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Annie Stephens, 95, of Macclenny

Annie Cornelia Cranford Stephens, 95, of Macclenny died January 13, 2012 at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab. She was born in Cabarrus County, NC to the late Ollie and Bertha Hethcock Cranford on November 3, 1916. She was a long time resident of Tampa and a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. She was predeceased by her husband Henry H. Stephens and stepson John Stephens.

Survivors include stepson H. W. (Janie) Stephens of Mississippi; daughter-in-law Linda Stephens of Glen St. Mary; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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Craig Ruise Jr., 17, of Jacksonville

Craig Ruise Jr., 17, of Jacksonville died January 14, 2012. He was born December 4, 1994 to Malicia and Craig Ruise. He leaves to cherish his memory a loving family and a host of friends.

Survivors include his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

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Brenda Nipper, 61, of Macclenny

Brenda Lounell Atkinson Nipper, 61, of Macclenny died  January 12, 2012. She was born in Thomasville, GA to the late Royce W. Atkinson and Beatrice Lucas Atkinson on May 15, 1950. She was a resident of Macclenny for the last 40 years and a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Brenda loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchild. She was an avid Gator fan and enjoyed gardening, fishing and reading. She was predeceased by son Jimmy Norman and daughter Patty Nipper.

Survivors include her loving husband of 39 years David Nipper of Macclenny; children Darrell (Michele) Norman of Crawfordville, FL, Lounell (Thomas) Royal of Macclenny and Allen (Cathy) Nipper of Macclenny;  sisters Linda Williams of Macclenny, Debbie Miller of Panacea, FL and Jenny Atkinson of Quincy, FL; grandchildren Virginia, Ashley, Cody, Dillon, Dalton, Zack and Colin; great- granddaughter Ellena.

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Doris Fraser, 88, of Macclenny

Margaret Doris Fraser, 88, of Macclenny died Monday, January 16, 2012 at St. Vincents Medical Center after a short illness. She was born in Jacksonville and resided in Macclenny most of her life. She worked at Northeast Florida State Hospital and later was employed as an x-ray technician at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital for many years until her retirement in 1986.

Mrs. Fraser was a loving mother and grandmother and a master at sewing and knitting cloth items. She enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves and Florida Gators. She was preceded in death by parents Ozzie Nelson and Minnie Baldree Anderson, brother J.B. Anderson and sister-in-law Lilly Anderson.

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