Kay Johnson Grimes
Kay Johnson Grimes, 70, of Cumming, died Sunday (March 22, 2015) after a brief illness.
Born Nov. 13, 1944 in Atlanta, she was the daughter of the late Edward Keith Johnson and Janie Pendley Johnson.
She graduated Avondale High School in 1962, Mercer University in 1977 and Georgia State University in 1979. She worked in the human services delivery field for more than 25 years, much of that time in Statesboro.
In 2008, she co-founded There’s No Place Like Your Home, Inc., to provide in-home services for senior citizens.
She is survived by her three children, Greg Grimes (Rachel), of Waycross, Marla Grimes, of Sandy Springs, and Heather Forrester (Jonathan), of Cumming, and four grandchildren, April Grimes, Abby Grimes, Natalie Forrester and Nicholas Forrester.
A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home in Decatur. Dr. Truett Gannon will officiate. Visitation is scheduled for 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army.

Sue Canty Brown
Sue Canty Brown, 87, of Waycross, died Monday (March 23, 2015) in Webster County from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born in Mathews, Ala. to the late Cyrus Pugh Canty and Francis Ellen McMillan Canty.
She graduated from Lanier High School in Montgomery, Ala. She made Waycross her home since August of 1966. She worked as an administrative assistant for Crawford and Company Insurance.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she taught in the nursery for more than 30 years and maintained the record of memorial gifts for the church. Extremely active in the chancel choir where she sang for close to 50 years, she served as treasurer of the chancel choir, librarian of the music department and “keeper of the key,” where she insured security in the choir room on Sunday mornings. She even washed the choir robes and stoles and was present every time the doors of the church were open.
She touched the lives of many people and lived a life worthy of her calling.
She was married to her loving husband, Ralph Wilson Brown, for 65 years.
She is survived by two sons, Craig Brown (wife, Diane), of Spring, Texas, Mark Brown (wife, Susan), of Easthampton, Mass.; four grandchildren, Jen Flynn (husband, Mike), of Jeffersonton, Va., Dylan Opitz, of Santa Cruz, Calif., Kelly Brown Houston (husband, Kirby), of Oxford, Miss., Patrick Brown, of Willis, Texas; four great-grandchildren, Connor Flynn, Mary Flynn, Michael Seamus Flynn and Anderson Houston; two sisters, Elizabeth Canty Jones, of Wetumpka, Ala., Helen Culbertson (husband, Bill), of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5 until 7 at Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church’s Daycare Center or Music Department, 410 Williams St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com

Ralph Wilson Brown
Ralph Wilson Brown, 91, of Waycross, died Monday evening (March 23, 2015) at CRHS Midtown Medical Center in Columbus from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born in Montgomery, Ala. to the late George Brown and Jessie Burt Brown.
A veteran of the United States Navy, he served his country during World War II.
He received a bachelor degree from Auburn University and a masters degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Georgia.
He moved to Waycross in August 1966 and worked for Georgia Power here as a district commercial sales engineer until his retirement in 1989.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Adult Bible Class. He served as chairman of the administrative board, taught Sunday School and most recently was active as a member of the board of trustees and an usher.
He was an avid gardener. He had great passion and took great pride in the work he did in his yard at his home and the numerous flower beds he tended to at the church.
He touched the lives of many people and lived a life worthy of his calling.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, George Brown, Marshall Brown and Charles Brown.
He was married to his loving wife, Sue Canty Brown, for 65 years.
He is survived by two sons, Craig Brown (wife, Diane), of Spring, Texas, Mark Brown (wife, Susan), of Easthampton, Mass.; four grandchildren, Jen Flynn (husband, Mike), of Jeffersonton, Va., Dylan Opitz, of Santa Cruz, Calif., Kelly Brown Houston (husband, Kirby), of Oxford, Miss., Patrick Brown, of Willis, Texas; four great-grandchildren, Connor Flynn, Mary Flynn, Michael Seamus Flynn and Anderson Houston; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5 until 7 at Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church’s Daycare Center or Music Department, 410 Williams St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com

James Wesley Carter
James Wesley Carter, 55, of Blackshear, passed away Tuesday (March 24, 2015) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House.
Born in Waycross Nov. 28, 1959, he lived in Pierce County most of his adult life.
He loved to fish, talk on his CB radio and spend time with his friends.
He was a member of Living Water Church of God.
He was a son of the late James Alton and Erma Dean King Carter.
Survivors include a daughter, Brittany Danielle Carter, of Waycross, his companion, Joann Gray, of Blackshear, two aunts, Joann Stephens, of Blackshear, and Willene and John Barnette, of Florissant, Mo., three grandchildren, Pricilla Martinez, Kamila Batalla and Felix Batalla, several cousins and numerous friends.
The funeral will be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock at the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Interment will be in the Waters Cemetery.
There will be no public visitation.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.