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hile other rural areas across the state are losing local hospitals to closures, we in Bulloch County are fortunate to have East Georgia Regional Medical Center with over 600 employees and over 95 physicians representing a wide range of specialties to serve our area. EGRMC has 149 private patient rooms with full baths, telephones, television and Wi-Fi access. Plus a Women’s Pavilion dedicated to the unique health concerns of women, offering a full range of services, education opportunities and maternity care. In this issue we highlight the doctors of EGRMC in the official 2019 Physicians Guide. You’ll find information on each physician and their specialties beginning on page 19. We’re also featuring another area provider of multiple wellness services, Optim Healthcare. We sit down with orthopedic specialist Dr. Delan Gaines to learn about the specific demands of providing orthopedic support to area athletes. We also learn about the other doctors on the Optim team who keep the Eagles, the Blue Devils, the Yellow Jackets, the Panthers and the Gators healthy and playing to win! The “Smile Doctors,” Suketu and Anjali Patel, offer another perspective on staying healthy. A surgeon with East Georgia Center for Oral & Facial Surgery, Suketu has been practicing in Statesboro for over six years and has just opened a new office and surgery center in the Market District. Anjali has been practicing pediatric dentistry in Swainsboro, with Emanuel Dental Center, but will be opening a new office in Statesboro this summer. Both are actively involved in the Statesboro community and are looking forward to providing exceptional dental services for the area. A very special addition to this issue is a section beginning on page 59, devoted to locally owned and operated Joiner Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory. Joiner Anderson is the only funeral home in the area that owns a crematory, a monument company and a cemetery. This special section provides all of the answers to questions you may have about those final arrangements, before the time comes. The professionals at Joiner Anderson offer arrangement conferences for funeral pre-planning to provide peace of mind for you and your family. Don’t miss our annual “Summer Fun” section, a feature devoted to filling those lazy hot days with plenty to do in and around Statesboro. Full of camps for children, you’ll find something entertaining and educational to keep them busy during the summer break. Keep this magazine on hand as a reference guide to the superior healthcare professionals who serve the Statesboro area, and use the special section on Joiner Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory as a resource in helping you plan for the future. You can find both digital versions throughout the year on our website at www.statesboromagazine.com. Enjoy!

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CIRCULATION: Statesboro Magazine is published bi-monthly (six issues a year) at a $20.00 annual subscription rate by Statesboro Publishing Company, Inc. Standard postage paid at Statesboro, GA. To subscribe, email Statesboro Magazine Editor, Jenny Foss at jfoss@StatesboroMagazine.com or call 912.489.2181. The cover and contents of Statesboro Magazine are fully protected by copyright laws of the United States and may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without the written consent of Statesboro Magazine. We are not responsible for loss of unsolicited inquiries, manuscripts, photographs, transparencies or other materials. Such materials will not be returned unless accompanied by return postage. Address letters and editorial contributions to Statesboro Magazine, P.O. Box 1084, Statesboro, GA 30459. Copyright © 2018/2019 by Statesboro Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Frank Fortune Frank is the national award winning freelance photographer who holds the distinction of shooting 20 years’ worth of covers for Statesboro Magazine. He retired from Georgia Southern after having been responsible for capturing the University’s history on film and video for 30 years. Throughout his career Frank’s enjoyed all aspects of photography, including sports, still-life, landscape, and architecture. He and his wife, Mandy, are the proud parents of teens, Jack and Cate.

ESTABLISHED MARCH 1, 2000

Jenny Starling Foss Editor

Joe McGlamery Publisher

Hunter McCumber Art Director

Lazar Brown Oglesby

Erica Sellers Advertising & Marketing Director

Lazar Brown Oglesby is the owner of Honey Catering and Café and Dolan’s BBQ both located in Millen and Honey Too located in Statesboro. Lazar attended Ogeechee Technical College where she earned a Culinary Arts degree. In 2012 Lazar followed a lifelong dream and opened Honey Catering and Café. She enjoys cooking Southern food with an adventurous twist! Lazar is known for her famous cheesecakes of which she has over 100 flavors. Lazar recently started the Honey Blog to share her recipes and stories.

Frank Fortune Contributing Photographer Statesboro Magazine is proudly produced by:

Ture Blue From Eagle Nation is a column brought to you by Georgia Southern University, where we cherish our place in the larger Statesboro community. In each issue, we hope to bring interesting and informative stories to the readers of Statesboro Magazine.Doy Cave is the Marketing Content Manager in the Office of Marketing and Communications at the University, and resides with his family in Statesboro.

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The View From Here Ric Mandes, a popular essayist, retired after 27 years as Director of Public Relations and Development for Georgia Southern. His memories about growing up and living in South Georgia inspire his writings. He’s a published author and former newspaper columnist for the AJC.

Spiritual Pathways Bill Perry grew up in Live Oak, Florida, a small town just south of Valdosta, GA. After graduating from Stetson University, he earned three degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2004, he retired as pastor of First Baptist Church of Statesboro after serving that congregation for 22 years. He and his wife, Margaret, registrar of Statesboro High School before her retirement in 2005, have two daughters, five grandsons, and one granddaughter. Bill has been very much involved in community life in Statesboro. He is an avid reader and has been a runner since 1973. May/June 2019 • 5


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ABOUT THE COVER They’re smiling from ear to ear because this marks the first year since moving to the area that Suketu and Anjali Patel will both be practicing dentistry in the same town! Dr. Suketu Patel has opened new facilities in the Market District for his practice, East Georgia Center for Oral & Facial Surgery, and Dr. Anjali Patel is opening a new practice, Statesboro Pediatric Dentistry, at 613 North Grady Street this month. That’s something to smile about! Captured in their element by award winning photographer Frank Fortune.

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MAY 18 STATESBORO YOUTH BALLET SPRING SHOWCASE 7:30 P.M. FREE ADMISSION 33 EAST MAIN STREET EMMA KELLY THEATER AVERITT CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Statesboro Youth Ballet’s annual Spring Showcase demonstrating pieces from each level of our program. Featuring classical ballet, contemporary ballet, tap, and excerpts and variations from classical ballets such as La Bayadere, Sleeping Beauty, and Giselle.

MAY 18 IF THESES CEMETERIES COULD TALK 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. JOHNSON GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY 149 JOHNSON GROVE CHURCH ROAD BULLOCH COUNTY

Oral Historian, Dr. Alvin D. Jackson, conducts monthly cemetery tours, where he discusses the lives of enslaved and free people who rest in the graves of historic African American cemeteries in Bulloch County. Old Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church (since 1883) Cemetery was the first of 33 known African American Cemeteries of Bulloch County, Georgia to be toured. Participants will meet at the Willow Hill School, 4235 Willow Hill Road (Portal, Georgia), at 8:00 a.m. and travel to the Cemetery for a 9:00 a.m. tour.

MAY 21 SAFE HAVEN/CITIZENS AGAINST VIOLENCE LEADERS INITIATE ACTION 8:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. $40/PERSON INCLUDES BREAKFAST HOLIDAY INN 455 COMMERCE DRIVE STATESBORO

Domestic Violence in the Workplace: It Is Your Business! Victims of domestic violence are impacted in both their homes and work lives. These worlds are not that far apart and when they collide, the results can be devastating for everyone. Come learn how to recognize, respond, refer, and reach out! Please contact Kim at Safe Haven to reserve your space at (912) 764-4605.

MAY 23 MAY 18 DESIGNER BAG BINGO! 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. TICKETS $20/PERSON IN ADVANCE - $25/PERSON AT THE DOOR LOCO’S RESTAURANT 91 BRIARWOOD LANE STATESBORO

To help raise money to support a local animal rescue organization we will be playing 10 FUN Games of bingo at Loco’s in Statesboro. There are prizes for each round’s winner, plus each round’s winner gets their name entered for the drawings for three designer bags at the end of the event! If you and your guests bring a bag/cans of dog or cat food, cat litter, collars or leashes for the rescue animals, then you receive a ticket for multiple door prize drawings! Tickets may be purchased at Retails Thrift Store or American Roofing located in downtown Statesboro.

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DREW WIGGINS HOMETOWN CONCERT! 7:30 P.M. TICKETS $15/PERSON 33 EAST MAIN STREET EMMA KELLY THEATER AVERITT CENTER FOR THE ARTS

“Born and raised right here in Bulloch County, my roots grow deep in the southern traditions of living life in the outdoors and rooting on the Georgia Southern Eagles! Growing up in a musical family, I was blessed to have country, bluegrass, and gospel musical influences early on and it created a passion inside of me to perform and write music that I feel inspires, but also relates to the everyday hardworking country folk. Everybody has a different story, and I’m so blessed to be able to tell those stories through the songs that I write, sing, and perform. I’m proud to be a Believer, an American, a Husband and Dad, and also a Georgia Southern Eagle Alum! Hail Southern and God Bless America!” Tickets can be purchased at the Averitt Center Main Gallery Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., by calling 912-212-2787 or online at www.averittcenterforthearts.org.


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JUNE 1 AN EVENING FOR THE CANINES 6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. TICKETS $20/PERSON THE OAK ROOM OGEECHEE TECHNICAL COLLEGE

A great night benefiting an awesome cause! Ticket purchase enters you into general raffle, access to the silent auction, food, drinks, and entertainment. Meet K9 teams from across the State! Georgia Police K-9 Foundation is an all-volunteer 501c3 non-profit organization that assists active and retired K9s across the State of Georgia! Get your tickets today! https://gapolicek9foundation.org/k9shop/

JUNE 15 & 16 FULL MOON CAMPING & KAYAKING WEEKEND 10:00 A.M. JUNE 15 GEORGE L. SMITH STATE PARK TWIN CITY, GEORGIA

Join us for a weekend of camping, kayaking and good times at George L. Smith State Park! With natural beauty, lakeside camping and cozy cottages, this secluded park is the perfect South Georgia retreat. It is best known for the refurbished Parrish Mill and Pond, a combination gristmill, saw mill, covered bridge and dam built in 1880.

JUNE 20-23 THE GIN GAME 7:30 P.M., JUNE 23RD MATINEE 3:00 P.M. TICKETS $16/PERSON 41 WEST MAIN STREET WHITAKER BLACK BOX THEATER AVERITT CENTER FOR THE ARTS

JUNE 7 STAYCATION – F1RST FRIDAY 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. FREE FAMILY EVENT DOWNTOWN STATESBORO

In June F1RST Friday focuses on Statesboro as a vacation destination. Food and craft vendors and area businesses celebrate all the great things about summer in Statesboro such as sunshine, time at the pool, time to spend with your friends and family, and local activities to keep everyone of all ages entertained.

This winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Drama uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self-righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives. This production will be directed by actor and producer Chas. Floyd Johnson who is best known for his work in The Rockford Files, Magnum P.I, JAG and NCIS. Some language may not be suitable for all audiences. Tickets can be purchased at the Averitt Center Main Gallery Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., by calling 912-212-2787 or online at www.averittcenterforthearts.org.

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Pictured: (L-R) Mayra Martin, FirstPage Marketing; Emily Zimmerman, Evans General Contractors; Ruel Joyner, Past Chairman of Leadership Southeast Georgia; Kendria Lee, Georgia Southern University; Lee Beckmann, Chairman of Leadership Southeast Georgia; Paul Roesel, The Sack Company; Neil Dawson, LS3P ASSOCIATES, LTD.; Erica Palmisano, FirstPage Marketing; Lucas Renfroe, FirstPage Marketing.

Sponsors Donate $51,000 to 2019 Leadership Southeast Georgia Program

Businesses from our 10-county region have donated $51,000 to Leadership Southeast Georgia for its fivemonth leadership development program in 2019. Sponsors include Evans General Contractors, Gulfstream Aerospace, Advanced Door Systems, The Sack Company, Georgia Power, Georgia Southern University, the Savannah Airport Commission, LS3P ASSOCIATES, LTD. and FirstPage Marketing. For Evans General Contractors, 2019 marks the third consecutive year the international firm with offices in Atlanta and Savannah has generously supported the LSEGA program at a leading level. Leadership Southeast Georgia began 20 years ago when civic and business leaders in ten southeast Georgia counties collaborated to create a program to promote community and economic development, build relationships and improve the quality of life throughout the region. The annual five-month program is designed to develop the potential of its participants through education and networking events throughout the region. The class of 2019 has 25 members from the following counties: Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/

GS student lands prestigious clinical rotation at Mayo Clinic Georgia Southern University medical laboratory science student Lauren Frank recently edged ahead of student hopefuls from around the country to earn a six-month medical laboratory assistant clinical rotation at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. “It means so much to be chosen for a clinical rotation at the Mayo Clinic,” she noted. “It has always been a dream of mine to work at Mayo.” Medical laboratory scientists are trained to provide essential clinical information to healthcare providers and are responsible for assuring reliable results that contribute to the prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of physiological and pathological conditions. 10 • Statesboro Magazine

Doing Justice, Loving Mercy, Walking Humbly. — Micah 6:8

Briggs & Stratton Named Manufacturer of the Year

April, Gov. Brian Kemp named Briggs & Stratton Corporation, located in Statesboro, Georgia, the winner of the 2019 Manufacturer of the Year award in the category of Medium Manufacturer with 151 to 500 employees. Briggs & Stratton earned the honor based on a range of criteria, including its economic impact, community involvement and corporate responsibility, and commitment to workforce development and excellence. Briggs & Stratton has operated in the Statesboro community since 1995 and employs approximately 430 people at its facility in Statesboro, Georgia. The Statesboro facility began operation in 1995 and is the largest manufacturing employer in Bulloch County’s Gateway Industrial Park. The company recently moved production of its V-Twin Vanguard engines from a joint venture partnership in Japan that created nearly 100 new jobs in Statesboro. Briggs & Stratton and its employees have been one of the largest financial supporters of the United Way in Bulloch County and employees provide leadership on various business and civic boards, including Leadership Bulloch and Kiwanis Club. This is the 25th year celebrating Manufacturing Appreciation Week in Georgia. This year’s sponsors included the Georgia Association of Manufacturers, the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Power, and Aprio. In his proclamation declaring April 15-19 as Manufacturing Appreciation Week, Gov. Kemp noted the tremendous contribution manufacturing makes to the state’s economic growth. According to the proclamation nearly 9,802 manufacturing facilities are located in Georgia, providing 406,602 jobs and generating more than $22.7 billion in wages for Georgia’s citizens. Manufacturing contributed more than $61 billion to the state’s economy last year.


Downtown Statesboro Development Authority Receives 2019 National Main Street Accreditation Downtown Statesboro Development Authority has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs to recognize their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach™ The performance of the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority/Main Street Statesboro is annually evaluated by the Georgia Main Street Program, which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet ten national performance standards. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, documenting programmatic progress, and actively preserving historic buildings. The Statesboro Main Street program 2017 Community Impact Report includes the program’s progress for the year. In 2018, downtown Statesboro had 129 promotional events with an attendance of 52,117 and volunteers served 1,743 hours. Fifteen rehabilitation projects were completed in the district that cost $294,040, and over $212,000 in public improvement projects. The total amount of public reinvestment in the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority was $2,251,543. Allen Muldrew, Executive Director for the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority stated, “The time is right, we have growth and opportunity and business are investing and moving into the Blue Mile in downtown Statesboro.” Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/

Archibald Bulloch Chapter NSDAR Awards Area Middle & High School Students Archibald Bulloch Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, held its annual awards ceremony for the high school and college students, and 5th through 8th grade students, who showed exemplary accomplishments in American History, Citizenship and Patriotism. Since these are nationally sponsored contests, the first place winners will go on to competition at the next level. The American History Essay Contest subject this year was “The Women’s Suffrage Campaign.”

Pictured: (L-R) Regent Pat Long, Julianna Huffling, 2nd place (8th grade, Trinity Christian), Maya Nessmith, 3rd place, (Trinity Christian), Valerie B. Vladescu, 1st place winner, (8th grade, Bulloch Academy) and Valerie Jenkins, 1st place winner, (7th grade, Bulloch Academy). Winners Olivia Wren and Camille Marie Wall are not pictured.

The purpose of the DAR Good Citizen Program is to encourage and reward one senior from each of the Bulloch County schools who exemplifies the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in both their school and personal activities. These students receive a certificate and a DAR Good Citizen Pin. The winners of this contest also receive cash prizes from Farmers & Merchants Bank, presented by Trish Tootle.

Pictured: (L-R) Trish Tootle and Faye Rourks from Farmers & Merchants Bank; Alaliyah Sandifer, Southeast Bulloch; Madison Williams, Portal High School; Sierra Deal (winner)Bulloch Academy; Michael Vescio, Statesboro High School, and Good Citizens Committee Chair Diane Allen.

In the area of patriotism and service, area high schools and university ROTC students who demonstrate loyalty and patriotism toward their country and who have earned a record of military and scholastic achievement are selected to win the DAR medal of achievement and campaign bar, along with a cash award from Citizen’s Bank of the South and the Metter branch, Synovus Bank.

Pictured: (L-R) National Defense Chair Martha Ray, Cadet Anna Walker, Georgia Southern University ROTC; Kevin Daniel Detillion, Metter High School; Darcie Dianna Guentze, South East Bulloch High School with MAJ Jeff Odeguard; and CPT Lee Sirmans from Metter High School. Not pictured: Skylar Williams-Hamilton, Statesboro High School.

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Building on a Legacy of Service in Georgia The state’s newest, most-advanced health professions training center is at Georgia Southern University. This center adds to our long history of preparing health professionals to serve rural, suburban and urban areas throughout the region, as Georgia Southern represents nearly 20 percent of all the undergraduate health professions degrees in the state. DISCOVER MORE. CONNECT MORE. BE MORE.


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reating patients like family. That’s the philosophy embraced by smile doctors, Suketu and Anjali Patel. Both board certified dentists, Suketu is an M.D. as well, and together they are celebrating new developments in their respective practices in Statesboro. An oral surgeon by training, Suketu was working in New Jersey, after completing his residency at the University of Pennsylvania Health System/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, when Dr. Rodrigo Uribe invited Suketu to join his practice, East Georgia Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, in Statesboro. “It was where I wanted to be,” said Suketu. “My parents were in Chicago and I came to hate the cold weather. We were also attracted to the small town life. My wife is a native of Milledgeville, and we thought Statesboro provided a similar quality of life, while being close to her family.” Anjali was the 2002 valedictorian of Baldwin High School in Milledgeville. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Villanova University in 2005, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2009. That’s where she met Suketu. “I had a difficult extraction during dental school, and I needed some assistance,” she said. “Suketu was older and further along in school, so I asked him to help me.” They were married in Atlanta in 2010, after she graduated from dental school and between Suketu’s residencies in general surgery and in oral and maxillofacial surgery at University of Pennsylvania Health System. Both chose dentistry because they wanted to help people and because they wanted to make a difference. Also, because of the esthetics and the science involved. “I always thought dentistry might be a great way to integrate my artistic ability with my scientific curiosity,” said Anjali.

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the smile doctors I believe that if you work hard, and take care of your patients like family, everything else will fall into place. - SUKETU PATEL

Going to the dentist was a positive experience for Suketu, something he wanted to recreate for his patients. “I loved going to the dentist as a kid and I enjoy working with my hands,” said Suketu. “I like the blend of science and taking care of people.” Both were also influenced by their respective family members, several of whom also pursued careers in medicine. Suketu’s sister is a pharmacist in the Chicago area, while Anjali’s brother is a pulmonologists in Milledgeville, where her father also practiced for over 40 years. Dentistry is a passion they share. Together they offer a full range of dental services for area patients. Earlier this year, Suketu opened new offices for East Georgia Oral and Facial Surgery at 1800 Brampton Avenue in the Market District. “Our new facilities offer up to date technology in dental medicine and space upstairs in a lecture hall especially designed for continuing education training for my staff, and my colleagues,” said Suketu. He believes in keeping abreast of the very latest techniques and practices in dental surgery. Suketu is a former Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral Surgery and Pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He is currently on staff at East Georgia Regional Medical Center and Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro, where a second office of his practice is located. He specializes in surgery with particular areas of interest in extraction of wisdom teeth, dental implants, bone grafting, biopsies, sedation, pediatric oral surgery, orthognathic surgery, facial trauma, oral and maxillofacial pathology, and TMJ disorders. Suketu takes pride in providing specialized and empathetic care to all of his patients. “I believe that if you work hard, and take care of your patients like family, everything else will fall into place,” said Suketu. Treating patients like family is a core value both doctors share. “I also believe in treating patients like family,” said Anjali. “It’s an excellent focus.” As the mother of 7-year-old Rayan and 5-year-old Lara, Anjali is especially in tune with the needs of children and mothers when it comes to going to the dentist. 16 • Statesboro Magazine


“I worked as an adult dentist in the beginning of my career,” said Anjali. “I noticed with many of the patients there was a real fear of going to the dentist. I decided then to specialize in pediatric dentistry to try to affect change in the way patients perceive the dentist experience. Children are naturally enthusiastic and hold a positive outlook. I enjoy making their visits great experiences.” Anjali has created a child-focused practice with a jungle theme and a zebra mascot. A warm and inviting waiting area is designed just for kids. She puts patients at ease with exam rooms mirroring the jungle theme. There is a zebra room, a giraffe room and a cheetah room. The “fun” atmosphere is also reflected in her approach; most of her patients refer to her as “Dr. A.” “My goal is from the moment they enter, I want it to be positive and fun, until they leave,” she said. “Maintaining oral health is important, so we talk about teeth and brushing as positive experiences, which we hope will carry over into the home. We offer a child-friendly experience that puts children at ease immediately. I’m proud that my entire staff is trained in working with kids.” She offers complete dental care for children including sedation if needed. Anjali provides treatment for special needs children

and those with complex medical histories. She covers children ranging from infant to 18-years-old. “I really enjoy working with children and teens, it is very rewarding. I want them to have fun and leave with a smile,” she said. A board certified dentist, Anjali is also on staff at East Georgia Regional Medical Center and opens her new practice – Statesboro Pediatric Dentistry at 613 East Grady Street, in Statesboro – on May 7, 2019. She is already accepting new patients. Both of the doctors are active in the community. Suketu is a former “Dancing with the Statesboro Stars” contestant, raising funds for Safe Haven, the local women’s shelter. He is an active member of the Ogeechee River Medical Society and the East Georgia Physicians Group. Anjali is a former board member for Safe Haven and The Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County. She has also provided dental services to children in Nicaragua and Costa Rica on outreach dental mission trips. “We like being involved in the community, and the small town life we enjoy with our children here,” said Anjali. “We look forward to seeing new patients and familiar ones at our new locations.” S May/June 2019 • 17


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he administration and staff at East Georgia Regional Medical Center are pleased to provide you with this physician directory. We are proud of the physicians who practice at our facility, and have designed this directory to introduce you to our expanding medical staff. The listings will help you select the best doctor for you and your family. In order to offer the high quality medical care you have come to expect from East Georgia Regional Medical Center, we continue to expand our experienced medical staff by recruiting some of the finest physicians across the nation. You can be confident that our physicians are fully committed to providing your family with medical care that is both personal and technologically advanced. If you would like more information about a physician or the services provided by East Georgia Regional Medical Center, please call (912) 486-1510. Thank you for your continuing support of our medical center.

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Nutrition Services..........................................486-1535 One Call Scheduling..................................... 764-5656 Pain Management..........................................486-1120 Radiology..................................................... 486-1620 Volunteer Services........................................ 486-1545 Women’s Pavilion.......................................... 486-1054

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PHYSICIAN PROFILES Anesthesiology......................................................... 4 Cardiology................................................................ 4 Electrophysiology..................................................... 5 Interventional Cardiology........................................ 5 Emergency Medicine................................................ 5 Family Practice......................................................... 5 Gastroenterology...................................................... 7 General Surgery........................................................ 7 Hospitalist................................................................ 7 Internal Medicine..................................................... 8 Nephrology............................................................... 9 Neurology................................................................. 9 Neurosurgery............................................................ 9 Obstetrics/Gynecology............................................. 9 Ophthalmology....................................................... 10 Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery..................................11 Orthopaedics...........................................................11 Otolaryngology...................................................... 12 Pain Management................................................... 12 Pathology................................................................ 12 Pediatrics................................................................ 12 Plastic Surgery.........................................................13 Podiatry...................................................................13 Pulmonology...........................................................13 Radiology................................................................14 Sleep Medicine........................................................14 Thoracic/Vascular Surgery......................................15 Urology...................................................................15 Wound Care/Hyperbaric Medicine.........................15 Honorary Staff.........................................................15 Emeritus Staff..........................................................15 Coming in 2019........................................................15 www.eastgeorgi aregi on a l.c o m • (9 1 2 ) 4 8 6 -1 0 0 0

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uilt in July 2000, East Georgia Regional Medical Center is a four-level, 149 bed acute care hospital featuring a Women’s Pavilion and an adjacent medical office building. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, a distinction awarded only to those healthcare facilities that maintain the highest standards of quality. East Georgia Regional Medical Center’s healthcare team consists of over 800 employees and nearly 100 physicians representing a wide range of specialties. The ongoing expansion of medical services and professionals, along with a major investment in technology, has firmly established East Georgia Regional‘s reputation for providing a higher medical standard. East Georgia Regional Medical Center offers a 24-hour physician-staffed emergency department, a Level II neonatal center, outpatient services including endoscopy, same day surgery and ambulatory care, a pain management center, a wound care clinic, a cardiac catheterization lab, outpatient cardiac rehabilitation, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures including digital mammography, MRI, CT, PET/CT, nuclear medicine and interventional radiology. The Women’s Pavilion provides dedicated services to women of all ages, and includes eight labor, delivery and recovery suites. An Interventional Cardiology service was started in April 2010. This expansion of our cardiology program has allowed patients needing angioplasty and/or stent placement to receive these services without leaving Statesboro. Electrophysiology services were added to the cardiology program in August 2011. The addition of these services has dramatically increased the quality of care in our community. In October 2010, East Georgia Regional became one of only four hospitals in Southeast Georgia capable of performing robotic surgery. This highly specialized surgical tool allows surgeons to perform procedures that are less invasive and require less recovery time. Most recently, East Georgia Regional Medical Center began offering Bariatric Services, including both surgical and nonsurgical weight loss options in Fall of 2018. An interdisciplinary team of weight loss experts including board certified physicians, nurses, dietitians and other health care professionals, are available to provide highly personalized care for all patients. E A S T G E O R G I A R E G I O N A L M E D I C AL C ENTER • 3


anesthesiology

cardiology

AN ANESTHESIOLOGIST manages the medical care and life functions of patients under stress for anesthetic and surgical procedures. An anesthesiologist is specially educated in the management of unconscious and critically ill patients, and in the problems of pain relief and respiratory therapy.

CARDIOLOGY is a medical specialty and a branch of internal medicine concerned with disorders of the heart. It deals with the diagnosis and treatment of such conditions as congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, electrophysiology, heart failure and valvular heart disease. Subspecialties of the cardiology field include cardiac electrophysiology, echocardiography, interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology.

Thomas Blackwell, M.D.

Anthony Chappell, M.D.

Board Certified in Anesthesiology 1499 Fair Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 486-1000 • fax (912) 871-2392

Southeastern Cardiovascular Associates, LLC 1076 Bermuda Run Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 871-7810 • fax (912)871-7820

Tony James, M.D.

Kendall Griffith, M.D.

Board Certified in Anesthesiology 1499 Fair Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 486-1000 • fax (912) 871-2392

Board Certified in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology My Heart Doctor 1497 Fair Road, Suite 311 Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 243-9274 • Fax (912) 341-6513

Albert Lee, M.D.

Ajay Jain, M.D.

Board Certified in Anesthesiology 1499 Fair Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 486-1000 • fax (912) 871-2392

Board Certified in Cardiology Cardiovascular Associates of Eastern Georgia 1497 Fair Road, Suite 305 Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 681-2273 • fax (912) 681-2278

Stevens Yang, M.D.

David Lariscy, M.D.

Board Certified in Anesthesiology & Board Certified in Pain Management 1499 Fair Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 486-1000 • fax (912) 871-2392

Board Certified in Internal Medicine Statesboro Cardiology 5 Grady Johnson Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 489-6246 • fax (912) 489-6346

Abraham Lin, M.D.

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Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Statesboro Cardiology 5 Grady Johnson Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 489-6246 • fax (912) 489-6346 ( 912) 486- 1000 • w w w. e a s t g e o r g i aregi onal . com


cardiology

David Nabert, M.D. Board Certified in Electrophysiology & Nuclear Cardiology Statesboro Cardiology 5 Grady Johnson Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 489-6246 • fax (912) 489-6346

interventional cardiology INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY uses specialized imaging and other diagnostic techniques to evaluate blood flow and pressure in the coronary arteries and chambers of the heart, as well as technical procedures and medications to treat abnormalities that impair the function of the cardiovascular system. The field includes the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, vascular disease and acquired structural heart disease.

Julio Schwarz, M.D.

Kendall Griffith, M.D.

Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Statesboro Cardiology 5 Grady Johnson Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 489-6246 • fax (912) 489-6346

Board Certified in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology My Heart Doctor 1497 Fair Road, Suite 311 Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 243-9274 • Fax (912) 341-6513

Stanley J. Shin, M.D.

Abraham Lin, M.D.

Statesboro Cardiology 5 Grady Johnson Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 489-6246 • fax (912) 489-6346

electrophysiology ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY is the cardiology specialty that diagnoses and treats heart arrhythmias, or problems related to the heart’s electrical system, including syncope, ablations, pacemaker and implantable defibrillators.

Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Statesboro Cardiology 5 Grady Johnson Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 489-6246 • fax (912) 489-6346

Julio Schwarz, M.D. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Statesboro Cardiology 5 Grady Johnson Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 489-6246 • fax (912) 489-6346

David Nabert, M.D. Board Certified in Electrophysiology & Nuclear Cardiology Statesboro Cardiology 5 Grady Johnson Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 489-6246 • fax (912) 489-6346

emergency medicine AN EMERGENCY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN is specially trained in the diagnosis of a wide variety of urgent injuries and illnesses of adults and children.

Ruthie Crider, M.D.

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family medicine

Alan Scott, M.D.

Aaron Clark, M.D.

Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 1499 Fair Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458

Board Certified in Family Practice Clark Medical Group 117 Hill Pond Lane Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 623-2155 • fax (912) 623-2156

Douglas Sommers, M.D.

Iris Clark, M.D.

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine 1499 Fair Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458

Board Certified in Family Practice Clark Medical Group 117 Hill Pond Lane Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 623-2155 • fax (912) 623-2156

family medicine A FAMILY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN is specially trained to care for the health and emotional problems of the family, including preventive medicine and individual family counseling.

Glen Dasher, M.D. Board Certified in Family Practice Southern Family Medicine 1140 Brampton Ave. Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 871-2273 • fax (912) 871-2274

Robert Benson, M.D.

Angela Davis, M.D.

Board Certified in Family Practice

4451 Country Club Road, Suite 3A Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 764-2273 • fax (912) 489-4762

Board Certified in Family Practice Family Health Care Center, P.C. 23702 US Highway 80 East Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 489-4090 • fax (912) 764-5028

Scott Bohlke, M.D.

Brian Deloach, M.D.

Board Certified in Family Practice Bohler Family Practice 128 North Parker Street Brooklet, Georgia 30415 (912) 842-2101 • fax (912) 842-2103

Board Certified in Family Practice Medical Director Student Health Services Georgia Southern University 984 Plant Drive Statesboro, Georgia 30460 (912) 478-5641 • Fax (912) 478-1893

Carla S. Branch, M.D.

Angie Gerguis, M.D.

Board Certified in Family Practice Statesboro Family Practice Clinic 658 Northside Drive East, Suite A Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 764-9684 • Fax (912) 489-8676

Board Certified in Family Practice Student Health Services Georgia Southern University 984 Plant Drive Statesboro, Georgia 30460 (912) 478-5641 • Fax (912) 478-1893

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family medicine

John Gerguis, M.D.

Thad H. Riley, M.D.

Board Certified in Family Practice Total Health Center for Family Medicine 1203 Brampton Avenue Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 871-7890 • fax (912) 871-7897

Board Certified in Family Practice Family Health Care Center, P.C. 23702 US Highway 80 East Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 489-4090 • fax (912) 764-5028

Luke Krautter, M.D.

H. Randolph Smith, M.D.

Board Certified in Family Medicine Southern Family Medicine 1140 Brampton Ave. Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 871-2273 • fax (912) 871-2274

Board Certified in Family Practice Statesboro Family Practice Clinic 658 Northside Drive East, Suite A Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 764-9684 • Fax (912) 489-8676

Scott Mikell, M.D. Board Certified in Family Medicine with subspecialty certification in Geriatric Medicine Statesboro Family Practice Clinic 658 Northside Drive East, Suite A Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 764-9684 • Fax (912) 489-8676

gastroenterology A GASTROENTEROLOGIST is a practitioner who specializes in diseases of the stomach, intestines, and digestive tracts.

T.J. Miller, M.D.

Patrick Dorvilus, M.D.

Board Certified in Family Practice Southern Family Medicine 308 East Long Street Claxton, GA 30417 (912) 290-5235 • fax (912) 290-5236

Access Gastro & Hemorrhoid Center 1601 Fair Road, Suite 500 Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 871-3777 • fax (912) 871-3677

Daniel Okungbowa, M.D.

Joseph Hathaway, M.D.

Board Certified in Family Practice Victoria Family Practice 23 Lester Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 225-1836 • fax (912) 225-0646

Board Certified in Gastroenterology Gastroenterology Institute 114 Hill Pond Lane Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 681-6944 • fax (912) 681-8744

Kevin Purvis, M.D.

Loan Vu, M.D.

Board Certified in Family Practice Statesboro Family Practice Clinic 658 Northside Drive East, Suite A Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 764-9684 • Fax (912) 489-8676

Board Certified in Gastroenterology East Georgia Gastroenterology 1497 Fair Road, Suite 102 Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 486-1600 • fax (912) 871-3342

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general surgery A GENERAL SURGEON performs a wide variety of operations on many different parts of the body, including colorectal surgery and gastrointestinal procedures; cancer surgery; vascular and non-cardiac thoracic surgery; skin lesions and skin cancer; and breast, endocrine, and endoscopic procedures.

hospitalist

Andrew V. Cichelli, M.D. Board Certified in Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine & Sleep Medicine East Georgia Pulmonary & Sleep Disorder Medicine, L.L.C. 1601 Fair Road, Suite 600 Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 681-4911• fax (912) 681-6911

Akram Hassanyeh, M.D.

Dawn Mannings, M.D.

Board Certified in General Surgery Cedar Surgical Associates, P.C. 1058 Bermuda Run Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 871-7100 • fax (912) 871-7110

Board Certified in Internal Medicine. 1499 Fair Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 486-1000 • fax (912) 871-2261

K. Brian Walton, M.D.

Mark McCracken, M.D.

Board Certified in General Surgery Board Certified in Thoracic Surgery Cedar Surgical Associates, P.C. 1058 Bermuda Run Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 871-7100 • fax (912) 871-7110

Board Certified in Internal Medicine 1499 Fair Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 486-1000 • fax (912) 871-2261

hospitalist HOSPITALISTS provide general medical care for a patients while in the hospital. Hospitalists will also develop treatment plans, teach patients about their conditions and consult with other physicians in various specialties to determine the best care for their patients.

Jeffrey Millard, M.D. Board Certified in Family Medicine with a Designation of Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine 1499 Fair Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 486-1000 • fax (912) 871-2261

Lauren Bauer, M.D.

Jennifer Zimmerman, D.O.

Board Certified in Internal Medicine 1499 Fair Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 486-1000 • fax (912) 871-2261

Board Certified in Internal Medicine. 1499 Fair Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 486-1000 • fax (912) 871-2261

W. Ross Bryan, M.D. Board Certified in Internal Medicine 1499 Fair Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 486-1000 • fax (912) 871-2261

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internal medicine

Mark Crick, M.D. AN INTERNIST specializes in the health problems of adults and is also an expert at diagnosing and treating more unusual, complicated illness. Treatment employs carefully selected medications and intensive care.

Board Certified in Internal Medicine Statesboro Internal Medicine 1449 Brampton Avenue Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 871-2900 • Fax (912) 871-2903

Saraju Dalsania, M.D.

Rani Reddy, M.D.

Board Certified in Internal Medicine Internal Medicine Associates of Statesboro 1601 Fair Road, Suite 700 Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 681-8488 • fax (912) 681-4337

Board Certified in Internal Medicine Candler Internal Medicine 106 Briarwood Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 871-5000 • fax (912) 681-1444

Hamilton Emokpae, M.D. Board Certified in Internal Medicine Supreme Internal Medicine, P.C. 1207 Merchant Way Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 243-9080 • fax (912) 243-9084

nephrology NEPHROLOGY is the branch of medicine that deals with the physiology and diseases of the kidneys.

Ogechi Mbakwe, M.D.

Courage Atekha, M.D.

Board Certified in Internal Medicine Frontline Internal Medicine 6 Lester Road Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 681-8999 • fax (912) 681-8989

Board Certified in Nephrology Nephrology Medical Associates of Georgia 1030 Bermuda Run Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 764-8396 • fax (912) 764-7188

Brian Moogerfeld, M.D.

Will Jackson, M.D.

Board Certified in Internal Medicine 1088 Bermuda Run Road, Suite A Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 681-7111 • fax (912) 871-7794

Board Certified in Nephrology East Georgia Nephrology 450 Georgia Avenue, Suite B Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 871-2200 • fax (912) 871-2220

Maria Moogerfeld, M.D. 1088 Bermuda Run Road, Suite A Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 681-7111 • fax (912) 871-7794

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neurologist

obstetrics/gynecology

Kashyap Patel, M.D.

Chelsea Mikell, M.D.

Board Certified in Neurology and Internal Medicine East Georgia Neurology & Neurodiagnostics 1497 Fair Road, Suite 201 Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 486-1140 • fax (912) 486-1908

Ogeechee OB/GYN, P.C. 1310 Brampton Avenue Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 871-6206 • fax (912) 681-8558

Michael A. Taormina, M.D.

Benjamin Oldham, M.D.

Board Certified in Neurology and subspecialty certified in Headache Medicine, Behavioral Neurology and Neurocritical Care. The Neurological Center of East Georgia, P.C. 1601 Fair Road, Suite 400 Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 871-8900 • fax (912) 871-8901

Board Certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology Ogeechee OB/GYN, P.C. 1310 Brampton Avenue Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 871-6206 • fax (912) 681-8558

Al Palmer, M.D. neurosurgery A NEUROSURGEON specializes in surgery of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.

Board Certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology East Georgia Women’s Center, P.C. 1012 Bermuda Run Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 871-4800 • fax (912) 871-4900

Donald V. Graham, D.O.

Lisa S. Rogers, M.D.

Board Certified in Neurosurgery Statesboro Neurosurgery 1211 Merchants Way, Suite 401 Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 871-7777 • fax (912) 871-7172

Board Certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology Statesboro Women’s Health Specialists 1523 Fair Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 871-2000 • fax (912) 871-2500

obstetrics/gynecology OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY (OB/GYN) A branch of medicine that specializes in the care of women during pregnancy and childbirth, and in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the female reproductive organs.

Gary B. Sullivan, M.D. Board Certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology Statesboro Women’s Health Specialists 1523 Fair Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 871-2000 • fax (912) 871-2500

James Hiller, M.D.

Barbara Williams, D.O.

Board Certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology Southern OB/GYN 1094 Bermuda Run Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 681-3111 • fax (912) 681-3461

Board Certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology Statesboro Women’s Health Specialists 1523 Fair Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 871-2000 • fax (912) 871-2500

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ophthalmology AN OPHTHALMOLOGIST is a physician who specializes in the diagnosi and medical and surgical treatment of diseases and defects of the eye and related structures.

Atys Cope, M.D. Cope Eye Clinic 81 East Jones Avenue Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 764-8080 • fax (912) 764-8083

Aaron H. Davidson, M.D. Board Certified in Ophthalmology 911 East Inman Street Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 489-3678 • fax (912) 489-3698

oral and maxillofacial surgery ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY encompasses the art and science of diagnosis, surgical and related treatment of disease, injuries, defects, and esthetic aspects of the oral and maxillofacial area. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon treats patients with abnormalities of the face and mouth.

Troy Lawhorn, D.M.D.

oral and maxillofacial surgery

Rodrigo L. Uribe, D.M.D. Board Certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery East Georgia Center for Oral & Facial Surgery 1222 Brampton Avenue Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 764-5435 • Fax (912) 764-9789

orthopaedics AN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving bones, ligaments and tendons, and the preservation and restoration of the function of the skeletal system, its articulations and associated structures.

Don Aaron, M.D. Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery Optim Healthcare 16741 Highway 67 South, Suite A Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 681-2500 • fax (912) 681-2025

Delan Gaines, M.D. Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery Optim Healthcare 16741 Highway 67 South, Suite A Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 681-2500 • fax (912) 681-2025

Patrick Hanson, M.D.

Board Certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Statesboro Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center 4463 Country Club Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 764-4495 • fax (912) 764-3650

Optim Healthcare 16741 Highway 67 South, Suite A Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 681-2500 • fax (912) 681-2025

Suketu Patel, D.M.D., M.D.

John T. Hodges, M.D.

Board Certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery East Georgia Center for Oral & Facial Surgery 1222 Brampton Avenue Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 764-5435 • Fax (912) 764-9789

Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery Optim Healthcare 16741 Highway 67 South, Suite A Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 681-2500 • fax (912) 681-2025

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orthopaedics

Stephen Tankersley, M.D. Optim Healthcare 16741 Highway 67 South, Suite A Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 681-2500 • fax (912) 681-2025

otolaryngology AN OTOLARYNGOLOGIST is a specialist trained to surgically treat problematic conditions involving the ear, nose, and throat.

pediatrics PEDIATRICS A pediatrician is medical doctor who manages the physical, behavioral, and mental care for children from birth until age 18. A pediatrician is trained to diagnose and treat a broad range of childhood illnesses, from minor health problems to serious diseases.

Anna Benson, M.D. Board Certified in Pediatrics Mama Doc Pediatrics 4451 Country Club Road, Suite B Statesboro, GA 30458 (912) 871-5437 • fax (912) 623-2037

Thomas M. Crews, M.D. Board Certified in Otolaryngology Statesboro ENT & Hearing Clinic 106 Proctor Street Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 764-8200 • fax (912) 489-2954

Michael Deal, M.D. East Georgia Pediatrics 450 Georgia Avenue, Suite A Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 489-3325 • fax (912) 489-7334

Linc Lippincott, M.D. Board Certified in Otolaryngology Statesboro ENT & Sinus Center, L.L.C. 120 S. Zetterower Avenue Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 681-7368 • fax (912) 681-3687

Daniel M. Feldman, M.D. Board Certified in Pediatrics Children’s Healthcare of Statesboro, P.C. 16741 Highway 67 Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 681-4555 • fax (912) 681-6551

pain management PAIN MANAGEMENT Coping with pain can be extremely challenging, affecting every aspect of your life - physical ability, emotional well-being and interpersonal relationships. East Georgia Regional Medical Center’s pain management services are designed to give you relief from pain and help you regain control of your life.

Cheryl Perkins, M.D. Board Certified in Pediatrics Bulloch Pediatrics, P.C. 1044 Bermuda Run Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 871-4847 • fax (912) 871-5562

Justin Rountree, M.D.

Prasad I. T. Rao, M.D.

Board Certified in Pain Management Board Certified in Anesthesiology 1497 Fair Road, Suite 206 Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 486-1121 • fax (912) 871-2483

Board Certified in Pediatrics South Georgia Pediatrics 1230 Brampton Avenue Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 489-5437 • fax (912) 489-5550

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podiatry

Austin Whitlock, M.D.

Kristian Jeffress, D.P.M.

Board Certified in Pediatrics Bulloch Pediatrics, P.C. 1044 Bermuda Run Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 871-4847 • fax (912) 871-5562

Affinity Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC 110 Hill Pond Lane Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912)489-3668 • fax (912) 489-4795

plastic surgery

pulmonology

A PLASTIC SURGEON is a surgical specialist trained in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery involving the face, neck, breasts, trunk, hands and lower extremities.

PULMONOLOGY Pulmonologists diagnose the causes of breathing problems. Pulmonary medicine is the subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and management of disorders of the respiratory system.

Marc Bisseck, M.D.

Andrew V. Cichelli, M.D.

Board Certified in Plastic Surgery Statesboro Plastic Surgery 1402 Brampton Avenue Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 681-3330 • fax (912) 681-3303

Board Certified in Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine & Sleep Medicine East Georgia Pulmonary & Sleep Disorder Medicine, L.L.C. 1601 Fair Road, Suite 600 Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 681-4911 • fax (912) 681-6911

podiatry

radiology

A PODIATRIST is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the foot, including its anatomy, pathology, medical and surgical treatment, etc.

A RADIOLOGIST is a physician who diagnoses injuries through interpretation of x-rays, CT, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and MRI studies.

Todd Becker, D.P.M.

Benjamin Cahan, M.D.

Board Certified in Podiatric Surgery East Georgia Foot & Ankle Center 17 Grady Johnson Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 681-8000 • fax (912) 681-8500

Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology East Georgia Radiology 1499 Fair Road • Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 486-1620 • fax (912) 871-2396 Statesboro Imaging Center 8 Lester Road • Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 764-5656 • fax (912) 764-5659

Howard Gale, D.P.M.

Colin Dodds, M.D.

Board Certified in Podiatric Surgery East Georgia Foot & Ankle Center 17 Grady Johnson Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 681-8000 • fax (912) 681-8500

Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology East Georgia Radiology 1499 Fair Road • Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 486-1620 • fax (912) 871-2396 Statesboro Imaging Center 8 Lester Road • Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 764-5656 • fax (912) 764-5659

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Janine Dodds, M.D. Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology East Georgia Radiology 1499 Fair Road • Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 486-1620 • fax (912) 871-2396 Statesboro Imaging Center 8 Lester Road • Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 764-5656 • fax (912) 764-5659

Kha Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D. Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology East Georgia Radiology 1499 Fair Road • Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 486-1620 • fax (912) 871-2396 Statesboro Imaging Center 8 Lester Road • Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 764-5656 • fax (912) 764-5659

Khoa Nguyen, M.D. Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology East Georgia Radiology 1499 Fair Road • Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 486-1620 • fax (912) 871-2396 Statesboro Imaging Center 8 Lester Road • Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 764-5656 • fax (912) 764-5659

sleep medicine SLEEP MEDICINE is a medical specialty or subspecialty devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of sleep disturbances & disorders.

Andrew V. Cichelli, M.D. Board Certified in Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine & Sleep Medicine East Georgia Pulmonary & Sleep Disorder Medicine, L.L.C. 1601 Fair Road, Suite 600 Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 681-4911 • fax (912) 681-6911

thoracic/vascular surgery THORACIC/VASCULAR SURGERY is the specialty which encompasses cardiac surgery, peripheral vascular surgery and general thoracic surgery.

K. Brian Walton, M.D. Board Certified in General Surgery Board Certified in Thoracic Surgery Cedar Surgical Associates, P.C. 1058 Bermuda Run Road Statesboro, Georgia 30458 (912) 871-7100 • fax (912) 871-7110

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On the Sidelines With Dr. Delan Gaines WRITTEN BY JENNY STARLING FOSS PHOTOGRAPHY BY FRANK FORTUNE

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here’s a trophy case right inside the patient entry way at Optim Healthcare’s Orthopedics and Therapy Center on Highway 67 South. Prominently displayed in it is a Georgia Southern football from the 100th game Erk Russell coached: GSC vs James Madison, November 9, 1989. The score was Eagles 36, Dukes 21. There’s also a basketball, soccer ball, baseball – all commemorative of special games in the history of sports at the University. On the top shelf is a special trophy presented to Optim as an MVP Partner with Georgia Southern Sports Properties. The award was presented to team doctors Dr. John Hodges, Dr. Don Aaron and Dr. Delan Gaines. Dr. Gaines joined the Optim team in 2010, after working with Dr. Hodges at East Georgia Orthopaedics from 2008 – 2010. Dr. Hodges was already working with Georgia Southern Athletics on providing care for student athletes at the time. “Dr. Hodges helped me become associated with the team,” said Dr. Gaines. Dr. Gaines really enjoys the diversity and challenges that working with athletes presents. “I enjoy that athletes are always trying hard to better themselves,” said Dr. Gaines. “They are always trying to maximize their body’s performance. I like being a part of helping the injured players return to normal health as quickly as possible. It’s just fun to combine sports with medicine.” Dr. Gaines grew up in Bowden, Georgia, near Carrollton, population around 1,800. He excelled in school, gaining an undergraduate degree in Psychology in 1997, from Furman University, and a Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia in 2002. He completed an Orthopaedic residency at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2007, and a Sports Fellowship at Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas in Greenville in 2008. He moved from Greenville to Statesboro and he has been practicing here for the past 12 years. He chose medicine because, “I was always fascinated with how the body works. I especially enjoy orthopedics because I get to make hands-on diagnoses, plus I get to fix problems with my hands,” said Dr. Gaines. “Sometimes we can fix a dislocated joint just by manipulating the patient. There’s immediate satisfaction in that. It’s not inva-

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sive, there are no prescriptions and no surgery required. To be able to fix something with your hands is very rewarding.” Specializing in sports medicine has become a passion of Dr. Gaines’ especially when he can give a hopeful outcome to a player. He specializes in treatment of the shoulder. “I love being on the sidelines to help anytime a player gets injured,” said Dr. Gaines. “I also enjoy traveling with the teams and the comradery that we experience on the road with the coaches and the trainers.” Dr. Gaines, along with other Optim specialists, provides care for not only football, but also basketball, soccer, golf, volleyball - basically everything except baseball, which Dr. Don Aaron covers. “I go to the training room at Georgia Southern every Monday morning before visiting the office and on some Fridays,” Dr. Gaines said. “I evaluate the players and see if they need further testing or treatment.” This summer he will be helping to administer physical examinations for all the incoming athletes to make sure they are healthy enough to compete. Dr. Gaines works closely with the athletic trainers at the University, who are already working with the players, and are there when the doctors arrive. 46 • Statesboro Magazine

In addition to providing orthopedic care to the Eagles, Dr. Gaines, along with the other doctors at Optim, provides care for area high schools as well. “Occasionally when a player is warming up, he can experience a dislocated shoulder,” Dr. Gaines said. “Just to be there to put a joint back and have the player to be able to continue to play is rewarding. It is always sad when a player has a serious injury, and needs more extensive treatment or surgery. If they have to miss a season, that’s a tough conversation.” Dr. Gaines hopes to be able to continue to provide support to area teams for as long as he’s practicing. “I really enjoy being a part of the community,” he said. “I grew up in a very small town. I think this community is unique in the way the people are so caring, and so many work to make Statesboro a better place to live for everyone.” Dr. Gaines and wife, Brandy, give back by supporting important causes like United Way. Brandy serves on the board of directors. The couple are parents to sons, 7-year-old Jackson, and 4-year-old William. “You don’t find this quality of life in every town,” said Dr. Gaines. ”The quality of life is great and I think the University brings so much to the town that we wouldn’t have otherwise.” S


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CentriKid, a 5-day camp for 3rd-6th graders, is a great time for students to learn more about Jesus and how He has revealed himself to us as the one true God! He wants himself to be known and we have been given us an All Access pass! Camp begins in July, but you’ll need to register early with your deposit. Plan to join us for this amazing week of CentriKid camp 2019. For more information contact Kim Salter (Kim@fbc-statesboro. org) in the Children’s Ministry office. 108 North Main Street, Statesboro, GA l 912.489.7930 fbc-statesboro.org/fbcboro-events/

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Table of Contents Page 3

History

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What to Do First

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Statesboro Staff

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Understanding Benefits

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Sylvania Staff

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Did You Know?

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The Will & Probate

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Funeral Arrangements

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Memorializing your Loved One

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Preplanning Guide

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The History Since December 1996, Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory has served as a locally owned provider of a wide range of funeral services. From the beginning, the cornerstone of Joiner-Anderson’s mission has remained steadfast: owners being onsite every day to, above all, serve others and provide the highest level of care for families who are experiencing grief and heartache. The genesis of this servant-leadership focus comes from the conviction of founder Tracy Joiner. Joiner began his apprenticeship at Smith-Tillman Mortuary, under the tutelage of funeral director Jake Smith, at age 18. From the start he understood clearly the sacred hallmark of the funeral business: to focus on families above all else. Having been reared in the small caring community of Leefield, Georgia, the importance of family, friends and building relationships, were values instilled at an early age. Joiner believed he could establish a true local community business built on face-to-face service, building relationships and establishing trust. He envisioned a business that would serve families in a very personal way. In December of 1995, Joiner, along with ten local investors, broke ground on a new type of funeral home, one that would provide local families serving local families in their time of need. One of the original investors in Joiner-Anderson was Mark Anderson, who served as the funeral home’s PreNeed Insurance Manager. In 1999, Joiner and Anderson acquired the funeral home from the original group of investors. Anderson began work as an Apprentice Funeral Director and was among the first students of Ogeechee Technical College’s Funeral Service Education Program. In 2004, Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home expanded services with the addition of an on-premise crematory and the purchase of a perpetual care cemetery in Statesboro, Bulloch Memorial Gardens. In December of 2008, JoinerAnderson expanded again opening the Screven County Chapel in Sylvania, Georgia, along with Phil Graham, Managing Partner, and Ed Thompson. Bulloch County native Bland Mathews began as an apprentice, following the path that Anderson took to become a funeral director, and joined Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory as an owner in November 2012. Mathews graduated from Bulloch Academy and attended Auburn University, earning a degree in Business Management in 2010. He then earned an Associates of Applied Technology in Funeral Services Education from Ogeechee Technical College in 2012. Today, Joiner-Anderson’s full line of funeral services are provided by over 30 dedicated full and part time employees with the highest level of professionalism, empathy and caring for families who are experiencing the loss of a loved one. Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory was recognized and honored by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce as Small Business of the Year in 2009, for outstanding commitment to upholding the highest standards of business ethics and practice and for demonstrating a high level of commitment to customers, employees and service to the community.

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Statesboro

Tracy Joiner Funeral Director, Embalmer & Owner

Mark Anderson Funeral Director, Embalmer & Owner

Bland Mathews Funeral Director, Embalmer & Owner

Barry Turner Funeral Directors & Embalmers

Tessa NeSmith Martin Funeral Directors & Embalmers

Cindy Culp Hulsey Funeral Director & Bulloch Memorial Gardens Manager

Sandy Blackburn Forehand Office Manager

Richard Pylant Funeral Assistant

Ronnie Alderman Funeral Assistant

Sandra Rushing Stall Visitation Assistant

Autrey Moore Funeral Assistant

Ernie Edwards Funeral Assistant

Jarrett Cartee Apprentice Funeral Director & Funeral Assistant

Frances Bonnett Aaron Receptionist & Visitation Assistant

Laura Cowart Brown Funeral & Visitation Assistant

Irend Groover Hodges Pianist

Sherri Allen Akins Funeral & Visitation Assistant

Donald Joiner

Bulloch Memorial Gardens Grounds Manager

Jose Quintanilla Bulloch Memorial Gardens Grounds Keeper

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Sylvania

Phil Graham Funeral Director, Embalmer & Owner

Alex Smith Apprentice Funeral Director & Funeral Assistant

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Redo Brinson Funeral Assistant

Patricia Lacienski Funeral Assistant

Ed Thompson Funeral Director & Embalmer

Billie Ann Ruel Funeral Assistant

Mike Ruel Funeral Assistant

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Did You Know? • • • • • • • • • •

Joiner Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory is locally owned and operated Joiner Anderson owns Bulloch Memorial Gardens perpetual care cemetery We accept transfers of funeral pre-arrangements from other funeral homes We offer many options for cremation from basic to traditional funeral services We offer peace of mind through pre-planning for your funeral arrangements We offer funeral funding through a financing company at Joiner Anderson and Bulloch Memorial Gardens We specialize in assisting families in dealing with Medicaid, Social Security and nursing homes We provide services for ordering and placing monuments and markers We provide a full line of memorial jewelry and keepsakes Our chapel can accommodate 280 or more people and has a professional sound system which can provide audio recordings of the funeral proceedings. • We provide a warm secure environment for families to meet and gather for viewings and funerals to honor their loved ones. • If you wish to receive a daily email obituary notification from us please visit our website at www.oineranderson.com and select the obituary tab to submit your name and email address.

Planning Ahead What is Pre-planning Pre-planning is simply the process of designing plans for a funeral before one is needed. The process involves gathering a variety of family information and making the decisions about the type of funeral service one would like, (i.e. location, type of service, who should participate, etc.). Working together with a funeral director, you may plan, organize and record all of your special requests for your final arrangements. Our staff can lead you through the process, providing advice and guidance along the way. We will insure that you have all of the information needed about our products and services, to allow you to make informed decisions. Why Choose Pre-Planning The greatest motivation can be the desire to protect your family by ensuring they won’t face the difficult task of making arrangements at the time of loss. You may choose to pay for the arrangements in advance, or your plans can simply be held on file at the funeral home to be carried out when needed. What About Pre-Payment Choosing to pre-fund your arrangements is another way in which you can protect your family from unnecessary anxiety. For many, funeral pre-planning is an extension of the estate planning process. It is simply one more thing one can choose to take care of as one plans for retirement and the next stage of life. Should I Pre-Pay There are advantages to pre-planning to consider. Often accomplished during the years leading up to retirement, pre-planning can be accomplished during the highest earning years in which the most expendable income is available. For many this is the easiest time to take care of a potential future expense to the estate. Also, our pre-planning program offers a payment plan option that allows one to pay the cost of selected services and merchandise over a period of time. We recommend an insurance plan as the ideal way to take care of pre-plan arrangements. Insurance plans offer the flexibility and protection for the individual and the family. Coverage is available right away, even if one chooses to make payments over several months or years. Your funeral director will be able to tell you more about how these plans can work for you, and may be able to offer you additional choices and benefits depending upon the arrangements that you make.

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Funeral Arrangements Whether you are planning for yourself or a loved one, the funeral service is one of the most important elements of a person’s final arrangements. With the opportunity for great personalization, the funeral service can truly reflect the uniqueness of the life it honors. Burial Plans One of the first decisions many make is whether they prefer traditional burial or cremation. This decision will influence other important considerations, such as elements of the funeral service and type of final resting place needed. Funeral Service Options A formal or informal ceremony or ritual prior to burial, a funeral service often provides a sense of closure for family and friends. Although your faith or culture may dictate some elements of the funeral service, the casket or urn is usually present, and you may choose for the casket to be open or closed. Visitation or Viewing Typically held the evening before, or immediately prior to the funeral service, the visitation – also known as the viewing – provides a way for friends and acquaintances to pay their respects and offer condolences to your family. The Funeral or Memorial Service When planning your own funeral service in advance, think about the way you would like to be remembered. You may prefer a traditional funeral aligned with certain religious or ethnic customs. Or, a celebration focusing on great memories made with family and friends. Maybe you would like a combination of both. You can have one service or several to honor your life. Regardless of the service or services you choose to include in your funeral plan, you can personalize them in almost any way imaginable. Consider the following questions when planning for your service(s): • Where should the funeral or celebration be held? At your place of worship? At the funeral home chapel? • Who should officiate the service? • Will your service adhere to traditions of faith or culture? • Do you want a eulogy? Who should deliver it? • Would you like an open or closed casket? • What music should be played? • What readings would you like to have read? • Are there any special photographs or other memorabilia that you would like to be displayed? • Should the décor reflect a specific hobby or interest of yours? Fishing? Gardening? Music? • Should refreshments be served or a more elaborate party held after the service?

Burial Most people are familiar with the concept of burial or interment, but may not be aware of the variety of options that are available. Many cemeteries offer: • Ground burial: burial of the casket below ground • Mausoleum: a large building that provides above-burial spaces, known as crypts, for entombment • Private Family Mausoleum: a small structure that provides above-ground entombment of on average two to twelve family members • Private Family Estate: a small section of a cemetery, usually bordered by gates, shrubbery or other dividers, that allow for ground burial of several members of the same family Cremation Many people overlook the importance of a cemetery property for those who choose cremation, but permanent placement of the ashes or “cremated remains” is an important part of the final arrangements. Just consider: • A permanent site gives loved ones a physical place for visitation and reflection • The ceremony accompanying the placement of an urn in a cremation niche or a cremation garden provides family and friends with closure after their loss • When cremated remains of a loved one are kept with relatives, they can easily become misplaced or discarded through the years. A permanent placement provides future generations a location to visit Cemetery Placement Options for Cremated Remains Columbarium: located within a mausoleum or chapel constructed of numerous niches designed to hold urns. Cremation Garden: a dedicated section of a cemetery designed for the burial, scattering or other permanent placement of cremated remains. Memorial Benches: benches that either simply memorialize a loved one scattered or buried in a cremation garden, or actually contain the remains within. Headstones We offer many options for memorialization. In order to preserve the natural beauty of the landscape, Bulloch Memorial Gardens offers sections that feature headstones which lie flat against the ground, called markers. Other sections of the cemetery feature upright markers or headstones, which provide more choices for memorialization.

Graveside Service As its name implies, a graveside service may be held at the grave site just prior to burial of a casket or urn, and usually consists of final remarks, prayers or memories., A graveside service may occur before, after, or in place of a traditional service. www.joineranderson.com

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Vital Information About Me Full name (First, Middle, Last) ___________________________________________________________________________________ Address_____________________________________________________________________________________________________ City_________________________________________________________________________________________________________ County________________________________________________________________________Zip Code_______________________ Residence Located Inside the City Limits? (Circle One)

YES

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Date of Birth ________________________________

Social Security Number______________________________________________ Gender ____________________________________ Place of Birth (City, County, State) ________________________________________________________________________________ Occupation___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Employer____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Business/Industry_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Military?

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Branch of Service_______________________________________________________________________

Marital Status: Single _________________Married _________________Widowed ________________Divorced _________________ Maiden Name________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name of Spouse (Include Maiden Name) _________________________________________________________________________ Father’s Name________________________________________________________________________________________________ Mother’s Name (Include Maiden Name) ___________________________________________________________________________ Highest Level of Education______________________________________________________________________________________ Church Membership or Affiliation ________________________________________________________________________________ Background Information for Obituary (length of stay at residence, education/degrees, occupation, honors, etc.)________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Service Information Location of Service_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Lie-in-State (Time) _________________________________________ Military Service with Honors

YES

NO

Officiating Clergy & Contact Phone Number_________________________________________________________________________

Visitation

Night Before (hours) ________________________________Same Day (hours) ______________________________

Interment

Name of Cemetery ________________________________________________Contact Person________________________________ Location of Gravesite___________________________________________________________________________________________

Active Pallbearers (and phone numbers)________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Honorary Pallbearers___________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Musician(s) and Music__________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Memorial Contributions & Addresses______________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Newspapers for Obituary Placement______________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Description of Casket Spray & Name of Florist_______________________________________________________________________ Appearance__________________________________________________________________________________________________ Clothing_____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hairdresser & Contact Phone Number_____________________________________________________________________________ Make-up & Nail Polish Description________________________________________________________________________________ Jewelry to be Included or Removed_______________________________________________________________________________

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Survivors

Relationship

City of Residence

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Preceded in Death ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Insurance Information______________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Additional Information ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Practical Information for You & Your Family: In addition to pre-planning your funeral, completing the Personal Information Form and giving copies of it to your personal representative, spouse, children and funeral home, gives you peace of mind knowing all the information they need to properly handle your wishes is in their hands. Tip: Don’t put this form in the safety deposit box at your bank. These are often difficult to immediately access following a death.

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Secure Vital Statistics of the Deceased: • Full legal name. Identify other names as “AKA” (also known as) • Date and place of birth • Social Security number • Home address Documents to Collect: These may be required to establish rights for insurance, pensions, survivor benefits, ownership, etc. • Will • Military discharge papers (discharge certificate or DD214) • Legal proof of age (driver’s license or birth certificate) • Marriage license • Insurance policies To Discuss with the Funeral Home: • Where your loved one is to be buried or cremated and the disposition of your loved one’s cremated remains • Providing photos of your loved one for the production of a video tribute • Service details (e.g. would you like a visitation period? Formal or informal service? etc.) • Clothing in which the deceased will be buried or cremated • Clergy members or officiants engaged for the service • Pallbearers, music, flowers, scripture or other readings • If you would like for a charity to receive donations in memory of your loved one • Arrangements for interment at a cemetery, mausoleum or estate • An itemized general price list (GPL) of serviced provided by the funeral home (casket, burial container, embalming, etc.)

What To Do First: A Checklist When a death occurs there are so many things to consider and decisions to be made. When a Death Occurs: At Home: If the deceased was under hospice care, notify the hospice nurse. The nurse will contact the funeral home on your behalf. If the deceased was not under hospice care or another at-home medical care provider, call 911. At a Hospital: Notify the hospital which funeral home you have selected. The hospital will contact the funeral home once they have completed the necessary documents. At a Hospice Facility: Notify the staff about the funeral home you have selected; they will notify the funeral home on your behalf. Out of State/Out of the Country: Even if a death occurs away from home, you should notify your local funeral home. If you plan to have the deceased casketed and brought home, or if you plan to have local services, the funeral home can help facilitate transportation and coordination with the funeral home where the death occurred. www.joineranderson.com

If Casket Burial • Would you like other members of the family to be with your loved one in the future? This determines the size of the burial property needed. • What type of memorial would you prefer? An inlaid marker or upright headstone? • Outer burial containers also known as vaults. If Cremation: • The deceased will be placed in a container prior to cremation. There are many options of cremation caskets and alternative containers from which to choose • Often families choose a traditional service with viewing using a cremation casket or a rental casket prior to the cremation • Personal items may be placed in the container with your loved one or in the urn after cremation is complete • Will there be a service prior to or after the cremation? You will need to plan the memorial service with the funeral director • Handling of the cremated remains. (e.g. container selection, distribution of the ashes, etc.) You will Need to Pay for: • Funeral arrangements, including clergy, florists, newspaper obituary, transportation, casket or urn, and other selected services and merchandise • Cemetery charges (e.g. lot, opening/closing of the lot, vault or liner, headstone or marker, etc.) • Current and urgent bills (e.g. home mortgage, rent, taxes, telephone, etc.) Acknowledging Kindness In the month following the funeral, it is customary to send thank-you notes to friends and family who served as pallbearers, made memorial donations or sent flowers, food or other condolence gestures. For your convenience, you will receive acknowledgement cards from the funeral home. Joiner Anderson Funeral Home • 11


Social Security Benefits If the deceased was receiving benefits, we will report the death to the Social Security Administration. If you think you may be eligible for survivor’s benefits, you should contact the SSA to apply at www.socialsecurity.gov.

Understanding Benefits Veterans Benefits All dependents of veterans should apply for Veterans Benefits immediately. The funeral director will be able to assist you with filing for these benefits. You can also download the forms from the internet at: http://www.vba. va.gov/survivors or call the local VA office @ 912-871-8719. Veteran Death Benefits can include the following: • Veteran Burial Flag: Anyone who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces is entitled to a U.S. flag. The flag is presented to the spouse or appointed family member at the conclusion of the funeral service. • Military Funeral Honors: An eligible veteran may receive a military funeral honors ceremony. This typically includes a two-person detail to fold and present the flag, and play Taps. • Headstones and Markers: A government headstone or market for the grave of an eligible veteran can be applied for and placed in any cemetery around the world. NOTE: If the death occurred before December 27, 2001, the VA may provide a headstone or marker only for previously unmarked graves. The funeral director will assist you in ordering the VA headstone or marker. The delivery time may vary depending on many factors. There may be cost for installation of the marker. • Interment in a National Cemetery: This can include grave, vault, opening and closing of the grave, and marker. If the veteran is married, the spouse is entitled to the same benefit next to the veteran. IMPORTANT: You will need a copy of the DD2124 to apply for benefits. To Obtain a Copy of the Military Record: Military records are maintained by the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). To obtain these records, you will need to complete Standard Form 180 – Request Pertaining to Military Records. Veterans or next of kin may use the online order form at vetrecs.archives.gov. Next-of-kin are considered to be surviving spouse that has not remarried, father, mother, son, daughter, sister or brother. All others must complete the Standard Form 180 and submit it to: National Personnel Records Center Military Personnel Records 700 Page Avenue St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

Information Needed: • Your Social Security number and the deceased’s Social Security number • The death certificate • Proof of the deceased’s earnings for last year (W-2 forms or self-employment tax return) • Your birth certificate • A marriage certificate if you are applying for benefits as a widow, widower, divorced wife or husband • A divorce decree if you are applying for benefits as a divorced wife or husband • Children’s birth certificates and Social Security numbers of applying for children’s benefits • You checking or savings account information for direct deposit of your benefits. All documents should be original or certified by the issuing agency. You may mail or bring them to the office. Social Security will make photocopies and return the originals. A Special One-Time Payment: In addition to the monthly benefits for family members, a one-time payment of $255 can be paid to a spouse who was living with the worker at the time of death. If there is none, it can be paid to a spouse who is eligible for benefits; a child or children eligible for benefits. This payment cannot be made if there is no eligible spouse or child. A Reminder: If the deceased was receiving Social Security benefits prior to death, any checks which arrive after death must be returned. If Social Security checks were being directly deposited into a bank account, the bank must be notified of the death as well. For More Information: For more information write or visit any Social Security office or phone the toll-free number, 1-800772-1213. You can speak to a representative weekdays 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. You can also visit the website at www.socialsecuritty.gov. Life Insurance We accept most life insurance companies as a method of payment for funeral expenses. In cases where a family chooses to use life insurance proceeds it is necessary to bring a verifiable policy or policies to the arrangement conference. They must be assignable policies. Due to privacy laws, it is required that the beneficiary of the policy be present at the arrangement conference so that they may speak to the customer service representative for the insurance company. We are not able to accept insurance policies in which the beneficiary is deceased and there is no contingent beneficiary listed.

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The Will and Probate What is a Will? A Will is a legal document that allows you to give direction to your family concerning how you want your estate handled after your death. It is a legal document administered by an attorney and can be extremely helpful in avoiding misunderstandings between family members and loved ones when it comes to distribution of your estate. Advantages of having a Will With a will, you name an executor of your estate. The executor is your “personal representative,” and may be a family member or a trusted friend. They will be in charge of the administration of your estate. • A will allows you to name a guardian for your minor children • A will allows you to gift specific items to your family and loved ones • A will allows you to name your beneficiaries • A will should save on estate taxes and probate costs (check with your attorney or accountant) What Happens if There is No Will? If someone dies without a legally executed Will, the courts will appoint an executor and will decide how your estate will be divided among your heirs. The court will not know your wishes, and your assets may be distributed differently than you may have desired. How Do I Make a Will? When deciding on a Will, it is best to seek legal advice from an attorney. An attorney will guide you through the process and provide answers to any questions, along with suggestions, should you need them. What to Take to Your Attorney: • The name of your executor • The name of a guardian for your minor children • A complete list and description of your assets • The names and addresses of your beneficiaries • A list of specific gifts (monetary and non-monetary), and the names of recipients • A photo ID Once you execute a Will, you will need to update it as your life situations change (marriage, births of children, divorce, etc.) Probate Probate is the legal process that takes place after a person dies to pass ownership of his/her assets to heirs. It also ensures that the decedent’s debts are paid in an orderly fashion. Probate Assets are those that are in the decedent’s name at the time of death, or that lacked a provision for automatic succession of ownership at death. These may include: bank accounts, investment accounts, real estate and life insurance policies without a named beneficiary. Intestate (without a Will) the decedent’s probate assets will be distributed to the decedent’s heirs. The hierarchy of heirs for any distribution is determined by state or local jurisdictional rules. The probate process begins with filing papers (death certificate and Will) with the Bulloch County Clerk of Probate Court. There is a filing fee to be paid. The court will issue a file number that is used to identify the case through the proceedings. A probate judge reviews the validity of any Will and issues Letters of Administration to the Executor. The Letters give the Executor the right to conduct business on behalf of the decedent. A “Notice to Creditors” and “Notice of Administration” about the estate is published in the County’s legal oracle/newspaper. Power of Attorney When drafting a will, be sure to designate a power of attorney for healthcare, property and finance. Please remember that the power of attorney ceases at death, with the exception of the power of attorney for healthcare when it concerns the disposition if the body. www.joineranderson.com

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Memorializing Your Loved One Memorial Gifts Honor the memory of a loved one who has passed with a beautiful remembrance gift. Selecting funeral, memorial gifts and personalized sympathy gifts to honor your loved one or to share with other people who are grieving shows a kindness that will long be remembered. We offer a variety of personalized memorial gifts and keepsakes, from garden accent stones to music boxes; blankets to figurines; ornaments to frames. Each selection may be personalized as a beautiful symbol of love and a touching tribute to honor a loved one. Memorial Jewelry Deeply personal and expressive, memorial jewelry allows the wearer to always keep a loved one close at heart. We offer an array of styles and designs from elegant to modern, each finely crafted and thoughtfully illustrated with a personal sentiment. From wedding ring holders, to necklaces, pins, bracelets and earrings, a personal piece of jewelry can be a beautiful reminder of your loved one.

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Interments: • Interments are in-ground burials with the deceased’s remains in a casket. Caskets are then placed in an in-ground vault. • Vaults must be concrete or metal. A concrete vault is a lined burial container. A metal vault can be made out of galvanized or non-galvanized steel, powder coated aluminum, stainless steel, copper or bronze. Mausoleum Crypts: Mausoleum crypts replace the need for a cemetery space, outer burial container and monument or memorial because the crypt is the cemetery space and outer burial container and the lettering on the crypt replaces the need for a monument or memorial. At Bulloch Memorial Gardens, we offer a choice of inside (Chapel) or outside (Garden) crypts. Inurnments: Both Columbarium niches and ground inurnments are available. The cost of the niche includes the inscriptions.

Bulloch Memorial Gardens Bulloch Memorial Gardens is a licensed, state regulated perpetual care cemetery owned by Joiner Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory. Perpetual care is a one-time fee paid when purchasing a ground space, mausoleum or niche for a final resting place. For you, perpetual care means that funds are held in a perpetual trust which are to be used to maintain and provide the necessary care of the cemetery forever. Whether you are purchasing cemetery lots, monuments or flat memorials, these items are usually purchased through the cemetery of your choice and are not included on the funeral pre-arrangement contract. At Joiner Anderson, we offer cemetery items and funeral home items on the same contract.

Memorials: Bulloch Memorial Gardens offers a variety of ways in which to memorialize your loved one. Markers, headstones, statues, benches and plaques may be ordered to honor the deceased. Purchasing memorials during pre-planning means the monument may be purchased at today’s prices and be placed in storage until needed. Bulloch Memorial Gardens also offers refurbishment of existing memorials. Services: Bulloch Memorial Gardens offers funeral services and memorial services in the chapel mausoleum and at graveside. Pre-planning of the entire funeral and burial may be done on site at the cemetery in the BMG office. Our after care services never end. Flowers: As part of our perpetual care, we offer an annual flower program which ensures your loved one is acknowledged with flowers at various times throughout the year. We offer stay-in-the-vase flowers for bronze memorials and potted silk flowers for granite and marble vases.

General Information: • We offer 24-month payment plans at no interest, with a 20% down-payment • We offer granite or marble monuments for Bulloch Memorial Gardens and for other cemeteries • You can purchase vaults at today’s price in Bulloch Memorial Gardens that can be used in other cemeteries • We have the capability to design bronze memorials and stone monuments to create a most heartfelt tribute to your loved one, you can also incorporate bronze and stone in the same memorial • A one-time fee is assessed at the time of burial, to open and close the grave, crypt or niche. Entombment: • A gasketed casket is necessary for placement in the mausoleum, but no vault is required • A wooden casket may be chosen, but would be placed in a casket sealing wrap prior to entombment • We have Tandem Crypts available in the chapel mausoleum which means two people may rest in the crypt lying head to head. • When a crypt is purchased for two, you are also purchasing the inscription the sir name and the given names and birthdates.It is not necessary to purchase a bronze memorial or stone monument www.joineranderson.com

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Sweet Heart Biscuits 4 cups Plain Flour 2 tsp. Baking Powder 1 tsp. Baking Soda 1 ½ tsp. Salt 2 tsp. Sugar 1 stick Butter 2 Eggs 1 cup Sour Cream 1 cup Buttermilk Place all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Grate very cold butter into the flour mixture and mix until butter pieces are coated. I use a food processor with a grater attachment for this task. Place eggs, sour cream, and buttermilk in bowl and mix well. Make a well in center of dry ingredients add wet ingredients. Mix until just combined. The dough will be sticky. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 2-3 times. Pat the dough out by hand into a rectangle approximately 1½ inches thick. Cut with biscuit cutter or cut with knife and shape into round balls of dough. Place biscuits close together on generously greased pan. Dot the top of each biscuit with butter. Bake at 375° for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Serve immediately. Sweet Heart Biscuits 2 cups Self-Rising Flour 2 sticks Butter 1 cup Sour Cream Place all ingredients in bowl. Mix until just combined. Spoon onto greased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm. Helpful Biscuit Baking Hints: • Butter or shortening must be ice cold • Do not over mix ingredients • Make a well in center of dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients for better mixing • Use your hands. Biscuit making is all about the feel of the dough. • Use a sharp knife or biscuit cutter • Serve piping HOT • Don’t be afraid to try and fail many times until you find your perfect recipe

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A Real Southern Cook Makes Good Biscuits WRITTEN BY LAZAR BROWN OGLESBY

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’m a firm believer every Southern lady should have a good biscuit recipe in her repertoire. The “perfect” biscuit recipe has eluded me for over 15 years. After trying countless recipes: cutting lard, sifting flour, and kneading dough with some of the best biscuit bakers in my circle I have come to realize that most folks who cook an excellent biscuit don’t have a 3 x 5 recipe card with precisely measured ingredients. A good biscuit is all about the feel of the dough and the loving hands that magically create a flaky morsel of buttery goodness out of ingredients that most people have in their pantry. Biscuits can be a staple of every meal and deserve a place at any wellappointed table. Breakfast begs for a buttery biscuit slathered with homemade jam or local honey. A farm lunch calls for a hearty biscuit to fuel a family for an afternoon of hard work. I remember my daddy and granddaddy sopping “Cat Head” biscuits in cane syrup at farm lunches at the Brown’s Kitchen House. The biscuits were so large they required their own bowl filled with amber syrup made from a neighbor’s sugar cane. One of my earliest tasks in my Mother’s kitchen was making mayonnaise biscuits. These light and airy gems consist of three simple ingredients: flour, mayonnaise, and milk. I was in awe of how these every day kitchen staples could turn into a savory morsel baked up in miniature muffin tins. My friend Rusty Lane towers over the auction block. He cajoles bids from the most conservative of patrons, but in my opinion his most impressive skill is his ability to whip up a batch of perfectly crafted biscuits. Rusty rolls the biscuits in his hand and makes a small indentation in the center where melted butter pools in the hollow created by his giant hands. His famous biscuits are a dinner staple at what he lovingly calls, The Shack. He even includes the biscuits in his family’s Christmas dinner tradition. The biscuits are served with a chocolate sauce that rivals any jelly or syrup. My earliest forays in the kitchen began when I moved away to college. I had a tiny kitchen, cheap pots that scorched everything, and a willing circle of friends who bravely agreed to dinner invites. Most meals included what we lovingly referred to as “fat bread” widely known as sour cream muffins or butter-me-nots. The recipe consisted of three simple ingredients: flour, butter, and sour cream. Baked in mini muffin tins, these little buttery morsels will melt in your mouth! I lean towards the older ways in most of my habits. I think every fine meal should include a basket filled with warm freshly baked bread, but with today’s low carb diets and crazy fads, a quick salad is what’s for dinner most nights. Take the time to slow down and bake a batch of biscuits. I promise the end result, garnered by a job well done, will be complete satisfaction. I call this recipe Sweet Heart Biscuits because they are, in fact, a labor of love and the sure-fire way to anyone’s heart May/June 2019 • 83


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If Tomorrow Never Comes WRITTEN BY REV. DR. H. WILLIAM PERRY

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he other afternoon Margaret and I were watching a wonderful old movie, The Music Man. I first saw it back in 1962, the year it came out. I had taken the train from Live Oak to Jacksonville, and had a two or three hour layover before going on up to Lumberton, N.C., to see Margaret, the love of my life. There I sat in the theater, my suitcase at my feet, watching that outstanding musical. Suddenly, the star of the show, Robert Preston, made a statement that I still think about 57 years later: You pile up enough tomorrows and all you have is a bunch of yesterdays. In the dark of the theater I pulled out a pen and wrote that phrase down on a card I had in my pocket. I pondered over it on the trip up to North Carolina. I still do. It became an important part of my life. If you keep piling up tomorrows in your life, saying, “I’ll do that tomorrow,” the day will come when you look back and see a bunch of empty yesterdays. God really used that phrase to guide me. I have tried to do each day the things I felt led to do without putting them off. I think one of the Devil’s strategies is to get us to put off doing what God wants us to do. I remember an old story about the Devil gathering around him a small group of junior devils to prepare them for going to Earth and trying to get us humans to disobey God. He asked those junior devils what their strategy would be when they got to earth. The first said, “I’ll tell people there is no God!” The Devil said, “That won’t work! Down deep inside most humans believe there is a God.” The second junior devil said, “I’ll tell them there is no hell!” The Devil said, “That won’t work either. Most people believe there is punishment for doing wrong.” 84 • Statesboro Magazine

The third junior devil said, “I’ll tell them there is no hurry!” The Devil broke out in his old fiendish grin and said, “That’s it! Use that strategy and you’ll be successful!” Procrastination is one of our downfalls. Failing to do today what should be done. Putting it off ‘til tomorrow; then never getting around to it. An explorer was in the valley looking up at the cliff that seemed to go on forever. He took out his binoculars to look more closely. About halfway up the cliff he saw the opening of a cave. He wanted to explore it and figured the only way he could was to go to the top of the cliff and lower himself by rope. He walked around in the valley until he found a way to climb around and up to the top of the cliff. He tied a rope to a tree and began to lower himself down toward the cave. When he finally got down to the level of the cave he had to swing back and forth so that he could land on the cave’s flooring. With great relief he finally swung into the cave. He took the rope from around him, placed the end on a rock, and turned on his flash light. Then he heard a swish, looked back toward the entrance, and saw the rope swinging out away from the cave. The thought came to him, “If I’m going to catch that rope I’d better be ready to get it when it makes its first swing back in my direction.” So there he stood at the entrance; when the rope swung back toward the cave he jumped out toward it, caught it, and was able to swing back over the valley and then back into the cave. With great relief he realized he was safe only because he acted without delay. I hope you’ve learned the lesson. Act when you have opportunity. Don’t delay. Don’t pile up a bunch of empty yesterdays.


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ut no longer... I began living thirty-five years ago. I was not constructed. I was created by a crew of craftsmen who without a doubt could have been apprentices for Michelangelo. I took shape midst a forest God made. My evenings brought forth the full moon’s milky beams, traveling across the seas of heaven illuminating the graceful greenery of sentinel pines as if it were Christmas. The gentle slope of my front yard adds to the eloquence to my setting. A southern style breeze engages the tree tops into a sway like waltz. Lightning bugs often would add to the charm of it all. While night 86 • Statesboro Magazine

lyrics of crickets, toads and the bass soloist of an owl provided an overwhelming symphony. I have stood as a welcomed beacon to passersby, drawn to my Manor lines where within, living was grand. And I was so very much alive. Oh, how I offered chambers for every chapter of living and loving. There was that perfect corner in the den for the Christmas tree. Advent magic and birthday celebrations filled me with an overwhelming warmth released from that special setting, cascading down hallways into everywhere, including my laundry room. I loved a party. And so did my family. Speaking of which, how life took a grand formation when two baby boys came home four years apart. Oh, yes, how living took a turn magically as the sons grew, and on those beginning Christmas mornings, just as dawn was slipping in, Mom and Daddy would waken to the whispers of the boys, “can we go see what Santa left us?” As their home place, I was blessed to see such love taught to the boys. For one day they would go forth and pass this spiritual patent to their own children. As the sons grew, I offered a hallway with broad walls, the perfect setting for portraits of babies at Easter time. It was the “Louvre of Love.” And I enjoyed that epilogue banter after supper - whose time it was to clear the table, rinse off the dinner ware and load the dishwasher - “the right way,” came mother’s soft reminder. One of the more interesting times for food services was when the girls began showing up following those Friday night home games. Dad would have grilled hot dogs. Mom would have warmed the buns and would have trays of condiments to offer. On the cusp of teenage ethos, a great deal of laughter began filling the patio. Curfew was noted and no later than eleven-fifteen these ebullient young ones left, heading home, after thanking the boys’ mom and dad. How brief these Camelot happenings. In a whisper of time, the sons blossomed into young men; terms of endearment expressed on their cell phones floating into the den where Mom and Dad sat arranged in favorite push backs. Reading or watching television. And no doubt taking notice as to those trite forever phrases, “Hey, I saw you talking to Patty tonight. She’s cute!” And I, the home, took it all in. The exchange of going out with just “a good friend, Daddy,” to the later query, “Mom, I need to ask you something.” And in the wisp of an angel wing, three years later, the glorious trumpeting signal of the wedding march filled the Chapel. Marriage had gathered Zach, the older, and Dawn, whom he met their freshman year of college. Chess was a junior in high school. And I took note of his laughter as he engaged each day with no holding back. That was then. But now is now. And soon I will no longer be a home. But a HOUSE FOR SALE. It was a winter evening when Dad said, “Mildred, I love our home, but I think we should down-size. We can take the memories with us.” The following spring, I became painfully empty. Now at the age of thirty-five, I remain in repose. My hallways are parched with emptiness. The sanctioned hours of “sleeping in” on weekends, gone. The steamy coffee cups with soft comments on the patio, gone. The chatter of the boys shooting basketball in the driveway, gone. The moon still addresses the tall pines and the muscled oaks; the lofts for the spring time chorale of tweetie birds, and that far off bass note of the owl. At 35, I am young. Living is far from over for me as a HOME. I have faith, a family, a young group, with life well underway, will move in and return those sounds of growing in an act of love that I am so damn good at blessing... as a home.


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