Joseph Donald Sapp
Joseph Donald Sapp, 86, of Waycross died Sunday morning (May 22, 2016) at Baptist Village Nursing Home after an extended illness.
He was born on Billy’s Island to the late Hoke Smith and Goldie Altman Sapp and lived all his life in Waycross except for the time he served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He owned and operated the old Gulf Station on Albany Avenue and was a past member of Indian Mound Baptist Church, He held a current membership at Mars Hill Primitive Baptist Church. He was a member of the Ware County Saddle Club where he loved to raise and train horses, but in his spare time he loved to watch Nascar.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Etheline Kinnon Sapp, two sisters, Juanita Dixon, Mary Alice Sapp, two brothers, Omer “Buddy” Sapp and Barney Sapp.
He is survived by a wife, Carolyn Dixon Sapp, of Waycross; a son, Donald Lewis Sapp (Edna), of Brunswick; three daughters, Cindy Conley (Randy), of Waycross, Katherine Darlene Strickland (Bill), of Waresboro, Maxine James (Carl), of Manor; a special niece, Shirley Murray (John), of Blackshear; a special family friend, Sue Dowling; seven grandchildren, Pamela Thomas (Michael), Mandy Thrift (Justin), Donna Gail Cox (Timmy), John Washington “J.W.” Conley (Jenni), Rebecca Jolene James, Joseph William James, Nancy Leigh James; six great-grandchildren, Emma Thomas, Luke Thomas, Pate Thomas, Hayden Cox, Trinity Conley, Evie Conley; three sisters, Waunell Hickox (Revis), of Hoboken, Joyce Faulk (Kenny), of Blackshear, Jean Griner (David), of Blackshear; a brother, D.R. Sapp (Linda), of Blackshear; two sisters-in-law, Waunell Sapp, Donnie Jean Sapp; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Tuesday at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service.
Burial will follow in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Margery S. Lewis
Margery Strickland Lewis, 85, of Waycross, died Saturday evening (May 21, 2016) at Baptist Village after an extended illness.
She was born in Waycross to the late Dellie Foster Strickland and Azeal Grover Strickland and lived here all of her life. She worked at Lott Real Estate and Insurance and later she and her husband operated Lewis Acoustical Company for many years. She was a member of Sweetwater Baptist Church and the Adult Sunday School Class.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, G.W. Lewis, two sisters, Juanita Waters and Gwendolyn Poirrier, sisters-in-law, Willie Mae Flanders and Louise McDaniel, niece, Angie Hester.
Survivors include a niece, Pamela Poirrier Rudick (late husband, Gary), of Waycross; nephew, Philip Eugene Poirrier (wife, Sherrie), of Woodstock, and Jimmy Waters (wife, Taffee), of Marietta; several great-nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday morning at 11:30 at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Daniel H. Crawford
Daniel H. “Danny” Crawford, 58, died Saturday morning (May 21, 2016) at the Hospice House Satilla following an extended illness.
He was born in Waycross and lived most of his life in Ware County before moving to Brantley County in 1996. He was retired from Hercules Inc. of Brunswick, and also had a 36 year family affiliation and involvement with the operations of Twin Oaks Park in Brantley County. As a young child he was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Waycross.
He was a son of the late Grady Lee Crawford Sr. and Edith Juanita Collins Crawford.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sharon Crews Crawford, of Waycross; a son, Ira Lee Crawford (fiancée, Amanda), of Hoboken; six grandchildren, Mason Crawford, Eli Crawford, Kaleb Crawford, Oakley Crews, Raiden Crews and Jude Crews; six siblings, Grady “Pete” Crawford Jr. (Belinda). of Columbus, Delores Gibson (Martin), of Manchester, David Crawford (Reta), of Waycross, Janice Sweat (Donnie), of Millwood, Teresa Smith (Howard), of Barnwell, S.C, and Tommy Crawford (Trudy), of Buchannon, W.Va.; his father and mother-in-law, Ira Whitmer and Ermalene Crews; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening at the funeral home from 5 until 7 o’clock.
The family requests Friends of Twin Oaks “F.O.T.O.” to meet at the funeral home Tuesday morning by 10:40 to serve as honorary pallbearers.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

David T. Nelson
David Tyrone Nelson, 71, of Perth Amboy, N.J., and a native of Waycross, died Thursday (May 19, 2016) in Community Hospice, Jacksonville, Fla., after a brief illness.
Funeral arrangements will be announce later by Fluker Funeral Home.

Wiley H. Hinson
HOMERVILLE — Wiley Harmon Hinson, 88, passed away Saturday (May 21, 2016) at his residence, surrounded by his loving family, following an extended illness.
He was born Aug. 30, 1927, in Clinch County to the late Lawrence Hinson and Wilma Smith Hinson. He was the owner of Hinson Tree Planters, a farmer and was a member of Homerville Congregational Methodist Church.
He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and served on the board of education and the Slash Pine board of directors. He was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Donald Tison.
Survivors are his wife, Marilu Wilson Hinson, of Homerville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Chris McCrae and Luanne and Louis Cassotta, all of Homerville; one son and daughter-in-law, Wiley and Billie Sue Hinson, of Homerville; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Carolyn Wilson, of Homerville, and JoAnn and Charles O’Keefe, of Tallahassee, Fla.; five grandchildren, Don and Lyndsey Tison, Heather and Jason Bell, Mary Catherine and Jarred Hart, Allison Hinson and Harley Hinson; six great-grandchildren, William Tison, Julia Tison, Tison Bell, Maggie Bell, Gabbie Hart and Michael Hart; a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Homerville Congregational Methodist Church.
Interment will be in the Shiloh Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday one hour before the services at the church.
Condolences may be conveyed at the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Melba W. Boatright
BLACKSHEAR — Melba Earnestine “Meb” Winn Boatright, 88, of Bristol, passed away Friday morning (May 20, 2016) at the Pierce County Nursing Home where she had been a resident for the last several years.
Born in Bristol, July 6, 1927, she lived in Pierce County all of her life. She was a homemaker and also farmed with her late husband raising hogs. She enjoyed working in the garden, loved animals and would “doctor” everyone in the neighborhood.
She loved to call and visit with people after she went to the nursing home. She was the last living sibling from a large family of 16 and was a member of Bristol Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmy Lee and Martha Ella Hyers Winn, her husband, Eldon Duward “Short” Boatright, all nine of her sisters, Navarrah Aspinwall, Bea Boatright, Colleen Bowen, Pauline Hall, Dell Walker, Dot Thomas, Carol Bennett, Teamie Bennett and Sybil Harrison, and all six of her brothers, Olan, Dick, Orval, James, Arylon and Victor.
Survivors include her three children, Sandra Smith (husband, Sidney), of Mershon, Wanda Mixon (husband, Donald), of Waycross, and Duward Boatright (wife, Mary Claire), of Bristol; six grandchildren, Nancy Malphurs (husband, Robert), Meg Harter (husband, Walker), Duward Boatright (wife, Nancy), Eddie Lott, Barrett Boatright (wife, Candace), and Claire Boatright; nine great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Joyce Winn, of Blackshear, Grace Winn, of Blackshear, Debbie Winn, of Waycross, and Doris Boatright, of Mershon; a brother-in-law, Tuck Boatright (wife, Margie), of Mershon; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Officiating were the Rev. R.C. James and the Rev. Steve Beal.
Interment was in the Martha Memorial Cemetery.
All of Mrs. Boatright’s nieces and nephews served as honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the Pierce County Nursing Home Family Council, 221 Carter Ave., Blackshear, Ga. 31516 or to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Donald Arthur Monk
Donald Arthur Monk, 79, died Friday afternoon (May 20, 2016) at his residence in Waycross following an extended illness.
He was born in St. Augustine, Fla., but resided in Waycross most of his life. He was the owner and operator of Okefenokee Printing Shop for many years and later retired from Yarbrough Brothers Printing. He visited Bible Baptist Church of Waycross but once he became homebound, he and his wife chose Fruit Cove Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Fla., via live stream. He also served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.
He was a son of the late Roy Dell Monk Sr. and Laura Agnes Stratton Monk. He was married to the late Lenora Jean Henderson Monk, who he lovingly referred to as “Monkey.” He was also preceded in death by two brothers, David Monk and Roy Dell Monk Jr.; and a sister, Virginia Davis.
He is survived by five daughters, Becky Miller, of Brunswick, Donna Monk, of Waycross, Karen Skinner (Wade), of Live Oak, Fla., Tina Newman (Patrick), of Jacksonville, Fla., and Kim Herrin (Josh), of Blackshear; two step-daughters, Teresa Tanner (Bob), of Blackshear, and Terry Harrell (Allen), of Jacksonville, Fla.; a step-son, Steve Thornton (Chrisie), of Blackshear; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eugene Monk, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Marshall Monk, of Waycross; a sister, Merle Rewis, of Crescent City, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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A funeral will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening at the funeral home from 6 until 8 o’clock and also on Tuesday from 2 until 3 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Alice Lucille Thomas
Mrs. Alice Lucille Mercer Thomas, 86, passed away Saturday afternoon (May 21, 2016) at Hospice House Satilla after a short illness.
She was born in Brantley County but lived most of her life in Waycross. She was retired from the dietitian department of the Ware County Board of Education. She was a member of Sweat Memorial Baptist Church.
She was the daughter of the late Alver and Fannie Strickland Mercer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Bryant Thomas, and a son, Johnnie Mitchell Thomas.
Survivors include a daughter, Buffy Joy Sanders (Scotty), of Waycross; four sons, Barry Johnnie Thomas (Shirley), of Nicholls, Bucky Bryant Thomas (Joni), of Waresboro, Brian Grady Thomas (Robyn), of Waycross, and Brad Field Thomas, of Waycross; one sister, Elvera Lee, of Hoboken; one brother, Ralph Mercer, of Waycross; nine grandchildren, Shane Thomas (Paloma), Stacey Anderson (James), Ashley Thomas (Brenna), Jeremy Thomas, Jason Thomas (Lindsey), Erica King (Timmy), Dylan Thomas (Heather), Cody Sanders and Kayla Sanders; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sweat Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will be in Hoboken City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 6 until 8 at Music Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Tommy Lucas
Tommy Lucas, 69, died Saturday (May 21, 2016) at Specialty Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., from a sudden illness.
He was born in Ware County and lived most of his life in Ware and Pierce counties. He retired from CSX Railroad as an electrician after 34 years of employment and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
He was a member of Jamestown Baptist Church and loved to fish, hunt and most of all clean his yard and more than anything spending time with his wife, Carolyn.
He was a son of the late Sidney Lucas.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carolyn Altman Lucas, of Waycross; a daughter, Sandra Scarborough, of Blackshear; two sons, William Alton Currie, of Waycross, and Craig Lucas (wife, Alesha), of Patterson; six grandchildren, Jennifer Carter, of Ambrose, Marie Barrett, of Blackshear, Amie Currie, of Houma, La., Drew Currie (Nikki), of Guyton, Matthew Lucas, of Hoboken, and Journey Jewell, of Waycross; 10 great-grandchildren; his mother, Darcus Crews Lucas, of Waycross; a brother, Jerry Lucas (wife, Kathy), of Waycross; and two sisters, Valeria Snyder (husband, Howard), of Tennessee, and Cindy Lee, of Waycross.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Jamestown Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will be receiving friends Tuesday night at Music Funeral Home 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

Gloria Ann J. Jacobs
FOLKSTON — Gloria Ann Johnson Jacobs, 81, of Folkston, passed away Friday (May 20, 2016) following a battle with cancer.
She was the daughter of the late Aress L. Johnson and Julia Odessa Parrott Johnson. She retired as a custodian with the Charlton County School System. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Folkston.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Ben Thomas and Edward Dewey Jacobs, five sisters, Berniece (Vernon) Ammons, Loretta (Gordon) Shaw, Latrelle Cox, Ann Lee (Paul) Sikes and Dee Alva Stewart, and three brothers, Osburn (Lena) Johnson, Hybert (Bobbie) Johnson and Elbrey Johnson.
She truly cared for her entire extended family of many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends. She spent the last few months in the loving care of her beloved niece, Paula Lott, and her husband, Phil, and their children, Foster and Madelyn Lott.
She is survived by a brother-in-law, John Cox, and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Johnson.
The family will receive friends Tuesday at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home from 6 until 8 p.m.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Tim King officiating.
Burial will follow in Homeland Cemetery with Dr. Randy Jacoby offering the committal service.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston.

Dudley C. Gahan
A memorial service for Dudley C. Gahan was held Sunday afternoon at Grace Episcopal Church with the Rev. Kit Brinson officiating.
Military honors were provided by Fort Stewart Military Base.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Tony Cox
A funeral for Tony Cox took place Saturday morning at Swamp Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Joey Chancey officiating.
Burial was in Swamp Road Baptist Church Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were the church members Stanley Chancey Sr., Stanley Chancey Jr., Ronnie O’Berry, Junior O’Berry, Coley Thrift and Preston Cox.
Arrangements were with Music Funeral Home.