Joseph E. Stroud
Joseph Edward Stroud, 87, of Waycross, died Saturday morning (March 21, 2015) at Baptist Village after an extended illness.
He was born in Emanuel County to the late Levy M. and Sarah Kirkland Stroud.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Merchant Marines. He lived in Waycross since 1954 and retired from UniJax, now Georgia Pacific, after 30 years of service as a salesman.
He was a charter member of Brooks United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Jackie A. Stroud, and one sister, Dorothy Edwards.
Survivors include one brother, Levy M. Stroud Jr., of Swainsboro; close friends, Bette Zace, of Savannah, Jimbo Brasington, of Waycross, Anna Fesperman, of Waycross, and Kenny McCarthy, of Waycross; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A graveside service will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock at Oakland Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Harold Riggins Jr.
ATLANTA — Harold “Hal” Riggins Jr., 46, passed away Saturday (March 21, 2015) at the Kennestone Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.

Sarah Lillian Thrift
BLACKSHEAR — Sarah Lillian Crosby Thrift, 83, of Blackshear, passed away Tuesday (March 17, 2015) at her residence.
Born in Offerman Feb. 20, 1932, she lived in Pierce and Ware counties most of her life.
She was a seamstress and worked for Julie Hat for many years.
A woman who loved the Lord first, she also loved her church family, gospel music and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed crocheting things and giving them to friends and family.
She was a member of Hosanna Church of Christ.
She was a daughter of the late Robert Lester and Hester Savilla Chancey Crosby. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl Stoke Thrift, two sisters, Juanita Weir and Annette Sikes, and two brothers, Joe Crosby and Ronnie Crosby.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Randolph Odum, of Kingsland; four sons and daughters-in-law, Clifford and Jean Gray, of Jacksonville, Danny Keith and Angie Gibbs, of Stockbridge, Michael and Jodi Gibbs, of Millwood, and James Robert “Bobby” and Beverly Mitchell, of St. Augustine, Fla.; three sisters, Helen Marie Anderson, of Blackshear, Billie (Don) Cornelius, of Nashville, and Carol (Donald) Payne, of Blackshear; a brother, Eddie (Edna) Crosby, of Jacksonville; 11 grandchildren, Stefanie Hall, Clifford Gibbs, Nicholas Gibbs, Jerry Lilly, Chuck Johnson, Rhoda Cox, Marlyn Lee Stone, Jason Richard Gibbs, Jeremiah Michael Gibbs, James Robert Mitchell Jr. and Garrett Stroup; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Pearson-Dial Chapel with Pastor Chester Chancey officiating.
Interment was in the New Home Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were J.R. Mitchell, Loren Crosby, Jerry Lilly, Ashley Payne, Garrett Stroup and Donnie Crosby.
Memorials may be made to the Southeast Cancer Unit, P.O. Box 2764, Waycross, Ga. 31502.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Arrangements were with Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear.

George M. Moore Sr.
NAHUNTA — George Martin Moore Sr., 50, of Nahunta, died Friday morning (March 20, 2015) at his residence after an extended illness.
Born in Nahunta, he was the son of Benjamin Leroy and Mary Louise “Peggy” Douberly Moore.
He was a foreman for plaster work with Padgett’s Tabby and Stucco before his illness.
He was of the Church of God of Prophecy faith.
He loved his family and fishing. Also he enjoyed his work and being around his family and friends.
Survivors include his two sons, George Martin Moore II and Dan Austin Moore, both of Nahunta; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Lynette Moore, of Nahunta, and Stanley and Roxanne Moore, of Hickox; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Leisa and Bobby Douberly, of Hickox, and Karen and Daniel Highsmith, of Yulee, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A graveside service will be held this afternoon at 3 o’clock at New Hope Cemetery in Hickox with the Rev. Bruce Dean officiating.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Honorary pallbearers will be Emory Moore, Roger Moore, Kyle Moore, Cody Moore, Bill Middleton, Elijah Moore and B.J. Moore.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.fryefh.com

Dorothy M. Bartow
NAHUNTA — Dorothy Marion Bartow, 79, of Nahunta, died Friday morning (March 20, 2015) at her residence after an extended illness.
Born in Queens, N.Y., she was the daughter of Edward Irving and Dorothy Marion Reed Bartow. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Theiss, two daughters, Linda Combs and Liana Combs, four infant sons, and a sister, Nancy Bartow.
She was a bus driver for the New York school system and attended Liberty Lighthouse Worship Center. She loved reading, writing poems and crocheting.
Survivors include two sons, Carl Raymond Garcia and Eugene Cardona, both of New York; three daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Antonio Gonzalez, of New York, Carla Muniz, of New York, and Elsie and Alton Cribb, of Nahunta; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Midge Baklund, of Alabama, and Vinnie Ribron, of Nahunta; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held today at 6 p.m. at Nahunta Church of God with Brother Alton Cribb officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.fryefh.com

Edna Musgrove
A funeral for Edna Musgrove took place Sunday afternoon in the Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Lindsey officiating.
Burial was in High Bluff Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Billy Crews Jr., Bryan McQuaig, Derick McQuaig, Jacob Hendrix, Tyler Hall and Brandon Zukerman.

Henry Thomas Creech
A memorial service for Henry Thomas Creech was held Saturday morning at Trinity United Methodist Church Chapel with the Rev. Doug Walker officiating.
Miles-Odum Funeral home was in charge of the arrangements.

Michael A. Houston
BLACKSHEAR — A memorial service for Michael Anthony “Mike” Houston, 55, was held Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. Kevin Grissom.
Interment was in the Blackshear Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were Mark and Teresa Bowen and Timmy and Cynthia Harris.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.