Sugar Pryor

June 14, 1908 ~ May 13, 2018 (age 109)

Sugar Pryor, 108, died Sunday, May 13, 2018 at the Heritage Inn Health and Rehabilitation Center in Statesboro.  She was born June 14, 1909 in Bulloch County, Georgia to the late Joe and Jimmie Ann Johnson.

She attended the public schools of Bulloch County and at a young age she served for many years at Lakeside First Baptist Church in Metter.  After moving to Statesboro with her husband, Buford Pryor, she joined Noah’s Ark Baptist Church. She held several offices in the church and she was very active there until she was no longer able to attend.

Mrs. Pryor worked very hard throughout her life.  She grew and preserved much of the food that she fed her family. For 44 years, she was one of the main organizers of her annual family reunion.  In 2012, at 103 years of age, Mrs. Pryor proudly became a registered voter for the first time in her life.  

She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Cornelius and Buford, Jr.; one daughter, Alma Ruth and nine grandchildren.

Survivors include, one daughter and son in law, Ruby P. and Eddie Brown of Savannah; two brothers and one sister in law, Coursey Johnson and Johnnie and Mildred Johnson of Fort Lauderdale, FL; two sisters, Betty Johnson and Lora Lee Lanier of Metter; seventeen grandchildren, thirty-nine great-grandchildren , fifty-eight great-great grandchildren, six great-great-great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.  Mrs. Pryor was instrumental in rearing the Nesmith children of Bulloch County and she considered them a part of her family.

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