Juanita Tatum Crews
Juanita Tatum Crews, 88, died Thursday night (March 10, 2016) at her residence following an extended illness.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County. She was a former employee of King Edward Cigar for more than 20 years and worked at the shipyards in Brunswick during World War II. She also worked for the Baptist Village Retirement Communities as a CNA for five years and was a member of Church of Christ on Augusta Ave.
She was a daughter of the late Albert O. Taylor and Arabell Corbitt Taylor. She was preceded in death by her first husband, George C. Tatum, and her second husband, Noah B. Crews.
She is survived by three sons, Ronnie C. Tatum (Sandy), of Waycross, Michael J. Tatum (Elaine), of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ricky O. Tatum (Kay), of Waycross; six grandchildren, Tyler Tatum (Missi), Tammy Bennett (Neal), Tony Tatum (Alli), Michelle Tatum, Koby Davis and Kaleb Tatum; three great-grandchildren, Neal Bennett Jr., Jenna Bennett and Zachary Tatum; three step-children, Hilda Williamson (Don), of Bainbridge, Ohio, Susan Carter (Jimmy), of Bainbridge, Ohio, and David Crews (Sarah), of Tampa, Fla.; two loving caregivers, Sheri Kilgore and Cornetta Booth; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Jordan Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening at Music Funeral Home from 6 until 8 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
BLACKSHEAR — Charlotte Young, 65, of Blackshear, “fought the good fight, finished her race and kept the faith” during a three year battle with cancer.
She inspired many when upon learning the diagnosis, she posted to facebook, “I can’t fight cancer. God’s Got This.” And He did. God fought for her every step of the way and now God has her in His eternal care and keeping.
She passed into perfect healing on Thursday (March 10, 2016) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House, Donald Waters Center for Caring.
She was born in Augusta March 26, 1950. She will be remembered as a faithful and loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmamma and friend. She served alongside her husband in the Gospel Ministry as a pastor’s wife for 47 years in Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana and Virginia.
She is loved by many families for her devotion to their children. She taught 3-year-old Sunday School, Girls in Action (Grades 1-5), Children’s Church, Children’s Choirs, and served in the nursery in various churches.
She also taught in the public school system for 17 years. She was a leader in missions, leading churches to reach their highest Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for international missions, teaching children of God’s love for all people, tirelessly working in Operation Christmas Child and many other mission projects. She also loved arts and crafts, gardening with her father and the beach.
Mrs. Young will be most honored by her pastor husband for providing a loving home and nurturing their daughters in their love for Jesus Christ while he ministered to so many others. Most of all she was a woman of great faith and love for her Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.
She was the daughter of Charles Wesley Morrison and the late Velma Corene Neighbors Morrison. Along with her mother, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Judy Waterman.
Survivors include her devoted husband of 47 years, Dr, Bill Young; two daughters and sons-in-law, Suzanne and David Barber, of Clover, S.C., and Sara and Dave Mothershead, of Jaco, Costa Rica; her father, Charles Morrison, of Waycross; a sister, Jeanne and Phil Matthews, of Loganville; six grandchildren, Wesley Barber, Jackson Barber, Piercen Barber, Colby Mothershead, Cameron Mothershead and Carter Mothershead; several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Blackshear. A time of visitation with the family will follow the service.
Memorialization is by cremation.
In Lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 670 Main St., Blackshear, Ga. 31516.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Billy Ray Davis
The homegoing celebration for Billy Ray “Pac Man” Davis Jr. will be held today at 3 p.m in the chapel of Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway with the Rev. Fer-Rell M. Malone Sr. offering words of comfort.
Friends and family are being received at 1017 Reed St.
He was born June1, 1961 to the late Billy Ray Davis Sr. and Juanita Marris, of Chicago, Ill. He was the oldest of three children, brother, Tony Stretchen, and Roxanne Young (Arthur), of Columbus. He attended public school in Ware County. He was an employee of General Box Company of Waycross.
He departed this life on Saturday (March 5, 2016) after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his father and a great-uncle, David Lewis Sr.
Those left to cherish his memories are an adopted family, Samuel Streeter and the late Lizzie Streeter (Willie Mae Butler); seven sisters, Mona Lisa Carr (Eman), of Gainesville, Fla., Mary Thomas (Gary), of Destin, Fla., Susie Lord, of Kirbyville, Texas, Delorse Jackson (Clarence) and Lynn Reed (Carlton), both of Waycross, Ashley Butler, of Atlanta, and Silviere Butler, of Jacksonville, Fla.; one uncle, Tim Davis, of Waycross; one aunt, Mary Clay, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the guest book at www.perrybrothersfuneralhome.com
Professional services are entrusted to Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.
Glenda Rush Calbert
A funeral for Glenda Rush Calbert was held Friday afternoon at Music Funeral Home Chapel with Andy Hickox officiating.
Burial followed in Hoboken City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Chris Davis, Kenny Davis, Bobby Raulerson, Cecil Thomas, Hank Tucker and Jamie Tucker.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.