Marietta Joyner Poole
Marietta Joyner Poole, 70, died suddenly Thursday morning (Jan. 21, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
She was a native of Atkinson County who lived most of her life in the Waycross-Blackshear area.
She was formerly employed by A-1 Answering Service.
She was a devoted and loving homemaker, her children were her “heartbeat” that she deeply loved and cherished.
She was the daughter of the late Henry Joyner and Irene Walker Joyner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Davis Poole, and four siblings, Benny Joyner, Parnell Joyner, Virginia Boyles and Buddy Joyner.
Survivors include three sons, David L. Corbitt (Catherine), of Pearson, Carlton Corbitt (Shay), of Waycross, and Chad Wilson, of Blackshear; two daughters, Regina Corbitt, of Hortense, and Carrie McQuaig (Buddy), of Blackshear; eight grandchildren, Amanda Lankford, Stephanie Corbitt, Valerie Corbitt, Cassidy Rae Corbitt, Conner Corbitt, Dylan, Lauren and Lindsey McQuaig; nine great-grandchildren, Destiny Lankford, Caitlyn Lankford, Phillip Lankford, Carly Lankford, Jaylynn Foster, Landan Foster, Ella Jackson, Blayden Corbitt and Emvi Corbitt; two sisters, Earlene Stansell, of Brockway, Pa., and Lou Ellen Carter, of Douglas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 1 until 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will immediately follow in Oakland Cemetery.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Hortense C. Taylor
Hortense C. Taylor, 87, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Waycross, passed away Thursday morning (Jan. 21, 2016) at River Garden Hebrew Home in Jacksonville, Fla., surrounded by her family under the care of Northeast Florida Community Hospice and River Garden staff, after an extended illness.
She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville for 38 years, a member of The Love Class (Senior Adult Ladies Sunday School Class) and a former member of the Chancel Choir.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Frank Taylor.
Survivors include six daughters, Trudy Gardner (Rick), of St. Augustine, Fla., Frances Owens (Mackie), of Panama City, Fla., Nancy Perry (James), of Blackshear, Susan Hohenstein (Bill), of Blackshear, Peggy Wall (Bill), of Blackshear, and Kay Rogers (Winston), of Jacksonville, Fla.; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Marshall Campbell (Mary Ann), of Travelers Rest, S.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church Jacksonville with a visitation the hour prior.
A funeral will be held 4 p.m. Saturday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 3 until 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
The family wishes to thank the staff of River Garden Hebrew Home and Community Hospice for their care, love and support.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Lenona M. Booth
Lenona M. “Hoppy” Booth, 96, died Sunday morning (Jan. 17, 2016) at South Lake Rehabilitation and Care Center in Lincoln, Neb., following a brief illness.
“Hoppy” was born Aug. 15, 1919, in Detroit, Mich., but lived most of her life in Evansville, Ind., and lived two years in Henderson, Ky., before moving to Waycross.
She graduated in September 1940 from Protestant Deaconess School of Nursing in Evansville, Ind., and served in the United States Army during World War II as 2nd Lieutenant from 1943 to 1946.
She was a general duty nurse, and following active duty she returned to Evansville, Ind., and worked at the Deaconess Hospital as a surgical nurse for many years. She was later in charge of surgical supply until her retirement in 1984. She was also a member of the American Nurse Association.
“Hoppy” loved to travel. She went to the Holy Land twice and was baptized in the Jordan River. Hoppy and Russell were married in 1995. She impacted many lives here with her sense of humor, happy attitude and love of life. She was a member of Haywood Baptist Church.
She was a daughter of the late Tobias Haupt and Emma Reudlinger Haupt. She was preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, Russell Y. Booth.
She is survived by two friends who loved her very much and were thankful they had the opportunity to know and love her, Bill and Dee Bryson, of Waycross.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Haywood Baptist Church.
Burial will follow at Piney Grove Cemetery in Appling County.
The family will receive friends Saturday morning at the church from 10 until 11 o’clock.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Edith Eulalia B. King
BLACKSHEAR — Edith Eulalia Broadwater King, 95, of Blackshear, passed away early Thursday morning (Jan. 21, 2016) at the Pierce County Nursing Home.
Born in the Waycross, Aug. 20, 1920, she lived in Pierce County most of her life. She was a retired seamstress with Pierce Shoe Manufacturing and was a member of Victory Baptist Church. She loved the Lord with all of her heart and enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and quilting.
She also loved flowers, canning vegetables and gardening. She was everybody’s friend and loved her little dog, Little Bitt.
She was a daughter of the late William and Mamie Greene Broadwater. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Claude Richard King, a daughter, Mary Ann DuBois, a granddaughter, Gina Renee Scruggs, her sister, Latrelle Rozier, and all four of her brothers, Billy Broadwater, Clifford McMichael, Clarence McMichael and Bernard McMichael.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Nell and John Dale Miles, of Brunswick, and Faye and Aaron Rozier Jr., of Waycross; five grandchildren, Tammy LeDuc, Kevin DuBois, Lisa Marie (Ronnie) Steedley, Lynn Alison (Robert) Keller and Aaron E. “Ron” and Melinda Rozier III; a grandson-in-law, Stephen Scruggs; 11 great-grandchildren, Josh DuBois, Brandon Mussara, Dillard LeDuc, Nena (Darr) Stephan, Lynsey (Buck) Courson, Kandice Keeter, Andrea Moore, Toby Steedley, Stephen Malone Scruggs, Brittany Dale (Mitch) Francese and Erin Taylor Rozier; eight great-great-grandchildren, Emma Francese, Joshua David DuBois, Alexiz Lynn Dubois, Haydn Steedley, Melody Moore, Caleb Courson, Hunter Courson and Christian Courson; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in the Shiloh Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 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.

Ethel M. Hyler
Ethel M Hyler, 69, of Blackshear, passed away Monday (Jan. 18, 2016) in Jacksonville, Fla., following an extended illness.
She was the daughter of the late Cindy Trueluck, and the late George Bowens.
She attended public schools in Atkinson County. She was employed with the Job Corps, of Gainesville, Fla., the Pierce County School System, Subway Inc., and Jerry J’s Inc., before her retirement.
She was an active member of Fourth Mount Olive Baptist Church and enjoyed attending church, cooking, singing, fishing and traveling, until her health began to fail.
Preceding her in death was a daughter, Cynthia Bass, and one grandchild, Yasmine Bass.
She leaves to cherish her memories, one brother, Charles James (Burnell), of Valdosta; one sister, Eliza Mae Rutledge, of Gainesville, Fla.; two special nephews, Byron Bowens, of Blackshear, and Kerry Atkinson (Renarada), of Waycross; one special niece, Tracie (Delafied) Smith, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and sorrowing friends.
Visitation will be tonight from 6 until 8 o’clock at Rainge Memorial Funeral Home.
The funeral will be Saturday, 11 a.m. at Fourth Mt. Olive Church, Youmans Street, Blackshear. Pastor Morris Pate will offer words of comfort. Burial will follow in the Nunn Cemetery, Bob Bowen Road, Blackshear.
The body will lie in state from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.
The cortege will assemble at 10:15 a.m. at 601 Ware St., Blackshear.
Rainge Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.