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Dougherty County, Georgia Obituary Collection

Dougherty County, Georgia Obituary Collection - 56

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Date: Monday, 14 June 2010, at 9:55 a.m.

Jessie Willard Hill
ALBANY Jessie Willard Hill (Ret. MSgt. US Army), 82, of 512 Eugemar Drive, died Tuesday, January 14, 2003, at Magnolia Manor Nursing home in Americus, GA.
The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 P.M. at Crown Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Tony Haefs officiating.
A native of Glencoe, AL, Mr. Hill had lived in Albany since 1944, and was a member of Sherwood Baptist Church. He was a retired Master Sergeant of the United States Army, having served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam in the First Air Calvary. He received a Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, American Defense Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal for his service to our country. He also received 21 service ribbons representing 58 awards and decorations. He was a member of the Disabled Veterans of America. Mr. Hill was a charter member of the Mended Hearts, Chapter #160.
He is survived by his wife, Bessie Baltas Hill of Albany; daughter, Ann Kieve Kennedy and her husband Larry of Albany; son, Joe M. Kieve and his wife Dale of Riverdale, GA; sister, Betty Jo May and her husband Doyle of Glencoe, AL; two brothers, Maurice Hill and his wife Marylin of Glencoe, AL and Jerry Ray Hill and his wife Della of Gulf Shores, AL; six grandchildren, Debbie Monroe, Lynn Banks, Mary Jo Hollis, Jay Kieve, Kevin Kennedy and Brent Kennedy; six great-grandchildren, Jessie, Emma, Riley, Casey, Chandler and Rachael.
The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside.
Those desiring may send memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, Southwest Georgia Chapter, P.O. Box 71341, Albany, GA 31708.
Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors

Gracie Mae Ivey Tillman
ALTHA, Fla. Gracie Mae Ivey Tillman, 85, died Monday, January 13, 2003.
She was a native of Clio, AL, and moved to Altha, FL, in 1954. She was a member of Altha First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Tillman was preceded in death by her husband, S.C. Tillman; two sons, Stephen Coleman and C.G. Tillman; and a daughter, Rita Tillman Weber.
Survivors include three sons, Lewie "Bo" Tillman and his wife Jo of Albany, GA, Joe Tillman and his wife Jennie, and Jimmy Tillman; a daughter, Glenda Tillman, all of Altha, FL; a sister, Margaret Robinson of Dothan, AL; eight grandchildren, Jamie Tillman of Tallahassee, FL, Stephen Coxwell of Bristol, FL, Jessica Brown of Atlanta; April Cross of Quakertown, PA, Chris Adkins of Altha, FL, Max Tillman of Los Angeles, CA, Jonathan Tillman of Altha, FL, Luke Weber of Quakertown, PA, and Coleman Tillman of Altha, FL, and two great-grandsons.
Services were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Altha First Baptist Church. Interment was at Chipola Cemetery in Altha, FL.
Hall Funeral Home
Altha, Fla.

William Turner Cooper
MOULTRIE William Turner "Dub" Cooper, 89, of 909 Barbara Circle, Moultrie, died Tuesday, January 14, 2003, at John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Cobb Funeral Chapel with interment in Big Creek Cemetery. Dr. Jerry Mahan, the Rev. Roger Benton and the Rev. Sam Stephens will officiate.
Casketbearers will be Click Peters, Floyd Peters, Ray Pierce, Scott Pierce, Chuck Hinson and Harry Hinson.
Dub Cooper was a member of First Baptist Church of Moultrie and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. His parents were the late Nancy Eliza Sapp Cooper and William Frank Cooper.
Dub Cooper was an entertainer, builder and adventurer. He spent his 89-plus years of life entertaining family and friends with his quick wit and unusual sense of humor. Dub never let the truth stand in the way of a good story, and the tales he spun captivated and sometimes embarrassed his audience. He was also a gifted writer, and the postcards he wrote were collected and treasured by those who received them.
Dub Cooper loved kids, the smaller the better, and his wife and family secretly feared he'd someday be arrested for hugging or kissing some stranger's baby while he waited for his beautiful blonde bombshell wife to finish shopping. "Daddy loves all things what's little," his baby daughter once explained.
Dub Cooper was a builder by profession, and houses he built are spread all across South Georgia and North Florida. He thought everybody should have a house, and he often worked out arrangements so members of his crew could build and live in a home of their own. He'd build a home, move into it, and sell it out from under his family. "Your sweet mama," he would tell his children, "is the only bride in Georgia who's had more new houses than new dresses since she got married."
Dub Cooper was a great adventurer. He traveled with his wife Betty, her brother Carroll and Carroll's wife Sylvia by car all over North America from Canada and Alaska to Mexico, and he visited Japan and Singapore when in his seventies. Dub was notorious for leaving his fellow travelers and getting lost. On a trip to see a Georgia Bulldog football game with the Moultrie First Baptist Church KeenAgers, Dub wandered off during the game, ended up at a bus station on the verge of buying a ticket home, when he called Sam Stephens in Moultrie. Sam called the Athens police, who took Dub back to his tour bus where everybody was waiting less than patiently for him. Dub said that was an uncomfortably quiet trip back to Moultrie.
Dub once decided to take a stroll while visiting his son in Japan. He could see water in the distance below the hill where they lived, and he set off to find it. He reached the water easily enough; but when he tried to retrace his steps back home, he was chased out of the Shinto Cemetery he'd cut across on his trip down the hill and lost his bearings. Since all signs were in Japanese and not being able to speak the language, Dub wandered about for several hours before walking up to a cab and handing over his son's business card and all his Japanese money. The cabbie dropped him off at the Naval Base about 10 hours after his exploration began.
Dub Cooper loved his family and friends, and he enjoyed his life to the fullest.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Lee Pierce Cooper of Moultrie; son, William Turner Cooper Jr. of Albany; daughters, Liza Lee Cooper Newsom of Lake Park, GA, and Debra Jo Cooper Evans of Cochran, GA; grandchildren, Christina Louise Cooper Vallier, Robert Thomas Cooper, Rachel Leigh Cooper, Jed Carlton Evans, Laura Elizabeth Evans; great grandchildren, Carolyn Michelle Vallier, Hillary Kay Hawkins, Cade William Cooper, and Parker Riley DePaola.
Visitation will be 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. today at Cobb Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite library.
Cobb Funeral Chapel

Emma Durham
RICHLAND Emma Durham, 56, of Richland, died Wednesday, January 15, 2003.
Funeral arrangements to be announced.
T.V. Williams Funeral Home

Patsy Purvis Flowers
BAINBRIDGE Patsy Purvis Flowers, 74, of Bainbridge died Tuesday, January 14, 2003.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today in Oak City Cemetery in Bainbridge.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wiregrass Hospice, 432 E. Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, GA 39819.
Ivey Funeral Home

Tina Rogers Green
BAINBRIDGE Tina Rogers Green, 54, of Los Angeles, Calif., died Saturday, December 21, 2002.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Brinson Cemetery in Brinson.
Cox Funeral Home

Frances H. Jackson
CUTHBERT Frances H. Jackson of the Trinity Community of Randolph County died Wednesday, January 15, 2003, at Palmyra Medical Centers.
Funeral arrangements to be announced.
Lunsford Funeral Home

Robert Edward Jackson
MOULTRIE Robert Edward Jackson, 85, of 218 North Manning Street, Funston, died Tuesday, January 14, 2003, at his residence.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Cobb Funeral Chapel with interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6 p.m.-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family may be contacted at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Jackson, 137 Church Street, Funston.
Cobb Funeral Chapel

Claudia R. Childs Johnson
BAINBRIDGE Claudia R. Childs Johnson, 45, of Bainbridge died Thursday, January 9, 2003, at Ashburn Hospital.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Young Memorial Chapel at Bruton Mortuary.
Bruton Mortuary

Dora Irene Marks
CAIRO Dora Irene Marks, 64, of Cairo died Tuesday, January 14, 2003.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Funeral Home with interment in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Heritage Funeral Home

Betty Jane Moneyham
CAIRO Betty Jane Moneyham, 83, of Whigham died Wednesday, January 15, 2003.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Cemetery in Whigham.
Visitation will be 6 p.m.-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Heritage Funeral Home

Mary Frances Pearce
CUTHBERT Mary Frances Pearce, 79, of Cuthbert died Wednesday, January 15, 2003, at Patterson Hospital in Cuthbert.
The graveside funeral service will be conducted today at 2 p.m. from East View Cemetery. The Rev. John Bagwell will officiate.
Mrs. Pearce was born May 21, 1923, in Randolph County, daughter of the late George Washington Dyer and Gladys Morgan Dyer. She was a former telephone operator and a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Clay County.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy P. Johnson and a granddaughter, Jessica Johnson of Shellman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a church or charity of your choice.
Lunsford Funeral Home

David Soilberry
DAWSON David Soilberry, 51, of 233 Chinaberry Drive, Sasser, died Tuesday, January 14, 2002, at the family residence.
Funeral arrangements to be announced.
Albritten's Funeral Service

Nancy Tucker
OCILLA Nancy Tucker, 87, of Ocilla died Tuesday, January 14, 2003, at Irwin County Hospital in Ocilla.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Ocilla Baptist Church with interment in Spring Hill Cemetery in Irwin County.
Visitation will be 7 p.m.-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Paulk Funeral Home

Margaret B. Womble
CAIRO Margaret B. Womble died Tuesday, January 14, 2003, at her residence.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pine Level Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Clark Funeral Home

Myrtle Louise Woodham
CORDELE Myrtle Louise (Smith) Woodham, 71, of Vienna died Wednesday, January 15, 2003, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Rainey Funeral Services with burial in Sunnyside Cemetery in Cordele.
A native of Cordele, Mrs. Woodham was born December 19, 1931. She was a homemaker and for many years was a foster parent for the Department of Family and Children Services.
Survivors include her daughters, Virginia F. (Woodham) Pack of Vienna, Judy A. (Woodham) Smith of Sylvester, Patsy M. (Woodham) Cagle of Vienna and Norma J. (Woodham) Averett of Americus.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Everette Woodham and mother, Virginia Clare Smith.
Visitation will be 6 p.m.-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Rainey Family Funeral Services

Rayfield Woods
BAINBRIDGE Rayfield Woods of 943 Cooper Street died Tuesday, January 14, 2003.
Funeral arrangements to be announced.
Bruton Mortuary

Marie Green-Goode
ALBANY Marie Green-Goode, 75, of 223 West Third Ave., Albany, died Friday, January 10, 2003, at Albany Health Care Center.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery in Lee County.
Meadows Funeral Home

Martha Jordan Harper
ALBANY Martha Jordan Harper, 92, of 803 Blaylock Street, Albany, died Wednesday, January 15, 2003, at Palmyra Nursing Home.
Funeral arrangements to be announced.
Meadows Funeral Home

Michael Alexander Hilson
ALBANY Michael Alexander Hilson, 52, 2712 New Castle Lane, Albany, died Tuesday, January 14, 2003.
Funeral arrangements to be announced.
Poteat Funeral Home

John Jackson
ALBANY John Jackson, 33, of 2305-J North Davis Street died Sunday, January 12, 2003, at Palmyra Medical Centers.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Christian Center in Albany with interment in Floral Memory Garden Cemetery. Pastor Dorothy Josey will officiate.
A native of Albany, Mr. Jackson was born February 13, 1969. He was a dietitian for Golden Corral steak house. He was a graduate of Monroe High School and a member of Ebenezer Christian Center in Albany.
Survivors include his mother, Lou Jackson of Albany; two sisters, Janice Jackson-Bradford and Dianne Jackson, both of Albany; 10 brothers, Joe Jackson, Samuel Jackson, Paradise Jackson, Arthur Jackson, Nathaniel Jackson, Charlie Jackson, Ulysses Jackson, Curtis Jackson and Larry Jackson, all of Albany, and Marvin Jackson of Atlanta.
The family of Mr. Jackson will receive friends and relatives at the residence of his mother, Lou Jackson, 1503 Waddell Avenue here in Albany.
Meadows Funeral Home

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