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Mary Hicks, 72, dies June 29th

Mary Hicks, 72,
dies in June 29th

Mary N. Hicks, 72, of Glen St. Mary died June 29, 2011. She was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey to the late Paul Sapp and Mabel Stott Sapp on February 28, 1939. Mary was a resident of Baker County since she was 18 years old after moving from New Jersey, and a member of First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary. She was a store clerk at the Kwik Stop in Glen St. Mary for 20 years. She enjoyed playing bingo and eating Kit Kat bars. She was predeceased by her husband George Dale Hicks, Sr.

Survivors include her children: George Dale (Cali) Hicks Jr of Thomasville, GA, Paul Daniel (Cathy) Hicks of Port Orchard, W.A. and Terri (Billy) Wilds of Glen St. Mary; brother Paul Sapp of Niceville, FL: sisters Dee Lange of MA and Ethel Davis of NJ; 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

The funeral service for Mrs. Hicks was held on Saturday July 2 at 10:00 am at her church with Pastor Randy Williams officiating. Interment followed in Manntown Cemetery in Glen St. Mary. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary’s Master Plan Fund in Mary’s name.

Candis Thompson, X-ray technician

Candis Thompson,
an x-ray technician

Candis Lynda Thompson, 53, of Macclenny died on June 28, 2011. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia to the late William Blake and Carol Boatner Blake on August 1, 1957. She was a resident of Baker County for the last 23 years after moving from Jacksonville. Ms. Thompson was an x-ray technician at St. Vincent’s Medical Center for 21 years. She was a fun loving, nurturing, caring and giving person and loved to cook.

Survivors include her son: C.J. (Jessica) Thompson of Macclenny;  brother Dale (Renee) Blake of Jacksonville; aunt Barbara Boatner and granddaughter Kendall Thompson.

The funeral service for Ms. Thompson was held on Friday July 1 at 11:00 am at the chapel of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services in Macclenny with Pastor Grady Allbritton officiating. Interment followed at Kingsley Lake Baptist Cemetery in Starke.

Harold Wilkerson of Jacksonville dies

Harold Wilkerson, 59, of Jacksonville died Saturday, July 2. He was the son of the late Lewis and Leola Smith Wilkerson, and a truck driver who attended the Otis Road Church of God.

Mr. Wilkerson is survived by his wife Deborah Wilkerson of Jacksonville; sons Lewis Wilkerson of Jacksonville, Branden Wilkerson, Gerald (Toni) Wilkerson and Colson (Jennifer) Wilkerson, all of Macclenny; daughters Rebecca (Randell) Davis of Glen St. Mary and Catherine Townsend of Macclenny; brother Franklin (Linda) Wilkerson of Baldwin; step-children Robert (Renee) Graham of Macclenny, Tanya Rewis of Baldwin, and Lydia Wilkerson of St. Petersburg; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by daughter Alisha R. Wilkerson.

A memorial service was held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, July 6 at his church with Rev. John Spratlin Jr. officiating. Arrangements were under the direction

Bootsie Frederick, 75, of Sanderson

Bootsie Frederick, 75, of Sanderson

Bootsie Grace Frederick, 75, of Sanderson, died July 4 at the Acosta Rua Center for Caring in Jacksonville. Mrs. Frederick was born in White Springs and resided in Baker County for the past 30 years. She was the daughter of the late Ernest Daniel and Zeffie Johnson Grace.

Bootsie graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, was a homemaker most of her life and enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening. She loved gathering with family and friends for social teas. She worked along side her husband in the Labor of Love Ministry until his death in 2006. She also owned a small janitorial business.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Rev. Henry Durell “Pop” Frederick; sons Clint Frederick and Charles Frederick. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.

Survivors include daughters Cheryl (Jeff) Read, Fisherville, KY, and Cathy (Steve) Harvey, Sanderson; son Chris (Gayla) Frederick, Big Bear, CA; sisters Helen Bunkley, Keystone Heights and Clara Rhodes, Tallahassee; brothers Ernest (Deloris) Grace, Fruit Cove, and Charles (Jean) Grace, Keystone Heights; brother-in-law James “Butch” (Dianne) Frederick, Bryceville; twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be conducted Thursday, July 7 at 2:00 pm in the Macclenny First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ricky Baldwin officiating. Interment will follow in the Cedar Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 6, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny.

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