Jimmie Ray Godbee

August 10, 1935July 5, 2018

Mr. Jimmie Ray Godbee, 82, of Sylvania, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018, at his home under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice and his loving family. He was born August 10, 1935, in Screven County to the late Raiford Royal and Cathleen Oglesby Godbee. He served in the Georgia Air National Guard, was a self-employed operator of a saw mill and cotton gin and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: his wife, Sylvia Lovett Godbee, 3 sons and daughters-in-law: Jimmie Lynn and Janet Godbee, Myron Eric (Pete) and Ellen Godbee, and Kenneth (Skeeter) and Ira Godbee, and his step-mother: Lillian Godbee all of Sylvania, Grandchildren: Michael Alan and Crystal Godbee of Douglasville, Georgia, Janna Nicole and Lloyd Taylor, Christian Tyler and Anna Godbee, Courtney Morgan and Tommy Boddiford, Allison Anne and Dustin Hendley, and Dustin Matthew Godbee all of Sylvania, and 8 Great-Grandchildren. A Memorial Service for Mr. Godbee will be held Sunday, July 8, 2018, at 3:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home in Sylvania. Rev. Ralph Dixon will officiate and visitation will be held after the services. A private family burial will be held at a later date. The family requests that memorial contributions please be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P. O. Box 536, Statesboro, GA 30458.


  • Ogeechee Area Hospice


  • Memorial Service Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Visitation Sunday, July 8, 2018

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Brad Katnik

July 8, 2018

Pete and Ellen,

I am so sorry for your families loss. May he Rest In Peace.

Brad Katnik

Rick and Retta Hester

July 7, 2018

Bascom Station won’t be the same without Jimmie.
Jimmie was always straight to the point.
His most memorable line was:
"Don't tell me what you think, tell me what you know."
He will be sorely missed.
Our deepest sympathy,
Rick and Retta Hester

Hal Rowell

July 6, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. I have many memories of the sawmill days. Praying God comforts you and helps you through this difficult time.