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Dwight Davis, 59, of Sanderson dies

Dwight Wray “Mouse” Davis, 59, of Sanderson died on Sunday, March 3, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was born to the late Les and Bonnie Alford Davis on July 1, 1953. Mr. Davis was an avid hunter who enjoyed watching Florida Gator football and NASCAR racing and spending time with family and friends.

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John Lauramore, a retired plumber

John Lauramore, 59, of Sanderson, died on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Mr. Lauramore, a retired plumber, enjoyed fishing and watching football. He was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan.

He also loved spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by son John Kevin (Jessica) Lauramore of Jacksonville; daughter Amanda (Richard) Rhoden of Macclenny; step-daughter Brandi (John) Binion of Sanderson; brothers Pete (Audrey) Lauramore of Macclenny and Frankie (Lynn) Burnham of Tifton, GA; sisters Patty (Donald) Brantley of Taylor, Rita (Eugene) Hodges of Sanderson and Sonya (Melvin) Burkes of Jacksonville; six grandchildren.

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Violet Rhoden, 93, of Macclenny

Violet Rhoden, 93, of Macclenny died on March 2, 2013 following a brief illness. She was born and raised in Cuyler before moving to Macclenny after marrying her husband of 72 years, the late Paul Rhoden. They owned and operated Paul’s Rexall Drug Store in downtown Macclenny for 33 years. Violet enjoyed spending time with her family and sharing the gospel with family and friends. She dedicated her life to serving the Lord and to the Macclenny Church of God.

Other than her husband, Mrs. Rhoden was preceded in death by son Edward Wray Rhoden. She is survived by daughter Paula Rhoden; son Phil Rhoden (Debbie); granddaughter Jana Sowell (Kevin); great-grandchildren Kallie, Kaleb and Taylor Sowell, all of Macclenny; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Betty Barbee, 63, of Sanderson dies

Betty Jane Allen Barbee, 63, of Sanderson died peacefully at her home on Wednesday February 13, 2013. She was born in Jacksonville to the late James and Mary Blackburn Allen and lived in Sanderson the past seven years. Betty and her husband Tom were self-employed in the sports memorabilia business. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and will be dearly missed.

Mrs. Barbee was preceded in death by son Todd Reid, and brothers James and Joseph Allen. Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Thomas H. Barbee Sr.; daughter Gwendolyn Allen of Kansas City, KS; sons Jeffery Reid of St. Augustine and Thomas H. Barbee Jr., of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren Finley Allen, Lindsey Reid, Sadie Beamenderser, Dalton Reid, Katie Barbee, Skye Nelson and Thomas H. Barbee III; many other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday March 2 at 2 pm at Heritage Park in Macclenny, with Rev. Joe Raulerson officiating. Cedar Bay Funeral Home of Jacksonville is in charge of arrangements.

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