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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.

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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