Lizzie Mae Roberson
Lizzie Mae Roberson, 77, died Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2015) at her residence following an extended illness.
She was a native of Hickox. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Roberson, and her parents, Van Buren Todd and Dora Mae O’Neal Todd.
She was a member of Whitehall Community Church and was a retired rural mail carrier with the United States Postal Service in Hilton Head, S.C.
Survivors include a daughter, Gail Roberson, of Bluffton, S.C.; three sisters, Alberta Ray, of Summerfield, N.C., Bertha Mae Holton (husband, Mervin), of McDonough, and Doris Bennett, of Waycross; a sister-in-law, Beatrice Todd, of Waycross; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 6 until 8.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome
Mother Mary Lou Hill
A celebration of life service for Mother Mary Lou Hill, 74, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at True Foundation Church of God, 1212 Albany Ave., with church Pastor Louvenia Brown, offering words of comfort.
Public visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Fluker Funeral Home, 985 Ossie Davis Parkway.
The body will lie in repose Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. to the hour of service.
Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.
She was born Sept. 15, 1940 in Waycross to the late A.J. Crosby and Maude Roach Crosby. She was the eldest of three sisters, the late Lillie Mae Roach Miller and Angela Crosby Adamson.
She received her formal education from the Waycross Public School System. She was joined in holy matrimony to L.V. Hill Sr. of 60 years. She accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior and was member of True Foundation Church of God where she served on the Mother’s Board for many years.
On Monday evening (Jan. 26, 2015) Mother Hill transitioned into her eternal rest at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross, after an illness.
She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, L.V. Hill Sr.; four daughters and three sons. Jeannette Finney (Bobby), of Waycross, Wanda Daniels (Raymond), of Atlanta, Janie Daniels, Sharon Daniels (Myron), Tony Howard Davis, L.V. Hill Jr. (Yolanda) and Eddie Hill, all of Waycross; five grandchildren she raised, Latisha Davis Newman (Timothy), Shanda Perry (Derril), both of Atlanta, Tony Davis Jr., of Baxley, Keith Davis (Erica), Los Angeles, Calif., and Malika Hill, of Waycross; a sister, Angela Crosby Adamson (Clifford), of Fayetteville, N.C.: special nephews, MacArthur Miller Jr. and Calvin Belt, both of Waycross: two sisters-in-law, Pastor Louvenia Brown and Louise Hill, of Waycross; two brothers-in-law, Clifford Adamson, of Fayetteville, N.C., Willie B. Hill (Jeanette), of Rochester, N.Y. ; a special friend, Constine Blocker, of Brockport, N.Y.; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Friends are being received at the Hill residence, 1135 “K” St.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.
Mary Christine Britt
Mary Christine Britt, 87, of Waycross, passed away late Wednesday evening (Jan. 28, 2015) at her residence following an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear.
Audrey H. Chisholm
Audrey Roberta Harvey Chisholm, 88, of Indianapolis, Ind., formerly of Homerville, died peacefully Wednesday (Jan. 21, 2015) at the Hearth at Windermere, Indianapolis, where she had been a resident for more than eight years.
She was born in 1927 and raised on Grand Manan Island in New Brunswick, Canada. Even though she was not originally from the South, she was truly a Southern lady.
She was the widow of the late Dr. Lewis F. Chisholm, of Homerville. She was very active in the community and loved her church, Homerville United Methodist Church. A “dyed-in-the-wool” Methodist — she loved singing in the choir and being involved with anything going on at the church.
She knitted hundreds of Christmas stockings for the annual church bazaar. Many, many mantles are adorned at Christmastime with “Miss Audrey’s” stockings. Both she and Dr. Chisholm were extremely active in the Scouting program. She was honored by the Boy Scouts of America with the Silver Antelope Award, which “recognizes Scout leaders of exceptional character who have provided distinguished service within a region.”
She and Dr. Chisholm also loved supporting the community and its young people. They could be seen serving in the concession stand at Friday night ballgames.
A registered nurse, she graduated from the Toronto General Hospital nursing program in Toronto, Canada. She worked alongside her husband, Dr. Chisholm, at Robbins Clinic in Homerville. She loved being a nurse and worked tirelessly providing nursing care and love for the Homerville community.
She will be deeply missed by her children and their spouses and families, Lewis F. Chisholm Jr. (Alexa), grandchildren, Daniella (Bob Denison and great-grandson, Rivers Denison), Jonathan, Andrea, Natalie and Melanie; William C. Chisholm M.D., (Charo) and son Bucky: and daughter, Stephanie Chisholm Reed (Scott) and sons Dan and Frank.
She was the daughter of the late Fletcher and Roberta Harvey of Grand Manan, New Brunswick, Canada.
She will also be missed by her sisters, Hildred (Richard Nason), Mary (Bill Young) and Ruth (Phillip Cooper); and sisters-in-law, Elin (Don Southerland), Bette (Harold Riker) and Joan Harvey; as well as a host of cherished nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother, Scott Harvey, and sisters Margaret (Neil Ingersoll), Christine (John Mosgrove), and great-granddaughter, June Denison.
Visitation will be held Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Roundtree Funeral Home.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Homerville United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Davis officiating, assisted by the Rev. Dan Underwood.
Interment will follow at Pine Forrest Cemetery, Homerville.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Dr. Lewis F. and Audrey H. Chisholm Healthcare Scholarship. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to the youth of Clinch County, for their higher education in heathcare. Donations may be sent in care of: The Community Foundation of South Georgia, P.O. Box 2654, Thomasville, Ga. 31799 or online www.cfsga.net/scholarships.htm
Arrangements have been entrusted to Roundtree Funeral Home, 240 East Dame Ave., Homerville, Ga.
Condolences may be offered at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net
Glenda Jean King
Glenda Jean Glosson King passed away peacefully in Lilburn Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2015) at the age of 74.
She is survived by her daughters, Melanie Davidson Hixon (husband, Allan), of Athens, and Dana King Maxwell (husband, Robby), of Lilburn; two brothers, Ben Glosson (wife, Vian), and Billy Glosson (wife, Betty); two sisters, Kaye Glosson and Anne Cohron; a special aunt, Doris Rewis; two grandchildren, Paige Hixon Sailors (husband, Richard), and Josh Maxwell (wife, Brittany); two great-grandchildren, Ashton Sailors and Aubriegh Maxwell; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Merritt King, and their daughter, Helen Kathryn King, her parents, Walter Benion Glosson Sr. and Mary Butts Glosson, and a son-n-law, Doug Davidson.
She was born Aug. 5, 1940 in Waycross. She graduated from Wacona High School in 1958 and attended Shorter College where she majored in piano and voice.
She later received her LPN (licensed practical nurse) and RN (registered nurse) degrees. She retired from nursing in 2012. She was passionate about spending time with her family and friends and adored her little Brussels Griffon “Gabbi.” She always exuded a sweet spirit had a giving heart. She will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Music Funeral Home in Waycross.
The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Members of the 1958 graduating class of Wacona High School are asked to gather at the Music Funeral Home at 1:40 p.m. Saturday to serve as honorary pallbearers.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
William G. Brown Jr.
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for William Girvin “Bill” Brown Jr., 72, was held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Officiating were the Rev. Dwain Harper, the Rev. Curtis Johnson, the Rev. Bryan Crews, Stanley Sandiford and Randy Crosby.
Interment was in the Blackshear Cemetery with Masonic Rites conducted by the Blackshear Masonic Lodge, No. 270.
Active pallbearers were Tony Taylor, Eddie Taylor, John Westberry, Mark Boy, Robbie Taylor, Randy Taylor and Matthew Boy.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Blackshear High School class of 1961, the River Rats and the Blackshear Masonic Lodge as well as Carter, Jillian and Julianna Taylor.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
James ‘Mutt’ Sowell
A funeral for James U. “Mutt” Sowell was held Wednesday morning at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Derwin Griffin officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Warren Bickerstaff, Derrick Fiveash, Jason Fiveash, Jay Jones, Robbie Sowell and Jeremy Taylor.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Adult Men’s II Sunday School class.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Lori Williams Davis
A memorial service for Lori Williams Davis was held Tuesday afternoon at Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Mitchem officiating.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Dirk Joshua Wood
A funeral for Dirk Joshua “Josh” Wood, 34, of Blackshear, took place Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home with the Rev. Drew Dodd and the Rev. Dwain Harper officiating.
Serving as pallbearers were Kelly Newman, Jarrod Johnson, Justin Boland, Chris Drury, Justin Adams and Brad Aldridge.
Honorary pallbearers were Joseph Hobbs, Tavis Popham, Chad Hobbs, Chase Popham and Bucky Buckner.
Burial followed in the Blackshear City Cemetery.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.
Marlyon Scott Steedley
A funeral for Marlyon Scott Steedley was held Wednesday afternoon at Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Chris Boyd and the Rev. Adam Henderson officiating.
Burial followed in Victory Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ivey Oliver, Greasy Oliver, Ed Griffin, Jeffrey Cox, Harry Lee Oliver, George White, Billy Griffin and Edward Oliver.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Colleen M. Robinson
Colleen McCullough Robinson, an Australian author, her best-known work being The Thorn Birds, died today.
McCullough was a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She lived on Norfolk Island.
Her 2008 novel The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet engendered controversy with her reworking of characters in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. McCullough was born in Wellington in Central West New South Wales in 1937 to James and Laurie McCullough.
Her mother was a New Zealander of part-Māori descent. During her childhood, her family moved around a great deal, and she was also a voracious reader. Her family eventually settled in Sydney, and she attended Holy Cross College, having a strong interest in the humanities.
Before entering tertiary education, she previously earned a living as a teacher, librarian, and journalist. In her first year of medical studies at the University of Sydney she suffered dermatitis from surgical soap and was told to abandon her dreams of becoming a medical doctor. Instead, she switched to neuroscience and worked in Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney.
In 1963 she moved for four years to the United Kingdom; at the Great Ormond Street hospital in London, she met the chairman of the neurology department at Yale University who offered her a research associate job at Yale. McCullough spent 10 years from April 1967 to 1976 researching and teaching in the Department of Neurology at the Yale Medical School in New Haven, Conn. It was while at Yale that she wrote her first two books. One of these, The Thorn Birds, became an international best seller that in 1983 was turned into one of the most watched television mini-series of all time.
In 1984 a portrait of Colleen McCullough, painted by Wesley Walters, was a finalist in the Archibald Prize.