Levon Shatteen, 57, of Waycross, died Sunday (April 10, 2016) at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., after a brief illness.
He was born in Statesboro to Henry Shatteen Jr. and Sophie Mae Brown Shatteen. He remained in Statesboro after high school where he attended and graduated from Georgia Southern University.
He moved to Waycross more than 20 years ago where he was manager of both Harvey’s Grocery Stores until his health declined and he was unable to do so. For years he served with the City of Waycross Police Department Auxiliary.
He was an active member of Cornerstone Church of God. He loved the outdoors, especially working in his yard and going camping with family and friends.
He was also an avid car enthusiast. He loved older model cars and attending car shows. Most of all he loved serving others and serving his community. He was a very generous man, who always had a positive and friendly attitude to everyone he came in contact with. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sophie Mae Brown Shatteen.
He is survived by his wife, Wendy Shatteen, of Waycross; two daughters, Taylor Shatteen, of Waycross, Hailey Shatteen, of Waycross; three step-children, Jeffery Alexander, Jessica and Levi Poore, all of Waycross; four grandchildren, Adalynn Shatteen, Giavanna Reed, Cameron Roberson, Damien Roberson; his father, Henry Shatteen Jr. (wife, Rozina), of Statesboro; two brothers, Larry Shatteen (wife, Linda), of Statesboro, David Shatteen (wife, Rosa), of Statesboro; a sister, Gail Washington, of California; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Sunday at Cornerstone Church of God. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 5 until 7 at Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Church of God, 2606 ABC Ave., Waycross, Ga. 31503, or to the Southeast Cancer Unit, 401 Pendleton St., Waycross, Ga. 31501, or to the Waycross Police Department Auxiliary, P.O. Box 176, Waycross, Ga. 31502.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Alice Buckley Owens
Residents of Sandy Bottom are mourning the passing of long-time resident Alice Jeannie Buckley Owens, 71, who joined her loved ones in Heaven Wednesday (April 6, 2016).
She was preceded in death by her late husband, Johnny Owens Sr., mother, Lillie Sweat, father, Lester Buckley, and sisters, Mary Souza and Betty Mathis.
She resided in the Sandy Bottom community for more than 30 years.
She leaves to remember her a brother, Jimmy Buckley (Rachel); three daughters and a son, Debra, Donna, Brenda and Brian Pruitt; grandchildren, Sarah and Hannah Counts, Timothy and Jessie Shueing, Christopher and Daniel Zogrocki, and other grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Kaetlyn Counts, Brandy, Kadien, Raul and Rodriguez Schueing, Jaylynn McCumbers; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, friends and other loved ones.
A celebration of her life will be held at Laura S. Walker State Park, Building No. 1, Saturday, starting at 11 a.m.
A parking fee is required for each car entering the park.
‘Sammy’ Parr Jr.
FARGO — Samuel Watson “Sammy” Parr Jr., 70, passed away Monday (April 11, 2016) at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla., following a short illness.
He was born Sept. 1, 1945, in Blackshear, son of the late Samuel W. Parr Sr. and Theatus Douglas Parr. He worked as a senior woodsman for St. Regis and International Paper Companies. He was a Baptist by faith. He was preceded in death by many precious sisters and brothers.
Survivors are his wife, Marie Griffis Parr, of Fargo; two daughters and son-in-law, Ava and Bill Hendricks, of Homerville, and Beth Gray, of Homerville; one son and daughter-in-law, Sammy “Porky” and Melissa Parr III, of Homerville; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Brunell and David Zeigler, of Rincon, Shelby Jean and Kenneth Petty, of Crosby, Miss., Dorothy Wright, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Roslyn Neeley, of Chattahoochee, Fla.; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Billy Ray and Mildred Parr, of Needmore, and Mack Parr, of Jasper, Fla.; a special sister-in-law, Teresa Thrift, of Homerville; seven grandchildren, Brooke Harper, Jamie Harper, Joseph Gray, Gene Gray, Bill Hendricks, Kelsey Gaskins and John Gray; one great-grandchildren, Rayce Metts; a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Interment will be in the Pine Forest Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Condolences may be conveyed on the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
David Lee Maxwell Sr.
BLACKSHEAR — David Lee Maxwell Sr., 63, of Blackshear, died suddenly Tuesday morning (April 12, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following a short illness.
Born Oct. 2, 1952 in Atlanta, he was a son of the late William N. Maxwell and JoAnn Greer Freeman. He lived most of his life in Blackshear where he was a heavy equipment operator and a truck driver. He worked for Dekalb County, Ga., Rhodes Paving in North Carolina, and Thom’s Transport, Bowen Dairy and Gilman Paper Company in Blackshear.
He was a member of The Pentecostals of Waycross.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Maxwell.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Kim Herrin Maxwell, of Blackshear; two sons, David Maxwell Jr. (wife, April), of Manor, and Jerry Maxwell, of Blackshear; his daughter, Racheal Ledesma, of Blackshear; seven grandchildren, Edward Lee Maxwell and Bryan Lee Maxwell, both of Ohio, Julieanna Ledesma, David Ledesma and Noah Ledesma, all of Blackshear, Macey Martin (husband, Kyle), of Waycross, and MaryAnn Smith (husband, Seth), of Manor; two great-grandchildren, Colton Maxwell, of Ohio, and McKinley Martin, of Waycross; five sisters, Belinda Rewis (husband, Stacy) of Valdosta, Frankie Rice (husband, Tracy), of Lakeland, Teresa Ashworth (husband, J.R.), of St. Augustine, Fla., Sharon Maxwell and Brenda Sutherland (husband, Frankie), both of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; two brothers, James Maxwell (wife, Alice), of Jefferson, and Ricky Maxwell (wife, Judy), of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
A funeral will take place Saturday at 2 p.m. at The Pentecostals of Waycross, 1606 Isabella St., Waycross.
Burial will follow in Ramah Cemetery in Pierce County.
The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday one hour prior to the service.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.hartfh.com
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Roland Wells
A funeral for Charles Roland Wells was held Tuesday morning at Music Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Kim Hood and Reggie McCary officiating.
Burial followed at Kettle Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Randy Barrs, Barry Bennett, Cory Bennett, Lance Bennett, Will Booth and Gavin Corbitt.
Military rites were provided by the United States Army.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Lenora ‘Jean’ Monk
A funeral for Lenora “Jean” Monk was held Tuesday afternoon at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clint Carter and the Rev. Rodney Thrift officiating.
Burial followed in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Stacy Calhoun, Kory Hood, Dustin Monk, Brian Morris, Wesley Morris, Will Quirk, Ralph Smith and Steven Thornton.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.