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Cheryl Vance, 64, of Macclenny

Cheryl Eileen Vance, 64, of Macclenny died Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Acosta-Rua Center for Caring in Jacksonville. She was born in Jacksonville and resided in Macclenny for the past eleven years. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville and of the Hidden Hills Country Club, where she enjoyed playing tennis.

Survivors include husband James “Jim” Vance Sr. of Macclenny; daughters Jennifer (Chris) Courson of Macclenny and Leslie (Rob) Dykes of Ponte Vedra Beach; sister Kelly (Chuck) Satterwhite of Starke; brother Phil (Judy) Crews of Ft. Meyers; seven grand children and one great-grandchild.

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Clarence Williams, 82, of Macclenny

Clarence R. Williams Sr., 82, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012. He was born on February 1, 1930, in Macclenny to the late Arthur and Edna Marie Williams. He was educated in Baker County and retired from Owen Steel in Whitehouse. He loved the outdoors especially gardening, fishing and crabbing. He was a gentle, humble, kind, patient, generous person and a wonderful husband and father.

Survivors include wife of 60 years Rosa Lee Williams; children Rosa Annette Williams, Joyce Williams, Eunice (Gerald) Williams, Linda (Stafford) Hampton, Bishop Clarence (Wanda) Williams Jr., Verna (LuAnne) Williams and Videll (Marva) Williams; siblings Bobbie Lee Paige, Doris Jean Cooley, Lois Williams and Curtis Williams Sr.; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Church wedding rental fees steep

Dear Editor:

My son is getting married in November and we’re trying to find a place here in Baker County to have the ceremony. He called a few churches, but they want $800 to $1500 to rent the church, not counting the reception.

This upsets me. My father started a church in Baker County 40 years ago, and has helped a lot of churches in this area. He, Bro. Leslie Thomas, and many other preachers worked together and did a lot of good in this community, and I never knew of them charging for someone to have a wedding in their church.

The Christian Fellowship Temple wants $800, First Baptist Church of Glen (where I was married 27 years ago without charge and where my husband Tommy helped build the church) wants $1500.

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Former Wildcat signs with Cardinals

Former Wildcat baseball standout Adam Lewis is well on his way to being a star in the major leagues.

He signed with the St. Louis Cardinal organization from Mars Hill College and was one of just a handful of rookies to be invited to train with the Cardinals at their spring training venue in Jupiter, Florida.

Lewis, an outstanding catcher at Mars Hill, impressed the Cardinal staff during his time in Jupiter to the extent that he was asked to attend a special mini-camp and signed a contract on February 26.

He is the son of Anna and Woody Lewis and batted .342 for the Lions.

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