OBITUARY MR. JOE MERCER Mr. Joe Mercer, age 93, of Axson, Ga. passed away, Friday, January 23, 2015 at Baptist Village in Waycross, Ga. following an extended illness. A native of Breckenridge, Texas, Mr. Mercer was born October 1, 1921, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Mercer and Susie Tabor Mercer. Coming from Texas in 1950, Mr. Mercer made Atkinson County his home for the rest of his life. He was a retired Logging Supervisor for Union Camp Corporation and a member of Pearson First Baptist Church. An avid hunter, Mr. Mercer was an honorary member of the Alapaha Hunting Club and the Satilla F. & A. M. #163. He was a WWII Veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Mercer was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Gladys Mullis Mercer. Survivors include: 2 Sons: John Mercer and wife Lynn of Chestertown, Maryland Starling Mercer and wife Hilda of Axson, Ga. 1 Brother: Buddy Lee Mercer of North Texas 4 Grandchildren: Tish Hardee Lindsey Lane Tyler Mercer Jeremy Mercer 4 Great-Grandchildren and several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Graveside funeral services for Mr. Mercer were held, Sunday, January 25, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Satilla Memorial Gardens in Douglas, Ga. with Rev. Mark Joyce officiating. Special musical number, "Amazing Grace" was rendered a capella by Mr. Mercer's Granddaughter, Lindsey Lane. Interment followed in Satilla Memorial Gardens with military honors rendered by an Honor Guard Contingent of the U.S. Army. Serving as active pallbearers were: Tom Morris, James Gore, William White, Mann Corbitt, Johnny Burch and James Joyce. Serving as honorary pallbearers were: Bobby Mullis, Douglas Mullis, Stanley Wall, Jimmy Johnson, Keith Wall, Bo Fender and Foster Davis. Relihan Funeral Home in Pearson, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements.