Billy Joe Kight
Billy Joe Kight, 77, of Hortense, passed away Thursday (Dec. 17, 2015) following an extended illness.
Born in Douglas, Jan. 10, 1938, he was the son of Cecil Kight and Eva Fountain Kight. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Eva “Koko” Kight Hunter.
He was retired from International Auto Processing, where he worked for 12 years. He graduated from Emory University in 1960 with a degree in geology. He was also a pilot for Georgia Forestry Commission in the early 1960s.
Survivors include his loving companion of 31 years, Dianne Newell, of Hortense, her son and daughter-in-law, Bruce Newell (Rhonda), of Broxton, and a cousin, Francis Fountain (Mary), of Douglas, as well as many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home with Brother Stephen Jenkins and Brother James Lightsey officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, Ga. 31525.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at fryefh.com
Col. ‘Bill’ Snow Jr.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Colonel William “Bill” M. Snow Jr., USAF Retired, a man of honor, died peacefully on Saturday (Jan. 2, 2016) in Fort Collins, Colo., after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Born in Waycross, he was the son of William and Iva Lee Snow. He was a graduate of Douglas High School in Douglas. In his desire to serve his country, he attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., graduating in 1957.
Because of his love of flying, he transferred to the U.S. Air Force to defend his country as a fighter pilot. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant. After graduating from pilot training, he married his college sweetheart, Faye Quarterman Snow.
Subsequently, he earned his Air Intercept Pilot designation serving at Kincheloe AFB, Mich., and Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, where he pulled air defense alert and practiced air intercepts while keeping the northern tier of the United States secure from attack.
He then trained for the F-105 and transitioned to Takhli, Thailand where he valiantly completed 160 combat missions in 360 days in the F-105 “Thunderchief.” Upon returning home from Vietnam, he attended graduate school at the University of Southern California earning a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).
After being awarded his graduate degree, he was assigned to Strategic Air Command Headquarters (SAC HQ) at Offutt AFB, Neb. Following his SAC HQ assignment as a civil engineer, he was selected to attend the Air War College at Maxwell AFB, Ala., graduating in 1975.
He excelled in and enjoyed his civil engineering assignments at Anderson AFB, Guam and Pease AFB, N.H., thereby enabling him to become the base civil engineer at Barksdale AFB, La., from which he retired in February 1984.
His military awards include the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross and numerous other honors.
After his Air Force career, he embarked on a rewarding second career as part of the Shreveport based commercial real estate firm U.L. Coleman Companies.
Throughout his life, he lived a life serving his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was active in Airline Baptist Church serving in many capacities such as Adult Sunday School teacher, Faith Evangelism leader and chair of deacons. He enjoyed woodworking and crafted an artistically beautiful violin which produced rich, melodious music.
He also enjoyed fishing, gardening and was an avid runner and exercise enthusiast. His strong, gentle and kind nature was evident to all who knew him. He was the epitome of a Southern gentleman.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Faye Quarterman Snow, a son, William M. Snow III, and his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Mary R. Snow, of Bossier City, La.; his son, Mark W. Snow (wife, Betsy C. Snow), of Shreveport, La.; daughters, Col. Deidre E. Briggs, USAF Retired and husband Lt. Col. Kenneth L. Briggs, USA Retired, of Fort Collins, Colo., Suzanne L. Bundrick and husband Dr. John B. Bundrick, of Rochester, Minn., Deborah F. Lacey and husband David J. Lacey, of Fort Collins, Colo.; his sister, Sue Whidden and husband Jim Whidden, of Nashville, Ga.; and grandchildren, Sarah C. Bundrick, of Shreveport, La., Hannah L. Bundrick, of Rochester, Minn., Mary E. Bundrick, of Rochester, Minn., Elizabeth M. Lacey, of Fort Collins, Colo., Catherine E. Lacey, of Fort Collins, Colo., Taylor Lee and his wife Heather, of Lake Charles, La., and Ellen and Avery Grimshaw, of Shreveport, La.
A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel, 601 Highway 80, Haughton, La. 71037. The Rev. Harrell Shelton will preside.
Interment with full military honors will follow at Hill Crest Memorial Park.
The family will accept visitors from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Donations in memory of Colonel William M. Snow Jr., USAF Retired, may be made to Airline Baptist Church, the Alzheimer’s Association or to Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Research.
Condolences may be shared at www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com
Atlas N. Flournoy
Atlas N. Flournoy, 58, died Thursday evening (Jan. 7, 2016) at Coffee Regional Medical Center, Douglas, after an illness.
Funeral arrangements will be announce later by Fluker Funeral Home.
Dorothy M. Powell
BLACKSHEAR — Dorothy M. Powell, 86, of Blackshear, passed away Thursday evening (Jan. 7, 2016) at the Pierce County Nursing Home following an illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear.
Donald Edward Boss
JESUP — Donald Edward Boss, 89, of Jesup, passed away Thursday morning (Jan. 7, 2016) at Altamaha Healthcare Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.
Carolyn T. McClendon
Carolyn Herndon Taylor McClendon, 63, of Waycross, died Thursday afternoon (Jan. 7, 2016) at her residence after an illness.
The family is accepting family and friends at her house, 2405 Minnesota Ave., Waycross, anytime.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.