Robert Lee Justice
Robert Lee Justice, 86, of Blackshear, died Tuesday evening (March 29, 2016) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House after a short illness.
He was born in Brantley County to the late William Henry and Sarah Cathleen Goodin Justice. He retired in 1968 from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of active service as a master sergeant. He remained active in the reserves until 1975. During his military career he served in Iceland, Germany, France, Japan and retired in San Francisco, Calif. He received the Bronze Star, Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service and received a certificate of recognition for service during the Cold War.
His second career was at the Ware Correctional Institute with the Georgia Department of Corrections and retired from there with 20 years of service.
He was baptized at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 181, always enjoyed dancing and especially spending time with his family, friends and working outside in his flowers.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by seven brothers, Riley Justice, John Henry Justice, Franklin Justice, Ivey Justice, Audie Justice, Andy Lee Justice and Wiley Justice, five sisters, Rudell Webb, Everlove Strickland, Lorrine Driggers and two infant sisters.
Survivors include two daughters, Lara Taylor, of Blackshear, Robin Justice, of Waycross; five grandchildren, Sharon Justice, of Baxley, Tyler Taylor, of Blackshear, Noah Lee, of Blackshear, Spencer Browning, of Waycross, and Robert Browning, of Waycross; three great-grandchildren, Carson, Kyleigh and Aubree`; step-daughter, Gloria Chambers, of Folkston; one brother, Walter Justice (wife, Hazel), of Waycross; one sister, Myrtice Craven, of Tallahassee, Fla.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Ollie L. Henry
Ollie L. Henry, 65, died Sunday evening (March 27, 2016) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House in Waycross.
He was born Nov. 25, 1950 to the parentage of Walter and Christine LeFlore Henry in Carthage, Miss. He received his formal education and graduated from Leake County Public School system in May 1970. He later married Vanell Hannah and they were blessed with one son, Michael.
He was joined in matrimony to Ellene Clark Milledge Nov. 23, 1981. He was employed with Irby Construction Company which brought him to the Pierce County area, which he called “home” for more than 35 years.
He retired from Gilman Paper Company, last known as the Duran Paper Mill, after 17 years of employment. He was very dedicated to his job and never reported to work late in those 17 years.
He accepted Christ as his Savior at Macedonia Baptist Church in Patterson under the leadership of the late Rev. J.W. Dixon and served on the usher board. He was also a former member of the Consolidated Mens Club in Blackshear where he was active for many years. He was a volunteer for the Pierce County Middle school and served as a mentor for several young boys, being instrumental in their development into productive young men in the community.
He enjoyed fishing, talking, debating, watching wrestling and just spending time with his family. He had a passion for cooking and grilling and was affectionately known in Pierce and surrounding counties as the “Barbeque Man” with the best tasting ribs, chicken and his famous Boston butts.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Christine Henry, one brother, Willie Henry, and one sister, Winnie Bell Luckett.
Those left to cherish his precious memory include his wife, Ellene Henry, of Blackshear; two sons, Michael Henry, of Jackson, Miss., and Fleming Milledge Jr., of Blackshear; two daughters, Sherrie Moody (Waldo), of Macon, and Amy Kelly (Spencer), of Kathleen; five grandchildren, Angelyca Moody, Waldo Ranar Moody Jr., Mileysha Milledge, Clark Kelly and Jordan Kelly; his siblings, Walterene Williams (Mose), of Yazoo City, Miss., Clementine Clerk (Lee), of Florence, Miss., Ruby Gilmore (Vanzan), of Milwaukee, Wis., Bobbie Stribling (Lawrence), of Philadelphia, Miss., the Rev. Lonnie Henry (Bonnie) and Hubert Henry, both of Carthage, Miss.; one sister-in-law, Willene Ward, of Offerman; two brothers-in-law, Jo Bobby Clark and Michael Daniels, both of Patterson; a special nephew, Brooks James, who holds a special place in his heart for his “Uncle Ollie;” a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held Friday evening from 5 until 7 o’clock at the funeral home in Blackshear.
The funeral will be Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at Macedonia Baptist Church in Patterson.
The body will lie in state an hour prior to the service.
Interment will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery in Patterson.
The cortege will leave the family residence, 822 Porter St., Blackshear, promptly at 10:30 a.m.
Ivory L. Sallet
A celebration of life service for Ivory Lee Sallet Sr., 62, will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 702 Arnold McKinney Drive, with the church pastor, the Rev. Fer-Rell M. Malone Sr., offering words of comfort.
The body will lie in repose Saturday at the church from 2 p.m. to the hour of service.
Interment will be in Waresboro Cemetery.
Friends are being received at the Sallet residence, 818 Summit St., and Friday at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church from 4 to 6 p.m.
He was born March 10, 1954, in Waycross, to Myrdes Parker Sallet and the late Herbert D. Sallet.
He received his formal education from the Ware County Public School System. He retired from CSX Railroad after years of service as a trackman.
He was a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. He was an avid gardener who had a “green thumb” for growing things.
He departed this life Saturday morning (March 26, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by two brothers, Willie James Sallet and Billy Joe Sallet, his grandparents, the Rev. Joe Mimo and Vesta Mae Cowart Sallet and Charlie and Carrie Wells Parker.
He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Ivory Sental Sallet, Jamica Nicole Sallet, both of Waycross; a step-daughter, Katrina Irvin Ashimi, of Memphis, Tenn.; his mother, Myrdes Parker Sallet, of Waycross; grandchildren, Cameron Williams Jr. and Jaheen Williams, both of Waycross; his four sisters, Ora D. Jordan (Henry), Alice M. Sallet, Myrdes Sallet Croom and Janet Sallet, all of Waycross; three brothers, Archie L. Sallet (Ruby Pearl), Herbert Sallet Jr. and Wesley A. Sallet, all of Waycross; aunts, Burnell Parker James (Charles), Magdalene Parker Brown (Samuel), of Valdosta, and Warnelle Parker, of Quitman; uncles, Johnny B. Parker and Billy Joe Parker (Lee), of Valdosta; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.
Mother Bethel Reed
A celebration of life service for Mother Bethel Gibson Reed, 89, will be held Saturday at 11 o’clock at Zachary Holiness Church, 1810 Panama Ave., with the church pastor, Elder Clarence Adamson, offering words of comfort.
The body will lie in repose Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. to the hour of service.
Friends are being received at the Reed residence, 509 Thomas St., and Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fluker Funeral Home, 985 Ossie Davis Parkway.
She was born April 28, 1926 in Coffee County to the late Bedell Gibson and Mattie Simpson Gibson.
She lived most of her life in Ware County where she was a member of A.B. Baptist Church in Crawley for many years. After moving to Waycross, she became a member of Zachary Holiness Church where she served as a church mother.
She departed this life Tuesday morning (March 29, 2016) after an illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rogers, two siblings, Leola Tripp and Jay Q. Gibson.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Willie J. Pittman, of Brunswick, Minster Samuel Pittman (Rita), John Davis and Eugenia Hart, all of Waycross; a sister, Irene McGahee, of Brunswick; god-daughters, Princess Wingate, of Waycross, Samantha Smith, of Folkston; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker funeral home.
A graveside service for Clara Dubose was held Wednesday morning at Greenlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Ashley Corbett officiating.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Kathy Denise Morrison
The funeral for Kathy Denise Morrison, 55, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Family Worship Center, 632 Izlar St., Waycross, with Pastor Rod Swinson offering the words of comfort.
Burial will follow in the Hazzard Hill Cemetery.
The cortege will assemble at 10:15 a.m. at 517 Williams St., Waycross.
Visitation will be Friday, 5 until 7 p.m. in the chapel of Rainge Memorial Funeral Home.
She began her life on this earth Nov. 6, 1960, born in Waycross to the late Doreather Morrison and Horace Edwards Jr.
A 1979 graduate of Waycross High School, she attended Okefenokee Technical College where she was in the process of earning her associate degree in criminal justice.
She was employed by the Georgia Department of Corrections as a corrections officer for much of her career. She finished her career in law enforcement with D. Ray James Prison.
She was a faithful member of Family Worship Center where she briefly sang in the adult choir. She was an active grandmother and an avid football fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
She was endowed with a warm friendly smile, a sweet spirit and a loving personality.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Linda Morrison-Wilson, aunt, Doris Lott, uncle, Roy Lott Sr., uncle, Willie C. Morrison, and a host of other aunts and uncles.
Remaining to cherish her sweet memory are her children, Jarrett Daniels (LaSheeta), of Lake Mary, Fla., Quintina Denton (Delvin), Destiny Daniels and Krystal Nelson (Joey); her grandchildren, Zamaria Denton, Delvin Denton Jr., Rhianna Daniels, Jonah Nelson, Kamryn Daniels and Bryce Daniels; supportive sister, Rosalind Darden (Lonnie), of Jacksonville, Fla.; brother, Larry Edwards; ex-husband, Quincey Daniels Jr., of McDonough; mother and father-in-law, Marie and Quincey Daniels Sr.; devoted nieces and nephews, Gwendolyn Goodwine (Adrian), Morrio Darden (Tameka), Lonnay Darden, Jasmine Darden, Darius Darden and Dominique Clay (Malcon), Ft. Eustis, Va., Shelonda Porter (Mesiah Porter Sr.), Morgan Porter, Malaya Porter; special nieces, Shonda Williams, Lanette Hamm, Amy Murphy and Kimberly Barkley; special nephews, Meshiah Porter Jr. and Mekhi Porter; devoted cousins, Antionette Harris-Bennett, of Jacksonville, Fla., Roy Lott Jr. (Jean), Troy Lott (Karen), Jeannie Lott Borden (Roy), of Alexandria, Va., and Diane E. Sanford (Delacy), of Brunswick; one uncle, Curtis Morrison (Rose), of Jacksonville, Fla.; special friends, Jo’Ann O’Hara, Minnie Wesley, Valencia Tubbs (Robert), Patrease Mayes, of Suffolk, Va., Pat Simpson (David) and Margaret Coffie, of St. Marys, and Octavia White, of Miami, Fla.; her god-mother, Constance Hollis; and two god-children, Shaniya Wesley and Darius Grant.
Arrangements are with Rainge Memorial Chapel, Inc.
Annie Mae Love Scott
The celebration of life service for Annie Mae Love Scott will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Greater St. Paul Baptist Church, 1110 Pittman St., Waycross, with the pastor, the Rev. Johnny Arnold offering words of comfort.
The body will lie in repose in the church from 11 a.m. until the service hour. Burial and committal service will be held in Hazzard Hill Cemetery.
The cortege will assemble at the home of niece, Bernice Solomon Williams, 504 Lister St., which serves as the residence where friends and family are being received.
Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10
Annie Mae Love Scott was born Aug. 20, 1921 as one of six siblings of the late Ed Love and Blanche Scott Love in Sylvania. She and her siblings were raised by Christian parents and were taught early about the importance of a personal walk with God. She was converted and baptized at Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church. She attended the public schools of Hoboken, and would ultimately become a licensed beautician.
Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:11-12
She married Amos J. Scott and together they remained married for 47 years until his death. Their love affair would personify the marital vows … to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.
Her children arise up, and call her blessed. Proverbs 31:28
She was a devoted mother to her two sons, the late Eddie J. Scott Jr. and Andrew O. Scott Sr. Her greatest legacy is found in the love, nurture and godly instruction she shared with her sons. She wasted no effort and spared no expense to ensure that her sons were prepared to meet the rigors, expectations and responsibilities of adult manhood.
Most importantly, she taught them to be hospitable, compassionate, loving and generous —lessons learned from her example. Her heart was so big, she had more than enough love to spare to be a mother to her niece, Bernice Solomon Williams. Together, Amos, Eddie, Andrew and Bernice would constitute Annie Mae’s immediate family and they were all greatly loved and cherished by their wife and mother.
She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. Proverbs 31:17-18
She was a licensed cosmetologist/beautician. She owned her own shop and in her later years, would continue to serve her clients in her home. Her profession was just an extension of her hospitality and love for people.
She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to her neighbors. Proverbs 31:29
She was a kind and loving woman. She was a confidante and counselor to many. Quite a few secrets were shared in her beauty shop and at her kitchen table. Generations of family, friends and neighbors trusted “Mother” and sought her wisdom. Her greatest legacy is most evident in the love she shared and the fond memories she gave to so many.
…but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30
She was a lifelong member of Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church.
Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Proverbs 31:29
On Monday (March 28, 2016) she took her last breath on this side of Heaven, with Andrew and Bernice by her side. In her fleeting breath and parting glance, she proved to all that the reward is real and “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.” To God be the Glory!
She leaves to mourn her passing, her devoted son, Andrew (Lisa); her daughter, Bernice Solomon Williams; her daughter in-law, Olynthia Scott, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of sorrowing nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the guestbook at www.perrybrothersfuneralhome.com
Professional services are entrusted to Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.