Jeffrey T. Youngblood
Jeffrey T. “Jeff” Youngblood, 55, of Tifton, died Friday (Feb. 26, 2016) at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton.
The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock this afternoon at Christian Fellowship with the Rev. Rex Johnson officiating. Jim Puckett will give the eulogy.
Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.
He was born Aug. 20, 1960, in Cordele, son of Robert W. Youngblood, of Fitzgerald, and the late Audrey Moss Youngblood. A 1978 graduate of Fitzgerald High School, he worked as a cutting room supervisor at Champion Sportswear. He managed Ben Hill Auto Parts as well as Bumper-to-Bumper in Fitzgerald and Waycross.
He worked as a mechanic and hot-rod technician in his spare time. He loved anything with a motor, the louder the better. He enjoyed “tinkering” with R/C cars and became a passionate enthusiast with racing them.
He was a huge presence in this world and has left a legacy to his friends and family of never giving up. He loved with all he had and lived life to the fullest. His favorite pastimes were riding motorcycle, drag racing, visiting the mountains and fishing.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife of 22 years, Kim Roberts Youngblood, of Tifton; son, Dwayne and Ashley Youngblood, of Fitzgerald; daughter, Brooke Youngblood, currently a student at Valdosta State; two grandchildren, Cameron Youngblood and Payne Youngblood; siblings and their spouses, Bob and Linda Youngblood, Shirley and David Watson, and Tony and Samantha Youngblood, all of Fitzgerald, Tammy McLeod, of Douglas, and Chris and Laura Youngblood, of Covington; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John David and Annette Roberts, of Fitzgerald; sister-in-law, Denise Roberts, of Ocilla; brother-in-law, Josh McClelland and Gina Thompson, of Fitzgerald; multiple “daughters” and friends of Brooke, whom he helped to raise; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Audrey Moss Youngblood.
The family suggests those desiring to send memorials may visit and search for Jeff Youngblood. All donations will assist the family with burial and other miscellaneous expenses.
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Paulk Funeral Home, Fitzgerald, is in charge of arrangements.

Maude Idell Crews
BLACKSHEAR — Maude Idell Wood Crews, 68, of Hoboken, passed away Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 24, 2016) at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Ellenton, S.C., May 13, 1947, she lived in South Carolina for several years before moving to Brantley County. She worked for Fred’s and was known for her pumpkin pies. She also enjoyed reading in her spare time.
She was the daughter of the late Barney and Sarah Ginn Wood. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lucion Nolan Crews.
Survivors include two daughters, Tonya Norman, of Warrenville, S.C., and Janice Kirkland (fiancé, Jeff O’Quinn), both of Hoboken; a brother, Barney Wood, of Bonaire; six grandchildren, Andrew, Tina, Angel, Taylor, Jayson and Baylee; two great-grandchildren, Haley and Arabella; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral was held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. Jack Sinclair.
Interment was in the Hortense Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Thomas Branch, Paul Felty, Jayson Corbett, David Corbett, Dustin Morrison, Mike Wood and James Hutson.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Clinton Bargeron
BLACKSHEAR — Clinton Bargeron, 79, of Blackshear, passed away Sunday afternoon (Feb. 28, 2016) at his residence following a long illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.

Ivinell L. Strickland
Ivinell Leggett Strickland, 77, died Friday night (Feb. 26, 2016) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House following a short illness.
She was born in Appling County but lived in Waycross most of her life. She was employed for many years as a bookkeeper and former waitress with Shoney’s of Waycross. She was a member of New Haven Baptist Church.
She was a daughter of the late Lewis Leggett and Rachel Turner Moody. She was also preceded in death by her former husband, Earl Strickland, two step-grandchildren, Lynn Guess and Ronald Lee, and four brothers, Norman Leggett, Talmadge Leggett, Bobby Moody and James Leggett.
She is survived by a daughter, Lynell Strickland Camp, of Waycross; a son, Edmond Earl “Eddie” Strickland (Darthy), of Waycross; two grandchildren, Angela Strickland Wasdin (Jeremy) and Olin Earl Camp, both of Waycross; two great-grandchildren, Kayla Lynn Holland and Kaitlyn Elizabeth Holland; six step-grandchildren, Curtis Lee, Melinda Fogle (Mike), Michelle Cox (Barry), Kyle Lee (Kathy), Jeffrey Hickson and Kelvin Hickson; nine step-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Julian Leggett (Wanda), of Okeechobee, Fla., Eugene Leggett (Alene), of Patterson, and Ronald Moody (June), of Hephzibah; two sisters, Yvonne Maltsberger (Fred), of Chuckey, Tenn., and Faye Weathers (Travis), of Lincolnton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held 2 o’clock this afternoon at Oakland Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Ailene H. Corbitt
Ailene Henderson Corbitt, 79, died Saturday night (Feb. 27, 2016) at her residence following a short illness.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County. She was a former employee of Pic ’N Save, of Waycross, and Cauley’s Meat Packing Co. She was a member of Suwannee Chapel Church of God of Prophecy.
She was a daughter of the late J.T. Henderson and Leona Thompson Henderson. She was married to the late Charlie Corbitt. She was also preceded in death by her step-father, Richard Dick Boyd.
She is survived by a daughter, Verdie Cox (Ronnie), of Waycross; two sons, Charles Corbitt (Modena) and Herman Corbitt (Melinda), both of Waycross; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; eight sisters, Geneva White, of Manor, Wanell Boyd (Emory), of Manor, Mamie Woods, of Tampa, Fla., Gail Wilson (Johnny), of Waycross, Minnie Weeks (Tony), of Jesup, Lynett Milton, of Waycross, Lucy Yanish, of Blackshear, and Annie Mae Boyd, of Tennessee; five brothers, James Henderson, of Blackshear, Jody Boyd, of Blackshear, Herbert Boyd, of Waycross, Morris Boyd, of Florida, and Robert Boyd, of Alabama; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Mt. Green Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening at the funeral home from 6 until 8 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Cindy Rodriguez
Cindy Rodriguez, 60, died Thursday morning (Feb. 25, 2016) at the Pierce County Nursing Home in Blackshear following an extended illness.
She lived her childhood years in Blackshear, but made her home in Ware County for most of her life. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Nora Thomas.
She was a 1973 graduate of Blackshear High School and a 1992 graduate of the Okefenokee Technical College nursing program. She was a licensed practical nurse and worked with the Pierce County Nursing Home, with the Ware County Sheriff’s Department in the Ware County jail and the White House Personal Care Home during her nursing career.
Survivors include her former husband, Joe Rodriguez; a son, Joey Rodriguez; two daughters, Miranda Rodriguez (Jason), and Leana Laird, all of Waycross; grandchildren, Celeste Rodriguez, J.J. Rodriguez, Zach Rodriguez, Peyton Rodriguez, Zevik Krusza, Caden Adkison and Jacob Adkison; five sisters, Erica Martin (Jerry), of Blackshear, Taressa Lairsey (Harry), of Brunswick, Connie Tyre, of Waycross, Roxcy Eckerd, of Waycross, and Betty Simpson, of Logansport, Ind.; a brother, Buddy Riddle (Mary), of Blackshear; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Music Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jerry Martin officiating.
Memorialization is by cremation.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Hazel Johnson Carter
Hazel Johnson Carter, 82, died Sunday afternoon (Feb. 28, 2016) at Specialty Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., following an extended illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home

Ira Leon Beverly Jr.
Ira Leon Beverly Jr., 71, of Pipe Creek, Texas, passed away Tuesday evening (Feb. 23, 2016) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House in Waycross.
Born in Blackshear, Dec. 17, 1944, he lived in Texas since 2000 before moving back to Pierce County seven months ago. He worked as an insurance salesman for many years before purchasing rental property which he maintained. He was of the Pentecostal faith and enjoyed traveling and gospel music.
He was a son of the late Ira Leon Beverly Sr. and Irene Hagan Beverly. He was also preceded in death by six sisters, Edith Mae Hicks (the late Francis), of Lakeland, Fla., Aline Butters (the late Corky), of Waycross, Nancy Viola Strickland, Iva Lee Williams (the late Carl), of Waycross, Irma Jean Kirkland (Albert), of Waycross, Melba Sue Powell (the late Jack), of Waycross, and Mary Lou Beverly (a twin who died in infancy), and a brother, Kenneth Wayne Beverly (died while stationed in Japan).
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Kathleen Simon Beverly, of Pipe Creek, Texas; three daughters, Hope and Dr. Jeff Silveira, of Douglas, Michelle and Dr. Mike Pinell, of Newnan, Virginia “Jinny” Beverly Arth, of Orlando, Fla.; two sons, Daniel and Stacie Medders, of Cornelia, and David Medders, of Baldwin; a step-son, Keith and Randy Butler-Sweat, of Locus Grove; two sisters, Ocie Vernell Beverly Lee (the late Arland), of Blackshear, and Shirley Beverly Davis (the late Huey), of Callahan, Fla.; two brothers, Frank and Barbara Beverly, of Waycross, and Travis Beverly, of Blackshear; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral was held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Officiating were the Rev. Franklin Peacock and the Rev. Chester Chancey.
Interment was in Enon Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Mike Kirkland, Richard C. Williams Sr., Larry Kitchens, Daniel Medders Jr., Jeremiah Medders and Jacob Medders.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ferrell Faye McCall
A funeral for Ferrell Faye McCall took place Sunday afternoon in the Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donnie Tuten officiating.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Al Hardick, Randy Thompson, Ron Mason, Raymond Cox and David Corbitt.
Arrangements were with Music Funeral Home.