Virginia ‘Jenny’ Green
Virginia “Jenny” Green, 70, of Nahunta, died Monday afternoon (Aug. 1, 2016) at her residence after a brief illness.
She was born in Waycross to the late Richard Cornelius and Juanita Strickland Cornelius. She lived the majority of her life in Waycross and Brantley County, settling in Nahunta for the past 16 years after her retirement. She worked for Bell-South Telephone Company for 32 years before retiring in 2000.
As her children grew up, she was a very active mom, taking them to all of their sports and activities they participated in. She loved working with her plants at home and shopping for all types of rooster and owl collectables. She loved her children and grandchildren and enjoyed any time she was able to spend with them.
She is survived by her children, Jimmy Green, of Nahunta, Michael Green, of Nahunta, Charity Blanchette (husband Jay), of Nahunta; six grandchildren, Ashley Green, Jay Blanchette (wife Paige), Brianna Blanchette, Morgan Elsie Hutchinson (husband Joseph), Cody Green, Weston Green; three great-grandchildren, Brogan Blanchette, Cambree Blanchette, Josie Hutchinson; two sisters, Lynda Burton (husband Dan), of Virginia, Sandy Booth (husband Jerry), of Waycross; and numerous other relatives.
The family will receive friends Thursday afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Robert J. Golden Sr.
Robert Joseph Golden Sr., 77, died Monday (Aug. 1, 2016) at his residence in Waycross following a short illness.
He was born in Sarasota, Fla., but had lived a majority of his life in Waycross and will be dearly missed by all. He was a former heavy equipment operator and also served in the United States Army.
He was a son of the late Charles Freeman Golden and Hazel McCormick Golden. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Ann Golden, who passed away in September 2005.
He is survived by his two sons, Robert J. Golden Jr. (Shirley) and the Rev. Richard Golden (Debra); three daughters, Cheryl Lindsey (Rev. Glenn), Terry Golden and Lori Golden; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; eight brothers and sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Waresboro Church of God.
The family will be receiving friends Friday morning at the church from 10 until 11 o’clock.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Henry ‘Pete’ Tripp Jr.
Henry L. “Pete” Tripp Jr., 59, passed away Monday morning (Aug. 1, 2016) at Waycross Health and Rehabilitation Center in Waycross after an extended illness.
He was the son of Alvester Tripp, of Waycross, and the late Henry “Tom” Tripp Sr.
He is survived by his mother; three sons, Henry L. Tripp III (Tiffany), Eric Mack and Jordan Carr; three daughters, Latoyia Tripp, of Atlanta, Yate’ Tripp and Shumekia Brown (Zeverick), of Waycross; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Tony Maxwell (Mary) and Frank Tripp (Me’lisa), of Atlanta; two sisters, Princlor Tripp, of Waycross, and Tenisha Tripp of Miami; and several aunts, nieces, cousins and sorrowing friends.
The family is receiving friends at the family residence, 628 Seaman St.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m.
Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway.
Clyde Lewis Godwin
BLACKSHEAR — Clyde Lewis Godwin, 89, of Blackshear, passed away early Monday morning (Aug. 1, 2016) at the Pierce County Nursing Home.
Born in Blackshear on March 27, 1927, he had lived in Pierce County all of his life. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II.
He was the former owner and operator of Godwin’s Body Shop & Used Cars which he opened in 1960. After retiring in 1973, he worked with his daughter in her greenhouse and later at her flower shop, The Potting Shed. His hobbies included gardening and working in his yard (which he thoroughly enjoyed).
He was a member of First Baptist Church where he was a deacon and member of the Men’s Fellowship Sunday School class.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who believed in paying compliments and making people feel good whether they were family of not.
He was a son of the late Berry Ann and Eliza Yawn Godwin. He was also preceded in death by both of his sisters, Gladys Strickland and Leona Beville, and by three brothers, Claude Godwin, J.C. Godwin and L.E. Godwin.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Edna DePratter Godwin, of Blackshear; his daughter and son-in-law, Diane and David Crawford, of Brunswick; a brother and sister-in-law, Clinton and Margaret Godwin, of Blackshear; a granddaughter, Kristin (Ian) Kaszans; twin great-grandsons, Aidan and James Kaszans; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock at First Baptist Church.
Visitation will be held this evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Blackshear Cemetery.
The family kindly requests deacons and ushers of First Baptist Church to serve as honorary pallbearers. They are asked meet at the church by 10:30 Thursday morning.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.
James Nathan Dixon
A funeral for James Nathan Dixon was held Tuesday morning at New Life Church with the Rev. Andrew F. Peacock Jr. and Eugenia Dixon officiating.
Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.