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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.

Addison Harris Hines, Jr.

WAYCROSS — Mr. Addison Harris Hines, Jr., 71, of Waycross died early Tuesday morning, July 13, 2021, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in Macon, to the late Addison Harris Hines, Sr., and Dorothy Bridges Hines. Hines was a 1968 graduate of Lanier High School in Macon and a 1972 graduate of the University of Georgia. He was a member of the University of Georgia Men’s Golf Team. Hines married Becki Willingham of Waycross in June of 1973. They moved back to Waycross in 1976 where he worked as the General Manager of the Holiday Inn from 1976 until 2000.

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Douglas Clifton Flener

WAYCROSS — Mr. Douglas Clifton Flener, 38, of Waycross died Wednesday, July 14, 2021, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born and raised in Waycross just across the Brantley County line, Flener grew up in Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and was a 2002 graduate of Brantley County High School. He served in law enforcement for 17 years as a Jail Administrator and sergeant for the Brantley County Sheriff’s Office, and as a Corporal for the Ware County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division.

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Dorothy Faye Varnadore Thornton

BLACKSHEAR — Mrs. Dorothy Faye Varnadore Thornton, age 86, of Blackshear, passed away late Thursday night, July 15, 2021, at Baptist Village Retirement Communities in Waycross following an extended illness. Born August 18, 1934, in Blackshear, she was a daughter of the late James Alonzo and Ruth Thomas Varnadore. Thornton lived all of her life in Pierce County and was a 1952 graduate of Blackshear High School. She was a longtime seamstress, working at Belk, JCPenney, Dad & Lads, Gattis Fabrics, and several other places over the years. After retirement, she continued doing many alterations at home. Thornton was a member of Southgate Baptist Church where she attended the WMU and the Joy...

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Heloyse T. Sapp

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — Heloyse T. Sapp, 89, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021, peacefully at her home in Amelia Island, Florida. Mrs. Sapp was born July 19, 1931, in Alma, to Willie Cephus (Budson) and Thelma (Dyal) Turner. She was a 1949 graduate of Bacon County High School. Mrs. Sapp attended South Georgia College in Douglas and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Georgia Teacher’s College in Statesboro. She also received a Masters’s Degree in the School of Social Work from the University of Georgia.

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Judith ‘Judy’ Ann Judge Crosby

HOBOKEN – Judith “Judy” Ann Judge Crosby, 73, of Hoboken passed away Saturday evening, July 17, 2021, at her residence after a brief illness. Born in Queens, NY her parents were Thomas Judge and Hortense Smith Judge. Crosby is also preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Judge; and a sister-in-law, Lorraine Judge. She was a retired teacher from Memorial Drive Elementary School and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. After retiring, Crosby substituted at Hoboken Elementary School because she just loved to teach. She loved her children and being around her friends. Judy had a passion for volunteering for her church and was an avid volunteer for Loaves and Fishes. Survivors include her...

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Linda Faye King Carter

BAXLEY — Linda Faye King Carter, 77, of Baxley died Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the Bacon County Hospital. Mrs. Carter was born July 13, 1944, in Douglas to the late Olin Foy King and the late Evelyn Jowers King. Before retirement, she worked in the admissions office of Satilla Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Carter was a member of Spring Branch Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and a choir member. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Dwain Carter of Baxley;

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Thomas Joseph ‘Tom’ Jones

WAYCROSS — Thomas Joseph “Tom” Jones, 61, died Saturday morning, July 17, 2021, at Memorial Satilla Health. Jones was born September 21, 1959, in Louisville, Ky., but he lived most of his life in the Atlanta and Waycross areas. He also served in the Navy and was formerly employed as a draftsman in civil engineering. Jones loved music, played guitar, and enjoyed the annual Gram Parsons Guitar Pull. He was an avid Falcons fan and season ticket holder for many years. Jones was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Jane Fullard Jones, and his mother, Frances Annette Perry Jones.

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Jake Clayton Giddens

UNDATED — Jake Clayton Giddens, 35, was always the life of the party, and as of July 18, 2021, he’s moved on to a more glorious party circuit. Giddens never met a stranger, and that is evident by the eclectic group of wonderful people who have shown up for him. It was hard to get the last word in a conversation with him because he was always ready with a quick-witted and colorful comeback. Giddens was amenable to most experiences and rarely left a chance untaken. He was passionate about a lot of things: his family, playing his fiddle, forestry, and his friendships.

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June C. Musgrove

BRUNSWICK — June C. Musgrove, 75, passed away Sunday, July 4, 2021, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick following an extended illness. Mrs. Musgrove was born in Coffee County to the late Edd Cole and Thelma Katherine “Kay” Smith Cole. She was a former account controller with International Auto Processing. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Musgrove also was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Musgrove; and three siblings, Kelly Craig Cole, Stanley Ike Cole, and Barry Ladon Cole.

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Jeffery Eugene Alexander

WAYCROSS — Jeffery Eugene Alexander, 38, of Waycross, died Sunday, July 4, at Memorial Satilla Health Waycross. He was born in Jacksonville, Fla., but made Waycross his home for the majority of his life. Alexander worked for Harden’s Concrete and was a member of Gospel Tabernacle. An avid musician, he loved playing his guitar. Alexander was preceded in death by his stepfather, Levon Shatteen. He is survived by three children, Caleb Alexander, Holton Alexander, and Dayton Alexander all of Blackshear;

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Vien Cam Luu

WAYCROSS — Vien Cam Luu, 83, died Wednesday evening, July 7, 2021, following an extended illness. Luu was born in Vietnam to Xao Luu and Shape Hua Luu. He was a metallurgist and an importer-exporter in international trade, speaking five languages, including Cantonese, Vietnamese, and French. Luu and his wife, To Tran Luu (Annie), with baby in the womb, fled South Vietnam on the night their home city of Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh City was falling to the Viet Cong army in 1975.

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