Bennie R. Garner
Bennie Roland Garner, of Raleigh, N.C., passed away Thursday (Jan. 28, 2016) at his residence surrounded by his beloved wife, Mary Helen, family and friends.
He grew up and graduated high school at the Methodist Children’s Home. He truly loved growing up there and had many fond memories of his childhood.
He and his three brothers served in World War II. He was an aviation ordinanceman, 2nd Class (tail-gunner) in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1945 and was stationed in the Philippines and Guatemala.
He worked for Harmon Volkswagen in the parts department for many years until retirement. He really enjoyed working in his yard all year round.
He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife, Mary Helen; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mae Marcom Garner, his twin brother, Roger, and brothers, Willie and Grover, his sister, Eva Mae House, Florence Griffin and Margaret Tilghman.
The family will receive friends at Montlawn Funeral Home Monday from 11 a.m. until noon.
The funeral will be in the Montlawn Chapel at 12 o’clock.
A graveside service will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.
Arrangements are with Montlawn Funeral Home in Raleigh, N.C.
Floyd Edward Rozier
PATTERSON — Floyd Edward Rozier, 64, of Patterson, passed away Friday morning (Jan. 29, 2016) at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah.
Born in Jesup, Jan. 9, 1952, he lived in Pierce County most of his life. He was a hydraulic fluid specialist for Custom Hydraulics and was a member of Patterson Baptist Church. He was loved by everyone and will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He was a son of the late Rev. Owen Franklin Rozier and Violet Marion Kicklighter Rozier Westberry. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Owen Franklin Rozier Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Rose Batten Rozier, of Patterson; a daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Trevor Rigdon, of Folkston; a son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Sarah Rozier, of Patterson; his step-father, the Rev. Vernon Westberry, of Blackshear; two sisters, Grace Harris and Frances (Junior) Roundtree, all of Blackshear; four grandchildren, Delaney Rigdon, Rowan Rigdon, Abigail Rozier and Ava Rozier; two nieces; a nephew; and several other relatives.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Patterson Baptist Church.
Interment will be in the Laura Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation for will be held Sunday afternoon from 1:30 until 3 o’clock at Patterson Baptist Church.
The family kindly requests members of the Grace Sunday School class to serve as honorary pallbearers and are asked to meet at the church by 2:30 Sunday afternoon.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc. of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.
Dr. Billy C. Dorminy
Dr. Billy ”Bill” Cornelious Dorminy, 88, died Thursday afternoon (Jan. 28, 2016) at his residence in Waycross after a short illness.
Dr. Dorminy was born in Hoboken to the late Andrew Cornelious Dorminy and Nora Belle Newton Dorminy Lastinger. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and attended the University of Alabama where he received his undergraduate degree. Afterwards he attended the University of Pennsylvania and received his doctorate degree.
Dr. Dorminy was a practicing orthodontist in Waycross for many years beginning in 1965 and then retiring in 1989. He was a member of Central Baptist Church. He held other memberships with the Okefenokee Country Club and the American Dental Association.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Welch.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Dorminy, of Waycross; a son, Kipp Dorminy, of Waycross; a step-daughter, Cindy Dell, of Waycross; a brother, Jerry Elkin Dorminy, of Corpus Christi, Texas; a step-sister, Betty McIlrath, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; two nieces, Jane Welch Crane (husband, Dave), of Birmingham, Ala., and Pat Lay, of Albany; a sister-in-law, Julie Reed (husband, Ron), of Lilburn; two brothers-in-law, Carl Gentry (wife, Angie), of White Oak, Coleman Gentry (wife, Cathy), of Kingsland; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorialization is by cremation.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.