Charles E. Bagley Jr.
A gifted storyteller and devoted dad, Charles Edward Bagley Jr., 58, of Atlanta died suddenly of natural causes Wednesday (Oct. 5, 2016) at his residence.
He was born on Oct. 12, 1957 in Waycross, grew up in south Georgia and graduated from Bacon County High School. He attended South Georgia College, then earned a bachelor of science in biology from Mercer University-Atlanta, as well as a J.D. from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in Macon.
After an early career as a prosecutor and attorney in private practice, starting in 2007, he used his counseling skills as a realtor in Decatur and Atlanta, most recently with Keller Williams Atlanta Midtown.
He enjoyed community service with the board of Howell Station Neighborhood Association, the Henry W. Grady High School Debate Team Boosters, the Decatur Beach Party planning team and the Posse Foundation.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Leslie Bagley, of Atlanta; son, William Cole Bagley, of Dallas, Texas; parents, Dr. Charles and Christine Bagley, sister, Melissa Bagley Brown, and brother, Winston Bagley, all of Alma; father- and mother-in-law, brothers- and sisters-in-law; eight nieces and nephews; many cousins and friends; and a wonderful group of eight Posse “daughters” at Agnes Scott College.
A memorial service is planned for Friday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m. at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree St., NW, Atlanta.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Agnes Scott College Posse Scholar financial aid (online, then select “other” and designate in memory of Charles Bagley for Posse Scholar financial aid, or mail a check payable to Agnes Scott College to ASC Advancement, 141 East College Ave., Decatur, Ga. 30030; or to the Atlanta Community Food Bank,
H.M. Patterson & Son — Spring Hill Chapel, 1020 Spring St., Atlanta, is in charge of arrangements.

Noah ‘Travis’ Harris
HOBOKEN — Noah “Travis” Harris, 41, of Hoboken, passed away Tuesday evening (Oct. 4, 2016) at O U Medical Center, in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Born in Waycross, his parents are Thomas Barney Harris Sr. and Sandra Lee Griffin Harris, of Hoboken. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, R.L. Griffin and Myrtis Griffin Landrum, his paternal grandparents, Barney Harris and Mildred Harris Landrum, his papa, Lewis Landrum, his aunt, Shirley Groover, and his uncle, J.C. Harris.
He worked as a boilermaker, and was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in his garden, being outdoors, telling stories and loved children.
Survivors include his parents, Thomas Barney Sr. and Sandra Griffin Harris, of Hoboken; four children, Aaron Jacob Harris, Kelsey Anne Harris, both of Hoboken, and Noah David Harris and Alyssa Paige Harris, both of Dawsonville; two brothers, Thomas Barney Harris Jr., and Tracy Lee Harris, both of Hoboken; aunts and uncles, Helen and Harvey Ledford, of Tennessee, Bimbo and Tamara Harris, of Nahunta, Tony and Phyllis Griffin, of Hoboken, and Gracie Griffin, of Hoboken; special nieces and nephews, Rhett, Emilee, Olivia, Diana and Elijah Harris; several other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held Wednesday starting at 6 p.m. at Frye Funeral home, Nahunta.
A funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Yawn and the Rev. Randall Gunter officiating.
Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jesse Lee, Luke Pittman, Chad Moore, Matt Jones, Rege Perkins and Bradley Davis. Alternate pallbearer will be Reggie Lee.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Sue Thornton Collins
Sue Thornton Collins, 81, of Blackshear, died Sunday afternoon (Oct. 9, 2016) at her residence following an extended illness.
Born May 25, 1935 in Offerman, she was a daughter of the late Gus and Vernon Griffin Thornton. She was a lifelong resident of Pierce County and graduated from Patterson High School. She worked at King Edward Cigar Factory in Waycross, was a manager for Jack’s Mini Mart in Blackshear, was the “co-pilot” as an on-the-road trucker with her husband, was the owner of Grove Hill Restaurant and was a former substitute teacher with the Pierce County School System. As a substitute teacher, she was affectionately known as “Granny Sue,” and was among the students’ favorite substitutes because of her entertaining and loving demeanor.
She served on the Blackshear City Council as the District 6 representative from 2007 until 2011, was a former member of the Blackshear Woman’s Club, served as chairman of the Pierce County Democratic Party and was the Chief of the United Cherokee Indian Nation of Georgia.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Edward Aspinwall, a grandson, Anthony Aspinwall, her sister, Hilda Moody, and her brother, Herbert Thornton.
Survivors include her husband, Ervin Collins, of Blackshear; her daughter, Susie Dixon (husband, Ronnie), of Blackshear; two sons, Dr. Frankie Aspinwall (wife, Dr. Marilyn), of Kingsland, and Dr. Neil Aspinwall (wife, Teresa), of Lake Charles, La.; nine grandchildren, J.R. Aspinwall (wife, Leslie), of Palm Coast, Fla., Frannie Rector (husband, Josh), of Alpharetta, Ashlee Gonzalez (husband, Brian), of Kingsland, Taylor Aspinwall, of Statesboro, Melissa Montgomery (husband, Michael), Brittney Aspinwall and Jake Aspinwall, all of Blackshear, Marcus Kuja (wife, Sydney), of St. Simons Island, and Marshall Aspinwall, of Lake Charles, La.; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and another expected soon; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will take place Thursday at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry Murray
Jerry Dalton Murray, 85, of Blackshear, died early Monday morning (Oct. 10, 2016) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities following an extended illness.
Born Feb. 4, 1931 in Pierce County, he was a son of the late Clarence Ferrell and Clara Bell Altman Murray. He lived most of his life in Pierce County, where he was a self-employed entrepreneur. He was also a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Ward Memorial United Methodist Church and will be best remembered for driving his 1975 pink Cadillac Eldorado convertible.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Dotti Boyce and Alcene “Buggs” Reeves.
Survivors include his very special friend, Hazel Lee, of Hoboken; special friends, George and Dale Lloyd, of Blackshear, Paul and Dale Davis, of Waycross, Molly Davis Strickland, of Blackshear, and Sis Young, of Blackshear; his step-children, Wayne Murray (wife, Bonnie), of New Port Richey, Fla., and Deborah Murray Tippins (husband, Bill), of Blackshear; his nieces and nephews, Larry Brannen, Mike Boyce, Charles Brannen, Bill Brewster, Nancy Deeb and Barbara Arcoraci; and several other relatives and friends.
A graveside service will take place Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Blackshear City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

Becky Clark Woodard
Becky Clark Woodard, 93, of Buford, died Saturday (Oct. 8, 2016) in the Northeast Georgia Medical Center of Gainesville.
She was born March 29, 1923 in Baxley, and was a 1941 graduate of Wacona High School in Ware County. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Ira Wilbur Woodard, in 2005. She was also preceded in death by her parents, James Clark and Annie Jackson Clark.
She was a homemaker and also worked with Rich’s in Atlanta. She was a member of Atlanta First United Methodist Church and attended Buford First United Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Vicki Woodard, of Buford; a son and daughter-in-law, Ira and Debbie Woodard, of Gainesville; grandchildren, John Edward Lee Jr. (wife, Candy), Amy Dianne and Drews Lucas, Kimberly and Nathaniel Logan, Kelly and Ray Mullins, and Kristen and John Oliver; four great-grandchildren, Jesse Lee, Welsey Lee, Toby Lee and Emma Wyatt; a sister, Catherine Mattox, of Swainsboro; a brother-in-law, Howard and Tib Woodard, of Waycross; sisters-in-law, Marguerite Thomas and Donnie Turner, both of Waycross; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Oakland Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Music Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Caroline Johnson
The funeral for Caroline Johnson, 89, will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Mark Flynn officiating.
Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
She passed away Tuesday (Oct. 4, 2016) at the Mississippi Veterans Home in Kosciusko, Miss.
Originally from Waycross, she graduated from Waycross High School in 1944 and at that time was employed with Southern Bell Telephone Company. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi Young Women’s Service Organization.
Following her marriage to the late Earl Johnson, of Homerville, they moved to Meridian, Miss., and made their home of 62 years. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, the Atlanta Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, Marmaduke Coate Chapter of the National Society of Colonial Dames, and 17th Century.
Survivors include her children, Coleman Earl Johnson, of Ragley, La., and Rebecca “Becky” (Ronnie) Tomerlin, of Meridian, Miss.; and grandson, Lloyd Mayatt, of , Fla.
Pallbearers include Merrill Guice, of Valdosta, Bill Murray, of Homerville, Dunn Mallard, of Jacksonville, Fla., David Tomerlin, Dan Rader and John Faust, all of Meridian.
Arrangements are with Stephens Funeral Home.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

Ernestine Reynolds
A funeral for Miss Ernestine “Teeny” Reynolds was held Monday morning at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randall Gunter and the Rev. Gary Page officiating.
Burial followed in Kettle Creek Cemetery.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Gerald ‘Red’ Lewis
A funeral for Gerald Lawrence “Red” Lewis was held Monday afternoon at Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Jason Long officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jerry Holland, Evan Huefler, Tony Lewis, Blake Meeks, Britt Meeks, Scott Petty, Walker Petty and Kenny Shimkus.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.