Miscellaneous Bibb County, Georgia Obituaries

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Carl B. Adkins 
 

Services for Carl B. Adkins will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Adkins, 84, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at his home. Born in Chester County, S.C., he had lived in Macon most of his life. Adkins was retired from the Georgia Power Co. and was a Methodist. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. 

Survivors include his son Wayne Adkins of Macon; daughters Sheryl Chapman and Lisa Robinson, both of Macon; sister Merle Sewell of Columbus; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of Central Georgia, P.O. Box 6533, Macon 31208. The family may be contacted at the residence, 1294 Lyons St. 
 

George Bolton 
 

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --- Services for George Thomas Bolton will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, Macon, with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Bolton, 101, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000. Born in Macon, he was the son of the late George Sylvester and Annie Dye Bolton. He lived in Macon most of his life before moving to North Carolina. Bolton was the widower of Mildred Cranford Bolton. He was a machinist, retired from Southern Railroad, and was a Baptist. 

Survivors include his daughters Frances B. Montaquila of Winston-Salem and Helen B. Dundee of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; sister Lila Bolton of Macon; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight at the funeral home. The family may be contacted at the home of Elaine and Mel Cranford, 711 Ormond Terrace, Macon 31206. 
 

Angelia S. Cadwell 
 

BONAIRE --- Services for Angelia S. Cadwell will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Plainfield Baptist Church Cemetery. Cadwell, 46, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at Warner Robins Rehab & Nursing Center. Born in Eastman, she the daughter of the late Max L. Cadwell. She worked at Happy Hour Service Center. Cadwell represented Georgia on the swim team at the International Special Olympics at Notre Dame University in 1987, where she won a gold medal and a silver medal. She was a Baptist. 

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Alva Jean Updegraff and William R. Updegraff of Bonaire; and brother Derrick Cadwell of Warner Robins. 

McCullough Funeral Home, Warner Robins, has charge of arrangements. 
 

Jesse Duke 
 

JONES COUNTY --- Services for Jesse Lamar Duke will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Plentitude Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Duke, 19, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at a local hospital. Born in Milledgeville, he had lived in Jones County for the past 12 years. Duke was a 2000 graduate of Jones County High School, where he was a special education student. He was a member of Plentitude Baptist Church and Woodman of the World. Duke participated in the Special Olympics. 

Survivors include his parents, Gene and Alice Duke of Jones County; brothers Floyd Duke and Curtis Duke, both of Jones County, and Charlie Thigpen of Milledgeville; sisters Gerri Duke of Jones County and Sherri Thigpen of Milledgeville; grandparents Tempie Coulter of Jones County, Winifred Green of Milledgeville and Luther Duke Sr. of Columbus. 

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Bridges Funeral Home, Gray. The family may be contacted at the residence, 3460 Upper River Road, Jones County. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jones County Special Olympics, 140 Princess Ann Drive, Macon 31211; Muscular Dystrophy Association, 333 Northside Drive, Suite E, Macon 31210; or to the Jones County High School Special Education Department, P.O. Box 519, Gray 31032. 
 

Emory A. Ennis 
 

VIENNA --- Services for Emory A. Ennis will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mars Hill Baptist Church, Dooly County. Burial will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Macon. Ennis, 76, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at his home. Born in Washington County, he was the son of the late Erasmus Minor Ennis and Lillian Giles Ennis. He was a member of Mars Hill Baptist Church, where he served as chairman of the deacon board, as church treasurer and was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class. Ennis was a World War II and Korean War Air Force veteran. He was retired from Robins Air Force Base as a supervisor of engineering planning in the aircraft division. Ennis had lived in Dooly County since 1986. 

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn F. Ennis of Vienna; children Donald Ennis and Larry Ennis, both of Macon, Christopher Ennis of Lizella, Alec Ennis of Cartersville, James L. Bryan of Warner Robins, Rodney Wayne Bryant of Eatonton and Mary Elizabeth Ennis of Jonesboro; brothers Winston Ennis of Columbus and Willard Ennis of Milledgeville; sisters Edna Huguet of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Martha Groves of Gainesville, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Bowen-NeSmith Funeral Home, Vienna. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mars Hill Baptist Church, c/o Earl Peavy, 1436 Ga. 257 N., Cordele 31015. 
 

Carrie Franklin 
 

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. --- Graveside services for Carrie Hill Franklin will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon. Franklin died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000. Born in Bibb County, she was the daughter of the late Hattie Worthy and a member of Christian Temple AME Church. 

Survivors include her daughters Machelle Crockett, Dianne Dunbar and Marcia Franklin, all of Riviera Beach, Fla.; stepchildren Barbara Mills of North Carolina, Hattie Shealey of New York, Leila Lewis of Florida and Ralph Franklin of Atlanta; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

The procession will leave from Bentley & Sons Funeral Home, Macon. 
 

James Griffin 
 

FITZGERALD --- Services for James Aubrey Griffin will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Paulk Funeral Home Chapel, Fitzgerald, with burial in Arp Cemetery, Irwin County. Griffin, 74, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at Osceola Nursing Home, Ocilla. Born in Irwin County, he was the son of the late Riley V. Griffin and the late Belle Fowler Griffin. He lived in Fitzgerald most of his life. Griffin retired as assistant manager of Fitzgerald Hardware Co. He was a former employee of Waymon's Service Station and the Ben Hill County Board of Commissioners. Griffin was a member of Crossview Baptist Church. 

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn D. Griffin of Fitzgerald; daughters Brenda Horne, Jean Foster and Sharon Sherret, all of Fitzgerald; brother Millard Griffin of Fitzgerald; sister Dorothy Bellamy of Fitzgerald; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 
 

Veronica Korink 
 

BYRON --- Services for Veronica Weldon Korink will be at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Rooks Funeral Home, Byron. Korink, 82, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000. A native of Chicago, Ill., she was a homemaker. 

Survivors include her husband, William A. Korink Sr. of Byron; children Bill Korink and Gayle Korink, both of Byron; Gerald Korink of Thomaston; brother William Weldon of Chicago; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care Options, 157 College St., Macon 31201. 
 

Gertrude Land 
 

ROCHELLE --- Services for Gertrude Owen Land will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Land, 96, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at Crisp Regional Hospital, Cordele. Born in White County, she was the daughter of the late Asberry Owen and Nellie Ledford Owen. She had lived most of her life in Wilcox County. Land and her husband, the late Joe D. Land, were former owners and operators of Land's Store in the Owensboro community for many years. She was a Methodist. 

Survivors include her daughters Mary Nell McWhorter of Rochelle and Jo Cheek of Eastman; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Frazier & Son Funeral Home. The family may be contacted at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson McWhorter, 929 First Ave., Rochelle. 
 

Barbara Lee 
 

MILLEDGEVILLE --- Services for Barbara Fulghum Lee will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at West View Baptist Church with burial in West View Cemetery. Lee, 61, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000. A native and lifelong resident of Milledgeville, she was a member of West View Baptist Church. 

Survivors include her aunts Kitty Allen, May Puckett and Vera Smith, all of Milledgeville, Jackie Smith of Gordon; uncles Curtis Smith of Gordon and E.J. Lee of Milledgeville. 

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

Beler M. Morgan 
 

OCILLA --- Services for Beler M. Morgan will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Irwin County, with burial in the church cemetery. Morgan, 94, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at Osceola Nursing Home. Born in Clay County, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Glover McCain and the late Annie Martin McCain. Morgan had lived in Irwin County most of her life. She was the former owner and operator of Morgan's Grocery in Irwin County. She had cared for the elderly in her home until Osceola Nursing Home opened. While working at Osceola Nursing Home, she graduated from Ben Hill-Irwin Technical Institute as a certified nurse's aid. Morgan had retired from the nursing home. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. 

Survivors include her daughters Hazel M. Green of Lake Sinclair and Frances M. Bradford of Ocilla; sons Randolph Morgan of Ocilla and Leroy Morgan of Fort Valley; sisters Ola M. Lee of LaGrange and Wayde M. Gamel of Cedartown; brother Marvin McCain of Lynn Haven, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. 

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

George W. Peake Jr. 
 

Services for George W. Peake Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Hart's Mortuary with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Peake died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, in a local nursing home. He was a graduate of Eufaula High School and Auburn University, where he received an honorary doctorate. Peake did postgraduate work at Duke University, the University of Georgia, the University of Hawaii, Yale University and the University of Minnesota. He was the owner and former president of Georgia Timberland Inc. Peake was also former president of the Georgia Forestry Association, CEO of Pamlico Inc., director of C & S Bank and past chairman of the Georgia Republican Party. He was responsible for bringing professional tennis to Macon. 

Survivors include his daughters Susan Peake Jones of Atlanta, Barbara Peake Wise of Nashville, Kathy Peake of Gainesville and Chimene Peake of Arizona; sons Robert Merwin Peake of Atlanta, Chuck Peake of Prague, Czechoslovakia, Allen Peake of Macon, George W. Peake III of Hawkinsville, and Knox Peake of Charlotte, N.C.; sisters Carol P. Richardson of Macon and Miriam Mitchell of Minneapolis, Minn.; brother Murray Peake of Redding, Pa.; and 17 grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends before services from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family may be contacted at 103 Colony Court. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Auburn University Foundation, in memory of George W. Peake Jr., 317 S. College St., Auburn, Ala. 36849, or to First Presbyterian Day School, 5671 Calvin Drive, Macon 31210. 
 

Bobby Peoples 
 

Services for Bobby Heflin Peoples will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Peoples, 68, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000. Born in Roanoke, Ala., he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Heflin Peoples. He was a veteran of the Georgia Army National Guard from 1950 to 1952. Peoples retired in 1989 from the package and shipping department of Timberlake Grocery Co. He was a member of Mulberry Street United Methodist Church and was active in the Solemn-Fellowship Sunday School Class. 

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Bridges Peoples of Macon; and sister Betty Coleen Peoples Partain. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. The family may be contacted at the residence on Guthrie Drive. Floral tributes are welcome at the funeral home or memorials may be made to Hospice of Central Georgia, P.O. Box 6533, Macon 31208. 
 

Eloise Powell 
 

DORAVILLE --- Services for Eloise Powell will be at noon Wednesday at First Alliance Church. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Bowers Cemetery. Powell died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000. 

Survivors include her sisters Margie McMahon of Ponca City, Okla., and Ruth McCloud of Okeechobee, Fla.; niece and nephews Linda L. Quillian of Macon, James Wright and Robert Wright, both of Eastman. 

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the church. A.S. Turner and Sons Funeral Directors, Decatur, has charge of arrangements. 
 

Alma Sears 
 

HAZLEHURST --- Services for Alma Hinson Sears will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church of Hazlehurst with burial in Hazlehurst City Cemetery. Sears, 92, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center, Brunswick. A native of Decatur County, she had lived in Jeff Davis County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late W.C. Harrell and the late Eliza Harrell. She was the widow of Eulit Monroe Hinson and Eschol Graham Sears. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hazlehurst. 

Survivors include her sons Josh M. Hinson of San Antonio, Texas, Virgil H. Hinson of Brunswick and Robert E. "Bob" Sears of Hazlehurst; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight at Miles Funeral Home. 
 

Horace Simmons Jr. 
 

Services for Horace Simmons Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Williams AME Church, Monroe County, with burial in Monroe Hills Cemetery, Forsyth. Simmons, 81, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000. Born and educated in Monroe County, he was the son of the late Horace Simmons Sr. and the late Willie Mae Simmons. He received a bachelor's degree from Fort Valley State College and a master's degree from Tuskegee Institute. Simmons did further studies at Atlanta University and the University of Georgia. He was a World War II Army veteran. Simmons was retired as an agricultural educator and consultant for the state of Georgia. He was a member of Williams Chapel AME Church, Monroe County. 

Survivors include his wife, Katie Parker Simmons; daughters Phyllis S. Worthen and Gwendolyn S. Wilson, both of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Sophia S. Wright of Newnan, Katie S. Harris of Atlanta, Bobbie J. Magley of South Bend, Ind., Rita S. Sanders of Riverdale and Tina S. Simmons of Macon; brothers Larkin J. Simmons and Charlie R. Simmons, both of Macon; sister Georgia S. Thomas of Macon; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

The body will be placed in the church one hour before services. The family may be contacted at 658 Lower Simmons Road. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Cecil Strickland 
 

SOPERTON --- Services for Cecil Darrell Strickland will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Sammons Funeral Home with burial in Rosemont Cemetery, Treutlen County. Strickland, 70, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, in a Savannah hospital. Born in Tattnall County, he was the son of the late Cecil C. Strickland and the late Rita Arnette Strickland. He was a retired truck driver and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Lyons. Strickland was a World War II Army veteran. 

Survivors include his wife, Beulah Foskey Strickland; sons Buddy Strickland of Vidalia, Roger Strickland of Nogales, Ariz., and Steve Strickland of Soperton; daughters Claudette Hayes and Shirley Norfleet, both of Vidalia, Donna Thigpen of Rockledge, Jackie Kight of Soperton; sisters JoAnn Bourdo of Norfolk, Va., and Betty Edwards of Gainesville; 20 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. 
 

Grady Terry 
 

CORDELE --- Services for Grady Terry will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rochelle United Methodist Church with burial in Morningside Cemetery, Rochelle. Terry, 80, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at his home. A native of Ben Hill County, he had lived in Cordele for the past eight years, moving from Morrow. He was the son of the late Stephen Carl Terry and Katie Rogers Terry. He was the retired owner and operator of Terry's Sales Co., Atlanta. Terry was a member of Cordele First United Methodist Church and was a World War II Navy veteran. 

Survivors include his wife, Robbie S. Terry of Cordele; daughter and son-in-law Dorinda and Rodney Coleman of Cordele; sisters Ruby Terry of Cordele and Mildred Mullis of Macon; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Frazier & Son Funeral Home, Rochelle. The family may be contacted at the residence, 1105 E. 20th Ave., Cordele. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Methodist Home for Children & Youth, P.O. Box 2525, Macon 31203-2525, or to Crisp Regional Hospital Hospice, 906 N. Fifth St., Cordele 310150. 
 

William Terry 
 

PITTS --- Services for William Lamar Terry will be at 2 p.m. today at Tabernacle Baptist Church with burial in Pine City Cemetery. Terry, 63, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at his home. Born in Wilcox County, he was the son of Bessie Irene Gregory Terry and the late Odis L. Terry. He was a member and deacon of Tabernacle Baptist Church. Terry was an employee of the Wilcox County Board of Education at Wilcox County Middle School. 

Survivors include his mother, Bessie Irene Terry of Pitts; daughter and son-in-law Kathy and Derwin Hall of Arabi; brother Franklin C. Terry of Pitts; and three grandsons. 

The family may be contacted at the residence, Route 1, Pine City Road, Pitts. Frazier and Son Funeral Home, Rochelle, has charge of arrangements. 
 

Martha Whatley 
 

Memorial services for Martha Thompson Whatley will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, in Vineville United Methodist Church. Burial will be private. Whatley died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, in Atlanta. She attended LaGrange College and the University of Georgia. She was retired from Mercer University. She was a member of Vineville United Methodist Church and the Ed Cook Sunday School Class. She was a member and former officer of Intown Macon and participated with Friends of the Library. 

Survivors include her children David K. Whatley of Atlanta and Edwin T. Whatley of Tokyo; and grandchildren Katherine and India Whatley. 

The family will receive friends in the church parlor following services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LaGrange College, 601 Broad, LaGrange 30240 or Mercer University, 1400 Coleman Ave., Macon 31207 or Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon 31204. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 
 

Bobby Woodard 
 

MILLEDGEVILLE --- Graveside services for Bobby James Woodard will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Northview Cemetery, Dublin. Woodard, 64, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, in a local hospital. A native of Laurens County, he had lived in Milledgeville since 1988. Woodard was a former employee of Central State Hospital and was a cab driver. 

Survivors include his sisters Winnie Etheridge and Sara L. Mullis, both of Milledgeville, Betty Payne of Dublin, Florence Batchelor of Panama City, Fla., and Carolyn Jo Newton of Sanford, N.C. 

Moores Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


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