Benny L. McBee Sr.
Benny Lavell McBee Sr., 73, died Tuesday morning (May 12, 2015) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House after an extended illness.
He was a native of Pierce County who lived most of his life in Waycross. He was a self-employed contractor who served in the United States Navy.
He was the son of the late Benny Washington McBee and Mary Alice Knight McBee.
Survivors include three children, Benny Lavell McBee Jr., of Vavista, Calif., Christina Lynn Castillo, of Yucaipa, Calif., and Christopher Wade McBee, of Waycross; five grandchildren; one brother, Johnny McBee, of Waycross; two sisters, Audrey Burgeson and Janice Crews; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. today at Music Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

John Henry Rainge
John Henry Rainge, of Ellenwood, passed away quietly Wednesday afternoon (May 6, 2015) after an extended illness with his siblings around his bedside.
He was the 10th of 12 children born to the late Daniel L. Rainge Sr. and the late Martha Fisher Rainge, of Nahunta.
Educated in the Brantley County School System, he was a 1977 graduate of Brantley County High School. After graduation, he left Nahunta and relocated to Atlanta.
He was last employed as a forklift driver for Yellow Freight in Atlanta. He had a reputation of being a very hard worker, sometimes working two fulltime jobs.
The hobbies that brought him the most enjoyment included working on cars, fishing and yard work. The yard work was so fulfilling that he began his own lawn maintenance service as a side job.
Later in life, he joined Sylvester Baptist Church in Ellenwood. He had a heart for serving his fellowman and was active with the ushera ministry, served as a youth mentor and was a Sunday School teacher. A few years ago, he accompanied his pastor, Dr. C.L. May, on a mission trip to Kenya, Africa. He was so moved by the experience that he became even more involved with his church’s activities.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Beverly Jenese Rainge, and one brother, Nathaniel Rainge.
Survivors include one daughter, Catriel Rainge; three grandchildren, Kentrell, Noah and Jacob; five loving and devoted sisters, Shirley Rainge, of Albany, Mary Ruth Thomas, of Killeen, Texas, Barbara Maefield, of Nahunta, Carletha Rainge Bryant, of Waycross, and Dr. Annette Rainge, of Evans; five brothers, Daniel (Annie Mae) Rainge Jr., of Nahunta, Lester (Sarah) Rainge, of Covington, Carlton (Marie) Rainge, of Blackshear, Marshall (Adrienne) Rainge, of Shellman Bluff, and Curtis (Karen) Rainge, of Papillion, Neb.; two uncles, Jimmy Rainge, of Orlando, Fla., and Samuel Fisher, of Miami, Fla.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A memorial celebration will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 1700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Waycross.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.

Harry Marcus Dubose
Harry Marcus Dubose, 75, died Thursday (May 14, 2015) evening at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following a brief illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

James Richard Dixon
James Richard Dixon, 68, of Waycross, died Friday morning (May 15, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

Lola Grace Draffin
A funeral for Lola Grace Thornton Draffin was held Thursday morning at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Franklin Peacock and Christina Lucas-Taylor officiating.
Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Deryl Ammons, Roger Gurganas, Kyle Lee, Richard Taylor, Tommy Ray Thornton, Arthur Tyre, David Tyre and Jack Tyre.
Honorary pallbearer was Matthew Holmes.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Frankie B. Buchanan
A funeral for Frankie Booth Buchanan was held Thursday morning at Victory Methodist Church with the Rev. Dwayne Tanner and the Rev. Jim Dirst officiating.
Burial followed at Victory Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Luke Herndon, Ricky Herndon, Joshua Mills and Micah Mills.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were members of the Victory Women’s Missionary Society.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Bodenhamer
A funeral for Barbara Jean Drawdy Bodenhamer was held Thursday afternoon at Music Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. J. Eric Mathison and Dr. Bill Young officiating.
Burial followed in Oakridge Cemetery in Tifton.
Pallbearers were Bill Bodenhamer, Ed Bodenhamer, Mason Bodenhamer, Andrew Odom, Matthew Odom and Trey Odom.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Foster W. Kimbrell
PATTERSON — The funeral for Foster William Kimbrell, 88, was held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Patterson Baptist Church.
Officiating were the Rev. R.C. James, the Rev. Vernon Westberry and Jerry Kimbrell.
Interment was in the Laura Chapel Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were James Kimbrell, Ronnie Kimbrell, Michael Watson, Robert Kimbrell, Matthew Kimbrell and Nicholaus Howard.
Honorary pallbearers were employees of the Pierce County Nursing Home along with Leon Herrin, Earl Thrift, Dr. Don Waters and Bill and Marcia Swarts.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.