Mr. James Howard Brantley, 90, of Hazlehurst, died Sept. 26 at his residence.
Mr. Brantley was born April 10, 1932, in Jeff Davis County. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lott Warren Brantley and Alice Herrington Brantley, and sisters, Gertrude Collins, Ruby Lee Bland, Inez Flemming, Opal Ray, and Lilly Maude Newham, and brother, L.W. Brantley.
Mr. James was a humble, successful farmer. He was an honest, hardworking man all of his life. He loved his family dearly and loved spending time with them, especially his wife and grandkids. He enjoyed fishing and the companionship of his dog Trixie. He was a member of Satilla Free Will Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Willie Mae Brantley of Hazlehurst; daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Glenn Kemp of Hazlehurst and Jan and Rob Stone of Hazlehurst; sister, Ethel Mae Hutchenson of Waycross; grandchildren, Mary Katherine Kemp, Brantley, and Tricia Stone, and Ethan Stone.
Services were held Sept. 29 in the chapel of Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home, with his grandchildren, telling sweet stories, and the Rev. Tyrone Hutcheson and Jimmie Ryles officiating.
Interment followed in Satilla Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Ricky Ursery, Greg Brantley, Hugh Brantley, Larry Brantley, Jimmy Toler, Mitch Herrington, Tommy Williams, and David Ray.
Music was rendered by Jimmie Ryles, Mike Cothern, and Jeffery Spell.
Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge.