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2640 US Highway 84
Blackshear, GA 31516
(912) 449-0984
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June 9, 2017 - WJHnews

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the USO (www.uso.org) in his honor.Doris Virginia SealeyBLACKSHEAR — Doris Virginia Moore Sealey, 90, of Blackshear, passed away Wednesday morning (June 7, 2017) at Bayview Nursing Home in Nahunta.Born in Grafton, Va. on April 23, 1927, she had lived in Pierce County for many years. She was a 1943 graduate of Poquoson High School in Poquoson, Va., and was a former manager at the PX at Fort Eustis Army Base in Newport News, Va. She was a member of Providence Methodist Church in Amory, Va.She was the daughter of the late Addison and Jewel Doris Thomas Moore. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert John Sealey Sr., and her daughter, Dianne Keener.Surviving are three grandchildren, Carl (Ute) Massey, of Brunswick, Frederick (Susie) Massey, of Blackshear, and Samuel Head, of Atkinson; six great-grandchildren, Amber Nicole Massey, Brandon Purdom, Bryan Purdom, Abbie Head, Ashley (Michael) Barry, and Joe (Destiny) Prince; two great-great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Prince and Evelyn Barry; her son-in-law, Roger Keener, of Blackshear; a special friend, David E. Long, of Blackshear; and several other relatives and friends.A graveside service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Providence Methodist Church Cemetery in Grafton, Va.There will be no visitation.Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.comPearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear, is in charge of the arrangements.

February 16, 2017 - WJHnews

Monday, February 20, 2017

Waycross, Timothy Davis, Baltimore, Md., Christopher Philpot, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Stephen Philpot, Atlanta, John Maloy, Atlanta; nieces, Denissa “Necie” Davis, Waycross, Christina (Acevada) Ashley, Blackshear, Teisha (Marshall) Rainge, Augusta, Nichelle (Cornelius) Robertson, Atlanta; several great nieces and nephews, cousins, church family and sorrowing friends.Friends are being received at the home of his niece Christine (Acevada) Ashley, 5337 County Farm Road, Blackshear.A visitation will be held Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., “the night of accolades,” at Rainge Memorial Chapel.A funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church,  3383 Tyre Bridge Road, Patterson. The Rev. Johnny B. Gipson, pastor, will bring words of comfort to the family. Burial will follow in the Gethsemane Cemetery.The cortege will assemble at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the home of his niece Christina (Acevada) Ashley.Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of services.Inez Winn SouthwellFOLKSTON — Inez Winn Barefoot Southwell, 85, of Folkston, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 15, 2017) following a sudden illness.She was born Feb. 18, 1931 in Savannah to the late Helen DeLoach Barefoot and William Lonnie Barefoot. She lived in Waycross until her family moved to Folkston in 1945.Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings,  William L. Barefoot Jr., June Barefoot Goodall, Chub Barefoot and Faye Barefoot Gibson.She is survived by her sister:  Lois B. Mays, of Folkston; four children, Vivian Southwell (Danny Gurr), of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Becky Hahn (Eric), of Fernandina Beach, Fla., William Kinson Southwell and Sidney Eric Southwell (Lynda), of Folkston; four grandchildren,  Thor Hahn, Beau Southwell, Christie Wynn Galton and Morgan Southwell Gurr; devoted friends Winona Allen and Gene Crews; and numerous nieces and nephews.The funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, of Folkston, with Dr. Randy Jacoby and the Rev. Gene McCullough officiating.Burial will follow in Pineview Cemetery.Pallbearers will be Howard McCullough, Mike Drury, Beau Southwell, Thor Hahn, Christie Galton and Joe Allen.The family will receive friends Friday at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Benevolence Fund.Condolences m...

January 31, 2017 - WJHnews

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Jr.HOBOKEN — James Ellis “Jay” Lawhorne Jr., 58, of Hoboken, passed away Saturday (Jan. 28, 2017) at his residence.Born in Atlanta May 5, 1958, he spent his younger years in Atlanta before moving to Blackshear to finish high school.  He lived in Charlton and Brantley counties for the last few years.“Jay,” as he was affectionately known, was a 1976 graduate of Blackshear High School and  worked in construction as a self-employed carpenter, a job for which he had been very talented.He loved to ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle, play his bass guitar and watch the Georgia Bulldogs. Jay was a carefree man who loved to cut the fool and have fun with his friends and family. He was very supportive of his five boys and anyone who knew him knew that he fiercely loved them and was very proud of them.He was preceded in death by his father, James Ellis “Bo” Lawhorne Sr., and by a granddaughter, Anniston Lawhorne.Survivors include his five sons, Jason (Jessica) Knowlton, of Vicenza, Italy, Johnathan (Cindy) Lawhorne, of Jesup, Justin (Amy) Lawhorne, of Navarre, Fla., Joseph Lawhorne, of Nahunta, and Cotton Lee, of Blackshear; his mother and step-father, Mary Francis (Williamson) and Jerry Knowlton, of Blackshear; two sisters, Kellie Landall and Anna Mangum, both of Blackshear; two brothers, Jeff (Dana) Knowlton, of Brunswick, and Cliff (Leah) Knowlton, of Douglas; his friend and mother of his four youngest sons, Deloris Lee, of Waverly; seven grandchildren, Brady, Garrett, Jett and Evan Knowlton and Abigail, Sarah and James Lawhorne; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.Interment will be in the Enon Cemetery.Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.comPearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.Jeanette C. AltmanJeanette Courson Altman, 68, of Blackshear, passed away Monday (Jan. 30, 2017) at the Baptist Village Nursing Home.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.Joseph F. CapertonJoseph F. Caperton, 77, died Wednesday (Jan. 25, 2017) at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla., from pneumonia.H...

January 21, 2017 - WJHnews

Monday, January 30, 2017

Friday at Greenlawn Cemetery with Glynn Moore officiating.In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Allmon Animal Rescue, 2988 Midway Church Road, Blackshear, Ga. 31516.Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.comMusic Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Willie Grace LeggettWillie Grace Thompson Leggett, 92, died Friday (Jan. 20, 2017) morning at Satilla Care Center following an extended illness.She was a native of Appling County but lived most of her life in Waycross. She was a member of Hebardville United Methodist Church and the Hebardville Sewing Circle.She was the daughter of the late Curtis Thompson and Siller Steedley Thompson. She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Livingston Leggett, and a son, the Rev. Marvin R. Leggett.She is survived by two daughters, Sue Leggett DeArman, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Marilyn Leggett Bladen, of Waycross; a son, Willie H. Leggett, of Blackshear; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.A funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kettle Creek Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Music Funeral Home.Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.comMusic Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Clara Mae C. BlalockMERSHON — Clara Mae Chancey Blalock, 85, of Mershon, passed away Friday morning (Jan. 20, 2017) at her residence.Born in Blackshear, April 2, 1931, she lived in Pierce County all of her life. She was a homemaker and was a member of Bristol Baptist Church. She volunteered as a poll worker during elections and will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.She was a daughter of the late Bennon and Addie Mae Durrance Chancey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Vernon LaVonne Blalock, two daughters, LaVerne Boatright and Diane Jackson, all of her brothers and her sister.Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Teresa (Lon) Sinclair, of Mershon; her son-in-law, Terry Boatright, of Bristol; seven grandchildren, Jay (Stacey) Boatright, Doug (Hannah) Boatright, Dana Melisa Blalock, Donald Jackson, Mitch (Bree) Sinclair, Luke Sinclair, Magnolia Sinclair; seven great-grandchildren, Kaley Brooke Boatright, Hunner Sinclair, Phillip (Kelsey) Horne, Dyona Horne, Joey Oliver, Tiffany Jordan, Timothy Courson; one great-great-grandchild, Phillip Nathaniel Horne Jr.; her caretaker, Jamie Rowland, of Mershon; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at Bristol Baptist Church.Interment will be in the Bristol Cemetery.Visitation will be held this evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.comPearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Shirley G. SeadrowShirley Godie Seadrow, 81, formerly of Waycross, died Thursday (Jan. 19, 2017) evening at her residence in Tifton.Funeral arrange...

January 7, 2017 - WJHnews

Monday, January 23, 2017

John W. SimmonsJohn William Simmons, 70, of Blackshear, died early Friday morning (Jan. 6, 2017) at his residence following an extended illness.Born Sept. 20, 1946 in Zanesville, Ohio, he grew up and lived in Barnesville, Ohio, and lived there for many years before moving to Wayne County in 1995. He and his wife then moved to Blackshear in 2003.He was retired as a general manager at Broadhurst Environmental Landfill and worked many years in the coal mines and landfills of Ohio as well. After retirement, he also served as a consultant for the Decatur County Landfills.He was a member of the Friendship Lodge 89 F&AM Masonic Lodge in Barnesville, Ohio and the Jesup Kiwanis Club. He was a member of the Blackshear Church of God but had also been attending Shady Grove Baptist Church in Pierce County.He was preceded in death by his father, John Allen Simmons, and his mother and step-father, Roy Eugene and Janet Eileen McCoy Dosson.Survivors include his wife, Frances King Simmons, of Blackshear; two daughters, Rya Janet Simmons, of P...

January 16, 2016 - WJHnews

Monday, January 16, 2017

Diaz and Mary Eunice Brown Bryant, she was a lifelong resident of Pierce County. She was the former owner of Maxine’s Dress Shop in Patterson and owned Shamrock Flower Shop in Blackshear for 25 years. She was a real estate agent with Heritage Residential Realty, Inc., a career she dearly loved and started later in her life. She was the 2015 “Realtor of the Year” with the Southeast Council of Realtors, recipient of the Century 21 Quality Service Award from 2010 to 2014, and awarded the Southeast Georgia Board of Realtor Circle of Excellence Award multiple times.She was a former member and had served as president of the Pierce County Chamber of Commerce and a former member and officer of the Elks Lodge.She was a longtime active member of First Baptist Church in Blackshear where she attended the Workers for Christ Sunday School Class. She was also very active with the flower committee and served on various other committees over the years.She was a former member of Laura Chapel Baptist Church where she served as church treasurer, taught Sunday School and also worked with the children and youth.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Julian Shelton Raulerson, a brother, Buddy Bryant, her aunt, Annie Pearl Callahan, and uncles, Jeff Bryant, Jasper Ernest Bryant, Ancil Bryant and Harvey Brown.Survivors include her daughter, Julie Raulerson, of Patterson; two sisters, Grace Winn, of Blackshear, and Lawanna Davis (husband, Parnell), of Callahan, Fla.; a brother, Bobby Bryant (wife, Linda), of Waycross; five sisters-in-law, Carol Bryant, of Bristol, Dianne Denton (husband, William), of Blackshear, Sybil Lee (husband, Tommy), Diane P. Raulerson and Rhonda Cooper (husband, Charlie), all of Patterson; a brother-in-law, Linton Raulerson, of Patterson; an aunt, Eva Tyre, of Blackshear; and an uncle, Robert Bryant, of Blackshear; and many special nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.A funeral took place on Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Blackshear with Dr. Bill Young officiating. Burial followed in the Laura Chapel Cemetery.The family received friends on Saturday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.Serving as pallbearers were Dee Bryant, Eddie Winn, Clint Holland, Perry Johnson, Glennis Tyre, Leon Herrin, Alex Washington and Tony Strickland.Honorary pallbearers were the members of the First Baptist Church Workers for Christ Sunday School Class and the agents of Heritage Residential Realty, Inc.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 670 Main St., Blackshear, Ga. 31516, the Sycamore Tree, 204 Central Ave., Blackshear, Ga. 31516; or the Southeast Cancer Unit, 401 Pendleton St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.comHart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.Felix LaVerne HicksFelix LaVerne Hicks departed life Wednesday morning (Jan. 11, 2017) at 1:18 a.m. while at Candler...

November 30, 2016 - WJHnews

Monday, December 05, 2016

O’Neal.Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Hinson, of Columbia, S.C.; a son and daughter-in-law, Carl, Jr. and Lynne O’Neal, of Birmingham, Ala.; a brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Wanda Byrd, of Blackshear; three grandchildren, Kelly Hinson, Patrick O’Neal and Katie O’Neal; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at the Pearson-Dial Chapel.Interment will be in the Blackshear City Cemetery.Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.Memorials may be made to a charity of the giver’s choosing.Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.comPearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.Thomas W. CarterBLACKSHEAR — Thomas William Carter, 85, of Blackshear, passed away Monday evening (Nov. 28, 2016) at his residence.Born in Savannah, July 9, 1931, he lived in Nashville, Tenn., for a number of years before moving to Pierce County in the late 1980s. He was retired from the U.S. Army. He served in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Theater.He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where he was in the Senior Adult Sunday School Class. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. A selfless man who was always caring for others, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.He was a son of the late Allen Thomas Carter and Martha Hutchinson Tanner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Bumgarner Carter, and a brother, Ray Carter.Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Martha Elaine and Carl Curry, of Springfield, Ill., Linda and Tom Shields and Brenda and Ron Burke, all of Blackshear, and Judy and Brian Elswick, of Chesapeake, Va.; two sisters, Jean (Ed) Carrol, of Brunswick, and Hazel Deloach, of Hazlehurst; a brother, B.H. Tanner, of Blackshear; 13 grandchildren, Matthew Long, Tracie (Rubin) Sills, Michael Riley, Christina (Lonny) Marlow, Brandi Burke, Corey (Meredith) Williams, Carter Elswick, Ethan Elswick, Dawn Gill, Jennifer (Brian) Rowenhurst, Yvonne (John) Moseley, Kelly Shields, and Roxanne (Rocky) Sanders; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Emmanuel Baptist Church.Interment will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery.Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.Memorials may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.comPearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.Charles O. Conley Sr.Charles Owen Conley Sr., 92, of St. Marys formerly of Waycross died Tuesday morning (Nov. 29, 2016) after an extended illness.The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.The family will receive friends Saturday from 12 until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.A complete obituary will be in Thursday’s Waycross Journal-Herald.Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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June 9, 2017 - WJHnews

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the USO (www.uso.org) in his honor.Doris Virginia SealeyBLACKSHEAR — Doris Virginia Moore Sealey, 90, of Blackshear, passed away Wednesday morning (June 7, 2017) at Bayview Nursing Home in Nahunta.Born in Grafton, Va. on April 23, 1927, she had lived in Pierce County for many years. She was a 1943 graduate of Poquoson High School in Poquoson, Va., and was a former manager at the PX at Fort Eustis Army Base in Newport News, Va. She was a member of Providence Methodist Church in Amory, Va.She was the daughter of the late Addison and Jewel Doris Thomas Moore. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert John Sealey Sr., and her daughter, Dianne Keener.Surviving are three grandchildren, Carl (Ute) Massey, of Brunswick, Frederick (Susie) Massey, of Blackshear, and Samuel Head, of Atkinson; six great-grandchildren, Amber Nicole Massey, Brandon Purdom, Bryan Purdom, Abbie Head, Ashley (Michael) Barry, and Joe (Destiny) Prince; two great-great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Prince and Evelyn Barry; her son-in-law, Roger Keener, of Blackshear; a special friend, David E. Long, of Blackshear; and several other relatives and friends.A graveside service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Providence Methodist Church Cemetery in Grafton, Va.There will be no visitation.Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.comPearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear, is in charge of the arrangements.

February 16, 2017 - WJHnews

Monday, February 20, 2017

Waycross, Timothy Davis, Baltimore, Md., Christopher Philpot, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Stephen Philpot, Atlanta, John Maloy, Atlanta; nieces, Denissa “Necie” Davis, Waycross, Christina (Acevada) Ashley, Blackshear, Teisha (Marshall) Rainge, Augusta, Nichelle (Cornelius) Robertson, Atlanta; several great nieces and nephews, cousins, church family and sorrowing friends.Friends are being received at the home of his niece Christine (Acevada) Ashley, 5337 County Farm Road, Blackshear.A visitation will be held Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., “the night of accolades,” at Rainge Memorial Chapel.A funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church,  3383 Tyre Bridge Road, Patterson. The Rev. Johnny B. Gipson, pastor, will bring words of comfort to the family. Burial will follow in the Gethsemane Cemetery.The cortege will assemble at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the home of his niece Christina (Acevada) Ashley.Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of services.Inez Winn SouthwellFOLKSTON — Inez Winn Barefoot Southwell, 85, of Folkston, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 15, 2017) following a sudden illness.She was born Feb. 18, 1931 in Savannah to the late Helen DeLoach Barefoot and William Lonnie Barefoot. She lived in Waycross until her family moved to Folkston in 1945.Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings,  William L. Barefoot Jr., June Barefoot Goodall, Chub Barefoot and Faye Barefoot Gibson.She is survived by her sister:  Lois B. Mays, of Folkston; four children, Vivian Southwell (Danny Gurr), of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Becky Hahn (Eric), of Fernandina Beach, Fla., William Kinson Southwell and Sidney Eric Southwell (Lynda), of Folkston; four grandchildren,  Thor Hahn, Beau Southwell, Christie Wynn Galton and Morgan Southwell Gurr; devoted friends Winona Allen and Gene Crews; and numerous nieces and nephews.The funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, of Folkston, with Dr. Randy Jacoby and the Rev. Gene McCullough officiating.Burial will follow in Pineview Cemetery.Pallbearers will be Howard McCullough, Mike Drury, Beau Southwell, Thor Hahn, Christie Galton and Joe Allen.The family will receive friends Friday at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Benevolence Fund.Condolences m...

January 31, 2017 - WJHnews

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Jr.HOBOKEN — James Ellis “Jay” Lawhorne Jr., 58, of Hoboken, passed away Saturday (Jan. 28, 2017) at his residence.Born in Atlanta May 5, 1958, he spent his younger years in Atlanta before moving to Blackshear to finish high school.  He lived in Charlton and Brantley counties for the last few years.“Jay,” as he was affectionately known, was a 1976 graduate of Blackshear High School and  worked in construction as a self-employed carpenter, a job for which he had been very talented.He loved to ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle, play his bass guitar and watch the Georgia Bulldogs. Jay was a carefree man who loved to cut the fool and have fun with his friends and family. He was very supportive of his five boys and anyone who knew him knew that he fiercely loved them and was very proud of them.He was preceded in death by his father, James Ellis “Bo” Lawhorne Sr., and by a granddaughter, Anniston Lawhorne.Survivors include his five sons, Jason (Jessica) Knowlton, of Vicenza, Italy, Johnathan (Cindy) Lawhorne, of Jesup, Justin (Amy) Lawhorne, of Navarre, Fla., Joseph Lawhorne, of Nahunta, and Cotton Lee, of Blackshear; his mother and step-father, Mary Francis (Williamson) and Jerry Knowlton, of Blackshear; two sisters, Kellie Landall and Anna Mangum, both of Blackshear; two brothers, Jeff (Dana) Knowlton, of Brunswick, and Cliff (Leah) Knowlton, of Douglas; his friend and mother of his four youngest sons, Deloris Lee, of Waverly; seven grandchildren, Brady, Garrett, Jett and Evan Knowlton and Abigail, Sarah and James Lawhorne; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.Interment will be in the Enon Cemetery.Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.comPearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.Jeanette C. AltmanJeanette Courson Altman, 68, of Blackshear, passed away Monday (Jan. 30, 2017) at the Baptist Village Nursing Home.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral Home.Joseph F. CapertonJoseph F. Caperton, 77, died Wednesday (Jan. 25, 2017) at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla., from pneumonia.H...

January 21, 2017 - WJHnews

Monday, January 30, 2017

Friday at Greenlawn Cemetery with Glynn Moore officiating.In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Allmon Animal Rescue, 2988 Midway Church Road, Blackshear, Ga. 31516.Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.comMusic Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Willie Grace LeggettWillie Grace Thompson Leggett, 92, died Friday (Jan. 20, 2017) morning at Satilla Care Center following an extended illness.She was a native of Appling County but lived most of her life in Waycross. She was a member of Hebardville United Methodist Church and the Hebardville Sewing Circle.She was the daughter of the late Curtis Thompson and Siller Steedley Thompson. She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Livingston Leggett, and a son, the Rev. Marvin R. Leggett.She is survived by two daughters, Sue Leggett DeArman, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Marilyn Leggett Bladen, of Waycross; a son, Willie H. Leggett, of Blackshear; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.A funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kettle Creek Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Music Funeral Home.Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.comMusic Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Clara Mae C. BlalockMERSHON — Clara Mae Chancey Blalock, 85, of Mershon, passed away Friday morning (Jan. 20, 2017) at her residence.Born in Blackshear, April 2, 1931, she lived in Pierce County all of her life. She was a homemaker and was a member of Bristol Baptist Church. She volunteered as a poll worker during elections and will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.She was a daughter of the late Bennon and Addie Mae Durrance Chancey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Vernon LaVonne Blalock, two daughters, LaVerne Boatright and Diane Jackson, all of her brothers and her sister.Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Teresa (Lon) Sinclair, of Mershon; her son-in-law, Terry Boatright, of Bristol; seven grandchildren, Jay (Stacey) Boatright, Doug (Hannah) Boatright, Dana Melisa Blalock, Donald Jackson, Mitch (Bree) Sinclair, Luke Sinclair, Magnolia Sinclair; seven great-grandchildren, Kaley Brooke Boatright, Hunner Sinclair, Phillip (Kelsey) Horne, Dyona Horne, Joey Oliver, Tiffany Jordan, Timothy Courson; one great-great-grandchild, Phillip Nathaniel Horne Jr.; her caretaker, Jamie Rowland, of Mershon; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at Bristol Baptist Church.Interment will be in the Bristol Cemetery.Visitation will be held this evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.comPearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Shirley G. SeadrowShirley Godie Seadrow, 81, formerly of Waycross, died Thursday (Jan. 19, 2017) evening at her residence in Tifton.Funeral arrange...

January 7, 2017 - WJHnews

Monday, January 23, 2017

John W. SimmonsJohn William Simmons, 70, of Blackshear, died early Friday morning (Jan. 6, 2017) at his residence following an extended illness.Born Sept. 20, 1946 in Zanesville, Ohio, he grew up and lived in Barnesville, Ohio, and lived there for many years before moving to Wayne County in 1995. He and his wife then moved to Blackshear in 2003.He was retired as a general manager at Broadhurst Environmental Landfill and worked many years in the coal mines and landfills of Ohio as well. After retirement, he also served as a consultant for the Decatur County Landfills.He was a member of the Friendship Lodge 89 F&AM Masonic Lodge in Barnesville, Ohio and the Jesup Kiwanis Club. He was a member of the Blackshear Church of God but had also been attending Shady Grove Baptist Church in Pierce County.He was preceded in death by his father, John Allen Simmons, and his mother and step-father, Roy Eugene and Janet Eileen McCoy Dosson.Survivors include his wife, Frances King Simmons, of Blackshear; two daughters, Rya Janet Simmons, of P...

January 16, 2016 - WJHnews

Monday, January 16, 2017

Diaz and Mary Eunice Brown Bryant, she was a lifelong resident of Pierce County. She was the former owner of Maxine’s Dress Shop in Patterson and owned Shamrock Flower Shop in Blackshear for 25 years. She was a real estate agent with Heritage Residential Realty, Inc., a career she dearly loved and started later in her life. She was the 2015 “Realtor of the Year” with the Southeast Council of Realtors, recipient of the Century 21 Quality Service Award from 2010 to 2014, and awarded the Southeast Georgia Board of Realtor Circle of Excellence Award multiple times.She was a former member and had served as president of the Pierce County Chamber of Commerce and a former member and officer of the Elks Lodge.She was a longtime active member of First Baptist Church in Blackshear where she attended the Workers for Christ Sunday School Class. She was also very active with the flower committee and served on various other committees over the years.She was a former member of Laura Chapel Baptist Church where she served as church treasurer, taught Sunday School and also worked with the children and youth.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Julian Shelton Raulerson, a brother, Buddy Bryant, her aunt, Annie Pearl Callahan, and uncles, Jeff Bryant, Jasper Ernest Bryant, Ancil Bryant and Harvey Brown.Survivors include her daughter, Julie Raulerson, of Patterson; two sisters, Grace Winn, of Blackshear, and Lawanna Davis (husband, Parnell), of Callahan, Fla.; a brother, Bobby Bryant (wife, Linda), of Waycross; five sisters-in-law, Carol Bryant, of Bristol, Dianne Denton (husband, William), of Blackshear, Sybil Lee (husband, Tommy), Diane P. Raulerson and Rhonda Cooper (husband, Charlie), all of Patterson; a brother-in-law, Linton Raulerson, of Patterson; an aunt, Eva Tyre, of Blackshear; and an uncle, Robert Bryant, of Blackshear; and many special nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.A funeral took place on Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Blackshear with Dr. Bill Young officiating. Burial followed in the Laura Chapel Cemetery.The family received friends on Saturday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.Serving as pallbearers were Dee Bryant, Eddie Winn, Clint Holland, Perry Johnson, Glennis Tyre, Leon Herrin, Alex Washington and Tony Strickland.Honorary pallbearers were the members of the First Baptist Church Workers for Christ Sunday School Class and the agents of Heritage Residential Realty, Inc.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 670 Main St., Blackshear, Ga. 31516, the Sycamore Tree, 204 Central Ave., Blackshear, Ga. 31516; or the Southeast Cancer Unit, 401 Pendleton St., Waycross, Ga. 31501.Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.comHart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.Felix LaVerne HicksFelix LaVerne Hicks departed life Wednesday morning (Jan. 11, 2017) at 1:18 a.m. while at Candler...

November 30, 2016 - WJHnews

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O’Neal.Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Hinson, of Columbia, S.C.; a son and daughter-in-law, Carl, Jr. and Lynne O’Neal, of Birmingham, Ala.; a brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Wanda Byrd, of Blackshear; three grandchildren, Kelly Hinson, Patrick O’Neal and Katie O’Neal; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at the Pearson-Dial Chapel.Interment will be in the Blackshear City Cemetery.Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.Memorials may be made to a charity of the giver’s choosing.Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.comPearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.Thomas W. CarterBLACKSHEAR — Thomas William Carter, 85, of Blackshear, passed away Monday evening (Nov. 28, 2016) at his residence.Born in Savannah, July 9, 1931, he lived in Nashville, Tenn., for a number of years before moving to Pierce County in the late 1980s. He was retired from the U.S. Army. He served in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Theater.He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where he was in the Senior Adult Sunday School Class. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. A selfless man who was always caring for others, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.He was a son of the late Allen Thomas Carter and Martha Hutchinson Tanner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Bumgarner Carter, and a brother, Ray Carter.Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Martha Elaine and Carl Curry, of Springfield, Ill., Linda and Tom Shields and Brenda and Ron Burke, all of Blackshear, and Judy and Brian Elswick, of Chesapeake, Va.; two sisters, Jean (Ed) Carrol, of Brunswick, and Hazel Deloach, of Hazlehurst; a brother, B.H. Tanner, of Blackshear; 13 grandchildren, Matthew Long, Tracie (Rubin) Sills, Michael Riley, Christina (Lonny) Marlow, Brandi Burke, Corey (Meredith) Williams, Carter Elswick, Ethan Elswick, Dawn Gill, Jennifer (Brian) Rowenhurst, Yvonne (John) Moseley, Kelly Shields, and Roxanne (Rocky) Sanders; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Emmanuel Baptist Church.Interment will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery.Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.Memorials may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501.Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.comPearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.Charles O. Conley Sr.Charles Owen Conley Sr., 92, of St. Marys formerly of Waycross died Tuesday morning (Nov. 29, 2016) after an extended illness.The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.The family will receive friends Saturday from 12 until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.A complete obituary will be in Thursday’s Waycross Journal-Herald.Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.