Jasper L. Dixon Sr.
Jasper L. Dixon Sr., 87, died Tuesday morning (Sept. 8, 2015) at the Pierce County Nursing Home.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.
Marilyn Dixon Pittman
Marilyn Sue Dixon Pittman, 83, of Waycross, died Wednesday morning (Sept. 9, 2015) at Satilla Care Center after an extended illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Maudine N. Staten
Maudine Nelson Staten, 74, departed this life Monday (Sept. 7, 20150 at Satilla Care Center after an illness,
Survivors include a son, Jeffery Nelson (Sabrena), of Waycross; a brother, Robert Nelson (Maxine), of Waycross; and other relatives.
Friends are being received at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, 643 Owens St.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.
Bishop Earnest Davis
Bishop Ernest Davis, 92, departed this life Tuesday morning (Sept. 8, 2015) at Waycross Health and Rehabilitation Center, after an illness.
Survivors include his wife, Georgette Bivins Davis; his children, Eugene Curtis Davis (Armetha), of Waycross, Sabrina Rodriquez (Vincent), of Atlanta, Johnny Davis and Andre’ Davis, both of New York, N.Y.; and other relatives.
Friends are being received at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Eugene Curtis and Armetha Davis, 206 Columbus St.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.
HOMERVILLE — Martha Jon Steedley Wetherington, 68, died peacefully Sunday (Sept. 6, 2015) at Shands Cancer Hospital in Gainesville, Fla., surrounded by her loving family, who with her fought a courageous battle against complications resulting from cancer.
She was born March 21, 1947, in Homerville, daughter of the late Joe and Lola Mae Steedley. She graduated from Clinch County High School in 1965 and graduated from Valdosta State University with a degree in elementary education. She knew from an early age that she wanted to teach and did so for 35 years, mostly in the Clinch County school system.
She was a life-long member of the Homerville United Methodist Church, where she taught a youth Sunday School class and for many years was co-chairman of the United Methodist Women’s Christmas Bazaar and co-chairman of Vacation Bible School.
Most recently, she co-chaired the redesign and renovation project of the former pastor’s home into the current Wesley Building. She had many God given talents. Among the many, she was a beautiful seamstress and also had a natural gift for decorating and arranging flowers.
Prior to her illness, she enjoyed socializing and traveling with her family and friends, reading and participating in the Relay for Life. She was a 24-year breast cancer survivor.
She was also an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma women’s organization, the Red Hat Society, the Clinch Retired Educators Association and the Okefenokee District Library Board.
Survivors include her husband, Darrell Wetherington, of Homerville; daughter and son-in-law, Paige and Dan Register, of St. Johns, Fla.; sisters, Mary Jo Griffis, of Homerville, and Jennebeth (Freddy), James of Homerville; grandchildren, Trent and Blaire Register, of St. Johns, Fla.; nieces, Dawn (Howard) Slocumb, Amy (Johnny) Morgan and Molly McClaine; and nephew, Will McClaine.
The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Homerville United Methodist Church.
Officiating will be the Rev. John McGowan, the Rev. James Davis, the Rev. Dan Underwood and the Rev. Howard Slocumb.
Interment will be in the Pine Forest Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 9 o’clock at the funeral home.
Donations in her memory may be made to Homerville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 145, Homerville, Ga. 31634.
Condolences may be offered at the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Edward Austin, 87, of Waycross, formerly of Patterson, passed away Sunday (Sept. 6, 2015) at Satilla Care Center in Waycross.
The family is currently receiving friends at the home of his cousin, the Rev. Thomas Jr. and Christine Smith, 908 Cedar St., Waycross.
Visitation will take place from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Rainge Funeral Home, 505 Ware St., Blackshear.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James Missionary Baptist Church on the Ridge, 5600 Aaron’s Way, Patterson.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
William Adams Jr.
William “Billy” Adams Jr., 67, of Blackshear, died Tuesday morning (Sept. 8, 2015) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House following an extended illness.
He was born July 5, 1948 at Eglin Air Force Base in Okaloosa County, Fla., where he lived while growing up, and graduated from Choctawhatchee High School in 1967. Afterward, he attended Okaloosa Walton College and the National Elevator Education Program in Maryland with a major in electronics/mechanical technician and a minor in hydraulics.
He lived in various places over the years before moving with his family to Blackshear in 1988. He worked as an elevator service mechanic for 18 years and had also been a millwright and an industrial electrician. He was a member of the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC).
He was a jack-of-all-trades and enjoyed woodworking and gardening. He also enjoyed traveling, being on the water, participating in water sports and was a history enthusiast. Best of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and served as a volunteer with Boy Scouts of America with his grandsons.
He was of the Baptist faith.
Preceding him in death were his parents, William Leonard Adams Sr. and Mary Anne Grice Adams, and a brother, Dr. Edward Adams.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Joanne Rozier Adams, of Blackshear; his son, William Justin Adams (wife, Melissa), of Guyton; his daughter, Jennifer O’Driscoll (husband, Greg), of Blackshear; four grandchildren, Andrew (16) and Austin Adams (13), both of Guyton, and Gwen (4) and Maggie O’Driscoll (2 months), of Blackshear; his sister, Cindi Adams Johnson (husband, Brad), of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; a brother, Milton Adams, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Shirley and Joe Thigpen, of Blackshear, Evelyn and Leonard Steedley, of Homerville, Irvin Rozier (friend, Nancy Allen), of Blackshear, and Linda and Felton Burke, of Jesup and St. Simons Island; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service will take place Saturday at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.hartfh.com
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
Orrie T. McCrea Sr.
Orrie T. McCrea Sr., 75, of Waycross, died Monday (Sept. 7, 2015) at his residence.
He was born in Alma to the late Johnny Lee McCrea Sr. and Ocie Lee McCrea Moore. He made Waycross his home for most of his life. He worked as a machinist for CSX Railroad until his retirement in 2002 after 40 years of service. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish and work in his garden, especially with his roses.
He was known throughout the country for his accomplished Cornish Bantam Show Chickens. He raised the chickens and traveled all over the country actively showing them. More than anything he loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He especially enjoyed the times his grandchildren would travel with him to chicken shows.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and attended Second Baptist Church. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jeanine Hicks.
He is survived by his wife, Faye McCrea, of Waycross; two sons, Orrie McCrea Jr. (wife, Marsha), of Waycross, William McCrea (wife, Bunnie), of Waycross; seven grandchildren, Lance McCrea, Chloe Clark (husband, Petie), Cassidy McCrea, Chrisanna McCrea, Ashley McCrea, Dylan Lanier, Lina McCrea; three great-grandchildren, Lilliana Clark, Jonan Clark, Tyson Lanier; a sister, Equendial Buie (husband, Bobby), of Blackshear; a brother, John L. McCrea Jr., of Blackshear; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held 10 a.m. Thursday in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 5 until 7 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Southeast Cancer Unit, 401 Pendleton St., Waycross, Ga. 31501, or to Second Baptist Church “Building Fund,” 301 Tomberlin Road, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Dorothy Ann Blutcher
A celebration of life service for Dorothy Ann “Dot” Blutcher, 69, of Waycross, was held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 417 Wilkerson St., Waycross, where the Rev. Walter M. Scott Jr. is Pastor.
Pastor Thomas Smith Jr., of St. James Missionary Baptist Church on the Ridge, offered words of comfort. Pastor Alonzo Scott, pastor of Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church, presided.
Interment followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bryan Battle, Benjamin Smith, James Smith, Thomas Smith III, Lamonte Givins, Calvin V. Smith, Quinton T. Smith and Travis Smith.
Her nieces served as flower bearers.
Joyful accolades were given about her during the visitation Friday night at the funeral home.
The kitchen committee of Friendship Baptist Church served a wonderful meal to the family Saturday.
Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.
Irma Lou Wallace
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Irma Lou “Bunny” Eastman Wallace, 75, was held Tuesday morning at 11:30 at First United Methodist Church.
Officiating was the Rev. David Unkles.
Memorialization was by cremation.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.