Marvin Dewitt Hattaway died peacefully at his home Monday (June 27, 2016) in Waycross at the age of 91.
He was born March 22, 1925 in Waycross to Emory Floyd and May Belle Hattaway. He married Mary Ellen Noble in 1946 and they had four children and had been married almost 70 years.
He was a World War II U.S. Coast Guard combat veteran. He served aboard the troop transport USS Wakefield and amphibious assault ship USS Leonard Wood.
He participated in the European, North African and Pacific theaters during the war transporting troops in France, Northern Africa, the Philippines, and the Marshall and Gilbert Islands.
When he returned from service, he worked for CSX Railroad and retired after 33 years. He then worked as a Ware County Sheriff’s Department deputy for 43 years and retired from law enforcement in 1996.
After retiring, he continued to work many hours providing security for Ware County High School football and basketball games. He was an active and dedicated member of First Christian Church and attended Sweat Memorial Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a son, Steven Hattaway, and a daughter, Laura Ann Hattaway, brothers, Billy Hattaway and Emory Floyd Hattaway Jr., and sisters, Isabel Hattaway Keaton, Florine Hattaway Harrison and Sybil Jane Hattaway Tomlinson.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Noble Hattaway; children, Michael Dewitt Hattaway and Joseph Neal Hattaway; and grandchildren, Jennifer Hattaway Denham and Joseph Nicholas Hattaway.
A visitation is scheduled for Friday at 9 a.m. with the funeral immediately following at 10 a.m. at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery.
All are welcome to attend and celebrate his life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Heartland Hospice, 664 Scranton Road, No. 103, Brunswick, Ga. 31502.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Margaret E. Herndon
Margaret Evans Herndon, 94, died Friday (June 24, 2016) at Life Care Center of Orange Park, FIa.
She was born March 19, 1922, in Waycross. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School and taught a Bible study at Middleburg Senior Citizen Center for several years.
She was a member of Middleburg United Methodist Church. Before moving to Middleburg, she was a member for many years at Hebardville United Methodist Church in Waycross.
She was preceded in death by her parents, S. Veatrice Taylor and Ruth Lairsey Taylor Ryals.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Watson G. Evans, two sons, Jerry W. Evans and Charles R. Evans, and two brothers, S.V. Taylor and J.P. Taylor.
Survivors include a son, Pence Evans (wife, Debbie); two daughters-in-law, Marie Evans and Aundrea Evans; grandchildren, Holly Johnson (husband, Karl), Traci Carter (husband, Ricky), Laurie Callan (husband, Mike), Devron Evans (wife, Donna), Amy Stuart (husband, Scott); 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kettle Creek Cemetery, 2523 Carswell Ave.
Arrangements are with Hardage-Giddens Holly Hill Funeral Home, 3601 Old Jennings Road, Middleburg, FIa. 32068.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.hollyhillfunerals.com
Mary Watkins, 97, died Tuesday morning (June 28, 2016) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities after a short illness.
She was a native of Dallas, Ga., but she lived most of her life in Waycross.
A longtime member of First Baptist Church, she received the “Woman of the Year” in 2005.
As a member of the Waycross Junior Woman’s Club, she headed up the March of Dimes in Waycross, and she was an avid bridge player.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Newton Greene Hardage and Eunice Cooper Hardarge, her husband of 70 years, Horace Watkins, and one son, William Horace Watkins.
Survivors include one daughter, Vicki Allen, of Jacksonville, Fla.; one son, Bill Watkins (wife, Janet), of Valdosta; four grandchildren, Stephanie Harrell (Lance), of Valdosta, Paul Watkins (Misty), of Valdosta, Allyson Herritt (Lee), of Birmingham, Ala., and David Allen (Katie), of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; 12 great-grandchildren, Maddox Harrell, Trace Harrell, Aldyn Harrell, Kade Watkins, Bennett Watkins, Hallie Watkins, Matthew Herritt, Talor Herritt, Hunter Herritt, Blake Herritt, Will Allen and Jake Allen; and deserving of special appreciation, her good friends, Margaret Aldridge and Pete Brooks.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oakland Cemetery.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
BLACKSHEAR — Lana Loback, 55 of Blackshear, passed away Tuesday afternoon (June 28, 2016) at her residence following an illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear.
James K. Peek Jr.
James K. Peek Jr., 93, died Tuesday afternoon (June 28, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.