April Drury Raulerson
TRUDIE — April Nicole Drury Raulerson, 28, of Trudie community, passed away Friday (Oct. 23, 2015) at her residence.
Born in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Hampton Drury Jr. and Donna Crews Drury, of Trudie Community.
Along with her father, she was also preceded in death by her maternal grandmother Lois E. Crews, maternal grandfather, Oliver “Obie” Crews, paternal grandmother, Viola Spivey Drury, and her paternal grandfather.
She was a homemaker and attended Philadelphia Wesleyan Church. She loved flowers, taking care of her babies and photography.
Survivors include her mother, Donna Crews Drury, of Trudie; her husband, Jerry Ritch Raulerson, of Trudie; two sons, Mason Ritch Raulerson and Rylee Chalio Hampton Rivas; two daughters, Jayce Geneva Jade Raulerson and Hailey Mae Noel, all of Trudie; three brothers, Jimmy Drury and Alex Drury, both of Texas, and Colt Hand; three sisters, Wendy Cavender, of Arkansas, Gina Martinez, of Texas, and Barbara Fender, of Raybon; a special second daddy, Jose “Joe” Gonzalez Ibarra; special friend, Fransisco “Poncho” Rivas, of Trudie; several aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home with the Rev. Peter Lamos and the Rev. R.C. Mathis officiating.
Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service, from 1 until 3 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Dylan Knox, Chris McDonald, Spencer Bullard, K.C. Claxton, Jordan Smith and Josh Herrin.
Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at fryefh.com

Lena Sweat Walker
Lena Evelyn Sweat Walker, 82, of Patterson, passed away late Monday afternoon (Oct. 26, 2015) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.

Tommy H. Musgrove
Tommy Henry Musgrove, 86, died Monday (Oct. 26, 2015) at his residence in Waycross after an extended illness.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

Everette J. Herrin Jr.
GEORGETOWN, S.C. —Everette Julian Herrin Jr., 72, of Alma, passed away Saturday (Oct. 24, 2015) at Tidelands Health Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.

Debra Gail Sharpe
MERSHON — Debra Gail Eason Sharpe, 56, of Mershon, passed away Monday morning (Oct. 26, 2015) at her residence following a short illness.
Born in Bradenton, Fla., Oct. 1, 1959, she lived in Pierce County most of her life. She worked as a seamstress for Blackshear Apparel many years ago but was a stay-at-home mom for the last 25 years.
She attended Carter’s Chapel and will be remembered as being a devoted grandmother.
She was a daughter of the late Eunice Irene Dykes Eason. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David Earl Sharpe Sr., by a daughter, Brenda Gail Sharpe, by a brother, David Lamar Eason, and by her father-in-law, William Sharpe.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Andy Roberson, of Mershon; two sons, Earl Sharpe and Jerome Sharpe, both of Mershon; her father and wife, David and Katherine Eason, of Bristol; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Faye Jordan, of Hoboken, and Susie and Keith Bryant, of Mershon; a daughter-in-law, Nikki Thigpen, of Hoboken; a sister-in-law, Gloria Crosby, of Blackshear; her mother-in-law, Ophelia Jones Sharpe, of Mershon; five grandchildren, Abigail Roberson, Andrew Roberson, Brandon Knowles, Ryder Knowles and Nathan Gage Sharpe; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Interment will be in the Bristol Cemetery.
Visitation will be held this evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Southeast Cancer Unit, P.O. Box 2764, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alan Keen
Alan Keen, 57, of Waycross, passed away Wednesday (Oct. 21, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following a sudden illness.
Born in Alma, Feb. 5, 1958, he lived in Wayne County for several years before moving back to Waycross. A 1976 graduate of Ware County High School, he worked as a truck driver for 20 years before going to work with CSX where he was a locomotive engineer.
He enjoyed working with horses having been very active with the Ware County Saddle Club and loved spending time with his great-granddaughter and apple of his eye, MacKenzie Clark.
He was a son of the late Oliver Earl Keen. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Travis Keen.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Janice Moseley Keen, of Waycross; his son, Stephen Clark, of Waycross; his mother, Lavestle Taylor Keen, of Waycross; his grandson, Brandon Clark (wife, Haley); his great-granddaughter, MacKenzie Clark; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral was held Friday morning at 11 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel with the Rev. Paul Tyson and the Rev. Lamar Music officiating.
Interment was in the Jordan Cemetery in Ware County.
Active pallbearers were Jeffrey Mullis, Charlie Taylor, Brian Smith, Walter McCumbers, Andy Bennett and Bobby Peace.
Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Arrangements were with Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.

David C. Wilson
The funeral for David Charles Wilson Jr., 37, of Blackshear, was held at 11 a.m. Saturday at God’s House Church in Patterson.
Pastor Jackie Welch delivered words of comfort and Pastor Tommy Miller presided. Pastor Greg Tisby gave the invocation, Bishop Arthur Carter gave the Old Testament reading and Master Maleek Chandel gave the New Testament reading.
Musical selections were rendered by the God’s House Senior Choir along with solos by Joannette McBride and Germiska McGauley.
Interment followed in the Gethsemane Cemetery near Patterson.
Pallbearers were Brian Burroughs, Chandler Baker, Kendric Lott, Tony Washington, Tyrone Myles and Joey DeLoach.
Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.

Aaron Levi Harper Jr.
A memorial service for Aaron Levi Harper Jr. was held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Rainge Memorial Funeral Home.
The Rev. Rod Swinson, of Family Worship Center in Waycross, delivered words of comfort. Invocation was given by Pastor Nathaniel Anderson. The Old Testament reading was by Assistant Pastor Debra Smithson and the New Testament reading was given by Assistant Pastor Helen Staggers.
Presiding was Pastor Smithson.
Memorialization was by cremation.
Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.