BLACKSHEAR — Pio Loredo, 61, of Blackshear, died Tuesday morning (June 14, 2016) at his residence following an extended illness.
Born Sept. 27, 1954 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, he was a son of Maria Guadalupe Saenz and the late Pio Loredo. He lived most of his life in Pierce County where he worked in maintenance and repair for Thom’s Transport. He was a member of Jordan Full Gospel Church in Dixie Union.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Antero Loredo and Leodegario Loredo.
Survivors include his wife, Crystal Altman Loredo, of Blackshear; his children, David Loredo, Isidro Loredo (wife, Georgina), and Berenice Loredo Sierra (husband, Samuel), all of Mexico, Pio Loredo (wife, Cindy), of Florida, Tayde Guzman (husband, Adolpho Guzman), of South Carolina, Anthony Eugene Howell (wife, Nikki), of Waycross, and Michael Loredo, Jonathan David Lampp and Nathan Loredo, all of Blackshear; 13 grandchildren; his sister, Maribel Hoeckelberg (husband, Bernie) of Alma; his brothers, Arturo Loredo, of Florida, Cirilo Loredo (wife, Martha), Carmelo Loredo (wife, Librada), and Liborio Loredo (wife, Blanca), all of Alma; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will take place Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at Jordan Full Gospel Church. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Alma.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6 until 8 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.hartfh.com
Arrangements are with Hart Funeral Home, of Blackshear.
‘Andy’ Taylor Jr.
Chester Anderson “Andy” Taylor Jr., 60, well-known local businessman, died suddenly Wednesday morning (June 15, 2016) at his residence.
He was a native of Ware County and lived all of his life in Ware and Brantley counties.
He was a member of Countryside Baptist Church, the Adult Sunday School Class, loved singing and often sang solos. He will be remembered as a generous man who loved helping people in need.
He was the owner and operator of Taylor Feed Company Inc. of Waycross and Dixon Feed Company of Blackshear. He had just obtained his used car dealer license and was a part owner of Bryant Auto Sales on the Brunswick Highway.
He was the deputy coroner of Brantley County, a member of the Georgia Coroners Association, a volunteer firefighter and was serving as treasurer of the Calvary Volunteer Fire Department and Ducks Unlimited.
Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Sharon Davis Taylor, of Waycross; a son: Chester “Buck” Taylor III, of Valdosta; daughters, Mary Ann Chaney (husband, Jeff), of Blackshear, Jami Carter, of Blackshear, and Sara Davis, of Jacksonville, Fla.; three grandchildren, Seth Carter, Austin Chaney and Evan Chaney; his parents, Chester A. and Frances Taylor Sr., of Waycross; two sisters, Kathy Ganas (husband, G.C.), of Waycross, Susie Barnett (husband, Kirk), of Valley, Ala.; two brothers, Eddie Taylor (wife, Beth), of Dalton, and Kevin Taylor (wife, Laura), of Valdosta; an adopted son, Daquan Sallet, of Waycross; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and many close friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be sent to The Africa Bible Fund, c/o Countryside Baptist Church, 23 Dove Lane, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Countryside Baptist Church. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Employees of Taylor Feed Company, Dixon Feed Company, Bryant Auto Sales and Calvary Volunteer Fire Department are asked to gather at the church at 10:30 a.m. Friday to serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 this evening at Music Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Travis Lamar Bowen
Travis Lamar Bowen, 70, of Blackshear, passed away early Wednesday morning (June 15, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following an illness.
Born in Blackshear Feb. 1, 1946, he lived in Pierce County all of his life. He was a 1964 graduate of Blackshear High School where he was one of the best basketball players the Tigers had ever had. He went on to own his own business, Bowen Plumbing and Electric, from which he was retired.
He loved the outdoors and enjoyed outdoor cooking. He was a football (Georgia Bulldogs) and a NASCAR (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) fan, enjoyed dancing and dearly loved his grandchildren.
He was a son of the late Walter Vernon and Thelma Jacobs Bowen. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Susan Keith Bowen, two sisters, Sue Boudreax and Sharon Dixon, and by a brother, Gene Bowen.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Charles Tebo, of Blackshear, Krista and Mark Youmans, of Waycross, and Kellie and Hank Thorne, of Offerman; a son, Keith Bowen, of Waycross; two sisters, Sandra (Rodney) Jeffords, of Atlanta, and Sonja (Bubba) Roberts, of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, Donald (Francis) Bowen, of Atlanta, and Jimmy Bowen, of Rincon; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held at 6 o’clock Friday evening at the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.
Carolyn L. Chatman
A celebration of life service for Carolyn L. Chatman will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Lion of Judah Church of God in Christ, 2913 Albany Ave., with the church pastor, Elder Danny Buskey, offering words of comfort.
Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.
The funeral cortege will leave from the Wesley residence at 2:15 p.m.
The body will lie in repose at the church Saturday from 1 p.m. to the hour of service.
She was born Dec. 31, 1952 in Waycross, the 11th child of the late Selmon Chatman Sr. and Addie Haugabrooks Chatman.
She received her formal education from the Cook County and the Ware County school system. She accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age. She was a member of True House of Deliverance Holiness Church for many years. She later joined Lion of Judah Church of God in Christ where she enjoyed her last years as a member. She was employed at Memorial Hospital for many years and was a long time employee of the Shoney’s Company.
She was a loving and kind person who loved her family and friends. She was always the life of the cookout and events.
She departed this life Saturday (June 11, 2016) after an illness. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Fredrick Spearman, a granddaughter, Alexis Chatman, siblings, Inez Chatman, Jessie Mae Chatman, Ernest Chatman and Selmon Chatman Jr.
Her precious memory will be cherished by a special companion, Ruben Dwight Robinson, of Waycross; her children, Ernest Chatman, Jennifer, of Waycross, Traci Wesley (Lucius Jr.), of Blackshear, Jennifer Chatman (Brian) and Victoria Mears (Tovuan), of Waycross; 19 grandchildren including a special grandson that she raised as her own, Fredrick Spearman Jr.; three great-grandchildren; nine siblings, Freddie Chatman (Sharon), of New Jersey, Sallie Scriven (Raleigh), Juanita Burse (James), Robert Chatman, all of Waycross, Eddie B. Chatman (Sarah), of Delaware, Jackie Chatman, of Adel, Doris Chatman, of Atlanta, Mary Chatman (Al), of Delaware, and Linda Chatman, of Jacksonville, Fla.; special daughters, Nicole Lewis, Linda Paulk, Helena McKoy, Tanickia Johnson, Daffanni Byrd; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends including special friends, Barbara Hawkins, Gloria Cooper, Pastor Juliet Howard and Karen Kaison.
Friends are being received at her residence, 509 Garlington Ave., and the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Traci and Lucius Wesley Jr., 6605 Christie Circle (behind Farr’s Furniture off Highway 84).
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.