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James D. Adkins 
 

SOPERTON - Services for James D. Adkins will be at 7 tonight in the chapel of Higgs Funeral Home. Adkins, 58, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001. Born in Cabell County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Ora Warren and Anna Mae Adkins. He lived in Soperton for the past 10 years. Adkins was a Navy veteran and a retired roofer. He was of the Pentecostal faith and attended Trinity Assembly of God.

Survivors include his wife, Frances C. Adkins of Soperton; sons Jim Adkins Jr. and Brian Adkins, both of Jacksonville, Fla., and Eddie Adkins of Soperton; daughters Lori Andrews of Winchester, Ky., and Beth Adkins of Soperton; brother David Adkins of Detroit; sister Trisha Burns of Charleston, S.C.; and six grandchildren. 
 

William Askew 
 

DAVISBORO - Services for William Delmus "Bill" Askew will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Josey Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Askew, 87, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at University Hospital, Augusta. A native and lifelong resident of Washington County, he was retired from the Thiele Kaolin Co. and was a member of Josey Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah W. Askew of Davisboro; daughters Betty Elrod, Sandra Lindsey Thompson and B.J. Lord, all of Tennille, and Caroline Lindsey Phillips of Davisboro; sons William Winston Askew and Warren Lindsey, both of Davisboro, Grady Askew of Tennille and James H. Lindsey of Jacksonville, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 tonight at Smith Funeral Home, Wadley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Josey Baptist Church Building Fund. 
 

Ada W. Beckum 
 

SANDERSVILLE - Services for Ada Watkins Beckum will be at 1 p.m. today at Johnson-Grier Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be private in Brownwood Cemetery. Beckum, 85, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at the Jefferson hospital. A native of Jefferson County, she was the daughter of the late John Wesley and Effie Mae Davis Watkins. The widow of Leonard E. Beckum, she was a retired clerk and a member of the First Methodist Church of Sandersville.

Survivors include her son Bobby Beckum of Hanahan, S.C.; and grandson Greg Beckum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Methodist Home for Children and Youth, P.O. Box 2525, Macon 31203. 
 

Iris B. Bledsoe 
 

Services for Iris B. Bledsoe will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at McCullough Funeral Home, Warner Robins, with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Bledsoe, 76, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at The Medical Center of Central Georgia. Born in Woodbury, she was the daughter of the late John Washington Butler and the late Mary Irene Hutcheson Butler. She was retired from the admissions department of Coliseum Park Medical Center and had worked as a lab technician with Phillips Margarine & Mayonnaise. The widow of Jesse B. Bledsoe, she was a member of Mabel White Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter Phyllis B. Peavy of Bonaire; sisters Virginia Collins and Mary Author, both of Jacksonville, Fla., Kipling Meister of Tampa, Fla., Bobbye Wood of Gray and Phyllis Whittin of Griffin; brother R.N. Butler of Blackshear; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Shannon Peavy Knopps Scholarship Fund at Georgia Southwestern University, 800 Wheatley St., Americus 31709-9982. 
 

Virginia Bott 
 

Services for Virginia Jean F. Bott will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, with entombment in Macon Memorial Park Mausoleum. Bott, 82, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in a local hospital. Born in Rutland, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Orville and Isabelle Mills Farner. A homemaker, Bott had lived in Macon since 1969. She was a member of Bloomfield United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Busy Bees and Homemakers groups. She was the widow of Carl Bott.

Survivors include her son Ronald Bott of Roscoe, Ill.; daughter Donna Larsen of Foley, Ala.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. The family may be contacted at the residence. 
 

Ruby Breedlove 
 

CHAUNCEY - Services for Ruby Lee Burch Breedlove will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Lovely Grove Baptist Church, Eastman, with burial in Lovely Grove Cemetery, Dodge County. Breedlove, 58, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at her home. A lifelong resident of Dodge County, she was the daughter of the late William A. Burch and the late Annie Black Burch. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her companion, Arthur Harris of Chauncey; daughters Kathy R. Johnson and Barbara R. Mullis, both of Plainfield, Ruby Jo Gibson of McRae, Stephanie Godsey of Chauncey, April Godsey of Milan and Billy Jo Hulett of Jacksonville; son Joey Sheppard of Chauncey; brother Steve W. Burch of Chauncey; and 26 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home, Eastman, and may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mandel Mullis, 420 Coleman Cemetery Road, Eastman. 
 

Willie D. Bush 
 

SALUDA, S.C. - Services for Willie D. Bush will be at 3 p.m. today at Ramey Funeral Home Chapel and at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Union Baptist Church, Dublin. Burial will follow the Tuesday service in the church cemetery. Bush, 80, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at his home. Born in Laurens County, he was the son of the late Charlie Crawford and Ethel Stewart Bush. He was a retired inspector with the Naval Ordinance Plant in Dublin. Bush was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Union Baptist Church, Dublin.

Survivors include his daughter Dale Nutt of Saluda; sons Danny Bush, Charles Bush and David Bush, all of Gray; brother the Rev. Douglas Bush of Dublin; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home after the Monday service. 
 

Wade Butler Jr. 
 

RHINE - Services for Wade Butler Jr. will be at 3 p.m. today at Bethel United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Butler, 86, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Dodge County Hospital. A native and lifelong resident of Telfair County, he was the son of the late Wade Butler Sr. and the late Nora Smith Butler. The widower of Cornelia Bloodworth Butler, he was a self-employed barber. Butler was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his son Larry Butler of Rhine; daughter Bonnie Fletcher of Chester; sisters Ada Lee McDuffie of Warner Robins and Virginia Hilliard of Eastman; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Vaughn Funeral Home, McRae, has charge of arrangements. 
 

Betty Chambers 
 

Services for Betty Jane Chambers will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Hart's Mortuary. Chambers, 81, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Frank Smetts and the late Charlotte Grant Smetts. Chambers was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Nighttime Circle. She taught the R.L. Anderson Bible Class until it disbanded. Chambers was a bookkeeper at Cherokee National Life Insurance Co. She attended high school and business college in Akron, Ohio.

Survivors include her husband, Grover Chambers of Macon; daughter Lia Smith of Macon; sister Genevieve Schuster of Milledgeville; and one grandchild.

The family will receive friends one hour before services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Georgia, 2452 Spring Road, Smyrna 30080. 
 

Ralph Connell 
 

WARNER ROBINS - Graveside services for Ralph French Connell will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville. Connell, 82, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Houston Medical Center. Born in Griffin, he was the son of the late Clifton French Connell and the late Clyde Connell. He was a self-employed taxi driver and attended Southside Baptist Church. Connell was retired from the Air Force, in which he served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian Estelle Mathis Connell of Warner Robins; daughters Priscilla Eberle of Warner Robins and Brenda Telden of Connecticut; son Randy Leroy Connell; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at McCullough Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 301 Mulberry St., Suite 201, Macon 31201. 
 

Faye Dillard 
 

FITZGERALD - Services for Faye Waldrop Dillard will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Crossview Baptist Church with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Dillard, 51, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at Tift Regional Medical Center, Tifton. Born in Fayette County, Ala., she was the daughter of the late W.W. "Woody" Waldrop and the late Adel Watkins Waldrop. Dillard grew up in Ocilla before moving to Fitzgerald in 1969. She was a 1969 graduate of Irwin County High School and the widow of Gary Dillard. She was employed as a quality control supervisor at a garment factory.

Survivors include her son Dewayne Dillard of Fitzgerald; sisters Norma Gay Langdale of Ocean Springs, Miss., and Frances Craig of Gastonia, N.C.; brothers Roger Waldrop and Dwight Waldrop, both of Birmingham, Ala.; and one granddaughter.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Paulk Funeral Home, Fitzgerald. 
 

Marcus Dillard Sr. 
 

BUENA VISTA - Services for Marcus Lowe Dillard Sr. will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Watson Giddens Funeral Chapel, Ellaville, with burial in Ellaville Cemetery. Dillard, 78, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001. He was a World War II veteran and a retired farmer. Dillard was a member of the Ellaville post of the American Legion, Concord United Methodist Church and served on the Schley County Board of Education for 20 years. He also worked in the mobile home industry for several years.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Holloway Dillard; daughters Kay Mooney of Ellaville and Jan Miller of Cuthbert; sons Mark Dillard of Columbus, Starlit Dillard of Buena Vista and Dan Dillard of Union Springs, Ala.; brothers Vernon Dillard and Harold Dillard, both of Ellaville; sisters Estelle Bridges and Mavis Green, both of Ellaville, and Jeane Yarbrough of Jacksonville, Fla.; and 12 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice House of Columbus, Ga., 7020 Moon Road, Columbus 31909, or to the American Legion, Post 191, Route 1 Box 143A, Ellaville 31806. 
 

J.W. Farrell 
 

Services for J.W. "Jake" Farrell will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Hart's Mortuary with burial in Macon Memorial Park. Farrell, 77, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at his home. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and the Fellowship Sunday School Class. Farrell retired as a lieutenant with the Macon Police Department. He retired from Georgia Bank and Bank South after 22 years as head of security. Farrell was a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Police and a member of the Woodmen of the World. He was a World War II Army veteran, receiving the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Farrell was educated in Bibb County.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Farrell of Macon; son Jerry Farrell of Macon; brother Dennis Lundy of Macon; one grandson; and two great-grandsons.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. The family may be contacted at the residence. 
 
 

Alma Fortson 
 

Graveside services for Alma Jackson Fortson will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Macon Memorial Park. Fortson, 85, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at her home. Born in Dahlonega, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Alonzo and Ruth Reid Jackson. The widow of Thomas Paul Fortson, she had lived in Macon about 60 years. Fortson was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church and the Harold Beatty Sunday School Class. She was a graduate of the University of Georgia, a homemaker and an author. Fortson had worked as a home economist in Green County and had taught technical classes at Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins.

Survivors include her son David P. Fortson of Macon; daughter Jan F. Bryant of Macon; brother Lloyd Jackson of Toccoa; sisters Naomi Richardson of Montgomery, Ala., and Nina Gordon of Ashland, Ore.; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Riverside United Methodist Church, 735 Pierce Ave., Macon 31204. 
 

Stan Fox 
 

Services for Stan Fox will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Fox, 59, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001. Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., he was the son of the late Joseph Fox. He had lived in Macon for the past 12 years. Fox was formerly employed with Colonial/Earthgrain Bakery but had been a self-employed consultant. He was a member of Lizella Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Irena "Tootsie" Fox of Lizella; daughters Cassie Fox Bentley of Pine Mountain and Kellie Fox Howell of Lucedale, Miss.; mother, Ruth Fox of Chattanooga, Tenn.; brother and sisters Alice Roth of Mahwah, N.J., Anne Davis of Hixon, Tenn., and David Fox of Marietta; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Lizella Baptist Church Building Fund. 
 

Virginia B. Frost 
 

GLENWOOD - Services for Virginia B. Frost will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Soperton Church of God with burial in Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery, Wheeler County. Frost, 47, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at her home after an extended illness. Born in Laurens County, she was the daughter of the late Edward Bass. Frost was employed with Easter Seals, Dublin, and attended the Soperton Church of God.

Survivors include her husband, David Frost; son Brian Howell of Dublin; daughters Vicki Thompson and Jennifer Frost, both of Dublin; sisters Twila Scott and Skeeter Sapp, both of Dublin, and Tina Foskey of Wrightsville; brothers Greg Bass of Dublin and Glen Bass of Dudley; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Sammons Funeral Home, Soperton. The family may be contacted at the residence, Route 2, Glenwood. 
 

Major Gibson Jr. 
 

Graveside services for Major Jerome Gibson Jr., the infant son of Velma Gibson and Major Gibson Sr., both of Macon, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Evergreen Cemetery. Gibson, 5 months old, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at The Medical Center of Central Georgia. He was born in Bibb County.

Survivors other than his parents include sister Kenya Howard of Macon; grandparents, Odessa Howard, Dorothy Gibson and Clarence Gibson, all of Macon.

The family may be contacted at 3867 Log Cabin Drive, Apt. 112, Bentley & Sons Funeral Home, Macon, has charge of arrangements.
 

Bobby Gilliam 
 

CORDELE - Services for Bobby Gene Gilliam will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Dekle Funeral Home with burial in Sunnyside Cemetery. Gilliam, 54, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001. Born in Cordele, he was the son of the late Leylon Gilliam and the late Ora Jane Porter. He was employed by Crisp County Public Works.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Faye Gilliam of Cordele; son David Gilliam of Cordele; daughter Miranda Avery of Cordele; brothers Obie Harold Gilliam of Leesburg and Hershel Gilliam of Cordele; sisters Joann Powell of Vienna, Wander Sanders of Arabi and Jackie Power of Cordele; stepdaughter Angie Nix of Cordele; stepsons Allen Tedders of Petersburg, Tenn., Kevin Tedders of Cordele and Frankie Tedders of Rebecca; and nine grandchildren.

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

John O. Hall 
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for John O. Hall will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Shirley Hills Baptist Church. Burial will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Burkett Church Cemetery, West Green. Hall, 75, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at his home after an extended illness. A native of Nashville, he was the son of the late Andrew and Emma Hall. He had lived in Warner Robins since 1970. The widower of Mildred Hall, he was a civil service employee with Robins Air Force Base, retiring after 38 years. Hall was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a master Mason and a member of Myrtle Beach Lodge No. 353 and had received his 50-year pin. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, the Al Sihah Shrine Temple in Macon and Woodmen of the World. Hall was also a member of Shirley Hills Baptist Church and the Faith Sunday School.

Survivors include his son Jeffrey A. Hall of Savannah; and granddaughter Erica Grace Hall of Savannah.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight at Christopher-Smith Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Memorial Health Trust, c/o Center for Cancer Care, P.O. Box 23089, Savannah 31403-3089. 
 

Virginia Hortman 
 

ROBERTA - Graveside services for Virginia Hester Hortman will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Macon. Hortman, 67, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001. Born in Bibb County, she had lived in Crawford County for many years. Hortman was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Survivors include her companion, Earl Childers of Roberta; son H.L. "Bubba" Leverett III of Milledgeville; daughter Deborah Wainwright of Roberta; sisters Juanita McKinney and Diane McCallum, both of Lizella, and Dorothy O'Neal of Marietta; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Goddard Funeral Home. 
 

Jessie Lastinger 
 

SAVANNAH - Graveside services for Jessie Vera Merritt Lastinger will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sunnyside Cemetery, Cordele. Lastinger, 85, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Chatham Nursing Home. Born in Rome, she had lived in Savannah since 1939. She was the widow of A.C. Lastinger. She was a member of Ardsley Park Baptist Church and the Georgia Hermerocallis Society. Lastinger was a retired licensed practical nurse with Memorial Medical Health University.

Survivors include her sons David Lastinger of Atkinson and Donald Lastinger of Midway; sister Betty Williams of Cordele; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Savannah Inc., 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah 31406, or to the Alzheimer's Association. Hubert C. Baker Funeral Home-Hodgson Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements. 
 

Warren May Sr. 
 

POWDER SPRINGS - Services for Warren Eugene "Buck" May Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Southerland Funeral Chapel of Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home, Eastman, with burial in Cottondale Cemetery, Eastman. May, 68, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, in Carroll County. Born in Dodge County, he was the son of the late Warren L. May. He had lived in the Atlanta area most of his life. May was a machinist and a Navy veteran of the Korean conflict.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Ann May of Dallas; mother, Lillian Atkinson May of Lake City, Fla.; sons Stephen W. May of Atlanta, Jeffery A. May of Douglasville and Warren E. May Jr. of Dallas; sister Lavania Cowart of Valdosta; brother John H. May of Lake City, Fla.; stepson Herbert W. Vendig; stepdaughter Beverly Vendig; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

Mattie Moore 
 

OCILLA - Services for Mattie Pearl Moore will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holt Baptist Church, Irwin County, with burial in Holt Cemetery. Moore, 96, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany. Born in Dooly County, she was the daughter of the late James Oliver Standridge and the late Pearl Hughes Standridge. Moore had lived in Ocilla for the past 25 years, moving from Williston, Fla. She was a member of Holt Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Women's Missionary Union. She was the widow of Henry Moore.

Survivors include her daughter Polly G. Veal Boone of Ocilla; sisters Janie Ruth Tompkims of Salt Springs, Fla., and Joy Smith of Williston, Fla.; brother Jack P. Standridge of Williston, Fla.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Paulk Funeral Home, Ocilla. 
 

Sherion Stripling 
 

McINTYRE - Services for Sherion Mercer Stripling will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dry Branch Congregational Holiness Church with burial in the church cemetery. Stripling, 54, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in a Macon hospital. A lifelong resident of Wilkinson County, she was the daughter of the late Doris Clark Mercer. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Jackie Stripling of McIntyre; sons Jackie Stripling Jr. of McIntyre, Victor Stripling of Macon and Roger Stripling of Gordon; daughter Carol Deason of Ivey; father, Cecil Mercer of Macon; sisters Elizabeth Brooks, Sylvia Brown and Debbie Osborne, all of Macon, and Mary Lou Wentworth of Albany; and six grandchildren.

The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Tuesday. White Columns Funeral Home, Gordon, has charge of arrangements. 
 

Timothy Thompkins 
 

EATONTON - Services for Timothy Uta Thompkins will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. John AME Church with burial in East Eatonton Cemetery. Thompkins, 45, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, from a sickness resulting from a fall. A native of Jasper, he lived most of his life in Putnam County. Thompkins was employed by Central State Hospital as a nurse's technician by night and was self-employed as a brick mason by day. He was a member of St. John AME Church and a member of the Sons of the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Diane Trawick Thompkins; daughter Chiquita Thompkins of Eatonton; sons Darnell Thompkins and Tony Monday, both of Eatonton, and Gantrick Monday of Atlanta; parents, the Rev. Timothy Thompkins and Eunice Dumas Thompkins, both of Eatonton; grandparents, the Rev. J.T. Thompkins and Aquilla Thompkins, both of Eatonton; brothers Quince Thompkins, Nasser Thompkins and Patrick Thompkins Sr., all of Eatonton.

The family will receive friends at a wake service from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Hurt & Redd Funeral Home. 
 

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 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 Eppie 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. 
 

Howell L. Wood 

Services for Howell L. Wood will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Avondale Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Wood, 73, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001. Born in Hazlehurst, he was the son of the late Glynn F. Wood. A retired truck driver, Wood had lived in Macon since 1958. He was a World War II Navy veteran. Wood was a member of Avondale Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Wood of Macon; mother, Ola Bell Wood; daughters Joyce Brady of Byron and Gail W. Deaton of Hampton; sons Billy Vaughn of Eatonton, Danny E. Wood of Milledgeville and Andy B. Wood of Macon; brothers Roy Wood of Oklahoma and Jimmy Wood of Jennings, Fla.; sisters Doris Howell and Betty DeLoach, both of Claxton, Evelyn Hewett of Plattesmouth, Neb., Jean Brannen of Hazlehurst, Glenda DeLoach of Uvalda and Barbara Bridges of Dublin; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, Warner Robins.
 

EDGE, Helen Logan: 82, of Macon, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Coliseum Medical Center. Services: 1 p.m. today at Lawrence Drive Baptist Church with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Dr. Rickey Brantley, Dr. Wade Bridges and the Rev. Phil Bryant will officiate. The family may be contacted at 1581 Griffin Road. Mrs. Edge was born in Coffee County and lived in Macon most of her life. She was a charter member of Lawrence Drive Baptist Church and the Esther Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the AARP. Mrs. Edge was retired as a machinist in the engine repair room at Robins Air Force Base. Survivors: 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. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

CHAMBERS, Betty Jane: 81, of 875 Forest Lake Drive S., died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at the chapel of Hart's Mortuary with the Rev. J. R. Moreno officiating. The family may be contacted at the residence. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the funeral at Hart's Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Georgia, 2452 Spring Rd., Smyrna, GA 30080. Mrs. Chambers was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the nighttime Circle. She taught the R.L. Anderson Bible Class until is dispersed. She was a bookkeeper at Cherokee National Life Insurance Company. Mrs. Chambers was the daughter of the late Frank Smetts and the late Charlotte Grant Smetts. She attended high school and business college in Akron, Ohio. Mrs. Chambers is survived by her husband, Grover Chambers of Macon; daughter Lia Smith of Macon; grandchild, Christopher Smith of Macon; sister, Genevieve Schuster of Milledgeville; and two nephews. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

FARRELL, J.W. "Jake": 77 of 789 Nottingham Drive, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001 at his residence. Services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary with Dr. David Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park. Visitation: today, Jan. 22, 2001 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Hart's Mortuary. The family may be contacted at the residence. Mr. Farrell was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church and the Fellowship Sunday School Class. He retired as a lieutenant with the Macon Police Department. Mr. Farrell retired from Georgia Bank and Bank South after 22 years as head of security. He was a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Police and a member of the Woodmen of the World. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in World War II and received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Mr. Farrell was educated and lived in Bibb County. Mr. Farrell was preceded in death by a son, David Michael Farrell. Mr. Farrell is survived by his wife, Catherine Farrell of Macon; son and daughter-in-law Jerry and Linda Farrell of Macon; brother and sister-in-law Dennis and Donna Lundy of Macon; sister-in-law Maudie B. Farrell of Macon; brother-in-law Jimmy W. Lundy of Macon; one grandson, Scott Farrell of Warner Robins; two great-grandsons Jake Farrell and Jackson Farrell, both of Warner Robbins; several nieces and nephews. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

BROWN, Ronald: 56, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at his daughter's residence after an extended illness. Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Macon Memorial Park. The Revs. Kenny Parham and Thomas Black will officiate. Mr. Brown was born in Bibb County to Sarah Clifton Brown and the late Elvin Clayton Brown. He was a graduate of Lanier High School and the Woodrow Wilson College of Law. He had worked for the Macon-Bibb Fire Department and retired from Eastern Airlines, the United States Postal Service and had done construction work all of his adult life. Mr. Brown was a Mason, Shriner, Scottish Rite, and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his children Ren Foy of Tampa, Fla., Deborah Perkovich of Macon, Lynn Foster of Tucker and their mother, Sandra Brown of Macon; 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; 11 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Donations may be made to the hospice of the donor's choice. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

FOX, Stan: 59, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. The Rev. Doug Davis will officiate. Mr. Fox was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Ruth Fox and the late Joseph Fox. He had lived in Macon for the past 12 years. He was formerly employed with Colonial/Earthgrain Bakery, but had been a self-employed consultant and was a member of Lizella Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Irena "Tootsie" Fox of Lizella; daughters Cassie Fox Bentley of Pine Mountain and Kellie Fox Howell of Lucedale, Miss.; mother, Ruth Fox of Chattanooga, Tenn.; brother and sisters Alice Roth of Mahwah, N.J., Anne Davis of Hixon, Tenn., and David Fox of Marietta; grandchildren Austin Howell, Cody Bentley, Shelby Bentley and Christopher Howell; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lizella Baptist Church building fund. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

ROBINSON, Infant Cora Lee: died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home.

ALLEN, Lida Gibson: 83, of Macon, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in a local nursing home. Services: 2 p.m. today at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. Burial will be private for only the family in Riverside Cemetery. Dr. William L. Oliver will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. today until the time of services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon 31204. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

ANDERSON, Kathryn Jane Franklin: 84, formerly of Macon, died Jan. 17, 2001, at Ayers Nursing Home, Trenton, Fla. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Riverside Cemetery. The Rev. Mike Hickman officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Hospice, 2484 Ingleside Ave., Building B, Macon 31204. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, had charge of arrangements.

BOTT, Virginia Jean F.: 82, of 2241 Price Drive, Macon, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in a local hospital. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, with entombment in Macon Memorial Park Mausoleum. The Rev. Charles Cravey will officiate. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. today at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. The family will be at the residence. Mrs. Bott, wife of the late Carl Bott, was born in Rutland, Ill., the daughter of the late Orville and Isabelle Mills Farner. She had lived in Macon since 1969 and was a homemaker. Mrs. Bott was a member of Bloomfield United Methodist Church, where she was also a member of the Busy Bees and Homemakers groups. Survivors: her son Ronald Bott of Roscoe, Ill.; daughter Donna Larsen of Foley, Ala.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements.

COWAN, John P.: 92, of 422 N. Broad St., Salem, Va., died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in Salem, Va. Arrangements are incomplete at the time and will be announced by Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

FORTSON, Alma Jackson: 85, of 2715 Northwoods Drive, Macon, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at her residence. Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, graveside, at Macon Memorial Park. The Rev. Ronnie Culpepper will officiate. Visitation: 6-7 p.m. today at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Riverside United Methodist Church, 735 Pierce Ave., Macon 31204. Mrs. Fortson, wife of the late Thomas Paul Fortson, was born in Dahlonega, the daughter of the late Arthur Alonzo and Ruth Reid Jackson. She had lived in Macon about 60 years and was a member of Riverside United Methodist and the Harold Beatty Sunday School Class. Mrs. Fortson was a graduate of the University of Georgia and was a homemaker and an author. She had worked as a home economist in Green County and had taught technical classes at Robins Air Force Base. Survivors include her son David P. Fortson of Macon; daughter Jan F. Bryant of Macon; four grandchildren Blake Bryant, Tyler Bryant, John David Fortson and Laura Fortson, all of Macon; brother Lloyd Jackson of Toccoa; sisters Naomi Richardson of Montgomery, Ala., and Nina Gordon of Ashland, Ore.; several nieces and nephews.

GARRETT, Naomi J.: 82, of 2664 Kent Ave., Macon, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in a local nursing care facility. Services: 1:30 p.m. today, graveside, at Macon Memorial Park. Memorial contributions 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.

HOOTEN, Betty S.: 61, formerly of Macon, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Mr. Earl Land officiated. Family will be at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Ray St. John, 3688 Holly Place, Macon, GA 31216. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, had charge of arrangements.

JONES, G. Harold: 89, of Macon, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in a local hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

STANOVICH, Dottie Gossett: 40, of 92 Popes Ferry Road, Juliette, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements. 

STEPHENS, Ray S.: 87, formerly of 5835 Angela Place, Macon, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Houston County Medical Center. Services: 10 a.m. today at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. Burial will be at 3 p.m. today at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Newnan. Dr. Wade Bridges, the Rev. Jim Ross and Dr. Kenneth Keene will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lawrence Drive Baptist Church Missions Fund, 5774 School Road, Macon, GA 31216. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements.

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