Miscellaneous Bibb County, Georgia Obituaries

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Grace Adkins
Services for Grace Adkins will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Pleasant Plains Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, east of Jeffersonville. Adkins, 79, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001. She was a retired beautician and member of Victory Christian Center.
Survivors include her children Tommy Adkins of Macon and Steve Adkins of Reidsville; sister Doyce Hayes of Warner Robins; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Hart's Mortuary and may be contacted at the residence. Memorials may be made to Victory Christian Center, 630 Wimbish Road, Macon 31210.

James Aultman
BYRON - Services for James Harold Aultman will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Rooks Funeral Home, Byron, with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. Aultman, 69, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000. Born in Peach County, he was a veteran of the Korean War and was a retired mental therapist at Kingspark State Hospital in New York. He was a former resident of Downsville, N.Y.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Cooper Aultman; children Steve Aultman of Eastman, Jimmy Aultman of East Meadow, N.Y., and Kay Simmons of Sanford, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

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

John Ballew
FORT VALLEY - Services for John O. Ballew will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Perry Memorial Gardens. Ballew, 71, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001. Son of the late John and Elizabeth Ballew, he was retired from the Air Force after more than 20 years of service. A flight engineer, he served in World War II, the Vietnam War and Korean War. He worked at Robins Air Force Base and was owner of J&J Mustang Shop of Powersville. He was a Master Mason and Shriner.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel Ballew; children Jay Ballew of Fort Valley and Cathy Spiers of Warner Robins; brother Robert Ballew of Bonaire; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Christopher-Smith Funeral Home, Warner Robins.

Randy Barnes
FITZGERALD - Services for Randy O. Barnes were Tuesday in Paulk Funeral Home. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. Barnes, 36, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000. He was a truck driver and member of Ocilla Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Robin Barnes; daughter Allison Barnes Smith of Toccoa; parents, Billy and Margot Barnes of Fitzgerald; stepchildren Kimberly Nemeth and Robbie Nemeth, both of Bronson, Fla.; sister and brother Mary Wilson of Fitzgerald and Billy Joe Barnes of Seoul, Korea.

Mary Benson
MARTINEZ - Services for Mary Wellmaker Benson will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in May and Smith Funeral Home, Sandersville, with burial in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Warthen. Benson, 83, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001. She was a homemaker and was retired from Western Union. She was a homemaker and member of Church in the Gardens. 

Survivors include her husband, Hevlyn Direk Benson.

The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Mary Bius
Services for Mary Avera Bius will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Bius, 95, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001. She was retired from the supply division at Robins Air Force Base and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Elberta Chapter, the AARP and NARFE. She was a member of Southside United Methodist Church and the Southside Super Seniors.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including nephew Loren Arnold of Fort Valley.

The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Southside United Methodist Church, 4116 Houston Ave., Macon 31206.

Sally Brannen
Services for Sally Brannen will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Cherokee Heights Baptist Church with burial at 3 p.m. in Eastside Cemetery, Statesboro. Brannen, 71, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001. She received a master's degree in teaching from Mercer University and was a teacher for 32 years in Bibb County. She taught at Central High School, where she was chair of the Math Department. She was state president of Kappa Kappa Jota sorority, member of the Heart of Georgia Quilt Guild and past chairman of the Quilts for a Cure. She was a member of Cherokee Heights Baptist Church and the sanctuary choir.

Survivors include her children Moira G. Moran of Beaufort, S.C., Deborah B. Quintero and M.L. Brannen III, both of Macon, and E. Serson Brannen of Atlanta; mother, Glynne F. Serson of Macon; and nine grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 tonight in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, and may be contacted at 902 Warwick Drive, Macon 31210. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cherokee Heights Baptist Church, 2656 Napier Ave., Macon 31204.

Maxine Chumley
MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Maxine C. Chumley will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Williams White Columns Funeral Home with burial in Baldwin Memorial Garden. Chumley, 83, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001. She lived in Marietta for several years and in Milledgeville for more than 36 years. She was a member of Westminister Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her husband, James F. Chumley; children Lynn Maddox and Dennis Chumley, both of Rome, and Kathy Morgan of Conyers; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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

Ella Colbert
MARSHALLVILLE - Services for Ella Mae "Shug" Colbert will be at 3 p.m. Friday in St. Louis CME Church with burial in the church cemetery. Colbert died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000. She worked at Southern Frozen Foods of Montezuma and volunteered at Marshallville Junior Police Department. She was a member of St. Louis CME Church, where she sang in several choirs. 

Survivors include her children Calvin Colbert and Tavorous Freeman, both of Marshallville, and Angela Robinson of Montezuma; brothers and sisters Willie Colbert, Nash Colbert, Mattie Colbert and Mae Barner, all of Marshallville; four grandchildren; and a stepgrandchild.

The family may be contacted at 49A Hollingshed Blvd., Marshallville. 

C.J. Edwards Funeral Home, Fort Valley, has charge of arrangements.

Russell Cook
OCONEE - Services for Russell Anderson Cook will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in May and Smith Funeral Home, Tennille, with burial in Antioch Christian Church Cemetery. Cook, 75, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2000. He was a retired construction worker and member of Antioch Christian Church.

Survivors include his cousins Ray Anderson of Tennille and Thomas Anderson of Oconee.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

Lillie Edwards
Services for Lillie Bell Edwards will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Mount Salem Baptist Church, Gray, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Edwards, 60, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000. 

Survivors include her daughter Sandra Edwards of Macon; mother Larneal Shelton of Macon; brothers and sister Otis Edwards and William Shelton Jr., both of Macon, Walter Edwards of California and Beulah Bell of Gray; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home and may be contacted at 330 Jones Ave. The body will be in the church at 2 p.m.

George Forehand
CORDELE - Services for George M. Forehand will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in Bowen-NeSmith Funeral Home, Vienna, with burial in Vienna City Cemetery. Forehand, 63, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001. He was a radio disc jockey and member of Vienna United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda B. Forehand; daughter Penny F. Runels of Vienna; stepchildren Janice Pritchard of Americus, Rhonda Beamon of Moultrie, Jeff Harden of Macon, Ronald Harden of Manchester, Tenn., Michael Newell of Cordele and Faye Curtis; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vienna United Methodist Church, c/o Jane Mason, 313 Church St., Vienna 31092.

Daniel Glover Sr.
AMERICUS - Services for Daniel Fisher Glover Sr. will be at 2 p.m. today in Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Glover, 85, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001. He was a retired Railway Express agent and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Aloise McMath Glover; daughter Gail Dickinson of Ocean Springs, Miss.; brother William Glover of Sun City, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Joseph Hagerman Jr.
HUDDLESTON, Va. - Memorial services for Joseph Alvin Hagerman Jr. will be at 5 this evening in Carder-Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford, Va. Hagerman, 59, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000. He was born in Tiffin, Ohio, son of the late Joseph A. Hagerman Sr. He graduated from Georgia Tech and was an engineer retired from Atlanta Gas Light Co. 

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Jane Bursey Hagerman; children Daniel Hagerman of Fort Valley, Julia Ann Blevins of Lake City, Fla., Robin Michelle Lopez of Huddleston and Sherri Lynn Turner of Falls Church, Va.; brothers and sisters Richard Hagerman of Portsmouth, R.I., Dennis Hagerman of Macon, Bonnie H. Allen and Linda H. Lanteri, both of Grant, Fla., Shirley Salter of Bedford, Susan Faurot of Delray Beach, Fla., and Charlotte H. Thomas of Perry, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Virginia, P.O. Box 8822, Roanoke, Va. 24014.

Howard Hall
Memorial services for Howard Lee Hall will be at 8 p.m. Thursday in Hart's Mortuary and 7 p.m. in Lawrence Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, Tenn. Hall, 74, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001. A Navy veteran of World War II, he received the Purple Heart and was a POW. He was a member of Stone Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Hall; children Dale Hall Thomas Hall, William Hall and Mary Trail, all of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; sister and brother Elizabeth Rowland and Bernard Hall, both of Murfreesboro; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. Thursday until service time in the funeral home and from 5 until service time in the funeral home in Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trevor J. Kelley Memorial Scholarship Fund, Community Foundation of Central Georgia, 277 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon 31201 or Stone Creek Baptist Church, 9090 Riggins Mill Road, Dry Branch 31020 or Eagleville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 28, Eagleville, Tenn. 37060.

Thelma Hancock
Services for Thelma Goss Hancock will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Riverside Cemetery. Hancock, 86, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001. She attended Byron High School, where she was an All-State basketball player. She was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church, Minnie Hammock Sunday School Class and Methodist Ladies Missionary Society. The widow of John Hancock Jr., she was also was a member of the Macon Garden Club and Macon Exchangette Club.

Survivors include her son John Hancock III of Macon; and sister Laura Jones of Fort Valley.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Hart's Mortuary. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Bibb County Unit, P.O. Box 4408, Macon 31208 or Alzheimer's Association, 227 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 201, Macon 31201.

Charles Harvill
DUBLIN - Services for Charles Howard Harvill will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Olivet Baptist Church with burial in Northview Cemetery. Harvill, 68, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001. A retired jeweler, he was owner and operator of Dublin Jewelry until 1978 and also worked at Smith's Jewelry. He was a member of Olivet Baptist Church. He was past master of Laurens Lodge No. 75 F&AM. He was the widower of Freda Harvill.

Survivors include his children Debbie Pope and Mary Osburn, both of Dublin, and Brenda Holland of Chester; brother Ben Harvill of Cadwell; and several grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Townsend Brothers Funeral Home.

Thomas Heimberger
CORDELE - Services for Thomas James "T.J." Heimberger will be at 11 a.m. today in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses with burial in Cedar Creek Cemetery. Thomas James, 9, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001. 

Survivors include his parents, Thomas Phillip and Beth Heimberger of Cordele; sisters Brandi Heimberger and Marie Heimberger, both of Cordele; and grandparents Joyce Aultman and James Heimberger, both of Cordele, and Edmon Wood of Leesburg.

Dekle Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Jessie Jackson
KATHLEEN - Services for Jessie Mae Jackson will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Sandbed Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Jackson, 69, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000. She formerly worked at Robins Air Force Base. She was a member of Sandbed Baptist Church, usher board and former member of Blooming Rose Social and Saving Club. 

Survivors include her daughter Geraldine Owens; sisters and brothers Ruby Robert of Perry, Mae Jackson of Miami, Roosevelt French of Jacksonville, Fla., Jessie Thomas of Perry; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family may be contacted at 100 Robins West, Apt. 318, Warner Robins. Richardson Funeral Home in Perry has charge of arrangements.

Roland Jones Jr.
MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Roland S. Jones Jr. will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Williams White Columns Funeral Home with burial in West View Cemetery. Jones, 87, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000. An Army Air Corps veteran, he was retired from the insurance business.

Survivors include his son Roland S. Jones III of Dahlonega; sisters and brothers Mary Outler, Ruth Logue and Julian Jones, all of Fort Valley, Sarah Mitchell of Juliette and Joe Jones of Soperton; and a grandchild.

The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity.

Billy Knowles
TOOMSBORO - Services for Billy Edward Knowles will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Ebenezer Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Knowles, 56, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001. Son of the late Edward and Clara Knowles, he was retired from Uncle B's Service Station. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mabell Lawson; children Billy Knowles Jr. and Tammy Chambers, both of McIntyre; mother, Clara Knowles of Toomsboro; brothers and sisters Bobby Knowles, Linda Pope and Naomi Landrum, all of Toomsboro, David Knowles of Milledgeville, Edna Price and Ann Oliver, both of Gordon, and Susan Vinson of Gray; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in White Columns Funeral Home, Gordon, and may be contacted at 160 Main St., Toomsboro.

Eva Newberry
SCHULENBERG, Texas - Services for Eva Pippen Newberry will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Newberry, 84, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000. The widow of Broadus J. Newberry, she was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Broadus Newberry of Macon and Martha Hall of Schulenberg; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Crest Lawn Funeral Home, Macon, and may be contacted at 2585 Echols Place. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Midway Baptist Church, Route 2, Lower Thomaston Road, Macon 31220.

Bernice Newby
MONTICELLO - Services for Bernice Floyd Newby will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Jordan Funeral Home with burial in Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery. Newby, 85, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, in a local nursing home. Daughter of the late Alfred and Martha Floyd, she was a lifelong resident of Jasper County. The widow of Radus Newby, she was a member of Monticello Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Joan Baird of Oklahoma City and Jerry Floyd of Hauchuca City, Ariz.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Carolyn Peterson 
SOPERTON - Services for Carolyn Alley Peterson will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Soperton United Methodist Church with burial in Peterson Cemetery. Peterson, 81, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001. She was a 1941 graduate of Agnes Scott College and was a member of Soperton United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, William Peterson Jr.; children William Peterson III of Soperton and Melinda Deibert of Perry; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Sammons Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Soperton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 702, Soperton 30457.

Okee Prestridge Jr.
Services for Okee B. Prestridge Jr. will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Macon Evangelistic Church with burial in Macon Memorial Park. Prestridge, 72, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at his residence. Born in Randolph County, Ala., he was son of the late Okee B. Sr. and Annie Mae Fincher Prestridge. He was retired from Macon State College, where he was formerly chief of security, and was owner of Okee's Barber Shop on Houston Avenue. He was a member of Macon Evangelistic Church.

Survivors include his daughter Cheryl Spillers of Macon; sister and brother Barbara Walker of Macon and James Prestridge of Fort Worth, Texas; grandchildren Jerrell Prestridge Jr. and Ashley Spillers; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, and may be contacted at 4421 Bloomfield Drive, Macon 31206. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Macon Evangelistic Church, 4500 Chapel Hill Drive, Macon 31206.

Thelma Rastetter
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Services for Thelma Rastetter will be private. Rastetter, 88, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001. A golfer, she was a member of Twin Lakes Country Club in Kent, Ohio, and The Glades Country Club in Naples, Fla. She was a former tennis player, winning the Alliance City Championship in her younger years. She was the widow of William Rastetter.

Survivors include her children Sharon Rossborough of Bonita Springs, Cathy Miller of Macon and Rolly Rastetter of Canton, Ohio; grandchildren James Burnett of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Jeff Miller of Macon, Stacy Miller of New York City and Rob Rastetter of Canton; and a great-grandchild. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity. Fuller Funeral Home in Naples has charge of arrangements.

Christine Rumph
FORT VALLEY - Services for Christine Jefferson "Tina" Rumph will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Richland Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rumph died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000. She was a member of Richland Baptist Church and former choir member.

Survivors include her children David Rumph, Sharon Rumph and Dorothy Rumph, all of Atlanta, and Gloria Rumph of Florida; mother Gladys Jefferson of Fort Valley; brothers and sisters, David Jefferson of Macon, Nathaniel Jefferson and Rosa Jefferson, both of Warner Robins, Willie Caldwell, Creasey Rumph, Betty Marshall and Marilyn Jefferson, all of Fort Valley, Barbara Fickling of Stone Mountain and Cheronne Howard of Austell; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at Indian Oaks, Apt. 36A, Fort Valley.

C.J. Edwards Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Teresa Sauza
PORT SAINT LUCIE, Fla. - Services for Teresa Sauza will be private. Sauza died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000. She was a former resident of Macon.

Survivors include her daughters Connie Hood of Macon and Joann Thomas of Port Saint Lucie; grandchildren John Hood Jr. and Barbara Floyd of Macon; and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a hospice.

Bonnie Shorter
CORDELE - Services for Bonnie Shorter will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Beulahland Baptist Church with burial in Westview Cemetery. Shorter died Jan. 1, 2001. 

Survivors include his wife Mattie Shorter; children Bonnie Porter and Rosalind Johnson; and brother Johnny Shorter.

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

James Smith
SOPERTON - Services for James DeWitt Smith will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Sammons Funeral Home with burial in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. Smith, 43, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001. A retired cook, he was of the Church of God faith.

Survivors include his parents, Malcolm and Marilyn Smith of Soperton; sisters and brothers Sharon Schauer and Sheila Jurgonski, both of Bradenton, Fla., Sabrina Tanner of Norristown, Bobby Smith of Jasper, Fla., and Jody Smith of Cleveland, Tenn.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

Johnnie Mae Smith
Services for Johnnie Mae Smith will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Hutchings Funeral Home with burial in Macon Memorial Park. Smith, 85, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000. She was a domestic worker and attended Calvary Baptist Church in New York and New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church. She was the widow of Thomas Smith.

Survivors include her daughter Jean Allwood of New York City; adopted daughter JoAnn Walton of New York City; sisters and brother Bessie Hutchinson and Melinda Johnson, both of Detroit, and Acuilla Calhoun of Chicago; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home and may be contacted at 2804 Moncrief Road, Lizella.

Mildred Solomon
FITZGERALD - Services for Mildred Merritt Solomon will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Ocilla Church of God with burial in Lone Hill Cemetery, Coffee County. Solomon, 66, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001. She was a former operator in Fitzgerald and a cashier in Douglas and was a member of the AARP and IBEW. She attended Ocilla Church of God.

Survivors include her husband, Aldeen Solomon; children Lamar Solomon of Albany, Steve Solomon and Gary Solomon, both of Fitzgerald, Tony Solomon of Douglas and Sandra Ball of Rochelle; sister Bernice Sumner of Sylvester; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Paulk Funeral Home.

Otis Stephens
TENNILLE - Services for Otis Lee Stephens will be at 2 p.m. Friday in May and Smith Funeral Home, Tennille, with burial in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, near Deepstep. Stephens, 78, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001. He was a retired mechanic and attended Friendship Baptist Church.

Survivors include his children Sadie Flury of Milledgeville, Benny Stephens, Brenda Askew and Eilene Helton, all of Sandersville; sisters and brother Zimmie Veal of Tennille, Ella Franks of Sparta and Walter Stephens Jr. of Deepstep.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home and may be contacted at 538 Aercher Road, Sandersville.
Myrtle Walker
ABBEVILLE - Services for Myrtle D. Walker will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Hopewell Baptist Church, Rhine, with burial in Hopewell Cemetery. Walker, 77, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001. She was a retired seamstress and part-time attendant at Wilcox County Library. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Jack Walker and Dennis Walker, both of Abbeville; brothers James Dix of Abbeville and J.T. Dix of Rhine; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Frazier and Son Funeral Home, Rochelle, and may be contacted at the Walker residence, Route 1, Highway 280, Abbeville.

Nattie Whipple
McINTYRE - Services for Nattie Lee Whipple will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Jordon Stream Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Whipple, 98, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000. She was a homemaker and member of Jordon Stream Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son Aserene Whipple of McIntyre; 16 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; and three great-great-great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 16 May Lane, McIntyre. Whipple & Allen Funeral Home in Toomsboro has charge of arrangements.

Carolyn Williams
MILAN - Services for Carolyn Burkhalter Williams will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Vaughn Funeral Home, McRae, with burial in El Bethel Church Cemetery. Williams, 47, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001. She was a retired medical assistant and member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Eddie Williams; children Jason Williams and Brenda Williams, both of Milan; brothers and sisters John Burkhalter of Milan, Junior Burkhalter of Hickory, N.C., A.J. Burkhalter of Frost Proof, Fla., James Burkhalter of Winter Haven, Fla., Georgia Mae Hilliard of McClenny, Fla., Audrey Brown of Hawkinsville and Evelyn Brown of McRae; and a grandchild.

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

Emma Williams
Services for Emma Hart Williams will be at 11 a.m. today in Greens Tabernacle Baptist Church with burial in Hart Cemetery, Monroe County. Williams, 92, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000. She was born in Monroe County, daughter of the late Tommie and Julie Ann Singleton Hart.. She taught school in Fort Valley and lived in Connecticut until 1992. A missionary, she was the widow of the Rev. George Lewis Williams Sr. She was a member of Little Rogers CME Church. 

Survivors include her children Gladys Hobson of New Haven, Conn., Gloria Robinson of Wallingford, Conn., Gertrude Burrell and Geneva Senior, both of Hamden, Conn., Geraldine White, Grace Wormley, George Lewis Williams Jr., all of Macon, Gilbert Oscar Williams of Harrisburg, Pa., Gerald Otis Williams of North Haven, Conn., and Grover Williams of Houston, Texas; sister Rosa Williams of Macon; 41 grandchildren; 84 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. today. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hart Cemetery, c/o Geraldine White, 9176 Ga. 74 North, Macon 31220. Hicks and Sons Mortuary, Macon, has charge of arrangements.

Wallace Woodham
VIENNA - Services for Wallace Everette Woodham will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Dekle Funeral Home with burial in Sunnyside Cemetery. Woodham, 69, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001. He worked at Crisp County Public Works.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Woodham; children Patsy Cagle of Vienna, Virginia Pack of Cordele, Judy Smith of Albany, Norma Averett of Americus; sister Linda Hutt of Hollywood, Fla.; foster children Renae Annis of Columbus and Gina Odom of Fort Worth, Texas; and eight grandchildren.

Frank Wyche
Services for Frank L. Wyche will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Macon Memorial Park. Wyche, 75, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001. A resident of Macon most of his life, he was the son of the late Thomas and Lula Wyche. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, receiving the Purple Heart, and member of Doles United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Wyche; and sister Sally Yates of Macon.

The family will receive friends at noon Thursday in Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Care Options, 151 College St., Macon 31201.


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