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Williams, Mrs. Mattie Lou (Dukes) - Statesboro  
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Mattie Lou Dukes Williams, age 91, passed peacefully on Saturday afternoon, May 16, 2015, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Statesboro, Ga., and a proud and faithful member of Thomas Grove Baptist Church. She leaves to celebrate her legacy: three grandchildren, Adrianne McMillan of Dallas, Texas, Allyson McMillan-Youngblood of Yardley, Pennsylvania, (Dr. Joseph Youngblood II); Charles McMillian Jr. (Gloria McMillian) of Atlanta, Georgia; and two great-grandchildren, Joseph Youngblood III and Norah Youngblood. She is survived by two sisters and two brothers, Beulah Davis of Rochester, N.Y., and Ella M. Simon of Waycross, Ga., Ben Dukes and Walter Dukes, both of Waycross, Ga. She is also survived by a host of loving nieces, nephews and close family friends. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2015, in the Ben Samuel Hill Memorial Chapel of Hill's Mortuary, Inc., 58 Packinghouse Road, Statesboro, GA 30458. The body of Ms. Williams will lie in state from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour of 11 a.m. on the day of the service. The funeral service for Ms. Williams will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2015, at Thomas Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 500 East Olliff Street, Statesboro, GA 30458, with the Rev. Mary Odom-Lee, pastor, officiating, and Bishop Larry Jones, presiding. Burial will follow in the Eastside Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at Final rites have been entrusted to Hill's Mortuary, Inc. Statesboro Herald, May 21, 2015 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at
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Published in Statesboro Herald from May 21 to May 28, 2015

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Wallace Jr., Mr. Calvin "June Bug"  
Mr. Calvin "June Bug" Wallace Jr., age 73, passed on Wednesday, May 13th, at 3:48 a.m. at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Ga., after an extended illness. He was a Bulloch County native and a member of Brannen Chapel United Methodist Church. He also attended Conerstone Church of Statesboro, Ga. He retired from Georgia Southern University as a custodian. He was a long-time employee of Payton's Mortuary with over 50 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Roberta Washington of Statesboro, Ga.; his loving daughters, Ms. Sharon Wallace of Statesboro, Ga., and Mrs. Dorothy Mikell (Terry) of Nevils, Ga.; a loving son, Mr. Calvin Wallace III of Tallahassee, Fla.; his loving sisters, Mrs. Lavonne Bonnie Seabrooks of Statesboro, Ga., Ms. Cynthia Wallace of Savannah, Ga., and Mrs. Connie Brown of Athens, Ga.; his loving brothers, Elder Gary Wallace (Brenda), Mr. Tony Wallace (Gloria), Mr. Bobby Wallace and Mr. Calvin Marshall Wallace, all of Statesboro, Ga., and the Rev. Larry Wallace (Marla) of Guyton, Ga.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Public viewing for Mr. Calvin Wallace Jr. will be held Friday, May 15, 2015, from 2-8 p.m. at Craig R. Tremble Funeral Home, Statesboro Chapel. The Homegoing Celebration for Mr. Calvin Wallace Jr. will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at Cornerstone Church, 500 Woodrow Avenue, Statesboro, Ga., with the Rev. Harry J. Tremble Jr., presiding, and Pastor Ed Neubert, eulogist. Interment will be held in Eastside Cemetery, East Olliff Street, Statesboro, Ga. Express condolences at Craig R. Tremble Funeral Home, Statesboro Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. Statesboro Herald, May 15, 2015 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at
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Published in Statesboro Herald from May 15 to May 22, 2015

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Williams, Mr. Cecil J. "C.J." - Nevils  
NEVILS, Ga. -- Mr. Cecil J. "C.J." Williams, age 83, died Sunday evening at St. Joseph's/Candler in Savannah. Born in Bulloch County to the late Jasper Kelly Williams and Laurie Brannen Williams, C.J. graduated from Nevils High School in 1948. He attended Georgia Teacher's College for a brief period and then joined the U.S. Navy. He traveled throughout his military career and returned to Nevils when he retired from the U.S. Navy in 1969. He continued to serve in the Navy Reserves. Soon after he returned, C.J. began a long career as a farmer and retired in 2005. Mr. Williams was a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church in Nevils, where he served as a Sunday School teacher, deacon and the ministry program of visiting the sick and shut-in. He was a former member of the board of the Ogeechee River Baptist Association. C.J. was a recipient of the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Award and he was a Mason. He was a member of the Davis Air Park Flying Club and enjoyed many years of flying his own plane. One of his greatest joys was being able to watch his great-grandchildren playing baseball and football. Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Ricky Williams; and a brother, Jimmy Williams. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Yvonne Haygood Williams of Nevils; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Neal Howard of Nevils; five grandchildren, Drew and Angel Williams, Barry Williams and fiancee, Tina Lanier; Kelli and Sam Spence and Amy and Brian Justice, all of Nevils; and Wyn Howard of Gainesville; 12 great-grandchildren, Bryce Anne, Toby, Blair, Madeline, Cason, Zachary, Mason, Tyler, Taylor, Garrett, Emily and Trent; a sister, Thetis Bell of Brooklet; and a brother, Jesse Williams of St. Marys. Many nieces and nephews also survive. The family will receive visitors on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church in Nevils. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Eason officiating. Interment, with full military honors, will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Roscoe Roberts Sunday School Class and the deacons of the church. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, 1172 Nevils-Denmark Road, Pembroke, GA 31321. Friends may sign the online register book at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements. Statesboro Herald, May 12, 2015 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at
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Published in Statesboro Herald from May 12 to May 20, 2015
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