Woodrow W. Whigam
Woodrow Wilson Whigam, 97, passed away Sunday (Dec. 21, 2014) in Jacksonville, Fla.
He was born in Dodge County, a son of the late Lockwood Whigam Sr. and Edna Lancaster Whigam on July 9, 1917. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served from 1941 until 1945 in Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland.
He was a 32nd Degree Mason No. 358 in Buffalo, N.Y., and was a member of Ancient Order of the Mystic Shrine in Buffalo, N.Y. He was a proud member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He retired from General Motors Corporation. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Edna Hull Whigam.
He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Otto and Joyce Whigam; a sister-in-law, Jackie Whigam; nephews, Michael (Vickie) Whigam, Marty (Bonnie) Whigam, Griggs (Sandra) Whigam, Danny Whigam, Woody (Jan) Whigam, Paul O’Brien, Lee (Brenda) O’Brien and Scott (Cheryl) Hull; nieces, Sharon W. (Chip) Beal, Rubye Jo (Emory) Duke, Dale (Johnny) Martin, Glenda (Tony) Gonzales, Faye (Lamar) Spencer, Barbara (Gene) Riedel, Terri Cudditty and Renee Bosilkovski.
The funeral was held Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Shepard Funeral Home.
A chapel service was held Monday (Jan. 5) at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Ginnane Funeral Home in Buffalo, N.Y., with the family receiving friends beginning at 10 a.m. Burial was held in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, N.Y.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com
Arrangements were under the direction of Shepard Funeral Home in Folkston, and Ginnane Funeral Home in Buffalo, N.Y.
Nalin Phillip Hensley
Nalin Phillip Hensley, 21 months old, died Sunday evening (Jan. 4, 2015) at his residence after an extended illness.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross. He was a member of Zenith Baptist Church in Manor.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Aaron Phillip Hensley Sr.
Survivors include his parents, Aaron and Jerry Hensley, of Waycross; one sister, Destiny Hope Hensley; two brothers, Simon Peter Howard and Nicholis Aaron Hensley; maternal grandparents, Linda Aspinwall, of Odum, and Jerry Aspinwall, of Blackshear; paternal grandmother, Peggy Adams, of Brantley County; maternal great-grandfather, Charles Rowland, of Valdosta; paternal great-grandmother, Christine Hewett, of Waycross; paternal great-great-grandmother, Lena Whitaker, of Waycross; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Annie Montgomery, 94, died Monday morning (Jan. 5, 2015) at Jink’s Personal Care Home after an illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.
Martha M. Musgrove
Martha Mary Merritt Musgrove died Saturday (Jan. 3, 2015) at Glenville Nursing Home.
She was the daughter of the late John Merritt and Irene Altman Merritt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Musgrove, and a son, Alton Musgrove.
She is survived by three children, Janice Musgrove Attardo, of Baxley, Peggy Musgrove Ammons, of Fitzgerald, and Ricky Musgrove, of Millwood; seven grandchildren, Cory, Ashley, Christopher, Brittany, Garth, Kristy and Kimberly.
Visitation will be held at Mt. Green Church of God in Millwood this evening from 7 to 9 o’clock.
The service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at High Bluff Cemetery in Brantley County.
Ernestine S. Miles
Ernestine Smith Miles, 75, of Waycross, died Monday morning (Jan. 5, 2015) at Waycross Health and Rehabilitation Center after a brief illness.
She was born in Homerville to the late Lewis Smith and Priscilla Cowart Smith. She made Waycross her home for the majority of her life.
She retired from King Edward Cigar Factory and was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. She was an avid and accomplished horseback rider. She held the State of Georgia Rodeo Queen title for two straight years in 1955 and 1956.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald James Miles, and two brothers, William H. Smith and John L. Smith.
She is survived by a son, Doug Miles (wife, June), of Waycross; grandchildren, Krissy Miles, Tyler Miles, Mallory Odam, Colby Odam, Tonya Odam; nieces, Danica Salas, Mariana Falcon; one brother, David D. Smith, of Nahunta; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Judy Moody Cantrell
A funeral for Judy Moody Cantrell, 57, of Jacksonville, took place Monday morning at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home with the Rev. Sheldon Rowell and Wade Johnson officiating.
Burial followed in Byrd Cemetery in Bristol.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.
Mary Corbitt Hampton
A Requiem Mass was held for Mary Elizabeth Corbitt Hampton at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Bob Cushing officiating.
Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Chad Boyett, Paul Crawford, Danny Hampton Jr., James Hampton Sr., Ben Slate, Bobby Slate and Brian Slate.
Her great-grandsons served as honorary pallbearers.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.