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Celebrating the life of
James "Buddy" Wiggins
January 04, 1945 - September 26, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 5-7 PM - Friday, September 29, 2017
  • Joiner Anderson Funeral Home
  • 502 Miller Street Ext. (Map)
    Statesboro, GA 30458

  • 912-764-7725
  • Funeral Service
  • 11:00am - Saturday, September 30, 2017
  • Old Fellowship Baptist Church
  • 5526 HWY 80 East (Map)
    Brooklet, Georgia 30415

  • 912-823-3846

My condolences to the Wiggins family. Take comfort in God's promise to resurrect our loved ones back to perfect life (Acts 24:15). For more comfort, please visit JW.org.

D Tucker, Locust Grove, GA

My sincere condolences for your loss. Death was not God's original purpose for us and it is something for which we can never be completely prepared for. May God comfort you as you go through this difficult time. May you find hope and comfort in our Creator's promise to restore life to those asleep in death. Revelation 21:3, 4

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We are all so sorry to hear about Mr. Buddy. He was a sweet and beautiful man. Me, Mitch and Mama wanted to send our condolences, love and prayers to you and your family.

Missy & Mitch Amatrudo and Linda Sherblon, Manchester , CT

To the family of MrWiggins I am so sorry for your loss death is never an easy thing to bear .our God Jehovah promise mankind a hope for a resurrection, please read John 5: 28,29 this scripture will give the family strengh and hope again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah, Ga

I send my condolences to the family of. Mr. James Wiggins.May the God of all comfort assign peace to you today and in the days to come This is what his word say at Isaiah 25:8, " He will actually swallow up death forever..."

John. D., Winder., Ga.

Calie i am so sorry for your loss, may God be with you and your children. Buddy was a fine man, God has another Angel.

Edward daws, Saluda, NC

I'm so sorry for your loss. Death was not intended to be apart of life. Jehovah, God, makes a comforting promise at John 5:28,29 to resurrect our loved ones one day. I hope this scripture gives you comfort as it has given me in times of loss. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Kelly, ,

I am sorry for your loss. Death is painful to all of us. However God's word the Bible always offers encouragement. A scripture I find comforting is Isaiah 25:8. There Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. That will be very satisfying! I hope this thought has been comforting to you. May positive thoughts fill you hearts and minds as you endure this difficult time.

R.G., ,

Callie, you and all your family are in my prayers as you go through these difficult days. I have always thought a lot of Buddy and you. So sorry for this loss to your family. Love, Betty

Betty Barfield Mills, Savannah,, GA

To the family, I would like to send my condolences. I met Mr. Wiggins as a young teen, while playing baseball with Mike. He and his entire family were always kind, accepting, and actually adopted me as "their son." His loving family is indeed a testament to his leadership as a true patriarch. God Bless to the family as they come together while mourning his passing. May you rest In Peace Mr. Wiggins, Anthony Wiggins, Helendale, California

Tony Wiggins, Helendale, CA

Callie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I wasn't around Buddy that much, but I know he always had a smile on his face. I know you will miss him terribly. I am praying for all of you. Love you.

Dell Miller, Gadsden, AL

Our deepest condolences, hope to see you at the visitation

Kenneth Fulmer and Linda Sowell, Metter, Ga

Uncle Buddy was my role model. Learned a lot from him. Been in my Life since I came into the world. Wish I had visited him more. Was a very level headed real honest person. He is going to be missed.

Tommy & Dianne Neal, Gafield, Georgia

He is my favorite uncle and always will be, l will always look up to him as to be a good family man, smile and love others nomater what.

Delfina Reyes, Statesboro, Ga

So sorry to hear about Mr. Wiggins. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Fred and Karen Cotton, Brooklet, Ga

We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

Stanley and Mary Bacon, Ellabell, Ga

So very sorry for your loss. Keeping everyone in my prayers.

Melissa Boye, Cape Coral , Fl

So sorry for your loss. He was such a nice man who was always smiling and such a pleasure to be around. My condolences to you. He will make heaven more special. Wynn

W. Sullivan , Savannah, GA

Pam, Thomas, Brandon & Bradley - I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Wiggins. My heart and prayers go out to you and the entire family. We love y'all very much. Nikki & Terry Lee

Nikki Lee, Savannah, GA

So sorry to hear of the death of Buddy. Your family is in our prayers. Please let us know what we can do for you.

Frank and Jackie Parker, Guyton, GA

We are so saddened to hear about the passing of Buddy . Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Wiggins family . Please except our deepest condolences .

John and Wanda Horton , Brooklet , Ga

My condolences to the Wiggins Family on your loss. Please know your loss is shared and that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has promised at John 5;28 (to resurrect those asleep in death). May fond memories linger in your hearts forever. Visit www.jw.org

Henry, , GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

James E. "Buddy" Wiggins, 72, died Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

Buddy was the foundation of his family. A loving and patient husband, father, papa, brother, uncle and friend. He was the leader of “the group” and found happiness and serenity in his family and God.

The Emanuel County native was a resident of Savannah for 23 years before moving to Bulloch County in 1991. He was a member of Old Fellowship Baptist Church and the Buck Sherrod Sunday School Class in Stilson. Buddy was the pattern shop supervisor and pattern maker at Ductile Iron Company (DICOA) in Savannah until they closed in 1986. He retired from Great Dane Trailers in 2007 after more than 20 years of service.

Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, Elzy and Emmie Lou Wiggins; his sisters, Ruby Davis, Essie Mae Cochran; and a brother, Lewis L. Wiggins.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Callie Woods Wiggins; his children, Mike and Kellie Wiggins, Angie and Charlie Howell, and Pam and Thomas Sullivan, all of Brooklet and Delfina Reyes of Statesboro; his grandchildren, Christina M. Wiggins, Tonya W.  and Benjamin Smith, Sara H. Berry, Casey W and Chad Hester, Brandon M. and Katlyn Sullivan, Bradley J. Sullivan and Ashley Cartwright, Jimmy C. Howell and Kourtney Smith, and Billy Howell; six great grandchildren, Braydon, Addison, Asa, Ian, Emma and Norah; his sisters, Louise Neal and Betty Ellison, both of Twin City, and Mary Johnson (Charles) of Canoochee; two brothers, J.T. Wiggins (Jackie) of Pembroke, and Charles Edward Wiggins (JoAnn) of Newnan.

Visitation will be on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Old Fellowship Baptist Church with Reverends Chuck Beaver, Reland Morgan and Mel Shuman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brandon and Bradley Sullivan, Jimmy and Billy Howell, Benjamin Smith, Chad Hester, Dylan Moore, and Earl Slater.

Remembrances may be made to Old Fellowship Baptist Church, 5526 East Highway 80, Brooklet, GA 30415.

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My condolences to the Wiggins family. Take comfort in God's promise to resurrect our loved ones back to perfect life (Acts 24:15). For more comfort, please visit JW.org.

D Tucker, Locust Grove, GA

My sincere condolences for your loss. Death was not God's original purpose for us and it is something for which we can never be completely prepared for. May God comfort you as you go through this difficult time. May you find hope and comfort in our Creator's promise to restore life to those asleep in death. Revelation 21:3, 4

, ,

We are all so sorry to hear about Mr. Buddy. He was a sweet and beautiful man. Me, Mitch and Mama wanted to send our condolences, love and prayers to you and your family.

Missy & Mitch Amatrudo and Linda Sherblon, Manchester , CT

To the family of MrWiggins I am so sorry for your loss death is never an easy thing to bear .our God Jehovah promise mankind a hope for a resurrection, please read John 5: 28,29 this scripture will give the family strengh and hope again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah, Ga

I send my condolences to the family of. Mr. James Wiggins.May the God of all comfort assign peace to you today and in the days to come This is what his word say at Isaiah 25:8, " He will actually swallow up death forever..."

John. D., Winder., Ga.

Calie i am so sorry for your loss, may God be with you and your children. Buddy was a fine man, God has another Angel.

Edward daws, Saluda, NC

Candle tribute lit by Edward Daws — North Carolina

I'm so sorry for your loss. Death was not intended to be apart of life. Jehovah, God, makes a comforting promise at John 5:28,29 to resurrect our loved ones one day. I hope this scripture gives you comfort as it has given me in times of loss. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Kelly, ,

I am sorry for your loss. Death is painful to all of us. However God's word the Bible always offers encouragement. A scripture I find comforting is Isaiah 25:8. There Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. That will be very satisfying! I hope this thought has been comforting to you. May positive thoughts fill you hearts and minds as you endure this difficult time.

R.G., ,

Callie, you and all your family are in my prayers as you go through these difficult days. I have always thought a lot of Buddy and you. So sorry for this loss to your family. Love, Betty

Betty Barfield Mills, Savannah,, GA

To the family, I would like to send my condolences. I met Mr. Wiggins as a young teen, while playing baseball with Mike. He and his entire family were always kind, accepting, and actually adopted me as "their son." His loving family is indeed a testament to his leadership as a true patriarch. God Bless to the family as they come together while mourning his passing. May you rest In Peace Mr. Wiggins, Anthony Wiggins, Helendale, California

Tony Wiggins, Helendale, CA

Candle tribute lit by Sue Cannon — Georgia

Callie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I wasn't around Buddy that much, but I know he always had a smile on his face. I know you will miss him terribly. I am praying for all of you. Love you.

Dell Miller, Gadsden, AL

Our deepest condolences, hope to see you at the visitation

Kenneth Fulmer and Linda Sowell, Metter, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Robert & Renee' Ellison — Georgia

Uncle Buddy was my role model. Learned a lot from him. Been in my Life since I came into the world. Wish I had visited him more. Was a very level headed real honest person. He is going to be missed.

Tommy & Dianne Neal, Gafield, Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Henry Singleton — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Randy & Wanda Ellison — Georgia

He is my favorite uncle and always will be, l will always look up to him as to be a good family man, smile and love others nomater what.

Delfina Reyes, Statesboro, Ga

So sorry to hear about Mr. Wiggins. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Fred and Karen Cotton, Brooklet, Ga

We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

Stanley and Mary Bacon, Ellabell, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Fred and Karen cotton — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Belinda Ellison — Georgia

So very sorry for your loss. Keeping everyone in my prayers.

Melissa Boye, Cape Coral , Fl

So sorry for your loss. He was such a nice man who was always smiling and such a pleasure to be around. My condolences to you. He will make heaven more special. Wynn

W. Sullivan , Savannah, GA

Pam, Thomas, Brandon & Bradley - I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Wiggins. My heart and prayers go out to you and the entire family. We love y'all very much. Nikki & Terry Lee

Nikki Lee, Savannah, GA

So sorry to hear of the death of Buddy. Your family is in our prayers. Please let us know what we can do for you.

Frank and Jackie Parker, Guyton, GA

We are so saddened to hear about the passing of Buddy . Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Wiggins family . Please except our deepest condolences .

John and Wanda Horton , Brooklet , Ga

Candle tribute lit by John and Wanda Horton — Georgia

My condolences to the Wiggins Family on your loss. Please know your loss is shared and that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has promised at John 5;28 (to resurrect those asleep in death). May fond memories linger in your hearts forever. Visit www.jw.org

Henry, , GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA


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