Moena J. Mullis
STATESBORO — Moena Johnson Mullis, 93, died Sunday (Sept. 27, 2015) at her residence under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice.
She was a native of Alamo. She was known as Mema to everyone she met. She loved people and touched many lives. A preacher’s wife, she and her late husband (who was never late) Elder W.A. Mullis, served in different churches in the Primitive Baptist Denomination including Flint River, Cordele, Glazner, Mt. Olive and Olney Primitive Baptist Churches.
She earned a BBA in education from Bessie Tift College in Forsyth after attending ABAC in Tifton for two years. She taught elementary school for more than 25 years. She was named the 1976 “Teacher of the Year” for Upson County. After retirement she moved to Bulloch County in 1983. She received a 2012 “Deen Day Smith Award” and was a member of Brooklet Primitive Baptist Church.
She was a volunteer for 15 years at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. She was a member of the Bulloch County Homemakers and the Bulloch County Retired Teachers Association. In addition to her late husband, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Mike Brannen, and a grandson, Michael Mullis.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Elder Billy and Teresa Mullis, of Waycross, a daughter, Julie Mullis Brannen, of Statesboro, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held today from 5 until 8 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.
The funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Brooklet Primitive Baptist Church with Elders W.H. Durrence, Steve Taylor and Lavonne Anderson officiating.
The body will lie in state from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral hour.
Interment will be held Tuesday at 5 p.m at Flint River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Thomaston.
Pallbearers will be Gene Johnson, Lynn Johnson, Tony Johnson, Brooks Strickland, Jerry Forsyth, John B. Lanier, Joe Futch and John Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Primitive Baptist preachers and their wives.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Trumpet of Truth Publication, P.O. Box 272, Waycross, Ga. 31502 or to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, Ga. 30459.
Friends may sign the registry at www.joineranderson.com
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
Danny Lovell, 49, of Blackshear, died Sunday afternoon (Sept. 27, 2015) at St. Joseph’s Candler Hospital in Savannah following an extended illness.
A funeral will take place Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home in Blackshear. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday morning at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
A full obituary will run in the Tuesday edition of the Waycross Journal Herald.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
Juanita Bailey Sloan
Juanita Leona Bailey Sloan, 83, of Blackshear, passed away early Sunday morning (Sept. 27, 2015) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House following a sudden illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.
Henry Glen Crawford
Henry Glen Crawford, 57, of Waycross, died Saturday evening (Sept. 26, 2015) at Memorial Hospital in Savannah after a short illness.
He was born in Brunswick, raised in Hazelhurst, and lived in Waycross for the past 35 years. He worked at the Okefenokee Country Club in the maintenance department for 22 years. He always enjoyed working outside, being with family, joking around and spending time with the new grandbaby.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Eunice Merchant Swails.
Survivors include two children, Karen Knight (husband, Micheal), of Waycross, Brandon Michael Crawford (girlfriend, Tracie Byrd), of Waycross; four grandchildren, Avri Knight, Leigh Ann Knight, Tyler Crawford, Olivia Crawford; his father, Henry Crawford, of Waycross; two sisters, Barbara Daniels, of Waycross, and Vicki Crawford, of Waycross; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock at Oakland Cemetery.
The family is receiving friends any time at the residence, 1819 Hunter St., Waycross.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements
Patsie B. McCollum
Patsie Vida “Patty” Boyette McCollum, 79, of Patterson, passed away Saturday morning (Sept. 26, 2015) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House.
Born in Offerman Oct. 19, 1935, she lived in Pierce County most of her adult life. She was a former owner of The Patterson Café in Patterson and also Pat’s Buffet in Alma. She also owned Seacrest Personal Home Care in Brunswick. She was a member of Ritch Baptist Church in Screven.
She was a daughter of the late James Franklin and Reba Vida Barnard Boyette. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Ida Mae Cook, and by five brothers, Coye Boyette, James Boyette, Franklin Boyette, Larry Boyette and Dale Boyette.
Survivors are her husband of 59 years, Wendell McCollum, of Patterson; a son, Charles McCollum, of Patterson; a sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Donald Cason, of Patterson; a brother and sister-in-law, Danny Ray and Diane Boyette, of Blackshear; two sisters-in-law, Marcey Denison, of Screven, and Mary Ruth Denison, of Jesup; three grandchildren, Amelia Tanner Wynn, Dedria (Freddie) Colter and Charli McCollum; seven great-grandchildren, Tanner Wynn, Harlei Colter, Ryleigh Colter, Landon Westberry, Liam Westberry, Luke Westberry and Melody Westberry; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at Ritch Baptist Church.
Interment will be in the Ritch Cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.
The family kindly requests that members of Ritch Baptist Church as well as Mrs. McCollum’s special caregivers, Libby, Vanessa, Teresa and Connie, serve as honorary pallbearers. They are asked to meet at the church by 1:30 this afternoon.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A graveside service for Alonzo Jeffery Brown was held Saturday afternoon at Oakland Cemetery with Larry Rood presiding, Old Testament reading by Morris Williams, New Testament reading by Anthony Dixon and the eulogy provided by Bishop Carlos White.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Robert ‘Red’ Inman
The funeral for Robert “Red” Inman was held Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Rev. Bob Cushing officiating.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Special guests were Jean Williams Lott and Tanja Williams Edwards, who joined with the St. Joseph’s choir to sing “It is Well with My Soul” and “Amazing Grace,” two of the deceased’s favorites.
The Word was delivered by Ann Johnson and Barbara Miller. At last report, Red was sighted dove hunting with Jake Varn, quail hunting with “Doc” Green, swapping stories with Albert Williams, and making the turn at No. 10 on the Elysian Fields golf course with his longtime golf partner, Bryant “The Hammer” Clarke.