Betty Lou Russell Hiers
SYLVESTER — Betty Lou Russell Hiers, 80, of 2184 Cannon Road, Moultrie, died Friday, December 27, 2002 at her daughter's residence in Dougherty County.
A graveside funeral service will be held 3 p.m. today (Sunday) in Sardis Cemetery in Colquitt County, with Pastor Robert Baggs officiating.
Born in Colquitt County on August 18, 1922, Mrs. Hiers was the daughter of the late John Louis Russell and Ophelia Dunlap Russell; also she is the widow of Charles A. Hiers. She is of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Hiers returned to Colquitt County in 1995 after residing in Ingliss, FL, for several years.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Phyllis and Bob McGirt of Albany and Judy Byrd of Atlanta; two brothers, J.T. Russell of Moultrie and Marvin Russell of Sarasota, FL; and four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends today (Sunday) in the Social Hall of Sardis Primitive Baptist Church from 2 p.m. until the hour of service.
Banks Funeral Home
Sylvester (229) 776-2055
George E. Reddick Sr.
ALBANY — George E. Reddick Sr., 86, of 225 Story Lane, Leesburg, died Saturday, December 28, 2002.
Funeral service will be Monday, 11 a.m. at Crown Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Daniel Godfree officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside.
A native of Morven, GA, Mr. Reddick had resided in the Albany area most of his life. He was employed with Aultman Motors for over 40 years and retired as a sales manager. Mr. Reddick served in the U.S. Marine Corps During World War II and was a former member of the Lions Club and Elks Lodge. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Reddick of Leesburg; a daughter, Faye Poston of Atlanta; four sons, Charles Reddick of Columbia, AL, George E. Reddick Jr. of Albany, Bo Godfree of Leesburg, and Bobby Godfree of Atlanta; a sister, Lois Clower of Albany; and 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Those desiring, please make memorials to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1923, Albany, GA 31702 or Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 71341, Albany, GA 31708.
Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors
TIFTON — Dorothy Allen, 66, of Jacksonville, FL, died Wednesday, December 25, 2002. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 31, 2002, at noon at Edgewood Cemetery in Jacksonville, FL.
Tifton (229) 387-7046
EDISON — Tommye Ashley, 96, of Edison, died Saturday, December 28, 2002. Funeral services will be held Monday, 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home in Blakely, with burial in Mars Hill Cemetery in Edison. Visitation will be held Monday, from noon - 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Blakely (229) 723-3421
Tyree King Sr.
DAWSON — Deacon Tyree King Sr., 100, of 509 King Drive, Sasser, died Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at the family residence.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2002, at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Sasser, Terrell County, where the Rev. Angelo Tumblin is pastor. The Rev. Marcus Glass, pastor of Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Dawson, where Deacon King was a member, will officiate. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Dawson.
He was educated in the public schools of Stewart County, and worked as a farmer sharecropping for many years, and eventually he obtained his own farm in Sasser.
He was joined in Holy Matrimony to Syrea Green King of Richland in 1926. This union was blessed with 14 children. All 14 are still living. Deacon and Mrs. King was honored in Jet Magazine when they celebrated their 75th Wedding Anniversary on April 4, 2001.
Deacon King leaves to cherish his memories, a loving and dedicated wife of 76 years, Syrea King of Sasser; 14 children, Henry King (Flossie) of Albany, Lula Mae Massey of Atlanta, Mildred Owens (Bonny) of Albany, John Rufus King (Marie) of Sasser, Murdis Alston (William), and Melva King, both of Newark, NJ, Laura Bob (the Rev. Albert Bob, Jr.) of Sasser, Deacon Tyree King Jr. (Joann) of Newark, Birdie David (Wilmon), Mellean Davis (Walter) of Sasser, Bernice Kendrick (John) of Albany, Joseph King, Daniel King (Joan) and Floyd King, all of Sasser; a loving sister, Ophelia King of Albany; one sister-in-law and one brother-in-law, both of Albany; 64 grandchildren, 114 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Albritten's Funeral Service
Dawson (229) 995-5895
Paul E. Monger
BAINBRIDGE — Paul E. Monger, 71, of Bainbridge, died Friday, December 27, 2002. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Friday, January 3, 2003 at Marshall-Erlewein Funeral Home, with burial in Lewisville Cemetery, both in Lewisville, IN, with military honors.
Ivey Funeral Home
Bainbridge (229) 246-3232
James L. Muff
AMERICUS — James L. Muff, 57, of 200 Jenkins Road, Plains, died Friday, December 27, 2002. Funeral services will be held Monday, 11 a.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery in Webster County.
Barnum Funeral Home
Americus (229) 924-2958
Coy Tyrone Musgrove
COLQUITT — Coy Tyrone Musgrove, 50, of Colquitt, died Thursday, December 26, 2002 in Donalsonville Hospital.
Funeral services will be held today (Sunday) at 3 p.m. at Colquitt Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Mothers Home Freewill Baptist Cemetery. The Rev. Buren Womble will officiate.
Born on November 21, 1952 in Miller County, Mr. Musgrove was a control monitor with Georgia Pacific Paper Mill and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Debra Kaye Musgrove of Colquitt; a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca Lynn "Musgrove" Holley and Matthew of Valdosta; two sons and daughters-in-law, Johnathan David Musgrove and Tamara Lynn of Waycross and Michael Wesley Musgrove and Jamie Elizabeth of Colquitt; three brothers, Earl Musgrove of Colquitt, James Musgrove of Wetumpka, AL, and Charlie Musgrove of Fort Lauderdale, FL; five sisters, Betty Ann Berry of Charleston, SC, Mildred Norman of Ashburn, Catherine Truman of Oakfield, Sara Roberson of Climax, and Shirley Phillips of Colquitt; grandchildren, Courtney Augusta Musgrove of Colquitt and Samuel Wade Musgrove of Waycross.
Preceded in death by one brother, Clifton Musgrove.
Pallbearers are the following: Tommy Odom, Phillip Poole, Royce Pickle, Jerry Nalls, Danny Lovering, Charlie Cook, Emory Mathis, Marvin Donley and Chris Chambless.
Colquitt Funeral Home
Colquitt (229) 758-3571
Clarence Andrew Rayburn Jr.
THOMASVILLE — Graveside services for Clarence Andrew Rayburn Jr., 84, of Pavo, will be on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Pavo Lebanon Cemetery. The Revs. Joe Dunn and Bonnie DeCuir will officiate.
Mr. Rayburn died on Friday, December 27, 2002 at the Calhoun Nursing Home in Edison.
The son of Clarence Andrew Rayburn Sr. and Beulah Rowena Patten Rayburn, he was born on October 22, 1918 in Lakeland, GA. Mr. Rayburn was a veteran of the Unites States Army, having served during World War II. He was a retired farmer and school bus driver for the Thomas County School System. He was married to Dorothy Lee Eddings Rayburn, who survives. Mr. Rayburn was a member of Salem Baptist Church.
Other survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Stanley and Shirley Rayburn of Edison; a sister, Betty Jean Peters of Boston; three brothers, Elwood Rayburn of Brunswick, Carl Rayburn of Boston, and Wallace Rayburn of Augusta; two grandsons, Stan and Stacey Rayburn; and three great-grandchildren, Amanda Leigh Rayburn, Riley Jo Alice Rayburn and Colby Warren Rayburn.
The family will receive friends from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. today (Sunday) at the funeral home.
Allen & Allen Funeral Home
Thomasville (229) 226-6331
Jessie Nichols Wilkerson
CUTHBERT — Jessie Nichols Wilkerson, 89, of Cuthbert, died Friday, December 27, 2002, at her residence. The funeral service will be conducted today (Sunday) at 3 p.m. from the graveside in East View Cemetery in Cuthbert. The Rev. Hal Lasseter will officiate.
Mrs. Wilkerson was born November 1, 1913, in Randolph County, daughter of the late Morris Nichols and Alice Giles Nichols. She was the widow of Reid Preston Wilkerson.
Survivors include a son, Larry Wilkerson of Cuthbert; a daughter, Linda Wilkerson Slappey of Blakely; a sister, Eunice Paul of Cuthbert; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Lunsford Funeral Home
Cuthbert (229) 732-2148
Bronnie Jean Ethridge Barry
ALBANY — Bronnie Jean Ethridge Barry, 68, of 626 2nd Ave., died Sunday, December 29, 2002 at Palmyra Nursing Home.
The funeral service will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery. The Rev. Chuck Auschwitz officiating.
A native of Baker County, GA, Mrs. Barry had lived in Albany since 1943 where she was a member of Raleigh White Baptist Church.
Survivors include her three sons, Franklin Eugene (Bull) Barry, Elzie (Casey) Hancock and Michael (P-Nut) Benny Hancock, all of Albany; two daughters, Dorothy (Dino) Jean Hancock of Albany, and Cathy Salter of Worth County; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one brother, Mack (Bud) Ethridge of Worth County; four sisters, Mary Kenney of Titusville, FL, Hazel Slagle, Lucille Running and Brenda Green, all of Albany.
Mrs. Barry was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Eugene and Carrie Mayo Dias Ethridge; sister, Betty Savage; brother, Charlie Etheridge Jr.; and a granddaughter, Kaylee Morgan Hancock.
The family will receive friends today (Monday) from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Kimbrell-Stern, and will be at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Elzie (Casey) Hancock, 919 7th Ave., Albany, GA 31707.
Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors
ALBANY — Dorothy "Dot" Burke, 79, of Putney, died Saturday, December 28, 2002 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 1 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery.
A native of Winnfield, LA, Mrs. Burke had resided in Putney for more than 40 years. Mrs. Burke retired as a secretary from Coats and Clark with over 27 years of service.
Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Stiles and her husband, Chuck of Ohio, IL, and Catherine Green and her husband, Paul of Athens; a son, Thomas Patrick Giggey and his wife, Linda of Putney; five grandchildren, Susanna Giggey, Patrick Giggey, Nicholas Giggey, Megan Stiles, and Benjamin Green; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Bessie Mae Donalson of Putney; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Mason Giggey and Clifford John Burke.
The family will receive friends at Kimbrell-Stern, today (Monday) from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Those desiring may send memorials to Albany Community Hospice, P.O. Box 1828, Albany, GA 31702.
Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors
Ruby Lillian Bussey
ALBANY — Ruby Lillian Bussey, 86, of Albany, died Sunday, December 29, 2002 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Arrangements to be announced at a later date.
Hall & Hall Funeral Home
ALBANY — Viola Garnue of Albany, died Saturday, December 28, 2002. Arrangements to be announced at a later date.
Mathews Funeral Home
Hazel C. Spence
ATLANTA — Hazel C. Spence, 85, died at A.G. Rhodes Nursing Home in Atlanta, on Sunday, December 22, 2002. She was born in Garden Gove, Iowa, and lived in Albany for many years before moving to Atlanta in 1981. Mrs. Spence retired from Coats and Clark Inc. in 1974. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Albany. Mrs. Spence's husband, Henry I. "Jelly" Spence, preceded her in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Louise and Jane Spence, both of Atlanta; a son and daughter-in-law, H. Warner "Bunk" and Celeste Spence of Statesboro; and two grandsons, William and Christopher Spence.
A memorial service, officiated by the Rev. Joe Morecraft, will be held in Atlanta at Cathedral Tower at 11 a.m. today (Monday).
Melba Ruth Carr
DONALSONVILLE — Melba Ruth Carr of Donalsonville, formerly of Tampa, FL, died Thursday, December 27, 2002. A graveside funeral service will be Tuesday, 10 a.m. at Sunset Memory Gardens in Thonotosassa, FL. Visitation will be today (Monday), from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Gonzalez Funeral Home in Tampa, FL.
Evans-Skipper Funeral Home
Donalsonville (229) 524-2789
Mattie Strickland Hand
CAIRO — Mattie Strickland Hand, 84, of Cairo, died Saturday, December 28, 2002. Funeral services will be held today (Monday) at 11 a.m. from First Baptist Church in Cairo, with interment in Greenwood Cemetery.
Clark Funeral Home
Cairo (229) 377-1414
BAINBRIDGE — Frank Morris, 79, of Bainbridge, died Sunday, December 29, 2002. Arrangements to be announced at a later date.
Cox Funeral Home
Bainbridge (229) 246-4411