Vivian A. Stafford
A memorial service for Vivian Annette (Jenkins) Stafford, 64, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 417 Wilkerson St., Waycross, where the Rev. Walter M. Scott Jr. is the pastor.
She peacefully passed away Sunday (Jan. 24, 2016) at UF Health of Jacksonville after a brief illness. She was born May 5, 1951, daughter of the late Tom Brown, Benjamin Moore Sr. and Ethel E. Moore.
She was preceded in death by a son, Terrell Mortez, one brother, CSM Benjamin Moore Jr., two sisters, Nadine Moore and Rachel Little, uncle Charlie and aunt Ruby Miller, and the late Jeffrey T. Monroe (with whom they had three sons together).
She attended school in Pierce County and went to live with her late uncle Charlie and late aunt Ruby and late uncle Colin and Thelma Smith in Camden, N.J. She graduated from Camden High School, Camden, N.J. She received her CNA license from Riley Institute. She loved nursing and taking care of the sick.
She is survived by her loving husband, Harold F. Stafford, of Waycross; sons, Jeffrey (Angela) Monroe, Preston S. Monroe, of Waycross, Timothy E. Monroe, of North Dakkota; step-sons, Harold Stafford III and Harold L. (Tasha) Stafford; step-daughter, Tracy (Jerry) Kearse, of Waycross; brothers, James (Erma) Moore, of Bridgeport, Conn., David (Donnall) Moore, of Mershon, Larry Lively, of Blackshear, Kenny White, of Vero Beach, Fla., Timothy (Dinah) Moore, of Waycross; sisters, Argie Mae Moore, of Bridgeport, Conn., Patricia (Albert) Moore, of Douglas, Helen Jean Davis, Carol (Ronald) Bryant, of Baxley, Donna (Tommie) Boggs, Teresa Brakes, of Waycross, Debra Surrency, of Macclenny, Fla., Diane (David) Parker, Debra (Patrick) Combs, Shameka Moore (Curt), Latonya Dennis, of Waycross; one aunt, Thelma Smith; one great-aunt, Margaret Rhem, of Patterson; uncles, Ezekiel (Marie) Moore, Elijah Moore, Arthur (Jessie) Moore; grandchildren, Mark (Demetrius) Hannon, Malik Monroe, Shayla Murray, Quinton Barney, LA’Timothy Cason, Byron Fedrick, Jaylen Monroe, Tyler Monroe, Timothy M. Dennard, Tim’maszion Monroe; 13 step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends may call on the family at the home her brother-in-law and sister, 1900 Buchannon St., Waycross.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the guest book at www.perrybrothersfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are entrusted to Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.
Rodgricis Antonio “Rod” Kennedy, 21, of 3747 Dean Still Road, Blackshear, departed this life Saturday (Jan. 23, 2016) at UF Health Hospital (formerly Shands Hospital) in Jacksonville, Fla., with loved ones by his bedside.
He was born March 22, 1994 in Baxley to Albert J. Stanford and Terrise Elain Batton Stafford. He was educated in the Pierce County School System and graduated in the class of 2013.
He enjoyed playing sports including football and baseball and was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing.
While on his earthly travels, he met many friends.
Left to cherish his memories are his parents, Albert and Elaine Stanford; mother, Tanisha Kennedy; grandparents, Irene and Lord Kennedy; sisters and brothers, Contory Kennedy, Diamond Kennedy, Thomzaryia Smith, Tequila Cole, Lequila McGauley, Shequila Peterson, Shelva Peterson and Dorian Cole; aunts and uncles, Anita and Harold Crawford, Wesley Kennedy, George Salem, George and Cassie Roberts; a host of additional aunts and uncles and cousins in the Kennedy and Batton families of Alma; his god-parents, Vincent Sr. and Daphne Elliott; god-brothers and sisters, Vincent Elliott Jr., Kenney Elliott and Darianna Elliott; god-grandparents, Walter and Christine Lane, Valada Elliott, Sunny and Luba Elliott, Winchester, Tenn.; god-aunt, Tiffany Lane; god-cousin, Daytin Baker; and a host of god-aunts, uncles and cousins and and a host of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins in the Albert Stanford family.
Visitation will take place from 5 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, 505 Ware St., Blackshear.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 217 West Carter Ave., Blackshear where the Rev. Mike Stone is the pastor and the Rev. Rodney Thrift of the Destination Church will offer words of comfort.
Interment will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Alma.
The body will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. Saturday until the funeral hour.
The cortege will assemble at the residence, 3747 Dean Still Road, Blackshear, at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The family is receiving friends at the residence, 3747 Dean Still Road, Blackshear.
Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Billy C. Dorminy
Dr. Billy C. Dorminy, 88, of Waycross died Thursday evening (Jan. 28, 2016) at his residence after a short illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Brenda T. Anderson
Brenda Ann Thrift Anderson, 70, died Thursday morning (Jan. 28, 2016) at her residence following a short illness.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross and former owner/operator of DeRooter Sewer and Drain.
She was a daughter of the late Samuel Adams “Sam” Thrift and Forrest Lucille Lee Thrift. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Ronald E. Thrift.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Roy E. Anderson, of Waycross; two daughters, Wendy Anderson Cox (George), of Waycross, and Rachel Anderson Fletcher, of Waycross; six grandchildren, Clint Cox, Katie Cox, Dusty Cox, Pete Cox, Aylissa Fletcher and Austin Fletcher; and one great-grandson, Ashton Cox.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at New Life Church.
The family will receive friends Saturday evening at the residence of Brenda and Roy Anderson from 5 until 8 o’clock.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Georgie S. Roundtree
PEARSON — Georgie Ann Scurry Roundtree, 71, passed away Wednesday (Jan. 27, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross, following an extended illness.
She was born Dec. 8, 1944, in Blackshear, to the late Ben Franklin Scurry and Annie Crawford Aldridge. She worked at Cady Bag as a machine operator and was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by one son, Michael Buford Roundtree, four brothers, Randall Scurry, Benjamin Scurry, Jerry Scurry and Jackie Crawford.
Survivors are one daughter and son-in-law, Tiffiney and Jerel Anderson, of Pearson; four sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Tammy Roundtree, of Pearson, Wesley and Caroline Roundtree, of Homerville, Kenny Roundtree, of Pearson, and Tim and Karen Roundtree, of Americus; one brother and sister-in-law, Julian and Ruth Scurry, of Waycross; 10 grandchildren, John Wayne Roundtree II, Heather and Devin Long, Mitchell and Taylor Roundtree, Ben and Elizabeth Johnston, Brock Roundtree, Lee Anderson, Autumn Anderson, Annie and Dustin Bagley, Tonya Roundtree and Chad Roundtree; three great-grandchildren, Camden Roundtree, Aleigha Johnston and Ethan Bagley; a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Harvest Time Church of God.
Interment will be in the Enon Cemetery in Blackshear.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at the funeral home.
The body will be carried to the church one hour prior to the service.
Condolences may be conveyed at the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Sybil Winn Harrison
Sybil Ann Winn Harrison, 78, of Blackshear, passed away Tuesday morning (Jan. 26, 2016) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House.
Born in Bristol, Nov. 27, 1937, she lived in Pierce County all of her life. She was a graduate of Patterson High School where she was crowned “Miss Sunshine Queen.” She was a homemaker and was a member of Victory Baptist Church where she played the piano. In addition to Victory Baptist, she also played the piano at Bristol Baptist and Bethel Baptist over the years.
She enjoyed collecting antiques and loved spending time with her family. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and had been a very active “school mom” when her children were in school.
She was a daughter of the late Jim and Ella Hyers Winn. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Coleman Harrison, a daughter, Julie Harrison, her son, Fred Harrison, seven sisters, Navarrah Aspinwall, Bea Boatright, Colleen Bowen, Pauline Hall, Dell Walker, Dot Thomas, Carol Bennett, and all six of her brothers, Olan, Dick, Orval, James, Arylon and Victor Winn.
Her sister, Teamie Bennett, passed away Tuesday evening (Jan. 26, 2016).
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Burt Davis, of Blackshear;two grandchildren, Brad Davis and Ben Davis; a sister, Melba “Meb” Boatright, of Bristol (Pierce County Nursing Home); and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel with the Rev. Mark Cardwell and the Rev. Joe Chancey officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were her nieces and nephews, who were all her favorite.
Interment was in the Blackshear Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice Satilla Hospice House, 811 Beacon St., Waycross, Ga. 31501 or to Victory Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 342, Blackshear, Ga. 31516.
Pearson-Dial Funeral home was in charge of the arrangements.
A funeral for Nell Lewis was held Thursday morning at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. R.C. James officiating.
Burial followed in Hephzibah Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dan King, Greg Moore, Johnny Moore, Jay Moore, Steve Moore, Todd Taylor and Robby Watkins.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Betty Nell Watson
A funeral for Betty Nell Watson was held Thursday afternoon with the Rev. Gary Page officiating.
Burial followed in Unity Methodist Church Cemetery in Lanier County.
Pallbearers were Kyle Bennett, John Brannen, Britt Moore, Kevin Spikes, Jacob Spikes and Lance Watson.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements