Area Obituaries

Mrs. Theresa Kelley Clements, 78

Mrs. Theresa Kelley Clements, 78, of Hazlehurst, died May 29 in Richmond Hill. Ms. Clements was born Aug. 19, 1940, in Jeff Davis County to the late Rudolph Kelley and the late Christine Dawson Kelley. She was a child care provider for several years and a member of First Baptist Church of Hazlehurst. She is…

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Mrs. Helen Crosby Simmons, 63

Mrs. Helen Crosby Simmons, 63, of Baxley, died May 27 at her residence. Mrs. Simmons was born Dec. 31, 1955, in Appling County to the late Jeffery Curtis Crosby and the late Geneva Nash Crosby. She was a housewife and member of Friendship Baptist Church in Appling County. She is preceded in death by her…

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Mr. Jimmie McCrimmon, 68

Services for Mr. Jimmie McCrimmon, 68, who died May 18, were held June 1 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Pastor Reuben Bennett Jr. presided with Pastor James Earl Cray giving the eulogy. Burial was in Hazlehurst Memorial Cemetery. Mr. McCrimmon, born in McRae, was the son of the late Robert and Pauline McCrimmon. He was…

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CMSgt. Danny Kieve Coleman, 63

CMSgt. Danny Kiev Coleman, USAF (Ret.), 63, went home to be with the Lord May 23 at his residence, surrounded by his family. The services celebrating his life were held May 26 at Southside Baptist Church, Warner Robins with interment in Magnolia Park Cemetery with full military honors. The Rev. Jerry Walls officiated. Dan was…

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Mr. Ernest W. Smith, 76

Services for Mr. Ernest W. Smith, 76, of Denton, who died May 25 at his residence, were held May 27 in Wainwright-Parlor Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Van McCall and Mr. Donnie Newman officiated with burial in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Smith, born Jan. 22, 1943 in Jeff Davis County, was the son…

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Mr. Jerry W., Anderson, 63

Services for Mr. Jerry W. Anderson, 63, who died May 5, were held May 18 at Thornton’s Funeral Home Chapel in Hazlehurst where the Rev. Joseph McLeod officiated. Mr. Anderson was the son of the late Jerry M. Anderson and Mildred Frederick. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Leonard Frederick and brother, Jarvis…

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Mr. Gerald Wesley Brinson, 73

Mr. Gerald Wesley Brinson, 73, of Vidalia, died May 14 at Community Hospice in Vidalia. Mr. Brinson was born Nov. 4, 1945, in Savannah to the late John Wesley Brinson and the late Helen Alma Webb. He was a veteran of the United States Army, retired maintenance supervisor with Laquinta Inn, and was of the…

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Ms. Frankie Annett Mims Dunn, 92

Ms. Frankie Annett Mims Dunn, 92, of Lumber City, died May 12 at her residence. Ms. Dunn was born April 10, 1927, in Towns to the late Lewis N. Mims and the late Corrie Anderson Mims. She was retired from Lumber City Egg Marketers and a member of Lumber City United Methodist Church. She is…

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Mrs. Melanie Atkinson Roddenberry, 77

Services for Mrs. Melanie Atkinson Roddenberry, 77, of Macon, who died unexpectedly May 14, were held May 18 at Northminster Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Ralph Hawkins officiated with burial at Broxton City Cemetery in Broxton. Mrs. Roddenberry was the daughter of the late John Milton and Lois Girtman Atkinson. She married Harvey Burton Roddenberry Jr.…

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Mr. Donnie Hugh Toler, 60

Mr. Donnie Hugh Toler, 60, of Hazlehurst passed away May 17 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro. Born in Soperton, he was one of seven children born to the late Ander Elton and Callie Kicklighter Toler. He and his siblings grew up in Soperton and were educated in the Treutlen County School System.…

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