Juanita Sapp Whiddon
Juanita Sapp Whiddon, 97, died Monday (Oct. 19, 2015) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities after an extended illness.
She was born Jan. 7, 1918, the first child and daughter of the late Lee Otis Sapp and Meta Davis Sapp of Mershon.
She was married to her husband of 60 years, the late James Tyson Whiddon Sr. Along with her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a grandson, James Tyson Whiddon III and a sister, Louise Sapp Williford.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Waycross.
She was a keen bridge player in several local bridge clubs and would coach the rules of Table Bridge to those interested in learning.  She was a member of the Green Thumb Garden Club, where she was often first in show in regional flower arranging competitions.
She is survived by a daughter, Jan Whiddon Damouni, of London; a son, James “Jim” Tyson Whiddon Jr., of Rincon; three grandchildren, Anthony Lee Whiddon, of Springfield, Sasha Damouni-Ellis and Nadia G. Damouni, of New York City; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Sapp Dunbar, of Waycross; two nieces, Sandra Dunbar Boatright, of Blackshear, and Cindy Dunbar Sattler, of St. Marys; a nephew, Dorris “Buddy” Williford Jr., of Fayettville; and numerous other relatives.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday in Oakland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com

Harry Franklyn Watts
Harry Franklyn Watts, 70, died Sunday night (Oct. 18, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following an extended illness.
He was born in Jacksonville, Fla., but had lived in Waycross most of his life. He was a former detective with the Waycross Police Department, Blackshear Police Department and the Ware County Sheriff’s Office. He attended Eagles Flight Ministries.
He was son of the late Harry Woodrow Watts and Ethel Brooker Watts.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Watts, of Waycross; two children, Bill Watts (Carrie), of Waycross and Cheryl Jacobs (Michael), of Waycross; a step-daughter, Kim Stewart (Mike), of Jasper, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Sage Jacobs, Abigail Watts, Christopher Watts, Jagger Watts, Jarrett Watts, Kolt Watts, Bunny Watts, Jadyn Lessman, Jordan Plemmons (Ryan) and Samuel Lessman; a sister, Katheryn Martinenza, of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, George Watts, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Michael Watts (Margie), of Waycross; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
The family will be receiving friends Wednesday at the funeral home from noon until 2 p.m.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Marsha Gail O’Berry
A funeral for Marsha Gail O’Berry, 61, who died Friday night (Oct. 16, 2015) at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside in Jacksonville, Fla. after an extended illness, was held Monday morning at Swamp Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Joey Chancey, the Rev. Joe Chancey, the Rev. Clayton Davis and the Rev. Richard Jeffers officiating.
She was a native of Alma, but she lived most of her life in Waycross. In 2011, she retired from Satilla Regional Medical Center as a LPN.
She was a member of Swamp Road Baptist Church.
She was the daughter of the late B.B. Tanner.
Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Junior O’Berry, of Waycross; one daughter, Stacey Marie O’Berry, of Waycross; her mother, Betty Jean Waters Tanner, of Waycross; one brother, David Tanner, of Waycross; two sisters, Wanda Joiner, of Waycross, and Sandra Miles, of Brantley County; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Burial followed in Swamp Road Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Denny Dixon, Timmy Corley, Mark Griffin, Stanley Johnson, Tony Thomas and Coley Thrift.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Jean Johnson Chancey
Jean “Illa Jean” Johnson Chancey, 88, of Alma died early Monday morning (Oct. 19, 2015) at her home after an extended illness.
She was a native of Bacon County, daughter of the late John Randall Johnson and Nora Douglas Johnson Sibley and was also preceded in death by her husband, John Ravenell “J.R.” Chancey, a brother and sister-in-law, Douglas Odell Johnson and wife Virginia, and a granddaughter, Allison McDaniel.
Illa Jean retired from Georgia Natural Gas Company after 26 years of employment.
Survivors are two daughters Beverly McDaniel, of Waycross, Lisa Lovell (Jeffery P.), of Alma; two step-grandchildren, Jeffery E. Lovell, Martha Cardell, U.S. Marines in San Diego, Calif.; nephews, Charles Randall Johnson (Pam), Sunny, Ben and Casey, of Jacksonville, Fla., Billy Chancey (Eula), of Alma, Larry (Pat) Chancey, of Daytona; nieces, Connie Johnson, of Alma, Judy Nease (Darvin), of Savannah; and a special cousin, Bill Johnson (Linda), of Alma.
A funeral will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Pine Level Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Eric Brown, the Rev. Wayne Miracle ministering and a eulogy by Bill Johnson. Interment will follow in Wesley Chapel Church Cemetery on Highway 203.
The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home this evening between 6 and 8.
Active pallbearers will be Billy Chancey, Larry “Pat” Chancey, Sean Turner, Cameron Johnson, Lindon Brantley and Herman Ryals. Honorary pallbearers will be Advantage Home Health Care Employee’s and Hospice Care Options of Fitzgerald Employee’s.
Crosby Funeral Home is in charge of all the arrangements.

Donald Cecil Cawthon,
Dorothy Cawthon
A funeral for Donald Cecil Cawthon and his wife, Dorothy Smith Cawthon, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Eliam Baptist Church in Melrose, Fla., with burial to follow in Eliam Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until noon Wednesday at the Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home in Keystone Heights, Fla.
Dorothy Smith Cawthon died Friday (Oct. 16, 2015). Donald Cecil Cawthon died Sunday morning (Oct. 18, 2015).
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.jonesgallagherfh.com

Aaron Levi Harper Jr.
Aaron Levi Harper Jr., 50, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Waycross, passed away Monday (Oct. 12, 2015) in Austin, Texas.
The family is receiving friends at the residence of his sister, Edna McGriff, 1002 Long Bewick St.
Funeral Arrangements and a list of survivors will be announced later by Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

David Charles Wilson
BLACKSHEAR — David Charles Wilson, 37, of 317 Pomeroy St., Blackshear, passed away suddenly Saturday (Oct. 17, 2015) from a fatal gunshot wound.
The family is receiving friends at the home of his mother, Rose B. Carter, 823 Mimosa St.
Funeral arrangements and a list of survivors will be announced later by Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

Infant Kayden Lewis,
Master Camden Torres
OFFERMAN — A joint funeral for Infant Kayden Elijah Lewis and, Master Camden Anthony Torres, 2, was held Monday at 11 a.m. at Foster Cemetery.
Officiating was the Rev. R.C. James.
Interment was in the Foster Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Lance Corporal J.J. Mackey and Staff Sergeant Matthew Storrs.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Roosevelt Johnson
A memorial service for Roosevelt “Ted” Johnson was held Monday afternoon at Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Barry Giddens officiating.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.