Ivey Madison Crump
Ivey Madison Crump Sr., 78, died after a prolonged illness on Tuesday (Jan. 20, 2015) at Osprey Village surrounded by family and friends.
The son of James Madison Crump and Estelle (Crosby) Crump he was born in Bristol on July 25, 1937.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mary (Walker) Crump; three sons, Ivey Crump (Erin), Edwin Crump and Kevin Crump (Danna); grandchildren, Josh Crump, Erica Newlin (Jimmy), Matt Crump, Colby Crump, Catherine Crump; and two great-grandchildren, James Crump and Matthew Crump; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was a member of Yulee Baptist Church, the Lions Club, and was a founding father of the Yulee Little League where over the years he served as coach, secretary, treasurer, vice president and president.
He worked at Terminal Paper Bag in Yulee for 42 years, holding positions such as floor supervisor, shipping manager, assistant plant manager, and plant manager. He founded five companies, Pallet Services, First Coast Pallet, South East Unloading, Diversified Pallets Incorporated (DPI) and C&S Land.
The Crump family would like to extend their deepest and heartfelt thanks to the Osprey Village staff, Dr. Smith, Dr. Rodeffer, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Yulee Baptist Church, and to all the friends who have so willingly pitched in to help during this trying time.
The funeral is to be held at Yulee Baptist Church, 85971 Harts Road, Yulee, Fla., Friday, at 11 a.m.
The family will receive friends this evening from 5 to 7 at Oxley Heard Funeral Home, 1305 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, Fla.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida.
Condolences may be offered at www.oxleyheard.com
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors are serving the family.
Betty Jean Driggers
Betty Jean Driggers, 85, of Valdosta, died early Wednesday (Jan. 21, 2015) at South Georgia Medical Center after an brief illness.
She was born in Waycross to the late Thomas Jefferson Glaze and Mucylle Thomas Glaze. She made Waycross her home for the majority of her life before moving with her husband to Valdosta.
She was a devoted housewife and mother whose passion in life was caring for her family. In Waycross she and her husband were members of Williams Chapel Church. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Walker Driggers Sr.
She is survived by her daughter, Tina Zilleox (husband, Michael), of Roswell; two sons, Walker Driggers Jr. (wife, Betty), of St. Augustine, Fla., Gerald Driggers (wife, Janet), of Thomasville; five grandchildren, Zachary Zilleox, Emily Zilleox, Brian Driggers (wife, Rosa), Marcia Driggers, Anna Driggers; three sisters, Carol Pearson, of Marietta, Joyce Dyals, of Waycross, Linda Glaze, of Valdosta, and a half-sister, Linda Beasley (husband, Richard), of Waycross.
A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday in Oakland Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
The funeral for Leroy McPhaul, 72, of Leesville, La., will be held at 12 p.m. Friday at New Willow Baptist Church in Leesville with the Rev. Alvin Marshall officiating.
Burial will follow in the Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
Visitation will be today from 6 until 8 p.m. at New Willow Baptist Church.
The son of the late John and Lavater Hayes McPhaul, he was born Jan. 19, 1942 in Waycross. He passed away Friday (Jan. 16, 2015) in Alexandria, La.
He is survived by his wife, Martha McPhaul, of Leesville, La.; daughters, Rita M. Marshall, of Ft. Worth, Texas, Tracie McPhaul, of Columbia, S.C., Millicent Lavine, of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Juliett McPhaul-Stephan, of Clarksville, Tenn.; brothers, John McPhaul, of Roseville, Calif., Andrew McPhaul, of Waycross, and Homer McPhaul, of Waycross; sister, Sandra McPhaul, of Savannah; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the McPhaul family at www.labbymemorial.com
Nolan Williamson Jr.
Nolan Luther “Junior” Williamson Jr., 80, of Blackshear, passed away early Monday morning (Jan. 19, 2015) at Waycross Health and Rehabilitation Center following a lengthy illness.
Born in Blackshear, Oct. 4, 1934, he lived in Pierce County most of his life. He was a retired crane operator. After high school, he went to Ocala, Fla., where he trained race horses, then moved to Miami where he raced them.
He also owned and operated three package stores in the late ‘60’s and early ‘70’s, Blacky’s and Top Hat – both in Waycross, and Williamson’s Package Store in Blackshear. He enjoyed gardening, farming and boating. He was a member of Blackshear Presbyterian Church.
He was the son of the late Nolan Luther Sr. and Mary Emma Davis Williamson. He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Nolan L. Williamson III, and by a daughter, Beth Williamson Wilkes.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Head Williamson, of Blackshear; two daughters, Cindy Williamson-Dominy, of Waycross, and her fiance, Chris Parker, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jennifer and Ritchie Strickland, of Blackshear; his son, Nolan L. “Buddy” IV and Kellie Williamson, of Blackshear; a son-in-law, Ronnie Wilkes, of Blackshear; four sisters, Mary Frances and Jerry Knowlton, Bobbie Jean Tanner, and Patsy and Jerry Griffin, all of Blackshear, and Betty Clayton, of Seneca, S.C.; a brother, Sidney Williamson, of Blackshear; seven grandchildren, Mandy Day (Dalton) Smith, Craig Head (Addie Gibson), Jacob Strickland, Zac Dominy, Abigail Strickland, Nolan Dominy and Kelcy Allbritton; a great-grandchild, Bryson Lane; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A graveside service was held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Enon Cemetery with the Rev.Joe Thigpen officiating.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorials to the Southeast Cancer Unit, P.O. Box 2764, Waycross, Ga. 31502.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Wanda Smith Mitchem
A graveside service for Wanda Smith Mitchem was held Wednesday afternoon at Greenlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Andy Peacock officiating.
Pallbearers were Danny Thrift Jr., Scott Taylor, Danny Thrift Sr., Mike Lee, James Taylor, Greg Horne and Benny Wayne Corley.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.