Mary F. Newberry
A celebration of life service for Mary Francis Hill Newberry, 72, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 702 Arnold McKinney Drive, with the church pastor, the Rev. Fer-Rell M. Malone Sr., offering words of comfort.
She was born to the loving parents of the late Armour Hill Sr. and Evelina Wilson Hill in Jacksonville, Ga., June 3, 1944. She grew up in Hoboken and attended Nahunta Elementary School in Nahunta, and later, Center High School in Waycross.
At an early age, she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior and joined Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church in Blackshear where she served on the usher board. She later moved to Waycross where she united with Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church and served on the Mary and Martha Ministry, Discipleship Ministry and sang in the Voices of Macedonia.
She truly had a zeal for the Lord. It was deeply embedded in her. Even through her illness, her faith grew stronger each and every day.
She had various employments including Pierce County Hospital in Blackshear, Standard Containers in Homerville and Blackshear Apparel Manufacturing. In 1986 she was employed with Memorial Hospital (now Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross) where she worked until her retirement in 2009.
God called her to her heavenly home on Friday (Oct. 21, 2016). In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, David Hill and Jimmy Lee Hill, a brother-in-law, Eugene Wesley Sr., and a niece, Sylvia Wesley Conway.
Those left to cherish her memory include five children, Clinton Newberry Jr., Cynthia Reid (Marcus), Alisa “Toni” Nelson (Alvin), all of Waycross, Sheila Nicosia (Michael), of Bloomfield, N.J., and Carl Newberry, of Korat, Thailand; an adopted daughter, Brenda Taylor (Collaus), of Waycross; two sisters, Elouise Wesley, of Blackshear, and Alberta Graham (Clifford), of Augusta; six brothers, Armour Hill Jr. (Carnette), of Atlanta, Billy George Hill, of Jacksonville, Fla., Aaron Hill, of Augusta, Ronnie Hill (Felicia), of Waycross, Paul Hill and Joseph Hill, both of Blackshear; nine grandchildren, Joshua Sutton, Benjamin Sutton, Tamara Reid, Marcus Reid, all of Waycross, Brittany Sutton, of Riverdale, Alaycia Francis and Francis, both of Bloomfield, N.J., Amber Nelson, of Dallas, Texas, and Angel Nelson, of Kennesaw; 10 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Friends are being received at the Newberry residence, 717 Central Ave., and Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.
The body will lie in repose Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.
Interment will be in Shiloh Cemetery, Blackshear.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.
George ‘Randy’ Blount
George R. “Randy” Blount, 78, died Tuesday morning (Oct. 25, 2016) at St. Vincent’s Riverside, of Jacksonville, Fla., following a brief illness.
He was a native of Brunswick, but lived most of his life in Waycross. He was the son of the late George Greene Blount and Bernadine DeLoach Blount. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Jane Blount, and a brother, F.W. Blount.
He was a graduate of Wacona High School and retired as a supervisor from Bell South. He was a member of Deenwood Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the National Rifle Association. He previously worked with the Boy Scouts of America for 30 years. He served with the Army National Guard for eight years.
He will be remembered as a loving husband and father.
Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Williams “Becky” Blount, of Waycross; a daughter, Kathy J. Griffis (Donnie), of Waycross; a son, Alan Blount (Tonya), of Dublin; two step-daughters, Jessica Tanner (Greg) and Leah Burgeson (Jason), both of Waycross; 12 grandchildren plus their spouses; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Ed Blount (wife, Kate), of Perry; and three sisters-in-law, Judy Blount, of Waycross, Inez Manning, of Clearmont, Fla., and Claudia Harvey, of Orchard Park, N.Y.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Deenwood Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends from 9:45 until 10:45 a.m. Friday at Deenwood Baptist Church.
A private burial will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Q. Perritt
Dorothy “Dot” Quarterman Perritt, 83, died Wednesday afternoon at Bacon County Hospital in Alma following a short illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.
Katie Pettigrew Lundy
The homegoing celebration for Katie Pettigrew Lundy will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Austin Chapel C.M.E., 508 Hamilton St., where the Rev. Twanna Boyd is pastor.
Burial and committal services will follow in Scotland Cemetery, Scotland, Ga. The body will be in repose in the church from 10 a.m. until the service hour.
The cortege will assemble at the home of her daughter, Gwendolyn Jackson, 1101 Dorothy St., Saturday at 10:15 a.m.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 5 until 7 p.m.
She passed away peacefully at Satilla Care Center Saturday (Oct. 22, 2016). She was a native of Scotland, Ga. She made Waycross her home for all of her adult life.
The daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. J.S. Pettigrew, she was the fifth of seven siblings, namely, Clyde Benton Pettigrew, the Rev. Macco Pettigrew (Leona), Susie Pettigrew Morgan (Willie), Robert T. Pettigrew (Mattie) Clishie Pettigrew Eagleson (Wendell) and Cleveland Pettigrew (Edwina), all preceding her in death.
She met and married former steward, the late John D. Lundy Sr. in 1934 and they were blessed with three daughters and one son, namely, Gwendolyn L. Jackson, John D. Lundy Jr., Joyce L. Cherry and Sharon L. Jordan. John Jr. preceded her in death.
She attended Center High School and Southern Business Institute of Jacksonville, Fla. She returned to Waycross and became the secretary/cashier for Afro-American Life Insurance Company and later became the receptionist and medical insurance liaison for the late Dr. O.C. Wynn, Waycross’s first black physician. She further excelled in sewing, cooking and especially baking.
She served beyond the call of duty in her church, Austin Chapel C.M.E. She served as president and treasurer of the Missionary Board, president of the choir, a member of the board of trustees, and on special interest committees for building and furnishing the present edifice.
She was past chairman of the Board of Stewards and past Sunday School teacher. She was also very active with the Eva Lee Cobb Women’s Missionary Society and Austin Seniors.
Her special interest was always the growth and development of the church, and she testified, “God is always first. I walk and talk with God day and night. I quiet myself to listen to His direction each day. I give thanks to Him for all He does for me, my family and my friends. I am well aware that every day, every year, in every aspect, that God is at work renewing, reviving, making new and sustaining the old.””
Those remaining to cherish her memory include, three daughters, Gwendolyn L. Jackson, Dr. Joyce L. Cherry (Dr. Maurice), and Sharon L. Jordan (Dr. Robert); grandchildren, Judge Karen B. Haron (Fred), Karen J. Farr (Christian), Dr. M. Daniel Bennett Jr.; great-grandchildren, Noah Bennett, Nile Bennett, Vivian Farr; nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of loving friends.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online guestbook at www.perrybrothersfuneralhome.com
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycrross.
Joseph Leon Altman
SAVANNAH — Joseph Leon Altman, 91, of Patterson, passed away Wednesday night (Oct. 26, 2016,) at St. Josephs Hospital in Savannah.
Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.
John Wayne Peacock
A funeral for John Wayne Peacock, 78, of Offerman, took place Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home with Pastor David Harrell and Evangelist Scott Corbitt officiating.
Serving as pallbearers were Jessie Stevens, Roman Harrell, Jason Corbitt, Kyle Johnson, Eddie Stevens, Stanley Kimbrell and Jason Tyre.
Burial followed in Waters Cemetery.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.