M.C. Coker, 75, died Thursday afternoon (Aug. 4, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Waycross.
He was a native of Kingstree, S.C., but he lived most of his life in the Waycross and Blackshear area. He served in the United States Army and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and the Senior Men’s Sunday School Class in Blackshear. After 29 years, he retired from CSX Railroad as a machinist.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Sherman Coker and Linnie Bell Kennedy Coker, and three siblings, Virgil Coker, Flemon Coker and Johnny Coker.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Jacqueline Williams Coker, of Blackshear; two sons, Matt Coker (Tracey), of Richmond Hill, and Mark Coker (Paige), of Waycross; four grandchildren, Hanna, Andrew, Ally and Sara Coker; six siblings, Jack Coker (Bobbie Jean), of Olanta, S.C., Virginia Edwards (Charles), Dexter “Pee Wee” Coker, Raymond Coker and Steve Coker, all of Darlington, S.C., and Rex Coker. of Dyersburg, Tenn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.
The Senior Men’s Sunday School Class of Emmanuel Baptist Church is asked to meet 1:40 p.m. Sunday at the church to serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Irene T. Crawford
Irene T. Crawford, 96, of Dallas, Georgia, passed away Thursday (August 4, 2016).
She was born in Boston, Ga. on Sept. 23, 1919, the daughter of the late Willie Lee and Cora Lee Massey Thompson. She worked for J.C. Penney’s in Thomasville and Waycross in sales as well as in the office.
She was an avid golfer with memberships in the Lakeview Golf Club and Okefenokee Golf Club. She was also a member of the Dutch Treat Club and a member of First United Methodist Church in Waycross.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Lamar Crawford Sr.; father, Willie Lee Thompson; mother, Cora Lee Massey Singletary; sister, Willie Lee Russell; and brother, J.C. Thompson.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Lana Irene and Ronald Brown, of Peachtree Corners; son and daughter-in-law, Lamar and Martha Sue Crawford, of Douglasville; grandchildren, Payton and Shannon Crawford, Kyler and Leslie Crawford, Paige and Craig Locklear, Karen Hunter, Rhonna and Alex Gurevich, Stephanie and Phil Sadd and Mendi and David Hogan; great-grandchildren, Sara and Dave Ferguson, Colby Crawford, Gavyn Crawford, Kylee Ann Crawford, Ila Belle Locklear, Colton Crawford, Mabry Locklear, Carter Crawford, Ben Hogan and Lon Hogan; great-great-grandchildren, Kalilah, Sean and Ashleigh; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Thomasville with Chaplain Patty W. Ryle officiating.
Interment will follow in the Laurel Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests contributions to Embrace Hospice, 216 West Wilson Street, Villa Rica, Ga. 30180, phone (770) 462-1047, or to the First United Methodist Church of Waycross, 410 Williams St., Waycross, Ga. 31501, phone (912) 283-2077.
Folks may share their thoughts and condolences online at www.hightowersmemorial.com
Hightower’s Memorial Chapel of Douglasville has charge of the arrangements.