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January 2012 - Baxley News-Banner Obituaries

Posted: 3 Jan 2013 5:21PM GMT
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Obituaries
The Baxley News-Banner
Appling County, Georgia USA
January 2012 Issues

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Issue: January 3, 2012

Wilma Jean Steadham, 83, died Tuesday, December 27, 2011. Mrs. Steadham was born in Telfair County but had lived most of her life in Appling County. She was the daughter of the late William Webster and the late Willie Lee Walker Webster. Mrs. Steadham was a retired seamstress and was a member of the Graham United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her two daughters, Sheila Harris of Umatilla, FL and Tammie Polston of Conyers; two sons, Ralph Crosby and Reggie Crosby, both of Graham; sisters, Mary Miller of Greensboro and Geny Covert of Grandberry, TX and a special family friend, Sue Bass of Baxley; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. at Graham United Methodist Church Thursday, Dec. 29 with the Revs. David Griffin and Craig Smith officiating. Interment followed in Graham Miller Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Aaron Harris, Eric Sheeler, Shane Crosby, Shawn Crosby, Clay Crosby and Justin Crosby.

Musical selections were rendered by Jimmie Ryles and Group.

Arrangements were under the direction of Miles Funeral Home in Hazlehurst.

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John C. Sailem (Showdog) died December 23, 2011. He was born March 20, 1954 to the late Mozell Stone and the late A.C. Fletcher. Early in life John pursued a career in welding and pipe fitting which required him to travel the U.S.A. and International countries. He married Linda LeCount Sailem Sept. 30, 1977. He was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Dasher.

Survivors include his devoted wife, Linda Sailem; one daughter, Vaneesa Brown; five grandchildren: Michael J. Brown, Alexis K. Brown, Desmond D. Brown, Jamarcus L. Brown and Kalyih L. Brown; one brother, Brook (Sharon) Stone; three sisters, Kathy (Henry) Ryals, Cora Lee Stone and Sarah (Ricky) Jackson; two sisters-in-law, Pauline (Ageless) Mobley and Maxine (Frank) Harrison; two very devoted nieces, Minnie Mobley and Lizann Sailem, along with a special cousin, Sharon Gibson; a dear aunt, Sarah Ruth Mims and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 at New Jerusalem Church with Pastor Sarah Mims officiating. Interment followed in Baxley Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Shawn Mobley, Roy Sailem, Rodney Mobley, Shane Mobley, Cedric Sailem and David Sailem.

Honorary pallbearers were relatives and friends.

Musical selections were rendered by Melvin and the Allstars (Soloists, Melvin and Hubert Mims), Calvin Lee and the New Jerusalem Church Choir.

Arrangements were under the direction of Baxley Funeral Home.

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Gloria Jean Woodard Nash, 62, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 at her residence. Gloria was born Sept. 10, 1949 in Jacksonville, FL and had resided in Baxley most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Spring Branch Baptist Church. Ms. Nash was preceded in death by her son, Allen Beach and a sister, Pam Woodard. She was the daughter of the Rev. Mike Woodard and the late Sleeta Leigh White Woodard.

Survivors include two daughters, Tamara Leigh Brown and husband, Kristopher, of Savannah and Shellie Simmons and husband, Jeffery, of Baxley; her father, Rev. Mike Woodard; one sister, Sue Ellen Woodard of Baxley; one brother, Denny Woodard of Baxley; two granddaughters, Haley and Megan Simmons of Baxley; two grandsons, Bill and Jacob Dittenber of Savannah; several nieces and nephews and other family also survive.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24 in the chapel of David E. Miles Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Conyers officiating. Interment will follow at a later date.

Musical selections were rendered by Candice Branch.

Arrangements were under the direction of David E. Miles Funeral Home.

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Esther Margaret Tooley, 89, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 at Appling Healthcare System. Ms. Tooley was born in Feura Bush, New York and had resided in Baxley for the past six years. She was the daughter of the late Leroy Vanderbelt and the late Mabel Loucxs Vanderbelt.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Tooley and Jeff Tooley, both of Baxley; two granddaughters, Tina Ruiz of Vidalia and Lisa Kight of Baxley; two grandsons, Jeffery Tooley of Orlando, FL and Madison Tooley of Baxley; four great-grandchildren, Christopher Tooley, Christian Kight, Cynthia Ruiz and Kaci Ruiz.

Funeral services will be held at a later date in Feura Bush, New York.

Arrangements were under the direction of David E. Miles Funeral Home.

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William “Bill” Knight, 66, of Odum, died Saturday, December 31, 2011, at his residence after a short illness. The Wayne Co. native and former resident of Charlton County was a member of the Northside Baptist Church and a retired DNR Sgt. for the State of Georgia. He was an avid outdoorsman and was a U. S. Marine Veteran serving in the Vietnam conflict.

Survivors are his wife of 44 years, Esther Curtis Knight of Odum; daughter, Kimberly (Bucky) Cawley of Guyton; son, Billy (Melissa) Knight of Odum; three sisters, Laura (Arch) Archuleta of Mt. Airy, MD, Betty Thomas and Mary Bedgood, both of Baxley; a brother, Junior (Annette) Knight of Greensboro, GA; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 3 from the Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Daniels officiating and the American Flag presentation by the American Legion Post #311. Interment was in the Little Creek Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were: Travis Knight, David Forbes, Randy Thomas, Darrell Taylor, Tommy Forbes, and Robin Thomas.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Senior Saints Sunday School Class of Northside Baptist Church.

Visitation was held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, at the funeral home prior to services.

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

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Phil M. Jenkins, Sr., 85, died Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at his residence. Phil Sr. was born April 28, 1926 to the late Dr. Charles Rush Jenkins and the late Beaulah Hall Jenkins. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Holmesville Masonic Lodge no.195. Mr. Jenkins retired after 41 years of service from the City of Baxley water department as a meter reader. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Gladys Tuten Jenkins and friend and companion of 16 years, Mary Ann Vaughn and a brother, Alfred Jenkins.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Betty Jo Jenkins of Baxley; two granddaughters, Terri (Jimmy) Twiggs and Kim (Chad) Wynn, all of Baxley; and four great grandchildren, John McLemore, Phillip Twiggs, Beth Wynn and Kayla Wynn.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29 in the chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Rev. Thad Harvey officiating. Interment followed in Omega Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Jimmy Twiggs, Chad Wynn, John McLemore, Phillip Twiggs, Rhett Butler, Scotty Turner and Garry Stone.

Musical selections were rendered by Freda Jones and Bill Bowers.

Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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Ethelene Mims Hyers, 83, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 at her residence. Ethelene was born August 5, 1928 to the late Eddie Brooks Mims and the late Mamie Lou Hall Mims. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Mrs. Hyers was preceded in death by her husband, Fred E. Hyers.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Betty Jane and Lloyd Gunter of Baxley; one sister and brother-in-law, Georgia and Roy Herrington of Baxley; one brother and sister-in-law, T. M. and Marie Mims of Hazlehurst; one granddaughter, April Gunter Key of Douglas, and 12 nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29 at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Alderman officiating. Interment followed in Zoar Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Zand Murphy, Jared Murphy, Brent Murphy, Danny Scarborough, Reid Lovett and Kyler Herrington.

Honorary pallbearers were Queen Esther Sunday-School Class of First Baptist Church.

Musical selections were rendered by David Williams and Trish White.

Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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Troy Hartley, 88, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 at the Pavilion. Troy was born March 29, 1923 in Appling County and had resided here all of his life. He was an ironworker and painter. Mr. Hartley was a member of Ferry Road Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Emma Lou “Sweet” Rowell and Gladys Rowell and brothers, Harvey Hartley and Johnny Hartley, Sr. Troy was the son of the late D.C. Hartley and the late Sippie Rowell Hartley.
Survivors include one sister, Valine Allen of Jacksonville, FL and a nephew, Johnny Hartley, Jr. of Baxley and other nephews and nieces also survive.

Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27 in the chapel of David E. Miles Funeral Home with the Rev. Earnest Dyal officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Jeff Davis County.

Active pallbearers were John “Choo Choo” Griffin, Josh Yawn, Colley Griffin, Johnny Hartley, Jr., Wiley Ammons and Dwain Carter.

Arrangements were under the direction of David E. Miles Funeral Home.

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Faye Lavene Eatmon, daughter of the late Lovell and Anna Eatmon was born March 11, 1954 in Huttig, Arkansas, died Monday, Dec. 26 in the Pavilion of the Appling Healthcare System after a lengthy illness. She attended school in Union County School System. Ms. Eatmon later moved to Baxley where she was an active member of Mizpah Baptist Church and served on the Usher Board faithfully until her health failed. She was employed with Appling Healthcare System for more than 17 years and then with the Appling County Board of Education Middle School Lunchroom in the food service department until her health failed. She was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Helen Ferece (Dennis) Andrews.

Survivors include her loving husband, Willie Nails; one stepson, James Mitchell; sisters, Linda Dian Eatmon Rodgers of San Francisco, CA and Trudie Charlene Eatmon of Alexandria, LA, Tanya Michea (Skip) Narris of Tyler, TX; one brother, William Roosevelt (Gwendolyn) Eatmon of Silver Creek, Miss.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen (Johnny) Jordan, James O. (Maxine) Nails of Baxley and Retha (Readell) Nunt, Wallace (Bobby) Nails and Milous Nails, all of Toccoa, Katie (Dwight) Moore of Lumber City and Lawyer (Dean) Nails of Uvalda, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 at Mizpah Baptist Church with Pastor James R. Carlyle officiating and Minister Michael Jordan presiding. Interment followed in Mizpah Baptist Church, Blarney Community Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Rozell Nails, Tauvarious Holbrooks, James Mitchell, Antonio Nails, Brandon Jordan and Deon Nails.

Honorary pallbearers were Cedric Boddie, Dennis Andrews, Jr., Aaron Eatmon, Austin Andrews, Peyton Andrews, Adrian Eatmon, nurses of the Pavilion and ushers of Mizpah Baptist Church.

Musical selections were rendered by Kristy Henry Bennett and the Mizpah Baptist Church Choir.

Arrangements were under the direction of Baxley Funeral Home.

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Issue: January 11, 2012

Evelyn L. Black Thornton, 77, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 in the Bacon County Hospital in Alma. She was born Nov. 23, 1934 in Appling County and had resided here all of her life. Evelyn was retired and before her retirement she was a seamstress and was employed with Ship-n-Shore for 30 years. She also had worked for the last 14 years with Sarah’s Flower Shop. Ms. Thornton was a member of Carter’s Chapel Church of God of Prophecy where she had served as a Sunday-School Teacher for 38 years. Evelyn was the daughter of the late J. D. “Jim” Black and the late Flora Butler Black.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda and the Rev. Andrew Kersey, Wanda and Carl Kersey and Carolyn and Randy Medders, all of Baxley; one son, Harold “Buddy” Thornton of Baxley; three grandsons, Andy Kersey, Farrell Thornton and Jason Medders all of Baxley; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Viola and George O’Neal of Brunswick and Melba and Vernon Thornton of Baxley; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter also survives.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1 in the chapel of David E. Miles Funeral Home with the Revs. Lester Weldon and John R. Hutto officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Andy Kersey, Farrell Thornton, Jason Medders, Dillon Treat, Jerry Kersey and Wayne Dukes.

Honorary pallbearers were friends and members of Carter’s Chapel Church of God of Prophecy, Annette Cauley, Mary Baxley, Aletta Floyd, Bernie and Wanda Pierce, Franklin and Ann Barber, Paul and Linda Anderson, Elaine Reeves, Angel Baxley, Aubrey Thompson, Joan Carter, staff of Sarah’s Flower Shop, staff of Altamaha Home Health Care, Charline Carter, Jim and Janice Thompson and Al Stanley.

Arrangements were under the direction of David E. Miles Funeral Home.

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Edna O’Quinn Lee, 88, of Bristol, died Monday, January 2, 2012 at the Pavilion in Baxley. Mrs. Lee was born May 23, 1923 in Appling County to the late Benjamin Franklin O’Quinn and the late Rosa Lee Carter O’Quinn. She was a member of Lake Chapel Progressive Primitive Baptist Church. Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Hazle Brooks Lee.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Robert Vasquez of Jesup and Karen and Glynn Switzer of Baxley; two sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Paulette Lee of Patterson and Edsel and Vicki Lee of Bristol; three sisters, Mary Kicklighter and Geneva Pope, both of Deland, FL and Aletha Randall of Elijay; one brother, Robert O’Quinn of Paisley, FL; nine grandchildren: Lauri Bailey, Maria (Lorne) Stipe, Stacey (Roger) Collier, Scott (Jennifer) Vasquez, Lisa Vasquez, Jeff (Tiffany) Switzer, Morgan (Alan) Harper, Logan Lee and Dustin Lee, including 11 great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 at Lake Chapel Progressive Primitive Baptist Church with Elders, Steve Flowers, Mickey Durden and William “Bill” Durrence officiating. Interment followed in church cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Jeff Switzer, Scott Vasquez, Logan Lee, Dustin Lee, Alan Harper, Brooks Stipe and Jordan Collier.

Remembrances may be made to Southern Care (Hospice), 2311 East First Street, Suite B, Vidalia, GA 30474 or Lake Chapel Church, 158 Torrance Road, Baxley, GA 31513.

Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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James Hall, 78, died Thursday, January 5, 2012. James was born Oct. 10, 1933 in Appling County to the late James Harrell Hall and the late Margeret Rennie Vaughn Hall. He attended the Church of God of Prophecy. Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his wife, Dena Hall, son, Benjie Mincey; granddaughter, Penny Rebecca Turner; grandsons, Stacey Carter and Chris Turner, brother, Jack Hall and sister, Mary Ann Walker.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Ronnie Turner, Jane Morris and Janet and Curtis Forehand, all of Baxley; two sons and daughter-in-law, Jamie and Samantha Hall of Baxley and Dane Mincey; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Joan and Ezra Varnadore of Baxley, Loreen and Raymond Davis of Hazlehurst and Katie and Earl Herrington of Orange Park, FL; ten grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild also survives.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 in the chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Revs. Rilene Folsom and John Hutto officiating. Interment followed in Omega Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Woody Folsom, Jeff Andrews, Michael Shipes, Kirk Evans, Billy Wright and Levi Wright.

Honorary pallbearers were all family and friends in attendance.

Musical selections were rendered by Brandi Harvey and Bobby and Ann Jones.

Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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Barnell “Barnie” Livingston Crutchfield, 74, died peacefully Friday, January 6, 2012 at her granddaughter’s home surrounded by her family and under the care of Hospice Savannah.

Barnie was retired from Segals and Sons Jewelry; a member of First Baptist Church of Springfield and the Soul Survivors Sunday-School Class.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester Livingston and Snow Snead Rowell; a sister, Hattie Mae McNeal and two brothers, Shirley Stone and Buck Livingston.

Survivors include her husband, Jack “Barry” Crutchfield; two daughters, Jan (Bo) Wells, Kim Beauware; one son, Ted Ray; one brother, Jerry Rowell; one sister, Ola Mae; three grandchildren, Mya Robertson, Billy Warmack, II and Branden Ray, ten other grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, January 8 at the Funeral Home.

The Funeral Service was at 11:30 a.m., Monday, January 9, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Springfield.

Burial was in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made to Hospice Savannah, Inc., 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, GA 31406.

Fairhaven Funeral Home and Crematory of Garden City was in charge of arrangements. (www.fairhavenfuneralhome.net).

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Robert Clark, 75, died Sunday, January 1, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Clark was born April 1, 1936 in Appling County and had resided here all of his life. He was retired and before his retirement he was a heavy equipment operator for 44 years and was employed with Appling County Road Department. Robert was preceded in death by his son, Robbie Dewayne Clark, a grandson, Lennie Smith III, and three brothers, Frank, Jr., John B. and Edgar L. Clark. He was the son of the late Frank Clark and the late Maybell Williamson Clark.

Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Pam and Lennie Smith, Jr. of Baxley and Vicky Milton of Baxley; one son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Cindy Clark of Baxley; one brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Doris Clark of Kingsland; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 in the chapel of David E. Miles Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Brown officiating. Interment followed in Zoar Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Benny Clark, Rick Milton, Shane Hunter, Jeff Pearce, Adrian Atkinson and Mike Rentz.

Honorary pallbearers were employees of the Appling County Road Department and all friends in attendance.

Arrangements were under the direction of David E. Miles Funeral Home.

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Marjorie Carter, 83, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 in the Pavilion. Mrs. Carter was born Sept. 25, 1928 in Appling County to the late Tollie Cason and the late Mamie Hutcheson Cason. She was a member of Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Carter and a daughter, Linda Ruth Carter.

Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Weldon Harrelson and Patricia and Randall Reeves, all of Baxley and Connie and Robert Sargent of Spartanburg, S.C. and Lynnette and Joel Swager of Inman, S.C.; one son and daughter-in-law, Tollie and Wendy Carter of Keystone Heights, Florida; seventeen grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 at Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Daniels and Pastors Agnes and Randy Sellers officiating. Interment followed in Midway Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were grandsons: Justin Davis, Shaun Overstreet, Ryan Overstreet, Tollie Gosnell, Robert Lee Carter II and Mark Carter.

Honorary pallbearers were Naomi Sunday-School Class of Ten Mile Baptist Church.

Musical selections were rendered by Redeeming Grace and Robert Lee Carter II.

Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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Elither Pipkin Carter, 90, of Odum, died Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at her residence after an extended illness. The Appling County native had lived in Wayne County the past 20 years, attended Jesup First Baptist Church where she was a member of the Naomi Sunday School Class, was a retired master seamstress, a homemaker, and enjoyed fishing, arts, and crafts. She was the widow of Elliott Thomas Carter, Sr.

Survivors are two daughters, Mary (Lonnie) Ogden, Pat Giles, both of Odum; a son, E.T. “Skip” Carter, Jr. of Portsmith, Rhode Island; two sisters, Alma Beasley of Waycross and Edith Mims of Macon; four grandchildren, Jason E. McLain of Douglasville, Nina Phillips of Douglas, Timothy Carter of Bethlehem, New Hampshire and Meghan Alexander of Jacksonville; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 6 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with Dr. Mike VonMoss and Pastor Richard Dobson officiating. Private interment services were held with the family at Ten Mile Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Lamar Pipkin, Richard Alexander, Richard Beasley, David Phillips, Cody Phillips, and Jason McLain.

Honorary pallbearers were the Naomi Sunday School Class of Jesup First Baptist Church, the employees of Hospice of South Georgia and Debbie Owens.

Visitation was from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 117 Drennon Drive, Jesup, Ga. 31545.

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

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Gerald “Dennis” Burke, 73, of Jesup, died Monday, January 2, 2012 at his residence after an extended illness. The Appling County native had lived in Wayne County for the past 50 years and was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church. He was a retired supervisor with the Department of Transportation, owner of Burke’s Used Cars for many years, loved to buy and trade anything, and loved traveling to the mountains.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Bettie Ann Carter Burke of Jesup; two daughters and sons-in-law, Angela B. and Al Copeland of Jesup and Amy B. and Kevin Coggins of Lake Park; one sister, Anna Lee Lightsey of Baxley; seven grandchildren, Chase Copeland, Chelan Copeland, Chelsea Copeland, all of Jesup, Colby Warren, Callie Warren, Kiep Coggins, Brinson Coggins, all of Lake Park; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Dennis Burke were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 at the Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. J. E. Blanton and the Rev. Dennie Waters officiating. Interment followed in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Jerry Boatright, Larry Boatright, Larramie Boatright, Terry Boatright, Hugh Burke and Richard Burke.

Honorary pallbearers were the Joy Makers Sunday-School Class and all church members of First Freewill Baptist Church.

Musical selections were rendered by Shelia Kennedy.

Memorials may be made to First Free Will Baptist Church, 795 South First Street, Jesup, GA 31545.

Arrangements were under the direction of Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup.


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Issue: January 17, 2012

Wanell Baxley, 89, died Saturday, January 7, 2012 in the Pavilion. Wanell was born in Appling County Jan. 29, 1922 and had lived here all of her life. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Baxley. Mrs. Baxley was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Lee Baxley. Wanell was the daughter of the late Troy Britt and the late Ethel Simmons Britt.

Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, Ray and Mary Baxley and Wallace Baxley and fiancé, Karen Creamer of Baxley; three sisters, Alice Griffin and Juanita Hopkins of Baxley and Betty Blocker of McDonough; five grandchildren: Jason Ray Baxley, Christopher Lee Baxley, Clint Baxley, Kevin Baxley and Lacey Etters, six great-grandchildren: Jasanna, Chason and Rylan Baxley and Chandler, Jaden and Jackson Etters and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses with Brother Norman Carlson officiating. Interment will follow at a later date.

Arrangements were under the direction of David E. Miles Funeral Home.

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Louise Jarrell, 82, died Wednesday, January 11, 2012 in Appling Healthcare System. Louise was born May 21 1929 in Thomasville and had resided in Baxley since 1960. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Ambers Jerrell. She was the daughter of the late Willie B. Fulghum and the late Pink Fulghum.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn and Jimmy Stipe of Baxley and Teresa and Hurb Hunter of Baxley; one son, Jerry Jarrell of Baxley; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with the Rev. Darrell Quinn officiating. Eulogy was given by her granddaughter, Ann Knight. Interment followed in Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were David Coleman, Shaun Hunter, Derick Hunter, Roger Garner, Rodney Herndon, Charles Griffin and Tim Butler.

Honorary pallbearers were member of Joy Sunday-School Class of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and all friends in attendance.

Musical selections were rendered by Freda Jones, Floyd Hunter and David Williams.

Arrangements were under the direction of David E. Miles Funeral Home.

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Donald W. “Booger” Williams, 69, died Tuesday, January 10, 2012 in the Carl Vinson Veterans Medical Center in Dublin. Donald was born Aug. 10, 1942 in Orangeburg, S.C. and had lived in Appling County since 1999. He was retired from the B. F. Shaw Company where he had worked for 20 years as a pipe fitter and he was a member of the Local Pipe Fitters Union 150. Williams was a member of the United States Air Force for 11 years serving as an airplane mechanic. He was a member of Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church. Donald was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Allison Nicole Orvin and a great-granddaughter, Samantha Catlyn Orvin. He was the son of the late Bryant and Lurline Chavis Williams.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Williams of Baxley; one son and daughter-in-law, Mitchell and Kathy Bryant of Baxley; four daughters, Rita Orvin of Baxley, Denise Bird and husband, Kelly Bird of Baxley, Missy Eppig and husband, Chris Eppig of Akin, S.C. and Donna Roberson and husband, Bill Roberson of Ellenton, S.C.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, a god child, Karlee Johnson of Alma; one sister, Betty Jean Hood of North Carolina and two brothers, Homer Williams and B.W. Williams, both of South Carolina also survives.

Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 at Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Daniels officiating. Eulogy was given by Mickey Craven. Interment followed at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16 in Appling Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers were Mickey Craven, Foster Rowland, Henry Branch, Ken Seebeck, Darnell Stone, Jack Davis Jr. and Marshall Anderson.

Honorary pallbearers were Roosevelt Hand, Sr., Roosevelt Hand, Jr., members of Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church and all friends in attendance.

Arrangements were under the direction of David E. Miles Funeral Home.
(NOTE: Savannahnow spelled his surname as WILLIAMSON)

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Issue: January 25, 2012

Mark Webster, 43, of Surrency, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2012. Mark was born Sept. 26, 1968 in Spartanburg, S.C. He was a United States Navy Veteran and was a member of the U. S. Military Vets. Webster was employed by Boilermakers Local 26 of Savannah.

Memorial services were held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 in Glennville at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery with Chaplain Fred Higgins officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Leigh Webster of Surrency; one daughter, Ashleigh Ivey and one son, Cole Anderson, both of Jesup; his parents, Dan and Pat Webster of Surrency; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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John Wesley Stone, 60, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. John Wesley was born Oct. 19, 1950 in Appling County to the late George Stone and the late Jessie Mae Hardwick Stone. He was a member of Riverside Baptist Church. Stone was retired from Lewis Manufacturing.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Stone of Baxley; one daughter and son-in-law, Brandy and Rodney Carter of Baxley; two sisters, Brenda Callaway of Baxley and Bonnie Aspinwall of Callahan, FL; three brothers, Wymon Stone of Brunswick, Waymon "Top" Stone of Baxley and Bill Stone of Americus; and two grandchildren, Dylan Carter and Bryan Carter also survive.

Memorial services were held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at Riverside Baptist Church with the Rev. Justin McLellan officiating. Interment to follow at a later date.

Musical selections were rendered by Riverside Baptist Church Choir.

Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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Edwin “Nig” Lamb, 82, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. Lamb was born Sept. 22, 1929 in Appling County to the late Alonzo Lamb and the late Leona Davis Lamb. He was a member of Zion Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for 53 years. Lamb was a former member of the Appling County Hospital Authority.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Baxley Lamb of Baxley; one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Edwin L. and Sara Lamb of Valdosta and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 at Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Williamson officiating. Eulogies were given by David Barber and Patsy Godley. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Mike Lamb, Dennis Lamb, Blake Jones, Brian Murray, Earl Eason and Dean Collins.

Honorary pallbearers were Zion Baptist Church Deacons and Men’s Sunday-School Class.

Musical selections were rendered by Floyd Hunter and David Williams.

Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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Rickey Jackson was born Oct. 12, 1961 and departed this life on Jan. 8, 2012. He attended Jeff Davis County Public Schools. Rickey was employed with Sapp Ford for many years. He was the eleventh child of the late Mr. and Mrs. L. B. (Flora) Jackson. Rickey was always laughing and joking and most of all a spiritual advisor. A devoted, caring and loving husband for 30 years and father.

Survivors include his loving wife, Melissa Jackson of Baxley; six children: Kendralia Preston (Kyle) of Douglas, Shatasha Jackson of Baxley, Jamarcus Rolax of Douglas, Aiyesha Jackson (Jerry) of Baxley, Charlotte Jackson (Byron) of Baxley and Rickey Jackson (Sarah) of Baxley; step-mother, Dorothy Jackson of Vidalia; father-in-law, Robert Pace of Jacksonville, FL; mother-in-law, Nellie Pace of Jacksonville, FL; four sisters, Peggy Pierce (Donald) of Hazlehurst; Linda Jackson of Baxley, Billie Cooper of Douglas and Minnie Stripling (Gregory) of Atlanta; five brothers, Bishop John L. Jackson (Billie) of Baxley, L. B. Jackson of Hazlehurst, Tommy Jackson (Linda) of Hazlehurst, Mickey Jackson (Karen) of Douglas and Dano Jackson of Douglas; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Also very special friends, Lamar and Becky Hutto.

Funeral services for Rickey Jackson were held at 3:00 p.m. Jan. 14 at King Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Hazlehurst. Interment followed in Morgan Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in Graham.

Active pallbearers were Jerry Johnson, Byron Carter, Debron Bell, Moses Shaw, William Bolliel and Mike Carter.

Honorary pallbearers were all his loving grandchildren and Hospice of South Georgia Inc.

Musical selections were rendered by Peggy Fletcher.

Arrangements were under the direction of King Brothers Funeral Home in Hazlehurst. To give condolences visit www.kingbrothersfh.com (black) to sign the guestbook.

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John L. Bollinger, 66, of Jesup, died Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at his residence. The Howard County, Md. native had lived in Baxley for 25 years, Wayne County the past 6 years and was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran. He was a truck driver with Trucks, Inc. and a police officer for Montgomery County, Md. He enjoyed working in his yard, going to antique car shows, and the outdoors. His mother, Margaret C. Bollinger and a stepdaughter, Katrina Wood preceded him in death.

Survivors are two daughters Angie B. (Wally) Bishop of Jesup, Jami (Steve) Cook of Selma, N.C.; a son, John Bollinger of Jesup; a step-son, Alan (Tammy) Copeland of Brunswick; his father, Harold S. Bollinger of Frederick, Md.; two brothers, Harold (Anita) Bollinger, Jr. of Thurmont, Md., Randy (Eva Jean) Bollinger of Woodsboro, Md.; a sister, Nancy (Bennie) Dunaway of New Brockton, Ala.; ten grandchildren; two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Alan Copeland and the Rev. Stacy Teston officiating.

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

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Glynn Rodney Bass, 73, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 in the Community Hospice House in Vidalia. Bass was born Dec. 21, 1938 in Duval County, Florida to the late Leonard Leroy Bass and the late Daisy Edna Ryals Bass. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Bass was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by two brothers, L. H. and Vernon Bass.

Survivors include his wife, Elmira Bass of Baxley; one daughter and son-in-law, Myrna and Dale Morris of Nicholls; two sons and daughters-in-law, Rodney and Michelle Taylor and Ross and Vanessa Taylor, all of Baxley; one brother and sister-in-law, Ken and Sue Bass of Baxley; five grandchildren: Dustin (Malanda) Johnson, Marah Johnson, Olivia Taylor, Dusty Morris, Brantley (Brooke) Morris; one great-grandchild, Carter Johnson and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 in the chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Revs. Keith Alderman and Mike Redwine officiating. Interment followed in Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery in Appling County.

Active pallbearers were Doug Bass, Corey Bass, Clint Bass, Brantley Morris, Ritchie Lightsey and David Carter.

Honorary pallbearers were David Reeves, Tim Flood, Mickey and Jean Lewis, Lisa Courson, Butch Barfield, Steve Rigdon, Charlie and Susie Stuckey, Charles and Velma Stone, Alton Johnson, Shane Williams, Fuzzy and Harlene Jones and Kathy and Edsel Mayers.

Musical selections were rendered by Dusty Morris.

Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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