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Arthur J. “Art” Cribbs, age 53, of Hortense, died Monday, Novem-ber 24, 2008, at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick. Art wasborn in Miami but lived most of his life in Jesup where he workedas a carpenter and was an avid NASCAR fan. He was preceded indeath by his parents, Arthur J., Sr. and Edna Cribbs.He is survived by his wife, Gloria Cribbs; a son, Michael Cribbs;daughterMichelle Cribbs; grandchildren, Emily and Dakota Cribbs; abrother, SteveCribbs; 2 sisters, Brandie Sitze and Brenda Hodskins, and severalnieces and nephews.A celebration of Art’s life was held Saturday, December 6.
Mrs. Jeanie Marlene Whittington Henderson Duchen, 72, passedaway Wednesday, December 3, 2008, at her residence.Mrs. Duchen was born September 30, 1936, in Clinch County, to thelate Jeff Whittington & Emma Williams Whittington. She was ahomemaker and attended the Alapaha Methodist Church.Mrs. Duchen was preceded in death by 2 brothers, J.W. Whittington& Chesley “Buddy” Whittington; and 4 sisters, Janice Whittington,Lillian Corbitt, Onice Johnson and Ethel Cothran.Survivors are her husband, Myron Duchen of Alapaha; 3 daugh-ters & a son-in-law, Tammy & Randy Stone, and Melissa Henderson,all of Alapaha, and Diane Dean of Savannah; 2 sons, Paul Hender-son of Savannah, and Jeff Henderson of Waynesville; 5 sisters & abrother-in-law, Ruth Zenick and Foe Skinner, both of Jacksonville,Doris Taylor of Brunswick, Elva Kasmallie of Hoboken, Janice &Dempsey Bennett of Homerville; a brother & sister-in-law, Horace& Myrtle Whittington of Homerville; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; & several other relatives.Memorial services for Mrs. Duchen were held Friday, December 5,2008, at 2 p.m. from the Roundtree Funeral Home Chapel.Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Roy Owen Chapman, 62, of Waynesville, died Thursday morning athis residence following a lengthy illness.Born in Glynn Co., his parents were Herbert Quinton and AngieHighsmith Chapman. He is also preceded in death by 4 brothers,Thomas, Quinton Jr., Bobby and George Chapman.He worked for Brunswick Pulp & Paper for 20+ years and was aPulpwood truck driver.He was a graduate of Glynn Academy in 1964, a member of Fellow-ship Methodist Church and was the Best grandfather ever.He was survived by his wife, Chrissy Chapman of Waynesville; 4children and their spouses, Robyn and John Brockington of Jesup,Roxanne Pickren of Waynesville, Sean and Courtney Chapmanof Hoboken, and Shane and Megan Chapman of Waynesville;grandchildren, Joshua, Colt and Caroline Brockington; Angelaand Sandy Brower, Colby, Camry, Kyle and Kade Chapman, Tyler,James Roy, Benjamin and Joyce Chapman; great grandchild,Makala Brower; special niece AKA 3rd daughter and her husband,Melodie and Ricky Goble of White Oak; a sister, Betty Druryof White Oak; mother of his children, Lynn Jones Chapman of Waynesville; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.Funeral services were held Monday at 1 p.m. at Glynn MissionaryBaptist Church in Thalman, with Rev. Elliott Foss, Rev. MichaelBatten and Donald Pittman.Burial followed in Arnett-Chapman Cemetery, Glynn Co.Pallbearers were Ricky Goble Sr., Ricky Goble Jr., Joshua Brock-ington, Billy Pickren, Lynn Drury, Randy Drury, Lamar Drury andChris Chapman.Honorary Pallbearers were Robert Thomas, Johnny Crews, ChuckScott, Charles Stokes, Joan Lentini Diane Knight, Mark Edwards,Daniel Breese, Dr. Fix, Dr. Moran, Dr. Wade Strickland and KathySteedley.
Brenda Ogden Madan, 55, of Odum, died Saturday, December 6,2008 in the Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick after a shortillness.The Wayne Co. native attended Unity Church of God & was a CDL,LeadCommercial Truck Driving Instructor for Altamaha TechnicalCollege. She was most recently honored by Werner Enterprisesas one of four Outstanding Lead Instructors in Georgia, a formerteacher of the year & recipient of the Golden Pencil Award. Shewas owner and operator of “Back to Nature” Clinic in Jesup, andwas predeceased by her parents, Hoke & Cathleen Ogden.Survivors are her husband of 20 years, William B. Madan of Odum; 3 daughters & sons-in-law, Syble & James “Juke” Johns of Nahunta, Liz & Johnny Corry of Odum, Christine & Joe Smith of Baxley; a son & daughter-in-law, Albert & Jerilyn Bennett of Jesup;a step-daughter, Pam Doph of Sequim, Wash.; a step-son, ScottMadan of Sequin, Wash.; 2 brothers & sisters-in-law, Jerry & SarahJoyner, Dan & Nancy Ogden, both of Jesup; 11 grandchildren, Chel-cie Corry, Satilla Johns, Harley Thompson, Taylor Johns, TrippCorry, Jake Smith, Payton Smith, Kaylee Smith, Ansley Bennett,Cody Bennett, & Preston Bennett; 3 step-grandchildren, AshleyDoph, Michael Quaadman, Jessica Quaadman, several nieces &nephews.Funeral services were held at 11 A. M. Wednesday, December 10,2008, from the Unity Church of God with Pastor George Moxley &Rev. Raymond Willis officiating. Interment followed in the PineyGrove Cemetery.Active pallbearers were Ronnie Carter, Will Thomas, KennyManning, Fallon Wayett, Ricky Morey, & Joey Wooten. Honorarypallbearers were Altamaha Technical College Family.Memorials may be made to: Hospice of South Georgia BuildingFund, 117 Drennon Dr. Jesup, GA. 31545.
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Wooten weds Beckham
Melissa Michelle Wooten o Waynesvilleand David Earl Beckham o Waynesvillewere united in marriage at 2:30 p.m., Satur-day, October 25, 2008 at Waynesville Mission-ary Baptist Church.The ceremony was perormed by VanceColley o Nahunta.The bride is the daughter o BarbaraDozier o Hortense and Roy Wooten Jr. o Waynesville.The groom is the son o Earl and TammyBeckham o Waynesville.The sanctuary was decorated withorange and yellow petals scattered down theaisle, sheer ribbon bows accented the pews,and two large wicker baskets held a varietyo orange and yellow fowers that sat at thealter.Songs perormed by sound system were"My Best Friend" by Tim McGraw, and "FromThis Moment" by Shania Twain.The bride was given in marriage by herather, Roy Wooten Jr.The bride wore a white, satin, strapless,A-line, pick up skirt gown with a sweep trainand lace bodice and wore a 1 tier veil edgedin satin and crystals and carried roundedbouquet o orange and yellow fowers handtied with sheer ribbon and pearl bead string.The Maid o Honor was the bride'ssister Alicia Wooten o Hortense. She wore acanary yellow, satin, scoop neck halter kneelength dress accented with a persimmonorange satin sash. The bouquet was a smallerversion o brides.Bridesmaids were sister in law o bride,Brandy Wooten o Brunswick and sister inlaw to be, Carla McGarrity o Waynesville.They wore a canary yellow, satin, scoop neckhalter, knee length dress accented with apersimmon orange satin sash. The bouquetwas a smaller version o the bride.The Best Man was Kelly Gibson o Hortense. He wore a white button down,long sleeve shirt, black dress slacks and ablack satin tie.Groomsmen were Chris Wooten o Hortense and Andrew McGarrity o Waynesville. They wore a white buttondown, long sleeve shirt, black dress slacksand a black satin tie.A reception was held in the gym behindWaynesville Missionary Baptist Church anddecorated with erns, miniature palm trees,an arch with gold and sheer white satinmaterials, and gold/amber glass hurricanecandle holders accented the tables.The brides cake was a 3 tier poundcakewith white icing and orange/yellow mixedcolor roses on top.For a wedding trip, the couple went toAshville, North Carolina.They will reside in Waynesville.Over the next ew weeks, entrepreneurs,educators, community leaders, businessowners and young people across BrantleyCounty will celebrate the power o reeenterprise and spark energy and interest inthe importance o becoming entrepreneur-ial.In November, America celebratesAmerican Enterprise Day and Global Entre-preneurship Week. Consequently, AndreaTanner
s Brantley County High SchoolBusiness Essentials class kicked o itsannual "Entrepreneurship Program" thismonth. The program is designed to inspire,connect, inorm, mentor and engage thenext generation o entrepreneurs. Thisinitiative will provide an educational kick-start or young people to begin a journeyto ulll their potential as sel-starters andentrepreneurs.In the three-week training program,students will develop a business concept,write a business plan, and develop nan-cial management skills. They will alsodesign business cards, web pages and othermarketing strategies. Students will tourlocal Brantley County businesses anddiscuss entrepreneurship with the ownerso Painted Cat Studio, Bennett
s Pharmacyand Michael
Guest speakers this year include StateRep. Mark Williams; Jeanie Boland, Execu-tive Director o Brantley County Develop-ment Authority; Judy Hesters, Director o Continuing Education at Okeenokee Tech-nical College; Angie Wilson o LeadershipBrantley; Tonya Cooper and Gerald Mitchell,representatives rom the State o GeorgiaEconomic Development Oce; Larry Wain-right, Vice President o Southeastern Bank;and Debbie Graham rom Small BusinessDevelopment Center.At the conclusion o the training, Busi-ness Essentials students will celebrategraduation with a luncheon and specialguest speaker, Mr. Roy Herrington, State De-partment o Transportation board member.The Entrepreneurship Program atBrantley County High School is a coopera-tive endeavor sponsored by the BrantleyCounty Development Authority (throughthe Entrepreneur Friendly ImplementationFund grant rom One Georgia Authority),Brantley County Chamber o Commerce,Brantley County Family Connections,Okeenokee Technical College, SoutheasternBank, and Brantley County High School(with a special career- related grant receivedrom the Georgia Department o Education).
Event hopes to entice Brantley Countystudents into becoming entrepreneurs
Mark Williams of House District 178 visited with Andrea Tanner’s Business Educationclass recently as part of E-camp. Williams challenged the group to become innovativethinkers and to be persistent and adaptable in their entrepreneurial endeavors.
Tourism has long beenreerred to as a community's"clean" industry, visitorscome to the community andspend money while they'rehere, contributing to ourlocal economy and SPLOSTprojects. During Business andIndustry Appreciation Week,the Development Authorityand Chamber o Commerceencourage citizens to shoplocally during the holidayseason and take advantage o programs like the ollowing tohelp boost our local economy.It's here: Georgia's Cre-ative Economies website ormarketing and promotingGeorgia Made Georgia GrownProducts. The website willconnect buyers and sellers,corporations and corporatesuppliers, locals and visitorsto Georgia's creative smallbusinesses. The listing is reeto Georgia-based artisans,theaters, craters, agritour-ism venues, estival plannersand others looking to enhancetheir marketing and advertis-ing.In order to prepare thewebsite or its launch and anexpected 35,000 plus monthlyvisitors; local creators,museum & gallery owners,armers, entertainers and des-tination managers must sel populate the database withtheir business inormationand imagery. Simply go towww.gamadegagrown.org andollow the instructions. Ap-proved entries will be postedFREE or one year.All businesses who regis-ter now through December 21,2008 will be included in therst round o search resultsor this much-anticipated,rst-o-its-kind and FREEwebsite. Companies and indi-viduals can register everyday;however, registering betweenNovember 21- December 21will ensure inclusion whenthe site debuts. Registeringearly also enters you into adrawing or a Georgia MadeGeorgia Grown Products gitbasket.Georgia's Creative Econo-mies Initiative is galvanizingarts-centric businesses andpromoting Georgia MadeGeorgia Grown Products.Visit www.georgia.org/oun-dation to learn more aboutthis economic developmenteort led by the Georgia Tour-ism Foundation.
GSP reportsseven accidents,no deaths in Nov.
State Troopers rom theWaycross Post o the GeorgiaState Patrol investigatedseven trac crashes duringthe month o November inBrantley County.Sergeant First Class Jack-son said the trac crashesresulted in 16 injuries and notrac deaths.Jackson said troopersrom Post 22 also issued 111trac citations in the countyduring the month.The total includes vearrests or driving under theinfuence, 40 citations orspeeding, 19 seat belt viola-tions, and six child restraintviolations. Troopers alsoissued 165 warnings.
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