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John Knight Jr., of Glen St. Mary

John Harvey Knight Jr., 59, of Glen St. Mary died Sunday, November 27, 2011 following an extended illness.

He was an electrician and enjoyed fishing and camping; he was also an avid Florida Gator fan who loved spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father John Harvey Knight Sr.

Survivors include wife Barbara Knight of Glen St. Mary; mother Betty G. (David) Wood of Jacksonville; daughters Jessica A. Looby and Melissa A. Knight, both of Glen St. Mary; brother Glen M. (Linda) Kirk of St. Marys, GA; sisters Cynthia Cook of Jacksonville and Lynn (Claude) Robinson of Glen St. Mary; step-children Tracy (Roger) Hodges, Trista (Josh) Sweat and Thomas Akridge Jr., all of Macclenny; twelve grandchildren also survive.  

The funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 30, at 2 pm at Raiford Road Church with Pastor Eddie Griffis officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at Manntown Cemetery in Glen St. Mary. Forbes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Alexis Lloyd, 14, Baker County High School student

Alexis Alexandra Lloyd (Ally) died November 25, 2011 peacefully in the arms of her mother and surrounded by her family.

Ally was born February 19, 1997 in Jacksonville and raised there most of her life. She was a student at Baker County Middle School and liked by many teachers and friends. Ally touched the lives of many people with her smile, loving heart, outrageous sense of humor and beautiful brown eyes.

Survivors include mother Rachel Lloyd; brother Cody Lloyd; grandmother Mary Jones; half-brother Freddie Lloyd; half-sister Daisy Lloyd; aunt Chris Becker.

A memorial service to celebrate her life has not been set.

Otis McDaniel, 60, of Macclenny

Emery Ottis McDaniel Jr., 60, of Macclenny died November 24, 2011 at St. Vincents Medical Center.

Mr. McDaniel was a lifelong resident of Macclenny and son of the late Emery Ottis and Ruby Raulerson McDaniel. He was employed by the Glen St. Mary Supermarket for 25 years as a butcher and also worked for Winn-Dixie and Florida Wire and Cable. He graduated from the Baker County school system. Mr. McDaniel was a member of Taylor Church.

Survivors include daughters Trina Czarowitz of Raiford, Annastasia (Stacie) McDaniel of Starke; son Emery McDaniel III of Starke; sisters Shirley McDaniel of Glen St. Mary and Ester Stansel of Sanderson; brother Clarence McDaniel of Glen St. Mary; nine grandchildren.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, November 29 in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with the Rev. David Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at a later date.

Archie Crews, 76, of St. George

Archie Crews, 76, of St. George, GA died November 18, 2011 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center with family by his side.  He was born in Moniac, Georgia on October 13, 1935 to the late Ernest Crews and Mertie Johns Crews. Archie was a lifelong resident of Baker County and St. George.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, socializing, music, and spending time with his family and friends.  Archie was preceded in death by his brother Paul P. Crews and Ernest “Puddy” Crews Jr.; and his sister Roxie Baty. 

Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years Thelma Yarbrough Crews of St. George;  children Mark (Vonda) Crews of Glen St. Mary, Tammy (Keith) Crews of St. George, April (Martin) Goethe of Macclenny and Archie E. (Gloria) Crews of Macclenny; brothers Jimmy (Debbie) Crews and Aaron “Buddy” (Judy) Crews;  sisters Ophelia Nipper, Geneva Rewis, Arrie “Sissy” Carter, Carolyn Velleca; grandchildren Kamerin, Trey, Shayla, Ashton, Allison, Haley, and Caitlyn; great-grandson Kelton.

The funeral service was held on Tuesday November 22 at 3:00 pm at Woodlawn Cemetery  with Pastor Earl Green officiating.  V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

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