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‘Red’ Maloy, 77, of Macclenny dies

James LaFayette “Red” Mal­­oy, 77, died at his home in Macclenny on May 25, 2011. He was born May 19, 1934 in Samson, Ala. James, affectionately known as “Pa” by the many children he helped raise, moved to Jacksonville as a young boy with his family. After leaving Landon High School in the early 1950’s he began a lengthy career as an industrial welder in bridge construction and steel fabrication, working for such companies as Duval Engineering and Florida Machine and Foundry in Jacksonville and Mobile Pulley Works in Alabama.

A hard working man his entire life, James enjoyed going to work long before sunrise and didn’t mind working until late at night. When he wasn’t working or spending time with family, he also enjoyed fishing on the banks of his beloved Santa Fe River near Branford, playing gin rummy for hours with his wife, hunting in North Florida and Alabama, and riding his bicycle collecting aluminum cans and other scrap metal to sell.

 

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Frances Crockett, 81, dies May 24

Frances Ware Crockett, 81, of Macclenny died May 24, 2011. She was born to Harry and Lottie Roberts Ware on May 7, 1930. She was preceded in death by step-father Ray Phillips. Mrs. Crockett was a devoted and loving wife and mother. She also loved all of her grandchildren.
 

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, W.J. “Billy” Crockett, Sr.; daughter Veatrice “Vicki” Crockett; sons W.J. Crockett, Jr. and Boynton (Alana) Crockett; sister Virginia Ware Carroll of Jacksonville; grandchildren Tammy (Willi­am) Hines, Carmie McInarnay, Billy Crockett III, Marci Crawford, Charles Highsmith; nine great-grandchildren; several niec­­es and nephews.

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Sara Hunt, 57, of Bryceville dies

Sarah Josephine Hunt, 57, of Bryceville died on Sunday, June 5, 2011 after a lengthy illness. She was born on November 15, 1953 in Callahan to Richard David Hunt Sr. and the former Sadie Joe Holton.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Hunt is survived by brothers R.D. (Jamie) Hunt, Lee (Debbie) Hunt and Darby Hunt; sister Lucretia Scooter (Bruce) Warren; nephews J.D. Hunt, Joshua Hunt and Nathan (Kim) Hunt; nieces Michelle (Issac) Roth, Devin (Jimmy) McNair, Lydia Hunt, Erica Warren and Try Hunt; a great-nephew and numerous extended family and friends.

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‘Bo’ Harris, 74, dies on May 21st

Edwin L. “Bo” Harris, 74, died peacefully at Community Hospice on May 21, 2011 after a two-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Bo was born in Moniac, Georgia and worked 40 years as a latherer. He was retired for the last 12 years and enjoyed spending time with his dog.

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