Tonnie M. Blakely, 70, of Macclenny died on Sunday, January 20, 2013. Ms. Blakely was a sixty-year resident of Baker County and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Macclenny. For thirty three years, she was an administrative assistant and risk manager at Northeast Florida State Hospital and owned “A Touch of Spring” flower shop in Macclenny for ten years until it was sold to her “daughter-in-love” Brenda Kinghorn. She also was a receptionist for Dr. Garlon Webb in the Baker County school system, an active board member at Baker County Council on Aging, Fraser Hospital Authority and the Educational Foundation Board.
Mrs. Blakely was preceded in death by husband Clifford John Blakely Sr. She is survived by sons Clifford John “Blake” Blakely Jr. of Melbourne, Florida and James William “Jimmy” (Allison) Blakely of St. Augustine; “daughter-in-love” Brenda (Eric) Kinghorn of Glen St. Mary; sister Elizabeth Greene Taylor of Macclenny and five grandchildren.