Perry Neal McCuller
Perry Neal McCuller, 56, of Waycross received eternal healing on Monday (Sept. 5, 2016) after a valiant fight with cancer.
He was born Feb. 18, 1960 in Augusta to the late Franklin Eugene McCuller and Betty Barnard McCuller. He graduated from Waycross High School in 1979 and earned a masters of theology and masters of Christian education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. The only thing that surpassed his love and devotion to his family was his love and commitment to his Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus.
He is survived by his beautiful wife of 34 years, Carolyn Cook McCuller. He was devoted to his three surviving daughters, Sandi Frye Caywood (husband Joe), Halo McCuller Slack (husband Michael), Megan Elyse McCuller; his six grandchildren and his two great-grandchildren; his mother, Betty Barnard McCuller; two brothers, Ken McCuller (wife Reba), Kelly McCuller (wife Carol); five nephews and their families; a multitude of cousins and friends too numerous to mention.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Second Baptist Church.
Visitation will be held beginning at 10 a.m. at the church.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult Discipleship IV Sunday School Class and Sherri Murphy, representing Lowes, who are asked to be at the church by 10:45 a.m. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are to be made to the Southeast Cancer Unit, 401 Pendleton St., Waycross, Ga. 31501 or Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Clarence T. Rowell
Clarence T. “Bubba” Rowell passed away peacefully Tuesday (Sept. 6, 2016).
The family is receiving friends at the family residence 1510 Bunche St., Waycross.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Perry Brothers Funeral Home, 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.
Dorsey L. Bohannon
Dorsey L. Bohannon, 78, of Waycross, died Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 6, 2016) at his residence after an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
Gary Van Bryson
Gary Van Bryson, 49, died Monday afternoon (Sept. 5, 2016).
He was a native and life-long resident of Ware County, and was educated in the Ware County School System. He was a professional painting contractor.
He attended West Carswell Baptist Church. In his early years he attended First Assembly of God. He loved the outdoors, gardening and woodworking. He volunteered with Rebuilding Together, Habitat For Humanity and doing maintenance work at the church.
Survivors include two daughters, Jenna Brooke Bryson, of Waycross, and Leah Diane Bryson, of Macon; a son, Devan Gary Bryson (wife, Ashley Logan Bryson), of Waycross; two grandchildren, Ava Lee Bryson and Hayger Leon Bryson; his parents, Gary and Juanita Bryson, of Waycross; two sisters, Dezaree Warner (husband, William), of Waycross, Roxanne Farr (husband, Harbin), of Blackshear; a brother, Kelly Bryson (wife, Marsha), of Waycross; nieces and nephews, Paige Warner, Garrett Farr, Cason Farr, Landon Warner and Nicole Farr; numerous cousins and other relatives.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Building Fund of West Carswell Baptist Church, 2236 Carswell Ave., Waycross, Ga. 31503.
A private funeral will be held.
Sympathy can be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Colin Quinn Jeffords
Colin Quintillis Jeffords passed away at his home Tuesday (Sept. 6, 2016). He was 91.
Born Oct. 23, 1924 in Florence, S.C., “Quinn” was the son of the late George Edward and Carrie Hall Jeffords. In spite of the Great Depression, he spent a happy childhood with his sister, Carolyn.
Following graduation from Florence High School, he joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters during WWII.
After his military service, he entered Clemson University and graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering. He remained a loyal fan of the Clemson Tigers and especially enjoyed sporting his orange colors.
Following college, he joined the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (now CSX) where his grandfather, father and uncle preceded him. In all, the Jeffords’ family has more than 220 years of service with CSX and its predecessors. From the CSX facility in Waycross, he oversaw the railroad’s Maintenance of Way Department and worked to make track maintenance safe and efficient.
In 1954, he married the beautiful Yvonne Jones and together they raised six children, Quinn Jr., Carla Vitez (Larry), Edward (Gina), Lawrence (Patricia), Susan Carter and William (Mary Beth); their nine grandchildren include Rebecca Jeffords, Melissa Carter, Lawrence Jeffords III, Jacob Jeffords, Natalie Vitez, Austin Jeffords, Rachel Jeffords, Celeste Vitez and Addison Jeffords.
He was most of all a loving family man. He enjoyed his family and friends, enthusiastically sharing his love of jazz, coin collecting and the fruits of his gardening hobby. He was a talented mechanic and his backyard shop was the hub of the neighborhood where, under his supervision, many vehicles were resurrected.
A service to celebrate his life will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will receive friends Friday morning at the funeral home from 10 until 11 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Elouise C. Bridges
Elouise Crews Bridges, 83, of Blackshear, died Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 6, 2016) at the Baptist Village Retirement Communities in Waycross following an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hart Funeral Home in Blackshear.