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Belva Allen 
 

TOOMSBORO - Services for Belva Kathleen Tarpley Allen will be at 3 p.m. today in Ebenezer Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Allen, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. Daughter of the late Abbott and Effie Mae Tarpley, she was retired from Central State Hospital and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Shirley Yancey of Irwinton, James A. Allen, Raymond E. Allen and Donald B. Allen, all of Toomsboro, and Charlie W. Allen of Macon; half sister and half brother Olene Bailey and George Bailey Jr., both of Toomsboro; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

White Columns Funeral Home, Gordon, has charge of arrangements. 
 

Richard Allen Jr. 
 

Services for Richard C. Allen Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Allen, 56, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. He was a fabrication technician, retired from Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp. after more than 33 years of service, where he also served on the board of directors of the credit union. He was a member of Ninth and O Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky. He was vice president of BC&T Local No. 362.

Survivors include his wife, Helen G. Allen; children Richard Allen III and Karen Allen, both of Macon; and a grandchild.

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

Ruth Blizard 
 

PINEVIEW - Services for Ruth Wood Blizard will be at 11 a.m. today in Friendship Baptist Church with burial in Friendship Cemetery. Blizard died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. She was a homemaker and member of Friendship Baptist Church and WMU. She was the widow of Leo V. Wood.

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

The family may be contacted at the residence on Route 1 in Pineview. Frazier and Son Funeral Home in Rochelle has charge of arrangements. 
 

Undean Bowen 
 

PINEHURST - Services for Undean P. Bowen will be at 11 a.m. today in Liberty Baptist Church with burial in Liberty Cemetery. Bowen, 88, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. She was a retired teacher who taught at Union High, Pinehurst, Unadilla and Fullington Academy. The widow of Felton Bowen, she was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Ladies Sunday School Class, former Sunday School Class teacher and treasurer.

Survivors include her children Clayton Bowen of Pinehurst and Larry Bowen of Unadilla; sister Hazel Butler of Vienna; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Charles Bowen, 2304 Findlay Road, Pinehurst 31070. Bowen-NeSmith Funeral Home, Unadilla, has charge of arrangements. 
 

Clarence Boyington 
 

GORDON - Services for Clarence Boyington will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Hopewell Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Boyington, 35, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001. He worked at Brewer Construction Co. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Joenellie Boyington; children Shanika Warren of McIntyre, Marketa Warren and Sheena Warren, both of Gordon, Clarence Boyington of Atlanta, Michael Boyington, Keith Boyington, Brandy Boyington, Bryan Boyington, Terrance Boyington, Kenya Boyington and Mya Boyington, all of Gordon; mother Mary Boyington; and brothers and sisters Joel Reese, Andrew Boyington, Annie Curry, Geraldine Bivins and Clara Sapp, all of Gordon, Jessie Boyington of Gray, Terry Whipple of Toomsboro, Elois Bullard of Eatonton and Louise Prosser of McIntyre.

The body will be in the church at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Samuel's Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Lila Bretz 
 

PERRY - Services for Lila Howell Bretz will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Crossroads United Methodist Church with burial in Perry Memorial Gardens. Bretz, 78, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. She had lived in Perry for 34 years, moving from Middletown, Pa. She was a homemaker and charter member of Crossroads United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Harry W. Bretz; children Abby Wetherington of Warner Robins, Lona Davis of Macon, Timothy Bretz of Sarasota, Fla., Michael Bretz and David Bretz, both of Middletown, Pa.; brother Roy E. Howell of Philadelphia; and 14 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Crossroads United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1600 Main St., Perry 31069. 
 

Joann Brown 
 

SWAINSBORO - Memorial services for Joann Brown will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Tomlinson Funeral Home. Brown, 71, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. She was a retired waitress and member of Hawhammock Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Austin Brown and Mack Brown, both of Swainsboro, Don Brown of Adrian and Larry Wright of Florida; brother and sister Alvin Lancaster of Stanfield, N.C., and Aurrie Bell Wright of Savannah; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 
 

Janie Chandler 
 

CORDELE - Services for Janie Louise Chandler will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Dekle Funeral Home with burial in Ebenezer Cemetery. Chandler, 88, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001. 

Survivors include her daughter Net Lewis of Cordele; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Family will be at 905 E. Third Ave., Cordele. 
 

Stella Ennis 
 

FITZGERALD - Services for Stella Mae Ennis will be at 2 p.m. today in Evergreen Cemetery. Ennis, 101, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church, Unity Sunday School Class and former member of the choir and WMU.

Survivors include cousin Margie Bryant of Fitzgerald; and other relatives, Robert and Patsy Cook and Bill and Ginny Purdy, all of Fitzgerald.

Paulk Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Bobby Fields 
 

BARNESVILLE - Services for Bobby Wayne Fields will be at 11 a.m. today in Haisten-Martin Funeral Home with burial in Lamar Memory Gardens. Fields, 60, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001. He was a truck driver at C.T. Harris Trucking Co.

Survivors include his wife, Jimmie Fields; son Bobby D. Fields of Barnesville; stepchildren John Smith, Don Smith, Bonnie Willoughby, Vanessa Johnston, Wendi Lynn Monaghan; brothers and sister Thomas Fields of Orlando, Fla., Jimmy Fields and Elizabeth Fields, both of Columbus; and nine grandchildren. 
 

Lucille Garrison 
 

HAZLEHURST - Services for Lucille B. Garrison will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Lowe's Funeral Home with burial in Sand Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Garrison, 82, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. She was the widow of Raz Garrison and member of Hazlehurst Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include her children Willene Fordham of Hazlehurst, Mary Greene of Chattahoochee, Fla., Ruth Bohannon of Fitzgerald and Ann Duncan of Sulligent, Ala.; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight in the funeral home and will be at 78 Hester St. 
 

Dr. James Girardeau 
 

Services for Dr. James Tate Girardeau will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be private. Girardeau, 48, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. He graduated from the University of North Carolina, where he was a Morehead scholar and graduated from the Medical College of Georgia. He served his general surgery residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital and his plastic and hand surgery fellowship at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery. He was a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Bibb County Medical Society, Medical Association of Georgia and the American Medical Association. He served on the First Presbyterian Day School Board of Trustees. He was a member of Idle Hour Golf and Country Club. He also coached in the MGSA Soccer League and Freedom Park Softball League. He participated in the Redeemed Football League at First Presbyterian Day School. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Covenant Sunday School Class.

Survivors include his wife, Leslie E. Girardeau; children Virginia E. Girardeau, Sarah Tate Girardeau and Tate C. Girardeau, all of Macon, and Michael J. Girardeau of Jacksonville, Fla.; mother and her husband, Patricia and Robert Donegan of Atlanta; and sisters Patti G. Rigdon and Terri Bettis, both of Atlanta.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the residence, 1338 Old Forsyth Road, Macon 31210. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Day School, 5671 Calvin Drive, Macon 31210. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements. 
 

Jesse Green 
 

THOMASTON - Services for Jesse Randolph "J.R." Green will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Coggins Funeral Home with burial in Crystal Hill Cemetery. Green, 54, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. He was manager of building services at Quadgraphics in Thomaston. He attended Assembly of God and was a member of Rock Hill Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Green; children Jesse Green and Randy Green, both of Thomaston; brothers Bruce Green of Stockbridge, the Rev. Guy Green, Jerry Green, both of Thomaston, and Roger Green of Fayetteville; and a grandchild. 
 

Lois Horvath 
 

Services for Lois E. Horvath will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Macon Memorial Park. Horvath, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and Merri-Makers Band.

Survivors include her nephew and niece Hubert M. Morgan Jr. and Joann Bradley, both of Macon; a great-nephew and great-niece.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. Memorials may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, 1290 College St., Macon 31201. 
 

Mrs. Leo Huckabee Jr. 
 

Services for Mrs. Leo B. Huckabee Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the mausoleum of Riverside Cemetery, main gate. Huckabee died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001. She attended Wesleyan College and was a former member of the Junior League of Macon and National Society of Colonial Dames of America. She was a member of Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, where she organized the outreach program. She was a member of Idle Hour Country Club and widow of Leo B. Huckabee Jr.

Survivors include her children Mary H. Howard, Leo B. Huckabee III and William A. Huckabee, all of Macon; sister Mrs. John Gilbert of St. Simons Island; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family may be contacted at 2455 Clayton St., Macon 31204. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Outreach Program, Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, 719 Mulberry St., Macon 31201 or Hospice of Central Georgia, P.O. Box 6533, Macon 31208. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements. 
 

James Hulsey 
 

LAWRENCEVILLE - Services for James Oscar Hulsey will be at 2 p.m. today in Sunnyside Cemetery. Hulsey, 94, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. 

Survivors include his children Edward Hulsey of Cordele and James Hulsey of Loganville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Dekle Funeral Home in Cordele has charge of arrangements. 
 

Mollie Ingram 
 

Services for Mollie Stone Brooks Ingram will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in James Tabernacle Holiness Church with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Ingram, 66, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001. She was a seamstress, artist, homemaker and Mary Kay consultant. She was a life member of DAV, former member of Greater Bellevue Baptist Church and member of James Tabernacle Holiness Church.

Survivors include her husband, Square Ingram; children Annie Moore and Fredrick Brooks; stepmother, Elina Stone of Macon; sisters and brothers Rosa Manson of Macon, Bennie Powell of McDonough, Willie Stone of Atlanta and Otis Goolsby of Monticello; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family will be at 302 Rebel Drive. Hutchings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Barbara Jones 
 

BARNESVILLE - Services for Barbara Chapman Jones were Monday in Haisten-Martin Funeral Home. Burial was in Lamar Memory Gardens. Jones died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001. She worked in the sewing department at William Carter Co. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Jason Jones of McDonough, Reggie Jones of Griffin and Rhonda Ard of Barnesville; sisters Gaye Adams of Griffin, Betty Tidwell of Barnesville, Nita Lashley of LaGrange and Elaine Rossie; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
 

Janice Jones 
 

FORSYTH - Services for Janice Lynn Jones will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Tessie Hall Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Jones, 38, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001. She worked at Troup County Board of Education. A former member of Tessie Hall Baptist Church, she was a member of House of Living God Church of Jesus Christ in Manchester. 

Survivors include her mother Rosa Jones; and brothers and sisters Thomas Jones of Macon, Morris Jones, Leonard Jones, Glenda Jones, Ricky Jones and Hiron Jones, all of Forsyth, Ella Johnson-Cameron of Riverdale, and Tonya Lipscomb of LaGrange.

The family will be at 207 Solomon St. Freeman Brothers Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Grady Livingston 
 

Services for Grady Livingston will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Livingston, 89, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001. He was a machinist, retired from Willingham Mill after 40 years and was a guard with Sizemore Security for 14 years. He was a member of Parkway Assembly of God.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Hipps Livingston; children Barbara Butera of New Orleans and Elaine Wade of Macon; stepson Andy Willard of Milner; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in the funeral home and may be contacted at 3880 Jones Road, Macon 31206. 
 

John Lott Sr. 
 

FORSYTH - Services for John Francis Lott Sr. will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Monroe Hills Memorial Gardens. Lott, 75, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. He was a retired forester and land surveyor and Navy veteran of World War II. He graduated from the University of Georgia and was retired from Hardin Co. He was the widower of Earlene C. Lott.

Survivors include his children John F. Lott Jr. of Winder, Angia Meadows of Macon and Jason Lee Lott of Forsyth; sister Ellen Schafer of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

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

Elizabeth Loyd 
 

MONTICELLO - Services for Elizabeth W. Loyd will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Jordan Funeral Home with burial in West View Cemetery. Loyd, 89, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001. She worked a short time at Robins Air Force Base. She retired at the age of 81 after 72 years of service to Jasper County. She held many positions at the Jasper County Courthouse, including tax receiver clerk, clerk of selected service and was the first woman elected justice of the peace, which later became judge of magistrate court. She was the widow of Idus Loyd. 

Survivors include her son William I. Loyd Sr. of Monticello; a grandchild; a great-grandchild; and a great-great-grandchild.

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

Martha McCoy 
 

Services for Martha Jane McCoy will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Crest Lawn Funeral Home with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. McCoy died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. The widow of Robbie Lee McCoy, she was a Baptist who had lived most of her life in Macon.

Survivors include her children Wade McCoy of Perry, and Frank McCoy, Tommy McCoy and Betty Gales, all of Macon; 10 grandchildren; 11 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 6261 Shines Road. 
 

Joy Ricketson 
 

VIDALIA - Services for Joy Faye Taylor Ricketson will be at 11 a.m. today in Ronnie L. Stewart Family Funeral Service, Vidalia, with burial in North Thompson Baptist Church Cemetery. Ricketson, 32, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. She was a homemaker and member of Faith Baptist Church, Lyons.

Survivors include her husband, John W. Ricketson; daughter Taylor Rebecca Hall of Vidalia; parents Faye and Hilton Taylor of Vidalia; and brothers Robert Mitchell and John Hilton Taylor, both of Vidalia, and Laymond Taylor of Lyons.
 

James Roberson 
 

IRWINTON - Services for James Roberson will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Friendship Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Roberson died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001. He was a member of Mount Cilla Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Essie Robinson; daughter Diane Robinson of Savannah; brothers and sister Tommy Hodgens of Perry, Joe Gainey of Macon, Ira Hodgens of Warner Robins and Ollie Coley of Danville; and a grandchild.

The family will be at 42 Walnut St., Jeffersonville. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, has charge of arrangements. 
 

Robert Shepherd Sr. 
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Robert "Bob" Maloy Shepherd Sr. were Monday in Houston Lake Baptist Church. Burial was in Magnolia Park Cemetery. Shepherd, 69, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001. He received a magna cum laude pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia in 1958. After graduation he was co-owner of Norris Pharmacy until 1973 when he opened Shepherd Pharmacy. He was an Air Force veteran, having reached the rank of airman first class. He was a member of Houston Lake Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Versa McEver Shepherd; children Linda Shepherd Gonzalez and Patti Shepherd Hunt, both of Warner Robins, and Robert Maloy Shepherd Jr. of Bonaire; brother and sisters Henry G. Shepherd and Bertha Cappas, both of Warner Robins, and Polly Bowen of Milan; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Houston Lake Baptist Church Building Fund, 2300 Ga. 127 East, Perry 31069. McCullough Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 

W.R. Snowden 
 

FITZGERALD - Services for W.R. "Billie" Snowden will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Central United Methodist Church with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Snowden, 76, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired timber broker for ITT Rayonier. He also was a private pilot for more than 20 years, a retailer of chain saws, boats and motors, real estate broker, carpenter and escort. He was a former Mason, Shriner, member of Elks Club and Ben Hill County commissioner for 20 years. He was Boy Scout leader of Troop 875.

Survivors include his children Anne Vail and Frances Hamrick, both of Gainesville, Ga., and Ben Snowden of Fitzgerald; stepchildren Johnny Wilson and Dianne Glenn of Fitzgerald, and Lana Lane of Rebecca; brother Frank Snowden of Fitzgerald; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Paulk Funeral Home, Fitzgerald. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boy Scout Troop 875 or Central United Methodist Church. 
 

Philip Sullivan 
 

Services for Philip C. Sullivan will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Christopher-Smith Funeral Home, Warner Robins, with burial in Magnolia Memorial Park Cemetery. Sullivan, 59, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001. A retired farmer and construction worker, he was a member of Avondale Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Redetha Sullivan; children Michele Malcolm of Macon and Calvin Sullivan of Warner Robins; parents Philip and Annie Sullivan Sr. of Warner Robins; brothers and sister Arthur Sullivan of Wendell, N.C., and Jerry Sullivan and Barbara Moss, both of Warner Robins; and five grandchildren.

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

Geneva Whitten 
 

BARNESVILLE - Services for Geneva Yvonne Whitten will be at 3 p.m. today in Haisten-Martin Funeral Home with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Whitten, 61, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001. She was born in Lamar County, daughter of the late Walter and Gertrude Hutto. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, James C. Whitten Jr.; children Marie Whitten Selby of Dallas, Ga., and Michelle Whitten of Barnesville; brothers Hubert O'Kelly of Milner and Donald Hutto of Barnesville; and seven grandchildren. 
 

Cleo Williams 
 

COCHRAN - Services for Cleo Williams will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bethany Church Cemetery. Williams, 88, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. Daughter of the late Charlie and Mattie Dixon, she was retired from The Grill and L&H Shirt Co. The widow of Lester Williams, she was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Patricia DeFrance and Railey Williams, both of Wilmington, N.C.; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Fisher Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Charles Willis Sr. 
 

LIZELLA - Services for Charles Fredrick Willis Sr. were Saturday in Ingleside Memorial Chapel, Macon. Burial was in Macon Memorial Park. Willis, 50, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001. 

Survivors include his mother Anne C. Rousseau; children Alexis Willis, Janna Willis and Charles Willis Jr., all of Lizella; sisters and brothers Jeanne Knight of Woodbine, Elaine Drye and Joe Baxter III of Macon, Victor Baxter and Mark Rousseau of Lizella, and Jon Baxter of Forsyth. 
 

Dennis Wright Jr. 
 

Services for Dennis Wright Jr. will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Bryant Tabernacle Baptist Church with burial in Bibb Mount Zion Church Cemetery. Wright, 44, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001. He was the son of the late Dennis Wright Sr. and Frankie L. Wright.

Survivors include his children Antonio Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Rhonda Jackson and Lawanda Jackson, all of Macon; brother and sisters Earnest Wright, Willie Mae Mitchell and Annie J. Turner, all of Macon, and Emma J. Wright of Warner Robins; companion Delilah Smith; and a grandchild. 

The family will be at 3017 Grady St. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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