Janice Wells Karlbom
Janice Wells Karlbom, 78, of Waycross, died Tuesday (May 3, 2016) at her residence after a brief illness.
She was born in Screven to Thomas Watson Wells and Effie Royal Wells. She made her home in Waycross for the past 20 years. She worked as office manager for Dr. Roger K. Russell in Pearson for many years.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Waycross.
She was a sports enthusiast who was very athletic growing up and an outstanding basketball player. In her later years she loved watching her grandchildren play whatever sports they were involved in.
She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Watson Wells, her husband, David O. Karlbom, her son, Dävid Karlbom, and a sister, Latricia Gingerick.
She is survived by a son, Robert Hinson (wife, Diane), of Blountstown, Fla.; a daughter, Nancy S. Crews (husband, Walter), of Screven; six grandchildren, Graham Tyre (wife, Dana), Kristy Hogan (husband, Lee), Jeremy Hinson (wife, Kristy), Dylan Hickox (wife, Haley), Sarah Karlbom, Summer Vaughn (husband, Billy); 10 great-grandchildren; her mother, Effie R. Gamble, of Screven; two sisters, Carolyn Wells Mason, of Beaufort, S.C., Lanora Wells Taliaferro, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A graveside service will be held 12 p.m. Friday at Homeland Cemetery in Folkston.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 at Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Artice Mae Johnson
The homegoing celebration for Artice Mae Wilson Johnson will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Peters Baptist Church, 300 Fireman St., Waycross.
Burial and committal service will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The body will lie in repose at the church from 10 a.m. until the service hour.
The cortege will assemble at the family residence, 321 Glass St., Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 6 until 8 p.m.
Artice Mae Wilson Johnson, 83, passed away at her residence on Friday (April 29, 2016) after an extended illness.
A lifelong resident of Waycross, she was born May 10, 1932 to the late Richard and Cornelia Wilson. She was a graduate of Center High School, class of 1952, and a retiree of Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. She was a faithful member of St. Peters Missionary Baptist Church where she served as president of the usher board, a deaconess, mission circle and a member of the Mothers Board.
Her hobbies included plants and gardening, reading the word of God and striving to do His will. She was happiest when surrounded by her children, grandchildren and other family members. She had a passion for traveling and shopping.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Algier Lee Johnson Sr., her parents, her father and mother-in-law, Joe and Lucille Johnson Sr., two sisters, Verndell Brown and Myrtice Bellamy, one brother, Alton Wilson, and one son-in-law, Taylor Harris Jr.
She is survived by two daughters, Selena M. Harris, of Waycross, and Tanya E. O’Neal (husband, Michael), of Macon; one son, Algier Lee Johnson Jr. (wife, Rosetta), of Macon; three grandchildren, Michael O’Neal III, of Atlanta, Keisha McDowell (husband, Trey), of Macon, and LaTanya Johnson, of Knoxville, Tenn.; three sisters, Vivian Pierce, of Waycross, Thewana Parrish, of Portsmouth, Va., and Terrie McGauley (husband, Marion), of Blackshear; one brother, Clinton Wilson (wife, Mopsy), of Savannah; four brothers-in-law, Perry Bellamy and Elijah Brown, both of Waycross, Booker T. Daniels (wife, Faye), of Tallahassee, Fla., and Joe Johnson Jr., of Waycross; one sister-in-law, Josephine T. Dumas (husband, Lamar), of Griffin; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and loving friends.
Sympathy maybe expressed by signing the online guest book at www.perrybrothersfuneralhome.com
Professional services are entrusted to Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.
Doris Crews McQuaig
Doris Crews McQuaig, 97, died Wednesday morning (May 4, 2016) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities following an extended illness.
She was born on Cow House Island in the Okefenokee Swamp and was a life-long resident of Ware County. She was the wife of the late John Beland “J.B.” McQuaig, and daughter of the late Jesse Crews and Cora Aldridge Crews. She was also preceded in death by a son, Norwood Beland “Woody” McQuaig Sr. and his wife, Nellene Thomas McQuaig, a daughter, Christine Hurst, sisters, Maude and Nell, and brothers, Donald, Levis and Flois.
She was of the Christian faith. Her life was always centered on her children and she always made sure to tell family members that she loved them anytime they were parting company. She was talented in many areas ranging from cooking, gardening, crocheting, making crafts or even carpentry needs around the house.
Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Hamilton (husband, Lenwood), of Blackshear; two sons, Donnie McQuaig (wife, Emily), of Blackshear, and Kenny McQuaig (wife, Gail), of Waycross; a son-in-law, Marvin Hurst, of Waycross; 11 grandchildren, Jan Edmundson (husband, Barry), of Alma, Tammy Benchoff (husband, Robert), of Waycross, Buddy McQuaig (wife, Carrie), of Blackshear, Tim Hurst, of Waycross, Michael Hurst (wife, Khrista), of Waycross, Shannon McQuaig (wife, Lillie) of Evans, Kelly McQuaig, of Floyd, Va., Richard Blythe (wife, Beth), of Blackshear, Page Hurst, of Tampa, Fla., Amy Bennett, of Blackshear, and Brian McQuaig, of Canton; 19 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mildred Dasher, of Lake Park; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church of Blackshear, 670 Main St., Blackshear, Ga. 31516, to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1005 Church St., Waycross, Ga. 31501 or to a favorite charity.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 10 until 11 Saturday morning at Music Funeral Home.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Victory Methodist Church Cemetery of Manor.
The family will receive friends at the home of Lenwood and Phyllis Hamilton, 1228 Lakeview Drive, Blackshear.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Billy Quentin Futch
Billy Quentin Futch, 83, of Alma, died Tuesday (May 3, 2016) at his residence after a short illness.
He was a native of Coffee County but lived in Alma most of his life. He was the son of the late Rufus Edgar “Dock” and Kennie Tanner Futch. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Edgar “Buster” Futch Sr., two brothers-in-law, W. E. Henriott Sr. and Jimmy C. Henriott, and one sister-in-law, Marie Wilcox Futch. He was a member of Alma United Methodist Church, The American Legion and the VFW, and was a master farmer.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Ruth Henriott Futch; two daughters, Margaret Futch Smith (Gene), of Alma, and Marla Futch Wiggins (Kirk), of Augusta; sister in-law, Myra H. Henriott, of Vidalia; four grandchildren, Patrick Eugene Smith, of Athens, Margaret Katelyn “Katie” Smith, of Oxford, Miss., Phillip Austin Wiggins and Luke Alexander Wiggins, both of Augusta; nephews, Kenneth E. Futch Jr., of Alma, Earl and Van Henriott, of Vidalia; niece, Jana Marie Futch, of Alma; and several cousins.
The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m at Alma United Methodist Church with the Rev. Allen Hartsfield and the the Rev. Ronnie Howell officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 6 to 8 o’clock.
Active pallbearers will be Charles Douglas, Charles Carter, Rodney Mullis, Van A. Henriott, Earl Henriott, Gavin Vickers, David Pryor, Freddy Jackson, Neil White, Dr. James McQuaig Jr., Windal “Winky” Medders and Kenneth E. Futch Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Bacon County class of 1950, members of the VFW and members of the American Legion.
Crosby Funeral Home is in charge of all the arrangements.
James H. Lawrence Jr.
A funeral for James Hamilton “Jimmy” Lawrence Jr. was held Wednesday morning at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Proctor Chambless officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Sheppard Lawrence, Matthew Bellem, Jimmy Kellam, Taylor Hines, Brent Reid, Jake Conoly, Phillip Saussy, Brett Miller and Mike Porter.
Honorary pallbearers were the elders of First Presbyterian Church.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Janie Ruth H. Deen
A funeral for Janie Ruth Holland Deen was held Wednesday afternoon in the Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mark Williams and Dr. Felix Haynes officiating.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Paul Hayes, Steve Holland, Wade Holland, William Jeffers and Jack Murray.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.