Beatrice Lee Todd
Beatrice Lee Todd, 81, of Waycross, died late Monday night (July 20, 2015) at her residence after an extended illness.
She was born in Offerman to the late Ira Lee and Mildred Griffin Lee. She had made Ware County her home for most of her life.
She was a homemaker and a member of Victory Missionary Baptist Church. She was an avid reader and cook. She loved making sure her family and anyone who came to visit her did not leave hungry. She was a very hard working, loving woman, seldom finding time to rest, she was always on her feet, staying busy, cooking, cleaning or caring for her family. She will forever be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Percy Todd, a son, Alton Carl Todd, a daughter, Betty Lorene Pittman, and three brothers, Bill Lee, Harold Lee and Virgil Lee.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Todd Meeks (husband Britt), of Waycross, Virginia Todd Corbitt, of Waycross; her grandchildren, Kelly Strickland, Kerri Strickland Hall (husband Justin), Alton Carl Todd Jr., Shawn Todd, Michelle Todd Spicer, Eric Crews, Christina Crews, Carlton Hunt (wife Rachel), Gene Hunt; her great-grandchildren, Jenna Strickland, Carlie Spicer, Brandon Spicer, Allison Spicer, Trinity Crews, Audree Molina, Brittany Hunt, Ashley Renee, Candice Hunt, Heather Hunt; a brother, James Lee (wife Dana), of Leesburg, Fla.; and numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday at the funeral home beginning at 10 a.m.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
David Lee Campbell
BLACKSHEAR — David Lee Campbell, 49, of Miami, Fla., formerly of Blackshear, passed away Saturday (July 18, 2015) in Miami, Fla. He was born Dec. 7, 1954 to Jackalian Campbell Blakely and Dewey Lee McGauley.
He was educated in the school system of Pierce County and in 1984 he graduated from Pierce County High School. He later went to the Job Corps in Louisville, Ky. for additional training. He enjoyed playing, listening to music, talking to anyone, laughter and loving his mother.
Later in life he met and married Blanche Dupree. He and Branch adopted Craig Shaw as a young child and watched him grow into adulthood.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Blanche Dupree; mother, Jackalian Blakely; father, Dewey McGauley; two brothers, Larry Hill Jr. and Tobias McGauley; uncles, Theodore Mackey, Pugh James, Willie B. Taylor, Nathaniel McGauley, Simon McGauley and John L. McGauley; aunts, Pearl Taylor, Gloria Wesley, Pearl Bircham; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends; and a special friend, Roosevelt Shamble.
The family is currently receiving friends at 513 Owens St., the home of Blanche Dupree Campbell, and at 215 Marion St., Apartment 2-A, Blackshear, the home of Jackalain Blakely.
A visitation will be held Thursday at Rainge Funeral Home.
The funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Rainge Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery, Moore Street, Blackshear.
The family will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m.
Rainge Memorial Chapel, Inc. of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
Eugene ‘Gene’ Davis
Eugene “Gene” Davis, 81, of Homeland, passed away Tuesday (July 21, 2015).
He was born Jan. 11, 1934 in Lyons to the late Neal Davis and Rosa Gay Davis. He was an active member of the Folkston Church of God.
He served Charlton County as a member of the board of education and county commissioners.
He was also preceded in death by his two sisters, Elmyra Brantley and Sylvania Vaughn.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Coy Ann Sanderson Davis; three sons, Ronny Davis (Kay), Jimmy Davis (Barbara) and Calvin Davis; five grandchildren, Clint Davis, Scott Davis, Joalby Davis, Whitney Davis and Elizabeth Roland; thred great-grandchildren, Mason Davis, Hudson Davis and J.B. Davis.
A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Homeland Cemetery with the Rev. Rob Gillis officiating.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard Funeral Home in Folkston.
Karen Lee Hawk
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Karen Lee Strickland Hawk, 63, was held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Blackshear, with Dr. Bill Young officiating.
Interment was in the Blackshear City Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Kenneth Holderfield, David Smith, Travis Hawk, Dan Strickland, Tracy Smith and Carl Smith Jr.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.