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Rick Gonzales, 42, of Maxville

Ricardo “Rick” Benjamin Gonzales Jr., 42, of Maxville died on December 30, 2012 at Shands Jacksonville. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on June 12, 1970 to Ricardo Benjamin Gonzales Sr. and Marie T. Latham Crispell. Rick was a resident of the Maxville area for the past 21 years. He was an avid Gator fan and  enjoyed spending time at the jetties. Most of all he was a family man who enjoyed spending time with his family.

Other than his parents, Mr. Gonzales is survived by his loving wife of nine years, Kristina Lea Gonzales of Jacksonville; children Antonio and Nevaeh Gonzales of Jacksonville; brothers Jeff, Jim, Joe and John Gonzales, John Crispell and Raymond Crispell; sister Tiffany Stauderman; uncle Harry Latham of Jacksonville.

A memorial service was held on Monday, January 7 at 2 pm at Westside Baptist Church in Jacksonville with Pastor Ray Mayfield officiating. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

Dana McKenzie of Sanderson dies

Dana Michelle McKenzie of Sanderson died on January 3, 2013.

She is survived by her twins Mikell and Malinda McKenzie and grandson Terrell Nesmith, all of Sanderson; brothers Jerry McKenzie Jr. (Elaine) of Margaretta, Ulysses Ray (Ruby) and Anthony (Faye) McKenzie of St. Augustine; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends, among them her best friend Sandra Daniels.

The visitation will be held Friday, January 11 , from 5-7 pm at the New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ, and one hour before the funeral service at noon on January 12 at the church.

The funeral cortege will assemble at Jerry McKenzie’s  home, 9868 CR 139 in Maragaretta. Interment will be in Mt. Herman Cemetery in Macclenny. Harry Brown Funeral Directors and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

Vern Hollingsworth, loved driving a truck

Daryl “Vern” Robert Hollingsworth, 58, of Macclenny died peacefully on January 4, 2013 at the Acosta-Rua Center for Caring with family by his side. He was born in Gadsden, Alabama on June 1, 1954 to the late Harold Franklin Hollingsworth and Verna Faye Phillips Hollingsworth. Daryl was raised in Jacksonville and was a resident of Macclenny since 1986. He was a member at Glen Church.

Mr. Hollingsworth was employed with the Department of Transportation for 19 years and  spent the past 12 years employed by Raven Transport. His passion was driving a truck and he did that for over 40 years. He was an avid fisherman,  a gardener and he loved attending church. He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, being goofy and giving to and helping others. Daryl loved life, loved having fun, and he loved his Toyota Tundra truck.

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Paul Crawmer, 83, dies in Ohio

Paul Edward Crawmer Sr., 83, of Newark, Ohio and formerly of Glen St. Mary, died at his home on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. He was born in Toboso, Ohio on September 19, 1929 to the late John William and Ollie (Nethers) Crawmer and graduated from Hanover High School. He was very proud to have been employed by Newark Hospital as its first ward boy. He later served in the U.S. Army during the Koran War. Mr. Crawmer was employed by Kaiser Aluminum in Heath, Ohio and Jacksonville, and retired in 1991.

He was a parishioner of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, coaching Little League sports and fishing.  He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and the Newark Druids.

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