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OBITUARIES

Ronald Roger Harper

WAYNESVILLE — Ronald Roger Harper, 87 of Waynesville, passed away on July 3rd at Hospice of the Golden Isles surrounded by family. Harper was a native of Claxton and was the son of Charles and Geneva Harper. He was retired from Babcock & Wilcox, was the owner of Harper Parsons, Inc., and co-owner of Critch’s Men Shop. Harper was a resident of Brunswick until he moved to Brantley County in 1979. Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 64 years, Rita Critchley Harper; sons, Phillip (Anita) New York, Paul (Kim) Atlanta, Ricky (Colletta) Waynesville, Christopher (April) Darien, and Anthony (Amy) Raybon. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one on the way; a...

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Mollie Virginia Mishoe

NAHUNTA - Mollie Virginia Mishoe, 79 of Nahunta, passed away Sunday afternoon, July 5, 2020 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick after a brief illness. Born in Kingsland, her parents were James Harold Higginbotham and Rosalee Howell Higginbotham. Mrs. Mishoe is also preceded in death by her husband, Wilson “Bill” Lee Mishoe, Sr.; an infant daughter, Emily Lynn Mishoe; and two brothers, Johnny Higginbotham, and James Higginbotham. Mrs. Mishoe was a homemaker and attended Crossroad Holy Church of God. She loved her grandchildren and spending time with her family. Mrs. Mishoe enjoyed quilting, racing, mud bogging, and flowers. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Debra...

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Robert Clinton ‘R.C.’ Miller, Sr.

JESUP — Robert Clinton “R.C.” Miller, Sr., 91 of Jesup, died Sunday, July 5, 2020. The Wayne County native was a member of Northside Bible Baptist Church and a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in the Korean Conflict. Miller was a retired electrician with ITT Rayonier and could fix anything with his hands. He was predeceased by his wife, Lillian Cobb Miller, and daughter, Delaine “Nanny Sue” Miller. Survivors are a daughter, Ruth (Joe) Chandler of Hortense; a son, Robert, Jr. (Denise) Miller of Black Creek; a sister, Carolyn Kates of Jacksonville, Fla.; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at Rinehart Chapel with Pastor Anthony...

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Cynthia Ann Young

Cynthia Ann Young, 63 passed on Friday, June 12, 2020. Ms. Young was born May 14, 1957, in Elmira, New York. She was a long-time member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and the American Legion. SMs. Younge bartended at ATC Liquor and Lounge and worked for Big Lake Cancer Center. She had a nurturing soul and loved to care for children. She will be greatly missed by many. Ms. Young is survived by her mother, Barbara Ann Sullivan Baxter of Okeechobee, Fla.; two brothers, Timothy Dunn of Homestead, Fla., and Jonathan Dunn of Douglas; daughters, Dawn Deen of Waycross, Jessica Young of Arab, Ala., and Kenya Sandy of Okeechobee, Fla.; and grandchildren, Dakota Feldpusch, Brianna Villarreal...

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Mary Lee Pinkney

WAYNESVILLE — Mary Lee Pinkney, 86, of Waynesville, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at her home following a battle with cancer while surrounded by her family and her loved ones. Mrs. Pinkney was born on August 26, 1933, in Waynesville to Beatrice Roberson and Musgrove Fields. Mrs. Pinkney was employed by King and Prince Seafood for many years until she retired. She was a member of the Little Rock Baptist Church. Mrs. Pinkney leaves behind unforgettable memories of love, and laughter from a heart of gold. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewitt Pinkney Sr.; her mother and father; and two sons, Roy Lee Chesterfields Alvin Fitzgerald Pinkney. Survivors include her children,...

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Loucile Cooper Person

NAHUNTA — Loucile Cooper Person passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements, which have not been released.

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Elmo Lloyd Stanley Hilton II

HOBOKEN – Elmo Lloyd Stanley Hilton II, 45 of Hoboken and formerly of New York, passed away with his wife tragically on Sunday morning, June 21, 2020, in Hoboken. Hilton was born December 7, 1974, in Goshen, N.Y., to Elmo Lloyd Stanley Hilton and Faith Kessler Hilton. He only recently moved to Georgia. With all the hardships and heartache Hilton had faced in his life, he never let it darken his spirit. He kept his heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. HIlton loved his family, his friends, his pets the outdoors, his crazy adventures, and most of all he loved life! He will be sadly missed by his stepson, Michael Wilson of Pennsylvania; his beautiful granddaughter, Zarel Wilson of...

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Theresa Ann Wilson Hilton

HOBOKEN – Theresa Ann Wilson Hilton, 49 of Hoboken, passed away early Sunday morning, June 21, 2020, from injuries sustained in an accident. Born in New York, N.Y., her parents are Donald Joseph Wilson and the late Susan Kasemann Wilson. Mrs. Hilton is also preceded in death by her husband, Elmo Lloyd Stanley Hilton; and an infant daughter, Victoria Hilton. Mrs. Hilton was a paper carrier for Times Herald in Middletown, N.Y., before she and her husband moved to Georgia. She loved her husband more than anything, her dogs and she also enjoyed playing games, making candles, and being a manicurist. Survivors include her son, Michael Wilson of Dingmans Ferry, Pa.; a granddaughter, Zarel Susan...

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Mattie Agnes McClain Randall

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mrs. Mattie Agnes McClain Randall, 82, of Jacksonville, Fla., lost her courageous battle with cancer Monday, June 22, 2020, at Community Hospice in Jacksonville. Mrs. Randall was born in Brantley County to the late John Riley and Mary Etta McClain. She graduated from Hoboken High School. Mrs. Randall lived for many years in Jacksonville. She worked for Prudential Insurance Company until she was employed by Florida Air Conditioners. Mrs. Randall enjoyed country music and attending live country music shows. Although she lived out of state, Mrs. Randall remained friends with her classmates. She also enjoyed reading. Mrs. Randall loved spending time with her grandsons and greatgrandchildren. She attended the Christian Family Fellowship. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Randall was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter McClain and Roy Cecil McClain; one sister, Margaret McClain; two sisters-in-law, Callie McClain and Nell McClain; and three brothers-in-law,

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Archie Reginald McEuen

WAYCROSS — Archie Reginald McEuen went home to be with his Lord Monday, June 22, 2020. Born September 14, 1933, in Waycross, to Reginald Fraser McEuen and Agnes Tanner McEuen, he was the oldest of their four children. McEuen attended Nahunta High School and graduated in the 11th grade. After graduation, he served four years in the United States Navy before attending ABAC and, later, graduating from the University of Georgia’s School of Forestry. Fresh out of college, employed as a Georgia State Forester, tall, dark-haired, and handsome, McEuen met Elizabeth Conger on a blind date in late April of 1961. They married July 2 of that same year prompting the conversation as the children got older. “Mom, you married a man you didn’t really even know.” “Well, it sure has been a lot of fun getting to know him!” And the fun began indeed. McEuen was the very proud father of four children, six grandchildren, and two great-grands.

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Earnest Gordon Chastain

WAYCROSS — Earnest Gordon Chastain, 71, died Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Hospice House Satilla. Chastain was a native of Pierce County and was a graduate of the Pierce County School System. He was a truck driver for Thom’s Transport Company. Chastain is the son of the late James Earnest Chastain and Myrtle Lee Thomas Chastain. He is also preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Poppell (husband Ray). Chastain is survived by his son, Brian Gordon Chastain of Waycross; two grandchildren, Andrew Ryan Chastain and Ethan Bryan Chastain; his sister, Marion Smith (husband Charles) Atkinson; a niece, Stacie Skipper; two nephews, Kelly Smith, and George Poppell; and cousins, Larry and Rebecca Cason....

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