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Mrs. Evelyn Kennedy Alderman
March 24, 1922 ~ June 5, 2021

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Mrs. Evelyn Kennedy Alderman, age 99, passed away early Saturday morning at her residence under the care of Regency Southern Care Hospice. She was a lifelong resident of Bulloch County and grew up on her parent’s farm. Mrs. Alderman graduated from Register High School in 1940 and it was in school that she met her husband, Stevie Alderman. They were married in 1940 and were married for forty-seven years at the time of his death. Mrs. Alderman worked at Belk’s in Statesboro as the Children’s Department Manager for eighteen years and retired in 1987. She joined the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church in 1953 and was a faithful member for sixty-eight years where she was a member of Faith Bible Study Class. Mrs. Alderman was always active in her church and community and was a member of the Statesboro Chapter of the Georgia Power Ambassadors. Her cooking skills are legendary, and she was always there to lead or assist in the church kitchen during activities. Mrs. Alderman’s famous pound cake was loved by her family and friends, and she enjoyed making them for others. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, working in her yard and doing for others. 

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Survivors include her son, Tommy Alderman of Swainsboro; her daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Stevie Groover of Statesboro; four grandchildren, Jessica (Jody) Clifton, James(Leandra) Alderman, Justin(Stephanie) Alderman, and Kevin(Hagan) Groover; twelve great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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Active pallbearers will be Lovett Bennett, Neal Burnsed, Gary Crosby, Al Groover, Garris Hotchkiss, and Todd Hutchens.

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Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Faith Bible Study Class and the Statesboro Chapter of the Georgia Power Ambassadors.

Deal Funeral Directors of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Linda Faye Roberts
March 1, 1955 ~ June 6, 2021

Linda Faye Roberts was born to Nellie Ruth and Benjamin Cecil Roberts on March 5, 1955.  Her disabilities were more than her parents could manage and she spent most of her life in assisted care.  At the age of 21, she found a life-long home at Statesboro Nursing Home, which is now called Eagle Health & Rehab.  She resided there for the next 43 years, and passed June 6, 2021,
at 66 years of age.

While denied use of arms and legs, her mind remained sharp.  She was very social and was a favorite of caretakers and visitors.  Many remembered her for her blue eyes and big smile as she greeted everyone who came through.

Linda Faye loved candy and kisses.  She had an attitude that brightened the days of her caretakers whom she considered to be family.

Linda Faye’s extended family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation for the wonderful care she received at Eagle Health & Rehab, for her supportive church group, and for Nita, the very special person who would come and read to her.

Linda Faye was a Christian and there is no doubt that her soul is dancing and singing in heaven.

A memorial service will be held at Eagle Health & Rehab.

Deal Funeral Directors of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Mary Lou Slater Sabb
June 8, 2021

It is with great sympathy, that we the family of Hill’s Mortuary, announce the passing of Mrs.

Mrs. Mary Lou  Slater Sabb

Mary Lou Slater Sabb, who departed this earthly life, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility. We solicit your prayers and thoughts for her loving family and friends at this time.

Funeral arrangements are fourth coming.

Final rites have been entrusted to Hill’s Mortuary, Inc.

Mrs. Pearlie Mae Lockhart Armstrong
January 11, 1942 ~ June 8, 2021

With sadness and compassion, Craig R. Tremble Funeral Homes, Inc, Statesboro Chapel, along with the Armstrong Family, announce the passing of Mrs. Pearlie Mae Armstrong.

Mrs. Pearlie Mae Armstrong, age 79, of Savannah, GA., passed on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at her residence. She was a Bulloch County native but resided in Chatham County. She retired from the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville, GA. after 17 years.

She was a dedicated woman of prayer, in which she shared with others.

She is survived by her husband Slaten Armstrong of Savannah, GA. Her son Freddy Lockhart of Augusta, GA.; sister Josie Mae (Aaron) Cone of Brooklet, GA.; brothers Billy Lockhart and John Lockhart both of Statesboro, GA., Glen Lockhart of Seaside Marina, CA.; step children Charles Armstrong and Gail Armstrong both of Savannah, GA., and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced later by Craig R. Tremble Funeral Homes, Inc., Statesboro Chapel, 238 West Main Street, Statesboro, GA, 30458.

Mr. Johnny Lee Hammersmith 
3/9/47 – 6/10/21

At age 16 our dad traded in a rough childhood for 2 tours on a riverboat in Vietnam. He never spoke of it.
At age 21, he had sparkling blue eyes for our beautiful 16-year-old mom. 
Nine months later Kim took her first breath and dad was at the hospital, waiting. 
Three years after that, Mike took his first breath, and dad was at the hospital, waiting. 
Today, June 10, 2021, he took his last breath and we were there. 

In between his first and last breath, he was a lot of things. 

  • A Momma’s-boy
  • Baby-brother 
  • Hood
  • Sailor
  • Veteran
  • Husband 
  • Dad 
  • Uncle
  • Coach 
  • Jokester
  • Glazier
  • Entrepreneur 
  • Home-builder
  • Friend
  • Partier
  • Home-wrecker 
  • Lover
  • Dealer
  • Gun-runner
  • Convict
  • Addict
  • Grandpa 
  • Character
  • …and ultimately a Legend. 

We can’t save each other, but we can be there.
We loved each other.
It was complicated.
It was life.

Before our dad departed, he asked who was standing at the door.  No one was there physically, however, we’d like to believe it was our mom whose 15 year anniversary of death was the day after he passed. Or perhaps it was his beloved mother Muriel, his sister Nancy, his nephew Aaron, or his partner-in-crime, Martin. Cheers to you all. Legends. 

He is survived by his daughter Kim Owens and her husband (Chris) and their sons (Cash & Kai); his son Mike Hammersmith and his wife (Christine); his sister Evie Pappas and many nieces, nephews, and their children; and we can’t leave out his best friends Tim and Brad. He is a veteran of the Navy and the Coast Guard. 

The family will hold a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind.  This is the school that is giving his grandson, Kai, a guide dog. https://donate.guidingeyes.org

Deal Funeral Directors of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Harvey James Faglier
October 25, 1925 – June 10, 2021

Mr. Harvey James Faglier passed away June 10, 2021 at Southern Manor Assisted Living under the care of Hospice with Regency Southern Care.

He was born in Avera, Georgia in Jefferson County on October 14, 1925, the son of George Cecil Faglier and Theola Pittman Faglier.

He started cutting wood as a boy with his father and brothers in Wrens, Ga. He met his wife, Maggie, in the shipyards of Savannah, GA during the war.

Mr. Harvey James Faglier

He owned and operated several businesses in his lifetime to include a service station and motel in his hometown of Wrens, GA; a convenience-store and night club (The Red Candle) on highway 80 Statesboro.

His wife suffered a severe stroke and he cared for her for seven years and had moved to Hixson, TN where his daughter could be of help. When his wife passed in 2000 he returned to Bulloch County and to Braswell Food Company, where he had worked as a young man, and it was there that he concluded his public work at age 87.

Preceded in death by his beloved wife Maggie Finch Faglier, after 57 years of marriage, his only son Harvey Larry Faglier in 2014, his special friend Ruby Mock of 10 years in 2017; also his father and mother; five brothers Arthur Williams, G.C. Faglier, Ted Faglier, Joe Faglier and Eugene Faglier; three sisters Bernice Perdue, Agnes Carpenter and Barbara Woodward.

He is survived by his daughter Martha Faglier Fama and her husband James Joseph Fama of Hixson, TN; grandsons Flint Faglier Clark of Millen, GA and Christopher Faglier of Las Vegas, NV and great grandson Hunter Clark.

Visitation will be Monday, June 14, 2021 from 10:00 am till 11:00 am at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home followed by a service at 11:00 am in the chapel with Pastor Thomas Hendrix officiating.

Interment will be at Bulloch Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Flint Faglier Clark, Hunter Clark, Javay Darrell Finch, Jim Fama, David Heape and Doy Lastingter.

Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Jacky Clinton “Jimbo” Waters Jr.
July 6, 1962 – June 9, 2021

Jack ‘Jimbo’ Waters Jr., born July 6, 1962, left for his Heavenly Home on June 9, 2021 after a very courageous battle with cancer. He fought so hard to stay for his family, but he is now free from this body. His family is celebrating his Heavenly homecoming, but his departure leaves a huge hole for so many.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Waters Sr and his step-father, JD Clark.

Mr. Jacky Clinton "Jimbo" Waters Jr


He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Michele, his children Andrew (Melissa), Amber, Kristy Tyler (Bobby) and Seth (Heather), his Mother, Sandra Clark (Jimmy), his In-laws, Gary Lewers (Judy), sister In-l, Jena McGrath (Michael), brother, West (Jamie), grandchildren, Jackson, Ian, Madilyn and Maddox and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Jack graduated from Statesboro High School in 1980. While in high school, he worked at ITT Grinnell. After graduation, he worked at Plant Vogel as a crane operator. He loved being outdoors and transitioned into a life-long career in Home Building for over 30 years. He loved envisioning beautiful houses or home additions and seeing them built to his idea which gave him great pride.

Jack loved his family fiercely! He enjoyed being a part of several bands in his life playing guitar and had a passion for music. He loved UGA Football, NASCAR racing, hunting, fishing, boating, flying RC airplanes and watching his son and grandchildren race go-karts. He would help anyone. He brought home many wounded animals because he had such a huge heart.

Honorary Pallbearers are Bobby Lane, Charlie Crowley, Dennis Lee, Mike Sloan, Worth Presley, Hal Miller, Thomas Lariscy, Tommy Brown and Bruce Jones.

  • Visitation will be Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 5pm-8pm at Joiner Anderson Funeral Home.
  • The funeral service will be held on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Joiner Anderson with Reverend Will Griffith officiating.

Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory in Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.

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