Wilbur L. Streat
Wilbur Lamar Streat, 70, of Nicholls, died suddenly Saturday morning (July 25, 2015) at Coffee Regional Medical Center.
He was a native of Coffee County, son of the late Perry Luther “P.L.” Streat and Evelyn Grace Lee Streat. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Howard Streat, a son, Kevin Streat, and a brother, Dr. Alvin Perry Streat.
He was a 1962 graduate of Nicholls High School where he was active in most clubs and holds the record for the most points (50) scored in a basketball game.
He graduated from Dell School of Medical Technology in Ashville, N.C., with a lab and x-ray diploma and moved in 1963 to Waynesboro where he worked at Burke County Hospital.
He moved in 1964 to Vidalia and worked at Meadows Memorial Hospital. In 1967, he worked with Dr. Conner and Bedingfield and then entered Brewton Parker College and graduated in 1969.
He also joined the Air Force Reserve in 1969 and while stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, he worked in the Wilfred Hall Hospital. He moved to Augusta in 1970 and worked at the University Medical Center, helped start the night shift blood bank and later Nuclear Medicine.
At this time, he entered Augusta College. In 1974, he moved back to Nicholls, opened an insurance office and worked at Bacon County Hospital and Streat’s Garments. He started N&S Enterprise Distribution with its three locations in Nicholls, Douglas and Alma.
He was a member of the Coffee County Chamber of Commerce. His passion was collecting antique tractors and cars.
He was a member of Nicholls Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Marshall Streat, of Nicholls; two step-sons, Alvin Hall, of Lockport, La., and Scott Mims, of Alma; a step-daughter, Emilie Hall, of Nicholls; three brothers, Jerry Streat (Jessie), of Bickley, Harry Streat (Diane) and Van Streat (Carrie), of Nicholls; a sister, Sharon Lyon Streat, of Nicholls.
A graveside service was scheduled to be held this morning at 11 o’clock at Meeks Cemetery with the Rev. Joseph Lee officiating and eulogies given by his brother, Van Streat, and by Jon Lott.
The family received friends at the funeral home Monday evening.
Active pallbearers are Seab Lastinger, Fred Augello, Michael Carrin, Henry “Honky” Davis, Trampas Adams, Travis, Lee and Chad Streat.
Honorary escort will be the 1962 class of Nicholls High School, employees of N&S Enterprise, Roger Thompson, Troy Taylor, Wayne Meeks, Fred Anderson, Jon Lott and Danny O’Donald.
Crosby Funeral Home is serving the Streat family.
Thomas P. Holland Jr.
Thomas P. Holland Jr., 70, of Saint Simons Island, completed his journey by entering the arms of Jesus on Saturday (July 25, 2015).
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Saint Simons Community Church on Saint Simons Island.
Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service time from 1 until 2 p.m.
Interment will follow the service in Greenlawn Cemetery in Waycross.
Arrangements are with Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.edomillerandsons.com
Bobby Joe Hammons
Bobby Joe Hammons, 65, of Brunswick, passed away Saturday (July 25, 2015) following an extended illness.
He was born July 20, 1950 in Clintwood, Va., and resided most of his life in Blackshear. He worked at Thom’s Transport for many years.
He was preceded in death by his step-father, Henry Holley.
Survivors include his parents, Lucille Holley, of Florida, and Bobby Lee and Aida Hammonds, of Tennessee; five daughters and two sons-in-law, Kandi and Stevie Moore, of Blackshear, Kellie King and Angie Hammons, of Brunswick, Lucy and David Quick and Lisa Hammons, of Florida; 12 grandchildren, Eric, Anthony and Megan Moore, Matt and Amber Thompson, David Kimbrel Jr., Ashlynn Michelizzi, Tyler Hammons, Jessica Quick, Aries-Nicole Taylor and Cole and Chase Whittington; a sister, Gail Pfriender, of Florida; a brother and sister-in-law, Eddie and Sherry Sykes, of Florida; a loving ex-wife, Deborah Sweat, of Waycross; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday at Youmans Chapel Baptist Church in Blackshear at 4 p.m.
If love could have saved him, he would have lived forever.
Betty Maelois Sheys
Betty Maelois Sheys, 83, of Waycross, died early Monday morning (July 27, 2015) at Genesis Health Care in Folkston after an extended illness.
She was born in Waycross to the late Harry Blassingill and Annie Mae Curry Blassingill. She made Waycross her home for most of her life.
She was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who will be greatly missed by her family. She enjoyed playing games on her computer and cooking for her family.
She will mostly be remembered for the words “Okey-Dokey” which she always would say to her children, family and friends.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Frank Sheys Sr., a son, Kevin Wade Sheys, and three brothers, Woody Shirey, Jack Shirey and George Shirey.
She is survived by three children, Ricky Joe Sheys (wife, Dale), of Waycross, Harold Frank Sheys Jr., of Waycross, Sheila Ruth Sheys, of Waycross; her grandchildren, Mary Alice Anderson, Amanda Buchannon, Scott Sheys, Scotty Sheys, Amy Marie Barnhill, Tammy Altman, Harold Frank Sheys III; several great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are with Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Wilma Rowell Hamil
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Wilma Eugenia Rowell Hamil, 76, of Jacksonville, passed away Sunday afternoon (July 26, 2015) at Community Hospice Morris Center, in Jacksonville, Fla., following an extended illness.
Born in Patterson, she was the daughter of David Tillman Rowell and Minnie Mae Manning Rowell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Keil Head Hamil Jr., and two sisters, Laverne Morgan and Bernice Waters.
She was employed for many year with United States Postal Service in Jacksonville as a mail carrier. She was a member of Garden City United Methodist Church in Jacksonville.
She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, gardening and cooking. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Morris Hamil (Rebecca); three daughters and a son-in-law, Carolyn Johnson (Donald), Janet Deen and Patti Hamil, all of Jacksonville; four grandchildren, Chase Hamil, of Patterson, Katie Townsend (Kenneth), of Yulee, Fla., Sarah Thomas (John), of Jacksonville, and Sunni Rigdon (Jeffery), of Fort Campbell, Ky.; eight great-grandchildren, Brantley Tillman Lloyd, Bishop Taylor Lloyd, Tyler Townsend, Kory Jo Townsend, Riley Thomas, John Wayne Thomas, Trenton Alel Hamil, and one on the way; a brother and sister-in-law, R.T. Rowell (Selma), of Hortense; two nieces and their spouses, Sherry Strickland (Wynn) and Sandra Davis (Adolph); several other nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Garden City United Methodist Church, 3057 Dunn Ave., Jacksonville, Fla. with the Rev. Allen Patz officiating.
Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service starting at 10 a.m.
Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Raulerson Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Garden City United Methodist Church Food Bank.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at fryefh.com
Jesse F. Bailey Jr.
A funeral for Jesse Franklin Bailey Jr., 75, of Blackshear, took place Monday afternoon in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Thrift and Clarence Gooden officiating.
Serving as pallbearers were Brookie Thornton, Jerry Thompson, Ricky Thornton, Joe Sheppard, Dillan Hinson and Woodson Dixon.
Burial followed in Enon Cemetery in Blackshear.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.