Rosetta W. Kitchen
A homegoing celebration for Rosetta Wesley Kitchen will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Church of Christ Written In Heaven, 617 Blackwell St., Waycross.
Bishop John A. Moss, pastor, will officiate. Burial will take place Monday, at Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, Fla.
The body will lie in repose in the church from 11 a.m. until the service hour.
The family will receive friends at the funeral Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. and at the family residence outside of visitation hours.
The funeral cortege will assemble at the family residence, 1502 Walter St., Saturday at 12:15 p.m.
She was born Sept. 30, 1928, in Telmore, daughter of the late Ernest and Dora Mote-Wesley. She attended public school in Telmore. She worked as a CNA at Baptist Village and Ware Manor Nursing Home. She also worked at the laundry mat and movie theatre.
She was a member of Church of Christ Written In Heaven in Telmore under Bishop Ernest Wesley Jr.
She departed this life Sunday (March 1, 2015) after a brief illness.
She leaves loving memories with her husband of more than 60 years, John H. Kitchen Sr.; seven children, Harry (Mary), John (Cheryl), Ramon (Linda) Kitchen, all of Waycross, Rose Kitchen, of Jacksonville, Fla., Shirley Rogers, of Philadelphia, Pa., Mildred Miles (Terry) and Deborah Johnson (Gil), each of Waycross; one brother, Ernest Wesley Jr.; and one aunt, Agnes Miller;five kids she reared, Karen Hayes (Victor), Camille Wesley, Mike and Mikaela Hayes, and Anthony Kitchen, of Las Vegas, Nev.; a legacy of more than 200 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Sympathy may be expressed at
Professional services are entrusted to Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.

Tommy F. Fitchett Sr.
Tommie Floyd Fitchett Sr., age 67, of Blackshear, died Sunday afternoon (March 1, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following a short illness.
Born June 30, 1947, he was a son of the late Homer Morris and Gertrude Severa Hester Fitchett. He lived most of his life in Waycross before moving to Pierce County in 2001. He was retired as a journeyman electrician and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Fitchett, and a sister, Mary Fitchett.
Survivors include his wife, Alma Fitchett, of Blackshear; four children, Tommie Fitchett Jr. (wife, Tammy), of Waycross, Tammy Crosby (husband, Calvin Williams), of Millwood, James Fitchett, of Waycross, and Elizabeth Spivey (husband, Tony), of Waycross; six grandchildren, Tori Fitchett, Trista Fitchett, Thomas James Fitchett, Brian Ridley, Caileigh Crosby and Hailey Spivey; and his brothers and sisters, Steve Fitchett, of Tennessee, Pat Gilliard (husband, Tommy), of Folkston, Sheila Garland (husband, Erwin), of Homeland, Richard Fitchett (wife, Tammy), of St. George, and Geneva Batten, of Dixie Union; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held Saturday from 1 until 3 p.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home.
Memorialization is by cremation.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

William W. Knox
William Warren Knox, 86, of Blackshear, died Tuesday afternoon (March 3, 2015) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House following an extended illness.
Born April 30, 1928, he was a son of the late William Barney and Ethel Irene Cleveland Knox. He was born and raised in Blackshear, where he graduated from Blackshear High School in 1946. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy, where he served in World War II and the Korean War. During his time of service, he moved to Norfolk, Va., where he lived for 41 years. While there, he was the Pier Superintendent for Norfolk International Terminals (NIT). He then moved to Rosemead, N.C. for 19 years before moving back home to Blackshear in 2011.
He was a member of Larchmont Methodist Church in Norfolk, Va., and then moved his membership to Mars Hill Baptist Church in North Carolina. Upon moving to Blackshear, he became a member of First United Methodist of Blackshear.
He was a member of the Silver Slippers at Anytime Fitness.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Ruby Alene Howard Knox, and two sisters, Nancy Carol Ferguson and Mary K. Bizzell.
Survivors include his son, Keith Knox, of Ocracoke Island, N.C.; two sisters, Martha Newsome (husband, Spence), of Blackshear, and Ruth Ann Miles, of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Charles Robert Knox (wife, Lila) and John G. Knox, both of Blackshear; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A graveside memorial service will take place Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at the Blackshear City Cemetery.
Memorialization is by cremation.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501, or Blackshear First United Methodist Church, 225 Church St., Blackshear, Ga. 31516.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

Wilma S. Summerall
Wilma Sweat Summerall, 93, died Tuesday afternoon (March 3, 2015) at Satilla Care Center following an extended illness.
She was a native and life-long resident of Ware County. She was the wife of the late Charles W. “C.W.” Sweat, and one of 13 children born to Joseph Atwell Sweat and Mary Jane Jordan Sweat. She was also preceded in death by siblings, Otis Sweat Sr., Alvin Sweat, Brantley Sweat, Norman Sweat, Horace Sweat, Joseph Sweat, Rosalee Sanders, Betty Youmans, Annie Thornton and Wannie Taylor.
She was a graduate of Wacona High School and a member of Ware Terrace Baptist Church. She loved working in her rose gardens and watching birds. She will be remembered as one that was always there to lend a helping hand to family and friends and also was very involved in helping raise her nieces and nephews.
Survivors include two sisters, Jeanette Brown, of Waycross, and Mary Agnes Rose, of Tifton; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. today in Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call on the family at the home of Jeanette Brown, 119 Hebard St., Waycross.
Sympathy can be expressed by signing the online registry at
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elmon Lester Courson
Elmon Lester Courson, 84, of Waycross, passed away early Wednesday morning (March 4, 2015) at his residence following a sudden illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.

Edna ‘Vann’ C. Storey
Edna Lavan “Vann” Carter Storey, 74, died Tuesday afternoon (March 3, 2015) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House following an extended illness.
She was born in Lakeland, but resided in the Waycross area most of her life. She was a homemaker and member of New Beginnings Holy Ghost Tabernacle.
She was a daughter of the late Seaborn Bailey, Inez Dampier Bailey and Elouise Guess Bailey. She was married to the late Carey Storey. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Sims Bailey, Bill Bailey and Earl “Bud” Bailey, and three sisters, Flora Mae Brogden, Evelyn Barber and Faye Murray.
She is survived by four children, Dennis Carter, of Blackshear, Darrell Carter (wife, Brenda), of Waycross, Alana McCarty, of Nahunta, and Patricia Tanner (husband, Derrick), of Pearson; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer Tompkins, Elvin Tompkins, Marie Barrett, Brittany Fredericks, Kellyn Williams (husband, Dustin), Brock Fredericks (wife, Christy), Amber McMillan (husband, Robbie), Kaylie Nelson, Ryan McCarty (wife, Annie), Randall McCarty Jr. (wife, Angel) and Russell McCarty (wife, Tabatha); several great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dona “Doodle” Shiver (husband, Coil), Mary Mixon (husband, J.D.), Barbara Moore (husband, Tim); four brothers, Johnny Bailey (wife, Elaine), Buster Bailey (wife, Marsha), Ronald Bailey (wife, Lynn), and Bruce Bailey (wife, Lisa); two sisters-in-law, Helen Bailey and Carolyn Bailey; three brothers-in-law, Julius Brogdon, Bobby Barber and Troy Murray; special niece, Angie Murray; special nephew, Daniel Murray; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening at the funeral home from 6 until 8 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at