Estelle Vining Gray
Estelle Vining Gray, 98, of Waycross, died early Saturday morning (Feb. 6, 2016) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities after an extended illness.
She was born in Pierce County March 21, 1917, the youngest daughter of Harley S. Haselden and Nola Peacock Haselden. She was a graduate of Wacona High School and from there earned her cosmetology degree in Waycross as well. She was so driven and dedicated to her education, she walked to school every day. She worked a short time with her aunt, Dela Byrd, who owned a beauty shop in the Bunn Building downtown.
She then went on to open Estelle’s Beauty Shop in the old Hebardville Post Office, before later moving into the old Hebardville Cyprus Mill Company Hotel. She operated her beauty shop for 37 years before retiring.
She was an active member of Central Baptist Church, the Mary Martha Sunday School Class, and was active visiting church members that were unable to attend. She enjoyed traveling every year to the mountains in Tennessee. One of her most memorable vacations was when she was able to visit the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls.
She loved more than anything her family, and anytime she was able to spend with them. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, John Vining, her second husband, Harvey C. Gray, a son, Wayne Vining, a step-son, Marcus Gray, a step-daughter, Mary Henderson and a sister, Vera Chapman.
She is survived by two daughters, Jeanette Vining Lee (husband, Jerry), of Waycross, Gail Vining Johns (husband, Eugene), of Waycross; eight grandchildren, Janie McQuaig, Mark Tillman, Keith Tillman, Kevin Tillman, John “Jay” Vining, George Vining, Cheryl Prevatt, Janet Joiner; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three step-children, Harvey Gray Jr. (wife, Margaret) of Jacksonville, Fla., Dr. Leonard Gray (wife, Sandy) of Brentwood, Calif., Allan Gray, of Athens; 17 step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. today in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Baptist Church, 201 Ava St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are with Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Rev. Earl Dorminey
The Rev. Chester Earl Dorminey, 80, died Saturday morning (Feb. 6, 2016) at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside in Jacksonville, Fla., after a brief illness.
He was a native of Coffee County, but he lived most of his life in Ware County. Before going into the ministry, he was employed by Ford Motor Company for 20 years. In 1975, he founded Ware Baptist Church in Waycross. In 1978, he founded Dorminey Childrens’ Home.
He pent the last several years as a full-time missionary for H.E.L.P. Ministry.
He was the son of the late Chester Arthur Dorminey and Clara Mae Odum Dorminey.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Lee Dorminey.
Survivors include one daughter, Rhonda Gail Dodson, of Waycross; one son, Verlon Dorminey (Marlene), of Jacksonville, Fla.; four grandchildren, Stanley Davis (Elizabeth) and Byron Davis, both of Waycross, Danielle Riber (Blake) and Alexa Cox (Dwayne), both of Jacksonville, Fla.; two great-grandchildren, Kyler Michael Davis and Blakely Wade Riber; nine siblings, Betty Jean Dorminey, Tommy Dorminey, Wallace Dorminey, Daphine Dorminey, Vernon Dorminey, Linda Ann Morrison, Vickie Dorminey, Ronnie Dorminey and Carlton Dorminey; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Swamp Road Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Dorminey Cemetery in Manor.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 o’clock 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
Cash Bryant Jacobs
Cash Bryant Jacobs, infant son of Chris and Kelly Golden Jacobs, passed away Thursday (Feb. 4, 2016) at Mayo Health System in Waycross.
Preceding little Cash in death were his maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Golden, and his paternal great-grandfathers, Johnny Hendricks and Herschel Jacobs.
Survivors in addition to his parents include maternal grandparents, the Rev. Richard and Debra Thrift Golden, of Waycross; paternal grandparents, Larry and Sandra Coffee, of Eatonton, and Rob and Sandra Jacobs, of Griffin; maternal great-grandparents, Jimmy and Myra Thrift, of Millwood, and Robert Golden, of Waycross; paternal great-grandparents, Clara Hendricks, of Milledgeville, and Charlotte Jacobs, of Milledgeville; and several other relatives.
A private graveside service for Cash was held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Millwood Cemetery.
Officiating was Cash’s grandfather, the Rev. Richard Golden.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc. of Blackshear was in charge of the arrangements.
Carl Rudolph Bond
Carl Rudolph Bond, 81, of Patterson, died Saturday (Feb. 6, 2016) at his residence following an extended illness.
Born Sept. 23, 1934, he was a son of the late Francis Henry Bond and Mary Gill Bond. He attended Patterson High School and was employed as a plumber in Hollywood, Fla. He moved back to Patterson in 1977 where started his own company, C&C Plumbing, with his son. He was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy O’Brien, a son, Christopher Harold Bond, his four brothers, Herbert Bond, James Bond, Willie Bond and Walter Barnard, and his sister, Rosalee Barnard.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Patricia Irving Bond, of Patterson; a son, Curtis Bond, of Patterson; a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Robert Beverley Sr., of Homerville; six grandchildren, Danny Byrd (wife, Tye), of Waycross, Chris Bond (wife, Christy), of Patterson, Tricia Adams (husband, Joey), of Nichols, Jeremiah Byrd (wife, Deanna), of Homerville, Kia Bond, of Atlanta, and Diana Bond, of Patterson; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will take place today at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home with Elder Bill Mullis officiating. Burial will follow in Patterson Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.hartfh.com
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
Barbara Vail Deloach
Barbara E. Vail Deloach, of 5155 Eden Road, Patterson, passed away peacefully Thursday (Feb 4, 2016) at her residence.
The family is receiving friends at the residence.
Public visitation will be Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Rainge Memorial Funeral Home.
The funeral will be Wednesday 11 am. at New Bethel Life Changing Ministries, 521 Brown St., Screven.
The Rev David Wilkins, pastor, and Bishop Arthur Green, of Greater St. James Church, Screven, will deliver words of comfort.
She was born in 1958 to the late Leroy and Beatrice Wallace Vail. She received her education in Wayne County. Later in life she and married Richard Deloach. She enjoyed working in the yards, mowing the grass and tending to her flowers. She spent quality time with her grandchildren, working with her tablet and was a great cook. She was the head cook at the Hungry Hunters restaurant in Patterson for many years.
Preceding her in death other than her parents was a son, Jeffery Deloach, and two siblings, Joann Jenkins and Yolanda Gibbs.
Left to cherish her memories are a devoted husband, Richard Deloach; her children, James (Mary) Howard, Jennifer (Mario) Wade, Joey (Toni) Deloach and Gabriel Jackson; 10 grandchildren; siblings, Allen Vail, Donald (Doris) Vail; brothers-in-law, Norman Jenkins and Robert Gibbs; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and good friends.
The cortege will assemble at the residence at 10 a.m. Wednesday
Arrangements are with Rainge Memorial Chapel, Blackshear.
Oscar Wayne Bullard
A funeral for Oscar Wayne Bullard took place Saturday afternoon in the Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J.D. Bowen officiating.
Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Les Evans, Jimmy Thomason, Thomas Martin, Greg Martin, Travis Martin and Downey Herndon.
William Jason Hiers
The funeral for William Jason Hiers, 38, was held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. James Lightsey.
Memorialization is by cremation.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear was in charge of the arrangements.
Kathleen T. Pedrick
A funeral for Kathleen Tatum Pedrick was held Sunday afternoon at Kettle Creek Southern Congregational Methodist Church with the Rev. Freddie Smith and the Rev. Gary Crawford officiating.
Burial followed in Kettle Creek Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Brown officiating.
Pallbearers were Larry Dickson, Danny Thrift, Bo Yawn, Chris Tatum, Bert Smith, Anthony Thomas, George Tatum Jr., Don Henderson and Jeffrey Walker.
Honorary pallbearers were nieces and nephews.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Rev. Herman Moore
A funeral for the Rev. Herman Moore, 78, of Blackshear, took place Saturday afternoon at Walkerville Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Carter and the Rev. Edmund Thrift officiating.
Serving as pallbearers were Austin Moore, Aaron Moore, Leavy Moore, Plenn Moore, Greg Lankford and Roger Graw.
Burial followed in the Walkerville Cemetery.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.