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Georgia Obituary and Death Notice Collection - Thomas County - 11

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Date: Saturday, 9 July 2011, at 5:43 p.m.

James C. Johnson

Services for James C. Johnson, 70, 500 Junius St., Thomasville are at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at Springhill M.B. Church, Hall Road, Thomasville. The Rev. Charlie Dunbar III of Day Spring M. B. Church, Valdosta will officiate, church pastor is the Rev. Kenneth L. Boyd Sr. and interment is in Springhill M. B. Church Cemetery. Mr. Johnson was born April 17, 1937, son of the late Mary Shiloh. He was a master carpenter, designing and creating his own style and touch to every job he encountered. Not only was Mr. Johnson unique, he was stylish, loving, gentle, funny, and well -spoken of by everyone he met. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Wilson of Thomasville; sons, J.W. Williams (Ann) of Camilla, Myron Wilson of Monticello, Fla., Darrell Johnson of Statesboro; daughters, Lynn Jones (Jimmy) of Norfolk, Va., Debra Jackson (Joe) of Camilla, Susan Dyson (Gregory) of Leesburg, Mary Johnson, Yvette Wilson both of Camilla, Nicara Mitchell of Thomasville; brothers, Jasper Sweat of Miami, Fla., Robert Johnson, Henderson Johnson, Roosevelt Johnson all of Camilla; sister, Susie Mae Johnson of Camilla; Assie Young of New Jersey; 24 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. The family will assemble at 10 a.m., Saturday at 500 Junius St. for the procession. The viewing is from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m., today at the funeral home. — Hadley's Funeral Home

Johnny Bruce Gore Jr

Graveside services for Johnny Bruce Gore Jr., 41, of Toccoa are at 2 p.m., Nov. 24, 2007, at Evergreen Baptist Church in Boston. The Rev. Ken Driggers will officiate. Mr. Gore died Aug. 24. Born April 15, 1966, in Thomasville he was the son of the late Peggy L. Gore. Survivors include two sons, Jacob Gore, Justyn Gore; a daughter, Katie Gore; his father, Johnny B. Gore; and two brothers, Tony Gore and Ricky Gore. — Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home

Gladys Pauline Hardwick Swindle

Services for Gladys Pauline Hardwick Swindle, Ochlocknee, are at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at Ochlocknee United Methodist Church. The Rev. Charles Puryear will officiate and interment is in Ochlocknee City Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Ronnie Herring, Michael Herring, Stewart Harrison, John Dupree, Alvin Green and Fred Cooper. Mrs. Swindle died Monday, Nov. 19 at Camellia Gardens of Life Care. Born Oct. 5, 1913, in Houston Miss., she was a daughter of the late Gordon Hardwick and Alma Wilbanks Hardwick. In 1939, in Mississippi, she married James Herman Swindle who preceded her in death in 1984. She wa a graduate of Valdosta State College and wrote letters to the editor for many years to the Thomasville Times-Enterprise. She was a retired school teacher having taught more than 40 years in several places. She was a volunteer teacher for adult literacy in Mississippi and very active in Habitat for Humanity. She was a member of Ochlocknee United Methodist Church where she taught in the adult, children and youth Sunday school department and was a member of the adult choir for many years. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Wanda Gail Swindle Ricks and J.D. Ricks Jr. of Ochlocknee; two granddaughters, Katrina Ricks Brock (James Richard), Michelle Ricks Green (Alvin); a grandson, James Douglas Ricks III (Rozane) of Ochlocknee; great-grandchildren, Niki Smith, Bo Wainright, Whitney Wainright, Devon Green, Hannah Smith; great-great-grandchildren, Avigail Wainright and Ty Smith. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., today at the funeral home. — Whiddon-Shiver Funeral Home

Bobby Lynn Massey

Graveside services for Bobby Lynn Massey, 48, of Marianna, Fla., are at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at Riverside Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Creamer officiating. Mr. Massey died Saturday, Nov. 17 at Jackson Hospital. Born in Pompano Beach, Fla., he had resided in Jackson County for many years and was employed with Tyus Painting. Survivors include his three daughters, Ashlie, Breanna and Samantha Massey; his parents, Bobby Joe and Sylvia Marlow Massey all of Marianna; two sisters, Tammy Tyus and husband Bill of Grand Ridge, Fla., Betty Alday and husband Royce of Marianna; his fiance' Rhonda Alday of Marianna; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m., until the funeral hour today at the cemetery. — James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel

James Henry “Nias” Hopkins

Services for James Henry “Nias” Hopkins, 61, 334 Hunters Place, Thomasville, are at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at Willow Head Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. E.H. Hopkins of Mother Easter Missionary Baptist Church of Moultrie officiating. Interment is at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers are the Magnolia High School Class of 1966, Greensouth co-workers and deacons of Springhill Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Hopkins had lived in Thomasville for 54 years, having moved here from Tacoma, Wash. A Thomasville native, Mr. Hopkins was born March 18, 1946, a son of the late Lula Mae Beard (George) and Rev. Dr. John Hopkins (Bernita). He was married to the former Albertha Holmes Rainey. Mr. Hopkins was a member of Springhill Missionary Baptist Church in Thomasville. He attended Magnolia High School and graduated from Stadium High school in Tacoma. He is survived by his wife, Albertha Rainey Hopkins, Thomasville; father, Rev. Dr. John Hopkins (Bernita), Tacoma; daughters, Tricia Jones (Odis), Dense Rainey (Anthony Bean), both of Thomasville; brothers, Cleveland Paris (Shirley), Sikeston, Mo., George Beard Jr., Stone Mountain, Michael Hopkins, Tacoma, Brian Hopkins (Shannon), Tacoma; sisters, Mattie Allen (Jeremiah), Moultrie, Nancy Dean Nash (Johnny), Thomasville, Clara Dunbar (Joseph), Thomasville, Lula Rene Simons (Albert), Anderson, S.C., Ella Patricia Wyche (Joe), Thomasville; granddaughter, Dominique S. Rainey, Thomasville, grandson, DeMarcus Jones, Thomasville, granddaughter, DeNysha Battle, Thomasville, grandson, Arthur Battle Jr., Thomasville, granddaughter, Trinity C. Bean, Thomasville, great-granddaughter, D’Mya Jones, Thomasville; uncles, Elijah Gardner, Ohio, Ananias Hopkins Jr. (Rosetta), Thomasville, Benjamin Hopkins, Thomasville, Rev. E.H. Hopkins, Thomasville; aunts, Frances Taylor, Jacksonville, Fla., Katherine Maybanks, Muskegon, Mich., Arleatha Dunbar, Thomasville; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. The family will assemble at noon Monday at 1203 Crowley Road, home of Rev. E.H. Hopkins, for the funeral procession. — Hadley’s Funeral Home

Jerry Alton Pilkinton

Services for Jerry Alton Pilkinton, 71, of Leesburg, are at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, at Liberty Primitive Baptist Church in Smithville. Elder Larry White and Elder Spencer Fussell will officiate and interment is in the church cemetery. Mr. Pilkinton died Sunday, Nov. 4 at Flint River Community Hospital. A native of Thomas County, he had resided in Leesburg for the past 30 years moving from Albany. He had served in the National Guard, was a soil scientist retiring from the United States Department of Agriculture and a member of Liberty Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Rosa Lee (Lelo) Pilkinton of Leesburg; a son, Jay Pilkinton of Albany; two daughters, Penny Pilkinton of Woodstock, Lori Pilkinton of Albany; his mother, Esther Nesmith of Coolidge; and a sister, Faye Chapman of Stockbridge. — Mathews Funeral Home

Hattie Dean Bertschy

Services for Hattie Dean Bertschy, 73, of Thomasville are at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at Gatlin Creek Baptist Church. The Rev. Steven O’Neal, the Rev. Mitch Clements and the Rev. Dr. Don Prevatt will officiate and interment is in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Bertschy died Nov. 5 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in Tallahassee, Fla. Born Jan. 6, 1934, in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Willie Mae Smith Gunter. She was married for 56 years to Elmer Ernest Bertschy who survives. Mrs. Bertschy worked for the Thomas County School System in the accounting department. Other survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Ernest Trammell of Dixie; son and daughter-in-law, Michael Lee and Lawanda Bertschy of Thomasville; daughter and son-in-law, Dixie Bertschy-Lord and Les Lord of Havana, Fla.; sister, Dorothy Walker of Thomasville; sister and brother-in-law, Rebecca and R.V. Roberds of Thomasville; grandchildren, Jessica Dean and Dan Lowry, Missy and Greg Farless, Amy and Judd Shurley, Randy and Destiny Trammell, Garrett and Jenny Bertschy, Christopher O’Neal and Aubrey Golden, Jonah O’Neal, Sara O’Neal, Chenoa Lord, Bailey Shurley, Pearcetin Trammell; great-grandchildren, Justin O’Neal, Taylor Bertschy, Emma O’Neal; and many nieces and nephews. A son, Elmer Martin Bertschy preceded her in death. Donations may be made to Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology, 116 Mimosa Drive, Thomasville, Ga. 31792. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel. — Allen & Allen Funeral Home

Mary Frances Price

Graveside services for Mary Frances Price, 65, Quitman, are at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, in Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Arnold Hodum officiating. Miss Price died Sunday, Nov. 4 at Archbold Memorial Hospital. Born in Statesboro, she was the daughter of Willie Eugene and Endia Perkins Price. She was a retired school teacher for the Brooks County School system where she taught for 42 years and member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Dolly (Albert) Herndon of Valdosta, Linda P. Oliveto of Quitman; three brothers, Kenneth E. (Annette) Price of Dixie, George Billy (Glenda) Price of Thomasville, W. Dewey Price of Stone Mountain; and a cousin, Gene Price of Thomasville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., today at the funeral home. — Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home

Mary Frances Price

Graveside services for Mary Frances Price, 65, Quitman, are at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, in Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Arnold Hodum officiating. Miss Price died Sunday, Nov. 4 at Archbold Memorial Hospital. Born in Statesboro, she was the daughter of Willie Eugene and Endia Perkins Price. She was a retired school teacher for the Brooks County School system where she taught for 42 years and member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Dolly (Albert) Herndon of Valdosta, Linda P. Oliveto of Quitman; three brothers, Kenneth E. (Annette) Price of Dixie, George Billy (Glenda) Price of Thomasville, W. Dewey Price of Stone Mountain; and a cousin, Gene Price of Thomasville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., today at the funeral home. — Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home

Dorothy Greene Croft

Dorothy Greene Croft, 75, 1416 10th St. S.W., died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at Woodlands Living Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at Trinity Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Michael Helms officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers are Heath Herndon, Cory Croft, Bryan Croft, Ryan Siddell, Weston Amerson and Kevin Hogencamp. Born Nov. 7. 1931, in Colquitt County, she was the daughter of the late Edward Greene and Della Floyd Greene Hatchett. She was a retired quality control inspector with Warner’s in Thomasville, and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mason L. Croft. Survivors include two sons, Roger Croft and Joy Galladay of Berlin and Michael Croft and wife Theresa of Wewahitchka, Fla.; a daughter, Angie Herndon and husband Jerry of Moultrie; two sisters, Betty Scheff and husband Larry of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Mary Laverne Lee and husband Mickie of Brunswick, Ga.; ten grandchildren, Bryan Croft, Cory Croft, Amanda Siddell, Suzanne Hogencamp, Emily Croft, Weston Amerson, Olivia Taylor, Michael Amerson, Leigh Ann Herndon and Heath Herndon; thirteen great-grandchildren, Bryan Croft Jr., Kayla Croft, Cade Croft, Courtlin Croft, Sydney Siddell, Morgan Siddell, Garrett Hogencamp, Abbey Hogencamp, Michael Amerson III, Paige Amerson, Nathan Taylor, Logan Taylor and Addison Amerson. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. today at Cobb Funeral Chapel and may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Herndon, 202 Gardenia Drive. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2362, Moultrie GA 31776, or Trinity Baptist Church, 201 12th Ave. S.E., Moultrie GA 31768. — Cobb Funeral Chapel

Bennett Elvin

Services for Bennett Elvin Warren, 88, of Coolidge, are at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at Cobb Funeral Chapel in Moultrie. The Rev. Mike Keown, the Rev. Harold Pullen and Mr. Warren's grandchildren and great-grandchildren will officiate and interment follows in Big Ochlocknee Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Tommy Warren, Daniel Warren, Ferrell Warren, Bobby Warren, Randy Buckner, Jimmy Buckner and Ben Taylor Jr. Mr. Warren died Oct. 31. Born Jan. 7, 1919, in Wilcox County, he was the son of the late James Alec and Mattie Stewart Warren. He spent his life farming and was known for his master gardening skills. His family and friends also thought he should have been famous for his delicious barbecued rotisserie chickens that he loved to cook. Mr. Warren was an active member and deacon of Coolidge Memorial Baptist Church, where he also served as Sunday School secretary for many years. Survivors include his wife, Susie Taylor Warren of Coolidge; a daughter, Dorothy West and husband Aaron of Coolidge; a son, Billy Warren of Madison, Fla.; three grandchildren, Lisa Carr and husband Gregg, Michael Suber and wife Alanna all of Coolidge, Kim Whigham and husband Alan of Madison, Fla.; seven great grandchildren, with whom he loved to spend time with, Lauren and Logan Baker, Natalie, Jessica and Kaitlyn Suber, all of Coolidge and Ben Taylor and Johnathan Whigham of Madison. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Calvin Warren, James Warren, John Lee Warren, Marvin Warren and William Warren and two sisters, Lucille Warren and Corrine Warren. Memorial contributions be made to Colquitt Regional Hospice, P.O. Box 40, Moultrie, Ga. 31776. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., today at the funeral home at, and may be contacted at other times at the residence, 4578 Beeline Rd., Coolidge. — Cobb Funeral Chapel

Lucille Nellie

Services for Lucille Nellie Gainous Slappey, 95, of Ochlocknee are at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at Parkway Church of God. The Rev. Richard Dodson will officiate and interment is in Ochlocknee City Cemetery. Mrs. Slappey died Oct. 31 at her residence. Born July 31, 1912, in Grady County, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Julie Mae Griffin Gainous. In December of 1928, she married James Odell Slappey, who preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 1981. She was a homemaker and a member of Ochlocknee Church of God. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Jack Odell and Jean Slappey of Quincy, Fla., James Ervin and Gertrude Slappey of Ochlocknee; daughters and sons-in-law, Martha Jean and Shafter Lamar Johnson of Chipley, Fla., Stella Frances and Richard Neely Pritchard of McKees Rock, Penn.; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., today at the funeral home. — Allen & Allen Funeral Home

Rose Pugh Howe

Services for Rose Pugh Howe, 79, of Tallahassee, Fla., are at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home in Tallahassee. Interment follows in Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Mrs. Howe died Oct. 31 in Tallahassee. Born April 28, 1928, in Thomasville, she was a daughter of the late Oscar Lloyd Pugh and Lucille Upchurch Pugh. She was a retired banker and active member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Wesley Fellowship Sunday school class and United Methodist Women. Survivors include her husband, Bobby L. Howe; a son, Richard D. Howe and his wife, Karen and her daughter, Christine Trifiro all of Tallahassee; two grandsons, Robert A. Howe, Lawson R. Howe both of Tennessee; and a sister, Nancy Pugh of Thomasville. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert L. Howe. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1086, Tallahassee, Fla. 32302. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. — Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home, Tallahassee, Fla.

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