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Rose Monte, 68, rites at N. Prong

Rose Pate Thompson-Monte, 68, of Jacksonville died Thursday, November 8, 2012 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center South  following an extended illness. She was born in Asheville, NC and resided in Jacksonville the past 40 years. She was preceded in death by parents Jack and Cora Lee Pate Edwards Creason. She was a homemaker and a very independent lady.

Mrs. Monte is survived by husband John S. Monte Jr. of Jacksonville; daughters Mary (Donald) Noles and Sharon Canady, both of Jacksonville, Sherry Lynn (Victor) Fitchie of Moniac, GA, Robin Mann of Jacksonville, Shanna (Alan) Secrest of Taylor; son Jerry Banks of Bakersville, NC; step-son, John S. Monte III of Glen St. Mary; sisters Della Tucker of Hendersonville, NC, Norma Jean Raines of Swananowa, NC, Wilma Lee Eady of Belton, SC and Lucille Canaday of Callahan; brothers Ronnie Fox of Walnut, NC and Michael Edwards of Henderson, NC; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 pm on November 11 at North Prong Cemetery with Rev. Micky Mixon of Jacksonville officiating. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

Marvin Anderson, 69, of Sanderson

Marvin Edward Anderson,  69, of Sanderson died on November 6, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Bartow, Florida on August 7, 1943 to Ollie Mae Peace Anderson and the late James L. Anderson. He has been a resident of Sanderson since 1997 after moving from Ft. Lauderdale. He served his country proudly in the United States Marines and  enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his father James L. Anderson and daughter Kimberly Azate.

Mr. Anderson is survived by his mother,  of Delray Beach, FL; children Denise (Elliot) Cineron of Ft. Lauderdale, Neisa Anderson of GA, and Eddie Anderson of Ft. Lauderdale; brothers James (Marge) Anderson of Pembroke Pines, FL and Thomas J. (Jean) Anderson of Baxley, GA; sisters Jeanette (Jim) Hanes of Delray Beach and Linda Anderson of Fayetteville, NC;  grandchildren Naomi, Alexis, and Donovan.

A graveside service will be held Friday, November 9 at 11 am at Oak Grove Cemetery with Pastor Bob Christmas officiating. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Combs dies November 2

Elizabeth Anne Combs, 66, of Macclenny died on Friday, November 2 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville following a long illness. She was born in Jacksonville and resided there until moving to Macclenny fourteen years ago.

Mrs. Combs was the daughter of the late John Joseph and Jette H. Slone Beatty Jr. She was preceded in death by stepson Windol Combs Jr.

She was a claims co-ordinator at Prudential Insurance Company in Jacksonville for 30 years until her retirement in 1995. Mrs. Combs was a Protestant and loved her family and grandchildren, animals and working in her garden.

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Betty Jean Crews, was born in Glen

Betty Jean Jordan Crews, 82, died on October 30, 2012. She was born in Glen St. Mary, the daughter of Oliver and Sadie Jordan, and lived in Jacksonville most of her life. Mrs. Crews was a member of Cornerstone Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include her husband Rev. Willie Crews; sons Allen Crews (Mary), William L. Crews (June) and Daniel L. Crews (Vicki); eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a sister, Eva Jeanette Crews.

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