Gayle Wheeler Carter
A funeral for Gayle Wheeler Carter, 75, was held Monday morning at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Mayberry and Dr. Doug Carter officiating.
Burial followed in Pine Lawn Memorial Gardens in Alma.
Pallbearers were Carter Barnes, Kevin Barnes, Roy Heaton, Michael LaRochelle, Bryant Tanner and Coleman Tanner.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She 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.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Music Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

R.L. ‘Lindy’ Ganas
Russell Lindbergh “Lindy” Ganas Sr., 91, died Monday morning (Feb. 11, 2019) at his residence after an extended illness.
He was born in Lakeland, but he lived most of his life in Ware County. He graduated from Wacona School, and he served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Lindy retired from the United States Postal Service as a rural mail carrier, and he was the former owner and operator of Ganas Pecans. He was also a member of Jamestown United Methodist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents, S.A. and Ruby Googe Ganas, his wife, Marian Cole Ganas, and three siblings, W. A. Ganas, Harry Ganas and Juanita Coble.
Survivors include two sons, Russell Lindbergh “Rusty” Ganas Jr. (Teresa) and Gordon Cole “G.C.” Ganas (Kathy), both of Waycross; four grandchildren, Garrett Ganas (Nydia) of Waycross, Hannah Cochran (Brandon) of Waycross, Katie Harvell (Stephen) of Blackshear, and Jordan Ganas (Hope) of Tallahassee, Fla.; six great-grandchildren, Rett, Sawyer and Eli Ganas, Sophie and Ty Cochran, Cooper and Leanna Harvell, and Kolbi Ganas; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special thank you from the family to her special caregivers, Jimmie Nell Long (Trent), the staff of Harborview of Pierce County and Hospice Satilla, and all the in-home caregivers.
A funeral will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 12 until 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Pastor Jackie E. Harris
Pastor Jackie E. Harris, 64, passed away Sunday (Feb. 10, 2019) in Valdosta, after a long and courageous battle with diabetes.
He was born Jan. 23, 1955 in Homerville to Ephesus and Willie May Singleton Harris. His step-mother was Aretha Harris.
Pastor Harris is survived by his wife of 44 years, Lenore Denise Spencer Harris; seven children, Devin L. Spencer (Hecdelyn), Jackie L. Harris (Senetra), Jeron A. Harris (Catherine), Tavorris D. White (Jamel), Ashanti L. Harris, April S. Ogudugu (Richard) and Kaliah L. Collins (Elijah); god-son, Antwione Peterson; 23 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pastor Harris also had six siblings whom he loved dearly, of which three preceded him in death, Coley Thomas (deceased), Larry Thomas (deceased) married to Terri Thomas, Leon Thomas (deceased) married to Iona Thomas, Tonie Harris, Connie Harris Robinson (Bradley) and Reginald Harris (Doretha, deceased).
He was affectionately known as Rev. At heart, he had a passion to see the love of God revealed in the lives of people. He pastored and cared for the people of three different churches, Taylor Chapel, Antioch First Missionary Baptist Church and Just Right Fellowship Ministry.
The family will receive visits and calls at the family residence in Valdosta.
The point of contact is Elijah and Kaliah Collins who can be reached via Facebook or at (229) 548-1674.
The funeral will be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 702 Arnold McKinney Drive, Waycross, where the Rev. Fer-Rell M. Malone Sr. is the pastor.
Complete arrangements will be announced later by Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.

Lucille H. Davis
Lucille H. (Nova) Davis, 91, died Monday night (Feb. 11, 2019) at her residence in Millwood after an extended illness.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music 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.
Friends are being received at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Jutecia Pinckney and Franklin Pinckney Jr., 1916 Swamp Road, and his sister, Lynda Young, 601 Oakwood St.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.

Mary Wingate
Mary Wingate died Monday morning (Feb. 11, 2019) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House.
She was the daughter of the late Coleman Wingate Sr. and Mary Barker Wingate.
Friends are being received at the Wingate residence, 830 Satilla Lane.
Funeral arrangements will be made public later by Fluker Funereal 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.

Jearline L. Crawford
BLACKSHEAR — Jearline Luke Crawford, 85, of Blackshear, passed away Sunday afternoon (Feb. 10, 2019) at her residence surrounded by her family.
Born in Blackshear Oct. 8, 1933, she lived in Jacksonville, Fla., prior to moving back to Pierce County in 1977.
She was a homemaker and was a member of First Church of the Nazarene where she had been in the Senior Adult Sunday School class. She was a great cook, a beautiful singer and enjoyed reading before her eyesight began to fail her.
She loved to minister to people and was a strong prayer warrior. Being married for 64 years, she took care of her husband and children/grandchildren until the time came for them to take care of her — which they gladly did.
She was a daughter of the late Clinton and Pearl Pearson Luke.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Hubert Crawford, of Blackshear; her daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Don Reynolds, of Jacksonville, Fla.; her son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Jennifer Crawford, of Sumter, S.C.; her sister, Dorothy “Dot” Luke, of Blackshear; two sisters-in-law, Clara Kimbrell, of Mershon, and Naomi (Morris) Henderson, of Waycross; two brothers-in-law, Robert (Karen) Crawford, of Blackshear, and Wayne (Teressa) Crawford, of Waycross; four grandchildren, Faith Sims (fiance Scott McGinley), Justin Reynolds, Hope (Edgar) Hernandez and Zach Crawford (Hailey Weber); five great-grandchildren, Grey, Kate, Lily, Aurora and Philip; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock at the First Church of the Nazarene on Alice Street in Waycross.
Interment will be in the Blackshear Cemetery.
Visitation will be held this evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
The family kindly requests that memorials be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 2505 Alice St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is 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.

Kathleen Littlefield
A graveside service for Kathleen Stapleton Littlefield was held Monday afternoon at Pineview Cemetery in Folkston with the Rev. David White and the Rev. Mike Myers officiating.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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, Rex, Hall and John Zavarelli.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.