Robert J. Shaughnessy
Robert Joseph Shaughnessy, 36, of Valdosta, passed away unexpectedly Thursday afternoon (March 19, 2015) at South Georgia Medical Center.
The funeral was to be held at 10 o’clock this morning at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial was to follow in McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens.
Born in Louisville, Ky., he was the son of Mary Jo Ardis and was raised in Catholic faith. He was a very unique individual and affectionately known as “Captain.” His favorite pastimes were scuba diving, teaching dive classes, motorcycle riding, golfing and fishing.
Those who knew him would describe him as humble, caring, selfless, loving and smart. Through his actions, he touched many lives by acting as a father and a mentor, assisting loved ones and friends through difficult and dark times and participating in charitable events, such as Toys for Tots motorcycle runs.
He will never be forgotten because of all the individual lives he touched during his life.
Survivors include his loving wife, Katie Shaughnessy; step-sons, Doc and Waylon Stone, of Valdosta; grandmother, Agnes M. Walter, of Louisville, Ky.; stepfather and mother, Phil and Mary Jo Ardis, of Pinewood, S.C.; brother and sister-in-law, John Patrick and Becki Shaughnessy, of Manning, S.C.; sister, Mary Ellen Keller; nephew, John Walker Keller, of Douglas; parents-in-law, Tom and Nancy Rockenbach, of Gray.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph M. Walter and Robert J. and Joanne Shaughnessy.
Floral tributes are welcome or a memorial donation to “The Georgia Sea Turtle Center,” 214 Stable Road, Jekyll Island, Ga. 31527.
Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at
Carson McLane Funeral Home is serving the family.

Ralph Brown, Sue Brown
Ralph Brown, 91, and Sue Brown, 87, of Waycross, died Monday in Webster County, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

Clarence Knowlton
Clarence E. Knowlton, 92, died Monday (March 23, 2015) at his residence following a brief illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

‘Terry’ Silas Allen Jr.
“Terry” Silas Allen Jr., 45, was born March 25, 1970, and entered into rest, Saturday evening (March 21, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after a massive heart attack.
He graduated from Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, Fla., and was employed as an over-the-road truck driver for companies such as Budweiser, BMW and Estes Trucking.
A Waycross native, he eventually became a lifelong Jacksonville transplant. He was the son of Sandra E. Allen and the late Terry Allen Sr., both of Waycross.
He is survived by his son, Terry Silas Allen III, of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Michael Paul Allen, of Patterson; a sister, Teresa Lynn Robinson, of Huntland, Tenn.; his former wife, Janet L. Leblanc and her daughter, Brianna Mansill, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; and family friend, Larry Engram.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at his mother’s home, located at 501 Scruggs St., Waycross.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Pierce County.
The family openly invites all to attend the placing of Terry’s ashes at Shiloh.
A memorial gathering and fund raiser (casual pool attire) will be hosted by Joe Clark (904) 566-4660, 3058 Townsend Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla., from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday for family respects and all are invited to continue to celebrate his memories.
In lieu of flowers, the Allen family has requested donations for funeral expenses be made in the name of “Terry Allen,” c/o Sandy Allen, 501 Scruggs St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.
For information, call Larry Engram at (912) 550-6084.

Andrew B. Estes IV
Andrew Broaddus Estes IV died in Atlanta Sunday (March 22, 2015). He was 94.
He was born in Waycross, July 1, 1920, to Andrew Broaddus Estes III and Laura Victoria “Lautoria” Jordan Estes. He grew up in Atlanta, attending Mary Lin Elementary School, Boys’ High School and what is now Georgia State University.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Sibyl Teal Estes, his parents, and his brother, Benjamin Gilmore Estes.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theatre.
He was a retired businessman. For more than 30 years, he and his wife owned and operated Estes Furniture Company in Blackshear. Mr. and Mrs. Estes lived and raised their children in the same home in which he was born and were active members of First Baptist Church of Waycross.
He was a member of the Okefenokee Country Club and was a Mason.
Survivors include three daughters, Lautoria “Toria” Morgan (son-in-law, Robert T. Morgan) of Marietta, Deborah “Debbie” Sanders (son-in-law, Thomas Sanders), of Duluth, and Margaret Estes Herndon (son-in-law, Rodger Herndon), of Atlanta; four grandchildren, Paige and Rob Morgan, Blair and Jordan Sanders; one great-grandson, Thai Johnson.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of Almon Funeral Home, 548 Newnan St., Carrollton, with Minister Allen Howard officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the service.
Interment will be in the Carrollton City Cemetery with American Legion Post No. 143 providing military honors.
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Almon Funeral Home, of Carrollton, is in charge of arrangements.

William Roberson Sr.
RICHMOND HILL — William Carlie Roberson Sr., 55, of Richmond Hill, passed away Sunday evening (March 22, 2015) at his residence following an extended illness.
Born in Jesup, he was the son of Matthew “Mathy” Dodge Roberson and Reba Jean Lewis Roberson. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, David Roberson and Johnny Roberson.
He worked many years as a painter. He was of the Church of God faith and enjoyed spending time with his family, music and football.
Survivors include his wife, Leonora Phillips, of Richmond Hill; a son, William “C.J.” Roberson Jr., of Richmond Hill; three daughters, Heaven Phillips (Dustin Lindsey), of Midway, Reba Roberson, of Richmond Hill, and Beth Roberson, of Richmond Hill; five grandchildren, Izzayh Phillips, Vampyria Barrow, Kaylinn Phillips, Madison Dashnaw and Emma “Pie Pie” Roberson; a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph “Joe” Roberson (Susan), of Midway; a sister, Barbara Roberson, of Richmond Hill; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at Frye Funeral Home with the Rev. Bruce Dean officiating.
Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service.
Burial will follow in Rob Lewis Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be William Roberson Jr., Dustin Lindsey, Robert Mobley Sr., Robert Mobley Jr., Joseph Allen Roberson Jr. and Dodge Roberson. Pallbearers are asked to be at funeral home Saturday by 10:30 a.m.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
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