Minnie Kay Tillery
Minnie Kay (Stirr) Tillery, 51, loving mother, daughter, sister and friend, passed away peacefully at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross on Tuesday (Feb. 19, 2019) due to medical issues, with loving family by her side.
She was born in Ashland, Ky., June 4, 1967 to the late Richard and Haley Stirr, of Catlettsburg, Ky. She was preceded in death by brother and sister-in-law, Hubert and Brenda Justice, of Ashland, Ky.
She is survived by a son, Jacob Watson, of Ravenswood, W.Va.; a sister, Paggia Evans (Larry), of Waycross; brothers, James Justice (Dreama), of Merritt Island, Fla., and Rick Stirr, of Hampton, Va.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hebardville Baptist Church in Waycross.
The service will be officiated by Brother Mark Tardwell.
A graveside service will be held in Kentucky at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association.

James M. Jernigan
James “Jim” Millard Jernigan, 72, of Canton, passed away on Feb. 17, 2019 after a brief illness, endocarditis.
He was surrounded by his family and loved ones.
He was born to parents Jimmy and Jeanette Jernigan on Jan. 17, 1947 in Waycross. He graduated from Ware County High School and then attended South Georgia College in Douglas. Most of his career was spent in retail at JC Penney, Davidson’s and Rich’s.
His love for the outdoors led him to become a landscaper for several years. His greatest love was his service at Westminster Oaks Retirement Home where he enjoyed the companionship of the residents and assisted them with displaying their art on the walls.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Charlotte; his daughters, Jeanne Baldini (Rickie), Joanna O’Neill (Geoff) and Brandie Varasi (Philip Jones); his beloved grandchildren, Jakob, Savannah, Stefani and Samantha; his brothers, Canty Jernigan (Carolyn), Timmy Jernigan (Sherry); and his nieces and nephews Jeff, Callie, Kendall, Matt and Julie.
To have met Jim was to know Jim. He never met a stranger in his entire life. He was known for his love of music, playing guitar and fixing anything that was broken. He was truly a “Jim of all trades.”
He loved tending to his vegetable garden and was known for his famous boiled peanuts. His happy place was spending time with his family and friends while relaxing on Pensacola Beach.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gulf Island National Seashore in Pensacola, Fla.
His family will have a celebration of life ceremony this summer in Pensacola. As Jim would say, “That sounds like a plan!”

Gene Toole Jr.
Lannie Eugene “Gene” Toole Jr., 52, of Waycross, passed away Monday (March 4, 2019) at his residence after a short illness, under the care of Hospice Satilla.
He was born March 24, 1966. A native of Waycross, he lived here all of his life. He was of the Christian faith and attended Westside Assembly of God (New Life) and Waycross First Assembly.
He graduated as an honor student from Ware County High School in 1984. Honors included the Georgia Certificate of Merit and Waycross Lions Club Academic Honor Society. He graduated from Waycross-Ware County Area Vocational Technical School with a diploma in data processing-programmer. He was employed with B&W Enterprises for several years as a computer programmer and technician.
He continued to have a passion for computers, technology and reading books throughout his lifetime. As a teenager he enjoyed riding motorcycles and racing go carts as well as building the engines for them.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lannie Eugene “Gene” Toole Sr., step-father, Tommy Raulerson, maternal grandparents, Lewis and Evelyn Lairsey, paternal grandmother, Georgie Toole.
He is survived by his mother, Margie Toole Raulerson, of Waycross; one brother, Jeffrey Glenn Toole, of Waycross; one sister, Tonia Faye Bradley (husband, Mike), of Jesup; two nephews, Brandon Padgett (wife, Errica), of Jesup, Trenton Padgett (wife, Rachel), of Jesup; two great-nephews, Brody and Graham Padgett; several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Orange
A celebration of life service for Charles Daniel Orange, 74, was held Sunday at Bethany Church in Miami, Fla.
He was the oldest son of the late Daniel Orange. He was born June 22, 1944 in Waycross where he received his formal education from the Waycross Public School system and graduated from Center High School in 1964.
After high school he relocated to Miami, Fla., where he became employed with the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad and then with Amtrak. He retired after 32 years of service.
He departed this life on Sunday (Feb. 17, 2019) in Miami, Fla. after a brief illness.
A graveside committal service will be held Wednesday in Hazzard Hill Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Fer-Rell M. Malone Sr. officiating.
Fluker Funeral Home is serving the Orange family locally.

Ricky Mattox
Ricky Mattox, 64, of Blackshear, died Monday afternoon (March 4, 2019) at his residence following a short illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hart Funeral Home in Blackshear.

Laura Lee Allen
Laura Lee Allen, 95, of Bristol, passed away Monday evening (March 4, 2019) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House following an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hart Funeral Home in Blackshear.

James Carl Jones Jr.
James Carl Jones Jr., 84, of Blackshear, died Tuesday morning (March 5, 2019) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House after an extended illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

Buffie Latrelle Guyton Ellis
Buffie Latrelle Guyton Ellis, 48, of Gainesville, Fla., passed away Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2019), at the North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, Fla.
Born in Blackshear May 21, 1970, she lived in Pierce County most of her life before moving to Gainesville 12 years ago. She was a 1989 graduate of Pierce County High School where she enjoyed playing basketball for the Bears.
After attending high school she attended Okefenokee Technical College where she received a degree in child development. For more than 20 years she was a pre-school teacher. Her love of children enabled her to help raise many of her nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her hobbies were singing, bowling, going shopping, attending gospel concerts and visiting with her family. She attended the Church of God By Faith, in Gainesville, Fla., where Elder Jeremiah Lee is the pastor. She will be remembered as a loving wife, auntie, niece and peacemaker, who was always helping others.
She was the daughter of the late Margaret Dell Primus and Cornelius Guyton. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dewey and Louise Primus and by her aunt, Pastor Bettye Carr.
Left to cherish her loving memories are her husband of 28 years, Henry Lee Ellis, Gainesville, Fla.; two sisters, Yolanda (Jerome) Sankey and Tammy King, both of Atlanta; a brother, Evans (Dee Dee) Primus, Albany; special nieces and nephews that she was like a mother to, Carmen Primus, Baltimore, Md., Lapanja (Joe) James, Tampa, Fla., Sharia Primus, Valdosta, Keauna Smith and Jaleen Smith, both of Atlanta, and Ronald Smith Jr., Albany; uncles, Roswell (Roberta) King, Baxley, and Superintendent Roy (Dr. Katherine) Primus, Atlanta, Timothy (Phillis) Primus, Bishop Willie Carr, Blackshear; aunts, Minister Lula Roberson, Minister Ella (Bishop A.J.) Myles and Shirley Chatters; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 505 Ware St., Blackshear.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Temple Holiness Church, 209 Burroughs St., Blackshear. Elder Jeremiah Lee of the Church of God by Faith in Gainesville, Fla., will deliver words of comfort.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.raingememorialchapelinc.com
Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.