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Akins, Mr. Carlton Joe - Milledgeville  
Mr. Carlton Joe Akins, age 81, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015. The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Milledgeville. Burial will be private in the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service. Mr. Akins was born in Statesboro, Ga., and served in the United States Army and worked in Cochran, Ga., at Lithonia Lighting Company while also volunteering as a firefighter in Statesboro. He loved music and photography. Mr. Akins was a member of the First Baptist Church of Statesboro and gave his heart to Jesus at a tent revival in 1942. He was also a member of Lawrence Drive Baptist Church in Macon since 1996. Mr. Akins was predeceased by his mother and father, Edna Woods Akins and Jake Akins; brother, James R. Akins; and a sister, Virginia Hall. Mr. Akins is survived by his wife of 48 years, Gladys Leverette Akins of Milledgeville; sister, Ann (Cecil) Gay; niece, Edna Addison; and great-niece, Edna (Scott) Calcarco, all of Statesboro. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice. Express online condolences at www.williamsfuneral.net. Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Milledgeville in charge of arrangements. Williams Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1670 North Jefferson Street, Milledgeville, GA 31061; (478) 452-2148. Statesboro Herald, March 24, 2015 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at www.statesboroherald.com.
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Mar. 24 to Mar. 31, 2015
Allen, Mrs. Jannie Mae - Statesboro  
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Jannie Mae Allen, age 78, passed away peacefully on Tuesday night at Ogeechee Area Hospice, surrounded by her loving family. She was a native of Burke County and lived in Florida before moving to Register many years ago. She was retired from Pleasant View Nursing Home and was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Mattie (Larry) Deloach, Register, Ga.; three sisters, Ethel Jones, Register, Ga., Francis Turner, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Thelma (Willie) Young, Miami, Fl, one brother, Jack (Linda) Darlington, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; a sister-in-law, Mary (Jim) Austin, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; special nephews, Henry (Frances) Safford and Leroy (Jannell) Safford, both of Augusta, Ga.; and a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Mrs. Allen will be held Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 11 a.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Gregory Thomas, officiating, and Minister Judy McCray, presiding. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Public viewing is from noon until 8 p.m. James R. Barnes Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. Please sign our online guest register at www.jamesrbarnesmortuary.com. Statesboro Herald, March 27, 2015 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at www.statesboroherald.com.
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Mar. 27 to Apr. 3, 2015
Ayers Sr., Carl H. - Sylvania  
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Carl H. Ayers Sr., age 86, departed life on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The Belgreen, Alabama, native was a United States Navy veteran. Carl was an entrepreneur and business owner in Augusta, Georgia, for many years before settling with his family in Sylvania, Georgia, in 1977. He founded Sylvania Ford-Mercury and served as president and CEO until his retirement in 1992. He was an avid outdoorsman and an active member of McDonald Baptist Church in Screven County, Georgia. Carl is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Betty L. Ayers; daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Barnie Beasley; son, Phillip Ayers; grandchildren, Heather Terry (Wes), Ryan Beasley, Dori Still (Cole) and Duff Ayers (Ashley); and great-grandchildren, Claire Terry, Emma Grayce Terry and Easton Still. He was preceded in death by his son, Carl H. Ayers Jr. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. at Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015, at 11 a.m. at McDonald Baptist Church in Screven County with the Rev. David Buie and Dr. Jack Gatlin officiating. Pallbearers include Jimmy Scott, Wilton Stubbs, Michael McBride, Ryan Beasley, Duff Ayers and Cole Still. The congregation of McDonald Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers. Remembrances: Shriner's Hospital for Children at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org. Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. www.thompsonstricklandwaters.com. Statesboro Herald, March 26, 2015 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at www.statesboroherald.com.
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Mar. 26 to Apr. 2, 2015
Bunch, Ms Willouise (McCoy) - Nevils  
NEVILS, Ga. -- Ms. Willouise McCoy Bunch, age 72, died Thursday evening at the East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro. The Savannah, Georgia, native lived most of her life in Bulloch County and was a homemaker. Willouise loved people and always told everyone that she loved them. She enjoyed caring for her flowers, chickens and her dog, Lucy. She was preceded in death by a son, Winston Bunch; her parents, W.L. and Annie Mae Hart McCoy; and two sisters, Jeanette Hendrix and Evalee Wise. Surviving are four sons and three daughters-in-law, James and Jane Johnson of Nevils, Wendell and Debra Bunch of Claxton, Weldon Bunch and Tina Thompson of Nevils and Walton Bunch of Texas; a brother, Albert McCoy of Universal City, Texas; four grandchildren, Jessica Kilburn and Doug of Winder, Brandon Johnson and Jessica Spivey of Statesboro, Jonathan Bunch and Tiffany Thompson; and six great-grandchildren. The family will receive visitors on Monday from 5-8 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro. The funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home. Interment will be in Deloach's Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Nevils. 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, March 28, 2015 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at www.statesboroherald.com.
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Mar. 28 to Apr. 5, 2015
Childers, Mr. Cassius Sherrod - Atlanta  
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Mr. Cassius Sherrod Childers, age 22, passed into eternal rest on Monday, March 9, 2015, at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital after a brief illness. He was a native of Bulloch County, a 2010 honor graduate of Statesboro High School and attended Emanuel College. He was currently employed at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Atlanta. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his parents, Shantell LaDora Thomas and Joseph O. Childers, both of Statesboro; four sisters, Felicia Childers and Janelle Childers, both of Duluth, Ga., Deyonna (William) Freeman, Decatur, Ga., and Terrika Wilkerson, Hinesville, Ga.; six brothers, Chadwick (Chanell) Childers, Stone Mountain, Ga., Terry "Dede" Wilkerson, Marcus Childers, Jaier Williams, Saleem and Raheem Thomas, all of Statesboro; his maternal grandmother, Loretta Williams, Statesboro; and his paternal grandmother, Leona Childers, Statesboro, Ga.; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Mr. Childers will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Agape Worship Center with Elder Donald Chavers, pastor, eulogist, and Elder Jerry Hunphries presiding. Burial will be in Eastside Cemetery, Highway 80 East. Family visitation will be held on Friday evening from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home. James R. Barnes Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. Statesboro Herald, March 20, 2015 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at www.statesboroherald.com.
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Mar. 20 to Mar. 27, 2015
Clayton, Mrs. Bobbie (Whittington) - Statesboro  
STATESBORO, Georgia - Mrs. Bobbie Whittington Clayton, age 61, formerly of Bulloch County passed away on December 23, 2014 in Florida. She and her husband, the late Johnny Clayton and their family lived in the Brooklet/Stilson area. Bobbie loved to work in her garden, play the piano and go fishing. When her illness progressed, Bobbie moved to Florida to live with her sister and best friend, Marleen. Surviving are her children, Joey and Amanda Whittington, Randy and Becca Clayton and Nick and Jessie Clayton Baum; her grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Sarai, Kedrien, Kjiersti, Kennaniah, Alana, Kelrick, Katy, Aurora, Cassie, Wyatt and Emma; her step-children, Ricky, Lisa, Russell and Mitchell; step-grandchildren, Brittany, Brandon, Miranda, Allison, Rusty, Lacie, Logan and Lexie; sisters, Marleen and Sandy and brothers, Jimmy and Ed. Also surviving are extended family, Carlene Akins, Chris and Arthur Sparks, Shirley and Bob Beasley, Bobby Clayton, Donald Lowery and Patsy Clayton and many nieces and nephews. A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery where she will be buried next to her late husband, Johnny Clayton. Rev. Bill Eller will officiate. Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com. Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of arrangements. Statesboro Herald, March 15, 2015 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at www.statesboroherald.com.
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Mar. 16 to Mar. 24, 2015
Crane, Mr. Franklin E. - Ellabell  
ELLABELL -- Mr. Franklin E. Crane, 80, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Ogeechee Area Hospice. Mr. Frank was born in Gwinnett County to the late John B. and Ethel Crane. He was also preceded in death by his son, Tim Crane. He was of the Baptist faith and had attended Ellabell United Methodist Church for the past 30 years. He was a member of the William B. Barnett Masonic Lodge #187 and the Bryan County Shriners Club. He was employed with the Jacksonville Shipyard for 26 years and retired from Intermarine Savannah. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles. Survivors include his wife, Sarah S. Crane; children, Deborah Ebbing (Tom) and Deanie Alexander (Sonny); stepchildren, Jimmy Cannady (Charlene), Marilyn Page (Tim), Mary Anne Kicklighter (Johnny) and Lennie McGowan; 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, sisters, Pat Pitman, Jane Emmitt and Jewel Standard; as well as a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral will be on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Ellabell United Methodist Church. Mr. Frank will lie in state from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Lower Black Creek Cemetery. The family requests that remembrances be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 12502 USF Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33612-9411. Friends may sign the online register book at www.stricklandandsonsfuneralhome.com. Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes, West Chatham Chapel, (912) 748-2444. statesboro Herald, March 27, 2015 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at www.statesboroherald.com.
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Mar. 27 to Apr. 3, 2015
Crooms, June (Milton) - Metter  
Lavonne June Milton Crooms, 74, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Candler County Hospital. Born in Bulloch County, she had lived most of her life in Candler County. She was employed at Twin City Manufacturing Company and later worked as a clerk at Flynt's Convenience Store and Cedar Center before retiring. As a very active member of the Cedar Street Baptist Church, June sang in the choir, was a member of the Golden Agers, the flower committee and the hostess committee. The children of the church will miss her purse full of candy that she enjoyed sharing. She is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Crooms; parents, William Grady and Manie L. Milton; and a brother, Robert E. Milton. Survivors are a brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Brenda Milton of Stateboro; a brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Hubert and Louise Crooms and Catherine Meeks, all of Metter; several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, with the Rev. Casey Shaw officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Ashley Milton, Allen Milton, Charles Charles, Randy Crooms, Buddy Meeks and Dean Crooms. Remembrances: Cedar Street Baptist Church, P.O. Box 555, Metter, GA 30439. Guest book: www.kennedyfuneralhomes.com. Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, of Metter, is in charge of arrangements. Statesboro Herald, March 15, 2015 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at www.statesboroherald.com.
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Mar. 15 to Mar. 22, 2015
Curlin, Elizabeth "Liz" (Harrison)  
Elizabeth ""Liz"" Harrison Curlin, 87, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Ogeechee Area Hospice. Mrs. Curlin was a native of Sandersville and had lived in Statesboro since 1961. She attended Shorter College and graduated from the University of Georgia, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in fine art and was a member of Phi Mu sorority. Liz was a member of First Baptist Church of Statesboro, where she was a member of the Athlean Sunday School Class, and was also a member of the Savannah Hemerocallis (Daylily) Society and the American Hemerocallis (Daylily) Society. She retired from the Bulloch County Board of Education, having taught fourth grade at Mattie Lively Elementary and Julia P. Bryant Elementary. Liz was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Thelma Harrison; brothers, Harvey Harrison Jr. and Charles Harrison; sister-in-law, Betty Harrison; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ester and Lee Shearouse. Liz is survived by her husband, Fredrick Harold Curlin Sr. of Statesboro; sons, Fredrick Harold ""Rick"" Curlin Jr., and his wife, Bridget, of New Bern, N.C.; Michael H. Curlin, and his wife, Deborah, of Statesboro; and Patrick D. Curlin of Register; brother, the Rev. Tom Harrison of Bartow, Ga.; sister-in-law, Joann Harrison of Perry; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Christina Curlin of Clayton, N.C., Sarah Louise Curlin of San Francisco, Calif., and Amanda Leigh Curlin of Chapel Hill, N.C. Many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews also survive. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015, in the chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Eastside Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will members of the Athlean Sunday School Class. Please visit our online memorial at www.hodgesmoore.com to sign our guestbook and share fond memories with the Curlin family. Memorial contributions may be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459. Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. Statesboro Herald, March 21, 2015 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at www.statesboroherald.com.
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Mar. 20 to Mar. 28, 2015
Days, Mrs. Beatrice - Statesboro  
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Beatrice Days, age 88, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, March 24, 2015, after an extended illness, at Eagle Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was a native of Bulloch County and lived many years in Savannah, Ga., before moving back to Statesboro. She was retired from St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by an adopted sister, Willisola Rice, Helena, S.C.; four nephews, Willie Jean Coleman, Bowling Green, Ky., Robert Jivens and and Ricky Jivens Jr., both of Savannah, Ga., and Charles (Arthur Mae) Cuthbert, Summerville, S.C.; seven nieces, Carolynn (Willie) Palmer, Debbie (Major) Summers and Beatrice (Theran) Green, all of Savannah, Ga., Harriett (Phillip) Norwood, Roxboro, N.C., and Debra (Luke) Lynard, St. Helena Island, S.C.; her great-niece and care giver, Patricia Ann (Simmie) Young, Statesboro; and other great-nieces and nephews, Denise (Leroy) Palmer, Debra (Alton) Lovett, Emory Palmer, Randy (Karen) Palmer and Larry Palmer, all of Statesboro; Christopher (Demetrius) Palmer and Ricky (Deidra) Palmer, both of Jesup, Ga.; and Sabrina Coleman, Statesboro, Dena (Chris) Lancaster, Bowling Green, Ky.; and a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Mrs. Days will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 3 p.m. at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Daniel Woodson, officiating. Burial will be in Eastside Cemetery. James R. Barnes Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. Please sign our online guest register at www.jamesrbarnesmortuary.com. Statesboro Herald, March 27, 2015 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at www.statesboroherald.com.
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Mar. 27 to Apr. 3, 2015
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