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Joy Andrews
 

DUBLIN - Services for Joy Elaine Andrews will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery. Andrews, 50, died Sunday, March 18, 2001, in a local hospital after an extended illness. Born in Laurens County, she was a lifetime member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, where she was the teacher of the Career Sunday School Class, minister of music, and director of the Youth Choir and Drama Team. Andrews was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Eddie Andrews of Dublin; son Ashley Andrews of Dublin; father, Harold Spivey of Macon; mother, Joyce Mason Spivey of Dublin; and sister Ruth Watson of Dublin.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at Stanley Funeral Home.
 

Hattie Blanton
 

THOMASTON - Services for Hattie Mae Blanton will be at 2 p.m. today at Coggins Funeral Home, with burial in Crystal Hill Cemetery. Blanton, 75, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at Molena Nursing Home. Born in Meriwether County, she lived most of her life in Thomaston. The widow of William Blanton, she was a retired spinner with Thomaston Mills.

Survivors include her sons Wendall Blanton and Gary Shumate of Thomaston; daughter Patsy Owenby of Thomaston; and sister Louise Waller of Thomaston.

Coggins Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Freddie Cook
 

CHAUNCEY - Services for Freddie Cook will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home, Eastman, with burial in Helena City Cemetery, Helena. Cook, 59, died Sunday, March 18, 2001, at his home. A lifelong resident of Dodge County, he was the son of the late Genie Cook and the late Lula Mae Reaves Cook. He was a member of Lovely Grove Baptist Church, an Army veteran and a route salesman for Moore Distributing Co.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Bryan Cook of Chauncey; sisters Ruby Jean Smith of Cochran and Juanita White of Oklahoma City, Okla.; brothers Nathan Cook and Ken Cook, both of Warner Robins, Herman Cook of Brunswick, and Donald Cook and Ricky Cook, both of Eastman.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. The family may be contacted at the Cook residence, 33 Bush Ave., Chauncey.
 

William B. Cox
 

FITZGERALD - Services for William B. "Billy" Cox will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. William's Catholic Church, Fitzgerald, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Cox, 68, died Sunday, March 18, 2001, at Tift Regional Medical Center, Tifton. Born in Ben Hill County, he was the son of the late Henry Cox and the late Lella Carver Cox. In 1992 Cox moved back to Fitzgerald from Jacksonville, Fla. He was co-owner and operator of Henry's Portion Meats in Jacksonville. Cox was a Mason of Pine Level Lodge, Fitzgerald. He was a member and president of the Church Council at St. William's Catholic Church. Cox was a retired designer and production manager with Westpoint Wig Co., Westpoint, Conn. He went to China to teach the Chinese how to make wigs for Westpoint Wig Co.

Survivors include his brothers Ed Cox and Elzie Cox, both of Fitzgerald.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Paulk Funeral Home.
 

Lonnie L. Garnto Jr.
 

RENTZ - Services for Lonnie L. Garnto Jr. will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Snow Hill Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Garnto, 74, died Saturday, March 17, 2001. A native of Pickens County, he was the son of the late Lonnie L. Garnto Sr. and the late Myra Faulk Garnto. Garnto lived in Jacksonville, Fla., for 30 years and was a resident of Laurens County for many years. He was an Army veteran and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Fordham Garnto of Rentz; daughter Myra Sikes of Glennville; brothers Carl Garnto and Edward Garnto, both of Rentz; two grandsons; and one great-grandson.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Townsend Brothers Funeral Home.
 

Edna Hawkins
 

Services for Edna Hawkins will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Hawkins died Saturday, March 17, 2001, in a local nursing home. A lifelong resident of Macon, she was a member of Ingleside Baptist Church and a homemaker. 

Survivors include her husband, Harris W. Hawkins of Macon; children Jeannette Keating and Pattie O'Kelley, both of Macon; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. 
 

Shirley Jennings
 

HAWKINSVILLE - Services for Shirley Kirkpatrick Jennings will be at 3 p.m. today in Orangehill Cemetery. Jennings, 55, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at her home. A native of Pulaski County, she was a member of Hartford Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Jennings of Hawkinsville; daughter Deborah Rhodes of Cobb County; and sisters Josie Jones of Hawkinsville and Virginia Duke of Willspoint, Texas.

Clark Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

James C. Lukosky
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for James C. Lukosky will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Christopher-Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, with full military honors. Lukosky, 74, died Friday, March 16, 2001, in a local hospital. A native of High Springs, Fla., he was the son of the late Harry and Lillie Lukosky. He had lived in Warner Robins since 1966 and was a retired master sergeant with 20 years of service in the Army. Lukosky served in World War II and the Korean conflict. He received the Purple Heart, Bonze and Silver Stars, and 10 other medals. After retiring from the Army, Lukosky worked for 19 years in civil service at Robins Air Force Base. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel "Betty" Lukosky of Warner Robins; daughters Mill McGuire of Warner Robins and Susan Calhoun of Bonaire; sons Steven Lukosky of Warner Robins and John Lukosky of Seattle, Wash.; sisters Cora Orton of Gainesville, Fla.; brothers John Lukosky of Naples, Fla., and Lonnie Lukosky of Tampa, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
 

John M. Mathis
 

CORDELE - Services for John M. Mathis will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dekle Funeral Home, with burial in Zion Hope Cemetery. Mathis, 77, died Sunday, March 18, 2001, in Valdosta. Born in Georgia, he was the son of the late Walter James Mathis and the late Clara Mae Odom. The widower of Helen Watson Mathis, he was a farm owner. Mathis was a World War II Navy veteran and attended Northern Heights Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughter Nelda Ryan of Lake Park; sons Aaron Mathis and Bruce Mathis, both of Cordele; sister Lucille Little of Coral Gables, Fla.; brother Lonnie Mathis of Naylor; and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. 
 

Leslie McNeely
 

DUBLIN - Services for Leslie Brantley McNeely will be at 11 a.m. today in Dublin Memorial Gardens. McNeely, 92, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, in a local nursing home. Born in Laurens County, she was the daughter of the late Alva Freeman Brantley and the late Emma Jackson Brantley. The widow of Willis H. McNeely, she was a retired rural mail carrier with the United States Postal Service and a member of Centenary United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her sister Rosalyn B. Mullis of Macon; grandson Robert Allen McNeely of Dublin; and two great-grandchildren.

Adams Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Dieu Nguyen
 

SANDERSVILLE - Services for Dieu Gia "David" Nguyen will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Williams Catholic Church, with burial in Westover Memorial Park, Augusta. Nguyen, 55, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at Northside Hospital, Atlanta. A native of Ha Nam, Vietnam, he was the son of the late Ninh Nguyen and the late Mau Nguyen. He was the owner of Cali Nails and a Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Huong "Tina" Nguyen of Sandersville; daughter Chi "Cindy" Nguyen of Sandersville; and son Bao Nguyen of Sandersville.

The family will receive friends today at May & Smith Funeral Home, Sandersville.
 

Gertrude Ogletree
 

JEFFERSONVILLE - Service for Gertrude Robinson Ogletree will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Community Chapel Funeral Directors, with burial in Williams Chapel CME Church Cemetery. Ogletree, 90, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon. She was the daughter of the late Hal and Carrie Robins. The widow of Charlie Ogletree, she attended the public schools of Twiggs County. She was a former member of Williams Chapel CME Church and was a member of St. Phillip AME Church, Griffin, when she died.

Survivors include her nephew Doc Stanley Calaway.
 

Raymond Page
 

VIDALIA - Services for Raymond Page will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Old Line Primitive Baptist Church, with burial in Page Cemetery. Page, 79, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at Meadows Nursing Center. A native and lifelong resident of Toombs County, he was a retired farmer and a member of Rock Hill Primitive Baptist Church, Blackville.

Survivors include his sons Jerry Page and Andy Page, both of Vidalia, and Jeff Page of Tarrytown; sister Madeline Patrick of Vidalia; brother Richard Page of Tarrytown; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Murchison Funeral Home.
 

Preston L.M. Rentz
 

BRUNSWICK - Services for Preston L.M. Rentz will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Hazlehurst, with burial in the church cemetery. Rentz, 66, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, after a brief illness. A native of Jeff Davis County, he was the son of the late John Preston Rentz and the late Thelma Mary Decie McNeal Rentz. He had lived in Brunswick for the past few years. Rentz had retired from Western Electric. He was a member of Oakland Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughters Lisalena Leach and Melinda McMahon, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; sons Mike Rentz of Jacksonville, Fla., and Danny Rentz of Hazlehurst; brothers Donny Rentz, Jack C. Rentz, J.R. "Dob" Rentz, John W. Rentz and Jimmy L. Rentz, all of Hazlehurst, and Calvin L. Rentz of Salem, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends at 6 tonight at Miles Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services Tuesday. The family may be contacted at the home of J.R. "Dob" Rentz and Pat Rentz, 144 Gill St., Hazlehurst.
 

Willis H. Rowe
 

DOUGLAS - Services for Willis H. Rowe will be at 3 p.m. today at Ricketson Funeral Home, with burial in Metts Cemetery, Berrien County. Rowe, 72, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at his home. A native of Berrien County, he was the son of the late Richard Rowe and the late Fannie Harper Rowe. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean conflict. Rowe was retired from civil service as an aircraft electrician.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca H. Rowe of Douglas; daughter Joyce Ann Jones of Hahira; sister Luther Gray of Tifton; and two grandchildren.
 

Ann L. Smith
 

BYRON - Services for Ann L. Smith will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Christopher-Smith Funeral Home in Warner Robins. Burial will be at 2 p.m. today in Woodlawn Cemetery in Eastman. Smith, 69, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at a local hospital. A native of Eastman, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Jeromie Love. A homemaker, she had moved to Warner Robins in 1943 and moved to Byron in 1997. Smith was a member of Green Acres Baptist Church in Warner Robins.

Survivors include her husband, Jared J. Smith Jr. of Byron; son Michael C. Smith of Byron; daughter Patricia A. Smith of Omaha, Neb.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
 

Helena Stephens
 

SOPERTON - Services for Helena Ling Stephens will be at 3 p.m. today at Higgs Funeral Home, with burial in Westview Cemetery. Stephens, 58, died Saturday, March 17, 2001. Born in Laurens County, she was the daughter of the late N.G. Reeves Jr. and the late Helen Joubert Reeves. The widow of J. Clayton Stephens Jr., she had lived in Soperton most of her life. Stephens was a retired schoolteacher with the Treutlen County School System. She was a member of the Soperton Garden Club, the Soperton Secret Pals and Soperton United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her son William Stephens of Soperton; and brothers John Reeves of Herndon, Va., and Will Reeves of Dublin.
 

Rose Marie Sullivan
 

PERRY - Services for Rose Marie Helen Sullivan will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Watson-Hunt Funeral Home. Burial will be private. Sullivan, 74, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at Summerhill Nursing Home. She had lived in Perry for the past eight years after moving from Orlando, Fla. Sullivan was a retired dispatcher for Jack Rabbitt Express and a Catholic.

Survivors include her daughters Karen Moore of Evansville, Ind., and Laura Fahr of Seattle, Wash.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
 

Sol Williamson
 

VIDALIA - Services for Sol Williamson will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Shady Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Williamson, 84, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at Meadows Regional Medical Center. A native of Treutlan County, he had lived in the area all his life. Williamson was retired from the city of Vidalia and was a retired farmer. He was a member of Mount Shady Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and as Sunday School superintendent for 30 years.

Survivors include his wife, Carrie Mae Beckum Williamson of Vidalia; daughters Mary Brown and Barbara Mead, both of Vidalia, and Sue Perkerson of Jacksonville, Fla.; sons J.W. Williamson of Vidalia and James Thomas Williamson of Athens; sister Vinnie Keeling of California; brothers Ben D. Williamson of Vidalia and Clifford Williamson of Gray; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Murchison Funeral Home.
 

Juanita York
 

DUBLIN - Services for Juanita York will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Marie Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. York, 73, died Sunday, March 18, 2001. A native of Hoffman, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Herrington J. and Laura Thompson. A homemaker, she was a member of Marie Baptist Church and the Marie Home Demonstration Club.

Survivors include her husband, Hugh I. York Jr. of Dublin; son Hugh I. York III of Rockmarr; daughters Darlene Y. Drum of Dublin and Tina Edwards of Decatur; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Townsend Brothers Funeral Home. 

HATLEY, Tony A. Sr.: 58, of Macon, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, in University Hospital, Augusta, Ga. Services will be at 3 p.m. today, graveside, in Macon Memorial Park. The Rev. Herbert Williams will officiate. Mr. Hatley was born in Stanley County, N.C., and lived in Macon most of his life. He was retired from Robins Air Force Base, was a Baptist and was a veteran of the Army Reserve. Survivors: Children Tammy Davis and Tony A. Hatley Jr., both of Macon, and Troy G. Hatley of North Carolina; the mother of his children, Diane Hatley of Macon; and grandchild Travis Hatley of Centerville. The family may be contacted at 1934 Rocky Creek Road. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

MARTIN, George: age 80, of Macon, died Sunday in the War Veterans Home, Milledgeville. Funeral services will be arranged by Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

SMITH, Roy M. (Bozie) Sr.: 73, of 2746 Pineworth Road, Macon, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, in a local hospital. Services: 2 p.m. today at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Edwin Smith will officiate. The family will be at the residence, 2746 Pineworth Road, Macon, Ga. 31216. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements.

WILLIAMS, Faye Spivey: 54, of 123 Oak Valley Drive, Macon, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. The family will be at the residence of Ronnie Spivey, 2735 Alfred Bond Drive, Macon, Ga. 31217. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, had charge of arrangements. 


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