Peggy Jean Horton
Peggy Jean Batten Horton, 84, of Waycross, died Wednesday afternoon (Dec. 23, 2015) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House after an extended illness.
She was born in Pierce County to the late Daniel Everett and Ella Louise Dubberly Batten.
She lived most of her life in Waycross where she retired from CSX Railroad after 34 years of service as a clerk.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Vidalia and always enjoyed reading and word searches.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sons, Daniel A. Holder and Morris L. Holder Jr., one sister, Ruth Strickland, five brothers, Hugh Batten, Clifton Batten, Daniel Everett Batten Jr., Clyde Batten and Jimmy Batten.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Jenkins (husband, Buddy), of Waycross, Roylene Nichols (husband, Jeremy), of Savannah; eight grandchildren, Bill Arney (wife, Risa), of Alma, Chris Arney, of Waycross, Michelle Autry and Dana Nichols, both of Savannah, Betsy Taylor (husband, Gary), of Virginia, Brooke Nichols, Shelby Nichols and Jessica Nichols, all of Savannah; four great-grandchildren, Bennett Arney, Jarrett Arney, Berkley Taylor and Trey Taylor; one sister, Mary Henry, of Jesup; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial graveside service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
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Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Benjamin W. Corley
Benjamin Wayne Corley, 55, died Monday afternoon (Dec. 28, 2015) at his residence in Waycross after an extended illness.
He was born and raised in Ware County, son of the late Benjamin Silas and Verdie Verdell Carver Corley.
He attended Waresboro Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time working on cars. He was preceded in death by several siblings throughout the years.
He is survived by his wife, Vickie Corley, of Millwood; a daughter, Amanda Verdell Corley, of Baxley; three sisters, Teresa Wilkins (Jimmy), of Waycross, Maggie Howard, of Waycross, Debbie Eunice (Cecil), of Blackshear, Nettie Mae; three brothers, Kenney Ellis (Diane), of Waycross, Andy Hendrix (Linda), of Blackshear, Jimmy Hendrix; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held at Waresboro Methodist Church and will be announced at a later date by the family.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Jessica Lynn Dixon
Miss Jessica Lynn Dixon, 26, of Waycross, passed away Sunday morning (Dec. 27, 2015) at her residence following a sudden illness.
Born in Waycross Feb. 1, 1989, she lived in Pierce and Ware counties all of her life.  She was a graduate of Okefenokee Technical College LPN program and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
She was a loving mother to her little boy, Conner, and will be missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her fiance’, Kenny Crosby, of Waycross; her son, Conner Crosby, of Waycross; her mother, Lori Bryant Dixon, of Waycross; her father and step-mother, Revis and Shelly Dixon, of Blackshear; a sister, Logan Dixon, of Blackshear; two brothers, Trey Dixon and Lane Dixon, both of Waycross; her maternal grandfather, Danny Bryant, of Blackshear; her paternal grandmother, Judy Dixon, of Waycross; her maternal great-grandfather, Ancil Bryant, of Blackshear; and several aunts, uncles and other relatives.
The funeral will be held at 11 o’clock Thursday morning at the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Interment will be in the Shiloh Cemetery.
Visitation will be held this evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
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Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc. of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.

Miriam Jones Haynes
ST. SIMONS — Miriam Jones Haynes, 72, died Tuesday (Dec. 29, 2015) at her St. Simons Island residence following an extended illness.
She leaves behind her husband of 52 years, the Reverend Dr. Wilson Felix Haynes Jr.
Born in Dothan, Ala., she was the daughter of the late James Earl and Eunice Sands Jones. A graduate of the 1961 class of Ware County High School, she attended Florida State University.
She was a master seamstress, gardener, cook and floral designer. She was one of the first teachers in the John F. Kennedy Manpower Development Program and also worked for the U.S. Federal Court as a stenographer.
She later became part-owner of Elegant Thymes Catering, of Hilton Head Island, S.C. At age 48, she became a flight attendant and worked for American, Continental and AV Atlantic Airlines. First and foremost, her most gratifying role was being a minister’s wife.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Johnson (husband, Briar), of Williamson; a son, Kenneth Haynes, of Concord, Ga.; three grandchildren, Mallory Meyer and Ansley Meyer, of Williamson, and Marshall Meyer (wife, Selena), of Beaufort, S.C.; two great-grandsons, Aidan Tyler Harris, of Williamson, and Sawyer Haynes Meyer, of Beaufort, S.C.; a brother, Robert Jones (wife, Peggy), of Atlanta; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of St. Simons Island, with the Reverend Dr. Felix Haynes Jr. officiating.
Viewing will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
A private family burial will follow at Christ Church Cemetery.
A reception and visitation will follow the service at First Baptist Church of St. Simons Island. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is serving the family.
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Hazel H. McSwain
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Hazel Sweat Henderson McSwain, 87, was held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock at Youmans Chapel Baptist Church.
Officiating was the Rev. Randall Gunter.
Interment was in the Oakland Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Troy Mattox, Shelby Mattox, Olis Davis, Dudley Hendry, Doug Boatright and Travis Lariscy.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.