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Tonya Jean Willoughby, age 55, of Baxley, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018 at her residence under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
Ms. Willoughby was born November 8, 1962 in Alma, Georgia to the late Zula Beecher Branch and William Bill Branch of Baxley. She was a member of Spring Branch Baptist Church. Ms. Willoughby earned an Associate of Science Degree in Medical Technology and was a past employee of Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup and Appling General Hospital in Baxley. She was also a past member of The American Cancer Society and licensed by Health Education Welfare. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wilton Willoughby, her mother, Zula Beecher Branch, and her step mother, Jo Branch.
Survivors include her daughters & son in law, Anastasia McLain & Craig Stone of Baxley and Megan & D. J. Kimberly of Surrency; father, William Bill Branch of Baxley; sisters and brothers in Law, Della Kay and Frank Smith of Baxley, Kathy Glisson of Orange Beach, Alabama, Gayle and Jerry Baxley of Baxley; brothers and sister in law, Danny and Lanita Branch of Baxley and George & Dedi Carter of Baxley. Five grandchildren, Lexi and Koby McLain, Chesney, Kristian and Jakub Kimberly also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Spring Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Bryan Gill, Rev. Rick Brown, Rev. Tommy Daniels, and Rev. Robert Wigley officiating.
Interment will follow in Omega Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Will Smith, Adam Smith, Jonathan Mann, John Ramsey, Jonathan Williams, and Jerry Baxley.
Honorary pallbearers will be the past and present staff of Wayne Memorial Hospital Lab Department, Marsha Jones, Laura Ballou, Dawn Shipp, Jeanne Spell, Karron Carter, all Mountaineers, and Staff of South Georgia Hospice of Jesup.
Visitation will be Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., at Spring Branch Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Spring Branch Baptist Church Building Fund or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.