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Below are the recent obituaries as listed in our paper.

These entries started to be listed in this way as of Jan 1, 2015, so you are able to go back to then. If you know the name of the loved one, and their entry was after Jan 1, 2015, you can use our site search facility to look for their entry.

Jimmy Randall Dean

WAYCROSS — Jimmy Randall Dean, 70, died Saturday, May 9, 2020, at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, following a sudden illness. Dean was a native and life-long resident of Ware County, the son of the late Woodrow Dean and Christine Myers Dean. He also was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Cody Norman and Brittany Simmons, a brother, Johnny Dean, and a brother-in-law, the Rev. Hilton Martin. Dean retired as a painter from Jim’s Welding.

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Seany Laverne Hall Taylor

WAYCROSS — Seany Laverne Hall Taylor, 78, died Thursday morning, May 21, 2020, at Hospice House Satilla after an extended illness. She was born February 14, 1942, in Ware County to the late Talmadge Hall and Annie Strickland Hall. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her daughter, Marie O’Berry, and nine siblings, T.J. Hall, Lamar Hall, Carl Hall, Bill Hall, James Hall, Dorothy Jones, Glenda Smoak, Joe Hall, and Jerry Hall. Mrs. Taylor was blessed to be a part of a large family and held fond memories of her childhood with her brothers and sisters. She enjoyed working as a nurse for many years at Memorial Hospital in Waycross.

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Terrell Stephen Murray

WAYCROSS — Terrell Stephen Murray, 74, of Waycross, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Landmark Hospital in Savannah following a long illness. Terrell was born in Waycross to parents Robert Daniel and Mary Inez (Bennett) Murray. He was a graduate of Ware County High where he played football, basketball, and baseball. After graduation, he played semi-pro baseball until a knee injury ended his career. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army where he trained war dogs while stationed in Okinawa, Japan. After serving in the Vietnam War, Terrell used the GI Bill to attend Valdosta State where he earned his Master’s Degree in education.

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Stanley Peter Golaszewski

FOLKSTON — Stanley Peter Golaszewski, 92, of Folkston, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Brunswick, Georgia. Stanley was born in Jermyn, Pa., to the late Leopold and Anna Golaszewski. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Stanley retired from banking after many years with a number of banks in Georgia and Florida. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Folkston.

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Bill Hamilton Allen

WAYCROSS — Captain Bill Hamilton Allen, U.S.M.C. (Retired) of Waycross, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at the Augusta University Hospital, from COVID-19 complications at the age of 97. He was born in Arco, Georgia, to the late Willie G. Allen and Sarah Jones Allen, and was one of eight children. Captain Allen enlisted in the National Guard in January 1938 and enlisted in the U.S Marine Corps on July 11, 1938, in Savannah, Georgia, at the age of 15. During WWII, he was a member of the 1st Marine Division and took part in the landing on Guadalcanal.

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Robert Curtis Pittman

BLACKSHEAR — Robert Curtis Pittman, 60, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at Memorial Satilla Health following an extended illness. He was born in Ware County to the late Floyd Pittman and Sadie Thrift Pittman. He was a retired mechanic with Swisher International and a member of Swamp Road Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he also was preceded in death by a grandson, Adrian Arnold, and two brothers, Jackie Pittman and Junior Pittman. He is survived by his wife, Debra Kaye Byrd Pittman, of Blackshear; three children, Lisa Ann Nettles, of Homeland,

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Dwayne Emory ‘Waynie’ Waters, Jr.

WAYCROSS — Dwayne Emory “Waynie” Waters Jr., 53, died Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Hospice House Satilla from a sudden illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross and was preceded in death by his mother, Sylvia Elizabeth McLaughlin Martin, and a brother, Steven L. Waters. He was a self-employed carpenter and attended Remnant Church. He is remembered by his family as a person who never met a stranger and he would give someone the shirt off of his back if they needed help. He loved riding motorcycles, spending time at the river, and spending time with his grandchildren.

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John Daniel Brigmond

CLERMONT, Fla. — John Daniel Brigmond, 61, of Clermont, Fla., passed away peacefully Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. Brigmond was born in Orlando, Fla., to John Henry Brigmond (deceased) and Bobbie Jean Jones Brigmond. He was a member of the Orlando Pentecostal Church and he had a Love and Passion for the Lord. He enjoyed working with and helping people from all walks of life. Brigmond is survived by his wife, Robin Brigmond; daughters, Amanda (Kyle) Allen of Waycross; granddaughters, Haileigh and Peyton Allen, Robin Wall of Hoboken; sisters, Patricia Miller of St. Cloud, Fla.;

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Delorice Lee Joyner

WAYCROSS — Nancy Delorice Lee Joyner, 84, of Waycross died Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Hospice Satilla House after a short Obituaries Brigmond illness. She was born in Brantley County to the late Harrison and Mary Jane Dowling Lee. Mrs. Joyner lived in Waycross for most of her life where she worked as a seamstress at the shoe factory and sewing factory for several years. For most of her life, she was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her family and also helped other people take care of theirs. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Joyner was preceded in death by her husband, Hollis Lavon Joyner. one grandson, Derrick Smart.

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Arlon Ray Hiers

BLACKSHEAR — Arlon Ray Hiers, 75, of Blackshear, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with cancer. Born January 12, 1945, in Pierce County, he was a son of the late Clyde Alton and Ella Mae Davis Hiers. He was a 1965 graduate of Blackshear High School and served in the United States Air Force in the Vietnam War, rising to the rank of Sergeant. Hiers retired in 1994 as a machinist from the CSX Railroad in Waycross and had owned his own farm for a number of years.

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Marie Faulk Tuten

ALBANY, Ga. — Marie Faulk Tuten, 85, of Albany and formerly of Waycross, assuredly entered into heaven Monday morning, May 18, at her residence after an extended illness. She was born in High Point, North Carolina, to the late Raymond and Elva Marie Killingsworth Faulk. Mrs. Tuten moved to Waycross in 1956. A loving wife and mother, Mrs. Tuten excelled in her role as a homemaker. Once the children were grown, she worked for the Waycross School System until her retirement in 1992. She was an active member of Second Baptist Church and the Celebration Choir in Waycross.

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