Gerald Washington
A celebration of life service for Gerald “Pete” Lee Washington will be held today at 3 p.m. at Victory Temple, 319 W. Blackshear Ave., Waycross, where Bishop Albert Bussey is pastor.
Burial and committal service will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The body will lie in repose in the church from 1 p.m. until the service hour.
The cortege will assemble at 1317 Myers Ave. at 2:15 p.m.
He was born Jan. 3, 1966 in Waycross, to Betty Washington Blackshear and the late Horace Graham. He attended public schools in Waycross, where he received his education. He lived his life to the fullest. Through troubling times and life’s hard knocks, he never forgot nor lost respect for family.
He was always there if you asked. If he could he would and if not he tried. No matter the situation he always had that million dollar smile.
He leaves to mourn three daughters, Marquita Bell, Zaquoia Bell and Kendra Worthy, all of Waycross; his mother, Betty Blackshear, and stepfather, James Blackshear, of Waycross; five sisters, Bernice Williams (Thomas Bolds), of Waycross, Eva Mae Washington, of Macon, Shirley Townsend, of Palm Beach, Fla., Willie Mae Johnson (Melvin), of Jacksonville, Fla., Charmaine Graham, of Washington, D.C., and Sherryl Mitchell, of Waycross; three brothers, Preston Corbin (Ilya Corbin), of Waycross, Johnny Washington (Twilla Washington), of Jacksonville, Fla., and Horace Graham Jr., of Waycross; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and sorrowing friends.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online guest book,
Professional services are entrusted to Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway.

Donald E. Arnett Jr.
Donald Eugene Arnett Jr., 58, of Waycross, died Friday morning (Jan. 16, 2015) at his residence after an extended illness.
He was born in Hicksville, Ohio, and lived between there and Waycross. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing pool.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Eugene Arnett Sr., and one sister, Betty Nell Carver.
Survivors include three daughters, Mindy Jo Arnett, of Clarks Mills, Pa., Ashley Reuben, of Columbus, Ohio, Suzanne Michelle Arnett, of Antworp, Ohio; his mother, Betty Nell Byrd Morris, of Waycross; seven grandchildren; four sisters, Syble Beecher (husband, Bo), of Waycross, Cheryl Ann Carver (husband, Alan), of Waycross, Bobbie Jean Golding (husband, Joe), of Blackshear, Judy Branch (husband, Joey), of Waycross; one brother, Danny Boy Arnett, of Waycross; special niece, Susan Smith, of Waycross; numerous other half-brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A graveside service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 5 until 7 at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed online at
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sylvia Vining
A funeral for Sylvia Ann Minix Vining was held Friday afternoon at Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Derwin Griffin officiating.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Esther W. Monroe
Esther A. White Monroe passed into her heavenly rest on Friday (Jan. 16, 2015) with family at her bedside.
The family is receiving friends at the home of her daughter, Rose Clark, 715 Crescent St., Waycross.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.

Wesley D. Woodard
Wesley Dalton “Wes” Woodard, 32, died Friday (Jan. 16, 2015) at his residence following health complications.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Danny G. Altman
A memorial service for Danny G. Altman was held Friday afternoon at Sweetwater Baptist Church with the Rev. David Merck, the Rev. Lamar Music and the Rev. Chris Tolbert officiating.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.