A celebration of life service for Williamnahschun Vada Pillows, 29, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 901 Ossie Davis Parkway, with the church pastor, the Rev. Jackie Hooper Sr., offering words of comfort.
Interment will be in Hazzard Hill Cemetery.
“Shon,” as he was affectionately known, was born July 6, 1987 at NAS Pensacola Naval Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. He received his formal education from the Ware County School System where he attended Wacona Elementary, Waresboro Elementary, Ware County Middle and graduated in 2007 from Ware County High School.
Always talented artistically from childhood to adulthood, he created many drawings, paintings and projects throughout his school years. In middle school he was one of the creators of “Super Gator” — a muscular super hero gator who fought the war against drugs for Red Ribbon. He was also an illustrator for the school yearbook. In high school he was a member of the chess club.
He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 2009 where he was a finance clerk and a marksmanship coach. Upon honorable discharge from the Marines, he enrolled in Full Sail University in Winter Park, Fla., where he was studying for an animation and gaming degree.
He was employed by Epic Theaters on Lee Vista in Winter Park, Fla., and was writing a comic book based on his daughter when he died Sept. 18, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile incident.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Arraya Dymas Pillows, his great-grandparents, Talmadge Armstrong Solomon, Robert Solomon, Printice Medlock Sr., Frankie Mae Medlock and Alfreida Richardson.
Those left to cherish his memory include his parents, Valencia Pillows-Tubbs and Robert Tubbs, of Waycross, William Pillows (Sandra); his siblings, D’Shiuntahdelores Pillows and Robert Z.M. Tubbs, both of Waycross; his grandparents, Printice and Roberta Medlock Jr., of Waycross, Johnny Richardson (Bernandette), of Melbourne, Fla.; aunts, Maria Medlock, Anya Thomas (Luke), Kesha Hamm (Allen), Audrey Martin, all of Waycross, Blondell Jones, of Las Vegas, Nev., Florence Clayborn (Eric), of Los Angeles, Calif.; his uncles, Johnny Richardson (Carmen), Darien Richardson (Tamika), both of Waycross, and Vincent Tubbs, of Jacksonville, Fla.: great-aunts; great-uncles; a grand-uncle; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
Friends are being received at his grandparents’ residence, Printice and Roberta Medlock Jr., 610 Community Drive.
Visitation will be Friday at Fluker Funeral Home, 985 Ossie Davis Parkway, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The body will lie in repose Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. to the hour of service.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.
Edna Anderson, 80, went home to be with her Heavenly Father Thursday (Sept. 22, 2016) following an illness.
A native of Waycross, she was born to the late Pompey and Rosa Lee McCray on April 18, 1936. She was married to the late William “Patsy” Anderson.
She was educated in the Waycross Public School System and graduated from Center High School. She was a life-long member of Greater Mount Zion A.M.E. Church.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Annie Lee Warren, Beatrice Turner, Elizabeth Henderson and Betty King.
She is survived by two brothers, Christopher McCray, of Waycross, and Charles McCray (Esther), of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; sister, Billie Thompson, of Ormond Beach, Fla.; a step-daughter, Patricia Pope (Jerry), of Jacksonville, Fla.; one granddaughter, Brittany Pope, of Jacksonville, Fla.; three god-children, Sharia Paige, Atlanta, Teniah Avent and Tenesha Avent, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Greater Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, 1085 Ossie Davis Parkway, where the Rev. Roshelle McCrae, pastor, will offer words of comfort.
Memorialization is by cremation.
Full arrangements are entrusted to Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway.
Billy Hugh Moody
Billy Hugh Moody, 67, of Lanett, passed away Tuesday (Sept. 27, 2016) at the EAMC Lanier Hospital in Valley, Ala.
He was born Jan. 28, 1949 in Robinson County, N.C., to the late Capers Moody and Lennie P. Moody.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Faith Evangelistic Church with the Rev. Lonnie Baldwin officiating and guest speakers, Joann Stribling and Gary Berrier.
The family will receive friends at the church Saturday from 1 p.m. until the service hour.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Sara Moody; children, Francis Shumake, William Childers, Daniel Moody and Justin Shumake; and siblings, Bobby (Cheryl) Moody, Lonnie (Brenda) Baldwin, Patricia (Mark) Oakes, Joyce Baldwin; grandchildren, Caden Barile, Julian, Dillon, Noah and Kennedy.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, H.B. Moody, Wayne Moody, Elizabeth Moody, Kenneth Moody, Linda Harris, Larry Moody and Debbie Finklea.
He was a member of Faith Evangelistic Church for 24 years.
He worked for Pantry Pride Grocery Stores in Jacksonville, Fla. for 10 years and with Gurden Industries in Waycross for two years.
He was a United States Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1971. He was honorably discharged after his military service to his country and retired thereafter.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in his name to Chattahoochee Hospice.
Sympathy may be expressed on the website at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com
Arrangements are with Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home, of Valley, Ala.
Daniel Bradley Jordan
Daniel Bradley Jordan, 94, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning (Sept. 28, 2016) at his residence in Dixie Union.
He was a lifelong resident of Waycross/Ware County and graduated from Wacona High School. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a committed soldier. Following the war, he worked the first 26 years with Swift and Company Meats in sales and owned and operated Jordan Feed for 36 years. He retired at the age of 93. He also served on the board of the Ware County Farm Bureau, Ware County Planning Commission and Satilla REA in Alma.
He loved his family and gathering with them. He enjoyed fishing, growing a garden and talking to his customers and friends. He also enjoyed raising his family, farm life and raising and taking care of his animals.
He loved the Lord Jesus Christ and his life was a testimony of this. All who knew him knew he was a man of God and he was always eager to share his life blessings with all. He was a member of Rehobeth Baptist Church, where his son, Phil Jordan, is pastor. He also enjoyed going to gospel sings in surrounding counties.
He was a son of the late, David “Dave” Jordan and Francis Rowland Jordan. He was preceded in death by a child, Diane Jordan, a grandchild, Alicia Justice, and a great-grandchild, Carter Howell.
He is survived by his beloved sweetheart and wife of 72 years, Genevieve Carter Jordan, of Waycross; four children, Daniel B. Jordan Jr. (wife, Gloria), of Blackshear, Linda Justice (husband, Malcolm), of Waycross, the Rev. Phil Jordan (wife, Elaine), of Waycross, and Lisa Waters (husband, Kenneth), of Bickley; nine grandchildren, Jeana Little (husband Thomas), Sonia Delk (husband, Greg), Michelle Dixon (husband, Teke), Jenny Starling (husband, Chad), Brad Jordan (wife, Amanda), Emily Howell (husband, Adam), Phillip Jordan (wife, Ashlyn), Kenna Waters and Hunter Waters; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a special niece, Shirley King (husband, Elmond), of Brunswick; numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 12 p.m. Friday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday morning at the funeral home from 10 until 11:30.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Rehobeth Baptist Church, 1296 Cason Road, Blackshear, Ga. 31516.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Charles Westberry Jr.
Charles M. Westberry Jr., 79, a resident of Wheaton, Ill., died Tuesday (Sept. 27, 2016) at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill.
He was born Sept. 8, 1937 in Waycross to Charles Sr. and Lois Westberry.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the late 1950s. On Oct. 26, 1957, he married Patricia French at Eastside Baptist Church in Chicago. In 1968 they moved to Glen Ellyn, Ill. He worked within the healthcare industry for many years.
He was a member of the Wheaton Masonic Lodge. He has been a member of Village Green Baptist Church since 1968. He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his three children, Susan “Kim” (Patrick) Nelms, of Wheaton, Charles (Paula) Westberry III, of Berwyn, and Jason (Karin) Westberry, of Wheaton; five grandchildren, Patrick, Jeffrey, Charles IV (Jasmine), Sean and Samuel; his great-granddaughter, Aryel; and his sister-in-law, Patricia Westberry.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia, and his brother, Ronald Westberry.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral to be held at 11 a.m. at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., in Wheaton, Ill.
Interment will be private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the VFW Post No. 2164, 0N731 Papworth St., Wheaton, Ill. 60187. Checks may be made payable to Wheaton VFW Post 2164.
Family and friends may sign a guest book at hultgrenfh.com
For more information, call Hultgren Funeral Home at (630) 668-0027.
John Wayne Culver
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for John Wayne Culver, 67, was held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock at the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. Bryan Gunter.
Interment was in the Winn-Thomas Cemetery.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.