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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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