Ann Williams Inman
Ann Williams Inman, 89, went to her heavenly reward Wednesday (Feb. 6, 2019) after a courageous battle against old age.
She was born in Albany, Ga., on Sept. 13, 1929. She was the wife of Robert A. “Red” Inman. Together they had five children. The family moved to Waycross in 1968.
She attended Ward-Belmont College of Nashville, Tenn., and was a member of the Junior League of Albany, the Green Thumb Garden Club and Holly Interest in Waycross.
She was a member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church of Albany and St. Joseph Catholic Church of Waycross. She was a faithful volunteer of the church and a member of the three Ann’s along with Ann Johnson and Ann O’Connell. These three ladies were the cleaning angels of the church. She also volunteered in the Loaves and Fishes program at St. Joseph.
She had an infectious smile and pretty blue eyes and was a lover of animals, along with a sparkling wit and Southern graciousness. She will be sorely missed by her family and her church family. She loved her time at the beach. She was a devoted wife and mother.
She was preceded in death by her father, Barney Bass Williams, and her mother, Christine Brosnan Williams, and her husband, Robert.
Survivors include a sister, Eva W. Philbin (Ed), of Gainesville, Ga.; two daughters, Bonnie Inman Dozier (Donald), of Atlanta, and Eloise Inman Purdom (Larry), of Waycross; three sons, Robert A. “Bud” Inman Jr., of Cour d’Alene, Idaho, Stephen Williams Inman, of Waycross, and Daniel Brosnan Inman, of Waycross; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m., immediately before the Memorial Mass for her at 12 p.m.
The family wishes to thank, among others too numerous to mention, the staff of Baptist Village Nursing Home and Satilla Hospice, who provided loving care during the five years she resided at Baptist Village.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Baptist Village, 2650 Carswell Ave., Waycross, Ga. 31503, Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501, and St. Joseph’s Loaves and Fishes.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Deacon Albert McElroy
A celebration of life for Deacon Albert McElroy, 57, who died Sunday (Feb. 10, 2019) at his residence following an extended illness, will be held Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Hazzard Hill Cemetery.
Public visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was a Ware County native and a 1981 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.
He was affiliated with Welch and Brinkley Mortuary for many years.
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, and at the home of Doretha Mack, 908 Blackwell St.
Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Welch & Brinkley Mortuary.
Welch & Brinkley Mortuary is serving the family.
Jeanette H. Groover
Jeanette Hubbard Groover, 79, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 13, 2019) at the Baptist Village Retirement Communities following an extended illness.
She was born in Pierce County but had resided in Waycross most of her life. She was a former ward clerk at Memorial Satilla Health and office manager with R.J. Welch and Sons. She was also a member of Jamestown Baptist Church.
She was a daughter of the late Robert Ottis Hubbard and Eugenia Williams Hubbard. She was married to the late Lonnie Edward Groover Sr. and was preceded in death by a son, Michael Groover.
She is survived by two sons, Lonnie Edward “Eddie” Groover Jr. (Gloria), of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Joseph Jonathan Groover (Larrece), of Lula, Ga.; nine grandchildren, Marcia Thorsen (Phil), Jessica Elliott (Eli), Luke Groover, Rachel Groover, David Groover, Olivia Groover, Zachary Groover, Alyssa Groover and Thomas Groover; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Saturday evening at the funeral home from 6 until 8 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Deberah Sellers Ivey
BLACKSHEAR — Deberah “debijean” Sellers Ivey, 65, of Blackshear, passed away Thursday night (Feb. 14, 2019) at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.
Ronald ‘Ron’ Benek
Ronald “Ron” Benek, 58, died Friday morning (Feb. 15, 2019) at his residence in Waycross following an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.
Charles I. Thrift
Charles I. Thrift, 82, of Waycross died Friday morning (Feb. 15, 2019) at Memorial Satilla Health after an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Lucille H. ‘Nova’ Davis
A funeral for Lucille H. “Nova” Davis was held Thursday morning at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clayton Davis and Brother Dan Vickers officiating.
Burial followed in Little Utah Cemetery in Axson.
Pallbearers were James Davis, Lesley Delk, Elisha Higgs, Carroll Thrift, Eddie Thrift and Lawrence Tindall.