Mary Emma Mixon
Mary Emma Wildes Mixon, 90, died Monday evening (Dec. 7, 2015) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities after an extended illness.
She was a native of Blackshear who lived most of her life in Waycross. She was formerly employed for many years by the cigar factory.
As a beautician, she owned and operated Mary’s House of Beauty. She was a member of Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Preston and Martha Clark Wildes, her husband, Cecil Edward Mixon Sr., one daughter, Terry Kirkland, and one son, Cecil Edward Mixon Jr.
Survivors include one son, Greg Mixon, of Waycross, eight grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
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Laveta Crews Manor
CANEY BAY — Laveta Crews Manor, 96, died late Tuesday evening (Dec. 8, 2015) at her residence after an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Frye Funeral Home of Nahunta.

Rayford R. Pittman
Rayford Russell Pittman, 76, of Waycross, died Tuesday morning (Dec. 8, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

Lonnie ‘Roy’ Thrift
A funeral for Lonnie Elroy “Roy” Thrift was held Tuesday afternoon at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Edward Hurst officiating.
Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Devin Dykes, Dylan Dykes, Alex Fletcher, Jamey Fletcher, Jeremy Joiner, Kevin Ketchem, Jason Ketchem, Brittini Price and Lexi Price.
The Adult Men’s Sunday School Class served as honorary pallbearers.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.