Nellie Faye Conner
Nellie Faye Carter Conner, 84, of Baxley, died Wednesday (March 30, 2016).
She was born July 24, 1931 in Appling County to the late Ottamus Carter and the late Ocilla Sikes Carter. She was a member of Dunn Memorial Baptist Church and retired as a bookkeeper for SunTrust Bank.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Howard Conner, three sons, Ronnie Carter, Roy Conner, Ricky Conner, and a grandson, Stacy Carter.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Merlene Carter, of Baxley; sister, Rita Jane Lipthratt, of Baxley; brother and sister-in-law, Burton and Daisy Carter, of Waycross; daughter-in-law, Sherri Carter, of Baxley; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Dunn Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick Brown and the Rev. David Herndon officiating.
Interment will follow in Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers are Eric Carter, Bradley Carter, Brock Carter, Mitchell Carter, Terry Senters and Adam Carter.
Honorary pallbearers are Comfort Care Hospice, Ladies 2 Sunday School Class of Dunn Memorial Baptist Church, members of Dunn Memorial Baptist Church and nurses of the Pavilion.
Visitation will be Saturday from 1 until 3 p.m. at Dunn Memorial Baptist Church.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.
Annie Mae Love Scott
The celebration of life service for Annie Mae Love Scott will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Greater St. Paul Baptist Church, 1110 Pittman St., Waycross, with the church pastor, the Rev. Johnny Arnold, offering words of comfort.
The body will be in repose in the church from 11 a.m. until the service hour.
Burial and committal service will be held in Hazzard Hill Cemetery.
The cortege will assemble at the home of her niece, Bernice Solomon Williams, 504 Lister St., which serves as the residence where friends and family are being received.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 6 until 7 o’clock and at the family residence outside of visitation hours.
Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10
Annie Mae Love Scott was born Aug. 20, 1921 as one of six siblings (two daughters, four brothers) of the late Ed Love and Blanche Scott Love in Sylvania. She and her siblings were raised by Christian parents and were taught early about the importance of a personal walk with God. She was converted and baptized at the Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church. She would attend the public schools of Hoboken, and would ultimately become a licensed beautician.
Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:11-12
She married Amos J. Scott and together they would remain married for 47 years until his death. Their love affair would personify the marital vows:
…to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; Proverbs 31:28
She was a devoted mother to her two sons, the late Eddie J. Scott Jr. and Andrew O. Scott Sr. Her greatest legacy is found in the love, nurture and godly instruction she shared with her sons. She wasted no effort and spared no expense to ensure that her sons were prepared to meet the rigors, expectations and responsibilities of adult manhood.
Most importantly, she taught them to be hospitable, compassionate, loving and generous —lessons learned from her example. Her heart was so big, she had more than enough love to spare to be a mother to her niece, Bernice Solomon Williams. Together, Amos, Eddie, Andrew and Bernice would constitute Annie Mae’s immediate family and they were all greatly loved and cherished by their wife and mother.
She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. Proverbs 31:17-18
She was a licensed cosmetologist/beautician. She owned her own shop and in her later years, would continue to serve her clients in her home. Her profession was just an extension of her hospitality and love for people.
She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to her neighbors. Proverbs 31:29
Annie Mae Scott was a kind and loving woman. She was a confidante and counselor to many. Quite a few secrets were shared in her beauty shop and at her kitchen table. Generations of family, friends and neighbors trusted “Mother” and sought her wisdom. Her greatest legacy is most evident in the love she shared and the fond memories she gave to so many.
… but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30
She was a lifelong member of Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church.
Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Proverbs 31:29
On Monday (March 28, 2016) Annie Mae Scott took her last breath on this side of Heaven, with Andrew and Bernice by her side. In her fleeting breath and parting glance, Mother Annie Mae Love Scott proved to all that the reward is real and “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.” To God be the Glory!
She leaves to mourn her passing, her devoted son, Andrew (Lisa); her daughter, Bernice Solomon Williams; her daughter in-law, Olynthia Scott, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of sorrowing nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online guestbook, www.perrybrothersfuneralhome.com
Professional services are entrusted to Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.
Maxine M. Higginson
A funeral for Maxine McNeal Higginson was held Wednesday morning at First Baptist Church, of Blackshear, with Dr. Porky Haynes and Dr. Bill Young officiating.
Burial was held in Oakland Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were members of Faith Walkers Sunday School Class and members of the Wellness Committee.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
A funeral for Harold Durrance, 63, of Blackshear, took place Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home with the Rev. Calvin Courson and the Rev. Donnie Durrance officiating.
Memorialization was by cremation.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.