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Voncile Moody Kight
Voncile Moody Kight, age 70, passed away at her home after a long illness on Monday, June 7, 2004. She was affectionately known as “Ma ‘Cile” to her grandchildren. Voncile was the daughter of the Leonard and Velma Moody of Alma.
She touched may individuals during her 40 years of teaching in Effingham County, she served as a mentor and counselor. Mrs. Kight was a member of the First Baptist Church of Springfield.
Voncile is survived by: husband of 48 years, C. Murray Kight. They had two daughters, Mona Kight Ratchford and Molly Kight Marchese, both of Springfield. She is also survived by her sons-in-law, Dr. Joseph Ratchford and Joe Marchese. Survivors also include: three grandchildren, Ryan Kight Ratchford, John Murray Ratchford and Katie Kight Marchese; one sister, Miriam M. Williams and one brother, L. Bryson Moody, both of Alma as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Springfield. Interment followed in the Springfield Cemetery Annex.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First Baptist Church of Springfield Prayer Garden Fund, 1435 Hwy. 119 N., Springfield, GA 31329 or the American Cancer Society, 1930 Springfield-Egypt Rd., Springfield, GA 31329. Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Roberta M. Jenkins
Roberta M. Jenkins, age 83, of 106 Blue Bell Drive in Alma and formerly of Blackshear passed away late Sunday evening, June 6, 2004 at Bacon County Hospital in Alma.
Friends may call on the family at the residence in Alma. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Jacobs Funeral Home of Blackshear and will be announced.
Roger Michael Bell
Roger Michael Bell, age 58, of Alma passed away early Monday morning, May 31, 2004 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah after a short illness.
He was a native of Frankfort, KY and son of the Charles Bell and Edna Marie Bell. Roger was also a member of the Fire Department in Indiana for 20 years.
Survivors include: his wife, Mary Aldridge Bell of Alma; three sons, Jeffrey Allen Bell of Lexington, Scott Douglas Bell of Chesapeake and Christopher Michael Bell of Annapolis and two sisters, Leslie Bell and Carol Kessinger both of Speedway.
Survivors also include six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Friday morning at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Crosby Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Barth officiating.
Crosby Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Valerie Toler, age 72, of Alma passed away at her residence early Monday morning, May 31, 2004 after an extended illness.
She was a native of Bacon County and a daughter of the late Elkie Taylor and Adell Thomas Taylor. Valerie was retired from the Alma Exchange Bank after 32 years of employment and was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church.
Survivors include: her husband, Tommy Toler of Alma; one son, Larry Toler and wife Rachel of Alma; one sister, Verna Lee Perry of Alma; three grandchildren, Laura, Casey and Lee Toler all of Alma and two nephews, Randy Johnson of Alma and Sandy Johnson of Fernandina Beach.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. at The Church of the Nazarene on 20th Street with Rev. Mark Barth and Rev. Mike Lee officiating. Interment followed in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were: Ben Sykes, Gene McDaniels, Bruce Boyett, W.F. (Dub) Taylor, Jerry Ray Taylor and Jerry E. Taylor. All those in attendance were considered honorary escorts.
Crosby Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Ruthlene R. Catlette
Ruthlene R. Catlette, age 57, passed away June 3, 2004 after a long term illness. She was born in Alma and was a resident of Jacksonville for 41 years. She was employed by the Waffle House for 24 years.
Survivors include: her mother, Lola Mae Mercer; one son, Mikel Ritch, Jr. (Victoria); two daughters, Michelle Olliff (Kim) and Teresa Purvis (Dewey); one brother, Milton Mercer and four sisters, Inell Smith, Judy Lott, Delora Music and Ameila Dyal.
Nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 729 S. Edgewood Avenue with Rev. William D. Music and Rev. Billy M. Dyal officiating. Interment followed at 3:30 p.m. in Rose Hill Cemetery in Alma.
Sarah Maureene Tuten Carter
Sarah Maureene Tuten Carter, 89, passed away late Thursday evening, June 3, 2004, at her residence.
A native of Pierce County, she had lived in the Pierce/Bacon County area all her life. She was a housewife and had also helped her late husband, Talmadge L. Carter, on the family farm. She was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church where she was in the Senior Adult Sunday School Class and the WMU. Mrs. Carter remained very active in her church throughout her lifetime.
She was a daughter of the late Thomas J. & Isabel Cason Tuten and was also preceded in death by: a son, Wayne Carter, a granddaughter, Rhonda Carter, three sisters, Etta Stallings, Oda Morgan and Thelma Maclamore and her three brothers, Randall “R.D.” Raulerson, Seward Raulerson and Marvin Tuten.
Survivors are: a daughter and son-n-law, Patsy and John Panfil of Carrollton; a son and daughter-n-law, Fred and Dianne Carter of Alma; a sister, Miriam Bowen of Tallahassee; seven grandchildren, Jeff Carter, Cleve Carter, Becky Griffin, Barbra Lewis, Allen Schrews, Mark Schrews and Terry Schrews; 14 great grandchildren, one great, great grandchild and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services for Mrs. Carter were held Sunday afternoon, June 6, 2004, at 2:30 from the Shady Grove Baptist Church. Officiating was Rev. Edmund Thrift and Rev. Roger Taylor. Interment followed in the Shady Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice Satilla, 1921 Alice Street, Suite A-1, Waycross, GA 31501 or to the Shady Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 2675 Highway 203, Alma, GA 31510.
Pearson-Treadwell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Bill Taylor, age 57, of Alma passed away in Jacksonville, Florida Sunday, June 6, 2004 after a short illness.
He was a native of Bacon County, son of the late E. D. Taylor and Maybell Holton Taylor. He was also preceded in death by two brothers; Nathan and L. P. Taylor.
Bill was retired from Milliken of Alma after 27 years of employment.
Survivors include: his wife, Kathy Sue Wilson Taylor of Alma; two daughters, Pam Carter and husband Rodney of Alma and Patty Rogers and husband Roy of Baxley; one stepson, Greg Taylor and wife Bridgett of Locus Grove; two brothers, Edd Taylor of Alma and Roy Taylor of Moultrie and three sisters, Margaret Barber and Millie Taylor both of Alma and Jean Nails of Baxley.
Survivors also include: four grandchildren, Will Medders, Payton Carter both of Alma and Tyler Scott and Brianna Williams both of Baxley.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Chapel of Crosby Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Swain, Rev. Jessie Hattaway and Rev. Robert Tanner officiating. Interment followed in Wolf Pit Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were: Lewis Martinez, Andy Batten, Shane Taylor, Bryan Bagley, Mark Cothern and Dewey Anderson. All those in attendance were considered honorary escorts.
Crosby Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Kathleen Lee Tyre
Kathleen Lee Tyre, age 85, passed away suddenly Tuesday morning, June 1, 2004 at Satilla Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Bacon County but had resided most of her life in Waycross. She was married to the late Tres Tyre and was preceded in death by: her parents, Robert F. Lee and Odie Jane Meeks Lee; a sister, Birteen Mitchell and two broth-ers, Wallace and Cohen Lee. She was a member of Old Pine Grove Methodist Church.
Survivors include: one daughter, Dorcas Tyre Water (husband Darrell A.) of Union, South Carolina; one son, Ronnie Tres Tyre (wife Joyce A.) of Clover, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Harriet Alvarez (husband Benny) of Kingsland, Marla Phillips (husband Brent) of Union, South Carolina, Tracy L. Danenhower (husband Scott) of York, South Carolina and Rhonda Lynn Tyre of Rock Hill, South Carolina; three great grandchildren, Jarrod Knight (wife Michelle) and Dalton Knight both of Union, South Carolina and Evan Danenhower of York, South Carolina; three sisters, Juanita Gooden and Margaret Thornton, both of Alma and Beatrice Hinman of Albany; one brother, Jesse Lee of Raeford, North Carolina and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Old Pine Grove Cemetery in Bacon County.
The family requests memorials to be given to Old Pine Grove Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Jackie Walton Reynolds, Sr.
Jackie Walton Reynolds, Sr. of Alma passed away May 25, 2004. Mr. Reynolds was born on November 3, 1950 in Beach-Ware County to the late Wille Frank Reynolds and Lula Mae Hoyt Reynolds.
He attended Ware County Public School and was a graduate of Alabama Job Cooperation. He was an employer of the Wal-Mart store in Douglas where he was a support manager for 12 years. He had also been employed with the Pet Dairy of Waycross.
Jackie was survived by: his wife, Dorothy Ann Brinson; three daughters, Tonya Reynolds, Waukeasha Reynolds and Rebecca Nelson, all of Alma; three sons, Jackie Reynolds, Jr. (Fiona) of Douglas, Micheal Reynolds and Marcus Reynolds, both of Alma; three sisters, Carolyn Reynolds of Fort Lauderdale, Bertha Reynolds of Douglas and Letta Mae Baldwin of Waycross; five brothers, Deacon Ulysses “Nick” Reynolds (Priscilla) of Alma, Bobby Reynolds (Sonya) of Fort Lauderdale, Earl Reynolds of Alma, Jerry Reynolds of Youngstown, Ohio and Johnny Reynolds (Debra) of Hollywood, Florida; sisters-in-law, Mammie Reynolds, Deann Snell, Mary Brinson, Inez Brinson and Jennifer Brinson; a special sister-in-law, Priscilla Reynolds; brothers-in-law, Curtis Brinson (Cassandra), Demorris Brinson (Cassandra); two special nieces; Kimberly “Hot” Wright of Douglas and Angine Moss of Fort Lauderdale; special friends, B.W. Fairley, Lester Brown, Sr. and Richard Martin; special uncle, C.W. Reeves; special God daughter, Althel “Hog” Bacon; eight grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 2 p.m. at the Zion Chapel Baptist Church with Tobias Wilcox Linder, Rev. Roy Williams and Rev. J. Stephon Deen officiating. Scriptures were read by Rev. Helen Faulk and Rev. Jackie Webb. Special music by Vanilla Brinson and Loretta Brown. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were: Isaac Grant, Jr., Bernard Cook, Clifford Graham, Rashid Slade, Larobert Young, Tony Wright and Glenn Wilcox.
Honorary pallbearers were the nephews of Jackie Reynolds and employees of the Wal-Mart store. Flower attendants were friends of the family.
Harrell’s Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Debra (Debbie) Diane Carter
Debra (Debbie) Diane Carter, age 48 of Kingsland passed away early Wednesday morning, May 26, 2003 at Hospice of the Golden Isles after an extended illness. She was a native of Waycross but had lived the past twenty five years in Kingsland.
Debra was the daughter of the late Wendell Dyals and was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Tim Douglas and paternal grandparents, Wilbur and Virue Herrin Dyals.
Survivors include: her mother, Waunell Douglas Hall and stepfather William H. Hall of Mershon; maternal grandmother, Mary Douglas of Waycross; one daughter, Christine (Christy) Williams of Kingsland; two brothers, William H. Hall, III and wife Linda of Jesup and Kevin Hall and wife Cindy of Mershon and three sisters, Ann Wilson of Mershon, Vickie Boatright and husband Mark of Alma and Pam Coley and husband Henry of Jesup.
Funeral services were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Crosby Funeral Home with Elder Charles Tyson officiating. Interment followed in the Damascus Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Hospice of the Golden Isles or the Cancer Society.
Active pallbearers were: Carrol Merrier, Kenny Harrellson, Michael Bell, Glenn Dukes, Brandon Hall and Christopher Coley. All those in attendance were considered honorary escorts.
Crosby Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Anthony Paul Tanner
Anthony Paul Tanner, age 23 of Alma passed away early Tuesday morning, May 18, 2004 in Hospice of Golden Isles in Brunswick after an extended illness. He was a native of Bacon County.
Survivors include: his father and mother, Paul Tanner and Pattie Deen Tanner of Alma; one son, Kaleb Tanner of Hazlehurst; one brother, Scottie Tanner of Surrency and one sister, Jennifer Tanner of Baxley.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Mark Barth officiating. Interment followed in Wesley Chapel Church cemetery.
Active pallbearers were: Joe Tanner, Ken Rigby, Sammy Reliford, Pebo Hughes, Joshua Eason and Ray Moore. All those in attendance were considered honorary escorts. Crosby Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Lawrence Dean Strickland
Lawrence Dean Strickland, age 65, of Alma, passed away Friday night, May 14, 2004 at his residence after a short illness. He was a native of Coffee County but had lived in Bacon County most of his life.
He was son of the late Franklin R. Strickland and Katherine Fitzgerald Strickland. Lawrence was also preceded in death by: two brothers, Leonard and Morris Strickland; three sisters, Edna Worles, Ollie Miller and Louise McDonald. He was a retired Alma City Employee and a member of the Alma First Baptist Church.
Survivors include: his wife, Ruby Jean Holton Strickland of Alma; one son, Dean Strickland and wife Kristi of Alma; two sisters, Frances Cliett of Douglas and Frankie Sweat of Augusta; one granddaughter, Anna Lee Strickland of Alma. Survivors also include several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Taylor officiating and eulogy given by Chad Holton. Interment followed in Mims Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were: Jackie Cliett, Jerry Mims, Walt Lee, Robin Vaughn, Taylor Power, Vic Power and Lee Holton. Honorary pallbearers were: All city employee’s, Roger Boatright, Wayne and Feral Wilcox, Class of 1957, Greg Griffin and Lamar Rozier. Crosby Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Inell Lynette Williams Hunter
Inell Lynette Williams Hunter, age 80, of North Charleston passed away Thursday, May 13, 2004 at a local hospital.
She was born June 4, 1923 in Alma to the late James Thomas Williams and Cilla Mae Medders Williams. Mrs. Hunter had been a member of Friendship Baptist Church for 55 years, which made her the oldest living member. She taught Primary Sunday School for 25 years and was an assistant kindergarten teacher for 25 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. Hunter.
Survivors include: one daughter, Martha Hunter Goodman and husband, Dr. Benjamin Goodman, Jr. of Hickory; one son, John Thomas Hunter and wife, Jennie Hunter of Mt. Pleasant; one sister, Pete Carter and husband, Alton of Alma; four grandchildren, Tamora Hunter Cornwall of Charlotte, Kimberly Hunter Pruett of Beaufort, Robert Benjamin Goodman of Hickory and Carolina Elyse Goodman of Hickory and two great grandchildren, Taylor McKenna Cornwall of Charlotte and Hunter Jackson Cornwall of Charlotte.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in North Charleston. Interment followed in Carolina Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers and memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, North Charleston, SC, American Heart Association, 409 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 or Lupus Foundation, 1911 Barnwell Street, Columbia, SC 29201. Carolina Memorial Funeral Homes is serving the Hunter family.
Lynette Carter, age 80, of Jacksonville, passed away early Sunday morning, May 2, 2004 in Jacksonville.
She was a native of Bacon County but had lived in Jacksonville for the past fifty years. Lynette was the daughter of the late David M. Carter and Ola Holton Carter and wife of the late Oscar Lee Carter. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Anita Anderson, a sister, Dr. Daviline Carter and one son, Melton Lee Carter.
Survivors include: three sons, Joseph M. Carter of Ft. Walton Beach, Leland Carter of Jacksonville and David Mikeal Carter and wife Debbie of Jacksonville; one daughter, Nancy Arlette Carter of Jacksonville; one brother, Lindol Carter of Oklahoma City and four grandchildren, Tammy (Smith) Weaver of Florahome, Joey Carter of Ft. Walton Beach, Jason Carter of Pensacola and David Carter of Jacksonville. Survivors also include two great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Crosby Funeral Home with Rev. Joseph Lee officiating. Interment followed in Ten Mile Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were: Jason, Mike, Todd, Lindol and Linton Carter and Gary Weaver. All those in attendance were considered honorary escorts.
Crosby funeral home was in charge of the the arrangements.
Roscoe (Man) Rewis
Roscoe (Man) Rewis, age 72, of Alma, passed away early Wednesday morning, May 5, 2004 at the Bacon County Hospital after a short illness.
He was a native of Bacon County, son of the late Ephfran Rewis and Eliza Teston Rewis. Roscoe was also preceded in death by: a son, Stevie Rewis; four brothers, Everette, Elbert, Doris, Edward and Howard Rewis; two sisters, Mary Rewis and Lessie Mae Rewis and two grandchildren, Michelle Rewis and Johnathon Rewis.
Roscoe was a member of New Vision Church and a retired lineman with Pike Electric Company.
Survivors include: his wife, Mary (Cuby) Leggett Rewis of Alma; five sons, Ricky Rewis and wife Phyllis of Newton, David Rewis and wife Shawn of St. Lois, Johnny Boatright of Alma, Jerry E. Boatright and wife Linda of Alma and Ronnie Boatright and wife Marie of Alma; one daughter, Wanda Treach and husband Gary of Warsaw, Illinois; one brother, Junior Rewis of Alma and two sisters, Hazel Bartlow and Kathleen Holton both of Alma.
Survivors also include 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday morning at 11:00 a.m. at New Vision Church with Rev. Pet Hayes, Rev. Junior Hayes and Rev. Mike Lee officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers were: Gary Treach, Ottie Corbitt, Joe, Sammy, Scotty, Jeremy, Eric and Tyler Boatright.
Honorary escorts were: Rev. Troy Turner, John T. Pittman, Glenn Crosby, Junior Altman, June Jesup, Dwight Smith, Houston Jarrard, Gary Cooper, Lamon Cothern, Gene Waldron, Gene Davis, Robert Waters, Dr. Bagley, Dr. Singh and Evans (Jr.) Overstreet.
Crosby Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Aileen Moss Long
Aileen Moss Long, age 70 of Donalsonville, passed away Monday, May 3, 2004 at the residence of her son in Donalsonville.
Aileen was born on October 4, 1933 in Seminole County to the late W.S. Moss and Monett Lawson Moss. She had lived in this area most of her life. She married Gerald Long on February 28, 1953.
She was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Mrs. Long was an active member of Donalsonville Church of God, a devoted Christian and loved by all her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, W.S. Moss and her twin sister, Kathleen Moss Herring.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Rev. Gerald Long of Donalsonville, her mother Monett Moss of Donalsonville, two sons and their wives, Rev. Stan and Becky Long of Donalsonville and Ken and Vickie Long of Mershon. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Jason and Tiffany Long, Shara and Jeff Horne and Sky Long; four great grandchildren, Andrew, Elijah, Drew and Isaac.
Pallbearers were Mike Adams, Bill Moody, Michael Albritton, Kenny Stewart, Anthony Brookins and Rocky Phillips
Flowers accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Donalsonville Church of God Building Fund, Donalsonville, GA 39845.