Emory Wilber Boyd
Emory Wilber Boyd, 74, died Saturday morning (May 28, 2016) at his residence in Manor after a brief illness.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Manor. He retired from Union Camp after 38 years as an equipment operator, but most recently worked for Judge Doug Gibson’s farm. He assisted in fighting many wildfires through the years. He was a member, deacon and Sunday School superintendent of Camp Branch Church of God of Prophecy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilber Charles Boyd and Betty Florance Revels Boyd, two brothers, Timothy Charles Boyd and Tommy Boyd, and one sister, JoAnn Boyd.
Survivors include his wife, Wanell Henderson Boyd, of Manor; two children, Michael Boyd (late wife, Karren), of Waycross, and Rose Lee (husband, Roger), of Blackshear; four grandchildren, Lisa Smith (Ronnie), Brandon Boyd, Blake Boyd (Leslie) and Brett Boyd; three great-grandchildren, Colby Music, Gracie Smith and Kamen Music; three siblings, Shirley Henderson, Jimmy R. Boyd (wife, Joey) and Roselyn Connell, all of Waycross; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Camp Branch Church of God of Prophecy. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 at Music Funeral Home.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Ollie Mae Ganas
Ollie Mae Ganas, 91, of Waycross died Sunday night (May 29, 2016) at Waycross Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Pearson to the late Frank Mizell and Cora Bell Giddens Mizell. Raised in Pearson, she attended Atkinson County High School. She then moved to Waycross where she spent the majority of her life. She was a homemaker, a member of Sweat Memorial Baptist Church and the Golden Agers Sunday School Class.
She loved to cook, sew and spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Arthur Ganas, a brother, W.J. Mizell, and a sister, Dorothy O’Berry.
She is survived by her son, Sammy Ganas (wife, Sam), of Waycross; her daughters, Shirley Matthews (husband, Hinky), of Pearson, Colleen Lee, of Waycross, Linda Beverly (husband, Ronnie), of Waycross; 11 grandchildren, Edward Matthews (wife, Cindy), Beau Ganas (wife, Lindsey), John Ganas, Terence Hiott (wife, Brittnee), Brent Beverly (wife, Hallie), Corey Beverly (wife, Kelli), Blake Beverly, Missy Osburn (husband, Billy), Carla Lee, Pam Castellaw (husband, Todd), Nina Rowe (husband, John); 14 great-grandchildren, Warren, Bess, Liam, Stanton, Lilli, Brayley, Kati, Jordan, Jacob, Ariel, Michaela, Lanlee, Zachery and Matthew; and numerous other relatives.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sweat Memorial Baptist Church. Members of the Golden Agers Sunday School Class have been asked to serve as honorary pallbearers and should gather at the church by 10:40 a.m. Wednesday.
Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sweat Memorial Baptist Church, 510 W. Blackshear Ave., Waycross, Ga. 31503.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Carolyn H. Godwin
BLACKSHEAR — Carolyn Lucille Hickox Godwin, 76, of Blackshear, passed away early Tuesday morning (May 31, 2016) at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.
Cassandra Gordon, 66, of 303 W. 11th St., Alma, passed away Monday (May 30, 2016) at her residence with loved ones at her bed side.
She was the wife of James Gordon, and the mother of Eric, Derrick and Howard Gordon.
The family is currently receiving friends at the residence.
Funeral arrangements and a list of survivors will be announced later by Rainge Memorial Chapel.
Kennon L. Altman
HOBOKEN — Kennon Lavaughn Altman, 83, of Hoboken, passed away Sunday morning (May 29, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following an extended illness.
Born in Hoboken, he was the son of James Harvey Altman and Endeka Griffin Altman. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, J.H. Altman, Aubrey Altman, Carrol Altman and Lamar Altman.
He was employed many years with Babcock and Wilcox and was also a farmer. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, and enjoyed spending time with his family, going to church and was always helping others.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Kathern Dowling Altman, of Hoboken; three daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Marshall Edgy, of Waynesville, Nancy and Bill Strickland, of Waycross, Jennifer and Dewayne Boatright, of Hoboken; six grandchildren and their spouses, Trampus and Rebecca Edgy, Candice and Matt Yawn, Lora and Ron Thornton, Rhea Able, Chelsi and Patrick Stieve, Hanna and Edward Stephens; nine great-grandchildren, Dusty and Deanne Woods, Allie Woods, Colt Yawn, Hunter Yawn, Chevi and Jennifer Middleton, George Middleton, Garett Able, Bentley Stieve, and Raegan Stephens; three great-great-grandchildren, Palmer Woods, Presley Woods and Elsie Middleton; his brother, Ellis Altman, of Hoboken; his sister, Mary Louise Dowling, of Hazelhurst; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be held this evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. James Conner and the Rev. Tim Rowell officiating.
Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Church Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at fryefh.com
Harriet H. Sanz
Harriet H. Sanz, 83, died Monday morning (May 30, 2016) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House following a short illness.
She was born in Tampa, Fla., but lived in multiple locations between there and Waycross over the years with her husband who was employed with the railroad. She was a homemaker most of her life.
She was a daughter of the late Archie Harry Jones and Hazel Agnes Thomas Jones.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Sanz, of Waycross; four sons, Charles Sanz (Sandra), of Venice, Fla., Terry Sanz (Denice), of Fitzgerald, Rick Sanz (Patti), of Waycross, Troy Sanz (Amy), of Bartow, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Norris Jones (Faye), of Blackshear, and Nolan Jones (Debbie), of Dover, Fla.
Deborah Jean Watson
FARGO — Deborah Jean Tucker Watson, 60, passed away, suddenly Sunday (May 29, 2016) at UF Health, Jacksonville, Fla.
She was born Nov. 3, 1955 in Homerville to the late James Eddie Tucker and Clyde Pittman Tucker. She was a homemaker, member of the Fargo Church of God and president of the Ladies Ministries. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Cameron Corbitt, and one sister, Joyce Elaine Spikes.
Survivors are her husband, David Watson, of Fargo; two daughters and sons-in-law, Bridgett and Jim Colley, of Homerville, and Beverly “Sissy” and Anthony Hayes, of Fargo; one son and daughter-in-law, Benjamin and Marissa Watson, of Waycross; 12 grandchildren, Brooklyn (Dustin) Burch, K.J. Infinger (Carlie Trejo), Craig (Brooke) Colley, Marla (Jerome) Riley, Danny “Bubba” Corbitt, Avery Hayes, Bryce Smith, Hunter Watson, Brandon Watson, Jaylin Watson and Caide Watson; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret Baker, Barbara Corbitt and Fannie Faye Graddy, all of Fargo; four brothers, Eddie Tucker and Leon Tucker, both of Fargo, Jimmy Tucker, of Statenville, and Oliver Tucker, of Homerville; a number of nieces and nephews; and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Fargo Church of God.
Interment will be in the Fargo Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at the funeral home.
Condolences may be conveyed at the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Fredree ‘Freda’ Taylor
Fredree “Freda” Taylor, 83, died peacefully on Sunday (May 29, 2016) at her home on Lake Sinclair after an extended illness.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Stephens Episcopal Church with Father David Probst officiating.
She was born in Molena, Ga., graduated from Waycross High School and later as a registered nurse from Georgia Baptist Hospital.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, phenomenal cook, avid reader, dedicated friend and member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Milledgeville. She will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gus L. and Grace Jameson Stribling, her sister, Dorothy Youmans, and brother-in-law, Clint Youmans, and her nephew, Dave Youmans.
She is survived by her husband, Phillip Taylor; daughter, Andrea Jones (Frankie); son, Troy Taylor; grandchildren, Anna and Phil Jones; and nephew, Alan Youmans (Helen).
She also leaves behind a number of other loving relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that she be remembered fondly and in prayers by those who knew and loved her.
To express tributes, visit www.mooresfuneralhome.com
Moores Funeral Home and Crematory, of Milledgeville, has charge of arrangements.
John Cary Drury
HORTENSE — John Cary Drury, 70, of Hortense, passed away Thursday evening (May 26, 2016) at Bayview Nursing Home in Nahunta after an extended illness.
Born in Waynesville, he was the son of Calvin Preston and Ivey Estelle Flowers Drury. He is also preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew James Griffin, a brother, James C. Drury, and two sisters, Delorese Phillips and Mary Drury.
He was a heavy equipment operator for Brunswick Pulp and served in the United States Army in Vietnam and Cuchi. He was a member of Trinity Church of the Nazarene and loved fishing and hunting.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Drury, of Hortense; a son, Anthony John Drury, of Hortense; a daughter, Donna Drury Griffin (fiancé, Chris Hardy), of Nahunta; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Alfred M. Drury, of Brookman, Wilmer F. and Joan Drury and Perry P. and Judy Drury, all of Hortense; a sister, Elaine Knight, of Ludowici; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation was held Sunday evening at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
A funeral was held Monday morning at 10 o’clock at the chapel of Frye Funeral Home with the Rev. Hinton Johnson and the Rev. Tim Hickox officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Waynesville will military honors.
Pallbearers were Thomas Drury, Chris Drury, Curtis Drury, Junior Drury, Marcus Drury and Paul Knight.
Arrangements were with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.fryefh.com
Lucille Jordan Davis
A funeral for Lucille Jordan Davis took place Sunday afternoon at Haywood Baptist Church with the Rev. Donnie Tuten officiating.
Burial was in Hephzibah Cemetery.
Serving as active pallbearers were Brian Davis, Andy Bennett Jr., Scott Davis, Corey Davis, Dustin Lindsay and Pat Lindsay.
Honorary pallbearers were the Senior Adult Sunday School Class and the Dixie Union Homemakers Club.
Arrangements were with Music Funeral Home.
Jasper Raymond Dixon
A graveside service for Jasper Raymond Dixon, 66, of Blackshear, took place Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Ramah Cemetery with the Rev. Ronnie Saylor officiating and Austin Moore singing “It Is Well With My Soul.”
Serving as honorary pallbearers were Kevin Moore, Kyle Moore, Aaron Moore, Danny Howell, Ken Mullis, Kevin Finnerty, Wayne Carter and Adam Craft.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.
Rebecca Sue Barfield
A graveside service for Rebecca Sue Barfield was held Saturday morning at Oakland Cemetery with Father John Cummings officiating.
Pallbearers were Dr. Robert Lykens, Dave Callaway, Doyle Rittenhouse, Jimmy Carswell, Jim Harley and Edwin Herrin.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.