James W. Blakely Jr.
STATESBORO — James W. Blakely Jr., 76, died Sept. 14, 2016 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
He was born to the late James W. Blakely Sr. and Thelma Hill Blakely, in Waycross, March 31, 1940. He received his education in the public schools of Ware County and was a graduate of Center High School, class of 1957. He went on to pursue his education in music and received a bachelor of science degree from Florida A&M University, class of 1961. He was a member of the Famous “Marching 100’s” marching band where he played alto saxophone.
After graduating from Florida A&M he moved to Statesboro, where he met and married Glarushia Riggs.
He later was employed at William James High School where he became band director and later at South East Bulloch High School.
He later became the social services director of Grace Nursing Home and then later Pecan Manor Rehabilitation as social services coordinator.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Tony Harris.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Glarushia Blakely; his children, Micheal Cobb, Tonilynn Thomas, Miyoshi Morris, Bettina Blakely, Nicole Blakely Boulding and Chenagi Blakely.
A life tribute and celebration will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Snellas Chapel, 17 Allen Circle, Statesboro.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the guestbook online at www.sextonhallfh.com
Professional services are entrusted to Sexton-Hall Funeral Home, 5 Birkenhead Road, Port Wentworth.
Patsy C. Walker
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Patsy Callahan Walker, 80, of Blackshear, passed away Thursday (Oct. 13, 2016) at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.
Ervin Bokor, 75, died Friday afternoon (Oct. 13, 2016) at Satilla Care Center in Waycross following an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.
Becky Clark Woodard
A graveside service for Becky Clark Woodard was held Thursday afternoon at Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. David White officiating.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Sue Thornton Collins
A memorial service for Sue Thornton Collins, 81, of Blackshear, took place Thursday afternoon in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home with the Rev. Mitch Hall officiating.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.