Gayle Wheeler Carter
Gayle Wheeler Carter, 75, died Friday (Feb. 8, 2019) at Cook Medical Center in Adel, following an extended illness.
She was born in Alma, but resided in Waycross most of her life. She retired from the Department of Family and Children Services with the State of Georgia and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
She was a daughter of the late Alton Wheeler and Jodi Smith Wheeler. She was married to the late James Middleton Carter Jr.
She is survived by five children, Toni Carter, of Waycross, James M. Carter III (Jennifer), of Valdosta, Jeff Carter (Michael LaRochelle), of Naples, Fla., Dr. Jenny Barnes (Kevin), of Waycross, and Julie Tanner (Bryant), of Waycross; eight grandchildren, Madison Carlo (Seth), Abigail Carter, Clancey Grace Carter, Mary Catherine Barnes, Carter Barnes, Coleman Tanner, Sarah Beth Tanner and Lindsey Tanner.
A funeral was scheduled for 11 o’clock this morning at First Baptist Church in Waycross. Burial will follow at Pine Lawn Memorial Gardens in Alma.
The family was to receive friends at the church this morning beginning at 10 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Music Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jearline L. Crawford
BLACKSHEAR — Jearline Luke Crawford, 85, of Blackshear, passed away Sunday afternoon (Feb. 10, 2019) at her residence surrounded by her family.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.

Deacon Albert McElroy
Deacon Albert McElroy, 57, died Sunday evening (Feb. 10, 2019) at his residence following a brief illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Welch & Brinkley Mortuary.

James Teris Young
James Teris Young, 62, known to most as “Terry,” died Saturday afternoon (Feb. 9, 2019) at Memorial Satilla Health Waycross after a brief illness.
He was the son of the late Eddie Young Sr. and Ida Lee Young
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.

Denice Gardner
Denice Gardner, 86, of Patterson, passed away Thursday (Feb 7, 2019) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House, Waycross.
Arrangements will be announced later by Rainge Memorial Chapel, Inc., of Blackshear.

Arthur Leo Griffard
A memorial service for Arthur Leo Griffard was held Saturday afternoon at Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Donnie Tuten, Deacon William Bryson and Father Bob Cushing officiating.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Christian ‘Chris’ Bloch
A memorial service for Christian “Chris” Bloch was held Sunday afternoon at Jamestown Baptist Church with the Rev. Lamar Christie and the Rev. Billy Atkins officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were Tarek Mekhail, Edward Ketchum, Pernell Staudt, and Rex, Hall and John Zavarelli.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

George Wynn
George Wynn, 86, died Thursday (Jan. 31, 2019) at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.
His service was held Saturday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 417 Wilkerson St., Waycross at 10 a.m.
He was born in Merritt Island, Fla., July 23, 1933 to the late Richard and Clarritha Wynn. He was the eighth child of 18 children. He was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church where he served on the Trustee Ministry. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior at an early age.
He made his home in Millwood for more than 40 years before moving to Waycross. While in Millwood he enjoyed farming, planting vegetables, fishing and building things with his hands.
He loved everyone he met and his smile would light up the entire room. He was a giver and had a heart of gold. He was a great husband, a marvelous father, spectacular grandfather and the best neighbor and friend.
He worked for and retired after 23 years from the City of Waycross. He also worked for Cady Bag in Pearson. During his earlier years he was employed with Patrick Air Force Base in Cocoa Beach, Fla.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life after, 49 years of marriage, Gussie Cox Wynn, and his daughter, Paris Ford.
On Thursday (Jan. 31, 2019) God dispatched his angel to Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. to bring Brother Wynn home from his earthly labors to his eternal rest after an extended illness.
He is survived by his daughter, Latrece Moore (George); former son-in-law, Robert Owens Sr., all of Waycross; his son, Jerome Gibson, of Cocoa, Fla.; four grandchildren, Robert Owens II (Jordan), of Waycross, Amber McPherson (Ervin) and Alecia Arnold (Adrian), both of Tampa, Fla., and Shakelia Wood (Michael), of Fort Lee, Va.; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth Williams, of Newark, N.Y.., Mable Osborne, of Rockledge, Fla., and Carrie Wynn, of Las Vegas, Nev.; four brothers, Richard Wynn, of California, Nathaniel Wynn (Ethel), of Williamson, N.Y., Curbie Wynn (Rebecca), of Cocoa, Fla., John Wynn, of Cocoa, Fla.; in-laws, Minnie McClendon, of Waycross, Evelyn Huggins (George), Shirley Woodson (Jimmy), all of Atlanta, Rose Cox (Terry), of Nicholls, Thomas Rawls (Dottie), of Colonial, N.J.; one god-grandchild, Ashanti Carter; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, church family and sorrowing friends.