Ballard Hyden
Ballard Hyden, 65, died Thursday night (July 23, 2015) at his residence following an extended illness.
He was a native of Montgomery County, Ohio, son of the late Roedolph Hyden and Virginia Margurite McEvilly Hyden. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Julie Ann Hyden, a son, Roedolph Hyden II, brothers, David Paul Hyden and John K. Hyden.
After graduating high school, he joined the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War as a tank driver with Company A, 5th Battalion. Following his military service, he was employed in several civil service jobs.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Louise Washington Hyden, of LaConner, Wash.; two daughters, Patricia Ann Hyden and Nova Rebecca Hyden, both of Kentucky; his step-children, Marie Washington and Elizabeth Washington, both of LaConner Wash.; grandchildren, Jamie Hyden and Taylor Jefferson; his sister, Viola Mae Elizabeth Heidie “Jamie” Crews (Mike), of Waycross; sisters-in-law, Tanica Hyden, of Waycross, and Dorothy Hyden, of Indiana; nieces and nephews, Amanda Joe Haynes, John “J.W.” Willis Netherton, David Hyden II, Taylor Nicole Hyden, Dorothy Hyden, April Elaine Hyden and Denna Elaine Hyden; great-nieces and great-nephews, Jason Haynes, Arian Haynes, Hailey Netherton, Gabby Jo Netherton, Serenity Netherton, Lilly Netherton, Brenda Hyden, Brittany Hyden and Vickey Hyden.
Visitation will be held from 2 until 2:30 p.m. today at Music Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Blanche King Carver
Blanche King Carver, 89, died Thursday (July 30, 2015) at the Baptist Village Retirement Communities following a short illness.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
She was a daughter of the late Tim King and Letha Williams King. She was married to the late William Harry Carver and was also preceded in death by her son, Jerald Lamar Carver, and a brother, Rufus King.
She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Wanda Floyd, of Douglas; two grandchildren, Jennifer Hayward, of Screven, and Jerry Carver (Sarah), of Blackshear; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Grace Jordan, of Waycross, Jewell Hersey, of Blackshear, and Ethel Edenfield, of Jesup; two sisters-in-law, Louise Adams, of Douglas, and Christine Jordan (Stafford), of Waycross; a brother-in-law, Alton Carver, of West Green; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Hephzibah Cemetery.
The family will be receiving friends Saturday evening at Music Funeral Home from 5 until 7 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Aletha Mae H. White
HICKOX — Aletha Mae Herrin White, 96, of Hickox, passed away Wednesday evening (July 29, 2015) at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Wayne County which is now Brantley County, she was the daughter of Joseph Madison “Mack” Herrin and Julia Thrift Herrin. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Willie Lee “Bill” White, and 10 siblings, Isabell Highsmith, Edna Manor, Joseph Herrin, Elias Herrin, Jim R. Herrin, Alfred Herrin, Ernest Herrin, Julie Davis, Johnnie Herrin and Jerry Herrin.
She worked as secretary for Brantley County Extension Office for 20 years. She was a faithful member of Hickox Baptist Church since 1950 where she taught Sunday School for many years.
She was a member of the Senior Ladies Sunday School Class, the Brantley County Senior Citizens and the Brantley Home Demonstration Club. She also served for many years as a chaperone for the 4-H’ers at camp.
She loved quilting, working in her flowers and spending time with her loving family.
Survivors include her three sons and their spouses, Wayne and Shirley White, of Brunswick, James Madison “J.M.” and Betty White, Wilfred and Shirley White, both of Hickox; two daughters and their husbands, Allyson and Larry Johns, Denise and Allan Brooks, both of Hickox; 12 grandchildren, Sara, Lawton, Hannah, Scott, Mark, Michael, Bruce, Donovan, Jarrett, Justin, David and Rhonda; 25 great-grandchildren, Michael, Josh, Reagan, Evan, Lauren, Kali, Sierra, Marah, Gavin, Madison, Jeffery, Riley, Jacob, Kaitlyn, Griffen, Morgan, Ryder, Colton, Autry, Austin, Dallas, Derrick, Travis, Peyton and Ethan; six great-great-grandchildren, Cole, Emeri, Noah, Alaina, Raiden and Daisy; a special sister and friend and brother-in-law, Janie and Edward Brand, of Hickox; several nieces, nephews and other relatives; and her special caregivers, Linda Chesser and Jill Brand (Dr. Jill).
The funeral will be held this morning at 10 o’clock at Hickox Baptist Church with the Rev. Jamie Giddens and the Rev. Mike Hendrix officiating.
Pallbearers will be her nine grandsons, Lawton, Scott, Mark, Michael and Bruce White, Donovan, Jarrett and Justin Johns and David Brooks.
Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Hickox Baptist Church and the Men and Ladies Senior Sunday School Class. All honorary are asked to meet at the church by 9:30 this morning.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hickox Baptist Church Building Fund.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Carole Tuten Rozier
A graveside service for Carole Tuten Rozier was held Friday morning at Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. Blaney Pridgen, Lee Thornton and Sarah Moody officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Waycross High School class of 1960 and Mary Ellen McQueen.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.