Ervin Bokor, 75, died Thursday afternoon (Oct. 13, 2016) at Satilla Care in Waycross following an extended illness.
He was born Oct. 28, 1940 in Hungary. He traveled to England and got a job in 1956. In 1959, he moved to New Jersey to live with a cousin where he graduated from high school. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was stationed at Fort Dix, N.J., Fort Stewart (where he met his wife), Germany, Vietnam and Korea. After serving for many years, he retired from the U.S. Army in El Paso, Texas, as an E5 Specialist.
He was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Emma Bokor, wife, Iris Faye Courson Bokor, and grandson, Ryan Bokor.
Survivors include three sons, Steve Bokor (Lynn), of Blackshear, David Bokor (Deanna), of Waycross, and Micky Bokor (Suzanne), of Waycross; seven grandchildren, Steven Bokor, Austin Randall Bokor, Logan Ervin Bokor, Sydney Bokor, Ashlianne Bokor, Victoria Brown and Jennifer Brown; and three great-grandchildren, Mychal Brown, Nylah Brown and Baxley Riggons.
A funeral will be held 4 p.m. Monday at Second Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday at Music Funeral Home.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com.
Raylee Jane Metts
Miss Raylee Jane Metts, 6, passed away Thursday (Oct. 13, 2016) at her residence surrounded by her loving family following an extensive battle with cancer.
Miss Metts was born Nov. 24, 2009, in Savannah. She was a student of the first grade at Ruskin Elementary School. She was a member of Zenith Baptist Church, the Kings Kids and the Awanas.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Reid Vollenweider, maternal great-grandparents, Vivian Lloyd and Angus Freeman and Burton Herrin, paternal great-grandparents, Clenton and Cassie Metts.
Survivors are her father and mother, Ray and Haylee Metts, of Manor; a brother, Kreek Metts, of Manor; maternal grandparents, Sharon Vollenweider, of Manor; paternal grandparents, Lisa and Melvin Shrewsbury, of Troutman, N.C., and Wayne and Betrinda Metts, of Homerville; paternal great-grandparents: Shelby and Shirley Metts, of Homerville; maternal great-grandfather, Walter Vollenweider, of Waycross; a number of aunts, uncles and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Zenith Baptist Church.
Interment will be in the Antioch Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Zenith Baptist Church.
The body will be carried to the church one hour prior to the services.
Condolences may be conveyed at the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Sue P. Wooten
Sue P. Wooten, 88, of Blackshear, died Friday morning (Oct. 14, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Vernon Keith Crawford
Vernon Keith Crawford, 60, died Friday afternoon (Oct. 14, 2016) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities after an extended illness.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.
Patsy C. Walker
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Patsy Callahan Walker, 80, of Blackshear, went home to be with her Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday (Oct. 13, 2016) at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla., after a lengthy illness.
Born in Waycross, Jan. 23, 1936, Patsy lived in Pierce County most of her life. She was a 1954 graduate of Waycross High School and was a homemaker. She was saved and joined the First Pentecostal Holiness Church of Waycross (now Bible Heritage) at age 12.
She was the daughter of the late Cleo Albert Callahan and Alice Strickland Callahan. She was the president of the Pierce County Homemakers Club for 28 years. She held district and state board positions for many years and was elected the Georgia State Homemaker in 1972.
She loved being involved in community service activities, doing volunteer work for the 4-H Clubs and chaperoning the Blackshear High School Marching Band trips.
She married the late Earl Lawrence “Larry” Walker, of Blackshear, on Jan. 2, 1955 and made Pierce County their home. She loved her Lord, church, family and friends and loved to cook and serve others.
Survivors include her three children, Ronald L. “Ron” Walker, Albert J. “Bert” Walker and Millie K. Walker, all of Blackshear, and Patricia Walker Simmons and Scott Simmons, of Oglethorpe; two grandchildren, John Scott Simmons and Caroline Grace Simmons, both of Oglethorpe; one brother, Henry Warren Callahan, of Saluda, N.C.; many other relatives; and her faithful caregivers, Tonja Waldron and Barbara Tennison.
The funeral will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Bible Heritage Church on Albany Avenue, Waycross.
Interment will be in the Strickland Cemetery in Pierce County.
Visitation will be held at the church from 2 until 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.
George Bennie Tatum
George Bennie Tatum, 64, of Nicholls, went home to be with the Lord Thursday (Oct. 13, 2016) at his residence after a short illness.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Florence Hopper Tatum. He was a dairy farmer for many years, member of Alma First Baptist Church and was a volunteer fireman for the Ware County District.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Kathy Strickland Tatum of Nicholls; his father and step-mother, George Tatum and Mary Lou Tatum, of Nicholls; two children, Benjamin Tatum, of Alma, and Robbin Richardson (Bob), of Blue Ridge; two brothers, Jerry Tatum (Marie) and Tim Tatum, both of Alma,; one sister, Cathy Tatum, of Alma; and two grandchildren, Bailey and Ella Richardson, of Blue Ridge.
The funeral will be held today at 12 p.m. at Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Sweat, the Rev. Matt Tuttle, the Rev. Greg Delk and the Rev. Don Patterson officiating, and the eulogy being given by the Rev. Gerald Douglas.
The family will receive friends at Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church from 10 a.m. today until funeral time.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Curtis Jacobs, Stacey and Kyle Nobles, Lee Wynn, J.W. Swain and Danny Jacobs.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Bacon County Fire Department and volunteer firemen.
Crosby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.