2.29.20 obituaries



Buddy Rozier

Ludowici--Buddy Rozier, 67 of Ludowici died Wednesday, February 26, 2020.  The Long County native was a member of First Baptist Church of Ludowici and a retired ITT Rayonier Forest Division employee.  He loved hunting, fishing and outdoor life.  His parents, Joe and Alice Young Rozier preceded him in death.

Survivors are his daughter, Tina (Ricky) Peacock of Ludowici; a son, Timmy (Kim) Rozier of Jesup; 5 grandchildren, Devon and Carlee McClelland, Colton Peacock, Antonio Juarbe, Caelyn Rozier; a great granddaughter, Brilee McClelland; 3 sisters, Louise Padgett and Shirley Williamson, both of Ludowici, Michaeline (Rusty) Reddish of Jesup; brother, Archie (Sheila) Poppell of Ludowici; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with Rev. Larry Strickland and Bro. Jason Ryals officiating. Interment will follow in the Baggs Cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be Wesley Johnson, Wilford Morris, Norman Morris, Ronnie Ryals, Pat Ogden and Daniel Ryals.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Long County Sheriff’s Department.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 PM Friday, February 28, 2020 at the funeral home.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.


Joyce Blocker

Blackshear--Joyce Blocker, 76, of Blackshear and formally of Jesup died Feb. 26, 2020.

The Pierce County native was a member of First Baptist Church of Blackshear. She was a former employee of Professional Transportation Inc. She was a member of Salt Shakers, Red Hat Ladies and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Her hobbies include playing cards and working out crossword puzzles.

She was predeceased by her parents, Leland Blocker and Alice Strickland; and her former husband, Malcolm Sidney Skelton Jr.

Survivors include a daughter, Katrina Robinson of Odum; a granddaughter, Alexandria Robinson of Odum; three sisters, Edna Arnold of Kathleen, Annette (Durwood) Miller of Screven and Pam (Wendy) Mann of Kingsland; four brothers, L.H. “Buddy” (Sue) Blocker of Jesup, Hulen (Deb) Blocker of Byron, Mike (Diane) Blocker of Jesup and Greg Blocker of Jesup; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 14, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Blackshear with Dr. Bill Young and Durwood Miller officiating.

The family will receive friends the hour prior to services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary of Pierce County, 1006 S. Pierce Street, Alma, GA 31510.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Lisa Dorminey Mallow

Valdosta--Lisa Dorminey Mallow, 56, of Valdosta died  Feb. 24, 2020 at South Georgia Medical Center.

She was born in Adel on Aug. 7, 1963, to Margie Guthrie Dor-miney and the late William G. Dorminey. She was a teacher with Horizon Academy-Valdosta Site and served as the Garden Club Coordinator at Horizon Academy. Her love for children was the reason she became a teacher.

She is a member of Redland Baptist Church, an avid reader and gardner.

Survivors include her husband, Kevin Mallow of Valdosta; her mother, Margie Dorminey of Adel; her sister, Leslie Swords of Thomasville; two nieces, Elizabeth Swords and Rachel Swords both of Thomasville; her great-nieces, Ava Cody, Riley Cody both of Thomasville; great-nephew, Bentley Vaughn of Cairo; her uncle and aunt, Walter C. and Mary Nell Guthrie of Niceville, Florida; parents-in-law, Dorsey and Janet Mallow of Valdosta; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Tracy and Randy Peters of Valdosta; brother-in-law, Kent Mallow of Tallahassee, Florida.

Funeral services were held Feb. 27 at Redland Baptist Church with the Rev. Jay Watkins officiating. Burial followed in the Redland Cemetery.

Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com Carson McLane Funeral Home.

Carson McLane Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.