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Elizabeth Combs dies November 2

Elizabeth Anne Combs, 66, of Macclenny died on Friday, November 2 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville following a long illness. She was born in Jacksonville and resided there until moving to Macclenny fourteen years ago.

Mrs. Combs was the daughter of the late John Joseph and Jette H. Slone Beatty Jr. She was preceded in death by stepson Windol Combs Jr.

She was a claims co-ordinator at Prudential Insurance Company in Jacksonville for 30 years until her retirement in 1995. Mrs. Combs was a Protestant and loved her family and grandchildren, animals and working in her garden.

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Betty Jean Crews, was born in Glen

Betty Jean Jordan Crews, 82, died on October 30, 2012. She was born in Glen St. Mary, the daughter of Oliver and Sadie Jordan, and lived in Jacksonville most of her life. Mrs. Crews was a member of Cornerstone Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include her husband Rev. Willie Crews; sons Allen Crews (Mary), William L. Crews (June) and Daniel L. Crews (Vicki); eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a sister, Eva Jeanette Crews.

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‘Weezey’ Gainey, 65, of Taylor dies

Louise “Weezey” Gainey, 65, of Taylor died on Friday, November 2, 2012 at her home. She was born in Lake City in 1947 to the late Eullie W. Richardson and Edith L. Taylor Richardson. Mrs. Gainey was a lifelong resident of Baker County and retired in 2011 from American Enterprise Bank in Macclenny. She was a member of the Taylor Church and enjoyed singing at church, collecting dolls and spending time with her friends and family. She was preceded in death by her son Kenneth M. “Mike” Gainey Sr.; brothers Edwin Richardson and Raymond Richardson; sisters  Shirley Smith, Voncille Richardson and Mary Louise Richardson.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Arvie M. “Chuck” Gainey and son Greg Gainey (Janice), both of Taylor;  brothers Melvin Richardson of Savannah and Marvin “Bud” Richardson (Vickie) of Cincinatti, OH; sisters Helen Byrd (Schell) of Glen St. Mary and Judy Crews (Buddy) of the Georgia Bend; grandchildren Kenneth M. Gainey Jr. and Gage Gainey of Taylor, Gabriel Johnson of Daytona, Tommy Walton (Casey) of Macclenny and Mandy Combs (Randy) of Atlanta; nine great-grandchildren.

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John Harris, 67, dies November 1

John William Harris, 67, of Green Cove Springs died on Thursday, November 1, 2012. Born in Jacksonville, he was the son of the late Leo and Elizabeth Caldwell Harris. He worked in the pulpwood industry and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and music. He also loved spending time with his family and friends.

Mr. Harris is survived by daughter Donna Harris of St. George, GA; girlfriend Elizabeth Plummer of Green Cove Springs; brothers Wendell Harris of Jacksonville, Alvin (Vickie) Harris of Maxville, and Larry Harris of Clay Hill; sisters Loretta (Stanley) Bennett of Cuyler and Faye Harris of Maxville; grandsons William Lee Rosenbaum and Matthew Dylan Rosenbaum;  numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Christine Harris.

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