Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:23pm
Pamela M. Williams Miller
Jesup--Pamela M. Williams Miller, 34, of Jesup, died Aug. 9, 2017 at Wayne Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 6, 1982, to Angela Smith Johnson and Jessie Williams in Macon. She received her education in the public school system of Wayne County, where she participated in the band, and she graduated in 2002. “Pam,” as she was known by her family and close friends, was a member of New Emory Chapel United Methodist Church and sang in the choir until her health began to fail. She also sang with the Voices of Harmony alongside Tasha Cobb as a child. She was a devoted wife and mother, especially to her little girls, who were the joy of her life. She enjoyed being the life of the party and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mamie Smith and Susie Williams, and one son, Andrew Miller.
She is survived by her loving husband, Anthony Miller of Savannah; her children, Shonotica and Shoniah Miller of Savannah; her stepdaughter, Keyanna Hardy of Atlanta; her mother and step-father, Angela Smith and Robert Johnson of Jesup; her father, Jessie Williams of Jesup; her brother and sister-in-law, David and Tasha Leggett of Pooler; her sister and brother-in-law, Shaquita and Robert Collins of Jesup; her stepsisters, La’Toya Sanders, Jessica Williams and Tiffany Johnson, all of Jesup, and La’Teria Johnson of Hoboken; her stepbrothers, Robert Johnson Jr. and Anthony Williams, both of Jesup; her aunt, Connie and aunt’s spouse, Larry Jackson, of Jesup; her uncles and their spouses, James Smith, Freddie Lee and Rebecca Smith, and Donald and Sherie Williams, all of Jesup, and Reggie and Sheba Smith of Tampa, Florida; her great- aunt, Nellie R. Pray of Statesboro; her godmother, Charlene Pittman of Jesup; her godfather, Edward “Tiger” Brown of Jesup; her godson, JaMarion Greatheart of Jesup; her goddaughter, Zuliyah Brown of Jesup; her mother-in-law, Margaret Miller, and her companion, John Baker of Ludowici; her father-in-law and his spouse, Henry and Alma Baggs of Ludowici; her brothers-in-law, Henry Baggs Jr. and Maurice Baggs, both of Ludowici; her sisters-in-law, Joealyn Forrest, Crystal Jones and Latasha Baker, all of Ludowici; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday at Royal Funeral Home Chapel from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Emory Chapel United Methodist Church, 311 N. Hickory St. Interment will be in Odum City Cemetery.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rinehart & Sons
Robert Jason Edenfield Jr.
Jesup—Robert Jason Edenfield Jr., 23, of Tyndall, South Dakota, and Jesup died Aug. 9, 2017, in Hartington, Nebraska.
He was born Sept. 30, 1993, in Jesup to Robert Edenfield and Kassandra Foster. He grew up in Jesup for a while; moved to Yankton, South Dakota, in May of 2000; and worked for Truxedo and Baldwin Filters. He moved to Clinton, Arkansas, in August 2009 and later to Norfolk, Nebraska, and worked at Wholesale Grocers. He continued working in Norfolk until his final move to Tyndall, when he began working for Wilson Trailers in Yankton.
He enjoyed all aspects of music—listening, singing and playing the guitar and bass guitar. He also enjoyed playing video games, debating people, but mostly spending time with his girls. He had a great sense of humor, lighting up any room that he stepped in, his family remembers. He was smart and witty and had no fear, and he will be greatly missed, according to his family.
He was predeceased by his grandparents, Harry and Ann Edenfield and Patricia Hoch and uncle, Charlie Works.
Survivors include three daughters, Amelia, Stormy and Skylynn; his mother, Kassy Foster (Curt Kundert) of Clinton, Arkansas; his father, Robert Edenfield Sr. (Crystal Wheeler) of Jesup; a sister, Chelsea Edenfield of Norfolk, Nebraska; a niece, Ariella Edenfield; two aunts and uncles, Jessica and Greg Spence of California Heranda and Seth Eunice of K’Ville; two uncles and an aunt, Chris and Tracy Edenfield of Guyton and Josh Edenfield of Jesup; and a close friend, Zoe Adams.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 5 p.m. at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Ray Worley officiating. Private interment will follow in the Screven City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Screven—John Lucas, 61, of Screven died Aug. 12, 2017, under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
The South Carolina native had lived in Wayne County the past six years and was a retired staff sergeant with the U.S. Army; a retired sheet metal union worker; and a former manager of the tire, lube and oil department of Walmart. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and gambling.
Survivors include his wife, Laura Lucas of Screven; two sons, Johnny Lucas Jr. and Levoid Lucas; two stepdaughters, Tammela Sutton and Stacy Hodge; a stepson, Shannon Hodge; grandchildren, Samantha and Benjamin Lucas and Lauren, Ariane, Dustin and Brandon Hodge; two great-grandchildren, Meenah and Brayden Hodge; and a mother-in-law, Joan Turello.
Private memorial services will be held by the family.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
Shirley Jackson Osborne
Jesup—Shirley Jackson Osborne, 71, of Jesup died Aug. 11, 2017, at her residence after an extended illness.
The Berea, Kentucky, native had lived in Wayne County most of her adult life and was a member of Memorial Baptist Church.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of children and pets, cooking, and being with her family.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa J. and Dewitt Scarborough of Odum, Debra and James Dodge of Ludowici; two sons, John Osborne and Mark Osborne, both of Jesup; a brother, Ralph Jackson of Berea, Kentucky; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family received friends at the funeral home on Aug. 14.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
David Nelson Rozier Sr.
Darien—David Nelson Rozier Sr., 53, of Darien died Aug. 11, 2017, under the care of Hospice of the Golden Isles.
The Wayne County native had lived in Darien all of his life and was a commercial fisherman. He enjoyed playing horseshoes and watching football.
He was predeceased by his father, Clifton Rozier; a sister, Jackie Rozier James; and his grandparents, Bandy Lee and Arlene Ryals Rozier and Harry and Anna Jackson.
Survivors include his two daughters, Renee Rozier of Meridian and Tera Rozier Contrascere of Brunswick; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Alisha L. Rozier Jr. of Meridian; his mother, Helen Jackson Rozier of Darien; seven grandchildren, Alexis, Lauren, Brody, Justin, Easton, Greyson and Bentley; a former wife and companion, Alisha M. Rozier of Shellman Bluff; two nieces, and a nephew.
Graveside funeral services were held Aug. 15 at Plum Orchard Cemetery with Pastor Tommy Whaley and the Rev. Danny Stilwell officiating.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Robert Cole DeLoach
Ludowici—Robert Cole DeLoach, 19 months, died Aug. 13, 2017.
He was an active country boy who enjoyed his hunting dogs, chickens, Mickey Mouse, and anything outside, especially driving Papa’s buggy. He had a huge spirit for his little body and was a loving and affectionate child, his family said.
Survivors are his parents, Gary and Angie DeLoach; brothers and sisters, Dylan DeLoach, Blake Futch, Amber Whitley and Jimmy Whitley; maternal grandparents, Donna and Dennis Howard and Richard Smith; paternal grandparents, Debbie and Randy Wilson; maternal great-grandparents, Thomas and Peggy Johnson; paternal great-grandmother, Hazel Parker; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services are today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Ludowici First Baptist Church with the the Rev. Eric Rentz and the Rev. Robert Long officiating. Burial will follow in Grace Baptist Church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Blake Futch, Gary D. DeLoach, Bobby Parker, and Chet Smith.
Remembrances are suggested to the family through the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the online register at www.howardfuneralga.com.
Howard Funeral Home of Ludowici is in charge of arrangements.
Out of Town
Walter Edward Bunce Jr.
Screven—Walter Edward Bunce Jr., 79, of Screven died peacefully in his summer home in Spencer, New York, early in the morning Aug. 11, 2017. He was surrounded by his family.
He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Roosevelt. He was a carpenter for more than 30 years as a member of Elmira’s Carpenters’ Local 532 Union, and he worked for Streeter Associates and taught carpentry at the Elmira Prison.
He was predeceased by his father and mother, Walter and Genevieve Homan Bunce, married 44 years, and his younger brother John Bunce.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Parshall Bunce; three sons and a daughter-in-law, George Bunce, Walter and Sally Bunce, and Jon Bunce; his first wife and the mother of his children, Mary Robins Bunce; four cherished grandchildren and a grandson-in-law, Mary, Tanya and Kyle, Teri, and Suzanne; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond Sr. and Bonnie Bunce and Stephen and Georgia Bunce; a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Arne Pasto; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration took place Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Spencer Federated Church. Burial followed at Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675 or to the Spencer Federated Church.
Rev. Alvin Lemuel Lane
Lake Butler, Florida--Early Aug. 14, 2017, surrounded by members of his family, the Rev. Alvin Lemuel Lane died in his home.
Born April 27, 1933, in Appling County to Grooms and Mable Lane, he began his life that would be marked by dedication and service to his family, friends, country and the church. At 17, he enlisted in the U.S.Navy, where he served for three-and-one-half years before enlisting in the U.S.Air Force.
He served in the USAF for 17 1/2 years. It was during this time he experienced his conversion to Christ and his call to the ministry, and in 1964 he was licensed by the Church of God to preach the Gospel. As an airman, he retired with the rank of master sergeant in 1972. Following his retirement, he moved to Lake Butler, Florida, to begin pastoring the Lake Butler Church of God. He retired from pastoring in 2010.
He was marked by selflessness, love, dedication, service, commitment, hard work, self-control, a highly tuned intellect, and a passionate love for Christ, according to his family. His sense of humor was infectious. His love for all was palpable, his family said, his dedication to Christ was a model for all. He wasn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. He wasn’t afraid to show love to his family. He was bold enough to cross socially constructed, traditional lines of mankind if the Word of God led him to do so.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Virginia “Jenny” Lynn Lane; his three children and a daughter-in-law, Stephanie Hardin, Steve and Marlene Lane, and Sandi Avery; his six grandchildren and their spouses, Lemuel and Ashley Lane, Lauren Avery, Becki and Jason Riddle, Bryan and Hedi Avery, Jessica Lane, and Danny and Shelbie Lane; and his eight great- grandchildren, Dalton, Dylan, Hunter, Emma, Tayler, Kolten, Warren and Makenzie.
Visitation is today (Wednesday) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler, Fla. The home-going celebration will be Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. at the Lake Butler Church of God and will be offciated by Dr. Bobby Myers.
Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler, Florida. is in charge of arrangements.
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