Ann Williams Inman
Ann W. Inman passed peacefully Wednesday morning at Baptist Village.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Music Funeral Home
Carol Ann Prewett Love
January 11, 1945 – January 30, 2019
Beloved Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Grandmother Great-grandmother, Aunt and Friend.
She was born in Parkersburg, W.V. Jan. 11, 1945 and was raised in Waycross.
Frail with heart problems and severe asthma as a young girl, she developed a strength of will and character which became her hallmarks in later life. Smart and gregarious her energy and “joi de vive” made her more beautiful every day of her life.
After graduating Waycross High School in 1963 she left Waycross and attended college, started a family and pursued a career. She loved her life and fully lived her life. She had many occupations and took to them all with energy and dedication.
She was the cream that always rises to the top … office manager, home builder (the job she liked the most) or sales, at which she excelled. Events sponsorships at the Greater Anchorage Fur Rendezvous, Real Estate in Anchorage, Alaska and Fort Walton Beach, cell phone sales in Florida for what was Sprint and became Verizon.
She loved people and had the most beautiful smile. Throughout it all she saw her biggest job to be the strong center of her family. Matriarch is the word, but she was more. She was the glue, but at the same time the loving driver of her family. In her last days she would say that her family was her greatest love and the source of her greatest pride.
She was preceeded in death by her mother Lucille Worley of Waycross, stepfather Bascom Worley of Waycross and father Max Prewett of West Virginia.
She leaves behind her loving and devastated husband of 53 years, Abram Love, of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; her son, John A. Love II, of Crestview, Fla.; daughter Brandy Laws and son-in-law (who she loved as her own) Will Laws, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; grandchildren Abram Love III and Rachel Love, of Virginia, Nikolas Laws and Kylie Laws of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Lauren Love. of El Paso, Texas; great-grand children “The Twins,” Clark and Ethan Aldridge, and Harper Smith, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; her paternal centenarian Aunt Grace Haythorne, of Parkersburg, W.V.; sister, Joyce Screws, and brother, Michael Worley (wife Ginger), of Waycross, and brother, Sim Worley (wife Joy), of Clinton, Miss.; six nephews, Allen Newsome, Jacob (Caitlyn) Newsome, Caleb (Chelsey) Worley, Chad (Georgia) Worley, all of Waycross, Glenn Worley, of Clinton, and Scott (Ginger) Worley, of Woodlands, Texas, and numerous cousins.
Always as important to her as her family were her dear friends; from her first days of college Nancy Crane of Zebulon, Dixie Boyd of Anchorage and Willow Alaska, her “work-husband” of nearly a decade Steven Dougherty, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., that most genteel soul Gene Jorgenson, and Ginny Wright, who she loved like a daughter. Her friends were her family.
The family will be holding a Celebration of Life at her home in Fort Walton Beach Sunday. There will be no formal service, simply her friends and family celebrating a life lived to the fullest.
Fannie L. Grayer
A celebration of life service for Fannie Lue Harmon Grayer, 94, will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Big Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, 1221 Thomas St., with the church pastor, Dr. Alonzo K. Scott, bringing words of comfort.
She was born Aug. 27, 1924 in Doerun (Colquitt County) to the union of the late Reverend James Harmon Sr. and Maxie Thomas Harmon. She grew up in Waycross where she received her formal education from the Waycross Public School System.
At an early she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and became a member of Big Bethel Freewill Baptist Church where she served as a deaconess. She worked at Memorial Hospital for numerous years and later retired from both King Edward Cigar Factory and Baptist Village Nursing Home.
She lived a FULL LIFE. She loved spending time with her family, friends and neighbors. She especially enjoyed family gatherings and outings. She was active and charismatic even in her later years. She was truly a blessing to all who knew her and will be greatly missed.
Late on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, she was transitioned to her Heavenly home.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her spouse, Deacon Willie Grayer Sr.; her siblings, Julia Mae Johnson, Florence Cotton, Paul Harmon (Josephine) , Silas Harmon, Elijah Harmon (Carrie Bell), James Hubert Jr. Harmon (Mamie), Lucious Harmon and Ulysses Harmon (Mary); step-sons, James Grayer and Willie Grayer Jr.
Those left to cherish her memory include five step-daughters, Earnestine Williams, Shirley Brownlee, Mary Alice Carter, Minnie Lee Fowler, and Charlotte Cooper; step-sons, Farrow Grayer and Robert Grayer; a sister-in-law, Emma Harmon; special friends, Maxie B. Johnson and Patricia Taylor; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Friends are being received at the Grayer residence, 822 Pearlie Bowden Drive. Public visitation will be Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Fluker Funeral Home 985 Ossie Davis Parkway.
The body will lie in repose at the church an hour before the service. Interment will be in Hazzard Hill Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.
Johnny E. Brown Sr.
Johnny E. Brown Sr. 76, was born May 9, 1942 as the third child to the union of Johnny Brown and Georgia Ann Brown in Blackshear.
He was raised and educated in Blackshear, graduating from Lee Street High School. He retired from the City of Blackshear after 30 years of service.
He was a member of Zion Missionary Church during his school years and later attended various churches in Blackshear.
He was a very friendly person and never met a stranger. Anyone who lived in Blackshear knew Johnny and his contagious smile. He loved visiting various convenience stores, buying his lottery scratch-off tickets and greeting other customers with a “Hello” and his smile. He will be greatly missed by those whose lives he touched.
Preceded in death by his parents and his brother Eddie and sister Sallie, those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Evelyn Brown, and son, Johnny E. Brown Jr., both of Melbourne, Fla.; three step-children, Rev. Pamela L. (Silas) Scott, Amy Brown and Ernestine Brown, all of Palm Bay, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Alicia (Joshua) Provitt, Tanisha Clark, Shawntae Williams, Anthony Brown, Casandra Brown, Ryan Brown and Latisha Brown; great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and two very special friends, Melvin Johnson and Craig Smiley, both of Blackshear.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at St. James AME Church, 626 Cherry St., in Blackshear.
The body will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the service beginning at 1 p.m. with Pastor Gerald Copeland presiding.
A visitation service will be Friday evening from 5 until 7 o’clock at the funeral home in Blackshear.
Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Blackshear.
The funeral cortege will leave the residence on Ware Street at 12:40 p.m. with arrangements under the direction of Jacobs Funeral Home of Blackshear.
Eugene Wesley III
Eugene Wesley III was born in Waycross Aug. 6, 1987 to Eugene Wesley Jr. and Ursula Roberson.
He was a graduate of Ware County High School class of 2010. While a student he was a member of the Ware County football team as well as a member of the wrestling team, basketball team, soccer team and track team. He was a well rounded athlete.
He was a very loving and caring person and would help in any was if he could. He was also a very devoted father, son, grandson, brother, nephew and cousin.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Eugene Wesley Sr., an aunt, Sylvia Wesley Conaway, Claretha Reese Burneys.
Eugene Wesley, III, 31, also known as “Man” or “Black Child,” of Blackshear, passed awa Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.
He is survived by his mother, Ursula Roberson, father, Eugene Wesley Jr; four daughters, Chaquira Wesley, Serenity Bechman, Adazae Wesley and Ariahana Wesley; four brothers, Devonte’, Jurell, Ja’ Lijah and Ja’Karee; grandmothers, Juanita Windi Taylor and Elouise Wesley; grandther, JT Carter; extended brothers, Antonio Rahming Sr., Zaccheus Lockett, Shaquil Lowe, Isa Lowe and Willie Hawkins III; extended sisters, Latoya Lewis, Felecia Lewis, Sasha Lewis and LaShaunta Hawkins; and a host of niecs, nephews, aunts, uncles, and sorrowing friends.
The celebration of life services will be held on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Greater Mt. Zion AME Church, 1085 Ossie Davis Parkway.
The body will lie in repose in the church from 12:30 until the service hour.
The cortege will assemble at the family residence, 1201 Tebeau Street on Saturday at 1:45 p.m.
The family will receive friends at the funeral on Friday during visitation from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Condolences and sympathy may be expressed by signing the online guestbook at www.perryybrothersfuneralhome.com.
Professional services are entrusted to Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway.
George H. Wynn
The homegoing celebration for George H. Wynn will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 417 Wilkerson St., where the Reverend Eric Horne is pastor.
The body will lie in repose in the church from 9 a.m. until the service hour. Burial and committal services will follow in Taylor Chapel Cemetery in Millwood.
The cortege will assemble at the family residence, 306A Lamp Lighter Lane, Saturday at 9:15 a.m.
Public viewing for Mr. Wynn will be Friday at the funeral home beginning at 3 p.m.
He was born in Merritt Island, Fla. July 23, 1933 to the late Richard and Carritha Wynn. He was the eighth child of 18 children.
He was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church where he served on the Trustee Ministry. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior at an early age. He made his home in Millwood for over 40 years before moving to Waycross.
While in Millwood he enjoyed farming, planting vegetables, fishing and building things with his with his hands.
He loved everyone he met and his smile would light up the entire room. George was a giver and had a heart of gold. He was a great husband, a marvelous father, spectacular grandfather and the best neighbor and friend.
He worked for and retired from the City of Waycross after 23 years. He also worked for Cady Bag in Pearson. During his earlier years he was employed with Patrick Air Force Base, in Cocoa Beach, Fla.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life after 49 years of marriage, Gussie Cox Wynn, and his daughter, Paris Ford.
On Thursday, January 31, 201, God dispatched his angel to Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. to bring Bro. Wynn home from his earthly labors to his eternal rest after an extended illness.
He is survived by his daughter, Latrece Moore (George), and former son-in-law, Robert Owens Sr. all of Waycross; his son, Jerome Gibson of Cocoa, Fla.; four grandchildren, Robert Owens, II (Jordan) of Waycross, Amber McPherson (Revin) and Alecia Arnold (Adrain) both of Tampa, Fla. and Shakelia Wood (Michael) of Fort Lee, VAa.; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth Williams of Newark, N.J, Mable Osborne of Rockledge, Fla., and Carrie Wynn of Las Vegas, Nev.; four brothers, Richard Wynn of California, Nathaniel Wynn (Rebecca) of Cocoa, John Wynn of Cocoa, Minnie McClendon of Waycross, Evelyn Huggins (George), Shirley Woodson (Jimmy), all of Atlanta, Rose Cox (Terry) of Nicholls, Thomas Rawls (Dottie) of Colonial, N.J., one god grandchild, Ashanti Carter, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, church family and sorrowing friends.
Condolences and sympathy may be expressed by signing the online guestbook at www.perrybrothersfuneralhome.com.
Professional services are entrusted to Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway.
Lula Atteliah S. Crews
Lula Atteliah Crews Strickland, 83, passed away Tuesday (Feb. 5, 2019) at Baptist Village, Waycross, following an extended illness.
She was born March 8, 1935, in Nassau County, Fla., to the late John Samuel Crews and Selma Estell Bradley Crews. She worked for J.C. Penney’s in Waycross and was a member of Shiloh Church, the church choir and the prayer band. For many years she was a member of the Joyful Sound Singing Group, spreading the message of God in song.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Louis Strickland, three sisters, Genie Sowell, Rachel Gilliard and Peggy Foster, four brothers, John Crews, Sam Crews, Roger Crews and James Crews.
Survivors are one sister, Voncile Ryles, Callahan, Fla.; one brother, W. Woody Crews, Waycross; two sisters-in-law, Erma Cox and Bessie Strickland, both of Homerville; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Shiloh Church.
Interment will be in the Shiloh Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 until 2 p.m. at Shiloh Church.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Eddie G. Fullard
A graveside service for Eddie Gene “Barney Fife” Fullard was held Wednesday morning at Piney Grove Cemetery with Brother Joe Corley officiating.
Pallbearers were Andy Beecher, Scott Beecher, Austin Eunice, Brian Chapman, Andy “Plug” Wade and Jake King.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.