Mildred G. Vinson
Mildred Gallman Vinson, 87, died Saturday morning (June 11, 2016) at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born Oct. 18, 1928, in Raymond, Miss. She completed a bachelor degree at Mississippi State University and a master’s degree at Valdosta State University. She began her teaching career in Calhoun County, Miss.
After coming to Georgia in 1954, she taught in the Atkinson County School System. From 1960 until her retirement in 1982, she taught in the Ware County School System. She was a member of Waycross-Ware County Retired Educators Association and the Okefenokee Chapter No. 474 Order of the Eastern Star.
A member of Central Baptist Church, Faith Sunday School Class and the Merrymakers, she thoroughly enjoyed her years serving as a Sunday School teacher in the children’s department.
Following retirement, she and her husband, C.D., enjoyed their passion of traveling with the Merrymakers and friends as well as working faithfully in their yard.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, C.D. Vinson, her parents, Ashland Edward Gallman and Irene Richardson Gallman, and one brother, Ashland Edward Gallman Jr.
Survivors include one son, Douglas Vinson (wife, Dianne), of Waycross; granddaughter, Tricia Dukes (husband, Brandon), of Smyrna; great-granddaughter, Kyndal Dukes; one sister, Maxine Dupea (husband, John), of Seattle, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 10 until 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Thomas E. Bolden
Thomas Eugene Bolden, 77, died Friday afternoon (June 10, 2016) at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah from injuries received in an accident.
He was a native of Pierce County, but lived most of his life in Waycross. Following high school graduation, he served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. After 41 years of service with CSX Railroad, he retired as chief dispatcher. He was a member of New Life Church. He also co-founded the Young-At-Heart Friends group.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie Clarence Bolden and Emma Norman Bolden, and one son, Lynn Wesley Bolden.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Lucas Bolden, of Waycross; two sons, Thomas Jerome Bolden (Rene), of Blackshear, and Terry Eugene Bolden (Donna), of Granbury, Texas; one grandson, John Terry Bolden (Leah), of Waycross; two great-grandchildren, Allie and Emily Bolden; beloved family members, Marla Davis, Jensi Smith, Joby and Tabitha Mattox, Josh and Nikki Mattox, Lexi and Reagan Mattox; one sister, Maggie Pendarvis, of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; one brother, Reuben Bolden, of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o’clock this evening at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Charles Archie Gill
Charles Archie Gill, 72, of Waycross, died early Saturday morning (June 11, 2016) at his residence after an extended illness.
He was born in Waycross to the late Archie S. Gill and Hazel Beverly Gill. On June 11, 1961, at the age of 17, he broke his neck in a diving accident. Both his accident and death occurred on the same day exactly 55 years apart.
He was a faithful member of Liberty Freewill Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher, deacon and song leader. He enjoyed fishing and listening to gospel and country music. Most of all he loved his family and any time he was able to spend with them.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Gill, a niece, Amy Denise Gill, two nephews, Doug Russell and Stevie Gill, and a brother-in-law, Clayton Russell.
He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Patricia Lariscy (husband, Benny), of Waycross, Barbara Sumner (husband, Mickey), of Waycross, Wanda Russell, of Brunswick, Royce Gill (wife, Willene), of Waycross, Everett Gill (wife, Nell), of Waycross; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in High Bluff Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are with Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

Adam Blake Revels
Adam Blake Revels, the infant son of Andrew Blue and Betty Sue Sherman Revels, died Tuesday (June 7, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
Along with his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Alex and Selina Revels; maternal grandparents, Elmer and Lorraine Davis, of Waycross; paternal grandparents, Roy and Jackie Revels, of Waycross; maternal great-grandparents, Ivy and Rose Joyner, of Waycross; five aunts, Donna Mcallister (Nick), of Waycross, Tammy Sherman, of Baxley, Marie Sherman, of Jacksonville, Fla., Rose Davis (William), of Waycross; four uncles, Thomas Sherman, of Waycross, Chester Sherman, of Waycross, Wayne Ivan Sherman (Latavia), of Virginia, Yogi Revels, of Waycross; a great-aunt, Jerrie Soloman, of Waycross; numerous other cousins.
He was preceded in death by an aunt, Victoria Sweat.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Piney Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday morning beginning at 10 o’clock at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is serving the family.

Carolyn Chatman
Carolyn L. Chatman, 63, died Saturday afternoon (June 11, 2016) at Mayo Clinch Health System in Waycross after an illness.
Friends are being received at her residence, 509 Garlington Ave. and at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Traci and Lucious Wesley, 6605 Christie Circle (behind Farr’s Furniture Store on highway 84), Blackshear.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Fluker Funeral home.

Katherine G. Wallace
HOMERVILLE — Katherine O. Griner Wallace, 87, passed away Saturday (June 11, 2016) at her residence, surrounded by her loving family, following an extended illness.
She was born Sept. 29, 1928, in Hahira, to the late Chart Griner and Mae Scott Cowart. She was a retired retail merchant and worked as a bookkeeper for Conner and was a member of Homerville Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Wallace, one son, Robert Allen Wallace, and one brother, Lindberg Henry.
Survivors are one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald E. and Janice Wallace, of Blairsville; four daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Jean and John A. Morgan Sr., of Homerville, Dorothy Darlene and Leroy Arnold, of DuPont, Katherine Anita and Dr. Jim Baggett, of Foley, Ala., and Lucinda and Richard Carlsen Jr., of Homerville; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral was scheduled for this morning at 11 o’clock at Homerville Free Will Baptist Church.
Interment is to be in the Pine Forest Cemetery.
Visitation was held Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Condolences may be conveyed at the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Homerville Freewill Baptist Church.
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James ‘J.D.’ Griffin
A funeral for James Darling “J.D.” Griffin was held Friday afternoon at Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ion Johns and the Rev. Bruce Morgan officiating.
Burial followed in High Bluff Cemetery in Hoboken.
Pallbearers were Michael Todd, Eric Smith, Lee Adams, Tim Adams, Branton Smith and Gary Mintier.
Honorary pallbearers were the staff of the Brantley County Road Department.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Grant Blake Barnes
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Grant Blake Barnes, 50, was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Officiating was Grant’s brother, Craig Barnes. Also speaking were Grant’s sister, Angela Hodges, and brother, Adam Barnes.
Interment was in the Oakland Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were his nephews, Rhett Barnes, Josiah Hodges, Judah Hodges, Joshua Hodges, Drew Barnes and Jared Barnes.
Arrangements were with Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.

Richard D. Batten Sr.
BLACKSHEAR —A memorial service for Richard Dennis Batten Sr., 50, was held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Youmans Chapel Baptist Church.
Officiating were the Rev. Bryan Gunter and Joey Crawford.
Memorialization was by cremation.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jimmy ‘J.J.’ Simmons
A funeral for Jimmy “J.J.” Simmons took place Sunday afternoon in the Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Cooke officiating.
Burial was in New Prospect Cemetery.
Serving as active pallbearers were Terrell Simmons, Justin Harris, Clayton Wasdin, A.J. Harris, Scott Blalock, Christopher Johnson and Gerald Johnson.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were Jason Simmons and Jerry Harris.
Arrangements were with Music Funeral Home.