Cleve Johnson, 72, died Friday evening (April 24, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following his battle with cancer.
He was born in Jacksonville, Fla., and resided in the Hurricane community most of his life. He was a barber for 20 years and also a correctional officer for Ware State Prison. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed family, fishing, hunting and watching Fox News.
He was a son of the late Vernon Cleveland Johnson and Amanda Luella Davis Johnson.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Johnson, of Waycross; five children, Tammy Widner (late husband, Bill), of Jacksonville, Fla., Vernon Cleveland Johnson III, of Hilliard, Fla., Jason Johnson (wife, Jennifer), of Greensboro, N.C., Adam Johnson (wife, Evelyn), of Waycross, and Nicole Williams (husband, Justin), of Waycross; seven grandchildren, Chad Widner, Matthew Widner, Emily Johnson, Josie Johnson, Mollie Williams, Andrew Johnson and Aaron Johnson; and one great-grandson, Luca Widner.
The family would like to thank everyone for all the love and support that has been shown to them for so many years. He fought a long hard battle and he is now resting in peace.
There are many people asking about arrangements but Cleve had said for many years that he didn’t want a viewing or a service and that he wished to be cremated. Out of respect for him the family will honor those wishes.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to http://www.mattiesmission.org
Hazel Harris Gregg
Hazel Harris Gregg was born Hazel Ella Harris June 22, 1926 in Blackshear, daughter of Martin and Lelia Harris.
A long-time resident of Huntsville, Ala., she passed away Tuesday (April 21, 2015) at her apartment home at Regency Retirement Village.
She was a member of Central Church of Christ.
Prior to settling in the Huntsville area with her husband, Homer Gregg, and sons in the 1960s, she and her family lived in many places including Kansas City, Mo., where she worked in a munitions plant during WWII.
She worked in the beauty industry for 60 years as a hairstylist and owned several successful beauty salons in Huntsville. She enjoyed her profession and was a hard worker in all she did. She loved to cook and enjoyed gardening. She liked to say “My joy is the Outside” and especially loved south Georgia, the coast, to fish and to socialize with family and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, four sisters, Evelyn O’Steen, Azilee O’Steen McCormick, Geneva Harris and Emma Lois Harris, and six brothers; Lonnie, Ward, Floyd, Lewis, Mart and Arnie.
She is survived by two sons, Richard Glenn Gregg Sr., of Huntsville, Ala., and Ronald Derrick Gregg (Susan), of Hazel Green, Ala.; four grandchildren, Tamela Gregg Gibbs (Paul) and Richard Glenn Gregg II, of Huntsville, Dawn Lovett and Rondel Derrick Gregg, of Hazel Green; seven great-grandchildren, Savannah and Caroline Gibbs, of Huntsville, Elizabeth, Kaitlyn and Mackenzie Gregg, and Justin and Samantha Lovett, all of Hazel Green; one brother, Arlen Harris (Janice), of Lyles, Tenn.; and many special nieces, nephews and friends.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Blackshear. It was her deep desire to be buried in her family plot at Shiloh Church where her father preached for many years.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Shiloh Cemetery Fund, c/o Roger Carter, 6119 Big House Road, Blackshear, Ga. 31516.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements.