Clifford A. Davis
Clifford A. Davis, 53, passed away on Monday (Nov. 21, 2016) at his residence after a brief illness.
A celebration of life service for Clifford A. Davis will be held today at 11 a.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church, 4298 Glenmore Road, Waycross, where the Rev. Darrell McElroy is pastor and will be the eulogist. Burial and committal service will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The body will lie in repose in the church from 9:30 a.m. until the service hour.
The cortege will assemble at the home of his sister, 814 Senate St., at 10 a.m.
The family will receive friends at the residence, 215 Senate St., and the home of his sister and brother-in-law, 814 Senate St.
Affectionately known as “Peezy,” he was born Jan. 27, 1963 in Glenmore, to the late Johnny Lee Davis Sr. and Jewel White Davis. He was the youngest of 10 children, six siblings preceded him in death. He was a member of Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He was employed at Peagler Timber Company for 23 years or more, was a hard worker, kind hearted and would give you the shirt off his back.
On Monday morning (Nov. 21, 2016), he transitioned from his earthly home to his heavenly home surrounded by his loved ones.
He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted fiancee’, Courtney Aguilar; two daughters, Leeanndra Members and Jewel Davis; two sons, Corey and Christopher Aguilar, all of Waycross; a future mother-in-law, Debra Strickland; four children, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jaliah and Aniyah; two sisters, Alice Mae Davis and Rose Mary Fullwood (William), both of Waycross; two brothers, Johnny L. Davis, of Waycross, and the Rev. James G. Davis (Glenda), of Columbus; two sisters-in-law, Lois White and Eutha Davis, of Cocoa, Fla.; one brother-in-law, Floyd Bolds; a special niece, Stephanie Fullwood; and a special nephew, William A. “P-nut” Fullwood Jr.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and sorrowing friends.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online guestbook at www.perrybrothersfuneralhome.com
Funeral arrangements are to Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.
Claude Ronald Alton
Claude Ronald Alton, 81, of Blackshear, passed away Tuesday (Nov. 22, 2016) at his son’s home in Alabaster, Ala., following a stroke.
He leaves his wife of 54 years, Marilyn (Moore) Alton; sons, Ron (wife, Heather) Alton, of Jacksonville, Fla., Drew Alton, of Dallas, Texas, Mark (wife, Krista) Alton, of Alabaster, Ala., Michael Alton, of Dallas, Texas; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Born Sept. 3, 1935 and raised in Macon, he was the son of Claude William and Lucille Joiner Alton. He lived and worked in many places before settling down for retirement in Blackshear.
After graduating from high school in 1953, he joined the U.S. Navy, rising to the rank of Petty Officer First Class while serving aboard the USS Shangri-La.
After serving in the Navy, he attended Middle Georgia College in Cochran, earning an associate of science degree. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering and began work as a cost accountant at Monsanto Chemical Company in St. Louis, Mo.
He later moved to Palatka, Fla., to train in the computer field while working for Hudson Pulp and Paper Corporation. While living in Palatka, he also earned his masters degree in business administration (MBA) from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla.
He met Marilyn Moore while working at Universal C.I.T Credit Corp. in Waycross, and they were later married in the Blackshear Presbyterian Church in 1962.
While his boys were growing up he spent time as a Grapefruit League baseball and Little League baseball coach.
He fancied himself a handy-man, spending his retirement years working at the Lowes Home Improvement store in Waycross, helping others overcome minor home repair emergencies.
Memorialization is by cremation by Birmingham Cremation Center with a memorial service to be held at a later date.
Carol Arney Wildes
A graveside service for Carol Arney Wildes was held Friday morning at Greenlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Thrift officiating.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Joseph ‘J.T.’ Crosby
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Joseph Thomas “J.T.” Crosby, 86, was held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at New Home Primitive Baptist Church.
Officiating was Elder Revis Hickox.
Pallbearers were Shawn Crosby, J.T. Crosby, Matt Bennett, Corey Crosby, Ryan Crosby, Blake Hall and Dean Davis.
Interment was in the New Home Cemetery.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.