Maudine N. Staten
A celebration of life service for Maudine Nelson Staten, 74, will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Zackary Holiness Church, 1810 Panama Ave., with the church pastor, Elder Clarence Adamson, offering words of comfort.
She was born in Waycross (Ware County) on July 29, 1941 to the late Sammy Nelson and Juanita Jones Nelson.
She received her formal education from the Waycross and Ware County school systems.
While on her journey through life she united in marriage to the late Jimmy Staten. Early in her life she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and became a member of Northside Temple Holiness Church. She devoted most of her life to raising her son and serving God as a faithful usher and church member.
She departed this life Monday (Sept. 7, 2015) after an illness. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three siblings, Jimmy Nelson, Sammy Nelson and Joann N. Hayes.
Those left to cherish her memory are a loving son, Jeffery Nelson (Sabrena), of Waycross; a brother, Robert Nelson (Maxine), of Waycross; two grandsons, Joey Nelson (Krystal), of Waycross, and Jeffery B. Nelson Jr., of Denver, Colo.; six great-grandchildren; a niece, Valane Taylor, of Ft. Myers, F|a.; a great-nephew, Arthur Horton, of Ft. Myers, F|a.; a great-niece, Porche Jones, of Waycross; other relatives and friends.
Friends are being received at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, 643 Owens St.
Public visitation will be held Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Fluker Funeral Home, 985 Ossie Davis Parkway. The body will lie in repose Monday at the church from 10 a.m. to the hour of service.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.
Orie M. Pinckard
Orie M. Pinckard, 84, went home to be with the Lord in the early hours of Friday (Sept. 11, 2015) at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla., after an extended illness.
He was born in Stillmore but lived most of his life in Savannah and Waycross. He was preceded in death by his parents, O.M. Pinckard Sr. and Clara Belle Gilpin Pinckard.
He was an instructor in radiography at Okefenokee Technical Institute for 26 years and retired in 1997. His passion to see his students succeed was well known to all. There are many working in the field of radiography today who were trained by him. He was well loved by those he taught.
He was an avid gun enthusiast and gave much of his time and energy to local politics. Most of all his love for the Bible was obvious to all who came in contact with him. Being committed to Christ was his greatest goal in life. His funny stories and quick wit made it fun for all to be around him and he will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nancy Pinckard, of Waycross; his sister, Patricia Donaldson (Billy), of Harbour Island, S.C.; several nieces and nephews; and his special adopted family, the Comptons.
A service to remember and honor his life will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Music Funeral Home Chapel.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m Monday at Stillmore Cemetery in Stillmore, Ga.
The Rev. Larry Compton will officiate and offer words of comfort. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from 2 until 3.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Charles Bennett Rice
HOMERVILLE — Charles Burnett “Chuck” Rice, 67, passed away Thursday (Sept. 10, 2015) at Clinch Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, following a courageous fight with cancer.
He was born March 9, 1948 in Memphis, Tenn., the son of the late Roman Knott Rice Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Burnett Rice.
He graduated from the University of Georgia where he received his BBA (bachelor of business administration) and Doctorate of Juris Prudence. He was a member of The International Legal Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI). He started his law practice with Vangerpan & Rice Law Office in Atlanta in 1974. In 1989, he moved to Homerville where he went to work with Chambers & Rice Law Office where he has been for the last 26 years.
Among his many honors and awards, he won the “Tradition of Excellence Award” for 2015 and he was named one of the Georgia top rated lawyers in 2012. He was a member of the Georgia and Florida Bar associations, the American Bar Association and the Homerville Lions Club, where he previously served as president and was named “Lion of the Year” for 2000.
He was a faithful member of the Homerville United Methodist Church. He was an active member of the Emmaus Community where he served as a board member for more than 11 years. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Nathan Borrows, and one son, Bret Rice.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Robbins Rice, of Homerville; one daughter, Barbara Bennett Smith, of Rochester, N.Y.; one son, Joel Rice, of Atlanta; two step-daughters and husbands, Candie and Randy Lott, of Hahira, and Stephanie and Jim Stovall, of Homerville; one step-son and wife, Chad and Christie Robbins, of St. Simmons Island; one brother, Roman Knott Rice III and John Metzger, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; seven grandchildren, Bret Smith, Meaghan Smith, Zachary Smith, Jake Stovall, Corben Stovall, Warren Stovall and Cason Lott; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Homerville United Methodist Church.
A private family interment service will follow in the Pine Forest Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 until 4 p.m. at Homerville United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Homerville United Methodist Church, Youth and Children’s Fund, P.O. Box 145, Homerville, Ga. 31634 or Mtn2Sea Ministries, 111 Cater St., St. Simons Island, Ga. 31522, where he served as a board member for a number of years.
Sympathy may be offered at the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Jasper L. Dixon Sr.
A funeral for Jasper Lauson Dixon Sr. was held Friday afternoon at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Jeffers officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Matthew Dixon, Anglelo Giblasio, Paul Giblasio, Keith Jeffers, Mark Musil and Dale Richter.
Masonic Rites were provided by Blackshear Lodge No. 270.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.