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Oscar Hobbs, 86, decorated veteran

Oscar Floyd Hobbs, 86, of Macclenny died January 31, 2012 at Frank Wells Nursing Home. He was born in Naylor, GA on April 20, 1925 to the late Walter Early and Flarzell Hobbs. He was a lifelong resident of Baker County and retired after many years from the Department of Transportation as a centerline crewman.

Mr. Hobbs served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II,  earning the Purple Heart medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign (EAMETO) Medal, the French Legion of Honor Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and spending time with his family. Oscar was preceded in death by daughter Kathy Robertson, brother Randolph Hobbs and half-sister Vester Cribbs.

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Francis Monroe, 88, dies Jan. 27

Frances Monroe, 88, died January 27, 2012 at Macclenny Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Monroe was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Old Town, FL, where she served as church secretary.

Survivors include children Rosebud Monroe and Oweida Manier, both of Macclenny; five grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren.

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Ronald Perry, 63, of Glen St. Mary

 Ronald Lee Perry, 63, of Glen St. Mary died January 26, 2012. He was born in Marion, Ohio to the late Stanley Perry and Ileene Cole on February 13, 1948. He was a resident of Baker County since 1998 after moving from Ohio.

Ronald honorably served in the US Army and was employed for more than 20 years as a truck driver. He enjoyed playing the guitar, singing, driving his truck and traveling. He was predeceased by his brother Michael Wayne Perry.

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Ray Raulerson, 65, of Cuyler, FL

Edward “Ray” Raulerson Sr., 65, of Cuyler died January 31, 2012 at Acosta – Rua Center for Caring in Jacksonville with family by his side. He was born in Jacksonville on January 9, 1947 to the late Noah and Ruby Connor Raulerson. Ray was a lifelong resident of Baker County where he attended Christian Fellowship Temple.

He retired after 30 years of dedicated service as a Mill Tech from Gerdeau AmeriSteel and he served his country proudly in the United States Army. Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing, being outdoors, working in his garage and helping others. He loved animals especially his dog, Rosco. Ray was preceded in death by his parents and older baby brother Marvin Raulerson.

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