Cecil Hyman Kerby
Cecil Hyman Kerby, 96, of Blackshear, died Monday (April 27, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after an extended illness.
He was born in Cadley, Ga., to the late William Sr. and Mamie Hyman Kerby and lived in Waycross most of his life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served in World War II.
He attended Georgia Tech for a short time and retired from CSX Railroad after 43 years of service as an engineer.
He was a member of Central Baptist Church where he was very active after his retirement. He was a member of the Ware County Exchange Club where he served as president several times and held other offices. He was known for growing beautiful roses and enjoyed fishing.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Elga Cauley Kerby, his sister, Marjorie K. Brooks, his brother, Thomas Kerby.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Ellen Rozier (husband, Frank), of Blackshear; one granddaughter, Kelley Wright (husband, Kevin), of Blackshear; two great-grandchildren, Meagan Wright and Colton Wright; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Thursday morning at 10 at Central Baptist Church Chapel.
Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday morning from 9 until until 10 a.m. at the Central Baptist Church Chapel.
The family requests the Ware County Exchange Club members to serve as honorary pallbearers and should meet at the church by 9:30 a.m. Thursday for the service.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Willie Lee Woods
Willie Lee Woods, affectionately known as “Catfish,” 66, passed away Wednesday (April 22, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 8, 1948 in Sanford, Fla., but lived in Waycross for most of his life. He was the son of the late Alfred Woods and Sadie Morgan Graham.
He was retired from CSX railroad after more than 30 years of service as a carman. He was a veteran with the United States Army serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of New Life Church, loved to fish but was best known for his world famous barbeque, winning many awards at area competitions.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Daisy M. Woods, of Waycross; two daughters, Jacqueline Breedlove (husband, Donnell), of Rochester, N.Y., and Latricia Mallory (husband, Michael), of Waycross; six grandchildren, Cherelle, Gianni, Chanel, Jesse, Mikayla and Michael Peyton; six sisters, Cindy Morgan, of Sanford, Fla., Tameechia Jackson, of Sanford, Fla., Sylvia Atkins, of West Palm Beach, Fla., Matria Jones (husband, Steve), of Clarksville, Tenn., Marjorie Watson, of Adel, and Doris Woods, of Clarksville, Tenn.; four brothers, Robert Woods, of Tifton, John “Frog” Robinson, of Sanford, Fla., J.C. Morgan, of Sanford, Fla. and Ronald “Boogie” Jackson, of Sanford, Fla.; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at New Life Church. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Music Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Amy Cason Tapley
Amy Cason Tapley, 42, of Waycross, died Tuesday (April 28, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Jacksonville after a brief illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

Sarah Gorday Lanier
Sarah Gorday Lanier, 92, died Tuesday night (April 28, 2015) at her residence after an extended illness.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

Michael Lee Mincey
The funeral for Michael Lee Mincey, of Blackshear, who departed this life April 18, 2015, was held Saturday, 2 p.m. at the Bridge of Hope Church in Blackshear.
Pastor Chris Roberts was the presider and, gave the words of comfort to the family. Burial followed in the Ridge Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Taylor, Robert Taylor, Brandon Brown, Marcus Mincey, Jermaine Henderson, Marquis Lambert, Mike Edwards and Jeremy Carter.
Flower bearers were friends of the family.
Rainge Memorial Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.

Theodore Myzck
The funeral for Deacon Theodore Myzck, 65, of Waycross, was held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Blackshear.
Bishop Christopher Parnell offered words of comfort to the family and Minister Helen Staggers was the presider.
Burial followed in the Shiloh Cemetery, Blackshear.
Local relatives are Bertha Richardson, caregiver, Ginger Bagley, case manager, Jackie and Ernestine Nelson, former caregivers, siblings, Joann Myzck, Louise Myzck and Carswell Myzck, adopted siblings, John Wade, Angela Wade and Christopher Parnell and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and sorrowing friends.
Rainge Memorial Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.

Sharon Carter Ward
The funeral for Sharon Denise Carter Ward, 48, of Alma, was held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Blackshear.
Minister Linda Swift offered words of comfort to the family and Pastor Donald Mathis was the presider.
Burial followed in the Mershon Cemetery in Mershon.
She was survived by one brother, Benjamin Williams Jr., three sons, Andrew Poole, Dominique Bellamy and Kenneth Ward, her grandchildren, a best friend, Bishop Lawrence Hill, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Rainge Memorial Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.