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LESLIE - Services for John Edward Bailey will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Leslie United Methodist Church with burial in Leslie City Cemetery. Bailey, 38, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001. He was manager of W.N. Clark Co. and Brickyard Plantation Golf Club. He was a member of Leslie United Methodist Church, where he was a board member.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Bridges Bailey; parents John and Betty Bailey Todd of Cobb; sisters Jan Williams and Lisa Holloway of Plains, and Carol Harris of Cobb; and grandmother Lucille Hawkes of Athens.
Memorials may be made to Leslie United Methodist Church, Allen Street, Leslie 31764 or Southland Academy, 123 Southland Road, Americus 31709. Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel has charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his children Denise Dixon of Tennille and Debra Happoldt of McIntyre; brothers and sister Burt Brown of Esrell Springs, Tenn., Harold Brown of Hinesville and Marion Lord of Milledgeville; and grandchildren Ryan Dixon, Kelli Dixon and Heather Happoldt.
Moores Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter Mary Cheely Simmons of Macon; brother George Wilson Sr. of Macon; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Hutchings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter Evelyn Bradley of Jacksonville, Fla.; sisters and brothers Oneda Baucom, Veda Davis, Dewitt Powell, Rosie Dixon and Otera Lytle, all of Hazlehurst, Irma Dixon of Camden, S.C., Florence Withers and Winston Powell, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight in the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife, Helen D. Gomez-DePratter; children Mrs. Kenneth Jones, Paul Edward Elsasser, Michael Elsasser and Douglas Matthew Elsasser, all of Macon; sister Betty Carol Dilley of Kentucky; and grandchildren Tiffany Jones, Crystal Elsasser, Jessica Elsasser, Brittany Elsasser, Paula Elsasser and Adam Jones.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight in the funeral home and may be contacted at the Jones residence on Bonanza Drive. Floral tributes will be accepted at the funeral home.
Survivors include his children James Thomas Garrett Jr. of Gainesville, Ga., and Michael Eric Garrett of Macon; parents Gerald Alonzo and Mary Garrett of Lugoff; sisters Mary Como of Elizabeth, Colo., and Susie Vanderbrink of Gilbert, S.C.; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association of S.C., 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 205, Columbia, S.C. 29204.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria White Jackson; children Don Jackson, David Jackson, Darrel Jackson, Corey Jackson, Andrew Jackson, all of Milledgeville, and Danny Jackson of Eatonton; brothers and sister Jim Jackson of Russellville, Ala., Billy Jackson of Byron, Leo Jackson of Centerville and Nancy Grant of Atlanta; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight in Moores Funeral Home.
Survivors include her sister and brothers Maxine Smith of Westminister, S.C., Wiley Wilson and Charles D. Wilson, both of Covington, and Vernon Wilson of Nicholson.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in the funeral home.
Jean B. Lawder
Survivors include her daughter, Yvonne, of Atlanta; and her sister Grace
Cogbill of Macon.
Survivors include her children Patty G. Downs of Macon, Margaret G. Chambliss of Milledgeville, Ann G. McAleese of Atlanta and Gerry G. Wiklund of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family may be contacted at 5764 Kentucky Downs Drive, Macon 31210. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Helen A. Lloyd; son Brian N. Lloyd of Atlanta; brother and sister James Lloyd and Rosa Lee Lloyd, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; and a grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight in Nelson's Memorial Mortuary, Warner Robins, and may be contacted at 406 Tumbleweed Circle. Nelson's Memorial Mortuary has charge of local arrangements. A.B. Coleman Mortuary in Jacksonville, Fla., ha charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his children Ron Lynch and Rich Lynch, both of Warner Robins, Michael Lawton Lynch of Fort Hood, Texas, Laura Lee Lynch of California, Mona Rae Carlton of Boulder, Colo., and Sheila Larsen of California; brother Doyle Lee Lynch of Germany; and nine grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife, Willie Mae Maddox; children Carrie Mae Dennis of Madison and Marie Dennis of Decatur; sister and brother Annie Nell Smith of Covington and George T. Maddox Jr. of Atlanta; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Catchings Memorial Mortuary, Monticello, has charge of arrangements.
Richard Mitchell Jr.
Survivors include his daughter Mimi Mushaway of Brenham, Texas; sister Margaret Edwards Morgan; and granddaughter Erin Mushaway of Brenham.
An e-mail tribute to the family may be made at www.cashnerfunerals.com. Cashner Funeral Home in Conroe, Texas, has charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, William K. Morgan; children Betty M. Walker of Macon and Gail M. Heath of Warner Robins; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Thomas C. Burke Foundation, 804 Cherry St., Suite B, Macon 31201.
Survivors include her children Doris Willene Boney of Milan, Kathy Steed of Atlanta and Debra Williamson of Albany; brother and sisters C.P. Gentle, Joyce Speigner, Lavelle Parker and June Dulaney, all of Dothan, Ala., and Marie Hicks of Chipley, Fla.; grandchildren Kay Bryan, Ronnie Hendley, Cindy Jones, Janet Henry, Michelle Shuman and Micah Williamson; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Paulk Funeral Home, Ocilla.
Survivors include her children Gary Teasley of New York, Larry Spence of Tacoma, Wash., and Jessie West Mathis of Macon; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home and may be contacted at 2222 Adams Ave. The body will be in the church at 1 p.m.
Survivors include his parents Gene and Catherine Shelton; brothers and sister Alvin Shelton and Edwin Shelton, both of Chattahoochee, and Debra Brannan of Bristol, Fla.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 tonight in Lanier-Andler Funeral Home, Chattahoochee. Higgs Funeral Home, Soperton, has charge of local arrangements.
Elzie Swain Sr.
Survivors include his son Elzie Lee Swain Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colo.;
and brothers and sister Bobby Gene Swain of Butler, Clifford Swain of Reynolds
and Alice Sealy of Butler.
Robert Thomas Sr.
Survivors include his wife, Darline Brown; son Robert Thomas Jr.; mother Virginia Thomas Banks of Jeffersonville; stepchildren Glenn Brown of Mount Vernon, and Christopher Brown and Jason Brown, both of Warner Robins; sister and brothers Pat Monroe of Douglasville, Stern Jackson Jr. of North Carolina and Jimmy Banks of Jeffersonville; and a stepgrandchild.
Floral tributes will be accepted at the funeral home. Those wishing to contact the family by cards of condolences may do so at the residence of Robert Thomas Jr., 314 Peaks Landing, Conyers 30013. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his children Kayla Leanne Warner, Brian Matthew Warner and Melissa Nicole Saukas, all of Hanahan, and Sarah Amanda Warner of Medicine Lodge Kan.; mother Joan Baker Warner of Albany; brothers and sisters Stephen M. Booher of Baxley, John D. Booher of Centerville, Brooks Booher and Gretta Booher, both of Piqua, Ohio, Paul M. Warner of Albany, Lauron E. Warner of Kelso, Wash., Debbie J. Riner of Tifton, and Mary Kay Dunlap of Leesburg.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, North Charleston, S.C. 29406. J. Henry Sturh Inc., Greenridge Road Chapel, has charge of arrangements.
Rev. Ernest Wilkes
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Allen Wilkes; children Erne\st D. Wilkes Jr. of Macon, Edward L. Wilkes of Richland and Watha Ellington of Milledgeville; sister and brother Mary Constantine of Destin, Fla., and Adolphus Wilkes of Charleston, S.C.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in the funeral home and may be contacted at 2021 Mar-Sha Drive.
Survivors include his wife, Isabel Kropp Wright; children Jeanne Bauer of Orlando, Fla., and Patricia Tumlin and David Wright, both of Warner Robins; and six grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church Building Fund,
336 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins 31088. McCullough Funeral Home has
charge of arrangements.
PATTERSON, Doris: of 4444 South Beechwood Drive, died Tuesday, May 22,
2001, at her residence. Services have been entrusted to Hart's Mortuary
and will be announced later.
Mr. Charles Kenneth (Chuck) DePratter passed away at a local hospital on May 19, 2001, after a brief illness. He was born on October 19, 1937, in Nahunta, Georgia, to the late Mr. Dock DePratter and the late Dorothy Elizabeth Sloan DePratter. He was 63 years old on his last birthday. Mr. DePratter was married in Aiken, South Carolina, to the former Helen D. Gomez; they were joined in matrimony on June 7, 1975. Mr. DePratter was an electronics specialist and an instrument mechanic at Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company in Macon, Georgia. He worked for over 18 years with Brown & Williamson. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and the United States Army. He was honorably discharged from both branches of the armed forces. Mr. DePratter moved to the Macon area in 1974 after transferring from the state of Michigan, where he was employed with the Allied Chemical Company. He came to Macon to work at the Allied Chemical Company here in Middle Georgia. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Helen D. Gomez-DePratter of Ft. Valley, Georgia; and his four children, one daughter Mrs. Kenneth (Carol) Jones of Macon, Ga., and three sons, Mr. Paul Edward (Serena) Elsasser, Mr. Michael Elsasser, and Mr. Douglas Matthew Elsasser, of of Macon, Georgia; one sister Betty Carol Dilley of Kentucky; six grandchildren Tiffany D. Jones, Crystal Elsasser, Jessica Elsasser, Brittany Elsasser, Paula Elsasser and Adam K. Jones; these nieces and nephew Lean Gilbert, Kelly Mills and Louis Giesler. A host of friends and co-workers are left to mourn the loss of one so dear. Funeral services will be conducted from the Chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home on Thursday, May 24, 2001, with the Reverend W.S. "Sonny" Rogers officiating. Services will begin at 2 p.m. and the burial will follow in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery Section "I." Active pallbearers will be Kenneth Jones, Paul Elsasser, Michael Elsasser, Matthew Elsasser, Ronald Hollingsworth and Jimmy Smith. The family will receive friends for visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday evening, May 23, 2001, from six until nine o'clock. Those wishing to call on the family residence may do so at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth (Carol) Jones on Bonanza Drive in Macon, Ga. Floral tributes will be accepted at the funeral home. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery will have charge of the services of Mr. Charles Kenneth (Chuck) DePratter.
DYES, Annie Mae Long: 84, of St. Simons Island, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home.
SUDDUTH, Dorothy Lee Yeager: passed away May 20, 2001, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at Wednesday at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Elders Daniel Bryant and Sam Bryant will be officiating. Mrs. Sudduth was the daughter of the late Gratton Woodfin and Mary Lee Payne Yeager. Mrs. Sudduth lived in Macon the past 48 years, moving from Mooresbridge, Alabama. She was a member of Grace Primitive Baptist Church in Macon. Mrs. Sudduth was pre-deceased in death by two brothers, G.W. Yeager Jr. and W.P. Yeager. Survivors include husband, James H. Sudduth of Macon; 3 children, James Michael Sudduth Sr. of Lake Blackshear, Henry Max Sudduth of Rome, Ga., and Demetra Sudduth Whidby of Gray, Ga.; 3 sisters, Doris Logan of Smyrna, Esther Acre of Alabaster, Ala., and Frances Berryhill of NorthPort, Ala.; 3 brothers Orlo Yeager of Akron, Ala., Munford Yeager of Eutaw, Ala., and Wren Yeager of Akron, Ala.; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren also survive; several nieces and nephews also survive. Active Pallbearers will be Jamie Ayers, James Michael Sudduth Jr., Andrew Vanlerberghe, Hillary Rose Sudduth, Robin Shedd, Amy Sudduth, Nicholas Vanlerberghe, Bonnie Rudenseal, Joseph M. Whidby. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Mr. Robert Emory Thomas, Sr. passed away at a local hospital on Saturday, May 19, 2001, after a long illness. He was a resident in the Macon area most of his life. He was born in Asheville, North Carolina, to Stern Jackson Thomas Sr. and Virginia Thomas Banks on August 9, 1951. He was 49 years old on his last birthday. He was employed by C.T. Bone Construction Company. Survivors include his spouse, Darline Brown of Warner Robins, Georgia; his mother, Virginia Thomas Banks of Jeffersonville, Georgia; one son Robert Thomas Jr.; and three stepchildren Glenn Brown of Mt. Vernon, Georgia, Christopher Brown of Warner Robins, Georgia, and Jason Brown of Warner Robins, Georgia; one sister and two brothers Ms. Pat Monroe of Douglasville, Ga., Mr. Stern Jackson Jr. of North Carolina, and Mr. Jimmy Banks of Jeffersonville, Georgia; sisters-in-law Ms. Kathy Avery of Macon, Georgia. One stepgrandchild; and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held at the graveside in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery on Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at 11 a.m. with the Reverend W.S. "Sonny" Rogers officiating. Burial will take place in Section "L" at a space on the "Day Cemetery Estate." Floral tributes will be accepted at the funeral home until the day of services. Those wishing to contact the family by cards of condolence may do so at the address of his son Robert Thomas Jr., 314 Peaks Landing, Conyers, Georgia 30013. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has been entrusted to care for the needs of the family of the late Mr. Robert Thomas Sr.
CROOMS, Arthur Bernard Sr.: 70, of 175 Pecan Drive, Macon, died Monday, May 21, 2001. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, with burial at 3:30 p.m. in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Washington County. The Rev. Darrell Watson will officiate. Family will be at the residence, 175 Pecan Drive, Macon, Ga. 31217. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.
LENKERD, Patricia Gossett: 81, of 1355 Forsyth St., Apt D-1, Macon, died May 14, 2001, in a local hospital. Mrs. Lenkerd had requested that her body be donated to Mercer University School of Medicine, therefore, Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, 5/26/01, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Father John Cuddy will officiate. Burial will be private at a later date. Family will be at the residence of Wayne and Patty Downs, 5764 Kentucky Downs Drive, Macon, GA 31210. Mrs. Lenkerd, daughter of the late Patrick & Anna Dimond McLoughlin, was born in Denver, Colorado, and was a graduate of Loretta Heights College, where she received a degree in English. She was the widow of William Gossett and Charles Lenkerd and was a partner in Service Equipment Company in Americus, where she lived many years before moving to Cochran. Mrs. Lenkerd taught in special education in Statesboro a number of years before moving to Macon some 15 years ago. She was a Pink Lady at The Medical Center of Central Georgia and was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Survivors: daughters, Patty G. Downs of Macon, Margaret G. Chambliss of Milledgeville, Ann G. McAleese of Atlanta, Gerry G. Wiklund of Oak Ridge, TN; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.
ROZIER, John Thomas "J.T.": 74, of Macon, Ga., died Sunday, May 20, 2001, in a local hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Gateway Fellowship Church of God, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. The Rev. Tim Kelly will officiate. Family will be at the residence of Thomas E. Rozier, 3009 Pea Ridge Road, Juliette, Ga. (friends may call 471-6251 for directions). Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements.