Aaron Hogan Jr.
A celebration of life service for Aaron Hogan Jr., 67, will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Big Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, 1221 Thomas St., where Dr. Alonzo K. Scott is pastor. Aaron nephew, Elder Anthony Cobb, will offer words of comfort.
Interment will be Friday in the Jacksonville National Cemetery, Jacksonville, Fla.
Public visitation will be Wednesday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Fluker Funeral Home, 985 Ossie Davis Parkway. The body will lie in repose Wednesday from 11 a.m. to the hour of service.
He was born Jan. 10, 1949 in Offerman, Pierce County, to the late Aaron Hogan Sr. and Ruthie Mae Cooper Hogan. He grew up in Waycross where he received his formal education from the Waycross public schools system and graduated from Center High School in 1967.
In 1967 immediately after high school he joined the U.S. Navy where he was given a honorable discharge after his enlistment. He obtained a nursing degree after his enlistment and worked in the health care field for many years. After his work career he moved back to Waycross several years ago.
Two weeks after his birthday, he departed this life on Sunday (Jan. 24, 2016) after an illness. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rebecca Hogan Williams.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Sandy Carter Hogan; his children, Cleveland Lamar Maddox (Tonya), Jacqueline M. Hogan, both of Hampton, Va., and Amisha Genella, of Snellville; sister, Barbara Hogan Cobb, of Waycross; nine grandchildren; niece, Tatia Linton (Michael), of Waycross; nephews, Joseph Williams (Adele), Elder Anthony Cobb and Michael Cobb, all of Waycross; cousins, other relatives and friends.
Friends are being received at the home of his nephew and niece, Joseph and Adele Williams, 1708 Gilmore St.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.
Julius Hart, 74, of Douglas, passed away Friday (Jan. 29, 2016) at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born on July 15, 1941, in Pavo, to the late Willis Hart and Evie Cooper Hart.
Survivors include his wife, Diantha Hart, of Douglas; five sons, Julius J. (Diane) Hart Sr., of Cedar Crossing, Charles E. Hart, of Lyons, S/Sgt. Albert “Dusty” (Amanda) Lucas, of Valdosta, Robert David Lucas and Timothy R. (Sherry) Lucas, both of Waycross; two grandsons whom he reared, Daniel (Amy) Lucas and David Alex Lucas, both of Douglas; 10 other grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Ed Hart, of Pavo; five sisters, Lanelle Schramm, of Valdosta, Laverne Folds, of Moultrie, Debbie Pittman, of Moultrie, Robin Hester, of Pavo, and Betty Thompson, of Moultrie; two sisters-in-law, Onecia (Lamar) Selph, of Douglas, and Virginia Johns, of Selma, N.C.; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was to be held today at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Sims Funeral Home with the Rev. Cliff Kirkland and the Rev. Jarrell Lillard officiating.
Music was to be furnished for the service by CD “Go Rest High On That Mountain” and “Hold Me Jesus” and the congregation singing “Amazing Grace.”
Active pallbearers were Julius J. Hart, Charles E. Hart, Robert David Lucas, Timothy R. Lucas, S/Sgt. Albert “Dusty” Lucas, Julius J. Hart Jr., Michael Hart, David Lucas and Alex Lucas.
Honorary pallbearers are all grandchildren and great-grandchildren, any Walmart Distribution Center drivers.
Interment was to follow at Oakland Cemetery in Waycross.
Sims Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Barbara Thrift Byrd
Barbara Thrift Byrd, 83, died Monday morning (Feb. 1, 2016) at Southeast Georgia Health Systems in Brunswick after an extended illness.
She was a native of Homerville, but lived in Kingsland from 1953-78 before moving to Waynesville in 1978. She was a homemaker and member of Atkinson Church of God of Prophecy.
She was the daughter of the late Andrew Thrift and Wilma Pittman Thrift. She was the wife of the late C.R. Byrd.
Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Herrin (Johnny R.), of Hickox, Jeanette Miller, of White Oak, and Janice Miller (Sammy), of White Oak; one son, Robert Byrd, of Waynesville; one sister, Bobbie Nell Pittman, of Manor; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Suwannee Chapel Church of God of Prophecy.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 at Music Funeral Home.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Hazel Cason Nichols
A funeral for Hazel Cason Nichols was held Monday morning at Waycross Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Bill Mullis and Elder Phillip Nichols officiating.
Burial was in Nichols Cemetery in Oxford, Fla.
Pallbearers were Johnny Carter, Jimmy Chaney, Wilber Copeland, Austin Hale, Ricky Hale, George W. Nichols, Elder Phillip Nichols and Garland Reyna.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.