Rev. Herman Moore
BLACKSHEAR — The Rev. Herman Moore, 78, of Blackshear, died Wednesday morning (Feb. 3, 2016) at his residence surrounded by his loving family, following an extended illness.
Born July 4, 1937 in Ocilla, he was a son of the late Leavy and Essie Mae Rowe Moore. He lived in Coffee County and Jacksonville, Fla., before moving to Blackshear in 1970. He was a farmer and a Baptist minister. He served as the pastor of Hephzibah Baptist Church in Ware County, Eastside Baptist in Bacon County, and Alabaha Freewill Baptist Church in Pierce County, but was a member of Walkerville Baptist Church.
He was also a faithful volunteer with the Pierce County Fire Department, serving with the Walkerville Fire Station. He could easily be described as a hardworking, fair and honest man, and will be remembered by his family as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers, John Allen Moore and Leavy Raymond Moore.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Sarah Bryant Moore, of Blackshear; his two sons, Kevin Moore (wife, Connie) and Kyle Moore (wife, Karen), all of Blackshear; nine grandchildren, Austin Moore, Aaron Moore, Rachel Moore and Leavy Moore, all of Blackshear, Ashton Cumbee (husband, Jason), of Ridge Springs, S.C., Autumn Murphy (husband, Scott), of Offerman, Garrett Moore (wife, Sam), of Norfolk, Va., Matt Crosby, of Mershon, and Andy Crosby (wife, Lisa), of Waycross; six great-grandchildren, Jesslyn and Keagan Moore, both of Blackshear, Coburn Murphy, of Offerman, and Elayna, Jenna and Avery Crosby, all of Waycross; his sister, Elaine Kent (husband, Bill), of Ocilla; a sister-in-law, Grace Moore, of Callahan, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and many friends and other relatives.
A funeral will take place Saturday at 3 p.m. at Walkerville Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Walkerville Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1 until 3 p.m. at Walkerville Baptist Church.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Kathleen T. Pedrick
Kathleen Tatum Pedrick, 87, of Waycross, died Thursday morning (Feb. 4, 2016) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities after an extended illness.
She was born in Waycross to the late George Hamilton Tatum Jr. and Lottie Wildes Tatum. She moved to Bradenton, Fla., in 1970 where she spent a majority of her life before moving back to Waycross in 2013.
Beginning in Waycross, she worked for S.H. Kress where she retired from their store in Bay Shore Gardens, Fla. After her retirement, she worked many years for Manatee County Transportation Department as a school bus monitor. She was a past member of Kettle Creek Southern Congregational Methodist Church, Palma Sola Bay Baptist Church in Bradenton, Fla., and West Bradenton Baptist Church.
She enjoyed fishing, working in her garden at home in Bradenton and picking and canning fruits and vegetables.
She loved traveling, especially to the mountains, and enjoyed being the one to plan every detail of the trip. More than anything, she loved her family. She loved her daughter, son, brothers and sisters and any time she was able to spend with them.
Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, James Henry Douglas Sr., her second husband, William K. Pedrick, her son, James Henry Douglas Jr., and eight brothers and sisters, James Hamilton “Hamp” Tatum, Lavenia Bell Tatum, Margaret Simerly, Doris Douglas, Melissie Howell, Lottie Mae Vanhoy, Only Tatum and an infant sister.
She is survived by her daughter, Agnes Douglas, of Waycross; a sister, Jane Bennett (husband, John), of Waycross; three brothers, George L. Tatum Sr., of Waycross, Elias A. Tatum (wife, Jo), of Waycross, Toomer M. Tatum (wife, Betty Sue), of Waycross; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Kettle Creek Southern Congregational Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed at

Oscar ‘Wayne’ Bullard
Oscar Wayne Bullard, 72, died Thursday (Feb. 4, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after an extended illness.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County. He retired from Swisher International after 40 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Earl Bullard and Vina Lou Crawford Bullard, one brother, Franklin Bullard, and one sister, Glenda Thomas.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Virginia Carolyn Strickland Bullard, of Waycross; two daughters, Lisa Herndon (Phillip) and Beth Gibson (Randy), both of Waycross; four grandchildren, Joshua Herndon, Clayton Herndon, Ashley Turner and Emily Gibson; one great-grandson, Ashton Herndon; one sister, Angie Griner, of Waycross; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 1 until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at