The funeral service of Tiffany Ann Blankenship, 16, of 2105 Forest Glen Dr., who died Saturday February 12, 2005 at Palmyra Medical Center, will be conducted Wednesday , February 16, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. First Free Will Baptist Church. Rev. Billy Hanna will officiate. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.
A native and life long resident of Albany, Miss Blankenship was a student at Albany High School, she was active in the chorus, 4-H Club, Delteens, an honor roll student, Brownie's and Girl Scouts. She was a certified baby sitter, a graduate of etiquette class and she was a 4-H Club state winner at the Georgia State Fair in Perry, GA. in the arts and crafts division and also received the DARE Award. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church.
Survivors include her parents, Tom and Diane Blankenship, Albany, a sister, Danielle Blankenship, Tallahassee, FL., maternal grandparents, Ralph and Laverne Shaw, Colquitt, Ga., uncles and aunts, Dickie and Cathi Dickens, Lake Charles, LA., John and Carol Fountain, Conyers, GA., Lee and Rachel Cranford, Belle Glade, FL., Wayne and Judy Bradley, Leslie, Ga. and a number of cousins.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home.
The funeral service of Cal Lee Davis, Jr. , 81, of 6015 Moultrie Road, Albany, who died Sunday, April 10, 2005, at Palmyra Medical Centers, will be conducted Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Kent Miller will officiate. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery.
A native of Clark County, Ga. Mr. Davis had resided in Albany since 1956 moving here from Funston, GA. He served in the US Army World War II and worked as a contractor in The Repubic of Vietnam with the See Bees during the Vietnam War. Mr. Davis was a commerical and residential carpenter and was the widower of Mrs. Eloise Eubanks Davis.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Carl L. and Teresa Davis of Terrell County, two daughters, Joanne Jamison and her husband, Al, and Linda Faye Owen, all of Albany, a step-son and his wife, Harry A. and Deloris Peacock of Pensacola, FL, a sister, Frances Burnham of Albany, fourteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends today (Tuesday) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home.
The family will be at the residence of Joanne and Al Jamison, 1603 Westfield Court, Albany, GA, 31721.
Those desiring may make contributions to the Shriners Hospital Transportation Fund c/o, Hasan Shriners, 1822 Palmyra Road, Albany, GA 31701.
The funeral service of Hoyed Davis, 87, of Suwanee, Ga., formerly of Albany, Ga., died Saturday November 5, 2005 will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Avalon United Methodist Church. Rev. Dan Self, grandson-in-law of Mr. Davis and Rev. Dale Thornton will officiate. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.
He was born July 9, 1918, in Lawley, AL., to Thomas Davis and Susan Eddie Wright Davis, Mr. Davis lived in Selma, Al., before moving to Albany, GA., in 1952.
Mr. Davis was a veteran of WW II, serving in the Army Air Corps as a supply sergeant in France, England and Germany.
Mr. Davis worked as a clothing salesman in Selma, AL., before opening his own store in Albany, GA., in 1952. He owned and operated Gay Clothing Co. and Davis Red Hanger in downtown Albany and was eventually joined in the business by his two sons, opening H. Davis & Sons in both Albany and Macon. During his 45 year career in the menís clothing business, he inspired a number of his employees to go into business for themselves. After his retirement he opened Coin Laundromat in Lee County.
Mr. Davis was a member of Avalon United Methodist Church, where he served as a much-loved Friendship Bible Class teacher and served on the official board there. He was a lay speaker for the Methodist Church. He belonged to the Gideons and often spoke in churches representing them. For many years, he served on the board of the Anchorage. Mr. Davis also served on the official board of Indian Springs Holiness Camp Ground for 40 years and as treasurer for 28 years. As treasurer, he was well known for his endearing speeches for contributions to mission work and the continuation of camp meetings. Mr. Davis was a devout Christian, a dedicated and loving father.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Ellen Calloway Davis, Suwanee, GA., two sons, Phil Davis, St. Simons, GA. and Tommy Davis, Cumming, GA., two daughters, Nancy Thurmond, Cummings, GA., Kathy Thurman, Leesburg, GA., a brother, Clint Davis, Montgomery, AL., thirteen grandchildren and a great grandchild.
The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers , please make memorials to Indian Springs Holiness Camp Ground, P.O. Box 7955. Macon, GA., 31209
The funeral service of Frances Jones Culpepper, 95, of 2823 Gillionville Rd, Albany who died Saturday December 31, 2005 at Evergreen Assisted Living will be conducted Tuesday January 3, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery in Americus, GA. Rev. Bobby Harrell will officiate.
A native of Sumter Co., GA., Mrs. Culpepper had resided in Lee County for 51 years prior to moving to Albany in July of 2001. She is survived by her son, Colonel William L. deVane, U.S. Army (Ret.), Albany, a daughter, Phyllis deVane Smith, Macon, GA., and a step-daughter, Eunice Culpepper Vining, Jonesboro, GA. She is further survived by four grandchildren who are Mark Davis deVane, Chicago, IL., Kathryn deVane Thomas, Killen, TX., Todd E. Hutchens, Lakeland, FL. and Holly Lynn Hall, Macon, GA. and eleven great-grandchildren.
Her parents were the late Oscar Boyd Jones and Irene Sessions Jones of Americus, GA. Five sisters preceded Frances in death. They were Louise Jones, Gladys Culpepper, Thelma Brannon, Ruth Barlow and Ida Chapman, she was also preceded in death by a grand daughter, Kimberly Elizabeth deVane.
Frances, with her late husband, William Keith Culpepper, was instrumental in the planning and conduct of Lee County 100th. Centennial celebration in 1974. She was primarily a homemaker for the family. She was instrumental in the building of the gazebo in Leesburg and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Leesburg for forty nine years.
The funeral service of Vivian B. Harvey, 84, of 1802 Whispering Pines Rd., who died Monday January 16, 2006 at her residence will be conducted Wednesday January 18, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Ike Branch will officiate. Entombment will follow in Crown Hill Mausoleum.
A native of Richmond Co., GA., Mrs. Harvey had resided in Albany for the past fifty two years moving from Bibb Co. Ga.. She was a homemaker and of the Methodist Faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lynwood F. Harvey and a son-in-law, Ken. H. Mills.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ellen Mills, Albany, Veronica Y. Truan and her husband, Andy of Forsyth, GA., a sister, Katherine Mobley, N. Augusta, SC., two sister-in-laws, Annette Dill, Sharpsburg, GA., Madeline Barton, N. Augusta, SC. five grandchildren and their spouses, Danny and Lynn Higgs, Keith and Glenda Johnson, Matt and Cindi Mills, Jill and Benny Leverett, Chance and Julie Mills, eight great-grandchildren, John Higgs, Caleb Williams, Dallas Mills, Abigail Johnson, Mattison Mills, Morgan Mills, Isabella Johnson, Chanie Mills and Billy Sampson.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials made be made to the Albany Community Hospice, P. O. Box 1828, Albany, GA., 31702
The funeral services of Frasier A. Clark, 65, of 150 Edinborough Drive, Leesburg, who died Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, will be held 10:00 a.m at Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Tony Haefs will officiate. Interment will follow at 2:00 (CST) at Malvern Baptist Church Cemetery, Malvern, Al.
A native of Holmes County Fl., Mr. Clark had resided in the Albany and Leesburg area since 1967, moving from Atlanta, Ga.. He was a retired computer technician with G.T.E., a member of Dougherty Lodge # 591, a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Hasan Shrine Temple. Mr. Clark coached Little League Baseball for many years and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Betty Barber Clark of Leesburg; a daughter and her husband, Anita and Mark Smith of Leesburg; two sons and their wives, Jimmy and Tracy Clark of Leesburg and Dr. Don and Jeanne Clark of Dublin, Ga.. Eight grandchildren, Jason, Morgan and Landon Clark, Garrett and Conner Smith, Cody and Mackenzie Clark and Morgan Kimbrel.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at funeral home.
Those desiring may make contributions to Gillionville Baptist Church c/o Building Fund, 4614 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31721.
The funeral service of James Thomas Hardy, Sr., 64, of 466 Miller Road, Leesburg, who died Monday at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital will be conducted Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Mr. Randolph Pate will officiate.
A native of Wilcox Co., GA., Mr. Hardy had resided in Leesburg for the past sixteen years moving from Albany and previously had lived in Ashburn. He was retired from residental construction and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Hardy, Leesburg, GA., three sons, Thomas Hardy, Jr., Wayne Hardy and Dennis Hardy, all of Leesburg, GA., three daughters, Tina Tison, Oakfield, GA., Denise Hardy, Newton, GA. and Samantha Hardy of Leesburg, GA., a brother, David Hardy, Albany, GA., two sisters, Margie Whittley, Sparks, GA. and Cindy Hardy, Leesburg, GA. and eleven grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home.
The funeral service of Jerri Amanda (Mandy) Cude, 24, of 902 17th Avenue, Albany, who died Wednesday, December 22, 2004, at Palmyra Medical Ceneter, will be conducted Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Mike Trull will officiate. Interment will follow in Floral Memory Gardens.
A native of and long life resident of Dougherty Co., GA., Miss Cude was a member of Sherwood Baptist Church and a graduate of Albany High School, Class of 2000.
Survivors include her parents, Jerry (Katfish) and Carolyn Cook Cude of Albany, two sisters, Angie Etheridge of Sylvester and Misty Hamm of Albany, two brothers, Kerri Dean Brumbley of Panama City, FL and Donnie Wayne Brumbley of Sylvester, maternal grandmother, Nellie Cook of Albany, a number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will receive friends tonight (Thursday) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home.
The funeral service of Robert Lawson Ashton, 79, of 514 Divine Drive, Albany, GA, who died Friday, January 28, 2005, will be conducted Monday at 3:00 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Billy Hanna will officiate.
A native of Wayne Co., MI, Mr. Ashton had resided in Albany since 1999 moving from Las Vegas, NV. He was a World War II Army Veteran serving in the Pacific Theatre, including the invasion of Okinawa and worked as a Field Quality Control Engineer with McDonald-Douglas (now Boeing) where he retired in 1987. He was a member of the New Boston, Texas Masonic Lodge #69 where he was a 50 year plus member, a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of Hasan Shrine Temple. Mr. Ashton was also a member of the VFW Post No. 2785 and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Las Vegas.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Marie Ashton of Albany, two sons and their wives, Robert Michael and Linda K. Ashton of Leesburg and Darrel and Lynal Ashton of Providence, R.I., eight grandchildren, Bryan Ashton, Pamela Ashton Goodwin, Jeff Ashton, Mark Ashton, Chris Ashton (deceased), Timothy Ashton, Melissa Ashton and William Ashton and seven great-grandchildren, Toni and Cole Goodwin, Kasie, Abby and Tyler Ashton, Nicholas and Cameron Ashton.
The family will receive friends today (Sunday) from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Hasan Shrine Temple c/o Transportation Fund, 1822 Palmrya Road, Albany, GA 31701 or First Free Will Baptist Church, 420 N. Westover Blvd., Albany, GA 31707.
The graveside funeral service of Buddy G. Craft, 68, of Albany, who died Tuesday, December 13, 2005, at his residence, will be conducted Friday at 3:00 P.M. at Crown Hill Cemetery. Rev. Bobby Jackson will officiate.
A native of Beckley, West Virginia, Mr. Craft has resided in Albany since 1965 moving here from West Palm Beach, FL. He was a car salesman with Albany Lincoln Mercury.
Survivors include two sons, Brandon Craft and his wife, Rosa, of Albany and Sloan Craft of Valdosta, GA, three daughters, Wendie Clark and her husband, Robert, of Sebring, FL, Teri Eaves of West Palm Beach, FL and Jeanie Anderson and her husband, Brad of Statesboro, brother, Charlie Craft of Columbus, GA, sister, Sandra McCabe of Green Cove Springs, FL and seven grandchildren.
The family will be at the residence of Brandon and Rosa Craft, 2303-B Old Dominion Road, Albany, GA 31721.