James H. Joyner

January 28, 1935June 27, 2013

James H. “Jim” Joyner

Sylvania – James Huel “Jim” Joyner, age 78, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Screven County, was a retired crop duster, air plane mechanic and instructor and was of Baptist faith. He was also U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Federal Aviation Admistration. He was preceded in death by his Son: James H. Joyner, Jr.; Parents: George Huel Joyner and Lessie Ola Cleland Joyner King; Brother: Gene H. Joyner.

Survivors: Wife: Hilda Diane Thompson Joyner of Sylvania; Daughters and Sons-in-Law: Sandra & Neil Berry of Graniteville, SC, Jeannie Joyner & Ronnie North of Waynesboro, GA and Tasha & Roger Evans of Sylvania; Son: Mikel Neidlinger of Sylvania; 8 Grandchildren; 2 Great-Grandchildren; Several Nieces and Nephews.

Visitation: Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home.

Funeral Services: Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 11:00 AM at the Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Warren Devevo officiating.

Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.


  • Visitation Friday, June 28, 2013
  • Funeral Services Saturday, June 29, 2013

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sheriff mike kile

July 3, 2013

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.

Troy & Kay Smith

June 30, 2013

Jeannie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. May God give you the strength you need.

Ethel Stafford

June 29, 2013

Diane, so sorry for your loss. Will contact you later.

vangie conner weeks

June 28, 2013

gene. sorry about your brothe
remember the 5 and 10 cents store in statesboro at the popcorn machine/?

Mary Brouillard

June 28, 2013

Diane, Jeannie, Sandra and Amanda - I know that I speak for the entire VA Spinal Cord Team when I say that it has been an honor for us to care for Jim and to get to know all of you over the past two years. He and you will always have a special place in my heart! Mary Brouillard (Augusta VA Spinal Cord Injury Unit)

Rob White

June 28, 2013

Sorry for your loss, our family's prayers are with your family at this time.

Alex & Margaret Ann Colleran

June 28, 2013

Oh Jeannie ... Alex and I grieve with you. JC just called to let me know. As you and Ronnie are both well aware, we're no strangers to grieving for our loved ones. It doesn't get any easier; but the memories keep your heart full, and your dad close. I'll try to reach you and/or Ronnie by phone. In the meantime, know that our prayers are with you, Sandra, and the rest of your family. We love you devotedly, and are standing with you through this.
Always and forever,
Margaret Ann and Alex

Phillip Wren

June 28, 2013

My memories go way back when Jim was one of the top crop duster pilots in Burke County. He was truly a memorable figure and friend. My condolences to the family.

Kathleen Kitchens

June 28, 2013

My prayers are with you and your family.

Frank Rackley

June 28, 2013

Sorry to hear about Mr. Jim, my heart goes out to all of the family.