Leon M. Manning
Leon Mitchell Manning, 64, of Manor, died Friday (Dec. 19, 2015) at his residence after an extended illness.
He was born in Pierce County to the late D.C. and Rosalie Rowell Manning. He graduated from Patterson High School in 1969 and lived in Manor most of his life. He worked at CSX Railroad as a machinist for 33 years.
He enjoyed going to church at New Prospect United Methodist Church. His greatest pleasure in life was his family, he loved his grandkids with all his heart.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Polly Ledford, Glenda Jones and Arlene Manning, and one brother, Anthony Manning.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Nancy Herrin Manning, of Manor; three children, Renee Smoak (husband, Carey), of Waycross, Randy Manning (wife, Karina), of Orlando, Fla., Herrin Manning, of Manor; four grandchildren, Brandon Smoak (wife, Katelyn), of Texas, Camilla Manning and Thomas Manning, both of Orlando, Fla., Hayden Manning, of Manor; one brother, Joey Manning (wife, Mary), of Patterson; and numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was loved by all.
A funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at New Prospect United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Willene Morgan Lee
BLACKSHEAR — Willene Morgan Lee, 84, of Blackshear, passed away late Friday evening (Dec. 18, 2015) at the Pierce County Nursing Home.
Born in the Walkerville Community of Pierce County July 10, 1931, she was a Pierce County resident all of her life.
She was a homemaker, a farmer’s wife and a caregiver — which she did after the death of her husband, Robert Earl Lee.
She was a member of Patterson Baptist Church where she was in the Hope Sunday School class and will be remembered as being a Godly mother and grandmother.
She was a daughter of the late Ephraim Frank and Mollie Bennett Morgan. In addition to her parents and late husband, she was also preceded in death by both of her brothers, Travis Morgan and Morris Morgan.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Leslie Rooks, of Okechobee, Fla.; her son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Teresa Lee, of Blackshear; her sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Frank Ruffner, of Brunswick; three sisters-in-law, Betty Morgan, of Aiken, S.C., Mary (Troy) Stanfield, of Blackshear, and Lillian Lee, of Patterson; five grandchildren, Lacey Lee, Robert E. Lee III, Dalton Rooks, Dustin Rooks and Hannah (Taylor) Connell; six great-grandchildren, Zeb Chancey, Eli Chancey, Owen Chancey, Mollie Chancey, Morgan Lee and Robert E. Lee IV; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral was to be held at 11 o’clock this morning at Patterson Baptist Church.
Interment was to follow in the Patterson Cemetery.
The family kindly requests employees of the Pierce County Nursing Home to serve as honorary pallbearers. and should be at the church by 10:30 this morning.
Memorials may be made to the Family Council at the Pierce County Nursing Home, 221 Carter Ave., Blackshear, Ga. 31516.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc. of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.

Hattie Bell Hall
Hattie Virginia Bell Hall, 83, of Savannah, died late Friday night (Dec. 18, 2015) at Hospice Savannah following an extended illness.
She was born Feb. 15, 1932 in Hoboken, to the late Lester Benjamin and Annie Beatrice Lee Bell.
She was a 1948 graduate of Hoboken High School and worked at the King Edward Cigar Factory before moving to Danville, Va., in 1951. She also lived in Buena Vista, Va., and Petersburg, Va. She graduated from the Petersburg School for Practical Nurses in 1964 and worked for the Petersburg General Hospital for nine years.
She moved to Savannah in 1974, where she worked as a pediatric nurse at Memorial Medical Center (now Memorial Health University Medical Center) until retiring in 1995.
She attended Cross Road Baptist Church in Savannah but was of the Primitive Baptist faith.
Preceding her in death were a sister, Marjorie Bell Aherron, a brother, Lester Lowell Bell, and a nephew, Larry Bell.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, J.W. Hall, of Savannah; sister, Susie Bell Jacobs (husband, Edmond), of Hoboken; brother, J.J. Bell, of Hoboken; a brother-in-law, Jim Aherron, of Chester, Va.; a sister-in-law, Babs Hall, of Danville, Va.; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
A funeral will take place this afternoon at 12 in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home. Burial will follow in High Bluff Cemetery in Hoboken.
The family will receive friends this morning at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.hartfh.com
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

Mary L. Gulley
Mary L. Gulley, 71, died Sunday morning (Dec. 20, 2015) at Satilla Care Center.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.

Thomas J. Westberry
A graveside service for Thomas Junior Westberry was held Saturday morning at Enon Cemetery in Blackshear with the Rev. Steve Lovett, the Rev. Frank Skinner and the Rev. Josh Tillman officiating.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Velma Jean Latham
A funeral for Velma Jean Latham was held Sunday afternoon at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Kenney officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Steve Stephenson, William Parks, Tim Futch, Jimmy Heath, Gary Davis, Stephen Edwards, Jeff Burgess, Eddie Knowlton and Blake Marshall.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.