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Eugene Ford, 95, of Sanderson

Deacon Eugene Ford, 95, of Sanderson died Friday, February 3, 2012 at Ed Fraser Hospital in Macclenny following an extended illness. He was born in Selma, AL to the late Delilah and Robert Ford. Mr. Ford was a member of Faith Temple Church of God in Christ where he served on the deacon board, a member of the evangelist team for the Church of God in Christ, western Florida district and deacon of New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Elder Mack Ruise. He was the gate keeper for the Quitman Cemetery Association for over 15 years.

Survivors include wife Thelma Ford; sons Sylvester (Dorothy) Ford, Levice (Sandra) Daniel, Sammie Lee (Denise) Daniels, Jimmie (Joyce) Daniel, Issac Daniel, Purcel Daniel, Syril Ford, Eugene Ford Jr and Charlie (Jennifer) Denmark; daughters Mercilee (Rev. Dr. Rodney) Brown, Carlene Denmark, Caroline (John Reed) Denmark, Linda (Richard) Mills and Sherrie (Recardo) Mathews; 32 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; mother-in-law Lucile Durham; father-in-law George E. Durham; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Robert Howard of Glen St. Mary

Robert Clarence Howard, 80, died February 6, 2012. He was the son of the late Clarence Leigh Howard and Helen Mary Reil and lived in Argyle, Wildwood, FL and most recently Glen St. Mary. Mr. Howard was employed by the former Seaboard Air Line Railroad and fire departments in Wildwood, Baldwin and Dinsmore. He served his country in the Army during the Korean War and received the Meritorious Unit Citation, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Medal and Korean Unit Citation.

Survivors include his loving wife of 29 years Betty Griffis Howard; daughter Cathy Watson of Wildwood; step-daughters Hazel Ann Finley of Lake City, Maryland (Virgil) Johns of Glen St. Mary and Cathy (Don) Orman; step-sons Kenneth (Dawn) Brannen, William (Diane) Rhoden, David (Darlene) Rhoden, Joseph (Dana) Fenell, Gene (Lisa) Fenell; several grand- and great-grandchildren.

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Iona Warner, 84, of Lake City dies

Iona Lois Warner, 84, of Lake City died February 1, 2012 at Shands, UF in Gainesville. She was the daughter of William Osterloh and Elsie Allen, born March 16, 1927 in Crookston, MN. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Warner, son Larry R. Warner and brother Darwin Osterloh.

Survivors include son Ron (Roberta) Warner of Homestead, FL; daughters Jacey (Jerry) Norton of Garland, TX, and Jean Yonn of Macclenny; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on February 3, 2012 at Fort White Cemetery, with Bro. Carl Taylor officiating. Evans-Carter Funeral Home, High Springs,  was in charge of arrangements.

Joan Smith, 56, funeral February 7

Joan Pearl Smith, 56, of Macclenny died Friday, February 3, 2012 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center following a brief illness. She resided in Macclenny all of her life. She worked as a beautician for many years until ill health forced her retirement. She enjoyed crocheting and playing games on her computer.

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents Willie and Anna Lois Davis Mobley, siblings Randall Leon Mobley Sr., Gregory Lee Mobley and Daryl Wayne Mobley Sr.

Survivors include her husband of thirty seven years Donald G. Smith of Macclenny; sons Richard F. Smith and Donald R. Smith, both of Macclenny; sister Karen D. Mobley of Macclenny; grandchildren Savannah Lynn Parrish of Macclenny and Carly Joan Smith of Wildwood, FL.

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