Julius James Daniel
Julius James Daniel, 80, died Friday evening (April 15, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after an extended illness.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County. He graduated from Manor High School. In June of 1997, he retired from GATX as a general foreman after 40 years of service. A member of Victory Methodist Church, he was a loving husband, father and “Papa.”
He is preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Becky Crews Daniel, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leland and Marguerite Griffin Booth.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Belva Booth Daniel, of Manor; two sons, Wade Daniel (Karla), of Homerville, and Gary Daniel (Darlene), of Manor; four grandchildren, Ryan Daniel (Tina), of Homerville, Garrett Daniel (Rachel), of Manor, Chase Daniel (Brooklyn), of Homerville, and Drew Daniel; and seven great-grandchildren, Gage Daniel, of Hahira, Hannah Pittman, of Manor, Luke Daniel, of Manor, Grayson Daniel, Braelyn Daniel, Cathryn Daniel and Nora Daniel, all of Homerville.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Victory Methodist Church in Manor. Burial will follow in Victory Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the church.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Charles S. Mitchell
Charles Stephen Mitchell, 89, of Waycross, passed away Saturday afternoon (April 16, 2016) at Baptist Village after a short illness.
He was born on May 17, 1926 in Waycross and was the son of the late William Jesse and Josephine Strickland Mitchell.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Mitchell Loska and Ruth Mitchell Lance, one brother Eugene “Gene” Mitchell, one niece, Sue Loska Woodard.
He leaves to cherish his memory a brother, James Malcolm Mitchell, of Baptist Village; a sister, Ann Mitchell Mayne (Bobby), of Yulee, Fla.; nephews, Paul Loska (Sally), of Parrott, Charles Loska, of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., Charles Lance (Zoe), of Colorado Springs, Colo., Ron Lance (Terri Jo), of Kingsland, Mark Mitchell, of Waycross; and a host of cousins, great nieces, great nephews and his many friends and caretakers at Baptist Village where he would entertain his fellow residents by playing his guitar and harmonica and singing.
He was a wonderful writer and had numerous articles published in “Full Cry,” a hunting magazine. He raised coon hound hunting dogs as a hobby and won many trophies for Best in Show over the years at dog shows over the Southeast. He was a salesman for Knapp shoes and was one of their outstanding salesman, winning many awards. He was of the Baptist faith.
A funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday morning from 10 to 11 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sarah Jane Dodd
Sarah Jane Dodd, of Vestavia Hills, Ala., passed away Friday (April 15, 2016).
She was born in Sylvester on Nov. 1, 1951. She graduated from Worth County High School and earned her bachelor of arts in speech therapy from Auburn University, where she was on the inaugural women’s basketball team of 1971. She also holds a juris doctorate from Birmingham School of Law.
She was married to Hube Dodd for 11 years until his death on April 17, 2006.
She enjoyed playing bridge with her “Bridge Buddies” club and playing tennis at Vestavia Hills Country Club, where she was a founding member of the FCCL Tennis Team. She was actively involved in her Garden Club and the DAR Princess Sehoy Chapter, where she served as treasurer.
In her lifetime, her legs pounded the tennis courts of the country club. As a girl, her feet donned tap shoes and she proudly wore an iridescent mermaid costume for her dance recital.
Her brain absorbed the law while she raised two children as a single mom. Her arms swung her delighted kids when the family danced at the lake house on Friday nights. Her hands deftly “dumped” ingredients into containers for her favorite low maintenance recipes, better known as “dump recipes.”
Her womb carried two beautiful beings into this world. Her ears listened to sermons every Sunday, and her lips told us to be “prayerful, thankful and joyful.” Before she left, she willed her body to do one final thing: to cradle her son’s new baby girl.
She is survived by her brother, Joe Stoner (Jane), of Atlanta; sisters Rebecca Stoner Hatcher (Everett), of Birmingham, Ala., Rachel Stoner Rodgers (John), of Tampa, Fla.; her children by first husband Bart Hunt, Parker Hunt (Kerrie), of Denison, Texas, and Rachel Hyink (Jon), of Auburn, Ala.; and her grandchildren, Olivia and Anni Hyink and Macie Jane Hunt.
Visitation was to be today from 10 to 11 a.m.. followed by her funeral at 11 at Ridout’s Valley in Homewood, Ala.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Waycross.
In lieu of flowers, her family suggests that donations be made to the American Cancer Association or Mt. Brook Baptist Church.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements.

Bertram ‘Bert’ James
Bertram Michael “Bert” James, 71, of Waycross, died Sunday afternoon (April 17, 2016) at his residence after an extended illness.
He was born in Pierce County to the late Benjamin Matthew James and Leona Dubberly James.
He was a graduate of the Pierce County High School class of 1964. After high school he served in the United States Army and began a career in broadcasting. During those years he worked for WAPE in Jacksonville, Fla., WACL in Waycross and GPB-TV in Atlanta.
It was in Jacksonville where he began his career with Underwoods Jewelers. Eventually he moved back to Waycross where he opened James Jewelers. For the past 40 years, he has owned and operated James Jewelers and James Engraving with locations in Waycross and St. Marys.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. An avid boater, he loved spending time with his family and friends on the water.
He is survived by his wife, June Barnes James, of Waycross; three children, Michael James (fiancé April Kitchens), of Waycross, April James McNeil (husband John), of St. Marys, Jeremy James, of St. Marys; six grandchildren, Sarah Beth James, Ray Kitchens, Anderson McNeil, Harrison McNeil, Mary Margaret McNeil, Jack McNeil; a brother, Bennie James (wife Jennell), of Waycross; three sisters, Margaret Howell, of Waycross, Margie Braddy (husband Malcolm), of Waycross, Mildred Howard, of Waycross; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church.
A private family burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com

Carolyn Virginia Floyd
Carolyn Virginia Floyd, 78, died Thursday (April 14, 2016) at University of Florida Health in Jacksonville, Fla., after an extended illness.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross. She was a member of Crawford Street Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Grace Robbins, her husband, Paul Edward Floyd, one grandson, Paul Edward Bechiom, and one brother, Gary Robbins.
Survivors include one daughter, Victoria Dwinnell (husband James Paul), of Yulee, Fla.; three grandchildren, Tiffany Lynn Linton, Richard Henry Lee Jr., William Austin Bechiom; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Bobby Robbins, Richard Robbins, Wade Robbins; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

David Maxwell Sr.
A funeral for David Maxwell Sr., 63, of Blackshear, took place Saturday at 2 p.m. at The Pentecostals of Waycross with Pastor Richard Gifford, the Rev. Greg Bridges, the Rev. Kenneth Hawkins, Bryan Crews and Eugene Corbitt officiating.
Serving as pallbearers were David Maxwell Jr., Jerry Maxwell, Bryan Maxwell, Edward Maxwell, Stacy Rewis and Lee Rewis.
Burial followed in the Ramah Cemetery in Pierce County.
Hart Funeral Home, of Blackshear, was in charge of arrangements.

Margie Jean Beckner
A memorial service for Margie Jean Barber Beckner, 78, of Wildwood, Fla., formerly of Blackshear, took place Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home with Dr. Bill Young officiating.
Memorialization was by cremation.
Hart Funeral Home, of Blackshear, was in charge of arrangements.

Stephanie Grace Grimes-Fletcher
A memorial service for Stephanie Grace Grimes-Fletcher was held Saturday morning at Miles-Odum Funeral Home with the Rev. Rev. Johnny Mitcham officiating.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth R. Drayton
A funeral for Kenneth Rubert Drayton was held Saturday afternoon at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Bill Mullis officiating.
Burial followed in Bethlehem Cemetery in Hickox.
Active Pallbearers were Drew DeLoach, Leon Griffin, Justin Drayton, Bob Trueman, Lamar Albritton and Wesley Albritton.
Military honors were provided by the Navy Funeral Honor Details of Jacksonville, Fla.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Levon Shatteen
A funeral for Levon Shatteen was held Sunday morning at Cornerstone Church of God with the Rev. Brian Powell, Chief Tony Tanner and Marlene Harris officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Christian Clark, Carlton Jenkins and the City of Waycross Police Department.
The City of Waycross Police Department Auxiliary served as honorary pallbearers.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Bertie Mae Walker
A funeral service for Bertie Mae Chancy Walker was held Sunday afternoon at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Rowell officiating.
Burial followed at New Home Cemetery in Offerman.
Active Pallbearers were Brian Sheridan, Clint Walker, Robert Walker Jr., Ray Cribb, Russell Coe and Ritchie Herrin.
Honorary pallbearers were Claude T. Walker Jr., Robert Allen Walker, Ronnie Walker, Ray Thornton, Junior Herrin and Morris Dixon.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.