Frank Poller
A celebration of life service for Frank Poller, 86, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Church of Christ Written In Heaven, 617 Blackwell St., where John Moss is pastor. The Rev. Fer-Rell M. Malone Sr., pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, will offer words of comfort.
He was born Feb. 29, 2016 in Cairo (Grady County) the second child born to the late Bishop Calvin Poller and Idella Evers Poller.
At an early age, his father moved his family to Waycross where he attended public schools and graduated from Center High School in 1949. In high school, he was an outstanding football and basketball player. He was also a member of the drama club and the chorus. After high school he served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
He joined Big Bethel Freewill Baptist Church but later became a member of St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church. In 1966, he moved his family to Miami, Fla., and united with Mount Tabor Missionary Baptist Church where he was a faithful member and served on the trustee ministry.
Upon returning to Waycross in 1994, he reunited with St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church. He retired from Metro Transit Authorities in Miami, Fla., after 23 years of service.
He departed this life on Wednesday evening (June 29, 2016) after an illness. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Alvin Poller and Bobby Poller.
Those left to cherish his memory include his devoted wife of 59 1/2 years, Francine I. Poller; three daughters, Paula Parrish (Lester), of Fayetteville, Lafonda Dawkins (Ezra) and Kathy Burns (Leonard), both of Winter Haven, Fla.; two sons, James Poller (Patricia), of Salisbury, Md., and Wayne Poller Sr. (Nathalee), of Miami, Fla.; two sisters, Delores Jones and Susan Crawford, both of Waycross; a sister-in-law, Mary Lee Poller, of Philadelphia, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; god-children; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousin, other relatives and friends.
Friends are being received at the Poller home, 806 Creagh St., and Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church, 300 Fireman St.
The born will lie in repose at the church Saturday from 9 a.m. to the hour of service.
Interment will be in Hazzard Hill Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.

Hudson Samuel Maxon
A funeral for Hudson Samuel Maxon was held Wednesday afternoon at Jamestown Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Atkins officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Shane Chambers, Scotty Keheley, Greg Maxon, Grady Rowland and John White.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Oscar E. McDonald Jr.
A funeral for Oscar Edward McDonald Jr. was held Wednesday morning at Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Derwin Griffin, Cory McDonald and Brad Thornton officiating.
Burial followed in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Zac Kea, Roy McDonald, David Newman, Dewey Newman, Ricky O’Berry and Steven Waddell.
Military rites were provided by a contingent of the United States Navy.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.