Maryjane (Ryals) Poppell

February 18, 1950 ~ July 10, 2020 (age 70)


Ludowici – Maryjane Catherine Ryals Poppell, 70, passed away Friday, July 10, 2020 at her home under the care of her family and GHC Hospice.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Long County, had worked as a caregiver and was a homemaker.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and watching TV.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Ludowici and preceded in death by her husband, Barney Poppell, parents, Leon Ryals, Sr. and Alma Rozier Ryals, and her siblings, Josephine, Leon, Jr., Thomas, Becky, and Berteray.

Survivors are her daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Justin Wallace of Ludowici; sons and daughters-in-law, Framon Poppell and Ronnie and Kim Poppell of Ludowici, and Roy Lee and Lori Poppell of Brunswick; brothers, Lennice Ryals and Tony Ryals of Ludowici; thirteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be Sunday, July 12 at 2:30 PM at Davis Cemetery in Long County with Rev. Danny Stilwell officiating.

Visitation with social distancing will be at the funeral home from 1-2 PM Sunday prior to service.  Wearing of masks is encouraged.

Active pallbearers will be Anthony Moody, Justin Wallace, Clayton Ryals, Little Roy Poppell, Norman Morris and Wilford Morris.

Family and friends may sign the online register at

Arrangements are under the direction of Howard Funeral Home of Ludowici.

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July 12, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Howard Funeral Home
57 Oak St NW
Ludowici, GA 31316

Graveside Service
July 12, 2020

2:30 PM
Davis Cemetery, Long County

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