Robert Grover Lee Jr.
Robert Grover Lee Jr., 93, died suddenly Friday afternoon (Oct. 9, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
He was a native of Manor and was a life-long resident of Ware County. He was the husband of the late Ruby Thrift Lee and son of the late Robert Grover Lee Sr. and Annie Belle Fitchett Lee.
He was a member of Waresboro Church of God and was a farmer. He attended school in Manor and served with the United States Army during World War II.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth R. Lee (wife, Thelma), of Waycross, and William Roger Lee, of Alma; a grandson, Ken Lee (wife, April), of Screven; three great-grandchildren, Austin Lee, Chance Lee and Grace Lee; three sisters, Nola Smith, of Baxley, and Ophelia Brown and Betty Ann Hinkle, both of Florida; a brother, Sampson Lee, of Waycross; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A graveside service was held at 10 o’clock this morning at Kettle Creek Cemetery with the Rev. Glen Lindsey officiating.
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Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Hattie L. Ramsey
Hattie L. Ramsey, 78, passed away Friday (Oct. 9, 2015) at her residence in Waycross after an extended illness with loved ones at her bedside.
Friends are being received at the family residence, 917 Eads St., Waycross.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.

Jerry Crews
FOLKSTON — Jerry Crews, 63, of the Racepond Community, died Saturday morning (Oct. 10, 2015) at Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick, after an extended illness.
Born in Brantley County, he was the son of the late Bill Crews and Irene Moody Drury. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Crews, two sisters, Mary Morgan and Peggy Sue Drury.
He was of the Baptist faith. He loved working on and collecting antique cars. He also enjoyed fishing and before his health failed he worked in the pulpwood business with Arnold Johnson Logging Company.
He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Gail Newmans Crews, of Racepond; his special grandson and little buddy, Kyle Crews; his daughter, Kara Lynn Lewis (C.L.), of Winokur; a step-daughter, Amanda Harris, of Nahunta; his step-son, Jonathan Newmans (Maggie), of Waycross; two grandchildren, Lance Lewis (Sierra) and Ashley Adams (the Rev. Cliff); three step-grandchildren, K.C. Harris, Ashley Harris and Amber Johnson (Daniel), two great-grandchildren, Dayton Johnson and Mailey Ann Thigpen; four brothers, Lester Crews (Ann), of Hoboken, Bobby Crews (Trish), of Riverside Community, John Drury Jr., of Winokur, and Tony Drury (Theresa), of Hoboken; three brothers-in-law, Richard Newmans (Donna), of Jenson Beach, Fla., Roger Newmans (Anna), of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., and the Rev. Freddie Newmans (Geraldine), of Brunswick; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be this evening starting at 6 o’clock at Frye Funeral Home in Nahunta.
The funeral will be Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Sand Hill Baptist Church in Racepond with the Rev. Freddie Newmans, the Rev. Cliff Adams and the Rev. Wayne Manning officiating.
Burial will follow in The Racepond Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Raymond Wildes, William Crews, Lance Lewis, Jonathan Newmans, K.C. Harris, Kristin Byrd, Melvin Crews, Jeremy Harris and Randy Batten.
Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Townsend and J.E. Carter. All pallbearers are asked to meet at the church Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Duane ‘Duie’ Deen
Duane “Duie” Deen, 77, of Alma, died Friday (Oct. 9, 2015) at Bacon County Hospital after a short illness.
She was a native of Bacon County, daughter of the Late Rosley E. Peacock and Lillian Rimes Peacock and was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald H. Deen.
She worked with Cohen’s Department Store for 19 years and was a member of New Hope Southern Congregational Methodist Church.
Survivors include her son Robert L. Sapp Jr., of Alma; a daughter, Cathy Godwin (Michael), of Alma; two sisters, Betty Jean Boatright, of Alma, Teleen Corti, of Livermore, Calif.; three grandchildren, Amy G. Taylor (David), of Alma, Lane G. Lee (Jason), of Alma, Haley Sapp, of Middleburg, Fla.; two great-grandchildren, Lacey and London Lee, of Alma.
The funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at New Hope Southern Congregational Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Varnadore and the Rev. Mark Carver officiating.
Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the church.
Active pallbearers will be Keith Boatright, Dorsey Wade, Cecil Godwin Jr., Mike McNeill, Lonny Whitley and Kenny Murphy.
Honorary pallbearers will be Patrick Jones, Mark Cohen, Jerald and Carole Cohen, Jay Williams Jr., Kenny Peacock, Sheila Whitley, Quillion Taylor, Lisa Courson, Jamie Murphy, Dr. Clay Carter and staff and the class of 1955.
Crosby Funeral Home is in charge of all the arrangements.

Alvin C. Rowland Jr.
Alvin C. “Buddy” Rowland Jr., 56, died suddenly Friday morning (Oct. 9, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross and a former truck driver with Southland Waste. He was currently employed with Welch Construction and attended Liberty Christian Church.
He was a son of the late Alvin C. “Buddy” Rowland Sr. and Rosa Lee King Rowland.
He is survived by two children, Devon Yarbrough (Stacey), of Blackshear, and Alvin C. “Hub” Rowland III, of Waycross; two grandchildren, Austin Yarbrough and Dawson Yarbrough; former wife, Doris Rowland, of Waycross; five sisters, Jo Ann Fritz (Bobby), Judy Hester (Jimmy), Mary Rowland, Brenda Thomas (Junior) and Bernice King (Damon), all of Waycross; a brother, Michael Rowland (Missy), of Waycross; a special friend, Earlene Lambeth, of Waycross; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Liberty Christian Church. Burial will follow in High Bluff Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Sunday evening at Music Funeral Home from 6 until 8 o’clock.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Lester R. Thigpen
A funeral for Lester Robert Thigpen took place Saturday morning in the Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randall Gunter and the Rev. Randy Ray officiating.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Music Funeral Home staff served as active pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers were Lamar and Jerry Music, Robert and Myra Johnson, Ron Dixon and Kelly King.