Eddie Mae Lee
ALBANY Eddie Mae Lee, 69, died Saturday, May 7, 2005, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements to be announced. Visitation will be Friday at the funeral home.
Fields Funeral Home
Robert J. Walker
SYLVESTER Robert J. Walker, 58, of 601 W. Lee St., Sylvester, died Monday, May 9, 2005, at Phoebe Worth Medical Center in Sylvester. Funeral arrangements to be announced.
Shipp's Funeral Home
Elizabeth D. Wikle
PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. Elizabeth D. "Betty" Wikle, 84, of Campbell Hill, Ill., formerly of Anderson, Ind., and Albany, Ga., died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, Ill. Funeral arrangements to be announced.
Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home
Theotis Nick Bass
CUTHBERT Theotis Nick Bass, 62, of Lawrence St., Cuthbert, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Palmyra Medical Centers. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church with interment in Mt. Calvary Church cemetery in Shellman.
Perkins Funeral Home
Milton Lee Hall Sr.
CORDELE Milton Lee Hall Sr., 88, of Cordele died at Dekalb Medical Center in Decatur Monday, May 9, 2005.
He was born Tuesday, August 29, 1916 in Crisp County and was the son of the late Elder Milton Aaron Hall and Ruby Lee James Hall. Mr. Hall was a retired farmer and attended Lebanon Primitive Baptist Church. He was a member of the Crisp County Farm Bureau and had been named Southeast Peanut Farmer of the Year. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and an avid sports fan. Mr. Hall supported all the local schools in their sports activities and even received "Fan Of The Year Award" from Crisp Academy.
Funeral services will be held at Lebanon Primitive Baptist Church Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Zion Hope Cemetery in Crisp County.
He is survived by his wife, Laney Wynell Moore Hall of Cordele; his children, Barbara Nell Webb and her husband, Gene of Atlanta and M.L. Hall Jr. and his wife, Lynn of Cordele; brother, J.O. Hall and his wife, Cleyone of Arabi; two sisters, Louise Scott of Milledgeville and Bernez Walker and her husband, Bob of Atlanta; grandchildren, Andy Sherrer of Atlanta and Lee Hall and Ben Hall, both of Cordele.
He was preceded in death by siblings, Lamar Hall, Edd Hall, Bernice Banks, Annette Hartley and Lavedia Childers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home today, May 11, 2005, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Rainey Family Funeral Services
William Winfield Meadors
TOWSON, Md. Captain USN, Retired, William Winfield Meadors who led a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy died after a long illness.
Upon graduation from North Georgia College at Dahlonega, GA, in 1940, he was in the first class of midshipmen to be commissioned at Northwestern University in Chicago. During World War II, he was awarded the Silver Star and the Bronze Star as gunnery officer of USS Heermann where he performed remarkably against the Japanese Armada.
He served in the Navy after WW II for 31 years. His career encompassed many outstanding commands, including commands of the DDE USS Foss, DE USS Damato and AKA USS Thuban. His last tour of duty was President of the US Naval Review Board. He retired in June 1971.
Moving to the Shenandoah Valley in the town of New Market, VA, he became a professional volunteer. He built his home and the American Legion building. He organized the New Market Rescue Squad, and he served 16 years as its Captain of the Rescue Squad, then 13 as its President. He was active in his Methodist Church and served as the chairman of the official board and served as its conference representative for many years. He was also a Mason and a Shriner.
Grateful for his life, he leaves his wife of 59 years, Jacquelyn Jones Meadors; four daughters, Diane Worley of Denver, PA, Pamela Moyers of Portland, OR, Wendy Geiger of Williamsburg, VA, and Alice Mack of Baltimore, MD; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Irby Meadors of Atlanta, GA; and two sisters, Alice Pate of Macon, GA, and Elia Harrell, St. Simons, GA.
The family asked in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Methodist Committee for Over Seas Relief: Riverside Drive, NY, NY for the benefit of the tsunami victims or to the charity of your choice.
Funeral services will be held at Grace United Methodist Church in Baltimore, Md., with interment in Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Garrison Forest, Md.
Ruck Towson Funeral Home
Wilma Barber Mullis
DONALSONVILLE Wilma Barber Mullis, 91, of Donalsonville passed away May 7, 2005, at Bainbridge Health Care in Bainbridge.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Blount & Curry Funeral Home in Tampa, Fla., with interment in Garden of Memories in Tampa.
Evans-Skipper Funeral Home
Mary Ellen Paul
DAWSON Mary Ellen Paul, 91, of Herod died Sunday, May 8, 2005, following an extended illness.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2005, at Herod Baptist Church with the Rev. Phil Law and the Rev. Wallace Willis officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Dawson.
Mrs. Paul was born March 29, 1914, in Abbeville, Ala., to the late Lillie Mae Price Hicks and Joseph Cleveland Hicks. She lived most of her life in the Herod Community in Terrell County.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross Herbert Paul in 1986. Mrs. Paul was a member of Herod Baptist Church and the Women Missionary Union.
Survivors include two daughters, Ella Mae (Mrs. Charles) Cowart of Bronwood and Joanne (Mrs. Gene) Allison of Nashville, Tenn.; four grandsons, Steve (June) Cowart of Douglas, Ross (Diane) Cowart of Columbia, MO, Andy Allison of Taipei, Taiwan and Gerald Allison of Nashville, TN; great-grandchildren, Phillip (Danielle) Cowart of Abilene, TX, Sarah Cowart of Auburn, AL, and Abby Cowart of Columbia, MO.
Memorials may be made to Herod Baptist Church or to a favorite charity.
Harvey Funeral Home
Ruffin D. Thornton
FITZGERALD Ruffin D. Thornton, 81, of Fitzgerald died Sunday, May 8, 2005, at Dorminy Medical Center in Fitzgerald. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Paulk Funeral Home Chapel.
Paulk Funeral Home
Jesse L. Walton Jr.
RICHLAND Jesse L. Walton Jr. of Columbus died Saturday, May 7, 2005, in Montgomery, Ala. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Omaha with interment in the church cemetery.
T.V. Williams Funeral Home
Katrina Marie Hadley
ALBANY Katrina Marie Hadley, 44, of Albany died Saturday, February 4, 2006, at her residence.
Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2006, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with interment in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery. The Rev. Chris Hall will officiate. Mrs. Hadley will be placed in state at the church at 1 p.m.
Mrs. Hadley was born November 17, 1961 in Bainbridge, GA, to Maxie Scott Palmer and Grace Earl Henderson Palmer. She was employed as a cashier at Harvey's at Five Points and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Mitchell County.
Survivors include her husband, Terry Dean Hadley of Albany; mother and stepfather, Grace and Aubie Thurman of Albany; father, Maxie Scott Palmer of Camilla; son, Joshua Dean Hadley of Albany; daughter, Christina Marie Sanchez of Leesburg; brothers, Jeffery Scott Palmer of Leesburg, Ted Palmer of Lake Wells, FL, Bobby Thurman of Mulberry, FL, and Lance Palmer of Pavo; a sister, Audra Grace Fyock of Auburndale, FL; granddaughters, Camyrnι Juliette Sanchez and Lilly Isabella Sanchez; and grandsons, Austin Skylar Belinc and Nathan Lee Hadley.
Hall & Hall Funeral Home
Ruby Stinson Mills
ALBANY The funeral service of Ruby Stinson Mills, 82, of 304 Vick St., Albany, who died Monday, February 6, 2006, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, will be conducted Wednesday, February 8, 2006, at 10 a.m. EST at Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Russell Anglin will officiate. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. CST at Shorterville Baptist Church cemetery, Shorterville, AL.
A native of Abbeville, AL, Mrs. Mills had resided in Albany for the past 54 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Mercedes Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Mills and a son, Alex Mills. Mrs. Mills was a devoted wife, a loving mother, caring friend and a second mother to many others.
Survivors include three daughters, Ruth Terry and husband, Bill of Phoenix, AZ, Mary E. Pritchard and husband, Lamar of Albany and Terri Nicholson of Albany; a son, Frank (Reese) Mills of Leesburg; eight grandchildren, Toby Mills, Amy Arnold, Jodi Tollus, Kay Pritchard, Jennifer Rodriguez, Billy Terry, Frank Mills Jr. and Steven Cowart and six great-grandchildren; a sister, Fannie Mae Blaylock of Abbeville, AL, and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home.
Mathews Funeral Home
Herbert Thomas Wells
ALBANY Herbert "Herby" Thomas Wells, 54, of Albany died February 3, 2006, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2006, in the chapel of Hall & Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry Rutledge officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Albany.
Mr. Wells was born November 8, 1951, in Dougherty County, GA. Herbert "Herby" Thomas Wells was the son of the late Lorena Mae Wells Fells of Albany. He was a jovial customer at the Dixie Store.
Survivors include his wife, Sheila Holt Wells of Camilla; three brothers, Charlie (Lori) Wells of Zebulon, Tim (Michelle) Wells of Fitzgerald and Albert L. Fells Jr. of Albany; five sisters, Amy (Donnie) Wells Wade of Leesburg, Lena (John) Wells Robinson of Hope Mills, NC, Regina (Chuck) Wells Gibson of Wyandotte, MI, Loretta Knight of Albany and Chrystal (Randy) Fells Webb of Sylvester; 15 nieces; 11 nephews; and several aunts and uncles.
The family will receive friends at Hall & Hall Funeral Home 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 7, 2006.
Hall & Hall Funeral Home
Jennie Lee Wesley
ALBANY Jennie Lee Wesley, 75, of 1710 Avalon Ave. died Wednesday, February 1, 2006, at her residence.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Albany with interment in Wilson Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Daniel Simmons, pastor and Elder Willie Young will officiate.
Born February 1,1931, in Albany, Mrs. Wesley was a 1950 graduate of Monroe High School. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Wesley was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where she served on the senior choir, mission board and kitchen committee. She was also a member of the Golden Key Club.
Survivors include four daughters, Patricia Johnson (Elton), Theresa Renay Jones (Gregory) and Mary Louise Wesley, all of Albany, Pamela Wesley of Philadelphia, PA; four sons, Herman Wesley (Beatrice), Jessie Wesley, Johnny Wesley and Joseph Wesley, all of Albany; two sisters, Lucille Favors and Alice Watson, both of Albany; two brothers, Oceola Wesley of Coatesville, PA, and Jessie Wesley (Leola) of Chattanooga, TN; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The remains of Mrs. Wesley will be placed in the church Wednesday for viewing from noon until the funeral hour.
Meadows Funeral Home
THOMASVILLE Walter Arrington, 67, of 653 Merriville Rd., Thomasville, died Saturday, February 4, 2006, at the Brian Center in Thomasville. Funeral arrangements to be announced.
Hadley's Funeral Home
CAMILLA James Blackshear died Sunday, February 5, 2006, at Mitchell County Hospital. Funeral arrangements to be announced.
Cobb Funeral Chapel
James R. Brown
DECATUR James R. (Jim) Brown, 75, of Atlanta died Saturday, February 4, 2006, at his residence.
Funeral services will be at held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 7, 2006, at Briarlake Baptist Church, 3215 Lavista Road, Decatur, with the Rev. Kelly Brown, Dr. Clay Brown, Dr. Tommy Ferrell, Dr. Joel Snider and Mr. Hunter Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in Crest Lawn Memorial Park.
Mr. Brown was born July 30, 1930, in Atlanta to the late Arthur and Daisy Hall Brown. He was a graduate of O'Keefe High School and Georgia State University. He was retired from General Paper Company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a member of Briarlake Baptist Church and the Progressive Men's Sunday School Class.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife: Judy Hall Brown of Atlanta; two sons: the Rev. Kelly (Donna) Brown of Fitzgerald and Dr. Clay (Gayle) Brown of Monticello, AR; one daughter: Cherry (Joel) Snider of Rome, GA; two stepchildren: Hunter Lewis of Boston, MA, and Stephanie Lewis of Atlanta; seven grandchildren, Rachel Snider, Jordan Snider, Ryan Brown, Kelsey Brown, Dottie Grace Brown, Natalie Brown and Courtney Lewis. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Baker Brown and a brother.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to Fitzgerald Baptist Church Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 367, Fitzgerald, GA 31750 or the American Heart Association.
A.S. Turner & Sons