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Donnie John McQuaig

WAYCROSS — Mr. Donnie John McQuaig, 73, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross following an extended illness. McQuaig was born in Waycross to the late John Beland “J.B.” McQuaig and Doris Crews McQuaig. He retired from CSX Transportation as a machinist and was a member of Blackshear Presbyterian Church. McQuaig also served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. In addition to his parents, McQuaig was also preceded in death by his wife, Emily Nobles McQuaig; a brother, Norwood Beland McQuaig, Sr. (Nelene); a sister, Christine Hurst; and a brother-in-law, Donnie Hugh Hurst. Survivors include two children, Derek Kelly Mc- Quaig of Nahunta, and...

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Leslie E. Herrin, Jr.

BRUNSWICK — Mr. Leslie E. Herrin, Jr., 85, of Brunswick died Monday, July 12, 2021, at Hospice of the Golden Isles after a brief illness. Herrin was born in Brantley County to the late Leslie E. Herrin, Sr., and Rita Hagin Herrin. Herrin graduated from Hoboken High School in 1953. After receiving a scholarship, he attended Waycross College and eventually graduated from Georgia State University. He worked all over the United States and retired in 2002 as the National Representative for Beechnut Baby Foods & Cereals after 21 years of service with the company. Herrin was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir and quartet. Most recently, he was a member of First...

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Margaret M. Lambert ‘Peggy’ Thomas

WAYCROSS — Margaret M. Lambert “Peggy” Thomas, 94, of Waycross passed away Tuesday morning, July 13, 2021, at Bayview Nursing Home in Nahunta after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Thomas was born October 1, 1926, to the late Joseph Lambert and Margaret Isaac Lambert in Manistique, Mich. She made her home in Waycross for the last 70 years. Mrs. Thomas attended school in St. Ignace, Mich. She enjoyed reading and had the personality that never met a stranger among all her travels. Mrs. Thomas was a member of St. Josephs’ Catholic Church in Waycross. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her husband, James D. (Tom) Thomas; two brothers, William Lambert (Lois), Joseph R....

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Addison Harris Hines, Jr.

WAYCROSS — Mr. Addison Harris Hines, Jr., 71, of Waycross died early Tuesday morning, July 13, 2021, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in Macon, to the late Addison Harris Hines, Sr., and Dorothy Bridges Hines. Hines was a 1968 graduate of Lanier High School in Macon and a 1972 graduate of the University of Georgia. He was a member of the University of Georgia Men’s Golf Team. Hines married Becki Willingham of Waycross in June of 1973. They moved back to Waycross in 1976 where he worked as the General Manager of the Holiday Inn from 1976 until 2000. He served on the Waycross Bank and Trust Board of Directors, Southwood School Board of Directors and the Okefenokee Golf...

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Douglas Clifton Flener

WAYCROSS — Mr. Douglas Clifton Flener, 38, of Waycross died Wednesday, July 14, 2021, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born and raised in Waycross just across the Brantley County line, Flener grew up in Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and was a 2002 graduate of Brantley County High School. He served in law enforcement for 17 years as a Jail Administrator and sergeant for the Brantley County Sheriff's Office, and as a Corporal for the Ware County Sheriff's Office Jail Division. Flener was also currently serving as Youth Pastor for Freedom Church in Blackshear. He had a passion for God, firearms, and singing. Flener will forever be remembered as a loving husband, son, and...

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David Anthony Masulis

HOBOKEN — David Anthony Masulis, 61, died Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Hospice House Satilla. Masulis was a native of Silver Springs, Md., and had been living in Hoboken. He was formerly employed as a mechanic with Ed Morse Cadillac. Masulis was the son of the late Stanley V. Masulis. He is also preceded in death by two sisters, Paula Lee Masulis and Valerie M. Moore. Masulis is survived by his son, Neil Masulis (Shawn Noland) of Chattanooga, Tenn.; his mother, Bertha A. Hauck Masulis; two sisters, Karen Strickland (Robert) of Plant City, Fla., and Susan Stokes (Sonny) of Hoboken; and his nieces and nephews, Valerie S. Moore, Robert Troy Moore, Ross Kaskeski, Kenny Smith and Daniel Smith....

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Nola Faye Carter

HORTENSE — Nola Faye Carter, 76 of Hortense, passed away at Southeast Georgia Health Systems Thursday, July 15, 2021. Arrangements may be announced by the family at a later date. Cremation services were provided by Golden Isles Cremation Center/Brunswick Memorial Park Funeral Home.

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Dorothy Faye Varnadore Thornton

BLACKSHEAR — Mrs. Dorothy Faye Varnadore Thornton, age 86, of Blackshear, passed away late Thursday night, July 15, 2021, at Baptist Village Retirement Communities in Waycross following an extended illness. Born August 18, 1934, in Blackshear, she was a daughter of the late James Alonzo and Ruth Thomas Varnadore. Mrs. Thornton lived all of her life in Pierce County and was a 1952 graduate of Blackshear High School. She was a longtime seamstress, working at Belk, JCPenney, Dad & Lads, Gattis Fabrics, and several other places over the years. After retirement, she continued doing many alterations at home. Mrs. Thornton was a member of Southgate Baptist Church where she attended the WMU and...

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Aley Jackson Lee

HICKOX – Mr. Aley Jackson Lee, 80 of Hickox, passed away Friday afternoon, July 16, 2021, at his residence after an extended illness. Born in Hickox, Lee’s parents were Randle Ephram Lee and Nancy Lois Hale Lee. He is preceded in death by two great-grandchildren, River Nichols and an Angel Baby; his brother, George Lee; and his two sisters, Evelyn Keen and Mildred Ingram. Lee was a retired mechanic for Delta Airlines and a member of Hickox Baptist Church. He was a song director for many years. He loved the Lord, his family, his church, his Delta family, and music. Lee also enjoyed fishing and farming. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Myrle S. Lee of Hickox; five children, Nancy...

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Judith ‘Judy’ Ann Judge Crosby

HOBOKEN – Judith “Judy” Ann Judge Crosby, 73 of Hoboken, passed away Saturday evening, July 17, 2021, at her residence after a brief illness. Born in Queens, N.Y., Mrs. Crosby’s parents were Thomas Judge and Hortense Smith Judge. She is also preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Judge; and a sister-in-law, Lorraine Judge. Mrs. Crosby was a retired teacher from Memorial Drive Elementary School and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. After retiring, Mrs. Crosby substituted at Hoboken Elementary School because “she just loved to teach.” She loved her children and being around her friends. Judy had a passion for volunteering for her church and was an avid volunteer for Loaves and...

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Linda Faye King Carter

BAXLEY — Linda Faye King Carter, 77, of Baxley died Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the Bacon County Hospital. Mrs. Carter was born July 13, 1944, in Douglas to the late Olin Foy King and the late Evelyn Jowers King. Before retirement, she worked in the admissions office of Satilla Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Carter was a member of Spring Branch Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and a choir member. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Dwain Carter of Baxley; sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Sherry Carter of Baxley, Kenny and Tammy Carter of Waycross, and Kyle and Tiree Carter of Hoboken; sisters and brothers-in-law, Glenda Hall of Wadley, Connie Corbi of...

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