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Ruth Blizzard 
 

PINEVIEW - Services for Ruth Wood Blizzard will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Friendship Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Blizzard died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at Taylor Regional Hospital, Hawkinsville. Born in Wilcox County, she was the daughter of the late James Nathaniel Cook and Claude Peavy Cook. A homemaker, she was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, the WMU and the Eastern Star. She was the widow of Leo V. Wood.

Survivors include her husband, Marion Blizzard of Pineview; daughter Bobbie Ruth Lawhead of Evans; brothers J.T. Cook of Pitts and Walker Cook of Pineview; sisters Matha Ptacek of Barefoot Bay, Fla., Dorothy Gordon of Pitts and Marjorie Coleman of Port Orange, Fla.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Frazier & Son Funeral Home, Rochelle. The family may be contacted at the residence, Route 1, Pineview. 
 

Jacobey Braswell 
 

GRAY - Services for Jacobey Dontaie Braswell will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Salem Baptist Church with burial in Kings Chapel Cemetery, Jasper County. Braswell, 16, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, in Jones County. He was a student at Jones County High School.

Survivors include his parents, Latonya Wood of Gray and Donnie Braswell of Round Oak; grandparents Rosa Braswell of Adgateville and Beatrice Woods of Gray; brother Corlen Williams of Gray.

The family will receive friends at 200 Eatonton Hwy., Apt. A3, Gray. Samuel's Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Gloria Brooks 
 

CENTERVILLE - Graveside services for Gloria Brooks will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Parkway Memorial Gardens, Warner Robins. Brooks, 63, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at Houston Medical Center, Warner Robins. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her son Jerry Wendell Asbell Jr. of North Carolina; daughters Sandra Lively of Byron, Nancy Windham of Bonaire and Susan Wright of Warner Robins; sisters Faye Gledhill and Shirley Mayo, both of Macon; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, Warner Robins. Memorials may be made to the United Way for Older Americans Council, 155 Recyclary Way, Warner Robins 31093. 
 

Zelma Bryson 
 

Services for Zelma Dudley Bryson will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Luke AME Church, with burial in Minton Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Sandersville. Bryson, 81, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001. She was the daughter of the late Julia Bell Hunter Jenkins and the late Ernest Dudley. A native of Washington County, she attended the public schools of Washington County. After moving to Macon, she became a member of St. Luke AME Church, where she served as president of the usher board, the senior choir, the stewardess board and as custodian of the church. Bryson was employed by the Floyd family. She was the widow of Willie B. Bryson Sr.

Survivors include her children Mary Hughes, Willie J. Bryson and Julia B. Price, all of Macon, Margaret B. Harpe of Lithonia, Bob L. Bryson of Lizella, Stephanie Jenkins of Detroit, Mich., and Paula Jenkins of Atlanta; brother Willie J. Jenkins of Detroit, Mich.; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Hicks and Sons Mortuary. The family may be contacted at 3835 Lucerne Drive, Macon. 
 

Lonnie Casey 
 

WARNER ROBINS - Graveside services for Lonnie Jack Casey will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Parkway Memorial Gardens. Casey, 52, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at Houston Medical Center. Born in Altoona, Ala., he was a Marine Corps veteran and an exterminator.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Casey of Warner Robins; daughters Lucinda Casey of Wilberton, Okla., Ralonda Casey of Ada, Okla., Charlotte Gates of Perry, and Tina Harvey and Tonya Smith, both of Warner Robins; sons Richard Casey of Wilberton, Okla., and David Weaver of Alabama; sisters June Fry and Edie Whitney, both of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and 16 grandchildren.

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

Chandler Day 
 

MILLEDGEVILLE - Graveside services for Chandler Merritt Day will be at 11 a.m. today at Snow Hill Cemetery in McIntyre. Day, 87, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, in a local hospital. A native of Wilkinson County, he was the son of the late James Harlan Day and the late Isa Belle Etheridge Day. He was retired from Central State Hospital and was a Jehovah's Witness.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Pierce Day; sister Mattie Waters of Putnam County; brother Bernice Day of McIntyre; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity. Williams White Columns Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Roy R. Farrow
 

CORDELE - Services for Roy R. Farrow will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Penia Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Farrow, 93, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at Crisp Regional Hospital. A native of Franklin County, he was a retired farmer and a member of Penia Baptist Church.

Survivors include his sons James Farrow, Sammie Farrow, Willis Farrow and Ray Farrow, all of Cordele; daughter Jeanene F. Kilby of Oakwood; sister Sammye Dorough of Cordele; 13 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Hughes & Wright Funeral Home. 
 

Alton Gross Jr. 
 

FORSYTH - Services for Alton Fletcher Gross Jr. will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Monroe County Memorial Chapel. Burial will be private. Gross, 68, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. Born in Morgantown, W.Va., he was a retired vending machine mechanic and an Army veteran. He was the widower of Norma Jean Gross.

Survivors include his children Cindy J. Richerson of Forsyth and Marcy Gross of Forsyth; and parents, Alton F. Gross and Kathleen Ours Gross. 
 

Myrtle Hartley 
 

TENNILLE - Services for Myrtle Norris Hartley will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tennille Baptist Church, with burial in Zeta Cemetery. Hartley, 83, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at the Extended Care Facility in Sandersville. A native and lifelong resident of Washington County, she was the daughter of the late J.B. Norris Sr. and the late Eula Clay Norris. She was an owner of Hartley Grocery Store in Tennille for many years. Hartley was the widow of Hugh Douglas Hartley, a homemaker and a member of Tennille Baptist Church.

Survivors include her brother Zellner David Norris of Douglas; and nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at May and Smith Funeral Home in Tennille. Memorials may be made to Tennille Baptist Church. 
 

James N. Hobbs 
 

DEXTER - Services for James N. Hobbs will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dexter Baptist Church, with burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Hobbs, 79, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, in a Dublin hospital. A lifelong resident of Laurens County, he was the son of the late John Hobbs and the late Clara Shepard Hobbs. He was known as the mayor of Possum Hollow. Hobbs was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, a Baptist and a retired farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Daniel Hobbs of Dexter; sons Don Hobbs and Steve Hobbs, both of Dexter; daughter Joette Warnock of Loganville; sisters Mary Smith of Cochran and Winnie Pearl Mullis of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Townsend Brothers Funeral Home, Dublin. 
 

Shirley H. Lindsey 
 

ROCHELLE - Services for Shirley H. Lindsey will be at 3 p.m. today at M.C. Frazier Memorial Chapel of Frazier and Son Funeral Home with burial in Morningside Cemetery. Lindsey, 61, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001. Born in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Hudgins and Thelma Lee Hudgins. She lived most of her life in Wilcox County. Lindsey was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, Cliff Lindsey of Rochelle; sons Johnny Ray Fitzgerald of South Carolina and Sammy McFee of Desoto; daughters Dorothy Jean Lowery of Ofork, N.C., and Teressa Teams of Rome; sister Louise Lovett of Rochelle; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family may be contacted at the home of Louise Lovett, Third Avenue, Rochelle. 
 

Jewell Long 
 

Services for Jewell Evans Long will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Macon Memorial Park. Long died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at a local hospital. A lifelong resident of Bibb County, she was retired lunchroom manager from the Bibb County school system. Long was a member of Cherokee Heights Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son Jake C. Long of Macon; brother Clifford "Bo" Evans of Macon; sister Effie Evans Benson of Macon; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 tonight at Crest Lawn Funeral Home. The family may be contacted at 7250 Thomaston Road. Memorials may be made to Cherokee Heights Baptist Church, 2656 Napier Ave., Macon 31204. 
 

Bessie Mauldin 
 

MILAN - Services for Bessie Claire Mauldin will be at 11 a.m. today at Milan Baptist Church, with burial in Milan City Cemetery. Mauldin, 80, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at McRae Manor Nursing Home in McRae. A lifelong resident of Dodge County, she was the daughter of the late R.C. Chambers and Bessie Cook Chambers. She was the widow of Ervin Mauldin. She was a retired medical and x-ray technician. Mauldin was a member of Milan Baptist Church since 1929, where she was the director of Acteens and the Girls Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Pilot Club of Eastman, the William Few Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Daughters of the Confederacy and the Go Go Club of McRae.

Survivors include her son Gary E. Mauldin M.D. of Cullowhee, N.C.; sister Waunelle C. Jackson of Hendersonville, N.C.; and two granddaughters.

The body will be placed in the church one hour before services today. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Milan Baptist Church Building Fund, or to the Marie Conner Sunday School Class of Milan Baptist Church, Milan 31060. Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home in Eastman has charge of arrangements. 
 

Tommy Merritt 
 

LUMBER CITY - Graveside services for Tommy Joe Merritt will be at 2 p.m. today at Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery. Merritt, 29, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at his home. A native of Sinton, Texas, he was a truck driver and a construction worker.

Survivors include his mother, Nora O'Neal Merritt of Lumber City; father, Joe Merritt of Houston, Texas; grandmother Pearl Merritt of San Antonio, Texas; and sister Tina Shelton of Hamon, Ind.

Lowe's Funeral Home, Helena, has charge of arrangements. 
 

John E. Nobles 
 

DANVILLE - Services for John E. Nobles will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethany Baptist Church, Cochran, with burial in Cool Springs Cemetery, Twiggs County. Nobles, 73, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. Born in Twiggs County, he was the son of the late Ed and Nellie L. Nobles. He was a retired enforcement officer with the Georgia Department of Transportation. Nobles was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtie Mae Nobles of Danville; son E.J. Nobles of Macon; daughters Lavonia Davis of Cochran and Leneata Dent of Macon; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Fisher Funeral Home, Cochran. The family may be contacted at the residence on Bruce Richardson Road, Twiggs County.
 

Linda Padgett 
 

HAZLEHURST - Services for Linda Padgett will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Miles Funeral Home, with burial in Hazlehurst City Cemetery. Padgett, 24, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at Savannah Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was employed at Hazlehurst Mills. Padgett was a graduate of Jeff Davis High School and a member of Calvary Full Gospel Tabernacle. She was the daughter of the late Arthur Lamar Treat.

Survivors include her children Carley Jade Padgett of McRae and Ty McKade Padgett of Hazlehurst; parents, Donna Hulett and Fred Hulett of Hazlehurst; sister Sweetie Warnale Beck of Hazlehurst; brothers Arthur Wayne Treat and Fred T. Hulett Jr., both of Hazlehurst; grandparents Ida Elizabeth Laster of Jesup, Alma Pearl Singletary of Hazlehurst, and C.O. and Vauneta Smith of McRae.

The family may be contacted at the home of Fred Hulett, 331 Alma Highway. Miles Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Charles Powell 
 

LEESBURG - Graveside services for Charles Gary Powell will be at 2 p.m. today at Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Pitts. Powell, 78, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, in Albany. Born in Seville, he was the son of the late Ashley Columbus Powell and the late Annie Rebecca Gilbert Powell. He was employed by Minute Maid Corp.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Lucille Revell Powell of Albany; son Ashley Gary Powell of Clermont, Fla.; daughter Agnes Smith of Ocoee, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

Dekle Funeral Home, Cordele, has charge of arrangements. 
 

Hoyt Smith Jr. 
 

FORSYTH - Graveside services for Hoyt Marion Smith Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at East Juliette Baptist Church Cemetery, Juliette. Smith, 57, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at a nursing home. Born in Bibb County, he was a retired sewing machine mechanic and a Navy veteran. He was the son of the late Hoyt M. Smith Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Sheila P. Smith of Forsyth; children Hoyt A. Smith and Todd M. Smith, both of Macon, Ronald Barnett of Barnesville, and Sheila D. Smith and Stephen D. Smith, both of Forsyth; mother, Euba Mann Smith of Rome; sister Peggy Ivey of Rome; brothers Carl Smith of New Hope and Gene Repulla of Macon; and eight grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Monroe County Memorial Chapel. 
 

Ruth Weaver 
 

DUBLIN - Services for Ruth Mae Weaver will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Townsend Brothers Funeral Home, with burial in Poplar Springs North Cemetery. Weaver, 72, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, in a Savannah hospital. A lifelong resident of Laurens County, she was the daughter of the late Issac Tom Weaver and the late Bessie Horne Weaver. She was a member of East Dublin Assembly of God and a homemaker. 

Survivors include her son Jimmy Barnes of Dublin; brothers James Frank Weaver of Callahan, Fla., and Thomas Weaver of Panama City, Fla.; sister Annette Barfoot of Augusta; and two grandsons.

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