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‘Weezey’ Gainey, 65, of Taylor dies

Louise “Weezey” Gainey, 65, of Taylor died on Friday, November 2, 2012 at her home. She was born in Lake City in 1947 to the late Eullie W. Richardson and Edith L. Taylor Richardson. Mrs. Gainey was a lifelong resident of Baker County and retired in 2011 from American Enterprise Bank in Macclenny. She was a member of the Taylor Church and enjoyed singing at church, collecting dolls and spending time with her friends and family. She was preceded in death by her son Kenneth M. “Mike” Gainey Sr.; brothers Edwin Richardson and Raymond Richardson; sisters  Shirley Smith, Voncille Richardson and Mary Louise Richardson.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Arvie M. “Chuck” Gainey and son Greg Gainey (Janice), both of Taylor;  brothers Melvin Richardson of Savannah and Marvin “Bud” Richardson (Vickie) of Cincinatti, OH; sisters Helen Byrd (Schell) of Glen St. Mary and Judy Crews (Buddy) of the Georgia Bend; grandchildren Kenneth M. Gainey Jr. and Gage Gainey of Taylor, Gabriel Johnson of Daytona, Tommy Walton (Casey) of Macclenny and Mandy Combs (Randy) of Atlanta; nine great-grandchildren.

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John Harris, 67, dies November 1

John William Harris, 67, of Green Cove Springs died on Thursday, November 1, 2012. Born in Jacksonville, he was the son of the late Leo and Elizabeth Caldwell Harris. He worked in the pulpwood industry and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and music. He also loved spending time with his family and friends.

Mr. Harris is survived by daughter Donna Harris of St. George, GA; girlfriend Elizabeth Plummer of Green Cove Springs; brothers Wendell Harris of Jacksonville, Alvin (Vickie) Harris of Maxville, and Larry Harris of Clay Hill; sisters Loretta (Stanley) Bennett of Cuyler and Faye Harris of Maxville; grandsons William Lee Rosenbaum and Matthew Dylan Rosenbaum;  numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Christine Harris.

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Elizabeth Holmes, 42, of Glen dies

Elizabeth Marlene Holmes, 42, of Glen St. Mary died on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. She was born in Jacksonville to the late Jack S. Hinson Sr. and Madeline Virginia Croft Hinson and lived in Baker County all of her life. Marlene was a Baptist  and loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed camping on the Suwannee River and cheering for her favorite NASCAR driver Tony Stewart.

Survivors include her husband James E. Holmes of Glen; son Joshua Preston Smith of Jacksonville; daughters Jennifer Alice Smith of Macclenny and Amber Marie Smith of Orange Park; brothers Jack Hinson Jr. of Moniac, GA, William Hinson of Lake Butler and John Hinson of Cuyler; sister Sharon Elaine Parrish of Macclenny; grandchildren Kaddy Smith and Emily Smith, both of Macclenny, and Brookelynn Rosalea Smith of Jacksonville, along with a fourth grandchild due this year.

The funeral service was held on  Monday, November 5 at 7 pm in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny.

Sviller Hurst, 89, of St. George, GA

Sviller Allene Bowen Hurst, 89, of St. George, GA died on Friday, October 26, 2012. She was born March 4, 1923 in Arabi, GA, the daughter of the late  Marion Jasper Bowen and Scvilla Ellen Abernathy Bowen. She married John Henry Hurst on August 14, 1954 in Atlanta. She retired from Kraft Foods and was a Baptist. She loved Jesus, children and was a Granny to all. She enjoyed flower arranging and was an avid cake baker and decorator.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, son Ronald T. Norris, and several siblings.

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