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James (Jamie) T. Easterling III
 James (Jamie) T. Easterling III, 54, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, at Evans Memorial Hospital, after accepting Christ as his Lord and Savior. Jamie passed away suddenly at work. Jamie was an avid golfer, loved all sports, especially football. He served in the Georgia National Guard, and was a hard worker and spent 20 years at Claxton Poultry and the last two years at Claxton Cold Storage. He was a good hearted and caring man and nothing was more important than his family and friends, especially his grandbabies.
Jamie was preceded in death by his parents, LCDR James and Lela Easterling, and his sister, Tracy Easterling Rushing.
Surviving are two daughters, Summer Chaney Carbullido of San Diego, Meaghan Easterling Taylor of Alma; one son, James T Easterling IV of Alma; one sister, Leslie Easterling Morris of Claxton; grandchildren, Taylor, Logan, Noah, Madison, Drew and Alli Kate; two nephews, M. Cagney Hearn and Andrew Rushing; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friend, Lisa Cannon.
Visitation will be Thursday, Dec, 18, from 5-7 p.m. at Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m. at Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Brewton Cemetery.        
Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Patsi L. Hunter
Mrs. Patsi L. Hunter, age 64, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. The Tattnall County native lived in Reidsville most of her life. She worked for the Reidsville Housing Authority for 35 years and served as the executive director for the past 14 years. She was a loving mother, nana, sister and aunt that loved to see about her family. In her spare time, she loved to go shopping. Mrs. Hunter was a member of Connection Point (formerly Abundant Faith Fellowship).
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Louise Anderson; brothers, Jimmy Boyd Anderson and Willie Joe Anderson; and a sister, Mary Ann Tatum.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jamie Anderson of Reidsville; brother and sister-in-law, Jesse and Helen Anderson of Claxton; sister, Carol Webb of Reidsville; grandchildren, Avry, Brendan, Justin and Malachi Anderson; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 16, from the Chapel of Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory with the Rev. John Price officiating. Interment will follow in the Reidsville City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Andrew Callaway, James Bass, Nathan Anderson, Joel Rushing, Jackie Sikes and Matt Beal.
Honorary Pallbearers will be the staff and board members of the Reidsville Housing Authority.
Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Anderson family.

Jerry Denton
Jerry Denton, 73, passed away on December 13, at Carl Vinson VAMC in Dublin, Ga.  He was born in Evans County on February 23, 1941 to the sweetest parents, Leona Hammock and Jessie C. Denton.  He was a member of New Vision Baptist Church and served his country with honor in the Vietnam War.  He received two Purple Hearts and a Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars.  He was a carpenter by trade, and his passion was woodworking and cabinetry.  He started his first cabinet business when he was a young man in his twenties, working out of a small house in Hagan, Ga.  He then moved to Orlando, Fla., and started Denton’s Custom Cabinets with his brother Don.  He moved back to Evans County in 1989 and ran the business of Kustom Cabinets.  He was known as the “Cabinet Genius.”  He always had a smile for everyone, and he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Ryan Stewart.
Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Sherry Boles Denton;  three sons, Carl (Tina) Denton of Perry, Fla., Clint Denton of Claxton, and Justin (Heather) Denton of Claxton;  two daughters, Michelle (Mark) Stewart of Tifton, Ga.,  and Dee Dee (Stanley) Boothe of Winter Garden, Fla.; one brother,  Don (Anna) Denton of Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Marcia Gillenwater of Claxton.  He was the proud Papa of 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, and he was blessed with several cousins and nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 17, 6-8 p.m. at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m., at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Brewton Cemetery.
Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Emma Neoline “Bobbie” Bobbitt Daniel
Emma Neoline Bobbitt Daniel or “Bobbie” to her family and friends, age 95 of Claxton, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 2,  at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro surrounded by her family.
Bobbie was born December 14, 1918 in Dublin, Ga. to James Carey Bobbitt, Sr. and Victoria Jones Haskins Bobbitt.  After growing up in the Dublin and Vidalia areas and attending Vidalia High School, Bobbie attended the Women’s College of Georgia (now Georgia College) in Milledgeville, Ga., where she earned a degree in home economics. After teaching school in Ludowici, Ga. Bobbie moved to Claxton where she taught school and later worked as the Evans County Home Economist with the UGA Extension Service.
Shortly after moving to Claxton, Bobbie met and married James Harold Daniel of the Bay Branch Community on March 7, 1948 in Vidalia, Ga. It was here in Claxton that Bobbie and Harold made their home and raised their two children, Joan and James Harold Jr. (Jim). Later, Bobbie worked for the Department of Family and Children Services and for Dr. Curtis Hames’ Hypertension Research Clinic in Claxton.
Bobbie was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother to her family and truly enjoyed her time with them.  She was also an active member of the Bay Branch Primitive Baptist Church where she was a great example and inspiration to many others.
Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harold of over 40 years and six brothers and sisters: Will Thomas Bobbitt of Dublin, Mable Ray of Gray, James Carey Bobbitt of Macon, Lamar Bobbitt of Vidalia, Nancy June Rudessell of Augusta and Elizabeth Bobbitt of Dublin.
Surviving are a daughter, Joan Daniel Harper and husband Walt of Martinez, Ga.; her son Jim and wife Pam of Claxton; three grandchildren, James Justin Daniel and wife Kristen of Claxton, Christy Lynn Daniel Dixon and husband Daniel of Claxton; and Emily Danielle Harper of Martinez, Ga.; three great-grandchildren, Nora Abigail Daniel, James Whitfield Daniel and Naomi Anne Daniel, all of Claxton.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 5, at Bay Branch Primitive Baptist Church
Burial was in Bay Branch Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Reba Faye Benton Blocker Roberts
Mrs. Reba Faye Benton Blocker Roberts, age 79, passed away Friday, Dec. 5, after a long illness. The North Carolina native lived in Tattnall County most of her life. She worked many years as a nursing assistant at the Glenvue Nursing Home and was a member of the Loves Chapel Primitive Baptist Church. Mrs. Roberts was a loving wife, mother, nanny and meme.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J.L. “Libb” Benton and Martha Dixon Benton; sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Jim Morgan; sister-in-law, Ruth Benton; husbands, Louis Wendell Blocker and Elder Newt Audley Roberts.
She is survived by her daughters, Mary Ann (John) Waters of Glennville, Faye (Marty) Glisson of Claxton; son, J.T. “Bubba” (Sherrie) Blocker of Utah; step-daughters, Terri Flanders of Stone Mountain and Glenda  Jhuremalani of Atlanta; she had 19 grandchildren who were the light of her life, Wesley (Amanda) Waters and Sarah (Billy) Murray, all of Glennville, Wendy Glisson of Claxton, Heather (Brian) Fitzgerald of Pembroke, Tash Sparrow and Kathy (Travis) Poll, all of Utah, Jared (Stacy) Blocker of Brooklet, Kerrie Hatch, Dustin Hatch, and Jason (Krista) Hatch, all of Utah, Trevor Flanders of Atlanta, Emir Jhuremalani and Nisha (Matt) Jones of Kansas City; she was blessed with 20 great grandchildren who loved their meme very much; a brother, James F. “Buddy” Benton and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Betty Blocker; numerous nieces and nephews.
God has called an angel home that will be missed greatly.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 8, from Loves Chapel Primitive Baptist Church with the Elder Jim Bowen and Rev. Joe Eason officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Wesley Waters, Billy Murray, Brian Fitzgerald, Jared Blocker, Connor Lane and Frank Benton.
Low Country Cremation Services and Burial, formerly Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home Glennville Chapel is serving the Blocker Roberts family.

Joseph Donald Rogers
Joseph Donald Rogers, 88, born May 1, 1926, passed away November 25 at the San Francisco Veteran’s Hospital. He was born in Evans County, but had resided most of his life in California. Don served in the United States Army and later attended the University of California. He moved to San Francisco and resided there for more than 50 years. He was a well-known businessman who owned and operated several establishments over the years, including LeBoeuf Restaurant,?Ginger’s, Ginger’s Too and Ginger’s Trois. Don loved his family and friends. He held his many nieces close to his heart and was very proud of them all. He was a gentleman who was gracious, kind and thoughtful. Don’s positive attitude and his acceptance of others was amazing. He valued uniqueness and believed everyone was special in their own way.
Don enjoyed entertaining, whether it was dinner parties at his home, or wining and dining family and friends who would visit him in San Francisco. He was truly an ambassador for the city of San Francisco. While he had traveled the world, one of his favorite places to retreat was Reno,?Nevada. He frequented the Flamingo and El?Dorado Hotels and enjoyed the excitement of the casinos and nightlife. Mr. ‘San Francisco’ will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, James Kelly Rogers and Fannie Deloach Rogers; brothers, Hubert Rogers, L.V. Rogers, James Kelly Rogers, Jr.; sisters, Dollie Rogers Jenkins, Mary E. Rogers, and Louise Rogers Fields.
Surviving are his brother, Kenneth Odell Rogers of Claxton; many nieces, great nieces and nephews, cousins and special friends, whom he loved dearly.
A celebration of life/memorial service will be held for Mr.Rogers at a later time to be determined.
Remembrances and or memorial donations may be made to San Francisco Veteran’s Hospital, Attn: Voluntary Services, 4150 Clement St.,?San Francisco, Ca. 94121.

Palmer Jake Green
Mr. Palmer Jake Green, 82, of Daisy died Monday evening at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah. He was the son of Viola Kicklighter Green and Ezra William Green. He worked for 44 years at Union Camp, now known as International Paper, two of those years he fought for his country in the Korean War with the United States Army. He enjoyed talking on his C.B. radio, and was known as the Georgia Blue Bird.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Palmer Jeffrey Green; brother, E.W. Green; and his sisters, Mary Effie Collins, Christine Rich, Mildred Lamb, Daisy Outler, and Grace Pittman.
Mr. Green is survived by his wife of 59 years, Luveda Whitten Green; daughters, Estralita Edwards of Claxton, Lowanza Stone of Ellabell, and Letitia Collins of Savannah; son, Arthur Dwayne Green of Brooklet; his sister, Rosa Lee Coursey of Bloomingdale, 13 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren.  
Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 29,  at Sunlight Cemetery in Cobbtown, with the Rev. David Donnan officiating.  
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Kennedy-Brannen Funeral Home Cobbtown Chapel.
Kennedy-Brannen Funeral Homes Cobbtown Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Rachel Lee DeLoach
Rachel Lee DeLoach, 17, passed away November 10,  after injuries sustained from a car accident. She was a native of Bulloch County but had resided in Evans County all her life. Rachel was baptized and a member of Eastside Baptist Church but was attending Rehoboth Baptist Church. She was a senior at Claxton High School, and was a member of the tennis team, the cross-country team (which went to state last year), FCCLA, FBLA and served as CHS mascot.
Rachel was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Dennis DeLoach and her paternal grandmother, Betty Lee DeLoach.
Surviving are her mother, Jamie Lee DeLoach of Claxton; her father, Shannon DeLoach of Claxton; two brothers, Mitchell and Dale DeLoach of Claxton; two sisters, Haley Kicklighter and Olivia Hamilton of Claxton; maternal grandmother, Brenda Clark of Claxton; paternal grandfather, Theron DeLoach of Shellman Bluff, Ga; two aunts, Bridget Thornton of Claxton and Stacy (Junior) Groover of Ludowici; great-aunt, Deborah DeLoach of Hagan; cousins, Marissa and Colin Thornton, Justin and Gage Groover.    
Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 13, 3:30 to 8:00 p.m., at Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 14, 11  a.m. at Rehoboth Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Union Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Karen Marjorie Rhoden
Karen Marjorie Rhoden, 62, passed away Thursday Nov. 6, at Camelia Health and Rehabilitation Center. Karen was born in Okinawa and lived her childhood there. She moved to Evans County with her family in 1966 and attended school at Claxton High School. She lived for a brief time in Statesboro and Ludowici before coming back to Claxton. Karen has been a resident at Camellia Health and Rehab since 2010. Karen was a loving sister who truly cared about other people, especially family. She was known among her family and friends for her generosity with her crossstitch gifts and her elaborate Christmas ornaments. Her family members rejoice in her reunion with her parents and most of all her Heavenly Father.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marjorie Glisson and Smith Rhoden.
Surviving are her sisters; Ann and Butch Keath of Sabinal Texas, Goldie and Michael Rogers of Claxton; brothers, Ken and Sue Rhoden of Grayson, Ga. and Melton Rhoden of Cresent, Ga.
Graveside services were held Saturday, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m. at Reidsville City Cemetery.
Burial was in the Reidsville City Cemetery.
Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 

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