Lucille J. Sweat
Kathryn Lucille Jones Sweat, 91, of Waycross, went to her Heavenly home Saturday afternoon (Aug. 27, 2016).
“Lucille,” also affectionately known as “Mama” and “Mimi” to many, had a glorious Home-going surrounded by her family as they sang church hymns and praised the Lord for a long wonderful life.
She was born in Dupont, in Clinch County, to the late B.D. and Mattie Register Jones. She lived in Waycross from the age of 16 and graduated from Waycross High School in 1942. She was the epitome of a genuine Southern lady.
She and her late husband, Probate Judge Marcus Lee Sweat Jr., were married for 62 years until his death Aug. 31, 2007.
During their marriage, they enjoyed travelling, square dancing and spending time with family and friends. Their home was a haven to all, especially for friends of their three daughters. She was a devoted homemaker and was involved in several social organizations.
She was a faithful servant and loved the Lord. For more than 60 years, she was a very dedicated and active member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the John Wesley Sunday School Class. Her love for piano and music began at an early age in her childhood church, and she played the piano for her adult Sunday School class for many years. She was a member of the United Methodist Women where she was active in the circle groups and always enjoyed hosting groups in her home.
In 1976 she helped begin the tradition of making Chrismon ornaments for Christmas trees in the church. She also enjoyed attending the church’s Widows and Singles group.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Probate Judge Marcus L. Sweat Jr., and one brother, B.D. Jones.
Survivors include three daughters, Marcia Sweat Kilmark (husband, Wayne), of Waycross, Kathy Sweat Dobson (husband, Charles), of Fernandina Beach, Fla., Sandy Sweat Haut (husband Joseph), of Waycross; four grandchildren, Lauren Kilmark Cox (husband Chris), of Waycross, Whitney Kilmark, of Waycross, Jody Haut Everson (husband, Zak), of Dallas, Texas, Benjamin Joseph Haut, of Dallas, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Austin Lynn Everson, Hank Zakery Everson and Cohen Wesley Cox; one sister-in-law, Carolyn Jones, of Waycross; one brother-in-law, Charles Sweat (wife, Cotton) of Ponce Inlet, Fla.; one niece, Paula Jones Margiotta; two nephews, David Jones and David Sweat; and several other relatives.
A funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock at Trinity United Methodist Church. Entombment will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Debra Sturges Andrews
Debra Sturges Andrews, 64, died Sunday morning (Aug. 28, 2016) at Clinch Healthcare of Homerville following an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.
Michael W. Sheffield
Michael Wayne Sheffield, 56, of Blackshear, passed away Sunday afternoon (Aug. 28, 2016) at his residence from injuries he received in an accident.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.
Lindee M. Dixon
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Lindee Michelle Dixon, 42, was held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. Donnie Tuten.
Interment was in the Blackshear Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Brad Fitzgerald, Zach Byrd, Doug Martin, Shelby Moore, Michael Byrd and David Williams.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Pierce County High School class of 1992.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Pat T. Sylvester
A funeral for Pat T. Sylvester took place Sunday afternoon in the Music Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Bill Mullis officiating.
Burial was in Bennett Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were David Barbee, A.J. Barbee, Devon Rios, Tyler Murray, Sly Slvester, Ramone Novoa and Hampton Thomason.
A memorial service for Charlotte R. Dawkins took place Saturday afternoon in the Music Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Azuloy Burse officiating.