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John O’Brien II, dies on June 2nd

John Patrick O’Brien II, 42, of Jacksonville died Saturday, June 2, 2012. He was a heavy equipment mechanic who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed singing and playing the guitar.

Mr. O’Brien is survived by his mother Carrol O’Brien of Jacksonville; sons Cody O’Brien and Dustin Brown, both of Jacksonville; daughter Katina Todd of Jacksonville; granddaughter Shaela Brown; brothers James (Holly) Powell, Nathan (Ruby) Rice, and James (Teresa) O’Brien, all of Jacksonville; his loving fiancé April Conner.

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Cecil Privett of St. George

Cecil Webster Privett, 76, of St. George, GA died on June 9, 2012. He was born October 4, 1935 in St. George to Yulee Webster and Edna Raulerson Privett. He retired after 39 years from Florida Wire & Cable in Jacksonville. Mr. Privett enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Bertha; daughter Lorie (Rick) Spears of Baxley, GA and son Greg Privett of St. Augustine; daughter-in-law Georgette Privett of Palm Coast, FL; grandson Matthew Tillman of Valdosta, granddaughter Megan Tillman of Statesboro, GA;  great-grandson Aiden Tillman of Valdosta; several nieces and nephews.

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Infant Altman dies on June 2nd

Infant Owen Nathan Altman died on Saturday, June 2, 2012. He is survived by his mother Amanda Mobley Frazer and father Wade Altman of Sanderson; grandparents Lisa (Brian) Patterson of Lake City, Carlin Eugene Mobley of Macclenny, Sandra O’Brien of Glen St. Mary and Wade E. Altman of Jacksonville; great grandparents Carl and Loretta Fraser of Macclenny, Charles Brazell of Glen St. Mary, and Sybil Altman of Jacksonville; aunts Sandra Mobley and Flora Swindell, both of Sanderson; uncle Justin Raiford of Jacksonville.

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‘Ealie’ Johnson, native of county

George “Ealie” Johnson Jr., 86, of Jacksonville died June 3, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Baker County to the late George Elie Johnson Sr. and Tempie Estelle “Dollie” Carroll Johnson on August 31, 1925. He attended the Garrett School and moved to Jacksonville in 1946 after returning from military service. Ealie honorably served in the U.S. Army during World War II and later retired as an auto mechanic after 40 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. He was predeceased by 22 siblings.

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