Virginia M. Coleman
Virginia M. Voet Coleman, 93, of Brookhaven, formerly of Waycross, died Thursday morning (April 23, 2015) at her residence after an extended illness.
She was born in Aberdeen, S.D., to the late Lambert and Kaisa Lindahl Voet. She moved to Waycross in 1969 and retired in 1972 as a nurse. She was a member of Central Baptist Church, the Merrymakers, the choir and taught Sunday School.
After retirement, she volunteered as a pink lady and at the library. She loved to play bridge and was a seamstress. She moved to Atlanta and Brookhaven in July 2012.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Coleman Sr., one sister, Marie Slominski, and a son, Richard Lindahl Coleman (July 21, 2011).
Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Beach (husband, John III), of Waycross; four sons, Dr. Ted Coleman Jr. (wife, Susan), of Atlanta, Gerald Lee Coleman, of Minneapolis, Minn., Dr. Robert Coleman (wife, Venita) of Roswell, Thomas A. Coleman (wife, Pam), of Wadley; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Elroy Voet (wife, Helen), of California, Bert Voet (wife, Faye), of Wilmington, N.C., Darwin Voet (wife, Jean), of Greenville, S.C.; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 9, at 11 a.m. at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will receive friends Friday evening, May 8, from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501 or Central Baptist Church, 201 Ava St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Hazel Harris Gregg
Hazel Harris Gregg was born Hazel Ella Harris June 22, 1926 in Blackshear, daughter of Martin and Lelia Harris.
A long-time resident of Huntsville, Ala., she passed away Tuesday (April 21, 2015) at her apartment home at Regency Retirement Village. She was a member of Central Church of Christ.
Prior to settling in the Huntsville area with her husband, Homer Gregg, and sons in the 1960’s, she and her family lived in many places including Kansas City, Mo., where she worked in a munitions plant during WWII.
She worked in the beauty industry for 60 years as a hairstylist and owned several successful beauty salons in Huntsville. She enjoyed her profession and was a hard worker in all she did. She loved to cook and enjoyed gardening. She liked to say “My joy is the Outside” and especially loved south Georgia, the coast, to fish and to socialize with family and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, four sisters, Evelyn O’Steen, Azilee O’Steen McCormick, Geneva Harris and Emma Lois Harris, and six brothers; Lonnie, Ward, Floyd, Lewis, Mart and Arnie.
She is survived by two sons, Richard Glenn Gregg Sr., of Huntsville, Ala., and Ronald Derrick Gregg (Susan), of Hazel Green, Ala.; four grandchildren, Tamela Gregg Gibbs (Paul) and Richard Glenn Gregg II, of Huntsville, Dawn Lovett and Rondel Derrick Gregg, of Hazel Green; seven great-grandchildren, Savannah and Caroline Gibbs, of Huntsville, Elizabeth, Kaitlyn and Mackenzie Gregg, and Justin and Samantha Lovett, all of Hazel Green; one brother, Arlen Harris (Janice), of Lyles, Tenn.; and many special nieces, nephews and friends.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Blackshear. It was her deep desire to be buried in her family plot at Shiloh Church where her father preached for many years.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Shiloh Cemetery Fund, c/o Roger Carter, 6119 Big House Road, Blackshear, Ga. 31516.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements.
Sharon Ward, 47, of 1106 Roosevelt St., Waycross, passed away Sunday (April 19, 2015) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House in Waycross.
Visitation will be held from 6 until 7 o’clock this evening at Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 505 Ware St.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.
A list of survivors and a complete obituary will be provided later by Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Blackshear.