Bobby ‘Hock’ Herst
Bobby “Hock” Herst died July 24, 2016. He would have been 73 years old on Aug. 27.
He was born in Orlando, Fla., and he lived most of life in Waycross. He graduated from Ware County High School in 1963. He served eight years in the National Guard. He worked most of his adult life as a corrections officer for the state of Georgia.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Pat Herst, his father, Marcus Kellam, and his daughter, Samantha “Sam” Fowler.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sonjie Herst; his grandsons, Dakota Fowler and Brandon Hornsby; his step-son, Brad Hornsby (wife, Stephanie); three sisters, Donna Jones (husband, Wes), Rhonda Kellam and Judi Kellam; several nieces and nephews.
He lost his five-year battle with cancer on July 24. His body was cremated and a celebration of life ceremony will be held Saturday (Aug. 27) at Lake Ware from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Food will be served after the ceremony, but anyone who would like may bring a covered dish, especially desserts.
He was an avid NASCAR fan and a die-hard Dale Earnhardt Sr. fan. He also liked fishing and visiting the mountains, which is why as soon as it was possible he moved there permanently and for the last four years had been living in Murphy, N.C.
He would want us to give a very special thank you to Pastor Farris Reid, Steve Adams and David Taylor and everyone at New Zion Baptist Church in Farner, Tenn., for leading him to the Lord in January 2012.
Also, a special thank you to some of his long-time friends, Glen Taylor, Frank Sports, Pat and Peggy Wiggins, Jimmy and Suzanne Raulerson for coming to visit Bobby during his last few months. Those visits really meant a lot to him and he did thoroughly enjoy reminiscing about old times.
Everyone is invited to attend and help celebrate his life.

Dr. W.L. Pomeroy Jr.
A graveside service for Dr. William L. Pomeroy Jr. was held Saturday afternoon at Oakland Cemetery with Burt McTier officiating.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Early Griffin
A funeral for Early Griffin was held Saturday afternoon at Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ben Smith officiating.
Pallbearers were Patrick Willis, Michael Gailey, Jake Gailey, Nick Pineda, Jim Arnold, and John John Fitchett.
Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Military honors were provided by the Honor Guard of Ft. Stewart Army Base.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Robbie Lou Thigpen
A funeral for Robbie Lou Thigpen was held Monday morning at Sweat Memorial Baptist Church with Dr. Freddie Smith officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Kenny Hodges, Stephen Thigpen, Anthony Thomas, Robin Turner, Ronnie Waters and Brian Whitten.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.