Cheryl Miller
Cheryl Miller, 68, of Waycross, passed away Saturday (March 5, 2016) from congestive heart failure in her home.
She was born at home in Burlington, Vt., Oct. 8, 1947 to Evangeline Flannery Morse. She was reared by her grandparents, Thomas Joseph Flannery and Eva Burnham Flannery, until 1952, and then was raised by her mother, Evangeline Flannery Morse and Hugh S. Morse, who she knew as her step-father.
The early years of her life as a child, she traveled and lived in various places, because she was in a military family.
As a young woman, she would return to the United States.  She attended Waterbury High School, where she met good friends who became her family for life, Eli and Sheila Laroche. They were friends for more than 50 years.
She worked and received her G.E.D. and attended The Community College of Vermont, volunteered her time as Sunday School teacher, worked in the Richford Elementary School as a teacher aid, worked at the Northland Hockey Stick Factory in the early 1980s, volunteered her time as a Girl Scout leader, she delivered the Franklin County Courier newspaper for the Richford (Vt.) community, worked the odd jobs to shovel snow for the Aimee Funeral Home in Richford and then worked at the nursing home,as caregiver and PCA in Enosburgh, Vt.
She lived in Georgia for 20 years and worked for Winn-Dixie, Wal-Mart, Shoneys, B&M Wood Products and Brockway in Homerville. She volunteered her time at Bethesda Recovery and was a member of the Beloved Church on E. Washington Avenue.  While in Waycross, she lived with Linda Stanhope and her family.
She is survived by her daughter, Penny Wood (husband Randy), of Milton, Vt., their children, Abbey Wood (significant other, Tim Weston), Ashley Wood; and a great-granddaughter, Myra Wood; daughter, Sara Cota (husband Robert), of Newport, Vt., and their children Kayla Mercier (husband Noah), Kyle, Keith, and two great-grandchildren, Jaden and Kash; son,  David Shover and his two daughters, Hilary and Krista; daughter, Brandy Miller and her children Jade, Jimmy, Raven and Jamin; son, Joseph Stanhope Sr. and his children, Joseph Stanhope Jr., and Gabriella Stanhope; sister, Susan Paquette and brother-in-law, Wayne, of Burlington, Vt.; her nieces Heather and Corina; and her great-nieces and great-nephews.
“R.I.P., Mom, sister, friend,” her family says, “Good night, my friend, we all love you and miss you, and GOD SPEED until we meet again.”
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 15, at The Beloved Church on 105 E. Washington Ave.
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Freddie M. Bowdry Jr.
Freddie M. Bowdry Jr. passed away suddenly on Sunday (March 6, 2016).
He was a loved husband, son, brother and friend.
Family and friends will be received at 815/817 Lee Ave., Waycross.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway.

Thomas C. Savage Jr.
Thomas Clifton Savage Jr., 68, died Saturday evening (March 5, 2016) at Southeast Georgia Health Systems in Brunswick after an extended illness.
He was born in Miami, Fla., but he retired in 1992 due to health reasons and moved to Waycross. He was formerly employed in the restaurant industry as a maitre d’ and was a former member of Winona Park United Methodist Church. He also attended the University of Georgia.
He was the son of the late Thomas Clifton Savage Sr. and Zulene Hadden Savage.
Survivors include four siblings, Fred Savage (Catherine), of Southbury, Conn., Sally S. Hoy, of Inverness, Fla., Patsy S. Hersey (Albert), of Waycross, and Deborah S. Witt (Steve), of Kennesaw; four nieces; and three nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greenlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Patsy Hardrick Lee
Patsy Hardrick Lee, 72, of Alma, passed away suddenly Saturday, (March 5, 2016) at Twin Oaks Nursing Home after an extended illness.
She was the daughter of the late Alton Hardrick and Cleo Cothern Hardrick and was also preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Lowell C. Lee, and a brother in law, Earnest Wilson.
She was a member of Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son Peter Marshall Lee, a daughter, Debra Lee Sears (Bobby Hue), three grandchildren, Hanna and Haven Sears and Ashley Lee, of Nicholls, and a sister, Doris Hardrick Wilson, of Jacksonville, Fla.
A funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Delk, the Rev. Mike Lee, the Rev. Monroe Gill, the Rev. Ronnie Foster and Jerald Douglas officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will be receiving friends at Lee’s Chapel Church from 12 p.m. until the time of the funeral.
Active pallbearers will be; Brian Turner, Jason and Mikey Lee, Ethan Benton, Adam Garcia, David Geraldo, Scott Wilcox and Ben Dyal.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Clay Carter, Dr. Glenn Moore and the Staff of Twin Oaks Nursing.
Crosby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wayne M. Chesser
NAHUNTA — Wayne Marshall Chesser, 67, of Nahunta, passed away Sunday morning (March 6, 2016) at his residence following an extended illness.
Born in Screven, his parents were Fred James Chesser and Pearlie Mae Jacobs Chesser. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Infant Chesser, Charlie Chesser and Morris Chesser; and three sisters, Lottie Jeanette Chesser, Marian Jewel Chesser and Katherine Chesser.
He loved horses, spending time with his grandkids and being with his family. He served in the United States Army and was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his two daughters and a son-in-law, Amanda and Josh Ammons, of Hoboken, and Stephania Horne, of Nahunta; six grandchildren, Jonathon Ammons, Jacob Ammons, Jeremy Ammons, Kaela Horne, Skyler Horne, Grayson Horne; three brothers and sisters-in-law, James Chesser, Roger and Kathy Chesser, both of Nahunta, and Marvin and Claudine Chesser, of Ludowici; five sisters and a brother-in-law Lucy Dowling, of Alma, Kathleen Ashburn, of Callahan, Fla., Betty Sage, Carolyn and Joe Shepler, and Ramona Moody, all of Nahunta; a special friend, Phyllis May, of Brunswick; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A visitation will be held Thursday starting at 6 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Frye Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Hendrix and the Rev. Leon Wilson officiating.
Pallbearers will be Browning Raulerson, Bart Moody, Chad Chesser, Scott Chesser, Ashton Chesser, Mitchell Dowling, Jamie Chesser and Robert Womble.
Honorary pallbearers will be, Bradley and Darcel Rowell, Charles Crosby, Betty Carr, Edward White, Kyle Chesser and Bradley Rowell, Jr.
Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Edgar Aubrey Sapp
Edgar Aubrey Sapp, 87, of Waycross, died Monday morning (March 7, 2016) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House after an extended illness.
He was born in Ware County to the late Tillman Sapp and Cora Bell Hall Sapp. He had made Brantley and Ware County his home for all of his life.
He worked as a car inspector for CSX Railroad for 39 years before retiring in the late 1980s. He was a member of Deenwood Baptist Church and had most recently been attending Hebardville Baptist Church.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, he served our country at the very end of World War II.  He was an avid camper who loved taking trips camping in the mountains.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Williams.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Evelyn Sapp, of Waycross; four sons, W.E. Sapp (wife, Vicky), of Vada, Ronnie Miles, of Waycross, Randy Miles (wife, Sandra), of Brantley County, Dinky Miles (wife, Bitsy) of Brantley County; three grandchildren, Jessica Miles,of Waycross, Sophia Miles, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Stephen Miles, of Waycross; numerous other grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister, Doris Thomas, of Blackshear; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
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Julie Irene Mobley
Julie Irene Johnson Mulkey Mobley, 87, of Patterson, passed away early Sunday morning (March 6, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following an illness.
Born in Pierce County on Feb. 25, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Hansford and Irma Winn Johnson; and Eula Manning Johnson.
She loved to cook and work in the garden and will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother who loved life and people. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two husbands, Ben Mulkey and Earlish Mobley; a sister, Mildred Davis; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Earl Johnson (wife Elouise) and Ray Johnson; and three sons, Larry Mulkey, Jerry Mulkey and Jim Mulkey.
Survivors include four daughters, Phyllis Herrin (Newbern), of Patterson, Faye Sims, of Owensboro, Ky., Jackey Chapman (Preston Arrowood), of Tallapoosa, and Robin Thigpen (Sammy), of Blackshear; two sons, Robert Mulkey, of Blackshear, and Tom Mulkey (Fannie), of Patterson; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; six brothers, Alvin Johnson (Betty), Ephraim Johnson (Marie), Harry Johnson, all of Patterson, Clyde Johnson (Brenda), of Blackshear, Carl Johnson, of Kingsland, and Lee Johnson (MaryAnn), of San Antonio, Texas; four sisters, Linnie Arpen (Ronald), of Jacksonville, Fla., Louise Register (Gene), of Homerville, Kate Johnson, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Annie Belle Griffis (Sid), of Blackshear; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning at the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Interment will be in the New Home Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o’clock this evening at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc. of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.

John Floyd Goble Sr.
BLACKSHEAR — John Floyd Goble Sr., 69, of Blackshear, passed away Friday afternoon (March 4, 2016) at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., following an illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear.

Thomas M. Norman
BLACKSHEAR — Thomas M. Norman, 46, of Blackshear, passed away early Tuesday morning (March 8, 2016) at the Mayo Clinic in Waycross following an illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear.