David T. Nelson
A celebration of life service for David Tyrone Nelson, 71, will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Fluker Funeral Home Chapel, 985 Ossie Davis Parkway, with his nephew, Pastor Lance Nelson, of New Beginnings Church, Perth Amboy, N.J., offering words of comfort.
“Tyrone,” as he was affectionately known, was born March 24, 1945 in Waycross to the late Benjamin Nelson and Essie Lee Monroe Nelson. At an early age, he moved to Pert Amboy, N.J. where he received his formal education from the public school system and graduated from high school.
After high school he entered the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged Aug. 22, 1967. He was a disabled veteran whose passion was traveling the United States and other countries.
He departed this life Thursday (May 19, 2016) in Jacksonville, Fla., after a brief illness.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his step-father, Rockwell Maxwell Sr., three siblings, Bennie N. Goodman, Franklin Nelson and Jeannette N. Murray.
Those left to cherish his memory are, a son, David Williams, of Davenport, Fla.; his siblings, Joan Maxwell and Brenda Maxwell, both of Willingboro, N.J., Rockwell Maxwell Jr., of Woodbridge, N.J., Carolyn Maxwell and Audrey Maxwell, both of Perth Amboy, N.J., and Velma R. Richardson (Ralph), of Summerset, N.J.; special nephew and niece, Pastor Lance Nelson and Minster Felicia Nelson, of Perth Amboy, N.J.; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be held at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville with military honors.
Arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.
Joseph Donald Sapp
Joseph Donald Sapp, 86, of Waycross died Sunday morning (May 22, 2016) at Baptist Village Nursing Home after an extended illness.
He was born on Billy’s Island to the late Hoke Smith and Goldie Altman Sapp and lived all his life in Waycross except for the time he served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War.
He owned and operated the old Gulf Station on Albany Avenue and was a past member of Indian Mound Baptist Church. He held a current membership at Mars Hill Primitive Baptist Church. He was a member of the Ware County Saddle Club where he loved to raise and train horses, but in his spare time he loved to watch NASCAR.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Etheline Kinnon Sapp, two sisters, Juanita Dixon and Mary Alice Sapp, two brothers, Omer “Buddy” Sapp and Barney Sapp.
He is survived by a wife, Carolyn Dixon Sapp, of Waycross; a son, Donald Lewis Sapp (Edna), of Brunswick; three daughters, Cindy Conley (Randy), of Waycross, Katherine Darlene Hickox (Bill), of Waresboro, Maxine James (Carl), of Manor; a special niece, Shirley Murray (John), of Blackshear; a special family friend, Sue Dowling; seven grandchildren, Pamela Thomas (Michael), Mandy Thrift (Justin), Donna Gail Cox (Timmy), John Washington “J.W.” Conley (Jenni), Rebecca Jolene James, Joseph William James and Nancy Leigh James; six great-grandchildren, Emma Thomas, Luke Thomas, Pate Thomas, Hayden Cox, Trinity Conley, Evie Conley; three sisters, Waunell Hickox (Reavis), of Hoboken, Joyce Faulk (Kenny), of Blackshear, Jean Griner (David), of Blackshear; a brother, D.R. Sapp (Linda), of Blackshear; two sisters-in-law, Waunell Sapp, and Donnie Jean Sapp; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Tuesday at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m.
The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service.
Burial will follow in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Shirley Kimbrell, 87, died Monday morning (May 23, 2016) at St. Vincent’s Medical Center following a short illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.