Steven L. Hamm Sr.
Steven Lamar Hamm Sr. was born May 8, 1954 in Waycross to Willie Maude Hamm and the late Kaprus P. Hamm. He received his formal education in the Waycross public schools and a graduate of Waycross High class of 1972.
He enlisted in the United States Army and served his country for three years. He was employed with CSX for 18 years.
Affectionately known as “Hamm,” he died Tuesday (Oct. 4, 2016) after an illness.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Blenda G. Birden, and grandmother, Willie Mae Gail.
Left to cherish his loving memory are his wife, Linda Hamm; his mother, Mrs. Willie Maude Hamm; four children, Steven Hamm Jr., Warren Hamm, Shakita Munford, Lennette Hamm, all of Waycross; four grandchildren, Rae’Shon Bowden, of Atlanta, Jeremiah Davis, of Macon, Steven Hamm III and Kayne Hamm, both of Waycross; two sisters, Jackie Simmons (Frederick), of Waycross, and Wendy Hamm, of Miami; three brothers, Cleveland Fair Sr., of Waycross, Warren Hamm, Johnathan Hamm, both of Miami; two aunts, Myrtice Baldwin, Karrie Garener, both of Waycross; one sister-in-law, Shirley Stirrups, of St. John, Fla.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Zachary Holiness Church, 1810 Panama Ave., where Elder Clarence Adamson is pastor and will offer words of comfort.
The body will be in repose in church from 11 a.m. until the service hour. Burial and committal services will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The cortege will assemble at the family residence, 1018 Mosley St., at 12:15 p.m. Saturday.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 6 until 8 p.m.
Arrangements are entrusted to Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.

Carolyn Anderson
BLACKSHEAR — Carolyn Juan Godwin Anderson, 75, of Patterson, passed away Monday (Oct. 3, 2016) in Blackshear surrounded by her children.
Born in Blackshear Sept. 21, 1941, she lived in Pierce County most of her life. A very talented seamstress, she was known for doing everything from hemming a pair of pants to sewing a wedding dress. In addition to her sewing business, she also worked as a seamstress for Transco for a number of years.
She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
She was a daughter of the late Lester Newton Godwin and Sarah Pauline Shuman Godwin Wildes. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marion Warren Anderson, a daughter, Darlene Melton, and two brothers, Jim Godwin and Roy Godwin.
Survivors include her special friend and his family, Calvin Boyett, of Patterson; four daughters, Marie (Dwain) Pippin, Sandy Wood, Missy (Jason) Johnson, June (Jonathan) Golub, all of Blackshear; a son, Glynn “Shorty” (Rhonda) Anderson, of Blackshear; a sister, Yvonne (Bob) Wishall, of Blackshear; two brothers, R.L. Godwin, of Blackshear, and Jerry Godwin, of Sacramento, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral was to be held this morning at 11 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Interment will be in the Waters Cemetery.
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.

Darrell Day
A funeral for Luther Darrell Day was held Tuesday morning at Rehobeth Baptist Church with Pastor Jerry Brown officiating and Dale Wiley speaker.
Burial followed in Rehobeth Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were John David Day Jr., David Taft Jr., Glen Bowen, Ray Cribb, Dale Minchew and Orrie McCrea.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Good News Sunday School Class.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Connie Howell
A funeral for Connie Howell was held Wednesday morning at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Altman officiating.
Burial followed in Thomas Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bill Beverly, Kevin Boyette, Willie Downing, Danny Howell, Donnie Howell and Craig Pittman.
Her grandsons served as pallbearers.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Faye Hill Bell
A funeral for Faye Hill Bell was held Wednesday evening at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rowan Sirmans officiating.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

MSgt. James Mathis
A funeral for MSgt. James Albert Mathis, USAF Ret., was held Wednesday afternoon at Music Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Curtis Thomas officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Stanley Carter, Henry Jarrard, Earl Johns, Ricky Johns, David Roundtree and Dawson Roundtree.
Military rites were given graveside by a contingent of the United States Air Force from Moody Air Force Base.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jackson W. Dixon
A memorial service for Jackson Wesley “J.W.” Dixon was held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Blackshear with Dr. Bill Young and Steve Boatright officiating.
Military honors were given for his service in the U.S. Army.
Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth and Faye Bennett, First Baptist Church Fellowship Sunday School Class, The Southern Baptist Association Disaster Relief members and Blackshear McDonald’s Breakfast Club.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.