William A. Thomas
William “Poppy” Arlon Thomas, 75, of Richmond Hill, passed away suddenly Friday (Aug. 14, 2015) at home.
He was born on Sept. 7, 1939 in Manor. He attended Manor High School, class of 1957 and attended Southern Technical College. He retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation in June 1989 after 34 years of service as a bituminous construction engineer.
He loved to dance and enjoyed hunting, fishing, sitting on his dock and watching Braves baseball. He was married to Sarah Williams Thomas on Aug. 15, 1981 and they were married for 34 wonderful years.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah; sister, Shirley Storey; mother-in-law, Veda Boondry; his faithful companion, Lucy; his children, Jay (Amy) Williams, Chris (Gaye) Williams, Steve (Jeannie) Thomas, Elizabeth Williams and Cathy Thomas Bazemore; his grandchildren, Jared (Tiffany) Williams, Lance Williams, Brandy Williams, Jason Tomlinson, William Andrew Tomlinson, Brittini Thomas, Matthew Williams, Sydney Tomlinson, Gage (Amber) Govero, Kaci Govero, Alex Thomas, Caroline Williams, Brittany Williams, Casey Lovett, Brenna Bazemore, Rebecca Thomas and Chandler Tomlinson; four great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Harvey Thomas and Ruby Thomas Corbitt, and his brother, James “Buster” Thomas.
In lieu of flowers remembrances may be given to the St. Anne’s Building Fund, P.O. Box 648, Richmond Hill, Ga. 31324.
Arrangements are with Carter Funeral Home, 10512 Ford Ave., Richmond Hill, Ga. 31324.
Visitation will be held this evening at the funeral home from 6 until 8 o’clock.
His funeral will be officiated by Father Joseph Smith on Tuesday at noon at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 10550 Ford Ave., Richmond Hill.
Sympathy may be offered at at www.carterbryanchapel.com

James Farley Music Sr.
James Farley “Monk” Music Sr., 51, died Saturday morning (Aug. 15, 2015) at his brother’s residence following an extended illness.
He was a native of and lived most of his life in Waycross. He was the son of the late Herbert Dolan Music.
He was a farmer with Mixon Farms and attended Mt. Green Church of God of Prophecy.
Survivors include his wife, Tamela Music, of Jacksonville, Fla.; his children, James Farley Music Jr., of Waycross, Jennifer Music, of Valdosta, Jesse Music, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Noah Music, of Jacksonville, Fla.; his grandchildren, James Farley Music III and McKenzie Music, both of Waycross; his mother, Sadie Smith Music, of Waycross, a sister, Rose Spivey (husband, Bud), of Waycross; two brothers, Ronn Music (wife, Delaine), of Millwood, and Robert Music (wife, Debra), of Orlando, Fla.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral was scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Telmore Cemetery.
The family received friends Sunday evening at Music Funeral Home.
Sympathy can be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Frank ‘Papa’ Lee
Frank “Papa” Lee, 80, died Saturday night (Aug. 15, 2015) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House following an extended illness.
He was a native of Fairfax, and lived most of his life in Ware County. He was the son of the late Andrew Jackson Lee and Beulah Naomi Roberts Lee. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Ferrell Lee. He served with the United States Army.
He retired in 1985 as a machine operator with St. Regis Paper Company in Jacksonville, Fla., after 35 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith and had been a member of the former Bible Baptist Church of Waycross. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Joy Dell Lee, of Waycross; children the Rev. Timothy John Dell (wife, Debra), White Dell, of Gainesville, and Irene Dell Campbell (husband, Lon Overton Campbell), of Franklin, Tenn.; grandchildren, Cory Lee Dell, of Nashville, Tenn., John Matthew Dell, of Atlanta, Lee Overton Campbell and Molly Ann Campbell, of Franklin, Tenn.; a brother, Fred Earnest Lee (wife, Betty), of Jacksonville, Fla.; two nephews, Fred Earnest Lee Jr. (wife, Karen), of Jacksonville, Fla., and Dr. Clay Andrew Lee (wife, Eva), of Waycross; a niece, Kimberly Ann Raulerson (husband, James Michael Raulerson), of Waycross; and other relatives.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice Satilla Hospice House, c/o Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501 or to the Telmore Cemetery Fund, c/o Harriett Hall, 6500 Gopher Road, Millwood, Ga. 31552.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Music Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. Tuesday at Music Funeral Home.
Sympathy can be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Bennett Murray
A funeral for Mary Eveline Cox Bennett Murray took place Saturday afternoon in the Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Morgan, the Rev. Clayton Davis and the Rev. Ricky Knox officiating.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Harvey Spivey, Dale Spivey, Kale Spivey, Bruce Morgan, Carl Lupo and Jeffrey Cox.

Mary Baldwin Wright
A celebration of life for Mary Baldwin Wright took place Saturday afternoon in the Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Thomas Smith Jr., Prophet Willis Hunt and Minister Shawn Taylor officiating.
Burial was in Telmore Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Lawrence Sloan, Willie Baldwin, Jerry Baldwin, Travis Bell, George Baldwin III and Samuel Baldwin.
Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Baldwin, Lawrence Baldwin, Harold Baldwin, Sam Baldwin, WIllie Baldwin and Shalone Baldwin.

Linda Moody Harris
A graveside service for Linda Moody Harris took place Saturday morning in High Bluff Cemetery with the Rev. Hart Peeples and the Rev. Lonnie Baldwin officiating.
Serving as pallbearers were Lawton Harris, Kenneth Harris, Randy Smart, Sam Melton, Shane McCance, Andrew McCance and Terry Harvey.
Arrangements were with Music Funeral Home.

Mary Lois Raulerson
A funeral for Mary Lois Raulerson was held Saturday morning at Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David White officiating.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

James Randall Dukes
A funeral for James Randall “Jimmy” Dukes took place Sunday afternoon at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Lonnie Skinner and the Rev. Jerry Chancey officiating.
Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Richard “Choo Choo” Germano, Doug Walker, Mark Souter, Dwayne Taylor, David Nichols, Pat Reid, Kenny Dasher, Vincent Harrelson, Donnie James and Mel Waters.
Ellis McAninch and Darrell Blocker were honorary.
Arrangements were with Music Funeral Home.

Myrtle Jane Strickland
A funeral for Myrtle Jane Griffin Strickland took place Sunday afternoon in the Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mickey Gloss and Cecelia Gloss officiating.
Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Serving as active pallbearers were Jason Strickland, Justin Strickland, Chris May, Forrest Griffin, David Peoples and Wesley Crews.

Naomi Bryson Winn
BRISTOL — The funeral for Naomi Josephine Bryson Winn, 90, was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church.
Officiating was the Rev. Steve Hughes.
Interment was in the Piney Grove Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were her grandsons, Scotty Scott, Robbie Winn, Wesley Barber, Grayson Thomas, Daniel Gilleon, Lee Winn, Rhett Barber, Bryson Thomas and Chael Gilleon.
Honorary pallbearers were the Young-at-Heart group.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.