Minnie Jane Davis
Minnie Jane Hight Davis, 94, died early Wednesday morning (Feb. 10, 2016) at Satilla Care Center following a brief illness.
She was a native of Eastman but lived all of her life in Ware County. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, S. Eugene Davis, in 2012, and her parents, Thomas Walter Hight and Minnie Quinn Jones Hight.
Following the death of her mother as an infant, she was raised by Ernest G. Summerell and Minnie Lee Summerell Ford. She was a 1939 graduate of Waycross High School.
She retired as office manager of H.H. Burnett & Company after a career of many years.
She was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church since Feb. 8, 1930. She was a member of the John Wesley Sunday School Class and Circle No. 1 of the United Methodist Women. She was an active member of a local Ladies’ Bridge Club for many years.
Survivors include two sons, Donald Eugene Davis (wife, Johnnie), of Bowden, and Col. Michael H. Davis, United States Army Retired, (wife, Sgt. Major Cynthia, United States Army Retired); five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Wayne Davis, of Blackshear; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1005 Church St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church. Entombment will be in the Greenlawn Mausoleum.
Members of the John Wesley Sunday School Class are asked to gather at the church at 1:40 p.m. to serve as honorary pallbearers.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alma S. Strickland
BLACKSHEAR — Alma Louise Shuman Strickland, 89, of Blackshear, died Monday afternoon (Feb. 8, 2016) at the Pierce County Nursing Home following an extended illness.
Born Feb. 6, 1927 in Salt Lake City, Utah, she was the daughter of the late Addison McKinley and Taccy Almina Fry Shuman. She was a retired LPN with Satilla Regional Medical Center following a 55-year career in nursing. She was a longtime member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear.
She was also a former member of the American Legion Post 181 Auxiliary, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Waycross, and the Eastern Star.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Levell Strickland, and two sons, Eugene Strickland and Eddie Strickland.
Survivors include her two daughters, Sherion Mercer and Patty McIntosh (husband, Dan), both of Blackshear; three sons, Larry Strickland, Bobby Strickland (wife, Teresa), and Tony Strickland, all of Blackshear; two daughters-in-law, Mary Alice Strickland Shelton and Joy Strickland O’Gorman, both of Blackshear; 13 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a special niece, Pat Howlett, of Murray, Utah; a special friend, Sue Powers, of Evans; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A memorial service took place Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home with the Rev. Matt Rodgers, the Rev. Chuck Lewis and Tony Batten officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service.
Memorialization was by cremation.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church Children’s Ministry, 217 W. Carter Ave., Blackshear, Ga. 31516 or to the Pierce County Nursing Home, Attn: Auxiliary Beauty Shop Supplies, 221 Carter Ave., Blackshear, Ga. 31516.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.hartfh.com
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.

Iva Lee Aldridge
Iva Lee Aldridge, 76, of Waycross died at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

Alene T. Blount
Alene T. Blount, 86, of Waycross, died Wednesday evening at Ms. Joe’s Personal Care Home on McDonald Street after an extended illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

Dale Brantley Clark
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Dale Brantley Clark, 77, of Bristol, passed away Tuesday morning (Feb.y 9, 2016) at St. Vincent’s Medical Center – Southside in Jacksonville, Fla. following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Brunswick Nov. 7, 1938, he lived in Pierce County most of his life. He was retired from Food Lion where he had been a truck driver but also worked as a mechanic.
He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed fishing and cooking on his grill. A “Jack of all trades,” he was always tinkering with things and could often be found fixing things for other people.
He was a son of the late William Brantley and Exie Lee James Clark. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Anna Marie Dikin, and by all three of his brothers, Harris Clark, Ed Clark and Dean Clark.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Jean Metts Clark, of Bristol; his daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Danny Williamson, of Jacksonville, Fla.; his two grandchildren, Chad Williamson and Macy Williamson; two sisters, Wanda Blalock, of Orange City, Fla., and Elaine Thornton, of Blackshear; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Bristol Baptist Church.
Interment will be in the Bristol Cemetery.
Visitation will be held this evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at the funeral home.
The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc. of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.