Rev. Kelly Runyan
Rev. Kelly Runyan, 85, of Barnesville, passed away Thursday (March 17, 2016) at Heritage Inn.
He was born Aug. 27, 1930 in Dalton, son of the late Oscar Carlton and Robbie Gentry Runyan.
He attended Brewton-Parker College and graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
He served 45 years as pastor to several churches including Second Baptist Church, Pineview Baptist Church and Jamestown Baptist Church in Waycross and Maynard Baptist Church in Forsyth. After retirement, he became a member of First Baptist Church in Barnesville and worked for Habitat for Humanity.
He was devoted to his family and church, and loved singing, fishing, traveling and helping others.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Sibyl Dumas Runyan, of Barnesville; daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and Richard Lee, of Waycross, Deanna and Ronald Jacobs, of Hoboken, Arlene and Danny Howard, of Waycross, and Kelly Ann and Frank Davis, of Arkansas; 10 grandchildren, Ashley Jacobs, Hannah Lovas, Emily McKinnon (husband, Noah), Heather Bruner (husband, Jamie), Amy Krawczeski (husband, Andrew), Matt Lee (wife, Brooke), Jared Howard, Lindsay Howard, Austin Davis and Drew Davis; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two grandsons, one great-grandson, two sisters and one brother.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Barnesville with the Rev. Garth Forster officiating.
The family will be at their home and receiving friends at the church from 1:30 until 3 p.m. Saturday before the service.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Oakland Cemetery in Waycross with Dr. Freddie Smith officiating.
The family respectfully requests that flowers be omitted and contributions be made in memory of the Rev. Kelly Runyan to First Baptist Church, 200 Zebulon St., Barnesville, Ga. 30204.
Services are being arranged and directed by Breedlove Memorial Chapel, Barnesville.
Condolences and memories may be shared at the website, breedlovememorialchapel.com
James Robert Perritt
James Robert Perritt, 73, died Tuesday morning (March 15, 2016) at Coffee Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County. He served in the United States Army and was co-owner of Perritt Tractor Service.
He was a member of West Carswell Baptist Church.
He was the son of the late Lonell Clinton Perritt and Edith Lavina McQuaig. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, William Lonell Perritt and Raymond Monroe Perritt.
Survivors include his wife, Rita Hayes Perritt, of Waycross; one son, James David, of Waycross; one daughter, Gina Robyn, of Waycross; three brothers, Thomas Lewis Perritt (Sylvia), Joseph Clinton Perritt (Barbara) and Daniel Lee Perritt, all of Waycross; two sisters, Edith Nell Schmidt, of Social Circle, and Doris Faye Rutland (Jim), of Waycross; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Saturday. Memorialization is by cremation.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
James Trevor Manders
James Trevor “Trey” Manders, 23, of Waycross died late Wednesday night (March 16, 2016) at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Marguerite “Marg” Ruth Denk Jorishie, 79, died peacefully Thursday (March 17, 2016) at Charlotte, N.C., after a long illness, with her husband of 58 years by her side.
She was born Nov. 18, 1937 in Indianapolis, Ind., to Ruth and Henry Denk. A graduate of Southport High School, she married Ken Jorishie in 1957 and spent the next 58 years in south Georgia and north Florida, including Fernandina Beach, Jesup and Blackshear.
She will be fondly remembered for her tireless service to the medical community in the area, particularly the Ware County EMS, which she served for more than 25 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waycross.
She is survived by her husband, Ken Jorishie; as well as her children, Nick (Linda) Jorishie, of Blackshear, Jeff Jorishie, of Atlanta, Andy Jorishie, of Tallahassee, Fla., and Chris (Stacie) Jorishie, of Charlotte, N.C.; three grandchildren, Jade Williams, of Blackshear, Jacob Jorishie, of Blackshear, and Chase Jorishie, of Charlotte, N.C.; multiple great-grandchildren; her brother, Hank (Pat) Denk, of San Antonio, Texas; and sister, Thecla O’Donnell, of Indianapolis, Ind.; numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews across the country.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Francis A. Goode, and brother, Nicholas J. Denk, both of Indianapolis, Ind.
A memorial service will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church Saturday, April 9.
Bobby J. Ellis
Bobby J. Ellis, 45, died Thursday morning (March 18, 2016) after a brief illness.
Friends are being received at the home of his sister, Pastor Johnnie M. Ellis, 106 Ethel St.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.
Larry Kent James
BLACKSHEAR — A funeral for Larry Kent James, 77, was held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock at the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Officiating were the Rev. David Unkle and Angela Manders.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Blackshear High School class of 1956.
Memorialization was by cremation.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn Carol Bowen
A memorial service for Evelyn Carol Bowen was held Thursday morning at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Darrell Smith and Dustin Bowen officiating.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.