Audrey H. Houston
Audrey Henderson Houston, 89, of Waycross, died peacefully Tuesday morning (May 17, 2016) after declining health at Baptist Village.
She was born in Douglas Sept. 25, 1926 to the late William Jasper and Myrtle Elizabeth West Henderson. She lived in Waycross for most of her life where she worked as a legal secretary for Attorney Leon Wilson. Her last job was as manager of the gift shop at Satilla Regional Medical Center.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Judge Arlen Francis Houston, one brother, Harold Henderson, and two sisters, Beverly Henderson Williams and Patsy Henderson Sikes.
Survivors include three children, Cheryl Shoemaker Williams (husband, Robert), of Blackshear, Jan Shoemaker Jenevein (husband, Gary), of New Orleans, La., and Scott Rozier (wife, Missy), of Waycross; eight grandchildren, Keith Hendry (wife, Shea), of Blackshear, Tracy Hendry (wife, Rebecca), of Gilbert, Ariz., Brian Hendry, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Mack Williams, of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mandy Williams, of Waycross, Treasure Rozier Smith (husband, Gabe), of Jacksonville, N.C., Jeanne Baldini (husband, Rickie), of New Orleans, La., and Joanna O’Neill (husband, Geoff), of Atlanta; eight great-grandchildren, Camille Hendry, Zoie Hendry, Hope Hendry, Preston Hendry, Jaxson Douberly, Stefani Baldini, Savannah O’Neill and Samantha O’Neill; two brothers, Roy Henderson (wife, Rosemary), of Thomasville, and Lloyd Henderson (wife, Judy), of Fleming Island, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home and also on Friday from 1 until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Blackshear, Building Fund, 670 Main St., Blackshear, Ga. 31516 or Trinity United Methodist Church, 1005 Church St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.
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Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Fonida Hutto Thomas
Fonida Hutto Thomas, 94, died Tuesday morning (May 17, 2016) at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston, following a short illness.
She was born to the late Iake and Iona Hutto on May 23, 1921 in Appling County. She was a resident of Thomaston for the past 15 years, but prior to living in Thomaston, she resided in Waycross where she owned and operated Fonida’s Beauty Shop for more than 30 years.
She remained a member of Winona Park United Methodist Church all of these years, where she and her husband, T.F. Thomas Jr., were married.
She was preceded in death by her husband, T.F. Thomas Jr., in 1980, and her son, Ljubie Terriell Thomas, in 2016.
She is survived by her daughter, Wanda T. Moore, of Ellaville; her daughter-in-law, Linda B. Thomas, of Thomaston; two grandchildren, Kricket M. Barineau (husband, Greg), of Ellaville, and Niki T. Adams, of Thomaston; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Quinton Hutto, of Vidalia, and Al Hutto, of Waycross; numerous nieces and nephews, all whom will always love her dearly.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday afternoon at the funeral home from 1 until 2 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Emmie Altman Pittman
Emmie Altman Pittman, 86, of Hoboken, died Monday afternoon (May 16, 2016) at her residence after an extended illness.
She was born in Hoboken to the late Riley Altman and Mary Jane Griffin Altman. She made Hoboken her home for her entire life. She was a dedicated housewife who loved to cook and work with her flowers in her garden.
She loved animals, especially her dogs. More than anything, she loved her family and any time she was able to spend with them. She was a member of Grace Community Church of God in Hoboken where she taught Sunday school for many years.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe B. Pittman, a granddaughter, Annette Roberts Bell, and her brothers and sisters, Irene Merritt, Harley Altman, Silas Altman, Noah Altman, Robert Altman, Rosa Mae Griffin, Nora Bell Wilson, Magdeline Altman and infant twins.
She is survived by five children, Anna Sue Roberts (husband, Alvin), of Blackshear, Robert Pittman (wife, Betty), of Hoboken, J.R. Pittman (wife, Margaret), of Hoboken, Jerry Pittman (wife, Janice), of Hoboken, Rena Fay Martin (husband, Billy Ray), of Hoboken; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Gennie Altman, of Woodbine, Evelyn Lynn, of Hoboken, Gerella Henderson (husband, Huey), of Manor; her beloved dog, Toby; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Grace Community Church of God in Hoboken.
Burial will follow in Hoboken City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
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Lenton Roberson
OFFERMAN — Lenton “Sonny” Roberson, 83, of Offerman, passed away early Tuesday morning (May 17, 2016) at his residence following a lengthy illness.
Born in Offerman March 27, 1933, he lived in Pierce County all of his life. He was a retired welder and mechanic with GATX. He also did mechanical work in his spare time. He loved to farm and enjoyed camping.
He was a member of Offerman Baptist Church where he was in the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class.
He was a son of the late Sonny Milton and Arabell Aspinwall Roberson. He was also preceded in death by a grandchild, Kevin Myles Roberson Jr., two sisters, Cora Pierce and Eulice Parker, and all five of his brothers, Jim Roberson, Lester “Sink” Roberson, Russell Roberson, Oliver Roberson and Alvin Roberson.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Betty Jo Johnson Roberson, of Offerman; two daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and Tony Maria, of Jacksonville, and Felicia and Lanier Walker, of Offerman; three sons, Dwayne Roberson, Kevin Roberson and Kyle Roberson, all of Offerman; three sisters, Elsie Dennison, of Screven, Bertie (Harvey Lee) Davis, of Jesup, and Willadean Ball, of Waycross; two grandchildren, Adam (Lori Shae) Walker and Tyler Walker; a great-grandchild, Jasper Walker; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock at Offerman Baptist Church.
Interment will be in the Offerman Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501 or to Offerman Baptist Church, 7225 Highway 84, Patterson, Ga. 31557.
The family kindly requests deacons of Offerman Baptist Church and members of the Men’s Adult Sunday School Class to serve as honorary pallbearers and are asked to meet at the church by 10:30 Friday morning.
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Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Ted W. Lewis Sr.
A celebration of life service for Ted William Lewis Sr., 71, of Wartrace, Tenn. will be at 6 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with Brother Jeff Rasnick officiating.
He passed from this life Sunday (May 15, 2016) at his home surrounded by his family.
Born Dec. 16, 1944 in Hazlehurst, he was the son of the late A.C. Lewis Jr. and the late Sarepta Annie Stone Lewis.
Among many things, he was a retiree of CSX as a railroad machinist, farmer, counselor, writer, small business owner, missionary, board member of Women of Grace, founder of Celebration of Life Ministries, member of the Walking Horse Owners Association, life member of TWHBEA, founding board member of the Yonkofa Project and member of First Baptist Church.
He was the patriarch of his family, a loving husband and father, a good friend and greatest of all, he was “Papa.”
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Ann Morris Lewis; children, Ted W. Lewis Jr., of Georgia, Jessica (Warren) Stinson Wells, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Emily Stinson, of Shelbyville, Tenn.; grandson, Walker Jackson Wells; brothers, Jack (Mary Ann) Lewis, of Virginia, Austin Lewis, of Georgia; sisters, Dorothy L. Watkins, of North Carolina, Kathy (Gerald) Rigdon, of Georgia, and Patty (Andrew) Pennington, of Virginia.
Memorial donations may be made to the Ted W. Lewis Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund at Traders Bank, P.O. Box 806, Shelbyville, Tenn. 37160.
A celebration of life will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at Bridgeford Church of God in Hazlehurst.
Doak-Howell Funeral Home, of Shelbyville, is serving the family.
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Sanford M. Woodcock
PATTERSON — Sanford Marlowe Woodcock, 58, of Patterson, passed away Saturday (May 14, 2016) at his residence.
Born in Blackshear, Dec. 30, 1957, he lived in Pierce County all of his life. He was a farmer and loved to fish.
Survivors include his parents, James Ward and Wylene Cason Woodcock, of Patterson; four sisters, Sherry Herrin, of Patterson, Tammy (L.M.) Lane, of Jesup, Alesia Deloach, of Douglas, and Wendy Edwards, of Waycross; three brothers, Anthony Woodcock and Eric Woodcock, both of Patterson, and Greg (Judie) Woodcock, of Brunswick; 10 nieces; five nephews, six great-nieces; seven great-nephews; and several other relatives and friends.
A graveside service was held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon in Mill Creek Cemetery with the Rev. James Lightsey officiating.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.