Obituaries 08-24-23

August 23, 2023


Jan. 11, 2006-Aug. 19, 2023

Funeral services for Autumn Marie Letson, 17, of Waynesboro will be at

10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, 2023 from the Chapel of Freeman Funeral

Home, with Rev. Joey Rogers and Rev. David Tennyson officiating.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023 from the

Parlor of Freeman Funeral Home.

Following the funeral service, interment will take place at Kimbrough

Cemetery in Millry, Ala.

Born in Waynesboro on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006 to Stephen Letson and

Robin Louise Knight, she was a Student at Wayne County High School.

She died on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023.

She is survived by her father and his wife, Stephen and Laura Letson of

Gurley, Ala.; her mother and her husband, Robin Louise and Joseph Hudson

Knight of Waynesboro; three brothers, Tyler Letson, Brandon Letson and

Colton Letson, all of Gurley; a stepbrother, Ayden Hudson of Waynesboro;

three stepsisters, Serenity Street and Addison Hudson, both of

Waynesboro, and MaeMae Alley of Adamsville, Tenn.; her grandmothers,

Bonnie Hammonds of Silas, Ala., and Linda Knight of Waynesboro; and a

host of aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Robert Hodge and Billy


An online guestbook can be signed at

Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro is in charge of arrangements.


Aug. 4, 1938-Aug. 18, 2023

Funeral services for Alton Guy, 85, of State Line, were conducted on

Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023 from Harvest Temple Church, with Rev. Edward Bean


Interment followed at Providence Cemetery in State Line.

Born in State Line on Thursday, Aug. 4, 1938 to Earnest Guy and Mamie

Myrtis Sullivan Guy, he was a member of Harvest Temple Church. He had

worked as a Mechanic with Estabrook Ford Motor Company for 12 years,

then later became self-employed with Alton Guy Logging.

He served for 12 years on the Board of Southeast Mississippi Livestock

in Hattiesburg as a Director for the Wayne County area. He was proud to

have represented the Wayne County area in this capacity.

He enjoyed selling watermelons, cattle farming and anything that

involved associating with people. He always greeted everyone with a


He was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, great- and even

great-great-grandfather; a man who was very proud of his family.

He died on Friday, Aug. 18, 2023 at his residence.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Virginia Ell Kelley Guy of State

Line; his sons and daughters-in-law, Alton Dwayne and Paula D. Guy of

State Line and Phillip Douglas and Pamela Guy of State Line; his

daughter and son-in-law, Karen Guy and Carl Jordan of State Line; his

sisters, Rosa Lee Yarbrough of Saraland, Ala., Elizabeth Dennis of State

Line, Myrtis Alberta Dickinson of Citronelle, Ala., and Teresa Ann

McLaughlin of Clara; eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a


He was preceded in death by his father, Earnest Guy; his mother, Mamie

Myrtis Sullivan Guy; his brothers, Earnest Lee Guy, William Earnest Guy,

Raybon Guy and Charles Clifton Guy; and his sisters, Lois Elmer Ezell,

Lillie Marie Batley, Hazel Burnice Allday and Linda Doris Albritton.

Pallbearers were Drake Guy, Dumas Milner, Joshua Guy, Joseph Guy, Jeremy

Jordan, Daniel Jordan, Jacob Jordan and Josh Guy. Honorary pallbearers

were Dalton Rutledge and Chase Barnes.

An online guestbook can be signed at

Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro was in charge of arrangements.


Jan. 20, 1930-Aug. 3, 2023

Funeral services for Cecil Coit O'Dom, 93, of Waynesboro, were conducted

on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023 from Bridgeway Church, with Dr. DeJuan Walley


Interment followed at Coyt Cemetery.

Born in Waynesboro on Monday, Jan. 20, 1930 to Thomas Edward O'Dom and

Minnie Guthrie O'Dom, he served in the United States Air Force and was a

Veteran of the Korean War. A member of Bridgeway Church, he retired as a

Service Manager with Reliable Trucking.

He died on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023 at Brookwood Villa Personal Care Home

in Waynesboro.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Jill O'Dom

and Gary and Sandra O'Dom; his daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Scott

Besson; his grandsons and their respective spouses, Austin O'Dom and

Cade and Kaleigh Clanton; two granddaughters and their respective

spouses, Shea Clanton and Audra and Bryson Brewer; his

great-granddaughter, Ava O'Dom; his great-grandson, Bear Brewer; several

nieces and nephews and a special cousin, Glen O'Dom.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gatha McInnis O'Dom; his father,

Thomas Edward O'Dom; his mother, Minnie Guthrie O'Dom; his brother,

Doyle O'Dom; and a special cousin, Craig O'Dom.

Pallbearers were Al Harrison, Steve Odom, Larry Blair, Elgin Mcinnis,

Allen McInnis, Lonnie McInnis, Dail Odom, Terry Clanton and George


An online guestbook can be signed at

Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro was in charge of arrangements.