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Shelton Carter, 76, of Macclenny

Shelton M. Carter, 76, of Macclenny died Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Carter was a retired mechanic and lifelong resident of Baker County who loved fishing and riding through the forest with his son.

Survivors include son Larry M. (Barbara) Carter of Macclenny; daughters Betty (Gene) Gomillion of Defuniak Springs, FL, Cyndi (Jerry) Crews of Macclenny and Alisa (Jason) Carter of Macclenny; step-sons Steve (Theresa) Dyess and Chris (Shirley) Dyess; brother Alvin (Clara) Carter of Glen St. Mary; sister Esther Clemons of Macclenny; 20 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held at 11 am, Friday, February 17 at Oak Grove Cemetery with Rev. Albert Starling officiating. Forbes funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Neila Crews, 92, of Macclenny dies

Neila Odom Crews, 92, of Macclenny died February 15, 2012 at Cypress Creek Assisted Living Facility, Sun City, Florida. Mrs. Crews was a resident of Baker County for the past 65 years and was the daughter of the late King Solomon and Leoma Taylor Odom.

She retired from the Winn-Dixie produce department after 20 years and also enjoyed working at the former Karalle’s Town Shop in Macclenny. She was an organizer of the Friends of Baker County Nursing Home and a member of the Women’s Club, where she received the Woman of the Year award in 2000. She was a member of the Glen First Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years Edward Crews.

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George O’Brien ‘Brian’ Hodges

George O’Brien “Brian” Hodges, 50, of Macclenny died Saturday, February 18, 2012. Mr. Hodges was a lifelong resident of Baker County and small engine mechanic who enjoyed fishing, camping, playing music and singing. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his mother Carolyn (Ronald) Plymel of Macclenny; brothers Eddie Hodges Jr. and Denny Hodges of Macclenny, Brad (Alicia) Hodges and Ray (Felicia) Hodges of Glen St. Mary, Steve (Elaine) Hodges and Lee Hodges of Sanderson, Jessie (Wendy) Hodges of Waycross, GA; and sister Lynn Hodges of Macclenny. He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Lee Hodges; brothers Edward Alvin Hodges Sr. and Russell Oliver Hodges; and sister Shirley Higginbotham.

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Madge Miller, 77, of Glen St. Mary

Madge Sanders Miller, 77, of Glen St. Mary died February 22, 2012 at the Morris Center in Jacksonville. She was born in Elmodel, Georgia to the late A.A. and Elsie Sanders on February 16, 1935. Madge was a resident of North Florida since 1993 and attended the Christian Fellowship Temple. She retired from Sears in 1990 where she was employed as a bookkeeper for 20 years. She also worked at Sprint for 10 years as a telephone operator.

Mrs. Miller enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, bowling, and was active in Little League activities when her children were young. She was predeceased by her daughter Vickie Miller Onkst, stepmother Eloise C. Sanders and brother Anthony Sanders.

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