Edward Brookins Jr.
BLAKELY Edward Brookins Jr., 72, of Blakely, died Friday, March 7, 2003 at Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely.
Funeral services will be held today (Sunday) at 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery in Clay County. The Rev. Jimmy Cox will officiate.
Pallbearers are Eugene Cox, Dalton Cox, Allen Cox, Robert Cox, Jimmy McMullen, and Paul Williams; and honorary pallbearers are Will Spurlock, Dale Spurlock, Bubby Spurlock, Charles Cox, Larry Duke and G.L. Higgenbotham.
Born in Clay County, GA, on November 25, 1930, Mr. Brookins was the son of the late Edward Brookins Sr. and Annie Mae Miller Brookins. He was retired from Brookins Constructions and Logging Co. and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. He was the widow of Ruby Evelyn Duke Brookins.
Survivors include three daughters, Bobbie Jean and husband, Stan Norris of Alexandria, VA, Faye R. Collins of Blakely, and Regina and Joey Seaborn of Eufaula, AL; two sons, David and Diane Brookins of Albany and Ben Brookins of Weston; and seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home
Blakely (229) 723-3421
Jack Lamar Curles Sr.
CAMILLA Jack Lamar Curles Sr., 70, of 330 Campbell Drive, Camilla, died Thursday, March 6, 2003 at Mitchell County Hospital in Camilla.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 10 at Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home with burial in Oakview Cemetery. The Revs. James P. Loucks Sr. and Stanley Phillips will officiate. The eulogy will be given by his oldest son, Mike Curles.
Born February 1, 1933 in Mitchell County, Mr. Curles was retired plant superintendent of Waste Water Processing at Bordo Citrus, Inc. in Winter Haven, FLORIDA. He was the son of the late Alexander Roland Curles Sr. and Era Davidson Curles. Mr. Curles attended Camilla and Pelham Public Schools, having graduated from Pelham High School in 1951. He was class president during 1950 and 1951. Mr. Curles was the first T-formation quarterback of Pelham Hornets football team and still holds the record for the longest punt, 84 yards, set back in 1950.
Survivors include three sons, Mike Lamar Curles and wife, Marlene, of Reston, VA, Lee Curles and wife, Wanda, of Lakeland, FL, and Jack Lamar Curles Jr. and wife, Connie, of Bainbridge; a brother, Alexander Curles Jr. and wife, Ladye, of Camilla; a sister, Dorothy Kearns, and husband, Bob, of Camilla; five grandchildren, Era LeeAnn Curles, Erica Ann Curles, Lindsey Carroll Curles, Jennifer Brewer, and Melissa Brewer; and number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. today (Sunday) at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1923, Albany, GA 31702.
Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home
Camilla (229) 336-5111
TIFTON Bernice Jones, 36, of Tifton, died at her residence. Arrangements to be announced at a later date.
Tifton (229) 387-7046
John Byron Yawn
CAIRO John Byron Yawn, a Dothan, AL, resident, died Friday, March 7, 2003 at his residence of an apparent heart attack. He was 65 years old.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. (EST) today (Sunday) in the Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Climax, GA. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time in the church.
Heritage Funeral Home
Cairo (229) 377-2112
Jewell Joyce Kirsch Cheek
ALBANY Jewell Joyce Kirsch Cheek, 78, of 1613 Gail Ave. in Albany, GA, died Saturday, March 8, 2003 peacefully at her home.
The funeral service will be Monday (today), 4 p.m. at Kimbrell-Stern. Dr. James M. Ramsey officiating. Private entombment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.
A native of Memphis, TN, Mrs. Cheek has lived in Albany since 1959 where she was a member of First Baptist Church of Albany, the Albany Women's Club, Albany NARFE and the Flint River Power Squadron. She was also a honorary member of the Fellowship Baptist Church of Smyrna, GA.
Survivors include her son, Don Cheek and his wife, Donna, of Albany; a daughter, Karen Moncrief and her husband, Jim, of Athens, GA; three grandchildren, Kathryn Wesley, Kristy Moore, and Rob Cheek; five great-grandchildren, a brother-in-law, special friend and companion, Don Cheek of Smyrna; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends following the chapel service.
Those desiring, please make memorials to First Baptist Church, 400 Pine Ave., Albany, GA 31701.
Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors
ALBANY The funeral services of Abbie Haire, 93, of 200 Creekview Drive, Leesburg, GA, who died Saturday, March 8, 2003, will be conducted today (Monday) at 11 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. H.W. Rutledge will officiate. Interment will follow in Leesburg Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers are: Darrell Haire, Charlie F. Haire Jr., Charlie Edward Chinell, Mack P. Giddens, Mack Daniel Giddens, Robert Gilley, Dewayne Jones and Jack Fleming.
A native of Early County, GA, Mrs. Haire had lived in the Albany and Leesburg area since 1957. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Mrs. Haire was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Bufford Haire, her parents, Charlie W. and Ella Victoria Davis, and a sister, Missouri Lee Burkes.
Survivors include her son and his wife, Charlie F. and Mary Brown Haire of Leesburg; two daughters, Carrie Haire-Joiner of Albany and Fannie Lue Chinell of Leesburg; two brothers, Ulmer Davis of Blakely and Clifford Davis of Colquitt; two sisters, Nettie King of Starke, FL, and Eunice Enfinger of Dade City, FL; and 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren.
Mathews Funeral Home
Albany (229) 435-5657
John Carswell Hind Jr.
ALBANY John Carswell Hind Jr., 80, of Albany, died Friday, March 7, 2003 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, March 10, 2003, at the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Robert Beckum and the Rev. Dr. Donald M. Kea will officiate. Interment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Born in Reynolds, GA, on June 9, 1922 he was the son of the late Dr. J.C. Hind and Charlotte Malone Hind. Mr. Hind was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Fellowship Sunday School Class, the Golden "K" Kiwanis, the Ex-POW's Club and an Eagle Scout.
He interrupted his studies at the University of Tennessee, when World War II broke out and enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Third Infantry Division in Europe. He participated in the Angio Beachhead and the following campaigns, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Southern France and and Central Europe, on September 24, 1944, he was wounded and taken captured by German soldiers. He was held in a prison hospital at Stalag IX at Meiningen, Germany until American troops liberated the camp in March of 1945.
Following the war, he completed his education at the University of Tennessee. He then moved to Lee County where he was the owner/operator of a dairy farm for 18 years. Later he worked in the forestry business until retirement
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Kay Huston Hind, his children, Gail Barnhill Burke and her husband, John of Cummings, GA, Richard Barnhill and his wife, Vicki, Kenneth Barnhill and his wife, Mary, all of Albany; grandchildren are Christie Hind, Melissa Barnhill, Caroline Barnhill, Whitcomb Barnhill, Stephen Barnhill, Alex Barnhill, Ashley Burke and Lauren Burke. He was preceded in death by a son, Gilbert Hind.
The family will be at their home, 1604 N. Valencia Drive.
Those desiring may make memorials to "Meals On Wheels", 1105 Palmyra Road, Albany, GA 31701.
William Nelson Hinson
ALBANY William Nelson Hinson, 91, formerly of Albany, GA, passed away Friday, March 7, 2003 in Joplin, MO.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Monday) at Riverside Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby Harrell officiating.
Hall & Hall Funeral Home
ALBANY Stoney Julius, 75, of 7020 Moon Road, Columbus, GA, died Saturday, March 8, 2003. Arrangements to be announced at a later date.
J.L. Litman Memorial Funeral Service
CORDELE Clifford Blackwell, 78, of Warwick, GA, died Sunday, March 9, 2003 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany.
Funeral services will be held at Chapel of Rainey Funeral Services on Tuesday, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. C.R. Gamble officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Creek Cemetery in Cordele.
Born on October 1, 1924 in Mitchell County, GA, Mr. Blackwell was the son of the late John Cleveland Blackwell and Fannie Jane Blackwell. He was a retired from Mercer Mill Plantation.
Survivors include a daughter, Joan (Blackwell) Johnson of Warwick; a son, Johnny Blackwell Sr. of Warwick; a sister, Joy (Blackwell) Gunter of Fort Walton Beach, FL; and three grandchildren, Johnny Blackwell Jr. and Brooke Johnson, both of Warwick and Skye Baker of Oklahoma.
Visitation will be at the funeral home, today from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Rainey Family Funeral Services
Cordele (229) 273-2231
Julian Lester Cobb
THOMASVILLE Julian Lester Cobb, 49, of 432 Faith Lane, Pavo, GA, died Friday, March 7, 2003 in Mitchell County.
Funeral services will be held today (Monday) at 2 p.m. at Whiddon-Shiver Funeral Chapel, with burial in Pavo Lebanon Cemetery.
Born September 12, 1953 in Brooks County, GA, Mr. Cobb is the son of the late William Joshua Cobb and Sylvia Rosencrantz Cobb.
Survivors include eight sisters, Mary Alice Highfill of Seattle, WA, Sylvia Ann Humphries (Shan) of Cairo, Berry Jean Porter, Carolyn Ann NeSmith and Carol Sue Cobb, all of Thomasville, Martha Elizabeth Hopkins of Leesburg, Myrtle Louise Hampton of Butler, GA, Bessie Lorene Royal of Boston, GA; two brothers, William Joshua Cobb (T-Bo) of McDonough and Tyrus Cravon Cobb of Monticello, FL; and several nieces and nephews.
Whiddon-Shiver Funeral Home
Thomasville (229) 226-5621
Ted C. Moore
ARLINGTON Ted C. Moore, 63, of Arlington, died Thursday, March 6, 2003. Funeral services were held on Sunday at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Arlington, with interment in the church cemetery.
Murray & Sons Funeral Home
Arlington (229) 725-4267
Jewel E. Shiver
CAMILLA Jewel E. Shiver, 82, of Sale City, GA, died Saturday, March 8, 2003 at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, GA.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home with burial in Mount Zion Cemetery. The Revs. Franklin Russ and Wayne McDonald will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Harroll Butler, Carroll Butler, Wayne Butler, Larry Pearce, Ronnie Hatcher and J.I. Hatcher. Honorary Pallbearers will be grandsons, Clay Tatum, Rex Shiver Jr., Richard Willis, Bill Pate, Joe Fenton, Stacy Thaggard, Robin Brooks, and Randy Walker.
Born April 10, 1920 in Mitchell County, Mrs. Shiver was a homemaker and member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. She was married to the late Marvin (Dick) Shiver and was the daughter of the late W.W. and Vesta Gregory Swilley.
Survivors include a son, Rex Shiver Sr. and wife, Jane, of Sale City; two daughters, Faye Tatum West and husband, Rupert of Meigs, GA, and Elizabeth (Liz) Collins of Sale City; a sister, Helen Butler of Camilla; grandchildren, Lucy Fenton and husband, Joe, Rex Shiver Jr. and wife, Peggy, Paige Thaggard and husband, Stacy, Clay Tatum and wife, Sharon, Paula Brooks and husband, Robin, Marie Lee Simmons, Jennifer Woods, Michelle Collins, Richard Willis and Audrey Palmer; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home
Camilla (229) 336-5111
ALBANY James Bell, 73, of 1012 West Whitney Avenue died Thursday, September 26, 2002, at Palmyra Medical Centers.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with interment in Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.
Meadows Funeral Home
Peggy Pitts Cook
UNION SPRINGS, AL Peggy Pitts Cook, 66, a resident of Union Springs, AL, died Sunday, September 29, 2002, in Bullock County Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. (CDT) Wednesday from Union Springs Perpetual Care Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Lane officiating.
She is survived by one daughter, Peggy (Fred) Willis of Union Springs, AL; three sons, Terry L. Cook and his wife Cindy of Leesburg, GA, Michael Cook of Opelika, AL, and Danny Cook and his wife Marie of Dothan, AL; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Stella Stephens of Lenoir, NC; six brothers, Bob Pitts of Baltimore, MD, Jerry Pitts, Mack Pitts, Dean Pitts, David Pitts, Carl Pitts, all of Hickory, NC.
Visitation will be 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. today at Gray Funeral Home.
Gray Funeral Home
Union Springs, AL
Marcus C. Hunt Sr.
SYLVESTER Marcus C. Hunt Sr., 81, of 218 Dykes Drive, Sylvester, died Sunday, September 29, 2002, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Isabella Baptist Church with interment at 2 p.m. today in Andersonville National Cemetery. The Rev. Al Wilbourn will officiate.
A native of Reidsville, Mr. Hunt had lived in Worth County since 1991. He was a Navy veteran of WW II, having served on USS Augusta in Guadalcanal. He also served in Vietnam in 1967 in civil service in radar and electronics. He retired after 34 years from M.C.L.B. as a supervisor in electronics repair division. He was a Mason and D.A.V. He was a member of Isabella Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Nancy Perkins Hunt of Sylvester; three sons, Marcus C. Hunt Jr. (Delores) of Bridgeboro, Randy Hunt (Tamie) of Newton and Danny Hunt (Carolyn) of Sylvester; daughter, Kathy C. Stubbs (Terry) of Albany; brother, Adrian Hunt of Deland, Fla.; two sisters, Elizabeth Lane of Brunswick and Virginia Cannon of Crystal River, Fla.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John D. and Eva Flowers Hunt.
Banks Funeral Home
Sylvester (229) 776-2055
ALBANY Drucilla Lawrence, 81, of 209 Central Street died Saturday, September 21, 2002, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Charity Grove Baptist Church in Doles with interment in Red Oak Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Fields Funeral Home
Albany (229) 439-0802
Ralph Leroy Allen
COLQUITT Ralph Leroy Allen, 90, of Donalsonville died Saturday, September 28, 2002, at his residence.
The remains have been cremated.
Colquitt Funeral Home
Colquitt (229) 758-3571
John Wyatt Blackshear
SHELLMAN John Wyatt Blackshear, 50, of Shellman died Sunday, September 29, 2002, at his residence in Shellman.
The graveside funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. at East View Cemetery in Shellman. The Reverends Olin Johnson, Hal Lassiter and Jackie Williams will officiate.
Mr. Blackshear was born April 15, 1952, in Randolph County, son of John Willie Blackshear and Joann Mason Blackshear. He was a self employed millwright and a member of Shellman United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Merry Lynn Williamson Blackshear of Shellman; his parents, J.W. and Joann Blackshear of Shellman; a son, John Wyatt Blackshear II of Albany; three daughters, Marlene Blackshear of Spartenburg, S.C., Abby Lynn Blackshear and Rachel Blackshear of Shellman; a brother, Jim Blackshear of Shellman; two sisters, Mary Ann Roseholm of St. Simons and Tammy Merritt of Cuthbert.
Visitation will be today from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to VISTACARE Hospice, 850 Brookstone Center Parkway, Number 200, Columbus, GA 31904.
Curry Funeral Home
Shellman (229) 679-5336
Stasha Lea Bridwell
MOULTRIE Stasha Lea Bridwell, 26, of 172 Southern Trail, Moultrie, died Sunday, September 29, 2002, at John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cobb Funeral Chapel with interment in Cobb-Suncrest Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. today at Cobb Funeral Chapel.
The family may be contacted at the home of Patty Sellers Harris, 172 Southern Trail, Moultrie, GA 31768.
Cobb Funeral Chapel
Moultrie (229) 985-3704