David ‘Johnny’ Lee
David J. “Johnny” Lee, 82, died Tuesday (Nov. 1, 2016) evening at his residence following a short illness.
He was a native of Hoboken and lived most of his life there. He was the former manager at SCL Credit Union and Gilman Credit Union. He was the owner of Lawn Equipment Enterprises, Inc. and was currently serving on the board of directors of First Southern Bank.
He was a member and pastor at Rome Primitive Baptist Church and was a lifelong singer and lover of Sacred Harp music.
He was the son of the late Frank Thomas Lee and Martha Dixon Lee. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman Lee and John Thomas Lee Sr., two sisters, Mildred Hickox (husband, Billy) and Ruth Wainright; and a brother-in-law, James Douberly.
He is survived by his wife, Delorese Conner Lee; a son, David Lee (wife, Kathy), of Hoboken; four daughters, Delda Lee, of Conyers, Arlene Holloway (husband, Michael), of Birmingham, Ala., Sonya Lee, of Waycross, and Melinda Lee (fiancé, Michael Brooks), of Hoboken; 11 grandchildren, Bryant Lee (wife, Amy), Hannah Gunter (husband, Robert), Rachel Baxley (husband, Justin), Tatum Strickland, Brooks Strickland (wife, Jessica), Lindsey Morgan (husband, David), Trevor East (fiancée, Melissa Dupree), Kendra Strickland (fiancé, Travis Sanctuary), Dinah East, Logan Lee and Spencer Lee; nine great-grandchildren, Bailey, Audrey, Phillip, and Declan Lee, Holland Gunter, Gavin, Zane, and Madelyn Baxley, and Eliot Strickland; two brothers, Eddie Lee (wife, Juanita) and Billy Lee (wife, Barbara), both of Waycross; a sister, Anna Sue Douberly, of Thomasville; a brother-in-law, Wilson Wainright, of Nahunta; two sisters-in-law, Connie Lee, of Hoboken, and Adelyn Peacock Lee, of Waycross; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in High Bluff Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at Music Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501 or the USO, Department WS, P.O. Box 96860, Washington, D.C. 20090-6860.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A celebration of life for Annierea Vanover Williams, 68, will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Faith of God Holiness Church, 1509 Louisiana Ave., with the church pastor, Bishop Larry Atkinson, offering words of comfort.
Interment will be in Barnar Memorial Cemetery.
The body will lie in repose at the church Friday from 9:30 a.m. to the hour of service.
Visitation will be held today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fluker Funeral Home, 985 Ossie Davis Parkway.
Friends are being received at 610 Crescent St.
She was born Dec. 22, 1947 in Waycross to the late Ethel Vanover Wright and James Synagogue. She received her formal education from the Waycross Public School System.
“Ms. Ann,” as she was affectionately known by many, accepted Christ as her personal Savior and was a faithful member of Faith of God Holiness Church where she served for numerous years as a choir member and working with the youth. As a mother of the church, she was active until her health began to fall.
She drove a school bus for 16 years in the Ware County School System. Every student knew she meant business when the doors opened, but also knew each time those doors opened it was always done with love and concern.
She departed this life Wednesday (Oct. 26, 2016). In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Doris L. Wright, whom she cared for many years.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Harrison Williams; her children, Nina Cobb, Tammy Murphy, Gerald Cobb Sr.; a sister, Barbara Bridges (Rufus); surviving sisters and brothers from Florida, Polly, Annette, Robin, Willie James, James and Ronald; a granddaughter, Anna Cobb (husband, Allen, and children, Dequan, Dontuel, Kierra), who was like a daughter; many loving grandchildren, Brandon Young (children Morgan, Bailey, Brandon), Belinda, Tieshara Breevoort (husband, David), Melzella Grant, Gerald III, Travis Cobb, Tae Tae Cobb; three special people, aunt, Corethea, aunt, Hattiemae, and cousin, Wanda Carter, who would check in on everyone; a host of cousins from Florida; two best friends, Melzella Marcus and Sharon Elmore; other relatives and friends.
She will be missed by many and in her own words, she would say “keep praying.”
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.
Joshua H. Calhoun
A celebration of life service for Joshua Howard Calhoun Sr., 84, of Homerville, will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Prayer Garden Church of God In Christ, 711 W. Plant Ave., in Homerville, with the church pastor, Elder Alonzo Miller, offering words of comfort.
Howard, as he was affectionately known, was born Dec. 2, 1931 in Uvalda to the late Davis Calhoun and Janie Estella Brady Calhoun.
He lived in Homerville most of his life where he retired from the City of Homerville Public Works Department.
God called him from his earthly home to his heavenly home on Monday (Oct. 31, 2016). In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Calhoun and 14 siblings
Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 63 years, Mary Lee Calhoun; two sons, Joshua Howard Calhoun Jr. (Tonya) and David Calhoun, both of Homerville; four daughters, Martha Ingram, of Homerville, Becky Bryant, of Canton, Naomi Mathis (Jimmy), of Homerville, and Dorothy Elaine Huff, of Augusta; sisters-in-law, Martha Kinlaw, Janice Roberts, Rebecca Jackson (Jerry), Rachel Jackson (John), Priscilla Townsend (John), all of Homerville; brothers-in-law, Elder John Lee (Lucy), of Moultrie, and James Lee, of Homerville; 14 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Friends are being received at the Calhoun residence, 618 West Forest Ave., Homerville.
Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fluker Funeral Home, 15 Robinson St., Homerville.
Interment will be in Pine Forest Cemetery.
Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.
HOMERVILLE — C.J. Higgs, 69, passed away Wednesday (Nov. 2, 2016) in the South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta, following a brief illness.
He was born July 3, 1947, in Waycross, to the late Pearlie Mae Johns Higgs and Melvin Ben Higgs. He worked as a machinist for BWay. He was a member of the Indian Mound Baptist Church and was preceded in death by two sons, Wesley Higgs and Carl Alton Stalvey.
Survivors other than his father are his wife, Margaret Rigdon Higgs, Homerville; two daughters, Shannon Trusdell and Kristen Higgs, Waycross; one step-daughter, Sandra Denmark, Homerville; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandra Faye and Travis Ursrey, Janet and Lawrence Tindell and Melvine and Donald Stevens, all of Axson; one brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Annette Higgs, Axson; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Indian Mound Baptist Church.
Interment will be in the Indian Mound Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 to 8 at Indian Mound Baptist Church.
Condolences may be conveyed at the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
A memorial service for Patricia Hull, 59, was held Wednesday evening at the Music Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Eric McClellan officiating.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.