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WILLA MAE THRIFT Obituary
THRIFT Willa Mae Thrift, age 92, was called home to be with the Lord on June 23, 2013. She was born in 1920 to the late Lewis and Lossie Johns and lived in Baker County all of her life. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of fifty-two years, Paul T. Thrift. Willa Mae was secretary for the State Board of Health, Baker County Sheriff's Office and the Clerk of Courts. She and Paul built and operated Thrifty Stop Grocery before retiring in 1979. She had a deep love for flowers, plants, and enjoyed working in her yard and garden. She also enjoyed cooking, canning, and always wanted visitors to leave with a gift in their hand. Willa Mae was a devoted Christian mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She always had a friendly smile and dearly loved her family and friends. She will be greatly missed but her love and sweet memories will live forever in our hearts. She is survived by her three children: Timothy Thrift, Paula T. Barton, and Joey (Bebe) Thrift. Four grandchildren, Jody (Sabrina), Jim and Christi Thrift and Nanette Barton. Six great grandchildren: Tana, Teanna, Tinsleigh, Taragan Barton and Tucker and Tara Lynn Thrift. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church of Macclenny. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, from 6:00-9:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church of Macclenny. GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, Macclenny, Fla. is in charge of arrangements. www.guerryfuneralhome.net Please Sign the Guestbook @Jacksonville.com


Published in the Florida Times-Union from June 25 to June 26, 2013
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