Kathryn K. Winters
Kathryn Johnson King Winters, 82, of Blackshear, died Monday afternoon (May 4, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System at Waycross following a sudden illness.
She was a native of the Forks of the Hurricane Community of Ware County but made her home in Blackshear since 1992. She was the daughter of the late Purdom L. Johnson and Maggie Lynn Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, John Marvin King Jr., brothers, Bill Johnson, Lynwood Johnson and Larry Johnson, and a step-son, Byron “Sonny” Winters Jr.
She was educated in the Waycross School System and was a 1950 graduate of Waycross High School. She retired in 1992 as a service representative with Qwest Communications after 20 years of service. She later became a massage therapist in Blackshear in 1992 and worked until retiring in 2009. She also formerly worked with the Cloister on Sea Island and Headliners Boutique of Waycross.
Survivors include her husband, Byron R. Winters Sr., of Blackshear; three sons, John K. King (wife, Lorraine), of Blackshear, James David King (Shelly), of Waycross, and Jeffrey R. King (fiancee, Theresa DeRita), of St. Augustine, Fla.; a step-son, Charles Winters, of Denver, Colo.; eight grandchildren, James D. King (wife, Jody) of Aurora, Colo., Jared D. King, of Napierville, Ill., Jase D. King, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Destiny King, of Westminster, Colo., Kathryn King Cox (husband, Johnny), of East Palatka, Fla., Angila Prom, of Waycross, Tara Taylor Amarillo, Texas, and Bryan King, of East Palatka, Fla.; eight great-grandchildren, Zoe Duke, Violet Duke, Jasmine Grammer, Peyton Compton, Arianna Compton, Jessica Lapham, Kenneth James and Rebecca James; a great-great-grandson, Landen Kuni; three sisters, Wanda Fowler Dibiase, of Waycross, Diane Ellis (husband, Bobby), of Brunswick, and Donna Tinnermon, of Jacksonville, Fla.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Southeast Cancer Unit, 401 Pendleton St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.
The family will receive friends at the Winters home at 346 Keller St., Blackshear, at noon Thursday.
A memorial service will follow later Thursday at the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery of Pierce County.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tom Buckner
Tom Buckner, 88, of Broxton, passed away Saturday (April 25, 2015) at Coffee Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
He was born on March 29, 1927, in Etowah, Tenn., to the late Thomas Franklin Buckner and Margie Perkins Buckner.
He was a Korean War Veteran having severed in the U.S. Marine Corps. He retired as a manager from Gibson-McDonald Furniture Company.
Survivors include his wife, Maryrae Lott Buckner, of Broxton; two daughters, Teresa “Terri” Ann (Warren) Winters, of West Green, and Karen (Tom Hodson) Pippin, of Gray; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Ron) Morrell, Asa (Kelly) Pippin Jr., Chris (Jennifer) Pippin, Garrett (Britney) Winters; nine great-grandchildren, Abbie Rae Morrell, Ruby Claire Morrell, Montana Pippin, C.C. Smith, Katie Smith, Kaylee Jane Pippin, Kyrie Jasa Pippin, Ella Kendall Winters and Madelyn Grace Winters; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held Tuesday, April 28, at 11 a.m. at Eastside Baptist Church with Dr. John Dobbins officiating. Music was furnished for the service by Beth Green, “Old Rugged Cross” and “I’ll Fly Away,” and Congregation “Amazing Grace” with Randy Braswell playing the piano.
Active pallbearers were Asa Pippin Jr., Chris Pippin, Garrett Winters, Ron Morrell, John Day and Dustin Boggs.
Honorary pallbearers were the Mens Senior Sunday School Class.
Interment followed at Broxton City Cemetery.
Sims Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Della Mae Britton
Della Mae Britton, 95, of Goodlette, Tenn., formerly of Blackshear, passed away Saturday (May 2, 2015) at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
She was born in Dublin to the late Haley Lamar.
Left to cherish her memories are a loving and devoted son, Grady McNeal Sr., (wife, Amie), of Goodletteville, Tenn.; a grandson, Grady McNeal Jr.; cousins, extended family and friends.
Visitation will be Thursday morning 9 a.m., at Rainge Funeral Home.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Rainge Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Robert Atkinson, of Northside Church of Christ, Waycross, will offer words of comfort.
Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery, Moore Street, Blackshear.
Arrangements are with care by Rainge Memorial Chapel, Inc., 505 Ware St., Blackshear.

Emma Burden
Emma Burden, 68, of 122 Leo Marshall Drive, Blackshear, passed away early Tuesday morning (May 5, 2015) at Southeast Georgia Medical Center in Brunswick.
The family is receiving friends at the residence.
A complete list of survivors and time of the service will be announced later by Rainge Funeral Home, Blackshear.

Robert W. Justice
Robert Walter Justice, 84, of Waycross, died Tuesday afternoon (May 5, 2015) at his son’s residence in Kingsland, after a short illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

Virginia Mae Coleman
Virginia Mae Voet Coleman, 93, of Brookhaven, formerly of Waycross, died Thursday morning (April 23, 2015) at her residence after an extended illness.
She was born in Aberdeen, S.D. to the late Lambert and Kaisa Lindahl Voet. She moved to Waycross in 1969 and retired in 1972 as a nurse.
She was a member of Central Baptist Church, Merrymakers, the choir, and taught Sunday School.
After retirement, she volunteered as a pink lady and at the library. She loved to play bridge, and was an avid Scrabble player. She was an excellent seamstress, sewing for 50 years and crocheted many caps for newborns at the hospital. She also loved completing crossword puzzles and was always reading novels. She moved to Atlanta and Brookhaven in July 2012.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Coleman Sr., one sister, Marie Slominski, and a son, Richard Lindahl Coleman (July 21, 2011).
Survivors include one daughter, Cathy Beach (husband, John III), of Waycross; four sons, Dr. Ted Coleman Jr. (wife, Susan), of Atlanta, Gerald Lee Coleman, of Minneapolis, Minn., Thomas A. Coleman (wife, Pam), of Wadley; Dr. Robert Coleman (wife, Venita), of Roswell, and a daughter-in-law, Anne Goss Coleman, of Pomeroy, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, Amy Coleman, of Albemarle, N.C.; Laura Oliverio (husband, David), of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jared Coleman (wife, Stephanie), of Manhattan, Kan., Brad Coleman, of Loganville, Zachry Coleman (wife, Angie), of Loganville, Adam Coleman, of New Caney, Texas, Kim Coleman-Silva (husband, Chris), of Conyers, Jonathan Beach, of Valdosta, Mollie Beach, of Valdosta, Nathan Coleman, of Louisville, Ky., and Madeleine (Maddie), of Roswell; and 15 great-grandchildren, Jacob Salazar, Cameron Oliverio, Stephanie Dejak, Jessica Coleman, Luca Oliverio, Coleman Dejak, Antonio Silva, Katie Coleman, Carson Oliverio, Ryan Dejak, Ashton Coleman, Angelina Silva, Jadon Oliverio, Cooper Coleman and Camden Coleman; three brothers, Elroy Voet (wife, Helen), of Cypress, Calif., Bert Voet (wife, Faye), of Wilmington, N.C., Darwin Voet (wife, Jean), of Greenville, S.C.; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501 or Central Baptist Church, 201 Ava St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Wood Sowell
A funeral for Betty Wood Blair Sowell was held Tuesday morning at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Derwin Griffin officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Billy Blair, Patrick Blair, Ricky Faulkner, Bobby Pearson, Harold Pearson and Bill Roland.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Lee Smith Jr.
A funeral for Robert Lee “Rusty” Smith Jr. was held Tuesday afternoon at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Freddie Smith and the Rev. Donald Aycock officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jeff Lewis, Andy Johnson, Kaleb Moore, Matthew Moore, Jimmy Dixon and Charles King.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.