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William Rhoden, 55, of Jacksonville

William B. (Jaybird) Rhoden, 55, died Thursday, August 2, 2012. Bruce was born January 12, 1957 in Jacksonville, Florida to Billy and Lennie Rhoden. He was preceded in death by his father,  brother Eddie Rhoden and  great-nephew Luke Burnsed.

Survivors include his loving mother, brother David Rhoden (Jackie), sisters Karen Carter (Joe) and Vicky Lorick (Harold); 11 nieces and nephews; 20 great-nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed and was truly loved by all who knew him. The funeral service was held on Sunday, August 5 at 3 pm at Hardage-Giddens Town & Country Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Interment followed at Riverside Memorial Park in Jacksonville.

‘Nanny’ Barber funeral July 24th

Rhoda Mizell (Nanny) Barber, 92, originally of Waycross, GA, died surrounded by her loved ones the night of Thursday, July 19, 2012 at her son’s home in Sanderson after a lengthy illness. She was born in Hopkins, GA in Ware County and raised in the Okefeenokee Swamp by her parents, the late Maggie Hendrix Mizell and the late Hamp Mizell, co-author of “The History of the Okefeenokee.”

She lived her life in Manor and Waycross, married to the late Robert Leo Barber. Mrs. Barber was a graduate of Manor High School and Ware County Vocational School. She was a licensed practical nurse and touched many lives at both Homerville Hospital as well as Ware Manor Nursing Home until her retirement.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Barber was preceded in death by her daughters Sylvia Barber Howell Caswell and Barbara Ann Barber Ferrante.

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Lucille Conner, 82, of Taylor dies

Lucille Dinkins Conner, 82, of Sanderson died Thursday, July 26, 2012 at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital in Macclenny after a sudden illness. She was born in the Taylor community and lived there her entire life. She was the daughter of the late Leon and Marvin Taylor Dinkins, and a homemaker who enjoyed her children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Conner is survived by husband Virgil Conner of Sanderson; her children Betty Fay (Thomas) Dyal and Janet (Charlie) Easterday of Sanderson, Essie Mae (Jimmy) Thrift of Macclenny, Lawton (Charlene) Conner, Susie (George) Franks, Christean (Tom) Raley, Raymond (Tammy) Conner and Angie (Eddie) Williams, all of Glen St. Mary; sister Blanche Long of Providence, FL; 21 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

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Pam Crews, 62, dies on July 31st

Pamela Lynn Crews, 52, of Glen St. Mary died July 31, 2012 at her residence with family by her side. She was born in Macclenny on August 3, 1959 to the late Leo Eugene Wood and Nina Lee Hurst Wood. Pamela was a lifelong resident of Baker County and was a member of Souls Harbor Church of God. She was a homemaker, an avid Gator fan, and loved hunting and little league baseball.

Survivors include her loving husband Harry Joseph Crews of Glen; sons Jeremy Lee (Amber) Crews of Macclenny and Cameron Joseph (Keri) Crews of Glen; step-son Joshua Allen (Becky) Crews of Jacksonville,; brother Kenny (Patty) Wood of Glen; sister Paula (Henry E.) Crews of Glen; grandson Jace Lee Crews; her step-granddaughter Ashlynn Reese Crews.

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