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Obituary - Mr. John Clayton Motes
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory
Mr. John Clayton Motes
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. John Clayton Motes, age 90, died on Saturday, July, 4th, 2020, at his residence under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice.
    The Bulloch County native was raised in the Westside Community and completed school in the 10th grade at Pulaski High School in 1948.
    Following high school, John joined the U.S. Army and served until his discharge in August of 1952. He then returned to Statesboro and began a career with Statesboro Telephone Company, where he was employed for 43 years until his retirement. He later began a second career, working with Rozier Ford, and retired following 21 years of service.
    John was a former member of Thompson’s Pasture Hunting Club and was a charter member of Sinkhole Hunting Club since 1969. He was a member of the American Legion Post 90 in Statesboro since 1952 and was a member of the former Gracewood Baptist Church in Statesboro.
    John was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Lambert Motes and Connie Lucille Stephens Motes.
    Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Annie Mae Waters Motes of Statesboro; his adopted son, Bobby Lee Waters of Statesboro; two sisters, Faye Miller of Savannah and Lillian Radke of Texas; a brother, Steve Motes of Statesboro; and three sisters-in-law, Thera Nell Tanner and Sara Waters, both of Statesboro; and Marie Waters of Nevils. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
    The family will receive visitors on Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.
    A private graveside service will be held in Bulloch Memorial Gardens.
    A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Sinkhole Hunting Club.
    The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, Georgia 30459; or The Deloach Church Foundation, 8152 Nevils-Groveland Road, Statesboro, Georgia 30458.
    Friends may sign the online register book at
    Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, July 7, 2020
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