Julissa Mae Hall
Julissa Mae Hall, 22, died suddenly Saturday night (March 12, 2016) from injuries received in an automobile accident.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County and currently was employed with Clayton Homes of Waycross. She also attended Friendship Freewill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Cecil Hall, and maternal grandfather, Julian Merritt.
She is survived by her mother, Christine Mae Hall, of Waycross; her father, Gregory Cecil Hall, of Moultrie; a brother, Kittsen Hall, of Moultrie; her fiancé, Sean Raulerson, of Waycross; her maternal grandmother, Doris Merritt, of Blackshear; her paternal grandmother, Joyce Hall, of Moultrie; an aunt, Doris Williams, of Blackshear; and a cousin, Sam Williams, of Blackshear.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will receive friends Saturday morning at the funeral home from 10 until 11 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

George W. White III
George W. White III, 49, died suddenly Saturday night (March 12, 2016) from injuries received in an automobile accident in Dixie Union.
He was born in Clinch County and lived most of his life in Ware County. A 1984 graduate of Ware County High School, he served in the United States Army for four years. He was employed by King Edward Cigar Factory from 1990 until 2007.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Lou Taylor White, one nephew, Riley White, and step-grandparents, Donald and Mary McLagan.
Survivors include one son, Justen White, of Waycross; former wife, Keena White, of Waycross; his father, George W. White II (wife, Meriliss), of Blackshear; one brother, Norman White (wife, Lesley), of Blackshear; three nieces, Harley White, Brooke Boyd and Aaron Boyd; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Zenith Baptist Church Cemetery in Manor.
The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Rufus W. Carter
Rufus W. Carter, 85, of Blackshear, died Sunday evening (March 13, 2016) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House after a brief illness.
He was born in Camden County to the late Job Carter and Arizona Miller Carter. He was raised in Waycross where he went to school and soon after enlisted in the United States Army. A corporal, he was stationed in New Jersey during active service from 1951-1953 and then served in the reserves from 1953-1957.
He then returned to Waycross where he began work in the maintenance department of Baptist Village. While working at Baptist Village, he met Delois, and the two would soon marry and enjoy more than 37 years together.
He left Baptist Village to enroll at Okefenokee Technical Institute where he would earn a degree in the field of heating and air conditioning. He owned and operated Carter Refrigeration, which he began in 1984, until his retirement just a few years ago.
Along with heating and air units, he also worked on many ice machines for families and businesses in the area. Not only did he graduate from Okefenokee Technical Institute, he also served on their board of directors for many years.
He was a longtime member of Deenwood Baptist Church. He was an avid fisherman and great cook. He especially loved camping and fishing at Blythe Island, which was one of his favorite places to go. He and his wife were also very active for many years camping and setting up their booth at Twin Oaks Park in Brantley County.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Dixon, a granddaughter, Angela Blackmon, two great-grandsons, Carter Howell and Lane Tonge, a sister, Allie Mae Carter, and three brothers, Clyde Carter, Alvin Carter and Ivrom “Bunk” Carter.
He is survived by his wife, Delois Carter, of Blackshear; nine children, Sandra Howell (husband, Bobby), of Waycross, Karen Johnson (husband, Jerry), of Kingsland, Gary Carter (wife, Sharon), of Blackshear, Michelle Rogers (husband, Michael), of Pooler, Charlotte Sanders (husband, Ray), of Blackshear, Terry Griffis (wife, Janice), of Blackshear, Ronnie Griffis (wife, Marilyn), of Waycross, Debbie Dixon (husband, Lewis), of Blackshear, Donnie Griffis (wife, Kathy), of Waycross; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Annie Bell Mizell, of Waycross; two sisters-in-law, Vonice Carter, of Waycross, Evon Carter, of Waycross; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Deenwood Baptist Church. Entombment will follow in the Greenlawn Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Members of the Men’s Adult Sunday School Class have been asked to serve as honorary pallbearers and should gather at the church by 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com

Larry Kent James
Larry Kent James, 77, of Waverly, passed away Sunday evening (March 13, 2016) at Sears Manor in Brunswick after a lengthy illness.
He was born to Jewel Oden James and Gertrude Harper James in Waycross, Sept. 12, 1938. In addition to his parents, a brother, Jewel Oden James Jr., predeceased him.
He graduated from Blackshear High School in 1956 and attended Middle Georgia College and Georgia Tech. He retired from Southern Bell after 30 years on Dec. 5. 1986. He was a lifetime member of Blackshear First United Methodist Church. He was a past member of Grand Lodge of Georgia No. 112 F&AM, Jesup Jaycees, Wayne County Saddle Club and Waycross Elks Club. While living in Jesup, he obtained his private pilot license.
He was easy mannered and loved people and fellowship. He was married to Margie Mizell James for 55 wonderful and adventurous years. Together they enjoyed fishing, horseback barrel racing, Bonsai, sail boating, RV camping, fish fries and fellowship with the people of the Hickory Bluff Club, and spending time with their grandsons.
In addition to his wife, Margie Mizell James, of Waverly; he is survived by a son, Gregory James, of Plant City, Fla.; daughter, Camille Hendry (Todd), of Brunswick; three grandsons Chris Crews, Phillip Hendry and Austin James; a brother, Harvey James (Joyce); a sister, Judy Harris, of Blackshear; several nieces, nephews and many other relatives.
A memorial service will be held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will receive friends at the chapel one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 127, Blackshear, Ga. 31516.
Sympathy may be expressed by singing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Cynthia Evette Boyd
Cynthia Evette Boyd, 53, of 175 Leeswood Circle, Brunswick, formerly of Blackshear, passed away Friday (March 11, 2016) at the residence of her daughter, PeTrina Dennis.
Several relatives were at her bedside during her transition.
The family is receiving friends at the home of her mother, Mrs. Jerry Dennis, 911 Wilford St., Waycross.
Funeral arrangements and a list of survivors will be announced later by Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.