James A. Taylor
James A. Taylor, 65, died Wednesday (Feb. 18, 2015) at Mayo Clinic of Jacksonville, Fla., following a sudden illness.
He was a native of Brantley County and lived most of his adult life in Ware County. He was the son of the late Alex Taylor and Doris Spradley Taylor. He was also preceded in death by his former wife, Connie Aspinwall Taylor, sisters, Dollie Taylor and Joyce Taylor Goodman, and brothers John Edwin “Buddy” Taylor and Albert Taylor Sr.
He was formerly employed with SCL Railroad at Rice Yard and served with the United Sates Army in Germany. He was an avid race fan of local dirt track racing and NASCAR. He will be remembered as a good man who loved helping others.
Survivors include a son, Drew Taylor, of Waycross; his fiancee, Marie Cady Davis, of Waycross; sisters-in law, Annette Taylor, of Folkston, Judy Aspinwall Bradley (husband, Nicholas), of Satsuma, Fla., and Sheilah A. Smith (husband, T.W.), of Waycross; a brother-in-law, Foye Davis (wife, Marion), of Blackshear; “special grandchildren,” Courtney, Savannah, Madison, Elizabeth, Noah and Cason; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Hortense Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday at Music Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Carolyn W. Smith
Carolyn Williams Smith, 85, died Friday (Feb. 20, 2015) morning at Baptist Village following an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

Rebecca Diane Thomas
Rebecca Diane Thomas, 64, of Waycross, died Thursday (Feb. 19, 2015) at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

Joshua Keith Carter
Joshua Keith Carter, 55, died Thursday morning (Feb. 19, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after an extended illness.
He was a native of Brunswick who lived all of his life in Waycross. In 1977, he graduated from Waycross High School. He was employed as an auto claims estimator for State Farm Insurance Company.
He served as a deacon and member of Jamestown Baptist Church.
He was the son of the late Joshua Carter.
Survivors include his wife, Cindi Bashlor Carter, of Waycross; two sons, Josh Carter (Hope), of Athens, and Matthew Carter, of Atlanta; his mother, Joan Wood Carter Barnes, of Waycross; two sisters, Donna Robbins (Todd), of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Gail Thomas (Jack), of Waycross; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Hubert and Millie Bashlor, of Waycross; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Jamestown Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday in the church social hall.
A private burial will be held at Oakland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mattie’s Mission, P.O. Box 2211, Waycross, Ga. 31502, or Southeast Cancer Unit, 401 Pendleton St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.
The deacons of Jamestown Baptist Church are asked to meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church to serve as honorary pallbearers.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Mary Nell Courson
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Mary Nell Rowell Courson, 91, was held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Officiating was her son, Bob Courson.
Interment was in the Blackshear Cemetery.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.