Robert Fulton Morgan
Robert Fulton Morgan, 74, of Waycross, died Saturday afternoon (May 2, 2015) at Satilla Care Center in Waycross after an extended illness.
He was born in Waycross to the late Wesley Morgan and Ruth Harris Morgan and resided between Waycross and Folkston his whole life. He worked in the pulpwood industry and loved to scrap metal and aluminum on the weekends. He was a former member of Pineview Baptist Church and loved hunting and fishing whenever he could find some free time.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Virtynell Whitaker Morgan, a daughter, Judith Diane Fuller, a son, Timothy Eugene Morgan, and a brother, William Morgan.
He is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Music (husband, Larry), of Waycross; a son, Craig “Porkchop” Morgan (wife, Belinda), of Waycross; three grandchildren, Alvin Fuller Jr. (wife, Amy), of Waycross, Brandy Hewett, of North Carolina, Rachel Hewett, of Waycross; six great-grandchildren, Harley Fuller, Haley Fuller, Gracie Fuller, Austin Shamlin, Angel Justice, Layla Justice; three brothers, Russell Morgan (wife, Ernestine), of Folkston, Wesley Morgan (wife, Lou), of Folkston, Walter Morgan (wife, Glenda), of Kingsland; three sisters, Sarah Ann Morgan, of Folkston, Josephine Robbins (husband, Clinton), of Athens, Willow Ruth (husband, Jerry), of Boulogne, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held Thursday at 12 p.m. in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will begin receiving friends at 11 a.m. at Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in Waresboro Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rev. Eldridge Willis
The Rev. Eldridge Willis, 89, of Brunswick, passed away Friday (May 1, 2015) at Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick Campus.
He was known to friends and family as “Skee.” He was born May 15, 1925 to Samuel Miller Willis and Sadie Lee Hudson Willis in Emanuel County.
He was instrumental in mentoring many young couples and men in the ministry while pastoring churches in Florida and Georgia for more than 30 years. He also served as an evangelist, pastor, bishop and district overseer. He was involved in the organization and building of the Church of God of Prophecy in Montezuma, St. Marys and new building for Brunswick.
He attended and graduated from the Bible Training Institute in Cleveland, Tenn. While pastoring, he had a passion for bringing God’s Word alive as he led tours to Israel and the Holy Land. In addition to pastoring, he was a savvy building contractor in Ware and Pierce counties.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Cleo Pittman Willis, his father, Samuel Miller Willis, his mother, Sadie Lee Hudson Willis, four brothers, Maxie Willis, Ivy Willis, Miller Eugene “Gene” Willis and Samuel Miller Willis Jr.; two sisters, Cassie May Willis, Ida Fay Willis; and one step-daughter, Ellen Chafin.
He is survived by his second wife, Irene Highsmith Willis; his three children, Cynthia (Cindy), Samuel Eldridge (Linda), Sylvia (Charles); three step-daughters, Bunny Cover, Susan Wiggins and Pam Taylor; and one step-son, Colin Gray; one sister, Sadie Virginia Willis; and eight grandchildren, Pamela L. Williams (Marcie), Becky R. Smith (Tommy), Kimberly L. Gramling (Daryl), Shane J. Dowling (Brittany), Levi A. Willis (Jessica), Brandon J. Dowling, Christian S. Willis ( Christy) and Grayson S. Willis; 12 great-grandchildren, Katherine L. and Daniel W. Gramling, Taylor R. and Noah Smith, Elie J. and Ariana J. Dowling, Lui and Jia Willis, Natalie G., Zane J. and Rayden J. Dowling and Christiana Willis.
The family will receive friends at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m.
The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Edo Miller and Sons’ chapel. The Rev. Lanis Lewis and the Rev. Keith Burch will officiate the service.
Burial will immediately follow the service at Chapel Park Cemetery in Brunswick.
Pallbearers will be Shane J. Dowling, Brandon J. Dowling, Levi A. Willis, Christian S. Willis and Daniel W. Gramling.
Arrangements are under the direction of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.edomillerandsons.com

Kathryn Winters
Kathryn Johnson King Winters, 82, of Blackshear, died Monday afternoon (May 4, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following a sudden illness.
She was a native of the Forks of the Hurricane community of Ware County but made her home in Blackshear since 1992. She was the daughter of the late Purdom L. Johnson and Maggie Lynn Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, John Marvin King Jr., brothers, Bill Johnson, Lynwood Johnson and Larry Johnson, and a step-son, Byron “Sonny” Winters Jr.
She was educated in the Waycross School System and was a 1950 graduate of Waycross High School. She retired in 1992 as a service representative with Qwest Communications after 20 years of service. She later became a massage therapist in Blackshear in 1992 and worked until retiring in 2009. She also formerly worked with the Cloister on Sea Island and Headliners Boutique of Waycross.
Survivors include her husband, Byron R. Winters Sr., of Blackshear; three sons, John K. King (wife, Lorraine), of Blackshear, James David King (Shelly), of Waycross, and Jeffrey R. King (fiancee, Theresa DeRita), of St. Augustine, Fla.; a step-son, Charles Winters, of Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren, James D. King (wife, Jody), of Aurora, Colo., Jared D. King, of Napierville, Ill., Jase D. King, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Destiny King, of Westminster, Colo., Kathryn King Cox (husband, Johnny), of East Palatka, Fla., and Angila Prom, of Waycross; five great-grandchildren, Zoe Duke, Violet Duke, Jasmine Grammer, Peyton Compton and Arianna Compton; three sisters, Wanda Fowler Dibiase, of Waycross, Diane Ellis (husband, Bobby), of Brunswick, and Donna Tinnermon, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Southeast Cancer Unit, 401 Pendleton St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.
The family will receive friends at the Winters home, 346 Keller St., Blackshear, at noon Thursday.
A memorial service will follow later Thursday at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery in Pierce County.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Edward D. Murphy Sr.
Edward Daniel Murphy Sr., 75, of Blackshear, passed away Friday afternoon (May 1, 2015) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House following an illness.
A native and lifelong resident of Pierce County, he was born May 26, 1939, to the late Herman Hendry and Sarah Elminor Drose Murphy. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, and was retired from Georgia Pacific, formerly Gilman Paper Products, after 40 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, H.J. Murphy.
Survivors include his wife, Willa Jean Byrd Murphy, of Blackshear; two sons, Danny Murphy (wife, Sherri), of Blackshear, and Craig Murphy, of Blackshear; a sister-in-law, Geneva Murphy, of Waycross; four grandchildren, Sarah Murphy, Kalie Minchew (husband, Devin), Julie Murphy and Abby Murphy; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Satilla Hospice House, 811 Beacon St., Waycross, Ga. 31503.
The family will have a memorial service at a later date.
Memorialization is by cremation.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia H. Miller
Patricia Maureen Hunter Miller, 77, died Monday morning (May 4, 2015) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House Satilla after an extended illness.
She was a native of Columbus, Ohio, but resided in Waycross since 1974 where she was very active and involved in WACT. She graduated from Bowling-Green University with a K5 bachelor degree. In 1974, she was the first kindergarten teacher in the Ware County School System. In 1993 she retired from Ware County School System after 25 years of teaching.
Her live was dedicated to children. Through the years, she was heavily involved in children’s ministries in the churches she attended.
She was the daughter of the late Charles Edward Hunter and Margaret Olive Swinning Hunter. She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Cassie Batten, and one sister, Peggy Slater.
Survivors include her husband, Henry Burr Miller, of Waycross; three sons, Clay Burr Miller (wife, Karen), of Evans, James Laurence “Jay” Miller (wife, Erin), of St. Marys, and David Franklin Miller, of Ft. Collins, Colo.; one daughter, Patricia “Patti” Batten (husband, Dewayne), of Waycross; eight grandchildren, Jake Miller, Jason Miller, Kailey Newsome, Cameron Miller, Caleb Miller, Christopher Miller, Taylor Kicklighter and Holli Batten; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Phyllis Sanford (husband, Norm); two brothers, Richard Pletcher and David Pletcher; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Second Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the Miller home, 4275 Driggers Road, Waycross.
Memorialization is by cremation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501, or Second Baptist Church, 301 Tomberlin Road, Waycross, Ga. 31503.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Johnathan D. Rogers
Johnathan Dewayne Rogers, 38, of Waycross, passed away Tuesday morning (April 28, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System following a sudden illness.
Born Aug. 5, 1976, in Perry, he lived most of his life in Pierce County. He worked several years with the Brantley Roofing Company.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony Dale Rogers.
Survivors include his daughter, Kayla Rogers, of Waycross; and his step-mother, Jeanette Branch Rogers, of Blackshear; and numerous other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o’clock Thursday evening at the funeral home.
There will be no service.
Memorialization was by cremation.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.

Patricia Dianne Scott
A funeral for Patricia Dianne Scott was held Monday morning at Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ricky Knox and the Rev. Randy Wainwright officiating.
Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Donnie Myers, Matt Smart, Clint Henderson and Alberto Vela.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.