Arthur Leo Griffard
Arthur Leo Griffard, 91, of Waycross, died Friday afternoon (Feb. 1, 2019) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House after an extended illness.
He was born in St. Genevieve, Mo. to the late Arthur Charles Griffard and Rosemary Labruyere Griffard. Growing up he was a member of St. Genevieve Catholic Church.
He enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 17 where he served during World War II. After discharge from the Navy, he worked for Waycross Battery and Electric.
He moved to Warner Robins and worked at Robins Air Force Base for 25 years, before retiring and moving back to Waycross.
In Waycross, he was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the VFW and Haywood Baptist Church.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille King Griffard, one brother, James Griffard, and one sister, Elivine Hogenmiller.
He is survived by one son, Stanley Griffard (wife, Barbara), of Warner Robins; three daughters, April Clark (husband, Johnny), of Poulan, Marsha Williams, of Warner Robins, Kelly Woytalewicz (husband, Mark), of Brandon, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Leona Knierim, of St. Louis, Mo., Loretta Zavadil, of French Village, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
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Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sharon Lynne B. Crews
Sharon Lynne Baldwin Crews, 51, passed away suddenly Friday morning (Feb. 1, 2019) in Waycross from an automobile accident.
She was born in Atlanta to Jerry Dale Baldwin and Elizabeth Tanner Baldwin. She received a masters degree in speech and language pathology which enabled her to teach children with disabilities. She was a member of Sweetwater Baptist Church.
She was a breast cancer survivor. Along with her friend, Lucy Gross, she co-authored a book and guide to help others during their fight to battle cancer. She was heavily involved with her church family and active in her community, in addition to homeschooling her four children.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lynn and Lillian Tanner and Lorraine Petersen, and her husband’s grandparents, Frank and Hortense Taylor.
Survivors include her husband, Tracy Taylor Crews, of Waycross; four children, Marshall, Liam, Sophie and Jocelynn Crews; her parents, Jerry Dale Baldwin and Elizabeth Tanner Baldwin, of Douglas; two brothers, Bart Baldwin (Angela), of Columbia, S.C., and Cam Baldwin (former wife, Amy), of Waycross; nieces and nephews, Shelby Feinberg (Jeff), Joshua Baldwin, Meg Harris, Rachel Shvetz (Andrew) Jamie Baldwin, Harleigh Baldwin; her mother-in-law, Susan Hohenstein (Bill), of Blackshear; two sisters-in-law, Nicole Lee (Chad), of St. Marys, and Rhonda Wittman (Mike), of Leesburg, Fla.; nieces and nephews, Caleb Lee, Claire Lee, Jacob Wittman, Lacie Wittman; special great-uncle, Howard Clark; and numerous other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at New Life Church.
Burial will follow in Harrell Grove Cemetery in Coffee County.
The family will receive friends 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations may be made to Hooves to Freedom (, or Cord of Three (
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Johnny E. Brown Sr.
Johnny E. Brown Sr., 76, a life long Pierce Countian, died early Friday (Feb. 1, 2019) at Memorial Satilla Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
The family will receive friends at the home of his niece, Tammy McGauley, 747 Ware St., Blackshear.
Jacobs Funeral Home is serving the family and arrangements will be announced.

James Dwight DeLoach
A funeral for James Dwight DeLoach, 68, of Blackshear, took place Monday morning at 11 o’clock at Patterson Baptist Church with the Rev. R.C. James, Sammy Dixon and Trey DeLoach officiating.
Serving as pallbearers were Carson Smith, Trey DeLoach, Coy Carrin, Pierce Carrin, Logan Carrin, Buddy Griner and Mark Griner.
Honorary pallbearers were his classmates of the Patterson High School class of 1968.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.

Shelby White Willis
A funeral for Shelby White Willis was held Monday afternoon at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clayton Davis officiating.
Burial followed in Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Kyle Higgs, Sam Higgs, Stephen Jones, Shane Merritt, John Tucker and Wayne Waters.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.