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Bunch Sr., Cecil Wendell - Statesboro  
Cecil Wendell Bunch Sr., age 75, passed away on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah. The native of Bulloch County graduated from Marvin Pittman High School in 1957. He joined the U.S. Navy and served 20 years, retiring in 1976 at the rank of chief petty officer. Mr. Bunch then joined the Public Safety Department at Georgia Southern College (now University) in 1980 and retired as a sergeant after 20 years of service. Mr. Bunch was an active member of Elmer Baptist Church, where he joined and was baptized at a young age. He enjoyed fishing, boating, reading and crossword puzzle books. He loved Georgia Southern football games and tailgating with his friends. But most of all, he enjoyed hosting cookouts at his Barbeque Barn for his family and friends. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Mr. Bunch was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Mary Rosier Bunch; his mother and father, Cecil Edgar and Anita Hart Bunch; his brother, Clayborne E. Bunch; a brother-in-law, Ralph Bacon; and two nieces, Susan Bacon MacLachlan and Renee Roberts Hopkins. Survivors include his three sons, Robert E. (Debbie) Bunch of Jacksonville, Fla., Cecil Wendell Bunch Jr. of Davisboro, Ga., and Brantley Edgar (Barbara) Bunch of Statesboro. He is also survived by two granddaughters, Meghan Bunch (Jonathan) Roy and Kelly Bunch (Barrett) Gates, all of Jacksonville, Fla. He has two great-grandchildren, Reese and Mitchell Roy of Jacksonville. He is also survived by two sisters, Merle B. Hogan and Faye B. Bacon, both of Statesboro; and a sister-in-law, Janet B. Bunch of Canton, Ga. Other survivors include three nephews, five nieces, three great-nephews; five great-nieces and several cousins, three step-granddaughters and five step great-grandchildren. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 1, 2015, from 4–6 p.m. at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on February 2, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Elmer Baptist Church in Statesboro with the Rev. Art Tarver officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jonathan Roy, Barrett Gates, Brian Bunch, Jeff Patterson, Devin Bacon, Christopher Caggiano, Nicholas Caggiano and Tim Long. Memorial contributions may be made to Elmer Baptist Church, 56 Zettwell Road, Statesboro, GA 30461. Please visit our online memorial at www.hodgesmoore.com to sign the guestbook and share fond memories with the Bunch family. Statesboro Herald, January 31, 2015 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at www.statesboroherald.com.
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7, 2015
Crawford Johnson, Jackie Vera "Mother Dear" (Waters) - Claxton  
CLAXTON -- Jackie Vera "Mother Dear" Waters Crawford Johnson, died January 23, 2015, at Ogeechee Hospice in Statesboro. She was born in Groveland, but lived most of her life in Daisy. She was a member of the Hagan Methodist Church. She was a precious mother and loved her family dearly. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Eugene Johnson; a granddaughter, Tina Marie Jones; and all of her siblings, two sisters, Keturah and Janie; and five brothers, Lumar, Buddy, Harry, Eutice and Arthur. Survivors: two sons, Richard (Brenda) Crawford Sr. of Bloomingdale and John Crawford of Jacksonville, Fla.; three daughters, Madonna (Fred) Gardener of Statesboro, Rosalind (Raymond) Duefrane of Tampa, Fla., and Lisa (Jerry) Jones of Brookhaven, Miss.; nine grandchildren, Dorinda McBride, Richard Crawford Jr., Tracy McQuaid, Michael Batchelor, Michelle Tapley, Jeff Crawford, Dana Lay, Wendy Lay and Ashley Jones; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Visitation: Monday, January 26, 2015, 10-11 a.m. at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home. Funeral: Monday, January 26, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home Chapel. Burial: Bull Creek Church Cemetery. Remembrances: Ogeechee Area Hospice, 200 Donehoo Street, Statesboro, GA 30458. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.nesmithfuneralhome.com ; (912) 739-3338. Statesboro Herald, January 24, 2015 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at www.statesboroherald.com.
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Jan. 26 to Feb. 3, 2015
Davis, Peggy M.  
Peggy M. Davis of Covington, passed away January 22, 2015, at the age of 84. A woman of strong Christian faith, Mrs. Davis was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Covington, where she faithfully attended the Murphy's Gang Sunday School class. She was a loving and devoted wife, always very supportive of her husband's ministry wherever he was led to serve. She devoted her time serving others, and was beloved by many people in the Covington area. Mrs. Davis was a master flower gardener, and enjoyed traveling, bird watching and square dancing. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Cleon (Cook) McEachern. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Rev. Hugo M. Davis, Jr.; children and their spouses, Gary M. and Michelle E. Davis of Statesboro, J. Mark and Alison W. Davis of Covington, Kay D. DuBois of Winder; grandchildren, Brad C. Davis, Ben M. Davis, Lisa D. Domm, Ashley L. Davis, Kelly A. Kerr, Chase Davis, Taylor E. Pittman, Andrew M. Pittman, III; six great-grandchildren; sister, Jean M. Stanfield of Americus; and two nephews. Funeral Services for Mrs. Davis will be held Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Covington, with Dr. Cody McNutt and Steve Aldridge officiating and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, Monday, January 26, from 5 – 8 p.m. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to the First Baptist Church - Debt Reduction Fund, 1139 Usher Street NE, Covington, Ga.30014. www.caldwellandcowan.com to place online condolences 770-786-7062 Statesboro Herald, January 25, 2015 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at www.statesboroherald.com.
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Jan. 26 to Feb. 3, 2015
Evans, James Shelton - Statesboro  
James Shelton Evans, 70, died Monday, January 26, 2015, at his residence. Shelton was born in Sylvania, raised in Dade City, Fla., and was a longtime resident of Statesboro. He was a graduate of Georgia Southern College, receiving his Bachelors of Science degree and Masters of Education of social sciences degree. Shelton was employed with Georgia Southern University for 30 years, working as the dean of Men, director of the Financial Aid Department and the assistant director of the Human Resources Department. He was a member of Pittman Park United Methodist Church and was a member of LEGS (Larry, Ed, Glenn and Shelton), meeting every Thursday for over 40 years to plan fishing trips and tailgating events. Shelton was an avid supporter of the Southern Boosters and all things concerning the Georgia Southern Eagles. He was preceded in death by his father, John Dell Evans; and his wife of 27 years, Marcia Glover Evans. He is survived by daughters, Dana Evans Wright, and her husband, Wade, of Guyton, and Staci Evans Bennett, and her husband, Jeff, of St. Simons Island; mother, Estelle Delk Evans of Cape Coral, Fla.; brothers, John Dell Evans II, and his wife, Terry, of Otto, N.C., and Randy Evans, and his wife, Debbie, of Cape Coral, Fla.; granddaughters, Ansleigh Wright of Guyton and Landri Bennett of St. Simons Island; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, January 29, 2015, at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 30, 2015, at Pittman Park United Methodist Church with the Reverend Bill Bagwell officiating. Mr. Evans will lie in state from 12:30 p.m. until the funeral hour. Burial will be in Bulloch Memorial Gardens. Please visit our online memorial at www.hodges-moore.com to sign our guestbook and share fond memories with the Evans family. Memorial contributions may be made to Georgia Southern University Foundation, P.O. Box 8040, Statesboro, GA 30460. Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. Statesboro Herald, January 28, 2015 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at www.statesboroherald.com.
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Jan. 28 to Feb. 4, 2015
Hendrix, Mrs. Betty (Guinette) - Statesboro  
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Betty Guinette Hendrix, age 77, died Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at the East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro. The Oliver, Georgia, native was a 1955 graduate of Brooklet High School. Her class was the last graduating class of Brooklet High School prior to the beginning of Southeast Bulloch High School. Following high school, she moved to Jacksonville, Fla., where she was employed with a major insurance company for several years. She met Robert D. Hendrix Jr. and soon returned to Bulloch County, where the two married. She was a homemaker and her primary goal was caring for her family. Betty attended the New Hope United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnie Guinette and Eloise Carpenter Guinette; a sister, Dale Guinette; and a brother, Danny Guinette. Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Robert D. Hendrix Jr. of Statesboro; two sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Hilda Hendrix of Statesboro and Mark and Lori Hendrix of Sylvania; three grandchildren, Heather Nicole Hendrix, Robert Alan Hendrix and Hannah Elizabeth Hendrix; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jackie and Johnny Hickman of Portal and Linda and Harry Dyches of Statesboro; a brother, Johnie Guinette Jr. of Statesboro; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro. The funeral service will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Carlton Hendrix officiating. Interment will be in the Bulloch Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Robbie Gunter, Emory Gunter, Tony Dyches, Jamie Dyches, Al Deal, Thomas Finch, Mike Hendrix and Timmy Gay. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459. Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com. Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements. Statesboro Herald, January 29, 2015 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at www.statesboroherald.com.
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Jan. 29 to Feb. 6, 2015
Henry Jr., J. Richard - Savannah  
SAVANNAH, Ga. - J. Richard Henry Jr., age 56, passed away at home on Wednesday, January 28. It is with great sorrow that we mourn the loss of Richard after a long illness. He was born in Swainsboro, Georgia, on March 21, 1958, and later moved with his family to Statesboro, where he attended school, graduating from Statesboro High School in 1976. He attended Georgia Southern College, graduating in 1980 with a BBA in accounting. After working with Price Waterhouse for nine years in Atlanta and Savannah, becoming a certified public accountant, he became a founding partner of Holland, Henry and Bromley, LLP. He was a member of Isle of Hope United Methodist Church, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPAs, as well as a former member of the Kiwanis Club. Richard served on the advisory board of SunTrust Bank, the advisory council for the School of Accountancy in the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University and the Savannah Technical College Foundation. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a longtime member of the Dorchester Hunting Club. In 2008, Richard and his son J.R. traveled to Argentina to hunt doves, and in 2011, he flew to the Siberian wilderness to fly fish for salmon. He also made several trips to Alaska to fly fish. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Jane Fouts Henry; his sons, Jack Richard "J.R." Henry III and Jared Coleman Henry, and his daughter, Jordan Elizabeth Henry, all of Savannah; his parents, Jack and Dorothy Henry, of Statesboro; his sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Jamie Manley, of Statesboro; nieces and a nephew. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Gamble Funeral Service, 410 Stephenson Avenue, Savannah. The funeral service will be held at 11 o'clock Saturday morning in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service conducted by the Rev. S. Michael Ricker. Interment will be in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery. The family requests that remembrances be sent to University of Arkansas Medical School Anomaly Research Foundation, 4301 West Markham, 543, Little Rock, AR 72205. Please share your thoughts about Richard and his life at www.gamblefuneralservice.com. Gamble Funeral Service of Savannah is in charge of arrangements. Statesboro Herald, January 30, 2015 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at www.statesboroherald.com.
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7, 2015
Henry Jr., J. Richard - Savannah  
SAVANNAH, Ga. - J. Richard Henry Jr., age 56, passed away at home on Wednesday, January 28. It is with great sorrow that we mourn the loss of Richard after a long illness. He was born in Swainsboro, Georgia, on March 21, 1958, and later moved with his family to Statesboro, where he attended school, graduating from Statesboro High School in 1976. He attended Georgia Southern College, graduating in 1980 with a BBA in accounting. After working with Price Waterhouse for nine years in Atlanta and Savannah, becoming a certified public accountant, he became a founding partner of Holland, Henry and Bromley, LLP. He was a member of Isle of Hope United Methodist Church, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPAs, as well as a former member of the Kiwanis Club. Richard served on the advisory board of SunTrust Bank, the advisory council for the School of Accountancy in the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University and the Savannah Technical College Foundation. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a longtime member of the Dorchester Hunting Club. In 2008, Richard and his son J.R. traveled to Argentina to hunt doves, and in 2011, he flew to the Siberian wilderness to fly fish for salmon. He also made several trips to Alaska to fly fish. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Jane Fouts Henry; his sons, Jack Richard "J.R." Henry III and Jared Coleman Henry, and his daughter, Jordan Elizabeth Henry, all of Savannah; his parents, Jack and Dorothy Henry, of Statesboro; his sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Jamie Manley, of Statesboro; nieces and a nephew. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Gamble Funeral Service, 410 Stephenson Avenue, Savannah. The funeral service will be held at 11 o'clock Saturday morning in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service conducted by the Rev. S. Michael Ricker. Interment will be in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery. The family requests that remembrances be sent to University of Arkansas Medical School Anomaly Research Foundation, 4301 West Markham, 543, Little Rock, AR 72205. Please share your thoughts about Richard and his life at www.gamblefuneralservice.com. Gamble Funeral Service of Savannah is in charge of arrangements. Statesboro Herald, January 30, 2015 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at www.statesboroherald.com.
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Jan. 30 to Feb. 6, 2015
Huffman, Dr. Galen C. - Metter  
Dr. Galen C. Huffman, 85, of Metter, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Ogeechee Area Hospice. He was born in Indiana to Carl D. and Ethel C. Huffman. He graduated from Ball State and Indiana universities and received the doctor of medicine degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He interned at Indianapolis General Hospital and completed a neuropsychiatry residency at Ohio State University. Dr. Huffman served as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps stationed in Germany. He enjoyed his medical practice in Indiana, Virginia and Georgia. He retired as medical director and former superintendent of Georgia Regional Hospital in Savannah prior to moving to Metter. Dr. Huffman served as chairman of the board of Pineland Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and served on the Candler County Library Board. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Patricia Anne Huffman; a brother and two sisters. He enjoyed hobbies of gardening, reading and caring for his numerous pets. Survivors are lifetime friends, Harry and Sue Warren of Pulaski and June DiPolito of Statesboro; devoted sitters, Marsha and Tiffany Lee of Metter; sister-in-law, Mary Jo Trant of Illinois; several nieces and nephews. The graveside funeral service and interment in the family mausoleum will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Lake Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Darby officiating. Remembrances may be made to the City of Metter Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 74, Metter, GA 30439. Guest book: www.kennedyfuneralhomes.com. Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. Statesboro Herald, January 29, 2015 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at www.statesboroherald.com.
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5, 2015
Humphrey, Thomas Joseph  
Thomas Joseph Humphrey died January 25, 2015, at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility in Statesboro, Ga., after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born August 8, 1944, to the late Walter Burton Humphrey and Margaret Ellis Humphrey. Before moving to Statesboro in 1997, he lived most of his life in Los Alamos, New Mexico, where he worked for Los Alamos National Laboratory, and in Fairbanks, Alaska, where he retired as data processing manager for Golden Valley Electric Association. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Craig Humphrey. Survivors include his wife, Patricia of Statesboro; daughters, Emma and Ceba; brothers, George, Richard (Ida) and James (Janice); 18 nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family has entrusted the services of Central Savannah River Crematory, (706) 798-8802. Statesboro Herald, January 27, 2015 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at www.statesboroherald.com.
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Jan. 27 to Feb. 3, 2015
Hunter Jr., The Rev. Gordon A. - Columbus  
The Rev. Gordon A. Hunter Jr., 94, died Thursday evening, January 29, 2015, at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following a brief illness. He was a native of Columbus, Ga., and was the son of the late Gordon A. Hunter Sr. and Lucile Ragland Hunter. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Mary Lou Myers Hunter. He is survived by the following children, James B. Hunter of Blairsville, Ga., Ann Wallace (husband, Mike) of Anderson, S.C., Lucile Hunter of St. Marys, Ga., Susan Cason (husband, Jimmy) of Statesboro, Ga., and Penny Hurst (husband, Bruce) of Tomball, Texas. He is survived by six grandchildren, Jason Hunter (wife, Dora), Caroline Wallace Barfield (husband, David), Stephanie Wallace Thomas (husband, Alan), Jennifer Hurst Dunivan (husband, Tim), Rebecca Hurst Smithwick (husband, John), and Allen Cason (wife, Kristen); 11 great-grandchildren, Jacob Barfield, Anna Barfield, Benjamin Hunter, Diego Hunter, Dylan Thomas, Hunter Cason, Madison Dunivan, Ellee Cason, Tanner Cason, Lillian Dunivan and Ethan Smithwick. He is also survived by a sister, Elizabeth Russell (husband, Joe) of Columbus, Ga. The Rev. Hunter attended the public schools of Columbus, Ga., and graduated from Columbus High School in 1938. He is also a graduate of Georgia Southwestern College in Americus, Ga., Mercer University in Macon, Ga., and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He served as a City Mission worker in Louisville, Ky., and then served on the staff of the Georgia Baptist Children's Home. He was pastor of the following churches: First Baptist Church in Butler, Ga., Cross Roads Baptist Church in Hartwell, Ga., Calvary Baptist Church, Brunswick, Ga., Anderson Drive Baptist Church, Jesup, Ga., Pembroke Baptist Church, Pembroke, Ga., and Meigs Baptist Church, Meigs, Ga. He was manager of Baptist Inn in Stockbridge, Ga., for over six years. The Rev. Hunter served as an interim and supply pastor during his retirement years. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, February 2, 2015, in The Mitchell Chapel at Baptist Village Retirement Communities. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery in Americus, Ga. The family will be receiving friends Monday morning at The Mitchell Chapel from 10-11 o'clock. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com. Statesboro Herald, January 31, 2015 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at www.statesboroherald.com.
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7, 2015
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