Angela King Taylor
Angela King “Angie” Taylor, 68, died Thursday (Jan. 29, 2015) in the presence of her four sons.
She courageously battled cancer for two years, which was the cause of death.
Born March 14, 1946 in Ware County, to Johnny B. and Myrtice King, she graduated from Fitzgerald High School in Fitzgerald, and attended Valdosta State University. She held the title of “Miss Fitzgerald” in 1963. She has held many other titles throughout her life and will be especially remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, prayer warrior, excellent hostess, little league coach, Broadleaf trucking payroll expert and garden club member.
She loved to decorate anything, put together ﬂower arrangements, teach Vacation Bible School and be a caring friend. She was a member of First Baptist Church Monticello, Monticello, Fla.
She was the loving wife of the late Gerald Frederick Taylor Sr. for 44 years.
She is survived by her pride and joy, her four sons and their families, Phillip Taylor (wife, Linsey) and daughters Caroline and Clara Grace, of Monticello, Fla., Kevin Taylor (wife, Kathi) and children, Lexi and Pearson, of Thomasville, Gerald Taylor Jr. (wife, Dana) and children, Gerald III and Anna Kate, of Bluffton, S.C., Steadman Taylor (wife, Hillary Taylor), of Moultrie; four sisters, Martha Forrester, of Snellville, Carol Register, of Hoschton, Johnell Hobbs, of Bessemer, Ala., and Chris Music, of Waycross.
The memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 31) at First Baptist Church Monticello, Fla.
A celebration reception followed the memorial service at the fellowship hall of FBC Monticello.
In lieu of ﬂowers, memorial contributions are welcome and should be made to First Baptist Church of Monticello general fund at 325 West Washington St., Monticello, Fla. 32344.
Arrangements were with Beggs Funeral Home, Monticello, Fla.
Roy Edward Guy Sr.
Roy Edward “Ed” Guy Sr., 88, of Blackshear, passed away Thursday morning (Feb. 5, 2015) at Satilla Care Center.
Born in Hoboken Nov. 20, 1926, he lived in Blackshear since 1982. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during World War II and was retired from CSX Transportation where he worked as a maintenance supervisor.
He was a member of First Baptist Church where he was in the Men’s Fellowship Sunday School class. He loved to fish and will be remember as being a wonderful dad and grandfather and also as a kind and loving husband.
He was a son of the late Lonnie and Mary Melissa Strickland Guy. He was also preceded in death by all four of his sisters, Mary Thrift, Carrie Thrift, Louise Crawford and Lucille Guy, and a brother, James Guy.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Thornton Guy, of Blackshear; two daughters, Mary Janice Highsmith, of Waycross, and Vickie Jean (Ron) Stevenson, of Blackshear; two sons, Eddie (Kay) Guy Jr., of Blackshear, and Teddy (Paula) Guy, of Waycross; three step-daughters, Charolette (Billy) Davis and Mary Ellen (Robert) Morgan, all of Blackshear, and Ann Marie (Thomas) Parfenchuck, of Martinez; a step-son, Mickey (Kelly) Dixon, of Blackshear; two brothers, Troy P. (Betty) Guy and Lyman (Evelyn) Guy, all of Waycross; 27 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Interment will be in the Oakland Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home chapel one hour prior to the service.
The family kindly asks that members of the Men’s Fellowship Sunday School class serve as honorary pallbearers. They are asked to meet at the funeral home by 2:30 Sunday afternoon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 670 Main St., Blackshear, Ga. 31516 or to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dora Bell C. Wilson
NAHUNTA — Dora Belle Culver Wilson, 82, of Nahunta, died Thursday afternoon (Feb. 5, 2015) at Bayview Nursing Home after an extended illness.
Born in Bristolville, Ohio, she was the daughter of John “Bill” and Cora Sly Culver. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Nada Jean Lichty, a son, David E. Lichty, a great-grandson, Christopher Lichty II, three brothers, Laverne “Ernie” Culver, Arthur “Bud” Culver and Donald Culver, and three sisters, Phyllis Culver Chapla, Edith Culver Hoza and Lois Culver Huff.
She was a cashier for Albertson’s for many years before retiring and a member of Nahunta First Baptist Church.
She loved her family, crocheting, playing bingo, cooking, watching court TV (Judge Judy), traveling, and playing games on the computer.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and George Steedley, of Nahunta; four grandchildren, Stacy Phillips, Nikki Hendrix (Michael), all of Nahunta, David Lichty II and Christopher Lichty I, both of Longview, Texas; six great-grandchildren, Coleman Phillips, Joey Hendrix and Maegan Hendrix, all of Nahunta, Haley Lichty, Alex Lichty and Chloe Lichty, all of Longview, Texas; a sister, Alberta “Bert” Thomas, of Lake Worth, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A private service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.fryefh.com
Jerry R. Johnson Sr.
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Jerry Russell Johnson Sr., 65, was held Friday morning at 11 o’clock at Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Officiating were the Rev. Edward Cady and the Rev. Jason Long.
Interment was in the Smith Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Leonard Roberts, Robert Newton, Dalton Clary, Ramsey Bennett, Chris Fowler, James Mock and Chuck Moseley.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.