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October 2014 - Baxley News Banner Obituaries

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Appling County, Georgia USA
The Baxley News-Banner Obituaries

October 2014

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Issue: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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Virginia Allen Woodruff, 85, of Mayday, died Thursday, September 25, 2014 at South Georgia Medical Center. She was born in Lowndes County on October 12, 1928 to the late Norman and Eva Register Allen. Mrs. Woodruff was a homemaker and a Baptist. She loved her family, enjoyed traveling and working in her flowers.

Mrs. Woodruff is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Catherine Strickland of Baxley and Norman and Carol Strickland of Mayday, her daughter, Julianna Woodruff and Vijay Saigal of Shreveport, Louisiana; her special friend, Teresa Mathis of Ray City; a devoted cousin, Carol Foster of Valdosta; six grandchildren, Dane Woodruff, Michael and Robyn Woodruff, Poppy and Mike Kroese, Becky and Stacy Bourquine, Allen and Roni Strickland, Dusty and Kerri Strickland and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, M. B. (Bill) Woodruff, two sons, Randall Dane Woodruff and William Robert (Bobby) Woodruff, daughter in law, Hellen Woodruff and brother, Norman Allen, Jr.

Funeral services were held Sunday, September 28 at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home with the Reverend Wayne Boykin, Juhan Reid and John Pike officiating. Burial followed in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Mayday. The family received friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Carson McLane Funeral Home.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.mclanecares.com.

Carson McLane Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Betty Carolyn (Doversberger) Rump, 91, died peacefully on Sunday, September, 14, 2014 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Tipton, Indiana. Born November 2, 1922 in Tipton County, she was the daughter of Elmer and Carolyn (Yontz) Doversberger. Betty married Ralph Edward Rump on October 18, 1942. Ralph preceded her in death December 6, 2001 after 59 years of marriage.

Betty was a 1940 graduate of Tipton High School and a lifelong member of Emanuel Lutheran Church. She was an employee of McGraw’s Grocery, loved living in West Palm Beach when Ralph was serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and was a cook for Tipton Schools and Emanuel Lutheran School for many years. Betty enjoyed being a member of the Lutheran Ladies Aid, Lutheran Woman’s Missionary League, Tipton Democratic Women, The Goose Bean Garden Club, Helping Hands Home Economics Club, and the Tipton County Historical Society. Betty learned to drive at the age of 61. She and Ralph raised six children on a small farm in the New Hope neighborhood in Tipton County. Betty was a former resident of the St. Joseph Center in Tipton before moving to Miller’s Merry Manor.

Survivors include four sons, Gene (Leigh) Rump of Charlotte, North Carolina, Larry (Marsha) Rump of Tiffin, Ohio, Robert (Valerie) Rump of Baxley, and R. William (Lynne) Rump of Vincennes, Indiana; two daughters, Donna (Rick) Grimme of Sharpsville, Indiana and Rebecca (Don) Amt of Indianapolis; two brothers: Robert Doversberger and James Doversberger, both of Indianapolis; two brothers-in-law, Arthur (Jenny) Rump and Erwin (Jean) Rump, both of Indianapolis. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren, including Joshua David Rump of Atlanta and twelve great-grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, one brother, Carl Doversberger, three sisters-in-law, Martha Doversberger, Betsy Doversberger, and Ordell Lines, one brother-in-law, Mack Lines and one grandson, Evan Erick.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday September 18 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Tipton. The Reverend Kurt Gremel and the Reverend Robb Roloff officiated. Burial was in Tipton’s Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church, 1385 S. Main Street, Tipton, IN 46072.

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Carlton Page, 62, of Appling County, died Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Appling Healthcare System. Page was born July 3, 1952 in Appling County. He was a graduate of Appling County High School Class of 1971. Page was preceded in death by his father, John Franklin Page, a brother, Kenny Page and a great nephew, Jaydon Burke.

Survivors include his mother, Eula Lee McMillan Page of Baxley; sister, Eulene Ellis of Alma; brother, John Page, Jr. of Bradford, TN; one nephew, Joshua Ellis, two nieces, Jessica Ellis, Jana Ellis, great nephew, Justin Wilbanks, and two great nieces, Jacey Wilbanks and Jada Ellis, all of Alma.

Funeral services were held Friday, September 26 at 4:00 p.m. from Memorial Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Karl Sexton officiating. Interment followed in church cemetery.

Active pallbearers were J.C. Hunter, Ritchie McMillan, James Carter, Jamie McMillan, Jeff McMillan and Bernie Kent.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Appling County High School Class of 1971, members and friends of Memorial Free Will Baptist Church.

Music was by Beth Mann.

Visitation was held one hour prior to the funeral service.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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George Miller, 57 (born Sep. 2, 1957) of Baxley, died Monday, September 22, 2014 after an extended illness. The Appling County native was a retired welder and enjoyed fishing and woodworking.

Survivors are his wife of 33 years, Janie Manning Miller of Baxley; two sons, Joshua Miller of Baxley, and Timothy Miller of Herlong, California; a daughter, Dee Hurst of Sylvania; two sisters, Sarah Burkett of Hazlehurst and Joyce Roach of Surrency; two brothers, Herman Miller of Surrency, and Elmer Miller of Hazlehurst; four grandchildren, Cameron DeBoard, Anthony Carter, Layla Miller, and Mason Hurst; several nieces and nephews.

Private memorial services were held by the family.

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

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup, was in charge of arrangements.

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Betty June Williamson Lewis, 80, of Jacksonville, Florida, died Friday, September 19, 2014 at Northeast Florida Community Hospice in Jacksonville. Betty June was born May 15, 1934 in Bristol to the late Emmitt F. Williamson and the late Minnie Aycock Williamson. She was a retired Insurance Specialist.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Eric W. and Jessica Lewis of Middleburg, Florida; two sisters, Faye Lewis of Jacksonville, Florida and Avalene Stone of Hazlehurst; one brother, Harold Williamson of Baxley; and two grandchildren, Zachary Lewis and Mason Lewis.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 23 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Brown officiating. Interment followed in Antioch Congregational Christian Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Richard Parish, Danny Williamson, Brian Wilkins, Jeff Wilkins, Zach Lewis, Mason Lewis and Jeremy Parish.

Visitation was held one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Freddie Ardine Gurley, 56, who passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 at Southeast Georgia Health Systems in Brunswick. He was a native and lifelong resident of Appling County and a retired woodworker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ardine and Ann Davis Gurley.

Survivors include two sisters, Debbie Ann Spires and husband, Herman, and Patricia Lynn and husband, Henry; one brother, Larry Gurley; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Visitation was held Wednesday, September 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Graveside funeral services were held Thursday, September 25 at 11:00 a.m. at Satilla Baptist Church Cemetery with Brother Herman Spires officiating. Interment followed. The funeral procession left the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Active pallbearers were Buddy Kersey, Dakota Gribble, Robert Gurley, Howard Gurley, Gary Ryles and Randy Griffin.

Honorary pallbearers were all friends of the family and the staff of Davita Dialysis.

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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Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Myrtice Elmore, 81, who passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at her residence. She was a native and lifelong resident of Appling County and a homemaker. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great friend.

Survivors include four children, Hilda Bryant, Charles Mincey, Judy Harden and husband, Robbie and Ray Elmore, all of Baxley and; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren also survive.

Visitation was held Friday, September 26 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral services were held Friday, September 26 at 3:00 p.m. at Miles-Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Mitchell Jones officiating. Interment followed in Red Oak Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Junior Hand, David Alexander, Carlis Hand, David Kersey, Owen Herrington and Marty Thomson.

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: Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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Elizabeth (Betty) Vallier
March 24, 1922-August 25, 2014

Born in Sarnia, Ontario Canada, a longtime resident of Orlando, Florida and made her home in Baxley since 1983.

She was preceded in death by husband, James and twin sons, Jim and Warren. She is survived by two sons, Dan of Orlando, Florida and Mark of Baxley. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

During her career as an executive with Avon, Inc. she was named to the “Circle of Excellence” honoring the firms’ district managers.

In the 1960’s she was a member of the singing trio known in Orlando as the “Trebles”. The Baxley News-Banner occasionally published her poems. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Baxley where she was active in the Friendship Sunday School Class.

Special tribute was offered by granddaughter, Erin Brooks whose solos were accompanied by daughter-in-law, Beverly Vallier.

She was a devoted wife, loving mother and faithful Christian. She will be missed by many.

The memorial service will be held from the First United Methodist Church in Baxley on October 13 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Steve Maguire officiating.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her honor to First United Methodist Church, 217 South Main Street, Baxley, GA 31513.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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George Edwin Timblin, 87, died Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at his residence. Timblin was born January 18, 1927 in Miami, Florida to the late George Hutchison Timblin and the late Flora May Smith Crosby. He was a member of Satilla Baptist Church and retired from Local 177 Pipefitters. He was a veteran in the United States Navy having served in World War II and the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Ada Claire Timblin of Baxley; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sheree and David Courson of Baxley and Gail and Randy Jackson of Brunswick; a son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Marylan Timblin of Baxley. Five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

The funeral service was held Saturday, October 4 at 2:00 p.m. from Satilla Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Davis and a eulogy by Fred Earl Wages.

Interment followed in Omega Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Clifton Mincey, Randall Odum, J.F. Griffin, Aubrey Lynch, Henry Crosby, Jerry Johnson, Rocky Courson and Eric Mincey.

Honorary pallbearers were members of Local 177 and adult Sunday School Class of Satilla Baptist Church.

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

In lieu of flowers, remembrance maybe made to Satilla Baptist Church c/o of Polly Flood 1910 Pat Lewis Road, Baxley, Ga. 31513

Musical selections were rendered by Tammy Nix and Kim Powers.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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Winifred Simmons, 97, of Baxley, died Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at The Pavilion. Winifred was born February 2, 1917 in Appling County to the late Robert Waters and the late Bertie Smith Waters. She was a member of Crosby Chapel United Methodist Church and was a homemaker and a retired seamstress.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Woodrow” Simmons; a grandchild, Tina Michelle Simmons; sister, Lucille Hawthorne and daughter-in-law, Judith Elaine Simmons.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in- law, Rennae and Cohen Griffin of Baxley; two sons and daughter-in-law, Charles “Sonny” Simmons and Billy Lamar and Linda Simmons, all of Baxley; one daughter-in-law, Geneva Simmons; one sister, Vertle Brinson of Madison, Florida. Grandchildren, Regina and Richard Rainwater, Keith and Cindy Simmons, Sharon and Jimmy Dean Sikes, Kraig and Christeena Simmons, Jeffery and Rayann Simmons, Kevin and Christy Simmons, Ginger and Chris White; 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Thursday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Rev. Creig Smith, the Rev. Denny Waters and the Rev. Rick Brown officiating. Interment followed in Corinth Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Keith Simmons, Kraig Simmons, Jeffery Simmons, Kevin Simmons, Richard Rainwater, Jimmy Dean Sikes and Chris White.

Honorary pallbearers were staff of Comfort Care Hospice, “B” Hall Staff with other staff of the Pavilion, Elaine Williams, Ruby Joyner and members of Crosby Chapel Church.

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

Musical selections were rendered by Julie Brown, Ruby Joyner and Ginger White.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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Bernette Dyal Miles, 91, of Baxley, died Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Appling Healthcare System. Bernette was born October 16, 1922 in Bacon County to the late Raymond Gaston Dyal and the late Nancy Turner Dyal. She was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claud J. Miles; eight sisters, Thelma Turner, Helen Dixon, Eula May Turner, Bernice Andrews, Ethel Cooper, Mary Fortner, Emily Vaughn, and Annie Kennamer; and three brothers, Jonah Dyal, Jay Dyal, and Clarence Dyal.

Bernette was a resident of Appling County for 55 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Claudine (Kendall) Mills and Sandy (Gary) Thomas, both of Baxley; one grandchild, Brian Lee (Bea) Mills of Richmond Hill; and two great-grandchildren, Grayson and Madelyn Mills of Richmond Hill.

Funeral services were held Monday, September 29 at 2:00 p.m. from Hopewell United Methodist Church with the Rev. Buddy Coss and the Rev. Creig Smith officiating. Mrs. Miles lay in state for one hour prior to the funeral hour.

Active pallbearers were Bill Hyers, Kenneth Vaughn, Leonard Clarke, Jay Dyal, Lance Dyal, and Stephen Dyal.

Visitation was held Sunday evening, September 28, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Interment followed in church cemetery.

Musical selections were rendered by Lucy Overstreet and Hopewell Church Choir.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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Jack Thomas Lightsey, 82, of Baxley, died Tuesday, September 23, 2014, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah. Lightsey was born December 12, 1931 in Appling County to the late Leland Dorsey Lightsey and the late Hester Boatright Lightsey.

He was a member of Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Lightsey was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean War. He was a loving husband and father. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Lightsey; his sister, Pauline Ring; brothers and sister-in-law, Earlish and Barbara Lightsey and John Henry Lightsey.

Survivors include his four sons and daughters-in-law, Lambert and Debra Lightsey of Glennville, Lonnie and Joan Lightsey, Travis Leland Lightsey, all of Baxley, and Christopher and Jennifer Lightsey of Dublin; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Mildred and Clarence Thornton of Garden City, Josephine and Thomas Buie of Rincon and Eulene Lightsey of Baxley; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Vernon Ardle and Darlene Lightsey of Odum, Joseph Jerry and Debbie Lightsey and Willard Leland and Rita Lightsey, all of Baxley. Nineteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were Friday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m. from the Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Johnny Ray Gardner, Elder Aubrey Pearce and Elder Jerry Lightsey officiating. Interment followed in church cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Jessie Ring, Jerry Ring, Leland Ring, Travis Rowland, Keith Buie, Steven Earl Lightsey, Brian Lightsey, Ben Black and John Wesley Lightsey.

Visitation was held Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 at Swain Funeral Home.

Musical selections were rendered by Nancy Gill and family.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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Andrew DéShazor (black) was born on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1958 to the late Julia Mae DéShazor and Joseph DéShazor in Homerville. Early Monday morning on Sept. 29, 2014 having fought the good fight of faith, Andrew’s name was called and he was more than willing to answer the call from his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

He was a member of Full Gospel Church of God, Incorporated of Nicholls, serving as co-pastor along with his wife Pastor Frances DéShazor. Andrew, fondly called “Andy” by many of his family and friends loved the outdoors and chose to work tirelessly doing farm and agriculture work all the way up until he was unable to work.

Minister Andrew DéShazor was a loving and caring person – he never met a stranger. He loved to sing and pray and his true ministry was being a compassionate, “people loving” person, and because of that, he found favor with people everywhere he went.

Andrew graduated in 1977 from Nicholls High School. At an early age Andrew gave his life to God. He became a member of the Chapman’s Temple Church in Nicholls under the leadership of the Rev. Ronnie Brurch and Minister Dorothy Matthew. Later, he became affiliated with Full Gospel Church of God, Inc., where he dutifully served as a minister and co-pastor up until his departure.

Survivors include his wife, Pastor Frances DéShazor of Baxley; two sons, Eric (Vanesse) Mack of Canton and Roger (Tanya) Mack of Lithonia; three daughters, Lawanda Allen of Statesboro, Tambitha Mack of Baxley and Tabbitha (Ray) Conaway of Hazlehurst; four sisters, Lenora Marshall of Bradenton, Fla., Veronica Preston of Meridian, Miss., Julia Faye DéShazor of Douglas and Carrie (Charles) Grady of Nicholls; one brother, James DéShazor of Douglas; one aunt, Essie Lee Smalls of Miami, Fla.; fourteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews; a special devoted friend, Archie Miles of Nicholls and childhood friend, Larry Burkes.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 4 at 11:00 a.m. at Popular Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Nicholls. The Rev. Dr. James Banks, Jr. presided and Bishop Williams Hollis gave eulogy. Interment followed in Nicholls City Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Jimmy Dean Brady, Calvin Buckler, Larry Burkes, Ray Conaway, Roger Mack, Calvin Rogers, Carl Rogers and Rodney Woodberry.

Honorary pallbearers were ministers and deacons.

Musical selections were rendered by Full Gospel Church of God Combined Choir, Martha Baity, Bobbie Jordan, Emanuel Wilson, Lavonne Benyard and choir. A poem was written and read by his sister, Julia Faye DéShazor.

Condolences to the family may be expressed to www.cmbrownfh.com.

Arrangements were under the direction of Brown Funeral Home.

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Issue: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Ronald “Big John” Roberts, Sr. (black) was born on Nov. 7, 1951 in Surrency to the late Lelia Mae Mobley Roberts and his father, Issac Ogden. Ronald passed this earthly world on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at the Appling HealthCare System in Baxley surrounded by family and dear friends.

He will always be remembered for his special smile, his caring heart and love for his family. Ronald will always be remembered as being honest and loyal. He had a wonderful sense of humor; his laughter would fill the room.

“Big John” was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sheriley Pete. He was employed for 28 years by Adcock’s Logistics and two years with Murray’s Logistics. “Big John” was also one of the first employee’s of Alderman Bus Tours.
Survivors include his devoted wife, Laura Jean Gibbs Roberts of Surrency; four children, Ronald (Teresa) Roberts, Jr., of Baxley, Dennis Bell of Fort Lauderdale, FL; Jessica (Stevphone) Roberts of Surrency and Byron Williams of Hinesville; two sisters, Jeanette (Carroll, Sr.) Powell and Reita Mobley, both of Jesup; two brothers, Leroy (Patrica) Roberts of Delaware and Alfred Mobley of Jesup; one uncle, Andrew Roberts of Belle Glade, FL; one brother-in-law, Adolph (Rose) Gibbs of Sarasota, FL; six grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and sorrowing friends, including: John Richburg, Robert Sherrod, Prentiss Shellman and Milus Burkett of Surrency.

A celebration of life service was held for Ronald “Big John” Roberts, Sr. on Monday, Oct. 13 at 1:00 p.m. from Surrency Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Daniel Smith presiding and the Rev. C.D. Roberts as eulogist. Interment followed in Rachel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Stanley Gibbs, Wayne White, Brad Wilcox, Marcus Gibbs, Lothair White and James Gibbs.

Honorary pallbearers were Jack Jones, Conyers Hayes, Ken Hayes and Ronald Burkett.

Musical selections were rendered by Peggy Fletcher, Christine Sease, Carletha Wright and Kenisha Register.

Condolences to the family may be expressed to www.cmbrownfh.com.

Arrangements were under the direction of Brown Funeral Home.

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Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Faye Nell Zbroskewich, 64, who passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014. She was a native of Plant City and had lived in Appling County for the past 15 years. She was a retired retail clerk.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Richard Mullis, Sr. and brother, Kenneth Mullis.

Survivors include three sons, Neal Zbroskewich, Jesse Zbroskewich and Will Zbroskewich; one daughter, Penny Miller; mother, Ollie Ramsey; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Cheryl Bryant and Brenda McDaniel; one brother, Ralph Richard Mullis, Jr.; two nieces, Christy Bush and Mary Newell; one nephew, Dusty McDaniel, and a host of nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside funeral services were held Friday, October 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Carter Cemetery with Sister Myrtice Shipes officiating. Interment followed.

Active pallbearers were Anthony McDaniel, Dusty McDaniel, Kelly Bryant, Zach Sapp, Robert Bush and Wendell Waters.

Honorary pallbearers were Southern Care Hospice staff.

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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Joan A. Varnadore, 75, of Baxley, died Sunday, October 5, 2014. Mrs. Varnadore was born September 27, 1939 in Appling County to the late Harold Hall and the late Serina Vaughn Hall. She attended the Church of God of Prophecy and was a seamstress for many years and was also a manager for General Dollar.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary H. Walker; brothers, Jack Hall, James Hall; a grandson, Joshua Varnadore and a brother-in-law, Earl Herrington.

Survivors include her husband, Ezra Varnadore of Baxley; daughter, Deana V. Cohen of St. Simons Island; sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky and Kimberly Varnadore of Girard and Roger and Shirlene Varnadore of Vidalia; sisters and brother-in-law, Lorine and Raymond Davis of Hazlehurst and Katie Mae Herrington of Orange Park, Florida; seven grandchildren, Christy (Luke) Schuster, April Wight, Jason (Ansley) Varnadore, Caleb Varnadore, Blake Cohen and Austin Cohen, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 8 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Rev. Philip Lawson, the Rev. Dannie Hix officiating and eulogies by children, Deana, Roger, and Ricky. Interment followed in Omega Cemetery.

Active pallbearers are Dennis Roberson, Caleb Varnadore, Jamie Hall, Randy Davis, Joe Oxendine, Mike Nail, Reggie Varnadore and Jerry Varnadore.

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

Remembrances may be made to America Diabetes Association, Northeast FL/Southeast GA Office, 8384 Baymeadows Road, Suite 10, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 ST. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Music was by the Rev. Dannie Hix and Donald Rouse.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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Cephus Turner, 68, of Hazlehurst, died Monday, October 6, 2014 at Community Hospice in Vidalia. Turner was born July 3, l946 in Appling County to the late James Burnice Turner and the late Dollie Mae Johnson Turner, but had resided in Jeff Davis County for the past 44 years. He was a Veteran of the United States Army having served in Vietnam, was retired from Hazlehurst Mills as a Weaving Manager and was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Leisa Turner of Hazlehurst; daughter, Gayle Waters of Douglas; three sons, Wayne and Vicki Waters, Travis and Bridget Wright and Tanner Wright, all of Hazlehurst; sisters, Sue O’Quinn of Macon, Edith Lightsey and Linda Harper, both of Baxley; one grandson, Kyle Waters and one great-grandson, Lucus Waters; mother-in-law, Shirley Griner; a sister-in-law, Judy Lynn Griner; a brother-in-law, Dewayne Griner; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Friday, October 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church with the Rev. Brian Brazzell, the Rev. Robert Wigley and the Rev. Charles Carter officiating. Interment followed in Hazlehurst City Cemetery, with Military Honors.

Active pallbearers were James O’Quinn, Scott O’Quinn, Rickey Lightsey, Brad Harper, Alan Harper and Dewayne Griner.

Honorary pallbearers were all family and friends in attendance.

Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

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Issue: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Charles M. “Butch” Turner, Jr., 69, who passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at the home of Patricia and Herbert Westberry under the care of Hospice of South Georgia. He was a native of Appling County and had lived in Jesup for the past 15 years. He was a retired over the road truck driver and had worked for the City of Jesup for six years. He was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church where he was baptized.

Preceding him in death was his father, Charles Turner, Sr.; mother, Mattie Turner Waddell; a brother, Roger Lee Turner and stepfather, James Waddell.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Turner and wife, Kathryn of Wilmington Island and Allen Turner and wife, Carol of Pooler; three sisters, Eunice Waddell and husband, Sam of Jesup, Patricia Westberry and husband, Herbert of Odum and Brenda Rozier and husband, Pete of Baxley; four brothers, Howard Turner and wife, Pat of Baxley, Thomas Turner and wife, Neenen of Baxley, Eddie Turner of Baxley and Randy Turner and wife, Ann of Lakeland; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held Saturday, October 18 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 19 at 3:00 p.m. at Miles-Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Tim Horne officiating. Interment followed in the Omega Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Richard Turner, Allen Turner, Chip Fuller, Pete Rozier, Eddie Turner and Howard Turner.

Honorary pallbearers were cousins and Hospice of South Georgia staff.

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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Ray Walter Sapp, 84, of Baxley, died Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Candler Hospital in Savannah.

Sapp was born May 4, 1930 in Toombs County to the late Linton Sapp and the late Mary Stone Sapp, but had resided most of his life in Appling County. He was a Veteran serving in the Korean Conflict, was a Public Relation Consultant with Mack Truck Lines and attended the Baxley Church of God. He is preceded in death by his wife, Murle Hill Sapp.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Marion Porter of Charleston, SC.; two sisters, Clovis Johnson of Kentucky and Carolyn Sellers of Graham; three granddaughters, Mandy Newman, Amanda Taylor and Samantha Shook all of Charleston, SC.; eight great-grandchildren, Quston Taylor, Haylee Newman, Andrew Wells, Adaline Shook, Kloe Shook, Alexa Taylor, Zelia Shook and Myah Shook; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, October 20 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Lewis officiating.

Musical selections were rendered by the Rev. and Mrs. Richard Lewis.

Interment followed in Midway Baptist Church Cemetery in Appling County.

Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

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Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Concepcion Perez, 67, who passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Memorial Health Care. She was a resident of Appling County for the past 26 years and attended Reborn for Christ in Cedar Crossing.

Survivors include her husband, Matias Perez of Baxley; four sons, Marcus Perez and wife, Angela of Alma, Isaias Perez and wife, Stephanie of Baxley, Juan Perez and wife, Ann of Baxley and Arnoldo Perez of Valdosta; three daughters, Maria Pina and husband, Ignacio of Baxley, Sara Pina and husband, Jose of Baxley and Yesenia Pina and husband, Juan of Baxley; three brothers; eight sisters; 23 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Visitation was held Tuesday, October 21 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 22 at 1:00 p.m. at the Miles-Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Bryan Gill officiating. Interment followed in the Omega Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were her grandsons.

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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Julia Lee White Cromartie, 71, of Baxley, was born Aug. 14, 1943 in Meeks, Johnson County to Cleveland and Emma White. She attended and was a 1962 graduate of Appling County Consolidated School in Baxley.

Ms. Cromartie departed this life on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 at the Appling Pavilion in Baxley.

Julia was preceded in death by her husband, Ledford A. Cromartie, Sr. and son, Kenneth Cromartie.

Survivors include a devoted companion of 29 years, Jerome Cash of Baxley; two sons, Ledford Cromartie, Jr. of Augusta and Terry Cromartie of Baxley; sister, Martha Ellen of Augusta and a special sister, Elaine Williams of Baxley; two brothers, Isiah White of Baxley and John White of Lexington, KY; special friends, Alice Cox and Lois Ann Lloyd and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many sorrowing friends.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at First African Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. Kendall Bennamon gave the eulogy. Interment followed in Old Field Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were nephews.

Honorary pallbearers were staff of the Pavilion (B-Hall), staff of Comfort Care Hospice and the Class of 1962, Appling Consolidated High School.

Musical selections were rendered by Peggy Fletcher, Bert Ryals, Christine Sease and Carletha Wright.

Condolences to the family may be expressed to www.cmbrownfh.com.

Arrangements were under the direction of Brown Funeral Home.

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Evelyn Chauncey, 84, of Baxley, died Monday, October 13, 2014 in the Pavilion. Evelyn was born April 2, 1930 in Wray to the late Pleasant Leon Jowers, Sr. and the late Amanda Lane Jowers. She was a member of Zoar Baptist Church. Evelyn taught music in Tattnall and Appling Counties. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Raymond Yates Chauncey, Sr.

Survivors include her two daughters, Harriet McCoy and Betty Sauls, both of Baxley; son, Ray Chauncey of Baxley; two sisters-in-law, Mary Jowers of Wray and Lois Thornton of Jesup; ten grandchildren, James (Ksena) McCoy, Matt (Erin) McCoy, Tom McCoy, Stephen (Nicki) Sauls, Mark (Sarah) Sauls, Jake Sauls, Yates (Tricia) Chauncey, Carmen (Kevin) Spell, Sierra (Josh) Spencer, Chynna Chauncey and 16 great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 15 at 3:00 p.m. from the chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Wigley officiating. Interment followed in Omega Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were James McCoy, Matt McCoy, Tom McCoy, Stephen Sauls, Mark Sauls, Jake Sauls and Yates Chauncey.

Musical selections were rendered by David Williams.

Visitation was held one hour prior to funeral service.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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Issue: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Alvin Hunter Wood, Jr., 70, of Baxley, died Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Hunter Wood was born April 5, 1944 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee to the late Alvin Hunter Wood, Sr. and Janice Burton Wood. He was a member of First Methodist Church of Baxley. Hunter was a Rural Mail Carrier in Baxley for 31 years. As an avid fisherman, he enjoyed fishing in the Altamaha River and local ponds. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Hunter is survived by his wife of 44 years, Ann McLain Wood and two children, Burton “Tate” Wood and Marisa “Shann” Thomas. Hunter was a devoted grandfather of two grandchildren, Tatum Rae Wood and Hunter Christian Thomas.

Survivors also include his siblings, Marie (Alan) Gillingham, Lanette (Joe) Ferguson, and Butch Wood along with many caring friends and neighbors.

Memorial services may be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Hospice Savannah Foundation, PO Box 13190, Savannah GA 31416. Online contributions may be made at www.HospiceSavannah.org/HelpbyDonating.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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Robbie Ann Quinn, 50, of Appling County, died Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Appling Healthcare System. Ms. Quinn was born September 20, 1964, in Appling County. Miss Quinn was preceded in death by her father, Woodroe Wilson Quinn and her mother, Lenora Clark Quinn. She attended Zoar Baptist Church.

Survivors include one sister, Sara Laverne Quinn of Baxley and two brothers, Wilbur Quinn and James Edgar Quinn, both of Baxley.

Funeral services were held Monday, October 20 at 3:00 p.m. from Swain Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. E. Blanton and the Rev. Rick Brown officiating. Interment followed in Zoar Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were David Wayne Igou, Danny Hesters, Jonathan Igou, Dale Hall, Glenn Selph, and Wayne Hodges.

Honorary pallbearers were all in attendance.

Visitation was held one hour prior to funeral service.

Music was by Glynda Reeves.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Roger Dale Pollette, 47, who passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 at Appling Healthcare System. He was a native and lifelong resident of Appling County and loved cars.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Pollette and a brother, James Pollette.

He is survived by his mother, Bobbette Pollette of Baxley; a brother, Buddy and wife, Michelle Pollette of Valdosta and a sister, Diana Carter of Baxley.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 22 at 10:00 a.m. from the Miles-Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Rick Brown officiating.

Visitation was held one hour prior to services on Wednesday.

Interment was in Friendship Congregational Church Cemetery.

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

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

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Miles Funeral Home in Hazlehurst announces the funeral service for Hazel Crosby Brewer, 91, of Hazlehurst, who passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.

Services were held at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the chapel of Miles Funeral Home. The Reverends Keith Yawn, Robert Wigley and Brian Brazzell officiated, with burial following in Graham United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Hazel was a native and life long resident of Jeff Davis County. She was the daughter of the late Dewey Crosby and Clifford Sellers Crosby and the wife of the late Ivy Brewer, Sr.

A daughter, Carolyn Rentz and son, Danny Brewer, preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of the Graham United Methodist Church.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Roger White, Debra and Paul McNeal, Brenda and Danny Brown, Susie and Ledley Taylor, all of Hazlehurst, Sharon and Wayne Bridges, Peggy and Gus Latham, all of Alma; sons and daughters-in-law, Ivy Brewer, Jr. and Marlene, Paul Brewer, all of Hazlehurst, Durrell and Liz Brewer of Houston County; three sisters, Irene Walker, Nell Richmond and Shirley Alston; two brothers, Lonnie Crosby and Bronnie Crosby; 34 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Active pallbearers were Jason Brewer, Anthony McNeal, Chase Brown, Austin Taylor, Jonathan Mills and Patrick White.

Honorary pallbearers were members of Graham United Methodist Church, W.A. and Ruth McNeal, Gail Cothern and Nina Lewis.

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

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Miles-Nobles Funeral Home announces the death of Mattie Barber Bennett, 95, who passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at her residence under the care of Affinity Hospice. She was a native of Appling County and had lived here most of her life. She was a member of Friendship Congregational Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands, James Marvin Pollette and Eddie Bennett; one son, Marvin Robert Pollette and one grandson, James Pollette.

Survivors include a daughter in-law, Bobbette Pollette; three grandchildren, Diana Carter, Buddy Pollette and Roger Dale Pollette and one nephew, John Hardwick and wife, Brenda, all of Baxley.

Visitation was held Tuesday, October 21 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the Miles-Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Allen Ray and the Reverend Rick Brown officiating.

Interment followed in Friendship Congregational Christian Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Stacy Mobley, John Hardwick, Noah Mobley, Ricky Mock and Buddy Pollette.

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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