Obituaries 04-13-23

April 12, 2023


Sept. 9, 1937-April 9, 2023

Graveside services for Nola Grace Overstreet, 85, of Buckatunna, were

conducted on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 from Zion Rest Cemetery in

Buckatunna, with Rev. Steve Watts and Rev. Ken Beasley officiating.

Born in Waynesboro on Thursday, Sept. 9, 1937 to the late Grover and

Nola Mae Hollingshead, she was a member of Red Creek Church of God. She

retired form the La Porte School System, where she worked in food

services. She volunteered as a Pink Lady at Wayne General Hospital for

20 years.

She died on Sunday, April 9, 2023 at Washington County Nursing Home in

Chatom, Ala.

She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Cecil Craig and

Patrick Lyn Overstreet of Arlington, Mass., and Grover Scott Overstreet

of Mobile, Ala.; her special devoted friend, Curly West of Waynesboro;

her brother and sister-in-law, R.P. and Vera Hollingshead of Waynesboro;

five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two

great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Arnold Overstreet; her

parents, Grover and Nola Mae Hollingshead; three brothers, Trutt

Hollingshead, Carlis "C.C." Hollingshead and Jefferson Hollingshead; six

sisters, Ena Taylor, Lena Smith, Ruth Williams, Edith Taylor, Fannie

Taylor and Priscilla Hollingshead; and a great-grandson, Lawson Brooks


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pink Lady Scholarship

Fund at Wayne General Hospital.

An online guestbook can be signed at

Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro was in charge of arrangements.


Nov. 18, 1966-April 4, 2023

Funeral services for Jennifer Lynn Mosley, 56, of Eucutta, were

conducted on Thursday, April 6, 2023 from the Chapel of Freeman Funeral

Home, with Rev. Pat Patterson and Rev. Mickey Walls officiating.

Interment followed at Goodwater Cemetery in Clarke County.

Born in Hattiesburg on Nov. 18, 1966 to James Watkins and Juanell

Watkins, she was a member of Eucutta Independent Church. She worked as

an Accountant with Whitestone Transportation.

She died on April 4, 2023 at her residence.

She is survived by her husband, Johnny Mosley of Eucutta; her mother,

Juanell Watkins of Bolinger, Ala.; two sons, Heath Mosley and Seth

Mosley, both of Eucutta; a daughter and son-in-law, Brandi and Shawn

Thornton of Yellow Pine, Ala.; two brothers, Austin Watkins of Bolinger

and Andy Watkins of Pensacola, Fla.; and two grandsons, Eric Thornton

and Ethan Thornton, both of Yellow Pine.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Watkins, and a son, Eric


Pallbearers were John Green, Dillon Green, Luke Green, Eric Thornton,

Scott Lofton, Dewayne Pryor, Shawn Thornton and Ethan Thornton.

An online guestbook can be signed at

Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro was in charge of arrangements.


Nov. 13, 1951-April 4, 2023

Funeral services for Carol Platt Busby, 71, of Waynesboro, were

conducted on Friday, April 7, 2023 from the Chapel of Freeman Funeral

Home, with Dr. Steven Bruns officiating.

Interment followed at Waynesboro Cemetery.

Born in Laurel on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1951 to Lamar and Maxine Platt, she

graduated from Waynesboro Central High School in 1969 and later became a

member of the first graduating class of dental hygienists from the

University of Mississippi Medical Center.

She married Arthur George Busby III on June 10, 1972. She retired as a

Dental Hygienist and well as Co-Owner of Busby's Garden Center and

Landscaping in Waynesboro. She was a member of First United Methodist

Church for more than 40 years.

She died on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at Asbury Hospice Facility in


She is survived by her loving husband of more than 50 years, Arthur

George Busby III; two daughters and a son-in-law, Nicole Marasca of

Mobile, Ala., and Blair and John Dolan of Ellisville; two

granddaughters, Emma Marascca of Mobile and Kinsley Doland of

Ellisville; her sister-in-law, Marion Ann Busby Poirier of Hattiesburg;

a niece and her spouse, Michelle Poirier and Jody Varner of Jackson; a

nephew, Robert Poirier of Atlanta, Ga.; a great-niece and three


She was preceded in death by her parents, Lamar and Maxine Platt; her

brother, Jerry Platt; and her mother-in-law, Marion Busby Stevens.

Pallbearer were Frank Johnston, Clayton Rainwater, Ben Graves, Dan

Lomax, Timothy Anderson and John Dolan. Honorary pallbearers were Doug

and Wilda Everitt. Also serving as honorary pallbearers were The Great

Eight Social Group, including Hope Johnston, Julia Waller, Sherry Clark,

Barbara Graves, Mary Jo Britton, Louise Rainwater and Bibba Hertz.

An online guestbook can be signed at

Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro was in charge of arrangements.