Our Obituaries

Mary Culpepper

November 30, 1921 - December 16, 2014

Mrs. Mary "Lizzie"(Cooter) Powell Culpepper, 93, of Sylvester died Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Pruitt Health Care. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 19, 2014 at the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. John Powell will officiate. Mrs. Culpepper was born on November 30, 1921 in Worth County, GA to the late Harxey P. and Mary Bowen Powell. She had lived all of her life...
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Ernest T. Brooks

March 8, 1934 - December 16, 2014

Mr. Ernest T. Brooks, 80, of Doerun died Tuesday December 16, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday December 19, 2014 at Bethany Primitive Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Mr. Brooks was born in Worth County on March 8, 1934 to the late John Thomas and Ila Ilene Hancock Brooks. Mr. Brooks had lived in...
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Claude F. "Bill" Fleming

June 24, 1944 - December 14, 2014

Mr. Claude F. "Bill" Fleming, 70, of Sylvester, died Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Willson Hospice House. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Albany with interment to follow in the Evergreen Church Cemetery. The Rev. Jay Weldon will officiate. Mr. Fleming was born in Greer, SC on June 28, 1944 to the late Claude Blease...
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Marie Weaver Odom

June 17, 1936 - December 12, 2014

Mrs. Marie Weaver Odom, 78, of Sylvester died Friday December 12, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday December 15, 2014 at Acorn Pond Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Odom-Story Cemetery. The Rev. Glen Hobby will officiate. Mrs. Odom was born on June 17, 1937 to the late Joseph Robert and Essie Jane Anderson Weaver. She...
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Frederick Milton "Fred" Long

December 8, 2014

Mr. Frederick Milton "Fred" Long, 88, of Pearl, Mississippi and formerly of Sylvester, died Monday, December 8, 2014 after a lengthy illness. A Graveside Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Rev. Mike Davis will officiate. Mr. Long was a World War II veteran who served in the Pacific theater. He had lived in Sylvester for many...
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Gerald Wayne Hooks

November 10, 2014

Gerald Wayne Hooks, 76, peacefully passed away the morning of Monday, November 10, 2014 at his residence. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the Kimball United Methodist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Robert Webb will officiate. Mr. Hooks was born in Anderson City/Worth County on April 1, 1938 to the late Rock and Gladys Massey Hooks. He grew...
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James D. "Mac" McDowell

June 28, 1960 - November 9, 2014

Mr. James D. "Mac" McDowell, II, 54, of Sylvester, died Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Phoebe Worth Hospital. The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with a private interment to follow with Masonic Rites. The Rev. Tim Mathews will officiate. Mr. McDowell was born on June 28, 1960 in Columbus, GA to James Dewey and Billie Keith...
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Leonard Lashley

May 12, 1975 - November 9, 2014

Mr. Leonard Lashley, 39, of Sylvester died Sunday, November 9, 2014 at his residence. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Mike Carter will officiate. Mr. Lashley was born on May, 12, 1975 to the late Leon and Mary Annie Oates Lashley. He had lived in Worth County all his life. Survivors...
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Steve Albert Stafford, Jr.

September 2, 1949 - November 7, 2014

Mr. Steve Albert Stafford, Jr., 65, of Saint Petersburg, FL died Friday, November 7, 2014 at the VA Bay Pines Healthcare Hospital. Mr. Stafford will be cremated and a Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 28, 2014 at the VA Center in Clearwater, FL. Banks Funeral Home of Sylvester is in charge of local arrangements.
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Marvin E. Davis

September 23, 1934 - November 7, 2014

Mr. Marvin E. Davis, 80, of Baconton and formerly of Sylvester, died Friday, November 7, 2014 at Phoebe North Hospital. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 10, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home with interment following in the Isabella Church Cemetery. The Revs. Jerry Cooper, David Wolfe, and Jason Jones will officiate. Mr. Davis was born in Baker County on September 23,...
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Roy Lee Jordan

October 26, 1938 - November 3, 2014

Mr. Roy Lee Jordan, 76, of Sumner died Monday, November 3, 2014 at Pruitt Healthcare of Sylvester. Mr. Jordan will be cremated and no services are planned at this time. Mr. Jordan was born in Lima, Ohio on October 26, 1938 to the late Orville Voucher Jordan and Margaret Elizabeth Smith. He was the former owner and operator of Florida Molds Inc. Mr. Jordan is survived by his son, Randall R...
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Geraldine Williams Jones

March 1, 1940 - November 2, 2014

Mrs. Geraldine Williams Jones, 74, of Sylvester died Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Phoebe North Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Banks Funeral Chapel with interment to follow in the Poulan Cemetery. The Rev. Mylan Brookins will officiate. Mrs. Jones was born in Worth County on March 1, 1940 to the late Romie Alfred and Mabel Lillian Hardage...
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Louise Jones Thompson

May 3, 1933 - October 28, 2014

Mrs. Louise Jones Thompson, 81, of Ty Ty died Tuesday October 28, 2014 at Agape Health and Rehabilitation in Moultrie. The funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM on Friday October 31, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Wright's Chapel Cemetery. The Rev. Gene Huggins will officiate. Mrs. Thompson was born on May 3, 1933 in Whigham, GA to the late Zora and Olivia...
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Ella Madge Marshall Marchant

December 17, 1925 - October 18, 2014

Mrs. Ella Madge Marshall Marchant, 88, of Ty Ty, died Saturday October 18, 2014 at her daughter's residence. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday October 21, 2014 at Banks Funeral Chapel with interment to follow in the Pine Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Jim Duggan will officiate. Mrs. Marchant was born in Turner County on December 17, 1925 to Clyde Matson and...
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Malcom "Mack" Sadler

June 21, 1920 - October 16, 2014

The earthly life of Colonel U.S. Army (Ret.) Malcom Sadler, 94, ended October 16, 2014 at Chatuge Nursing Home in Hiawassee, GA where he had been a resident for 2 years. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, October 20, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Sylvester with interment following in Hillcrest Cemetery with full military honors. Dr. Ben Bush will officiate. ...
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Brian Willis

October 13, 1960 - October 13, 2014

Mr. Brian Willis, 54, of Albany died Monday, October 13, 2014 at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday October 17, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Mike Davis will officiate. Mr. Willis was born in Tifton on October 13, 1960 to the late Max Clayton and Mary Virginia Davis Willis. He had lived in Worth County most of his life moving to...
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August "Gus" Eugene Acantilado

May 29, 1932 - October 11, 2014

Mr. August "Gus" Acantilado, 82, of Albany died Saturday, October 11, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Mr. Acantilado was born on May, 29, 1932 in Honokaa, Hawaii to the late Augustine and Rose Marie Importe Acantilado. He had lived in Albany since September 2013 having moved there from Richmond, OH. Mr. Acantilado was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Mireille...
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John O. Leiter

April 8, 1924 - October 10, 2014

Mr. John O. Leiter, 90, of Bridgeboro, died Friday, October 10, 2014 at his residence. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 13, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Doerun with interment following in the Liberty Hill Church Cemetery. The Rev. David Benton will officiate. Mr. Leiter was born in Louisville, Ohio on April 8, 1924 to the late John Edgar and Adda Carmen...
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Angie Riner-Hoover

January 28, 1941 - October 9, 2014

Ms. Angie Riner-Hoover, 73, of Sylvester died Thursday, October 9, 2014 at her residence. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Cooper will officiate. Mrs. Hoover was born in Hamilton, Ohio on January 28, 1941, to the late George and Thelma Clayton Riner. She...
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Jamie Lee Walker

May 5, 1987 - October 4, 2014

Mr. Jamie Lee Walker, 27, of Mitchell County died Saturday, October 4, 2014 in Sumner. The family will receive friends on Monday, October 6, 2014 from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Banks Funeral Home. Mr. Walker was born in Dougherty County on May 5, 1987 and had lived most of his life in Mitchell County. His passion was music and he played with several bands including The Giving...
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Cecil Lanier Vaughn

March 23, 1926 - September 28, 2014

Mr. Cecil L. Vaughn, 88, of Cordele died Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. The Rev. Danny Kimbrel will officiate. Mr. Vaughn was born in Colquitt County on March 23, 1926 to the late John William and Mattie Brooks Vaughn. He was a WWII veteran having served in...
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William E. "Bill" Whitney

June 15, 1940 - September 27, 2014

Mr. William E. "Bill" Whitney, 74, of Albany snuck out of here while no one was looking on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Willson Hospice House in Albany. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home. The Rev. Bryan Haynes and Mr. Herbert Gladin will officiate. Mr. Whitney was born on June 15, 1940 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island to the late...
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M. Dillard Rosser

January 13, 1926 - September 25, 2014

Mr. M. Dillard Rosser passed away on September 25, 2014 at the age of 88. He was born in Hapeville, GA and moved to Orlando in 1962. He was a long time member of First United Methodist Church of Winter Park, FL as a choir member and served on many committees of the church, including Habitat for Humanity. Until retirement in 1987, he was a regional supervisor with Texaco Oil Co. He is survived...
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Bobby Junior McDonald

June 30, 1931 - September 22, 2014

Mr. Bobby Junior McDonald, 83, of Sylvester died Monday, September 22, 2014 at Pruitt Healthcare in Sylvester. The graveside service will held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Providence Cemetery. Rev. Jerry Cooper will officiate. Mr. McDonald was born in Worth County on June 30, 1931 to the late Bob Washington and Lena Davis McDonald. He had lived in Worth and Dougherty...
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Marion Gunter Hendricks

April 23, 1927 - September 21, 2014

Mrs. Marion Gunter Hendricks, 87, of Sylvester died Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Pine Shadows Too Nursing Home. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Dr. Tom Jacobs will officiate. Mrs. Hendricks was born on April 23, 1927 in Gordy to the late Simpson Marion and Nellie...
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Gilbert J. P. Farris, Jr.

April 1, 1946 - September 19, 2014

Mr. Gilbert J. P. Farris, Jr., 68, of Poulan died Friday September 19, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Farris was born on April 1, 1946 in Sparta, TN., to the late Gilbert J. P. Farris, Sr. and Rosetta Davis Farris. He had lived in Poulan for the past 32 years and had served in the United States Army. Mr. Farris was formerly employed with Watkins Construction Company as a Millwright worker. He was a...
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Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Arja Smailes

March 15, 1918 - September 13, 2014

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Arja Smailes, 96, of Sylvester, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014 at his home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Evergreen Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Church Cemetery with full Military Honors. The Rev. Kevin Johnson, Rev. Todd Brooks, Mr. Tom Smailes and Mr. Joe Smailes will...
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Minnie L. McElroy Cox

May 27, 1941 - September 12, 2014

Mrs. Minnie L. McElroy Cox, 73, of Americus died Friday, September 12, 2014 at her daughter's residence. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Pine Hill Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Church Cemetery. Rev. Donnie Wright will officiate. Mrs. Cox was born on May 27, 1941 in Ty Ty to the late Edgar Vernon and Mary Ellen McEntyre McElroy. Mrs...
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Shirley Apperson Foster

November 12, 1943 - September 11, 2014

Mrs. Shirley Apperson Foster, 70, of Albany died Thursday September 11, 2014 at her residence. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 15, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Rev. Jeff Barker will officiate. Mrs. Foster was born on November 12, 1943 in Sylvester to the late Elzie Vanburen and Julia Maude McDonald...
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Linda Gail Ugalde

September 22, 1946 - September 2, 2014

Mrs. Linda Gail Ugalde, 67, of Sylvester died Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at her residence. The graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 6, 2014 in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Mrs. Ugalde was born on September 22, 1946 in Albany to the late Verlin Cartha and Rachel Geraldine Smith Miller. She moved to Sylvester in 2003 after living in Albany for most of her life. She...
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Stanley Slappey

January 22, 1956 - September 1, 2014

Mr. Stanley Slappey, 58, of Sumner died Monday, September 1, 2014 at Tift Regional Medical Center. The graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Pine Forest Church Cemetery. Rev. Larry Layfield and Rev. Roy Carroll will officiate. Mr. Slappey was born on January 22, 1956 in Sylvester to the late Millard Shelton and Inez Davis Slappey. He lived in Worth...
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Ethel Lynch Hawthorne

January 9, 1930 - September 1, 2014

Mrs. Ethel Lynch Hawthorne, 84, of Warner Robins died Monday, September 1, 2014 at Embracing Hospice Facility in Snellville, GA. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church with interment in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Father Reins will officiate. Mrs. Hawthorne was born on January 9, 1930 in Albany to the late James...
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Elaine Ogletree Eure

February 24, 1940 - August 31, 2014

Mrs. Elaine Ogletree Eure, 74, of Doerun died Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the Willson Hospice House in Albany. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday September 3, 2014 at the Pine Forest Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Church Cemetery. The Rev. Roy Carrol and Rev. Grady Morey will officiate. Mrs. Eure was born on February 24, 1940 in Camilla to the late Troy...
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Donna Sparks Little

August 22, 1962 - August 30, 2014

Mrs. Donna Sparks Little, 52, of Sumner died Saturday, August 30, 2014 at her residence. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the Sumner Cemetery. The Rev. Jason Jones will officiate. Mrs. Little was born in Wabash, Indiana on August 22, 1962 to the late John Arden and Wynelle Latham Sparks. She had lived in Sumner for the past 42 years. Mrs. Little...
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Barbara Ann Phelts

November 7, 1939 - August 29, 2014

Mrs. Barbara Ann Holmes Phelts, 74, of Sylvester died on Friday, August 29, 2014 at Dorminy Medical Center in Fitzgerald. At her request, Mrs. Phelts was cremated. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM at Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mike Davis and Rev. John David Boggess will officiate. Mrs. Phelts was born in Fulton County on November...
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Donald L. Hutto, Sr.

September 22, 1945 - August 29, 2014

Mr. Donald L. Hutto, Sr., 68, of Doerun, died Friday August 29, 2014 at his residence. The funeral service will held at 2:00 PM on Sunday August 31, 2014 at the Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Providence Church Cemetery. Dr. David Benton will officiate. Mr. Hutto was born in Bainbridge on September 22, 1945 to the late J.C. and Sara Nell Hayes Hutto. He had lived in...
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Charles Douglas "Doug" Gaughf

May 29, 1943 - August 26, 2014

Mr. Charles Douglas "Doug" Gaughf, 71, of Sylvester died Tuesday August 26, 2014 at his residence. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday August 28, 2014 at the Isabella Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Jason Jones and Rev. Al Wilbourn will officiate. Mr. Gaughf was born on May 29, 1943 in Poulan to the late Charles David Gaughf and...
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Martha Dean "Mutt" Bozeman Brown

February 18, 1928 - August 22, 2014

Mrs. Martha Dean "Mutt" Bozeman Brown, 86, of Sylvester died Friday, August 22, 2014 at her residence. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, August 25, 2014 at Gordy New Bethel Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Jeff Barker and Rev. A. R. Wilbourn will officiate. Mrs. Brown was born on February 18, 1928 in Isabella to the late Thomas...
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David Charlier

September 23, 1947 - August 21, 2014

Mr. David Charlier, 66, of Ashburn died Thursday, August 21, 2014 at his residence. The graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August, 23, 2014 at Harmony Cemetery. The Rev. Landon Alberson will officiate. Mr. Charlier was born on September 23, 1947 in Carney, Michigan to Orville Joseph and Evelyn Mae Degrave Charlier. He served in the U. S. Navy on the USS Saratoga during...
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Earleen Wilkerson Sizemore

July 29, 1938 - August 20, 2014

Ms. Earleen Wilkerson Sizemore, 76, of Sylvester died Wednesday August 20, 2014 at Pruitt Health Care Sylvester. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the New Hope Baptist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Ms. Sizemore was born in Scooterville, GA on July 29, 1938 to the late Joseph Earl and Mamie Eloise Roberts Wilkerson. She was a...
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Willena Harrison Taylor

August 19, 2014

Mrs. Willena Harrison Taylor, 78, of Sylvester died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in Atlanta. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Poulan Cemetery. The Rev. Clinton Fields will officiate. Mrs. Taylor was born in Jesup, GA on August 6, 1936 to the late James Oscar and Mary Magdeline...
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Jim Harrison Merritt, Sr.

October 15, 1926 - August 17, 2014

Mr. Jim Harrison Merritt, Sr., 87, of Sylvester died Sunday, August 17, 2014 at his residence. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Red Oak Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Lindsey Gay and Rev. Landon Alberson will officiate. Mr. Merritt was born on October 15, 1926 in Mitchell County to the...
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Richard T. "Dusty" Rhoads, Jr.

April 29, 1952 - August 17, 2014

Mr. Richard T. "Dusty" Rhoads, Jr., 62, of Sylvester died Sunday, August 17, 2014 at his residence. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Bryant Drive Baptist Church. The Rev. Ron Stinson will officiate. Mr. Rhoads was born on April 29, 1952 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Richard T. Rhoads, Sr. and Betty Elizabeth Walker Rhoads. He had lived in...
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Rubye Sparger Cooper

August 25, 1918 - August 12, 2014

Mrs. Rubye Sparger Cooper, 95, of Sumner died Tuesday August 12, 2014 at her residence. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday August 15, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Davis officiating. A second service will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday August 18, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Kennedale, TX. with interment to follow in the Emerald Hills...
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Sue Jackson Pilkinton

August 17, 1952 - August 8, 2014

Mrs. Sue Jackson Pilkinton, 61, of Sylvester died Friday, August 8, 2014 at her residence. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday August 10, 2014 at the Crossroads Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Sycamore. Rev. Gene Huggins and Rev. Danny Dunn will officiate. Mrs. Pilkinton was born on August 17, 1952 in Worth County to the late...
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Jacob Alan Saxton

August 18, 1996 - August 2, 2014

Jacob Alan Saxton, 17, of Worth County died Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Ty Ty from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A memorial service will be held at 5:00 PM on Monday, August 4, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Mike Carter will officiate. Jacob was born on August 18, 1996 in Tifton to Cathy Saxton and Eddie J. Poke. He was a sophomore at Worth County High School. ...
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Hiram W. "Jack" Brooks

August 9, 1929 - August 1, 2014

Mr. Hiram W. "Jack" Brooks, 84, of Sylvester died Friday, August 1, 2014 at Willson Hospice House. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, August, 3, 2014 at Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Mike Davis and Dr. Harold Thomaston will officiate. Mr. Brooks was born on August 9, 1929 in Colquitt County GA to...
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Inez Horten Grant

July 29, 2014

Mrs. Inez Horten Grant, 70, of Sylvester died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at her residence. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 1, 2014 at Rocky Creek Primitive Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Elder Wendell Horten and Elder John Phillips will officiate. Mrs. Grant was born on October 13, 1943 in Sumner, GA. to the late Lewis Edward and...
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Ruth Stephens Causey

October 26, 1928 - July 28, 2014

Mrs. Ruth Stephens Causey, 85, of Fitzgerald died Monday July 28, 2014 at Dorminy Medical Center. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday July 30, 2014 at Kimball United Methodist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Donnie Sloan and Rev Art Sprinkle will officiate. Mrs. Causey was born on October 26, 1928 in Worth County to the late Earnest Walter...
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Wayne Saunders

July 26, 1950 - July 28, 2014

Mr. Wayne Saunders, 64, of Norman Park, died Monday, July 28, 2014 at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. The funeral service will be held 4:30 PM on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Paulk's Chapel Cemetery. The Rev. Donnie Sloan will officiate. Mr. Saunders was born on July 26, 1950, in Moultrie to Hubert and Lena Mae Hancock Saunders. He...
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Franklin Edwards

November 25, 1950 - July 28, 2014

Mr. Franklin Edwards, 63, of Sylvester died Monday, July 28, 2014 at Phoebe-Worth Medical Center. The funeral service will be Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment following at Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Brian Allen and Rev. Chris Hurt will officiate. Mr. Edwards was born on November 25, 1950 in Moultrie to the late Clyde and Mary Agnes McCorvey...
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Vermell Lewis Culpepper

June 6, 1937 - July 26, 2014

Mrs. Vermell Lewis Culpepper, 77 of Sylvester died Saturday July 26, 2014 at Pruitt Health Care in Sylvester. The funeral service was held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday July 29, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment following in the Poulan Cemetery. Mrs. Culpepper was born on June 6, 1937 in Bladenboro, NC to the late George Anderson and Sally Othel Merritt Lewis. She had lived in Worth...
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Charlotte Potts Connell

August 25, 1941 - July 26, 2014

Mrs. Charlotte Potts Connell, 72, of Albany died Saturday July 26, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Monday July 28, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Todd Brooks will officiate. Mrs. Connell was born on August 25, 1941 in Colquitt County to the late Willie Elvis and Cena Mae Smith...
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Terrie S. Pate

February 1, 1963 - July 25, 2014

Mrs. Terrie S. Pate, 51, of Sylvester died Friday July 25, 2014 at her residence. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday July 27, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jerry Etheredge and Rev. Randolph Pate will officiate. Mrs. Pate was born on February 1, 1963 in Augusta and had lived in Worth County for the past 25 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the...
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Peggy Clark Pittman

June 2, 1962 - July 25, 2014

Mrs. Peggy Clark Pittman, 52, of Sylvester died Friday July 25, 2014 at her residence. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday July 28, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the New Bethel Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Ed W. Waller will officiate. Mrs. Pittman was born on June 2, 1962 in Worth County to the late Emmett Asberry and Doris Irine...
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Mavis Duke

June 5, 1945 - July 20, 2014

Mrs. Mavis Duke, 69, of Albany died Sunday July 20, 2014 at Phoebe Worth Medical Center. At her request, her remains were cremated and no services are scheduled at this time.
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Margaret Pendley Bennett

July 18, 2014

Mrs. Margaret Pendley Bennett, 92, of Sylvester died Friday July 18, 2014 at Baptist Village in Waycross. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, July 21, 2014 at First Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Dr. Ben Bush will officiate. Mrs. Bennett was born on September 7, 1921 in Crosland to the late Thomas Irvin and Cyntha Willis Pendley. She had...
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Daphine Horten Pate

August 29, 1940 - July 16, 2014

Mrs. Daphine Horten Pate, 73, of Sylvester died Wednesday July 16, 2014 at her residence. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday July 19, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Rev. Jerry Etheredge, Elder Wendell Horten and Rev. Randolph Pate will officiate. Mrs. Pate was born on August 29, 1940 in Sylvester, to the late Lewis...
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Ellen Jeanne Sawyer

October 27, 1942 - July 15, 2014

Mrs. Ellen Jeanne Sawyer, 71, of Sylvester died Tuesday July 15, 2014 at her residence. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday July 19, 2014 at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Rev. Grady Morey will officiate. Mrs. Sawyer was born on October 27, 1942 in Pulaski County VA. to the late Buford C. and Audrey Ethel Lineberry. She had lived in Sylvester for the past 5 years moving there...
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Thelton H. Goff

September 16, 1929 - July 12, 2014

Mr. Thelton H. Goff, 84, of Sylvester died Saturday July 12, 2014 at Coliseum Medical Center in Macon. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Monday July 14, 2014 at the Isabella Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Jason Jones will officiate. Mr. Goff was born on September 16, 1929 in Wilcox County and had lived in Worth County since 1966. He...
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Lauryn Nicole Goodman

June 12, 1993 - July 11, 2014

Lauryn Nicole Goodman, 21, of Sylvester died Friday July 11, 2014 in Sylvester from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday July 14, 2014 at Salem Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Salem Cemetery. The Rev. Jackie Cabaniss and Rev. Donnie Wright will officiate. Lauryn was born on June 12, 1993 in Albany and had lived in...
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Henry W. Scurlock

April 28, 1927 - July 7, 2014

Mr. Henry W. Scurlock, 87, of Moultrie formerly of Sylvester died Monday July 14, 2014 at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. The graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday July 18, 2014 at Wright's Chapel Cemetery with interment to follow. Rev. Jimmy Voyles will officiate. Mr. Scurlock was born on April 28, 1927 in Bay County Florida to the late Charles Alto and Lena Simpler Scurlock...
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Marshall B. Stinson

September 12, 1957 - July 7, 2014

Mr. Marshall B. Stinson, 56, of Sylvester died Monday July 7, 2014 at his residence. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday July 10, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Apperson Family Cemetery. The Rev. Ronnie Lawson will officiate. Mr. Stinson was born on September 12, 1957 in Tifton to the late James Douglas and Bessie Arliss Smith Stinson. He had...
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Annie (Ann) Monroe Ford

August 27, 1932 - July 2, 2014

Mrs. Annie (Ann) Monroe Ford, 81, of Albany died Wednesday, July 02, 2014 at Pruitt Health/Palmyra Nursing Home. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday July 5, 2014 at the Red Oak Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Red Oak Cemetery. Dr. G. Seth Ford and Rev. Dan Harris will officiate. Mrs. Ford was born on August 27, 1932 in Oakfield to the late William Hurbert...
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Michael Wayne Murphy

November 8, 1959 - June 28, 2014

Mr. Michael Wayne Murphy, 54, of Sylvester died Saturday June 28, 2014 at his residence. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday July 2, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Gordon Poole will officiate. Mr. Murphy was born on November 8, 1959 in Albany and had lived in Worth County since 1985. He was employed with...
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William B. Embert

May 12, 1961 - June 28, 2014

Mr. William B. "Jake" Embert, 53, of Albany died Saturday June 28, 2014 at his residence. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jason Jones will officiate. Mr. Embert was born on May 12, 1961 in Wilmington, DE, to the late Hazel Bernard and LaSelda June Faye Nelson Embert. He served in the United States Army and...
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Lola Rutherford Poole

March 13, 1923 - June 28, 2014

Mrs. Lola Rutherford Poole, 91, of Sylvester died Saturday June 28, 2014 at her residence. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday July 1, 2014 at the Isabella Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Isabella Cemetery. Rev. Jason Jones and Rev. Al Wilbourn will officiate. Mrs. Poole was born on March 13, 1923 in Fulton County to the late Orlando Daniel and Viola Roper...
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Nell Wadsworth Hall Calhoun

August 25, 1931 - June 27, 2014

Nell Wadsworth Hall Calhoun found her life's fulfillment in her faith, family and friends. She died on June 27, 2014 at Emory Midtown Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, William W. Calhoun Sr., and children Nancy (Omer) Renner of Morristown, Tennessee; Betsy (Michael Corzine) Calhoun of Tallahassee, Florida; William (Paula) Calhoun Jr. of Dacula,...
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Haynes Thomas Trawick

December 24, 1921 - June 27, 2014

Haynes Thomas Trawick, 92, of Dothan, formerly of Sylvester and Albany, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014. He was born December 24, 1921 in Macon, Georgia. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Sylvester, Georgia, but was also a part of the First Baptist Church, Dothan, Alabama for the last three years. Haynes was a WWII veteran and retired as a Major in the United States Army. He...
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Bobby Eugene Rogers

November 12, 1942 - June 16, 2014

Mr. Bobby Eugene Rogers, Sr., 71, of Worth County died Monday June 16, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Tempy Cemetery. The Rev. Roger Tillery will officiate. Mr. Rogers was born on November 12, 1942 in Lee County to the late William Hallie and Annie...
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Myrtle Ann Eldridge

September 6, 1930 - June 15, 2014

Mrs. Myrtle Ann Eldridge, 83, of Sylvester went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at the Willson Hospice House. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Isabella Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Jason Jones and Rev. Billy Baker will officiate. Mrs. Eldridge was born on September 6, 1930 in Tift...
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Hilda Dykes

July 27, 1929 - June 13, 2014

Mrs. Hilda Holden Dykes, 84, of Sylvester died Friday June 13, 2014 at Pine Shadows Retirement Manor. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday June 15, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Providence Cemetery. Rev. John Powell and Rev. Ray Burnette will officiate. Mrs. Dykes was born on July 27, 1929 in Colquitt County to the late General Jackson and...
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Evelyn Darlene Cooper

April 30, 1955 - June 9, 2014

Mrs. Evelyn Darlene Cooper, 59, of Sylvester died Monday June 9, 2014 at her residence. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday June 13, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Jackie Cabaniss will officiate. Mrs. Cooper was born on April 30, 1955 in LaFollette, TN, to the late Sherman Cobb Massengill and Geraldine Hawkins...
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Glenn Floyd

May 15, 1949 - June 8, 2014

Mr. Glenn Floyd, 65, of Sylvester died Sunday June 8, 2014 at his residence. The graveside service will be held at 11:00 Am on Tuesday June 10, 2014 at Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. David Akin and Rev. Trey Poole will officiate. Mr. Floyd was born on May 15, 1949 in Atkinson County to the late Jeff and Cora Jowers Floyd. He had lived in Sylvester since 1971 moving here from Cordele. Mr. Floyd...
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Carolyn Jones Cravey

December 17, 1924 - June 6, 2014

Mrs. Carolyn Jones Cravey, 89, of Sylvester died Friday, June 6, 2014 at Tift Regional Medical Center. The graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 9, 2014 in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Mike Davis will officiate Mrs. Cravey was born on December 17, 1924 in Unadilla, GA to the late, Henry Jackson and Sarah Mabell Blanchard Jones. She had lived in Worth County...
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Catherine L. Taylor

January 19, 1949 - June 5, 2014

Mrs. Catherine Lee Coppage Taylor, 65, of Doerun died Thursday, June 5, 2014, at her residence. The funeral service will be held at 4:30 PM on Sunday June 8, 2014 at Union Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Church Cemetery. The Rev, Todd Lee will officiate. Mrs. Taylor was born on January 19, 1949 in Hahira, GA to the late Charlie C. and Ruby Lee Hall Coppage. She had lived in...
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Phillip Fowler

August 18, 1938 - June 5, 2014

Mr. Phillip Gordon Fowler, 75, of Sylvester died Thursday, June 5, 2014 at his residence. The graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Rev. Jerry Cooper will officiate. Mr. Fowler was born on August 18, 1938 in Ashburn to the late Arthur Elvis and Annie Dell Powell Fowler. He had lived in Worth County since 1959 and was retired from Merck...
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Mary Alday "Lil Sis" Bailey

August 3, 1951 - June 5, 2014

Mrs. Mary Alday "Lil Sis" Bailey, 62, of Sumner died Thursday June 5, 2014 at her residence. The funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday June 7, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Bailey was born on August 3, 1951 in Donalsonville, GA to the late Ned and Ernestine Johnson Alday. She had lived in Worth County since 1978 and was retired from Walmart . Mrs. Bailey enjoyed...
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Virginia Dixon Heard

July 22, 1931 - June 5, 2014

Mrs. Virginia Dixon Heard, 82, of Albany died on Thursday June 5, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday June 7, 2014 at Faith Baptist Church with interment to follow in Floral Memory Gardens. Mrs. Heard was born on July 22, 1931 in Bridgeboro to the late Hoyt D. and Lillie Bius Duke. She was a homemaker who had lived in Albany...
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Juanita P. Cook

April 19, 1924 - June 2, 2014

Mrs. Juanita P. Cook, 90, of Sylvester died Monday June 2, 2014 at Sylvester Healthcare. The graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday June 4, 2014 at Kimball United Methodist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Grady Morey will officiate. Mrs. Cook was born on April 19, 1924 in Arkansas to the late George and Jennie Long. She had lived in Worth County since 2001 and was a homemaker. Mrs...
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Voncille Stegall

January 15, 1936 - May 27, 2014

Mrs. Voncille Powell Stegall, 78, of Leesburg died Tuesday May 27, 2014 at Wynfield Park/Health and Rehabilitation. Mrs. Stegall was cremated and services will be held at a later date. Mrs. Stegall was born on January 15, 1936 in Doles, GA. to the late Alden and Willie Lue Ford Powell. She served in the United States Army and was a homemaker. Mrs. Stegall enjoyed reading and spending time...
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Michael Conaway

April 11, 1962 - May 27, 2014

Mr. Michael "Mike" Conaway, 52, of Doerun died Tuesday May 27, 2014 at Sylvester Health Care. Mr. Conaway was cremated and no services are scheduled at this time. Mr. Conaway was born on April 11, 1962 in Kansas City, KS and had lived in Worth County for the last 27 years. He had worked as a supervisor with Cooper Tire Company in Albany. Mr. Conaway enjoyed watching football and was a Kansas...
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Barry Richards

December 2, 1952 - May 27, 2014

Mr. Barry Richards, 61, of Worth County died Tuesday May 27, 2014 at his residence. The graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday May 30, 2014 at the Hillcrest Cemetery with full military honors. Mr. Richards was born on December 2, 1952 in Wauseon, OH to the late Gerald Ernest and Maxine May Peters Richards. He had lived in Worth County for the past 22 years moving here from...
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Gretchen Waters Townsend

November 10, 1962 - May 24, 2014

Gretchen Waters Townsend, 51, of Sylvester died Saturday May 24, 2014 from results of an automobile accident. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday May 29, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Summers Chapel Cemetery. The Rev. Melissa Brown will officiate. Mrs. Townsend was born on November 10, 1962 in Topeka, Kansas. She had lived in Worth...
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Gary Green Tyson

July 27, 1939 - May 21, 2014

Mr. Gary Green Tyson, 74, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday May 21, 2014 at his residence. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Liberty Hill Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Chaplain Steve Batts will officiate. Mr. Tyson was born in Bridgeboro on July 27, 1939 to the late William Gary "Doc" & Katherine R....
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Neal Parrish

July 23, 1944 - May 21, 2014

Mr. Neal Parrish, 69, of Albany died Wednesday May 21, 2014 at his residence. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday May 25, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Brother W.A. Parrish and Mr. Norman T. Parrish will officiate. Mr. Parrish was born on July 23, 1944 in Moultrie and had lived in Worth County since 1982 moving here from...
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Randy Fay Gosa

July 3, 1965 - May 18, 2014

Mr. Randy Gosa, 48, of Warwick died Sunday May 18, 2014 at his mother's residence in Sumner. Mr. Gosa will be cremated and no services are scheduled at this time. Mr. Gosa was born in Arkansas on July 03, 1965 to Emmett Randolph Gosa and Patricia Ann Perrine Gosa. He had lived in Worth County since 1997. Mr. Gosa was employed as a truck driver for Webb Brothers Propane. He was a member of the...
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Jesse Hubert Johnson

September 23, 1928 - May 17, 2014

Jesse H. Johnson, age 85, of Snellville, died on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in the Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville, GA. with Rev. Leigh Jones officiating. There will be a graveside service with Full Military Honors at 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 22, 2014 in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Sylvester, GA. Mr. Johnson was a...
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Linda Joyce Sledge

December 20, 1943 - May 13, 2014

Mrs. Linda Joyce Sledge, 70, of Ty Ty died Tuesday May 13, 2014 at Tift Regional Medical Center. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday May 16, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The Rev. Jim Duggan and Rev. Ronnie Howell will officiate. Mrs. Sledge was born on December 20, 1943 in Albany to the late William "Bill" and Willene...
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Harper Jane Hembree

April 22, 2014 - May 12, 2014

Harper Jane Hembree, infant daughter of Leland and Abby Hembree of Sylvester died Monday May 12, 2014 at MCG Health Systems in Augusta. A private graveside service will be held at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Jackie Cabaniss will officiate. Harper was born on April 22, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. In addition to her parents she is survived by her brother, Beau Hembree...
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Nina Van Zant Simerly

October 21, 1924 - May 12, 2014

Mrs. Nina Louise Vanzant Simerly, 89, of Marietta died Monday May 12, 2014 at Halcyon House Hospice in Atlanta. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday May 17, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Mrs. Simerly was born on October 21, 1924 in Ashburn to the late, Foy and Eunice Mitchell VanZant. She lived in Sylvester until 2009...
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James E. "Buckshot" Whitfield

March 6, 1932 - May 8, 2014

Mr. James E. "Buckshot" Whitfield, 82, of Sylvester died May 8, 2014 at Southern Care Assisted Living in Tifton. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday May 11, 2014 at First Baptist Church with interment following at Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Whitfield was born on March 6, 1932 in Sylvester to the late Edmund Jacob and Nena Rhoda Coleman Whitfield. He had lived in Sylvester all...
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Nancy Nell Hutto McDonald

November 11, 1937 - May 8, 2014

Mrs. Nancy Nell Hutto McDonald, 76, of Sylvester died Thursday May 08, 2014 at her residence. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday May 10, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in Providence Cemetery. The Rev. James L. Guthrie will officiate. Mrs. McDonald was born on November 11, 1937 in Mitchell County to the late J. C. and Sara Nell Hayes Hutto. ...
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Sue Jean Perkins Shirley

June 2, 1939 - May 7, 2014

Mrs. Sue Jean Perkins Shirley, 74, of Sylvester died Wednesday May 7, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Shirley was cremated. The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Saturday May 10, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home. Mrs. Shirley was born on June 2, 1939 in Davenport, Iowa to the late Richard Edwin and June Colleen Thomas Perkins. She had lived in Sylvester since...
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Dorothy Cross Bozeman

May 6, 2014

Mrs. Dorothy Cross Bozeman, 85, of Sumner died Tuesday May 6, 2014 at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday May 9, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in Paulk's Chapel Cemetery. The Rev. James Sellars and Rev. Charles McCardle will officiate. Mrs. Bozeman was born on July 13, 1928 in Dooly County to the late Willis...
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George Willis

May 1, 2014

Mr. George Willis, 83, of Albany died Thursday May 1, 2014 at his residence. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Mitchell County. The Reverend's Brent Willis, Douglas Hatcher, Mylan Brookins, Jeff Parmer, John Buras will officiate. Mr. Willis was born on January 24, 1931 in...
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Richard Zupko

April 30, 2014

Mr. Richard Zupko, 64 of Albany died April 30, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The remains have been cremated. Mr. Zupko was born in Perth Amboy, NJ on April 5, 1950 to Richard Edward and Laura Gillis Zupko. He has lived in Worth County since 1997. Mr. Zupco was a Master Gunnery Sgt. having served in Vietnam with the United States Marine Corp. He retired after 22 years of service...
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Janie Pendley Bell

April 30, 2014

Mrs. Janie Pendley Bell, 67, of Sylvester died Wednesday April 30, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Poulan Cemetery. The Rev. Ronnie Lawson will officiate. Mrs. Bell was born on October 26, 1946 in Sylvester and had lived in Worth County all her life. She...
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Marie Tompkins Davis

April 28, 2014

Mrs. Marie Tompkins Davis, 72, of Tifton died Monday April 28, 2014 at Southern Care Assisted Living in Tifton, GA. The graveside service will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Pine Forest Cemetery. The Rev. Jack Perrin will officiate. Mrs. Davis was born on July 6, 1941 in Sumner, GA, to the late Rena Saunders and Grady Tompkins. She lived in Tifton, GA since February 2014...
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Michael Sammie "Mickey" Walker

April 28, 2014

Mr. Michael Sammie "Mickey" Walker, 68, of Sylvester died Monday April 28, 2014 at his residence. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday April 30, 2014 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery . The Rev. Grady Morey will officiate. Mr. Walker was born on November 26, 1945 in Thomaston , GA to Green Samuel Walker, Jr. and Martha Ruth...
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