1.20.18 obituaries

Henry Baggs Jr.
Ludowici—Elder Henry Baggs Jr., 68, of Ludowici, died Jan. 16, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah following a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 10, 1949, to Henry and Alberta Jackson-Baggs Sr. in Ludowici. He was educated in the public school system of Long County, and soon after graduation, he moved to Jamaica Queens, New York. He returned home to Ludowici in 1974.
He was an employee of the Georgia Department of Transportation for approximately 17 years and worked there until his health began to fail. He was known throughout the South for his gift of poetry and songwriting. He was also the host of a monthly gospel show, The Gospel Wagon, on radio station WTLD. He found his ability to help others through his faithful and dedicated service at local nursing homes and hospitals, where he served as a chaplain. He was a deacon and minister and later obtained the recognition of elder in his church, St. Paul First Born Ministry, where he served faithfully for 47 years.
He was preceded in death by both parents, Henry Sr. and Alberta Jackson-Baggs; a son, Michael Baggs; four sisters, Juanita Jackson, Dorothy M. Smiley, Jeanette Johnson and Estella Baggs; and three brothers, George Moore, Lloyd Baggs and Matthew Baggs.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 47 years, Alma Carr-Baggs of Ludowici; two daughters and their husbands, Jacquelyn and James Forrest of Jesup and Crystal and Kenneth Jones of Hinesville; three sons, Anthony Baggs of Savannah, Maurice Baggs of Jesup and Henry Baggs III of Harlem, New York; four sisters, Rosa Lee Johnson of Detroit Michigan, Juliette Holmes of Ludowici, Joyce Baggs of Irvington, New Jersey, and Cathy Jean Baggs of Ludowici; three brothers and their spouses, Arttis and Rosezena Baggs of Ludowici, James Lawrence and Arletha Baggs of Ludowici and William and Lenora Baggs of Savannah; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services are set for today (Saturday) at 2 p.m. at St. John First Born Holiness Church, 386 W. Poplar St. Interment will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Ludowici.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James Curry Sr.
Jesup—James Curry Sr., 88, of Jesup, died Jan. 8, 2018, at Jesup Health and Rehabilitation Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan 20, 1927, to Taylor and Alberta Brown-Curry. He was retired from the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan, where he worked for many years.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, two sisters and one daughter.
He is survived by a son, James Curry Jr. of Orlando, Florida; one daughter, Krystal Curry, Detroit, Michigan.; two sisters, Irene Roberts and Rosine Johnson, both of Jesup; three nieces and their spouses, Arlene and Tony Parker of Atlanta, Aline and Carnell Roberts, and Patricia Roberts, all of Jesup; three nephews and their spouses, Ricky and Alvera Roberts of Jesup, Willie and Kyona James of Killeen, Texas, and Tony and Frances Ervin of Atlanta; and a host of relatives and friends.
There will be no visitation. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at Royal Funeral Home Chapel, 247 W. Pine Street, Jesup, Ga. Interment will be in Sunset Oaks Memorial Cemetery.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Mickey Daniels,Jr.
Jesup—Harmon Mickey Daniels Jr., 69, of Jesup died Jan. 17, 2018.
The Wayne County native was a retired farmer and a former employee with Georgia Department of Transportation. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Steven and Wanda Daniels of Jesup, Kelly Daniels of Odum and Lee and Jennifer Daniels of Odum; their mother, Janice Jones Daniels of Odum; a sister, Pat Miller of Odum; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Honoring his request, private services will be held at Georgia Veterans Cemetery in Glennville.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Group of your choice.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Terry N. Taylor
Jesup—Terry N. Taylor, 75, of Jesup died Jan. 12, 2018. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
Hilda Perkins Lloyd
Jesup—Hilda Perkins Lloyd, 71, of Jesup died Jan. 17, 2018, after an extended illness and under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
The Wayne County native was a member of Unity Church of God and a retired bank teller with the American National Bank. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents, Carlos and Eula Bell Perkins; two sisters, Glenda Mortimer and Elizabeth Perkins; and five brothers, Reginald, Ronald, Johnny, Rodney and Ronnie Perkins.
Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Marvin Lloyd of Jesup; a daughter and son-in-law, Karla and Chris Manning of Jesup; a son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Emily Rose of Odum; six grandchildren, Kendyl, C.J., and Austin Rose, Jarrod, Kelci and Jace Manning; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at Unity Church of God with the Rev. George Moxley, the Rev. Calvin Anderson and the Rev. Mark Ledbetter officiating. Interment will be in the Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Joe Spurling, Cody Kirkpatrick, Greg Graham, Derek Landon, C.J. and Austin Rose.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Phillip Carl Herrin
Dexter—Phillip Carl Herrin, 72, of Dexter died Jan. 15, 2018, at his residence after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native had lived in the Dublin area for many years and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Dexter. He was a retired owner and operator of Herrin Farms in Dublin, and he enjoyed fishing. He was a good handyman for his family.
He was predeceased by his parents, J.D. and Essie Mae Lee Herrin, and two brothers, Harley Thomas “Bud” and Marcus James Herrin.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Patti Giddens Herrin of Dexter; two daughters and a son-in-law, Lisa and Gregg Larson of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Amy Herrin of Dublin; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Phillip C. and Kim Herrin Jr. of Dublin, and Phillip Victor Thomas Herrin and John Wayne Herrin, both of Kenosha, Wisconsin; nine grandchildren, Josh, Zach, Gavin, Zoe, Anthony, Solace, Brayleigh and Luca Herrin and Jamie “J.J.” Raulerson; a sister, Martha Harbison of St. Simons Island; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John D. and Lena Herrin of Windsor, Kentucky, and David and Karen Herrin of Deer Lodge, Montana; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside funeral services were held Jan. 19 at Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Mount Pleasant with the Rev. Clayton Dowd officiating.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Carolyn Amerson Fordham
Raleigh, North Carolina—Carolyn Amerson Fordham died Dec. 29, 2017.
She was a native of Washington County but had lived in the Raleigh, North Carolina, area for the last 13 years. During the years spent at Brookdale North Raleigh, she made many good friends and helped establish a weekly worship service.
She was a graduate of Sandersville High School, attended Georgia State College for Women, received her degree from Georgia Southern University, and did graduate work at the University of Georgia. She taught school in Jesup, Swainsboro, Savannah and Thomaston. After retirement, she taught private school at Westwood Academy in Thomaston.
Always active in the Baptist church wherever she lived, she returned home to and was a member for most of her life at Mineral Springs Baptist Church.
Her devotion, support and love will be greatly missed by her family.
She was predeceased by her sister, Edna Amerson Toney; her husband, William C. “Bill” Fordham; and her parents, F. Green and Bessie Mae Amerson.
She is survived by her nieces and their families, Elizabeth and Roger Melvin and their son and daughter-in-law, John and Emily, of Wake Forest, North Carolina, and Susan and Johnny Gilliam and their daughter, Mayla, of Wake Forest.
Funeral services were held Jan. 3 at Mineral Springs Baptist Church, Mitchell.
Donations may be made to Mineral Springs Baptist Church, c/o Janice Yarbrough, 165 Yarbrough Lane, Mitchell, GA 30820.
May and Smith Funeral Directors is in charge of these arrangements.
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