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March 2010 - Music FH and Miles-Odum FH Obituaries

Posted: 5 Jan 2011 4:42PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Ware County, Georgia USA Obituaries

March 2010

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Music Funeral Home, Waycross
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David N. Hudson
Born in Homerville, Clinch Co, GA on Feb. 17, 1953
Departed on Mar. 1, 2010 and resided in Waycross, Ware Co, GA

Visitation: Saturday, Mar. 6, 2010
Service: Saturday, Mar. 6, 2010
Cemetery: Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Manor, Ware Co, GA

Mr. David N. Hudson, 57, died Monday morning (March 1, 2010) at Kindred
Hospital of Atlanta following an extended illness.

He was a native of Homerville, a former resident of New Jersey for fifteen
years, but had made his home in Ware County for the past thirty years. He was
the son of the late Edmund Hudson and Thelma Louise Henderson Hudson. He was
also preceded in death by a daughter, Louise Hudson. He was a self-employed
handyman and was a member of Williams Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of thirty years, Janice L. Hudson of Waycross; three
daughters, Bernadette Hudson of New Jersey, Cecila Hudson of Minnesota, and
Julie Diaz (husband Lorenzo) of Pennsylvania; five sons, David Hudson, Jr.(wife
Nina) of New Jersey Michael Voss (wife Heather) of MacClenny, FL, Walter Voss
(wife Christie) of Waycross, Brian Voss (wife Lynn) of Waycross, and Benjamin
Voss (wife Elizabeth) of Jesup,; a daughter-in-law, Tanya Voss of Waycross;
twenty-two grandchildren, two great grandchildren; his step-mother, Ina Ruth
Hudson of Screven; four sisters, Lisa H. Reynolds of Screven, Jackie Ruth
Hudson of Tennessee, Bonnie Hudson of Patterson, and Debra Atkinson of Vidalia;
eight brothers, Joe Harper of California, Chris Harper, Merle Harper, and
Earnest Harper all of Fitzgerald, Eddie Hudson of Screven, Rocky Hudson of
Macon, Tony Hudson of Blackshear, and Elmer Hudson of Offerman, and numerous
nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday (March 6, 2010) at Mt.
Olive Cemetery near Manor. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:30
until 2:00 PM at the cemetery.

Sympathy can be expressed by signing the online registry at
www.musicfuneralhome.com.

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John P. Santillo
Born in New Haven, New Haven Co, CT on Feb. 29, 1920
Departed on Mar. 3, 2010 and resided in Waycross, Ware Co, GA

Service: Saturday, Mar. 6, 2010
Cemetery: Oakland Cemetery

Mr. John P. Santillo, 90, passed away Wednesday afternoon (March 3, 2010) at
Pierce County Nursing Home in Blackshear after an extended illness.

He was born in New Haven, CT on February 29, 1920. He served in the United
States Air Force during World War II. After retiring from Pan American Airways
on January 1, 1971, he moved from Coral Gables, FL to Waycross where he became
a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

John is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth Hollingsworth Santillo of
Waycross; one niece, Wanda Jones of Orange Park, FL; six nephews, Billy
Hollingsworth of Orange Park, FL, James Hollingsworth of Loganville, GA, Edward
Hollingsworth of Calhoun, GA, Jerry Hollingsworth of Jasper, GA, C. K. Hayman
of Savannah, GA, and Larry Davis of Kingsland, GA; and several great nieces and
nephews.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday (March 6, 2010) at Oakland
Cemetery with Rev. Dale Thornton officiating.

Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
www.musicfuneralhome.com.

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James Clinton "Jimmy" Rowell, Jr.
Born in Bacon County, GA on Sep. 30, 1943
Departed on Mar. 7, 2010 and resided in Blackshear, Pierce County, GA

Visitation: Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2010
Service: Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2010
Cemetery: Waters Cemetery, Pierce County, GA

Mr. James C. “Jimmy” Rowell, Jr., 66, died Sunday afternoon (March 7, 2010) at
his residence in Blackshear after an extended illness.

He was a native of Bacon County, but he has lived most of his life in the
Waycross area. He was the former co-owner of Dad and Lad’s Clothing Store. He
was also a member of Jamestown Baptist Church and the Faithful Followers Sunday
School Class.

He is the son of the late James Clinton Rowell, Sr. and Pearl Lee Rowell.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Shirley Kirkland Rowell of Blackshear;
four children, Scott Rowell (wife Lora) of Waycross, Derin Rowell of
Blackshear, Shannon O’Steen (husband Rickey) of Waynesville, and Beverly Inman
(husband Billy) of Blackshear; nine grandchildren, Caitlin Rowell, Jarrett
Rowell, Constance Mari (husband Gopi), Candice O’Steen, April O’Steen, Bryce
O’Steen, Travis O’Steen, Blake James and Will Inman; two great grandchildren,
Derin Lee and Mallory O’Steen; four nephews; and his mother-in-law, Arleene
Kirkland of Douglas.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday (March 10, 2010) at the Music
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Waters Cemetery. The family will
receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
www.musicfuneralhome.com.

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Stanley Dewey Todd
Born in Hortense, Brantley Co, GA on Jun. 6, 1949
Departed on Mar. 9, 2010 and resided in Waycross, Ware Co, GA

Visitation: Thursday, Mar. 11, 2010
Service: Friday, Mar. 12, 2010
Cemetery: Kettle Creek Cemetery

Mr. Stanley Dewey Todd, 60, died Tuesday afternoon (March 9, 2010) at his
residence after a brief illness.

He was born in Hortense, but he has lived most of his life in Ware County. He
was employed by Woodard's Auto as a mechanic. He served in the United States
Army during the Vietnam War, and was affiliated with the Baptist faith.
He is the son of the late Dewey Olan Todd and Annie Melissa Taylor Todd.

Survivors include three daughters, Betty Shackelford (husband Billy) of
Council, NC, Tammy Peele (husband Jeremy) of North Carolina, and Tabatha
Williams of Jacksonville, FL; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Van Todd of
Waycross, and Ronald Warner (wife Mildred) of Waycross; four sisters, Letha
Todd of Blackshear, Mary Michaels (husband Edward) of Blackshear, Grace Joyner
(husband L. J.) of Blackshear, and Faye Telles of Hazlehurst; and numerous
nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday (March 12, 2010) at the Music
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kettle Creek Cemetery. The family
will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
www.musicfuneralhome.com.

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Lucille Aldridge Smith
Born in Waycross, GA on Jul. 24, 1930
Departed on Mar. 9, 2010 and resided in Waycross, GA.

Visitation: Thursday, Mar. 11, 2010
Service: Friday, Mar. 12, 2010
Cemetery: Oakland Cemetery

Mrs. Lucille Aldridge Smith, 79, died Tuesday morning (March 9, 2010) at
Baptist Village Retirement Communities after a brief illness.

She was born and lived most of her life in Ware County. She retired from
Wainright's Pharmacy (formerly Register and Lanier Drug Store) after many years
of service. She was a member of Kettle Creek Southern Congregational Methodist
Church and Woodmen of the World. Her passions were cooking pecan pies for other
people and spending time with her family.

She is the daughter of the late J. E. "Uncle Bud" Aldridge and Maude Dukes
Aldridge. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Calvin "Buck" Smith;
three sisters, Betty Jean Weeks, Louell Dixon and Lillian Brown; and three
brothers, "Cobb" Aldridge, Ed Aldridge and Elbert Aldridge.

Survivors include five children, Jimmy Smith of Americus, David Smith (wife
Sandra) of Waycross, Linda Smith Miller of Lanett, AL, Billy Aldridge (wife
Becky) of Windsor, MO, and Bobby Aldridge (wife Louise) of Anniston, AL; ten
grandchildren, six great grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Meurer of California,
and Joann Razzano of Clearwater, FL; and numerous nieces, nephews and other
relatives.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday (March 12, 2010) at the Music
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. The family will
receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Southeast Cancer
Unit, 401 Pendleton Street, Waycross, GA 31501.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
www.musicfuneralhome.com.

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Pamela Marie Fuller Sweat
Born in Pennsylvania on Jun. 11, 1960
Departed on Mar. 11, 2010 and resided in Pearson, Atkinson Co, GA

Visitation: Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2010
Service: Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2010
Cemetery: Union Hill Church Cemetery, Atkinson Co, GA

Mrs. Pamela Marie Fuller Sweat, 49, died Thursday evening (March 11, 2010) at
Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, (Bibb Co) GA following an extended
illness.

She was born in Pennsylvania, but she had been living in Pearson since 1997.
She was a homemaker.

She was the daughter of the late Eunice White Fuller.

Survivors include husband, Leroy Sweat of Pearson; 3 children, Maya Marie
Sweat, Joshua Caleb Sweat and Destiny Grace Sweat all of Pearson; 1 step son,
Frankie Leroy Sweat III of Jacksonville, Fl; her father, Samuel K. Fuller III
of Wilkesboro, PA; two sisters, Janet Williams of Pearson, GA, and Karen Fuller
of Pearson, GA; one brother, Michael Fuller of Millwood; one niece, Anna; one
nephew, Anthony; five aunts, Olaph White of Statenville, Ernestine McDaniel of
Lake City, FL, Burnell Waters of Waycross, Elgine Burnsed of Nashville, and
Katheleen Carpenter of Douglas; and numerous cousins.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday (March 16, 2010) at Union Hill
Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior at the
cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
www.musicfuneralhome.com.

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Jacquelin Robinson Etheridge
Born in Bowden, Henry Co, GA on Aug. 20, 1934
Departed on Mar. 19, 2010 and resided in Waycross, Ware Co, GA

Visitation: Saturday, Mar. 20, 2010
Service: Sunday, Mar. 21, 2010
Cemetery: Oakland Cemetery

Mrs. Jacquelin R. Etheridge, 75, died suddenly Friday morning (March 19, 2010)
at her residence.

She was a native of Bowden, GA but had lived in Waycross since 1988. She was
preceded in death by her parents, Melvin Robinson and Ruth McIntyre Robinson.

She was a former administrative assistant with a Ford dealership in Marietta,
GA. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Ben F. Etheridge, Jr. of Waycross; a daughter,
Becky Brown (husband Joe) of Hosford, FL; four sons, Tommy Stewart (wife Linda)
of Austell, Steve Stewart (wife Beverly) of Powder Springs, Michael Stewart
(wife Lucy) of Douglasville, Mark Stewart of Powder Springs; 10 grandchildren;
and 10 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday (March 21, 2010) at Music
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. The family will be
receiving friends at the funeral home Saturday night from 6 until 7:30.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
www.musicfuneralhome.com.

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Richard Larry Yarbrough
Born in Wayne County, GA on Apr. 13, 1947
Departed on Mar. 23, 2010 and resided in Jesup, Wayne County, GA

Visitation: Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2010
Service: Thursday, Mar. 25, 2010
Cemetery: Kettle Creek Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery

Mr. Richard Larry Yarbrough, 62, died Tuesday morning (March 23, 2010) at Wayne
Memorial Hospital in Jesup after an extended illness.

He was a native of Wayne County, but he has lived most of his life in Waycross.
He retired as an automobile paint and body repairman.

He is the son of the late Ira Emerson Yarbrough and Estelle Long Yarbrough. He
was preceded in death by two sons, Ricky Robertson and Larry Yarbrough; one
sister, Faye Brinkley; and three brothers, Tommy, Lawton and Robert Yarbrough.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann Yarbrough and Nina Faye Robertson;
one son, John Allen Yarbrough; two brothers, Ira “Bill” Yarbrough and Hubert
Yarbrough both of Waycross; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday (March 25, 2010) at Kettle
Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at
Music Funeral Home.

Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
www.musicfuneralhome.com.

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Lester Martin "L. M." Gunter, Jr.
Born in Brantley County, GA on Aug. 22, 1932
Departed on Mar. 24, 2010 and resided in Waycross, Ware County, GA

Visitation:Friday, Mar. 26, 2010
Service:Saturday, Mar. 27, 2010
Cemetery:Mt. Calvary Cemetery

Mr. Lester "L.M." Gunter, Jr., 77, died Wednesday (March 24, 2010) at his
residence following an extended illness.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Brantley County. He was preceded in
death by his first wife, Mildred Lee Gunter; his parents, Lester Martin Gunter,
Sr. and Martha Hendrix Gunter; a brother, Talmadge Gunter; and two sisters,
Doris O'Neal and Missouri Cox.

He was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, the Grace Group Sunday School
Class and served as an usher. He was retired from GATX and served in the U.S.
Army. His hobby was working with Tennessee Walking Horses.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Gunter of Waycross; three daughters, Debbie
Gunter Flowers of Jesup, Penny Gunter Edenfield (husband Denny) of Richmond
Hill, and Tammy Gunter of Waycross; four grandchildren, Mitzi Bullock of
Cumming, Krystal Flowers of Nashville, TN, Ashley Bowen of Savannah, Hailey
Lesmerises of Manchester, NH; a great grandson, Cley Bullock; a stepdaughter,
Cami Baker of Manchester, NH; a stepson, Bryan Baker of Atlanta; a sister,
Betty Gresham of Longview, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday (March 27, 2010)
at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in
Brantley County. The family will be receiving friends at Music Funeral Home
Friday night from 6 until 8.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
www.musicfuneralhome.com.

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Robert Wayne Jarrard
Born in Waycross, Ware Co, GA on Jul. 12, 1954
Departed on Mar. 24, 2010 and resided in Waycross, Ware Co, GA

Visitation: Saturday, Mar. 27, 2010
Service: Sunday, Mar. 28, 2010
Cemetery: Corinth Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Alma, Bacon Co, GA

Mr. Robert Wayne Jarrard, 55, died suddenly Wednesday (March 24, 2010) at
Satilla Regional Medical Center.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross. He was employed by LF
Manufacturing, and he was a member of Pine Valley Southern Methodist Church.

He is the son of the late Herbert Thurman Jarrard and Faye Stansfield Millard.

Survivors include his son, Bryce Jarrard of Patterson; six brothers, Nicky
Jarrard (wife Sonya), Herbert Dale Jarrard, Curtis Jarrard, Doyle Millard,
Darrell Millard (Terri) and Cory Jarrard all of Waycross; one half-sister, Lori
Jarrard of Waycross; three step-sisters, Donna Meeler of Douglas, Lisa Millard
and Sheila Thomas both of Waycross; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and
cousins.

A funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday (March 28, 2010) at the Music
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Corinth Cemetery, Alma. The family
will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

The family requests that the Members of Pine Valley Southern Congregational
Methodist Church meet 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home to serve as honorary
pallbearers.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
www.musicfuneralhome.com.

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Mrs. Demetria Kosseross Green
Born in Dekalb County, IL on Nov. 14, 1932
Departed on Mar. 27, 2010 and resided in Waycross, Ware County, GA

Visitation: No Visitation
Service: No Service

Mrs. Demetria Green, 77, died Saturday (March 27, 2010) in Green Cove Springs,
(Clay Co) Florida following a brief illness.

She was born in DeKalb County, IL and had been living in Waycross for the past
eight years. She is the daughter of the late John Kosseross and Mary Kosseross.
She was retired from the King Shrimp Seafood Company and was of the Greek
Orthodox faith.

Survivors include three sons, John Green and James Green, Jr. of Waycross and
Kenneth Green of FL, two daughters, Helen Marie Green of Chicago, IL and Mary
Green of Davenport, Iowa; 10 grandchildren.

Memorialization will be by cremation.

Sympathy by be expressed by signing the online registry at
www.musicfuneralhome.com.

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Addie Lee Hurst Puckett
Born in Waycross, Ware Co, GA on Jun. 21, 1924
Departed on Mar. 27, 2010 and resided in Waycross, Ware Co, GA

Visitation: Monday, Mar. 29, 2010
Service: Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2010
Cemetery: Kettle Creek Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery

Mrs. Addie Lee Puckett, 85, died Saturday morning (March 27, 2010) at Baptist
Village Retirement Communities after an extended illness.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross. She graduated from Waycross
High School in 1941, and she has been a member of Grace Chapel since 1954.
Following high school, she contributed to the World War II effort working as a
riveter in the Brunswick shipyards. She retired from Baptist Village as a ward
clerk after 29 years of service. She also enjoyed cooking and traveling all
over the United States.

She is the daughter of the late Archie Sterling Hurst and Ida Ruth Popham
Hurst. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Ezekiel Puckett; one
daughter, Wanda Ruth Puckett Dudley; three brothers, Donald, Sterling and Henry
Hurst; and one sister, Valree Williamson.

Survivors include two sons, Dick Puckett (wife Brenda) of Ty Ty, GA, and Jody
Puckett (wife Dorothy) of Waycross; six grandchildren, Rod Puckett (wife
Suzann), Wendi M. Wood (Morty), Robbie Dudley, Addie Christy Dudley, Lamar
Dukes (wife Melissa) and Joann Aldridge (husband Matt); 12 great grandchildren;
two sisters, Alene Womble of Pembroke, and Lois Martin of Horseshoe Cove, GA;
one brother, Robert Hurst of Mountain Rest, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday (March 30, 2010) at the Music
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kettle Creek Cemetery. The family
will receive friends 7 until 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
www.musicfuneralhome.com.

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Mattie L. Bannamon Gaines (black)
Born in Waycross, GA on Jun. 6, 1926
Departed on Mar. 28, 2010 and resided in Waycross, GA.

Visitation: Friday, Apr. 2, 2010
Service: Saturday, Apr. 3, 2010
Cemetery: Oakland Cemetery

Mrs. Mattie L. Bannamon Gaines, 83, died Sunday afternoon (March 28, 2010) at
Satilla Care Center after an extended illness.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross. She graduated from Center
High School and attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta. She retired from King
Edward Cigar Factory after 42 years of service. She was also a member of Mt.
Zion A.M.E. Church on State Street.

She was born the 7th of 9 children to the late Arnette Bannamon, Sr. and
Magnolia Franklin Bannamon. She is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert
Gaines, Sr.

Survivors include two daughters, Judy Gaines McNeil of Atlanta, and Phyllis E.
Burse of Waycross; one son, Herbert Gaines, Jr. of Waycross; three
grandchildren, Raynelle R. McNeil and Riah L. McNeial both of Atlanta, and
Ashley Williams Fey (husband Adam) of Kingsland; one sister, Whelda Wynn
(husband Jake) of Chiefton, FL; one brother, Matthew Bannamon (wife Doris) of
Atlanta; three sister-in-laws, Dorothy Bannamon of Waycross, Doris Dunton and
Gwendolyn Allen both of Augusta; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday (April 3, 2010) at Greater Mt.
Zion A. M. E. Church on State St. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. The
family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at Music Funeral Home.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
www.musicfuneralhome.com.

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Freddie Lee Musgrove, Sr.
Born in Ware County, GA on Feb. 13, 1956
Departed on Mar. 30, 2010 and resided in Millwood, GA.

Visitation: Thursday, Apr. 1, 2010
Service: Thursday, Apr. 1, 2010
Cemetery: Musgrove Family Cemetery, 4477 Branch Farm Rd. Millwood, GA

Mr. Freddie Lee Musgrove, Sr., 54, died suddenly Tuesday (March 30, 2010) at
his residence.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County, GA. His mother was the
late Margie Taft Barnett. He was owner of Musgrove Trucking Corporation.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Boyd Musgrove of Millwood; two daughters,
Joy Griffis (husband Charles) and Tasha Leslie (husband Steven) both of
Millwood; four grandchildren, Tara Leslie, Brittany Mizell, Chris Griffis and
Chesley Griffis; his father, Tommy Musgrove (wife Wilma) of Pearson; two
sisters, Glenda Cofield (husband Bill) of Naylor, Tammy Brown of Waycross; two
stepbrothers, Lavelle Bennett (wife Kathy) of Waycross, Early Bennett (wife
Shannon) of Cocoa Beach, FL; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m. Thursday (April 1, 2010) at Indian
Mound Baptist Church. Burial will be in Musgrove Cemetery. The family will
receive friends at the Church Thursday from 1 until 3. Music Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
www.musicfuneralhome.com.

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Miles-Odum Funeral Home, Waycross
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Ruby Green Page
(May 25, 1921 - March 4, 2010)

Mrs. Ruby Green Page, 88, died on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Baptist Village
after a long illness. She was born in Waycross, GA, but resided in Bradenton,
FL, Naples, FL and Bonita Beach, FL before returning to Waycross 3 years ago.
She was the daughter of Mary Bogazan Green (MaMa Green) and Lacy Oscar Green.

While being in Florida she was an active member of the Methodist church, and
the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Ballroom dancing, reading, walking, volunteering
at the church consignment store and playing Bridge were some of her favorite
activities. Most of all, she greatly enjoyed being with all her family. She was
a most dedicated and loving mother, grandmother and sister. She also dearly
loved her nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her three children, Darlene Page Hodges husband Larry of
Gallatin, TN, Gail Page Zuidema, husband Bud of Mt. Home, AR and John Byron
Page, wife Ana of Cape Coral, FL, five grandchildren, Sgt. David Hodges, Dr.
Aaron Zuidema, Michael Hodges, Andrew Zuidema and Michelle Page, three great
grandchildren, Aspen Hodges, Bentley Hodges and Alexander Zuidema, three
sisters, Virginia (Sis) Livingston, Laverne Canington husband Heyward, both of
Waycross, GA and Mary Darden of Orlando, Florida.

A funeral service will be held Monday morning at 11 am at the Mitchell Chapel
at Baptist Village Retirement Communities. Burial will follow in Kettle Creek
Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 - 8 pm at the funeral
home.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the church or charity of the
donor’s choice.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com.

Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Linza Eugene Surrency
(December 21, 1925 - March 5, 2010)

Mr. Linza Eugene Surrency, 84, of Waycross died early Friday morning at his
residence after an extended illness. He was born in Screven, (Wayne Co) Georgia
to the late Ellis Samuel Surrency and Ada Bennett Surrency. Mr. Surrency had
made Waycross his home for most of his life. He served in the Merchant Marines
during World War II and with the United States Army during the Korean War. He
retired in 1985 after thirty five years of service as an engineer with the
A.C.L. Railroad. With the railroad he was a member of the Brotherhood of
Railroad Engineers. Mr. Surrency was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Lesbia Surrency.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Clark Surrency of Waycross, three sons,
Bruce Surrency of Waycross, Tony E. Surrency and his wife Aurora of Lumberton,
New Jersey, Ross E. Surrency and his wife Rachelle of Fountain Valley,
California, five grandchildren, Tina Surrency of Lumberton, New Jersey, Robert
Surrency of San Francisco, California, Madison Surrency of Fountain Valley,
California, Everett Surrency of Fountain Valley, California, Audrey Surrency of
Fountain Valley, California, a niece, Deleta Snyder of Jacksonville, Florida
and numerous other relatives.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Monday at the First Presbyterian Church.
Burial will follow at 4 p.m., on Monday in Screven City Cemetery in Wayne
County. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6-7 p.m., at the
Miles-Odum Funeral Home. Members of the Brotherhood of Railroad Engineers have
been asked to serve as honorary pallbearers and should gather at the church by
1:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 601 Hill
Street, Waycross, Georgia 31501, or Hospice Satilla, 317 Plant Ave., Waycross,
Georgia 31501.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com.

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Farrell Reavis Pittman, Jr.
(November 4, 1936 - March 5, 2010)

Mr. Farrell Reavis Pittman, Jr., 73, of Waycross died Friday morning (March 5,
2010) at Satilla Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born
in Coffee County to the late Farrell Reavis Pittman, Sr. and Madeline C.
Tallevast Pittman. He lived in St. Mary’s for several years before moving to
Waycross in 1974. Mr. Pittman owned and operated the T&R Oil Company. He was a
member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he served as the Treasurer and
was a member of the John Wesley Sunday School Class. He was also a member of
the Okefenokee Lions Club and a Past YMCA and BB&T Board Member. Mr. Pittman
was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. Survivors include his wife of
nearly 51 years, June Everett Pittman; two children, Tracy Pittman and his wife
Linda, Waycross, Renee Giedl and her husband Bill, Waycross; four
grandchildren, Caleb Pittman, Lindsay Giedl, Chandler Giedl and Bennett
Pittman; one brother, David Pittman, Holiday, FL; one uncle, Fred Dowling,
Hoboken; several other relatives.

A funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 pm at Trinity United
Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery. The family will
receive friends Saturday evening from 6 – 8 pm at the funeral home.

The family requests the John Wesley Sunday School Class, Okefenokee Lions Club
and the Mountain Beach Group to serve as Honorary Pallbearers and should meet
at the church by 2:40 Sunday afternoon for the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1005
Church Street, Waycross, GA 31501.

Sympathy may be expressed online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com.

Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Lucy Lee O'Berry Lee
(February 3, 1932 - March 10, 2010)

Lucy Lee O'Berry Lee, 78, of Waycross died Wednesday afternoon (March 10, 2010)
at her residence after an extended illness. She was born in Axson, (Atkinson
Co) GA to the late Simon and Willie Spikes and lived here most of her life.
Mrs. Lee worked at Baptist Village as a Nurse Assistant. She was a member of
Mt. Green Church of God of Prophecy and taught Sunday School.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Mary
McKinnon; three brothers, Simon O'Berry, Bobby Spikes and Buck O'Berry.

Survivors include her husband, Sampson Lee, Waycross; her children, Sammy Lee
and his wife Kay, Waycross, Freddie Lee and his wife Betty Ann, Waycross, Allen
Lee and his wife Shirley, Blackshear; eight grandchildren, Ginger Barnett and
her husband David, Waycross, Wayne Lee and his wife Janna, Homerville, Melissa
Greaves and her husband Damien, Waycross, Melinda Lee, Waycross, Keith Lee,
North Carolina, Terry Lee and his wife Nicky, Waycross, Adam Lee and his wife
Tiffany, Waycross, Kevin Lee, Waycross; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister
Agnes Womack, Waycross; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 11 am at Mt. Green Church of
God of Prophecy. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday evening beginning at 6 at Mt. Green
Church of God of Prophecy.

Sympathy may be expressed online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com.

Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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George Lee Herndon
(June 2, 1954 - March 10, 2010)

George Lee Herndon, 55, of Augusta (Richmond Co) formerly of Waycross died
Wednesday morning (March 10, 2010) at Augusta State Medical Center after an
illness. He was born in Cochran, GA to the late William Bill Herndon and Sally
June Jeter Herndon and lived here most of his life.

Mr. Herndon is survived by three sisters, Carolyn H. Taylor, Waycross, Alma
June Herndon, Dexter, GA and Judy E. Mackert, Waycross; four brothers,
William "Billy" Lexie Herndon, Waycross, Johnny Dewayne Herndon, Waycross,
Elmer Franklin Herndon, Dexter, Jerry Dewayne Herndon, Waycross; several aunts
and uncles; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and 2 great-
great nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 PM at the Miles-Odum
Funeral Home Chapel.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 – 2 at the funeral home.

Sympathy may be expressed online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com.

Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Sally Gaskins Medlock
(May 6, 1946 - March 12, 2010)

Sally Gaskins Medlock, 63, of Macclenny, (Baker Co) Florida died Friday night
at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Waycross
to the late Calvitt H. Gaskins, Sr., and Olivia Peagler Gaskins. Ms. Medlock
had made her home in Waycross for most of her life. She had also spent time in
Folkston, Jacksonville, and the past four years in Macclenny. She graduated
from Waycross High School in 1964. Ms. Medlock worked for Willis Barber and
Beauty Shop in Waycross and also owned and operated her own salon on Izlar
Street. She was a member of Crawford Street Baptist Church. Ms. Medlock was an
extremely giving, friendly person who always had a positive spirit. Along with
her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Calvitt H. Gaskins, Jr.

Ms. Medlock is survived by her son, Thomas M. “Tommy” Medlock and his wife Gina
of Macclenny, Florida, three grandchildren, Amber Davies of Jacksonville,
Florida, Seth Davies of Macclenny, Florida, Thomas Mason Medlock of Macclenny,
Florida, a sister, Lecell Gaskins Thompson of Austin, Texas, a niece, Amber
Love and her husband Tim of San Marcos, Texas, special friend, Patsy Deen of
Waycross and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home
Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive
friends Monday evening from 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com.

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George William Cox
(December 12, 1955 - March 18, 2010)

Mr. George William Cox, 54, of Waycross died Thursday night at his residence
after a brief illness. He was born in Waycross to the late George Lovett Cox
and Juanita Adams Cox. Mr. Cox had made Waycross his home for all of his life.
He worked in the construction industry and was a member of Woodard Chapel
Southern Congregational Methodist Church. Along with his parents he was
preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Cox and a sister, Janice Cox.

Mr. Cox is survived by his daughter, Angie Cox of Waycross, two sons, Bubba Cox
of Waycross, Kyle Cox and his wife Jennifer of Hope Mills, North Carolina, five
grandchildren, Justin Council, Kayla Thornton, Cody Morgan, Ryann Cox, Riley
Cox, a brother, John Cox and his wife Ellen of Waycross, and numerous nieces,
nephews and other relatives.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Monday at Woodard Chapel Southern
Congregational Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. The
family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m., at the Miles-Odum
Funeral Home.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com.

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Mary Frances Bell Dillard
(March 13, 1917 - March 21, 2010)

Mary B. Dillard died on Sunday, March 21, 2010, at Baptist Village in Waycross,
Georgia. She was 93 years of age. Born in Aiken, South Carolina, in 1917, she
lived in Waycross since 1953.

Mrs. Dillard had a lifetime passion for educating young children and will be
best remembered for her many years of teaching kindergarten at First United
Methodist Church where she touched many lives. Later, she taught early
childhood development courses at Okefenokee Technical College until she was
well into her 80’s.

She was a well known horticulturist and was recognized throughout the community
and the state for her interest and expertise in cultivating and showing
camellias. She was an active member of the American Camellia Society and the
Federated Garden Club of Waycross where she held many offices. For most of her
adult life, she was a certified Camellia show judge and judged Camellia shows
throughout Georgia and Florida. One of her fellow judges created a hybrid
bloom, the “Mary Dillard”, to honor her years of dedication to this field.

Both she and her husband loved to travel and took numerous trips within the
United States and Europe, rendering many of her travel photos into oil
paintings. Another of her interests was bird-watching, and she participated in
many bird counts throughout the Southeast. She was a member of First United
Methodist Church for over 50 years and faithfully attended the Arthur Moore
Sunday School Class where she served as organist.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William C. Bell and Bessie Mae Bell,
and her husband of over 60 years, L.A. Dillard. Mrs. Dillard was survived by
three children, L.A. Dillard, Jr. (Bonnie) of Fernandina Beach, Florida, Terry
A. Dillard (Susan) of Waycross; and Christine D. Wilson of Jackson,
Mississippi. She had five grandchildren, Stephen G. Dillard (Catherine),
Geoffrey T. Wilson (Larissa), Laura Postell Wilson, Anne P. Dillard, and David
B. Dillard; three step grandchildren, Jason Mitchell (Preaw) Adam Mitchell
(Barbara), and Joseph Mitchell; one brother, W.C. Bell (Alice) and two great
grandchildren.

Her funeral will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2010, at First United Methodist
Church at 1:00pm. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 24, 2010,
from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home. Interment will be at
Greenlawn Mausoleum.

Sympathy may be expressed online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com.

Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Gary Fredrick Green
(March 26, 1955 - March 22, 2010)

Mr. Gary Fredrick Green, 54, of Waycross, Georgia died Monday afternoon at his
residence after a brief illness. He was born March 26, 1955 in Los Angeles,
California. He grew up in and lived a majority of his adult life in Torrance,
California, he then moved to Slidell, Louisiana, and eventually made Waycross
his home in July of 2008. He worked as a FEMA Inspector in Louisiana after
Hurricane Katrina. He graduated from college with a Culinary Arts degree and
worked the majority of his life as a chef. He worked for Chateau Briand
Steakhouse in New Orleans, Louisiana and Blueberry Hill Restaurant in Hoboken.
He loved to travel, especially to the beach, and was an avid sports fan. He was
preceded in death by his parents, Donald C. Green and Carmen G. Green.

Mr. Green is survived by his friend and partner, Suzy Stilwell of Waycross and
numerous other close friends.

Memorialization will be through cremation.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice Satilla, 317 Plant
Ave., Waycross, Georgia 31501 or the Southeast Cancer Unit Inc., 401 Pendleton
Street, Waycross, Georgia 31501. Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at
www.milesodumfuneralhome.com.

Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Terry Lealon Thompson
(January 6, 1951 - March 23, 2010)

Terry Lealon Thompson, 59, of Waycross died Tuesday morning (March 23, 2010) at
his residence after an extended illness. He was born in Waycross to Freddie
Lealon Thompson, Jr. and the late Cherie Lee Mobley Thompson and lived here all
of his life. Mr. Thompson was a member of Jamestown United Methodist Church and
was attending Deenwood Baptist Church most recently. He worked at Ware State
Prison for many years. Mr. Thompson enjoyed golf in his younger years, fishing,
riding Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and loved spending time with people.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Vickie Jones Thompson, Waycross, his
father, Fred Thompson, Waycross; one sister, Nikki Crews and her husband Roy,
Waycross; four dogs that was like their children, Abby, Tre, Peppi and Bella;
his mother-in-law, LaRue Popham, Waycross; two sisters-in-law, Vonnie Freeman,
Waycross, Stacy Bates and her husband Russell, Waycross; nieces and nephews,
Kim Ellis Hart and her husband Robbie, Waycross, Danny L. Bennett, Jr. and his
wife Tammy, Waycross, Shannon King, Waycross, Ashley Smith and her husband
Greg, Blackshear, Henry Bates, William Bates and Mary Lenon Bates all of
Waycross; four great-nieces and nephews, Hannah Hart, Emily King, Eli Baxley
and Jade Smith; two close friends, Chris Tatum and his wife, Jennifer, Jason
Richardson and his wife Marsha; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held Friday morning at 11 am at Deenwood Baptist
Church.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 – 8 pm at the funeral
home.

Sympathy may be expressed online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com.

Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Willis Hampton "Hamp" Sirmans
(March 7, 1931 - March 23, 2010)

Willis Hampton "Hamp" Sirmans, Jr. 79, of Waycross died Tuesday at Satilla
Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born in Waycross to
the late Willis Hampton Sirmans, Sr., and Wilhelmina Clemens Sirmans.

He was a graduate of Waycross High School and the University of Georgia with a
degree in Business Administration. While at Georgia he was a member of the
tennis team and Theta Chi Fraternity. Mr. Sirmans served in the United States
Navy during the Korean Conflict aboard the U.S.S. Sicily. He was awarded the
Korean Service Ribbon Star, the United Nations Service Medal and the Navy
Occupation Service Medal. Upon returning home he worked for his father in the
Lincoln Mercury dealership. After his father's death he took over ownership of
the business and built a new dealership on Knight Avenue. He sold the business
in 1981 and ventured into real estate. He opened his own real estate company in
1986 on the Brunswick Highway until his health forced him to retire.

Mr. Sirmans was a lifelong member at Trinity United Methodist Church where he
served in many positions of leadership including lay leader. He was a member of
the Waycross Lions Club for forty three years and recorded perfect attendance
for thirty eight of those years. He also received a membership into the
Waycross Lions Club's Century Club. Mr. Sirmans was a big supporter of the
Waycross Lions Camp for the blind. He also served on the Salvation Army Board
of Directors and with Big Brothers and Big Sisters. In addition, he was a
supporter of the United Way, and was awarded volunteer of the year. Mr. Sirmans
was a longtime member of the Okefenokee Golf and Country Club and was a highly
ranked USTA tennis player in Georgia and the southern United States during his
forties, fifties and sixties. He won numerous tournaments in his tennis career.
Mr. Sirmans had five great loves in his life, his church, his family, tennis,
taking pictures and the beach. He never sought recognition for his many acts of
compassion and generosity to those hurting or less fortunate. God's blessings
in his own life gave him a deep desire to share those blessings with others.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Sirmans
Yates.

Mr. Sirmans is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Ruby C. Sirmans of
Waycross, four children, Hank Sirmans and his wife Linda of Waycross, Greg
Sirmans and his wife Alesia of Waycross, David Sirmans and his wife Jennifer of
Nashville, Georgia, Amy McNeal and her husband Bennett of Beaufort, South
Carolina, nine grandchildren, Thomas Sirmans, Tanner Sirmans both of Waycross,
Candace Arnold and her husband Chris of Adel, Georgia, Kelsey Sirmans of
Waycross, Maeve Sirmans, Hampton Sirmans both of Nashville, Georgia, Morgan
McNeal, Mary Hampton McNeal, Amelia McNeal all of Beaufort, South Carolina,
three great grandchildren, Kaia Arnold, Krisley Arnold, Kayden Arnold all of
Adel, Georgia, a brother, Winston Sirmans and his wife Millie of Rome, Georgia,
his brother-in-laws, Wade Chesser and his wife Jean of Vidalia, Georgia, Bill
Chesser and his wife Latrelle of Folkston, Georgia, Joe Chesser and his wife
Donnie of Folkston, Georgia, Aaron Chesser and his wife Karen of Virginia,
Henry Yates of Atlanta, a sister-in-law, Winnifred Gay of Gainesville, Florida,
and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Friday at Trinity United Methodist
Church. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. The family will receive friends
Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m., at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home. In lieu of
flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Hamp Sirmans Scholarship
Fund, c/o Trinity United Methodist Church, 1005 Church Street, Waycross,
Georgia 31501.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com.

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Ray Taylor, Sr.
(December 17, 1939 - March 26, 2010)

Mr. Ray Taylor, Sr., 70, of Waycross died Friday morning at Satilla Regional
Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born in Alma, (Bacon Co)
Georgia to the late Lester Elton Taylor and Eula Mae Hayes Taylor. Mr. Taylor
was raised in Alma and had spent the last thirty seven years of his life in
Waycross. He retired in 2008 as the Marketing Director for Quick Change Food
Stores. Mr. Taylor was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints where he served as an elder. Mr. Taylor was a friend to everyone he met.
He loved his family and loved spending time working in his shop. Along with his
parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Darryl Taylor and two sisters,
Betty Lou White and Willene O’Neal.

Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife of 53 years, Katherine Taylor of Waycross,
his children, Bonita Fussell and her husband Keith of Waycross, Ray Taylor,
Jr., of Blackshear, Belinda Taylor of Waycross, Chelly Beaty of Blackshear,
Mary Louise Taylor of Waycross, Alex Smith of Waycross, seven grandchildren,
Paris Stacy and her husband Sam of Waycross, Penni Harris of Waycross, Matthew
Taylor of Blackshear, Lacy Pittman and her husband Wayne of Waycross, Tiffany
Taylor of Waycross, Sullivan Amos of Waycross, Jolena Beaty of Jacksonville,
Florida, three great grandchildren, Tehani Stacy of Waycross, Kaylah Pittman of
Waycross, Marli Stacy of Waycross, two brothers, Eugene Taylor and his wife
Alice of Waycross, Bob Taylor of Cornelia, Georgia, three sisters, Inell Bell
of Waycross, Kathleen Chancey of Waycross, Joyce Gill and her husband Linwood
of Blackshear, special friends, Bill Pogue of Fernandina Beach, Florida, Becky
and Tony Varnadore of Waycross, Edith Aden of Texas and numerous nieces,
nephews and other relatives.

A service celebrating the life of Mr. Taylor will be held 2 p.m., Monday in the
Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Enon Cemetery. The family
will receive friends Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Southeast Cancer Unit Inc., 401 Pendleton
Street, Waycross, Georgia 31501.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com.

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Henry Heyward Burnet, III
(March 28, 1939 - March 26, 2010)

Henry Heyward Burnet, III passed away Friday, March 26, 2010, at Satilla
Regional Medical Center in Waycross, GA following an extended illness. He was
born in Waycross on March 28, 1939, to Henry Heyward Burnet, Jr. and Margaret
North Burnet. A graduate of Emory University, Mr. Burnet earned a Bachelor of
Business Administration degree and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order.

After serving in the United States Marine Corps, he worked for SunTrust bank in
Atlanta. In 1963, he returned to Waycross where he practiced as a Certified
Public Account at H.H. Burnet and Co., the firm founded by his grandfather in
1920. He specialized in timber and forestry accounting and estate planning and
was devoted to serving his extensive client base throughout the southern United
States. He had an extreme passion for tax season and was actively involved in
cases and return preparation up until his death.

He was a life-long member of Grace Episcopal Church where he served as a Vestry
member, Eucharistic Minister, Junior Warden and Senior Warden. At the time of
his death, he was serving as Treasurer and served at the altar of the early
Sunday service.

He was a member of the Society of Colonial Wars in Savannah, the Saint Andrews
Society in Savannah, the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of
Independence, The Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of the Confederate
Veterans and the Heyward Family Association. He was on the Board of Directors
for the Waycross Journal Herald and an honorary member of the Waycross Fishing
Club.

He enjoyed fishing, traveling, reading and the study of military history.

Mr. Burnet is survived by his daughter Julie Rutledge Burnet McLaurine, son-in-
law Bill and their two sons William Cochran McLaurine, Jr. and Alexander Burnet
McLaurine all of Jacksonville; his son Henry Heyward Burnet, IV, daughter-in-
law Ginny and their two children Henry Heyward Burnet, V, and Elizabeth Young
Burnet; two sisters Valeria Orr of Rome, GA and Ann Paulsen and her husband Don
of Orlando; and nieces Elizabeth Orr Ard of Rome and Cathy Paulsen of Orlando.

The family will receive friends and relatives at Miles Odum Funeral Home on
Sunday, March 28 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The funeral is scheduled for Monday,
March 29, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. Internment will follow at Oakland Cemetery in
Waycross. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Grace
Episcopal Church at 401 Pendleton Street, Waycross, GA, 31501.

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Charles P. Pressler, Sr.
(December 17, 1936 - March 29, 2010)

Our friend and father passed away, March 29, 2010, quietly at home as it should
be. Charles P. Pressler, Sr. 73, a very devoted, loving husband to our mother,
Barbaralee Emmons-Peck Pressler. They were united on December 24, 1953. They
had a wonderful marriage that lasted over 56 years. He was born in Fostoria,
(Seneca Co) OH to the late Paul and Dorothy Wagner Pressler. Mr. Pressler
graduated from PCHS in Port Clinton, OH in 1954. He was an Army Reservist at
Camp Perry, Port Clinton, OH and loved fishing and playing golf.

What can you say about a man like our "Daddy". One daughter said it best when
she made a sign for his workshop "Papa's workshop fixer of broken things and
broken hearts" that exactly what he did.

He was a loving father to sons, Chuck Pressler, Jr. (Sandi), Norwalk, OH, Steve
Pressler (Debbie), Vidalia, GA; A loving Daddy to daughters, Marilyn Wheeler
(Jim), Port Clinton, OH, Ginger Duncan (Allen) and Bettie Dowling (Alan) both
of Waycross. Mr. Pressler was also a loving Grandfather and Great-grandfather.

His body may be gone but his heart remains with us, his wife, his children and
his family.

Memorialization is by cremation.

Sympathy may be expressed online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com.

Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Thelma Paulk Ifert
(February 18, 1919 - March 29, 2010)

Thelma Paulk Ifert, 91, of Tampa, (Hillsborough Co) FL formerly of Waycross
died Monday night (March 29, 2010) at Melech Hospice Center after an extended
illness.

She was born in Nashville, (Berrien Co) GA in 1919 to her late parents, William
H. and Olive Register Paulk. She graduated from Nashville High School. Mrs.
Ifert lived in Downingtown. PA for 23 years and Waycross for 33 years before
moving to Tampa. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Waycross
and the local PEO. She also spent numerous hours as a volunteer at the Waycross-
Ware County Public Library and one year was honored by putting in over 100
hours. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of
64 years William E. Ifert (died Nov. 2006), her brothers Raymond and Glenn Sr.
of Waycross and Ansel of Atlanta.

Survivors include two sons, Ray Ifert and his wife Kathi, of Tampa FL and Bob
Ifert and his wife Linda, of Linwood,NJ. Three granddaughters, Pamela Ifert,
Linwood,NJ, Mary Kathryn Ifert, Dallas, TX and Ashley Ifert of Tampa FL.

Mrs Ifert is also survived by 6 nieces and nephews, Dr. Glenn Paulk, Jr.,
Orlando, FL, Marsha (Paulk) Moorer, Atlanta, Janet (Ifert) Preston, Davis, WV,
Wayne Paulk, Atlanta, James Ifert, Needmore, PA and Cary Paulk, Lula, GA.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 12, 2010, at 10 am at the Greenlawn
Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends Sunday evening April 11, 2010 from 5 - 7 pm at
the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Waycross-Ware County Public Library,
401 Lee Avenue, Waycross, GA 31501, Attn: Director: Lace Keaton.

Sympathy may be expressed online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com.

Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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