Robert ‘Red’ Inman
Former United States Army Airman Robert “Red” A. Inman Sr., 89, received his heavenly wings and was inducted into the celestial air force Tuesday evening (Sept. 22, 2015) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House after a courageous battle against Parkinson’s disease.
He passed in the company of two very, very dear friends, Jean Lott and Tanja Williams, two daughters of his longtime friend, the late Albert Williams, as these two angels serenaded him with the hymn, “It Is Well with My Soul.”
He was born in Albany, Ga. Feb. 28, 1926, to John Stephen Inman and Eloise Slappey Inman.
He was a great and honorable man who received much joy by talking and interacting with people. He was a devoted husband and father.
Survivors include his wife, Ann W. Inman; a sister, Eloise Inman Jackson (Lawson), of Richardson, Texas; and one brother, Dr. John S. Inman Jr. (Willa), of Albany.
In addition to scores of friends, he leaves behind to grieve two daughters and three sons, including Bonnie Inman Dozier (Don), of Acworth, and Eloise Inman Purdom (Larry), of Waycross, as well as Robert Allen “Bud” Inman Jr., of Worley, Idaho, Stephen Williams Inman, of Waycross, and Daniel Brosnan Inman, of Waycross.
Survivors also include six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews; and the remaining members of the Albert Williams family.
He fought in the Pacific Theatre in World War II as a member of the 11th Airborne Division. He was an honorary member of the Waycross Fishing Club. He had a lifetime membership and was one of the oldest members of Childers Family YMCA where he went daily until he moved to Baptist Village. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He was educated at Emory at Valdosta College, The Citadel and the University of Georgia.
After successfully owning Robert A. Inman, Inc., a men’s high end clothing store in Albany, he moved his family to Waycross in 1968 and they began immediately contributing to their new hometown. He was president of the Waycross Beverage Co. In his final business venture, he and his son, Dan, were owners and operators of Package Outlet in Waycross.
He loved the game of golf and loved playing at the old Okefenokee Golf and Country Club on Riverside Avenue where he was a longtime member. Many weekends were spent in the company of his wife and children at the popular club. When he passed away at Hospice Satilla, his room was actually beside the old pond located adjacent to holes 13 and 14, a fitting coincidence noted by his family at his bedside. On the afternoon of the day he died, he and his daughter Eloise, also an avid golfer, “replayed” the holes together.
A Rosary visitation will take place Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Music Funeral Home.
A Requiem Memorial Mass will be held at noon Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 2011 Darling Ave.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Loaves and Fishes, Hospice Satilla and Baptist Village.
Jimmy Lee Perry
Jimmy Lee Perry entered into eternal rest Thursday (Sept. 24, 2015) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House, Waycross.
A Waycross native, he was preceded in death by his parents, Jordan Perry Jr. and Frances Perry.
Survivors include a devoted wife, Louise Reed Perry; daughter, Sheena Causer (Anthony), of Waycross; sons, Jimmy Perry (Melline), of Blackshear, and Jason Perry (Bettie), of Kenner, La.; sisters, Alice Faye Boyd (Albert), of Waycross, and Athylene Grant (Wade), of Blackshear; brothers, Franklin Perry (Eldar), of Memphis, Tenn., Davis Perry, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Martin Perry (Ann), of Birmingham, Ala.; and other relatives.
Friends are being received at the family residence, 1405 Bokum St.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announce later by Fluker Funeral Home.
Emory Black Jr.
Emory Black Jr., 68, of 1504 Delaware Ave., Waycross, passed away Friday (Sept. 18, 2015) after a short illness.
He was born in Clinch County to the late Emory Sr. and Vera Black. He was a native of Waycross, where he attended the public schools. He was a member of Zachary Holiness Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emory Sr. and Vera Black, and by his sister, Diane Williams.
He leaves to cherish his memory four sisters, Juanita Black, Dorothy Carruthers (Dan), Barbara Black and Jacqueline Keaton; one brother, Harry Lee Black (Thelma); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zachary Holiness Church, 1810 Panama Ave., Waycross. Elder Clarence Adamson, pastor of Zachary Holiness Church, will offer words of comfort.
Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Waycross.
Visitation will take place from 5 until 7 p.m. today at Rainge Funeral Home, 505 Ware St., Blackshear.
The cortege will assemble at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at the residence, 1504 Delaware Ave., Waycross.
Friends are being received at the home of his sister, Juanita Black, 1504 Delaware Ave., Waycross.
Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
Howard R. Fancher
Howard Russell Fancher, 94, entered peacefully into eternity Tuesday (Sept. 22, 2015).
He was born Dec. 7, 1920, Indianapolis, Ind., and grew up there. He graduated from Ben Davis High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He spent his career working in the Department of Defense, and after retirement, became a much-loved school bus driver in the DeKalb County School System.
He served faithfully as a Scoutmaster for more than 20 years and was very proud that all four of his sons attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a member of Skyland United Methodist Church. He loved his family and joyfully embraced life and its adventures. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He was pre-deceased by his wife, Gertrude Ramey Fancher, his parents, John and Hazel Fancher, brothers, Richard, Herald and William, and a sister, Dorothy.
He is survived by his sons, Darrell (Carol), of Jacksonville, Fla., Lance (Sherrie), of Vero Beach, Fla., Eric (Pam), of Lawrenceville, and Derwin (Carol), of Lake Wylie, S.C.; five grandchildren, Barron, Adam, Emily, Erica and Bailee; a sister, Ruth Sipe; a brother, Dale; and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Oakland Cemetery in Waycross, to celebrate his life.
Arrangements are with Music Funeral Home.
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