STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Phillip Wesley Hulsey, age 34, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at his residence. The native and lifelong resident of Bulloch County was a 1997 graduate of Statesboro High School. Wesley attended Johnson & Wales Culinary School in Charleston, South Carolina. Wesley's passion for cooking guided him into his career, where he was former co-owner and operator of The French Quarter Café in Statesboro for many years. In addition to his love of food and cooking, Wes enjoyed people and personal friendships. He was known for his contagious laugh and outgoing personality.
Wes had a great love for animals, especially his two dogs, Chloe and Winston.
He is survived by his daughter, Abigail River Hulsey; his parents, Gary and LaRita Phillips Hulsey of Statesboro, a brother and sister-in-law, Brent and Stephanie Hulsey of Statesboro; two nephews, Jackson and Chase Hulsey of Statesboro; his grandmother, Carolyn Phillips of Statesboro; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.
The funeral service will be Saturday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Hunter Howard officiating. Interment will be in the Eastside Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Gerald Golden, Corey Smith, Clay Lanier, Zack McDaniel, Matt Nessmith, Trent Nessmith, Michael Dryden and Charles Sherrod.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Hulsey, Denny Hulsey, Jed Minick and Caulk Minick.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to The Center for Addiction Recovery, 311 Jones Mill Road, Statesboro, Ga. 30458. For additional information, please visit www.willingwayfoundation.org.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, March 22, 2013
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