Grace Jowers Fussell
Grace Jowers Fussell, 80, of Waycross, died Thursday morning (July 30, 2015) at Satilla Care Center after an extended illness.
She was born in Willacoochee to the late Elisha and Maudie Gertrue Penn Jowers and lived in Waycross most of her life. She graduated from Valdosta State College with a masters degree and retired from Alice Street School in 1984.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints since 1954.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Montie Roy Fussell, one granddaughter, Emily Fussell, two brothers, Ralph Jowers and Eulian Jowers, three sisters, Cora Floyd, Ruth Hutto and Doris Joiner.
Survivors include her husband, William Montie Fussell, of Waycross; one daughter, Aleta D. Larger (husband, Russell), of Alapaha; two sons, Richard D. Fussell (wife, Sonya), and M. Keith Fussell (wife, Bonita), all of Waycross; six grandchildren, Jesse Fussell, Thomas Fussell, Jared Larger, Lehi Larger, Rebekah Larger and Hannah Larger; step-granddaughter, Penni Harris; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9 o’clock at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Burial will follow in Little Utah Cemetery in Axson.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Humanitarian Services C/O LDS Philanthropies, 1450 North University Ave., Provo, Utah 84604.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
A celebration of life service for Deacon Leonard “Pip” Wooden, 78, of Folkston will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Jerusalem Holiness Church, 6 Mount Carmel St., Folkston, with the church pastor, Elder Dr. Terrance Pender, presiding, and Pastor Ruby Davis, of Whosoever Will Let Them Come Outreach Ministry in Homeland, offering words of comfort.
The body will lie in repose Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. to the hour of service.
Interment will be in Woodbine City Cemetery.
He departed this life Saturday (July 25, 2015) at Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, Fla., after an illness.
He was born Nov. 15, 1936 in Douglas and grew up in Camden County where he received his formal education from the Camden County Public School System. His parents were the late Johnny Wooden and Gussie Mae Lewis Wooden.
H e accepted Christ as his personal Savior at Bethlehem Holiness Church under the leadership of Dr. Bobby Roberson. He was later ordained as a deacon under pastorage of Elder John Scott and he continued to serve faithfully as a deacon at Whosoever Will Let Them Come Outreach Ministry under the leadership of Pastor Ruby Davis until his death. He was retired from the timber industry.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 23 years, Lucille Hannan Wooden, of Folkston; four children, Leona Field (Joe), of Woodbine, Jerome Wooden, of Tarboro, Isabelle Wooden, of Warner Robins, and Raequon Hamilton, of Folkston; five step-children, Steve Butler (Kristy), Linda Hill (Lawrence), Lisa Sims (Stanley), all of Folkston, Wendell Lizama (Michelle), of Austin, Texas, and Wanda Armstrong (Leon), of Waverly; a special cousin, Benjamin Thomas (Beatrice), of Elizabeth, N.J.; a god-son, Minister Thomas L. Austin, of Atlanta; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Friends are being received at the Wooden residence, 75 Vellie St., Folkston.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home of Waycross.
Josephine N. Collins
Josephine Nelson Collins, 67, died early Tuesday morning (July 28, 2015) at her residence in Blackshear.
She was born Oct. 20, 1947 in Alma, the second child born to the union of the late Joseph and Ella Mae Nelson.
She was educated in the public school system of Bacon County, completing the 11th grade. She worked for a short time with Carter’s Burgers in Alma before moving to Miami, Fla. She returned from Miami and lived in Blackshear. She was employed with The Tebeau House in Waycross until her retirement in 2012.
She met and married Lawrence Harold Collins II on Oct. 21, 1965. and to this union five children were born, three daughters and two sons.
She dearly loved her family. Together, she and her husband raised their children along with four grandchildren, Janet Collins Thomas, Jonathan Collins, Christina Waters and Ashley Collins, which they raised as their own children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her son, Michael Collins, a sister and two brothers.
She leaves to mourn and cherish her memory three daughters, Linda Collins and Jennifer Collins, both of Blackshear, and Barbara Collins, of Goulds, Fla.; one son, Lawrence T. Collins III, of Waycross; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Clara Harris, of Scuffletown, June Nelson and Cynthia Nelson, of Alma; one brother, Joseph Carl Nelson, of Harrisburg, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Minister Shirley Taylor (Freddie), of Jesup, Minister Alzener Gray (William), of Blackshear, and Evangelist Mary A. Dickens, of Jesup; brothers-in-law, Deacon Edsel Collins (Dorothy), of Blackshear, Phillip Collins, of Jesup; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held this evening from 5 to 7 at Jacobs Funeral Home on Highway 84 in Blackshear.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Community Baptist Church on Highway 84 (across from Farr’s Furniture) in Blackshear, with Pastor Jerry Weathersby offering words of encouragement and Evangelist Dorothy Wright, assistant pastor of Greater St. James Temple of Screven, presiding and delivering the eulogy.
The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The funeral cortege will leave the family residence at 1:40 p.m.
Interment will follow at Nunn Cemetery in Blackshear.
Jacobs Funeral of Blackshear is entrusted with the arrangements.
Aletha Mae H. White
HICKOX — Aletha Mae Herrin White, 96, of Hickox, passed away Wednesday evening (July 29, 2015) at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Wayne County which is now Brantley County, she was the daughter of Joseph Madison “Mack” Herrin and Julia Thrift Herrin. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Willie Lee “Bill” White, her brothers and sisters, Isabella Highsmith, Edna Manor, Joseph Herrin, Elias Herrin, Jim R. Herrin, Alfred Herrin, Julie Davis, Johnnie Herrin and Jerry Herrin.
She worked as secretary for Brantley County Extension Office for 20 years. She was a faithful member of Hickox Baptist Church since 1950 where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was a member of the Senior Ladies Sunday School Class, the Brantley County Senior Citizens and the Brantley Home Demonstration Club.
She also served for many years as a chaperone for the 4-H’ers at camp. She loved quilting, working in her flowers and spending time with her loving family.
Survivors include her three sons and their spouses, Wayne and Shirley White, of Brunswick, James Madison “J.M.” and Betty White, Wilfred and Shirley White, both of Hickox; two daughters and their husbands, Allyson and Larry Johns and Denise and Allan Brooks, all of Hickox; 12 grandchildren, Sara, Lawton, Hannah, Scott, Mark, Michael, Bruce, Donovan, Jarrett, Justin, David and Rhonda; 25 great-grandchildren, Michael, Josh, Reagan, Evan, Lauren, Kali, Sierra, Marah, Gavin, Madison, Jeffery, Riley, Jacob, Kaitlyn, Griffen, Morgan, Ryder, Colton, Autry, Austin, Dallas, Derrick, Travis, Peyton and Ethan; six great-great-grandchildren, Cole, Emeri, Noah, Alaina, Raiden and Daisy; a sister and brother-in-law, Janie and Edward Brand, of Hickox; several nieces, nephews and other relatives; and her special caregivers, Linda Chesser and Dr. Jill Brand.
Visitation will be held this evening at Hickox Baptist Church beginning at 6 o’clock.
The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at Hickox Baptist Church with the Rev. Jamie Giddens and the Rev. Mike Hendrix officiating.
Pallbearers will be her nine grandsons, Lawton, Scott, Mark, Michael and Bruce White, Donovan, Jarrett and Justin Johns and David Brooks.
Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Hickox Baptist Church and the Men and Ladies Senior Sunday School Class. All honorary pallbearers are asked to meet at the church Saturday morning by 9:30.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hickox Baptist Church Building Fund.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.fryefh.com
Blanche King Carver
Blanche King Carver, 89, died Thursday (July 30, 2015) at the Baptist Village Retirement Communities following a short illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.