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Edward Hickox, retired minister

Edward Matthew Hickox, 85, of Jacksonville died July 5, 2012 at the McGraw Center for Caring, Jacksonville. He was born November 17, 1926 to Sally Harris and Ivan Taylor Hickox Sr. in Homeland, Georgia. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II.

Mr. Hickox was an ordained minister and the pastor of several churches in Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida during the years of his ministry. He was retired from Rayonier Forest Division and was a life member of VFW Post 9560, Folkston, Georgia. He was a current member of Kernan Boulevard Baptist Church in Jacksonville and an avid NASCAR fan.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Helen Hart Hickox; daughters Linda (Adrian) Hodges; Gail (Ron) Fowler, Michele (James) Robertson; sons Colan Hickox, Jeffrey (Lindi) Gullatt; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives; special friends Nicholas DeNisco and his family.

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James Evans, 81, of Nashville, NC

James Lee Evans, 81, of Nashville, NC died on June 26, 2012 after a brief illness.

He is survived by his wife Jackulyn Evans; daughters Ernestine McMahan of Macclenny, Janice (John) Clark of Cuyler; stepdaughter Rose (Jay) Atherton of Maryland; stepson Ronnie Wasdin of Nashville; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held Thursday, July 5, at 6:30 at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services, which is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Johnson, 101

Virginia Johnson, 101, loved sewing Virginia Phillips Johnson, 101, of Macclenny died June 30, 2012. Ms. Johnson was born in Lawrenceville, Virginia to the late James Fletcher Phillips and Elizabeth Seward Phillips on March 31, 1911.

She was a resident of Baker County for the last 15 years and a member of Maxville Baptist Church. Ms. Johnson loved sewing, gardening and yard work. She was predeceased by her husbands: Francis Kerfoot of 50 years and Bill Johnson; her son Frank Kerfoot and her granddaughter Debbie Branch.

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Amy Stavely, 40, avid Gator fan

Amy Elizabeth Stavely, age 40 of Glen St. Mary, passed away Monday, June 25, 2012.

She was an avid Florida Gator fan and known for her outgoing personality. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was well loved by her family and will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her parents: Neal and Eileen Stavely; grandparents: Jimmie and Nina Davis; brother: Jamie Stavely; sister: Alicia (Brad) Hodges; niece: Jamie Lynn (Ridge) Sweat; nephews: Hunter Stavely, Wyatt Crews, Bo Hodges, Garrett Stavely, Cooper Hodges, and Hudson Hodges. Numerous other family and friends also survive.

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