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MRS. NEWMAN
VALLEY -- Mrs. Georgia Jean Newman, 87, of Valley died Monday, May 31, 2004 at George H. Lanier Memorial Hospital in Valley. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, June 2 at 2 p.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley with the Rev. Steve York officiating. Burial will follow in Fairfax Cemetery. Mrs. Newman is survived by her husband, Charles Newman; one daughter, Rebecca Ann Newman of Valley; two sons, James B. Bishop of Valley and Gregory Reed of Ringgold, Ga.; one sister Billie Ashberry of Big Springs, Texas; one brother, Paul Story of Long View, Texas; and seven grandchildren, Chenel Brooks of Valley, Jennifer Bishop of Cusseta, Jodi Williamson of Auburn, Karmen Leavins of Lanett, Jacob Newman of Deltona, Fla., Brianna Newman of Deltona and Tony L. Smith of Lilburn, Ga. Born Jan. 3, 1917 in Harris County, Ga., Mrs. Newman was the daughter of the late Clifford F. and Dona Yarbrough Story. She was a retired employee of Fairfax Mill. Mrs. Newman was a lifelong resident of the Valley area. She was a member of Fairfax First Baptist Church. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Fairfax First Baptist Church in her memory. The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is handling arrangements.

MRS. DANIEL
KENNESAW -- Mrs. Jewell H. Daniel, 78, of Kennesaw, formerly of LaGrange and West Point, died Thursday, May 27, 2004 in Kennesaw. Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 29 at 11 a.m. at Shadowlawn Cemetery in LaGrange with the Rev. Joe Watson officiating. She is survived by one son, Ben (Kathy) Daniel Jr. of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; one daughter, Judy Brendle of Kennesaw; one grandson, Bren Brendle of Kennesaw; and two sisters, Ilene Hancock and Vicie Holsombeck, both of LaGrange. Mrs. Daniel was born July 30, 1925 in Randolph County, Ala., the daughter of the late James A. and Leona Huddleston Hancock. She was a homemaker and a loving mother. Mrs. Daniel was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church in West Point. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin S. Daniel Sr. The family will receive friends at Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home in LaGrange one hour prior to Saturday's service. Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home of LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.

MR. HOLLOWAY
FIVE POINTS -- Mr. Aldra Holloway Jr., 77, of Five Points died Monday, May 24, 2004 at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, May 30 at 2 p.m. CDT at Whitehall Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed Vines officiating. Burial will follow in the Milltown Cemetery Mr. Holloway is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sadie Mae Pearson Holloway of Five Points; three sons, Willie Radney (Latasha) Holloway of Las Vegas, Nev.; Gregory (Natalie) Holloway of Cambridge, Mass., and Jerome Holloway of Auburn; six daughters, Juanita Holloway Smith of Brooklyn N.Y., Sadie Pearl Holloway Gill of Memphis, Tenn., Gloria Ann Holloway Davis of Five Points, Diane (Marvin) Holloway Whigham of Jacksonville, Fla., Janice Holloway (Willie) Brazile of Huntsville, Ala., and Cheryl Maureen Holloway of Indianapolis, Ind.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Holloway was born July 23, 1926 in Chambers County. He was a member of Whitehall Baptist Church. Silmon/Seroyer Funeral Home of LaFayette is handling arrangements.

MR. TAYLOR
WEDOWEE -- Mr. James Willard Taylor, 76, of Wedowee died Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 29 at 11 a.m. at Friendship Christian Church with the Revs. Joe Bob Traylor and Johnny Foster officiating. Burial will follow at Midway United Methodist Church Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, June Pollard Taylor; one daughter, Cynthia Taylor Lamutt of Marietta; two sons, Lawrence Taylor and Jerome Taylor of Roanoke; six grandchildren, Kyle Neal, Moriah Taylor, Kirby Neal, Becca Taylor, Hillary Taylor and Eli Taylor; one sister, Kathyrn Bailey of Lanett; four brothers, Thomas Taylor of Wedowee, Ronald Taylor and Wayne Taylor, both of Roanoke, and Winters Taylor of Woodland. Mr. Taylor was born July 11, 1927, the son of Orvin Taylor and Florence Haynes Taylor. He was a member of Friendship Christian Church and was retired from Palm Beach Co. The family will receive friends at Benefield Funeral Home in Wedowee Friday, May 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. CDT. Benefield Funeral Home of Wedowee is in charge of arrangements.

MRS. ATKINSON
WEST POINT -- Mrs. Barbara Shippey Atkinson, 79, of West Point died Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at Hospice LaGrange in LaGrange. Graveside memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, May 29 at 11 a.m. at Marseilles Cemetery with Dr. Jerome King officiating. Mrs. Atkinson is survived by her husband, Joseph H. Atkinson of West Point; one daughter, Julie (James) Bruckner of Alamosa, Colo.; one sister-in-law, Mary Frances Atkinson of LaGrange; two nieces, Martha Mackey of Rocky Face, Ga., and Mary Lee Brown of LaGrange; one nephew, Nathan Atkinson IV of Winston-Salem, N.C.; three adopted grandchildren, Smitha Rao, Supria Rao and Ramesh Rao, all of West Point; one cousin, Florine Henderson of West Point; and special friends, Don and Vanni Rao of West Point, Dot Billingslea of West Point and Vi Hudmon of West Point. Born in Fairfax July 13, 1924, Mrs. Atkinson was the daughter of the late Julia Kirkpatrick Shippey and James C. Shippey. She was a graduate of West Point High School and attended Auburn University. She worked a number of years as secretary-bookkeeper for the former Heard-Williams Co. in West Point. Her skills as a cook and with knitting have won her high praise. She had also done some modeling in the West Point area. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy Shippey. Mrs. Atkinson was of the Methodist faith. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Chattahoochee Hospice of Valley or to the food closed at West Point First Baptist Church. McCarthy Funeral Home of West Point is handling arrangements.

MASTER JONES
LANETT -- Master Jamal (Zae) Xavier Jones, 8, of Lanett died Monday, May 24, 2004 at George H. Lanier Memorial Hospital in Valley. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, May 28 at 3 p.m. at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church Family Life Center in Lanett with the Revs. Lewis Upshaw, Eugene Cooks, Rodney Jones, B. Williams and Mammie Pennington officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Lanett. Master Jones is survived by his mother, Allegra Jones of Lanett; his father, Jimmy Williams of West Point; one sister, Alexis Jones of Lanett; two step-sisters; four step brothers; his grandfather, Otis Jones Sr. of Lanett; his grandmother, Margarette Shelly of Lanett; grandparents, Helen Jones and Phillip Chappell, both of Lanett, and Earnest (Nellie Ruth) Williams of LaFayette; eight aunts, Lisa (Ivan) Libson of Columbus, Libby (James) Scott, Clemteria Portor, Clememtine Hutchinson, Angelia Williams, Rosalyn Williams, Elaine Evans and Alica Willis, all of Lanett; five uncles, Otis (Tammy) Jones Jr. of West Point, Dexter St. George of Auburn, Daniel (Wanda) Williams of LaFayette and Roger (Freda) Williams of Lanett. Master Jones was born Oct. 27, 1995. He attended Central Elementary School where he was promoted to the third grade. He was intrigued with electronics and loved motorcycles. The body will lie in state at the Mt. Hermon Family Life Center from 2 p.m. until the funeral hour. Morgan's Funeral Home in Lanett is handling arrangements.

MRS. CARR
LANETT -- Mrs. Sara Carr, 68, of Lanett died Friday, May 21, 2004 at the Columbus Medical Center in Columbus, Ga. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, May 27 at 1 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church in Lanett with the Rev. Jackie Banks officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Carr is survived by two sons, Benjamin Carr and Johnny (Martha) Carr, both of Lanett; three daughters, Dorothy Boyd, Doris (Leon) Gipson and Delores Carr, all of Lanett; one sister, Lavonia Spence of Lanett; and 12 grandchildren. Born May 9, 1936, Mrs. Carr was a member of New Zion Baptist Church. The remains will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Silmon/Seroyer Funeral Home in LaFayette is handling arrangements.

THE REV. ADAMS
HOUSTON, Texas -- The Rev. Lee Marriner Adams, rector emeritus of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Houston, died Saturday, April 3, 2004 while surrounded by his family. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Houston. Graveside services followed at San Jacinto Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Adams is survived by his wife, Barbara Hunt Adams; four daughters, Judith Adams Johnson of Oak Hill, Va., Susan Adams of Oak Hill, Va., Diana Lynn Adams Ramirez of Houston and Nancy Adams Dawlearn of Humble; his sons-in-law, Larry Johnson, Fred Ramirez and David Dawlearn; three grandchildren, Sheridan Johnson, Lucas Johnson and Noah Dawlearn; his brother, Paul Adams Jr. and his wife, Jill, of San Antonio, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Born Feb. 28, 1927, the Rev. Adams graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio, the University of Texas at Austin and the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Va. He served as the rector at All Saints Episcopal Church in Galena Park from 1975 until 1982, and then as the rector at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in east Houston until his retirement in 1989. He also served Episcopal churches in Goliad, Kenedy, Meranrd, Ft. McKavett, Beeville, Abilene and West Point, Ga. He was a long-time member of the Lion's Club, the Rotary Club, Toastmasters, the International Seaman's Center, the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, and the Mom's Diner Breakfast Club. He was awarded the Commander's Award for Public Service by the Department of the Army for dedication to the Army and to the defense and freedom of this nation. His hobbies included books and miniature soldiers. He was an active supporter of the University of Texas at Austin. Hook 'em Horns! He was the son of the late Paul and Judith Marriner Adams of San Antonio. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church Building Fund or the Gideon Society, P.O. Box 328, Galena Park, Texas, 77547. San Jacinto Funeral Home in Houston handled arrangements.

MRS. BELL
ROANOKE -- Mr. Lunora Watts Bell, 79, of Roanoke died Friday, April 2, 2004 at West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, April 7 at 1 p.m. at Deliverance Temple Church of the Living God in Roanoke with the Rev. Michael Goss officiating. Burial will follow in the Rocky Mount Cemetery in Roanoke. Mrs. Bell is survived by two daughters, Mary Bell (Willie) Bass and Rebecca Jones, both of Roanoke; two sons, Johnny (Fannie) Bell and the Rev. James Emory Bell, both of Roanoke; three sisters-in-law, Clemmie Bell and Ora D. Gould, both of Atlanta, and Zera Bell of Roanoke; two brothers-in-law, John C. Bell of Roanoke and Richard Wynn of Cleveland, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-granchildren; one great-great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Born Oct. 17, 1924, Mrs. Bell was a native of Randolph County. Her religious training began at Rocky Mount Methodist Church in Roanoke. She later moved to Newark, N.J,. where she started her own ministry. She founded the Fire Baptize Believers Holiness Church where she was the pastor for more than 10 years. She later returned to her native home, and for the next 20 years was the pastor of Fire Baptize Believers Holiness Church in Roanoke. Vines Funeral Home, Inc. is handling arrangements.

MRS. BRANCH
VALLEY -- Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Branch, 87, of Valley died Monday, April 5, 2004 her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, April 7 at 4 p.m. in the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley with Dr. Kenneth Overby officiating. Burial will follow in Johnson Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Branch is survived by a son, Danny (Brenda) Branch of Valley; three daughters, Martha (Tony) Ritcherson of Lanett, Cynthia (Rex) Miller of Danville, Va., and Patty (Jeff) Oliver of Rome, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Beth Branch, Alex Branch, Mandy (Michael) Williams, Elisa (Brent) Little, Wesley Miller, Tabitha (Jody) Yarbrough and Russell Miller; a step-grandson, Gary (Michelle) Mouriski; four great-grandchildren, Kristian Mouriski, Kadi Mouriski, Lauryn Mouriski and Aiden Williams; a sister, Josie Resberry of Florala, Ala.; and two brothers, Noel Smith and Leamon Smith, both of Clay County, Ala. Born May 7, 1916 in Clay County, Mrs. Branch was a member of West End Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of West Point Pepperell with more than 32 years of service with the company. She died Monday morning following several years of declining health. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel W. Branch; her parents, Roland W. and Clara Kennedy Smith; two sisters, Dicie Jane Black and Rubie Bence; and her brothers, Bob Lee Smith and C.P. Smith. The family will receive friends Tuesday April 6 from 5-7 p.m. at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made in her memory to the charity of one's choice. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley is handling arrangements.

MR. GARRETT
LaFAYETTE -- Mr. Joe Garrett Sr., 74, of LaFayette died Sunday, April 4, 2004 at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Ala. Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, April 6 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of LaFayette with the Revs. Bill Hand and Paul Howard officiating. Burial followed at the LaFayette City Cemetery. Mr. Garrett is survived by his wife, Juanita Garrett of LaFayette; three daughters, Angela (Jeff) Jenkins of Lanett, Barbara (Donnie) Teel of LaFayette and Michelle (Dennis) Pugh of Dadeville; a son, Joe (Elizabeth) Garrett Jr. of Tyrone, Ga.; a brother, Bill (Elaine) Garrett of Chattanooga, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Born May 12, 1929 in Chambers County, Mr. Garrett was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a graduate of Auburn University in agriculture and was a retired farmer. He was employed as lake manager at the Chambers County Lake. Visitation was held at Jeff Jones Funeral Home in LaFayette on Monday evening. Jeff Jones Funeral Home handled arrangements.

MRS. HENDERSON
VALLEY -- Mrs. Jenelle C. Henderson, 72, of Valley died Sunday, April 4, 2004 at her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley with the Rev. Claud E. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Lanett. Mrs. Henderson is survived by her husband, Jim Frank Henderson; three daughters, Geraldine (Jerry) Hiett of Anniston, Ala., Linda (Larry) Duncan of West Point and Brenda (Skeeter) Anderson of Lanett; a son, Jonathan "Bo" (Cynthia) Johnson of Lakeland, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Lisa (Tim) Wyatt of Munsford, Ga.; two sisters, Laura Sims of Lanett and Darlis Ann Peace of Trion, Ga.; and two brothers, Colen Carroll of Lanett and Noah C. Carroll Jr. of Valley. Born May 14, 1931 in Fyffe, Ala., Mrs. Henderson was a member of Evangel Temple. She was a former employee of the Ampex Corporation in Opelika. She was the daughter of the late Pearlie Norris Carroll and Noah J. Carroll. The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 6 from 7-9 p.m. at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley is handling arrangements.

MRS. WHALEY
VALLEY -- Mrs. Barbara S. Whaley, 68, of Valley died Sunday, April 4, 2004 at George H. Lanier Memorial Hospital in Valley. Graveside services are scheduled for Wednesday, April 7 at 4 p.m. in Langdale Cemetery in Valley with the Rev. Jeff Edwards officiating. Mrs. Whaley is survived by her son, John Whaley of Valley; two grandsons, Jason (Donna) Whaley and Jamie Whaley, both of Valley; a great-grandson, Core Whaley of Valley; and three sisters, Sara Evans and Betty Spraggins, both of Valley, and Vera Garse of West Point. Born in West Point on Oct. 4, 1935, Mrs. Whaley was a member of West End Baptist Church in Valley. She enjoyed fishing, going to ball games and putting puzzles together. She was the daughter of the late Nellie Jane Hart Spraggins and T.J. Spraggins. The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 6 from 6-8 p.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home is Valley is handling arrangements.

MR. YARBROUGH
OPELIKA -- Mr. Calvin B. Yarbrough, 94, of Opelika died Sunday, April 4, 2004 at Lanier Memorial Nursing Home in Valley. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, April 7 at 11 a.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley with the Rev. David Waldrop officiating. Burial will follow at Shadowlawn Cemetery in LaGrange. Mr. Yarbrough is survived by his two sons, Terry (Anne) Yarbrough of Opelika and Tony Yarbrough of LaGrange: his daughter, Eva May of Illinois; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Born Aug. 19, 1909 in Alabama, Mr. Yarbrough was a member of Osanippa Baptist Church. He loved his family and enjoyed working in his garden and fishing. He was the son of the late Celia Ann Williams Yarbrough and Silas Yarbrough. The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley is handling arrangements.

DR. DANION
AUBURN -- Dr. James Richard Danion, 77, of Auburn died at his residence Friday, April 2, 2004 under the compassionate care of Hospice of East Alabama Medical Center. Graveside services are scheduled for Tuesday, April 6 at 2 p.m. at Auburn Memorial Park with the Rev. Nick Holler officiating. Dr. Danion is survived by his daughter, Debra (Phillip) Danion-Burke of Valley; his son, James R. "Dan" Danion III of Auburn and Atlanta; his granddaughter, Jennifer Allen Greene of Eglin AFB, Fla; his grandson, Vernon Huckelba of Auburn; and three great-grandsons. Born Aug. 24, 1926 to the late James V. and Louise Danion, Dr. Danion served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Danion received both his bachelor of arts and master's degrees from the University of Georgia and his doctorate from Auburn University. In 1960, he went to work as a livestock specialist for Auburn University, retiring as professor emeritus in 1988. Following his retirement, he started his second career at Auburn as director of the motor pool for the Auburn University Athletic Department, a job he held until his death. Dr. Danion was an active member of the War Eagle Lions Club and the Joel McDavid Sunday School Class of Auburn United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends Monday, April 5 at Frederick's Funeral Home in Opelika from 6 to 8 p.m. Frederick's Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

MRS. OSBORN
CARTERSVILLE, Ga, -- Mrs. Chloette Osborn, 49, of Cartersville died Saturday, April 3, 2004 at Cartersville Medical Center. Graveside services are scheduled for Wednesday, April 7 at 11 a.m. at Sunset Memory Gardens with the Rev. Milford McClain officiating. Mrs. Osborn is survived by her husband, Johnny Osborn of Cartersville; three daughters, Stephanie (Alejandro) Salas of Roanoke, Rhonda (Stacy) Corley of Carrollton and Tira (Sheldon) Freeman of Pensacola, Fla.; a son, Chip (Jean) Osborn of Dallas, Ga.; a brother, the Rev. Milford (Glenda) McClain of Lanett; two sisters, Kathy (Calvin) McClellan of Valley and Shelia Harris of New Orleans; eight granchildren, Caleb Wilson, Alexandria Salas, Karley Salas, Katelyn Osborn, Sara Beth Bryant, Jacob Bryant, Abbey Corley and Amy Freeman; and several nieces and nephews. Born in Langdale June 29, 1954, Mrs. Osborn was the daughter of the late Willard Milford McClain and the late Pearl Jane Lucille Patterson. She attended Valley High School and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Osborn was a member of the American Legion and Carl Boyd Post 42 Ladies Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by two children, Pamela Joan Hawkins and Amy Lynn Hawkins. The family will receive friends at the Parnick Jennings Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. Join Mrs.Osborn's family in honoring her life by visiting www.mem.com to share memories and past tributes. Parnick Jennings Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cartersville is handling arrangements.

MS. JARRETT
LANETT -- Ms. Olivia B. Jarrett, 77, of Lanett died Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, April 5 at 2 p.m. at M.W. Lee Mortuary's Chapel with the Revs. O.C. Stiggers and J.D. Darden officiating. Burial will follow in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Fredonia, Ala. Ms. Jarrett is survived by two sisters, Christine Mackey of West Point and Jessie Ruth Perry of Corydon, Ind.; one brother, Rufus Bonner of Detroit, Mich.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. Born May 4, 1926 in Chambers County, Ms. Jarrett joined Love Union Baptist Church at an early age and later united with New Hope Baptist Church in Fredonia where she worked with the junior choir. She graduated from West Georgia Tech in LaGrange as an LPN. She worked as a private duty nurse for many years. Ms. Jarrett was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Jarrett. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Gene and Mrs. Pearlie Lee Stiggers Bonner. The family may be contacted at the residence of Mrs. Christine B. Mackey, 1403 Higgins St., West Point, Ga. M.W. Lee Mortuary Inc. in West Point is handling arrangements.

MRS. TYE
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Mrs. Jerry Tolbert Tye of Atlanta, formerly of LaFayette, died Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, April 5 at 1 p.m. at New Fellowship Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Stanley Callaway officiating. Burial will follow in Monte Vista Biblical Gardens, 1361 Hollywood Road N.W. in Atlanta. Mrs. Tye is survived by four sons, Frank (Dorothy) Tolbert of Auburn, Ala., Royce (Brenda) Tolbert of Atlanta, and Yancey and Billy Tolbert, both of Atlanta; three daughters, Mary (Curtis) Carter of Valley, Anna Tolbert of Atlanta and Lillie (Robert) Blythe of Battle Creek, Mich.; three brothers, Walter Jay Tolbert, Johnny (Loretta) Tolbert and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Lee Tolbert, all of LaFayette; two sisters, Ethel M. Williams of LaFayette and Jeanette Avery of Lanett; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Born Sept. 6, 1930 in LaFayette, Mrs. Tye was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of New Fellowship Community Baptist Church where she served for several faithful years. Mrs. Tye retired from Georgia State University as a dietitian. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Russell Tye. Sellers Brothers Funeral Home, Martin Luther King Dr. in Atlanta, 404-522-6924 is handling arrangements.

MR. FIELDS
LANETT -- Mr. Thomas L. Fields Sr., 91, of Lanett died Saturday, March 27, 2004 at Beverly Health Care in Lanett. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 31 at 11 a.m. at Lanett First Christian Church with the Revs. Howard Merchant and Donnie Erwin-Brown officiating. Burial followed in Resthaven Cemetery. Mr. Fields is survived by three daughters, Barbara (Carlos) Adams of Lanett, Billie Jo (James) Edge of Jonesboro, Ga., and Brenda (Eugene) Maddux of Kingsport, Tenn.; one son, Tommy (Janice) Fields Jr. of Valley; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Born July 30, 1912 in Wedowee, Ala., Mr. Fields was a retired employee of WestPoint Stevens Lanett Mill. He was a member of Lanett First Christian Church and a former member of Lanett Masonic Lodge No. 656 F&M. He was the son of the late Rena Payne Fields and Billy Fields. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to Lanett First Christian Church or to the Alzheimers Association in his memory. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley handled arrangements.

MRS. KOLODIN
DULUTH, Ga. -- Mrs. Margaret Texa Stark-Kolodin, 83, of Duluth died Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. A graveside service is scheduled for Wednesday, March 31 at 2 p.m. (EST) at Shawmut Cemetery with the Revs. Jack Zimmer and Jerome King officiating. Mrs. Kolodin is survived by one son, James E. (Cherry Spencer) Stark of Kennesaw, Ga.; two grandsons, David Stark of New York, N.Y., and Thomas Stark of Duluth; one sister, Virginia Wallace of Shawmut; two step-grandchildren, Christian Spencer and Todd (Cindy) Spencer, both of Kennesaw; and several nieces and nephews. Born June 15, 1920 in Langdale, Mrs. Kolodin was a hard working, hard nosed, determined individual. She was a caring provider for all in need. She was an avid gardener and loved her dog Michelle. A retired nurse, Mrs. Kolodin continued to teach the art of caregiving to those who looked after her. She was a member of the Baptist faith, and the Nursing Association of America. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Kolodin. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 31 from 1 until 2 p.m. (CST) at the Shawmut Cemetery. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley is handling arrangements.

MR. TANKERSLEY
LAGRANGE, Ga. -- Mr. Billy Frank Tankersley, 71, of LaGrange died Monday, March 29, 2004 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, April 1 at 4 p.m. at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary Chapel located at 1010 Mooty Bridge Road in LaGrange with the Rev. Charles Chapman officiating. Graveside services will follow at Restlawn Memory Gardens on Mooty Bridge Road. Mr. Tankersley is survived by his wife of 36 years, Jo Tankersley; two sons, Eddie (Sherry) Tankersley and Terry N. (Martha) Tankersley, both of LaGrange; one step-daughter, Gail (Richard) Royster of Langdale; one step-son, Ricky (Vickie) Pratt of Dadeville, Ala.; six grandchildren, Cory Tankersley, Clint Tankersley, Kathryn Tankersley, Joey Tankersley, Bethany Tankersley and Jill Tankersley, all of LaGrange; four step-grandchildren, Dana Oliver of Valley, Tina Craig of Roanoke, Ala., and Josh Pratt and Natasha Pratt, both of Dadeville; three sisters, Betty (Doug) Chamlee of Winter Haven, Fla., Nancy (David) Short of Valley, and Linda (Frank) Humber of Birmingham, Ala.; two brothers, Lester Tankersley of Opelika, Ala., and Larry (Tinie) Tankersley of Lanett; and several nieces and nephews. Born Mary 15, 1932 in Chambers County, Mr. Tankersley lived in LaGrange most of his life. He was retired from Opelika Manufacturing Company and MotorMax. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church. Mr. Tankersley was a well-known and beloved member of his community who will be strongly missed by all his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister Alice, and his brother, George. He was the son of the late William Joseph Tankersley and Myrtice Bell Crowder of Langdale. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 31 from 6 until 9 p.m. at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary in LaGrange. Striffler-Hamby Mortuary in LaGrange is handling arrangements.

MRS. COX
MACON, Ga. -- Mrs. Cathryne Word Cox, 82, of Plantation Suites, Georgia Baptist Village, died Friday, March 26, 2004. Memorial services are scheduled for Friday, April 2 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Hart's Mortuary in Macon with Dr. Bob Setzer, the Rev. Ben Taylor and Pastor Tammy Glover officiating. Mrs. Cox is survived by her husband of 50 years, Ashley P. Cox Jr. of Macon; three sons, Ashley P. Cox III of Durham, N.C., Todd Word Cox of Tahlequah, Okla., and John Mark Cox of Sandersville, Ga.; and two granddaughters, Kristin Nicole Cox and Sara Ashley Cox, both of Durham. Mrs. Cox was a member of First Baptist Church where she served as minister of education from 1949-1954. She was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Word Jones of Valley, and her brother, Guy Milligan Word of LaGrange. She was the daughter of the late Henry Grady Word and Edna Dura Earnest Word. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the First Baptist Church Renovation Fund, 511 High Place, Macon, Ga., 31201. The family will greet friends Friday, April 2 from 10 until 11 a.m. prior to the memorial service at Hart's Mortuary. Hart's Mortuary in Macon is handling arrangements.

MRS. PETTIE
WEST POINT -- Mrs. Virgie Mai Pettie, 95, of West Point the last nine years, formerly of Montgomery, Ala., died Friday, March 26, 2004 at Beverly Health Care in Lanett. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, March 31 at 4 p.m. (EST) at Leak-Memory Chapel in Montgomery with the Rev. Fred Fuller officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Pettie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Joe McElvy; three grandchildren, Dutch (Thea) McElvy and Joe (Whitney) McElvy, both of Lanett, and Cissy (Don) Bayles of Atlanta, Ga.; six great-grandchildren, Jason, Joseph, D.J., Erin and Meg McElvy, all of Lanett, and Davis Bayles of Atlanta; dear friend and caregiver of nine years, Henrietta Howell of Lanett; and one sister-in-law, Willie Pettie of McWilliams, Ala. Mrs. Pettie was a retired teacher of 35 years. She was an active member of Dalraida Methodist Church in Montgomery where she was a Sunday school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, R. Douglas Pettie. Leak-Memory Chapel in Montgomery is handling arrangements.

MR. HESTER
OPELIKA, Ala. -- Mr. Joe Terrell (Joey) Hester Jr., 18, of Opelika died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004 at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. (EST) at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel in Lanett. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Mr. Hester is survived by his parents, Kim and Kebo Hadaway of Opelika; one sister, Jennifer Hester of Opelika; his grandparents, Harvey and Janice Smith and Rolyn and Shelia Hadaway; his uncles, David (DeDe) Hadaway, Mickey Hadaway, Joshua Hill and Lucas Johns; his aunts, Angela (C.W.) Guess, Donna Till, Teletha Mills, Vada Johns and Wilma Greenway; and special friends Kylie and Jacob Johns. The family will receive friends Friday, Feb. 13 from 6 until 8 p.m. (EST) at Resthaven Funeral Home in Lanett. Resthaven Funeral Home in Lanett is handling arrangements.


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