Javona Rowell Yawn
Javona Ann “Johnny-Buck” Rowell Yawn, 52, of Waycross, passed away late Tuesday evening (Feb. 24, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following a sudden illness.
Born in Waycross June 23, 1962, she lived in Ware County most of her life. She was fondly known as “Johnny-Buck” to family and friends, and was of the Baptist faith. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, fishing and camping.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Offie Lamar Rowell and Barbara Ann Parker Crawford, and her step-father, Bobby Crawford.
Survivors include her husband, Michael Lewis “Mike” Yawn, of Waycross; two children, Dustin Gault, of Waycross, and Nina Garcia (husband, Tino), of Waycross; four sisters, Bonnie Campbell, of Waycross, Lynn Taylor (husband, Aubrey), of Waycross, Renee Swords, of Blackshear, and Stacey McQuaig, of Blackshear; a brother, Witmer Rowell (wife, Josie), of Blackshear; a sister-in-law, Tina Scott, of Waycross; three grandchildren, Marley Martin, Mekhi Martin and Aleyah Garcia; several nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives.
A memorial service will be held 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at Eagle’s Nest Church, 355 E. Blackshear Ave., Waycross.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Telmore Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Glenes Smith Ford
Glenes Smith Ford, 82, of Starke, Fla., formerly of Keystone Heights, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 25, 2015) in Starke.
She was born Sept. 3, 1932 in Maine and was a homemaker. She was raised in Jacksonville and resided several years in Waycross before moving to Keystone Heights in 1986.
She was a member of Hope Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Daylene Wallace, and a son, Kevin Ford.
She is survived by her husband, James Richard Ford; a daughter-in-law, Tina Ford, of Jacksonville; a step-son, Al Ford, of Canada; two granddaughters, Kristina Ford, of Gainesville, and Jessica Tranovich (T.J.), of Jacksonville; and one great-grandson, Jayden.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 1 until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Haven Hospice, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, Fla. 32177.
Arrangements are with Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights, Fla.
Condolences may be offered at www.jonesgallagherfh.com
William S. Rowell
HORTENSE — William S. “Bill” Rowell, 84, of Hortense, passed away early Thursday morning (Feb. 26, 2015) at Altamaha Nursing Home, following an extended illness.
A Brantley County native, he was a graduate of Nahunta High School in 1948. He joined the United States Navy and served four years from the age of 18 to 21. He worked many years at Babcock and Wilcox in Brunswick until retirement.
He was a member of Twin Rivers Missionary Baptist Church, and he loved tinkering on lawn mowers and working in his shop.
He was preceded in death by his father, Silas Rowell, two sons, Jon Rowell and Wayne Rowell, a sister, Vanzy Teston, and a brother, Joe Rowell.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Bettye S. Rowell, of Hortense; a son, Lt. Scott Rowell; two grandsons, Mark Rowell, of Hortense, and Matthew Rowell, of Pearson; a granddaughter, Alyssa Rowell, of Pearson; his mother, Myrtle Rowell; two sisters, Mary Anderson, of Jesup, and Willene Clements, of Brunswick; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Truman Rowell (Marie), of Brunswick, and Mike Rowell (Pat), of Camden County; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be held Saturday starting at 6 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
A funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 at Twin Rivers Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Sinclair and the Rev. Sheldon Rowell officiating.
Burial will follow in Twin Rivers Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Richard Rowell, Charles Brauda, Joey Strickland, Robert Johns, Andy Riggins, Jack Dowling, J.B. Strickland, Earl Roberson, Gary Strickland, Tim Rowell and Wayne Strickland.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at fryefh.com
Mollie B. Shuman
A funeral for Mollie Bennett Shuman was held Thursday afternoon at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mickey and Cecelia Gloss officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Allen Boatright, James Boatright III, Michael Boatright, Shannon Edwards, Les Shuman and Yancey Shuman.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Bobbie H. White
A funeral for Bobbie H. White was held Thursday morning at Camp Branch Church of God of Prophecy with the Rev. Ricky Knox officiating.
Burial followed in Camp Branch Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Brian Davis, Jim Lastinger, Matt Lastinger, Devin McCallister, George White, Phillip White and Sean White.
Military rites were conducted by a military contingent.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.