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Mr. Dewey Erskine Black, 65

Funeral service for Mr. Dewey Erskine Black, who died Aug. 18 at Jeff Davis Hospital after a brief illness, was held Aug. 24 at theSt. James CME Church in Lumber City with the Rev. Robert Haywood Sr., the Rev. Joseph McLeod Sr. and the Rev. Joyce Batten.
Interment was in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lumber City.
He was born May 4, 1954, to the late Ernest Black Jr. and Beatrice Taylor Black. He was a member of St. James Christian Methodist Episcopal Church of Lumber City. He was a graduate of Telfair County High School and was employed with Hazlehurst Mills for over 27 years.
Survivors include sister, Charmaine Howell; niece/caregiver, Marion Black; nephew, Tarvarious (Rickina) Black; children Ashika Zakia Howell and Lisa Howell; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; aunts and uncles Roosevelt (Mary) Taylor of Daytona Beach, Fla., Dewey Taylor Jr. of Starke, Fla., Jeffery Conoway of Jacksonville, Fla., Jeannie Conoway of Orlando, Fla; cousin “Brother” Ronald (Kathy) Black of Lithonial; the love of his life, Wondalyn Green; friends Rachel “Stella” Holloway and John Moss; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Active pallbearers were Josh Black, Ronald Black, Delancier Black Sr., Elmo Chatman, Bobby Joyce, and Willie Wright.
Honorary pallbearers were Stewards of St. James CME Church, John Moss and Kelvin Smith.
Flower attendants were the Class of 1972, cousins and friends.
King Brothers Funeral Home was in charge.

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