Richard M. “Masa” Takamine, 94, of Macclenny died Sunday, May 6 at his residence. He was a native of Hilo, Hawaii and resided in Jacksonville before moving to Macclenny over 30 years ago. He was educated as a chiropractor and received his degree from the Palmer School of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa in 1949. He worked in the warehouse department with Winn-Dixie Food Stores in Jacksonville for many years. He was a loyal member of the First Baptist Church of Macclenny and an Army veteran of WWII.
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Mary Frances Penney Trimble, 83, died Monday, April 30, 2012 in Jacksonville. She was born September 5, 1928 in Daytona Beach to William E. and Stella Marie (Fender) Penney and graduated from Lee High School. She retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield after 20 years as a congressional claim examiner. Penney was a faithful member of Murray Hill Methodist Church in Jacksonville for over 40 years.
Her true passions were her family and reading, particularly the Bible. Penney encouraged a book club at St. Catherine Laboure Manor, which proudly had four members. She loved to garden and decorate for all seasons. Penney was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband of 45 years Fred Trimble.
Charles Evan Wellhausen, 70, of Maxville died May 3, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota to the late Walter Wellhausen and Beatrice Jones Wellhausen on November 16, 1941. Charles was a resident of Jacksonville since December 1972. He worked on his father’s farm, enjoyed drinking coffee and eating Buffalo cookies. He also enjoyed watching the Price is Right and Jeopardy.
Mr. Wellhausen loved riding on any moving vehicle, from tractors and lawn mowers to automobiles. He spent his days visiting his family, walking from house to house and became known as the road patrolman of Loest and North Road. He was predeceased by his grandmother Jenny Jones.
David John Bassile, 53, of Macclenny died Monday, April 30, 2012. Originally from New York, Mr. Bassile was a resident of Baker County for the last 32 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, cooking, camping and fishing.
Survivors include son Jason Bassile of Jacksonville; daughter Nicole (Michael) McFarlin of Macclenny; brothers Darryl Bassile of College Station, TX and Stephan Bassile of Kingston, NY; and five grandchildren.