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Linda Bates, 62, collected angels

Linda Bates, 62, collected angels

Linda Marie Bates, 62, of Sanderson died July 15, 2011 at her residence. She was born in Jacksonville on February 3, 1949 to the late Walter Lee Waters and Velma Lee Anderson Waters. She had been a resident of Baker County for eight years after moving from Jacksonville. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cuyler. Linda enjoyed fishing, collecting angels, coloring, working on puzzles and spending time with her family.

Survivors include children Brian Keith Herndon of Sanderson and Tammy Marie Herndon of Jacksonville; brothers Kenny Davis of Baxter and Billy (Donna) Worthington of Glen St. Mary; step-brothers David and Kenny Steedley; sisters Mary Joyce (John) Thompson and Cindy (Adrian) Gay, both of Jacksonville, and Juanita (James) Fletcher of Middleburg; and step-sister Pat Steedley.

The family will receive friends and family July 28 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 pm at Macedonia cemetery with Pastor Billy Worthington officiating.

Charles Whaley, 62, loved outdoors

Charles Whaley, 62, loved outdoors

Charles Donald Whaley, 62, died July 22, 2011. He was born, raised and spent most of his life in Lake City, Lake Butler and Macclenny. He enjoyed fishing, riding and the outdoors with his dearest friends and family. He was preceded in death by daughter Donna Lee Bailey.

Survivors include son-in-law John Bailey; three grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Following his cremation, the family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Guerry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Sean Connell, 11, an accident victim

Sean Connell, 11,  an accident victim

Sean Douglas Connell, 11, of Macclenny died after a tragic accident on July 11, 2011. Sean was born in Jacksonville to James Connell and Angel Price Connell on May 1, 2000. He was a Baker County resident for two years after moving from Jacksonville and a member of First Assembly of God in Macclenny. Sean loved skateboarding, video games, talking, watching TV and fishing. He was predeceased by grandfather Robert “Bob” Price; great-grandfather Ed DeVevo; cousin Trudy Taylor Sarman.

Survivors include his parents of Macclenny; maternal grandparents John and Vivian Smith; paternal grandparents Bob and Donna Connell; great-grandmother Frances DeVevo; brother James Derrick Connell Jr.; sisters Christian Nichole Connell, Breanna Danielle Finton and Jaylee O’Neal; four aunts; three uncles.

The funeral service was held July 16 at 2:00 pm at his church with Pastor Joshua Potts officiating. Interment followed at Macedonia Cemetery in Macclenny. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.f

Randy Johnson, an avid sportsman

‘Randy’ Johnson, an avid sportsman

Doyle “Randy” Randall Johnson, 57, of Macclenny died July 13, 2011. Randy was born in Jacksonville to Betty Louise Riley Johnson and the late Doyle Alderman Johnson on November 12, 1953. He was a resident of Baker County for the last three years after moving from Whitehouse.

Mr. Johnson was a 1971 grad­­uate of Paxon Senior High School, worked as a supervisor for Atlantic Builders, a volunteer for the Nielson Transplant Foundation, and was vice-president of the Baldwin High School Booster Club. He coached in the Police Athletic League, winning a national championship in 1977 and hosted the show North Florida Sportsman with Randy Johnson. He loved hunting, fishing and was an avid Gator fan.

Survivors include  his mother Betty Louise Riley Johnson of Jacksonville; loving wife of 27 years, Sandra Dee Johnson of Macclenny; children Kasey Elizabeth Johnson of Macclenny and Devin Benton of Dallas, TX; brothers Richard A. (Debbie) Johnson of Jacksonville and Ronald J. (Nina) Johnson of Whitehouse; one niece; and granddaughter Kinsley Duval.

The funeral service was held July 16 at 11:00 am at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services Chapel in Macclenny with Pastor Richard Fish officiating. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Macclenny.

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