Kysheem Hill Neloms
Kysheem Lawrence Hill Neloms was granted his angel wings on Monday (Aug. 17, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
He was the son of Willie Neloms and the late Kashie Hill. He was raised under the guardianship of his grandmother, Katie Mack, and the late Robert Mack. He was also the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Toby Hill.
He was surrounded by family and friends that he had touched in some small way throughout his short yet very memorable life.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Ware County Middle School, 2301 Cherokee St., Waycross.
Burial and committal service will follow at Oakland Cemetery.
His body will be in repose at the school from noon Saturday until the service hour. A repast will be held at Waycross Middle School Cafeteria, 700 Central Ave.
The cortege will assemble at the family residence, 403 Butler St., at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The family will receive friends Friday at Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross, Friday from 7 until 9 p.m.
Friends, classmates and faculty will be received at the home of his grandmother, Katie Mack, 403 Butler St., Waycross.
Sympathy may be expressed online at www.perrybrothersfuneralhome.com
Professional services are entrusted to Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.
Atkinson

Cynthia Atkinson
Cynthia Michelle Newton Atkinson was born Jan. 21, 1961 in Waycross, daughter of Geraldine Newton James.
She attended the Waycross School system. She later married Aaron C. Atkinson Sr., who was in the military, and she soon began to travel the states and overseas as a military wife. She gave birth to three loving children, Dana, Verchelle and Aaron.
Later in life she returned home to Waycross where her heart was and where she spent most of her time with her mother.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories, her mother, Geraldine Newton James; one sister, Denise Church (Gerard); two brothers, Mike Smith and Michael Newton; three children, Dana Newton (Sondra), Verchelle Atkinson (George Fullmore) and Aaron Atkinson Jr. (Danielle); one sister; five grandchildren, Deonte’ Toliver, D’Cashes Toliver, Karl Tartt, Sondrea Tartt and JaQuar McMickle; one niece, Kashanda Church; four nephews, Kentrez and Rashard Church and Dedrick and Jack Wiggins.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Lynda Wiggins.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at noon at Perry Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.
The cortege will assemble at the family residence, 506 N. Crawford St. at 11:15 a.m. Saturday.
Memorialization is by cremation.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online guest book, www.perrybrothersfuneralhome.com
Professional services are entrusted to Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.

Michael L. White
A celebration of life service for Michael L. White, 56, of Homerville, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church, Wilson Street, Homerville, where the Rev. Gregory Lordnum is pastor and the Rev. Dan Underwood, pastor of Homerville United Methodist Church, will offer words of comfort.
The body will lie in repose Saturday at the church one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in Pine Forest Cemetery, Homerville.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fluker Funeral Home, 15 Robinson St., Homerville.
He was born the second son and the sixth child of eight children to Lorraine Thomas White Richardson and the late James Nathaniel White Dec. 14, 1958, in Rochester, N.Y.
He graduated from high school in Mount Morris, N.Y. where he was a member of the track team, the football team and was a star wrestler. He entered the U.S. Army after high school where he served as a paratrooper. After his military service he settled in Chattahoochee, Fla., and worked as a brick mason with his father.
He married his high school sweetheart, Elsa, on April 18, 1987 in Chattahoochee, Fla. The couple relocated to Rochester, N.Y. where they raised three children. He continued to work as a brick mason in Rochester until his health failed him. He moved to Homerville after his health continued to decline where he found the warmer climate less discomforting of his disabling condition.
He departed this life Saturday (Aug. 15, 2015) at South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta after an illness.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Elsa Pacheco White; a daughter, Yolanda White; two sons, Curtis Michael Pacheco (Keshia) and Lougan Lathardio White (Saraid); his mother, Lorraine Thomas White Richardson; six grandchildren, Kala’lise, Zyanna, Ariel, Antonio, James and Colton; three brothers, James W. White (Donna), Biffard Shawn White and Rodney K. White; a great-aunt, Sarah McComb; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Friends are being received at his mother’s residence, 12 Brown St., Homerville.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home of Homerville.

Florance Pittman
BLACKSHEAR — Florance Marion Tyson Pittman, 88, of Blackshear, formerly of White Oak, passed away Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 18, 2015) at the Pierce County Nursing Home.
Born in Deland, Fla., Jan. 7, 1927, she lived most of her life in St. Marys and White Oak. She was a homemaker but also worked at the Suwanee Store in St. Marys for a period of time.
She loved to read and sew. She also loved to fish and had been the caretaker at the Douglas Fish Camp for a number of years.
She and her late husband always enjoyed having their family get together over the Easter and Thanksgiving holidays. Their children and grandchildren will always cherish those memories.
She was a daughter of the late William Wiley and Susie Bell Brown Tyson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Clarence Pittman, a daughter, Carol Kennison, two grandsons, Buddy Strickland and John Kennison, a sister, Dot Williamson, and a brother, William Wiley Tyson Jr.
Survivors include two daughters, Bobbie (James) Williamson, of Mershon, and Vicki Sue Harris, of Blackshear; a sister, Jeannette (Ted) Harris, of Brunswick; two brothers, Charles Tyson, of Waycross, and David (Fran) Tyson, of Jesup; a sister-in-law, Carol Jean Tyson, of Walthourville; a brother-in-law, Tommy Williamson, of White Oak; six grandchildren, Richard Kennison, Terry (Pam) Strickland, Amy Thornton, Steven Harris, Scott (Stacey) Harris, and Stephanie Harris; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Interment will be in the Blackshear City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home chapel one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to either the Building Fund or to the River Lot for Patterson Baptist Church, 5770 E. Main St., Patterson, Ga. 31557.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

Bishop Hugh Arnold
Bishop Hugh Dellis Arnold, 75, of Nahunta, passed away Tuesday (Aug. 18, 2015) at Southeast Georgia Health System, in Brunswick, following a short illness.
Born in Hoboken, he was the son of Hugh Dorsey Arnold and Edna Lucille Carter Arnold. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Jackie Arnold.
He loved the Lord and his ministry, family, composing music and writing poems, and serving others. He was minister for many years at Ivory Palace Church. He had a vision for the block on Main Street, Nahunta, and spent much of his time there.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Bonnie Berryhill Arnold, of Nahunta; two daughters and sons-in-law, Veronica and Chris Burgess, Angel and Randall McCarty, all of Nahunta; five grandchildren, Chase Burgess, of Nahunta, Austin Burgess (Katie), of Statesboro, Marissa Burgess, Garran and Ella McCarty, all of Nahunta, and a granddaughter on the way, Ava McCarty; a brother and sister-in-law, Wayne Arnold (Gwen); a sister and brother-in-law, Pat Ennis (A.W.), all of Yulee, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be this evening starting at 6 o’clock at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
The funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Ivory Palace Church with Brother Randall McCarty officiating.
Burial will follow in Pierce Chapel Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at fryefh.com

Don Pittman
Donald “Don” Pittman, 58, of Waycross, died Thursday morning (Aug. 20, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after a short illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

Dwight Bess
Dwight Bess passed away peacefully Tuesday (Aug. 18, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross with loved ones at his bedside.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.