Tammy D. Watts White
Tammy Darlene Watts White, of Alford, Fla., passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 31, 2019.
She is survived by her husband, Kevin, son, Keith, of Alford, Fla., sisters, Joyce Ruble and Marilyn Whitson, of Waycross, and Melba (Steve) Roberts, of Folkston, and brother, Charles Cleveland Watts Sr., of St. Marys.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Melvin Watts Sr. and Annie Pearl Watts Rollins, sisters, Annie Madelina Watts, Geneva Christine Watts, Willie Nell Watts Anderson, and one brother, Willie Melvin Watts Jr.
She had an infectious smile and a heartfelt laugh. Everyone loved being around her with her free-spirited personality.
She loved being around her family. Her husband and son were her world. She always said that Keith was the greatest thing that happened to her, that he was perfect.
She will be greatly missed!
A memorial service will be held Saturday at the Church of the Nazarene, 2051 Alice St., Waycross, at 2 p.m.
Lucille ‘Nova’ Davis
Lucille H. “Nova” Davis, 91, died Monday night (Feb. 11, 2019) at her son’s residence in Millwood after an extended illness.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Millwood, was a homemaker and member of Newbern Baptist Church.
“Nova” was formerly employed for seven years by Swain Sewing Factory.
She was the daughter of the late Elisha Higgs and Sarah Ann Bagley, and the wife of the late, Wilmer Ray Davis.
Survivors include her daughter, Nova Faye Hardee (Ronnie), of Axson; one son, Danny Davis (Annette), of Sappville; one sister, Loretta Welch (Toby), of Waycross; one brother, Ben Higgs, of Axson; grandchildren, Eddie Thrift, James Davis, DeAnna Thornton, Stephanie Hardee, Winnie Davis and Michael Hardee; great-grandchildren, Sarah Nann Hardee, Logan Hardee, Ashley Burton, Ed Burton, Seras Davis, Shayla Davis, Jecht Thornton and Freya Thornton; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Little Utah Cemetery in Axson.
The family will receive friends 6 until 8 o’clock this evening at the funeral home.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
James Teris Young Sr.
A celebration of life service for James Teris Young Sr., 62, will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at New Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 901 Ossie Davis Parkway, with the church pastor, the Rev. Jackie Hooper Sr., offering words of comfort.
Affectionately known by many as “JT,” he was born Jan. 30, 1957 in Waycross to the late Eddie Young Sr. and Ida Lee Young. He received his formal education from the Waycross City Public School System. He was in the Waycross High School class of 1975.
He worked in different capacities throughout his life which included the Waycross Board of Education, Champion International Inc. and the one job he greatly loved the most was being a caregiver.
He joined New Mount Pleasant Baptist Church under the leadership of the Rev. Jackie Hooper Sr. where he served faithfully as a usher, a trustee, a custodian and in any other capacity that was needed at the church until his untimely death.
He departed this life Saturday (Feb. 9, 2019) after a brief illness,
Those left to cherish his memory include a daughter, Jutecia Pinckney (Franklin Jr.), of Waycross; a son, James T. Young Jr. (Shalonde), of Hinesville; two sisters, Lynda Young and Charlotte Hamilton, both of Waycross; brothers, Eddie Young (Stella), of Jacksonville|le, Ark., Marvin Young (Wanda), of Waycross and Ray Young (Thawanna), of Pooler: grandchildren, Anecia, Franklin III, Jamesia, Jakeema, Jamaria, Jaliela; uncle, Calvin Kennedy (Charlene), of Savannah; a very special friend, Glenda Thomas, of Waycross; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
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 Ave.
Public visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fluker Funeral Home, 985 Ossie Davis Parkway.
The body will lie in repose Friday from 11 a.m. to the hour of service.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.
Deacon Albert McElroy
Deacon Albert McElroy, 57, died Sunday (Feb. 10, 2019) at his residence following an extended illness.
He was a Ware County native and a 1993 graduate of Waycross High School.
He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was a veteran nurse at several locations in and around Ware County.
His mother, Delores McElroy, preceded him in death.
He is survived by three children, Alisia McElroy Robinson, of Raeford, N.C., Tamara McElroy, of Sacramento, Calif., Shonkeria Davis, of Goldsboro, N.C.; three sisters, Joyce Carter, Louella McElroy, both of Waycross, and Othelia McClendon, of Charleston, S.C.; one brother, James McElroy, of Waycross; two aunts, Doretha Mack and Louise Aikens; Rufus Mack and James McClendon, of South Carolina; a host of grandchildren, cousins, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
Friends may call at 3835 Jamestown Road, Apt. B.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Welch & Brinkley Mortuary.