Miscellaneous Evans County, Georgia Obituaries

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A.J. Futch
A.J. Futch, 88, died August 5, 2001, at Evans Memorial Hospital in Claxton after a short illness. The Evans County native was a member of Eastside Baptist Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge #335. He was a Naval Stores employee for a number of years and a retired maintenance employee from the Claxton High School. He was presently employed by the City of Claxton under The Green Thumb program.
Surviving are two daughters, Ilene Faust of Claxton and Louise Clark of Claxton; three sons, Rabon Futch of Bellville, Alton Futch of Douglasville and G.C. Coley of Palatka, Florida; one sister, Dollie Rogers of Claxton; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 7, 11 a.m. at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Antioch Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Earl Saxon and the Rev. Don Bazal officiating. 
Pallbearers were Vernon Rogers, Alvin Futch, Joe Futch, Calvin Futch, Lester Crosby and Theron Rogers.
Honorary pallbearers were Deacons of Eastside Baptist Church and Antioch Baptist Church.
J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lucille Calloway Jones
Lucille Calloway Jones, 84, died August 3, 2001, at Claxton Nursing Home in Claxton. The Evans County native was a member of The First Baptist Church, The TEL Sunday School Class, Prime Timers and Cathleen Jones Mission Group.
Surviving are four nieces, Patty Boyette of Claxton, Pam Rogers of Hinesville, Willene Weller of Claxton, and Lynette NeSmith of Snellgrove; two nephews, Al Jenkins of Wildwood, Florida and Curtis Barrow of Register.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 5, 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Claxton. Burial followed at Bull Creek Church Cemetery, with Dr. Carlton Allen officiating.
Pallbearers were Tim and Anthony Kicklighter, Bryant Boyette, Terrell and Johnny McCall, and Marcus McCall.
J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Eugene Griffin
Thomas Eugene Griffin, 76, died August 5, 2001, at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah. The Evans County native had been residing in Effingham County for the past 15 years. He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church and retired from Haile Tobacco Company after 35 years of service. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and recipient of the Purple Heart.
Surviving are his wife, Grace Stafford Griffin of Guyton; four sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Susan Griffin, Mark and Anne Griffin and John Griffin, all of Savannah, and Craig and Brenda Griffin of Carrollton; two daughters and a son-in-law, Connie Groover of Guyton and Gwen and Morgan Grooms of Lawrence, Kansas; one brother, Leon Griffin of Port Wentworth; five sisters, Mattie Eason of Claxton, Ruby Barnard of Savannah, Allie Mae Gulledge of Guyton, Lorene Cohen of Glennville and Mildred Byrd of Pooler; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 8, 11 a.m., at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Brewton Cemetery. 
Pallbearers were his grandsons, Jeremy Griffin, Bryan Long, Matthew and Steven Groover, Brandon, Michael, Thomas and Taylor Griffin.
J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Carlos A. Bland Sr.
Mr. Carlos A. Bland Sr., age 88, died Tuesday at Statesboro Nursing Home after a long illness. The Liberty County native had lived most of his life in Bulloch County. Mr. Bland formerly lived in the area now occupied by Ft. Stewart. He was a former member of the Lotts Creek Hunting Club and a present member of Nevil’s Hunting Club. He was a farmer.
Surviving are two sons, Carlos (C.A.) Bland Jr. of Bloomingdale, Georgia, and Billy F. Bland of Fayetteville, Georgia; one brother, Elmer M. Bland of Pooler; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held on Friday, March 16, at 2 p.m. at Beard’s Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Cobb Funeral Home in Glennville was in charge of arrangements.

Willie Mae Ambrose
Willie Mae Ambrose, 84, died Saturday at Glenvue Nursing Home after an extended illness. She was a native of Evans County and was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Claxton. She was a homemaker and the widow of R. E. Ambrose and was preceded in death by her daughter, Evelyn DeLoach and two sons, James Ambrose and Bruce Ambrose Sr. 
Surviving are, one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Dennis Swart of Savannah; three sons and four daughters-in-law, Jerry Ambrose of Yorktown, Va., George and Marty Ambrose of Jonesboro, Ga., Harry and Angela Ambrose of Bellville, Wilma Ambrose of Claxton and Martha Tucker of Bellville; 16 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; a special friend, Vera DeLoach of Glennville.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 9 at 3 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Home, Glennville Chapel with the Rev. Don Bazal officiating. Burial followed in Brewton Cemetery in Hagan.
Pallbearers were grandsons Steve Ambrose, Bruce Ambrose Jr., Timmy Ambrose, Jeff Ambrose, Scott Swart and Mike Swart.
Cobb Funeral Home, Glenn-ville Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Reba Elizabeth Sallee
Reba Elizabeth Sallee, 75, died October 9, 2001, at her residence. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a long time resident of Evans County.
Surviving are one brother, Warren Wilbanks of Claxton; one sister, Emily Betts of Brunswick, Ga.; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Friday, October 12 at 11 a.m. at Brewton Cemetery in Hagan with the Rev. Eric Sizemore officiating. 
J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Joan A. Jones
Joan A. Jones, 71, died Saturday, October 13, 2001 at St. Joseph Hospital in Savannah. The Tattnall County native was a former resident of Shellman Bluff and had lived in Winder for the past 32 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Shellman Bluff Baptist Church. Ms. Jones was preceded in death by her husband Dannie Jones.
Surviving are three daughters, Linda Hodges of Ludowici, Diane Stafford of Winder and Laura Jones of Bethlehem; two sons, John Daniel Jones of Winder and Joseph Adrin Jones of Winder; one brother, Jerry Alexander of Shellman Bluff; one sister, Peggy Cook of McLean, VA; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16 at Shellman Bluff Baptist Church with the Rev. Brian Smith officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were grandchildren. 
Remembrances may be sent to the Arthritis Foundation, Georgia Chapter – 550 Pharr Rd. Suite 550 Atlanta, GA 30305 or National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Georgia Chapter – 12 Perimeter Center E Suite 1200 Atlanta, GA 30346.
Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel of Hinesville was in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Ernesto Locsin Ledesma
Dr. Ernesto Locsin Ledesma, 62, died July 26, at his residence in Bellville.
He was born in the Philippines to the late Ricardo and Manuela Ledesma. He was a physician in Claxton who specialized in pediatrics and child and adult psychiatry for the past 35 years. He was a member of (PAMAG) Philippine-American Medical Association of Georgia and the American Medical Association. He was a member of St. Christopher’s Catholic Church in Claxton. He and his family resided in Bellville for many years.
Dr. Ledesma was a man of great character and a compassionate heart. He touched many people in his life through his healing touch and his unconditional love. He was the greatest father and grandfather a family could ever hope to have. He will be greatly missed.
Surviving are his wife, Virgie V. Ledesma; two sons, Ernest Ledesma of Rincon, and Paul Ledesma of Boston; three daughters, Melissa Confer of Augusta, Michelle Glisson of Claxton and Rachelle Nall of Atlanta; three grandsons, Ethan, Caelan and Sam; one granddaughter, Annie; one sister and five brothers; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 30, 11 a.m. at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church in Claxton.
Burial was in Glennville Memorial Gardens.
J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Hammock
Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Hammock, 77, died July 27, 2002, at her daughters residence in Mendes. She was preceded in death by her husband, B.A. Hammock, and her son, Grady Anderson. The Evans County native was a member of the Hagan Baptist Church and a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Buddy and Dolores Anderson of Sanford, N.C.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Wayne Crawford of Blackshear, Kaye Cawthon of Hagan and Kim and James Beverly of Mendes; two brothers, Herman Cowart of FL, and Bennie Cowart of TX; two sisters, Lou Conley of Hagan and Lillian Anderson of Register; 10 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 30, 4 p.m. at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Brewton Cemetery.
J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Frances Walton
Mrs. Frances Walton, 93, died Monday, July 29 at her residence under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice. The Evans County native retired from nursing in 1979 after 53 years. She was a member of Bay Branch Primitive Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Avis D. Loper of Sharpesburg, Ga., and Jo Anne Mock of Statesboro; one son, Ralph D. Walton of Orlando, Fla.; two sisters, Ada D. Creech and Doris D. Laureti, both of Claxton; one brother, Ted I. DeLoach of Glennville; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Bay Branch Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Al Groover officiating.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Durrence, Jim McElveen, Carl Lee Collins, Charles Edwards, Jim Daniel, and Duron Sapp.
Hodges-Turner-Anderson Funeral Home of Statesboro was in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn Doris Nease
Evelyn Doris Nease, 80, died November 30 at the home of her daughter in St. Mary’s. The Bulloch County native had resided in Evans County most of her life. She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church and also attended Friendship P.B. Church in Statesboro. She was predeceased by her husband, Loary Barker Nease. She was a loving wife and mother.
Surviving are three sons, L.B. Nease Jr. of Statesboro, Franklin Nease of Titusville and Darnell Nease of Hilton Head, S.C.; two daughters, Martha Olliff of Kingsland and Julie Husler of St Mary’s; one brother, Calvin Larrimore of Daytona; 17 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral service were held Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m. at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Brewton Cemetery.
J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lee Glenn Kicklighter
Lee Glenn Kicklighter, 77, died Dec. 2 at the Claxton Nursing Home. The Bulloch County native had resided in Evans County most of his life. He was a retired farmer. He was of Baptist faith.
Surviving are one sister, Ella Ouida Tucker of Claxton and one half sister, Kathaleen Costa of Connecticut; two half brothers, Garnett Kerby of Bluffton, S.C., and Bobby Kerby of Colorado Springs, Co.; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 4, 11 a.m. at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Ephesus Cemetery.
J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Harrell V. Stripling
Harrell V. Stripling, 83, died Thursday, Nov. 28 at Rockdale County Hospital. The Tift County native was a member of First United Methodist Church of Tifton and attended Heritage Hills Baptist Church in Conyers. He was the former owner and operator of S&S Food Marts in Fulton, Dekalb, and Rockdale Counties, and former co-owner of C&D Vending Co. He was an avid saltwater fisherman.
Surviving are his wife, Carolyn L. Stripling of Conyers; two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Danny Strickland of Claxton, and Terri and Tommy Strickland of Springfield; a step-daughter, Sue Becht of Jacksonville, Fl; a stepson, Bob Chambless of Macon; eight grandchildren and spouses, Keith and JoAnn Strickland of Reidsville, Tara Strickland of Hilton Head Island, S.C., and Kim and Wade McDonald of Guyton, Trey and Amy Strickland of Rincon, Tonya Strickland of Atlanta, Ryan and Kelly Strickland of Rincon, Missy Becht and Chas Becht, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; six great-grandchildren and spouse, Rashe and Amanda Collins of Claxton, Harley Strickland of Reidsville, Logan and Noah McDonald of Guyton, and Joshua and Emma Strickland of Rincon; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Sarah Stripling of Conyers and Henry Frank and Opal Stripling of Stockbridge; a number of niece and nephews.
Graveside funeral services were held 2 p.m. Saturday at Locust Grove Cemetery near First Baptist Church of Locust Grove.
Remembrances may be sent to Heritage Hills Baptist Church in Conyers.
Harry L. White Funeral Home, Conyers was in charge of arrangements.

Myrtle Underwood
Myrtle Underwood, 85, of Evans County, died November 27 at Claxton Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. She was a member of Claxton Primitive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husbands, Romie Taylor and James Myers.
Surviving are her husband, Edward O. Underwood of Evans County; sons, Henry Taylor of Wadsworth, Ohio, Robert Taylor of Carencre, La., James Taylor of Jacksonville, Fla., and Joseph Taylor of Rock Creek, Ohio; two daughters, Nancy Cartwright of Metter and Mary NeSmith of Brooklet; 13 grandchildren, several great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Wood Funeral Home with Elders Hubert Hendrix and Harold Burnsed officiating. Burial was in Old Anderson Cemetery in Evans County.
Wood Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Carl Joseph Sikes Sr.
Carl Joseph Sikes Sr., 65, died Monday, Feb. 3 after a long illness. He was born in Bryan County. He lived most of his life in Bryan and Evans counties. He was a member of Pembroke Advent Christian Church. He was a retired heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, and playing on the computer. He was in the National Guard for three years before joining the Army.
Surviving are his wife Patricia C. Sikes of Claxton; one son, Joe Sikes of Claxton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and Matt Kern of Claxton and Angel Sikes and Ronnie Cole of Reidsville; three brothers, the Rev. Joey C. Sikes Sr. of Hinesville, Lloyd C. Sikes of Pembroke, Jerry L. Sikes of Ellabell; one grandson, Matthew Cole of Reidsville.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Thursday at Beulah Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Bryant and the Rev. Wendell Dubois officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Steve Sikes, Norman Tillman, Andy Mew, Aaron Henderson, Shaun Calahan, Lee Sikes, Jamie Calahan.
Honorary pallbearers were Lex Strickland, Roy Blitch, J.L. Henderson, Daniel Skinner, Vernon Jernigan, Josie C. Sikes Jr.
Morrison Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Brider B. Boles
Brider B. Boles, 78, died Jan. 30 in Evans County. The native of Alabama had resided in Florida for many years before moving to the Evans County area. He worked in the orange groves as a supervisor and later worked as a boat builder. He was of Baptist faith and a veteran of WWII.
Surviving are two sons, Jim Boles of Claxton and Rick Boles of Metter; three daughters, Janice Irwin and Sherry Denton of Claxton, and Diann Rogers of Orlando; one brother, Edward Boles of Atlanta; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Feb. 1 at the Goldenrod Chapel of Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home in Orlando.
J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home and Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Gertrud Bills
Gertrud Bills, 76, died Jan. 30 at Claxton Nursing Home. She was a native of Estonia. She and Ronald Bills married on July 10, 1948 in Stuttgart, Germany. After their marriage they resided in Savannah for many years before moving to Evans County in 2000. She was of Lutheran faith. Mrs. Bills was a wonderful gardener, wife and mother.
Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Donald C. Bills of Claxton; one daughter, Tammara Helen Kicklighter of Claxton; one sister, Margaret Brehm of Canada.
J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Edith Roach Downs
Edith Roach Downs, 91, died Jan. 28 at Evans Memorial Hospital in Claxton.
Mrs. Downs was predeceased by her husband, Albert Christian “Kick” Downs. Mrs. Downs was a lifelong resident of Evans County. She was a member of the Claxton First United Methodist Church and the George Durrence Sunday School class. She was a graduate of Georgia Teachers College and retired from the Evans County Elementary School system where she taught fourth grade for over 33 years. She served on the administrative board of the Claxton First United Methodist Church, the Evans County Board of Health, and the Georgia Retired Teachers Association where she received the Emeritus award when she was 90.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Joel and Emily Downs of Claxton; one daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Carlton House of Claxton; one sister, Mary Lee Durrence of Claxton; three grandchildren, Kerry Christian House Fulton of Columbia, S.C., Derrick Winship Downs of Savannah and Dorrie Downs Whitehead of Daisy; one great-grandchild, Gabrielle Christian Fulton of Columbia, S.C.; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 31, 11 a.m. at the Claxton First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Craig Hutto and Dr. Tab Smith officiating. Burial was in Brewton Cemetery.
Remembrances may be sent to Claxton First United Methodist Church, 401 W. Main St., Claxton, Ga. 30417, or the Brewton Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 978, Claxton, Ga. 30417.
J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ada Lou Rowe Waters
Ada Lou Rowe Waters, 96, died Jan. 28 at the Claxton Nursing Home. She was the daughter of William Oscar Rowe and Ada Ophelia Griner Rowe. The Evans County native was a member of the Rogers Baptist Church. She was a retired teacher, having taught at Pinewood Christian Academy and several other counties in Georgia. She was the first graduate of South Georgia Normal Teachers College. She was a member of the Georgia Retired Teachers Association. She was predeceased by her husband, Willie T. Waters and a son, James Oscar Waters.
Surviving are one son, Billy T. Waters of Claxton; two daughters-in-law, Alice C. Waters of Claxton and Ann S. Waters of Claxton; five grandchildren, Allen Waters of Claxton, Charles Waters of Claxton, Jeanine W. Hutcheson of Claxton, Susan Waters of Bridgeport, Ct., and Teresa W. Davis of Claxton; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 30, 11 a.m. at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.
Remembrances may be sent to Ogeechee Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, Ga. 30459.
J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Genese Sapp
Genese Sapp, 64, died Jan. 29 at her residence in Hagan. She was predeceased by her husband, Loren Sapp. She was a native of Appling County, but had resided in Evans County for the past 40 years. Mrs. Sapp was a childhood member of Williamson Chapel and a member of the Concerted Services Senior Citizen Group.
Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Daniel and Lori Sapp of Bryan County and Kenny Sapp of Evans County; one daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Eric Sapp of Claxton; three step-sons, J.L. Sapp of Hortense, Paul and Barry Sapp, both of Evans County; four step-daughters, Claudine Womble and Barbara Murphy, both of Evans County, Irene Akins of Bulloch County and Clydette Cruz of Texas; two brothers, H.L. Williamson and Guyton Williamson of Vidalia; one sister, Bernice Jackson of Vidalia; six grandchildren, Erica, Faith, Alex, Phillip, Victoria and Taylor Sapp; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 31, 2 p.m. at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Brewton Cemetery.
Remembrances may be sent to Eastside Baptist Church Building Fund, 108 S. Peters St., Claxton, Ga. 30417 or Concerted Services, Attn: Sandra Boggs, P.O. Box 704, Claxton, Ga. 30417.
J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Alana Odum Pritchett
Alana Odum Pritchett, 58, of Snow Hill, N.C., died under the care of Hospice on Jan. 9 after a long battle with breast cancer. She was a native of Tattnall County, but had lived in Snow Hill for the past 15 years.
Mrs. Pritchett was preceded in death by her father, J.A. Odum of Manassas.
Surviving are her husband, Hillery Pritchett of Snow Hill, N.C.; one daughter, Msgt. Dianne Curtis of Kinston, N.C.; her mother, Gertrude Odum Donahue of Manassas; sister and brother-in-law, Sharon O. and Jerry Cochran of Columbiana, Al; one sister, Karen O. Dillard of Claxton; four nieces, Kimberly Cochran of Graysville, Tn., Leslie Covington of Chelsea, Al, and Rachel Dillard of Claxton; great-niece, Ashley Covington of Chelsea, Al.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, LaRue and Beulah Pritchett of Walstonburg, N.C.; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Diane Pritchett of Shawnee, Ga., and Gary Pritchett of Tarboro, N.C., and numerous other relatives.
Mrs. Pritchett was employed with the USDA FSA as a computer specialist working out of the Snow Hill, N.C. office and covering 20 North Carolina counties. Prior to this, she worked at the FSA headquarters in Raleigh, N.C.
Mrs. Pritchett dearly loved her family, friends, co-workers, and job and will be greatly missed by all. To locally honor her memory, the family will receive friends and relatives at the Old Collins Gym, Collins, Ga. on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 3-5 p.m.
Remembrances may be made to Duke Breast Oncology, Duke Cancer Center, Box 3828, Durham, N.C. 27710.
Howell Funeral Home and Crematory of Goldsboro, N.C. was in charge of arrangements.

Myrtle Stokes Driver
Myrtle Stokes Driver, 95, widow of Roger Glynn Driver of Nahunta, died Sunday, June 1 at Colonial Gardens in Claxton after a long illness. Born in Brantley County on May 20, 1908, she was the daughter of Willie and Ella highsmith Stokes. Mrs. Driver was a retired teacher, and had taught 38 years in Nahunta, Reidsville and Swainsboro and had retired to Dublin where she was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lola Jean Rogers.
Mrs. Diver attended the University of Georgia and received a BS and masters degree in home economics. She was a member of the Georgia Retired Teachers Association, the Daughters of the American Revolution and Daughters of the Confederacy.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Driver and John D. Kennedy of Claxton; a son-in-law, J. Richard Rogers of Dublin; four grandchildren and their spouses, Karey and Tracey Hathcock of Brunswick, Jon Ann and Victor Love of Claxton, Patricia and Scott Anderson of Navarre, Fla., and Brian and Tanya Rogers of Dublin; several great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Thursday, June 5 at 3 p.m. in Oakland Cemetery in Waycross.
Chambless-Frye Funeral Home of Nahunta was in charge of arrangements.

Annette Elizabeth Skinner Gwinett
Annette Elizabeth Skinner Gwinett, 39, died Monday, May 26 at her residence following a brief illness. The Bulloch County native lived in Statesboro most of her life, except for a few years of her childhood when she lived in Claxton. She was a 1982 graduate of Statesboro High school and attended Georgia Southern University. She worked in hotel management for many years at several hotels. She was last employed as the general manager of the Hometown Inn in Statesboro. Mrs. Gwinett was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel C. Skinner and her grandmother, Ethel Brannen.
Surviving are her husband, James Gwinett of Register; a son, Brandon Gwinett of Register; two daughters, Katie and Kristi Gwinett, both of Register; her mother, Karen Denton of Statesboro; her father, Daniel Skinner of Claxton; a sister, Michelle Stewart of Rochelle; her mother-in-law, Dottie Gwinett Beswetherick of Statesboro.
Funeral services were held Thursday, 11 a.m. in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home with Dr. Max ----Alderman officiating. Burial was in Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Gerald (Jiro) Eschky, Steve Newman, Mike Mincey, Pat Newman, Mike Newman and Doug Brannen.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home of Statesboro was in charge of arrangements.

Clarence R. Still
Clarence R. Still, the son of the late Jown W. and Pearl Mae Harrold Still was born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on April 20, 1930, and passed away Friday, May 23 at his home in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 73.
Mr. Still moved to Dexter in 1994. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had served three tours in Germany, and also tours in Korea, Vietnam, and Panama. He was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter.
On August 14, 1951, he married Alice M. Gockley in Kenbridge, Virginia.
Surviving are his wife, Alice M. Still of Dexter; three sons, Robert Dale, Gary Wayne, and Patrick Neal Still, all of Dexter; three daughters, Jennifer Kay Rountree of Claxton, Cheryl Marie Long of Strasburg, Virginia, Carolyn Louise Richardson of Charleston, S.C.; 18 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; two brothers, Otis Still of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Kenneth Still of Pacific, Missouri; one sister, Helen Calvert of Miller, Missouri; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 27, 11 a.m. in the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Keith Garland of Dexter officiating.
Burial will follow at a later date in the Missouri veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri.
Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter was in charge of arrangements.

Edna Mae Odom
Edna Mae Odom, 77, died June 10 at Colonial Gardens. The lifelong Tattnall County native was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church and was retired from Evans Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rupert E. Odom, and two grandchildren, Ben and J.J. Collins. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Donna Odom of Collins, Ed and Carol Odom of Collins; two daughters and sons-in-law, June and Ben Collins of Metter, Joyce and Victor Anderson of Claxton; two half-brothers, J.C. Holt, and J.W. Hutto; one sister, Emily Odom of Claxton; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 12, 11 a.m. at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Holland Cemetery.
Remembrances can be sent to Rehoboth Baptist Church, 2321 Tattnall Campground Road, Claxton, Ga. 30417.
J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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