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OBITUARIES

Jeremiah Frank Harter

WAVERLY — Jeremiah Frank Harter, 35 of Waverly died Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at South Georgia Health System Brunswick. Harter was born January 31, 1985, while his parents Howard Frank and Vicki Lynn Harter were stationed at Hahn Air Force Base in Germany. He was a graduate of Camden County High School Class of 2003. Harter worked in both residential and commercial construction. Harter was a member of the Waverly Methodist Church. He enjoyed baseball, hunting, and fishing. Harter was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charles and Bonnie Hill; and paternal grandfather, Odis Harter. Survivors include his parents, Howard Frank and Vicki Lynn Harter of Waverly; a sister, Ashley...

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Wanda Sue Gainous Hand

Mrs. Wanda Sue Gainous Hand, 70, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2020, after an extended illness. Mrs. Hand was born in May 1950. She is proceeded in death by her parents, Glenn and Dorthy Gainous; a sister, Shirley Hires; and a brother, Wade Gainous. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Phillip M. Hand; a brother, Glenn Gainous Jr., daughter; Shannon Smith (Donnie); two sons, Michael Hand (Lynn) and Ken Hand (Pam); 12 grandchildren, Jenny, Jay, Joey, Courtney, Shawn, Harley, Addy, Alea, Lacey, Jesse, Anthony, and Autumn; six great-grandchildren, Walker, Waylon, Serenity, Harmony, Blair, and Karson; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. The Hands have been married for 48 years....

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James Arthur ‘Jimmy’ Procter

NAHUNTA – James Arthur “Jimmy” Procter, 79, of Nahunta, was called to be with his Lord and Savior Friday evening, May 22, 2020, at Memorial Satilla Health after an extended illness. Born in Pontiac, Mich., his parents were Luther Dunn Procter and Berdie Mae Barrett O’Steen. Procter is also preceded in death by his father who raised him, Charles O’Steen. Procter retired from Jacksonville Electrical Authority (JEA) and served in the United States Army for 22 years. He served during the Vietnam War, where he received The Purple Heart. Procter was a member of Grace Community Church where he worshiped the Lord with his wife, Janet, who he cherished and adored with every breath he took. He was...

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Sharon Warner

WOODBINE — Ms. Sharon Warner, 72 of Woodbine, passed away Monday morning, May 25, 2020, at her residence following an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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Camalee Wilson

RAYBON — Mrs. Camalee Wilson, 80, of Raybon passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, May 26, 2020 at her son's residence after a short illness. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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Benjamin Robert ‘Ben’ Taylor

HORTENSE — Benjamin Robert “Ben” Taylor, 41 of Hortense died Thursday, May 7, 2020. The Brantley County native was a construction worker and enjoyed fishing and outdoor activities. He was predeceased by his parents, Bobby and Geneva Taylor. Survivors are a daughter, Makiya Taylor Floyd of Hinesville; sister, Vann (Merle) Brant of Hortense; niece, Chey Anne Brant, and nephew, Sammy Brant; and other relatives. A private graveside service will be held by the family in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Brantley County. Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of arrangements.

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Dorothy ‘Jewell’ Wilson Douberly

HORTENSE – Dorothy “Jewell” Wilson Douberly, 69 of Hortense, passed away Monday morning, May 11, 2020, at her residence after an extended illness. Born in Waynesville, Mrs. Douberly’s parents were Elbert Wilson and Nora Belle Altman Wilson. She is also preceded in death by a sister, Janice Wilcox. Mrs. Douberly was an interior designer and a member of Little Memorial Baptist Church. She loved being outdoors, fishing, and gardening. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Donald Leon Douberly, Sr. of Hortense; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Donald Douberly, Jr. (Cynthia) and Richie Douberly all of Hortense; a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle Harrington (Robbie) of Lake Park, Ga.; 10...

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Kara Lynn Drury Lewis

WINOKUR – Kara Lynn Drury Lewis, 51 of Winokur, passed away Monday afternoon, May 11, 2020, at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla., after a brief illness. Born in Folkston, Mrs. Lewis’s parents were John Woodrow Drury, Sr. and Irene Moody Drury. She also is preceded in death by Peggy Sue Drury, Mary Morgan, Larry Crews, Jerry Crews, John Drury, Jr., Bo Drury, and Deborah Herndon. Mrs. Lewis was also known as “Maw” by many. She was a homemaker and a very dedicated volunteer firefighter for Charlton County Fire and Rescue. Mrs. Lewis was also a member of Winokur Baptist Church and loved spending time with her family and watching her grandbabies.

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Betty Jean Horton Bullard

NAHUNTA – Betty Jean Horton Bullard, 89 of Nahunta, passed away Monday evening, May 11, 2020, at her granddaughter’s residence in Jesup after an extended illness. Born in Baxley, Mrs. Bullard’s parents were Rufus Ivey Horton and Ruth Mae McCall Horton. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Paul Bullard; a son, Rufus Travis Bullard; four brothers, J.C. Horton, Carroll Jack Horton, Carlton Lamar Horton, and Sidney Dean Horton; and two sisters, Flora Iva Jeannett Dewitt and Annie Ruth Horton. Mrs. Bullard was a homemaker and a member of Coastal Baptist Church in Brunswick. She loved spending time with her family. Survivors include her five sons and daughters-inlaw, Ronnie Eugene...

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Sharon Elaine Taylor

WAYCROSS — Sharon Elaine Taylor, 65 of Waycross, died Thursday morning, May 14, 2020, at her residence after a Ms. Taylor was born in Barwick, Ga., to the late William Oliver Taylor and Ethel Durrance Taylor. She lived in Waycross and Douglas most of her life. Ms. Taylor was a member of Ware Terrace Baptist Church. She loved camping and fishing and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Ms. Taylor was preceded in death by her son, Gary Randell Douglas; two sisters, Linda Taylor and Peggy Shelton; two brothers, Jimmy Taylor and Charlie Taylor. Survivors include a daughter, Amanda Musgrove (husband Scott) of Douglas; two sisters, Evelyn Kirkland (husband Jimmy) of Waycross, Becky Taylor of Waycross; three brothers, James Byrd (wife Darlene) of Waycross

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Glenda Dale Howard Willis

HOBOKEN — Ms. Glenda Dale Howard Willis, 70 of Hoboken, passed away Thursday evening, May 14, 2020, at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Savannah, her parents were Conway Howard and Arlene Dickerson Howard. Mrs. Willis was an educator for 22 years for the Brantley County Board of Education and a member of Hickox Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her grandkids, camping, traveling, and sewing. She also loved going on vacation at Disney. Survivors include her husband, Robert Willis of Hoboken; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Benjamin Darren Crews (Clarissa) of Hickox and Andrew “Andy” Willis of Blackshear; five grandchildren, Taylor Rayne Crews, Kameron Blake Bishop, Amelia Grayce Crews, Brantley Willis, and Bryce Willis; three brothers and sisters-in-law

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