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John Harris, 67, dies November 1

John William Harris, 67, of Green Cove Springs died on Thursday, November 1, 2012. Born in Jacksonville, he was the son of the late Leo and Elizabeth Caldwell Harris. He worked in the pulpwood industry and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and music. He also loved spending time with his family and friends.

Mr. Harris is survived by daughter Donna Harris of St. George, GA; girlfriend Elizabeth Plummer of Green Cove Springs; brothers Wendell Harris of Jacksonville, Alvin (Vickie) Harris of Maxville, and Larry Harris of Clay Hill; sisters Loretta (Stanley) Bennett of Cuyler and Faye Harris of Maxville; grandsons William Lee Rosenbaum and Matthew Dylan Rosenbaum;  numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Christine Harris.

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Elizabeth Holmes, 42, of Glen dies

Elizabeth Marlene Holmes, 42, of Glen St. Mary died on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. She was born in Jacksonville to the late Jack S. Hinson Sr. and Madeline Virginia Croft Hinson and lived in Baker County all of her life. Marlene was a Baptist  and loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed camping on the Suwannee River and cheering for her favorite NASCAR driver Tony Stewart.

Survivors include her husband James E. Holmes of Glen; son Joshua Preston Smith of Jacksonville; daughters Jennifer Alice Smith of Macclenny and Amber Marie Smith of Orange Park; brothers Jack Hinson Jr. of Moniac, GA, William Hinson of Lake Butler and John Hinson of Cuyler; sister Sharon Elaine Parrish of Macclenny; grandchildren Kaddy Smith and Emily Smith, both of Macclenny, and Brookelynn Rosalea Smith of Jacksonville, along with a fourth grandchild due this year.

The funeral service was held on  Monday, November 5 at 7 pm in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny.

Sviller Hurst, 89, of St. George, GA

Sviller Allene Bowen Hurst, 89, of St. George, GA died on Friday, October 26, 2012. She was born March 4, 1923 in Arabi, GA, the daughter of the late  Marion Jasper Bowen and Scvilla Ellen Abernathy Bowen. She married John Henry Hurst on August 14, 1954 in Atlanta. She retired from Kraft Foods and was a Baptist. She loved Jesus, children and was a Granny to all. She enjoyed flower arranging and was an avid cake baker and decorator.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, son Ronald T. Norris, and several siblings.

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Gravesite rites for Infant Jackson

Infant Nathan Neil Crews-Jackson of Glen St. Mary died  on Saturday November 3, 2012 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. He was predeceased by maternal great-grandfather Neil Crews and paternal great-grandfather William Jefferson Morgan.

His parents are Dalton Boyd Jackson and Whitley Elizabeth Crews; maternal grandparents Jimmie and Shelly Crews of Macclenny; paternal grandparents James Craig and Nancy Lee Jackson of Glen St. Mary; maternal great-grandmother Sissie Crews of Macclenny; maternal great-grandparents Marsha and Donald Keene; parental great grandparents, Sylvia Polk, James Larry Jackson, Judy (Keith) Parker; maternal great-great grandmothers, Mavis Sigers and Jeanette Wilkerson; paternal great-great-grandmother Eloise Davis Morgan; paternal great- great-great grandfather James Lloyd Jackson.

A graveside service was conducted on Wednesday November 7 at 2 pm in Oak Grove Cemetery with Pastor Gary Crummey officiating. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

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