La. Donna L. Spikes
La. Donna Lorraine Spikes, 53, died Friday night (Sept. 11, 2015) at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., following an extended illness.
She was born in Fernandina Beach, Fla., but was raised in Alma, before moving to Waycross several years later. She was a 1979 graduate of Bacon County High School and was employed with Douglas Weight Loss Clinic as a family nurse practitioner. She was a member of Destination Church in Blackshear.
She was a former EMT and Firefighter with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department then joined the Kings Bay Naval Base Fire Department before working with Ware County EMS Service as an EMT. She later graduated from Georgia Southern University as a nurse practitioner.
She was a daughter of the late Lennon Joshua Branch and La. Donna Holton Branch Taylor. She was also preceded in death by her step-father, Jerry Taylor.
She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Spikes Jr., of Waycross; two sons, Bryan Spikes (Irene), of Tracy, Calif., and Jacob Spikes (Brandee), of Waycross; two grandchildren, Nathan Spikes and Kellin Spikes; two sisters, Connie Mullis (Joey), of Alma, and Glenda Taylor, of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Steven Branch and Finley Branch, both of Alma; her mother-in-law, Carol Spikes, of Canton; a sister-in-law, Cheryl Caldwell (Alan), of Canton; and seven nieces and nephews, Ladonna Crump (Jason), of Blackshear, Sydney McDonald, of Jacksonville, Fla., Alli McDonald, of Jacksonville, Fla., Allyssa Crump, of Blackshear, Elijah Crump, of Blackshear, Josh Branch, of Jacksonville, Fla., and James Branch, of Jacksonville, Fla.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Holton Cemetery in Alma.
The family will receive friends this evening at the funeral home from 6 until 8 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Little Carey James Sr.
Little Carey James Sr., 85, passed away Saturday night (Sept. 12, 2015) at his residence following a brief illness.
He was a native of Manor and was preceded in death by his parents, Troy Berton James and Rosa Estelle Steedley James, sister, Mildred Gilliard, brothers, Troy B. James Jr., W.D. James, Marion James, and a granddaughter, Angela Rai Thornton.
He retired in 1972 from the U.S. Army where he served during the Korean War and Vietnam War. He was a member of Victory Methodist Church and was an integral member of the church and Manor Community.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Theta A. “Tweet” Booth James, of Manor; three daughters, Karen Ewers (husband, Jack), of Jacksonville, Fla., Bella James Mathis (husband, Edwin), of Waresboro, Lucy James White (husband, Jimi), of Manor; a son, Carey James Jr. (wife, Lisa Baker James), of Cumming; seven grandchildren, Jessica Tanner (husband, Nick Jasser), Chad Mixon (wife, Jamie), Roxanne Aldridge (husband, Jarred), Carter White, Haley Musgrove (husband, Zach), Lauren James and Taylor James; six great-grandchildren, Gage Jasser, Tanner Jasser, Jaya Jasser, Abbie Gillis, Kendall Mixon and Alexis Aldridge; four sisters, Louise Macik and Jean Gilliard, both of Jacksonville, Fla., Lucille Hardeman, of Conyers, Joyce Saliba, of Valdosta; five brothers, Morris James, of Jacksonville, Fla., Kenneth James, of San Antonio, Texas, Billy James, of Manor, Tommy James and Terry James, both of Waycross; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Victory Methodist Church. Burial will be in Victory Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church Wednesday night from 6 until 8.
The family request memorials to be given to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501 or Victory Methodist Church, 5062 Booth Church Road. Manor. Ga. 31550.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wilma Mae Brooker
BLACKSHEAR — Wilma Mae Richards Brooker, 80, of Blackshear, passed away Friday evening (Sept. 11, 2015) at her residence following a sudden illness.
Born in Jackson, Ohio, July 9, 1935, she lived in Ohio for many years before moving to Pierce County in the early 1970’s. She was a homemaker and was also a caregiver to many. She also volunteered her time as a Pink Lady as well as worked in the beauty shop at the Pierce County Nursing Home for many years.
She loved the Lord and gospel music and dearly loved her family with all of her heart. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.
She was the daughter of the late John E. and Peachie Ann Elizabeth Burns Richards. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Charles W. Wright, her second husband, Leston L. Brooker, her son, John Wesley Wright, and all five of her brothers, Elvin Richards, Harold Richards, Wilbur Richards, Delbert Richards and Denver Richards.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl (Wright) and Tommy Walling Sr., of Patterson; a daughter-in-law, Pat McCloud, of Indianapolis, Ind.; her 99-years-young sister-in-law, Mrs. Harold “Goldie” Richards, of Dayton, Ohio; three grandchildren, Tommy (Meg) Walling Jr., Katie (Brad) Aldridge and Brandon Wright; two great-grandchildren, Anna-Laine Aldridge and Hayden Aldridge; a special beloved friend, Bill Pittman, of Blackshear; and her great-granddogs, Twiggy and Hiro; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral was scheduled to be held this morning at 11 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in the Laura Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation was held Sunday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501 or to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org
The family kindly requests the Pierce County Nursing Home Pink Ladies, the lady’s auxiliary and the beauty shop volunteers to serve as honorary pallbearers. They are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 Monday morning.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear, is in charge of arrangements.

Madge Mayo Herrin
Madge Mayo Herrin died Saturday evening (Sept. 12, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following a brief illness.
She was born and raised in Waycross and lived a number of years in Atlanta. She returned to Waycross in 1980. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Booth Sunday School Class, United Methodist Women, Lyman Hall Chapter D.A.R. and the Colonial Dames.
She was a daughter of the late George W. Mayo and Annie Belle McGee Mayo. She was married to the late Walter Franklin Herrin and was also preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Belle McGee Elkins and Susie Mayo, and a brother, George Mayo.
She is survived by a niece, Marsha Mayo, of Atlanta;
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oakland Cemetery.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Betty Nell Byrd Morris
A graveside service for Betty Nell Byrd Morris was held Saturday afternoon at Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. Malcolm Mathison officiating.
Pallbearers were Tyler Hiott, Zack Carver, Codie Waters, Toby Carver, Megan Hiott and Brandon Price.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Linda Faye Windham
A memorial service for Linda Faye Windham was held Saturday afternoon at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses with Brother R. Hayes officiating.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Orie M. Pinckard
A funeral for Orie M. Pinckard took place Sunday afternoon in the Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Compton officiating.
Burial was in Stillmore Cemetery.
Serving as active pallbearers were Randy Crawford, Wilton DeLoach, David Cason, Tommy Hatfield, Mark Hatfield and Carlton Corbitt.

William Adams Jr.
A memorial service for William “Billy” Adams Jr., 67, of Blackshear, took place Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Thigpen and Irvin Rozier officiating.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.

Laverne M. Pfaender
A funeral for Laverne Marie Pfaender, 90, was held Saturday afternoon in the Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mark Williams officiating.
Memorialization was by cremation.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Marilyn Dixon Pittman
A funeral for Marilyn Dixon Pittman was held Saturday morning at Second Baptist Church with the Rev. J.D. Bowen and the Rev. Derwin Griffin officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Larry Pittman, Kenny Campbell, Danny Johnson, Jake Lovett, Jimmy Dixon, Carroll Carter Jr., Whit Dixon, Jim Lee and Tommy Altman.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Faithful Sunday School Class and Senior Adult Sunday School Class.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.