Willie Jean Douglas
HOMERVILLE — Willie Jean Hinson Douglas, 95, passed away Wednesday (Sept. 16, 2015) at The ClinchHealth Care, surrounded by her loving family, following an extended illness.
She was born June 22, 1920 in Homerville, daughter of the late Bryant Hinson and Dicie James Hinson.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Homerville United Methodist Church. She was a welder in the Brunswick shipyards during the war. She loved hunting and fishing and was preceded in death by two brothers, Layton Hinson and Bruce Hinson, and one sister, Lucille Rigdon.
Survivors are one daughter, Yvonne Douglas Williams, of Homerville; one grandson and granddaughter-in-law, David Carlton and Lisa Cooper Ring, of Jesup; three great-grandchildren, Alex Ring and Galiya Ring, both of Jacksonville, Fla., and Cooper Ring, of Jesup; and a number of other relatives.
The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Homerville United Methodist Church.
Interment will be in the Pine Forest Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Condolences may be conveyed at the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net
Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Homerville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 145, Homerville, Ga. 31634.
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Destiny F. ‘Sweat’ Bell
Destiny Faith “Sweat” Bell, 19, of Waycross, died Monday night (Sept. 14, 2015) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House following a courageous battle with leukemia.
Destiny’s proudest moment was finding out she was going to be a mother of her own daughter. Sadly, the cancer caused her child, Ciera Nova Bell, to be stillborn on Jan. 30, 2015.
She attended various schools in Waycross before moving to North Carolina at the age of 10. She was a 2013 graduate of Mountain Heritage High School in Burnsville, N.C., where she had many friends and family.
She had a special way of touching lives everywhere she went. She was a proud member of the group, Rainbow Family of Living Life, and was a very special member of her own group, The Burning Tribe. She did not believe one had to have the same DNA to be family.
In addition to her daughter, Ciera, she was preceded in death by her father, Joseph “Randy” Knowles, and her grandparents, Eugene and Rachel Bell and Elizabeth Knowles.
Surviving to share her memory are her mother, Nicole Knowles (Levon Hammonds), of Waycross; her brothers, Chace Knowles and Cody Miller; her sisters, Destiny Bailey, Brandi Ohara, Ashley Sweat, Leann Sweat and Amber Martin; her special friend, John Bennett, who always made her smile; her grandparents, Gene Knowles and Kenny and Willma Ellis, all of Waycross; her special friend and second mother, Sondra Murphy, of Spruce Pine, N.C.; several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
A celebration of life for Destiny and Ciera will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. at Blackshear City Park. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish and dress casual.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.hartfh.com
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
Marcia G. McQuaig
Marcia Griffis McQuaig, 80, of Manor, died Thursday afternoon (Sept. 17, 2015) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Little Carey James Sr.
A funeral for Little Carey James Sr. was held Thursday afternoon at Victory Methodist Church with the Rev. James Dirst and the Rev. Dwayne Tanner officiating.
Burial followed in Victory Cemetery.
Military rites were provided by a contingent from the United States Army at Fort Stewart.
Pallbearers were SSgt John White, Sgt. Ryshard Clarke, Spc. Kyle Lissner, Pfc. Joshua Ellis, Pvt. Najee Johnson, Spc. Vincent Pate, Spc. Justin Fender and Pfc. Christopher Talley.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.