Shirley Popham Roberts
Shirley Popham Arline Roberts, a precious little resident of Inverness, Fla., went to live with Jesus Monday (March 9, 2015) under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and of the Nature Coast.
She is survived by her children, Vicki and Beau Keene, Shane Arline, Kelley Wilson; long-time companion, Jim Moon; grandchildren Kali, Elizabeth, Cori, Kaitlyn, Casey (husband Oystein), Colton, Cooper, Olivia, Brenna; three great-grandchildren; brother Dale Popham; sister Rose Westberry; sisters-in-law Nancy Popham, Sandra Popham, Larue Popham; and brother-in-law Jack Westberry.
She is predeceased by her daughter Kim Arline Kurtzman, grandson, Isaac Rubin, and brothers, George and Maitland Popham.
She was born to Lovie and Lester Popham on July 7, 1935, grew up in Waycross and graduated from Ware County High School. In 1955, she attended Gordon Keller School of Nursing in Tampa, Fla.
She was married in 1958, then moved to Inverness and raised her family while working at Dr. Osterhout, Dr. Brown and Dr. Randall Jenkins. She worked with Dr. Jenkins for the next 37 years caring for the community with deep compassion. Her great ability to sense when others were hurting and her loving response to suffering has healed many people.
She loved to laugh loudly and was quick to forgive. Her favorite verse was, “Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” She was humble and incredibly thoughtful, blessing many people with her sweet cards full of words of encouragement all penned in exceptionally lovely handwriting.
She was a voracious reader, lover of words, intelligent and funny and a peacemaker. As a southern cook specializing in “comfort foods,” her meals nourished bodies and hearts. She enjoyed sewing until her eyesight failed, had a green thumb and celebrated every holiday by decorating her home inside and out.
She most enjoyed being with her grandchildren and applauding their every step in life. More than one person called her their best friend and she loved each one deeply. The power of her love and prayers will still be felt here on earth but she is now a citizen of heaven!
She dedicated her body to the Anatomical Board of the State of Florida for use in medical research and education. It was her last act of selfless love in hopes of improving the quality of life of others.
She asked that any donations go toward the City of Inverness Parks and Recreation, The Fourth of July Celebration, family, friends, freedom, fun and fireworks.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Calvary Church, 2728 E. Harley St., Inverness, Fla.
Everyone is invited to join the family for a dinner on the grounds afterward in her honor.
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

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 was retired from Ware Tech where he was 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. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 27 years, Amanda Jane Wilson Dixon.
Survivors include his two daughters and sons-in-law, Winona and Kenny Taylor, of Waycross, Stephanie and Danny Taylor, of Lagrange; one son, 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, Jenna Dixon, Randall and Jenie Martin, Rodney and Rebecca Martin, Tifanie Martin; 11 great-grandchildren; his former wife and mother of his children, Ona May Smith, of Blackshear; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held at 6 o’clock this evening at the Salem Primitive Baptist Church in Screven.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services.
Memorialization is by cremation.

Timothy Williams
Timothy Williams, 35, of 1209 Elizabeth St., died suddenly Monday night (March 9, 2015) from a fatal gunshot wound.
The family is receiving friends at the home of his mother Mrs. Pearlie “Kitty” Williams, 1209 Elizabeth St.
Funeral arrangements and a list of relatives will be announced later by Rainge Memorial Funeral Home, 505 Ware St., Blackshear.

Lisa Miller
Lisa Miller, 49, of Waycross, passed away Sunday (March 8, 2015) in Kingsland.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home

Savannah Renee Miller
Savannah Renee Miller, 3, died suddenly Monday morning (March 9, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health Systems of Waycross.
She was born in Waycross and attended Waycross First Assembly of God.
Survivors include her mother, Dana Merrier Rebman (husband Jeremi Patrick), of Waycross; her father, Chad Anthony Miller, of Waycross; two brothers, Brenden Miller and Wyatt Rebman; maternal grandparents, Tammy Merrier, of Toccoa, and Stephen Merrier, of Waycross; paternal grandparents, John Miller, of Waycross, and Novadine Andrews, of Reynolds; great-grandparents, Patricia Williams, of Waycross, Shirley Gibson, of Lavonia, Carroll “W. C.” Merrier, of Woodbine, and Loretta Jones, of Waycross; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Berniece S. Waters
Berniece S. Waters, 85, of Waycross, daughter of the late Dave and Thelma Smith, died Tuesday evening (March 10, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after a short illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

Bruce Andrew Szabo
Bruce Andrew Szabo, 59, died Tuesday morning (March 10, 2015) at his residence following an extended illness.
He was the first child of Frank and Ethel Szabo, born on April 26, 1955 in Bridgeport, Conn.
He and his younger brother, Fritz Allen enjoyed camping, hiking and tearing up the mountains of the northeast on their motorcycles. He was an avid gun and knife collector. He had a love of good seafood and could make a mean Oysters Rockefeller.
He married Peggy Ann Linley and together they brought a strapping young son, Christopher Bruce, into the world. They moved to Waycross in 1984 and shortly after Peggy passed away.
He met and married the love of his life, Jean Elizabeth Lawson. Together they raised Christopher, Melissa, and Jonathan.
He was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and had fought tooth and nail until the battle was lost Tuesday morning. He died peacefully at home with Jean by his side.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Szabo, of Wayross; three children, Chris Szabo (wife Mary Lee), of Jacksonville, Fla., Melissa Adams (husband Justin), of Blackshear, and Jonathan Cotton (wife Bre), of Blackshear; six grandchildren, Malia Ethel Szabo, Jesse Heatherly, Andrew Heatherly, Andrew Adams, Austin Adams, Lizzie Cotton; a great-grandson, Damien James Heatherly; and a brother, Fritz Allen Szabo (wife Janice), of Newtown, Conn.
The family will be receiving friends Thursday evening at Music Funeral Home from 5 until 7 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Lyman Morris Guy Sr.
A funeral for Lyman Morris Guy Sr. was held Tuesday afternoon at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott O’Neil and the Rev. Den Weniger officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.