Diana Carroll Tanner
Diana Renee Carroll Tanner, 48, affectionately known as “Lovey” by family and friends, passed away suddenly at home Monday (May 9, 2016) after a recent illness.
Employed by Walmart in St. Marys, she developed close relationships with her coworkers and numerous customers during her 20-year service as a licensed certified pharmacy technician. She was a 1985 graduate of Ware County High School moving to St. Marys in 1988.
A free spirit, generous and independent, she easily turned friends into family. She enjoyed time at the beach and fishing with her son, Hunter.
She was born Aug. 2, 1967 in Palatka, Fla.
She is survived by her son, Hunter Trey Howell, of St. Marys, who she adored and was the light of her life.
She is also survived by her parents, Alford John “A.J.” Sr. and Glenda Carroll, of Waycross; a brother, John Carroll Jr. (wife, Vicy), of Hahira; a nephew, Jonathon Bryant Carroll, of Hahira; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.
Her grandparents, Walter and Lois Wilkinson, Luther Carroll and Virginia and Don LeDrew preceded her in death.
Visitation will be held at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys Friday from 5 until 7 p.m.
The funeral will be held at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel in Waycross Saturday at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service.
Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home of Waycross and Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of the arrangements.

Vera Lynn Hayes
Vera Lynn Hayes, 67, died Sunday (May 8, 2016) at Saint Vincent’s Medical Center, Jacksonville, Fla., following a brief illness.
She was born in Coffee County, but lived in Waycross for most of her life except for the past two years where she lived with her daughter in Jacksonville. She retired after 19 years of service as a registered nurse in the labor and delivery department with Satilla Regional Medical Center.
She was the daughter to the late Lee Farris Hayes and the late Marjorie Jones Hayes and also was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Jenny and Jesse Charles Brown. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one daughter, Christy Hayes Gamble (husband, Kenneth II), of Jacksonville, Fla.; one granddaughter, Brianna Bryars, of Jacksonville, Fla.; one grandson, Kenneth Gamble III, of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Sharon Hayes Johns (husband, Hugh), of Jacksonville, Fla.; several nieces, nephews, one great-niece; and great-nephews.
A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday in the Music Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorialization is by cremation.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1834, Merrifield, Va. 22116.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Fraysse DeLeGal III
JESUP — Fraysse Augustus DeLeGal III, 66, of Jesup, passed peacefully Monday (May 9, 2016) at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah.
His legacy included his wife of 29 years, Susan DeLeGal; sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Heather DeLeGal, of Leesburg, and Philip and Kristina DeLeGal, of Jesup; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Randy Dailey, of Columbia, S.C.; four grandchildren, Evan Tanner DeLeGal, Alexa Hope DeLeGal, Kyleigh Grace Watson and Kason Dallen Watson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fraysse Augustus DeLeGal Jr. and Leverette Woodall DeLeGal.
The Ware County native lived in Wayne County the last 27 years. He spent nearly 30 years working for the Bureau of Prisons as a physician’s assistant and most recently as a hospital administrator. He dedicated himself to his community and to the betterment of this county. He wasn’t afraid to speak his heart or his mind if need be and to represent the voice that wasn’t heard.
He loved to spend time with his family, fishing, hunting and playing with his grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with friends and loved ones.
Afterwards, the DeLeGal family invites friends to express in the love, respect, grief and appreciation of the wonderful life that he lived.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of these local charities: Fair Haven (Battered Women and Children’s Shelter), 488 SW Broad St., Jesup, Ga. 31545; Freehart Center (Men’s Addiction), P.O. Box 481, Jesup, Ga. 31598; Grace’s Inn (Wayne County Homeless Project), 31 Cowboy Road, Jesup, Ga. 31545; or Nickels for Neighbors (A community help organization) www.nickelsforneighbors.com., c/o Prime South Bank, 375 W Cherry St., Jesup, Ga. 31545.
The guestbook is available at www.rinehartandsons.com
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.

Sarah Lee Rigdon
Sarah Lee Rigdon, 50, died suddenly Tuesday morning (May 10, 2016) at Parkwest Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.
She was born in Waycross and lived most of her life here before moving to Jacksonville several years ago. She was a former waitress and also attended Sonrise Worship Center in Mayport, Fla.
She was a daughter of the late Tony Brown Bennett and Josephine Smith Bennett.
She is survived by a son, Anthony Rigdon, of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter, Jolena Beaty, of Waycross; two grandchildren; two brothers, Rusty Bennett, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ricky Bennett, of Waycross; a sister, Cheryl Smith, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Telmore Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday evening at Music Funeral Home from 6 until 8 o’clock.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Jessie Mae Welch
A funeral for Jessie Mae Welch was held Wednesday morning at Crawford Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Rowell, the Rev. J.D. Bowen and the Rev. Larry Ray officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Richard Welch, Paul Welch, Walker Welch, Robert Hickox, Ottis King and Chris Welch.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

J. Curtis King
A funeral for J. Curtis King was held Wednesday afternoon at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donnie Tuten officiating.
Burial followed in Hephzibah Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Harry Beauregard, Larry Beauregard, Austin King. Josh King, Scott King and Carl Sears.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.