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Page 2 ~I~ (~I~ncI~ ~nt~ ~e~,~ Wednesday, May 30, 2018 ES Daniel Lavaughn Hughes Daniel Lavaughn Hughes, 81, of Lake Park, died on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Lake City Medical Center fol- lowing a brief ill- ness. He was born on June 7, 1936 in Echols county to the late Carl Claude and Norma Mae Corbett Hughes and has been a lifelong resident of this area. He was a self- employed timber harvester and farmer and was active- ly involved his community. He had the heart of a ser- vant and extended a help- ing hand to those in need, including the building of the first Hispanic Church of God in Echols County. He loved and cared for his family deeply and was in- volved in their lives. His church was his passion and he enjoyed the work that he put into the church to fur- ther its ministry in reach- ing souls for Christ. He was able to accomplish his last dream, with the help of his brother, Lynn Hughes, to build Enoch Creek Church. He began to build the church in July 2016, and no matter how much pain he suffered, he was able to build and complete the church. The first services were held in June of 2017 t ollowed by its dedication in August 2017. He was also able to build and com- plete the new church out- door cookhouse in March of 2018. After his work was completed, he became very sick and was ready to leave this earth and join his fam- ily and many friends as God called him home. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Nell Culpepper Hughes of Lake Park; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Basil and Sandra Hughes of Valdosta and Regan Hughes of Lake Park; two daughters and sons-in-law, Yvonne and Tom Holt of Suwannee, Florida, and Cuba Nell and Jay West of Lake Park grandchildren and their spouses, Danny Hughes, Dana and Jason Bell, Pamela and Travis Taylor, Richard Hughes, Megan Hughes; Grace Lyn Hughes, Alayna West, AI- yssa West, and Shanna Zi- olkowski; great-grandchil- dren, Tiffany Taylor, Troy Taylor, Devenn Lilly, Dara Bell, Donoven Bell, So- phie Hughes; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Har- old Hughes, and Lynn and Sandra Hughes all of Lake Park; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Avery Lavaughn Hughes; a broth- er and sister-in-law, Claude and Lora Jean Hughes, and a nephew, Larry Lavaughn Hughes. Services for Daniel La- vaughn Hughes were held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 3 p.m. at the Enoch Creek Church with Rev. Zack Corbett officiating. The burial followed in the Enoch Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, dona- tions may be made to the Enoch Creek Church Build- ing Fund at P.O. Box 1247 Lake Park, Georgia 31636. Condolences to the fam- ily may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com. McLane Lakewood. ,janeard Allen Hendricks Mr. Janeard Allen Hen- dricks, 63, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018, in the South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta, following a short illness. Mr. Hendricks was born August 20, 1954, in Clinch County to the late Sammie Hendricks, Sr and Mary Thrift Hendricks. He re- tired from the Clinch Coun- ty Board of Commissioners as the Road Department Superintendent, where he was employed for 40 years. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lori Hen- dricks. Survivors are four sons and daughters-in-law, Ste- yen and Vonda Hendricks, Bill and Ava Hendricks, Ja- mie and Tracy Hendricks, all.of Homerville, and Der- ick and Allison Prescott of Raleigh, NC; two sisters, Zelda Jordan and Kim Da- vis, both of Homerville; three brothers and sisters- in-law, Andy and Faye Hendricks of Homerville, Matt and Carol Hendricks of Stockton and Doug & Loretta Hendricks, Homer- ville; eighteen grandchil- dren; three great grand- children, several nieces, nephews and other rela- tives. Funeral services for Mr. Hendricks were held Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 12.noon from the Shiloh Diane West graduates from the Georgia The Board or ~o Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces Clinch County graduates from the 2018 Region 11 Multi-Day Training Program. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business Academ Church. Officiating. was Rev. Cary Kight and Rev. Matt Hendricks. Interment was in the Shiloh Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Jamie Hendricks, Don Joyce, Joe Mizell, Archie Pittman, Troy Shaw, Jer- ry Herrin and Will Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Sherrie Mikell, Pam Welch, Jaclyn James, Debbie Pitt- man, Wesley and Lynn Humbers, Hollaway Griffis, Lawrence Lott, Johnny Ray Thomas, and Wink Strick- land. Sammy "Porky" Parr sang "Lead Me Home" and Matt Hendricks sang "Mid- night Cry" and "Welcome to Heaven." Sympathy may be ex- pressed by signing the on- line registry at www.round- treefuneralhome.net Roundtree Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. for Economic Development leaders, educators, and i social service providers ~:~ *"~r~':~ from 18 counties in South Central Georgia. - The Academy provided each of the graduates Deep wells. Semi-Deep Wells an opportunity to gain WI a unique understanding From left, Scott Purvis of Georgia Power, Diane West, and Jenny Robbins of Georgia EMC. Water Pump Sales and Service of the complexities of President, Community and state. We are proud of the specialized segments on economic and community Economic Development Strong partnership that business recruitment and Water Conditioner development on the local, (CED),PatB.Merritt, CEcD delivers this program in retention, tourism product t i regi nal, andstatelevels" says, "Our Community eachofourregionsevery development, downtown "6//7 Clinch County Development team is year," says Georgia Power development, planning, graduates at the May 22 proud to partner with Company Community. and other essentials for L1 800'342"9345 cerem0r/yinCIuded Diane and provide facilitationDevelopment Manager community success. In West. and presentation services Johnna Robinson, chair addition, the curriculum Created in 1993, the on behalf of Georgia's of the Georgia Academy features specific Academy assembles a electric membership board, leadership skills such cross section of economic cooperatives. Involved "One of the goals for as consensus building, development professionals since its inception, thethe multi-day regional ethics in public service, and resources to provide, team's work with the Academies is to encourage collaborativeleadership this training in all Academy graduates multi-county cooperation," and other segments twelve service delivery"has enhanced levels of says Corinne Thornton, needed for effective regions in Georgia. The leadership capacity and Director of the Georgia community leadership in :i Board of Directors of community development Academy for Economic economic development. how you insuring yo : life, home auto with Auto- ers Lutz, B rownp Peagler& M anley Owned & Operated by Eric Lutz &'Jeff Brown 28 East Dame Ave. Homerville 912-487-5411 the Academy represent public and private economic development organizations and agencies from across Georgia. Since its organization, the Academy has provided training for thousands of professional and non- professional economic developers around the state, and since 1998 the Academy has been offered annually in all twelve regions of the state. Georgia EMC and Georgia Power provide facilitators for the program, and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs provides staff support to this important program. Georgia EMC's Vice preparedness for continued economic development progress throughout the Region." In Region 11, CED cooperative members are Colquitt EMC, Irwin EMC, Okefenokee EMC, Satilla EMC and Slash Pine EMC. "Georgia Power has historically played a major role in the State's economic development. The Academy has formalized the opportunity to bring together stakeholders to share best practices, leverage expertise, and build relationships among our communities with the same goal in mind: ensuring economic growth. and prosperity for our Development. "Many times the participants discover the issues facing their community are the same as those facing other communities in their region, and can then combine limited resources to address the issue." The Academy's multi- day program, taught one day a month over a four- month period, includes training in the basics of economic and community development, plus Local elected officials may receive certification training credits through the Association County Commissioners of Georgia and the Georgia Municipal Association for completion of this program. The next Region 11 Georgia Academy for Economic Development will begin in February, 2019. For more information on this, please contact Kelly Lane by email at kelly.lane@dca.ga.gov: .I --%, -*