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Patricia Ann Griffin Brannam
Brunswick—Patricia Ann Griffin Brannam, 65, of Bruns-wick died Dec. 28, 2017, after an extended illness.
The longtime resident of Brunswick was a member of Coastal Baptist Church and retired caregiver. She enjoyed nature, gardening and teaching others about outdoor activities.
She was predeceased by her father, Lawrence Dee Griffin.
Survivors include two daughters, Amanda Perkins and Amy Browning, both of Brunswick; her mother, Elois Sams Griffin of Brunswick; two sisters, Carole Gay, and Linda Horne, both of Brunswick; seven granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; and three nephews and a niece.
Graveside funeral services were held Dec. 30 from Union Cemetery in Mount Pleasant with Dr. Larry Lane officiating.
In lieu of flowers, family request memorials be sent to Coastal Baptist Church, 114 Good Place Road, Brunswick, GA 31523.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Carolyn James Williams
Jesup—Carolyn James Williams, 83, of Jesup died Dec. 28, 2017, in Harborview Healthcare of Jesup.
The Wayne County native was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and formerly a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, where she served as choir director. She was retired from and most known as office manager with Pic N’ Save of Jesup.
She enjoyed growing flowers, cooking, sewing and always being helpful to others.
She was predeceased by her husband, Allan Carroll Williams; parents, the Rev. Baxter and Lucille James; and a brother, Jerry James.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, the Rev. Jeff and Pat Williams of Baxley, Ronnie and Belinda Williams of Jesup and Tony Williams of Jesup; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Vaunda Faye and Larry Ray of Jesup and Teresa Corbitt of Savannah; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Carlton James of Baxley and Tommy and Kathy James of Brunswick; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held Dec. 31 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Williams and Dr. Ron Wilcox officiating. Interment was in Bethlehem Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers were grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were the senior adults of Trinity Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be sent to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 602, Jesup, GA 31598.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of arrangements.
Juanita Landon Bennett
Jesup—Juanita Landon Bennett, 89, affectionately known by her family and friends as “Granny” died Dec. 31, 2017, at Harborview Nursing Home under the care of Heartland Hospice.
A native and lifelong resident of Jesup, she was born on March 16, 1928, to the late Fred and Florence Lee Landon. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed nothing more than being with her beloved family and taking care of their needs.
She also loved her church, Little Creek Baptist Church, and gospel music.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Richard Bennett; her son, Allan Bennett; her brother, Donnell Landon; and three sisters, Marion Lewis, Nona Faye Yates and Nadine Crosby.
Survivors include her children and their spouses, Kaye and Larry Geiger of Lyons, Dale Lamb of Jesup, Rickey and Patty Bennett of Jesup and Fran Bennett Parmer of Jesup; one sister, Evonne Poppell of Jesup; 11 grandchildren, Dean Thompson Jr., Larry Geiger Jr., Jody Thompson, Lisa Hower, Julie Odom, Lynelle Geiger, Allan Bennett Jr., Gerald Brent Jacobs, Brian Bennett, Brandy Jacobs and Krystal Couch; and a host of great- and great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended-family members.
Visitation will be held today (Wednesday) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Howard & Jones Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Little Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Manning and the Rev. Rooster Manning officiating.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Allan Hower, Craig Wilson, Burton Geiger, Justin Geiger, Robby Poppell and Derek Landon.
Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons.
Remembrances may be made to Heartland Hospice, 161 North Macon St., Jesup, GA 31545.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Out of Town
Della Harriet Long Yeomans
Waycross—Della Harriet Long Yeomans died Dec. 31, 2017, just two days short of her 96th birthday.
She was born in Warrenton Jan. 2, 1922, the second child of Ella Cleo Harris and Harry Amos Long. After graduating from Tubman High School for Girls, she studied home economics in junior college, providing the basis for her long and successful life as a homemaker. After working in a variety of jobs (from department store sales to official mourner for Elliott Brothers funeral home to home demonstration agent), she met Neal, the love of her life, at Hill Baptist Church in Augusta and married him there March 21, 1943. Together they raised a family of four children, which has increased to a crowd of six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was known as a Southern lady, courteous to a fault, always considerate of the feelings of others and ever generous in her expressions of love to her family and friends. She was a stay-at-home mom, involved in school and her children’s activities and always supportive of her husband’s medical practice and the medical auxiliary.
Her outlook on life is best summed up in the verse she quoted daily, regardless of her circumstances: “This is the day the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Waycross for more than 60 years, many of those as teacher of the Gleaners class (which she lately referred to as The Leaners). She also served on numerous church committees, many mission teams, the board at Baptist Village the Mary Street Mission; was active in the HOPE after-school program; mentored recovering young women; and gave her time to many other community endeavors.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Neal Franklin Yeomans.
She is survived her children and their spouses, Harry and Jane Yeomans, Beth and Tim Thrift, Melissa and Robert Peacock and Cindy Flood; grandchildren and their spouses Devon Webster, Ansley Yeomans and Angela Riccetti, Neal and Beth Yeomans, Adam and Jen Meade-Sheridan, Caleb and Brittany Peacock and Amanda Peacock; and many loving friends and relatives.
A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Waycross with visitation to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or a favorite charity of the donor.
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