Harold O. Hellams
Harold O. Hellams, 79, died Sunday, December 26, 2004, in Snellville. He was born in Oconee County, South Carolina. He was a service technician (specialist) in the heating and air conditioning field. He served in the U. S. Army in World War II, the Korean Conflict, and at Normandy - Utah Beach. He received the Bronze Star for his service in the military, and the Jubilee Award from the State of South Carolina for his service in Normandy.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Hellams of Conyers; a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Daria Lynn Hellams of Glennville; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Bobby Jones, and another daughter, Carol Major; an aunt, Flonnie (Smith) Foster of Anderson, South Carolina; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, in the chapel of Harry L. White Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bobby Jones officiating. Interment was in Green Meadows Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Embracing Hospicecare, 2160 Fountain Drive, Snellville, Georgia 30078.
Harry L. White Funeral Home of Conyers, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Ann Hodges
Mary Ann Durrence Hodges, 76, died Tuesday, December 28, 2004. The Tattnall County native had resided in Evans County most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Holmes W. Hodges, who retired from CSX Transportation. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, the George Durrence Sunday School Class, and the BPW. She was a good cook, a wonderful mother and grandmother, and she loved to shop.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Eddie and Debra Hodges and Craig and Peggy Hodges, all of Claxton; two sisters, Hazel Strickland of Glennville and Sue Fallin of Claxton; four grandchildren: Courtney Hodges McGill, Lindsay Ann Hodges, Holmes “Sterling” Hodges, and Walton “Blake” Hodges, all of Claxton; one great-grandchild, Layla McGill of Claxton; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Wednesday, December 29, beginning at 6 p.m. at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home in Claxton.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 30, at First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Brewton Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the George Durrence Sunday School Class.
Remembrances can be made to Parker Family Life Center, 401 W. Main Street, Claxton, Georgia 30417.
J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home of Claxton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements.
Phillip McCoy Durrence, 69, died Monday, December 27, 2004, at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville. The Tattnall County native had lived in Mendes for many years, moving to Jacksonville 46 years ago. He was employed by Tom’s Peanuts for 30 years and was currently employed by Bomark Transport Company. He was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marklyn D. Durrence of Jacksonville; a son and daughter-in-law, Phillip Jr. and Neiciee Durrence of Chattanooga, Tennessee; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and Dennis Parks of Oviedo, Florida, and Candy and Alan Derbecker of Jacksonville; one sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Dan Hodges of Glennville; one brother and sister-in-law, J. B. and Joyce Durrence of Glennville; five grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 30, at Carter Funeral Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 31, at Harmony United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Calvin Durrence, Tracy Durrence, Jay Durrence, Mike Durrence, Jimmy Durrence, and Don Kennedy.
Carter Funeral Chapel of Glennville, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements.
Julia Ann Kicklighter
Julia Ann Kicklighter, 82, died Thursday, December 11, 2003, at her home. The Screven County native had lived in Glennville most of her life, and was a member of Beards Creek Primitive Baptist Church. She was retired from The Mascot Pecan Company, was an accomplished seamstress, and was well known for her care and concern for others. She was a mother and grandmother to more than just her own children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Kicklighter, and a daughter, Annette K. Oglesby.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda Kicklighter of Glennville and Marjorie Wedincamp of Shellman Bluff; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 14, at Beards Creek Primitive Baptist Church, conducted by Elder Jimmy Haire and Elder John Purser. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Bill Griner, Kenneth Griner, Billy O’Neal, Jerome Murray, Lynn Fordham, Pat Burkhalter, Scott Schuyler, Brandon Murray, and Ben Fordham.
Honorary pallbearers were Alvis Griner, Jerry Griner, Darwin Purcell, Derrell Rogers, Pike Phillips, Aubrey Kicklighter, and Robbie Griner.
Cobb Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.
Dorothy Adams Skipper, age 69, died Monday, December 15, 2003, at her residence after a long illness. She was a native of Akron, Ohio, and lived the past 40 years in Liberty and Long counties. She worked for 20 years at Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville. She was a member of the American Kennel Club Association.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Skipper of Ludowici; one son, Kenneth L. Skipper, Jr., of Raleigh, North Carolina; eight daughters: Kendra Blankenship of Chatsworth; Karen Hill of Reidsville; Nan Manning Chandler of Brunswick; Mary Ellen Larson of Riverview, Florida; Lori Outlaw of Ludowici; Joanne Allen of Jefferson; Alice Varnum of Midway; and Jana Bray of Ludowici; 22 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel. Burial was in Baggs Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Henry Woodman Animal Shelter in Brunswick.
Carter Funeral Home, Oglethorpe Chapel, of Hinesville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.
Evelyn Durrence Jarriel, 84, of Smyrna died Monday, December 15, 2003, at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia. The Tattnall County native moved from Mendes to Smyrna in 1985, and was a member of the Macland Baptist Church in Powder Springs and a member of Smyrna Senior Citizens Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe T. Jarriel, Sr., and a son, Terry Jarriel.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Joe T. and Kitty Jarriel of Smyrna; one sister, Mary Ann Gardiner of Columbia, S.C.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 17, at 11 a.m. at West Cobb Chapel in Marietta, conducted by Elder Tom Deal.
Visitation will be Wednesday, December 17, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes, Cobbtown Chapel.
Graveside funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 18, at 11 a.m. at Cedar Creek Cemetery near Collins.
Pallbearers will be Merrill Durrence, Mike Durrence, J.B. Durrence, Jimmy Davis, Leslie Davis, Truman Anderson, Jimmy Durrence, and Don Kennedy.
Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes of Cobbtown is in charge of the arrangements.
Audrey R. Carr
Audrey R. Carr, 69, died Tuesday, December 17, 2002, at home under the care of Pearls of Life Hospice. The Pennsylvania native had lived in Georgia since 1998. She was retired from the banking industry. She was a Baptist, and attended Northside Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” Carr of Glennville, Georgia; a daughter and son-in-law, Tami and Steve Adams of Moore, Oklahoma; one son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Betty Carr of Acworth; four sisters: Shirley Randolph, Nancy Richardson, Karla Martin, and Darlene Waity; one brother, Edgar Randolph; and six grandchildren: Bobby, Wendy, Ashley, Rachel, Hayleigh, and Shawni.
Graveside services were held Friday, December 20, at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Oscar Rowe, Jr., officiating.
Pallbearers were Charles Block, Jerry Ray, Tommy Moore, Loy Blocker, Charles Blocker, and Juan Durrence.
Cobb Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.