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OBITUARIES

Claude Guest Jr.

HORTENSE — Claude Guest Jr., 74, of Hortense, passed away at Altamaha Healthcare Center on September 25, 2020. Arrangements will be announced by the family at later date. Brunswick Memorial Park Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of the arrangements.

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Jesse ‘Timothy’ Davis Roberts

HORTENSE — Jesse “Timothy” Davis Roberts, 56 of Hortense, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020, at his residence. Born in Brunswick, his parents were Samuel Roberts, Jr. and Timma’ Lee Davis Roberts. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Susan Kay Willis. Roberts was self-employed doing maintenance work. He was of the Baptist faith and was master of all trades. He was known as Santa Clause, loved kids, and loved helping people. Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Lynda Druce Roberts of Hortense; two step-children and their spouses, Lynn Rock (Justin) and Mark Almond (Chandra) both of Brunswick; seven grandchildren, Lyndsey Johnson (Tyler) of Atlanta, Jesse Cook, Clarice Almond,...

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Gene Maxwell Christian

WAYCROSS — Gene Maxwell Christian, 82, of Waycross passed away Sunday night, September 27, 2020, at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Swainsboro, Christian’s parents were Johnny Maxwell Christian and Nesbit Rogers Christian. He was self-employed at Gene’s Pawn Shop as a pawnbroker. Christian was of the Baptist faith. He was a former state trooper in Waycross and loved hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Shirley Wainwright Christian of Waycross; a son, Glenn Maxwell Christian of Pembroke, Ga.; three grandchildren, Tiffany, Grant, and Lane Christian of Pembroke; a great-grandchild, Waylon Christian of Pembroke; special cousin, sister, Janice...

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Calvin Wayne Miller, Sr.

GRAY, Ga. — Calvin Wayne Miller, Sr., 69, of Gray, died Sunday, September 13, 2020. Miller was born June 10, 1951, in Douglas and had lived in Gray for the past nine years. He was the son of the late Henry Milton Miller and Lois Rhoden Miller. Miller was a devout Christian and was a member of New Salem Baptist Church where he served as an elder and taught Sunday school. Miller was a boilermaker by trade for the Boilermaker's Union, Local #26 of Savannah. He was preceded in death by a brother, Framan "Frog" Miller. Miller is survived by his sons, Calvin Wayne Miller, Jr. (Emily), Kevin Mathew Miller, and Kartley Morris (JoAnna); a daughter, Cassy Marie Miller; grandchildren, Avery Miller,...

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Shirley Griffin Crews

Mrs. Shirley Griffin Crews, 70, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020, at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross following a short illness. Mrs. Crews was born in Ware County but was raised in Brantley County by the late Rexford Griffin and Pearlee Hickox Griffin. She retired from Swisher, Sweet International, as an inspector and was a member of Swamp Road Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Crews was also preceded in death by three siblings, Roy Griffin, Peggy Sanders, and Mike Griffin. Mrs. Crews is survived by two children, Susanne Crews Rittenhouse of Waycross and Gary Crews of Hoboken; three grandchildren, Sarah Wright (husband Taylor), Zachary Crews, and Makayla Lynn...

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Freida Anne Bryson Aycock

WAYCROSS — Freida Anne Bryson Aycock, 82 of Waycross, went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, September 15, 2020, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Sut L. Bryson and Daisy Price Bryson, Mrs. Aycock was born in Soperton but relocated with her family to Brantley County. As a child, she was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and a graduate of Hoboken High School, Class of 1955. She remained in Brantley County and Waycross throughout her life. She was preceded in death by her brother, Gary Bryson.

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Donald Lee Kirkland

BRUNSWICK — Donald Lee Kirkland, 75 of Brunswick, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2020 at Memorial Health in Savannah. Kirkland was born May 1, 1945, in Brunswick to John Donald and Gussie Edna Corbitt Kirkland. He was a 1963 graduate of Glynn Academy, where he played football for the Glynn Academy Red Terrors. Kirkland served with the United States Army Reserves. He was the former owner of Kody's Restaurant, The Forks Restaurant, and the Blue Bird Restaurant. He was an antique car and hot rod enthusiast and regularly attended the Turkey Rod Run in Daytona. Kirkland was also the former owner of the Golden Isles Speedway. He was an active member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church and the Grow Group...

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Richard Williams Thompson

BRUNSWICK — Richard Williams Thompson, 52 of Brunswick passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at his residence after a brief illness. Born in Brunswick, Thompson’s parents are Virginia and Ronnie Hall of Brunswick. He is preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Sherry Lee Lane Thompson. Thompson was a plumber and attended Bay Harbor Brantley Church of God. He loved riding motorcycles, fishing, hunting, and woodworking. Survivors include his two sons and a daughter-in-law, Phillip and Rebecca Thompson of Fort Myers, Fla., and Travis Thompson of Brunswick; a daughter, Vanessa Thompson (Matthew Ammons) of Shellman Bluff; a grandchild, Stella Thompson of Fort Myers, Fla.; his parents,...

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Leonard Edward Parrott, Jr.

WAYNESVILLE – Leonard Edward Parrott, Jr., 60 of Waynesville, passed away Wednesday evening, September 16, 2020, at his residence after a brief illness. Born in Brunswick, Parrott’s parents were Leonard Edward Parrott and Guynell White Parrott. Parrott recently retired from Georgia Pacific as a control room operator. He was a simple man and everyone who met him said he was one of a kind. Survivors include his son, Len Matthew Parrott of Waynesville; a daughter, Michelle Lynn Parrott; and also several other relatives and a host of friends. The family will have a memorial service at a later date. Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

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Roy Eugene Heasley

HORTENSE — Roy Eugene Heasley, 91 of Hortense, died Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Heasley was born August 7, 1929, in Greenville, Pa., to Enoch Clarence and Marie J. Vath Heasle. He graduated in 1948 from Penn High School and attended Youngstown University in Youngstown, Ohio. The Air Force Veteran served his country from 1948-52 in the Korean Conflict. Heasley was a 50-year member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, a 50-year member and past master of the Eureka Lodge 290, member of the French Creek Boy Scouts Council, advisor to the DeMolay Chapter, and a 50-year member and past commander of the American Legion Post 240. Since 2009, Heasley has made his home in Georgia where he...

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Clinton Lee Kindle

RAYBON — Mr. Clinton Lee Kindle, Sr., 59 of Raybon, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020, at The St. Joseph Hospital in London, Ky., after a sudden illness. Kindle was born in Gainesville, Fla., to Clarence Wells and Mary Tyler Kindle. He was also preceded by a granddaughter, Kylee Shian Kindle; and a brother-in-law, Gary S. Harris. Kindle was a truck driver for the All-State Express trucking company. He served in the U.S. Nav.y Kindle was of the Baptist faith and an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed dancing and spending time with his grandchildren. Kindle is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Wanda Gail Kindle of Raybon; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Clinton Lee Kindle, Jr. and...

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