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 to Thomaston for the past 15 years, but prior to living in Thomaston, resided in Waycross where she owned and operated Fonida’s Beauty Shop opening in 1957. She remained a member of Winona Park United Methodist Church all of these years.
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; and numerous nieces and nephews, all who will always love her dearly.
A funeral will be held at 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.
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Curtis L. Postell Jr.
A celebration of life service for Curtis Lamar Postell Jr., 75, will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Greater Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, 1085 Ossie Davis Parkway, where the Rev. Rochelle McCray is pastor and the Rev. Gerald Copeland will offer words of comfort.
He was born Feb. 16, 1941 in Waycross, to Izola Jenkins Postell and the late Curtis Postell Sr. At an early age, he became a member of Greater Mt. Zion African Methodist Church in Waycross.
He received his formal education from the Waycross Public School System and graduated from Center High School in 1958. He earned the bachelor of science degree in education from Fort Valley State College and completed graduate studies at Georgia Southern College.
He was a longtime residence of Bulloch County where he retired after 32 years as a health and physical education teacher at Willow Hill and Julia P. Bryant schools. He was a member of Stabuc Men’s Civic Club. He enjoyed fishing and photography.
He was a devout member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and a veteran of the United States Army. He spent his retirement years assisting with the family business, watching movies and watching his favorite show “The Walking Dead.”
He departed this life Saturday evening (May 14, 2016) in Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla., after an illness. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death his step-father, Nathaniel “Bubby” Cobb Sr., his sister, Juanita Cobb Robinson, and a niece, Avis Lowder Rodriquez.
Those left to cherish his memory include three daughters, Sherri Lynn Myrick, of Jersey City, N.J., Andrea Zenobia Postell, of Ellenwood, and Ashley Olivia Postell, of Jacksonville, Fla.; his mother, Izola Jenkins Cobb, of Waycross; three grandchildren, Amy Nicole Myrick, of Jersey City, N.J., Daijja Myia Zyanne Smith and Derrex Mackenzie Smith, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; four sisters, Carmetia Postell Lowder, of New York, N.Y., Lenay Washington, Patricia Cobb O’Neal (David), both of Waycross, and Vicki Cobb Campbell (Ernest), of Nashville, Tenn.; two adopted sisters, Angellique Cobb and Kristie Cobb-White (James), both of Waycross; a brother, Nathaniel Cobb Jr., of Atlanta; a brother-in-law, Claude “Tech” Robinson, of Waycross; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Friends are being received at the Cobb residence, 1500 Dorris St., and Friday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Fluker Funeral Home, 985 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.
The body will lie in repose at the church Saturday from 2 p.m. to the hour of service.
Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery, Waycross, with military honors.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.

Eliza B. Elvington
A celebration of life service for Mother Eliza Beatrice Lee Elvington, 98, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Greater St. James Freewill Baptist Church, 420 North Mills St., Nicholls, with the church pastor, the Rev. Christopher Taylor, offering words of comfort.
She was born Nov. 16, 1917 in Ware County to the late Thomas J. Lee and Lillie B. Hargrove Lee.
“Ms. B,” as she was affectionately known, accepted Christ as her personal Savior at a young age and was a longtime member of Greater St. James Freewill Baptist Church where she served as the church mother. Her Christian life was as the fragrance of a beautiful rose and her influence will forever live in whatever places she resided.
She was quiet in manner, pleasant toward everyone, always willing to pray for you and willing to give a helping hands to those in need. Her congenial character won a place in the hearts of those privileged to have known her. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She departed this life Monday morning (May 16, 2016) at Satilla Care after an illness. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sibling, Tommie Lee, Albert Lee and Lula Dixon Smiley.
Those left to cherish her memory include a devoted daughter, Teresa Massey, of Waycross; a brother, L.J. Lee, of Nicholls; four grandchildren, Bryan Taylor, Terry Taylor (Sheria), LaShonda Thomasson, all of Waycross, and Shawn Taylor (Keisha), of Orlando, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Friends are being received at her daughter’s residence, Teresa Massey, 1120 Daniel St.
Public visitation will be Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Fluker Funeral Home, 985 Ossie Davis Parkway.
The body will lie in repose at the church from 10 a.m. to the hour of service.
Interment will be in Moore-Lee Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted with Fluker Funeral Home.

William G. Howell Sr.
A funeral for CW5 (Retired) William G. “Bill” Howell Sr. was held Wednesday afternoon at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Stolte officiating.
Burial followed in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Flowers, Jonathan Hayes, Everett Lee, Marty Lee, Rusty Lee, Kody O’Steen, Matt Smart and Robbie Smart.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.