Clara M. Goodman
Clara Mildred Goodman, 89, died Wednesday night (Aug. 31, 2016) at Magnolia Manor on St. Simons Island after an extended illness.
She was born in Broxton to the late David Cannon and Ethel Rosa Coffer Cannon. She was a graduate of Blackshear High School in 1946. She then married the love of her life in 1948 and moved to Waycross where she would have three beautiful children to raise.
During the 1960s and her 52 years of marriage, she went back to school and got her cosmetology degree and became a Master Cosmetologist and opened her own shop at home where she could be close to her family.
She was also a faithful and Godly woman. Records show that on April 10, 1960, she became a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Today, she is still a member although she has resided the last eight years in Magnolia House on St. Simons Island since her illness.
Along with her husband, she farmed, canned, raised cattle, but most of all she was a mother first. She volunteered time to the schools where her children went and was always doing something with them, Girl Scouts, cheering, March of Dimes, playing ball or just being their chauffeur. You name it … they kept her busy!
She was also an Eastern Star alongside Mr. Goodman who was a 33 degree Mason and active Shriner. She was a quiet lady and had very few words. You would never know she was there. She would work quietly in the background not to draw attention to herself.
One word … “Selfless” … she’d give the shirt off her back for you. She always wanted someone else to have firsts. She was a great lady and a great friend.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Virgil V. “Peanut” Goodman Sr., two brothers, Martin Cannon and James “Jimmy” Cannon, one sister, Norma Elaine Cannon Thomas, a son, Virgil “JR” V. Goodman Jr., and one great-granddaughter, Madison Elle Purdy.
Survivors include two daughters, Norma Cullop (Jamie), of Hazlehurst, and Terri Roberson (Darrell), of Waycross, five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Para Walker Moon
Para Belle Walker Moon, 84, of Fayetteville, passed away peacefully Wednesday (Aug. 31, 2016).
She was originally from Jamestown. She was a founding member of Harps Crossing Baptist Church, Fayetteville.
Through the years she enjoyed square dancing, line dancing and loving her family. She will be remembered for her quick smile, her giving heart and her strong faith.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 62 years, George Richard Moon Sr., originally from Oglethorpe County, Ga.; a daughter, Terri Holland (husband, John); a son, Richard Moon (wife, Susan); grandchildren include Christie Roach (husband, Randy), Jeff Holland (wife, Suzie), Tony Holland, Denise Collins, Charles Moon (wife, Leah), Christen Attebery (husband, Eric) and John Provine; her great-grandchildren include Kylan, Caden, Camden, Ryker, Hudson, Alexis, Charlize, Tony, Tyler, Taylor, Randi-Lee, Natalie, Persephone and Connor.
A graveside service will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Virginia Beach on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Clayton A. Hendrix
A celebration of life service for Clayton Alexander Hendrix, 78, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Upper Room Ministry, 702 Ossie Davis Parkway, with the church pastor/son, Elder Samuel Sellers, offering words of comfort.
The body will lie in repose at the church Sunday one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.
He was born Nov. 29, 1927 in Metter (Candler County) to the late Clayton Hendrix and Mollie Hendrix Hilton. At an early age he moved to Waycross with his family and received his formal education from the Waycross Public School System.
He lived in New York state for many years before moving back to Waycross. He was employed with Champion International Inc. in Waycross for 29 years before his retirement. He also worked in the timber industry.
On Thursday morning (Sept. 1, 2016), he departed this life at his residence after an illness.
Those left to cherish his memory include two daughters, Todra Edwards (John), of Waycross, and Claydessia Hendrix, of Hazlehurst; three sons, Elder Samuel Sellers (Renae), Sidney Sellers (Linda), both of Waycross, and Keith Sellers (Sonya), of Atlanta; a granddaughter, Lelia Edwards, of Waycross; two sisters, Dorene Hendrix, of Albany, and Sarah Thomas, of Tifton; a brother, James Hendrix, of Calhoun County; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.
Carolyn Brown Lee
Carolyn Brown Lee, 79, of Waycross, died Thursday night (Sept. 1, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.