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Idella Lee, 59, of Macclenny dies

Idella Lee, 59, of Macclenny dies

Idella Mae Lee, 59, of Macclenny died July 8, 2011 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville. Mrs. Lee was born in Macclenny and resided there all of her life.

Survivors include her loving and devoted husband of 43 years, Alto Jerome Lee; children Dorothy Church (Ambi), Gerzell Barringer and Schella Lee, all of Macclenny; Wanda Robertson, of Clarksville, TN, Favian Alto Lee, Favian Jeremy Lee, Dale Jerome Lee, Wilbur Lee Johnson and Rushad Lee, all of Macclenny; 25 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters Mary Louise (Tommy) Burton of Lake City and Nellie Mae Johnson of Macclenny; a number of other loving relatives and friends.

The funeral service for Mrs. Lee was held at 11:00 am on July 16 at Emmanuel Church of God in Christ in Macclenny with Elder Joe Nathan Ruise officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Macclenny. Harry Brown Funeral Directors and Cremation Service of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Helms, 81, of Macclenny

Margaret Helms, 81, of Macclenny

Margaret Jean Thomas Voorhees Helms, 81, of Macclenny died at her home on July 12, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 20, 1930 in Clearwater to Raymond Alison Thomas and Martha Holmes Dykes Thomas. She was a fun-loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved being involved with all family activities and lived for her family.

Her life’s work was devoted to the education of children. In 1960, she and Willa Jean Walker opened the first public kindergarten in Macclenny, Busy Beaver Kindergarten. Then she worked with the Baker County School System from 1968 until her retirement in 1988.

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Patricia Moistner dies in Tennessee

Patricia Moistner
dies in Tennessee

Patricia Pringle Harden Moist­­ner, 57, of Soddy-Daisy, TN died Monday, July 18, 2011 at her home. She was a Protestant and loved her flowers and gardening, and had a big heart of gold. She was preceded in death by her parents Cleveland Henry and Debbie Gladys Pringle.

She is survived by her loving husband of 17 years, Phillip Moistner, daughters Mary (Stephen) Higgins, Robin (Junior) Parker; brothers Larry Joe (Gayle) Pringle, Luther (Mary) Pringle, Cleveland (Karen) Pringle; grandchildren Breanna Chancey, Tommy Chancey and C.J. Parker; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be 2:00 pm on Thursday, July 21 in the chapel of Williamson and Sons Funeral Home in Soddy-Daisy with the Rev. Aaron Simmons officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Reverend Paxton, 75, of St. George

Reverend Paxton, 75, of St. George

Rev. Bernard E. “Bud” Paxton, 75, of St. George, GA died peacefully July 14, 2011 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick. Rev. Paxton was born on December 1, 1935 in Galion, Ohio. He was an ordained minister of the Congregation of Holiness Churches, and a member at Woodstock Park Congregation of Holiness Church in Jacksonville. His greatest joy in life was serving God and reading the Bible, with a special interest in Biblical prophecy.

Rev. Paxton was a longtime resident of Baker County before residing in St. George. He retired from JEA after more than 30 years. After his retirement he worked for Advanced Auto Parts of Macclenny for 10 years. Rev. Paxton served in the Navy from 1952-1956 and served several more years in the reserves.

He was preceded in death by parents Mary Frances Smith and James Duane Paxton; and brother James Duane Paxton, Jr.

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