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Ronny Lee Davis

WAVERLY — Ronny Lee Davis, 63, died suddenly Saturday morning, May 1, 2021, at his residence near Waverly after an illness. He was born in Waycross and had lived most of his life in Ware and Brantley Counties. Davis was preceded in death by his mother, Lizzie Mae Crews Howard; his father, Fred Stafford Davis, Sr.; and a brother, Fred Stafford Davis, Jr. Davis was a 1975 graduate of Ware County High School and had served with the United States Army. Survivors include two daughters, Casey Marie Jordan of Waycross and Stephanie Lynn Jordan of Blackpool, England; six grandchildren, Alicia Jordan, Keira Emmons, Crystal Emmons, Tayla Jordan, Adelaide Jordan, and Sway Nevaeh Jordan; two brothers...

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Carly Ree Woodson

HORTENSE — Carly Ree Woodson, 27 of Hortense, passed away suddenly Sunday morning, May 2, 2021. Born in Waycross, her parents are Charles Richard “Rick” Woodson of Jesup and Juanita Dixon Woodson of Hortense. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Alli Rae Woodson; her maternal grandmother, Avie Wanette Johnson; paternal grandparents, Charlie Woodson and Ethel Cook; two aunts, Lynn Woodson and Delores Dixon. She loved her family, fishing, music, going to the river, riding four-wheelers, and being outdoors. Miss Woodson worked as a Door Dash Driver and attended Raybon Church of God of Prophecy. Survivors include her mother, Juanita Dixon Woodson of Hortense; her father and step-mother,...

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Cordell Wainright

NAHUNTA — Cordell Wainright, 76 of Nahunta, passed away Wednesday night, May 5, 2021, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick after an extended illness. Born in Winokur, his parents were Lloyd and Louise Byrd Wainright. Wainright was also preceded in death by a brother, Derrell Wainright; and a sister, Beth Wainright. He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed fishing, working in his garden along with his buddy, Ronnie Guy, and spending time with friends and family. In past years, Wainright spent many enjoyable years coaching and working with the youth of Brantley County. He was elected Sheriff of Brantley County in 1972 as the youngest sheriff in Georgia at that time. Wainright went...

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Virginia Lee Braddock

WAYCROSS — Mrs. Virginia Lee Braddock, 94 of Waycross, died early Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Memorial Satilla Health after a brief illness. Mrs. Braddock was born April 8, 1927, in Waycross to the late Virgil Lee and Cora Altman Lee. She graduated from Wacona High School and received an associate degree from the local business school in Waycross at the time. Mrs. Braddock married Lewis Oswald Braddock on October 13, 1946. Together they owned and operated B&S Sales where he sold fishing tackle and she was the bookkeeper. Mrs. Braddock also worked as a sales associate for R&R Fabrics, the Cottage Boutique, and Two Sisters Boutique. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. Mrs. Braddock...

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Willie Alton Hall III

BRUNSWICK — Mr. Willie Alton Hall III, 34, died Thursday morning, May 6, 2021, at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick. He was born and lived most of his life in Jacksonville, Fla. Hall was formerly employed by S&B Concrete. Hall was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Alton Hall, Jr. and Cheryl Lynn Armes Hall Nichols; maternal grandparents, Scott and Betty Armes; paternal grandfather, Billy Hall; nephew, Bentley Turner; and uncle, Greg Black. Survivors include two sisters, Brandy Turner (Scott) of Brunswick, and Chrei Jones (Scott) of Waynesville; paternal grandmother, Geraldine Hall; uncle, Billy Hall; aunt, Pat Smith; nieces and nephews, Kyleigh, Amaya, Alissa, Shaylynn,...

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Warren ‘Barney’ Jesse Thrift

NAHUNTA — Warren “Barney” Jesse Thrift, 56 of Nahunta, passed away Thursday evening, May 6, 2021, at Savannah Memorial Medical Center after an extended illness. Born in Waycross, his parents are Juanita Herrin Crews of Nahunta and the late Warren Thrift. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Arlin Thrift; and his stepfather, Danny Crews. Thrift worked in construction and served in the United States Navy. He enjoyed fishing, riding dirt bikes, and playing video games. Survivors include two sons, Barret G. Thrift of Nahunta and Jerrod B. Thrift of north Georgia; his mother, Juanita Crews of Nahunta; his aunts and uncles, Lucille Herrin of Nahunta, Linda and Jerry Herrin of Winokur,...

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Dorothy Faye Carlson Inman

MANOR — Dorothy Faye Carlson Inman, 84, of Manor, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday evening, May 6, 2021, surrounded by her loving family after a short illness. Mrs. Inman was born in Ware County to the late V.J. and Alma Robbins Carlson, and lived in Manor most of her life. She was a very supportive Pastor’s wife alongside her husband until his death in January 2018. In addition to the Pastor’s wife duties, she was a homemaker and always had an encouraging word for anyone she talked with. Mrs. Inman was a member of the Place of Blessings Church of God in Argyle. Along with her parents, she also was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. David L. Inman; one grandson,...

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Mary Beth Culver Blackshear

HOBOKEN — Mrs. Mary Beth Culver Blackshear, age 75 of Hoboken, passed away Friday morning, May 7, 2021, at Bayview Nursing Home in Nahunta following an extended illness. Born December 2, 1945, in Pierce County, Mrs. Blackshear was the only daughter of W.J. and Emma Jane O’Steen Culver. She was a 1963 graduate of Blackshear High School and was a retired bank teller from The Blackshear Bank (now PrimeSouth Bank). She lived most of her life in Blackshear before moving to Hoboken in 2010. Mrs. Blackshear was a member of Blackshear Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Major Blackshear; a daughter-in-law, Wanda Joyce Aldridge Blackshear; and a...

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Carrie Edith Wainright Herrin Pearson

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Carrie Edith Wainright Herrin Pearson, 92 of Jacksonville passed away early Sunday morning, May 9, 2021, at Harbor Chase in Jacksonville after an extended illness. Born in Hickox, her parents were Jesse Bud and Janie Herrin Wainright. Mrs. Pearson is also preceded in death by her first husband of 52 years, Thomas Penn Herrin; her second husband of 11 years, Harry Pearson; and seven brothers and sisters. Mrs. Pearson was a homemaker and a member of Hickox Baptist Church. She loved farming on her family’s farm, worked at the Pierce County Stock Market, and sold insurance for Aflac. Mrs. Pearson was a gifted seamstress and a great cook who loved preparing meals for church...

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Angela Carter Rogers

WAVERLY — Angela Carter Rogers, 60 of Waverly, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021, at her residence. Born in St. Mary’s, her parents were Clarence Carter and Winnie Lee Clark Carter. Miss Rogers was also preceded in death by three brothers, Glenn Carter, Thomas Carter, and Timothy Carter; and a sister, Melinda Briggs. Miss Rogers worked security guard on the Emerald Princess. She loved horses, 4-wheelers, crafts, fishing, and gardening. Survivors include her brother and his partner, David Carter (Joey) of Brunswick; her sister, Anita Chandler of Waverly; and her sister-in-law, Gwen Carter; also several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. Arrangements were with Frye...

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Teresa Ann Broughton McKinney

WAYNESVILLE — Teresa Ann Broughton McKinney, 59 of Waynesville, passed away Monday, April 26, 2021, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick following an extended illness. Born in Brunswick, Ms. McKinney’s parents were the late Tommy Broughton and Mary Ellen Broughton, of Waynesville. Ms. McKinney worked many years as a bus driver for Glynn County and Brantley County Schools Systems. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, and loved her family. Survivors include her daughter, Brandy Johns; son, Aaron McKinney; mother, Mary Broughton; brother and sister-in-law, Kirk Broughton (Aundrea); niece, Kayla Broughton; and her significant other, Lynn Wilson, all of Waynesville. A graveside service was...

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