Charlotte Young
BLACKSHEAR — Charlotte Young, 65, of Blackshear, “fought the good fight, finished her race and kept the faith” during a three-year battle with cancer.
She inspired many when upon learning the diagnosis, she posted to facebook, “I can’t fight cancer. God’s Got This.” And He did. God fought for her every step of the way and now God has her in His eternal care and keeping.
She passed into perfect healing on Thursday (March 10, 2016) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House, Donald Waters Center for Caring.
She was born in Augusta March 26, 1950. She will be remembered as a faithful and loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmamma and friend. She served alongside her husband in the Gospel Ministry as a pastor’s wife for 47 years in Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana and Virginia.
She is loved by many families for her devotion to their children. She taught 3-year-old Sunday School, Girls in Action (Grades 1-5), Children’s Church, Children’s Choirs, and served in the nursery in various churches.
She also taught in the public school system for 17 years. She was a leader in missions, leading churches to reach their highest Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for international missions, teaching children of God’s love for all people, tirelessly working in Operation Christmas Child and many other mission projects. She also loved arts and crafts, gardening with her father and the beach.
Mrs. Young will be most honored by her pastor husband for providing a loving home and nurturing their daughters in their love for Jesus Christ while he ministered to so many others. Most of all she was a woman of great faith and love for her Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.
She was the daughter of Charles Wesley Morrison and the late Velma Corene Neighbors Morrison. Along with her mother, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Judy Waterman.
Survivors include her devoted husband of 47 years, Dr, Bill Young; two daughters and sons-in-law, Suzanne and David Barber, of Clover, S.C., and Sara and Dave Mothershead, of Jaco, Costa Rica; her father, Charles Morrison, of Waycross; a sister, Jeanne and Phil Matthews, of Loganville; six grandchildren, Wesley Barber, Jackson Barber, Piercen Barber, Colby Mothershead, Cameron Mothershead and Carter Mothershead; several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Blackshear. A time of visitation with the family will follow the service.
Memorialization is by cremation.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 670 Main St., Blackshear, Ga. 31516.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Sammy Chancey
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Rev. Sammy Lee Chancey, 51, of Brunswick, was welcomed into Heaven Tuesday evening (March 8, 2016) hearing the words, “Well done my good and faithful servant …” surrounded by his loving family at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville following an illness.
Born in Blackshear, Oct. 12, 1964, he lived all of his life in Offerman until moving to Brunswick 16 years ago. He was a 1982 graduate of Pierce County High School where he loved playing football. When Patterson High School and Blackshear High School combined in 1981 to form the new Pierce County High School, he met his “high school sweetheart,” Gina Marie Dixon. Two and half years following graduation, they were married on Dec. 15, 1984, and have shared 31 years of marriage together.
He worked in construction prior to receiving God’s call into the ministry in 1990. He was ordained into the ministry on Nov. 4, 1990 by the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He served as the pastor of Offerman Baptist Church from 1990-2000, Pine Haven Baptist Church in Brunswick from 2000-2011, and began a new church in May 2011, Golden Isles Baptist Church in Brunswick where he was the current pastor.
For more than 26 years, he lovingly served God with gladness and lived a life as a man on a mission who unselfishly and sacrificially did all he could by the power of the Holy Spirit to glorify Jesus Christ in all he did. He was a man of great faith, who lived his life to reach as many as he could with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
He enjoyed studying God’s word, fishing, watching sports and enjoying all of God’s beautiful creation. For many years he was actively involved in coaching his kid’s recreational sports teams and chaperoning church youth functions as being the “man that drove the van.” Most of all, he had a genuine love for the Lord and a contagious smile that God used to touch the lives of all he encountered.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Wendell “J.W.” Chancey.
Affectionately known as “Preach,” he is survived by his wife of 31 years, Gina Marie Dixon Chancey, of Brunswick; two children, Kyle Chancey, of Brunswick, and Darby Chancey Best (husband, Kameron), of Brunswick; his mother, Irene O’Berry Chancey, of Offerman; two sisters, Mary Chancey, of Offerman, and Patricia Taylor, of Waycross; three brothers, Joe Chancey (wife, Bobbie Jo), of Patterson, Robert Chancey (wife, Cindy), of Adairsville, and Kenny Chancey (wife, Jan), of Ardmore, Tenn.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Virgil and Linda Dixon, of Blackshear; several nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 o’clock Saturday morning at Offerman Baptist Church.
Interment will be in the Offerman Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 o’clock this evening at Offerman Baptist Church.
The body will lie in state there until the time of his service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Golden Isles Baptist Church Vision Fund, 123 River Ridge Road, Brunswick, Ga. 31523.
The family would like to say a special “thank you” to his doctors, nurses and all other medical staff at St. Vincent’s, and to Dr. Blasko who provided care and treatment during the five years of his pulmonary hypertension diagnosis.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.

Ernest C. Thornton
Ernest C. Thornton, 81, of Homerville, passed away Wednesday (March 9, 2016) at his residence after a brief illness.
He was born in Polk County, Fla., Sept. 16, 1934, to the late Elliott and Alma (Gavin) Thornton. He lived in Clinch County for the past 41 years. He was preceded in death by his precious wife of 44 years, Rosemary Thornton, four brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include two brothers, Vernon Thornton, of Homerville, Ellis Thornton, of Commerce; a sister, Jessie Respress, of Frostproof, Fla.; three daughters and son-in-law, Jean Griffis, of Middleburg, Fla., Barbara and Todd O’Guin, of Lakeland, and Karen Leviton, of Waycross; eight grandchildren, Jason and BJ Gilbreth, Johnny and Melissa Gilbreth, Jennifer and Tim Ayers, Jeremy Gilbreth, Daniel Turner, Tina and Jeffrey Lane, Alyx Leviton, Aaran Leviton, Anna O’Guin, Jared O’Guin and Jessica O’Guin; 16 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Barbara Chitty.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Victory Methodist Church, 5062 Booth Church Road, Manor.
Burial will follow in Pine Forest Cemetery in Homerville.
The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.
The family will receive friends at Victory Methodist Church this evening from 6 to 8 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed online at
Music Funeral Services, Lakeland, is serving the Thornton family.

Bobby Calhoun
A celebration of life service for Bobby Calhoun, 57, of Homerville, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Prayer Garden Church of God in Christ, 711 West Forest Ave., Homerville, with the church pastor, Elder Alonzo Miller, offering words of comfort.
He was born July 11, 1958 in Homerville to Joshua Hoard Calhoun Sr. and Mary Lee Calhoun. He received his formal education from the Clinch County public school system.
He was raised in Prayer Garden Church of God in Christ and attended services until his health failed. He was a former employee at the Clinch County Training Center in Homerville.
Those left to cherish his memory include his parents, Joshua Howard Calhoun Sr. and Mary Lee Calhoun, of Homerville; four sisters, Mary Ingram, of Douglas, Becky Bryant, of Canton, Naomi Mathis, of Homerville, and Dorothy Elaine Huff, of Augusta; two brothers, Joshua H. Calhoun Jr. (Tonya) and David Calhoun, both of Homerville; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Friends are being received at his parent’s residence, 617 W. Forest Ave., Homerville.
Interment will be in Pine Forest Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home of Homerville.

Philip Raeder House
Philip Raeder House, 64, of Augusta, passed away Wednesday (March 9, 2016) at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, in Augusta, following an extended illness.
Born in Killean, Texas, his parents were the late Jeremiah “Jerry” House and Isla Herrin Roberson, of Waycross. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Jeremy Kurt House, his maternal grandparents, Owen K. Herrin Sr. and Leone Kaney Herrin.
He was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed listening to music, fishing and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his mother, Isla Herrin Roberson, of Waycross; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Gary House, of St. Simons Island, and Gavin Roberson (Anna), of Manchester, Ga.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Dianne Strickland (Silas), of Texas, and Ambia Kicklighter, of Waycross; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be held Saturday evening starting at 6 o’clock at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
A funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Frye Funeral Home with the Rev. Ion Johns and the Rev. E.C. Crews officiating.
Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Robert Cleland, Glenn Hendrix, Jimbo Jones, Larry Johns, Jack Wilson and J.R. Herrin.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Mavis Naomi Jacobs
Mavis Naomi Jacobs, 66, died Wednesday morning (March 9, 2016) at St. Vincent’s Riverside in Jacksonville, Fla., following an extended illness.
She was born in Homerville but resided in Waycross most of her life. She was a homemaker and member of Hebardville Baptist Church.
She was a daughter of the late Lewis Kitchen and Goldie Mae Bennett Kitchen. She was also preceded in death by her great-grandson, Rusty Beard.
She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Will Jacobs, of Waycross; a daughter, Lisa Lynn Harrell, of Waycross; a son, Steven Jacobs Sr. (wife, Holly), of Waycross; five grandchildren, Sean Raulerson, Stevie Jacobs Jr. (wife, Mae), Jennifer Raulerson, Ryan Jacobs and Stephanie Jacobs; two great-grandchildren, Emery Thomas and Aubrey Beard; a brother, Ellis Kitchen (wife, Phyllis), of Waycross; a sister, Audrey Justice, of Waycross; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in High Bluff Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon at the funeral home from 2 until 3 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Arrangements are with Music Funeral Home in Waycross.

Angella Pierce Griffin
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Angella Pierce Griffin, 76, of Jacksonville, passed away Wednesday morning (March 9, 2016) at her residence following an illness.
Born in Blackshear, Jan. 18, 1940, she lived most of her life in Jacksonville. She was a homemaker who was a proud and loving, mom and granny.
A daughter of the late Samuel Andrew and Florrie Edna Howard Pierce, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Oden Franklin Griffin, two sons, Oden Franklin Griffin II and Alan Wesley Griffin, and a brother, Samuel Pierce.
Survivors include two daughters, Moneica Lynn Biladeau, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Florrie Alethea Pidgeon, of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; a brother, Edward Pierce, of Jacksonville, Fla.; three grandchildren, Lisa Marie Biladeau, Brett Cameron Biladeau and David Griffin (wife, Micheal); four great-grandchildren, Anna Razelle Garcia, Byron Garcia, Anistasia Griffin and Adalin Griffin; two special friends, along with their families, Steve Berg and Geoffry Boston, both of Jacksonville; several nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives.
A graveside service will be held at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the Shiloh Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.

Juanita Tatum Crews
Juanita Tatum Crews, 88, died Thursday night (March 10, 2016) at her residence after an extended illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

Kenzie L. Maddox
Kenzie L. Maddox, 80, of 904 Central Ave., died Thursday (March 10, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after an illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.

Edgar Aubrey Sapp
A funeral for Edgar Aubrey Sapp was held Thursday morning at Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mark Cardwell officiating.
Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Derek Jones, Greg Smith, Dennis Rath, Talmadge Robertson, Mike Hayes and Gerald Smith.
Military honors were provided by the Moody Air Force Base honor guard.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.