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Bernice Darsey
COCHRAN - Services for Bernice Darsey will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Fisher Funeral Home, with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Darsey, 90, died Friday, May 25, 2001. Born in Bleckley County, she was the daughter of the late J. Steve and Mae Jones Darsey and was the widow of William A. Darsey. She was a graduate of Middle Georgia College and was retired from the L&H Shirt Co. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.
Survivors include children Betty D. Floyd and William D. Darsey, both of Cochran, and Louie Darsey of Centerville; brother, Ray Barrs of Cochran; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 tonight in the funeral home. The family may be contacted at the residence of William Darsey, Hawkinsville Highway.
 

Clifton Davis
MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Clifton E. "Ed" Davis will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in Moores Funeral Home. Burial will be private. Davis, 52, died Thursday, May 24, 2001. Born in Burke County, he lived in Milledgeville for the past 23 years. He was a graduate of Augusta Area Tech School. He was a senior instrument tech for Georgia Power Co. He attended Hopewell United Methodist Church. He was an Air Force veteran and had served during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Ginny Wood Davis of Milledgeville; mother, Edna Davis of Waynesboro; sisters Sandra Henry of Germany and Alisa Wheat of Waynesboro.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell United Methodist Church Youth Fund, 188 Hopewell Church Road, Milledgeville 31061. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 today in the funeral home.
 

W.L. Ellis
DUBLIN - Memorial services for W.L. "Bill" Ellis will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home. Ellis, 64, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001. Born in Erie County, Pa., he was a longtime resident of Laurens County. He was a painter and was the son of the late Robert L. and Theressa Phillips Ellis. He was the widower of Anne Irene Stephens Ellis.

Survivors include children Steve Ellis of Chester, Bruce Ellis of Pennsylvania, and Renee E. Backman of Clayton, Ala.; brother and sister Frank Ellis of Minter and Ruth E. Filkins of West Palm Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Steve Ellis in Chester.
 

Mary F. Glover
DRY BRANCH - Services for Mary F. Glover will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in O'marion Baptist Church, Jeffersonville, with burial in the church cemetery. Glover died Tuesday, May 22, 2001. Daughter of the late Gentle and Lizzie D. Smith, she was a member of O'marion Baptist Church. She was a member of the mission board, senior choir, was a deaconess, secretary of the mission board and the senior choir. She also was an Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband, Mark Glover; children Mark Glover III of Kansas, Marshall Glover of Dry Branch, Darryl L. Glover of Virginia, General L. Glover of Atlanta, Frances Glover, Peggy Oliver, Anita Glover, all of Macon, Teresa Brown of Arizona, and Louise Gallemore of Jeffersonville; sisters and brothers Irene Wimberly of New York, Geneva Bond, Josephine Aaron, Virginia Smith, Cinderella Smith and Henry Smith, all of Macon, Annie M. Hubbard of Jeffersonville, Richard Smith of Dry Branch and Gentle Smith II of California; 20 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family may be contacted at Route 1, Box 431, Dry Branch. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home in Macon has charge of arrangements.
 

Ruby Grimstead
AUGUSTA - Services for Ruby "Mimi" Nail Grimstead will be held at 2 p.m. today in Poteet Funeral Home, with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Grimstead, 88, died Thursday, May 24, 2001. Born in Tattnall County, she lived in Augusta most of her life and was a member of Cliffwood Presbyterian Church, the Brunner Sunday School Class and the Dorcas Lydia Circle. She was also a member of the CSRA Road Runners Camping Club. She was the widow of Otto E. Grimstead.

Survivors include children Betty Grimstead, Lois G. Davis and Dale E. Grimstead, all of Augusta, and Elna G. Harris of Hephzibah; brother, W. Arlis Nail of Keystone Heights, Fla.; stepsister and stepbrother, Grace Brown of Guyton, and Marvin Jarrell of Garden City; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. Joseph Hospital Hospice or to Cliffwood Presbyterian Church.
 

Lizzie Henderson
BYRON - Services for Lizzie "Big Bay" Jordan Henderson will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, with burial in Bethel AME Church Cemetery. Henderson, 88, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001. Born in Houston County, she was the daughter of the late Doc and Mattie Woodson. She was the widow of Willie James Henderson and was retired from Robins Air Force Base. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, where she served on the ushers board.

Survivors include children Lillie Maude Lewis and Connie Wright, both of Byron, and Wylene Moore of Warner Robins; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
 

Forrest Holloway
LAKE SINCLAIR - Services for Forrest Holloway will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church of Gray. Burial will be private. Holloway, 77, died Friday, May 25, 2001. Born in Stearns, Ky., he lived at Lake Sinclair for the past six years, moving from Gray after 31 years. He was the son of the late Myrthle Kene Holloway and the late Geneva Romines Holloway. He served as a member of the military police in the Army during World War II. He was the former owner of Middle Georgia Security. He was a former district commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America Central Georgia Council and a former assistant scout master of Troop No. 485 in Gray. He was president emeritus of the Georgia Burglar and Fire Alarm Association, a former member of the Optimist Club and a Mason. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite and was a Shriner.

Survivors include his wife, Janette Holloway of Lake Sinclair; children Kenny Holloway of Centerville, Marty Holloway of Macon, Tim Holloway and Penny Comer, both of Gray, Stevie Garey of Eatonton, Kathy Lusk of Greenville, S.C., Sally Woodall of Decatur, Ala., and Shantee Garey of Gordon; sister and brothers, Lynda Sue Watson and Dester Holloway, both of Chattanooga, Tenn., Howard Holloway of Macon, Bob Holloway of Manchester, Tenn., Wendell Holloway of Hixson, Tenn., and Jack Sweed of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at the Comer residence, 376 Northcross Road, Gray. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m Sunday in Bridges Funeral Home, Gray.
 

Peggy Johnson
SWAINSBORO - Services for Peggy J. Johnson will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Tomlinson Funeral Home, with burial in Swainsboro City Cemetery. Johnson, 61, died Friday, May 25, 2001. Born in Emanuel County, she was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Rayford Johnson of Swainsboro; children Glenda Bedgood of Brunswick, Suzanne Giles and David Johnson, both of Adrian, Maranda Johnson, Alford Johnson, Dale Johnson, Bryant Johnson and Cecil Johnson, all of Swainsboro, and Wyman Johnson of Kite; 25 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 9 tonight in Tomlinson Funeral Home.
 

JaVondré Jones
FORSYTH - Services for JaVondré Landez Jones will be held at 1 p.m. today in Freeman Funeral Home, with burial in Forsyth City Cemetery. JaVondré, the infant child of Callista Jones and Howard Holloman, died Thursday, May 24, 2001. 

Survivors include grandparents Sharon Holloman, Brenda Jones and Johnny Jones Jr.; great-grandmother, Josephine Wilkins; sister, Shazmyn JaShannah Jones.

The family will receive friends at 269 Willis-Wilder Drive.
 

Thelma Jordan
ROBERTA - Services for Thelma Jordan will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in Crawford County Middle School. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Musella. Jordan, 75, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001. Born in Crawford County, she was a member of St. James Baptist Church, where she served on the usher board. She was the daughter of the late Home Harris Jordan and the late Lovett Jordan.

Survivors include children Patricia Jordan, Ralph Jordan, David Jordan, and Roy Jordan, all of Roberta, Willie Colbert Jr. of Miami, Alfred Jordan of Warner Robins, and Albert Jordan of Atlanta; 26 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

The body will be placed in the school auditorium a hour before services. Hicks & Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Evelyn Massengale
Services for Evelyn Harris Massengale will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Williams White Columns Funeral Home, Milledgeville, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Massengale, 84, died Thursday, May 24, 2001. Born in Bleckley County, she lived in Macon for most of her life and had lived in Milledgeville for several years. She was the daughter of the late William Thomas Harris and the late Carrie Sumner Harris. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Milledgeville.

Survivors include son, Ed Chastain of Macon; brother, Odis Harris of Lake Sinclair; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 today in the funeral home.
 

Julia McFearin
ELLABELL - Services for Julia Butler McFearin will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. McFearin, 77, died Thursday, May 24, 2001. Born in Hinesville, she was a former resident of Hazlehurst. She was a Baptist and was an employee of the Stardust Mills and the Hazlehurst Mills.

Survivors include her husband, Clyde B. McFearin Jr. of Ellabell; children Samuel Walton Butler of Bloomingdale, James David Butler of Byron, Ann Butler Williams of Hazlehurst, and Vivian Butler Mosley of Baxley; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday in Fox & Weeks Funeral Home, Garden City.
 

Glenda Paulk
HELENA - Services for Glenda Cheryl Paulk will be held at 2 p.m. today in Lowe's Funeral Home, with burial in St. Paul Holiness Church Cemetery. Paulk, 56, died Thursday, May 24, 2001. Born in Telfair County, she was the daughter of the late William Joseph Hatfield. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

Survivors include her children Glenn Jowers of Irwinville, Cheryl Colber of Dublin, and William Joseph Jowers of Jacksonville; mother, Martha Jane Williams of Helena; brother and sisters Ann Davis and Sandy Williams, both of Helena, Larry Hatfield of Jacksonville, and Kathy Joy of McRae; and five grandchildren.
 

Barbara Randall
FORT VALLEY - Services for Barbara Ann Randall will be at 10 a.m. today in McCullough Funeral Home, Warner Robins. Burial will be private. Randall, 67, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001. She was born in San Bernardino, Calif., daughter of the late Benjamin Thomas and Edna Olga Randall. She was a homemaker and an Evangelical.

Survivors include her husband, Johnny Turner of Fort Valley; children Kathleen Deason of Brunswick, Vanessa Basting of Houston, Texas, Cheryl Smith of Kennedy, Texas, Pamela Murray of Perry, Cindy Marlin of Warner Robins and Kimberly Robertson Smith of Nashville, Tenn.; sisters Marilyn Crabtree of Rialto, Calif., and Carolyn Ingold of Lucern Valley, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Georgia Chapter, 550 Pharr Road, Suite 550, Atlanta 30305-3432.
 

Barney Roberts
CORDELE - Services for Barney Roberts will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Hughes & Wright Funeral Home, with burial in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Roberts, 73, died Friday, May 25, 2001. Born in Irwin County, he was a tug driver at Robins Air Force Base. He was a member of Old Valley Grove Church in Irwin County.

Survivors include wife, Carolyn Fraser Roberts of Cordele; mother, Minnie Roberts of Ocilla; children Teresa Westbrook of Columbia, S.C., and Tom Highsmith of Nahunta, Fla.; brothers and sister Hugh Roberts and W.B. Roberts, both of Ocilla, Troy Roberts of Fitzgerald, and Margie Horne of Warner Robins; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 tonight in the funeral home.
 

Lucille Spillers
CORDELE - Services for Lucille Spillers will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Warwick First Baptist Church, with burial in Red Oak Cemetery. Spillers, 95, died Thursday, May 24, 2001. Born in Sylvester, she was the widow of Jesse Benjamin Spillers. 

Survivors include nephews and nieces Charles Lunsford and Jackulyn Reynolds, both of Ashburn, Lane Posey of Warwick, June Hobbs of Eatonton, Betty Holland of Sylvester, Carolyn Lunsford of Montgomery, Ala., Kathryn Moore of Leesburg, and Marie Sumner of Cochran; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Sunday in Dekle Funeral Home.
 

Myrtle Spinks
WARNER ROBINS - Services for Myrtle Howard Spinks will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Central Baptist Church, with burial in Magnolia Cemetery. Spinks, 84, died Friday, May 25, 2001. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Willie Roby Howard. She was a member of Central Baptist Church and was a retired clerk for the city of Warner Robins.

Survivors include husband, C.B. Spinks of Warner Robins; children Jimmy Spinks and Charliette Wyatt, both of Warner Robins, and Carol Hightower of Macon; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 tonight in McCullough Funeral Home. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 301 Mulberry St., Suite 201, Macon 31201.
 

Mae Sports
DOUGLAS - Services for Mae A. Sports will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in First United Methodist Church, with burial in Douglas City Cemetery. Sports, 92, died Friday, May 25, 2001. Born in Pierce County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Atwell and the late Verdie James Aspinwall. She was the widow of Elisha Walter Sports. She was a homemaker and was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include children Joe Sports and Ann Sports Messmore, both of Atlanta, and Don Sports of Claxton; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Donations may be made to First United Methodist Church. Sims Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

William Sweat
Services for William E. Sweat will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Cherokee Heights United Methodist Church, with burial in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Sweat died Thursday, May 24, 2001. He lived in Macon most of his life and was the son of the late Marcus and Susan Hancock Sweat. He was retired from the management staff at the Keebler Co. after 38 years. He was an ordained Baptist deacon and served as Sunday school superintendant and treasurer at Westlawn Baptist Church. He also served as president of Central High School Band Boosters at various times from 1966-87.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Sweat of Macon; children Janet S. Rogers of Marietta, John E. Sweat of Macon and Julie Merrill of Bolingbroke; two brothers Bennie L. Sweat Sr. of Ivey and Marcus Sweat of Gainesville, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 today in Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted, but donations can be made to the Thomas C. Burke Foundation, 804 Cherry St., Macon 31201.


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