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Irene Maxwell, 94, of Baker County

Irene Louise Maxwell, 94, died October 16, 2011 in Macclenny with her family by her side.

She was born on May 16, 1917 in Auburn, Indiana and moved in 1959 to Jacksonville where she resided until 2007. She was a resident of Baker County with her son until the time of her death.

Irene will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved to play Yahtzee and shop at Wal-Mart. She touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her. She was predeceased by her loving husband Harlan D. Maxwell.

Survivors include sons Ronald (Judy) Maxwell and Richard (Cathy) Maxwell; daughter Patricia Maxwell Bryant; many grandchildren, great-grandchild­ren and other loving family members and friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 9:15-9:45 on Thursday morning.

A graveside service for her will be held at 10 am Thursday, October 20 at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Cemetery with Brother Johnny Raulerson officiating. Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lura Richardson of Glen St. Mary

Lura Drulene (Ging) Luke Richardson, 65, of Glen St.

Mary died Saturday, October 15, 2001 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville after an extended illness. She was born in Lake Alfred and lived in Union and Baker Counties most of her life. She attended Union County High School.

Mrs. Richardson was the daughter of the late Drew and Edith Luke and was preceded in death by brother Earl Luke. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who always put her family first. She was always in the kitchen cooking. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly and was always a giving and caring person who would do anything for anybody. She was a member of Evangel Temple Church in Jacksonville.

Survivors include her loving husband of 49 years Benny Franklin, daughter Rhonda (Pea­­­nut) Davis of Middleburg; son Franklin (Debbie) Richardson of Glen St. Mary; brothers and sister Roy Luke and Mary Taylor, both of Jacksonville and Gary Luke of Lake Butler; grandchildren Lavaughn Morris, Melissa Davis, Brent Davis, Benny Richardson, Christopher Richardson, Amber Richardson and  Kaomi Cruce.

The funeral service was held Tuesday October 18 at 11 am in the Chapel of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler with Rev. Jim Cox officiating. Burial followed in South Prong Cemetery.

Arthur Boyd, 77, US Navy retired

Arthur Rice Boyd, 77, of Macclenny died October 10, 2011. He was born in Northfield, Vermont to the late Arthur Rice Boyd and Ida Burnham Boyd on February 6, 1934. He was a resident of Baker County for 35 years and a member of Faith Baptist Church.

Mr. Boyd served honorably in the Navy for 36 years, enjoyed gardening, fishing, military life and family time. He was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Dorothy Manuela Boyd; brother Everett Boyd and daughter Dottie Pittman.

Survivors include children Deborah (Robert) Julian of Gonzalez, LA, John Pittman Jr. of Marianna, FL and Kathy J. (Fred) Perry of Graham, FL; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 13 at 10 am at his church with Pastor Torran Dismuke officiating. Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery in Macclenny. The family will receive friends on October 12 from 5-7 pm at the funeral home. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Kunie Burnsed, 80, a native of Japan

Kunie N. “Toni” Burnsed, 80, of Macclenny died Thursday, October 6 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville following a brief illness. She was born in Kanagawa, Japan and resided in Great Falls, MT, Tampa and Charleston, SC before moving to Macclenny in 1977. She was a homemaker and member of the Baxter Church of God. She was a great cook and enjoyed sewing and gardening.

Survivors include husband Robert Burnsed of Macclenny; brother-in-law J.L. (Annie Ruth) Burnsed of Glen St. Mary; sister-in-law Lois Jean Canaday of Moniac; close friend Shizuyo Duggins of Macclenny; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved pet Gigi.

The funeral Service was held October 9 at the Christian Fellowship Temple with Pastor David Thomas officiating. Interment followed at North Prong Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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