Mary Jane Hendrix, 81, died June 28, 2013 in Jesup. Mrs. Hendrix was born Nov. 23, 1931 in Homestead, Florida. She worked in the School Food Service Department for the Appling County School System before she retired. Mary was a member of Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church in Bristol. Mrs. Hendrix has lived in Appling County since 1973.
Her husband, James Alphonso Hendrix, Sr., her son, James A. Hendrix, Jr. and her granddaughter, Michelle Hunt, preceded her in death.
Survivors include four daughters, Brenda (Pete) Edwards of Rockford, Illinois, Sue (Brian) Bedard of Ocala, Florida, Barbara Dawson of Ocala, Florida and Gail (Rusty) Barnes of Jesup; two sons, Leonard (Diane) Hendrix of Rogers, Arkansas and David Hendrix of Homestead, Florida; two sisters, Elinor Hendrix of Lake Placid, Florida, Barbara Stout of Corpus Christi, Texas; two brothers, Leonard H. Hamker, Jr. and John Hamker of Maryland; also surviving are eleven grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 12:00 p.m. Monday, July 1 at Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church with the Reverends Steve Hughes and Bryan Davis officiating. Interment followed in Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Bristol.
Active pallbearers were Rusty Barnes, Brian Bedard, Evencio Herrera, Johnny Metts, Mark Thornton and Gary Lightsey.
Honorary pallbearers were Altamaha Health Care and the Piney Grove Adult Sunday School Class.
Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.