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Molly J. Ragan

November 13, 1920 - June 30, 2015

Molly J. Ragan, age 94, of Henderson, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins. Born in Pulaski County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Robert Johnson and Eliza Akin Johnson. Mrs. Ragan was a faithful member of Henderson Baptist Church where she served as church clerk for 30 years. She was a true Christian lady who loved people and always had a joyful,...
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Raymond S. Bryant

July 3, 1925 - June 29, 2015

Raymond S. Bryant, age 89, of 120 County Line Road, Unadilla, died Monday, June 29, 2015, at Leisure Life in Unadilla. Born in Unadilla, he was the son of the late Paris Lee Bryant and Essie Mims Bryant. A World War II combat veteran, he served this nation with honor and distinction as a medic in General Patton's 3rd Army, 4th Division. He was involved in some of Europe's heaviest fighting...
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Lee Wiley, Jr.

June 12, 1941 - June 26, 2015

Marvin Lee Wiley, Jr. age 74, of 2130 Bowen Road, Pinehurst, died Friday, June 26, 2015, at his residence. Born in Cordele, he was the son of the late Marvin Lee Wiley and Edith Culpepper Wiley. Lee graduated from Texas A & M University with a degree in agronomy. He was a banker and retired after 40 years, serving as president of numerous banks. After his retirement, he worked at Brannen...
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Earle F. Hudson

May 10, 1932 - June 15, 2015

Earle F. Hudson, age 83, of 336 Third Street, Unadilla, died Monday, June 15, 2015 at his residence. Born in Tampa, Florida, he was the son of the late Corbitt Hudson and Margaret Sullivan Hudson. He received his BA from the University of Georgia and his MS from the University of Southern California. He served as an officer in the United States Air Force and retired after 20 years as a major. ...
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Virginia J. Cannon

April 2, 1916 - June 12, 2015

Virginia J. Cannon, age 99, of 2541 Teate Road, Vienna, died Friday, June 12, 2015, at Camellia Gardens of Life Care in Thomasville, Georgia. Born in Crisp County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Edward Jennings and Roselea Patrick Jennings. She was a graduate of GSCW, the University of Georgia and the GAB School of Business. Mrs. Cannon was a homemaker, a member of Vienna United...
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Jimmy L. Brown

November 20, 1935 - June 5, 2015

Jimmy L. Brown, age 79, of 3559 Joycliff Road, Macon, died Friday, June 5, 2015, at his residence. Born in Vienna, he was the son of the late Willie L. Brown and Ethel Mikel Brown and attended school at Dooly High. He retired from Robins Air Force Base where he was a survival equipment inspector. Survivors include: Charles Brown of Centerville Sister: Betty Parker of Macon Grandchildren: 2...
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Leslie J. Spriggs

October 20, 1984 - May 30, 2015

Leslie Anne Jump Spriggs, age 30, of 600 Granada Terrace, Warner Robins, died Saturday, May 30, 2015, at her residence. Leslie was born in Albany, Georgia on October 20, 1984 to Jimmy and Debbie Gazaway Jump. She was a member of Vienna First Baptist Church. She was a 2003 honor graduate of Crisp County High School. During her high school years, she participated in honors choir, the dance line...
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Ford L. Durham

August 21, 1924 - May 29, 2015

Ford L. Durham, age 90, of 301 Beacham Avenue, Unadilla, died Friday, May 29, 2015, at Leisure Life in Unadilla. Born in Micanopy, Florida, he was the son of the late Henry A. Durham and Irma Calhoun Durham and a United States Army veteran. He worked as a buyer at Dennard's Red & White. Ford was a faithful member of Unadilla United Methodist Church, the Fellowship Sunday School Class and the...
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John Q. Thornbury, Jr.

May 2, 1949 - May 25, 2015

John Quentin Thornbury, Jr. died early Monday, May 25, 2015, at the Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin, Georgia. He was 66. Known as "Jake" by his family and friends, he worked at the farm in Georgia that he loved, along with the owners, whom he considered as close as family. He leaves behind two children: a son, Chase, and a daughter, Anna, who reside in Virginia. He is also survived by his step...
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Alton D. Tharpe

November 30, 1953 - May 25, 2015

Alton D. Tharpe, age 61, of 302 First Street, Unadilla, died Monday, May 25, 2015, at Taylor Regional Hospital in Hawkinsville. Born in Dooly County, he was the son of the late James C. Tharpe. Alton was a member of First Baptist Church of Unadilla. Survivors include: Mother: Eva K. Dees of St. Augustine, FL Sister: Edna Grace Garner of Griffin Brother: Johnny Tharpe of Florida Several...
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Horace L. Hamsley

February 28, 1939 - May 25, 2015

Horace L. Hamsley, age 76, of 671 School Street, Unadilla, died Monday, May 25, 2015, at Pinewood Manor in Hawkinsville. Born in Grovania, he was the son of the late Melvin Hamsley and Alice Glenn Hamsley. He was a US Army veteran and a carpenter. Survivors include: Daughters: Cindy Johnson of Milledgeville Sharon Miranda of Perry Sons: Tim Hamsley of Perry Michael Stacy Hamsley of Orlando,...
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Thomas H. Harpe

October 17, 1940 - May 13, 2015

Thomas H. Harpe, age 74, of 706 South 7th Street, Vienna, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at his residence. Born in Crisp County, he was the son of the late H. A. and Edith Harpe. He retired from Georgia Pacific as a truck driver and attended Vienna Church of God. He was preceded in death by his foster parents, Paul and Mary Hines and his sister, Marcelle Hinrichsen. Mr. Harpe also served in...
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Patricia C. Allen

March 17, 1947 - May 4, 2015

Patricia C. "Pat" Allen, age 68, of 789 Highway 90, Vienna, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele. Born in Montezuma, she was the daughter of the late James A. Carr and Marie Butler Carr. She was a member of Drayton United Methodist Church. Pat had worked for the Dooly County Schools as a paraprofessional and served as director of the Vienna Senior Citizens Center. ...
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Jana T. Beavers

July 6, 1958 - May 3, 2015

Jana T. Beavers, age 56, of 5095 Highway 90, Vienna, died Sunday, May 3, 2015, at her residence. Born in Vienna, she was the daughter of the late Erastus Tharpe and Pauline Ratterree Tharpe. She was a member of Lilly Baptist Church and the WMU. Jana had served as the director of the Vienna Senior Citizen Center. Survivors include: Husband: Robert Beavers of Vienna Daughters: Mandy Beavers...
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Gladys S. Hawkins

October 28, 1916 - April 29, 2015

Gladys S. Hawkins, age 98, of 602 Mulberry Street, Unadilla, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Pinewood Manor in Hawkinsville. Born in Dooly County, she was the daughter of the late Norman Rufus Sullivan and Sally Wright Sullivan. She was a homemaker, a Baptist and the widow of James Wilbur Hawkins, Sr. Mrs. Hawkins enjoyed working with her flowers and loved keeping children in her home. ...
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Sara G. Daniels

July 2, 1933 - April 28, 2015

Sara G. Daniels, age 81, of 4674 Highway 90, Vienna, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Vienna.
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Marvin V. Ragan

February 26, 1943 - April 21, 2015

Marvin V. Ragan, age 72, of Unadilla died Tuesday, April 21 from complications of Acute Myeloid Leukemia after being diagnosed with the disease in November, 2012. Mr. Ragan was born and reared in Henderson and lived in Unadilla the past 41 years. He was educated in the Houston County School System, Middle Georgia College and the University of Georgia School of Banking. He retired from State...
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Lavelda Scarbary

October 30, 1955 - April 14, 2015

Lavelda Scarbary, age 59, of 144 Justice Road, Vienna, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at her residence. Born in Cordele, she was the daughter of the late Grady M. Parsons and Susie M. Lewis Parsons. She was the manager of the Travel America Restaurant in Jackson, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her brother, Ben Parsons. Survivors include: Daughters: Gwen Bellew (Michael) of Perry Elisha...
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Catheryn D. Green

October 8, 1925 - April 8, 2015

Catheryn Davis Green, age 89, of Vienna, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away on April 8, 2015 at Crisp Regional Hospital surrounded by family. She was a true southern lady possessing a beautiful southern accent always perfectly articulated. She made the best biscuits ever, caramel cake that would make one swoon, wonderful cheese-straws, always feeding family...
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Marvis C. Benson

January 28, 1921 - April 8, 2015

Marvis C. Benson, age 94, of 469 Haslam Avenue, Pinehurst, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at Leisure Life in Unadilla. Born in Dooly County, she was the daughter of the late Charlton Louis Cross and Mattie Lou Nelson Cross. She was a homemaker, a lifelong member of Harmony Baptist Church and the widow of Oscar Edwin Benson. Mrs. Benson was the pianist for the Gospel Tones Quartet and loved...
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Carolyn H. Vitale

August 20, 1938 - April 4, 2015

Carolyn H. Vitale, age 76, of 4480 NE 25th Avenue, Ocala, Florida, died Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Ocala. She was born in Grovania to the late Melvin and Alice Glenn Hamsley, the 7th of 15 children, and moved to Ocala in 1994 from Miami, FL. Carolyn was a seamstress. She loved her family and her little dog, Katie. She loved to sing and go to church. In her younger years, she sang with other...
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Melita McCall Wood

July 13, 1930 - March 28, 2015

Melita McCall Wood, age 84, of Montgomery, Alabama and formerly of Macon and Dublin, Georgia died Saturday, March 28, 2015. She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph McCall; her step-father, Leon Andrews; her mother, Myrtle Andrews; her husband, Wendell Claude Wood, Sr; her brother, Charles McCall and her son, Christopher Scott Wood. Survivors include: Daughter: Frances Elaine Hunt (Chuck...
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Steve Taylor

December 30, 1940 - March 15, 2015

Robert Stephen "Steve" Taylor, age 74, of 417 South Third Street, Vienna, died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at his residence. Born in Rome, Georgia, he was the son of the late Robert Leslie Taylor and Mary Malone Taylor. He was a 1958 graduate of Vienna High School. He earned his degree from Mercer University and was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Steve retired as president of First...
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Edd W. Carr, Jr.

February 13, 1958 - March 13, 2015

Edd W. Carr, Jr., age 57, of 2492 Highway 41 North, Cordele, died Friday, March 13, 2015, at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. Born in Vienna, he was the son of the late Edd W. Carr and Juanita Dudney Carr. Edd served his country with honor as a Flight Medic in the United States Army. He was a Physician's Assistant and a former director of the Dooly County EMS. He was retired...
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Edwin F. Richardson II

November 25, 1941 - March 10, 2015

Edwin F. Richardson, II, age 73, of 217 North 5th Street, Vienna, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at his residence. Born in Pensacola, Florida, he was the son of the late Edwin W. Richardson and Lillian Rader Richardson. Survivors include: Wife: L. Elaine Richardson Daughter: Simone Foxe Step-Son: Robert Ingebretson, Jr. Step-Daughter: Tania Whitfield Sisters: Denise Russell Mary Sue...
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Duane S. McKinley

February 12, 1953 - March 1, 2015

Duane S. McKinley, age 62, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away Sunday March 1, 2015. Duane was a native of Perry GA and had lived in Knoxville the past 4 years. Before moving to Knoxville, Duane had lived in Jacksonville FL where he was a manager at the Florida Department of Agriculture Market. Duane was a graduate of Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. He was also a member of...
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William Thomas Peavy

March 3, 1955 - February 18, 2015

William Thomas "Tommy" Peavy, age 59, of 2141 Ellis Street, Augusta, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. Born in Vienna, he was the son of the late Isaac G. Peavy and Katherin Gregory Peavy. He worked as a carpenter and was a Baptist. Tommy was also an artist. Survivors include: Son: Jason Peavy of Nashville Daughters: Jill Peavy of Nashville Erica...
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Rebecca A. Butler

January 1, 1940 - February 15, 2015

Rebecca A. "Becky" Butler, age 75, of 431 North Third Street, Vienna, died Sunday, February 15, 2015, at her residence. Born in Fort Valley, she was the daughter of the late Glenn Shelby Hughes and Lena Elizabeth Bailey Hughes. Becky was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and had worked as a cashier at Stephens Grocery Store in Vienna. She loved playing basketball in high school and...
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Berner E. Dunaway

July 31, 1923 - February 14, 2015

Berner E. Dunaway, age 91, of 1461 Owen Store Road, Unadilla, died Saturday, February 14, 2015, at his residence. Born in Dooly County, he was the son of the late Cliff Dunaway and Lillie Noble Dunaway and a US Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. Mr. Dunaway was the owner/operator of Belda Farms. His farm earned the ...
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Harvey L. Gilmore, Sr.

October 13, 1925 - February 13, 2015

Harvey L. "Red" Gilmore, Sr. age 89, of Vienna, died Friday, February 13, 2015, at Pinehill Nursing Center in Byromville. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Jack Gilmore and Ethel McCarty Gilmore. He was a US Army veteran of World War II, a farmer and retired from Harris Press & Shear. Mr. Gilmore was a member of Vienna First Baptist Church and VFW Post 4742 in Cordele where he...
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John H. Smith, Jr.

April 24, 1928 - February 9, 2015

John H. Smith, Jr., age 86, of 8604 Highway 230 West, Unadilla, died Monday, February 9, 2015, at his residence. Born in Dooly County, he was the son of the late John H. Smith and Alma Lois Scott Smith. He was a farmer, worked for the Boll Weevil Eradication Program and served as a park attendant at Highland Park on the Chattahoochee River. His greatest love was spending time with his wife,...
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William D. NeSmith, Jr.

May 26, 1922 - February 6, 2015

William D. NeSmith, Jr. age 92, of 5300 Zebulon Road, Macon, died Friday, February 6, 2015, at Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon. Born in Dodge County, he was the son of the late William D. NeSmith and Gertrude Haynes NeSmith. He served his country with honor as a member of the United States Army 630th Tank Destroyer Battalion Company B during World War II. He began his career as the Assistant...
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Makalynn Makenzie Williams

January 24, 2015 - January 24, 2015

Makalynn Britt Williams and Makenzie Denise Williams, the infant daughters of Troy and Brittany Williams of 114 Plantation Road, Cordele, died Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele. Survivors other than their parents include: Sisters: Sarah Williams of Cordele Carly Williams of Cordele Brother: Donavan Williams of Cordele Maternal Grandparents: Mark and Tracey...
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Matthew B. Marsh

July 16, 1980 - January 20, 2015

Matthew Brian Marsh, age 34, of 689 Borum Street, Unadilla, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at his residence. Born in Perry, he was the son of the late Jerry Marsh and Brenda Peavy Marsh. He is survived by his brother, Kristopher Marsh of Highlands, Texas and his uncle, Donnie Peavy of Unadilla. Funeral services will be private. Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Unadilla has charge of...
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Nancy C. Odom

February 3, 1949 - January 15, 2015

Nancy C. Odom, age 65, of 312 West 14th Avenue, Cordele, died Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele. Born in Vienna, she was the daughter of the late Vernon Ball and Mary Mashburn Ball. She was a member of Wenona Baptist Church, loved music, writing, drawing and collectible dolls. Survivors include: Husband: Charles Odom of Cordele Sister: Cheryl Shelton of...
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Angel Amador Vazquez

January 6, 2015 - January 6, 2015

Angel Amador Vazquez, the infant son of Angel Amador and Josheline Vazquez, of 417 A Third Street Extension, Vienna, died Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele, Georgia. Graveside services were held at 4:30 PM Sunday, January 11 in Vienna City Cemetery with Father Scott Winchel officiating. Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Vienna has charge of arrangements.
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Sheriff Van Peavy

August 8, 1936 - January 6, 2015

Sheriff Van Peavy, age 78, of 481 Fullington Avenue, Pinehurst, died Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at Northside Hospital in Macon, Georgia. Born in Pinehurst, he was the son of the late Lucius Van "Rip" Peavy and Myrtle Rowe Peavy. He graduated from Pinehurst High School in 1954 and served in the United States Army where he was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was a member of Pinehurst...
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Ludie Mae Jordan

May 31, 1919 - January 2, 2015

Ludie Mae Jordan, age 95, of Clewiston, Florida, died Friday, January 2, 2015, in Clewiston. Born in Ashland, Alabama she was the daughter of the late William Golden and Emma Lee Richardson Golden. Ludie and her family moved from Ashland to Vienna, Georgia when she was a small child. She attended school in Vienna and graduated from college. She married Elbert Jordan on January 1, 1944. They...
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Frances F. Davis

January 15, 1928 - January 2, 2015

Frances F. Davis, age 86, of Pinehurst, died Friday, January 2, 2015 at Cordele Health & Rehab in Cordele. Born in Vienna, she was the daughter of the late John Pierce Anderson Foshee and Ida Beatrice Dark Levie Foshee. She was a member of Pinehurst United Methodist Church and also attended Pinehurst Baptist Church and was active in both churches. She was a member of the Ladies Fellowship...
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Lester Foster, Jr.

August 19, 1926 - December 30, 2014

Lester Foster, Jr., age 88, of Charlotte, North Carolina, died Tuesday, December 30, 2014 in Cobb, Georgia. Mr. Foster died at the home of his son, Al Foster, music director at Drayton Baptist Church. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Lester and Viola Foster. He was a longtime member of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Charlotte and a United States Navy veteran. He...
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Peggy K. Bush

October 6, 1936 - December 29, 2014

Peggy Kitchens Bush, age 78, of 429 Beacham Avenue, Unadilla, died Monday, December 29, 2014, at her residence. Born in Macon, she was the daughter of the late Willie M. Kitchens and Helen Grovenstein Kitchens. She was a 1954 graduate of A. L. Miller High School and attended GAB Business School. She retired from Robins Air Force Base and was a member of Unadilla United Methodist Church, the...
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J. B. Ryner

December 17, 1930 - December 26, 2014

J. B. Ryner, age 84, of Augusta, died Friday, December 26, 2014, at West Georgia Hospice in LaGrange. Mr. Ryner was born in Vienna on December 17, 1930. He graduated from Gordon Military Academy and then went on to the University of Georgia where he received a Bachelor's degree in business administration. While attending UGA, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, the UGA swim team...
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Fred D. Causey

December 1, 1949 - December 25, 2014

Fred D. Causey, age 65, of 500 North Third Street, Vienna, died Thursday, December 25, 2014, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele. A lifelong resident of Vienna, Fred was born on December 1, 1949. He was the son of the late J. R. Causey and Delia Bonner Causey. He was a 1967 graduate of Vienna High School and attended college at Georgia Southwestern University where he earned a Bachelor's and...
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Billy R. Langford

January 19, 1932 - December 23, 2014

Billy Royce Langford, Sr. age 82, of Cartersville, died Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at his residence. Born in Vienna on January 19, 1932, he was the son of the late James B. Langford and Annie Mae Crosby Langford. Mr. Langford retired from Robins Air Force Base with 32 years of service and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was the owner of a Lawn/Garden Equipment Repair Specialty...
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Dorothy S. Morgan

January 21, 1926 - December 20, 2014

Dorothy S. "Dot" Morgan, age 88, of Vienna, died Saturday, December 20, 2014, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele. Born in Cordele, she was the daughter of the late Ira Spradlin and Annie Marie Wright Spradlin. She was a longtime member of Vienna United Methodist Church, the Fellowship Sunday School Class, the Morning Glory Circle, the handbell choir and worked at the pumpkin patch. Mrs....
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Marie H. Hamsley

March 23, 1957 - December 19, 2014

Marie H. Hamsley, age 57, of 402 East Bay Street, Pineview, died Friday, December 19, 2014 at Crossview Health Care Center after an extended illness. Born in Montezuma, she worked as a waitress at All State Truck Stop and was a Baptist. Survivors include: Daughter: Angel Hamsley of Cordele Sister: Michelle Eddins (Robby) of Haynesville Brothers: Charles Cofield of Panama City Beach, FL...
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Kyong Sook Kim

January 6, 1944 - December 18, 2014

Kyong Sook Kim. age 70, of 531 Central Avenue, Byromville, died Thursday, December 18, 2014, at her residence. Born in Seoul, South Korea, she was the daughter of the late Kao Oh Kim and Cha Ya Kim. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, December 19 in the chapel of Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Vienna. Interment will be private. Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Vienna has...
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William Calfrey Clark

October 2, 1919 - December 17, 2014

William Calfrey Clark, (called Calfrey by his family and Bill by his friends), age 95, died Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at his home in Jacksonville, Florida surrounded with the love and support of his children. Calfrey was the son of the late Flournoy C. and Minnie Anderson Clark.He was born into a Georgia pioneering family established in Laurens, Tattnall, Telfair and Montgomery (now Wheeler)...
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Patricia A. Holmes

June 18, 1937 - December 15, 2014

Patricia A. "Pat" Holmes, age 77, of 745 Lambtown Road, Vienna, died Monday, December 15, 2014, at her residence. A native of Ocoee, Florida, she was the daughter of the late Ira N. Akins and Susie Mae Odom Akins. She retired from Bell South and was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. Survivors include: Husband: James C. Holmes of Vienna Daughter: Vicki Holmes Brown of Zebulon Son:...
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Juanita A. Bowen

June 12, 1930 - December 14, 2014

Juanita A. Bowen, age 84, of Vienna, died Sunday, December 14, 2014, at Leisure Life in Unadilla. Born in Dooly County, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Andrews and Lucille Horne Andrews. She was a lifetime member of Drayton Baptist Church, where she was a member of the WMU, helped with Vacation Bible School, Wednesday night suppers and served on various committees. She was a homemaker...
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Larry J. Stone

May 17, 1940 - December 11, 2014

Larry J. Stone, age 74, of 4145 Collins Road, Unadilla, died Thursday, December 11, 2014, at Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins. Born in Barnesville, he was the son of the late Thomas Stone and Lena Mae Green Stone. Mr. Stone served his country as an M48 tank driver in the United States Army National Guard and retired from Robins Air Force Base. He was a loving father and grandfather and...
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Wilma F. Tippett

October 19, 1917 - December 3, 2014

Wilma Ruth Faircloth Tippett, age 97, of the Tippettville Community, Dooly County died Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at Heart of Georgia Hospice in Perry after a brief illness. Born in Wilcox County, she was the daughter of the late Obie Eslie Faircloth and Carrie Belle Warren Faircloth. She was a graduate of Valdosta State College. She taught school for 56 years. She retired from the Dooly...
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Ike Everett

January 28, 1928 - December 1, 2014

Ike Everett, age 86, of Pinehurst, died Monday, December 1, 2014, at Leisure Life in Unadilla. Born in Dooly County, he was the son of the late Lee Everett and Nora Bowen Everett. Mr. Everett was a member of Pinehurst Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He was a farmer and loved gardening, especially growing Zinnias. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Survivors include:...
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Ernestine H. Bowen

June 13, 1931 - November 16, 2014

Ernestine H. Bowen, age 83, of 2304 Findlay Road, Pinehurst, died Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele. Born in Montezuma, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Joe Hill and Mary Lee Forehand Hill. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was director of the GA's. Mrs. Bowen retired from the Dooly County Magistrate Court where...
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Wayne Watson

November 25, 1944 - November 10, 2014

Wayne Watson, age 69, of 1011 June Terrace, Daytona Beach, Florida, died Monday, November 10, 2014, at his residence. Born and raised in Unadilla, he was the son of the late Leon Watson and Omie Cheatwood Watson. He served 3 years in the United States Navy, 3 years in the United States Army and was a Vietnam veteran. Mr. Watson was a supervisor in the construction business. Survivors include:...
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Mary Louise Kersey

October 7, 1923 - November 6, 2014

Mary Louise Kersey, age 91, of 355 Tharpe Road, Unadilla, died Thursday, November 6, 2014, at Leisure Life in Unadilla. Born in Atlanta, she was the daughter of the late John James vanDootingh and Ora Kendell vanDootingh. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Unadilla, the Swan Sunday School Class, the Funtimers and the Adult Choir. Survivors include: Son: John D. O'Brien of Pompton...
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Beulah J. Greer

December 7, 1922 - November 5, 2014

Beulah J. Greer, age 91, of 313 McWhorter Street, Unadilla, died Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at Taylor Regional Hospital in Hawkinsville. Born in Bonaire, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Johnson and Ada Speight Johnson. She was a longtime, faithful member of First Baptist Church of Unadilla where she worked with the children in Sunday School. Mrs. Greer retired from Robins Air Force...
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Harold G. Cason

December 13, 1917 - November 5, 2014

Harold G. Cason, age 96, of Milton, Florida, died Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at Santa Rosa Medical Center in Milton, Florida. Born in Vienna, he was the son of the late Henry Gordy Cason and Katie Lee Coppedge Cason. Mr. Cason had resided in Vienna and Moline, Illinois before moving to Milton 3 years ago where he was watched over by his granddaughter, Teresa L. Morrell. Because of her, he...
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Mara-Lyn R. Bowie

August 3, 1936 - November 3, 2014

Mara-Lyn Richter Bowie, age 78, of Unadilla, died Monday, November 3, 2014, at Leisure Life in Unadilla. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, she worked as a para-legal. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. Survivors include: Daughter: Lisa Jones (Michael) of Elko Sons: Michael G. Southard of Charleston, SC Stephen M. Southard of Charleston, SC Sister: Joy Dasher of Opelika, AL ...
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Wanaza V. Lamb

August 25, 1928 - November 1, 2014

Wanaza V. Lamb, age 86, of 305 Charles Street, Vienna, died Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Clinton Lamb and Ruth Milford Lamb. She was a member of Drayton Baptist Church, the WMU and taught Sunday School. She retired from Southeast Dairy Supply where she was a bookkeeper. Survivors include:...
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Agnes Holland

November 5, 1920 - November 1, 2014

Agnes Holland, age 93, of Unadilla, died Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Taylor Regional Hospital in Hawkinsville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Unadilla.
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David I. Brigman

September 18, 1933 - October 28, 2014

David I. Brigman, age 81, of 3382 Highway 257, Vienna, died Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at his residence. Born in Clinton, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Percy Brigman and Nellie Lawson Brigman. He was a US Army veteran, a member of Vienna First Baptist Church and retired as a floor manager for Lanier Clothing. David loved fishing, deer hunting and dogs. Survivors include: Daughter...
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Carolyn F. Thompson

October 23, 1941 - October 18, 2014

Carolyn F. Thompson, age 72, of 2820 Sugar Hill Road, Unadilla, died Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Pinewood Manor in Hawkinsville. Born in Pulaski County, she was the daughter of the late Homer Faulk and Elsie Bivins Faulk. She retired as the office manager for Mid South Co-Op and was a member of County Line Baptist Church. Survivors include: Daughter: Dewana Statham (Tom) of Unadilla ...
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Lamar Baggs, Jr.

January 25, 1932 - October 15, 2014

Armond Lamar Baggs, Jr. age 82, of 1514 Templeton Road, Vienna, died Wednesday, October 15, 2014, in Decatur. Born in Albany, he was the son of the late Armond Lamar Baggs and Leila Childree Baggs. He was a US Navy veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Baggs worked as an air traffic controller and was a member of Drayton United Methodist Church. Survivors include: Daughter: Regina Baggs of Decatur ...
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Sally W. Bailey

May 6, 1943 - October 14, 2014

Sally W. Bailey, age 71, of 1419 County Line Road, Hawkinsville, died Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at her residence. Born in Wytheville, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Paul Jacob Walters and Winifred Kinser Walters. Sally was a homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She lived life to the fullest and maintained a strong faith in God. Survivors include: Husband: Richard...
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Dorothy S. Barlow

November 7, 1944 - October 14, 2014

Dorothy S. Barlow, age 69, of 790 Chandler Road, Vienna, died Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at Navicent Health Care in Macon. Born in Vienna, she was the daughter of the late Delma Levi Stillwell and Curtis Free Stillwell. She was a LPN and a member of Pinehurst United Methodist Church. Survivors include: Son: Jeff Nutt (Lisa) of Vienna Sister: Virginia S. Brown (David) of Vienna Grandson: ...
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Barbara Jane Cryder

November 8, 1953 - September 3, 2014

Barbara Jane Cryder, age 60, of 332 Campers Haven Road, Vienna, died Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at her residence. She was a Baptist. Survivors include: Mother: Leartis C. Long of Vienna Sisters: Sheila Clements of Vienna Faye Bush of Byron Nita Little of Americus Wendy Hohnadel of Warner Robins Brothers: Joe Wade of Warner Robins Ron Wade of Warner Robins Graveside services will be at 4...
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Robert B. Miller, Jr.

April 26, 1921 - September 1, 2014

Robert B. Miller, Jr., age 93, of 5613 Highway 41 North, Vienna, died Monday, September 1, 2014, at his residence. Born in White County, he was the son of the late Robert B. Miller and Nona Cantrell Miller. He was a US Army Air Force veteran of WW II, worked for EMC and retired as supervisor of the FHA office. Mr. Miller was a member of Vienna First Baptist Church, the Caleb Sunday School...
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Nelson Dupree

October 12, 1937 - July 27, 2014

Nelson Dupree, age 76, of 3026 Pine Street, Unadilla, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his residence. Born in Dooly County, he was the son of the late Robert Dupree and Roberta Tyner Dupree. Nelson earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Valdosta State College in 1959 and his Master's Degree from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1971. He graduated from Loyola School of Law in 1979 and...
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Faye Kimbrough

January 9, 1945 - July 24, 2014

Faye Kimbrough, age 69, of 1655 Highway 41 South, Vienna, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at her residence after an extended illness. Born in Vienna, she was the daughter of the late Zeke Everett and Lillian Harpe Everett. She lived in Vienna most of her life and was a member of F.I.S.H. Baptist Church. Survivors include: Daughter: Eve Kimbrough of Vienna Son: Del Kimbrough of Pinehurst ...
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Thomas I. Sangster

July 25, 1931 - July 18, 2014

Thomas I. (T. I.) Sangster, age 82, of 5215 Tippettville Road, Vienna, died Friday, July 18, 2014. Born in Vienna, he was the son of the late Homer and Faustine Britt Sangster and a US Army veteran. While serving in the US Army Corps of Engineers, he attended the University of South Carolina. He later attended Georgia State University, where he received a BBA in Business Management. He was...
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G. W. Johnson

October 11, 1933 - July 8, 2014

G. W. "Doc" Johnson, age 80, of 505 Hudson Road, Vienna, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at his residence. Born in Byromville, he was the son of the late William R. Johnson and Frances Mitchell Johnson. He was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church where he was the Adult Sunday School teacher and served as a Deacon. Doc was a retired mechanic and was a member of Millwood Masonic Lodge #198 F&AM. ...
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Joseph Daniel Speight III

July 25, 1983 - June 29, 2014

Joseph Daniel Speight, III, age 30, of 1855 Liberty Church, Pinehurst, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at his residence. Born in Macon, he was a 2001 graduate of Fullington Academy and a 2006 graduate of Georgia Southern University where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Joseph was assistant vice-president of State Bank & Trust and was a member of Vienna United Methodist Church. He was...
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Carolyn M. Davis

March 2, 1920 - June 12, 2014

Carolyn M. Davis, age 94, of 9560 Third District Road, Unadilla, died Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Leisure Life in Unadilla. Born in Dooly County, she was the daughter of the late William David Mashburn and Carrie Lila Peavy Mashburn. She was a lifelong member of Harmony Baptist Church and sold AVON for 49 years. Survivors include: Daughter: Avis Martin of Covington Son: David Fullington ...
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Evelyn P. Garrett

October 24, 1927 - June 7, 2014

Evelyn P. Garrett, age 86, of 704 22nd Avenue East, Cordele, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele. Born in Pitts, she was the daughter of the late William and Fannie Lee Phillips. She and her husband operated the Super Test Oil Service Station in Cordele for many years. Survivors include: Husband: Jack Garrett of Cordele Grandchildren: Phillip Warren (Tammy)...
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Irma H. Shugart

May 19, 1937 - June 3, 2014

Irma H. Shugart, of 202 Highway 329 West, Unadilla, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at her residence. Born in Unadilla, she was the daughter of the late Albert Lee Hall and Callie Roper Hall. She was a member of Snow United Methodist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star and loved flowers. Survivors include: Sons: Willie R. Shugart, Jr. (Cheryl) of Unadilla Albert C. Shugart, Sr. (Marie) of...
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Johnnie L. Tarrer, Sr.

April 4, 1922 - June 2, 2014

Johnnie L. Tarrer, Sr. age 92, of Wynfield Park in Albany, died Monday, June 2, 2014, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. Born in Cordele, he was the son of the late Willie Henry Tarrer and Annie Mae Hickox Tarrer. Mr. Tarrer was a farmer, worked at Harris Press & Shear, worked for the City of Lilly and served on the Lilly City Council. He was a member of Lilly Baptist Church where...
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Lesta H. Prater

July 25, 1925 - May 27, 2014

Lesta H. Prater, age 88, of Perry, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Summerhill Nursing Center in Perry. Born in Muleshoe, Texas, she was the daughter of the late James Hargis and Cora Hatley Hargis. She served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II and worked as a clerk for Holiday Inn. She loved her People magazines and CNN news, keeping up with all the current events. Lesta has now...
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Ronnie J. Leavens

October 26, 1955 - May 19, 2014

Ronnie J. Leavens, age 58, of 300 Whitfield Road, Elko, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at his residence. Born in Montezuma, he was the son of the late John Leavens and Beatrice Baisden Leavens. Ronnie was the owner/operator of Leavens Properties. He was a hard-working, amazing man full of love, laughter and always lived life to the fullest. He never met a stranger and would do anything in his...
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Tanya L. Peavy

October 21, 1978 - May 8, 2014

Tanya L. Peavy, age 35, of 727 Mulberry Street, Unadilla, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. She was born in Macon, graduated from Houston County High School and was a member of Unadilla United Methodist Church. Tanya was a special person who touched many lives. She was loved by her family and friends and her life was truly a blessing to all who knew...
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Kathy J. Tucker

October 30, 1965 - April 19, 2014

Kathy Jones Tucker, age 48, of 4505 Sugar Hill Road, Unadilla, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at her residence. Born in Hawkinsville, she was a 1983 graduate of Hawkinsville High School, a member of County Line Baptist Church and worked as a custodian at Fullington Academy. Survivors include: Daughter: Ashley Sinyard of Unadilla Parents: Russell and Linda Jones of Unadilla Brother: Chris...
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Gene William Johnson

April 3, 1957 - April 14, 2014

Gene W. Johnson, age 57, of 22185 South Oaks Road, Byromville, died Monday, April 14, 2014. Gene was born in Vienna to Gladys A. Johnson and the late Jessie Ray "Bud" Johnson. He was a carpenter. Survivors include: Son: Will Wilkes of Bossier City, LA Mother: Gladys A. Johnson of Byromville Sisters: Dorothy A. Lester (Bill) of Byromville Gwen J. Free (Chip) of Elko Brothers: Jackie Ray...
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A. C. Daniels, Jr.

November 3, 1923 - April 7, 2014

A. C. Daniels, Jr., age 90, of Vienna, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. Born in Pinehurst, he was the son of the late Asa Charles Daniels and Willa Davis Daniels. He was a member and Deacon of Vienna First Baptist Church. Mr. Daniels was the past-chairman of the Dooly County Board of Commissioners and served his community in various other...
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Rudolph McKinley

February 28, 1924 - April 6, 2014

Reverend Rudolph McKinley, age 90 of Knoxville, Tennessee, left his earthly home in the early morning hours of Sunday, April 6, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Reverend McKinley was a Methodist minister in the Florida Conference. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and was a graduate of the University of Georgia and the Emory University School of Theology, Atlanta, GA....
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Earley Tyner

March 13, 1952 - March 24, 2014

Earley Tyner, age 62, of 104 South Lake Drive, Perry, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins. Born in Peach County, he was the son of the late Judson Tyner and Lucille Spradley Tyner and a truck driver. Mr. Tyner was a fun-loving husband, father and grandfather. Survivors include: Wife: Alice B. Tyner of Perry Daughter: Tabatha Jones (Michael) of Perry Sons...
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Louise S. Everett

November 7, 1921 - March 19, 2014

Louise S. Everett, age 92, of 800 Everett Road, Pinehurst, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Born in Dooly County, she was the daughter of the late Milton Smith and Sally Ophelia Sledge Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of the Dooly County Home Demonstration Club. Mrs. Everett was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and her favorite scriptures were Psalm...
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Bobby Kidd

June 20, 1932 - March 17, 2014

William R. "Bobby" Kidd, Jr., age 81, of 1011 East Union Street, Vienna, died Monday, March 17, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Kidd, known as "Flats" to many people, was born in Vienna to the late William R. Kidd and Blanche Adel McDowell Kidd. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and retired from Federal-State Inspection Service where he was an Agricultural Inspector. He was a member...
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Ronald Bush

May 25, 1937 - March 13, 2014

Ronald Bush, age 76, of 429 Beacham Avenue, Unadilla, died Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Taylor Regional Hospital in Hawkinsville. Born in Vienna he was the son of the late Luther Bush and Eunice Buckner Bush. He served in the Air National Guard, retired from Robins AFB and was owner of Bush Satellite Service. Ronald enjoyed gardening and restoring classic 1957 Chevrolets. Survivors include:...
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Alice D. Patton

August 16, 1943 - March 7, 2014

Alice D. Patton, age 70, of 975 Indian Boundary Road, Pinehurst, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at her residence. Born in Pinehurst, she was the daughter of the late L. J. Dupree and Lida Davis Dupree. She was a member of Pinehurst Baptist Church and served as the Deputy Clerk of the Dooly County Superior Court for 14 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Patton and her siblings,...
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Earl Peavy

July 5, 1930 - February 27, 2014

Earl Peavy, age 83, of 1270 Drayton Loop, Vienna, died Thursday, February 27, 2014, at Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon. Born in Vienna, he was the son of the late Leonard Peavy and Maggie Lou Brown Peavy. Earl was born into a farm family and remained in farming until he joined the US Army in 1950. Following his military service, he returned to Vienna where he owned the Standard Oil Service...
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Hazel M. Spradley

August 3, 1915 - February 25, 2014

Hazel M. Spradley, age 98, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at Church Home Rehab and Health Care Center in Houston County. Born in Unadilla, she was the daughter of the late Brite Hudson and Florence Bartlett Hudson. She was a homemaker, a member of Pinehurst Baptist Church and the widow of Milton Spradley. Survivors include: Daughters: Betty Kinard (Thomas) of Macon Helen Bowen (Clayton) of...
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Hardy E. Cranford

April 26, 1946 - February 25, 2014

Hardy E. "Buddy" Cranford, age 67, of 1885 Parham Road, Vienna, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at his residence. Born in Vienna, he was the son of the late James Hardy Cranford and Gussie Jackson Cranford. Buddy retired from the City of Cordele where he was a mechanic. He attended Vienna Church of God. Survivors include: Wife: Janie Cranford of Vienna Daughter: Sherry Mathews of Vienna ...
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Mary Mashburn Scarborough

August 22, 1924 - February 12, 2014

Mary Mashburn Scarborough, age 89, of 276 Mashburn Store Road, Unadilla, died Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at her residence. Born in Unadilla, she was the daughter of the late W. D. Mashburn and Carrie Peavy Mashburn. She had worked at Robins AFB. Mrs. Scarborough was a member of Harmony Baptist Church and loved her family and her church family. Survivors include: Daughters: Cheryl Shelton...
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Jacqueline S. Mitchell

February 2, 1964 - February 12, 2014

Jacqueline S. Mitchell, age 50, of 1270 Priest Road, Vienna, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at her residence. Born in Vienna, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Suggs and Evelyn Turner Suggs and a Baptist. Survivors include: Husband: Jerry Mitchell of Vienna Son: Zachary Lee Turner Mitchell of Vienna Daughter: Amber Nicole Mitchell Howell (Danny) of Eastman Sisters: Lisa Dunaway...
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Jerry L. McIntyre

March 25, 1949 - February 5, 2014

Jerry L. McIntyre, age 64, of 101 Shady Grove Lane, Kathleen, died Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at Perry Hospital in Perry. Born in Unadilla, he was the son of the late Alonzo David McIntyre and Agnes Tharpe McIntyre. Jerry was a veteran of the United States Army and later retired from the Georgia Department of Corrections. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Unadilla. Survivors...
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Walter H. Allen

June 27, 1939 - February 4, 2014

Walter H. Allen, age 74, of 4465 Tippettville Road, Vienna, died Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at Crisp Regional Nursing & Rehab. Born in Lilly, he was the son of the late W. H. Allen and Mattie Zue Williams Allen. He was a United States Navy veteran, a member of Smyrna Baptist Church and the Sanctuary Choir. Survivors include: Wife: Katherine Allen of Vienna Sons: Walter Allen (Frances) of...
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Sarah S. McKinley

August 20, 1926 - January 26, 2014

Sarah S. McKinley, age 87, of Knoxville, Tennessee, died Sunday, January 26, 2014, at her residence. Born in Unadilla, she was the daughter of the late Willie Andrew Scott and Geraldine Dennard Scott. She was a resident of Jacksonville, Florida for many years and was a retired elementary school teacher and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the...
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Van A. Vaughan, Sr.

July 1, 1929 - January 22, 2014

Van A. Vaughan, Sr., age 84, of 20820 Highway 27 West, Vienna, died Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at Doctor's Hospital in Columbus. Born in Sumter County, he was the son of the late James Nunally Vaughan and Ferol Adams Vaughan. He was a devoted member of Drayton Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. Mr. Vaughan was a retired farmer and owner of F & V Trucking Company. He had also served...
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Shirley S. Ashley

January 19, 1929 - January 20, 2014

Shirley S. Ashley, age 85, of 526 North Third Street, Vienna, died Monday, January 20, 2014, at Taylor Regional Hospital in Hawkinsville. Born in Dublin, she was the daughter of the late Hardy Smith and Inez Sessions Smith. She had worked as an insurance clerk for Yates & Associates in Dublin. Survivors include: Daughter: Susan Smith (Wayne) of Pinehurst Brother: Joseph Smith of Dublin ...
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Virgil D. Hudson

April 14, 1930 - January 3, 2014

Virgil D. "Doc" Hudson, Sr., age 83, of 529 Old Americus Road, Vienna, died Friday, January 3, 2014, at his residence. Born in Vienna, he was the son of the late Jerry Hudson and Bessie Mae Allen Hudson and a US Army veteran. He was a carpenter and the owner of Hudson Construction Company. Doc loved deer hunting, snow skiing and grilling. His first wife, Ellen Andrews Hudson, preceded him in...
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