Kathleen P. Konnerth
Kathleen Patricia Konnerth, 89, currently of Columbus, Ohio, went to be with her mama in Heaven on Friday (Feb. 19, 2016).
Born Sept. 16, 1926 to the late John Marshall and Emma Lee (Mote) Curry, in Jacksonville, Fla. She was raised in Valdosta and moved to Worthington, Ohio in 1969. She attended Waycross Vocational School and received an LPN in 1987.
She married Kelton Kyle Konnerth in 1991 and moved to Waycross, then they moved to Daytona Beach, Fla., in 2000. She returned to Columbus, Ohio, in January 2013.
She is survived by children, David F. (Jill) Tompkins Jr., of Philadelphia, Pa., Leslie Leis, of Dayton, Ohio, Pandora (Kenneth) Porter, of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, David G. Tompkins, Jennifer Crotts, Heather Hendershot, Gary A. Leonard, Matthew R. Leis, Brandon J. Allen, Devon K. Porter; seven great-grandchildren; cousins, L.C. Cribb, Louise Cribb, Steve Cribb, all of St. Mountain, Ga., and Juerdine Strickland, of Ashley, Va.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, David F. Tompkins Sr., (married in 1945), her second husband, Philip Paul Percich (married in 1956), her third husband, Kelton Kyle Konnerth, siblings, Francis Marshall Curry and Sheila (Curry) Savage, sisters-in-law, Wanda (Souder) Curry and Shelba (Cox) Curry.
A graveside service will be held at Blendon Central Cemetery, 6340 Hempstead Road, Westerville, Ohio, Monday at 1 p.m. with Father William A. Hritsko officiating.
Messages of condolences may be shared with the family at www.NewcomerColumbus.com

Waunell Lightsey
Waunell Lightsey, 85, passed away Monday (Feb. 22, 2016).
She was born May 7, 1930 in Willacoochee, daughter of the late I.T. Gamble and the late Molly Fowler Gamble. She was a member of Screven Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Lightsey.
Survivors include her three daughters, Jackie Dubberly, of Hortense, Carolyn Robbins, of Blackshear, and Cheryl Lightsey, of Odum; one sister, Jackie O’Quinn, of Waycross; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and special friends and neighbors, Ginger Proudfoat, Evelyn Cooper, Joan Carter, Sissy Wainright, Deborah Nichols, Lois Hardee, Tommy and Velma Tyre and Mack Jr. and Wanda Griffis.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Rev. Myland Brookins officiating.
Interment will follow in Zion Church of God Cemetery.
Active pallbearers are Dwaine O’Quinn, Ronnie O’Quinn, Randy Deal, Lance Atkins, John Deal and James Boatright.
Honorary pallbearers are the staff of Hospice Satilla of Waycross.
Visitation will be this evening from 6 until 8 at Swain Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hospice Satilla Hospice House, 811 Beacon St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

Ira Leon Beverly
Ira Leon Beverly, 70, of Blackshear, passed away Tuesday evening (Feb. 23, 2016) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House following an illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear.

Betty Jean T. Guy
Betty Jean Thornton Guy, 80, of Offerman, passed away Monday afternoon (Feb. 22, 2016) at Satilla Care Center in Waycross following an extended illness.
Born in Offerman, Sept. 18, 1935, she lived in Offerman all of her life. She loved to go to different restaurants around to eat with her family. She had been a private health sitter for many years, and enjoyed watching the southern gospel music channel and TBN. She loved her family and was of the non-denominational faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawton and Mae Griffin Thornton, a sister, Margaret Roberts, four brothers, James D. Thornton, Gustene Thornton, Roy Shon Thornton and Gilbert Thornton, and a son-in-law, Everett Lee Gill Jr.
Survivors include seven children, Angela Strickland, of Offerman, Donna Gill, of Offerman, Roxanne Davis (husband, Benjy), of Offerman, Tonya Parker (husband, Danny), of Concord, N.C., Ray Gene Strickland, of Offerman, Bobby Gustene Strickland, of Offerman, and Anthony Robert “Tony” Guy (wife, Amanda), of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Barbara Ann Mobley, of Offerman; two brothers, Joe Thornton, of Offerman, and Jimmy Thornton (wife, Cynthia), of Patterson; two sisters-in-law, Maxine Thornton, of Waycross, and Susan Thornton, of Offerman; 14 grandchildren, Lamar Griffin, Shon Griffin, Keshia Hodgkin (Jon), Heather Gill, Kimberly Gill (Justin), Brandon Davis (Samantha), Nathan Davis (Amber), Ashley Keziah, Nick Strickland, Luke Yarbrough, Dixie Yarbrough, Brock Guy, Maggie Yarbrough and Gracie Guy; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and many other relatives.
The funeral will be 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Interment will be in the Offerman Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc. of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.

Willene Johnson Carter
Willene Johnson Carter, 78, died Tuesday (Feb. 23, 2016) at the Pierce County Nursing Home following an extended illness.
She was born in Alma, but resided in Ware County most of her life. She was a 1955 graduate of Bacon County High School and former paraprofessional with the Harrell Center. She was a member of Jamestown United Methodist Church where she served faithfully for many years.
She was a daughter of the late Willie Lee Johnson and Delora Rigdon Johnson. She was married to the late Rev. William Felton Carter Jr. who was known for many years as the “Wiregrass Preacher.” She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Carter Livingston, and a sister, Zennie Brewer.
She is survived by a son, Mike Carter (wife, April), of Blackshear; a daughter, Carole Parker (husband, Steve), of Waycross; four grandchildren, Stephanie Parker Arno (husband, Rick), Terri Parker, Anna Carter and Allie Carter; two brothers, George Lawton Johnson, of Alma, and James Chester Johnson, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two sisters, Elizabeth Mattson, of Savannah, and Lissie Connor, of Alma.
A funeral will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening at the funeral home from 6 until 8 o’clock.
The family requests members of Jamestown United Methodist Church meet Friday at the funeral home by 9:40 a.m. to serve as honorary pallbearers.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com