Dr. Richard Manus
Dr. Richard Chesley Manus, 79, went to be with the Lord Monday (Sept. 14, 2015) after an extended illness. He passed peacefully while surrounded by his four loving children.
Dr. Manus was born in Milan, Mich., but was raised in a rural area near Gainesville, Ga. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1954 and taught high school in Smyrna. After several years, he entered the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine graduating in 1960.
He served in the U.S. Public Health Service attaining the rank of Coast Guard captain. After completing his military service, he began his family practice in Austell, Ga., serving patients there for 33 years.
Following retirement from private practice, he volunteered at Luke’s Place in Mableton, treating the indigent and underprivileged of that area for several years. Dr. Manus and his wife of 57 years, Rubye, moved to Waycross five years ago. He continued to volunteer his medical expertise through Kingdom Care while devoting most of his energy as the primary caregiver for his wife who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.
He was a beloved practitioner who touched and helped improve many lives in his 55 years of medical practice.
Dr. Manus was a faithful and devoted husband whose compassion for his ailing wife impacted his entire family. He was a loving, always involved father to his four children, Sharon Burch (Ken), Page Smith (Matt), Richard Manus Jr. (Judy) and Helen Smith (Colin). All followed his example of service through health careers with two attaining doctorates and two acquiring specialized nursing degrees.
Dr. Manus especially enjoyed mentoring and nurturing his 12 grandchildren who knew him as “Moo.” His grandchildren are Zach and Allison Burch, Summer, Courtney, Candace, Matthew, Leah, Chase and Layla Smith, McCall Manus, Evan and Connor Smith.
Dr. Manus produced an example and heritage of unselfish service for his entire family to emulate. A memorial service for Dr. Manus will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be given to Hospice Satilla and Kingdom Care, 800 Beacon St., Waycross.
In reference to further information and online tribute, visit www.cremation-society.com

Willa 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, but 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 she was a member of 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 Westberry, 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 o’clock this evening 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 www.musicfuneralhome.com

Latrell Judkins
Latrell Judkins, 80, of Middleburg, Fla., passed away Thursday (Sept. 17, 2015) at the Custead Care Center in Orange Park, Fla.
She was born Dec. 16, 1934 in Blackshear, daughter of the late Stanley and Cleo (Henderson) Mattox.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend will who be forever missed.
She is survived by her husband, Douglas Judkins; daughters, Cindy Judkins Yeager (Kelly) and Sherri Judkins; grandchildren, Amanda Yeager and Kaila Yeager; great-grandchildren, Hunter Anderson and Annaleigh Anderson; three brothers, Troy (Sue) Mattox, Shelby (Gail) Mattox and Ricky (Becky) Mattox; sisters, Joyce (Ed) Anderson, Vickie Brigman and Clovis (Gene) Simmons.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Tracy “Oats” Mattox, and a sister, Alice Altman.
A memorial service will be held at Beulah Baptist Church in the Hurricane Community at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Sam Quick officiating. Another service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Middleburg, 2645 Blanding Blvd., Middleburg, Fla.
Inurnment will be at a later date at the Jacksonville National Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.broadusraines.com
Arrangements are with Broadus-Raines Funeral Home in Green Cove Springs, Fla.

Frank Gene Jordan Sr.
Frank Gene Jordan Sr., 73, of Eastman, passed away Friday (Sept. 18, 2015) at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 5, 1942, to the late Robert Marion Jordan and Ida Lee Dukes Jordan.
Survivors include his wife, Harriette Merita Jordan, of Eastman; son, Frank Gene Jordan Jr., of Dublin; daughter, Page Jordan, of Macon; two step-sons, Jason Bagley and Mark Lynn Bagley, both of Douglas; stepdaughter, Tammy Bagley Tucker, of Douglas; five brothers; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Jordan, three brothers and one sister.
The funeral was held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Sims Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Todd Sharren and Marie Maxim officiating.
Music was furnished for the service by Michael and Jan Thomas, “Drinking From My Saucer” and CD “Wind Beneath My Wings.”
Active pallbearers were David Wilson, Cody Tucker, Cassidy Vining, David Lewis, Johnny Hall and Jason Bagley.
Interment followed at Tanner Church Cemetery.
Sims Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.