Lawanda J. Stinson
Visitation will be Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Fero Funeral Home.
A funeral mass will be Saturday at noon at Fero Funeral Home. Burial will be Saturday at
Lawanda Johnson Stinson, of Hephzibah (formerly of Waycross), passed
at Fero Memorial Gardens.
away Tuesday (Nov. 11, 2014).
She was born Jan. 14, 1956 in Waycross, the daughter of Bernice Tisby Johnson and the late Freddie Lee Johnson Sr.
She graduated from Waycross High School in 1974 and studied briefly at Brenda G. Hersey
Paine College before enlisting in the United States Navy in 1974. She was
Brenda G. Hersey, 57, died Tuesday night (Nov. 18, 2014) at her residence
stationed in San Diego, Calif., for the duration of her four year enlistment.
in Waresboro after a short illness.
In 1978, upon her honorable discharge from the Navy, She married Dwight
She was a native of Pierce County who lived most of her life in Waycross.
Stinson (former husband) and remained in San Diego working 13 years with
She was a homemaker and a member of Waresboro Baptist Church.
General Dynamics, an aerospace company and later worked three years on the
She loved to cook, fish and most importantly spend time with her family.
naval base as an aviation handler.
She is loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Years later, she returned to Georgia to take care of her brother, Byron (a U.S. military vetShe was the daughter of the late Eston Stephens Sr. and Vera Davis Stephens.
eran), who was paralyzed from a tragic car accident. While taking care of Byron in Atlanta,
Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Early Carswell Hersey, of Wayshe also enrolled briefly in an accounting program. Realizing the skill care services needed
cross; three children, John L. Arnold Jr., of Waycross, Becky Emory, of Wayfor Byron, she moved with her brother to Augusta to continue caring for him and to be near
cross, and Lori White (husband, David), of Blackshear; six grandchildren,
the VA Hospital. She was a very loyal sister and a very compassionate caregiver.
Taylor Dubose, Tommy Dubose, Nicolas Lane, Aaron Arnold, Nate Arnold
The skills and training she developed from taking care of her brother were the same skills
one sister, Lurene Schultz, of Chula; and numerous nieces and nephews.
that impressed ResCare Home Care to hire her to provide in-home care services for seniors.
11 a.m. Saturday at Waresboro Baptist Church. Burial will follow in
She was a very special caregiver and developed special bonds with her co-workers and all of
her clients. Her clients loved her and looked forward to her visits.
The family will receive friends 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at her residence, 696 N. McDonald
While living in Augusta, she met her devoted partner of 20 years, David Gray. They were
Waycross, Ga. 31503.
the light in each other’s lives.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was preceded in death by her younger brother, Freddie Johnson Jr., her father, Freddie
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Lee Johnson Sr., and her brother Byron Joseph Johnson. She was a very dedicated and adored
daughter, sister, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her mother, Bernice Tisby Johnson; her son, Shawn Johnson; and her Carrie W. Evers
Carrie Williams Evers entered into eternal rest Tuesday (Nov. 18, 2014) at 9:29 p.m. at
longtime partner, David Gray; two aunts, Loreather Tisby and JoAnn McCloud Harrison (Fred
Jr.); her four beloved grandchildren, Zakira, Ashanti, Tayana and Juwan; a nephew, Terrell DeKalb Medical Center, Lithonia, after an extended illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.
Johnson (Toya); two uncles, Morris McCloud Sr. and Norris McCloud (Debbie); and a host
of cousins and friends.
Her laughter and shining light will surely be missed.
James M. Carter Jr.
A celebration of life service will be held Saturday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church,
James Middleton “Jimmy” Carter Jr., 71, died Wednesday morning (Nov. 19, 2014) at Mayo
864 Oak St., Waycross, with Pastor Paul Bailey offering words of comfort.
Clinic Health System in Waycross after an extended illness.
Burial and committal services will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
He was a native of Bacon County, but he lived most of his life in Waycross. He attended the
The body will lie in repose in the church from 11 a.m. until the service hour. The cortege University of Georgia and played football for his beloved Bulldogs.
will assemble at the family residence, 1706 Thomas St., at 11:15 a.m.
He retired from Satilla Mental Health Services as an administrative services manager, and
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 5 until 7 p.m., and at the he was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
family residence outside of visitation hours.
He testimony was the love of his children and grandchildren. Toni, his special daughter,
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was the center of his heart, and he accomplished his goal of making sure his family fared well
Professional services are entrusted to Perry Brothers Funeral Home Inc., 1100 Ossie Davis in their journey of life.
Parkway, Waycross.
He was the son of the late James M. “Buddy” Carter Sr. and Nadine Steedley Carter.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Gayle Wheeler Carter, of Waycross; five children,
Toni Carter, of Waycross, James M. Carter III (wife, Jennifer), of Valdosta, Jeff Carter (partLaura L. Taylor
ner, Michael LaRochelle), of Naples, Fla., Jenny Barnes (husband, Kevin), of Waycross, and
Laura Lorraine Taylor was born in Florence, Ky. May 20, 1931 and lived her Julie Tanner (husband, Bryant), of Waycross; eight grandchildren, Madison Carter, Abigail
later years in Ocala, Fla.
Carter, Clancey Carter, Mary Catherine Barnes, Carter Barnes, Coleman Tanner, Sarah Beth
She went to be with the Lord peacefully on Tuesday (Nov. 18, 2014).
Tanner and Lindsey Tanner; one brother, W. Jerry Carter (wife, Betty), of Jackson; one sister,
She leaves behind a son, Rickey J. Bolling, and a daughter-in-law, Barbara, Linda Toler (husband, Dr. Stan), of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and numerous nieces, nephews
three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 27 years, Ernest TayA funeral will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at First Church of the Nazarene. Burial will follow
lor. She loved being a step-mother to Ernie’s four children, Tammy Taylor, in Pinelawn Cemetery in Alma.
Susan Cunningham, Teresa Billingsley and James Taylor.
The family will receive friends 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Music Funeral Home.
She enjoyed being part of a large family and will be missed by her brothMusic Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
ers, William and Joseph Justice.
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She will be joining her beloved parents, Ethel and Charles Justice, and her
brothers, Art, David, Clarence and Lonzo Justice, and her cherished sister, Charlene Duvall,
Irene P. Yarbrough
in Heaven.
MONTICELLO — Irene Peacock Yarbrough, 88, of Milledgeville, formerly of Blackshear,
Ernie and Lorraine lived most of their life together in Inverness, Fla., before retiring to
away late Tuesday night (Nov. 18, 2014) at the Retreat Nursing Home in Monticello.
Waycross. She leaves behind friends in both cities.
arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pearson-Dial Funeral
She was especially proud to be a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 65,
in Inverness.