Jay Chanes

September 13, 1981 ~ August 27, 2020 (age 38)


Jay Brannon Chanes passed away on August 27, 2020 at the Effingham County Hospital Emergency Room, where he was surrounded by his Husband Johnathan Chanes, family and friends who loved him so deeply.

He was born on September 13, 1981 in Savannah, GA, where his Mother Faye Broughten and Father Jerry Hester proudly welcomed him into this world. Jay graduated from South Effingham High in 2000, where he amazed not only his parents but his peers with his powerful singing voice.  He enjoyed listening to old music and watching good-hearted comedies. Jay’s other enjoyments were playing Dead By Daylight and spending hours gaming with his husband Johnathan, his brother-in-law Jordan Hughes, and sister-in-law Tori Hughes.

Jay also leaves behind three brothers, Tommy Daniels, Jimmy Hester, and John Hilderbrant; and by his sister, Lisa Macy.

May prayers and hope find their way for the loss of Jay Chanes.

Visitation will be held at Riggs Funeral Home in Guyton, GA, on Monday, August 31, 2020, from 5 – 7 pm. A graveside service will be held for Jay Brannon Chanes on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at 10:00am in the Springfield Annex Cemetery.

To send flowers to Jay's family, please visit our floral store.


August 31, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Riggs Funeral Home
1979 Hwy 119 South
Guyton, GA 31312

Graveside Service
September 1, 2020

10:00 AM
Springfield Annex

© 2020 Riggs Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy