Florence Lucille Davis
Florence Lucille Jordan Davis, 98, of Dixie Union, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon (May 26, 2016) at her residence.
She was born Dec. 14, 1917 in Pierce County and she lived most of her life in the Dixie Union area. Because of her failing health, on Aug. 9, 2013 she moved into Baptist Village where she was a resident for nearly three years.
Recently she became seriously ill and wanted to move back to her family home in Dixie Union, under the care of Hospice Satilla, to be surrounded by her loving, caring, family until her passing.
She was employed by King Edward Cigar Factory for 10 years (1948-1958) and then returned to being a full-time mother and housewife. She was a member of Dixie Union Homemakers Club since 1958 and served in various club officer positions. She also served with the Ware County Farm Bureau from 1989-1999, serving on the board and as chairperson to the women’s committee, leading various volunteer groups. She resigned her leadership positions in 1999 due to health problems, but still served as a member of the women’s committee and attended the state conventions held in Jekyll Island every year.
She was a very active person until her health began to fail, but she still loved to go out and to be visited by her friends and family members.
She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Thurman Davis, and by her parents, Alec Randal Jordan Sr. and Corean Boyette Jordan, four brothers, Tommy Jordan (Idell), Foster Jordan (Dorothy), Donald Jordan (Mary) and A.R. Jordan (Hilda), five sisters, Ethel Lee Jordan Jackson (Tony), Martha Jordan Peace (Elbert), Eva Kate Jordan Purvis (Otis), Janet Jordan Lindsay (Bill), Laverene Jordan Patterson (Pat) and Eva Nell Purvis Turner (Wilbert).
Survivors include her three loving children, Larry Davis (Penny), Sharon Davis Bennett (Andy) and Ronnie Davis (Sandy); a special nephew whom she helped raise, Phillip Lindsay (Terry); six grandchildren, Tina Bennett Gross (Jim), Andrew Bennett Jr. (Becky), Brian Davis, Angela Davis Tanner (David), Scott and Corey Davis; seven great-grandchildren, Chelsea Davis, Joshua Davis, Michael Tanner (Karen), Lauren Tanner, Andrew Bennett III, Madison WillYoung and Seth WillYoung; and numerous nieces and nephews including Todd and Dustin Lindsay.
The family also wishes to acknowledge her loving caregivers, Lillie Carelock and Tillie Grantham, who became a special part of her family.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Haywood Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Hephzibah Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. today at Music Funeral Home.
The Haywood Baptist Church Senior Adult Sunday School Class and Dixie Union Homemakers are asked to meet at 1:40 p.m. Sunday at the church to serve as honorary pallbearers.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jasper Raymond Dixon
BLACKSHEAR — Jasper Raymond Dixon, 66, of Blackshear, died late Thursday night (May 26, 2016) at his residence, following an extended illness.
He was born March 12, 1950 in Waycross, but he lived most of his life in Pierce County.
He worked for Gilman’s Building Products and Tom’s Peanuts, but will always be remembered as a loveable bus driver for the Pierce County School System for many years. He was a member of Walkerville Baptist Church.
Preceding him in death were his parents, James Elmer and Gladys Alene Boyett Dixon, and a brother, Osborn Dixon.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Amy Howell Dixon, of Blackshear; special friends, Amy Strickland, of Jesup, Wayne and Pam Carter, of Offerman, and Grace Winn, Brother Billy Davis, Ronnie and Geraldine Saylor, Danny and Judy Howell, Alton and Zoie Thornton and Sarah Moore and family, all of Blackshear; two sisters, Elvera Carter and Kathern Ricks (husband M.L.), both of Blackshear; a brother, Oran Dixon (wife, Joyce), of Blackshear; a sister-in-law, Martha Dixon, of Waycross; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A graveside service will take place Sunday at 3 p.m. at Ramah Cemetery in Pierce County.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, 664 Scranton Road, No. 103, Brunswick, Ga. 31520.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.hartfh.com
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
David S. Justice
David Sherell Justice, 61, of Waycross, passed away peacefully Sunday (May 15, 2016) following a battle with cancer.
He left this world surrounded by his family and loved ones in the comfort of a family home.
A lifelong resident of Ware County and a long time employee of CSX, he retired a little over one year before his passing. He was a wonderful father and a great man. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ivey Frederick Justice, his mother, Cordie Willis Rhodes, and one sister, Patricia Ann Sapp.
Survivors include his three children, Kevin Justice, Stacy Justice and Janie Smith; one sister, Janet Marie Justice; one brother, John Frederick Justice; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be given to Heartland Hospice of Jacksonville, Fla. Their care and support knows no bounds.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.