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Alton Crews, 67, funeral Thursday

Alton J. Crews, 67, of Glen St. Mary died on Monday, December 10, 2012 at his home after a long illness. He was born in Jacksonville on March 19, 1945 and was a lifelong resident of Baker County. He was the son of Andrew Jackson Crews Sr. and was preceded in death by his father and brother Andrew Jackson Crews Jr. He was a carpenter and enjoyed wood working in his retirement. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.

Mr. Crews is survived by sons Allen (Kim) Crews of Sanderson and Alvin H. Crews of Lake City; his mother Mabel Irene Crews of Glen St. Mary; granddaughters Brandi (Matt) Funk and Andrea (Josh) Newmans; great-grandson Maddox Jagger Funk: great-granddaughter Lyleigh Newmans (expected in January);  sisters Margaret Watson of Baldwin, Jeanette (Alvin) Best of Fernandina Beach and DeLois (Tommy) Crews of St. George, Ga.; brothers Bobby Gene (Betty) Crews, Woody (Charolette) Crews, Harold Crews, Archie Crews and Paul Crews, all of Glen St. Mary.

The funeral service for Mr. Crews will be conducted at 3 pm  Thursday, December 13 in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny with Rev. Bobby Gene Crews officiating. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Final disposition will be by cremation.

Marshal Alridge, 84, of Olustee dies

Marshall Alridge, 84, of Olustee died at home on December 9, 2012 after an extended illness. He was born on January 4, 1929 to the late Grant and Susie Alridge, and was educated in the public schools of Ellaville, GA. He worked in the pulpwood industry for over 35 years and with the U.S. Forestry Department in Olustee under the Older American Program. Mr. Alridge was a member of the Body of Assembly Church of God in Christ.

He was predeceased by his parents; sister Alma Alridge; brother Haver Alridge; daughters Marshalene and Norma Jean Aldridge; grandson Daniel Thomas.

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Floy Lee Foster, 77, of Glen dies

Floy Lee Foster, 77, of Glen St. Mary, Florida died on December 1, 2012 at W. Frank Wells Nursing Home with family by her side. She was born in Macclenny on November 9, 1935 to the late James Morris Johnson and Mittie Dugger Johnson. Floy was a lifelong resident of Baker County, Florida and attended the Christian Fellowship Temple.

For many years she was a homemaker and caretaker who enjoyed playing Bingo, garage selling and tending to her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of more than 50 years, Richard Dexter Foster, and her sister Eloise Bryant.

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Jordan Sommise, victim of accident

Jordan Alexis Sommise, 14, a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, died in a vehicle accident in Baker County on December 1, 2012.

Jordan was originally from Glen St. Mary and a member of Normandy Park Baptist Church, where she was active in the youth group. She loved country music, mud bogging and was a social butterfly who loved spending time with family and friends. She was loved by so many people.

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