Sherroll Strickland
David Sherroll Strickland, 76, died Wednesday (Dec. 7, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after a brief illness.
He was a native of Jacksonville, Fla., but he lived most of his life in Waycross. A 1958 graduate of Wacona High School, he retired from CSX Railroad as a machinist.
He served in the National Guard and was a member of Woodard Chapel Congregational Methodist Church and the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Cecil Strickland and Mary Elizabeth “Tiny” Howell Strickland, and one sister, Tammy Strickland Marrow.
Survivors include his fiancée, Patricia Jean Martin, of Waycross; two daughters, Stacia Strickland Shepherd (Mark Scarino), of Mandeville, La., and Cynthia Strickland Woods (Derrick), of Waycross; six grandchildren, Taylor Reaves, Kensli Anne Woods, Jordan Shepherd Hodgins (Ryan), Camille Shepherd, Patrick Shepherd and Annalise Shepherd; one sister, Jeanette Strickland Short (Ted), of Andalusia, Ala.; special nephews, Chris and Eric Short; special first cousin, Ed Howell; and numerous other nieces, nephews, step-children and step-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Woodard Chapel Congregational Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 10 until 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Judy H. Williamson
Judy Head Williamson, 71, passed away Wednesday evening (Dec. 7, 2016) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House.
Born in Screven, April 6, 1945, she lived in Pierce County all of her life. She was a 1963 graduate of Blackshear High School and was the owner of Williamson Tax Service for many years. She also worked for the late Judge Francis Houston and the late Judge Harvey Griffin many years ago as their legal secretary.
She loved clogging and line dancing and enjoyed working with her flowers. She never met a stranger and enjoyed meeting and getting to know people. She served as the chairperson for the local chapter of The March of Dimes for many years. She was a loving mother and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
She was a daughter of the late Frank Head and Virgie Strickland Fullard. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Nolan Luther Williamson Jr., a daughter, Beth Williamson Wilkes, a son, Nolan L. Williamson III, and a sister, Jo Love Miller.
Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Williamson-Dominy, of Waycross (fiance’ Christopher Parker, of Switzerland, Fla.) and Jennifer (Ritchie) Strickland, of Blackshear; a son, Buddy (Kellie) Williamson, of Blackshear; a son-in-law, Ronnie Wilkes, of Blackshear; a sister, Loretta (Dink) Mattox, of Blackshear; seven grandchildren, Mandy (Dalton), Craig (Addie), Zac, Nolan, Jacob, Abigail and Kelcy; two great-grandchildren, Bryson and Garrison; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held this evening at 7:30 in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
Visitation will be this evening from 6 until 7:30 at the funeral home.
The family kindly requests that members of the Blackshear High School class of 1963 serve as honorary pallbearers. They are asked to meet at the funeral home by 7 o’clock this evening.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.

James ‘J.R.’ Gilliard
James Robert “J.R.” Gilliard, 82, died Wednesday (Dec. 7, 2016) at Twin Oaks Convalescent Center in Alma, following a long illness.
He was a native of Manor but lived most of his life in Waycross. He was a retired salesman from Flavorich Ice Cream Company and attended Mt. Green Church of God of Prophecy.
He was the son of the late Wesley Linton Gilliard and Cleo Mae Lee Gilliard. He was preceded in death by three children, Donnie Gilliard, Michelle Gilliard and Robby Gilliard.
Survivors include his wife, Earnie Mae Gilliard, of Waycross; two daughters, Linda Pennington, of Alma, and Jan Gilliard, of Savannah; three grandchildren, Gina Lee (husband, James), Courtney Holmes (husband, Josh), and Maci  Allen; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lorene Fournier, of Callahan, Fla., and Joan Dial (husband, Delvis), of Manor; a brother, Jerry Gilliard (wife, Barbara); and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Mt. Green Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. at Music Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Roy P. McClung Sr.
A graveside service for Roy Preston McClung Sr. was held Thursday afternoon at Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Nease officiating.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.