Alwinter E. Young
Alwinter Evans Young, 91, of Waycross, entered into eternal rest Friday (Nov. 25, 2016) in Thomasville after an extended illness.
She was born March 26, 1925, in Waycross, to the late Jesse and Willie Evans. She received her formal education from the Waycross Public School System and graduated from Center High School in 1944.
She accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age and became a dedicated and proud member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. She was an employee of Southland Pecan Company for many years before her retirement.
A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend, Alwinter’s charm, sense of humor and kind spirit will be missed by all had the privilege to know her.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by he husband, Joseph Young Sr., a son, Joseph Young Jr., three brothers, Samuel Evans, Jesse Evans and Ernest Evans, two sisters, Gladys Evans Welch and Willie Nease Evans Rood.
A celebration of life service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 702 Arnold McKinney Drive, with the church pastor, the Rev. Fer-Rell M. Malone Sr., offering words of comfort.
Those left to cherish her memory include a devoted and loving daughter, Connie Young Walker, of Thomasville; two granddaughter, Catherine Rochester (Darryl), of Winter Garden, Fla., and Alwinter Walker, of Tallahassee, Fla.; grandsons, Zedric Young (Krystal), of Lakeland, and Travis Walker, of Thomasville; great-grandchildren, Jadyn and Shemar Rochester, of Winter Garden, Fla., Destyn and Kaylee Young, of Lakeland; one sister, Octavia Welch Jenkins, of Springfield, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law, Walter Mae Evans and Suzanne McDaniel, both of Waycross; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fluker Funeral Home, 985 Ossie Davis Parkway.
The body will lie in repose Friday at the church from 9 a.m. to the hour of service.
Interment will be in Hazzard Hill Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hatcher-Peoples Funeral Home of Thomasville, assisted by Fluker Funeral Home.

Barbara B. O’Neal
MIDWAY — Barbara Byrd O’Neal, 82, of Waycross, passed away Sunday (Nov. 27, 2016) at the Woodlands Health & Rehabilitation Center in Midway.
Born in Pierce County, Nov. 7, 1934, she lived in Ware County most of her life. She was a homemaker but also volunteered as a Pink Lady with the former Memorial Hospital in Waycross.
In addition to volunteering her time at the hospital, she would also create gift baskets to welcome people to the neighborhood. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and cross stitching. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
She was the daughter of the late James Ansel and Blanche Corbett Byrd. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Smith O’Neal.
Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Hinson, of Columbia, S.C.; a son and daughter-in-law, Carl, Jr. and Lynne O’Neal, of Birmingham, Ala.; a brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Wanda Byrd, of Blackshear; three grandchildren, Kelly Hinson, Patrick O’Neal and Katie O’Neal; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Interment will be in the Blackshear City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the giver’s choosing.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas W. Carter
BLACKSHEAR — Thomas William Carter, 85, of Blackshear, passed away Monday evening (Nov. 28, 2016) at his residence.
Born in Savannah, July 9, 1931, he lived in Nashville, Tenn., for a number of years before moving to Pierce County in the late 1980s. He was retired from the U.S. Army. He served in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Theater.
He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where he was in the Senior Adult Sunday School Class. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. A selfless man who was always caring for others, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He was a son of the late Allen Thomas Carter and Martha Hutchinson Tanner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Bumgarner Carter, and a brother, Ray Carter.
Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Martha Elaine and Carl Curry, of Springfield, Ill., Linda and Tom Shields and Brenda and Ron Burke, all of Blackshear, and Judy and Brian Elswick, of Chesapeake, Va.; two sisters, Jean (Ed) Carrol, of Brunswick, and Hazel Deloach, of Hazlehurst; a brother, B.H. Tanner, of Blackshear; 13 grandchildren, Matthew Long, Tracie (Rubin) Sills, Michael Riley, Christina (Lonny) Marlow, Brandi Burke, Corey (Meredith) Williams, Carter Elswick, Ethan Elswick, Dawn Gill, Jennifer (Brian) Rowenhurst, Yvonne (John) Moseley, Kelly Shields, and Roxanne (Rocky) Sanders; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Interment will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles O. Conley Sr.
Charles Owen Conley Sr., 92, of St. Marys formerly of Waycross died Tuesday morning (Nov. 29, 2016) after an extended illness.
The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 12 until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
A complete obituary will be in Thursday’s Waycross Journal-Herald.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.