HOMERVILLE — C.J. Higgs, 69, passed away Wednesday (Nov. 2, 2016) at South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta, following a brief illness.
He was born July 3, 1947 in Waycross to Melvin Ben Higgs, of Axson, and the late Pearlie Mae Johns Higgs. He worked as a machinist for BWay. He was a member of Indian Mound Baptist Church and was preceded in death by two sons, Wesley Higgs and Carl Alton Stalvey.
Survivors other than his father are his wife, Margaret Rigdon Higgs, of Homerville; two daughters, Shannon Trusdell and Kristen Higgs, of Waycross; one step daughter, Sandra Denmark, of Homerville; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandra Faye and Travis Ursrey, Janet and Lawrence Tindell and Melvine and Donald Stevens, all of Axson; one brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Annette Higgs, of Axson; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral was to be held today at 11 a.m. at Indian Mound Baptist Church.
Interment was to follow in the Indian Mound Church Cemetery.
The family received friends Thursday from 6 to 8 at Indian Mound Baptist Church.
Sympathy may be conveyed at the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
James T. Byrd III
James Thornton Byrd III, 41, died suddenly Tuesday (Nov. 1, 2016) at his residence in Folkston.
He was a native of Clearwater, Fla., but moved to Folkston from Florida in 1988. He attended Charlton County High School and was employed by Sterling Logging. He was a comical and well-loved man of the Charlton community. He deeply loved his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly Ann Phillips Byrd, and one sister, Christina Johnson.
Survivors include five children, LeAnne Carter, Mariah Byrd, James Michael Byrd, Gannon Byrd and Waylon Byrd; two grandchildren, Hayden Carter and Jamison Carter; his father, James Thornton Byrd Jr., of Folkston; one sister, Cynthia Byrd (Hans Zieger), of Salisbury, Md.; one brother, Jason Byrd (Chanci), of Folkston; nieces and nephews, Jamie Zieger, Jolie Zieger, Jim David Byrd, Lorrie Byrd, Shelby Byrd, Jacob Banes, Jaden Johnson and John Johnson.
Memorialization is by cremation.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
L.V. Hill Sr.
L.V. Hill Sr., of 1135 “K” St., died Thursday morning (Nov. 3, 2016) at his residence, after an illness.
Friends are being received at the home of his daughter, Prophetess Jeannette Finney, 1004 Carswell Ave.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.