Virgil D. Manning
Virgil Dorsey Manning, 61, went to be with the Lord Thursday (Aug. 20, 2015) at his home after a massive heart attack.
He was born and raised in Jesup, but lived most of his life in the Waycross-Blackshear area. He worked at Gilman Wood Products for many years, but most recently in his last working years, he loved escorting mobile homes and high bridge beams.
His hobbies included cooking, gardening, building wood items and playing checkers. As a saved Christian, he was very passionate and loved to spend time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Governor D. Manning and Vara Conner Manning, a nephew, Sam Manning, and his first wife of 21 years, Kay Manning.
Left to cherish his memory are his three children, John (Michele) Manning, Bert Manning and April (Albert) Thomas; his grandchildren, Brittany (Justin) Williams, Noah Manning, Drew and Madilyn Manning, Kenzie Jordan, Amiya Manning and Trevon Thomas; his brothers, Walter (Chao) Manning, Dexter (Claire) Manning; his sisters, Arlene (Jim) Mancil and Carolyn (Vernon) Blanton; several nieces and nephews; his wife for the last 10 years, Nancy Manning (who took great care of him), and her children, Ricky, Mary and Brenda.
He will be greatly missed by many other friends and relatives including special friends, Joyce and Al Deal.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Ellen M. Davis
Ellen M. Davis, retired school teacher, died Friday morning (Aug. 21, 2015) at her residence in Blackshear.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

Robert Steven Watkins
Robert Steven Watkins, 45, of Nahunta, passed away early Thursday morning (Aug. 20, 2015) at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick following a short illness.
Born in Fulton County, he was the son of the late James Edward Watkins Sr. and Barbara Townsend Ingram, of Waleska. Along with his father, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Charlie Ingram, and his brother, Jimmy Watkins.
He was of the Baptist faith. He worked as a truck driver for Comcar Industries. He enjoyed fishing, going to the beach, shooting guns, boats and gardening. He also loved the woods and walking through the swamp. His family was his pride and joy.
Survivors include his wife, Jessica Martin Watkins, of Nahunta; a son, Robert Watkins, of Nahunta; two daughters, Linda Martin and Nera Watkins, both of Nahunta; a grandchild, Steven Martin, of Nahunta; his mother, Barbara Ingram, of Waleska; and his brother, Danny Watkins, of Hortense; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be held Sunday evening starting at 6 o’clock at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
The funeral will be Monday at 3 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home with the Rev. Jake Baum officiating.
Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Danny Watkins, Clint Watkins, Rick Hagen, William Green, Jonathon Newton and Robert Fountain.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
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Donald Jimmy Pittman
Donald Jimmy Pittman, 58, of Waycross, died early Thursday (Aug. 20, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after a brief illness.
He was born in Waycross to the late Edgar J. Pittman Sr. and Louise Proctor Pittman. He made Waycross his home for his entire life. He was a skilled carpenter who was self-employed for many years in the construction industry.
He enjoyed being able to spend any time he could with his family and friends. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Mae Pittman, three sisters, Mary Raulerson, Violet Richardson and Carolyn Pittman, and a brother, James Pittman.
He is survived by three sons, D.J. Pittman (wife, Kristen), of Waycross, Scott Pittman (wife, Nicole), of Waycross, Roy Pittman (wife, Skeeter), of Waycross; his grandchildren, Desirae Pittman, Tyler Pittman, Zachary Pittman, Raymee Pittman, Logan Hood, Oceanna Hood, Levi Stephenson; three sisters, Dot Waldron (husband, Otis), of Jesup, Wanice Crews (husband, Gene), of Waycross, Ruthie Taylor (husband, Clint), of Tennessee; a brother, Buddy Pittman, of Waycross; and numerous other relatives.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at the funeral home.
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