Our Obituaries

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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Lucy C. Golden

March 12, 1932 - December 30, 2013

Lucy C. Golden, age 81, of 7699 Highway 41 North, Vienna, died Monday, December 30, 2013, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele. Mrs. Golden was the daughter of the late Woodfin Collier and Beulah Lamberth Collier. She was a homemaker, a member of Vienna First Baptist Church and the Ruth Sunday School Class. Mrs. Golden was preceded in death by her husband, Orbrey C. Golden. She was a loving...
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James L. Graves, Jr.

March 17, 1935 - December 11, 2013

James L. "Jimmy" Graves, Jr., age 78, of 3057 Pine Street, Unadilla, died Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at Taylor Regional Hospital in Hawkinsville. Born in Dooly County, he was the son of the late James L. Graves and Beulah Mashburn Graves. He was a US Army veteran and retired from Robins Air Force Base where he was an aircraft mechanic. Jimmy was a member of First Baptist Church of Unadilla,...
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Mary M. Everett

December 12, 1929 - December 10, 2013

Mary M. Everett, age 83, of Unadilla, died Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at Leisure Life in Unadilla. Born in Unadilla, she was the daughter of the late Arthur McEachern and Mary Lizzie Anderson McEachern. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and worked as a bookkeeper at Gold Kist. Her husband, William H. Everett, preceded her in death. Survivors include: Daughters: Beth Bledsoe of...
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Keith Simmons

September 7, 1936 - December 9, 2013

Rev. Keith Simmons, age 77, of 101 Lewis Mill Road, Vienna, died Monday, December 9 at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele. Born in Wichita, Kansas, he was the son of the late Roy Gilbert Simmons and Doris Marie Weatherby Simmons. He earned his Bachelor's and Master of Theology degrees from the Texas Baptist Institute and Seminary in Henderson, Texas. He earned his Doctor of Divinity degree at...
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Faye L. Odom

February 28, 1925 - December 7, 2013

Faye L. Odom, age 88, of 509 Hudson Road, Vienna, died Saturday, December 7, 2013, at Cordele Health & Rehab in Cordele. Born in White County, she was the daughter of the late Elbert Loggins and Emma Gray Loggins. She was a member of County Line Baptist Church and had worked as an insurance agent for Liberty National. She also assisted her husband, the late James Ernest Odom, in their family...
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Florence Christine Forehand

July 15, 1918 - November 27, 2013

Florence Christine Forehand, age 95, of Tucson, Arizona and beloved by all who met her, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 27, 2013. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia and resided her early life in Fort Benning. She later lived in Savannah prior to moving to Tucson, Arizona in 1965. Mrs. Forehand was a homemaker. She was a member of the Retired Officer's Wives and a member of St. Paul...
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Kathryn W. Roberts

July 6, 1918 - November 27, 2013

Kathryn W. Roberts, age 95, of 646 Oak Avenue, Pinehurst, died Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at Heart of Georgia Hospice-Inpatient Care in Perry. Born in Dooly County, she was the daughter of the late William Harrison Wilson and Maude Holt Wilson. She was a retired school teacher and postmaster. Mrs. Roberts was a faithful member of Pinehurst Baptist Church for 83 years. She was the former...
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Harold F. Mickel, Sr.

December 26, 1932 - November 23, 2013

Harold F. Mickel, Sr., age 80, of 788 Creekside Drive, Vienna, died Saturday, November 23, 2013, at his residence. Born in Valdosta, he was the son of the late Hal Henry Mickel and Leo Hughes Mickel. He was a United States Navy veteran and retired from Bell South. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Edward Mickel, Marion Bush and Bobby Mickel. Survivors include: Wife: Lillian Carlo...
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Herbert P. Holman, Jr.

July 4, 1942 - November 22, 2013

Herbert P. "Phil" Holman, Jr., age 71, of 7861 Third District Road, Unadilla, died Friday, November 22, 2013, at Leisure Life in Unadilla. Born in Marion Junction, Alabama, he was the son of the late Herbert P. Holman and Mabel Chisolm Holman. He was a member of Unadilla United Methodist Church and retired as the manager of All State Truck Stop. Phil was a past-master of Millwood Masonic Lodge...
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Ilene F. Mashburn

July 27, 1928 - October 22, 2013

Ilene F. Mashburn, age 85, of 545 Third District Road, Unadilla, died Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at her residence. Born in Dooly County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Fraser and Ila Vadna Cantrell Fraser. She was a faithful member of Harmony Baptist Church where she was active in the WMU and leading children's church. Mrs. Mashburn also volunteered as a pink lady at Dooly Medical...
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John E. Brannen

December 2, 1940 - October 12, 2013

John Edward "J. E." Brannen, age 72, of Canton, died Saturday, October 12, 2013, at Tranquility Hospice at Kennesaw Mountain in Marietta. Born in Unadilla, he was the son of the late John D. "Bud" Brannen and Lucy Ransom Brannen. He served as an Airman 2nd Class in the United States Air Force from 1958 to 1962. He married and moved to Atlanta in 1964 where he worked for 30 years in the...
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Juanita McWhorter

June 5, 1935 - September 30, 2013

Juanita McWhorter, age 78, of 230 McWhorter Street, Unadilla, died Monday, September 30, 2013, at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. Born in Unadilla, she was the daughter of the late Corbin Bowen and Grace Shivers Bowen. She retired from DFACS as a case worker. Mrs. McWhorter was a member of First Baptist Church of Unadilla, the Ruth Sunday School Class and the WMU. She had also...
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Frank N. Lovell

November 10, 1935 - August 12, 2013

Frank N. Lovell, age 77, of Lilly, died Monday, August 12, 2013, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele. Born in Sunbury, Ohio, he was the son of the late Wester Lovell and Beatrice Broadway Lovell and the widower of Louise Greene Lovell. Frank loved the Lord and his family. He was known for his quick wit and joke telling. He was also an avid music and movie buff. Survivors include: Sister: ...
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Robert L. Thompson

November 30, 1947 - August 10, 2013

Robert Lee Thompson, age 65, of Lizella, died Saturday, August 10, 2013, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele. Born in Unadilla, he was the son of the late Perry Thompson and Mary Hattie Layfield Thompson. He was a carpenter. Survivors include: Companion: Gail Cooksey of Lizella Son: Allen Thompson of Macon Step-Son: David Watson of Unadilla Step-Daughter: Tammy Kimsey of Vienna ...
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Doris C. Dolph

November 3, 1917 - August 2, 2013

Doris C. Dolph, age 95, of 632 Third Street, Unadilla, died Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Windsor of Ocala in Ocala, Florida. Born in Dooly County, she was the daughter of the late George F. Clewis and Mamie Lillian Yearwood Clewis. She was a member of Unadilla United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School, was president of the UMW and played the organ from 1963 to 1995. Mrs. Dolph...
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Virginia L. Lockerman

September 29, 1934 - July 23, 2013

Virginia L. Lockerman, age 78, of 2915 Jenkins Farm Road, Byromville, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Heart of Georgia Hospice in Perry. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Curtis Lamberth and Lena Grace Johnson Lamberth. She was a member of Byromville Baptist Church and the widow of J. D. Lockerman. Survivors include: Daughters: Angie & Tripp Burton of Vienna Robin & Mark...
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Bryce Bledsoe

December 23, 1948 - July 13, 2013

Bryce Bledsoe, age 64, of 425 Borum Street, Unadilla, died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at his residence. Born in Vienna, he was the son of the late Thomas J. Bledsoe and Ernestine Christmas Bledsoe and a farmer. Survivors include: Wife: Beth Bledsoe of Unadilla Sons: Jeff Bledsoe (Shane) of Byron Scott Bledsoe (Stephanie) of Roswell Sisters: Marie Hutchinson (Curt) of Chapin, SC Edith Chambless...
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Irwin P. Churchwell

August 21, 1946 - July 7, 2013

Irwin P. Churchwell, age 66, of 1810 Pleasant Valley Road, Vienna, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, at his residence. Irwin was born in Baldwin County but resided in Dooly County most of his life. He graduated from Jenkins Elementary School and was a 1964 graduate of Vienna High School. After serving as a military policeman in the United States Air Force, he returned home and attended Georgia...
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Martha J. Hall

September 15, 1944 - July 6, 2013

Martha J. Hall, age 68, of 436 Fish Hatchery Road, Cordele, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele. Born in Moultrie, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Cole and Nellie Jane Miller Cole. She was a homemaker, a member of Grace Baptist Church in Cordele and the widow of Steve Travis Hall. Mrs. Hall loved the Lord and was devoted to her family. Survivors include:...
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Kattie I. Brown

June 28, 1922 - June 24, 2013

Kattie I. Brown, age 90, of 2895 Arena Road, Unadilla died Monday, June 24, 2013, at Pinewood Manor Nursing Home in Hawkinsville. Born in Unadilla, she was the daughter of the late Sherry Lee Brown and Willie Quincy Cross Brown. She was a homemaker and a member of Mars Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her brother, Tommy J. Brown, her sister, Jimmie Lee Bridges and her great...
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LaVonne Wright

January 1, 1954 - June 23, 2013

LaVonne Wright, age 59, of 662 Collins Road, Pinehurst, died Sunday, June 23, 2013. Born in Vienna, she was the daughter of Asbury Wright and the late Charlene Boswell Wright. She was a member of Pinehurst United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday School. She had worked as a Medical Technologist at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany and was a foster parent. ...
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Newell N. Thombley

October 25, 1925 - June 21, 2013

Newell N. Thombley, age 87, of 400 South Seventh Street, Vienna, died Friday, June 21, 2013, at his residence. Born in Vienna, he was the son of the late Walter Lee Thombley and Sallie Sangster Thombley. He was a retired farmer, a former school bus driver and a member of Tippettville Baptist Church. Survivors include: Nephews: Bruce Thombley of Vienna James T. Thombley, Jr. of Hawkinsville ...
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Lucy J. Edalgo

April 13, 1930 - June 17, 2013

Lucy J. Edalgo, age 83, of 309 Old Americus Road, Vienna, died Monday, June 17, 2013, at Southern Retreat in Vienna. Born in Brantley, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Lem Albert Johns and Flossie Idella Farmer Johns. She was a homemaker and a seamstress. Mrs. Edalgo was a faithful member of Vienna First Baptist Church, the Ruth Sunday School Class and taught Sunday School for many...
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Marjorie C. Williams

June 19, 1919 - June 11, 2013

Marjorie C. Williams, age 93, of 1460 Highway 41 South, Vienna, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at her residence. Born in Vienna, she was the daughter of the late Dan Christmas and Ola Peavy Christmas. She was a homemaker and the oldest member of Liberty Baptist Church. Mrs. Williams lived a beautiful, simple life. She loved being around people and they enjoyed being around her. Survivors...
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Bobbie Lee Tyndal

December 20, 1920 - June 7, 2013

Bobbie Lee Tyndal, age 92, of 51 Taylor Road, Unadilla, died Friday, June 7, 2013, in Warner Robins. Mrs. Tyndal was the daughter of the late Robert Anderson and Tommie Lee Davis Anderson. She worked as a machine operator at Kellwood and was a member of First Baptist Church of Unadilla, the Ruth Sunday School Class and served as church hostess. Survivors include: Daughters: Gail Tyndal...
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Michelle H. Cooley

January 4, 1968 - June 3, 2013

Michelle Hudson Cooley, age 45, of 400 Arbor Crest, Richardson, Texas, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at her residence. Michelle was born in Vienna to the late Harvey Hudson and Sarah Dupree Hudson. She was a 1986 graduate of Dooly County High School, a graduate of Middle Georgia College and attended First Methodist Church of Richardson. Michelle was an adoring mother who devoted her life to her...
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Tilda L. Parker

September 22, 1924 - June 2, 2013

Tilda Lee Parker, 88, of Unadilla, GA and a former resident of Polk County, Tennessee passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Clifton Lee and Ethel Barker Lee; sister, Gladys Cook; and brother, Troy Lee. Survivors include her daughter, Glenda Rowland; granddaughter, Valerie Bryant; great grandson, Gavin Bryant;...
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Alfred G. Sullivan

May 9, 1927 - June 1, 2013

Alfred G. "Buddy" Sullivan, age 86, of 2394 Vineville Avenue, Macon, went to his homecoming on Saturday, June 1, 2013. He was born in Dooly County on May 9, 1927 and was the eldest son of the late Lloyd Glenn and Viola Campbell Sullivan. He was a farmer in Georgia and North Carolina who loved the outdoors and all animals. Mr. Sullivan retired to Florida and after the death of his wife, Ruth...
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Craddock Durham

April 24, 1927 - May 28, 2013

Craddock Durham, age 86 of Calhoun and formerly of Albany and Vienna, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton. Born in Woodville, Georgia, he was the son of the late A. F. Durham and Helen Pope McWhorter Durham. He retired as Vice President of the Joe Brashears Steel Company in Albany. Craddock was a member of Belmont Baptist Church and served as a Baptist minister at...
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Mary H. Dillard

June 19, 1924 - May 26, 2013

Mary H. Dillard, age 88, of Unadilla, died Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins. Born in Bleckley County, she was the daughter of the late George T. Hall and Clara Methvin Hall. She was the widow of Horace Dillard and retired from Unadilla Manufacturing. Mrs. Dillard was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Unadilla, the WMU and served as church hostess. ...
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Carol F. Summerville

November 27, 1953 - May 19, 2013

Carol F. Summerville, age 59, of 251 Oakland Cemetery Road, Byromville, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at her residence. Born in Lilly, she was the daughter of the late Z. T. Fountain and Gladys Phillips Fountain. She was a Methodist and had worked as a dispatcher for Tyson Foods. Carol was a loving and devoted wife, mother and Nonna. Survivors include: Husband: Jimmy Summerville of Byromville ...
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Bob L. Hamsley, Sr.

November 23, 1929 - May 15, 2013

Bob L. Hamsley, Sr., age 83, of 2936 Pine Street, Unadilla, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at his residence. Bob was born in Grovania to the late Melvin G. Hamsley and Alice Glenn Hamsley. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of First Baptist Church of Unadilla. He retired from the pulpwood and timber business. Survivors include: Daughters: Cheri Watson (Don...
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Christine G. Collins

May 25, 1927 - May 10, 2013

Christine G. Collins, age 85, of 9365 Third District Road, Unadilla, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at Leisure Life in Unadilla. Born in Griffin, she was the daughter of the late James Carlton Goodson and Myrtice Idell Coleman Goodson. She was a member of Unadilla United Methodist Church for over 50 years and was a member of the Mary Murray Sunday School Class and the UMW. Mrs. Collins also served...
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Cecil J. King

September 12, 1924 - May 6, 2013

Cecil J. King, age 88, of 301 North 5th Street Vienna, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at his residence. Born in Vienna, he was the son of the late Willie King and Julia Crozier King and a US Army veteran of World War II. Mr. King was a licensed funeral director and embalmer and worked for many years as an embalmer at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville. Later, he retired from the Georgia...
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Anne D. Ricketts

August 14, 1936 - May 4, 2013

Anne D. Ricketts, age 76, of 1068 South Pine Knoll Drive, Macon, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. Born in Byromville, she was the daughter of the late Charles B. Dupree and Ernestine Peavy Dupree. She was a homemaker and a member of Ingleside Baptist Church and the Mary Martha Sunday School Class. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Walter...
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Charles W. Teague, Jr.

June 30, 1930 - May 4, 2013

Charles W. Teague, Jr. age 82, of Unadilla, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele. Charles was a resident of Unadilla but had resided at Crisp Regional Nursing & Rehab for the last few years. While in Unadilla, he worked as an attendant at Conner's BP. There are no surviving family members. No services will be held. Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Unadilla has...
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Marvin F. Heath

September 20, 1935 - May 2, 2013

Marvin F. Heath, age 77, of 1021 Oak Street, Unadilla, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at his residence. Born in Unadilla, he was the son of the late Alva Heath and Ivlee Barron Heath. He retired from Robins Air Force Base and was a member of First Baptist Church of Unadilla and the Charles Speight Sunday School Class. Mr. Heath was a former city councilman and Mayor Pro-tem in Unadilla and also...
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Retha H. Senn

September 26, 1950 - April 21, 2013

Retha Senn, age 62, of Byromville, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele. Born in Byromville, she was the daughter of the late Harvey Hamilton Hutchens and Willie B. Purvis Hutchens. She was a member of Lilly United Methodist Church and worked as a waitress at All State Truck Stop in Unadilla. Her husband, Charles Edward Senn, preceded her in death. Survivors...
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Mary M. Beavers

December 10, 1931 - April 21, 2013

Mary M. Beavers, age 81, of 1551 Mt. Vernon Road, Vienna, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele. Mrs. Beavers was a retired school teacher and a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. She was the widow of E. C. Beavers. Survivors include: Sons: Jimmy Beavers of Vienna Kenny Beavers (Kathi) of Vienna Grandchildren: Brittany Beavers of Vienna K. C. Beavers of Vienna...
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Thomas J. Youngblood

May 4, 1938 - April 12, 2013

Thomas Youngblood, age 74, died Friday, April 12, 2013, at Crisp Regional Hospital. Born in Rupert, Georgia, he was the son of the late Willis Youngblood and Minnie Lockwood Youngblood and retired from the Bibb County Sanitation Department. Survivors include: Sisters: Eva McDaniel of Lilly Ruby Kelly of Macon Brother: Lewis Youngblood of Fitzgerald He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma...
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Charles O. Worn

September 11, 1931 - April 12, 2013

Charles O. Worn, age 81, of 760 McNeese Road, Vienna, died Friday, April 12, 2013, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. Born in Climax, Georgia, he was the son of the late Charles O. Worn and Rosa Layton Worn. He was a US Air Force veteran of the Korean War and retired from Proctor & Gamble. Mr. Worn was a member of Northside Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for...
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Ernest S. Ingram, Jr.

March 23, 1926 - April 1, 2013

Ernest S. Ingram, Jr. age 87, of 1709 Winston Drive, Macon, died Monday, April 1, 2013, at Coliseum Medical Center in Macon. Born in Dania, Florida he was the son of the late Ernest S. Ingram and Annie Laurie Wise Ingram. He retired from Southern Railroad where he was a dispatcher. Mr. Ingram was a member of Glenwood Hills Baptist Church in Macon. Survivors include: Nieces/Nephews: Patsy...
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Laverne Bowen

February 22, 1924 - March 18, 2013

Laverne Bowen, age 89, of 2715 Findlay Road, Pinehurst, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at Leisure Life in Unadilla. Born in Pinehurst, she was the daughter of the late Oscar E. Bowen and Annie Porter Bowen. She worked as a program assistant with the FSA office for 40 years and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and served as church treasurer for 40 years. ...
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Joyce B. Oakes

May 26, 1926 - March 17, 2013

Joyce B. Oakes, age 86, of 471 Oak Street, Pinehurst, entered into rest at Leisure Life in Unadilla after a short illness. She was born in Madison, Florida to the late Austin Bowden, Jr. and Eliza Bowden and raised in Pinehurst. She graduated from Pinehurst High School and was valedictorian of her class. She worked for a short time at Robins Air Force Base before marrying L. A. Oakes, Jr....
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James B. Milikin

July 4, 1941 - March 13, 2013

James B. Milikin, age 71, of 510 Deliesseline Drive, Vienna, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at his residence. Born in Baxley, he was the son of the late Manley B. Milikin and Aline Holland Milikin. James worked for the US Department of Agriculture as a soil conservation technician and later was the owner of Milikn Exterminating. He was a member of Vienna Church of God. Survivors include:...
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Betty Jean Bivins

August 31, 1940 - March 12, 2013

Betty Jean Bivins, age 72, of 2575 Sugar Hill Road, Unadilla, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Taylor Regional Hospital in Hawkinsville. Born in Unadilla, she was the daughter of the late Jodie Wesley Suggs and Emma Thompson Suggs. She worked as a cloth cutter for 40 years at Unadilla Manufacturing and was a member of County Line Baptist Church. Betty Jean was a kind, giving soul who was a...
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Carla C. Hunter

October 8, 1941 - March 10, 2013

Carla C. Hunter, age 71, of 12785 Highway 230 West, Unadilla, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at her residence. Born in Unadilla, she was the daughter of the late Dewitt Clewis and Sally King Clewis. Carla attended ABAC and the University of Georgia. She was a former teacher in the Cobb County School System and a member of Fort Valley United Methodist Church and the Woman's Club of Fort Valley. ...
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Myra Lewis

December 27, 1918 - March 9, 2013

Myra Lewis, age 94, of Lilly, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Vienna.
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Gertrude M. Cooper

May 26, 1922 - March 9, 2013

Gertrude M. "Rat" Cooper, age 90, of 85 Turner Road, Vienna, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Crisp Regional Nursing & Rehab. Born in Vienna, she was the daughter of the late Ollie C. Mitchell and Leila Barry Mitchell. She worked as the Assistant City Clerk for the City of Vienna and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Survivors include: Son: Larry Cooper (Marsha Ann) of Griffin ...
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Liesel Kidd

July 15, 1941 - March 8, 2013

Liesel Kidd, age 71, of 1011 East Union Street, Vienna, died Friday, March 8, 2013, at her residence. Born in West Germany, she was the daughter of the late Klaus Laser and Marie-Luise Fastenau Laser. She worked as a Human Services Technician with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health. Mrs. Kidd enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading, listening to classical music, knitting, crocheting and...
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Edward Pope

January 8, 1961 - March 6, 2013

Ed Pope, age 52, of 144 Taft Lane, Fitzgerald, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Perry Hospital in Perry. Born in Vienna, he was the son of the late John Alvin Pope and Ila Mae Youngblood Pope. He was a US Navy veteran and a member of First Baptist Church of Unadilla. He was employed at Modern Dispersion South, Inc. in Fitzgerald. Survivors include: Son: Ed Pope, Jr. of Hartsville, TN ...
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Patricia P. Anderson

February 26, 1940 - March 4, 2013

Patricia P. "Pat" Anderson, age 73, of 604 2nd Street, Unadilla, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Walter Hill Peaster and Virginia Peaster. She was a beautician and a member of First Baptist Church of Unadilla. Survivors include: Husband: Lewis Anderson of Unadilla Daughter: Teresa Goodroe of...
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Robert L. Akins

July 27, 1944 - March 4, 2013

Robert Lee "Buddy" Akins, age 68, of 184 Campers Haven Road, Vienna, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at his residence. Born in Vienna, he was the son of the late Robert Myles Akins and Junnie Chastain Akins. He was the Road Superintendent for Dooly County for 12 years and worked for the City of Vienna for 12 years. He was currently employed by Sanders Farm Service. Buddy was a member of Victory...
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Audrey S. McGough

April 16, 1918 - March 1, 2013

Audrey S. McGough, age 94, of 301 Church Street, Vienna, died Friday, March 1, 2013, in Montrose, Colorado. Born in Decatur County, she was the daughter of the late Ira Bascom Sadler and Minnie Lee Beckwith Sadler. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Dade City, Florida. Survivors include: Daughter: Marilyn M. Tumlinson (David) of Montrose, CO Son-in-law: John Simoneau...
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James L. Arflin

August 20, 1938 - March 1, 2013

James L. Arflin, age 74, of 1030 Indian Boundary Road, Pinehurst, died Friday, March 1, 2013, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. Born in Unadilla, he was the son of the late Worth Arflin and Mildred Gignilliat Arflin. He retired from Robins Air Force Base and was a member of Midway Independent Methodist Church. Mr. Arflin loved fishing and spending time with his children and grandchildren. ...
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Sandra Bartlett Giancola

August 3, 1942 - February 27, 2013

Sandra Bartlett Giancola, age 70, of 1692 Old Concord Road, Marietta, died Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at her residence. Born in Unadilla, she was the daughter of the late Samuel E. Bartlett and Willie Maude Watson Bartlett. She worked as a librarian in the Cobb County Public Library for 12 years and enjoyed painting and reading but her greatest enjoyment was her grandchildren. Survivors...
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Brunell M. Allen

December 11, 1917 - February 14, 2013

Brunell M. Allen, age 95, of Vienna, died Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus. Born in Dooly County, she was the daughter of the late Ollie C. Mitchell and Lelia Barry Mitchell. She was a member of Vienna First Baptist Church, the WMU and the Alathean Sunday School Class. Mrs. Allen worked as a teacher's aide in the Dooly County Schools and was the widow...
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Lonnie E. Dunbar, Jr.

June 2, 1941 - February 12, 2013

Rev. Lonnie E. Dunbar, Jr., age 71, of 306 East Union Street, Vienna, died Tuesday, February 12, 2013, in Thomasville. Born in Crisp County, he was the son of the late Lonnie E. Dunbar and Elizabeth McKinney Dunbar. He was US Navy veteran and a United Methodist minister for 30 years. Survivors include: Wife: Clara H. Dunbar of Vienna Daughter: Melissa Royals (Michael) of Leesburg Son: ...
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Floyd L. Neighbors

May 27, 1945 - January 31, 2013

Floyd L. "Buddy" Neighbors, age 67, of 308 Andrews Street, Vienna, died Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Taylor Regional Hospital in Hawkinsville. Born in Cherokee County, he was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart. Buddy retired from Best Manufacturing and enjoyed car racing, working on cars and deer hunting. He also served on the Vienna Volunteer Fire...
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Dennis H. Helms

October 14, 1938 - January 20, 2013

Dennis H. Helms, age 74, of 3491 Pinehurst-Byromville Highway, Pinehurst, died Sunday, January 20, 2013, at his residence. Born in Unadilla, he was the son of the late Monroe Helms and Mable Cross Helms. He retired from Blue Bird and was a Mason and a member of Pinehurst Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. Survivors include: Wife: Myrtle D. Helms of Pinehurst Daughter: Lisa Kilgore ...
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Samuel B. Snelling

June 28, 1931 - January 17, 2013

Samuel B. Snelling, age 81, of 19455 Ravines Court, North Fort Myers, Florida, died January 17, 2013, in Fort Myers, Florida. Born in West Palm Beach, Florida, he was the son of the late Richard J. and Erolyn Bobbit Snelling. He was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War, retired from civil service and enjoyed playing golf, watching baseball and tracing his family history. Survivors...
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Myrtle W. Lockerman

August 29, 1922 - January 16, 2013

Myrtle W. Lockerman, age 90, of 258 McWhorter Street, Unadilla, died Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Pinewood Manor in Hawkinsville. Born in Pitts, she was the daughter of the late Ennis Williford and Lannie Dowdy Williford. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Unadilla, the Fidelis Sunday School Class and the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include: Daughters: Linda...
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Dorothy S. Mashburn

August 1, 1922 - January 11, 2013

Dorothy S. " Dot" Mashburn, age 90, of 801 Oak Street, Unadilla, died Friday, January 11, 2013, at her residence. Born in Opp, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Angus Elmer Simmons and Florence Woodham Simmons. She retired from Robins Air Force Base and was a member of Unadilla United Methodist Church. Survivors include: Sister: Sara Keogh of Harrisburg, PA Grandchildren: Callie V....
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Alfred Carlton Daniel

September 15, 1932 - December 25, 2012

Alfred Carlton Daniel, age 80, of 1910 Rena Lane, Dalton, died Tuesday, December 25, 2012, at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton. Born in Atlanta, he was the son of the late Alfred Duke Daniel and Annie Ruth Morris Daniel. Alfred was an insightful and sincere man who possessed a keen sense of integrity and enjoyed research and intellectual challenges. He earned his PhD in Physics at the...
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John F. Morgan

January 25, 1926 - December 24, 2012

John F. Morgan, age 86, of 677 Pleasant Valley Road, Vienna, died peacefully at his home on Monday, December 24, 2012. He was born on the family farm near Vienna to the late Scage W. Morgan, Sr. and Mae Butler Morgan. The seventh of nine children, he enjoyed a close family all his life. He attended local schools and worked hard on the farm even as a youngster. Upon graduation from high school...
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Donald J. Bashaw

April 29, 1935 - December 17, 2012

Donald J. "Don" Bashaw, age 77, of 2999 Pine Street, Unadilla, died Monday, December 17, 2012, at Coliseum Medical Center in Macon. Born in Schenectady, New York, he was the son of the late William J. Bashaw and Dorothy M. Wooley Bashaw and a United States Navy veteran. He was a retired truck driver with Jevic Transportation, a member of the Moose Club of McDonough, the Unadilla Lions Club and...
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Willis G. Sangster

March 23, 1940 - December 10, 2012

Willis G. Sangster, age 72, of 6590 Tippettville Road, Vienna, died Monday, December 10, 2012, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Vienna.
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Athlene White

September 3, 1932 - November 29, 2012

Athlene White, age 80, of Pinehurst, died Thursday, November 29, 2012, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele. Born in Dooly County, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie W. White and Jessie Irene Gettys White. She was a member of Penia Baptist Church in Cordele, a self-employed caregiver and the widow of Frank Thomas White. Survivors include: Daughters: Patricia Bryant of Unadilla Ann West...
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Elsie R. Free

June 10, 1918 - November 27, 2012

Elsie R. Free, age 94, of 410 East Union Street, Vienna, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele. Born in Lilly, she was the daughter of the late Pate S. Rowland and Mindie Margaret Lane Rowland. She was a member of Vienna United Methodist Church, the Fellowship Sunday School Class and was honored for 48 years of perfect attendance in Sunday School. Mrs. Free...
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Virginia J. Smith

July 22, 1923 - November 23, 2012

Virginia J. Smith, age 89, of Henderson and currently a resident of Summerhill in Perry, died Friday, November 23, 2012, at Perry Hospital. Born in Hawkinsville, she was the daughter of the late Lattimer Johnson and Pearl Cross Johnson. She retired from Kellwood where she was an inspector and was a member of Henderson Baptist Church. Mrs. Smith enjoyed spending time with her family. Survivors...
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