Ronald Peplinski Sr.
NAHUNTA — Ronald Earle Peplinski Sr., 66, of Nahunta, passed away suddenly Sunday (March 6, 2016) at his home.
Born in Flint, Mich., Dec. 1, 1949, he was the son of the late Florian Peplinski of Hesperia, Mich., and Elizabeth Densmore, of Grand Blanc, Mich. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Sheila Lynn Griffis Peplinski.
He was a devoted, caring and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and son who spent his life doing for and helping others. He was the type of man that would give you the shirt off his back, then turn around and button it for you and yet ask nothing in return.
He made it a point to help anyone that he came into contact with, family or not. He was the most honest and genuine man you could ever meet. His family was his No. 1 priority and nothing came before them. When he loved, he truly loved with all of his heart.
He retired as a meat cutter in 2003 from Piggly Wiggly in Nahunta, but also worked with Cauley’s Meat Packing in Waycross, Harvey’s Supermarket in Waycross and Brunswick, Mock’s IGA in Brunswick and Woodbine, and Mickey’s in Blackshear.
Nothing made him happier than spending time with his family. He enjoyed working in the yard and was not scared of a little housework. When he wasn’t busy doing things in the yard he enjoyed playing on his iPad or checking out what new things his family was posting on Facebook.
He was a United States Army veteran, where he proudly served his country during the Vietnam War and later was stationed in Korea and Germany. He earned the rank of sergeant. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Air Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal and Campaign Ribbon, and the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.
He is survived by his wife, Lila Marie Peplinski, of Nahunta; four children, Cindy Elizabeth Robinson (husband, Jack), of Hamlet, N.C., Rhonda Mechelle Griffin (husband, James), of Waycross, Ronald Earle Peplinski Jr. (wife, Pamela), of Nahunta, and the light of his life, his 9-year-old son, Timothy Michael Peplinski, of Nahunta; four step-children, Dawn Taylor (husband, Jason), of Yulee, Fla., Andrea Mellette (husband, Stormy), of Hoboken, Scott Choffin, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Christina Simpson (husband, Andrew), of Massillon, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, Justin Wildes (wife, Heather), Tracey Wildes (wife, Stephanie), Jackeline Robinson, Annsley Peplinski, McKenzie Peplinski, Katelynn Peplinski, Christian Peplinski, Kierra Peplinski, James Griffin Jr. (wife, Amber), Adam Griffin and Chloe Griffin; three great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Wildes, Shayla Wildes and Emilee Wildes; 10 step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; his step-mom, Doris Rollins, of Hesperia, Mich.; a brother, Pastor David Peplinski (wife, Judy), of Michigan; five sisters, Peggy Gilbert, of Nevada, Beverly Dennison, of California, Yvonne Davila, of Michigan, Vonda Hall (husband, Ray), of Michigan, and Trudy Renney (husband, Chuck), of Michigan; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in High Bluff Cemetery near Hoboken.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at Music Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Janice Katherine Harris
Janice Katherine Harris, 65, of Alma, passed away Monday (March 7, 2016) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was the daughter of the late John Franklin Crowe. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Survivors include her mother, Delia Latrelle Lee Crowe, of Waycross; her husband, Angus Wade Harris Sr., of Alma; one son, Jeffery Scott Thompson, of Alma; a daughter, Kimberly Sue Thompson Harrison (Patrick), of Hinesville; three step-children, Angus Wade Harris Jr., of Lake City, Fla., Kevin Wade Harris and Kari Jayne Harris, both of Albemarle, N.C.; one brother, John Chesley Crowe (Cindy), of Waycross; two sisters, Alice Marie Crowe Neidlinger, of Savannah, and Teresa Diane Joiner, of Waycross; also three step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Crosby Funeral Home with President Ricky McDowell and Elder Robert Taylor officiating.
Interment will follow in Pine Lawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 6 to 9 o’clock.
Active pallbearers will be Jonathan McDowell, Brian Porter, Brent Lassiter, Chase Flowers, Elder Hutchings and Elder Hyten. Honorary pallbearers will be Emory Lester Rouse and all others in attendance.
Crosby Funeral Home of Alma is in charge of arrangements.

Carolyn L. Lang
Carolyn L. Lang, 87, died Tuesday (March 8, 2016) evening at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

Rev. Sammy Chancey
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Rev. Sammy Lee Chancey, 51, of Brunswick, passed away Tuesday (March 8, 2016) at St. Vincent’s Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.

Ira O. ‘Buddy’ Lee Jr.
Ira O. “Buddy” Lee Jr., 73, of Donalsonville, passed away Saturday morning (March 5, 2016) at his residence.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Donalsonville with the Rev. Michael Wingertsahn, Dr. Calvin Arnold and the Rev. Robert Anderson officiating.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church at 10 a.m. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Buddy Lee Memorial Ag Scholarship Fund, c/o David Fain, Commercial State Bank, P.O. Box 217, Donalsonville, Ga. 39845.
A graveside memorial will be held in Dixie Union at Jordan Church Cemetery Friday at 2 p.m.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Jordan, Martin Wisherd, Steve Emberson, Tic Lee, Spence Davis, Z.A. Music, Joe Burke, Bob Dutton, Ken Herring, Scott Mitchell, Chris Thomas, Danny Watson, Larry Hornsby, Willard Mims, Phillip Williams and Ben Dozier.
Born in Waycross Dec. 8, 1943, he was the son of O. Lee Sr. and Erma Lee Davis Lee. He was a member of the 21st Infantry Division of the Army National Guard and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1967 with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture.
He worked for a number of years as a sales representative in agricultural related businesses and was a master appraiser. He was a member of and strong supporter of the Seminole County Young Farmers, the Georgia Young Farmers and was a member of Georgia Plant Food.
He was involved with and supported the Seminole County 4-H for many years, making a huge impact of the lives of many children in the area. He was a member of First Baptist Church Donalsonville and was a member of the Friends Sunday School Class.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Dianne Lee, of Donalsonville; two sons, Glenn Ira Lee (wife, Deanna) and Bryan Joseph Lee, all of Donalsonville; a sister, Erma Lee Taylor and daughter, Jenny Taylor, both of Ft. Worth, Texas; two granddaughters, Hillary Harrell, of Colquitt, and Hannah Lee, of Donalsonville; two grandsons, Maddox Lee, of Louisville, Ala., and Talan Lee, of Donalsonville; a great-granddaughter, Ollie Harrell, of Colquitt; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira O. Lee Sr. and Erma Lee Davis Lee, his sister, Myrtle Smith, and his brothers, J.W. Lee and Calvin Lee.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Roy M. McGregor
A funeral for Roy Madison McGregor was held Tuesday morning at Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David White officiating.
Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery in Lumber City.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.