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Thomas Johnson, 77, a JSO retiree

Thomas Warren “Tom” John­­­­son, 77, of Macclenny died Wednesday, October 26, in Sevierville, Tennessee. He was born in Jacksonville and resided in Macclenny since 1994.

He was a detective with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for 35 years and retired in 1990 as a lieutenant. He was a member of Taylor Church and was a caring friend to everyone. He never met a stranger.

Survivors include wife Faye Reynolds Johnson of Macclenny; daughters Ruth (Stan) Plumb of Hagerstown, MD., Debbie (Karl) Hidalgo of Orange Park, Julie (Howard) Mc­­­­­Lendon and Pam (Bobby) Carswell, both of Jacksonville; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.

The funeral service was held October 30, at his church with Rev. Mark Woods officiating, assisted by Rev. Jim Cox. Interment followed at  Taylor Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

James Duval, 71, of Glen St. Mary, dies

James W. “Jim” Duval, 71, of Glen St. Mary died Monday, October 31, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville following a long illness. He was born in Baldwin and moved to Glen St. Mary in 1972. He owned and operated Jim’s Truck & Diesel & Wrecker Service in Macclenny for over 20 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary and enjoyed hunting, fishing and being with his family. He was preceded in death by wife Martha L. Duval and by parents Phil and Mary E. Allen Duval.

Survivors include sons Marcus (Dora) Duval of Ft. Bliss, Texas and Phil (Jeana) Duval of Macclenny; sisters Faye Thornhill and Christine Jackson, both of Sanderson; brother Phil Allen (Linda) Duval of Tallahassee; grandchildren Stephanie (Jeff) Huddleson, Jessica Duval and Klate Duval: great-granddaughters Isabel and Kinsley; niece and caregiver Karen Finley of Glen St. Mary.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 am Thursday, November 3, at his church with Pastor Randy Williams officiating, and a eulogy from Mr. Dan Kerr. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9 pm Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Guerry Funeral Home, Macclenny.

Wilford Crews, 46, dies October 23

Wilford Lamar Crews, 46, of Macclenny died Sunday October 23 at his home following a long illness.

He had resided in Macclenny all of his life. He was a newspaper delivery man with the Florida Times Union at the time of his death. He also was self-employed as a roofer and an auto mechanic for many years. Mr. Crews attended Raiford Road Church, was an avid Gator fan and enjoyed fishing. He was preceded in death by parents Jefferson Thomas Crews and Frances Wilkerson Crews.

Survivors include soulmate Mary Thomas; daughter Julie Thomas, granddaughter Kirsten Thomas; brother David Gatlin; sisters Marilyn (Kenneth) Turk, all of Macclenny and Debra Gainey of Glen St. Mary; numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation for family and friends was held from 6-9 pm Wednesday, October 26 at Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny. Final disposition was by cremation.

Jimmy Ellis, 66, retired ironworker

Jimmy Leon Ellis, 66, of Macclenny died October 23, 2011.

He was born in Clearwater to the late Calvin Ellis and Maxine Hodges Manning on July 15, 1945. He was a life long resident of Baker County and a member of the Ironworkers Local Union 597. Jimmy retired from T & G Steel after working for 28 years. He loved to fish, play guitar,and watch football and races. He was predeceased by Sylvester and Maxine Manning, Calvin Ellis, Jamie Ellis, Jimmy L. Cotterman, Seirra Roberson , Joseph “Bud” Harvey, Hilda Manning, Michael Tetstone and Dawn Ellis.

Survivors include children Teresa Ellis (Michael Stanford), Lisa (Anthony) Hutchinson, Jimmy Ellis Jr. Tina Brown and Susan Brown; brothers Johnny (Bernice) Manning, James Manning, Wyman Manning and Darryl Wayne Manning; sisters Janice (Billy) Sanford, Jeannie (Calvin) Edwards and Janet (Tommy) Lauramore, Evelyn Bennett Ellis; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was held Tuesday October 25 at 2 pm at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services with Pastor Tommy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Macedonia Cemetery in Macclenny.

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