William ‘Lamar’ Dixon
William “Lamar” Dixon, 75, of Blackshear, passed away Thursday evening (April 7, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following an illness.
Born in Blackshear Jan. 24, 1941, he was a son of the late Joseph Grady Dixon and Clara Lee Yawn Dixon Kier. He was a graduate of Blackshear High School and proudly served in the United States Navy.
He was the owner/operator of the former Dixon Gas O’ Mat and retired from UPS in 2000. He was a past president of the Lakeview Men’s Golf Association and a past president of the William Wade Estates Homeowner Association. He loved to play golf and fish, and will be remembered as a devoted family man and pillar of the community. He enjoyed life to the fullest.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Peggy Dixon; two sons, Tim Dixon (wife, Debbie), of Manchester, and Joey Dixon (wife, Kelly), of Greensboro, Ga.; a sister, Betty Jo Watson; two brothers, Virgil Dixon and Ricky Dixon; two grandchildren, Michael Dixon and Michelle Dixon; and numerous other relatives.
The memorial service will be held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Memorialization is by cremation.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.

Sara Francis West
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Sara Francis Lacey West, 81, was held Friday morning at 11 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. David Unkles.
Interment was in the Blackshear City Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Trent West, Cole West, Austin West, Joel Edwards, Phil Edwards and Cary Edwards.
Honorary pallbearers were Amber West, Callie West and Hannah West.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ljubie Terrell Thomas
Ljubie Terrell Thomas, 68, of Thomaston, died Thursday evening (April 7, 2016) at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin.
The funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Fletcher-Day Funeral Home.
Dr. Rex King will officiate.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday morning from 10 until 11 o’clock.
He was born March 1, 1948, in Alma. He grew up in Waycross and moved to Thomaston in 1978. He was employed as a tract manager for Ranier Forest Products.
He was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and served in Vietnam. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Thomas, of Thomaston; a daughter, Niki Adams, of Thomaston; his mother, Fonida H. Thomas, of Thomaston; a sister, Wanda Moore, of Ellaville; two granddaughters, Erica (Andrew) VanHouten and Kensie Adams, both of Thomaston; and two great-grandchildren: Kaden and Addelyn VanHouten, of Thomaston.
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.fletcherdayfuneralhome.com