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D.C. Rivers, 79, retiree from JSO

Dolphus C. “D.C.” Rivers Sr., 79, of Lake City died on Monday, May 14, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Lake City. He was born in Lake City and was a son to the late James and Erma Roberts Rivers. Mr. Rivers was a resident of Lake City for the past 12 years, having previously lived in Jacksonville. He was a graduate of Columbia High School, a veteran of the United States Army serving during Korea, a retired officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office after 25 years and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Mr. Rivers was a Baptist and enjoyed fishing. He was preceded in death by his wife  Gladys M. Rivers in 2002.

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Willie Roberson of Middleburg

Willie Claude Roberson, 91, of Middleburg a WWII veteran, died May 12, 2012.

He was born September 21, 1920 in Pierce County, Georgia to Ida Mae Kimbrell and Clester Claude Roberson, and predeceased by his parents, brother Julian Roberson and great-granddaughter Dana Speights Soloman. Mr. Roberson is survived by his wife of 72 years, Georgia Alice Roberts Roberson, brother Hazel Roberson, children Johnny (Delores) Roberson of Maxville, Glynn (Linda) Roberson of Middleburg, Shirley (Howell) Nettles of Glen St. Mary, Thomas (Teri) Roberson of Melrose, FL, nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

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Betty Yarbrough, 71, of Macclenny

Betty Jean Jones Yarbrough, 71, of Macclenny died May 12, 2012. She was born in Macclenny to the late Plummer Crews and Virgie Moore Crews on March 23, 1941. She was a lifelong resident of Macclenny and a member of Mt. Zion New Congregational Methodist Church. She loved to crochet, cook, bake, fish and spend time with her family. She attended church regularly and was an avid Gator, Atlanta Braves and NASCAR fan. She was predeceased by her husband of 32 years J.W. Jones;  son James “Doodle” Jones and  brothers Arthur Lee Crews and Neil Crews.

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Robert McGarrity, 78, USPS retiree

Robert Franklin McGarrity, 78, of Macclenny died Friday, May 4, 2012 at Macclenny Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was a native of Woodleaf, North Carolina and a son to the late Perry and Gladys Klutz McGarrity. He was a four-year veteran of the United States Navy and a graduate of Jones Business College in Jacksonville with a business degree. Mr. McGarrity retired in 1989 from the United States Post Office bulk mail center in Jacksonville after 25 years. He lived in Macclenny for the past 36 years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Macclenny. In his spare time he enjoyed riding his bicycle, working in his yard and gardening.

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