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Dewey Bridges, 69, of Macclenny

Dewey Wayne Bridges, 69, of Macclenny died at his home on Saturday, January 26, 2013. He was born in Shannon, Georgia to the late Paul Alfred and Birdie Mae Pierce Bridges. Mr. Bridges was a longtime resident of Baker County and member of the First Baptist Church of Maxville. He was a graduate of Baldwin High School’s  class of 1963 and retired in 2005 as a custodian at Baker County High School. Mr. Bridges enjoyed traveling with his wife Joyce and together they visited every state in the United States. He was preceded in death by son Donald Allen Bridges.

Survivors other than his wife include son David Bridges (Kim) of Valrico; daughter Connie Bridges of Jacksonville; brothers Clyde Bridges of Alabama and Frank Bridges (Diane) of Raiford;  sister Mildred Williamson of Baldwin; step-sons Alvin Lambert (Lisa) of Clermont, Bobby Lambert (Julie) of Orlando and David Lambert (Tookie) of Macclenny; step-daughters Martha Jo Davis (Wes) of Taylor and Brenda Daniels of Macclenny; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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‘Jody’ Burnham funeral Thursday

Joseph “Jody” Burnham, 49, of Macclenny died on Monday, January 28, 2013. He  was a lifelong resident of Baker County and a caregiver who loved working with special needs children. He also loved cooking on the grill and spending time with his family and friends.

Mr. Burnham is survived by his wife Mary Burnham of Macclenny; adopted daughter Zamiarah Burnham of Macclenny and step-son Gerome Pender of Macclenny; step-daughter Kimberly Stephens of Jacksonville; brothers Pete (Audrey) Lauramore of Macclenny, John Lauramore of Sanderson, and Frankie (Lynn) Burnham of Tifton, GA; sisters Patty (Donald) Brantley of Taylor and Rita (Eugene) Hodges of Sanderson; five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents John and Doris Starling Burnham.

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‘Buck’ Davis, 75, dies January 25

John Randall “Buck” Davis Jr., 75, of Macclenny died on January 25, 2013 at his residence with family by his side. He was born in Pierce County, Georgia on November 9, 1937 to the late John Randall Davis Sr. and Sina Hickox Davis. Buck was a lifelong resident of Macclenny and graduated from Baker County High School in 1956, the first year it became consolidated.

He was the owner and operator of Davis Utilities, Inc. for 40 years and retired in 2005. Buck was an avid John Wayne fan and collector. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling to the mountains with his family. He was preceded in death by sisters Pauline Ogilvie, Lois Mobley and Eloise Harvey.

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Florence Grimes, 92, of St. George

Florence Estelle Grimes, 92, of St. George, Georgia, died on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at home. She loved attending church and spending time with her family. Mrs. Grimes will always be remembered as a wonderful mother to all her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Dominic Dolce; son Frank Alberto Dolce; father William Augustus Erhlich and mother Hazel Givens Erhlich; siblings Raymond, Ethel, Violet, Ruthie, Suzie, Lucy and Mabel; grandson Frank Dolce Jr.

Mrs. Grimes is survived by daughter Dolores Yokom of St. George; sister Martha Smith of Virginia Beach, VA; brothers Walter Erhlich of St. Petersburg, FL and Bobby Erhlich of Lords Valley, PA; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, February 2 at Mt. Zion NC Methodist Church on State Road 121 with pastors Tim Cheshire and Pastor Bobby Griffin officiating. Giddens-Reed Funeral Home of Baldwin was in charge of arrangements.

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