Joseph Mark Davis
Joseph Mark Davis, 52, died Monday night (Sept. 19, 2016) at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. following an extended illness.
He was a native of Waycross and lived many years in Jacksonville, Fla., before moving back to Ware County. He was the son of the late Henry Melvin “H.M.” Davis and Hilda Strickland Davis and was also preceded in death by a brother Henry Melvin Davis Jr.
He was a member of the 1982 graduating class of Ware County High School, was a graduate from DeVry University, and was self-employed as a computer programmer and technician. He was of the Baptist faith and attended North Jacksonville Baptist Church and Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Ashlee Davis, of Jacksonville, Fla.; four brothers, the Rev. David Duncan Davis (wife, Janice), Lester Daniel “Danny” Davis (wife, Elaine), William Buddy Davis (wife, Glenda), and John Wayne Davis, all of Waycross, 10 nieces and nephews; a special friend, Helen Taylor, of Waycross; and other relatives.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Pierce Chapel Cemetery in Brantley County.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 this evening at Music Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Anthony D. McDonald
Anthony Dewayne McDonald, 53, of Alma, died Saturday afternoon (Sept. 17, 2016) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House.
He was born in Douglas to Hosea Vickers and Mae Vern Anderson. He made Waycross and Alma his home for all of his life. He worked 32 years for D.L. Lee and Sons Inc. in Alma.
He was a hard worker who was loved by so many. He loved his family very much and any time he was able to spend with them. He was preceded in death by his step-father, Henry Anderson Sr.
He is survived by his mother, Mae Vern Anderson, of Waycross; his father, Hosea Vickers (wife, Ovell), of Alma; his brothers and sisters, Lori Lee (husband, Enoch), of Waycross, Henry Anderson Jr. (wife, Maria), of Waycross, Henrietta Felton (husband, Leonard), of Warner Robins, Hosea Vickers Jr. (wife Chevy), of Alma, Renee Mumford, of Alma, Tina Crosby (husband, Stacy of Alma); and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church.
A private burial will take place at Paulk Cemetery in Ambrose.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 7 at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
The family is gathering at the home of his mother, Mae Vern Anderson, 1123 Tebeau Place, Waycross.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Joseph L. Howard Jr.
A celebration of life service for Joseph L. Howard Jr., 64, will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1700 Martin Luther King Drive, with the church pastor, the Rev. Alfred Stevens Jr., offering words of comfort.
“Buggy,” as he was affectionately known, was born Nov. 22, 1951 in Waycross. He was the eldest child born to Joseph Howard Sr. and Willie Mae Barnar Howard.
He received his formal education from the Ware County Public School System and graduated from Ware County High School in 1970. He also attended the former Okefenokee Technical School earning a certificate in welding as well as a certificate in base electrical technology.
He was joined in holy matrimony to Debbie McCray on June 5, 1972. This union was blessed with a son, Joseph III.
He was a faithful member of Shiloh Baptist Church where he was a member of the Bible Class, the Ushers’ Ministry and served as assistant superintendent of the Sunday School. He was also a member of the City Wide Ushers’ Ministry.
He was employed with International Paper Inc. for 30 years until it closed. He retired from GATX Inc. in Waycross after 11 years of service.
He was endowed with a warm friendly smile, a sweet spirit and a loving personality.
On Sunday evening (Sept. 18, 2016) he transitioned from his earthly home to his heavenly home surrounded by his loved ones.
Those left to cherish his memory include his devoted wife of 44 years, Debbie M. Howard; a son, Joseph Howard III (Melissa); grandchildren, Brittany Smiley (Joseph) and Elijah Howard; great-grandchildren, Serenity Smiley, Joseph Smiley and Jeremiah Smiley, all of Waycross; his mother, Willie Mae Howard, of Savannah; father, Joseph Howard Sr. (Bobbie), of Brunswick; brothers, Calvin Howard Sr. (Tiffany), of Waycross, and Jason Howard (Cynthia), of Brunswick; sisters, the Rev. Dr. Linda Rogers, Gwendolyn Russell (Bernard), Virginia Ross-Daniel, Drunell Howard, all of Savannah, and Bobbie Joe Fudge (John), of Brunswick; sisters-in-law, Sandra Coleman, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Diane Smith (Michael), of Waycross; brother-in-law, Timmy McCray (Marla), of Jacksonville, Fla.; special friends, Willie Weatherspoon III, of Douglas, Terry Weaterspoon Sr., Kevin Weatherspoon Sr., both of Waycross, Jerry Weaterspoon, of Perry; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Friends are being received at the Howard residence, 1402 Smith Road, and Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church.
The body will lie in repose at the church Saturday from 1 p.m. to the hour of service.
Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.
A celebration of life service for Ardelbert “A.D.” Roberson, 71, of Folkston, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Christian Fellowship Ministry, 2925 Paton Road, Folkston with the church pastor and brother, Dr. Bobby Roberson, offering words of comfort and Bishop Van Baker presiding.
“AD,” as he was affectionately known, was born Dec. 5, 1944 in the Toledo community of Charlton County, to the late Oliver Roberson Sr. and Lucy James Roberson.
He received his formal education from the public schools of Charlton County. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior at an early age.
He spent his employable years working with different local super markets, Humphrey’s Mining Company and retired after many years of service with the County of Charlton. He will truly be missed by everyone who knew him.
On Saturday morning (Sept. 17, 2016) he departed this life after an illness. He was in the loving care of Folkston Park Heath Care where he served as resident council president. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three siblings, Linda (beauty) Schultz, Adel Reed and Elder Oliver Roberson Jr.
He leaves to cherish his memory, five sisters, Luvennia Lewis, Stella Noble, both of Folkston, Nellie Alexander, Lucy D. Garman, both of Jacksonville, Fla., and Shirley A. Roberson, of Atlanta; four brothers, Dr. Bobby Roberson (Diana), of Folkston, Julius Roberson (Ernestine), of Jacksonville, Fla., Lee D. Roberson (Carol), of Waycross, and Winfred Roberson, of Atlanta; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Friends are being received at the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Bobby and Diana Roberson, 100 Garard St., Folkston.
The body will lie in repose Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. to the hour of service.
Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Memorial Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home of Waycross.
Tess Elaine Hunt
Tess Elaine Hunt, 48, of Jacksonville, Fla., went to be with the Lord Tuesday (Sept. 13, 2016).
She is survived by her mother, Ardean Bell; a son, Trotter Hunt, of Waycross; nieces and nephews, Timothy Brinson, of Waycross, Joyce Nylander, of Fayetteville, N.C., Aimmie Dunbar, of Jacksonville, Fla., David Menter, of Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Dawo Menter, of Leesville, La., and Lakendra Myers, of Waycross; several grand-nieces and nephews; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A wake will be held at Welch & Brinkley Funeral Home in Waycross Friday from 5 until 7 p.m.
A homegoing service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Family Worship Center, 631 Izlar St., Waycross, with Pastor Rod Swinson officiating.
Another viewing will be from 9:30 until 11 a.m. the day of the funeral. The cortege will assemble at 610 Crescent St. at 10:30 a.m.
Interment will be in Barnar Memorial Gardens in Waycross.
Family and friends may call at 610 Crescent St.
Arrangements are with Welch & Brinkley Mortuary.
Vicki C. Campbell
A memorial service for Vicki Cobb Campbell, 69, of Nashville, Tenn., will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Fluker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Bess offering words of comfort.
She was the daughter of Izola Jenkins Cobb and the late Nathaniel Clarence “Bubby” Cobb Sr. She was born June 2, 1947 in Waycross. She received her formal education from the Waycross Public School System and graduated from Center High School in 1964. She received her B.S. degree in history from Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tenn. and a masters degree in education from Memphis State University, Memphis, Tenn.
She was employed as a reading and test taking skills specialist at Lane College and Jackson State Community College in Jackson, Tenn. She was later employed at Tennessee State University with the same job title. Her last employment was at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. as director of the Learning Resource Center (aiding medical and dental students in passing their boards.) She also provided consultation service and seminars to medical and dental students both nationally and internationally on passing their boards.
She was an avid bridge player and was a member of three bridge clubs in Nashville. She played bridge on the computer with people around the world. She was a member of the Links Social Club of Nashville and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA).
She departed this life Thursday morning (Sept. 15, 2016) at a local hospital in Nashville, Tenn. after an illness. In addition to her father she was preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Cobb Robinson, a brother, Curtis L. Postell Jr., four aunts and three uncles.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Ernest Campbell; a son, Ernest Brian Campbell, both of Nashville, Tenn.; her mother, Izola Jenkins Cobb, of Waycross; a step-daughter, Veda Campbell, of California; a brother, Nathaniel Clarence “Nat” Cobb Jr., of Atlanta; three sisters, Carmetia Lowder, of New York, N.Y., Lenay Washington and Patricia O’Neal (David), both of Waycross; two adopted sisters, Angelque A. Cobb and Kristie Cobb White (James), both of Waycross; one aunt, Laura Lee Kelly, of Waycross; god-daughter, Bria Vicki Nicole White, of Waycross; brother-in-law, Nathaniel “Tech” Robinson, of Waycross; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Fluker Funeral Home is serving the family.
Williamnahschun Pillows, 29, of Waycross, the son of Valencia Pillows-Tubbs and Robert Tubbs, died Sunday morning (Sept. 18, 2016) in Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Fla., from injuries sustained in an automobile incident.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.
Van Buren Todd
Van Buren Todd, 59, died Tuesday (Sept. 20, 2016) at his residence.
He was a native of Brantley County but lived most of his life in Waycross. He was formerly employed as a care giver at Baptist Village Retirement Communities.
He was a member of Central Baptist Church and was a member of the choir there. He enjoyed making floral arrangements and playing the piano.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey Olan Todd and Annie Melissa Taylor Todd, two brothers, Randy Todd and Stanley Dewey Todd, and two sisters, Letha Faye Todd and Joan Faye Telles.
Survivors include a brother, Ronald Warner (wife, Mildred), of Waycross; two sisters, Lucy Mickell, of Blackshear, and Grace Joyner, of Blackshear; a special great-niece, Katie Rooks, and her children Landon and Journey; several other nieces, nephews and other relatives who helped take care of him; and a brother-in-law, James Marion Milton.
A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday night from 6 until 8 at Music Funeral Home.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com.