Atlas Flournoy
A celebration of life service for Atlas Norvak Flournoy, 58, will be held Tuesday 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.
Interment will be in Hazzard Hill Cemetery.
Friends are being received at his parents’ residence, 990 McDonald St.
He was born March 19, 1957 in Waycross, the second child and the oldest son of George Flournoy and Elsie Walker Flournoy.
He departed this life Thursday (Jan. 7, 2016) after a brief illness.
He received his formal education from the public school system of Waycross and graduated from Waycross High School in 1975.
Those left to cherish his memory include a son, Nahshon Hughley; three grandchildren, of Arizona; his parents, George and Elsie Flournoy, of Waycross; a sister, Donna Nevins, of Jonesboro; two brothers, Ahmad Flournoy (Bonita), of McDonough, and Vada Flournoy, of Jonesboro; four nieces, Kinista Nevins, of Duluth, Aja Flournoy, of Riverdale, Shaina Flournoy, of McDonough, and Candice Alick of Durham, N.C.; other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.

Dorothy ‘Dot’ Steward
BLACKSHEAR — Dorothy Virginia “Dot” Cooper Steward, 94, of Waycross, passed away Saturday morning (Jan. 9, 2016) at the Pierce County Nursing Home.
Born in Farmington, Mo., April 2, 1921, she lived in West Palm Beach, Fla., for several years before moving to Pierce County in 1978. She was a homemaker and was a member of First Baptist Church of Blackshear where she was a former member of the Joy Choir.
She was a member of the Pierce County Quilting Club, enjoyed crafts and crocheting and will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.
She was the daughter of the late John William Thomas and Louise Halter Cooper. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Louis Steward, all three of her sisters, Elizabeth Johnson, Marie Madison and Elsie Polete, and by her brother, James Cooper.
Survivors include her daughter, Margaret Rhoden, of Waycross; her son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Cathy Steward, of Blackshear; four grandchildren, Jimmy and Sharon Steward, Joe and Jennifer Rhoden, Scott and Tracy Rhoden, and Ted Lewis Jr.; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held this afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in the Blackshear Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
The family kindly requests employees of the Pierce County Nursing Home to serve as honorary pallbearers and are asked to meet at the funeral home by 2:30 this afternoon.
Memorials may be made to the Pierce County Nursing Home Family Council, 221 Carter Ave., Blackshear, Ga. 31516.
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 L. Strickland
Betty Elizabeth Lackey Strickland, 90, of Blackshear, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday evening (Jan. 8, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
Born in Charlotte, N.C. May 12, 1925, she lived in South Carolina for several years before moving to Pierce County in 1999. She was a retired receptionist with the State of South Carolina Department of Mental Health. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Blackshear where she was active in the Alert Sunday School Class and the Joy Senior Group.
She also worked with the “Hands to Work” group making hundreds of ditty bags for Seaman’s House in Brunswick.
An honorary member of the Classy Red Hatters, she was also the oldest member. She was a member of the Senior Quilters of Pierce County, enjoyed tending to her flower garden, loved being around people.
She was a daughter of the late Jetter Butler and Lenis Susan Bowers Lackey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Strickland, her son, Robert Donald Strickland, a granddaughter, Shelly Strickland, and both of her brothers, J.B. Lackey Jr. and Raeford B. Lackey.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Sharyn Guy, of Florence, S.C., and Debora and Jim Strickland, of Blackshear; a sister and brother-in-law, Peggy L. and Sam E. Bennett, of Hanahan, S.C.; a sister-in-law, Shirley Lackey, of Beaufort, S.C.; three grandchildren, William Smith, Angela Steedley and Shannon (Misty) Strickland; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in the Twin Rivers Cemetery.
Visitation be held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
The family kindly requests members of the Alert Sunday School Class and the Classy Red Hatters to serve as honorary pallbearers. They are asked to meet at the funeral home by 1:30 Tuesday afternoon.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org
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.

Edwin Peacock
Edwin Peacock, 64, died suddenly Saturday evening (Jan. 9, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Waycross.
He was a native of Dodge County, but lived most of his life in Waycross. A 1970 graduate of Waycross High School, he retired from the Georgia State Patrol as a license examiner after 25 years. After retirement, he was employed by Winge’s Bait and Tackle.
He was the son of the late William Edward Peacock and Doris Wynn Peacock.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Connie McClelland Peacock, of Waycross; one daughter, Tori Rogers (fiancé, Chris Smith); his grandchildren, Hunter, Jessica and Dalaney Rogers, Autumn and Daniel Smith; one brother, Timmie Peacock (wife, Wendy), of Waycross; one sister, Diane Peacock, of Conyers; two nieces, Blair and Sydney Peacock; one nephew, Stanley McClelland; and his beloved cats, Tigger and Little One.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 6 until 8 o’clock this evening at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Carolyn McClendon
Carolyn Herndon Taylor McClendon, 63, of Waycross died Thursday afternoon (Jan. 7, 2016) at her residence after an extended illness.
She was born in Lilbourn, Mo., to the late William B. and Sally June Jeter Herndon. She lived in central Georgia before moving to Waycross in 1980. She worked at the King Edward Cigar Factory and later worked at Domino’s until 2009.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, George Herndon, special great-niece, Bethany Collet.
Survivors include her husband of four years, Youman Samuel McClendon, of Waycross; five children, Sharman Nix, Vicki Reynolds (husband, Mike), Jenny Satterfield (husband, Harl), James Long (wife, Ciji), and Sally Brunell (husband, Tony), all of Waycross; 31 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one on the way; two sisters, June Herndon and Judy Mackert, both of Dexter; four brothers, Billy Herndon, Johnny Herndon (wife, Barbara), Elmer Herndon (wife, Bonnie), Jerry Herndon, all of Waycross; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday evening at 7 o’clock at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Herbert Bradshaw Jr.
A memorial service for Herbert Bradshaw Jr. was held Saturday morning at First Baptist Church in Waycross with Dr. Porky Haynes officiating.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lottie Mae Vanhoy
A funeral for Lottie Mae Tatum Vanhoy was held Saturday afternoon at First United Methodist Church in Waycross with the Rev. Barry Giddens and the Rev. Jerry Brown officiating.
Burial followed in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Chris Tatum, Michael Collins, Tim Tatum, Everett M. Lee, Bert Smith, Kevin Howell, Danny Thrift and Anthony Thomas.
Honorary pallbearers were her nieces and nephews.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.