Willie Gene Williams
Willie Gene Williams, 61, died suddenly Saturday (Feb. 13, 2016) at his residence.
Born Aug. 7, 1954 in Waycross, he was the son of the late Jessie Charles Williams and Louise P. Williams. He received his formal education from the Waycross public school system and attended Center High School.
“Willie Buck,” as he was affectionately called, later moved to California where he lived for several years before moving back to Waycross. The joy of his life was family, friends and taking care of his truck.
In addition to his parents he was preceding in death by five siblings, Maudie Washington, Myra Clark, James Williams, Jimmy Williams and Christopher Williams.
Survivors include a son, Terrell Williams, of California; four sisters, Bertha Sellers (Wilber), Pearlie Davis, Ethel Blair (the Rev. Johnny), all of Waycross, and Shirley Dozier (Raymond), of Blackshear; five brothers, Lennis Williams (Iris), George Williams, Jerome Williams, Darius Williams (Suzette), all of Waycross, and Larry Williams, of Atlanta; special friends, Linda Lewis; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at The Upper Room Ministry, 702 Ossie Davis Parkway.
The family will receive family and friends at the church Thursday from 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.

Steve Dunsmore
Steve Dunsmore, 69, died Sunday morning (Feb. 14, 2016) at his residence in Waycross following an extended illness.
He was born in Waycross and lived most of his life here. He was formerly employed with the United States Post Office before working with the Waycross Police Department and the Ware County Sheriff’s Office for many years.
During his law enforcement career, he served as president of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was also employed with National Distributors and was a seven time winner of the Canadian Club Award “Man of the Year.” Before returning to Waycross, he had a small business in Fitzgerald for 14 years.
He was a son of the late Roy L. Dunsmore Sr. and Dorothy Daniels Dunsmore. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Roy L. Dunsmore Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Nannette Hitt Dunsmore, of Waycross; his son, Scott Dunsmore (wife, Robinette), of Waycross; his step-mother, Letia Dunsmore, of Waycross; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home from 1 until 2 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Robert A. Young
Robert A. Young, 58, died Monday morning (Feb. 15, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following a short illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

Marie O’Berry
Marie O’Berry, 54, passed away Sunday (Feb. 14, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System following an extended illness.
She was born and raised in Ware County, the daughter of Jack Taylor and Laverne Hall Taylor. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Edgar Whittaker.
She loved things of old, things with history. It reminded her of a kinder time of life, a time of life where family was all you had and all you needed. She was a private person keeping her family close. Some of her favorite times were spent in God’s beautiful nature in the mountains of Tennessee.
At her request she will be cremated and a private service will be held at a later date in her favorite spot in the Tennessee mountains.
Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Danny O’Berry, of Waycross; two daughters, Danielle O’Berry, of Waycross, and Ariel O’Berry, of Waycross; mother, Laverne Hall Taylor, of Waycross; father, Jack Taylor (wife, Jeanette), of Waycross; two sisters, Diane Harden (husband, Dinnie), of Waycross and Betty Taylor, of Blackshear; grandmother, Lena Corbitt Whittaker, of Waycross; she will be greatly missed by her loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Wilma Carter Meeks
Wilma Carter Meeks, 86, died Sunday afternoon (Feb. 14, 2016) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities following a brief illness.
She was a native and life-long resident of Ware County. She was married to the late Clyde W. Carter Sr. until his death in 1958 and later married Guy W. Meeks until his death in 2013. She was also preceded in death by her mother, Emmie Crews Tatum, a son, Clyde W. Carter Jr., a grandson, Michael Bryant, and a great-grandson, Kyle Perkins, and by her siblings, Lonnie Tatum, Ernie Tatum, J.T. Tatum, Math Tatum, Cleve Tatum, D.L. Tatum, Freddie Cox, Kelly Renfroe, Hazel Taylor and Katie Barker.
She worked many years as an emergency room nurse with the Ware County Hospital and later retired from the Ware County School System as a parapro at Emerson Park and Wacona Elementary schools after many years of service.
She was a life-long member of Gilchrist Park United Methodist Church where she served many years as secretary and taught in the Children’s Department Sunday School.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda G. Bryant (husband, Bobby), of Waycross, Patsy Bohannon (husband, Otis), of Brantley County, and Susan Fowler (husband, Mark), of Pierce County; eight grandchildren and several great- and great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff of Baptist Village Retirement Communities for the excellent care received by Mrs. Meeks while a resident.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kettle Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Sympathy can be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Juanell Tatum Bennett
Juanell Tatum Bennett, 90, died Monday night (Feb. 15, 2016) at the Baptist Village Retirement Communities following a long illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

Joel Queen
A memorial service for Joel Queen was held Monday afternoon at Christ Church in Waycross with the Rev. Franklin Peacock, the Rev. Frank Skinner and the Rev. Craig Foskey officiating.
Military honors were provided by the Marine Military Honor Team.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Elliot Murray
A graveside service for Robert Elliot Murray was held Monday afternoon at Stokesville Church Cemetery with the Rev. Clayton Davis officiating.
Pallbearers were James Murray, Kelly Murray, Will Murray, Zach Tatum, Rusty Tatum and Charles H. Murray Jr.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.