Celebrity Obituaries

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Myrtle Lee Thrift Sweat

April 13, 1926 - June 12, 2018

Myrtle Lee Thrift Sweat, 92, died Tuesday morning (June 12, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross following a brief illness. She was a native of Brantley County but had lived most of her life in Ware County. She was the wife of the late Charlie Leroy Sweat and daughter of the late Willie Oscar Thrift and Nicey Dowling Thrift. She was also preceded in death by her seven...
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Norma Gillis Wheeler

January 5, 1931 - June 12, 2018

Mrs. Norma Gillis Wheeler, 87, died Tuesday morning (June 12, 2018) at the Baptist Village Retirement Communities. She was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County and a member of Winona Park United Methodist Church. She attended South Georgia College and was a partner along with her husband at Best Rexall Drug Store and Riverside Pharmacy. She was also partners with her...
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Geraldine Weathersbee

January 21, 1928 - June 12, 2018

Mrs. Geraldine Weathersbee, 90, died Tuesday morning (June 12, 2018) at her residence in Jamestown after an extended illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County. Mrs. Weathersbee retired from St. Regis Paper Company as a secretary, and she was a longtime member of Jamestown Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, James Alexander...
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Grady Herndon

April 9, 1952 - June 9, 2018

Mr. Henry Grady Herndon, 66, died Saturday morning (June 9, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Health after an extended illness. He was born April 9, 1952 in Waycross to the late John Wesley Herndon and Edna Martha Crosby Herndon. Grady was formerly employed by the Georgia Department of Education as a computer programmer. He was also a member of Deenwood Baptist Church. ...
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Betty J. Pittman Denton

March 6, 1943 - June 6, 2018

Mrs. Betty J. Pittman Denton, 75, died Wednesday evening (June 6, 2018) at her residence following an extended illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross and a former beautician. Mrs. Denton was a daughter of the late Killebrew Pittman and Zelda Lorene O’Quinn Strickland. She was married to the late Gilbert Longstreet Denton, Jr. and also preceded in...
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Myrtle Lightsey Wright

December 21, 1928 - June 3, 2018

Mrs. Myrtle Lightsey Wright, 89, died Sunday (June 3, 2018) at the Baptist Village Retirement Communities following a short illness. She was born in Pierce County, but had lived all of her life Waycross. She was the former office manager for architect John Huff and was a member of Central Baptist Church. Mrs. Wright was the daughter of the late Barney L. Lightsey and Minnie...
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Hazel Wildes Mancil

August 24, 1926 - June 1, 2018

Hazel Wildes Mancil, 91, a lifelong resident of southeast Georgia, passed away on Friday, Jun. 1, 2018 at Northeast Medical Center in Concord, NC after a short illness. Mrs. Mancil spent the last 18 months of her life with her son and daughter-in-law in Salisbury, NC. Mrs. Mancil was born in Folkston, GA. As written by her own hand in 2009: I, Cilla Hazel...
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Brenda Elissa Tennison

May 20, 1973 - June 1, 2018

Mrs. Brenda Elissa Tennison, 45, died Friday (June 1, 2018) at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick following an extended illness. She was born in Walterboro, SC but had lived in Pierce and Brantley County most of her life having graduated from Pierce County High School in 1991. She was a homemaker and attended Bible Heritage Church in Waycross. Mrs. Tennison was a...
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Vernon Jackson King

February 14, 1942 - May 31, 2018

Mr. Vernon Jackson “Bunny” King, 76, died Thursday (May 31, 2018) at Kindred Hospital in Green Cove Springs, FL following an extended illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County and formerly employed with Dixie Roadbuilders of Waycross. He was a member of University Blvd. Church of God and also served in the United States Army during the Vietnam...
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Shirley Jean Altman Temple

September 16, 1945 - May 26, 2018

Mrs. Shirley Jean Altman Temple, 72, died Saturday afternoon (May 26, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Health after an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Waycross, Shirley owned and operated Tempco and was a member of Swamp Road Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur Noah Altman, Sr. and Josie Estelle Herrin Altman; her...
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Dorothy Dixon Ganas

July 4, 1932 - May 26, 2018

Mrs. Dorothy Jean Dixon Ganas, 85, died Saturday morning (May 26, 2018) at her residence in Dixie Union. She was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County. A 1948 graduate of Wacona School, Dorothy retired from Memorial Hospital (now Memorial Satilla Health) in Waycross as a medical secretary and transcriptionist. She was a member of Haywood Baptist Church. ...
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Mary Jane White

October 9, 1931 - May 24, 2018

Mrs. Mary Jane Gardner White, 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday morning (May 24, 2018) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities after an extended illness. A native of Pensacola, FL, Mrs. White lived most of her life in Florida before moving to Waycross in 1996. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and was a member of the Chancel and...
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Brenda Sue Hess

May 4, 1969 - May 20, 2018

Mrs. Brenda Sue Hess, 49, died Sunday night (May 20, 2018) at her residence in Waycross. She was a native of Lebanon, VA, but she has lived in Waycross the past 20 years. She was formerly employed by Waycross Health and Rehabilitation Center as a CNA. Brenda is preceded in death by her father, Fred Hess; ; her step-mother, Lois Lilley; and her brother,...
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Onna Bennett Musgrove

August 26, 1940 - May 20, 2018

Onna Bennett Musgrove, 77, died Sunday (May 20, 2018) at her residence in Millwood following an extended illness. She was a native of Manor but had lived most of her life in Millwood. She was the wife of the late Carl Edwin “Doodle” Musgrove and daughter of the late Joseph Floyd Bennett and Clera White Bennett Steedley. She was also preceded in death by a grandson&...
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Hilton Martin

June 30, 1947 - May 19, 2018

Rev. Hilton Martin, 70, died Saturday (May 19, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Hospital following an extended illness. He was born in Brantley County but had resided most of his life in Pierce and Coffee County. He was member of Southview Church of God in Douglas and a member of the ministerial association in Coffee County. He has recently retired from pastoring but not peaching. Rev....
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Deborah Odum Ragsdale

January 21, 1958 - May 19, 2018

Mrs. Deborah Odum Ragsdale, 60, died Saturday morning (May 19, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Health following an extended illness. She was born in McRae, GA but had resided in Waycross for many years. She was a former English teacher at the Ware County High School and a member of Winona Park United Methodist Church. Mrs. Ragsdale was a daughter of the late James Ernest Odum,...
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Lander Corbitt, Sr.

June 13, 1931 - May 16, 2018

Mr. Lander “Buddy” Corbitt, Sr., 86, died Wednesday (May 16, 2018) at his residence in Manor following a brief illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Manor and former cabinet builder. He also served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Mr. Corbitt was son of the late Walter Lewis “W.L.” Corbitt and Mary Nettles Corbitt. He was...
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Barbie Spell

December 29, 1963 - May 16, 2018

Mrs. Barbie Spell, 54, died Wednesday (May 16, 2018) at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, FL following a short illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross before moving to Folkston in 2006. She was formerly employed Maurices as retail clothing manager. Mrs. Spell was a daughter of the late Howard James and Barbara Cothren James. She is survived by her...
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James B. Shaw

February 13, 1960 - May 16, 2018

James B. “Jimmy” Shaw, 58, died Wednesday morning (May 16, 2018) at his residence following a brief illness. He was a native of Waycross and had lived most of his life in Ware County. He was the son of the late William Bernard Shaw and was also preceded in death by a brother David Shaw. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and will be remembered as a loving...
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Verlie K. Long

May 12, 1918 - May 13, 2018

Mrs. Verlie K. Long, 100, died Sunday night (May 13, 2018) at St. Vincent’s Southside under the care of Northeast Florida Community Hospice. She was a native of Belews Creek, NC, but she has lived the past 20 years in Jacksonville, FL. Mrs. Long was formerly employed by King Edward Cigar Factory as a machine operator. She was a member of Winona Park United...
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Doris Jane O'Neal Serfass

October 27, 1938 - May 11, 2018

Doris Jane O’Neal Serfass, 79, died Friday morning (May 11, 2018) at her residence. She was a native of St. Augustine, FL and was living in Blackshear. She worked as a CNA at Baptist Village Retirement Communities and attended Waycross Holiness Baptist Church. Doris was the daughter of Spencer Albert O’Neal and Ruby Mcbee O’Neal. She was the wife of the late...
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Bernice Thomas Waters

February 25, 1945 - May 9, 2018

Mrs. Bernice Thomas Waters, 73, died suddenly Wednesday (May 9, 2018) at her residence. She was a native of Coffee County, but she lived most of her life in Waycross as a homemaker and member of Calvary Baptist Church. Bernice is preceded in death by her parents, William Clifton Thomas and Dovie Snipes Thomas; and her husband, Alvin Waters. Survivors...
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Maria Del Carmen Delgadillo Reyes

September 15, 1994 - May 9, 2018

Ms. Maria Del Carmen Delgadillo Reyes, 23, died suddenly (May 9, 2018) at her residence in Waycross. She was born in Phoenix, AR but had resided in Waycross since 2002. She was currently employed with Rojas Simon Harvesting as a secretary and was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She is survived by her mother, Amada Reyes Delgadillo of Waycross; a sister,...
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George Michael Freeman

April 29, 1942 - May 8, 2018

Mr. George Michael Freeman, 76, died Tuesday (May 8, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Health following an extended illness. He was born in Atlanta, GA but had resided in North Carolina and Virginia before moving to Blackshear, GA in 2014. He was a former truck driver and a member of Masonic Lodge #151 in Petersburg, VA. Mr. Freeman was a son of the late Iris Fulton Freeman...
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Albert Franklin Sherrod

July 2, 1936 - May 7, 2018

Mr. Albert Franklin “Frank” Sherrod, 81, died Monday morning (May 7, 2018) at Hospice Atlanta after an extended illness. A resident of Texas for 50 years, Frank was the owner and operator of United Auto Auction. He is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Sherrod and Kate Turner Sherrod; and one brother, Bobby Sherrod. Survivors include six...
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Stanley Varnedore

May 21, 1955 - May 5, 2018

Mr. Stanley Varnedore, 62, died Saturday evening (May 5, 2018) at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, FL following a brief illness. He was born in Bacon County but had resided in Jacksonville, FL most of his life. He was a former truck driver with All Florida Trucking and served in the United States Navy for eight years. Mr. Varnedore was a son of the late Ralph Varnedore...
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Frances Smith Woodard

May 5, 2018

Frances Smith Woodard died Saturday morning (May 5, 2018) at Hospice House Satilla following an extended illness. She was a native and life-long resident of Ware County. She was the wife of the late Dawson A. Woodard and daughter of the late Robert Floyd Smith and Ethel Bonnett Smith. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Agnes Hayes and a brother Sonny Smith. She will be...
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Hilda Youmans Davis

November 8, 1931 - May 5, 2018

Mrs. Hilda Youmans Davis, 86, passed away early Saturday morning (May 5, 2018) at Hospice House Satilla after a short illness. She was born in Pierce Co. but lived most of her in life Waycross. She was a very devoted and charter member of Astoria Baptist Church. She and her husband were former owners of Paul’s Restaurant and Blue Bird Café. Her greatest joy was her...
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Miranda Rae Aycock

November 14, 1983 - May 4, 2018

Ms. Miranda Rae Aycock, 34, died suddenly Friday (May 4, 2018) in Waycross. Miranda was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross. She was formerly employed by Live Oak Homes. Survivors include two children, Olivia and Ivan Aycock both of Waycross; her parents, Jimmy Bradley Aycock and Veda Maxine Andrews Aycock of Waycross; one sister, Mandy Adams (Cory) of...
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Fleeta Hutcheson Thrift

March 11, 1934 - May 4, 2018

Mrs. Fleeta Hutcheson Thrift, 84, died Friday evening (May 4, 2018) at the Hospice House Satilla following an extended illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County graduating from Wacona High School in 1952. She was formerly employed at Rubin Brothers Shoe Company and was also an office clerk for Ware County 911. She was also a longtime member of Deenwood Baptist...
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Tim Williamson

February 28, 1952 - May 3, 2018

Mr. Tim Williamson, 66, died Thursday (May 3, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross following an extended illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross and a member of Pebble Hill Baptist Church. He was a farmer most of his life and was a member of the Waycross Exchange Club where he served as the superintendent of the livestock area during the Okefenokee Fair...
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Douglas Anthony Carney

October 15, 1954 - May 3, 2018

Mr. Douglas Anthony Carney, 63, died Thursday morning (May 3, 2018) at his sister's residence after an extended illness. A native of Lebanon, IN, he served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was formerly employed as a cab driver. In addition to his mother, Douglas is preceded in death by his step-father, Lee Roy Pridemore; one sister,...
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Dorothy C. James

August 4, 1934 - April 27, 2018

Dorothy Aline Conner James (Dot), 83, passed away Friday evening (April 27, 2018) in Jacksonville, FL after a lengthy illness. She was born and raised in Waycross, GA, and she has resided for the last three years in Jacksonville, FL. Dot previously resided in Hayesville, NC, Valdosta, GA, Cairo, GA, Roberta, GA and Echols County, GA. ...
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Norma Grooms Ellis

October 1, 1960 - April 27, 2018

Mrs. Norma Grooms Ellis, 57, died Friday evening (April 27, 2018) at Hospice House Satilla following a short illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross and a member of Brooks United Methodist Church. She was currently working at Unison Behavioral Health in Waycross as a certified pharmacy technician. She was a daughter of the late Julian McKenzie “Kirby...
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William Charles Tyson

March 28, 1937 - April 26, 2018

Mr. William Charles Tyson, 81, died Thursday evening (April 26, 2018) at his residence following an extended illness. He was a native of Ohoopee, GA but lived most of his life in Waycross. He owned and operated a mobile home anchoring business, was a welder and pipefitter at many Jacksonville shipyards, was a millwright working at many pulp mills in GA, and served in...
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Charles E. Burke

March 20, 1937 - April 24, 2018

Mr. Charles E. Burke, 81, died suddenly Tuesday morning (April 24, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Health. He was born in Ambrose, GA on March 20, 1937, but lived most of his life in Waycross. He worked as a supervisor for Rubin Brother’s Footwear for 28 years. He retired from management at Wal-Mart after 31 years. He received several awards of excellence during his years...
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Henry Burr Miller

July 23, 1927 - April 23, 2018

Mr. Henry “Burr” Miller, 90, died Monday evening (April 23, 2018) at Hospice House Satilla after a brief illness. He was born in Brunswick, GA, but he lived most of his life in Waycross. Burr served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. Following his military service, he was an accountant and owner/operator of Miller Travel Agency....
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Lissie Jacobs Bunch

March 1, 1934 - April 23, 2018

Mrs. Lissie Jacobs Bunch, 84, died Monday morning (April 23, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Health following an extended illness. She was born in Brantley County but had lived in Waycross most of her life. She was also a member of Central Baptist Church and the Grace Sunday School Class. She was formerly employed at J.C. Penney of Waycross for many years and was also a member of the...
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Sheila Y. Moore

October 16, 1956 - April 19, 2018

Sheila Y. Moore, 61, died early Thursday morning (April 19, 2018) at Hospice House Satilla after a valiant battle against cancer. Born Sheila Yvonne Brinson on October 16, 1956 in Waycross, GA, she was the last child born in the loving family of patriarch Solomon Brinson III and Alma Brinson, affectionately known as “Granny”. She grew up in Waycross and...
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Virginia Frances Thomas

August 31, 1927 - April 15, 2018

Virginia Frances Thomas, 90, entered into rest with her Savior Jesus Christ peacefully at 10:30 Sunday morning April 15, 2018. She was born August 31, 1927 in Jacksonville, FL. the daughter of the late Glen Taylor and Rosa Cox Taylor. She was also preceded in death by her husband Rev. Everette Jesse Thomas and an infant daughter. She earned a Business Administration...
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Paislee Laken Hanchey

April 14, 2018 - April 14, 2018

Paislee Laken Hanchey, infant daughter of Samantha Doggett and LaDale Hanchey died Saturday (April 14, 2018) in Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, GA. She was born Saturday at 5 pounds 2 ounces and 18 ½ inches in length. Family members include parents, Samantha Doggett & LaDale Hanchey , Maternal Grandparents, Pamela and Lem Tuten, Kirby, and...
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Jack C. Douglas

January 12, 1928 - April 13, 2018

Mr. Jack Cecil Douglas, 90, died Friday morning (April 13, 2018) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities after an extended illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County. Jack is the son of the late Silas Arvy Douglas and Johnnie Gillis Douglas of the Fairfax and Waycross area. A 1944 graduate of Waresboro High School, Jack graduated from South...
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Kiler M. Mosley, Jr.

November 24, 1932 - April 12, 2018

Kiler M. Mosley, Jr., 85, died Thursday afternoon (April 12, 2018) at his residence. He was a native of Ware County and lived most of his life in Waycross. He was a foreman at Nobility Mobile Homes for many years. He served in the United States Army and attended Mt. Green Church of God of Prophecy. He is the son of Kiler Mosley, Sr. and Eva Sweat Mosley. He is preceded in...
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Gill Westhead

April 14, 1934 - April 12, 2018

Mrs. Gillian “Gill” Ursula Westhead, 83, died Thursday (April 12, 2018) at Hospice House Satilla after a brief illness. Born in Gloucester, England to Leslie and Gwen Byard, she was educated at Clarendon school in Abergele, North Wales, and Haywards Heath where she graduated with an R.N. in nursing. Gill continued her career as a nurse at the Royal...
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William Ashley Bowman

June 17, 1953 - April 11, 2018

William Ashley Bowman, 64, died Wednesday (April 11, 2018) at his residence in Offerman following an extended illness. He was a native of Ware County and had lived most of his life in Ware County and later made his home in Pierce County. He was the son of the late William Jackson Bowman and Aletha Virginia Barwick Bowman. He was a graduate of Waycross High School, a...
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Timothy Jacob Herndon

November 26, 1962 - April 10, 2018

Timothy Jacob Herndon, 56, died suddenly Tuesday (April 10, 2018) at his home in Blackshear. He was a native of Waycross, and attended the public schools of Baxley and Waycross. He was the son of Jacob Herndon, of Waresboro and Louisiana, and the late Elvera Turner Courson. He was a mechanic and owned Timmy’s Auto in the Sandy Bottom community of Pierce County. ...
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Bobby White

May 21, 1958 - April 8, 2018

Mr. Bobby White, 59, died suddenly Sunday (April 8, 2018) at Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park, FL. He was born in Homerville, GA and had lived most of his life between there and Manor. He was employed with Lee Container and attended Camp Branch Church of God of Prophecy. Mr. White was a son of the late Bobbie Howard White and Dorothy Bell James White. He is...
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Jerry Lairsey

June 21, 1959 - April 8, 2018

Mr. Jerry F. Lairsey, 58, died Sunday morning (April 8, 2018) at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross. Jerry attended Ware County High School and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He retired from BellSouth after becoming disabled. Jerry was an active member of Gilchrist Park United Methodist Church where he served as...
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Ernest Lamar Black

May 26, 1929 - April 6, 2018

Mr. Ernest Lamar Black, 88, died Friday morning (April 6, 2018) at the Hospice House Satilla following an extended illness. He was born in Appling County but had resided most of his life in Ware County. He was employed with Cauley Meat Packing Company for over 30 years and had also worked with King Edward Cigar plus Lee Feed and Seed. He was a member of Jamestown Baptist Church...
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Louise Scott Moore

October 31, 1939 - April 4, 2018

Mrs. Louise Scott Moore, 78, died Wednesday (April 4, 2018) at St. Vincent’s Riverside in Jacksonville, FL. She was born in Abbeville, GA but had resided in Waycross most of her life. She was a former cook at Memorial Hospital in Waycross and of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Moore was a daughter of the late F.T. Scott and Lottie Louise Radford Scott. She was married to...
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Annette M. Bailey

June 4, 1930 - April 4, 2018

Annette Marsh Bailey, age 87, passed away in her home in Waycross, Georgia on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Born June 4, 1930 in Statesboro, Georgia to Herbert V. Marsh and Bernice Smith Marsh. She attended Valdosta State College in Valdosta, Georgia before making Waycross, Georgia her home, Lovingly remembered by her five daughters: Lizabeth (Dean) Wilson&...
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Peggy Moore Thigpen

November 28, 1923 - April 2, 2018

Peggy Braddock Moore Thigpen, 94, died Monday evening (April 2, 2018) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities following an extended illness. She was a native of Live Oak, FL and was a long-time resident of Waycross. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Randall William “Shorty” Moore, Sr. in 1957, her second husband Leon Earl Thigpen,...
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Norma Jean Batten

October 14, 1937 - April 2, 2018

Mrs. Norma Jean Batten, 80, died Monday evening (April 2, 2018) at the Baptist Village Retirement Communities following an extended illness. She was born in Pierce County and had lived most of her life there. She retired in 1999 from Satilla Regional Medical Center and was a charter member of University Blvd. Church of God. Mrs. Batten was a daughter of the late Estes Strickland...
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Bobby C. Wright, Sr.

May 17, 1936 - April 1, 2018

Mr. Bobby C. Wright, Sr., 81, died Sunday night (April 1, 2018) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities after an extended illness. He was a native of Polkton, NC, but he has resided in Waycross since 1968. Bobby attended Columbia School of Business. He retired from Pet Dairy as a Controller after 37 years, and he was co-owner of Wright’s Lawn Service. ...
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John L. Christmas, Jr.

May 10, 1938 - March 26, 2018

Mr. John L. “Johnny” Christmas, Jr., 79, died Monday morning (March 26, 2018) at Hospice House Satilla after an extended illness. He was born in Fitzgerald, but he lived most of his life in Waycross where he attended Second Baptist Church. Johnny was a former employee of Willis Tile Company, and he retired from Waycross Fire Department as a Captain after...
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Dorothy Virginia Crews

April 22, 1951 - March 26, 2018

Mrs. Dorothy Virginia Crews, 66, died Monday morning (March 26, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Health after an extended illness. Dorothy was born in Waycross to the late Seward and Matelee Cox. She met her late husband in Fargo, but she resided over 40 years in Waycross as a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles...
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C. O. Woods

September 26, 1934 - March 24, 2018

Mr. C. O. “Zeke” Woods, 83, died Saturday afternoon (March 24, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Health after an extended illness. A native of Chatham County, Zeke lived most of his life in Waycross. Following high school, he served in the National Guard. He started his career at SCL Railroad working as a machinist and then foreman. After 45 years, Zeke retired...
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Willie E. Ammons

November 7, 1929 - March 24, 2018

Willie E. “Gene” Ammons, 88, died Saturday night (March 24, 2018) at his residence following an extended illness. He was a native and life-long resident of Ware County. He was the son of the late Willie Joshua Ammons and Thelma Grace Griffin Ammons. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Ammons and two sisters Louise Allen and Jewell Strickland. He...
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Vernell Guy Howell

August 13, 1925 - March 23, 2018

Mrs. Vernell Guy Howell, 92, died Friday (March 23, 2018) at Appling Healthcare System in Baxley, GA following an extended illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County and a member of Deenwood Baptist Church. She also retired from the cafeteria at Wacona Elementary School. Mrs. Howell was a daughter of the late Oran Guy and Ella Tatum Guy. She was married...
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Margaret Nell McClain

October 28, 1933 - March 20, 2018

Margaret “Nell” McClain, 84, died Tuesday night (March 20, 2018) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities following an extended illness. She was a native of Ware County and had lived most of her life in Ware and Brantley Counties. She was the daughter of the late Green Rabon, Sr., and Elizabeth Barnes Rabon. She was also preceded in death by a sister,...
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Jack Majors

August 15, 1960 - March 20, 2018

Mr. Jack Majors, 57, died Tuesday (March 20, 2018) at Hospice House Satilla after an extended illness. He was born August 15, 1960 in Florence, CA, but he has resided in Waycross the past two years. He was formerly employed in the dredging industry. Jack joined Sweetwater Baptist Church on October 30, 2016, and he was baptized on June, 18, 2017. ...
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Fronie Lee Smith

March 7, 1933 - March 19, 2018

Mrs. Fronie Lee Smith, 85, died Monday morning (March 19, 2018) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities after an extended illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County. She was a homemaker and member of Hargraves Chapel in Millwood. Mrs. Smith is preceded in death by her parents, Styles Lee and Ada Morgan Lee; her husband, Thomas L. Smith; one...
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Chrisanthia LaVerne Conner

March 27, 1964 - March 18, 2018

Chrisanthia LaVerne Conner, affectionately known as “Lady Bug”, 53, died Sunday morning (March 18, 2018) at Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park, FL following a brief illness. She was a native of Waycross, the daughter of the late William Conner, Jr. and Rosa Lee James Conner and was also preceded in death by a granddaughter Araya King and two...
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Janice Cleo Sallett

December 3, 1962 - March 18, 2018

Mrs. Janice Cleo Blackshear Sallett, 55, died Sunday morning (March 18, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Health after a brief illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross. Janice was employed by the Ware County Board of Education for 22 years, and she was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church #2 in Waresboro. Janice is preceded in death by her parents, Oliver...
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Myrtice Mitchell Baldwin

April 26, 1932 - March 14, 2018

Mrs. Myrtice Mitchell Baldwin, 85, died Wednesday afternoon (March 14, 2018) at her residence after an extended illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross. A 1952 Center High Graduate, she was a longtime member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Myrtice was formerly employed by Ware Bakery, but she was most recently employed as a housekeeper. ...
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Peggy Wilcox Ray

August 27, 1946 - March 14, 2018

Mrs. Peggy Wilcox Ray, 71, died Wednesday morning (March 14, 2018) at the Hospice House Satilla following an extended illness. She was born in Jeff Davis County but had resided in Waycross most of her life. She was retired from the Department of Family and Children Services and was a member of Hebardville United Methodist Church where she was the pianist for many years. Mrs. Ray...
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Billy E. Courson

March 19, 1935 - March 9, 2018

Mr. Billy E. Courson, 82, died suddenly Friday afternoon (March 9, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross. He was born in Pierce County but had lived in Baxley, GA before moving back to Waycross many years ago. He was retired from Voith Fabrics of Waycross and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Mr. Courson was a son of the late Henry Clayton Courson and Dorothy...
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Doris Lane Griffin

September 23, 1924 - March 7, 2018

Mrs. Doris Lane Griffin, 93, died Wednesday (March 7, 2018) at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, GA following a short illness. She was a native of Hoboken but had lived most of her life in Jesup and Waycross. She was married to the late Pury Donald Griffin and was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Bryant; her parents, William Lawton Lane and...
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Osburn D. Bryant

September 6, 1936 - March 7, 2018

Mr. Osburn D. “Bug” Bryant, 81, died Wednesday morning (March 7, 2018) at Waycross Health Rehabilitation Center after an extended illness. He was a native of Nicholls, but he lived most of his life in Waycross. He retired from Scapa Dryers as a maintenance mechanic after 43 years. Bug was a great fox hunter and President of Pike Swamp Hunting Club for 20 years....
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Sandra Elizabeth Allen

July 31, 1946 - March 6, 2018

Mrs. Sandra “Sandy” Elizabeth Allen, 71, entered into rest on Tuesday (March 6, 2018) at the Hospice House Satilla following a short illness. Sandy attended Waycross Public Schools and worked for Aero Space in Jacksonville, FL before returning to Waycross to care for her husband, the late Terry S. Allen, Sr. She continued her journey for the next 25 years as...
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Ray Sellers, Sr.

May 27, 1950 - March 4, 2018

Mr. Ray Sellers, Sr., 67, died Sunday night (March 4, 2018) at his residence in Pebble Hill after an extended illness. A native of Columbus, Ray served two tours in the Vietnam War with the United States Army. The medals he received for his service were the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal. Ray lived most of his life in...
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Wade Jack O'Berry

January 7, 1928 - March 4, 2018

Mr. Wade Jack O'Berry, 90, died Sunday morning (March 4, 2018) at Hospice House Satilla after an extended illness. He was a born January 7, 1928 in Baxley, GA to the late Marshall and Mary O'Berry. He retired from the United States Air Force in 1966 after 23 years of service. Survivors include his son, Michael O'Berry (wife Shannon) of Savannah. The...
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Earl David Grantham, Sr.

August 28, 1932 - March 3, 2018

Mr. Earl David Grantham, Sr., 85, died Saturday afternoon (March 3, 2018) at his residence after an extended illness. He was a native of Brantley County, but he lived most of his life in Waycross. A 1949 Waycross High School graduate, Earl served in the United States Army from 1953 until 1955 and was stationed in Germany. He was employed by Coca-Cola for 6 years...
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Irene Gibson McGahee

June 22, 1924 - March 2, 2018

Mrs. Irene Gibson McGahee, 93, formally of Waycross, went to be with the Lord Friday evening (March 2, 2018) at her residence in Brunswick. A faithful servant in the Lord, Irene was born June 22, 1924 in Coffee County to the late Bedell Gibson and Mattie L. Simpson Gibson. She attended school in Coffee County. Irene was married to the late Stewart Lee McGahee....
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Dorothy Mizell Jones

July 11, 1927 - February 28, 2018

Mrs. Dorothy Dix Mizell Jones, 90, died Wednesday night (February 28, 2018) at Hospice House Satilla after an extended illness. She was born July 11, 1927 in Brantley County to the late James J. “Jeff” Mizell and Laura Lillian Harris Mizell. She was #9 in a close-knit and loving family of 10 children, the youngest of 7 sisters. As a child, after...
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Mable Joyner Cottingham

November 7, 1935 - February 26, 2018

Mable Joyner Cottingham, 82, died Monday evening (February 26, 2018) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities. She was a native of Waycross and lived in Blackshear for most of her life. She was a homemaker and was a member of The Way of Holiness Church. She was the daughter of Lonzia J. Joyner, Sr. and Dollie Fender Joyner. She was the wife of the late Edward Hamilton...
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Ira Whitmer Crews

May 19, 1940 - February 26, 2018

Mr. Ira Whitmer “Whit” Crews, 77, died Monday morning (February 26, 2018) at Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park, FL after a short illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Brantley County who graduated from Hoboken High School in 1958. Whit was the owner/operator of Twin Oaks Bluegrass Park and Campground, and he was a member of Mt. Calvary...
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Claudene M. Brewster

February 13, 1926 - February 24, 2018

Mrs. Claudene M. Brewster, 92, died Saturday evening (February 24, 2018) at Hospice House Satilla following a short illness. She was born in Pierce County but had lived in Atlanta, California, and Jacksonville before moving back to Waycross 18 years ago. She was a former purchasing agent for Memorial Hospital in Waycross. She was also employed with Riverside Hospital in...
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Juanita Faye Beverly

August 12, 1931 - February 23, 2018

Juanita Faye Beverly, 86, died Friday afternoon (February 23, 2018) at Warner Center Community Hospice of Fernandina Beach, FL following a courageous two-year battle with cancer. She was a native of Nichols, GA but had lived most of her life in Waycross. She and her husband, Charles Hubert Beverly, celebrated 62 years of marriage prior to his death in October of...
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Cathy Mixon Cox

July 29, 1960 - February 21, 2018

Mrs. Cathy Mixon Cox, 57, died Wednesday (February 21, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Health following an extended illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County and attended Pebble Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Cox was a daughter of the late Emory “Jack” Mixon and Louise Whitaker Mixon. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth E. Cox of Manor; three...
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Raymond Powell

March 16, 1948 - February 20, 2018

Mr. Raymond Powell, 69, died Tuesday afternoon (February 20, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Hospital in Waycross following a short illness. He was born on March 16, 1948 in Jasper, FL, and he was a self-employed pulpwood operator for many years. Raymond was a member and Deacon of Pentecostal Church of God in Lumber City, GA. He was preceded in death by his...
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Glenda Wilson Day

February 27, 1939 - February 18, 2018

Mrs. Glenda Wilson Day, 78, died suddenly Sunday afternoon (February 18, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross. She was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County and attended Waresboro Baptist Church. She was also a former school bus monitor for the Ware County Board of Education and a homemaker for many years. Mrs. Day was a daughter of the late...
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Kodi McCorvey

December 19, 1983 - February 17, 2018

Mr. Kristopher “Kodi” McCorvey, 34, died Saturday (February 17, 2018) at Kindred Hospital North Florida in Green Cove Springs, FL after a brief illness. He was a native and lived most of his life in Waycross. A 2002 graduate of Ware County High School, Kodi was employed as an X-ray Technician at Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus. He was also a...
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Nancy Kay Lastinger

November 18, 1961 - February 16, 2018

Mrs. Nancy Kay Lastinger, 56, died Friday morning (February 16, 2018) at her brother’s residence on St. Simon’s Island after a short illness. She was born November 18, 1961 in Fort Sam Houston, TX to the late Arnold Taylor and Delores VanZile Taylor Barlow. Nancy was employed by Ace Hardware on St. Simon’s Island, and she was affiliated with the...
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William Arthur Rye

July 25, 1936 - February 15, 2018

Mr. William A. Rye, of LaGrange went to be with the Lord late Thursday night on February 15th, 2018 at the age of 81 with his two sons by his side, William and Brodie Rye. The son of William Joseph & Charlotte Melinda (Chapman) Rye, he was born July 25th, 1936 in Bay City, Michigan. On April 23rd, 1961 he married Shirley Louise Kraght. After graduating college...
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Alice Jean Corbitt Young

August 27, 1930 - February 14, 2018

Mrs. Alice Jean Corbitt Young, 87, died Wednesday (February 14, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Health following a short illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County and was employed with Rubin Brothers Shoe Factory for 18 ½ years. She was a very active member of Zenith Baptist Church in Manor for many years where she held many positions and loved by all. ...
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James Aubrey Lee

August 11, 1951 - February 8, 2018

James Aubrey “Jim” Lee, 66, died suddenly Thursday morning (February 8, 2018) at South Georgia Medical Center of Valdosta. He was a native of Middlesboro, KY but had lived most of his life in Waycross. He was preceded in death by his father, J.D. Lee. Jim was a member of Second Baptist Church, the Young at Heart Sunday School Class, the former...
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Roger Williams, Sr.

June 23, 1947 - February 8, 2018

Roger Williams Sr., 70, died Thursday afternoon (February 8, 2018) at Hospice House Satilla following an extended illness. He was a native of Ware County and lived most of his life in Waycross. He worked for 35 years as a painter for Ware Paint and Drywall Contractors. He was a member of Swamp Road Baptist Church. He was the son of Ira Williams and Ola Morgan Triggs. He was also...
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Patricia Smith Parker

August 20, 1930 - February 6, 2018

Mrs. Patricia Smith “Tish” Parker, 87, died Tuesday night (February 6, 2018) at Thrive Assisted Living in Watkinsville, GA following a short illness. She was born on August 20, 1930 in Winder, GA to the late Truman Julian Smith and Ermine McElroy Smith and graduated from Statham High School in Statham, GA. She later married to the late Judge Thomas A. ...
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Ralph L. Force

November 18, 1932 - February 6, 2018

Mr. Ralph Lamar Force, 85, of Millwood, passed away Tuesday (February 6, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Health after an extended illness. He was born in Albany to the late Hartford Lamar Force and Verdie Lucille Cowart Brantley. He was raised in Albany, Millwood and Jacksonville, FL, but he retired to Millwood in 1982 from Miami, FL. Ralph owned and operated A &...
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Donald King

August 3, 1951 - February 1, 2018

Mr. William Donald King, 66, died Thursday night (February 1, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Health. He was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County. Donald was formerly employed by T&T Fencing, but he was currently working for Wright’s Fencing Company. Donald was the son of the late Bill King and Evelyn Jordan King. Survivors include his companion,...
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Stafford J. Jordan

February 3, 1933 - January 31, 2018

Mr. Stafford J. Jordan, 84, of Dixie Union, died Wednesday morning (January 31, 2018) at Hospice House Satilla after an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Ware County, he became ill in 2004 and a resident of Baptist Village in 2015. Stafford retired after 28 years from Scapa Dryers (currently Voigt), and he was a member of Hephzibah Baptist Church. He is...
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Johnny Anthony Tatum

February 14, 1946 - January 30, 2018

Mr. Johnny Anthony Tatum, 71, died Tuesday (January 30, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Jesse Tatum and Alice Lou Thrift Tatum. He was a member of Swamp Road Baptist Church and loved fishing and gardening. He had been a heavy equipment operator for Littlefield Construction Company and Dixie Roadbuilders. ...
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Audrey A. Justice

September 15, 1946 - January 29, 2018

Mrs. Audrey A. Justice, 71, died Monday morning (January 29, 2018) at Memorial Satilla Health after an extended illness. She was a native of Lanier County, but she lived most of her life in Waycross as a member of Hebardville Baptist Church. Audrey was a retired CNA from Satilla Regional Medical Center and private sitter. She was also formerly employed by Baptist Village&...
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Joy F. Woods

March 2, 1945 - January 29, 2018

Mrs. Joy F. Lovett Woods, 72, died Monday (January 29, 2018) at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro, GA after an extended illness. Joy was born March 2, 1945 in Charleston, SC to the late Omer and Clewis McQuaig Lovett. She grew up in Blackshear and graduated from Blackshear High School. Joy was formerly employed by Waycross Health and...
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Nolie Beatrice Sweat Musgrove

September 17, 1933 - January 27, 2018

Mrs. Nolie Beatrice Sweat Musgrove, 84, died Saturday (January 27, 2018) at her residence in Newberry, FL following an extended illness. She was born in Ware County, GA but had resided in Sylvester, GA before moving to Newberry, FL 20 years ago. She retired as a school teacher from Worth County, GA and was a member of Gainesville Church of God. She also enjoyed...
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Perry O. Barrett

May 23, 1936 - January 26, 2018

Mr. Perry O. Barrett, 81, died Friday morning (January 26, 2018) at Waycross Health and Rehabilitation following an extended illness. He was a native of Irwin County GA but had made his home in Ware County since 1959. He was the son of the late Perry O. Barrett, Sr. and Lucy Lee Lupo Barrett. He was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Mildred Johnson and Edith Crump. ...
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Arthur W. Shaw, Sr.

October 23, 1945 - January 26, 2018

Mr. Arthur W. Shaw, Sr., 72, died Friday morning (January 26, 2018) at the Hospice House Satilla following a brief illness. He was born in Valdosta, GA but had resided in Waycross most of his life. He retired after 38 years of employment from Scapa Dryer (now Voith) in Waycross. He was also a member of River of Life Church where he enjoyed the Faith Runners. Mr. Shaw was...
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Russell Gene Lynn

May 20, 1944 - January 25, 2018

Mr. Russell G. Lynn, 73, died Thursday (January 25, 2018) at Kindred Hospital of North Florida in Green Cove Springs following an extended illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross and para-legal most of his life. Mr. Lynn was a son of the late Jake Anthony Lynn and Katherine Courson Lynn. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cassandra Lynn. He is...
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Frankie Purvis Tomlinson

January 31, 1941 - January 21, 2018

Mrs. Frankie Purvis Tomlinson, 76, died Sunday (January 21, 2018) at the Hospice House Satilla following an extended illness. She was born in Douglas, GA but had resided in Waycross most of her life and was a member of Kettle Creek Southern Congregational Methodist Church. Mrs. Tomlinson was a daughter of the late Tyler Purvis and Retha Davis Purvis. She was married to the...
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