James Nathan Dixon
James Nathan Dixon, 54, died suddenly Saturday morning (July 30, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health Systems of Waycross.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross. He attended New Life Church in Blackshear.
He is the son of the late Eugene Franklin Dixon.
Survivors include his wife, Mamie Pierce Dixon, of Waycross; two step-children, Tony Davis, of Waycross, and Sherry Strickland, of Dixie Union; two step-grandchildren, Timothy Wade Strickland and Anna Strickland; his mother, Dorothy M. Simpson Dixon, of Waycross; one sister, Eugenia Dixon, of Waycross; one brother, Bruce Allen Dixon, of Sebastian, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral was to be held at 11 a.m. today at New Life Church. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family was to receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. today at the church.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
HICKOX — Virgil Rowell, 87, of Nahunta, passed away Sunday (July 31, 2016) at his residence following an extended illness.
Born in Nahunta, his parents were David Franklin Rowell and Emma Conner Rowell.
He was also preceded in death by two grandsons, Scotty Roberson and Dylan Herrin, six brothers, Dellie, Norman, Tillman, Leon, Dennis Rowell and Willie White, four sisters, Elma Stewart, Pauline Harper, Ida Stone, Mary Harris, a son-in-law, Franklin DePratter, and his in-laws, Ralph and Lois Herrin.
He loved farming, making cakes, gardening and was also a Sunday School teacher. He attended to elders and was a servant to all. But most of all he loved his school bus kids and family.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy Ann “Dottie” Herrin Rowell, of Hickox; one son Randy Rowell (Denise), of Hickox; three daughters, Hazel Depratter, of Hickox, Ann Depratter (Lamar), of Hickox, Gail Roberson, of Nahunta; one sister, Lorena Strickland, of Nahunta; one sister-in-law, Lillian Batten, of Nahunta; 10 grandchildren, Brian Depratter (Christie), of Hickox, Marlon Depratter (Cayla ), of Raybon, Ashleigh Roberson, of Hickox, Amanda Herrin, of Nahunta, Dacia Olson (Eric), of Ludowici, Brandon Rowell (Elizabeth), of Hickox, Jamie Rowell, of Hickox, Erica Rowell (Tyler Johns), of Hickox, Brandy Gill (Robbie), of Offerman; 18 great-grandchildren, Jay, Joey, Kaity, Kelly, Raegan, Caislyn, Michah, and Lila Depratter, Colby and Faith Morris, Blake Raulerson, Braizlyn Albritton, Little Eric Olson, Dylan Herrin, Hunter and Cole Gill and Annilynn and Ross Johns.
Visitation will be held today at 6 p.m. at Hickox Baptist Church, Hickox.
A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Hickox Baptist Church with the Rev. Jamie Giddens and the Rev. Jerry Johns officiating.
Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a nephew, Brian Depratter, Brandon Rowell, Marlon Rowell, Jay Depratter, Joey Depratter, Colby Morris, Blake Raulerson, Ashleigh Roberson, Alan Strickland, Amanda Herrin, Jamie Rowell, Erica Rowell, Little Erica Olson, Katie and Kelly Depratter.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at fryefh.com
Clyde Lewis Godwin
BLACKSHEAR — Clyde Lewis Godwin, 89, of Blackshear, passed away early Monday morning (Aug. 1, 2016) at the Pierce County Nursing Home.
Born in Blackshear on March 27, 1927, he had lived in Pierce County all of his life. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II.
He was the former owner and operator of Godwin’s Body Shop & Used Cars which he opened in 1960. After retiring in 1973, he worked with his daughter in her greenhouse and later at her flower shop, The Potting Shed. His hobbies included gardening and working in his yard (which he thoroughly enjoyed).
He was a member of First Baptist Church where he was a deacon and member of the Men’s Fellowship Sunday School class.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who believed in paying compliments and making people feel good whether they were family of not.
He was a son of the late Berry Ann and Eliza Yawn Godwin. He was also preceded in death by both of his sisters, Gladys Strickland and Leona Beville, and by three brothers, Claude Godwin, J.C. Godwin and L.E. Godwin.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Edna DePratter Godwin, of Blackshear; his daughter and son-in-law, Diane and David Crawford, of Brunswick; a brother and sister-in-law, Clinton and Margaret Godwin, of Blackshear; a granddaughter, Kristin (Ian) Kaszans; twin great-grandsons, Aidan and James Kaszans; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock at First Baptist Church.
Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Blackshear Cemetery.
The family kindly requests deacons of First Baptist Church to serve as honorary pallbearers. They are asked meet at the church by 10:30 Thursday morning.
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.
Mother Claudia Lee McGauley Wilcox, 74, of Blackshear, passed Saturday (July 30, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
The family is receiving friends at the residence of her brother and sister-in-law, James and Annette McGauley.
The arrangements and a complete list of survivors will be announced later by Rainge Memorial Chapel.
Robert Golden Sr.
Robert Golden Sr., 77, died Tuesday morning (Aug. 2, 2016) at his residence after a short illness.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.
Dr. Ray Shealy Eleazer
A funeral for Dr. Ray Shealy Eleazer was held Monday morning at Grace Episcopal Church with the Rev. Kit Brinson officiating.
Pallbearers were Sam Nash, Clay Stockwell, Chance Jowers, Tony Gordon, Larry Purdom, Jim Brown and Norman Swain.
Junior Pallbearers were Lawton Nash, Chap Nash and Sam Nash.
Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery. Military honors were provided by the Honor Guard of Ft. Stewart Army Base. Masonic rites were conducted by the Waycross Masonic Lodge No. 305 F&AM.