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Mrs. Crawford, 83, of Glen dies

Mallaveene Altman Crawford, 83, of Glen St. Mary died on March 7, 2013 at Baptist Medical Center with family by her side. She was born in Baker County on April 25, 1929 to the late Admiral Dewey Altman and Carrie Williams Altman and was a lifelong resident of Baker County, and a longtime member of Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church of North Prong. She loved spending time with her family, enjoyed sleeping and working crossword puzzles. Mallaveene was preceded in death by her loving husband of 24 years, Wade Crawford.

She is survived by her loving children Glenda Annette (Dormas) Crews of Blackshear, GA, Keith Crawford and Jennifer Elaine (Herschel) Farris, both of Glen St. Mary; sisters Pearlie Taylor, Margaret Altman, Phylis (Jack) Upchurch, Linda Sue Tyre and Peggy (Bill) Keeves; brothers Lonzie (Bonnie) Altman, Wilbert (Evelyn) Altman, Albert (Laverne) Altman and George Ray (Billie) Altman; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

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Bob Curtner, 68, funeral March 4th

Robert “Bob” Curtner, 68, of Glen St. Mary died on February 28, 2013 at his residence with family by his side. He was born in Ripley County, Missouri on October 24, 1944 to the late Elsie Martha Ray Curtner. Bob was raised in Missouri and was a resident of Baker County for the past 30 years after moving from Jacksonville. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family, and traveling with his sister. Bob loved his family, especially his daughter and grandson. He was preceded in death by his mother and sisters Katherine Curtner and Earleen Hendrickson.

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Clara Davis, 75, was a retired nurse

Clara Elouise Davis, 75, of Glen St. Mary died on Friday March 1, 2013 at her residence with family by her side. She was born in Moniac, Georgia on October 3, 1937 to the late Allen Rhoden and Clara Reynolds Rhoden. Elouise was raised in Baker County and graduated from Baker County High School in 1955. She married her husband of 56 years on February 9, 1957. She graduated from Licensed Vocational Nursing School in Orange, TX in 1968 and from Union University in Jackson, TN with an associate degree in nursing in 1973.

Mrs. Davis was an outstanding and dedicated registered nurse who advanced to the position of head nurse of the coronary care unit at Lynchburg General Hospital in Lynchburg, VA in 1970’s. She was also head nurse of the cardiac surgery unit at St. Luke’s Hospital in Jacksonville in the late 1970’s to early 1980’s. Elouise retired from her formal nursing career in 1999 from  the post-anesthesia care unit at Lynchburg General Hospital.

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Mr. Denison, 92, was minister here

Perryman H. Denison, 92, died in Jacksonville on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. He was born in the Midway community of Union County to the late James Oscar and Ethel Denison on February 3, 1921.

He was a minister for Churches of Christ during most of his working life, serving the Moultrie, Georgia church and Florida churches in Macclenny, Live Oak, Lake City, Cocoa and Jacksonville. He also became a real estate professional later in life, owning and operating a brokerage and property management company in Jacksonville’s Riverside neighborhood. He continued to serve his home congregation and others with his preaching, teaching, counseling and leadership during the time of his business career and on into his retirement.

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