Carol Ann Massey
Carol Ann Adams Massey, 70, of Blackshear, died Tuesday (March 15, 2016) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House after a brief illness.
She was born in Sterling, Ill., to the late Charles Adams and Addie Jeanette Sandefur. She lived in Indiana for many years and in the Waycross area for several years where she worked at Walmart in Waycross as a cashier. She was of the Catholic faith. She always enjoyed playing games, reading and bowling.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Gerald Ernest Collins Sr., one sister, Regina Taylor, one brother, Charles “Steamboat” Adams, one great-granddaughter, Abbie Gail Cardwell.
Survivors include three daughters, Ellen Ennis (husband, Ted) of Blackshear, Christina Ennis (husband, Ronald), of Waycross, Corrinda Sue Burgess, of Lansing, Mich.; two sons, Gerald Collins Jr., of Lakeland, Fla., and Earl Collins, of Indianapolis, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Mike Sandefur, of Jacksonville, Fla.; good friend, Joe Donnelly, of Indianapolis, Ind.; special cousin, Jeannie Lyden, of Illinois; great-aunt, Sister Ellen Marie Adams, of Indiana; caregiver from Atlantic Home Aid, Pam Allday, of Blackshear; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A graveside memorial service will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock at Waters Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
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Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth D. Allen Jr.
Kenneth Diver Allen Jr., 60, of Acworth, died Friday (March 18, 2016) morning at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
He was born in Pierce County to the late Kenneth Allen Sr. and Margaret Jacobs Allen. “Diver,” as he was known, lived his early life in Blackshear and later moved to Acworth to raise his family.
He began his career working at Thornton’s Building Supply in Blackshear and then moved on to continue his career as a salesman for construction material in the Atlanta area. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Blackshear. His love of life was fishing, golfing, grilling and cooking-out for others to enjoy.
“Diver” was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Diver Allen Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Dona Kimmons Allen; and children, Cody Allen (wife, Kayla), of Kennesaw, Ashley Bryan (husband, Caleb), of Acworth; granddaughter, Ella Bryan; step-son, Braxton Boyd, of Kennesaw; and step-grandchildren, Preston Boyd, Bryce Boyd, Maddox Boyd and Arys Boyd; his mother, Margaret Allen, of Augusta; siblings, Sheryl Causey (husband, Michael), of Gray Court, S.C., Betty Calvert (husband, Frank), of Mobile, Ala., Sally Thomas (husband, R.B.), of Augusta, Richard Allen (wife, Cindy), of Blackshear, and Joe Allen (wife, Danna), of Blackshear; his mother-in-law, Janice Kimmons, of Acworth.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pierce County Athletic Department, “Pierce County Golf Team,” 4850 County Farm Road, Blackshear, Ga. 31516.
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James Trevor Manders
James Trevor “Trey” Manders, 23, of Waycross, died late Wednesday night (March 16, 2016) at his residence.
He was born in Waycross to John William Manders and Rebecca DeAnn Thornton. He made Waycross his home for his entire life. He was a 2012 graduate of Ware County High School where he played football and baseball. He worked as a tree surgeon and ground man for Asplundh Tree Expert Company. He loved to play sports, hunt and fish. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Janice Conner.
“Trey” is survived by his father, John William Manders, of Waycross; his mother, Rebecca DeAnn Thornton (fiancé, Randy Melton), of Waycross; two sisters, Christian Lee (husband, Nate), of Brantley County, Ashley Logan Mitchell, of Waycross; two brothers, Walter Gordon Mitchell III, of Waynesville, Ashton Storm Manders, of Jacksonville, Fla.; his maternal grandparents, James and Linda Thornton, of Waynesville; his paternal grandparents, Johnny and Vernell Manders, of Waycross; his maternal great-grandmother, Mattie Ruth Thornton, of Waycross; his fianceé, Cody White Eagle, of Waycross; a special aunt, Tammy Moody (husband, Tony), of Darien; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Indian Mound Baptist Church Cemetery in Millwood.
The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
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Arrangements are with Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

Carolyn J. Dowling
WOODBINE — Carolyn June Dowling, 85, of Woodbine, passed away Sunday afternoon (March 13, 2016) at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
She was born Nov. 6, 1930, in Blackshear, to the late William and Alice Mae Jacobs Lynn.
She married her beloved husband, Randall Arthur Dowling, Sept. 19, 1947 in Waycross. She enjoyed spending time with him, including going fishing, oystering and shrimping. Together, they had three sons, whom she cherished.
She also accepted, embraced and adopted her sons’ wives as her own daughters. She adored her grandchildren and loved spending time with each one. In her spare time, she loved growing flowers, working in her garden, traveling and reading. She especially loved cooking for her family, friends, church and community.
She would use the Guardian Ware, cast iron cookware and other kitchen ware that she had collected over the years. She was great at giving to others. She had so much love for her entire family and she will be greatly missed by everyone.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Randall A. Dowling, of Woodbine; her sons, Richard Dowling, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Dr. Bill (Vida) Dowling, of Savannah; her daughter-in-law, Diane Dowling, of Kingsland; her sister, Betty Dowling, of Blackshear; her brothers, James (Raydeen) Lynn, of Bradenton, Fla., David (Regina) Lynn, of Patterson, and Lee (Juanita) Lynn, of Waycross; her grandchildren, Nicole Dowling, of Chicago, Ill., Thomas Blalock, of Brunswick, Ashley Blalock, Steven (Rebel) Blalock, all of Kingsland, Andrew (Katie) Dowling, of Jacksonville, Fla., Joshua Dowling, of St. George, Dr. Blair (Jonathan) Sullivan, of Raleigh, N.C., Ashley (Clint) Hammond, of Merritt Island, Fla., and Caitlin Dowling, of Nashville, Tenn.; and her 15 great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in passing by her son, John Randall Dowling, her sisters, Joyce Lynn, Carrie Dubberly and Corrine Gill, her brothers, Wilber Lynn, Robert Lynn and Dan Lynn, and her daughter-in-law, JoAnn Dowling.
Calling hours were from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. A service immediately followed in the Woods-Wainwright Chapel of the funeral home.
Interment will be held privately at Greenlawn Cemetery in Waycross.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the donors’ choice organization in Mrs. Dowling’s name.
Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland is entrusted with serving the Dowling family.

Calvin Hill Sr.
Calvin Hill Sr., 99, died Friday (March 18, 2016) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House after an extended illness.
Friends are being received at the Hill residence, 1108 Martin Luther King Drive.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.

Savilla Bell Crawford
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Savilla Bell Smith Pittman Crawford, 85, was held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Youmans Chapel Baptist Church.
Officiating were the Rev. Randall Gunter, the Rev. Bryan Gunter and the Rev. Marlon Pittman.
Interment was in the Kettle Creek Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Bob Aliff, Keith Crawford, Jake Nasworthy, Drew Shaw, Stion Lairsey and Timothy Pafford. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class along with Neil Aliff and Joyce Sapp.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.