Canara Jones, 88, native of Alachua, passed peacefully away Friday, June 17, 2016 in her sleep at her residence after a long illness. She was a member of Forest Grove Baptist Church and a graduate of High Springs High School class of 1945. She was married to Casey Jones.

Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Casey Jones, Alachua; daughter Andrea Jones, Alachua; son: “Bo” (Shelley) Jones, Waycross, Georgia; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday June 21 at Forest Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Dennis Tabor, Rev. John Parker and Rev. Steve Matchett officiating. Burial was at Forest Grove Cemetery under the direction of Evans-Carter Funeral Home of High Springs.

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Shirley Mae Martin, age 85, went home to be with the Lord on May 21, 2016.

Shirley was born July 24, 1930 in Washington D.C.

She moved to Miami, Florida, as a child and that is where she met her husband, William (Bill) Martin.

Bill and Shirley were married for 60 years and they had six children.

She and her husband and family moved to Alachua, Florida in 1957 and lived in Gainesville, Florida since 1971.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Martin. She is survived by her six children, Terry Shelley, Linda Walker (Fred), Cindy Cox (Steve), Peggy Rogers (Richard), Billy Martin(Angie), and Jimmy Martin; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Our Mom lived her life for her husband and children.

Her greatest legacy was her unconditional love for her family and raising six loving and caring Christian children.

Memorial services will be held Friday, June 10 at 6 p.m. at Forest Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Elwood Baker officiating. Arrangements are in the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 352-378-2528.

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Morris Edward Anderson, 74 a lifelong resident of Fort White, Florida, passed on Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Viewing for Mr. Anderson will be held Friday, June 3, 2016, 6 – 8 p.m. at A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home 1560 NW 1st Avenue, High Spring, Florida. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 712 SW Bethlehem Avenue, Fort White, Pastor Clarence DeSue, eulogist.

A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home

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Virginia Fowler Barr, age 73, went home to be with the Lord May 6, 2016 in Ocala, Floirda. Virginia was born October 25, 1942 in High Springs, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.C. and Vera Thomas Fowler; brothers, Thomas Fowler and James Fowler.

Survivors Include her husband of 44 years, John Barr of Silver Springs; son, Kevin Bryan and wife Jennie of Wheat Ridge, Colorado; grandchildren, Alaina and Samantha Bryan; stepchildren, John Barr, Robert Barr and Tammy Barr Edwards; grandsons, Kenny, Logan, and Troy Edwards; brother, Charles Fowler and sister, Florence Fowler Lamb.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 4 at High Springs Church of Christ. She will be laid to rest at Forest Grove Cemetery in Alachua, Florida.

Arrangements by Evans-Carter Funeral Home, High Springs, FL, 386-454-2444.

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George Michael Babula, Sr., 72, of Williston, Florida, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Mr. Babula was born in Miami, Florida on March 9, 1944 and served his country in the United States Army. He was a Lieutenant with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office at the Alachua County Jail. Mr. Babula loved animals, and over the years rescued as many as he was able. He enjoyed fishing, collecting tools and toy cars. He was Catholic.

He is survived by his wife, Carmel Faith Babula of Williston; son, George Michael Babula, Jr. of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; daughter, Paula (Edward) Davis of Cape Coral, Florida; step-daughter, Elizabeth Warren of Melrose, Florida; sister, Betty Betts of Ocean, New Jersey; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel, 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland, Florida on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 2 p m.

Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Chiefland Chapel, 352-493-0050.

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