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Georgia Obituary and Death Notice Collection - Coffee County - 32

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Date: Friday, 1 July 2011, at 12:36 a.m.

Judy Harris Smith

Mrs. Judy Harris Smith, 54, of Ambrose, Ga., passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2004, at home following a brief illness.

Mrs. Smith, a native of Itawamba County, Mississippi was born April 14, 1950, the daughter of Edna May Mayhall Harris and the late Monroe Collins Harris. She was a homemaker and owner/operator of Smith Service Station in Ambrose, Ga.

Survivors include: her husband, Jerry Wayne Smith of Ambrose, Ga., daughters, Vickie (Jerome Harrell) Railey, Rhonda (Johnny Winter) Rush and Gina Fowler and husband Derek of Ambrose, Ga., a son-in-law, Johnny Railey; her mother, Edna Harris of Alapaha, Ga., brothers, Mackie Dale Harris of Alapaha, Ga., and Billy Harris of Nashville, Ga., two sisters, Pamela Hale of Omega, Ga., and Barbara Griner of Ocilla, Ga., three grandchildren, Joshua Railey, Heather Railey, Hannah Railey and a special friend, Lurene Fussell of Ambrose, Ga. A brother, James Collins Harris preceded Mrs. Smith in death.

Funeral Services were held 2 p.m., Friday, December 3, 2004 at Sims Funeral Home in Douglas, Ga., with Rev. George Carroll Paulk officiating. Music was provided by Jimmy Weeks and Don Lott as they sang “Amazing Grace,” “I’ll Fly Away” and “Sounds Like Home To Me” with Lois Mills accompanying at the piano, playing soft music for the prelude and postlude. Interment followed in the Griffin Cemetery near Ambrose, Ga.

Active pallbearers were James Hope, Jerry Davis, Frank Veazey, Rob Smith, Danny Patton, Tim Capka, and Dan Paulk.

Honorary Pallbearers were Ricky and Pam Lott, Curtis and Geraldine Newell, James Ronald and Debbie Boggan, Willie and Marsha Clement, Sherrel and Linda Day, and Sherry Paulk.

Sims Funeral Home of Douglas, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements.

Thelma Tyson Fussell

Mrs. Thelma Tyson Fussell, 89, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2004.

Mrs. Tyson was born on May 4, 1915 in Douglas, Ga., the daughter of the late Sam and Mary Tyson. She became a dedicated member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1971 and served faithfully until her demise.

Survivors include: one daughter, Danitra Haliburton of Miami, Fla.; two grandchildren, DeAnda Brockington and husband LeCarlo of Broxton, Ga., and Cheryl Diane Goldman and husband Dorzaser of Eldton, MD; four great- grand-children, Jasmine R. Tims, Tiara Z. Tims, and Destiny M. Brockington all of Douglas, Ga., and Anthony DaShawn Andrews of Elkton, MD; one sister, Verna Robinson of Miami, Fla.; Mrs. Fussell was preceded in death by three sisters Violet T. Allen, Alice T. Samuel, and Madie Tyson Byrd.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 1, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Kingdom Hall in Douglas, Ga., with David Reese officiating. Interment followed in the Douglas City Cemetery in Douglas, Ga.

Active pallbearers were brothers of the Kingdom Hall.

Harrell’s Funeral Home of Douglas, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements.

Rev. Leon Mancil

Rev. Leon Mancil, 93, of Pearson, Ga., passed away Sunday, December 5, 2004 at Waycross Health and Rehab Center in Waycross, Ga., following an extended illness.

A native of Coffee County, Rev. Mancil was born September 13, 1911, the son of Henry Sr. and Mary Joiner Mancil. He was a retired Church of God of Prophecy minister and was also a retired carpenter, plumber and electrician. Rev. Mancil’s church membership was at the Pearson Church of God of Prophecy.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Margaret Capps of Waycross, Ga.; one brother, Noah Mancil of Broxton, Ga.; three grandsons, Steve Capps, Wayne Mancil and Joey Mancil; two great- grand-children, and several nieces and nephews also survive. Mr. Mancil was preceded in death by his wife, Estelle Moncrief Mancil, and two sons, Jerry Mancil and Gene Mancil and infant son, Jack Mancil.

Funeral services for Rev. Mancil were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 7, 2004, at the Pearson Church of God of Prophecy with Rev. Hardy Crosby, Rev. Roy D. Mixon, Rev. Leon Wakefield and Rev. Jim Spivey officiating. Special musical selections included “Where Angels Fear To Tread” and “My Redeemer” rendered by Allen Jewel, Jessie Wayne Jewell and Kristina Harper with taped accompaniment and “Redeemed” rendered by the congregation with Bill Musgrove accompanying at the piano. Interment followed in the Satilla Memorial Gardens with “Amazing Grace,” rendered at the graveside.

Serving as active pallbearers were Joey Mancil, Wayne Mancil, Steve Capps, Charles Mancil, Billy Mancil, and Noah Mancil, Jr.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were J.E. Benefield, Rev. Leonard Pittman, Ellie Morris, Herman Tucker, J.D. Harper, Rev. Chester Williams, Bobby Mancil, Bobby Lashley, Ronald Stone, and Men from the Pearson Church of God of Prophecy.

Relihan Funeral Home of Pearson, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements.

Emma Jane Crosby

Mrs. Emma Jane Crosby, 96, of Pearson, Ga., passed away Saturday, December 4, 2004 at Pierce County Nursing Home in Blackshear, Ga., following an extended illness.

A native of Ben Hill County, Mrs. Crosby was born March 13, 1908, the daughter of the late Jim and Sally Chaney Walsh. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pearson United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Tom Crosby, Jr., of Waycross, Ga., and Curtis Crosby and wife Margie of Pearson, Ga.; two daughters, Sonja Giddens and husband Revis, and Reba Kirkland all of Pearson, Ga.; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Mrs. Crosby was preceded in death by her husband Tom Crosby and a son Harvey Crosby.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 at the Pearson United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Swafford officiating. Special musical selections included “I’ll Meet You In The Morning” rendered by Bill Musgrove and Becky Musgrove with Brenda Moon accompanying at the piano and “Beulah Land” rendered by Bill Musgrove with Brenda Moon accompanying at the piano. Soft music for the prelude and postlude were provided by Brenda Moon, pianist. Interment followed in the Satilla Memorial Gardens.

Servicing as active pallbearers were Dane Crosby, Gary Crosby, Mark Crosby, Jerome Crosby, Wayne Hutchinson and McKay Youngblood.

Relihan Funeral Home of Pearson, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements.

Caroline Moody Street

Caroline Moody Street was born on November 25,1963 in Alma, Ga., to Robert J. and Lessie M. Moody. She graduated from Coffee High School in 1981. She married Leroy Street in 1997.

At an early age, Caroline joined Zion Chapel Church of Alma, Ga., under the leadership of The Late Rev. Early Linder. Later she joined St. James Church of God in Unity under the leadership of Elder Queen Henderson.

The memories we have of her will always be clear to our hearts. We should not mourn her passing. We should rejoice for our departed loved one has gone to a home more beautiful than any other we have ever known.

She leaves to cherish her memory: A loving husband, Leroy Street; her loving parents, Robert J. and Lessie Moody; one sister, Jenell Mitchell and husband Reggie; two loving brothers, Andy Moody and wife Selina and Jamie Moody and wife Karen all of Douglas, Ga.; a loving nephew, Daquan Reynolds; one stepdaughter, Lonnidra Sanders; aunts: Beatrice Smith and husband Donald of Alma, Ga., Annie Lee Holmes and Erma George and husband, Memphis, of Waycross, Ga.; Hester Joyce Sheppard and husband Willie Lee, Rhoda Eady and husband John Lee, Katie Moore, Linda Davis and husband Willie, Donna Carter, Minnie Carter, Florence Carter all of Douglas, Ga., and Louise Gaffney of Jacksonville, Fla.; uncles: Mack Carter and wife Minnie, Sr., Fernell Carter and wife May Bell, Nathaniel Carter and wife, Lula Mae; Curtis Carter, Sr., and wife Wanda; Eddie Wertz and wife Betty of Alma, Ga.; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and special friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 2004 at Young’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Douglas, Georgia with Elder Randolph Scott presiding and Elder Brenda Moore officiating. Interment followed at the Oak Grove Cemetery in West Green, Ga.

Active pallbearers were Wayne Vickers, Steve Carter, Sr., Mack Carter III, Randall Carter, Sr., R.T. McDonald, and Charles Carter.

Honorary pallbearers were John Holloman, Melvin Temple, Donteal Carter, Corey Davis, Sr., John Lee Eady and Rodriquez Carter.

McIver Funeral Home of Douglas, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements.

Roosevelt Reed

Mr. Roosevelt Reed, 64, of Douglas, Ga., passed away on November 27, 2004, at Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas, Ga., following an extended illness.

Mr. Roosevelt was born in Coffee County, Ga., to the late Mose Reed and Henrietta Reed on October 15, 1940.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving and devoted wife, Alma Reed of Douglas, Ga.; seven children: Sammy Reed and wife Patricia, of Douglas, Ga.; Dexter Reed and wife Regina, of Savannah, Ga.; Donetha Glover and husband Roger; Lester Reed and wife, Katrina; Barbara Simpson and husband, Shawn; Vergenia Reed and husband Will, and Sheconda Robinson Reed all of Douglas, Ga.; two brothers: Claude Reed and wife, Valarie, of Jacksonville, Georgia and James Reed of Kissimee, Florida; two sisters: Elizabeth Brinson and husband James of West Green, Ga.; sisters-in-law: Beatrice Holliman, Geraldine Pace and Geneva Reed all Broxton, Ga.; brothers-in-law: James Pace and Willie Reed. He was the grandfather of twenty grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Also a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mr. Reed had two brothers, Mozzell Reed and Willie Reed and one sister, Mary L. Crockett who preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held at noon on Thursday, December 2, 2004 at Pine Street Church of God, in Douglas, Ga., with Pastor Betty Johnson officiating. Interment followed at the Crawford Long Cemetery, Broxton, Ga.

Active pallbearers were Billy Reed, Bobby Armour, Angelo Blake, Elijah Crockett, Grady Crockett, and Terry Reed.

Honorary pallbearers were Sammy Reed Jr., Rodrick Glover, Travious Mizell, Scott Reed, Kedrick Reed, and Jessie Myers.

McIver Funeral Home of Douglas, Georgia was in charge of the arrangements.

Charlie Wooten

Mr. Charlie Wooten, age 35, of Broxton, Ga., passed away on Friday, November 12, 2004, at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton Georgia after an extended illness.

Mr. Wooten, a native of Irwin County, Ga. was born, November 26, 1968, the son of Thelma Hobby Wooten and the late Charlie Estelee Wooten.

Survivors include his mother, Thelma H. Wooten of Broxton, Ga., one sister, Ann Sweat of Nicholls Ga., four brothers, Jerome Wooten, Tom Wooten, and Will Wooten all of Broxton Ga., and Roy Wooten of Wake Forest, N.C. A brother, John Wooten preceded Mr. Wooten in death.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, November 15, 2004, at the Douglas Gospel Assembly near Broxton, Ga., with Rev. Roy Wooten and Rev. Allen Peacock officiating. Soloist, Terri Steptoe sang, “He Is Here” and “God Almighty.” Wanda Peacock, provided soft music for the prelude and postlude. Interment followed in the Douglas Gospel Assembly Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were James Bracewell, Ramon Peacock, Tim Vaughn, Royce Peacock, Quitman Wooten, and Jerry Wooten.

Sims Funeral Home of Douglas, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements.

Evon B. Davis

Mrs. Evon B. Davis, 52, of Pearson, Ga., passed away Thursday, November 18, 2004, at Holly Hill Nursing Home in Valdosta, Ga., following an extended illness.

A native of Atkinson County, Ga., Mrs. Davis was born July 10, 1952, the daughter of Garland and Ruby Bowen Burch. She was a homemaker and attended Pearson Church of God of Prophecy.

Survivors include: her husband, Jimmy Davis of Pearson, Ga.; one son, Derrell Davis and wife, Tasha, of Pearson, Ga.; one daughter, Jenny Brigmond and husband, Russell, of Douglas, Ga.; one brother, Ronald Gene Burch and wife, Tessie, of Pearson, Ga.; two sisters, Reba Batten and husband, Ealie, and Marie Bennett and husband, Jasper, all of Pearson, Ga.; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by one son, Tony Davis.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 21, 2004, at the Church of God of Prophecy in Pearson, Ga., with Rev. Hardy Crosby, Rev. Charles Brown and Rev. Elaine Keene officiating. Special musical selections included “This Road That I Travel,” rendered by Rev. Steven Keene and Regina Stone, with Rev. Steven Keen accompanying at the piano. “Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold This Body” was rendered by Allen Jewell, accompanied by tape. Granddaughter Jessica Brigmond rendered by tape “Just Find Jesus,” and the congregation sang “Amazing Grace,” with Rev. Steven Keene accompanying at the piano. Soft music was provided by Rev. Steven Keene, pianist for the prelude and postlude. Interment followed in Sunnyside Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Stan Beasley, Van Beasley, Jason Brown, David Oglesby, Glynn Burch and Kevin Batten.

Relihan Funeral Home of Pearson, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements.

Bobbie Jean Smith

Ms. Bobbie Jean Smith, 46, of Axson, Ga., passed away Friday, November 19, 2004, at the home of her daughter in Hazlehurst, Ga., following an extended illness.

A native of Clinch County, Ga., Ms. Smith was born December 31, 1957, the daughter of Mitchell (Buddy) and Madeline Braswell Adams. She previously worked at Cady Industries as an inspector and was a member of Indian Mound Baptist Church.

Survivors include: her daughter, Sylvia Josey and husband, Ricky, of Hazlehurst, Ga.; her parents, Mitchell (Buddy) and Madeline Adams of Axson, Ga.; four brothers, Preston Adams of Pearson, Ga., John Adams of Mathews, Ga., Clarence (Bo) Adams of Cogdell, Ga., and Jimmy Adams and wife, Kittie, of Axson, Ga.; five sisters, Madie Rivers and husband, Ricky, of Pearson, Ga., Pamella Garrett and husband, James, Mary Luke and husband, Keith, all of Axson, Ga., Barbara Metts and husband Mike of Mora, Ga., and Bonnie Sue Adams of Cogdell, Ga.; four grandchildren, Justin Josey, Madeline Josey, Zachary Josey and Candace Josey; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for were held at 4 p.m., Sunday, November 21, 2004, at Indian Mound Baptist Church with Rev. Clayton Davis and Rev. Edgar Musgrove officiating. Special musical selections included “Precious Memories” and “Amazing Grace,” rendered by Candace Thrift, Terry Palmer and Regina Delk, accompanied by Betty Davis at the piano, and “Go Rest High On That Mountain,” rendered by Terry Palmer, accompanied by tape. Soft music for the prelude and postlude was provided by Betty Davis, pianist. Interment followed in Indian Mound Cemetery with Madie Rivers singing “God On The Mountain” at the gravesite.

Active pallbearers were Ricky Braswell, Randy Braswell, D.J. Gurley, Ron Touchton, T.J. Bagley and Lushin Braswell.

Honorary pallbearers were Jeremy Garrett, David Oliver, Bengi Adams, Juanita Scott and Allen Brown.

Relihan Funeral Home of Pearson, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry Lee Taylor

Mr. Jerry Lee Taylor, 54, of Douglas, Ga, passed away on Sunday,November 14, 2004 at his home after an extended illness. Mr. Taylor, a native of Bacon County, Ga., was born July 25, 1950, the son of the late Johnnie Lee and Wilma Durrance Taylor.

Mr. Taylor was a construction supervisor and a member of Morningside Baptist Church.

Survivors: his wife, Janice Watson Taylor of Douglas, Ga.; one son, Jerry Michael and wife, Michelle Taylor of Douglas, Ga.; Jana Nicole and husband, Joe Merritt of Douglas, Ga.; two sisters, Mary Miller of Douglas, Ga., and Carolyn Conger of Willacoochee, Ga; brother, Albert Taylor of Woodbine of Ga; one granddaughter, Jayden Merritt of Douglas, Ga.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at Morningside Baptist Church near Douglas, Ga., with Rev. Ken Trapnell, and Rev. Joe Thigpen officiating. Special music was provided by Morningside Church Choir who sang, “Lean On Me” with Kathy Whiddon accompanying at the piano and Janice Wolters, director. Soloist Liz Thrift sang “Serenaded By Angels.”

Graveside services with Rev. Mark Gibbs officiating and Internment followed in the Lone Hill Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were: Lamar Drew, Fred Douglas, Greg Bull, Carl Wolters, David Brinkley and Carl (Babe) Barnett.

Honorary pallbearers were: employees of Charles Lewis Construction Company.

Sims Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

David L. Melton

Mr. David L. Melton, 72, of Douglas, Ga., passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas, Ga., following an extended illness.

A native of Washington D.C., Mr. Melton was born May 13, 1932, the son of Grace Maude Melton. He was a retired meat cutter and a member of Faith Mission Assembly of God Church. Mr. Melton was also a member of American Legion Post 18 and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include: his wife: Joyce Edmonds Melton of Douglas, Ga.; five daughters, Debra Ball and husband, Wayne of Falmouth, Va., Cindy Fowler and husband, Richard, of Ladysmith, Va., Pam Chambers and husband, Charlie of Orange, Va., Cheryl Volz and husband, David of Leedstown, Va., Michelle Boutchyard of Ladysmith, Va.; 10 grandchildren; one step-grandchild, Dana Young of Douglas, Ga.; three step-hrandchildren and five great- grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m,. Friday, November 19, 2004 at Faith Mission Assembly of God Church with Rev. Elaine Keene and Rev. Steven Keene officiating. Special musical selections included “Go Rest High On That Mountain” rendered by Kevin Batten, accompanied by tape, “I Can’t Even Walk Without You Holding My Hand” rendered by The Praise and Worship Team accompanied by Betty Jo Brigmond at the piano and “Come on Home” rendered by Betty Jo Brigmond and Mary Jordan with Betty Jo Brigmond accompanying at the piano. Soft music for the Prelude and Postlude was provided by Betty Jo Brigmond, pianist. Interment followed in Satilla Memorial Gardens with Military Honors conducted at the gravesite by an Honor Guard Contingent from Ft. Stewart Ga.

Active pallbearers were: Ronald Rhymes, Randall Rhymes, Jimmy Jordan, Ronnie Moore, David Oglesby and Brian Beard.

Relihan Funeral Home of Pearson, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements.

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