Jean Tucker
Irma Jean Tucker, 77, died Saturday night (Dec. 10, 2016) at her residence in Blackshear.
She was a native of Chipley, Fla., but she was a resident of the Waycross/Blackshear area since 1955. She was formerly employed by Sue Bee Honey for 20 years, Matthew’s Furniture for 15 years and eventually retired as secretary for Storey’s Furniture after 14 years. She was a member of Swamp Road Baptist Church.
She was the daughter of the late Myer London Carmichael and Evelyn Parish Carmichael. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Orville John “Jack” Tucker, one son, Daniel Floyd King, one sister, Carolyn Rohrman, and one brother, Max L. Carmichael.
Survivors include two daughters, Dianna Jean Martin (Lee), of Waycross, and Janet Lynn Shonfelt (John), of Savannah; seven sons, Steve Wayne King (Frediree), of Waycross, Mark King (Lisa), of Blackshear, David John Tucker (Crystal), of Blackshear, Dale Tucker, of Michigan, Michael London Tucker, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Daniel John Tucker (Amy), of Blackshear; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Joyce Ann Pack
Joyce Ann Pack passed away Sunday morning (Dec. 11, 2016) surrounded by her family at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House.
Born in Princeton, Ind., she lived in Ware and Pierce counties most of her adult life. She moved to Ware County in 1972 with her husband, Edward C. Pack, and their five children.
She left everything she had ever known to live in Georgia. Tragedy struck the Pack family and she lost her husband Edward in 1985. She decided to remain in Georgia to be close to her children and grandchildren who had already begun to start families of their own.
She was preceded in death by her father, Cecil A. Johnson, her husband, Edward C. Pack, and a brother, David Johnson.
She is survived by her partner in life, Mike Bowman, of Blackshear; her children, Cheryl Nelson (Robert), of Waycross, Dorothy Rios (Vidal), of Mt. Airy, N.C., Michael Pack (Tammy), of Waycross, Edward Pack (Grace), of Blackshear, Daniel Pack (Melissa), of Waycross; her mother, Mary Johnson; two sisters, Judy Johnson Terry and Jackie Johnson Snapp (Terry); two brothers, Donald Johnson and Dewayne Johnson, all of Princeton, Ind.; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
The family is gathering at the home of Ms. Pack, 1854 Dean Lane, Blackshear.
Sympathy may be expressed at
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ingrid ‘Ivy’ Sullivan
Ingrid Vera Yvone “Ivy” Sullivan, 57, died Saturday night (Dec. 10, 2016) at her sister’s residence.
She was a native of Brunswick, but she lived most of her life in Camden, Charlton and Ware counties. She attended school in Charlton County, and she was formerly employed by the City of Folkston. She was a member of Fancy Bluff Church of God.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Emory Allen Lane and Phyllis Marie Sceals Newberry, her first husband, Tommy Strickland, and her second husband, Steve Sullivan.
Survivors include two sons, Franklin Lane (Jill), of Tennessee, and Thomas Strickland, of Ware County; two grandchildren, Franklin Lane Jr. and Chynna Lane; five siblings, Ester Marie Dowling (Terry), of Waycross, Kay Nease (Jimmy), of Marlo, Ga., Rebecca Goins (Jimmy), of Register, Ga., Thedis Rozier (late Ronnie), of Roberta, Ga., and Pamelia Brisco, of Cairo, Ga.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Kettle Creek Cemetery.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Ruben Robinson
Ruben “Dwight Bell” Robinson, 63, passed away Nov. 29, 2016.
He is survived by a daughter, Stephani Nicole Bell-Walker; and a son, Ruben Dwight Bell Jr.; and a host of loving relatives and sorrowing friends.
The funeral was to be held a 11:30 this morning at C.L. Page Mortuary, 3031 Moncrief Road.
Viewing was to be held from 10:30-11:30 this morning at the Mortuary.
A guest book is available at

Augusta Blount
Augusta Blount, of Waycross, died Saturday night (Dec. 10, 2016) at her residence after an extended illness.
She was born Jan. 27, 1931 in Hapeville, the youngest of three daughters of Judge Quincy Arnold and Louise Tripod Arnold. She graduated from Hapeville High School in 1948.
She attended the University of Georgia from 1948 to 1952 and graduated with a degree in journalism. While at the University of Georgia she met Clarence D. Blount and they were married on Oct. 18, 1952.
During the early years of their marriage she taught the fifth grade at Wacona Elementary School and then became a full time mother to their three children, Patty, Jeff and Brian.
She was an active member of Grace Episcopal Church of Waycross. She also served as a volunteer for the Satilla Regional Medical Center hospital auxiliary for many years.
Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her two sisters, Louise Arnold Hilliard and Martha Arnold Helming.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Judge Clarence Blount, of Waycross; her daughter, Dr. Patricia Blount (husband, Dr. Ilan Zawadzki), of Seattle, Wash.; two sons, Jeffrey Wayne Blount, of Waycross, Brian Arnold Blount Sr. (wife, Rhonda), of Waycross; five grandchildren, Brian Arnold Blount Jr., John Michael Blount, Tiffany Cash Goggin (husband, Sean), Miriam Zawadzki, Jonathan Zawadzki and Benjamin Zawadzki.
In addition to her loving and tireless support of her family and hospital volunteer work, she was an active and devoted member of her church and an avid bridge player. She loved to collect recipes and try new dishes out on her family and friends.
The family requests that any charitable donations made in her memory be directed to Grace Episcopal Church of Waycross, 401 Pendleton St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Grace Episcopal Church. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday morning at the church beginning at 10 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed at
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Willie Ruth Black
Willie Ruth Black, 66, of 1401 Doris St., Waycross, passed away Saturday (Dec. 10, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after a brief illness.
She was the wife of the late Deacon B.C. Black. She attended Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and was a deaconess.
The family is receiving friends at 1401 Doris St.
Funeral arrangements and a list of survivors will be announced later by Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

Sallie ‘Josie’ Gill
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Sallie Josephine “Josie” Hensley Gill, 68, was held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Officiating were the Rev. Ion Johns, the Rev. Chris Ogden and Brother Al Williams.
Interment was in the New Home Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Anthony Gill, Astin Gill, Dewayne Strayer, Craig Davis, Luke Strayer and Jim Guille.
Honorary pallbearers were Mark Williams, Greg Goggans, Tommy Williams, Al Williams, Tommy Smith, Hinson Moseley, Mike Boggs, Roger Byrd, Mark Hatfield, Mitchell Bowen and Richard King.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Andy Velie
BLACKSHEAR — A memorial service for the Rev. Andrew “Andy” Velie, 80, was held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Officiating were the Rev. Morris Pate, the Rev. Bob Tucker, Dr. Bill Young, Dennis Fulford, Frank Tanner, the Rev. Bill Ligon and Chris Braden.
Honorary pallbearers were Denice Tate, Dr. Earl Martin, Rudolph Peavy, Vic Martin, Ophelia Gaines, D.L. and Peggy Mercer, Mike Jones and Ed and Elizabeth Robbins.
Memorialization was by Cremation.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

James ‘J.R.’ Gilliard
A funeral for James (J.R.) Robert Gilliard took place Saturday afternoon in the Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Lairsey and the Rev. Ricky Knox officiating.
Burial was in Mt. Green Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Tim Musgrove, Kevin Dial, Kelly Dial, Wayne Smith, Freddie Lee and Brad Smith.

Sherroll Strickland
A funeral for David Sherroll Strickland took place Saturday morning at Woodard Chapel Church with the Rev. Freddie Walker officiating.
Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Serving as active pallbearers were David Hayes, Ed Howell, Chris Short, Eric Short, Patrick Shepherd and Garrett White.
Honorary pallbearers were former co-workers of CSX.
Arrangements were with Music Funeral Home.

Judy Head Williamson
BLACKSHEAR — A funeral for Judy Head Williamson, 71, was held Friday evening at 7:30 in the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. Joe Thigpen.
Memorialization was by cremation.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Freddie Mae Jones
A homegoing celebration for Freddie Mae Jones was held Saturday 11 a.m. at Faith Works C.O. G. I. C., 1118 Effie St.
Evangelist Kathy Pierce, pastor, officiated and Superintendent William Williams’s, Chief of Staff of the Historic 1st Jurisdiction of Southern Georgia, Pastor of Full Gospel Tabernacle C.O. G.I.C., Homerville, offered words of comfort, “It Is Well” from II Kings 4: 14-26 NKJV.
Flowerbearers were her nieces.
Pallbearers were Harvey Edmond, Deontray Glaze, Devante Glaze, Jaquan Jones, Joe Kitchen, Eric Rawls Sr.
Interment was in Oakland Cemetery.
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.”
She was the wife of a loving husband, Jerome Evans Jones, and the mother of a devoted son, Deacon Jimmy Moore Jr.; three sisters, Frances Milton and Rosa Mae Sanders, all of Waycross, Wanda Sims, of Pearson; three brothers, Charles Rawls, of Willacoochee, Eugene Rawls Jr. and Bobby Rawls, both of Waycross; mother-in-law, Vinnie Evans Jones; a sister-in-law, Vanessa Jones, and brother-in-law, Issac Jones, all of Waycross; a host of aunts, uncles, special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The funeral was escorted by the Ware County Sheriff’s Department and Waycross Police Department.
Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lois Geneva Barber
A graveside service for Lois Geneva Barber was held Friday morning at Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. Derwin Griffin officiating.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mavis Nell Fussell
A funeral for Mavis Nell Fussell was held Friday afternoon at Hargraves Chapel with the Rev. Clayton Davis officiating.
Burial followed in Hargraves Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Kelsey Banks, Damian Chauncey, Brenton Cox, Nathan Deaton, Michael Logan and William Logan.
Serving as honorary pallbearer was Adam Bowen.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.