James R. Crawford
James Robert “Bobby” Crawford, 72, of Nahunta, died Wednesday evening (April 6, 2016) at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., after an extended illness.
He was born in Waycross to the late Ralph and Louis Guy Crawford and made south Georgia his home all of his life. He was an avid fisherman and loved spending time on the Satilla River.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Randy Crawford and Terry Crawford.
He is survived by his wife, Jewell Crawford, of Nahunta; three sons, Ricky Crawford (Pam), of Blackshear, Bobby Crawford, of Hoboken, Stephen Crawford, of Nahunta; three daughters, Angela Kersey (Kevin), of Covington, Bobbie Jean Hogan (Lacy), of Fitzgerald, Mary Ann Britt, of Albany; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a beloved dog, Wilbur; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorialization is by cremation.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Jane Knox Taylor
Mary Jane Knox Taylor, 79, of Folkston, passed away Saturday (April 2, 2016) at her residence in Folkston surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Sept. 24, 1936 to the late Jack Herman and Mary Jane Satterfield Knox in Waycross. She devoted her life to mission work and ran Naomi Missions for 20 years. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church, of Folkston.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Thomas Taylor Sr., and a grandson, Buck Taylor.
She is survived by her children, Tom Taylor, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., Donna Taylor Keener (Curtis), of Edgefield, S.C., Jennifer Taylor Crosby, of Folkston, Amber Peacock, of Nicholasville, Kent., Aaron Peacock (Brittany), of Folkston, Abby Peacock Roddenberry (Kenneth), of Folkston; four sisters, Anne Knox Woodside (Francis), of Clayton, Rosalind Knox Crooks, of Marrietta, Edmee Knox Segrest, of Waycross, Jacqueline “Jackie” Knox Fry (John), of Macon; one brother, William L.”Bill” Knox (Caroline), of Atlanta; 28 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral was Wednesday morning at Victory Baptist Church, of Folkston, with the Rev. Tim King, the Rev. Sam Crosby and the Rev. Joe Davis officiating.
Burial followed in Pineview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Victory Baptist Church for Missions.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardrobersonfh.com
Arrangements were under the direction of Shepard Roberson Funeral Home, Folkston.
Robert ‘Andy’ Cagle
Robert A. “Andy” Cagle, 67, of Covington, passed away Sunday (April 3, 2016) at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle following a valiant fight with cancer. He was born in Waycross in 1949 to the late Lillian and Ernest P. Cagle.
He was a retired accountant. He also loved music and played in bands around south Georgia most of his life.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Carlton and Clifford Cagle, sisters, Deloris Cagle and Leona Casey, niece, Margie Murphey, and nephew, Scott Cagle.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 27 years, Mitzi W. Cagle; daughter, Kimberly Poston (Jon); sister, Pauline Kilday; brother, Alton Cagle (Dean); sister-in-law, Barbara Cagle; and numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and many great friends as well as two beloved canine companions.
As per Robert’s request, no service will be held.
If desired, donations may be made to Abbey Hospice, 215 Azalea Court, Social Circle, Ga. 30025.
Patricia Batten Lee
HOBOKEN — Patricia “Patsy” Batten Lee, 66, of Hoboken, passed away Thursday morning (April 7, 2016) at her residence following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Hoboken, her parents were the late John Henry Batten and Ona Mae Jacobs Batten. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Billy Lee Sr., and two sisters, Alvie Chesser and Janice O’Neal.
She was a member of Hoboken Baptist Church. She was employed many years with Pierce County Floral as a florist. She loved working with flowers, riding dirt roads, going to yard sales and her grandchildren.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Peggy Lee, of Clinton, Utah, Jason “Jabo” and Leigh Ann Lee, of Nahunta, and Little Billy Lee Jr., of Hoboken; seven grandchildren, Haustin Lee, Dalton Lee, Skye Lee, Garrett Lee, Shelby Lee, Kortnee Lee and Bryson Lee; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruby and Charles Waldron, of Waycross, Faye and Lancewell O’Neal, of Waycross, and Edith Smith, of Hoboken; special friends, Cindy Altman and family, Cindy Chaney, Stacy and Shannon Walker, Jill Brand, Rhonda Lee and Beverly Beaumier; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be held today starting at 6 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
A funeral will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at High Bluff Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Daniel Drawdy, Elder Freddie Thomas and Elder Eddie Lee officiating.
Burial will follow in High Bluff Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Roger Crews, Sidney Lee, Stacy Walker, Greg Lee, Ricky Crews and Rocky Carter.
Honorary pallbearers will be James Crews, Charles Waldron, Lancewell O’Neal, Tony O’Neal, Tony Drury, Chuck Waldron, Brian O’Neal and Tracy Thomas.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at fryefh.com
Rev. John Irvin Farmer
The Rev. John Irvin Farmer Sr., 91, died Wednesday morning (April 6, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following an extended illness.
He was a native and life-long resident of Ware County, the son of the late Thomas Anderson Farmer and Dollie Mae Branch Farmer. He was also preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his children, Alene Smith Farmer, and his second wife, Bernice Smith Buchanan, a son, Roger Farmer, a sister, Jimmie Lee Dowling, and brothers, the Rev. J.C. Farmer, Thomas Farmer, Leonard Farmer and Ted Farmer.
He served with the United States Army in Army Air Corps and as an infantryman during World War II and fought in battles in the Rhineland, Rome-Arno, the Apennines and Po Valley Battle Campaigns and earned the rank of corporal. He was also involved in a highly covert operation which involved a high ranking United States military officer.
He served the Lord all of his life and was ordained into the ministry through the Methodist Church in 1965. He served as interim pastor and pastor of numerous churches in the south Georgia area of Baptist and Methodist denominations. He attended Liberty Baptist Church in the Bickley Community.
He was the owner and operator of Farmer’s Sales and Service for many years as well as a salesman with Ohio Medical Services, vice-president of The Welding Supply Company and All-Saf Fire Protection, Inc.
Survivors include two daughters, Debra Farmer Tuttle (husband, Alton), of Waycross, and Sandra Farmer Norman (husband, Richard), of Winder; three sons, John Farmer Jr. (wife, Betty), of Sioux City, Iowa, Dennis Farmer, of Waycross, and Keith Farmer (wife, Susanna), of Blackshear; 14 grandchildren, Amy Kleinberg (husband, Hugh), Emily Ehlers (husband, Kevin), Scott Farmer, Molly Cook (husband, Jaime), Stephanie Farmer, Ashley Farmer, Amanda Callender (husband, Skyler), Al Tuttle (wife, Linda), Trent Tuttle, the Rev. Matt Tuttle (wife, Jennifer), Jennifer Keene-Carrington (husband, Brady), Hannah Farmer, Bailey Farmer and Alex Farmer; 21 great-grandchildren, Josh, Hudson and Emmeline Callender, Elizabeth, Adeline and Caroline and Clara Jett Tuttle, Hailee Weaver, Andrew Jones, Isaac Roberson, Ireland Kovarna, Sean Patrick, Scottlynd and Nixon Ehlers, Alexandra Rooney, Casey and Jadyn Cook, Kieran, Mackenzie, Emmy and Cameron Tuttle; a brother, Jack Farmer, of Macon; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Music Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Saturday at Music Funeral Home.
Burial with military honors will be in Oakland Cemetery.
After the funeral, the family will receive friends at the home of Keith and Susanna Farmer, 5547 Yellow Bluff Road, Blackshear.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James Michael Buckley
James Michael Buckley, 70, died Thursday night (April 7, 2016) at his residence in Blackshear.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will announced later by Music Funeral Home.
Ruthlema Cooper Hicks, 91, died Thursday (April 7, 2016) at her residence after an illness.
Friends are being received at the Hicks residence, 512 Reed St.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.
Katherine E. Echols
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Katherine Elaine “Kathy” Faulkner Echols, 59, was held Thursday morning at Patterson Baptist Church.
Officiating was the Rev. Ashley Corbett and Diane Griffis.
Interment was in the Patterson Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Jake Echols, Harris Echols, Craig Bowers, Chase Rowe, Sammy Sharpe and Billy Stafford.
Honorary pallbearers were the faculty and staff of Pierce County High School.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.