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Bobby Booth, 81, dry waller

Robert Stephen “Bobby” Booth, 81, of Glen St. Mary died Thursday, July 28, 2011 at the V.A. Medical Center in Gainesville following an extended illness. He was a native of Homerville, Georgia and had resided in Jacksonville for many years before moving to Glen St. Mary 22 years ago.

He was a self-employed dry wall installer in the construction industry for over 40 years until his retirement in 1997.

Mr. Booth was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Cuyler, a loving father, wonderful husband and loving grandfather, a member of the Camp Branch Hunting Club of Fargo, Georgia and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by parents Jesse Leonard Booth and Eunice Inez Barlow Booth; daughter Andela Beth Pharr.

Survivors include wife Geraldine J. Booth of Glen St. Mary; daughters Kathy Lang of Jacksonville, Bobbie Jane Conner of Glen St. Mary, Gloria Hutzler of Middleburg and Teresa Youmans of Memphis; son Hoke Steven Booth of Hampton, SC; sister Mary E. Reibow of Lansing, MI; brother Waver D. Booth of Jacksonville Beach; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held at 11:00 am on August 1 in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Worthington officiating. Interment followed at Macedonia Cemetery.

Dorothy Clark of Defuniak Springs

Dorothy Clark of Defuniak Springs, FL, 67, died Thursday, July 28, 2011 at home with her family by her bedside after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born February 20, 1944 in Jacksonville to Ervin and Dorothy Green Nobles.

Mrs. Clark was a Baptist  and enjoyed painting, spending time with her family, friends and with her dog “Lucy.” She was a very giving and loving person and always kept a good sense of humor. She was preceded in death by her father; grandchildren Alex Martin and Carolyn Clark.

Survivors include her mother Dorothy B. Nobles of Hilliard; loving husband of 47 years Lonnie S. Clark of DeFuniak Springs; son Lonnie T. Clark of DeFuniak Springs; daughters Regina A. Clark of Laurel Hill and Joyce Clark of DeFuniak Springs; brothers Willie (Janet) Nobles, Ray (Sonya) Nobles; grandchildren Rory Clark and Caitlin Clark.

The funeral service was held at 2:00 pm on July 31 at Guerry Funeral Home. Interment followed at Brandy Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.

James Crews, 77, aircraft technician

James Norris Crews, 77, of Sanderson went to be with the Lord on July 26, 2011 following an extended illness. He was born September 6, 1933, to Reverend Raiford and Mirtie Rhoden Crews of Sanderson.

Mr. Crews served his country honorably during the Korean War as a member of both the United States Army and Air Force. He later worked as an aircraft technician at Aero Corp. in Lake City until health no longer permitted.

Survivors include his loving and caring sisters Virginia Combs, Naomi Roberson, Mirtie (Leo) Hoover and Norma (Jerry) Milton. A graveside service was held at 11:00 am on July 29 at Taylor Church Cemetery. Giddens-Reed Funeral Home of Baldwin was in charge of arrangements.

Gavyn Ford, 27, dies in Illinois

Gavyn Allen Ford, 27, died Friday, July 22, 2011 at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

He was born July 29, 1983 to former Macclenny resident Bobby Lee Ford and Piper Dawn Allen Ford.

Survivors include his father and step-mother Bobby Lee Ford and Marta Ford; mother Piper Dawn Allen Harvey of Urbana, IL; children Gavyn Allen Ford II of Atlanta, GA, Teon Antonio Ford and Mariah Geneva Ford, both of Peoria; brothers Drake Alexander Ford and Antonio Malik Ford, both of Peoria and Piper JK Harvey of Urbana; sisters Mariama Isabel (Duane) Ford-Fisher of Peoria; grandparents Garrie “Pepper” Allen and Jacqueline Allen of Peoria, Elouise Ford of Macclenny; one great-grandmother and a host of other family members.

The funeral service was held July 30 at the Church of the Living God in Peoria.

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