Jeanetta Stevens
A celebration of life service for Jeanetta Stevens, 72, will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Greater St. James A.M.E. Church in Blackshear.
Burial will follow at Adel Cemetery in Adel.
Visitation will be held Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Welch & Brinkley Mortuary.
The cortege will assemble at 10:20 a.m. at 1009 Reed St.
She died Wednesday (Jan. 13, 2016) at her residence following a brief illness.
She was a Cook County native but lived in New Jersey for 30 years. She later moved to Waycross. She was a retired telephone operator and was a member of Greater St. James A.M.E. Church in Blackshear.
Her parents were the late Jessie Dawson and Eddie Mae Dawson. Several sisters and brother preceded her in death.
She is survived by six children, Leon Dawson, of Columbus, Craig Stevens, of Los Angeles, Calif., Sean Stevens, of Rockaway, N.J., Melody Jones, Teneck, N.J., Chris Bing, of Columbus, and Angie Bing, of Atlanta; four sisters, Shirley Benson, of Waycross, Mary Dawson, of Fayetteville, N.C., Shelia Daniels and Patricia Dawson Fields, of Waycross; two brothers, Jessie Dawson (wife, Nora), of Waycross, and Larry Dawson (Debra), of Tampa, Fla.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Friends may call at the home of her sister, Shirley Benson, 1009 Reed St.
Arrangements are entrusted to Welch & Brinkley Mortuary.

Florie R. Harden
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —Florie Rozier Harden, 81, of Blackshear, passed away Wednesday evening (Jan. 13, 2016) at her daughter’s residence in Jacksonville.
Born in the Hickox community of Brantley County Aug. 31, 1934, she lived in Pierce County since 2000. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, gardening and crafts including woodworking. She was an avid reader, loved bluegrass music and spent the last 20 years traveling with her husband in their RV.
Together they enjoyed square dancing and meeting new people through their travels. She attended Blackshear First United Methodist Church and will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She was a daughter of the late Hubert W. and Teddia Bell Howe Rozier. She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Keith C. Shaw, a grandson, Chris Harden, and two sisters, Virginia Thrift and Willamina Highsmith.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Louis E. Harden Sr., of Blackshear; her daughter, Susan A. Shaw, of Jacksonville; two sons, Louis E. (Sydonna) Harden Jr., of Elberton, and Craig L. (Susan) Harden, of Brunswick; a sister, Emily Jean (E.B.) Herrin, of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Catherine (Joseph) Tackitt, Steven C. (Christie) Harden, Kelly H. Varn and Mabry D. Harden; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Northeast Florida Community Hospice at
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc. of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.

James ‘Jim’ Woodard
James I. “Jim” Woodard, 68, died Thursday (Jan. 14, 2016) at Satilla Care Center following a long illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

Rosie Lee Johnson
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Rosie Elouise Lee Johnson, 86, was held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Officiating were the Rev. Derwin Griffin and Elder Alvin Johnson.
Interment was in the New Home Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Mat Boatright, Joshua Johnson, Billy Swain, Jaren Graham, Joby Boatright, Jereymy Taylor and Arthur Lara.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.