Tue, 10/31/2017 - 5:22pm
Rinehart & Sons
Jesup—Tommy Duncan, 85, of Jesup died Oct. 29, 2017, under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
The Florida native and U.S. Navy veteran served in the Korean War and had lived in Wayne County the past 30 years. He was a 32-year retiree from the Maxwell House Coffee Corporation in Jacksonville, Florida.
He loved to fish and hunt but most of all to spend time with his children and grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his son, Thomas Robert Duncan, and a brother, Solon Duncan.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Florence Duncan of Jesup; two daughters and sons-in-law, Teri and Russell Hamilton of Braseltonand Diane and Scott Stubbs of Cumming; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Travis and Shellie Duncan of Jacksonville and Dwayne Duncan of Jesup; three grandchildren, Natassja Goodermote, Travis “R.A” Duncan and Tristan Stubbs; and several nephews.
Memorial services will be held Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. at Flint Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Hickox officiating along with the U.S. Navy’s presentation of the American flag. Interment will be in Flint Branch Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to services at the church.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Out of Town
Rev. Everett Derrel Walker
Patterson—The Rev. Everett Derrel Walker, 77, of Patterson, died early morning, Oct. 26, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his family.
Born in Screven on April 5, 1940, he had lived in Pierce County most of his life. He was a 1958 graduate of Patterson High School. He had been a Gulf Life Insurance agent for many years as well as a farmer prior to enrolling in Luther Rice University and Seminary. While a seminary student, he also sold insurance, farmed, and raised his family.
It wasn’t easy, but by following the path the Lord stretched out before him, he was able to graduate in 1985 and was called to his first appointment, Antioch Baptist Church in Bacon County, his family said. He would go on to pastor Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Patterson until ill health forced his retirement. During his ministry at Pleasant Hill, six men were called into the ministry and were ordained by him. A true man of God, he was steadfast in faith, his familly said. He was also passionate about fishing, playing golf and reading Westerns. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where he was in the Senior Adult Sunday school class.
He was a son of the late John Everett and Ruby Wanell Thomas Walker. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Brenda Miller Walker, and by an infant brother, Richard Walker.
Survivors include his wife, Laura Thomas Walker of Patterson; his daughter and son-in-law, Gaye and Buddy Roberson of Screven; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Cindy Walker of Wrightsville and Mark and Lisa Walker of Blackshear; three stepdaughters and their husbands, Teresa and Howard Horne and Jamie and Dewayne Crisp all of Patterson, and Karen and Shane Thornton of Bristol; his sister and brother-in-law, Glenda and Ray Gill of Blackshear; his brother and sister-in-law, Mitchel and Diann Walker of Patterson; sisters-in-law and their spouses, Delene and Lindy James of Folkston, Marie and Bill Sigman of Buford, Janie Aspinwall of Blythe Island, Susie and Sam Cason of Offerman, and Lillian Taylor of Offerman; brothers-in-law and a spouse, William Miller of Screven, John Thomas and Daniel and Doris Thomas, all of Offerman, Pete Thomas of Waycross and Bill Thomas of Blackshear; his two granddaughters, Hannah Walker and Marli Walker; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services were held Oct. 28 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Interment was in New Home Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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