Vonnie Griffis, 69, of Sanderson died on November 11, 2012 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, with family by her side. She was born in Lake City on March 1, 1943 to the late Charles Franklin Russ and Ina Bell Douglas Murray. Vonnie had been a resident of Sanderson since 1965 after moving from Lake City. She was a member of Cuyler Baptist Church and retired from Griffis Timber Inc. as an office manager after 40 years of dedicated service. She enjoyed cooking, fishing and gardening, but most of all she enjoyed being surrounded by grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother Joseph Edward Russ.
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Marvin Edward Anderson, 69, of Sanderson died on November 6, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Bartow, Florida on August 7, 1943 to Ollie Mae Peace Anderson and the late James L. Anderson. He has been a resident of Sanderson since 1997 after moving from Ft. Lauderdale. He served his country proudly in the United States Marines and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his father James L. Anderson and daughter Kimberly Azate.
Mr. Anderson is survived by his mother, of Delray Beach, FL; children Denise (Elliot) Cineron of Ft. Lauderdale, Neisa Anderson of GA, and Eddie Anderson of Ft. Lauderdale; brothers James (Marge) Anderson of Pembroke Pines, FL and Thomas J. (Jean) Anderson of Baxley, GA; sisters Jeanette (Jim) Hanes of Delray Beach and Linda Anderson of Fayetteville, NC; grandchildren Naomi, Alexis, and Donovan.
A graveside service will be held Friday, November 9 at 11 am at Oak Grove Cemetery with Pastor Bob Christmas officiating. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabeth Anne Combs, 66, of Macclenny died on Friday, November 2 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville following a long illness. She was born in Jacksonville and resided there until moving to Macclenny fourteen years ago.
Mrs. Combs was the daughter of the late John Joseph and Jette H. Slone Beatty Jr. She was preceded in death by stepson Windol Combs Jr.
She was a claims co-ordinator at Prudential Insurance Company in Jacksonville for 30 years until her retirement in 1995. Mrs. Combs was a Protestant and loved her family and grandchildren, animals and working in her garden.
Betty Jean Jordan Crews, 82, died on October 30, 2012. She was born in Glen St. Mary, the daughter of Oliver and Sadie Jordan, and lived in Jacksonville most of her life. Mrs. Crews was a member of Cornerstone Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include her husband Rev. Willie Crews; sons Allen Crews (Mary), William L. Crews (June) and Daniel L. Crews (Vicki); eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a sister, Eva Jeanette Crews.