Dr. Robert R. Phipps
Dr. Robert “Bobbie” Rex Phipps, 82, of St. Augustine, Fla., passed away Thursday (Jan. 21, 2016) at Flagler Hospital.
He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, May 31, 1933 to the late John R. and Nannie Phipps. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during Korea in the 187th Regimental Combat Team.
He started his career as a barber and then attended podiatry school. Dr. Phipps worked as a podiatrist for more than 30 years in Waycross before retiring to St. Augustine. He was a member of the 187th Airborne Division and a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Waycross, and most recently, a member of Shores United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mirian A. Phipps; daughters, Kelly Maria DelCampo (Tony), of Atlanta, Myra A. Manley (Phil), of Greenville, S.C.; son, Alan J. Phipps, of California; grandchildren, Michael Robert DelCampo, Corina Maria DelCampo, Lucy Manley, Thomas Phipps Manley, Luke McCain Manley and Matthew Rex Manley.
The funeral was scheduled for noon today at St. Johns Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Strickland officiating.
Interment will follow at Craig Memorial Park.
Visitation was to begin at 11 a.m.
Flowers are gratefully accepted or those wishing may make a contribution in his memory to the American Red Cross, Shriners Hospital for Children, the Wounded Warrior Project, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
St. Johns Family Funeral Home of St. Augustine, Fla., is in charge of the arrangements.
Nell Lewis, 82, died suddenly Sunday morning (Jan. 24, 2016) at her residence.
She was a native of Surrency who resided in Waycross since 1965. She was formerly employed by King Edward Cigar Factory, Waycross Sportswear, A&F Sportswear and Waycross Molding. Her last employment was escorting mobile homes, which she truly enjoyed.
She was the daughter of the late Gurney Murray and Nancy Elizabeth Dykes Overstreet. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence Eugene Moore, her second husband, Robert Earl “Bob” Lewis, one daughter, Barbara Kay Moore, and one brother, John E. Murray.
Survivors include six children, Gene Moore (late wife, Deloris), of Waycross, Jimmie Moore (wife, Martha Jo), of Lattis, S.C., Janet King (husband, Tim), of Dixie Union, Doodle Watkins (husband, David), of Blackshear, Carl Moore (wife, Suzy), of Waycross, and Donna Watkins (husband, Randy), of Bristol; 15 grandchildren, Johnny E. Moore, Gregory L. Moore, Shelly Thornton, Steve Moore, Carrie Ann Brigman, Beth Sweat, Dan King, Robby Watkins, Brandie Morris, Jay Moore, Caity Barber, Cassie Moore, Peyton Moore, A.J. Moore and Todd Taylor; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Nadine Prescott, of Henderson, Texas; one brother, Jan Overstreet, of Tyler, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Hephzibah Cemetery in Dixie Union.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com.
Aaron Hogan, 67, the husband of Sandy Hogan, died Sunday morning (Jan. 24, 2016) at Hospice Satilla.
Friends are being received at the Hogan residence, 1510 A Clough St.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.
Betty Nell Watson
Betty Nell Watson, 81, died Sunday morning (Jan. 24, 2016) at her residence after an extended illness.
She was a native of Lanier County who lived most of her life in Waycross. She retired from Best Rexall Drug Store and was a member of Winona Park United Methodist Church.
She was the daughter of the late George Ellie West and Ruby Moore West. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert T. Watson, and one brother, George Lee West.
Survivors include two daughters, Glenda Jean Brannen (Clarence), of Lake Butler, Fla., and Donna Sue Watson Bennett (Greg), of Waycross; one son, George Randy Watson (Debbie), of Brunswick; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Helen West Griffith, of Lakeland; one brother, Bill Moore West (Dot), of Valdosta; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel with visitation the hour prior to the service.
A graveside service will be held 4 p.m. Thursday at Unity Methodist Church Cemetery in Lanier County.
The Winona Park Sojourners are asked to meet at 1:40 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home to serve as honorary pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Winona Park United Methodist Church, 900 N. Augusta Ave., Waycross, Ga. 31503, or Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Mary Elizabeth Howell
Mary Elizabeth Carr Howell, 90, died Saturday night (Jan. 23, 2016) at her daughter’s residence.
She was born in Crestview, Fla., but lived most of her life in Waycross. She was formerly employed by D&N Food Store, Pic-N-Save and J.C. Penny’s. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
She was the daughter of the late Lenrue Carr and Josephine Ingram Carr. She was the wife of the late William Hodge Howell.
Survivors include three children, Martha Jo Hayes (W. R.), Roger Howell and Dennis Howell, all of Waycross; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.
Rogdricis Kennedy, 21, of 3747 Dean Still Road, Blackshear, passed Saturday (Jan. 23, 2016) at UF Health Jacksonville (formerly Shands) with loved ones by his bed side.
The family is receiving friends at the residence.
Funeral arrangements and a list of survivors will be given at a later date by Rainge Memorial Funeral Home.
Doris M. Albritton
Doris M. Albritton, 89, died Sunday evening (Jan. 24, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after an extended illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.
Lucille Horton Cain
BLACKSHEAR — Vivian Lucille Horton Cain, 89, of Blackshear, passed away Saturday afternoon (Jan. 23, 2016) at her residence.
Born in the Miami, Fla., March 29, 1926, she lived in Miami for many years before moving to Pierce County in 1979. She was a retired CAN, having worked for the Pierce County Health Department for a number of years. She was a member of Blackshear First United Methodist Church and the Wesley I Sunday School class but also taught the Seekers Sunday School class for a number of years. She loved flowers — especially roses — and was an excellent cook.
She was a daughter of the late John Edgar and Lillian Cook Horton. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Howard Cain Jr., both of her sisters, Francis Weaver and Pearline English, and by both of her brothers, Eslyn Horton and Lewis Horton.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Diane and James Sapp, of Brunswick; her son, Danny Cain, of Waterloo, S.C.; four grandchildren, Joey and Donna Cloud, Tim Cloud, Natalie (Chuck) Reed, and Katherine Davis; six great-grandchildren, Dustin (Kelsey) Cloud, Kady Cloud, Hannah Cloud, Seth Ochs, Hamby Davis, and Ingram Davis; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in the Blackshear Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
As per Mrs. Cain’s request, in lieu of flowers, make memorials to the First United Methodist Church Shelter Fund, P.O. Box 127, Blackshear, Ga. 31516 or to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc. of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.
Marietta Joyner Poole
A visitation for Marietta Joyner Poole took place Saturday afternoon in the Music Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial took place in Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. David Douglas officiating.
Serving as active pallbearers were David L. Corbitt, Carlton Corbitt, Chad Wilson, Buddy McQuaig, Conner Corbitt and Dylan McQuaig.
Hortense C. Taylor
A funeral for Hortense C. Taylor took place Saturday afternoon in the Music Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bill Young officiating.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Serving as active pallbearers were Bobby Crosby, Brad Joyner, Clarke Williams, Jim Perry, Brent Tatum, Tracy Crews, Chad Lee, Mike Whittman, Stuart Wall, Stephen Wall, Josh Sicotte and Jon Pereira.
A funeral for Lenona Booth took place Saturday morning at Haywood Baptist Church with the Rev. Donnie Tuten officiating.
Burial was in Piney Grove Cemetery with military rites performed.
Serving as active pallbearers were Eddie Crawford, Edwin Crawford, Phillip Tuten, Carley Hickox, W.T. Hickox and Tommy Melton.
Arrangements were with Music Funeral Home.
William M. Fussell
A funeral for William Montie “Billy” Fussell was held Saturday morning at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop Kim B. Hood presiding.
Prayers were given by Brother Jerry Hester and Brother William O. Wildes. The eulogy ws given by Brother Paul Wayne Hester. The speaker was Brother Shawn Bennett.
Burial followed in Little Utah Cemetery in Axson.
Graveside dedicatory prayer was offered by Bishop Kim B. Hood.
Pallbearers were Jared Larger, Robert Fussell, Lehi Larger, Andrew Hester, Joey Fussell and Daniel Hester.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
‘Too Sweet’ Jackson
The funeral for Mother Lue T. “Too Sweet” Jackson was held Saturday (Jan. 16, 2016) at 1 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church, 550 School St., Nahunta, where the Rev. Jerry Johns is the pastor, and Pastor Leonard Jackson of Little Rock Baptist Church, Nahunta, delivered words of comfort.
Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery, Brunswick.
Pallbearers were Calvin Baker Jr., Stanley Jackson Jr., Garfield Seymour, Michael Jackson, Joseph Ouellette and Jamison Williams.
Rainge Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.