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Chris Germain, 53, dies Aug. 1

Mary Christine Germain, 53, of Taylor died unexpectedly on August 1, 2011. She lived at the Jacksonville beaches in her younger years and moved to Macclenny in 1993. Chris worked at Fraser Food Store the past six years.

She was the daughter of the late Joyce (Steve) Powell of Trenton, FL and the late Gene (Adie) Richardson of St. Petersburg, FL.

Ms. Germain is survived by her long-time companion Timothy Jordan and daughter Melissa (Shane) Oralls of Glen St. Mary; brother Harold (Nancy) Richardson of St. Augustine; sisters Debbie (David) Lieving of Cartersville, GA and Gina (Mike) Mackenzie of Trenton; three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

A service will be held at the Christian Fellowship Temple in Macclenny on Saturday, August 6 at 1:00 pm. Memorialization by cremation.

Acy Green, 85, dies July 28th

Acy Jackson Green died peacefully at his home in Columbia County near Olustee on Thursday morning, July 28, 2011, at the age of 85 after an extended illness.

He was born in Baker County on February 8, 1926 to Harry Stanton Green and Effie Lavenia Coleman Green. His father was a town marshall and died after being involved in a vehicle pursuit of bootleggers while Acy was a small child. His mother died during his high school years, and his mother’s family, especially his maternal grandmother Id Coleman, attempted to fill the void.

Mr. Green shared a close relationship with his uncles Charlie Coleman, Walter Coleman, and Asa Coleman until their deaths. He grew up in Baker County and graduated high school in Baker County. He worked at the Jacksonville Shipyards during World War II, then at the Olustee Experimental Forest Service with the United States Department of Agriculture until the facility closed in the early 1970s.

Acy married Cassie Davis on September 14, 1945, sharing over 65 years together, and she was by his side when he left this earth. They had four children,   Harry Stanton Green, Kathy Ann Green Daugherty (James Larry), Connie Denise Green Moseley (Robert Lamar) and Judy Darlene Green Odom. His three daughters survive him

Mr. Green lived most of his adult life in Lake City, but later built a home on property in the Osceola Forest, where he enjoyed catching and cooking catfish out of his pond.

Acy was preceded in death by siblings Annie Mae Green Clark, Hilda Green Rawls Carroll, twin brother Lacy Joseph Greene; son Harry Stanton Green; granddaughter Jamie Larraine Daugherty Shaw.

A celebration of his life was held at Guerry Funeral Home in Lake City on July 31 at 2:00 pm. Internment followed at the Memorial Cemetery.

Elizabeth N. Johnson, 69, of Jacksonville, NC dies

Elizabeth N. Johnson, 69, of Jacksonville, N.C. died July 29, 2011 at her home.

Mrs. Johnson worked for Ed Hurst Nationwide Insurance for the last 25 years as the office manager. She was preceded in death by parents Alvin T. Collins Sr., and Catherine Harrell Collins; brothers Alvin T. Collins Jr., Clifford Collins and Otis Collins.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Larry G. Johnson Sr.; sons Larry G. Johnson Jr., Shane A. (Lesley) Johnson and Tracy L. Johnson, all of Onslow County; grandchildren April Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Sammy Johnson and Trent Johnson;  great-grandson Callahan Gill; sisters Marguerite Spaulding, Catherine Grant of Taylor, Winnifred Spaulding, Martha Dreggers and Mary Lynne Rowell, all of Florida; brothers, Jerry Collins, David Collins, Daniel Collins and Phillip Collins, all of Florida.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. August 3 at Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with the Rev. Frinchie Pete Lowery officiating. Interment will follow at Coastal Carolina State Veteran Cemetery. Donations may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in memory of Mrs. Elizabeth N. Johnson, Memorial Program FH 1st Jude Place, BLDG. P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 300, Memphis, TN 38148-0552.

Iris Westberry, 74, of Glen dies

Iris E. Westberry, 74, of Glen St. Mary died Friday, July 29, 2011 at the Acosta-Rua Center for Caring in Jacksonville.

A native of Sanderson, Mrs. Westberry was a daughter to Charney and Lecy Richardson Rhoden and had lived most of her life in Baker County. She was a charter member of the Macclenny Moose Lodge #2026, was of the Holiness faith and enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Lawrence E. Westberry of Glen; son Butch Lee of Canada; brothers Ellis Rhoden of Sanderson and Gary (Roberta) Kirkland of Hastings; sisters Sherry Kirkland of Mandarin and Kay (Donald) Combs of Macclenny; step-sons Gary Westberry of Oswego, NY, Terry Michael Westberry of Fulton, NY and Larry Westberry of Watertown, NY; special friends Sam Waters, Billy and Brenda Roundtree, all of Macclenny; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Guerry Funeral Home.

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