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Ivy Lee Thomas memorial service

Ivy Lee Thomas, 64, of Baldwin, died October 27, 2011.

Survivors include daughter Kayla Fisher (Michael Pollock); sister Juanita Carlton; nephews Dennis, Danny, Doug and David Carlton and  brother Larry Herrin.

A memorial service was held at 7 pm on Tuesday, November 1 in the chapel of Giddens-Reed Funeral Home in Baldwin with Rev. David Thomas officiating.

Hazel Rhoden dies at age 99

Hazel Mae Thompson Rhoden, 99, of St. George, GA died October 25, 2011. She was born in St. George to the late Julius Thompson and Missouri Canaday on September 7, 1912 and resided in St. George all of her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church of St. George and enjoyed sewing, cooking and spending time with her family. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years Noah Rhoden.

Survivors include children Shirley (Hugh) Dinkins of Jacksonville, Noah L. “Buddy” (Oralee) Rhoden; grandchildren Mark Rhoden, Dant (Denise) Wynne, Robin (Jim) Freeburger, Susan Wynne, Dana (Keith) Baker and Toni Griffis; great-grandchildren Kyle and Kelly Spinks and great-great-grandchildren Amy, Noah, Jessi, Loegan and Trey; also special family members Gina and Jeanie.

The funeral service was held October 28 at her church with Pastor James Conner officiating. Interment followed at Boone’s Creek Cemetery in St. George. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Wilford Crews, 46, dies October 23

Wilford Lamar Crews, 46, of Macclenny died Sunday October 23 at his home following a long illness.

He had resided in Macclenny all of his life. He was a newspaper delivery man with the Florida Times Union at the time of his death. He also was self-employed as a roofer and an auto mechanic for many years. Mr. Crews attended Raiford Road Church, was an avid Gator fan and enjoyed fishing. He was preceded in death by parents Jefferson Thomas Crews and Frances Wilkerson Crews.

Survivors include soulmate Mary Thomas; daughter Julie Thomas, granddaughter Kirsten Thomas; brother David Gatlin; sisters Marilyn (Kenneth) Turk, all of Macclenny and Debra Gainey of Glen St. Mary; numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation for family and friends was held from 6-9 pm Wednesday, October 26 at Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny. Final disposition was by cremation.

John J. Crews, 61, dies

John James Crews III, 61, of Kingsley Lake died Wednesday, October 19, 2011 of a recent illness.

Mr. Crews was born in Jacksonville on January 18, 1950 to the late John J. Crews Jr. and Pauline W. Crews. Mr. Crews lived most of his life in Baker, Union, and Clay Counties. He was a graduate of The Bolles School and the University of Florida with a BA in 1975. He was a correctional officer and retired in 2002. He enjoyed reading, history, hunting and Florida Gator football.

Survivors include his wife Debbie Crews; children Colby Droubi of California, Laci Crews of Jacksonville, John Charles “Chuck” Crews of Lake Butler; step-daughter Rebeckah Gann Shemer; sister Debra Crews Treece; brother Brian W. Crews; eight grandchildren.

A memorial service for Mr. Crews was held Tuesday, October 25 in the chapel of Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler with Bro. Scott Fisher officiating.

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