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Wilson E. Ball 
 

MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Wilson E. Ball will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Williams White Columns Funeral Home, Milledgeville, with burial in Emanuel Baptist Church Cemetery. Ball, 85, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001. Born in Lafayette, he was the son of the late John and Alberta L. Ball. He was retired from the textile industry and was a member of Woodmen of the World and Mosleyville Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lois B. Ball; children Patricia Ball Roberts and Dan W. Ball, both of Milledgeville; sister and brother Callie Ball Boles of Dallas, Texas, and Ray E. Ball of Columbus; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Mosleyville Baptist Church Building Fund. 
 

Mary Baston 
 

Services for Mary Elizabeth Booth Baston will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Oak Grove Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Baston, 83, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001. Daughter of the late Andrew Booth Sr. and Laura Booth, she was a homemaker and member of Oak Grove Methodist Church.

Survivors include her children Otto Booth of Milledgeville, Jerry Baston and Emory Baston, both of Macon, and Rusty Baston of Forsyth; sister and brothers Kat Kinny of Jones County, A.L. Booth of Milledgeville and James Booth of Gordon; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in White Columns Funeral Home, Gordon. 
 

Ethel Brown 
 

Services for Ethel Brown will be at 2 p.m. today in Westview Cemetery, Wrightsville. Brown, 91, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001. Daughter of the late J.C. and Florence Tharpe, she was a member of Moores Chapel Methodist Church. The widow of Kelly Brown, she was a homemaker.

Survivors include her children Edwyna Johnson McClung of Orlando, Fla., and Wendell E. Brown of Scottsburg, Ind.; grandchildren Sandy Wideman and Susan Rogers; three great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. in Stanley Funeral Home, Wrightsville. 
 

Louise Carter 
 

EATONTON - Services for Louise Wilson Carter will be at 11 a.m. today in Ivy Hill Chapel. Burial will be private. Carter, 90, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001. She was a homemaker and a member of Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter Betty Sills of Eatonton; grandchildren Carter Sills and Beth Bridges; and several great-grandchildren. 
 

Kawaski Davis 
 

MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Kawaski Germaine Davis will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Chapel of All Faiths, with burial in St. Mary Church Cemetery. Davis, 21, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001. 

Survivors include his children NaTarious Davis of Macon and Desmond Davis of Milledgeville; father, Rondal Adams of Milledgeville; mother, Annie Davis of Milledgeville; brothers and sisters Rondal B. Davis, Christina K. Adams and Marcus Robinson, all of Milledgeville, and April Adams of Tennille; grandparents Elijah and Bernice Davis of Milledgeville; and stepgrandmother Jessie Mae Adams of Milledgeville.

Slater's Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Margaret Duffie 
 

PERRY - Services for Margaret Estella "Dump" Duffie will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Marthann Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Duffie died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001. She was the oldest member of Marthann Baptist Church. She was an usher and member of Progressive Brothers and Sisters of Light Lodge No. 276. She was a member of the Older American Council.

Survivors include her daughter Johnnie Mae Whitfield of Perry; a grandchild; and three great-grandchildren.

Bobby E. Glover Mortuary has charge of arrangements 
 

Robert Fisher 
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Robert J. Fisher will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Parkway Memorial Gardens. Fisher, 49, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001. He was a member of the Warner Robins Police Department and the Houston County Sheriff's Department. He graduated from the University of New Orleans with a bachelor's degree in economics and a minor in psychology. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Survivors include his daughter Jennifer Lynn Fisher of Warner Robins; and brothers Thomas W. Fisher of Brunswick and Ray D. Sturbaum of Atlanta.

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

Mary Habersham 
 

Services for Mary A. Goodwin Habersham will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Habersham died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. She was retired from Bibb County schools. She was a member of the Macon and Middle Georgia Orthodox Association, National Association of Ministers Wives and Widows, Georgia Baptist Convention delegate, former chairperson and member of the deaconess board at First Baptist Church, president of the General Missionary Society and member of the Retired Teachers Association.

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Allen I. Habersham; children Simeon L. Habersham of Macon and Lyndon B. Habersham of Atlanta; sisters and brother Emma Goodwin, Mildred G. Madison, Cathryn G. Vinson, Frances G. Williams and Cicero Goodwin Jr., all of Macon; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Hutchings Funeral Home and may be contacted at 2761 Napier Ave. 
 

Mildred Henry 
 

COLQUITT - Services for Mildred Davis Henry were Monday in Colquitt Funeral Home. Burial was in Flat Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Henry, 82, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Leon Henry; children Dr. Edsel Davis of Macon and Sylvia Grimsley of Colquitt; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Colquitt First Baptist Church. 
 

Lewis Huckleberry 
 

STOCKBRIDGE - Services for Lewis Vernon "Buck" Huckleberry will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Bradley Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Huckleberry, 69, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001. Born in Baltimore, he had lived in Stockbridge for the past 21 years and was a retired printer. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his children Chris Huckleberry of Lugoff, S.C., Dennis Vaughn and Michael Vaughn, both of Gray, and Danny Vaughn of Swainsboro; sister Lenora Pratt of Stockbridge.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight in Simpson-Childs Funeral Home, Gray, and may be contacted at 181 Camelot Drive, Gray. 
 

Windell Hughes 
 

BAXLEY - Services for Windell W. Hughes will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Swain Funeral Home, with burial in Satilla Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Jeff Davis County. Hughes, 67, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001. He was a tech sergeant, retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service. He had served during the Vietnam War and worked at Plant Hatch for 11 years. He was a member of numerous square dancing clubs throughout the country and Canada. 

Survivors include his children Jennifer Claxton of Wrightsville, Cynthia O'Leary of Destin, Fla., Debra Smith of Blountstown, Fla., and Douglas Hughes of Trussville, Ala.; sisters Genelle Yawn of Hazlehurst, Margaret Moore of Garden City and Rena Hyers of Shellman Bluff; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in the funeral home and may be contacted at 98 Tompkins Road, Hazlehurst. 
 

Lillian Johnson 
 

Services for Lillian G. Johnson will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Evergreen Cemetery. Johnson, 77, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001. Born in Oklahoma, she was the daughter of the late Lula Grauitt.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Q. Johnson; son Maurice Taylor; stepdaughter Nancy Rozier of Cartersville; and sister Naomi Banks of Warrington.

The family will be at 1278 Patterson St. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Murry Lands 
 

Services for Murry Victor Lands will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Ingleside Baptist Church, with burial in James Cemetery. Lands, 81, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at his residence. The son of the late Nathan and Fannie S. Lands, he attended New York University College and Law School and practiced corporate law on Long Island. He was an officer in the Army Air Force Signal Corps, serving during World War II. He was a former resident of Boca Raton, Fla., until moving to Macon in 1999. He was a member and elder emeritus of Spanish River Church in Boca Raton.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy E. Lands; children Marc Lands of Boca Raton and Betty Pyles of Macon; sisters Marilyn King of Boca Raton and Bernice Oren of Rockville Center, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Simpson-Childs Funeral Home, Gray. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ingleside Baptist Church Building Fund, 834 Wimbish Road, Macon 31210; or Vista Hospice Care, 750 Baconsfield Drive, Suite 115, Macon 31211. 
 

Olive Lee 
 

CHAUNCEY - Services for Olive P. Lee will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Chauncey City Cemetery. Lee, 90, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001. The daughter of the late Harry and Florine Parshall, she was a homemaker. She was the widow of Ernest Lee.

Survivors include her sister Miriam Raines of Port Charlotte, Fla.

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

Jack Maret 
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Jack A. Maret will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, with burial in Parkway Memorial Gardens. Maret, 75, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. He was an Air Force veteran of 32 years, serving in three wars and flying 18 different airplanes. He held the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Bronze Star with cluster and several meritorious service awards. He also was the southeastern liaison for Fairchild-Weston, a worldwide energy company. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He also was a member of the Warner Robins Touchdown Club, the Robins Museum of Aviation, the Rotary Club, the Robins Air Force Base Officers Club and the Daedalions. He also was a member of the Warner Robins Development Authority.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Maret; children Cindy Nelson of Warner Robins, Anette Hilburn of Lizella and Aimee Hughes of Clarksville, Tenn.; sisters and brother Lorraine Edwards and Anne Pruett, both of Atlanta, and Dean Maret of Marietta; and eight grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 804 Cherry St., Macon 31201; or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 12 Perimeter Center, Suite 1200, Atlanta 30346-1602. 
 

Dan Merritt 
 

OAKLAND, Calif. - Services for Dan Emmitt Merritt will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Merritt Family Plot in Jackson City Cemetery. Merritt, 89, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. He graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and was retired from the Coast Guard.

Survivors include his sister and brother Elizabeth Webb of Jackson and W.S. Merritt of Decatur.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Sherrell, Wilson, Mangham Funeral Home in Jackson. 
 

Dorothy Moorman 
 

Services for Dorothy Moorman will be at 2 p.m. today in Riverside Cemetery. Moorman, 87, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001. She was a department manager and buyer for Macy's and was a past member of the American Business Women's Association. She was a member of First Christian Church.

Survivors include her sisters Barbara Moorman Wright of Macon and Edna Moorman Havnaer of Columbus.

Ingleside Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements. 
 

Ida Parish 
 

CHESTER - Services for Ida Lou Parish will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Chester United Methodist Church, with burial in Rogers Family Cemetery. Parish, 77, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001. She was a retired schoolteacher from Dodge County after 33 years. She graduated from Middle Georgia College and received her master's degree in education from Georgia Southwestern University. She was a member of Chester United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her son Mike Parish of Guyton; brothers and sisters Gene Carr of Chester, Rogers Carr of Athens, Ruby Rogers of Eastman, Winifred Floyd of Chester, Jeanette Durand of Morrow, Elizabeth Laney of Macon, Yvonne Davis of Cochran, Dorothy Myers of Savannah and Roslyn Shepard of Cordele; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Mathis Funeral Home and may be contacted at 102 Lauren Ave., Chester. The body will be in the church at 2 p.m. Thursday. 
 

Tommie Lee Reynolds 
 

Memorial services for Tommie Lee Reynolds will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home, Macon. Reynolds, 79, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, in a local nursing home. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Reynolds, he was a veteran and a self-employed brick mason.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Ruth Reynolds; children Herman Lee Reynolds, Robert Earl Reynolds and Mary Ann McNair, all of Rocky Mount, N.C., Gay Bowman of Mississippi, and Jennie Emory and Joyce Reynolds, both of Macon; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 1474 Bailey Ave. 
 

Daisy Swain 
 

AMERICUS - Services for Daisy Swain will be at 11 a.m. today in Zion Hill Baptist Church, Leslie, with burial in the church cemetery. Swain, 72, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her son John Swain of Trenton, N.J.; brothers John Hudson of Detroit and Mathew Hudson of Tampa, Fla.; and a grandchild.

Barnum Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Monroe Ward 
 

Services for Monroe Ward will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Macon Memorial Park. Ward, 71, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001. He was the former owner/operator of Monroes Drive-In and Monroes Imports. He was a member of DAV, VFW and AARP, and served in the Army during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Ward; children Lisa Burkhart of McDonough and Kevin Ward of Fort Valley; stepchildren Billy Taylor of Macon, Beverly Atkinson of Forsyth, and Penny Rogers and Cynthia Cannon of Macon; brothers and sisters Rupert Ward of Waynesville, N.C., Billy Ward of Albany, Jimmy Ward of Gray, Ruth Bryant of Byron, Daisy Worth of Palm Bay, Fla., and Lucille Hires of Waycross; five grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and may be contacted at 3653 Greenbriar Road East.
 

William Willcox Sr. 
 

HAWKINSVILLE - Services for William N. Willcox Sr. will be at 2 p.m. today in Clark Funeral Home, with burial in Orange Hill Cemetery. Willcox, 82, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired building contractor. He was a member of New Daniels Baptist Church in Dodge County.

Survivors include his wife, Mary G. Willcox; children Sandra W. Williamson of Macon, Angele Lee Dunlap of Portland, Ore., James Greer Willcox of Austin, Texas, William N. Willcox Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz., and Richard J. Willcox of Dallas, Texas; brother Thomas J. Willcox of Eastman; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at the Willcox residence on Pate Street, Hawkinsville. 
 

Cleo Williams 
 

COCHRAN - Services for Cleo Williams will be at 11 a.m. today in Bethany Church Cemetery. Williams, 88, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. 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.; sister Patsy Johnson of Macon; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Fisher Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Joseph Wommack 
 

SANDERSVILLE - Services for Joseph Oscar Wommack will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Piney Mount United Methodist Church, near Tennille. Wommack, 85, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001. He was a farmer and former owner of the Wommack Grocery Store. He was a member of Piney Mount United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Nellie M. Wommack; children Jo Ann Garner and Dorothy David, both of Sandersville; sisters Lillian Hitchcock of Sandersville and Ellen Boatright of Port Wentworth; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in May and Smith Funeral Home, Sandersville, and may be contacted at 169 Oscar Drive. Memorials may be made to Piney Mount United Methodist Church.
 

Barbara Wright 
 

DUBLIN - Services for Barbara Frances Wright will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Graham Memorial Nazarene Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Wright, 62, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001. She was retired from Biljo's as a supervisor. She attended Graham Memorial Nazarene Church.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Wright; children Wesley Hartley, Ricky Hartley and Michele Howard, all of Dublin; brothers and sisters Joe Strickland, Shirley Duggan and Mary Oliver, all of Brantley County, James Strickland of Glynn County, and John Strickland and Robert Strickland, both of McIntosh County; several grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Stanley Funeral Home, Dublin.

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