John Bradley Waters
BLACKSHEAR — John Bradley Waters, 89, of Blackshear, died Tuesday night (June 30, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following an extended illness.
Born Oct. 1, 1925 in Pierce County, he was a son of the late George W. Waters Sr. and Ella Vicie Hogarth Waters. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during World War II but lived most of his life in Blackshear. He worked many years as a carman with CSX Transportation, retiring in 1987.
A faithful member of First Baptist Church in Blackshear, he attended the Fellowship Sunday School Class and the JOY Group. He was also a member of the McDonald’s Breakfast Club and the Retired Carman Association.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Helen Marjorie Sweat Waters, and all of his brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his son, Johnny Waters (wife, Karen), of Valdosta; two grandchildren, Jada Scurlock (husband, Jamie) and Brad Waters III (fiancee, Jessica Baughcum), all of Lake Park; two great-grandchildren, Jake and Roman Scurlock, of Lake Park; a sister-in-law, Annelle Waters, of Waycross; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives; and many friends.
A funeral will take place Friday morning at 11 o’clock at First Baptist Church in Blackshear.
Burial will follow in Waters Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
The family requests all members of the First Baptist Church Fellowship Sunday School class and the McDonald’s Breakfast Club to serve as honorary pallbearers. They are asked to be at the church by 10:40 a.m. Friday.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.hartfh.com
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
Thomas J. Moseley Jr.
BLACKSHEAR — Thomas “Tommy” Jefferson Moseley Jr., 68, died Wednesday morning (July 1, 2015) at his residence in Blackshear after an extended illness.
He was born in Wayne County to the late Thomas Moseley Sr. and Daisy Irene Aspinwall Moseley and lived in Blackshear for most of his life. He joined the U.S. Air Force and was in the Special Forces during the Vietnam War. He was the owner and operator of Georgia Pine, Land and Timber and he retired from Bumper to Bumper. He loved to fish and spend time with his grandchildren.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Archie Franklin Moseley, and a grandson, Joshua Thomas Moseley.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Shirley Dixon Moseley, of Blackshear; a son, Josh Moseley of Blackshear; two grandchildren, Molly Madison Moseley and Taylor Blake Johnson; three sisters, Janice Keen (Alan), of Waycross, Linda DeAngelo, of Blackshear, Barbara Hagen (Lowell), of Bristol; a brother, Lawton Moseley, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a special niece, Sally Clark; two special nephews, Bryan Clark and Edgar Dixon; two good friends, Jamie Brazel, of Waycross, Amber Johnson, of Waycross; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Hacklebarney Baptist Church. The family will receive friends starting at 2 p.m. at the church.
Burial will follow in Foster Cemetery in Offerman.
The family asks that donations be made to Miles-Odum Funeral Home to cover funeral expenses in lieu of flowers.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Hubert C. Dubberly
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Hubert Carlos Dubberly, 90, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away late Saturday evening (June 27, 2015) at his residence following an illness.
Born June 1, 1925, in Wayne County, he moved to Jacksonville in 1953 and was retired from St. Regis Paper Company as a welder. An avid outdoorsman, he loved to go camping, deer hunting and fishing in the St. Marys River.
He loved to raise cows and work on the farm, along with raising honey bees and many other animals. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was a son of the late Caleb Dubberly and Mary Eason Dubberly Cofer, and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Sirmons, a sister, Beulah Wasdin, and a brother, Rubert Dubberly.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Irene Wright Dubberly, of Jacksonville; two daughters, Nancy O’Neal, of Jacksonville, and Diana Alice Fanger (husband, Dana), of Jacksonville; a son, Dennis Hubert Dubberly (wife, Bonnie), of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Melissa Jagodzinski, Stephanie Hooper (husband, Jimmy), Timmy Green (wife, Sharell), Travis Dubberly (fiancee, Jessica), Curtis Dubberly (wife, Sheri), Sherry Kelly (husband, B.J.) and Bobby Sirmons (wife, Connie); nine great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives.
The funeral will be held at 4 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Interment will be in the Lake Chapel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.
Chris A. Williams
VALDOSTA — Chris A. Williams, 49, of Valdosta, died Tuesday (June 30, 2015) at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton.
He was born April 15, 1966 at Ramey Air Force Base, Puerto Rico. He was co-owner of ClientTell and was a member of Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
He was a generous person who loved and adored kids and making other people happy. He enjoyed gadgets, toys, fast cars and technology. He had a green thumb and enjoyed working in his yard and flowers.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Rebecca Palmer Williams, of Valdosta; his parents, Allen Jack Williams and Joyce Marion Jensen Williams, of Valdosta; one sister and brother-in-law, Cindy and Jeff Sackett, of Stanley, N.C.; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Mark and Penny Williams, of Dallas, Texas, and Scott Williams, of Homestead, Fla.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joe and Pam Palmer, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., Mark Palmer and Michele and Eddie Harris, of Waycross; nieces and nephews, Carter Sackett, Emily Sackett, Nathan Williams, Sam Harris (Nathy), Michael Harris, Matthew Harris, Zachary Harris, Jessie Kalinowski (Cody), Trey Palmer (Leigh) and Richard Palmer (Emily); and great-nieces and great-nephews, Khloe Kalinowski, Colton Kalinowski, Dean Palmer, Loraleigh Palmer and Joe Palmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents-in-law, Nina Evelyn Tanner Palmer and Joseph Sanders Palmer Sr., and brother-in-law, Michael Christopher Palmer.
A funeral mass will be held Friday at 11 a. m. at Saint John The Evangelist Catholic Church.
Entombment will follow at McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. today at Carson McLane Funeral Home.
Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.mclanecares.com
Carson McLane Funeral Home is serving the family.