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Mitch Givens funeral Saturday

Elder Mitchel “Mitch” Givens died on February 23, 2013 in Macclenny. He was born August 3, 1921 in Baker County.

The funeral service for Elder  Givens will be 2 pm on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Faith Bible Church on US 90 west of Sanderson.

The family will receive friends from 7-9 pm on Friday, March 1 at the Church of God By Faith in Sanderson.

Combs Funeral Home of Lake City was in charge of arrangements.

Bulah Bunham, 72, of Glen dies

Bulah Mae Burnham, 72, of Glen St. Mary died on Saturday, February 23, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. A lifelong resident of Baker County, Mrs. Burnham was an avid Florida Gator fan who loved to read, do puzzles, crochet and garden. She was a member of the Sanderson Congregational Holiness Church and loved spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Horace Burnham Sr.; sons Horace (Lorie) Burnham Jr. and Timmie (Cheryl) Burnham, both of Glen St. Mary; daughters Elouise (Robert) Moore of Glen St. Mary, Marline (Jimmy) Walker of Macclenny, Myrtle (Erwin) Taylor and Melissa (Tommy) Richardson, both of Glen St. Mary; sisters Vallie Harris and Rose (Arthur) Belleville, both of Macclenny, Erma (Mitchell) Carter of Jacksonville, Patty (Mike) Combs of Sanderson and Debbie (Paul) McAllister of Raiford; seventeen grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son: Billy Joe Burnham.

The funeral service was held 11 am on Tuesday, February 26,  at the Christian Fellowship Temple in Macclenny, FL with Pastor David Thomas and Rev. Oral Lyons officiating. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Macclenny. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

Richard Lyons, 81, of Jacksonville

Richard E. Lyons, 81, died February 24, 2013 in Jacksonville from complications of congestive heart failure. He was a graphic designer and best known for the logo he designed for the Miami Heat. He was also a fine artist.

Mr. Lyons was born in Lochloosa, Florida on October 31, 1931 to Augusta and Ervin Lyons. He graduated from Pierson High School in 1949. He and his twin brother Bill served in the U.S. Navy 1951-1955. Richard lived most of his life in Jacksonville and Atlanta.

He is survived by his brother William (Dixie) and his sister Bonnie Lyons, all of Macclenny; nieces Sharon Y. (Robert) Cobb of Jacksonville, Pat Cobb of St. George, GA and Terri (David) Hair of Glen St. Mary.

A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on March 3, at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 729 S. Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, FL.

Infant Meyer rites Thursday

Infant Liam Jace Meyer of Glen St. Mary died on February 24, 2013 at Shands at the University of Florida with family by his side. He was born in Jacksonville on November 29, 2012 to Jason Meyer and Lindsey Burnham Meyer. Liam was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother Bulah Mae Burnham and paternal grandmother Ginger Meyer.

Liam is survived by his loving parents; maternal grandparents Horace (Lorie) Burnham of Glen St. Mary; paternal grandfather James Nicholas Meyer of Henderson, NV; maternal great-grandfather Horace Burnham Sr.; maternal great-grandparents Buck (Nancy) Armentrout of Macclenny; paternal great-grandmother June Spencer of Newell, SD; aunts and uncles Trent (Brandy) Burnham, Mandy (Mark) Carpenter, and Amy Rodriguez.

A private funeral service will be held Thursday, February 28 at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services chapel with Pastor David Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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