Joseph Troupe
A celebration of life service for Joseph Troupe, 66, will be held Saturday at Prayer Garden Church of God in Christ 711 West Forest Ave in Homerville with the church pastor Elder Alonzo Miller, who will bring words of comfort and Pastor LeCredric Oliver who will preside.
He was born July 15, 1950 in Miami (Dade County), Fla. to the late Lee Troupe and Altmease Jones Troupe. He grew up in Homerville where he received his form education in the public school system.
Joe was a very loving and kind person and those who had the privilege of knowing him will remember his smile as he blessed all those who crossed his path. His reputation of humor and faith defined him and always improved the moods of those around him. He was a well known handyman who could fix almost anything and was always willing to help those in need.
He put his family and faith before everything, a man who loved his Lord Jesus with all his heart and was a faithful member of Prayer Garden Church of God In Christ.
He departed this life Monday morning (Aug. 1, 2016) in Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Annie L. Shaw Troupe.
Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Joshua Troupe, of Douglas, Anthony Troupe (Cassandra), of Middleburg, Fla., Jason Troupe, of Defuniak Springs, Fla., and Elijah Troupe, of Homerville; sisters, Lillie Mae Mincey, of Argyle, and Earnestine McNeil, of Homerville; a brother, Charlie Jones, of Homerville; 10 grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.
Friends are being received at the Troupe residence, 31 Washington Circle. Public visitation will be this evening from 5 to 7 at Fluker Funeral Home 15 Robinson St., Homerville.
Interment will be in Holmes Chapel Cemetery, Homerville.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home of Homerville.

Billy Lee Tolbert Sr.
A celebration of life service for Billy Lee Tolbert Sr., 80, will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at prayer Garden Church of God in Christ, 711 West Forest Ave., where Elder Alonzo Miller is pastor, and his pastor, the Rev. Randall McCrae, will bring words of comfort.
He was born Oct. 13, 1935 in Jackson Gap, Ala., but lived most of his life in Clinch County. His parents were the late Johnny Tolbert and Ellen Crayton Tolbert.
“Little Buddy,” as he was affectionately known, was a member of Greater Morningstar Baptist Church, Homerville, and was retired from Little Suwannee Saw Mill, Homerville, where he worked for many years.
He departed this life early Wednesday morning (Aug. 3, 2016) at his residence after an illness.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son Elwood “Ed” Tolbert, three sisters, Cora Mae Tolbert, Nina Tolbert Cannon, Rosa Ellen Lewis, four brothers, the Rev. Sam Tolbert, Ted Tolbert, Tommy Tolbert, Willie Tolbert, a grandson, Edrica “Ed” Tolbert, and two great-grandchildren, Kynadee Johnson and Marie Johnson.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 58 years, Mozell Johnson Tolbert; five daughters, Gail Watson, Laketta Tolbert, Bobbie Tolbert, Bessie Tolbert and Martiele Marshall (Shannon), all of Homerville; three sons, Billy L. Tolbert Jr. (Janice), Nathaniel Tolbert and John Sammy Tolbert (Elizabeth), all of Homerville; 22 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; four special grandchildren, Ced, Antiwar, Kim and Lil Nathan; a sister, Alberta Burns, of Jackson Gap, Ala.; a sister-in-law, Ava Nell McKnight (Ulysses), of Homerville; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Friends are being received at the family residence 3242 Pearson Highway, Homerville. Public visitation will be held Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fluker Funeral Home, 15 Robinson St., Homerville.
Interment will be in Pine Forest Cemetery, Homerville.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home of Homerville.

John Carter Gillis Sr.
John Carter Gillis, Sr., 80, went to be with the two loves of his life, Jesus Christ and Judy Nell Gillis, Wednesday (Aug. 3, 2016) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities after a short illness.
He was born in the Telmore Community to the late Nathaniel Gillis and Olga Dunlap Gillis. He graduated from Waresboro High School and served in the United States Army. He owned and operated Kountry Boy Trailers and was a long-time member of Newbern Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Gillis, and two sisters, Natilie Gillis Minchew and Sarah Gillis Scott.
Survivors include three children, Joni Gillis Morgan Music (Daniel Wayne), of Dixie Union, Jami Gillis, of Woodstock, and John Carter Gillis Jr. (Mendy), of Virginia Beach, Va.; four grandchildren, Jon Adrian Morgan (Dana), of Hoboken, Leigh Ann Morgan Hull (Jeff), of Lake City, Fla., John Carter Gillis III and Lilli Alexander Gillis, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; two step-grandchildren, Wayne Music (Kesha), of Blackshear, and Michael Music (Stephanie), of Woodstock; nine great-grandchildren, Tristen Music, Dallas Buckins (Jamie) Griffin Hull, Danny Music, Ellie Morgan, Morgan Hull, Abbie Morgan, Alden Hull, and Brodie Morgan; two brothers, Jimmy Gillis, of Waresboro, and Neal Gillis (Millicent), of Waycross; two sisters, Joyce Schofill (Bill), of North Georgia, and Myra Rouse, of Washington, N.C.; three sister-in-laws, Francis Sheets, of Waycross, Stephanie Parham (Stan), of Jacksonville, Fla., and Wannell Gillis, of Waycross; one brother-in-law, Laddie Scott, of Athens; special friend, Leslie Powell; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Newbern Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

M.C. Coker
M.C. Coker, 75, died Thursday afternoon (Aug. 4, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following a long-term illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

Clyde Henry Godwin
BLACKSHEAR — A funeral for Clyde Henry Godwin, 89, was held Thursday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Blackshear.
Officiating were Dr. Bill Young and the Rev. Virlon Griner.
Interment was in the Blackshear Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were deacons and ushers of First Baptist Church.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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