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John Bailey
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.

William Brown
MCINTYRE - Services for William Clyde Brown will be at 11 a.m. today in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Toomsboro. Brown, 64, died Monday, May 21, 2001. Son of the late William and Kathlene Lord Brown, he worked with the Wilkinson County Sheriff's Department. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

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.

Hannah Davis
Services for Hannah A. Wilson Davis will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Linwood Cemetery. Davis, 88, died Sunday, May 20, 2001. Daughter of the late David Wilson Jr. and Beady Ann Brown, she received a general elementary teacher's license and bachelor's degree in math from Fort Valley State College. She was a schoolteacher and principal in Twiggs County. She was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, member of the choir, president of Senior Circle Mission Ministry and member of Senior Citizens Ministry. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Georgia Teachers Delegate Association, Mount Pleasant Lodge No. 6 and Independent Order of the Morning Star.

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.

Versie Davis
HAZLEHURST - Services for Versie Powell Davis will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Miles Funeral Home with burial in Satilla Cemetery. Davis died Monday, May 21, 2001. She was the daughter of the late John and Susan Powell. She was the widow of James E. Davis.

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.

Charles DePratter
Services for Charles Kenneth "Chuck" DePratter will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. DePratter, 63, died Saturday, May 19, 2001. He was an electronics specialist and an instrumental mechanic at Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp. in Macon, where he worked for more than 18 years. He was a Navy and Army veteran. He had moved to Macon in 1974 after transferring from Michigan, where he worked at Allied Chemical Co. He was a Baptist.

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.

James Garrett
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Services for James Thomas "Jimmy" Garrett will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden, S.C. Garrett, 63, died recently. Born in Anderson, he was retired from the South Carolina State Highway Department as a mechanical engineer.

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. 

Homer Jackson
MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Homer E. "Ted" Jackson will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Moores Funeral Home with burial in Memory Hill Cemetery. Jackson, 70, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001. Born in Bibb County, he was retired from Georgia Power Co. He was a Navy veteran and member of First Christian Church.

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.

Elise Kimbrel
MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Elise W. Kimbrel will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Williams White Columns Funeral Home with burial in Baldwin Memorial Gardens. Kimbrel, 73, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001. She was born in Oglethorpe County and had made her home in Milledgeville for the past 57 years. She was retired from Kmart. The widow of John A. Kimbrel, she was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

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
ATLANTA - A celebration of life for Jean B. Lawder will be held at a later date in Atlanta. Lawder died Monday, May 7, 2001. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Blount Baldwin of Macon.

Survivors include her daughter, Yvonne, of Atlanta; and her sister Grace Cogbill of Macon.
 

Patricia Lenkerd
Memorial services for Patricia Gossett Lenkerd will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will be private. Lenkerd, 81, died Monday, May 14, 2001. She graduated from Loretta Heights College, receiving a degree in English. She was a partner in Service Equipment Co. in Americus, where she lived before moving to Cochran. She taught in special education in Statesboro and was a Pink Lady at The Medical Center of Central Georgia. She was the widow of William Gossett and Charles Lenkerd. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

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.

Haywood Lloyd
CENTERVILLE - Services for Haywood Nathaniel Lloyd will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Greater Church of God by Faith, Jacksonville, Fla., with burial in Rest Lawn Cemetery. Lloyd died Friday, May 18, 2001, in a local hospital. He was the son of the late James and Anna Lee Lloyd. He was a retired Army veteran after 21 years of service and was retired from Robins Air Force Base after 15 years. He was a member of Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

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.

Charles Lynch
WARNER ROBINS - Services for Charles Ray "Mr. Grits" Lynch will be at 2 p.m. Friday in McCullough Funeral Home with burial in Magnolia Park Cemetery. Lynch, 72, died Monday, May 21, 2001. He was born in Lynch, Ky., son of the late Charles Lawton and Sarah Williams Lynch. An Army veteran of the Korean War and World War II, he was retired from truck maintenance at Transit Mix Concrete Co. He was a member of Green Acres Baptist Church.

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.

Johnny Maddox
JASPER COUNTY - Services for Johnny Henry Maddox will be at 2 p.m. today in Greenwood Baptist Church, Shady Dale, with burial in the church cemetery. Maddox, 74, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001. A retired farmer, he was the son of the late George and Julia Maddox. 

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.
CUT-N-SHOOT, Texas - Services for Richard Moss Mitchell Jr. will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Chapel in the Park Mausoleum in Garden Park Cemetery. Mitchell, 83, died Monday, May 21, 2001. He was the son of the late Richard Moss Mitchell Sr. and Mamie Slade Mitchell.

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.

Margie Morgan
Services for Margie M. Morgan will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Morgan, 88, died Monday, May 21, 2001. Daughter of the late Gilbert and Estelle Coley Mims, she was a member of Log Cabin Baptist Church. She was the widow of William K. Morgan.

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.

Audrey Presley
OCILLA - Services for Audrey Gentle Presley will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Ocilla Cemetery. Presley, 85, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001. She was a homemaker and former employee of Ocilla Pharmacy, Irwin County Hospital and Cohen's Department Store. She was a member of Ocilla United Methodist Church. She was the widow of William Paul Presley.

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.

Leila Saunders
Services for Leila West Saunders will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Friendship Baptist Church with burial in Macon Memorial Park. Saunders, 66, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001. Daughter of the late Benton and Jessie Mae West, she was retired from Southern Crate, Bulova Watch Co. of New York City and The Medical Center of Central Georgia. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, served on the nursing guild and progressive ministry. She was the widow of Johnny Saunders and was a member of Central City Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star and DAV.

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. 

Terry Shelton
SOPERTON - Services for Terry Wayne Shelton will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church, Chattahoochee, Fla., with burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Shelton, 37, died Sunday, May 20, 2001. A graduate of Valdosta State College, he was a physical education teacher and coach at Wheeler County High School in Alamo. He was a member of Chattahoochee First Baptist Church.

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.
CORDELE - Services for Elzie Lee Swain Sr. will be at 11 a.m. today in Dekle Funeral Home with burial in Lakeview Baptist Church Cemetery, Lenox. Swain, 76, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001. He was the son of the late Arthur and Ruby I. Swain. He was the widower of Juanita F. Swain. He was an Army veteran and worked at Independent Life Insurance Co.

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.
Services for Robert Emory Thomas Sr. will be at 11 a.m. today in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Thomas, 49, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, after a long illness. He worked at C.T. Bone Construction Co.

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.

Robert Warner
HANAHAN, S.C. - Services for Robert Lee Warner will be at noon Friday in North Charleston United Methodist Church with burial in Carolina Memorial Gardens. Warner died Monday, May 21, 2001. Born in Dayton, Ohio, he graduated from Perry High School, attended Trident Technical College and the U.S. Naval Training Center. He was an electronics project manager with SPAWARSYSCEN. He was a member of North Charleston United Methodist Church. 

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
Services for the Rev. Ernest Wilkes will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Hart's Mortuary with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Wilkes died Monday, May 21, 2001, at his residence. He was a member of Southside Congregational Holiness Church. He was a member of Sunnyland Gospel Singers and had performed at the Grand Ole Opry. He worked at Bibb Radio and TV for 20 years and was a minister for 40 years. He was a member of the Amateur Ham Radio Club and was a volunteer at DFACS for two years.

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.

Russell Wright
WARNER ROBINS - Services for Russell R. Wright will be at 2 p.m. today in Mount Calvary Lutheran Church with burial in Magnolia Park Cemetery. Wright, 82, died Monday, May 21, 2001. He had lived in Warner Robins since 1952, son of the late Roscoe and Carolyn Turlene. An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he was retired from civil service at Robins Air Force Base. He was a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church.

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.
WILKES, The Reverend Ernest: of 2021 Mar-Sha Drive, died Monday, May 21, 2001 at his residence. Services will be held Thursday, May 24, 2001, at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary with Tommy Orr officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 2021 Mar-Sha Drive. Visitation: Wednesday from 6:00PM until 8:00PM at Hart's Mortuary. Mr. Wilkes was a member of Southside Congregational Holiness Church. He was a member of the Sunnyland Gospel Singers and had performed at the Grand Old Opry. He worked at Bibb Radio and TV for 20 years and was a minister for 40 years. Mr. Wilkes was a member of the Amateur Ham Radio Club and worked as a volunteer at DEFACS for 2 years. He was married for 45 years to his wife, Carolyn Maxie Allen Wilkes. Survivors: Wife, Carolyn Allen Wilkes of Macon; Sons, Ernest D. Wilkes, Jr. of Macon and Edward L. Wilkes of Richland, GA; Daughter, Watha Ellington of Milledgeville; Sister, Mary Constantine of Destin, FL; Brother, Adolphus Wilkes of Charleston, SC; 12 Grandchildren; 2 Great-grandchildren; Several nieces and nephews. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

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.


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