Officer ‘Tim’ Smith
EASTMAN — Officer Timothy Kevin “Tim” Smith, 30, of Eastman, died Saturday (Aug. 13, 2016) in the line of duty in Eastman.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Dodge County High School gymnasium with Pastor Dahl McDermitt officiating.
Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Officer Smith was a native of Bacon County and was of the Christian Faith. He was a six-year veteran of the Eastman Police Department. His career was his life. He took his job seriously as a law enforcement officer and wore his badge proudly.
He was previously employed with the Abbeville, Uvalda, Glenwood and Jacksonville, Ga. Police Departments.
“Tim,” as he was known, enjoyed spending time with his children and his hobbies included hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tayla Laydon Smith, and paternal grandfather, Lewis G. Smith.
Survivors include his mother, Shelby Kinard Smith, of Alma; his father, Lewis “Ricky” Smith (LeeAnn), of Glenwood; fiancée, Chelsea Clark, of Eastman; two sons, Landon Smith and Lander Smith, both of Alma; daughter, Madison Smith, of Eastman; step-daughter, Kylie Clark Attaway, of Eastman; step-son, Jacob Joseph Goolsby, of Eastman; two brothers, Kelly Ray Smith (Jill), of Waycross, and Jeffery Smith (Amber), of Nicholls; a sister, Samantha Smith, of Glenwood; special brothers, Officer William Rose (Hannah), of Eastman, and Jason Park; paternal grandparents, Lamar and Rita Sanders, of Eastman; maternal grandparents, Richard and Ruth Kinard, of Chapin, S.C.; in-laws, Eddie and Gail Attaway, of Eastman; numerous cousins and friends.
The family may be contacted at the Smith residence, 876 Pete Sapp Road, Eastman, and will receive friends at Eastman First Baptist Church from 11 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. Thursday.
“Eastman 205 is now 10-7; 10-42.”
Memorial contributions may be made to the community fund for Officer Tim Smith at any Citizens Bank and Trust Company Branch or through a Go Fund Me Account for Officer Tim “Turtle” Smith.
Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home of Eastman is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.stokes-southerland.com
Carolyn H. Green
Carolyn Ruby Hannans Green, 53, of Folkston, passed away Sunday (Aug. 14, 2016) in Jacksonville, Fla., following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Folkston, Sept. 9, 1962. She was formerly a member of Jerusalem Holiness Church on Folkston and currently served a secretary at Macedonia Baptist Church in St. George.
She began her career with the Charlton County School System as lead teacher in the Head Start Program, a substitute teacher and served 13 years as a paraprofessional at the elementary and middle school.
She was preceded in death by her brother, John Earl Hannans, a brother-in-law, Garfield Green, and a sister-in-law, Kathleen Green.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Wesley Green; a daughter, Brittany Green; a son, Johnlin Green; a granddaughter, Kiara Dickerson; her parents, Henry L. Hannans Sr. and Ruby Lee Hamilton Hannans; three sisters, Connie Smith, Rose Hannans and Cherylin Adim (Victor); four brothers, Richard Hannans (Etoria), Donald Hannans, Henry L. Hannans Jr. (Linda), Harold Hannans (Ethel); her mother-in-law, Lucille Haywood (husband, Troy); eight brothers-in-law, Emory Green, Eddie James Green, Connie Green (Barbara Ann), Melvin Green, Freddie Green (Martina), Ernest Green (Colestine), Perry Green (Stephanie), Edward Green (Sherilanda); a sister-in-law, Brenda Lee Brown (Raymond); and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Jerusalem Holiness Church in Folkston with the Rev. Gregory Washington officiating and the Rev. Terrence Pender presiding.
Burial will follow in St. George Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest register at www.shepardrobersonfh.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard Roberson Funeral Home, Folkston.
Early Griffin, 91, of Waycross, died Monday morning (Aug. 15, 2016) at his residence after an extended illness.
He was born in Wausau, Fla., to the late Oscar and Lettie Griffin. He grew up in Marianna, Fla., and entered active duty service on July 5, 1943 with the United States Navy. Over the next three years, his duty assignments included NAAS Sauley Field and United States Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla., NATTC Norman, Okla., USNAS Lake City, Fla., and NAS Beaufort, S.C.
During this time, he served in the Pacific Theater (Philippines) for one year. He was an Aviation Ordinance man Third Class and was honorably discharged on April 11, 1946.
On May 20, 1949, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into the United States Army Armored Calvary Reserve. He served in the 443d Engineer Battalion. Over the next few years, he attended a variety of courses including the Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Explosive and Demolitions Courses, and the Armored Company Officer’s Course.
He entered active duty service on Jan. 13, 1951 with the 44th Tank Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, N.C. From 1951-1952 2nd Lt. Griffin was deployed to the Korean Peninsula for one year of combat operations.
Upon completion of his service in the Korean War, he returned back to the Reserves to the rank of Captain. Capt. Griffin was honorably discharge on Sept. 19, 1960.
He attended college in California and graduated from Auburn University. He was a salesman for Wyeth Pharmaceutical Company and retired in the early 1980’s. He was of the Baptist faith and loved life and Waycross.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Tharpe Griffin.
Survivors include two daughters, June G. Willis, of Waycross, and Jean Attaway (husband, Roddy), of Martinez; one son, Ronald Griffin, of Camden County; seven grandchildren, Judge Michael Gailey (wife, Laura), of Eatonton, LTC Col. Patrick Willis (wife, Melissa), of Washington, D.C., Christopher Willis, of Vidalia, Marie McCarthy, of Richmond County, Jenny Long, of Richmond County, Emily Nelson (husband, Brian), of Waycross, Ronson Griffin, of Waycross; numerous great-grandchildren; one brother, ED Griffin, of Marianna, Fla.; two sisters, Mae Roberts and Patricia Pineda, both of Marianna, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are with Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Dr. W.L. Pomeroy Jr.
Dr. William L. Pomeroy Jr., 80, of Waycross, died Saturday (Aug. 13, 2016) at Gentiva Hospice in Athens after an extended illness.
Dr. Pomeroy was born in Waycross to the late William L. and Charlotte Weigel Pomeroy and lived most of his life in Waycross. He was a graduate of Davidson College and Emory University Medical School. He served his country by joining the United States Air Force.
Before serving his country he received his doctorate and became a Doctor of Internal Medicine. After his service he became an Internal Medicine Physician where he served and provided care to many families in Southeast Georgia.
Dr. Pomeroy was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Waycross for many years where he served faithfully, the American Rose Society and the American College of Physicians.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Anna Gordon Lewis Pomeroy, he was also preceded in death by his second wife, Sally Ford Pomeroy.
He is survived by two daughters, Alice P. Soderman (husband, Richard) and Anna Charlotte Pomeroy; a son, William L. Pomeroy III (wife, Lisa); a granddaughter, Elizabeth Sarah Pomeroy; two sisters, Charlotte Miller and Ann Asbury; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A visitation will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon at Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
A private graveside service will be held at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 78423, Atlanta, Ga., 30357, American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123 or the charity of one’s choice.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Rodney Wayne Sauls
Rodney Wayne Sauls, 47, of Blackshear, passed away late Monday night (Aug. 15, 2016) at Mayo Health System in Waycross from injuries sustained from an auto accident.
Born in Blackshear Sept. 26, 1968, he lived in Pierce County all of his life. A 1986 graduate of Pierce County High School, he went on to own and operate his own business, Economic Pest Control. He was a devoted member of Bridge Community Church where he was very involved in his Community Group and the Men’s Worship Ministry which included working with the sound and lighting at the church.
He loved attending Christian concerts and sharing his faith with others. Never meeting a stranger, he loved to talk to people but also enjoyed listening to them. He was a loving son, husband, father and brother and was a true Georgia Bulldogs fan.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Marie O’Steen Sauls, of Blackshear; his daughter, Jessica Sauls, of Blackshear; his son, Jacob Sauls, of Blackshear; his parents, Robert and Louise Jones Sauls, of Blackshear; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Robbie and Ronda Sauls and Randy Sauls, all of Blackshear; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and numerous friends.
The funeral will be held Thursday evening at 6 o’clock at Bridge Community Church.
Interment will be in the Shiloh Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 5 until 6 at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Renovation Project at Bridge Community Church, 419 Main St., Blackshear, Ga. 31516.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.