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Matthew Hendrix, 37, of Orange Park

Matthew “Matt” Steven Hendrix, 37, of Orange Park died August 16, 2011.

 He was born in Jacksonville on June 17, 1974 and raised in Macclenny. Matt loved his family and friends and adored his wife. He enjoyed many things in life, especially being a wonderful father to his son and step-sons, coaching Little League baseball and supporting Gator football. He will be remembered as a firefighter and EMT with a tender heart for people in need.

Survivors include wife Jennifer Zatorski Hendrix of Orange Park; son Jacob Hendrix of Macclenny; parents Wesley Steven and Regina Kloss Hendrix of Macclenny; step-sons Anthony and Michael Farrell of Orange Park; brother Lance (Carol) Hendrix; sister Lee Hendrix of Jacksonville; granddaughter Kylee Farrell; his son Jacob’s mother Katrina Jones of Macclenny. He also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and great friends.

The funeral service was held on August 23 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Salwek Bielsiewicz officiating.

V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services were in charge of the arrangements.

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.

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.

Pansy Baker, 78, dies August 19th

Pansy Boland Baker, 78, a of Glen St. Mary died Friday August 19, 2011 at the Kindred Hospital Green Cove Springs following an extended illness. Mrs. Baker was born in Chipley, Florida to Charles H. and Irma Bush Boland. She was a resident of Baker County for the past 46 years.

She loved to sew for cheerleaders, majorettes and all types of dresses including wedding gowns and prom dresses. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a member of the First Baptist Church of Macclenny. She was preceded in death by grandson Christopher Bland.

Survivors include husband of 56 years, Nathan Baker of Glen; daughter Tina Mobley of Macclenny and son Aaron (Carol) Baker of Baldwin; sisters Violet Skipper of Chipley and Genola Shelly of Tallahassee; brother Charles Boland Jr. of Milledgeville, GA;  grandchildren Celeste Baker, Jennifer Cribb, Joseph Bland and Jesselyn Mobley; three great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was held August 22 at her church with Dr. Edsell Bone officiating.

Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

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