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Evangelist buys St. James Episcopal

Velma Childers, new owner of the St. James Episcopal Church.St. James Episcopal Church in Macclenny has gone through a tumultuous period in recent years following a schism of the congregation in 2006 over the Episcopal church’s liberal views on homosexuality.

But a long-time Christian evangelist from Glasgow, Kentucky is ready to breath new life into the once vacant 2625-square-foot church at 50 W. Minnesota Ave. Velma Childers, president of the nonprofit Velma Childers Evangelistic Association, purchased the property from the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Florida, Inc. in late March for $100,000, about $5000 less than its market value per the county property appraiser’s office.

Ms. Childers has been spreading the word of Christ throughout the country and the world for the last 50 years. Her broadcast ministry titled “Forgiven” is filmed in Clearwater, FL and available on a half-dozen satellite and network stations.

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Updated: Pedestrian killed on Lowder Street

Flowers at the accident scene.A Baldwin man was killed after walking into the path of car heading north on Lowder Street Saturday evening.

Susan B. Green of Macclenny was driving the 2007 Chevy Malibu on CR23A (Lowder) near Big Oaks Court about 8:35 pm when the car struck Allen Lee Moore, 43.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by Baker County Medical Services. Read More »

David Jones, WWII Pacific veteran

David Harold Jones Sr., 92, of Glen St. Mary died on April 5, 2013 at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital. He was born in Dania, Florida on October 25, 1920 to the late Benjamin Dower Jones and Roselind Lauder Clark Jones. David was a resident of Macclenny  since 1952 when he married his lovely wife Erin.

He joined the US Army prior to World War II and served the entire war in the South Pacific. He retired from the Army after 20 years and then was employed as a salesman at the Glen St. Mary Nursery for 20 years. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Macclenny. David had a passion for growing plants, gardening and landscaping. He was especially talented in growing orchids.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his loving wife Erin Poythress Jones; brother Thomas Jones; sisters Inez Hinson, Gertrude Jones and Ruth Farrar.

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Allen Moore, 43, funeral service is set for April 12th

Allen Lee Moore, 43, of Macclenny died on April 6, 2013 in a traffic mishap. He was born in Jacksonville on July 30, 1969 to George Newton Moore Jr. and the late Mary Moore. Allen was a resident of Macclenny for the majority of his life and was a foreman many years in his family’s business George Moore Stucco. He was an avid NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Washington Redskins fan.

Allen is survived by his father of Macclenny; children Donnie Lee Moore and Amanda Marie Moore of Virginia; brothers Anthony Wayne Moore of Macclenny and George N. (Kerry) Moore III of Maxville.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, April 12 at 2 pm at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services in Macclenny. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home.

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