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J.C. Walker, 88, of Branford, FL

J.C. Walker, 88, of Branford, FL died January 28, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Suwannee County and spent his entire life in Branford. Mr. Walker was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving his country honorably during World War II.  J.C. was a member of the American Legion, Post 59 where he served as post commander for 44 years.

Mr. Walker was the owner of Walker’s Cold Storage and Meat Processing in Branford and later worked as an Inspector for the Florida Department of Agriculture. He enjoyed serving on the board of directors for Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative for 37 years.  J. C. was very active in his church, serving as the church treasurer.

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William Young, 84, of Macclenny

William Singleton Young, 84, of Macclenny died Thursday, January 26 at his residence. He was a native of Baldwin and resided in Portland, Oregon before moving to Macclenny 30 years ago. He was a clerk with Seaboard-Coastline Railroad in Baldwin and then retired with Burlington-Northern Railroad in Portland.

Mr. Young was a member of Middleburg Baptist Church and the Transportation Communications International Union. He was preceded in death by his parents Benjamin S. and Ethel Oliver Young, wife Melba Dee Young and son William Young.

Survivors include sisters Mary L. Echternkamp of Macclenny and Helen Elaine Wilson of Jamestown, VA; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

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