William ‘Billy’ Booth
William Jesse “Billy” Booth, 88, of Jacksonville, died Wednesday evening (March 11, 2015) at Northeast Florida Community Hospice in Jacksonville, Fla., after a short illness.
He was born in Waycross to the late James Brack Booth and Aurora Sweat Booth. He graduated from Waycross High School then served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He worked for General Motors in Jacksonville and retired after 36 years of service. After retirement in 1985, he and his wife moved back to Waycross where they were active at Trinity United Methodist Church, John Wesley Sunday School Class and the Keenagers, and they especially loved taking trips with them. They are still members at the church.
In 1995, they moved back to Jacksonville and made their home there.
In his younger years, he enjoyed bowling and playing softball, and later in life he enjoyed playing golf.
He was a Mason and a member of the Riverview Lodge in Jacksonville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five siblings, Doris Johnson, Bernadine Boynton, James Booth, Wynell Tischler and Jack Booth.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Evelyn Boatright Booth, of Jacksonville; three children, Jim Booth (wife, Donna), of Jacksonville, Candy Jackson (husband, Jim) of St. Augustine, Fla., and Sherry Helmuth, of Jacksonville; six grandchildren, Jim Booth Jr. (wife, Betsy), of Glen St. Mary, Fla., Kenny Booth (wife, Maribelle), of Ocoee, Fla., Steve Jackson (wife, Jenny), of St. Augustine, Fla., Chris Jackson, of St. Augustine, Fla., Kimberly Bell (husband, David), of Bethlehem, Ga., B.J. Helmuth, of Jacksonville; five great-grandchildren, Jamie Booth, A.J. Booth, Kayla Booth, Morgan Booth, Alycia Jackson; one sister, Betty Kennedy, of Waycross; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1005 Church St., Waycross, Ga. 31501 or Northeast Florida Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, Fla. 32257.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joseph McGreehan Jr.
Joseph McGreehan Jr., 92, of Waycross, died early Thursday (March 12, 2015) at the Georgia War Veterans Home in Milledgeville after an extended illness.
He was born in Johnstown, Pa., to the late Joseph McGreehan Sr. and Winifred Baer McGreehan. During World War II he served in the United States Army’s 97th Infantry Division in Germany and Japan. He retired in 1982 from Bethlehem Steel Corporation where he worked as the chief clerk in the Environmental Control Department.
He moved to Waycross in June 2004. In Johnstown he was a member of Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church. In Waycross he was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he was active in the Chancel Choir, Keenagers, Keenagers Choir and the John Wesley Sunday School Class. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Eileen McGreehan, a granddaughter, Morgan Bradham, and a brother, Edward McGreehan.
He is survived by three children, Donald McGreehan (wife, Sharyn) of Chase, Mich., David McGreehan (wife, Marie), of Johnstown, Pa., Amy Bradham (husband, Dan), of Waycross; six grandchildren, Jennifer Hirdning (husband, Mark), Anna McGreehan, Erin Hinton (husband, Don), Kelly Yettaw (husband, Michael), John McGreehan, Drew Bradham (wife, Kelly); nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Eugene McGreehan (wife, Regina), of Virginia Beach, Va.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held 5 p.m. Monday in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel in Waycross.
The family will receive friends Monday at the funeral home beginning at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, “Building Fund,” 1005 Church St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com

Johnny Mack Carter
Johnny Mack Carter, 58, of Jennings, Fla., died in a drowning accident. His body was found Wednesday (March 11, 2015).
He was born in Screven to Charlie Jacob Carter and Betty Jean Knighton. He lived in Blackshear as a child before moving to Baconton. He made his home in Jennings, Fla., for the past 14 years. He was an accomplished mechanic and RV technician, most recently working for Suncoast RV in Lake Park.
He was an avid fisherman and NASCAR fan. He enjoyed being able to get in his boat and spend time riding the river. Most of all he loved his grandchildren, and any time he was able to spend with them. He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Jacob Carter, a brother, Dennis Carter, and a nephew, Randy Heath.
He is survived by his wife, Paula Carter, of Jennings, Fla.; three sons, Joshua Wayne Carter (wife, Danielle), of Live Oak, Fla., Jeremy Mack Carter (wife, Christina), of Valdosta, Johnny F. Carter, of Lake Park; his grandchildren, Jagger Carter, Alayna Carter, Tyler Mantay, Ethan Carter, Breanna Carter, Peyton Carter, Preston Carter; his mother, Betty Jean Knighton; two brothers, Curtis Carter, of Quincy, Fla., Wayne Carter (wife, Kathy), of Newton; a sister, Annette Carter Crawford (husband, Osmon), of Newton; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held at Lake Ware Masonic Park at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lake Ware Masonic Park, 5425 Jamestown Road, Waycross, Ga. 31503.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com

Timothy Williams
Timothy Williams, 35, of 1209 Elizabeth St., Waycross, died suddenly Monday night (March 9, 2015) from a fatal gunshot wound.
The family is receiving friends at the residence.
Visitation will be Saturday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Church of Christ Written In Heaven, 1137 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.
The funeral will be Sunday 3 p.m. at the same church where Elder Joyce Handy is pastor. Bishop John Moss will deliver words of comfort to the congregation.
The committal service will be held in Oakland Cemetery.
The cortege will assemble at the residence, 1209 Elizabeth St., at 2:15 p.m. Sunday.
All pallbearers are asked to meet at the church at 1:30 p.m.
He was born Dec. 15, 1979, in Waycross, to Pearlie “Kittie Mae Mosley” Williams and Tommie Williams. He attended the schools of Ware county. He was loved by many during his earthly travel. He enjoyed watching football and basketball. He worked for Captain Joe’s and Jerry J’s.
He leaves to cherish his memories, three children, Ishamel Williams, Jasmine Cobb and Kemoria Williams; his parents, Pearlie “Kittie” Williams and Tommy Williams; four sisters, Latadra Parker (Travis), Kelsey Williams, Cinnamon Daniels and Latilya Butler; one brother, Tommy Williams; three nieces and four nephews; three great aunts, Nina Leggett, Evelyn Barnum (Louis) and Allianie Foster; two great uncles, Joe Foster (Evelyn) and Jimmy Foster Sr. (Blondell); very special friend, Sandra Williams; loving cousins, other relatives and good friends.
Arrangements are entrusted to Rainge Memorial Funeral Home, Blackshear.

Barbara M. Thrift
Barbara M. Thrift, 72, died Thursday night (March 12, 2015) at her residence following an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

Savannah R. Miller
Savannah Renee Miller, 3, died suddenly Monday morning (March 9, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
She was born in Waycross and attended Waycross First Assembly of God.
Survivors include her mother, Dana Merrier Rebman (husband, Jeremi Patrick), of Waycross; her father, Chad Anthony Miller, of Waycross; two brothers, Brenden Miller and Wyatt Rebman; maternal grandparents, Tammy Merrier, of Toccoa, and Stephen Merrier, of Waycross; paternal grandparents, John Miller, of Waycross, and Novadine Andrews, of Reynolds; great-grandparents, Patricia Williams, of Waycross, Shirley Gibson, of Lavonia, Carroll “W.C.” Merrier, of Woodbine, and Loretta Jones, of Waycross; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Delia S. Hickox
Delia Strickland Hickox, 95, of Folkston, passed away Wednesday (March 11, 2015).
She was born Aug. 11, 1919 in Hickox, to the late Walter Strickland and Rachel Crews Strickland. She was a charter member of Folkston Assembly of God where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She was a member of Folkston Church of God.
She retired from the Charlton County Board of Education as a lunchroom assistant after more than 20 years of service. After retiring, she still enjoyed cooking and taking meals to homebound and sick people in the community.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, James Donald “J.D.” Hickox, a daughter, Betty Taylor, and son- in-law, Owen Taylor.
She is survived by her three daughters, Faye (George) Harden, Lynette (Wayne) Bryant, and Alice (Don) Thompson; grandchildren, Dale Taylor, Gayle Acree, Glenda Proctor, Michael Taylor, Devon Harden and Twylia Harden, Dana Nelms, Kevin Bryant and Russ Thompson; three honorary grandchildren, Hannah, Donovan and Donna; brothers, Marvin Strickland and W.L. Strickland; sisters, Sarah Harrell and Viola Johnson; 14 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the Folkston Church of God from 6 until 8 o’clock this evening.
The funeral will be held at the church Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Sonny Hickox and the Rev. Rob Gillis officiating.
Burial will follow in Sardis Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard Funeral Home in Folkston.

Latrell Lewis
Latrell Lewis, 81, died Thursday morning (March 12, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

Willene Jordan Turner
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Willene Elizabeth Jordan Turner, 91, was held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. Randall Gunter.
Active pallbearers were Brian Turner, Davis Johnson, Devin Turner, Chuck Ward and Chris Leggett.
Interment was in the Shady Grove Cemetery.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Donald W. Bullard
A funeral for Donald W. “Donnie” Bullard was held Thursday afternoon at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Jones, Glenn Beverly, John Dubberly and Scott Wilke officiating.
Burial followed in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Efrain Benitez, Glen Beverly, Ronnie Dennard, John Dubberly, Jamie Lann, Mark McNease, Rickey Parker, Ben Smith and Scott Wilke.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.