Dr. José Ramón ‘Joe’ Martinez
Dr. José Ramón “Joe” Martinez, 95, passed away on Ash Wednesday (March 6, 2019) at Haven Hospice in Orange Park, Fla.
He was born in Ciego de Avila, Cuba, and graduated from Havana Medical School in 1952. He was a former resident anesthesiologist at Mercer Hospital in Trenton, N.J., from 1952-1953 and Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., from 1953-1955.
Dr. Martinez served in the United States Navy at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Va., as head of the Anesthesia Department from 1956-1958. He was also assistant professor of anesthesiology for the Medical College of Georgia from 1958-1959.
From 1960 until his retirement, he was founder and Chief of the Anesthesiology Department at Memorial Hospital (now Memorial Satilla Health) in Waycross where he started the Respiratory Therapy Department.
He was certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1967 and served as president of the Ware County Medical Society from 1969-1970. He was Chief of Medical Staff at Memorial Hospital from 1972-1974 and president of the Georgia State Society of Anesthesiologists from 1974-1975.
He delivered the first continuous epidural in the State of Georgia to his wife for labor and delivery of their child. He was licensed to practice in four states, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida.
Dr. Martinez was a son of the late José Maria Martinez and Ana Nina Martinez Neyar. He was married for 45 years to the late Marguerite “Peggy” Doherty Martinez.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waycross.
He is survived by four children, Joseph Raymond Martinez (Suzan), of Tallahassee, Fla., Jonathan David Martinez (Carla), of South Carolina, Peggy Anne Jones (Danny), of Kennesaw, and Jennifer Ellen Martinez, of Waycross; 11 grandchildren, Pamela Griggs (Chris), Joseph R. Martinez III (Michele), Laura Akers (James), Anthony Martinez (BreAnna), Amanda Martinez (Joe), Ashley Martinez (Joe), Andrew Jones (Mary), Phillip Jones (Paige), Kevin Jones, Rebecca Martinez (Kevin) and Allie Martinez; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 12 p.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waycross.
Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Evelyn W. T. Guy
BLACKSHEAR — Evelyn W. Thornton Guy, 83, of Blackshear, passed away Tuesday evening (March 12, 2019) at the residence of her son following an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later
Pearson-Dial funeral home is in charge.

Diamonique A. Harris
Diamonique Alasia Harris, 18, transitioned from this life Sunday (March 3, 2019) at her father’s residence in Raeford, N.C., after a brief illness.
Diamonique was born Jan. 3, 2001 in Savannah. She was currently a senior student at Hoke County High School where she would’ve graduated June 2019.
She was proud to be a “Buck” during her time at school. Diamonique enjoyed wrestling and socializing with her peers.
As growing up being a child of a father in the military, she traveled to many places inside and outside the United States. Her lifelong dream was to become a midwife. In her lifetime of Earth, she had a great impact on others. She pushed everyone to be a better person.
Even though her life ended after only 18 years, her legacy will continue on in the lives of the people she impacted because she was such a great person.
Diamonique was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothea Latrelle Thomas Harris, her grandparents, Lawrence J. Thomas and Margarette V. Hicks Thomas, Ephesians Harris and Aretha Harris, and uncles, Leon Thomas, the Rev. Jackie Harris (Lenora), Larry Thomas and Charles Harris.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her father, Reginald F. Harris, of Raeford, N.C.; two sisters, Regine D. Harris, of Raeford, N.C., and Iesha S. Harris, of Waycross; grandmother, Ada Robertson (Tronnie), of Waycross; her aunts, Connie Robinson (Bradley), of Raeford, N.C., Antionette Harris, of Raeford, N.C., Felicia Collins, of Waycross, and Chandra Mosley (Clifford), of Waycross; her uncles, Lawrence Thomas (Tracie), of Homerville, and Bishop Lucious Hicks (Renae), of Waycross, Michael Collins and Albert Collins (Kimberly); and a host of cousins and other relatives.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1700 MLK Drive, Waycross.
Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Music Funeral Home.
The family will also be gathering at 926 Arnold McKinney Drive, Waycross.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Ernest Gregor Jr.
WAYNESVILLE — Retired Sergeant Major Ernest F. Gregor Jr., 84, of Waynesville, passed away Tuesday (March 12, 2019) at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
Born in Newark, N.J., his parents were Ernest Frederick Gregor Sr. and Marion Kramer Gregor. He was also preceded in death by his son, Ernest F. Gregor III, and his daughter, Frances Gregor.
Sergeant Major Gregor was a retired E-9 for the United States Marine Corp and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a member of King Memorial Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Mary Outlaw Gregor, of Waynesville; five daughters and sons-in-law, Sandi Lee Cavanaugh (Joe), of Beaufort, S.C., Linda Marie Knuff (Frank), of Lakeworth, Fla., Renee L. Faucher (Kyle), of Atlanta, Mary Lee A. Bailey, of the Atkinson Community, and Julia J. Yates (Jason), of Greenville, S.C.; two sons, Frank Bailey III, of Charleston, S.C., and Louis Bailey Sr., of the Atkinson Community; seven grandchildren, Rachelle “Shelly” Cheslak (Ryan), Bryan Cavanaugh (Kimberly), Christopher Bonnell (Alex), Mallorie Bonnell, Louis Nathan Bailey Jr., Joseph Stone Bailey and Nathan Ernest Bailey; three great-grandchildren, Sawyer Cheslak, Easton Cheslak and Beauregard “Beau” Cavanaugh; several other relatives and a host of friends.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
A graveside service with military honors and Masonic rites will be held Friday afternoon at 12 at Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, S.C., 1601 Boundary St., Beaufort, S.C. 29902.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at fryefh.com.

Richard H. Summerall
A funeral for Richard Homer Summerall was held Tuesday afternoon at New Life Church with the Rev. Andrew F. Peacock Jr. officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Craig Bennett, Joe Boatright, John Church, Stephen Church, Wayne Moseley and John L. Wise.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

J.M. Dubose
A funeral for J.M. Dubose was held Tuesday morning at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chris Robinson officiating.
Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Eric Carter, Caleb Christensen, Donnie Howell, Ryan Morgan, Brian Wilson and Clay Wilson.
Military Rites were provided by a contingent of the United States Army.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Julie Ann O’Berry
A funeral for Julie Ann O’Berry was held Tuesday afternoon at Oak Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray McMillan and Brother Joe Chancey officiating.
Burial followed in High Bluff Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Travis Cleland, Ivan Crawford III, Larry Ross, Matt Stribling, Brad Thrift, Jason Thrift and Justin Thrift.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.