Carolyn H. Dill
Carolyn Virginia Harrell Dill died Saturday morning (March 28, 2015) at her residence.
She was born in Cairo (Grady County) Sept. 25, 1920 to the late George Barry Harrell and Lee Harrell Walker.
She grew up in Bradenton, Fla., graduated from Bradenton High School and Florida Business School. She was employed as a secretary for 44 months in the Command and Planning Center of the Orlando Air Base during World War II.
She was married to the late Howard E. Dill, March 9, 1946, and they were married 66 years. She moved to Waycross in May 1946. She was a member of Central Baptist Church since 1954 and the Mary Martha Sunday School Class. She was an avid bridge player and was active in several bridge clubs.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, two brothers, Daniel Harrell (wife, Edith), of Palmetto, Fla., and Willis Harrell (wife, Mildred), of Palmetto, Fla.; one sister, Jewell Reid, of Mt. Dora, Fla.; nephew, Charles Reid, of Orlando, Fla.; and her son-in-law, Dr. Russ Cioffi.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol Dill Cioffi, of Atlanta; two grandchildren, Jim Cioffi, of Baltimore, Md., and Tara Renault (husband, Marc), of Carlisle, Pa.; five great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Garrett and Mariella Cioffi and Olivia and Atticus Renault; three nieces, Connie Smith (husband, Bryan), of Melbourne, Fla., Judy Kennedy Becker (husband, David), of Boise, Ind., Janice Barringer Griner (husband, Rick), of Daytona, Fla.; three nephews, Danny Harrell, of Melbourne, Fla., George Alexander (wife, Candee), of Melbourne, Fla., Paul Alexander (wife, Princelle), of Melbourne, Fla.; and other relatives.
Other survivors include two dear friends, Richard and Judith Vorndran, of Atlanta, and loving caregivers, Annie Young White, Tasha Huff and Carolyn Ann Stewart.
A funeral will be held 3 p.m. Friday at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday beginning at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Baptist Church, 201 Ava St., Waycross, Ga. 31501 or Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501 or charity of one’s choice.
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Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lonnie W. Pittman
Lonnie W. Pittman, 79, died Friday evening (March 27, 2015) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities surrounded by his wife, children and twin brother, following a short illness.
He was a native of Brunswick but was a life-long resident of Ware County. He was the son of the late Rev. Melvin Samuel Pittman and Velma King Pittman. He was also preceded in death by his step-mother, Emma Cox Pittman. He was a graduate of Manor High School.
He was the longest living member of Suwannee Chapel Church of God of Prophecy where he served as the Sunday School superintendent for 45 years, a deacon for nearly 40 years and served as song leader for many years. He also served on the State Church of God of Prophecy Finance Committee for several years.
He was the former owner of Pittman Trucking Company, Manor Timber Company and was named as a Ware County Master Tree Farmer Award recipient. He was also an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Bobbie N. Thrift Pittman, of Waycross; a daughter, Sheila P. Walker (husband, Lawton); a son, Bill Pittman (wife, Susan), of Atlanta; five grandchildren, Jake Walker, Caroline Walker, William Pittman, Anna Pittman and Samuel Pittman; a brother, the Rev. Leonard Pittman, of Waycross; and a nephew, Joey Pittman (wife, Liz). of Waycross.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at Suwannee Chapel Church of God of Prophecy. Burial will be in the Suwannee Chapel Cemetery.
Members of the Men’s Sunday School Class of Suwannee Chapel Church of God of Prophecy are asked to gather at the church at 1:40 p.m. today to serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family would like to thank the church family and friends for the prayers and support during this time. A special thank you is extended to the staff and nurses at Baptist Village for their special care and kindness to him and his family.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Irma Griffin Booth
Irma Griffin Booth, 93, died Friday (March 27, 2015) after a short illness.
She was the matriarch of not only her immediate family, but also her extended Griffin and Booth families. She was born Oct. 1, 1921, one of 12 children born to Harry and Lou Griffin. She spent her life in service to others.
“Granny,” as she has been called by many in her later years, married Frank Booth and had three children, Elva Lee, Laura Gay and Nick. Always a go-getter, she worked alongside her husband and would even “dip” turpentine and plow with the mule. She worked at “the cigar factory” in Waycross for many years and even saw Elvis when he came in the 1950s as he toured the factory.
She worked at Standard Container for many years, where she would be at work before 7 a.m. and in the afternoons, she would work on the farm until dark. When she retired from the factory, she returned to full-time work on the farm whether it was in the tobacco field, cane patch or the blueberry shed. She always had an acre garden where she worked tirelessly in the summers so she would have food in the freezers — not only for her family but for the bereaved families of this area. It was in these gardens that she taught her work ethic to her grandchildren. She was plain spoken, hardworking and fun loving. Her greatest joy has always been her family.
Despite her illness, she would praise God and thank Him for her many days spent on this earth. She created a legacy not only for her family but also for others in Christian service.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Booth, grandson, Nicky Booth, five sisters, May Ola Holmes, Emma Wilson, Nettie Ruth Wilson, Pauline McCoy and Ruby Rogers, four brothers, Lester Griffin, Bill Griffin, Earnest Griffin and Henry “Skinny” Griffin.
Survivors are daughters, Elva Lee Dickerson, Laura Landrum Keenan (husband, John); son, Nick Booth (wife, Mary Jo), all of Homerville; grandchildren, Diane Landrum Gilbreth, of Homerville, Morris and Laura Landrum, of Homerville, David and Jan Landrum, of Lufkin Texas, Pam Landrum Roberts, of Birmingham, Ala., Jonathan and Lisa Landrum, of Homerville, Ron and Cindy Landrum Nordan, of Frederick, Md., Joe Ed and Sharyn Dickerson, Athens, and Tanya Booth O’Berry, of Homerville; 19 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Juanita Arnold Pittman, Homerville; and one brother, Paul McCoy, Homerville.
The funeral was held 3 p.m. Sunday at New Vision Church of God with the Rev. Jerry Baldree and Pastor W.G. Smith officiating. Interment was in Shiloh Church Cemetery. She requested that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to New Vision Church of God.
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Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Daniel David Moody
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Daniel David “Dan” Moody, 73, was held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock in Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Officiating was Helen Moody.
Interment was in the Hortense Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Rick Randall, Jordan Willingham, Kent Strickland and Johna Williams.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Johnny Mack Carter
A memorial service for Johnny Mack Carter was held Saturday afternoon at the Lake Ware Masonic Park with the Rev. David Unkles officiating.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Ralph Brown,
Sue Brown
A funeral for Ralph and Sue Brown was held Saturday afternoon at First United Methodist Church in Waycross with the Rev. Barry Giddens officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were George Fesperman, Jim McGee, Dr. Rick Lynch, Pat Reid, Serrell Zeigler, Dan Coppage, Jay Porter, Dr. William Clark, Forrest Sweat, Phil Wysong, Chip Beal and Doug Gibson.
Honorary pallbearers were the Adult Bible Class, First United Methodist Church Board of Trustees and Georgia Power employees.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Terry Lamar Crosby
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Terry Lamar Crosby, 60, was held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Officiating was Michael Carter.
Interment was in the New Home Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Corey Crosby, Ryan Crosby, Shawn Crosby, J.T. Crosby, Matt Bennett and Blake Hall.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Joseph E. Stroud
A graveside service for Joseph Edward Stroud was held Friday afternoon at Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. Grady Crawford officiating.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.