Gerald Sylvester Kirby
A memorial service for Gerald Sylvester Kirby, 61, will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hazzard Hill Cemetery on Central Avenue.
A native of Waycross, he was born Dec. 22, 1953 to the late Sylvester Kirby and Ethel Williams Kirby.
He lived most of his life in Brunswick. He was called home on Saturday (Nov. 14, 2015) at Golden Isle Hospice.
He was a graduate of Waycross High School class of 1972. He later attended Waycross-Ware County Technical School where he studied heavy equipment operations. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Bernice Kirby Mitchell, Mae Ethel Hunter, Deloris Kirby McNair Fedon, and three brothers Bennie N. Hunter, Lynn D. Kirby and Allen W. Hunter Sr.
To forever cherish his memories is a devoted, loving wife of 40 years, Irish Kirby, of Brunswick; a daughter, Mishiko Kirby, Brunswick; three sons Cedric Kirby, Carlos Kirby, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Geraldine Kirby, of Brunswick; one brother, Marion (M.E) Thomas, of Waycross, and a special niece, Sheryl “Neicee Doll” Mitchell, of Waycross; 10 grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call at 1 Magnolia St. in Brunswick.

Velma Jean Latham
Velma Jean Latham, 87, died Thursday afternoon (Dec. 17, 2015) at the Golden Isles Hospice House in Brunswick.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

Alton McGauley
The celebration of life for Alton “Duck” McGauley was held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the sanctuary of New Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 901 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.
The Rev. Jackie L. Hooper Sr. offered words of comfort to the waiting congregation.
Burial took place in the Oakland Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were the Center High School class of 1960, the deacons of New Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Active pallbearers were some of his many nephews, Jarrett Daniels, Robert Gordon, Quincey Daniels Jr., Gary Nails, Alton Dixon and Kenneth Pendarvis.
Flower bearers were his nieces.
A delicious meal was prepared for the many relatives and friends in the C.J. Lane Fellowship Hall.
“Duck,” as he was affectionately known, will be missed by one daughter, five siblings, one grandchild, three great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and good friends.
Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

John F. Graham
A celebration of life service for John Franklin Graham, 69, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, Forest Avenue, in Homerville, with the church pastor, the Rev. Jackie Harris, offering words of comforts.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fluker Funeral Home, 15 Robinson St., Homerville.
He was a lifelong resident of Homerville where he received his formal education from the public school system. His parents were the late Robert Graham and Willie Mae Smith Graham.
He joined Antioch Baptist Church at an early age. He was a former employee of Dollar General Inc. and Designer Space Builders, both in Homerville.
“Franklin,” as he was known, departed this life Tuesday (Dec. 15, 2015) in Valdosta after an illness.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Bertha C. Graham, of Valdosta; a son, Michael L. Edmond (Valentine), of Homerville; two sisters, Dorothy Davis and Jeronia Gordon (Clifford), both of Homerville; a brother, Larry Graham (Linda), of Homerville; an aunt, Carrie Foster, of Valdosta; grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Friends are being received at his son’s home, 281 Gilligan Circle in Homerville.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home of Homerville.

Lexi Nichol Hall
The funeral for Little Miss Lexi Nicole Hall was held Monday in the chapel of Rainge Memorial Funeral Home, Blackshear.
Visitation was held Sunday from 4:30 until 5:50 p.m.
Burial was in the Surrency Cemetery in Surrency.
The Rev. Thomas Smith Jr., of St. James on the Ridge, offered words of comfort.
Minister Charles Broady read the Old and New Testament scripture, and Minister Jackie Dobson gave the prayer.
Kamari “Buster” Lattimore blessed the congregation with “His Eyes Is On The Sparrow.”
Lexi was born in Baxley to Devontray Myers and Stephanie Hall. She enjoyed playing outside, watching cartoons, praying and playing with her dolls.
Lexi left behind four siblings, grandparents, great-grandparents, great-great-grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

James R. Morgan
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for James Rayford Morgan, 91, was held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock at the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. Charles Jury.
Interment was in the Ramah Cemetery with military honors conducted by an honor detail from the U.S. Navy.
Active pallbearers were Larry Norman, Danny Howell, Danny Morgan, Robert Morgan, Tommy Morgan and Jasper Crawford Jr.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.