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Mr. James Ellis Haygood
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. James Ellis Haygood, age 82, died Thursday afternoon at the East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro.
    James was born in Statesboro, Georgia, and graduated from Nevils High School in 1953. Following his graduation, James began working with Union Camp in Savannah. During his career, he and his wife made Savannah their home.
    James retired following 20 years of service and returned to the family farm in Bulloch County, where he farmed until his retirement in the late 1990s.
    James loved the outdoors and especially his time spent fishing.
    He was a member of Middleground Primitive Baptist Church.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Ouida Lanier Haygood and Leland Ellis Haygood; his wife, Jan Barnard Haygood; two children, Randy Craig Haygood and Holly Ann Haygood; and two sisters, Yvonne Williams and Shirley Holland.
    Surviving are his son, Denny Haygood of Statesboro; a daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Ben Fields of Fayetteville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Brandy Short and husband, Lonnie, of Pembroke; Britney Hendrix and husband, Shane, of Pembroke; Lawson Fields and Savannah Fields, both of Fayetteville, N.C.; and nine great-grandchildren, Loghann Hendrix, Caylee-Grace Hendrix, Cane Hendrix and Case Hendrix, all of Pembroke; Dylan Pittman, Kendall Pittman and Jamie Pittman, all of Pembroke; and Mason Short of Pembroke. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
    The family will receive visitors on Sunday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.
    The funeral service will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home with Elder Steve Taylor and Elder Buck Grantham officiating. Interment will be in Bulloch Memorial Gardens.
    Pallbearers will be Drew Williams, Barry Williams, Shane Hendrix, Lonnie Short, Ben Fields and Brian Barnard.
    Friends may sign the online register book at
    Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, May 19, 2018
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