Herbert Bradshaw Jr.
Herbert Bradshaw Jr., 85, of Waverly, died Saturday evening (Jan. 2, 2016) at Sears Manor in Brunswick, after an extended illness.
He was born in Macon, the son of Herbert Bradshaw Sr. and Wilhelmina Bond Bradshaw.
Raised in Waycross, he graduated from Waycross High School in 1947. He then went on to graduate from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1951 where he pitched for the Georgia Tech baseball team for four years.
After graduating from Georgia Tech, he enlisted in the United States Army. After his active duty service he enlisted in Army Reserves where he attained the rank of major.
He married his high school sweetheart, Cecelia Voigt, in 1952. After the death of his father, he owned and operated Bradshaw’s Appliance Store in Waycross for the next 46 years. Shortly after his retirement from Bradshaw’s, he and his wife moved to Dover’s Bluff in Camden County.
He was an avid sports fan, especially Georgia Tech football, baseball and Atlanta Braves baseball. He enjoyed fishing at the Bluff and playing bridge. He became a certified duplicate bridge director and became very active in the Golden Isles Duplicate Bridge Club.
He was a silver life master certified director and served as the club’s manager for 10 years. He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Waycross.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Cecelia Bradshaw, of Waverly; his daughter, Becky Dougherty, of St. Augustine, Fla.; his son, Bob Bradshaw, of Waverly; three grandchildren, Erin Dougherty, Kristin Dougherty, Ethan Dougherty and his wife Jacqueline; three great-grandchildren, Jareb Dougherty, Isaac Dougherty, Liam Dougherty; his cousins, Bettye Milton Taylor, of Arlington, Va., Peggie Milton Hopkins (husband, Charles), of Tallahassee, Fla., Wilhelmina Milton Jenkins (wife, Bert), of Amelia Island, Fla., Don Bond (wife, Beverlyn), of Reynolds, Ga., Barbara Robinson (husband, Bill), of Dunwoody; three brothers-in-law, Fred Voigt (wife, Ann), of Waverly, Harold Voigt (wife, Ellen), of Waverly, John Voigt (wife, Judy), of Lake Hartwell; a cousin, Harold Hardy, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and numerous other relatives.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Mr. Bradshaw will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Waycross.
The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Waycross, 702 Elizabeth St., Waycross, Ga. 31501, Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, Ga. 31525, or to a charity of your choice.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home of Waycross is in charge of the arrangements.
Preston Scott Packer
Harrison Calhoun Parcker
Preston Scott Packer and Harrison Calhoun Packer, beloved newborn sons of Brooks and April (Smith) Packer, of Valdosta, passed away Dec. 20, 2015 at South Georgia Medical Center.
Their final moments were spent surrounded by family and friends that they had touched in some small way throughout their short, yet very memorable lives.
Besides their parents, they leave their sister, Kathryn Elaine Packer; grandparents, Dr. Robert M. Packer III and his wife, Susan Jamison Packer, of Waycross, and Paul S. Smith (Scott) and his wife, Anna Barnes Smith, of Valdosta; uncles, Jamie Packer and his wife, Pa Packer, of Houston, Texas, Rusty Packer and his wife, Courtney Packer, of Portland, Maine; aunt, Amanda Smith, of Valdosta; great-grandmother, Jeanie Barnes, of Valdosta; cousins, Kennedy, Reese, Emmy Kate and Finley Packer, of Houston, Texas, Annabelle and Grady Packer, of Portland, Maine.
An intimate service was held Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at Carson McLane Funeral Home for family to celebrate their short but precious lives.
Condolences may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Packer family at 680 Justin Drive, Valdosta, Ga. 31605.
Arrangements were with Carson McLane Funeral Home of Valdosta.
Charles Randy Johns
Charles “Randy” Randall Johns, 41, of Waycross, passed away Monday morning (Jan. 4, 2016) at his residence after an extended illness.
Born in Waukegan, Ill., he was the son of Hugh Walter Johns, of Jacksonville, and Maggie Corley Howard, of Waycross.
He was a forklift driver for ScotBilt, and worked many years for Waycross Paving. He attended Remnant Church of God. He loved spending time with his children, watching NASCAR and watching college football.
Survivors include his wife, Michelle Johns, of Waycross; his twin children, Blake Matthew Johns and Hannah Elizabeth Johns, of Waycross, sons, Justin Keith Gwaltney and Alex Nathaniel Gwaltney, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; his father, Hugh “Huey” Johns (Sharon), of Jacksonville, Fla.; his mother, Maggie C. Howard, of Waycross; three brothers, Justin Johns and Benji Howard, both of Waycross, and Lee Badcock, of Hoboken; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Amy Yawn, of Hoboken, Hollye Howard Drury (Brian), of Blackshear, and Brandy Howard King (Michael), of Homerville; two nieces, Taylor Drury and Briley Drury; one step-brother, Gary Holmes; step-dad, Ricky Howard, of Waycross; mother of the twins, Gena Johns, of Waycross; and several cousins, aunts, uncles, and other relatives.
Visitation will be held Thursday evening starting at 6 o’clock at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
A funeral will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock at the chapel of Frye Funeral Home with the Rev. Caleb Lancaster and Brother David Herrin officiating.
Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tony Harrellson, Tony Worley, Cecil Eunice, Gary Holmes, Lee Badcock and Shane Farmer.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.fryefh.com
Talmadge L. Gunter
A funeral for Talmadge “Larry” Gunter was held Tuesday morning at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Bryan Gunter, the Rev. Randall Gunter and the Rev. D.L. Mercer officiating.
Burial followed in High Bluff Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Chad Bristow, Gunner Farmer, Daniel Gilliard, Kevin Gilliard, Brenton Gunter and Jonathan Gunter.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.