Minnie Lee Lane
A celebration of life service for Minnie Lee Swanson Lane, 86, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Church of Christ Written in Heaven, 617 Blackwell St., where Bishop John Moss is pastor and Bishop Lucius Hicks Sr. will offer words of comfort.
She was born April 20, 1930 in Baxley (Appling County) to the late Will Swanson and Anna J. Branch Swanson. She grew up in Appling County where she received her formal education from the public school system. She was joined in holy matrimony to the late Leroy Lane Sr. and they late moved to Waycross. This union was blessed with five children.
On Thursday morning (May 26, 2016) she departed this life after an illness. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by three children, Minnie Pearl Lane, Willie Lane and Joseph Lane.
Those left to cherish her memory include a daughter, Bessie Mae Clark, of Waycross; a son, Leroy Lane Jr., of Los angles, Calif.; a host of grandchildren including one she raised, Willie Clark, of Waycross; a special mother, Mary McCray, of Waycross; great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins other relative and friends.
Friends are being received at the home of Louise and Linda Oliver, 2536 Tebeau St.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fluker Funeral Home, 985 Ossie Davis Parkway.
The body will lie in repose from 9:30 a.m. to the hour of service.
The funeral cortege will leave from her daughter’s residence, 801 Naomi St., Apt. 6-12, at 10:30 a.m.
Interment will be in Union Chapel Cemetery, Mershon.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.
Alan Jack Davis
Alan Jack “A.J.” Davis, 65, died suddenly Tuesday evening (May 31, 2016) at his residence in Manor.
He was a native and life-long resident of Ware County and was the son of the late Isaac Jackson “Jack” Davis and Belle Dean Booth Davis.
Alan was a sound technician and engineer with Rascal’s Lounge and Restaurant in Lake Park and had worked with many area bands for all of his adult life. He was a member of Manor United Methodist Church and was an avid bear hunter.
He was loved by all of the children in Manor and he loved them as well. He was affectionately known as “Pops” by the children in Lake Park.
Survivors include his wife, Laura Smith Davis, of Manor; his children, Lisha Bateson, of St. Marys, and Les Bateson (wife, Samantha), of Dublin; a brother, Michael “Mike” Davis (wife, Amanda), of Social Circle; nephews, Jackson Davis and Atticus Davis, both of Social Circle; an aunt, Theta Anzell Booth James, of Manor; an uncle, Julius Ormond Booth (wife, Sarah), of Cary, N.C.; several cousins including Rex Booth, of Manor; and other relatives.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Manor United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Pine Forest Cemetery of Homerville.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 o’clock this evening at Music Funeral Home.
Employees of Rascal’s Lounge and Restaurant and any area musicians that Alan worked with in the music industry are asked to gather at the church at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Sympathy can be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sherry C. Morgan
PEARSON — Sherry Chauncey Morgan, 58, passed away Wednesday (June 1, 2016) at South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta, following a short illness.
She was born Aug. 4, 1957, to the late Lois Chauncey and Earnestine King Chauncey. She worked as a press operator for B-Way Corporation and was affiliated with the Church of God.
Survivors are one daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Donnis Willis, of Pearson; three sisters, Shirley Chauncey McGovern, of Pearson, Shelia Chauncey Scruggs, of Aiken, S.C., and Shelba Chauncey Stalvey, of Homerville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, L. Shelly and Sandra Chauncey, of Pearson, and Jimmy Shelton and Janet Chauncey, of Manor; one granddaughter, McKenna Alyse Nettles, of Pearson; a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Roundtree Funeral Home.
Interment will be in the Shiloh Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Condolences may be conveyed at the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Kennon L. Altman
HOBOKEN — Kennon Lavaughn Altman, 83, of Hoboken, passed away Sunday morning (May 29, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System,in Waycross following an extended illness.
Visitation was held Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
A funeral was held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. James Conner and the Rev. Tim Rowell officiating.
Burial followed in Mt. Calvary Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Johnny Griffin, Thomas Harris, Kenny Johns, Donny Gunter, Gary McKinnon, Terry Thrift, Adrian Carter and Pete Crosby.
Arrangements were with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at fryefh.com
Ollie Mae M. Ganas
A funeral for Ollie Mae Ganas was held Wednesday morning at Sweat Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Freddie Smith, the Rev. Edward Matthews and John Ganas officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Sammy Ganas, Beau Ganas, John Ganas, Terence Hiott, Brent Beverly and Jacob Rowe.
Honorary Pallbearers were the members of Golden Agers Sunday School Class.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Emory Wilber Boyd
A funeral for Emory Wilber Boyd was held Wednesday afternoon at Camp Branch Church of God of Prophecy with the Rev. Ricky Knox and Chris Boyd officiating.
Burial followed in Camp Branch Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Danny Boyd, John Paul Boyd, Tommy Boyd, Greg Guess, Anthony Henderson and Darren Henderson.
Honors were given by the Jeff Davis Fire Department Honor Guard.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.