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Pauline Barton, 84, of Macclenny

Pauline Register Barton, 84, died April 19, 2012. She was a member of the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church and worked at Anchor Glass Company in Jacksonville for many years. She loved gardening, flow­­ers and cooking. Pauline was predeceased by her husband Lawrence Barton, parents Bart and Daisy Register, sisters Sadie Mae (James) Barton, Alma Lee (E.W.) Barton and brother Hamp Register.

Survivors include children Dwight Barton and Sylvia Sapp, both of Macclenny: brother Tommy (Imogene) Register of Jacksonville; sisters-in-law Shirley Barton Sharman of Macclenny and Lettie Register of Sanderson; grandchildren Shannon (Brandy) Mobley of Sanderson and Nanette Barton of Macclenny; great-grandchildren Mallory, Zane and Whitley Mobley of Sanderson, Teanna, Tinsleigh, Taragan and Tana Brooke Barton of Macclenny; numerous nephews and nieces. Pauline will always hold a special place in the hearts of many loyal friends and family members; Phyllis and Jennifer Lewis, Paula T. Barton, Tonya Barton Clifton, June Barton, Jim Neff, and Hazel Solomon.

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Ellis Franks, US Navy veteran

Ellis Marvin Franks, 84, of Macclenny died April 22, 2012. He was born in Monroe, Wisconsin to the late Maynard Franks and Ida Greeno on July 22, 1927. He was a resident of Baker County since 1996 after moving from Reform, AL. Ellis honorably served for 21 years in the US Navy during WWII, the Korean and Vietnam wars as an aircraft mechanic. After retiring as a chief in 1965 from the military, he worked at Cape Canaveral Space Center for 20 years. He was predeceased by his wife Bonnie Mae Franks, sister Mavis Kroll and brothers Mike and Royce Franks.

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Marsha Lynch, of Lake City

Marsha Johnson Lynch, 89, of Lake City died April 19, 2012 at the Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Care Center in Lake City following a lengthy illness. She was born on January 25, 1923 in Macclenny to the late Joseph M. and Pearl Rowe Johnson. She was raised in Baker County, lived most of her life in Florida and previously lived in Virginia before moving to Lake City 38 years ago. Ms Lynch was a member of the First Advent Christian Church of Lake City.

Survivors include sister Mary Johnson (Bob) Wasdin of Middleburg, sisters-in-laws Freddie Johnson of Lake City and Betty Johnson of Jacksonville; many nieces and nephews who she loved very much, and her beloved cats Prissy and Corky.

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James Mathews Sr. dies April 18

James Daniel Mathews Sr., 62, died April 18, 2012. He was born June 19, 1949, served in the Air Force and was a Vietnam veteran. He was a member of the VFW and Amercian Legion in Middleburg and Loyal Order of the Moose in Macclenny.

Survivors include children Kathy (Donny) Swafford, James Jr. (Missy), Amanda and Allen; sisters Peggy (Tim) Driggers, Dianne Walker, Kathy (Mike) Everetts and Martha Mathews; brothers Charles (Wannell), Buddy and Andy (Gisella); eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; aunts Ethel Pat­­terson and Margie Joyner; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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