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Straten Luke Morgan

WAYNESVILLE — Infant Straten Luke Morgan, three months old, went to be with our Lord Saturday, May 29, 2021. Survivors include his parents, Cameren McDonald and Shelby Lynn Morgan; a sister, Cali; great-grandmother, Claudine Morgan; uncle, Hunter Luke Morgan; aunt, Sarah Elizabeth Morgan; and first cousin, Paisley Mae Morgan. A funeral service was conducted Friday morning, June 4, 2021, at Monticello Ridge The Church of God in Waynesville, with Reverend David Dowling officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Edo Miller and Sons of Brunswick were in charge of the arrangements.

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Francis Matthews Deckard

HORTENSE — Francis Matthews Deckard, 79 of Hortense, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Gideon, Missouri, her parents were Cliff o r d Matthews and Clarine Walls Matthews. Mrs. Deckard was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard C. Deckard, Sr.; her daughter, Michelle Janes; her sister, Jewell Matthews; and her brother, Kenneth Matthews. Mrs. Deckard was a homemaker and was of the Catholic faith. She enjoyed reading books and loved spending time with her family. Survivors include her four children, Richelle D. Waggoner and Richard C. Deckard, Jr., both of Hortense; Rafe L. Deckard, of Gainesville, Va., and Stephen D. Deckard...

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Ramona Hanna Boyet

BRUNSWICK — Ramona Lynn Boyet, age 64 of Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick. Mrs. Boyet was born in Las Vegas, Nev., to Roy Gene Hanna and Georgia Lee Howard Hanna. Due to her father’s military career, the family moved frequently and came to Glynn County in the 1970s. Mrs. Boyet was a graduate of Brunswick High School and worked at the Captain’s Table, Friedman’s Jewelry, and RGL Associates, Inc. She was a crafty person who could make just about anything. Mrs. Boyet especially enjoyed shopping, traveling with friends and family, and catering weddings. She truly had a servant’s heart and was eager to help anyone. Mrs. Boyet loved...

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Karl Wendell Scott

LAWRENCEVILLE — Karl Wendall Scott, 73 of Lawrenceville, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021. The lives of Walter and Frances Scott were blessed July 28, 1958, with the birth of their oldest son, Karl Wendell Scott, in Jesup. Scott was a member of Mary Grove Missionary Baptist Church where he served faithfully as a Deacon. His favorite song was “God Did It” by Evelyn Turrentine Agee and his favorite bible verse was Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” NIV. Scott served in the United States Army from September of 1983 until June of 1996. His tenure consisted of serving at various...

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Jennifer Marie Whisenant Ogden

HOBOKEN — Jennifer Marie Whisenant Ogden, 43 of Hoboken, passed away Thursday morning, June 3, 2021, at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross after an extended illness. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, her parents are Jack R. Whisenant and Pamela J. Moody Whisenant of Waycross. She is preceded in death by her birth mother, Emmie Howell. Mrs. Ogden was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and loved talking on her phone, crafting, fishing, and going to thrift shops. Survivors include her son, Joseph Levi Whisenant of Washington; two daughters and a son-in-law, Diamond Victoria Odgen Taylor (Latavas J.) of Hinesville, and Mary Abigail Ogden of Hoboken; her parents, Jack and Pam Whisenant of...

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Guadalupe Zayas

HORTENSE — Guadalupe Zayas, 71, of Hortense passed away Thursday morning, June 3, 2021, at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup after an extended illness. Born in Dinuba, Cal., her parents were Ernest Zayas and Esther Velasco Zayas. She is also preceded in death by a son, Jaoquine Torres; a brother, Robert Zayas; and two sisters, Josephine Zayas and Anita Vera Zayas. Mrs. Zayas was a CNA for many years and attended The Foundation Church. She loved going to the Senior Citizen Center, the Senior Dances, gardening, and loved all the animals in her yard. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Michael Torres (Linda Ann) of Cal.; a daughter and son-in-law, Alisa Simmerman (Brian) of...

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John Ancil Strickland

TRUDIE — John Ancil Strickland, 70, went to be with The Lord May 22, 2021, at his home, surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Screven, and grew up in Trudie, Brantley County. Strickland moved to Darien in his late teens and was a resident for 53 years. He learned butchering from Pete Carter while working at Butler's IGA. Strickland became a master butcher by trade. He then went to work at Bluestein's Supermarket in his early 20s and made many lifelong friends. Upon the closing of Bluestein's in 2000, he opened his own butchering shop at his home where he processed venison. Strickland was known for his venison and pork sausage from Juneau, Alaska...

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Roy Nelson Howland, Sr.

NAHUNTA — Roy Nelson Howland, Sr., 90 of Nahunta, passed away Monday, May 24, 2021, at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Littleton, N.H., Howland’s parents were Maurice Howland and Alice Portique Howland. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Davis Howland; his grandson, Roy Eagan; and his brother, Andrew Howland. Howland served in the United States Army and worked many years as a truck driver. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and raising chickens. Survivors include his three sons and a daughter-in-law, Roy Howland II of Nahunta, Maurice Howland (Sue) of Littleton, N.H., and Oscar Howland of Nahunta; three daughters, Betty Durden of Nahunta, Tina...

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Maribel Delgadillo Perez Rios

Maribel Delgadillo Perez Rios, 41, died Tuesday afternoon, May 25, 2021, at Memorial Satilla Health following a sudden illness. M r s . Rios was born in Mexico, but had made her home in Brantley County for the past 20 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and served as a reader during church services. Mrs. Rios had formerly worked with Live Oak Homes performing many different tasks. She is remembered by her family as a loving wife and mother. Survivors include her husband, Jacinto Rios of Brantley County; four children, Adrian Rios, Brayan Rios, Stephanie Rios and Jesus Rios all of Brantley County; a grandson, Lawson Marcelo Rios; her parents Jose Franciso Delgadillo...

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Mae Morgan Dunham

JESUP — Mae Morgan Dunham, 94 of Jesup, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021. The Brantley County native had lived in Wayne County most of her adult life and was a member of Altamaha Baptist Church. She was retired from Sun- Trust Bank. Her husbands, Claude Thomas and John Fletcher “J.F.” Dunham, Jr., preceded her in death, along with her son, Dwight Dunham. Survivors are three sons, Craig Thomas of Fayetteville, Mike (Johnna) Thomas, and Dennis (Patty) Dunham, both of Jesup; daughter-in-law, Kathie Dunham of Jesup; 11 grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren, nieces, and nephews. A funeral service was held Friday, May 28, 2021, at Altamaha Baptist Church with Pastor Jack Lee...

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Henry “Hank” John Hillebrants

RAYBON — Henry “Hank” John Hillebrants, 85 of Raybon, passed away Thursday, May 26 at Savannah Memorial after an extended illness. Born in Royal Oak, Mich., his parents were John R. Hillebrants and Lillian Castor Hille - brants. He is also preceded in death by a half-brother and sister, Edward Quinn and Venora Edwards; and by Peggy Ann Hohner Hillebrants, the mother of his daughter and his first wife of 25 years. Hillebrants was a loving father and husband who loved the Lord and read his Bible daily. He also walked 2-3 miles daily up and down his driveway and loved working and being outdoors. Hillebrants served in the United States Army and retired from Ford Motor Company in Romeo, Mich....

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