Sean Dylan Olds
Sean Dylan Olds passed away suddenly at the age of 40 on Thursday (May 21, 2015) in West Palm Beach, Fla.
He is survived by his three children, Dylan Olds and Madison Olds, 18 and 16 respectively, of Brantley County, and Skylin Olds, 2, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; his father and step-mother, David and Debbie Olds; and his two brothers, Eric Olds, of Jacksonville Fla., and Timothy Olds, of Perry.
He was born Oct. 6, 1974 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup. He spent his early years with his parents in Odum until the age of 3 when he moved with his dad to the middle Georgia area where he spent the majority of his childhood and early teenage years.
He spent the next several years living in Waycross before moving to Brunswick and starting his own painting company.
He spent most of his professional life in Brunswick prior to moving to Jacksonville, Fla., where he settled to raise his children and continue his work as a small business owner in the painting and construction business.
He enjoyed fishing, boating, cooking and spending time with family and friends. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Christian Church, 2341 Illinois Ave.
Johnnie Mae Kitchen
Johnnie Mae Humphrey Kitchen, of Fayetteville (formerly of Waycross), passed into eternal rest Monday (June 1, 2015) in Piedmont Fayette Hospital of Fayetteville surrounded by her loving family.
Survivors include her daughter, Cassandra Lee Gulley, of Fayetteville; siblings, Mazaree Richardson and Tronnie Lee (Ada) Robertson, of Waycross, Harold Humphrey, of Clarksville, Tenn., Michael (Barbara) Robertson, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Julius Smith Sr., of Brunswick; grandchildren, Keandra Diamond, Quinterous Pennamon and Jalen Gulley; and special friend, Frankie L. Williams.
The family will be receiving friends at the home of her cousin, Linda Mercer, 624 Howe St.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home of Waycross.
Freddie M. Hill Sr.
Freddie Morris Hill Sr., 75, of Waycross, passed away Friday (May 29, 2015) at Satilla Care Center in Waycross.
Hearing the words “faithful servant your work has been completed,” he transitioned peacefully to the hands of the Lord. His daughters and close family were by his side.
He was a native of Waycross and graduated from Center High School in 1960. He was a devoted long-time employee at Gold Kist Pecans as well as Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross (formerly known as Satilla Regional Medical Center) for many years before retiring in 2009.
His parents were the late Jimmie Hill Sr. and Missionary Annie Mae Hill Murdock. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Deacon Jimmie Hill Jr., a sister, Julia Hill, and his grandson, Malyce Hill.
He leaves to cherish his memories three daughters, Denise McGauley, Blackshear, Shelia E. Hill, Bridgeport, Conn., and Marsha Hill-Anderson, Waycross; two sons, Clinton Wilson, Brunswick, and Master Sergeant Freddie M. Hill Jr. (Joyce), Long Island, N.Y.; five siblings, Jeanette Williams, St. Petersburg, Fla., Charlie Mae Paige (Elijah Jr.), Douglasville, Apostle Cornelius Hill (Loretta), East Orange, N.J., the Rev. Maxine Stewart (Tyre), Norwalk, Conn., Elder Mark Murdock, of Trumbull, Conn.; one step-sister, Wanda Carter Washington, Waycross; two step-brothers, Larry Hill, Tampa, Fla., and David Horne, Daytona, Fla.; two adopted sisters, Maxie Johnson, Waycross and Renee Black-Washington (Robert), Hempstead, N.Y.; and one adopted brother, Harry Walker, Waycross.
His greatest joy came from spending time with his family, and because of his compassion and fatherly spirit he became a father figure to two special granddaughters, Brandi Hill, Savannah, and Kaneeshia Hill, Waycross. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Marquia Sallet (Joshua), Jacob McGauley (Lakeisha), Saruin McGauley, Shakita Hill, Avery Wilson, Markese Robinson, Peyton Wilson, NiJa Story, Freddie D. Hill and Tyisha Hill; 10 great-grandchildren; five aunts, Mattie Brickle, Los Angeles, Calif., Mable Bembry and Lelia Lynch, both of Bronx, N.Y., and Alma Inman and Lillie Mae Hill, both of Waycross; two uncles, Calvin Hill (Charlie Mae), Waycross, and Ernest Hill (Gloria), Bethesda, Md.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 505 Ware St.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Peter’s Baptist Church, Fireman Street.
Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Waycross.
The cortege will assemble at noon Saturday at 918 Bay St.
The family is receiving friends at the home of his daughter, Denise McGauley, 5305 McGauley Road, Blackshear.
Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
James ‘Benny’ Lee
BLACKSHEAR — A funeral for James Benjamin “Benny” Lee, 71, was held Tuesday morning at the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. Andrew Adams.
Interment was in the Oakland Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Mickey Gloss, Giles Collins, Bo Bowen, Elton Dean, Ben Pringle, Ben Baker, Jimmy Roberts and Gary Fields.
Honorary pallbearers were the BHS Class of 1961.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.