Donald Shuman, 90, of Hoboken, died Friday evening (Sept. 16, 2016) at his residence after a short illness.
He was born in Brantley County to the late Rufus Shuman and Mattie Lee Shuman. He made Hoboken his home for all of his life. A veteran of the United States Army, he served in France during World War II. After returning home from the war, he began work in farming, pulpwooding and turpentine.
He then began a career as a truck driver, driving for numerous trucking companies before retiring. After his retirement, he worked with Laura Walker State Park and Varn Timber.
He was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Maudene Carter Shuman, and a son, Donnie Shuman.
He is survived by two sons, Mike Shuman (wife, Sarah), of Hoboken, Tony Shuman, of Hoboken; two daughters, Diane S. Mayo (husband, Edwin), of St. Simons Island, Kim S. Hughes, of Hoboken; 11 grandchildren, Heather Tucker (husband, Alan), Kelly Edgy (husband, Marcus), Lori Johns (husband, William), Jill Jordan (husband, Justin), Megan A. Shuman, Reva King (husband, Tony), Brad Campbell (wife, Jessica), Donald A. Shuman Jr., John Michael Shuman Jr. (wife, Nastia), Derek Hughes (wife, Allison), Ryan Hughes; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Alvin Shuman, of Hoboken; a sister, Nevada Dixon, of Jacksonville; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral was to be held 11 a.m. today in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.
The family was to receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 10 a.m.
A private family burial will be held in High Bluff Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Anthony D. McDonald
Anthony Dewayne McDonald, 53, of Alma, died Saturday afternoon (Sept. 17, 2016) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Robert E. Bennett
BLACKSHEAR — Robert Edward Bennett, 73, of Blackshear, passed away Saturday morning (Sept. 17, 2016) at his residence following a lengthy illness.
Born in Blackshear, Sept. 30, 1942, he lived in Pierce County most of his life. He was retired from AT&T where he worked as an electronics technician. Good at whatever he did, he built his house himself and never met a problem he couldn’t tackle.
He enjoyed fishing and bowling for several years until dedicating his life to Christ for which he gave 100 percent. He was a very devoted member of Youmans Chapel Baptist Church where he sang in the choir, served as a deacon, the Sunday school superintendent and church treasurer.
Every Sunday at church he would give each child a quarter to put in the offering plate. He and his wife dearly loved children and were known as “the grandparents” of Youmans Chapel. He could always be counted on to hold someone’s baby and keep them entertained during church.
He was a son of the late George Washington Bennett Jr. and Eloise Ruth Ammons Bennett Youmans Chartrand. He was also preceded in death by a step-father, Tracy Langford Youmans Sr., and by a step-brother, Tracy Langford Youmans Jr.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Lynda Tatum Bennett, of Blackshear; two daughters and sons-in-law, Robbie and Scott Beahan and Bobbie and Shannon Walker, all of Blackshear; his step-father, Roland Chartrand, of Harriett’s Bluff; a brother, Carl (Merinda) Bennett, of Houston, Texas; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and all of the children at Youmans Chapel Baptist Church.
The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock at Youmans Chapel Baptist Church.
Interment will be in the Ben James Cemetery.
Visitation will be held this evening from 6 until 8 at Youmans Chapel Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501 or to Youmans Chapel Baptist Church, 3497 Dean Still Road, Blackshear, Ga. 31516.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.
Vicki Cobb Campbell
Vicki Cobb Campbell, 69, of Nashville, Tenn., died Thursday morning (Sept. 15, 2016) at a local hospital in Nashville after an illness.
She was a native of Waycross and the daughter of Izola Jenkins Cobb and Nathaniel “Buddy” Cobb. She graduated from Center High School in 1964.
Local arrangements will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.
Joseph Howard Jr.
Joseph L. Howard Jr., 64, died Sunday evening (Sept. 18, 2016) at his residence after an illness.
Friends are being received at the Howard residence, 1402 Smith Road.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.
Ardelbert Roberson, 71, of Folkston died Saturday morning (Sept. 17, 2016) at Southeast Georgia Health System in St. Marys after an illness.
Friends are being received at the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Bobby and Diana Roberson, 100 Garard St., Folkston.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home of Waycross.
James L. Haynes
A funeral for James Laverne Haynes took place Saturday afternoon at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Carson, Dr. Felix Haynes and Dr. Porky Haynes officiating.
Burial took place in Oakland Cemetery with military rites performed by the U.S. Army.
Serving as active pallbearers were Mike Melton, Johnny Melton, Ralph Melton, Marvin Haynes, Jay Haynes and Mike Haynes.
Honorary pallbearers were John Touchton, Carl Anderson, Donny Sikes, Bud Tatum, Benny Lairsey, Walter Johnson and Tommy Pearson.
Arrangements were with Music Funeral Home.
Annie Louise Johnson
A funeral for the Rev. Annie Louise Johnson took place Sunday afternoon at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Barry Giddens and the Rev. Bill Evener officiating.
Burial took place in Oakland Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Beau Johnson, Kevin Palme, Eric Johnson, Kenny Williams, Jeremiah Johnson and Andrew Johnson.
Arrangements were with Music Funeral Home.
Vivian N. Edwards
The funeral for Vivian N. Edwards, 82, was held Saturday morning at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Fer-Rell M. Malone Sr. and the Rev. Paul Joseph Bailey Jr. officiating.
Pastor James Pharmes and Bishop Clarence Adamson provided the scripture readings from the Old and New Testaments.
Mayor John Knox presented the City of Waycross Proclamation.
The musical selections were provided by the Waycross City Wide Choir.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Bill Cobb, Alonzo Coley, Joseph Simon, Brian Walker, Free Walker, Michael Walker Jr. and Palani Walker.
The flower bearers were the City Wide Ushers.
Arrangements were entrusted to Music Funeral Home.