Michaelena “Mikey” Wilson

Michaelena “Mikey” Wilson, age 80, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Haven Hospice, in Gainesville, Fl. Graveside services will be on Saturday, April 29, at 11 a.m., at Ebenezer Baptist Church, in Madison. Michaelena was born in St. Augustine on Nov. 1, 1936, and moved to Gainesville three years ago from Madison. She was a member of Madison First Baptist Church.  She is survived by her husband, Bryan Wilson, of Gainesville; one son, Bryan Wilson III, of Anchorage, Ak.; one daughter, Laura Gallagher, of Tallahassee; one sister, Victoria…

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William Wesley Rudd

Mr. William Wesley Rudd, III, age 54, of Monticello, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Tallahassee, after a brief illness. He was born on July 5, 1962, in Thomasville, Ga. He lived most of his childhood life in Aucilla, Fl., before moving to Madison. He graduated from Madison High School in 1980, and attended North Florida Junior College. He was a self-employed contractor, and previously worked for the Department of Corrections and Norfolk Southern Railway. Rudd was a member of Faith Baptist Church. He loved golf, fishing, NASCAR…

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Marion O’Larry Baker

Marion O’Larry Baker entered into a peaceful rest on Wednesday, April 19, 2017,  and is now present with the Lord. A Home-going Celebration will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, at Cooks and Cooper Funeral Home, located at 162 SW Third Avenue, in Madison. Viewing will be prior to the service, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Chapel. Interment will be at Oakridge Cemetery, in Madison, near his beloved mother and other cherished family members. In his honor, a garden of Peace Lilies will be planted…

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Community News 

Farm Credit of Northwest Florida helps local areas

Story Submitted Farm Credit of Northwest Florida’s Board of Directors is proud to announce the return of $3 million to its 981 member-owners.  The refund represents approximately 21.22 percent of the interest borrowers paid on their loans last year. “Farm Credit of Northwest Florida had another successful year in 2016.  We’re pleased to be able to share our success with borrowers by putting profits in their pockets,” said Richard Terry, Chairman of the Board. Since 1988, Farm Credit of Northwest Florida has returned more than $82 million in patronage refunds…

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