Sgt. Bryant D. Cooper
Staff Sergeant Bryant Demetrius Cooper was born in Waycross on April 13, 1974 to Kenneth Cooper and Dorothy Butler.
He received his formal education in Pearson and Waycross. He graduated from Waycross High School in 1992.
He dedicated his life to Christ at an early age at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.
He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17. For the next 24 years, he served in the United States Marine Corps, Army Reserve and United States Army, serving multiple tours of duty. He retired in 2016.
On Thursday (March 7, 2019) God called Bryant to his heavenly home.
He was proceeded in death by his maternal grandfather, Robert “Pee-Wee” Butler, paternal grandfather, Roosevelt Williams, paternal grandmother, Rachel Banks, brother, Alonzo Brown, and a special aunt, Connie Cooper.
Those left to cherish his beautiful funny memories are his sons, Nehemiah Cooper, Antonio Tribble, Javontay Tribble, Quomain Tribble, Newberry, S.C.; fiancée, Stacey Houston, Newberry, S.C.; father, Kenneth Cooper (Virginia), Pearson; mother, Dorothy Butler Dennard, Waycross; grandmother, Mary “Baba” Hawkins, Waycross; brothers, Kenneth “Ken” Nixon, Pearson, Joe Butler (Cartrina), Waycross, Kenneth Marvin Cooper, Pearson, Anthony Dixon, Jackson, Tenn.; sisters, Jamica Butler Brown (Rodney), Atlanta Michelle Love (Richard), Waycross, Kena Cooper, Atlanta; god-mother, Betty Streeter, Waycross; father figure, Jimmy L. Clark Sr., Waycross; special aunt, Willene Walker, Newberry, S.C.; a very, very special cousin, Angela White, Waycross; a host of aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
The home-going celebration will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary of Church of Christ Written in Heaven.
Burial will follow immediately after the service at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Kirkland.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 at the Harrington Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.
Final rites were entrusted to Harrington Family Funeral Services.

Lauryn DeLani Reeves
God gave LeAndra Oliver and Dexter Reeves and family for just a short moment Princess Lauryn DeLani Reeves on March 6, 2019.
Their hearts immediately were filled with joy from the sound of her cry, but then suddenly the plan of God interrupted their expectations.
Exactly 23 hours and 52 minutes later, God stretched forth His hand and removed Princess Lauryn, leaving to mourn her eight siblings, Destini, Colby, LeAja, Devin, LeAndre, DeAndre, LeDaja, Dynesti; her grandparents, Robert and Barbara Oliver, Sabrina Mobley, Sylvester Reeves; uncles, LeCedric (Lyric) Oliver, Donovan Mobley, Curtis Taylor; aunt, Shanquilla West; great-grandparents, Margaret (Freddie) Spates, and Mary Holland; as well as a host of family and friends.
A farewell memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Prayer Garden C.O.G.I.C in Homerville.
Burial will follow immediately after the service at Pine Forrest Cemetery.
Final rites were entrusted to Harrington Family Funeral Services.

Cynthia Davis Cantrell
Cynthia Davis Cantrell, 62, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away Wednesday evening (March 13, 2019) at UF Health Jacksonville following an extended illness.
Born Oct. 27, 1956 in Jacksonville, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Hattie Higginbotham Davis.
She was raised in Jacksonville and Alabama and moved to Brantley County for a few years before moving back to Jacksonville where she lived for the past 30 years. She worked as a beautician and for Goodwill.
Survivors include her husband, Floyd Alvin Cantrell, of Jacksonville; a step-son, Tony Cantrell (wife, Rachel), of Statesboro; two step-granddaughters, Lily and Michelle Cantrell, of Statesboro; two brothers, Danny Davis (wife, Mary Ann) and Clifford Davis Jr., both of Birmingham; two nieces, Angie Hancock (husband, Jeff), of Dacula, and Maegan Lyons (husband, Aaron), of Kimberly, Ala.; a brother-in-law, Jimmy Cantrell (wife, Shirley), of Patterson; and several other relatives.
A funeral will take place on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Laura Chapel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Saturday at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

Robert ‘Bubba’ Brown
Robert “Bubba” Brown, 34, of Homerville, died Wednesday (March 13, 2019) at his residence after a brief illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

Earl Edward Boatright
A funeral for Earl Edward Boatright, 79, of Blackshear, took place Thursday morning at 10 o’clock in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Musgrove officiating.
Serving as pallbearers were James Walker, Greg Boatright, Keith Boatright, Chad Herrin, Linton Gilliard, Shawn Boatright and Ricky Boatright.
Burial followed in the Waters Cemetery.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.

Edna Grace Strickland
A funeral for Edna Grace Godwin Strickland was held Thursday afternoon with the Rev. Lee Ramsey and Brother Kevin Strickland officiating.
Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Emory Murray, John Strickland, Kevin Strickland, Adam Strickland, Evan Strickland and James Wiggins Jr.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Hazel Howell Cox
A funeral for Hazel Annette Howell Cox was held Thursday afternoon at Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Jeffers officiating.
Burial followed in Swamp Road Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Michael Smith, Mark Smith, Ryan Smith, Chris Douglas, Kirk Douglas and Peyton Strickland.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.