James Carl Jones Jr.
James Carl Jones Jr., 84, of Blackshear died early Tuesday morning (March 5, 2019) at the Satilla Hospice House after an extended illness.
He was born in Charlton County near the Traders Hill Community to the late James Carl Jones Sr. and Martha Agnes Jones.
He was the founder of The Jones Company, Flash Foods, Inc., Walker-Jones Automotive Group and served as PrimeSouth Chairman Emeritus until his death.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Iris Alderman and Lafayne Thomas.
He is survived by his wife, Carole Jones, of Blackshear; three children, Jimmy Jones (wife, Laurie), of Waycross, Patrick Jones (wife, Kara), of Blackshear, Roger Jones, of Waycross; seven grandchildren, Mindy Lee, Brandon Jones (wife, Audrey), Jade Jones, Jenna Jones, Ashley Crews (husband, Eric), Amber Roppe (husband, Steven), and Ansley Jones; 10 great-grandchildren, Llewyn Jones, Ryker Lee, Slade Lee, Logan Lee, Chloe Crews, Isabella Crews, Liam Crews, Cole Roppe, Grey Webb and Alexander Dewitt; a sister, Sylvia Woolard (husband, Clyde), of Glennville; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Blackshear. A private family burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 1 until 3 p.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com

Ricky H. Mattox
Ricky H. Mattox, 64, of Blackshear, passed away Monday afternoon (March 4, 2019) at his residence following a short illness.
Born June 15, 1954 in Alma, he was a son of the late Sands Stanley and Cleo Henderson Mattox. He lived all of his life in Pierce County where he was a 1973 graduate of Blackshear High School. He worked for CSX Railroad, was a security officer at Satilla Regional Medical Center (now Memorial Satilla Health), and was a self-employed bail bondsman. He was a member of Southgate Baptist Church.
He will be remembered as a true comedian, bringing laughter and excitement wherever he was with his jokes and impersonations of local friends and family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tracy “Oats” Mattox, two sisters, Latrelle Judkins and Alice Altman, and his father-in-law, Charles Bowen.
Survivors include his wife, Becki Bowen Mattox, of Blackshear; three sisters, Clovis Simmons (Gene), of Clinton, S.C., Joyce Anderson (Ed), of Smyrna, and Vicki Brigman, of Blackshear; two brothers, Troy Mattox (Sue) and Shelby Mattox (Gail), both of Blackshear; his mother-in-law, Rena Gibbs Bowen, of Blackshear; two sisters-in-law, Jami Bowen and Joli McQuaig (Alton), both of Blackshear; a brother-in-law, Mark Bowen (Teresa), of Blackshear; his daughter, Staci Castro, of Blackshearl and her children, Nicholas Bennett, Gabriel Castro and AnnaLeigh Castro; and many special nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will take place on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on this evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

Laura Lee W. Allen
Laura Lee Wilson Allen, 95, of K-ville, passed away Monday evening (March 4, 2019) at the Hospice House of Hospice Satilla following an extended illness.
Born Jan. 15, 1924 in Wayne County, she was a daughter of the late William Reuben and Minnie Mozell Wilson. She lived all of her life in Appling and Wayne counties where she was a housewife and farmed alongside her husband.
She was a member of Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church where she attended the Sr. Adults Sunday School Class and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Winton Allen, an infant son, two sisters, Annie Rozier and Leeollie Mosley Meeks, and a brother, John Wesley Wilson.
Survivors include her five children, Joan Genell Joyner, of Thomson, James Morris Allen (wife, Kerry), Brunswick, Kathleen Allen Thornton (husband, Jerry), of K’ville, Winifred Allen Williams, of Brunswick, Vickie Kay Metelits (husband, Robby), of Waycross; seven grandchildren, Steve Keene (wife, April), of Thomson, Tony Allen, of Brunswick, Kenny Allen (wife, Martha), of Brunswick, Eric Mizell (wife, Jessica), of Alma, Latreana Williams, of Brunswick, Jessica Dana Mobley (husband, Allen), of Brunswick, and Ashley Thornton, of Blackshear; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church.
Burial will follow in the Liberty Cemetery in Wayne County.
The family will receive friends on Friday at the church one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

Aubrey Dale Yawn
Aubrey Dale Yawn, 61, died Tuesday morning (March 5, 2019) at Waycross Health and Rehabilitation Center after an extended illness.
He was born in McRae, but he lived most of his life in Waycross as a self-employed painter and was a member of Swamp Road Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Maxwell Lewis “Buddy” Yawn.
Survivors include his companion of 30 years, Shirley Crews, of Waycross; one daughter, Amy Yawn, of Blackshear; four grandchildren, Carson O’Berry, Lydia O’Berry, Sarah Rittenhouse and Zach Crews; his mother, Ann Cooper Yawn, of Waycross; two brothers, Steve Yawn (Sandy) and Michael Yawn, both of Waycross; one sister, Tina Scott, of Waycross; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 5 p.m. Friday at Deenwood Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends at the home of Steve and Sandy Yawn, 3175 Swamp Road, Waycross.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com