Patricia B. Russell
A celebration of life service for Patricia Barclay Russell will be held Saturday 11 a.m. at Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church, Wilson Street, Homerville, with the church pastor, the Rev. Gregory Lordnum, offering words of comfort.
The body will lie in repose Saturday from 9 a.m. to the hour of service.
Interment will be in Pine Forest Cemetery, Homerville.
“Tricia” or “Pat,” as she was affectionately known, was born March 25, 1947 in Cantre, Ala., the first child born to the late Ross and Betty Barclay. She grew up in Homerville where she attended school in the public system and graduated from Homerville High School.
She continued her education at Fort Valley State University, receiving a bachelor of art degree in home economics in 1971. She relocated to New Brunswick, N.J., after college and was employed and retired from Marriott Distribution.
She was a faithful member of Antioch Christian Church in New Brunswick, N.J., under the leadership of the Rev. Marion C. Hannah for many years where she served on the usher board. Recently she and her husband, Paul, moved to Florence, S.C.
On Sunday (Aug. 9, 2015) the Lord called her from her earthly home to her heavenly home in Florence, S.C. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Ross Barclay.
Those left to cherish her memory include a devoted husband, Paul Russell; a daughter, Subrena Cooper (Charles), of Homerville; a son, Eric W. Barclay, of New Brunswick, N.J.; four grandchildren, Charla, Combra, Nia and Eric Jr. “J.”; one great-granddaughter, Wynter; an aunt, Ethel Cowser, of Centre, Ala.; a special devoted niece, Stefferdy Barlow; two sisters-in-law, Marie Barclay and Francis Barclay; special friends, James and Liz Newsome, Joe Lee and Barbara Holmes, Phil and Doris East; numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home of Homerville.

Ben Reuben Taylor
Ben Reuben Taylor, 73, died Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 12, 2015) at his residence following a short illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

Linda Moody Harris
Linda Moody Harris, 70, died Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 11, 2015) at the Jane and Bill Warren Center for Caring of Northeast Florida Community Hospice in Fernandina, Fla., after an extended illness.
A native of Lumberton, N.C., she lived most of her life in Waycross but resided the past 20 years in Yulee, Fla. She was a homemaker and member of Community Baptist Church in Yulee, Fla.
She was the daughter of the late Enos Capers Moody and Lennie Parker Moody. She was also preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
Survivors include her husband, Lawton Tommy Harris Sr., of Yulee, Fla.; one daughter, Cynthia Smart (husband, Randy), of Waycross; one son, Lawton Tommy Harris Jr. (wife, Merry), of Folkston; four grandchildren, Lawton Tommy Harris III, of Yulee, Fla., Kenneth Wayne Harris (wife, Alecia), of Folkston, Vernon Harris (wife, Crystal), of Folkston, and Randy Lee Smart Jr., of Waycross; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Patricia Oaks (husband, Mark), of Virginia, Debbie Finkley (husband, Mike), of Virginia, and Joyce Baldwin, of North Georgia; three brothers, Billy Moody (wife, Sarah), of North Georgia, Bobby Moody (wife, Cheryl), of Virginia, and the Rev. Lonnie Baldwin (wife, Brenda), of Waycross; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at High Bluff Cemetery.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Myrtle Jane Strickland
Myrtle Jane Griffin Strickland, 94, died Wednesday morning (Aug. 12, 2015) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities following an extended illness.
She was a native of Brantley County who lived most of her life in the Laura Walker Park Community of Ware County.
She was the wife of the late Matthew Avant Strickland. She was also preceded in death by a son, Gary Ferrell Strickland, and her parents, Burnis Griffin and Myrtie Altman Griffin.
She was a member of Pierce Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Jane May, of Waycross, and Jo Ann Burquez (husband, David), of Columbiana, Ala.; her grandchildren, Cynthia Ward, of Waycross, Christopher May (wife, Karen), of Hahira, Heidee Vansant (husband, Wayne), of Columbiana, Ala., Julie Jackson (husband, Brian), of Orlando, Fla., Pamela Harms (husband, Stewart), of Colleyville, Texas, Sharon Peoples (husband, David), of Alabaster, Ala., Jason Strickland, of Blackshear, and Justin Strickland, of Atlanta; her great-grandchildren, Matthew Hendrickson, Jessica Hendrickson, William Culverhouse III, Brittany Washington (husband, Alexander), Meghan Moore, Austin Jackson, Ivy Peoples and Eliza Jane May; her great-great-grandchildren, Joshua Hendrickson, Olivia Hendrickson and Brayden Hendrickson; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives, special friends and the staff of Baptist Village.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday at Music Funeral Home.
Sympathy can be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Robert Chase
ORANGE PARK, Fla. — Robert Chase, 83, of Orange Park, Fla., passed away Tuesday (Aug. 11, 2015) at his residence following an illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear.

James ‘Jimmy’ Dukes
James Randall “Jimmy” Dukes, 76, died Wednesday (Aug. 12, 2015) at Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville, following a long illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

Mary Bennett Murray
Mary Eveline Cox Bennett Murray, 79, died Wednesday morning (Aug. 12, 2015) at her residence in Millwood following an extended illness.
She was a native of Manor and lived most of her life in Millwood. She was married to her first husband, Billy Melvin Bennett, until his death June 28, 1999. She was later married to John Harvey Murray Sr. until his death July 10, 2013.
She was the daughter of the late Edgar Pierce Cox and Louise Fitchett Cox. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Eleanor Cox Bennett, and two brothers Elmer Wilson “Rooney” Cox Sr. and Elbert F. Cox.
She retired in 2000 as a service representative with the Social Security Administration after 30 years of service. She was a member of Camp Branch Church of God of Prophecy.
Survivors include two sons, Dudley Bennett (wife, Shirley), of Pearson, and Terry Bennett (wife, Bobbie), of Millwood; three grandchildren, Michelle Mullis (husband, Reef), of Pearson, Eric Bennett (wife, Terra), of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Terry Bennett, of Waycross; six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Earnestine Morgan (the Rev. Fred), of Manor, Eyvonne Hannah (husband, Maurice), of Waycross, Elaine Lupo (husband, Jody), of Manor, and Eula Mae Adams (husband, Dennis), of Quitman; a brother, Johnny Cox (wife, Nokie), of Columbus; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at Music Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary L. Raulerson
Mrs. Mary Lois Raulerson, 78, of Waycross, died late Wednesday night (Aug. 12, 2015) at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.