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Subject: January 2014 - Baxley News Banner Obituaries
Author: ~ Wiregrass Irisheyes ~
Date: Thursday, January 01, 2015
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Appling County, Georgia USA
The Baxley News-Banner Obituaries

January 2014

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Issue: Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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Larry Eugene Davis, 72, died peacefully on Monday, December 30, 2013. Survivors include his devoted wife, Deborah Willis Davis, a daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Shannon Davis Dear and Clifford, of Pensacola, Florida; a son, Drew Davis of Petaluma, California; his brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Pat Davis, Robert and Shirley Davis, Glen and Marie Davis and Charles and Pam Davis; and his mother-in-law, Fritz Willis of Statesboro. The Davis and Willis families include eight brothers and sisters and their children and grandchildren.

Larry grew up in Appling County and was hired by Georgia Southern as a Residence Hall Monitor in 1962. He graduated from GSU and was accepted for graduate work at Syracuse University and UGA (where he completed the PhD coursework); he worked continually at Georgia Southern until he retired in 1997. He held the positions of Graduate Assistant, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students, Director of Housing, Director of Auxiliary Services, and as Interim VP for Business and Finance. He was active in his professional organization and held executive positions, including President of the Southern Association of College Auxiliary Services. He was a member and worshipped at First Baptist Church of Statesboro.

Larry enjoyed fishing with friends, Ed Brown, Glen Stewart, and Shelton Evans (“LEGS”) and caring for his roses, orchard, and extensive garden. He and Debbie loved to travel to “non-tourist” areas such as the Bahamas Out Islands.

Visitation was held Thursday, January 2 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.

Graveside services and burial was held Friday, January 3 at 10:00 a.m. at Bulloch Memorial Gardens.

A Celebration of Life Service followed the burial at 11:00 a.m., at Statesboro First Baptist Church, with Dr. John Waters officiating.

Honorary pallbearers were Ed Brown, Glen Stewart, Shelton Evans and Patricia Burkett.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Bulloch County, 515 Denmark Street, Suite 500, Statesboro, Ga. 30458.

Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.

Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home of Statesboro was in charge of the arrangements.

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Swain Funeral Home announces the death and funeral services of Mary Emma Davis. Mrs. Davis, age 89, of Baxley, died Monday, December 30, 2013, in the Bacon County Hospital System.

Mrs. Davis was born September 11, 1924, in Baxley and was the daughter of the late Ruby Carter and Zeda C. Carter, Sr. She was a member of Riverside Baptist Church and a retired seamstress. Mrs. Davis was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elvin Lawson Davis and two sons Donald and E. J. Davis.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda (Jamie) Johnson and Linda (Lee) Jones, both of Baxley; five sons Ronald (Jane) Davis, Jerry (Regina) Davis, Stanley (Taffy) Davis, Dale Davis, and Jimmy Davis, all of Baxley. She is also survived by three sisters Vera Ahl, Genene (Edsel) Murphy and Nellie Fields of Baxley; one brother Ruby (Judy) Carter, Jr. of Baxley. Mrs. Davis is also survived by nine grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Thursday, January 2, 2014, at Riverside Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Justin McLellan and the Rev. J. E. Blanton officiating.

Active pallbearers were Chris Jones, Markus Davis, Blake Davis, Jeffery Davis, Wren Johnson and Brandon Griffis.

Honorary pallbearers were the Senior Adult Sunday School Class, Caroline Anderson and Staff, Deana Hoff, and J. L. Gay.

Visitation was held Wednesday evening January 1 at 6:00 p.m.
(NOTE: Ruby CARTER was the d/o James & Emma CARTER.)

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The Baxley Funeral Home announces the funeral services for Michael Anthony “Bootnee” Howard, Jr. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7 from Bennett Tabernacle Holiness Church in Hazlehurst with the Rev. Reuben Bennett, Jr. officiating and Elder Eddie Harmon presiding. The Rev. James Hayes gave the eulogy. Interment was in Hazlehurst Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hazlehurst.

Howard passed away on November 30, 2013.

Michael Anthony was the first-born baby of the year on January 9, 1988 at Jeff Davis Hospital in Hazlehurst. He was born to the parentage of Michael Anthony Howard, Sr. and Barbara Howard. His grandmother, Maretha Howard, preceded him in death.

Michael attended Jeff Davis County Schools until his senior year. He transferred to Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, Florida and graduated with the Class of 2006. During his high school year, Michael had an outstanding record and excelled in the sport of Track and Field. Because of his diligence an athletic ability as a great track star, he was offered a full-ride scholarship upon graduation to Savannah State University. A year and a half later, he then decided to pursue a different career path and enlisted in the United States Navy in March of 2008. He served our country from March 2008 until the end of June 2013.

Michael fell in love with Precious Howard and they were united in holy matrimony on August 16, 2010. He loved and was passionate about cars, motorcycles, and running track. He was affectionately known as a big, lovable kid.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife, Prescious Howard of Virginia Beach, Virginia; loving parents, Michael Anthony Howard, Sr. and Barbara Howard of Hazlehurst; his grandfather, Billy Howard of Baxley; three brothers, Jimmy Benton of Hazlehurst, Brian (Carolyn) Thomas of Baxley and Willie Skipper of Atlanta; a goddaughter, Makaiya Valentine; a mother-in-law, Denise Hall of Hazlehurst; a father-in-law, Al Hall of Hazlehurst; a godmother, Monica Conaway; a godfather, Ronnie Stephens; godsisters, Ashley Conaway and Nunya Kornegay; a godbrother, Jaquaan Conaway; two sisters-in-law, Jasmine Denning and Porche Hall; three brothers-in-law, Dondal Denning, AJ Hall and Daley Stafford; a loving and dear friend, Jeff White; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Active pallbearers were Justin Robinson, Marquis Drinks, Chris Williams, Marquis Harris, Tracie Sailem, Jadon Harris, Mitchell Wilkerson and Ramone Fisher.

Honorary pallbearers were cousins, classmates and friends.

Musical selections were rendered by Mattie Parker, Regina Eason, and Kristy Bennett.

Baxley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Baxley Funeral Home announces the funeral services for Edith Elease Akins Rogers. Funeral services were held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, January 4 from Thankful New Jersey Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. B. J. Virgil officiating and the Rev. Wayne Rogers presiding. Interment was in Old Field Cemetery.

God unveiled his master plan and called Elease to her final resting place on December 28, 2013.

Elease was born March 1, 1930 in Appling County to the parentage of the late Otis Akins and Marie Akins Butler. She was raised by her late grandparents, Ezra and Lillie (Cray) Akins.

Elease graduated in the Class of 1948 of Peabody High School in Eastman. The class motto was “Go along the road that leads to bigger things.” In 1952, she graduated from nursing school at the Post Graduate Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, as a trained Practical Nurse. In 1953, she received her LPN (Practical Nurse License), from the Board of Examiners of Practical Nurses in the state of Georgia. She later became a Certified Operating Room Technician.

On Oct. 4, 1952, Edith Elease was united in holy matrimony to Eddie Rogers of Telfair County. They resided in Baxley until 1960 when they moved to Norwalk, Connecticut. Three lovely children, the late Eloyce Lynn Price, Daryl Rogers and Kathy Rogers Brock were born to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Rogers.

Mrs. Rogers was employed at the Norwalk Hospital until she retired in 1990 after 30 years of distinguished service.

She began her walk with God at an early age as a member of Mizpah Baptist Church. In Norwalk, she was a member of Saint James Missionary Baptist Church. She served as a member of the Senior Choir, the Senior Missionary Society and President of the Women’s Auxiliary, just to name a few affiliations. Since 1989, Mrs. Rogers has been a dedicated member of the Thankful New Jersey Missionary Baptist Church and has served as the Secretary for the Senior Missionary Society and as a deaconess. Mrs. Rogers was a faithful and enthusiastic prayer warrior, who regularly attended church services, Bible study, prayer meetings and Sunday school.

Her parents, grandparents and daughter, Eloyce Lynn Price, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her loving and devoted husband, Eddie Rogers of Baxley; children, Daryl Rogers of Enfield, CT and Kathy (David) Brock of Orlando, FL; stepchildren, Jackie (Darrell) Dunn of Port St. Lucie, FL, Jimmie (Joyce) McLeod of Palatka, FL and Reggie Smith of Fort Pierce, FL; one sister, Jackie (Boyd) Davis of Baxley; three brothers, Alnorris (Ida) Butler and Dale (Lenda) Butler, both of Baxley and Felix (Retha) Butler of Vidalia; sisters-in-law, Frances DeShazor and the Rev. Evelyn Rogers, both of Baxley, Joyce Kornegay of Atlanta, Alice Kornegay of Jacksonville, FL and Pearlie Mae Sumner of Fort Pierce, FL; brothers-in-law, Bishop Lucious (Idell) Rogers, Bobby (Rose) Rogers and Harold (Theresa) Rogers, all of Baxley and Wayne (Rose) Rogers of Pooler; stepsisters, Delores (James) Harris of Orlando, FL, Carolyn Watts of Baxley, Gwen Williams of LaGrange and Susan Sampson of Warner Robins; stepbrothers, Reuben (Louise) Butler of Orlando, FL, Wally (Earlene) Butler of Baxley and Donnie Butler of Macon; she also leaves 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers were Karl Rogers, Stacy Wilkerson, Michael Rogers, Reggie Rogers, Arrick Jackson and Janard Butler.

Honorary pallbearers were Harold Rogers, Bobby Rogers, the Rev. Wayne Rogers, Alnorris Butler, Felix Butler and Dale Butler.

Musical selections were rendered by a combined choir.

Baxley Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Issue: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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Lila Alice Hambrick Beard, 82, of Holly Hill, S.C., passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. She was born in Augusta, the daughter of the late Ben and Daisy Hambrick. She was married to the late Charles M. Beard, Jr. of Bamberg, S.C.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Cooner Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation was held on hour prior to the service. Burial followed in Denmark Cemetery in Denmark, S.C.

Mrs. Beard enjoyed playing solitaire, putting puzzles together and spending time with her family.

Survivors include six children, Bobby and Brenda Smith of Ehrhardt, S.C., Kathy Lyons of Smoaks, S.C., Cathy and John Godfrey of Baxley, Doris Hewitt of Orangeburg, S.C., Elaine and Wayne Funchess of Claremont, N.C. and Teresa and Hogan Bartlett of Holly Hill, S.C. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Cooner Funeral Home of Bamberg, South Carolina, assisted the family.

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Gyitha Devereaux
(December 4, 1935 - January 4, 2014)

Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Gyitha Devereaux, 78, who passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014 at her residence. She was a native and lifelong resident of Appling County and attended Surrency Community Church. She loved her children, grandchildren, the Lord and her church family.

Survivors include her children, Diane and Michael Luke, of Surrency, Andrew and Linda Griffin, of Laurel, MD, M.L. and Mariann Devereaux, of Jacksonville Beach, FL, Vaughn and Patty Devereaux, of Vidalia and Guelda and John Cohee, of Callahan, FL; grandchildren, Tiffany and Dustin Allen, Angie and Charlie Crosby, Ryan Cohee, Justin and Courtney Devereaux, Jesse Devereaux, Brian Smith and Sarina Moore; two great grandchildren; three sisters, Hazel and Dewayne Thornton, Jean and Luke Warren and Brenda and Jackie Knox; a sister in-law, Imogene Lamb; a brother in-law, Bobby and Ruth Devereaux; several nieces, nephews and other family also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 6 at 2:00 p.m. at Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church with the Reverend Carlton Rowell and the Reverend Tommy Daniels officiating.

Visitation was held one hour prior to funeral services on Monday at the church.

Interment followed at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Justin Devereaux, Ryan Cohee, Gary Wayne May, Stanley Griffin, John Cohee and Scott Sapp.

Honorary pallbearers were the members of Surrency Community Church, Senior Citizen Center, Joyce Tillman, the members of the Eastern Star and the members of the Pilot Club.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Surrency Community Church Building Fund at P.O. Box 163, Surrency, GA 31563 or American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.

Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com.

Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Terry Dean Nelson, BT(C) retired United States Navy, of Graham, Alabama, died Friday, January 10, 2014. He was 79. Nelson was born in Hayesville, North Carolina on March 20, 1934, the son of the late Dent K. Nelson and Roxie Carlton Nelson. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 until 1970. Throughout his military career he served upon the USS Pittsburgh (CA72), USS O’Brien (DD725), USS Denis J. Buckley (DDR889), USS Rowan (DD782), USS Steinaker (DD863) and at several U.S. Navy Recruiting Stations. Nelson received the following medals for his service, Good Conduct Medal 5th award, National Defense Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal with “Europe” Clasp and China Service Medal. After he retired from the U.S. Navy, he worked for Georgia Power retiring after 20 years.

Nelson was a member of the Holmesville Masonic Lodge 195 F and AM in Baxley, Al Sihah Shrine International, Macon and Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Hayesville, North Carolina.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Gosdin Nelson; children and their spouses, Elesa Varnadore of Baxley, Terri and Adrian Stubbs of Carrollton, Dedra and Fulvio Cenciarelli of Suwanee, Lee and Jennifer McKenzie of Bowdon; grandchildren, Christy (Luke) Schuster of Douglasville, Mary (Jason) Raburn of Carrollton, Melissa (Chip) Sullivan of Villa Rica, Caleb Varnadore of Baxley, Seth Stubbs of Carrollton, Anna Cenciarelli of Suwanee, Sofia Cenciarelli of Suwanee, Aleah McKenzie of Bowdon, Jackson McKenzie of Bowdon; one great grandson, Kade Raburn of Carrollton; sisters, Thelma Dean of Carrollton, Carol (Billy) Shadrix of Carrollton, Jane Cheek of Shreveport, Louisiana. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alews and Catherine Gosdin; two infant brothers, David and Lloyd; brother, Denny Nelson; son, Dent Nelson; sister-in-law, Barbara Wiggins; brother-in-law, Irving Dean and grandson, Joshua Varnadore.

The family received friends at Almon Funeral Home on Monday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 14, at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Almon Funeral Home with the Rev. Neil Awbrey officiating.

Pallbearers were Steven Shadrix, Rod Shadrix, Nelson Dean, Steven Nelson, Matthew Jiles and Taylor Shadrix.

Honorary pallbearers were Talon Cooley, L. C. Sailors and Sammy Joe Cooley. Interment was in Carroll Memory Gardens with Masonic rites and full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.almonfuneralhome.com.

Almon Funeral Home of Carrollton was in charge of the arrangements.

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Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Wilbur W. Peacock, 76, who passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at his residence. He was a native and lifelong resident of Appling County and a graduate of Appling County High School. He was the owner of Peacock Oil since 1970 and a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of Crosby Chapel United Methodist Church, the Appling County Chamber of Commerce, the Stockman’s Association, the Georgia Oilman’s Association and numerous civic and other community activities. He was the son of G.J. Peacock and Pauline Weaver Peacock. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Christine Peacock and Linda Medders and one brother, Winton Peacock.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Wynelle Crosby Peacock of Baxley; one daughter, Cynthia and Elliott Carter of Baxley; one granddaughter, Jordan L. Carter of Hazlehurst; one sister, Juanita and Gene Hutcheson of McBean; two brothers, James and Mary Lu Peacock of Glenwood and Johnny and Ruth Peacock of Baxley; several nieces, nephews and other family also survive.

Visitation was held Thursday, January 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 10 at 12:00 p.m. at the Miles-Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Creig Smith and the Reverend Buddy Coss officiating.

Interment followed at Crosby Chapel United Methodist Church.

Active pallbearers were Michael Taylor, Justin Taylor, Jared Turner, Cole Harrison, Payne Eason, Russell Dupree, Bobby Dupree, Stephen S. Tillman and Chris Peacock.

Honorary pallbearers were Roy and Dawn McClung, Helen and Donnie Smith, Julie and Ken Wiggins, Allan and Becky Brock, Tammy and Tommy Hand, Arrick Jackson, Donnie Reeves, Judy McDaniel, Mandy Garcia and all friends in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Crosby Chapel United Methodist Church.

Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com.

Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Issue: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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Amy Rentz Avery, 42, of Piedmont, South Carolina, died, January 11, 2014. Ms. Avery was born August 16, 1971 in Pullman, Washington. A native of Baxley, she was the daughter of Curtis David Rentz and late Joyce Elaine Fievez Rentz. She lived in Piedmont, South Carolina the last couple of years, where she was a member of the Powdersville First Baptist Church.

Amy graduated from Brewton-Parker College and earned her Masters of Education with honors at Southern Georgia University. She taught Special Education in the Georgia schools for over a decade. She was very active in her community working with youth and mission ministries of the Southern Baptist denomination. Amy and her mother also mentored many students who were learning English as a second language helping them to adapt to American culture. As a talented singer, she enjoyed participating in the music ministry of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and the Baxley Church of God.

Survivors include her daughter, Grace Elaine Avery of Piedmont, South Carolina; former husband, Gene Avery of Temple; father, David Rentz of Baxley; sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Paul Fuller of Salem, Oregon; two brothers and sister-in-law, Barry and Denise Rentz and Andy Rentz, all of Baxley; nieces and nephews, Felicia, Jared and Tonya, Eric and Luke Fuller and Sam and Cydney Rentz.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to Donna Vollrath and family as well as the First Baptist Church of Powdersville for their loving care and support of Amy during the past two years.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. The Rev. Brad Atkins, the Rev. Darrell Quinn and the Rev. Lamar Lee officiated with Donna Vollrath delivering the eulogy. She lay in state one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Doy Carter, Mike Spivey, Gene Butler, John Greco, Ryan Fievez and Felix Rentz.

Honorary pallbearers were Donna Vollrath and family, Sheila White and family, Rachel Stancil Greco, Roger and Tootsie Garner, Anna Garner, Sarah Crosby and family, John and Asa Garner and family, Jane and David Coleman and family, Sabrina Woodruff and family, Debra Brantley, Jennifer and Matt Coleman, Vanessa Butler, Autumn and Gabriel, Victoria and Bobby, Gene Avery and his entire family, Sandra and Mike Spivey, Lauren and Nikki and family, Erin and Admin Thomas, Tiffany and Jeff Switzer, Heather and Buck Thompson, Kristen Quinn, Dr. Lynn Overstreet, Jane Causey, Rochelle, Bates Taylor, Scott Taylor, Robin Taylor, Cathy Williams, Dawn Melton, Delois Jones, Debbie Farris, Dawn and Roger Branch, Billy and Lisa Mitchell, Barry Pifer, Ben and Amy Turner, Lamar and Kim Lee, Broni and Chris Rentz, Brad and Hayley Atkins and family, Fran Rentz Coursey and family, Dan and Cynthia Van Brocklin, Juanita Arnold and Dr. Wade Bryant.

Visitation was held Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Swain Funeral Home. Memorial gifts may be given to the Children’s and Outreach Ministries of Powdersville First Baptist Church, 4212 Highway 153, Easley, S.C. 29642.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.swainfuneralhomebaxley.com

Musical selections were rendered by Javan Anderson, Tammy Anderson, the Rev. Lamar Lee, Ansley Hickox and Heather Thompson.

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Herbert Edsel “Mr. Ed” Harris, 88, of Baxley, died Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

Harris was born June 29, 1925 in Appling County and was the son of the late Frank Harris and the late Blanch Milikin Harris. He was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and a member of the American Legion. Harris served in the United States Army in World War II. He was a retired Appling County School Bus Driver and a farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Westberry Harris, two sisters and four brothers.

Survivors include his two sons and daughter-in-law, Corbitt and Judy Harris and Wayne Harris, all of Baxley; five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services were held Sunday, January 19 at 3:00 p.m. from Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with the Rev. Darrell Quinn and the Rev. Paul Dubberly officiating. He lay in state one hour prior to the funeral service.

Active pallbearers were Russell Griffin, Larry Williams, James Newman, Glen Crummey, Ronnie Crummey, Terry Rentz and Ashley Kearney.

Honorary pallbearers were Mrs. Carolyn McCall’s Sunday school Class of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

Interment followed in the Milikin Cemetery.

Visitation was held Saturday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Swain Funeral Home.

Musical selections were rendered by Jonathan and Ansley Hickox and Fred and Tammy Anderson.

Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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John Henry McGuirt, 72, of Baxley, died Sunday, January 11, 2014, in Memorial Medical Center in Savannah. McGuirt was born December 21, 1941 in Wayne County and was the son of the late Daniel Webster McGuirt and Ethel Marie Parker McGuirt. He was a member of Friendship Congregational Christian Church and worked with REBCO Construction Co. before retiring. He was married to Bobby Johnson McGuirt and was preceded in death by his first wife, Lavanna White McGuirt and five brothers, Robert Benjamin, Daniel Webster, Jr., Garland, Ronald G. and Clayton McGuirt.

Survivors include his wife, Bobbie McGuirt of Baxley; one daughter, Kristy Beach of Hazlehurst; three sons, John Timothy McGuirt, Scott Edison McGuirt, and Brad Vaughn, all of Baxley; one brother, George McGuirt of Fernandina Beach, FL and nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 14 at 2:00 p.m. from Baxley Church of God with the Rev. Lamar Lee and the Rev. Monty Lasseter officiating. Interment followed in Omega Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Ricky White, Donnie Smiley, Curtis Forehand, Wendell White, Jeffrey Johnson, and Glen Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers were Mr. and Mrs. Alton Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Reynolds, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Doyle, Keelie Thornton, Donald Harrelson, Ronnie Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sheffield, Shane Parker, Candace Stone, Baxley Church of God Advent Sunday School Class and Young at Heart Group, and Chad Beach.

Music was rendered by Pat Skinner, Javan Anderson, the Rev. Monty Lasseter, the Rev. Lamar Lee, and The Baxley Church of God Choir.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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Linda Gail “Madea” Moore was born on February 16, 1951 in Surrency to the late William Bennie Lee Barfield and Gladys Lee Moore Thomas. She graduated from the Appling Consolidated High School.

Ms. Moore passed peacefully on Monday, January 13, 2014 at her residence in Baxley.

Madea accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of the Rachel Missionary Baptist Church in Baxley.

She was preceded in death by Cynthia Harris, Patricia Chappell, Wade, Kellie, Doris, Clayton, Adolph, Buddy, Rosie Lee, Bennie, Donald, Kattie Lee and Payne Barfield.

Survivors include her loving and devoted children, Sonya (Ashles) Swinson of Broxton, Bennie (Melinda) Moore of Baxley; a godson, Alfonso (Necey) Nails of Baxley; four sisters, Elaine Harris of Baxley, Willie Mae Harris of Bronx, NY, Mary Jane (Tiny) Barfield of Hollywood, FL and Norma Jean (Rufus) Ervin of Baxley; eight brothers, James Albert (Fuss) Thomas of Baxley, Adam Barfield of Surrency, Jerry (Rochelle) Barfield, Lamar Barfield, Larry Barfield and Frank Barfield, all of Hollywood, FL, Joe Barfield of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Willie James Harris of Wilmington, DE; four aunts, Eudell Harris Jenkins and Maddie Cain of New York, NY, Alice Williams of Baxley and Eura Lee Barfield of Surrency; special friend, Betty (Hosie) Hills of Graham; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, Madison Skipper and Tyler Smith, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services honoring the life of Madea Moore were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 18 from Rachel Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Kendall Bennamon officiating. Eulogy was given by Prophetess Tammie Byrd. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Tracy Jones, Stacey Wilkerson, Lemuel Wilkerson, Eric Vann, Mitchell Wilkerson, Darryl Shaw and Ken Sellers.

Honorary pallbearers were Horace Sellers, Tyrone Harris, Larry Sellers and Kirk Harris.

Musical selections were rendered by Ashles Swinson, Carletha Wright and Jamie Nails.

Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Wilma Carter Mumford, age 90, who passed away Sunday, January 12, 2014 at her residence under the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice. She was a native and lifelong resident of Appling County. She was a homemaker. She was a loyal wife, loving mother and grandmother. She loved her family and God and made everyone welcome at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Odis and Myrtice Carter Sr.; husband, Newbon B. Mumford; daughter, Janis M. Spell and great granddaughter, Jaden Brooke Mumford, two brothers, Odis Carter, JR. and David Carter and a sister, Eula Mae Carter Reynolds.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald and Velma Mumford of Baxley and Larry and Donna Mumford of Baxley; a daughter, Dianne and Gary Lewis of Jesup; seven grandchildren, David and Mary Mumford of Rockmart, Selena and Jesse Weaver of Baxley, Dedi and Skeese Carter of Baxley, Kevin and Julie Mumford of Baxley, Debbie and Jerome Dyal of Baxley, Edwin and Windy Spell of Baxley and Scott Spell of Baxley; ten great-grandchildren; a very faithful loving friend and caregiver, Phyllis Williams; a brother, Wendell and Margaret Carter of Baxley; a sister, Jeanette Jacobs of Baxley; a sister in-law, Jenarl Carter; three special pets, Buddy, Baxter and Lady; several nieces, nephews and other family may also survive.

Visitation was held Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 12:30-2:00 p.m. at the church.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church with the Reverend Ben Defore and Reverend Michael Beecher officiating.

Interment followed in Carter Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were John Steven Mumford, Brent Tomberlin, Dalton Carter, Jody Jacobs, Joey Jacobs, Jason Carter, Darby Carter and Jessie Weaver.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church c/o Lake Carter at 584 Cattle Gap Lane, Baxley, GA 31513.

Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com.

Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Wilma Carter Mumford.

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Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Richard Kenneth Sears, 72, who passed away Monday, January 6, 2014 at his residence under the care of Southern Care Hospice. He was a native of Tavares, FL and had lived in Appling County for the past 17 years. He was a retired Sargent Major in the United States Army serving in Vietnam and the Dominican Republic. He was a member of the Holmesville Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Sears of Baxley; two daughters, Tammy Lynn and Martin Wheeler of Virginia and Tracey Ann and Patrick Smith of Virginia; three grandchildren, Jonathan Ford of Summerville, S.C., Lucas Smith of Virginia and Hayley Smith of Virginia; one great-grandson, Chace Ford of Summerville S.C.; three sisters, Ora and Nick Grimes of Baxley, Cordella and Gene Laroe of Eustis, FL and Elva Farrell of Sarasota, FL; two brothers, Donald and Eileen Sears of Baxley and James and Linda Sears of Umatilla, FL; several nieces, nephews and other family also survive.

Memorial services were held Friday, January 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Miles-Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with Donald Sears officiating with full Masonic Rights.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Southern Care Hospice at 2311 East First Street, Suite B, Vidalia, GA 30474.

Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Issue: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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Patsy Hodges Brooker, 65, of Bristol, died Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at her home under the care of Southern Care Hospice.The Wayne County native was a member of Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church. She was an LPN for many years, caring for the people in Covington, Eatonton and Wayne County. She enjoyed crafting, cake decorating and family camping trips. She was predeceased by her parents, Willie Smith Hodges and Louise Moore Hodges.

Survivors are her husband of 48 years, Leland Brooker of Bristol; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sherry and Vic Brantley of Baxley, Tina Brooker of Jesup; a son, Leland Michael Brooker of Townsend; a sister, Martha and the late, Gross Helmes of Eatonton; seven brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Betty Hodges, Vernon Hodges, Gary and Brenda Hodges, David and Shelia Hodges, all of Jesup, Roland and Frances Hodges of Loganville, Timmy and Kimberly Hodges of Canton, Allen and Trina Hodges of Bloomingdale; eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funerals services were at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 23 at Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Hughes and the Rev. Parnell Aldridge officiating. Interment was in the Piney Grove Cemetery in Bristol.

Active pallbearers were Greg Goff, Shannon Hodges, William Helmes, Lester Spell, Ryan Hodges and Matt Vaughn.

Visitation was from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the funeral home.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup were in charge of arrangements.

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Miles Funeral Home in Hazlehurst announces the funeral service for Donnell Yawn Faircloth, 69, of Baxley, who passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014. Funeral services for Mrs. Faircloth were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Miles Funeral Home in Hazlehurst. The Reverends Brian Gill and Brian Brazzell officiated with burial following in Philadelphia United Methodist Cemetery in Jeff Davis County.

Mrs. Faircloth was born in Jeff Davis County. She was the daughter of the late Lemuel Sellers and Maxie Mincey Sellers. Donnell was a member of The Graham United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Kay Crosby of Hazlehurst and Shirley Braswell of Lumber City; sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Carolyn Yawn of Hazlehurst, Mitchell and Lisa Yawn of Hazlehurst and Vance and Cathy Yawn of Graham; brothers and sisters-in-law, Martin and Edna Mae Sellers of Hazlehurst, Morgan and Waynell Sellers of South Carolina; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Active pallbearers were Nathan Yawn, Mitch Yawn, Jason Herndon, Harry Jenkins, William Bailey and Paul Batten.

Miles Funeral Home in Hazlehurst was in charge of the arrangements.

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Kendil Griffin
(September 15, 1943 - January 20, 2014)

Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Kendil Griffin,70, who passed away Monday, January 20, 2014 at Jesup Healthcare under the care of Southern Care Hospice. He was a native of Appling County and had lived the past 37 years in Jesup. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos Martin and Bessie Nail Griffin.

Survivors include his two brothers, Carlton Griffin of Baxley and Leland and Cecile Griffin of Baxley; one sister, Louise Griffin Sellers of Ludowici; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Visitation was held Wednesday, January 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral services were held Thursday, January 23 at 3:00 p.m. at the Miles-Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Andrew Williams, Reverend Marty Anderson and Reverend Bobby Brinkley officiating.Interment followed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Greg Evans, Michael Evans, Ryan Christian, Brandon Griffin, Jared Griffin and Neal Griffin.

Honorary pallbearers were the staff of Southern Care Hospice and Jesup Healthcare.

The family request in lieu of flowers donations be made to Southern Care Hospice at 2311 East First Street, Suite B, Vidalia, GA 30474.

Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com.

Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Kendil Griffin.

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Eugene Anthony Tomberlin, Sr. passed away on January 12, 2014. He was born in Baxley on August 23, 1951 to the parentage of Vernie and Carrie Bell Tomberlin. Eugene was a member of the last graduating class of the Appling County Consolidated High School in 1970. Tomberlin was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church in West Palm Beach, FL and the First Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Baxley. Eugene, an entrepreneur was the owner of Gene’s Lawn and Landscaping Service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Louise Tomberlin Gibbs and Gerelene Tomberlin Williams; brothers, Willie C. Tomberlin and Jureal Tomberlin and a granddaughter, Sariyah Marie Tomberlin.

He is survived by one son, Eugene Anthony Tomberlin, Jr. of West Palm Beach, FL; four sisters, Birdie (Evrod) Scott of Hazlehurst, Ann (Bobby) Locke of Hazlehurst, Dorothy Brown of Baxley and Rita Faye Tomberlin of Baxley; five brothers, Joe (Frances) Tomberlin of West Palm Beach, FL, Sammy (Dorothy) Tomberlin of Jacksonville, N.C., Deron (Willie Mae) Tomberlin of Alma, James Tomberlin of Vidalia and Levern Tomberlin of Riviera Beach, FL; two aunts, Ruby Tomberlin of Norwalk, CT and Maude Williams of Miami, FL; a very special friend, Mary Williams of West Palm Beach, FL and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 25 from the First Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Edwin Williams presiding and eulogy given by Bishop Lucious Rogers. Interment followed in First Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Terrance Tomberlin, Shaun Tomberlin, Ronald Williams, George Paulk, Mitchell Paulk, Jason Tomberlin, Stanley Tomberlin, Melvin Paulk and Patrick Wright.

Honorary pallbearers were the classmates of the Class of 1970.

Music selections were rendered by Deacon Lennis Paulk, the Voices of Genesis and the choir.

Brown Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Other Obituaries

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Laurette Slaughter
(June 20, 2014 - January 2, 2014)

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 will be held Sunday, January 5, 2014 from 1-3pm at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 3pm at the Miles~Nobles Funeral Home Chapel.

Family and friends may sign the online guest book at milesnobles.com.

Miles~Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Erris Laurette Slaughter.

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Richard Sears
(March 1, 1941 - January 6, 2014)

Miles – Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Richard Kenneth Sears, age 72, who passed away Monday, January 06, 2014 at his residence under the care of Southern Care Hospice. He was a native of Tavares, FL and had lived in Appling County for the past 17 years. He was a retired Sargent Major in the United States Army serving in Vietnam and the Dominican Republic. He as a member of the Holmesville Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Sears of Baxley; two daughters, Tammy Lynn and Martin Wheeler of Virginia and Tracey Ann and Patrick Smith of Virginia; three grandchildren, Jonathan Ford of Summerville, SC, Lucas Smith of Virginia and Hayley Smith of Virginia;one great-grandson, Jonathan Ford of Summerville, S.C.; three sisters, Ora and Nick Grimes of Baxley, Cordella and Gene Laroe of Eustis, FL and Elva Farrell of Sarasota, FL; two brothers, Donald and Eileen Sears of Baxley and James and Linda Sears of Umatilla, FL; several nieces, nephews and other family also survive.

Memorial services will be held Friday, January 10, 2014 at 2pm at Miles~Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with Donald Sears officiating with full Masonic Rights.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Southern Care Hospice at 2311 East First Street, Suite B, Vidalia, GA 30474.

Miles – Nobles Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Richard Sears.

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CROSBY Claudine Aldridge Crosby, 91 years of age, left this life to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ, and her loved ones gone before on December 18, 2013, in Jacksonville, Florida, after a brief illness. Mrs. Crosby was born in Appling County, Georgia, on February 27, 1922, the first and only daughter of Claude Lee and Versie Miles Aldridge.
She married the love of her life, Otis Crosby, on August 10, 1938. After 43 years of marriage, Mr. Crosby died in 1982.
They lived in Baxley and Alma, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida, during their marriage. In 1994, Mrs. Crosby again moved to Jacksonville to be near her daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers (Buford, Eugene, Charles, and James Aldridge), son-in-law John Unterspan (Ree), sister-in-law Gloria Aldridge (Buford), sister-in-law Betty Aldridge (Charles), and nephew-in-law Gary Harmony (Renee).
She is survived by two daughters: Karolyn McKoy (Jim) and Ree Unterspan; three grandchildren: Deena Taylor (Michael), James McKoy, Jr. (Sara), Jacksonville, and Leigh Unterspan, Greenville, SC; two great-grandchildren: Charles Wesley Taylor and Peter Miles Taylor, Jacksonville; and beloved sister-in-law Lucille Aldridge (Eugene), Tampa. Additional survivors include seven nieces, one nephew, other relatives, great neighbors, and friends.
Mrs. Crosby was one of the Greatest Generation. While her husband served in the U.S. Navy in the Philippines during World War II, Mrs. Crosby worked at the shipyards in Jacksonville helping build Liberty Ships. She held memberships in the Alma United Methodist Church, Woodmen of the World, Exchange Club, Lions Club, DAR, and Order of the Eastern Star, Alma; Lakewood United Methodist Church and Bible Study Fellowship, Jacksonville.
In addition to attending Appling County schools, Mrs. Crosby continually pursued educational courses in connection with the various jobs she held during her lifetime. While living in Alma, among other employments, Mrs. Crosby managed the Bacon County Tax Equalization Program and Tax Assessor's Office for 20 years. Mr. and Mrs. Crosby also owned and operated White's Auto Store from 1972 to 1983.
Mrs. Crosby greatly loved her family, friends, and neighbors and that love was reciprocated. She will be remembered most for her giving spirit, her hospitality, her excellent cooking, and her talent for remodeling, decorating and landscaping. She was an excellent seamstress and made many beautiful dresses and costumes for her daughters, grandchildren and others. Mrs. Crosby greatly enjoyed reading and traveling and made many trips in and out of the country during her lifetime.
Memorials to Mrs. Crosby may be made to Lakewood United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 6133 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32217 or Alma United Methodist Church, 602 N. Dixon Street, Alma, GA 31510. Family and friends celebrated Mrs. Crosby's life during a visitation at 2:00 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 21, at the Miles-Nobles Funeral Home Chapel, Baxley, Georgia, with great-nephew Rev. Todd Crosby officiating. The interment was at Miles Family Cemetery, Appling County, Georgia.
Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Jan. 12, 2014

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Wilma Carter Mumford
(July 11, 1923 - January 12, 2014)

Miles~Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Wilma Carter Mumford, age 90, who passed away Sunday, January 12, 2014 at her residence under the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice. She was a native and lifelong resident of Appling County. She was a homemaker. She was a loyal wife, loving mother and grandmother. She loved her family and God and made everyone welcome at her home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Odis and Myrtice Carter Sr.; husband, Newbon B. Mumford; daughter, Janis M. Spell and great granddaughter, Jaden Brooke Mumford, two brothers, Odis Carter, JR. and David Carter and a sister, Eula Mae Carter Reynolds.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald and Velma Mumford of Baxley and Larry and Donna Mumford of Baxley; a daughter, Dianne and Gary Lewis of Jesup; seven grandchildren, David and Mary Mumford of Rockmart, GA, Selena and Jesse Weaver of Baxley, Dedi and Skeese Carter of Baxley, Kevin and Julie Mumford of Baxley, Debbie and Jerome Dyal of Baxley, Edwin and Windy Spell of Baxley and Scott Spell of Baxley; ten great-grandchildren; a very faithful loving friend and caregiver, Phyllis Williams; a brother, Wendell and Margaret Carter of Baxley; a sister, Jeanette Jacobs of Baxley; a sister in-law, Jenarl Carter; three special pets, Buddy, Baxter and Lady; several nieces, nephews and other family may also survive.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 12:30-2:00 pm at the church.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 2pm at Asbury United Methodist Church with the Reverend Ben Defore and Reverend Michael Beecher officiating.

Interment will follow in Carter Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be John Steven Mumford, Brent Tomberlin, Dalton Carter, Jody Jacobs, Joey Jacobs, Jason Carter, Darby Carter and Jessie Weaver.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church c/o Lake Carter at 584 Cattle Gap Lane, Baxley, GA 31513.

Friends and family may sign the online guest book at www.milesnobles.com.

Miles~Nobles Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Wilma Carter Mumford.

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David Lee Vaughn - BAXLEY - David Lee Vaughn, age 56 passed away Monday, January 13, 2014 at his sisters residence under the care of Comfort Care Hospice.
He is survived by his sister, Tina Perry of Baxley.
Services will be held at a later date.
Savannah Morning News January 19, 2014
Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.

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Shane Whitney Tomlinson
(Died January 24, 2014)

Shane Whitney Tomlinson, 50, died Friday, January 24, 2014 at his residence. Shane was born March 2, 1963 in Brownwood, Texas. He is a native of Ozona, Texas and lived in Liberty County for the past 15 years. Shane served his country for 17 years being stationed in Korea, Ft. Bragg, NC; Ft. Sill, OK; Nuremburg, Germany; Bamburg, Germany; and Ft. Stewart, GA. He served in Operation Desert Storm. Shane loved God, working with his hands, and fishing. He adored his children and was extremely proud of them.

He has joined his sister Robin and father Tommie Joe Tomlinson in Heaven.

Survivors: daughter, Yvonne Tomlinson; two sons, Adrian Tomlinson and Joshua Tomlinson; mother, Marsha Lynne Tomlinson of Ozona, TX; brother, Tony Tomlinson and his family of Frisco, TX; sister, Donna McDaniel and his family of San Angelo, TX; brother, Michael Tomlinson of Fort Euliss, VA; sister Melanie Denson and her family of San Antonio, TX; maternal grandmother, Juanita Nicks of Brownwood, TX; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

Memorial services will be held Friday, January 31, 2014 at 4 p.m. from the Howard Funeral Home in Ludowici, GA.

Miles – Nobles Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements for Shane Whitney Tomlinson.

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Betty Maley
(March 10, 1937 - January 28, 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. He 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 will be held Wednesday, January 29, 2014 form 6-8pm at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 2pm at the Miles~Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Bobby Brinkley and Reverend Gary Hanks officiating.

Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vidalia.

Active pallbearers will be Shane Thornton, Spanky Thornton, Byron Carter, Miles Carter, Jake Martinez and Chris Stone.

Honorary pallbearers will be 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 is in charge of the arrangements for Betty Maley.

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Shane Tomlinson - BAXLEY - Shane Whitney Tomlinson, 50, (born 02 Mar 1963 Brooks Co, Texas) died Friday, January 24, 2014.
Survivors: daughter, Yvonne; sons, Adrian and Joshua; mother, Marsha Lynne Nicks Tomlinson.
Memorial: 4 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Howard Funeral Home, Ludowici.
Miles-Nobles Funeral Home
Savannah Morning News January 31, 2014
NOTE:
Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
Name: Shane Whitney Tomlinson
Date of Birth: 2 Mar 1963
Gender: Male
Birth County: Brooks
Father's Name: Tommie Joe Tomlinson
Mother's Name: Marsha Lynne Nicks
Roll Number: 1963_0015

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Edward Sapp
(December 8, 1945 - January 31, 2014)

Miles – Nobles Funeral Home announces the services of Mr. 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 will be held Sunday, February 2, 2014 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Miles – Nobles Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 3, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Ten-Mile Creek Baptist Church with the Reverend Tommy Daniels officiating.

Mr. Sapp will lie-in-state one hour prior to services on Monday.

Interment will follow in Omega Cemetery.

Active Pallbearers will be, C.J. Mincey, Dustin Mincey, David Westberry, Jack Davis, Curtis Sapp and Bill Campbell.

Honorary Pallbearers will be 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.

The family will be gathering at the home of Billy and Betty Perry at 2115 Ben Carter Rd. in Baxley.

Family and friends may sign the on-line registry at milesnobles.com.

Miles – Nobles Funeral Home will be handling the services of Mr. Edward Sapp.

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