Janice Elaine Harrelson, 63, died Sunday, May 13, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Harrelson was born June 21, 1948 in Appling County to the late Robert Lee Carter and the late Marjorie Cason Carter. She was a member of the Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Harrelson was employed by the Appling County Board of Education as a secretary for the Appling County High School. She was the 2011 Homecoming Grand Marshal and was a Relay for Life honoree. A sister, Linda Christmas, preceded Janice in death.
Survivors include her husband, Weldon Lanier Harrelson of Baxley; two daughters, Regina Carter Eason and Kimberly Rena Carter both of Spartenburg, South Carolina; one stepdaughter, Michelle (Rick) Houston of Baxley; two daughters-in-law, Donna St. John of Gadsten, Alabama and Kim King of Richmond Hill, South Carolina; two stepsons Lanier Harrelson of Gadsten, Alabama and Lyle Harrelson of Baxley; three sisters Patricia Reeves of Baxley, Connie Sargent of Spartenburg, South Carolina, and Lynette Swager of Inman, South Carolina; one brother Tollie Carter of Keystone Heights, Florida; ten grandchildren, one great grandchild, and 25 nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral Services were held at 4:00pm Tuesday, May 15 at Ten mile Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Daniels and the Rev. Wayne Williamson officiating. Internment followed in the Zoar Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers were Tollie Gosnell, Robbie Carter, Keith Harrelson, Scott Sumner, Lonnie Johnson Jr., and Jeffery Bullard.
Honorary Pallbearers were the Genesis Adult Sunday School Class of Ten Mile Church, Cameron Harrelson, Appling County High School Administrative staff and teachers, staff of Southern Care and Dr. Dwayne Moore’s staff.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Taylor, 124 Brown Street, Baxley, GA 31513.
Musical selections were rendered by Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church choir and Redeeming Grace trio.
Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.
Mildred Turner Butler, 84, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at her residence. Mildred was born Nov. 8, 1927 in Appling County to the late Joseph Turner and the late Eva Victoria Holland Turner. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church since the age of 10. Ms. Butler taught Adult Sunday school for 50 years and held numerous other positions in the church. After retirement from Department of Family and Children Services, she worked with ATEC on Adult Literacy Committee and with Appling Healthcare First Step Program. She was a loving mother, grandmother and devoted to her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benney Eugene Butler, a sister, Jincy Turner Crosby and a nephew, Gary Crosby. [Full Story »]
Betty Lou Collins, 54, died Sunday, May 20, 2012 in the Appling Healthcare System. Mrs. Collins was born Aug. 2, 1957 in Appling County to the late Bloyce Coy McDaniel and the late Mattie Lou Davis McDaniel. She was a member of Spring Branch Baptist Church. Betty was a former employee of We Care Too Transport. [Full Story »]
Sandra H. Dawson, 66, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Appling Healthcare System. Sandra was born Sept. 28, 1945 in Appling County to the late Jessie Thomas Hardwick and the lat Lily Merle Edenfield Hardwick. She was a member of Zion Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, William Thomas Ashmore. [Full Story »]
Clarice C. Crosby, 97, died Sunday, May 6, 2012 in the Pavilion. Ms. Crosby was born March 1, 1915 in Appling County to the late Henry Collins and the late Clara Floyd Collins. She was the wife of the late R.E.L. (Rob) Crosby and they were engaged in farming for most of their working life. She was preceded in death by a son, Edward Crosby. [Full Story »]
Eugene “Gene” Hardwick, age 78, of Lamar County, passed away unexpectedly on May 2, 2012. He was a Graduate of Appling Co. High School and Perry College, as well as the University of Georgia, with degrees in Accounting and Business Administration. He was a retired executive with BellSouth with 38 years of service, and was a member of the Telephone Company Pioneers. He was a deacon with the First Baptist Church of Roswell. He was a director with the American Cancer Society, he worked with Relay For Life for many years, was a member of Village Readers- a group that reads to Pre-K children, past president of Barnesville Rotary Club, served on the City of Roswell Zoning Board, served on the Solid Waste and Industrial Development Authority for Lamar Co., was two term Lamar County Commissioner (Vice-Chair for six years), current Chairman of the Lamar Co. Republican Party, among many other titles. He raised Beefmaster cattle and was the current President of the Southeastern Beefmaster Breeders Assn. and current president of Mid-Atlantic Beefmasters Marketing Group, and member of the GA. Cattleman’s Association. He was a decorated Marine and a Mason. He loved the outdoors and was an avid and accomplished hunter and fisherman. [Full Story »]
Bonnie Mae Lee Crosby, age 75 of McDonough, passed away suddenly April 20. She was born in Bristol, to the late James Denver and Beulah Ophelia Harris Lee. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Melvin Eugene Crosby, Sr. Bonnie had worked for J.C. Penney’s Outlet in Forest Park for many years and was a member of Oakland Baptist Church. [Full Story »]
Janie Daniel Padgett, 95, died Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the Appling Healthcare System. Mrs. Padgett was born July 1, 1916 and was the daughter of Cleburn Laing and Carrie Wood Daniel of Bellville. After attending school in Claxton she went on to Berry College where she graduated with a degree in Home Economics. Janie eventually moved to Baxley and married H. C. Padgett in 1942. In 1956 she became the Home Economist for Appling County and continued there until she retired. She was preceded in death by her husband, H. C. Padgett; two sisters, Evelyn D. Mallard and Carolyn D. Head; and two brothers, Carolus and Cecil Daniel. [Full Story »]
Roberta Dean Quinn, 79, of Lithia Springs, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Mrs. Quinn was a homemaker, member of First Baptist Church of Lithia Springs, WMU Director for over 20 years, taught 5-year-old Sunday School for over 30 years, was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and loved working in her yard. Her husband, B. C. Quinn, preceded her in death. [Full Story »]
Betty Ruth Rentz Truett, 65, of Graham, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Mrs. Truitt was born in Graham. She was the daughter of the late Levi Grady Rentz and Annie Ruth Hesters Rentz and was preceded in death by a brother, Herman Rentz. Betty was an accounting office associate and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. [Full Story »]
Ollie Mae Herrington Wilson, 88, of Hazlehurst, died Monday, April 23, 2012. Mrs. Wilson was a native and life long resident of Jeff Davis County. She was the daughter of the late Tommy Herrington and Minnie Hayes Herrington and the wife of the late Henry Dallas Wilson, Jr. Ollie Mae was a hairdresser and a member of the First United Methodist Church. [Full Story »]
Mrs. Velma Smith, 86, of Hazlehurst, died Monday, April 16, 2012. Mrs. Smith was born in Folkston but had lived most of her life in Hazlehurst. She was the daughter of the late William Mancil and Vermell Bowen Mancil and the wife of the late Wayne Detroit Smith. Mrs. Smith was a school teacher retiring after 35 years with the Jeff Davis County School System. She also taught Adult Literacy for approximately 15 years in Vidalia. Velma was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and was a Sunday School Teacher for many years at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. [Full Story »]
Marie Murray Watson, 92, of Brunswick passed away April 21, at her residence. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 o’clock on April 24th at the Edo Miller Funeral Home with the Elder Ron Scarboro officiating. Burial will follow at the Brunswick Memorial Park and Cemetery with Glenn Leccese, Terry Leccese, Dave Brown, Dwight Brown, Van Watson, and Eric Sizemore serving as pallbearers. [Full Story »]
Hilda Burke, 80, of Jesup, died Tuesday, April 10, 2012 in Wayne Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. The Appling County native had lived in Jesup the past 56 years. She was a member of Jesup First Baptist Church and the Retired Educators Association. She volunteered with the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Wayne County Peachy Clean Committee for many years. Her husbands, Watson Burke and Rufus Roberson preceded her in death along with a daughter-in-law, Willeen Burke. [Full Story »]