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Jeffrey Cates, 27, funeral May 17th

Jeffrey Scott Cates, 27, of Macclenny died on May 12, 2012. He was born in Jacksonville on October 10, 1984 and lived in Baker County the last six years after moving from Ponte Vedra Beach. He was a glass installer, an avid Gator fan and enjoyed cooking, music, skateboarding, playing baseball and watching NASCAR.  He was predeceased by paternal grandmother Faye Cates and paternal grandparents Eugene B.  Midyette Sr. and Paula Woods.

Survivors include Scott (Lori) Inman Cates of Ponte Vedra Beach; Eugene (Laura) Midyette of Glen St. Mary; mother Grace Camille (Mark Thrushman) Cates of Gainesville; companion of six years April Goff; children Landon, Kirra and Alexia Cates;  step-children Alexus and Emma Goff; brothers Joshua Cates, Aus­­tin and Daniel Midyette and Jordan Jackson; sisters Jessica Cates, Gena (Adam) Hunt, Erin Midyette, Ashleigh Jackson; paternal grandfather Donald Cates;  maternal grandparents Jean and David Weathington; many friends.

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George Crawford dies in accident

George Eddie Crawford Jr., 36, of Bryceville died on May 9, 2012, the result of a tragic accident. He was preceded in death by his father George Eddie Crawford and paternal grandparents Leo Crawford and Hubert and Earnestine Sangster. Survivors include his son Dalton Crawford and daughters Morgan and Chastina; mother Peggy (Clarence) Deese; sister Heather Crawford (Everett); brother Eric Crawford; maternal grandparents Maggie Howell and Chuck (Cindy) Howell; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.

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Ed Jones, 82, of Macclenny dies

Thomas Edsel “Ed” Jones, 82, of Macclenny died May 11, 2012 of complications following a stroke. He was born Sept. 21, 1929, at Pine Top near Glen St. Mary to Dana Jerome Jones and Maude Fraser Jones. Ed was a 1949 graduate of the former Macclenny High School and earned a business degree from Massey Business College. He retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber after 35 years of service. He was an avid gardener.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents and son Thomas E. Jones Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years Lee Morgan Jones, who faithfully cared for him during his declining health; son Joseph Michael Jones (Monica); daughters Jean Jones Cotchaleovitch (Tommy) and Lorrie Kay Jones;  stepchildren Diane Clark (Rick) and J.J. Davis; brothers Dwight J. Jones and Wensel S. Jones;  sister Carolyn Rose Adkins;  12 grandchildren and his 9 great-grandchildren.

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Matthew Looby, 23, of Macclenny

Matthew Joseph Looby, 23, of Macclenny died the morning of Saturday, May 12, 2012. Born in Jacksonville on July 17, 1988, Matthew was an avid Florida Gator fan and loved both football and basketball, all types of music, his computer, eating out and trying new places. He enjoyed spending time with his younger brothers and sisters, who adored him.

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