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Joe Preston

March 4, 1925 - May 2, 2016

Joe Preston, age 91, of 18924 Ransom Road, Unadilla, died Monday, May 2, 2016, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Unadilla.
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James E. Kelly, Sr.

April 4, 1937 - April 15, 2016

James E. "Jimmy" Kelly, Sr., age 79, of 210 Church Street, Vienna, died Friday, April 15, 2016, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. Born in Cordele, he was the son of the late Grady Kelly and Maxine Fortenberry Kelly. Jimmy served 33 years as a Vienna City Councilman and was also Mayor Pro-tem. He also served as a school bus driver for 34 years. He was a member of Vienna Church of...
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Frances D. Stafford

January 28, 1942 - April 13, 2016

Frances Stafford, age 74, of Unadilla, died Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Leisure Life in Unadilla. Born in Montezuma, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Daniel and Eleanor Wall Daniel. Frances graduated summa cum laude from Georgia Southwestern University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Later, she served on the Americus Regional Library Board and led the fundraising efforts to...
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Lisa Marie Purvis

October 5, 1975 - April 9, 2016

Lisa Marie Purvis, age 40, of 467 Josey Avenue, Byromville, died Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele. Born in Adel, she was the daughter of the late William Conger and Linda Dean Conger Sirmans. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. Survivors include: Husband: Shawn Purvis of Byromville Son: William Purvis of Byromville Sisters: Billie Jo Conger of...
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Lewis Youngblood

November 11, 1951 - April 9, 2016

Lewis Youngblood, age 64, of Fitzgerald, died Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Life Care Center in Fitzgerald. Born in Oglethorpe, he was the son of the late Willie Youngblood and Minnie Lockwood Youngblood. He is survived by his sister, Eva McDaniel of Lilly. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Vienna has charge of arrangements.
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Benny Moore

September 1, 1940 - April 8, 2016

Benny Moore, age 75, of 7925 Old National Highway, Unadilla, died Friday, April 8, 2016 at his residence. Born in Unadilla, he was the son of the late Calvin Moore and Ione Barfield Moore. He served his country with honor in the United States Marine Corps and had worked at Weyerhaeuser as a machinist. Survivors include: Son: Benjamin Lane Moore of Unadilla Daughter: Amy Moore Tadich of...
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Virgil Mashburn

August 25, 1931 - March 26, 2016

Littleton "Virgil" Mashburn, 84, of Largo, Florida passed away on March 26, 2016. Virgil was born August 25, 1931 in Unadilla, Georgia, a son of the late Littleton Virgil Mashburn, Sr. and Lois Giles Mashburn. Virgil served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After the war, he was a Supervisor for J.C. Penney Company for 13 years and later a manager of Oxford Industries in...
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Robert Auby Matthews, Jr.

October 9, 1939 - March 19, 2016

Robert Auby Matthews, Jr., age 76, of Etheridge, Tennessee, died Saturday, March 19, 2016, at his residence. Born in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Robert Auby Matthews and Ruby McCurry Matthews. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture/Animal Science. While a student at the University of Georgia, Mr. Matthews was a member of...
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James Lee McWhorter

September 23, 1941 - March 17, 2016

James Lee McWhorter, age 74, of 509 Birch River Drive, Dahlonega, died Thursday, March 17, 2016, at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. Born in Unadilla, he was the son of the late James Henry McWhorter and Jewell Adams McWhorter. He was a United States Air Force veteran and retired from Robins Air Force Base. Mr. McWhorter was a member of County Line Baptist Church, was an avid golfer and loved...
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Beth Ann Bowling

November 18, 1955 - February 16, 2016

Beth Ann Folds Bowling, age 60, of 4040 Sugar Hill Road, Unadilla, died Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at Pinewood Manor in Hawkinsville. Born in Macon, she was the daughter of the late Julian Folds and Gladys Rackley Folds. She had worked at Lithonia Lighting in Cochran. Survivors include: Brother: Thomas Folds (Kim) of Unadilla Nephew: Clint Folds of Unadilla She was preceded in death by...
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Robby Brannen

February 2, 1968 - February 3, 2016

Robby Brannen, age 48, of 1654 Church Street, Dooling, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at his residence. Born in Americus, he was the son of Billy Brannen and the late Dorothy Summerville Brannen. He was a member of Dooling Baptist Church. Robby was a carpenter and loved hunting and fishing. Survivors include: Wife: Rosanna P. Brannen of Dooling Son: Robert Hunter Brannen of Dooling ...
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Walter E. Ricketts, Jr.

December 4, 1931 - January 30, 2016

Walter E. Ricketts, Jr., age 84, of 1068 South Pine Knoll Drive, Macon, died Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon. He was born on December 4, 1931 in Madison, Indiana to the late Walter E. Ricketts and Alma L. Claflin Ricketts. He was a 1949 graduate of Madison High School. He was employed at Williamson Heater until enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1951. ...
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Charlie Earl Kimsey

August 3, 1954 - January 27, 2016

Charlie Earl Kimsey, age 61, of 43 Odessa Road, Pitts, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele. Born in Dooly County, he was the son of Annie Earline Mann and the late Charlie Hershel Kimsey. Earl enjoyed life, was kind-hearted and had a free spirited personality. He loved working outdoors and walking his dog and his best friend "Sport." Earl was a member of...
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Annelle W. Tarrer

September 1, 1927 - January 27, 2016

Annelle W. "Nell" Tarrer, age 88, of Albany and formerly of Lilly, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at Wynfield Park Health and Rehab in Albany. Born in Dooly County, she was the daughter of the late Otis W. Wilkes and Nannie Mae Vinson Wilkes. She was a homemaker and a member of Lilly Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School. Survivors include: Sons: John L. Tarrer (Lee) of Monticello...
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Geneva S. Taylor

April 7, 1926 - January 23, 2016

Geneva S. Taylor, age 89, of 1115 East 8th Avenue, Cordele, died Saturday, January 23, 2016, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Vienna.
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Louise J. Bowen

July 31, 1921 - January 14, 2016

Louise J. Bowen, age 94, of 1610 Pine Ridge Road, Pinehurst, died Thursday, January 14, 2015, at her daughter's home. Born in Pinehurst, she was the daughter of the late Leon Joiner and Patricia Wilson Joiner. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and served as Tax Commissioner of Dooly County before her retirement. Survivors include: Daughters: Marcia Bowen Powers (Ed) of Macon Kay Bowen...
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Jonathan D. Folds

December 31, 1980 - January 11, 2016

Jonathan D. Folds, age 35, of 3980 Sugar Hill Road, Unadilla, died Monday, January 11, 2016, at his residence. Born in Macon, he was a driver for Sugar Hill Farms. Jonathan was preceded in death by his daughter, Makayla Pearl Folds. He was a loving and devoted husband and father. Survivors include: Wife: Sherri S. Folds of Unadilla Daughters: Haley Ann Folds of Unadilla Kaitlyn Briauna...
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Willie Lee Daniels

July 17, 1930 - December 31, 2015

Willie Lee Daniels, age 85 of 1001 Pine Needle Drive, Perry, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, December 31, 2015. Born in Pinehurst, he was the son of the late Asa Charles Daniels and Willa Davis Daniels. He was a United States Air Force veteran and retired from Robins Air Force Base where he was a flight engineer. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jimmie Carol Daniels; his children...
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Henry E. Harrell

May 8, 1954 - December 30, 2015

Henry E. Harrell, age 61, of 14 Bill Davis Road, Pineview, died Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at his residence. Born in Hawkinsville, he was the son of the late Elmer Harrell and Elizabeth Hardy Harrell. Henry worked at Dooly State Prison and served as Chief of the Dooly High Fire Department. He was also president of the Cordele Area Gun Club and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include...
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Curtis J. Lamberth, Jr.

February 8, 1932 - December 30, 2015

Curtis J. "Bud" Lamberth, Jr. age 83, of 629 Jalappa Road, Byromville, died Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at the Medical Center-Navicent Health in Macon. Born in Byromville, he was the son of the late Curtis J. Lamberth and Lena Grace Johnson Lamberth. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a retired farmer. Mr. Lamberth was a longtime member and Deacon of Byromville Baptist...
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Eddie Layfield

January 24, 1966 - December 18, 2015

Eddie Layfield, age 49, of 845 US Highway 80, East Dublin, died Friday, December 18, 2015, at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin. Born in Vienna, he was the son of the late Willie Ned Layfield and Thelma Ruth Shelton Layfield. He was a carpenter with Scott Jeffers Construction Company. Eddie was devoted to his wife and his family. Survivors include: Wife: Pam K. Layfield of East Dublin ...
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Michael C. Bivins

January 12, 1961 - December 17, 2015

Michael Clayton "Mike" Bivins, age 54, of 165 North Forty Drive, Vienna, went to be with the Lord and his brother, Ricky Bivins on Thursday, December 17, 2015. He died at his residence. Mike was born in Macon but resided in Vienna. He was employed by Keebler for 20 years. Recently, he started attending Stone Creek Baptist Church in Twiggs County. His memory will forever be treasured in the...
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Jaxon Mitchell

October 7, 2015 - December 13, 2015

Jaxon Lee Turner Mitchell, the two-month old son of Zachary Mitchell and Lisa Miller, of 845 Bell Line Road, Eastman, died Sunday, December 13, 2015, at his residence. Jaxon was born in Hawkinsville. Survivors other than his parents include his grandmother, Tammy Miller of Vienna; his grandfather, Jerry Mitchell of Vienna; his great grandmother, Lucille Linn of LaGrange, IN. Graveside services...
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Wayne Mason

May 21, 1945 - December 12, 2015

Wayne Mason, age 70, of 1283 Tremont Road, Cordele, died Saturday, December 12, 2015, at The Medical Center-Navicent Health in Macon. Born in Pinehurst, he was the son of the late Rastus "Jabo" Mason and Callie Lucile Singletary Mason. Wayne was a United States Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a Baptist and worked as a carpenter. Survivors include: Son: Junior Mason (Brandy Young...
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Tommy Moore

May 18, 1954 - December 8, 2015

Tommy "Jabo" Moore, age 61, of 1591 Johnson Avenue, Dooling, died Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at his residence. Born in Ocilla, he was the son of B. H. Bryant and the late Betty Jo Goodroe Bryant. He was a mechanic and was preceded in death by his sister, Tracey Poole. Survivors include: Daughter: Elizabeth Johnson (Wendell) of Dooling Son: Chris Moore (Dawnna) of Cedar Rapids, IA Father: ...
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Larry Westbrook

October 21, 1922 - December 8, 2015

Larry Westbrook, age 93, of 6405 Highway 41 North, Vienna, died Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon. Born in Bremen, Georgia, he was the son of the late Chester Lamar Westbrook and Bertha Massey Westbrook. He served his country with honor in the United States Army during World War II. He served two enlistments, 1940-1944 and 1949-1950. During his service, he was a driver...
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King Edwin Benson

December 16, 1946 - December 7, 2015

King Edwin "Kingston" Benson, age 68, of 1306 Underwood Drive, Dalton, died Monday, December 7, 2015, at his residence. Born in Americus, he was the son of the late Oscar Edwin Benson and Lavonia White Benson. He retired from Shaw Industries in Dalton after 29 years of service. Kingston loved gospel music. Survivors include: Sisters: Marilyn Black (Anthony) of Cartersville Glenda Welch ...
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Bobby L. Golden

August 28, 1936 - December 6, 2015

Bobby L. Golden, age 79, of 14590 Highway 41 North, Pinehurst, died Sunday, December 6, 2015, at Regency Hospital in Macon. Born in Villa Rica, he was the son of the late Lonis Golden and Geraldine Cooper Golden. He served his country with honor during the Korean Conflict on a destroyer in the United States Navy. He retired from Associated Transport where he was a truck driver and later worked...
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Mary Rucker

July 14, 1932 - December 5, 2015

Mary Rucker, age 83, of Elko, died Saturday, December 5, 2015, at Pinewood Manor in Hawkinsville. Born in Grovania, she was the daughter of the late Melvin Hamsley and Alice Glenn Hamsley. She was a homemaker and a member of Double Branch Free Will Baptist Church. She loved flowers, gardening, reading and music. Her greatest love was her family to whom she was truly devoted. Survivors...
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Donald W. Henderson

April 23, 1936 - November 30, 2015

Donald W. Henderson, age 79, of Pinehurst, died Monday, November 30, 2015, at Taylor Regional Hospital in Hawkinsville. Born in San Antonio, Texas, he was the son of the late Ramsey P. Henderson and Anna Marie Van Beekum Henderson. Don retired from Sears where he was a manager. Survivors include: Wife: Sara P. Henderson of Pinehurst Son: Donald Wayne Henderson, II of Tampa, FL Daughter: ...
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Hubert Bledsoe, Jr.

December 31, 1943 - November 20, 2015

Hubert H. Bledsoe, Jr., age 71, of 851 Highway 41 South, Vienna, died Friday, November 20, 2015, at Willson Hospice House in Albany, Georgia. Born in Pinehurst, he was the son of the late Hubert Hershel Bledsoe and Darlene Lane Bledsoe. Mr. Bledsoe served his country with honor in the United States Navy. He worked as a welder and later worked in the maintenance department at Tyson Foods. He...
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Charles W. Collins, Jr.

September 21, 1945 - November 16, 2015

Charles W. Collins, Jr., age 70 of 84 Posey Road, Unadilla, died Monday, November 16, 2015, at Merrit Health Hospital in Biloxi, Mississippi. Born in Montezuma, he was the son of the late Wendell Collins and Christine Goodson Collins. Charles taught school in Houston County for 31 years and then worked as a mail carrier in Dooly County. He was a longtime member of Unadilla United Methodist...
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Patsy S. Kinard

September 10, 1942 - November 11, 2015

Patsy Smith Kinard, age 73, of 4779 Highway 215 East, Vienna, died Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at her residence. Born in Crisp County, she was the daughter of the late Roscoe Smith and Ruby Lively Smith. Patsy was a homemaker and a faithful member of Shiloh United Methodist Church for 50 years. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. Survivors include: Daughter: Angie Busby (Jackie)...
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Cecil S. Whitehead, Jr.

September 8, 1920 - November 8, 2015

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we say goodbye to Cecil S. Whitehead, Jr., who died Sunday, November 8, 2015, at Emory University Hospital-Midtown in Atlanta, Jr. Mr. Whitehead was the much loved son of the late Cecil S. Whitehead and Cleo Burke Whitehead. He was born and raised in Vienna. During World War II, he served as an intelligence officer in the United States Navy. ...
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Frances R. Evans

October 11, 1930 - October 8, 2015

Frances R. Evans, age 84, of 11080 Highway 230 West, Unadilla, died Thursday, October 8, 2015 at her daughter's home in Pinehurst. Born in Houston County, she was the daughter of the late W. L. Rackley and Annie Watson Rackley. She was a homemaker and the widow of John F. Evans. Mrs. Evans loved the Lord and was a devoted member of First Baptist Church of Unadilla. She also loved fishing and...
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Ruby K. Patrick

August 4, 1926 - October 8, 2015

Ruby K. Patrick, age 89, of 517 Old Americus Road, Vienna, died Thursday, October 8, 2015, at her residence. Born in Wilcox County, she was the daughter of the late Willie King and Julia Crozier King. She was a homemaker, a member of Vienna United Methodist Church and the widow of Eugene Patrick. She loved to read and cross stitch. Survivors include: Son: Andy Patrick of Vienna Grandson: ...
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Marlene A. Dupree

October 15, 1937 - September 18, 2015

Marlene Arflin Dupree, age 77, of 600 Horne Street, Pinehurst, died Friday, September 18, 2015, at her residence. Born in Pinehurst, she was the daughter of the late Garnett L. Arflin, Sr. and Emma Beck Arflin. Marlene worked 34 years as a program assistant for the USDA before retiring. She spent the next 19 years working at Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home. She was a longtime member of Pinehurst...
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Allen Collins

September 22, 1968 - September 14, 2015

Allen Collins, age 46, of 403 School Street, Unadilla, died Monday, September 14, 2015, at his residence. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late James Estes Collins and Addie Brown Collins. Allen was a wonderful husband and a loving father and brother. He was a Baptist. Survivors include: Wife: Darla D. Collins of Unadilla Son: William Allen Collins of Unadilla Daughter: Lacey...
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Walter Isaac Blount, Sr.

December 14, 1939 - September 7, 2015

Walter Isaac Blount, Sr., age 75, of 431 Pine Avenue, Pinehurst, died Monday, September 7, 2015, at his residence. Born in Berrien County, he was the son of the late Robert J. Blount and Edith Godwin Blount. He was a United States Navy veteran and retired from the Georgia State Patrol after 30 years of service. Mr. Blount was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and served two terms as...
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Betty G. Trammell

June 30, 1930 - September 5, 2015

Betty Groves Trammell of Duluth, formerly of Cairo, died Saturday, September 5, 2015. Betty was born in Byromville to the late William and Lucile Groves. Mrs. Trammell was married to Norwood H. Trammell for 32 years. She was devoted to her family and adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Trammell was a homemaker and very involved mother for most of her adult life. She also...
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Iris N. Owen

February 8, 1926 - August 17, 2015

Iris N. Owen, age 89, of 1085 Barber Shop Road, Unadilla, died Monday, August 17, 2015, at Heart of Georgia Hospice in Perry. Born in Hawkinsville, she was the daughter of the late Ottis Nobles and Dollie Lee Smith Nobles. Mrs. Owen taught school for 30 years before retiring. She was a member of Smyrna Independent Methodist Church and played the piano at various churches for over 50 years. ...
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Milline W. Sanders

April 11, 1922 - August 14, 2015

Milline Wade Sanders, age 93, of 106 North Fifth Street, Vienna, died Friday, August 14, 2015, at the Medical Center Navicent Health in Macon. Born in Cordele, she was the daughter of the late Perry Wade and Pearl Hudson Wade. She was a homemaker, a member of Cedar Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Crisp County and the widow of Robert Lee Sanders. Mrs. Sanders lived most of her life in Arabi...
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J. R. Evans

June 25, 1933 - July 28, 2015

J. R. Evans, age 82, of 301 Azalea Circle, Vienna, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Magnolia Manor in Americus. Born in Bleckley County, he was the son of the late Charlie R. Evans and Beulah Howell Evans. J. R. was a member of Vienna United Methodist Church. He owned and operated Evans Union 76 station for 35 years. Survivors include: Wife: Ann D. Evans of Vienna Sons: John Evans of...
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Susan C. Cross

October 27, 1951 - July 9, 2015

Susan C. Cross, age 63, of 1840 Third District Road, Unadilla, died Thursday, July 9, 2015, at her residence. Born in Evergreen, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Raymond Canterbury and Mary Sue Cox Canterbury. She was a homemaker and a member of Harmony Baptist Church where she served as church treasurer for over 15 years. Susan had a servant's heart and truly loved helping...
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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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