Martha D. Everett
Martha Davis Everett, 89, of Valdosta, formerly of Waycross, died Monday morning (Feb. 9, 2015) at her daughter’s residence in Valdosta after an extended illness.
She was born in Waycross to the late Arthur Gordon Davis and Ella Branam Davis and lived in Waycross most of her life. She was a telephone operator and retired from Morton Avenue School as a lunchroom worker.
She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hammond Everett.
Survivors include one daughter, Carol Moore (husband, Rhett), of Valdosta; one son, Robert H. “Bobby” Everett Jr. (wife, Deborah), of Wrens; four grandchildren, Jenny Lee, David Lee (fiancee, Robin), Laura Everett and Chris Everett; two nieces; and a special friend, Dorothy.
A funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at Grace Episcopal Church. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. in the Parrish Hall at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pruitt Health Hospice, 407 Cowart Ave., Valdosta, Ga. 31602 or the Okefenokee Humane Society, 1501 Blackwell St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.
The family wishes to especially thank Pruitt Hospice and her sitters, Linda and Maxine.
Sympathy may be expressed at
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

David Evans Perry
David Evans Perry, 69, was pronounced deceased Friday evening (Feb. 6, 2015) at his residence in Waycross.
He was born in Waycross to the late Recil Perry and Esta Mae Evans Perry. He attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and Georgia Southern University.
Before continuing his education, he owned and operated several independent gasoline stations affiliated with Dixie Oil Company. In 1978, he graduated from Woodrow Wilson School of Law with a juris doctorate.
He established a private law practice in Tifton before being appointed district attorney of the Tifton Judicial Circuit in the early 1980s. He served as the district attorney in the Tifton area for many years.
He then moved to Albany where he served as an assistant district attorney in the Dougherty Judicial Circuit before re-establishing himself in private law practice for several years.
Desiring to return to public service, he returned to prosecuting by serving as an assistant district attorney in the Southwestern Judicial Circuit in Americus and surrounding counties.
He then moved to Jesup and became the chief assistant district attorney, and later the interim district attorney for the Brunswick Judicial Circuit.
After completing service in that judicial circuit, he accepted the responsibility of serving as the chief assistant district attorney in the Savannah-Chatham Judicial Circuit before moving to finish out his career and to retire from public service while serving as an assistant district attorney in the Cordele Judicial Circuit.
Upon retiring, he moved back to Waycross.
He served as Bishop for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for many years in Tifton.
He is survived by his two sons, Gregory C. Perry (wife, Dr. Stephanie L. Perry), of St. Simons Island, and John Lindsey Perry, of Dahlonega; four grandchildren, Jayne Alexandra Perry Hatch, David Chadwick Perry, Shane Kaitlyn Perry and Gregory Kyle Perry; two sisters, Saralyn P. Hancock, of Waycross, and Glenda P. Millagan (husband, Donald), of Burlington, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakland Cemetery in Waycross.
Memorialization is by cremation.
Music Funeral Home, Waycross, is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Donations for remembrance may be made to charities conducting research for Cerebral Palsy and Autism.

Charles Jerome Scott
Brother Charles Jerome Scott, of Waycross, died Friday (Feb. 6, 2015).
He was born Aug. 18, 1948 in Moultrie to the late Mal Scott and Ethel Anderson Scott.
He received his formal education from Center High School (1967). Upon graduation, he attended Albany State University and later joined the U.S. Navy.
He was married to Shirley Timpson Scott from Baxley. He was a member of Northside Church of Christ under the pastorate of Brother Robert Atkinson.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Michael J. Scott Sr., and a sister, Deloris Scott Scriven.
In addition to his wife, Shirley, he leaves to cherish his memory, sisters, Patricia, of Boston, Mass., Brenda, of Atlanta, Malene (Bunny), of Bronx, N.Y., and Sophia, of Atlanta; brother, Randy, of Gainesville, Fla.; eight nephews; and his nieces, Kim, Lori, Marva, Missy, Rasheeda and Angela.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Northside Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 5:30 until 7 p.m. Friday at Music Funeral Home and 10:30 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

Malcom Q. Griffin
Malcom Quillan Griffin, 71, of Hoboken, passed away Monday morning (Feb. 9, 2015) at his residence following an extended illness.
Born in Hoboken, he was the son of Dewey Shafter Griffin Sr. and Macie Altman Griffin. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Dewey Shafter “D.S.” Griffin and James Mitchell Griffin, three sisters, Mary Lee McDonald, Margaret Griffin Gunter and Macie Lavon Grooms.
He worked many years for the Brantley County Road Department as a road grader.
He was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and enjoyed hunting, gardening, fishing and riding the golf cart. He was a man of many words and never met a stranger.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Huba Clare Tanner Griffin; two daughters and a son-in-law, Louise Meeks (Donnie), of Hoboken, and Romona Sumler, of Waycross; four grandchildren, Mae Meeks, Thomas, Becky and Joseph Sumler; one sister, Jackie Griffin Dowling, of Garden City; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Lonnie Skinner and the Rev. Mike Yawn officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Burial will follow in Hoboken City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Sumler, Mike Mercier, David Stallings, David Harris, Donnie Meeks, Jimmy Brooks, Danny Mock and Hunter Mock.
Family and pallbearers are asked to meet at the church Wednesday by 12:30 p.m.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Lilly Bell G. Crews
Lilly Bell Griffin Crews, 68, of Waycross, died Friday (Feb. 6, 2015) at her residence after a brief illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

‘Louise’ Braswell
A funeral for Frances “Louise” Harper Braswell was held Monday afternoon at Music Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. J. Eric Mathison officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were John Beech, Bill Cason, Johnny Moseley, Ron Reese, Lee Taylor and Buster Tyre.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.