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OBITUARIES

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.

Dr. Samuel Edward ‘Sam’ Worthington IV

WAYCROSS — Dr. Samuel Edward “Sam” Worthington IV, 48, passed away Friday, November 13, 2020, at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, from a brief illness. He was born in Tallahassee, Florida, to the late Samuel Edward Worthington III and Janice King Worthington. He graduated from Valdosta State University and attended Medical College of Georgia in Augusta where he received his DMD. He owned and operated Worthington Family Dentistry in Valdosta for many years before moving back to Waycross in 2018.

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Calvin Pickard Ogburn

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Calvin Pickard Ogburn, 85, died on November 15, 2020, in Tallahassee, Fla. Born June 9, 1935, he grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and attended Oak Ridge Military Institute, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Guilford College. He began his career in Winston-Salem with the federally funded Urban Renewal program. He lived in Waycross from 1963 until 1970 redeveloping an area around Tebeau Street. He continued housing and redevelopment work in Tallahassee, Florida, until he retired in 2013. He was predeceased by his parents, Calvin and Marie Ogburn, his stepmother, Ruth Thornton Ogburn, his son, Gordon, his stepbrother, Tom Thornton, and his...

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William Charles ‘Charlie’ Bryson

WAYCROSS — William Charles “Charlie” Bryson, 83, of Waycross, passed away Monday morning, November 16, 2020, at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, following an extended illness. B o r n February 7, 1937, in Ware County, he was a son of the late William Luke and Georgie Navada Allen Bryson. A lifelong resident of Waycross, he was retired as a railway car inspector from GATX Rail. He was a longtime member of Jamestown Baptist Church and attended the Faithful Followers Sunday School Class.

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Robert Edward Martin Jr.

WAYCROSS — Robert E. Martin Jr., 75, of Waycross, died Monday evening, November 16, 2020, at his residence after a brief illness. He was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, to the late Robert E. Martin Sr., and Lola Irene Pittman Martin. At the age of 5, his family moved to Jacksonville, Florida. He attended Andrew Jackson High School where he would become the first high school athlete in Florida to break the five-minute mile. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Marines and served during the Vietnam War.

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Dolores Barnard Teston

WAYCROSS — Dolores Barnard Teston, 84, died Tuesday morning, November 17, 2020, at her residence in Waycross. She was a native of Alma, but she lived most of her life in Waycross. Dolores was a member of Union Primitive Baptist Church. Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, Woodrow Taylor and Frances Kirkland Taylor, first husband, Charles Foster Barnard, and second husband, Charles Teston. Survivors include two children, Terry Barnard (Charlotte), of Thomasville, Georgia, and Helen Lancaster (Wayne), of Lulaton, Georgia; six grandchildren,

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Dois Elaine Abbott

WAYCROSS — Dois Elaine Abbott, 77, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross following an extended illness. She was born in Lebanon, Tennessee, but lived most of her life in Waycross. She was a property manager with Heritage Realty for many years and also worked with Shuman Home Healthcare. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Arie Ray Eudy. She also was preceded in death by her stepfather, Curtis Eudy, a brother, Ronnie Eudy, and a sister, Janie Gomez. She is survived by her husband, Rex M. Abbott, of Waycross; three sons, Jonathan Abbott (Anita), of Waycross, Anthony Abbott (Tammy), of Dacula,...

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Cathy Young Burrell

WAYCROSS — Cathy (Young) Burrell, 65, died Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Memorial Satilla Health. She was born November 6, 1955, to Clementine (Young) Cosby. She received her formal education from the public school system and graduated from Waycross High School in 1973. For more than 20 years, Cathy was a dedicated team member with JR Taxi answering their first call and had many loyal customers who greatly admired the pride she took in every ride. Shetrans – formed many lives from her taxi and gained the respect of all who came in contact with her.

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Jerry David Davis Sr.

OFFERMAN — Jerry David Davis Sr., 66, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at home under the care of GHC Hospice and his loving family. A resident of Offerman his entire life, Jerry was born on January 5, 1954, in Jesup, Georgia. He worked in construction for most of his life before taking a position with the Pierce County Jail, which he worked for nearly 10 years. In his spare time, Jerry enjoyed growing plants, woodworking, fishing, and deer hunting. Fall was his favorite season and he truly loved spending time outdoors with the ones he loved the most.

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Carl Edgar Crews

DOUGLAS — Carl Edgar Crews, 69, of Douglas died Saturday afternoon, November 21, 2020, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in Waycross to the late Edgar Earl Crews and Alberta Todd Crews. Mr. Crews enlisted in the United States Army in January 1968 and served until his retirement in February of 1988. After his retirement from the Army, Mr. Crews worked for 13 years at Ware State Prison. He was an avid hunter. Along with Waycross, Mr. Crews had lived in Ohio, North Carolina, and most recently in Douglas.

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J.T. Wilkins

WAYCROSS — J.T. Wilkins, 102, was called to his final resting place on Thursday, September 17, 2020. At the time of his passing, he was a resident at Satilla Harborview Nursing Home in Waycross. Wilkins was born June 18, 1918, in Homerville to the late Cassie and Abraham Wilkins. He lived most of his life in Hoboken. Wilkins worked in the turpentine industry for 44 years. He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

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Terence Anthony ‘Terry’ Pearson

BLACKSHEAR — Terence Anthony “Terry” Pearson, 72, of Blackshear, passed away Friday, November 6, 2020, at his residence following a short illness. Born February 28, 1948, in Waycross, Pearson lived in Pierce County all of his life. He was a 1966 graduate of Blackshear High School and entered the U.S. Navy on July 28, 1966. Pearson served four years of active duty, which included a year in DaNang, Vietnam. He received several medals for his service, including the Purple Heart. While serving in the Navy, Pearson was a member of the first Navy K-9 Corp of Sentry Dog Handlers while in combat.

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