Charles W. McQuaig
Charles William McQuaig, 82, died Wednesday (April 1, 2015) at Waycross Health and Rehabilitation.
He was born in Waycross July 13, 1932 to the late Walter Donald McQuaig and Dale Carter McQuaig. He was married to Jane Williams McQuaig for 63 years. He worked for Atlantic Coastline, Seaboard Coastline and CSX railroads for 42 years as a welder in the car department.
He was an active member of Central Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher, deacon and on various committees.
He had a green thumb when it came to pecan trees and grape vines, and he enjoyed sharing both with friends and neighbors.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wesley Donald McQuaig, and a grandson, Andrew Michael McQuaig.
He is survived by his wife, Jane; a daughter, Elizabeth Carol McQuaig, of Fitzgerald; sons, Charles Michael McQuaig (Marty), of Lilburn, and David William McQuaig (Debra), of White, Ga.; eight grandchildren, Beau Luckie (Laurie Anne), of Griffin, Leigh Luckie (Sabrina), of Fitzgerald, Zach Luckie (Haley), of Fitzgerald, McKenzie MacAllister (Clark), of Cumming, Callie McQuaig, of Jackson, Miss., Will McQuaig, of Atlanta, Mallory McQuaig, of Athens, and Caleb McQuaig, of Valdosta; a nephew, Wesley McQuaig (Donna), of Jacksonville, Fla.; and a niece, Sherry Poirrier (Phillip); and other relatives.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com

Marcus Bell
Marcus Bell, 51, died suddenly Tuesday night (March 31, 2015) at John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

Keith Lamar Bennett
Keith Lamar Bennett, 75, died Wednesday morning (April 1, 2015) at his residence following an extended illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

Beverly Ann P. Byrd
Beverly Ann Phillips Byrd, 61, of Folkston, died Thursday night (March 26, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System at Waycross following a brief illness.
She was a native of Clearwater, Fla., where she lived her early life and also a former resident of Live Oak, Fla., before making her home in Charlton County. She was the daughter of the late James Thomas Phillips and Zanie Lee Dryden Phillips. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Christina Louise Johnson, and a sister, Geneva Hawthorne.
She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church of Folkston and St. Marys and was a former long-time member of the Folkston Lions Club. Her main occupation was being a homemaker and taking care of her husband and children and any other children that frequented their home. She was also a former beautician and day care provider.
Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Jim Byrd, of Folkston; a daughter, Cynthia Anne Byrd-Zieger, Ph.D. (husband, Hans), of Salisbury, Md.; two sons, James Thornton Byrd III, of Folkston, and Jason Lee Byrd (wife, Chanci), of Folkston; 15 grandchildren, Jamie Lee Johnson, Jolie Johnson, Jacob Banes, Jaden Johnson, John Johnson, Shelby Norsworthy (husband John), Lorrie Byrd, Jim David Byrd, Kodi Current, Mackenzi Brazier, LeAnne Carter, Zanie Mariah Byrd, James Michael (George) Byrd, Gannon Byrd and Waylon Byrd; two great-grandchildren, Jameson Carter and Hayden Carter; two sisters, Frances Reynolds, of Cross City, Fla., and Thelma Gay (husband, Mickey), of Live Oak, Fla.; a brother, Harvey Phillips, of Brooksville, Fla.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A benefit fund has been established to help the family with medical and final expenses. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the “Beverly Byrd Benefit Fund,” c/o FNB South Bank, 4322 2nd St., North, Folkston. Ga. 31537.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday (April 8) at Music Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Little Phoebe Cemetery in Charlton County.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday (April 7) at Music Funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home of Waycross is in charge of arrangements.

Freddie Edward Cox
Freddie Edward Cox, 80, died Tuesday (March 31, 2015) at his residence following an extended illness.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County and retired mechanic of the garage for the City of Waycross.
He was a son of the late Henry Columbus Cox and Lovie Strickland Cox. He was married to the late Charlene Pittman Cox and was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Carter, and two brothers, N.E. Howell and Arnold Howell.
He is survived by a daughter, Debra Herrin (James), of Blackshear; four sons, Ronald Cox (Sandra), Kenneth Cox (Marsha), Glenn Cox (Georgianna) and Randall Cox (Beth), all of Waycross; seven grandchildren, Angie Barnes (Rusty), Ronald “R.J.” Cox Jr. (Ashley), Jamie Herrin (Samantha), Kenneth Cox Jr. (Chasity), Brooke Cox, David Edward Cox (Kaylie) and Ethan Cox; six great-grandchildren, Lindsay Barnes, Hunter Barnes, Charlene Cox, Gary Herrin, Riley Cox and Kinley Cox; a brother, Ferrell Cox (Beatrice), of Waycross; a sister, Hazel Cox, of Waycross; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Suwannee Chapel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening at the funeral home from 6 until 8 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Barbara Smith Cantrell
Barbara Smith Cantrell, 64, of Patterson, died early Thursday morning (April 2, 2015) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House in Waycross following an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear.

John ‘Frank’ Crews
Franklin John “Frank” Crews, 53, died Tuesday night (March 31, 2015) at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., following a brief illness.
He was a native of Wayne County but lived most of his life in Ware County. He was preceded in death by his step-father, Jim Willis, a son, Bradley Duran Crews, a sister, Elizabeth “Beth” Lee, a brother, Willie Benny “Bill” Crews Jr., and his maternal grandparents, George and Thelma Echols, of Jesup.
He was a former upholsterer with Darsey’s Upholstery and also worked in construction during his life. He was baptized at Northside Baptist Church in Jesup. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and loved playing horseshoes.
Survivors include a daughter, Brandi Crews, of Waycross; a son, Shawn Franklin Crews (wife, Christina), of Brunswick; a step-son, Michael Ryan, of Waycross; eight grandchildren, Ayden Crews, Aleeah Eason, Anslee Siironen, Phoenix Crews, Paisley Crews, Piper, Crews, Noah Hunter and Jayden Ryan; his mother, Rebecca Willis Dickey (husband, Bob), of Waycross; four sisters, Tammy Murray Harper (husband, Dennis), of Jesup, Teresa Cameron (husband, David), of Chesterfield, Mich., Vickie Renee Crews, of Waycross, and Cynthia Kay Bowen (husband, Ricky), of Blackshear; a brother, Anthony Crews (wife, Jodee), of Summerville, S.C.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Music Funeral Home. Burial will be in Raulerson Cemetery in Pierce County.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at Music Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Music Funeral Home, 1503 Tebeau St., Waycross, Ga. 31501 to help the family with funeral expenses.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.