Donald W. Bullard
Donald W. “Donnie” Bullard, 42, died suddenly Thursday (March 5, 2015) at a residence in Blackshear.
He was a native of Waycross, and was formerly employed by Quality Saw Works in Milan. He was a loving husband, father, cousin and friend whose passion was witnessing to recovering drug addicts.
He was preceded in death by his aunt, Ronda King.
Survivors include his wife, Audrea Smith Bullard, of Blackshear; one daughter, Anna Bullard; one son, Kason Bullard; and an unborn child that is scheduled to be born in October; three step-children, Elijah Varnadore, Leslie Music and Ashlie Wilson; his mother, Dora Sampson Bullard, of Blackshear; his father, James D. Bullard, of Waresboro; one sister, Lexie Grace Lanier; first cousin, Joyce King; his mother-in-law, Nancy Benitez, of Blackshear; sister-in-law, Latisha Benitez (Efrain) and her children, Vanessa, Andrew and Gabriel; brother-in-law, Ben Smith (Kristen) and his child, Blaine; and numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Kettle Creek Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 at Music Funeral Home.
Sympathy can be expressed by signing the online registry at
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Willene Jordan Turner
BLACKSHEAR — Willene Elizabeth Jordan Turner, 91, of Blackshear, passed away early Monday morning (March 9, 2015) at the Baptist Village Nursing Home.
Born in Blackshear, Feb. 14, 1924, she lived in Pierce County all of her life. She was a homemaker but also worked on the family farm. She enjoyed baking and was affectionately known as “The Cake Lady” for many years.
A hardworking, selfless woman, she was always cleaning, working in her yard, or tending to the needs of others. One of her greatest joys was taking care of her precious grandchildren.
She was a member of Youmans Chapel Baptist Church where she was a member of the Senior Adult Sunday school class.
She was a daughter of the late Marvin and Ruby Henderson Jordan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Delvin Turner, a sister, Winifred Williams, and by her brother, Edward Jordan.
Survivors include her three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Debbie Turner, of Blackshear, Wayne Turner, of Jesup, and Craig and Brenda Turner, of Blackshear; a sister, Ella Medders, of Douglas; seven grandchildren, Robin (Chuck) Ward, April (Davis) Johnson, Nikki Turner, Brandi Turner (Perry Barber), Paige Turner, Brian (Tonya) Turner and Christy (Chris) Leggett; eight great-grandchildren, Madison Ward, Devin Turner, Danielle Turner, Lacy Leggett, Cooper Leggett, Brooke Cohran, Chace Stevens and Conner Barber; her beloved dog, Baby; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning at the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Visitation will be held this evening from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery.
The family kindly requests members of the Senior Adult Sunday School class to serve as honorary pallbearers and are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 Wednesday morning.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Claude W. Lovett Jr.
CANTON — Heaven gained another angel when Claude William “C.W.” Lovett Jr., 91, of Canton, passed away Saturday morning (March 7, 2015) at the Larks Nest in Loganville.
Born March 9, 1923 in Waycross, he was a veteran of World War II, serving in Azore Islands off the coast of North Africa, receiving the American Theater Service Ribbon, European-Africa- Middle Eastern Service Medal, WWII Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
He served with the 1455th Engineer Service Company. Before retiring he worked for Atlanta Plumbers and Steamfitter Union Local 72.
He enjoyed riding motorcycles and watching Nascar Racing.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy (Reba) Lovett, of Douglasville, Eddie (Laurann Cantrell) Lovett, of Canton, Curtis (Debbie) Lovett, of Bowman, Ronnie Lovett, of Lawrenceville; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Carl Lovett, of Alpharetta; sisters, Blanche Crider, of Loganville, Ila Mae Phillips, of Dawsonville, and Ruth (Mark) Whayne, of Lawrenceville; and a host of other family members.
He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Roydean Lovett, a sister, Marguerita Moore, and a brother, Alvin Lovett.
The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
The funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Darby Funeral Home. The Rev. Mike Stinson will officiate.
Interment will be at Georgia Memorial Park in Marietta.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
The caring staff of Darby Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences for the Lovett family may be made at

Joseph Roswell Dixon
SCREVEN — Joseph Roswell Dixon, 80, passed away Monday afternoon (March 9, 2015) at his residence in Screven.
Born in Blackshear on Feb. 4, 1935, he had lived most of his life in Pierce County before moving to Screven 25 years ago. He had retired from Ware Tech as an auto body teacher. He was a loving father and grandfather and he was a member and deacon of Salem Primitive Baptist Church.
He was the son of the late Benjamin Franklin “Frank” Dixon and Sally Foster Dixon.
Survivors include his two daughters and sons-in-law, Winona and Kenny Taylor, of Waycross, Stephanie and Danny Taylor, of Lagrange; one son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Janice Dixon, of Blackshear; three step-daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Pat Brown, of Kingsland, Pam Lusher, of Jesup, Pat and Jim Dieveney, of Screven; one step-son, Rex Williamson, of Valdosta; a brother, J.W. Dixon, of Jacksonville, Fla.; six grandchildren, Kenyatta and Jamie Smart, Kathy and Tommy Dyson, Randall and Jenie Martin, Rodney and Rebecca Martin and Tifanie Martin; his former wife and mother of his children, Ona May Smith, of Blackshear; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held at 6 o’clock Wednesday evening at Salem Primitive Baptist Church in Screven.
Family will receive friends one hour prior to the services.
Memorialization is by cremation.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elmon L. Courson
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Elmon Lester Courson, 84, was held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. Dave Ward.
Active pallbearers were Brandon Strickland, Jason Reed, Cole Conley, Jeremy Swain, Garrett Strickland and Justin Tatum.
Interment was in the Laura Chapel Cemetery.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.