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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.

John Griffis, 54, dies September 28

John Edward Griffis, 54, of Starke died September 28, 2011.

He was born in Starke to Earl Griffis and Grace Thigpen Griffis on August 31, 1957. He was a lifelong resident of Starke and employed at Buford Tree Service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He was predeceased by daughter Angel Gail Griffis.

Survivors include parents Earl and Grace Griffis; daughter Kim (Charles) Ellis of Lake City; sisters Margaret Nemeth, Patty (Eddie) Akeridge, Earline (Doug) Eunice and Irene (Phil) Manassa; granddaughter Layne Albritton and soon to be delivered granddaughter Brystal Ellis.

The funeral service was held on October 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services Chapel in Macclenny with Pastor Stanley Ellis officiating. Interment followed at Macedonia Cemetery in Macclenny. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

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.

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