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Sandra Johnson dies September 28

Sandra A. Johnson of Jacksonville died September 28, 2011. She was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Baldwin and also regularly attended Mt. Ararat Baptist Church. She was a graduate of William M. Raines High School, class of 1973.

Ms. Johnson was the daughter of Jessie (Betty) Johnson and the late Fred Johnson Sr. Other than her mother, she is survived by sister Bettye Johnson; brother Fred Johnson Jr.; aunt Sarah Register; uncle Clifford Register; a host of other relatives and friends.

The funeral service was held Saturday, October 8 at 1 pm at her church with Rev. Jimmy Copeland officiating. Interment followed at Piney Grove Cemetery. Carthage Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Service held for infant Savannah

Infant Savannah Jean White died October 6, 2011 at Orange Park Medical Center. She was loved by so many family and friends who awaited her birth.

Survivors include parents Shawn and Melissa White of Glen St. Mary; brother Waylon White; grandparents David and Brenda Lewis of Orange Park, Kimberly White of Jacksonville, Robert and Susan White of Glen St. Mary; great-grandparents Connie and Shirley White of Glen St. Mary, Vernon and Beatrice Dukes of Lake Butler.

The funeral service will be held October 22 at 11:00 am in the chapel of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler.

Raymond Griffis, 82, of Olstee, dies

Raymond “Cowboy” Griffis, 82, died October 2, 2011 after a lengthy illness. Mr. Griffis was a life-long Olustee resident, cowboy and county road department employee. He is preceded in death by daughter Darlene Griffis.

Survivors include wife Wanda Griffis of Olustee; son Tim Griffis of Lulu; step-son Robert (Thelma) Hogan of Lake City; step-daughters Robin Bailey of High Springs and Karen Griffis of Jacksonville; brother Willie (Vonnie) Griffis of Sanderson, sisters Betty (Bob) Howard and Louise (Clinton) Westberry of Sanderson and Myrtle Johnson of Valdosta; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

The funeral service will be held Thursday October 6 at Watertown Congregational Methodist Church in Lake City. Visitation will be at 1 pm and services will follow at 2 pm. Burial will be at the Olustee Cemetery.

Robert Lentz Sr., 50, of St. George, dies

Robert Ezra Lentz Sr., 50, of St. George died September 29, 2011. Robert was born to the late Paul Ezra Lentz and Ida Mae Renshaw Lentz in Atlanta on March 3, 1961. He was a Charlton County resident most of his life and attended First Baptist Church of St. George. Robert was an avid NASCAR and Bulldog fan. He enjoyed fishing, cooking out and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Survivors include sons Robert Ezra Lentz of Wisconsin, Steven D. Lentz of Indiana, Curtis G. (Chelsey) Lentz of Maryland and Joshua L. Lentz of St. George; brothers Lanier Lentz of St. George and Buddy Johnson of Yulee; sisters Delaine Creppell of Jacksonville, Gayle Petty of Folkston and Glenda Sirmans of Nashville, GA; grandchildren Austin, Aaliya, Alexis Raylan, Rylie and Kodie.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, October 4 at 11:00 am at his church with Pastor Ray McKendree officiating. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of the arrangements.

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