Kyle Richard Knight
Kyle Richard Knight, 47, died Monday morning (Sept. 28, 2015) at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born in Topeka, Kan., and had been living in Waycross for the past two years, moving from Cheyenne, Wyo.
He was the son of the late Don Knight and Beverly Jean Dempsey Knight. He worked for the State of Wyoming as a supervisor in the IT department. He attended Bickley United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Talethia D. Knight, of Millwood; one daughter, Crystal Knight, of Oregon; one son, Kyle Knight, of Oregon; one sister, Karen Arnold (husband, Tim), of Queen Creek, Ariz.; three brothers, Greg Knight (wife, Stephanie), Randy Knight (wife, Lori) and Chris Knight (wife, Gina), all of Salina Kan.; one step-daughter, Alexandria Renee Weekley, of Millwood; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Music Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorialization is by cremation.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Roy Michael Rainey Jr.
ST. MARYS — Roy Michael Rainey Jr., 52, of St. Marys, passed away Monday (Sept. 28, 2015) at UF Health Shands in Jacksonville, Fla.
He was born Aug. 7, 1963 in Rockledge, Fla. He resided in Camden County for the past 26 years, and was a 1981 graduate of Ware County High School. He was a graduate of Valdosta State University where he received his educational specialist degree in guidance and counseling.
He was also the band director for Camden County High and St. Marys Middle School. He was a member of Point Peter Baptist Church, and served as minister of music.
He was a loving son, husband, brother, father and uncle.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Point Peter Baptist Church with Pastor Douglas Gibson officiating.
A private inurnment will be held at a later date.
Survivors include his wife, Mitzie L. Rainey, of St. Marys; mother, Ival Rainey, of Waycross; two children, Shelby Nicole Rainey and Roy Michael “Trey” Rainey III, both of St. Marys; sister, Shelia Rainey Murphy, of Hodgenville, Ky.; sisters-in-law, Ann Flowers, of Homerville, and Nancy Miller, of Jackson, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy M. Rainey Sr.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Jimmy L. Perry Sr.
A celebration of life service for Jimmy Lee Perry will be held Friday at noon at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 1700 Martin Luther King Drive, where the Rev. Alfred Stevens Jr. is pastor and his nephew, Pastor Jimmy R. Boyd, will offer words of comfort.
Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Public visitation will be held Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5 to 6 p.m. at Fluker Funeral Home, 985 Ossie Davis parkway.
The body will lie in repose Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.
Born June 26, 1940 in Waycross, he was the oldest of eight children born to the late Jordan Perry II and Frances Williams Perry.
He received his formal education from the Waycross public school system and graduated from Center High School in 1959. He served as class president and was a star running back for the varsity team where he was known for his outstanding speed. He furthered his education by attending Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Fla.
He joined Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church at an early age under the leadership of the late Rev. Paul Mc Kedrick.
He was united in holy matrimony to Louise Reed and this union was blessed with a daughter and two sons.
His love for sports, especially football, manifested itself in him by coaching little league football and playing in the Adult Football League. He worked and retired with 37 years of service from CSX Transportation.
On Thursday (Sept. 24, 2015) he entered into eternal rest after a brief illness. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jordan (June Bug) Perry III, and a sister, Charlotte Perry Spencer.
Those left to cherish his memory include his devoted wife of 56 years, Louise Reed Perry; a daughter, Sheena Causer (Anthony), of Waycross; two sons, Jimmy Perry Jr. (Melline), of Blackshear, and Jason Perry (Bettie), of Kenner, La.; a granddaughter, Jyssica Perry: three grandsons, Henry E. Chubb (Miranda), Demarius Causer and Anthony DeMetrius Causer; a great-granddaughter, Nakiyah Chubb; sisters, Alice Faye Boyd (Albert), of Waycross, and Athylene Grant (Wade), of Blackshear; brothers, Franklin Perry (Eldra), of Memphis, Tenn., Pastor Davis Perry, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Martin Perry (Ann), of Birmingham, Ala.: sister-in-law, Ester Perry, of Forrest, Miss.; brothers-in-law, Paul Spencer, of Hopewell, Va., Bennie Reed (Diane), of Waycross, and Curtis Reed (Veronica), of Brunswick: uncles, Clifford Williams (Yvonne), of Waycross, and Glenmore Perry (Rose), of Erie, Pa.; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Friends are being received at the family residence, 1405 Bokum St.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.

Juanita B. Sloan
BLACKSHEAR — Juanita Leona Bailey Sloan, 83 of Blackshear, passed away Sunday morning (Sept. 27, 2015) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House following a short illness.
Born in Waycross, Nov. 11, 1931, she lived in Pierce County all of her adult life. She and her late husband, Hubert William Sloan Sr., ran a child care business, Children’s Corner Day Care, from their home for many years and were known by everyone as Mama “Granny” and Papa Sloan.
The Sloans touched many children’s lives over the years and if you grew up not staying with them, you wanted to. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
She was a daughter of the late Jesse Franklin Bailey Sr. and Juanita Harvey Bailey. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Elbert Sloan, a step-daughter, Janelle Hickox, two sisters, Patricia “Pat” Murray and Linda Herrin, and a brother, Jesse Bailey Jr.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Connie Sue and George Dryden, of Hoboken; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert and Glenda Griffin, of Douglas, and Tony and Michelle Griffin and Hubert “Huz” Sloan, all of Blackshear; two step-sons, Jerry and Susan Sloan, of Blackshear, and Jimmy and Marion Sloan, of Hartsville, S.C.; two sisters, Annette Griffin, of Blackshear, and Joan Herrin, of Waycross; a brother, Richard (Sharon) Bailey, of Screven; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Her children are honoring her wishes to not have any services for her. If you would like to visit with the family you are welcome to stop by their home.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501 or to First Baptist Church Children’s Department, 670 Main St., Blackshear, Ga. 31516.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

Geneva Farrow
Geneva Farrow of Waycross, died Thursday (Sept. 24, 2015).
She was the daughter of the late Ben and Annie Spradley Watkins, and was born in Wagener, S.C., Sept. 15, 1931.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Franklin Cadwell, and her second husband, Cecil Farrow. She has left several nephews and nieces to mourn her death including Wanda Jordan and Pam McMillan who lovingly cared for her in her later years.
She dedicated her life to the only true God Jehovah and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1942. She loved studying the Bible and sharing Bible truths and her personal hope with others. Although she knew that some humans would die and go to heaven to serve as dings and priests with Jesus Christ, her personal hope was to live forever on a paradise earth in perfect health. She confidently put her hope in the resurrection. She loved sharing these Bible truths with others and did so diligently for 73 years. Many of these years she served as a full time evangelizer.
One of the many scriptures that she loved was Revelation 21: 3-4 which says: “With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: ‘Look! The tent of God is with Mankind, and she will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with the. 4. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 10) at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1500 South Georgia Parkway, Waycross.
All are invited to hear a comforting message from the Bible.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Hubert Dean
Hubert Dean, 85, of St. Simons Island (formerly of Blackshear) died Monday morning (Sept. 28, 2015) at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick following an extended illness.
Born March 20, 1931, in Adel, he was a son of the late John Wesley Dean and Hulda Sweat Dean Banks. He lived most of his life in Pierce County before moving to St. Simons Island in 2005. He was retired from Reuben Brothers Shoe Factory and worked many years at the skating rink in Blackshear. He was a member of Hacklebarney Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Brenda Gail Davis Passmore, and all his brothers and sisters, Elbert Dean, Alex Dean, Albert Dean, Emmett Dean, Ora Lee Dean, Dessie Dean Suggs, Lois Dean Carter Harris and Katie Bradley Grant.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Dean, of St. Simons Island; his son, Keith Dean (wife, Debbie), of Waverly; four grandchildren, Brandon Keith Dean (wife, Ashley), of Waverly, Shannon Dean Aguilar (husband, Frank), of Kingsland, Ryon Blake Dean, of Waverly, and Phillip Davis (wife, Kim), of Waycross; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will take place Thursday morning at 11 o’clock in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Blackshear City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

Emory Black Jr.
The funeral for Emory Black Jr. was held Saturday at Zachary Holiness Church, 1810 Panama Ave., Waycross. Elder Clarence Adamson, pastor, delivered words of comfort from II Corinthians 5:1-5.
Final resting place was in the northeast section of Oakland Cemetery in Waycross.
Active pallbearers were Andrew Johnson, Robert Hall, Jeffrey Sanders, Eddie Conaway, Earl Ellis and Tony Ellis.
Honorary pallbearers were Craig Black Sr., Craig Black Jr., Travis Black, Aleck Black, James Burse and Don Carruthers.
Musical selections were performed by Jeffery Sanders, Shamekia Morris and the Zachary Holiness Church Choir.
Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.

Danny Lovell
A funeral for Danny Lovell, 49, of Blackshear, took place Tuesday morning at 11 in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home with the Rev. Donnie Durrance officiating.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were Glynn Durrance, Harold Durrance, Kereth Allen, Nancy Wymbs, James and Diane Mancil, Johnny and Patty Batten, Donna Clark, Melba Cook, Connie Strickland, Bob and Janice McCraw, Darrell and Jan Dixon, Andy and Stephanie Houston, Bailey Courson, Monroe Crews and employees of Dubberly’s Glass Shop.
Burial followed in the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.