Clarence E. Knowlton
Clarence E. Knowlton, 92, died Monday evening (March 23, 2015) at his residence after a brief illness.
He was a native of Pierce County who lived most of his life in Ware County where he worked as a farmer. As a U.S. Navy WWII veteran and self-employed farmer, he was awarded Ware County Master Farmer and was a longtime volunteer and supporter of Ware County 4-H.
Along with being a member of Jamestown United Methodist Church, he was a 50-year member of Hasan Shrine of Albany and Waycross Masonic Lodge No. 305.
He was the son of the late Lem Knowlton and Lillie Johnson Knowlton and the youngest of 10 siblings.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Drusilla Smith Knowlton, of Waycross; two daughters, Chub Charles (Lynn), of Valdosta, and Sally Roberts, of Waycross; one son, Eddie Knowlton (Sandra), of LaGrange; seven grandchildren, Beth Lind (Jeff), Britta Mink (Derek Pickup), Sam Roberts (Rhonda), Sarah Hernandez, Rebecca Roberts, Brent Knowlton (Melinda), and Peyton Knowlton; six great-grandchildren, Andrew Johnson, Dalton Johnson, Austin Roberts, Aiden Roberts, Cameron Hernandez and Isabella Hernandez; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will receive friends 1 until 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Satilla Hospice House, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501, or Jamestown United Methodist Church, 2055 Vann Road, Waycross, Ga. 31503.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Harold Riggins Jr.
ATLANTA — Harold “Hal” Riggins Jr., 47, of Atlanta, passed away Saturday (March 21, 2015) at Kennestone Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Born in Miami, Fla. Nov. 27, 1967, he lived in Pierce County for several years before moving to Atlanta 10 years ago.
He was a 1986 graduate of Pierce County High School and was a proud member of the PCHS Bears baseball team.
Following high school, he still enjoyed playing softball with several of his buddies. He was the former owner of A-1 Economic Exterminating and was currently working in the funeral industry in administration and grounds maintenance for Lincoln Family Group.
He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman, loved the Georgia Bulldogs, and was of the Baptist faith. He will be remembered for his big heart, willingness to help anyone in need and being a friend to everyone.
He was the son of Harold Riggins Sr.
Survivors include his mother, Peggy Cardone Riggins, of Blue Ridge; his sister and brother-in-law, Suzanne and Mac Dixon, of Waycross; nieces and nephew, Lead Dixon, Megan Dixon and Brad Dixon; great-nephews, Maddox McAlpin and Jaxson Douberly; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.
The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Interment will be in the Blackshear Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Thursday afternoon from 1:30 until 3 at the funeral home.
The family kindly requests that members of the PCHS class of 1986 as well as employees of Lincoln Family Group serve as honorary pallbearers and are asked to meet at the funeral home by 2:30 Thursday afternoon.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

James Wesley Carter
James Wesley Carter, 55, of Blackshear, passed away Tuesday (March 24, 2015) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.

Myrtle Crews Rowell
NAHUNTA — Myrtle Mae Crews Rowell, 101, of Hortense, passed away Monday (March 23, 2015) at BayView Nursing Home.
Born in Ray City Aug. 30, 1913, she lived in Brantley County most of her life.
She was a homemaker and was a charter member of Twin Rivers Baptist Church. She loved to fish, cook, sew — for which she was an excellent seamstress — and make quilts.
She was a daughter of the late Willie and Mary C. Crews. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Silas Lincon Rowell, a daughter, Banzie Teston, two sons, Willie Joe Rowell and Billy Rowell, and numerous brothers and sisters.
Survivors include two daughters, Willene Clements, of Brunswick, and Mary Ellen Anderson, of Jesup; two sons and daughters-in-law, Harry T. and Marie Rowell, of Brunswick, and Michael and Pat Rowell, of Kingsland; two sisters-in-law, Beverly Rowell and Betty Rowell, both of Hortense; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock at Twin Rivers Baptist Church in Hortense.
Interment will be in the Twin Rivers Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Danny Lane
Robert Danny Lane, 59, of Waycross, passed away Monday (March 23, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following a lengthy illness.
Born in Waycross Dec. 22, 1955, he lived in Ware County most of his life.
He worked in management with Huddle House for several years before ill health forced him to retire.
He was a member of Hebardville Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved all kinds of music. He was a songwriter and also sang as well as played music. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his motorcycle and was a huge Atlanta Braves fan.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
He was the son of the Robert Lane.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa Nettles Lane, of Waycross; his son, Chris Nettles, of St. Augustine, Fla.; his mother, Sylvia Shealy Lane Parker, of Waycross; three sisters, Cynthia (Alex) Anderson, of Waycross, Mary (Emory) Wilson, of Waynesville, and Julie Lane, of Waycross; two brothers, Alan (Ann) Lane, of Waycross, and Larry (Kathy) Lane, of Baxley; two grandchildren, Leland Jarrard Nettles and Braylee Ariona Nettles; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Williams Chapel Baptist Church.
Officiating will be the Rev. Lamar Music, the Rev. Richard Jeffers and the Rev. Emory Wilson.
Memorialization is by cremation.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.