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Juanita Crews, 82, of Macclenny

Juanita Rhoden Crews, 82, of Macclenny died Sunday February 26, 2012 at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab Center following a long illness. Mrs. Crews was a native of Baker County and resided in Macclenny all of her life. She was a homemaker and an avid golf fan and golfer who enjoyed watching Gator football and Braves baseball. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Macclenny.

Mrs. Crews was preceded in death by her parents Gus and Ollie Johns Rhoden and husband of 51 years Elwood Foster Crews.
Survivors include daughters Kelly (Chuck) Satterwhite of Starke and Cheryl (Jim) Vance of Macclenny; son Phil (Judy) Crews of Ft. Myers; nine grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

The funeral sercvice was held Tuesday, February 28 at 11 am in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Wayne Rhoden delivering a eulogy. Interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Gary Combs, 64, of Maryland dies

Gary Albert Combs (US Army -retired), 64, of Millersville, MD died February 20, 2012.

Survivors include wife Lorraine Combs; children Mikel Combs, Catherine Speer and Lawrence Speer; grandchild Nolan Speer; mother Ann Combs and brother Mike Combs, both of Macclenny.

Online condolences may be made at www.barrancofuneralhome.com.

Shelton Carter, 76, of Macclenny

Shelton M. Carter, 76, of Macclenny died Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Carter was a retired mechanic and lifelong resident of Baker County who loved fishing and riding through the forest with his son.

Survivors include son Larry M. (Barbara) Carter of Macclenny; daughters Betty (Gene) Gomillion of Defuniak Springs, FL, Cyndi (Jerry) Crews of Macclenny and Alisa (Jason) Carter of Macclenny; step-sons Steve (Theresa) Dyess and Chris (Shirley) Dyess; brother Alvin (Clara) Carter of Glen St. Mary; sister Esther Clemons of Macclenny; 20 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held at 11 am, Friday, February 17 at Oak Grove Cemetery with Rev. Albert Starling officiating. Forbes funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Neila Crews, 92, of Macclenny dies

Neila Odom Crews, 92, of Macclenny died February 15, 2012 at Cypress Creek Assisted Living Facility, Sun City, Florida. Mrs. Crews was a resident of Baker County for the past 65 years and was the daughter of the late King Solomon and Leoma Taylor Odom.

She retired from the Winn-Dixie produce department after 20 years and also enjoyed working at the former Karalle’s Town Shop in Macclenny. She was an organizer of the Friends of Baker County Nursing Home and a member of the Women’s Club, where she received the Woman of the Year award in 2000. She was a member of the Glen First Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years Edward Crews.

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