Funeral Care Obituaries



Writing an obituary can be an opportunity to honor and remember a loved one, yet it can feel daunting when writing one that accurately captures both aspects of their life while being informative to those who might not. Here is a helpful checklist to get you started:

Pinnacle Funeral Service, Inc. has acquired Moffitt Family Funeral Care of Franklin. This acquisition allows Moffitt’s owners to enjoy assurance and continued support as they retire.

Sadie Currie Moffitt

Funeral programs provide invaluable genealogical data. They contain names and dates of birth, death, marriage, and burial of the deceased, lists of living relatives, photographs of deceased individuals, and orders of service for funerals. Funeral programs can serve as invaluable sources of family history research as well as serving ethnic and religious studies research groups. These documents are typically found at local libraries.

Sadie Currie Moffitt passed away on February 27, 2013, at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst, North Carolina, at 96 years old. She leaves behind one daughter – Ann Moore of Robbins – and two grandkids: Leigh Ann Bryant with husband David Bryant and Reverend Todd Moore (all living). Additionally, she leaves one son (Samuel Johnson Cheek with his wife Nancy of Camden, South Carolina) and several nieces and nephews as surviving relatives.

On Friday from 6 to 9 PM at Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home, a Rosary will be said at 7 PM, followed by visitation until 9 PM, with a funeral mass to follow immediately afterward at 11:30 AM on Saturday, March 4, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Odem. Interment will immediately follow at Memorial Cemetery located within Odem.

Moffitt Family Funeral Care of Franklin, North Carolina, recently joined the Pinnacle Funeral Homes family. David Moffitt, owner of Moffitt, indicated his decision as being aligned with both personal and professional values he held dear. Joining Pinnacle would allow continuity for families served over time while giving him more time to spend with his family.

Thomas W. Moffitt

Thomas Moffitt understood what it meant to love and be loved. A loving father and husband, he also served his community by volunteering as a firefighter and always being available for family and friends in need. Thomas will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Moffitt Family Funeral Care recently joined Pinnacle’s expanding funeral home network. Together with Pinnacle, Moffitt outlined an exit strategy designed to allow him to spend more time with his family while guaranteeing its ongoing success.

At Moffitt Family Funeral Home, we understand that your life is one of a kind. It is our privilege and responsibility to assist in creating the most fitting memorial for those we hold dear – with an experienced team standing by at every step.

At our facility, we specialize in providing outstanding care for those during grief and offer cremation, burial, funeral and memorialization arrangements, graveside services, and grief support. Our philosophy embraces that every journey through life should be celebrated individually.

Memorial services are an opportunity to remember and celebrate the life of someone dear, sharing memories and honoring their memory in one centralized event. Memorial services can also serve as an opportunity for healing and peace-seeking.

At your service, special music and personal touches can add extra meaning. Photos may also help bring memories back; slideshows of photos could serve as an emotional tribute. Though planning and discussing details with family can be emotionally taxing, planning ensures an eventful service.

Thomas Moffitt currently resides at 4825 E Mount Pleasant Dr in Flagstaff AZ 86004. He moved in January of 1983. Thomas has a wife and three children as well as an automotive related business that he owns; born October 1930 he currently resides there but also used to reside at 8715 Arroyo Trl starting March 1997 for 14 years before moving out in early December 1998.

Michael Warren Ginn

Michael Warren Ginn is an award-winning writer and director. He created and produced “October” (a short film) as well as “The University Greys: From Students to Soldiers,” both documentaries that won first prize at several film festivals for their depictions of Ole Miss sports productions. Ginn resides in Tucson, Arizona, but previously lived at addresses in Colorado, New York, and North Carolina.

He has previously held senior industrial design roles at Integrated Design Systems, and Fort Wayne-based structural foam molder Structural Foam Molders Inc. GinnDesign has been his sole design firm since 2008.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Sandersville and was actively involved with numerous community organizations. An avid golfer, he enjoyed spending time with his family. An interest in historic architecture inspired him to establish a successful reclaimed lumber business during the 1990s; collecting antiques, pottery, arrowheads, and shark teeth were some of his hobbies, along with finding flowers and fauna in nature. Ginn is survived by his wife, Ann Vance Ginn of Sandersville, GA; children Laura Mason (John) and Heather Pope of Amelia Island, FL; and grandchildren, Noah Christian Jackson Davis Pope, along with numerous nieces and nephews and aunties/uncles/unknowns.

Verna Brooks Waits

Verna Brooks Waits of Deepstep passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 7th, after living 92 years. Born in Washington County and graduating from Sandersville High School, Verna was an active member of both her church, Deepstep Methodist, and community life as a whole. Unfortunately, she was predeceased by her husband, Richard Franklin “Sam” Waits; two brothers, James Brooks and William Brooks; and Frances Smith, who all preceded her. John Waits and his wife Karen remain, as do three grandchildren Michael Waits from Salem; Emily Waits (Andrew) Waits Crawfordsville; Matthew Waits (Amanda), six great-grandchildren (plus one step-grandchild Heather Waits) of Ogden, Utah as well as several nieces and nephews and nieces/nephews/nephews/nephews/heather/mark of Ogden Utah plus several nieces/nephews/heather (Mark), survive.) Richard Franklin “Sam” Waits predeceased him but not predeceased him, thereby predeceasing him upon death. Frances Smith predeceased him along with William Brooks brothers James Brooks/ William Brooks brothers James/ William Brooks brother/Frances Smith/ Frances Smith. Frances Smith also predeceased him. Frances Smith’s sister, Frances Smith, from Youngstown,

Reverend Scott Thompson will officiate a memorial service on Wednesday, October 11th, at 11:00 am in Deepstep Methodist Church Cemetery. Friends may arrive between 6:00 pm and 11 am for this event. Dean’s Funeral Home of Sebring has made arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart of Ohio Chapter of the American Red Cross or another charity of your choice, with online condolences accepted at Our family would also like to extend their deepest thanks to UPMC Presbyterian staff for their care and compassion; Drs Michael Ginn, Robert Lutz, and Steven Wolanzyk also for assisting. Finally, all our neighbors who have shown kindness over time; we will miss you so very much, but know you are in a better place, and we hope we may meet again soon!