Semitruck 04


James Herbert "Doodlebug" Ryals

June 16, 1961 ~ February 15, 2019 (age 57)
Obituary Image

            Mr. James Herbert “Doodlebug” Ryals, 57, of Midville, GA. loss his 2-year battle with Heart Failure on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Emory University in Atlanta after an extended illness.

           Mr. Ryals was born on June 16, 1961 in Millen, GA. to the late Howard Ryals and Essie Mae Burke Ryals.  He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Roy and George Ryals.  Mr. Ryals was a Truck Driver for Claxton Trucking. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Midville.   


Survivors include his wife, Jerusha “Gina” Hobbs; daughters, Hyedie Badie and Heather (Timothy) Fitzgerald; brothers, Howard Ryals, Jerome (Kathy) Ryals, David Ryals; sisters, Patricia (John) Thurston, Brenda (Jack) Radford, Glenda Burke; grandchildren, Trey Badie, Chloe Fitzgerald, Johnesia Badie, Johnequa Williams; several nieces, nephews, and friends.


Celebration of life Service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 198 Edward Drive, Millen, GA.


            Condolences may be expressed at

            Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. James Herbert “Doodlebug” Ryals, 57, of Midville, GA.


© 2019 Chapman Funeral Home GA. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS