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Mike Yarbrough dies December 21

Michael Vincent Yarbrough, 68, of Kernersville, N.C. died on Friday, December 21, 2012 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

He was born on January 21, 1944 in Taylor to Henrietta L. Yarbrough and the late Roy Yarbrough. Michael was a proud graduate of the University of Florida where he received a PhD in philosophy and a master’s degree in linguistics. He most recently taught philosophy and Southern literature at Wake Forest University. Michael loved cycling, fishing, hiking and gardening.

In addition to his mother he is survived by wife Kathleen Ann Sumrall Yarbrough of Kernersville; sisters Ruby (Bill) Barg and Janie (Mike) Dennard, all of Macclenny; nephews Brent Dennard of Macclenny and George Barg of Jacksonville; niece Judith Perez of Colorado Springs, CO; sister-in-law Shelley Biessenberger of Walkertown. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Hayworth Miller Kernersville Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Fagin, 75, of Macclenny dies

Shirley Mae Fagin, 75, of Macclenny died on December 5, 2012. She was a lifelong resident of Baker County.

Mrs. Fagin is survived by daughters Delbra Scott (Clemon) and Sharon Fagin; grandchildren Rose Walton (Kelvin), Jermaine Fagin, Clayton Scott and Clinton Scott (Yolanda); nine great-grandchildren; sisters Dr. Wilma Bright (Paul) and Mildred Washington; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.

The funeral service for Mrs.  Fagin was held on Saturday, December 8 at 12:30 pm at St. James Baptist Church in Macclenny. Burial was in Mt. Herman Cemetery in Macclenny. Harry Brown Funeral Directors of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

Louis Edwards, 97, of Glen dies

Louise P. Edwards, 97, died on December 6, 2012. She was a native of Starke and moved back to Florida from her home in Sinclairville, NY in 1997. She resided in Glen St. Mary and  attended First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary. She spent the past seven years in Frank Wells Nursing Home.

She was preceded in death by her husbands Eustace Parnele and George Edwards.

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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.

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