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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.

Lillie Frances Strickland DeLoach Skinner

BLACKSHEAR — Lillie Frances Strickland DeLoach Skinner, 83, of Blackshear, passed away late Friday night, September 11, 2020, at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross following an extended illness. Born January 9, 1937, in Blackshear, she was a daughter of the late Willie Lawton “W.L.” and Lourennie Tomberlin Strickland. She lived most of her life in Pierce County, worked at People’s Bank in Blackshear for several years, but was retired as the Pierce County 4-H Program Coordinator. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Blackshear.

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Barbara Faye Raulerson Bennett

BLACKSHEAR — Barbara Faye Raulerson Bennett, 85, of Blackshear, passed away Saturday evening, September 12, 2020, at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House following an extended illness. Born February 14, 1935, in Patterson, she was a daughter of the late Nolan Lester Raulerson Sr. and Maggie Lee Walker Raulerson. Living most of her life in Pierce County, she was a 1952 graduate of Patterson High School and had been a housewife for most of her life. She was a longtime member of Hacklebarney Baptist Church where she served as the pianist for many years,

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Royce Everett Carter

BLACKSHEAR — Royce Everett Carter, 85, of Blackshear, passed away Saturday evening, September 12, 2020, at his residence. Born in Hoboken, Georgia, on March 18, 1935, he lived in Pierce County for the past 52 years. Mr. Carter was a 1952 graduate of Hoboken High School and graduated as the class Salutatorian. He worked for the Georgia Department of Transportation as a Project Engineer for the State Highway Department from which he would go on to retire. He also collaborated with T.R. Long Engineers on several projects over the years — the Royce E. Carter roundabout on New School Road was one of those projects.

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Charles M. ‘Jock’ Rosenberger

WAYCROSS — Charles M. “Jock” Rosenberger, 78, devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 13, 2020. Jock was born on February 27, 1942, in Winchester, Virginia, to loving parents Richard (Dick) and Dora (Grim) Rosenberger. Jock was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Nancy (Keith) Rosenberger, and their daughter, Meredith Kay Rosenberger. Jock grew up in Winchester, Virginia, and graduated from John Handley High School. After his graduation, he attended the Air Force Academy, Class of 1964.

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Virgie Jeanette ‘Jan’ Hickox Munns

ATLANTA — Virgie Jeanette “Jan” Hickox Munns passed away peacefully in her sleep of natural causes on July 14, 2020, at Wesley Woods Towers, in Atlanta, Georgia. Jan was born on September 16, 1923, in Waycross, Georgia, to David Ira Hickox and Mattie Stone Hickox. She was the third of seven siblings. There she grew up in a Primitive Baptist family where life traditionally revolved around the church, farming, and the turpentine industry, although her father later was employed by the railroad. Her parents, siblings, and her former husband, Charles S. Munns Jr., have all preceded her in death.

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Stella Ann (Lee) Minson

HOMERVILLE — Stella Ann (Lee) Minson, 81 of Homerville, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 26, 2020, after a short illness. She was in the care of Hospice at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida while surrounded by her loving family throughout. Mrs. Minson was born in Dupont, Georgia to the late Grover B. and Doris (Register) Lee. Mrs. Minson was a graduate of Clinch County High School Class of 1956 and member of the Dupont Baptist Church throughout her childhood. She later became a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Homerville.

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Mary Lou Aldridge

DOWLING PARK, Fla. — Mary Lou Aldridge, 87, of Dowling Park, Florida, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Center in Dowling Park, Florida, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Waycross, Georgia, moving to Dowling Park, Florida, in 2011 from Fort Mill, South Carolina. Mary Lou worked as a self-employed health professional and was an Ordained Minister. She was a faithful pastor’s wife for more than 50 years to her late husband, Silas Aldridge, and also an inspirational speaker at prayer meetings. She was a member of the Advent Christian Church, Women’s Aglow, and Diamond Presidential Director with First Fitness International. She is survived by one son, Ron...

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William Charles Chancey

WAYCROSS — William Charles Chancey, 86, of Waycross, died Tuesday evening, September 1, 2020, at Candler County Hospital in Metter, Georgia, after a brief illness. He was born in Waycross to the late Leon Cyler Chancey and Stella White Chancey. Mr. Chancey owned and operated Charles Chancey and Sons Sheet Rock Contactors. He attended Hosanna Church during his brother Chester’s ministry there and currently was a member of Hebardville United Methodist Church. Mr. Chancey was an avid fisherman, who loved telling fishing stories, and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

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William Martin Connor Sr.

WAYCROSS — It is with deep sadness that the family of William Martin Connor Sr. announces his passing on Thursday, September 3, 2020, at the age of 86. Mr. Connor was born in Waycross, Georgia, on February 23, 1934, to Nellie Mae Phillips and William Gregory Connor. He graduated from Wacona High School. Mr. Connor married the love of his life, Dana Shipes, on November 10, 1960. William owned and operated the William M. Connor Company for over 40 years as an auto electrician, in addition to running the family farm. He also served in the U.S. Army for two years.

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Richard D. Tindall

MILLWOOD — Richard D. Tindall, 72, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020, at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross following a short illness. He was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to the late Paul Tindall and Amelia Bennett Tindall. He was a truck driver for the United Egg Company of Blackshear for many years and a member of Ozias Freewill Baptist Church in Pearson. He also served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Judy Ann Mote Tindall, of Millwood; his daughter, Kristin S. Touchstone, of Millwood; one sister, Paula Sue Tindall, of Millwood; two brothers, Pat Tindall, of Millwood, and Lawrence “Man” Tindall (wife, Jan), of Axson; and...

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Bobby Loran Harnage

WAYCROSS — Bobby Loran Harnage, 77, of Waycross, formerly of Tifton, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020, at Satilla Hospice House in Waycross. His funeral was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 6, in the Chapel of Bowen – Donaldson Home for Funerals with the Rev. Bill McCullar officiating. Mr. Harnage was laid to rest at Tift Memorial Gardens. Xavis Billington, Gregory Walker, Brad Brooks, Steven Harnage, Joey Joyce, and Brian Sealy served as pallbearers. Born February 10, 1943, in Tifton, Mr. Harnage was the son of the late James Loran Harnage and Lolla Doris Revels Harnage.

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