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Maxine Cobb Prater Cherry

CHERRY Maxine Cobb Prater Cherry went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, June 8, 2010. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great, great grandmother. Family was the most important part of her life and was lovingly known as 'Mammy.' She was born December 11, 1914 in Pinetta, Florida to Maxwell Stewart Cobb and Stella Read Cobb. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Guy Prater, a sister, Juanita Cobb Tuten and a brother, Maxwell S. Cobb. Growing African violets was her passion. She was well known for her prize winning plants and as a flower show judge. She was retired after a long career from Greyhound Lines. She was a long time member of Spring Glen Methodist Church in Jacksonville, Florida. Upon moving to Waycross in 1998 she joined First United Methodist Church where she faithfully attended until she became homebound. At First United Methodist she was a member of the Lois Groszmann Circle. Maxine is survived by a daughter and doting son-in-law, Patricia Prater Prevatt and her husband Harry of Waycross, a sister, Avis Read Naylor of Lexington, Kentucky, her grandchildren, Debra Tillman and her husband Dorsey of Waycross, David Prevatt and his wife Pam of Blackshear, Susan Fullard of Waycross, Lorri Stewart and her husband Buddy of Blackshear, her great grandchildren, Guy Fullard and his wife Rachel of Waycross, Zack Bowman and his wife Nancy of Waycross, Rebecca Brown and her husband B.J. of Blackshear, Matthew Stewart of Blackshear, Megan Prevatt of Blackshear, Jordan Prevatt of Blackshear, her great great grandchildren, Floyd Guy Fullard, Bela Nicole Fullard, Katherine Elizabeth Bowman, Bradley Jackson Brown and numerous other relatives. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends Saturday morning beginning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida at 3 p.m., on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 410 Williams Street, Waycross, Georgia 31501, of Spring Glen United Methodist Church, 6007 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32216. Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com . Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com

Funeral Home

Miles-Odum Funeral Home and Crematory - Waycross
130 Screven Ave  Waycross, GA 31501
912-283-2525

Published in the Florida Times-Union on June 11, 2010
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