Obituaries Christine T. Shields Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Christine Thiesen Shields, 98, died Tuesday (Aug. 12, 2014) in Charlotte, N.C. She was born in Atlanta on June 16, 1916, the daughter of Mary Traylor Thiesen and Rudolf John Thiesen. She was educated at Washington Seminary in Atlanta and Gunston Hall in Washington, D.C. Rev. Ed Roy Gibbs In 1940, she married John Augustus Shields Jr., and in 1947 moved with her husband and children The Rev. Ed Roy Gibbs, 73, passed away Saturday (Aug. 16, 2014) at Mayo Clinic Health Systems to Waycross, where she was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, serving as a in Waycross after a sudden and brief illness. Sunday School teacher, superintendent of the primary department, chairman of the altar guild and He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Geneva Gibbs; five sons, Earl Gibbs Jr., Donnie Gibbs, served on several boards of the church. She was a member of the Waycross Service League, MagnoLuther Gibbs, Leo Gibbs and Terry Gibbs; and numerous other relatives, friends and colleagues. lia Garden Club and the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia. Friends are being received at the family residence, 600 Crescent St. In 1980, her husband died, and in 1998, she moved to Charlotte, N.C., where she became a memFuneral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Perry Brothers Funeral Home, Shields ber of Myers Park United Methodist Church. Inc., 1100 Ossie Davis Parkway. She is survived by her son, John Augustus Shields III (wife, Laura DeCamp Shields), of Shaker Heights, Ohio; her daughter, Christine Shields Walker (husband, W.W. Walker Jr.), of Charlotte, N.C.; her grandchildren, Lisa Shields Hall (husband Chandler Hall), of Chicago, Ill., Courtney Couper Shields, of New York City, Elliott Hugh Walker (wife Sara Bernice Walker, of Brooklyn, N.Y., Christopher Shields Walker (wife Lauren Pappas Walker), of CharGibbs lotte, N.C., Catherine Walker Erb (husband George Klepper Erb), of Memphis, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Luca Grayson Walker and Marlow Sage Walker, of Brooklyn, N.Y., John Wayland Shields, of Chicago, Ill., and Caitlin Shields Walker, of Charlotte, N.C.; sister, Jacquelyn Kennedy, and sister in-law, Eleanor Thiesen, both of Atlanta. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, a sister, Mary Thiesen Reynolds, and brother, George Traylor Thiesen. Claude M. Stubbs Jr. Claude M. Stubbs Jr., 85, of Waycross died Saturday night (Aug. 16, 2014) at Baptist Village Retirement CommuniThe family would like to thank her loving caretaker and companion, Carolyn Bell, and the kind and caring staff of hosties after an extended illness. pice. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home. A memorial service was held at Atria Merrywood, 3600 Park Road, Charlotte, N.C. Saturday at 4 p.m. A graveside service was to be held at 11 a.m. today at Oakland Cemetery in Waycross. Memorials may be made in her memory to Saint Simons Land Trust, (designating Couper’s Cannon Point Chimney Melissa ‘Cookie’ Hall Melissa “Cookie” Hall, 35, of Waycross, died Friday (Aug. 15, 2014) evening at her residence. Preservation), P.O. Box 24615, St. Simons Island, Ga. 31522. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Miles-Odum Funeral Home. Sympathy may be expressed online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Pinkie Gilliard Lee Pinkie Gilliard Lee, 95, died Saturday morning (Aug. 18, 2014) at Bayview Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Nahunta following an extended illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County and last surviving charter member of Hephzibah Baptist Church in Dixie Union. She was a daughter to the late Alfred Gilliard and Ida Sweat Gilliard. She was married to the late William Henry Lee and also preceded in death by two sons, William Bernard Lee and Larry Eugene Lee, a granddaughter, Melissa Lee Wassing, and six siblings, Grover Gilliard, E.S. Gilliard, Purdum Gilliard, Carswell Gilliard, J.W. “Jay Bird” Gilliard and Helen Cole. She is survived by a daughter, Pamela Lee Murray (husband Roger), of Blackshear; a son, Charles Alfred Lee, of Walterboro, S.C.; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, BonLee nie Lee, of Waycross; a sister, Elven Fowler, of Shannon; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. A funeral was to be held at 11 a.m. this morning (August 18, 2014) at the Hephzibah Baptist Church. Burial was to follow in Hephzibah Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com Charles Warren Jr. PATTERSON — Charles Warren Jr., 68 of Patterson, passed away Friday evening (Aug. 15, 2014) at his residence following a sudden illness. He had lived in Camden County for many years before moving to Patterson in 2003. He was born to Charles “Jack” Warren Sr. and the late Thelma Wright Warren in Screven on June 21, 1946. He resided in Patterson with his wife, Barbara Johnson Warren, and grandson, Phillip Griffin Jr. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam conflict and retired from the U.S. Air National Guard. He was employed with Gilman Paper Company, St. Marys, for more than 30 years until its closure. He then became employed with Dixie Egg Co. in Blackshear for the last 14 years as an over-the-road driver. An avid outdoorsman, he loved fishing, hunting, gardening and woodworking. He was a devoted Warren husband and loving son, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a member of Bristol Baptist Church Besides his mother, also preceding him in death was his brother, Donald Warren. Survivors include his father, Charles “Jack” Warren Sr., of Patterson; his wife, Barbara Johnson Warren, of Patterson; a sister, Mary Rowland, of Patterson; his children, Eugene and Stephanie Warren, of Kingsland, Patricia Henderson, of St. Marys, Beckie and Roy Ranew, of Metter, Lee and Jennifer Griffin of Kingsland, Karen and Jim Herndon, of Kingsland, and Sam and Shannon Griffin, of Jesup; grandchildren, Alex Warren, Alexis Warren, Sheena Burnsed, Tony Intravia, Curtis Intravia, Dewayne Griffin, Madison Warring, Clara Griffin, Hunter Griffin, Kristie Brazell, Phillip Herndon, Kale Strickland, Phillip Griffin, Brooklyn Griffin, William Griffin; one great-grandchild, Ellie Mae Warren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Bristol Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Bristol Cemetery. Visitation will be held this evening from 5 until 7 at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Southeast Cancer Unit, P.O. Box 2764, Waycross, Ga. 31502. Andrew ‘Ander’ Tyre Sr. Andrew Jackson “Ander” Tyre, Sr., 92, passed away Friday evening (Aug. 15, 2014) at his residence following a lengthy illness. Born in Patterson on Jan. 18, 1922, he had lived in Pierce County all of his life. He was a carpenter and had also farmed (he loved his cows). He was of the Baptist faith, a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II, loved his grandchildren and will be remembered as a simple yet firm man. He was a son of the late Christopher Hugh and Addie Mae Strickland Tyre. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nola Mae Thornton; a daughter, Audrey Fay Tyre; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Juno and Jim Cole and Mildred and Clyde Deal; two brothers and a sister-in-law, C. H. Jr. and Margaret Tyre, and Cecil Tyre; and a brother-in-law, Lloyd Long. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Andy Aspinwall and Virginia and Mike Foster, all of Patterson; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Larry and Linda Tyre, Jack and Juanita Tyre, Arthur Tyre, and David and Tina Tyre, all of Patterson; a sister, Susie Long, of Jesup; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. The funeral is to be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at Offerman Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Foster Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. 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.com Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. William G. McClellan William Grafton McClellan, 85, of Hoboken, passed away Saturday afternoon (Aug. 16, 2014) at Hospice House of Waycross following a brief illness. Born in Waycross, his parents were the late Demory and Vadie Lee Mercier McClellan. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Colleen Rhoden McClellan, a son, William Grafton McClellan Jr., a daughter, Bonnie Elrod, and a sister, Elizabeth Loutrell Mcbee. He was of the Baptist faith. He had worked many years as a mechanic for the City of Waycross. He loved fishing, and he loved his dog “Bozo” very much. Survivors include, a son and his wife, Bobby and Linda Accord, of Blackshear; a daughter and her husband, Linda and Framan Crews, of Hoboken; his sister and her husband, Loreta M. and Juanluis Viruett, of Blackshear; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; three special great-great-grandchildren, Chloe and Kylie Newman and Pasly Boatwright; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. A graveside service is to be held today at 2 p.m. at New Hope Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Florey officiating. Visitation will be held prior to services starting at 1:30 p.m. at the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Juanluis Viruett, Bobby Accord, Keith Duncan, Justin Strickland and Timmy Crews. All pallbearers are asked to be at cemetery by 12:45 p.m. today. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at fryefh.com Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta. David Henry Herrin A funeral for David H. Herrin was held Saturday morning at Deenwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Andy Piland and the Rev. Richard Jeffers officiating. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery. Pallbearers were Caleb Walker, Jacob Newsom, Will Freeman, Michael Jeffers, Alex Stephenson, Ben Hodges, Jake Stephenson and Justin Strickland. Miles-Odum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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