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Area Obituaries

Mr. Bulmaro Banda, 74

Mr. Bulmaro Banda of Hazlehurst, 74, passed away Oct. 11 in Memorial Hospital of Savannah. Mr. Banda enjoyed fishing, working in the yard, watching soccer and traveling. Most of all he enjoyed time spent with family, especially his grandchildren. Mr. Banda is preceded in death by his parents Eulalio and Gregoria Banda and his wife…

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Mrs. Nellie Mae Clemons Conaway, 83

Mrs. Nellie Mae Clemons Conaway, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister, who died Sept. 25, was born May 26, 1939, to the late Buster and Easter Clemons. Nellie was hard worker. She labored in the cotton and tobacco fields. She was employed at the Hazlehurst Slip Factory and retired from Hazlehurst Mills. She…

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Mr. Jerry Alan Floyd, 51

Mr. Jerry Alan Floyd of Hazlehurst, 51, passed away Oct. 11 at Meadows Memorial Hospital in Vidalia. Jerry was born Jan. 15, 1971, in Swainsboro to the late William Floyd Jr. and Sandra Nell Thorne Floyd. Mr. Floyd served in the United States Army during Desert Storm as a special ops team member. He was…

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Mrs. Willie Mae Foskey, 79

Mrs. Willie Mae Foskey, 79, passed away Oct. 14 in Valdosta. She was born in Baxley to the late Lannis Carter and Lucille Hall. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Commer Roger Foskey, brother Virgil Carter, and sisters Dorothy Rowland, and Maurice Rollins. Ms. Foskey retired from Ero’s in Hazlehurst. During her…

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Mr. Ruben Ronald ‘Kang’ King Jr.

On Nov. 8, 1957, the late Ruben King and Novella Wright King’s lives were forever changed at Evans Memorial Hospital with the birth of their fourth of 12 children, Ruben Ronald King Jr. From the moment he was brought from the hospital, the King’s home nor the world was ever the same. Many knew him…

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Mr. J.L. Lovett, 85

Mr. J.L. Lovett of Hazlehurst was born March 3, 1937, and died at his home Oct. 11 after an extended illness. Born in Telfair County, Mr. Lovett spent most of his life in Hazlehurst and Jeff Davis County. He was a quiet and humble man who loved his family with all his heart. An extremely…

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Deacon James E. Vann Sr., 89

Deacon James E. Vann Sr. departed this life Sept. 20. Deacon Vann was born July 5, 1933, in Baxley to the late Horace and Mary Vann. He was a member of New Jerusalem Witness unto the Lord Church under the leadership of Overseer Sarah R. Mims. Deacon Vann was married to the late Clara Lee…

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Mrs. Mary Felecia Colson, 73

Mrs. Mary Felecia Colson, 73, passed away Oct. 5 following an extended illness. Mrs. Colson was born Aug. 23, 1949, in Chattahoochee, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Robert Stanwood Phair and Maxine King Phair; son, Roy Eugene Colson and brother, George Edward Phair. She was a member of Oak…

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Mr. Lewis Wayne Fussell, 78

Mr. Lewis Wayne Fussell, 78, of Douglas, passed away peacefully in his sleep Oct. 9 at the home of his daughter, Mandy Lynn Fussell in Putney, following a short illness. Mr. Fussell was born Nov. 9, 1943, to the late Rev. Roscoe Fussell and the late Helen Louise Veal Fussell. Other than his parents he…

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Mr. Lonnie Waters, 86

Mr. Lonnie Waters, 86, of Hazlehurst, died Oct. 6 at his residence surrounded by his devoted wife, family, and friends. Born and raised in Jeff Davis County, he was the son of the late Will Waters and Mollie Rowell Waters and was preceded in death by brothers Herbert Waters, Jimmy Waters, and Wendell Waters, grandchildren…

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