Brandon Bernard "Buddy Lee" Hill was born on June 9, 1985 to Willie Bernard Hill and Debra Jean Collins in Ft. Knox, Kentucky.  Brandon was known throughout the city of Jesup as "Buddy Lee" and had relocated to Jesup, Ga. three years ago after spending much of his life in Chicago and Hawaii as a military family.  He graduated High School in the Chicago School System. Brandon's hobbies included music, cars and his daily walk throughout the neighborhood. Brandon passed away unexpectedly on April 17, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Betty Collins and his great grandmother, Cathlene Brown.

He leaves to cherish his fondest of memories, his mother, Debra Jean Hill (Robert Wright), Jesup, Ga.; his father, Willie Bernard Hill, Louisville, Kentucky; (2) sisters, Ebony (Jermaine) Myles and Lee Smith, both of Jesup, Ga.; his grandfather, Levon Collins, Jesup, Ga. (3) nieces, Nilah, Justus, and Janiyah; (2) nephews, Xzavier and Jaden  and a host of aunts, uncles and many  cousins and friends that he loved dearly.

Visitation:  Tuesday, April 22, at Royal Funeral Home Chapel from 6-8 p.m.

Funeral Services: Wednesday, April 23, @ 11:00 a.m. at Bennett Union Missionary Baptist Church Jesup, Ga.    




Christina Ham-Jackson, 59, of Jesup Ga. passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at S.E. Ga Healthcare System in Brunswick, Ga. following a brief illness. She was born on September 07, 1954 to the late, Elisha Ham, Sr. and Annabell Reid-Ham in Miami, Fl.  Christina was educated in the public schools of Florida and later she relocated to Jesup, Ga. in 1990 and had spent the last (24) years in Georgia. While living in Miami Christina was employed with Miami Dade Transit and later became the owner of her own daycare center, Christina's Totts.  She attended Emory Chapel UMC where she participated in the Female Chorus and hobbies included gardening, traveling, attending church and spending time with family and friends. Christina was preceded in death by both parents, her husband, Kempton Jackson (Captain Dan) and a brother, Elisha Ham, Jr.

Survivors include: her significant other, Alex H. Jenkins, Jesup, Ga.; one daughter, Taz Renrick, Miami, Fl.; (3) sons, Taurean Ham, Brunswick, Ga., Tabari Renrick, Miami ,Fl. and Anthony Ham, Memphis, Tn.; ( 2) sisters, Gloria Nixon, Memphis, Tenn. and Lecci Ann Alegria, Miami, Fl; (1) brother, Wade (Etheleen ) Grant , Blackshear, Ga. ; (10) grandchildren; (2) great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Royal Funeral Home Chapel from 5-7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ 11:00 a.m. at New Emory Chapel UMC, 311 N. Hickory St., Jesup, Ga. Interment in Gethsemane Cemetery, Patterson, Ga.



Johnnie M. Jones, 70, of Folkston, Ga. passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at  Candler County  Hospital in Metter, Ga. He was born on March 14, 1944 to the late Laura Hannans-Jones and Clarence Allen Jones in Folkston, Ga. Johnnie graduated from Bethune High School in the Class of 1962. Johnnie was an Army Veteran as well as an employee with General Motors in Detroit, Michigan and at the Navy Shipyard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his parents, Laura and Clarence Jones Sr.; his wife, Francis Jones; a sister, Reather Moore and a brother, Willie Lee Jones.  

He leaves to cherish his memory: (2) sisters, Verdie Shellman and Lucille Jones both of Folkston, Ga.; (1) brother, Clarence (Nettie) Jones, Jr., Folkston, Ga.; a favorite niece, Sherry Stanley, Waycross, Ga., and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Mt. New Home Missionary Baptist Church, Dixie Lake Rd., Folkston, Ga. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
Interment with Military Rites will be held at Glennville Veterans Cemetery.



Marion Shuman, Sr., 78, of Jesup, Ga. passed away on April 19, 2014. He was born to the late Mammie Myles and Rufus Shuman in Blackshear, Ga. Marion was a self employed Logger in the Timber Industry for approximately (35) years and  at Wayne Line Furniture and Winn Dixie as a truck driver.  His favorite pastimes included singing and spending time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by both parents, his wife of 32 years, Laura Hannah Jones-Shuman, (2) brothers, Johnnie Shuman, T.J. Shuman, and a sister, Janell Shuman.

Marion leaves to cherish his memory: a daughter, Angela Shuman, Jesup, Ga., (7) sons: Marion (Pamela) Shuman, Jr., Jesup, Ga., Christopher (Bennie) Shuman, Saraland, Al., Fredrick (Kisha) Shuman, Eulonia, Ga., Charles Jones, Syracuse, N.Y., Cedric (Towana) Jones, Jax., Fl., Clifford (Debra) Jones, Baxley, Ga., Calvin (Tonji) Lester, Sumter, S.C., one sister Betty Bush, Jesup, Ga., (32) grandchildren, and a host of great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

There will be no visitation. Remains will lie in state (1) hour prior to services on Saturday.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Reconciliation Church Ministries, 9 Mcdonald St., Ludowici, Ga. 31316



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