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Theron Branch, 23, funeral Friday

Theron Steven William Branch, 23, of Glen St. Mary died on Friday, March 15, 2013 after an extended illness. A lifelong Baker County resident, Theron was a member of Cuyler Baptist Church. He enjoyed traveling, riding in the woods and spending time with his dogs. He was a kind-hearted, dependable young man who loved his family and friends and saw the best in everyone. He was a fighter until the end.

He is survived by parents Steve Branch and Shanna Rhoden, both of Glen St. Mary, “Dad #2” Kevin Rhoden of Glen and “Ma” Grace of Macclenny; grandmothers Margie Clevesy and Alice Hires, both of Macclenny; brother Christopher Rhoden of Glen St. Mary; sisters Stephanie Branch and Eden Branch (Daniel) of Macclenny, Courtney (Kenneth) Hall of St. Augustine and Alexis Branch of Macclenny; girlfriend Kristen Greer of Macclenny; nieces and nephews Kaelynn and Kamden Hill, Cole and Kylee Hall, and Nolan Rhoden; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

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Tom DeBruhl, 53, of Middleburg, managed Winn-Dixie

Samual “Tom” DeBruhl, 53, of Middleburg died peacefully on March 15, 2013. He was a native of Ft. Barnwell, NC, graduated from West Craven High School and moved to Florida at the age of 19. He was born to Samuel J. and Fannie Pearl DeBruhl on August 27, 1959. Tom worked for Winn Dixie for 30 years and was the store manager at the Macclenny store for 13 years, During his tenure there, Mr. DeBruhl contributed graciously to many local causes and made many friends and acquaintances.

Mr. DeBruhl’s first passion was bass fishing. He also loved the North Carolina Tarheels and was an avid NASCAR fan who loved to cheer on Kasey Kahne. Tom was surrounded by many wonderful friends who will all miss him dearly.

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Robert Graham, 72, of Jacksonville

Robert C. Graham, 72, of Jacksonville died on Friday, March 15, 2013. A retired maintenance supervisor, he enjoyed woodworking, fishing and spending time with his family. He is survived by sons William (Alicia) Hannah of Jacksonville; daughters Laurie (George) Graham and Lillian (Larry) Giggey of Jacksonville, and Lisa (Greg) Chamberlain of Maryland; brother Charles (MaryJane) Graham of Sanford, FL; devoted nieces Kathy Graham of Glen St. Mary and Lennie Graham of Whitehouse; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Sara Graham; brothers Millard “Buck” Graham, Richard Graham, Curtis Graham, Randolph Graham; sister Betty Rockholt.

A graveside service was held at 11 am on Monday, March 18 at Sellers Cemetery, Jacksonville with Rev. Sean Graham officiating. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.

Military rites on Thursday for Mr. Hadden

Eugene Hadden, 87, of Sanderson died on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville. Mr. Hadden was born in 1926 in Jacksonville to the late Leon H. and Ruby Hall Hadden. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife Ann Hadden in 1985.

Survivors include sister Louise Smith of Jacksonville; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 2 pm at Jacksonville National Cemetery with military honors. Visitation with the family and friends will be on Wednesday afternoon, March 20, from 3-5 pm at Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny.

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