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OBITUARIES

William ‘Bil’ Guerin Corson, III

FOLKSTON — God called home his servant, William G. Corson, III (Bil), Sunday, September 20, 2020. Courson was born on September 22, 1965, in Brunswick. He was a 1983 graduate of Glynn Academy and was an enthusiastic member of the GA band. Courson also attended Brunswick Junior College. After college, he worked as a manager of Wendy’s on Highway 17 and The Oyster Box on St. Simons before joining Georgia Pacific Pulp Mill. Courson is predeceased by his son, Justin Corson; and his grandparents, W. Guerin and Pom Corson and J.F. and Louise Evans. Courson leaves behind his loving wife, Shawn Corson of Folkston; his children, Guerin Knox (Jerry) of Waynesville, Chelsea Gillis (Drake) of St....

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Bobby Gene Griffin

BRUNSWICK – Bobby Gene Griffin, 82 of Brunswick, passed away Monday evening, September 21, 2020, at his residence after an extended illness Born in Homeland, his parents were Perry Griffin and Marjorie Geneva Crews Griffin. He is also preceded in death by five siblings, Janelle G. Simpson, Linda Gail, Norma Jean Griffin, and Mannan Griffin. Griffin retired from LCP Chemicals and was a multi-crafter who could build most anything. He also flagged races for 23 ½ years. While flagging, he black-flagged his wife, Burniece, when she won the powder puff race and even blacked flagged the owner of the track, Lewie Rodney, and was fired after that. Griffin really loved to go to the races, especially...

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Arthur Allen Sapp, Jr.

BLACKSHEAR — Mr. Arthur Allen Sapp, Jr., 81 of Blackshear, died Monday, September 21, 2020, at his home following a short illness, surrounded by his wife and their six children. Sapp was born August 3, 1939, in Brantley County to Arthur A. Sapp, Sr. and Azalee Shuman Sapp. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Clara Jo Sapp; three brothers, Robert Sapp of Blackshear, Earl Sapp of Valdosta and Carl Sapp of Jacksonville, Fla.; sister and brothers-in-law, Irma and Rothell Groover, Eugene Crawford, John White, all of Blackshear, Thurmond Groover of Ellabell, Terry Best of Pooler and Burt Peacock of Mershon. Sapp graduated from Blackshear High School in 1959. He...

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Jerry Francis Crews

NAHUNTA – Jerry Francis Crews, 71 of Nahunta, passed away early Tuesday morning, September 22, 2020, at his residence after an extended illness. Born in Folkston, his parents were Solomon Crews and Mary Ann Crews. He is also preceded in death by a daughter, Janie Drury; and a sister, Freida Dean. Crews was a logger for Henry Vanzant Logging and loved spending time with his grandkids and fox hunting. Survivors include his five daughters and sons-in-law, Terri Carter (Austin Green) of Brunswick, Annalisa Payne of Stafford, Va., Carmen Marble (Ron) of Portland, Ore., Stacy Brewer (Jeremy) of Folkston, and Hope Rodgers (James) of Nahunta; 14 grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren; three sisters...

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Georgia Larinda Crews

FOLKSTON — Georgia Larinda Crews, 71 of Folkston, passed away at her home Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Miss Crews was born May 1949 in Folkston to the late John and Minnie Lucille Crews. She retired as a paraprofessional with the Charlton County School System. Miss Crews was a member of the First Baptist Church of Folkston. She is survived by her sister, Cheryl (Otis) Harris; a niece, Jennifer (Stephan) Wright; and a nephew, Mel (Heather) Harris. Memorialization will be by cremation.

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Thomas ‘Tommy’ Elroy Lee

HOBOKEN — Thomas “Tommy” Elroy Lee, 57 of Hoboken, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. Born in Waycross, his parents are George Franklin Lee of Georgia and Laura Idell Blocker Crews of Nahunta. Crews was a heavy equipment operator for Farmers and Builders and a boilermaker by trade. He loved hunting, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren at a fishing hole. Survivors include his four children, Trinity Lee (Macy Prescott) of Brunswick, Leanna Lee of Hoboken, Christopher Hickman (Ashley) of Waynesville, and Joseph Hickman (Jami) of Brunswick; 10 grandchildren, Trinity Lee, Kason Lee, Khloe Lee, Jordan Lee, Alayha Lee, Tristan Lee, Nick Lee,...

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Tonya Jean Hall Johns

JESUP – Tonya Jean Hall Johns, 39, of Jesup passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at her residence after a brief illness. Born in Leesburg, VA her parents were Richard “Butch” Everett Hall and Gloria Jean Kempter Warrell. She is also preceded in death by her stepfather, Richard “Rick” Warrell. Tonya was a supervisor for Best Choice Products of Savannah and of the Christian faith. Survivors include her husband, Nathan Johns of Reidsville; 3 children, Evan Adams of Athens, Gloria Johns and Dixie Johns both of Nahunta; the father of her girls, Rodney Johns of Nahunta; her son’s father, Paul Adams of Hortense; and also several other relatives and friends. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the...

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Chadwick Lee ‘Chad’ Crosby

WAYCROSS — Mr. Chadwick Lee “Chad” Crosby, 47, died suddenly Thursday, September 24, 2020, at his residence. Crosby was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross. He was a 1991 graduate of Waycross High School. Crosby was employed by Andy Day Construction. He was a member of Sweat Memorial Baptist Church. Crosby was also an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Crosby and Betty Louise Lee Crosby. Survivors include seven siblings, Sammy Gaskins (Bonnie) of Waycross, Robert Donald Gaskins (Mary Ann) of Valdosta, Deborah Lynn Thomas (Quincy David) of Waynesville, Bobbie Denise Tiner of Waycross, Pam Crosby Mincey of Screven, Mike Crosby (Cecelia) of...

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Maurice Eustace Griffin

HOBOKEN — Mr. Maurice Eustace Griffin, 91 of Hoboken, died early Friday morning, September 25, 2020, at Harborview Satilla in Waycross after an extended illness. Griffin was born in Hoboken to the late Eustace Griffin and Viola Dowling Griffin. He had made Brantley County his home for his entire life. A master welder, Griffin retired from B&W in Brunswick. After his retirement, Griffin worked for K.S. Varn, and enjoyed his time farming at his home. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Hoboken. Griffin was an avid fox hunter, and he not only loved to fish, but also eat the fish he caught.

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Ricky Forest Justice

WAYNESVILLE — Ricky Forest Justice, age 64, of Waynesville, passed away September 25, 2020, in Savannah after a brief illness. Justice was born July 4, 1956, in Clayton, Ga. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Nora Justice of Rabun Gap; a brother, Dale Justice; and spouse, Liz Justice. Justice is survived by his wife Ellen Justice of Waynesville; sons, Steven Justice (Sandy) of Clayton, Ga., and David Justice (Kim) of Otto, N.C.; three sisters, Jan Elzy (James) and Sue Shetters of Rabun Gap, Lynn Graves (Paul) of Clayton; a brother Hugh Justice of Rabun Gap; six grandchildren, Nathan (Stoney), Conner, Courtney, Karly, David, and Isaac; two great-grandchildren; and a host of...

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Jerry David Pittman

HOBOKEN — Jerry David Pittman, 70, of Hoboken passed away Saturday morning, September 26, 2020, at his residence after a brief illness. Born in Hoboken, his parents were Joe Bradley Pittman and Emmie Altman Pittman. Pittman was a retired machinist for CSX Railroad and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the New Life Assembly of God and loved spending time with his family, sitting on his porch and fishing. Pittman was a cut-up who enjoyed picking on everyone he met. Survivors include his wife, Janice Pittman of Hoboken; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Addie Pittman of Waycross; a daughter, Denise Pittman of Hoboken; three grandchildren, Amber...

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