James Richard Ford
James Richard “J.R.” Ford, 93, of Starke, Fla., formerly of Keystone Heights, passed away Sunday (April 19, 2015).
He was born in Rome, Ga. on Jan. 14, 1922 and grew up in Gainesville. During WWII, he spent time in Homestead training fighter pilots. After the war, he joined the Seaboard Railroad Company and retired from CSX as an engineer.
He moved to Keystone Heights in 1986 from Waycross and was a member of Hope Baptist Church.
He is survived by three sons, James Ford Jr., Albert Ford and Frank Ford, a daughter, Marie Ford, a daughter-in-law, Tina Peacock Ford, 13 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Visitation will be Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights, Fla.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.jonesgallagherfh.com

Benjamin G. Deloach
HOMERVILLE — Benjamin Gerald Deloach, 77, passed away Monday (April 20, 2015) at South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta, following an extended illness.
He was born Oct. 16, 1937 in Valdosta, son of the late Clarence Mack Deloach Sr. and Mildred Louise Willis Deloach. He was a retired firefighter for the Savannah Fire Department working from February 1969 until July 1995 and was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence Mack Deloach Jr. and Edward Dexter Deloach.
Survivors are two daughters, Sherry Bartley, of Queen Creek, Ariz., and Tracy Heaps, of Phoenix, Ariz.; one son, Michael Deloach, of Panama City, Fla.; one sister, Barbara Christopher, of Homerville; one brother, Doyal Keith Deloach, of Valdosta; four grandchildren, Brendan Bartley, Xander Bartley, Caleb Bartley and Tanner Bartley; one niece, Sherry and Brandon Blankenship; one nephew, Tye Smith; two great-nieces, Mandy Curtis and Krysta Smith; two great-nephews, Jeremy Murray and Cody Blankenship; and several other relatives.
The funeral will be held, Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Interment will be in the Wayfare Church Cemetery in Echols County.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home. The body will be carried to the church one hour prior to the service.
Condolences to the family may be conveyed at the online registry, www.roundtreefuneralhome.net
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Eva Davis Miller
Mary “Eva” Davis Miller, 84, of White Oak, passed away Sunday (April 19, 2015) at her residence following an extended illness.
Born in White Oak, she was the daughter of Thomas Moultrie Davis and Sophie Mae Harrell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sam Townsend Miller Sr., a son, Mike Miller, a grandson, Joseph Miller, two brothers, Howard Swain and George Davis; three sisters, Rosalee Swain, Maybelle Clayton and Ruby Davis.
She was a homemaker and a member of King Memorial Baptist Church. She was a volunteer cookie lady at Bayview Nursing Home, a very devoted Christian, and had gone 12 years without missing a service. She loved gardening, flowers, cooking for friends and family. Her door was always open.
Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Sam Miller Jr. (Janice), Joe Miller (Debbie), Thomas Miller (Fannie) and Richard Miller (Regina); two daughters and sons-in-law, Debra King (Greg) and Lindy Carter (Kim), all of White Oak; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Maxine Adams, of Brunswick; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be held this evening starting at 6 o’clock at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at King Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Yawn, the Rev. Tommy Sikes and the Rev. Tim Rowell officiating.
Burial will follow in Bickley Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Miller, Richard Miller, Greg King, Kim Carter, Richard Miller Jr. and Sam Miller III.
Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchild, and Dr. Wade Strickland.
Family and pallbearers are asked to meet at the church Wednesday by 10:30A a.m.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at fryefh.com

David Deloach Smith
David Deloach Smith, 66, of Nahunta, passed away early Monday morning (April 20, 2015) at his residence following an extended illness.
Born in Homerville, he was the son of Lewis Smith and Priscilla Cowart. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, William Harris Smith and John L. Smith, and one sister, Ernestine Miles.
He worked as a self-employed farrier. He loved fishing, taking care of his horses, rodeo, horse shoeing and farming. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two sons, David Altman and Daniel Altman, both of North Augusta; two daughters, Tonya Odam, of Waycross, and Lisa Crews, of Nahunta; seven grandchildren, Mallory Odam, Colby Odam, Danica Salas, Mariana Falcon, Montana Crews, Kyler Hayes and Kason Smith; one great-granddaughter; his former wife and best friend, Wanda Smith, of Nahunta; several other grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be held Wednesday starting at 6 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Chancey and the Rev. Bruce Dean officiating.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Varnadore, Little George Tatum, Stacy Walker, Charles Harris and Carl Wilson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Frye Funeral Home.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at fryefh.com

Theodore Myzck
Theodore Myzck, of 1416 Carswell Ave., Waycross, passed suddenly Wednesday (April 15, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
A visitation will be held Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Rainge Funeral Home.
The service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Rainge Funeral Home. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery, Blackshear. Elder Christopher Parnell will offer words of comfort.
He was born March 10, 1950 in Milledgeville to the late Ethel Myzck. He enjoyed riding his three wheel bicycle through town, boiling peanuts and selling them. He also loved dancing and could quote Genesis Chapter 1, Verse 1, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Left to cherish his memories are Bertha Richardson, caregiver; Ginger Bagley, case manager; siblings, Joann Myzck, Louise Myzck, Carswell Myzck, Mary Wesley, Dennis Goodman, Aaron Jr. and Fred.
The family is asked to assemble at the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. Thursday.
Arrangements are provided by Rainge Memorial Funeral Home, Blackshear.

Catherine J. Lee
Catherine J. Lee, 89, answered the call of the Lord Thursday (April 16, 2015) in Destin, Fla., after an extended illness.
The funeral is scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m. at Emmanuels International Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, 600 Genoa St., Waycross, where Bishop Michael-Angelo James is the pastor.
Complete details of arrangements will be announced later by Perry Brothers Funeral Home.

Maude Sweat Davis
BLACKSHEAR — Maude Sweat Davis, 75, of Blackshear, passed away Monday morning (April 20, 2015) at her residence.
Born in Alma July 25, 1939, she lived in Pierce and Ware counties all of her life. She was the co-owner of the M.E. Shop for more than 30 years and was considered a pioneer in the consignment business.
She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church and was considered an angel by her son-in-law. She will be remembered as a loving mother and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She was a daughter of the late Effie Shumaker and Bessie Lee Sweat. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, James Vernon Henderson, and by a sister, Audrey Davis.
Survivors include her husband, Dewey Aldeen Davis; three daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Clarence Barnett, of Waycross, Alane and Aldeen Davis, of Blackshear, and Tammy and Roger Summerall, of Waycross; four step-daughters, Marlene Brooker, of Blackshear, Patricia and Chip Raynor, of Valdosta, Denise and Richter Rudisail and Gwen and Bill Cason, all of Blackshear; two sisters, Ethel Jordan, of Alma, and Scarlett and Terry Luke, of Blackshear; two brothers, Bennie F. “Kell” Sweat, of Waycross, and Carnell and Patty Sweat, of Blackshear; four grandchildren, Summer Barnett, Stacy Davis, Brittany Davis and Deen Davis III; six step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Ware County.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501 or to Beulah Baptist Church, 3343 Beulah Church Road, Alma, Ga. 31510.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia Ann Hayes
A funeral for Patricia Anne Hayes was held Monday morning at Kettle Creek Southern Congregational Methodist Church with the Rev. Ed Flowers and the Rev. Chris Roberts officiating.
Burial followed in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dale Atkins, Chris Smith, Mark Miles, Cain Smith, Ashley Atkins and Blake Cain.
Honorary pallbearers were the co-workers of Mayo Clinic Health System.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.