Betty R. Garner
Betty Royals Garner, 77, of Alma, died Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 3, 2015) at her niece’s residence in Blackshear after an extended illness.
She was born in Axson, to the late W.M. and Viola Leavens Royals. She attended school in Nicholls, and lived most of her life in Auburndale, Fla., where she owned and operated B.J. Ceramics for many years and in 2005 Mr. and Mrs. Garner moved to Alma.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three sisters, Alene Royals, Rebecca Mouro and Inez Bynum, four brothers, Bill Royals, Dan Royals, Frank Royals and Luther Royals.
Survivors include her husband, Hubert Garner, of Alma; one step-son, Steve Garner, of Alma; five grandchildren; four sisters, Susie Rosser, of Lawrenceville, Jeanette Vickers, of Lakeland, Fla., Rosa McPhail, of Lake City, Fla., and Ruby Cliett, of Thomasville; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Carver Baptist Church Cemetery near Douglas.
The family will receive friends Friday afternoon from 1 until 2 o’clock at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
BLACKSHEAR — Mildred Youmans, 91, of Blackshear, passed away Wednesday (Nov. 4, 2015) at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.
Jacqueline L. Taylor
Jacqueline L. Taylor, 31, of Waycross, died Tuesday evening (Nov. 3, 2015) in an automobile accident in Pierce County.
Friends are being received at the home of her parents, Ernest and Alenia Pharmes, 1315 Blackwell St.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.
Malcolm “Mack” Tomlin, 90, died Tuesday morning (Nov. 3, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross, following a brief illness.
He was a native of Pierce County, but lived most of his adult life in Dade County, Fla., where he worked in the construction industry until he retired. He later moved back to Pierce County, where he participated in activities with the Pierce County Senior Citizen group.
He also love to play the scratch-off games and walking. He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Ardella Cobbs-Tomlin. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife Loraine Tomlin, two sisters, four brothers, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He leaves to mourn his passing, six children, James and Nataline Edwards, Shirley Smith, Dr. Malcolm and Patricia Tomlin, ViDella McCray, Thomas Tomlin, and Claudette and Joseph Irvine; two sisters, Etta Mae Eaddy and Bertha Bacon; 28 grandchildren; 84 great-grandchildren; 77 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and sorrowing friends.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.
The cortege will assemble at the residence, 5413 Marshall Drive, at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the chapel of Rainge Memorial Funeral Home, with his son, Dr. Malcolm E. Tomblin, of Goulds Church of Christ, Miami, Fla., offering words of comfort.
Arrangements are with Rainge Memorial Funeral Home of Blackshear.