Diane V. Chancey
Diane Varnadore Chancey, 60, of Blackshear, died Sunday morning (March 20, 2016) at her residence following an extended illness.
Born May 2, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Carl Obert and Ostine Rowell Varnadore and a lifelong resident of Blackshear. She was a housewife and and will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved everyone she met.
She was a member of Youmans Chapel Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Magen Chancey, a sister, Sharon Chancey, and her brother, Jimmy Varndore.
Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Riley Chancey, of Blackshear; two daughters, Ginny Chancey and Christy Johnson (husband, Jody), both of Blackshear; her son, Riley Chancey Jr., of Blackshear; 10 grandchildren, Melanie Carter (husband, Ridge) and Dylan Thrift, both of Waycross, Malaena Chancey, of Florida, Chance Moody, Dawson Moody, Gavan Moody, Masyn Hersey and Kelson Moody, all of Blackshear, and Karsyn Dodd and Levi Norman, both of Waycross; two great-grandchildren, Collin Carter and Auburn Thrift, both of Waycross; two sisters, Vivian Kerch and Kathy Aldridge, both of Blackshear; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Waters Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.hartfh.com
Rev. Billy H. Ring
The Rev. Billy H. Ring, 82, died Sunday night (March 20, 2016) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House.
He was born Oct. 27, 1933 in Montgomery, Fayette County, W.Va., to the late Henry Taft Ring and Eula Burke Ring.
In his early career years, he served in education as a teacher, assistant principal and president of the Georgia Education Association in Emanuel County. He received his degrees from Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, Tenn., with a B.A. degree in education and theology, and a master of education from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro. He also served as police chaplain with the Asheville, N.C. Police Department.
The Rev. Ring was presently serving as pastor of Faith Temple Church in Waycross. He was a retired elder in the Church of the Nazarene having served 60 years as a minister. He served pastorates in Swainsboro, Jackson, Tifton, Asheville, N.C., Dublin, Ireland, Winnsboro, S.C., Wilmington, N.C., High Point, N.C., Brunswick and currently Faith Temple, Waycross.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Jeannette Griffin Ring, of Waycross; five children, Victor Ring, of Franklin, N.C., Amy Riffe (Duffey), of Asheville, N.C., C. Taft Ring (Sara), of Flag Pond, Tenn., W. Royce Ring, of Conover, N.C., Ruthann Ring, of Nashville, Tenn., and C. Michael Griffin (Sabrina), of Waycross; two step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the Music Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
A funeral will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at First Church of the Nazarene, 385 Hazel Mill Road, Asheville, N.C.
The family will receive friends the hour prior to service at the church. Interment will follow at Lewis Memorial Park, 415 Beaverdam Road, Asheville, N.C. 28804.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements in Waycross.
Asheville Area Alternative Funeral and Cremation Services, 702 Riverside Drive, Asheville, N.C. 28801, is in charge of arrangements in Asheville, N.C.
Doris M. Davis
Doris M. Davis, 82, of Waycross, died early Sunday morning (March 20, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
She was born in Screven to the late Herschel Martin and Laura Knight Martin. After leaving Screven, she moved to Offerman until settling in Waycross for the majority of her life. She worked many years for Harvey’s Grocery Stores until she started work giving care as a private sitter.
She was a member of Brunel Street Church of God. She was an avid gardener who loved more than anything to be in her yard working with her flowers.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Davis, three sons, Drew Davis, Herbie Davis and Steve Davis, and two sisters, Aldean Griffin and Joyce O’Berry.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Davis, of Waycross, Teresa Rowe (husband, Johnny), of Townsend; nine grandchildren, Jena Davis, Brentson Wright, Shelby Cottle, Phillip Davis (wife, Kim), Susann Steedley (husband, Jason), Jamie Davis, Jennifer Dixon (husband, Derek), Amy Miller (husband, Keith), Michael Rowe (wife, Robin), Scotty Steverson (wife, Brenda); 15 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; her favorite dogs, Boss and Sassy; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in 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.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Mary Wingate, 88, died Sunday night (March 20, 2016) after an extended illness.
Friends are being received at the Wingate residence, 830 Satilla Lane.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.
Alford L. Tiller
Alford L. “Al” Tiller, 50, of Homerville, died Saturday morning (March 19, 2016) at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla., after a brief illness.
Friends are being received at the Tiller residence, 345 West Plant Ave., Homerville.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home of Homerville.
A memorial service for Elmerine Crawford was held Monday afternoon at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ashley Corbett and the Rev. Steve Smith officiating.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.