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Cynthia Marnita Lott

?Services for Cynthia Marnita Lott were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Lumber City. Interment was held in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lumber City.

Overseer Jonathon Reed officated with Pastor Shwanada Reed as eulogist.

On Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, God’s angels called our beloved Cynthia Lott to be with her Father. Cynthia Marnita Lott was born August 7, 1956 in Lumber City. Both of her parents, Wesley Robinson and Lorene Howard, preceded her in death. She grew up in Lumber City and graduated from Telfair County High School. Cynthia later married Troy Lott in 1980. 

During her early adult life, Cynthia was the first African-American Secretary for Alamo Shirt Factory. She worked at Amercord in Lumber City. Later, she worked as a part-time seamstress and babysitter. Cynthia was a faithful member of New Life Ministries of Lumber City, before moving to Virginia to live with her oldest son. While in Virginia, Cynthia attended New Hope Baptist Church.

She enjoyed cooking and attending church to praise the Lord. Cynthia was loved for her candid and hilarious personality. She dedicated her life to raising her six children with love and faith.

Cynthia leaves to cherish her memory six children, Trudy Henry (Duluth), Brandon (LaQuarsha) Lott (Hampton, Va.), Xeric Lott (Atlanta), Brittney Lott (Washington D.C.), Robert McEady (Hazlehurst) and Justin McEady (Atlanta); seven siblings, Veronica (Freddie) Harmon, Sophia Brown, Vivian Howell, George Howard, Carlton Howard, Darryl Robinson and Ronald Robinson; seven grandchildren, Kira, Zavion, Braylon, Isaiah, Carson, Ethan, and Zeliah; and a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and friends.

Active pallbearers were Brandon Lott, Troy Kirk, Xeric Lott, Bruce King, Robert McEady and Jesse Conaway.

Flower attendants: friends of the family.

King Brothers Funeral Home of Hazlehurst was in charge or arrangements.

Caroline Peel Neglia

??After a long illness, Jane Caroline Peel Neglia, 80, passed away in her home Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 surrounded by family and caregivers.

She was born April 12, 1934 in Milan and raised there and Macon. The eldest of Arnold and Eva Peel’s four daughters, she graduated from Georgia State College for Women and spent her adult life in Jacksonville where she was a demanding but fair teacher for 39 years in the Duval County Schools. A parishioner of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepard in Riverside-Avondale, she was an avid reader, a lifelong learner and a thoroughgoing history trivia buff.

Mrs. Neglia was preceded in death by her first husband, Marshall A. Martin Jr. and her second husband, John Neglia. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Jane Hill (Jon) of Carrboro, N.C. and Caroline James (Garrett) of Jacksonville; a stepson, Michael Neglia (Sharon) of Orange Park; two grandsons, Jonothan Hill Jr. of New York City and Garrison James of Jacksonville; two sisters, Mary House of Jacksonville and Peggy Jones of Milan; a brother-in-law, Robert Butterfield of Rochester, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. at Jacksonville Memory Gardens and followed by services at 2 p.m. Flowers are welcome. If friends or family desire, memorials may be directed to Community Hospice of NE Florida and the Jacksonville Humane Society.

Please sign the online guestbook at
Jacksonville Memory Gardens of Orange Park, Fla. was in charge of arrangements.

Vaughn Funeral Home of McRae was in charge of arrangements.

James Ray Strickland

?James Ray Strickland, 62, of Fitzgerald passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 at the VA Hospital in Dublin.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 in the chapel of Lowe’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Royce Hulett officiating. Interment followed in the Jacksonville Cemetery in Jacksonville, Ga.

The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10 at the funeral home.

Ray Strickland was born Nov. 8, 1951 in Douglas to the late James Alford and Lula Mae Strickland. He was a 1969 graduate of Telfair County High School and then was inducted into the United States Army in 1971 to 1973, in which he served his country honorably for two years. He was stationed in Okinawa and Vietnam. While serving in Vietnam he received many awards and medals. He was a member of the Georgia Defense Force receiving many awards and ribbons.
Ray was a former machine maintenance at Shaw, Roydon Wear, Burlin Underwear Factory and a 966

Front End Loader at Gilman and a Tool Room Maintenance at Kimberly Mobile Homes, Sweetwater Homes and Fleetwood Mobile Home. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and taking photographs at weddings, taking trips with his family and reading his Bible. He was a member of the Jacksonville United Methodist Church and later a member of Fitzgerald Church of God. He was a dedicated husband and father.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Bonnie Strickland of Fitzgerald; daughter, Wendy (Rich) Prather of Butler, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Brianna Prather and Brittany Prather of Butler, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Mary Ann (George) Harper of Broxton and Kay (Hal) Ussery of Hazlehurst; sisters-in-laws, Alice Fletcher and Connie Turner of Mystic; Emily (Tim) Shivers of Bowing Green, Kentucky.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jason Ray Strickland and his father and mother, James and Lula Mae Strickland.
Donations may be made to Lowe’s Funeral Home, P.O. Box 9, Helena, Ga. 31037 to help family with travel expenses.

Please register online condolences at

Lowe’s Funeral Home of Helena was in charge of arrangements.


Janice Rita Windham

?Miss Janice Rita Windham, age 73, of Glenwood died Sunday afternoon Oct. 12, 2014, at Community Hospice of Vidalia after an extended illness.

She was a native of Wheeler County and had resided most of her life in McRae; returning to Glenwood in 2011. She was a graduate of Brewton Parker College and Georgia Southern University. She was a retired teacher, and was a member of Georgia Retired Educators Association. Miss Windham was a member of the First Baptist Church of McRae.

She was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.

Miss Janice is survived by one sister, Dianne Thompson of Kingsport, Tenn. Several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Graveside funeral services for Miss Janice Rita Windham will be held Thursday, October 16 at 2 p.m. in the Edge Memorial Cemetery in Glenwood with Rev. Norwood Davidson and Rev. Steve Pilkinton officiating. The family will receive friends at the Stewart-Rosier Funeral Home Glenwood Chapel beginning at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Glenwood Chapel is in charge of arrangements.






















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