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Mr. James Harold Brewer, 78

Mr. James Harold Brewer, 78, of Lumber City passed away Nov. 19 at St. Vincent’s Riverside in Jacksonville, Fla.
Mr. Brewer was born May 4, 1943, in Telfair County.
He is preceded in death by his parents Jack Randolph Brewer and Frankie Hulett Brewer, sister, Virginia Brewer Rozier; brother, William Frank Brewer; and his partner in crime, Seward Brewer Jr.
He was the founder of Pig Out Bar-B-Q of Hazlehurst in 1991, worked construction for several years, was a retired Telfair County bus driver and a member of Shelton Chapel United Methodist Church since 1987. He loved hunting, fishing, his family and church. He requested in 2018 that when he passed, that his daughter tell his wife that he knew he loved her the first time he saw her and that they had a good life together.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Mrs. Merle Beckworth Brewer of Lumber City; son, James Wendell Brewer of Jacksonville, Fla.; daughters, Lisa Brewer Kirkland of Jacksonville, Fla., Katherine Brewer White (Stevie White) of Lumber City, Jackie Brewer Ussery (Wesley Griffin) of Hazlehurst; sister, Betty Brown (J.D.) of McRae; brothers, Tom Brewer (Genethel) of Hazlehurst and Tex Brewer (Margaret) of Hazlehurst; grandchildren, Colby James Brewer, Tiner James Brewer, Chasity Brook Waters, Caitlin Kirkland Gay, Amanda Crystal White, Amber Macy White, Ashley Rebecca Ussery, and Samuel Kristerphor Ussery Jr.; 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Nov. 30 at Shelton Chapel United Methodist with the Rev. Debra Gillis Mitchell officiating.
Interment followed in Riverside Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were Dennis Googe, Aaron Beckworth, Howard Scott, Troy Shumans, Dan Ray, Jimmy Walker, Artis Wright, Larry Bruce, Sam Ussery, Keith Coley, Larry Pierce, Ricky Henderson, Freddie Coley, Richard Cameron and Randy Durden.
Active pallbearers were Kristerphor Ussery Jr., Colby James Brewer, Nathan Abbey, Casey Brewer, Bill Hamm and Troy McCumbers.
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Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge.

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