Foster T. Davis Jr.
PEARSON — Foster T. “Den” Davis Jr., 66, of Hiawassee, formerly of Pearson, passed away Thursday (May 21, 2015) in Vidalia following a sudden illness.
A native of Bacon County, he was born July l, l948, son of Foster T. and Rose Martin Davis Sr. He made his home in Pearson for most of his younger years attending grade school and high school. He was a l966 graduate of Atkinson County High School and a graduate of the University of Georgia.
He was a diehard Bulldog fan and enjoyed tailgating and attending the University of Georgia football games. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Pearson.
He worked for 20 years as a salesman for Ruth Berry Pump Company and later worked for a company selling irrigation systems for golf courses. He recently started his own company “Davis Entertainment Network, LLC” specializing in management, promotions, public relations and concert events.
Survivors include his parents, Foster and Rose Martin Davis, of Pearson; a special uncle and aunt, Denny Davis (wife, Linda), of Waycross; several cousins and other relatives.
The funeral was held Sunday at 11 a.m. at Pearson First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Worzella officiating.
Interment followed in Satilla Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Arrangements were with Relihan Funeral Home in Pearson.

Anthony N. Haddad
Anthony Nicholas Haddad, 25, of Blackshear, died May 1, 2015 in Houston, Texas.
Born Dec. 28, 1989 in Houston, Texas, he lived most of his life in Pierce County before moving back to Houston in 2014.
His life was about courage, helping others, loyalty and never holding a grudge. Highly intelligent, he was gifted at many different things, but always remained humble.
His life motto was “family-forever” and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him, for to know him was to love him.
He was preceded in death by a step-brother, T.J. Roberson Jr., maternal grandmother, Jonell Chancey, great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin R. Chancey Sr., and several other close friends and relatives.
Left behind to cherish their memories are his mother, Tina Spaulding Roberson, of Waycross; his father, Tony Haddad, of Colorado; his brother, Mitchell A. Haddad, of Waycross; his half-sister, Oriana Haddad, of Colorado; step-brothers, Joshua Rowell, of Blackshear, and Tyler Roberson, of Waycross; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Haddad, of Houston, Texas; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Spaulding Sr., of Waycross; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and chosen family forever.
A memorial service will take place Thursday (May 28, 2015) at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home in Blackshear.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

Pearl Melton Tatum
Pearl Melton Tatum, 90, died Sunday (May 24, 2015) at her daughter’s residence in Pierce County following an extended illness.
She was a native of Schlatterville but lived most of her life in Ware County. She was married to the late James E. “Jim” Tatum and was preceded in death by her parents, Aaron Madison Melton and Minnie Muriel Pittman Melton, and a daughter, Dian Thrift, five brothers, Fleming Melton, Mitchell Melton, Linzie Melton, Eugene Melton, Cecil Melton, two sisters, Ruby Thrift and Lucille Haynes, and a sister-in-law, Bonnie Melton.
She was retired from United Family Life Insurance Company. She was a member of Bible Heritage Church, the Pythian Sisters, Areme Chapter No. 101 Order of the Eastern Star and the Gideon Auxiliary.
Survivors include a son, James “Bud” Tatum (wife, Linda), of Callahan, Fla.; three daughters, Lynda Bennett (husband, Robert), of Blackshear, Nancy Wright (husband, the late Jack M.), of Waycross, Gloria Hurst (husband, the late Ronnie, and friend Ted Heintz), of Brantley County; her grandchildren, Charlie Thrift (Paula), of Waycross, Julie Peacock (Terry, deceased), of Waycross, Tom Thrift (Keri), of Jamestown, N.D., Jesse Thrift (Alicia), of Waycross, Tate Tatum (Cissy), of Yulee, Fla., Sherry Beverly (Roy), of Waycross, Gene Tatum (Carolyn), of Jacksonville, Fla., Tim Curry, of Jacksonville, Fla., Paul Curry (Heather), of Palm Coast, Fla., Elicia Curry, of Callahan, Fla., Robbie Beahan (Scott), of Blackshear, Bobbie Walker (Shannon), of Blackshear, Jackie Thomas (Chris), of Kingsland, J.M. Wright (Michelle), of Blackshear, Mary Beth Johns (Timmy), of Schlatterville, Ronnie Hurst Jr. (Shannon), of Schlatterville, T.J. Heintz (Rachel), of Louisville, Ky.; 55 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Eugene Melton (wife, Mary), of Kingsland; two sisters, Nell Morgan, of Kingsland, Jeanette Hersey (husband, Curtis), of Waycross; a brother-in-law, Laverne Haynes, of Waycross; and five sisters-in-law, Frances Melton, of Waycross, Geneva Melton, of Brantley County, Juanita Tatum, of Waycross, Mary Melton, of Kingsland, and Lynette Melton, of Waycross.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Youmans Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church Tuesday night from 6 until 9.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Joann McInvale
Shirley JoAnn Carter McInvale, 78, of Folkston, passed away Saturday (May 23, 2015) in Waycross.
She was born June 1, 1936 to the late Arthur Carter and Queen Johns Carter. She was a lifelong resident of Charlton County. She was a member of Racepond Church of God.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis McInvale.
She is survived by her two daughters, Anissa McInvale and Angela (Ralph) McCormick; and two grandsons, Ralph McCormick and David McCormick; and her two beloved puppies, Jax and Angel.
The family will receive friends Tuesday at Shepard Funeral Home in Folkston from 6 until 8 p.m.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Racepond Church of God with the Rev. Andy Hickox and the Rev. Franklin Peacock officiating.
Burial will follow in Racepond Cemetery at Sand Hill Baptist Church.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest register at
Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard Funeral Home.

Jackie Colvin Hall
Jacquelyn Colvin Hall, 81, affectionately known as Jackie or Buddy, by her family, died peacefully at her home Saturday evening (May 24, 2015) in Blackshear after a long illness.
She grew up at Route 5, Jamestown, Waycross. A very devoted wife and mother, her childhood memories were many — helping her father, W.R. Colvin Sr., in the back field with hopes of getting a quarter to go to the movies, trying to gather eggs, scared of those old hens, and all of the good times spent with her brother and sisters.
Then one day the love of her life, J.C. Hall, moved to Waycross to work with the railroad. They married and J.C. was immediately stationed in Thule, Greenland. Now she was married, a senior in high school, outstanding athlete, a beautiful contestant in the Farm Bureau Queen Contest and an “All State” basketball player — waiting for her new husband to return to Waycross.
Upon his return they moved to Duluth, Minn. In Duluth, they were one of the few living in the trailer park that had a TV and many friends would come over almost every night and she would make endless pots of popcorn, which ended up being a family tradition. They headed south to Alexandria, La., and then they were off to Frankfurt, Germany for an experience of a lifetime.
Memories made in Germany were those that could never be surpassed. Here the family increased by one with a son, Chris. Living in Germany was more fun for them than they ever expected, traveling to several countries in one day, learning the language and culture. In 1961 all three were on the SS United States, moving to Warner Robins.
Then, three years later was a road trip to Orlando, Fla. She fell in love with Central Florida. One of first things she did when she moved to Sunny Florida was pick kumquats and make kumquat marmalade. Now she was a Floridian.
They built a house in the Isle of Catalina on beautiful Clear Lake. Here she tried to learn to water ski. This ended up being a disaster, not because of her lack of want but because of her fear of alligators. She saw a gator in the distance, fell and never tried again.
She decided to sell Avon driving around in a 1965 light blue Volkswagen, toting her blue Avon case with her co-pilot son, Chris.
Orders then came for J.C. to be sent to DaNang AFB, Vietnam. At this time she was the mother and father for Chris, throwing footballs, baseballs and of course shooting basketball. During his tour, Jackie met J.C. in Honolulu, Hawaii for the honeymoon of a lifetime.
In 1968 the family moved to Grissom AFB, Ind. Here she learned the art of ceramics. She enjoyed her new hobby and decorated the house with many beautiful pieces. It was here where Chris brought bags and bags of crabapples home, she made the best crabapple jelly in the world.
They moved back to Central Florida where she caught and fried fresh fish from the lake and made more marmalade. She was very supportive of Chris in his activities, attending band concerts, track meets and football games.
She became a make-up artist for Max Factor and loved it. She excelled with Max Factor and was flown to South Carolina on one occasion to make up models including one of Charlie’s Angels, Jacquelyn Smith.
J.C. wanted to move to Waycross to become a pecan farmer and this was not her cup of tea. Orlando was where she wanted to live but, my, how things can change. The look on her face when she saw the un-kept, overgrown pecan orchard in Hacklebarney was a priceless Kodak moment. J.C. assured her it had potential. It was here where she would work diligently, day after day in the orchard and decorating the home for her family.
She and J.C. moved to the Okefenokee Country Club after selling the orchard and had many years of family get-togethers and of course popped tons of popcorn.
She was a member of Jamestown United Methodist Church since childhood. She was the daughter of the late W.R. Colvin Sr. and Lucille Altman Colvin. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Cecil Hall, and sisters, Betty Barker, Carol Cockrell and Mary Frances Morgan.
Survivors include one son, Chris Hall (wife, Teresa), of Oviedo, Fla.; two grandchildren, Angela Christine Hall and Christian James Hall; one brother Roy Colvin (wife, Nadine), of Waycross; one sister, Sue Colvin Adams (husband, Tony), of Jasper; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was surrounded by her son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, cherished niece, Debbie Barker Winder (husband, Harry Winder) and loving caregivers, Carrie Owen, Jeanette Parker and Sherry Carter.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 1 until 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Joe Richard Kinnon
Joe Richard Kinnon, 58, died Monday morning (May 25, 2015) at the Hospice Satilla House House following a short illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

Infant Handin Dixon
Infant Handin Asher Dixon died Saturday (May 23, 2015) at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.
The infant is survived by the parents, Austin and Kristi Dixon, of Offerman; a brother, Trent Dixon, of Offerman; grandparents, Alan and Tammy King, of Offerman, Tim and Brenda Wright, of Waycross, and Terry Dixon, St. Simons Island; great-grandparents, Jimmy and Laverne O’Berry, of Offerman, and Maxine King, of Offerman; and several aunts, uncles and other relatives.
A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. today at Offerman Baptist Church Cemetery.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Joyce L. Chastain
Joyce L. Chastain, 84, died Sunday evening (May 24, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

Agnes M. Miller
Agnes Mote Miller, 93, departed this life Saturday morning (May 16, 2015) at Satilla Care Center after an illness.
She was a native of Telmore, the daughter of the late William Mote and Liler Vereen Mote. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David Leon Miller Sr., and a son, David Leon Miller Jr.
Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Miller, of Waycross; three grandchildren, Willette Miller, William R. Miller and Donnie Miller, all of Waycross; and other relatives.
Friends are being received at her daughter’s residence. 1002 Sweat St.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.

Harmon E. Overby Sr.
A funeral service for Harmon Edward Overby Sr. was held Saturday afternoon at Wahoma Church of God of Prophecy with the Rev. Randy McQuaig officiating.
Burial followed in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Eugene Todd, Matt Watson, Larry Sellers, Matt Lloyd, Buddy Dyal and Billy Sellers.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Nora Lavon S. York
A funeral for Nora Lavon Strickland York was held Saturday afternoon at Hosanna Church of the Lord Jesus Christ with the Rev. Chester Chancey officiating.
Burial followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Chuck Chancey, Kori McCorvey, Jerran Bess, Timmy Chancey, Ricky Strickland and Joey Strickland.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jessie Mae Pittman
A funeral for Jessie Mae Pittman took place Saturday afternoon at Suwannee Chapel Church God of Prophecy with the Rev. Leonard Pittman officiating.
Burial was in Suwannee Chapel Cemetery.
Serving as active pallbearers were Dannon Pittman, Jessie Pittman, Zack Pittman, Clay James, Wayne Pittman, Chris Pittman and Brandon Pittman.
Honorary pallbearers were Lanier Griffis, Brice Denmark, Brett Denmark, Taylor Denmark, Garrett Daniel and Brad Fitzgerald.
Arrangements were with Music Funeral Home.

Ruthy Lee Gardner
A celebration of life for Ruthy Lee Gardner took place Saturday morning at Church of Christ Written in Heaven with Bishop John A. Moss and Pastor Billy Taylor officiating.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Darien Richardson, James Gardner, Lonnie Stewart and Johnny McGahee.
Arrangements were with Music Funeral Home.

Annie Ruth Farr Coley
A funeral for Annie Ruth Farr Coley was held Sunday afternoon at Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Travis Thigpen officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Scott Coley, Curtis Witt, Rick Dixon, and Chris Voegelin.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.