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Jessie Lee, 88, of Jacksonville

Jessie Mae Dortch Lee, 88, of Jacksonville died Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital in Macclenny. She was born in Lake City to the late John and Elsie Tyre Dortch. She was a member of the Manntown Congregational Holiness Church of Glen St. Mary. During her 65-year married life she was a faithful partner to her husband in his ministry. She served the Lord from an early childhood and prior to her marriage, she accompanied her minister-father to the various churches he served. Attending church functions and services was her life.

Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her husband Willard Lee, her parents, brothers Leonard, Bill, Johnny, and Jerry Dortch and sister Jewell Dortch Thompson.

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Eddie Canady Jr., 85, of Macclenny

Eddie B. “E.B.” Canady Jr., 85, of Macclenny died Wednesday, January 18, 2012. He was a native of Jacksonville and  retired to Macclenny in 1997. He worked for the US Postal Service and was a deputy under three different sheriff’s of Duval County. He retired as a real estate investor and was owner of Ace-Dixie Amusement Company in Jacksonville.

Mr. Canady was a Baptist, a member of the Baker County Historical Society, a Navy Veteran of WWII and a life member of VFW Post #1689, Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by his parents Eddie B. and Lila Bennett Canady Sr. and sisters Edith Maddox and Ethel Helsabeck.

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Patricia Wilkins, 55, of Baldwin dies

Patricia Ann Wilkins, 55, of Baldwin died on January 18, 2012.

She is survived by her loving and devoted children Sharon Cobb, Victoria (Aaron) Mincey, Dana Wilkins, Marie Wilkins, Annie (Patrick) Wilkins-Taylor, Patricia (Joe) Wilkins-Warren and Dan Wilkins Jr.; two god-daughters, 27 grandchildren; sisters Geraldine Smith, Aurora Bryant and Christen Jones; numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends including Colestine Green.

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Ethel Thompson, 93, of Macclenny

Ethel May Thompson, 93, of Macclenny died January 10, 2012. She was born in Carline County, Virginia to the late James Franklin Howard and Sadie Scott Thompson Howard on September 23, 1918. Ethel was a very thoughtful person that loved her family, her church and her friends. She was predeceased by husband Stanley Ray Thompson and siblings Fred Howard, Lloyd Howard, Aubrey Pierman Howard, Estelle Howard Little, Pearl Howard Lawson and Grace Howard Denton.

Survivors include daughter Sharon (James) “Bud” Staggs of Macclenny; grandchildren: Cheryl (Patrick) Harris, Richard Staggs, Jeff Staggs, Chris (Suzie) Staggs and Kristin Staggs; great-grandchildren Heather (Matthew Crews) and Jonathan Harris, Lance Rayburn, Peyton, Wesley and Briar Staggs.

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