Sue Taylor Faircloth
Sue Taylor Faircloth, 81, of Waycross, died Friday afternoon (Feb. 28, 2015) at her residence after an extended illness.
She was born in Baxley to the late Alton and Mynola Crosby Taylor. She lived in Ware County most of her life and worked at Swisher International Cigar Factory. She was a member of Elbethel Church, formerly Life Christian Center.
Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Carter, of Waycross, Debby Altman (husband, Larry), of Patterson; three grandchildren, Shelly Cox (husband, Randy), of Waycross, Stefanie Swain (husband, Chris), of Waycross, Jason Carter (wife, Sarah), of Hoboken; four great-grandchildren, Christopher Swain and Matthew Swain, both of Waycross, Truitt Jackson Carter and Delilah Jane Carter, of Hoboken; two sisters, Willie Myrtle Harvley, of Chattanooga, Tenn., Glynda Case (husband, Gordon), of Hastings, Mich.; two brothers, Quitman Taylor (wife, Beverly), of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ronnie Taylor (wife, Linda), of Perry; one sister-in-law, Jeanette Taylor, of Callahan, Fla.; three step-children, Carol Faircloth, Chuck Faircloth and Rob Faircloth, all of Donaldsonville; several nieces, nephews and other relatives; special friends, Bill Vaughn, Jean Crews and Jeannine Davis; and her caretaker, Debra Moody.
A funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Miles Chapel Cemetery in Alma.
The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon beginning at 1:30 at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
George F. Ratliff Jr.
A celebration of life service for George Floyd Ratliff Jr., of Hacklebarney Community and Jesup, was held Thursday night at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home in Jesup.
Relatives and friends from a wide range of Georgia and Florida cities joined together in vocal remembrances and military honors for the United States Marine, World War II veteran. In an impressive, traditional military presentation, three American Legion veterans of Chapter 311, Jesup, paid tribute to their “brother in service to America.’’ They conducted the American flag salute and presented the flag to his family.
A special honor to his grandfather, Ben Ratliff, of Jesup, talented musician, trumpeter and song writer, a recent graduate of Georgia Southern University, played Taps.
Highlighting the honor evening, three Marines of Marine Corps League, Waycross Det. No. 1333 gave the traditional “Semper Fi,’’ and paid tribute to their “brother.’’
Vice Commandant Lawrence Baker made a presentation to Ratliff’s widow, a bronze medallion with “United States Marine Corps’’ engraved.
The service of honor for Ratliff was coordinated by his only daughter, Jeanette Ratliff Edwards, of Homerville, and begun by her former pastor, the Rev. James Davis of Homerville United Methodist Church.
Special memories were also shared by Ratliff’s wife, Nickie Carter, and by her Blackshear First Baptist Church family members, pastor, the Rev. Dr. Bill Young, associate in pastoral care Steve Boatright and (later in the service) his Enriched Sunday School teacher Don Spence.
Mrs. Edwards and the deceased’s wife, Nickie, reminisced of their love for their special one and others in the large audience in the chapel recalled their friendships with the deceased, many speaking of his love for his Lord, his family, especially for his country and for music and dancing.
Ratliff passed away Wednesday (Feb. 25, 2015) at Waycross Health and Rehab, Dorothy Street, following an extended illness.
A graveside funeral will be held Monday in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Charlotte, N.C., with military honors.
The family asks that memorials be made to the front portico building fund at Waycross Health and Rehab on Dorothy street, Waycross.
Gladys Taylor Minix
A funeral for Gladys Taylor Minix was held Friday afternoon at Waycross Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Bill Mullis officiating.
Burial followed in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Avery Corbitt, Greg Taylor, James Taylor, Joey Taylor, Josh Taylor and Matt Taylor.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.