Obituaries 10-06-22

October 05, 2022


Sept. 27, 2022

Funeral services for Sherman Boyles, Jr., 80, of Waynesboro, were

conducted on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 from Maynor Creek Assembly of God

Church, with Rev. Marvin Griffin officiating.

Interment followed at Maynor Creek Cemetery.

Born in Waynesboro to the late Sherman and Ollie Maye Boyles, he married

Brenda Faye Bush on Oct. 22, 1964 and soon transitioned from employment

at Masonite Corporation to become an entrepreneur as he launched Boyles

Roofing, later known as Boyles Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc., when his

brother, Marvin, joined him to lead the metal fabrication addition.

Sherman often spoke of the work ethic he learned alongside his father in

the cotton field and on the farm. This work ethic sustained him as he

and his brother operated alongside each other for more than 40 years.

He labored passionately to expand his commercial roofing business across

the United States, becoming a pioneer in the industry by being the first

in the Southeast to adopt an innovative application system. He directed

his employees in perfecting the application system which earned him

leadership statute on the Warrior Council of Carlisle SynTec Systems of

Carlisle, Penn. He was a member of Maynor Creek Assembly of God Church,

where he served in various roles throughout the years.

Sherman hailed form rare stock in many ways --- he loved to work, he

loved to lead and he enjoyed the challenge of problem solving. He used

his skills to advance organizations and programs in which he believed,

such as serving as the longest standing President of the Texas Longhorn

Breeders Association of America and serving as a Board Member at Wayne

Academy in his hometown. Governor Kirk Fordyce appointed Sherman as

President of the Mississippi Board of Contractors during his tenure of


His love of history and sense of adventure spurred his enjoyment of

travel, beginning with his senior trip to Mexico and propelling him to

visit several countries in Europe, landmarks in the West as well as

exploring Alaska and Canada.

He was a patriot at heart, and though he had many interests and

passions, he would quickly tell you that he most loved God, family and

country. He delighted in spending time with his family and would often

be found at academic, sports and extracurricular events involving his

children and his grandchildren.

He died on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022.

He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda Faye (Bush) Boyles; his

children and their spouses, Tammy and Richard Coker of Madison and Steve

and Michele Boyles of Waynesboro; his grandchildren and their respective

spouses, Andrew and Anna Willoughby, Alex Willoughby and Cara

Willoughby, all of Nashville, Tenn., and Brennyn Boyles of Waynesboro;

and his great-grandchildren, Jackson Henry and Della Rose Willoughby of


He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Ollie Mae Boyles of

Waynesboro; and his brother, Marvin Lewis Boyles of Waynesboro.

The Boyles family is grateful for the attentive care of the nursing

staff at Hattiesburg Dialysis Clinic and Waynesboro Dialysis Unit, as

well as the compassion and kindness shown by the University of

Mississippi Medical Center MICU staff.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maynor Creek Academy (MCA),

5418 U.S. Hwy. 84, Waynesboro, MS 39367 or Wayne Academy (WA), P.O. Box

308, Waynesboro, MS 39367 in memory of Sherman Boyles, Jr.

An online guestbook can be signed at

Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro was in charge of arrangements.


March 27, 1968-Sept. 30, 2022

Funeral services for Franklin Donald "Don Don" Hemeter, Jr., 54, of

Waynesboro were conducted on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022 from the Chapel of

Freeman Funeral Home, with Dr. Steven Bruns officiating.

Interment followed at Waynesboro Cemetery.

Born in Waynesboro on Wednesday, March 27, 1968 to Franklin Donald

Hemeter, Sr., and Florence A. "Toni" Hemeter, he was a member of

Waynesboro First United Methodist Church. He worked as a Farm Manager on

his family farm.

He loved tending to his livestock, being outdoors, his USM talk shows on

the radio and his interest in Military History.

He died on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 at his residence.

He is survived by his father, Franklin Donald Hemeter, Sr. of

Waynesboro; his sister, Stephanie Hemeter of Waynesboro; his brother and

sister-in-law, James Scott and Dana Hemeter of Waynesboro; and his

nephew, Braxton Hemeter of Waynesboro.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Florence A. "Toni" Hemeter;

his parental grandparents, Paul and Bessie Hemeter; his maternal

grandfather, Nolan Clark; and his maternal grandmother, Vera Clark.

Pallbearers were Jamie Heathcock, Javier Diaz, William Windham, Greg

Freeman, Gary Freeman, Dr. Steve Gardner, Bill Baker and Tim


In lieu of flowers, "Don Don's" family asks that you make a

memorial to Waynesboro First United Methodist Church or any charity of

your choice.

An online guestbook can be signed at

Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro was in charge of arrangements.