Avery Lee Griffin
Avery Lee Griffin, 73, of Hoboken, died Wednesday morning (July 13, 2016) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House after an extended illness.
He was born in Hoboken to the late Jeptha Griffin and Zettie O’Quinn Griffin. He was employed by Cotton States Insurance as a senior claims adjuster and then for the Brantley County Board of Commissioners.
He was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Hoboken.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jeptha Griffin and Zettie O’Quinn Griffin, four brothers, James Franklin Griffin, Tony Michael Griffin, John Lamar Griffin and Daniel Dempsey Griffin, and five sisters, Zoie Griffin Dykes, Jessie Griffin, Edith Theroux, Mary Evelyn Ray and Lucille Herrin.
He is survived by his three daughters, Neely Griffin-Moody (husband, Brian), of Hoboken, Jennifer Griffin Heft (husband, Richard), of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and Kelly Griffin, of Waycross; two grandchildren, Gabrielle Kea Taormina, of Athens, and Andrew Grayson Taormina, of Hoboken; one sister, Iris Griffin Carpenter, of Waycross; one brother, Lindsey David Griffin, of Reidsville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held this evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
A funeral will be held Friday morning at 11 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Hoboken.
Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Johnson
James “Coach Jimmy” Johnson, 71, died Tuesday afternoon (July 12, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following an extended illness.
He was a native of Columbia, Tenn., grew up in Bainbridge, and lived most of his adult life in Ware County. He was the son of the late James Knox Polk Johnson Sr.
He earned a bachelor of science degree and a master’s degree in secondary education. He taught for 28 years at Ware County High School. He was a teacher and coached football, tennis and track. He was retired from the Brantley County High School.
He was a devoted member of Winona Park United Methodist Church, the president of the Sojourners and helped cook Wednesday night suppers at the church. He formerly served as president of the Ware County Magnet School Athletic Club.
Survivors include his wife, Julia Pead Johnson, of Waycross; a daughter, Maq Johnson and Yanny Richardson, of Waycross; a son, James Knox Polk Johnson III and Holly Johnson, of Waycross; three grandchildren, Matthew Knox Johnson, A.J. Richardson and Maylee Grace Johnson; and his mother, Margaret Johnson, of Waycross.
A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Winona Park United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:30 Friday afternoon at the church.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Era ‘Becky’ Johnson
Era Rebecca “Becky” Johnson, 65, of Waycross, died early Wednesday morning (July 13, 2016) at her residence following an extended illness.
Born Jan. 7, 1951 in Adel, she grew up in Fernandina Beach, Fla., and lived in Augusta before moving to Waycross in the 1990s. She worked as a waitress at several restaurants, including the Green Frog in Waycross and Shoney’s in Augusta, and had also been a manager at Advance Auto Parts in Waycross. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Milton and Era Belle Cason Fulgham, and a sister, Linda Hickox.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Arnold Johnson, of Waycross; her son, Arnold Johnson Jr., of Waycross; her daughter, Brenda M. Johnson, of Waycross; two granddaughters, Elaina Nicole Delgato (husband, Marc), of Norfolk, Va., and Katelyn Johnson, of Savannah; a great-granddaughter, Abbey Delgato, of Norfolk, Va.; two brothers, Charles Fulgham (wife, Debbie), of Waycross, and Hillary Fulgham, of Hawaii; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A private family memorial service will take place at a later time. Memorialization is by cremation.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.hartfh.com
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

Katherine K. Reaves
Katherine Kemp Reaves, 84, of Bronx, N.Y., died Saturday (July 9, 2016) in Bronx Montesiore Hospital after an illness.
She was a native of Waycross and the daughter of the late James and Norien Mills Kemp.
She was a former member of Greater Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.

Lucy Laverne Harris
A funeral for Lucy Laverne Harris was held Wednesday morning at Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Charlie Moore conducting and John “Moody” Huggins giving the eulogy.
Burial followed in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Chris Phillips, Clay Phillips, Luke Moss, David Huggins, Mark Andrews and Luke Harris.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Freddie Gelon Brown
A private graveside service for Freddie Gelon Brown was held Wednesday at Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Brown and the Rev. L.A. Joiner officiating.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Patricia Ann Leitch
A graveside service for Patricia Ann Leitch was held Wednesday afternoon at Greenlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Beal officiating.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.