Michael Maguire, a devoted husband of Barbara, loving father of Andrew James and Amanda Claire, world traveler and successful businessman, died peacefully at the age of 72, Monday (July 11, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
He was born to the late Patrick Joseph and lived with step-mother Ethel Maguire née Parrot, along with his two brothers, John and Peter, in Coventry, England.
Michael played professional soccer for many years in England, but after suffering a career ending injury during an exhibition match, he went back to school to obtain a mechanical engineering degree. He was later moved to Montreal, Canada, for a design engineering position with Pratt and Whitney, where he married Barbara and the couple’s son Andrew James was born.
He then transferred to Skaneateles, N.Y., where daughter, Amanda Claire, was born. The whole family was then moved to his permanent home in Waycross where he worked for the Scapa Company.
Michael was very social in the Waycross community and greatly enjoyed playing golf at the Okefenokee Country Club. He then took the position of President for National Wire Fabric in Pine Bluff, Ark., however kept his family and permanent home in Waycross. He commuted from Waycross to Arkansas until his eventual retirement.
He spent the remainder of his days travelling, spending time with family and friends, and working on Barbara’s beloved garden at the home they made in Waycross. Additionally, his passion for Formula 1 racing and professional sports such as soccer, golf and hockey kept him well entertained in his down time.
Michael lived a full, happy and healthy life. He wishes that instead of family and friends being saddened by his passing, they remember him fondly and take comfort and joy in the memories that they shared together.
The family will receive friends Friday (Aug. 12) from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home in Waycross.
Because of Michael and Barbara’s love of animals, the family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made in the name of Michael Maguire to HART, the Humane Animal Resource Team in McIntosh County, Ga. (http://hartofmcintosh.com/
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Joseph L. Bellamy
Apostle Joseph L. Bellamy, 30, of 618 Owens St., Waycross, passed away Saturday (Aug. 6, 2016) at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta.
The family is receiving friends at the home of his mother.
He is married to Connie Lewis Bellamy.
Funeral arrangements and a list of survivors will be announced later by Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.
Hubert D. Yarbrough
Hubert Dorcey Yarbrough, 66, died Tuesday (Aug. 9, 2016) at UF Health in Jacksonville, Fla., following an extended illness
He was born in Screven, but lived most of his life in Waycross. He was also formerly employed with Willis Tile Company.
He was a son of the late Ira Emerson Yarbrough and Estelle Long Yarbrough.
He is survived by his wife, Janeith Yarbrough of Waycross; two children, Pamela Yarbrough, of Waycross, and Christopher Yarbrough (wife, Natalie), of Waycross; a step-son, Joey Justice, of Waycross; three grandchildren; and a brother, Bill Yarbrough, of Waycross.
A funeral will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening at Music Funeral Home from 6 until 8 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Lowell E. Shuman Sr.
A funeral for Lowell E. Shuman Sr. was held Tuesday morning at Central Baptist Church with the Rev. Ben Smith, Dr. Freddie Smith and Dr. Bill Young officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were David Dickson, Ron Gaskins, James Gore, Kenny Hodges, William Johnson, Everette Lee, Marty Lee, Rusty Lee, Sidney Lee, Richie Lewis and Michael Vickers.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were members of the Pal Sunday School Class.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.