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James Lavant Adams
Moniac, Fla.--James Lavant Adams Jr. 55, of Moniac, died 29, 2016.
He was born in Jacksonville, Fla. July 30, 1961 to James Lavant Adams Sr. and the late Jewel Williams. He was raised in Jesup and graduated from Wayne County High School in 1980. Adams was working as a truck driver with Hickman Transportation. Most of all, James was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them, especially all his grandchildren. He was an avid fisherman and mechanic who enjoyed watching cooking shows, westerns, cowboy movies, and wrestling on television, accorindg to his family.
Adams was preceded in death by his mother, Jewel Adams; four aunts, five uncles, and his special Chihuahua, Tinker.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Naomi Adams of Moniac; five children and their spouses, Marie Adams and J.R. Childers of Valdosta, Crystal and Keith Lipham of Kingsland, Jamie Adams and James Adams III both of Moniac; his father and stepmother, James Lavant and Wanda Adams Sr. of Homerville; two uncles and their spouses, Steven and Jane Williams and William B. Williams all of Jesup; and nine grandchildren.
A celebration of Adams’ life will be held at a later date.
V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny, Florida, is in charge of arrangements.
Lorraine Ryals Pugliano
Statesboro—Lorriane Ryals Pugliano, 80, died Aug. 24, 2016, at her residence.
The Jesup native lived in Pittsburgh for eight years before moving to Bulloch County in 1966. She began a career in real estate development and construction that spanned more than 50 years.
After marrying into a big Italian family, she embraced the culture and the traditions that went along with it. She was a devoted and loving sister, mother, grandmother, and caretaker, family members said. She was very proud of her family and loved her grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and the countless others who called her “MeMa,” according to her family.
She loved all holidays and family get-togethers. Any opportunity to spend time with her family was important to her. She loved cooking and preparing for family gatherings where she would likely have told one of her many life stories, her family said.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dominic Anthony Pugliano; a daughter, Lorrie Pugliano, a son, Vince Pugliano and a granddaughter, Lorrie Ray Morris. She was a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church in Hazlehurst.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Tina Pugliano of Statesboro; two, daughters and a son-in-law, Angel and Ron Morris of Waynesboro and Lisa Hodges of Statesboro; grandchildren Lorriane and Daniel Gastelum, Dominic and Jessica Pugliano, Amber Hodges, Nicholas Pugliano, Beth Anne Pugliano, W.C. Hodges and Stormie Morris; great-grandchildren Kylie Berry and Castiel Gastelum; a brother and sister-in-law Gene and Jewel Ryals of Jesup; a son by marriage, Wade Hodges and a daughter by marriage, Carmel Hope; her adopted daughter, Ashley Almand; several nieces and nephews.
The visitation will be Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home of Statesboro.
The funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral home with the Rev. Keith Yawn officiating.
Interment will be in Eastside Cemetery.
The pallbearers will be Jeff Lanier, James Revell, Bruce Hope, Alex Burgess, Mike Awad and Steven Altman.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Safe Haven P.O. Box 2494, Statesboro, GA 30459.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
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