Mildred Youmans
BLACKSHEAR — Mildred Youmans, 91, of Blackshear, passed away Wednesday (Nov. 4, 2015) at her residence following a long illness of asthma and breast cancer.
She was born in Pierce County May 20, 1924 to the late James A. “Jim” and Delilia Solomon Youmans. She lived all of her life in Pierce County.
She was a graduate of Blackshear High School class of 1942 and the Perry Business School in Brunswick. She worked at Pierce Shoe (Bamboo) Manufacturing Company, owned and operated General Office Supply, served as Justice of the Peace for 12 years and retired as judge of the Probate Court.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Blackshear and the Alert Sunday School Class. She also loved Youmans Chapel Baptist Church and attended often. She was also a former member of the Blackshear Exchange Club.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy J. Strickland, her sister, Evelyn Youmans Wainwright, and both of her brothers, Tracy Lankford Youmans and George Henry Youmans.
Surviving are two first cousins, Addie Jo Solomon Courson, of Coffee County, and Louise Youmans Short, of Texas; two nephews, Dewayne Youmans and Darrell Youmans, both of Kentucky; and several other relatives and friends.
The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in the Waters Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Anna Marie Dikin
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —Anna Marie Clark Dikin, 74, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away Tuesday morning (Nov. 3, 2015) at the Park Ridge Nursing Center in Jacksonville.
Born in Brunswick Dec. 19, 1940, she lived in Patterson in the 1970s and 1980s but had been residing in Jacksonville, Fla. for the last five years. She was a homemaker and loved roses and animals.
She was a daughter of the late William Brantley and Exie Lee James Clark. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Michael Joseph Dikin, and by three brothers, Dean Clark, Ed Clark and Harris Clark.
Survivors include two sons, Robert E. Dikin, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Rodney G. Dikin, of Nokomis, Fla.; two sisters, Elaine Thornton, of the Walkerville Community, and Wanda Blalock, of Blackshear; a brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Jean Clark, of Bristol; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Interment will be in the Patterson Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Marvin D. Smith
HOMERVILLE — The Rev. Marvin Daniel Smith, 84, passed away Wednesday (Nov. 4, 2015) at Baptist Village, Waycross, surrounded by his loving family, following an extended illness.
He was born June 21, 1931, in Homerville, to the late Leonard Moultrie Smith and Gracie Lee Booth Smith. He owned and operated Marvin Smith Grocery for many years and was a member of Homerville First Baptist Church.
He was an ordained Baptist minister for more than 60 years. He pastored Pineland Baptist Church, Bethel Baptist Church, Hickox Baptist Church, New Union Baptist Church, Emerson Park Baptist Church, Liberty Baptist Church, Sardis Baptist Church and Edith Baptist Church.
He preached and ran revivals in more than 100 churches in south Georgia. He was a past member of the Alapaha Soil and Water Conservation Board, the HUD Board, Baptist Ministers Association and the Homerville Exchange Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Marjorie Crews Smith, one brother: Lamar Smith, and two sisters, Alma Lee Smith and Latricia Millirons.
Survivors are two sons and daughters-in-law, Lee M. and Karen Smith, of Valdosta, and Kenneth and Abigail Smith, of Homerville; one sister-in-law, Clara Smith Harper, of Homerville; one brother-in-law, Carlos Crews, of Lake City, Fla.; five grandchildren, Jared A. Smith, Hailee and Colby Yates, Angela G. Smith, Justin (Katie) Smith and Zachary Smith; three great-grandchildren, Braylon Hicks, Mary Kate Smith and Brody Smith; one aunt, Alma Smith Hinson, of Homerville; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Homerville First Baptist Church.
Interment will be in the Pine Forest Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 at First Baptist Church in Homerville.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jeanette Cobb Selph
Jeanette Cobb Selph, 73, died Thursday (Nov. 5, 2015) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House following an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

Ida M. Tiller
HOMERVILLE — Ida M. Tiller, 91, passed away Sunday (Nov. 1, 2015) in the Waycross Health and Rehabilitation Center, Waycross, surrounded by her loving family, following an extended illness.
She was born Sept. 18, 1924, in McIntosh County, to the late Ed West and Diannah Boyd West. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband John Tiller Sr., two brothers, Joe West and George Boyd, two sisters, Eddie Lee Dumas and Carrie Hardee.
Survivors are one daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Smiley Wells, of Homerville; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Barbara Tiller Jr., of DuPont, and Karry and Kelli Tiller, of Homerville; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Francina and Sam Patterson, of Waycross, Delia and Norman Williams, of Homerville, and Daisy Favors, of Pearson; one brother, Joe Cooper, of Miami, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Bertha West, of Homerville; one brother-in-law, Willie Hardee, of Homerville; 14 grandchildren, Von Wells, Tony Tiller, Crystal Tiller, Santez Tiller, Danielle Gainy, Karry Tiller Jr., Marinda Jones, Jeremy Troy, Jasmine Nelson, Jashae Nelson, Jacoba Nelson, Jakerra Nelson, Lamar Williams and Jaoliyah Nelson; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Lighthouse Assembly of God.
Interment will be in the Duncan Cemetery in Atkinson County.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 until 3 p.m. at Lighthouse Assembly of God.
Sympathy may be offered at the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lisa Marie Crews
NAHUNTA — Lisa Marie Smith Crews, 31, of Nahunta, died suddenly Saturday night (Oct. 31, 2015) at her residence.
Born in Waycross, she was the daughter of the late David Deloach Smith and Wanda Jacobs Smith, of Nahunta. She was also preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Joseph L. Jacobs, her paternal grandparents, Lewis and Priscilla Cowart Smith, and three aunts, Ernestine Miles, Helen Wainwright and Betty Wilson.
She was a homemaker and loved her children. She enjoyed horseback riding, fishing, swimming and going to the river.
Survivors include her three children, David Kyler Hayes, Kason Denver Smith and Montana Crews, all of Nahunta; her mother, Wanda Smith, of Nahunta; half-brother, Phillip Prescott, of Nahunta; half-sister, Tonya Odum Falcon (Humberto), of Waycross; two brothers, Danny Altman and David Smith, both of Augusta; maternal grandmother, Laverne Jacobs, of Nahunta; aunt, Phyllis May, of Brunswick; uncles, Ronnie Jacobs, of Nahunta, and J.L. Jacobs (Gail); and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A graveside service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service at the cemetery.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Brenda Sue Johns, Frances Moore Hall and Andy Taylor.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.fryefh.com

Roger W. Day Sr.
Roger W. Day Sr., 76, died Thursday morning (Nov. 5, 2015) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross and was employed for many years with Day’s Lawn Care, Inc. and Southeast Mower & Saw Shop in Waycross. He was a member of Waresboro Baptist Church.
He was a son of the late James R. Day and Minnie Lee Day.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Glenda L. Day, of Waycross; two children, Debbie Nix (Ron), of Waycross, and Roger W. Day Jr. (Terry), of Blackshear; four grandchildren, Brandee Brown, of Waycross, B.J. Brown (Rebecca), of Pierce County, Megan Day, of St. Augustine, Fla., and Kelly Smith (Barret), of Tampa, Fla.; two great-grandchildren, Jackson Brown and Marleigh Kate Brown; a step-grandson, John Nix (Bonnie), of Waycross; two step-grandchildren, Joshua Nix and Bethanie Nix; a sister, Dorothy Bechiom, of Waycross; six half-brothers and sisters, Charlotte Stevenson, Diane Strickland (Jerry), Becky Thrift (Wayne), Ken Hagen, Rosemary Knight (Tommy) and Paul Hagen (Karen), all of Waycross; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Cox Creek Cemetery in Waresboro.
The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon at the funeral home from 1 until 2 o’clock.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Herbert S. Gates
A memorial service for Herbert S. Gates was held Thursday afternoon at Central Baptist Church with the Rev. Ben Smith officiating.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.