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Rita Boschelli 
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Rita M. Boschelli will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Boschelli, 69, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001. She was a retired interior decorator and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. 

Survivors include her husband, William J. Boschelli; children Louise Akin of Atlanta, Dr. Frank Boschelli of New York City, Maj. David Boschelli of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Marie Goggin of Warner Robins; sister Maxine Shover of New Cumberland, Pa.; and eight grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends Saturday following services in the Parish Activity Center. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Houston County, 2066 Watson Blvd., Warner Robin 31093 or Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 250 S. Davis Drive, Warner Robins 31088. McCullough Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Cleo Brown 
 

WARTHEN - Services for Cleo Howell Brown will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Pine Hill United Methodist Church, near Warthen, with burial in Brownwood Cemetery, Sandersville. Brown, 85, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001. The daughter of the late Joshua and Kenneth Howell, she was a homemaker and member of Pine Hill United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Roy Brown. 

Survivors include her daughter Betty Everett of Warthen; sisters and brother Marie Matthews of LaGrange, Catherine Stokely of Warthen and Joseph Howell of Columbia, S.C.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in May and Smith Funeral Home, Sandersville, and may be contacted at 2664 Ga. 102, Warthen. Memorials may be made to Pine Hill United Methodist Church Parsonage Fund, 165 S. Burgamy Road, Warthen 31094. 
 

Alfred Byrd 
 

DAWSON - Services for Alfred Duncan Byrd will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Byrd, 87, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001. He was retired from Seaboard Coastline Railroad Co. and was a member of Chickasawhatchee Baptist Church. 

Survivors include his son John Byrd of Dawson; brother and sister Julian Byrd and Pauline Chancellor, both of Macon; a grandchild; two great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight in Harvey Funeral Home. 
 

Thelma Chambless 
 

Services for Thelma H. Chambless will be private. Chambless died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001. She worked at Happ Brothers for 30 years. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Gordon, where she taught Sunday School for 25 years. 

Survivors include her children Alton Chambless, Janet L. Chambless Power and R.L. Chambless II, all of Macon; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Hart's Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 277 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon 31201. 
 

Heidi Copeland 
 

PERRY - Services for Heidi Johannan Copeland will be at 11 a.m. today in Perry Memorial Gardens. Copeland, 38, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001. She was a member of Henderson Baptist Church. 

Survivors include her husband, James Copeland; children Brittany N. Copeland, Jamie L. Copeland and James C. Copeland Jr., all of Perry, and Billy Pruitt of Maryland; parents John and Maryland VanGinhoven of Princess Anne, Md.; and sisters Jennifer Wheeler of Bethany, Ill., and Lisa Hall of Princess Anne. 

Watson-Hunt Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Abbie Cromer 
 

THOMASTON - Services for Abbie Callier Cromer will be at 2 p.m. today in Coggins Funeral Home with burial in Southview Cemetery. Cromer, 81, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001. A homemaker, she was a member of Baptist Tabernacle Church and was the widow of Lewis Cromer. 

Survivors include her son Bobby Cromer of Thomaston; sister Reba Dorsey of Macon; grandchildren Steve Cromer and Greg Cromer; and two great-grandchildren. 
 

Valentina Diffley 
 

JACKSON - Services for Valentina Constaninova Spirina Diffley will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Forest Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, Ala. Diffley died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001. She was the widow of Earl F. Diffley and was a Methodist. 

Survivors include her nieces and nephews Carol Mann of Milner, Betty Shuler of Griffin, William Mahry of Thomson, Marion Pate of Cordova, Tenn., James Diffley of Stone Mountain and Steve Diffley of Marietta; and sister-in-law Lola Diffley of Lithonia. 

Sherrell, Wilson, Mangham Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Rose Marie Dixon 
 

DUBLIN - Services for Rose Marie Garvie Dixon will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Jefferson Street Baptist Church with burial in Dublin Memorial Gardens. Dixon died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, in a Macon hospital. She was born in London, daughter of the late Charles Peter and Laura Elizabeth Cakebread Garvie. She was the owner of Memory Lane Antiques in Dublin, where she had lived most of her life. She was a member of the Church of England. 

Survivors include her husband, Don Dixon of Montrose; children Donna D. Reece of Jeffersonville, Bobby Bertoch of Indianapolis, Mark Trosper of West Palm Beach, Fla., Terry Bertoch of Sandersville and David Bertoch of Swainsboro; brothers and sisters Emily Brown of Allentown, Pa., Lillian Shimmons of Miami, John Garvie, George Garvie and Joan Shepard, all of Melton, England, Linda Erith of Woodbridge, England, Doris Snyder of Atwater, Calif., and Jeanie Murch of Nashville, Tenn.; and grandchildren Amanda Bertoch and Danna Bertoch. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Townsend Brothers Funeral Home, Dublin, and may be contacted at 302 Ridgecrest Drive, Dublin. Reece Funeral Home in Jeffersonville has charge of arrangements. 
 

Pearl Edwards 
 

ST. MARYS - Services for Pearl Herin Edwards will be at 11 a.m. today in St. Marys First Baptist Church with burial at 10 a.m. Thursday in Macon Memorial Park. Edwards, 85, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001. She was a member of St. Marys First Baptist Church, Dorcas Sunday School Class and St. Marys Senior Citizens Center. 

Survivors include her children Dianne Hanner and Brenda Branch, both of St. Marys, Susan Gulledge of Gainesville, Fla., and Andrew Edwards of Fort Gratiut, Mich.; brother Walter Herin of Macon; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. 

Edo Miller-Deckle-Wainwright Funeral Home in Kingsland has charge of arrangements. 
 

Ann Grover 
 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Services for Ann Marie Grover will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in Andersonville National Cemetery. Grover, 51, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001. She was a 1969 graduate of Warner Robins High School. 

Survivors include her husband, Allen C. Grover; son Thomas M. Grover of Atlanta; mother, Clare Premo of Warner Robins; and brothers Brig. Gen. Gregory Premo of Fairfax, Va., Christopher Premo of Citrus Heights, Calif., David Premo of Charlotte, Randall Premo of Bonaire, Stephen Premo of Marietta and Harold Premo Jr. of Athens. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in McCullough Funeral Home, Warner Robins. 
 

Lorene Hardage 
 

OGLETHORPE - Services for Lorene Felker Hardage will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. Hardage died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001. The daughter of the late Rubin and Myra Felker, she was a homemaker and member of Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church. She was the widow of Fred Hardage. 

Survivors include her son Steve Hardage of Oglethorpe; sister Beatrice Williams of Perry; and granddaughter Stephanie Campbell. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Watson Mathews Funeral Home, Montezuma. The family may be contacted at 2035 State Road 90 N, Oglethorpe 31068. 
 

Jimbo Huff 
 

GRESSTON - Services for Jimbo Huff will be at 2 p.m. today in Southerland Funeral Chapel, Eastman, with burial in Bowers Cemetery. Huff, 27, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001. He was born in Laurens County, son of the late G.B. Huff. He was a member of Zebulon Baptist Church. 

Survivors include his wife, Amanda B. Huff; son Waylon J. Huff of Gresston; mother Pat Huff of Tifton; sister Michelle Mullis of Eastman; and grandparents Erma Grimsley and Thelma McCranie, both of Eastman. 

The family will be at 34 Wallace Circle, Gresston. Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home, Eastman, has charge of arrangements. 
 

Mattie Jackson 
 

GORDON - Services for Mattie Mae Jackson will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Gordon Memorial Funeral Home with burial in Ramah Cemetery, Wilkinson County. Jackson died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001. She was the oldest member of First Baptist Church. 

Survivors include her children Leon Jackson and Martha Mosley, both of Gordon, and Lora Gibbs of Gray; brother and sister William Veal of Atlanta and Anne Roberts of California; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in the funeral home and may be contacted at 166 Hooks St. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Gordon. 
 

Charles James 
 

JACKSON - Services for Charles Lanier James will be at 2 p.m. today in Sherrell, Wilson, Mangham Funeral Home with burial in Pepperton Cemetery. James, 71, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001. He was retired from the security business and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a Baptist. 

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth C. James; children Richard James, Michael James, Kimberly Posey and Missy Flournoy, all of Jackson; sisters Betty Moss and Gail Barnes, both of Jackson; three grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren. 
 

Walter Jefferson 
 

Services for Walter Thomas Jefferson will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Greater Bellevue Baptist Church with burial in Union Bibb Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Jefferson, 81, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001. An Army veteran, he was retired from Robins Air Force Base. He was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. 

Survivors include his wife, Lois L. Jefferson; children Geraldine Hudson, Jolynn Hunt and W. Nannette Stephens, all of Macon, and Scherryl Harrison of Troy, Ala.; sister Hattie M. Brown of Teaneck, N.J.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 tonight in Hutchings Funeral Home and may be contacted at 3890 Robinson Road. 
 

Ruby Johnson 
 

HAZLEHURST - Services for Ruby C. Johnson will be at 2 p.m. today in Miles Funeral Home. Johnson, 72, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001. The daughter of the late John and Mattie Cravey, she was retired from Alco Controls. The widow of Daniel Johnson, she was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. 

Survivors include her son Ronnie Johnson of Hazlehurst; brother Claude Cravey of Waycross; and grandchildren Darrell Johnson and Jennifer Thompson. 
 

Eva Jolly 
 

Services for Eva McCormick Jolly will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Greater Allen Chapel AME Church with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Jolly, 78, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001. She was a retired elementary schoolteacher who taught for more than 40 years and also worked with the Girl Scouts of America and Neighborhood Watch Club. She was a member of Greater Allen Chapel AME Church, the steward board, Allenites Club, Kitchen Club, Senior Citizens Organization and was an ordained deaconess. She was the widow of Daniel Jolly Sr. 

Survivors include her children Daniel W. Jolley Jr. and Leonard Jolly, both of Macon, Donald Jolly of Danbury, Conn., and Everett Jolly of Atlanta; sister Marie Dykes of Abbeville; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Hutchings Funeral Home and may be contacted at 1805 Anthony Road. 
 

James Keys Jr. 
 

Services for James Franklin Keys Jr. will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Porterfield Baptist Church with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Keys died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001. He was an electrician for 15 years at Central of Georgia Railroad and for three years at Seaboard Railroad. He worked for 26 years for the federal government in Alaska and Florida. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, a Shriner and member of Al Aska Shrine Temple. He was a deacon at Ridgewood Baptist Church in Orange Park, Fla., and member of Porterfield Baptist Church. 

Survivors include his wife, June Sims Keys; children Debra Keys of Atlanta, Donna K. Johns of Muncie, Ind., and David F. Keys of Marietta; brothers and sisters Grover Keys, Joan Ellington and Harold Keys, all of Macon, and Faye Peterson of Warner Robins; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Hart's Mortuary and may be contacted at the residence. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 5105 Paulsen, Suite C 236, Savannah 31045. 
 

Carter Langley 
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Carter T. Langley will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Tom Wages Funeral Home, Snellville. Langley, 74, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was owner of Langley's Lock and Key. He was the widower of Dorothy Langley. 

Survivors include his children Mary Miller of Roswell, Marjorie Hooks of Grayson, Ed Langley of Alpharetta, James Langley of Powder Springs and Joseph Langley of Pensacola, Fla.; stepchildren Sharon Wigg of Warner Robins, Sandra Barrett of Panama City, Fla., and James McKinney of Pensacola; sisters Ellen Day and Peggy Padden, both of Loganville; 21 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in McCullough Funeral Home and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Tom Wages Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1544, 1403 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins 31099-1544. 
 

Junior Maddox 
 

Services for Junior Franklin Maddox will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Hart's Mortuary with burial in Caney Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Maddox died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at his residence. Son of the late Elder E.S. and Amanda M. Maddox, he was a Navy veteran. He was a member of Caney Creek Primitive Baptist Church. 

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Maddox; children Marlene Still, Kathy Moore and Steve Maddox, all of Macon; brothers and sisters Gene Maddox, Bill Maddox and Robert Maddox, all of Macon, Marvin Maddox, Roger Maddox, Minnie Roland, Lorene Johnson and Florence Thomas, all of Cochran; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in the funeral home and may be contacted at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Caney Creek Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Grace Mullis, 3260 Upper River Road, Macon 31211. 
 

Ola Malone 
 

GRAY - Services for Ola M. Malone will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Macon Memorial Park. Malone, 95, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001. She was a homemaker and charter member of Mabel White Memorial Baptist Church. The widow of C.F. Malone, she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. 

Survivors include her brother and sisters Mackie Mixon and Hattie Harrington, both of Macon, Lula Hall of Gray and Ruth Finleyson of Winter Park, Fla. 

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 tonight in Ingleside Memorial Chapel, Macon. 
 

Barbara Platt 
 

Services for Barbara C. Platt will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Vineville Baptist Church. Platt, 64, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at her residence. Daughter of the late Hubert V. and Anna Belle C. Coleman, she taught elementary music and life science at First Presbyterian Day School for more than 20 years. She was a member of Vineville Baptist Church and was coordinator of children's choirs for more than 25 years. 

Survivors include her husband, Wilfred C. Platt Jr.; children Stephen Platt of Douglasville and Margaret Hill of Ponte Vedra, Fla.; brother Ronald Coleman of Richmond, Va.; and four grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Higher Life Center or the Media Library at Vineville Baptist Church, 2591 Vineville Ave., Macon 31204. 
 

La'Kerria Shine 
 

JEFFERSONVILLE - Services for La'Kerria Shandrelia Shine, infant daughter of General Shine and Lisa Burns of Jeffersonville, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Faulks Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. La'Kerria died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001. 

Survivors in addition to her parents include her brother and sisters Jurodrick Shine of Jeffersonville, and Trisha S. Burns and Brittany J. Shine; and grandparents Cora Burns and Annie Shine; and great-grandfather George Shine of Jeffersonville. 

The family will be at 401 Elbert Circle, Jeffersonville. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home in Macon has charge of arrangements. 
 

Frank Smith 
 

ATLANTA - Services for Frank Richard "Ricky" Smith will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Providence Baptist Church with burial in Zion Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Smith, 44, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001. Son of the late Benjamin Smith, he was in medical marketing. 

Survivors include his wife, Betty Ann Smith; mother, Lucille Smith of Chauncey; sisters and brother Frances Smith and Ann Bell, both of Conyers, Carolyn Altman of Orlando, Fla., and Jimmy Smith of Macon. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Lowe's Funeral Home, Helena. 
 

Teresa Stillman 
 

CENTERVILLE - Memorial services for Teresa Ann Stillman will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Christ United Methodist Church. Stillman, 38, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001. She was a speech therapist at Robins Air Force Base. She was a coordinator of the children's ministry, member of the hand bell choir, Wonder Women Club and church council. 

Survivors include her husband, Bill Stillman; children Andrew Stillman and Brandon Stillman, both of Centerville; father Daniel Hartnett of Chicago; mother Jane Piper of Chicago; brothers Chris Hartnett, Danny Hartnett and Michael Hartnett, all of Chicago, and Tom Hartnett of Costa Rica. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in McCullough Funeral Home, Warner Robins. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Houston County, 2066 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins 31093 or Christ United Methodist Church. 
 

Mildred Swanson 
 

CORDELE - Services for Mildred Swanson will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in New Oak Grove Baptist Church with burial in Westview Cemetery. Swanson, 56, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001. 

Survivors include her children Pamela A. Collier and William Addie III, both of Cordele, Regina Addie of Atlanta and Parrish Swanson of Louisville, Ky.; brother Henry Tamplin Sr. of Cuthbert; and four grandchildren. 

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

Kent Thompson 
 

COCHRAN - Services for Kent Thompson will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Fisher Funeral Home with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Thompson, 78, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001. The son of the late Andrew and Lillie Thompson, he graduated from Middle Georgia College and was an electrician. He was a member of Cochran First United Methodist Church. 

Survivors include his son Kenny Thompson of Cochran; brother Andrew Thompson of Cochran; and a grandchild. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in the funeral home and may be contacted at the residence on Carol Drive. 
 

Deborah Williams 
 

Services for Deborah Ann Williams will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Covenant Life Cathedral with burial in Macon Memorial Park. Williams, 34, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001. She worked at Outback Steakhouse as a prep cook and formerly worked at Shoney's and Krystal. She was a member of Covenant Life Cathedral and CLC Small Home Group. 

Survivors include her husband, Derek Williams; mother and stepfather Frances Griner and Floyd Franks; sisters Catrina Griner and Frangene Franks, both of Warner Robins; and grandmother Lela Mae Griner of Macon. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Hicks and Sons Mortuary and may be contacted at 2091 Canton St., Apt B. 
 

Grace Williams 
 

Services for Grace L. Williams will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, Pageland, S.C. Williams, 83, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001. She was salutatorian of her 1934 graduating class at Pageland High School and attended the College of William and Mary for two years. She was the widow of Leonard F. Williams. 

Survivors include her son Capt. Donald Williams of White Sands Missile Range, N.M.; grandchildren Steven Williams, Donald M. Williams, James R. Williams and Elizabeth Williams-Holmes; and four great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Crest Lawn Funeral Home. The body will be in the funeral home until Thursday morning. 
 

Sara Wilson 
 

REYNOLDS - Services for Sara Spillers Wilson will be at 2 p.m. today in Mount Olive Freewill Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Wilson, 79, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001. A homemaker, she was the widow of Horace Wilson. 

Survivors include her children Hubert Wilson, Ann Blair and Catherine Windham, all of Reynolds, and Terry Watson of Howard; sisters Mary Robinson of Marshallville and Lavenia Spillers of Butler; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 

The body will be at the Wilson residence, Ga. 128 North, Reynolds, until the hour of services. Goddard Funeral Home in Reynolds has charge of arrangements. 
 

Marvin Young 
 

ALACHUA, Fla. - Services for Marvin W. Young will be at 1 p.m. today in Young's Chapel Cemetery, Ben Hill County. Young, 80, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001. He was born in Rebecca, son of the late John and Faith Young. He was a World War II veteran and retired truck driver. He was the widower of Marguerite Young. 

Survivors include his brother and sister James N. Young of Lee Center, N.Y., and Lola Sisson of Alachua. 

The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. today in Perry Funeral Chapel, Ashburn.


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