Charles H. Beverly
Charles H. “Charlie” Beverly, 86, left this life to be with the Lord Wednesday (Oct. 14, 2015).
Born Sept. 25, 1929 in Cogdell, he was the son of the late Martin C. Beverly Sr. and Leona Clelland Beverly. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Ralph Beverly and Howard (Cotton) Beverly, and a sister, Irene Altman.
He was a graduate of Waycross High School, class of 1946. Early in life, he was a gifted baseball player, being selected to represent Georgia on the 1946 Esquire All-Star baseball team at Chicago, Ill. He was the first Eagle Scout in Waycross.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for two years being discharged in 1952 after attaining the rank of corporal. He worked for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Seaboard Coast Line and CSX Railroad for 41 years before his retirement in 1988. He held various positions during his long career and was always known as being a reliable professional.
Outside of family and work, his life revolved around his church where he was a deacon emeritus and Sunday School teacher for many years, most recently serving at Sweat Memorial Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Juanita Faye Beverly; a brother, Billy Beverly, of Waycross; his children, Deborah Ann Boyles (Fred), of St. Marys, Ronnie Beverly (Linda), of Waycross, and Albert Beverly (Jeanie), of Kingsland. Charles and Faye enjoyed the love of their eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to Hospice Satilla Hospice House of Waycross or the Sweat Memorial Baptist Church building fund.
The Beverly family expresses sincere thanks to the Visiting Angels, Hospice Satilla Hospice House and Ware Visiting Nurses who lovingly cared for him during his time of need.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Sweat Memorial Baptist Church.
His grandsons will serve as pallbearers and the staff at Visiting Angels and Hospice House will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Burial will be at the Moore Family Cemetery in Bickley following the funeral.
The family will receive friends at Music Funeral Home tonight from 6 until 8.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Joseph ‘Red’ Knight Jr.
Joseph “Red” Knight Jr., 83, of Morrow, quarterback of the 1949 and 1950 Waycross High School Bulldogs passed away Tuesday morning (Oct. 13, 2015).
He is survived by his wife, Valerie “Val” Knight, and son, Joe Knight III, of Morrow.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Westbrook and the Rev. Al Baines officiating.
Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at the funeral home.
Ford-Stewart Funeral Home Inc. of Jonesboro/Stockbridge is serving the family.