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Ivey Johns

NAHUNTA – Ivey Johns, 87, of Nahunta passed away Saturday morning, January 30, 2021, at his residence after an extended illness. Born in Nahunta, Johns’ parents were Perry Johns and Mattie M o o r e Johns. He is also preceded in death by four brothers, Earl Johns, Jerry Johns, Harvey Johns, and Horace Johns; and two sisters, Mona Rose Warner, and Louise Harris. Johns was a retired supervisor for the Iron Workers Union and a member of Hickox Baptist Church. He loved spending time with is family and hunting. Survivors include his wife, Gail Lewis Johns of Nahunta; two sons and daughters-in-law, William Jeffrey Johns (Theresa) and Gary David Johns (Felecia) all of Nahunta; a daughter and...

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Seth Walter Proctor

BLACKSHEAR — Seth Walter Proctor, age 21 of Blackshear, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021, in Rockford, Illinois. Born April 28, 1999, in Brunswick, Proctor was a son of William Ashley Proctor and Elizabeth Ann Corbitt Sauls. He grew up in Brunswick and in Wyoming but had lived the past couple of years in Blackshear. He was employed with Payne’s Group. Preceding him in death were his grandfather, Lonnie Gene “Yeller” Corbitt; a great-grandfather, Lee Davis; and great-grandparents, Ward and Dorothy Proctor. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Ann and Randy Sauls of Blackshear; father, Ashley Proctor of Brunswick; three brothers, his twin, Ryhan Proctor of Wyoming, Christian...

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William Forrest Coleman

HOBOKEN – William Forrest Coleman, 75 of Hoboken, passed away Sunday evening, February 14, 2021, at his residence after an extended illness. Born in Waycross, Coleman’s parents were Oren Eugene Coleman and Corrith Louise Blackburn Coleman. He is also preceded in death by two brothers, Gene Coleman and Wayne Coleman. Coleman served in the United States Army. Survivors include his son, William “Billy” Forrest Coleman, Jr. of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Sharon Coleman; several grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert E. Coleman (Debbie) of Waycross; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Gail Jacobs (Terry) of Hoboken and Colleen Elaine Coleman of Nahunta; and also several...

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Teddy Lee

HORTENSE – Teddy Lee, 52 of Hortense, passed away Monday afternoon, February 15, 2021, at Southeast Georgia Health System after an extended illness. Born in Folkston, Lee’s parents were Tommy Edgy and Ruth Johns Harrison. He is also preceded in death by three sisters, Lettie Lee Brauda, Brenda Lee Rozier, and Norma Jean Harrison. Lee was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He loved making everyone laugh. His hobbies included playing cards and pool, listening to Hank Williams, Jr., and being outdoors. Survivors include his stepfather, Avery Moody Harrison, Sr. of Hortense; two siblings, Elizabeth Ruth Harrison (Jimmy Clark) and Avery Moody Harrison, Jr.,...

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Janice Elaine Williams

NAHUNTA – Janice Elaine Williams, 62 of Nahunta, passed away Tuesday morning, February 16, 2021, at her residence after a brief illness. Born in Michigan, Mrs. Williams’ parents are Hurtis Williams of Alabama and the late Lilly Mae Wood Williams. Mrs. Williams was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Raymond Lowman of Nahunta; a daughter, Jennifer Raper (J.C. Allison) of Dennis, Ala.; five grandchildren, Brody Raper, Lilly Allison, Conner Allison, Maddie Allison, and Landon Allison; her father, Hurtis Williams of Alabama; several brothers and sisters; and also several nieces, nephews and other relatives. There will be no services at this time. Arrangements are with Frye Funeral...

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Thelma ‘Fay’ Barfield Rowe

HORTENSE – Thelma “Fay” Barfield Rowe, 76 of Hortense, passed away Tuesday evening, February 16, 2021, at her residence after an extended illness. Born in Brunswick, her parents were John Fredrick Barfield and Nancy Thelma Wildes Barfield. She is also preceded in death by four brothers, John Barfield, Lott Barfield, Gene Barfield, and Slater Barfield. Mrs. Rowe was a retired office manager for the Methodist Council on Ministry and a member of King Memorial Baptist Church. She was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother and was her husband's “Earth Angel” who loved her children, grandchildren, and her family. Mrs. Rowe enjoyed working with her husband, Robert, in her rose garden and the...

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Alice ‘Gail’ Lewis Johns

NAHUNTA – Alice “Gail” Lewis Johns, 86 of Nahunta, passed away early Wednesday morning, February 17, 2021, at Southeast Georgia Health System after an extended illness. Born in Nahunta, Mrs. Johns’ parents were Harvey Lewis and Lillian Lee Lewis. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Ivey Johns. Mrs. Johns was a real estate broker for Gail Johns Realty and a member of Hickox Baptist Church where she enjoyed being a part of the choir and teaching Sunday School. She loved reading, cooking, gardening, sewing, and traveling. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, William Jeffrey Johns (Theresa) and Gary David Johns (Felecia) all of Nahunta; a daughter and son-in-law,...

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Joseph ‘Joe’ Jefferson Smith

HORTENSE – Joseph “Joe” Jefferson Smith, 95 of Hortense, passed away early Thursday morning, February 18, 2021, at his residence after a brief illness. Born in Raybon, Smith’s parents were Charlie Smith and Myrtis Dixon Smith. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Iris Middleton Smith; a son, Byron Smith, two grandsons, Chadwick Lewis and Luke Davis; three brothers, Barney Smith, Harry Smith and Claude Smith; and a sister, Marion Smith. Smith was a boilermaker for the local #199 and served in the United States Army. He was a member of Hortense Wesleyan Church and enjoyed sports. Survivors include his five children and their spouses, Evangeline Crews, Gloria Davis (Ronald), Wynell Lewis...

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Elton Hansford Dowling

BRUNSWICK – Elton Hansford Dowling, 75 of Brunswick, passed away Thursday afternoon, February 18, 2021, at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick after an extended illness. Born in Hoboken, Dowling’s parents were the late Lewis Elvie Dowling and Mattie Luree Aldridge Dowling. He is also preceded in death by a son, Keith Elton Dowling; brother, Virgil Dowling; a sister, Mettie Dowling Bullard; a sister-in-law, Carol Dowling; and the mother of his children, Elizabeth Clune Dowling. Dowling retired from Georgia Pacific as an electrician after four decades. He served in the United States Air Force and was a graduate of Glynn Academy. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and...

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Marsha ‘Marty’ Frances Altman Strickland

HOBOKEN – Marsha “Marty” Frances Altman Strickland, 70 of Hoboken, passed away Thursday evening, February 18, 2021, at Memorial Satilla Health after a brief illness. Born in Waycross, Mrs. Strickland’s parents were Noah G. Altman and Frances Dyals Altman. She is also preceded in death by a brother, Terry Altman; and a sister-in-law, Mary Altman. Mrs. Strickland was a nanny and a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. She loved dancing, singing, baking, crocheting, and woodworking. Survivors include her husband, Lamont Strickland of Hoboken; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald “Donny” Lee (Wendi) of Blackshear and Josh Lee (Susan) of Nahunta; step-daughter, Shelly Andreoli (Buddy) of...

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Debra Sue Mitchell

HORTENSE — Debra Sue Mitchell, 69 of Hortense, passed away Friday, February 19, 2021, at her residence. A graveside service will be held today (Wednesday, February 24, 2021) at 2 p.m., at Chapel Park Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Karon Addis, Roxie Flowers, the entire staff of GIH, Luann Durden. Brunswick Memorial Park and Funeral Home are honored to be handling the arrangements.

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