Kathleen Chancey
Kathleen Taylor Chancey, 83, of Waycross, died Wednesday evening (April 8, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after a brief illness.
She was born in Alma to the late Lester Elton and Eula Mae Hays Taylor. She lived in Waycross most of her life where she worked at the Green Frog Restaurant and Red and White Grocery Store.
She was a member of University Boulevard Church of God where she was a regular attendee and known for her famous cornbread. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, spending time with her family and playing bingo.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Darryl Taylor and Ray Taylor, and two sisters, Betty Lou White and Willene O’Neal.
Survivors include one daughter, Debbie Griffin (husband, Evvie), of Waycross; one son, Cody Chancey, of Waycross; four grandchildren, Nicki Griffin Lewis (husband, Parker), of Warner Robins, Dodi Griffin Moore (husband, Ricky), of Waycross, Buck Griffin, of Dublin, and Jamie Sperry, of Daytona, Fla.; six great-grandchildren, Rhagen Moore, Baylee Moore, Dylan Hernandez, Dakota Brown, Maddison Lewis, and Wyatt Lewis; two brothers, Eugene Taylor (wife, Alice), of Waycross, Glenn Taylor, of Cornelia; two sisters, Inell Bell, of Waycross, and Joyce Gill (husband, Linwood), of Blackshear; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Piney Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home. The family will be gathering at the home of Evvie and Debbie Griffin, 2370 5th St., Waycross.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Christine Griffis
Christine Griffis, 75, passed away Tuesday (April 7, 2015) at Wayne Memorial Hospital under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
A resident of Jesup for the past 45 years, she was born Oct. 3, 1939, in Douglas, to the late Lucille and Lester Jewell.
She was a loving and devoted mother and homemaker who enjoyed fishing and watching wrestling on television in her spare time.
In addition to her parents, her husband, Willard Griffis, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her three daughters, Celia Ferguson, of Orlando, Fla., Renee Goodman, of Midway, and Leslie Goodman (husband, Felipe Martinez), of Screven; two sons, Robert Goodman and Ronald Harvey Griffis, both of Jesup; two brothers, Milton Jewell, of Douglas, and J.H. Jewell (wife, Cherry), of Waycross; one sister, Louellen Jewell, of Waycross; six grandchildren, Justin, Tashma, Jeremy, Jessica, Dana and Ashley; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 this evening at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Remembrances may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, Ga. 31545.
A guestbook is available for condolences online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com
Howard & Jones Funeral Home of Jesup is serving the family.

James Carl Dykes
HORTENSE — James “Jimmy D” Carl Dykes, 82, of Hortense, passed away Wednesday (April 8, 2015) at his residence following an extended illness.
Born in Nahunta, he was the son of Betsy Dykes. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Sarah Barnes and Lounette Nolan.
He was a member of Hickox Baptist Church and owner of Jimmy D’s Country Store. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and was an active member of AA, having been sober since June 2, 1971.
Survivors include his five sons and daughters-in-law, Carl Steven Dykes (Charlene), of Sterling, James Cary Dykes, of Hortense, Bruce Roger Dykes (Serena), of Brunswick, Joseph Allen Dykes, of Hortense, Walter Eugene Dykes (Tina), of Hortense; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; the mother of his children, Betty C. Davis, of Atkinson; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be held this evening from 6 until 8 at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10 at Nahunta First Baptist Church with Dr. W. Derrell Rentz officiating.
Burial will follow in Rob Lewis Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Justin Dykes, Matthew Dykes, Dylan Dykes, Devin Dykes, Clay Dykes and Christopher Dykes.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of AA.
Family and pallbearers are asked to meet at the church Saturday by 9:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brantley Serenity Club, P.O. Box 19, Nahunta, Ga. 31553.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at fryefh.com

Elmore Ned Deal
BLACKSHEAR — Elmore Ned Deal, 81, of Blackshear, passed away Wednesday evening (April 8, 2015) at the Pierce County Nursing Home.
Born in Tifton Nov. 1, 1933, he lived in Pierce County most of his life. He was a retired welder with Atlantic Marine Shipyard in Jacksonville, Fla., for many years and was a member of Hacklebarney Baptist Church.
He loved to cut grass and enjoyed riding his lawnmower. He enjoyed doing woodwork and loved spending time with his family and loved to serve the Lord by helping others.
He was a son of the late Eugene and Dora Lee Hickox Deal. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Sean Dixon, all six brothers and his sister.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Llene “Sug” Williams Deal, of Blackshear; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Medina and Boyd Griffin, of Blackshear, Linda and Bob Stone, of Baxley, Regina and Edward Davis, of Blackshear, and Rhonda Cothern, of Blackshear; a son, Lannis Deal, of Blackshear; 10 grandchildren, J.R. (Lauren) Griffin, Bobbi Griffin, Rainey Griffin, Bobby (Crystal) Stone, Amy (Sean) Hughes, Kasey (Aubrey) Stone, Tyler (Shona) Deal, Ashley Deal, Caleb Carroll and Brandon (Bre) Dixon; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home chapel one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in the High Bluff Cemetery.
The family kindly requests the deacons of Hacklebarney Baptist Church along with Dale Clark, Paul Tyre and Richard Stiles to serve as honorary pallbearers. They are asked to meet at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Memorials may be made to the Southeast Cancer Unit, P.O. Box 2764, Waycross, Ga. 31502 or to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

James Early Shaw
A memorial service for James Early Shaw was held Thursday afternoon at Music Funeral Home Chapel with Kim Taylor, Nick Wiley, Charlie Strickland and the Rev. Ben Glosson officiating.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.