Area Obituaries

Mrs. Brenda Ann Beck, 62

Mrs. Brenda Ann Beck, 62, passed away Feb. 20 following a brief illness. Graveside services were held Feb. 25 at Hazlehurst City Cemetery with the Rev. Deek Dubberly officiating. Mrs. Beck, a native of Hazlehurst, was the daughter of the late Perry Waynick Williams and Shirley Ann (Mims) Williams. She was a graduate of South…

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Mrs. EllaVee Reagin Braswell, 83

Mrs. EllaVee Reagin Braswell, 83, of Adrian passed away peacefully Feb. 22 at her home. Born in Hazlehurst, she was the oldest daughter and is the last living of nine children born to the late Carlton Plemon and Lily Mae Christine Dyal Reagin. She grew up in Hazlehurst and was a graduate of Jeff Davis…

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Mr. Anthony Karl Brown, 47

Mr. Anthony Karl Brown, 47, of Hazlehurst, passed away Feb. 22 at Jeff Davis Hospital. Mr. Brown was born on Oct. 21, 1973, in Jackson, Mich., the son of Frank Horace Brown and Susan Kay Hamilton Kemplin. Mr. Brown worked as an electrician/millwright for Rayonier, Jesup, a member of Union IBEW Local and a member…

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Mr. Johnny Carroll Coleman, 63

Mr. Johnny Carroll Coleman, 63, of Hazlehurst, died Feb. 27 unexpectedly in an accident. Mr. Coleman was born March 3, 1957, in Bacon County. He is preceded in death by his parents, Elijah Leve Coleman and Vertice Onelia Woodard Coleman, his infant son, Joseph Devin Coleman, sister, Linda Coleman Carson, niece, Rhonda Sue Coleman, and…

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Mr. Taylor Courson, 84

Mr. Taylor Courson, 84, went to be with the Lord Feb. 20. He was the son of the late Maxwell Courson Sr. and Walton Courson-Moore. Also preceding him in death was his brother, John H. Courson. Max is survived by Naomi, his wife; children, Melinda Alonso (husband Felix Alonso), Dr. Sharon Kendrick (husband Dr. Mark…

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Mrs. Marilyn Ray, 80

Mrs. Marilyn Ray, 80, passed away Feb. 22 at Cotton Grove Estates Nursing Home in Jesup. Mrs. Ray was born July 11, 1940, in Denton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie Lee Ray and Joanna “Josie” Curry Ray and her siblings, Silas Ray, Lona Ray, Alfred Ray, Oliver “Poly” Ray, Eddie Eugene…

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Mrs. Charlene Juanee Rentz, 79

Mrs. Charlene Juanee Rentz, 79, passed away Feb. 20 following an extended illness. Mrs. Rentz was born Sept. 21, 1941, in Hazlehurs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Rentz, her parents, Fred Hutchinson and Eva Lucille Wilcox Hutchinson, a sister, Rudeen Allen and a brother, Cosby Herrington. She was a member of…

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Mrs. Jeanette Carelock Anderson, 91

Mrs. Jeanette Carelock Anderson, 91, of Denton, passed away Feb. 19 at her grandson’s residence in Brunswick. Mrs. Anderson was born May 11, 1929, in Coffee County. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charlie P. Carelock and Agnes Snipes Carelock, son, James Anderson, sister, Evelyn Brewer Peterson and little brother, Ottis Carelock. She…

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Mr. Chapman ‘Johnny’ Atkinson, 86

Mr. Chapman “Johnny” Atkinson, 86, of Hazlehurst, died Feb. 17 at his residence. Mr. Atkinson was born Nov. 13, 1934, in Pensacola, Fla., and has made his home in Hazlehurst for the past 41 years, coming from Chicago, Ill. While living in Chicago, he worked for Bally Manufacturing as a foreman for over 20 years…

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Mrs. Martha Vaughn Batchelor, 82

Mrs. Martha Vaughn Batchelor, 82, of Baxley died Feb. 18 at the Pavilion. Mrs. Batchelor was born Sept. 14, 1938, in Hazlehurst to the late Ubia Samuel Sellers and the late Ruby Lee Overstreet Sellers. She was a member of Church of Christ and retired from the Appling County Board of Education as food service…

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