Lawton Harris Sr.
Lawton “Tommy” Harris Sr., 78, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 26, 2015) at Quality Health of Fernandina in Fernandina, Fla.
A Waycross native, he resided the last 20 years in Yulee, Fla. He was formerly employed by Griffis Gas Company in Jacksonville, Fla., and he was a member of Community Baptist Church in Yulee, Fla.
He was the son of the late James D. Harris Sr. and Pauline Scott Harris. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Moody Harris, one sister, Catherine Harris, two sisters-in-law and five brothers-in-law.
Survivors include one daughter, Cynthia Smart (Randy), of Waycross; one son, Lawton Tommy Harris Jr. (Merry), of Folkston; four grandchildren, Lawton Tommy Harris III, of Yulee, Fla., Kenneth Wayne Harris (Alecia), of Folkston, Vernon Harris (Crystal), of Folkston, and Randy Lee Smart Jr., of Waycross; one brother, James Harris Jr. (Diane), of Waycross; four brothers-in-law, Billy Moody (Sarah), Bobby Moody (Cheryl), Mike Finklea, and the Rev. Lonnie Baldwin (Brenda); two sisters-in-law, Patricia Oakes (Mark) and Joyce Baldwin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at High Bluff Cemetery.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Mary Lois Troupe
Mary Lois Troupe, 68, died Wednesday morning (Aug. 26, 2015) at Shady Acres Health and Rehabilitation in Douglas following an extended illness.
She was born in Pearson and had lived most of her life in Atkinson County. She was a homemaker of the Baptist faith.
She was a daughter of the late Leroy Griffin and Mary Lou Murray Griffin. She was married to the late Grover Troupe and also preceded in death by a son, Grover Gene Troupe.
She is survived by her two sons, Troy Lee Smith and Tommy Lee Smith, both of Nahunta; two sisters, Patsy Spivey, of Alma, and Shirley Tanzer, of Douglas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Theron Douglas Mullis
Theron Douglas Mullis Sr., 75, went to be with his Lord praising His Name Wednesday evening (Aug. 26, 2015) at his residence in Atkinson after an extended illness.
A self-employed contractor and native of Wayne County, he was a member of Grace Chapel Ministries and Brunswick Carpenter Union. For all time, he will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband and father.
He is the son of the late Lee Roy Mullis and Tennie Denison Mullis. He was preceded in death by one sister, Eleanor Mullis Lariscy, and a granddaughter, Piper Jacobs.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 35 years, Joy Allison Dean Mullis, of Atkinson; eight children, Teresa Ann Mullis Crosby (Wayne), of Screven, Victor Theron Mullis, of Screven, Tonya D. Mullis Clark (David), of Griffin, Michael Brandon Dean (Tina), of Blackshear, Wendy L. Mullis, of Hortense, Theron Douglas Mullis Jr. (Belinda), of Blackshear, Jade Mullis Jacobs (Tony), of Brantley County, and Summer Mullis Dixon (Kevin), of Brantley County; 27 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, the Rev. Marien Mullis (Zee), of Waycross, Stanton Mullis (Faye), of Jesup, and Gary Mullis (Dianne), of St. Augustine, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the home of his son, Doug, 6898 Clark Road, Blackshear, with the Rev. Joe King officiating.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Rev. Fred J. Morgan
The Rev. Fred J. Morgan, 77, died Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 26, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following a short illness.
He was born in Millwood and lived most of his life in Ware County. He retired from GATX after 37.5 years and was their oldest employee, having more seniority than anyone at the time of his retirement.
He was also an avid fisherman and gardner.
He was a member of Camp Branch Church of God of Prophecy. He became an ordained minister in the Church of God of Prophecy and graduated from Bible Training Institute in Cleveland, Tenn.
He was a son of the late David Archie Morgan and Ada Bennett Morgan.
He is survived by his wife, Earnestine Cox Morgan, of Manor; a daughter, Sandra Morgan, of Manor; a son, the Rev. Bruce A. Morgan (Missy), of Folkston; three grandchildren, Ashlea Smith (Kevin), Kaitlyn Morgan and Jacob Morgan; one great-grandson, Waylon Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at Camp Branch Church of God of Prophecy. Burial will follow in Camp Branch Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening at Music Funeral Home from 6 until 8 o’clock.
Ministers attending the funeral are asked to serve as honorary pallbearers.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Genevieve G. Embury
Genevieve Johnette Griffis Embury, 91, died early Thursday morning (Aug. 27, 2015) at Satilla Care Nursing Home following an extended illness.
She was a native of Waycross but lived 10 years of her married life in her husband’s birthplace, Rochester, N.Y., and 45 years in Orlando, Fla., before moving back to Waycross in 1998.
She was the recipient of the prestigious award, “Caregiver of the Year” for the State of Georgia in 2011, presented by former first lady Rosalynn Carter. She was an extraordinary caregiver, caring for her invalid son, Stephen Embury, for 45 years, following a tragic accident which permanently disabled him.
She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the Living Church of God. She and her husband, George, were pillars and examples in the church for many years, and were known to be a source of strength and encouragement to others during the years they were active.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Albert Embury, of Waycross, parents, Oscar Stephens Griffis and Mary Magdalene Crosby Griffis, both of Waycross, her brother, Sherod Griffis, of Winder, her daughter, Nancy Embury Hall, of Lindale, Texas, and her great-grandson, Isaac Stephen Hall, of Alabaster, Ala.
Survivors include her son, Stephen Mead Embury, of Waycross; son-in-law, Daniel C. Hall, of Grayson; granddaughter, Jennifer Hall Colon (Reynaldo), of Waxhaw, N.C.; grandson, Stephen Hall (Elizabeth), of Alabaster, Ala.; great-grandchildren, Genevieve Isabella Colon, Vivian Elise Colon and Jacob Nathaniel Colon, of Waxhaw, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Emma Joyle Hall and Julia Elizabeth Hall, of Alabaster, Ala.; one sister, Winifred Griffis Pierce, of Waycross; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 1 until 2 o’clock at Music Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Jack Tatum
Jack Tatum, 56, died suddenly Wednesday (Aug. 26, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
He was born in Waycross and lived most of his life in Ware County. He was also a member of Swamp Road Baptist Church and formerly employed with Clayton Homes of Waycross.
He was son of the late Cleve Tatum and Burie Griffin. He was preceded in death by four siblings, John C. Tatum Jr., Randy Tatum, Mary Tatum and Marie Tatum.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Tatum. of Blackshear; three sons, Mark Tompkins. of Orlando, Fla., Mitch Tompkins (Amy), of Blackshear, and Matthew Tompkins, of Blackshear; eight grandchildren, Taylor Tompkins, Griffin Tompkins, Layton Tompkins, Garrett Tompkins, Rhyan Tompkins, Miller Tompkins, Mattox Tompkins and Mara Tompkins; two sisters, Virginia Thomas (Charles), of Waycross, and Hazel Wade (Joe), of Blackshear; a brother, Dewey Griffin (Karen), of Blackshear; a step-brother, Michael Griffin (Dale), of Brantley County; a step-sister, Judy McDonald (Calvin), of Brantley County; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Swamp Road Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Swamp Road Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this 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