Little Carey James Sr.
Little Carey James, Sr., 85, passed away Saturday night (Sept. 12, 2015) at his residence following a brief illness.
A native of Manor, he was preceded in death by his parents, Troy Berton James and Rosa Estelle Steedley James, a sister, Mildred Gilliard, brothers, Troy B. James, Jr., W.D. James, Marion James, and a granddaughter, Angela Rai Thornton.
He was retired in 1972 from the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War and Vietnam War. He was a member of Victory Methodist Church and was an integral member of the Church and Manor Community.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Theta A. “Tweet” Booth James, of Manor; three daughters, Karen Ewers (husband, Jack), of Jacksonville, Fla., Bella James Mathis (husband, Edwin), of Waresboro, Lucy James White (husband, Jimi), of Manor; a son, Carey James Jr. (wife, Lisa Baker James), of Cumming; seven grandchildren, Jessica Tanner (husband, Nick Jasser), Chad Mixon (wife, Jamie), Roxanne Aldridge (husband, Jarred), Carter White, Haley Musgrove (husband, Zach), Lauren James and Taylor James; six great-grandchildren, Gage Jasser, Tanner Jasser, Jaya Jasser, Abbie Gillis, Kendall Mixon and Alexis Aldridge; four sisters, Louise Macik and Jean Gilliard, both of Jacksonville, Fla., Lucille Hardeman, of Conyers, Joyce Saliba, of Valdosta; five brothers, Morris James, of Jacksonville, Fla., Kenneth James, of San Antonio, Texas, Billy James, of Manor, Tommy James and Terry James, both of Waycross; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Victory Methodist Church. Burial will be in Victory Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church Wednesday night from 6 until 8.
The family request memorials to be given to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501 or Victory Methodist Church, 5062 Booth Church Road, Manor, Ga. 31550.
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Deborah Lee Rhodes
Deborah Lee Rhodes, 58, died Saturday morning (Sept. 12, 2015) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House in Waycross after an extended illness.
She was born in New Orleans, La., to the late Clinton and Laura Kammerdiener. She was an employee of Satilla Regional Medical Center (now Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross) for the past 22 years.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waycross and also loved to spend time with her dogs which she considered her second children.
She was preceded in death by her long time love, Larry Kemper Rhodes, and a sister, Margaret Higginbotham.
She is survived by a son, Paul Rhodes, of Waycross; a sister, Evelyn Davis (husband, John), of Pooler; a brother, James Kammerdiener, of Oil City, Pa.;, and a niece, Cindy Kopf, of Pooler.
Memorialization is by cremation.
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Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Wilma Mae Brooker
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Wilma Mae Richards Brooker, 80, of Blackshear, was held Monday morning at 11 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Officiating were the Rev. Buddy Griner and the Rev. John Carlton.
Interment was in the Laura Chapel Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Otis Chandler, Larry Altman, Terry Herrin, Lannis Deal, Tim Duke and Jerry Walker.
Honorary pallbearers were the Pink Ladies, ladies auxiliary and beauty shop volunteers at Pierce County Nursing Home.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Edward Austin Jr.
A funeral for Edward Austin Jr. took place Saturday with a graveside service at 11 a.m. at the Ride Cemetery, 5600 Aaron Way, Patterson.
Pastor Thomas Smith Jr., of St. James Missionary Baptist Church on the Ridge, Patterson, brought uplifting words of comfort to the family and congregation.
Rainge Memorial Chapel, Inc., was in charge of the services.