Dorothy Q. Perritt
Dorothy Q. “Dot” Perritt, 83, died Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 26, 2016) at Bacon County Hospital in Alma after a brief illness.
She was a native of Haines City, Fla., who lived most of her life in Waycross. She was a member of Deenwood Baptist Church, Waycross Woman’s Club, Red Hat Society and Eleven O’Clock Club of Waycross Elks Lodge No. 369. She also attended Gospel Lighthouse Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Marie Quarterman and Mattie Frances Robuck Quarterman, her husband, Spencer Lamar Perritt, and three brothers, Gene Quarterman, Glynn Quarterman and Lynn (Pet) Quarterman.
Survivors include her daughter, Tina Laine Simpson (Robin K. Sr.), of Waycross; two sons, Bryan Kevin Perritt (Annette), of Waycross, and Rickey Lamar Perritt, of Waycross; two sisters, Billie Fernandes, of Charleston, S.C., and Mary Sue Goble of Middleburg, Fla.; five grandchildren, Kevin Perritt (Josey), Keith Simpson Jr., Melissa Clark (Travis), Rebecca Perritt and Johnathon Simpson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral will be held 4 p.m. Sunday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 2:45 until 3:45 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501, or Okefenokee Humane Society, 1501 Blackwell St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Larry Roy Rowell
PATTERSON — Larry Roy Rowell, 74, of Patterson, passed away Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 26, 2016) at his daughter’s residence after a brief illness.
Born in Waynesville, he was the son of Roy and Verdie Mae Rogers Rowell.
He was a butcher for many years and a charter member and deacon of Twin Rivers Missionary Baptist Church. He was affectionately known as “PaPa” and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, listening to gospel music, reading his Bible and doing his families genealogy.
He was a kind and loving man with a great sense of humor.
Survivors include his wife, Johnny Faye Rowell, of Patterson; two children and their spouses, Sidney and Tim Crawford, of Patterson, and Andy and Tonia Rowell, of Thomasville; eight grandchildren, Brandon Crawford (Maven), Kayla Simpson (Bill), Tatum Crawford (Kelsey), Kacie Tussey, AJ Rowell, Layton Rowell, Mattie Crawford and Emberlynn Rowell; nine great-grandchildren, Allison “Allie” Dinkins, Jessie Tussey, Hudson Crawford, Caydon Fulton, Anniston Guy, Cameron Guy, Rayla Crawford, Dawson Crawford and Lucas Simpson; a brother, Clinton Rowell, of Hortense; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Ken Blevins, of North Carolina, Charlotte and Tony Rocha, of Brunswick, Marba Jean and George Bishop, of Hortense, and Tina and Larry Pafford, of Hortense; two uncles, Herbert Rogers, of Brunswick, and Charles Rogers, of Columbus; an aunt, Virginia Peeples, of Blythe Island; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be held this evening starting at 6 o’clock at Twin Rivers Missionary Baptist Church (located in the Trudie Community), at 17394 Highway 301 N. in Hortense.
A funeral will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at Twin Rivers Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Sinclair, Brother Jerry Strickland and Brother Gary Strickland officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be AJ Rowell, Layton Rowell, Brandon Crawford, Tatum Crawford, Tyler Shoemaker and Ryan Pafford.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Senior Adult Sunday School Class, Ladies Sunday School Class and the deacons of Twin Rivers Missionary Baptist Church.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.fryefh.com
Joseph Leon Altman
SAVANNAH — Joseph Leon Altman, 91, of Patterson, passed away Wednesday (Oct. 26, 2016) at St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System.
Born in Patterson March 8, 1925, he lived in Pierce County all of his life. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II. He farmed for many years and was retired from the Pierce County Board of Education where he had been a bus driver for 20 years.
He was an ASCS board member for 15 years and was also a member of the Georgia Farm Bureau. He enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Cross Swamp Hunting Club.
He was always volunteering his time. You could find him delivering fresh vegetables from his garden (which he loved to tend) to shut-ins and widows, helping during election time at the polls, or working at the Otter Creek Volunteer Fire Department.
He was a devoted member of the Laura Chapel Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and was in the Men’s Sunday School Class. He loved to watch the Atlanta Braves and spend time with his precious family.
He was a son of the late Lewis Edward and Ettie Dowling Altman. He was also preceded in death by both of his sisters, Belle Courson and Lois Griffin, and by all three of his brothers, Arron Altman, Allen Altman and Estes Altman.
Survivors include his wife of 69 and a half years, Peggy Aspinwall Altman, of Patterson; his daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Steve Crump, of Patterson; his son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Debby Altman, of Patterson; his former daughter-in-law, Kathryn Altman, of Blackshear; five grandchildren, Susan Altman, Donna (Brian) Butler, Lori Marx, Shelly (Randy) Cox and Stefanie (Chris) Swain; six great-grandchildren, Davis Butler, Cody Butler, Isabella Marx, J.C. Marx, Christopher Swain and Matthew Swain; two special caregivers, Mellisa Stewart and Elwanda Howell, both of Blackshear; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at Laura Chapel Baptist Church.
Entombment will be in the Raulerson Cemetery.
Visitation will be held this evening from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501 or to Laura Chapel Baptist Church, 4814 Laura Chapel Church Road, Patterson, Ga. 31557.
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.
Donald E. Roberson
Donald E. “Donnie” Roberson, 56, died Thursday (Oct. 27, 2016) at his residence in Boca Raton, Fla.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Harold C. Lilly
Harold C. Lilly, 72. of 1098 Nevada Ave., passed away Wednesday (Oct. 26, 2016) in Jacksonville, Fla., at the Morris Center.
He was the father of Rhonda Cox and Jerry Lilly.
Arrangements will be announced later by Rainge Memorial Chapel.
Lepolia W. Wiggins
The funeral for Deacon Lepolia W. Wiggins II will be held Saturday at the Lee Street Resource Center, 623 Sycamore St., Blackshear, at 11 a.m.
Visitation will be held this evening from 6:30 until 8:30 at Rainge Memorial Chapel.
The cortege will assemble at 6692 Tangle Wood Drive at 10 a.m. Saturday. Pastor Claude Ray James, of First A.M.E. Church, Athens, will offer words of comfort.
Burial will follow in the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Glennville, Monday at l p.m. Military honors will be given immediately after the service on Saturday.
He was born Oct. 29, 1942 in Pinehurst, Ga., to the late Lepolia W. Wiggins and Claudia Wiggins. He served in the military from Oct. 14, 1964 to Jan. 11, 1967 and he completed one tour in Vietnam with B Battery, 7th Battalion, 11th Artillery, 25th Infantry Division.
He worked for CSX Transportation for 24 years and moved around from Jacksonville, Fla., Louisville, Ky., Huntington, W.V., and Blackshear, Engineering and Equipment Company in Waycross, and Coley Electric and Plumbing, Waycross.
He met his wife of 44 years, Betty Jean Walker, in Columbus, where they were later married. They moved to Jacksonville, Fla. and had two children.
He was an active member in the community, and was on the Pierce County Recreation Department board, the Housing Authority board, Department of Family and Children Services board, and was a mentor to children at the local schools.
His life was dedicated to serving the Lord, working to provide for his family, enjoying life and helping others whenever he could.
He was preceded in death other than parents, by two brothers, Daniel Taylor and Johnny Wiggins, and one sister, Johnnie Mae Wiggins.
He also leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Betty Jean Walker Wiggins; a daughter, Latoya Tameshi Wiggins (Willie) Green; a son, Lepolia W. (Sandra Dawn) Wiggins III; two step-granddaughters, Hallee Elizabeth Campanile and Katlin Lynn Campanile; two brothers, James (Esther) Wiggins and Otis (Minnie) Wiggins; one sister, Thelma Erving; brothers-in-law, Roger (Bernice) Walker, Randolph (Glory) Walker, Bobby Walker, James (Dorothy) Walker; sisters-in-law, Pearlie (Thomas) Jordan;, Brenda Walker, Angelia Walker; and god-daughter, Juantez Jones; god-granddaughter, Sa-Myiah Finney; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.
He was a very well-known man in the church, community, and city, was beloved by all that he came in contact with, and left a lasting impression. He will be sorely missed, but not forgotten.
Rainge Memorial Chapel, Inc., is serving the family.
The funeral for Vonnell “Von” Young will be held Saturday at New Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 901 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross, at 3 p.m.
Visitation will be held this evening from 4 to 6 at Rainge Memorial Chapel in Blackshear.
The cortege will assemble at the home of his sister, Nettie Williams, 908 Quarterman St., Waycross, at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Pastor Jackie Hooper Sr., will offer words of comfort. Memorialization will be by cremation. Military honors will be given immediately after the service on Saturday.
His busy life came to a close Friday (Oct. 21, 2016) when he was called to his heavenly home.
He was the middle child of the five children of the late Alexander and Elberta Young, born Jan. 10, 1947 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. His Christian journey began at an early age at Piney Grove under the leadership of the Rev. Toomer.
After relocating to Waycross, he joined New Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Jackie L. Hooper Sr.
He was joined in holy matrimony to Shirley Wallace June 29, 1968. Two children were born to that union, Regina (Gee Gee) Young and Vonnell (Shorty) Young Jr.
He graduated from Dillard High School in the class of 1956 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. After high school he was drafted into the United States Army and served five years. Once leaving the military he became a truck driver, something that he loved. He was also a member of the American Legion Unit 517.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Emma Young and Elsie Jenkins, and one brother, Alexander Young Jr.
The legacy of his life lives on in the cherished memories of his three beloved daughters, Regina Young, Imani Young, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Ruth “Precious” Dixon-Taylor (Keino), of Buford; two sons, Vonnell Young Jr. and Corey Young, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one sister, Nettie Williams, of Waycross; two aunts, Jewell Lewis, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Nola Mae Lander, of Waycross; two uncles, Russell Lewis, of Cairo, and George Lewis (Katie), of Tallahassee, Fla.; four nieces, Kersaundra Smith, Tamara Williams, Kimberly Young and Lisa Fisher; three nephews, Willie Jenkins Jr., Ramon Williams and Marc Young; seven grandchildren, Antwon Young, Brayvon Young, Alexandria Young, Serena Young, Paige Young, Corey Young Jr. and Jamie Young; two great-nieces, Trinity Williams and Hannah Williams; a very special person in his life, Clementese Young; and a special cousin, Lovetta Thomas; along with a host of cousins, relatives and special friends.
Over the years he turned his life over to the Lord and became a Christian and lived a life of peace. Now he has no more aches and pain. He has entered upon a new life in a Heavenly land.
Rainge Memorial Chapel, Inc., is serving the family.
Joseph Ray Miller Sr.
A funeral service for Joseph Ray Miller Sr. was held Thursday morning at Deenwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Jarrod Everson officiating.
Burial followed in Hoboken City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Clayton Adams, Lawton Adams, Caleb Dixon, Larry Dixon, Jake Leverett and Joseph Miller III.
Military rites were given by a contingent of the United States Marine Corp.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.