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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.

William Felton Roundtree

HOMERVILLE — William Felton Roundtree, 70, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, on Thursday, September 3, 2020, following a brief illness. He was born in Screven, Georgia, the last of 12 children to Hubert R. Roundtree and Cassie Bowman Roundtree. He grew up in Patterson, Georgia, and graduated from Patterson High School in 1969. He then attended the Gupton Jones School of Mortuary Science, graduating in 1974. He was the owner of Roundtree Funeral Home in Homerville, Georgia, since 1982. He served as Coroner for Pierce and Clinch counties for more than 46 years. He was a member of the Georgia Funeral Directors Association, Georgia Coroners Association, and former President of the...

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Dr. William Hugh Meeks Sr.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Dr. William Hugh Meeks Sr. was born July 24, 1931 to Crawford and Jewel Seymour Meeks, in Nicholls, Georgia. He entered into rest Sunday, September 6, 2020, at Augusta Gardens in Augusta, Georgia. He attended South Georgia College and served four years in the Air Force as a medic before graduating from the University of Georgia in 1956. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1961, completed a residency in neurosurgery at MCG in 1968, and remained on the staff for two years.

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Travis Freddie King

UNDATED — Travis Freddie King, 69, died Monday, September 7, 2020. He was married to Virginia Crews King for many years. He also leaves behind four children, Ike, Daniel, Timothy and Tiffany; along with numerous grandchildren. Memorialization was by cremation.

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Betty Sue Boyd

WAYCROSS — Betty Sue Boyd, 85, died Monday morning, September 7, 2020, at Harborview Satilla after an extended illness. She was a native of Miller County, Georgia, but she lived most of her life in Waycross. Mrs. Boyd retired from Baptist Village as a nurse’s aide, and she was a member of Crawford Street Baptist Church. Mrs. Boyd was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Louell Hines Smith, and her former husband, Emory Boyd. Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Strickland (Roger), of Waycross, and Brenda Cox, of Dixie Union;

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Larry Edward Bagbey

MILLWOOD — Larry Edward Bagbey, 80, died Monday evening, September 7, 2020, at his residence. He was born in Dongola, Missouri, but he resided in Millwood for the past 17 years. Larry retired from the United States Navy as an Aviation Electronics Chief after 21 years having served in the Vietnam War. He was formerly employed by Schlumberger Oilfield Services in Houston, Texas, for 10 years, and Photo Circuits in Peachtree City, Georgia. Larry was a member of Millwood Baptist Church. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn Bagbey and Virginia Gallener Bagbey, daughter, Gretchen Maria Bagbey, and his sister, Gail Moffett. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Joanne Tison Bagbey,...

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Casondra Ruth Mahoney

BLACKSHEAR — After losing the love of her life, Casondra “Sandy” Mahoney, got her wings on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, and went to walk with her husband of 34 years, Gary Mahoney, in Heaven. She was 75 years old. Survivors include her three daughters, Rhonda Leland, California, Nancy (Rodney) Foster, Waycross, and Venus Thompson, Woodstock, Georgia; grandchildren, Darcy Anderson, Glenn Swann, and Kimberley Spahn, all of California, Latisha (Efrain) Benitez, Blackshear, Ben (Kristen) Smith, Homerville, Audrea Smith, Waycross, Larry “Buddy” Powell, Calhoun, Georgia, Jenica Lange, Pennsylvania, Maria (Brandon) Thompson, Blackshear, Brian Thompson, Blackshear, Jason Tyson, Woodstock;

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Marvin Wayne Strickland

WAYCROSS — Marvin Wayne Strickland, 65, of Waycross, died Wednesday morning, September, 9, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in Waycross to the late Roosevelt Strickland and Amy Lee Henderson Strickland. Wayne had made Waycross his home for his entire life. He worked as a Supervisor at Waycross Molding, Engineer Carrier for the Railroad, and a truck driver for Mulch Manufacturing in Callahan, Florida. Wayne was an avid fisherman and race car driver. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

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Gertrude Bryant Crosby

WAYCROSS — Gertrude Bryant Crosby, 84, died Wednesday morning, September 9, 2020, at Memorial Satilla Health after a short illness. She was a native of Appling County but lived most of her life in Waycross. Gertrude graduated from Appling County High School and Berry College in Rome, Georgia. She was employed as a teacher for 38 years having served at Pierce County and Charlton County School Systems. Mrs. Crosby also was previously employed by Walmart in Waycross for 22½ years.

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Talmadge Gary Sanford

WAYCROSS — Talmadge Gary Sanford, 75, died Thursday morning, September 10, 2020, at Memorial Satilla Health. He was born in Vidalia, Georgia, but moved to Waycross in 1956. Gary graduated from Ware County High School in 1962, from South Georgia College in 1973 and Valdosta State College in 1977. He retired in 1995 from the Georgia Department of Corrections Probation Division as the assistant chief of the Waycross office, and he was formerly employed by the Waycross and Ware County Police Departments as an officer. Affiliated with the Baptist faith, Gary was an avid photography enthusiast especially in dirt track racing and children's sports. The children of the Ware County Recreation...

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Tammy Sue Barber Wolfe

BLACKSHEAR — Tammy Sue Barber Wolfe, 49, died Friday, September 11, 2020, at Memorial Health in Savannah, following a short illness. She was a native of Waycross but lived in Blackshear for the past 10 years. She was preceded in death by her father, James Barber Sr. She was an employee of Walmart for 19 years and was a graduate of Ware County High School. Survivors include her husband, Roy W. Wolfe Jr., of Blackshear; her mother, Martha Barber, of Waycross; two sisters, Penny Norton (husband, Philip) and Brittney Barber, both of Waycross;

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Sylvester ‘Butch’ Mills

WAYCROSS — On Friday, September 11, 2020, Sylvester “Butch” Mills transitioned from this life to his eternal home. A graveside service will be held Friday, September 18, at 10 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery, 2410 Alice Street, Waycross. Pastor Scott, Bethel Free Will Baptist Church, will officiate the service. A public viewing will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday, September 17, at Fluker Funeral Home, 985 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross. The family asks everyone to practice social distancing and wear a mask for their safety and the safety of others. The family will receive visits between 4 and 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 17. Please practice social distancing and mask safety during your...

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