Casey Nicole Davis
BAXLEY — Casey Nicole Davis, 21, of Surrency, died Monday (Oct. 5, 2015) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born Aug. 26, 1994 in Jacksonville, Fla., daughter of Alfred Kent Davis III and Lorene Suzanne Baker Davis.
She was a member of Zion Baptist Church and a graduate of Appling Christian Academy, class of 2013 where she won Miss ACA 2013. She was crowned homecoming queen in 2013.
She was employed by the Appling County Sheriff’s Department as a 911 dispatcher, and the Appling County Christian Academy as a preschool assistant.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Wanell and Evie Baker and Patricia Ann Tillman Davis.
Survivors include her parents, Kent and Lori Davis, of Surrency; a sister and brother-in-law, Shelby and Mallory Harvey, of Baxley; an aunt and uncle, Cheryl and Jerry Sloan, of Waycross; nephews, Kade and Davis Harvey, of Baxley; grandfather, Alfred Kent Davis Jr; a great-aunt and uncle, Etwinda and Stanley Tillman, of Surrency; her boyfriend, Cameron Dyal; and several friends and extended family.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Appling Christian Academy with the Rev. Wayne Williamson and the Rev. Lee Whitaker officiating.
Visitation will be this evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at Swain Funeral Home.
Interment will follow in Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers are the Appling County Sheriff’s Department deputies.
Honorary pallbearers are the student body and staff of Appling Christian Academy and the Appling Christian Academy class of 2013 and all friends and family in attendance.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

Alyssa Gibbs Hersey
Alyssa Kelly Gibbs Hersey, 33, of Blackshear, passed away Tuesday (Oct. 6, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
Born in Fayetteville, N.C. Aug. 23, 1982, she lived in Pierce County since 2005. She was a homemaker and loved taking care of her family.
Survivors include her husband, Terry Hersey, of Blackshear; two daughters, Angel Rose Long and Elizabeth Mae Hersey, both of Blackshear; two sons, Ronnie Lee Long III and Dominic Hersey, both of Blackshear; her mother, Roberta Smith Gibbs, of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; her father and step-mother, Thomas and Heather Gibbs, of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Tommy Gibbs, of Jacksonville, and Bobby Gibbs, of Hawaii; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
The family will have a celebration of life service at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorials be made to Alyssa’s children in care of their grandmother, Roberta Gibbs, at 39 Victory Court, Jacksonville Beach, Fla. 32250.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jura Mae Thomas
A celebration of life service for Jura Mae Denson Thomas will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, 702 Arnold McKinney Drive, where the Rev. Fer-Rell M. Malone Sr. is pastor.
Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.
The body will lie in repose Monday at the church from 9 a.m. to the hour of service.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Fluker Funeral Home, 985 Ossie Davis Parkway.
Friends will be received at the residence of Julia Mae Holmes, 1609 Toomer St., beginning Sunday.
She was born Jan. 17, 1924 in Waycross to the late Herbert Denson and Roxie Myrick Denson. She received her formal education from the public school system of Waycross.
She was joined in holy matrimony to the late O.D. Thomas.
She served as a caregiver for several prominent families in Waycross and also worked at the Baptist Village Nursing Home for 10 years as a nurse aide. She was a loving, caring confidant and a “mighty prayer warriors” who believed that prayer can change any situation.
On Saturday evening (Oct. 3, 2015) at her family’s home in Desoto, Texas, she departed this life after a short illness.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth E. Denson, and a grandson, Charles Holmes II.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Carol Holmes (husband, Charles), of Desoto, Texas; grandchildren, Kimberty Taylor (husband, Anthony), of Waycross, Kenneth Denson Jr. (wife, Lori), of Fayetteville, N.C., Roderick Denson, of Waycross, Darrell Denson, of Kentucky, Camille Holmes, of Dallas, Texas, Chasity Sanders (husband, Kendyll), of Dallas, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Ineva Denson, of Waycross; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.

Tony E. Dyson
Tony E. Dyson, 66, died Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 29, 2015) at Memorial Health in Savannah.
He was a native of Ware County, but resided in Blackshear. He served in the United States Army for two years. He was formerly employed by Clayton and Garden Mobile Homes.
He was the son the late Thedus Corbitt, and grandson of the late Clarence and Eula Dyson. He was preceded in death by many uncles.
Survivors include one daughter, Debbie Dyson Jackson (husband, Terrance), of Florida, one sister, Brenda Sue Davis, two brothers, David Gainey (Deen) and David Buchanan, and numerous aunts and uncles he was raised with.
A graveside memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 10, 2015) at Friendship Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Millwood.
Music Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Violet Lee Hickox
Violet Lee Hickox, 96, of Folkston, passed away Friday (October 9, 2015).
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Shepard Funeral Home in Folkston.

Beulah Lee Davis
Beulah Lee Dukes Davis, 84, of Rochester, N.Y. (formerly of Waycross), passed away Saturday (Oct. 3, 2015) following a brief illness.
A homegoing service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at New Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 901 Ossie Davis Parkway, where the church pastor, the Rev. Jackie Hooper will officiate.
Burial and committal service will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.
The body will lie in repose in the church from 10 a.m. until the service hour.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 5 until 7 p.m.
Born in Statesboro, June 29, 1931, she was a loving mother, friend, cousin and sister.
Survivors include two brothers, Walter Dukes and Ben Dukes, of Waycross; one sister, Ella Mae Simon, of Waycross; five sons, Richard Davis, Sammy Davis, Harry Davis, of Blackshear, Allen Davis, of Alapaha, and Eddie Lee Davis, of Brunswick; six daughters, Josephine Smith, Mary Dukes-Wilson, Jessie Davis, Patricia Davis, Marlene Davis and Teresa Davis, of Blackshear.
Sympathy may be expressed at the online guestbook at
Professional services are entrusted to Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.

Hellen F. Harden
Hellen F. Harden, 59, died suddenly Thursday morning (Oct. 8, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
She was born in Homerville, but resided in Ware County most of her life. She was a retired school bus driver for the Ware County Board of Education and former secretary at University Blvd. Church of God. She was a member of Cornerstone Church of God.
She was a daughter of the late Roy Thomas Flowers and Elizabeth Higgs Selph. She was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher Flowers.
She is survived by her husband, Emory David Harden, of Waycross; two children, Emory David Harden II, of Waycross, and Christina Harden Walker, of Waycross; five grandchildren, Kaylie Brooke Cox, Courtney Nicole Harden, Taylor Lynn Harden, Dalton Michael Walker, and Zachary David Walker; one great-grandchild, Kinley Grace Cox; three brothers, Edward Flowers, of Argyle, Cody Flowers (Margaret), of Jacksonville, Fla., and Wayne Flowers, of Jacksonville, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 12 p.m. Monday at Cornerstone Church of God. Burial will follow at Mt. Green Cemetery.
The family will be receiving friends Sunday afternoon at the church from 1 until 4 o’clock.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Willis Wayne Brewer
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —Willis Wayne Brewer, 72, of Waycross, passed away Wednesday (Oct. 7, 2015) at St. Vincent’s Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.