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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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Freddie Reynolds, 69, of Moniac, GA

Freddie Morris Reynolds Sr., 69, of Moniac, GA died Sunday, January 22 at Shands Jacksonville Hospital following an extended illness. He was a lifelong resident of Moniac and worked in the construction and home remodeling business. He was a former chicken farmer and self-employed truck driver.

Mr. Reynolds was a member of Moniac Baptist Church, loved fishing and working in his yard and building items for family and friends. He was preceded in death by parents Willie Alvin and Ludean Chism Reynolds.

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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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