ALBANY — Hilton Lee, 84, of Albany, died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at his residence.
The funeral service will be at 3 PM Saturday at Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors. The Rev. Olin Riley will officiate.
A native of Baker Hill, AL, Mr. Lee was a veteran of World War II and had lived in Albany for over 40 years. He worked for Keenan Auto Parts for 48 years and was a store manager in Thomasville, Cairo, and Albany. He was a member of the American Legion Post #30 and was a member of the Forty and Eight.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Meredith Lee, and son, Jesse Hilton Lee Jr. and wife Deloris of Warner Robins; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a great-grandchild, Jimmy Chavis Jr.
Those desiring please make memorials to the American Cancer Society, Dougherty-Lee Unit, P.O. Box 1204, Albany, GA 31702.
The family will receive friends at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors from 7 PM- 8 PM today.
Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors
Albany (229) 883-4152
Silas Moseley Jr.
ALBANY — Silas Moseley Jr., 35, of 1117 Duke Lane, Albany, died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Gethsemane Worship Center in Albany with interment in Riverside Cemetery. Bishop Frederick Williams, pastor and the Rev. Nathaniel Jefferson Jr. will officiate.
Born October 25, 1967, in Albany, Mr. Moseley was a correction officer for the state of Georgia. He was a 1985 graduate of Monroe High School and a member of Greater Cutliff Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Silas Rashad Moseley and Shannon Moseley, both of Albany; one daughter, Dominique Moseley of Albany; mother and stepfather, Eula Moseley-Jefferson and the Rev. Nathaniel Jefferson Jr. of Albany; his father, Silas Moseley Sr. of Albany; one brother, Darren Moseley of Albany; three sisters, Patricia McAfee of Albany, Angela Dileo of San Antonio, Texas, and Vickie Jackson of Hazelhurst; his grandmother, Pearlene Blakeley of Albany.
The remains of Mr. Moseley will lie-in-state at the church Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour.
Meadows Funeral Home
Albany (229) 439-2262
ALBANY — Elizabeth Pearman-Gardner, 66, of 514 Vintage Road, Albany, died Monday, March 17, 2003, at Kendrick Hospital in Atlanta.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Arcadia Baptist Church in Albany with interment in Sardis Cemetery in Dawson. The Rev. Dr. Raymond Polite will officiate.
Born March 5, 1936, in Terrell County, Mrs. Pearman-Gardner was a homemaker. She was a graduate of Carver High School in Dawson and a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church also in Dawson.
Survivors include two daughters, Alfreda Drummer and Daphne Holmes, both of Albany; two sisters, Eva J. Reddick of Parrott and Annie Terry of Converse, Texas; one brother, Joseph Pearman Jr. of Decatur; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The remains of Mrs. Pearman-Gardner will lie-in-state at the church Saturday evening from 2 p.m. until the funeral hour.
Meadows Funeral Home
Albany (229) 439-2262
Robert Lewis Puryear
ALBANY — Robert Lewis Puryear, 61, of 425 Cannon Circle died Monday, March 17, 2003, at his residence.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Eureka Baptist Church.
J.L. Litman Memorial Funeral Service
Albany (229) 430-8800
Annie Mae Terry Reynolds
ALBANY — Annie Mae Terry Reynolds, 62, of Newark, New Jersey, died Saturday, March 15, 2003, in Columbia, MD.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rocky Hill Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
A native of Worth County, Mrs. Reynolds was employed by the Department of Health and Human Services WIC Programs as senior community relations specialist assistant coordinator for over 29 years in the city of Newark. She was a member of the Board of Directors of High Park Gardens Corp. since 1979. She was a member of Grace Temple where she was a member of the Gospel Chorus.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Reynolds Jr. of Albany; four daughters, Teasla Reynolds of Newark, N.J., Carol Reynolds of Jacksonville, Fla., Rydeidre Reynolds and Ann (Adam) Huckaby of Albany; three sons, Frederick (Renee) Quimby of Brunswick, Melvin (Jean) Quimby of Albany and Robert Reynolds III of Jacksonville, Fla.; seven sisters, Louise Terry, Juanita (James) Stephens, Eva Jean Holliday, Laverne Decembly and Melissa Gilbert, all of Albany, Marie (Bill) Harris of Glen Burnie, MD, and Rosa (Riley) Kelson of Placenta, Calif.; six brothers, Willie (Leola) Terry Jr. of Camilla, Robert Terry, James (Delois) Terry and Larry Chapman of Albany, Calvin (Gloria) Johnson of Jamaica, N.Y., and Clarence Terry of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Doris Reynolds of Irvington, N.J., Deloris Ward of Bloomfield, N.J., Anne (Robert) Teemer and Johnnie Mae (Eddie) Teemer of Albany and Doretha Reynolds of Hartford, Conn.; brother-in-law, William (Bessie) Reynolds of Albany, Debra (Johnny) Pope of Albany; and 14 grandchildren.
Poteat Funeral Home
Albany (229) 436-3615
Albert H. Rogers
ALBANY — The funeral service of Albert H. Rogers, 60, of 244 N. County Line Road, Sylvester, who died Thursday, March 19, 2003, will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Howard Craven Jr. will officiate. Interment will follow in Floral Memory Gardens with Masonic Rites.
A native of Selma, AL, Mr. Rogers had resided in the Albany area for the past 12 years, moving here from Logansville, GA. Mr. Rogers, along with his wife Patricia, owned and operated Rogers Tile and Wallpaper Co. He was a member of and past master of Chehaw Lodge #701, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of Hasan Shrine Temple. Mr. Rogers was a veteran and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Rogers of Sylvester; four daughters and their husbands, Taryn and Phillip Flowers of Selma, AL, Angelia and Jeff Carter of Opelika, AL, Tabatha and Jedrick Horne of Pensacola, FL, and April and Shawn Summerlin of Albany; two sons, Jason Rogers and his wife Rebecca of Pensacola, FL, and Jamey Norris of Sylvester; a sister and her husband, Joanne and Dr. Kirk Skinner of Montgomery, AL; and a brother and his wife, Walter (Bug) and Lynn Aaron of Plantersville, AL; and eight grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. today at Mathews Funeral Home.
The family is at the residence of David and Kathy Etheridge, 2505 Crusoe Village Lane, Albany, GA 31701.
Those desiring may make contributions to Hasan Temple, Transportation Fund, 1822 Palmyra Rd., Albany, GA 31707, or to the American Heart Association.
Mathews Funeral Home
Albany (229) 435-5657
ALBANY — Irene Tolson, 42, of 417 S. Davis Street died Thursday, March 13, 2003, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Birth Fellowship Church.
Martin Luther King Funeral Directors
Albany (229) 435-4813
Gladys M. Toye
ALBANY — Gladys M. Toye, 66, of 513 Wells Ave., Albany, died Friday, March 14, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Bethesda Baptist Church with interment in Riverside Cemetery. The Rev. Felton Lamar will officiate.
A native of Dougherty County, Mrs. Toye was born April 28, 1936. She was a retired dietitian and had served First Bethesda Baptist Church as an Usher's Aide, President of the Mission Board, and as President of the Willing Workers Board.
Survivors include her husband, Bennie Elle Toye Sr.; three sons, Steve A. Keaton of Augusta, Norman Creech of Ohio, and Bennie Elle Toye Jr. (Jaqueline) of Albany; one brother; five sisters; a granddaughter, Cynthia Jones of Birmingham, AL; eight other grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; an uncle and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Elliott Funeral Home
Albany (229) 436-3553
Michael Vernon Wright
ALBANY — Michael Vernon Wright, 49, of 521 Odom Avenue died Monday, March 17, 2003, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church with burial in Floral Memory Gardens. The Rev. Dr. Daniel Simmons will officiate.
A native of Albany, Mr. Wright was a 1971 graduate of Monroe High School and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was a carpenter and contractor by trade.
Survivors include a daughter, Brianna Dawson of Albany; his mother, Tiny McLoed Wright of Albany; three sisters, Diane W. Wilson of Albany, Grace (George) Taylor of Philadelphia, PA, and Veronice Wright of Stone Mountain; three brothers, E. Bernard Wright, Stephen W. (Monica) Wright and Maurice L. Wright, all of Albany.
Poteat Funeral Home
Albany (229) 436-3615
Agnes Lorene Young Benefield
MOULTRIE — Agnes Lorene Young Benefield, 87, of 1215 Kendalwood Church Road, Moultrie, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Baptist Church with interment in Oak Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Jessie Benefield and the Rev. Jerry Deans will officiate.
Casketbearers will be John Benefield III, Jesse Benefield Jr., Sidney E. Benefield II, Enoch Benefield Jr., Darrell Griffin, Ted Austin, Robert Kendrick Jr., Acie Carlton Dowling Jr. and Harold Royce Kelly Jr.
A native of Tift County, Mrs. Benefield was born November 7, 1915. She was a homemaker and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was the widow of the Rev. John Barnard Benefield Sr. and was preceded in death by her parents, Lee Ola Fletcher Young and Charles Daniel Young, brothers Ples D. Young and J.C. Young, sister, Sara Zeigleman, and a daughter, Christine B. Kelly.
Survivors include sons John Benefield Jr. and wife June of Camilla, Sidney Benefield and wife June of Cedartown, Jessie Benefield and wife Donna of Valdosta, Enoch Benefield Sr. and wife Rose of Donalsonville, James Benefield and wife Kay of Moultrie; daughters, Betty B. Griffin and husband Buddy of Moultrie, Judy B. Hall and husband Bobby of Perry, FL, Nadine B. Miller of Dudley, Sybil B. Dowling and husband Acie of Yulee, FL, Reba B. Kendrick and husband Charlie of Zebulon, Jackie Lynn Benefield of Tallahassee, FL, Cindy Benefield of Tallahassee, FL; son-in-law, Harold Kelly of Havana, FL; brothers, Bobby Young and Ronnie Young, both of Moultrie; sisters, Lavera Griffin, Louise Wiley, Leda Mae Freeman, Lucille Murphy, Faye Patterson and Linda Strickland, all of Moultrie, Laurie Austin of Meigs; 32 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. today at Cobb Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to The A.T. Childrens Project, 668 S. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442.
The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Griffin.
Cobb Funeral Chapel
Moultrie (229) 985-3704
Patricia Ann Bush
CORDELE — Patricia Ann Bush, 76, of 934 Flournoy Rd., Warwick, died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at Palmyra Medical Centers in Albany.
The graveside funeral will be at 4 p.m. today at Sunnyside Cemetery in Cordele.
A native of Sumter County, Mrs. Bush was a retired teacher and Director of Crisp County Recreation Department.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. Thomas C. Bush of Warwick; daughter, Barbara B. Murphy of Cordele; two sons, Richard Bush of Cordele and David Bush of Littleton, CO; and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until the time of the funeral.
Hughes & Wright Funeral Home
Cordele (229) 273-0012
Edna Lightfoot Causey
Steve R. Causey
DOERUN — Edna Lightfoot Causey and her son Steve R. Causey of Doerun died early Thursday morning, March 20, 2003, as a result of the storm that moved through Worth County during the early morning hours.
Funeral arrangements to be announced.
Banks Funeral Home
Sylvester (229) 776-2055
Martha Gilmore Ewer
MOULTRIE — Martha Gilmore Ewer, 90, of 1014 Second Ave. S.W., Moultrie, died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at her residence.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Westview Cemetery.
Visitation will be 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Cobb Funeral Chapel
Moultrie (229) 985-3704
Mary Lee Henry
FORT GAINES — Mary Lee Henry of Georgetown died Thursday, March 13, 2003.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Missionary Baptist Church in Georgetown with burial in Magnolia Acres Cemetery.
Visitation will be 3 p.m.-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Fort Gaines (229) 768-2014
George McAllister Dallas Hunt III
TIFTON — George McAllister Dallas (John) Hunt III, 63, of Tifton, died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville, FL.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church with interment in Oakridge Cemetery. The Rev. Willie Beasley and the Rev. Billy Key will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Allen, Mike Turner, Joe Turner, Stan Curington, Greer Brown, Scott Ewing, Jeff Hunt, and Mitch Hunt Jr.
A native of Ashburn, Mr. Hunt was born July 24, 1939. He owned restaurant operations, farming interests, outdoor advertising, and was a real estate developer. He was a member of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, served for seven years, one as chairman, of the Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism. Mr. Hunt had lived in Tifton since 1963. His parents were the late Charles Seaborn Hunt and Mary Doster Hunt.
Mr. Hunt was a past president of the Tifton-Tift Chamber of Commerce and was instrumental in locating several major industries bringing over 1,000 new jobs to Tifton. He was a member of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association for 17 years and Chairman for nine years. During that tenure, Stone Mountain became the third largest park in the U.S. in terms of visitors. He originated the laser light show at the park. Appointed by Governor Zell Miller in 1997, to the Board of Regents, Regent Hunt represented the Second Congressional District. Regent Hunt attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and the University of Georgia.
Survivors include his wife, Julie Ewing Hunt of Tifton; a son and daughter-in-law, Dallas and Angie Hunt of Tifton; daughter and son-in-law, Julie V. and Jamie Mann of Tifton; two brothers, Mitchell Wilcox Hunt of Tifton and Charles Seaborn Hunt Jr. of Suwanee; sister, Mary Doster Brown of Sycamore; seven grandchildren, John Mann, Julie Ann Hogan, Mary Virginia Hogan, Courtney Mann, Adylain Hunt, Dallas Hunt V, and Don Leeburn IV.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to First United Methodist Church, Tifton; University of Georgia; Tifton Conference Center, Tiftarea YMCA, ABAC Foundation.
Bowen-Donaldson Funeral Home
Tifton (229) 382-4255