NAHUNTA — Gene Collins Rouse, 70, of Nahunta passed away Tuesday evening, April 28, 2020 at his residence after an extended illness. Rouse was born in Richmond, Va. His parents were Stanley Earl Rouse and Ida Mary Martin Rouse. He is also preceded in death by his son, Frank Rouse; and several brothers and sisters. Rouse was an author and of the Baptist faith. Writing was his passion and he also enjoyed reading. Survivors include his wife, Hazel Rouse of Nahunta; two daughters, Shelley Overacre of Powhatan, Va., and Angel Wolfe of Buffalo, N.Y.; a son, Adam Casgar of Brunswick; three grandchildren, Nikki Overacre, Dallas Overacre and Cooper Casgar; his brother, Stanley Rouse of Va.; a niece, Wendy Smith of Blackshear; and also several other relatives. Due to the COVID-19, the family will have a memorial service at a later date. Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at