Lindee Michelle Dixon
Lindee Michelle Dixon, 42, of Waycross, formerly of Blackshear, passed away Monday (Aug. 22, 2016) at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.
Tanya Hayes Kildow
Tanya Hayes Kildow, 72, died Tuesday morning (Aug. 23, 2016) at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born in Jacksonville, Fla., but resided most of her life in Waycross. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
She was a daughter of the late Junior Maurice Hayes and Margaret Ann Flanders Hayes.
She was survived by her husband, Gary E. Kildow, of Waycross; three children, Gary Keith Kildow, of Jacksonville, Fla., Michael Parrish Kildow (Amanda), of Waycross, and Kimberly Waters (Eric), of Waycross; seven grandchildren, Blake Kildow, Hannah Waters, Dawson Jewell, Haylee Waters, Ariel Kildow, Kyla Henderson and Braden Kildow; four siblings, Toby Hayes Britt (John), of Patterson, Ronald Lee Hayes (Ann), of Waycross, Frankie Maurice Hayes (Winnie), of Blackshear, and Don Mitchell Hayes, of Waycross; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening at Music Funeral Home from 6 until 8 o’clock.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
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., but 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. 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.
James Clifton Lee
A funeral for James Clifton Lee was held Tuesday morning at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Alan Peacock and the Rev. Melvin Kramer officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jamie Crews, Danny Fales, Dennis Fales, Donnie Fales, Brian Lee and Ronnie Music.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Hollis John Bratcher
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Hollis John Bratcher, 87, was held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Officiating was Elder Travis Dixon.
Interment was in the High Bluff Cemetery.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.