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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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Dallas Ramer, 66, dies on August 11

Dallas Richard Ramer, 66, of Lake Butler died August 11, 2011 at Shands Hospital UF in Gainesville after an extended illness. Mr. Ramer was born in DeFuniak Springs and lived most of his life in Baker and Union counties. He was a retired truck driver and attended the First Baptist Church of Lake Butler. Mr Ramer was the son of the late Preston Dallas and Gladys Hollingsworth Ramer.

Survivors include daughter Charmin Mizell of Raiford; sons Kevin and Christopher Ramer, both of Raiford, Richie Ramer of Ft. Walton Beach, Dallas Ramer Jr. of Hosford and Christopher  Ramer of Lake City; 13 grandchildren.

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