Death of Margaret Wooten

May 26, 2015

Margaret C. Wooten passed away Friday, May 8th, 2015 at a hospice facility in Sugarland, Texas. She had been visiting her son David and her daughter in law Bobby in Houston, Texas. She had been in the hospital in Sugarland for the past two weeks with a collapsed lung and pneumonia before being transferred to the hospice facility.

Margaret was 94 years old and the oldest member of our church.. She began attending and had been a member of First Methodist since the early 1940s. David and Bobby thank you for the phone calls, prayers and for keeping them all in your thoughts during this time.

An announcement regarding the memorial service will be made at a later date.     Here are some fond pictures of Margaret.

Miles Funeral Home in Hazlehurst announces the memorial service for Margaret Canady Wooten, age 94, of Houston, Texas, who passed away May 08, 2015 following a short illness. Services will be held at 11 am Thursday, May 28th in the Chapel of Miles Funeral Home in Hazlehurst.

Mrs. Wooten was born December 24th 1920 in Appling County, Georgia to Remer & Jimmie Lou Canady. She attended GAB Business School in Macon and the University of Georgia in Athens. During WW11 she …contributed to the war effort as an administrative employee for the J.A. Jones Construction Company in Brunswick, Georgia. The Jones Company built liberty ships for cargo and transportation purposes during the war. She worked as office manager for 23 years for the Hazlehurst Manufacturing Company. After retirement she volunteered as a Pink Lady for 11 years at the Jeff Davis Hospital. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. She served as President of the Friendship Sunday School Class and Leader of the Circle Two.

She is survived by her son: David A. Wooten and daughter-in-law: Bobby D. Wooten of Houston, Texas; step-children: Erin Renfro of Ashville, NC, Stacey Phillips and Jamie Ekstrom of Fresno, Texas; 8 step-grandchildren: niece: Jackie Slatkow of Delray Beach, Florida; nephew: Victor Tillman of Portland, Texas. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years Braxton Bragg (BB) Wooten.

In lieu of flowers the family requests a memorial donation be made to the First Methodist Church of Hazlehurst.

Miles Funeral Home in Hazlehurst announces the memorial service for Margaret Canady Wooten, age 94, of Houston, Texas, who passed away May 08, 2015 following a short illness. Services will be held at 11 am Thursday, May 28th in the Chapel of Miles Funeral Home in Hazlehurst.

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Death of Bob Sears

May 26, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of our church member Bob Sears who died Thursday, April 30.  Visitation is Sunday 6 to 8 at Wainright Parlor Funeral Home. Funeral is Monday at 1 pm at Southside Baptist.


Death of Barbara Swain

May 26, 2015

Our love and prayers surround the family of Barbara Swain who passed away 4-23-15.   Visitation was Friday 6 to 8 pm at Wainright Parlor Funeral Home.  Funeral was Saturday at Oakland Baptist Church at 3 pm.

Barbara Ray Swain, age 56, of Hazlehurst, died Thursday, April 23, 2015 at her residence.

Mrs. Swain was born July 31, 1958 in Jeff Davis County. She was the owner and operator of New Beginnings and member of the First United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her Father, Johnny Ray.

Survivors include her Husband, Joe Swain Jr. of Hazlehurst;
Son and Daughter-in-Law, Joseph and Leann McNeal of Savannah; Daughter and Son-in-law, Shauna and John Riggs of Statesboro; Mother, Georgie Ray of LaGrange; Four Sisters, Sandra (Ricky) Adams of AL., Opal (Gene) Hogg, Nita (Toby) Jeffcoat and Jonna (Norman) Ussery all of LaGrange; Two Brothers, Richard (Heather) Ray of Albany and Trampus Ray of LaGrange; several nieces and nephews also survived.

Visitation will be held Friday evening from 6:00-8:00pm at Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 3:00pm at Oakland Baptist Church with Rev. Royce Hulett and Rev. Bobby Gale officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Swain will lie in state one hour prior to service.