Carolyn H. Dill
Carolyn Virginia Harrell Dill died Saturday morning (March 28, 2015) at her residence.
She was born in Cairo (Grady County) Sept. 25, 1920 to the late George Barry Harrell and Lee Harrell Walker.
She grew up in Bradenton, Fla., graduated from Bradenton High School and Florida Business School. She was employed as a secretary for 44 months in the Command and Planning Center of the Orlando Air Base during World War II.
She married the late Howard E. Dill on March 9, 1946 and they were married for 66 years. She moved to Waycross in May, 1946.
She was a member of Central Baptist Church since 1954 and the Mary Martha Sunday School Class. She was an avid bridge player and was active in several bridge clubs.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, two brothers, Daniel Harrell (wife, Edith), of Palmetto, Fla., and Willis Harrell (wife, Mildred), of Palmetto, Fla., one sister, Jewell Reid (husband, Millard), of Mt. Dora, Fla., nephew, Charles Reid, of Orlando, Fla., and her son-in-law, Dr. Russ Cioffi.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol Dill Cioffi, of Atlanta; two grandchildren, Jim Cioffi, of Baltimore, Md., and Tara Renault (husband, Marc), of Carlisle, Pa.; five great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Garrett and Mariella Cioffi and Olivia and Atticus Renault; three nieces, Connie Smith (husband, Bryan), of Melbourne, Fla., Judy Kennedy Becker (husband, David), of Boise, Idaho, Janice Barringer Griner (husband, Rick), of Daytona, Fla.; three nephews, Danny Harrell, of Melbourne, Fla., George Alexander (wife, Candee), of Melbourne, Fla., Paul Alexander (wife, Princelle), of Melbourne, Fla.; and other relatives.
Other survivors include two dear friends, Richard and Judith Vorndran, of Atlanta, and loving caregivers, Annie Young White, Tasha Huff and Carolyn Ann Stewart.
A funeral will be held 3 p.m. Friday at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday beginning at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Baptist Church, 201 Ava St., Waycross, Ga. 31501 or Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501 or the charity of one’s choice.
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Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mercer Lois Jeffords
Mercer Lois “Mert” Jeffords, 72, died early Tuesday morning (March 31, 2015) at Cook Medical Center in Adel after an extended illness.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross where she worked in the banking industry for several years at First National Bank. She was affiliated with the Baptist faith.
“Mert,” as she was affectionately known, was the daughter of the late Foden Jeffords and Rowena Mercer Spikes Jeter. She was preceded in death by one sister, Judith Tyre.
Survivors include four children, Charles F. “Chuck” Devane Jr. (Andrea), of Hot Springs, Ark., Melissa “Sissy” Burgess (Jeff), of Fitzgerald, Pamela L. Dillard (Scott), of Adel, and Gregory “Greg” Tyre (Brittany), of Waycross; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Pat Garrard (Marvin), of Watkinsville; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 3 p.m. Friday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
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Charles McQuaig
Charles McQuaig, 82, of Waycross, died early Wednesday at Waycross Health and Rehabilitation Center after an extended illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

Johnnie H. Youmans
The funeral for Johnnie Velma Howard Youmans was held at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon at Patterson Baptist Church.
Officiating was the Rev. R.C. James.
Interment was in the Patterson Cemetery.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear was in charge of the arrangements.

Terry Lamar Crosby
The funeral for Terry Lamar Crosby was held 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon in the chapel of Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.
Officiating was Michael Carter.
Interment was in the New Home Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Corey Crosby, Ryan Crosby, Shawn Crosby, Matt Bennett, J.T. Crosby and Blake Hall.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear was in charge of the arrangements.