Irma Barber Vickers
Irma Barber Vickers, 93, of Waycross, passed away Sunday (July 17, 2016) after an extended illness.
Her husband of 65 years, Charles H. Vickers, passed away in February 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie E. and Macey Barber, of Manor. She was the great-granddaughter of the late Obediah Barber. A sister, Zelma McQuaig, and a brother, Bobby Barber, also preceded her in death. Other deceased relatives include her aunt and uncle, the Rev. Julian E. Walker and Jessie Mae Walker, and two nephews, Tommy Barber and David McQuaig.
She is survived by three children, Charlotte Capps (husband, Morris), Danny Kaye Vickers and Sharon V. Fulford, all residing in Waycross; three grandchildren, Dan Tillman and Daphne Jones, of Waycross, Chris Capps of Pearson; and three great-grandchildren, Britton Jones, of Waycross, Alex Jones, of Statesboro, and Matthew Jones, of Valdosta.
She made her home in Waycross since 1952. In high school, she was a talented basketball player for the Manor High School basketball team. She and Mr. Vickers operated a “5 and 10” store on Tebeau Street in the 1950’s. She later worked at S.H. Kress until 1970.
Before her illness, she enjoyed spending time crocheting and sewing, and enjoyed working in her yards. She also loved cooking for her family and delighted in taking their special requests. She loved pets, both dogs and cats, and always made them part of the family.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
A funeral will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.
Entombment will follow in the Greenlawn Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends this evening from 5:30 until 7:30 at Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1005 Church St., Waycross, Ga. 31501, or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eight Ave., 7th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10001, or to the charity of one’s choice.
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Joan Patricia Skipper
Joan Patricia Skipper, 80, died Monday (July 18, 2016) at Satilla Care Center following a extended illness.
She was born in Miami, Fla., where she lived most of her life before moving to Waycross six years. She was the daughter of the late Milton Drucker and Helen Mashburn Drucker. She worked in the food service business as a manager of Pineapple’s Restaurant at Baptist Medical Center in Kendall, Fla., and was a member of Deenwood Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill Drucker and Pete Drucker.
Survivors include one daughter, Waunita Martinez (husband, Frank), of Waycross; two sons, Pete Skipper (wife, Debbie), of Waycross, and Richard Skipper (wife, Janet), of Ormond Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Bobby Brown, of Las Vegas, Nev., Billy Brown, of Tallahassee, Fla., Rebecca Scott, of Atlanta, Regina Brown, of Miami, Fla., Brandon Skipper, of Waycross, Nikki Thrift (husband, Chad), of Waycross, Stephanie Skipper, of Nashville, Tenn., and Kelly Skipper, of Ormond Beach, Fla.; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Vicki Pegram, of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Steve Drucker, of Orlando, Fla.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A celebration of life service will be held at Laura S. Walker State Park at a later date.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to: Mattie’s Mission, P.O. Box 2211, Waycross, Ga. 31502.
Memorialization is by cremation.
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Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dale Hooks
Dale Hooks, 62, of Soperton, died Monday (July 18, 2016).
He was a lifelong resident of Treutlen County and was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Mallie Harrison Hooks, and brothers, Wallace Hooks, Ward Hooks and Paul Hooks.
He retired as foreman with Graham Brothers Construction, East Dublin, and was a member of First Baptist Church, Soperton, and the R.A. Perry Sunday School Class.
Survivors include his wife, Buntie Thomas Hooks; his children, Sandra Kaye (Jason) Wade and Brad (Lori) Hooks, all of Waycross; grandchildren, Justin Wade, Mason Wade, Georgia Wade, Olivia Wade, Hunter Hooks, Noah Hooks and Luke Hooks; sisters, Carolyn (Jim Paul) Barnes, of Uvalda, and Bernice (Johnny) Williams, of Mobile, Ala.; brothers, Gerald (Becky) Hooks and Alton (Darlene) Hooks, all of Soperton; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held in the chapel of Sammons Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Reece Mincey officiating.
Burial will be in Westview Cemetery, Soperton.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home one hour before the service Wednesday.
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Carl ‘Freddy’ Osburn
LAKE CITY, Fla. — Carl Fredrick “Freddy” Osburn, 85, of Hoboken, passed away Sunday (July 17, 2016) at the VA Medical Center in Lake City, Fla., following an extended illness.
Born in Hunnington, W.Va., he was the son of Lye Osburn and Bertha Elizabeth Baker Osburn. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl Meadows Osburn, a son, Carl Russell “Rusty” Osburn, and a sister, Phyllis Hesson.
He was retired from Bell Lines as a truckdriver. He also served in the United States Army. He was of the Baptist faith, and enjoyed watching westerns and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Carolyn Osburne, of West Virginia, and Jackie Sue and Tucker Williams, of West Virginia; many grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Jeannetta and Carl Ray, of West Virginia; three nieces, Tiffany and Lamar Albritton, of Nahunta, Melynda and Chris Barber, of Jacksonville, Tara Stephens, of Newbern, N.C.; a nephew, Greg Stephens, of Glen St. Mary; close friends, Bony and Sandy Pendergrass; several other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home.
A funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Riverside Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Wainright officiating.
Burial will follow in Hoboken City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Lamar Albritton, Justin Albritton, Stuart Pendergrass, Sidney Pendergrass, Greg Stephens and Tommy Smith.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
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Lorena Armstrong
Lorena Pearson Armstrong, 88, died Monday night (July 18, 2016) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House after a brief illness.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Fluker funeral Home.