Carolyn T. Devereaux
Carolyn Turner Devereaux, 71, died Saturday afternoon (April 11, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following an extended illness.
She was a native of Appling County who lived most of her life in Ware County. She was the daughter of the late Robert Newton Turner and Maybell Carter Turner. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Imogene Griffin, and a brother, Ross Turner. She was a graduate of Appling County High School.
She attended Ware Baptist Church prior to declining health. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include a daughter Ramona Hrabar (husband, Kim), of Waycross; a son, Dan Devereaux (wife, Pamela), of Waycross; five grandchildren, Patrick Mobley (wife, Nichole), Raymond Devereaux, Christopher Devereaux, Ella Devereaux and Heather Devereaux; three great-grandchildren, Patrick Mobley, Ethan Mobley, Bendon Mobley and a fourth expected in August, Annabella Mobley; and her former husband, Joseph H. Devereaux (wife, Freda), of Surrency.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Devereaux Family Plot located in Appling County. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. Thursday at the family plot.
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Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Bertram B. Burnett
Bertram “Bert” Barnard Burnett, 82, went home to be with the Lord Sunday (April 12, 2015) after having an apparent heart attack at home.
A native of Haleyville, Ala., he was the younger son of Arthur “A.C.” Clarence Burnett and Minnie Belle “Baccus” Burnett.
He attended McCallie Military School in Chattanooga, Tenn., and graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor of science in poultry science and Ph.D. in animal science biochemistry and nutrition.
He was also a member of Winona Park United Methodist where he served as a trustee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Virginia “Gin” Lee Whitaker Burnett, and his brother, John Baccus Burnett.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Hood Burnett, of Waycross; his two sons, Bertram “Barney” B. Burnett Jr. (wife, Linda), of Jacksonville, Fla., and David M. Burnett (wife, Ramona), of Calhoun; one step-son, William “Billy” R. Newman Jr., of Princeton, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Ben Burnett, Lee Burnett, Emily Burnett and Ethan Burnett.
He worked with several commercial poultry companies before retiring. He was also on staff as the Extension poultry specialist at Auburn University before returning to the private sector. He had three patents issued for tenderizing poultry in-line for commercial operations.
He served honorably in the United States Air Force as a tactical instructor at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, and in the Alabama Army National Guard as a first lieutenant in heavy equipment and construction.
A funeral will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Winona Park United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Winston Memorial Gardens in Haleyville, Ala.
The family will receive friends this evening at Music Funeral Home from 5 until 7 o’clock.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the “Under-Privileged Children’s Christmas Mission” at Winona Park United Methodist Church, 900 N. Augusta Ave., Waycross, Ga. 31503. (This is the mission of the church for local children and was near and dear to Bert’s heart.)
Cynthia J. Oliver
Cynthia Jean Keller Oliver, 74, died Monday (April 13, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after an illness.
She was a native of Hazlehurst, daughter of the late John Keller and Edna Lee Moore Keller Reed. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold Oliver. She was a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Edith Stewart (Benjamin G.), of Los Angeles, Calif.; a step-sister, Evelyn Killings, of Jacksonville, Fla.; five step-children; a goddaughter, Gwendolyn D. Chestnut, of Jesup; a special cousin, Geneva Moore, of Waycross; and other relatives.
Friends are being received at the Oliver residence, 1132 Pittman St.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.
Harry Carter, 74, died Tuesday morning (April 14, 2015) at his residence after an extended illness.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.
Gloria Sue T. Holder
A funeral for Gloria Sue Thomas Holder, 69, of Waycross, took place Monday morning at 11 o’clock in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home with the Rev. Rudy Thomas officiating.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were the members of the Okefenokee Eastern Star No. 474.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.
Graden M. Thompson
A memorial service for Graden Murray Thompson Jr., 70, was held Monday afternoon at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Jeffers officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Marine Corps League, Vietnam Veterans of America and George Barley.
Military honors were conducted by a contingent of the United States Marine Corps.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.