Douglas Levon Spivey
DONALSONVILLE — Douglas Levon Spivey, 63, of Donalsonville, GA, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2003, at Donalsonville Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church in Donalsonville today at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Tommy Dobbins and Dr. Ron McCaskill officiating. Interment will follow at Brown United Methodist Church cemetery in Ozark, AL, at 4 p.m. EST.
Mr. Spivey was born on July 25, 1939, in Blue Springs, Alabama, to the late Floyd and Versie Benefield Spivey. He graduated Blue Springs High School in 1957, and Troy State University in Troy, AL, in 1961, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education. He married the former Patricia Adkins on August 6, 1961. He received his Masters of Science Degree in Science from Birmingham Southern and an Administration Degree from Troy State University at Fort Rucker. He completed additional studies at Clemson University. Mr. Spivey taught in Jakin from 1961-1963 before transferring to Baker County High in 1963 and teaching there until 1965 when he came to Seminole County. He served the Seminole County system from 1965 until his retirement in 1999. While here, he taught high school math and science and then served as middle school principal from 1981-1999. Mr. Spivey was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Donalsonville, where he served as a deacon and taught the Whit Aiken Sunday School class. He was an avid golfer, a dedicated husband, father and grandfather.
Mr. Spivey leaves to cherish his memory a wife, Patricia Adkins Spivey; a daughter, Suzanne Kelly, both of Donalsonville, GA; a son and his wife, Michael and Wendy Spivey of Luverne, AL; a brother and his wife, Glenward and Donna Spivey of Montgomery, AL; two grandchildren, Alex Kelly and Kelsey Spivey, as well as two nephews, Matthew and Mark Spivey.
Pallbearers will be Louis Bonner, E.C. Bridges, Steve Amerison, Joe Burke, Gerald Miller, Chason Trawick, Jesse McLeod and John Pickren.
Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of First Baptist Church and the members of the Whit Aiken Sunday School class.
Evans-Skipper Funeral Home
AMERICUS — Jessie Williams of 102 Norman Cole Street, Americus, died Friday, January 3, 2003, at Sumter Regional Hospital in Americus.
Funeral arrangements to be announced.
Barnum Funeral Home
Terry Lee Williams
TIFTON — Terry Lee Williams, 50, of Tifton, died Friday, January 3, 2003, at Tift Regional Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements to be announced.
Melton Funeral Home
ALBANY — The funeral service of Joanne Arnold, 52, of 3610 Club Drive, who died Friday, January 3, 2003, will be conducted Monday, at 11 a.m. at Victory Tabernacle Assembly of God. Pastor Eddie Adams will officiate. Interment will follow in Leesburg Cemetery.
A native of Philadelphia, PA, Mrs. Arnold was a homemaker, a member of Victory Tabernacle Assembly of God, where she was active with the Pastor's Prayer Partners and Victory Impact Ministries.
Survivors include her husband, Larry T. Arnold Sr. of Albany; two sons, Richard Arnold of Kingsland and Larry T. Arnold Jr. of Albany; a daughter, Patricia Ann Drum of Sylvester; two brothers, George Coonrod of Kingsland and Robert Coonrod of Baconton; four sisters, Sharen Drouillard of Milledgeville, Bonnie Dubbert of Marblehead, OH, Debbie Wheeler of Albany and Kimberly Spead of Kingsland; and 11 grandchildren.
The family will receive friends today (Sunday) from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mathews Funeral Home
Phyllis Ann Freeman
ALBANY — Phyllis Ann Freeman, 67, of Sasser died Thursday, January 2, 2003 at the residence after a long illness. The remains have been cremated.
The family will receive friends at Kimbrell-Stern, Monday from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
A native of Colquitt County, Mrs. Freeman was a great lover of people, animals, and nature. She was employed at Yesterdays for more than 10 years.
Survivors include one daughter, Regina Leeson and her husband, Troy of Sasser; three sons, Rick Freeman of Americus, Mike Freeman and his wife, Linda of Rainbow City, AL, and Mark Freeman and his wife, Jennifer of Leesburg; nine grandchildren, Ricky Wigand, Justin Freeman, Michael Freeman Jr., Brad Leeson, Sean Freeman, Brandon Freeman, Levi Leeson, Landon Freeman, and Logan Freeman; two great-grandchildren, Kienan Freeman and Austin Freeman; one sister, Jane Johnson of Sale City; and two brothers, Kenneth Roberts of Hartsfield and Allen Davidson of Albany.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Franklin Freeman.
Those desiring may send memorials to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th St., NY, NY.
Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors
Willie Lee Grant-Sutton
ALBANY — Willie Lee Grant-Sutton, 87, of 620 W. 1st Ave., died Wednesday, January 1, 2003 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Monday, 1 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, with burial in Floral Memory Garden Cemetery. The Rev. H.B. Johnson Jr. officiating.
Born on August 5, 1915 in Dougherty County, Mrs. Sutton was a homemaker and attended Dougherty County Public Schools. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Blanch Bronstroph of Long Island City, NY, Cena Walker and Connie Burke, both of Albany and Annette Sutton of East Orange, NJ; one brother, Roosevelt Grant of Chicago, IL; and 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
The remains of Mrs. Sutton will lie-in-state at the church on Monday from noon until the funeral hour.
Meadows Funeral Home
Leon Ottis Jones
ALBANY — Leon Ottis Jones, of Albany, died Saturday, January 4, 2003. Arrangements to be announced at a later date. The family is at the residence of Kim and Sybil Collins, 504 Flamingo Lane.
Mathews Funeral Home
ALBANY — James King, 76, of 2324 Newton Road, died Friday, January 3, 2003 at Palmyra Medical Centers. Arrangements to be announced at a later date.
Poteat Funeral Home
STATESBORO — William "Larry" Poppell, 60, died early Saturday, January 4, 2003 at his residence after a long illness.
He was born July 9, 1942 in Albany, moving to Statesboro in 1983. He was an accomplished athlete even at a young age, having been named the 1955 YMCA "Boy of the Year" at the age of 13. He later starred as an end and punter on the 1959 Albany High School Indians AAA Georgia High School State football championship team, also being selected the same year as a member of the All State Team. Upon graduation in 1960, Mr. Poppell was awarded a full athletic scholarship to Presbyterian College. After college, Mr. Poppell returned to Albany to begin a successful career in the textile industry, from which he retired in 1999. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Albany. He will be remembered a a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who had a voracious love of sports and competition. He loved to cock and spend time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Odelle Gordon Poppell and his father, James Bennett Poppell Jr.
Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Sandra Poppell of Statesboro; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Shane Spallino of Crowley, LA, and Janet and Ben Whitley of Savannah; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Mark and Melissa Poppell of Nashville, TN, and Mike Poppell of Statesboro; his stepmother, Louis Poppell of Americus; his brother and family, Jim, Julia and Charles Poppell of Richmond, VA, and seven granddaughters, Heather, Samantha, Shannon, and Sydney Spallino, Virginina Whitley, and Peyton and Isabella Poppell.
Funeral services for Mr. Poppell will be held today (Sunday) at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Hodges-Turner-Anderson Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Bulloch Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Shane Spallino, Ben Whitley, Mike Patton, Travis Richardson, Bob Baldree, and Harold Herring.
Visitation will be held today (Sunday) from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 515 Denmark St., Statesboro, GA 30458 or to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459.
Hodges-Turner-Anderson Funeral Home
ALBANY — Carrie Roundtree, 95, of 2709 Joshua St., died Thursday, January 2, 2003 in Atlanta.
Funeral services will be held Monday, at noon at Thomas Grove Freewill Baptist Church in Arlington, with burial following in Parksville Cemetery.
Born January 1, 1907 in Calhoun County, Ms. Roundtree was a retired cook with the public school system of Calhoun County. She was a member of Thomas Grove Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Curtis Bailey of Albany; and daughters, Calila Stevenson of Atlanta and Annie Hardy of Tarpon Springs, FL.
Visitation will be held today (Sunday), at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Elliott Funeral Home
Anne Pettis Tift
ALBANY — Anne Pettis Tift, 87, formerly of Albany, died Friday night, January 3, 2003, in Marietta following an illness.
Her funeral service will be Monday, 2 p.m. at Oakview Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Thomas A. Downs will officiate.
A native and lifelong resident of Albany, Mrs. Tift was a 1938 graduate of Albany High School. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and worked as a dental hygienist. She was the widow of the late Nelson Franklin Tift.
Survivors include a sister, Dorcas Commagere of Atlanta, and a nephew, Bill Humber of Marietta.
The family will receive friends on Monday, at Kimbrell-Stern from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors
Joseph Robert Branch Sr.
CAMILLA — Joseph Robert "Bobby" Branch Sr., 73, of Sale City, died Saturday, January 4, 2003 at Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie.
Graveside funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sale City Cemetery. The Rev. Clint Yelverton will officiate.
Born March 12, 1929 in Mitchell County, Mr. Branch was a retired farmer. He was the son of the late Joseph Rupert and Addie Elizabeth DeWitt Branch. Mr. Branch was preceded in death by a brother, Asa DeWitt Branch of Sale City.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Knight Branch of Sale City; a daughter, Lucy Branch Reid, and her husband, Bob, of Houston, TX; a son, Bob Branch of Sale City; two sisters, Josephine Branch Bacon of Albany and Virginia Branch Dekle of Snellville; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Reid of Houston, TX; and 11 nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.
Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home
Fannie Mae Huff Donaldson
CAMILLA — Fannie Mae Huff Donaldson, 72, of 805 Roosevelt St., Waycross, formerly of Camilla, died Tuesday, December 31, 2002. The funeral service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Camilla, with burial following in the St. Mary Memorial Cemetery.
Robert Jester Mortuary
Mary Harrell Fouche
CAIRO — Mary Harrell Fouche, 86, of Cairo, died Friday, January 3, 2003 at Camellia Gardens Nursing Home, Thomasville.
Funeral services will be held today (Sunday), at 3:30 p.m. at Cairo Presbyterian Church, with burial following in Cairo Cemetery. The Rev. Jim Spencer will officiate.
Pallbearers are Arthur Clark, Richard Hartsfield, George Gowan, John Champion, Allen Hartsfield and Bill Champion.
Born November 24, 1916, Cairo, Mrs. Fouche was the daughter of the late John Arthur and Mattie Coleman Harrell. She was the widower of Julian W. Fouche, who preceded her in death June 1, 1991. She lived in Albany for many years. She was bookkeeper at Vereen Memorial Hospital, Moultrie and after retirement there, worked as a bookkeeper for Fritex Mfg. Company, Albany. She was a member of Cairo Presbyterian Church, a member of Garden Club and Woman's Club.
Survivors include her sisters, Margaret Gowan of Montgomery, AL, Pauline Hewlett of Thomasville, Martha John Hartsfield, Lois Clark and Sue Collins, all of Cairo; and a nephew, Arthur Clark of Leesburg.
Preceded in death: husband, parents, sister, Sara Champion, and a cousin, Mary Lou Crawford.
Visitation will be held today (Sunday) from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. at the church where the funeral service will be held.
Memorials may be made to the Cairo Presbyterian Church, 100 4th Ave., S.E., Cairo, GA 39828.
Clark Funeral Home