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William Koenig dies August 18th

William Henry Koenig Sr., 71, of Glen St. Mary died August 18, 2011 at his residence.

He was born in Jacksonville, on April 22, 1940 to William Christian and Ella Margaret James Koenig. William was a resident of Glen St. Mary since 1971 after moving from Jacksonville. He was a member of IBEW local 177 and a union electrician for 52 years.

Mr. Koenig was an avid gardener and pool player who played against the then-world champion Minnesota Fats. He also enjoyed cooking and watching cooking shows.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Phyllis E. Pettibone Koenig of Glen; sons William (Dani) H. Koenig Jr. and Philip David Koenig, both of Glen; grandsons Anthony Koenig, David Koenig and William Koenig; one brother-in-law; four sister-in-laws; numerous nieces and nephews.

V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Wade Thomas, 67, master electrican

Wade Leroy Thomas, 67, of Macclenny died August 2, 2011 of natural causes with family and friends by his side. He was born in Jacksonville on March 13, 1944, the son of Lindsey and Lillian Thomas. Wade graduated from Paxon High School and was a member of the National Guard. He was a master electrician for GE and National Can.

Mr. Thomas was a good man, father and grandfather and loved by many. He loved fishing with his buddies, was an FSU Seminoles fan and an avid golfer in his younger years. He was preceded in death by wife Marlys Thomas.

Survivors include sister Linda; son Brian; daughter Karen; grandsons Parker and Paxton.

The funeral service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Macclenny on August 27 at 5:00 pm. Giddens-Reed Funeral Home of Baldwin is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Palmer, 84, service at later date

Mazie T. Palmer, 84, of Jacksonville died August 11, 2011. She was born in Union County to Lawton Walton Thornton and Verdie Gatlin Thornton on February 11, 1927. She was a resident of Jacksonville most of her life and worked in the clerical department of JEA for more than 20 years before retirement. She loved birds, history and visiting museums. In her early years, she enjoyed painting with oil. She also belonged to the Senior Citizens Group.

She was predeceased by son Robert Charles Palmer.

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Wilford Padgett, 60, was Army vet

Wilford Harold Padgett, 60, of Jacksonville died August 4, 2011. He was born in Jacksonville to the late Preston Padgett and Leona Harris Padgett on January 23, 1951. He was a life-long resident of Maxville and honorably served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed fishing, tending to livestock, reading and watching westerns.

Mr. Padgett was predeceased by siblings Sammy Padgett, L.J. Padgett, Franklin Padgett, Buddy Padgett, Lewis Padgett, David Wayne Padgett, Betty Manning and Nancy Rosier.

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