Castile Williams, 91, of Margaretta died at her residence on November 28, 2012. She was the widow of Deacon Luther Farmer and, later, of Elder Lucious Williams, and was also preceded in death by Samuel Farmer, Lucille Young and Clinton Farmer.
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Alvin Edward Duren, 82, of Orange Park died on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. He was born in Okahumpka, FL and lived in Orange Park for 51 years. He was the son of the late Willie W. and Olla Rebecca Duren, and was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.
Mr. Duren worked at Merita Bread Company for 37 years and retired in 1985. He was preceded in death by son Lavon Duren. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Ellen Duren; children Barney and Vickie Duren and Tracey McGlamery; nine grandchildren; brother Charles Duren; sister Betty Williams.
Deborah J. Arnold, 54, of Glen St. Mary died on Sunday, November 25, 2012. Ms. Arnold enjoyed fishing, puzzle books, her dogs, and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by her mother Lovenna Neal of Milton, FL; son Sean (Karina) Neal of Milton and daughter Tessa (Jerry) Gardner of Jacksonville; brother Dale (Debbie) Metz of Baltimore, MD; sisters Gale (Clyde) Bernard of Friendsville, MD, Marla Johnson of Newport News, VA, Misty (Harry) Phillips of Milton and Regina (Bobby) Iman of Baltimore; three grandchildren.
Ms. Arnold’s family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.
A Macclenny man facing a DUI in Jacksonville stemming from an incident in August during which he ran over and killed another man was re-arrested for the same offense in Baker County early on November 25.
Brian Patterson, 32, refused to submit to a breathalyzer test at county jail after he was arrested in downtown Macclenny, and he earlier failed routine field sobriety testing, said Deputy Daryl Mobley.
The officer said he observed Mr. Patterson’s speeding 1996 Chevrolet pickup abruptly stop at the intersection of US 90 and Lowder St. about 2:45 am. Deputy Mobley said he initiated a traffic stop after observing the pickup twice veer into the shoulder lane as it traveled east on US 90.
Two beers, one of them unopened, were inside the vehicle.