Karen Lee Mayberry
Karen Lee Mayberry, 71, of Waycross, died Friday night (Sept. 2, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after an extended illness.
She was born in Metropolis, Ill., to the late Jesse Bruce and Lela Dick Bruce. Living the majority of her life in Peoria, Ill., she spent the past five years in Waycross. A dedicated and hard working accountant, she kept books for numerous businesses for more than 30 years before retiring.
She was a member of Victory Drive Church of God in Waycross where she served as an accomplished musician and pianist. Along with her talent for music, she also loved photography and sewing.
Along with her parents she was preceded in death her step-mother, Effie Bruce, and a nephew, Christopher Bruce.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Donald Mayberry, of Waycross; three daughters, Denise Stanley (husband, Geary), of Peoria, Ill., Patti Cooper (husband, Corey), of Aurora, Colo., Cristal Waters (husband, the Rev. Terrance), of Waycross; nine grandchildren, Nicole, Zackary, Jessie, Amy, Johnathan, Abigail, Cody, Cassidy, D.C.; six great-grandchildren, Jaden, Katelyn, Kassidy, Donald, Shaylee, Sheena; her brothers and sisters, Roy Steven Bruce (wife, Karen), Alice Sours, James Bruce (wife, Martha), Deborah Cook (husband, Douglas); numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday at Victory Drive Church of God, 1904 Russell Road, Waycross.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com

Fairol Holly Cason
Fairol Holly Cason, 86, died Friday afternoon (Sept. 2, 2016) at her residence in Blackshear after an extended illness.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Pierce County. She was a homemaker and member of Rehobeth Baptist Church. She loved cooking, gardening her flowers and vegetables, and spending time with her family.
She was the daughter of the late Lemuel and Holly Howard. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Warren “C.W.” Cason, and her siblings, Infant Howard, Inez Rogers, Gladys Peacock, Florrie Pierce, Vernon Howard, Enorma Brown, Dorothy Braswell, Marvin Howard, Harry Howard and Talmadge Howard.
Survivors include five children, Vicky Carter (Mike), of Blackshear, Holly Walker (Joey), of Blackshear, David Cason, of Blackshear, Leah Sikes (Shane), of Kathleen, and Betsy Carbaugh (Chris), of Blackshear; nine grandchildren, Shauna White (Mike), Warren Walker (Gina), Winston Walker (Paula), Whitney Walker (Nathan), Dakota Sikes, Shaye Sikes, Cason Carbaugh, Kelly Carbaugh and Holly Anne Carbaugh; two great-grandchildren, Hayden White and Garrison Walker; one sister, Freida Rushing, of Keystone Heights, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held 11 a.m. Monday at Rehobeth Baptist Church in Pierce County with the Rev. Phil Jordan officiating.
The family received friends 10 until 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Cason Carbaugh, Tony Cason, Dakota Sikes, Warren Walker and Winston Walker.
Memorial contributions may be made to 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

Perry Neal McCuller
Perry Neal McCuller, 56, of Waycross died Monday (Sept. 5, 2016) at his mother’s residence after an extended illness.
The family will be gathering at Betty McCuller’s residence.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.

Ralph David Cannon
Ralph David Cannon, 54, died suddenly Saturday (Sept. 3, 2016) at his residence.
He was a native of Douglas, but lived most of his life in Waycross. He was formerly employed as a plant supervisor at Voith for 32 years, and he was a member of Jamestown Baptist Church.
He was the son of the late David L. Cannon and Annie Laura Vines Cannon.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Ross Cannon, of Waycross; two sons, Ralph David Cannon II, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Henry Daniel Cannon, of Statesboro; one sister, Jane Cannon Williams (Chris), of Warner Robins; two nieces, Christal Serrato (Paul), of San Antonio, Texas, and Caitlyn Cook (Parker), of Lawrenceville; father-in-law, Billy Gene Ross, of Baptist Village; brother-in-law, Jeffrey Ross, of Waycross; special cousins, Marty Vines (Debbie), of Manhattan, Kan., and Mack Vines (Karen), of Waycross; and many other loving family members.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greenlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o’clock this evening at Music Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southeast Cancer Unit, 401 Pendleton St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Willie B. Taylor
Willie B. Taylor (also known as B. Taylor), 87, of Blackshear, formerly of Hoboken, passed away early Monday morning (Sept. 5, 2016) at Satilla Care Center in Waycross.
The family is receiving friends at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Callaus and Brenda Taylor, 585 Kentland Drive, Waycross.
Funeral arrangements and a list of survivors will be announced later by Rainge Memorial Funeral Home.

Christine J. Gaines
Christine Jacobs Gaines, 60, died Sunday afternoon (Sept. 4, 2016) at her residence after an illness.
Friends are being received at the Carter residence, 267 Lindsey St.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.

Wallace E. Cornwell
Wallace E. Cornwell, 67, died Sunday morning (Aug. 28, 2016) at Folkston Park in Folkston.
He was born in Forth Worth, Texas, to the late Rufus Cornwell and Hattie Gilmore Cornwell.
Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War. A retired truck driver, he enjoyed professional drag racing in the 1970s. He was a member of Winona Park United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Durden Cornwell; two step-sons, Rod Russell and Greg Rawls; one brother, Richard E. Cornwell; one sister, Carolyn Cornwell; mother-in-law, Mary Stahl; one brother-in-law, Dale Durden; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Memorialization is by cremation.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Clara M. Goodman
A funeral for Clara Mildred Goodman took place Sunday afternoon in the Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bryant Bishop officiating.
Entombment took place in the Greenlawn Mausoleum.
Serving as active pallbearers were Alan McGill, Gary Thrift, Jack Sandow and Neil Hendrix.
Honorary pallbearers were Mark Hendrix, William Connor, Jimmy Connor and Sammy Bunch.

Ellis C. Brown
A funeral for Ellis C. Brown took place Saturday morning in the Music Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Malcolm Mathison officiating.
Burial took place in Oakland Cemetery.
Serving as active pallbearers were Pense Evans, Les Evans, Kenny Lariscy, Woody Strickland, Ned Boatright, Lawton Crews, Rudy Hudges and Richard Collins.

Carolyn Brown Lee
A funeral for Carolyn Brown Lee was held Sunday afternoon at Miles-Odum Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Cardwell officiating.
Burial followed in High Bluff Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Brantley County.
Pallbearers were Matt Buchannan, Jay Futch, Linda Sanders, Kody Wolfe, Chris Courson and Nathan Pettyjohn.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.