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Funeral Oct. 27 for Mrs. Holden

Wilheminia Cook Holden of Baldwin died on October 20, 2012. She was a licensed cosmetologist who also worked for a time at Northeast Florida State Hospital.

Mrs. Holden accepted Christ at an early age and after moving to Baldwin joined the Camel Chapel AME Church where she was a pianist and secretary of the Missionary Society. Her hobbies included Word Search and crocheting.

She is survived by grandson Anthony Brown; sister Louisa Cook Gunter; ten great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; nieces nephews, cousins, goddaughter Zondra Mathis, special friend Laura Thomas.

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Adam Ross, 31, funeral on Friday

Adam James Ross, 31, of Jefferson, Louisiana died October 25, 2012 at his residence. He  was born in Parkersburg, WV on July 13, 1981 to Thomas Ross and Valerie Tilson Markos. Adam was raised in Middleburg and resided in Louisiana for the past six years. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and passionately followed them his entire life. Adam enjoyed building models, classic vintage cars and collecting vintage comic books. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Georgia Tilson and his paternal grandfather Honus Ross.

Mr. Ross is survived by his mother Valerie (Dennis) Markos of Lake Butler; his father Tom (Susan) Ross of Middleburg; his beloved wife Sarah Sommer Day of Jefferson; his first wife Abbegail Dabbelt; son Jonathan Ross; brothers Tommy (Melissa) Ross of Kentucky, Sean and Phillip Ross, both of Middleburg;  nephew Tyler Ross; maternal grandfather Charles Tilson of Macclenny; paternal grandmother Rose Ross of Rainelle, WV;  many cousins.

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Frances Skinner of Bryceville dies

Frances R. Skinner, 59, of Bryceville died on Thursday, October 25, 2012. She was born in Jacksonville and was a lifelong resident of North Florida. Mrs. Skinner was a member of First Baptist Church of Bryceville and Flo Blue International Collector’s Club.

Survivors include her husband Larry Skinner; son Samuel Skinner; daughters Marley (Darren) Harris and Wendy (DJ) Glover; grandchildren Colton and Ellisyn; parents John E. and Martha Simms; brother Robert Simms; other family and friends.

The funeral service was held at  11 am Monday, October 29 at her church with Pastor Terry Yerby officiating. Interment followed at Motes Cemetery, Bryceville. Giddens-Reed Funeral Home of Baldwin was in charge of arrangements.

Homecoming 2012

Homecoming fever took over central Macclenny late last week beginning with a parade down US 90 to Memorial Stadium where the Cat Growl pep rally took place immediately afterwards on October 18. Here are some of the images from the festivities, but more are available for viewing and ordering prints here.

All-American Twirling Academy performers.Bucs youth cheerleaders.

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