Miscellaneous Bibb County, Georgia Obituaries

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Ann P. Benson
CORDELE - Graveside services for Ann P. Benson will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Sunnyside Cemetery. Benson, 90, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Crisp Regional Hospital. A native of Tift County, she was a homemaker. Benson was a member of Morningside Baptist Church and the widow of Esco O. Benson.

Survivors include her daughters Helen Williams of Cordele and Dotsy McGown of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; son Jack Benson of Thomasville; sister Virginia McWaters of St. Cloud, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 6 p.m. today at Hughes & Wright Funeral Home.

G.W. Black

BONAIRE - Services for G.W. Black will be at 2 p.m. today at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, Warner Robins, with burial in Sunnyside Cemetery, Cordele. Black, 73, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001. Born in Jacksonville, Fla., he was the son of the late Willie O. Black and the late Bessie May Powell. He was retired from Robins Air Force Base and was a Navy veteran.

Survivors include his son Ronnie Black of Warner Robins; brother George F. White of Cordele; sisters Susie Black and Paulene Roberson, both of Cordele; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Houston County, 2066 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins 31093. 

Lucrete A. Bonner 

BARNESVILLE - Services for Lucrete A. Bonner will be at 3 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church of Barnesville with burial in Lamar Memory Gardens. Bonner, 94, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Monroe County Hospital, Forsyth. Born in Franklin, she was the daughter of the late Gustauas Alonza Adams and the late Jena Hammond Adams. She was a homemaker and taught school in Alabama and south Georgia. Bonner lived in Barnesville for the past 66 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Barnesville, where she taught Sunday School for 52 years and was a member of the United Methodist Women. Bonner was a graduate of LaGrange College. She was the widow of Julius Wallace Bonner.

Survivors include her son Dohn Bonner of Forsyth; grandchildren Wallace Dohn Bonner Jr. and Katherine Bonner Branch; and one great-grandchild.

Haisten-Martin Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 

Betsy M. Brown 

Graveside services for Betsy M. Brown will be at 2 p.m. today in Macon Memorial Park. Brown, 73, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker, a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church and Woodmen of the World.

Survivors include her husband, A.F. Brown; children Ronga D. Miller of Marrow and Michael C. Brown of Albany, Ky.; sisters Eunice Arnold of Warner Robins, Esther Sims of Atlanta and Ogretta Skidmore of Tallapoosa; and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 4406, Macon 31208. 

Ronald Brown 

Services for Ronald Brown will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial in Macon Memorial Park. Brown, 56, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at his daughter's home after an extended illness. Born in Bibb county, he was the son of the late Elvin Clayton Brown. He was a graduate of Lanier High School and the Woodrow Wilson College of Law. Brown had worked for the Macon-Bibb Fire Department. He had retired from Eastern Airlines and the United States Postal Service. Brown had also done construction work all of his adult life. He was a Mason, a Shriner, Scottish Rite and a Baptist.

Survivors include his children Ren Foy of Tampa, Fla., Deborah Perkovich of Macon and Lynn Foster of Tucker; mother and stepfather, Sarah and Charlie Fambro of Macon; brothers Allen and Carlton Brown, both of Macon; sisters Marie Jones of Macon, Patricia McMillen of Lawrenceville, Patrice Parham of Byron, Alesia O'Reilly, Melva Harris and Susan Elliott, all of Macon; and 11 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the hospice of the donor's choice. 

Ruth Bryant 

PERRY - Services for Ruth Thames Bryant will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Watson-Hunt Funeral Home chapel with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Fort Valley. Bryant, 81, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Summerhill Nursing Home. Born in Fort Valley, she was the daughter of the late William Harmon Thames and the late Carrie Britt Thames. She had lived in Houston County for 51 years. Bryant was a homemaker and a member of Henderson Baptist Church. She was the widow of Frank Bryant.

Survivors include her daughter Janice B. Clance of Perry; sons Allen F. Bryant, Ronnie H. Bryant and Randy H. Bryant, all of Perry; sister Florrie Judd of Warner Robins; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at the home of Jimmy and Janice Clance, 103 Wellington, Perry. Memorials may be made to Children's Health Care of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, c/o Scottish Rite, P.O. Box 4505, Macon 31210, or to the donor's favorite charity. 

Joseph Busbee 

FORSYTH - Services for Joseph Samuel Busbee will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Shiloah Baptist Church, Lamar County, with burial in Monroe Hills Memorial Gardens. Busbee, 54, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at The Medical Center of Central Georgia. Born in Butler, he was the son of the late William S. Busbee and Ethel Mildred Busbee. He worked for Acousti Inc. of Macon. Busbee was an Army veteran who served in Vietnam and was a member of Shiloah Baptist Church, Lamar County.

Survivors include his wife, Kindle Busbee of Forsyth; children Joe Busbee of Lizella, Jennifer Busbee of Warner Robins, Darlene Busbee, Kodie Busbee and Ann Busbee, all of Forsyth; sisters Annette Richards and Sandra Causey, both of Warner Robins, and Elizabeth Thomas of Jonesboro; brother William Busbee of Macon; and two grandchildren.

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

Sylvan Callaway 

ELIZABETH, N.J. - Services for Sylvan Callaway will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Gardners Church of God in Christ, Oconee, with burial in Samuel Grove Baptist Church, Oconee. Callaway, 91, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in New Jersey. Born in Washington County, She was the daughter of the late Maryetta and George Merrell. Callaway attended Bay Spring Elementary School. She was the widow of Johnny Lee Darisaw and Jack Callaway. She lived in New Jersey since 1952. Callaway was a member of Mount Calvary United Church of God, where she served on the Mothers Board, Pastor's Aide Board and the Helping Hands Club.

Survivors include her children Hattie Walden of Carterel, N.J., Willie Darisaw of Newark, N.J., and Celestine Ragland of Willingboro, N.J.; sisters Lizzi Mae Bibbins of Tennille; brothers Charlie Ray of Philadelphia, Pa., and Henry Merrell of New Brunswick; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of Ras King, 3412 McCrary Drive, Macon 31211.

Glover Memorial Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 

William Cornelius 

Services for William "Po Boy" Cornelius will be at noon Tuesday at Unionville Baptist Church with burial in Stone Creek Cemetery. Cornelius died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at his home. Born in Twiggs County, he was the son of the late John and Eula Cornelius. He was educated in the Twiggs County public school system. Cornelius was affiliated with Bethlehem Baptist Church and was a construction worker.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Cornelius of Macon; children William Cornelius of Macon and Monica McCoy of Warner Robins; sister Caldonia Brooks of Macon; brothers Eddie Cornelius of Buffalo, N.Y., Nathaniel Cornelius of Macon and George Cornelius of Leesburg.

The family will receive friends at 1379 Bailey Ave.

Bentley & Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 

Helen Edge 

Services for Helen Logan Edge will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Lawrence Drive Baptist Church with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Edge, 82, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Coliseum Medical Center. Born in Coffee County, she lived most of her life in Macon. Edge was a charter member of Lawrence Drive Baptist Church and the Esther Sunday School Class. She was a member of the AARP and retired as a machinist in the engine repair room at Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins.

Survivors include her husband, Otis Edge of Macon; children Jack W. Edge Sr. of Macon; Yvonne Johnson of Gainesville, Fla., and Cary Gene Edge of Macon; brothers Calvin Logan of Adrian and Carnage Logan of San Diego, Calif.; sisters Claudia Floyd of Athens and Mary Jo Edge of Eatonton; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Crest Lawn Funeral Home. The family may be contacted at 1581 Griffin Road. Memorials may be made to Lawrence Drive Baptist Church, 5774 School Road, Macon 31216. 

Mattie Felder 

MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Mattie Porter Felder will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Flipper Chapel AME Church with burial in Bone Cemetery. Felder died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at her home after an extended illness. Born in Fort Valley, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Porter Sr. She retired after 34 years as a school teacher with the Baldwin County Board of Education. Felder was a member of Flipper Chapel AME church and had served as a member of the Prayer Team, the Women's Missionary Society, the Steward Board, the Stewardess Board, Sunday School and the Lay Organization. She was a member of the Baldwin County Chapter of the Fort Valley State College Alumni Association, United Friends of Baldwin County and the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Unite. She was also a volunteer at the Craig Nursing Center.

Survivors include her husband, Morris Felder of Milledgeville; son John Harden Jr. of Milledgeville; stepsons George Saulsberry Jr. and Richard Saulsberry, both of Milledgeville; stepdaughter Sophia Cole of Macon; brothers Cecil J. Porter of Forsyth and Clifford Porter of Milledgeville; sister Malone Rumph of Fort Valley; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Monday.

Slater's Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 

Joan Fowler 

THOMASTON - Graveside services for Joan Sara Fowler will be at 2 p.m. today in Southview Cemetery. Fowler, 58, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Upson Regional Medical Center. Born in Butts County, she was a retired seamstress with the William Carter Co. Fowler was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son Gregory F. Jarrell of Thomaston; mother, Annie Louise Maddox of Thomaston; and sister Shirley Jeanette Daniel of Thomaston.

Coggins Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 

Naomi J. Garrett 

Graveside services for Naomi J. Garrett will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Macon Memorial Park. Garrett, 82, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in a local nursing care facility. A lifelong resident of Macon, she was the widow of James Garrett and the daughter of the late Thomas and Lessie Simmons Johnson. Garrett was the founder and owner of Macon Christian Book Store. She was a member of Mikado Baptist Church, where she formerly taught Sunday School.

Survivors include her brothers Silas Johnson of Macon and John Johnson of Matthews, N.C.; sisters Barbara Bass of Macon, Mary Thomas of Musella and Martha Johnson of Roberta; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Central Georgia Chapter, Suite 201, 277 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon 31201. 

Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements. 

Rubye P. Gassett 

Graveside services for Rubye P. Gassett will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Oaklawn Cemetery, Fort Valley. Gassett, 90, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001. Born in Crawford County, she was retired from Peach County Hospital and Dr. Willis Webb's optometry clinic. Gassett was a lifelong resident of Crawford and Peach counties before moving to Macon two years ago. She was a member of Fort Valley United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her brother Wilbur Punk Avera of Thomaston; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Rooks Funeral Home in Fort Valley. 

Ralph Gilbert 

MIDLAND - Services for Ralph Guyton Gilbert will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary Macon Road Chapel, Columbus. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Ideal Cemetery, Ideal. Gilbert, 74, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at the University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, Ala. Born in Ideal, he was the son of the late Charles Otis and Lillie Dominy Gilbert. He was World War II Army veteran. Gilbert was a farmer and businessman in Macon County. In 1951 he worked as an assistant cashier with the Montezuma Banking Co. in Montezuma. He was later employed with Columbus Bank and Trust Co. from 1956 to 1986. Gilbert served as vice president after working in commercial loans, as branch manager of the south Columbus and Bibb city branches and later as a trust officer in the trust department. He built and operated Lake Pines Campground. Gilbert served as treasurer of the Marshall Junior High School PTA, was a charter member of the Muscogee Exchange Club, where he served as president, district governor and treasurer. He was a board member of the Cerebral Palsy Center. Gilbert was a member, past steward and treasurer of Midland United Methodist Church. He was a charter member and past president of the Chattahoochee Camping Club of the National Campers and Hikers Association. Gilbert was past president and a member since 1992 of Wally Byam Caravan Airstream Club International. He was serving as chairman of the standing committee of RV Parks.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Hortman Gilbert of Midland; son Andy Gilbert of Potomac, Md.; daughter Connie Baskin of Midland; brother Fred Gilbert of Ideal; sister Christine Cannon of Ideal; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. 

Thomas Hasty 

JEFFERSONVILLE - Services for Thomas "Bill" Hasty were held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Prospect United Methodist Church, Twiggs County, with burial in the church cemetery. Hasty, 62, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001. He was a lifelong resident of Twiggs County, son of the late Clinton E. Hasty. He was a computer analyst, retired from Robins Air Force Base after 33 years. He was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Martha G. Hasty; children Thomas Hasty and Melanie H. Rahn, both of Jeffersonville; mother Mamie Lee Hasty of Jeffersonville; brother and sister Howard Hasty of Jeffersonville and Annette Mason of McIntyre; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Reece Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. 

Addie Howard 

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Services for Addie Howard will be held Monday at Christian Bethel Baptist Church with burial in Cleveland. Howard, 96, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, in Cleveland. Born in Twiggs County, she was the daughter of the late Christ and Rebecca Anderson.

Survivors include her children Martha Martin, Charles Howard, Christopher Howard, Annie Easley and Hallie Chatman, all of Cleveland, Ohio, and Zessie Anderson of Detroit, Mich.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 10517 Mount View, Cleveland. 

William A. Gaines Funeral Home, Cleveland, has charge of arrangements. 

Betty Jackson 

RIDDLEVILLE - Services for Betty Faye Wommack Jackson will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ammie S. Page Memorial Baptist Church with burial in Riddleville Cemetery. Jackson, 71, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Heritage Inn after an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Elmer Wommack and the late Addie Eunice Page Wommack. She was the owner and operator of Wommack Upholstery Co. for more than 52 years. A homemaker, Jackson was a member of Ammie S. Page Memorial Baptist church and a former member of the Easter Star.

Survivors include her sons Charles Bartow Jackson of Sandersville, Robert Thomas Jackson of Greenville, S.C., James Richard Jackson and Donnie Ray Jackson, both of Riddleville; brother Robert Elmer Wommack Jr. of Eatonton; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friend from 5 to 7 p.m. today at May & Smith Funeral Home, Tennille. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Jackson, 9325 Hwy. 242, Riddleville. Memorials may be made to Ammie S. Page Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1723 Riddleville-Mount Moriah Church Road, Harrison 31035. 

Annie Lawrence 

Services for Annie Lawrence will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Hutchings Funeral Home with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Lawrence, 90, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at a local nursing home. Born in Sparta, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Mamie Porter Jones and the widow of Lewis Lawrence. She attended Warren County public schools and was a member of Union Baptist Church, Norwood. Lawrence was a domestic employee who worked for the Melba Bloodworth family for years.

Survivors include her sisters Katie M. Brinkley of Norwood and Dorothy Champion of Macon.

The family will receive friends at 3328 Mary Drive. 

Chung Kim Lee 

Services for Chung Kim Lee will be at noon Monday at Jones Brothers Eastlawn Memorial Chapel with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Lee, 48, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at her home. A native of Seoul, Korea, she was the daughter of the late Chang Buk Lee. She was educated in the Seoul Westgate Public School System and Malynd Cosmetology College. She lived in San Francisco, Calif., for more than 12 years before moving to Macon in August 2000. Lee was a professional beautician. She attended the Korean Baptist Church, Macon.

Survivors include her husband, Victor Lee of San Francisco, Calif.; and daughter Tali Gagnon of Kensington, Conn. 

The family will receive friends following the services. 

Sophronia Mauldin 

Services for Sophronia Mauldin will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Evergreen Cemetery. Mauldin, 98, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at Coliseum Hospital. Born in Tallopoosa, she was a retired educator who taught school for a number of years. Mauldin was a resident of Rosewood Nursing Home.

Glover Memorial Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 

Agnes McMichael 

JACKSON - Services for Agnes Jeannett Mask McMichael will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Sherrell Memorial Chapel of Sherrell, Wilson, Mangham Funeral Home with burial in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. McMichael, 64, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in Griffin. Born in Newton County, she was the daughter of the late S.J. Mast and the late Odessa Berry Mask. The widow of James McMichael, she was a Baptist and was retired from the KYM Co. in Jackson. McMichael was also a homemaker.

Survivors include her children Michelle Burns and Rocky McMichael, both of Jackson, and Debra Edwards of Morrow; brother Ellis Mask of Convington; sister Imogene Gardener of Covington; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

Donald Randall 

Services for Donald Randall will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Randall died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001. Son of the late John and Josephine Randall, he was retired from Robins Air Force Base and was president of Union AFDE Local No. 987. He was affiliated with Jackson Temple Holiness Church and Crisp Street Holiness Church.

Survivors include his wife, Birda J. Randall; children Patrick Randall and Kimberly Randall, both of Macon; brothers Tony Randall of Macon and Edward Randall of Decatur.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.The family may be contacted at 3727 Partridge Drive. 

Richard Randall 

COCHRAN - Services for Richard Randall will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Ward Hill Baptist Church, Dubois, with burial in the church cemetery. Randall, 38, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001. Born in Richmond County, he was the son of the late Raymond Randall and a member of Ward Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his son Mickey Randall of Cochran; mother, Rosa Lee Randall of Dubois; brothers and sisters Joyce Randall and Jimmy Randall, both of Empire; Kathy Jenkins of Atlanta, Barbara Jones of Miami, Fla., Betty Jones of Hawkinsville, Raymond Randall Jr. of Fort Valley, Lonnie Horne of Detroit, Mich., and Sherman Rozier of New Jersey; grandmother, Alma Lee Randall of Eastman; companion, Tammie Sanders of Cochran.

The body will be placed in the church one hour before services. The family may be contacted at the home of Rosa Lee Randall in Dubois. 

Friendly Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 

Anna Rusniak 

WARNER ROBINS - A memorial Mass for Anna Rusniak will be held at a later date at Transfiguration Church, Rome, N.Y. Burial of her cremated remains will be at a later date in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Taberg, N.Y. Rusniak, 90, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001. Born in Lucerne Mines, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Aneila Dolock and Charles Vencek. Rusniak lived most of her life in Rome, N.Y., and her later years in Warner Robins. A housewife, she was the widow of William Deptola and Thomas Rusniak. She attended St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Macon.

Survivors include her daughter Geraldine Taylor of Warner Robins; sons William Deptola and Donald Deptola, both of Rome, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Heritage Memorial Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. 

Ray S. Stephens 

Services for Ray S. Stephens will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Newnan. Stephens, 87, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Houston County Medical Center. Born in Heard County, he was the son of the late Alexander Hamilton Stephens and the late Annie Kate Newman Stephens. He had lived in Macon since 1989, moving from Madison. Stephens was the widower of Kate Estelle Shackelford Stephens and was a 1940 graduate of Berry College with an agricultural degree. He was a World War II Army veteran who served in the southwest Pacific theater. Stephens worked for 30 years in civil service and retired as the county supervisor with the Georgia State Department of Agriculture in Morgan, Putnam and Jasper counties. He then retired from Madison Truck & Tractor, Madison. Stephens was a member of Lawrence Drive Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Pastor's Sunday School Class. He was a member of the NARFE, Chapter 548, and was a member of Golden K Kiwanis. Stephens was a past master of Masonic lodges in legislature in Madison and commander of the American Legion in Madison.

Survivors include his sons William G. "Billy" Whatley of Rincon and Cliff Stephens of Warner Robins; daughter Frances Keene of Vidalia; sisters Frances Moore and Nina Kitt, both of Moreland; brothers B.G. Stephens of Newnan, Rayford Stephens of Macon and Edward Stephens of Orange Park, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lawrence Drive Baptist Church Missions Fund, 5774 School Road, Macon 31216. 

Elmer Teal Jr. 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Elmer Lee Teal Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Assembly of God. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery, Barnesville. Teal, 46, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, in Warner Robins. Born in Forsyth, he was a Protestant and was a retired auto body repair mechanic with Harrison's Body Shop.

Survivors include his parents, Elmer Lee Teal Sr. and Julia Ann Banks Teal, both of Warner Robins; son Brian Teal of Macon; brothers Darrell Teal of Byron and Terry Teal of Warner Robins.

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

Tommy Thomas 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Services for Tommy Lee Thomas were held Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church, Drayton community, with burial in the church cemetery. Thomas, 56, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, in Fort Lauderdale. He was born in Dooly County.

Survivors include his wife, Delores W. Thomas; children Tommy Lee Thomas Jr., Dexter Whitaker, Dedrick Whitaker, Derrick Whitaker, Washaree Jones, Laura Thomas, Frederika Harp and Alisa Sancez; sisters Ruth Smith, Mary H. Colbert, Mary L. Colbert and Vanessa Walker; brothers Arthur L. Thomas, Larry L. Thomas, Toby Thomas, Gary Thomas, Robert L. Thomas, Willie J. Thomas, Jerry Blanks and Cozzie Thomas.

J.W. Williams Funeral Home in Cordele had charge of arrangements. 

Lorraine Thorpe 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Services for Lorraine Powell Thorpe will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Hawkinsville, with burial in Pine Bloom Cemetery, Hawkinsville. Thorpe, 78, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, in Fort Lauderdale. Born in Pulaski County, she was the daughter of Matt Powell Sr. and Ada Powell. Thorpe was a former member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was the widow of Versel Thorpe Sr. She was educated in Florida and was a member of First Baptist Church Piney Grove, Fort Lauderdale.

Survivors include her children Verdelle Walker and Versel Thorpe Jr., both of Fort Lauderdale; brother Matt Powell of Cleveland, Ohio; sisters Sarah Way of Jacksonville, Fla., Ora L. Yates and Ada Laidler, both of Fort Lauderdale; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 422 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Hawkinsville. 

Powell Funeral Home in Hawkinsville has charge of arrangements. 

Tony Truett 

ELBERTON - Services for Charles Anthony "Tony" Truett will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home with burial in the Uvalda City Cemetery, Uvalda. Truett, 36, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001. Born in Fulton County, he was a member of Dewy Rose Baptist Church, an engineer with SEPA in Elberton, a member of Gideons International and a Georgia Tech alumni.

Survivors include his parents, Charles F. Truett and Loretta Thigpen Truett of Uvalda; grandparents, Green Thigpen of Uvalda and Doris Truett of Mount Vernon; wife, Connie Ellison Truett of Elberton; daughters Morgan Ellison Truett, Mary Katharine Truett and Maureen Ashton Truett, all of Elberton.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral Home. The family may be contacted at the residence, 1015 Wahatchee Creek Road, Elberton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elbert County Gideons Memorial Bible Fund. 

Ronnie L. Stewart Family Funeral Service of Vidalia has charge of local arrangements. 

Annie Turner 

Services for Annie Bell "Sannie" Turner will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Moriah Baptist Church with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Turner, 95, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at her home. A native of Eatonton, she was the daughter of the late Nebraska Bland and Narciss Mathis Bland. Turner was educated in the Jones County public schools. A Macon resident for more than 50 years, she was a member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church, where she served on the Missionary Board. Turner was a homemaker and a seamstress.

Survivors include her daughter Adell "Della" Worthy of Macon; sisters Eddie Waller and Beatrice Williams, both of Macon; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 2837 Cone Road. 

Jones Brothers Eastlawn Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements. 

Alberta N. Ussery 

LUMBER CITY - Services for Alberta N. Ussery will be at 2 p.m. today at Lowe's Funeral Home, Helena, with burial in Ussery Family Cemetery, Laurens County. Ussery, 86, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Wheeler County Hospital. A native of Laurens County, she was the daughter of the late James Ussery and Mamie Lee Purvis Ussery. She was a Baptist and a homemaker.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews. 

Henry C. Warren 

ROCHELLE - Services for Henry C. Warren will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Pitts Church of God, Pitts, with burial in Union Cemetery, Pitts. Warren, 90, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at his home. Born in Wilcox County, he was the son of the late Henry Collins Warren and Mary Jane Owens Warren. He was affiliated with Pitts Church of God and was a retired carpenter.

Survivors include his sons Durwood Warren of Rochelle, Charles Warren of Warner Robins and Collins Warren of New Orleans, La.; daughters Mary Alice Maslar of Warner Robins, Carol Walters of Cordele and Nancy Taylor Sealy of Cordele; sister Geneva Chanclor of Gibson; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Frazier and Son Funeral Home, Rochelle. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Durwood Warren, 30 Mills St., Rochelle. 

Lillie E. Willis 

FORSYTH - Services for Lillie E. Willis will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. James Baptist Church with burial in Forsyth City Cemetery. Willis, 77, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at Coliseum Medical Center, Macon. She was presiding minister and a former member of St. James Baptist Church. Willis was a member of Lizella Pentecostal Church and a member of Forsyth-Barnesville Ministers' Wives and Widows Alliance.

Survivors include her children Roy Phinazee of Macon, Tanya Gardner of Tampa, Fla. and Brenda Taylor of College Park; stepchildren Dorothy Evans and Linda Smith, both of Atlanta; sister Carolyn Mays of Forsyth; and 12 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Freeman Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services Tuesday.

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