Timmy Brown
The funeral for Timmy “Big Tim” Brown, 58, of Waycross, will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 417 Wilkerson St., Waycross.
Words of comfort will be delivered by the Rev. Walter Scott. The body will lie in state from 11 a.m. until the hour of service. The cortege will assemble at 1020 Congress St. at 12:15 p.m.
Visitation will be held at Rainge Memorial Chapel today from 6 until 7 p.m.
He was a native of Monticello but made his home in Waycross since the age of 21. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Brown. He was employed as a transporter with Comfort Inn Suites and also as a bagger with Harvey’s Grocery Store on Tebeau Street. He had also been employed with Steedley Produce, Waycross Coca-Cola Bottling Company, and Tapley Construction Company in the past. He attended Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and helped in the kitchen at different church functions.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 29 years, Wanda Faye Brown, of Waycross; three daughters, Matilda Cratic (Jerome), Catherine Walker (Adarryl), and LaQasheous Lee (friend, Clifford), all of Waycross; five sons, Zack Brown (Meikle), of Monticello, Tim Brown, Jeremy Brown, Jarvis Brown and Frederick Lee (friend, Subrina), all of Waycross; two god-children, Shonterricia Atkins (friend, Corey), of Waycross, and Antonnio Davis, of Atlanta; 12 grandchildren; close friends, Jennifer Lockett, Dominique Jackson, Francine Atkins, and Antionette Lewis, all of Waycross; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorialization is by cremation.
Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clifford A. Davis
Clifford A. Davis, 53, passed away on Monday (Nov. 21, 2016) at his residence after a brief illness.
The family is receiving friends at his home, 215 Spruce St., and at the home of his sister, Rosemary, Fullwood, 814 Senate St.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. and visitation will be today from 5 until 7 p.m.
Further arrangements will be announced by Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway.

Wilbert James Hamilton
Wilbert James Hamilton, 68, of Waycross, passed away Tuesday (Nov. 22, 2016) at Hospice Satilla after a short illness.
He was a native of Bacon County who lived in Waycross the past 47 years. He was the son of the late Wilbert J. “W.J.” Hamilton and Laverne Tuten Hamilton. He was also preceded in death by his twin brother, Dwight Hamilton, brothers Dwayne and Randall Hamilton, and a brother-in-law, Ronald Smith.
He served in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War and was employed with the Waycross Journal-Herald for 39 years.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Teresa Purcell Hamilton, of Waycross; two sons, Allen Hamilton (partner, Lonnie Beasley), of Waycross, and Randall Hamilton (Brandy), of Blackshear; one daughter, Tammy Hamilton (partner, Janet Williams), of Waycross; sister, Linda Hamilton Smith, of Waycross; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Crosby Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Hamilton, the Rev. Lamar Christie and the Rev. Kit Brinson officiating.
Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon today until the time of the funeral.
The family will be meeting at the home of Linda Smith, 1729 Calvin Road, Jamestown.
Crosby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Calista Ann Thomas
FARGO — Calista Ann Twisdale Thomas, 67, passed away Tuesday (Nov. 22, 2016) at her residence, following a brief illness.
She was born March 31, 1949 in Miami, Fla. to the late James Keating and Eilene Gurly Keating. She was the office manager for Superior Pine and was a member of the Fargo United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy “Bill” Thomas, and one brother, Norman Twisdale.
Survivors are two sons and daughters-in-law, Jamie and Maureen Thomas, of Peachtree City, and John and Diane Thomas, of Panama City Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Tristan Thomas, River Thomas, Violet Thomas, Calista Shea and Chris Holmes, Kyra Clark, Kacie Clark and Gary Clark; one great-grandchild, Brock Avery Thomas; four nieces and nephews, Eric Twisdale, Tim Twisdale, Debra Leavitt and Norm Twisdale Jr.; and a number of other relatives.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Fargo United Methodist Church, Fargo.
Interment will be in the Fargo Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sylvia J. Wilson
Sylvia J. Wilson, 53, died Tuesday (Nov. 22, 2016) in Chandler Hospital in Savannah after an illness.
Friends are being received at her mother’s residence, Carol Wilson, 1221 Thomas St.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Fluker funeral Home.

Jerry Hiett
Jerry Hiett, 84, of Blackshear, died Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 23, 2016) at Folkston Park in Folkston, following an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hart Funeral Home in Blackshear

Talmadge Metts
Talmadge Timothy “Timmy” “Rowdy” Metts, 57, of Bristol, passed away Sunday (Nov. 20, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
Born in Blackshear June 18, 1959, he lived in Appling County most of his life. On Jan. 24, 1998, Timmy was in an accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Knowing that his life was permanently changed he went through the normal range of emotions.
While in Atlanta at Shephard Hospital, he realized that there were people a lot worse off than he was and learned to make the most of the life he had. Between the unconditional love of his wife, family, friends and neighbors he was not only able to live a full life but a life with no regrets.
He found a different way to do things and do them he did. He farmed all of his life and was a past president of the Appling County Young Farmers. His passion was truck pulling and he was a member of Southern Pullers where he had also been a board member for many years. He attended Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his pet cat, Percy Cat Metts.
Survivors include devoted wife and best friend, Claudia Dixon Metts, of Bristol; his son, Dillon Metts, of Odum; his pet dog, Odie Metts; his parents, Talmadge and Wannie Boatright Metts, of Bristol; his brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Dianne Metts, of Bristol; a niece, Joni Metts; a nephew, Cody Metts; two great-nephews, Jaylan and Jaden; and several other relatives and friends.
The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Interment was in the Martha Memorial Cemetery.
Officiating was Rev. R.C. James. Interment was in the Martha Memorial Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Johnny Bowen, Charles Davis, Stan Harris, Danny Johnson, Richie Todd, Buddy Hutto, Roger Branch, and Russ Martin.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Southern Pullers and members of the Appling County Young Farmers.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that memorials be made to the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.

Della Willene Tuten
The funeral for Della Willene Davis Tuten, 72, was held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. Derwin Griffin. Interment was in the Bristol Cemetery.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Earl ‘Pete’ Taylor
A funeral for Earl “Pete” Taylor was held Wednesday afternoon at Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chester Chancey officiating.
Burial followed in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Gene Taylor, Alex Powell, Sammy Taylor, Shon Griffin, Roger Jones, Jacob Queen, Jedrick Taylor and Emory Cox.
Military honors were provided by the honor guard of Ft. Stewart Army Base.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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