Bonnie Lott Storey
Bonnie Lott Storey, 69, of Waycross, died Monday afternoon (Feb. 2, 2015) at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

Mae Dell Padgett
Mae Dell Padgett, 94, of Waycross, formerly of Blackshear, passed away late Sunday evening (Feb. 1, 2015) at the Baptist Village Nursing Home after an extended illness.
Born in Bacon County, July 3, 1920, she lived in Pierce and Ware counties most of her life.
She was a 1938 graduate of Patterson High School and was retired from Crosby Pontiac and Cadillac where she worked in the office.
She was a long-time member of Blackshear First United Methodist Church where she was in the Wesley Fellowship I class.
She was a daughter of the late Henry Colquitt and Lizzie Smith Padgett. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, E.D. Padgett, D.C. Padgett and T.G. Crosby Jr.
Survivors include her sister and brother-in-law, Willie Mae and Bernard Thornton, of Patterson; two sisters-in-law, Laverne A. Crosby and Cheryl Crosby, both of Waycross; eight nieces and nephews, Elizabeth Henry, Kay (Harry) Lane, Danny Padgett, Jan (Dwight) Strickland, Melinda (Mike) Monroe, Terry L. (Geneva) Crosby, Debbie Crosby and Denise (Bob) Setser; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Interment will be in the Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
The family kindly requests that members of the Wesley Fellowship I Sunday School class as well as Baptist Village nurses and staff to serve as honorary pallbearers. They are asked to meet at the funeral home by 2:30 Wednesday afternoon.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Towson
Nancy Towson, 71, of Waycross, died Monday morning (Feb. 2, 2015) at her residence after an extended illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

Linda Sue Tice
Linda Sue Robertson Tice, 64, died Sunday morning (Feb. 1, 2015) at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born in Opa-locka, Fla., but resided in Waycross most of her life. She was a former shift leader at Pizza Hut for 16 years and a member of New Life Church.
She was a daughter of the late Austin Cumbie Robertson and Anna Mar Carey Robertson. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Melissa Jones.
She is survived by her fiancé, Timothy O. Tice, of Waycross; three daughters, Wendy Whitted (husband, Doug), of Blackshear, Cindy Minix (husband, Wendell), of Waycross, and Candace Tice, of Blackshear; 23 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia Parker, of Waycross, and Donna Williams, of Waycross; a brother, Donald Robertson, of Waycross; her two loyal companions, Baby and Bear; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Memorialization is by cremation.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Melanie E. Hodges
Melanie Eugenia Hodges, 51, of Waycross, passed away Sunday (Feb. 1, 2015) at her residence.
She was born in Valdosta to the late Lester Lamar Bloodworth and Betty Jean Parton.
She is survived by her husband, David M. Hodges; two children, Jennifer Shaw and April Cottle; three sisters, Christy Parton, Felicia Parton and Faith Morell; three brothers, Kevin Parton, Rusty Parton and Royce Bloodworth; four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening at Shepard Funeral Home from 5 until 8 o’clock.
The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Shepard Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Vickers officiating.
Burial will follow in St. George Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at
Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard Funeral Home in Folkston.

Kari Ann Papp
Kari Ann Nicole Papp, 29, of Panama City, Fla., passed away on Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2015) at her home.
Born March 4, 1985 in Panama City, Fla., she was the daughter of Mike Jarnagin and Lessie Sanders.
She was a graduate of Rutherford High School and attended church at Trinity Worship Center.
She was a beautiful young lady, full of life and love. Her children were her world and she was theirs. She was a sister that will be loved and missed by her brothers. Her friends and family loved her dearly.
She will always be in our hearts and we will continue to see her every time we look at her beautiful children, the family said.
She is survived by her parents, Mike Jarnagin and Dawn Ward, Lessie Sanders; her children, Nicholas Papp and Veronica Papp; brothers, Byron Yancey, Tommy Yancey, Josh Ward and Shawn Ward; boyfriend, Joe Papp; father-in-law, Frank Papp; nephews, Cody Yancey, Rigdon Yancey; nieces, Serenity Yancey and Constance  Rayer; maternal grandparent, Gladys Mcall.
She was preceded in death by a nephew, Jesse Yancey; her paternal grandparents, Darrell Kesterson and Marie Vaughn; maternal grandparent, George Sanders.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday (Feb. 9) at Affordable Funeral Care, Panama City, Fla.

Rev. Gordon Hunter Jr.
A funeral for the Rev. Gordon A. Hunter Jr. was held Monday morning in the Mitchell Chapel at Baptist Village with Dr. J. Eric Mathison officiating.
Burial followed at Rehoboth Cemetery in Americus.
Officiating at the committal service were Jimmy Cason, Bruce Hurst and Mike Wallace.
Memorials may be made to Baptist Village, 2650 Carswell Ave., Waycross, Ga. 31503 or to the Building Fund at First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 757, Waycross, Ga. 31502.
Arrangements were with Music Funeral Home.

Cilla Merrell Hewett
A funeral for Cilla Merrell Hipps Hewett was held Monday afternoon at Parkway Baptist Church with the Rev. Ernie Crussel and Pastor Mickey Gloss officiating.
Burial followed in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Weston Bechiom, Aidan Keen, Jamie Keen, Kris Keen, Jonathan Tayag, Joshua Thompson and Ronnie Thompson.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.