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Harry Richard Roney

June 2, 1940 ~ March 19, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Harry Roney Obituary

Mrs. Darcile Carter Roney, 79, of Blackshear, passed away Friday morning, March 17, 2023, at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House in Waycross, GA.  Her husband, Harry Richard Roney, passed away Sunday morning, March 19, 2023, also at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House. 

Mrs. Roney was born in Blackshear, GA on March 22, 1943. She had lived in many cities over the years being a military wife with Columbia, SC being her home prior to moving back to Pierce County.  Many will remember her as their salesperson at the former Friedman’s Jewelers in Waycross.  Mrs. Roney has spent the last several years being a homemaker.  She loved working in her yard and enjoyed cooking and watching Judge Judy.  She was of the Baptist faith. 

She was a daughter of the late Carl Colquitt & Lucy Roberson Carter.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry Richard Roney, who passed away Sunday morning, March 19th; her daughter, Cheryl Patricia “Sherry” Barnes; her sister, Nancy Lee; and her brother, Corbitt Carter.

Mr. Roney was born in Philadelphia, PA on June 2, 1940. He had lived in many cities over the years due to his military career with Columbia, SC being his home prior to moving to Pierce County.  Mr. Roney retired from the US Army as a Sergeant Major.  He would go on to retire as a Deputy Warden at Ware State Prison.  Mr. Roney enjoyed riding his motorcycle and reading his Bible and in his younger days had enjoyed running.  He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

He was a son of the late Arthur Joseph & Lillian Cecelia Eimer Roney.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Darcile Carter Roney, who passed away Friday, March 17th; his daughter, Cheryl Patricia “Sherry” Barnes; his sister, Cecillia Patricia Tolbert; and his brother, Arthur H. J. Roney.

Survivors include their two grandsons, Bryant Barnes of Athens and Taylor & Julia Barnes of Washington, DC; Mrs. Roney’s sister-in-law, Opal Carter of Jacksonville, FL; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mr. & Mrs. Roney will be held Friday afternoon, March 24, 2023, at 2:00 o’clock from the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home chapel immediately following the service.

Interment will be in the Waters Cemetery.

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Funeral Service
March 24, 2023

2:00 PM
Pearson-Dial Chapel
659 Main St.
Blackshear, GA 31516


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