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Elizabeth Adams 
 

AMERICUS - Services for Elizabeth Atkins Adams were Wednesday in Oak Hill Cemetery, Erin, Tenn. Adams, 88, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001. A homemaker, she graduated from Austin Peay State University. She was a former member of Statesboro Methodist Church, a charter member of Pittman Park United Methodist Church, was a Sunday School teacher, president of the UMW and recipient of the Quiet Disciple Award. She was a member of Erin United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her children Sara Elizabeth Adams of Athens and the Rev. Bill Jackson-Adams of Richmond Hill; several grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the League of the Good Samaritan, Magnolia Manor, 2001 S. Lee St., Americus 31709. Hancock Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Anna Bridges 
 

COCHRAN - Services for Anna Bridges will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Fisher Funeral Home with burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Bridges, 93, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001. Daughter of the late James and Nancy Howell Padgett, she was retired from Asbell's Clothing Store and was a homemaker. The widow of the Rev. Henry Bridges, she was a member of Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter Loline O'Neal of Cochran; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in the funeral home and may be contacted at 905 Crest Drive. 
 

Charles Calhoun 
 

LYONS - Services for Charles Emerson Calhoun will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Jones-Stewart Funeral Home with burial in Lakeview Memorial Gardens near Vidalia. Calhoun, 84, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001. He was born in Treutlen County, son of the late Marvin Sr. and Clara Calhoun. The widower of Ruby Calhoun, he was a retired farmer. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his children Wayne Calhoun, Lynwood Calhoun, Eloise Powell and Velma Jean Woods, all of Lyons, Clara Cox of Alamo, Barbara Perkins of Collins, Carolyn Calhoun of Metter and Lanell Oliver of Americus; sisters Jewell Nobles of Lyons and Mildred Keel of Marshall, Texas; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight in the funeral home. 
 

Arrena Claritt 
 

Services for Arrena Beall Claritt will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Byron. Claritt, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. She was a member of Upper Sardis Church and served on the usher board and missionary board. She was the widow of Lynwood Claritt and member of Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her children Eldora Green of Jersey City, N.J., Jossie Mitchell and Charlie Claritt, both of Decatur, Johnny Claritt of Port Royal, S.C., Ralph Claritt of Stone Mountain and Robert Taylor of Irvington, N.J.; sister Clara McClains; 24 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home and may be contacted at 1304 Burton Ave. 
 

Pearl Clark 
 

Memorial services for Pearl W. Clark will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Wesleyan Drive Baptist Church. Burial was private. Clark, 84, died Dec. 2, 2000, in a Cochran personal care home. She was born in Seville, daughter of the late Elijah Parks and Carrilu Cooper Wilson. She graduated from Georgia State Women's College in Valdosta and worked at Robins Air Force Base and the Department of Family and Children's Services in Macon.

Survivors include her children Ralph Clark of Macon, David R. Clark of Cochran, Jean Powers of Buies Creek, N.C., and Jan Clark of Chapel Hill, N.C.; sisters Dody Smith of Raleigh, N.C., and Vivian Wilson of Tampa, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends following services in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association of Macon, 277 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 201, Macon 31202, Wesleyan Drive Baptist Church, 939 Wesleyan Drive, Macon 31210 or Clark-Powers Scholarship Fund at Campbell University Divinity School, Buies Creek, N.C. 27506. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements. 
 

Etta Collins 
 

Services for Etta Griffin Collins will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Collins, 92, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. Daughter of the late Monroe Jones and Anna Revier, she was a member and mother of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, the usher board, missionary society and mother board.

Survivors include her daughter Ruby Hicks of Macon; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday in Hicks and Sons Mortuary, Macon, and may be contacted at 2310 Donald Ave. 
 

The Rev. Robert Davidson 
 

Services for the Rev. Robert L. "Bob" Davidson will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Macon Evangelistic Church with burial in Union Chapel Church Cemetery. Davidson, 73, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001. He was the son of the late Rufus and Alice West. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was pastor of John Wesley Evangelistic Church and was former pastor of Union Chapel Evangelistic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ganell Davidson; children Robert Davidson of Johnson City, Tenn., Holly Witt of Palmetto, and Mike Courtney, Bobby Courtney and Fred G. Williams, all of Macon; brothers Hugh Davidson and James L. Davidson, both of Macon; stepmother Maude Davidson of Macon; 20 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Hart's Mortuary and may be contacted at 3876 Brenda Drive. 
 

Sarah Deleza 
 

HILLSBORO - Services for Sarah Jones Deleza will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Hillsboro Baptist Church with burial in Fullerton Memorial Gardens. Deleza, 66, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001. Daughter of the late Henry and Nettie Jones, she was a member of Hillsboro Baptist Church. The widow of Tony Deleza, she was a registered nurse manager for the Jasper County Health Department.

Survivors include her children Donna Provence of Savannah, Jerry Deleza of Monticello and James Deleza of Morganton, N.C.; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Jordan Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alabama Coalition on Donation, Attn: Tommy Frieson, 500 22nd St., Suite 102, Birmingham, Ala. 35233. 
 

Beulah Freeman 
 

Services for Beulah P. Freeman will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Northridge Baptist Church with burial in Cedar Ridge Cemetery, Gray. Freeman, 78, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in a local hospital. The widow of Leonard W. Freeman, she was a member of Northridge Baptist Church, where she worked in the nursery for 41 years. She also was a member of the Hilltoppers.

Survivors include her children Angelia Freeman of Macon, Joellen Henson of Birmingham, Ala., and Roy Freeman of Gray; brother and sister Melvin Payne of Rentz and Elizabeth Pritchett of Macon; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Hart's Mortuary and may be contacted at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northridge Baptist Church Building Fund, 2360 Gray Highway, Macon 31211. 
 

Minnie Gray 
 

FORSYTH - Services for Minnie B. Gray will be at 2 p.m. today in Forsyth City Cemetery. Gray, 96, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001. She was born in Troup County, daughter of the late Henry and Florence Wright Wilder. She was retired from Bibb Manufacturing.

Survivors include her sister Frances Redd of Forsyth; and great-grandson Jonathan Wilson of Macon.

Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements. 
 

Mattie Hammonds 
 

Services for Mattie Lee Hammonds will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Evergreen Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Hammonds, 95, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. She was the widow of M.C. Hammonds and member of Evergreen Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Milton Braswell Sr. of Lizella, M.H. Hammonds of Gainesville, Fla., Henry Braswell, John Hammonds and Jimmy Hammonds, all of Macon, Jimmy Cook of Byron, Mahalia Hammonds of Macon and Lillie Parker of Dry Branch; 45 grandchildren; 120 great-grandchildren; and 40 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will be at 1877 Swan Drive. Hutchings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Michael Hampton 
 

BYRON - Services for Michael A. Hampton will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Cornerstone Baptist Church with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Cemetery. Hampton, 50, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001. He was owner and operator of Weldcraft Iron Works.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie Hampton; children Matthew Hampton and Seth Hampton, both of Byron; mother, Norma Hampton of Merritt Island, Fla.; and brothers and sisters Robert Hampton of Jacksonville, Fla., James Hampton of West Palm Beach, Fla., Patrick Hampton of Newark, Del., Margaret Bullard of Lake City, Fla., and Trudi Hampton of Merritt Island.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Byron Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church Sanctuary Fund, 5399 Hartley Bridge Road, Macon 31216. 
 

Elnora Ingram 
 

AMERICUS - Services for Elnora Ingram will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Faith Deliverance Church. Ingram, 70, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001. 

Survivors include her children Cornelia Williams of Albany, Pauline Reynolds, Patricia Ingram and Henry Ingram, all of Americus; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

West's Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 
 

Ethel Johnson 
 

HAZLEHURST - Services for Ethel Clements Johnson will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Miles Funeral Home with burial in Satilla Cemetery. Johnson, 94, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001. Daughter of the late Riley and Geneva Clements, she was a member of Southside Baptist Church. The widow of Arthur Johnson, she was a homemaker.

Survivors include her children Raymon Johnson and Daymon Johnson, both of Jacksonville, Fla., and James Johnson of Hazlehurst.

The family will receive friends at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home and may be contacted at 60 Jefferson St. 
 

Lena Lee 
 

WARTHEN - Services for Lena Alberta Tharpes Lee will be at 3 p.m. Friday in M.C. Smith Funeral Home, Sandersville, with burial in Rest Haven Cemetery. Lee, 91, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her son Marion Tharpes Jr. of Warthen; grandchildren Ann Darrisaw, Laura Rosier, Melvin Jackson, Maurice Tharpes and Leon Tharpes; and eight great-grandchildren. 
 

Richard Lewis 
 

PERRY - Services for Richard J. "Dick" Lewis will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Watson-Hunt Funeral Home with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Lewis, 78, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001. He was an Army veteran of World War II and retired farmer and brick mason.

Survivors include his children David Lewis and Debbie Lewis, both of Perry, and James Lewis of Bonaire; sisters and brother Lassie Harrell of Chesapeake, Va., Ernestine Hickman of Warner Robins, Sara Brunk of Klamath Falls, Ore., and William Lewis of Moultrie; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. 
 

Willie Martin 
 

Services for Willie James Martin will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in St. James Church of God in Christ with burial in Glen Haven Cemetery. Martin, 60, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001. An Army veteran, he was a retired mail clerk from Robins Air Force Base and owner of Martin Cab Co. He was a former member of St. James Church of God in Christ and White Springs Baptist Church and was a member of WTL Deliverance Center.

Survivors include his wife, Albertha Martin; children Beverly Martin-Harris of Macon, Angela Martin of Milledgeville; brothers and sisters Snow Martin Jr. of Atlanta, King Martin, Maeola Henderson, Ella Hall, Ann Martin-Barber, Ann Martin-Daniels and Grover Martin, all of Macon, Robert Martin and Larry Martin, both of Warner Robins; and three grandchildren.

The family will be at 2551 Montpelier Ave. The body will be in the church at 2 p.m. Bentley and Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Catherine McCoy 
 

WRIGHTSVILLE - Services for Catherine Miller McCoy will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Westview Cemetery. McCoy, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001. She was a member of First Christian Church and was retired from ApparelCraft. She was the widow of J.D. McCoy.

Survivors include her children John McCoy of Dublin, Katie Graham and Grace Brantley of Wrightsville, Hazel Campbell of Jeffersonville and Sue Marshall of North Augusta, S.C.; sisters Effie McCoy of Wrightsville and Latha Lynch of Rome; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

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

Hanson McNair 
 

Services for Hanson McNair will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Saints Rest Cemetery. McNair, 74, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. The son of the late James and Bessie McNair, he was a retired TV repairman and handyman.

Survivors include his sister-in-law Ruth Malone McNair of Macon.

Jones Brothers Eastlawn Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements. 
 
 

Janie Osborne 
 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Services for Janie M. Northern Osborne will be at noon Saturday in Central Union Baptist Church, Fort Valley, with burial in Willowlake Memorial Garden Cemetery. Osborne died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001. Daughter of the late Mary Ann Northern, she attended Albany Vocational and Tech and Broward Employment Training Administration. She worked for the state of Florida for more than 20 years as a staff assistant. She was a member of Mount Zion God's Church, where she was also church secretary.

Survivors include her husband, Roosevelt Osborne; children Pfc. Christopher Osborne of Fort Campbell, Ky., and Deana T. Osborne of Fort Lauderdale; father, Bennie Northern Sr. of Fort Valley; brothers the Rev. Dr. P. James Jackson Jr. of West Palm Beach, Fla., Walter Northern of Key West, Fla., and Bennie Northern Jr. of Columbus; and a grandchild.

The family will be at 209 Allen St., Fort Valley. C.J. Edwards Funeral Home, Fort Valley, has charge of arrangements. 
 

Marion Patton 
 

Services for Marion W. Patton will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Hart's Mortuary with burial in Macon Memorial Park. Patton died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001. He was in the real state business for more than 50 years and was past president of the Macon Board of Realtors. He became Macon's first legally certified appraiser and taught appraisal evening classes at Dudley Hughes. He was first associated with Willingham Realty and formed two real estate companies, Patton-Holleman Realty Co. and Patton-Alexander Realty Co. He and his brother, Joe Patton, were the founders of Allfarm Realty in Gray. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a radio and radar instructor. He was a charter member of DayStar Church of God, where he served on the pastor's advisory council.

Survivors include his wife, Merle Patton; children Richard Patton and Cliff Patton, both of Macon, and Mike Martin of Albany; sister and brothers Marianna Walker and George Patton, both of Macon, and Joe Patton of Gray; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from noon to service time Saturday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to DayStar Church of God, 5874 N. Wesleyan Drive, Macon 31210. 
 

Susie Prince 
 

Services for Susie Mae "Daniely" Prince will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home with burial in Springhill Baptist Church Cemetery. Prince, 76, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001. She was the daughter of the late Sylvester Daniely and Lucy Jackson. She was the widow of Jimmy Prince.

Survivors include her son Alfred Prince of Cleveland.

The family will be at 1096 Lamont St. 
 

Lehmon Rogers 
 

OLD TOWN, Fla. - Memorial services for Lehmon McGraph Rogers will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Old Town Methodist Church. Rogers, 78, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001. He was born in Dodge County, son of the late William and Addie Rogers. He was a World War II veteran, an automobile dealer, rancher in central Florida, campground manager in North Carolina and fishing guide in south Florida and Steinhatchee, Fla. He was a member of Old Town Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Harriet Knight Jones Rogers; children Sue Sumner of Belleview, Fla., and Tish Fair of Durham, N.C.; stepson Marc Jones of Palm Springs, Calif.; brother and sisters Sammie Rogers of Helena, Evelyn Helton of Irwinton, Lois Helms of Abbeville, Faustine Peacock of Macon and Virginia Thompson of Moultrie. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 13615, St. Petersburg, Fla. 33733. Watson Funeral Home in Trenton, Fla., has charge of arrangements. 
 

Jessie Rozier 
 

DUBOIS - Services for Jessie Rozier will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Mount Zion Baptist Church with burial in Hunt Cemetery. Rozier, 68, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001. Son of the late Green and Rosa Lee Powell Rozier, he worked at Middle Georgia College and was a member of Jeremiah Masonic Lodge No. 182 of Cochran. He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Frances Rozier; children Marcus Rozier of Knoxville, Tenn., Curtis Rozier, Patricia Ann Rozier, Joanne Rozier, Mary Leslie Rozier and Peggy Ann McNair, all of Dubois, Jessie Lee Rozier of Hinesville, Thomas Lee Rozier of Eastman, Florine Dupree of Ellenwood and Carolyn Eason of Decatur; sister and brother Rosa Lee Randall of Empire and Green Rozier Jr. of Macon; and 14 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Jerry Howard Funeral Home and may be contacted at the Rozier residence, Eastman Highway, Cochran. 
 

Frank Seigler 
 

SANDERSVILLE - Services for Frank Seigler will be at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Williams Catholic Church with burial in Rest Haven Cemetery. Seigler, 71, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001. He was an Army veteran and an electrician.

Survivors include his children Estella Brown of Augusta and Carrenso Thompson of Sandersville; and three grandchildren.

M.C. Smith Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

June Thornton 
 

Services for June Williams Thornton will be at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Paul's Episcopal Church with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Thornton, 85, died Wednesday, January 17, 2001. She received a bachelor's degree from Mercer University and worked to establish Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She was a homemaker and member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, where she was past altar guild directress and superintendent of Sunday School kindergarten.

Survivors include her husband, Wilfred Thornton; children June MacDonald of Clifton, Va., and Word T. Train of Macon; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. to service time Friday in the church undercroft and may be contacted at 2765 Hilandale Circle, Macon 31204. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Parkinson's Association, Suite 104, 60 Bay St., Staten Island, N.Y. 10301 or American Heart Association, Bibb County Unit, P.O. Box 2065, Macon 31203. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements. 
 

Baby Boy Usry 
 

Services for the infant son of Karen R. Usry of Macon will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Middle Georgia Memory Gardens. He died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001.

Survivors in addition to his mother include his grandparents Carolyn Grubbs and Tony G. White; and great-grandparents Juanita White and Mary Usry.

Glover Memorial Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 
 

Mack Ware 
 

Services for Mack Lendon "Boot" Ware will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Jones Brothers Eastlawn Memorial Chapel with burial in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Dry Branch. Ware, 41, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. An Army veteran, he worked at Corbin Supply Co. for more than 10 years. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Survivors include his mother, Lizzie H. Ware of Macon; and sisters and brothers Anges Lawson, Mattie Richardson, Olsen Ware, Marvin Ware, Johnnie McClain and Gladys W. Harris, all of Macon, and Georgia Dixon of Decatur.

The family will be at 3443 Finneydale Court. 
 

Emmie Williamson 
 

FORT VALLEY - Services for Emmie Louise Williamson will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Goddard Funeral Home, Reynolds, with burial in Crowell Cemetery. Williamson, 87, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001. A homemaker, she had lived in Fort Valley for the past 20 years.

Survivors include her brothers Harold E. Williamson of Michigan and Emory Millard Williamson of Perry.

The family will receive friends at 6 tonight in the funeral home. 
 

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 children Charles F. Willis Jr., Jenna Willis and Alexis Willis, all of Lizella; mother, Anne Rousseau of Lizella; and sisters and brothers Jeanne Knight of Woodbine, Joe Baxter III and Elaine Drye, both of Macon, Victor Baxter and Mark Rousseau, both of Lizella, and Bruce Baxter of Forsyth. 
 

Mary Wynn 
 

EAST DUBLIN - Services for Mary D. Wynn will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Pleasant Springs Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Wynn, 85, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001. The widow of Ulis Wynn, she was a member of Pleasant Springs Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

Survivors include her children Willie Wynn, Wendell Wynn and Donna Stone, all of Macon, Glenda Bray of Warner Robins, Claudia Mullis of Eastman and Violet Mills of Cadwell; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. 

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

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