Death of Wendell Thomas

July 15, 2016

Miles Funeral Home in Hazlehurst announces the memorial service for John Wendel Thomas, age 84, of Hazlehurst, who passed away June 03, 2016. Services will be held at 2 PM Sunday, June 05, 2016 in the Hazlehurst First United Methodist Church.

Rev. Alvin Merritt & Rev. Josh Duckworth will officiate with burial in Palms Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Thomas was born in Quitman, Georgia. He was the son of the late Jesse Thomas & Goldie Jewel Lee Thomas and was the husband of the late Mary Jo McCarthy Thomas and was preceded in death by a sister: Janice Daugharty. He was a US Army Air Corp Veteran, Graduate of Ga. Military College, Graduate of Mercer University, Graduate of Cincinnati Motuary Science College with high honors, Co-Owner of Thomas & Sons Funeral Home, Owner-Operator of Wendel Thomas Egg Farm, Former EMA Director, Member of the Masonic Lodge, and was the Manager, Funeral Director and Embalmer of Miles Funeral Home. Mr. Thomas was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hazlehurst.

Survivors include: Daughters & Sons-in-law: Faith Thomas, Eleanor & John Moye, Molly & Terry Mullis of Macon, Melisa & Jeff Pace, Janice & Chet Conley of Hazlehurst, Sister: Barbara Somers of Vidalia; Boo-Daddy’s Grandchildren: John Conley, Sarah Nauert, Mary Susan Arnold, Grant Pace, Anna Parks, Matthew Dennis, Erin Caves, Megan Davenport, Jesse Pace, Mary Denson, Thomas Mullis, Adam Mullis; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews also survive.

Visitation will be after the service at 3 PM Sunday, June 5, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church Social Hall.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church Helping Hands Food Pantry.

Death of Bonnie Loyless

July 15, 2016

Bonnie Wainright Loyless, age 62, of Hazlehurst, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah.

Mrs. Loyless was born April 12, 1954 in Warner Robins to the late Walter Wainright and the late Helen Bazemore Wainright.
She was retired from Jeff Davis County Board of Education and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hazlehurst.

Survivors include her Daughter and Son-in-law, Deborah and Kevin Tuttle and Granddaughter, Elizabeth Tuttle of Port St. Joe, FL.; several cousins also survived.

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

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 15, 2016 at 2:00pm at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Josh Duckworth officiating. Interment will follow in Palms Memorial Garden.

Mrs. Loyless will lie in state one hour prior to service time.

Family can be contacted at the residence, 104 Wilson Street, Hazlehurst.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church, 41 S. Tallahassee Street, Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539.