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Area Obituaries

Mrs. Lois Mae Brewer, 84

Mrs. Lois Mae Brewer, 84, passed away Feb. 15 at Jeff Davis Hospital. Mrs. Brewer was born May 2, 1937, in Bradenton, Fla. She is preceded in death by her husband Arthur (Art) Brewer Jr, parents Freddie Chewning and Vernie V. Chewning, son David L. Brewer, brothers Freddie Chewning, Monroe Peterson, Jim Peterson, William (Bill)…

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Mr. Dwight (Dudley) Cain, 75

Mr. Dwight (Dudley) Cain, 75, of Hazlehurst, passed away Feb. 15 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. Cain was born Aug. 1, 1946, in Jeff Davis County. Mr. Cain is preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Smith Cain, parents George Washington Cain and Sarah Hazel Chappell, brothers George Cain, Randall Cain, Jack Cain,…

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Ms. Virginia Jo Clance Hand, 78

Ms. Virginia Jo Clance Hand, 78, of Hazlehurst, passed away Feb. 13 at Hazlehurst Court Care in Hazlehurst. Ms. Hand was born July 17, 1943, in Jeff Davis County. She is preceded in death by her parents, Otis Arthur Clance and Mary Newham Clance, husband, the Rev. James Edison Hand, sisters, Rita Mae Rentz Lowe…

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Mrs. Linda Jones, 74

Mrs. Linda Jones, 74, of Hazlehurst, died Feb. 17 at Jeff Davis Hospital. Mrs. Jones was born May 19, 1947, in Jeff Davis County. She is preceded in death by her parents, Howard Sandiford, Magalene Smith Sandiford, sister-in-law, Barbara Wood, brother-in-law, Wayne Jones. She was employed with Jeff Davis County School System and was a…

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Mrs. Clara Jean Rowland Creech, 87

Mrs. Clara Jean Rowland Creech, 87, of Denton, passed away Feb. 9 at her residence in Denton. Mrs. Creech was born Sept. 3, 1934, to the late Charles Wesley Rowland and the late Minnie Deen Rowland. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Clarence Creech Jr.; siblings Junior (Winnie)…

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Dr. Joseph Dewayne Handsome (Joe), 47

Dr. Joseph Dewayne Handsome (affectionately known as Joe), 47, of Cornelius, passed away in Cornelius, N.C. He peacefully departed this life Jan. 13. Joseph was born on Dec. 31, 1974, to the late Rufus Handsome Jr. and Rietta Mae Handsome in Hazlehurst. Joseph attended Jeff Davis High School and attended Bennett Tabernacle. As a student…

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Ms. Penny Ray McLoon, 57

  Ms. Penny Ray McLoon, 57, of Glenwood, passed away Feb. 10 at her residence. Ms. McLoon was born Jan. 30, 1965, in Jeff Davis County. She is preceded in death by her patents, Oliver Ray and Opal Cerise Griffin Ray, brothers, Danny Ray and Larry Ray. Ms. McLoon was formerly employed with Jeff Davis…

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Mrs. Carolyn Elaine Hill Mitchell, 87

“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.”
~I Thessalonians 4: 14 (NKJV) Mrs. Carolyn Elaine Hill Mitchell died Jan. 13 at Southeast Georgia Hospital, Brunswick.
With a “veil over her face,” Carolyn Elaine Hill Mitchell was born May 21, 1934, to Eschol…

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Infant Everly Talon Varnadoe

Everly Talon Varnadoe, infant baby girl, of Amanda and Danna Varnadoe, passed away Feb. 4 at Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia. Everly Talon is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Jacob Lightsey and paternal grandparents, Norman Larry and Mary Ann Varnadoe. She is survived by her sister, Katelynn Silva and brothers, Austin Varnadoe,…

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Mr. Stephen Wayne Turner, 75

Mr. Stephen Wayne Turner, 75, passed away Feb. 4 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick. Born Jan. 22, 1947, in Hazlehurst, to Edd T. and Gladys Marie Douglas Turner, Wayne was a Vietnam veteran of the United States Army. He was a truck driver for many years before becoming the owner and operator of…

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