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Friday memorial for Infant Heaps

Infant Jordan Brent Heaps Jr. died on Friday September 21, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center with his family near his side.

Family members include his parents Jordan Brent and Jessica Brea Whitney Heaps;  sisters Jaiden Brea Heaps and Jetta Brooke Heaps, all of Daytona Beach Shores;  maternal grandparents Brent and Lisa Whitney of Macclenny; paternal grandparents Brent Heaps of Orem, Utah and Donna Shaw of Henderson, NV.

A private graveside service will be held on Friday September 28 at Taylor Cemetery. V. Todd Ferreria Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

Christopher Faber, 72, of Macclenny

Christopher Hays Faber, 72, a nine-year resident of Macclenny, died on September 20, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center with family by his side. He was born in Hackensack, New Jersey on April 25, 1940 to the late Herbert H. Faber and Rose M. Hays Faber. Christopher was an avid Cardinals fan and he enjoyed all sports. He was preceded in death by his brother Peter R. Faber.

Survivors include his brother Stephen W. Faber of Clearwater, FL; sister-in-law Kathryn H. Faber of Vero Beach, FL; nephews Stephen B. and Paul R. Faber;  nieces Laurie Faber Stitzer and Donna Faber.

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Ms. Echevarria of Baldwin dies

Beverly G. Echevarria, 72, of Baldwin died on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at her home. She was born in Jacksonville to the late Lacy Anderson and Gertrude Johnson Anderson and lived in Baldwin since 1975 after moving there from Jacksonville. Mrs. Echevarria was generous over the years with donations to help children in other countries with Bibles and cloths. She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Baldwin and was preceded in death by her husband, Rafael Echevarria in 1999.

Survivors include sons David Anderson (Crystal) of Callahan, Keith Echevarria of Jacksonville and Ricky Echevarria of Baldwin; daughter Christina Moore (Darin) of Jacksonville; sister Gloria Cardona (Burt) of  Jacksonville; grandchildren Ricky Echevarria  Jeremiah Moore, Joshua Moore, Deanna and Ricky Echevarria Jr.; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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‘Writing lesson’ on Declaration of Independence

Westside Elementary 2nd grader Malorie Pippins transcribes an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence.This week students at Westside Elementary School are learning about the leaders, documents and origins of the United States of America as the nation marks 225 years since the Constitution was signed.

Like many of her colleagues, second grade teacher Heather Jacobs orchestrated hands-on lessons to demonstrate the challenges the Founding Fathers faced, including writing documents like the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence with quill and ink.

After lunch on September 18, Mrs. Jacobs’ students used brightly colored feathers and small cups of black paint to replicate the endeavor.

“Aren’t you glad we don’t have to do all our work like this,” she told the group of about 20 pupils struggling to write the second paragraph of the Declaration: “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all me are created equal …”

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