Wanda Jean Flowers
ODUM — Wanda Jean Poindexter Flowers, 80, of Odum, died Sunday (May 15, 2016) at Baptist Village in Waycross after an extended illness.
The Chattanooga, Tenn. native lived most of her life in Odum and was a member of Odum Baptist Church. The homemaker enjoyed baking, reading and flower gardening.
She was predeceased by her parents, John and Clara Spivey Poindexter, brothers, John R. Poindexter Jr., James T. Poindexter and William L. Poindexter, and sisters, Hazel Langdale and Helen E. Warnock.
Survivors are a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and John Shaw, of Waycross; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Mann Flowers, Shawn and Christy Flowers, both of Odum; a sister, Sue Hughes, of Ft. Oglethorpe; a brother, Raymond B. and Betty Poindexter, of St. Helena, S.C.; six grandchildren, Jessica Shaw Johnson, Daniel Shaw, Spencer Flowers, Shauna Flowers, Heather Flowers and Skylar Jones; four great-grandchildren, Natalie Johnson, Addie Johnson, Hayden Shaw and Weston Shaw; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Carl Ledbetter officiating.
A private family interment will follow.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. before the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
Ted W. Lewis Sr.
A celebration of life service for Ted William Lewis Sr., 71, of Wartrace, will be held 6 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with Brother Jeff Rasnick officiating.
He passed from this life Sunday (May 15, 2016) at his home surrounded by his family.
Born Dec. 16, 1944, in Hazlehurst, he was the son of the late A.C. Lewis Jr. and the late Sarepta Annie Stone Lewis.
Among many things, he was a retiree of CSX as a railroad machinist, farmer, counselor, writer, small business owner, missionary, board member of Women of Grace, founder of Celebration of Life Ministries, member of the Walking Horse Owners Association, life member of TWHBEA, founding board member of the Yonkofa Project and member of First Baptist Church.
He was the patriarch of his family, a loving husband and father, a good friend and greatest of all, he was “Papa.”
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Ann Morris Lewis; children, Ted W. Lewis Jr., of Georgia, Jessica (Warren) Stinson Wells, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Emily Stinson, of Shelbyville, Tenn.; grandson, Walker Jackson Wells; brothers, Jack (Mary Ann) Lewis, of Virginia, Austin Lewis, of Georgia; sisters, Dorothy L. Watkins, of North Carolina, Kathy (Gerald) Rigdon, of Georgia, and Patty (Andrew) Pennington, of Virginia.
Memorial donations may be made to the Ted W. Lewis Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund at Traders Bank, P.O. Box 806, Shelbyville, Tenn. 37160.
Doak-Howell Funeral Home, of Shelbyville, is serving the family.
Sympathy may be offered at www.doakhowellfuneralhome.com
William G. Howell Sr.
CW5 (Retired) William G. “Bill” Howell Sr., 76, flew his last mission, prepared and ready to accept his orders from his Commander in Chief, Sunday (May 15, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after a long, courageous battle with COPD and emphysema.
He was born Dec. 13, 1939 in Ware County to the late Robert Matthew “RM” Howell Sr. and Melissie Elizabeth Tatum Howell. In 1958, he graduated from Waycross High School.
After 27.5 years of service, he retired from the United States Army as CW-5 (Chief Warrant Officer 5) having served during the Vietnam War.
A member of Deenwood Baptist Church, he was affectionately known as Bill, Billy, Uncle, Poppy, Papa, Big Papa and Brother. He leaves a legacy of service, love, compassion and laughter. According to his son, his father’s love and passion for others to hear the love of God and forgiveness of Jesus Christ will always be his legacy.
Survivors include his loving wife, Bunny Dowling Howell, of Waycross; five children, William George Howell Jr. (Sandra), of Kansas City, Mo., Suzanne Howell, of Pell City, Ala., Terri Hayes (Bruce), of Jacksonville, Fla., Ken O’Steen (Jo), of Waycross, and Kasey O’Steen, of Waycross; 10 grandchildren, Aaron Howell, Wesley Howell, Nikki Nisly (Jordan), Katie Branch (Bobby), Kellie Sherwood (Shawn), Jonathan Hayes, Logan and Kody O’Steen, Blaze and Gracie O’Steen; two great-grandchildren, Desmond and Amelia Nisly; five siblings, Bobby Howell (Sandy), Mary Jean Lee (Marvin), Jackie Flowers, Judy Wrenn (Kenny) and Kevin Howell (Theresa); and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vietnam Veterans of America www.vva.org
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Fred Woolard, 73, of Folkston, passed away at his residence Saturday (May 14, 2016) surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Jan. 26, 1943 in Folkston to Lum and Lillie Carter Woolard.
He was ordained at the age of 33 and was the pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in St. Marys for a number of years. He loved fishing and hunting, but loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Grace Dixon Woolard, of Folkston; two sons, Leon Woolard (Jamie), of Folkston, and Will Woolard (Perri), of Folkston; two daughters, Patty (Greg) Jackson, of St. Marys, and Marcie Colvin, of Kingsland; two brothers, Louis Woolard (Sherry), of Folkston, Robert Woolard, of Folkston; one sister, Betty Jean Wheling (Lyle), of Folkston; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The family received friends Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The funeral was scheduled for today at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Shepard Roberson Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Huling officiating.
Burial will follow in Camp Pinckney Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest register at www.shepardrobersonfh.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard Roberson Funeral Home, Folkston.
Emmie Altman Pittman Westberry
Emmie Altman Pittman Westberry, 86, of Hoboken, died Monday afternoon (May 16, 2016) at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Eliza B. Elvington
Eliza Beatrice Elvington, 98, died Monday morning (May 16, 2016) at Satilla Care after an illness.
Friends are being received at her daughter’s residence, Teresa Massey, 1120 Daniel St.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announce later by Fluker Funeral Home.
Diana Carroll Tanner
A funeral for Diana Renee Carroll Tanner was held Saturday afternoon at Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev, David Senters officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jeff Foster, Wendy Mann, Robert Hicks, James Howell, Johnny Hurst and Tyler Beckham.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Catherine B. Carter
A funeral for Catherine Boyette Carter was held Monday afternoon at White Hall Community Church with the Rev. Marlon Pittman officiating.
Burial followed in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Virgil Braddock Sr. Billy Ray Martin, Bill Nelson, Bret Nelson, Dale Reeves, Jay Rylee, Thomas “Corky” Rylee and Leslie Welch.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.