7.13.19 obituaries


Roger Poole

Jesup--Roger Poole, 81, died July 10, 2019, under the care of Hospice of South Georgia Inc.

A native and lifelong resident of Wayne County, he was born on March 15, 1938, to the late Robert and Vida Lee Collins Poole.

He worked as a truck driver for almost 35 years, eventually retiring from Roadway Trucking after 23 years of service. In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing in his spare time, and after retirement, he spent his days taking it easy and spending time with the ones he loved.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Larry Anthony “Tony” Poole; and his brother, Joey Poole.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, JoeAnn Poole of Jesup; one daughter, Lori Carter of Jesup; two sons, Dale and Eric Poole both of Jesup; sisters, Faye (Howard) Beck of Scottsboro, Alabama, and Jeanine (Eddie) Driggers of Jesup; grandchildren, Tina Hires and Shawn Herndon, Jessica Poole, Nikki Poole, April Carter, Josh Carter and Katie Poole; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.

Graveside funeral services were held July 11 at Red Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Nelson Wasdin, Robert Walker, Barry Martin, Shawn Herndon, Walt Tillman and Johnny Campbell. Honorary pallbearers was the staff of Hospice of South Georgia Inc.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.

Howard & Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Horace Michael  “Hotbone” Fuller

Jesup--Horace Michael “Hotbone” Fuller, 66, died July 8, 2019, after a short illness at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. 

He was born Oct. 1, 1952, to the late Robert and Etta Fuller in Jesup, Ga.

He was educated in the Wayne County school system. He was a U.S. veteran of the Georgia Army National Guard. He retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation after 33 years of service.

He coached recreational softball and baseball for more than 10 years, where he won a state championship with his sister, Shona, and nephew, Lee, in 2002.

He loved and adored his granddaughters. They were the loves of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Etta Fuller; his stepfather, Robert Curtis; a son, Quadree Fuller; and three brothers, Robert, Leroy and Gregory Fuller.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Karen Fuller; three daughters, Kasandra “Katie” Hurst, Mollicia and Kanijah Fuller all of Jesup; five grandchildren, Kennedi Fuller, Kenslei and Kaelynn Harris, Lyric and Jade Hawkins; three children he raised, Amiah Height, Rashawn Spears and Craig Hawkins; devoted father-in-law, the Rev. Willie Frank Davis; two sisters, Joann (Ben) Fuller and Shonda (Luis) Lopez; six brothers, Morris Fuller, Larry (Elizabeth) Fuller, Adolph (Paulette) Ryals, Anthony (Patricia) Fuller, Kenneth (Sierra) Fuller and Dewayne (Sherry) Fuller; two aunts, Jette Fuller and Doris Fuller; an uncle, Easop Fuller; six sisters-in-law, Martha Fuller, Ann Fuller, Beverly (Larry) Beard, Marsha Roberts, June Alsobrook, Margaret (Curtis) Blount; three brothers-in-law, Bernard and Edwin Hurst and Michael Davis; three godchildren, Jasmine January, Khadijah Taylor and Quadree Love; and a host of nieces, nephews cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held Sunday at Community Chapel Funeral Home of Jesup from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held July 15 at 1 p.m. at Unity Church of God. Interment will be at Sunset Oaks Cemetery in Jesup.

Community Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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