Eddie Gene Fullard
Eddie Gene “Barney Fife” Fullard, 53, of Waycross died Saturday afternoon (Feb. 2, 2019) at his residence after an extended illness.
He was born in Waycross and lived here all of his life. He worked at several trailer plants and more recently worked at Cornelius Blueberries in Manor. He always enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outside. He was the life of the party and loved his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Gene Fullard, paternal grandparents, Ed and Dorothy Fullard, maternal grandfather, Kenny Allen.
Survivors include his mother, Betty Ann Spell Cox, of Waycross; step-mother, Sandra Fullard, of Waycross; one sister, Lisa Eunice and her husband Greg, of Waycross; two step sisters, Ashley Fullard, of Waycross, Tina Fullard, of Homerville; three brothers, Danny Beecher, of Waycross, Shawn Musgrove (fiancée, Selena), of Hoboken, Robin Fullard (wife, Christy), of Waycross; maternal grandmother, Mary Ruth Allen, of Waycross; close friends, Charles Smithson and Robin Hambrick; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday morning at 11 at Piney Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
James Dwight DeLoach
James Dwight DeLoach, 68, of Blackshear, passed away Friday evening (Feb. 1, 2019) surrounded by his family at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born July 30, 1950 in Waycross, he was raised in Patterson and was a 1968 graduate of Patterson High School. He lived for several years in Brunswick but for most of his life, he lived and worked in Pierce County. He had managed hotels and restaurants but retired from the City of Patterson as the Public Works Superintendent. Following his retirement, he enjoyed working at the Barnard Company.
He was a longtime member of Patterson Baptist Church where he taught the Friendship Sunday School Class and was faithful in assisting with small repairs and duties around the church. He was also a longtime volunteer with the Patterson Fire Department.
He was a member of the Jaycees in the 1970s to early 80s, the Gardi Hunting Club and the Pierce County Bear Boosters. He was a faithful supporter of all sports in Pierce County and also enjoyed watching the Georgia Bulldogs.
Preceding him in death were his father, Dorris Edward DeLoach Sr., a brother, Dr. Randy DeLoach, and his step-father, Claude Clough.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Bowen DeLoach, of Blackshear; three daughters, Sandy DeLoach Smith (husband, Brian), of Vidalia, Joy DeLoach Serafin (husband, Brandon), of Anchorage, Alaska, and DeeDee DeLoach Crawford (husband, Keith), of Butte, Alaska; two step-sons, Michael Anthony Carrin (Dixie) and Evan Jackson Carrin (wife Amber), both of Blackshear; 15 grandchildren, D. Austin Smith (wife, Samantha), of Las Vegas, Nev., Carson M. Smith, of Vidalia, Jessica L. Hipchen, of Atlanta, C. Hayden Barber, of Brunswick, Isobel L. Barber, of Anaconda, Mont., Jordan Serafin, of California, Jacob Serafin, of Wasilla, Alaska, Kyle Close (wife, Diamond), of Waycross, J. Alan Crawford, of Butte, Alaska, Alyssa B. Crawford, of Patterson, and Coy Carrin, Pierce Carrin, Logan Carrin, Suzanna Carrin, and Libby Carrin, all of Blackshear; one great-grandson, Zeke Close, of Waycross; his mother, Thedius Barnard Clough, of Blackshear; three brothers, Edward DeLoach, of Patterson, Travis DeLoach (wife, Elaine), of Vidalia, and David DeLoach (wife, Terri), of Blackshear; two step-sisters, Ruth Callahan and Janet Taylor (husband, Billy), both of Blackshear; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
A funeral was to take place this morning at 11 at Patterson Baptist Church.
The family received friends Sunday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southeast Cancer Unit, P.O. 667, Blackshear, Ga. 31516 or to the Pierce County High School Athletics, In Memory of Dwight DeLoach, Attn: Brandon Jernigan, 4850 County Farm Road, Blackshear, Ga. 31516.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
Gladys B. Lee
Gladys Boatright Lee, 75, of Alma, passed away Saturday (Feb. 2, 2019) at Twin Oaks Nursing Home after a short illness.
She was born in Effingham County on Oct. 18, 1943 to the late Marvin Tanner Sr. and Thirsie Richardson Tanner. Her husband of 36 years, Voughna “Barney” Boatright and four brothers, Eugene Tanner, Warren Tanner, Lonnie Tanner and Marvin Tanner Jr., preceded her in death. She was a member of the New Hope Southern Congregational Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Lee, of Alma, two children, Bill Boatright (Deneana), of Alma and Lisa Boatright Austin (Randy), of Jesup; three step-children, Chad Lee (Patricia), Chris Lee (Leann) and Julie Brown (Stacey), all of Alma; two brothers, Donnie Tanner and Ronnie Tanner, of Hazlehurst; two sisters, Faye Cothern and Connie Walls (Kendall), of Hazlehurst; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The funeral will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Crosby Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Varnadore and the Rev. Tommy Davis officiating.
Interment will follow at Hall Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening between 6 and 9 o’clock.
Active pallbearers will be James Jordan, Chris Stewart, Joe Stewart, Jeffery Stewart, Steve Thompson, Dewayne Walsh and John Stewart. All others in attendance will be considered honorary escorts.
Crosby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
George Henry Wynn
George Henry Wynn, 85, Waycross, passed away onThursday (Jan. 31, 2019) at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., following an extended Illness.
He was born July 23, 1933 in Merritt Island, Fla., to the late Richard and Carritha Wynn. He worked for the city of Waycross where he retired and he also worked at Cady Bag in Pearson.
He was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church where he served on the trustee board.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gussie C. Wynn.
The daughter will receive friends and family at her home, 306A Lamp Lighter Lane, after 5:30 p.m.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway.
Frannie L. Grayer
Frannie L. Grayer, 94, a member of Big Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, died Friday (Feb. 1, 2019) at Doctors Hospital in Augusta after an illness.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.
John T. Peterson Sr.
John Thomas Peterson Sr., 86, died Saturday afternoon (Feb. 2, 2019) at his residence.
He was born and raised in Wilmington, N.C., but he moved to Waycross in 1965. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
In December 1984, he retired from CSX Railroad as assistant to the shop superintendent after 39 years. He was employed by ACL in Wilmington, SCL in Jacksonville and CSX in Waycross. After retirement, he served as assistant magistrate judge to Judge Eddie Linton.
While living in Blackshear, he was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where he served as an R. A. Leader. He was currently a member of Jamestown Baptist Church where he helped start the Faithful Followers Sunday School Class.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Joseph Peterson and Muriel Williams Peterson, and two sons, John Thomas Peterson Jr. and James Joseph Peterson.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Larraine Byrne Peterson, of Waycross; one son, Gary Lee (Melinda), of Hamilton; one daughter, Deborah Lynn, of Valdosta; one step-daughter, Pamela Crawford (Richard). of Waycross; 12 grandchildren, Josh, Jeremy, Emily, Brad, Eric, Jordan, Ryan, Andrew, Matthew, Daniel, Stephen and Stacia; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Jamestown Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. today at Music Funeral Home.
The Faithful Followers S.S. Class is requested to meet 10:40 a.m. Tuesday at the church to serve as honorary pallbearers.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com.
Margaret C. Riggins
BLUE RIDGE — Margaret “Peggy” Cardone Riggins, 97, of Blue Ridge, passed away Friday (Feb. 1, 2019) at the PruittHealth Nursing Home in Blue Ridge.
Born in Kingston, N.Y., June 9, 1921, she lived in Pierce County for almost 30 years prior to moving to Blue Ridge 13 years ago.
She was a homemaker but while in Blackshear she was known as “Mrs. Peggy” by many little boys and girls who she kept at her home daycare. She was a very kindhearted woman who loved her family, all children, and, while they were winning, the Atlanta Braves. She was a member of the Blackshear First United Methodist Church.
She was the daughter of the late Ramond Nicholas and Margaret Balestrieri Cardone. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold Riggins Sr., a son, Harold “Hal” Riggins Jr., and her brother, Paul Cardone.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Mac Dixon, of Delray Beach, Fla.; her son, Ray Riggins, of Blackshear; her long-time friend and companion, Don Jones, of Blue Ridge; three grandchildren, Leah Dixon, Brad Dixon and Megan (Travis) Glausier; four great-grandchildren, Maddox McAlpin, Jaxson Williams, Wyatt Luke and Cooper Glausier; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Interment will be in the Blackshear Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home chapel from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Tuesday.
The family kindly requests that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 127, Blackshear, Ga. 31516.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
Dennis Charles Holland
A graveside service for Dennis Charles Holland took place Saturday afternoon in Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. Derwin Griffin officiating.
Arrangements were with Music Funeral Home.
Peggy Anne Jordan
A graveside service for Peggy Anne Jordan took place Saturday afternoon in Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Knapp officiating.
Arrangements were with Music Funeral Home.
Cynthia Ann Lisher
A memorial service for Cynthia Ann “Cindy” Lisher was held Saturday afternoon at Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Boatright officiating.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Theraldine W. Yeomans
BRISTOL — The funeral for Theraldine “Dolly” Walker Yeomans, 78, was held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at Bristol Baptist Church.
Officiating were the Rev. R. C. James and the Rev. Brett Howell.
Interment was in the Bristol Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Donnie White, Donnie Watkins, Miller Henderson, Kevin Deloach, Doug Ware and Lucius Yeomans.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Adult Ladies Sunday School .
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Miranda L. Leake
A funeral for Miranda L. Leake took place Saturday morning in the Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Merck officiating.
Burial was in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
James Robert Willis Jr.
A memorial service celebrating the life of James Robert Willis Jr. was held Friday afternoon at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Rusty Grace and Dr. Jeff Martin officiating.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.