Margie Ann T. Googe
Margie Ann Thornton Googe, 67, of Waycross, departed this earthly existence on Friday morning (Aug. 14, 2015), to be with her Heavenly Father.
Born Aug. 20, 1947, in Brunswick, she lived most of her life in Blackshear. She was a housewife and was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Wesley Googe, two sons, James Robert Googe and Middleton Dewey Googe, her parents, Gilbert and Thelma Anderson Thornton, and a brother, Gerald Durrance.
Survivors include her children, John Wesley Googe (wife, Chrystal), Patricia M. Cherry (husband, Roy) and William “Peter” Googe, all of Waycross; three grandchildren, James M. Hill Sr. (wife, Ruby) and William Clayton Hill, both of Waycross, and Jeremiah Sousa, of Florida; two great-grandchildren, James M. Hill Jr. and Margie E. Hill, both of Texas; three special nephews, Jerry Lee Durrance and family, of Patterson, Matthew Gilbert Durrance and family, of Florida, and Johnny Howdy Durrance and family, of Waycross; and many other family members and friends.
A funeral will take place Monday morning at 11 o’clock at Lake Chapel Primitive Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Lake Chapel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Sunday evening at the funeral home from 6 until 8 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

Robert ‘Bob’ Chase
Orange Park, Fla. — Lt. Col. Ret. Robert “Bob” Chase, of Orange Park, Fla., died peacefully at his home Tuesday (Aug. 11, 2015) at the age of 83.
He was born on July 27, 1932, in Derry, N.H., to the late Frank Chase and Grace Duffield Chapman. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Doris Chase and Marion Makepiece, and all four of his brothers, John McGuire, Russell Chase, Sherman Chase and Franklin Beezie.
A graduate of Pinkerton Academy, he attended college at the University of New Hampshire, class of 1955, and after graduation was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.
He married Joan Stevens, of Colebrook, N.H., in November 1955. He served 27 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring after a distinguished career as a lieutenant colonel. While in the Air Force, he was a KC-97 and KC-135 navigator. He was a Vietnam veteran and was proud to have served his country.
He married Mary Dixon Cox of Blackshear, in June, 1982, and they settled in Orange Park, Fla., where they spent 28 fantastic years together before Mary’s passing in 2010.
After retirement, he spent time as a teacher and then became a realtor with Watson Realty in Orange Park — a job he was truly passionate about. He loved football, golf, lobster and spending time with his family.
He is survived by two sons, Mark Chase (wife, Donna), of Rochester, N.H., and Matthew Chase (wife, Freda), of Huber Heights, Ohio; a daughter, Anne Sproul (husband, Jack), of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a step-daughter, Holly Swan (husband, Jim), of Columbia, S.C.; a step-son, Danny Cox (wife, Penny), of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Sally Pellissier, of Derry, N.H.; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in the Blackshear Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home chapel one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.or, the USO,, or to any veteran’s charity of the giver’s choosing.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Lois Raulerson
Mary Lois Raulerson, 78, of Waycross died late Wednesday night (Aug. 12, 2015) at her residence after an extended illness.
She was born in Brooks County to the late Henry J. Thompson and Mary Peavy Thompson. She made Waycross her home for most of her life.
An accomplished seamstress, she worked for many years with Matt’s Jackets. She was an avid gardener, who loved all types of flowers, especially lilies. Most of all she was a loving grandmother, who loved spending any time she could with her grandchildren.
Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene L. Raulerson, a son, Dale Raulerson, and three brothers, Jack Thompson, Billy Thompson, and Jerome Thompson.
She is survived by her children, Patricia Whorton, of Tennessee, Beverly Harper, of Blackshear, Wanda Hutchinson, of Arkansas, Dana Hipps (husband, Oscar), of Waycross, Randall Raulerson, of Waycross, Wendy Page (husband, Brian), of Waycross, Amber Raulerson, of Waycross; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Hilda Carter (husband, Jake), of Waycross; and numerous other relatives.
A funeral will be held at 11 o’clock this morning in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends this morning beginning at 10 o’clock at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed at

Naomi J. Bryson Winn
BRISTOL — Naomi Josephine Bryson Winn, 90, of Bristol, passed away Friday morning (Aug. 14, 2015) at her residence.
Born in Bristol, July 5, 1925, she lived in Pierce and Appling counties all of her life. She was a homemaker and was a member of Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church where she was in the Young at Heart Senior Group and the Adult Sunday School class. She loved being a Christian and sharing her faith.
She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and gardening and dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was a daughter of the late Henry Holmes and Nan Nell Daniel Bryson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Regie Olan Winn, her son, Jimmy Winn, and her sister, Eldis Head.
Survivors include three daughters, Sissy (Dewey) Barber, of Townsend, June (Grady) Thomas, of Odum, and Lesa Winn, of Bristol; a daughter-in-law, Erma Winn, of Bristol; 11 grandchildren, Scotty Scott, Lee (Maggie) Winn, Robbie Winn, Rhett Barber, Wesley Barber, Sali Barber, Bryson Thomas, Grayson Thomas, Chael (Magen) Gilleon, Daniel (Kristie) Gilleon and Maci Gilleon; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church.
Interment will be in the Piney Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service.
The family kindly requests members of the Young at Heart Senior Group along with employees of Hospice of South Georgia to serve as honorary pallbearers. They are asked to meet at the church by 2:30 Sunday afternoon.
Memorials may be made to Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church, 1944 Piney Grove Church Road, Bristol, Ga. 31518.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

Joe Ann Hesters Patton
A graveside service for Joe Ann Hesters Patton was held Friday morning at Piney Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers were John Bennett, Ashley Cox, Bill Bowen, Tim Bennett, Alton Nobles and Andy Tennison.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ben R. Taylor
A funeral for Ben R. Taylor was held Friday afternoon at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Derwin Griffin and the Rev. Danny Varnadore officiating.
Burial followed in Shiloh Cemetery in Homerville.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Arrington, Timmy Cravey, Pete Eldridge, Freddie Hickox, Arthur Murray and Ronnie Tyre.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were employees of Eldridge Hardware, fellow contractors, Satilla Regional Water and Sewer Authority Members, “Breakfast Table Friends” and members of the Ware County class of 1960.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.