Merle Inman, 82, died Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Lumber City Nursing and Rehab. She was a native of Lanier County living most of her life in Manor and Waycross, before moving to Hazlehurst after the passing of her husband. Mrs. Inman was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Hazlehurst.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Cleveland Inman; parents, James and Fleda Nichols Newham and a grandson, Michael Strickland.
Survivors include five children, Johnnie Inman and wife, Terri of Nashville, TN, Harry Jenkins Inman and wife, Melody of Bluffton, S.C., Charlie Max Inman and wife, Judy of San Antonio, TX, Fleda Gail Moore and husband, David of Hazlehurst and Roger Brian Inman and wife, Shirley of Statesboro; seven grandchildren, Wesley Inman, Stacey Garbutt, Christopher Inman, Lindsay Archambeault, Jake Moore, David Strickland and Brian Inman; one brother, Max Newham and wife, Lillie Maude of Hazlehurst; numerous great-grandchildren; and other family members also survive.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 at Zenith Baptist Church in Manor with the Reverends Michael Creamer and Max Newham officiating. Interment followed in church cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Robbie Griffis, John Pafford, Henry Strickland, Jr., Kevin Heath, Joey Bunch, Braxton Simmons, Jr. and Harry Edenfield, Jr.