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Richard Aaron Sr.
FORSYTH - Services for Richard D. Aaron Sr. will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Forsyth First Baptist Church with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Aaron, 65, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Son of the late Herbert F. Aaron Sr. and Annie P. Aaron, he was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and was retired from Robins Air Force Base. He was a member of Forsyth First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria T. Aaron; children Richard D. Aaron Jr. of Warner Robins and William Aaron of Aiken, S.C.; stepson, Barry Caswell of Marietta; sister and brothers Ann Walker of Winston-Salem, N.C., Herbert Aaron Jr. of Charleston, S.C., Louis Aaron of Amelia, Va., and Robert Aaron of Charleston, S.C.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Monroe County Memorial Chapel. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Sav-A-Pet Inc., P.O. Box 933, Forsyth 31029.

Opal Adams
Services for Opal J. Adams will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Adams, 83, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Waycross.

Survivors include her daughter, Leslie Gonzalez of Macon; brother and sisters Billy Johnson of Fayetteville, N.C., Georgie Williams of Portsmouth, Va., and JoAnn Oldland of Uniontown, Pa.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Family will be at 5927 Mount Pleasant Church Road. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Sherri Benson
ALAMO - Services for Sherri Anita Benson will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Lowe's Funeral Home, Helena. Benson, 29, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. She worked in construction.

Survivors include her mother, Anita Browning of Alamo; father, Steve Craig Benson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; brothers Scott Benson of Alamo and Jeffery McDaniel of Hazlehurst; and grandparents Georgia Roberson of Alamo and Ruth Benson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home.

Cullen S. Brinkley
STOCKBRIDGE - Services for Cullen S. Brinkley will be at 11 a.m. today in Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Fairview Chapel. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Monroe Memorial Gardens, Forsyth. Brinkley, 61, died Monday, May 8, 2000. He was an engineer, retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation after 34 years of service. He was a member of Roadrunners Travel Club and Dutchman Camping Club.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Howard Brinkley; children Rhonda Jill Beinburg of Stockbridge and Keith Samuel Brinkley of Conyers; mother, Dorothy L. Brinkley of Forsyth; brother, Ronald P. Brinkley of Forsyth; and three grandchildren.

Nan Cain
WARNER ROBINS - Services for Nan Carpenter Cain will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Trinity United Methodist Church with burial in Parkway Memorial Gardens. Cain, 70, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. She was born in Houston, Miss., daughter of the late Henry H. and Mae Carpenter. She received a bachelor's degree in industrial education from Mississippi State University, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha and was selected as campus beauty and campus favorite. She held secretarial positions with Ethyl and Esso Corp. in Baton Rouge, La., the Veterans Administration in Biloxi, Miss., and the FAA and Air Force in Warner Robins. She also taught at Lebanon Elementary School in Illinois and for Department of Defense schools in Germany. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Winton B. Cain; children Mark W. Cain of Huntsville, Ark., and Brian P. Cain of Marietta; brother Stanley H. Carpenter of Alexandria, Va.; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

Bennie Carroll
WARNER ROBINS - Services for Bennie A. Carroll will be at 11 a.m. Friday in First Church of the Nazarene with burial in Piney Mount Methodist Church Cemetery, Johnson County. Carroll, 71, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. An Army veteran, he was retired from Robins Air Force Base. He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene and the Ambassador Sunday School Class.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Carroll; children Bennie C. Carroll and Margie E. Carroll, both of Warner Robins; brothers and sisters Myrrel Carroll, Gladys Foskey and Jimmie Carroll, all of Wrightsville, Christine Foskey and James Carroll, both of Warner Robins, and Jack Carroll of Dublin.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.

Tommie Fort
FORSYTH - Services for Tommie Turnbow Fort will be at 2 p.m. today in the City Cemetery. Fort, 75, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000, in a local nursing home. The widow of Robert Fort Sr., she was a member of Woodmen of the World. She was a member of Ephesus Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Robert Fort Jr. and Jerry Fort, both of Forsyth; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Dillon Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Lula Goolsby
VIENNA - Services for Lula Mae Graham Goolsby will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Bethel Baptist Church with burial in Vienna City Cemetery. Goolsby, 75, died Monday, May 8, 2000.

Survivors include her son Milton Goolsby of Detroit; and sisters Lena Womack of Southfield, Mich., and Frances Reese of Vienna.

J.W. Williams Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Charise Jorden
WARNER ROBINS - Services for Charise Marie Peronneau Jorden will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Faith Assembly of God with burial in Ferguson Cemetery. Jorden, 37, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000. She was a nurse assistant at Victoria's Garden.

Survivors include her husband, Walter Jorden; children Jamaar Jorden, Terrence Jorden and Maya Jorden, all of Warner Robins; mother, Phyllis Peronneau of Philadelphia; father, Bill Peronneau of London; and grandparents, Carol Galer of Ambler, Pa., Anne Peronneau of Prince George County, Md., and Lee Barrett of Philadelphia.

The family may be contacted at 105 Wood Carver Trail, Warner Robins. Richardson and Son Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Dong McGinnis
BONAIRE - Services for Dong Suk McGinnis will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Christopher-Smith Funeral Home, Warner Robins, with burial in Parkway Memorial Gardens. McGinnis, 45, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Born in Korea, she was the daughter of the late Yong Hun Kim.

Survivors include her husband, Scott McGinnis; daughter Katherine McGinnis of Bonaire; mother, Uri Rae Chung of Bonaire; and sister Tong Chan Talley of Longwood, Fla.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home.

Viola Porter
DUBLIN - Services for Viola Lord Porter will be at 2 p.m. Friday in New Bethel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Porter, 80, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. She was the daughter of the late John and Willie M. Cauthen. The widow of Clayton Lord and J.C. Porter, she was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Ann Taylor, Dorothy Branch, Cathy Dean, James Lord, Wendell Lord and Earl Lord, all of Dublin; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Adams Funeral Home and may be contacted at the residence.

Jean Smith
FORT VALLEY - Services for Jean Hinson Smith will be at 11 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church. Smith, 73, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. The widow of Jack L. Smith, she was a retired cosmetologist. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Lydia Sunday School Class.

Survivors include her children, Jan Silliman of Roswell and Jerri Devon of Marietta; brother and sister, Russell Hinson of Warner Robins and Brenda Joullian of Perry; two grandchildren; and a stepgrandchild.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 209 S. Miller St., Fort Valley 31030. Rooks Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Mildred Stafford
WARNER ROBINS - Services for Mildred Stafford will be at 11 a.m. Friday in First Presbyterian Church with burial in Parkway Memorial Gardens. Stafford, 83, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. A homemaker, she was formerly employed at Robins Air Force Base. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Judd Stafford; children Vic Robbins, Tony Robbins and Noel Robbins, all of Warner Robins; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today in McCullough Funeral Home.

Willie Stephens
DUBLIN - Services for Willie M. Stephens will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Rice Hill Baptist Church with burial in Dudley Memorial Cemetery. Stephens, 79, died Saturday, May 6, 2000. The widower of Susie M. Stephens, he was a member of Rice Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his children Catherine Ross, Regenia Stephens, Willie Stephens Jr., Oretta Brown and Rose Ann Stephens, all of Dublin, Loretta Stephens of Macon, 1st Sgt. Eric Stephens of Savannah, Sharon Walker of Atlanta, Robert Stephens of Oak Park, Mich., and Donald Stephens of Detroit; brother, Ulysses Morris of Dublin; 24 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 617 E. Jackson St., Dublin. Dudley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Robert Sumner Sr.
AUGUSTA - Services for Robert Hugh Sumner Sr. will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Marks Baptist Church with burial in Bellevue Memorial Gardens. Sumner, 70, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Born in Wrightsville, he was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and was a member of Anderson Lodge No. 243 F&AM and American Legion Post No. 205. He was an insurance agent for 45 years. He was a member of Marks Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah Sumner; children David Hattaway of Walterboro, S.C., Jimmy Hattaway of Augusta, Charlotte Sumner and Kenneth Sumner, both of Evans, Steve Sumner of Waycross, Robert Sumner Jr. of Dearing, Joe Sumner of Grovetown, Gary Sumner of Augusta and Terry Sumner of Martinez; brothers and sister Edward Sumner and Lewis Sumner, both of Wrightsville, Fred Sumner of Hardwick, and Curtis Sumner and Margaret Coleman, both of East Dublin; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today in Platt's Funeral Home, Evans, and at 10 a.m. Friday in the church.

Stephen Sumowski
DUBLIN - A Mass for Stephen Anthony Sumowski will be at noon Friday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will be private. Sumowski, 31, died Monday, May 8, 2000. He was a transmission technician at Coastal Transmission. He was a Catholic.

Survivors include his daughter, Justice Elizabeth Sumowski of Dublin; mother, Helen C. Sumowski of Savannah; brother, Robert Sumowski Jr. of Macon; and grandmother, Jewel Tobolsky of Chicago.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Robert Sumowski in Macon. Ingleside Memorial Chapel, Macon, has charge of arrangements.

Buford Taylor
Services for Buford Taylor will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Glorious Hope Baptist Church with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Taylor, 45, died Monday, May 8, 2000. Son of the late John and Kate Taylor, he was born in Bibb County and graduated from Southwest High School. An Army veteran, he worked at Alleghany Rubber. He was a member of Turner Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Taylor; children Amber Taylor, Brandon Taylor, Travis Taylor, Charity Williams, Marcus Taylor and Gary Taylor, all of Macon; brothers John Taylor of California and Tyrone Taylor of Macon; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home and may be contacted at 1089 Brisbaine St. The body will be in the church at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Myrtice Thomas
MILAN - Services for Myrtice Hinson Thomas will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Milan Baptist Church with burial in Telfair Memorial Gardens. Thomas, 89, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Born in Bleckley County, she was the daughter of the late J.B. and Della Garrett Hinson. She was a retired schoolteacher and member of the Telfair-Wheeler Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of Milan Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, Jerry Thomas of Northport, Ala., and Harry Ware of Milan; brothers and sisters, Ronald Hinson of Lavonia, Gilbert Hinson of Sycamore, Billy Hinson of Augusta, Bernice Campbell of Columbus, Miss., Geraldine Thomas of Conyers, Betty Walsh of Zellwood, Fla., and Barbara Gaines of Marietta; several grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Vaughn Funeral Home, McRae. Memorials may be made to Guy and Myrtice Thomas, Christian Education Fund, c/o Milan Baptist Church, P.O. Box 157, Milan 31060 or Milan Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 157, Milan 31060.

Douglas Underwood
MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Douglas Alan Underwood will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Moores Funeral Home with burial in Scenic Memorial Gardens. Underwood, 50, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at his residence. He was a vocational instructor, retired from the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Underwood; children Doug Underwood Jr. and Jodi Chapman, both of Milledgeville; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home.

Joe West Sr.
UNADILLA - Services for Joe B. West Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Snow United Methodist Church with burial in Magnolia Park Cemetery. West, 87, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Son of the late Thomas and Rebecca E. West, he was a bus driver for Houston County schools and was retired from the city of Warner Robins Maintenance Department. He was a member of Snow United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey West; children Betty Walling of Kathleen and Joe West Jr. of Warner Robins; stepchildren Leita Fowler of Florence, S.C., and Robbie Moore of Knoxville, Tenn.; sisters Grace Cook of Americus, Elizabeth Jones of Verona, Wis., and Emmie Christmas of McDonough; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and four great-stepgrandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 in Bowen-NeSmith Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Snow United Methodist Church, c/o JoAnn Kirkus, P.O. Box 265, Unadilla 31091.

Richard Williams Jr.
Services for Richard "Ronnie" Williams Jr. will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Ash Street Church of God in Christ with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Williams, 49, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. He worked for Shoney's Commissary Operations for 15 years and was co-owner of Grace Automotive. He was a member of Solid Rock Full Gospel Tabernacle Church, where he was chairman of the deacon board, Sunday School supervisor and lead percussionist.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Williams; children Latisha Buckner, Rushell Williams and Shirl Smith, all of Macon, and Harold Smith of Atlanta; mother, Annie Mae Williams of Macon; brothers and sisters George Williams, David Williams, the Rev. Leroy Williams, Melvin Poe Jr., Paulette Mills and Lorene Williams, all of Macon, Patricia Williams of Jones County and Dorothy Tuff of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Solid Rock Full Gospel Tabernacle Church and may be contacted at 3423 and 3419 Simmons St. The body will be placed in Ash Street Church of God in Christ at 1 p.m. Saturday. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Mary E. Brook

Services for Mary Eloise Brook will be private. Brook, 82, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, in a local hospital. Born in Huntington, W.Va., she had lived in Macon for the past 16 years. She was the daughter of the late Badger and Cornella Smallwood Williams. The widow of Harry William Morris and William Varina Brook, she was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors include her children, Mary Rebecca Morris of Stockbridge, Marianna Yvonne Bailey of Henderson, Nev., and David Scott Morris of Washington; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Bridges Funeral Home, Gray, has charge of arrangements.

Harvey Cheely

SPARTA - Services for Harvey Allen Cheely will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Culverton Cemetery. Cheely, 90, died Sunday, May 7, 2000. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and was a member of Culverton Methodist Church.

Survivors include his brother and sisters, Bennie Cheely of Mitchell, Alice Echols of Graniteville, S.C., and Julia Hadden of Sparta.

Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson.

Edna Clay

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Edna L. Clay will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Glorious Hope Baptist Church, Macon, with burial in Mount Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Clay died Friday, May 5, 2000. She was a member of Glorious Hope Baptist Church and member of the mother board.

Survivors include her children, Carol Battle and Charles Clay of Macon, Kenneth Clay, Samuel Clay and Phillip Hill, all of Warner Robins; stepchildren, Velma Simpson, Rose Smith, Brenda Kincaid and Eunice Clay, all of Warner Robins, Sharon Robinson of Macon, Earnest Clay of New Jersey and Carey Clay of California; sisters and brothers, Ruby Braswell, Floyd Williams and Lloyd Williams, all of Macon, Evelyn Hill of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mary Johnson of Texas; 46 grandchildren; and 45 great-grandchildren.

Family will be at 208 Devonwood Drive. Nelson's Memorial Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

Lawrence Cromer

MONTEZUMA - Services for Lawrence Cromer will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in New Hope Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Cromer, 66, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Otis Cromer Sr. and Minnie Cromer. He served in the Air Force for four years and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

Survivors include his son, Milton Lester of Atlanta; sisters, Gladys Burnam and Wilmotine Haugabook, both of Montezuma; and a grandchild.

West's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

Lanie Dawson

HAZLEHURST - Services for Lanie Hall Dawson will be at 11 a.m. today in Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home with burial in Hazlehurst City Cemetery. Dawson, 97, died Saturday, May 6, 2000. The widow of Rufus Dawson, she was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Judy DeLoach of Jonesboro; brother and sister, James Hall of Cumming and Joyce Bartlett of Warner Robins; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Cornelia Herring

RALEIGH, N.C. - Services for Cornelia Pope Herring will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Jordan Funeral Home, Monticello, with burial in West View Cemetery, Monticello. Herring, 80, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, in a Raleigh nursing home. Born in Jasper County, she was the daughter of the late Percy and Phoebe Dance Pope. The widow of James Phillip Herring, she was a member of West Ashville Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, Thomas Pope Herring of Raleigh and James William Herring of Wilmington, Del.; and nieces and nephews, Montye Kelly of Florida, Dr. Terry Pope of Macon, Dick Pope of Monticello, and Joe Pope, Hal Pope and William Pope, all of Columbus.

Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home.

Mary Herzog

BOLINGBROKE - Services for Mary Lou Herzog will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. Herzog, 61, died Saturday, May 6, 2000. She was the daughter of the late Jake and Ann Fox Herzog. She was a fabrication technician, retired from Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp.

Survivors include her children, Denise Crick and Debra Dillander, both of Louisville, Ky., and Suzanne Wright of Macon; sisters and brothers, Ann Fortner and Harold Herzog, both of Louisville, Jeanne Carvey, Daisey Jeffries, Paul Herzog and Jimmie Herzog, all of Shepardsville, Ky., and Billie Herzog of Florida; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home and may be contacted at 10346 Estes Road.

Leila Knight

GORDON - Services for Leila Mae Knight will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Gordon Church of God in Christ with burial in Poplar Spring Cemetery, Toomsboro. Knight, 72, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000. She was retired from Central State Hospital after 17 years. She was a member of Gordon Church of God in Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Louis Knight Sr.; children, Dorothy Shinholster of Macon, Jeanette Shinholster of Gordon, Louis Knight Jr. of Atlanta, Johnny Knight of Irwinton and J.W. Whipple of Toomsboro; sisters, Maudelle Weaks of Macon and Mary Brown of Milledgeville; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends until 7 p.m. today in Whipple & Allen Funeral Home, Toomsboro.

Joseph Mann Jr.

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Services for Joseph Wheeler Mann Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Sunnyside Cemetery, Cordele. Mann, 74, died Saturday, May 6, 2000.

Survivors include his friend, Joel Aviron of New York.

Dekle Funeral Home, Cordele, has charge of arrangements.

Alice Mathis

MONTEZUMA - Services for Alice Mae Walker Mathis will be at 3 p.m. today in New Hope Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mathis, 93, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000. Born in Dooly County, she was the daughter of the late John and Ida Walker. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Esther Gouch of Montezuma; sister, Flossie Mae Shaw of Utica, N.Y.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

West's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

Billy Maye

Services for Billy G. Maye will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with burial in Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. Maye, 62, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, in a local hospital. He was retired from United Insurance Co. of America. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Survivors include wife, Julia Maye; children, Kathryn Bassett and Billy G. Maye Jr., both of Fort Valley, and Sherri Codling of Orem, Utah; brothers and sister, James Maye of Macon, Calvin Maye and David Maye, both of Warner Robins, and Diane Sheppard of Sandersville; ands eight grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Crest Lawn Funeral Home and may be contacted at 5204 Greenwood Terrace.

Neita McCuller

NORFOLK, Va. - Services for Neita W. McCuller will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Bethlehem Cemetery. McCuller, 95, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000. A homemaker, she was a salesperson, retired from Sears in Norfolk. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Virginia Chapter No. 22 and a Lady Shriner.

Survivors include her granddaughter, Nicole Winard; great-granddaughter, Rachel Winard of Seattle; and several nieces.

Paulk Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Winford Nichols Sr.

PEARSON - Services for Winford Clayton Nichols Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Zenith Baptist Church, Manor, with burial in the church cemetery. Nichols died Saturday, May 6, 2000. He was retired from Tifton Aluminum after 17 years. He was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Baxley.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Nichols; children, Sam James of Waycross, John Nichols and Lee Andrews, both of Atlanta, Winford Nichols of Geneva, Sophie James and Phoebe Parr, both of Pearson, and Marie Harris, Mary Layfield, Lynn Elliott, Grace Nichols and Carrie Nichols, all of Macon; brothers, Melvin Nichols of Dexter and Ernest Nichols of Omega; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Music Funeral Home, Homerville. The body will be in the church at 1 p.m.

Elaine Poole

FITZGERALD - Services for Elaine Ray Poole will be at 11 a.m. today in Evergreen Cemetery. Poole, 71, died Saturday, May 6, 2000.

Survivors include her mother, Gladys Greer; daughter, Vanessa Tomberlin of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; sister, Betty Gould of Charlotte, N.C.; and two grandchildren.

Paulk Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Pauline Slaton

STOCKBRIDGE - Services for Pauline Elizabeth Slaton will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Slaton, 69, died Saturday, May 6, 2000. She was a nurse, retired from the Flint River Community Hospital. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sisters and brothers, Joyce Moring of Macon, Bonnie Doles of Fort Valley, Gene Slaton of Stone Mountain and Bryan Slaton of Moultrie.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, Montezuma, and may be contacted at 1370 Doles Road, Fort Valley 31030. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Oglethorpe 31068.

Mattie Smith

BARTOW - Services for Mattie Hall Smith will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in New Hope United Methodist Church with burial in Hall Family Cemetery. Smith, 84, died Friday, May 5, 2000. She was a homemaker and member of New Hope United Methodist Church and Bartow Community Club.

Survivors include her children, Mark Smith and Sidney Smith, both of Bartow, and Linda S. Gordy of North Augusta, S.C.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today Smith Funeral Home and will be at the residence on Woodrow Smith Road. Memorials may be made to New Hope United Methodist Church, c/o Sandra Williamson, 6428 Heards Bridge Road, Bartow or Bartow Community Club, c/o Mary Mansin, Box 185, Bartow.

Olen Thompson

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Olen P. Thompson will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Central Baptist Church with burial in Magnolia Park Cemetery. Thompson, 70, died Saturday, May 6, 2000. He was retired from Robins Air Force Base.

Survivors include his wife, Johniece Thompson; children, Randy Thompson of Warner Robins and Terry Thompson of Bonaire; sister and brothers, Jewell Stapleton of Lumber City, and Edward Thompson and James Thompson, both of Warner Robins; and four grandchildren.

Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, Warner Robins.

Fannie Turner

Services for Fannie T. Turner will be at 1 p.m. today in Macon Memorial Park. Turner, 88, died Saturday, May 6, 2000. She was a homemaker and member of Second Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, George Turner and Steve Turner of Macon; sister, Ruby Clark of Fayetteville, N.C.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Family will be at 4360 Knight Road and 3789 Partridge Drive. Memorials may be made to Bellevue Baptist Church Food Bank, 3805 Napier Ave., Macon 31206 or United Hospice of Central Georgia, 2484 Ingleside Ave., Macon 31204. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements.

Jacqueline Whatley

VIDALIA - Services for Jacqueline Whatley will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Lyons City Cemetery. Whatley, 73, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at her residence. She was a lab technician at blood banks in Waycross, Jacksonville, Fla., and Augusta. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her niece and nephew, Marijac Whatley and Tom Whatley, both of Marietta.

The family requests no flowers. Murchison Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Cecil Wilder Sr.

FORT VALLEY - Services for Cecil J. Wilder Sr. will be at 2 p.m. today in Oaklawn Cemetery. Wilder, 71, died Saturday, May 6, 2000. He was retired from the Peach County Sheriff's Department.

Survivors include his wife, Nadine Taylor Wilder; children, Cecil J. Wilder Jr. and Glenn Wilder, both of Fort Valley; and a granddaughter, Sherry Wilder of Fort Valley.

Family will be at 3885 East Houze Road. Rooks Funeral Home, Fort Valley, has charge of arrangements.

James Wilkins

SOPERTON - Services for James D. "Cotton Top" Wilkins will be at 11 a.m. today in Red Bluff Baptist Church Cemetery. Wilkins, 77, died Saturday, May 6, 2000. He was a retired nurse's aide and attended Soperton Church of God.

Survivors include his children, George Wilkins of Helena and Alton Wilkins of Rockledge; brothers, Verlie Foskey of Soperton and J.J. Wilkins of Dublin; and four grandchildren.

Sammons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Olga Wright

MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Olga A. Wright will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Williams White Columns Funeral Home with burial in Memory Hill Cemetery. Wright, 82, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, in a local hospital. She was a lab technician, retired from McGaw Laboratories. She was a member of First Christian Church.

Survivors include her children, James Wright and Jerrold Wright, both of Milledgeville, Morrelle Hunter of Bowie, Md., and Deborah Crosby of Rutledge, Tenn.; sister, Esther Davis of Milledgeville; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.


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