Peggy Anne Jordan
Peggy Anne Jordan, 75, died Thursday morning (Jan. 31, 2019) at her residence after an extended illness.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross. A 1962 Ware County High School graduate, she was formerly employed by the Carter House and Waycross Journal-Herald.
She was the daughter of the late Lorena King Griffin and Jesse D. Daniel and the wife of the late Freddie Jordan.
Survivors include one daughter, Lori Anne Pearson (husband, Richard), of Waycross, one son, Jason Jordan, four grandchildren, Ian Maxwell, Jordan Maxwell, Khloe Pearson and Kelby Pearson, and special friends, Rena Sears, Angel Murray and family, and Dan and Linda Stipe.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakland Cemetery.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Carlos Henry Perkins
Carlos Henry “C.H.” Perkins, 69, of Fredericksburg, Va., passed away Sunday (Jan. 27, 2019) at his residence.
He was born in Georgia, the son of the late Bennie Reginald Perkins and Gloria Gay. He retired from the United States Army in 1989 and Civil Service in 2016.
Survivors include his loving wife, Kathleen Perkins, one son, Christopher Perkins and his wife Michelle Perkins, one daughter, Jessica Sullivan, one granddaughter, Rylee Perkins, three brothers, Emory Perkins, Bennie Perkins, Sonny Gay, two sisters, Beverly Stoup and Jane Hite, and a large number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Richard Perkins, Bobby Perkins, Sandy Gay and Gail Gay.
The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 6) at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. at the same location.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the charities of American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.
Condolences may be expressed at www.mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com
Dennis Holland went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday (Jan. 30, 2019) following a brief illness.
He was born in Aurora, Ill., and graduated from Joliet Township High School. He served in the United States Army for two years as a Morse Code operator. He worked for Sears and Roebuck (Illinois), Electrolux and as a machinist for Danly Diesets in Illinois and Michigan before retiring to Georgia and Texas. He attended Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music.
He enjoyed studying the Bible and farming.
He was proceeded in death by his mother, Geraldine Pietwicz, his dad, Charles Holland, his step-mother, Martha Holland, his aunts, Marie and Olga Holland, and grandparents, Elmer and Beatrice Holland.
He is survived his wife of 52 years, Gloria Holland, Waycross; four children, Jim Holland, Tampa, Fla., John (Michelle) Holland, Houston, Texas, Rebekah Holland, Waycross, and Jerry (Leslie) Holland, of Waycross; three grandchildren, Lonna Holland, Houston, Texas, Krista (Daren) Owens, Willis, Texas, Brett Holland, Michigan; three great-grand-children, Landon Owens, Ellie Owens and Asher Owens; four step-grandchildren, Hailey Sears, Eddie Sears, Landon Sears and Blake Meeks; his brother, Doug Holland, Spokane, Wash.; and his half-sister, Chris Taranic, of Arizona.
A graveside service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday at Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon at Second Baptist Church, 301 Tomberlin Road, Waycross, in the social hall from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his honor be made to the Miracle League of the Okefenokee, 6705 Southside Drive, Blackshear, Ga. 31516.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Christine B. Smith
A celebration of life service for Evangelist Christine Burgess Smith, 67, will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 702 Arnold McKinney Drive, with the church pastor, the Rev. Fer-Rell M. Malone Sr. presiding and Elder Kenneth Kirksey Sr., pastor of Power House of Faith Church, offering words of comfort and encouragement.
She was born March 8, 1951 to the late Cecil Douglas Burgess and Mozella Sallet Burges in Ashburn.
She received her formal education from the Pierce County Public School System and attended Lee Street High School in Blackshear.
She was joined in holy matrimony to the late Rev. Thomas Smith Jr. and they where the parents of nine children.
She was a member of St. James Missionary Baptist Church on the Ridge, Patterson. She was president of Women’s Department of Greater Eastern Missionary Baptist Association Union. She was associated with the Boys-to-Men program of Patterson since 2007. She was also associated with the Nursing Home Ministry in Waycross, Blackshear and Midway.
She was a certified nurse assistant (CNA) having worked at Waycross Health & Rehabilitation, Ware Manor Nursing Home and was employed with Unison Behavioral Health for 16 years as a home health provider.
On Sunday morning (Jan. 27, 2019), God called her from her earthly home to her heavenly home. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death a daughter, Michelle L. Smith and siblings, Viella Burgess Jenkins, Linda Gail Burges Pharmes and Michael A. Burgess.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Evangelist Thomastine Smith McGi|l (Gregory), Thomas A. Smith III, James L. Smith (Brenda), Sheryltina L. Carter, Travis L. Smith (Arlinda), Criceta W. Smith Perry (Martin Jr.), all of Waycross, Timothy T. Smith, of Orlando, Fla., and Minster Benjamin D. Smith (Jennifer), of Bartow, Fla.; siblings, Brenda J. Burgess, Wanda J. Burgess Woods, Randy Burgess, all of Bartow, Fla., Felicia E. Burgess McGi|l (Jamal), of Auburndale, Fla., and Calvin D. Burgess, of Waycross; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.
Friends are being received at the Smith residence 908 Cedar St.
Public visitation with be held Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. James Missionary Baptist Church on the Ridge, 5610 Aaron Way, Patterson.
The body will lie in repose at the church an hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Ridge Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.
Robert Leonard Gordon
Robert Leonard Gordon was born on May 9, 1955 in Waycross, the youngest child to the union of Alvin Gordon Jr. and the late Adrienne Riley Gordon.
There he spent his formative years growing and maturing into a young man. He attended Waycross High School where he graduated as part of the class of 1973. He played the position of defensive tackle on the Waycross High Bulldogs football team.
At a young age, he was baptized and joined Friendship Baptist Church under the pastoral leadership of the Rev. Frank Martin. As a child, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior.
In 1978, he married his loving wife, Brenda Brown. They shared more than 40 years together and raised their sons, Ardre and Robert Michael.
In 1987, he relocated his family to Stone Mountain to continue his career with CSX Railroad. He held various positions over the years in the car, track and signal departments. He retired from the railroad in 2012 after 39 years of service. The family continues their worship with Fairfield Baptist church Lithonia, under the leadership of Pastor Michael Benton.
He loved fishing with his dad, riding motorcycles and driving sports cars. He was a man of few words but certainly a man of integrity and a loving heart. Some knew him as Robert, Robby, Rob, Flash or RL. We knew him as Brenda’s husband, Dre and Mike’s dad, Chris’ granddad, Mr. Alvin and Ms. Betty’s son, and Kathy and Ricky’s brother and an uncle, cousin and in-law to many. He was truly loved by his family.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Adrienne Riley Gordon, and grandparents, Alvin Gordon Sr. and Julia Gordon, mother- in-law, Vernelle McGauley Brown.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Brenda Brown Gordon; sons, Ardre Gordon and Robert Michael Gordon (Quiana), grandson, Christopher Gordon, all of Stone Mountain; father, Alvin Gordon Jr. (Betty); sister, Kathy Gordon Regulus (Ronald); brother, Alvin R. Gordon, of Waycross; a special sister-in-law, Janice White (Aaron), of Jacksonville, Fla.; father-in-law, George W. Brown Jr., of Waycross; god-daughters, Jessica Evans, of Atlanta, Rene’ Brown, of Washington D.C.; and a host of nieces and nephews and other family and friends.
The homegoing service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Mt. Pleasant, 901 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross, where the Rev. Jackie L. Hooper is the pastor and will offer words of comfort.
Burial and committal service will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The cortege will assemble at the family residence, 633 Ware St., Waycross, Saturday at 10:15 a.m.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online guestbook at www.perrybrothersfuneralhome.com
Professional services are entrusted to Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis, Waycross.
Nancy Lou Wonnie Thomas Barnes
A memorial service for Nancy Lou Wonnie Thomas Barnes, who died Dec. 13, 2018, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Green Church of God of Prophecy in Millwood.
She died at the hospital in Albany.
Born in Coffee County Feb. 6, 1941, she was the daughter of Early and Lila Thomas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Kenneth Barnes, a son, Jeffery Barnes, a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Barnes, two brothers, D.C. Thomas and Jimmy Ray Thomas, two sisters-in-law, Juanita Thomas and Gladys Thomas, one brother-in-law, Cecil Conner.
She is survived by a son, Terry Barnes (wife, Linda), a daughter-in-law, Judy Barnes, nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, two sisters, Lollie Mae Conner and Mary Jo Worth (husband, Junior), one sister-in-law, Ruth Thomas, several nieces and nephews.