Area Obituaries

Mr. Illya Stephen Copeland, 48

Mr. Illya Stephen Copeland, 48, of Chatsworth, formerly of Hazlehurst, passed away  July 10 at AdventHealth in Chatsworth. A private service was July 14 in the chapel of Albritton Funeral Directors with the Rev. Michael Marchant officiating. Mr. Copeland was born Feb. 9, 1972, in Savannah to Don Copeland and Nancy Murray Copeland of Tifton.…

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Mr. John W. Dykes, 93

Mr. John W. Dykes, 93, of Hazlehurst, died July 9 at his residence. Mr. Dykes was born Nov. 27, 1926, in Bleckley County to the late James Russell Dykes and the late Nora Lee Bryant. He was a veteran of the United States Army, retired from Amercord and a member of Jeff Davis Masonic Lodge…

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Mrs. Dorothy Lorene ‘Dottie’ Hall, 50

Mrs. Dorothy Lorene “Dottie” Hall, 50, of Hazlehurst, passed away July 9 following an extended illness. Mrs. Hall was born Jan. 18, 1970, in Louisville, Ky. She was preceded in death by her father, the late Calvin Coolidge Rouse. Dottie was raised by her loving and doting grandparents, James L. and Hazel Chinn, who both…

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Mrs. Mavis Ann Clance Herndon, 84

Mrs. Mavis Ann Clance Herndon, 84, of Denton, died July 7 at Hazlehurst Court Care. Mrs. Herndon was born July 1, 1936, in Jeff Davis County to the late Otis Clance and the late Mary Newham Clance. She was a homemaker and her most dedicated profession was serving as a minister’s wife for many years.…

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Mrs. Debbie Stone Horton, 65

Mrs. Debbie Stone Horton, 65, of Hazlehurst, died July 12 at her residence. Mrs. Horton was born July 24, 1954, in Bacon County to the late Hudson Stone and the late Marion Crosby Stone. She was a homemaker and she loved taking care of her family. She was a member of Bridgeford Church of God…

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Mrs. Bonnie Knorzer, 92

Mrs. Bonnie Knorzer, 92, of Hazlehurst died July 9 at her residence. Mrs. Knorzer was born July 25, 1927, in Whitfield County to the late Steve Brown and the late Maggie Gribble Brown. She retired as the school nutrition director for Jeff Davis County Board of Education and was a member of First United Methodist…

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Mr. David Earl Leggett, 81

Mr. David Earl Leggett, 81, of Hazlehurst, died July 7 at Meadows Regional Medical Center. Mr. Leggett was born May 21, 1939, in Appling County. He was a veteran of the United States Army, was retired from Hazlehurst Housing Authority and a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church. He was always so happy for the family…

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Mr. Curlie Lee Spencer (C.L.), 93

Mr. Curlie Lee Spencer (C.L.), of Wheeler County, passed away July 10 surrounded by his family. Private services will be held at Baker Cemetery. Mr. Spencer was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ed and Lula Spencer. He was born in New Hope Community near Smithville, Miss., July 27, 1926. At the age…

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Mrs. Deborah K. Davis, 57

Mrs. Deborah K. Davis, 57, of Uvalda, died July 4 at Jeff Davis Hospital. Mrs. Davis was born Sept. 11, 1962, in Jeff Davis County. She was a school nutrition manager with Jeff Davis County Board of Education for 27 Years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Davis, father, John Darwin…

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Mrs. Jerry Sue Williams Hardee, 75

Mrs. Jerry Sue Williams Hardee, 75, of Eatonton, formerly of Lumber City, died July 3 at DeKalb Regional Hospital. Mrs. Hardee was born April 21, 1945, in Jeff Davis County to the late Hughey Williams and the late Ruby Lee Minchew Williams. She was a retired truck driver. Survivors include her husband, James L. Hardee…

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