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Mildred Rhoden, 86, of Baxter dies

Mildred Rhoden, 86, of Baxter died Friday, May 11, 2012 at her residence following a long illness. She was born in Baker County and resided in the Baxter community all her life. She was the daughter of the late Odus and Ida Raulerson Gainey and the wife of the late Orbey Rhoden. She was a homemaker, a member of Cuyler Baptist Church and enjoyed string music, gospel music and going to church.

Mrs. Rhoden is survived by daughters Linda (J.N.) Canaday of Baxter, Nancy Mayo of Cuyler and Mary (J.C.) Newmans of Folkston, GA; sons Orbey Ray Rhoden of Folkston, Otis Dav­­id Rhoden of Baxter and Roy A. (Sandy) Rhoden of Cuyler; 21 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren.

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D.C. Rivers, 79, retiree from JSO

Dolphus C. “D.C.” Rivers Sr., 79, of Lake City died on Monday, May 14, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Lake City. He was born in Lake City and was a son to the late James and Erma Roberts Rivers. Mr. Rivers was a resident of Lake City for the past 12 years, having previously lived in Jacksonville. He was a graduate of Columbia High School, a veteran of the United States Army serving during Korea, a retired officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office after 25 years and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Mr. Rivers was a Baptist and enjoyed fishing. He was preceded in death by his wife  Gladys M. Rivers in 2002.

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Willie Roberson of Middleburg

Willie Claude Roberson, 91, of Middleburg a WWII veteran, died May 12, 2012.

He was born September 21, 1920 in Pierce County, Georgia to Ida Mae Kimbrell and Clester Claude Roberson, and predeceased by his parents, brother Julian Roberson and great-granddaughter Dana Speights Soloman. Mr. Roberson is survived by his wife of 72 years, Georgia Alice Roberts Roberson, brother Hazel Roberson, children Johnny (Delores) Roberson of Maxville, Glynn (Linda) Roberson of Middleburg, Shirley (Howell) Nettles of Glen St. Mary, Thomas (Teri) Roberson of Melrose, FL, nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

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Betty Yarbrough, 71, of Macclenny

Betty Jean Jones Yarbrough, 71, of Macclenny died May 12, 2012. She was born in Macclenny to the late Plummer Crews and Virgie Moore Crews on March 23, 1941. She was a lifelong resident of Macclenny and a member of Mt. Zion New Congregational Methodist Church. She loved to crochet, cook, bake, fish and spend time with her family. She attended church regularly and was an avid Gator, Atlanta Braves and NASCAR fan. She was predeceased by her husband of 32 years J.W. Jones;  son James “Doodle” Jones and  brothers Arthur Lee Crews and Neil Crews.

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