Trudie Janette 'Granny' Grantham Lieupo
Mrs. Trudie Janette Grantham “Granny” Lieupo, 85, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013 at her residence.
Mrs. Lieupo was born Feburary 18, 1928 in Berrien County, Ga. to the late Charlie E. Grantham and Vietta Tucker Grantham and had lived all in Clinch County most of her life. She was retired from BWay Corporation and was a member of the Homerville Free Will Baptist Church. She loved to be outside working in her yard. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Donald Lieupo, Sr., two brothers: Carroll E. Grantham and Walter E. Grantham; one great-grandson, John Wesley Lieupo and one great-granddaughter, Millie Claire Lieupo.
Survivors are her children, Donnie Lieupo and special friend Mavis Trowell, Ronnie Lieupo and wife Claudia, Bonnie Gail Lieupo, Donna Ruth Lieupo and Russell Lieupo and special friend, Lisa Green, all of Homerville; six grandchildren, Scott and Natasha Lieupo, Jonathan and Miranda Lieupo, Jackie and Eddie Tompkins, Rusty and Teresa Lieupo, Dustin Lieupo and Joseph Lieupo Porter; 11 great-grandchildren; a very special friend of “Granny”, Vira Mae McRae and a number of other nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Graveside services for Mrs. Lieupo were held Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 4 p.m. in the Pine Forest Cemetery.
Officiating was Rev. Talmadge Guess, Rev. Keith Chauncey, and Rev. Josh Crozier.
Active pallbearers were Scott Lieupo, Austin Lieupo, Jonathan Lieupo, Rusty Lieupo, Dustin Lieupo, and Joseph Lieupo Porter.
W.G. Smith sang "Go Rest High On That Mountain" and "In The Garden".
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net.
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Cassie Bell Hunt Metts
Cassie Bell Hunt Metts, 95, formerly of Homerville, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the home of her daughter in Tifton.
Mrs. Metts was born February 8, 1918, in Granville County, N.C. to the late George and Glenda Bell Smith Hunt. She was a homemaker and had worked in the Clinch County School cafeteria in Homerville for several years. Mrs. Metts was a member of Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church of Willow Springs N.C. She enjoyed gardening, riding around, traveling, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and taking care of others.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clenton Metts; one granddaughter, Vickie Ann Metts Moylan; two sisters and seven brothers.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce Rae and M.C. Vickers, Jewel and Tommie Day Smith all of Tifton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Shelby and Shirley Metts of Homerville, Waverly Metts of Glennville; 7 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2013, in the chapel of Albritton-Beaymont Funeral Directors.
Officiating was Dr. Danny Ray.
Interment followed in Saint Luke Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Alapaha.
Mrs. Metts grandsons served as palbearers, Ray Metts, Dewey Smith, Jerry Smith, Jason Delk, Jimmy Gaskins, Brian Browning, and Colton Gaskins.
Flowers were accepted or memorials could be made to Hospice of Tift Area, P.O. Box 747, Tifton, Ga. 31793.
You may sign the guest registry at www.albritton-beaumontfuneralhome.com.
Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.
Travis J. Mixon
Mr. Travis Jackie Mixon, 55, of Waycross died Sunday, May 12, 2013 at his residence after an extended illness.
He was born in Homerville, grew up in Manor and lived here most of his life. He was a self-employed truck driver and attended Open Door Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, flying planes and loved boating.He was preceded in death by his father, Reavis “Duke” Mixon; one granddaughter, Courtney Mixon.
Survivors include four children, Travis Lane of Nashville, Ga., Trampus Mixon of Waycross, Josh Mixon of Waycross and Brandy Mixon of Waycross; his mother, Maybelle Mixon Burnett of Waycross; two grandchildren, Bryce Mixon and Emma Grace Mixon; two sisters, Brenda Burnett and her husband Charles of Gautier, Miss., Sharon Merritt and her husband Donnie of Manor; one brother, Dennis Mixon and his wife Candy of Argyle; special nephews, Ivy Merritt of Waycross, Donnie Merritt of Alma and Cecil Merritt of Manor; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 2 pm at the Open Door Baptist Church.
Burial followed in Camp Branch Providence Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Ben Wilson, 83, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013, in the Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
Mr. Wilson was born February 24, 1930 in Millwood, Ga. to the late Henry Walter Wilson and Katie Barnadore Wilson. He lived most of his life in Argyle and was retired Logger and Farmer and was Co-Owner of the C & T Lawn Care, Inc. of Waycross. He is a member of the New Vision Church of God and was preceded in death by his wife, Nettie Ruth Griffin Wilson; four sisters, Pauline O’Berry, Margret "Winki" Douglas, Martha Hines and Lucy Morgan; four brothers, Henry Wilson, Jon Wilson, Tom Wilson and Coats Wilson.
Survivors are a daughter, Katie Wilson Bennett of Homerville; three sons, Carl Wilson and wife Tina of Waycross, Mack Wilson and wife Cathy of Argyle and Johnny Wilson of Argyle; a brother, Winton Wilson and wife Francis of Manor; 10 grandchildren, Tracy B. Stalvey and husband Jeffery, Stacie B. Hendrix and husband Eric, Melissa B. Gilbreth and husband Johnny, Dina W. Dryden and husband Mike, Wesley Wilson and wife Billie Ann, Scarlett T. Perrot and husband Mark, Brock Wilson and fiancée Amanda, Brandon Wilson and wife Kerri Ann, Jennifer W. Allen and husband Brian and Pagie Wilson and fiancée San King.
Services for Mr. Wilson were held Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 11 a.m. from the New Vision Church of God.
Officiating was Bishop Jerry Baldree and Bishop David Price.
Internment was in the Shiloh Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Billy Morgan, Ray Howling, Mervin Bennett, Wyman Smith, Jon Sirmans, William Corbitt, Mark Perrott and Charles Douglas.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Adult Sunday School Class and Rev. and Mrs. David Inman.
Danny Holmes sang "Beulah Land", Tina Henderson sang "I Am" and J.D. Quinn sang "I'm Building A Bridge".
Donations may be made to the New Vision Church Building Fund.
Roundtree Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.