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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.

Guy Franklin McAllister Sr.

VALDOSTA – Guy Franklin McAllister Sr., 92, of Valdosta, Georgia, died Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Baptist Village in Waycross.
He was born on January 5, 1928, in Brooks County, to the late Alice and James McAllister. He attended ABAC and graduated from the University of Georgia.
He was a member of the Park Avenue United Methodist Church and retired from the State of Georgia as a Regional Director of Vocational Rehabilitation. He was a member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class.

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Rev. Milton Lee Ramsey Jr.

JAMESTOWN - The Rev. Milton Lee Ramsey Jr., 80, died Saturday night, March 14, 2020, at his residence in Jamestown after an extended illness. Born April 15, 1939, in Staunton, VA, he was the son of the late Milton Lee Ramsey Sr. and Madeline Arbaugh Robertson. He attended seminary school at Eastern Mennonite College in Harrisburg, Virginia, graduated from John Wesley Bible College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and served as a pastor for many years for several churches. He has been the pastor of Jamestown United Methodist Church for the last 10 years. He was a member of the United Methodist Virginia Conference. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Marjorie...

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William ‘Billy’ Delk

SANDY BOTTOM – William “Billy” Delk, 74, died Friday afternoon, March 13, 2020, at Hospice House Satilla after an extended illness.
He was a native of Axson, and he graduated from Atkinson County High School in Pearson. He was retired from Standard Container in Homerville as a mechanic. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Millwood. He has resided the last 20 years in the Sandy Bottom community of Pierce County.

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Earnie Mae Joyner Gilliard

ALMA - Earnie Mae Joyner Gilliard, 81, died Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Twin Oaks Convalescent Center in Alma following an extended illness. She was a native of Bacon County and spent most of her life in Ware County. She was a homemaker and was a member of Mt. Green Church of God of Prophecy. The daughter of the late Chester Joyner and Barbara Taylor Joyner, she was also preceded in death by her husband, James Robert “J.R.” Gilliard. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Pennington, of Alma, and Jan Gilliard, of Savannah; three grandchildren, Gina Lee, Courtney Holmes, and Maci Allen; seven great-grandchildren, Brycen Lee, Kevin Ramage, Peyton Holmes, Mark Fetterolf, Preslie Holmes,...

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Elizabeth Price Monroe

AMELLIA ISLAND, FL. - Elizabeth Price Monroe, 89, died Thursday morning, March 12, 2020, at Osprey Village Assisted Living Facility in Amelia Island, Florida after a lengthy illness. She was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on March 3, 1931, but resided in Waycross, Georgia most of her life. She attended schools in LaGrange, Georgia, where she was the valedictorian of her senior class. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in Mathematics from the University of Georgia in 1952. While at the University of Georgia, she earned the Zodiac's Freshman Award for having the highest GPA in the freshman class. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was the co-valedictorian of her senior class. She was also a...

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Mack Cager ‘Mickey’ Sumner III

WAYCROSS - Mack Cager “Mickey” Sumner III, 77, died suddenly Thursday, March 12, 2020, at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of Waycross, he graduated from Waycross High School in 1961. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Animal Science. After 30 years, he retired from CSX Railroad as a machinist. He was a member of Liberty Free Will Baptist Church. He loved his horses and enjoyed team roping. He was preceded in death by his parents, M.C. Sumner Jr. and Edna Mae James Sumner, his second wife, Linda Burch Sumner; and his third wife, Barbara Ann Gill Sumner. Survivors include two sons, Randall Leslie Sumner (Tonya) and Michael B. Sumner, both of Waycross;...

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Yvonne Justice Howell

WAYCROSS – Yvonne Justice Howell, 78, died Wednesday night, March 11, 2020, at her residence after an extended illness.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross, and she graduated from Ware County High School. She retired from the Ware County Board of Education having formerly worked in the lunchroom and as a bus driver. She was a member of the Victory Methodist Church in Manor.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Franklin Justice and Ellen Griffin Justice, her husband, James Elvie “Jimmy” Howell, and her sister, Francis Bunch.

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Linda Hinnant

WAYCROSS - Linda Hinnant, 76, of Waycross, died Monday afternoon, March 9, 2020, at her residence after an extended illness. She was born in Hazlehurst, Georgia, to the late Eschol Riner and Colleen Anderson Riner. She moved to Waycross early in her adult life, where she worked for seven years at the U.S. 1 Drive-In. The majority of her life she spent caring for children. She began working in daycare and eventually moved to private sitting services. She was an avid and knowledgeable collector of Ideal Brand and Patty Play Pal Dolls. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her daughter, Rhonda Blount and her husband, Brian, of Waycross; one granddaughter, Tiffany Goggin...

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March 11, 2020

Lonzo Jackson ‘Jack’ Sinclair
Carolyn Sue Merritt
Tennessee Oden Herrin
A.E. ‘Gene’ Moore Sr.
Dolores Pirkle Stipe
Wilma Louise Milhous Dell

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March 4, 2020

Jalontae Charquez-Bennett Dukes
Robert ‘Bobby’ William Johns Sr.
Michael Lewis Davis
Danny ‘FatBoy’ Thomas
Robin Michelle Spence
Malcolm Wesley Walker
Lori Williams Minchew
Howard ‘Wesley’ Hunter III
Linda Gattis Davis

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February 26, 2020

Emory Pierce Norman
Winifred Griffis Pierce
Gurelda Pittman Henderson
Naomi Mitchell Character

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