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‘Shorty’ Robinson was nursery owner

Robinson

Robinson

Claude Leonard “Shorty” Robinson Sr., 85, a lifelong resident of Macclenny, died on June 13, 2013 at Acosta Rua Center for Caring. He was born in Waldo, FL on July 25, 1927 to the late Frank Robinson and Eva Elizabeth Monds Raulerson.

Claude attended the Manntown Congregational Holiness Church for many years and he dedicated his entire life to landscaping. He was the owner and operator of Manntown Nursery and Robinson Landscaping. He was preceded in death by his parents and aunt Rebecca Folsom; and step father Daniel Raulerson.

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Terence Ruise, 34, funeral on Saturday

Ruise

Ruise

Terence M. Ruise, 34, of Gainesville died on June 14, 2013. He is survived by his loving children Destiny, Justice, Tamara, Debriana, C. J., and Dominique; parents Oral and Pansy Ruise of Margaretta; brothers Lorne and Jarrod Ruise of Margaretta; sisters Barbara (Jarvis) Givens of Ft. Lauderdale and Erica (Myron) Doulet of Mayport ; fiancé Angela Moore of Gainesville; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Funeral Thursday for Ms. McKinne

McKinney

McKinney

Shirley Norman McKinney, 75, of Macclenny died on June 17, 2013 at Acosta-Rua Center for Caring with family by her side. She was born in Sanderson on September 30, 1937 to the late Thomas Samuel Norman and Edna Bell Prevatt Norman.

Shirley was a lifelong resident of Baker County and a longtime member of Raiford Road Church. She enjoyed her career as a supervisor for Independent Life Insurance Company, but most of all she enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her children. She loved singing Gospel music, playing the piano, sewing and teaching her home Bible study. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 39 years, Jack G. McKinney; and brother David Lee Norman.

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Joe Lee Jr., 66, former resident

Lee

Lee

Joe Lee Jr., 66, of Hilliard died on June 15, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Branford, FL on May 26, 1947 to the late Joe Lee Sr. and Thelma Bryant Lee Bryan.

Mr. Lee was a resident of Hilliard for the past 27 years after moving from Macclenny. He was raised in Baker County and spent many years as a plant nursery employee. Mr. Lee enjoyed fishing and watching documentaries, westerns and the History Channel. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Virgil Lee.

Mr. Lee is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Brenda Lee of Hilliard; son Charlie Lee of Jacksonville; brother Edward Lee of Lake Butler; sisters Myrtle Lee of Mandarin and Gennie (Bobby) Broughton of Gainesville; granddaughters Cameron and Madison Lee.

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