Evelyn B. Booth
Evelyn Boatright Booth, 86, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Tuesday morning (June 9, 2015) at the Community Hospice Bailey Family Center for Caring after an extended illness.
She was born in Waycross and was a graduate of Wacona High School. She worked in Jacksonville for Retailers Commercial Agency, currently Equifax, and retired after many years of service.
In 1985, after retirement she and her husband moved back to Waycross where they were active at Trinity United Methodist Church, John Wesley Sunday School Class and the Keenagers, with whom she always enjoyed taking trips. They are still members of the church.
She loved to play the piano, go bowling with her husband and was always busy doing something like sewing, cooking and especially shopping.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Alice Carter Boatright, her husband of 68 years, William Jesse “Billy” Booth, one brother, Marlene Boatright, and one sister, Ethelyn Boatright Happy.
Survivors include three children, Jim Booth (wife, Donna), of Jacksonville, Fla., Candy Jackson (husband, Jim), of St. Augustine, Fla., Sherry Helmuth, of Jacksonville, Fla.; six grandchildren, Jim Booth Jr. (wife, Betsy), of Glen St. Mary, Fla. Kenny Booth (wife, Maribelle), of Ocoee, Fla., Steve Jackson (wife, Jenny), of St. Augustine, Fla., Chris Jackson, of St. Augustine, Fla., Kimberly Bell (husband, David), of Bethlehem, Ga., B.J. Helmuth, of Jacksonville, Fla.; five great-grandchildren, Jamie Booth, A.J. Booth, Kayla Booth, Morgan Booth and Alycia Jackson; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1005 Church St., Waycross, Ga. 31501 or Northeast Florida Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, Fla. 32257.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Linda Davis Bennett
Linda Davis Bennett, 71, died Tuesday evening (June 9, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following an extended illness.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County and a former CNA with the Ware County Health Department. She was a member of Waresboro Church of God.
She was a daughter of the late Jehu Ralph Davis Sr. and Lessie Lucille Ryan Davis. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Pee Wee Bennett.
Survivors include five children, Rhonda Johns (Buddy), of Waycross, James Theodore Shiver III, of Waycross, Cheryl Jewell (Timmy), of Waycross, Tina Marie Davis (Roy), of Blackshear, and Scott Shiver (Angela), of Blackshear; eight grandchildren, Randy Johns, Brittany Sherrod, Josh Graham, Justin Shiver, Levi Jewell, Dustin Shiver, Kaitlyn Shiver and Laci Jewell; six great-grandchildren, Taylor Johns, Zachary Johns, Luke Johns, Ethan Sherrod, Spencer Graham and Marlei Sherrod; two sisters, Henrietta Davis, of Waycross, and Deborah Summerall, of Waycross; a brother, J.R. Davis, of Waycross; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Zion Hill Cemetery in Millwood.
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 www.musicfuneralhome.com

Lula L. Williams
A celebration of life service for Lula Lorene Williams, 94, will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1110 Pittman St., with the church pastor, the Rev. Johnny Arnold, offering words of comfort.
Born Oct. 1, 1920 in Telmore, she was the fifth of 12 children of the late Elerie Donnie Williams Sr. and Leola Baldwin Williams.
She received her formal education from the public schools of Ware County. She retired from several employments including King Edward Cigar Factory, private domestic for Dr. Peggy Howard Gwilliam and daycare attendant at First Presbyterian Church, all in Waycross.
She was joined in holy matrimony to the late Edward James Dyson Jr. and to this union was born, Marvin L. (deceased), William R. and Edward J. III.
She later married the late Aaron Smith and to this union was born, Ronzie L. and Monette. After several years, she met and married the late Eddie Williams and with this union six step-children joined her family, Mary Helen, Johnny (deceased), Eddie Jr. (deceased), Margaret, Carlene (deceased) and Mozel.
During her early years, she confessed her life to Christ and joined Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. She always loved being surrounded by loved one and friends. She loved planting and gardening.
She was soft-spoken, humble, easy going at all times, always giving and blessing others. Her congenial character won a place in the hearts of those privileged to have known her. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
On Tuesday (June 9, 2015) she traded mortality for immortality. Other than her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by four siblings, I.G. Williams, Princetta Summer, Carrie Evers and Rosa Murphy.
Those left to cherish her memory include two sons, Bill Dyson (Marge), of Wyncote, Pa., and Edward Dyson III (Silvonia), of Warner Robins; two daughters, Ronzie Patterson (Alphonso), of Waycross, and Monette Graham (Larry), of Kingsland; another beloved daughter-in-law, Margaret Dyson, of Jacksonville, Fla.; three brothers, Elerie Donnie Williams Jr. (Ethel), Bill Williams and Alexander Williams, all of Waycross; four sisters, Marie Marable, Ocie Slaughter, Martha Silas, all of Atlanta, and Mary White, of Waycross; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Public visitation will be held today at Fluker Funeral Home 985 Ossie Davis Parkway from 6 to 8 p.m.
The body will lie in repose Friday at the church from 11 a.m. to the hour of service. The funeral cortege will leave from the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Ronzie and Alphonso Patterson, 3112 Central Ave., at 12:30 p.m.
Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.

Mary Liza Carter
Mary Liza Carter, 103, of Blackshear, passed away Saturday (June 6, 2015) at Pierce County Nursing Home in Blackshear, with her loving family at her bedside.
She was born in Ellaville to the late Will and Alice Williams. She moved to Blackshear in 1951, moved to Philadelphia, Pa., and then returned to Blackshear in 1968.
She met and married Albert Carter and to this union 10 children were born.
She enjoyed cooking for her family and her favorite past time was fishing.
She was baptized June 29, 1973 as a Jehovah’s Witness in Waycross North Congregation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Preceding her in death was a son, Freddie Carter.
Left to cherish her memories are five daughters, Debra Henley, Brunswick, Ruth Miller (Richard), Waycross, Alice Murchinson, Blackshear, Annie Williams, Waycross, and Emma Thomas, Blackshear; four sons, Bobby Carter (Adrienne) and Willie Carter (Pat), all of Philadelphia, J.T. Carter (Sarah), Waycross, and Bishop Arthur Carter (Hazel), Blackshear; two adoptive sons, Homer Bartsdale, Philadelphia, and Eddie Henley; a special nephew, Maurice Cooks; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, great-great-great-grandchildren, great-great-great-great-grandchildren, nieces, great-nieces, nephews, great-nephews; a sister, Willie Bell Franey; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1500 South Georgia Parkway, Waycross.
Interment will follow in the Blackshear City Cemetery.
The cortege will assemble at 1 p.m. Saturday at the home of Bishop Arthur and Hazel Carter.
The family is currently receiving friends at the residence, 4132 Ware St., Blackshear.
Arrangements are entrusted to Rainge Memorial Chapel, Inc. of Blackshear.

Jane C. Herrin
Jane C. Herrin, 61, died suddenly Wednesday morning (June 10, 2015) at her residence in Brantley County.
She was a native and lived most of her life in Ware County. She was an x-ray technician with the Island Health Pavilion on St. Simons Island and a member of with the Ladies Auxiliary (Pink Ladies) of Mayo Clinic Health System at Waycross.
She was a member of Sweat Memorial Baptist Church and the Ladies of Grace Sunday School Class.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Leon “Bud” Herrin Jr.
Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Herrin, of Waycross; a sister, Sue Altman (husband, James), of Waycross; nephews, Tal Altman (wife Ginny), of Hoboken, Chad Herrin (wife, Jessica), of Hoboken, and B.J. Lee, of Millwood; a niece, Monica Herrin, of Millwood; two great-nieces; and three great-nephews.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sweat Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 o’clock Friday evening at Music Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Milton D. Roberson
Milton Daniel “Danny” Roberson, 66, of Waynesville, passed away at his residence Wednesday morning (June 10, 2015) following an extended illness.
She was born in Jesup, to Milton and Edith McGraw Roberson Sept. 15, 1948. He grew up in the Hortense Community and attended school in Brantley County. He was affiliated with Sawgrass Philadelphia Wesleyan Methodist Church in Hortense. He was employed with Brunswick Pulp and Paper for 14 years, was the owner and operator of Roberson Wholesale Tire & Battery in Atkinson, and served as a Brantley County commissioner before becoming disabled. He enjoyed spending time with family, fishing and the outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Edith Roberson, five brothers Demory, Edgar, David, James and Francis Roberson.
He is survived by three daughters, Patricia Lynn (Charlie) Johnson, of Brunswick, Lorie (Rex) Wright, of Kingsland, Dannie Payne Roberson, of Hortense; five grandchildren, Charles “CJ” Johnson, of Brunswick, Lindsay Johnson, of Brunswick, Darrell (Tiffany) Cothren, of St. Marys, Taylor Johnson, of Brunswick, and Alan Wright, of Kingsland; four great-grandchildren, Colin, Ryleigh, Aiden and Koralee; one sister, Ruth (Bud) Jones, of Nahunta; three brothers, Charles Roberson, of St. Simons Island, Emory (Novice) Roberson, of Hortense, and Robert (Elizabeth) Roberson, of Hemphill, Texas; also numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Thursday starting at 6 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
The funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Frye Funeral Home, with Pastor Ricky Knox, Ron Stayman and Bud Jones officiating.
Burial will follow in Hortense Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Darrell Cothren, “CJ” Johnson, Alan Wright, Gary Jones, Michael Roberson and Andy Roberson.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at fryefh.com

Edward Copeland Jr.
The funeral for Edward Copeland Jr., 79, who died Sunday (June 7, 2015) at his home following an extended illness, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church on Pittman Street.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Welch & Brinkley Funeral Home.
He is survived by four children, Dale Copeland, Valerie Copeland, Calvine Copeland and Edward Copeland Jr., of Atlanta; seven grandchildren, Shawn Porter Alexis Porter, Sharika Taylor, Tameika Taylor, Calvin Copeland Jr., Allison Copeland and Jaleisha Copeland; two sisters-in-law, Kathy Copeland and Cheryl Copeland; siblings, Shirley Copeland, Joann Copeland, Martha Ann Copeland, Pete Copeland, Willie James Copeland and “Butterball” Copeland; many other relatives and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Copeland and Jessie Mae Copeland.
“We, the family of Edward and Betty Copeland, want to thank the people of Waycross for the support they have given our parents over the years,” said the Copeland’s son. “We just look forward now to the resurrection where there will be no more suffering and no more division, with only one religion led by Jesus Christ.”
Friends are being received at 609 Quarterman St.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Welch and Brinkley Mortuary.

Juanita R. Brown
Juanita Renaye Brown, of New York, N.Y., formerly of Blackshear, was called by the Lord to her heavenly home Sunday (May 31, 2015).
She was born Aug. 29, 1943 and was a 1961 graduate of Lee Street High School.
Upon graduation she ventured to New York and studied to become a registered nurse. She was ordained as a deacon at St. Matthews Baptist Church.
She worked with Beth Israel Hospital and the New York State Clinic. During this time span she worked as a nurse for 35 years.
She leaves her three children to remember her stay on earth including Saundra Brown Robinson (Thomas), Deborah Brown Coles (Rodney), of North Carolina, and Terrance Brown, New York, N.Y.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother, Carolyn Brown, Tallahassee, Fla., Dorothy Brown, Waycross, and Robert Brown, of New Jersey; and many cousins and other relatives.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at Zion Missionary Baptist Church.
A committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shiloh Cemetery, Blackshear, with Pastor Claude Ray James offering words of encouragement.
The cortege will assemble at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, 505 Ware St., Blackshear.
Arrangements are entrusted to Rainge Memorial Chapel, Inc. of Blackshear.

Betty S. Youngblood
Mrs. Betty S. Youngblood, 80, died Wednesday evening (June 10, 2015) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities following an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.