Isabelle Smith Coyne
Isabelle Dimity Smith Coyne, “Dee Coyne of Dan Dee Farm,” 62, of Waycross, passed away Saturday (June 27, 2015) at her home.
Born in Paris, France, she was the daughter of the late James Arthur Jones Jr. and Marcelle Andree’ Chiron.
“Dimity,” as she was known, was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville and lived in Jacksonville for many years before moving to Waycross. She worked as a floral designer for Hardage-Giddens Funeral Homes Florist in Jacksonville.
She leaves behind her husband, Dan Coyne, of Waycross; two daughters, Gabrielle “Gabby” Staley (husband, Michael), of Brunswick, Natalie Burch (husband, Chris), of Bryceville, Fla.; one grandson, Hunter Burch; two brothers, Nicholas Jones, of Gainesville, Fla., Thomas Jones, of France; two sisters, Candy Jones, of France, and Priscilla Harris, of Crozet, Va.; an aunt, Simone Pellorce, of France; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and her beloved farm animals.
A memorial service was held.
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Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.

Carolyn H. Bunch
Carolyn Hemingway Bunch, 60, went home to be with Jesus Thursday (July 2, 2015) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House following a short illness.
She was born Sept. 27, 1954 in Charleston, S.C., to Dr. John Dallas Bunch Jr. and Bertie Carolyn Hemingway Bunch.
She lived the majority of her life in Columbia, S.C., where she grew up. She graduated from Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C. in 1976 with a bachelor of arts in sociology. In 1978, she earned her master of education degree. Subsequently, she was licensed as a certified counselor by the state of South Carolina.
During her vocational career, she was an earth science teacher and tennis coach at Inman Christian Academy (Spartanburg, S.C.), the director of the South Carolina Alcohol and Substance Abuse Commission (Columbia, S.C.), the executive director of the Henry County Youth Center (New Castle, Ind.), and lastly the director of social services at Bayview Rehabilitation and Nursing Home (Nahunta).
He personality was bigger than life. She was very personable and was genuinely interested in people. She had an infectious smile, a zest for life and a great curiosity about many things. She was a wonderful companion and definitely impacted the lives of all those lucky enough to have come in contact with her.
She was an avid University of South Carolina “Gamecock” fan. She loved gardening, cooking, shopping at Walmart and spending time with her golden retriever, Sandy, and her beagle, Belle.
One of her many talents was designing and making greeting cards.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dr. John D. Bunch Jr., and her sister, Rebecca Ann Bunch.
Left to mourn her is her mother, Bertie Hemingway Bunch, of Columbia, S.C.; her brother, John D. Bunch III, and nephew, John D. “J.D.” Bunch IV, both of North Carolina; her closest friend and longtime companion, Larraine Lewis, of Waycross; and many other uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. today at the Music Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will receive friends this morning at the funeral home from 10 until 11 o’clock.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to be given to the Okefenokee Humane Society, 1501 Blackwell St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Freddy Lee
Freddy Lee, 70, of Waycross, died Thursday (July 2, 2015) at his residence.
The funeral was held 2 p.m, Sunday at the Paulk Funeral Home Chapel in Fitzgerald with Brother Charlie Solomon officiating.
Interment followed in the Evergreen Cemetery.
He was born May 15, 1945, in Ocilla, to the late Robert Edward Lee Sr. and Reba Hughes Lee. He was a 1963 graduate of Fitzgerald High School.
He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force. He owned and operated Tea Time Gift Shop in Waycross and also was the manager of Eckerd Drugs for more than 30 years.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Fitzgerald and was a Mason.
He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Lee (husband, Jeremy) Hauser, of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Pamela and David McMahon, of Richmond, Va.; a brother, Bobby and Laverne Lee, of Fitzgerald; friend, Craig Jones, of Waycross, and Lisa’s mother; Bernice Lee, of Waycross; and two nieces.
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Paulk Funeral Home, Fitzgerald, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary J. Bennett
Mary J. Bennett, 85, died Sunday morning (July 5, 2015) at Coffee Regional Medical Center following a short illness.
She was born in Axson, but resided in Ware County most of her life. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and a former member of Mt. Green Church of God of Prophecy. She loved traveling and spending time with her family.
She was a daughter of the late David White and Josie Davis White. She was married to the late Leroy Bennett and was preceded in death by two daughters, Helen Gainey and Mary Lou Nettles, a son, Bill Bennett, and two grandchildren, Sharon Bennett and Scott Harden.
She is survived by three daughters, Lucille Crosby (Buddy), of Axson, Betty Barnard, of Waycross, and Susan Bennett, of Axson; a son, Donald Bennett (Linda), of Millwood; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, James White (Lilly Faye), of Axson; a brother-in-law, Melvin Bennett (Hazel), of Waycross; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Green Church of God of Prophecy. Burial will follow in Mt. Green Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening at Music Funeral Home from 6 until 8 o’clock.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Wilma H. Cox
Wilma Louise Howell Cox, 80, of Waycross, died Friday evening (July 3, 2015) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House after an extended illness.
She was born in Ware County to the late Henry Loyd Howell and Fannie Lee Strickland Howell. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church and always enjoyed fishing, sewing, reading and especially her children and providing for them.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Frederick Cox Sr., one brother, William Edward “Billy” Howell.
Survivors include seven children, Earlene Cox Westover (husband, Anthony), of Homerville, Henry Cox (wife, Deanna), of Manor, Jeanette Cox Bagley (husband, Leonard), of Divide, Colo., Janice Westover, of Waycross, Lorene Cox Bechiom (husband, Jimmy), of Waycross, Kandace Cox Pierce (husband, Mark), of Waycross, Earl Frederick Cox Jr. (wife, Sabrina), of Blackshear; 22 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; special friend, Dana Cox; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral was held Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Dell and the Rev. Trent Long officiating. Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Roger Westover, Danny Westover, Matthew Cox, Bradley Cox, Brian Westover, Jonathan Bagley, Ashley Cox, Chandler Pierce, Zach Cox, and Carey Clark.
Sympathy may be expressed at
Arrangements were with Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

Mina Pittman Young
HOMERVILLE — Mina Mae Pittman Young, 92, passed away Friday (July 3, 2015) at her daughter’s residence in Homerville,surrounded by her loving family, following an extended illness.
She was born Jan. 3, 1923, in Homerville, to the late Clifton “F. D.” Pittman and Emma Aliene Griffis Pittman. She was retired from Standard Container.
Survivors are two daughters and sons-in-law, Lounette and Hoke Herrin and Linda and Buddy Hallford, all of Homerville; one son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Lisa Young, of Fitzgerald; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Southern Congregational Methodist Church.
Interment will be in the Ramah Cemetery.
Sympathy may be offered at the online registry at
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Jean Rawlins
Betty Jean Rawlins, 82, died Friday (July 3, 2015) morning at Satilla Care Center following a short illness.
She was a native and life-long resident of Waycross the daughter of the late Hoke Smith and Stella Gillis Coker.
She was a member of Deenwood Baptist Church and the Waycross Woman’s Club.
Survivors include her husband Harvey L. Rawlins, of Waycross; two daughters, Vicky Rawlins, of Waycross, and Jeannie Rawlins Thompson (husband, David), of Loganville; four grandchildren, Tad Thompson (wife, Kimberly), of Dacula, Julie Rogers (husband, Elliott), of Bogart, Tori Parker (husband, Kevin), of Braselton, and Tracee Johnson (husband, Will), of Lawrenceville; nine great-grandchildren, Sarah-Grace Thompson, Charlotte Thompson, T.J. Thompson, Ian Rogers, Colin Rogers, Emma Rogers, Jay Parker, Jaxon Parker and Lillee Johnson; a sister, Bea Martin (husband, Eddy), of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Al Smith, of MacClennny, Fla.; a god-daughter, Linda James, of Waycross; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral was held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Music Funeral Home Chapel.Burial was in the Oakland Cemetery.
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Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hubert Dubberly
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Hubert Dubberly, 90, was held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. Gene Wright.
Interment was in the Lake Chapel Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Bobby Sirmons, James Hooper, Jacob Hooper, Timmy Green, Curtis Dubberly and Jimmy Hooper.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

John Bradley Waters
A funeral for John Bradley Waters, 89, of Blackshear, took place Friday morning at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Blackshear with Dr. Bill Young officiating.
Pallbearers were James Dixon, Bill Cason, Milton Harper, James Bennett, Billy Taylor and Phil Campbell.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the First Baptist Church Fellowship Sunday School Class and the members of the McDonald’s Breakfast Club.
Burial followed in Waters Cemetery.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.

Addie L. Taylor
A funeral for Addie Lorene Taylor was held Friday morning at Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Franklin Peacock officiating.
Burial followed in Hephzibah Cemetery in Dixie Union.
Pallbearers were Dale Taylor, Jeffery Taylor, Jeffery Taylor Jr., Chris Taylor, Chance Taylor and James Edward Taylor.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

‘Tommy’ Moseley Jr.
A funeral for Thomas “Tommy” Jefferson Moseley Jr. was held Friday afternoon at Hacklebarney Baptist Church with the Rev. Thomas Williams officiating.
Burial followed in Foster Cemetery in Offerman.
Pallbearers were Edgar Dixon, Shon Moseley, Bryan Clark, Dennie Dixon, Stephen Clark and Jerry Albriton.
Military honors were provided by the honor guard of Moody Air Force Base.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.