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From THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS issue of 12 May, 1933

“BODY OF JESSE CREWS MANGLED BY TRAIN.

“The body of Jesse Crews, 30, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Crews of Macclenny, was struck by a freight train at 3:40 Sunday morning in West Macclenny. The body was immediately taken from under the train by the crew and County Judge Dowling, Constable J. M. Brown, Justice of Peace Minger, and Night Watchman Griffis notified. Judge Minger impaneled a coroner’s jury who viewed the body and adjourned to meet Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock.

“Burial service for Jesse Crews was held at Manntown Cemetery Monday afternoon, Rev. S. T. Duckworth of the Church of God officiating. The deceased was well known about Macclenny where he was reared and is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. John Crews.

“At the inquest Tuesday morning the train crew composed of Russell Lamb, engineer; J. L. Lee, fireman; F. P. Walker, conductor; E. K. Stone, flagman; J. V. Lewis and D. W. Sloane, brakemen, testified that the body was cold when the train was stopped within 11 car lengths after striking the body. Mr. Lamb testified that he saw the body distinctly and noted that it was a white man and immediately applied the brakes and succeeded in bringing the train of 30 cars to a stop within 11 car lengths. He stated the train was making from 30 to 35 miles an hour, with the exception of two cars all were loaded. Mr. Lamb stated that the first car picked up the body on the brake beam and this caused the head to be shattered and one leg cut off below the knee and one foot. The body was otherwise bruised.

“Testimony introduced at the inquest showed that Crews and Clifford Hodges had been together about town until 12 o’clock Saturday night when Crews went into the home of Mrs. Sara Bennett. Hodges is then said to have left Crews, whose whereabouts are unaccounted for until he was struck by the train. O. F. Shepard, watchman at Walters mill, testified that he heard 3 shots about 1 o’clock in that section. Hodges stated that he left the Bennett house with Noah Ellison who was carrying a lantern and trying to fix a truck. Rich Lauramore testified in seeing Hodges about this time near the old dance hall. However, Hodges was found asleep on the road south of the railroad and near the section houses after the body of Crews was taken up. Hodges admits that they were drinking freely.

“An axe with what is supposed to be blood on it was found on the railroad and new highway by L. B. Williams Sunday morning, but it has not been connected with the affair. Other theories are advanced that Crews was murdered and laid on the track to be mangled by the train or that he died and fell between the tracks and that he fell and struck his head on the rail, thus causing death. However, some of those have been substantiated by fact, and the coroner’s jury, after hearing all testimony, adjourned to meet again Friday, 12, at 2 o’clock when the case will be gone into again and further evidence will try to be developed that will clear up the tragic death of Jesse Crews.

“The State was represented at the hearing by County Prosecutor Walter A. Dopson, and Col. Culpepper of Jacksonville, appeared in the interest of the railroad.

“The coroner’s jury was composed of J. R. Rowe, foreman, J. G. Crews, F. B. Crews, W. W. Lott, J. M. Thompson, and L. B. Williams.”


Baker County Press February 24, 1933

John L. Williams, 64, of 330 Magnolia Street, Jacksonville, died Sunday afternoon, following a brief illness. Mr. Williams was born in Baker County, and came to Jacksonville from Shamrock about a year ago. He was an employee of the Putnam Lumber Company, and was a member of the Cross City Methodist Church.
Mr. Williams is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bessie Williams, two daughters, Mrs. Lollis Chamness and Mrs. Edna Westbrook, this city; three sons, Acie Williams, Glen St.Mary; John A. and Tolliver Williams, this city; one sister, Mrs. Balning Taylor, Macclenny, and one brother, Walt Williams, Glen St. Mary.
Funeral service was conducted the graveside at Taylor cemetery Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. J. D. ,Williams of Glen St, Mary officiating.
(s/o William J. Williams & Courtney Raulerson - h/o Frances Missouri Taylor - 1867 - Dec 1933)


Baker County Press February 24, 1933

The death of Mrs. Laura Raulerson, which occured at her home near Baxter Saturday, 18th (Feb 1933), was a shock to the entire community. Mrs. Raulerson is survived by her husband, Daniel Raulerson and the following children: Mrs. Ada Raulerson, Plant City; Candy Raulerson, Sanderson, Mrs. Ida Gainey, Mrs. Lizzie Raulerson, Baxter, Clyde, Alfred and Glen Raulerson of Baxter; Miss Nova Raulerson of Plant City.
Funeral services was conducted at the grave side at Taylor Cemetery Sunday afternoon, the Rev, W. B. Crews officiating

(d/o David & Mary Jane Mizell - w/o Daniel A. Raulerson)


Baker County Press March 10, 1933

Juanita Walker, 5 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Walker, died at a Jacksonville Hosopital Friday. Burial service was held at Swift Creek Cemetery Saturday.
The deceased is survived by ber parents, a brother and sister, James and Doris of Macclenny.


Baker County Press March 24, 1933

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Burnsed Powers, 76, widow of Richard Powers, were held at the Church of Christ Wednesday morning, 22nd, at 10:00 o’clock, the Rev. H. Allen of Tampa, officiating. The interment was made in the family mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery, beside the remains of her late husband.
Pall bearers were Sidney Powers, Audrey Powers, Rudolph Powers, Donald Powers, Lee Garrett and Winfred Powers, all grandsons of the deceased.
The funeral and interment was one of the largest attended ever held in Macclenny and the many the man and costly floral offerings attested the very high esteem in which Mrs. Powers was held.
Mrs. Powers had been in ill health for about 14 years, when she suffered a stroke of paralysis, and for the past two weeks her condition had been critical until death relieved her of all sufferings.
Mrs. Powers would have been 77 years of age on the 25th of next July. She was married to Richard Powers in 1870, when they settled just across the river in Georgia where they developed some fine farming and accumulated considerable property. They moved to Macclenny in 1901, where Mr. Powers entered the naval stores business and the manufacture of lumber. He still continued to accumulate money and property and at the time of his death, January 11, 1929 he was one of the wealthiest men in the section.
Mrs. Powers joined the Church of Christ about 25 years ago, and has since been one of the most devout and loyal members, attending services many times when she had to be carried and in great physical pain. She was one of the most loyal and devoted wives and mothers it has ever been our good fortune to encounter and she was loved and revered by all with whom she came in contact. She will be greatly missed in this community , where she has ever stood ready to aid the needy and relieve the afflicted.
Mrs. Powers was the mother of 14 children, 7 of whom are living. They are A.D. Powers, Arthur J. Powers and Herman F. Powers of Macclenny; Mrs. L. B. Williams, Mrs. O. K. Garrett, Mrs. C. H. Ellis and Mrs. J. C. Mackey of Macclenny. There are 19 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
The Press joins the large circle of friends of the bereaved family in extending sympathy.

(25 Jul 1856 - 20 Mar 1933)


BEN RIGDON SHOT TO DEATH WEDNESDAY

Wesley Davis, son of Andrew Davis, is being held in the county jail by Sheriff Joe Jones. Jr., for the killing of Ben Rigdon here Wednesday morning about 11:30.
Circuit Court had just adjourned after Judge Adkina had sentenced Aughtery Hodges, and in doing so strongly recommented on tba serious affairs In connection with the lawlessness now prevalent. Two shots rang out and when Sheriff Jones arrived Ben Rigdon was breathing his last and Wesley Davis was atanding over him with a a smoking 38 in his hand. Sheriff Jones took Davis into custody, the shooting taking place just west of the jail in front of the garage.
Sheriff Jones found 3 poeket knives on and about Rigdon. State Attorney A. S. Crews and Judge A. Z. Adkins were present, and Sheriff Jones at once empanelled a coroner’s jury who with Dr. E. W. crockett viewed the body and adjorned to Wednesday, 26th, at 2 p.m. when a hearing will be held before County Judge Frank Dowling with State Attorney Crews in attendance.
1912-1933 - s/o William J. & Victoria A - So. Prong cem.


Baker County Press May, 1933

Ben Rigdon Killing Held Justified

The Coroner’s inquest held Wednesday afternoon before County Judge Frank Dowling, held that the killing of Ben Rigdon, who was killed in Macclenny on Wednesday 19, was justifiable, and that Wes Davis shot and killed Rigdon in defense of his life.
Five witnesses were heard and the case was conducted by State Attorney A.S. Crews of Starke. The Cornoner’s jury was composed of F.B. Crews, Tate Powell, John Burnett, O.C. Burnsed, Horace Howard, G.D. Bethea.
The evidence of the witnesses showed that Rigdon was walking on Davis with a knife in each hand. Rigdon had married a sister of Davis and the trouble resulting in the fatal shooting, is alleged to have been caused by ill feeling between the two men on account of a recent separation of Rigon and his wife.


Baker County Press July, 1933

Eldridge E. Alderman of Lulu, was killed Wednesday night June 28th, about a mile west of Olustee by passenger train No. 39.
In what manner Alderman came to be on the track is not known, but the engineer realized that the engine had struck something living and the train was stopped and a search made, but the body was not found. When the train arrived at Lake City they got in touch with the section foreman who called Special Agent Jones at Jacksonville. Jones rushed to the scene by auto and found the body and notified Sheriff Joe Jones, Jr.
Sheriff Jones with Judge Frank Dowling held an inquest over the body and the following verdict was found: “We find that Eldridge E. Alderman came by his death on the night of June 28th by being struck by S.A.L. train No. 30.”
Nothing of Alderman is known here except that he was from Lulu, but at his side was a Masonic identification card which he had evidently placed there to be seen before he died. It must have been between 2 and 3 hours that he was found after being struck and Special Agent Jones states that he gave a last gasp when he reached the body.
s/o George Franklin Alderman & Callie Lee Robert - buried Bethlehem cem, Columbia Co.


Baker County Press, August 1934

BURTOR C. CREWS

. Burton C. (Calvin) Crews, age 82 years, died at his home a few miles north of Macclenny Tuesday morning at 7:15 after having been in failing health for several months, Mr. Crews known, all over the county and was well liked by all with whom he came in contact. He was a member of the Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church.
He is survived by 3 sons, John C., Thomas B., and N. Foster Crews of Macclenny.
Five daughters, Mrs. Lucy Mobley of Macclenny, Mrs, Anna Rauleson of Jacksonville. Mrs Pencie Rhoden of Macclenny, Miss Mary Crews and Mrs. Rosie Yarborough of Jacksonville.
Eight brothers, Andrew, Andrew, Lucian and Pomp of St. George, Ga., Berry Crews of Manning, Newt. Crews of Palatka, Willis Cre\ws of Macclenny.
One sister, Mrs. Jane Carpenter of Macclenny.
Funeral services were conducted at Oak Grove Cemetery Wednesday morning at 10 o'ciock, the Rev- W. R. Rhoden, pastor, officiating.
1852-1934 - s/o Calvin McDonald Crews - h/o Georgia Ann Bennett


The Florida Times-Union, 26 Jul 1920. "Death in Macclenny of Sheriff A. J. Sweat."

Macclenny, July 26 - (Special) Sheriff A. J. Sweat died here at 8:30 o'clock this morning. He was stricken last week with an attack of paralysis from which he never recovered, despite the most careful attention and the best medical care.
Mr Sweat was appointed sheriff about six months ago and in the June primary he was nominated for the office for a full term.
He was one of Baker County's most prominent citizens, aged about sixty years. He is survived by his wife and a large number of children and grandchildren.".

Note: Abner Jackson Sweat b. 19 Aug 1862, d. 26 Jul 1920 & buried in Cedar Creek Cemetery, Baker, County, FL


Death of Mr. J. B. Matthews.

Mr. James B. Matthews departed this life Sept. 15, 1902, at his home in Macclenny, Fla., aged 76 years, 11 months and 3 days.

The subject of this sketch was born in Rookport, N. Y. He came to Florida nineteen years ago and was associated with the newspaper fraternity. He first edited a paper at Green Cove Springs, then at Hawthorne, then at Palatka. He carne to Macclenny twelve years ago, published and edited the Macclenny Sentinel, and after having bought the Baker County Press, the two papers merged into the Macclenny Standard, which he edited up to within a few months of his death. He was said to be the oldest editor in this state, and no man worked harder and attempted to do more for the upbuilding of this county than did Jas. B. Matthews.

His opponents felt the power of his pen, and occasionally fiery editorials made their appearance. He was plain and outspoken and none ever doubted the intensity of his convictions; he stood for principle, and yet he was a man of the most kind and forgiving temper.

His son, Arthur, now of Blaine, Washington, was well known in this state. His daughter, Mrs. Walter Brown, of Chicago, whose husband was foreman of the composing room of the Times Union, of Jacksonville, at the time of his death, is known in Jacksonville, where she worked on the Times-Union several years after her husband's death. He also leaves a widow, Mrs. E. L. Matthews, and five grandchildren. Two of the latter live in Macclenny and the other three live in Blaine, Washington.

The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Methodist church, of which the deceased was a member. The pastor, Rev. O. Faul, preached an appropriate sermon from the text: “If a man die shall he live again?” Job 14:14. The business places of the town were closed in respect to the dead, and the services were largely attended. The remains were taken to Woodlawn cemetery, followed by a large company of sympathizing friends, and laid away to rest where im-mortelles and sweet forget-me-nots will bloom over his grave.


Baker County Press Nov 1950

E. DOBSON, Sr., Claimed By Death

Elijah Dobson, Sr., 90, of Olustee, died at his home Thursday, 23rd (Nov. 1950), following a long illness. Mr. Dobson was a life long resident of Baker County and Olustee, and a member of the Olustee Baptist Church. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Jane (Roberts) Dobson, five daughters, Mrs. A.J. Walker, Olustee, Mrs. Naomi Cherry Zephrhills, Mrs. Bessie Porter, Mrs. Donnie Addison and Mrs. Marion David, Jacksonville, three sons O. D. Dobson, Arcadia, J. E. and D. W. Dobson, Olustee, four sisters, Mrs. Mattie Williams, Jacksonville, Mrs. Annie Green, Umatilla, Mrs. Belle Dowling and Mrs. Bessie Johnson, Lake Butler, 30 Grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 P.M. at Mt. Zion (Swift Creek), Rev. Raymond Roberts, officiating. Pall bearers were Charlie Coleman, Clarence Kirkland, George Lloyd, J.S. Croft, Claude Frzser, Paul Mikell. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Kay-McCabe.

Mr. Dobson was a very prominent citizen of Baker County, a good business man and large livestock and property owner. He was very active in puiblic affairs in the county for many years.


Baker County Press April 10, 1933

MRS. LUE COMBS PREVATT

Funeral services for Mrs. Lue Combs Prevatt, wife of W. K. Prevatt of Glen St. Mary, who died suddenly, April 1st (1933) were conducted at Taylor Sunday by Elder W.R. Rhoden.

Mrs Prevatt was born at Taylor on March 25, 1869 and was married to Wm. Kell Prevatt in 1886. To this union was born 17 children, 12 of whom are living: John, William, James of Glen St. Mary and Chas. of Manning, Mrs. Claude Scoles of Glen St. Mary, Mrs. Frank Combs of Sanderson, Mrs. Ernest Johns and Mrs. Jerry Combs of Macclenny, Mrs. Ora Harvey and Mrs. Brown Gainey of Jacksonville, Mrs. Raiford Harris of Baldwin, and Cleo Prevatt at home. Two brothers J.J. Combs of Glen St. Mary and Lonnie Combs of Jacksonville, five sisters, Mrs. Joseph Johns of Glen St. Mary, Mrs. Chass Phiffer and Mrs. Ida Plummer of Jacksonville, Mrs. Jessie Dort of Lake City, Mrs. Lillian Cox of Tampa.

Mary Lougenia "Lue" born 25 Mar 1869 daughter of James Combs & Martha C. Harvey, died 1 Apr 1933, buried Taylor Cemetery.


Baker County Press Dec 1981

Funeral Wednesday for Lige Walker

Elijah J. (Lige) Walker, 69, of Glen St. Mary died Monday morning in a local hospital. He was a native of Echols County, Georgia, but came to Baker County as an infant. He was the son of the late Albert James and Ida Dobson Walker, and was a retired woods foreman for Southern Resin and Chemical Company.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Karelia S. (Lula Karelle Stonecypher) Walker, Glen St. Mary, two sons, Douglas Scott Walker, Glen St. Mary and Ronald Boyd Walker, Lake City, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Gladys Highsmith, Jacksonville and Mrs. Frances Murray, Cocoa, four grand children, John, Doug, and Jason Burnett, Jacksonville and Kimberly Walker, Lake City.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. from the First Baptist Church, Glen St. Mary with Ray McKendree and Keith Robinson, ministers officiating. Pall bearers were; Edward Doss, J.C. Lyons, J.C. Davis, Donald Stewart, Carlton Vining, and Theron Collins. Interment was in Olustee Cemetery. Those desiring please make memorials to the building fund of the First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary.

John M. Brinkley, Mortician, was in charge of arrangements.

(born 7 Mar 1912, died 28 Dec 1981)


Baker County Press May 1978

Jamie Burnett Buried On Friday

Mrs. Jamie Kay Burnett, Age 36, of 8431 Nortwest 19th St., Pembroke Pines, Fla., died suddenly Tuesday from injuries sustained in an automoble accident.
Mrs. Burnestt, wife of John Allen Burnett, had recently moved with her family to Pemnbroke Pines from Auburn, Alabama where they had lived for several years.
Mrs. Burnett was a native of Eastman, Ga., and prior to her marriage had lived in Baker County for a number of years, having moved here with her parents from Lake City. She was a graduate of Baker County High School Class of 1959, and Florida College of Medical Technology at Miami. In 1976 she earned her BS degree from Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.
Mrs Burnett was a member of the Lakeview Baptist Church, Auburn, and active in the church affairs, where she served as president of her Sunday School class. Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, John Albert Burnett, James Douglas Burnett, and Jason Boyd Burnett all of Pembrook Pines; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. (Leige) Walker of Glen St. Mary; two brothers Scott Walker of Macclenny and Ronald Walker of Lake City.

Funeral serwvices were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First Baptist Church in Glen St. Mary with Rev. H. R. McKendree officiating assisted by Elder G. E. Barton of Perry, Fla. Active Pallbearers were Gary Fraser, T. J. Raulerson, Ralph Sands, J. C. Lyons, Tommy Johns, and William A. Mikell. Honorary were Ronnie O. Kirkland, Joey Dobson, J. D. Burnsed, Ray Odom, S. F. Roberts, Paul Thrift, Fred Rhoden, Otis Canaday, Maurice Prevatt, Lawrence Barton, Edward Doss and Claudell Walker. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. John M. Brinkley Mortician was in charge of arrangements.


Baker County Press June 1966

MRS. BEULAH P. PAGONIS

Mrs. Beulah Prevatt Pagonis, 47, who lived at 1042 Woodstock Ave., widow of Andrew Pagonis, lost her life Sunday evening when a boat capsized while she was fishing near Green Cove Springs.
A native of Baker County, Mrs. Pagonis was a Baptist and had lived in Jacksonville for 25 years. She was a PBX operator with the Yellow Cab Co. Survivors include her mother Mrs. Lovie Prevatt, Macclenny, a daughter, Mrs. Jeannette C. Miner, Sanderson, a son J. P. Raulerson, Glen St. Mary; eight sisters, Mrs. Roxie Burnett, Mrs. Susie Dyal, Mrs. Jewell Johnson, and Mrs. Loraine Crews, all of Macclenny, Mrs. Pencie Rhoden of Zephyrhills, Mrs. Minnie Crews, of Glen St. Mary, Mrs. Lucille Coleman of Orlando and Mrs. Iris Crews of Jacksonville; and six grand children.
Funeral services where held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. from the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church, Elder Guy Crawford and Elder Herman Moody officiated.
Pallbearers were; Eugene Walker, Clarence Johns, Shep Johns, Ray Prevatt, Morris Prevatt and Jerry Crews.
Interment was in North Prong Cemetery, north of Macclenny. Funeral arrangments were under the direction of John M. Brinkley, Mortician, Macclenny.

(born 20 Oct 1918, died 12 Jun 1966. Dau. James Paul Prevatt & Lovie Starling [Taylor cem]


Florida Times Union Feb 1990

BURNETT - Johnnie Albert Burnett, 82, of Macclenny, died Tuesday in the Munroe Reginonal Hospital in Ocala, FL following an apparent heart attack. He was a lifelong resident of Baker County and son of the late John and Mittie Davis Burnett and father of the late John Allen Burnett.
He had owned and operated the Western Auto Associate store in Macclenny for 39 years, was a former teacher and principal in the Baker County school system and was a former Clerk of Court for Baker County. He was a Deacon with the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church, a `charter member of the Macclenny Lions Club and a member of Dawkins Masonic Lodge of Macclenny. Survivors are his wife, Roxie Prevatt Burnett of Macclenny; daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Kathryn Louise Sands and Jim Sands, Jr. of Augusta, Ga; daughter-in-law, Barbara Ann Burnett of Jacksonville; brother, Virgil Burnett of Lake Wales, Fl; 9 grandchildren and 1 great-granchild.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church with Elder David Crawford, officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery with Brinkley-Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny in charge. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Active Pallbearers will be T.J. Raulerson, Joe Newman, Lawrence Barton, Ray Green, Billy Mikell and Ralph Sands. Honorary pallbearers will be Rev. Donnie Williams, Leonard Mikell, Jim Walters, Dr. Frank Kilgo and Fred Combs and male members, elders and deacons of Primitive Baptist Churches.

(Born 25 Sep 1907, died 6 Feb 1990)


Florida Times Union April 10, 1993

BURNETT - Roxie Prevatt Burnett, 80, of Macclenny, died Thursday. She was a lifelong resident of Baker County, and had lived in Macclenny most of her life.
She was associated with the family retail business in Macclenny for 38 years, until her retirement in 1979. She was a charter member and clerk treasurer of the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church, charter member of the Macclenny Woman's Club, former member of the Eastern Star of Macclenny and charter member of the Pink Ladies of the Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital.
Survivors are her daughter and son-in-law Dr. Kathryn Louise and Jim Sands, of Macclenny, preceded in death by her late husband, Johnnie A. Burnett, and her late son, John Allen Burnett. Also survived by 7 sisters, Susie Dyal, Lucille Coburn, Lorine Starling, Iris Burnsed and Jewel Johnson, all of Macclenny, Pencie Rhoden of Zephyrhills, FL and Minnie Crews, of Glen St. Mary. 6 grandchildren, Kathryn Lynn Sands, Keith David Sands, Jen Michele Sands, John Albert Burnett, James Douglas Burnett and Jason Boyd Burnett, one great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Sunday in the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church, with Elder David Crawford, officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Macclenny, with Guerry Funeral Home, of Macclenny in charge. Family will recive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home.


Baker County Press Feb. 1988

DOBSON - Violet Stone Dobson, 87, of Macclenny died Monday. She was a native of Baker County and widow of the late Elijah (Lige) Dobson, Jr. She had resided in Olustee, FL for over 50 years before moving to Macclenny 7 years ago.
She was a graduate of the University of Florida and had taught school in Baker County for 11 years and was a member of the Baker County School Board for 22 years, having the honor of being the first woman to enter politics in Baker County in 1938. She was a member of the first Baptist Church of Macclenny, the Baker County Retired Teachers Association and the Baker County Womans Club.
Survivors are 2 daughters, June D. Eberling of Jacksonville and Mary L. (Lillian) Finley of Melrose; sister Kathryn Ridley of Jacksonville; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church of Macclenny with Rev, Jack Plew, associate Pastor, officiating. Assisting will be Rev. George Chisholm. Burial will be in South Prong Cemetery, So. of Sanderson, FL with Brinkley-Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny in charge. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Wed.

(born 22 Jun 1900, died 8 Feb 1988)


James Paul, Jr. born 19 Jul 1924, died 21 Sep 1944, buried at Taylor cemetery.
son of James Paul Prevatt & Lovie Starling


Baker County Press February 1936

MRS. OSCEOLA HODGES.
Mrs. Osceola Hodges, wife of H. D. Hodges of Glen St. Mary, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Nelson, Jacksonville, Friday afternoon after a long illness. Mrs. Hodges was a native of Baker county and had lived at Glen St Mary for a number of years. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at Macedonia Church Sunday morning, Rev. Harrison Jacobs and Rev. A. Walters officiating. Interment was in Macedonia Cemetery. Pall bearers were; active, Jimmie Reddell, Percy Cannon, Carl Adams, George Anderson, Robert Adams, Red Cannon, honorary Lynn Barnes, George Garrett, Andrew Mobley, M. S. Cannon, Willie Rhoden, and Walter Mobley.
(d/o Reubin Mobley - w/o Henry Daniel Hodges - b. 18 Jul 1882, d. 20 Feb 1936)


Lewis W. Mobley Dies In Macclenny

MACCLENNY. Aug 26, 1950.
Lewis W. Mobley, 69, of Macclenny died Friday (24 Aug 1950) afternoon at the residence following an illness of several months. Mobley was a native of Georgia and resided in Baker County for 60 years. He was a member of the Macedonia Methodist Church and for 20 years served as county commissioner prior to his retirement.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nellie Mobley; one daughter, Mrs. Willie Rhoden; three sons, Charlton, Lee and Luther Mobley; one sister, Mrs. Ida Chalker, and one brother, A. J. Mobley, all of Macclenny.
Funeral :services will be Sunday at 3 P. M. from the Macedonia Methodist Church in Baker County, with the Rev. J. D. Williams officiating. The body will rest at the residence until 1 P. M., at which time it will be moved to the Macedonia Church to rest until the funeral hour. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of John M. Brinkley of Macclenny.
(s/o Jesse Daniel Mobley - h/o Nellie Ellen Thrift - b. 24 Sep 1881, d. 24 Aug 1950)


Wilbur Lacy Mobley, 80, Hampton, died Friday (18 Dec 1981) in North Florida Regional Hospital. The Baker County native moved to Starke in 1942 and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was employed at Camp Blanding and was self employed as a carpenter and the owner and operator of Shady Oaks Trailer Park. He is survived by his wife, Irene; three sons, Edward, Hampton, Fulton, Macclenny, and Phillip, Roanoke, Va.; seven daughters, Lucile Raulerson, Camp Blanding, Eunice Caldwell, Maxvllle, Jewell Beckham, Johnson, Earnestine Underhill, Starke, Grady Downey, Greenwood, S.C., Jo Ann Dotson, Ypsilanti, Mich., and Janice Norton, Kingsley Lake; a sister, Annie Mae Thrift, Macclenny; a brother, Jesse, Salt Springs; 36 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and one greatgreat great grandchild. Services,.will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Calvary Baptist Church, the Rev. R.H. Fuller officiating, with burial in Macedonia Cemetery, Baker County. Archie Tanner Funeral Home, Starke, Is in charge.
(s/o Andrew Jackson Mobley - b. 11 Jun 1901, d. 18 Dec 1981)


YARBOROUGH Mr. Jasper L. (Lee) Yarborugh, 80, of 7029 Hielo Dr. died Friday after a long illness. A native of Charlton Co., Ga he had been a resident of Jacksonville since 1924, and was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Rosa (Crews) Yarborough, Jacksonville, 2 sons, Edwin Lee and Elma Wray Yarborough, both of Jacksonville; adopted-in-love children, Bob and Jackie Adams, 2 sisters, Gladys Harvey, Macclenny, and Dossie Burnsed, Glen St Mary; 3 brothers, Jesse and Floyd Yarborough, Glen St. Mary, and Rev Odis Yarborough, Starke; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held 11am Tuesday in the Chapel of Giddens-Griffith Funeral Home, 729 So. Edgewood Ave., with Rev. Larry E. Evans officiating.; Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.


Susie Mobley dies after long illness
Susie Davis Mobley, 78, of Glen St. Mary died November 7 (1989) at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Mobley was a native of Sanderson and daughter of the late Ernest and Vessie Harvey Davis. She was a housewife and had lived in Salt Springs, Florida for 30 years before moving back to Glen in 1988.
Survivors include her husband, Jesse D.; four daughters, Verna L. Justice of Charleston, S.C., Rachel Ouellette of Silver Springs, Bonnie Altman of Glen St. Mary, and Paula Cooper of Cool Ridge, W.V.; four sons, Gene of Macclenny, Jimmy of Tampa, Donald R. of Keystone Heights, and Dwight of Silver Springs; five sisters, Leta Davis of Macclenny, Carrie Williams, Florence Scarborough, Annie Allen and Eunice Lynn, all of Jacksonville; 24 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held November 10 at 2 pm in Macclenny Church of God With Pastor F.T. Mason officiating. Assisting was Rev. George Chisholm, pastor of Highland Baptist Church. Interment was in Macedonia Cemetery, Baker County. Active pallbearers were: Gerald Howard, Robert Stewart, Anthony Altman, David Mobley, Ray Holland and Kevin Mobley. BrinkleyGuerry' Funeral Home, Macclenny, was in charge of arrangements.
(d/o Ernest Edward Davis - w/o Jesse D. Mobley - b. 15 Nov 1910, d. 07 Nov 1989)


Mrs. Mobley Dies Of Burns From Gasoline
Woman Trapped By Flames When Drip Pan of Stove Becomes Ignited.

Mrs. Maude Chesser Mobley, 25, of 536 Goodwin Street (Jacksonville), died in a local hospital at 1:20 P.M. yesterday (6 Mar 1936) of burns received in an accident in her home on the afternoon of February 17.
Her husband, R. C. Mobley, who received a severly burned hand, reported that the accident occurred just as he was finishing cleaning the gasoline stove in their kitchen. He lighted the oven and the drip pan filled with gasoline became ignited, he explained.
Mobley said that he removed the pan from the stove with pliers, intending to take it outside. Mrs. Mobley was holding open the screen door. Somehow, he said, the door slipped and knocked the pan from his hands. The gasoline spread along the back porch and Mrs. Mobley was trapped by the flames.
Mrs. Mobley was born at Glen St. Mary and had lived in Jacksonville for eight years. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Windle, 8, and a daughter, Dorothy, 6; her parents Mr. and Mrs. Wiley T. Chesser, Glen St. Mary; two sisters, Mrs. J. H. (Mary) Hurst, Glen St. Mary, and Mrs. W. M. (Pearle) Barber, Macclenny, and a brother W. .T. Chesser, Jr., Glen St. Mary.
Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the Macedonia Methodist Church, near Macclenny, with the Rev. A. Walters, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Macclenny, officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Giddens Funeral Home.

(d/o Wiley T. Chesser - w/o Rufuc Claude Mobley - b. 18 Jul 1910, d. 6 Mar 1936)


RAULERSON - Mrs. Anna A. (Crews) Raulerson, of Bithlo. Fla., passed away Sunday (26 Dec 1971) in Orlando. She was a native of Baker County, Fla., having resided in Jacksonville for thirty Years, prior to moving to Bithlo. Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Joseph 0. Raulerson, of Bithlo, who formerly pastored several churches in the Jacksonville area as well as other areas in Florida. He started what is now known as the Melson Baptist Church in Jacksonville; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Purvis of St. Augustine; Mrs. Pency Rhoden of Macclenny and Mrs. Rose Yarborough, Jacksonville; and a brother, Foster Crews, of Macclenny. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Hardage and Sons. Estes-Krauss Riverside Funeral Home. 517 Park St., the Rev. James Watson officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
dau. Burton Calvin Crews & Georgia Ann Bennett)


RHODEN - Mrs. Mary Chesser Hurst Rhoden, age 86, of Macclenny, Fla. died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998. She was a native of Glen St. Mary, Fla. where she had lived for eighty-four years before moving to Macclenny, four years ago. She was the daughter of the late Wiley T. and Mary Johnson Chesser and was preceded in death by her two husbands, James Massey Hurst and Carl Rhoden. She was employed as Postmaster with the Glen St. Mary Post Office for thirty one years until her retirement in 1972. She was a former member of the Glen St. Mary, Town Council and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Macclenny. Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Jean L. Hurst of Macclenny; Three grandsons, Michael W. Hurst and Steven L. Hurst both of Jacksonville, and David W. (Jody) Hurst of Ocala; Two great-grandchildren, Amber Nicole Hurst and Andrew David Hurst both of Ocala; two nieces, Dorothy M. (Elgin) Barnes of Macclenny, and Janice C. Barnes of Jacksonville; Two nephews, Carl Wendell (Liz) Mobley of Orlando, Fla. and William Eugene Barber of Macclenny; One step-son, Billy (Pauline) Rhoden of Green Cove Springs; One step-daughter, Sylvia (Fred) Miller of Jacksonville; Mrs. Rhoden was preceded in death by her son, James Wayne Hurst of Macclenny. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 PM. Wednesday, Dec. 23, in the First Baptist Church, Macclenny, Fla. with Rev. Ray McKendree officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Macclenny, Fla. Viewing hours will be from 12 P.M. (noon) to 9 P.M. Tuesday with the family receiving friends from 6 to 9 P.M. at GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, U.S. 90 East, Macclenny, Fla.
(d/o Wiley T. Chesser - w/o James Massey Hurst & Carl Rhoden - b. 15 May 1912, d. 20 Dec 1998)


GREEN - Mrs. Mary Ann Green, 97, of Glen St. Mary, died at her residence, Monday morning. The Baker County native was a homemaker and a charter member of the Christian Fellowship Temple of Macclenny. She is survived by, 2 daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Jessie) Bivins, of Earlton, Fla. and Mrs. J. C. (Alphia) Davis, of Glen St. Mary; 7 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be in the Christian Fellowship Temple, Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Leslie Thomas and Rev. Willard Thrift officiating. Interment will be in South Prong Cemetery, south of Sanderson. Arrangements by Fraser Funeral Home, Macclenny.

(d/o John Hunter & Florence Sapp; b. 22 Feb 1887, d. 30 Apr 1984)
w/o John D. Green & N. H. Tyson


Mrs. Sadie M. Yarbrough, of Macclenny, died in a Jacksonville Hospital Friday Afteroon (4 Feb 1983). She was a life long resident of Baker Co. and Macclenny. She was born August 13, 1910 the daughter of the late Moses and Laura Thrift, and was a member of the Macclenny Church of God. Mrs. Yarbrough is survived by her husband, Mr. J. C. (James Corbett) Yarbrough, Sr. of Macclenny, 5 daughters, Mary Esther Yarbrough of N. Miami Beach, Hazel Collins of Orlando, Beulah M. Wilford of Glen St. Mary, Della Jean Chesser of Okeechobee, and Nina Bell Davis of Glen St. Mary; 3 sons E.L. Yarbrough, J.C. Yarbrough, Jr., and Fred Wayne Yarbrough, all of Macclenny; 1 sister, Mrs. Effie Barnes of Macclenny; 2 brothers, R.E. Thrift of Macclenny and Harry Thrift of Jacksonville; 18 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren; and 1 aunt, Mary Ann Green of Glen St. Mary. Funeral Services will be conducted in the Macclenny Church of God on Sunday at 2:30 p.m with Rev. W.B. McCueing. Pallbears will be her grandsons, Eddie Yarbrough, Rodger Yarbrough, Jimmy Yarbrough, George Rhoden, Ken Sands, Tom Collins, Bruce Chesser and Adrain Chesser, Jr. Honorary Pallbears will be all male members of the Macclenny Church of God. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Macclenny. Arrangements are under the direction of Fraser Home, Macclenny.


Estelle Keen Hunter, 78, of Macclenny, Florida died Friday Dec. 11, 1987 in Methodist Hospital Hospice, Jacksonville, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Hunter was native of Lake City, Fl. and the widow of Kyler H. Hunter. She was a housewife and had resided in Macclenny since 1934. She was a member of the first United Methodist Church of Macclenny, Past Worthy Matron of Leona Knabb Chapter No. 212 order of Eastern Star, member of the Sr. Woman’s club of Macclenny and the Baker County Shrine Club.
Survivors include a son, Tommy of Glen St. Mary; four sisters,Verna Dampler and Oulda Dampler, both of Lake City, Leona Thompson of Jacksonville and Dot Croft of Lulu, Fl; two brothers, John H. Keen of Baldwin, Fl., Bryon Keen of Lake City; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held December 13 in the First United Methodist Church of Macclenny, with Rev. Henry Cribb, pastor, and Rev. Hugh Dampler, pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church of Live Oak officiating. Interment was in Macedonia Cemetery, Baker County. Active pallbearers were: Curtis Keen, Billy Keen, Larry Norris, Buddy Mason, J.W. Keen, Gary Dampler and Johnny Croft.
Brinkley-Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


Francis J. Pons, (1833-1891), Baker County, Florida Obituary from the Florida Times Union, Jacksonville, December 25, 1891

F. J. PONS DEAD
The State Treasurer of Florida Passed Peacefully Away Last Night.
He Was of the Old Spanish Stock, Born on Amelia Island in 1833-A Wife and Nine Children Mourn His Loss.
Special to the Times-Union
SANDERSON, FLA., December 24. Francis J. Pons, state treasurer of Florida, died at his home here at 9:45 p.m., after an illness extending at intervals over the past two years.
His disease was cancer of the stomach, and all that medical aid could do was directed toward a cure, or at least an alleviation of his sufferings. Nearly a year ago he was prostrated with a severe attack and for many days his life was despaired of, but he rallied and again resumed his official duties at Tallahassee. His last illness began less than a month ago, but his condition was not considered dangerous until Wednesday of this week.
This morning it was apparent that the end was not far off, and the Reverend Father Kenny of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Jacksonville was summoned to the bedside of the dying man. All his children- nine in number-were notified of their father's condition, and at 5 o'clock last night they were all present with the exception of C. F. Pons of Fernandina, who was expected on the night train.
At 5:30 p.m. the attending physician informed the TIMES-UNION correspondent that the patient was sinking very rapidly and that there was no possible hope for his recovery-that he was likely to die at any moment. From that time on he failed perceptibly every moment and just before 10 o'clock passed peacefully to his final repose.
Francis J. Pons, state treasurer, was born in old Fernandina, on Amelia Island, in March, 1833, and received his education in the schools of Fernandina and Jacksonville. Since the year 1857 he had followed merchandising as a business and had resided in Sanderson, Baker county.
In 1875 he was sent to the legislature from Baker county, and afterward held the office of clerk of the circuit court for twelve years. In November, 1888, the people chose him state treasurer.
Besides the nine children which survive him he leaves a wife and a large number of grandchildren and other relatives to whom his death will be a severe blow. The late state treasurer was a man of far more than the ordinary ability and was held in high esteem by all who came in contact with him. His position as state treasurer he filled with acceptability to the people and the present administration of the state, and his death is a great loss to Florida.


Hunter, Kyle H. “ Kyle”, 73, Macclenny, Florida, died Thursday January 19, 1984 at Riverside Hospital, Jacksonville after a long illness. The Union County, Fl., Native and life-long Macclenny resident was the son of the late Frank and Rosa Hunter. Mr. Hunter had been employed 22 years as a car inspector for Fruit Grove Express Co., Baldwin. He retired in 1975. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a Past Worthy Patron of the Leona Knabb Chapter no. 212 Order Of Eastern Star, master Mason of the Dawkins Lodge no. 60, Masonic Lodge, Macclenny, and a member of the Baker County Shrine Club, the Morocco Temple, Jackson, and the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry.
Surviving are his wife, Estelle Keen Hunter, Macclenny; a son Tommy Hunter, Glen St. Mary, and three grandsons. Services will be at 2 P.M. tomorrow at the First United Methodist Church of Macclenny, with the Rev. William McLoud officiating. The Rev. Ray McKendree, of the First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary, will assist. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery, Baker County. Brinkley-Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny is in charge.

Son of Frank Hunter & Rosa Hargroves, Born 12 August 1910, Died 19 January 1984


Times Union 13 Apr 1082
Thaggard McIntyre, 78, Macclenny, died Monday. He is survived by a daughter, Helen Allen, and a son, Herschel, both of Macclenny; a sister, Myrtice McIntyre, Jacksonville,; four grandchildren: and two great grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Manntown Congregational Holiness Church, Glen St. Mary, with burial in the church cemetery. Fraser Funeral Home is in charge.


Baker Conty Press August 28, 1986

John Allen Burnett, 51, of Jacksonville died August 25 at his residence following a brief illness. Mr Burnett was a native of Baker County and had lived in Jacksonville for the past eight years. He was president and general manager of Massey Dodge, Inc. in Jacksonville for the past eight years. Prior to moving to Jacksonville, he was employed with Chrysler Corporation in Miami and Auburn, Ala. Mr. Burnett was of the Baptist faith and was treasurer of lthe Northside Business Men’s Club of Jacksonville.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann of Jacksonville; six sons, John, Albert, Doug, Jason, Richard, Dillard, all of Jacksonville; his parents, John A. and Roxie Burnett of Macclenny; one sister, Louise Sands of Augusta.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Agust 27 in the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church with Elder David Crawford, pastor, officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Macclenny. Active pallbearers were: Billy Mickell, Richard Bateman, Bill Smith, Tommy Johns, Dick Sitler and Don Friedman. Brinkley-Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny ws in charge of Arrangements.


Jacksonville Times Union 15 April 1968

BURNETT-Mrs. Mittie Davis Burnett, age 85, of' Maccienny died Sunday morning following an illness of several weeks. She was a native of Baker county and a Member of the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist church near Sanderson. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mazie Drawdy, Macclenny and Mrs. Aline Sommers, of Miami; four sons, Johnnie A. Burnett, Macclenny, Virgil Burnett, Ft. Myers, Charlie Burnett, Raiford, and Lucious Burnett, Miami; three sisters; Mrs. Ethel McConnell, Jacksonville, Mrs. Essie McNabb, Steinhatchee, and Mrs. Nettie Williams, Jacksonville; brothers Oren Davis, Gainesville, and Angus Davis, Starke; 19 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon 3 o'clock from the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church South of Sanderson in Baker county with Elder J. E. McCormick and Elder Everett Johns, offiiating. Interment will be in Cedar Creek Cemetery. Tampa and Miami papers please copy. John M. Brinkley, Maccienny in charge of funeral arrangements.


Jacksonville Times Union 29 Oct 1975

PREVATT. -- Mrs, Lovie Starling Prevatt, 80, of. 751 Shuey St., Macclenny, died Tuesday afternoon in a local hospital. Mrs. Prevatt was the widow of the .late Jim Prevatt and was a charter member of the: Macclenny .Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include eight daughters, Mrs. Jewell Johnson, Mrs. Roe Burnett, Mrs. Susie Dyal, Mrs. Lorine Kirkland, all of Macclenny, Mrs. Minnie Crews, Glen St. Mary, Mrs. Lucille Coburn, of Orlando, and Mrs. Pencie Rhoden, of Zephyr Hills, Fla. and Mrs. Iris Crews, Jacksonvflle; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Dugger, of Macclenny, Mrs. Geneva. Griffis, Glen St. Mary and Mrs. Eva Fowler, Plant City; one brother, Sid:Starling, Atlanta; and 26 .grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Macclenny Primitiive Baptist Churh, .with her pastor officiating, assisted by Elder Herman Moody of LaCrosse. Active pallbearers; Charles Thompson, Alton Crawford, Harry Brook, Jack Higgins, Frank Wheelers, and Paul Crews; honorary, Judge B. R. Burnsed, Cooper Thompson, J. D. Burnsed, Clarence Dinkins, Harold Thomas, Alex Hodges, Bruce Lee, and Elder Everett Johns Sr. Interment in Taylor Cemetery. Arrangements by John M. Brinkley,. Mortician, Macclenny.


Lake City Reporter 28 July 1966

IDA DOBSON WALKER
Mrs. Ida Dobson Walker, 82, resident of Olustee, passed away Friday nighty July 22, following an extended illness. Mrs. Walker was a native of Baker County and had resided in 0lustee her entire life. She was the wife of the late Albert J. Walker Sr. of Olustee. She was the daughter of the late Elijah Dobson and Mary Roberts Dobson of Olustee.
Mrs. Walker was a member of the Olustee Baptist Church. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Mary Highsmith of Jacksonville. Three sons: Mr. Elijah Walker of Glen St. Mary, Mack Walker of Olustee, and Mr. John Carroll Walker of Olustee, Fla. Several Grandchildren and Great-Greandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 23, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Sherril-Guerry Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Mikell, Pastor of the College Manor Mission Church officiating. Interment was in Swift Creek Cemetery, west of Lake Butler, with Sherrill-Guerry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Active Pallbearers were:Roy Couey, Dave Owens, J. K. Dobson, Johnny Croft Jr., Acy Green and Harry Johns.
Honorary Pallbearers were: Joe Dobson, Johnny Croft, Freddy Roberts, N. C. McConnell, Roberts, N. C. McConnell, Roy Tyre, T. J. Barton, C. N Kirkland and W. C. Cobb.

Jacksonville Times Union 24 July 1966

MRS. IDA WALKER
OLUSTEE, July 23 -- Mrs. Ida Dobson Walker, 82, died yesterday. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary Highsmith, Jacksonville; and 3 sons, Elijah, Glen St. Mary, Mack and John, Olustee. Funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Sherrill-Guerry Funeral Home with burial in Swift Creek Cemetery, west of Lake Butler.


Jacksonville Times Union 28 June 1965

THOMPSON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Jessie Thompson, 76, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Everett Johns officiating. Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery, under the direction of Key-McCabe Funeral Home, 4747 Main St. Mrs. Thompson, who lived at 4612 Soutel Drive, died Sunday in a local convalescent home following a long illness. She was born in Baker County and had lived in Jacksonville 56 years. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Mae Wolf of Callahan, Miss Dorothy Anna Thompson and Mrs. Doris Elizabeth Carter of Jacksonville; a son, Elihu P. Thompson Jr. of Jacksonville; three sisters, Mrs. Nella Sweat, Mrs. Lovie Prevatt and Mrs. Lillie Dugger, all of Macclenny: and nine grandchildren.


John Barton
John Lacy Barton 1915-1944 [KIA France]
son of John Otis & Margaret Ada Barton


The Baker County Press, Thursday, July 9, 1981

Attorney and civic leader Charles Furr dead at 49

Local attorney Charles G. Furr died of a heart attack July 4, during a holiday visit with friends in the St. Augustine area. He was 49 years old and just last month had been appointed counsel for the City of Macclenny.

Furr, who started a private law practice here in 1973, collapsed at the home of former Glen St. Mary residents Mr. and Mrs. Danny Johnson shortly after returning from a swim at the beach. He was pronounced dead at Flagler Hospital.

He was a graduate of Wofford College and held a law degree from Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict, and was employed on the legal staff of both Southern Railroad and the University of Florida before moving here.

The native of Dillon, South Carolina was active in civic affairs here. He was the first president of the Baker County Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, charter member of the Sertoma Club, the Historical Society and Fine Arts Council. He was also a Lions Club past president, and an unsuccessful candidate for County Judge last year.

Furr was active in the First Methodist Church in Macclenny, where an overflow crowd attended memorial services Monday afternoon. He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife Carmean, a teacher at Baker County High School; and three daughters, Nancy, Laurie and Julie; and mother Louise Furr of South Carolina.



Baker County Press Thursday, October 13, 1988
John Bethel Altman, 65, of Baldwin died October 6 in University Hospital from injuries received n an industrial accident on September 15 at his business in Baldwin. Mr. Altman was a native of Baker County and son of the late Admiral Dewey Altman. He resided in the Taylor community for many years before moving to Baldwin 19 years age. At the time of his death, he owned and operated Altman Exxon Service Station in Baldwin.
Survivors include his wife, Lois E.; two sons, Lindsey C. of Manassas, Va. and John Larry of Glen St. Mary; his mother, Carrie W. of Glen St. Mary; two step-sons, Johnny B. Johnson of Macclenny and Delvin L. Johnson of Jacksonville, seven sisters, Willie Mae Raulerson, Pearl Taylor, Malaveene Crawford, Phylis Upchurch and Linda Sue Tyre, all of Glen St. Mary, Mary Stuart of Daytona Beach, and Peggy Keves of Macclenny; four brothers, Lonzie and Albert, both of Glen St. Mary, Wilbert of White Springs, and George Ray of Macon, Ga.; nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held October 10 at 11 am in Grace Baptist Church, Baldwin, with Rev. Gene Burnsed, pastor, officiating. Assisting was Rev. Ray McKendree, past of First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary. Interment was in North Prong Cemetery, Baker County. Active pallbearers were: Lonzie Altman, Wilbert Altman, Albert Altman, George Ray Altman, Johnny Johnson and Delvin Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were: J. C. Hague, Church Howell, Carl Cole, Dorsey Bennett, Darryl Home and Richard Burnsed. Brinkley-Guerry Funeral Home, Macclenny, was in charge of arrangements.



Baker County Press, February 24, 1961
Aaron Charney Dowling, 63, died suddenly at their new home in Raiford, Monday night following a heart attack. It is stated that Charney was planting Irish Potatoes in his garden at the time of the attack.
Mr. Dowling had been in the employ of the State Prison at Raiford for 23 years. A native of Baker County he was a member of Raiford Lodge No. 82 F. and A. M., and at the time of his death was a resident of the State Farm.
Charney was one of those good jamup fellows, who always greeted you with his smile and friendly nature. It was the writer's privilege to have talked with him Sunday, 19, when he visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Harvey of Taylor, accompanied by his good wife, Mrs. Elvia Dowling and sister, Mrs. Mattie Taylor. At this time we planned a fishing trip for Monday, 27th - but the hand of death has intervened - much to our regret.
Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Elvie Taylor Dowling, Raiford, four daughters, Miss Vernice Dowling, Raiford, Mrs. C. R. Scroggins,, Starke, Mrs. Norman Bullock, Tucker, Ga., and Mrs. John P. Jones, Batavia, Ill., two sons, William B. Dowling, Dunnellon, Thomas A. Dowling, Raiford, four sisters, Mrs. Retha Cowart, Macclenny, Mrs. Sophia Johnson, Jacksonville, Mrs. Mattie Taylor, Taylor and ten grandchildren,
Funeral services were held Thursday, 23, from the Taylor Methodist Church, with Rev. J. D. Williams and Fred Combs officiating. Interment was in Taylor Cemetery with Masonic rites at the graveside.
Active pallbearers were John Whitehead, Earl Dobbs, T. H. Rahn, S. A. Bryan, Charlie E. Johns, Joe Jones.
Honorary pallbearers Tate Powell, Sr. , Jack Dowling, Rudolph Powers, Charney Rhoden, John Godwin, Edwin G. Fraser, Elzie Griffis, E. D. Dobbs, J. C. Combs and Shop Thomas.
Pallbearers will meet at the residence in Raiford at 12:15a.m.
Funeral arrangement were under the direction of John M. Brinkley, Mortician, Macclenny.


Baker County Press, July 5, 1965
Mrs. Elsie P. Combs
Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Prevatt Combs, 3411 Commonwealth Avenue, wife of Frank Combs, were held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. from the Taylor Methodist Church, 17 miles north of Glen St. Mary, in Baker County. Rev. Willis Crews, Moderator of the Northeast District 14 Congregational Holiness Churches, officiated. He was assisted by Rev. Milton Luke, pastor of Woodstock Park Congregational Holiness Church, and Rev. W. C. Davis, pastor of Sanderson Congregational Holiness Church. Pallbearers were. Active: Barney Crews, Lamar Crews, W. C. Davis, Coy Taylor, Johnny Yarborough and Brantley Fraser. Honorary: Kenneth Braddock, Lorenza Braddock, Hayard Giddens, Johnie Higginbotham, Ronald Higginbotham, Alan Stafford, Marvin Prevatt, Ray Prevatt, Clarence Smith, Jr., Willard Harris, Roy Williams, Dwight Williams and William Crawford.
Interment was in Taylor Cemetery.
Mrs. Combs died Sunday afternoon at the residence. She was a native of Baker County had lived in Jacksonville for 25 years and was a member of the Woodstock Park Congregational Holiness Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Ralph Combs, Jacksonville, and Arlie Rhoden, of Macclenny; seven sisters, Mrs. Orie (Maggie) Harvey, Mrs. Annie Harris, and Mrs. Eva Coleman, all of Jacksonville; Mrs. Reid (Cleo) Stafford, Mrs. Ruth Combs and Mrs. Claude (Mae) Scoles, all of Glen St. Mary, and Mrs. Jessie Johns, Macclenny; three brothers, John Prevatt, Glen St. Mary; Charles Prevatt, Jacksonville and William M. Prevatt, Macclenny. Also, five grand-children and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of John M. Brinkley, Mortician, Macclenny.


Baker County Press, Thursday, November 15, 1984
Funeral Sunday for Eva P. Coleman, 76
Mrs. Eva Prevatt Coleman, 76, of Glen St. Mary died Friday, November 9 in St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville, following a long illness.
Mrs. Coleman was a native of Baker County, daughter of the late William K. and Mary Lou Combs Prevatt. She had resided in Jacksonville for most of her life, until returning to Glen St. Mary three years ago.
Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Margie Ann Williams of Switzerland, Fla.; one brother Mr. Charles Prevatt of Glen St. Mary; four sisters, Mrs. Annie Harris of Fernandina Beach, Mrs. Cleo Stafford of Glen St. Mary, Mrs. Mae Scoles of Glen St. Mary, and Mrs. Maggy Harvey of Tampa; two grandchildren, Susan Gail Hayes of Jacksonville, and Robert Keith Schilling of Americus, Ga.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 pm Sunday, November 11, in the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church of Elder David Crawford, pastor, officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Marvin Prevatt, Vernon Prevatt, Calvin Stafford, Bud Stafford, and Eugene Johns. Honorary pallbearers were Willard Harris, Ronald Harvey, Ray Prevatt, Allen Stafford, Earl Stafford, Clarence Johns, Wendell Scoles, Arlie Rhoden, Paul Combs and Frank Johns. Brinkley-Guerry Funeral Home, Macclenny, was in charge of arrangements.


Baker County Press, February 17, 1994
Annie Combs, 87
Annie Mae Combs, 87, of Sanderson died February 13 in Riverside-St. Vincent's Hospital, Jacksonville, following a long illness. The Taylor native was the daughter of the late William R. and Easterann Raulerson Combs. She resided in Sanderson most of her life, was a homemaker, a member of the Sanderson Congregational Holiness Church, and the widow of Rev. Fred Combs, Sr.
Survivors include daughter Mary C. Goodwin and son Fred Combs, Jr., both of Sanderson; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted February 16 in the Taylor Church, with Rev. Oral Lyons, pastor of the Sanderson Congregational Holiness Church, officiating, assisted by Revs. Willard E. Lee and Leslie Thomas. Pallbearers were Jerry, Clayton, Bruce and Freddie Combs, Rickey Goodwin and Tommy Wolfe.


Baker County Press, May 3, 1957
Mrs. Combs Claimed by Death
Mrs. Courtney Taylor Combs, 74 of Sanderson, died Thursday morning in a Lake City Hospital following a long illness. She was a native of Baker County and was a member of the Congregational Holiness Church. Mrs. Combs is the mother of the Rev. Fred Combs, pastor of the Woodstock Park Congregational Holiness Church, Jacksonville.
She is survived by her husband, John P. Combs, Sanderson, three daughters, Mrs. Grace Regan, Mrs. Martha Dempsey and Mrs. Pearl Paulk, all of Jacksonville; four sons, the Rev. Fred Combs, Russell Combs, Sanderson, Alton Combs, Macclenny, William J. Combs, Newport; two sisters, Mrs. Lila Harvey, Sanderson, Mrs. Minnie Brown, Jacksonville; two brother, William Barney Taylor, Raiford and Lee M. Taylor, Jacksonville; a half brother Dillon Taylor, New Orleans, La., and a half sister, Mrs. Beadie Mae Travis, Orange, Texas; 29 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
The body rested at the family residence at Taylor from 6 p. m. Friday until Saturday at 12:15 p. m. when it was moved to the Pinegrove (Taylor) Methodist Church to rest until the funeral hour.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Pinegrove Methodist church at Taylor, with the Rev. John R. Dortch officiating, assisted by the Rev. Shelley Brantley and the Rev. Fred Combs at the request of his mother.
Active pallbearers were grandsons: Larry Paulk, Russell Combs, Jr., Lehman Regan, Willie Combs, Eldred Combs, and Dennis Yarborough; honorary the Rev. W. M. Hayes, the Rev. James Dobbs, the Rev. Raiford Crews, the Rev. Willard Lee, the Rev. Willie Griffis, the Rev. Romey Thompson, John Townsend, Barney Crews amd Coleman Benefield. John M. Brinkley, mortician, Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


Florida Times Union, 9/29/1960 p. 31
Combs, Mrs. Lillie Agnes (Daught) Combs, 81, who lived at Glen St. Mary, died Wednesday afternoon at the residence following a long illness. Mrs. Combs was a lifelong resident of Baker County and a member of the Congregational Holiness Church. Surviving are her husband T. P. Combs, three daughters, Mrs. Eula Kicklighter and Mrs. Edna Bryant, both of Jacksonville, and Mrs. Isabelle Swindel of Glen St. Mary; three sons, Wilbur Combs and Lester Combs, both of Macclenny and Lucious Combs of Sanderson; two foster sons, John Cumbee and Arthur Cumbee, both of Columbia, S. C. one sister, Mrs. Minnie Walker of Macon, Ga, one brother Tom Kelly of Jacksonville, 36 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Taylor Methodist Church with the Rev. Fred Combs officiating, assisted by Rev. Romey Thompson and Rev. Jimmie Dobbs. Interment will be in Taylor Cemetery. John M. Brinkley, Macclenny mortician is in charge.


Baker County Press, October 6, 1988
Lacy Combs of Glen dies at age 76
Lacy Edward Combs, 76, of Glen St. Mary died October 2 in St. Vincent's Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Combs was a native of Baker County and son of the late James. J. and Annie Taylor Combs. He resided in Jacksonville for 25 years before moving to Glen St. Mary 33 years ago. He was employed with the US Civil Service as transportation manager at Cecil Field NAS Jacksonville for 34 years until his retirement in 1973. Mr. Combs was a member of Pine Grove New Congregational Methodist Church, Taylor and founder and president of the Taylor Cemetery Association.
Survivors include his wife, Myrle T.; a daughter, Patricia Ladin of Chicago; four sons, Robert L. of Leonardville, MD., Edward Kirkland and Edward Claudell, both of Jacksonville, and Johnny of Glen St. Mary; three sisters, Thelma McGraw of Keystone Heights, Doris Thrift of Glen St. Mary; and Pauline Lynch of Jacksonville; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held October 4 at 2 pm in Pine Grove New Congregational Methodist Church, Taylor, with Rev. Mark Woods, pastor, officiating. Assisting were Rev. John Yarborough and Rev. Coy Taylor, Interment was in Taylor Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were: James Lynch, Kevin Ladin, Richard Sapp, Ronnie Taylor, Darwin Taylor and Brian Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were: William Crawford, Edgar Crawford, R. L. Taylor, Clarence Taylor, and Brantley Fraser. Brinkley-Guerry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Florida Times-Union, July 9, 1931
Mrs. Sarah Dowling
Friends of Mrs. Sarah Dowling, 76, will learn with regret of her death at her home in Taylor near Macclenny, yesterday afternoon after a short illness. The deceased was a native of Taylor and had resided there all her life. She is survived by her widower, Joseph S. Dowling; three daughters, Mrs. Altie Nichols of Jacksonville, Mrs. Verdie Reynolds of Macclenny and Mrs. Dan Reynolds of Moniac, Ga.; also three sons, Jack and Bert Dowling of Sanderson and Frank Dowling of Macclenny. Funeral services will be held in the church at Taylor Cemetery at 2 o'clock this afternoon, the Rev. W. R. Rhoden, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the family lot under the direction of the Marcus Conant Company.


Baker County Press, July 22, 1965
Mrs. Ollie Dowling, age 88, of Glen St. Mary, died early Saturday morning in a Macclenny hospital. Mrs. Dowling was born in Suwannee County and moved to Baker County more than 80 years ago. She was the widow of the late James Gordon Dowling and a member of the Macclenny New Congregational Holiness Church.
Surviving are: four daughters, Mrs. Katherine Brogden and Mrs. Myrtie Mae Loadholtz, both of Glen St. Mary; Mrs. Mattie L. Rogers, Pascagoula, Mississippi and Mrs. Nita Loy Roberts, Jacksonville; one son: Drew Dowling, Olustee; a sister, Mrs. Anna Taylor, Sanderson; also 20 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Also numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday at 11:00 a. m. from the Taylor Methodist Church, 17 miles north of Glen St. Mary. Rev. W. M. Hayes, pastor of Macclenny New Congregational Holiness Church, officiated assisted by Rev. Willie Crews, moderator of the northeast district of the churches.
Active pallbearers were Basil Dowling, Horage Howling, Jennings Davis, Warren Taylor, Clarence Taylor and Ulphin Crews. Honorary: Willard Lee, John Dortch, Alva Boston, R. D. Crews, Lester Thomas, Albert Thompson, Romey Thompson and L. F. Braddock.
Interment was in Taylor cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of John M. Brinkley, Mortician, Macclenny.


The Florida Times-Union, Wednesday, May 29, 1946
Taylor - Rev. Thomas P.(aul) Taylor, 90, of Macclenny, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. P. Combs, in Taylor, after a long illness. He was a native of Georgia, but had lived nearly all his life in Baker County. He was a retired Methodist minister and a member of the Pine Grove Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lokie Taylor, five daughters, Mrs. G. C. Brown, Mrs. J. P. Combs and Mrs. J. I. Harvey, all of Sanderson, Mrs. E. R. Rhoden, Macclenny, Mrs. R. A. Travis, Orange, Texas; three sons, W. B. Taylor, Sanderson, L. M. Taylor, this city, and Dillon Taylor of the U. S. Merchant Marine; two stepdaughters, Mrs. W. J. Mann, Sanderson, and Mrs. Sank Cochran, Jacksonville, three stepsons, Rev. Schiley Rhoden, Starke, Moll Rhoden, Sanderson, and Russell Rhoden, Jacksonville, three sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Cobb, Olustee, Mrs. Missouri Williams, Jacksonville, and Mrs. S. B. Crews, Macclenny, two brothers; J. A. Taylor, Jacksonville, R. E. L. Taylor, Glen St. Mary;
63 grandchildren, 90 great grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 P. M. at the Pine Grove Methodist Church in Taylor with the Rev. Fred P. Combs and Rev. Schiley Rhoden officiating.
Active pallbearers will be the following grandsons: Ralph Taylor, Alton Combs, Ray Brown, J. P. Taylor, Herbert Taylor and Ressie Taylor. Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery under the direction of the Seashole Funeral Parlors.


Jacksonville Florida Times-Union, May 26, 1952
Macclenny - May 25 - Mrs. Nancy Jane Williams, 76, died suddenly at her home here today. She was a life resident of Baker County and a member of the Congregational Holiness Church.
Surviving are: three sons, Roy Williams, Raiford; Francis A. of Jacksonville and Harry J. of Foley; three daughters; Mrs. Daisy Ola Crews, Mrs. Maude Edna Allen and Mrs. Lottie L. Harrington, all of Jacksonville; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Agnes Combs, Glen St. Mary, and Mrs. Minnie Lee Walker, Macon, GA; and one brother, Thomas J. Kelly, Jacksonville
Funeral will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Taylor Methodist Church. Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery with John M. Brinkley, Mortician in charge. The body will lie at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Orin Braddock, near Taylor until l:30 p.m. Tuesday.


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TONY DUGGER - Sanderson, Oct, 10 -- Tony Dugger, 49, died today. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Barbara R. Gibbs, Mount Holly, N.J.; one son, Jimmy, Jacksonville; one sister, Mrs. Victoria A. DeMeglio, Sanderson; four brothers, John, Frank, Arthur and Hillery, all of Sanderson; two grandchildren.
Funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Cedar Creek Cemeterty, north of Sdanderson, John M. Brinkley, Macclenny, is in charge.
(7 Apr 1912 - 10 Oct 1961 - s/o John Dugger & Rebecca Starling)


Florida Times Union, Thursday, March 21, 2002
Mrs. Lena Harvey Hayes Furman, age 104, of Jacksonville, FL died 3/20/02. She was a native of Sanderson, FL and had resided in Fort George Island, FL for over thirty years before moving to Jacksonville 12 years ago. She was the daughter of the late Francis and Lenora Dugger Harvey of Baker County, FL and the widow of the late Peter Hayes and the late Raleigh K. Furman.
Survivors include her son, Allen J. (Joan) Hayes of Fort George Island, FL; two grandchildren, Libby (Chuck) Sewell of Jacksonville and Lori (Scott) Cooley of Etowa, Tenn.; three great-grandsons, one great-grandaughter, numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 11A.M. Saturday, March 23 in the Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, FL with Rev. Wayne Fenner officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 P.M. Friday, Mar. 22, at GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, U7.S. 90 East, Macclenny, FL.
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MOBLEY -- Funeral services for Andrew Jackson Mobley, 86, who lived at Macclenny, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Macedonia Methodist Church, five miles north of Macclenny, with Rev. L. A. Barnes officiating, assisted by Rev. R. E. Thrift. Mr. Mobley died Tuesday morning at the residence following a brief illness. He was a native of Baker County and a retired carpenter. He was a member of the Macedonia Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lucy Crews Mobley; a daughter, Mrs. R. E. Thrift of Macclenny; three sons. W. Lacy Mobley of Starke, Jesse D. Mobley of Citra and Donald B. Mobley of Macclenny; 24 grandchildren, and 50 great-grandchildren. The body will rest at the residence from Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. until Thursday at 11:15 when it will be moved to the church to rest until the funeral hour. Active pallbearers will be Eugene Mobley, Danny Thrift, Edward Mobley, Fulton Mobley, Jimmie Mobley and Elgin Barnes. Honorary pallbearers will be Tate Powell Sr., G. W. Garrett, Dr. John Holt, R. J. Davis, J. R. Thrift and O. D. Weatherington. Interment will be in Macedonia Cemetery. Funeral arragements are under the direction of John M. Brinkley, Mortician, Macclenny, Florida. Florists are asked to have flowers in Macclenny by 10:30 a.m. Thursday.


MRS. LUCY CREWS MOBLEY
Mrs. Lucy Crews Mobley, age 80, of Macclenny died early Tuesday morning at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. R. E. Thrift, north of Macclenny. Mrs. Mobley was a native of Baker County and a member of the Macedonia Methodist Church. Besides her daughter, she is survived by three sons, W. Lacy Mobley, Starke; Jesse D. Mobley, of Citra; and Donald B. Mobley of Macclenny; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Raulerson, Orlando; Mrs. Mary Purvis, and Mrs. Rosa Yarbrough, both of Jacksonville; and Mrs. Pency Rhoden of Macclenny; also 24 grandchildren, and 51 Great-grandchildren and three Great-Great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held (this) Thursday afternoon at 2:30 from the Macedonia Methodist church, north of Macclenny in Baker County with Rev. R. E. Thrift officiating, assisted by the Rev. L. A. Barnes. The body will rest at the residence of her daughter Mrs. R. E. Thrift from Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. until Thursday morning at 11:00 o'clock when it will be moved to the church to rest until the funeral hour. Active pallbearers will be: Eugene Mobley, Danny Thrift, Edward Mobley, Fulton Mobley, Jimmie Mobley, and Elgin Barnes. Honorary will be: Tate Powell, Sr., J. C. Yarbrough, Dr. John Holt, J. D. Thrift, O. D. Weatherington and J. L. Mobley. Pallbearers are requested to meet at the church Thursday at 2:00 p.m.
Interment will be in Macedonia Cemetery, funeral arrangements will be under the direction of John M. Brinkley, Mortician, Macclenny.


MR. DONALD MOBLEY
Funeral services for Mr. Donald Mobley were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Macedonia Independent Methodist curch, with Rev. Johnny Yarbrough assisted by Rev. Neal Starling, officiating. Interment was in Macedonia Cemetery.
Active pallbears were; Cecil Mobley, Jr., Phillip Mobley, Wayne Mobley, Joe Kirkland, Danny Thrift, Jimmy Mobley, Honorary pallbearers were; Shubert Kirkland, Paul Thrift, James Thrift, E. J. Barnes, E. L. Yarbrough, Woodrow Lauramore, Carl Rewis, L. R. Dugger, Ulys Davis, Charlie McCormick, Otis Canaday and Earl Thrift.
Mr. Mobley was born in Baker County.
(son of A.J. & Lucy Mobley - 16 Aug 1913 - 12 Jun 1966)


Baker County Press, September 2, 1955

James P. Prevatt Dies Suddenly; Funeral Friday James P. Prevatt, 68, life-long resident and pioneer citizen of Baker County, died suddenly at the old home place on Cedar Creek Tuesday 12:15 noon. Mr. Prevatt had gone to the old home place Tuesday morning with Mrs. Prevatt and their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Crews, and grand-daughter, Cassie Sands, and the purpose of the trip was to kill a beef. Mr. Prevatt supervised the killing, skinning and cutting up of the beef, after which he complained of having indigestion, he took a drink of water and sat down against a tree, and very quietly passed away with his daughter holding his head.

Mr. Crews was sent to notify the John M. Brinkley Funeral Home and the ambulance arrived in a few minutes.

Mr. Prevatt had been a resident of Macclenny for a number of years, but was in failing health.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lovie Starling Prevatt; nine daughters, Mrs. J. .,A. Burnett, Mrs. John Dyal, Miss Jewell Prevatt and Mrs. Talmadge Crews, all of Macelenny; Mrs. Earl Crews, Glen St. Mary; Mrs. Pencie Rhoden, Baldwin: Mrs. Beulah Raulerson, Mrs. Rudolph Crews, Jacksonville; and Mrs. Lucille Cogburn Durham, N. C.; eight sisters Mrs. Frank Combs, Mrs, Ora Harvey, Mrs.Raiford Harris and Mrs. Butler Coleman, Jacksonville; Mrs. Jessie Johns, Macclenny; Mrs. Ivy Combs, Mrs. Reed Stafford and Mrs. Claude Scoles, Glen St. Mary; three brothers, Charles and .W. M. Prevatt, Macclenny; John Prevatt, Glen St. Mary and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Macclenay Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Herman Moody officiating assisted by Elder O. J. Reeves. The body will rest at the residence from 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon until Friday noon when it will be moved to the church to rest until the funeral hour.
(James Paul Prevatt, Sr. 9 Sep 1888 - 30 Aug 1955, son of Wm K. Prevatt & Mary L. Combs. Buried in Taylor cemetery)


Baker County Press July 8, 1960

A. J Walker funeral At Olustee Friday

A. J. Walker, 83, of Olustee, died at his home Wednesday noon after a long illness. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a. m. in the Olustee Baptist Church. Interment will be in Swift Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Walker is survived by his widow, six sons, Lige Walker of Pinetop, Mack Walker, Olustee, A. J. Walker. Jr., Olustee, Carroll Walker, Olustee. Alfred Walker, Lake City and Ollie Walker, Jacksonville, two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Highsmith. Jacksonville, and Frankie Joyner of Cocoa and 1 one sister and a host of other relatives.

(Albert James Walker 16 Feb 1876 - 6 Jul 1960 s/o James Walker & Mary Armstrong;
h/o 1) Lettie Rook 2) Ida Dobson)


Baker County Press March 11, 1955

JOHN BURNETT FUNERAL SUNDAY

Johhn Burnett, 82, Macclemiy, died in a Jacksonville hospital last Friday morning following several weeks illness.

A native of Echols County, Ga., Mr, Burnett moved to Columbia County with his parents when he was 10 years of age, on what was then known as the Burnett place at Soakum. His parents were the late John and Jane Burnett.

He married Mittie Davis, daughter of the late Noah and Emily Davis of Baker County and lived on his farm north of Sanderson from 1909 to 1936, when he sold to Claude Rhoden of Glen. St. Mary, and moved to Sanderson, where he lived until 1954, when he Moved toMacclenny.

Mr. Burnett was one of Baker County’s outstanding citizens, and a naval stores operator, farmer, livestock owner and operator of a cotton gin at Sanderson for a number of years. He served with distinction as a member of the Board of County Commissioners, Member of the School Board, and was in measure responsible for the consolidation of-a number of County schools, and was a trustee of the Sanderson School District for a number of years. He vas an active member for many years of Sanderson Lodge F. & A. M. Mr..Burnett was very outspoken in his convictions and his advice was often sought on public and political matters. It was the privilege of the editor of The Press to number John Burnett as one of our best friends and often sought his advice on public matters of County wide interest.

Mr. Burnett is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mittie Burnett, Macclenny, five sons, N.J. Burnett, Jacksonville; L.E. Burnett, Miami; Virgil Burnett, Tampa; C. M. Burnett, Raiford & J. A. Burnett, Macclenny; two daughters, Mrs. Mazie Drawdy, Macclenny; Mrs Aline Summers, Miami; three sisters; Mrs. Janie Alderman and Miss Winnie Burnett, Lake Butler; Mrs.:Dollie Broward, Jacksonville: One brother, Jim Burnett, Bartow; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at the graveside at Cedar Creek Cemetery Sunday afternoon, 6th at 1 p.m; Elders J.E. McCormick and M.M. Fivash officiating. Pallbearers were C.C. Thompson, Lonnie Dobson, Randall Davis, Jim Davis, S.O. Mann, W.D. Bryan. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of John M. Brinkly, Mortician, Maccclenny.

(1 Dec 1872 - 4 Mar 1955 - s/o John Burnett & Jane Dunaway)


Florida Times Union, April 19, 1901

Mrs Henry Jones Dead (Elizabeth "Lizzy" Stallings Jones)
Sanderson. April 19 - Mrs. Henry Jones died at Lake Butler yesterday and the remains were interned in South Prong Cemetery near here today.
Mr. Jones and family left this country about a month ago to make their future home in the State of Utah, but when they reached that State they found the climate too severe for them. They returned after about a two week stay. While on the trip Mrs. Jones contracted a cold which developed into pneumonia and proved fatial yesterday
w/o John Henry Jones 1865-1911


The Florida Times Union, Jacksonville, Tuesday, December 27, 1955

Mrs. Dobson Funeral Set For 1 Today.

Services will be held at 1 P.M. today at the Key-McCabe Funeral Home for Mrs. Mary Jane Dobson, 94, of 3423 Mayflower St. who died Sunday after a long illness.
The Rev. W. J. Cburchwell and the Rev. Harold Schmitt will officiate. Burial will be in Swift Creek Cemetery near Olustee.
Mrs. Dobsou was born in Bradford County and had lived here for five years. She wss a Methodist.
Surviving are five daughters. Mrs. Bessie Porter, Mrs, K. S. David, and Mrs. Donnie Addison, all of Jacksonvile, Mrs, Ida Walker of Olustee and Mrs. M. J. Cherry of Zephyrhills: Three sons. J. K, and D. W. Dobson of Olustee and 0. D. Dobson of Arcadia; a sister, Mrs. Delia Wright of Jacksonville: four brothers, Leonard, and Sherod Roberts of Jacksonville, Aaron Roberts of Oceanway and O. F.. Roberts of Tulsa, Okla.; 30 grandchildren, 39 great-grand-Children and two great-great-grandchildren.


The Baker County Press Friday, October 28, 1960

Mrs. Martha Green (RHODEN POWERS) Claimed by Death
Mrs. Martha Ann (Aunt Mattie) Green, 85, died in a local hospital Monday morning, following a, long illness. She was a native of Macclenny and had spent her entire life here. She was first married to the late Reubin Powers, and to the couple was born a son, the late Audrey Powers. Later she was married to the late Daniel Green.
Survivors include one brother, Duncan Rhoden, Macclenny, her stepmother, Mrs. Kate Rhoden and a stepbrother, Clifford Price, Jacksonville, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Eula Mae Powers, Macclenny, a grandson. Gene Powers, Orlando, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Richard Collins of Jacksonville Beach and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Green was a member of one of Baker County's most prominent and pioneer families, and was the daughter of the late H. D. (Uncle Dunk) Rhoden. She was a member of the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at the Macclenny Primitive Baptist church Wednesday at 3 p. m., with Elder Herman Moody officiating, assisted by Elder James M. Land.
Pallbearers were Paul Crews, J. D. Burnsed, B. R. Burnsed, B. Frank Jones, Alton Crawford and Lautice H. Dugger. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, with all arrangements under the direction of John M. Brinkley, Mortician, Macclenny

(8 Nov 1875 - 24 Oct 1960, d/o Hansford Duncan Rhoden & Martha Ann Mobley - w/o 1) Reuben Powers 2) Daniel H. Green)


Mrs. Cora Belle Prevatt, 49, of Macclenny, died Wednesday. A native of Baker County, She was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include her husband, Wesley Prevatt Sr. of Macclenny; one son, Wesley (Billy) Prevatt Jr of Denison, Kan., two daughters, Phyllis Ploucher, and Mrs. Mickie Canaday, both of Macclenny: two sisters, Mrs. Nora Mae Scruggs, of Gainesville; and Mrs. Algie Morris of Miami; a half-sister, Mrs. Louise Paschal, Jacksonville; three step-sisters, Mrs. Violet Rhoden, Mrs. Vadie Crews, both of Macclenny; and Mrs. Ada Echols of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Charlie Dowling, and Dozier Dowling, both of Gainesville; a half-brother, J. L. Dowling of High Springs;- three stepbrothers, Otis Rhoden, Dolic Rhoden and Joe Rhoden, all of MacclennY; and six grandchildren. Services 2 p.m. Saturday in the Macclenny Church of God, the Rev. Lawton B. Thomas officiating. Pallbearers, active: Morris Prevatt, Ray Prevatt, Talmadge Pearce, Joe Newmans, Joe Dohson, and T. J. Raulerson; Honarary: Joe Rhoden, Doice Rhoden, Otis Rhode, B. H. (Buck) Rowe, Archie Roberson and Shep Johns. Pallbears meet at the church at 1:30 p.m. Interment at Taylor Cemetery. Arrangements by John M. Brinkley, Mortician, Macclenny.


Baker County Press, 30 Mar 1958

Mrs. Henderson Claimed by -Death
Mrs. Cora Lee Henderson, 71, resident of Baker County and Macclenny for the past 48 years, died at the Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital, Macclenny, Saturday 2:30 a. m., following a stroke suffered at her trailer home here on South Fifth Street, Saturday morning May- 17th (1958). Her condition was not discovered for several hours after the stroke, when Dr. J. C. Mackey visited the trailer and found Mrs. Henderson lying on the ground by the rtrailer. He summoned a John M.. Brinkley ambulance and she was taken to the-hospital, where she lay in -a coma practically all the week- death following just a week after the stroke.
Mrs. Henderson is 'survived by a daughter, Mrs. Julia H. Lopez, Jacksonville;--a stepdaughter, Mrs. J. C. Thompson, Macclenny; and a stepson, Vincent Henderson, Jacksonville.
Mrs. Henderson was a member of the Church of .Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Funeral services were held at the graveside in Woodlawn Cemetery, Macclenny, Sunday at 2 –p.m., with Elders-Neil Kirkland, Joe. Dobson and P. K. Knabb officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction , of John M. Brinkley, Mortician, Macclenny.
Pallbearers were: active- Shep Johns, Lewis Covin J. P. North, James Barton, L. W. Doubc(rly, Roy Harvey. Honorary W. E. Lyons, C. L. Hodges, J.. A. Burnett Tate Powell, Sr


Florida Times Union22 Jan 1965
Mrs. Elizabeth Boyd Dopson of Macclenny. mother of Alan S. Boyd, chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board in Washington, D.C.- died early Thursday in a Macclenny hospital following an extended illness. A native of New Rochelle, N.Y., Mrs. Dopson moved to Baker County from St. Petersburg in 1921. She was the widow of Walter A. Dopson, Was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Macclenny, and a registered nurse, having been graduated from Mt Sainai Hospital School of Nursing in N.Y, City. During Warld War I she served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Armv Nursing Corps. She was also a retired insurance underwriter. having been associated with the Columbia Casualty Co. for many years. Surviving. in addition to her son, are a daughter, Mrs. Morris (Jean) Boyd Dowling of Sanderson; two brothers, Newell Stenhenson of St. Ann Bellebue, Quebec. Ontario. Canada and Charles L. Stenhenson of North Harpswell. Me.: and four grandchildren. In accordance with the request of the deceased funeral services will be private and flowers omitted, please. Arrangements are under the direction of John M. Brinkley, Mortician. Macclenny.


Mr. Lester Combs, age 93, of Glen St. Mary, Florida died Wednesday, October 16, 2002 in Community Hospice at Shands. He is a native and a life long resident of Baker County, FL. He was the owner and operator of Combs Grocery for 26 years and spent some time as a cattleman. He is a member of Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church and is the son of the late Pete and Lillie Agnes Kelly Combs.
Survivors include his wife of 71 years Mamie Frankie Crawford Combs of Glen St. Mary, FL, 2 sons: Daniel Lester (Mary Lou) Combs and Wayne (Gail) Combs all of Macclenny, FL, daughter: Shirley (Billy) Rowe of Macclenny, FL. Eight grandchildren, eight great grand children and two great great grand children also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. in Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church with Elder David Crawford and Elder Gordon Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Taylor Cemetery Baker County, FL. The family will receive friends on Friday (Today) from 6-9 p.m. in GUERRY FUNERAL HOME U.S. 90 East Macclenny, FL. Memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32257. Please sign the Guestbook at Jacksonville.com


Mrs. Fay Matthews Milton, age 94, of Macclenny, Florida died Friday, March 25, 2005, in the Frank Wells Nursing Home, Macclenny, Florida following an extended illness. She was born in Hawthorne, Florida and moved to Macclenny, Florida in 1931. She was preceded in death by her parents, David H. and Flora Turney Matthews, her late husband, William Harold Milton, Sr. and her son, William H. "Billy" Milton, Jr. She graduated in 1929 from the Florida State College for Women (now Florida State University) with a Teacher's Degree. She taught school in Micanopy, Florida and Glen St. Mary, Florida and other Baker County Schools until her retirement in 1956. After her retirement from school teaching, she opened a Piano Studio in her home and taught many Baker County students for the next 20 years. Mrs. Milton was a 50 year member of the Macclenny Woman's Club, and served as President and was awarded the State and National Woman's Club Achievement Awards. She also Started a group named "Down Memory Lane" at Frank Wells Nursing Home. This group still gathers every Monday Morning for an hour of music, memories, love and laughter. She was a member of the Macclenny Church of Christ, of which the Milton family were founding members.
She is survived by two daughter, Flo Ann (Rex) Holloway, and Fay (Richard) Sinclair both of Macclenny, five grandchildren, Shelly (Chris) Neri of Macclenny, Lara (Jesse) Manalo of Jacksonville, Amanda (Mauricio) and Ashley Sinclair both of Ponte Vedra Beach and Trey Sinclair of Tallahassee, two great-grand children Jackson and Danny Neri of Macclenny.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM. Tuesday, March 29, 2005, in the Macclenny Church of Christ with Rev. Sam Kitching, officiating and assisted by Mr. Perryman Dennison of Lake City. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery, Macclenny. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 P.M. Monday, March 28, 2005 at GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, U.S. 90 East, Macclenny, Florida.


Florida Times Union 11 May 1995

Mr. James Arthur Barton, age 77, of Macclenny, Florida died Tuesday, May 9. Mr. Barton had resided in Baker County all of his life and was the son of the late Martin and Anna Harvey Barton, He was a former deputy sheriff in Baker County for eight years and for twenty-four years he was employed as a Correctional officer at Raiford State Prison and the Baker Correctional Institute until his retirement in 1982. Mr. Barton was as member of the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church of Baker County. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Barton; one daughter, Phyllis Lewis; adopted daughter, Martha Barton; adopted son, Russell Barton, all of Macclenny; three brothers, Lawrence Barton and T. J. Barton, both of Macclenny, and F. W Barton of Sanderson. FL.; three grandchildren. Jennifer l,ewis and Tonya Barton both of Macclenny, and Greg Lewis of .Jacksonville; one great-grandson, William Lewis of Jacksonville. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. , Friday, May 12 in the Macclenny Primitive Baptist church with the Elder David Crawford , Pastor, officiating and assisted by Elder Aubrey McCormick, Pastor of the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Macclenny, FL Visitation will be from 6 to 9 PM at Guerry Funeral Home, Macclenny, FL.


MRS LATHANA HARVEY
MACCLENNY, May 12, 1961 - Mrs Lathana Dowling Harvey, 90, of Sanderson, died here today.
A life-long resident of Baker County, Mrs. Harvey was paid tribute at the Baker Centennial as the second oldest citizen.
Survivors include two daughters Mrs Mae Rhoden, Glen St. Mary, and Mrs. Lila Rhoden, Macclenny; three sons, Ivey and Auzzie, Sanderson, and Artis, Chicago, 22 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m, Sunday in\ Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church.
John Brinkley, Mortician is in charge.


Sarilda Pringle Mobley, 81, of Glen St. Mary died June 21. She was a Baldwin native and had resided in Baker County for 66 years.
She was predeceased by parents Henry and Minnie Wilkerson Pringle; sons Marvin, Carlie and Tommy Mobley; sister Avey Bostwick; brothers Cleveland and Freeman Pringle. Survivors include daughters Carolyn Godwin (Alford) and Linda Martin (Raiford) of Glen St. Mary, Janice Sue Griffis (Donnie) of Sanderson; sons Henry Mobley, Jerrell Mobley (Sandra) and Douglas Mobley (Patricia) of Glen St. Mary; sisters Lucille Kirkland (Harry) and Ruby Thomas of Baldwin; brother Albert Pringle (Mattie Ruth) of Baldwin; 23 grandchil­dren, 53 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.
A service is planned for Thursday, June 24 at 11:00 am at Sanderson Congregational Holiness Church with Pastor Oral Lyons officiating. Burial will be at Turner Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Robert Jordan Jr., Tommy Martin, James Henry Mobley Jr., Eugene Newmans, Everett Pringle and Carl Wheeler Jr. Honorary bearers are Glenn Kirkland, Eugene Lyons, Darrow Newmans, William Rhoden and Jimmy Richardson. A viewing was held Wednesday evening from 6-9 pm at the church. Fraser Funeral Home of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.


WILKERSON---Dorsey Wilkerson, 71, of Macclenny, died Wednesday (28 Feb 1974) in a local hospital. A native of Baker County, he was retired from the Seaboard Coastline Railroad. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Florence Wilkerson; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Rewis, of Macclenny; Mrs. Bettie Chitty, Mrs. Gertrude Haisten, both of Starke and one brother, Lewis Wilkerson, of Baldwin. Funeral services at 1 p.m. Friday in the Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Elder O. M: Yarbrough, pastor, officiating. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by John M. Brinklev, Mortician, Macclenny.


WiLKINSON - Mrs. Easter Griffis Wilkinson, 110, of Lawtey died at her home Saturday morning (12 Aug 1967) following a short ill'ness. A lifetime resident of Bradford County, She was born March 12, 1857.
Her husband was the late Bryant Wilkinson. She was a member of the Highlands Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Andrew, Wilkinson, Lawtey; 6 daughters, Mrs. Amanda Blackburn, Mrs. Celia Redding and Miss Barbara Wilkinson, all of Lawtey, Mrs. Rebecca (William Jesse) Chesser, Glen St. Mary, Mrs. Martha Crews and Mrs. Gladys Williams, both of Starke;.3 brothers, Willie Griffis, Glen St Mary, Nathan Griffis, Raiford, and Brooks Griffis, Jacksonville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Francis Starling, Macclenny, and Mrs. Georgia Griffis, Lawtey;- 42 grandchildren; 87 great-grandchildren; 74 great great-grandchildren; and 13 great great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 14, at 2 p.m. in the Long Branch Baptist Church near Maxvilie with Rev. George Chism, Rev. E. C. Harvey and C. L. Redding officiating. Intermen) will be in Long Branch cemetery with Dewitt C. Jones Funeral Home of Starke in charge.


THRIFT--Mrs Lula B. Thrift, 82, who lived at Rt. 1, Macclenny, died Sunday morning in a Jacksonville hospital. A native of Baker County, she was a member of the Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church. She was the widow of the late Aaron Thrift. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Ruth) Davis, and Mrs. Clarence (Rubye) Crews, both of Macclenny, a son, Alfred Thrift, of St. George, Ga., one half-brother, Charlie Sowell of McBee, S.C., four grandchildren and seven great-grand children. Funeral arrangements are by John M. Brinkley, mortician, and will be announced later.


Ella (Wilkerson) Rewis, 79, Macclenny, died Fri­day. She is survived by her hus­band, Harry; six sons, Ronald,. Baldwin, John, Callahan and W.D., Land 'O . Lakes, Carl, Na­thaniel and Melvin, all from Mac­clenny; six daughters, Mrs. Delores Crews, Verna Belle Crews, both from Macclenny, Mrs. Elizabeth Combs, Taylor, Mrs. Betty Pitcher, Baldwin, Mrs. Bar­bara Burnsed and Mrs. Ida Belle Harvey, both from Jacksonville; and two sisters, Mrs. Gertie Hals­ting and Bertie Chitty, both from Starke. Funeral Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in John M. Brin­kley Funeral Home, Maccleny, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.­


Death Claims Beloved Woman
Mrs. Minnie Lee Knabb, 61 (14 Jan 1944), wife of Lucius Knabb, prominent in Baker County and Florida and South Georgia business affairs, and head of the Citizens Bank of Macclenny, died at the home of her daughter, Miss Gertrude Knabb, 2893 Post Street, Jacksonville, early Friday (14 Jan 1944) morning following a brief illness.
Mrs. Knabb was one of the most outstanding women of this section, and although a resident of Moniac, Ga., was considered more a resident of Baker County by her many friends. Mrs. Knabb was an active and devout member of Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Taylor, and was engaged in much charity work and any thing that tended to the uplifting of the people of this section. Mrs. Knabb was a delightful hostess in her home and made all feel welcome whatever their mission. Her good works and many acts of charity and loving kindness will long be remembered in the hearts of many Baker County residents. She was a native of Baker County, being the daughter of the late Aaron (John Riley?) Dowling of Taylor.
Mrs. Knabb is survived by her husband, two sons, G. Carl Knabb and Ralph E. Knabb of Moniac, one, daughter, Miss Gertrude Knabb of Jacksonville, her mother, Mrs. Emmie Dowling o£ Moniac, two sisters. Mrs. Ella Taylor and Mrs. Hattie Taylor, Jacksonville, two brothers, W. E. and J. L. Dowling of Raiford, two grand children, Mary Knabb and Ralph Lawson Knabb of Moniac.
Funeral services were conducted at Pleasant Grove Church Saturday at 2 o'clock, with Elder L. A. Davis, pastor and Elder W. R. Rhoden officiating.
Interment was in Northh Prong Cemetery under the direction of Hardage and Williams, Jacksonville.
Active pall bearers were: Earl E. Knabb, Billy Knabb, L. V. Hiers, Lamar Knabb, Jimmie Hudgins, Leslie Hiers, Herbert Taylor and` Rudolph Dowlig. Honorary: Frank Dowling, R. J Davis, B.R. Burned, J. I. Walker, J, D. Dugger, B. R. Dinkins, B. J. Padgett, H. H. Howard, Asa Coleman, Jr., L. W. Dykes, T. M. Dorman, B. F. Jones, E. W. Crockett, S. Daughtry, D. W. Reynolds, E. G. Fraser


Baker County Press 3 Dec 1943

J. 0. Milton Prominent Citizen Buried Friday
James Oliver Milton, 74, died at his home, in Macclenny, Wednesday night, following a stroke on Sunday morning, Nov. 21st. (1943)
Mr. Milton was born Sept. 14, 1869, near Quitman, Brooks County, Ga., but had spent the greater part of his life in Baker County. He was married to Lou Dicey Rhoden, daughter of the late H. D. Rhoden, at Macclenny on December 12, 1888, at her home by Rev. Dr. Tyner.
When the writer first came to Macclenny in 1905 Mr. Milton was one of the town's leading merchants and citizens. Later he sold out and moved to Pensacola. Fla. and Laurel. Miss. but returned here after a few years and has since made his hone. He was Postmaster here for about six years and during his prime took an active part in the, political and social life of Macclenny.
Mr. Milton is survived by three sons, Dexter R. Milton, .0. Grady Milton and Quinton T. Milton, three daughters, Miss Agnes Milton, Mrs. Gladys Milton Nolan, and Miss Maxine Milton, all of Macclenny, eleven grandchildren and a brother, D. \V. Milton, Tampa.
Funeral services were conducted at 3 O’clock Friday afternoon at the Baptist Church, Macclenny, with the Rev. A. Walters of Hillard and the pastor, Rev. E. B. Jenkins, officiating. Interment was in the family lot,at Woodlawn cemetery under the direction of Seashole Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
Pallbearers were, active: J. A. Burnett, B. J. Padgett, Frank Dowling, R. J. Davis, B. F. Jones, G. W. Garrett, Honorary: Asa Coleman, Jr., W. M. Brown, Geo. R. Williams, H. F. Powers, D. W. Finley, J. D. Dugger, C. L. Hodges, Walter Dykes, Ray Dinkins, Tate Powell.


Baler County Press 18 Feb 1965

OLIVER JACKSON SWEAT

Oliver Jackson Sweat, age 71, of Macclenny. died. in a Macclenny hospital early Thursdsy, foilowing an illness of several days. A native and life long resident of Baker County. Mr. Sweat wax a member of the new Congressional Holiness church, and prior to his retirement, he was a nurseryman with the Southern States Nursery.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lettie Sweat, Macclenny; three daughters. Mrs. Stella Richardson, Jacksonville; Mrs. Effie Mae Harvey and Mrs. Evelyn Starling, both of Macclenny; two sisters, Mrs. Lois Yawn and Mrs. Nella Johns, both of Macclenny and one brother, Harvey Sweat, Macclenny; also 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the graveside in South Prong cemetery south of Sanderson with Rev. Jimmy Dobbs pastor of Paxon Revival Center, Jacksonville, officiating assisted by Rev. J. D. Williams and Rev. Johnny Yarbrough.
Active pallbearers were Joe Dobson, ?. R. Raulerson?, J. F. Fraser, Paul Rhoden, Ray Dinkins, and James A. Barton. Honorary: W. C. Knabb, B. H. Row(e), Rev. Barney Thompson, Rev. Shelly Brantley, Rev. Lewis Alford, and Clinton Nipper.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of John F. Brinkley, Mortician, Macclenny.


Baker County Press 2 Jul 1943

W. J. Thompson, 79, Pioneer Citizen Dies After Long Illness

Funeral services for William Jasper Thompson, 79, pioneer and outstanding merchant and business man of Macclenny, were held at the First Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock with the Rev. Edward B. Jenkins, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. The funeral was one of the largest attended ever held here which showed the high esteem in which the deceased was held by his friends and neighbors who knew him best.
Mr. Thompson was a-native of Taylor and moved to Macclenny about 1900. He was with the late M. T. Howell and the late A. D. Powers in the operation of their mercantile businesses. Later he went into business for himself and the store is now being operated by his son, J. M. Thompson. Mr. Thompson served one term as county commissioner from this district, being chairman. He was also chairman of the County Democratic Executive Committee for about 20 years, resigning about a year ago on account of his health. On July 5th, 1942, Mr. Thompson became a member of the Baptist church and was baptized at the Oceanway Baptist Church, Jacksonville. It was the writer's privilege to have known Mr. Thompson for nearly 40 years and we can say the same as his many friends, that he was an honorable and straight man in all his dealings. He was married to Miss Vicie Moates December 5, 1889.
Mr. Thompson is survived by his widow, Mrs. Vicie Thompson, five daughters, Mrs. Ella Tyson and Mrs. C. M. Jones of Macclenny, Mrs. A. E. Greene and Mrs. Rosa Tyson of Jacksonville, Mrs. W. 0. Hicks of Glen St. Mary; four sons, W. H. and A. D. Thompson of Jacksonville, J. M. and R. E. Thompson of Macclenny. 36 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers active were: C. C. Fraser, D. J. Hicks, W. M. Brown, C. L. Hodges, L. W. Dykes, Tom Taylor. Honorary: H. D. Chastain, Ray H. Dinkins, W. C. Gilbert, Sidney Powers, Rudolph Powers, Walter Dykes, Jamie Milton, J. D. Dugger, Tate Powell, R. J. Davis, Tate.Powell, Jr., B. J. Padgett, B. F. Jones, G. P. Williams, H. F. Powers, C. W. Klein, Jr., Wm Knabb, V. H


Baker County Press 4 Feb 1965

MRS. CARRIE H. DAVIS

Funeral. services for Mrs. Carrie Harvey Davis, of Macclenny were held Monday at 2:00 o’clock p.m. from the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church, with Elder James M. Land, Jr. officiating assisted by Dr. Charles L. Merchant. pastor of the Springfield Baptst Church, Jacksonville. and Sam Kitching, minister of the Macclenny Church of Christ. Active pallbearers were Everett Johns, Sr., Alton Crawford, J. D, Burnsed, Cooper Thumpson, John Dyal and Paul Crews. Honorary; Judge B. R. Burnsed, William Knabb. Duncan Rhoden, Frank Whelless. J. A. Burnett and L. R. Dugger.
Interment ws in Woodlawn Cemetery; Mrs. Davis died .Saturday afternoon in a Macclenny Hospital, following an extended illness, She was born in Macclenny and had lived there her entire life, the daughter of the late James and Eliza Williams Harvey, pioneer citizens of Baker County.
She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Surviviors are, her husband, Richard J_ Davis, Macclenny, two daughters, Mrs. Kathrine Johns and Mrs. Violet Rewis both of Macclenny, one son, Richard H. Davis, Macclenny, four sisters, Mrs. Betty Burnsed, Jacksonville, Mrs. Ethel Selph, St. Augustine and Mrs. Eva Beasley and Mrs. Mattie Dugger, both of Glen St. Mary; a brother, James Harvey, Glen St. Mary. Also 9 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of John M. Brinkley, Mortician, Macclenny.


Baker County Press 12 Jan 1965

MRS. ELIZABETH S. DOPSON

Mrs. Elizabeth Stephenson Dopson, widow of Walter A. Dopson, passed away Thursday morning in Frazer Memorial Hospital, following an illness of several days. A native of New Rochelle New York, Mrs. Dopson moved to Macclenny from St. Petersburg, Florida over 43 years ago. She was a graduate of. Sinai Hospital School of Nursing and served as a First Lieutenant in the U. S. Army Nursing Corps during World War I, later she_ became an insurance underwriter and was. associated with the Columbia Casualty Company for many years prior to her retirement. She was a communicant of St. James Episcopal Church, from where funeral services were held Friday at 2:00 p.m., with the Venerable Fred Yerks, of the North Florida Division of the Episcopal Diocese, officiating, assisted by Rev. Glenn Tettman, vicar of the church.
Pallbearers were: W. C. Gilbert, W. Frank Wells, George L. Taber, Sr., Lewis Covin, John J. Crew, Jr., and John Wolfe.
Interment was in Cedar Creek cemetery, north of Sanderson. Mrs. Dopson is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Morris (Jean Boyd) Dowling, Sanderson and a son, Alan S Boyd, Chairman of the Civil Aeronautics,Board of Washington, D. C.; two brothers, Newell Stephenson and a son, Alan S. Boyd, bec, Canada and Charles L. Stephenson, North Harpersville, Maine. Also 4 grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of John M. Brinkley, Mortician, Macclenny.


Baker County Press 10 Nov 1933

AARON THOMAS

Aaron Thomas, 87 years of age, died at the home of his son, A. C. Thomas at Glen St. Mary Saturday, after a brief illness.
Mr. Thomas was possibly the oldest citizen of Baker County and had long been a familiar figure through out this section. He is survived by a large number of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at Oak Grove Cemetery Sunday afternoon, Elder W.R. Rhoden officiating. The funeral services were largely attended by people from all sections.


Baker County Press Jan 1965

MRS. AMY R. BURNSED

Funeral services for Mrs. Any Raulerson Burnsed, of Macclenny, were held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from the Moniac Baptist Church, Moniac, Georgia, with Rev. George Chism, officiating, Active pallbearers were Gene Raulerson, James Raulerson, Ethan Fish, Nathan Burnsed, Melvin Raulerson and MacArthur Burnsed. Honorary T. J. Raulerson, Theodore Canaday, Dobey Rhoden, Alton Crawford, Norman Geiger, and Wallace Rhoden.
Interment was in North Prong Cemetery in Baker County, Florida. Mrs. Burnsed died unexpectedly Thursday following a sudden illness. She was a native of Moniac, Georgia and had lived in Macclenny for 4 years. She attended the Baptist Church. Surviving are: her husband, Enoch 0. Burnsed, Macclenny; two daughters, Mrs. Daisy Pearl Hodge, Macclenny; and Mrs. Betty Marzolf, Tampa; three sisters, Mrs. Lottie Hurst, Tampa, Mrs. Ada Raulerson, Jacksonville and Mrs. Ruby Burnsed, Moniac; six brothers, George Raulerson, Macclenny; Russell Raulerson, Baxter, Douglas Raulerson, Moniac, Georgia, William Raulerson, James Raulerson and Dan Raulerson, all of Jacksonville. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of John M. Brinkley, Mortician, Macclenny.


Baker County Press 12 Feb 1943

G. W. Burnsed Dies Suddenly Wednesday

George W. Burnsed, 73, died suddenly at his home at Sanderson Wednesday noon at 12:30. Mr.. Burnsed had been about his-usual duties, looking after his stock and came in to rest and was stricken suddenly. Mr. Burnsed was a retired merchant and prominent business man with large interests in Sanderson. He was an outspoken man and honest in his dealings with his fellow man. He expressed his opinions bluntly and one who talked with him was left in no doubt as to his opinions. The writer had known Mr. Burnsed for many years and considered him an upright citizen and true, friend.
Mr. Burnsed is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma Fraser Burnsed, two sons, W. W. Burnsed and 0. C. Burnsed and one daughter, Mrs. Mamie Rodgers, all of Sanderson.,
Funeral services and interment will be held at Manntown Cemetery Friday, 12th, at 3 P. M.
Pall bearers, active: Fred Jones, Tom Sweat, T. M. Dorman, Asa Coleman. Jr., Frank Dowling, John Burnett, A. J. Maxwell, W. B. Taylor, Cedric Cobb.
Honorary: J. D. Dugger, B. J. Padgett, Wm. Knabb, Tate Powell, Sr., J. C. Mackey, Geo. P. Williams, P. L. Morris, J. D. Burnsed, B. R. Burnsed, J. C. Thompson. Col. Cobb.


Baker County Press 10 Nov 1933

GIDEON C. COLEMAN

Gideon C. Coleman, 60 years of age, died at his home near Olustee last Wednesday night, 1st, suddenly. He was stricken during the night with a heart attack and never revived.
He is survived by three sons and four daughters. Funeral services were conducted at Swift Creek Cemetery Friday at 11 o'clock, the Rev. W. S. Crews officiating


Baker County Press 4 Feb 1965

PLUMMER CREWS

Plummer Crews, age 49, of Macclenny. died Wednesday at the home following a long illness. Mr. Crews was a native and life long resident of Baker County. Prior to his retirement due to ill health, he was a merchant, Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Virgie Moore Crews: two daughters, Miss Patsie Leona Crews and Mrs. Betty. Jean Jones; five sons, Arthur Lee Crews, James Morris Crews. Richard Crews. Emory Neil Crews and J. C Crews all of MaccIenny; three sisters .Mrs. Dela Brazier, Fernandina, Beach Mrs. Polly Sweat, Macclenny and Mrs. Gertrude Zizzo, Jacksonville; four brothers, Perry Crews;. Yulee, James Crews, Green Cove Springs and Alfred E. Crews and Everett Crews, both of Jacksonville; also five grandchildren.
Funeral services were heId Sunday at 2;00 p.m, from the graveside in Mt Zion (Swift Creek) Cemetery, near Lake Butler in Union County, with Rev: John .Lauramore, Jr.
Pallbearers were A. L Finley, Maines Finley, Robert Kirkland, Otis Canaday and Suzie and R. I. Lauramore. Funeral arrangements were under the directions of John M Brinkley. Mortician, Macclenny

(20 Apr 1915 - 27 Jan 1965)


Baker County Press 18 Feb 1944

Solomon Burnsed Dies Burial Services Friday

Solomon Burnsed of Charlton County, Ga., died at the home of his son, J. D. Burnsed of Glen St. Mary, early Wednesday morning following a brief illness. He was taken Saturday night and came to his son's home Monday where medical care was given him, but he never rallied and his death came peacefully.
Mr. Burnsed was a native of Charlton County and was a well known and popular figure in Baker County, where he had a host of friends. It was the writer's privilege to have known Mr. Burnsed for many years and we have always found him to be a man of outstanding integrity, honorable and straightforward in all his dealings.
Mr. Burnsed would have been 84 years of age on the 29th of this February, when his sons had planned his usual birthday dinner in advance at the home of his son, Col. B. R. Burnsed of Glen St. Mary.
He is survived by three sons, Col. B. R. Burnsed, Glen St. Mary and Macclenny, J. D. Burnsed, Glen St. Mary, Superintendent of Schools of Baker County, A. D. Burnsed, Charlton County, Ga., three half brothers, J. N. Burnsed and John Burnsed, Baxter, C. D. Burnsed, Jacksonville, a half sister, Mrs. Eliza Nipper, Macclenny, and 10, grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at North Prong Cemetery Friday, 18th at 2.00 P. M. with Elder T. R. Crawford, of Cairo, Ga., officiating. Pall bearers will be, active: Johnnie Burnsed, Johnnie Canady, Lonnie Thrift, Neal `Kirkland, Alton Driggers, B. R. Dinkins and Ralph Knabb.
Honorary: Frank Dowling, Tate Powell, Sr., J. I. Walker, J. C. Lyons, A. L. Thrift, F. L. Burnsed,. D. W. Reynolds, Walter Dykes, C. M. Barber, L. Knabb, J. E. Franklin, H. F. Powers, Duncan. Rhoden, 0. C. Burnsed, George. Raulerson, Edwin G. Fraser, A. J. Townsend, J. D. Dugger, B. F. Jones,-B. J. Padgett, T. M. Dorman, W. M. Brown, Frank Rowe, J. N. Burnsed, George Bennett, 0. K Walker, Leon Chisholm, N. A. Thrift and R. J. Davis.
Funeral arrangements are in charge of Wilson Funeral Home, Lake City.

(29 Feb 1860 - 16 Feb 1944, s/o Edmond O.)


Baker County Press 25 Feb 1965

MRS. GLADY M. FRASER

Mrs. Gladys Mann Fraser of Macclenny, died unexpectedly Sunday morning in a Macclenny hospital, following a bried illness.
Mrs. Fraser was born in Baker County, the daughter of the late William D. and Jane Green Mann, pioneer citizens of the County. She was a member ofThe Church of Latter Day Saints.
Surviving are : Her husband, Clem C. Fraser, Macclenny; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Williams, Cocoa; two sons, Warren B. Fraser, Macclenny and Berkley (Bert) L. Fraser, Cocoa; a sister, Mrs. Sadie Arline, Ocala; a brother, S. O. Mann, Sanderson; and 9 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Manntown Congregational Holliness Church, south of Glen St. Mary, with Elder Walter Davis, officiating, assisted by Elder James R. Boone. Active pallbearers, all nephews of Mrs. Fraser, were A. L. Ferrera, Joe Dobson, Carl B. Fraser, Tommy Fraser, Paul Mann, Brantley H. Fraser, Ellis Thornton, and W. T. (Buck) Mann, Honorary: E M. Brown, Dr. John E. Watson, Dr. Jack A. Voight, Paul Rhoden, William Earman, J. J. Nolan, D. J. Motes, B. R. Burnsed, James E: Jones, L. C. Oliver, B. H. Hughes, William Knabb,.Billy Knabb, A. P. Holt, E. Ed. Yarbrough.
Interment was in Manntown Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of John M. Brinkley, Mortician, Macclenny.

(28 Feb 1900 - 21 Feb 1965, d/o William Daniel Mann)


Baker County Press 10 Nov 1933

AMOS GRIFFIS

Amos Griffis, aged 75 years, died at his home south of Glen St. Mary Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. Mr. Griffis had been in bad health for a number of years, but was taken to his bed 3 weeks ago.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eliza Griffis and 2 sons, J. W. Griffis of Glen St. Mary, and Henry Griffis of Starke. Funeral services were conducted at Pine Grove Cemetery in Union County Monday.


Baker County Press 24 Feb 1943

E. R. "Son" (Earlis Richard) Harvey Is Claimed By Death

Funeral services for Earlis R. Harvey, 52, of Sanderson, were held at Cedar Creek Church Monday af­ternoon with Rev. W. S. Crews and Rev. J. D. Williams officiating. Burial was with Masonic honors at the graveside in Cedar Creek Cemetery. Mr. Harvey had been in failing health for several weeks and had just re­turned from the hospital.
The deceased was commonly known as "Son" Harvey and was a member of the Board of County Commission­ers from the Sanderson District for one term, refusing to run for another term at the last election.
He was the son of the late Andrew J. Harvey, and is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eva Davis Harvey, a son Earlis Harvey, Jr., Camp Shelby, Miss., three daughters, Mrs. Elvvie Dugger and Misses Bertie Mae and Freda Harvey at home, two brothers, E. H. Harvey and Paul Harvey of Sanderson, four sisters, Mrs. Vessie Davis, Jacksonville, Mrs. Losie Dor­man and Mrs. 'Maude Dorman of Sanderson, Mrs. Charney Thomas, Glen St. Mary, .and the following half brothers and sisters, Percy Harvey, Macclenny, Roy, Buford, Mack and Basil Harvey. Sanderson, Mrs. Ruby Dobson, Sanderson, and Mrs. Myrtice Moody, Jacksonville.

(24 Apr 1889 - 6 Feb 1943)


Baker County Press 29 Nov 1940

(Calvin J. Jr.) "Buddy" Johns Dies Last Wednesday

Death claimed another pioneer citizen Wednesday 20th, following a stroke the first of the week. Mr. Johns was a native of Baker County and was 74 years of age. He is survived by his widow (Amanda), two sons, Hassie and George and four daughters, Sallie, Lillie, Alta and Bessie.
Fnneral services were conducted at the North Prong last Thursday with the Rev. J. D. Williams officiating, (d. 11-20-40)

(5 Mar 1867 - 20 Nov 1940)


Baker County Press 10 Nov 1933

TOMMY STARLING KILLED MONDAY

Tommy Starling, aged 32 years, was shot Monday afternoon while returning from the f uneral services of Amos Griffis in the company of Fred Bryant, Buck Rowe and Clifford Hodges. The shooting occurred near the Amos Griffis place at the Ford of a branch on the nursery side.
Sheriff Joe Jones, Jr., is holding Fred Bryant in the county jail charged with the killing of Starling. Just what happened prior to the fatal shooting will be developed at an inquest to be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock before' County Judge Frank Dowling.
Dr. Crockett was called and after an examination of the wounded man pronounced him fatally shot. However, he was hurried to a Jacksonville hospital, but died enroute. Dr. Crockett states that he was shot a few inches below the heart, the ball penetrating the lungs.
Starling was a native of Bradford County, but had lived in this section for the past 13 years, working for the nurseries. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mattie Hodges Starling, three children, St. Elmo, Lamar and Johnny Marcus Starling, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Starling, three brothers and three sisters, all of this section.
Funeral services were conducted at Woodlawn Cemetery Tuesday afternoon the, Rev. W. S. Crews officiating


Baker County Press 17 Dec 1943

Carr B. (Bowers) Buried Here Tuesday

Funeral services for Carr Bowers McClenny, 70, were held at the Methodist Church here Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, with the Rev. Burr A. L. Bixler of Live Oak, and the Pastor H. T. Foley, officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of the Wilson Funeral Home, Lake City. Pall bearers were Frank E. Brunson and Jack Donegan, Jacksonville Beach, H. H. Howard, C. W. Klein, Jr., T. M. Dorman, J. R. Rowe, J. I. Walker, and Tate Powell of Macclenny.
Mr. McClenny had spent the greater part of his live here, except for the past 12 years when he made his home at Jacksonville Beach. His death was the result of a brief illness at his horne. Carr had many friends all over this section and particularly in Macclenny and Baker County. He was a nephew of the late C. B. McClenny founder of our little city.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Kate McClenny, Jacksonville Beach, two sons R. E. McClenny, Jacksonville Beach and John McClenny, Houston, Texas.

(b. VA 10 May 1873, d. 11 Dec 1943)


Baker County Press 10 Nov 1933

COLQUIT STONE

Colquit Stone, 56, of Taylor, died in a Jacksonville hospital Sunday, following a brief illness. Mr. Stone was born in Baker County. He moved to Jacksonville in 1893 and for about five years-was connected with the Jacksonville Traction Co., following which he was a member of the Jacksonville fire department for seven years, a member at time of the fire of 1901. In 1908 he became connected with the Armington livery stable. He then purchased an interest in the Lee T. Moore Cigar Co. He retired and returned to Taylor about two years ago.
Mr. Stone is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Thomas A. Reynolds of Jacksonville and Mrs. Emma Harris, Glen St. Mary and a brother, T. D. Stone of Sanderson who was also a member of the Jacksonville fire departmerit from 1894 to 1901 and former representative from Baker County. Mr. Stone (rest missing)

[buried North Prong cemetery - 15 Jun 1876 - 5 Nov 1933]


Baker County Press 10 Nov 1933

DEATH TAKES TOLL OF AGED MAN

William Carroll Thompson, 67 years of age, died at his home in Macclenny early Saturday morning after a long illness. Mr. Thompson was a native of Baker County, having been born and raised at Taylor and moving to Macclenny in January 1905, when lie was elected county judge, holding this office four years. He was elected tax assessor for two terms and clerk circuit court for four terms, retiring from that office the first of this year. Mr. Thompson was one of our most outstanding citizens, noted for his integrity and honesty, and was the best posted man in the county on lands.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mattie Thompson, 3 sons, W. Joe Thompson of Jacksonville, J. C. Thompson, deputy clerk circuit court of Baker county, C.. C. Thompson of Umatilla and 3 daughters, Mrs. G. D. Hicks of Glen St. Mary, Mrs. James Boyle of Jacksonville and Mrs. Henry Wester of Lake Wales. A brother, G. C. Thompson of Jacksonville, 2 sisters, Mrs. J. W. Greek of Jacksonville, and Mrs. J. D. Williams of Glen St. Mary.
The funeral services were conducted at the Taylor Cemetery Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, the Rev. W. R. Rhoden of the Primitive Baptist Church, officiating, attended by one of the largest crowds ever attending a funeral in Baker County.
Masonic rites at the grave were conducted by Dawkins Lodge No. 60 F. & A. M., of Macclenny. Hardage and Williams, morticians of Jacksonville, were in charge of arrangements.
Pall bearers were: active D. W. Finley, Joe Jones Jr., B. Frank Jones, Frank Dowling, J. A. Burnett and J. E. Kelly. Honorary: B. J. Padgett, Wm. Knabb. Duncan Rhoden, L. W. Dykes, A. D. Powers. W. B. Cone, W. A. Dopson, T. M. Dorman, R., L. Knabb and W. C. Minger.

(23 Sep 1866 - 4 Nov 1933)


Baker County Press 27 Aug 1943

Mrs. L. L. Williams Dies From Sudden Stroke Thursday

Mrs. Oak (Opal) Rewis Williams, wife of L. L. Williams, prominent Taylor citizen, died at the home of her son, Rowe Williams in Macclenny, about 9 o'clock yesterday morning following a stroke. Mrs. Williams had been in bad health for a number of years and was here for the purpose of visiting a physician in Jacksonville yesterday.
She is survived by her husband, three sons, Rowe Williams, Macclenny, Doy Williams, Taylor, Carl Williams, U. S. Army, Texas; six daughters, Mrs. Ethel Henderson, Hilliard, Mrs. Nellie Brown, Olustee; Mrs. Retha Combs, Taylor; Mrs. Pauline Crews, Mrs. Blannie Dugger, Mrs. Adaline Walker, Jacksonville; one sister, Mrs. T. P. Taylor, Macclenny; three brothers, Wallace Rewis, Chuck, Olustee; Ferace Rewis, Fort Myers and Don Rewis, Taylor.
At this writing funeral arrangements had not been completed. (buried Taylor cemetery)

(13 Jan 1882 - 26 Aug 1943)


Clyde Sands of St. G eorge

Clyde Sands, 87, of St. George, Ga. died November 12 at St. Vincent's Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was a native and life­long resident of St. George. He was the owner and operator of B&W Bar for 30 years, and served as a school bus driver and janitor for the Charlton County school system. He was a member of the Democratic Committee of Charlton County since 1938. He was a director of the Charlton Georgia Farm Bureau as well as a director for the US Soil and Water Conservation of Georgia.
Mr. Sands was predeceased by parents George W and Nellie Thrift Sands, first wife Thyra McDuffie Sands, brothers Holland and Maxie Sands. Survivors include wife Mamie Lee Sands of Macclenny; sons Clyde Dell Sands of St. George and Ferman Kay Sands (Linda) of Macclenny; three step-children; brothers Ralph Sands (Margaret), George W. Sands (Edna) and Cecil Sands (Betty) of Macclenny; sisters Inez Taylor (James) of Macclenny and Annie Louise Rogers (Ronnie) of Jacksonville; grandsons Kay Sands Jr. Jeremy, Clayton and Steven Sands; great grandson Chase Sands; numerous step grandchildren.
A service was held at Pine Level Church with Pastor Fred Raulerson officiating. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Henry, Ira and Jim Sands, Bobby, Felton and Joey Thrift. Honorary pallbearers were Pasco Bryant, Alton Carter, Oliver Crews, Joey Dobson, Gary Fraser and Monroe "Bo" Todd. V Todd Ferriera and Suwannee Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements.

(29 Jul 1916 - 12 Nov 2003, s/o G.W. Sands)


Mrs. Inez Roberts Stewart dies, county native

Mrs. Inez Roberts Stewart, 60, of Raiford died, June 29 at Union General Hospital in Lake Butler following an extended illness. She was a native of Baker County and had resided in both Raiford and Lake Butler most of her life. She was a member of the Pine Hill Congregational Methodist Church in Starke, and was a homemaker.
Mrs. Stewart is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Griffis of Lawtey; her mother, Mrs. Pency Roberts of Raiford; brothers Lonnie Roberts of Raiford and Joel Roberts of Starke; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday morning at 11:00 in the Pine Grove Congregational Methodist Church with Rev. Wayne Roberts and Rev. Riley Prigdon officiating. Burial was in South Prong Cemetery. Arrangements were under direction of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler.


CANADAY-Julius Hampton Canaday, 67, of 828 Saranac St.. died Sunday night at the residence following a brief illness. Mr. Canaday was a native of Maniac, Ga. and moved to Jacksonville from Glen Saint Mary several, months ago, He was a member of the Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church, seven miles north of Maccleny in Baker county. For a number of Years he was employed by the Glen Saint Mary Nurseries Co. at Glen Saint Mary. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Vallie Thrift Canaday of Jacksonville: two daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Green of Callahan and Mrs. Alma Storms of Jacksonville; four sons, Theadore (Teddy) Canaday and Yulee Canaday. both of Jacksonville, J. H. Canaday of Saint George, Ga. and George Canaday. U S. Navy, Seattle, Wash., two sisters. Mrs. Jancie Fish of Glen Saint Mary and Mrs. Verdie Crawford of Dinsmore and two brothers, Spence Canaday of St. George and Roland Canaday of Moniac. The body will rest at the residence from 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday morning at 10:30 when it will be moved to the church to rest until the funeral hour. Funeral services will he held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Crawford, officiating. assisted by the Rev O. M. Ysrborouh. Pallbearers will be Wesley Dixon, Junior Bell, Douglas Raulerson, Rudolph Raulerson, Hubert Hodges and Julian Conner. Pallbearers are requested to meet at the church at 1:30 p.m. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of John M. Brinkley, Mortician, Macclenny Florida. Please have flowers at residence by 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.
(also listed in North Prong cem 6 Aug 1889 - 5 May 1959)


Ruby Raulerson Burnsed

Mrs. Ruby Raulerson Burnsed, age 81, of Yulee, Fla., passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2001. She was the daughter of the late James and Sallie Raulerson. She was a native of Maniac, Ga. Her husband, Enoch J. Burnsed and son, Earl Johns, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her sons, Wayne (Florence) Burnsed of Fernandina Beach and Wade (Deloris) Burnsed of Jacksonville, Ga.; daughters, Ruth (Bill) Bates of Orange Park, Fla., Ester Yonn of Yulee, Fla. and Evelyn (James) Raulerson of Jacksonville; brothers, James Raulerson of Jacksonville, and Douglas Raulerson of Maniac, Ga.; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Fraser Funeral Home, 712 S. 6th Street, Macclenny, Fla. with Rev. Gene Burnsed officiating. Interment will be in North Prong Cemetery, Baker County, Fla. Active pallbearers are; David Burnsed, Eric Raulerson, Chris Norfleet, David Tate, Timothy Vonn, and Walter Yonn. Honorary bearers are John Tate and Matthew Burnsed.


Mrs. Jessie Mae Starling, age 79, of Macclenny, Fla. died 6/18/04.
She was born in Macclenny, and had resided in Atlanta, Ga. for 20 years before moving back to Macclenny in 1980.
She was the daughter of the late Robert Hodges and Maggie Starling Hedges. She worked as an insurance clerk for Royal Globe Insurance Company, Atlanta, Ga. and Prudential Life Insurance Company, Jacksonville, Fla. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mac­clenny, Fla.
Survivors include her son, Wayne Ray Starling of Atlanta, Ga.: Her brother, Everett R. Hodges of Middleburg, Fla.: One grandson, Jerry Ray Starling of Atlanta, Ga.: One great- great- grandson, Bradley Starling of Atlanta, Ga.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Monday, June 21, in the First Baptist Church, Macclenny, Fla: with Rev. Dr. Edsel M. Borie, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Macclenny, Fla. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 P.M. Sunday, June 20, at GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, U.S. 90 East, Macclenny, Fla.


Bill Barber, 83, owned nursery

John William "Bill" Barber Jr., 83, of Macclenny died April 13, 2004 at his residence. Mr. Barber was a native of Lawtey, Fla. and lived in Macclenny most of his life. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Macclenny, the Elks Club of Lake City, Moose Lodge #2414 of Macclenny and was a WW II US Army Air Corp veteran. Mr. Barber was the owner and operator of Blue Haven Restaurant in Macclenny until 1964, then opened Barber Nursery and Garden Center in Lake City for 20 years. He returned to Macclenny and reopened Charlie's Garden Center on US 90.
Mr. Barber was predeceased by parents John William Sr. and Susie Belle Clayton Barber, wife Edith Wanda Barber, brother Charles Farmer Barber and sister Barbara Annette Hutton. Survivors include his wife of seven years, Elizabeth L. Barber of Macclenny; sons John William Barber III, Charles Thomas Barber and David Clay Barber of Macclenny; sister Mary Virginia Dugger of Macclenny; grand­children William, Lucious, Brooke and Jonathan Barber.
A service was held April 17 at V Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny with Sam Kitching officiating. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery with Joseph Heath dedicating the grave.


Mary Estelle Ferry

Mrs. Mary Estelle Ferry, age 82, of Macclenny, Florida, died Monday, February 23, 2004, in the Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital, Macclenny, Florida, following a long illness. Mrs. Ferry was born March 24, to Barney Jackson and Ida May (nee Matthews) Padgett. Mr. Padgett was along lime businessman and early, educator in Macclenny, and Mrs. Padgett's Connecticut-bon parents were early settlers in the young City of Macclenny. Mrs. Ferry was a civic leader, educator, business woman, and life long resident of Macclenny, Florida.
Mrs. Ferry received her basic education in the old Macclenny Glen High School, and after graduating from Florida State University, she taught in the Baker County School System, and later served on the School Board after being appointed by the Governor. She was the owner of Ferry Insurance Agency and a bookkeeping service in Macclenny. Her varied interests are reflected in her several memberships in business, service and fraternal organizations. Her charter membership included the Andrew Jackson Padgett Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederary; the Leona Knabb Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star #212, in which she served as post Matron; the Macclenny Business and Professional Woman's Club and President of the Baker County Historical Society as officer and advisor. Mrs. Ferry was a member of the Beta Eta Chapter of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority and an honorary member of Delta Kappa Gamma.
Mrs. Ferry was a cheerful and sensitive soul who enjoyed her coffee breaks with old friends and she always had time for a joke and laugh even during business sessions, and Mrs. Ferry was on avid fan of the Atlanta Braves. She united with the First Baptist Church of Macclenny in 1941, and remained a faithful member of that body until her death. She taught Sunday School for several years and was active in her church until prevented by illness.
Mrs. Ferry was preceed in death by her husband, Wallace Irving Ferry, whom she wed on August 7,1942.
Survivors include her son, Richard J. (Dickey) Ferry and his wife, the former Theresa Milton of Mocclenny, Florida; grandchildren, Karen Rebecca McCollum and Richard Johnathon Wallace Ferry; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Iva Dell Rhoden of Macclenny, Florida, and Selene Mikell of Savannah, Georgia; brother, Allen Padgett of Lakeland, Florida.
Funeral services will be conducted at the First Baptist Church of Maccenny at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 26, 2004. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive fnends from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2004, at Guerry Funeral Home, U.S. 90 East, Macclenny, Florida.


Mrs. 0llie Dorman Buried at Woodlawn

Mrs. Ol1ie Frances Dorman of 2539 Rosselle Street, Jacksonville, died Sunday night following a long illness. Mrs. Dorman was born in Macclenny, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charley F. Barber and had been a resident of Jacksonville for the past 40 years, moving there from Macclenny. She was a member of the Woodlawn Baptist Church, Chapter 15 Order of Eastern Star, Alexander Stevens Chapter Daughters of the Confederacy and Olive Branch of the Rebekahs.
Mrs. Dorman Was the widow of Francis F. Dorman and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Reddish, Lawtey; Mrs. Thelma Wilson, Jacksonville; two sons, Ray Dorman and Frank Dorman, Jacksonville, a sister, Mrs. Mamie Andrews, Dade City; three brothers, J. E. Barber, Jacksonville; C. M. Barber and J. W. Barber, Sr., Macclenny seven grand children; and three great grandchildren.
Funeral was held at 2 p. m., Wednesday in Woodlawn Baptist Church with the Rev. Leslie E. Sanders, pastor, officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Macclenny. Active pallbearers were Charles Dorman, Ray Dor­man, Jr., Ray Reddish, Jack Pons, Paul Dorman and George E. Norton. Honorary J. L. Strickland, George Hare, Floyd Carter, E. A. Dempsey, J. H. Rouse, E. C. Sikes, Raymond Whittle, Ernest Whittle and Bruce Whittle.
Arrangements were under the direction, of Seashole Funeral Parlor.


Mrs. Kirkland dies at age 93

Sadie Burnsed Kirkland, 93, died December 14 at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab Center after an extended illness. She was a member of Souls Harbor Church of God in Glen St. Mary and a life long resident of Macclenny.
She was predeceased by her husband of 36 years, Robert Lacy "Bob" Kirkland. (1st Earl Franklin Mobley) Survivors include daughters Joan Long (Danny) and Wilma Rowe of Macclenny; sons Lewis "Dub" Mobley (Hazel) of Jacksonville and Bobby Ray Kirkland of Macclenny: sister Inez Harris of Lake City; 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren; niece Anne Bennett.
A service was held Wednesday, December 17 at 7:00 pm at her church with Revs. Scott and John Montgomery officiating. Burial followed Thursday, December 18 at Oak Grove Cemetery. Fraser Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

(7 Feb 1910 - 14 Dec 2003, d/o Adophus Richard Burnsed)


Mr. Corbitt S. (Samuel). "C" Crews, Jr., 75, of Glen St. Mary, Fla, died 11/25/03. He was born in Glen St. Mary and resided there all of his life. He was the son of the late Corbit S. and Mattie M Hodges Crews, Sr. He was employed in the construction industry for many years with B. J. Heiliq Construction Company of Jacksonville, Fla., A. J. Johns and JA.J.ohns and`Buck" Davis of Maccenny, Fla. and was a heavy equipment operator with the Baker County Road Department for ten years until his retirement in 1989. He was a hard worker and was a former president of the Road Department Union. He was a charter member, a former grounds keeper for 14 years and taught Sunday School and Wednesday night Bible study at the Raiford Road Church, Macclenny, Fla. He was an Army veteran of WWII having served in Japan.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Crews of Glen St. Mary, Fla.; one daughter, Wanda (Carl) Robinson of Glen St. Mary, Fla.; three sons, Johnny (Janice) Crews of Macclenny, Fla., Jimmy (Kathy) Crews of St. Augustine, Fla. and Randall (Sharri) Crews of Lake Butler, Fla.; one step-daughter, Carol Gynan Combs of Macclenny, Fla.; three step-sons, Marshall (Debbie) Combs and John Mark (Cheryl) Combs both of Glen St. Mary, Fla. and Eddie (Angela) Combs of Nashville, Tenn; four sisters, Rosie (Jack) Crowell of Penney Farms, Fla., Crecie Rhoden and Mavis (Joe) Griffis both of Macclenny, Fla, and Lucy Davis of Glen St. Mary, Fla.; one brother, Eugene (Noma Jeanne) Crews of Birmingham, Ala.; eleven grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11am Saturday, Nov. 29, in Raiford Road Church with Rev. David Hodges, Pastor of the Manntown Church, officiating and assisted by Rev. Eddie Griffis, Associate Pastor of Raiford Road Church. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Macclenny, Fla.
GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, U.S. 90 East, Macclenny, Fla.

(14 Jun 1928 - 25 Nov 2003)


Mr. William M. "Dub" Barber, 75, of Macclenny, died Friday morning in a Jacksonville hospital. He was a native of Macclenny and a life resident. He retired as a supervisor in food service at N.E.F.S. Hospital, Macclenny and a member of the First Baptist Church of Macclenny. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Willa Jean Barber; son, William E. (Gene) Barber; sister, Dorothy Spence; brother, Joe Barber-all of Macclenny; 5 stepchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday in the First Baptist Church of Macclenny with Pastor Steven M. Fain officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Macclenny. Visitation will be form 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Fraser Funeral Home, Macclenny.

(9 Mar 1915 - 27 Jul 1990, s/o Charles Monroe Barber)


Carl Rhodlen

Carl Rhoden, 81, of Glen St. Mar died Feb. 20 (1993), in W. Frank Wells Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. The Glen St. Mary native was a son of Billy and Easter Thompson Rhoden. Mr. Rhoden was a veteran of the U. S. Army Air Force in World War II. He had served as mayor and town councilman in Glen St. Mary. He was member of the First Baptist Church of Macclenny.
Surviving include his wife, Mary (Chesser) Hurst Rhoden, Glen St. Mary; daughter and son in-taw, Sylvia and Fred Miller, Jacksonville; one son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Pauline Rhoden, St. Augustine, step sons and daughters in-1aw, Wayne and Jean Hurst, Macclenny, James R. and Emmie Harris, Jacksonville; one sister, Annie Combs, Sanderson. A number of grand and great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held in the First Baptist Church of Macclenny, Tuesday Feb. 23, at 2p.m. with Rev. David Holt and Rev. Jack Plew Officiating. Pallbearers were: F.S. Roberts Sr., Jack Cushman, John Rhoden, Ray Gunnells, Claudell Walker and Bobby Thomas. Interment was in Riverside Memorial park, Normandy Blvd. Jacksonville. Fraser Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

(20 Nov 1911 - 20 Feb 1993, s/o Wm R. "Billy")


Lena Williams, Taylor resident

Lena Bennett Williams, 87, of Taylor died December 12 (2003) at St. Vincent's Medical Center following a brief illness. Mrs. Williams resided in Taylor all her life. She was a homemaker and member of Taylor Church.
She was predeceased by parents Jesse and Mary Conner Bennett and husband Doyle Williams. Survivors include son Gregory Williams; daughters Charlotte Sutters and Paulette Harvey of Sanderson, Barbara Hodges of Glen St. Mary; 15 grandchildren.
A service was held December 15 at her church with Rev. Mark Woods officiating. Burial followed at Taylor Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

2 Jun 1916 - 12 Dec 2003, d/o Jesse Bennett& Mary Conner)


Dr. Frank D. Kilgo, age 75, of Maccenny, FL died Thursday December 25, 2003. He was born in Cordele, Ga. He joined the US Navy after high school and attended Hospital Corps School in Idaho. He attended Emory University after the service, where he met and married his wife, Luta in 1949. He completed under graduate studies in 1950, received a Masters in Science in 1953 and a Doctorate of Medicine in 1955. He completed an internship in surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in 1956 and a residency at the Medical Center in Columbus, Ga. in 1957.
Dr. Kilgo began his career as a family practitioner while employed by the late Dr. John E. Watson in Macclenny. He treated patients at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital during most of his 30 year private practice. He later worked as the Executive Medical Director of Florida State Prison from 1987 until his retirement in 1993. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Macclenny and served on the Baker County School Board for 16 years. He enjoyed growing and tending roses at home, he was a member of the Jacksonville Rose Society and a certified judge for North Florida and South Georgia rose shows for many years. He was a great outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish, golf and travel.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years Alice Luta Poythress of Macclenny, FL; three daughters, Alice (Roger) Oswald of Macclenny, Nancy Kilgo of Jacksonville and Kelly Kilgo (Edward) Boehm of Southeast Asia; three sons, F. Douglas Kilgo of Macclenny, Andrew M. (Shellie) Kilgo of Albany, Ga. and Allen D. Kilgo of Jacksonville; one sister, India (Robert) Hamby Dahlonega, Ga.; ten grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday December 30, 2003 at 11:00 AM. in First United Methodist Church of Macclenny with Pastor John Hay officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Macclenny. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM. Monday in First United Methodist Church of Macclenny.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Florida 1-800-940-2933.
FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES 904-259-5700 is serving the Kilgo Family.


Nolan Godwin,dies at age 79

Nolan Godwin, 79, died December 10 at his home in Taylor. He was a lifelong resident of Baker County and attended the Congregational Holiness church. Mr. Godwin served in the US Army.
Survivors include sons Billy Godwin (Susan) of Sanderson, Alfred Godwin (Carolyn) and William Godwin (Cleo) of Glen St. Mary; daughters Lucille Fox (Tim) of Macclenny, Frances Newman (Terry) of Davenport, Fla., Winifred Thompson of Glen St. Mary, Mary Pringle (Luther) of Bryceville and Joann Parish (Pete) of Sanderson; brothers Bill Godwin (Virginia) of Lawtey, Wilbur Godwin (Betty) and Vasco Godwin (Bertie Mae) of Lake Butler; sisters Emma Hodges of Palatka and Estelle Walker of Olustee; 29 grandchildren and 54 great grand­children; caregiver Mozell Hensel of Taylor.
A service for Mr. Godwin was held December 12 at Sanderson Congregational Holiness Church with Revs. David Thomas and Oral Lyons officiating. Burial followed at Manntown Cemetery. Fraser Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


Ella Williams of Lawtey dies

Ella Mae Williams, 78, died December 23, 2003 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Williams was born in Sanderson. She lived there and in Glen St. Mary before moving to Lawtey 10 years ago. She was a homemaker and member of Cedar Creek Church.
She was predeceased by parents Jackson J. and Edith Harris Dugger and husband Willie Williams. Survivors include Janice Grubbs (David) of Pendleton, S.C.; sons Billy Williams (Dianne) and Wayne Williams (Margaret) of Lawtey and Bobby Williams (Billy Jo) of Raiford; 16 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren also survive.
A service was held December 27 at her church with Revs. Billy and Wayne Williams officiating. Burial followed at Turner Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


Saturday rites for Gertye Taylor

Gertye (Lee) Taylor, 83, of Taylor died December 23, 2003. She was a homemaker and member of Taylor Church.
Survivors are her husband of 67 years, Clarence; sons Gordon Stewart Taylor and Gary Edward Taylor, both of Taylor; daughter Vanessa Taylor Harrell of Glen St. Mary; grandchildren Tammy Osburn, Crystal Barren, Gordy Taylor, Dawn Sessions, Sandy and Bruce Taylor, Shanna Moyer, Clay Taylor, Jamey, Jeremy and Tamela Hodges; 15 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, December 26, from 6-8 pm at Taylor Church, where the funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday. Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery. V Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.

(30 Dec 1920 - 23 Dec 2003), d/o Wm A. Stokes)


DEATH CLAIMS PINKNEY FRANKLIN, CONFEDERATE VETERAN, MONDAY A. M.

Pinkney Franklin, possibly Baker County’s oldest citizen, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Florence Cunningham, 4014 Walter Street, Jacksonville, Monday morning after a brief illness..
Burial services were held at 3.30 Tuesday afternoon at the graveside in Manntown Cemetery, Rev. A. Walters, Pastor of the Macclenny Baptist Church, officiating.
Pall bearers were H.H. Lauramore, C.C. Fraser, John W. Rowe, E.L. Steele, Joe Jones, Jr., and J.H. Townsend. Arrangements were in charge of Key-McCabe Funeral Home.
Mr. Franklin is survived by four sons, J.E. Franklin, postmaster at Glen St. Mary, John Franklin and H.E. Franklin of the Jacksonville Police Department, A. Franklin of Sanford; four daughters, Mrs. Emma Burnsed, Mrs. Henry Eiserman, and Mrs. W.M. Ventling of Glen St. Mary, and Mrs. Florence Cunningham of Jacksonville.
Mr, Franklin was a native of South Carolina and a veteran of the Civil War. He was 89 years of age. He had made his residence in Baker County for the past 52 years in the Glen St. Mary section. One of our most outstanding citizens for many years. Mr. Franklin was held in the greatest esteem by all with whom he came in contact and was noted for his high character and honorable dealings. Not many of the veterans of the War Between the States are left with us and it is with much regret that we give notice and fitting tribute to the passing of Mr. Franklin, whom we have favorably known for the past 30 years.
(Henry Pinkney Franklin 20 Oct 1845 – 7 Oct 1935 – Co. C , 24th Miss. Regt CSA
h/o Sarah E. Beauchamp, m. 1870 Lee Co., MS) n


YOUTH DIES OF HEAD INJURIES

James Carroll Stokes, 20 year old Macclenny youth, died yesterday morning in a local hospital after suffering two weeks from a fractured skull.
Stokes was inured. August 14th while loading logs at Macclenny. He sustained the fracture in a fall. Attending doctors had held out no hope for his recovery, his death having been expected momentarily, since the accident.
In addition to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Stokes of Macclenny, young Stokes is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Pauline Anderson, New Jersey ; Mrs. Annie Lashley of Jacksonville, and Beatrice and Lois Stokes of Macclenny, and three, brothers, Harry, Claude and John, all of Macclenny.
Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the home in Macclenny. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.there. Arrangements are under the direction of the Elliott Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will include Drew Walker, Charles Whitehead, Plumer Crews, Perry Crews, Kenny Wilkerson and James Mikel.
Times-Union, Tuesday. (1915-1935)


CLAUDE STOKES IS FATALLY INJURED ON SATURDAY

Claude R. . Stokes was accidently killed in front of the Macclenny Post Office Saturday afternoon when he took hold of the framed awning to skin the cat. The weight caused the entire front of the building to fall on the deceased. The accident happened at 3:15 o'clock and two others were under the shed when the accident occured. They were J. C. Yarborough and Herod Dopson, who were able to run from the avalanche of brick, tin and wooden frame.
According to witnesses Claude had just came in with his truck from the swamp and he, Mr. Yarbrough and Mr. Dopson, were in fron of the Barnes and Yarborough garage and Mr. Stokes grabbed the edge of the tin shed with the thought in mind to `skin the cat'. The entire weight throwing Stokes from the edge of the side walk, where he grabbed hold of the awning, up against the brick wall, between the door and the window of the garage.
A number of persons gathered to the scene of the accident and Stokes was found to have sustained head injuries that were fatal. One eye of the deceased was knocked out and his forehead was crushed horribly.
Mr. Stokes living only about 30 minutes after the accident. Dr I.G. Anderson was on the scene of the accident and rendered what service was possible.
Mr. Stokes is survived by his widow, Mrs, Evelyn Stokes, his parents; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Stokes; two sons, J. C., and Claude Edward of Macclenny; four sisters, Mrs. Pauline .Anderson of Morgan City, La., Mrs. `Annie Nelson, Mrs. Lenwood Michel and Miss Lola Stokes of Macclenny, and two brothers, Louis and John Stokes of Macclenny.
Funeral services were held at at The Church of God Monday afternoon at 3' o'clock with the Rev. J. W. Shaw officiating. Key McCabe were in charge of arrangements.
(20 Aug 1909 - 25 Jun 1938 - Woodlawn cem)


JAMES W. (Washington) KNABB

James W. Knabb, 78 years of age died at the home of his late son, Senator T. J. Knabb in Macclenny Monday morning after a long illness, having been in failing health for a number of years.
Mr. Knabb was a native of Bullock County, Ga., but had lived in Baker County for the past 60 years. He was one of our best and leading citizens, a member of the Primitive Baptist Church, and one of the old time Christian gentlemen, loved and respected by all with whom he came in contact.
Mr. Knabb is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Carrie Hiers, Mrs. Mattie Hodges and Mrs. Lizzie Chisholm of Macclenny; five sons, William and Robert L. Knabb of Macclenny; L. Knabb of Moniac, Ga., George Knabb of Canton, N. C.; Paul Knabb of Raiford; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Baldree of Avon Park, Mrs. Mary Moody of Macclenny and one brother, M. D. Jones of Manning.
Funeral services were conducted at Pleasant Grove Church, Taylor, at one o'clock, Tuesday, Elder W. R. Rhoden of Macclenny, officiating.
Interment was in (Carl Brown) Magnolia Cemetery near Moniac, Ga., Tuesday afternoon under the direction of Key-McCabe Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
(30 Oct 1857 - 10 Feb 1936)


I. B. (Isaac Brinson) BARTON

I. B. Barton, 83 years of age, died at his home north of Macclenny Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, following a stroke of paralysis early Sunday morning. Mr. Barton had long been an active and leading citizen and farmer of this section; a man attending strictly to his own affairs and well liked by all who knew him.
He is survived by 5 sons, Martin and Lawton Barton of Macclenny;. Jim Barton, Jacksonville; Collins Barton Miami; Foster Barton, Olustee, two daughters, Misses Carrie and Mary Barton of Macclenny.
Burial service was conducted at Macedonia cemetery Tuesday -morning at 10. o'clock, the Rev. W. S. Crews officiating.
Col. W. B. Cone, Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Morris and J. O. Geitgey attended the funeral of Dorsey Hill, son. of M. D. Hill, at 'Lake City Wednesday morning

(11 Apr 1852 – 26 May 1935)


TRUMAN BASCOM MILTON

Truman Bascom Milton, 21 years old, last Sunday, died 'in St. Vincent Hospital Ttiesdav night at10:00 o'clock after several weeks illness. Mr. Milton was taken to the hospital Friday, December 20th; and in spite of the best of medical care and attention, death resulted from a complication of kidney and other troubles.
The deceased was one of the most outstanding young men of the community, of exemplary character, quiet, courteous and obliging. He was a member of the Church of Christ and had graduated from the Macclenny High School last spring. Death is particularly sad when it comes to a young person with such good qualities and prospect s.
The deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mattie Milton Thompson, three brothers, Morris and Arthur Jr., of this city and Charles of Miami, anti one sister Mabel of Macclenny.
Funeral services were conducted at the Church of Christ Thursday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock, Rev. Ritchey of Jacksonville, officiating assisted by Rev. A. Walters of the Macclenny Baptist Church. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Hardage and Williams of Jacksonville.
Pall bearers were: active, James Robinson, Whildon Milton, Earl Knabb, Lawrence Hiers, Lloyd Finleyson, Horace Rhoden; honorary, P. L. Morris, Jr., Auzzie Dugger, Harold Robinson, Ray Dinkins, Wesley Prevatt, Morris Reynolds, Earl Cheney, Drew Walker.

29 Dec 1914 - 31 Dec 1935 Woodlawn cem, s/o Arthur W.)


AARON CANADY

St. George, Ga. Dec. 72--Aaron Canady, 70, retired St. George farmer, died at his home at a late hour today following a prolonged illness. Mr. Canady was born in Charlton County and resided here all of his life.
He is survived by three daughters. Mrs. Sarah Fish, Sanderson, Fla.; Mrs. Emma Stringer, Olustee Fla.; 'Mrs. Sippie Harris, Sanderson, Fla.: six sons. Canadar, Fletcher. Maine, Milledge, Alonzo and Ottis all of St. George; five sisters Mrs. Lillie Burnsed. Moniac; Mrs. D. J. Yarborough, Glen St. Mary; Mrs. Easter Ann Keck. Lake Worth, Mrs. Dorothy Thompson, St. George; Mrs. Pearl Powers. Macclenny.
Funeral services will be held at the Mt. Zion Cemetery Saturday, the Rev. W. R. Rhoden of Macclenny, officiating, under direction of the Seashole Funeral Parlors, Jacksonville.--Times-Union Friday.

(15 Aug 1867 – 27 Dec 1935 – buried North Prong cem)


SOL MI'KELL

Funeral services for Sol Mike11, were held at Swift Creek Cemetery Monday morning. Pall bearers were P. T. Rowan,. Frank Shepard, Claude Stokes, J. C. Yarborough, James Henderson and Herod Dopson
Mr. Mikell was killed is an auto Accident at Grand Crossing near Jacksonville Saturday night, and James Burned of Glen St. Mary, who was with him was seriously injured :and taken to a hospital.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Evelyn Mikell, two daughters, --avan and.Evelyn Mikell; two sisters, Mrs. John Hurst and Mrs. 0. ?. Walker and four brothers, Bob, Mallie, Leonard and James Mikell. And his parents Mr: and Mrs. J. 0. Mikell.`


DEATH TAKES SENATOR T. J. KNABB SATURDAY

Former State Senator Thomas Jefferson Knabb, 54, died Saturday at 11:30 A. M. at his residence in Macclenny, following a stroke at 11:00 A.M. in the Citizens Bank where he was discussing a matter with Ode Rewis of Taylor. Senator Knabb expressed a desire to be taken to his home, which were his last words, where he expired in 20 minutes.
Senatoror Knabb was undoubtedly the most outstanding business and political figure in this section of the state. A native of Baker County where he received a limited education in the public schools, he ??ested a fortune from the natural rewsources of the section, by operating ??? of large naval stores plants, ??? raising, farming, merchandising and manufacturing of various ???. Senator Knabb was one of the shrewdest business executives in Florida, and won his success with hard work and unlimited energy. He will be missed in this section of Florida more than any other figure in our public life.
Senator Knabb served as State Senator from the 29th District in 1921, 1923, 1929, and 1931 sessions of the State Legislature.
Senator Knabb's funeral, conducted at the home in Macclenay by the Rev. A. Walters, pastor of the Macclenny Baptist Church, was the largest attended of any ever held in this entire section. Many of out of town friends were present and the floral tributes were the most beautiful and lavish the writer has ever seen. For more than an hour, his colored employees and friends all had a last look at his remains which were laid to rest in the family mausoleum in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Honorary pall bearers were A. ? Powers, P. L. Morris, W. W. ---d, L. W. Dykes, T; M..Dorman, ?. F. Buddington, J, .D. Dugger, Walter A. Dopson, W. M. Brown and L. L. Dugger. Active: B. J. Padgett, D. W. Finley, Joe Jones, ??, Frank Dowling, J. I. Walker, ?. G. Cox, J. A. Burnett and J. C. Yarborough.
Senator Knabb is survived by his widoe, Mrs. Leona Knabb, his father, James W. Knabb of Macclenny, five brothers, Lucius Knabb of Moniac, Ga., William Knabb and Albert L. Knabb. of Macclenny, George W. Knabb of Canton, N. C., and Paul K. Knabb of Raiford. sisters, Mrs. Carrie Hiers and Mrs. Charles L. Hodgea of Macclenny, and Mrs. Lizzie Chisholm of Jacksonville.

5 Nov 1881 - 12 Oct 1935 Woodlawn cem, s/o James W. Knabb)


Baker County Press 5 Mar 1937

DEATH CLAIMS C. F. BARBER WEDNESDAY

Hon. Charles F. Barber, 77 years of age, died at St. Luke's Hospital, Jacksonville, Wednesday night at ten o'clock, where he had been for several weeks under the best of medical care.
In Mr. Barber's death Baker County looses one of its leading and most promment Citizens. He had been in failing health for about ten years, and the end was not unexpected by his family and many friends.
The writer had the privilege of being intimately acquainted with Mr. Barber since 1905, when we first came to Baker County and secured his support and endorsement of the purchase of the Macclenny Standard. He was a loyal friend and ever, ready to lend his aid to any one in distress, and his many deeds and acts of kindness won for him friends by the hundreds all over this section of Florida.
As a political leader Mr. Barber showed exceptional ability. Serving the county and State in numerous capacities. He was a member of the legislature from Baker County for three terms and State Senator from the 29th District for two terms, both positions were filled by him with signal ability and distinction. Mr. Barber was also prominent in the business affairs of the county, and was at one time time one of the largest cattle owners in the State. He also established the Turkey. Creek Nurseries famous in this section of Florida for many years. Charley Barber was a man that, to know was to like and to esteem--a Christian and friend to humanity in whose heart flowed the real milk of human kindness. We-wish we had.-the ability to picture Mr. Barber's many good traits as they should be, but feel that all who knew him appreciated him and his friendship.
Mr. Barber was a native of Baker County and had spent his entire life here, being a member of one of the oldest and most prominent families in Florida. He is survived by three sons, J. E. Barber, Jacksonville, C. M. Barber and J. W. Barber, Macclenny, two daughtei:s, Mrs. F. F. Dorman, Jacksonville and Mrs. N. E: Andrews Lacoochce, and a number of grand .children and hundreds of friends who will pay tribute at the funeral services which will be held today, March 5th, at the First Baptist Church of Macclenny, of which lie was a charter member, At 2:30 P. M. the pastor, Rev. A. Walters, officiating. Interment will be in the family, lot in Woodlawn Cemetery, services being with Masonic honors.
Active pall bearers: T. M. Dorman; Walter A. Dopson, W. M. Brown, L. A. Barnes, W. A. Pierce and W. E. Sharp.
Honorary Pall Bearers: T. P. Taylor, F. B. Crews, A. D. Powers, John P. Sapp, Tate. Powell, k John Burnett, Sr., G. W. Burnsed, Asa Coleman, Sr., S. F. Bair, B. H. Fraser, Sr., J. Slater Smith

(4 Sep 1859 - 3 Nov 1937 Woodlawn cem, s/o James Edward Barber & Victoria Thompson)


Baker County Press 4 Jun 1937

TWO YOUNG MEN HELD IN A. M. (Alvin M.) FRANK'S DEATH

Jimmy Burnsed and Harold Walker Alleged To Have Caused Death Wound's at Frank's Home.

Sheriff S. R. Green is holding Jimmy Burnsed and Harold Walker, young Gleu St. Mary men, in the County jail, as the alleged assaulters of A. M. Franks at his home in Glen St. Mary on the night of May 23rd, at which time he is alleged to have received wounds from a beating that caused his death in a Jacksouville hospital Saturday night. At a Coromer’s inquest held before County Judge Frank Dowling Monday, behind closed doors, Burnsed and Walker were ordered held for the Grand Jury in October. The jury was composed of E. V. Turner foreman, H. L. Arnold, Emory Jones, Clarence Milton, John C. Crews and J. R. Rowe.
An autopsy performed Sunday by Dr. R. R. Killinger of Jacksontlle, disclosed that Mr. Franks had died from a ruptured kidney followed by pneumonia, a fractured nose, several scalp wounds amd body bruises, according to Dr. Killinger. The details concerning the difficulty Sunday nigh resulting in Frank's beating were not disclosed, if known
Mr. Franks is a native of Omaha Neb., and came here about 25 years ago. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Evelyn Harvey and.Mrs. Edith Elizabeth Harvey of Jacksonville, and a brother and sister living in California.
. Funeral services were held at 11 o'clock; Monday morning at Woodlawn Cemetery, Rev. A. Walters, pastor of the Macclenny Baptist Church, officiating, Pall bearers were J. M. Hurst, Joe Hurst,- J.-O., Geitgey, J. E. Franklin, Claude and Ed Harvey.

(5 May 1891 - 29 May 1937)


Baker County Press 5 Mar 1937

DEATH CLAIMS VIRGIL D. WALKER YESTERDAY

Macclenny and its citizenry received a severe shock yesterday morning, 4th. when announcement of the sudden death of Virgil D. Walker, 37 years of age was announced about 7:30 o'clock, from his home.
Mr. Walker's death was caused from heart trouble from witch he had suffered severely for several years. When Mrs. Walker went to his room to announce breakfast he started to dress, and in a few minutes when he did not appear she found him across the bed breathing his last.
Apparently in good health Wednesday, Mr. Walker had gone to Star Lake in Alachua County, on a fishing trip with T. M. Dorma, O.H. Rewis, and was in his usual good humor on their return that night.
Mr. Walker was not only fortunate in making friends, but was equally successful business man as well as one of our most popular citizens. Accommodating, clever and sociable he had a large circle of friends in all walks of life and was ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in want or need. He was a native of Baker County and had spent his entire life here among the people whom he loved and who loved him. Virgias he was familiarly known was an outstanding figure in our county’s business and social life and to know him was to like and admire his many good and manly qualities and his unswerving loyalty to his friends.
Mr Walker was not only fortunate in making friends, but was equally successful in his business ventures, which he always carried to a successful conclusion in a manner peculiarly his own. Mr. Walker’s friendship was an asset to any one, and we feel that he will be very greatly missed in our county in everyway.
He is survived by his widow Mrs. Myrtice Taylor Walker three young sons and a young daughter, three brothers, J. T. Walker, Macclenny, O. K. Walker, Cuiler, and C. J. Walker, Hilliard, his mother, Mrs. Frank Blum, Trail Ridge, a half brother, B. W. Walker, Cuiler and a half sister, Mrs. Mattie Stevens, Wauchula.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Macclenny Church of God Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. J. M. Baldree and Rev. T. W. Godwin officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Seasholc Funeral home Jacksonville.
Pall bearers will be, active: R. G. Cox, Owen Crews, Jamie Milton, Richard Blair, Charlie Rowe, Clarence Milton.
Honorary: B. H. Dugger, W. B. Cone, T. M. Dorman, H. H. Howard, L. W. Dykes, Tate Powll, W. M. Brown, A. D. Powerss, J. D. Dugger, Frank Dowling, J. A. Burnett, T. H. Taylor.

(25 Jul 1899 - 4 Mar 1937)


BARBER-Mrs. Pearl (Inez) Barber, 52, of Macclenny, died in a local hospital Saturday following a brief illness. Mrs. Barber was a native of Duval County and had lived in Duval and Baker Counties all her life. She was a member of the Macclenny Baptist Church and leaves a host of friends who will learn with deep regret of her death. Surviving are her husband, Charles M. Barber, one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Barber Gill, Jacksonville, five sons, Charles E. Barber. Jacksonville. W. M., Cary and Joe Barber, Macclenny, and George F. Barber, U. S. Army. three sisters, Mrs. E. V. Turner and Mrs. Lizzie Thomas, Macclenny, Mrs. J. S. Thompson, Jacksonville, four brothers, 0. B., 0. K., C. A. and Fred Garrett, all of Jacksonville. The body was placed in care of the Seashole Funeral Parlors and complete arrangements will be announced later.

(6 Jan 1889 – 18 Jul 1942, Woodlawn cem, d/o G.W. Garrett & Elizabeth Simmons)


Ruby Register, accident victim

Ruby Davis Register, 82, died July 3 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Worthington Springs, Fla., she was a third generation Floridian and a long-time resident of Jacksonville. She was a member of First Coast Baptist Church. Ruby was preceded in death by husband Lonnie Register and grandson Ryan Murray.
Survivors include sons Ronnie (Carolyn) and Gary (Joanne) Register; daughter Pam Murray (Rudy); brothers Dennis, Ulys and Anglis Davis; seven grandchildren And four great grandchildren.
The funeral service was held July 6 at First Coast Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Dougherty officiating. Interment followed in South Prong Cemetery in Sanderson. Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(d/o Bryant B. David – w/o Lonnie Register – 29 Aug 1916 – 3 Jul 1999)


STARKE - Ben Rowe, 89, died Tuesday. Survivors are 2 daughters, Mrs. Edith Biggs, Orlando, and Mrs. Ruth Baker, Jacksonville; 3 sons, C1aude, Lawtey, Vernon, Jacksonville, and C1yde, Gainesville; 8 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Jones Funeral Home with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

(John Benjamin 13 Feb 1879 – 10 Sep 1968 s/o David Hagin Rowe – h/o Hattie Ruth Williams)


Pearlie Raulerson, 90, dies Monday

Pearlie Lee (Garrett) Raulerson, 90, died April 5 in Jacksonville. She was born in Baker County and had lived most of her life in Jacksonville. She was preceded in death by husband Elver and son Lamar. Survivors include sons Ron (Mina) of Valrico, Wayne (Regina) and Lawrence (Nancy) of Jacksonville; daughter Jewell Gray (Berva) of Middleburg; 12 grandchildren and 15 great grand­children.
The funeral service will be held April 8, at 11:00 am in the chapel of Fraser Funeral Home with Elder David Crawford officiating. Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery, Baker County.
-Active pallbearers are Joe Raulerson, Martin Raulerson, Dan Raulerson, Gary Raulerson, Jimmy Gray and Keith Prouty. The family received friends on Wednesday from 6:00-9:00 pm at Fraser Funeral Home, Macclenny.

(d/o James Monroe Garrett, b. 1908, d. 5 Apr 1999)


JORDAN-Funeral services for. Oliver Wiley Jordan, 61, of Glen St. Mary, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Macclenny Congregational Holiness Church with Rev. Leslie Thomas, pastor of the Sanderson Congregational Holiness Church, officiating. Pallbearers will be Everett Combs. Claude Harvey, Johnny Burnsed, Claude Rhoden, Bill Gibson and Estell Pierce. They are requested to meet at the church at 1:40 p.m. Interment will be in Manntown cemetery, Glen St. Mary. Mr. Jordan died Wednesday night in a Jacksonville hospital following a brief illness. He was a native and life-long resident of Baker County, a member of the Congregational Holiness Church and a carpenter. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Thelma Dugger Jordan of Glen St. Mary; his mother. Mrs. Maggie Jordan of Glen St. Mary; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Jean Crews of Jacksonville and Mrs. Jeanette Crews of Gainesville; five sons, Oliver L. Jordan of Brooklyn, N.Y.. Dorsey Jordan, Shellie A. Jordan and Spencer O'Dell. Jordan, all of Glen St. Mary, and Robert Wesley Jordan of Jacksonville; one brother, Andrew Jordan of Wildwood and 11 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are• under the direction of John M. Brinkley, Mortician, Macclenny. NOTE : Florists have flowers in Macclenny by 11 a.m. Saturday.

(1903-1965)


JONES, -- J. Eldred Jones, of Macclenny, died Sunday. A native of Baker County, he was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church. Mr. Jones was administrator for the Northeast Florida State Hospital at Macclenny. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Kathryne Klein Jones; 2 daughters, Miss Stasi Jones and Miss Kathy Jo Jones, all of Macclenny. Recitation of the Rosary will be Tuesday evening 7:00 from the John M. Brinkley Funeral Home, Macclenny. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday afternoon 3:00 from St. Marys Catholic Church, with Fr. Anthony G. Sebra as celebrant, assisted by Fr. Patrick Foley of St. Edwards Catholic Church, Starke and Fr. Richard J. Bowles, St. Michaels Catholic Church, Pensacola. Interment will be Woodlawn Cemetery: John M. Brinkley, Mortician, Macclenny.

(Joseph Eldred 3 Oct 1926 – 12 Nov 1978)


HUTCHINS - Funeral Services for Tom M. Hutchins, 23, of 309 Christan St., Starke Fla., will be held Friday at 2 p.m in the Chapel of Fraser Funeral Home, 712 S. Sixth St., Macclenny, with Rev. Roman Alvarez officiating. Interment will be in Macedonia Cemetery, Macclenny. Mr. Hutchins is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard B. Hutchins, of Starke; 8 sisters, Mrs. Eva Buivers, Mrs. Jo Ann Clay, and Miss Diane Hutchins, Jacksonville; Mrs. Lynda Goldsmith, of Glen St. Mary; Miss Janie May and Miss Wanda Hutchins, of Starke; Mrs. Sylvia Schmitt, of Clear Lake, Iowa; and Mrs. Joyce Schmitt, of Marble Rock, Iowa; 3 brothers, Larry Drew, and Wayne Hutchins, of Glen St. Mary; and John W. Hutchins, of Starke.

Inmate charged in stabbing case is: shot to death

12 Oct 1955 - 17 Oct 1978 s/o Leonard B.

By PERCY HAMILTON Times-Union Staff Writer

STARKE - A Florida State Prison inmate recently charged~ with stabbing another prisoner was shot to death late Tuesday night, apparently with a homemade zip gun.

Assistant Superintendent Richard Dugger said Tom Hutchins, 22, of Jacksonville; was rushed to the prison clinic where he was pronounced dead.

He had been shot once, apparently, with some sort of a zip gun, Dugger.said. Investigators had not found the weapon-Wednesday afternoon.

Dugger said Hutchins had been released from his cell to take a shower but apparently went to another section of the wing to visit other inmates. The incident occurred around 10 p.m.

Officers on duty heard an explosioia and investigated. Dugger said Hutchins ran a snort distance along a corridor before collapsing.

Hutchins had been charged with stabbing fellow inmate James A. Vann, 20, with a homemade knife on Oct. 9. The incident occurred in a corridor as Vann was being' returned from a court hearing inside the prison to his cell.` on, Q-Wing.

Vann recovered in Shands Teaching Hospital at' Gainesville and has been returned to the prison.

Dugger said investigators had not established a suspect nor had yet discovered a reason for the slaying of Hutchins.

Hutchins was given a 30-year sentence in 1974 for raping a young girl in Jacksonville.


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, November 9, 1989 Page TEN

Clyde Thrift dies after long illness

Clyde Leroy Thrift, 77, of Macclenny died November 7 in Frank Wells Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. Mr. Thrift was a native of Glen St. Mary and son of the late Daniel L. and Hanson Thomas Thrift. He had lived in Baker County all• of his life and was a self­employed carpenter.
Survivors include his wife, Hettie Hodges Thrift; a son, George D. "Buddy" Thrift of Sanderson, daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Donald Mann of Sanderson; two grandchildren; and four great­grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held November 9 at 10 am in the Christian Fellowship Temple with Pastor Leslie Thomas officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Baker County. Active pallbearers will be: Bobby Thomas, George Sands, Ralph Sands, Clyde Sands, Cecil Sands and Maxie Sands. Brinkley-Guerry Funeral Home, Macclenny, is in charge of arrangements.
(12 Apr 1912 - 7 Nov 1989)


The. Rev. Russ E. Thrift, 80, Glen St. Mary, died Sunday in the Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital of Macclenny after a long illness. He was a lifelong resident of Baker County and had owned and operated Twin Bridges Grocery in Macclenny and Baldwin Home Appliance Co. in Baldwin for many years. He also served as pastor of Macedonia Independent Methodist Church for 23 years, where he was a member. The Rev. Thrift was a member of the Dawkins Masonic Lodge of Macclenny. Survivors include his wife, Annie; a son, Danny, Macclenny; a daughter, Sybil Myers, Glen St. Mary; a brother, Harry; Jacksonville; a sister, Effie Barnes, Macclenny; and five grandchildren. Services will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the First United Methodist Church in Macclenny with Masonic Rites and burial at Macedonia Cemetery in Baker County. Brinkley-Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny is in charge.
(3 Dec 1907 - 27 Dec 1987; son of Moses T. Thrift and Laura Hunter)


YARBOROUGH - Rosa I. Yarborough, 86, passed away November 5, 1990. Mrs. Yarborough was born in Baker County, Fl and resided in the Jacksonville area most of her life. She was a member of The Murray Hill United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jasper Lee Yarbrough and son Edwin L. Yarborough. She is survived by 1 son, Elma Yarbrough; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the HARDAGE - GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 729 South Edgewood Avenue with Rev . William A. Fisackerly III., officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (TODAY) at the Funeral Home and request that memorial contributions be made to The Murray Hill United Methodist Church.

(1905 – 5 Nov 1990 – d/o Burton Calvin Crews & Georgia Ann Bennett)


Florida Times Union April 18, 1979
KIRKLAND - Mr. George O'Neil Kirkland, 68, of Glen St. Mary, died Monday morning after a lengthy illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Glen St. Mary and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Macclenny Ward, and for 14 years he served as the presiding Elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) in Baker County. He was one of 16 children of the late George C. and Nettie C. Kirkland. A native of Clinch County, Ga., he moved to Glen St. Mary in 1903. He was a retired farmer and had served 16 years as a member of the Board of County Commissioners for Baker County. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Hodges Kirkland; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lorraine K. Davis, and Mrs. Karen Elaine (Kay) Hedge; 2 sons, Mr. Granvel S. Kirkland, and Mr. Ronnie O'Neil Kirkland, all of Glen St. Mary; a sister, Mrs. Wilma Hamilton, of Lakeland, Fla.; 2 brothers, Mr. Wilford W. Kirkland, of Logan, Utah, and Mr. Ray Kirkland, of Arco, Idaho; 2 foster children, Mrs. Linda Johns Wilkinson, and Bonnie Johns; 13 grand­children and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Kirkland will be held in the Chapel of the Macclenny Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Bishopric officiating. Casketbearers will be David Davis, Keith Davis, George Fledge, Emory Kirkland, Wilbur Kirkland, George Knabb, Al McGlashin, Jimmy Rowe, and Brent Whitney. Due to his many close personal friends honorary pallbearers for Mr. Kirkland will not be specifically named, however the family would be honored if each friend would consider himself so designated. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, north of Macclenny. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fraser Funeral Home, 712 S. 6th St., Macclenny.

(10 Feb 1911 – 16 Apr 1979)


Florida Times Union , June 13, 1978
LAURAMORE - John L. Lauramore, 92, died Sunday, after a brief illness. Born in Charlton County, Ga., in 1885, moved to Baker County, Fla. at an early age, and resided there until his death. He was the son of John and Elizabeth Lauramore. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Minnie Thrift Lauramore, of Macclenny; 3 sons, Delmer Lauramore, Jacksonville; Woodrow Lauramore, Glen St. Mary; and Carlton Lauramore, Macclenny; a daughter, Mrs. Carrie Norton, Jacksonville; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services and interment will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Macedonia Independent Methodist Church, Elder Everett Johns and Rev. Leslie Thomas officiating.
Pallbearers will be grandsons: Merrill Lauramore, Richard Norton, Jimmy Norton, Charles Lauramore, Marvin D. Lauramore, Johnny W. Lauramore; honorary pallbearers: Grady Thomas, Clarence Crews, Harley Burned, George Sands, Clyde Sands, Russie Thrift, Howard J. Stumph, William Rewis. Mr. Lauramore will rest at John M. Brinkley Funeral Home until Tuesday afternoon at which time he will be taken to the home of his son, Carlton Lauramore until funeral services Wednesday. Arrangements by John M. Brinkley, Mortician, Macclenny.
11 Oct 1885 – 11 Jun 1978)


Funeral Thursday for Carlton Lauramore

Mr. James Carlton Lauramore, 58, of Macclenny died Monday, January 14, in Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, following a long illness.
Mr. Lauramore was a native of Macclenny. He was the son of the late John and Minnie Thrift Lauramore. He had lived most of his life in Baker County and was employed with Florida Power and Light Company for 18 years before becoming engaged in the automobile business. He was previously employed with Sands Motor Company in Macclenny, owned and operated Lauramore Motors and at the time of his death was employed with Nimnicht Chevrolet Company, Jacksonville,' Florida, as a salesman.
Mr. Lauramore was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #177 and a veteran of W.W. II, having served in the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ellie E. Lauramore of Macclenny; one son, Mr. Merrill H. Lauramore of Macclenny; one daughter, Mrs. Karla K. Boy of Lilburn, Ga.; one brother, Mr. Woodrow Lauramore of Glen St. Mary; one sister, Mrs. Carrie Norton of Jacksonville; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am Thursday, January 17, in the Mt. Zion New Congregational Methodist Church with Rev. Wilford Lyons, pastor of the Glen St. Mary, Church of God, officiating. lnterment will be in Macedonia Cemetery. Active pallbearers are John Kennedy, Tommy Sigers, Chuck Keesey, Ivey Giddens, Russell Norman, Don Hemphill and Donald Keene. Honorary pallbearers are Clarence Crews, Marvin Sigers, Eldon Box, George Sands, Jr., Berry Rhoden, Theron Helms and Dick Darnell. Brinkley-Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.

21 Nov 1925 – 14 Jan 1985)


Hugh Spencer Long, 81, funeral Sun.

Mr. Hugh Spencer Long, 81, Macclenny, died December 2 in the Fraser Memorial Hospital following a long illness. Mr. Long was a native of Chatsworth, Ga., son of the late John and Artie L. Winkler Long. He owned and operated Long's Machine Shop in Macclenny for over 35 years until his retirement in f962. He was a charter member of the Raiford Road Church of Christ in Macclenny.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Irene W. Long, Macclenny; three sons, Mr. Hugh Lee Long, Mt. Ranier, Maryland, Mr. William Spencer Long and Mr. David Eugene Long, both of Macclenny; six daughters, Mrs. Thelma Wilson, Wheaton, Maryland, Mrs. Lois Wyman, Beltsville, Maryland, Mrs. Edna Bladen, Gaithersburg, Maryland, Mrs. Freida Trotter, Jacksonville, Mrs. Alta Hinkle and Mrs. Carolyn Gainey, both of Macclenny; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Hopkins, Palmer, Nebraska; two brothers, Mr. J.L. Long, Chatsworth, Ga. and Mr. Robert Long, Orlando; 27 grandchildren and 12 great grand­children.
Funeral services were conducted at 4:00 pm December 5 in the Raiford Road Church of Christ, Macclenny, with Rev. David Griffis officiating. Assisting was Rev. D.L. Griffis. Interment was in Macedonia Cemetery. Brinkley-Guerry Funeral Home, Macclenny, was in charge of arrangements.

(10 Mar 1901 – 2 Dec 1982)


Jesse Mobley, former grocer

Jesse Daniel Mobley, 82, of Glen St. Mary died August 3 at the home of his daughter following an apparent heart attack. The Macclenny native and son of the late Andrew Jackson and Lucy Crews Mobley had resided in Salt Springs, Fla., for 30 years before moving to Glen in 1988. He was the owner and operator of Mobley Grocery in Salt Springs for ten years before his retirement in 1967. He was a member of Macedonia Independent Methodist Church, Baker County, and a member of the Marston Lodge No. 49 of Free and Accepted Masons, Ft. McCoy, Fla.
Survivors include four daughters, Bonnie Altman of Glen St, Mary, Verna Justice of Charleston, Rachel Ouellette of Silver Springs, and Paula Cooper of Cool Ridge, W. Va.; four sons, Gene of Macclenny, Jimmy of Tampa, Donald of Keystone Heights, and Dwight of Silver Springs; sister Annie Mae Thrift of Glen St. Mary; 24 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held August 6 at 2 pm at Macclenny Church of God with Rev. Wilford Lyons officiating, assisted by Rev. George Chisholm. Interment with Masonic Rites were held in Macedonia Cemetery, Baker County. Active pallbearers were: Gerald Howard, Robert Stewart, Anthony Altman, David Mobley, Ray Holland and Kevin Mobley. Brinkley-Guerry Funeral Home, Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

(23 Sep 1907 – 3 Aug 1990)


Patricia Mobley Franklin dies at age 36

Mrs. Patricia Mobley Franklin, age 36, of 430 Cumberland Road, Madison, Tennessee, died Wednesday in an Ocala hospital. A native of Baker County, she had lived in Marion County for the past several months because of illness. She was a member of the Macedonia Independent Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Oliver L. Franklin of Madison, Tenn.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Tammy Marsh of Tallahassee and Mrs. Terrie Holland of Madison, Tenn. 1 stepdaughter, Miss Judy Franklin of Madison, Tenn.; 3 sons, Wray Holland of Glen St. Mary, Jesse Padgett and Jerry Padgett, both of Jacksonville; 2 step sons, Wallace Franklin and James Franklin, both of Madison, Tenn.; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse D. Mobley of Salt Springs; 4 sisters, Mrs. Verna Justice of North Charleston, S.C., Mrs. Rachel Ouellette of Silver Springs, Mrs. Bonnie Altman of Glen St. Mary,, and Mrs. Paula Cooper of 'Nashville, Tenn.; 4 brothers, Eugene Mobley of Macclenny, Jimmy Mobley of Tampa, .Donald Ray Mobley of Keystone Heights, and Dwight Mobley of Salt Springs.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon 1 O'clock from the Macedonia Independent Methodist Church with the Rev. R.E. Thrift, Pastor Emeritus, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Richard Fish. Pallbearers were: Robert Stewart, Gerald Howard, Brian Altman, Jerry Howard, Merrill Howard, Anthony Altman, David Mobley, and Darrell Mobley. Interment was in Macedonia Cemetery. John M. Brinkley, Mortician, was in charge of the arrangements.

(8 Apr 1944 – 11 Feb 1981)


MOBLEY - Mr. Luther L. (Leon) Mobley, 65, of Yulee, Florida, died Wednesday following a long illness. A native of Macclenny, Fla., he had lived in Yulee for the past 5 years. He was a veteran of WW II and a member of the Yulee Assembly of God Church. Survivors include, his wife, Mrs. Dorothy L. Mobley; 2 daughters, Mrs. Nina Crews and Mrs. Garlon Webb; 1 son, Thomas B. Mobley; 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Linda Dorsey and Mrs. Donna Wilson; 2 step­sons, Roger and Ray Crews; 2 brothers, Charlton and J.L. Mobley; 1 sister, Mrs. Leta Rhoden; ands 15 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Wayside Assembly of God, 10441 Highway #1, N., with Rev. Raymond Bowers and Rev. William Brock officiating. Interment will be at Macedonia Cemetery in Baker County. Arrangements by PEEPLES Funeral Home, 2220 Soutel, Dr., near Lem Turner Road.

(9 Nov 1916 - May 1982, s/o Lewis Walton Mobley & Nellie Ellen Thrift)


Pency Rhoden dies Thursday at 79

Mrs. Pency Crews Rhoden, age 79, of Macclenny died Thursday in a local hospital. A native of Nassau County, she had lived in Baker County most of her lifetime. She attended the Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church and was the widow of the late Lacy D. Rhoden.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Inez Johnson of Jacksonville, Mrs. Beatrice Dugger of Crawfordville, and Mrs. Joyce Branum of Gurley, Ala.; four sons, Melvin F. Rhoden of Baldwin, Delmar L. Rhoden of Jacksonville, Cecil H. Rhoden of Macclenny, and Randall G: Rhoden of Macclenny; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Purvis of St. Augustine and Mrs. Rosa Yarborough of Jacksonville; also 27 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning 10 o'clock from the Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church with Elder O.M. Yarbrough officiating. Pallbearers were Larry Johnson, Jimmie Dugger, Gary Rhoden, Bobbie Dugger, Ray Rhoden, and Garland Rhoden. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. John M. Brinkley, Mortician, was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Pency Crews Rhoden, Macclenny, died Thursday. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Inez Johnson, Jacksonville, Mrs. Beatrice Dugger, Crawfordville, and Mrs. Joyce Brannum, Gurley, Ala.; four sons, Melvin, Baldwin, Delmar, Jacksonville, and Cecil and Randall, both of Macclenny; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Purvis, St. Augustine, and Mrs. Rosa Yarborough, Jacksonville; 27 grandchildren and 25 great­grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. John M. Brinkley Funeral Home is in charge.

(12 Jun 1900 - 8 Nov 1979, d/o Burton Calvin & Georgia Ann Crews)


Retired barber Lautice Dugger buried

Mr. Lautice R.(Robert) Dugger, age 74, of 459 North 5th Street, Macclenny, died September 7. He was a native and life long resident of Baker County and Macclenny, the son of the late Charles D. and Addie Rhoden Dugger. Mr. Dugger was a retired self-employed barber, having retired after forty years, and a member of the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 9 at 11:00 am in the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church, with Elder James Land and Elder David Crawford officiating. Casket bearers were Alton Crawford, Jack Higgins, Frank Whellis, James Crawford, Kenneth Crawford, and Johnnie Burnett. Honorary pallbearers were all Elders of the Primitive Baptist Church in: attendance. Interment was in the family plot Oak Grove Cemetery, Macclenny.
Mr. Dugger is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sarah Lee Crawford, with whom he celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 30, 1981; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Starling and Mrs. Bobbie Sue Rowe of Macclenny; six sisters, Mrs. Mallivene Wedincamp, Midway, Ga., Mrs. Ila Belle Rosenblatt, Tampa, Mrs. Loraine Silva, Jacksonville, Mrs. Retha Taylor, Gainesville, Mrs. Ruby June Matchett, Johnson, Fla. and Mrs. Doris Rae Poteat, of Gainesville; two brothers, .Mr. Guy Dugger and Mr. Daniel Dugger of Hawthorn four grandchildren.
Fraser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(23 May 1908 - 7 Sep 1982)


RHODEN - Maxie R. Rhoden, 58, of Glen St., Mary, died Saturday. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Philippie Combs Rhoden, Glen St. Mary; 2 daughters, Mrs. Janice Crews and Mrs. Kathy Griffis, both of Glen St. Mary; 2 sons, Dwight R. Rhoden, Jacksonville, and Maxie J. Rhoden, Glen St. Mary; mother, Mrs. Pency C. Rhoden, Macclenny; 3 sisters, Mrs. Inez Johnson, Jacksonville; Mrs. Beatrice Dugger, Crawfordville; and Mrs. Joyce Branum, Gurley, Ala.; 4 brothers, Melvin F. Rhoden, Baldwin; Delma L, Rhoden, Jacksonville; Cecil H. Rhoden and Randall G. Rhoden, both of Macclenny; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday afternoon 2:00, from the Dinkins New Congregational Methodist Church, north of Sanderson in Baker County, with Rev. John W. Yarbrough and Rev. Avery Mikell, officiating. Interment in Cedar Creek Cemetery

(30 Jun 1921 - 30 Dec 1978)


PURVIS - Mary M. (Hogan) Purvis, 84, mother of the late John Elvin (Jack) Hogan, died Thursday, December 17th after a long but peaceful illness. She was raised near Macclenny, and lived most of her life in Jacksonville, where she was employed for many years with May Cohens. Upon retirement she lived with her son's family in St. Augustine. She is survived by her grandsons, Kenneth Michael Hogan and John Wayne Hogan; and her sister, Rosa I. Crews Yarborough. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Giddens-Griffith Funeral Home, 729 S. Edgewood Ave., with Rev. Richard E. Gantz officiating. Burial will be in St. Augustine Memorial Park.

d/o Burton Calvin Crews & Georgia Ann Bennett. w/o John Hogan & Claude Purvis. 1903 - 17 Dec 1981)


Mr. Lauramore, former Supervisor

Johnny "Junior" Lauramore, 78, of Macclenny died November 9 at Lake City Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Lauramore was born in Glen St. Mary and lived in Macclenny before moving to Georgetown and back to Macclenny. Mr. Lauramore was a retired ordained minister with the New Congregational Methodist Church, Baker County Supervisor of Elections from 1968 to 1972, a member of the Christian Fellowship Church of Macclenny and an Army veteran of WW II.
He was predeceased by parents Richard and Emma Harvey Lauramore; his wife of 57 years, Lois Mosley Lauramore; daughters Bernice Thomas and Gloria Padgett. Survivors include daughters Linda Carter (John), Lavon Eddins and Pat Rhoden (Amos) of Macclenny and Georgia Lane of Orlando; sons Johnny Jack Lauramore of Fruitland, Jimmy Lauramore (Noram) of Glen St. Mary and Cliff Haines (Betty) of Atlanta, Ga.; sister Vernie Martin (Jerry) of Sanderson; 22 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
A service was held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 12 at his church with Revs. David and Timmy Thomas officiating. Burial followed at Turner Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

(1925-9 Nov 2003)


Dr. John Holt, 90, noted educator

Dr. John Gordon Holt, 90, Macclenny, died September 4 in the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Dublin, Georgia, following a long illness.
Mr. Holt was a native of Loris, South Carolina and had made his home in Macclenny for many years. He was an educator, teacher and dean at numerous colleges and universities, namely Furman University, Thomas Edison College, Fort Myers, Abraham Baldwin College, Tifton, Ga. and Dean of Thomas County Community College, Thomasville, Ga. until his retirement in 1967. He held degrees and was a professor of psychology and a doctorate in theology, having served as a missionary to the Arapaho Indians in the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming as a young man.
Mr. Holt was a member of the Dawkins Lodge #60, Free and Accepted Masons of Macclenny, and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Macclenny .and a veteran of W.W.I., having served in the U.S. Marines.
Survivors include two sons, Mr. Isaac B. Holt of Pavo, Ga. and Dr. Robert L. Holt of Greenville, N.C.; one daughter, Mrs. Melba Moore of Greenville, N.C.; eight grandchildren and seven great­grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 am Friday, September 7 in the First United Methodist Church of Macclenny, with the Rev. Henry Cribb, pastor, officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Joe Dobson, Luther Harrell, Edward Jasonek, T.J. Raulerson, John Barton and Weir Barton. Brinkley-Guerry Funeral Home, Macclenny, was in charge of arrangements.

(1894 - 4 Sep 1984)


Joann Pellum Fox, 35, Macclenny, died Friday in a plane crash near Athens, Ga. She was a native of Macclenny and a pharmacist assistant with Raynor Drug Store. She is survived by her husband, Edward S. Fox Jr.; a son, Charles Mitchell Pifer, Macclenny; a daughter, Wanda Lynette Pifer, Macclenny; three stepdaughters, Laura A. Fox, Mary C. Fox and Theresa M. Fox, all of Statesboro, Ga.; two stepsons, Michael R. Fox and Edward R. Fox, both of Statesboro, Ga.; her mother, Ida Pellum, Macclenny; four sisters, Aline Rhoden, Dotsy McPherson and Claudia Brooks, all of Macclenny, and Irene Greene, Jacksonville; and two brothers, Carl Pellum, Crystal River, and George Pellum Jr., Jacksonville. Services will be at 2pm today at Macclenny Church of God with burial in Macedonia Cemetery. John M. Brinkley Morticians is in charge.

(9 Sep 1946 - 4 Sep 1981)


Ransom M. Raynor, Harriette Raynor, Macclenny, died Friday in a plane crash near Athens, Ga. Raynor was a native of Benson, N.C., and had lived in Macclenny since 1966, where he owned and operated Raynor Drug Store, He was a graduate of Georgia Southern College and a member of East Hill Lodge 310 F&AM, Pensacola, Morocco Temple of the Shrine and the Scottish Rites Body. They were both active members of the University of Georgia Bulldog Club in Jacksonville and First United Methodist Church. They are survived by two daughters, Nancy Tart Killgore and Kimberly Layne Raynor, both of Valdosta; and a son, Bruce R. Raynor, San Antonio, Texas. Mrs. Raynor, a native of Nashville, Ga., is survived by her mother, Abie Story, Nashville, Ga.; a brother, Jeffery, Stokes Story, Houston, Texas. Raynor's additional survivors include five sisters, Vira Neal, Liberty, N.C., Ollie Brett, Berlin, Md., Shug Dowdy and Vestal Aiken, both of Richmond, Va., and Edna Matthews, Coats, N.C., and a brother, Dallas, Richmond, Va. Services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at First United Methodist Church with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. John M. Brinkley Morticians is in charge.

(7 Jul 1930 - 4 Sep 1981 -- 8 Sep 1928 - 4 Sep 1981)


LAURAMORE Minnie T.(Thrift) Lauramore, 82, of 8239 Oregon St, widow of John L. Lauramore, died Wednesday after a long illness. The Baker County native made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Carrie Norton, for 5 years. In addition to Mrs. Norton, she is survived by 2 sons, Carlton Lauramore and Woodrow Lauramore, both from. Macclenny; 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. from the Macedonia Independent Methodist Church, Macclenny, with Rev. Eugene Guerra, Pastor of the West Park Street Church of God, of which she was a member, officiating. Assisted by Rev. Earl Luke, Pastor of Mount Zion New Congressional Methodist Church. The body will rest at the home of her son, Carlton Laurmore from 4:00 p.m. Thursday until 12:00 noon Friday, when it will placed in the church. Interment will be at Macedonia Cemetery. John M. Brinkley, Mortician, Macclenny.

(6 Oct 1899 – 31 Mar 1982 – d/o Rufus & Susan Thrift)


COMBS - Vera Cox Combs was born to Robert and Sarah (Hogan) Cox in Duval County on June 1, 1908. She attended schools in Baker County and made her home in Jacksonville since 1922. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and George Larsh of Jacksonville; brother and sister-in-law, Lewis E. (L.D.) and Pauline Cox of Macclenny; grandson, H.L. Larsh and wife, Cindy, of the U.S. Air Force; 1 great granddaughter, Dawn Elizabeth Larsh; a niece, Eula, and her husband, J.C. Peacock, Jr. and their 4 sons; many other nieces, nephews and friends. She was a lifelong member of Zion's Rest Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, 11 am in the Chapel of Giddens-Griffith Funeral Home, 729 So. Edgewood Ave, with Elder Herman W. Jordan officiating. Pallbearers will be members of the Zion's Rest Church. Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8 pm Monday at the funeral home.

(m. 1st to Jesse Jefferson Crews 1902-1933)


Roxie Edna Chesser Renshaw Crawford, 95, of St. George, passed away October 29 at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Charlton County. She was born on Chesser Island of the Okefenokee Swamp to Robert Allen and Elizabeth Altman Chesser. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of St. George.
She is survived by her 7 children, Ida Lents and Nina (Bob) Dillon of St. George, Flora Petty and Earl Renshaw of Jacksonville, FL, Donald (Martha) Renshaw of Hiawassee, GA, Arthur Renshaw of Fernandina Beach, FL, and Alva (Mary Jane) Renshaw of Franklin, N.C; a sister, Vannie Hickox of Folkston, GA; and a daughter-in-law, Bobby Renshaw of St. George. She is also survived by 34 grandchildren, 79 great grandchildren, 55 great great grandchildren and 5 great great great grandchildren.
Mrs. Roxie will be taken back to her residence in St. George at 10am Friday October 31 and will lie in state there until Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 11am Saturday November 1 at the First Baptist Church in St. George with Rev. Dave Maderis and Rev. Gary Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard Funeral Home in Folkston, GA.

(2 Apr 1908 - 29 Oct 2003)


Published Jax T.U. Friday, August 15, 2003

Dick Stone, 81, Olustee native

Neil Edward “Dick” Stone, 81, died August 13 at his residence in Olustee. Mr. Stone was a native of Olustee, but had lived in Jacksonville Beach for 43 years. He was a decorated veteran of WW II, serving with the Army Air Corps as a tech sergeant and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Medal of Honor. (NOT listed http://www.army.mil/cmh/moh.html) He had worked as a supervisor for Western Electric Company, Lucent Technology and Bell South. Memberships included American Legion Post 129 and the VFW in Jacksonville Beach. He was an avid hunter and belonged to the Cracker Boy Hunt Club and the Macclenny Hunt Club for many years, the NRA and the Loyal Order of the Moose club.
Mr. Stone was predeceased by parents Ralph Edward Stone and Cora Bell Lanier Stone and brother Ralph E. Stone. Survivors include ex-wife Ruby C. Stone; daughters Carol S. Capo of Jacksonville, K.ay-Lyn S. Turner of Starke, Cam Leeper (Charlie) of Ponte Vedra; sister Anne Lanier of Jacksonville; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held August 16 in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home, Macclenny. Tommy Johns officiated with Calvin Campbell assisting. There were military honors by the US Air Force Honor Guard and an honors ceremony by the VFW. Interment was at Swift Creek Cemetery. Floral tributes will be accepted or you may make a donation in Neil's name to either the NRA or the American Wildlife Foundation.


Mrs. Yarborough funeral Thurs

Mrs. Bernice Knabb Brown Yarborough, 75, of Macclenny died Tuesday, September at Mariner Healthcare in Macclenny following a long illness.
Mrs. Yarborough was born in Raiford and resided in Macclenny most of her life. She was the daughter of the late William and Ida Mae Wiggins Knabb, and the widow of both Charles Jack Brown and David M. Yarborough.
Mrs. Yarborough was employed as a secretary and owned and operated her family timber business for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Macclenny, and a former member of the Macclenny Garden Club and the Macclenny Business and Professional Women's Club. Mrs. Yarborough was a benefactor of the Children's Home Society in Jacksonville.
Survivors include sons Joe A. (Terry) Thornton, Evie Wombles, Michael (Ann) Yarborough, Lynn (Tami) Yarborough, Glen (Teresa) Yarborough, Odis "Donny" Yarborough and wife Mendy; daughters Darlene (Sherman) Harris, Elaine (Stanley) McDonald and Denise (Michael) Eiserman; also 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral service for Mrs. Yarborough will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 11 at her church with Bishop George W. Knabb and Rev. Dr. Edsel Bone, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Macclenny, and` visitation fom 7:00-9:00 pm on Wednesday, September 10. Guerry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

19 Sep 1927 – 9 Sep 2003)


Mattie Green buried here

Mattie Green, 78, died September 30. She was a native of Arcadia, Fla. and resided in Macclenny.
She was predeceased by husband William. Survivors include Robert Joey Green (Naoko) of Haleiwa, Hawaii and Norman Green (Kay) of Macclenny; daughter Mattie Christina Davis (Larry) of Macclenny; sisters Susie Blount of Arcadia, Mary Harley of Lake Placid, Alberta Brown of Ft. Myers and Cleota Simmons; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
The funeral service was held October 4 at the Fraser Funeral Home chapel in Macclenny with Rev. Robert Worten officiating. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery.

(1925 – 30 Sep 2003)


BARNES - Mrs. Effie Mae Thrift Barnes, 85, of Macclenny, died at her residence Saturday morning. She was a life resident of Baker County and Macclenny, a member of Macclenny First United Methodist Church and Leona Knabb Chapter 212 O.E.S., Macclenny. Surviving are 1 daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Randolph Chisholm; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Elmer L. and Hazel Barnes and Elgin J. and Dorothy Barnes all of Macclenny; 1 brother, Harry Thrift of Jacksonville; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in Macclenny First United Methodist Church at 2 pm. Tuesday with Reverends Henry Cribb, Bill McCloud and James Moore, officiating. Interment will be in Macedonia Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday evening. Arrangements by Fraser Funeral Home, Macclenny.

(d/o Moses T. Thrift & Laura Hunter. 3 Feb 1903 – 19 Mar 1988)


Local funeral director Brinkley dead at 67

John M. Brinkley, 67, for three decades the owner of a funeral home here that bore his name, died in his sleep Sunday morning after a lengthy bout with cancer. He was buried in Jacksonville's Evergreen Cemetery Wednesday following a service at First Baptist Church in Macclenny. (See .obituary, page six.)
Brinkley was a Savannah native but lived in Florida most of his life, mostly in the Macclenny­Jacksonville areas. He moved to Jacksonville as a young man and worked at the former Key-McCabe. Funeral Home for a decade until 1949, when he started his own business here. At the time, Baker County was without a funeral home. In 1958 Brinkley opened the attractive colonial style building on US 90 east he occupied until his death. For a short period, he also owned a funeral home in Jacksonville's Riverside section.
A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of both state and national funeral directors associations, the Masons, Shriners and other organizations. He is survived by wife June, daughter Mrs. Thomas Baldauff of Deland and son John Mark, Jr.

Funeral Wednesday for John M. Brinkley

John M. Brinkley, 67, a funeral director in the Baker County area for over 30 years, died in Macclenny Sunday morning. A native of Savannah, Mr. Brinkley had lived In Florida most of his life. He moved to Jacksonville from Tampa in 1939 and for ten years was associated with the former Key McCabe Funeral Home in Jacksonville. In 1949, he started a funeral home business in Baker County.
Mr. Brinkley was a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Florida Funeral Directors Association, a member and past Worthy Patron of the Leona Knabb #212 OES; past Worshipful Master of Dawkins Lodge #60 F&AM; honorary Life Member of the Sanderson Lodge #122; a member of the Baker County Shrine Club, Scottish Rite Bodies and Morocco Temple. He was a veteran of the US Navy, and served In the Phillipines during World War II, and was a member of VFW Post 9717.
He Is survived by his wife, Mrs. June T. Brinkley; son John Mark Brinkley, Jr.; daughter, Mrs. Thomas R. Baidauff of Deland; and sister Mrs. Elise Beasley.of Statesboro, Ga.
Funeral services were held Wednesday from the First Baptist Church of Macclenny at 11:00 a.m., with the Revs. O.E. Boals, Allen R. Carter, C. Earl Cooper and Father Michael Kelly officiating.
Pallbearers were: Joey Dobson, Maines Finley, E. Ed Yarbrough, Raymond Phillips, Berry Rhoden, Joe Newmans, Gary Fraser and Herbert Tanner. Entombment was in the family room, Garden Cloister of Evergreen Cemetery in Jacksonville. The family gratefully declines flowers, and instead requests memorials to the building fund at First Baptist Church in Macclenny.
Arrangements at Mr. Brinkley's Funeral Home were under the direction of licensed funeral directors Doyle M. Archer of Lake Butler, J.B. Daniels of Live Oak, John H. Heard of Fernandina Beach and Edgar Johnson of Palatka.


Veteran investigator A.T. Roberson dies

A funeral with full police honors is set for Friday for A.T. (Archie) Roberson of Macclenny, a thirty-plus year veteran of local law enforcement who died Tuesday morning at his home on the St. Marys River after a long battle with cancer.
The funeral service will be that morning at 11:00 at the First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Roberson was a native of Hart Haven, Florida and lived in Baker County most of his life. His law enforcement career began with the former Macclenny police department in the late 1960s. He was a deputy and investigator during the 20 year tenure of Sheriff Joe Newmans, and the past seven years was employed as a court bailiff by Sheriff Joey Dobson.


Lizzie K. Chisholm buried December 6

Mrs. Lizzie (Mae) Knabb Chisholm, 81, Macclenny, widow of the late James Stanley Chisholm, died December 2 at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville, following a brief illness. Mrs. Chisholm was a native of Baker County and had resided here her entire life. She was the daughter of the late James Washington and Mirah Brown Knabb. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Macclenny.
Survivors Include one daughter, Mrs. Undine Johns, Melbourne, Fla.; three sons, Mr. James Malcolm.Chisholm, Napa, Cal., Mr. Randolph Chisholm and Mr. Al Chisholm, both of Macclenny; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 pm December 5 in the First Baptist Church of Macclenny with Dr. Allen Carter, pastor, officiating. Assisting was Rev. William McLoud, pastor of the First United Methodist Church and Rev. O.E. Boales, pastor of the Jones Road Baptist Church. Interment was in North Prong Cemetery. Brinkley-Guerry Funeral Home, Macclenny, was in charge of arrangements.

(29 May 1901 - 2 Dec 1982)


Judge B.R. Burnsed funeral set for today

From Times-Union Staff
GLEN ST. MARY - Funeral services for former Baker County Judge B.R. Burnsed, who died Friday, will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church.
Elder David Crawford will officiate and burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery. John M. Brinkley Funeral Home is in charge.
The 87-year-old Burnsed died at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville after a short illness.
A native of Charlton County, Georgia, Burnsed had lived in Baker County for more than 50 years. He retired in 1976 as county judge after 24 years on the bench.
Burnsed previously served eight years in the Legislature, where he was speaker pro tem of the House in 1949. He also held the post of Baker County attorney for 35 years.
A veteran of World War 1, Burnsed served in Europe.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Mattox Burnsed of Glen St. Mary; a son, Robert A. Burnsed of Glen St. Mary; a daughter, Mrs. Joyce Guy of St. Marys, Ga.; two brothers, J.D. Burnsed of Glen St. Mary and A.D. Burnsed -of Fort Meade; eight grandchildren and three great­grandchildren.

BURNSED - Judge B. R. (Bob) [Belone Robert] Burnsed, 87, of Glen St. Mars, died Friday. A native of Charlton County, Georgia, he had lived in Baker County for the past 50 years. He was a member of the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church He was State Representative for 8 years and Speaker Pro Tem of the House in 1949. He served as County­Attorney for 35 years and served as County Judge of Baker County for 24 years prior to his retirement. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Myrtle Burnsed; 1 son Robert A. Burnsed of Glen St. Mary; 1 daughter Mrs. Joyce Guy of St. Mary's, Georgia; 2 brothers, J. D. Burnsed of Glen St. Mary and A. D. Burnsed of Ft. Meade; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday 3PM from the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church with Elder David Crawford officiating. The following pallbearers are nephews Dewey Burnsed, Allen Burnsed, Hugh Burnsed, David Burnsed, Franklin Burnsed, Danny Burnsed, Tim Burnsed and Franklin Roddenberry. Interment in Macedonia Cemetery. Arrangements by John M. Brinkley,­Mortician.

(27 May 1893 – 28 Nov 1980)


Mrs. Dorothy L. Mobley, 72, died Wed., July 30, 2003 at a local hospital
Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon on Mon., Aug. 4, 2003 from the North Jax. Chapel of PEEPLES FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES, 2220 Soutel Dr. near Lem Turner Road. Burial to follow at Macedonia Cemetery in Baker County, FL.
Her family will be receiving friends from 3 to 5 PM on Sun., Aug. 3, 2003 at the funeral home. Please sign the Guestbook at Jacksonvile.com MOBLEY

Mrs. Dorothy Ellison (Dot) Mobley, 72, died Wed., July 30, 2003 at a local hospital. Mrs. Mobley was born in Charlton County, GA and had lived in the Jax. & Yulee areas for most of her life. She attended the Holiness church & enjoyed gardening and yard work.
Survivors include her 4 children: Donna (Eddie) Wilson, Lynda (Michael) Fraser, Roger (Nancy) Crews & Ray Crews; 2 sisters: Jean (Kenneth) Clowers & Sarah Wainright Rewis; special friends, Jim Solomon & Ann Bowen, 6 grandchildren;1 great grandchild & a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon on Mon., Aug. 4,2003 from the North Jax. Chapel of PEEPLES FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES, 2220 Soutel Dr. near Lem Turner Rd., with Rev. Raymond Bowers & Rev. Gary Waddell, officiating. Burial to follow at Macedonia Cemetery in Baker County, FL. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 PM on Sunday (TODAY) at the funeral home.
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2nd w/o Luther Leon Mobley


Mr. Wilbur Mobley, 74, life long resident of Macclenny, Florida, passed from this life to be with the Lord in glory on Monday, June 16, 2003. He was born February 16, 1929, along with his twin brother Willie "Bill" Mobley. Their mother, Pearl Thomas Mobley, passed away of pneumonia three weeks later. Their father, Jesse Lee Mobley, and grandparents Walton and Nellie Thrift Mobley raised them until their dad remarried Lilly Crews Mobley, when Wilbur and Bill were five years old. Half brother Emory Mobley (wife Cecil) was born of this union.
Wilbur is a graduate of Jones Business College. He served in the army during the Korean Conflict, at Ft. Polk, Louisiana, training troops in operating and maintenance of tanks. Following his service time he worked as parts manager for an auto service company in Jacksonville, Fl. He later became Chief Deputy in Baker County under Sheriffs Ed Yarbrough and Paul Thrift. They worked diligently in routing out moonshine in Baker County. He also worked as a guard in the State of Florida prison system, and eventually became Stores Manager at Northeast State Hospital, before retiring on medical disability.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Emma Jean Morgan Mobley. He is survived by his second wife, Faye Altwater Bowman Mobley, son, Warren Mobley, stepdaughter, Vicki Bowman, and stepson Brian C. Bowman (Vickie Linn), 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Wilbur was a life long member of Macedonia Independent Methodist Church and a board member of Macedonia Cemetery Association.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by GUERRY FUNERAL-HOME, Macclenny, Florida. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2003, from 6-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 19, 2003, at 11 a.m., in the Macedonia Independent Methodist Church, Officiating will be Pastor John Yarbrough. Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery. If you so desire, donations can be made to the Hospice Foundation. Please sign the Guestbook at Jacksonville.com.


Earl Crews, 76, was cattle farmer

Earl Crews, 76, of Glen St. Mary died July 4 at St. Vincent's Medical Center following an extended illness, Mr. Crews was a native of Macclenny and lived in Baker County most of his life. He retired as an inspector with the Department of Agriculture after 36 years of service, and raised cattle on his Sanderson farm. He served his country during WWII with the US Army.
He was predeceased liy parents Leighton and Zylphia Thrift Crews. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Minnie Crews of Glen St. Mary; daughter Carolyn Raulerson of Glen St. Mary; sons Dwight Crews (Nancy) and Jimmy Crews of Glen St. Mary; sisters Lettie Register of Glen St. Mary, Lydia Davis of Bryceville and Vera Eddy of Callahan; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
A service for Mr. Crews was held Sunday, July 6 at First Baptist Church with Revs. Elmer Crews and Mark Wood officiating. Burial followed at Taylor Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclen­ny was in charge of arrangements.


Edna Rhoden dies at age 84

Edna Rhoden, 84, of Glen St. Mary died June 10 (2003). She had resided in Baker County all of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Christian Fellowship Tem­ple of Macclenny. She was predeceased by parents John and Pencie Bryant Newmans, husband Archie L. Rhoden, sister Elizabeth Warren, brother Claude Newmans and grandson Jeffrey V Crews Sr. Survivors include daughter Pat Crews (Virgil) of Glen St. Mary; sisters Edith Nipper and Mabel Pittman of Jacksonville; brother Clyde Newmans of Glen St. Mary; grandchildren Patti L. Crews Mobley (David), Barney L. Crews Sr. and Tina Griffis (Mike); great grandchildren Jeffrey Virgil "Jay" Crews Jr. (Jamie), Barney Lewis "B.J." Crews Jr. Brion L. Crews, Natalie M. Crews, Garrett L. Mobley, Sara Griffis, Justin Griffis and Sarah B. Mobley; great grandson Jeffrey Jagger Crews. The service for Mrs. Rhoden was held June 13 at her church with Revs. David and Timmy Thomas officiating. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


John Wiggins, WW II veteran John 0. Wiggins, 77, of Macclenny died June 2 (2003) at home following a long illness. He was a native of Sanderson, and resided in Macclenny the past 42 years. He worked as an aircraft mechanic at Aero Corp in Lake City for 17 years until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Macclenny, and a Marine Corps veteran of WW II.
Mr. Wiggins was predeceased by parents Earl J. and Erenestine Blachard Wiggins. Survivors are wife Betty Jean Wiggins of Macclenny; daughters Sharon Adams and Donna Messer of Glen St. Mary, Mona Walker of Brunswick, Ga. and Bonnie Hall of Macclenny; son Larry Wiggins of Glen St. Mary, brother E.J. Wiggins of Lake City; sister Mary Howard of Sanderson; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
A graveside funeral service was held Thursday, June 5 at Macedonia Cemetery with Dr. Edsel Bone officiating. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


THRIFT - Mr. Alfred Thrift, 61, of St. George, Ga., died Monday. A native of Charlton County, Ga., he was a member of the First Baptist Church, of St. George; and Folkston Lodge 196, F & A. M., the Scottish Rite Bodies, Morocco Temple of the Shrine and the Baker County Shrine Club. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Irene Johns Thrift, St. George; sons, Felton Thrift, of St. George; and Frederick Thrift, of Lexington, Ky. 2 sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Rubye) Crews and Mrs. Earl (Ruth) Davis of Macclenny; and 4 grandchildren; Funeral services will be held at 3:30 P. M. Wednesday from the Glen St. Mary Church of God, Glen St. Mary, Fla., with the Rev. Gerald Harper officiating, assisted by the Rev. Wilford Lyons. Active pallbearers will be Earl Knabb, Berry Rhoden, Edward Hickox, Harold Stokes, Lacy Crews and Dr. Gary Dopson. Masonic rites will be conferred at the graveside in North Prong Cemetery, Baker County. Arrangements by John M. Brinkley, Mortiician, Macclenny.

(1916 - 12 Oct 1977 - s/o Aaron L. Thrift & Lula Burnsed)


Janey Young, former CNA

Janey Crews Young, 87, died May 8 (2003) at Mariner Healthcare Center in Macclenny following a long illness. Mrs. Young had resided in Macclenny all of her life. She was a certified nursing assistant at Frank Wells Nursing Home until retirement in 1978. She was a member of the Raiford Road Church in Macclenny.
Ms. Young was predeceased by parents Thomas and Winnie Thomas Caldwell and five brothers. Survivors include daughter Mary Lou Combs, (Daniel) of Macclenny; son Tommy Crews of Macclenny; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
The service for Mrs. Young was held May 12 at her church with Rev. Eddie Griffis officiating. Burial was at Macedonia Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


Julia Chesser dies at age 80

Julia Mae (Cobb-Mikell) Chesser, 80, of Glen St. Mary died July 24 (2003) at Mariner Healthcare Center following a long illness. Mrs. Chesser was a native of Olustee and made her home in Glen St. Mary since 1969. She was a member of Souls Harbor Church of God.
She was predeceased by parents Horatio B. and Ethel M. Denmark Cobb; first husband Paul H. Mikell; grandson Michael John Porterfield; great grandson Marcus Paten Sharman; daughter-in-law Sandra Sue Mikell. Survivors include husband William B. "Bill" Chesser of Glen St. Mary; daughters Paulette M. Shadd (John L.) of Lake Butler, Nancy M. Crews (Rev. Elmer) of Lake City and Jackie Canady (Marvin) of Macclenny; son Gene Eldred Mikell of Macclenny; sisters Reba Rae Pate and Violet June McCoy of Jacksonville; brother Lewis Cobb of Lawtey; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great-great=grandson.
A service for Mrs. Chesser was held July 27 at her church with Revs. James E. Scott and Wilford Lyons officiating. Burial followed in Swift Creek Cemetery in Union, County. Please make memorials to Souls Harbor Church of God, 10028 Stasi Road, Glen St. Mary, FL 32040. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

(26 Sep 1922 - 24 Jul 2003)


Casper Sapp

Mr. Casper Sapp; age 85, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2003, at his residence. He was a native and life long resident of Baker County: He was the son of the late Shehon and Lear Johns Sapp. Mr. Sapp was a Baptist by faith. His wife, Annie Ruth Sapp precedes him in death.
Survivors include his sons, Wayne (Lisa) Sapp and Larry Buddy (Faye) Sapp, all of Macclenny, Florida; daughters, VeraAnn (Leonard) Dinkins and Febbie Jean (Joe) Stafford, all of Macclenny, Florida; grandchildren, Matthew Sapp, Nicholas Howe, Terry Dinkins, Bobby Joe Stafford, Lisa Orberg, Derek Sapp, and Kris Ann Canaday; nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted on Monday, March 31,2003, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Fraser Funeral Home, with Reverend Thomas Anderson and Reverend John Orberg officiating. Interment followed in Sapp Cemetery, Raiford, Florida.
Active pallbearers were, Matthew Sapp, Derek Sapp, Bobby Joe Stafford, Terry Dinkins, Nick Rosamonda and Frank Canaday. Honorary bears were, AI Fraser, Gene Harvey, Trey Orberg, Tanner Orberg, Tyler Orberg, Aaron Dinkins, Andrew Dinkins, Ted Sublett, and Frank Gatlin. Arrangements by Fraser Funeral Home, Macclenny, Florida.


Ocie Harris, 83, nursery worker

Ocie Harris, 83, of Raiford died October 14 at Shands at Alachua General Hospital following a long illness. Mr. Harris had resided in Raiford all of his life. He worked for Ray's Nursery in Sanderson for over eight years and was also a self-employed farmer.
He was predeceased by parents Hardy and Linnie Harris. Survivors include niece Betty Cochran (Sidney) of Raiford; nephews Sammy Harris (Yvonne) of Macclenny, Henry Harris (Martha) of Sanderson, Jimmy Harris (Betty) of Gainesville, Johnny Harris Sr. (Robin), Ronnie Harris (Donna) and Doney Harris (Barbara) of Raiford.
The service was held October 17 at the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny with Rev. Oral Lyons officiating. Burial followed at South Prong Cemetery.


Service is held for Ms. Crigger

Peggy Lela Crigger, 94, died at her home in Tampa on Saturday, August 30. She was born in Baker County and moved to Tampa as a chi1d. She retired from Hav-A­Tampa Cigar Company, where she had rolled cigars. Ms. Crigger was a very active member of Florida Ave. Baptist Church, and enjoyed both having and going to yard sales with her friends.
She is survived by nephews Thomas A. and Douglas Ray Green, along with four great­nephews and nieces.
The funeral service for Ms. Crigger was held on Saturday, September 6 at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Fraser Funeral Home in Macclenny with Rev. Donnie Williams officiating. Visitation was held prior to the service, and an earlier visitation was held in Tampa. Ms. Crigger was buried at South Prong Cemetery near Sanderson:


CREWS

Thomas Jefferson (Jeff) Crews age 75, died April 4, 2003.
He was a lifelong resident of Glen St. Mary, Florida. He was predeceased by his wife, Frances; brothers, Euless, Ander, Ardell, and Melvin; sisters, Emmy Corbitt and Nancy Sapp; parents Berry and Sarah Crawford Crews.
He is survived by two sons, David (Carolyn) Gatlin and Lamar (Mary) Crews of Macclenny, two daughters, Debra Gainey of Glen St. Mary and Marilyn (Kenneth) Turk of Macclenny, five grandchildren, Andrala Turk, Jeremy and Johnnie Carter, Dustin and-Daryl Gatlin and three Great- grandchildren all of Macclenny. He also leaves behind a multitude of family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Monday, April 7, 2003 at 10:30 am in the Chapel of F raser Funeral Home of Macclenny with Pastor Bobby Gene Crews officiating. Interment will follow in the South Prong Cemetery in Sanderson. Fraser Funeral Home of Macclenny is in charge of all arrangements. Please sign the Guestbook at Jacksonville.com

(27 Apr 1927 - 4 Apr 2003)


Evelyn Harris dies May 25th (2003)

Evelyn Marie Hams, 72, of Raiford died May 25 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville following an extended illness. Mrs. Harris resided in Raiford all of her life. She worked as a laborer at Ray's Nursery in Sanderson for five years. Mrs. Harris was a member of Raiford Road Baptist Church.
She was predeceased by parents Frank and Lola Wilkerson Thomas and husband Woodrow Harris. Survivors include daughter Betty L. Cochran (Sidney) of Raiford; sons Sammy Harris (Yvonne) and Jimmy Harris (Betty) of Macclenny, Henry Harris (Martha) of Sanderson, Johnny Harris (Robin), Bonnie Harris (Donna) and Doney Harris (Barbara) of Raiford, half­sister Florence Wheeler of Atlanta, Ga.; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The service for Mrs. Harris was held May 28 at her church with Rev. Johnny Raulerson officiating. Burial followed in South Prong Cemetery. Guerry Funeral of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


Rhona Parker dies at age 90

Rhona Lee Parker, 90, of Macclenny died August 9 (2003) at Community Hospice of Northeast Florida following an extended illness. Mrs. Parker was a native of Lake Butler. She left home at the age of 17 to work in a uniform factory in Jacksonville until she moved to Macclenny in the 1970s, where she worked as a seamstress for Superior Cleaners. She also did sewing at her home. She became a resident of Wells Nursing Home in 2000.
She was predeceased by parents Irvin Archie and Janie Carter Waters; husband James W Parker; sisters Eunice Griggs, Ruth Causey; brothers Arivel Waters and Maurice Waters. Survivors include sisters Lois Herring of Marianna, Fla, Cecile Smith of Jacksonville and Mildred Salvemini of Clifton Forge, Va.
A service was held August 11 at First Church of the Nazarene in Macclenny with Revs. Martin Bass and James Farber officiating. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


George Dugger, rites Sept. 24 (2003)

George Elmer Dugger, 62, of Sanderson died September 22 at his residence following a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Sanderson. He worked as a carpenter with Preston Haskell Construction Company for over 30 years until the time of his death. He was a member of Pine Top Hunting Club of Baker County.
Mr. Dugger was predeceased by parents Hillary and Elzie Harvey Dugger. Survivors include wife Sandra P. Dugger of Sanderson; daughters Vicki Milton (Timmy), Pennie Hodges (Timmy) and Jerrie Johnson (Clint) of Sanderson; son Ty Dugger (Angie) of Sanderson; sisters Mary Snow of Macclenny, Shirley Nettles of St. Mary's, Ga., Frances Phillips of Sanderson, Betty Yarbrough of Glen St. Mary and Inez Baisden of Lake City; brothers Melvin Dugger of Crawfordville, Fla., A.J. Dugger of Tallahassee and Windell Dugger of Sanderson; nine grandchildren.
A service was held at 11:00 am Wednesday, September 24 at the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Raulerson officiating and assisted by David Long. Burial will follow at Cedar Creek Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


JONES

Effie L. Jones, 90, died Thursday, April 4, 2002. She was a native of Macclenny, Fl. and had lived in Orange Park since 1970. She was a member of Blanding Blvd Baptist Church and is survived by 3 sons, Robert D. Jones, Middleburg, Norman D. Jones, Lake Butler, and Marshall Barry Jones, Griffin, Ga.; 2 daughters, Wanda Jacobs, Jacksonville and Elizabeth Rieder, Houston, Tx.; 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held Monday at 11:00 am. in the chapel of Fraser Funeral Home, 8168 Normandy Blvd. with Dr. David Stunk officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
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MOBLEY -- Jesse Leroy (Lee) Mobley, 78, of Macclenny, died Thursday in a Jacksonville hospital following a long illness. A native and life long resident of Baker Co. He was a member of the Macedonia Independent Methodist Church. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lillie Crews Mobley; sons, Wi11ie Mobley, Wilbur Mob1ey and Emory Mobley; a sister, Mrs. Leta Rhoden; a brother, Charlton Mobley, all of Macclenny; 5 grandsons, 3 granddaughters, and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Greg Mobley. The body will rest at residence from 4 P.M. Saturday until 1 P.M. Sunday, Funeral services ~Sunday at 3 P.M from Macedonia Independent Methodist Church with Rev. R.E. Thrift, Rev. Ray McKendree and Dr. Allen R. Carter officiating. Interment in Macedonia Cemetery. John M. Brinkley Funeral Home, Macclenny.


CHESSER

Frances Lorene Chesser, 84, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2003 in a Gainesville, FL hospital. She was born in Ariton, AL, spent the early years of her life in Lake City, FL, and her married years in Jacksonville, FL.
At the time of her death, she was residing for the past 7 years with her daughter and son-in-law, LaVonne and Michael Fuller in Melrose, FL, where she attended Trinity Baptist Church in Keystone Heights, FL and was a member of the "Ruth" Sunday School Class.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernie V. Chesser, son, Robert Chesser and grand daughter DeAnna Chesser, She is survived by her daughter, LaVonne Fuller and son, Edward Chesser; 5 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 pm Wednesday, April 9, 2003 in the chapel of TOWN & COUNTRY FUNERAL HOME, 7242 Normandy Blvd. Pastor James Peoples will officiate and interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to service time, 1-2 pm.


HARRIS

Mrs. Dollie Mae Harris, 86, of Maccenny, Florida, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at her home following and extended illness.
Mrs. Harris was a native of Lulu, Florida, and was the daughter of the late Samuel Gordon and Mamie Ivy Pearce. Mrs. Harris moved from Lulu, Florida at the age of sixteen to Moniac, Georgia in Charlton County, Georgia, she later moved to Baker County in 1942.
Mrs. Harris was a member of the Baxter Church of God and was a long time Sunday School Teacher where going to church was Mrs. Harris Life. Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by her husband James Lester Burned and her late husband, Hurbert Harris.
Survivors include One daughter, Lois Jean (Gean) and (Lonnie Jr) Canaday Moniac, Georgia, Two Sons, J.L. (Annie Ruth) Burnsed of Glen St. Mary, Florida and Robert (Toni) Burned of Macdenny, Florida, Three Step Children, Faye McCullum of Macclenny, Florida, Linda Pifer and Hubert Harris both of Glen St. Mary, Florida, One brother, NJ. Pearce of High Springs, Florida, One sister, Edith Godfrey of Lake City, Florida. One Brother-in- law, Salmon Burned, and one Sister-in-law, Jeanete Moody Lake City, Florida and Numerous nieces and Nephews and Eight Grandchildren and Fourteen Great Grandchildren and One Great Great Grandchild also survive.
Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, July 18, 2003 at 11:00 AM. at the Macclenny Church of God with the Rev. Wilford Lyons of Macclenny, Florida and the Rev. Eddie Anderson, Pastor of the Baxter Church of God officiating. Interment will be in the North Prong Cemetery in Baker County.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9.00 PM. Thursday, July 17, 2003 at the GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, of Macclenny, Florida in charge of all arrangements.
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Georgia

Farley L. Burnsed Sr., 84, St. George, Ga., died yesterday. He is survived by his wife, Weeta; two daughters, Beulah Moody and Dorothy Steimbach, both of. Jacksonville; a stepdaughter, Betty Byrd, Macclenny; four sons, Roy and Farley Jr., both of Macclenny, and Billy and Theodore, both of St. George, Ga.; two, stepsons, Harold C. Edenfield, Lake City, and John L. Edenfield, St. George, Ga.; a brother, Harley, St. George, Ga.; a sister, Nellie Bennett, Millwood, Ga.; and a half-sister,. Nova Canaday, Macclenny. Services will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Glen Church of Christ, Glen St. Mary with burial in Canaday Cemetery near Moniac, Ga. John M. Brinkley, Mortician, Macclenny, is in charge.

(31 May 1896 - 22 Dec 1980)


William Holton dies at age 96

William Harvey Holton, 96, died on Wednesday, September 10 (2003) at the age of 96. He was born in Baxley, Ga. and lived in Baker County since 1960. He was predeceased by wife Corraine Ryals Holton.
Survivors include sons Marvin Holton of Glen St. Mary, William (Debbie) Holton of Macclenny and Harley (Debra) Holton of Sanderson; daughters Nancy Baker of Mobile, Ala., Minnie (Gerald) Starling of Glen, Barbara (Buddy) Cox of Taylor, Linda (Larry) Daniels of Macclenny, Rhonda (Eugene) Harvey of Glen, Mildred Holton and Gene Beeder of Wilmington, N.C.; sister Leona Orvin of Jacksonville; also 27 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held on Friday, September 12 at 11:00 am at the Christian Fellowship Temple in Macclenny with Revs. Leslie, David and Timmy Thomas officiating. Interment followed in Macedonia Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Derek Daniels, John Wesley Holton, Emmette, Wayne and John Baker and Joey Thrift. Honorary were Earl Ryals, Hugh Poppell, Wilbur, Bobby and Clayton Ryals, Mitt Worthington, Gerald Starling, Timmy Barton and Billy Ray Cox. Fraser Funeral Home, Macclenny; was in charge of arrangements.


Adeline Marsh of Olustee dies

Adeline Johns Marsh, 85, of Olustee died September 23 (2003). She was a native of Baker County, where she lived most of her life. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Macclenny.
She was predeceased by parents Jessie and Sally Nettles Johns, sons Dean Oliver Johns and David E. Herosy. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Alvin; daughters Candi Dobson (Leslie) of Olustee and Jeanette Autry (Jack) of Williston, Fla.; brother John Johns of Macclenny; sister Mary Branson of Lake City; grandchildren Jason and Jesse Dobson; Tristen Herosy and Brittany Tucker and Shannon; four great grandchildren.
The funeral service for Mrs. Marsh is scheduled for September 25 at. 11:00 am at her church. Burial will follow at Olustee Cemetery. A visitation was held Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Fraser Funeral Home in Macclenny.


Mamie Crews

Mamie Anderson Crews; age 93, of Macclenny died Saturday, September 13 (2003) at her residence following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Crews was a. native of Moniac, Ga. and resided in Baxter and Baldwin before moving to Macclenny in 1985. She was the daughter of the late Joseph H. and Sarah E. Ruis Anderson, and the wife of Morris A. Crews. She was employed as a sales agent for Avon Products, and sold life insurance for many years. Mrs. Crews was a member of the Macclenny Church of God.
Survivors include daughters Mary Lee Chessman, Mamie E. (Betty) Lyons and her husband Gene, Sarah L. (Sol) Burnsed, all of Glen St. Mary, Irma J. Anderson of Saluda, N.C.; 19 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren; six great-step grandchildren, 18 great-great grandchildren and one great-great-step grandchild. Mrs. Crews was also predeceased by son Thomas J. Crews.
The funeral service was held on Tuesday, September 16 at 2:00 pm at her church with Revs. Shannon Conner, E.A. Holbrooks and Clyde Anderson officiating. Interment was in Taylor Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home, Macclenny, was in charge of arrangements.


'Sid' Starling, Taylor native

Sidney "Sid" Starling, 82, of Macclenny died October 29 (2003) at Shands Hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Starling was born in the Taylor community of Baker County and resided in Macclenny most of his life. He worked as a mechanic with Greyhound Bus Lines for 35 years until his retirement. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Macclenny.
He was predeceased by parents John and Sarah Conner Starling. Survivors include wife Jessie Mae Starling of Macclenny; son Wayne Ray Starling of Lilburn, Ga.; grandson Gary Ray Starling of Norcrosse, Ga.
A service 'was held November 1 at his church with Rev. Dr. Edsel M. Bone officiating. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclen­ny was in charge of arrangements.


Tommy Fraser, ex commissioner

Thomas J. "Tommy" Fraser, 76, of Sanderson died May 16 (2003). He was a life-long resident of Sanderson and the retired owner of Fraser Food Store of Sanderson.
Mr. Fraser was a Baker County Commissioner from 1972-76, a member of the Baker Count y School Board in the 1960s and a member of the Lake City. Community College board. He was also a onetime candidate for Baker County sheriff.
He was predeceased by parents Tom and Rosa Fraser. Survivors include wife Glenna; daughters Cindy Ott and Judy Long of Glen St. Mary; sons Jeff Fraser of Jacksonville and Al Fraser of Glen St. Mary; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren; step-daughters Tanya Dupree and Tammy Martin of Macclenny; and six step grandchildren.
The service for Mr. Fraser was held May 18 at Christian Fellowship Temple in Macclenny with Revs. David Thomas, Timmy Thomas and Aubrey McCormick officiating. Burial followed at Manntown Cemetery in Glen St. Mary. Pallbearers were Al Fraser, Jeff Fraser, Tate Fraser, Alton Fraser, Cade Fraser, Eathan Fraser, Brandon Long and Wesley Crawford. Honorary pallbearers were A.J. Maxwell, Gerald Dopson, Leon Sweat, Dr. Leif Gaskins, Buck Mann, Rev. James Scott, T.J. Raulerson, Tommy Raulerson, Rev. James Butler, Benny Fish, Rev. Jim Cox, Heywood Giddens, Angus Combs and C.Y. Combs. Fraser Funeral Home in Macclenny was in charge of arrangements,


'Rannie' Taylor, was mail carrier

Maranda Elizabeth "Rannie" Taylor, 79, of Baldwin died February 6 (2003) at St. Vincent's Medical Center. She was a native of Baker County and lived in Baldwin most of her life. Mrs. Taylor was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. She was retired from the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Baldwin for 44 years and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 171 of Baldwin.
She was predeceased by parents Lewis and Bessie Rowe Fraser, husband Theo, and brother Charles Fraser. Survivors include sons Clyde Taylor and Greg Taylor of Baldwin; daughters Patricia Bierce (Robert) of Baldwin and Elizabeth Taylor (fiance Matthew Roberts) of Boca Raton; brother Carl Brantley Fraser of Macclenny; sisters Lois Holt of Middleburg, Fay Fiser of Macclenny, Sara Sizemore of Glen St. Mary, and Marion Raulerson of Hiawassee, Ga.; and grandson Joseph Whitelock III.
The service for Mrs. Taylor was held February 10 at her church with Revs. Chris Drum and Ray McKendree officiating. Interment was at Manntown Cemetery in Glen St. Mary. Active pallbearers were Ernie Crawford, Michael Fiser, Conny Fiser, Guy Taylor Jr., Berry Raulerson and Danny Taylor. Honorary pallbearer was James Bell. Fraser Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


THRIFT

Mr. Earl William Thrift, age 92, of Glen St. Mary, Fla. died 5/26/03
. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 P.M Thursday, May 29, in the Taylor Church, Taylor Fla. Interment will be in Taylor Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 l'.M. Wednesday, May 28, at GUERRY FUNERAL HOME U.S. 90 East, Macclenny, Fla. Please sign the Guestbook at Jacksonville.com

(4 Apr 1911 - 26 May 2003, s/o Joseph Owen & Caroline - h/o Doris Cleo Combs)


Mrs. Price, 80, Manning naïve

Lucille Richardson Price, 80, of Birmingham, Ala., died April 28 at the Brookwood Hospital, Birmingham following an extended illness. Mrs. Richardson was born in the Manning community of Baker County, and had lived in Miami before moving to Birmingham 25 years ago. She was a homemaker and was a devoted member of the BALL Fellowship Group of the Metropolitan Church of God in Birmingham.
She was predeceased by parents Virgil A. and Mattie A. Crews Richardson and husband Travis C. Price. Survivors include daughters Barbara Gibbs Rivers of Birmingham and Nancy Price Shackelford of Clewiston, Fla.; sisters Lily Mae Hanselman of Lawtey, Mary Lee Harrell of Ft. Lauderdale, Martha Lou Teague of Fair Oaks; six granddaughters, 11 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.
The service will take place at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 3 at Taylor Church with Revs. Raymond F. Culpepper, Mark Woods and Manny Rivera officiating. Burial will follow at the Taylor Church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


Beadle Rice, NEFSH retiree

Beadie D. Rice, 84, of Glen St. Mary died May 13 (2003) at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville following an extended illness. Mrs. Rice was a native of Sanderson. Before her retirement, Mrs. Rice was employed at NEFSH in the laundry department.
She was predeceased by parents Daniel and Maude Harvey Dorman, first husband Roy Kyle Harvey of Sanderson, second husband George M. Rice of West Virginia and son Willis "Joe" Harvey. Survivors include sons Milladge Harvey of Springhill, Fla., Teddy Roy Harvey of Greer, S.C. and Johnny Harvey of Sanderson; daughters Clarine Harvey and Ophelia Harding of Sanderson, Donna Wargo of Jacksonville; sister Audrey Corbett of Sanderson; dear friend Steve Harris of Glen St. Mary; 27 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
The service for Mrs. Rice was held May 16 at Christian Fellowship Temple in Macclenny with Rev. David Thomas officiating. Burial followed at Cedar Creek Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


LYONS

Mr. J.C. Lyons, Jr., age 73, of Glen St. Mary, Florida died Saturday, March 15, 2003, after and extended illness. Mr. Lyons is a native and lifelong resident of Baker County, Florida. He retired from Southern Resin & Chemical Company after 40 years, and was the former owner of the Glen Cash Store in Glen St. Mary, He served unopposed for 20 years as a school board member of the Baker County School Board.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary, where he served as a deacon and treasurer for over 40 years. Mr. Lyons was a co- founder of the Baker County Little League, a recipient of the ‘Service to Mankind Award" from the Sertoma Club, and a member of the Macclenny Lions Club. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is the son of the late Judge James C. Lyons, Sr., (Jim) and Nealie Rhoden Lyons. He is predeceased by his brothers: Leslie Lyons, Kenneth Lyons, and Emil Lyons.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Eleanor Starling Lyons of Glen St. Mary, Fl., two sons: Greg Lyons and his wife, Mary; and Clay Lyons, and his wife, Patty. Three daughters: Gail Griffis and her husband, Dean, of Macclenny; Robin Mobley and her husband, Mike; and Marcelle Richardson and her husband, David, both of Glen St. Mary, Fl. Sisters: Jewell Lewis and Irene Yarborough of Glen St. Mary. He had fifteen grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday March 18, 2003 at 3:00 P.M. in First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary, Fl. with Rev. Tim Patterson officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery Baker County, Fl. The family will receive friends from 6-9 P.M. Monday in First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary, Fl. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to the American Cancer Society and the Gideons International. SUWANNEE FUNERAL HOME/ V. TODD FERRIERA LFD. are serving the Lyons family. Please sign the Guestbook at Jacksonvillecom


Bud Rhoden, 68, funeral June 26th

Everett "Bud" Rhoden, 68, of Sanderson died June 23 (2003). He was a native and life long resident of Baker County. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary and a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a self-employed Amoco Oil Company distributor for 25 years and a cattle farmer most of his life. In the late 1950s he played semi-pro baseball for the Macclenny Blue Socks. He was an avid deer hunter, fisherman, and enjoyed coaching little league baseball.
He was predeceased by parents Claude Victor and Mamie Maude Williams Rhoden. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Gayle Chancey Rhoden of Sanderson; sons Travis Claudell Rhoden (Phyllis) and Glenn E. Rhoden (Cindy) of Sanderson; daughter Penny R. Thomas (Ronny) of Glen St: Mary; brother Travis C. Rhoden (Eloise) of Glen St. Mary; sisters Ginger Townsend of Jacksonville and Jean Toney (Jack) of Glen St. Mary; grandchildren Travis Chandler Rhoden (Brandy), Cristy Rhoden, Justin Thomas, Amanda Rhoden, Desiree Griffis (Brian), Christopher Rhoden and Maggie Rhoden; great grandson Rylan Griffis.
Visitation for Mr. Rhoden will be June 26 from 6-9 pm at his church. The funeral service will be Friday, June 27 at 11:00 am at his church with Revs. Tim Patterson and Ray McKendree officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Baker County Educational Foundation in memory of Mr. Rhoden, 392 South Blvd. East, Macclenny, FL 32063.
-V: Todd-Ferreira, LFD-was in charge of arrangements.


Claude Allen dies February 6 (2003)

Claude S. Allen, 76, of Macclenny died February. at St. Vincent's Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Allen was a native of Calhoun County, Fla., lived in Lamount, Fla., and moved to Macclenny in 1946. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Macclenny. He served with the First United Men's Club, and as a youth leader for many years and was also an usher. Mr. Allen was employed with the John Deere Tractor company in Jacksonville. He was involved with the Allen Timber Company in Macclenny. He was a member of the Lions Club, Elks Club and a Mason in Dawkins Lodge #60.
He was predeceased by parents Claude Clifford and Stella Graham Allen of Ga.; his wife of 48 years, Helen M. Allen; brother C.C. Allen; and sister Ollie B. Weinelt. Survivors include son C. Cliff Allen of Macclenny; daughter Susan A. Norman (Mark) of Macclenny; brother William E. "Billy" (Marla) of Olympia, Wash.; sister Dorothy Jean A. Bacon (Freeman) of Jesup, Ga.; grandchildren Debra Christmas (Gary), Tony L. and Terry E. Norman, Christopher B. Allen and Cassie C. Martin of Macclenny.


The service was held February 10 at his church with Revs. Roger Pickering and John Hay officiating. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.
Donations are requested to the Florida United Methodist Children's Home, 51 Main Street, Enterprise, FL 32725.
Mr. Allen admired two special people in his life, a special child Judy W. Harvey of Macclenny and special friend Faye Bennett of Sanderson.



Funeral Tuesday for Mrytle Burnsed

Mrs. Myrtle Mattox Burnsed, 78, of Glen St. Mary, died Sunday night at her residence. She was a native of Chariton County, Georgia, but had lived in Baker County most of her life, where she taught school for many years. She was the widow of the late Baker County Judge B.R. Burnsed and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Macclenny.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Joyce) Guy, St. Marys, Ga.; a son, Robert (Bobby) Austin Burnsed, Glen St. Mary; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Stokes, St. George, Ga., and Mrs. Jimmie Bullard, Fayetteville, N.C.; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. from the First United Methodist Church, Macclenny, with Rev. William S. McLoud, pastor, officiating. Pallbearers were nephews: Frank Burnsed, Allen Burnsed, Danny Burnsed, Hugh Burnsed, David Burnsed, Dewey Burnsed, Frank Rodenberry and Troy Jones. Interment was in the family plot in Macedonia Cemetery.
John M. Brinkley, Mortician, was in charge of arrangements.

(14 Dec 1903 - 24 Jan 1982 - d/o J.J. Mattox & Ovie Grooms)


County native Hersey buried at Macedonia

Mrs. Maude Futch Hersey of High Springs died Tuesday in a Gainesville hospital. She was born in Baker County on May 23, 1900, the daughter of the late James and Florence Sapp Futch. She had lived in High Springs for the past 50 years and was the widow of Jake A. Hersey.
She is survived by two sons, George F. Hersey, Jacksonville and High Springs and Jake Hersey, Jr., of Palatka; a sister, Mrs. Mary A. Green, Macclenny; two step-daughters, Miss Pearl Hersey, Waycross, Ga., and Mrs. Magaline Hodges, Marianna, Fla.; a nephew, Kyle Hunter, Macclenny.
Funeral services were held Friday at 3:00 p.m. from the Macedonia Independent Methodist Church with Rev. Leslie Thomas officiating. Active pallbearers were: Tommy Hunter, J.C. Davis, Willie Frank Wilker­son, Jeffery Davis, E.L. Yarbrough, and Eldred Bivins. Honorary were Joe Dobson, T.J. Raulerson, Paul T. Thrift, Willard Thrift, Earl Thrift and John J. Barton. Interment was in Macedonia Cemetery.
John M. Brinkley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(23 May 1900 - 2 Mar 1982 -- d/o James Futch & Florence Sapp)


Gladys Walker, owned NEFT

Gladys R. Walker, 79, of Macclenny died April 14 (2003) at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Walker's career in telecommunications began when she married S.D. Roberts, then president and owner of Northeast Florida Telephone Company. After working by his side for a period of time, Mrs. Walker assumed the role of secretary treasurer, then went on to become vice-president. Mrs. Walker assumed ownership of the company and served as president until her retirement in 1998. Mrs. Walker was inducted in the Florida Telephone Hall of Fame in 2002.
During her tenure, Mrs. Walker established companies for updated long distance, Internet, paging and telecommunications equipment to meet the growing needs of Baker County. She believed the phone company worked "for the people" and instilled that belief in her employees. She also was a supporter of both businesses and individuals in the county, and established the NET Employees Service Club that raises thousands of dollars annually to needy families and causes in the area.
Mrs. Walker was born in Taylor and resided in Macclenny. She was a member of the Macclenny Church of God. She was prede­ceased by her first husband, S.D. Roberts, parents Leon and Marvin Taylor Dinkins. Survivors include husband A.L. "Bo" Walker of Macclenny; daughter Linda S. Combs (Ray) of Glen St. Mary; sons Fred Paul Conner (Grace) of Glen St. Mary and Leon "Toppy" Conner (Elaine) of Macclenny; sister Blanche Long of Macclenny and Lucille Conner of Taylor; brother Nathanial and Robert Dinkins of Glen St. Mary; seven grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren; step-children Larry Walker of Denver, N.C., Lawrence Walker, Dan Walker and John Walker of Macclenny, Deborah Bryson of Perry.
The viewing will be held Wednesday, April 16, at 3:00 pm at her church. The service for Mrs. Walker will be held April 17 at 2:00 pm at her church with Revs. Shannon Conner and Jimmy Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


GRIFFIS

Joseph (Pat) Griffis, 94, of Glen St. Mary, passed away on Wednesday March 5, 2003. He was born in Raiford, and had lived most of his life in Baker County. Mr. Griffis was retired from the Seaboard Coastline Railroad. He was the son of the late, Joseph and Sara Jane Griffis.
His granddaughter, Debbie, precedes him in death. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Mary; son, Glen (Norma) Griffis of Glen St. Mary; daughter, Diane Griffis of Glen St. Mary; grandchildren, Joey Griffis and Meredith Shannon; great grandson, Hunter Shannon; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 7, at 11 AM in the First Congregational Methodist Church of Macclenny, with Rev. Neal Griffis and Rev. Eddie Griffis officiating. Interment will follow in South Prong Cemetery, Sanderson. The visitation will be held on Thursday (today) from 6PM until 9PM at Fraser Funeral Home, 712 S. 6th St., Macclenny.


Fairley Rhoden funeral June 28

Fairley Harvey Rhoden died June 25 (2003). She was born January 6, 1925 in Sanderson and lived in Baker County all of her life. Mrs. Rhoden graduated from Macclenny High School in 1943. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary and worked for General Motors Parts Division for 40 years.
She was predeceased by parents Clete and Emily Davis Harvey, brothers Lucious Harvey (Eunice) and L.E. Harvey (Ted) and sister Lillie Brannan (Holland.) Survivors include brothers and sisters J.C. Harvey (Pat), Alan Harvey (Beth), Lillia Prevatt (Charles), Allene Griffis (Alonzo) and Mazie Prevatt (John).
A service for Mrs. Rhoden was held June 28 at her church with Revs. Tim Patterson and, Johnny Raulerson officiating. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Maurice Prevatt, Vernon Prevatt, Grover Brannan, Sonny Register, Jimmy Griffis, Larry Harvey, Duncan Harvey and Kevin Lauramore. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


Margaret Avery, Macclenny native

Margaret L. Rhoden Avery, 76, died September 17 (2002) in Metter, Ga. A native of Macclenny, she lived in north Florida most of her life before moving to Georgia five years ago to be close to her sons.
She was preceded in death by parents Elder Otis and Lamar Rhoden; sister Geneva Rhoden; and grandfather William Rhoden, who was a Baker County judge for 17 years. Survivors include daughter Bernadette Cannon of Houston, Tex; sons David Avery and Jim Avery .(Mary) of Cobbtown, Ga.; step-daughters Carolyn Fowler of Inverness and Glenda Wells of Springfield; step­sons Terry Brock of Cullman, Ala., Bobby Brock of Springfield and Roger Brock of Ga.; grandchildren James and Darryl Cannon of Houston, Tex., Chris Avery of High Springs, Josh and Ashley Avery of Salem, Mo.; great-grandchildren James Avery of High Springs and Kaylee Avery of Salem, Mo.
The service was September 20 in the chapel of Fraser Funeral Home, Macclenny, officiated by Rev. James Scott. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Baker County. Pallbearers were Richard Shaara, Tim Edgar,' Fred Rhoden, William Rhoden, Billy Rhoden and Ronnie7 Rhoden.


Tommy Mattox, USPS employee

Tommy Franklin Mattox, Jr., 39, of Macclenny died January 30 at St. Vincent's Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Mattox resided most of his life in Macclenny and for the past 14 years, worked as a supervisor with SPBS Distribution in the International Annex for the US Post Office. He was a graduate of Baker County High School in 1982, and attended Henderson State University. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Pineview Golf Club Mr. Mattox attended the Taylor Church.
He was predeceased by grandparents Troy and Emma Mattox; and grandmother Juanita R. Gainey. Survivors include mother Jeanine L. Harvey of Macclenny; father Tommy F. Mattox, Sr., of Sanderson; sisters Linda Harvey Gibson of Glen St. Mary and Kimberly J. Edwards of Lancaster, Cal.; nephew Jacob Gibson of Glen St. Mary; grandfather J.C. Harvey of Sanderson.
The funeral service was held February 2 at the Christian Fellowship Temple with Rev. Mark Woods officiating, assisted by Rev. Timmy Thomas and Elder David Crawford. Burial followed at Cedar Creek Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


JOHNS

Mrs. Margie Johns 61, died Friday February 14,2003. She was a life long resident of Jacksonville. A member of North Jacksonville Church of God 1-95 North at Edgewood Ave. where Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday February 18, 2003 with Pastor Rob Taylor officiating.
She retired after more than 30 years service with J.C. Penny's. Preceded in death by her 1st husband; Willie Crawford in 1960, son Conley Crawford in 1980, and 2nd husband Johnnie Johns, in 2002.
Survivors include her son & daughter in-law Joel and Patricia Crawford, sister Nellie (J.C.) Clawson, 4 grandchildren, Danielle, Chad, Hunter, and Brooke Crawford, several sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.
Interment will be at 3 PM. at North Prong Cemetery in Baker County. The family will receive friends Monday (today) from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at PEEPLES FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES 2220 Soutel Dr. near Lem Turner Rd.


Elzy Sigers killed in plane crash

Mr. EIzy M. Sigers, 61, resident of Macclenny, died Thursday, March 8 from injuries received in an airplane crash north of Macclenny.
Mr. Sigers was a native of Baker County, and had lived in Macclenny all of his life. He was a poultry farmer and independent grower for Carglll, Inc.and assistant pastor of Mt. Zion New Congregational Methodist Church in Baker County.
Mr. Sigers was a member of the Mt. Zion New Congregational Methodist Church, a member of the Baker County Farm Bureau and a veteran of W.W. II, serving in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.Mavis Sigers of Macclenny; three daughters, Mrs. Beverly Ann Hall, Mrs. Marsha Keene, and Mrs.Wanda Gail Norman, all of Macclenny; two brothers, Mr. Ralph C. Sigers and Mr. Marvin J. Sigers, both of Macclenny; one sister,Mrs. Nancy Braddock of Jacksonville; seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 pm Saturday, March 10, in the Mt. Zion New Congregational Methodist Church with Rev. Earl Luke, pastor, officiating. He was assisted by the Rev Leslie Thomas, pastor of the Christian Fellowship Temple. Active pallbearers were David Rewis, Ronald Sweat, Keith Thrift, Chuck Keesey, Theron Helms and V.H. Keene. Honorary pallbearers were Hayward Giddens, Willard Thrift, Carlton Lauramore, Clarence Crews and Harold Gunter. Interment was in Macedonia Cemetery. BrinkleyGuerry Funeral Home, Macclenny, was in charge of arrangements.

(26 Aug 1922 - 8 Mar 1984)


Willard Raulerson, WWII Veteran

Willard Raulerson of Macclenny died December 30 (2002) at St. Vincent's Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born in Baxter and had lived most of his life in Jacksonville until he retired in 1989 and moved to Macclenny.
Mr. Raulerson retired from the City of Jacksonville Sanitation Department in 1971 and also retired from Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home in Jacksonville. He was a member of the City of Jacksonville Retired Employees Association. Mr. Raulerson had served in the Army during WW II in Eastern Europe. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Macclenny.
He was predeceased by parents Wade D. and Viola Yarbrough Raulerson. Survivors include his wife of 4 years, Roylenehis; daughters Karen Raulerson, Cheryl Grant and Everyn L. Colman; grandson Jason DeChanie; great grandchildren Destiny and Michael Jason DeChanie; sisters Louise Schlichter, Frances Kinghorn and Cherry Kizer; brothers David, Billy, and Wade Raulerson; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The service was held at his church on January 2 with Rev. Edsel Bone officiating. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the First Baptist Church of Macclenny. Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home of Jacksonville was in charge of arrangements.

(7 Aur 1924 - 30 Dec 2002)


Daisy Thomas dies at age 95

Daisy Thomas, 95, of Macclenny died April 27 (2003) at St. Vincent's Medical Center following an extended illness. Miss Thomas had resided in Macclenny all of her life. She was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith.
She was predeceased by parents Allen and Lue Scully Thomas. Survivors include sister Edna Thrift of Macclenny; nephews Gene and Charles Waters of Macclenny, John Waters of Lake City, J.D. Waters of Fernandina Beach and Rudy Waters of Glen St. Mary.
The service for Miss Thomas was held April 30 at the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home, Macclenny, With Rev. Leslie Thomas officiating. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery.


James Harris rites January 2

James Stanley Harris, 78, of Macclenny died December 30 (2002) at St. Vincent's Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Harris was a native of Moniac and had lived in Macclenny most of his life. He was the former owner of Harris Watch and Repair Service of Macclenny, and worked as a mechanic with Fruit Growers Express in Baldwin for 17 years until his retirement. He was a member of Souls Harbor Church of God in Glen St. Mary.
He was predeceased by parents Staple and Carrie Thrift Harris and wife Thelma E. Harris Survivors include daughters Barbara A. Norman (Terry), Carolyn D. Maley (Roy) of Macclenny, and Wanda Prescott (George) of Baxter; son James Martin Harris (Darlene) of Houston, Tex.; 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
The service for Mr. Harris was held at his church on January 2 with Rev. James Scott officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


Eunice Burnett, former teacher

Eunice Dobson Burnett died February 16 (2003). She had been a resident of St. Catherine Laboure Manor in Jacksonville for the past seven years. She was born September 9, 1907 in Lake Butler and was a long time resident of Sanderson and Jacksonville. She was a very active member of Macclenny ward of the Church Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, slowed only in her latter years by her failing health.
She earned her bachelor of arts degree in education from the University of Florida while working as a teacher and raising her family on a farm south of Sanderson. She began teaching in a one room school house in Taylor at the age of 16. During her 38 year career she taught at the Sanderson school as well as Grand Park Biltmore elementary schools in Duval County. She took great pride in her sewing, gardening, canning and flowerbeds.
She was predeceased by parents George and Daisy Dotson, husband Jeff, sons George Wilbur and John Paul Burnett. Survivors include son Earl O. Burnett (Paula) of Macclenny; daughters Marjorie Fish (George) of Ogden, Utah and Marian Adams (Laurie) of Jacksonville; daughter-in-1aw Karen Burnett of Jacksonville; grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren and five great great grand children.
The service was held at her church on February 20 with Bishop Ron Vonk officiating; grandsons served as pallbearers. Burial was at Cedar Creek Cemetery Sanderson. Fraser Funeral Ho of Macclenny was in charge arrangements. family will be held from 6:00-8:00 P .M. Saturday evening at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direc­tion of the GATEWAY MEMORI­AL FUNERAL HOME, 768 West Duval Street, Lake City. (386) 752­1954. Please sign the guestbook at www.gatewayfuneralhome.com.


FISH

Dorothy Mildred Avant Fish, 78, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, 5/24/03. A native of Hacoda, Alabama she had lived in Jacksonville since 1942. She was a member of Jones Road Baptist Church and enjoyed quilting and gardening
.
Mrs. Fish is survived by her husband of 59 years, Kenneth Rex Fish, Sr., her sons, Rex and Dale Fish, her daughters, Dorothy Armstrong, Brenda Hunter, Debbi Holder, Kay Guediri and Bonnie Bailey, one sister, Ruby Whaley and her brother Royce Avant, 18 grandchildren an d 7 great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, 5/28/03 at 10:00 A.M. at Jones Road Baptist Church, interment will follow in North Prong Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday (Today) 5/27/03 from 6.00 until &00 PM. at FRASER FUNERAL HOME, 8168 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville. (904-781-4314)


Irene Griffis, 67, dies February 10 (2003)

Irene Mann Griffis, 67, died February 10. She was a native of Baker County and longtime resident of Jacksonville, where she was a member of Holly Ford Baptist Church and O.E.S. Southside Chapter #28.
She was predeceased by sisters Nina Hare and Opal Thomas; brothers Lee, A.J. and Kenneth Mann. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Monroe T. Griffis; son Rev. Terry Griffis (Shelley); sisters Corean Crews, Louise Alma Wodell, Thelma Coblentz and Willa Mae Mattie; grandson Terry "T.J." Lee Griffis Jr.
The service was held at her church on February 15 with Rev. Terry Griffis officiating. Interment followed at Swift Creek Cemetery. George H. Hewell and Son Northside Funeral Home, Jacksonville was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Morocco Temple Children's Hospital, PO Box 16039, Jacksonville, FL 32245.


Clara McDuffie dies at age 80

Clara Nadine Jones McDuffie, 80, of Macclenny died January 30. She had resided in Baker County all of her life. She was employed as a clerk with the Macclenny Post Office for 25 years until her retirement. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a champion for children, the elderly and for animals.
She was predeceased by parents John J. and Annie Bryan Jones and husband Ira Elmer McDuffie, Jr. Survivors include daughter Marcia Fern Bevis (Gerald) of Jacksonville; son Ira E. McDuffie, III (Frances) of Macclenny; grandchildren Jerry Bevis, Bryan A. McDuffie, Richard Vincent McDuffie, Misti McDuffie Lageman, Windi McDuffie and Tara McDuffie; great grandchildren Trevor Bevis, Morgan McDuffie, Maci McDuffie, Matthew McDuffie and Dylan Lageman.
The service for Mrs. McDuffie was held February 2 at her church with a eulogy by Mr. Gene McCorvey and assisted by Rev. John Hay. Interment followed in South Prong Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please mare memorials to the Children's Home Society or to the Jacksonville Humane Society. Guerry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


W. Owen Taylor funeral held on Friday

Mr. William Owen Taylor, 75, of Taylor died Wednesday in a Jacksonville hospital. The Baker County native was a member of the Taylor New Congregational Methodist Church and was retired from Continental Can Company.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Laverne Davis, Callahan; three sons, Gene Taylor and Larry Taylor, both of Glen St. Mary, George Taylor of Sanderson; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Mikelle, of Ocala and Mrs. Edith Richardson, Sanderson; three brothers, LeRoy Taylor, St. George, Ga., Milton Taylor and Frank Taylor, both of Sanderson; two step-daughters, Mrs. Arlene Lairsey, Columbus, Ga., and Mrs. Louise Willard, Waycross, Ga.; a step-son, Buddy Mashburn, Fernandina Beach; ,seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday at 11:00 a.m. from the Taylor New Congregational Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Woods and Rev. Coy Taylor officiating. Active pallbearers were Ronnie E. Taylor, Robbie Taylor, Rickie Taylor, Ronnie Taylor, Rodney Taylor and R.L. Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were Earl Thrift, Clarence Crews, Frank Ed Brantley, William Henry Crawford, Clarence Taylor, Basil Brown, Clyde Johns and Lacy Combs. Interment was in Taylor Cemetery.
jonri M. Brinkley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(10 Aug 1906 - 3 Mar 1982 s/o William Gordon)


PREVATT

Mrs. Lelia Beatrice Prevatt, age 97, of Glen St. Mary, FL died Tuesday, July 31 (2007), in the W. Frank Wells Nursing Home, Macclenny, FL following an extended illness. She was born near Sanderson, FL and lived in Jacksonville, FL, but live most of her life in Glen St. Mary, FL. She was a homemaker and member of the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Prevatt, one son, Ray Prevatt, stepson, Leon Prevatt, grandson, Donnie Moran, sisters, Fairley Rhoden and Lillie Brannen, brothers, Lucious Harvey, L. E. Harvey and Alan Harvey, stepchildren, Arthur and Sheila Prevatt. Mrs. Prevatt is survived by her two daughters, Fay (Jerry) Moran of Macclenny, FL and Mary Loy Caruthers of Gainesville, FL, one brother, J. C. Harvey of Glen St. Mary, FL, two sisters, Mazie Prevatt of Glen St. Mary, FL and Alene Griffis of Sanderson, FL, her daughterinlaw, Joy Prevatt of Glen St. Mary, FL, 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, 1 step grandchild, 4 step great grandchildren and 3 step great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 A.M. Saturday, August 4, in the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church with Elder David Crawford, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Macclenny, FL. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 P.M. Friday, August 3, at GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, U.S. 90 East, Macclenny. FL.

(22 Jul 1910 - 31 Jul 2007 - d/o Grover Cleveland Harvey & Emily Davis)


Iris Mae Williams

Mrs. Iris Mae Williams, age 85, of Macclenny, Florida died Thursday, July 26 (2007), at her residence following a long illness. She was born in Taylor, Florida and lived in Baker County all of her life. She was the daughter of the late James Benjamin "Foy" Fish and Sarah Ann Canady Fish and the widow of the late Vernon Edgar Williams. She worked as a teachers aid with the school at Northeast Florida State Hospital until her retirement in 1985. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Macclenny, Florida.
She is survived by two daughters, Anelia Ann (Robert) Cambell of Branenton, Florida and Llana Jean (Billy) Thomas of Macclenny, Florida; one brother, William "Billy" Fish of Anthony, Florida; five sisters, Lyma Raulerson of Macclenny, Florida, Cherrie Pearson of White House, Florida, Ellen L. Elender of Leabnon, Indiana, Joyce Thrift of St. George, Georgia and Typhnes Midkiff of Blue Ridge, Georgia; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also surive.


James Oliver Rowe

James Oliver Rowe, 77, passed away peacefully in his sleep early on the morning of Friday July 27, 2007 after a valiant fight with cancer. The 77-year-old Baker County native was born on December 27, 1929 on the large sprawling farm of his late parents, John W. Rowe and Minnie Belle (Kirkland) Rowe.
He graduated from Macclenny-Glen High School as Class Valedictorian in 1948 and remained a devoted friend to his classmates all of his life. He served in the United States Navy from 1948-1952 and was stationed in Bremerton, Washington on the USS Indiana. Upon his discharge as as Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class, he returned to Baker County and in 1954 married Bobbie Sue Dugger, daughter of the late Lautice and Sara Lee Crawford Dugger.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Bobbie Sue, children Patricia Rowe Bennett of Macclenny, and Julie Rowe Lee of Albany, GA and three grandchildren, Justin and Brooklyn Bennett and Chelsea Lee. Jimmie retired from Gulf Life Insurance Company in 1987. During his lifetime Jimmie enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing the harmonica for and with his friends, ballroom dancing with his wife Bobbie Sue, golfing with friends and camping and traveling with his family. He was an ardent local history enthusiast. At the time of his death, he was engaged in constructing a map of downtown Macclenny in the early 1900s, meticulously making note of the growth and development changes through the years. He was an avid supporter of Heritage Park Village and a few weeks before his death became the first performer, with his wife, on the newly constructed Pickin Parlor state before a crowd of life-time friends. Jimmie enjoyed the many patrons at the Council on aging and often entertained them by playing his harmonica during lunch time. He was an expert electrician and freely shared his talent by helping friends and neighbors anywhere from building a new home or business to repairing their broken lamps.
In addition to his immediate family, Jimmie is also survived by his brother Cecil B. Rowe of Nashville, TN; sisters: Marjorie Sharp of Daytona Beach, FL and Lucille Klingensmith of Jacksonville, FL; and a multitude of friends.
Funeral Services for Mr. Rowe were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ferreira Chapel with Pastor Sam Kitching officiating. During the service Mr. Rowe was exemplified as an exceptional man of high morals and integrity, a trusted friend and passionately devoted to his family. Internment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery south of Macclenny. Active pallbearers were Buck Braddock, Billy Harvey, Junior Smith, Donald Rhoden, Mike Yarbrough and Claudell Walker. Honorary pallbearers were T.J. Forbes, Tom Stallings, Richard ‘Dickie’ Davis, Ray Odom, Harold Finley, Bo Walker, Chuck Prachar, Billy Rowe, Dr. Gary Dopson, Dr. Jose Ramon Jimenez, Scott Walker, David Foley, Bill Baker and Dub Sands.
Memorials in Mr. Rowe’s honor may be made to the Baker County Council on Aging Building Fund at 101 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063.
Funeral arrangements for Mr. Rowe were under the care and direction of V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES 250 N. Lowder St., Macclenny, FL.


GRIFFIS

Geneva Starling Griffis, 78, died on Tuesday February 27, 1996 in St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville. She was a native and life long resident of Baker County. She was a member of the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church. She is the daughter of the late John and Louise Starling. Survivors include her husband of sixty-four years Freddie Griffis; daughter, Marjorie Murray of Macclenny; son, Gerald of Jacksonville; sisters, Eva Fowler of Plant City and Lettie Starling of Macclenny; brother, Sid Starling of Macclenny; daughters-in-law, Jo Ann, Joice, and Annette Grids; grandchildren, Gary, John Jr., Kirk, Monty, Frederick Griffis, Walter Murray, Freddie Lewis and Frankie Dudley; several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday .March 2, at 11 AM, in the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church, with Elders David Crawford, Mark Nunley and- Jessie Roberts officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Macclenny. Visitation will be on Thursday from 2 to 9 PM and Friday from 9 AM until 9 PM at Fraser Funeral Home, 712 S. 6th St., Macclenny, FL.


Phillip Mobley

STARKE - Phillip Edward Mobley, 61, of Starke died Saturday, July 19, 2003. at Shands at Alachua General Hospital following a sudden illness.
Born in Altha, Mr. Mobley was a longtime resident of Starke. He worked as an insurance agent for American General, a courier with Pony Express and served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene of Starke.
Mr. Mobley is survived by: his wife Charlotte. Gill Mobley of Starke; four daughters, Phylis Cauthen of Ocala, Linda 'Kersey of Keystone Heights, Leslie Thorn of Belleview and Julie Gibson of Jacksonville; three sons, Hans Mobley of Ocala. Ronald Clement and Paul Clement. both of Starke; his mother and step­father Mandy Irene and William Chapman of Starke; two brothers, Edward Mobley of Hampton and Fulton Mobley of Tampa; seven sisters, JoAnn Dotson of Michigan, Janice Norton, Lucille Raulerson and Ernestine Underhill, all of Starke, Eunice Caldwell of Macclenny, Grady Downey of Greenville, S.C., Jewell Johnson of Keystone Heights; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Mobley were July 23, 2003 in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel in Starke with the Rev. Fred Clem conducting the services with interment in Macedonia Cemetery in Macclenny.

(son of Wilbur Lacy Mobley & Irene Parham – 17 Sep 1941 – 19 Jul 2003)


Van Reynolds, Moniac native

Van Reynolds, 78, of Jacksonville died November 20 at St. Vincent's Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Reynolds was a native of Moniac, Ga. but had lived in .Jacksonville since 1945. He was an aircraft mechanic at Jacksonville Naval Air Station for 31 years until his retirement in 1975. He was a US Marine veteran of WW 11.
Mr. Reynolds was predeceased by parents Daniel W. and Elizabeth Dowling Reynolds. Survivors include wife Catherine Ilightower Reynolds of Jacksonville; son Jeffrey Dan Reynolds of Middleburg; step-son Clarence A. Danicls of Murfreesboro,Tenn.: granddaughtcr Wendy Reynolds of Jacksonville.
Funeral services were held November 23 in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Rev. Winson Butler, pastor of the Dinsmore Baptist ('hutch, officiating assisted by John W. Yarbrough. Interment was in Taylor Cemetery. Guerry Funeral HoHome, Macclenny, was in charge of arrangements.


Irene Shepard dies at age 84

Irene Rowe Shepard, 84, of Glen St. Mary died February 10 in St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville following a long illness. Mrs. Shepard-was a native of Macclenny, daughter of the late Frank and Maude Britt Rowe. She moved to Jacksonville in 1940, then back to Macclenny in 1967. She was the widow of Ike V. Shepard and had been employed at Northeast •Florida-State Hospital until her retirement in 1976. Mrs. Shepard was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Macclenny.
Survivors include-sons Frank W. of Glen St. Mary and Thomas F. of Fort Worth, Tex.; sisters Marie Burnsed of Glen St. Mary and Mary Roberts of Macclenny; brothers Joseph H. Rowe of Florence, S.C. and Richard D. Rowe of Bessemer, Ala.; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held February 13 In the First United Methodist Church with pastor Rev. John Gill officiating assisted by Rev. Larry Finley. Interment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery. Macclenny. Arrangements were by Guerry Funeral Home, Macclenny.

(12 May 1911 - 10 Feb 1996)


Mr. Wilkerson dies on June 9

L. E. Wilkerson of Macclenny died June 9, 2004 following an extended illness. He was a native and life-long resident of Macclenny.
He worked for the city of Macclenny for many years and was a self-employed farmer.
He was predeceased by parents Elisha and Hollie Crews Wilkerson. Survivors include wife Lavon M. Wilkerson of Macclenny; sons Wayne Wilkerson (Laura), Windell Wilkerson (Selena) and Billy Wilkerson of Macclenny; daughters Susan Smart and Hollie Ann Ivey of Macclenny; brother Satch Wilkerson of Macclenny; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
A service was held June 11 at Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny with Revs. Neal Griffis and Franklin Griffis officiating. Burial followed at Oakgrove Cemetery in Macclenny.


BARBER

Mr. William Eugene "Gene" Barber of Macclenny, FL, died Thursday, April 21, 2005 at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab of pancreatic cancer. He was one month short of his 70th birthday.
Mr. Barber was a well-known and well-respected historian, writer, art teacher, artist and grower of orchids. A native of Macclenny, he was a former officer of the Baker County 'Historical Society and remembered for his leadership and creativity in community-wide events like: the Baker County Centennial in 1961, the Glen St. Mary Centennial in 1982 and the Macclenny Centennial in 1983. Mr. Barber operated art schools in both Macclenny and at the Jacksonville Beaches, and in the 1960's was an art instructor in the Baker County Schools. He also organized and contributed his work to numerous art shows and benefits in both Jacksonville and Baker County. He was a former President of the Jacksonville Orchid Society and lectured, coordinated-flower shows and the educational programs for the membership.
The son of the late William M. "Dub" and Pearle Chesser Barber, he attended Baker County public schools and served in the Army before enrolling in the University of Florida and graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Design.
Mr. Barber is survived by Uncle and Aunt Joe and Evelyn Barber and Aunt Elene Barber, all of Macclenny, FL, and numerous cousins. He also leaves behind countless friends, former art students and admirers of his lifelong passion for art and history.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ferreira Chapel, 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063, with Pastor Eddie Griffis of Raiford Road Church officiating. The Barber family is under the care and direction of V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES (904) 259-5700. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257.


Mr. Alan "Pete" Harvey, age 77, of Macclenny, Florida, died April 6, 2005 in Shands Hospital of Gainesville, Florida. He was born in Sanderson, Florida and lived all of his life in Baker County. Pete graduated with a Bachelors Degree of Science in Agriculture in 1951 and a Masters Degree of Arts in 1956 from the University of Florida. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and an avid Gatorfan. Mr. Harvey taught Vocational Agriculture Education at Baker County High School from July of 1952 to December of 1964. At which time he was elected Superintendent of the Baker County School District. He also served as a Baker County School Board Member and was President of the Retired Educators Association of Baker County. Since 1956, Mr. Harvey was a member of the Macclenny Lions Club. He sat on the Board of Trustees for Lake City Community College. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Macclenny where he served as Treasurer and Finance Chairman. Pete was a member of the Board of Directors for the Council on Aging in Baker County.
Family members include his wife of 36 years; Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Matthews Harvey of Macclenny, FL; three daughters; Alana Harvey and Pamela Kosier of Macclenny, FL, and Sandi Harvey of Fernandina, FL; One son; Richard Duncan Harvey of Macclenny, FL; three sisters; Leila Prevatt of Macclenny, FL, Mazie Prevatt of Glen St. Mary, FL, and Allene Griffis of Sanderson, FL; one brother; J.C. Harvey of Glen St. Mary, FL; and two grandchildren; Erika and Matthew Kosier of Macclenny, FL.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 10, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Christian Fellowship Temple with Pastor John Hay officiating. Interment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family received friends on Saturday, April 9, 2005 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Christian Fellowship Temple in Macclenny, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. The arrangements were under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferriero Funeral Services, 250 N. Lowder St., Macclenny, FL 32063, (904) 259-5700.


Mrs. Raulerson funeral Sunday

Barbara A. Raulerson, 92, of Macclenny died October 20, 2004 at St. Vincent's Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Raulerson was a lifelong resident of Baker County and a member of Bethel Temple Assembly of God.
She was predeceased by parents William and Rebecca Wilkerson Chesser and husband Lee A. Raulerson. Survivors include daughter Patricia Kilpatrick of Macclenny; granddaughters Barbara Saturday of Jacksonville, Melissa Kasper of Callahan, Rhonda Barton of Macclenny; brothers John Chesser of Macclenny, William Bill Chesser of Glen St. Mary, Kirby Chesser of Tampa; sister Jessie Mae Chesser of Bryceville; 11 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
A service was held October 24 at Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny with Revs. Dr. Noel Ro


berts and Joe Raulerson officiating. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery


Ms. Raulerson, Moniac native

Myrtle Raulerson, 87, of Jacksonville died April 12, 2005 of a lengthy illness. She was born October 19, 1917 in Moniac, Ga.
Mrs. Raulerson was predeceased by parents Riley and Clara-Smith Yarbrough. She is survived by daughter Beatrice Williams (James); sons George, Wayne, and Larry Raulerson (Wanda); 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
A graveside funeral was held April 15 at Taylor Cemetery with Pastor Ronnie Williams officiating. Prestwood Funeral Home of Baldwin was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Caldwell, NEFSH retiree

Bernice Lois Caldwell, 87, of Macclenny died. Sunday, December 7, 2003 at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Jacksonville following a brief illness. She was born in Glen St. Mary, the daughter of the late Ander and Bertha Stafford Harvey, and resided in Macclenny since 1966.
Mrs. Caldwell was predeceased by husband Noah Caldwell and worked in the food service department of Northeast Florida State Hospital for 16 years until her retirement. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary.
Suvivors include son Vernon (Myrtle) Caldwell of Bryceville; daughters Shirley (Ronald) Moore of Jacksonville Beach, Fay (Earl) Mattox and Linda (Melvin) Burnsed, both of Macclenny, Deloris (Johnnie) Clements of Zephyrhills, Fla. and Joan Smothers of Jacksonville; sisters Mildred Hebert; Doris Chance and Zella Green, all of Jacksonville, and Beulah Denmark of Pensacola; also 17 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
The funeral service was conducted at 10:00 am on Wednesday, December 10 at her church with Rev. Tim Patterson officiating. Interment was in Manntown Cem­etery. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


Geraldine Green, was homemaker

Geraldine Williams Green, 78, of Spring, Tex., died April 13, 2005 after an extended illness. She was born on August 25, 1926 in Sanderson, and lived most of her life in Columbus, Ga. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She was predeceased by parents George P and Nettie Williams and her husband of 35 years, Leslie Green. Survivors include daughters Maria Weston of Ft. Worth, Tex. and Judy Rupert (Oscar) Rupert of Spring, Tex.; sisters Mary Cleveland (Thomas) of Carmel, Ind., Iris Thompson of Jacksonville and Grace Christian of Lawrenceville, Ga.; brothers Lawrence Williams of Plano, Tex., George Paul Williams of Ind., Dotis Williams (Dorothy) of Utah and J.D. Williams (Bobbie) of Pomona Park, Fla.; brothers-in-law Ray Green (Bernice) of Macclenny, Frank Green (Sue) of Sanderson and Lawrence Green (Mary) of Glen St. Mary; sisters-in-law Mattie Dowling (Melvin) of Sanderson and Barbara Ann Stansell (Kenneth) of Lake Butler; six grandchildren, 14 great grand-children and one great great granddaughter.
A graveside service was held at Taylor Cemetery on April 18 with Dr. Edsel Bone officiating. V Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Mac­clenny was in charge of arrangements.


Clarence Edward Taylor

Mr. Clarence Edward Taylor, age 86, of Taylor, Florida, died Wednesday, September 1, 2004, at his residence. He was a native and life Iong resident of the Taylor Community in which his family helped pioneer. He was a cattle farmer for 70 years and was retired from the State of Florida Department of Agriculture. He was a member of Taylor Church and the Cattleman's Association. He was the son of the late William Gordon and Anna Sweat Taylor. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Gertye Lee Stokes Taylor and siblings, Warren Taylor, Coy Taylor Inez Taylor Godwin, and R.0. Taylor Dyess.
Survivors include his daughter Vanessa Taylor Harrell of Glen St. Mary, Florida; two sons, Gordon Stewart (Ira Lene) Taylor and Gary Edward Taylor, both of Taylor, Florida; grandchildren Tammy Osburn, Crystal Barren, Gordy Taylor, Down Sessions, Sandra Harrell, Bruce Harrell, David Harrell, Shannon Moyer, Clay Taylor, lamey Hodges, Jeremy Hodges and Tommy Gallo; fifteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Saturday September 4, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. in Taylor, Church with Pastors Mark Woods, Jim Cox and Johnny Yarbrough. Interment followed in Taylor Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 3, 2004 in V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services, 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, Florida.


R. C. Starling dies of illness

Rubin C. (R.C.) Starling, 85, of Macclenny died December 16, 2004 following an extended illness. Mr. Starling was born and raised in Baker County. He moved to Columbia County in 1949 and in 1955 to Jacksonville where he worked for Ryder Truck Lines, and was transferred to Greenville, S.C., in 1965. He retired from Ryder in 1981 and moved back to Macclenny in 1992. He was a member of Pine Level New Congregational Methodist Church.
Mr. Starling was predeceased by parents Robert D. and Viola Conner Starling. Survivors include sons Lavam Starling (Doris) of Port St. Lucie, Grandle Starling (Charlotte) of South Daytona, Fla., Lamar Starling (Patty) of Jacksonville; daughters Annette Brooks (Bill) of Porter, Ind. and Elaine Brady (David) of Anderson, S.C.; sisters Bonitta Kaukkman (Al) of Glen St. Mary and Joyce Hodges (Brownie) of Middleburg; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
A service was held December 20 at his church with Rev. Fred Raulerson officiating. Burial followed at North Prong Cemetery, Baxter. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Dobson, USFS retiree

Johnnie Knight Dobson, Jr., 81, died September 12, 2004. He was a native and life long resident of Olustee. He was a veteran of the US Army in WWII and retired from the US Forestry Service Experimental Station after 30 years of service.
He was predeceased by parents Johnnie and Anna Dorman Dobson, and wife Mary. Survivors are son Leslie Dobson (Candi) of Olustee; daughters Anna Dobson Stortz (Jeff) of Lake City and Mary Sanders (Terry) of Goldbar, Wash.; sister Vonceil Fraser Alvarez; grandchildren Jason (Kate) and Jesse Dobson, Leah, Meghan and Gabby Sanders; friend Katie Weatherby and her grandson Matthew Dorman of Jacksonville.
A service is planned at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Union County with Clarence Kirkland, Jr. officiating for September 17. A visitation will be at Fraser Funeral Home of Macclenny on September 16 from 6-9 pm.


Kenneth Fish 85, retired dairyman

Kenneth Rex Fish, 85, of Jacksonville died July 24,- 2005 at his residence. He was a retired dairyman who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific, and a member of Jones Road Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by wife Mildred Avant Fish in May 2003; parents Benjamin Foy and Sarah Canaday Fish; brothers Dorsey, Wassie and Ben Fish; brothers-in-law Don Lee, Buford Thrift and Vernon. Survivors include children Dorothy Armstrong (Andy) of Newton, Miss., Rex (Sylvia) of Glen St. Mary, Brenda Hunter (Bobby) of Winder, Ga., Dale Fish (Grace) of Green Cove Springs, Debbi Holder (Joe) of Orange Park, Kay Guediri (Farid) of Marietta, Ga. and Bonnie Bailey (John) of Jacksonville; grandchildren Ken Armstrong (Heidi) of Newton, Miss., Rob Armstrong (Selina) of Jacksonville, Amy Ethridge (Dane) of Collinsville, Miss., Stacy Fish (Jaime) of Glen St. Mary, Alison Fish of Jacksonville Beach, April Fish, Paula LeStrange (Robert) and Carrie Keene (Ken) of Jacksonville, Jason Fish of Jackson Hole, Wyo., Phil Hunter of Montreal, Can., Emily Holder and Katie Holder of Orlando, Nadine Guediri and Adam Guediri of Marietta, Ga., Lea Guediri of Statesboro, Ga., Ashley Bailey (Lindsey), Brandon Bailey and Clayton Bailey of Jacksonville; great-grandchildren Eric, Ricky and Kristy Armstrong, Brandon Sheetz, Smokey and Colby Ethridge,_Haiden and Garison Fish, Anna and Nicholas Keene, Zachary LeStrange; sisters-in-law Thelma, Iona and Pat Fish.
A service was held on July 27 at Jones Road Baptist Church with Revs. Jerry Gissel and Jeff Ray officiating. Interment followed at North Prong Church Cemetery on, the St. Mary's River in Baker County. Fraser Funeral Home of Jacksonville was in charge of arrangements.


Sarah Davis, 83, dies August 19

Sarah Lee Davis, 83, of Macclenny died August 19, 2005 at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab Center. She was a lifelong resident of Baker County, a Baptist and was employed as a nurse's aide for Frank Wells Nursing Home for a number of years.
Mrs. Davis was predeceased by parents Lee L. and Lancie Canaday Fish. Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Lewis O. Davis of Macclenny; daughter Sarah Nell Shelar (Gary) of Commerce, Ga.; sons Noah Davis (Ernestine), Leonard Davis (Lorraine) and Cecil Davis (Carol) of Glen St. Mary; Russell Davis, Walter Davis (Carla) and Gilford Davis (Diane) of Macclenny; sisters Blanche Mixon of Glen St. Mary, Kizzie Davis of Marietta and Betty Jones of Macclenny; brothers Earl Fish of Macclenny and Leo Fish of Glen St. Mary; 17 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.
A service was held August 22 at Souls Harbor Church of God with Revs. James Scott and B.B. Barwick officiating. A graveside service was held August 23 at Cedar Creek Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


Rosa Thomas, Georgia native

Rosa B. Thomas, 91, of Macclenny died December 9, 2004. She was born in Moniac, Ga. and lived in Macclenny most of her life. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Thomas was predeceased by parents James Harley and Lossie Burnsed, husband Grady Thomas, sister Lottie Thrift and brother Willard Burnsed. Survivors include sons Carl Thomas (Paulette), Wendel Thomas (Emily) and Billy W. Thomas (Llana) of Macclenny, Ray Thomas (Lena) of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters Geneva Griffin (Wilburn) of Jacksonville, Minnie Johns (Clifford) and Edna Sands (George W.) of Macclenny; brother Nathan Burnsed (Dorothy) of Baxter; 10 grandchildren.
A graveside service was held December 12 with Pastor David Thomas officiating. V Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

(20 Oct 1913 - 9 Dec 2004, bur. Oak Grove cem)


Robert Hart, 80, funeral Tuesday

Robert Hart, age 80, of Macclenny died January 15, 2005 after a lengthy illness. He was born May 27, 1924 and graduated from Baker County High School. After serving in the United States Army during WW II, he received an honorable discharge in December, 1945. He worked in the construction industry for more than 50 years and 10 years as a vocational instructor in the corrections systems, where he taught construction as a rehabilitation method. He was a life-long member of the Carpenters Union Local 627, Jacksonville, and a member of First Baptist Church of Macclenny.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Yvonne M. Hicks Hart; daughters Brenda Swisher of Macclenny and Rebecca Blaudow (Todd) of Jacksonville Beach; son Robert "Bobby" M. (Cheryl) Hart of Taylor; sister Nellie Farris of Macclenny; grandsons Dustin (Tyleen), Jonathan, Adam, Jacob and Alexander.
A funeral service was held on January 18 at First Baptist Church of Macclenny with Dr. Edsel Bone officiating. Interment followed in Manntown Cemetery in Glen St. Mary. Pallbearers were Dustin and Jonathan Hart, Adam Swisher, Todd Blaudow, Glenn Hart and Clyde Lampman. Memorials can be made to the "Bound For Glory" fund in Mr. Hart's name, care of First Baptist Church of Macclenny. V Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


Fred Raulerson, 89, dies July 28

Fred Raulerson, 89, of Macclenny died July 28, 2005 at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab. He was born December 9, 1915 in Baker County and lived in the county all of his life. Mr. Rauler son was a WW II veteran of the US Army, serving in Germany and France. He retired from the De­partment of Corrections. Mr. Raul­erson was a member of Christian Fellowship Temple.
Mr. Raulerson was predeceased by parents Albert and Mandy Gain­ey Raulerson. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Emily Rauler­son of Macclenny; daughters Rachel Wyman Harris of Raiford, Mary Raulerson-Harper (Jim Adkins) of Jacksonville and Debbie Vazquez (Johnny) of Ft. Lauderdale; sons Freddie Raulerson (Belinda) of Glen St. Mary and George Raul­erson (Gina) of Lake City; brother Robert L. Raulerson of Macclenny; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.
A service was held July 30 at Christian Fellowship Temple with Pastor David Thomas officiating. Burial followed at Manntown Cemetery in Glen St. Mary. V Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


Wilford Lyons dies July 26th

Rev. Wilford Lyons, 80, of Macclenny died July 26, 2005 at his home following a long illness. He was born in Jacksonville and resided in Macclenny all of. his life. He retired as a refrigeration mechanic with Fruit Growers Express of Jacksonville, then developed and help build the Glen St. Mary Church of God where he pastored for 14 years until his retirement in 1988. He was a member of Macclenny Church of God and a Navy veteran of WW II.
He was predeceased by parents John Wesley and Pearlie Thrift Lyons Sr. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Eveline Lyons of Macclenny; sons Dwight Wilford Lyons of Jacksonville and John "Joe" David Lyons of Macclenny; grandson D.J. Lyons (Melanie) and John Patrick Lyons of Jacksonville; brothers John Wesley Lyons Jr., (June) of Macclenny, Wilbur "Dolph" Lyons (Mary), Junior Lyons (Bonnie), Jimmy Lyons (Lois) of Glen St. Mary; sister Eva Longino (Donald) of Jacksonville; and two great grandchildren.
A service will be held at his church on July 28 at 7:00 pm with Revs. Shannon Conner and Louis Wilson officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm at the church before the service. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on July 29 at Macedonia Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


The Times-Union Obituaries

MANN

Eva Raulerson Mann age 91 of Sanderson, Florida died Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at Frank Wells Nursing Home in Macclenny, Florida. She was born September 6, 1913 in Monica, Georgia. She is the daughter of the late Arthur R. and Elizabeth Johns Raulerson. Ms. Mann owned and operated Raulerson's Grocery in Sanderson from 1927-1989. She was a member of Pine Level Church. She is predeceased by her husband Thomas Orson Mann, her daughter Mary Peeler and grandson; Glenn Nettles.
Family members include; two sons W.T. "Buck" Mann (Dolly) and W. A. "Bill" Raulerson (Gracie) both of Sanderson, FL; Five daughters Faye Nettles of Sanderson, FL; Irene Manning of Macclenny, FL; Elizabeth Peek (Billy) of Jekyll Island, GA; Gracie Freeman (Dewy) of Alma, GA; and Amy Hodges of Sanderson, FL; 22 grandchildren, and numerous Great Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren also survive.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, July 22, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Pine Level Church, Baker County, Florida with Pastors Fred Raulerson and Jerry Sisk officiating. Internment will follow at Manntown Cemetery, Glen St. Mary, Florida. The family will receive friends today, Thursday, July 21, 2005 from 5-9 p.m. at Fraser Funeral Home. The arrangements are under the care and direction of FRASER-FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES 712 S. 6th Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 (904) 259-2521.


MARKHAM, MAMIE ILA PRINGLE COLEMAN -- of Branford died Wednesday, June 22, 1983, at North Florida Regional Hospital after a long illness. She was 77.
Born in Bryceville, Fla., Mrs. Markham lived in the Lake Butler area for 42 years before moving to Branford five years ago. She was a housewife and a member of the McCall's Chapel United Methodist Church in Branford.
Survivors include four daughters, Lettie Deas of Jacksonville, Juanita Mikell of Branford, Wilma Allen of Lake Butler and Malovene Elrod of South Carolina; a brother Luell Pringle of Sulphur LA; two sisters, Vinessa Barber of Los Angeles and Marie Mikell of Macclenny; and 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.



Pearl H. Harvey dies May 23rd

Pearl Higginbotham Harvey 89, of Jacksonville died May 23 at Brookdale Cypress Village following an extended illness. She was born in Jasper and moved to Glen St. Mary, then to Jacksonville to live with her daughter in 2000. She worked as a clerk at several stores in Glen St. Mary. She was honored by her church, First Baptist Glen St. Mary, on May 3, 1992 and was given a special plaque as the oldest active member. She also sang in the choir.
She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Claude Harvey and sister Daisy Davis. Survivors include daughter Joy Baker (Jerry); grandsons Jeffr (Melissa) and Keith (Kimmie); great grandchildren Ashley, Kaitland and Kurt of Boynton Beach; brother J.D. Higginbotham (Mamie).
A service was held at 11:00 on Wednesday, May 25 at her church with Rev. Ray McKendree officiating. Interment was at Manntown Cemetery in Glen St. Mary. Visitation was held one hour prior to service at the church. Guerry Funeral Home of Maccleny was in charge of arrangements.


Annie Lowery was dietician

Annie Mae Lowery, 87, of Glen St. Mary died December 12, 2004 at Frank Wells Nursing Home. She was born in Sanderson and lived in Baker County all her life. She was a member of Mt. Zion New Congregational Methodist Church and retired from the NEFSH as a dietician
. She was predeceased by parents Duncan and Ethal Davis Harris and Son Jimmie F. Lowery Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Gladney D.. Lowery of Glen St. Mary; daughter Bonnie Griffis (Frank) of Macclenny; daughter-in-law Elizabeth A. Lowery of Macclenny; son Mark D. Lowery (Angela) of Macclenny; sisters Bill Willis of Jacksonville and Mary Harris of Macclenny; brother Warren Long (Beatrice) of New Smyrna, Fla. and Johnnie Long of Macclenny; 12 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and one great great grandson.
A service was held December 15 at 2:00 pm at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Pastors Bobby Griffin and Avin Miller officiating. Interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery. V Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


Lewis Crews dies June 10th

Lewis Alvin Crews, 73, of Macclenny died June 10, 2005 at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital. He was a native and lifelong resident of Baker County.
Mr. Crews was predeceased by parents Thomas Burton and Rosa Mae Rhoden Crews. Survivors include wife Deloris R. Crews of Macclenny; daughters Ella Mae Crews and Tammy Phillips (Darrel) of Macclenny, Tina Rogers of Sanderson; son Lewis A. Crews Jr. (Shelly) of Macclenny; sisters Beulah Mae Rewis and Mattie Canaday of Macclenny, Juanita Crawford of Orange Park; grandsons Joshua Crews, Phillip Rogers, Dustin Phillips and Ryan Phillips.
A service was held June 13 at Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church with Elder David Crawford officiating. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Macclenny. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


Pearl Ferreira dies at age 85

Annie Pearl Ferreira, 85, of Macclenny died October 24, 2004. She was a native of Bradford County and had lived in Jacksonville until 1972 when she moved to Macclenny. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Middleburg Ward.
Mrs. Ferreira was predeceased by parents Burton and Vadie Adams Beasley and husband Arthur Ferreira Jr. Survivors include daughter Linda Pittman (Henry) of Green Cove Springs; sons Stanley Ferreira (Charine) of Jacksonville, Robert Ferreira (Debra) of West Point, Utah and Glen Ferreira (Pamela) of Alaska; sister Teretha Wilford of Jacksonville; brother Burton Beasley of Gastonia, N.C.; 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
A service was held October 27 at 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Macclenny with President James Hill and Bishop Zack Smallwood officiating. Burial followed at Manntown Cemetery in Glen St. Mary. Pallbearers were Stanley Ferreira, Rick Ferreira, Robert Ferreira, Derrick Ferreira, Henry Pittman, Brian Pittman, Trey Pittman, Glen Ferreira and Chad Ferreira. Fraser Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.


Hattie Barton dies at age 88

Hattie Lee Barton, 88, of Macclenny died December 30, 2004 at Frank Wells Nursing Home in Macclenny following a brief illness. She was born in Sanderson and was a life-long residence of Baker County. She worked as manager of the Suwannee Grocery Store and retired after 38 years of service.
She was predeceased by parents Ander and Mattie Dugger Davis and husband Earn Barton. Survivors include son Tom Barton (Mary) of Glen St. Mary; daughters Carolyn Boatright (Kenneth) of Lake City, Marilyn Raulerson (Billy) of Macclenny; six grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
A service was held January 3 at Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny with Rev. Tim Patterson officiating. Macedonia Cemetery was the burial site.


Lynn Adair Barnes, 74 died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1972 in Ed Fraser Hospital , Macclenny, Baker County, Florida.
He is survived by the widow, Effie Thrift Barnes, A daughter, Barbara ( Randolph) Chisholm; Macclenny, 2 sons, Elmer ( Hazel) Barnes, Macclenny; Elgin ( Dorothy) Barnes, Macclenny; a sister, Roma Wetherington, Macclenny, 8 grandchildren and 1 great- grandchild.
Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Macclenny First United Methodist Church with burial in Macedonia Cemetery.

Barnes-Funeral services for the Rev. Lynn Adair Barnes, 74, of Macclenny, will be conducted from Macclenny First United Methodist Church Friday at 3 p.m. with the Rev Paul H. Watts, the Rev Lawton B. Thomas and the Rev James A. Moore officiating. Interment will be in Macedonia Cemetery north of Macclenny. Masonic graveside services will be conducted by Dawkins Lodge 60 F & A. M. Members of the lodge are requested to meet at thr lodge at 1 p.m.
The Rev Barnes a lifetime resident of Macclenny & Baker County died early Wednesday morning of a short illness. He was an ordained minister of the Independent Methodist Church, a member of thr First United Methodist of Macclenny. Mr Barnes was a past Master and Chaplin Emeritus of Dawkins Lodge 60 F & A. M.: a life member and past and present Worthy Patron of Leona Knabb Chapter 212, OES, of Macclenny.
Surviors include his wife, Mrs. Effie Thrift Barnes, of Macclenny; a daughter, Mrs. Randolph Chisholm, Macclenny, two sons, Elmer L. Barnes and Elgin J. Barnes both of Macclenny; a sister, Mrs. Roma Wethington, of Macclenny; 8 granschildren and one great-grandchild.


MARKHAM, HARLEY HUGH -- 81, died Tuesday morning, October 21, 1975, in the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Lake City after an extended illness. He was born in Columbia County, living in the Lulu and Lake Butler communities most of his life. He was a World War I Veteran and a member of the Methodist Church.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mamie Markham of Lake Butler; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Regier of Hinderson, Nebraska, and Mrs. Helen Scot of Ft. Lauderdale; one son, Rudolph Markham of Gainesville; five step-daughters, Mrs. Lettie Deas of Jacksonville, Mrs. Juanita Mikell of Branford, Mrs. Wilma Allen of Lake Butler, Mrs. Malovene Elrod of Archer, and Mrs. Ruby Lee Henry of England; three sisters, Mrs. Donna Ward of Lake Butler, Mrs. Delma Pearce of Jacksonville, and Mrs. Lola Doughas of Belglade; one brother, Bloomer Markham of Columbia City; 23 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2pm in the Chapel of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler, with Rev. Leman Ward officiating.
Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery.


PRINGLE, LUELL -- 90, of Sulphur, Louisiana, died at 2:15AM on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 in his residence.
Mr. Pringle was born in Florida and moved to Sulphur over 35 years ago. He was the Pastor of Sulphur Revival Center. Mr. Pringle wrote, played, and composed his own Christian songs and music.
He never met a stranger. He was a very giving and kind man, and he loved everyone he met.
Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, Clara Pringle of Sulphur; six daughters, Louise "Teddie" Wimberly, Jesse Pringle, and Rhonda Lundy all of Florida, Diane Menard of Carlyss, Vivian Ann Epperson of Sulphur, and JoAnn Daigle of Hackberry; two sons, Allen Glenn Clark of Colorado and Chris Glenn Clark of Carlyss; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, July 8, 2005 in Sulphur Revival Center. The Rev's Richard and Larry Doucet will officiate. Burial will be in Farquar Cemetery in Sulphur under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Thursday from 9:00AM until 10:00PM in the funeral home. Visitation will continue on Friday from 8:30AM until time of service in the church.
Johnson Funeral Home, 4321 Lake Street, Lake Charles, LA 70605


BARBER, VYNESSIE LEE PRINGLE -- Funeral services for Vynessie Lee Barber, 97, will be at 2 p.m. today, March 5, in Johnson Funeral Home, Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Rev. W.H. Yarbrough will officiate.
Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation is from 8 a.m. Mrs. Barber died at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 1999, in a local hospital. She was a native of Jacksonville, Fla., and had lived in Mountain View, Calif., for many years before moving to Lake Charles several years ago. She was a member of Assembly of God in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Survivors include four daughters, Emma Hagar of Lake City, Fla., Blanche Slaydon and Vynessie Sellars, both of Westlake, and Georgia Fink of Lake Shasta, Calif.; four sons, George Johns of Fernindina Beach, Fla., Leon Johns of Sulphur, William Johns of Mittie and Albert Johns of Beaumont, Texas; one brother, Luell Pringle of Sulphur; 35 grandchildren; 87 great-grandchildren; and 55 great-great-grandchildren.


BARTON, GUS JUNIOR -- age 80, of Macclenny, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2006. He was born in Baker County on December 10, 1925. He is the son of the late Foster and Marie Barton. He has lived in Baker County all of his life. He was a member of Glen Friendship Tabernacle Church. He worked for L.V. Hiers Gas Company as a truck driver for 45 years. He enjoyed fishing, yard work and he loved the mountains and attending church. He is predeceased by his son; Thomas Wayne Barton.
Family members include his wife of nearly 56 years; Polly Stewart Barton; and his son James Harold (Sharon)Barton; both of Macclenny, his sister Mildred Carlson of Seattle, WA; sister-in-law; Tinkey Starling of Macclenny, three grandchildren; Christy (Hunter) Taylor; Kevin Barton and David Barton; and two Great Grandchildren; James Ray Barton and Cole Hunter Taylor.
Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2006 at Glen Friendship Tabernacle Church with Pastor Albert Starling officiating. Interment followed in Macedonia Cemetery. The family received friends at the church on Thursday, February 16, 2006 from 6 to 8 p.m. The arrangements for the Barton family were under


COLEMAN, INEZ BOYD -- 87, native and long-term resident of Sanderson, Florida passed gently from this life, Tuesday (February 28, 2006) morning at her daughter's home.
Mrs. Coleman was predeceased by parents Mancil and Salina Boyd, husband of 47 years; James Marlin Coleman of Jacksonville, FL; siblings Altie Oglesby, Bailey Boyd, Ossie Boyd, Leona Thornton, Louise Miller, Henson Boyd, Noah Boyd, Cassie Axtel; and son Robert Mancil Coleman.
She is survived by daughters Madge Inez Newman and Gloria Morine Padgett of Houston, TX. Sons-in-law, Bobby Newman of Houston, TX and Jesse Padgett of Hinesville, GA and daughter Sharon Berniece Coleman of Columbus, OH; 7 Grandchildren, 9 Great-Grandchildren, 6 Great-Great Grandchildren and myriad beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Sister Inez will be especially missed by the Brothers and Sisters in her family at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday, March 4, 2006, with Elders Jimmie Thornton, Jimmy Brannen and Aubrey McCormick officiating.
Interment followed in South Prong Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2006 in the Ferreira Chapel. The arrangements for the Coleman family are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services.


COLEMAN, JOHN WESLEY -- age 31, of Baldwin, Florida, passed away on Friday, September 12, 2003. He was born in Macclenny, Florida.
Survivors include his children, Kaylobe and Ashley Coleman of Baldwin, Florida; his parents, Roy and Frances Coleman of Baldwin, Florida; brothers, Alvin (Penny) Branch of Glen St. Mary, Florida, Aaron Branch of Carson City, Nevada, and Roy Coleman, Jr. of Oakland, California; sisters, Denese (John) Kico of Willowby, Ohio, and Darlyn (Philip) Schweckendieck of Baldwin, Florida.
Funeral services were conducted 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2003, at Grace Baptist Church, Baldwin, Florida, with Pastor DeWayne Jowers officiating.
Interment followed at South Prong Cemetery, Sanderson, Florida. The family received friends Monday evening at the funeral home. Arrangements were by Prestwood Funeral Home, 270 U.S. 301 North, Baldwin, Florida.


JACKSONVILLE - Monroe Tate Griffis, 74, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007.
Mr. Griffis was a native of Bradford County and a longtime resident of Jacksonville. He was very active in the Oceanway Community Center and was a former longtime member of the Hollyford Baptist Church where he served as deacon. At the time of his death he was a member of Harvest Baptist Church.
Mr. Griffis was also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #11406, Order of the Eastern Star Southside Chapter #28, Masonic Lodge #279 F&AM and the Jacksonville Scottish Rite. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Irene Griffis, his parents, Ruby and Leonard Griffis; brothers Edward, Ray, Junior, Leon, Cleon and Don; and his sister, Joyce.
Mr. Griffis is survived by his son, Terry Griffis; five brothers, Woodrow, Billy, Leroy, James and Riley; four sisters, Doris King, Wanda Corbet, Diane Moody and Rosemary Vanzant; one grandson and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Thursday, Jan. 25, from 6-8 p.m. at George H. Hewell and Son Funeral Home, 4747 Main Street, Jacksonville.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. at Harvest Baptist Church, 1051 Arlington Road N., Jacksonville, with the Rev. Terry Griffis conducting the services.
Interment will occur at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Mt. Zion Swift Creek Cemetery in Lake Butler.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that memorials be made to Community Hospice Foundation, 4114 Sunbeam Road Suite #101, Jacksonville, FL 32257


Mrs. Ida Brown Smith 84, Macclenny, died Friday after a long illness. She was a native of Baker County. Sister, Mrs. Luycinda Raulerson, brother J.D. Brown, Sr.

7 Mar 1884 - 18 Oct 1968, buried in North Prong cem. w/o Joseph M. Smith, d/o David James Brown & Sarah Rebecca Altman


Karelle Walker, 89, dies May 13th
Written by notice
Thursday, 15 May 2008

Karelle S. Walker, 89, died May 13, 2008 in Jacksonville. A native of Suwannee, Georgia, she was born on January 12, 1919, the daughter of the late Charlie Edgar and Lillie Belle (Buice) Stonecypher.
She married Elijah James (Lige) Walker in Ashburn, Georgia in 1939. Around 1945, after living in Lake City, they moved to Glen St. Mary and lived at Pine Top.
In 1962, Mrs. Walker opened a women’s apparel and accessory store in Macclenny. Her store, Karelle’s Town Shop, was the main women’s clothing store in Macclenny at that time. Mrs. Walker was well-known in the community and one of the more successful businesswomen in Baker County. She operated her business until about 1989 when she sold it and retired.
Mrs. Walker was at the time of her death the oldest continuous member of the First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary, having joined around 1946-47. She was a member of the Omega Sunday School class and had served as a Sunday School teacher at the church for several years, and was also on the decorating committee.
In addition to her church work, she was active in the Macclenny Business Women’s Club where she had served as president. She was a lifelong Democrat and also a Pink Lady for Ed Fraser Hospital when it opened in the 1950’s. She was devoted to her faith, her family and loved the people of Baker County.
Mrs. Walker was preceded in death by husband Lige, daughter Jamie Kay (Walker) Burnett and son-in-law, John Allen Burnett. She is survived by sister Mozelle Blankenship of Statesboro; brother Raleigh Stonecypher of Eastman, GA; sons Scott Walker and Ronald (Elaine) Walker of Glen St. Mary; grandchildren Dr. John Albert (Katherine) Burnett of Reno, James Douglas (Kathy) Burnett and Jason (Leslie) Burnett, Kimberly (Craig) Laidman, Jana Lee Walker and six great- grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at her church on Friday, May 16, at 11:00 am with Rev. Ray McKendree officiating. Interment will follow at Olustee Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, May 15, from 6:00-8:00 pm at the church. The arrangements are under the direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services.


Rosa S. Walker
Mrs. Rosa S. Walker, age 96, died Saturday, January 10, 2004, in the Wyndham Lakes Assisted Living in Jacksonville, Florida. The life long resident of Baker County was a member of the First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary and was a school teacher for many years. Mrs. Walker was one of Baker County’s most esteemed educators and was the founding president of the Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta International Honorary Sorority for Women Educators. This sorority was founded in 1947 and the local chapter was formed in 1959. After getting her teaching certificate, she taught in Taylor and one term at Oak Grove. In 1926, she married Kenneth Walker, she stopped teaching for about twelve years and went to the University of Florida on the weekends and got her teaching degree in the 1940’s and taught for 31 years.
Her father and mother, William Henry Stone, Jr. (North Prong Cemetery) and Mary Rhoden Stone (North Prong Cemetery), preceded her in death, also her husband, Kenneth Walker (Taylor Cemetery).
Survivors include two sons, W. Ben Walker of Glen St. Mary, Florida, and Billy J. Walker of Jacksonville, Florida; six grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 13, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary, with Reverend Tim Patterson and Reverend Ray McKendree officiating. Interment followed in the Taylor Cemetery. Visitation was held at the church on Monday, January 12, 2004, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Northeast Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32257 or First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary, 9846 George Tabor, Glen St. Mary, Florida 32040 or your favorite charity.
Fraser Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of all arrangements.


Rosa Walker honored
Mrs. Rosa Walker was honored by fellow Alpha Kappa Delta members as their way of celebrating A.D.K. month. Mrs. Walker is one of Baker County?s most esteemed educators and is the founding president of the Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta International Honorary Sorority for Women Educators. This sorority was founded in 1947 and the local chapter was formed in 1959.
At the October 12th meeting Mrs. Walker was crowned "Queen for the Day". Carmean Johnson, current president of the sorority, read a tribute to Mrs. Walker which recounted some of the teaching experiences and biographical data of the honoree. When Mrs. Walker taught at Oak Grove she taught grades one through eight ? all ages, all subjects. As was the custom, she was given a teaching certificate when she passed the state teacher?s exam. However, later, after she was married and had two sons, she attended The University of Florida on the weekends and earned her degree. She taught for thirty-one years and retired in 1972.
At 93 years old, Mrs. Walker remains active in the teachers? sorority, rarely missing a meeting. She also is active in her church and The Retired Teacher?s Association. Her dedication to the educational community and her personal and spiritual strength are an inspiration to the many lives she has touched.
Miss Rosa was presented a gift from the club, and refreshments, including a cake with violets and the words, "In honor of Rosa Walker" were served.

Sorority holds anniversary tea
Alpha Delta Kappa members celebrated the anniversary of the honorary teachers sorority with a "tea" at the Baker County High School?s Cat?s Café Thursday afternoon. Reminiscent of a tea in the date of the founding in 1947, the members wore their "best dresses and hats and gloves." Tea was poured by hostesses Dean Rhoden and Marlys Thomas. Pink roses graced the table. Finger sandwiches, small tarts and other delicious goodies were served. The roses were later taken to Mrs. Rosa Walker, the first president of the local group. Mrs. Walker who is still an active member was unable to attend because of a recent illness.
This international honorary sorority was founded by three visionary women who saw a need to recognize and support the professional efforts of outstanding women educators. Since its founding, more than 125,000 women educators around the world have discovered the many opportunities provided by membership in Alpha Kappa Delta. These opportunities include recognition of their commitment to educational excellence, personal and professional growth, and collectively channeling energies for the good of their schools, communities, and the teaching profession.
The local chapter, Alpha Epsilon, has 22 active members and four pledges. They sponsor a book scholarship for a local graduate and participate in altruistic activities both on a local and state level. Each fall they have a yard sale to help raise money for these causes.
Karl Rhoden is the current recipient of the book scholarship. Other students who have recently benefitted from the award are: Carrie Griffis, Octavius Newton and Allison Vorhees.

Rosa Stone Walker
Retired Baker County educator, Mrs. Rosa Walker, will board a plane for Columbia, Missouri May 31st to see her great granddaughter, Elizabeth Mobley, marry Dave Hammons on June 1. Miss. Rosa, as most of us call her, celebrated her 94th birthday June 24 and she lets very little stop her from enjoying a full and well rounded life.
At age 91 she flew to London and Israel. She drove her own car until eye degeneration at age 91 forced her to stop.
Accompanying her to Missouri will be Elizabeth's parents Thomas and Mary Lillian Mobley, grandparents Ben and Myrtice Walker, son Bobby and his wife Molly Johns and Elizabeth?s brother Scott and his wife Jennifer Mobley.


EUREE TANNER GARRETT, 83, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2008. Mrs. Garrett was a native of Bacon County, Georgia and had lived in Jacksonville since 1956. She was an active member of North Jacksonville Church of God.
Euree was preceded in death by her husband, Lemmie D. Garrett, four brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include two sisters, Louise Taylor of Jacksonville, FL and her husband Cash and Eloise Taylor of Douglas GA and her husband Ashley; one step-son, Billy Garrett; numerous nieces and nephews, other loving family and dear friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, May 30 at North Jacksonville Church of God, 7600 Kenya Street, with Rev. James A. Hull officiating.
Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery in Macclenny, Florida. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com


DWIGHT LEIGH GREEN, age 65, of Macclenny, Florida passed away on Monday, April 3rd, 2006 from injuries obtained from a motorcycle accident. He was born on January 23, 1941. He moved to Baker County 26 years ago from Gainesville, Florida. Mr. Green was a former member of the Route Hawgs of Macclenny Motorcycle Club, Christian Motorcycle Association of Macclenny and was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary. He was a reminiscer who enjoyed antique shopping and also collected hats, Harley Davidson and University of Michigan paraphernalia. Mr. Green was passionate about his huge bowl of chocolate ice cream, Bi-Lo's Rootbeer, and Mallow cups.
Family members include his loving wife of 30 years; Anne Louise Carter Green; his children; Robert Green (Teresa) of Cleveland, TN, Misty Chechak (Mike)of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Clarke Shealy (Kjaristy) of Gainesville, FL, Tracey Shealy of Providence, FL, Marvin Shealy (Catherine) of Gainesville, FL, and Paul Shealy of Jacksonville, FL; and 14 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 7th, 2006 at First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary with Pastor Robert Green, Pastor Perry Hayes and Frank Brown officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 6th, 2006 in the Ferreira Chapel.
Interment will be in Macedonia Cemetery. The arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services, 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 (904)259-5700.


The Florida Times Union - August 7, 2005
CHISM Benjamin - Franklin Chism age 65 of Moniac, Georgia passed away August 5, 2005 at his home. He was born October 5, 1939 in Moniac, Georgia to \the late Robert Leon and Effie Dowling Chism. He has lived in Moniac all of his life. Mr. Chism retired after 20 years as Supervisor with the Water Department of the City of Jacksonville. He was a member of Moniac Baptist Church. He was a 32 degree Mason of the Dawkins Masonic Lodge #60 of Macclenny, Florida.
Family members include his wife of 46 years Glenda Joyce Williams Chism; his daughter Teresa Crawford( Mitchell); three sons; Mike Chism (Rhonda); Bryan Chism (Dedra) and Greg Chism (Amy); and his sisterinlaw Lois Chisholm all of Moniac, GA; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive. Funeral Services will be held Monday, August 8, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. At Moniac Baptist Church with Pastor James Connor officiating. Internment will follow in Canaday Cemetery with Masonic Rites. The family will receive friends Sunday,August 7, 2005 from 3 to 6 p.m. At The Ferreira Chapel. The arrangements for the Chism family are under the care and direction of V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES 250 North Lowder St., Macclenny, FL 32063 (904) 2595700.


The Florida Times-Union Oct. 4, 1982
Mr. Farley L. Burnsed Jr.
Burnsed – Mr. Farley L. Burnsed Jr. (Junior), 52, resident of Macclenny died in a Jacksonville Medical Center. Mr. Burnsed was a native of Moultrie, GA. He was employed with the city of Macclenny as a superintendent of Water & Sewage Services for 30 years. Survivors include, his wife, Mrs. Eunice Burnsed, Macclenny, FL; 2 daughters, Christine Taylor, Glen St. Mary, FL and Miss Becky Burnsed, Macclenny, FL; 2 sons, Mr. Derrell Burnsed, Macclenny, FL and Mr. Jeff Burnsed, Glen St. Mary, FL; 2 sister, Mrs. Dorothy Steinbach and Mrs. Beulah Moody, both of Jacksonville, FL; 3 brothers, Missing section…..
Burnsed, Macclenny, FL; and 4 grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Pine Grove Methodist Church in Taylor, FL with the Rev. John W. Yarbrough, officiating. Interment will be in Taylor Cemetery with Brinkley Funeral Home in Macclenny in charge.


G. C. Brown, Buried At Taylor Wednesday
George Carl Brown, 85, died in a Jacksonville hospital Monday noon following a long illness. Mr. Brown had been living in Jacksonville for a number of years but was a native of Baker County. He was born, reared and spent all his life at the old home place in the Taylor district. This home being one of the county’s oldest, having been build in 1852 of hewed heart timber with outlooks left in the walls for Indian fighting.
Mr. Brown was one of our most prominent citizens and a man who lived by the golden rule-his word was his bond. It was the editor’s pleasure and privilege to have known “Uncle Carl” for many years.
Mr. Brown is survived by his widow, Mrs. Minnie Taylor Brown Jacksonville, four sons, Curtis Brown, U. S. Army, Charleston, S. C., Ray Brown, Sanderson, Lucius and Basil Brown, Jacksonville, six daughters, Mrs. Minnie Lee Futch, Lake City, Mrs. Rudolph Loadholtz, Sanderson, Mrs. Pauline Johnson, Miss Ruth Brown, Mrs. Irene Dugger, Mrs. Dorris Batten, Jacksonville and a sister Mrs. Sara Knabb of Macclenny.
Funeral services were conducted at the Taylor Church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. Raiford Crews, Sanderson and Rev. Rickertson, Jacksonville, officiating. Burial was in Taylor Cemetery.
Pall bearers active: T. J. Raulerson, Ralph Knabb, Fred Combs, Millard Braddock, Robert Dugger, C. H. Rhoden. Honorary: B. R. Dinkins, Frank Combs, J. D. Burnsed, G. D. Fish, N. W. Fish, Mitchell Rhoden, Henry Rhoden, Ave Godwin and Geo. P. Williams (09 Nov 1865 – 21 May 1951)


Mrs. Gussie K. Brown Buried Taylor Thursd’y
Funeral services for Mrs. Gussie Knabb Brown, wife of James David Brown, retired Jacksonville police officer, who died after a long illness at her home in Jacksonville Tuesday morning, were held at the Taylor Cemetery Thursday morning at 11 o’clock Rev. C. H. Rhoden and Rev. J. D. Williams officiating.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown were both natives of Baker County, but had lived in Jacksonville for the past 33 years. She was a member of one of the county’s leading families and attended school in Macclenny. A good Christian wife and mother gone to her reward.
She is survived by her husband, mother, Mrs. Sarah Knabb, Jacksonville, two daughters, Miss Inez Brown, and Miss Joyce Brown, two sons, J. D. Brown, Jr., and George Earl Brown all of Jacksonville, two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Combs, Macclenny and Mrs. George Raulerson, Baxter.
(22 May 1892 – 17 Oct 1944)


Mrs. Lilliam (sic) Blume Claimed By Death
Mrs. Lillian Dinkins Walker Blume, 83, died in a Jacksonville hospital Friday morning, 11th, following an extended illness. Mrs. Blume was a native of Baker County, being the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Dinkins of the Cuiler section. She was an outstanding character in the life of Baker County for many years- an ideal mother, neighbor and friend- she was well loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed in the life of Baker County.
Funeral services were conducted at the Macclenny Church of God Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with Pastor, B. E. Chesser, assister by Rev. Billy Patterson of Glen Baptist Church officiating.
Active pallbearers were Vernon Walker, Claudell Walker, Drew Walker, Ben Walker, Billy Walker and Ivor McConnell. Honorary: R. E. Totman, Travis Clark, Clarence Crews, George Bennett, Raiford Crews, C. J. Rowe, J. G. Crews, B. H. Dugger, Phillip Taylor, L. C. Oliver. John M. Brinkley, Mortician, was in charge of arrangements.
Surviving Mrs. Blume are three sons, J. Ira Walker, Macclenny; O. K. Walker, Sanderson; C. J. Walker, Hilliard; one stepson, B. W. Walker, Jacksonville; one step daughter, Mrs. Mattie Stevens, Wauchula; and two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Taylor, Baldwin; Mrs. C. B. Allen, Bushnell.
(26 Feb 1875 - 11 Apr 1958)


Baker County Press October 9, 1942
Mrs. Mamie Boyd Claimed by Death
Mrs. Mamie Boyd, 58, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. C. Richardson, 212 Spring Street, Jacksonville. A native of Baker County, she had resided in Jacksonville for the past two years. She is survived by her widower, Henry Boyd, Sanderson; two other daughters, Mrs. Roxie Jackson and Miss Margaret Boyd, Jacksonville; three sons, J. D. Boyd, and Tommie Boyd of Jacksonville and Clarence Boyd, U. S. Army, Miami,; five sisters, Mrs. Lula Sapp, of Sapp, Mrs. Ada Rigdon, Philadelphia, Pa.; Mrs. Dona Blair and Mrs. Allie Johnson, Jacksonville and Mrs. Rosa Fraser, Sanderson,; four brothers, J. K. Roberts, Frostproof, M. G. Roberts, Wauchula, W. H. Roberts, Raiford and P. T. Roberts, Lawtey.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 11 A. M. from the graveside in South Prong Cemetery, with the Rev. Ellison McCormick, officiating. Pallbearers were: Bill Pittman, James H. Smitherman, Alton Fraser, C. C. Fraser, J. C. Oglesby and Harold Mann. Funeral Arrangements were under the direction of Key-McCabe Funeral Home.
(26 Apr 1888 - 6 Oct 1942)


Mrs. Minnie Brown Funeral held Tuesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Jane Taylor Brown, 80, were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday in the Woodstock Park Congregational Holiness church with Rev. Jimmy Dobbs, pastor and Rev. Fred Combs of Sanderson, officiating. Burial was in Taylor Cemetery, Taylor at 4 p.m. under the direction of Key-McCabe Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were William C. Davis, Leslie Thomas, Barney Crews, W. S. Crews, Robert Dugger and T. J. Raulerson. Honorary pallbearers were G. D. Fish, J. D. Burnsed, George Raulerson, Lawton Conner, Edgar Crawford, B. H. Fraser, Frank Combs, Ira M. Godwin.
Mrs. Brown moved to Jacksonville 12 years ago. She was the widow of the late G. Carl Brown of Taylor, and a daughter of the late T. P. Taylor of Macclenny. Both pioneer and prominent Baker County families, with large family connections. She was a native of Baker County.
Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Everett Loadholtz, Sanderson, Mrs. M. D. Futch, Mrs. G. W. Batten, Mrs. J. J. Ricker, Mrs. Leslie Dugger, Mrs. J. W. Johnson, all of Jacksonville, two sisters, Mrs. J. I. Harvey, Sanderson, Mrs. Ray Travis, Orange, Texas, two brothers, Lee Taylor, Jacksonville, Dillon Taylor, Orange, Texas, four sons, Geo. C. Brown, Lucious Brown and Basil Brown, all of Jacksonville and Ray Brown, Sanderson, 25 Grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
(18 Aug 1880 – 27 Aug 1960)


Mrs. Zillie Burnsed
Mrs. Zillie Burnsed, 33, of Macclenny, died in a local hospital early yesterday morning following a brief illness. Mrs. Burnsed was born near Macclenny and had lived there all her life.
Besides her husband, Clifford P. Burnsed, she leaves three daughters, Louise, Juanita and Bonita, and two sons, Albert and L. D. Burnsed all of Macclenny; two sisters, Mrs. Onie Coleman, Olustee, and Miss Cora Coleman, Raiford, and three brothers, Lewis, Gideon and Cecil Coleman, Macclenny.
Funeral services will be held in the Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church at 3 o’clock this afternoon. Elder W. R. Rhoden officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of the Seashole Funeral Parlors. – Tines-Union Friday.
3 Sep 1902 - 6 Feb 1936


Baker County PressMay 8, 1942
Mrs. Thelma Wilson Crews Dies at Moniac
Mrs. Thelma Wilson Crews, 35 of Moniac, Ga., died in a local hospital early Friday following a brief illness. A native of Clay County, Mrs. Crews had lived most of her life at Moniac.
Surviving are her husband James C. Crews; her mother, Mrs. Alice Wilson, Moniac, Ga.; four daughters, Miss Delsie Crews, Jacksonville; Misses Elsie Lovie and Lula Mae Crews all of Moniac, Ga.; three sons, Tholie, J. T., and Orenuis Crews all of Moniac, Ga.; three sisters, Mrs. Margie Forbes, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Alma Raulerson and Mrs. Alif Reynolds, Moniac, Ga. Funeral services will be held in the Church of God at Baxter, at 11 A. M. Monday, the Rev. L. S. Williams, officiating. The body will rest at the home from 5 P. M. Saturday until time for the services Monday. Interment will be in the Moniac Cemetery under the director of Seashole Funeral Parlors. – Times-Union, May 2nd.


Bradford County Telegraph March 22, 1919
Death of Mrs. W. H. Dowling
Last Tuesday morning, one of Lake Butler’s estimable old ladies, passes away, Mrs. Didamier Dowling, wife of Mr. W. H. Dowling. Mrs. Dowling has been almost an invalid for the past five years, being a great sufferer from chronic Bright’s disease, from which she died.
She was born in Bradford county in 1946 and has resided here most of her life. Her death has caused deep sorrow here.
She was a devoted wife, a loving mother and her unbounded kindness made many friends. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ. The body was laid to rest in the Swift Creek cemetery Wednesday, the funeral services being conducted by Elder S. A. Draper.
The deceased leaves to mourn her loss, beside a devoted husband, four sons and two daughters, and three brothers: F. M. and J. L. Dowling, of Lake Butler; B. M. Dowling, of Starke; H. D. Dowling, of Raiford; Mrs. B. L. Dukes, Dukes; Mrs. C. D. Douglass, of Columbia county; Jesse Johnson, of Lake Butler; and J. R. and M. E. Johnson, of Baker County.


Baker County Press 2/23/1940
Mrs. Larcenia Crews
Mrs. Larcenia Crews, about 75, died at her home here last Friday. She was a native of this county and is survived by her husband, Reubin C. Crews, six sons, L. L., H. S., Graham, Louis, Noah and Paul Crews of Macclenny and one daughter, Mrs. Ada Crews of this section.
Funeral services were held at the grave at Macedonia Saturday afternoon with the Rev. J. D. Williams officiating.
Apr 1866 - 16 Feb 1940


Mrs. Maggie Chesser
Claimed by death
Mrs. Maggie Johnson Chesser, 65 of Glen St. Mary, died Sunday morning 15th (1959), in a Macclenny hospital following a long illness. She was a native of Baker County and a member of the First Baptist Church of Macclenny.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J. M. Hurst (Mary) of Glen St. Mary and Mrs. W. M. (Pearle) Barber of Macclenny; one son, Wiley T. Chesser Jr., of Jacksonville; one brother, John F. Johnson of Jacksonville; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon the 17th at 3:00 P. M. in the First Baptist Church, Macclenny with the Rev. Ralph C. Moore officiating, assisted by the Rev. R. J. Johnson and the Rev. W. Carlson Owens. The body rested in Trinity Chapel of John M. Brinkley Funeral Home in Macclenny until 1:15 P. M., when it was moved to the church.
Pallbearers were F. S: Roberts, Artis Crews, Cecil Coleman, Neil Kirkland, Lester Crews and Raymond Hines.
Interment was in Macedonia cemetery north of Macclenny.


Mr. Wiley Thomas Chesser of Gelen St. Mary Succumbs
Wiley Thoms Chesser, age 64, died in a Jacksonville Hospital Wednesday of last week (31 May 1939) following a brief illness caused from pneumonia.
Mr. Chesser was a native of Georgia, but moved to Glen St. Mary where he had made his homne for the past 37 years. (BR> Mr. Chesser was one of Baker County’s best and most favorably klnown citizens, having made the friendship of almost everyone with whom he came in contact.
He is survived by his widown, Mrs. Maggie Chesser at Glen St. Mary, two daughters, Mrs. J.M. Hurst of Glen St. Mary and Mrs. W.M. Barber, West Palm Beach. A sister, Mrs. Georgia Jernigan, Palatka, he is also survived by four grand children.
Funeral services were held at the Glen Baptist Church Friday afternoon with Rev. W.S. Crews officiating, interment was made in the family plot in the Macedonia Cemetery.
Honorary Pall Bearers were E.L. Steele, W.B. Mathis, J.B. Harvey, Geo. L. Taber, John Barton and J.E. Franklin. Active were County Judge Frank Dowling, W.F. Wells, County Sherrif S.R. Green, A.M. Green, J.C. Yarbrough and W.H. Richardson.
The high esteem in which the deceased wad held by his fellow man was clearly shown in the long line cars which formed the funeral cortege and escorted the deceased to the final resting place.
The news and friends offer their sincere sympathies to the widow and other surviving relatives.
Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Florida Funeral Home of Jacksonville.

Card of Thanks We wish to express our sincere. and heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the many acts of kindness during The illness and- death of our beloved -husband and father, W. T. Chesser, also for-the beautiful floral offerings and many expressions of sympathy,
Mrs. W.T. Chesser
Mrs. J.M. Hurst
Mrs W.M. Barber
W.T. Chesser, Jr.

CHESSER - Funeral services for Wiley Thomas Chesser, 64, will be held in the Baptist Church at Glen St. Mary at 4 o'clock this afternoon, the Rev. W.S. Crews, the Pastor, officiating. Mr. Chesser was born in Georgia but had made his home in Glen St. Mary for the past 37 years. He died in a local hospital last night following a brief illness. He is survived by his widowMrs. Maggie Chesser, Glen St. Mary, two daughters Mrs. J.M. Hurst, Glen St. Mary and Mrs. W.M. Barber of West Palm Beach, one son Wiley Thomas Chesser, Glen St. Mary, a brother, W.J. Chesser, Glen St. Mary, two sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Crews and Mrs. Georgia Jernigan, Palatka. He is also survived by four grand children. The following have been requested to serve as Pallbearers: Honarary, Earl Steele, W.B. Mathis, J.B. Harvey, George L. Taber, John Barden and J.E. Franklin; active, Frank Dowling, Frank Wells, S.R. Green, A.M. Green, Corbett Yarborough and W.H. Richardson. Interment will be in the family lot in the Macedonia Cemetery, arrangements are under the direction of the Florida Funeral Home.


The Bradford County Telegraph January 18, 1946
Azel J Rowe, Native of Lawtey Buried Friday
Azel Jackson Rowe, 83, died Thursday, Jan. 10 at his home in Lawtey after an illness of several years.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the graveside in Woodlawn Cemetery, Macclenny with Rev. James Strickland of the Baptist Church in Maxville and DeWitt C Jones in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Rowe was born in 1862 in Baker County, son of the late Edward and Caroline Benton Rowe. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Surviving are one brother, Ichabod Rowe of Maxville and one sister, Mrs. Belle Lang of Lawtey. (1862-1946) The Bradford County Telegraph September 14, 1945 Funeral Last Week For Mrs. T. J. Moore Mrs. Ollie R. Moore, 62, died Sunday morning, Sept. 2, at her home near Starke, following a prolonged illnes. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 5, at 3 o’clock in the Union Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. B. H. Rawls, the Rev. W. M. Moody officiating. Interment was in Dyal Cemetery under the direction of Key-McCabe. Pall bearers were Zary Crawford, Clayton Crawford, Ulysses Rhoden, Hassie Rhoden, Arthur Rigdon, and Lacy Rigdon. Mrs. Moore is survived by her husband, Thomas J Moore: three daughters, Miss Rosa Lee Moore, Miss Edith E. Moore, Starke; Mrs. Lois Cox, Miami; four sons, Lloyd M. Moore, Raiford; Clarence and Cornelius Moore, Starke, and Nelson Moore, U. S. Navy. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Azaline Rigdon and Mrs. Easteran Rhoden, and 11 grandchildren.
Born in Baker County, Mrs. Moore had spent most of her life at Heilbronn where she was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.


The Bradford County Telegraph May 17, 1946
Mrs. Cassie Griffis
Funeral services were held at the grave in South Prong Cemetery in Baker County, May 5, for Mrs. Cassie V. (Viola) Griffis, who died Thursday night, May 2, at her home in Raiford after a short illness. She was born in Manning, Fla., Mar. 27, 1900, daughter of the late James (Hamilton) and Mary Jane Wainwright Manning. She had been a resident of Raiford for 12 1-2 years.
Survivors are her husband, Robert B. Griffis, Raiford; three daughters, Misses Jeanette and Dorothy Griffis, Raiford and Miss Willea Ann Davis, Jacksonville; four sons, Alva D. and R. B. Griffis, Jr., Raiford, Hubert Davis, Raiford and Ray Davis, USN; three brothers, R J. and Cleveland Manning of Glen St. Mary and Dan Manning of Macclenny and two sisters, Mrs. Lake Fridell of Deers Ford and Mrs. Effie Boatwright of Lawtey. Interment was in Baker County (South Prong) under the direction of DeWitt C. Jones.


The Bradford County Telegraph November 11, 1947
Funeral Sunday For John P. Sapp, Pioneer Settler
Funeral services for John Paul Sapp, 92, who died at his home near Lake City will be held Sunday, Nov. 23, at 11 A. M. at Sapp Cemetery near Raiford, the Rev. Willie Crews officiating.
Mr. Sapp, a native of Georgia, came to Florida and settled in Bradford County in 1855. He was the first teacher in the public schools in Baker County and was postmaster at Sapp Station for 23 years. He spent most of his active life in Baker County and had served as a member of the Baker County School Board. He was also a farmer and a member of the New Congregational Methodist Church. He was one of the first settlers in the Sapp community, whereby the community acquired its name.
Mr. Sapp is survived by five daughters. Mrs. Lura Wainwright, Lake Butler; Mrs. Flora Proctor, Lake City; Mrs. Annie Rosier, Lawtey; Mrs. Ollie Griffis, Baldwin; and Ruby Wainwright, Raiford; two sons, J. S. Sapp, Lawtey and W. D. Sapp, Glen St. Marys. Fifty grandchildren, 59 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Lake City.


The Bradford County Telegraph, September 14, 1945
Funeral Last Week For Mrs. T. J. Moore
Mrs. Ollie R. M (Raulerson) Moore, 62, died Sunday morning, Sept. 2, at her home near Starke, following a prolonged illnes.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 5, at 3 o’clock in the Union Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. B. H. Rawls, the Rev. W. M. Moody officiating. Interment was in Dyal Cemetery under the direction of Key-McCabe.
Pall bearers were Zary Crawford, Clayton Crawford, Ulysses Rhoden, Hassie Rhoden, Arthur Rigdon, and Lacy Rigdon.
Mrs. Moore is survived by her husband, Thomas J Moore: three daughters, Miss Rosa Lee Moore, Miss Edith E. Moore, Starke; Mrs. Lois Cox, Miami; four sons, Lloyd M. Moore, Raiford; Clarence and Cornelius Moore, Starke, and Nelson Moore, U. S. Navy.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Azaline Rigdon and Mrs. Easteran Rhoden, and 11 grandchildren.
Born in Baker County, Mrs. Moore had spent most of her life at Heilbronn where she was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.


Bradford County Telegraph - 14 May 1987:
CALVIN ODOM MORGAN, 80, of Macclenny died May 8 at St. Vincents Medical Center following a long illness. Mr. MORGAN was a native of Bradford County and had lived in Macclenny for the past 60 years. He was a widower of the late Ruth BYRD MORGAN and had been employed as a labor foreman with Glen St. Mary Nursery for over 30 years. Mr. MORGAN attended the Manntown Congregational Holiness Church of Glen St. Mary. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Margaret M. PITTMAN of Brunswick, Ga. and Mrs. Lee DAVIS of Macclenny; one brother Roy of Lawtey; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.


Kathryn Louise Sands, age 75, passed away May 13, 2009 in Jacksonville, FL. She was born May 31, 1933 to the late Johnnie Albert Burnett and Roxie Prevatt Burnett in Macclenny, FL. Louise was preceded in death by her brother John Allen Burnett.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jim Sands of Macclenny, FL, son Keith David Sands and devoted daughter-in-law Connie Haucke Sands, daughters Kathryn Lynn (Jimmy) Boone and Jeri Michele (Garland) Marsh, granddaughter Kate Boone, nephews Jason Burnett, Douglas Burnett and John Burnett and very special friends Pok Yon P’Simer and Thomas Russell all of Jacksonville, FL.
Louise lived in Macclenny until graduation from High School. Married in 1951, she became a homemaker with her husband serving a military obligation in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. After becoming a mother they returned to Florida and together attended the University of Florida. Following her husband graduating from UF and relocating to South Georgia she finished her undergraduate at Valdosta State University. Soon after she began a teaching career that became a life long love for supporting the educational needs of children and adults. Through encouragement from family and colleagues she continued her own education to serve public and private schools in Georgia and South Carolina. With a Doctor of Education Degree, Louise later retired from the public school system in Augusta, Georgia. Following retirement she and her husband relocated to Florida. In retirement she continued to enjoy shopping, traveling and visiting her many friends.
The family wishes to express heartfelt gratitude and thanks to St Catherine’s LaBoure Manor “One-South” and St. Vincent’s Medical Center. We will forever remember your compassion and care for Louise.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, May 18, 2009 at 3:00 pm at Woodlawn Cemetery in Macclenny, FL with Pastor Donnie Williams officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 17, 2009 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the funeral home. The arrangements are under the care and direction of V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES, 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 (904) 259-5700. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the family’s guest book.


OBITUARY OF JOHN HARVEY

Contributed by Myra Sullivan Carter

[This obituary was taken from an unknown newspaper and printed on August 17, 1897.]

The late illness of Captain Harvey terminated in death at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning, the 16th. As is frequently the case, his lingering illness somewhat misled even those closely connected in the home circle to whom his ultimate death seemed unexpected, as it did sudden. Mr. John Hall, one of his loyal friends and neighbors, passed the night previous to his death with the family. As morning dawned the Captain awoke and cheerfully insisted on conversing with Mr. Hall on various subjects; chiefly those pertaining to his work as County Commissioner; relating the different projects and methods in his mind for improving certain places in his district, His mind seemed perfectly clear and later, he gave directions concerning some domestic arrangements for the day. Mr. Hall returned to his home and the family were then along; when one of the little boys was attracted by a sudden groan, and quickly calling his mother who at once responded and realized immediately that death was near, With tender solicitude she supported his drooping head, while with one remaining breath the eyes closed to all earthly visions, breathing ceased and his spirit returned to God who gave it. Thus he passed away with so little apparent suffering.

The funeral tervices took place at the Etoniah Church at 10 a.m. the following day, conducted by preacher Win. Moody, his text being taken from Rev. 14:5, as follows: "And in their mouth was found no guile; for they are without fault in the sight of God." The sympathetic and doleful intonation of the speaker's voice, the audible lamenting of the bereaved family, including seven children, varying in age from two to seventeen years, was indeed pitiable to hear. His remains were solemnly interred in the cemetery opposite the church by loving hands, while they realized it to be the last service they could render to one who had befriended many. The services were well attended by sympathizing friends from all the adjoining neighborhoods.

NOTE cwm: ETONIAH CEMETERY is located adjacent to the Etoniah Primitive Baptist Church near Bardin, Putnam Co.
HARVEY, CAPTAIN JOHN (no dates listed)
Another John Harvey 9/11/1819 - 8/15/1897 CAPTAIN CO D 1 FLA CAV CSA -- this should be Capt. John Harvey according to the date of this obit (Aug 17, 1897)

In submitting the following facts in a brief sketch of the life of Captain Harvey, I do so in accordance to details and "points" submitted to me personally by him during his late illness, the chronicled events of which will doubtless interest many whom were personally acquainted with him throughout Putnam county.

Captain John Harvey was born in Bryan County, Georgia, September 11, 1819. His early education was obtained in Bryan and Liberty Counties where he lived until the winter of 1837 when he came to Florida, then in his eighteenth year, being brought hither by his ardent desire to enter the Seminole War which service he entered the following year serving a term as commissioned officer. Many thrilling and perilous adventures were connected with his reminiscences of this war in which his services were faithfully given until its close in 1843.

At the close of the Seminole War, he was elected captain of a militia company, organized for the natural protection of the inhabitants. Soon after the admission of Florida into the Union, in '45, he was elected County Commissioner of Columbia County, serving many years in succession, during which time he also served ten years as Justice of the Peace. At that time he was also instrumental in organizing Baker County. A division of Columbia County (then Bradford) was so situated as to render it inconvenient for the people in the discharge of public duties, which induced him to petition the Legislature to make a new county out of the northern half of Bradford which now bears the name of Baker. As the petition was granted by his supported request the charter gave twenty days in which to organize the county. He was then elected County Judge of said county, serving four years in that capacity, and by virtue of office, was chairman of the Board of County Cmmissioners during that time. At the close of the term the "war of States" followed, and entering the Confederate service he was elected, at the court house in Sanderson, captain of Company D, commanding First Cavalry of Florida. His brave and loyal service brought him many and renewed honors. The ladies of Baker County at one time made and donated to his company a flag bearing the inscription, "God Armeth Us." It was presented to them by Mrs. F. J. Ponce in the presence of a vast assembly, who gathered in honor of the occasion. Addressing the company, she said, "Soldiers, you brave boys, who volunteered in defense of our rights and our liberties, go! You have before you as your leader, a brave, experienced commander. Remember the flag." In reply to which he assured her, "It shall not be forgotten; and while gazing upon it we will remember the loved ones at home, hoping for the time soon to come when we may be enabled to return home, bringing with us the flag untarnished to the tender hands who make it and tendered it to us."

His reminiscences of this war was, of course, many and varied; exploits and adventures worthy of note, but of which time and space prevent further mention.

In 1863 he came to Putnam County, where he has since resided in this section, living the life of a public spirited man, serving faithfully and well - five terms as county commissioner, ten years as justice of the peace, two years on the board of road superintendence, also as tax assessor, forty different school terms have also been taught by him, chiefly in Putnam County.

He adhered quite strictly to the Primitive Baptist faith, and preached that religion a number of years. Fluent in speech and possessing that magnetic influence that ever inspires the confidence and friendship of his fellow-men, he had many followers. Generous almost to a fault, he never accumulated any degree of wealth, although he seemed to have met with such favorable opportunities.

Five years ago, having some premonition of his death, he forthwith prepared for that event by purchasing all the necessary material for his burial, which has now been used according to his expressed desire. A liberal, public spirited man. His loss will be felt throughout the county. By his death, the following vacancies in office are made: That of County Commissioner, Notary Public and Democratic Executive Committee.


The Bradford County Telegraph, 20 November 1936:
George W. MOSLEY, 74, died last Friday afternoon at his home near Heilbronn Springs. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Emma THOMAS of St. Pertersburg and Mrs. Corty GRIFFIS and one son George MOSLEY of Starke. Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon near Lawtwey. The Boree Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were: Lewis CLEMONS, Ed CLEMONS, Walton CLEMONS, Bob CRAWFORD, E. M. HUTCH and R. A. BLANCHARD.


The Florida Times Union, 26 January 1970, Monday:
Mrs. Cordie GRIFFIS, age 76, of Macclenny died Saturday following an extended illness. She was a native of Bradford County and had lived in Baker County for several years. She was a member of the Pine Grove Methodist Church in Union County. Surviving; a niece with whom she made her home for several years, Mrs. Lois LAURAMORE, Macclenny; three stepsons, Raleigh GRIFFIS, West Palm Beach, Lorenzo GRIFFIS, Raiford, and Ellery GRIFFIS, Lake Butler; six stepdaughters, Mrs. Annie OVERSTREET, Starke; Mrs. Onie Mae YARBROUGH, Mrs. Maude KIRKPATRICK; Mrs. Della DINKLA, Mrs. Vivian DINKLA, all of Jacksonville, and Mrs. Berie TRAYLOR, Lawtey; Also several other nieces and nephews. Services Monday morning 11 a.m. Pine Grove Methodist Church near Raiford in Union County with Rev. Maxie WILKINSON and Rev. B. L. HUMPHREY'S officiating. Internment Pine Grove Cemetery. John Brinkley, mortician, Macclenny, directing. (nee MOSLEY)


Florida Times Union, Friday, June 3, 1960

MATTIE MARTHA HARVEY

HARVEY – Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Martha Harvey, 77, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Zions Rest Primitive Baptist Church with Elder J. B. Pelham officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery (Old Gravelly Hill) under the direction of Key-McCabe Funeral Home. Mrs. Harvey of 432 Cynthia St. died Wednesday in a local hospital. She was born in Baker County and had lived in Jacksonville for 30 years. She was a member of the Zions Rest Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include a son Ralph Harvey, Pensacola; a sister, Mrs. Nettie Darley, Jacksonville; a grandson, James Harvey, Jacksonville; a grand daughter Virgie Lancaster, Ft.Worth, Tex., three great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be J. O. Nelson, E. L. Meyer, V. C. Howard, S. M. Hersey, J. C. Harvey and S. E. Harvey


Florida Times Union, Wednesday, April 21, 1965

HARVEY – Funeral service for Mary Emma Harvey, 92, widow of W. H. Harvey, Sr. of Whitehouse, Fla. Will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Seashole Funeral Parlor 323 Riverside Ave. with Rev J.M. Keene, pastor of Parkview Baptist Church assisted by Rev. Steltsy Starling of Beaver Street Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery (Old Gravelly Hill). Mrs. Harvey who lived at Whitehouse, died Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter Mrs. Eula Phillips. She was born in Starke and had lived in Whitehouse 76 years. She was a Baptist. Survivors include four daughters: Mrs. Anna Taylor, Mrs. Eula Phillips, Miss Ethel Harvey and Mrs. Edna Adams, all of Jacksonville, three sons Jesse J. Harvey former chief of the Jacksonville Fire Department, William H. Harvey and Everett M. Harvey, all of Jacksonville; two half sisters, Mrs. Kate Harrison and Mrs. Ella Blair, 14 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Honorary pallbearers will be J.E. Ross, C.O. Bessent, A.C. Johnson, F.A. Dunkley, Sr, Morris Kelly, Oscar Clemmons, W.E. Smith, J.P. Phillips and J.C. Maynor


FLORIDA TIMES-UNION, Jacksonville, FL
Friday, February 18, 1898

Marietta, Feb. 17. – Mr. and Mrs A. B. Harvey are both critically ill at their home with pneumonia.
John Manning, from Yellow Water, has moved into the Gould house.
J.T. McCormick and family have moved to Tennessee.
Mrs. Susie Harvey, wife of A.B. Harvey died today at 1 o’clock. She will be buried tomorrow at Gravelly Hill at 12 o’clock.


Florida Times Union, Wednesday, August 19, 1942

Jacksonville Man, Injured on Army Maneuvers, Dies
Lieut. Col. W.C. Deware, public relations officer of the Third Army headquarters, stationed somewhere in Louisiana, yesterday announced the death of Pvt. Oscar Harvey, of Jacksonville, in an evacuation hospital as a result of injuries suffered in a motor accident during recent maneuvers, according to an Associated Press dispatch received here yesterday.
His next of kin, the officer stated, was listed as his mother, Mrs. Hattie Harvey.


Florida Times Union, Saturday, Augsut 22, 1942

HARVEY—Funeral services for Pvt. Oscar Harvey, 27, of Cynthia Street, who was killed during Army maneuvers at Camp Polk, La., Tuesday, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Zion’s Rest Baptist Church, Willow Branch and Rosselle Streets, with the Rev. J. D. Hurst officiating. The body will rest at the home until 2:30 p.m. Sunday, when it will be carried to the church to rest until funeral services. Pallbearers will be T.H. Hogan, Paul Hogan, Gordon North, Otis Rice, Chester Rice and Jeff Rice. Interment will be in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery (Old Gravelly Hill) with military services at the grave. Private Harvey was a native of DeLand, moving to Jacksonville 17 years ago from Orange Park. He was inducted into the Army in March, and was a member of Company A, Ninety-Seventh Signal Battalion. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mattie Harvey; a niece, Miss Virgie Marie Harvey, and a nephew, James Harvey, all of this city, and a brother, Pvt. Ralph Edward Harvey, U.S. Army. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Key-McCabe Funeral Home.


Florida Times-Union, Monday, November 28, 1955

WILLIAM BRYANT HARVEY, SR. of Whitehouse Dies
William B. Harvey, 84, of Whitehouse died in a local hospital yesterday following an illness of three months.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Emma Harvey, four daughters, Mrs. Alma Taylor, Mrs. R.L. Phillips and Mrs. Frank Adams, all of Jacksonville, and Miss Ethel Harvey of Whitehouse, three sons, W.B. Harvey Jr., Jacksonville fire department Deputy Chief J.J. Harvey, and E.M. Harvey all of Jacksonville, 14 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be in the memorial Chapel of Seashole Funeral Parlors at 2 p.m. tomorrow with burial in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery (Old Gravelly Hill).
Mr. Harvey was a native of Sanderson and moved to Whitehouse at an early age. He was a Baptist and had retired from the contracting business in 1940.


Florida Times Union, Wednesday, October 4, 1916
Percy W. Higginbotham
Funeral services over the body of Percy W. Higginbotham, the 16-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Higginbotham, who died at their home in Marietta at an early hour Monday morning, were held from the residence at 10 o’clock yesterday morning.
The interment was in the family lot in Gravelly Hill cemetery by Funeral Director Marcus Conant.


Florida Times Union Thursday, Jul 7, 1927

Mrs. Roxie Hodges, 64, died late yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.B. Nettles, 2419 Lackawanna Avenue, after a long illness. Mrs. Hodges was a native of Charleton County, Georgia, coming to Jacksonville about three years ago from Baker county. She was a member of the Methodist church. Those who survive her are three daughters, Mrs. Susan Mulligan of Magan, Mrs. Matilda Garrett of Marietta avenue, and Mrs. J.B. Nettles of 2419 Lackawanna avenue, one sister, Mrs. Hennie Garrett of Lawtey and two brothers, Josh Hogan of Macclenny and Rufus Hogan of Genora. Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 3 o’clock from the home. The Rev. Walter J. Meade, pastor of the Woodlawn Baptist church, will officiate. Interment will be in the Gravel Hill cemetery under direction of the Seashole Funeral Parlors. The pallbearers will be J.B. Davis, Tom Cowart, P.M. Miles, J.T. North, J.E. Knight and M.L. Graves.

Florida Times Union Thursday, Jul 8, 1927

Funeral services for Mrs. Roxie Hodges, 64, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.B. Nettles, 2419 Lackawanna avenue, after a long illness were conducted yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home. The Rev. Walter J. Meade, pastor of the Woodlawn Baptist church, officiated. Interment was in the Gravel Hill cemetery under direction of the Seashole Funeral Parlors. The pallbears were J.B. Davis, Tom Cowart, P.M. Miles, J.T. North, J.E. Knight and M.L. Graves.


Florida Times Union, Wednesday, November 28, 1990

HOGAN – Albert Hogan, 90, of 1414 Hogan Lane, passed away November 27, 1990. Mr. Hogan was born in Baker county, FL and was the widow of Pency Hogan and preceded in death by his son Thomas Hogan. Survivors include 4 daughters, Regina Morgan, Ermeta Ulrich, Wanda Dixon and Gwendolyn Wright, sister, Edith Whitley; 15 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 12:30pm Thursday in the Hardage Giddens Funeral Home, 729 South Edgewood avenue with Rev. Everett Babb, officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Memorial Park.


Florida Times Union, Sunday August 13, 1911

A.W. HOGAN
Funeral services over the body of A.W. Hogan were held frm the residence at Gravely Hill yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The interment was in the family lot by Funeral Director William C. Cooper, Jr.


Florida Times Union, Friday, September 4,1936

Enoch Hogan, 47, well known farmer of Marietta, died yesterday following a brief illness. Mr. Hogan was born at Sanderson and moved to Duval County about 34 years ago.
Mr. Hogan is survived by his widow, Mrs. Maude Hogan; a daughter, Miss Jean Hogan, Jasper: two sons, Ben and Paul Hogan, Jasper; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Cox, Mrs. Mattie Harvey and Mrs. Nettie Peterson, and two brothers, Harley and John Hogan, all residing in Jacksonville.


Florida Times Union, Wednesday, February 8, 1989

HOGAN – Eva Mae Hogan, 90, of Glen St. Mary, Fla., died Monday, February 6, 1989. She was a native of Sanderson, Fla. And had lived in Perry and Jacksonville before moving to Glen St. Mary 7 years ago, She was a member of Zion’s Rest Primitive Baptist Church, Jacksonville. Survivors are her sister, Edith H. Whitley, Glen St. Mary; brother, Albert Hogan, Jacksonville. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Brinkley-Guerry Funeral Home, Macclenny. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park, Jacksonville.


Florida Times Uniion, Monday, June 11, 2007

HOGAN Grace J. Hogan age 82, went to be with her Lord on June 9, 2007. She was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, James Alton Hogan. She was a member of Starratt Road Christian Church and the Woodstock Chapter of the Eastern Star. Grace is survived by her two children: Gayle (Pete) Linkous and Kevin (Kathy) Hogan; 3 grandchildren: James Daniel Hogan, Thomas Aaron Hogan and Seth Linkous and sister, Winnie Mackert. Family will receive friends Tuesday, June 12, 2007 from 6-8pm at Hardage Giddens Edgewood Chapel. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 10am at Hardage Giddens Edgewood Chapel (729 S. Edgewood)


Florida Times Union, Monday, June 29, 1981

HOGAN – Herbert Glenn Hogan of 3222 Dellwood Ave. died Saturday. Mr. Hogan was a native of Jacksonville and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Hogan; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. T.H. Hogan all of Jacksonville; 1 son, Gary Hogan of St. Louis, 1 sister, Mrs. J. Minton (Ferrell) Harrison of Jacksonville Beach; 2 brothers , Curtis C. Hogan and L.T. Hogan both of Jacksonville. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Hardage Krauss Riverside Funeral, 517 Park St. with Elder Herman Jordan officiating. Pallbearers will be Dan Hogan, David Hogan, Mike Mitchell, R.J. Dowling and Joe Thomas. Interment will be in Riverside Memorial Park.


Florida Times Union, Saturday, June 9, 1984

HOGAN – James Hogan, 84, of 2413 Orchard St, died June 7th. Funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Giddens-Griffith Funeral Home, 729 S. Edgewood Ave. Interment will be in Riverside Memorial Park.


Florida Times Union, Sunday, May 20, 1990

James Alton Hogan, 65, died May 19, 1990 at his residence. He attended Northview Baptist Church, he was a veteran of WWII, served on active duty with the Patrol Squadron VP-741 during the Cuban Missile Crisis with the Navy Reserve. He was a member of the Ezra Masonic Lodge #67, past member of Hyde Park and Woodstock Scottish Rite, Shrine and past Commander of the Legion of Honors. Survied by wife, Grace Hogan, daughter, Gayle and huband William W. Linkus. son. Kevin and wife Kathy Hogan. Brothers, Joe and Jack Hogan; grandchildren, Daniel and Aaron Hodges. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 729 South Edgewood Avenue with Rev. Joe Williams officiating. Interent in Riverside Memorial Park with Masonic services at graveside. Visitation after 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


Florida Times Union, Thursday, March 26, 1998

HOGAN - Infant Joseph Michael Hogan, passed away in Atlanta, GA March 23, 1998. Little Joseph was the infant son of David C. and Mendie B. Hogan, of Roswell, GA, both former residents of Jacksonville. Joseph is also survived by his brothers, Lon D. and Benjamin P. Hogan; grandparents, Ronald and Lana Brown and Lonnell & Pearl Hogan; great-grandmothers, Irene Crawford and Elizabeth Brown. Graveside funeral services will be held 1 PM Fri, Mar 27, 1998 in Gravely Hill Cemetery, located at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, with Brother Dan Holland of Metro Church of Christ, officiating. Arrangements by TOWN & COUNTRY FUNERAL HOME, 7242 Normandy Blvd.


Florida Times Union, Thursday, January 10, 1918

LOUIS H. HOGANS.
Funeral services of Louis H. Hogans aged 62 years, who died at his residence Tuesday night at Gravely Hill took place yesterday afternoon. The interment was in the family lot in Gravely Hill cemetery, directed by Barns & Campbell funeral directors, beside a devoted wife; he leaves six children, one sister and two brothers.


Florida Times Union, Monday, July 9, 1934

Mrs. Mary Hogan, age?, of 2495? –unreadable—died yesterday -----------Mrs. Hogan was born at Macclenny, and came to this city about 38? years ago. She was a ---- member of the Primitive Baptist Church.
Mrs. Hogan survived by three daughters, Mrs. W. Cox?, ---wood; Mrs. Mattie Harvey, Orange Park and Mrs. S.A. Peterson, this city; three sons, Harley, John and ----- Hogan, this city; and three sisters, Mrs. Martha O---, Glen Saint Mary, Mrs. Lathana Harvey, Sanderson, and Mrs. O.O. O’Steen, Macclenny.
Funeral services will be held at the Zion’s Rest Primitive Baptist Church, Roselle Street and Willow Branch Avenue at 3 p.m. today. The Pastor; Elder W.M. Rhoden, officiating. The pallbearers are to be J.J. Rice, T.O. Rice, C.L. Rice, N.J. Smith, J.N. Patrick and S.K. Dukes who are requested to meet at the residence at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Riverside Memorial Cemetery. The body will rest at the residence until time for services. Arrangements are in charge of the Seashole Funeral Parlors.


Florida Times Union, Thursday Jun 7, 1917

P. J. HOGAN DIED EARLY YESTERDAY
Paul J. Hogan 22 years old, a street car conductor, who was shot by Police Officer E. L. Acosta at an early hour Wednesday morning died at St. Luke’s hospital shortly after he was taken there for surgical treatment. A coroner’s jury was impaneled yesterday and inquest will be held at 11 o’clock this morning before Justice E. E. Willard.
Police officials report that Hogan was making the rounds of the restricted district, and being armed with a revolver, had made threats to the effect that he would “shoot up” various places.
Police Officer Acosta was called to the house at 727 Ward street to remove Hogan. The officer says Hogan drew a revolver an tried to shoot him. Acosta fired and Hogan was shot through the abdomen. Hogan formerly lived in Baker County.
Police Officer Acosta was called to the son (sic) of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Hogan of Lackawanna Springs. Besides his mother and father, the deceased is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Cox, Mrs. Mattie Harvey and Miss Nettie Hogan, and three brothers, John Hogan, Harley Hogan and E.H. Hogan.
Funeral services will be held from the residence at 10 o’clock this morning. The interment will be in the family lot in Gravelly Hill cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of funeral Director Marcus Conant.

Florida Times Union, Thursday Jun 8, 1917

PAUL J. HOGANS
Funeral services over the body of Paul J. Hogans, who died in this city at an early hour Wednesday morning, were held at 10 o’clock yesterday from the home of his parents at Lackawanna Springs.
The interment was in the family lot in Gravelly Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of Marcus Conant.


Florida Times Union, Tuesday, June 2, 1987

HOGAN – Pency Hogan, of Jacksonville, passed away Sunday, May 31, 1987, at her residence. She was born January 21, 1905 in Baker County, Fla. She had resided in the Jacksonville area all of her life, and was a member of the Murray Hill Kingdom Hall. She is survived by her husband, Albert Hogan; 4 daughters, Regenia Morgan, Ermeta Ulrich, Wanda Dixon and Gwendolyn Wright; 4 sisters, Lula Baily, Stella Wasdin, Lear Gieger, and Elde Lee; 1 brother, Joe Thomas; 15 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Hardage-Giddens Guardian Chapel, 729 South Edgewood Avenue, with Mr. J.W. Wynn officiating. Friends may call at the Funeral Home today from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. Interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice Society.


Florida Times Union, Tuesday, April 26. 1988

HOGAN – Sallie M. Hogan, 85, of Jacksonville, died April 25, 1988, following a lengthy illness. She was a native of Jacksonville, and a Homemaker. She was a Charter Member of the Melson Avenue Baptist Church. Mrs. Hogan was the widow of James Hogan, and is survived by her sons, Alton, Joe and Jack Hogan; sisters, Hester Higginbotham and Alma Anders, both of Lawtey, Fla. and Marion Leigh, Orlando, Fla; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Hardage-Giddens Guardian Chapel, 729 South Edgewood Avenue, with Rev. Jack McCullough officiating, with interment in Riverside Memorial Park. The family will receive friends (rest missing)


Florida Times Union, Sunday, February 26, 1995

William J “Jack” Hogan, Sr., 64, passed away February 14, 1995. A native and life long resident of Jacksonville, Mr. Hogan retired from the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. His memberships include BRA of A, Local #313, Scottish Rite, Valley of Jacksonville, Morocco Temple Shrine. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Alva Hogan, two sons, Jack Hogan and Al Hogan, both of Jacksonville; daughter, Melody H. Yarbrough, Jacksonville; brother, Joe Hogan; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a devoted friend, Curt Palmer, and many other relatives and close friends. A Funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 729 S Edgewood Ave. with Rev. Alan McMillan officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Methodist Hospice. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00-7:00 pm. On Sunday (s/o James S. Hogan & Sallie Marie (Parrish) Hogan


Sunday, March 14, 2010 ,The Daily Commercial
Bert Canova
Bert Canova, 90 years old, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 11, 2010. Bert was born May 24, 1919 in Campville, Fla., to Nolan and Amy Canova. His family moved to Auburndale and then to Ocala where he graduated high school. Bert attended the University of Florida. His military career included being a Capt. in the USMC as a flight instructor at Pensacola, Fla., during WWII and he also flew a B-25 in the Philippines. Major Bert Canova returned to civilian life and lived in Florida until his death. He was preceded in death by first wife, Doris; and second wife, Ellyne; and brothers, Nolan and Bruce. Survivors include sons, Bert N. (Cindy) of Grove, Okla., Donald (Beverly) of Marietta, Ga.; daughter, Joyce (Doug) Seidler of Olympia, Wash.; grandchildren: Julie, Robert N, Bert C. (Beau), & Lori, Robert D. & Christi, Brian, Jean, Jay, Ryan, Eric, Jennifer & Amie and numerous great-grandchildren. Bert and his two brothers, Bruce & Nolan, were gifted musicians. Bert excelled playing the tenor saxophone and clarinet. He started playing with dance bands in central Florida about 1937 and was a member of the University of Florida Marching Gators. He established and played with "The Blue Notes" for over 50 years in central Florida. In addition, Bert worked for the Atlantic Coastline Railroad and was station manager for the T & G Railroad in Clermont until 1963. He retired from the Drummond Press in Jacksonville in 1985, at which time he returned to central Florida and lived in Tavares and Yalaha, Fla. Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2010 at the Yalaha Community Church followed by a celebration of life at 3:00 p.m. at The Springs Clubhouse, Yalaha, Fla. A private interment will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, Bert wishes for you to donate to your favorite charity or Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Page-Theus Funeral Home in Leesburg, Fla. Online condolences may be made at pagetheusfuneralhome.com.


Florida Times Union, Tuesday, November 9, 1982

JOHNS – Leila Smith Johns, 74, died Sunday at her residence. She was a native of Lawtey, Fla. and had resided in Jacksonville since 1925. Mrs. Johns was retired from the Trust Department of the Fla. National Bank. She was a member of Faith Memorial Baptist Church and a member of their Young At Heart Club and the XYZ Club of Murray Hill Baptist Church. Survivors are, 2 daughters, Shirley Hail and Jeanne Johnson; 2 sisters, Yvonne Polk and Pearl Fisher; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Faith Memorial Baptist Church with The Rev. James Branch officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Tuesday at Giddens-Griffith Funeral Home, 729 S. Edgewood. (d/o Elizabeth and William Henry Smith
(w/o Horace Johns)


Florida Times Union, Tuesday, April 22, 1958 (s/o David Jackson Johns - h/o Emmie Elizabeth Smith )


Florida Times Union, Wednesday, September 29, 1943

Joseph Leland Johns Dies in New York; Funeral Tomorrow
Joseph Leland Johns, 39, former resident of Jacksonville, died suddenly in New York City Sunday night, it was learned here yesterday. He has resided in New York for about a year.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Seashole Funeral Parlors. The body will rest in Riverside Memorial Park. Mr. Johns was the son of David Johns and the late Mrs. Rhoda Eddy Johns. Besides his widow, Mrs. Mattie Phillips Johns, he leaves three brothers, Lonnie, Jack and A. Johns, this city, and five sisters, Mrs. J.M. Reed, Mrs. E.W. Sineath, Mrs. Leon Bailey and Mrs. George Snyder, all of Jacksonville, and Mrs. Walter O. Jones, Houston, Texas. The pallbearers will be: Horace Starling, Pinky Phillips, J.M. Reed, Leon Bailey, Gene Horne and J.L. Timmins.
(s/o David Jackson and Rhoda Eddy - h/o Mattie Phillips)


Florida Times Union, Sunday, April 26, 1925

Mrs. Rhoda Johns died yesterday morning in a private sanitarium after an illness of two weeks. She was 52 years of age, and was born in Baker County. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. J. M. Reed, Mrs. E. DaVis, D.J. Johns, L.L. Johns, h.L. Johns. Miss Alma? Johns, Mrs. Ethel Johns, widow of Jackson ---, and Mrs. W.R. Branon of Leavenworth, Kan, A. Johns, of Indian Town, Mrs. E. Davis, near Jacksonville.
The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock this afternoon from the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.M. Reed. Rev. M.I. Gilbert, pastor of the Primitive Baptist church will conduct the service. The pallbearers will be as follows: J.G. Weaver, N.E. L. Dukey, W.H. Clemons, J.B. Hall, R. Hodges and W.C. Crews. Interment will follow in Graven Hill cemetery under the direction of the Seashole Funeral Parlors.
(d/o ? & Elizabeth Eddy - w/o David Jackson Johns)


Florida Times Union, Friday, August 22, 1913

Nellie Elizabeth Johns, the 1 year old child of Mr. and Mrs. David Johns, died at the family residence, 3495 Enterprise street, yesterday morning.
The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the residence. Rev. Harris conducting the services. The interment was in Gravely Hill cemetery by Moulton A. Kyle, funeral directors.


Florida Times Union, Thursday, October 28, 1937

JOHNS – Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Johns, 70, of 344 Dellwood Avenue, will be held at 3 p.m. today in the Syrian Presbyterian Church, the Rev. A.E. Hamouri officiating. The body will rest in the church from 1 p.m. until the hour of the service.
Pallbearers will be: John Hike, Charlie Norris, Abraham Joseph, George David, Mike Joseph and Louis Hamouri. Interment will be in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery with Hardage and Williams in charge.


Florida Times Union, Sunday, January 19, 1985

LAURAMORE – Ira (Buck) Lauramore, 71, of 7813 West Beaver St, passed away Thursday, January 17. Funeral services were held in the Long Branch Baptist Church, Saturday, 3 p.m. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle, and 1 sister, Elizabeth Mills. Arrangements by Fraser Funeral Home, 8166 Normandy Blvd.


Florida Times Union, Tuesday, November 19, 1968

DRYDEN – Mrs. Nora Lee (WILLIAMS-HOGAN) Dryden, 88, of 4723 Post St.., died Monday. She was a native of Baker County, and had lived in Jacksonville for 65 years. She was a member of Zions Rest Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Albert Hogan, Jacksonville, four daughters, Mrs. Eva Hogan, Mrs. Myrtle Mills, Mrs. Edith H. Whifley, all of Jacksonville, and Mrs. Mamie Rhoden, Glen St. Mary, three stepdaughters, Mrs. Hester Green, Mrs. Rosalie Clark, and Mrs. Louise Olin, all of Jacksonville, two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Combs, Mrs. Maude Harris, Jacksonville, a brother, Charlie Williams, of Olustee; eleven grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren. Services at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Zions Rest Primitive Baptist Church, Roselle at Willowbranch Ave, Elder L.H. Crawford and Elder O.W. Thomas officiating. Pallbearers T. Paul Taylor. Arthur Rigdon, H.J. Crawford, J.O. Nelson, W.H. Burnsed, and J.G. Weaver. Arrangements by John M. Brinkley, Colonial Chapel, 621 Rosselle St. Florists have flowers at Zions Rest by noon Wednesday.


Florida Times Union, Saturday, November 28, 1909
JESSE H. ALTMAN
BURT RILES (AKA BURT WOOD)
?BLACKEY? JAMES H. SMITH
Died in Ambulance
The men built a fire and put Smith near it so that his last request be granted and afterward the ambulance was summoned from headquarters to take the men to the hospital. Altman died shortly before the ambulance arrived, but Smith was still living and he was placed in the wagon and sent toward the city. His time on this world was drawing to a close and before he could receive medical aid he died in the ambulance on Forsyth street, near Main. Instead of carrying the body to the hospital the ambulance stopped at headquarters and Undertaker Marcus Conant was summoned. Mr. Conant stated that Smith was dead and his body was turned over to the undertaker.
Following as it does the killing of Burt Riley Thanksgiving night, the double tragedy yesterday morning makes three deaths in twelve hours, in all of which Jesse Altman played a leading part.
James H. Smith, who was known as Jack the Butcher among his associates in the carnival business, started out after the killing of his pal, Burt Wood, to find the assassin. It is not known (too dark to read) or to kill Altman when he started out, but the latter view of the situation seems the most plausible.
He had no weapon on his person, it is stated, when he accosted Altman and it is a cause of wonder that a sane man would try to catch an alleged murderer unarmed. The fight that followed the meeting of the two men had no witnesses and all that can be told of it is by conjectures. However the ground where the first fight occurred is badly torn up and both men bear evidence of having fallen during the fight. It is supposed that Smith received his fatal wound before securing Altman?s gun from a holster and firing the contents at his enemy.
RAN TOWARD HOUSE
After the two men had first come together, Smith started running and Altman followed. They were both fatally wounded at the time but Alman did not (dark area), Smith about two blocks to the residence of Mrs. Frank Greswald, where Smith fell on the porch dying and when Altman arrived he stopped on the porch but was too weak to reach Smith. Altman fell from the porch to the front yard where he remained until the officers reached the scene.
Mrs. Greswall, the occupant of the house that the two men stopped at, was alone having no one with her but a small child. She screamed and neighbors heard her. Shortly after there was -?--same afternoon the man who killed the two Showmen and was in turn killed killed himself, had a wife at 830 Highway, together with a father and other relatives in the city. He has been in Jacksonville for some time and about a year ago was arrested and accused of killing a negro. He subsequently was acquitted on this. Altman in many ways was a good citizen but when drinking he had a bad temper and was too quick with the knife, of the two showmen killed little is known. Bart Riley, Burt Wood and ?Blackey? is said to have been a professional fakir? following the carnival. He was ?rriativen? to horses?, and Undertaker Marcus Conant what? them as to the mi?p---tation of the body. Up to a late hour last night no answer had been received.
James H. Smith, the second showman killed, had many friends among the carnival followers. He was married and (dark area)-------- Richmond, VA. Undertaker Marcus Conant also sent word to Smith?s relatives telling of his death.
AFTER FIRST KILLING
After Altman had cut Riley at about 7:30 o?clock Thursday night he ---- ---- nothing was heard from him and he was found dying on Highway Avenu? ---- nity it has been learned that Altman was at Geiger?s store for several hours ?nally being part of the -------- when the store closed for the night. His wanderings afterward are not known but evidently he was afraid to go home, for the officials were searching for him.
A confusion to the identity of the man who killed Altman was ----ed by the fact that Altman had a friend named Smith who was present at the cutting earlier in the night. James H. Smith is a different man the other Smith having been alive since the double tragedy. The native? had instead? home to at? rest? the Smith who was with Altman but after the killing it was thought best to let him alone.
SIMILARITY IN WOUNDS
A terrible coincidence in the wounds that proved fatal to Riley and Smith were that there was not hardly a half inch variation in the two. Riley?s wound was on the right side of the neck the knife severing the jugular vein as were Smith?s. They were (dark area) the same depth, with Riley?s the deepest. Smith?s wound was about a half inch farther back than Riley?s. Altman sustained but two wounds although three shots were fired at close distance. The third one entering the chest just over the heart was enough to prove fatal. The second wound was insignificant.
Coroner Willard empaneled a jury who viewed the bodies. They came to a verdict substantiating the above story.
All bodies are being held at the morgue at the undertaking establishment of Marcus Cornal and all during the day there were thousands of people trying to view the bodies. The crowd became so thick that special police officers had to be ------ (dark area) fact that there were many women and children striving to see the bodies of the three men.
The showmen who are now in the city in attendance at the M----- will take up a contribution to help defray the cost of burial of their fellow showman.
Jesse H. Altman 22 Mar 1880 - 25 Nov 1909, bur. Gravely Hill, Jax
1885 census Baker Co: C.H.(Cuyler) 38, Nancy 28, JESSE 5, James H 3 Mary J 1
1900 Baker: Altman, Willis 42, Liza 29, JESSE H 20 (nephew)


Florida Times Union, Jacksonville, Florida
Wednesday, February 24, 1904

POLICEMAN ALTMAN DEAD
Faithful Officer Dies After Illness of Several Months.
Was One of the Best Officer on the Force – The Funeral Today.

James H. Altman, aged forty-nine years, for over seven years a member of the Jacksonville police department, died at 4 o’clock yesterday morning at St. Lukes Hospital, after an illness of several months.
Mr Altman was born in Charlton County, Ga. On September 25, 1855, and was appointed on the police force here on January 5, 1897. He was formerly a member of the fire department. At police headquarters he was classed as night wagon driver and held that position up to the time of his death.
He has made a good record as a police officer and was generally liked among his fellow officers and citizens in general. He was a great lover of horses and for that reason he was given entire control of the police stock at night.
The funeral will take place this afternoon from the undertaking parlors of Chas. A. Clark, at 2 o’clock. The police force has ordered a large floral design for the coffin.
Mr. Altman was a member of the K. of P. and also a member of the Knights of Honor. In both lodges he was in good standing. As soon as the news of his death was learned at police headquarters the flag was placed at half-mast and the entrance to the building was draped in mourning. The entire police department has been ordered to report at headquarters at 1 o’clock this afternoon to participate in the funeral.

Attention, K. of P.
All Knights of Pythias, and especially members of Montaflora Lodge No 2, are requested to meet at Castle Hall Wednesday, 1 o’clock p.m., February 24 to attend the funeral of our deceased brother, J.H. Altman
JAMES DOUGLAS, C.C.
CHARLES BOATE, K. of R.S.


Florida Times Union, Jacksonville, Florida
Monday, July 23, 1928

Francis Fleming Altman.
Then many friends of Frances F. Altman, 40, of Glen St. Mary, will regret to learn of his death, which occurred Sunday afternoon in a local hospital after an illness of one week. He had been a resident of Glen St. Mary for the past year, and was formerly of Jacksonville and South Jacksonville. He was a member of Palmetto camp No. 303, Woodmen of the World of Jacksonville. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eva Altman; two sisters, Mrs. Adeline Yarbrough, and Mrs. Emma Wainright; two brothers, Jimmie Altman, and Solman Altman, all of Jacksonville.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Mrs. William C. Cooper, Jr., and will be announced later.


Florida Times Union - Sunday, January 3, 1971

PETERSON – Funeral Services for Mr. Louis Peterson, 52, of 5353 Appleton Ave., Jacksonville, who died Friday afternoon in a Jacksonville Hospital, will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Nathan Hale road off Normandy Boulevard. Interment will be in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery (Gravely Hill) in Jacksonville. Active pallbearers will be Charles Motes, Gail Hart, L.C. Shabes, Wassie Fish, Joe Pelrey, and Joe Dease. Mr. Peterson was retired after a number of years as ranger in charge of Baker forest of Baker County for Rayonier Inc. of Fernandina Beach. Mr. Peterson was born in Duval County and resided in the Yellowater section of Duval County and Macclenny for most of his life. Mr. Peterson is survived by four daughters. Mrs. Patricia Casey of Jacksonville, Mrs. Shirley Curtz of Lake City, Mrs. Donna Faye Hagan of Glen St. Mary and Miss Mariena Peterson of Baldwin. Seven sisters, Mrs. Elena Sonnenberg, Mrs. Pearl Rowden, Mrs. Lucile Hut, Mrs. Ella Mae Ellan, Mrs. Betty June Godwin, all of Jacksonville, Mrs. Louise Lee of Palatka and Mrs. Elaine Willis of California, Md., four brothers, Kenneth and T.J. Peterson of Baldwin, Archie & Ray Peterson of Jacksonville. Mr. Peterson will remain at the funeral home until noon Monday when he will be moved to the church to rest until the funeral hour. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Macclenny Funeral Home, 712 So Sixth St. Macclenny. Flowers at Funeral Home by 11 a.m. Monday.


Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, FL
Tuesday, August 23, 1932

Mrs. Susan V. Reed
Mrs Susan V Reed 63, a resident of Beverly Hills, died at her home Late Sunday night, following a brief illness. Mrs. Reed was born in Macclenny.
She came to this city from Putnam county about 24 years ago. She was a Member of the Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bessie Miller, Tampa, and Mrs. Gertrude Taylor, this city; five sons, J.M. Reed, W.R. Reed, A.L., F.G. and H.E. Reed, all of this city; two brothers, J.H. Sweat, this city, and F.M. Sweat, Atlanta and 18 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the residence of her son, J.M. Reed, 2354 Broadway Avenue, today at 10:30 o'clock, with the Rev. R.V. Skipper, Pastor of the Jacksonville Advent Christian Church, officiating. The pallbearers are to be W.S. Strickland, S.G. Osteen, Dewitt Whitehead, J.A. Johns, A. Johns and Mercer Lane. Interment will be in the family lot in Gravely Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements are in charge of the Seashole Funeral Parlors.

(d/o James A. & Elizabeth Sweat)


Gainesville Sun, April 9, 2010

Laura Jeanette Crews Ray, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at Shands at the University of Florida. She was born June 18, 1929 in Hilliard, FL to Banner E. and Laura Mae Revels Crews. She was a retired police dispatcher from Ninety-Six, SC. She enjoyed pogo and reading and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a loving and faithful wife as well as a dedicated mother.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Clyde M. Ray, Jr.; daughters, Patsy (Doug) Luttrull of Tavares, FL, Suzanne Ray of Gainesville, FL and Brenda (Daniel) Tessener of Greenwood, SC; son, Malcolm (Eileen) Ray of Simpsonville, SC; sisters, Libby Stagg and Claudell Crews, both of Jacksonville Beach, FL; grandchildren, Marty, James, Jennifer, Keith and Travis and great­grandchildren, Lexi, Katelyn, Banner and Sirena and Isabel expected in June.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Tommy and grandchild, Israel.
Graveside Service will be held Saturday, April 1 0, 2010 at 1 :00 p.m. at Gravely Hill Cemetery in Jacksonville, Fl. The family will receive friends Friday, April 9, 2010,4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME DOWNTOWN 404 North Main Street Gainesville.
(d/o Robert J. Revels and Cartner E. Revels of Macclenny, Fla. See the 1920 US Census, Baker County)


Florida Times Union, Tuesday, December 28, 1993

REVELS - Charles Elmer Revels died Dec. 25, 1993. He was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville. He is survived by 4 sons, John of Jacksonville, Leecil and Huey of Atlanta; 2 daughters, Laura Mae and Carrie of Jacksonivlle; 2 brothers, Robert and Raymond Revels of Jacksonville; 2 sisters, Juanita Hall of Keystone Heights and Rae Rhoden of Tampa; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews. Friends will meet Jan. 8 at 11 A.M. at his residence in his memory. Arrangements under the direction of Fraser Funeral Home, 8168 Normandy Blvd. (Bur. Gravely Hill cem)

(1920 Census of Baker County, Macclenny, Robert J. 30 FL, Cartney 31 FL, Laura M 11, James C 10, Arie W 8, Dempsey 6, CHAS E 4 11/12, Robert J 3 4/12, Jesse L 2 1/12)


Florida Times Union, Thursday, April 1, 1971

REVELS-Dempsey (Dowling) Revels, 57, of 8544 Grace Lane, died Wednesday in a local hospital. Mr. Revels was a native of Jacksonville, and had lived here and in Lake City all of his life. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ethel Revels of Jacksonville, three daughters, Mrs. Faye Worthey of Clearwater (?) Fla., Mrs. Joyce McNeill of Destin, Fla., and Mrs. Donnie Patrick, Jacksonville; three sisters; Mrs. Laura Mae Crews and Mrs. Juanita Hall, Jacksonville, and Mrs. Mae Wheeler of Tampa; seven brothers, J. C. Revels, of Pettman ?, N. M.?, Jesse Revels, Philadelphia, Pa., Jack Revels of Raiford, Charlie Revels, Robert J. Revels, Dewitt Revels and Raymond Revels of Jacksonville. Arrangements will be announced by Hardage and Sons.


Florida Times Union, Thursday, October 25, 1956

Rev. R. J. Revels Dies at Hospital: Funeral Tomorrow
The Rev. Robert James Revels, 66, of 6541 Grace Ave., died in a local hospital yesterday.
The Rev. Mr. Revels, a retired Baptist minister, was a native of Suwannee County and had lived here for 36 years. He was a retired carman for the Seaboard Air Line Railroad Co.
He was a member of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Ionic Lodge 101, F.M and A.M., and the Railway Carmen Local 303.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Hardage and Sona Chapel, 517 Park St. The Rev. George Mikell, pastor of the Biltmore Baptist Church, will officiate, with burial in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery. Masonic rites will be held at the graveside.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ophelia Revels, three daughters, Mrs. Laura Crews and Mrs. Juanita Hall of Jacksonville and Mrs. Raye Rhoden of Tampa; nine sons, Cecil Revels of Pelham, N.H., Jesse Revels of Madison, Jack Revels, U.S. Army, and Charlie, Dempsey, Robert, Raymond, Clyde and Claude Revels of Jacksonville; a sister, Mrs. Leila Batchler of Fort Valley, Ga; a brother, J.B. Revels of Tampa; 34 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.


Florida Times Union, Friday, April 20, 1962

Mrs. Ophelia Revels Succumbs in Tampa
Mrs. Ophelia C. Revels, a resident of Jacksonville 30 years before moving to Tampa a year ago, died early yesterday in Tampa.
Mrs. Revels, 72, was the widow of Robert J. Revels, who lived at 827 Revels Road here. She was a native of Pierce County, Ga.
Mrs. Revels was a member of the Riverside Park Church of Christ.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. B.E. Crews and Mrs. D.F. Hall of Jacksonville and Mrs. Ewell Rhoden of Tampa; eight sons, Dempsey D. Revels, Charles E. Revels, Robert J. Revels, Raymond Revels and Claude D. Revels, all of Jacksonville, James C. Revels of Pelham, N.H., Jesse L. Revels of Pinette and Jack Revels, with the Army in France, a half brother, Edgar Dowling of Jacksonville and 40 grandchildren.


Florida Times Union, May 6, 1945

RHODEN. Mrs. Zenada (Yarbrough) Rhoden, of Marietta, died early Friday night of injuries suffered in an automobile accident at Ontario and Broadway Streets. She was a native of Lake City and moved to Marietta from Macclenny about 26 (7) years ago. She is survived by her husband, Hanceford Rhoden, six daughters: Mrs. Isabel Hull, this city, Misses Wynell, Wonize, Sadie Elizabeth, Sylvia and Nellie Rhoden, all of Macclenny; two sons, Barney Rhoden, U. S. Army; Paul Rhoden, Marietta; mother, Mrs. Estella Thomas, Jacksonville; five brothers: E. E. Yarbrough, Lawtey, J. C., Sidney, L. L. and A. N. Yarbrough, all of this city. Funeral services will be conducted at the graveside today at 1 P. M. with the Rev. Willie Crews officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park.

Notes from Bill Yarbrough:
Isabel Hull aka Isabel Wicker (according to '"Williams of Baker County")
Wonize should be Juanez; Sadie Elizabeth was called "Sadie Baby" but prefers to be called "Sarah."

Janurary 9, 2002


Mr. AV. "Skinnie" McGlashan, 71, of Macclenny, Fla., died Saturday, January 5, 2002, in St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville, Fla. He was a native of Fargo, Ga., and had resided in Macclenny, Fla. since 1950.
He was a self employed truck driver and a member of the First Baptist Church of Macclenny. He was the son of the late Mark Vivian and Vera Mae Jolly McGlashan.
Survivors include his wife, Anne A. McGlashan of Macclenny, Fla.; son, Al McGlashan of Macclenny, Fla.; daughters, Ann Yarborough of Macclenny, Fla. and Jane Napoli of Leesburg, Ga.; stepsons, John Allen Royal, Thomas Donald Royal, Jr., and Robert Edward Royal, all of Macclenny, Fla.; brother, David McGlashan of Tenn.; sisters, Ella Mae Yarbrough of Baldwin, Fla. and Sybil Ryals of Lawtey, Fla.; nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at 11 :00 a.m. in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home, U.S. 90 East, Macclenny, Fla., with Rev. John Hay of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery.
The family received friends on Monday, January 7, 2002, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

April 24, 2002


Mrs. Virgie Crews, 86, of Macclenny, Fla., died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at her residence. She was born in Lake Butler, Fla. and had lived in Baker County since 1935. She was employed as a cook for both the Blue Haven Restaurant and Johns Truck Stop. Mrs. Crews was the daughter of the late James Madison and Harriett Ann Nettles Moore and was the wife of the late Plummer Crews.
Survivors include five sons, Arthur Lee Crews of Taylor, Fla., Morris (Marie) Crews of St. George, Ga., Richard (Sharon) Crews, Neil (Sissy) Crews, Sr. and J.C. (Margaret) Crews, Sr., all of Macclenny, Fla.; two daughters, Betty (Earl) Yarborough and Patsy Griffis, both of Macclenny, Fla.; twenty-seven grandchildren; forty-one great­grandchildren; a great-great grandson.
Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m. Friday 19,2002, in New Hope New Congregational Methodist Church with Reverend J.C. Lauramore and Reverend Lindell Blackburn officiating. Interment followed in Swift Creek Cemetery, Union County, Fla. The family received friends from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, April 18,2002 in Guerry Funeral Home, U.S.90 East Macclenny, Fla.
Active pallbearers were Josh Crews, Clifford Crews, Ricky Crews, Emory Crews Jr., Doug Jones and J.C. Crews, Jr.
Honorary pallbearers were Earl Gonzales, Joe Newmans, Satch Wilkerson, Raymond Phillips, Joey Dobson and Sherman Harris.


25 July, 2001

Mr. James C. Brannen, age 71, of Glen St. Mary, Fla., died Monday, July 23, 2001, in St. Vincent's Medical Center. He was a native of Jacksonville, Fla. He had resided in Baker County since 1967. He was a U.S. Air Force and Korean Conflict veteran. He was employed as an aircraft mechanic with Jacksonville Naval Air Station from 1953­1956, Eastern Airlines from 1956-1989 and then returned to Jacksonville Naval Air Station 1989-1997, retiring in 1997. He was a member of the International Association of Machinist and the First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary, Fla. He was the son of the late William Holland and Lillie Harvey Brannen.
Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline "Jackie" Honaker Brannen of Glen St. Mary, Fla.; son, Jay Cameron Brannen of Glen St. Mary, Fla.; three step-daughters, Kathryn Elaine (Odis)Yarborough of Macclenny, Fla., Tanya Marie (Brad) Raulerson ofSt. George, Ga. and Angela Lynn Calvert of Glen St. Mary, Fla.; brother, Grover Brannen of Glen St. Mary, Fla.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 :30 a.m. Thursday, July 26,2001, in the First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary, Fla., with Rev. Tim Patterson officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 25,2001, at Guerry Funeral Home, U.S. 90 East, Macclenny, Fla.


March 15, 2001

Mrs. Gladys Virginia Harvey, age 86, of Macclenny, Fla., died Thursday, March 8, 2001. She was a native of Baker County, Fla. She had resided in Macclenny since 1976 moving from Jacksonville, Fla. She was a homemaker and member of the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Selvin E. Harvey, Sr. and was the daughter of the late David and Arabelle Canady Yarborough.
Survivors include her son, Selvin E. "Bud" Harvey, Jr. (Regina) of Panama City, Fla.; daughter, Wilma Carver (Hollis) of Macclenny, Fla.; grandchildren, Nancy Harvey of Beaufort, S.C., Michael Harvey (Linda) of Lake Jackson, Tex., Lisa Yazdiya (John) and Pamela Carver, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Rachel and Joshua Yazdiya of Jacksonville, Fla.
Funeral services was held on Saturday, March 10,2001, at 11:00 a.m. in Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church, with Elders David Crawford and Jesse Roberts officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery, Baker County, Fla. The family received friends Friday, March 9,2001, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Guerry Funeral Home, U.S. 90 East, Macclenny, Fla.


March 17, 2005

Funeral Services for Joshua Cortez Barnes (23) of Bryceville, Florida will be held 10:00 A.M., Friday, March 18,2004 at Brandy Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Applebee and Rev. Ken Barney officiating. Joshua was born June 30, 1981, the son of David Cortez Barnes and the former Shari Lee Young, and passed away March 12, 2005 in his home.
He is survived by: Father, David Cortez Barnes; Mother, Shari (Ralph) Collins; Three Sisters, Becki Barnes, Anita Collins, Samantha Collins; Brother Josh Collins; Grandmother, Amelia Yarborough; Great Aunt, Florrie Roberts; numerous family and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be: Ralph Collins, Robert Mitchell, Cody Hall, Daniel Crews, Tony Jerall, Steffan Rafnsson, and Joseph Grimes. Honorary pallbearers include: Chris Kicklighter, Sonny Aman, Richard Aman, Mack Peeples and Gary Crews.
The Family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M., Thursday, March 17,2004 in the chapel of Prestwood Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the memorial fund at Country Federal Credit Union in his name. Arrangements entrusted to Prestwood Funeral Home, 270 US 301 North, Baldwin, Florida 32234, (904) 266-0072.


July 28, 2004

Mrs. Wynell Rhoden Graham, age 72, of Jacksonville, Florida, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, in a local hospital. She was born in DeLand, Florida, the daughter of the late Hanceford Delano Rhoden, and the former Nettie Milton Yarborough.
Survivors include her loving husband of 55 years, Millard "Bucky" Graham, Sr.; children, Ronald (Shelly) Graham, Gary (Elizabeth) Graham, Millard "Bucky" Graham, Jr., Ray (Jill) Graham, Curtis (Paula) Graham, Kathy (Tommy) Graham, Lennie (Vicki) Graham, and Mimi Graham, all of the Jacksonville area; her sisters, Sara (Robert) Graham, Sylvia Burger, and Candace Taylor; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many friends and family.
Funeral services were held on Friday, July 23,2004, at the Temple Baptist Church, 465 Halsema Road, Jacksonville, Florida, with Reverend Ronnie Williams officiating. Interment followed in Sellers Cemetery, Jacksonville, Florida. The family received friends on Thursday, July 21,2004, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers were Brian Graham, Guy Nolan, Barry Nolan, Johnny Sellers, Mark George, William Hannah, Terry Johns, and Eddie Bell. Arrangements were by Prestwood Funeral Home, 270 U.S. 301 North, Baldwin, Florida.


March 2001

Mr. Joshua Yarborough, age 77, died Monday, March 5, 2001, in Earleton, Fla. He was the owner of National Utilities Construction Company and a member of the Orange Heights Baptist Church. Mr. Yarborough was predeceased by his parents Mae Hogan and Odis M. Yarborough.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-two years, Clara Mae Yarborough; daughters, Karen Syers (Fred) and Pamela Carter (Don) of Tampa, Fla., Peggy Messier (Gene) of St. Cloud, Fla.; sons, Kenneth (Doreen) of Land 0 Lakes, Fla. and Joey (Debra) of Orange Heights, Fla.; brother, Bobby Yarborough of Glen St. Mary, Fla.; sisters, Juanita Spurgeon of Melrose, Fla., June Walker of Macclenny, Fla., Faye Combs of Sanderson, Fla., Gloria Mott of Springville, Ala.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services was held on Thursday, March 8, 2001, at the Saluda Cemetery, Orange Heights, Fla. Williams-Thomas Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


March 2001

Mrs. Tyne Starling Yarbrough, age 80, of Macclenny, Fla., died Monday, March 13,2001. She was a native of Donaldsonville, Ga. She moved to Macclenny, Fla. in 1959 from Tampa, Fla. She was retired from the Northeast Florida State Hospital administration department, after thirty years. Her memberships include the Eastern Star Chapter #171, Baldwin, Fla.; member and Chaplain of the Woman's Club of Macclenny and volunteered a lot of time to the Council on Aging and the local nursing homes. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Macclenny. She was predeceased by her husbands, Charles Stanley Howe and Lewis Albert Yarbrough.
Survivors include her son, Terry Howe (Anna) of Baldwin, Fla.; daughter, Sheila Adams (Thomas) of Jacksonville, Fla.; sisters, Darris Hayes and Inice Grant, both of Tallahassee, Fla. and Trudi Pratt of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandsons, Quinton Howe of High Springs, Fla., Ashley Howe of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Tony Adams of Macclenny, Fla.; granddaughter, Hayley Cliett of Baldwin, Fla.; seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services was held on Friday, March 16,2001, at 2:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Macclenny, Fla. with Rev. Edsel Bone, Rev. Johnny Yarbrough and Rev. Ed. Yarbrough, officiating. Interment followed in Taylor Cemetery, Baker County, Fla. The family received friends from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2001, in Guerry Funeral Home, U.S. 90 East, Macclenny, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Annie Armstrong Missions Fund, P.O. Box 391, Macclenny, Fla. 32063.


May 23, 2001

Mrs. Hazel B. Collins, age 75, of Orlando, Fla., died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, in the Orlando Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Collins was a native of Fargo, Ga. She was a beautician for many years. She was the daughter of the late James Corbett and Lovie M. Crews Yarborough, Sr. She was predeceased by her brothers E.L. Teddy Bear Yarborough and James C. Yarborough, Jr.; sister, Louie Dean Griffis.
Survivors include her two sons, Thomas L. Collins of Orlando, Fla. and Michael Collins of Louis ana, Mo.; brother, Wayne Yarborough of Macclenny, Fla.; sisters, Sandra Corbett of Miami, Fla., Delta Jean Chesser of Okeechobee, Fla., Nina Bell Davis and Beulah Mae Wilford, both of Glen St. Mary, Fla.; two grandchildren; one great­granddaughter.
Funeral services was held at 11: 00 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2001, in the Macclenny Church of God with Rev. Shannon Connor officiating. Interment followed in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Macclenny, Fla. Guerry Funeral Home, U.S. 90 East, Macclenny, Fla. was in charge of arrangements.


Lucille Coburn, 88, of Macclenny
The Press - Obituaries

Thursday, 14 October 2010 15:12 Lucille Prevatt Coburn, 88, of Macclenny died Sunday, October 10, 2010 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville following a brief illness. She was born in Glen St. Mary , daughter of the late James Paul and Lovie (Starling) Prevatt. Mrs. Coburn lived in Orlando for many years before moving to Macclenny 20 years ago.
Mrs. Coburn was a homemaker and attended the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church. She liked playing golf, listening to bluegrass music and enjoyed watching sports on television. She was married to the late Russell Edward Coburn.
Survivors include sisters Minnie Crews of Glen St. Mary and Lorine Starling of Macclenny; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2:00 pm October 13 at her church with Elder David Crawford officiating. Interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Baker County. Guerry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Baker Country Press August 16, 1984
Sadie Griffis Green, retired school teacher

Mrs. Sadie Griffis, Green, 87, of Macclenny, and widow of the late Lacey Green, died Thursday August 9 in the Baker County Nursing Home, Macclenny, following a long illness.
Mrs. Green was a native of Macclenny, daughter of the late James amd Mrs. Green was a graduate of the University of Florida and a member of the First Baptist Church of Macclenny.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Faye Lampman & Mrs. F--- Brown of Sneads, Fla., one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mabel Wilkerson of Maxville, six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday August 12 in the First Baptist Church of Macclenny, with Dr. Alec Carter, pastor, officiating. Interment was in Long Branch cemetery, Maxville. Active pallbearers were John C----?, Tom Stewart, Charlton Mobley, Corry? Fraser?, Al Smith, & ------ ?. Honorary pallbearers were the Deacons of the First Baptist Church of Macclenny. Brinkley-Guerry Funeral Home, Macclenny, was in charge.


Baker County Press May 22, 1942

Ollie Griffis Dies At Lawtey Home

Funeral services for Ollie Griffis about 50 years of age, were held at Raiford cemetery (Sapp) Saturday. Rev. J. D. Williams of Glen St. Mary, officiating.

Mr. Griffis was a former resident of Glen St. Mary, but died at Lawtey where he had lived for a number of years. He leaves a family and many other relatives and friends in Baker County to mourn his death.


Times Union November 10, 1953

Mrs. Shelly Johns Claimed By Death

Sanford, Nov. 9 – Mrs. Shelly E. Johns, a native of Raiford who had lived for the past few months in Lake Monroe with her children died today in a local nursing home following illness of two and a half years.

She is survived by three sons, John, James and Rudolph Griffis of Lake Monroe; two daughters, Mrs. Theodore Johns of Lake Monroe and Mrs. Percy Woods, Glen St. Mary; 23 grandchildren, one great granddaughter; two brothers and two sisters.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Raiford’s Dyal Cemetery. She was a member of the Congregational Methodist church in Raiford.

Times Union Tuesday,


November 10, 1953

Hawthorne Woman killed by SAL train

Mrs. Addie Dugger, 61-year-old Hawthorne resident, was killed yesterday when the Seaboard Air Line Silver Meteor passenger train struck her as she walked across the tracks, near her home, Sheriff Frank M, Sexton said.

Funeral services for Mrs. Dugger will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the Rock Church near Booker, the Rev. Herman Moody and the Rev. Harry Eddie officiating. Burial will be in Rock Cemetery.

Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers are being asked to meet at the Dugger residence at 9:30 a.m. They are Loyd Dugger, Eddie Odom, Tommie Kuhr, Billie Weddingcamp, E. R. Rowe Jr., Charles Thompson, and Grady Weddingcamp Jr.

Mrs. Dugger, who moved to the county 22 years ago, was born May 4 1892, in Sanderson, Fla. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist church.

Surviving Mrs. Dugger are her husband, C. D. Dugger, six daughters, and three sons. The daughters are Mrs. Grady Weddingcamp, Midway, Ga., Mrs. Loraine Oden, Jacksonville, Mrs. Ila Belle Rosenblat, Wildwood; Mrs. Retha Kuhr and Mrs. Doris Ray Kuhr, both of' Gainesville; Mrs. Ruby June Matchett, Johnson. Sons are G. V. and Daniel Dugger, Hawthorne and L. R. Dugger, McClenney.

Mrs. Dugger also leaves 22 grandchildren and the following brother and sisters; W.R. Rhoden, Jacksonville; Mrs. E. R. Rowe Sr., Gainesville; Mrs. D. W. Moreland, Winter Haven; Mrs. Effie Williams, Eagle Lake; Mrs. Lillie Williams and Mrs. Minnie Williams, Jacksonville; Mrs. Lena Thompson, Glen St. Mary.

Serving as honorary pallbearers at the services tomorrow will be John Boone, B. K. Wheeler, Sam Bristowe, E. W. Wilkinson, A. E. Evans, Dr. H.M. Blank, J. M. Brownlee, John Eddie, Brant Dugger and Glenn Hancock.

(dau. of Isham Robert Rhoden & Mary Catherine Mobley)


Florida Times-Union June 9, 2011

BARNES Elgin J.R. Barnes, 85, a resident of Macclenny, Florida passed away June 7, 2011 at the V.A. Medical Center Lake City, Florida. Mr. Barnes was a lifelong resident of Macclenny, Florida and is the son of the late Lynn Adair and Effie Mae Thrift Barnes. He is preceded in death by his brother, Elmer L. Barnes. He was in the U.S. Army serving during WW II and is a charter member of the WW II Museum in New Orleans, LA.. He was awarded the American French Legion of Honor, Knighted as chevalier of French Legion of Honor, a lifetime member of the veteran of foreign wars, life member of the military order of the Purple Heart chapter 772, Lake City, Florida. He was wounded in France after D-Day where he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was also a member of the Spear-Huxford genealogy Society and a life member of the Baker County Historical Society. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church, Macclenny, Florida. Survivors include his wife of sixty-three years, Dorothy Barnes, Macclenny, Fl. One daughter: Amelia Ann Barnes (Kurt) Kraus, Macclenny, Fl. Three sons: Gregory L. Barnes, Martinsville, LA., Ward P. (Mary) Barnes, Wake, Virginia and Patrick T. (Marta) Barnes, Macclenny, Fl. One sister: Barbara Jean (Randolph) Chisholm, Macclenny, Fl. Five Grandchildren, Six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild also survive. Funeral services for Mr. Barnes will be conducted Friday June 10, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. in the First United Methodist Church, Macclenny, Fl. with the Rev. Tom Pope, officiating. Interment will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday June 9, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Guerry Funeral Home, 420 East Macclenny Ave. is in charge of arrangements. 904-259-2211.

Late WWII veteran preserved history, too.

Dear Editor:

Elgin Barnes was a Baker County native and long-time Life member of the Baker County Historical Society; he will be greatly missed. His legacy to Baker County, Florida and all those who have roots here is immeasurable. His wife, Dorothy Mobley Barnes, and brother-in-law, Carl Wendell Mobley, joined him in researching the families of Baker County, inventorying cemeteries in northeast Florida and southeast Georgia, and making the information available in the Baker County Historical Society Library and the Baker County website. Mr. Barnes contributed untold volunteer hours of family history research, gathered names and dates in cemeteries, staffed the Library, and answered questions from his deep knowledge of families and county history. He was a quiet, steady presence at the Society.

The information compiled by Mr. and Mrs. Barnes and Mr. Mobley through hours of walking through cemeteries and reading obituaries has been the basis of the Society's cemetery books. The results of their efforts have been freely given to benefit the Society. Without their commitment and forethought, the Baker County Historical Society would be less than it is today.

We say goodbye to Mr. Barnes with sadness and gratitude for all he has done for his family, church, country, and community. Our lives are better for having known him.

Karen Thomas
Macclenny

Note: Mr. Barnes, a WW II veteran, died June 7. He was 85 years old.


Baker County Press March 5, 1978

Mrs. Sarah Ellen Alford, age 82, of Glen St. Mary died Sunday afternoon following an extended illness. She was a native of Baker County and a member of the Glen St. Mary New Congregational Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Rev. Lewis Alford of Glen St. Mary; 1 son Lloyd Alford of Perry, Georgia; 3 daughters, Mrs. Blanche Dobson of Glen St. Mary, Mrs. Lula Stewart of Orlando and Mrs. Bernice McMillan of West Palm Beach; also 15 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Glen St. Mary New Congregational Methodist Church with the Rev. L.E. Harvey, Rev. J.C. Lauramore and the Rev. John W. Yarbrough, officiating. Pallbearers were the following grandsons: Donald Hersey, DeWitt Hersey, Elbert Hersey, Doyle Hersey, Wayne Hersey and Dwight Hersey. Interment was in Mount Zion (Swift Creek) Cemetery in Union County. John M. Brinkley, Mortician was in charge of arrangements.


Baker County Press February 2, 1978

Mr. Dorsey F. Barnes, age 77, of 846 South Sixth Street, Macclenny, died early Thursday evening February 9, 1978, terminating a lengthy illness. He was a native of Irvin County, Georgia. He had resided in Macclenny for several months, moving here from Homerville, Georgia where he had owned and operated Okefenokee Honey Company for a number of years until his health forced his retirement.
Mr. Barnes is survived by one son, Marvin D. Barnes, Sr. and three grandchildren, two great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held in the Chapel of Fraser Funeral Home, 712 South 6th St., Macclenny, Saturday at 3 pm with Rev. Lawton B. Thomas officiating. Casketbearers were James Bagley, Ralph Ross, Hank Ivymyre, Ward Freeman, Henry Freeman and Albert Welch. Interment was in the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery, Macclenny.


Baker County Press February 9, 1878

Mrs. Agnes Lucy Barton, age 59, of Macclenny died Thursday in a local hospital following an illness of several months. A native of Baker County, she was the daughter of the late John Jefferson and Hester Mae Griffis of Union County, Florida.
Surviving are her husband, Ressie Barton; 2 daughters, Mrs. Pauline Byrd, Mrs. Hester Mae McInarnay; 7 sons, Charles Barton, Arile Barton, Alvin Barton, John J. Barton, Clifton Barton, Phillip Barton and Edward Barton; 3 sisters, Mrs. Bertha Stewart, Mrs. Nancy Howard and Mrs. Wealthann Harris, all of Macclenny; also 19 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from The Glen St. Mary Church of God north the Rev. D.L. Griffis of the Raiford road Church of Christ officiating, assisted by the Rev. Wilford Lyons of the Glen St. Mary Church of God and the Rev. Clinton E. Ray, Sr. of The Community Full Gospel Church of Sanderson.
Active pallbearers were Eugene Hines, Ware Barton, Joe Harvey, Jimmy Ellis, Gene Hodges and Sam Stewart. Honorary were R.B. Lauramore, Riley Harris, Earnest Crews, Freddy Raulerson, Leon Conner, Warren Hodges, George Ray Williams and Bobby Barton. Interment was in Macedonia Cemetery. John M. Brinkley, Mortician was in charge of arrangements.


Baker County Press January 24, 1978

Mrs. Molly Frances (Mary) Barton of Macclenny died early Tuesday in a local hospital. A native of Baker County, she was born November 29, 1895. She attended the Raiford Road Church of Christ.
Surviving are the following nephews: Ressie Barton, Earn Barton, James Barton, Gus Barton, J.J. Barton and Lloyd Barton, all of Macclenny.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Raiford Road Church of Christ with the Rev. D.L. Griffis, officiating. Pallbearers will be Billy Stewart, Sam Stewart, Clifton Barton, John J. Barton, Ray Barton and Harold Barton. Interment will be in Macedonia Cemetery. John M. Brinkley, Mortician, was in charage of arrangements.


Baker County Press March 28, 1978

Mrs. Mable Bennett of 72 North Center Street, Baldwin, died Tuesday in a Starke hospital. A native of Manatee County, Florida, she was born January 24, 1926 and had lived in Baldwin for the past 40 years. Miss Bennett was a member of the First Baptist Church and before retirement was co-operator of Everybody’s Restaurant.
Surviving are her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie A. Lynn of Baldwin; 1 brother James E. Bennett of Baldwin; and a sister, Mrs. J.L. (Evelyn) Johnson of Jacksonville.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Baptist Church in Baldwin with the Rev. James Rigdon, the pastor, officiating assisted by the Rev. H.R. (Ray) McKendree, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary. Active pallbearers were Charles Tillis, Jr., E.P. Braddock, Robert McVay, John Chaney, Wilson Smith & Ronnie Higginbotham. Honorary were F.M. Bullard, Edgar L. Braddock, Charles Tillis Sr., W.Q. Cobb and Ted Harris. Interment was in Brandy Branch Cemetery in Nassau County. John M. Brinkley, Mortician was in charge of arrangements.


Baker County Press February 11, 1978

Mrs. Frances Byrd Bivins of 7036 Woodleigh Drive, Jacksonville, Florida, formerly of Glen St. Mary, died Saturday morning in a Jacksonville hospital terminating a short illness. She was a native of Glen St. Mary and had been employed as a sales person for J.C. Penny Company of Jacksonville for a number of years.
Mrs. Bivins is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bernice G. Aslsobrook of Jacksonville; one son, Mr. W. Samuel Griffin of Jacksonville; three brothers, Mr. Dan Byrd of Macclenny, Mr. Thomas Byrd of Jacksonville and Mr. Lewis Byrd of Tampa; one grandson, Mr. Chuck Alsobrook.
Funeral services were conducted in the Chapel of Fraser Funeral Home, Macclenny on Monday, February 13, 1978 at 11 am with Rev. Lawton B. Thomas officiating. Casketbearers were Theron Pitman, Josie Davis, Jr., Albert Byrd, Schell Byrd, Leslie Knight and Early Byrd. Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Raulerson, Neil Knight, Wilbur Kirkland, Raymond Knight, Cecil Sands, Raymond Loadholtz and Wilbur Mobley. Interment was in Manntown Cemetery, Glen St. Mary, Fla.


Baker County Press March, 1978

George A. Brown, age 77, of Rt. 1, Box 44, St. George, (Moniac) Georgia died Friday morning in a local hospital. He was a native of Lorado, Texas and had resided in Moniac for the past fifteen years. Mr. Brown was a member of the Moniac Baptist Church. He was veteran of World War I and retired as a United States Merchant Marine. He was a member of the Sea Farers Union International.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pearl Burnsed Brown of Moniac; one step-daughter, Mrs. Kay Rene Bracewell of Jacksonville; three step-sons, George Ray Canady of Moniac, Aaron John Canady of Jacksonville and Ronald D. Canady of Sanderson.
Funeral services for Mr. Brown were held in the Moniac Baptist Church Sunday, March 5, 1978 at 2:30 pm with Rev. W.G. Brooks and Rev. George Chism, officiating. Casketbearers were David Rhoden, Melvin Williams, Freddie Reynolds, Cleon Thompson, Earl Johns and Earl Hodges. Interment was in the family plot in Canady Cemetery, Moniac, Georgia.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Fraser Funeral Home, Macclenny.


Baker County Press January, 1978

Clifton Caldwell, age 55, of Maxville died Saturday. He was a native of Duval County and a member of the Baptist church. He was retired from Civil Service Naval Air Station Cecil Field.
Surviving are 3 sons, Donald R. Caldwell, Larry Caldwell and Kenneth Caldwell, all of Maxville, 5 daughters Linda Caldwell, Kim, Caldwell, both of Maxville, Mrs. Gail Bowers of Bucyrus, Ohio, Mrs. Sandra Johnson of Jacksonville and Mrs. Beverly Midyette of Maxville; 3 sisters, Mrs. Norma Bullock of Jacksonville, Mrs. Catherine Blackburn of Glen St. Mary and Mrs. Sadie Watson of Baldwin.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Longbranch Baptist Church in Clay County with the Rev. George Wilkinson, officiating. Pallbears were Ed Wilkinson, Harold Bell, Sonny Davis, J.C. Nolan, Leon Harris and Timmy Cain. Interment was in Longbranch Cemetery. John M. Brinkley, Mortician was in charge of arrangements.


Baker County Press February, 1978

Dorsey Crawford, age 62, of Glen St. Mary died Thursday in The Veteran’s Hospital, Lake City. He attended the New Congregational Methodist Church.
Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Annie Ruth Harvey of Glen St. Mary and Mrs. Lella Moore of Winter Haven; 3 brothers, Till Crawford and Rufus Crawford, both of Glen St. Mary and Mack Crawford of Tampa.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 pm from the Trinity Chapel of John M. Brinkley with the Rev. John W. Yarbrough and the Rev. L.E. Harvey, officiating. Active pallbearers were John J. Barton, E.W. Barton, Clifford Dugger, Jim Prevatt, Dennis Oralls & Tim Starling. Honorary were E. Ed Yarbrough, Ira Starling, T.J. Raulerson, Otis Rhoden, Joe Newmans, James Barton, Archie Roberson, Jimmy Burnsed, Pete Harvey and Harry Richardson. Interment was in Cedar Creek Cemetery. John M. Brinkley, Mortician was in charge of arrangements.


Baker County Press January, 1978

Mrs. Ada P.(Pency) Crews, age 86, of 2603 Mosley Rd., Orange Park, Florida died Friday in Orange Park Hospital. She was a native of Baker County and the widow of the late James C. Crews. Mrs. Crews was a member of the Clay Baptist Temple of Orange Park and had resided there for the past fourteen years.
Mrs. Crews is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Polly Sweat of Macclenny, Mrs. Dola Brazles of Fernandina Beach and Mrs. Gertrude Houston of Orange Parkk; two sons, James A. Crews of Green Cove Springs and Emory A. Crews of Orange Park; two brothers, Louie Crews of Jacksonville and Paul Crews of Macclenny; 43 grandchildren; 82 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Crews was held in Macedonia Independent Methodist Church in Macclenny, Monday, January 16, 1978 at 2 pm with Rev. Calvin Childers officiating. Casketbearers were Leroy Sweat, Henry Sweat, J.C. Crews, Neil Crews, Randy Raulerson and Emory Crews. Interment was in the family plot in Macedonia Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Fraser Funeral Home, 712 South 6th St., Macclenny.


Baker County Press Janurary, 1978

SMSgt. Cecil E. Croft, USAF (Ret.) died Friday (30 Dec 1977) in the Veterans Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. He was a native of Suwannee Valley, Florida and was born November 11, 1927. Mr. Croft retired from the Military Service as a Senior Master Sergeant after 30 years of service with the United States Air Force.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha E. Croft; and 1 daughter, Miss Elizabeth Croft, both of Macclenny; his mother, Mrs. Lola Combs Dopson of Macclenny.
The body was forwarded to Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida for private graveside services Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with full Military Honors. John M. Brinkley, Mortician was in charge of arrangements.


Baker County Press January, 1978

Mrs. Irene Rhoden Danner of 906 State Street, Fort (Lake) Worth, Florida died Friday. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Danner was the daughter of the late Elder Gus M. and Ollie Johns Rhoden of Baker County and was born Jun 21, 1913.
Surviving are her husband, Rev. Harry C. Danner of Lake Worth; 3 daughters, Mrs. Barbara Medlock and Miss Beverly Danner, both of Lake Worth, and Mrs. Patricia Dudden of Lake Park, Florida; 3 sons, Harry C. Danner, Jr. of Boynton Beach, Florida, Stephen Danner and David Danner, both of Lake Worth; 2 sisters, Mrs. Pauline Cox of Macclenny and Mrs. Juanita Crew of Ocoee; 2 brothers, Woodrow W. Rhoden of Macclenny and James Rhoden of Lake Wales; also 9 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock from the E. Earl Smith & Son Funeral Home, Lake Worth, Florida with Dr. R. Paul Caudill officiating, assisted by the Rev. Mike Overcash of the First Baptist Church. Additional services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Baptist Church with Rev. O’Neal Sharpe officiating. Active pallbearers were Wayne Rhoden, Richard Rhoden, Charles Chuck) Satterwhite, Ivie Raulerson, Tony Ramano and Gerald Dopson. Honorary were James A. Beard, S.L. Drawdy, Paul Thrift, L.F. Lewis, Carl Rhoden, Clyde Lampan, Charles DuBose, Conner Webb, Sr., Earl Knabb, Charlton Mobley and Claudell Walker. Interment was in Grove Cemetery. John M. Brinkley, Mortician was in charge of arrangements.


Baker County Press February 6, 1978

Mrs. Emma DeJongh, 87, of Maxville died Monday in a local hospital. Mrs. DeJongh was a native of Baker County and had lived in Maxville for the past 10 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Maxville.
Surviving are 1 brother, Dewey L. McPherson of Macclenny. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock from the First Baptist Church in Maxville with the Rev. George W. Wilkinson officiating, assisted by the Rev. Melvin Z. Watson. Active pallbearers are Leon Harris, D.J. Parrish, Oscar Harris, Ben Higginbotham, D.B. Griffis and Donnie Coleman. Interment will be in Longbranch Cemetery. John M. Brinkley, Mortician in charge of arrangements.


Baker County Press January, 1978

Captain Eulie D. Dugger, FHP (Ret.) of Macclenny died Saturday in a local hospital following an illness of several weeks. A native of Baker County, he was born Mar 1, 1913. Mr. Dugger was Warden for the West Palm Beach Correctional Department and since 1973 had been a member of the Baker County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Northwood Masonic Lodge No. 303 F&AM of West Palm Beach, The Scottish Rite Bodies of Lake Worth and Mahl Temple of the Shrine, Miami, Florida. He was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gwen Marie (Goodman) Dugger; 1 daughter, Mrs. Donald (Cheryl) Beasley, Jr.; his mother, Mrs. Mattie Harvey Dugger, all of Macclenny; 2 sisters, Mrs. Earl (Beulah) Knabb of Macclenny and Mrs. George (Shirley) Rodgers of Jacksonville; 2 brothers, John D. Dugger, Jr. and Leo (Jack) Dugger, both of Macclenny.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Baptist Church with the Rev. O’Neil Sharpe, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Wilford Lyons of the Glen St. Mary Church of God. Pallbearers were Lt. Col. Lee Simmons of FHP, Sheriff Joe Newmans, Robert Dugger, Claudell Walker, Paul E. Rhoden and Henry Brown. Masonic Rites at the graveside were conferred by Dawkins Lodge No. 60 F&AM of Macclenny. John M. Brinkley, Mortician was in charge of arrangements. (s/o John Daniel Dugger & Mattie E. Harvey, bur. Woodlawn cem)


Baker County Press March, 1978

L.E. Dyess, age 65, of 6914 Sallie Avenue died Tuesday in a Jacksonville hospital. A native of Baker County, he had lived in Jacksonville for the past 50 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Dyess was a retired Merchant Seaman having been in the maritime service for 25 years at the time of his retirement.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorthy L. (Johns) Dyess of Jacksonville; 1 sister, Mrs. Louise Commander of Jacksonville.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Trinity Chapel of John M. Brinkley with the Rev. O’Neil Sharpe, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Pallbearers were Harry Evors, LaMar Pierce, Jesse Joyner, Garland Williams, Edwin Joyner and Wayman Capps. Interment was in North Prong Cemetery. John M. Brinkley, Mortician in charge of arrangements. (22 May 1912 - 7 Mar 1978)


Baker County Press January 14, 1978

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel C. Fisher were held Tuesday 3:30 pm in the Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial was in the Macedonia Cemetery.
Mrs. Fisher of 8711 Newton Road, died Saturday. She was born in Macclenny and had resided in Jacksonville 27 years. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Joan Stanahans of Ventura, California; a son, Wayne W. Mixon of Jacksonville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Pearlie Pierce of Macclenny and Mrs. Lear Hodges of Whitehouse; a brother, Tim Crews of Macclenny; and several Grandchildren.
Arrangements were by Hardage – Krausss Southside Funeral Home, 4115 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville.


Baker County Press January 30, 1978

Mr. Louis Luigi Giliano, age 82, of Rt. 2, Box 250, Glen St. Mary, Florida, died suddenly Monday morning. He was a native of Sortados, Italy. He was a member of the Kyler Missionary Baptist Church and a Veteran of World War 1, having served in the United States Army.
Mr. Giliano has no known survivors but was a close friend of Mrs. Margaret Burnsed and family.
Funeral services for Mr. Giliano were held in the Chapel of Fraser Funeral Home in Macclenny Tuesday afternoon at 2 pm with Rev. James Conner and Rev. William J. Saunders, officiating. Casketbearers were Owen Burnsed, Frank Tyre, Richard Fish, Albert Altman, Lonzie Altman and Melvin Addison. Interment was in Macedonia Cemetery, north of Macclenny.


Baker County Press February 8, 1978

Lee Harvey, Sr., age 70 of 3314 Broadway Avenue died Wednesday. He was a native of Glen St. Mary and a resident of Jacksonville since 1927. Mr. Harvey was a member of the Zion Rest Primitive Baptist Church Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruby M. Harvey; a daughter, Mrs. Delores Burns of Jacksonville; 2 sons, Harry L. Harvey, Jr. of Orange Park and Milton D. Harvey, Jacksonville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ruby Fuqua, Green Cove Springs and Mrs. Louise Coleman, Jacksonville; 5 brothers, Clarence, Aubrey and Russell V. Harvey of Jacksonville, Selvin Harvey, Macclenny and James Harvey, Glen St. Mrs.; and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 pm Friday in the Zion Rest Primitive Baptist Church with Elder H.W. Jordan officiating. Interment was in Swift Creek Cemetery near Olustee. Pallbearers were B.G. Dyal, L.B. Molay, E.E. Crews, U.S. Brosky, S.M. Hersey and W.C. Turner. Arrangements by Giddens-Griffith Funeral Home, 729 S. Edgewood Ave.


Baker County Press February 8, 1978

William Auzzie Harvey, Sr., age 89, of Route 1, Sanderson died Saturday in a local hospital. Mr. Harvey was a native of Baker County and a member of one of the pioneer families of this county. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.
Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Rudolph (Ruddy) Jones, Mrs. Geraldine Driggers, Mrs. Betty Faye Searcy, Mrs. Barbara Ann Ball, and Mrs. Margie Laverne Dice, all of Sanderson; 3 sons, Clifton Harvey, William A. (Billy) Harvey, Jr., both of Sanderson and Franklin D. Harvey of Macclenny; 1 brother, Artis Harvey of Macclenny; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mae Rhoden of Glen St. Mary and Mrs. Lila Rhoden of Macclenny; also 20 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Taylor New Congregational Methodist Church with the Rev. John W. Yarbrough, pastor of the New River New Congregational Methodist Church, officiating, assisted by Elder Everett Johns, Sr. of the Primitive Baptist Church. Active pallbearers were E. Ed Yarbrough, Lonnie Combs, Harry Richardson, Eulice Rhoden, Donald Rhoden and Stewart Taylor. Honorary were Edwin G. Fraser, Edgar Crawford, Clarence Taylor, Lewis Covin, Roy Yarbrough, Duff Davis, Rev. S.Z. Brantley, Lawton Conner, J.W. Rewis, W.D. McCook and Frank Taylor. Interment was in Taylor Cemetery. John M. Brinkley, Mortician was in charge of arrangements. (25 Dec 1888 – 18 Feb 1978 s/o Charles H)


Baker County Press February, 1978

Mrs. Lavada Sweat Hood, age 92, of 6862 West 12th Street, died Sunday. A native of Baker County, Mrs. Hood had lived in Jacksonville for the past 26 years following the death of her husband, Charles Henry Hood of Sanderson. Mrs. Hood was a member of the Dinkins New Congregational Methodist Church.
She is survived by 1 son, Charley E. Hood of Jacksonville with whom she had made her home; 2 daughters, Mrs. Fordie Crews of Gainesville and Mrs. Thelma Williams of Keystone Heights; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lettie Sweat of Sanderson and Mrs. Effie Combs of Glen St. Mary, also 18 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Trinity Chapel of John M. Brinkley with the Rev. Barney Crews of The Way Of The Cross Full Gospel Church and the Rev. John W. Yarbrough, pastor of the New River New Congregational Methodist Church officiating. Pallbearers were Dewey Beasley, Maxie Rhoden, Angus Combs, Maxie Combs, Frank Sweat and Colonel Combs. Interment was in Cedar Creek Cemetery. John M. Brinkley, Mortician was in charge of arrangements. (18 Oct 1886 - 12 Feb 1978 d/o Abner J. Sweat)


Funeral services for Mr. James Jenkins were held Saturday, February 11, 1978 in the Church of God in Christ, Branford, Florida with Elder Richard Farmer officiating, assisted by other ministers. Mr. Jenkins was a native of Moultrie, Georgia and son of the late Frank and Symantha Jenkins. He was a member of the New Grove Baptist Church there for many years, serving on the deacon board. After moving to Branford, he was a member of the Church of God in Christ, servicing faithfully.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Nettie L. Jenkins; daughters, Mrs. Azalda Taylor of Branford, Louise Wilkerson of O’Brien and Mrs. Betty J. Jones of Orlando; sons, James Jenkins of Boynton Beach, Leon of Delray Beach, Elijah, Horace and Frank Jenkins of Branford; sisters, Mrs. Ruth Moon of Albany, Georgia, several nieces and nephews and many friends.
Arrangements were by Charles t. Hall funeral Home, Live Oak, Florida


Baker County Press February, 1978

Mrs. Alma K. Jones of 319 Center Street North, Baldwin, died Friday in a Jacksonville Hospital. She was born in Screven, Georgia August 27, 1900. She had resided in Florida for approximately fifty years. She was the widow of the late Van Raley Jones, Sr. Mrs. Jones was a member of the Baldwin First United Methodist Church and the Methodist Women. She was a retired school teacher, having taught for forty years in the public schools of Nassau and Duval counties. She retired from a position in the Baldwin High School. She was a charter member of Alpha Delta Kappa, International Honorary Teachers Sorority, Aloha Epsilon Chapter.
Mrs. Jones is survived by one son, Van R. Jones, Jr. of Baldwin; one sister, Mrs. Eva K. Walker of Jacksonville; one brother, Mr. Ira A. Kicklighter of Jacksonville; and one grandson, Jason A. Jones of Baldwin.
Funeral services for Mrs. Jones were conducted in the Baldwin First United Methodist Church with Rev. Guy Athern, Pastor, officiating. Casketbearers were B.H. Hughes, H.A. Coleman, F.M. Bullard, S.C. Whitty, John M. Cross and C.J. Grace. Interment was in the family plot in Jones Cemetery, Callahan, Florida.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Fraser Funeral Home, 712 south 6th Street, Macclenny. (27 Aug 1900 -3 Mar 1978)


Baker County Press January, 1978

Carlton L (Leven) Kitte, age 72, of Olustee died Sunday. Mr. Kitte was a native of Baker County and a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 sons, SMSgt. Leven C. Kitte of Sembach AB, Germany and Clifford P. Kitte of Jacksonville; also 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Trinity Chapel of John M. Brinkley with the Rev. John W. Yarbrough, pastor of the New River New Congregational Methodist Church, officiating. Active pallbearers were Wilber Godwin, Vasco Godwin, Fred Alford, Shelton Hodges, Floyd Stuart and Albert Burnsed. Honorary were Ellis Brannon, Ray Jones, Colon Godwin, Nolan Godwin, Kenneth Owens and Johnny Walker. Interment was in South Prong Cemetery. John M. Brinkley, Mortician was in charge of arrangements.
(13 Oct 1905 - 1 Jan 1978)


Baker County Press January, 1978

Mrs. Ellen Bradley Lindsey of Baldwin died Friday following an extended illness. A native of Baker County, she had lived in Baldwin for the past 12 years. Mrs. Lindsey was born March 6, 1925. She was owner and operator of Ellen’s Beauty Shops for a number of years.
Surviving are her husband, James Warren Lindsey of Baldwin; 2 daughters, Mrs. Iris Sorenson of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Mrs. Janice Sweat of Saudi Arabia; 1 son, Wilbur Coleman of Jacksonville, her mother, Mrs. Mabel Agnes Crews of Glen St, Mary; her stepfather, Rufus Powers of Glen St. Mary; 2 sisters, Mrs. Rubye Harper of Waldo, Florida and Mrs. Dorothy Davis of Glen St. Mary; 4 brothers, Harold Bradley of Baldwin, L.D. Bradley of Glen St. Mary, R.V. Bradley of Interlachen, Florida and George Powers of Jacksonville; also 8 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at 11 o’clock from the First Assembly of God in Baldwin with the pastor, Rev. Jim Abrogast, officiating, assisted by the Rev. James Rigdon of the First Baptist Church of Baldwin. Active pallbearers were Ray Burnsed, David Bradley, Freddie Smith, Frank M. Bullard, Jr., Michael Bradley and Gary Barber. Honorary were Dewey Raulerson, Chief G.A. Yates, Wendell Bryan, Theo Taylor, Ivy Lucas and W.D. (Bill) Groves. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Baker County. John M. Brinkley, Mortician was in charge of funeral arrangements.
(6 Mar 1925 – 6 Jan 1978)


Baker County Press March, 1978

Robert J. Maul, age 36, of Macclenny died Thursday in the Veteran’s Hospital in Gainesville. A native of Trenton, New Jersey, he had lived in Macclenny for the past 11 years. Mr. Maul was a Baptist.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Vivian Joan Manning Maul of Macclenny; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Maul of Hamilton Square, New Jersey; 1 brother John Maul, III of Trenton, New Jersey; 3 sisters, Miss Jan K. Maul of Pueblo, Colorado, Mrs. Frances Rodino of Hazelton, Pennsylvania and Mrs. Virginia Post of Beachwood, New Jersey.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the Clay Hill Baptist Church in Clay County with the pastor the Rev. Bill Hendricks, officiating, assisted by the Rev. James Griffis. Pallbearers were Floyd Johns, Rev. James Griffis, Gene Wallace, Joe Braswell, Jimmy Long and Harry Dressendorter. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. John M. Brinkley, Mortician was in charge of arrangements.
(20 Aug 1951 – 16 Mar 1978)


Baker County Press January, 1978

Mrs. Thelma Rhoden McHugh of 1214 LaBelle Street, Jacksonville, Florida died in a local hospital Friday, terminating a lengthy illness. She was a native of Baker County and had resided in Jacksonville for the past forty-five years.
Mrs. McHugh is survived by two sons, Everett A. Green and Elgene Green of Jacksonville; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Combs of Sanderson and Mrs. Myrtle Lee Combs of Macclenny; three brothers, Mr. Ulyss Rhoden of Lake Butler, Mr. Roy Rhoden of Jacksonville and Mr. Carl Rhoden of Glen St. Mary, Florida; a number of Grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. McHugh were held in the Chapel of Fraser Funeral Home, Macclenny, Monday, January 2, 1978 at 1 pm with Rev. Harry B. Correll officiating. Casketbearers were Watson Goodwin, Fred Combs, Jr., Billy Stewart, Rickey Burnette, Denis Robinson and Alvin Brantley. Interment was in North Prong Cemetery, north of Glen St. Mary.
(2 Mar 1903 – 29 Dec 1977)


Baker County Press March, 1978

Mrs. Vivian Pellum Miller, age 53, of 2610 Sandford Avenue, Sandford, Florida died early Tuesday morning. A native of Macclenny, she had lived in Sanford for the past 17 years. She was a member of the Raiford Road Church of Christ.
Surviving are her husband, Jerome A., Miller of Sandford; 2 daughters, Mrs. June Faye Berrie of Jacksonville, Mrs. Sylvia Kay Isaccson of Orlando; Franklin Jerome Rolph of Sandford; her stepmother, Mrs. Ida Mae Pellum of Macclenny; 2 brothers, George Pellum, Jr. of Jacksonville and Carl Pellum of Birmingham, Alabama; 5 sisters, Mrs. Aline Rhoden, Mrs. Dotsy McPherson, Mrs. Joann Fox and Mrs. Claudia Jean Robinson, all of Macclenny and Mrs. Irene Greene of Jacksonville.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the Raiford Road Church of Christ with the Rev. D.L. Griffis, officiating. Pallbearers are Hoyte Driggers, Larry Greene, Johnny Greene, Ricky Greene, Jimmy Greene and Jody Rhoden.
Interment will be in Macedonia Cemetery. John M. Brinkley, Mortician in charge of arrangements.


Baker County Press March 15, 1978

Mrs. Pearl Mobley Moore, former resident of Macclenny died Wednesday afternoon. She resided at 3701 E. Henry St., Tampa, Florida.
Survivors include her husband, Francis C. Moore of Tampa; 3 sons, Paul Mobley of Tampa, Freddie Mobley of Plant City and Charlie Mobley of Zephyrhills; 4 daughters Ruth Starling of Macclenny, Ruby Parker and Floralee Bishop, both of Mango, Florida and Effie Loan of Winter Haven; two brothers, John Scott Richards and Eckard Richards, both of Tamp; 3 sisters, May Bell Fritz of Tampa, Emma Polk of Zephyrhills, and Nettie Neal of Texas.
Funeral services will be at 2 pm Saturday in the Chapel of F.T. Blount Co., 5101 Nebraska Ave., Tampa, Rev. D.L. Griffis, minister of the Raiford Road Church of Christ, officiating. Burial in Orange Hill Cemetery, Tampa.
(18 Jan 1904 – 1 Mar 1978 w/o 1) Frederick Lee Mobley, d/o John Rose Richards)


Baker County Press February, 1978

Lonnie C. (Chapman) Oliver, age 90, of Baldwin died Thursday in a Jacksonville hospital. A native of Middleburg he had lived most of his lifetime in Baldwin. He was a member & for a number of years served on the Board of Deacons of the First Baptist Church, and was at the time of his death the oldest living member of that congregation. He was a life member of the Baldwin Lodge No. 217 F&A.M. and a member of the BaldwinChapter No. 171 Order of the Eastgern Star. Mr. Oliver was Municipal Judge in Baldwin for a number of years and later served for 21 consecutive terms as Mayor for that city. Through the efforts of Mr. Oliver, highway 301 through Baldwin and then north Callahan was improved during the governorship of the late Fred P. Cone. During his long tenure as mayor he worked to attract new interest to Baldwin.
Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Myrtie O. Barefoot of Reston, Virginia, Mrs. Marvin (Frances) Braddock of Baldwin, and Mrs. Paul M. (Lucille J.) Moore of Jacksonville; 2 grand-daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Klein of Reston, Virginia and Mrs. Carlene M. Ellis of San Jose, California; 3 grandsons, Major Paul M. Moore, Jr. of Grafton, Virginia, C.M. Braddock of Lake Alfred, Florida and Captain Albert M. Braddock of Milton, Florida.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Baptist Church in Baldwin with the pastor, Rev. James Rigdon, officiating, assisted by the Rev. H.R. McKendree, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary. Active pallbearers were W.O. Cobb, B.H. Hughes, Everett P. Braddock, John W. Ruis, Earl Brown and Edgar Braddock. Honorary were Hon. Charley E. Johns, Lonnie Lynn, Theo Taylor, Earl Braddock, Dr. C.C. Mendoza, C.A. Crews, J.B. Rentz, J.W. Edwards, Harold Bradley and Herbert Coleman. Masonic rites at the graveside were in charge of Baldwin Lodge No. 317 F&AM. Interment was in Brandy Branch Cemetery in Nassau County. John M. Brinkley, Mortician was in charge of arrangements.
(7 Oct 1887 - 16 Feb 1978 s/o Chapman L. & Sarah M.)


Baker County PressMarch 10, 1978

John Clayton (Kay) O’Neal, Sr., age 71, of Maxville died Friday. A native of Nassau County, he had lived most of his lifetime in Baldwin before moving to Maxville. He was retired from the Florida Forest Service.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mildred Tyre O’Neal of Maxville; 1 daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Marie Copeland of Maxville, five sons, Luther O’Neal of Baldwin, F.O. O’Neal and Freddy O’Neal all of Maxville; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Thompson of St. George, Georgia, Mrs. Nettie O’Steen of Jacksonville and Mrs. Dorothy Harvey Jones of Maxville, also 18 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at 11 o’clock from the First Assembly of God Church in Baldwin with the pastor, the Rev. Jim Abrogast, officiating. Pallbearers were D.F. Griffin, Irvin Hall, Ray Salvage, Willie Godwin, Carl Cole, J.B. Rentz, Harvey Arnold, T.J. Peterson and Bob Evans. Interment was in Brandy Branch in Nassau County. John M. Brinkley, Mortician was in charge of arrangements.


Baker County Press March, 1978

Funeral services for Mr. David Joseph (D.J.) Parrish, age 58, of Maxville, Florida were held in the Maxville Baptist Church, Monday at 2:00 pm with the Rev. George Wilkerson and Rev. Bobby Knight, officiating, Casketbearers were Leon Harris, James Coleman, Joe Hogan, Ben Higginbotham, J.D. Wilkerson and E.D. Higginbotham. Honorary pallbearers were Mikel Hargroves, D.B. Griffis, Albert Caroll, Sidney Deese, Randolph Crosby, Marvin Green, Floyd Johns, Frank Bell, Buddy Bradshaw, Buddy Browning and Junior Wilkinson. Interment was in Long Branch Cemetery in Clay County.
Mr. Parrish was a member and deacon of the Maxville Baptist Church and had been self employed for a number of years as a pulpwood producer. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Navy.
Mr. Parrish is survived by the widow, Mrs. Juanita Nolan Parrish of Maxville; three daughters, Mrs. Patricia Ann Garelick and Mrs. JoAnn Fallen of Jacksonville. Mrs. Rhonda Dixon of Maxville; one son, David Joseph Parrish, Jr. of Maxville; his mother, Mrs. Nellie Parrish of Maxville; one foster brother, Harold R. Higginbotham of Lawtey; four grandchildren and two step grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Fraser Funeral Home, 712 s. 6th St., Macclenny.
(3 Apr 1921 - 24 Mar 1978 - s/o Daniel J Parrish/Nellie Higginbotham)


Baker County Press January, 1978

Funeral services for Mr. Evans C. Perry, who passed away January 28 in Jacksonville, were held Saturday at Quebec Baptist Church in Ellaville, Georgia, Rev. W. Jones officiated.
Mr. Perry was born in Schley County, Georgia in 1892 but had lived in the Jacksonville area for many years and was a faithful member of New St. James AME Church. Survivors include wife Hattie Perry of Jacksonville; daughters, Mrs. Francis Jones of Macclenny, Miss Margie Perry, Mrs. Saudra Jones, Miss Cynthia Louise Perry and Mrs. Eva Mae Gaskins, all of Jacksonville; Mrs. Clemmie Storey, Mrs. Mary Louise Gay and Mrs. Mamie Ola Franklin, all of Bauna Vista, Georgia; Mrs. Gwendolyn Miller, Hartford, Conn. and Mrs. Marietta Howard of Richmond, Va., also sons Raymond, John L., John Lafayette and Tommie Lee , all of Jacksonville; James Evans of Ozark, Ala., Calvin of Knoxville, Tenn. And William of Gainesville. Also two sisters, two brothers, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Interment was in Hopewell Cemetery in Ellaville, Barnum Funeral Home of Jacksonville in charge of arrangements.


Baker County Press February 21, 1978

Mr. Phillip Wayne Rhoden of 131 McIver Avenue East, Macclenny, died early Tuesday evening accidentally. He was born Jul 18, 1955 and was a life long resident of Macclenny where he was a graduate of Baker County High School. He was active in the school band and other high school activities. Mr. Rhoden was employed as a Corrections Officer at Union County Correctional Institute of Raiford, Florida and was enrolled at Lake City Community College.
Mr. Rhoden is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Loraine Flowers Rhoden of Macclenny; tow sisters, Miss Brenda Rhoden of Macclenny and Mrs. Linda Giddens of Jacksonville, his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Brantley H. Fraser of Glen St. Mary and his maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Maggie Combs of Macclenny.
Funeral services were held Friday at 3:00 pm in the Macclenny First Baptist Church with Rev. D.L. Griffis and Rev. Melvin Raulerson, officiating. Casketbearers were Rick Voorhees, Kevin Walker, Ronald Mann, Mike Yarbrough, Marcus Rhoden and Jerry Jordan. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Macclenny.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Fraser funeral Home, 712 S. 6th St., Macclenny.
(29 Jul 1955 – 14 Feb 1978 – s/o Joshie Rhoden/Mary Louise Fraser)


Baker County Press March 16, 1978

Mrs. Glenda Williams Richardson, age 23, of Route 1, Glen St. Mary, died Thursday in a Jacksonville hospital. A native of Lake City she had lived in Baker County for the past 6 years. Mrs. Richardson was a member of the Community Full Gospel Church where she was an active member. Mrs. Richardson was a graduate of the Columbia County High School, Lake City, Florida.
Surviving are her husband, Drew Richardson; 2 daughters, Tonya Kaye Richardson and Amy Aenae Richardson, all of Sanderson, her mother, Mrs. Beatrice Markham Williams; 2 brothers, Bobby Lee Williams and Billy Wayne Williams, all of Lake City.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from First Full Gospel Church in Lake City with Rev. Clinton Ray of the Community Full Gospel Church, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Ulis P. Taylor of the First Full Gospel Church. Active pallbearers were Gary Griffith, Rocky Sapp, Michael Moates, Charles Albritton, Douglas Brown and Ronnie Moates. Honorary were Glenn Davis, Dennis Albritton, L.W. Albritton, Ralph Self, Dave Kirkman and Earl Green. Interment was in the Williams Family Cemetery, Lake City. John M. Brinkley, Mortician was in charge of arrangements.
(6 Jul 1954 - 16 Mar 1978 - d/o Marion W. Williams/Beatrice Markham)


Baker County Press January, 1978

Mr. Edgar Earl Roberts, age 52, of Keystone Heights, Florida died Sunday January 1, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Roberts was a member of the Baptist Church. He was retired as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps with twenty-five years service and a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. He was a former resident of Baldwin and a graduate of Baldwin High School. Mr. Roberts is survived by two sons, William Earl and Edward Allen Roberts of Newton, North Carolina; his mother, Mrs. L.E. (Pearl) Roberts of Keystone Heights; one sister, Mrs. Myrna Stilwell of Jacksonville; and one grandson.
Graveside military services were conducted Thursday, January 5, 1978 in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Jacksonville at 2 pm with Chaplin James G. Goode, LCDR, officiating.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Fraser Funeral Home, Macclenny.


Baker County Press February 8, 1978

Mrs. Jessie Adeline Rowell, age 84, formerly of Jacksonville died Wednesday in a Brooksville hospital. She was a member of the Church of God. She was a native of Walterboro, South Carolina and had lived in Brooksville the past year.
Surviving are her husband, James N. Rowell of Brooksville; 1 son Edwin L. Bell of Macclenny; 3 daughters, Mrs. Mamie Chestnut of Brooksville, Mrs. Margaret Nichols of West Palm Beach and Mrs. Mary Coffman of Keystone Heights; 5 sisters, Mrs. Mamie Davis of Jacksonville, Mrs. Helmar Foster and Mrs. Maybelle Land also of Jacksonville, Mrs. Nancy Costline of Lakeland, Florida and Mrs. Retha Sickling of Vellin, Illinois; also 12 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock from the Macclenny Church of God with the Rev. Lawton B. Thomas officiating, assisted by the Rev. C.H. Rochester, pastor of the West Brooksville Church of God, Brooksville, Florida. Active pallbearers were Donald Coffman, John Coffman, Richard Chestnut, Stanley Bell, Leroy Crawford ands Brooks Ball. Honorary were Ed Johnson, C,A. Green, Ronald Nichols, Ira Burnsed, Rev. Wilford Lyons, D.B. Raulerson and Rev, Asa Coleman, Jr. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. John M. Brinkley, Mortician was in charge of arrangements.
(20 Dec 1893 - 1 Feb 1978)


Baker County Press January 30, 1978

Mrs. Mary Collene Sowell of Edison Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida, died Monday, January 23, 1978 in a Jacksonville hospital. She was a native of Alma, Georgia and had resided in Florida for the past twenty years.
Mrs. Sowell is survived by her husband, Mr. Clyde Sowell of St. George, Georgia; one daughter, Miss Sharon Collins of Glen St. Mary; three sons, James Earl Collins, Jr. and Ronald Lee Collins of Glen St. Mary, and Kevin Clyde Sowell of St. George, Georgia; her mother, Mrs. Opal Ivey of Jacksonville.
Funeral services were held in the Chapel of Fraser Funeral Home, Macclenny, Thursday at 2 pm with Mr. Kingsley Tharpe, officiating. Casketbearers were Fritz Engelage, Joe Newmans, Steve Weldon, Woodrow Rhoden, Dick Fritz and Bill Lyons. Interment was in the family plot in Macedonia Cemetery, north of Macclenny.


Baker County Press January 8, 1978

Mrs. Fannie Kate Suttles of 4712 Astral Avenue died Sunday. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, she had lived in Jacksonville for more than 50 years. She was born October 5, 1895. Mrs. Suttles was a member of the Murray Hill Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, W.G. Suttles, Sr. of Jacksonville; 3 sons, Charles N. Suttles of Jacksonville and W.G. Suttles, Jr. of Dahlonega, Georgia; also 5 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock from the Murray Hill Baptist Church with the pastor, Dr. Paul Wrenn, officiating. Active pallbearers were R.L. Ballew, J.D. Hanbury, J.B. Bagnal, Warren B. Godwin, Harry Lavender and John Y. Lunsford. Honorary were T.E. Skinner, Bill Anderson, Fonso Christie, Thomas Knight, Lawton Smith, Edgar Pope and Deacons of the Murray Hill Baptist Church. Interment was in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery. John M. Brinkley, Mortician was in charge of funeral arrangements.


Baker County Press January, 1978

Kenny Alfred Turner, age 72, of Macclenny died Saturday in a local hospital. He was a member of the Church of God. Mr. Turner had lived in Macclenny for the past 7 years, having moved here from Maxville. He was a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma E.(Earlie) Turner of Macclenny; 4 daughters, Mrs. Katie Mae Minchew of Blackshear, Georgia, Mrs. Earlie V. Pervis, Macclenny, Mrs. Beatrice Brewer of Jackson, Alabama and Mrs. Hazel M. Tyson of Macclenny; 7 sons, James A. Turner of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Travis Turner of Detroit, Michigan, Everett Gilliard of Jacksonville, J.W. Gilliard of Callahan, Thomas A. Turner of Sour Lake, Texas, Kenny F. Turner of Macclenny and Jimmy R. Turner of Middleburg, Florida; 2 brothers, Amon Turner of Atlanta, Georgia and J.C. Turner of Waycross, Georgia; 3 sisters, Mrs. Stella Oswald of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Mrs. Lucille Howell and Mrs. Katie Bell Rigdon, both of Waycross; 31 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Macclenny Church of God with the Rev. A.J. Nevill of the Emmanuel Baptist Church and the Rev. Wilford Lyons of the Glen St. Mary Church of God, officiating. Active pallbearers were Henry Thomas, Morgan Stokes, Carroll Thomas, Ollie Howell, Stuart Nelson and Walter Alvarez. Honorary were Calvin Thomas, C.L. Thomas and Pomeroy Tomberlin. Interment will be in Macedonia Cemetery. John M. Brinkley, Mortician was in charge of arrangements.
(7 Feb 1905 - 28 Jan 1978)


Baker County Press March, 1978

Mr. John M. Wilson, age 76, of Macclenny, Florida died early Thursday evening in a local hospital terminating a lengthy illness. He was a native of Folkston, Georgia and had resided in Macclenny for the past eleven years moving here from Jacksonville. He was a member of the Woodlawn Baptist Church of Jacksonville and a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, having retired as a conductor with the Jacksonville Terminal Company in December of 1966.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Thelma Drawdy Wilson of Macclenny; one daughter, Mrs. Deloris Jones of Cave Junction, Oregon; one son, Mr. Donovan L. Wilson of Jacksonville; six sisters, Mrs. Doris Joyce and Mrs. Jackie Amrhein of Jacksonville, Mrs. Martha Tinsley of Winter Park, Florida, Mrs. Essie Holley of Tallahassee, Mrs. Eula Miller of Maryland and Mrs. Ina Mae Mills of Kingsland, Georgia; two brothers, L.C. Wilson of Jacksonville and Robert E. Wilson of Daytona Beach, Florida; five grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Funeral services for Mr. Wilson were held in the Chapel of Fraser Funeral Home in Macclenny on Sunday, March 19, 1978 at 3:00 pm with Rev. Jams R. Hamrick, pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Jacksonville and Rev. Ron Garis pastor of the Baldwin Grace Baptist Church, officiating. Casketbearers were Charles Burnsed, Jack Dugger, James Barton, Kenneth Thornton, Floyd Rhoden and Joe Barber. Interment was in the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery, Macclenny, Fla. (15 Dec 1901 - 16 Mar 1978)


Baker County Press – February 28, 1982

Mrs. Gazelle M (Parrish) Sweat of Maxville died in a Jacksonville hospital Saturday evening terminating a lengthy illness. The Whitehouse native was born February 2, 1905, the daughter of the late Joseph and Louisa Parrish, and had resided in Maxville for a number of years where she was a member of the Maxville Baptist Church.
Mrs. Sweat is survived by her husband, Mr. Leslie Sweat of Maxville; four daughters, Mrs. Gloria Baker of Mascotte, Fla., Mrs., Jewel Goolsby of Sanford, Mrs. Alene Mosley and Mrs. Helen Pecor of Maxville; one son, Mr. Harold R. Higginbotham of Lawtey; four sisters, Mrs. Hester Higginbotham, Maxville, Mrs. Alma Anders, Lawtey, Mrs. Sally Hogan and Mrs. Marion Hall of Jacksonville; fourteen grandchildren and one great grand daughter.
Funeral services were held in the Maxville Baptist church Tuesday, January 26, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. R.T. Williams and Rev. Willie Crews officiating. Casket bearers were nephews of Mrs. Sweat, James Coleman. Ben Higginbotham, Billy Anders, Glen Shuford, Joe Hogan, and Wayne Parrish. Honorary pallbearers were: E. D. Higginbotham, Elija Davis, and Jeff Morris. Interment was in the family plot in Long Branch Cemetery Maxville, Clay County.
Fraser Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

(d/o Joseph & Louisa Parrish - 2 Feb 10-5 - 23 Feb 1982)


Baker County Press– January 31, 1963

William (Bill) (Clarke) Hayes, a longtime resident of Macclenny died early Saturday morning enroute to the Fraser Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church of which he was a member, on Monday afternoon with the Rev. W. E. Rowell, pastor, officiating. Rev. Rowell was assisted by Rev. O. E. Boals, pastor or North Pleasant Grove Church, Alachua. Baker County Press Mr. Hayes, who was 66 years of age, had been a resident of Macclenny for 28 years, and was very active in the Church and civic affairs. He was a member of the Florida Sheriff” Association, and the Baker County Selective Service Board. He had also served on the City Council and was Post Adjutant of Lonnie Blair Post 83, American Legion, having served in World War 1, U.S. Army. He was one of the strongest supporters of the newly formed Junior Deputy Sheriff’s League of Baker County, and was vitally interested in the welfare of the young people of the County.
At the time of his retirement Mr. Hayes had completed his 30th year as locomotive engineer with the Seaboard Airline Railroad. A disability made it necessary for him to retire in 1952. He was a native of Arnoldsville, Georgia.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Thelma McLeod Hayes, Macclenny; Daughter Mrs. Andy Dudish, Decatur , Georgia; a son, William H. Hayes, Decatur, Georgia; two sisters, Mrs. B.L. McGee, Atlanta, and Miss Rob Hayes, Miami; Three brothers, Howard Hayes, Miami, James Hayes, Winterville, Georgia and Z.H. Hayes, Decatur, there is eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A long list of friends from four States were in Macclenny to attend the funeral.
Pallbearers were: B.R. Burnsed, W. Frank Wells, John W. Rowe, Joe Dobson, R.S. Baxter, and A.P. Holt.
Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.


Baker County Press – January, 1994

Eva Irene Lewis. 79, of Macclenny, died January 17, at Memorial Medical Center in Jacksonville after a long illness.
Mrs. Lewis was a native of Milan, Ga.
Survivors include one daughter, Shirley H Johns of Macclenny, two sons, Ed Lewis of St. Augustine and Allen Lewis of Asheboro, N.C; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Fraser Funeral Home January 20. Burial was in North Prong Cemetery.


Baker County Press - April 26, 1999

Mrs. Mary W. (Williams) Anderson, age 73, of Macclenny, Florida, died Monday, April 26, 1999 in the St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Jacksonville, Fl. following a brief illness.
Mrs. Anderson was a native of Lakeland, Georgia and had resided in Jacksonville Fl. Before moving to Macclenny, Fl. 55 years ago. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Rentzy Kirkland Williams and the widow of the Late Johnnie Malachi “J.C. Anderson.
Mrs. Anderson was the former manager of Claude’s Motel in Macclenny, Fl. And retired from the Northwest Florida State Hospital, Macclenny, Fl. As a nursing aid after 18 years of service. She was a loving and dedicated mother and attended the Baldwin Fl. Church of God.
Survivors include: four daughters, Cleo (Sam) O’Steen of Mayo Fl., Esther M Griffis and Lavonne (Tony) Brunfield, both of Macclenny, Fl. And Genevieve (Larry) Lucas of Lake City, Fl., three sons: Clyde (Mary Lou) Anderson of Glen St. Mary, Fl., Johnnie Wayne (Ruby) Anderson and Michael (Sherrie) Anderson, both of Macclenny, Fl. Two sisters, Bea Allen of Nashville, Ga. And Alberta Pecor of Baldwin, Fl; 16 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Anderson was preceded in death by her son, Charles Edward Anderson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 1999, in the Macclenny Church of God with Rev. Shannon Connor, Pastor officiating. Interment will be in Taylor Cemetery, Taylor Fl. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m., Wednesday April 28, 1999 ay GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, U.S. 90, East Macclenny, Fl.

(4 Oct 1923-26 Apr 1999)


Baker County Press November 2001

Marion Bullard Altman, 90, of Starke died Thursday, Nov.1, 2001.
Born in Jasper, Mrs. Altman lived most of her life in North Florida.
Mrs. Altman is survived by a daughter, Wanda Johns of Jacksonville; a son James Lawrence of Lawtey; a sister Hazel Bigham of Macon. Ga., four step-sisters, Bonnie Hillhouse of White Springs, Lucille Kinard of Tallahassee, Alice Carter of Jasper and Betty Nichols of Mandarin; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Eustis.
Funeral services for Mrs. Altman were November 3, 2001 in the First Baptist Church of Macclenny with the Rev. Edsel Bone officiating. Interment was in Macedonia Cemetery in Baker County. Arrangements by Fraser Funeral Home of Macclenny, Florida.


Baker County Press January 2, 1931

Earl Mobley Stabbed To Death At Dance Given At Home of “Little Dan” Thrift. Clyde Thrift Ordered Held by Coroner’s Jury.

Earl Mobley, 22, son of County Commissioner and Mrs. L.W. Mobley of Macclenny, was almost instantly killed Christmas Eve night when he was stabbed through the breast at the home of “Little Dan” Thrift, about 5 miles north west of Macclenny.
Mr. Thrift was giving a dance at his house, at which Clyde Thrift, 18, attended, and it is alleged that he was asked to leave by Mr. Thrift. Mobley is also said to have joined in with the host and became involved, and the two are alleged to have followed Clyde Thrift and after an exchange of words Mobley struck Clyde in the face and he countered, it is said, with a single knife stroke, piercing Mobley’s heart.
Mobley ran a few paces to a car and fell and said “I’m cut, let’s get to a doctor.” He was carried in the house and died in a few minutes.
Sheriff Jones and Doctor Crockett were called, but Earl Mobley had gone to the Great Physician.
Following the encounter Thrift left the scene, but was taken at the home of Pink Crews about 1:30 Thursday morning, and placed in the country jail by Sheriff Jones.
A Coroner’s jury was empanelled by Sheriff Jones and an inquest conducted by County Judge W.R. Rhoden Thursday, which resulted in Clyde Thrift being held on a charge of murder.
State Attorney H.V. Knight, after reading the evidence, agreed to a bond and Thrift was released under a $2,000 bond Saturday, the amount –being fixed by Judge Rhoden. Clyde Thrift is the son of Mr. and Mrs. D.L. Thrift of Glen St. Mary. Earl Mobley was buried at Macedonia cemetery Christmas afternoon. He is survived by his widow (Sadie), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Burnsed, a young son (Lewis Walton), his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Mobley, and many relatives.

Earl Franklin Mobley 2 May 1909 – 24 Dec 1930
Clyde Leroy Thrift 12 Apr 1912 – 7 Nov 1989 (Oak Grove cem)


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Baker County Press January 2, 1931

Young Girl Meets A Tragic Death
Funeral Services for Myrtle Cleo Reynolds, aged 12, who died in a Jacksonville hospital Friday morning, were conducted at the North Prong Cemetery Saturday morning, Rev, T.W. Godwin officiating.
The childs death was sad and tragic and a great shock to her loved ones. She was the daughter of Mrs. Nona Reynolds and just blossoming into early womanhood.
It was Christmas day and the young people were happey, as they should be on that day. Myrtice wanted to return to Jacksonville with her uncle Joe Kelly, who had spent the day with them, and was riding in the back seat of the car. Her coat became fastened to the door of the car and when she opened the door to release it, the door was jerked open by the rush of wind and Myrtice was hurled to the cement road. Her skull was badly fractured and an operation failed to save her. The accident happened between White House and Marietta.


Baker County Press April 1931

Bracewell Suicides
Henson Bracewell, 28, section foreman at Eddy, shot himself last Sunday afternoon about 5 o’clock, using a shot gun loaded with buckshot, The charge entering the upper abdomen, and death resulted almost instantly. The tragedy occurded on the banks of the St. Marys river between Baxter and Moniac.
Sheriff Joe Jones, Jr., was called to the scene and after an investigation, decided that an inquest was not necessary. Mr. Bracewell had left a note addressed to his parents telling them of his intention to kill himself and asking to look after his three small children, the oldest, a boy about 8, being blind.
Mr. Bracewell was the son-in-law of C.H. Yonn of Baxter, and lost his wife last December. Grief over her death was given as the cause of his rash act. The body was taken to Thomasville, Ga. For burial.


Baker County Press 1931

Mrs. Francis (Griffis) Starling, widow of the late A.B. (Abraham) Starling, died at home in Manning Friday morning, May 29th at the age of 78 years.
Mrs. Starling leaves to mourn her death six sons, W.L. and J.D. Starling of Manning, A.J., S.T. and J.L. Starling of Lawtey and J.L. Starling of Wauchula, and one daughter Mrs. Janle? Johns of Jacksonville. Thirty-eight grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.
Deceased was born in Bradford County May 6th, 1853, and spent all of her days in Bradford and Baker counties. Her husband, A.B. Starling, died in August 1920. She was a faithful Christian and loving wife and mother.
The burial was at Pine Grove Cemetery Saturday, Rev. J.S. Conneway Pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church at Manning, of which the deceased was a faithful and devout member, officiating.


Baker County Press June 1931

William “Owen” Crews, aged 69 years, died at his home in Taylor Sunday morning after an illness of about twenty-one months. Mr Crews illness had been serious for several ---- and there was no hope left for his recovery.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Julia Crews, two brothers, John J. Crews of Macclenny and Berry Crews of Moniac, Ga. and three sisters, Mrs. Sara Crews, Mrs. Mattie Raulerson and Miss S? Crews of St. George, Ga. The burial was at Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Monday W.R. Rhoden and W.A. Simmons officiating. Mr. Crews body is the first to be buried at this church and this was done at his special request near two oak trees where he hitched his horse to a swinging limb when attending services there.
Mr. Crews was a native of Baker County and a citizen who had a host of friends won by his jovial disposition and upright character.
Mr. J.J. Crews, brother of the deceased, desires to thank one and all for favors of all kind, for the beautiful floral offerings, donations and other acts of sympathy.

(2 Nov 1870 – 1 Jun 1931)


Baker County Press May 1931

Funeral services for George W. Chisholm, 71, who died at his residence in Moniac, Ga., were held at 2:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon from Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church, near Macclenny. Mr. Chisholm is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W.A. Hurn, Gardi, Ga.; Mrs. Martha Hodges, Auburndale, four sons, R.L., W.W., and Charles Chisholm of this city and one sister, Mrs. Lucretta Hoidges, St. George, Ga. The Rev. James Strickland, pastor of the Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church, officiated at the services. Interment in the family lot in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Times-Union, Friday, May 29.

(George Washington Chisholm 29 Jan 1860 – 27 May 1931, North Prong cem)


Baker County Press 1931

Waters Mangled Body Found on Ry
Sunday morning the body of Daniel J. Waters, aged about 35, was found on the railroad track in the east edge of Macclenny, in a badly mangled condition. The discovery being made just back of the home of S.R? Parrish and the remains being scattered over a distance of several hundred feet.
Sheriff Joe Jones, Jr., was notified and empanelled a coroner’s jury composed of J.W. O-rin-a?, foreman, J.B. Fraser, L.W. Dykes, S.R. Parrish, Tate Powell and Tate Powell, Sr., who viewed the remains and adjourned until Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, when another adjournment was taken until 10 Friday morning –owing to the absence of one of the jury.
Waters body was badly mangled and cut up. The head and other parts of the body being either cut or torn off. He was last seen just before 11 o’clock Saturday night going towards home and it is the general supposition that he was struck by the night passenger train first and by two other trains which passed before the body was found. The remains were taken up by the Wilson Funeral Home of Lake City and the body prepared for burial at Stockton, Ga. Mr. Waters had been in the employ of the Pine Steve? Co., of Macclenny for a number of years. He is survived by his widow and seven children most of whom are small, and the tragic death of the husband and father was a great shock to them.
The verdict of the Coroner’s Jury which is to meet today, will be –en in the next issue of The Press.


Baker County Press October 1931

Mrs. Charles Burnsed, aged about 38 years, died at her home in the Glen District, Tuesday morning at 4 o’clock. Mrs. Burnsed leaves her husband and several children to mourn her death. She was the daughter of G.C. Coleman of Olustee. Funeral services were conducted at the graveside at Oak Grove Cemetery Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock, the Rev. Elder W.R. Rhoden of Macclenny, officiating.
(Lillie Mae (Colman) Burnsed 23 Aug 1900 – 6 Oct 1931)


Baker County Press October 1931

Ben Bradley, 48, well known tenant farmer of this section, killed himself in his field on the J.W. Barber place, a short distance south of here, Wednesday p.m. about 2:30 o’clock. Sheriff Joe Jones, Jr. investigated the tragedy shortly afterwards and declared that it was such a plain case of suicide that no investigation would be held.
Bradley had been sick for about a week and Wednesday, so his wife stated, started out into the field for the purpose of shooting a rabbit. He was heard to fire his shotgun but when not returning later a search was made and his lifeless body was found beside a fence in the field. The top of his head had been blown off. An examination of the gun and fence showed that he had tied a string around the trigger and after placing the butt end of the gun on the fence, with the barrel resting on his head, had pulled the trigger by the use of the string, the sheriff stated.
Bradley had lived in this section for about 15 years. He is survived by his widow and several small children.


Baker County Press December 4, 1931

Julian E. Griffith, aged about 50, died at a Jacksonville hospital Monday after a long illness. He was taken to the hospital about a week ago. Mr. Griffith was a native of this section, working for the Griffing Nursery and living near there practically all his life. He wa a man of splendid character and had a large number of friends.
He is surwvived by his widow, Mrs. Inez Griffith, and five children.
Funeral services was conducted at the grave side at Manntown Cemetery Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. J.D. Williams of Glen St. Mary officiating.
(Julian Evans Griffith 3 May 1880 – 4 Nov 1931)


Baker County Press December 4, 1931

Jesse Mobley, Jr., seven months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse D. Mobley of Macclenny, died at St. Luke’s Hospital, Jacksonville, last Thursday morning.
Funeral services were conducted at the graveside at Macedonia Cemnetery by Rev. Paul Taylor Friday afternoon. The arrangements being in charge of Hardage and Williams.
Mr. and Mrs. Mobley have the sincere sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.


Baker County Press December 11, 1931

ALLEN THOMAS

Another of our good friends has been called to his reward. Allen Thomas who was always ready with his joke and smile and sunny disposition, died Sunday about one o’clock. Burial service was conducted at Oak Grove Cemetery where he had regularly attended church for years, by Elder W.R. Rhoden Monday afternoon about four o’clock amid a large concourse of people.
Mr. Thomas had saddled his mule Saturday morning to go to church at Oak Grove and was getting in the saddle when he was stricken with heart trouble. He realized the seriousness of his condition at once and Dr. Crockett was summoned and did every thing possible but with a leaky heart there was nothing that could be done except make his passing as easy as possible.
Sunday morning Mr. Thomas called his children about him and instructed them in how things should be handled after his death and was conscious until the last.
The deceased is survived by two sons, Grady and Claude, and four daughters Mrs. M.T. Thrift, Misses Daisy, Edna and Edith Thomas, one sister, Mrs. James Murray of Baldwin, four brothers, S.T. Thomas of Okeechobee, A.C. Thomas of Glen St. Mary and E.P. Thomas of Manning, and his father, Aaron Thomas, who is living with his son, Ernest at Manning.
Allen Thomas was born in Georgia, but has spent the greater part of his life in Baker County. He was fifty years of age last October 3rd.
(3 Oct 1880 – 6 Dec 1931)


Baker County Press July 1950

Mrs. Caroline Thrift, 77, of Macclenny, passed away suddenly Sunday afternoon while attending a family reunion at the family’s former residence near Moniac, Ga. Surviving are her husband, Joseph T. (Owen) Thrift, Sr. of Macclenny, six sons, Lonnie, Paul, Earl and Joseph Jr, of Macclenny and Aaron and Charlie Thrift of Moniac, four daughters, Mrs. Stanley Harris of Jacksonville, Mrs. George Sands of Moniac, Mrs. John W. Lyons of Macclenny and Mrs. Jule Canaday of Glen Saint Mary; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Mizell of Folkston, Ga., and Mrs. Altie Burnsed of ???; two brothers, Berry R. Raulerson of Jacksonville and Hardy Raulerson of Taylor. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Baker County with the Rev. J.D. Williams, assisted by the Rev. M.F. Braddock officiating. The body will rest at the residence in Macclenny from Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock until Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock, when the funeral cortege will leave for Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church. Active pallbearers will be Clarence Crews, Clarence Taylor, Shep Johns, Edward Yarborough, Wallace DuPree and Elmer Barnes. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Dobson, Jimmie Burnsed, B.R. Burnsed, Judge W.M. Brown, Lautice Dugger and Arthur Combs. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of John M. Brinkley, Macclenny.

Caroline (Raulerson) Thrift 23 Jun 1873 – 9 Jul 1950, dau. of Mack Raulerson & Emily Narcissus Crews. m. 22 Jul 1888 Ware Co., GA )


Baker County Press January 1938

Macclenny March 14? – Mrs. Mary B. Thrift, 73, died suddenly last night at her home here. She was a native of Charlton County, Georgia, and had resided in Macclenny three years.
Mrs. Thrift is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Millie Godwin and Mrs. Pollie Nipper of Macclenny, and Mrs. Screne Crews, Moniac, Ga.; four sisters, Mrs. Etta Raulerson, Ruskin, Mrs. Annie Phillips, Mrs. Alice Reynolds and Mrs. Ella Fulgren, all of Jacksonville; one brother, Owen Raulerson, Moniac; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the graveside in Thrift Cemetery with the Rev. Chesser officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of John M. Brinkley Funeral Home of Macclenny.

(Mary B. Thrift 12 Jul 1877 – Jan 1938, dau. John Millidge Raulerson & Serena Yarbrough; wife of Robert Archibald Thrift)


Baker County Press November, 1949

Mrs. Mollie Keen, 82, a resident of Macclenny for many years, died yesterday morning at the home of her son, L. Keen, in Whitehouse following a long illness.
Mrs. Keen was a native of Baker County. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.
Surviving, in addition to her son in Whitehouse, are three other sons, W.C. and Horace Keen, Jacksonville, and I.O. Keen, Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Rhoden, Jacksonville, and Mrs. Mandy Crews, Macclenny; seven brothers, Charlie, Marion, Ozzie, Jerry, Luke, Lawston and Napoleon Combs; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 o’clock tomorrow morning at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, the Rev. Davis, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Everett Johns. Interment will be in Taylor Cemetery.
Brinkley Funeral Home of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.

(Mollie Jan 1870 - 27 Nov 1949 - d/o John Richard Combs & Sarah E. Dorman – w/o Luther L.)


Baker County Press December 1, 1949

Macclenny, Dec. 1 – Ira J. Thrift, 29, a native of Baker County, died suddenly of a heart attack in New York City Tuesday morning. Funeral services and interment will be held here. Thrift, a Navy veteran of World War II, who served during the Iwo Jima campaign and the invasion of Normandy, had resided in New York City for the past three years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Gloria Thrift; two daughters, Glenda Thrift, New York City, and Faye Thrift, Glen St. Mary; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arch Thrift, Macclenny; three sisters, Mrs. Ellen Barber, Macclenny and Mrs. Willa Mae Bass and Miss Nettie Thrift, both of Jacksonville. Funeral arrangements will be announced by John M. Brinkley Funeral Home, Macclenny.

(25 Nov 1920 – 29 Nov 1949, bur. Oak Grove cem)


Baker County Press April 1934

Mrs. Henrietta Garrett, widow of the late Wm. Garrett, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Starling at Lawtey, last Friday night after a long illness. Mrs. Garrett was 80 years of age and had spent practically all of her life in Baker County. Burial service was conducted at Macedonia Cemetery Sunday with the Rev. W.R. Rhoden officiating. Mrs. Garrett is survived by six sons, Frank Garrett of Starke, Louis Garrett of Lawtey, George W., Monroe Charley and Charney Garrett of Macclenny, four daughters, Rosa Stevenson of Marietta, Sarah Starling of Lawtey, Valley Hart of Lawtey, Zilha Muse of Lawtey.

(3 Sep 1855 – 6 Apr 1934 d/o James J. Hogan Jr. & Mary Murray)


Baker County Press July 1946

Mrs. Esther W. Barnes, 81, of Macclenny, died Saturday night in a local nursing home after a long illness. A native of North Carolina, she had resided in Macclenny for the past 50 years and was a member of the Macedonia Methodist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Alvia Rhoden, this city; one son, Lynn A. Barnes, Macclenny; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 P.M. today in the Macedonia Methodist Church, Macclenny, with the Rev. H.T. Foley, pastor, officiating. Pallbearers will be: Active, Edwin T. Frazier, John P. Holt, B.J. Padgett, J.W. Siegers, W.M. Brown and Kyle Hunter; honorary, G.W. Garrett, A.J. Mobley, C.M. Barber, J.C. Lyons, Elias Thomas, Paul Hogan, J.?. Walker, F.H. Hunter and A.J. Thrift. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery. Giddens, 116 Riverside Avenue, are in charge of arrangements.

(Esther Williams Barnes 11 Jun 1865 – 17 Jul 1946)


Baker County Press May 1947

Alvia Rhoden, 47, died at the State Sanatoria, Marianna, Tuesday after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Freewill Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Thursday afternoon at 4:00 o’clock, with burial following in Macedonia Cemetery, Macclenny, Rev. Gidden and Rev. Pitts officiating. Giddens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Rhoden is survived by his widow, Mrs. Roma Barnes Rhoden, two sons, Clyde and Alvia, Jr., Jacksonville, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Rhoden, Dinsmore, five sisters, Mrs. O.B. Cooksey and Mrs. Carrie Stansel, Tampa, Mrs. Dewey Fish, Sanderson, Mrs. Ollie Peas and Miss Lottie Rhoden, Jacksonville.
He was a native of Baker County, being born and reared on Cedar Creek. He married the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Barnes and a sister of L.A. Barnes of Macclenny. They have lived in Jacksonville for 26 years.


Baker County Press July 1937

Arthur J. Powers, 50 year old prominent Macclenny citizen and business man, died Wednesday morning about 11 o’clock at the home of his sister, Mrs. J.C. Mackey in this city.
Mr. Powers had been in failing health for some time and confined to his bed for several weeks, but his death came suddenly and without warning to his relatives and many friends.
Mr. Powers had been identified with the business interests of Macclenny for many years, being engaged in mercantile, naval stores, banking, telephone and other enterprises, until he retired several years ago on account of failing health.
Mr. Powers was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Powers who moved to Macclenny in the early part of this century from their home just across the river in Georgia. Father and son were in business together until the former’s death. Arthur Powers was a man of pleasing personality and had a host of friends not only in Baker County but through the entire State.
He is survived by his young son, Arthur J. Jr., two brothers, A.D. Powers and H.F. Powers, three sisters, Mrs. Lula Garrett, Jacksonville, Mrs. J.C. Mackey and Mrs. C.H. Ellis, Macclenny, and many other near relatives.
Pall bearers were: Wm. Knabb, W.A. Pierce, R.L. Knabb, W.M. Brown, S.F. Bair and R.G. Cox.
Funeral services were conducted at the Macclenny Church of Christ Thursday afternoon 29th, at 3:00 o’clock, with H.A. Godbold officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Hardage and Williams of Jacksonville, in charge of arrangements.

(Arthur Joseph Powers 2 Apr 1887 – 28 Jul 1937)


Baker County Press January 1938

Mr. Mode Thrift, a resident of the Glen section, died in the St. Luke’s Hospital in Jacksonville, where he had been taken after being severely burned early Tuesday morning.
Mr. Thrift was burned when his clothes caught fire while laying by a fire on Sunday night, January 9.
He was buried at the Macedonia Cemetery near Macclenny after services by the Rev. Willie Crews, who officiated, at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning.
Besides his widow, Mrs. Winnie Thrift, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. L.A. Barnes and Mrs. J.C. Yarborough, and two sons, R.E. and H.T. Thrift, all of Macclenny.
This paper and friends wish to express their sincere sympathies to the surviving relatives.

(Moses T. Thrift 3 Feb 1880 – 18 Jan 1938, s/o Leroy J. Thrift & Zilphia Hogan)

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Moses T. Thrift died in a Jacksonville Hospital early Tuesday morning as the result of burns he received from a fire at his home in the Bend last Sunday night. Mr. Thrift had built a fire near his home and went to sleep before it. The fire spread and caught his clothing resulting in fatal injuries.
Mr. Thrift was a native of Baker County and a well known farmer, aged 58 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Winnie Thrift, two daughters, Mrs. L.A. Barnes and Mrs. J.C. Yarbrough, two sons Russie E. and Hudson Thrift, three sisters, Mrs. Robert Crews, Mrs G.W. Garrett and Mrs. L.W. Mobley, four brothers J.W., Joed?, Robert and Daniel Thrift all of this section.
Funeral services were conducted at Macedonia Cemetery Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock, the Rev. ?. S. Crews officiating, directions were in charge of Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville.


Baker County Press May, 1938

A.D. Powers, 65, died in a Jacksonville Hospital Saturday at noon as the result of a fall from the porch of the Hotel Annie building in Macclenny. The unfortunate accident occurred about 8 o’clock A.M. Saturday and the victim was taken to a Jacksonville hospital a few hours later where he lived only a few minutes.
Col. Powers, who suffered from a nervous breakdown a few weeks ago, thought he was at the head of the stairs of the hotel and instead, accidentally stepped off the porch, receiving injuries to his back that proved fatal.
Prior to his death, the deceased, seemed much improved and had been greeting his many friends in his place of business in his usual good spirit. His passing was a distinct surprise to his many friends here.
Mr. Powers was a member of the Town Council of Macclenny and a leader in both civic and county affairs as well as in the business field.
He was the proprietor of the Hotel Annie, which is the most noted chicken dinner restaurant in the State. This hotel has been serving chicken dinners to patrons of this section for more than 30 years and is noted all over the State.
Mr. Powers was a native of Charlton County, Georgia, moving to Macclenny with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Powers, 42 years ago and since that time the family hs been an outstanding one in this section.
For a number of years he had operated the Powers Sundry Store and he had hundreds of friends throughtout this section of the ---- rest cut off. (Adolphus Duff Powers 4 Mar 1873 – 7 May 1938, bur. Woodlawn cem)


Baker County Press 1938

---- Col. Dopson was a native of Sanderson, but had lived here for about 20 years, where he practiced law in all courts. He was a man of large acquaintance and held the respect and esteem of all with whom he came in contact. The writers had the privilege of knowing Col. Dopson well and intimately for the past ten years, and has always found him ready to lend a help to others in need of aid or advice. He probably gave more of his time to the public interest of Baker County and Macclenny than any other citizen. He will be missed by a large circle of friends and by the public generally, as he was considered one of the best attorneys practicing in the Eighth Judicial Circuit. It was his delight to dig into intricate law problems and his research work in this connection, we feel, was a great strain on his health.
Col. Dopson is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Stephenson Dopson, stepson, Alan Boyd, Gordon Military College, Barnesville, Ga., stepdaughter, Jean Boyd at home, four sisters, Mrs. G.D. Bethea, Sanderson, Mrs. J.C. Raulerson, Mrs. J.W. Davis, Mrs. Vance Klepinger and a brother, Cecil C. Dopson, Jacksonville.
Funeral services were held at 2 P.M. Wednesday at the Macclenny Baptist Church, Rev. A. Walters, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the family lot at Cedar Creek Cemetery, Sanderson, with Masonic services at the grave. Hardage and Williams of Jacksonville were in charge of arrangements.
Pall bearers were, active: Wm. Knabb, A.D. Powers, E.L. Steele, ?.M. Dorman, J.E. Franklin, B.J. Padgett, honorary: W.F. Wells, E.M. Creel, J.F. Morris, John Burnsed, Geo., Burnsed, W.B. Mathis.

(Walter Avia Dopson 1886-1938)


Baker County Press March 1936

Funeral service for George W. Lyons a resident of Charlton County, Ga., were held at Macedonia Cemetery Saturday, the Rev. J.M. Baldree, pastor of the Macclenny Church of God officiating. Mr. Lyons ws 88 years of age, being born in Appling County, Ga., May 22, 1848 and moved to Charlton County when he was about 5 years of age. At 25 years of age he married Miss Minnie Howard of Baker County, and to them a son was born, George W. Jr., of Birmingham, Ala. Mrs. Lyons died at the birth of this child. Later Mr. Lyons married Miss Fannie Harris of Baker County. There were 7 children born to this union, two daughters and five sons.
Mr. Lyons is survived also by a brother, Middie Lyons of south Florida and a sister, Mrs. Mississippi Turner of Glen St. Mary.

(George Washington Lyons 22 May 1848 – 6 Mar 1936, s/o Sylvester Middleton Lyons & Harriet McCall)


Baker County Press April 1936

M.H. Barnes, native of the Macclenny section, died at Belle Glade Wednesday night, April 29th from acute appendicitis.
Mr. Barnes was 40 years of age and the son of the late J.R. Barnes and is survived by his widow and three children, one brother, L.A. Barnes, Macclenny, a sister, Mrs. A.L. Rhoden Jacksonville, and his mother Mrs. Ester W. Barnes, Jacksonville.
Mr. Barnes is pleasantly remembvered here by a large number of friends who had known him from early boyhood, and who deeply sympathise with his relatives in his death.
Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Barnes of Macclenny, Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Rhoden and Mrs. Ester Barnes of Jacksonville, attended the funeral.

(Middleton Harcourt Barnes 14 Mar 1895 – 30 Apr 1936 s/o John Rowland Barnes & Esther Williams. h/o Thelma Lyons)


Baker County Press April 6, 1934

Mrs. Tate Powell
It is with deep sorrow and a realization of our great loss that we record the passing of our friend and co-worker, Mrs. Tate Powell, whom it pleased our Heavenly Father to call to rest from her earthly labors February 24th 1934.
We shall miss her cheerful smile and warm handclasp—for we have lost the presence of our beloved friend until we shall meet in the New Jerusalem that city not made with hands.
Therefore be it resolved that we the members of the Macclenny Baptist Church bow in humble submission to the will of Him who doth all things well.
That we are grateful because it has been our priviledge to know and come in intimate contact with her beautiful Christian character and noble spirit.
That we extend to her family our tender sympathy in their sorrow and commend them to Him who alone can sustain and comfort.
Be it resolved that four copies of this resolution be printed, one to the family, one to the Church, one to the Press and one to the Baptist Witness.
Respectfully submitted, Mrs. T.M. Dorman, Chairman
Mrs. T.J. Knabb
Miss Mae Wolfe
L.L. Dugger

(Gwendolyn (Rivers) Powell 1881-24 Feb 1934 – 1st w/o Tate, Sr.)


Baker County Press

Rosa Irene Thrift, 14 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Thrift of Macclenny died in a Jacksonville hospital Wednesday morning following an operation for appendicitis complicated by Pneumonia. Miss Thrift was a pupil at the Macclenny high school. Besides her parents she is survived by her sister Vera Thrift and a brother, Floyd Thrift.
Funeral services will be held at Macedonia Cemetery Friday morning, 4th, at 11 o’clock.

(d/o Charles H. & Rosa Thrift)


Baker County Press, August 1933

Funeral services for John Hunter were held at Macedonia Cemetery Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, the Rev. W.S. Crews of Sanderson officiating.
Mr. Hunter died at his home in Macclenny Saturday night after a bried illness. He was born in Vo---sio County 95 years ago, but had made his home practically all his life in Baker County. Mr. Hunter was possibly the county’s oldest citizen and was held in high esteem.
He is survived by his widow, one son, Frank Hunter of Macclenny and two daughters, Mrs. Mary Green and Rosa Green of Lake Butler.

(3 Feb 1843 – 11 Aug 1933, s/o Hansford & Mary Hunter – h/o Florence Virginia Sapp, m. 8 Nov 1884)


Baker County Press, 1935

MRS. MILLIE GATLIN
Funeral services were conducted at Macedonia Cemetery Sunday morning for Mrs. Millie Gatlin, wife of David Gatlin, who died at her home north of Macclenny Saturday, after a bried illness.
The services were conducted by the Rev. J.E. Kelly


Baker County Press, April 28, 1933

Forest Rhoden who was shot on North 5th St. north of Sanderson, died in a Jacksonville hospital last Friday night. Burial services was held at Taylor cemetery Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. ?.D. Tidewell of Jacksonville officiating. The services are said to have been one of the largest attended ever here in the county.
Mr. Rhoden was 25 yeas of age, the son of Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Rhoden of the Cuiler section. He was born in Baker County, and is survived by his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Murkel Dopson and Mrs. Nova Smith, and two brothers, Raford? and Artis Rhoden.
It was thought for several ----? That Mr. Rhoden would recover from the wound, but complications set in that could not be over come.
Sheriff Joe Jones, Jr. is holding Paul Raulerson and Floyd Bennett in the county jail at Starke in connection with the shooting. Mr. Rhoden is alleged to have been shot in the back with a fatal, but very ---- the if any details ----- ------ is made public concerning this tro--- that lead to the shooting.
Judge Adkins has set April 14th? as a special term of circuit court to hear this and other --- ---- pending. (very faint copy) [buried Taylor cemetery]


Baker County Press, April 1933

James J. Hodges, 56 years of age, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. N.H. Hurst at Glen St. Mary Wednesday morning after a long illness. Mr. Hodges was well known throughout the county where he had resided for the past twenty years moved here from south Georgia.
Mr. Hodges is survived by two daughters, Mrs. N.H. Hurst of Glen St. Mary, and Mrs. G.C. Hurst of Union County; three sons, Daniel Hodges of Glen St. Mary, Owen Hodges of Jacksonville, Jeff Hodges of Lake Butler and a brother Willis Hodges of Nassau County.
Funeral services were conducted at Swift Creek Cemetery, where burial was made, Thursday afternoon, Rev. W.S. Crews officiating

James Jackson Hodges 15 Sep 1847 - 26 Apr 1933 s/o William Riley Hodges & Nancy Leigh; h/o Luraney Greek


Baker County Press, May 26, 1933

Mrs. Joanah Conner, 79, of Raiford, died at her home last night after a brief illness. Mrs. Conner was a native of Georgia and had lived in Raiford for 43 years.
Surviving are eight daughters, Mrs. D.E. Browning, Mrs. C.C. Anderson, Raiford; Mrs. Mary Alverez, Starke, Mrs. Mattie F----, Doctor’s Inlet; Mrs. Nettie M.cC----, Fort White; Mrs. Bessie P----cer, St. Petersburg; Mrs. Marvin Hazel, Brooker; Mrs. Mertie Bradley, Plant City; three sons, L.L. Conner, Starke; A.D. Conner, Fort Pierce, and J.M. Conner, Raiford; three sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Cobb, Olustee; Mrs. Missouri Williams, Glen St. Mary; Mrs. Isabelle Crews, Macclenny, and four brothers, T.P. Taylor, Macclenny; Robert Taylor, Glen St. Mary, John Taylor, Taylor, and William Taylor of Taylor.
Funeral services will be in Conner cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday, Rev. McKinney officiating. Arrangements are in charge of Burns-Howard.

Joanah Caroline Lee Taylor Conner 25 Sep 1953 - 18 May 1933, dau Gordon Stewart Taylor & Eliza Ann Lee , buried Conner cem, Bradford Co.


Baker County Press, May 26, 1933

Ocala May 23, 1933 – Ernest C. Scott, 24, of Howey, died here today of injuries received in an automobile crash last Thursday, which also claimed the life of Mrs. John Dopson of Howey.
Four other persons were hurt when the automobile blew a tire and overturned on the highway, as the party proceeded home from a visit at Madison.
Mr. Dopson is a son of the late A. Dopson of Sanderson and Macclenny, and a brother of Mrs. B. Frank Jones of Macclenny.


Baker County Press, July 14, 1933 Funeral services for O.C. Cobb of Sanderson, who died in a Jacksonville hospital last Thursday morning early, were conducted at the Manntown Cemetery Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock by the Rev. U.D. Tidwell, pastor of the Jacksonville Church of God.
Mr. Cobb was stricken with pneumonia about two weeks before his death and all efforts toward his recovery failed.
Mr. Cobb was 27 years of age and was the postmaster at Sanderson as well as one of the leading merchants of that place and one of the town’s leading citizens.
Mr. Cobb is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.O. Cobb of Sanderson, his widow, Mrs. Grace Cobb, a daughter, Florence Adaline, two sons, Celester Eugene and Horace Barnard, three sisters and three brothers.
8 Feb 1907 - 6 Jul 1933 -- buried Manntown cemetery


Baker County Press, Sept, 15, 1933

An inquest into the death of Edward B. Norton, 49, who was fatally stabbed early Sunday morning, will be held at 3:30 o’clock Thursday, 14th, before Justice of the Peace M.B. Craig.
Roland Starling, brother-in-law of Norton, is being held by police on a charge of murder in connection with the death.
Norton was stabbed about 2:30 A.M. Sunday. He died shortly afterward in a local hosopital – Times Union, 14th.
Mr. Nortons initials should be E.D. Norton. He and Roland Starling are both former residents of Baker County, having lived in the Cedar Creek section.

6 Feb 1874 – 10 Sep 1933. Buried Westview cemetery, Duval Co.


Baker County Press, October, 6, 1933

Miss Annie Yarbrough, 71, died Monday at her home at Graham. Miss Yarbrough was a native of Waycross, Ga., but had resided here about 20 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. J. Reynolds of Graham and Miss Mary Yarbrough of Daytona Beach, three brothers, D.J., Henry and Riley Yarbrough, all of Macclenny. Funeral services were conducted at Oak Grove Cemetery, Macclenny, at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon by the Rev. W.R. Rhoden, pastor of Primitive Baptist Churches in Macclenny and Jacksonville. Arrangements are in charge of Burns-Howard, Jacksonville morticians.


Baker County Press, September 21, 1934

RICHARD MILTON KILLED IN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT

Life was crushed from the small body of Richard Gordon Milton, age 10, Sunday afternoon, as he darted from behind an automobile, headed west, into the side of an automobile drived by J.D. Henry of Live Oak, that was headed towards Jacksonville. Young Richard's head struck the side of the fron fender and the impact from this blow threw him against the read fender. Mr. Henry, driver of the fatal car, along with Dr. P.A. Brinson, immediately rushed the injured boy to St. Luke's hospital where every effort was made to save his little life, which passed away from the body about 10 minutes after reaching the hospital.
This unfortunate accident took place near the Little St. Mary's River bridge about two miles west of Macclenny and according to witness was unavoidable. The Press joins in sympathy with the bereaved mother, Mrs. Mattie Thompson, and family.
Funeral serwvices were conducted at the Church of Christ Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock with Fred Walker, minister, officiating.
The pallbearers were Charles Milton, Lloyd Milton, James Roberson, Lloyd Finlayson, Bascom Milton, and J.P. Elliott. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Macclenny. Local arrangements were in charge of Hardage and Willias.
Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Mattie Thompson, his grandfather, J.O. Milton, four brothers, Morris, Rayman, Charles, Arthur, Jr., one sister, Mabel Milton, all at home. (son of Arthur W. & Mattie - 14 Jun 1925 - 16 Sep 1934)


Baker County Press, September 7, 1934

Funeral Services for James J. Pringle, 61, will be held at Brandy Branch cemetery Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Palmetto Camp No. 3, W.O.W. officiating.
Mr. Pringle died at home in Sapp, Fla. early Sunday, after a brief illness.
Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Eulela Pringle of Sapp; three sisters and three brothers.
Mr. Pringle was a native of Nassau County.

(son of William H - 4 Sep 1872 - 2 Sep 1934)


Baker County Press, July 20, 1934

Funeral services for N. Enoch Roberts, 78 years of age, were conducted at South Prong Cemetery ----- afternoon, the Rev. Rob----- officiating.
Mr. Roberts died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. E. Sapp at Wauchula, where he ----- Monday night. Death c ---------- ly.
Mr. Roberts was a native of Baker County and while had not been active for several years, he had a large following of friends and was held in the highest esteem by all with whom he came in contact.
He is survived by four sons, Johnnie Roberts of Avon Park, M.G. Roberts of Bowling Green, P.T. Roberts of Wauichula and W.H. Roberts of Raiford.
The following daughters, Mrs. Leeta Rigdon of Jacksonville, Mrs. W.E. Sapp of Wauchula, Mrs. H.B. Boyd of Sanderson, Mrs. T.B. Fraser of Macclenny, Mrs. Ada Rigdon of Philadelphia, Pa, Mrs. Dona Blair of Jacksonville, Mrs. J.R. Johnson of Sanderson.
Mr. Roberts is also survived by a number of brothers and sisters among whom is Chief of Police Abel J. Roberts of Jacksonville.


Baker County Press, August 10, 1934

Mrs. Shepard Richardson (Fannie B) died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.E. Starling at Manning, Saturday August 4th.
Mrs. Richardson had been in poor health since February 1932. She was living at Bartow at the time, but returned to Baker County two months ago in the hoe of regaining her health.
She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Jesse E. Starling of Manning and Mrs. Daniel Westbrook of Bartow, her mother, Mrs. Maggie Boyd of Sanderson, three brothers, H.B. Boyd of Sanderson, M.B. Boyd Bryceville, D.B. Boyd of Wauchula, and three sisters, Mrs. Ada Fouraker of Bryceville, Mrs. Sallie Stone and Mrs. Evie Green of Sanderson and seven grand children. Mrs. Richardson had been a member of Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church for 20 years.
Burial service was conducted at South Prong Cemetery Sunday, Elder J.H. Dukes officiating.

(dau. James David & Maggie Boyd, w/o William Shepard Richardson)


Baker County Press, June 1, 1934

Lake Butler, May 25 -- Funeral serwvivces were held yesterday at the Dekle Cemetery for Mrs. A.D. Andrews, 70, who died at her home here following a brief illenss. Mrs. Andrews was a life long member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, a former Representative and Senator in the State Legislature; by two daughters, Mrs. W.I. Roberts of Jacksonville and Mrs. W.M. Graham of Lake Butler; one sun, John Green of Lake Butler; four stepchildrfen, Mrs. R.R. Roberts of Worthington, B.D. Andrews of Raiford, W.H. and R.J. Andrews of Starke. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Dixon and G.W. S. Ware.
Mrs. Andrews was a sister of the late J.T. Jones and an aunt of Sheriff Joe Jones, Jr.

(Sarah Jane Jones-Green, 2nd w/o Aaron Dennis Andrews 26 Jan 1862-24 May 1934)


Baker County Press, October 13, 1933

ONE KILLED IN AUTOMOBILE CRASH

Solomon Thomas, was killed and his wife suffered broken arm as the result of an auto crash early Saturday night in West Macclenny. Hudson Thrift was driving a car in which he had 3 colored passengers traveling towards Macclenny when struck by a car driven by H.E. Miller, stiller for T.J. Knabb at Macclenny. The car driven by Thrift turned over several times and its occupants badly scattered. The car was a complete wreck. Thrift, Miller and a colored boy in the former’s car were not severely hurt. Thomas was taken to his home at the Knabb Camps just north of Sanderson on the Taylor road where he died Monday morning.
Judge Dowling and Sheriff Jones held an inquest over the body Monday, and the jury, composed of E.C. Rodgers, T.O. Mann, O.C. Burnsed, C.M. Burnett, Geo. W. Mann and G.L. Dobson, all of Sanderson, returned the following verdict “that Solomon Thomas came to his death by criminal negligence on the part of H.E. Miller.”
Mr. Miller was placed under bond by Sheriff Jones for further disposition of the case.


Baker County Press February 9, 1934

In Memory of Our Mother

Mrs. Sarah C. Alford, who departed this life February 1, 1934, at the ripe old age of 89 years, after a brief illness. She bid adieu to friends and loved ones and silently folder her tent and slipped off on her journey to the Glory world. While we miss her loving presence here we also rejoice at her gain.
She was laid to rest in Swift Creek Cemetery, the Rev. J.D. Williams, officiating.
She was a member of the New Congregational Methodist Church for 28 years.
She is survived by three sons, Rev. T.J. Alford, Olustee, W.R. Alford of Sanderson and P.E. Alford of Fort Meade, 33 grand children, 58 great-grandchildren.
We now wish to thank all who rendered us help and assistance during her sickness and death.
Rev, T,J. Alford, W.R. Alford and family.

(nee Loadholtz 20 Jan 1845-1 Feb 1934 – 2nd w/o William R. Alford [1834-1906])


Baker County Press February 23, 1934

Mrs. Elizabeth Na-- Green, wife of W.H. Green, died February 10th and was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery the services being conducted by Elder W.R. Rhoden.
Mrs. Green was born at Nashville, Ga., May 30, 1886. She had been married --- years and was a member of the Primitive Baptist church for 21 years. She had resided inBaker Copunty for --- years.


Baker County Press March 9, 1934

Mrs. Sarah Bennett Woodsworth of Macclenny, died in a Jacksonville hospital Wednesday. Burial was in the Taylor Cemetery Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, Elder W.R. Rhoden officiating. She is survived by her husband Frank Woodsworth, 2 sons, Claude and Edward Bennett of Macclenny, one daughter, Mrs. Lillian Canaday of Jacksonville, her mother Mrs. Missouri Lyles of Taylor, 4 brothers, Cliff and Henry Lyles of Miami, Edward and Coon Lyles of Taylor.


Baker County Press April 13, 1934

Mrs. Lula Powers, 32, wife of A.J. Powers of Macclenny, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Johnson near Perry, Saturday morning following a week’s illness of what was said to be pneumonia.
News of Mrs. Powers death came as a great shock to her relatives and many friends. She had left here the week before in apparently her usual health but she was taken a few days after her arrival and physicians failed to relieve her.
Mrs. Powers is survived by her husband, A.J. Powers and young son, Joseph Auther of Macclenny, a daughter Irene Reese and another son, A.J. Johnson, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Johnson a brother, Bernard Johnson, two sisters, Mrs. Drew Henry and Mrs. Charley Jenkins of Perry.
Interment was made in the family lot near Perry Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Powers was actively engaged in church work in Macclenny and was held in the highest esteem by a large circle of friends.


Baker County Press April 27, 1934

Amelia Williams, 3 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Williams of Sanderson, died in a local hospital last night following a brief illness. Besides the parents, three sisters, Goldie, Juanell and Eloise and four brothers, R.E., Jr., Vernon, Charney and Van Williams are survivors.
Funeral services will be conducted in Taylor cemetery Thursday at 11 A.M. with the Rev. W.S. Crews officiating. Arrangements are in charge of Seashole Funeral Parlors – Jacksonville Journal Wednesday.


Baker County Press May 18, 1934

Milledge McGee Bass a former prominent resident of Glen St. Mary, died at his home in Avon Park on Monday night, May 7th, after a long illness, which resulted from complications caused from a broken hip resulting froma fall.
Mr. Bass was formerly field manager for the Glen Saint Mary Nurseries Co., and was widely known throughout Baker Couinty. He lived here for about 25 years and was closely associated with the late G.L. Taber, founder of the nurseries.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, 9th, at Avon Park. Mr. Bass is survived by his widow a son, Clarence of Miami, two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Staley and Mrs. Bob Savage of Winter Haven; two grandsons, Leonard and Loyd Bass of Winter Haven; four half brothers J.O. Barton of Glen St. Mary, L.L. and T.J. Barton of Lake Alfred, B.F. Barton of Avon Park and a half sister, Mrs. W.H. Stokes of Lake Wales.


Baker County Press June, 1934 GLEN ST. MARY GIRL KILLED BY LIGHTNING

Funeral services for Miss Gertrude Williams, 20, who was killed Sunday by lightning while sitting in the parlor of her home near Glen St. Mary, were held yesterday afternoon at Taylor Cemetery.
The services were conducted by the Rev. J.D. Williams. Arrangements were under the direction of the Seashole Funeral Parlors.
The lightning bolt struck Miss Williams during a severe thundershower about 5 P.M. Other members of the family were sitting in the room at the time and were stunned, but not seriously hurt.
Miss Williams is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Williams, three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Townsend and Mrs. Lizzie Johnson Glen St. Mary, and Mrs. Courtney Howard, this city, and five brothers, Horace, Forest, Ambler Clifford and W.L. Williams, Jr., all of Glen St. Mary – Times-Union Tuesday


Baker County Press November 30, 1934 Funeral services for William W. Tyler who died Monday afternoon was held Wednesday morning at 10 A.M., at the Macclenny Baptist Church with the Rev. A. Walters assisted by the Rev. S.A. Keen officiating.
Mr. Tyler was a native of South Carolina. He came to Macclenny 17 years ago. He was a retired naval stores operator.
Survivors are five daughters Mrs. J.R. Rye of Macclenny, Mrs. R.A. Ward, Jacksonville, Mrs. J.B. Adams, Dunnellon, and Miss Dorothy Tyler and Mrs. E.H. Davis, both of Daytona Beach.
Arrangements were in charge of Key McCabe Funeral Home, Jacksonville.


Baker County Press November 30, 1934

W. Horace Durrance, 67 years of age, died at his home in the Manning section Tuesday morning at 1 o’clock. Mr. Durrance had been in bad health for some time and his condition gradually grew worse until death ended his suffering. He was a prominent citizen of his section and one of its leading farmers.
Burial was held at South Prong Cemetery Thursday, Elder W.R. Rhoden officiating.
Mr. Durrance is survived by two daughters, Mrs. S.R. Parrish of Macclenny, Mrs. Arthur Dugger and a son J.J. Durrance at home.

(William Horace, Jr. 2 Apr 1866-28 Nov 1934 h/o Sarah Hickox)


Baker County Press December 7, 1934

GUN VICTIM’S BURIAL HELD HERE TUESDAY

Funeral services for Charlie Altman, 21, of Jacksonville Heights, whose body found late Sunday night with a bullet in the head, was held at 11:30 o’clock Tuesday morning at the grave in North Prong Cemetery.
The Rev. W.R. Rhoden officiating. The funeral cortage left the Estes-Krauss Funeral Home, Jacksonville at 9:30 A.M.
Four men were arrested on a blanket charge of suspicion a few hours after the body was found slumped over the steering wheel of a light truck, parked just across Cedar Creek on the Old Orange Park Road.
Judge Walter A. Ellis, Justice of the peace conducted an inquest into Altman’s death at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon. No bond has been set by Judge Ellis for the men arrested in connection with the case and no warrant had been sworn out, it was stated.
The investigation is being conducted by County Detective S.H. Hulbert, Judge Ellis, Constable J.F. Weeks and deputies of Sheriff Rex Sweat


Baker County Press December 7, 1934

Mrs. Catherine (Tillis) Thompson 86 years of age, died at her home near Taylor Sunday morning after a long illness. Burial services were held at the graveside at North Prong Cemetery Monday, Elder W.R. Rhoden officiating.
Mrs. Thompson was the wife of the late Geo. Thompson and was a Tillis before her marriage. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Will Davis and Mrs. Riley Lauramore of the Taylor section.


Baker County Press December 7, 1934

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Dobson, who died Friday at Olustee, were held at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Church of God, with the Rev. C.A. Prince officiating. Mrs. Dobson was a native of Florida and had lived in Olustee all her life.
She is survived by her husband, J.K. Dobson, two daughters, Vonciel Dobson and Mrs. Homer Parks, and one son J.K. Dobson all of Olustee; two sisters, Mrs. W.O. Thompson of Lake City and Mrs. Sadie Dorman of Jacksonville; five brothers, O.D. Dorman and L.A. Dorman, of Jacksonville, Harry Dorman of Birmingham, Ala. And Nolan Dorman of California and F.M. Dorman of Memphis, Tenn.
Interment was in Olustee Cemetery.

(d/o Francis M. Dorman & Rachel Cobb – w/o Jonathan Knight [Swift Creek])


Baker County Press December 14, 1934

Joe Raulerson, possibly the oldest citizen of Baker Ccounty, died at his home south of Macclenny Wednesday night. Mr. Raulerson was estimated by those who knew him intimately as being almost one hundred years of age.
He leaves a large number of relatives and friends.
Funeral or other information has not been made public as we go to press.

(Joseph Peter 5 May 1843-12 Dec 1934, s/o Nimrod Raulerson & Nancy Roberson – h/o Laura Louvence Butler, buried Manntown cem)


Baker County Press December 21, 1934

Burial services for Mrs. Elizabeth Williams who died at Miami while on a visit with relatives, were conducted Monday afternoon by Elder W.R. Rhoden at Cedar Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Williams was the widow of the late General Williams and had a large number of relatives and friends in Baker County.


Baker County Press December 21, 1934

The body of Albert L. Cruse, 28 a resident of Olustee, who died at Frostproof as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident there Dec. 15, will be brought to the Seashore funeral parlors tomorrow.
Mr. Cruse is survived by his widow, Mrs. Gertrude Cruse; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Cruse, residing at Olustee, and four sisters, Mrs. Cora Henson, Green Cove Springs; Mrs. J.C. Wright and Mrs. L.E. Williams, Jacksonville and Mrs. Gertrude Merchant, Olustee – Jax Journal Tuesday.


Baker County Press December 21, 1934

Funeral services for Henry B. Cruse, 54, well-known farmer of Olustee, Fla., were held at Seashole funeral parlors today at 3 p.m., with the Rev. L. Evrett Thomas officiating. Burial was in Pythian cemetery.
Mr. Cruse died late yesterday afternoon, following a brief illness. His death follows closely that of his son, Albert L. Cruse, who died at Sebring Dec 15, as a result of injuries received in an accident. Mr. Cruse was born at Americus, Ga. He lived in Jacksonville several years before moving to Olustee. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Lula Cruse; four daughters, Mrs. Cora Henson, Green Cove Springs, Mrs. Gertrude Marchant, Orange Park, Mrs. J.C. Wright and Mrs. L.E. Williams of Jacksonville, and three brothers, Lee Cruise, High Springs, Albert Cruse, Olustee, --- Grover Cruse, Orlando – Jacksonville Journal Wednesday


Emily Taber, 99, library namesake, dies
The Press - Obituaries
Written by The Press
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 10:40
Emily Hughes Taber, 99, of Glen St. Mary died November 20 at Acosta Rua North Florida Community Hospice after a brief illness.

Mrs. Taber was born in Jacksonville on December 28, 1911 and moved to Glen St. Mary shortly after she married the late George Taber Jr. in 1935. She was throughout her life an active volunteer and was best known as the founder of the public library in Baker County that was later named for her.

She was predeceased by her husband in 1998 and is survived by son Lin and daughter Cam, both of Glen St. Mary; 13 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Taber, affectionately known as “Miss Emily” and “Ammie,” was a committed Christian who continually glorified her Lord with a phenomenal flow of generosity and love toward all who knew her.

A memorial service and celebration of Mrs. Taber’s life will be held on Monday, November 28 at 2 pm at the Mathis House on Glen St. Mary Nursery Rd. Donations in Mrs. Taber’s memory may be made to the Emily Taber Library or to St. Peter’s in the Glen Anglican Church.

Guerry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Emily H. Taber, 1911-2011


John Crews Dies After Long Illness

John Calvin Crews, 70, died at his home in Glen St. Mary, Florida Thursday March 29, 1951 following a long illness. A native Of Charlton County, Ga., he had been a resident of Baker County, Florida for 60 years.

He is predeceased by son Jesse Crews. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen “Mollie" Chesser Crews of Glen St. Mary; 5 sisters, Anna Crews Raulerson (Joe), Rosa Crews Yarborough (Lee), Mary Crews Hogan, all of Jacksonville, Penice Crews Rhoden (Lacy), Lucy Crews Mobley (A.J.), both of Macclenny; Two brothers, Foster and Tom Crews of Macclenny.

Funeral services were held at Glen Baptist Church of which Mr. Crews was a member at 3 P.M. Sunday (April 1, 1951), with Rev. R.J. Johnson, pastor, officiating. The body remained at the John M. Brinkley Funeral Home in Macclenny until taken to the church at 1:30 P.M.. Burial was in Manntown Cemetery.

Pallbearers, active; Raymond Hines, Arlie Rhoden, Rayburn Davis, Racie Rhoden, F. S. Roberts, E.J. Walker, Honorary; D. H. Keen, J.E. Franklin, Lester Crews, John Hines, Claude Scoles, Johnny Burnsed.


Baker County Press, August 16, 1960

Mishap is Fatal

An object thrown by a rotary mower pulled by a tractor struck and killed a Maccleny man yesterday.

Jesse Frank Morris, 48, was hurt about 4 p.m. when he apparently turned to look at a rotary mower he was pulling with a tractor. He died here early today.

According to Baker County Sheriff Ed Yarbrough, Morris was struck above the eye by the unknown object. Yarbrough said the object apprently penetrated through the scull into the brain.

According to Yarbrough. Morris was able to drive the tractor half a mile to his home after the accident and was able to get out of his car and was able to get out of his car and walk into the doctor's office after his wife drove him there.

Yarbrough said he was able to walk fron the doctor's office to the ambulace after the examination but was paralized by the time the ambulance arrived at Baptist Hospital here.

He died on the operating table about 5 this morning.

Mr. Morris was president of the Ed Fraser Hospital Authority, tursery of the Maccenny Lions Club and member Of the F and AM. He also was a real estate dealer.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma Morris; a son, Allen Morris;h is parents; Mr. and Mrs. P.L. Morris Sr, and a brother, P.L. Morris Jr., all of Macclenny.


Baker County Press, July 1947

John J Crews, 74, Will Be Buried At Taylor Friday at 11
John J. Crews, 74, died Wednesday afternoon, 16th, at 4:00 o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse W. Raulerson of Taylor, with whom he had been staying for several months. Mr. Crews was a leading citizen and former member of the School Board from the Macclenny school district. He was a life-long citizen of Baker County, being born and retired near Baxter.
Mr. Crews suffered a stroke of paralysis a number of years ago and this was followed by another stroke Monday night, complicated with an attack of pneumonia. He never rallied from these attacks but gradually passed away
Funeral services will be conducted at Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Taylor, of which he had long been a faithful and consistent member at 11 A. M. Friday.
Elder Everett Johns of Taylor and Elder W. R. Rhoden of Macclenny, will conduct the services. Burial will follow in Taylor Cemetery. Pall bearers will be B. T. Rhoden, C. C. Eddy, Dewey Fish, Henry Rhoden, Lawton Conner and Arthur Yarborough.
Mr. Crews is survived by a large family connection, the immediate family being five sons, A. J. (Ander) Crews, Fort Myers; J. Paul Crews, Macclenny; Daniel B. Crews and J. J. Crews, Jr., Gainesville; Broward (Tiny) Crews, Macclenny; three daughters Mrs. J. J. Dowling (Lilia), Taylor; Mrs. Tate Powell (Cecil), Macclenny; Mrs. Powers Williams (Nova), Jacksonville; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Crews, Mrs. John Raulerson (Martha or “Mattie”) and Miss Sevilla Crews, St. George, Ga.; 18 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
The body will be at the home of Mrs. Powell in Macclenny from Thursday afternoon until time for the funeral service. Friends of the family in invited to call.

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