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Fall harkens back memories

Fall is in the air up here in Atlanta where I’ve spent the past week with Sara Beth. When I walk between the hospital and the apartment there is either a nip in the air or it is downright frigid.

She was discharged from the hospital portion of her stay and is now in the Pathways day program so we have been able to get out and about in our little corner of Atlanta.

That gives me a chance to appreciate the autumn Read More »

Tigers ‘roar’ at school board performance

Keller Intermediate School’s chorus group Tigers in Tune performed for Kate Perry’s single Roar from her fourth album Prism for the school board and family membes the evening of November 19. The students, fourth and fifth graders, were led by fourth grade teacher Emily Bajalia. Pictured above in front from left are Shailee Curbow, Haley Harris, Benjamin Smith, Gabrielle Coffin and Nikky Martin. Following the applause from the audience, the children were rewarded with drink bottles from Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson. See video and photo gallery of the performance below.


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Photo and video by Joel Addington

Ida Mae Drake

Funeral for Ida Mae Drake on Saturday
Ida Mae Drake of Baldwin died on November 3, 2013. She is survived by a devoted family that includes daughters Dorothy Drake, Lula Mae Ayers and Ollie Mae Atkins; brother George Shade; sister Lyla Cromeadie; 21 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.
The viewing for Mrs. Drake will be on Friday, November 15 at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Baldwin from 4-6:30 pm. The funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, November 16 at the church, and interment at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Macclenny.
Carthage Chapel Funeral Home of Jacksonville is in charge of arrangements.

Rosa Cribbs

Rosa Cribbs, 83, service in Fargo, GA

Rosa Bell Cribbs, 83, died on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Cribbs was born July 21, 1930 in Hamilton County, FL to the late Dennis Cribbs and Rosabell McClain Cribbs. She was an electrician, a good mother who loved her children, a hard worker and she lived life to the fullest.
She was preceded in death by husband Bob Knox; son Mike Knox; grandson Robert Allen Key Jr.; sisters Grace C. Tomlinson, Sara Mae Cribbs and Ruby Wilma C. Sills; brothers Houston Cribbs, Charles F. Cribbs, Price Cribbs, Dennis W. Cribbs and Emory Siam Cribbs.
Mrs. Cribbs is survived by daughter and fiancé Renee C. Knox and William Hubbard of Macclenny; sons and daughters-in-law Kenneth and Pattie Key of Macclenny and Robert Allen and Connie Key Sr. of Texas; sisters Nettie Alma Taylor of Fargo, GA and Janell C. Padgett of Palatka, GA; seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral service for Mrs. Cribbs was held Tuesday, November 12 at a 2 pm at the Fargo Church of God. Interment followed in Fargo Memorial Cemetery.

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