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Vern Hollingsworth, loved driving a truck

Daryl “Vern” Robert Hollingsworth, 58, of Macclenny died peacefully on January 4, 2013 at the Acosta-Rua Center for Caring with family by his side. He was born in Gadsden, Alabama on June 1, 1954 to the late Harold Franklin Hollingsworth and Verna Faye Phillips Hollingsworth. Daryl was raised in Jacksonville and was a resident of Macclenny since 1986. He was a member at Glen Church.

Mr. Hollingsworth was employed with the Department of Transportation for 19 years and  spent the past 12 years employed by Raven Transport. His passion was driving a truck and he did that for over 40 years. He was an avid fisherman,  a gardener and he loved attending church. He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, being goofy and giving to and helping others. Daryl loved life, loved having fun, and he loved his Toyota Tundra truck.

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Paul Crawmer, 83, dies in Ohio

Paul Edward Crawmer Sr., 83, of Newark, Ohio and formerly of Glen St. Mary, died at his home on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. He was born in Toboso, Ohio on September 19, 1929 to the late John William and Ollie (Nethers) Crawmer and graduated from Hanover High School. He was very proud to have been employed by Newark Hospital as its first ward boy. He later served in the U.S. Army during the Koran War. Mr. Crawmer was employed by Kaiser Aluminum in Heath, Ohio and Jacksonville, and retired in 1991.

He was a parishioner of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, coaching Little League sports and fishing.  He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and the Newark Druids.

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Robert Combs Sr., retired welder

Robert Allen Combs Sr., 70, a lifelong resident of Macclenny, died January 3, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville with family by his side. He was born in Baker County on August 13, 1942 to the late Alton Combs, Sr. and Gertie Mae Thomas Combs. Robert was a member of the Christian Fellowship Temple and he preached at Christian United Church of Macclenny for many years. He retired from the Department of Transportation in 1983 after 25 years of dedicated service as a welder.

Robert enjoyed studying the Bible, singing, playing the guitar, banjo and mandolin, listening to Bluegrass music, whittling with wood, welding and working on small engines. He also enjoyed hunting, watching wrestling and spending time with his grandchildren.

He was also known to worry about his children. Robert was preceded in death by his brother, Alton Combs, Jr. and his nephew, Mitchell Combs.

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