James Carter Battle, Jr., aka "Butter", 61, a resident of Jonesboro, Ga. and native of Folkston, Ga. passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in Atlanta, Ga. He was born on May 18, 1953 to the late, James Carter Battle, Sr. "J.C." and Roberta Battle in Folkston, Ga. James was educated in the public school system of Charlton County where he was a member of the male choir, played the trumpet and was an avid track and field star. As a young man, he moved to Bethany, Connecticut where he was employed at Kimberly Clark until retiring and later relocated to Atlanta, Ga. where he resided until his passing. James was preceded in death by his father, J.C. "Macon" Battle and two sons, Von ans Carlo Battle.
Those left to cherish his memories: two sons, Jermic E. and Jordon Battle; two grandchildren, Keanna Battle and Londyn Brown; his loving mother, Roberta Battle; three brothers, Freddie (Bette Jean) Battle and Roger (Patricia) Ingram, both of Folkston, Ga., Danny (Carlette), Bangor' Maine, Ma.; four sister, Ethel Brown, Newport News, Va., Ever Ann (Ferman) Dasher, Folkston, Ga., Denelle Battle, New Haven, Connecticut,Willadean (Danny) Brown, West Haven, Connecticut; one uncle, Robert Edward, Sr. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
There wil not be a visitation.
Funeral servcies will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 11:00 a.m. at House of Love Holiness Church, Dixie Lake Road, Folkston, Ga.31537
Sivilla Holmes-Sims, 79, of Jesup, Ga. passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital in Savannah, Ga. following a brief illness. She was born on September 11, 1935 in Wayne County, Ga. to the late Simon and Essie Bell-Holmes, Sr. Sivilla was educated in the Wayne County Training School and she was a faithful member of Mt. Mariah A.M.E. Church where she was a choir member and she helped out in any capacity needed. Sivilla was employed with Wayne County Board of Education where she worked in the school cafeteria for many years until she retired. She will always be remembered as a sweet and loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Sivilla was the wife of the late, Leonard "Bill Bo" Sims, Sr. and she loved caring for both he and their children which brought her great joy.
She leaves to cherish her memories: three sons, Leonard (Janice) Sims, Jr., Macon, Ga., Terry (Joyce) Sims, Daytona Beach, Fl. and Charles (Veronica) Keaton of Waycross, Ga.; two grandchildren that she raised as her own, Kimberly (Dennis) Williamson and Mark (Gingi) Davidson, Jr., both of Hampton, Ga.; two sisters, Susie Smith and Priscilla Brown, both of Jesup, Ga.; seven brothers, Simon (Reminsee) Holmes, Jesup, Ga., Willie James Holmes, New York, Richard (Phyllis) Hunter, Palatka, Fl., Vernon Lawton and Willie Lawton, Jr. both of Atlanta, Ga., Pete Lawton, Surrency, Ga. and Willie Lurry of Jesup, Ga.; one uncle, Willie Keaton, Jr., Jesup, Ga.; five sisters in-law, Mollie McClendon, Jacksonville, Fl., Hattie (Wellington) Burrell, Fayetteville, Ga., Mary Bell Ragland, Atlanta, Ga., Mary Louise (David) Noriah, Omaha, Nebraska and Lure Maxine (Timothy) Jenkins, Camilla, Ga.; twelve grandchildren, thirty one great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, godchildren, cousins and friends.
A visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 17, at Royal Funeral Home Chapel from 5-7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, @ 11:00 a.m. at Emory Chapel United Methodist Church, 311 N. Hickory St., Jesup, Ga. 31546