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Joe Lightsey

March 5, 1944 — July 15, 2019

Joe Lightsey

Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory announces the funeral services for Mr. Joe Lightsey, age 75, who passed away Monday, July 15, 2019 at the Bacon County Hospital under the care of Comfort Care Hospice.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Appling County.  Mr. Lightsey was a twenty year veteran with the Appling County Sheriff’s Department serving as a Sherriff’s Deputy for sixteen years and Sherriff for four years.  He loved fishing and the river and was a member of the Baxley First Baptist Church.


He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Senia Pierce Lightsey and a brother, Johnny Lightsey.


Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Charlotte Lightsey of Baxley; four children, Delaine Robson and husband Roy of Camden, AL, Tommy Lightsey and wife Vera of Ladson, SC, Angie Kearney and husband Ashley of Baxley and Shawn Lightsey and wife Jessica of Kathleen, GA; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; three brothers, George Lightsey of Baxley, Roger Lightsey and wife Eleanor of Surrency and Richard Lightsey and wife Cindy of Baxley; three sisters, Pearl Turner and husband Ed of Appling County, Verlene Moody and husband Stanley of Baxley and Yommie Taylor and husband Ronnie of Baxley; several nieces and nephews also survive.


Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 2pm at the Nobles Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Rick Brown officiating.


Interment will follow in the Omega Cemetery.


Visitation will be held one hour prior to funeral services at the funeral home.


Active Pallbearers will be Brooks Taylor, Jason Moody, Ashley Kearney, Neil Lightsey, Henry Jones and Barry Sharpe.


Honorary pallbearers will be the Comfort Care Hospice staff, Bacon County Hospital staff and all friends and family in attendance.


Friends and family may sign the online guest book at


Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the family of Mr. Joe Lightsey.

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