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January 2012 - Music FH and Miles-Odum FH Obituaries

Posted: 2 Jan 2013 4:48PM GMT
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Ware County, Georgia USA Obituaries

January 2012

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Janet Suzanne Chaffin Carter
Born in Atlanta, GA on Nov. 17, 1950
Departed on Jan. 1, 2012 and resided in Waycross, GA

Visitation: Monday, Jan. 2, 2012
Service: Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012
Cemetery: Oakland Cemetery in Waycross

Mrs. Janet Suzanne Carter, 61, died Sunday morning (January 1, 2012) at the Hospice House Satilla after an extended illness.

She was a native of Atlanta, but she has lived most of her life in Waycross. She was a loving and devoted homemaker who attended Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear.

She is the daughter of the late Charles H. Chaffin and Annie Lairsey Chaffin.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Terry A. Carter of Blackshear; one daughter and son-in-law, Christi Jones Cowart of Blackshear and Brian Cowart of Stilson; one son, Art Carter (wife Elizabeth) of Marietta; nine grandchildren, Carter Jones, Caleb Jones, Calli Ann Jones, Izabella Raftery, Maggie Carter, William Carter, Austin Cowart, Kendyl Cowart and Payton Cowart; her loving father, Jerry Jarman (wife Polly); three brothers, Mike Jarman, David Jarman and Kenny Jarman; two sisters, Diane Kennedy and Cindy Crews; and numerous other relatives.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday (January 3, 2011) at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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

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Terri B. Waters Meyer
Born in Waycross, GA on Aug. 30, 1958
Departed on Jan. 3, 2012 and resided in Waycross, GA

Visitation: Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012
Service: Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012

Mrs. Terri B. Meyer, 53, died suddenly Tuesday (January 3, 2012) at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.

She was a native of Waycross but had lived most of her life in Eustis, FL before moving back to Waycross five years ago.

She was a member of Kettle Creek Southern Congregational Methodist Church and was a former paramedic.

Survivors include her mother, Berniece Smith Waters of Waycross; her father, D. C. Waters of Waycross; a sister Kim Waters Hand of Jonesboro, GA; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday (January 5, 2012) at Kettle Creek Southern Congregational Methodist Church. The family will be receiving friends at the church Thursday from 1 until 2. 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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Rita A. Hudson-Tindall
Born in Jesup, Wayne Co, GA on Nov. 26, 1944
Departed on Jan. 3, 2012 in Jacksonville, Duval Co, FL
Resided in Valdosta, Lowndes Co, GA

Visitation: Friday, Jan. 6, 2012
Service: Private

Rita A. Hudson-Tindall, 67, died Tuesday afternoon (January 3, 2012) at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, FL following a sudden illness.

She was a native of Jesup, GA and made her home in Ware County for most of her life. She lived most of her early life In Brunswick where she earned her high school diploma from Glynn Academy. She was the daughter of the late R.E. Tindall and Zanis Smith Tindall. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Lyons and Frances Pickren both of Brunswick.

She was a former owner and operator of Hudson Management which had locations in Waycross and the surrounding area for many years. She will be remembered as a true southern lady who was friends to many, loved by all that knew her and as someone who never wished any harm on anyone.

Survivors include a daughter, Shelia Laviton (husband Tony) of Anderson, SC; three sons, Gary Dewayne Careaga of Valdosta, Michael Shane Hudson (wife Sarah) and Patrick Shawn Hudson of Waycross; five grandchildren, Nicholas Hattaway of Anderson, SC, Joey and Andy Careaga of Valdosta, and Haley and Allyson Hudson of Brunswick; her brother, Robert Tindall (wife Melba) of Brunswick and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Asscoiation, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or online at www.heart.org.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Friday (January 6, 2012) at Music Funeral Home. A private family memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Memorialization will be by cremation.

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

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Infant Brice Lee Spence
Born in Jesup, Wayne Co, GA on Jan. 3, 2012
Departed on Jan. 3, 2012 in Jesup, Wayne Co, GA
Resided in Waycross, Ware Co, GA

Service: Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012
Cemetery: Indian Mound Baptist Church Cemetery

Infant Brice Lee Spence passed away Tuesday (January 3, 2012) at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Ronald Spence.

Survivors include his mother, Courtney Bullock Cox of Waycross; his father, Derek Justin Spence of Millwood; two sisters, Bailey and Bridget Cox of Waycross; maternal grandparents, Lynn McLaughlin of Waycross, and Travis Bullock (Joanie) of Blackshear; paternal grandparent, Linda Spence of Waycross; three aunts, Amber Britt (Tommy), Megan Hersey and Sharee Mathie; two uncles, Matt Spence (fiancé Barry Sikes) and Chase Spence (fiancé Betty Carver); great grandparents, Minnie Layton, Jean Bennett, Sandra and Ray Sammons; 8 cousins, Cora and Gage Britt, Bradley, Ethan and Alexis Spence, Tyler and Gavin Hardee, and Mason Mathie; and numerous other relatives.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday (January 7, 2012) at Indian Mound Cemetery in Millwood.

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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Hattie Mae Inman Lee
Born in Manor, Ware County, GA on Sep. 17, 1918
Departed on Jan. 7, 2012 and resided in Waycross, Ware County, GA

Visitation: Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012
Service: Monday, Jan. 9, 2012
Cemetery: Camp Branch Providence Cemetery

Mrs. Hattie Mae Inman Lee, 93, died Saturday morning (January 7, 2012) at Satilla Care Center following an extended illness.

She was a native of Manor and a life-long resident of Ware County. She was the daughter of the late William J. Inman, Sr. and Ethel Vickers Inman. She was married December 20, 1936 to her first love, James Ethan Lee and celebrated forty years of marriage until his death December 27, 1976. She later became the wife of Sam Crutchfield until his death in June of 1986. She was also preceded in death by sisters and brother-in-laws, Maggie and Leo James and Ruby and Buster Smith; a brother-in-law, Pete LaRoche; a son-in-law, Jimmy Bruce, and a daughter-in-law, Gail Lee.

She was a seamstress with Rubin Brothers Footwear and Spatola Brothers and later retired from Standard Container (which later became Brockway Standard) in Homerville. She was a former member of New Prospect Methodist Church and later joined the former Camp Branch-Providence Primitive Baptist Church. She was currently the oldest member of Manor Community Baptist Church of Manor.

Mrs. Lee will be well remembered for her cooking and her compassion and many acts of helping others. She also enjoyed working in her yard.

Survivors include a son, W.S. Lee of Manor; four daughters, Elouise Bruce of Waycross, Lottie L. Bruce (husband Winston) of Homerville, Jenelle L. Ammons (husband Colin) of Manor, and Hattie Rebecca (Becky) "Snuttie" Mizell (husband Marshall) of Homerville; fourteen grandchildren, Randall James Lee, Ramona Jean Outlaw, John Lee (wife Gail), Eric Lee, Dottie Bruhn (husband Darrell), Cathy Nix (husband Chris), James Bruce, III (wife Maggie) Dee Dee B. Guess (husband Carthel), Ben Bruce (wife Janin), Pam Tobar (husband Manuel), Tammy Gardner (husband Ricky), Mary Jones (husband Chad) Tina Lee Smith (husband Kenneth), and Vallerie April Scurry (husband Richard); forty-two great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren; a sister, Virginia LaRoche of Hilliard, FL; two brothers, William James Inman, Jr (wife Mary Ethel) and Rev. David L. Inman (wife Dorothy) of Manor, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM Monday (January 9, 2012) at Manor Community Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Camp Branch- Providence Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 8:00 Sunday evening at Music Funeral Home. Employees of Satilla Care Center and Hospice Satilla are asked to gather at the church at 2:40 PM Monday to serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501.

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

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Emmett Oswald Blackburn
Born in Dothan, Houston County, AL on Oct. 17, 1920
Departed on Jan. 7, 2012 and resided in Waycross, Ware County, GA

Visitation: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012
Service: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012
Cemetery: Oakland Cemetery, Waycross

Mr. Emmett O. Blackburn, 91, died early Saturday morning (January 7, 2012) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities following an extended illness.

He was a native of Dothan, AL and had lived most all of his life in Ware County. He was the son of the late Emmett Sidney Blackburn and Colleen Green Blackburn. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Marie Green Blackburn, his sons, Rick Blackburn and James E. "Jim" Blackburn, a sister, Corith Coleman and a brother-in-law, Orin.

Mr. Blackburn had served with the United States Navy during World War 2. He was a former Deacon of Brunswick Primitive Baptist Church and was currently a Deacon of Comfort Chapel Primitive Baptist Church. He was a former long-time member of the Waycross Exchange Club and was a member of Frank C. Folk Lodge # 192 F. & A.M. and a member of The Hasan Shrine Temple.

Mr. Blackburn was a real estate developer and had formerly owned and operated Blackie's Auto Parts for many years. He had retired from the Security Department of Satilla Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include his wife of thirty six years Margaret L. Barker Blackburn of Waycross; four daughters, Sandy Blackburn and Sue Welch (husband Lewis) both of Waycross, Jeane Myddelton (husband Jimmy) of Tallahassee, Fl, and Jill Tompkins (husband Dan) of Emigrant, MT; nine grandchildren, Sedman Kenney of Waycross, Richard Welch (wife Megan) of Valdosta, Jim Blackburn (wife Beth) of Waycross, Stacy Blackburn Carson (husband Mark) of Brunswick, Jake Myddelton (wife Sandra) of Atlanta, Molly Smith (husband Craig) of Tallahassee, Sydney Parker (husband John) of Greenville, SC, Lindsey Tompkins and Taylor Tompkins both of Coeur D' Alene, ID; a daughter-in law, Bonnie Giddens Blackburn of Waycross and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to Comfort Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Elder Mike DeVane, P.O. Box 717, Blackshear, GA 31516 or to the charity of your choice.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday (January 11, 2012) at Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Members of the Waycross Exchange Club are asked to gather at the funeral home at 10:40 AM Wednesday to serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00PM Tuesday at Music Funeral Home.

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

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Everett Junie Williamson, Jr.
Born in Waycross, GA on Jun. 22, 1945
Departed on Jan. 9, 2012 and resided in Waycross, GA

Visitation: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012
Service: Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012
Cemetery: Greenlawn Cemetery

Mr. Everett Junie "Buckwheat" Williamson, Jr., 66, died Monday afternoon (January 9, 2012) at Satilla Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross. He was a member of Pebble Hill Baptist Church. He loved to talk on his CB radio under the call sign "Buckwheat."

He is the son of the late Everett Junie "E.J." Williamson, Sr. and Leveda Murray Williamson.

Survivors include his brother, Tim Williamson (wife Dee Ann) of Waycross; and three nieces, Karen Williamson of Waycross, Lisa Tyre of Waycross, and Amy Hodges (husband Dustin) of Waycross.

A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday (January 12, 2012) at Greenlawn 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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William English (Billy) White
Born in Atkinson County, GA on Jul. 6, 1948
Departed on Jan. 10, 2012 and resided in Waycross, GA.

Service: Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
Cemetery: Kettle Creek Cemetery

Mr. William English "Billy" White, 63, died Tuesday afternoon (January 10, 2012) at Satilla Care Center after a short illness.

He was a native of Atkinson County, but he has lived most of his life in Waycross. He was formerly employed by CET Trucking and was a member of Swamp Road Baptist Church.

He is the son of the late Leonard Chester White and Clara Boyett White.

Survivors include one daughter, Billie Young (husband Ben) of Blackshear; two sons, Clint and Brent White both of Jacksonville, FL; three grandchildren, Ivy Lane Young, Sage Laurel Young and Benjamin Reed Young; one brother, Jimmy White of North Carolina; one sister, Nell Music of Waycross; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday (January 13, 2012) at Kettle Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice House Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501.

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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Robert Rowell
Born in Ware County, GA on Jun. 19, 1920
Departed on Jan. 11, 2012 and resided in Waycross, Ware County, GA

Visitation: No Visitation
Service: Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
Cemetery: Telmore Cemetery

Mr. Robert Rowell, 91, died Wednesday (January 11, 2012) at his residence following a brief illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Ware County and was the son of the late Wesly Rowell and Rita Bell White Rowell. He was a farmer and of the Baptist Faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Smith Rowell and three sons, Jerry, Jim and Johnny Rowell.

Survivors include three daughters, Jeanette McCarthy (husband, Atley) of Waycross, Rita Calvo of Evansville, New York and Mary Manning (husband, Joey) of Mershon, GA; one son, Aleen Rowell (wife, Faye) of Waycross; Several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; one sister, Eva Mae King of Dixie Union.

A graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday (January 13, 2012) at Telmore Cemetery. Family will receive friends thirty minutes before the service at the graveside.

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

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Vernon Robert Adkerson
Born in Waycross, GA on Sep. 15, 1948
Departed on Jan. 13, 2012 and resided in Waycross, Ware Co, GA

Service: Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012
Cemetery: Rehobeth Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Pierce Co, GA

Mr. Vernon Robert Adkerson, 63, died Friday morning (January 13, 2012) at Hospice House Satilla after an extended illness.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross. He was formerly employed as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

He is the son of the late Robert M. Adkerson.

Survivors include his mother, Johnnie Louis Hayes Adkerson of Atlanta; two uncles, James A. Hayes and Joe Hayes both of Waycross; and several cousins.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday (January 15, 2012) at Rehobeth Cemetery in Pierce County. Memorialization is by cremation.

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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Marjorie Bennett Herrington
Born in Pierce County, GA on Jan. 18, 1932
Departed on Jan. 14, 2012 and resided in Guyton, GA

Visitation: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012
Service: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012
Cemetery: Oakland Cemetery, Ware Co, GA

Mrs. Marjorie Bennett Herrington, 79, died Saturday (January 14, 2012) at her residence in Guyton after an extended illness.

She was a native of Pierce County, but she lived most of her life in Waycross before moving to Guyton eight years ago. She was formerly employed with Dr. Lott's office in Waycross and was a member of Garden City United Methodist Church.

She is the daughter of the late Thelver Bennett and Effie Mae Knowlton Bennett. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Richard Herrington; and her son, Richard David Herrington.

Survivors include her daughter, Paula Hale (husband Tony) of Guyton; three grandchildren, Morgan, Sydney and Kiley Hale; one brother, Adron Bennett (wife Mary) of Leesburg; and two sisters, Maurece Cason of Hilliard, FL, and Vivian Jordan (husband Walstein) of Blackshear; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday (January 18, 2012) at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. The family will receive friends 10 until 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

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Mary Rustin Harper
Born in Clinch County, GA on Aug. 8, 1946
Departed on Jan. 16, 2012 in Clay Co, FL and resided in Waycross, GA

Visitation: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012
Service: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012
Cemetery: Oakland Cemetery, Ware County, GA

Mary Rustin Harper, 65, died Monday night (January 16, 2012) at Orange Park Medical Center of Orange Park, FL following an extended illness.

She was a native of Cogdell in Clinch County but had lived most of her life in Waycross. She was the daughter of the late Ira Homer Rustin and Sadie Pittman Rustin and wife of the late Collen Harper, Sr., she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Janelle Sweat and Janie Ruth Shiver. She will be remembered as a free-spirited woman who loved her children and grandchildren and loved to help other people.

She was former employee of the Al-Mar Motel and later became an inspector with Gold Kist Egg Company in Hilliard, Fl before becoming disabled in 1978.

Survivors include three children, Crystal Anderson (husband Steve Anderson) of Waycross, Collen Harper (wife Dr. Lina Harper) of Waycross, and Janice Todd (fiancé SSgt David Smith) of Ft. Stewart; five grandchildren Angel Ennis (husband Dany), Hannah and Heath Harper, and Dustin and Summer Todd; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday (January 19, 2012) at Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. The family will be receiving family and friends at the home of Collen Harper 3000 Glenn Circle, Waycross. The viewing will be from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Wednesday at Music Funeral Home.

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

Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Dewey Pittman
Born in Ware County, GA on Dec. 26, 1921
Departed on Jan. 19, 2012 and resided in Waycross, GA

Service: No Service

Mr. Dewey Pittman, 90, died Thursday morning (January 19, 2012) at Pierce County Nursing Home after an extended illness.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County. He was formerly employed by Brockway in Homerville for 13 years as a security guard. He was also affiliated with Suwannee Chapel Church of God of Prophecy.

He is the son of the late Clayton Pittman and Eva Mae Fitchett Pittman. He is preceded in death by his wife, Inez Dial Pittman; one son, Ronnie Hill; and one great grandson, Miciah Hill.

Survivors include one granddaughter, Sherry Hill of Manor; one grandson, Robert Hill of Manor; one great granddaughter, Harley Vierge of Manor; three brothers, Cecil Pittman, Donnie Pittman and Jerry Pittman all of Waycross; one sister, Mary Magaline Driggers of Waycross; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorialization is by cremation.

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 Alvin Spivey
Born in Douglas, GA on Feb. 3, 1929
Departed on Jan. 19, 2012 and resided in Waycross, GA.

Visitation: Friday, Jan. 20, 2012
Service: Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012
Cemetery: Greenlawn Cemetery

Mr. James Alvin Spivey, 82, died Thursday morning (January 19, 2012) at his residence after an extended illness.

A 20 year resident of Orlando, he was a native of Douglas, but he has lived most of his life in Ware County. He was owner-operator of a beekeeper business named Okefenokee Apiaries for 48 years. Mr. Spivey was a member of University Blvd. Church of God and the Beekeeper's Association. His expertise and passion of beekeeping inspired many men from many areas to begin their own beekeeping operations.

He is the son of the late Harley Spivey and Audis Davis Spivey. He is preceded in death by his wife, Luvine Beverly Spivey; one daughter-in-law, Rita Spivey; one grandson, Glen Dyal; two brothers, Harvey Spivey (wife Janice) and Buddy Spivey (wife Leona); and his grandparents, Leonard and Ada Spivey.

Survivors include his fiancé, Belle Sisson and her children, Howard Straley, Robert Straley and Vickey Straley; one daughter, Betty Waldron Walker (husband Ken) of Waycross; one son, James Spivey of Waycross; four grandchildren, Kim Carter (husband Dennis) of Waycross, Sherri Spivey of Hoboken, Joey Spivey of Waycross, and Michelle Creamer (husband Dwyatt) of Lizella, Caleb Waldron (wife Christy) of Douglas, Tyrel Walker (wife Lindsay) of Dallas, and Tonya Walker of Kennesaw, GA; eight great grandchildren, Kaylie Nelson, Adrian Spivey, C J Waldron, Molly Waldron, Eli Waldron, Micah Creamer, McKenzie Creamer, and Maddux Walker; two brothers, J. L. Spivey (wife Linda) of Blackshear, and Ronnie Spivey (wife Linda) of Nicholls; two sisters, Viritha Spivey Moore (late husband Amos) of Willacoochee, and Wanda Spivey Steedley (late husband Harry) of Blackshear; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday (January 21, 2012) at New Life Assembly of God. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at Music Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria VA 22312 or online at www.diabetes.org or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or online at www.heart.org.

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

Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Angel Page
Born in Savannah, Chatham Co, GA on Jan. 1, 2012
Departed on Jan. 1, 2012 and resided in Waycross, Ware Co, GA

Visitation: No Visitation
Service: Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012
Cemetery: Waters Cemetery, Pierce Co, GA

Angel Page, infant daughter of Kecia Michelle Thomas and Ronald Kevin Page died Sunday (January 1, 2012) at Memorial Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Skylar Page.

Survivors in addition to her parents include a sister, Asia Page of Waycross, three brothers, LeRon Page, Ronnie Page, and Neveh Page all of Waycross; her paternal grandmother, Lois Page of Jacksonville, FL; her paternal grandfather Ronnie Page of Jacksonville, FL; her maternal great grandmother, Geneveso Stafford of Folkston; her auntie, Wanda Simpson of Blackshear; her God Grandmother, Diane Harris of Blackshear, and a friend, Michael Smith of Blackshear.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday (January 21, 2012) at Waters Cemetery in Pierce County.

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

Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Nathaniel (Nat) Ashley Carter
Born in Bickley, GA on Jan. 15, 1931
Departed on Jan. 19, 2012 and resided in Bickley, GA

Visitation: Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012
Service: Monday, Jan. 23, 2012
Cemetery: Oakland Cemetery

Mr. Nathaniel "Nat" Ashley Carter of Bickley, GA went to be with the Lord on Thursday (January 19, 2012) in Rockledge, FL.

Mr. Carter was a loving husband to JoAnn Womble Carter for 55 years. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Addison and Rhoda Mae Carter. He was born June 15, 1931 in Bickley and raised attending Bickley United Methodist Church. He later served as an elder at Covenant Christian Church in Douglas, GA.
Mr. Carter proudly served his country in the Military in both the U.S. Army and the Marines. He was founder of the Ware Forest Incorporated. Mr. Carter, who was a Master Tree Farmer award recipient, spent much of his life in the forestry industry helping fellow land owners grow and develop markets for timber.

Some of the hobbies he enjoyed were fishing, farming, hunting and traveling. Those who knew Nat knew he was a man of integrity; passionate about his faith and his family. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Family members in addition to his wife include his son, Thad Carter (wife Charlene) of Douglas, GA; his daughter, Penny Carter Rivera (husband Tony) of Rockledge, FL; two wonderful grandchildren, Nathan and Isabella. Other family members include his brother, Addison Way Carter (wife Mary) of Waycross, GA and numerous nieces, nephews and relatives.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday (January 23, 2012) at Covenant Christian Church in Douglas. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Waycross. Visitation with the family will be Sunday evening (January 22, 2012) from 6 until 8 at Covenant Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations to be made to the National Parkinson Foundation (parkinson.org) P.O. Box 5018 Hagertown, MD 21741-5018 or the Thailand Orphanage Fund c/o of Covenant Christian Church 3255 US Highway South, Douglas, GA 31535. Music Funeral Home of Waycross is in charge of arrangements.

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

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William Harris Sutton
Born in Rochelle, GA on Mar. 9, 1921
Departed on Jan. 21, 2012 and resided in Waycross, GA

Visitation: Monday, Jan. 23, 2012
Service: Monday, Jan. 23, 2012
Cemetery: Lower Lott Cemetery

Mr. William Harris Sutton, 90, died Saturday (January 21, 2012) at Satilla Regional Medical Center following a short illness.

He was a native of Rochelle, GA but had lived in Waycross for the past 18 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Jones Sutton and his parents, Baxter Sutton and Gertrude Harris Sutton.

He was a retired rural letter carrier. He was a prisoner of war during World War II and served in the Army Air Corp. He was a member of Central Baptist Church, the Merrymakers, Ware County Exchange Club and the Okefenokee Lion's Club.

Survivors include two daughters, Billie Smith and Frances Gattis (husband Robert) both of Waycross; three sons, Lonnie Harris Sutton, Sr. of Sylvania, Dr. Roy Sutton (Partner Ed Bowman) of Denver, CO and Bob Sutton (wife Michelle) of Muscantine, IA; special friend, Sula Rodgers of Waycross; 10 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson.

A funeral service will be held 4:00 p.m. Monday (January 23, 2012) at Central Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lower Lott Cemetery in Register, Bulloch Co, GA. The family will be receiving friends at Central Baptist Church Monday from 3 until 4.

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

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Baner Eunice Music
Born in Surrency, Appling Co, GA on Dec. 3, 1918
Departed on Jan. 21, 2012 and resided in Waycross, Ware Co, GA

Visitation: Monday, Jan. 23, 2012
Service: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012
Cemetery: Greenlawn Cemetery

Mr. Baner E. Music, 93, died suddenly Saturday (January 21, 2012) at his residence.

He was a native of Surrency, GA but had lived most of his life in Ware County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou Fales Music; a granddaughter, Emma Catherine Sweat; and his parents, Charles Hamilton Music and Elizabeth Taylor Music.

He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and the Georgia National Guard. He served during World War II and loved fishing. He was a charter member of Pebble Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan Marie Cawley (husband James) and Sherry Windle (husband Dale) both of Waycross; a son, Charles Larry Music, Sr. (wife Cindy) of Waycross; 9 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Thornton of Nahunta; three brothers, J.T. Music of Callahan, FL, Billy Music of Dixie Union and Earl Fales of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday (January 24, 2012) at Pebble Hill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at Music Funeral Home Monday night from 6 until 8.

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

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Catherine Delma Lamkin
Born in Axson, GA on Apr. 4, 1918
Departed on Jan. 24, 2012 and resided in Waycross, GA.

Service: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012
Cemetery: Oakland Cemetery

Miss Catherine Delma Lamkin, 93, died Tuesday morning (January 24, 2012) at Waycross Health & Rehabilitation Center after a brief illness.

She was a native of Axson, but she has lived most of her life in Waycross where she was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was formerly employed by the Department of Labor for 18 ½ years and was involved with the "Experience Works" program. Miss Lamkin will be lovingly remembered for her love, sense of humor, laugh, smile and love of animals.

She is the daughter of the late J. Nelson Lamkin and Mollie McDonald Lamkin.

Survivors include her sister, Bettie Lamkin Skelton of Enterprise, AL.

A graveside service was held 11 a.m. Wednesday (January 25, 2012) at Oakland Cemetery with Elder Bill Mullis officiating.

Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to All About Animals, 2988 Midway Church Rd., Blackshear, GA 31516.

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

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Sandra Caudill Fogg Blackford
Born in Bridgeton, MA on Feb. 20, 1944
Departed on Jan. 24, 2012 and resided in Waycross, GA

Service: No Service

Mrs. Sandra Caudill Blackford, 67, died Tuesday night (January 25, 2012) at Satilla Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.

She was a native of Bridgeton, MA, but she has resided the past 20 years in Waycross. She was a homemaker and member of Bethel Baptist Church in Blackshear.

She is the daughter of the late Ernest Fogg and Freda Frost Fogg.

Survivors include one son, Steven Caudill (wife Wanda) of Waycross; two daughters, Melissa Caudill of Savannah and Sheryl A. Barr of Honolulu, HI; tthree grandsons, Steven R. Caudill of Charleston, SC, Julius McPherson of Savannah, and Nickolas Dean of Waco, TX; five siblings, Kenny Fogg, Buddy Fogg, Marion Fogg, David Fogg, and Donnie Fogg, and other relatives; and lifelong partner of 14 years, Hoochie Thomas.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday (January 28, 2012) at Music Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 Saturday morning at Music Funeral Home. Memorialization will be by cremation.

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

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Gordon Paul Lambert
Born in Saline, Washtenaw Co, MI on Nov. 2, 1936
Departed on Jan. 23, 2012 and resided in Waycross, Ware Co, GA

Service: No Service

Mr. Gordon Paul Lambert, 75, died Monday afternoon (January 23, 2012) at Satilla Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.

He was a native of Saline, MI, but he has resided in Waycross since 1976. He was employed by Walker-Jones Chevrolet as a PDI Technician, and he was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear.

He is the son of the late Paul O. Lambert and Alma Viola Franzen Lambert.

Survivors include his daughter, Susan Porter of William, IN; his niece, Mary Leadley (husband Jim) of Indianola, IA; and his cousin, Carol Cardosa of Milledgeville.

Memorialization is by cremation. His remains will be buried next to his father at Cedar Cemetery in Cedarville, MI.

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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Willis Oswald Cason
Born in Jamestown, Ware County, GA on Apr. 26, 1927
Departed on Jan. 28, 2012 and resided in Waycross, GA

Visitation: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012
Service: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012
Cemetery: Greenlawn Cemetery

Mr. Willis Oswald "Oz" Cason, 84, passed away in his sleep Saturday night (January 28, 2012) at Satilla Care Center.

He was a native of Jamestown, and he resided most of his life in Waycross as a 1944 graduate of Waycross High School. He joined the United States Navy after high school and served during World War II. After 38 years of service, he retired from BellSouth in 1986 as an electronic technician. He was a member of Jamestown United Methodist Church, Civitan Club, BPOE Elks Club and life member of V.F.W.

He is the son of the late Samuel David Cason and Beulah Louise Lovett Cason. He is preceded in death by three sisters, Loyce Cason Hitt, Edna Muriel Cason and Hilda Elian.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Hazel Tanner Cason of Waycross; one son, Rev. Steve Cason (wife Judi) of Waycross; two grandchildren, Sean Randall Cason and Lana Diane Cason Rogers (husband Gabe); three great grandchildren, Jaela Rogers, Gabriella Rogers and Amber Cason; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday (January 31, 2012) at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Jamestown United Methodist Church, 2055 Vann Rd, Waycross, GA 31503, or Satilla Care Center, 1600 Riverside Ave., Waycross, GA 31501.

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

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Levo Elizabeth Davis Steedley
Born in Ware County, GA on Jun. 7, 1918
Departed on Jan. 29, 2012 and resided in Waycross, GA

Visitation: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012
Service: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012
Cemetery: Friendship Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery

Mrs. Levo Elizabeth Davis Steedley, 93, died Sunday (January 29, 2012) at her great granddaughter's home following an extended illness.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County. He was preceded in death by her husband, James Randall Steedley; her son, Jimmy Steedley; her daughter, Cherrie Harrell; her parents, James Manning "Bud" Davis and Fannie Missouri Douglas Davis; a sister, Evelyn Steverson; and three brothers, Floyd Davis, Wilmer Davis and Gehu Davis. She was the most amazing mother, grandmother, and mimi who deeply loved her family.

She was a member of Friendship Freewill Baptist Church and a former member of the Grandmother's Club. She was a former employee of Rubin Bros. Shoe Factory.

Survivors include three granddaughters, Levo Elizabeth Steedley Wiley (husband Bob), Peggy Sue Harrell Bennett (fiance Richard Prescott) and Billie Jo Harrell Grantham (husband Garrett) all of Waycross; three grandchildren, Jamie Marie Yarberry (husband Jason), John Ashley Cox (wife Kelly) and Katelynn Marinda Bennett; four great grandchildren; Hunter Downing Yarberry, Tyler Yarberry, Kaylee Yarberry and Paisley Cox; three sisters, Laila Jones of Brunswick, Judy Dean and Carrie O'Berry both of White Oak; three brothers, Ronnie Davis of Waycross, Rev. Clayton Davis of Millwood, Johnnie Davis of Blackshear; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m. Wednesday (February 1, 2012) at Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Tuesday night from 6 until 8.

Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way Waycross, GA 31501.

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

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Ivan D. Cornelius
Born in Bradenton, FL on Feb. 19, 1933
Departed on Jan. 31, 2012 and resided in Waycross, GA

Visitation: Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012
Service: Friday, Feb. 3, 2012
Cemetery: Arabia Cemetery, Clinch County, GA

Mr. Ivan D. Cornelius, 78, died Tuesday morning (January 31, 2012) at Jackson Hospital in Marianna, FL after an extended illness.

He was a native of Bradenton, FL, but he has lived most of his life in Waycross. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War, and he retired from CSX Railroad after 25 years of service as a road master. He was affiliated with the Baptist faith.

He was the son of the late Raymond D. Cornelius and Vinnie Delk Cornelius. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Jean Tuten Cornelius; and one brother, Lamar Cornelius.

Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Hayes (husband Timothy) of Waycross; one son, Randy Cornelius (wife Selena) of Sneads, FL; four grandchildren, Kimberly Cornelius, Clayton Cornelius, Lynn Allen and Misty Hayes; three great grandchildren, Brandon Allen, Christopher Allen and Christian Waters; one brother, Raymond David Cornelius, Jr. of Deland, FL; three sisters, Audrey Mock of Waresboro, Martha Westover of Hawthorne, FL, and Sally Smith of Valdosta; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday (February 3, 2012) at Arabia Cemetery in Clinch County. The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Music Funeral Home.

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



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Berry Cecil Tanner, Sr.
(July 30, 1930 - January 3, 2012)

Berry Cecil Tanner, Sr., 81, of Waycross died Tuesday morning (January 3, 2012) at the Hospice Satilla hospice house after an extended illness. Cecil was the second child of the late Joel and Idell Tanner. He was born and raised in Bickley, Georgia, and attended three churches with his family while growing up: Bickley United Methodist Church, Roxi Mae United Methodist Church and Wilsonville Church of God. Mr. Tanner graduated from Wacona High School and attended South Georgia College for two years where he was active in sports. He returned home to help his daddy farm for a while before training with Cotton States Insurance in Atlanta. His training led to work as a fire and safety engineer inspector. Then after a couple of years as inspector, Cecil began working in the forest industry.

In 1958, after several years in the timber business, Mr. Tanner started Bickley Forest Products with his good friend, Billy Denton. While in business, they subcontracted wood with several wood yards, including Union Camp. In 1980, the business was purchased by Union Camp Corporation, and Mr. Tanner worked with Union Camp until his retirement in July 1995. During the time they owned Bickley Forest Products, Cecil and Billy partnered with D. C. Tanner in ownership of Prim’s Mens Shop and were the original owners of Denton & Tanner Insurance, along with M. Ashley Denton.

As an avid sports fan, Mr. Tanner supported Ware County school sports and the Ware County Athletic Booster Club in any way he could. While his boys were in school, Mr. Tanner attended every high school sporting event and continued to attend games, including those of his grandchildren, until his health declined.

Mr. Tanner was an active member of Winona Park United Methodist Church since 1960, serving in leadership positions and on numerous committees. In his later years, he especially enjoyed participating in the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class. He served as the first chairman of the Satilla Regional Water and Sewer Authority Board and remained chair for five years, until he resigned due to health concerns.

Cecil married Naida Dees Tanner, the love of his life, in 1959 and celebrated fifty-two years of happiness. From their union was born four sons: Berry Cecil Tanner, Jr. (wife Madelyn); Chief Anthony Hugh “Tony” Tanner (wife Cindy); Alan Craig Tanner (wife Darlene); and Russell Gregory “Greg” Tanner, all of Waycross. He was affectionately called Granddaddy by his nine grandchildren - Tony, Jr.; Cecil, III; Austin; Matthew; Tess (husband Nick); Kali; Emile; Madison; and McKenzie - and one great grandchild, Preslie Elise Aldridge. He is survived by two sisters: Rubye Tanner Smith (Alma) and Carolyn Tanner Cole (Douglas); several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers: James Edwin Tanner, Sr. and Joel Tanner, Jr.

A funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. at Winona Park United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 – 9 p.m. at Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Winona Park United Methodist Church, 900 N. Augusta Avenue, Waycross, GA 31503 or Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, 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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Lilliyan Peagler Craft
(January 11, 1924 - January 4, 2012)

Lilliyan P. Craft, 87, of Waycross died January 4, 2012. She was born January 11, 1924 in Waycross to the late Thomas T. and Sallie Delk Peagler. Mrs. Craft lived in Atlanta for many years where she worked at Rich’s Department Store until she retired in 1981. She then moved back to Waycross and became a longtime member of Crawford Street Baptist Church where her parents were members. She was currently a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she was in and played the piano for the Charles Wesley Sunday School Class, was a member of the choir and also a member of the Keenagers.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by sisters Dora Lee Frazier and Olivia Gaskins; brothers Thomas T. Peagler, Jr., Bob Peagler and James Paul Peagler; daughter Felicia Baughn and son David Baughn.

Survivors include two sons, Tim Baughn (wife Susan) of Decatur, AL and Paul Baughn of Waycross; four grandchildren, Mark Baughn of Atlanta, GA, Angela Schmidt of McDonough, GA, Thomas Baughn of Decatur, AL and Joanie Baughn of Waycross; one great grandchild Mackenzie Schmidt of McDonough, GA; one sister, Florence Bowman of Waycross; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

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

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

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Ellie Royal
(August 6, 1922 - January 5, 2012)

Ellie “Buddy” Royal, 89, of Waycross died Thursday afternoon (Jan. 5, 2012) at his daughter’s residence in Brunswick after an extended illness. He was born in Axson, GA and lived all of his life in Waycross. His parents were the late Dave Morrison Royal and Martha Starling Royal. He was the youngest of seven of whom all preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his wife Margaret Ann Gooden Royal. Mr. Royal served his country in the U.S. Navy in World War II and after the War he was in the Active Reserves for nineteen years, eight months and twenty-four days.

Mr. Royal was retired from SunTrust Bank where he served as Senior Vice President and excelled and always went beyond what was expected in his professional career as he did with his commitment to his family, church, and community. He was past President of the Okefenokee Conference of National Association of Bank Controllers and Auditors, and Group 8 Chairman of the Georgia Bankers Association and until his death he served on the Board of Directors for SunTrust Bank.

He is a member of First Presbyterian Church where he has served as Deacon, treasurer, Elder of the church, elder emeritus, Trustee, Men’s Bible Class, has been active with the Savannah Presbytery offices and was a standing member of the Thursday morning breakfast group at the church. Mr. Royal is also a member of the Okefenokee Golf Club and has served as board member and secretary.

A Servant Leader Dedicated to the YMCA Movement. Mr. Royal, a believer in the YMCA movement, was a strong member of the YMCA Board of Directors. Mr. Royal served on the Y Board from the late 1960's until his passing. Mr. Royal's service to the Y was recognized by his peers, as he was unanimously elected to the YMCA Life Board.

As a member of the YMCA leadership, Ellie Royal held most every committee chair position, including YMCA Board President. Under Mr. Royal service to the Waycross YMCA he is credited with being part of the leadership that whole heartily dedicated themselves to raise the needed funds and membership required to build the 50,000 square foot state of the art Plant Ave Family YMCA building. This building, now referred to as the Childers Family YMCA, still strongly serves our community today.

Mr. Royal lived his life under the Y motto of Spirit, Mind and Body. He was a strong Christian man, with a big heart, who kept a regular wellness routine and enjoyed the commrodorie and fellowship of others. In 2009, the YMCA Board of Directors dedicated "The Royal Room", in honor of Mr. Royal. The Royal Room is located in the Men's Fitness Center and centers around fellowship of the members.

Mr. Royal joined the Waycross Exchange Club, June 1, 1959 and went to work as an active member. His service and leadership was recognized as he was named club president in 1964. His club awarded him the Erin W. Johnson Trophy that same year for outstanding service to his community. In addition to serving as President Mr. Royal served the club for many years as treasurer. In 1970, Mr. Royal was awarded the M.C. Thomas Award for being the most outstanding fair worker. He served on most committees and chaired many for both the Waycross Exchange Club and the Okefenokee Fair Association. Mr. Royal was very involved in membership recruitment and new club building. He is credited with building at least thirteen Exchange Clubs in Georgia. Mr. Royal serviced the Georgia District as a board member, District Treasurer, District President-Elect, and Georgia District President from 1968-1969. After much success as District President the National President presented Mr. Royal with the President’s Banner for outstanding service to the Exchange organization. He was instrumental in having a Freedom Shrine placed in the Georgia Capital during his presidency.

He attended every National Convention he could and chaired the Georgia District Exchange Club Hospitality Room and District Convention for many years. Mr. Royal served on national committees including the National Exchange Committee on Education, National Expansion Committee (chair), National Convention Site Committee and the National Convention Committee.

In 1979, he was awarded the Book of Golden Deeds; this award recognizes not only service to Exchange but also his service in this community, his profession, his family, and church. The county and city commissions declared “Ellie Royal Day”, August 24, 1979 to recognize the great and unselfish service Mr. Royal had given to his community. He earned the club’s Exchangite of the Year award in 1990-91 and in 1998-99. In September 2010, Mr. Royal was elected into the highest honor of Exchange, the Court of Honor. Mr. Royal is “Mr. Exchange” in his club and in the Georgia District.

In the community Mr. Royal served as President of the Waycross/Ware County Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Waycross/Ware County United Fund Campaign, President of the Contact Club of Waycross, President of the Waycross Jaycees, Chairman of the Waycross/Ware County Heart Association, recipient of the Liberty Bell Award from the Waycross/Ware County Bar Association, recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Jack Williams Trophy for Community Service. In addition he was a member of the Waycross Elks Club, the Salvation Army Volunteer Board and the Valdosta State College Board.

Mr. Royal has been a tireless worker and promoter for Ware County and Waycross.

Survivors include his daughter, Marsha Royal House and her husband Chief Raymond House of Brunswick; three grandchildren, Daniel R. Wilson and his wife Ruth of Brunswick, Marisa R. Franklin and her husband Burton of Brunswick and Ray House and his wife DeLisa of Jesup; four great-grandchildren, Timmy Simpson, Madi Franklin, Brayden Franklin and Taylor Grace Wilson; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A funeral service will be held Monday morning at 11 am at the First Presbyterian Church. Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends Monday morning from 10 until 11 am at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 601 Hill Street, Waycross, GA 31501 or the Waycross Exchange Club, Child Abuse Program, PO Box 926, Waycross, GA 31502.

The family requests the Waycross Exchange Club, the YMCA Board and Staff, Wednesday Night Social Club, Dr. Salim Osta and Staff, Priscilla Ramsey and Sharon Sloan to serve as Honorary Pallbearers and should meet at the church by 10:30 am Monday for the service.

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

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

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Angus Freeman
(August 7, 1927 - January 5, 2012)

Angus Freeman, 84, of Manor died Thursday morning (Jan. 5, 2012) at Satilla Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He was born in Havana, FL to the late John Fletcher and Elenor Claire Nicholson Freeman and lived in Waycross since 1950 and moved to Manor in 1998. Mr. Freeman began working at the age of 15 at King Edward Cigar in Quincy, FL and later transferred to Waycross and worked his way through the company and retired after forty-six years of service. After retirement he worked part-time at Southern Automotive and General Bearing. Mr. Freeman loved to fish, traveling with the “Over The Hill Gang”, and doing repairs for his family and friends. He was a member of Victory Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Winnette Booth; a grandson, Michael Smart; two brothers, Charles Freeman and John Freeman; three sisters, Belle Livingston, Margaret Cook and Eloise Baize.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Vivian Freeman; four children, Tom Freeman (wife Eileen), Waycross, Barbara Freeman, Waycross, Belinda Lewis (husband Dwain), Jacksonville, FL and Judy Courson (husband Randall), Blackshear; three step-children, Allen Herrin (wife Patty), Homerville, Johnny Herrin (wife Hope), Hilliard, FL and Sharon Vollenweider, Manor; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one sister, Eleanor Fuller, California City, CA; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A funeral service will be held Saturday at 2pm at Victory Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday 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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Leonard R. Baumann
(June 19, 1917 - January 9, 2012)

Leonard R. Baumann, 94, of Waycross died Monday night (Jan. 9, 2012) at Satilla Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born in Chicago, IL to the late Arthur and Amalia Eckenstahler Baumann. Mr. Baumann retired from Illinois Bell Telephone Company after many years of service. He moved to Waycross in 1979 and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Charles Wesley Sunday School Class, Keenager Choir, Chancel Choir and the Okefenokee Lions Club. During retirement Mr. Baumann enjoyed building projects and always helped with Christmas in April.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years in 2004, June G. Kemp Baumann; one grandson, Matthew Baumann; one great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Claire Baumann; two brothers, Emmett R. Baumann and Glenn A. Baumann.

Survivors include six children, Beverly J. Wendling and her husband Christ of North Freedom, Wisconsin, Ralph A. Baumann and his wife Pat of Waycross, Gerald R. Baumann and his wife Vickie of Kemp, IL, Christopher L. Baumann and his wife Karen of Decatur, GA, Curtis A. Baumann and his wife Pam of Eatonton, GA and Bonnie R. Johnson and her husband Howard of Dyer, IN; 24 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A memorial service will be held Friday morning at 11 am at Trinity United Methodist Church.

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

The family requests the Trinity United Methodist Church, Keenager Choir and the Okefenokee Lions Club to serve as honorary pallbearers and should meet at the church by 10:40 am Friday for the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, “Organ Fund” or “Follow the Carpenter”, 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.
(NOTE: Buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Waycross, GA)

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Juneau Hyers Zerban
(April 9, 1924 - January 12, 2012)

Mrs. Juneau Hyers Zerban, 87, of Waycross died Thursday night at Satilla Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born in Mershon, Georgia to the late Walter F. Hyers and Macie Bell Brunson Hyers. Juneau was a 1943 graduate of Blackshear High School. From there she lived in numerous places around the United States working for Southern Bell Telephone Company. She ultimately found her niche in life when she became owner of Kirk Realty in Dunnellon, Florida. Dunnellon was then her home for the next thirty seven years. She was an elder at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church. Juneau also served as a civic leader in Dunnellon and was an active member of Rainbow Estates Country Club.

She eventually moved back home due to failing health where she lived with her brother Bennie and was cared for by her sister Macie. In Waycross she attended Second Baptist Church, and loved to support their children’s programs. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert George Zerban, a brother, Jack Hyers and a sister, Sue Carol Hodges.

She is survived by her brothers and sisters, Brunson Hyers and his wife Betty Sue of Waycross, Bennie Hyers of Waycross, Eddie Lou West of Jackson, North Carolina, Fred Hyers and his wife Helen of Sacramento, California, Bobby Hyers and his wife Glenda of Mershon, Macie Ann Mooney of Waycross and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Mrs. Juneau Hyers Zerban will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, January 21, 2012 in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday in the chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Second Baptist Church, 301 Tomberlin Road, Waycross, Georgia 31503 or Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Georgia 31501.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com.
(NOTE: Buried Rockwell (aka Dunnellon Memorial Gardens) Cemetery, Dunnellon, Marion Co, FL)

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Kristofer Max Helms
(November 22, 1988 - January 18, 2012)

Mr. Kristofer Max Helms, 23, of Jacksonville, (Duval Co) Florida died Wednesday at his residence. He was born in Waycross to Richard Edwin Helms and Teressa Marie Blount. Mr. Helms served in the United States Army as a guardsman during the Iraq War. He was currently serving in the State of Florida Army Reserves. During his time in Iraq, he was awarded the Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon. Kristofer was of the Christian faith, and upon returning from Iraq was enrolled as a full-time student.

He is survived by his wife, Tiffany Mara Helms of Waycross, two daughters, Annamarie Helms of Waycross, Kristina Helms of Waycross, his mother, Teressa Marie Blount of Waycross, his father, Richard Edwin Helms of Charlotte, North Carolina, a sister, Kingsley Blount of Jacksonville, Florida, two brothers, Brandon Adams of Waycross, Mitchell Helms of Waycross, his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Blount of Waycross, his paternal grandparents, Max and Nita Helms of Charlotte, North Carolina, two nieces, Alaiya Mathis, Lexxy Adams, a nephew, Braylin Adams and several aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held 3 p.m., Monday in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kettle Creek Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday at the funeral home from 1-3 p.m.

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

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Luvada Griffin Cason
(October 12, 1916 - January 20, 2012)

Mrs. Luvada Griffin Cason, 95, of Waycross died Friday morning at her residence after an extended illness. She was born in Brantley County to the late Ruel Griffin and Minnie Davis Griffin. Mrs. Cason has made Waycross her home for most of her life. She retired as secretary from Farm Credit Services after many years of service. She was a member of Central Baptist Church, the Merrymakers and the Mary Martha Sunday School Class. Mrs. Cason enjoyed playing canasta with her family and friends, she took pride in her yards and made sure they were well kept and loved serving the Lord.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Earlish W. Cason, a daughter, Carolyn Prevatt, a son-in-law, Charles Prevatt, and four sisters, Ruby Jacobs, Amy Jacobs, Leona Amundson, and Iva Cook.

She is survived by a son, Bill Cason and his wife Gwen of Blackshear, a daughter, Elizabeth Peacock and her husband Jerry of Blackshear, four grandchildren, Joey Prevatt and his wife Cheryl of Waycross, Chris Prevatt and his wife Teresa of Waycross, Joanna King of Jacksonville, Florida, Brianna King of Blackshear, three great grandchildren, Haley Prevatt, Bryce Prevatt, Tyler Prevatt, two sisters, Christine Dryden of Hoboken, Mary Crews of Hoboken, a sister-in-law, Avienell Cason of Baxley, several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A funeral service celebrating the life of Mrs. Luvada Griffin Cason will be held 3 p.m., Sunday in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends beginning at 2 p.m., on Sunday at the funeral home.

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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Mildred Catherine McQuaig Griffin
(June 6, 1916 - January 26, 2012)

“Granny Sugar,” “Help has come at last; you can close your eyes and rest.”

Mildred Catherine McQuaig Griffin, 95, went to be with the Lord Thursday, January 26, 2012 at Baptist Village.

Born in Manor, Georgia in 1916 to the late Donnie B. and Ethel Beland McQuaig, she loved that small town and always said if she ever won the lottery she would build houses for all her friends there and they would just visit and have fun in God’s Manor County. (Bet that’s what they are doing now, but in Heaven!)

In Manor, she met the love of her life, L.D. Griffin; she was his Edith Bunker. Anything that man wanted, she saw that he got. They had a wonderful life together.

She was a cornerstone in the Emerson Park Community where she raised her family after World War II. She was also an entrepreneur, owning and running a charming dress outlet in Emerson Park during the early 1960’s that was quite successful.

She was a strong, loving matriarch who served God and her family with all her heart. She gave of herself in every way. Even her nieces and nephews felt that love through the years. Mother’s house was lovingly called “Granny Sugars Boarding House”, because grandchildren were always in and out.

She always said her money was blessed because it never ran out when she needed it to give; it was always found in a pocket, a drawer, or a box. She would ask, “Did you put it there?” No! Would always be our answer and she would reply – “God did it again!” You can’t out give God was something she always taught.

She was a devoted wife and loving Mother and Grandmother who instilled strong family values in everyone. She will always be remembered for her loving, giving spirit that she showed to everyone who knew her.

Preceding her in death with great and never-ending love besides her parents was her husband, Leon Dawson (L.D.) Griffin, her precious daughter, Marjorie Ethel Lee, Step-Mother, Abby Reid McQuaig, a sister Donnie Reid Douglas and three brothers, John B. “J.B.” McQuaig, Charles McQuaig and Loren McQuaig.

She is survived by a daughter, Nona “Babe” Christine McLeod (Farrell) Waycross, a special son-in-law, Jerry Hugh Lee, who was the son she always wanted and his wife Jeanette Lee whom she took into her family with love.

Four grandsons Jerald Lee (Penny) Blackshear, James “Bill” William Hayman, Waycross, Robert Wesley “Wes” Hayman (Donna), Missouri, and Skip Sasser, Waycross. One brother, Winston McQuaig ( Fredye), Columbus, GA, 11 great grand children Aaron Hayman, Jessica Hayman Tyre, Leanna Hayman, Amy Hayman, Cody Hayman, Jake Hayman, Jesse Lee, Justin Lee, April Sasser, David Thornton and Carter Sasser. One great-great grandson Cameron Griffin Tyre and one special cousin, Wanell Tanner Bennett, plus all the angels at Baptist Village who cared for her with all their skill but most of all their love.

She was a devoted member of Kettle Creek Church for 16 years and before that a lifetime at Booth Church at Manor. She attended Booth Church until she could no longer drive.

A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at Kettle Creek Methodist Church at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 29, 2012. Burial will take place at Booth Cemetery in Manor. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Sunday at Kettle Creek.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kettle Creek Methodist Church “Building Fund”, 2523 Carswell Avenue, Waycross, Georgia 31503.

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

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Other Obituaries Pertaining To Ware Co, GA
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CHILDERS > John J. Childers, 87, was born on January 19, 1924 and passed on January 9, 2012. He was a faithful servant to our Lord Jesus Christ. John was born to Ben and Bert Childers of Elkhorn City, KY, where he was raised and graduated from Elkhorn City High School in 1942. John served in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service and met Ginnie while serving in Connecticut. He was a loving husband of 65 years to Virginia Childers. John owned and operated restaurants in the Manchester, CT area, for 36 years before moving to Waycross, GA. In Waycross, he managed the Ware Hotel Restaurant and the Huddle House before moving to Orange Park, FL, in 2008. John was a member of Ridgewood Baptist Church of Orange Park, and was previously a member of Central Baptist Church of Waycross for 20 years. John is survived by his loving wife, Virginia; three children; Hope Waggoner of Val Rico, FL, Robin Dye of Keystone Heights, FL, and Donald Childers of Orange Park; two brothers, Bob Childers of Deerfield Beach, FL, and Ralph Childers of Corbin, KY; and one sister, Letha Sloane of Sarasota, FL. He is predeceased by his brother, Ben Childers, Jr. of Waycross, and sister, Velma Clark of Louisville, KY. A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. and a funeral service at 3:00 p.m., both at Ridgewood Baptist Church of Orange Park, 939 Blanding Boulevard, Orange Park, FL 32065. Burial will take place at Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218, on Friday, January 13, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements are entrusted to Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 264-1233. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com

Published in the Florida Times-Union on January 11, 2012

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SAYE > Garnett W. Saye, Jr. passed away on 12/16/11 after a short illness. Garnett was born in Waycross, GA. on 10/21/1937 to Garnett W. Saye, Sr. and Catherine Seasholtz Saye. Garnett graduated from Landon High School in June, 1955. A Memorial Service Celebrating Garnett's life will be held at Arlington United Methodist Church, 1400 University Blvd. N. on Thursday, 1/12/12 @ 2 P.M. with Pastor Larry Shields Officiating. Garn was survived by his Brother Jack Saye (Margaret) and Niece Debra Shuler. Garnett was a avid bowler and was secretary of several leagues. He also was a dedicated Gator Fan. Garnett and Jack were raised playing football in the cow pasture of Nolan's Dairy. The one thing you did not want to do was fall face down after being tackled. We had a beautiful upbringing. Garnett was an unassuming and gracious individual who always gave more than necessary. I have and will always love Garnett; Death only separates us for a very short time. God is in charge and Garnett knew that. My many thanks to all from Arlington United Methodist that visited Garnett over the years. Garnett, I Love You-Jack Garnett was awarded a B.S. in Marketing/Management from Jones College in June 1989. He graduated Cum Laude. He also served in the National Guard for 3 years ending in 1961 In lieu of flowers please contribute to Arlington United Methodist Church's Scholarship Fund. Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com

Published in the Florida Times-Union on January 11, 2012
(NOTE: Parents are buried in the Arlington Park Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval Co, FL)

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NELL LOTT SEARS
May 12, 1929 - January 10, 2012

SEARS > Nell Lott Sears went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the arms of her loving daughter Sharon and her dear friend Mary at Community Hospice January 10, 2012. She was born in Lanier County, Georgia and lived in Ware County, Georgia most of her life. She moved to Jacksonville in 1998 and lived here until the time of her death.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years Coleman Hiram Sears, Sr., her son Coleman Hiram "Harvey" Sears, Jr., her parents Warren Lott and Lula Rigell Lott, her brother W.D. Lott, her sister Dorothy Lott Jordan.
She is survived by her daughter Sharon Sears Pender, her son-in-law, Thomas Pender, and her beloved only grandchild Derek Pender, and a host of family and friends. She was a member of New Life at Park Street Church. Taking care of her family and helping the handicapped was her passion. She and her husband were in the farming business for many years. They also ran Sears Chenille Factory and Lott's Grocery in the community of Dixie Union, Georgia. She was a seamstress and worked at two different sewing factories over the years making collegiate uniforms and jackets. To sum it up, little Nell was a loving person who was always willing to give of herself. She was a long time caregiver to her elderly parents, her handicapped son, her sick husband, and her widowed brother. She was a tiny little lady who was tough as nails when she needed to be but with a heart as big as her great state of Georgia. Services celebrating her life will be 11:00 AM Saturday, January 14, 2012 located at First Coast Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida officiating will be Rev. Richard Edwards and Rev. Gene Guerra. Graveside and burial will be 3:00 PM at Oakland Cemetery in Waycross, Georgia. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice or Ronald McDonalds House in Jacksonville, Florida. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hardage-Giddens Town and Country Funeral Home 7242 Normandy Blvd. Jacksonville, Florida 32205. 904-781-9262 www.townandcountryfuneralhome.com Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com

Published in the Florida Times-Union on January 13, 2012

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Lester H. Tillman
March 13, 1923 - January 14, 2012

TILLMAN Lester H. Tillman, 88, of Jacksonville, (Duval Co) Florida went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 14, 2012. He was born in Blackshear, (Pierce Co) Georgia to John H. Tillman and Sarah Ella Gill.
Lester was also a member of Westside Jacksonville Baptist Church. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends.
He was predeceased by his wife Evie L. Tillman and daughter Betty Albrektson.
He is survived by his daughter Bobbi A. McLeod and husband William; 6 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be 6:00 - 8:00 PM Tuesday, January 17, 2012.
Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 18, 2012 all located at Hardage-Giddens Town and Country Funeral Home.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contribution may be made to the Florida Gideon's Bible Society & American Cancer Association in Jacksonville.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hardage-Giddens Town and Country Funeral Home 7242 Normandy Blvd. Jacksonville, Fl. 32205. 904-781-9262 www.townandcountryfuneralhome.com
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Published in the Florida Times-Union on January 16, 2012

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J. Frank Moore - VIDALIA - J. Frank Moore, 83, of Vidalia, GA, died at home on January 25th, 2012.
Frank spent his early years in Savannah and Waycross before his family settled in Thomasville where he graduated high school. He served in the U.S. Army, mostly on the island of Guam, before attending Brown University. After that, he worked in Norfolk, Virginia, for the Seaboard Coastline Railroad. While living in Savannah, in 1957, Frank married the former Frances Jordan. The couple and their first daughter, Linda, moved to Jacksonville, FL, before relocating to their property in Wheeler County where Frank managed farming and timber operations. He continued this work after the couple moved to Vidalia. Here they had two more daughters, Cynthia and Sharon. Frank later established a successful seed and grain company he oversaw until he sold it in 1983.
Frank was an active member of the Vidalia Rotary Club for 52 years. He served as its local president and then as the District Governor in 1993. At the time of his death, Frank was the club's longest standing member. In service to his commitment to Rotary and to its principles of philanthropy, Frank traveled as far as eastern Russia and Siberia. Frank was an avid traveler who loved exploring new places. He visited over 27 different countries. While chairman of the Missions Committee of the Vidalia First United Methodist Church, Frank was instrumental in establishing local chapters of The Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity. He served as president of Vidalia's Habitat for Humanity. He served several terms as president of Toombs County Historical Society. In 2003, Frank was chosen as a member of the Thomasville, Thomas County, Sports Hall of Fame. Frank was a dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church for over 50 years. There he chaired and served on numerous influential committees. He was especially proud of having founded the Love and Mercy Fund at the church.
Frank is survived by Frances, his wife of 52 years; three daughters, Linda Moore, Cynthia Moore, and Sha Simon; Sha's husband, Dan, and their children, Quinn, Carrie, and Rachel.
The funeral is Saturday, January 28th at 11:00 am in the First United Methodist Church of Vidalia with Reverend David Blalock and Reverend Robert Green officiating. Interment will follow in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery in Wheeler County.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 5:00 until 7:00. Donations may be made to First United Methodist Church's Love and Mercy Fund, the local Habitat for Humanity chapter, or to Serenity Hospice for those in need. Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home, Vidalia Savannah Morning News January 27, 2012 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow/obituaries

Published in Savannah Morning News on January 27, 2012

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Mrs. Eula M. Price - WAYCROSS - Mrs. Eula M. Price, passed into eternal rest on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at Satilla Regional Medical Center. Visitation: 4-6 p.m., Friday January 27, 2012 at Perry Brothers Funeral Home Chapel (black), Waycross, GA. Funeral: 1 p.m., Saturday, January 28, 2012 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church 901 State Street Waycross, GA. Interment: Oakland Cemetery. Roberson Funeral Home Statesboro, GA 912-764-7344 Savannah Morning News January 27, 2012

Published in Savannah Morning News on January 27, 2012

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Cyrus K. Hayman, Jr. - SAVANNAH - Cyrus K. Hayman, Jr., 67, of Savannah, lovingly known as CK, passed away on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 at Candler Hospital after a short illness. He was born in Waycross, Georgia, June 23, 1944.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cyrus K. and Mary R. Hayman.
Survivors include his High School Sweetheart of 44 years, Sara D. Hayman, daughters Mary L. Hayman, Teresa H. Cowan (Michael), of Savannah, and Melissa A. Hayman of Rincon. Five grandchildren, Nicolas Girardot, Mahalley Mathews, Michelle and Thomas Cowan, and Collin Hill and several nieces and nephews and cousins.
He served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Naval Reserves. He retired from the Naval Reserves after 24 years. He retired from Gulfstream after 31 years. He was with the Southside Fire Department for 43 years. He was instrumental in getting the "Jaws of Life" tool for the Volunteers. He served in every capacity for the Department. He served as Troop Committee Chairman, for Boy Scout Troop # 30, C K was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, where he served on the Board of Elders, until the church closed, and then C. K. and his family affiliated with Cokesbury United Methodist Church, where they were very active and involved in all aspects of the church.
Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Fairhaven Funeral Home - Hubert C. Baker Chapel. Funeral Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday Jan 31, 2012, at Cokesbury United Methodist Church, with Rev. Michael Myers, officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Abbey West Cemetery.
Mr. Hayman will be taken to the church to lie in state at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Southside Fire Department. Remembrances: Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 5411 Skidaway Road, Savannah, Ga 31406, or the American Cancer Society , 6600 Abercorn St., # 206, Savannah, Ga 31405. Fairhaven Funeral Home - Hubert C. Baker Chapel 7415 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Savannah, GA 31406 912-927-1999 www.fairhavenfuneralhome.net Savannah Morning News January 29, 2012
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FECHTEL > Albert Thomas Fechtel, M.D. passed away peacefully on January 27, 2012. He will be sorely missed by his six children, their spouses and all of his many grandchildren.
Born in Waycross, Georgia on December 4, 1919 to Casper and Bernadine Fechtel, he grew up the eleventh of twelve children, all of whom have predeceased him. Al moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1929 and he graduated from Immaculate Conception High School where he was a standout football player. After a year of working in his fathers Bay Street chicken hatchery, he attended the University of Florida on a ROTC and football scholarship and graduated in 1943. He pursued a medical degree at Tulane University graduating in 1945 and completed his internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, LA where he met the love of his life, and future wife, Bertha Ann LeBlanc. Al and B.A. returned to Jacksonville in 1950 after his military service where he served as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He completed his residency in surgery at Duval Medical Center in 1954.
Al practiced as an independent general surgeon until the age of 71and was a staff surgeon for six local hospitals. His service to the Jacksonville medical community included many additional roles such as Duval County Medical Examiner, President of the Medical and Dental Staff of Methodist Hospital and team physician for Bishop Kenny football for 10 years. After his retirement from private practice he practiced surgery at the VA medical clinic until the age of 81. He was a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons and was certified by the American Board of Surgeons. His medical memberships included: The Duval County Medical Society, American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Southern Medical Association, Southeastern Surgical Congress, Florida Association of General Surgeons and the Florida Physicians Association, Inc.
Al will be remembered not only for his skill as a surgeon but also for his genuine care for all of his many patients, his love of his family, his devotion to his church, and his love of the outdoors. Indefatigable, Al always made time to care for others. Al loved playing the role of provider, whether bringing fruit to his patients, taking his medical cohorts on hunting or fishing trips or his family to the beach. He was an exemplary role model for his son Dr. Douglas James Fechtel, who followed in his surgical footsteps. His passion for healing and caring for others inspired several of his children and grandchildren to serve in health care related professions. Al was an active member of Assumption Parish, San Jose Country Club and the Empire Point Community. An avid sportsman, Al will always be remembered for his love of hunting and fishing and his devotion to the Florida Gators. Never big on resting in this life, may he now rest in eternal peace with the love of his life.
Preceded in death by his wife Bertha Ann Fechtel, his son, Kenneth John Fechtel, he is survived by his children, Albert Thomas Fechtel, Jr. (Diane), Roslyn Fechtel, Floris Fechtel Singletary (Ray), Douglas J. Fechtel (Sharon), Karen Fechtel Terpko (Tom) and Mark LeBlanc Fechtel (Patricia); grandchildren, Spencer, Matthew, Mark Downing, David, Blake, Alex, Christen, Danielle, Sydney, Luke, Alec, and Caitlin, great grandchildren, Hannah and Jane, and numerous loving nieces, nephews, family and friends.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 1, from 6 - 8 pm with a vigil at 7:00 pm at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 4115 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on February 2, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Assumption Church with Father Fred Parks officiating. Burial in Oaklawn Cemetery will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society of Assumption Church, 2403 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hardage-giddenshendricksave.com

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JONES > Dorothy Bryant Jones, 88, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many, passed away February 1, 2012.
A native of Brunswick, Georgia, she later moved to Waycross, Georgia where she met and married the love of her life, Paul F. Jones Sr.
Dorothy was a homemaker and loved to cook for her family. She was a member of First Baptist Church Downtown.
She was predeceased by her husband, Paul F. Jones Sr.; sons, Thomas and Steve Jones; and daughters, Lou Benton and Linda Darlene Jones.
Survivors include her sons, Paul F. (Connie) Jones, Charles Leroy (Helen) Jones; daughters, Ann McVay, Mary Smith, Dottie Tucker and Carolyn (Gary) Smith; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to our sister, Carolyn Smith, for taking Mother into her home and taking care of her for the past five and a half years. Visitation will be held 6-8pm on Friday, February 3rd in the Chapel of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 4th in the Chapel of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin with the Rev. Terry Gore as officiant and Rev. Jeffrey Smith as co-officiant. Interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park, 7242 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL.
Memorial contributions may be made to Haven Hospice, 8301 Cypress Plaza Dr, Ste 119, Jacksonville FL 32256. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223. www.hgmandarin.com (904) 288-0025.
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Published in the Florida Times-Union on February 3, 2012

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