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    1. [GAAPPLIN]new list home - GA-APPLING
    2. Timothy Stowell
    3. A new home for the Appling county list has been set up. Later today, I'll send out personal invitations to the subscribers of this list. It should be a link you can click that will let you 'accept' the invitation to join the new group. You may need to check your spam folder as I can't say when such will be delivered. Of course, folks may still post to this list through 3/1. Tim Stowell list admin

    01/22/2020 10:58:10
    1. [GAAPPLIN]status of the Appling county list 2020
    2. Timothy Stowell
    3. As of today, the Appling county list has 48 subscribers. With the ending of this list on 3/2, a new list home has been created. At some point today, I'll be sending out invitations to join the new GA-APPLING group. It should be a link you can click that will let you 'accept' the invitation to join the new group. You may need to check your spam folder as I can't say when such will be delivered. Of course, folks may still post to this list through 3/1. However, I want to pass along a little bit of who I am and why my interest in this list and others. I am a native of Coweta county, the third generation of my family there. Over the years I've lived in three other counties in the state - Morgan, Newton, Gwinnett but have traveled to or through most of our state's counties In 1996, I ran across a childhood playmate, who introduced me to USGenWeb, a project I've been with since. I've held many roles in that organization and currently host websites in Tennessee, New York, Minnesota, Louisiana and Alaska for USGenWeb. I host sites in North Dakota, Wisconsin, Georgia for AHGP (American History and Genealogy Project) and/or ALHN (American Local History Network) approximately 50 websites. Seeing the continuing value of having mailing lists, I'm currently working with approximately 130 mailing lists based on either location or particular surnames - most of which are somewhere in my tree. Tim Stowell Chattanooga

    01/22/2020 07:53:43
    1. [GAAPPLIN]Adoption
    2. Susan Penn Groover
    3. Good news! Tim Stowell will be adopting this list and moving it to a new home. I am adding Tim as list admin and will remain in background. When list is setup, Tim will contact list with instructions on when, where, etc. Thanks, Tim. Susan -- --- Genealogy: Where you confuse the dead and irritate the living.

    01/16/2020 05:06:25
    1. [GAAPPLIN]Re: GAAPPLIN Digest, Vol 12, Issue 6
    2. Susieqk
    3. Lines I am researching: Alford, Anderson, Ashley, Austin, Batcheler, Blackston?, Bowen, Carelock/Carlock/Gerlach, Daniel/Daniell, Davis, Deen/Dean/Deans, Douglas, Ellis, Frier/Friar/Fryer, Hamilton, Mullis, Murphy, Roundtree/Rountree, Smith, Threatt, Ward, Young —Susan Deane Kurowski, VA > On Jan 15, 2020, at 4:28 AM, gaapplin-request@rootsweb.com wrote: > > Send GAAPPLIN mailing list submissions to gaapplin@rootsweb.com > > To subscribe via email send a message with subject subscribe and body > subscribe to gaapplin-request@rootsweb.com > > To unsubscribe via email send a message with subject unsubscribe and > body unsubscribe to gaapplin-request@rootsweb.com > > You can reach the person managing the list at > gaapplin-owner@rootsweb.com > > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific > than "Re: Contents of GAAPPLIN digest..." > > *** Appling County Georgia [GAAPPLIN] DIGEST NOTE *** > > + Remember to change the subject of your reply so that it coincides with the message subject to which you are replying. EXAMPLE in the subject line Walter Glenn GROOVER b. GA 1896 - d.1976 GA will help get the attention of other researchers. > > + When replying to digest message, please remember to **snip** information that does not relate to subject of your post. Quote only the specific portion or message to which you are replying, removing the rest of the digest from your reply. > > + Digest Options are Plain and MIME. The default delivery is Plain. If you prefer your digest in MIME, please contact gaapplin-admin@rootsweb.com. > > + Visit and search the Appling County Georgia Message Boards at: https://www.ancestry.com/boards/localities.northam.usa.states.georgia.counties.appling/mb.ashx The only way to respond to these posts is via the link. > > Today's Topics: > > 1. Re: GAAPPLIN Digest, Vol 12, Issue 5 (sherryharrell@aol.com) > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 18:57:48 +0000 (UTC) > From: sherryharrell@aol.com > Subject: [GAAPPLIN]Re: GAAPPLIN Digest, Vol 12, Issue 5 > To: gaapplin@rootsweb.com > Message-ID: <94327307.13371165.1579028268326@mail.yahoo.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 > > > Surnames that I'm researching include: Waters, Tanner, Taylor, Waldron, Howard, Harrison, Tuten, Gooding, Wood, Connelly, Fales, Kirkland, Carver, Cribb, Sears, Ricketson, Lanier, Harrell, Douglass, Brooker, Cason, Brooker, Highsmith, Jewell, Lankford, Hall, Walker and probably some that I'm forgetting. > Sherry Harrell in Callahan, FL > > ------------------------------ > > Subject: Digest Footer > > To contact the GAAPPLIN list administrator, send an email to: gaapplin-admin@rootsweb.com > > To post a message to the Appling County Georgia mailing list -- send an email to: gaapplin@rootsweb.com > > ************************************************ > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to gaapplin-request@rootsweb.com with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body of the > email with no additional text. > > ------------------------------ > > End of GAAPPLIN Digest, Vol 12, Issue 6 > ***************************************

    01/15/2020 10:50:19
    1. [GAAPPLIN]Re: GAAPPLIN Digest, Vol 12, Issue 5
    2. Surnames that I'm researching include:  Waters, Tanner, Taylor, Waldron, Howard, Harrison, Tuten, Gooding, Wood, Connelly, Fales, Kirkland, Carver, Cribb, Sears, Ricketson, Lanier, Harrell, Douglass, Brooker, Cason, Brooker, Highsmith, Jewell, Lankford, Hall, Walker and probably some that I'm forgetting. Sherry Harrell in Callahan, FL

    01/14/2020 11:57:48
    1. [GAAPPLIN]Leave a Farewell Message
    2. Susan Penn Groover
    3. /_*Leave a Farewell Message*_/ This post was by Judith to MODAVIES: suggestion: People may want to post a "farewell" message on the mailing list before it goes to archive, and in this message include an email you plan to keep for the foreseeable future. A separate email could be set up expressly for this purpose if it is more convenient/secure. (You'll want web-based, not provider-based.) That way, if someone peruses the archive & finds a possible connection, they would have a way to get in touch with you privately. I have been on a couple of lists that went archival at some point, and I really wish I had done that, as our old email was provider-based and - once that provider went defunct, people looking through the defunct mailing list had no way to contact me (nor I them) It's easier to track people down these days, but I'd still suggest this. I think this to be an excellent idea, wish I thought it. I would like to expand to suggest that a post to include Your name, best address to reach you (one that might be dedicated to your genealogy research), a list surname(s) of interest, a list to places of interest (country, region, state, county), subject of interest, snail mail address (at your own risk), telephone number (again at your own risk), web address if you have a website, where you “moved.” Please keep in mind these to be suggestions and you should only provide what you would be comfortable for “ibots” to find. Might not want to wait to last minute. This would give system to process information and have it posted. With this in mind, please do not be concerned when you see my post to the nearly 300 (took inventory; final count was 298 – just sharing) mailing lists I admin. I will be leaving my time capsule to the list(s) in the coming days. But I will be here til Roots Web turn off the lights and lock the door. Let me take a few lines to acknowledge all the “thank-you” I have received. I started with a few surnames and expanded to counties more recently. But you are all “welcomed.” I try serve with the volunteer spirit and a happy heart. Please overlook my frustration that may boil to the top in the coming days. Susan

    01/13/2020 12:31:37
    1. [GAAPPLIN]Ramblings from the Backseat
    2. Susan Penn Groover
    3. /_*Ramblings from the Backseat*_/ Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails. I have already announced that as of March 2^nd , when Roots Web ceases to function as a mailing list that I will be hanging up my administrator's hat. These are my observations and suggestions going forward. First and foremost, someone needs to step-up to be new administrator, chairman, leader, whatever title you like. Next a decision should be made whether to remain a mailing list or a bulletin board. Of course, what is to say both could be established. I personally have not read, but Dick Eastman has endorsed Group.io as a venue for mailing list. From what little time I have had, I would lean toward Group.io to maintain mailing list format. I have no experience with bulletin boards therefore I have no input. I am hearing Facebook, but I have issues with privacy and whether someone would make the site secure enough. I am sure there are other venues for bulletin board format. Can not stop someone setting up FB account, just do not bother to invite me. Also, Ancestry has an established bulletin board area, it is functioning. Due to the activity on most state lists, my next suggestion would be that county mailing lists consolidate to form one state list. When activity is established divide into regions. Too much activity then establish a county list (start at the top and drill down). Under the blanket of a state list posting could use subject line to keep the identity of the county ie; SUBJECT: [AL-SUMTER] Looking for … Surname lists are a horse of a different color. Suggestion here would be to make use of subject line. Kinda like reading a newspaper, the subject line is like a headline of a newspaper. Personally I pay attention to an informative subject line. A worry in the back of my mind is with the “mass exodus” from Roots Web to other venue on whether that venue can handle the new activity or whether “we” will cause that venue to crash and burn. Here's hoping that is a needless concern. Once the list is established … there needs to be centralized place where a directory or a place of registration that searching community would go to find the list. Since I am US based, USGenWeb comes to mind. This maybe more difficult step. USGenWeb sites are individually maintained. Hearing rumblings that this may be solved in the near future. Last concern (for the moment) would be “being nice and playing well with others.” Personally, have not experienced this problem. Frustration, maybe. Especially when Roots Web fell apart and returned “fixed” with continuing problems. For example, I still have to push through a post from someone using AOL. AOL users … this is why your post takes a little longer to be seen. Sorry, I do my best with the tools I have to work with. Patience is probably going to be the keyword in days to come. Patience with the leaders that will step forward. They are going to be putting a lot on their plates and will need support in establishing a new venue and getting it working, establishing their rules, etc. Congratulation to those lists that have found a “new home.” From what I see you are in good hands! Will try to make this last posting to those newly adopted lists. (Posting to all lists today.) At this point in time, Family Trees, Message Boards, Web Sites, & Wiki at Roots Web are not effected to my knowledge. Of course, Message Boards are already part of Ancestry. So open conversation. Work on finding a volunteer to lead the list forward. I'm gonna stop rambling for the moment. I'm here till they turn off the lights and lock the door. Susan

    01/12/2020 01:16:43
    1. [GAAPPLIN]Unsubscribing from Mailing List(s)
    2. Susan Penn Groover
    3. /_*Unsubscribing from Mailing List(s)*_/ With the upcoming changes to Roots Web, some have decided to “leave early.” Which I personally understand. Since I am busy, I would like to ask for your help. Should you make the decision to close your membership to list please do the following: Insert or substitute listname before dash. To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to listname-request@rootsweb.com <mailto:wvlogan-request@rootsweb.com> with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body of the email with no additional text. OR A link is provided at the bottom of individual and digests. Help in this area will be completely appreciated and will be considered an act of kindness.

    01/11/2020 09:51:47
    1. [GAAPPLIN]Genealogy of Roots Web
    2. Susan Penn Groover
    3. /_*Genealogy of Roots Web*_/ Since most of us are genealogists or family historians, I write this to answer the primary questions I am receiving in “genealogy speak.” Mailing lists were scattered about the Internet prior to the conception of Roots Web (ie: AOL, Prodigy, Compuserve, and others) BIRTH: Sometime in 1996, Karen & Brian Leverich, conceived what it is now known as Roots Web. Roots Web grew to host uncountable mailing list of many subjects, surnames, places, etc. These mailing lists were free to its users/subscribers. MARRIAGE: June 2000. Roots Web was married (purchased by) Ancestry, Inc. with prenuptial agreement that mailing list services would remain free. I believe to be sometime in 2015, our beloved Roots Web began to suffer health issues. My speculation is outgrew its existence and its host was unable to keep up without a major and costly overhaul. After a year plus, Roots Web reopened its doors, but a lot of her faithful subscribers had lost interest or found other vehicles to convey their passages of information. During this time, other updates on the Internet have occurred. These changes have caused some subscribers unable to participate. Not qualified to expand on this other than to say that some folks have lost connection with Roots Web, DEATH: 2 March 2020. Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails. Additionally, administration tools will no longer be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be put into an archival state. BURIAL: Archives will be available to peruse. No further information as to where, how long, or whether a price tag will be added. Hope this helps. Susan Penn Groover

    01/10/2020 07:46:05
    1. [GAAPPLIN]Update
    2. Susan Penn Groover
    3. Hi everyone! This has been heavy on my heart since Ancestry / Roots Web announcement. I have been admin / moderator for various mailing lists for 25+ years (some lists that predate Roots Web). The options for change do not fit my personal criteria. This is, also, not happening at a time I am able to give personal time for this change. Plus, I think Ancestry is not given an adequate “heads up” for this change. (I personally admin 200+ lists) So I have made the decision to become a subscriber as opposed to an administrator. I will remain admin to the mailing lists I currently admin till Roots Web makes the changes they propose on March 2^nd . I am leaving the decision for change to the list members. I am still gathering options. I will post suggestions in the next few days. The major option I am hearing is Facebook. I suppose this could work. But Facebook, in my humble opinion, would be turning a mailing list into a message board. And various mailing list members have stated they would not Facebook. Personally, I am in this bucket. I have personal issues with Facebook. Open discussion on the list. Voice your opinion. Enough for now. Will post more on other options in the future. Susan Penn Groover, List Administrator -- --- Genealogy: Where you confuse the dead and irritate the living.

    01/09/2020 07:34:25
    1. [GAAPPLIN]Roots Web no longer supporting mailing list in March 2020
    2. Susan Penn Groover
    3. For those that have not heard the news ... Rootsweb will no longer be supporting mailing lists in March 2020.  It will remain read only, so archives will be accessible.  In my mind, I question how long. Please keep in mind that each mailing list archives is the property of RootsWeb and will not be able to moved, removed, etc. Only the mailing list members list will be accessible by the admin for that list. I am looking for alternatives which I have started listing below. Alternatives: Ancestry -- as I understand, this alternative is platform based. Meaning one would have to long into to post a message as opposed to simply sending an e-mail. Groups.io -- would keep mailing, but to get full function a fee would be required. Google Groups -- I have not researched this option.  Personally, I have issues with Google and will not pursue this option as admin. I suppose the major decision is whether to remain an e-mail based Group or platform based? My personal prerequisite is that it is FREE. Discussion in open... Susan Groover, List Admin. -- --- Genealogy: Where you confuse the dead and irritate the living.

    01/08/2020 07:54:05
    1. Re: [GAAPPLIN] William Boaz Tyre
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: thomasker2 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.georgia.counties.appling/965.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I'm not related to any member of this family. DOB date of death are required in order to search. did he die in GA? Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    03/31/2015 05:56:55
    1. [GAAPPLIN] William Boaz Tyre
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Redneckwonder54 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.georgia.counties.appling/965/mb.ashx Message Board Post: looking for any info on william Boaz tyre. Can't seem to locate grave site. We think it's in tyre cemetery or in another close by aanyone with this info we would love to hear from you, thanks. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    03/30/2015 04:36:35
    1. Re: [GAAPPLIN] Looking for info on William Henry "Doc" Hunter
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: SissyDixon Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.georgia.counties.appling/368.3/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Looks like you posted this over ten years ago. Doc Hunter was my grandpa. Inez, my sweet Granny, is still alive. She will be 90 in June. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    03/17/2015 08:23:07
    1. [GAAPPLIN] Obituary Lookups: Jenny Lou Milton Youmans and John Edward Youmans Jr.
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: maryebullock77 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.georgia.counties.appling/964/mb.ashx Message Board Post: According to find-a-grave.com Jenny was b. 9-26-1895 and d. 8-28-1993. John was born 4-20-1891 and d. 10-24-1956. If you could take a picture of the obit and send it to me at maryebullock at yahoo dot com; I would be appreciative. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    02/24/2015 08:58:55
    1. [GAAPPLIN] February 2014 - Baxley News Banner Obituaries
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: redbirdacres1 Surnames: Classification: obituary Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.georgia.counties.appling/953/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Appling County, Georgia USA The Baxley News-Banner Obituaries February 2014 ================== ================== Issue: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Betty J. Maley, 76, who passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at her residence under the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice. She was a native of Appling County. She was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church of Vidalia and retired from Savannah Luggage in Vidalia after over 30 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Maley. Survivors include her one daughter, Claudine Carter and Dale McLain of Baxley; one son, Eston and Susan Thornton of Baxley; two half-sisters, Joann Varnadore of Waycross and Joyce Kack of Savannah; a half-brother, George Crunkleton of Waycross; three grandchildren, Shane and Angie Thornton, Shonda and Byron Carter and Spanky and Megan Thornton; six great grandchildren, Brighton and Addalyn Thornton, Karlee and Miles Carter, Cade and Cooper Thornton and Cody Tanner; two great-great grandchildren, Rilee Tanner and Ryver Tanner; a special caregiver, Brenda Blake; several nieces, nephews and other family also survive. Visitation was held Wednesday, January 29 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 30 at 2:00 p.m. at the Miles-Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Bobby Brinkley and Reverend Gary Hanks officiating.Interment followed in Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vidalia. Active pallbearers were Shane Thornton, Spanky Thornton, Byron Carter, Miles Carter, Jake Martinez and Chris Stone. Honorary pallbearers were Spanish Oaks Hospice staff, The Pavilion B Hall staff and all family and friends in attendance Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- J.E. Roberson, 59, of Baxley died Sunday, January 26, 2014 in St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah. Roberson was born September 11, 1954 in Appling County and was the son of the late Hovis Roberson, Jr. and the late Vera Mae Carter Roberson. He was a member of Red Oak Baptist Church where he served as Youth and Children's Director. Roberson was Assistant Chief for Red Oak Fire Department and was employed by the Appling Board of Education as a School Bus Driver. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Helen Lynch Roberson of Baxley; daughter and son in law, Carrie and Matthew Gardner of Baxley; one granddaughter, Mattie Gardner of Baxley; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Diane and J.F. Griffin, Linda and Aubrey Lynch and Jane and Don Aycock, all of Baxley; brother and sister-in-law, Stevie and Annette Roberson of Baxley; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dale and Lena Lynch of Baxley; nine nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 29 at 11:00 a.m. from Red Oak Baptist Church with the Rev. Daniel Harris, the Rev. Robbie Gill, the Rev. Ron Ross, and the Rev. Denny Waters officiating.Interment followed in the church cemetery Active pallbearers were Rodney Williams, Carol Waters, Danny Smith, Jerry Landmon, Donnie Head and Mike Carter. Visitation was Tuesday evening, 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Red Oak Baptist Church. Musical selections were rendered by Danny Smith, Elaine Edwards and the Rev. Daniel Harris and the congregation. Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the services of Edward Sapp, age 68, who passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Appling County, living in Forest Park for over 20 years; a member of Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church and a retired traffic engineer with the Forest Park Police Department. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl S. Sapp. Surviving is a step-son, Lynn Sizemore of Porte Verde, FL; sister, Betty and her husband Billy Perry of Baxley; two brothers, Billy Sapp and Ray Sapp both of Baxley; nephews, Curtis Sapp and Jamie Sapp; nieces, Tammy Smith and Renea Sapp and several great nieces and nephews also survive. Visitation was held Sunday, February 2, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Miles-Nobles Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Monday, February 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ten-Mile Creek Baptist Church with the Reverend Tommy Daniels officiating. Mr. Sapp lay in state one hour prior to services on Monday. Interment followed in Omega Cemetery. Active Pallbearers were, C.J. Mincey, Dustin Mincey, David Westberry, Jack Davis, Curtis Sapp and Bill Campbell. Honorary Pallbearers were the Mrs. Ann Craven Sunday School Class. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church, Building Fund or to the Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church, Youth Missions at 3785 Ten Mile Rd. NE, Baxley, GA 31513. Family and friends may sign the on-line registry at milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home handled the services of Mr. Edward Sapp. --- Juna M. Sigurdson of Lake City, FL, departed this life after a long and courageous battle with congestive heart failure peacefully on January 26, 2014. Mrs. Sigurdson was the daughter of the late Delton L. Moody, Sr. and Alice A. Milton; she was born in Baxley on September 4, 1932. Juna lived and traveled extensively throughout her life; finally settling in Lake City in 2002. She graduated from Baxley High School and was a true believer that you were never too old to learn. She graduated from Clark County Community College in Las Vegas, Nevada with honors in General Studies in 1983; and in 1984 graduated with her second honors degree in Applied Science/Records Management. Mrs. Sigurdson is preceded in death by her sister: Eugenia Gowder; brother: Delton Leroy "D.L" Moody, Jr. and her son: Andy Delton Vernon. She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Donald Hardy Sigurdson; daughter, Alice Juna Sauer (Richard); granddaughters, Amanda Jane Court (Matt) and Stephanie Michelle Sauer; grandson, Andy Delton Vernon; great-granddaughter, Eleanor Mae Court; brother, James R. Moody (Barbara) and sister-in-law, Juanita Moody. Several nephews and her loving feline cats, Dixie and Dooley also survive. Funeral services for Mrs. Sigurdson were conducted on Thursday January 30 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Norman officiating. Interment followed in the Jacksonville National Cemetery in Jacksonville at 2:00 p.m. The family received friends from 10:00-11:00 a.m. (one hour prior to the services) at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers; the family requests that donations be made to the Lake City Humane Society in Mrs. Sigurdson's memory: 1392 NW Shelter Glen, Lake City, FL, 32055, (386)-752-3191. Arrangements were under the direction and care of the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home, 458 South Marion Ave., Lake City, FL, 32025. Please sign the guestbook at www.parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Erris Laurette Slaughter, 51, who passed away Thursday, January 2, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness. She was a lifelong resident of Appling County and a Pentecostal by faith. She was a former para-professional at Altamaha Elementary and a customer service representative with GSI Commerce in Brunswick. Survivors include her two children, Chrissy Slaughter of Baxley and Ricky Slaughter of Mt. Clemons, MI; a mother and stepfather; Mary and John Blanton of Baxley; one sister, Francine and Henry Youngblood of Surrency; a niece, Rebecca Swanger and fiancé of Skylar Miles; two great nieces, Tristain and Trinity; several stepbrothers, stepsisters, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Visitation was held Sunday, January 5 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 5 at 3:00 p.m. at the Miles-Nobles Funeral Home Chapel. Family and friends may sign the online guest book at milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home were in charge of the arrangements. --- Moses Yarbrough died Monday, January 20, 2014 at the Hospice of Golden Isles in Brunswick. He was born in Baxley on November 16, 1943 to the parentage of the late George Yarbrough and the late Rosa Yarbrough Brown. Moses attended the Appling County Schools and was employed in the timber industry for many years. He attended the First Assembly Church of God in Baxley under the leadership of Reverend Ronnie Rentz. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a son, James Oliver Yarbrough, a daughter, Terry Yarbrough, sisters, Bobby Carter Vann, Queen Carter and Annie Laura Sharpe, brothers, Curtis Yarbrough, Henry Yarbrough, Curtis McCrae and Willie Yarbrough, a great-grandchild, Jatia Ashe-li' McCall and a niece, Laura Brown. Moses is survived by his children, Betty (Ian) Morrissey of Miami, FL, Patricia Yarbrough of Bear, Delaware, Dorothy (Ricky Perry) Yarbrough of Baxley, Abigail (Robert) Bryant of Bristol, Carlos (Kayla) Yarbrough of Baxley and Annie Yarbrough (Perry) Graham of Miami, FL; a sister-in-law, Florence Givens and brother-in-law, Willard "Doug" Sharpe; special niece, Ida Pearl (Throunell) Johnson; niece, Barbara (Donnell) Cray; nephews, Charlie (Gladys) Carter, Frank Monroe, George Yarbrough, Lawrence Yarbrough and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other nieces and nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services for Moses Yarbrough were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 1 at C.M. Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Rentz officiating and Ihesia Bryant presiding. Inurnment was in Baxley Cemetery. Musical selections were rendered by Abigail Bryant and Xina Bryant. Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.cmbrownfh.com. Professional services were entrusted to Brown Funeral Home of Baxley. ================== Issue: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Jimmy Cravey, 69, who passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Appling County, a member of Harmony Baptist Church and a retired farmer. Jimmy loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. He was preceded in death by his parents, William H. and Charlie Mae Cravey and a brother, Mike H. Cravey. Survivors include his daughter, Nan and Mark Pedrick of Hinesville; two grandchildren, Brandi and Chase Brannen and Cody Durham, both of Glennville; three great grandchildren, Madelyn and Cruz Brannen and Aubree Durham; two sisters, Helen Waters of Blackshear and JoAnn Causey of Baxley; two brothers, Jack and Bertha Ruth Cravey and John and Linda Cravey, both of Waycross; a special friend, Mary Sue Presley of Baxley; several nieces, nephews and other family also survive. Visitation was held Saturday, February 8 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 9 at 2:30 p.m. at Harmony Baptist Church with the Reverend Sam Holland officiating. Interment followed at Miles Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Al Causey, Brad Causey, David Cravey, Anthony Cravey, Timmy Cravey and Richard Waters. Honorary pallbearers were the members of Harmony Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Harmony Baptist Church. Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Swain Funeral Home announces the death and funeral services of Tony Rabon Hand, 48, of Baxley. Hand died Thursday, February 6, 2014 at his residence. Tony was born March 23, 1965 in Appling County and was the son of Thomas Rabon Hand and the late Mary Ellen Hutcheson Taylor. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Melinda Hand; one daughter, Alisha Hand and fiancé, Alvin Joiner; one son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Amber Hand; father, Rabon Hand; one sister and brother-in-law, Robbie and Keith Davis, all of Baxley; two step brothers, Kip (Rhonda) Davis of Baxley and Terry (Lavay) Davis of Surrency. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 8 at 3:00 p.m. from the Faith Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Conger and the Rev. Justin McLellan officiating.Interment followed in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Tyler Davis, Pedro Kersey, Steve Brumbalow, Greg Griffin, Aaron Carter, Carol Hand, David Crapps and Kip Davis. Visitation was held on Saturday, one hour prior to the funeral service. Musical selections were rendered by Candice Branch, Jill Stallings, Shelly Simmons and Megan Simmons. Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. --- Willis G. Hester, 82, of Chula, died Wednesday, February 5, 2014 after a short illness at his residence. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, February 8 at Tift Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Terrell Roberts officiating. Interment followed in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 until 8:00 Friday evening at Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors. Active pallbearers were Shawn Stovall, Rocky Mixon, Buddy Sumner, Rocky Hester, Lee Evans, Andy Hester, Shorty Britt and Mark Boyette. Honorary pallbearers were Polly Parnell, Fredrick Busbin, Fred Hester, Syd Hester, and all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Hester was born October 2, 1931 in Turner County to the late Bill and Mildred Busbin Hester. He graduated from Tift County High School, where he played basketball. He served in the U.S. Marines, serving during the Korean War era. He was a farmer and a cattle/horse rancher who enjoyed training horses and participating in rodeos. Hester was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and had attended Tift Avenue Baptist Church for the past ten years. He was a jack-of-all-trades who enjoyed woodworking and attending church. He is survived by his wife, Geneva Wilson Hester of Chula; one son and daughter-in-law, Rocky Allen and Shirley Hester of Bartlesville, OK; two daughters and sons-in-law, Robin and Rocky Mixon and Kimberly and Mark Boyette, all of Baxley; two stepdaughters, Hope Lovein Barbee of Perry and Raven Nicole King of Tifton; 15 grandchildren, Leah and Kyle Hodges, Hannah Hester, Rebecca Hester, Shawn and Lynn Stovall, Stephanie and Lee Evans, Kyle Stovall, Anna Beth Boyette, Sarah Kate Boyette, Greye Lovin, Shelby Rose Barbee, Jonathan King, Ashlee King, Laken King and Lane Sumner as well as nine great-grandchildren. You may sign the guest registry at www.albritton-beaumontfuneralhome.com. Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements. --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Madison Elaine Mincey, the infant daughter of Polly Beecher and David Mincey, Jr. who passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Appling Healthcare. She was preceded in death by her aunt, Kimberly Mincey Kersey. Survivors include her parents, Polly Beecher and David Mincey, Jr.; grandparents, Janet and Charles Beecher of Baxley and Patrick and Gail Mincey of Baxley; several uncles, cousins and other family also survive. Graveside funeral services were held Friday, February 7, at 4:00 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church with the Reverend Charles Hutcheson officiating. Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Gail Murray, 64, of Surrency died Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Gail was born July 4, 1949 in Appling County and was the daughter of the late Chris Alford Bates and the late Willie Mae Crosby Bates. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. Gail was a retired Cosmetologist. Survivors include her husband, Freddie Murray of Surrency; two sons, Thomas Murray and Chris Murray, both of Surrency; two sisters, Christine Carter of Surrency and Holly Carey of Glenwood; one brother, Burtonlynn "Rusty" Bates of Statesboro; and four grandchildren, Auden, Skylar, Chance and Raigen also survive. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 6 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Rev. Carlton Rowell officiating. Interment followed in Omega Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Jessie Murray, Will Murray, Jerry Murray, Jeffery Murray, Greg Murray and Jerry Kersey. Visitation was held Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Swain Funeral Home. Musical selections were rendered by the Rev. Carlton and Cathy Rowell. Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. ================== Issue: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 --- Richard Fredrick Carter,73, of Baxley, died February 4, 2013 at his residence.He was born September 8, 1940, in Louisville, KY and was the son of the late Bonnie Carter and the late Jane Alice Williams Carter. Richard was retired from Overhead Doors in Kentucky and was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Carter, and his brothers, Greg and Ronnie Carter. He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann McCullough Carter of Baxley; three daughters, Tracy Carter and Bonnie Carter, both of Louisville, KY and Brenda (Ricky) Holland of Baxley; two sons, Dennis Kiger of Lutz, FL and David Nelson of Baxley; ten grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren. Swain Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. --- James Tremaine Green (black) was born on December 31, 1981 in Vidalia, to James C. Green and the late Geraldine Bacon. Tremaine passed into eternal rest on Saturday, February 8, 2014 in Toombs County. He became a member of Saint Matthews Baptist Church at an early age. Green was so full of life and never met a stranger. His winning smile and charismatic personality endeared him to many people. Tremaine was known to many as being a "jokester". He had a gift of making others laugh. Music was his passion. Tremaine spent countless hours writing and perfecting his music. Tremaine received his formal education in the Appling County School System until moving to Jacksonville, FL in 1996. In 2010, Tremaine returned to Georgia where he resided for the remainder of his life. He was employed by Hardee's Restaurant where he held the position as a cook. He was preceded in death by his mother, Geraldine Bacon, maternal grandmother, Christine Holland, paternal grandparents, Abb (AJ) Sr. and Clidia Green. Tremaine is survived by his father, James (Leverdia) Green of Baxley; daughters, Tremyah Green of Lyons and Janasia Law of Jacksonville, FL; five sisters, Kenya Polke of Lyons, Katrice Green of Baxley, Gerlondia Bacon, Venus Smart, all of Lyons, Renesa Lawton of Baxley; two brothers, Jeremiah (Courtney) Bacon of Jacksonville, FL and Jerry Smart of Lyons; devoted friend, Tammy Preston of Lyons; best friend, Shawn Fry of Vidalia and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 from the Greater Saint Matthews Faithful Church, Baxley, with Bishop L.C. Rogers giving the eulogy. Interment followed in Macon Cemetery, U.S. Highway 280, Lyons. Active pallbearers were Kim Moore, Tony Cephus, James Harrell, Jeffery Adams, Jerry Davis, Jr. and Michael Green. Honorary pallbearers were the Appling County High School Class of 2001 and Hardee's co-workers. Musical selections were rendered by Stephanie Byrd, Tammy Richburg and the choir. Online condolences may be offered at www.cmbrownfh.com. Arrangements were under the directions of Brown Funeral Home in Baxley. --- Swain Funeral Home announces the death and funeral services of Estel Hardy, 64, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in Augusta. Estel was born August 10, 1949 in Jeff Davis County to the late Albert Hardy and the late Mamie Johns Hardy. He was a member of Church of God of Prophecy. Hardy was owner of Hardy's Trucking, Inc. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert Hardy, Jr., Johnny Hardy and a sister, Margarette Hardy. Survivors include his wife, Laverne Butler Hardy of Baxley; daughter, Tammy Price of Jacksonville, Florida; a sister, Ann Hardy of Baxley, two grandchildren, Michael Peters, Matthew Vann and one great grandchild, Alexandrea Peters. Funeral services were held Friday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m. from the Church of God of Prophecy with Pastor John Hutto and Pastor Lester Weldon officiating and a eulogy by Ezra Varnadore. He lay in state one hour prior to funeral service. Interment followed in Appling Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers were Allen Stephens, Jeffery Hutcheson, David Shipes, Curtis Hardy, Kelvin Powell and Randall Kersey. Honorary pallbearers are members of Church of God of Prophecy and all friends in attendance. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the family to help defray for medical expenses. Musical selections were rendered by Donald Rouse, Mary Hutto, Jerry Kersey and Sandra Long. Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. --- Harrell P. Hudson, 88, died on February 8, 2014. Hudson was born December 19, 1925 in Orlando, Florida. He was baptized on September 4, 1955 as one of Jehovah's Witnesses and attended the Kingdom Hall in Baxley where he served as an Elder. He was very active in the ministry, shepherd the flock and mentored many young men to serve in the congregation as ministerial servants and elders. He was very well respected. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby B. Hudson and son, Randy Hudson. Survivors include one daughter, Sherry Napolitano and husband, Chris; one daughter-in-law, Kathy Hudson; four grandchildren, Rhonda Yglesias, Eric Hudson, Vanessa Hudson and Chad Hudson; three sisters, Emma Jean Wright and husband, Joe, Betty Sullivan, Mary Louise May; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial service for Mr. Hudson was held on February 15 at the Baxley Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. --- Erma Morse of James Island took an eternal flight home Saturday. She was 74. The relatives and friends of Erma Morse were invited to attend her funeral service at 11:00 Friday, February 14, 2014, from the sanctuary of Fort Johnson Baptist Church, 1473 Camp Road on James Island, S.C. A reception and time of celebration immediately followed in the church fellowship hall. At her request, cremation had taken place and burial was in private. Erma was born in Baxley and grew up in Savannah. She began college at Armstrong State University where she met her husband, Jack. Erma later transferred to UGA and graduated with a degree in Home Economics. She began teaching elementary school in Savannah then moved to Charleston, S.C. when she and Jack married in 1961. She was the first teacher hired at O'Quinn School on James Island, S.C. and finished her teaching career 30 years later by retiring from Sea Island Academy on Johns Island, S.C. Erma was very active in WMU plus other committees and functions at Fort Johnson Baptist Church. She loved to travel and escaped town often with her daughter. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jack, of James Island; her sister, Lynda Holland Huey of James Island, S.C.; one son, John, and his wife, Kathy, of Culpeper, VA; one daughter, Tali, of Charleston, S.C.; one niece, Jennifer Thompson of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., six grandchildren, two grandnieces, and her beloved pug, Sumter. Erma was such a lovely lady, simply southern, outgoing, funny, a wonderful cook, and full of spunk and sass; she will be missed terribly by all that knew her and the students whose lives she touched. The Morse family would like to extend their sincerest heartfelt thanks to Dr. David Ellison and his staff at Charleston Hematology Oncology Associates; the sweet, caring, and lovely ladies of Roper 5th floor cancer unit, Dr. William Wilson and his nurse, Norma, of Mt. Pleasant Family Practice, Dr. Lee Leddy, Dr. Bubba Gilmore, Amedysis Home Health, the Deaton family, Fort Johnson Baptist Church, Hospice of Charleston, as well as caregivers, friends, neighbors, church members, nurses, and techs that we worked with or received help from. It was a long journey and we all fought the good fight - God Bless each and every one of you and thanks so much for your compassion and assistance. Also, a huge thank you goes to the clients of Jack and employers of Tali who made caregiving possible through amended work schedules. Online condolences may be offered at www.JamesAMcAlister.com. Donations in Erma's memory may be made to the WMU of Fort Johnson Baptist Church. Arrangements were by James A. McAlister Funerals and Cremation in Charleston, South Carolina. Erma's physical rest will be at Holy Cross on James Island, S.C. ================== Issue: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 --- Erna "Ann" Paul Beckworth, 82, beloved wife of James M. Beckworth, passed away Friday, February 14, 2014, at home after battling months of medical setbacks. A funeral service to celebrate her life was held at Northeast Presbyterian Church in Columbia on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. The family received friends before the service from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the church Grand Hall. Born in Landau, Germany on November 1, 1931, Ann was the daughter of the late Friedrich and Lina Paul. She grew up in Kaiserslautern, Germany and met her would be husband, Jim (Mack), while he was stationed at Panzer Kaserne. They married on December 31, 1952 in both Mannheim (civil ceremony) and Kaiserslautern (Luthern Church service). She was a devoted mother and Army wife, who lived her life to serve her husband and children. She endured several deployments of her husband and carried the household without hesitation. Ann was a Girl Scout Leader in Aschaffenburg, Germany, leading scout troops to London, England for trips. She served as the consummate classroom mother and team mother, making cookies, cupcakes and pre-game meals whenever "volunteered." Ann substituted at Richland Northeast high school and volunteered in the Foreign Language Department. She never missed a ball game of her son, daughters or granddaughters. Ann was a member of Northeast Presbyterian Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class. She was an avid bowler, bowling on several leagues, the Ann Pantsari Housewives League, the Friday Scratch League and the Retired Officer's League. She had the high game for women in South Carolina in 1985 with a 290 game. Left to cherish her are her husband of 61 years, Major James M. Beckworth, US Army Retired; son, John P. Beckworth (Patsy); daughters, Patty Beckworth Lamont, Cindy B. Cummings (Rocky); and grandchildren; Billy Beckworth, Catherine Lamont, Emma Cummings, and Maria Cummings, who all loved their OMA. She was predeceased by her parents, Friedrich and Lina Paul, and her son, Michael Friedrich Beckworth. Memorials may be made to Northeast Presbyterian Church (Friendship Sunday School Class), 601 Polo Road, Columbia S.C.29223. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com. --- Cliff Beecher, 51, of Baxley, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014. Beecher was a resident of Appling County and McIntosh County. He loved the outdoors. His greatest love was spending time hunting and fishing with his family and friends. He was a loving father, son, brother, uncle, and everyone's best friend. Cliff spent much of his time on his Kubota "buggy." His love for life and people will always be remembered. Survivors include his parents, Franklin and Cherryl Beecher; a son, Jacob Beecher; two sisters, Lisa Hatcher and Tammy (Alan) Dixon; nieces and nephews, Montee Hatcher, Megan Hatcher, Alan Keith Dixon, Kody Dixon, and great nephews, Mikey Pinkney and Cooper Dixon. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Brice Beecher and Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Lamb. A memorial service was held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 22 in the chapel of Brunswick Memorial Park Funeral Home with Pastor Kirk Brown officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. Brunswick Memorial Park Funeral Home served the family of Cliff Beecher. Please sign the online guest book at www.brunswickmemorialpark.com. --- Al Dona Marie Branch, 61, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014, in Jacksonville, after a brief illness. She was born in California on August 26, 1952 to Carl William Gough and Frances Dennis Gough and was raised in the Baptist Faith. She graduated from Chamberlain High School (1970) in Tampa where she was a majorette. After her marriage to her loving husband, Jim in 1971, she moved to Jacksonville. She had been a Girl Scout leader for over 35 years with troop 1282. Al Dona loved taking care of her roses, enjoyed reading, researching her family's genealogy and working at her computer. Some of her favorite times were spent photographing her grandchildren and family members. Survivors include her devoted husband of 43 years, James B. "Jim" Branch; daughters, Jennifer M. Atchison and Justina Branch; two brothers, Forrest Gough and Carl Gough; three grandchildren, Alyssa, Ainsley and Amanda Atchison; and several nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Her family received friends from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 19 Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home. Funeral services for Al Dona were held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in The Chapel of Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home with Pastor Justin Mak, New Journey Church officiating. Interment was held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4207 East Lake Ave. Tampa, FL. 33610. Corey-Kerlin Funeral Homes and Crematory in Jacksonville, FL was in charge of the arrangements. www.corey-kerlin.com --- Frederick Henry Callahan, 72, of Baxley, died Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia. Callahan was born March 2, 1941 in Lee County to the late William Lynnwood Callahan and the late Hazel Holt Callahan. He had lived in Appling County for the past 14 years and was a retired cattleman. Survivors include his daughter, Dawn Callahan of Baxley; two sons, John Callahan of Social Circle and Hank Callahan of Hazlehurst; brothers, Bill Callahan of Lafayette, AL and Emmett Callahan of Carnsville; one sister, Dianne Batman of Madison FL.; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 23 at Oakland Baptist Church with the Rev. Royce Hulett officiating. Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. -- Miles Funeral Home in Hazlehurst announces the funeral service for Nathan Brian Deaton, 62, of Hazlehurst, who passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014. Services were held at Miles Funeral Home of Hazlehurst at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 16. The Rev. David Griffin, Rev. Brad Waters, David Pittman, Carlos Graham, Luman Earle and Keith Morris officiated with burial following in Graham United Methodist Church Cemetery. Deaton was born in Appling County. He was the son of Mary Webster Miller and the late Charles Felton Hamm. Deaton received his Juris Doctorate degree from Woodrow Wilson School of Law in Atlanta and his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University. Survivors include his mom and stepdad, Mary and Bob Miller of Greensboro; two daughters and son-in-law, Tracy Conner of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. and Natalie and Darren Hayes of Hazlehurst; grandchildren, Jake Nowell of Columbia, S.C., Ryan Johnson of Gray, Brice Johnson of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Ashleigh Conner of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Haylee Hayes and Hamp Hayes, both of Hazlehurst; one great-grandchild; three sisters and brother-in-law, Holly Deaton of Athens, Paula and Phil Church of Savannah and Julie Deaton of Athens; one brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Meg Deaton of St. Simons, and three nieces and two nephews also survive. Active pallbearers were John Turner, Dewey Johnson, Harold Whitfield, Keith Graham, Terry Deaton and Carlos Graham. Miles Funeral Home in Hazlehurst was in charge of the arrangements. --- Swain Funeral Home announces the death and funeral services of Betty Moya, 58, she died Monday, February 17, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Moya was born July 23, 1955 in Quantico, Virginia to the late Patrick Henry Hennessee and the late Jewell Sprowes Hennessee. She attended the Church of God of Prophecy. Mrs. Moya was a seamstress. Survivors include her husband, Rene "Jessie" Moya of Baxley; two daughters, Amy Wan Sanchez and Kathy Ann Moya, both of Baxley; two sisters, Patricia May Fortier of Hinesville and Mary Emily Stone of New York; one brother, John Stephen Hennessee of Hinesville and two grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 19 from the chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Rev. John Hutto officiating. Interment followed in Appling Memorials Gardens. Active pallbearers were Kenneth Layne, John Hennessee, Jesse Valdes, Nathan Bennett, David Shipes, Tim Bennett and Ezra Varnadore. Musical selections were rendered by Sandra Nettles and Mary Hutto. Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. --- Marvin J. O'Berry Sr. (January 9, 1932 - February 19, 2014) Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the services of Mr. Marvin J. O'Berry, Sr., 82, who passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at Lumber City Nursing and Rehab. He was a native of Appling County; a United States Army Veteran serving in the Korean War in which he earned two bronze stars for the service to his country; a retired machinist with Eastern Airlines and a member of the Lumber City Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Mary O'Berry of Hazlehurst; four children, Jeanette and husband, Bobby Glenn, of Tifton, Barbara Slowinski of Winder, Marvin James O'Berry, Jr. of Hogansville and David and wife, Lisa O'Berry, of Baxley; fourteen grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one brother, Wade O'Berry, of Kingsland and other family also survive. Visitation was held Thursday, February 20 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 21 from Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery with the Reverend Barry Teutsch officiating.Interment followed in Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery with military honors. Family and friends may sign the on-line registry at www.milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home handled the arrangements for Marvin J. O'Berry, Sr. --- Julius Ray Powers, 83, (born March 1, 1930) of Baxley, died early Wednesday morning (Feb. 19, 2014) at Appling HealthCare after a brief illness. He was born in Pierce County where he grew up in the Hacklebarney area. Powers enlisted in the United States Air Force in the early fifties, where he served for six years. He then enlisted in the United States Navy where he retired in 1974 after over twenty years of service. During his time in the United States military, Powers served two tours of duty in Korea and two tours of duty in Vietnam. Upon his retirement from the Navy, he returned to his farm in Appling County. He worked numerous jobs after his retirement in construction and maintenance facilitation and also as a licensed commercial and residential electrician. Powers loved to fish and watch baseball. He gardened and was involved in ceramic making with his wife. He was a member of the VFW in Baxley. More than anything he loved his grandchildren and the time he was able to spend with them. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dexter Preston Powers and Katherine Blanche Eunice Powers; his wife, Shirley Bagley Powers; four sisters, Betty White, Gwen Timlin, Arlouine Bennett, Sandra Crews, and two brothers, J.P. Powers, and Jackie Powers. He is survived by a daughter, Judith Powers of Kenner, Louisiana; three sons, Ray Powers of Baxley, Victor Powers of Baxley, Jay Powers and his wife, Kim, of Baxley; six grandchildren, Kristi Shipes and her husband, Michael, Christopher Powers, Tori Mann, Ryne Powers, Jayson Powers, Adam Powers; five great grandchildren, Meagan Shipes, Talan Shipes, Bryar Shipes, Cloe Mann, Levi Mann; two brothers, Truman Powers and his wife, Nancy, Jerez Powers and his wife, Flo, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m., Friday in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Ben James Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends beginning at 1:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com. Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- John Henry Thomas died Wednesday, February 19, 2014 in the Wayne County Memorial Hospital. John Henry was born on November 9, 1947 in Glennville to the late Robert Thomas and Doretha Faye. During John Henry and Antoinette's union they helped to raise four kids together. He loved God and his family and will be missed by all who knew him. John Henry served his God as a deacon and minister. He is preceded in death by his wife, Antoinette Thomas; brothers, David Thomas and Edward Wallace. He is survived by his mother, Verdell Thomas of Surrency; three daughters, Belinda Thomas, Shonda Thomas and Tameka (Dexter) Harden and one son, Christopher Thomas, all of Atlanta; four sisters, Beatrice (Jerome) Bell, Sharon (Freddie) King, Teresa (Ronald) Roberts, all of Surrency and Christy Thomas of Fort Lauderdale, FL; five brothers, Edgar (Angela) Thomas, John Elbert (Angela) Thomas, both of Baxley, Donald (Debra) Thomas of Columbus, Leavern (Lottie) Thomas of Surrency and Stacy (Tabatha) Thomas of Odum; aunt, Mildred Wallace of Surrency; fourteen grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Special friends, the Reverend Fleming Thompson, Jr., Joyce Thomas and Mary, all of Atlanta. Funeral services for John Henry Thomas were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 from Surrency Grove Baptist Church in Surrency with the Reverend Daniel Smith officiating. Interment followed in Surrency Grove Community Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Pastor Moses Eason, Matt Bass, James Williams, Stacy Thomas, Shawn Lee and John E. Thomas, Jr. Musical selections were rendered by Surrency Grove Choir and Lance Newkirk. Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.cmbrownfh.com Arrangements were under the direction of Brown Funeral Home. ================== ================== Other Obituaries --- --- Amelia Ann Carter (September 17, 1932 - February 22, 2014) Miles~Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Amelia Ann Carter, age 81, who passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Appling Healthcare Systems under the care of Southern Care Hospice. She was a native of Charlotte, NC living the past 30 years in Baxley and retired from McDaniel Vending Service in Jesup after 30 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Carter; grandson, Travis Carter; sister, Audrey Ash and a brother, Perry Darby. Surviving are two daughters, Linda Ann Carter of Baxley and Donna Mae Carter of Jacksonville FL; one son, Perry and wife Raedell Carter of Baxley; five grandchildren, Jean Justice, Nicole Carter, Wesley Sheppard, Tracy Carter and Kevin Sheppard; four great-grandchildren, Will, Nicholas, Logan and Cadence and other family also survive. A private family memorial service honoring the lives of Eddie and Ann Carter will be held at Omega Cemetery. Family and friends may sign the on-line registry at milesnobles.com. Miles~Nobles Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Amelia Ann Carter. --- Sue Ellen Stephens Roberson, age 60, of Baxley died Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Appling Healthcare System. Mrs. Roberson was born August 30, 1953 in Patterson, Georgia to the late Eston Stephens, Sr. and the late Vera Davis Stephens. She was a retired waitress and of the Pentecostal faith. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Dana Lanora Roberson. Survivors include her husband, D. L. Roberson; daughters, Lori Roberson, Debra Roberson, & Teresa Kersey; son, David Roberson; Sisters Brenda Hersey & Lorene Schultz; brother, Eston Stephens, Jr.; seventeen grandchildren; & one great grandchild. Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Swain Funeral Home. Active Pallbearers are Clifton Kersey, Christopher Kersey, Seth Kersey, Shawn Smith, Rusty Hutto and Jeremy Kersey. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment will be in the Old Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Funeral arrangements for Sue Ellen Stephens Roberson, age 60, of Baxley are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. (NOTE: Parents are buried in the Saint Luke Baptist Church Cemetery, Berrien County, Georgia.) ~~~ END ~~~ Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. 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    1. [GAAPPLIN] May 2014 - Baxley News Banner Obituaries
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: redbirdacres1 Surnames: Classification: obituary Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.georgia.counties.appling/956/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Appling County, Georgia USA The Baxley News-Banner Obituaries May 2014 ================== ================== Issue: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 --- Arthur Williams, Jr. was born on Sept. 13, 1930 in Baxley to the late Arthur Williams, Sr. and Hazel I. Williams. He attended the local schools in Appling County. He worked as a supervisor at Plant Hatch in Baxley with Southern Company Services until his retirement after working over 25 years. He was a member of Thankful New Jersey Missionary Baptist Church, but later joined Greater Faith Temple Church of God in Christ in Baxley, under the leadership of his son, Pastor Norris Williams, Sr. He served there faithfully until he entered into eternal rest on April 26, 2014. Arthur, Jr. met and married the late Verdell C. Williams in his youth. They were married for 43 years and to that union 12 children were born. Out of the 12 children they produced 53 grandchildren, 100 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. He was not only a father and grandfather to his immediate children, but he was father and grandfather to many of his nieces and nephews. In fact he was an intricate part and a present day pillar of the Jack Summerall clan. He supported the Jack Summerall family reunion down through the years. He was loved by all. The following relatives preceded him in death: Verdell C. Williams (wife), Arthur Williams, Sr. and Hazel Howard Williams (parents), Mayola Bryant, Harvey Williams, Audrey Williams, Caldina Williams, Ardelia Butts and Albertha Williams Price (siblings). Known as "The Colonel," "Pops," "June," and "Granddaddy," he was loved by anyone that he encountered and he showed that same kind of love. He is survived by his children, Evangelist Darlene (Willie Gene) Heller, Kenneth L. Williams, Carl Williams, Jefthor (Joan) Williams; Sister Brenda (Glenn) Dunlap; Elder/Pastor Norris (Gail) Williams, Sr. , Terry (Diane) Williams, Vernell Williams, Stanford (Lynette) Williams and Grace Williams, all of Baxley; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Williams and Cliston (Heather) Williams, both of Lawrenceville and Angela Randolph of Nashville, TN; sisters and brothers, Mary Hairston of Baxley, Shelton (Lula) Williams of Jeffersonville and Hazel Frances Williams of Philadelphia, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Florine Smith of Baxley, Isabell (Lester) Moses of Jesup and Clarence (Lela) Copeland of Buffalo, NY; two aunts, Addie Hunter and Drissie Williams, both of Baxley and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Homegoing celebration services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 3 at Greater Faith Temple Church of God in Christ with Bishop Leonard Gibbs, Jr. presiding. Eulogy was given by Superintendent James F. Carter. Interment followed in Rachel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Paul Williams, Kevin Hairston, Earnest Heller, Bernard Williams, Phillip Williams, Jerry Howard, Darrell Lewis, Kenny Edwards, Jr. and Antwan Carter. Musical selections were rendered by Greater Faith Temple/Combined Choir and Charlotte Gibbs/Heller Sisters. Condolences to the family may be expressed to www.cmbrownfh.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Brown Funeral Home. --- On Thursday, April 24, 2014, Dwayne "Baby Hulk" Washington, received his wings and took his seat in Heaven. Dwayne was born June 9, 1966 and raised in Miami, Florida, to the parentage of Adolph and Lois Washington. He was the baby boy of 15 children; the father of two daughters and one adopted son. He was an amazing brother and an awesome uncle. Dwayne enjoyed the majority of his adult life in New Jersey and traveled often back and forth to Georgia to be amongst his immediate family. Such an inspiration, Dwayne encouraged himself and lifted others by sharing life experiences. Through scriptures and song he inspired others with his testimony and his personal relationship with God. He will surely be missed and forever remain in our hearts. Dwayne was preceded in death by his father, Adolph "Billy" Washington, his mother, Lois Washington; three brothers, Greg, Donald and Melvin and three sisters, Cookie, Sylvia and Gennell. He is survived by two daughters, Samona of New Jersey and Savannah of Kansas; four sisters, Sabrina of Sarasota, FL, Yolanda (Charlie) of Albany, Shana (Carl) of Douglas and Sharon (Willie) of Sarasota, FL; four brothers, Lamar (Carolyn) Anchorage, AK, John (Brenda) of Baxley, Gerald (Geraldine) of Miami, FL and Jimmy of Miami, FL; a very special nephew, Michael (Cynthia) of Port St. Lucie, FL; two aunts, Lula Mae Weaver of Deerfield Beach, FL and Addie of Miami, FL; one uncle, Bobby (Whitie) Washington of Miami, FL and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Homegoing celebration services were held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at Thankful New Jersey Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. BJ Virgil officiating. Interment followed in Old Field Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers were family and friends. Musical selections were rendered by Anterius Paulk Graves-Vickers and the Thankful New Jersey Choir. Condolences to the family may be expressed to www.cmbrownfh.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Brown Funeral Home. --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Faye Carter Mayers, who passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014 at her residence under the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice. She was a native and lifelong resident of Appling County. Mrs. Mayers was in the wholesale and retail flower business for over forty-five years; she was the owner and operator of Mayer's Nursery and Faye's Greenhouse. She was known by everyone as "The Flower Lady". She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend to many people. Mrs. Mayers was preceded in death by her parents, David Monroe "Dude" and Georgie Johnson Carter; husband, Jimmy E. Mayers; brothers, Ben C. Carter, James L. Carter, Dupree Carter and William Lafayette Carter; sister, Jackie C. Mock; special aunt, Juanita Christmas and grandmother, Mozell Carter. Survivors are her son, Edsel B. and wife, Kathy Mayers; daughters, Sharan Mayers and Donna Mayers Branch; grandsons, Greg and wife, Roxanne Eason, Bradley Branch and David Wilson; granddaughters, Kimberly Deal and Kristy Wilson; great-grandsons, Caleb Eason, Kaden Eason, Logan Branch and Dana Covington; great-granddaughters, Brailey Grace Branch, Whitney Poole and Kaylei Wilson; sister-in-law, Iris Carter; special niece, Marzia Branch and special nephew, Jimmy G. Carter. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Zoar Baptist Church with the Reverend Rick Brown and the Reverend Brad Park officiating. Musical selections were by Glenda Reeves. Interment followed in the Zoar Cemetery. Mrs. Mayers lay in state one hour prior to services on Tuesday. Visitation was held Monday evening, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Active pallbearers were Jimmy G. Carter, Johnny Godfrey, Stacy Teston, Steve Wynn, Stephen Smith and David Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Deal, Frances Martin Daniels, Al and Margaret Graham, Dwain and Carolyn Hutto, Tansey Nail, Mary Jo Davis, Dana Edenfield, Juanita Harris, Charles Harris, Nettie O'Quinn, George O'Quinn, Charles O'Quinn, Elaine Dollar, Huey Lane, Karen Lane, Denise Lane, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Orvin, Mr. and Mrs. Clay Allen, June Bratcher, Melinda Tanner, Dawn Sanford, Andy Branch, Clint Bass, James Eason, Vicky Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Orvin, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Lewis and Members of Sand Hill Creek Church. Family and friends may sign the on-line registry at www.milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Lillian Carter Marchant, 86, of Hazlehurst, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in the Pavilion in Baxley. Mrs. Marchant was born December 7, 1927 in Appling County to the late Charlie Carter and the late Caroline Walker Carter. She was formerly employed by Hazlehurst Manufacturing as a supervisor with 50 plus years of service. She was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church and a proud member of the choir. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Bill Miller and Z.W. Marchant and daughter, Virginia Miller. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnne (Don) Quarterman of Hazlehurst, Melcene (Mike) Yawn of Waynesville and Sharon Kay (Rick) Wiggs of Jacksonville, FL.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Billy Ray (Aldine) Miller of Hazlehurst and Dan (Melinda) Miller of Hazlehurst; sisters, Mary Taylor of Buenavista and Muriel Miller of Hazlehurst; brothers, Otis Carter of Hazlehurst, Charlie Carter of Winsboro, S.C. and Arthur Carter of Hazlehurst; nine grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 25 at Elizabeth Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Yawn, the Rev. Royce Hulett and the Rev. Mike Yawn officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Rick Wiggs, Kevin Jump, Rodney Miller, Mark Yawn, Matthew Yawn and Tim Roberson. Honorary pallbearers were members of her Sunday school class, all friends in attendance and her brothers and sisters that were not able to attend. Musical selections were rendered by E.H. Claxton, Elizabeth Baptist Church Choir and Brenda Yawn. Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. --- Elene Drawdy Rowell Jackson, 78, of Vidalia, formerly of Hazlehurst, died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Community Hospice in Vidalia. Mrs. Elene was born August 6, 1935 to the late Albert E. Drawdy and the late Lettie Harden Drawdy. She was formerly employed by Hazlehurst Mills and a member of Vidalia Church of God. She is preceded in death by her son, Keith Rowell. Survivors include her husband, Paul Jackson of Vidalia; a son, Michael Rowell of Graham; step-daughter, Julie Hopkin of Vidalia and Juanita Fair of Charleston, S.C.; step-son, Mark Jackson of Denver, CO; two grandsons, Brandon Rowell and Trent Rowell of Hazlehurst. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, April 27, 2014 in the chapel of Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home with the Rev. William Vanzant officiating. Interment followed in Hazlehurst City Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Kenneth Drawdy, Leon Hutcheson, Bobby Driggers, Dean Vollman, Stewart Nencioni and Brandon Rowell. Wainright-Parlor was in charge of all arrangements. --- Caleb Hazzard, 21, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Caleb was a Junior at Georgia Southern University majoring in construction management. He was employed by Custom Aviation, Inc. (Badged through Gulfstream for pickups and deliveries) and their family farm since he was 14 years old. He graduated from South Effingham High School in 2011. He was an avid motorcyclist and loved ATV's and motocross all of his life. He had become a duck hunter in the past year, which he was very passionate about and enjoyed this sport with his friends, and many other sports. He loved boating and going to the islands off the coast of Tybee. He enjoyed water sports, jet skiing and wake boarding. He had a passion for working out at the gym and was very devoted to achieving his goals in weightlifting and always enjoyed taking someone with him. Caleb never met a stranger whether young, middle-aged, or elderly and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Caleb loved and cared for his family and friends deeply and was a compassionate and big hearted young man with many hopes and dreams. He was an active member of Savannah Christian Church. Survivors include his mother, Gina Hazzard; father, Wayne Hazzard; sister, Raquel Hazzard; grandmother, Nanny Grace Craven; grandmother, Nanny Carolyn Hazzard; grandfather, Montgomery Hazzard; aunt, June Craven; uncle, Mickey Craven (Jan); great-aunt, Roxie Roberts; cousins, Kenny Roberts, Josh Ellis (Rachel), Lori Bryant (Adam), and Kimberly Craven; great-cousins, Allie Bryant and Aiden Connell; and many other relatives. Visitation was from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25 at Savannah Christian Church Effingham Campus. The Funeral was at 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 25 at Savannah Christian Church Effingham Campus. The Graveside service was at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Appling County. Remembrances can be sent to The One Campaign, Savannah Christian Church, in memory of Caleb Hazzard, 55 Al Henderson Blvd., Savannah, GA 31419. Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, Effingham Chapel, was in charge of arrangements. --- Nelson James Ewing Jr., 66, of Hazlehurst, died Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Meadows Medical Center in Vidalia. He was born March 14, 1948 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Nelson James Ewing, Sr. and the late Margaret Rose Peacock Ewing. He was a retired Veteran serving in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. Survivors include his wife, Pam Ewing of Baxley; daughter, Chihara Ewing of Baxley; sons, Michael Ewing of Hazlehurst, David Ewing of Gillete, WY and Cpl. Patrick Ewing of Camp Pendleton, CA.; a brother, Eugene Kelbaugh of Harrington, DE; a brother-in-law, Henry Chaudron of Baltimore, MD.; twelve grandchildren, one great-grandchild and four nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday in the chapel of Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Rogers and the Rev. Doug Wiesel officiating. Interment followed in Miles Chapel Cemetery, Baxley. Active pallbearers were Matt Ursrey, Keith Tillman, Jamie Spaur, Virgil Ursrey, Mike Kerr and Paul Wood. Honorary pallbearers were all those in attendance. Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. --- Henry Collins, 93, of Dallas, died Monday, April 28, 2014 at his residence. Collins was born September 25, 1920 in Hazlehurst to the late Samuel Clarence and Rebecca Clark Collins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Walker Collins. He was a charter member of Woodlawn Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, was a Sunday school teacher and sang in the church choir. He was a retired auto parts manager for Cromer Chevrolet and was a veteran of the United States Army Air Force. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Billy Grogan of Acworth and Donna and David Englett of Dallas; sister, Arlow Eagleson of St. Augustine, FL; brother and sister-in-law, Corbet and Jean Collins of Lawrence, KS; two grandchildren, Jonathan and wife, Katie Grogan and Katie and husband, Joey Ventre; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 1 in the chapel of Swain Funeral Home. The Rev. Brad Park and the Rev. Rick Brown officiated. Interment followed in Omega Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Joey Collins, Sammy Walton, Glenn Yawn, Kevin Lewis, Eddie Rentz and Al Mercer. Honorary pallbearers were Mr. and Mrs. Grady Branch, Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Crummey, Dana, Patrick and Caroline Rentz, Brenda Branch, Myrtice Stencil, and Eduardo Zavala. Musical selections were rendered by Eilene Stone and Jonathan and Katie Grogan. Remembrances may be made to The American Alzheimer's Association, Global Missions Project, or Woodlawn Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. --- Dennis E. Cain, 60, of Hazlehurst, died Monday, April 21, 2014 in the Community Hospice House in Vidalia. Dennis was born December 23, 1953 in Jeff Davis County. He was the owner of Dennis Cain Insurance Company and a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday School Teacher. He is preceded in death by his father, Johnnie Buck Cain. Survivors include his wife, Vanny Mam Cain of Hazlehurst; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Paula Carr Cain of Statesboro; his mother, Betty Cain of Hazlehurst; a sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Dwayne Creamer of Hazlehurst; a brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Janellda Cain of Hazlehurst; and four nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 24 in the First United Methodist Church with Jeffery Spell, the Rev. Kevin Sanders and the Rev. J. Barry Owens officiating. Interment followed in Hazlehurst Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Josh Cain, Karson Creamer, Kalin Creamer, Hugh Brantley, Ashley Atkins and Ken Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Hamm, Jeff Pace, John Rentz, Gary Rowell, Stanley Land, Steve Land, Steve Toler, Walter Thompson, Jr., Zell Moody, Thomas Wooten and Jeffery Spell. Musical selections were rendered by Janice Cole, Jeffery Spell and Dustin Hutto. Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge of all funeral arrangements. --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Sarah Rebecca "Becky" Berryhill, 56, who passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014 after a brief illness. She was a lifelong resident of Appling County and a caregiver. Survivors include two children, Roderick Mortimer Berryhill IV of Baxley and Amy Berryhill of Brunswick; six grandchildren, Zyria Berryhill, Saniya Floyd, Roshaun Sears, Brayden Berryhill, Bayleigh Berryhill and Erin Newburn; one sister, Lana Jean Stone; two nephews, Matt Griffin and Chris Griffin; special friends, Roderick Berryhill, III and Roderick Berryhill, II; other family members also survive. Visitation was held Sunday, May 4 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 4 at 3:00 p.m. at Miles Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Dennis Bryant officiating. Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. ================== Issue: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Deborah Gail Sheffield, 51, who passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014 at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Appling County. She was the 1981 Valedictorian of Appling High and a Certified Nurse's Assistant. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Patricia Bush Sheffield and a brother, Ronald T. "Ronnie" Sheffield (May 2013). Survivors include her son, Wayne and Cheryl Butler of Baxley; three sisters, Cynthia Holcombe of Orange Park, Carolyn Akridge of Baxley and Sandra Rowell of Harker Heights, TX; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews also survive. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 10 at 3:00 p.m. at Miles-Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Ron Ross and the Reverend Brad Park officiating. Visitation was held Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Gary George Collins, 70, of Baxley, died Saturday, May 3, 2014 at his residence. Collins was born on October 19, 1943 in Bacon County. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and retired from Independent Life Insurance Company. Collins was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Collins. Survivors include his wife, Emma Jean Collins of Baxley; mother, Helen Walters Kennedy of Baxley; sister, Lark McIntosh of Anderson, South Carolina; and brother, Joey Collins of Baxley. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 6 at 11:00 a.m. from Crosby Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Buddy Coss and the Rev. Chris Nail officiating. Active pallbearers were Stanley Norris, Gary Norris, Jody Collins, Reid Collins, Stacy Culbreath and Neil Phillips. Honorary pallbearers were all friends in attendance. Visitation was Monday, May 5, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Swain Funeral Home. The family received friends at the home on 1499 Nail Rd. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Spanish Oak Hospice, 8510 Whitfield Ave., Savannah, Ga. 31406 or Crosby Chapel Methodist Church, 2607 Crosby Chapel Church Rd., Baxley, Ga. 31513 Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. ================== Issue: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Jane Ann Thornton Smith, 71, who passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014. She was a native and lifelong resident of Appling County. She was a loving sister. She loved country and gospel music, children, singing and sitting outside. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Lyndia Thornton and sisters, Juanita Daniels and Francis Thornton. Survivors include two sisters, Shirley and Ernie Mann of Baxley and Mary Sharpe of Baxley; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Martha Crosby. Visitation was held Tuesday, May 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 with the Reverend Tommy Daniels officiating. Interment followed in Surrency City Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Steve Holton, Dustin Mann, William Carter, Kenny Carter and Leonard Spell. Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Betty M. McDonald, 84, died Thursday, May 1, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Betty was born July 1, 1929 in Baxley, to the late Emmett Mock and the late Sallie Hardwick Mock and was the widow of the late Robert Way McDonald. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Baxley where she served on the administrative council and was a member of the United Methodist Women. Betty worked at Baxley Federal Savings Bank for 31 years achieving the position of Vice President before her retirement. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Mock and two aunts, Grace Hardwick and Carey Hardwick. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Carlin and Charles W. Morris of Dallas, TX and Lisa and Robert G. Kupper of Paducah, KY; grandchildren, Caitlin Hyatt and her husband, William Michael Hyatt of Dallas, TX, Jennifer Ray and her husband, Luther Beebe Ray, IV of Pompano Beach, FL, Charles R. Morris and his wife Lindsay Morris of Dallas, TX, and Jillian Yi and her husband Ung Chang Yi of Frisco, TX; four great-grandchildren and a fifth great grandchild expected in September; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014 from the First United Methodist Church of Baxley with the Rev. Patrick Brannen officiating and a eulogy by James I. Johnson. Interment followed in Omega Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Charles Robert Morris, William Michael Hyatt, Larry Eugene Morris, Ricky Platt, Billy Bowers, and Trevor Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were all friends in attendance of the funeral service Music was by Jeff Lewis, Tami Swain and Raylene Carter. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Main Street Baxley, Georgia 31513. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. --- Homegoing celebration services were held for Shirley Pearl Clemmons King from the Greater Saint Matthews Faithful Church in Baxley, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 17. She transitioned from earth to eternity on Sunday, May 11, 2014 (Mother's Day), at the home of her daughter, Abigail Bryant in Bristol, surrounded by her loving and caring family. Shirley Pearl, 67, was born to the parentage of the late Hosea Clemmons and the late Lucille Smith Clemmons in Wayne County on January 12, 1947. She was united in Holy matrimony to Ike King. She was educated in the Clinch County School System in Homerville. King was employed for a number of years at the Appling County Public Library in Baxley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Pearlie Mae Harrell; a son, Christopher Yarbrough; a granddaughter, Ja Tia McCall; a grandson, Brandon Clemons; grandparents, Homer and Lucille Graham Smith; and aunts and uncles, James (Ruth Lee) Johnson and Ben (Mary) Freeman. She is survived by five daughters, Rose Mary Clemmons of Jesup, Molly (Vinson) Merritt of Jesup, Patricia Horne of Bear, Delaware and Abigail (Robert Sr.) Bryant of Bristol; four sons, Walter L. (Geanette) Edwards of Jacksonville, FL, James M. Harrell of Baxley, Carlos Yarbrough of Baxley and Deryl Edwards of Baxley; 33 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; very special friends of the family, Willie B. Lloyd, Queen Kitchen, both of Baxley, Glenda Young and Omilee Edwards, both of Homerville; and special nieces and nephews, Emma Pear Johnson, Harl Johnson, Carl Johnson and Michael Green. Bishop Lucious Rogers, pastor, presided at the services. Eulogy was given by The Rev. Michael Fedrick. Active pallbearers were her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were Walter L. Edwards, Carlos Yarbrough, James M. Harrell and Deryl Edwards. Interment followed in Baxley Cemetery, Friendship Church Road. Musical selections were rendered by Phyllis Jackson, Ihesia Bryant, the Love and Faith Chapel Choir, Alfreda West, Stacy Bryant and Sharon Bryant. Condolences to the family may be expressed to www.cmbrownfh.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Brown Funeral Home. --- Nick A. Fortner, 62, of Hazlehurst, died Thursday, May 8, 2014 at his residence. Fortner was born February 15, 1952 in Fulton County, but had resided in Hazlehurst for the past 30 years. He was a carpenter and a member of the First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Annie Alberta Bowling Fortner. Survivors include his wife, Dianne Floyd Fortner of Hazlehurst; one daughter, Amber Alisha Fortner of Hazlehurst; son, Levi McKinley Fortner of Hazlehurst; his father and step-mother, Wallace Marion and Sara Vines Fortner of Smyrna; two sisters, Cindy Fortner of Winder and Jennifer Depp of Canton; one brother, Mike Fortner of Forest Park; two grandchildren and ten nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held at 4:00 p.m. Monday, May 12 in the chapel of Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home with the Reverend's Charles Carter, Andy Williams and Matthew McNeely officiating. Musical selections were rendered by his son, Levi Fortner. Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. ================== Issue: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Terry Jean McLeod, 59, who passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Pavilion under the care of Comfort Care Hospice. She was a native of Glynn County and had spent most of her life in Baxley and Hazlehurst. She was a graduate of Appling County High School in 1972 and was a dedicated basketball player for the Lady Pirates. She played softball for the Men's Den and retired from Hazlehurst Mills. Preceding her in death were her parents, Ivey "Pete" and Edna McLeod; a sister, Joyce Hart McLeod and a beloved dog of 19 years, Maggie. Survivors include one sister, Lisa (Richard) Walker of Baxley; one brother, Swain McLeod of Jesup; a special aunt, Shirley Rouse of Baxley, one niece, Kristal Walker; two nephews, Jason Walker and Jonathan Walker; two great nieces, Madison Walker and Brilee Walker and her buddy, Yolanda Thomas. Visitation was held Tuesday, May 20 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 21 at 11:00 a.m. at the Miles-Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with Donald Rouse and Lisa Walker speaking. Interment followed in Melton's Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Michael Ussery, Ronnie Walker, William Griffin and Winston Mincey. Honorary pallbearers were the Pavilion "B" Hall Nurses and Comfort Care Hospice. Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Tommie Lee Staten Ogden (black) was born on January 30, 1923 to the late Bismarck Staten and Ulla Haynes. She was united in Holy Matrimony to Alvin Ogden in April 1943, who preceded her in death on May 23, 1998. To that union, seven children were born. Tommie Lee Ogden departed to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday May 19, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memories: Areatha (B.J.) Virgil of Baxley; Blondell (Joey-deceased) Webb of Baxley; Eddie (Lois) Ogden of Pooler; Claudette (Wilson) Scott of Pooler; Ervin (Assunta) Ogden of Midway; Turner (Ann) Ogden of Baxley; Alfred (Patricia) Ogden of Pooler; and one sister, Oma Brown of Savannah; nineteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great grand; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. --- Homegoing celebration services were held for Wendell D. Burkett at 2:00 p.m. from St. Paul Church of God In Christ on Highway 121 South in Surrency. He transitioned from earth to eternity on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Wendell was born Oct. 17, 1957 in Baxley to the union of the late Jethar Burkett and the late Gussie Mae Alderman Burkett. Grandparents, Robert and Vinia Neville-Alderman and Coree and Will Harding, all of whom preceded him in death. His Christian experience began at Surrency Grove Baptist Church where he was an active member and later in 1989 he moved his membership to Tabernacle Deliverance Holy Ghost Temple in Christ Church. Burkett worked faithfully for 17 years as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and later became a minister. Apostle Burkett's first assignment as a pastor began in Hazlehurst and he served three years before becoming pastor of Absolute Truth Ministries in Nicholls from 1995 until God called him home. Burkett attended elementary school in Surrency. He graduated from Appling Consolidated High School and attended Fort Valley State College. On Oct. 17, 1980 he was united in matrimony to Doris Goethie Burkett. To this union was born four children, Candace Burkett, Crystal (Jermaine) Blaine, Sylvia and Isaiah Burkett, all of Surrency; three sisters, Phyllis Cray of Wilmington, Delaware, Lawanna Burkett of Baxley and Reba Cash of Surrency; two brothers, Milus Burkett and Simeon (Lillie) Burkett of Surrency; two aunts and uncle, Vera J. George, Minnie A. Barnes and Charles Alderman; four grandchildren, Xavier, Brooklyn, Destiny and Jeremiah; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Apostle Alfred Solomon was the officiating minister and Apostle Leviticus Moore was the eulogist. Interment followed in Surrency Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers were cousins and friends. Honorary pallbearers were members of Absolute Truth Ministries. Musical selections were rendered by the Fellowship Choir, and Prophetess Karla James. The Absolute Truth Dance Ministry "A Chosen Few" ministered through worship and dance. Condolences to the family may be expressed to www.cmbrownfh.com. 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    1. [GAAPPLIN] March 2014 - Baxley News Banner Obituaries
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: redbirdacres1 Surnames: Classification: obituary Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.georgia.counties.appling/954/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Appling County, Georgia USA The Baxley News-Banner Obituaries March 2014 ================== ================== Issue: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 --- Randall Kelly Bird, 56, of Baxley, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah. Bird was born May 21, 1957 in Appling County. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served in various leadership capacities. Bird has been an active member of Boy Scout Troup 472 for 50 years and earned the rank of Eagle Scout and later served as Scout Master for a number of years. Survivors include his wife, Denise Bird of Baxley; daughter, Rachel Kelly Bird of Baxley; Parents, Claude and Cleora Bird of Baxley; brother, Gary Bird of Baxley; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held Friday, February 28 at 2:00 p.m. from the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim McLendon, the Rev. Thad Harvey and the Rev. Rick Brown officiating. Interment followed in Appling Memorial Gardens. Mr. Bird will lay in state one hour prior to funeral service. Active pallbearers were Brad Rentz, Charles Vann, J.T. Pollock, Matt Jones, Mitch McLean and Brad Park. Honorary pallbearers were Boy Scout Troup 472 Visitation was Thursday, February 27 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Musical selections were rendered by Chelsei Norris and Brandi Harvey. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Boy Scout Troup 472 c/o First United Methodist Church 217 South Main Street, Baxley, Ga. 31513. Funeral arrangements for Randall Kelly Bird, 56, of Baxley, were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Amelia Ann Carter, 81, who passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Appling Healthcare Systems, under the care of Southern Care Hospice. She was a native of Charlotte, N.C. living the past 30 years in Baxley and retired from McDaniel Vending Service in Jesup after 30 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Carter; grandson, Travis Carter; sister, Audrey Ash and a brother, Perry Darby. Surviving are two daughters, Linda Ann Carter of Baxley and Donna Mae Carter of Jacksonville, FL; one son, Perry and wife, Raedell Carter of Baxley; five grandchildren, Jean Justice, Nicole Carter, Wesley Sheppard, Tracy Carter and Kevin Sheppard; four great-grandchildren, Will, Nicholas, Logan and Cadence and other family also survive. A private family memorial service honoring the lives of Eddie and Ann Carter will be held at Omega Cemetery. Family and friends may sign the on-line registry at www.milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Jessie Louis "Joe" Crowley, 82, of Baxley, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at his residence.Crowley was born January 17, 1932 in Liberty County and was the son of the late Leland Ross Crowley and the late Eva Ashmore Crowley. He was a member of the Fleming Baptist Church. Crowley was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Appling County Road Department as a supervisor. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Grace Crowley, two sons, Jerry Kersey and Ronnie Crowley. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Wendell Spell, of Baxley; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Lawton Shumans, of Richmond Hill; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Clarence and Joy Crowley, Paul and Margie Crowley, both of Fleming, and Clinton and Bobbie Crowley, of Alabama; one grandchild, Lisa Fields and two great grandchildren, Matthew Fields and Sydney Fields; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held Friday, February 28 at 11:00 a.m. from the chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Rev. David Herndon and the Rev. Rick Brown officiating. Interment followed at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fleming at 3:00 p.m. with Military Honors. Active pallbearers were Matthew Fields, Bubba Crowley, John Crowley, David Bryant, Bill McGuire and Freddie McLain. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Errol G. Graham and Staff, Comfort Care Hospice and Appling County Road Department. Musical selections were rendered by Marilyn Bass and the Rev. Rick and Julie Brown. Visitation was Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Swain Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements for Jesse Louis " Joe" Crowley, 82, of Baxley, were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. ================== Issue: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 --- LaShonda Deshea Williams, daughter of Warren and Seveta Lewis, died on March 1, 2014 at Appling HealthCare System under the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice. LaShonda was born in Hazlehurst on December 7, 1976. She attended the Appling County High School and graduated with the class of 1995. During her high school years, LaShonda excelled in basketball, cross country and track and field. She was a member of Pentecostal Holiness Church in Brunswick. Survivors include parents, Warren Lewis and Seveta Lewis of Baxley; two children, Courtney Williams and Dennis Williams of Baxley; one sister, Konkista (Demetrius) Ellison of Macon; three brothers, Warith Allah (Regina) of Atlanta, Al-Malik Allah of Carrolton and Stacy (Melissa) Lewis of Anderson, S.C.; grandmother, Johnola Robinson of Daytona Beach, FL; great-grandmother, Drissie Mae Williams of Baxley; aunts, Zephry (John) Kirk of Trenton, N.J., Belinda Gail Robinson and Demetrice Robinson, both of Daytona Beach, FL, Nettie Jean Burke, Charlene Howard and Teresa Bing, all of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Liz Ellen Williams of Baxley; one great-great aunt, Addie Hunter of Baxley; uncles, Alvin Robinson of Daytona Beach, FL, Larry Robinson of Baxley, Albert Lee Howard and Lee Early Howard of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Anthony Williams of Texas and Conrad (Margie) McDuffie of Albany; special great aunt, Christine Robinson of Baxley; three special nieces, Demetria and Kaitlyn Ellison of Maco! n, Georgia and Ashlyn Lewis, Anderson, S.C.; a special cousin, Lundynn Spearman of Baxley; two special friends for life, Charity Yawn and Zylphia Hansley, both of Baxley and a host of cousins and dear friends. Funeral services celebrating the life of LaShonda Williams were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 8 from First African Missionary Baptist Church with Supt. James C. Futch presiding and the eulogy given by Pastor Isaiah Allen. Interment followed in Old Fields Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers were Christopher Allen, Jason Allen, Charles Baldwin, Ronald Bell, Vincent Chance and Dennis Howard. Honorary pallbearers were the staff of SOURCE, Rescare, Excel Care, Dr. Teresa Cezar and staff, Appling Healthcare and Dr. Garland Martin and staff. Musical selections were rendered by the Voices of Genesis, Tiffany Lewis, and the choir. Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.cmbrownfh.com. Brown Funeral Home was in charge of the services. --- Allen B. Wells, Sr., 73, of Jeffrey Street, North Augusta, SC, entered into rest February 26, 2014. Wells was a native of Washington, DC, having made the North Augusta area his home for the past 46 years. He was a sports enthusiast, an avid golfer and a Georgia Bulldog fan; and will always be remembered as being a devout Christian, devoted husband, father and grandfather. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Eleanor T. Wells, two sons and daughters-in-law, Barry and Kim Wells, North Augusta and Randy and Shelley Wells of Anderson; a daughter and son-in-law, Paige and Scott Kahler; six grandchildren, Brooke Wells, Barrett Wells, Sam Kahler, Sarah Kahler, Jackson Wells, and Anna Claire Wells. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. The family would like to express their appreciation to the faculty and staff of United Post Acute Care of Aiken for their care and support to the Wells family for the past six years. Memorials may be made to United Hospice of Aiken, 211 York Street, N.E., Aiken, S.C. 29801 or to James Rackley Ministries, P. O. Box 132659, Tyler, TX 75713. Swain Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. --- Shawn Lambert Stone, 32, of Perry, died Friday, February 28, 2014 in the Perry Hospital. Shawn was born December 16, 1981 in Appling County and was a member of Altamaha Baptist Church. He graduated from Jeff Davis County High School in 2000 and went on to receive his Aviation Mechanic Degree from Middle Georgia College. He was employed as an aviation mechanic at Robins Air Force Base where he worked on jet planes. He was an avid outdoorsman, a devoted father and a loving son and brother, and a friend to many. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Helen Stone. Survivors include his children, Kylee Stone, Kaitlin Stone, and Kaden Stone, all of Cochran; parents, Kenneth and Sherry Stone of Hazlehurst; brother, Justin Stone of Hazlehurst; niece, Brianna Stone of Hazlehurst; maternal grandparents, Vickers and Patricia Mead of Hazlehurst; paternal grandfather, Nathan Stone of Baxley; special friend, Michelle Fincher and her family of Perry; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 5 at 3:00 p.m. from Hillcrest Baptist Church in Hazlehurst with the Rev. Brian Brazzell and the Rev. Charles Hutcheson officiating. Interment followed in Altamaha Baptist Church Cemetery in Appling County. Active pallbearers were Stephen Mullis, Matt Rowell, Calvin Edwards, Kenny Bell, Kenneth Cravey and Stetson Wood. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Jennings and the crew of the 561st B Flight Squadron. Musical selections were rendered by Kam Brazzell, Lorrie Lewis, and Vicki Waters. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. --- Sue Ellen Stephens Roberson, 60, of Baxley, died Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Appling Healthcare System. Mrs. Roberson was born August 30, 1953 in Patterson to the late Eston Stephens, Sr. and the late Vera Davis Stephens. She was a retired waitress and of the Pentecostal Faith. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Dana Lanora Roberson. Survivors include her husband, D. L. Roberson; daughters, Lori Roberson, Debra Roberson, and Teresa Kersey; son, David Roberson; sisters Brenda Hersey and Lorene Schultz; brother, Eston Stephens, Jr.; seventeen grandchildren; and one great grandchild also survives. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 2 in the chapel of Swain Funeral Home. Interment was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Clifton Kersey, Christopher Kersey, Seth Kersey, Shawn Smith, Rusty Hutto and Jeremy Kersey. Visitation was held one hour prior to the funeral service. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the services of Freda Newell, 74, who passed away on February 12, 2014 at her home in Jacksonville after battling cancer for almost three years. She was born in Baxley and was one of five children. Her siblings, two brothers (Darwin Music and James Carlos Herndon) and two sisters (Earline Branch and Myrtle Thomas), preceded her in death. She had a passion for reading and would immerse herself in a book into the wee hours of the night. She enjoyed listening to music, going to concerts, and loved to dance. She loved animals, especially her pet cat and dogs. She was a humanitarian. Her compassion for people had no boundaries. She volunteered at the Senior Center in Jacksonville to help the elderly and loved to entertain children. She was generous, contributing to charitable organizations and always willing to help those in need. She worked many jobs in her lifetime but the most important and rewarding job she devoted her heart and soul to was being a Mom. A loving mother of three, she leaves behind two sons, Rodney E. Newell, II and Kim Newell, and a daughter, Karla G. Newell. She also leaves behind two beautiful grandchildren, Amie T. Newell and Rodney E. Newell, III. She was admired for her strength, determination, and unconditional love. A memorial service will be held at Friendship Congregational Church March 15th at 12:00. Family and friends are invited to come and share in the celebration of her life. The family wishes memorial contributions be made to First Coast Cancer Foundation, Attn: Jennifer, 18881San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32258. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. --- Beverly Ann Nance died on Sunday evening, February 23, 2014. Beverly was born on August 16, 1954 in Ft. Myers, FL, to the parentage of Mildred R. Nance and the late Willie Nance. She grew up in Ft. Myers and was educated in the Broward County School System. Beverly was preceded in death by her father, Willie Nance and a sister, Kathleen Nance. Survivors include her six children, Curtis L. (Chay Y.) Hagins of Waycross, Rosalind C. Hagins, Otis M. (Kamesha Drake) Brinson, Jr., Lawrence R. Nance, Nathan C. (Myra Merced) Nance and Josephine Brinson, all of Baxley; 20 grandchildren: Tobias Hagins, DaShaun Miller, Curshara Hagins, Maya White, LeShawn Mobley, Khaelil Russell, Kamiya Ryals, Jody Hamilton, Omaree Brinson, MeShari Drake, Shakhia Nance, Lawrence Nance, Jr., Jakhia Powell, Kobe Jordan, Lawren Lewis, Londynn Nance, Camden Byrd and Nathan Nance, Jr.; mother, Mildred R. Nance of Ft. Myers, FL; two sisters, Tanya (Andrew) Thornton and Cassandra Allen, both of Jacksonville, FL; four brothers, Eugene Nance, Sr., Carlton Nance, Sr. and Nathaniel Singleton and Clarence (Sonia) Reeves, all of Ft. Myers; nine special friends, Otis M. Brinson, Jessica Coley, Tanya White, Elaine Harris, Tasha Mckenzie, all of Baxley; Jeanette Golden of Ft. Myers, Clarence Reeves, Sr. of Tampa, FL, Hazel Lewis of Waycross and Felecia Jenk! ins of Patterson. She is also survived by a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Beverly will truly be missed and remembered by her family, friends, and all those who loved her. Funeral services honoring the life of Beverly Nance were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 1 from New Life Ministries with Elder Norris Williams, Sr., officiating. Eulogy was given by Bishop Alfred Butler. Interment followed in Baxley Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Wendell Singleton, Torrence Jones, Terrance Reynolds, Derrick Heller, Marcus Baker, Rochester Jones, Carl Curvin and Jhirmack Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were Doctor of Compassionate Services, Dr. Tonya Fordham, nurses and staff. Musical selections were by Tammy Richburg and the choir. Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.cmbrownfh.com. Brown Funeral Home was in charge of the services. --- Bobby Kirkland, 76, of Snipesvile, died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at his residence. Bobby was born in Jeff Davis County and was the son of the late Dan Kirkland, Jr. and the late Jean Chambliss Kirkland. He was preceded in death by a wife, Jewell Frost Kirkland. Bobby was a farmer and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Rawlins Morrison Kirkland of Snipesville; daughters and sons-in-law, Tabatha and Vann Wooten of Snipesville, Renea and Brad McCall of Graham, Lynn and Donnie Carver of Ambrose, Cindy and Jim Girtman of Snipesville, and Mary and Dudley Vickers of Ambrose; sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Jan Morrison, and Alex and Regina Morrison, all of Douglas; 18 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Miles Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenyon Fennell officiating. Burial followed in Palms Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers were Derick Wooten, Brandon Adams, Anthony Harris, Austin Vickers, Andrew Vickers, Cole Morrison and Bryce McCall. Musical selections were rendered by Austin Vickers and Kimberly Girtman. Miles Funeral Home of Hazlehurst was in charge of the arrangements. --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Dorothy "Dot" Eason Kimberly, 77, who passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at her residence under the care of Hospice of South Georgia. She was a native and lifelong resident of Appling County and a member of Zion Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Irwin C. Kimberly; a son, Derwin K. Kimberly and her parents, Emil and Cleta Mae Eason. Survivors include two sons, Mitchell Kimberly and wife, Darlene, of Surrency and D.J. Kimberly and wife, Megan, of Surrency; two granddaughters, Chesney Kimberly and Kristian Kimberly; two step granddaughters, Erika Tharp and Racheal Tharp; one brother, James Eason, and wife, Laverne, of Surrency; one sister, Genevieve Murray, of Surrency, several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and other family also survive. Visitation was held Tuesday, March 4 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 5 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Missionary Baptist Church with the Reverend Wayne Williamson officiating. Mrs. Kimberly lay in state one hour prior to services. Interment followed in Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Stephen Carter, Dustin Johnson, Will Perry, H.D. Kimberly, Gary Cowines and Jeffery Murray. Honorary pallbearers were the Adult Ladies Sunday School Class at Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- James W. "Smokey" Howard, Sr., 84, joined his Heavenly Father on Thursday, February 27, 2014. Graveside services were held on Saturday, March 1 at 2:00 p.m. in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. The family met friends following the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Sylvester, Lottie Moon or Annie Armstrong Missions, 207 N. Isabella St., Sylvester, GA 31791. The Rev. Howard, son of the late Willis Edgar Howard, Sr. and Maggie Dean Samuels Howard, was born in Waynesboro. He earned his Doctorate Degree in Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary in Jacksonville, FL. Fulfilling his call to the Ministry, the Rev. Howard served as pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Macon, First Baptist Church, Warrenton, West Highland Baptist Church, Macon, First Baptist Church, Colquitt, Eastern Heights Baptist Church, Columbus and First Baptist Church, Baxley. He then served with the Georgia Baptist Convention Stewardship and Annuity Department, retiring February 29, 1996. The Rev. Howard was a member of First Baptist Church, Sylvester. He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Eutonah Lea SerVoss Howard of Sylvester; his children, Deana Ruth May of Burnsville, N.C., Monabeth H. (Glenn) Parkman of Sylvester, Jimmy (Donna) Howard of Baxley, Mark Howard of Sylvester, Jay (Ellen) Howard of Waycross; eight beloved grandchildren, Travis May, Dana May, Leanna May, Leigh P. Vickery, Render Parkman, Glenna Ruth P. Carlisle, Walt Howard and Lauren Howard; and three great grandchildren, Logan, Maggie and Luke also survive. Visit www.maconmp.com to express condolences. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery was in charge of arrangements. --- Garner Max Gardner, 75, of Baxley died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in the St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah. Mr. Gardner was born August 13, 1938 in Appling County to the late Willie Roy "Bill" Gardner and the late Marie Juanita Altman Gardner. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was also a member of The Appling County Exchange Club, the Georgia Press Association (GPA) and recipient of various awards and recognitions including the Golden Club Award for 50 years in the GPA and the Freedom Bell Award. He was a retired newspaper publisher of The Baxley News-Banner. He was preceded in death by brothers, J. L. Gardner and Willie Gardner. Survivors include his wife, Helen Jones Gardner of Baxley for 54 years; sons, the Rev. Freddy (Lynn) Gardner of Broxton; Tim (Melanie) Gardner and Jamie (Amy) Gardner both of Baxley; sisters, Betty Beavin of Dallas and Wilma (Darvin) Spell of Baxley; brother, Tommy (Renee) Gardner of Crawford; twelve grandchildren; Mathew (Carrie) Gardner of Baxley, Joshua (Rebecca) Gardner of Baxley, Rachel (Joshua) Landmon of Baxley, Ryan (Katie) Gardner of Baxley, Meagin (Keaton) Sasser of Alma, Cole Gardner of Baxley , and Jacob Gardner of Baxley. Also surviving are six great grandchildren; Mattie Gardner, Cooper Gardner, Aiden Landmon, Hollis Gardner, Hadlee Gardner, and Hudson Gardner. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 8, at 10:30 a.m. from Midway Baptist Church with the Reverends Marty Anderson, Wayne Williamson, Michael Beecher, and Ronnie Rentz officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Gardner lay in state at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Visitation was held Friday evening, 6:00-8:30 p.m., at Midway Baptist Church. Active pallbearers were Matthew Gardner, Joshua Gardner, Ryan Gardner, Keaton Sasser, Joshua Landmon, Chris Floyd, Cole Gardner and Jacob Gardner. Honorary pallbearers included the Deacons of Midway Baptist Church and their wives, Dr. and Mrs. Orlando Fernando, Charles Coley, Donald and Lorene Hunter, Joann Beecher, Helen Samardjich, Ronald Bullard, Chad Bullard, Diane Dyal, Billy and Patricia O'Berry, Wanda Ammons, Lloyd Gunter, Alex Johnson, Charlie Stuckey, Butch Barfield, Johnny and Lillian Aycock, Helen Roberson, Gene and Peggy Lott, Marvin and Brenda Callaway, Chuck Nail, Lewis Parker, and all past and present employees of The Baxley News-Banner. Musical Selections were rendered by the Rev. Billy Gardner and the Midway Baptist Church Choir accompanied by Danny Smith. Remembrances may be made to the Midway Baptist Youth Fund. Funeral arrangements for Garner Max Gardner, 75, of Baxley were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. --- Jeanette Baxley Baxley passed away Thursday, March 6, at Appling Healthcare System. Mrs. Baxley, 82, was a native of Appling County, the daughter of Olen J. and Elnora "Nora" Branch Baxley. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Wilton Baxley of Baxley; four children, Marian Spears of Baxley, Marlyn Phillips of Monroe, Marsha Massey of Decatur and Robert Baxley of Monroe, N.C.; nine grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; a brother, M.H. Baxley, of Baxley; a sister, Lynda Womble, of Snellville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Baxley retired from the United State Army Civil Service in 1988. Her church home is Spring Branch Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. She was a founding Board member of the Appling County Heritage Center. Mrs. Baxley played basketball for Baxley High School at the time the team won three back-to-back State Championships with an unprecedented 109 consecutive wins. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 9 at 3:00 p.m. from Spring Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Daniels, the Rev. Robert Wigley and the Rev. Bryan Gill officiating. Interment followed in Carter Cemetery on Carter Cemetery Road. Active pallbearers were Andy Massey, Carey Phillips, Jason Massey, Matthew Baxley, Brett Massey and Dustin Cotner. Music was rendered by Lawanda Medders,Spring Branch Baptist Church Choir,The Apostles, Glynda Reeves and Lorene Purcell. Visitation was held Saturday evening, 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Swain Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. ================== Issue: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 --- Baby Corey ReShawn King, Jr., went to heaven on Monday, March 10, 2014 at the Appling HealthCare System in Baxley. He spent his final days surrounded by loving family and friends. During Corey's brief time here on earth, he touched a lot of lives. His beautiful smile could melt the hearts of those around him. With Corey's passing we are reminded that life is to be cherished and celebrated and not to be taken for granted. We created wonderful memories with Corey and are thankful that we were blessed that he came our way. Corey is survived by his parents, Kristy Lynette Ivory and Corey ReShawn King, Sr.; one sister, Destiny Ivory and one brother, Xavier Ivory; grandparents, Thomas and Ruby McDew, Margie King and Chris and Wynell Ivory; great grandparents, Maude King and Shellie and Lora Cash; and aunts and uncles, Kansona and David Wilcox, Amy McDew, Mario King and Brandon King. He also leaves behind many caregivers that gave him outstanding love and support, as well as many family, friends and loved ones who visited and prayed for him during his short life on this side of heaven. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 from C. M. Brown Funeral Home Chapel. Eulogy was given by the Rev. Kendall Bennamon. Interment followed in Rachel Baptist Church Cemetery. Musical selections were by Joy Edwards. Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.cmbrownfh.com. Brown Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Ledley Baxley passed away Saturday, March 8, at Appling Healthcare System. Baxley, 89, was a native of Appling County, the son of Wilton and Marjie Baxley. He is survived by his son, Michael (Bo) Baxley of Baxley; one sister, Sue Nell Lawson of Jacksonville, Florida; and three grandchildren; Michael Jon Baxley, Brandy Baxley Deloach and Jason Wilson Baxley, all of Baxley. He is preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Haynes Baxley. Baxley was a veteran of the United States Army and served in the Korean War. He was a member of First Baptist Church and a member of the Young Farmers. Funeral services were held Monday, March 10 at 3:00 p.m. from the chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Williamson, the Rev. Bill Stone and the Rev. Keith Alderman, officiating. Interment followed in Baxley Grave Yard Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Donnie Baxley, Pete Martin, Eldon Baxley, Wade Moody, David Brantley and Tommy Atkins. Honorary pallbearers were the Fisherman Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church, staff of the Pavilion, C-Hall, Bill Branch, Dave Sellers, James Clark, and Paschol Pearce. Visitation was Sunday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Swain Funeral Home. Musical selections were rendered by Floyd Hunter and David Williams. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. Bookmark and Share --- The Reverend James H. "Jim" Branch, 85, died Monday, February 24, 2014 in Jacksonville, FL following a brief illness. James was born in Graham on June 8, 1928 to Arthur Bowen Branch and Beulah Miller Branch, both deceased. The Branch family moved to Baxley when James was two-years-old and he resided in Baxley until he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. James served in the Army for two years during the Korean Conflict. Returning home from Germany, he was ordained as a minister and served as Pastor to three churches during his ministry of 54 years. After his retirement he also served as interim pastor for two churches, one being Dunn Memorial Baptist of Baxley. He is said to have preached 6,000 sermons, 2,000 funerals, hundreds of revivals in FL and GA and officiated for countless weddings. The Rev. Branch graduated from the Luther Rice Seminary in 1964 with a Bachelor of Divinity degree. He taught at Luther Rice Seminary for 12 years as a member of the adjunct faculty. He also held an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the North Florida Baptist Theological Seminary. James is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joan Carter Branch, daughter of the Rev. Cecil W. Carter (deceased) and Lois Beecher Carter; one daughter, Melody (Tim) Johnson; two grandchildren, Amy Terrell and Tonya (Tony) Palatsidis; three great-grandsons; three sisters, Mary (Len) Hyatt, Lee Ada (Frank) Ray and Loyce Kimberly; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his son, James D. Branch of Jacksonville and three brothers, Percy M., David C. and Wilbur Branch, all former residents of Baxley. The Rev. Branch was a gentleman and scholar who loved God, his church and family and friends. His generous, kind spirit and keen wit will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by all privileged to know him. (NOTE: Burial was in the Riverside Memorial Park, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.) ================== Issue: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 --- Mrs. Alice Geneva Barron affectionately known to family and friends as "Gen, "Geneva," "Granny," and "Queen B" was born October 11, 1934 to the late Andrew Hansley, Sr. and the late Minnie Blanding Hansley. Geneva died on March 18, 2014. She received her education in Jeff Davis County Schools. She later moved to Baxley where on Nov. 14, 1960 she met and married, Clarence R. Barron, Sr. (who preceded her in death). Geneva joined St. James A.M.E. Church and she was very active as a class leader, member of Senior Choir, Stewardess Board and secretary of the Improvement Board. She retired from the Appling County Middle School in 1999 after 30 years in food service. In addition to her parents and husband, Geneva was also preceded in death by sisters, Ella Davis and Mattie Alderman, a brother, Andrew Hansley, Jr. and a grandson, Nicholas Nails. Survivors include five daughters, Marcia Hall, Flonnie (Dwight) Nails of Baxley, Angela (Leon) Garrett, Valley, AL, Leslie (Alton) Hendricks of Hazlehurst, Carol Mobley of LaGrange; two sons, Albert Maurice (Annita) Barron of Americus and Clarence (Priscilla) Barron, Jr. of Dallas; 23 grandchildren - three devoted grandchildren, Zylphia Hansley of Baxley, Takeela Barron of Tifton and Cyntoria Barron of Baxley, eight great-grandchildren, three sisters-in-law, Matilda Stokes of Jacksonville, FL, Ernestine Barron and Merle Barron of Fort Myers, FL; two brothers-in-law, Artis Barron, Elisha Barron of Fort Myers, FL; two special friends, Carolyn Reeves and Mary Barnum; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 12 o'clock noon on Tuesday, March 25 from St. James A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Earnest Ryals presiding. Eulogy given by the Rev. Douglas Stinson. Interment followed in Old Field Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Kenneth Barron, Henry Hood, Thaddeus Russell, Reginald Fedrick, Ronald Jackson and Willie Russell, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were the Stewardess of St. James A.M.E. Church, Davita Dialysis, Geraldine Hayes, Lumber City Nursing Home, Wayne and JoAnn Bruce and Ruthie NeSmith. Musical selections were rendered by Peggy Fletcher, Catherine Pearsey and Tammy Richburg. Condolences to the family may be expressed to cmbrownfh.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Brown Funeral Home. --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Genevieve E. Murray who passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 at her residence. She was a native and lifelong resident of Appling County. She was a retired seamstress from Douglas and Harper and a member of Zion Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Cleta Mae Eason and sister, Dorothy Eason Kimberly. Survivors include her two sons, Jeff Murray and wife, Shelia, of Kountze, TX and Joe Murray and wife, Felicia, of Surrency; six grandchildren, Amber Forse, Tammy Jordan, Randy Jackson, Jessica Murray, Nicole Castille and Austin Castille; 12 gxreat-grandchildren, Magen Jordan, Mallory Jordan, Calynn Wright, Jayce Forse, Ryleigh Forse, Kaylee Jackson, Kyler Jackson, Chandler Jackson, Randi Jackson, Jesse Osteen, Isabella McCumber and Sanibel Tyler; one brother, James Eason and wife, Laverne, of Baxley; several nieces, nephews and other family also survive. Visitation was held Saturday, March 8,6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 9 at 2:00 p.m. at Zion Missionary Baptist Church with the Reverend Wayne Williamson and Elder Thomas Kelly officiating. Interment followed in Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Earl Eason, Stephen Carter, David Barber, Dustin Johnson, Adam Osteen and Jimmy Harrell. Honorary pallbearers were the Zion Missionary Baptist Church Adult Ladies Sunday School Class. Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of James Edward Pearce, 65, who passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Appling County and a retired mechanic. He was a member of Harvest Temple Church of God and enjoyed woodworking, auctions, fishing and yard sales. He loved his family, grandchildren and dog, Shadow. He was preceded in death by his parents, Manning and Dollie Pearce and a brother, Dwight Pearce. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Jeanette Leggett Pearce of Baxley; two sons, James and Lisa Pearce of Jesup and Robert and Lia Pearce of Baxley; five grandchildren, Dusty Bruce, Tyler Pearce, Aaron Pearce, Peighton Pearce and Alexis Pearce; three sisters, Gail and Matt Rushing of Baxley, Glenda and Joe Wykle of Baxley and Debbie Pearce of Baxley, several nieces, nephews and other family also survive. Visitation was held Thursday, March 20, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 21 at Miles-Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Earl Wiggins, Sister Agnus Sellers, Reverend Rick Brown and Reverend Richard Lewis officiating. Interment followed in Zoar Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Dale Johnson, Anthony Pearce, Jason Rushing, Benji Pearce, Stacey Leggett, M.C. Leggett, Jason Pearce and Huey Lane. Honorary pallbearers were Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wheeler, Mr. and Mrs. Cylde Ishee, Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie White, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Atkinson, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Horton, Mr. and Mrs. Mack Igou, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Sharpe, Dr. Ronald Reagan, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Rogers, Bill Smith, Mr. and Mrs. RL Branch, Randy Sellers, Carroll Reynolds, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Carter, Ronnie Nelson, Lonnie Wooten, Horace Wooten, Mr. and Mrs. David Barlow, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Altman and all friends and family in attendance. Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Marjorie Devereaux Westberry, 79, passed away Tuesday, March 18, at Golden Living Center. Westberry was a native of Appling County and the daughter of the late Gus Parker Devereaux and the late Henrietta Ridgdill Devereaux. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and a member of DAR and Daughters of the Confederacy. Westberry retired from Civil Service Contracting Office with Ft. Stewart. She was preceded in death by a brother, Doyle Devereaux and sister, Janice Sisson. Survivors are one daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Gary Bennett of Odum; son and daughter-in-law, Deen E. and Cheryl Westberry of Jesup; three brothers, Olvid Devereaux of Surrency, Bryant Devereaux of Forsyth and Joe Devereaux of Surrency; and five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 20 from the Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Derek Hobbs officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers were Keith Bennett, Kelly Lightsey, Mark Wingate, Gary Moore, Jr., Ted Kicklighter and Lester Stanfield. Visitation was one hour prior to the funeral service. Musical selections were rendered by Ashley Smith. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. ================== ================== Other Obituaries --- Hildred Stone (May 5, 1932 - March 12, 2014) Miles~Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Hildred Stone, 81, who passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Pavilion. He was a lifelong resident of Appling County. He was a member of Oakview Church of God and retired from Baxley Veneer and Cleat. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Pearl Stone Sr. Survivors include two brothers, Kenneth Stone of Baxley and Ellis Stone Jr. of Baxley; a niece, Erica B. Stone of Reidsville; a nephew, Ken Stone of Baxley; an adopted son, Chan Stone of Baxley and other family members also survive. Memorial services will be held Friday, March 21, 2014 at 2pm at Miles~Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Dennis Bryant officiating. Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com. Miles~Nobles Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Hildred Stone. --- Jenny Lou Coplin (April 19, 1948 - March 17, 2014) Miles~Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Jenny Lou Coplin, 65, who passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 at her residence. She was a native and lifelong resident of Appling County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Coplin; a son, Timmy Crosby, a grandson, Christian Dean; three brothers, Amos, Wainley and Carlos and a sister, Eula Mae Crapps. Survivors include her son, Greg Dean and fiancé Renea Sapp of Odum; five grandchildren, Steven Bratcher and wife Kaleigh of Baxley, Kody Dean and wife Jessica of Baxley, Phoenix Dean of Baxley, Payton Dean of Baxley and Paisley Dean of Odum; two great grandchildren, Karmen Bratcher and Dezaray House; a brother and sister in-law, Frank and Ann Barber; a nephew, Mike Crapps; a niece, Pam Williams; several other family also survive. Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2pm at Surrency Community Bible Church with the Reverend Carlton Rowell officiating. Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com. Miles~Nobles Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Jenny Lou Coplin. --- Fred Beecher - BAXLEY - Fred Beecher, 65, died March 19, 2014. Visitation: 6-8 Friday at the funeral home. Funeral: 1 p.m., Saturday at Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church. Interment: Church Cemetery. Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home Savannah Morning News March 21, 2014 ~~~ END ~~~ Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

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    1. [GAAPPLIN] November 2014 - Baxley News Banner Obituaries
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: redbirdacres1 Surnames: Classification: obituary Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.georgia.counties.appling/962/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Appling County, Georgia USA The Baxley News-Banner Obituaries November 2014 ================== ================== Issue: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 --- Carol Coleman Turner, 53, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 at Candler Hospital in Savannah. She was a native and lifelong resident of Appling County; a former nurse's aide at Lakeview Retirement Center and a member of Bethel Free Will Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Coleman and her husband, James Turner. She is survived by her mother, Alice C. Oliver and husband, Roy of Baxley; one daughter, Jennifer Holcomb and husband, Kevin of Florence, AZ; one son, Michael Morris and wife, Amanda of Surrency; five grandchildren, Amanda Jane Norris, Nikki Geary, Chyenne Geary, Kathrin Lynn Holcomb and Susan Carol Holcomb; one brother, Jerry Lee Coleman of Surrency; one nephew, Jerry Lee Gibson of Baxley, and special friend, Wyman Morris of Baxley. Memorial services were held Tuesday, November 4 at 4:00 p.m. from the Miles-Nobles Funeral Home chapel with the Reverend Virgil Carter officiating. Family and friends may sign the on-line register at milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Mary Edith Thornton Hughes, 79, of Hazlehurst, died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Memorial University Medical Center. Mary Edith was born August 16, 1935 in Jeff Davis County to the late George Washington Parlor and the late Myrtice Carter Parlor. She was a native of Jeff Davis County, a homemaker and a member of Southside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Horace Thornton and Bonnie Hughes. Survivors include four daughters, Terry and David Hughes of Hazlehurst, Brenda K. and Randy Roberson of Baxley, Mary "Lisa" Thornton Sharpe of Hazlehurst, and Sherry Lynn and Jessi Newell of Hazlehurst;one son, Snooky and Gail Thornton of Hazlehurst; one sister, Larnell Driggers of Baxley; ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 1 at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home with the Rev. Joey Andrews, the Rev. Wayne Williamson, and the Rev. Nathan Smith officiating. Interment followed in Liberty Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Jonah Wilson, Norman Saniford, Ryan Sharpe, Rylee Sharpe, Alan McGuirt, Will Hulette and Alex Grantham. Honorary pallbearers were all family and friends in attendance. Musical selections were rendered by Selena Carelock and Misty Barber. Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. --- Wallace "Pete" Hall, 91, of Surrency, died Friday, October 31, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah. Pete was born October 25, 1923, to the late Norman Wallace Hall and the late Doshie Mae McDaniel Hall. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by one sister; Jean Norris; four brothers, Sam Hall, Lawrence Hall, Quinton Hall, and Bud Hall. Survivors include one sister, JoAnn Stafford of Hinesville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church. The Rev. Derek Hobbs and the Rev. Virgil Carter officiated. Active pallbearers were Ronnie Hunter, Michael Hunter, Terry Overstreet, Louis Eason, Dale Stafford and Michael Hall. Interment followed in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Musical selections were rendered by Glenda Kersey and Mona Shumans. Visitation was held Saturday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Swain Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. --- Christine Ellen Darsey, 82, of Baxley, died Thursday, October 30, 2014. Mrs. Darsey was born November 19, 1931 in Wayne County to the late Charlie Anderson Williams and the late Ellen Tyre Williams. She was a member of Harvest Temple Church of God. Mrs. Darsey retired from the B and F Restaurant as a waitress for many years. She was preceded in death by a son, Andy Metts. Survivors include her four daughters, Nancy Tyre, Bunny Metts, Jeannie Moody and Nelda Fennell, all of Baxley. Five grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Wiggins officiating. Interment followed in Antioch Congregational Christian Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Benjie Tyre, Tyler Taylor, John Fennell, John Pearson, Edsel Moody and Randall "Rat" Kersey. Honorary pallbearers were the Pavilion nurses and staff, Comfort Care Hospice, Sherry Spell, Amy Hunter and all friends in attendance. Visitation was held Saturday evening, 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Swain Funeral Home. Musical selections were rendered by Glenn Beach. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. ================== Issue: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the funeral arrangements for Mr. John Henry Sikes, 86, who passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Community Hospice in Vidalia. He was born and raised in Baxley and was the son of the late Oscar and Tempie Sikes. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War and a carpenter by trade. He was a member of the Baxley Fire Department for 32 years. Sikes loved the lord and his family. He had a passion for music, loved singing and playing the guitar and enjoyed fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Tempie Sikes; a son, Oscar Sikes and eight brothers and sisters, Oscar Sikes, Jr., Leon Sikes, Ollie Mae Suddeth, Ocilla Carter, Mamie Lee Hicks, Estelle Peavey, Edna Sistrunk and James Sikes. He leaves behind his wife of 64 years, Gladys Sikes of Baxley; seven children, Susan Johnson and husband, Melvin of Washington, Sandra Smith and Billy of Reidsville, Marie Lamb and husband, Ronnie of Baxley, Marilyn Jenkins of Baxley, Danny Sikes and wife, Jeannie of Baxley, Connie Anderson and husband, Kelly of Coolidge and Carolyn Griffin and husband, Corey of Baxley; one sister, Ethelyne Hunter of McDonough; one brother, Donnie Sikes of Baxley; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Visitation was held Sunday, November 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services were held Monday, November 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Miles-Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Rick Brown, the Reverend Brian Patrick and the Reverend Kelly Anderson officiating. Interment followed in Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Corey Deen, Dusty Smith, Rusty Smith, Adam Hallman, Daniel Sikes and Chavis Griffin. Honorary pallbearers were the active and retired members of the Baxley Fire Department. Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Jean Roberson, 59, who passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at her residence. She was a native and lifelong resident of Appling County and a retired CNA at Appling Nursing Home. Survivors include eight brothers and sisters, Buddy Roberson and wife, Karen of Cochran, Larry Roberson of Baxley, D.L. Roberson of Baxley, Susan C. Hall of Baxley, Diane Batton and husband, Sammy of Hazlehurst, Beth Reeves of Hazlehurst, Richard Roberson, Sr. of Baxley and Michael Roberson and wife, Jan of Blackshear; a special friend, Tressa Adams of Brunswick; special niece and nephew, Richard Roberson, Jr. and Tana Roberson whom she helped raise; several nieces, nephews and great nephews also survive. Funeral services were held Friday, November 7 at 11:00 a.m. at Friendship Congregational Church Cemetery with the Reverend Bryant Bishop officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to funeral services at the cemetery. Interment followed. Active pallbearers were family members. Honorary pallbearers were the employees of Stan's Pharmacy. Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Ernest D. "Fuzzy" Jones, 78, of Baxley, died Thursday, November 6, 2014 in Savannah. Jones was born January 3, 1936 in Appling County to the late Robert Matthew "Doc" Jones and the late Lois Bullard Jones and was preceded in death by two children, Robert Matthew Jones and Jennifer Marie Jones. He was retired as an electrician after 35 years of service with Waters Electric. He was a man of few words yet was a gentle and kind-spirited family man with a great sense of humor. He was a lover of nature and an avid sports fan. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Harleen Jones of Baxley; a daughter, Mary Evette Jones of Atlanta; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Bobbie and Billy McNeely of Swainsboro, Mary Akins of Blackshear and Pat and Eugene Rouse of Jesup. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Memorial services were held Saturday, November 8 at 4:00 p.m. from the chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Brown officiating. Visitation began Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Swain Funeral Home. Musical selections were rendered by Lucy Overstreet. Remembrances may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital (501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-1942) or The Herrington Homestead (8109 GA Hwy. 297 Swainsboro, GA 30401). Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. --- Horace Herndon, 88, of Odum, died Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Altamaha Healthcare in Jesup. Herndon was born February 22, 1926 to the late Jacob Gordon Herndon and the late Mary Griffin Herndon. He was a member of Cornerstone United Pentecostal Church in Jesup. Herndon was a retired farmer and a veteran of WWII having served in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dovie Lou Herrington Herndon, a son, Herman Herndon, and a granddaughter, Dovie Lanette Herndon. Survivors include four daughters, Carolyn (Edward) Fales and Catherine (Sammy) Hutto, all of Jesup, Virginia (Ernest) Roach and Sandra Nail, all of Odum; one son, Harvey (LaWanda) Herndon of Baxley; 15 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Friday, October 31, at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Swain Funeral Home. The Reverends Ray Worley, Sammy Hutto and Mark Grimes officiated. Active pallbearers were Harvey Herndon, Dusty Herndon, Lewis Nail, Chris Nail, Vince Fales, Matthew Hutto, Michael Hutto, Chance Herndon, Greg Fales and Damian Nail. Honorary pallbearers were Altamaha Healthcare of Jesup and Buck Scarborough. Musical selections were rendered by David Williams and Tennille Green. Interment followed in Memorial Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Swain Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. --- Robin Cleveland Bruce, 60, of Baxley, died Monday, November 3, 2014 in Crossview Care Center in Pineview. Bruce was born July 14, 1954 in Appling County to the late Carroll Dane Bruce, Sr. and the late Aldine Kicklighter Bruce. He was a construction worker for Steel Structure. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include one sister, Mia Karnoutsos of Baxley; one brother and sister-in-law, Dane and Judy Bruce of Baxley; several nieces and nephews also survive. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Robin Bruce Bereavement Fund c/o of Swain Funeral Home P.O. Box 536, Baxley, Ga. 31515. Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. ================== Issue: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 --- Ethel Holmes Wilcox was born on Feb. 16, 1919 to the late Charlie and Lou Holmes in Telfair County. Ethel later moved to Appling County where she met and was united in holy matrimony to the late Waymon Wilcox. They were married for 76 years and to this union 11 children were born. She retired from Hazlehurst Mills after many years of dedicated service. Mrs. Wilcox was a faithful member of Surrency Grove Baptist Church. During her membership she sang in the choir for over 65 years before her health failed. God unveiled his master plan and called Ethel Wilcox to her final resting place on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and three children, Nathaniel, David and Clarence Wilcox. Survivors include two daughters, Gloristine (Jack) Jones of Surrency and Portia (Clifford) Wooden of Albany; seven sons, Quanida Wilcox, Stanford (Gloria) Wilcox, James Lamar (Margaret) Wilcox, James Lerico (Willie Mae) Wilcox, Donny (Faye) Wilcox, all of Surrrency, Bobby (Johnetta) Wilcox of Alexandria, LA and Tony Wilcox of Ridgeway, S.C.; two daughters-in-law, Leila Bell Wilcox, all of Surrency and Mary Wilcox of Boosier City, LA; special granddaughter, who she raised as a child: Tremealia "Tarsha" Sanders, and a god-daughter, Yvette White. She was a loving grandmother to four generations and will be missed by 35 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren and 18 great great grandchildren. She will also be cherished by special friends, Lucille Coleman, Algertha Ellis, Dot Tillman, Gertrude Jones, Geraldine Hayes and Rosa Jones and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Celebration of life services for Ethel Holmes Wilcox was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at Surrency Grove Baptist Church with Minister Lillie Burkett presiding. The Rev. Daniel Smith gave the eulogy. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers were grandsons. Musical selections were rendered by Standford Wilcox and the choir. Condolences to the family may be expressed to www.cmbrownfh.com. Brown Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Lester Smith, Jr. was born Dec. 23, 1936 to Pearle C. Smith and Buster Smith. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by Clareatha K. Smith, Wanda Jean King, William Charles King and Lorenzo Bernard Smith and one son-in-law, Calvin Wallace. Lester was retired from Youmans and ITT Rayonier and attended school in Surrency. He is survived by his children, Isabell (Wilbert) Munford of Baxley, Ida Mae Smith, Junenella (Thomas) Andrews, Brenda (MP) Smith, all of Surrency and Lester (Nancy) Smith of Macon; sisters, Ruby Dell (Albert) James of Surrency, Maggie Dell of Green Cove Spring, Fla., Ida Jones Alnoria (Forrest) Norwood, all of Baxley; one sister-in-law, Geraldine Jones of Baxley; brothers, James Edward (Teresa) Smith of Miami, Fla., Lonzo (Lucy) Smith of Surrency, the Rev. Moultrie Smith of Green Cove Spring, Fla., Eugene (Devora) Smith of Baxley, the Rev. Stewart (Martha) Smith of Hazlehurst; aunts, Eddie Mae Smith of Green Cove Spring, Fla. and Henrietta Gibbs of Tallahassee, Fla. He also leaves 19 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Homegoing celebration services for Lester Smith, Jr. were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 at Surrency Grove Baptist Church. Bishop Leonard Gibbs officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Musical selections were rendered by the congregation, Ta'liyah Smith and Lance Newkirk. Active pallbearers were Tony Smith, Leavern Thomas, Charles Jones, Marcus Gibbs, Lothair White and James Gibbs. Honorary pallbearers were Clinties White, Colon Hayes, Paul Jackson and Mike Gibbs. Condolences to the family may be expressed to www.cmbrownfh.com. Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Sandy Pickren, 79, who passed away Monday, November 10, 2014 at Appling Health Care Systems. She was a native of Brooklynn, NY and had lived the past several years in Baxley. Survivors include her husband, David Pickren of Baxley; four children, Mary Olesen and husband, Steve of New Jersey, Sonya Sanchez of Loganville, Glenn Bridges and wife, Denise of Ohio and Guy Triano and wife, Angel of South Carolina; two stepchildren, Lin Buchanan and husband, Tim of Tennessee and Al Pickren and wife, Erika of Buena Vista; ten grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one brother, Jack Weinstein of Florida; several nieces, nephews and other family also survive. Visitation was held Friday, November 14 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Friendship Congregational Christian Church with the Reverend Barry Teutsch officiating. Entombment followed in Friendship Congregational Christian Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Eric Sanchez, Steven Olesen, Brian Olesen, Glenn Bridges, Roger Smiley and Donnie Smiley. Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Joseph Lee Miller, Jr. departed this life on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at the Appling Healthcare System. Joseph was born May 24, 1958 in Appling County (Baxley) to Joseph Lee Miller, Sr. and Gladys Calhoun (Miller) Collins. Joseph joined the Upper Room Temple Church in Baxley at an early age. Later in life he moved to Glennville where he joined First African Missionary Baptist Church. After returning to Baxley he joined the Holy Ghost Temple of Apostolic Faith Church. He was united in holy matrimony to Vernell Robinson. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Susie Ann Hansley, Mary Ann Collins and brother, Daniel Miller. Survivors include his wife, Vernell Robinson Miller of Baxley; two stepsons, Randy Robinson and Lewis Allen Barron, Jr., both of Baxley; four brothers, H. J. (LaNera) Miller of Columbia, S.C., Elex (Jackie) Miller of Savannah, LeOtis (Kim) Williams of Baxley, Wendall (Laricia) Williams of Atlanta; one sister, Mary Ann (Pete) Smith of Tampa, Fla., caretakers, Billy and Etha Jean Carter of Baxley; six aunts, Mildred Cain of Glennville, as a loving and devoted mother, Betty Richardson, Almaree Miller, Lynette Holmes, and Betty Miller, all of Baxley and Nora Lee Calhoun of Ludowici; four uncles, Roosevelt Calhoun of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Warren (Charlene) Calhoun of Cobbtown, Willard Jackson of North Dakota and Elder Gregory (Sadie) Russell of Baxley; brothers-in-law, Clint Robinson of Baxley, Bishop Robinson of Jacksonville, Fla. and Phillip Collins of Jesup; eight grandchildren, special people in his life, Maude King, Ida Mae Wooten and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives a! nd friends. Celebration of life services were held for Joseph Lee Miller, Jr. at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at Upper Room Church of Christ Holiness Unto the Lord. Elder Gregory Russell presided. Eulogy was given by Elder Joseph Lumpkin. Memorialization was by cremation. Musical selections were rendered by Carletha Walker, Christine Wright, Melvin Mims and a combined choir. Condolences to the family may be expressed to www.cmbrownfh.com. Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. --- Patsy Belle Anderson McClure, 75, of Baxley, died Sunday, November 9, 2014. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 12, in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home, McRae, with burial at Telfair Memorial Gardens. A native of Laurel Cliff, OH, Patsy Belle was the daughter of the late Shad and Mary Decker Anderson. She was a homemaker. Patsy was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Dover, and a great-granddaughter, Alana Land. Survivors include her husband, Lloyd McClure, Baxley; children, Randy Bunting, Baxley, and Michelle (Steve) Ricks, McRae; stepchildren, Barbara Coleman, Pensacola, FL, Carol Beach, Carrollton, and Lee McClure, Carrollton; brother and sister, David Anderson, KY, and Donna Henry, Foster, KY; grandchildren, Lee Bunting, Mary Kinnett, Shane Bunting, Jessica Pettis, Tiffany Spires, Patty Land, Evan Ricks, Preston McClure, Paige Houston and April McClure; and 19 great-grandchildren. Please express condolences at www.vaughnfh.com. Vaughn Funeral Home of McRae had charge of arrangements. --- Albert Calvin Griffis, 88, of Waycross, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Griffis was born May 15, 1926 in Appling County to the late Ottis Lee Griffis and the late Isabele Thornton Griffis. He was a member of the Church of God in Waycross. Griffis was a veteran of the United States Army AirForce and retired from T&R Oil Company. He was preceded in death by his wives, Stella Griffis, Gertie Griffis, a daughter, Gail Byrd and five siblings. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Debra Griffis of Zebulon; six sisters and brothers-in-law, Evon Byrge of Savannah, Ruth and Bob Devereaux of Callahan, Fla., Lydia and Hubert Hart of Mineral, Virginia, Kathryn and Lonell Wright of Screven, Roxie Litton of Baxley and Linda and Bob Kimbrell of Mershon; brother and sister-in-law, Colvin and Jean Griffis of Baxley; son-in-law, Ray (Freda) Byrd of Waycross; stepson, Andrew (Juanita) Sears of Waycross; five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Swain Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lamar Lee and the Rev. Hubert Hart officiating. Interment was in Antioch Congregational Christian Church Cemetery with Military rites. Active pallbearers were Jerry Jones, Don Griffis, Armon Griffis, Wesley Griffis, Connor Griffis, Drew Griffis and Mitch Devereaux. Musical selections were rendered by Stephanie Allen and Lana Jill Williamson. Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. --- Macile V. Franklin Buchanan, 94, of Baxley, died Monday, November 10, 2014. Buchanan was born January 28, 1920 in Levy County, Florida, to the late George Newton Franklin and the Gladys Belle Rogers Franklin. She was of the Baptist Faith. Buchanan retired as store manager for Paulus Music Store. She was preceded in death by her husbands, James M. Faulkner, John Buchanan, Bobby Rose and Thomas Bedwell. Survivors include her six daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra L. Seals of Jacksonville, Florida, Gladys (Cookie) Kite of Welaka, Florida, JoAnne and Randy Dewberry of Baxley, Carol Daughtery of McIntosh, Florida, Jennifer Bowden of Tampa, Florida and Ruth Ann and Mark Diggery of Zephyrhills, Florida; one sister, Berry Lou Lucheesee of Lee, MA; ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one great-great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Wednesday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m. from Greenlawn Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida with the Rev. Justin McLellan officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. ================== Issue: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Sherlyn "Sherry" Vaughn, 54, who passed away Friday, November 21, 2014 at Emanuel Medical Center. She was a native and lifelong resident of Appling County. Survivors include her parents, Artis and Jessie Mae Vaughn of Baxley; two daughters, Jessica Hampton and husband, Chad of Baxley and Jennifer Murphy and husband, Brent of Baxley; two brothers, George Vaughn and Miles Vaughn and wife, Gina; two sisters, Julie Carter and husband, Jimmy and Brenda Gruber and husband, David; three grandchildren, Felicity Lee, Mark Lee and Payson Murphy and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 23 at 3:00 p.m. at Miles-Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Lamar Lee officiating. Interment followed in the Friendship Congregational Christian Church Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to funeral services on Sunday. Pallbearers were her nephews. Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Tony Eugene Tomlinson, 26, who passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014 at his residence. The Florida native had resided in Baxley the past 21 years and was a construction worker. He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Eugene Tomlinson. Surviving are his mother, Tammy Potter of Soperton; two children, Cameron and Dallas Tomlinson of Baxley; three brothers, Adam Tomlinson of Baxley, Derec Griffin of Baxley and John Griffin of Vidalia; one sister, April Tomlinson of Baxley; grandparents, Lloyd and Ann Tomlinson of Waycross and Judy Maddox of Jacksonville, Fl. Memorial services were held Wednesday, November 19 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the residence of Adam Tomlinson at 504 Sycamore Rd. Baxley, GA 31513. Family and friends may sign the on-line registry at milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Betty Jean Murray, 78, of Baxley, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Betty Jean was born Oct. 17, 1936 in Appling County to the late Horace L. Mixon and the late Cora Rena Mixon. She was a member of Carter's Chapel Church of God of Prophecy. She was preceded in death by her brother, Lenton McLeighton and her sister, Genora Martinez. Survivors include her husband, George Clarence Murray of Baxley; one daughter, Patricia Murray of Richmond Hill; one son, Greg Murray of Baxley and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 at Swain Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends Andrew Kersey and Darrel Quinn officiating. Active pallbearers were David Kersey, Craig Bennett, Jerry Murray, Jeffery Murray, Dale Murray and Jack Cooper. Interment followed in Memorial Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. Musical selections were rendered by Jerry Kersey and Sandra Nettles. Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. --- Jerry William Miller, 62, of Graham, died Thursday, November 20, 2014 at his residence. Miller was born March 6, 1952 in Appling County to the late W. Buddie Miller and the late Adell Dunn Miller. He attended Dunn Memorial Baptist Church and was a carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Smith Miller of Graham; daughter and son-in-law, Hayley and Nick Johnson of Charlotte, N.C; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jason William and Brandi Miller of Graham and Josh Randall and Kacie Miller of Russellville, AL; two sisters, Barbara Miller and Shelba Miller, both of Graham; brother and sister-in-law, Wesley and Cindy Miller of Powder Springs. Seven grandchildren, Tyler Daniels, Mason Miller, Lyla Joy Miller, Evan Miller, Oliver Miller, Emma Johnson and Emmaline Miller and eight nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 22 at 3:00 p.m. from Dunn Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Allen Rea and the Rev. Brian Brazzell officiating. Interment followed in Miller Cemetery at Graham United Methodist Church. Active pallbearers were Ricky Hall, Jerad Stone, Joey Boyette, Greg Crosby, Ryan King, and Dale Smith. Honorary pallbearers were members of Dunn Memorial Baptist Church, Simone Van Wright and the Rev. David Griffin. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. --- Lloyd Allen Lynch, 74 of Hortense, passed away Friday (November 14, 2014) following an extended illness. Born in Palestine, WV, his parents were Frank and Bertha McCoy Lynch. Arrangements were with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at fryefh.com. FROM FRYEFH.COM: Lloyd Allen Lynch Born: March 23, 1940 Place of Birth: Palestine , WV U.S.A. Death: November 14, 2014 Place of Death: Hortense, GA U.S.A. --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of William Keith Higginbotham, 56, who passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was a native of Florida and had lived most of his life in Baxley. Survivors include two sons, Sean Higginbotham of Baxley and Brian Lockstead of Little Rock, AR.; one daughter, Elizabeth Higginbotham of Baxley; one brother, Larry Gilcris; one sister, Regina Burns and two grandchildren, Blake Higginbotham and Brian Lockstead, Jr. Memorial services were held Friday, November 28 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Oasis Church of God in Lyons with the Reverend Gilbert Womack officiating. Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Blake Dyal, 25, who passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 after an extended illness. He was a lifelong resident of Appling County and a member of the Appling County High School graduating class of 2008. He served in the United States Navy; attended church in Appling County and was an avid outdoorsman. Survivors include his son, Stephen Chase Dyal; father, Farris Dyal and wife, Angie of Baxley; mother, Sherry Rentz Dyal and husband, Seth Fullilove of Baxley; a brother, Luke Dyal of Baxley; two sisters, Elizabeth Fullilove and Chelsae Fullilove, both of Charleston, SC. Visitation was held Friday, November 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 22 at 2:00 p.m. at Sand Hill Creek Freewill Baptist Church with the Reverend Danny Hicks officiating. Interment followed in Zoar Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Stacy R. Adams, Jr., Matthew Morris, Calvin Smith, Jr., Steven Craven, Taylor Dykes and Jeff Herrington. Honorary pallbearers were the Appling County graduating class of 2008. Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Dorothy "Snookie" Dunn, 85, of Hazlehurst, died Saturday, November 22, 2014 at The Pavilion. Dunn was born November 28, 1928 in Appling County to the late Grover Dunn and the late Bessie Oglesby Dunn. She was a member of Consolation Baptist Church and was preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel Dunn, Cleveland "Preacher" Dunn and two sisters, Christine Dunn and Ruth Dunn Land. Survivors include several nieces and nephews Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 25 at 11:00 a.m. from Consolation Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Dubberly officiating. Interment followed in Baxley Graveyard Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Chris Land, Matt Land, Jake Land, Torrey Herr, Jim Tabor, and David Crosby. Honorary pallbearers were members of Consolation Baptist Church, Jane Coleman, Lillian Simmons, Alex and Judy Johnson and Melissa Hartley. Musical selections were rendered by Brenda Knox. Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. ================== ================== Other Obituaries --- Florida Times-Union on November 21, 2014. Wenson Juanita Howell, 91, of Hilliard, passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. She was born May 8, 1923 in Appling County, GA to the late Ivy & Mary Spivey. Juanita was predeceased by her husband of 57 years in 2003, William Lamar Howell (died 2003). Survivors include her daughters, brother, sisters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 22 at 11am at River Road Baptist Church, 21067 County Road 121 Hilliard, FL 32046, with Rev. James Conner and Pastor Benjamin Loyd officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen cemetery in Jacksonville. The family will receive friends on Saturday beginning at 10am at the church. 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    1. [GAAPPLIN] July 2014 - Baxley News Banner Obituaries
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: redbirdacres1 Surnames: Classification: obituary Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.georgia.counties.appling/958/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Appling County, Georgia USA The Baxley News-Banner Obituaries July 2014 ================== ================== Issue: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 --- Ronnie Evans Thornton, 62, of Baxley, died Thursday, June 26, 2014. Thornton was born June 13, 1952 in Appling County to the late Evans Thornton and the late Odell Williams Thornton. He was a member of Carter's Chapel Church of God of Prophecy. Thornton was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Francis Thornton and Gloria Faye "Dinky" Thornton. Survivors include his wife, Molly Thornton of Baxley; two daughters, April David of Bradenton, Florida, Amy Denney of Baxley and two step daughters, Jennifer Reeves of Baxley and Beth Johnson of Bradenton, Florida; one son, Ronald Thornton of Bradenton, Florida and step-son, Robert Plumb of Michigan City, Indiana; one sister, Oline Eason of Baxley; six brothers, Willie Harold Thornton, Frank Thornton, Donnie Thornton, Bobby Gene Thornton, Kenny Thornton and Alton Thornton, all of Baxley. Twenty grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 28 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Rev. Andrew Kersey and the Rev. Virgil Carter officiating. Interment followed in Thornton Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Robby Thornton, Kyle Thornton, Colby Thornton, Bobby Chambers III, Van Harris and Kenneth "Corkey" Thornton, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers were the Maintenance Shop and Lawter Employees Tyler Jackson, Casey Reeves, Marvin Williams, Spanish Oaks Hospice and all friends and family in attendance. Visitation was held Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Swain Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to GOfundme.com/Ronnie Thornton. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. --- Robert W. Shuemake, 47, of Nicholls, passed suddenly June 26, at Mayo Clinic. He was a native of Appling County but had lived in Nicholls the past twelve years. Robert was son of the late James Shuemake and was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Shuemake and a sister, Dorothy Shuemake. Survivors include his wife of eleven years, Charlotte Criswell Shuemake of Nicholls, his mother, Lydia Gaskin Shuemake; and two daughters, Brandi Shuemake of South Carolina and Sheree Shuemake of Hazlehurst Funeral services were held Sunday, June 29, from the chapel of Crosby Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Bryant officiating. Interment followed in Omega Cemetery in Appling County. The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Active pallbearers were Kirk and Kyle Ivey, Terry McCall, Russell and Darien Waters and Bo Shuemake. All others in attendance were honorary escorts. Crosby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. --- Joey Bill Perry, 50, of Baxley, died Sunday, June 22, 2014. Perry was born, June 19, 1964, in Alma. He was employed by Wal-Mart and was preceded in death by his father, Bill Perry and his brother, Curtis Perry. Survivors include three sons, Joseph Kyle Perry, Mikel Caleb Perry, and Matthew Cody Perry, all of Baxley; his mother, Lucille Perry of Baxley; two sisters, Melba Jean (Rodney) Murphy and Carolyn (Bruce) Wolfson, both of Baxley; two brothers, Vanzel (Gail) Perry of Surrency and Kenneth "Pebo" Perry of Baxley. He is also survived by two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held Thursday, June 26, at 2:00 p.m. at Zion Church of God with the Rev. Mark Griffis and the Rev. Lamar Lee officiating. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Ira E. "Buddy" Leggett, 50, who passed away Monday, June 23, 2014 at Appling HealthCare System. He was born Nov. 25, 1963 and was a native and lifelong resident of Appling County, a retired mechanic and attended Big Oaks Church of God. He loved to work on tractors, his dog, Maggie Mae and Saturday night family get-togethers. Survivors include his wife, Bessie Jowers Leggett of Baxley; parents, I.J. and Rosalee Leggett of Baxley; one step-son, Tim Gilliard of Savannah; three sisters, Sarah Leggett Tanaka of Baxley, Debbie Leggett Taylor of Hazlehurst and Beverly Leggett Beecher of Baxley; two brothers, Carlos Leggett of Baxley and John Leggett of Baxley; several nieces, nephews and other family also survive. Visitation was held Tuesday, June 24, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 25 at 11:00 a.m. at Miles-Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with the Pastor Virginia Herrington, Reverend Richard Lewis, Reverend Mark Grimes and Reverend Earl Wiggins officiating.Interment followed in Zoar Cemetery. Active pallbearers were M.C. Leggett, Dale Johnson, Stacy Leggett, Huey Lane, Randy Carter and Joey Lewis. Honorary pallbearers were all family and friends in attendance. Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Lillian Rebecca "Midge" Hicks passed away on June 26, 2014 at her home in South Norwalk, Connecticut. Lillian was born on December 31, 1925 in Baxley to Agnes and Theodore Hall. She attended the Baxley Training School and moved to Brunswick as a young adult. Lillian later moved to South Norwalk, Connecticut where she served many patrons as a beautician. She is preceded in death by her husband; Henry Hicks, parents; Agnes and Theodore Hall, brothers; Nathaniel, Robert, and Eugene Hall, and sister; Gertis Vickers. She leaves to cherish her memories a beloved sister; Mary "Lou" Rayner of Baxley, brothers; Alonzo of S. Norwalk, CT and Theodore (Pat) Hall of Macon, sister in law, Eloise Hall, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 5, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at the Jr. Church of Christ, HUTL, 334 Kenny Lane, Baxley. --- Michael D. "Big Mike" Harrison, 41, died on June 24, 2014 at Candler Hospital in Savannah. Born in Baxley, he had lived most of his life in Bulloch County. He was a 1991 graduate of Pinewood Christian Academy. He worked at different jobs after high school including The Greek Shop before obtaining his CDL from Ogeechee Technical College in 2005. He was a truck driver and was the general manager with Suncoast Freight Company. Mike was known for his big personality and his love of people. He always had a joke and a smile on his face. People loved him wherever he went. Surviving are his son, Cooper Harrison and his mother, Amanda Harrison, of Statesboro; his parents, Emily and Dr. Gary Harrison, of Statesboro; his siblings, Robin (Josh) Axelberd of Suwanee, David (Meghan) Harrison of Dunwoody, Stephen Harrison (Cecilie Fowler) of Statesboro, Rebecca (Michael) Forest of Lawrenceville, and Kathryn Harrison of Norcross; a special friend, Jenni Sapp Griffin and her daughters, Claire and Morgan of Statesboro; his grandmother, Emojean Cooper of Surrency; several nephews also survive. The visitation was held on Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home. The funeral service was held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Eason officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Cooper Harrison Educational Fund at Farmers and Merchants Bank, 201 North Main Street, Statesboro, GA 30458. Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com. Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Reno Carter, 75, of Baxley died Thursday, June 26, 2014. Carter was born March 26, 1939 in Appling County to the late John Lester Carter, Sr. and the late Seveta Craven Carter Burroughs. He was a member of Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Baker Carter of Baxley; two daughters and sons in law, Rena' and Bootsie Morris of Wilson, North Carolina and LaDonna and Mike Hines of Four Oaks, North Carolina; two sons and daughter in law, Glynn Carter and Jody and Michelle Carter, all of Baxley; one sister, Barbara Carter Moore of Baxley; brother, Billy Carter of Baxley; four grandchildren, Savannah Hines, Carter Hines, Jake Carter and Jenna Carter and step grandchildren, Dee Morris, Marlo Morris, Paxton Morris and Jason (Patricia) Morris. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 28 at 4:30 p.m. from the Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Daniels officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers were Floyd Hunter, Dwayne Sellers, Ronald Carter, Kevin Hunter, Bill Waldon, Roger Anderson, Donald Harrelson, Jerry Hall, Gene Davis, Gay Stone, Kim Hall and Glenn L. Moody. Visitation was one hour prior to funeral service. Musical selections were rendered by Dwayne Sellers and Kim Hall. Remembrances may be made to Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 3785 Ten Mile Road, Baxley, Ga. 31513 Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. Bookmark and Share --- Charles Randall Cain, 71, of Alma, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at his residence. Cain was born January 15, 1943 in Appling County to the late George Cain and Sarah Cain Rentz. He was a Farmer and of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by a brother, George Lanier Cain. Survivors include five sisters, Phyllis Williams of Baxley, Maudrey Sanders of Hazlehurst, Hilda Bruce of Hazlehurst, Jan Jung of North Carolina and Renee Rentz of Baxley; six brothers, Jack Cain of Alma, Dwight Cain of Kentucky, J.B. Rentz of Rincon, Merrell Rentz of South Carolina, Mickey Rentz of Hazlehurst and Terry Rentz of Baxley; a very dear friend and neighbor, Ms. Betty Batten of Alma also survived. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, July 1 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home with the Rev. Jinker Horton officiating. Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements for Charles Randall Cain, age 71, of Alma. ================== Issue: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 --- Jayne H. Johnson, 63, of Baxley, died suddenly at Memorial Health in Savannah. She was a native of Alamo but had lived in Baxley since 1978. Jayne was daughter of the late Robert Hill and Ellen Sanders Hill. She worked with Dr. Craig Padgett Veterinary in Hazlehurst the past 14 years. Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Wendell Johnson of Baxley; daughter, Jamie Jones of Canton; two step sons, Marty Johnson (Julie) of Alma and Cameron Johnson (Priscilla) of Blackshear; a step daughter, Wendy Johnson of Alma; one brother, Gene Hill of Bainbridge; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 8, at 2:00 p.m. at New Vision Church with the Rev. Vic Peacock officiating. The body was carried to the church at 1:00 p.m. to lie in state. Interment followed in Alamo City Cemetery in Alamo. The family received friends at the funeral home Monday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Active pallbearers were Marty, Brandon, Cameron, Slade, Andy and Bodie Johnson and Ricky Justice. All others were considered honorary escorts. Crosby Funeral Home in Alma was in charge of arrangements. --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the services of Julee Groover Hutcheson, 80, who passed away Friday, July 4, 2014 at St. Joseph' s Hospital in Savannah. She was a native and lifelong resident of Appling County; a retired seamstress and foster mother. She was a member of Altamaha Baptist Church, the Bobby and Ann Jones Sunday School Class and served as the church florist. Mrs. Hutcheson was a mother of five and a granny to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Edna Groover; husband, Charles Edwin Hutcheson Sr.; daughter, Carol Anita Hutcheson; brother, Donald Groover; sister, Ruth Crummey and an uncle, Madison Cowart. Surviving are her children, Kay and Paul Harrelson, the Reverend Charles and Diane Hutcheson, the Reverend Kenny and Pam Hutcheson, Jennifer and Chris Peck and Jill and Michael Stallings; thirteen grandchildren, Randy Harrelson, Andy Harrelson, Brandon Harrelson, Casey Hutcheson, Wendy Carol Hutcheson, Jamie Hutcheson, Elizabeth Rowland, Angela Sermons, Nicholas Hutcheson, Bailey Peck, Emalee Peck, Jessi Stallings and Cierra Stallings; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Jo Dukes; and other family also survive. Visitation was held Sunday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Altamaha Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Monday, July 7 at 2:00 p.m. from the Altamaha Baptist Church with the Reverends Charles Hutcheson, Kenny Hutcheson and Gary Conger officiating. Mrs. Hutcheson lay in state one hour prior to services on Monday. Musical selections were by the Altamaha Church Choir, Bobby and Ann Jones, Mrs. Lorrie Ann Lewis and Nell Mullis accompanied by Rita Jane Lipthratt on piano. Interment followed in Baxley Graveyard. Active pallbearers were Randy Harrelson, Andy Harrelson, Brandon Harrelson, Casey Hutcheson, Eric Stone and Darren Sermons. Honorary pallbearers were the members of Altamaha Baptist Church, Faith Baptist Church, Velda Lynn, Trina Barlow, Pat Claxton, Donald and Rhonda Harrelson, Dr. Teresa Cezar and Knicole Lee. Family and friends may sign the on-line registry at milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Jewell Eason, 99, of Baxley died Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Mrs. Eason was born May 1, 1915 in Bleckley County to the late Wiley Lewis Barlow, Sr. and the late Lillie Crump Barlow. She was a member of the First Baptist Church for over 80 years where she was a member of the Fidelis Sunday School Class. Mrs. Eason retired from the Appling County Board of Education and was a member of the Retired Educators. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Arthur Eason, Sr., and two sons, Thomas Timothy Eason and Thomas Arthur Eason, Jr. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Jewell Irene and Bobby Tuggle of Perry; three sons and daughters-in-law, William W. and Wanda Eason of Baxley, Harold B. and Dixie Eason of Blackshear and Daniel A. and Janet Eason of Gibsonville, N.C.; brother and sister-in-law, Wiley Lewis and Marilyn Barlow, Jr. of Waynesboro; ten grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 3 at 11:00 a.m. from the chapel of Swain Funeral Home. Interment followed in Omega Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Robert Wiley Eason, Thomas A. Eason III, Stephen Davidson, Robert Tuggle, III, Mitch Crosby and William Stealy Barlow. Honorary pallbearers were Queen Esther Sunday School Class and all friends in attendance. Musical selections were rendered by Claire Tanner. Visitation was held one hour prior to funeral service. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. ================== Issue: Wednesday, July 15, 2014 --- Mary Ruth Yawn, 78, of Baxley, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at The Pavilion. Mrs. Yawn was born July 25, 1935 in Jesup to the late Cornelius Mitchell Aldridge and the late Maggie Lee Taylor Aldridge. She was a retired seamstress with Douglas and Harper and a member of Friendship Congregational Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren G. Yawn and her daughter, Brenda Kaye Yawn. Survivors include her son, Mike Yawn, of Hazlehurst; sister, Guynell (Derriel) Lott, of Alma; brother, Charles (Ann) Aldridge, of Baxley; grandchildren, Brenda Varnadoe and Brandon Yawn; and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, July 11 at 3:00 p.m. from Friendship Congregational Christian Church with the Rev. Barry Teutsch and the Rev. Rick Brown officiating. Interment followed in Baxley Graveyard. Musicians were the church choir and Pam Jones. Mrs. Yawn lay in state at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Visitation was held Thursday evening, 6:00-8:00 p.m., at Swain Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Ricky Aldridge, Mathew Taylor, Cole Taylor, Jesse Miller, Mitchel Todd, Kevin Todd and Chris Aldridge. Honorary pallbearers were all friends in attendance of the funeral service. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. --- Miles Funeral Home in Hazlehurst announces the funeral service for Charles Robert Stone, 58, of Baxley, who died Friday, July 11, 2014. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Miles Funeral Home. The Reverend Charles Carter and the Rev. Teresa Guernsey officiated with burial following in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. Charles Robert was born in Alma. He was the son of the late Allen Joseph Stone and Icie Vernell Daniels Stone and the husband of the late Brenda Miller Stone, and was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Randall Stone. He was a Navy Veteran and was a truck driver. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Darrell Creamer, Crystal and Alfred Johnson, Charlene King, all of Baxley; two step-children, Tiffany Miller of Hazlehurst and T. J. Walls of Jesup; one sister, Dora Ann Dean of Kingsland; two brothers, and sister-in-law, Kermit and Abby Stone, Wayne Stone, all of Hazlehurst; 10 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive. Active pallbearers were Terry Stone, Cody Stone, Timothy Stone, Jody Stone, Lee Stone, Dan Guernsey, Keith Wooten and Lindy Guernsey. Music was rendered by the Rev. Teresa Guernsey. Miles Funeral Home of Hazlehurst was in charge of the arrangements. --- Miles Funeral Home in Hazlehurst announces the funeral service for Mary Jeanine Fussell Paulk, 85, of Hazlehurst, who passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014. Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 8 in the chapel of Miles Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Toler officiated with burial in Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Paulk was born in Coffee County. She was the daughter of the late Dennis Fussell and Matilda Gillis Fussell and the wife of the late L. L. Paulk. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Philadelphia Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Evelyn Anderson of Douglas, Sharon Simmons of Baxley and Annette Overstreet of Hazlehurst; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; sisters, Alice Ward of Douglas and Ernestine Rizer of Walterboro, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Active pallbearers were Keith Rizer, Junior Hand, Randy Altman, Thurman Gillis, Frankie Hall and James Kersey. Music was rendered by Becky Walsh, Steve Toler, Scarlett Sweat and Shelia Sears. Miles Funeral Home of Hazlehurst was in charge of the arrangements. --- Rosalind "Rosie" Ray Deal, 91, of Bristol, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at her residence after an extended illness. The Long Branch Community resident was a member and former Sunday School Teacher of Lake Chapel Primitive Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was most known for growing beautiful daylilies, being an excellent seamstress, and taking care of her family. Survivors are her husband of 72 years, Alton J. Deal of Bristol; four daughters: Paulette and Wayne Lee and Wanda and Paul Lewis, both of Long Branch Community, Gwen McCall of Canton, Aleta and Gerald Spell of Valdosta, one son, Ben and Amelia Deal of Long Branch Community; one sister: Iwilda and Gettis Spikes of Savannah; 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and "special caregivers". Funeral services were held Saturday, July 12 at 2:00 p.m. at Lake Chapel Church with Elder Sam Bennett and Elder W.H. Durrence officiating. Interment was in Lake Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers were her family. Visitation was held 1:00 - 2:00 prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Lake Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 328 Michael Lake Road, Patterson, Ga. 31557. Please sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com. Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of arrangements. --- Sonya Denise Ogden January 13, 1963 - June 13, 2014 Baxley Funeral Home announces the funeral service for Sonya Denise Ogden, who passed away Sunday, June 13, 2014. Services were held at First Pleasant Hill Church Saturday, June 21. The Rev. Joseph F. Moore, Sr. officiated and the Rev. Edwin Williams presided with burial following in Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Sonya was born Jan. 13, 1963 in Buffalo, New York. She was the first born to her parents, Moses L. Ogden, Jr. and Ida Mae (Williams) Ogden. She confessed her love for Christ at an early age and joined Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Sonya attended Kenmore East High School in Tonawanda, New York. After graduation she entered Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York, where she continued to enjoy and exceed in the sport of track and field. Her love of reading and American literature led her to major in English literature. When the family relocated to Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1985, Sonya, being so devoted and caring of her parents, moved with them to help with the care of her loving mother. Her professional career was very exciting and gratifying. Sonya was employed by the Gilmore Enterprise Company where she held the position of Executive Assistant. She inspired and modeled an expensive line of clothing that was made just for her. She was employed by the Upjohn Pharmaceutical Corporation for many years. Sonya moved to Georgia and stayed by her mother's side. She attended First Pleasant Hill Church until her illness. Survivors include her parents, Moses and Ida Mae Ogden of Baxley; a grandmother, Minnie Ogden of Baxley; two brothers, Sheldon (Shawna) Ogden of Baxley and Terry Ogden of Kansas City, MO; a nephew, Terrance L. Ogden and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Active pallbearers were Brandon Wyatt, Avery Ryals, Jr., Foster Ogden, Jr., Brett Tabor, Nechalus Ogden, Jr., and Cederic Ogden. Honorary pallbearers were Lenis Paulk, Walter Lewis, Foster Ogden, Sr., Percell Sharp, John Ogden, Bobby Dale Sumner, Nechalus Ogden, Sr. and Michael Wright. Musical selections were rendered by Daniella Williams, Sonya and Stephanie and the First Pleasant Hill Choir. Arrangements were under the direction of Baxley Funeral Home. ================== Issue: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 --- Francis Wayne Burke, 64, of Vidalia, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at his home after a brief illness. He was born in Bulloch County on March 31, 1950, to Francis Holmes Burke and Lonita Myrtis Shuman Burke. He moved to Vidalia in 1962, and was a 1968 graduate of Vidalia High School. While in high school, he began his funeral service career with Murchison Funeral Home, and went on to graduate from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta. He was licensed by the State of Georgia as a funeral director and embalmer. He was employed with Deloach Funeral Home in Waynesboro, and also served as the Burke County Coroner for several years. Later, he worked with Elliott Funeral Home in Augusta, and most recently retired from Swain Funeral Home in Baxley. Burke is survived by his wife of ten years, Faith Somers Burke of Vidalia; two daughters, Betty Burke Hallman and husband, Kevin, of North Augusta, South Carolina, and Olivia Williford Pratt and husband, Frank, of Cartersville; five grandchildren, Taylor Herold, Chase Herold, Amber Hallman, and McKenzie Hallman, all of North Augusta, and Rose Pratt of Cartersville; one sister: Cherry Lowery and husband, Robert, of Brooklet; one niece: Jennifer Lowery Gordon and husband, Joey, of Brooklet; one nephew: Justin Lowery of Brooklet; and numerous great-nieces, and great-nephews. The family received friends at home, and visitation was held on Wednesday afternoon from 4:00 until 6:00. The funeral service was held Thursday, July 17, at 11:00 a.m. in the Vidalia Presbyterian Church with Reverend Kevin Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in Pinecrest Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim Reid, Chris Murray, Steve Leatherwood, Justin Lowery, Kevin Hallman, James Jackson, Justin McLellan and David Johnson. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Nu-Hope Club, P.O. Box 222, Vidalia GA 30475. Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home of Vidalia was in charge of arrangements. --- Mary B. Hutcheson, 74, of Baxley, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah. Mrs. Hutcheson was born December 25, 1939 in Appling County to the late Clayton Butler and the late Sarah Clois Mixon Butler. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy and retired from insurance sales. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lee Hutcheson and a son, Jamie Hutcheson. Survivors include son, Jeffery L. Hutcheson of Baxley; sisters, Geneva Walker of Perry, FL, Laverne Butler Hardy of Baxley, Latrelle Colson of Hazlehurst, and Rhonda Stringfellow of Perry, FL; brother, Tony Butler of Baxley; grandchildren, Brandon Hutcheson, Amber Hutcheson, Morgan Hutcheson, and Amanda Hutcheson; eight nieces and nephews and special friend, Mary Mixon. Funeral services were held Friday, July 18, at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of God of Prophecy with the reverends Dannie Hix, Kenny Hutcheson, Karl Sexton, and Charles Hutcheson officiating. Interment followed at the Baxley Graveyard. Mrs. Hutcheson lay in state at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Visitation was held Thursday evening, 6:00-8:00 p.m., at Swain Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Phillip Woods, Justin Kapp, Johnnie Jackson, Tony Arcuri, Allen Stephens, and Harley Spires. Musical Selections were rendered by Sandra Long, Jerry Kersey, the Rev. Karl Sexton and Rodney Carter. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. --- Renesa Latonji Lawton Reynolds, daughter of James Green and Leverdia Green, was born June 7,1976 in Appling County. Renesa departed this life and transitioned into eternal rest on July 15, 2014. She graduated with the Appling County High School Class of 1995. Renesa was employed by the Appling Healthcare System for many years. She was a very quiet spirited and humble person. She was also a very hard worker and a pillar of strength. Renesa never complained despite all of the obstacles she faced in her life. She was affectionately known as "Neesie." The following relatives preceded her in death: her brother, James T. Green; paternal grandparents, Willie Lawton and Essie Mae Lawton; maternal grandparents, Booker T. Davis and Venice Davis. Survivors include her loving and devoted daughter, Seterria Reynolds of Baxley; parents, James and Leverdia Green of Baxley; husband, Cedric Reynolds of Baxley; sister, Katrice Green of Albany; grandmother, Alice Davis of Baxley; nephew, Jeremiah Emanuel Hall; aunts, Teresa Cash, Vera McCall (Wardetha), Ida Williams, Melvia Green and Virgia Green, all of Baxley; uncles, Arnold Davis (Mildred), Jerry Davis, Stanley Davis (Latrell) and Freddie Green, all of Baxley, Dennis Green (Dorothy) of Douglas; great-aunts, Claria Russell and Willie Lee Allen, both of Baxley, Jenethel Burke (Harold) of Atlanta, Tinnie Lee Williams and Gladys Brantley, both of Philadelphia, PA, Mary Johnson and Dora Griner, both of Springfield, MA; great-uncle, Benjamin Davis of Baxley; mother-in-law, Melba Ryals of Baxley; special brother and sister, Lorenzo Cash and Selina Keith. She also leaves behind a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. A celebration of life service was held for Renesa "Neesie" Reynolds at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 19 from Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church with Pastor Tony Reynolds presiding. Eulogy was given by Bishop Lucious C. Rogers. Interment followed in Old Field Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers were Lorenzo Cash, Chauncey Keith, Rashad Hall, Norris Gibbs, Chadrick Davis and Jerry Davis, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were the Appling County High School Class of 1995 and the Appling Healthcare System staff. Musical selections were rendered by Stephanie Byrd, Tammy Richburg, Gwen Ryals and the choir. Condolences to the family may be expressed to www.cmbrownfh.com. Brown Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Herbert Rooney Tillman, of Surrency, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 13, 2014 at home surrounded by his wife and children. Rooney was the son of Herschel Clifton and Ruth Collins Tillman, also of Surrency. He was born on July 29, 1933 in Appling County near Carter's Bight on the Altamaha River. He married Peggy Jennell Collins on Sept. 21, 1951. They both attended ABAC and later moved to Savannah where he was employed as an industrial operator, first at Union Bag then at Southern Nitrogen. In 1963 Rooney moved his family to Belvedere, S.C. and continued his career in industry at Columbia Nitrogen in Augusta, GA. He was actively involved in his church and community, serving as president of the local PTA, speaking for industrial groups and pitching in for community events, school carnivals, band boosters and more. Following the faith of his fathers, he was lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. Active as a layman and teacher and member and chairman of the governing board, he was an integral part of all activities and programs of the church and enjoyed the fellowship of the Methodist Men's Club where he also presided. In 1978 Rooney accepted a job in Saudia Arabia and began working for Aramaco on the Arabian Sea and after a few years back in the U.S. he returned to Saudia Arabia worked in titanium production at Yanbu on the Red Sea. During this time Rooney and Peggy traveled around the world four times, visiting many places in Europe, Asia and Africa. Rooney and Peggy returned to Surrency after retirement whereupon he began working full-time on his home, garden and tree farms. Energetic as always, he improved the condition and productivity of his trees, garden and anything he worked on. The mere facts of his life do not describe the quality of the man and the impact he had on all those who knew him. Rooney was a rare man with an innate honesty and integrity, and as such was an immense source of strength to his family and friends. He was selfless in his dedication to his wife and family and always an excellent provider. He was always willing to help others in need and exhibited this characteristic from an early age, at one point saving his pennies and nickels from his cow milking job to buy shoes for his less fortunate classmates - he maintained this behavior all his life. He had a wonderful, if sometimes corny, sense of humor and could bring smiles to faces even in trying times. As a man he was role model for the young men in his family and community and held the respect of many, not by command, but by the power of his example. Preceded in death by his son, Herbert Michael, sisters, Verma Tillman, Hazel Thomann, Loualta Tomberlin and his brother, Raiford. Rooney is survived by his wife Peggy; daughters, Glynn Tillman of Tifton and Anna Tillman of Atlanta; son, Thomas Tillman of Decatur; grandsons, Caleb Tillman, Andrew McKibben, Declan Tillman, Tillman Minter and Aidan Tillman; great-grandson, David Cash Tillman; sister, Nita Henderson and brothers, Lowell and Stanford Tillman. Memorial services were held Wednesday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Long and Pastor Sandra Conley officiating. Eulogies were by Caleb Tillman, Glynn Tillman, Thomas Tillman and Anna Tillman. Musical selections were rendered by April Hester, Andrew McKibben and Tillman Minter. Visitation was held one hour prior to the memorial service. The family wishes to extend their deepest, heart-felt thanks to Spanish Oaks Hospice for the excellent care they gave Rooney during the last months of his life and they would like to give thanks and love especially to Simone Vann White and Gwen Jackson - they went above and beyond duty in their care of Rooney as shown by the love and respect they had for him and the care and love they gave Peggy. It is impossible to quantify how much more bearable they made an almost unbearable situation. They would also like to thank to Linda Smith for all the help and attention she gave during this time. Donations in memory of Rooney Tillman may be made to the Methodist Children's Home. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. ================== Issue: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Earl Ammons, 70, who passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at Jeff Davis Hospital under the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice. He was a lifelong resident of Appling County and owner and operator of Ammons 66 for 48 years. He served on the Appling County School Board for 16 years, a charter of the Appling County Exchange Club, past president of the Appling County Booster Club, past president of the Appling County Touchdown Club and a two time nominee for Appling County Citizen of the Year. He was ordained as a Baptist Deacon in 1965, a member of the Baxley Church of God where he was an active member in his church community and youth activities. He was preceded in death by his parents, A.C. and Wilma Ammons, Jr., grandparents, the Reverend Jim and Pearl Mixon and Leo and Bertie Ammons Survivors include his wife, Linda Ammons of Baxley; two sons, Scottie Ammons and wife, Becky of Baxley and Shane Ammons and wife, Valerie of McDonough; six grandchildren, Brett, Laura, Joshua, Hope, David and Brady; one brother, J.L. Ammons; three sisters, Linda Crosby, Nelda Coleman and Louise Mincey; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation was held Wednesday, July 23 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m. at Baxley Church of God with the Reverend Lamar Lee, the Reverend David Deen and the Reverend Brad Park officiating. Interment followed in Omega Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Orby Lamb, Bob Wiggins, David Douglas, Charles Ray Stipe, Jimmy Stipe, Charles Stone, John Lewis and Emmett Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were the Appling County High School Class of 1961 and former employees of Ammons 66 Service Station. Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Diann D. Fulton, 67, of Baxley, died Thursday, July 17, 2014 in the Pavilion. Mrs. Fulton was born April 21, 1947 in Hamlet, North Carolina. She was a seamstress at Douglas and Harper Mfg. and also worked as a waitress at the Huddle House. Fulton was a member of Riverside Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husbands, T.C. Carter and Willie Fulton, her parents, Lyman Willis Moody and Mildred Davis Moody and a sister, Linda Kaye Sturgis. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Tina and Laney Gay and Amy and Ricky Carter, all of Baxley; and four grandsons, Logan Gay, Zachary Gay, Ian Carter and Austin "P-nut" Carter, all of Baxley; two sisters, Patricia Danforth and Diana Yutmeyer; two brothers, Victor Elick and Gene Elick; and one aunt, Nina Elick. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 20 at 3:00 p.m. from Riverside Baptist Church with the Rev. Justin McLellan officiating and a Eulogy given by Ian Carter. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers were Logan Gay, Zachary Gay, Ian Carter, Austin "P-nut" Carter, Jason Carter, and Judd Carter. Honorary pallbearers were the Huddle House employees and Huddle House friends, members of the Adult Sunday School Class of Riverside Baptist Church and Comfort Care Hospice. Musical selections were rendered by Taaffe and Loni Crosby and Glynda Reeves. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home. --- Evelyn Turner Gill, 76, of Alma, died early Thursday morning July 24, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah due to injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. She was a native of Appling County but had lived in Bacon County for many years. She was daughter of the late Rev. Doris Black and Myrtice Crosby Black and was also preceded in death by her step-mother, Bonnie McCall Black, a husband, J L Turner, a sister, Judy B. Lynch. Evelyn was a member of Red Oak Baptist Church in Appling County. Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Riley Gill of Alma; five sisters, Jean Orvin Surrency, Brenda Nail, Betty Taylor, Ellen Black, all of Baxley and Elaine Edwards of Surrency; three brothers, Eddie Black of Orange Park, FL, David Black of Baxley and Dewayne Black of Bartlesville, OK; two step-daughters, Marlene Cason and Cathy Anderson of Offerman, a step-son, Ronnie Gill of Offerman, a multitude of nieces and nephews and a special friend, Norma Trowell of Alma. Funeral services were held Saturday at 11:00 o'clock from the chapel of Crosby Funeral Home with the Rev. Denny Waters, the Rev. Kathy Palmer and the Rev. Daniel Harris officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday evening between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Active pallbearers were, Roger Orvin, Jarrett Williams, Brad Mobley, Marvin Deen, Greg Black, Wade Orvin, and Pam Lee. All others in attendance will be considered as honorary. Crosby Funeral Home of Alma was in charge of all the arrangements. --- Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Charles "Shorty" Rich, 76, who passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 at his residence under the care of Comfort Care Hospice. He was a resident of Appling County and a retired truck driver of 22 years. He loved life and his family. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Rich Hopkins; parents, George and Artie Rich; and two brothers, George "Bud" Rich and Earnest Rich. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Ruby Rich of Baxley; six children, Kathy Brannan of Baxley, Charles Rich and wife, Genia of Swainsboro, James Rich and wife, Sherry of Baxley, Georgia Brannan and husband, James of Baxley, Donna Ward and husband, Rick of Baxley, Jerry Rich and wife, Michelle of Vidalia; 21 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; one sister, Alice Marsh; several nieces, nephews and other family also survive. Visitation was held Tuesday, July 22 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m. at the Miles-Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Wayne Roundtree, the Reverend Steve McGuire and the Reverend Ray Freeman officiating. Interment followed in the Omega Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Michael Englett, John Smith, Jimmy Lee, Brandon Clark, Fred Moore and Curtis Rich. Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com. Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. --- Nina Paulk Williams, 87, native of Appling County and resident of Long County, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at her residence following a lengthy illness. Nina was born on May 27, 1927 to the late Andrew Paulk and Susie Givens-Paulk in Baxley. She was educated in the Appling County School System and spent most of her life as a homemaker occasionally working outside the home as a bus monitor for Long County Board of Education as well as farming and gardening. Nina became a member of First Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Baxley, at an early age before becoming a member of New Historical Elem Missionary Baptist Church in Ludowici. Her favorite past times were cooking, quilting and spending quality time with her family. She was preceded in death by both parents, Andrew and Susie Paulk; her loving husband, Jessie Williams; a daughter, Ella Volcy; four sisters, Fannie Mae Paulk, Sarah McHenry, Geraldine Shavers and Annie Alston; and three brothers, George, Ephraim and Willie Paul. Nina was a kind and loving person that saw some good in everybody and will be sorely missed by everyone that knew her. She is survived by three daughters, Nellie Pippen (Carl) Hinesville, Andrea Ann Coleman (Emanuel), Dayton, Ohio, and Lisa Williams, Ludowici; five sons, Billie Elvis Williams (Earnestine), Ronald Williams and Randy Williams, all of Ludowici, Earl Williams (Cynthia), Jesup, and Flint Williams (Vonnie), Baxley; two brothers, Elton Paulk, Morganton, N.C. and Ozell Paulk (Faye), Norwalk, Conn.; one sister-in-law, Estene Paulk, Bryan, Texas; 21 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation was held on Monday, July 28 at New Historical Elem Missionary Baptist Church, Highway 301, Ludowici, GA from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 29 at First Pleasant Hill Church, 26 Pleasant Hill Church Road, NE, Baxley. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Ludowici. Final arrangements entrusted to Royal Funeral Home, Inc. of Jesup. ================== ================== Other Obituaries --- Mr. Ray Field Roberson - POOLER - Mr. Ray Field Roberson, born on July 28, 1927 in Baxley, GA, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 3:40 a.m. at home surrounded by his family. Mr. Ray was born in Baxley to the late Roy Carter Roberson and Maggie Lou Sellers Roberson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Wilda Mae Carter Roberson Shug. He was a member of South Newington Baptist Church where he was a deacon for 17 years. He retired from Union Camp after 39 years of service. He loved hunting and fishing, was a member of the Union Camp Hunting Club, Hamilton Ridge, for 50 years, and was a member of the Pooler Krystal Seniors Club. He was also member of the Westside Band of Brothers and was a loving husband and father. Survivors include his children, Gail & Kim Warnock, Kenny & Lana Roberson, and Ginger & Ricky Boatright; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sister, Mary Nell Lamb; brother and sister-in-law, John & Dora Roberson; several nie! ces, nephews, and two life-long friends, Jim Cowart and Jim Walea and a lot of other friends. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday in the chapel of the funeral home. Funeral: 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home with burial to follow at Hillcrest Abbey West Cemetery. Friends may sign the online register book at www.stricklandandsonsfuneralhome.com Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes West Chatham Chapel 901 W. Hwy. 80 Pooler, GA 31322 912-748-2444 Savannah Morning News July 8, 2014 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannnahnow.com/obituaries. --- WEGGENMAN-DUFFY > Bobbie Jean Woodard Weggenman-Duffy went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, July 3, 2014. She was born in Baxley, GA and lived most of her life in Jacksonville, FL. She loved boating, fishing, dancing, and playing the piano. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. She is survived by her husband, Cornelius J. Duffy, three daughters: Debbie L. Redman, Gaylene D. Morris, Hilary E. Guthrie; four grandchildren: Shauna, Travis, Jolene, and Ben. Four great grandchildren: Jonathan, Zoey, Madyson, and Jenna. Brother Mike Woodard, Stepchildren Mark and Karen Duffy, their children and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. The memorial Service will be held at 12:30 PM, Monday, July 14, 2014 at Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home, 940 Cesery Blvd. 32211. The burial will follow at the Jacksonville National Cemetery; 4083 Lannie Rd. 32216, 2:30 PM. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com --- Obituary, Florida Times-Union, July 31, 2014 John Woodard Holland (age 79) went home to be with his Lord, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was born in Appling County, Georgia. He was a faithful member of Arlington Baptist Church since 1955 where he served as a Deacon and a greeter. He enjoyed being a member of ABC Trailblazers. He served in the Army and retired from Jacksonville Electric Authority. He was a member of the Temple Lodge No. 23 since 1963 and A&A Scottish Rite Masonic Center 32nd degree since 1965. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by his daughter Susan Cauthen (Chuck), son James Holland, grandsons Charlie Cauthen (Casy) and John Holland (Audrey), granddaughter Katie Kernohan (Brian), four great-grandchildren Gabe, Chris, Eve, and Chase, brother Ed Holland (Mildred), sister Grace Gaskin, numerous other relatives and close friends. He will be greatly missed by all. He was predeceased by his loving wife Bonnie Packham Holland, of 57 years, parents Woodward and Lula Holland, brother Foster, and sisters Gladys, Wilma, Thelma, Essie, and Bobbie. The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 2, at 9:30 a.m. at Arlington Baptist Church with services immediately following at 10:30 a.m. at the church with Dr. Bill Coffman and Brother Fred Norman officiating. Burial to follow at Arlington Park Cemetery (Jacksonville, Florida). Memorial contributions may be sent in John's memory to Arlington Baptist Church. Arrangements by Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home. Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home assisting the family. ~~~ END ~~~ Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

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