Robert F. McTier
Robert Franklin McTier, 79, a resident of Dataw Island, S.C., passed away peacefully Saturday (July 11, 2015) after a short illness at his home surrounded by his wife and family.
He was born Sept. 10, 1935 in Woodland, Ga. to the Rev. William E. McTier Sr. and Sue Alsobrook McTier. He grew up in south Georgia where he graduated from Waycross High School in 1953.
He received his BS in mechanical engineering and MS degree from Georgia Tech. Upon completion of his education, he began a long and rewarding career with Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, Tenn.
During his 36-year career with Eastman, he had 15 different positions at the company with increasing responsibilities, retiring in 1996 as a vice president and general manager of the Fibers Business Organization.
While in Kingsport, he was a member of Society of Plastics Engineers, Association for Textile Technology, Chemical Manufacturer’s Association, International Trade Committee, Industry Sector Advisory Committee to U.S. Chamber of Commerce on International Trade, Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, United Way, Boy Scouts of America and First Broad Street United Methodist Church where he was an active participant in many areas of church life.
He had a 30-year involvement with Boy Scouts of America serving as Cubmaster, district chairman, council vice president and Sequoyah Council president, 1993-1995.
As council president, he guided a $2.2 million capital campaign targeting improvements of camp facilities, creation of an endowment fund and building a new, multi-purpose Scout Service Center.
After retirement to Dataw Island, S.C. in 1996, as an avid mariner, he and his wife, Dianne, spent six months each year of the first 10 years of retirement on their boat, “Rambler,” with extensive travel along the U.S. coast and the Central Exumas, Bahamas. He was a tireless fisherman and enjoyed being on the water and outdoors as much as possible.
He is survived by his wife, Dianne Roller McTier; four children, Robert F. “Bert” McTier Jr. (wife, Jane [Hanks]), Bill McTier (wife, Sara [Clendenon]), Betsy Holland (husband, John) and Lynda Hammes (husband, Paul); grandchildren, Caroline and Andrei’ McTier, Megan Methvin (husband, Chris), Morgan McTier, Kirsten and Katelyn Holland, Brandon and Emily Hammes; and one great-grandchild, Charlotte Methvin; one brother, William E. McTier Jr. (wife, Marian); one sister, Susie A. McTier (husband, Jack); along with several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to share in a celebration of his life Friday at 11 a.m. at Baptist Church of Beaufort, Beaufort, S.C.
Visitation with the family will be held at Anderson Funeral Home, Beaufort, S.C., Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Waycross, Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in his honor to Baptist Church of Beaufort, 601 Charles St., Beaufort, S.C. 29902; Friends of Caroline Hospice, 1110 13th St., Port Royal, S.C. 29935 or Boy Scouts of America.
Anderson Funeral Home, of Beaufort, S.C., is assisting the family.

Mary Pender-Thomas
Mary Lee Pender-Thomas, 81, of 1506 Walter St., Waycross, passed early Monday morning (July 13, 2015) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House, Waycross, with her family present.
Service arrangements and a list of survivors will be announced later by Range Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

Oveida Daoust
Oveida “Granny” Daoust, 70, died Monday morning (July 13, 2015) at the home of her daughter, Annette Crews, following an extended illness.
She was a native of Clinch County, but spent most of her life in Duval County, Fla. She was a homemaker and a former Hoboken Fire Department Auxiliary. She attended Pierce Chapel United Methodist Church.
She was the daughter of the late Tom Sowell and Ellen Taylor. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late John Daoust, a daughter, Yvette Pruitt, two brothers, Edward Sowell and Butch Lewis, and a sister, Marie Sowell.
She is survived by three daughters, Susette Andrews (husband, Don), of Summerfield, N.C., Annette Crews (husband, Buck), of Nahunta, and Tootie (Leanette) Lee (husband, Gordan), of Hoboken; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five sisters, Sheila Dacosta (husband, Joe), of Jacksonville, Fla., Dobbie McDowell (husband, Rick), of Dinsmore, Fla., Karen Hawk, of Jacksonville, Fla., Terri May, of Folkston, and June Traverson, of Oxnard, Calif.; two brothers, Curtis Sowell, of Jacksonville, Fla., and James Boyette, of Alabama; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in High Bluff Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Judy Kay Jones Brock
A funeral for Judy Kay Jones Brock was held Tuesday morning at Music Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jack Stolte officiating.
Burial followed in Brock Cemetery in Bainbridge.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Etta Wilson
HOMERVILLE — Mary Etta Mizell Wilson, 87, passed away Monday (July 13, 2015) at her daughter’s residence, surrounded by her loving family, following an extended illness.
She was born May 27, 1928 in Homerville to the late Sid Mizell and Fannie Delk Mizell. She worked at Standard Container and was a Baptist by faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Payton Franklin Wilson, a grandson, Nathan Wilson, and two brothers, Rowan Mizell and Spencer Mizell.
Survivors are two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Alice and Hal Peagler and Angela and Charles Jones, all of Homerville; one son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Eloise Wilson, of Homerville; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Candacy Corbitt Prescott, of Pearson, and Nancy Marie and Fred Douglas, of Douglas; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Lang Country Church.
Interment will be in the Lang Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at the funeral home.
Condolences may be conveyed at the online registry at
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eldys Marie D. Dixon
BLACKSHEAR — Eldys Marie Denison Dixon, 80, of Blackshear, passed away Tuesday afternoon (July 14, 2015) at her residence following an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear.

D. Cameron O’Neal
BLACKSHEAR — David Cameron O’Neal Sr., 75, of Blackshear, passed away late Tuesday evening (July 14, 2015) at his residence following an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear.

Naomi King Bunch
Naomi King Bunch, 70, of Blackshear, passed away Friday morning (July 10, 2015) at Sears Manor Nursing Home.
Born in Whitley City, Ky., Aug. 12, 1944, she lived in Pierce County since 1993. She was a homemaker and was a member of Bethel Pentecostal Light House Church. She loved the Lord and her children and grandchildren and enjoyed going to church and singing gospel music.
She was a daughter of the late Curtis and Elizabeth Taylor King. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Pleas Bunch, her son, Bruce Bunch, five sisters, Josephine Hattfield, Darlene Shutters, Evelyn Stephens, Irene Wilson and Lenna Thomas, as well as four brothers, Hollis King, Ottis King, Norman King and Roger King.
Survivors include two daughters, Tammy (Shawn) Pollice, of Waycross, and Tracy Bunch, of Blackshear; a step-daughter, Beanna (Charles) Hoskins, of Moscow, Ohio; a step-son, Harvey (Penny) Bunch, of Robbins, Tenn.; three sisters, Pauline Foster, of Somerset, Ky., Fayrene Graves, of Hanover, Ind., and Sue Badder, of Belding, Mich.; two brothers, Lenville (Nancy) King, of Somerset, Ky., and Ervin (Sue) King, of Dryridge, Ky.; two sisters-in-law, Margaret King, of Burlington, Ky., and Marie King, of Somerset; a brother-in-law, Clifford Thomas, of Florence, Ky.; eight grandchildren, Janelle (Ryan) Mosely, Marcus Pollice, Matthew (Ariel) Pollice, Amelia (Hilario) Cisneros, Carol Roberson, Carrie Roberson, David (Fazela) Roberson and Adam Roberson; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral was held at 11 o’clock Tuesday morning at the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. Andy Hickox.
Interment was in the Waters Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were David Roberson, Adam Roberson, Marcus Pollice, Matthew Pollice, Hilario Cisneros and Ryan Mosely.
Honorary pallbearers were the staff of Heartland Hospice.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.