Miscellaneous Bibb County, Georgia Obituaries

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Abrion Johnson, Perry 

Sarah Thomas, Alvie Coes Funeral Home, Unadilla WARNER ROBINS --- Services for Glen H. Arnold will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the chapel of Christopher-Smith Funeral Home with burial in Magnolia Park Cemetery with full military honors. Arnold, 75, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999. Born in Tallapoosa, Ala., he was the son of Henry and Gussie Arnold. He was a civil service employee retired from Robins Air Force Base and an employee of Weyerheuser. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a paratrooper. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 

Survivors include his wife, Enice Arnold of Warner Robins; son, Rick Arnold of Warner Robins; sisters, Blanche Johnson and Jacqueline Thornton, both of Tallapoosa; and two grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions can be made to the donor's favorite charity. 

Alex Bloodworth 

Services for Alex Bloodworth will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Snow's Memorial Chapel on Pio Nono Avenue with a private burial. Bloodworth, 54, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999. Born in Macon, he was the son of the late William H. and Hazel Dupree Bloodworth. He was retired from Mercer University Police and was a member of Covenant Life Cathedral. 

Survivors include his wife, Nina Bloodworth of Macon; sons, David E. Bloodworth and Robert Bloodworth, both of Macon; daughters, Julia Burgos of Miami and Sheryl Sparks of Macon; brothers, Billy Bloodworth and Danny Bloodworth, both of Macon; and eight grandchildren. 

The family may be contacted at the residence. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Snow's Memorial Chapel on Pio Nono Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Central Georgia, P.O. Box 6533, Macon 31208. 

William Blount 

GEORGETOWN --- Services for William Downing Blount Sr. will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Elmwood Cemetery in Georgetown. Blount, 76, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999. Born in Georgetown, he was the son of the late C. Downing Blount and Corrie Cannon Blount Hardy. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a retired salesman for McKesson-Robbins beverage sales company. He was a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge and Hejaz Shrine Temple. 

Survivors include his children, Robert Hugh Blount of Eatonton and William Blount Jr. of Milledgeville; brother, Jack Blount of Georgetown; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson. 

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home. Vining Ivy Hill Chapel has charge of the arrangements. 

Gladys Boyer 

SPARTA --- Services for Gladys Nichols Boyer will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in Zebulon United Methodist Church with burial in Sparta City Cemetery. Boyer, 83, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999. Retired from Y.D.C. in Milledgeville, she was a member of Zebulon United Methodist Church. 

Survivors include her children, Billy G. Boyer of Sparta and Edward Boyer of Milledgeville; sisters, Ann McCoy of Milledgeville and Inez Peeler of Sparta; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Milledgeville Memorial Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Zebulon United Methodist Church building fund. 

Carlene Bridges 

Services for Carlene Bridges will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Bridges, 64, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999. Born in Sylvester, she was an inspector for Lanier Clothing and was a Baptist. She was the daughter of the late Floyd and Florence Sammons Tucker. 

Survivors include her children, James Nettles of Lakeland, Fla., Paul Nettles of Rapid City, S.D., George Gillikin of Forsyth, Linda Roberts of Valrico, Fla., Sharonne Wright of Macon and Donna Okins of Tampa, Fla.; brothers, Floyd Tucker of Bryonville and Brantley Tucker of Hilliard, Fla.; sisters, Mary Frier of Tampa and Myrtice Parker of Ty Ty. 

The family may be contacted at the residence of Sharonne Wright, 142 Ridge Circle, Macon. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of Central Georgia, P.O. Box 6522, Macon 31208 or The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 4406, Macon 31208. 

Marguerite Dunmon 

AMERICUS --- Services for Marguerite K. Dunmon will be at 1 p.m. today in Hancock Funeral Home with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Dunmon, 88, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999. 

The daughter of the late John Thomas and Annie Mae Barnes Kitchens, she was the widow of Charles Hudson Dunmon. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Americus and was active in the ladies' organizations. She was a member of the Penelope Lott Sunday School Class. She served as a licensed practical nurse at Sumter Regional Hospital and at Georgia Southwestern College. She was a former member of the Licensed Practical Nurse Association. 

Survivors include her children, Charlene Johnson, Hal Dunmon, the Rev. Earl Dunmon, Gene Dunmon, all of Americus, and Danny Dunmon of Unadilla; sister Mary Ann Reese of Americus; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Willie Folsom 

DUBLIN --- Services for Willie George Folsom will be at 10 a.m. today in Chan Stanley Funeral Home. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Welcome Hill Church of Christ Cemetery in Quitman. Folsom, 44, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999. Born in Brooks County, he was the son of the late Willie and Nellie Mae Folsom. He had lived in Dublin for three years and was the owner of Folsom Construction Co. He was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Brooks County. 

Survivors include his brother and sister, John Folsom of Chillicothe, Ohio, and Barbara Jones of East Dublin; and three nephews. 

Lena Fuller 

MILLEDGEVILLE --- Services for Lena Frisbie Fuller will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church. Fuller died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999. A former teacher, she was a volunteer for the Red Cross at Oconee Regional Medical Center. She made deliveries for Meals on Wheels. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. 

Survivors include her children, Donald Fuller of Flowery Branch, Beckwith Fuller Merryman of Haddonfield, N.J.; sister, Sarah Bassett of Longmeadow, Mass.; brothers, John W. Frisbie of Springfield, Mass., and Henry Frisbie of Enfield, Conn.; and two grandchildren. 

Moores Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 

Marion Green 

McRAE --- Services for Marion "Melvin" Green will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Religious Center of McRae with burial in The Alamo Cemetery in Alamo. Green, 50, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999 in Jacksonville, Fla. Born in Montgomery County, he was the son of the late Sammie Lee Green. 

Survivors include his son, Marion Green Jr., of Jacksonville, Fla.; mother Rose Etta Green of Alamo; brothers William Green of Jacksonville, Fla., Leeartis Green of Miami, Fla., Freddie Green, Samuel Green, Nelson Green, Eugene Green and James Green, all of Alamo; sisters, Fannie Carswell of Lumber City and Easter Simmons of Columbus. 

A.L Spaulding Funeral Home in McRae has charge of the arrangements. 

Walter Hale 

Services for Walter L. Hale will be at 2 p.m. today at Snow's Memorial Chapel on Cherry Street, with burial in Macon Memorial Park. Hale, 78, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999. The son of the late Frank and Bertha Pope Hale, he was born in Marion County, Ga. A retired civil servant from Robins Air Force Base and member of Log Cabin Baptist Church, he had lived in Macon for the past 44 years. 

Survivors include his wife, Irene N. Hale of Macon; daughter, Donna H. Bennett of Alpharetta; and brother, Marvin Hale of Buena Vista. 

The family may be contacted at the residence. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the donor's favorite charity. 

Mary Holley 

AMERICUS --- Services for Mary Martin Holley will be at 3 p.m. today in Hancock Funeral Home with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Holley, 92, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999. A native of Colquitt County, she was the daughter of the late Morgan Molittle and Menda Martin. She was the widow of James Allen Holley. A homemaker, she was a member of the Concord Methodist Church. 

Survivors include her children, Flossie Morris, Lottie Holley, and Jimmy Holley, all of Americus, M. Allen Holley of Spokane, Wash., and Bobbie Holley of Marysville, Wash.; sister, Earline Bivens of Elko; brother T. Lloyd Martin of Albany; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

James Horton 

DOUGLASVILLE --- Services for James Adrian Horton Sr. will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Chapel of Ricketson Funeral Home with burial in Chatterton Cemetery. Horton, 58, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999. Born in Coffee County, he was a truck driver. He graduated from Nicholls High School and was a member of Nicholls Baptist Church. 

Survivors include his wife, Lois Horton; children, James Horton of Scottsboro, Ala., and Kathryn Horton of Huntsville, Ala.; father, Arther Horton of Nicholls; mother, Sara Lila Johnson of Tifton; brothers, Donald Lee Horton of Newnan and David Wayne Horton of Douglas; sisters, Sherrill Holt of Hixson, Tenn.; half-sister, Terri Dickey of Broxton; and two grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends today from 1 to 10 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Isaac Jackson 

DENVER --- Services for Isaac Wilfred Jackson will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in Rising Star Baptist Church in Aurora, Co. Jackson died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999. A native of Bibb County, he graduated in 1970 from Lanier High School where he played football. He attended Kansas State University where he also played football. 

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Jackson; his children Jamal Jackson and Vindra Jackson all of Denver; his mother Isabella Jackson of Macon; his sister Olivia Jackson of Macon; and his brothers James Timothy Johnson of Macon and Dwight Jackson of Decatur. 

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Greater Lizzieboro Baptist Church in Macon. Hutchings Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements. 

Gari Jackson 

STOCKBRIDGE --- Services for Gari Dane Jackson will be at 3 p.m. today in Macon Memorial Park. Jackson, 50, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999. A member of Ingleside Methodist Church, he was a breeder of show dogs and a member of the Bull Terrier Club of America. He was a Navy veteran. 

Survivors include his wife, Evelin Jackson of Stockbridge; daughter, Tonia Jackson O'Neill of McDonough; and parents, Bill and Elizabeth Jackson of Macon. 

Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 

Ruth Joyner 

FORT VALLEY --- Services for Ruth Tucker Joyner will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Oaklawn Cemetery. Joyner, 89, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999. A homemaker, she was a member of Fort Valley United Methodist Church and was active in the choir. She was the widow of William C. Joyner. 

Survivors include her grandson, Ken Joyner of Warner Robins; and daughter-in-law Jean Joyner of Fort Valley. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Rooks Funeral Home. 

Gene Lail 

EATONTON --- Services for Gene Lail will be at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church with burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. Lail, 77, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999. Born in Shelby, N.C., he lived in Eatonton for the past 30 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a retired principal from Butler Baker Elementary School. He served in Army in World War II. 

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Lail; daughter, Geni Specht of Milledgeville; sisters, Betty Mode of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Sue Spence of Statesboro; and two grandchildren. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the education ministry of the First Baptist Church of Eatonton. 

Vining Ivy Hill Chapel has charge of arrangements. 

Elizabeth Moses 

HAZELHURST --- Services for Elizabeth Cromartie Moses will be at 2 p.m. today in the Chapel of Miles Funeral Home with burial in Shiloh Cemetery. Moses, 76, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999. A native of Jeff Davis County, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Sarah Cromartie. She was a retired bookkeeper and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hazlehurst. 

Survivors include her son, Thomas Moses Jr., of Hazelhurst; and her brother, Robert Cromartie of Vidalia. 

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. today at the funeral home. 

Timothy Paravis 

ROBERTA --- Services for Timothy George Paravis will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Roberta United Methodist Church with burial in the Roberta City Cemetery. Paravis, 57, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999. Born in Allentown, Pa., he was employed by Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. as an electronic technician. He was a member of the Roberta United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Men's Prayer group, United Methodist Men, Roberta United Methodist Choir, and Friends Sunday School class. He was a veteran of the Air Force and served in the Vietnam Conflict. 

Survivors include his wife, Sara Paravis; children, Greg Paravis of Greensboro, N.C., and Angie Paravis Marcus of Milledgeville; mother, Sally Paravis of Pottstown, Pa.; and brother, Andrew Paravis of Pottstown, Pa. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Goddard Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Roberta United Methodist Church. 

James Ranow 

Services for James Melvin Ranow will be private. Ranow, 71, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999. Born in Taylor County, he was the son of the late Dewey and Callie Ranow. He was a self-employed truck driver. He was a Baptist. 

He is survived by his cousins, Clifford Ranow and O.M. Ranow, both of Butler. 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 

Lillian Scarborough 

COCHRAN --- Services for Lillian Scarborough will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in Fisher Funeral Home with burial in Trail Branch Cemetery. Scarborough, 80, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999 in Columbus, Ohio. Born in Bleckley County, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Mattie Adkins Hobbs. She was a retired waitress. 

Survivors include her son Bob Scarborough of Westerville Ohio; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home. 

Mazelle Thames 

Services for Mazelle Rogers Thames will be at 11 a.m. today in Snow's Memorial Chapel on Cherry Street with private burial. Thames, 83, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999. Born in Memphis, Tenn., she was a retired registered nurse and a homemaker. She was a member of Ingleside Baptist Church and Exchangette, and a member of the Daughters of the Nile. 

Survivors include her daughter, Dr. Roni Massey of Franklin, N.C.; step-daughter, Tina Coe of Birmingham, Ala.; brother, Grover Rogers of Macon; sisters, Gloria Roper of Atlanta; Marilyn Highsmith of Orlando, Fla., and Dorothy Lewis of Columbus; and five grandchildren. 

Donations may be made to Ingleside Baptist Church, 834 Wimbish Road, Macon 31210. 

Annie Williams 

Services for Annie Mae Williams will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in Woodlawn Memorial Park with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Williams, 99, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999. Born in Twiggs County, she was a homemaker and a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Anthony Road. She was the widow of Clarence Williams. 

Survivors include her son, Walter Williams of Milledgeville; 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Hutchings Funeral Home. 


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