Ferrell ‘Faye’ McCall
Ferrell “Faye” McCall, 77, died Thursday morning (Feb. 25, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following a short illness.
She was born in Bickley but had resided in Waycross most of her life. She was a former deli manager for Winn Dixie and member of Church of God on Hicks Street. Although she hasn’t attended church recently, she had been very faithful with TV ministries.
She was a daughter of the late Robert Lee Smith and Allie Herndon Smith. She was married to the late Jackie Stanton McCall. She was also preceded in death by a son, Robbie Hardrick, two grandchildren, Susan Mason and Chris Hardrick, and 11 brothers and sisters.
She is survived by a son, Al Hardrick, of Waycross; a daughter, Debbie Mason (Ron), of Waycross; two grandchildren, Roberta Hardrick, of North Carolina, and Kyle Hardrick, of Folkston; six brothers and sisters, Lillian, Pauline, Mildred, Katrina, Gail and Paul; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Telmore Cemetery.
The family will be receiving friends Saturday evening at the funeral home from 6 until 8 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

James K. Sutherin
James K. Sutherin passed away Thursday (Feb. 25, 2016) at Baptist Village Retirement Community where he was surrounded by family.
He was born March 24, 1923, in East Palestine, Ohio. After serving in the U.S. Army during WWII as a communications operator, he graduated from Ohio University with a degree in mechanical engineering. On most mornings, beginning in 1956, he could be seen riding his bike or motor scooter to CSX railroad from his home in Gilchrist Park. He worked as a chemist in the lab there for 28 years before retiring in 1984.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Sutherin, a brother, Gerald Sutherin and Dorothy Warder Sutherin, his wife of 52 years.
Survivors include his daughter, Kathie Sutherin Stroehlein (Jim), of Blackshear; two sons, Phil Sutherin (Patricia), of Jacksonville, Fla., Mark Sutherin, of Brunswick; four grandchildren, James Stroehlein, of Waycross, Jennifer Stroehlein Tomlinson (Chris), of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Philip R. Sutherin Jr. (Diane), of Summerville, S.C., Dacia Sutherin Schrecengost (Keith), of Greenville, S.C.; four great-grandchildren, Kate Tomlinson and Luke Tomlinson, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Matthew Sutherin and Samuel Sutherin, of Summerville, S.C.; one sister, Virginia Sutherin Todd, of Negley, Ohio; two brothers, John Sutherin (Virginia), of Columbiana, Ohio, Keith Sutherin (Georgiann), of Lakewood, N.Y.; his sister-in-law, Marianne Boula, of Raleigh, N.C.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was one of the founding members of Southside Baptist Church and a faithful follower of Christ all of his adult life. He was well-known in his neighborhood and community as one always willing to help anyone in need. His life was a shining example to his children and everyone who knew him.
A funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.
Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Mausoleum.
Visitation will be held Saturday evening from 5 until 7 at the funeral home.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Baptist Village staff for the loving kindness shown to them. The compassionate care given to their father will always be remembered.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

David Lewis Sr.
A celebration of life service for David Lewis Sr., 92, will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 702 Arnold McKinney Drive, with the church pastor, the Rev. Fer-Rell M. Malone Sr., offering words of comfort.
He was born Jan. 2, 1919 in Dublin, to the late Daniel Lewis and Louisa Walker Lewis. He was the youngest sibling of 17 children, all of whom preceded him in death.
He grew up in Pierce County where he received his formal education from the public school system.
He was a faithful member of his son’s church, Pentecostal and Deliverance Holiness Center, where he was an active layman until his health began to fail.
He was a former employee of Hercules Pulp Mill in Brunswick where he worked for a number of years and was later employed with the CSX Transportation System until his retirement in 1978.
He departed this life Monday (Feb. 22, 2016) after an illness. In addition to his parents and siblings he was preceded in death by his wives, Prudence Lewis and Lucille Cooper Lewis, and three children, Bobby Lewis, Lucilla Lewis and Morris Lewis.
Those left to cherish his memory include a devoted wife of 14 years, Minnie Smith Lewis, of Waycross; sons, Pastor David Lewis Jr. (Charlie Mae), of Waycross, James Lewis (Hazel), of Jacksonville, Fla., Clarence Cooper, Edward Lewis (Deborah), Daryl Lewis (Antoinette), all of Waycross, and Terry Lewis (Angela), of Tifton; daughters, Carrie Taylor (Tony), of Waycross, Theo Rubenstine (Neal), Helen Parker and Shirley Lewis, all of Los Angeles, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Frances Lewis, of Waycross; 60 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Friends are being received at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Carrie and Tony Taylor, 809 Congress St., and this evening from 5 to 7 o’clock at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.
The body will lie in repose Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. to the hour of service.
Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.

William Arthur Herrin
BLACKSHEAR — William Arthur Herrin, 33, died Thursday morning (Feb. 25, 2016) at the Hospice House Satilla following an extended illness.
He was born in Vidalia but had lived in Florida for several years before moving back to Blackshear. He was a commercial fisherman when he lived in Florida but had worked as a mason after moving back to Georgia. He attended First Baptist Church in Blackshear.
He was a son of the late Will Paul Herrin. He was also preceded in death by his grandfather, Charles Herrin, and an uncle, Gordon Herrin.
He is survived by his three children, Arthur Herrin, Skyler Herrin and Nisja Herrin, all of Blackshear; his grandmother, Molly Sue Herrin, of Blackshear; a brother, Matthew Rose, of Florida; two sisters, Stephanie Rose and Kirstie Horne, both of Florida; four aunts, Rebecca McDaniel (Rick Smith), of St. Augustine, Fla., Martha Herrin, of Blackshear, Vergie Howell, of Blackshear, and Sheila Herrin, of North Carolina; his former wife, Shannon Melton; and numerous close cousins and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the family’s residence, 5803 River Trail, Blackshear. Memorialization will be by cremation.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Maude Idell Crews
HOBOKEN — Maude Idell Wood Crews, 68, of Hoboken, passed away Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 24, 2016) at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Ellenton, S.C., May 13, 1947, she lived in South Carolina for several years before moving to Brantley County. She worked for Fred’s and was known for her pumpkin pies. She had also enjoyed reading in her spare time.
She was the daughter of the late Barney and Sarah Ginn Wood. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lucion Nolan Crews.
Survivors include two daughters, Tonya Norman, of Warrenville, S.C., and Janice Kirkland (fiancé, David O’Quinn), all of Hoboken; a brother, Barney Wood, of Bonaire; six grandchildren, Andrew, Tina, Angel, Taylor, Jayson and Baylee; two great-grandchildren, Haley and Arabella; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Interment will be in the Hortense Cemetery.
Visitation will be held this evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

Ira Leon Beverly Jr.
Ira Leon Beverly Jr., 71, of Pipe Creek, Texas, passed away Tuesday evening (Feb. 23, 2016) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House in Waycross.
Born in Blackshear, Dec. 17, 1944, he lived in Texas since 2000 before moving back to Pierce County seven months ago. He worked as an insurance salesman for many years before purchasing rental property which he maintained. He was of the Pentecostal faith and enjoyed traveling and gospel music.
He was a son of the late Ira Leon Beverly Sr. and Irene Hagan Beverly. He was also preceded in death by six sisters, Edith Mae Hicks (the late Francis), of Lakeland, Fla., Aline Butters (the late Corky), of Waycross, Nancy Viola Strickland, Iva Lee Williams (the late Carl), of Waycross, Irma Jean Kirkland (Albert), of Waycross, Melba Sue Powell (the late Jack), of Waycross, and Mary Lou Beverly (a twin who died in infancy), and a brother, Kenneth Wayne Beverly (died while stationed in Japan).
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Kathleen Simon Beverly, of Pipe Creek, Texas; three daughters, Hope and Dr. Jeff Silveira, of Douglas, Michelle and Dr. Mike Pinell, of Newnan, Virginia “Jinny” Arth, of Orlando, Fla.; two sons, Daniel and Stacie Medders, of Cornelia, and David Medders, of Baldwin; a step-son, Keith and Randy Butler-Sweat, of Locust Grove; two sisters, Ocie Vernell Beverly Lee (the late Arland), of Blackshear, and Shirley Beverly Davis, of Callahan, Fla.; two brothers, Frank and Barbara Beverly, of Waycross, and Travis Beverly, of Blackshear; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Interment will be in the Enon Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the chapel one hour prior to the service.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc. of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Jean Guy
BLACKSHEAR — A funeral for Betty Jean Thornton Guy, 80, was held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Officiating was Dr. Selvon Seebran.
Interment was in the Offerman Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Shon Thornton, Brandon Davis, Shay Stephens, Shon Griffin, Nathan Davis, Jerry Stephens, David King and Whitey Thornton.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.