Maude J. Strickland
Maude J. Strickland, 100, died Thursday (Oct. 22, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following a short illness.
She was born in Roopville, Ga., Nov. 2, 1914, to the late Frank J. Jackson and Mae Eidson Jackson. She was married to the late Dr. Barney Ralph Strickland for more than 59 years.
She attended Berry College for two years where she was on a work scholarship and worked as an attendant to Miss Martha Berry. She also attended to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s mother on her frequent visits to Berry College, and also saw Henry Ford on his many visits there. She later transferred to the University of Georgia, from which she graduated in 1937 with a degree in home economics.
She moved to Waycross in 1998 where she was a member of Jamestown Baptist Church and the Golden Age Sunday School Class.
She is survived by her son, Dennis Jackson Strickland (wife, Sara Ann), of Waycross; two grandchildren, Dennis J. Strickland Jr. (wife, Dawn), of Huntsville, Ala., and Kimberly Ann Strickland Ward (husband, Clark), of Statesboro; one great-granddaughter, Savannah Grace Strickland, of Huntsville, Ala.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family is especially grateful for all her sitters who have been with her many years making her life more enjoyable. They are Evelyne Herndon, Joan Graham, Juanita Boatright and Barbara Robinson. They would also like to thank Dr. Alan Morton and the many doctors and nurses in PCU of the Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross
A funeral will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon at the funeral home from 1:30 until 3 p.m.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

MSgt. Robert E. Dixon
BLAINE, Maine — Robert Erwin Dixon, 81, died Wednesday (Oct. 21, 2015) at the Aroostook Health Center in Mars Hill.
He was born May 28, 1934, the son of the late Mattie (Woodard) Dixon and the Rev. Hughie Dixon of Waycross.
He graduated from Wacona High School in 1952. He joined the U.S. Air Force after graduation, serving 21 years. Among the tours of duties where he served eight years with the 89th MAW, the Presidential Wing at Andrews Air Force Base and one year in Vietnam.
On Nov. 25, 1955, he married Ione Hallowell, of Blaine, Maine.
He was a member of the following Masonic related organizations, Aroostook Lodge No. 197, Garfield Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, St. Aldemars Commandery, Knights Templar and Anah Temple Shrine. He was a life member of Hayward Frazier Post VFW in Presque Isle, Maine. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fort Fairfield, Maine.
He greatly enjoyed playing music with his friends around the County and New Brunswick, Canada, especially Paul Smithkey from Bath. N.B., Warner Archer from Washburn, and Don Peters from Caribou.
He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers, Stanton, Harry, Wendell and Harold, and a very special sister, Mattie Maudine “Shug” and her twin brother, Eugene.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ione (Hallowell) Dixon, of Blaine; brothers, Lamar (wife, Hilda), of Waycross, Jimmy (wife, Martha), of St. Simons Island; sisters, Myra Fisher, of Clarksville, Tenn., and Marilyn (husband, Grady) Thornhill, of Waycross; many special nieces and nephews, who took the time to visit, call or sent notes of encouragement.
A graveside service will be conducted at a later date with full military honors and an Aroostook Masonic Lodge service.
The family requests any memorial gifts be made to the Walter TA Hansen Memorial Library, P.O. Box 1008, Mars Hill, Maine 04758, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 737, Fort Fairfield, Maine 04742, or the charity of personal preference.
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Julian Martin Wilson
Julian Martin Wilson, 69, died Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 20, 2015) at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Gadsden, Ala., following a short illness.
He was born in Pearson and was a longtime resident of Waycross prior to making his home in Alabama. He was the former owner of several restaurants including Farm House Restaurant in Ft. Payne, Ala., Pudding Creek Barbeque, in Collinsville, Ala., Chuck Wagon, which was also in Collinsville, Ala., and Pudding Creek Barbeque in Waycross.
He was also formerly employed with Mincy-Fulford Funeral Home in Waycross.
He was a son of the late Henry Martin Wilson and Lillian Newbern Wilson. He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Martin Wilson.
He is survived by his daughter, Heather Wilson Alvira (Sergio), of Snellville; three grandchildren, Caitlin Campbell, Savannah Clanton and Isabella Alvira; a sister, Marie Bailey (Earl), of Nashville; and a nephew, Anthony Booth (Amy), of Nashville.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 24, 2015) at Kettle Creek Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Saturday at Music Funeral Home from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Dean M. Howman
Mr. Dean Milton Howman, 72, of Springfield (formerly of Blackshear), died Tuesday morning (Oct. 20, 2015) at his residence following an extended illness.
Born Feb. 15, 1942 in Alliance, Ohio, he was a son of the late Fred and Ruth McConnell Howman.
He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era and lived in various places before moving to Titusville, Fla., in the late 1980s. He moved to Blackshear in 2003 where he owned L&D Boarding Stables before moving last year to Springfield to live near his daughter.
He had been a member of the Ware County Saddle Club, the Stone Cold Motorcycle Club, the American Legion and the Rincon Senior Center. He was also an avid dancer.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Mantwill Howman; his brother, Calvin Howman; and his sisters, Cindy Pallozi and Sharon Hobbs.
Survivors include his daughter, Denean DeRusso (Lawrence Gammons), of Springfield; his son, Randy Howman (wife, Candi), of Lewistown, Mont.; seven grandchildren, Amanda Kelly, Symone DeRusso, Todd Ruark, Jonathan Howman, Jeremy Howman, Tristan Howman and Falon Howman; five great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Rick Pallozi, of Phoenix, Ariz.; his best friend, Dave Cranfill, of Blackshear; and many friends and other relatives.
Memorialization is by cremation.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.