Dr. Edwin J. Lowd
Dr. Edwin Jerome Lowd, M.D., 80, formerly of Waycross, died Dec. 14, 2015 in Costa Mesa, Calif., after a short illness.
He was born Oct. 24, 1935 to the late Edith and Nathaniel Lowd Sr. He attended the public schools in Waycross, graduating from Center High School in 1954.
He graduated from Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tenn., with a bachelor of science degree in biology in 1958. He received a master of science degree in zoology one year later. He received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tenn. in 1969.
He interned and established his residency at Harlem Hospital, New York City, N.Y., and specialized as an orthopedic surgeon from 1969 to 1976 when he was called to military duty.
He entered the U.S. Navy in 1976 at Camp LeJeune, N.C., and was commissioned a lieutenant commander medical officer. He completed his military tour of duty and was honorably discharged in 1978.
He resumed his medical career in Los Angeles, Calif., where he added hand surgery to his specialty. During his career he achieved an impressive list of certifications, accreditations and honors. Among his certifications he was a Diplomat American Board of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, American Academy of Pain Management and the American Board of Forensic Examiners.
He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians, American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons and the American College of Forensic Examiners.
He was also an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American College of Forensic Examiners and the California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery.
In semi-retirement, he became a Qualified Medical Examiner, QME, and practiced as a medical consultant. He continued this practice until his untimely demise.
He was predeceased by his parents Edith and Nathaniel Sr., three brothers, Howard, of Detroit, Mich., Charles Sr., of Waycross, and Donald, of Los Angeles, Calif.
His departing leaves a deep and abiding sense of loss among those whom he loved and those who loved him best.
He is survived by two brothers, Nathaniel Lowd Jr., of Waycross, and Raleigh Lowd (Mary), of Freehold, N.J.; two sisters-in-law, Laura Lowd, of Waycross, and Pearl Lowd, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Albert Henderson
Albert Henderson, 71, died Wednesday (Dec. 30, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following an extended illness.
He was a born in Homerville but lived most of his life in Ware County. He was a son of the late Ernie Lee Henderson and Louel Nell Herrin Henderson. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Elaine Anderson, and two brothers, Jack Henderson and Bruce Henderson.
He was a retired truck driver for Lazy Brooks, Inc. and was a member of Pebble Hill Baptist Church. He was the founding member of Satilla River Rats.
Survivors include his wife, Lynn Henderson, of Blackshear; a daughter, Monica Carnes, of Clayton; a son, Carl Henderson (wife, Kim), of Powder Springs; three grandchildren, Erika Carnes, Alexandria Levit and Erin Davenport; two great-grandchildren, Bryleigh Davenport and Cohen Davenport; three sisters, Jean Cottle, Wanda Braddock and Tina Smith, all of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorialization will be by cremation. The family requests memorials to be sent to Pebble Hill Baptist Church, 5755 Sandhill Road, Waycross, Ga. 31503.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy maybe expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Iris F. Hitt
A funeral for Iris F. Hitt was held Monday morning at First United Methodist Church of Blackshear with the Rev. David W. Unkles officiating.
Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mark French, Bill Fuqua, Dustin Hitt, Jacob Hitt, Patrick Hitt, Brian James and Scott Tanner.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.