Sarah Belle Booth
HOMERVILLE — Sarah Belle Booth’s Savior and Heavenly Father welcomed her into her new home in Heaven Friday (Sept. 18, 2015).
She passed away at Langdale Hospice House in Valdosta, after an extended illness. She was 91. She was born Feb. 1, 1924, in Clinch County, to the late George W. Cason and Blanche Griffis Cason.
A beloved mother and grandmother, she grew up in Clinch County and was a high school graduate. She married Marcus Ray Booth in 1943 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1982.
She spent her adult life in Homerville, working as a secretary for the ASCS office and for the late Folks Huxford for two years from May 1966 until May 1968.
She was appointed deputy clerk of the Clinch County Superior Court in May 1968 and served in that position until her commission as clerk of the Superior Court appointment by then Gov. Jimmy Carter on Jan. 1, 1973. She served three additional uncontested terms as clerk of court retiring in December 1988. She operated an extremely efficient office and made many needed improvements during her tenure.
In May 1992, the Alapaha Bar Association presented her the Liberty Bell Award for her outstanding devotion and contributions to the legal profession.
She was a member of First Baptist Church and was active in Sunday School and volunteered for many church projects. She enjoyed reading and studying her Bible. She loved needlework and was a gourmet cook.
She is survived by two sons, Deryl Booth, Eastover, S.C., and Wendell Booth (Martha), Lakeland; one grandson, Justin Mark Booth (Dannyelle), Lakeland; one great-granddaughter; Remi Booth; and one sister, Edith Nell Delk (Bruce), Homerville.
She was preceded in death by a brother, L.C. Cason, and a daughter-in-law, Sylvia Booth.
The funeral was scheduled for 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church, Homerville, with the Rev. Paul Fulton, the Rev. Danny Issac and the Rev. Bill Watson, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Pine Forest Cemetery. Visitation was at Roundtree Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation at 315 Second St. West, Tifton, Ga. 31794.
Condolences may be conveyed at the online registry at
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

John ‘Billy’ Lee Sr.
HOBOKEN — John “Billy” Lee Sr., 74, of Hoboken, died Saturday morning (Sept. 19, 2015) at his residence after an extended illness.
Born in Hoboken, he was the son of the late Henry George and Thelma Lane Lee.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ira Wayne Lee and Baby brother Lee, two sisters, Ann Thrift and Evon Woodard, two sisters-in-law, Alvie Chesser and Janice O’Neal, and two brothers-in-law, Jack O’Neal and Donnie Smith.
He was a lifelong farmer and served in the United States Army and the National Guard.
He attended Primitive Baptist Church and was a great carpenter who loved building things.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy Batten Lee, of Hoboken; three sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Peggy Lee, of Clinton, Utah, Jabo and Leigh Ann Lee, of Nahunta, and Little Billy Lee, of Hoboken; a daughter, Karen Lee; seven grandchildren, Haustin Lee, Bryson Lee, Dalton Lee, Garrett Lee, Kortnee Lee, Skye Lee and Shelby Lee; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Harry and Vanessa Lee, of Hoboken, Larry and Glenda Lee, of Blackshear, George Lee, of Thomasville, and Mike Lee, of Albany; two sisters, Nell Giddens, of Waycross, and Shirlene Banks, of Jesup; three sisters-in-law and their families, Ruby Lee and Charles Waldron and children, Faye and Lance O’Neal and family, and Edith Smith and family; special aunt, Mayce Lee, of Hoboken; special friends, Cindy Altman, Stacy and Shannon Walker and their girls, and Rocky and Dana Carter all of Hoboken; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be held this evening starting at 6 o’clock at his residence, 134 Palm St., Hoboken.
A funeral will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at High Bluff Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Daniel Drawdy, Elder Freddie Thomas and Elder Eddie Lee officiating.
Burial will follow in High Bluff Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Greg Lee, Sidney Lee, Charles Harris, Stacy Walker, Rocky Carter and Roger Crews.
Honorary pallbearers will be the class of 1958, Stanley Edwards, Jimmy Woodard, Wayne and Cindy Altman, Dane Phelps, Ricky Crews, Robert Moore, Hamp Ammons, Hampton Ammons, Robert Thomas and the employees of Heartland Hospice.
Pallbearers are asked to be at the church Tuesday by 2:30 p.m.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

James Alvin Pearson
James Alvin Pearson, 86, of Blackshear, died Saturday afternoon (Sept. 10, 2015) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House following an extended illness.
Born Aug. 16, 1929, in Meriwether County, he was a son of the late John Lowell and Bertha Thrift Pearson. He grew up in the Warm Springs area before moving to Blackshear when he was 16 years old.
He was a farmer and was a former manager of Pierce Trading Company Feed and Seed. He also served as a school bus driver with the Pierce County School System and worked with King Edward Cigar.
He was a longtime member of Beulah Baptist Church where he attended the Senior Adult Sunday School Class.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nella Faye Peacock Pearson, his sister, Louise Richburg, and his brothers, Junior Pearson, N.B. Walden and Virgil Walden.
Survivors include his two daughters, Linda Sapp (husband, D.R.) and Sharon Roberson (husband, Larry), all of Blackshear; a special niece, Sue Meeks, of Madison, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Brad Sapp (wife, Heidi), of Hollywood, S.C., Brent Sapp (wife, Heather), of Winston Salem, N.C., Lauren Roberson Klein (husband, Casey), of Franklin, Tenn., and Zach Roberson, of Blackshear; four great-grandchildren, Garrett and Ethan James Sapp, both of Winston Salem, N.C., and Caroline and Madelyn Sapp, both of Hollywood, S.C.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
A funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Beulah Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Beulah Baptist Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

Arney L. Herrin Jr.
Arney L. Herrin Jr., 68, died suddenly Saturday evening (Sept. 19, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Waycross where he graduated from Ware County High School. A Georgia Police Academy graduate, he retired from the Ware County Sheriff’s Department as chief deputy in 1996. As a private investigator, he owned and operated Herrin and Associates. He served in the National Guard and was the first licensed polygrapher in Waycross.
He was the son of the late Arney L. Herrin Sr. and Lovie Mae Morgan Herrin.
Survivors include his wife, Linda James Herrin, of Waycross; three children, Tammy Herrin Horlock (Chris), Arney Lee Herrin III and Rhonda Herrin Lee (Billy); eight grandchildren, Dean Oliver (Brittany), Brianna Oliver (Daniel), Kristyn Horlock Dial (K.D.), Kaitlyn Horlock Thigpen (Jed), Hunter Lee, Destiny Herrin, Elizabeth Herrin and Emma Herrin; four great-grandchildren, Karalee and Karaline Oliver, Blakeley Oliver and Bridan Cox; one brother, Billy Ray Herrin (Becky); one step-sister, Judy McWhorter; one nephew, Jesse Herrin; two nieces, Jennifer Nolan and Tori Rogers; and numerous other relatives.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Wilma Mae Lee
Willa Mae Lee, 97, died Sunday morning (Sept. 20, 2015) at her residence in Bickley after an extended illness.
She was a native of Coffee County who lived most of her life in Ware County.
A 1936 Wacona High School graduate, she worked with her husband on farming interests in Ware County.
She was a member of Bickley United Methodist Church for 63 years, and the Ware County Farm Bureau.
An ultimate caregiver, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she loved her family fiercely and unconditionally always putting their needs before her own.
She was the daughter of the late Willie Hutcheson and Hattie Thomas Hutcheson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Lee, four sisters, Mary Euclee Hutcheson, Eloise Turner, Billie Gloria Hutcheson and Orita Hutcheson, and one brother, Denney Hutcheson.
Survivors include three children, Glenda Brooks (Sonny), of Savannah, Mary Ann Denton (Lloyd), of Bickley, and Jan Outlaw (Jimmy), of Kingsland; six grandchildren, Paige Ramos (Ramon), of Savannah, Bryant Brooks (Joan), of Atlanta, David Denton (Evelyn), of Bickley, Casey Johnson (Reggie), of Cottonwood, Ala., Cory Danner (Andrew), of White Oak, and Katherine Carbaugh (Ken), of Kingsland; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Fleeta Thrift, of Waycross; one sister-in-law, Reba Hutcheson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bickley United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Bickley.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Music Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Bickley United Methodist Church, 8040 Old Nicholls Highway, Nicholls, Ga. 31554, or Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Emory Black Jr.
Emory Black Jr., 68, of 1504 Delaware St., Waycross, passed early Friday morning (Sept. 18, 2015) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House after a brief illness.
The family is currently receiving friends at the residence.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

Lynda May Cribb
A graveside service for Lynda May Cribb took place Sunday afternoon in Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Williams officiating.
Arrangements were with Music Funeral Home.

Mary Olive Tuten
A funeral for Mary Olive Tuten took place Saturday morning in the Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Andy Velie officiating.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Serving as active pallbearers were Brian Lee, Bill Lee, Mike Lee, Dee Fales, Keith Fales and Jamie Crews.

James J. Hadaway Jr.
A funeral for James J. Hadaway Jr. was held Sunday afternoon at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Barry Giddens officiating. Burial followed Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Stewart III, Sam Stewart, Deen Stewart, Rees Gibson, Mark Gibson, Dr. David Morton and Tommy Tapley.
Military honors were provided by the Marine Military Honor Team.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Marcia McQuaig
A graveside service for Marcia G. McQuaig was held Saturday morning at the Victory Methodist Church Cemetery in Manor with the Rev. Dwayne Tanner officiating.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Ellen A. Thomas
A graveside service for Ellen Christine Aldridge Thomas was held Saturday morning at Greenlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Janice Thrift officiating.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.