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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.

Harvey Leino II, infant, dies July 30

Harvey James Leino II, infant son of Harvey Leino and Sarah Proffitt, died July 30, 2011 at Orange Park Medical Center. He was preceded in death by grandfather James Dulls.

Survivors include his parents  of Middleburg; maternal grandparents Billy and Terri Proffitt  of Middleburg; paternal grandparents Fran Bentley of Green Cove Springs and Todd Leino of St. Augustine; maternal great grandmother Bella Harris of Maxville; paternal great-grandparents Cleo Dulls of Green Cove Springs and Irene and Arnold Harvey of Clay Hill. 

A graveside service was held August 3 at 10:00 am at Long Branch Cemetery in Maxville with Pastor Ben Harrell officiating. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Bobby Booth, 81, dry waller

Robert Stephen “Bobby” Booth, 81, of Glen St. Mary died Thursday, July 28, 2011 at the V.A. Medical Center in Gainesville following an extended illness. He was a native of Homerville, Georgia and had resided in Jacksonville for many years before moving to Glen St. Mary 22 years ago.

He was a self-employed dry wall installer in the construction industry for over 40 years until his retirement in 1997.

Mr. Booth was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Cuyler, a loving father, wonderful husband and loving grandfather, a member of the Camp Branch Hunting Club of Fargo, Georgia and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by parents Jesse Leonard Booth and Eunice Inez Barlow Booth; daughter Andela Beth Pharr.

Survivors include wife Geraldine J. Booth of Glen St. Mary; daughters Kathy Lang of Jacksonville, Bobbie Jane Conner of Glen St. Mary, Gloria Hutzler of Middleburg and Teresa Youmans of Memphis; son Hoke Steven Booth of Hampton, SC; sister Mary E. Reibow of Lansing, MI; brother Waver D. Booth of Jacksonville Beach; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held at 11:00 am on August 1 in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Worthington officiating. Interment followed at Macedonia Cemetery.

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