J. Curtis King
J. Curtis King, 87, died Sunday evening (May 8, 2016) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House after an extended illness.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of Haywood Baptist Church. After 37 years of service, he retired from Scapa Dryers as a mechanic.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Dewey King and Flossie Mae Bennett King, one sister, Nell Ree Beauregard, two brothers, Howard King (late wife, Iva) and Glen King, and a granddaughter, Sarah King.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice Sears King, of Dixie Union; three daughters, Janice King and Tammie K. Allen, both of Dixie Union, and JoAnn Whidby (Gary), of Conyers; one son, Harold King (Judy), of Covington; three sisters, Cassie Taylor, of Baxley, Annette Gorley (Eddie), of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Betty Joe Wright, of Douglas; four brothers, George King, of Jacksonville, Fla., J.W. King (Shirley), of Dixie Union, Sammy King (Joyce), of Fitzgerald, and Lester King (Linda), of Dixie Union; two grandchildren, James C. Allen (Lizzy), of Waycross, and Joey Allen, of Dixie Union; three great-grandchildren, Corbin, Calista and Zeke Allen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Hephzibah Cemetery in Dixie Union.
The family will receive friends 1 until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Satilla Hospice House, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Becky Meeks House
Becky Meeks House, 47, of Villa Rica, passed away Sunday (May 8, 2016).
She was born Dec. 19, 1968, in Valdosta, the daughter of Stanton Meeks Jr. and Mrs. Donna Pierce Meeks. She worked for Villa Rica Elementary School for 12 years as a paraprofessional.
She loved teaching children, going to the mountains, the beach, gardening, riding the Harley with her husband and was an avid Bon Jovi fan. Most of all she loved her family and was always smiling.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne House, of Villa Rica; daughter, Caroline Sutton (fiancé, Josh Edwards), of Atlanta; son, Conner Sutton, of Kennesaw; step-daughters and son-in-law, Lydia and Gary O’Neal, of Bremen, Abbey House, of Bremen; father and mother, Stanton and Donna Meeks, of Waycross; brother and sister-in-law, Derrick and Marla Meeks, of Mershon; grandson, Dallas O’Neal; several extended family members and two special dogs, Sophie and Sammie.
The family will receive friends at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home in Villa Rica, today from 1 until 3 p.m.
The funeral will be conducted today at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home with Harry House officiating.
Interment will follow at Meadowbrook Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, Conn. 06851.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com
Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services of Villa Rica is serving the family.

Lucy Mae Goodman
The funeral for Lucy Mae “Sue” Goodman, 82, was held Thursday, April 28, at Fourth Mt. Olive Church, Yeomans Street, Blackshear, with Pastor Morris Pate delivering words of comfort.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Satilla Hospice House, 811 Beacon St., Waycross, in memory of Lucy Goodman, or to the Scholastic Fund for Eboni Jackson (her granddaughter), 115 Park Meadows Drive. The check should be made payable to Path to College. The address is Path to College, 529 Plan, P.O. Box 55924, acct. no. 1705452, Memo 1409, Boston, Mass. 02205-5924.
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death neither sorrow, nor crying. Neither shall there be any more pain …” (Revelations 2:4)
In his infinite wisdom, GOD our Father, who is never late and always on time, has called one of his angels, a woman of magnificent faith, Lucy Mae “Sue” Goodman, to her eternal reward on Wednesday (April 20, 2016). She was the third child of four and the second daughter of the late Gussie Mae (Pate) Turner and Wesley Turner. She was born Nov. 23, 1933.
She received her early education in the Ware County school system where she also attended Center High School in Waycross. She later moved to Lee Street High School in Blackshear.
At an early age, she gave her life to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was a faithful and dedicated member of Fourth Mount Olive Church serving in the choir for more than 50 years.
She was the oldest member of the church and was also one of God’s faithful prayer warriors. Besides her daughter and granddaughter, her greatest joys were praying and singing. She always said the Bible says, “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord” and “that everything that hath breath should praise the Lord.” Up until her last breath, she was praising the Lord.
On Oct. 16, 1964, she married the late Alvin “Blake” Goodman. Two years later, from that union, on Oct. 16, their blessed gift, one daughter, Sandra Valencia was born.
She retired from Swisher International Inc. in Jacksonville, Fla., with more than 40 years of service where she also became known as a company celebrity singing “giant.” In fact, many said she should have been paid royalties for her entertaining performances. After retiring, she became a caretaker and retired from that position in September 2015. One of her life’s passions was visiting the sick and shut-in, and sharing her love for the Lord.
She regularly attended Bible study at Fourth Mount Olive, Greater St. James AME and Scott Chapel United Methodist churches and greatly enjoyed fellowshipping with the bible study members, family and friends.
She became a pillar of her community and was a very mild, meek, humble and God-fearing woman. Many family members, friends and acquaintances were joyfully blessed over the years by enjoying her signature dishes of sweet potato pies, macaroni and cheese and potato salad, and her rendition of the “Happy Birthday” song which was an endearing treat that brought many precious laughs, smiles and lasting memories.
She was preceded in death by her parents Wesley and Gussie Mae Turner, eldest brother, Jeremiah Keaton, and ex-husband, Alvin “Blake” Goodman.
She leaves to cherish her memories the absolute greatest joys of her life — one precious daughter, Sandra Jackson, of Lawrenceville, and granddaughter, apple of her eye, Eboni Jackson, Winona State University, Winona, Minn.; devoted sister, Katie Hall, Elizabeth, N.J.; loving brother, Tommy (Mamie — more like a sister) Turner, Blackshear; special nephew, Stacey (Patricia) Hall, Plainfield, N.J.; god-daughter, Jacqueline (Isaac) Moses, Blackshear; former son-in-law, David Jackson, Savannah; caregiver, Sandra Lawton, Blackshear; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and extended family and loving friends.
Arrangements were entrusted to Rainge Memorial Chapel, Inc.

James ‘Jimmy’ Burke
James “Jimmy” Burke, 68, died Saturday (May 7, 2016) at his residence.
Friends are being received at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Denise and Charles Johnson, 633 Owens St.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.

Charles C. Pruet
Charles C. “Charlie” Pruet, 52, of Hull, Ga., died Saturday (May 7, 2016) at Athens Regional Health Systems.
He was born in Waycross to George Frank Pruet and Mary Winn Harley Pruet. He was a 1982 graduate of Waycross High School and a proud member of the Bulldogs 1981 State Championship Football Team.
After high school he attended the University of Georgia and has lived in the Athens area since. He first worked for Geo Hydro Construction Company where he was sent to Baxley to do much of the leveling work for Georgia Power’s Plant Hatch. Most recently he was a laboratory technician for Novavive Pharmaceuticals, an animal pharmaceutical testing lab.
In Athens, he was the drummer for the popular band Allgood. When he wasn’t playing in the band or working, he loved grilling and fishing. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Waycross.
He was preceded in death by his father, G. Frank Pruet, and his sister, Louise Pruet.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Winn Pruet, of Waycross; a sister, Peggy Stovall (Sam), of Waycross; a brother, Frank Pruet (Eric), of Atlanta; his fiancée, Greta Bettis, of Hull; a niece, Amy Barrington Bryant (Brent), of Cordele; a nephew, Bo Barrington (Angelyn), of Vero Beach, Fla.; an uncle, Jim Harley (Ann), of Waycross; three aunts, Gayle Everett, of Waycross, Louise Liedke (Fred), of Northford, Conn., Lisa Durrence, of Waycross; his precious dog, Luckie; and numerous other relatives.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Okefenokee Humane Society, 1501 Blackwell St., Waycross, Ga. 31501, or to First United Methodist Church, 410 Williams St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com

Jessie Mae Welch
Jessie Mae Welch, 93, died Sunday evening (May 8, 2016) at her residence following a short illness.
She was a native and life-long resident of Ware County. She and her husband, Ralph J. Welch, celebrated 68 years of marriage before his death Sept. 27, 2014.
As a young lady, she worked as a waitress at the Green Frog Restaurant, and it was during this time that she met her husband.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, Newton Beverly Sr. and Ida Mae Pittman Beverly, her sisters, Ruby, Carrie, Annie and Minor, her brothers, Junior Newton, J.D. and Johnson.
She was a devoted and excellent wife, mother and grandmother. For many years it was a family tradition that she prepared Friday lunch for all of her family. She and her husband loved spending time and fishing at Crescent Lake in Florida.
She was a long-time member of Crawford Street Baptist Church, the Fidelis Sunday School Class and the church choir. She was a former seamstress with Waycross Sportswear and also secretary of R.J. Welch and Son.
Survivors include two sons, Lewis J. Welch (wife, Sue), and Kenny R. Welch (wife, Susan), of Waycross; three grandchildren, Richard Welch (wife, Megan), of Valdosta, Walker Welch (wife, Heidi), of Douglas, and Paul Welch (wife, Katie), of St. Augustine, Fla.; five great-grandchildren, Carter Welch, Rhett Welch, Kole Welch, Parker Welch, Lyla Welch and Rhys Welch; her caregiver, Alyscia Maxwell, of Waycross; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to Crawford Street Baptist Church, 204 South Crawford St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Crawford Street Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 this evening at Music Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Billy Reynolds
A funeral for William A. “Billy” Reynolds was held Saturday afternoon at Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Alphonzo James officiating.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Billy H. Jacobs
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Billy Henry “Bimbo” Jacobs, 62, was held Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. Keith Lloyd.
Interment was in the Shiloh Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were B.J. Warren, Maurice Strickland, Ethan Buchanan, Clint Waters, Cody Raulerson and Bruce Thomas.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.