Clinton R. Bargeron Sr.
Clinton Roy Bargeron Sr., 79, of Blackshear, passed away Sunday afternoon (Feb. 28, 2016) at his residence following a lengthy illness.
Born in Reidsville March 14, 1936, he lived in Pierce County most of his life. He was a retired plumber and electrician and owned and operated Bargeron Plumbing and Electric for many years. He farmed for several years and enjoyed growing produce and raising animals, especially chickens. He loved to fish and was of the Baptist faith.
He was a son of the late Benjamin Lonnie and Sarah Bell Driggers Bargeron Sr. He was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Richard Todd, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonnie Mattie Bell and Jim Aspinwall and Katie Lee and R.G. Taylor, and two brothers, infant Benjamin Jerry Bargeron and an infant baby boy.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Margaret Barnes Bargeron, of Blackshear; three daughters and a son-in-law, Cynthia Bargeron Todd and Margie and Darin Jennings, all of Blackshear, and Tammy Barnes, of Norman Park; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Roy Bargeron Jr. and Joe and Penny Youmans, all of Blackshear; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Florence and Walter Bruschke, of Homeland, and Cornelia “Nelie” and Donald Taylor, of Alma; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ottis and Deloris Bargeron Sr., of Sanderson, Fla., and Benjamin Lonnie and Julia Bargeron Jr., of Lakeland; nine grandchildren, Crystal Todd, Christopher &and Karissa Todd, Brandon Massey, Brice Massey, Dalen Barnes, Paul Jennings, Richard Jennings, Layne Jennings and Tommy Youmans; a great-grandson, Matthew Christopher Todd; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning at the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Interment will be in the Waters Cemetery.
Visitation will be held this evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorials to be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc. of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.

Eslie W. McAllester
Eslie Elizabeth Williams McAllester, 57, passed away Thursday (Feb. 25, 2016).
She was born May 11, 1958, which was Mother’s Day, in Chillicothe, Ohio, to Beverly Henderson Williams and Mack L. Williams Jr. She lived most of her adult life in the Southeast, after living in Fairhope, Ala., for a few years, she returned permanently in 1999.
She graduated from Framingham North High School, class of 1976, Framingham, Mass. She was an excellent student and co-­captain of the varsity cheerleading squad. She received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Rhode Island in 1980.
While living in Augusta, Ga., she became a Georgia Bulldogs fan. She loved being a nurse. She treasured her patients and enjoyed interacting with their families. During her career, she worked in the intensive care unit, home health and skilled nursing environments. Many patients and their family members continued to communicate with her after they left her care.
She was also creative. Her secret desire was to be an actress. She wrote poems and children’s stories. She loved the beach and sailing. She attended Fairhope United Methodist Church.
She was a loving mother, and she was extremely proud of her daughter and son-­in-law, Jenifer and Jason Whitesell. She was particularly proud of them for their roles as parents to their two daughters, Lila and Reagan, whom she adored.
Quite often, she spoke of her appreciation for the love and devotion shown throughout her life to her by her parents. She was a wonderful sister, and Patti will forever cherish their close and loving relationship.
In addition to her daughter, son-in-law and two granddaughters, of Arlington, Va., she is survived by her sister, Patricia Williams, of Fairhope, Ala.; aunts and uncles, Ann Godwin, of Gainesville, Fla., Audrey Houston, Jane McQuaig and Patsy Sikes, all of Waycross, Roy and Rosemary Henderson, of Thomasville, Lloyd and Judy Henderson, of Fleming Island, Fla., Bennie and Sue Williams, of Savannah, Frank and Debra Williams, of St. Augustine, Fla., John and Marti Williams, of Ocala, Fla., Pat Williams, of St. Augustine, Fla.; many loving cousins and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mack and Gladys Williams, and Myrtle and William J. Henderson, uncles, Harold Henderson, Bob Williams, Richard Williams, Judge Francis Houston, Paul Sikes and Charles McQuaig.
Her life will be celebrated at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel in Waycross Saturday at 1 p.m. The family will receive friends beginning one hour prior to the service.
Sympathy may be expressed at
Arrangements were with Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

James ‘Jim’ Thrift Jr.
James “Jim” William Thrift Jr., 62, of Snellville, passed away Monday (Feb. 22, 2016).
He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Sherrie; daughter, Lindsey, of Snellville; mother, Fleeta Thrift; sister and brother-in-law, Denise and Jimmy King; and nephew, Brantley King, all of Waycross.
He was proceeded in death by his father, James William Thrift Sr.
A memorial service honoring the life of James was held on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 5 p.m. at Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel with the Rev. Harold Savage officiating.
The family received friends after the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, Ga. 30045. or UGA Relay for Life.
Condolences may be sent or viewed at
Arrangements were with Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, “A Family Company,” 120 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville.

Hazel Johnson Carter
Hazel Johnson Carter, 82, died Sunday afternoon (Feb. 28, 2016) at Specialty Hospital of Jacksonville, Fla., following an extended illness.
She was a native and life-long resident of Waycross. She was the wife of the late Carlton H. Carter, and daughter of the late James S. “Steve” Johnson and Erma Elizabeth Geiger Johnson. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Carter Thomas, and brothers, Lester J. Johnson, L.W. “Dub” Johnson and Cecil E. Johnson.
She was a long-time member of Crawford Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Buddy Carter (wife, Janice) and James Carter (wife, Judy), of Waycross; six grandchildren, Brian Carter, Britt Carter, Tyler Thomas, Kellyn Carter, Jett Carter and Jazlee Carter; two great-grandchildren, Jared Thomas and Knowlton Carter; a son-in-law, Bobby Thomas, of Waycross; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Crawford Street Baptist Church. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home of Buddy and Janice Carter, 3540 Needham Road, Waycross, and from 6 until 8 Wednesday evening at Music Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James K. Sutherin
A funeral service for James K. Sutherin was held Sunday afternoon at Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marien Mullis officiating.
Entombment followed in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mickey Mullis, Kenny Lariscy, Chris Tomlinson, James Stroehlein, Philip Sutherin and Dacia Schrecengost.
Honorary pallbearers were Kate Tomlinson, Luke Tomlinson, Matthew Sutherin, and Samuel Sutherin.
Military honors were provided by the honor guard of Ft. Stewart Army Base.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ivinell L. Strickland
A graveside funeral for Ivinell Leggett Strickland was held Monday afternoon at Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Dixon and the Rev. Leonard Pittman officiating.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Active pallbearers included Curtis Lee, Kyle Lee, Jeremy Wasdin, Fred Maltsberger, Kevin Holland and Carlos Leggett.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.