Mary H. Hood
A celebration of life for Mary H. Hood, 97, will take place at First United Methodist Church, in Waycross Saturday at 11 a.m.
Burial will take place at Oakland Cemetery immediately following the service. The family is receiving friends Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
She passed away Friday (Feb. 12, 2016) at the home of her daughter, Katy, in Gainesville, Ga., after an extended illness.
She was born in Wrens, the youngest of nine children. Her parents were James Robert and Elizabeth Allen Harris.
After graduating from Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, she moved to Waycross and later taught second grade at Williams Heights Elementary School for 20 years. She was a pink lady, a member of FUMC Waycross Circle, and enjoyed playing golf until she was 92 years old.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Marvin R. Hood.
She is survived by two daughters, Helen Hood Wilkins (husband, David), of Helen, and Katy Hood Herrington, of Gainesville; two grandsons, David Smith Wilkins Jr. (wife, Joanna), of St. Simons, and John Daniel Wilkins (wife, Jenny), of Atlanta; a granddaughter, Mary Susan McNeal (husband, Chris), of Gainesville; four great-grandsons, David III, Jack and Luke Wilkins, and Harris McNeal; a great-granddaughter, Elle Wilkins; a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives; and her beloved poodle, Toby.
“It is with deepest gratitude,” said a family spokesman, “that we remember the many kindnesses shown by Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center and A Helping Hand, of Gainesville.”
The family sends a special heartfelt thanks to her loving caregivers, Damaris Toledo and Iris Martin.
Memorials may be given in lieu of flowers to the First United Methodist Church of Waycross, 410 Williams St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.

Robert Elliot Murray
Robert Elliot Murray, 54, formerly of Millwood died early Saturday morning (Feb. 13, 2016) at Pinewood Nursing Center in Whigham, after an extended illness.
He was born in Douglas to the late John Harvey Murray Sr. and Faye Robins Murray. He lived most of his life in Millwood where he attended Indian Mound Baptist Church and learned to farm. He was passionate about farming and helping other people any way he could. He also loved to sing gospel music and was an avid fan of the UGA Bulldogs.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a nephew, Keith Tatum.
He is survived by two sisters, Patricia Merritt (Danny), of Millwood, Rose and Penny Griffis, of Millwood; four brothers, John H. Murray Jr. (Shirley), of Blackshear, Charles Murray (Leigh), of Waresboro, Michael Murray (Bonnie), of Blackshear, David Murray, of Waycross; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A graveside service will be held this afternoon at 3 o’clock at Stokesville Church Cemetery.
The family received friends Sunday afternoon from 4 until 6 o’clock at Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joel Queen
Joel Queen, 66, of Waycross died Saturday afternoon (Feb. 13, 2016) at his residence after an extended illness.
He was born in Hoboken to the late Thomas Early and Frances Lecory Queen and lived most of his life in Brantley County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Vietnam War. He attended Christ Church in Waycross and was a member of the gospel group, Chosen. He had a passion for both gospel music and church. He loved to fish whenever the opportunity was available, but overall he was a loving husband, father and all around family man. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.
He is survived by his loving wife, Judy Queen, of Waycross; seven children, Tracy Queen, of Kingsland, Delene Queen Holton (David), of Cordele, Clayton Queen, of Waycross, Brandon Queen, of California, Trish Lentz (Lanier), of St. George, Cheryl Westberry (Jeff), of Screven, Kathy Joyner (Ronnie), of Waycross; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pastine Stringer, of Hoboken, Magdalene Queen Davis, of Hoboken; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. The family especially wants to thank a special nephew, Joey Queen, of Brantley County.
A memorial service will be held at Christ Church in Waycross this afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Javante Jerome Wade
Javante Jerome Wade, 20, son of the late Gloria Brown Wade, of Waycross, and John and Carolyn Wade, of Baxley, departed this life Sunday morning (Feb. 14, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
He leaves behind two brothers, Jonathan Wade (Nicole), of Atlanta, and Jerramie Wade, of Virginia; along with a host of other family members and friends.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.

Steve Dunsmore
Steve Dunsmore, 69, died Sunday (Feb. 14, 2016) morning at his residence following an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

Wilma Carter Meeks
Wilma Carter Meeks, 86, died Sunday (Feb. 14, 2016) afternoon at Baptist Village Retirement Communities following a brief illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

Charles J. Fulgham
Charles James Fulgham, 53, of Waycross, passed away Tuesday (Feb. 9, 2015) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer, with his brother, Jeff, by his side.
In 1962, he was born in Savannah to the late Ernest James Fulgham Jr., of Bluffton, S.C., and the late Edna Greer Fulgham, of Waycross. A 1980 graduate of McCracken High School in Bluffton, he attended North Harris College in Houston, Texas.
He was talented and skilled in numerous construction and technical trades and was the owner of T-Square Landscaping in Waycross. He was later a proud employee at Baxter’s Lawn Care of Waycross, where he enjoyed working for his friend, Scott Baxter.
He enjoyed spending time with friends, fishing and kayaking with his brother. He had a compassionate heart and enjoyed helping others. A long-time member of Gospel Lighthouse Church of Waycross, he passionately worked to maintain church grounds. His last act of charity was to place a large proportion of his own savings into the donation jar for a cancer patient he never met.
His memory will be cherished by his beloved chocolate labrador, Max; one son, Thomas Mallard, of Rincon; one brother, Jeff Fulgham (wife, Paula), of Bluffton, S.C.; one aunt, Charlene Alker; and four cousins, Audrey Snider, Brad Alker and Elizabeth Cloud, all of Houston, Texas, and Greer Thompson, of Canton.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends 1 until 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Woody F. Maxwell
Woody F. Maxwell, 69, died Saturday (Feb. 13, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following a short illness.
He was born in Cairo and resided in Waycross for many years. He was retired from CSX railroad as a trainmaster and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Central Baptist Church and the Southeast Kiko Goat Association. Most recently, he was working in the greenhouse at the Okefenokee Swamp Park.
He was a son of the late Winford Maxwell and Nellie Woody Maxwell.
He is survived by his wife, Gail M. Maxwell, of Waycross; a son, Chad E. Maxwell (wife, Christen), of Waycross; two brothers, Andy Maxwell (wife, Gail), of Cairo, and Ray Maxwell (wife, Mary Ellen), of Leavenworth, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening at Music Funeral Home from 6 until 8 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Alene Thomas Blount
A funeral for Alene Thomas Blount was held Saturday morning at Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rip Snow officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Earl Everett, David Everett, and Jackson Snow.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Harold G. Guinn Jr.
A memorial service for Harold G. Guinn Jr. was held Saturday afternoon at Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ray McMillan officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were Ware County Sheriff’s Department personnel.
Burial was held Sunday afternoon at Homeland Cemetery in Folkston.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
A celebration of life for Mary H. Hood, 97, will take place at First United Methodist Church, in Waycross Saturday at 11 a.m.
Burial will take place at Oakland Cemetery immediately following the service. The family is receiving friends Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
She passed away Friday (Feb. 12, 2016) at the home of her daughter, Katy, in Gainesville, Ga., after an extended illness.
She was born in Wrens, the youngest of nine children. Her parents were James Robert and Elizabeth Allen Harris.
After graduating from Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, she moved to Waycross and later taught second grade at Williams Heights Elementary School for 20 years. She was a pink lady, a member of FUMC Waycross Circle, and enjoyed playing golf until she was 92 years old.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Marvin R. Hood.
She is survived by two daughters, Helen Hood Wilkins (husband, David), of Helen, and Katy Hood Herrington, of Gainesville; two grandsons, David Smith Wilkins Jr. (wife, Joanna), of St. Simons, and John Daniel Wilkins (wife, Jenny), of Atlanta; a granddaughter, Mary Susan McNeal (husband, Chris), of Gainesville; four great-grandsons, David III, Jack and Luke Wilkins, and Harris McNeal; a great-granddaughter, Elle Wilkins; a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives; and her beloved poodle, Toby.
“It is with deepest gratitude,” said a family spokesman, “that we remember the many kindnesses shown by Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center and A Helping Hand, of Gainesville.”
The family sends a special heartfelt thanks to her loving caregivers, Damaris Toledo and Iris Martin.
Memorials may be given in lieu of flowers to the First United Methodist Church of Waycross, 410 Williams St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.

Robert Elliot Murray
Robert Elliot Murray, 54, formerly of Millwood died early Saturday morning (Feb. 13, 2016) at Pinewood Nursing Center in Whigham, after an extended illness.
He was born in Douglas to the late John Harvey Murray Sr. and Faye Robins Murray. He lived most of his life in Millwood where he attended Indian Mound Baptist Church and learned to farm. He was passionate about farming and helping other people any way he could. He also loved to sing gospel music and was an avid fan of the UGA Bulldogs.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a nephew, Keith Tatum.
He is survived by two sisters, Patricia Merritt (Danny), of Millwood, Rose and Penny Griffis, of Millwood; four brothers, John H. Murray Jr. (Shirley), of Blackshear, Charles Murray (Leigh), of Waresboro, Michael Murray (Bonnie), of Blackshear, David Murray, of Waycross; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A graveside service will be held this afternoon at 3 o’clock at Stokesville Church Cemetery.
The family received friends Sunday afternoon from 4 until 6 o’clock at Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joel Queen
Joel Queen, 66, of Waycross died Saturday afternoon (Feb. 13, 2016) at his residence after an extended illness.
He was born in Hoboken to the late Thomas Early and Frances Lecory Queen and lived most of his life in Brantley County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Vietnam War. He attended Christ Church in Waycross and was a member of the gospel group, Chosen. He had a passion for both gospel music and church. He loved to fish whenever the opportunity was available, but overall he was a loving husband, father and all around family man. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.
He is survived by his loving wife, Judy Queen, of Waycross; seven children, Tracy Queen, of Kingsland, Delene Queen Holton (David), of Cordele, Clayton Queen, of Waycross, Brandon Queen, of California, Trish Lentz (Lanier), of St. George, Cheryl Westberry (Jeff), of Screven, Kathy Joyner (Ronnie), of Waycross; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pastine Stringer, of Hoboken, Magdalene Queen Davis, of Hoboken; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. The family especially wants to thank a special nephew, Joey Queen, of Brantley County.
A memorial service will be held at Christ Church in Waycross this afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Javante Jerome Wade
Javante Jerome Wade, 20, son of the late Gloria Brown Wade, of Waycross, and John and Carolyn Wade, of Baxley, departed this life Sunday morning (Feb. 14, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
He leaves behind two brothers, Jonathan Wade (Nicole), of Atlanta, and Jerramie Wade, of Virginia; along with a host of other family members and friends.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.

Steve Dunsmore
Steve Dunsmore, 69, died Sunday (Feb. 14, 2016) morning at his residence following an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

Wilma Carter Meeks
Wilma Carter Meeks, 86, died Sunday (Feb. 14, 2016) afternoon at Baptist Village Retirement Communities following a brief illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

Charles J. Fulgham
Charles James Fulgham, 53, of Waycross, passed away Tuesday (Feb. 9, 2015) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer, with his brother, Jeff, by his side.
In 1962, he was born in Savannah to the late Ernest James Fulgham Jr., of Bluffton, S.C., and the late Edna Greer Fulgham, of Waycross. A 1980 graduate of McCracken High School in Bluffton, he attended North Harris College in Houston, Texas.
He was talented and skilled in numerous construction and technical trades and was the owner of T-Square Landscaping in Waycross. He was later a proud employee at Baxter’s Lawn Care of Waycross, where he enjoyed working for his friend, Scott Baxter.
He enjoyed spending time with friends, fishing and kayaking with his brother. He had a compassionate heart and enjoyed helping others. A long-time member of Gospel Lighthouse Church of Waycross, he passionately worked to maintain church grounds. His last act of charity was to place a large proportion of his own savings into the donation jar for a cancer patient he never met.
His memory will be cherished by his beloved chocolate labrador, Max; one son, Thomas Mallard, of Rincon; one brother, Jeff Fulgham (wife, Paula), of Bluffton, S.C.; one aunt, Charlene Alker; and four cousins, Audrey Snider, Brad Alker and Elizabeth Cloud, all of Houston, Texas, and Greer Thompson, of Canton.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends 1 until 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Woody F. Maxwell
Woody F. Maxwell, 69, died Saturday (Feb. 13, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following a short illness.
He was born in Cairo and resided in Waycross for many years. He was retired from CSX railroad as a trainmaster and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Central Baptist Church and the Southeast Kiko Goat Association. Most recently, he was working in the greenhouse at the Okefenokee Swamp Park.
He was a son of the late Winford Maxwell and Nellie Woody Maxwell.
He is survived by his wife, Gail M. Maxwell, of Waycross; a son, Chad E. Maxwell (wife, Christen), of Waycross; two brothers, Andy Maxwell (wife, Gail), of Cairo, and Ray Maxwell (wife, Mary Ellen), of Leavenworth, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening at Music Funeral Home from 6 until 8 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Alene Thomas Blount
A funeral for Alene Thomas Blount was held Saturday morning at Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rip Snow officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Earl Everett, David Everett, and Jackson Snow.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Harold G. Guinn Jr.
A memorial service for Harold G. Guinn Jr. was held Saturday afternoon at Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ray McMillan officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were Ware County Sheriff’s Department personnel.
Burial was held Sunday afternoon at Homeland Cemetery in Folkston.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.