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, but 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

Jacqueline Peacock
Jacqueline Harper Peacock, 85, of Vero Beach, Fla., passed away Friday (Dec. 26, 2014) at the VNA Hospice House.
Born Dec. 12, 1929 in Waycross, she was a daughter of the late E. Franklin and Katie Conner Harper. She lived in Ormond Beach for 48 years before moving to Vero Beach three years ago.
She was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Felton F. Peacock, as well as her first husband, James D. Courson, and a son, Gregory D. Courson.
Survivors include her son, Ted Courson (wife, Roxie), of Port Orange, Fla.; her daughter, Cathy Erfurt (husband, Henry), of Vero Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Milton Harper (wife, Dottie), of Blackshear, and Phillip Tucker “Tucky” Harper, of Waycross; her sister, Marcelia Lambert (husband, V.J.), of Andrews, S.C.; and several other relatives.
A memorial service will take place Saturday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.hartfh.com
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

Rebecca Diane Thomas
Rebecca Diane Thomas, 64, of Waycross, died Thursday afternoon (Feb. 19, 2015) at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville after an extended illness.
She was born in Waycross to the late Ralph Benson Thomas Sr. and Thelma Smith Thomas. She made Waycross her home for her entire life, before moving recently to Jefferson to be with her son.
She worked as a correctional officer and beautician and was an active member of Kettle Creek Southern Congregational Methodist Church.
She loved being active in her community, especially attending sporting events. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her son, John L. Rowell Jr., of Jefferson; a brother, Ralph “R.B.” Thomas Jr. (wife, Sally), of Augusta; and numerous other relatives.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kettle Creek Southern Congregational Methodist Church.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 5 until 7 at Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com

Cassie Colleen Cochran
BLACKSHEAR — Cassie Colleen Cason Cochran, 89, of Blackshear, passed away Thursday (Feb. 19, 2015) at her residence following a short illness.
Born in Pierce County on Oct. 7, 1925, she had lived in Pierce County most of her life.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Rehobeth Baptist Church where she had been in the Normie Corbitt Sunday school class.
She loved to cook, enjoyed her church family and always looked forward to her annual Easter egg hunts with her grandchildren. When her grandchildren were younger, she would always keep them while their parents were at work. She so looked forward to spending time with them and also enjoyed her extended grandchildren — her grandchildren’s spouses.
She was a daughter of the late John Wesley and Isabelle Waters Cason. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph McCoy Cochran, and by a brother, Mack Cason.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Joni and Tim Farmer, of Blackshear; her sister and brother-in-law, Clara and Kenneth O’Steen, of Blackshear; a brother, D.J. “Sam” Cason, of Blackshear; three grandchildren, Joey and Carlie Farmer, Cassie and Sam Fipps, and Emilee Farmer; a great-grandson due in July; two nieces; and several other relatives and friends.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Rehobeth Baptist Church.
Interment will be in the Rehobeth Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to the Rehobeth Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1296 Cason Road, Blackshear, Ga. 31516
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Shirel C. Carmichael
Shirel Jean Colley Carmichael, 60, of Manor, died Thursday morning (Feb. 19, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after a short illness.
She was born in Pierce County to the late Ottis Eli Colley and Macy Inez Douberly Colley and lived in Manor most of her life. She worked at Baptist Village in the nutrition area in the Assisted Living Facility. She attended New Prospect United Methodist Church and enjoyed hunting, running rabbits and especially spending time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Diane Johnson, and one brother, Jerry Dale Colley.
Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Joseph Daniel Carmichael, of Manor; two sons, Joseph Daniel “Danny” Carmichael Jr. (wife, Kimberly), of Huntsville, Ala., Eli Carmichael, of Manor; two grandsons, Aydan and Gabe Carmichael; three brothers, Tommy Colley (wife, Patsy), of Offerman, Edward Colley (wife, Carol), of Patterson, Gary Colley (wife, June), of Offerman; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 1:30 until 3 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Prospect United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 24, Manor, Ga. 31550.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carolyn Lee Smith
Carolyn Lee Williams Smith, 85, died Friday morning (Feb. 20, 2015) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities after an extended illness.
She was a native of Nicholls, but lived most of her life in Waycross. She was a homemaker and member of Sweat Memorial Baptist Church and the R.T. Lee Sunday School Class.
She was the daughter of the late L.C. Williams and Cammie Louise McKnown Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Edward Smith, a son, Harold Smith, and great-grandson, Chris Smith.
Survivors include two daughters, Rhonda Anderson (Wayne), of Waycross, and Teresa Taylor (Mike), of Valdosta; two sons, Tony Smith (Sally), of Waycross, and Randy Smith (Kelly), of Waycross; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 3 until 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Roy C. Dynesius
A memorial service for Roy Carter Dynesius was held Friday afternoon at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chester Chancey officiating.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.