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Faye McCollum dies December 19

Sylvia Faye McCollum of Macclenny died on Wednesday, December 19, at her residence following a lengthy illness. She was a homemaker and enjoyed working in her garden, fishing and found a sense of peace in taking care of her family and friends. She was the wife of the late Calvin Grant “Mac” McCollum and was preceded in death by parents Herbert and Eva Mae Crews Harris and her sister Eloise Harris Crews. She was born in Jacksonville and resided in Macclenny all of her life.

Mrs. McCollum is survived by sons Randy Long, Ronnie (Jill) Long and Ricky Long, all of Baker County; step-son Char (Debbie) McCollum of Jacksonville; grandchildren Dawson Allen Long, Jordan Zoe Long and Lacey Lee King; sister Linda (Jim) Pifer and brother Herbert (Sherry) Harris Jr., both of Glen St. Mary; nieces and nephews and her pet companion Lizzie.

The funeral service was held at 3 pm Saturday, December 22 at Sanderson Congregational Holiness Church with Rev. David Thomas officiating, assisted by Rev. Justin Griffis. Interment was at South Prong Cemetery, Sanderson. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

Mike Yarbrough dies December 21

Michael Vincent Yarbrough, 68, of Kernersville, N.C. died on Friday, December 21, 2012 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

He was born on January 21, 1944 in Taylor to Henrietta L. Yarbrough and the late Roy Yarbrough. Michael was a proud graduate of the University of Florida where he received a PhD in philosophy and a master’s degree in linguistics. He most recently taught philosophy and Southern literature at Wake Forest University. Michael loved cycling, fishing, hiking and gardening.

In addition to his mother he is survived by wife Kathleen Ann Sumrall Yarbrough of Kernersville; sisters Ruby (Bill) Barg and Janie (Mike) Dennard, all of Macclenny; nephews Brent Dennard of Macclenny and George Barg of Jacksonville; niece Judith Perez of Colorado Springs, CO; sister-in-law Shelley Biessenberger of Walkertown. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Hayworth Miller Kernersville Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Fagin, 75, of Macclenny dies

Shirley Mae Fagin, 75, of Macclenny died on December 5, 2012. She was a lifelong resident of Baker County.

Mrs. Fagin is survived by daughters Delbra Scott (Clemon) and Sharon Fagin; grandchildren Rose Walton (Kelvin), Jermaine Fagin, Clayton Scott and Clinton Scott (Yolanda); nine great-grandchildren; sisters Dr. Wilma Bright (Paul) and Mildred Washington; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.

The funeral service for Mrs.  Fagin was held on Saturday, December 8 at 12:30 pm at St. James Baptist Church in Macclenny. Burial was in Mt. Herman Cemetery in Macclenny. Harry Brown Funeral Directors of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

Louis Edwards, 97, of Glen dies

Louise P. Edwards, 97, died on December 6, 2012. She was a native of Starke and moved back to Florida from her home in Sinclairville, NY in 1997. She resided in Glen St. Mary and  attended First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary. She spent the past seven years in Frank Wells Nursing Home.

She was preceded in death by her husbands Eustace Parnele and George Edwards.

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