John H. Arnold Jr.
John Horace Arnold Jr., 64, of Waycross, died early Tuesday morning (Jan. 20, 2015) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House after an extended illness.
He was born in Rocky Mount, N.C. to the late John Horace Arnold Sr. and Nettie Gore Arnold. He lived in Waycross most of his life and was a graduate of Waycross High School class of 1969.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War. He retired in 1996 from CSX where he worked as a signal maintainer.
He was a member of the Big Swamp Hunting Club and enjoyed his time fishing, hunting, camping and especially cooking with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Pittman Arnold, of Waycross; three children, John Horace Arnold III (wife, Carolyn), of Watkinsville, Cody Alston Arnold, of Waycross, Ally Hope Arnold, of Waycross; three grandchildren, John Horace Arnold IV, Michael Thomas Arnold and Samuel Joseph Arnold; three sisters, Connie Sue Carlton (husband, Johnny), of Warsaw, N.C., Jean Arnold Stroud, of Knightdale, N.C., Cindy Walker (husband, Jimmy), of Waycross; two brothers, Steve Arnold (wife, Teresa), of Waycross, Glenn Arnold (wife, Joyce), of Waycross; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Thursday morning at 11 at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Swamp Road Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed at
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sarah B. Bessonette
HOMERVILLE — Sarah Frances Barnhill Bessonette, 84, passed away Monday (Jan. 19, 2015) at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, surrounded by her loving family, following an extended illness.
She was born Jan. 22, 1930 in Homerville to the late Alfonso Leo Barnhill and Olivia Dame Barnhill.
She was a member of Homerville First Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir, and taught Sunday School.
She attended the University of Georgia where she received a bachelors degree in fine arts, music and she received her master’s degree in both elementary education and library science from the University of Georgia and Valdosta State University.
She taught 37 years for the Clinch County Board of Education and then worked at the Fargo School, the First Baptist Church kindergarten and the Clinch County Public Library.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Rosalind Olivia Barnhill Ogletree, and one infant brother, Albert Barnhill.
Survivors include one daughter, Sarah A. “Sally” Bessonette, of Valdosta; one son and daughter-in-law, George and Carlena Bessonette, of Homerville; one sister, Martha Barnhill Denton, of Homerville; one brother, George Dame Barnhill, of Brantley County; two grandchildren, Erin Rebecca Bessonette and Emily Anne Bessonette (husband, Eric) Leccese; six great-grandchildren; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Homerville First Baptist Church.
Interment will be in the Pine Forest Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
The body will be carried to the church one hour prior to the service.
Condolences to the family may at
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Wesley D. Woodard
A funeral for Wesley Dalton “Wes” Woodard was held Tuesday morning at Jamestown Baptist Church with the Rev. Lamar Christie officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dustin Carter, Sammy Hendrix, Carroll Herlong, Justin Pearson, Butch Roberson and Matthew Thompson.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.