Funeral services for J.W. “Nookie” Youmans, 91 of Stillmore, were held Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend Robert Beckham and Mr. Chad Kingery officiating. Interment followed at Youmans Cemetery. The family received friends Friday, January 14, 2022 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. He passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. J.W. “Nookie” Youmans was born March 31, 1930 in Emanuel County to Charlie Youmans and Madie Lumley Youmans. He was a lifetime farmer and bus driver for 31 years who enjoyed fishing and gardening. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Hadden Youmans; son, Roy Lee Youmans; daughters, Margaret Jones and Madie Youmans; brother, Charles Youmans; sisters, Cynthia Boatright, Mary Lou Moore, Susie Mae Daniels, Freeda Beckham, Louise James, Ilene Nelson, and Henriette Wilson; grandson, Roy Lee Jones; and great-grandson, Willie Jones.
Survivors include his sons, James W. Youmans Jr. (Susan) of Stillmore, Randy Youmans (Karen) of Swainsboro, and Kenneth Youmans (Sara) of Metter; daughters, Linda Kingery (Lester) and Nancy Slater (Donnie), both of Stillmore; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Pallbearers were Jimbo Akridge, Kade Youmans, Chad Kingery, Dustin Lewis, Harris Youmans, and Kyle Jones.
Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.