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Lunette Hilliard Carpenter

?Lunette Hilliard Carpenter, 86, of Waycross died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 afternoon at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after an extended illness. She was born in Broxton to the late Henry and Lovie Wooten Hilliard.

Mrs. Carpenter helped build planes during the war at Warner Robins Air Base. She lived most of her life in Waycross where she was the bookkeeper for her husband’s business, Carpenter Refrigeration. Mrs. Carpenter was a former member of Millwood Baptist Church where her husband was a former Pastor and currently was a member of Rebecca Baptist Church in Milan. She always enjoyed being with her family and spending time with them.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Henry D. Carpenter; two daughters, Joyce Sharpe and Betty Jean Thomas; two sons, Henry Lee Jack Carpenter and Charles Ronald Carpenter; three sisters, Betty Miller, Eulee Hastings, Pearl Swinson; three brothers, Louie Hilliard, Huey Hilliard and Dewey Hilliard.

Survivors include one daughter, Josie McQuaig and her husband, Marlon of Waycross; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rev. Ruby Smith and her husband Fred of Douglas, Inez Smith of Douglas; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A funeral service was held Thursday morning, Sept. 18 at Rebecca Baptist Church in Milan. Burial will follow in Rebecca Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends Wednesday evening from 6 – 8 at the funeral home.

Sympathy may be expressed online at

Miles-Odum Funeral Home of Waycross is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Vaughn

??Ruth Vaughn, 92, of McRae, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 13 at Friendship Church Cemetery.

A native of Milan, Ms. Vaughn was the daughter of the late Joseph Robert and Mary Hulett Vaughn.

She was a member of Soul Cross Ministries and was a true entrepreneur, with a sales business as well as farming. Known for her quick wit and humor, she was preceded in death by her brothers, John Vaughn, Buster Vaughn, Rufus Vaughn and Cliff Vaughn.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the Friendship Cemetery Fund, c/o Ruthie Jackson, 24 Bo Jackson Ln., Jacksonville, Ga. 31544.

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Vaughn Funeral Home of McRae was in charge of arrangements.












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