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Willie Colson Sr. 
 

HAWKINSVILLE - Services for Willie Frank Colson Sr. will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Hayneville Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Colson died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001. He was retired from Pena Dixie Cement Plant in Clinchfield. He was a member of Hayneville Baptist Church and AARP.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Colson; children Annette Brown of Merced, Calif., Evelyn Peel of Copperas Cove, Texas, Sherriell Colson, Debra Wright, Aubrey Colson, James Andrews and Dorothy Colson, all of Warner Robins, Ezzard Colson and Earnestine Lester, both of Atlanta, Willie Colson Jr. of Perry, Larry Colson of Hawkinsville, Donnie Colson of Lake City, Fla., Willie Colson of Macon; brother and sisters James Colson and Bernice Higgins, both of Jacksonville, Fla., Eula Jarrell of Detroit, and Dilcy Thomas and Louise King, both of Miami; 46 grandchildren; and 54 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 tonight at 283 Barrett Road. Richardson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

John Cowan 
 

SALEM, Va. - Services for John T. Cowan will be held in Salem, Va. Burial will be private. He managed operations and construction at power plants in Cardove, Alaska, Savannah, Ga., Illinois and Colombia, South America. The widower of Ruby Cowan, he was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Salem.

Survivors include his children Mary Jane Lape of Salem, Jacquelyn Fike of Bronxville, N.Y., and Peggy Ann Faulkner of Macon, Ga.; sister Adeline Berger of Lewisburg, N.C.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. box 4406, Macon 31208 or Forest Hills United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1217 Forest Hill Road, Macon 31210. 
 

Catherine Davis 
 

IRWINTON - Services for Catherine McMillian Puckett Davis will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Irwinton United Methodist Church, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Davis, 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001. She was a homemaker and member of Irwinton United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her sister Marybelle Cantrell of Milledgeville.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight in Moores Funeral Home, Milledgeville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Irwinton United Methodist Church, 104 Brookwood Drive, Irwinton 31042. 
 

Willie Davis 
 

GRAY - Services for Willie Farrell Davis will be at noon Friday in Hart's Mortuary, Macon, with burial in Haddock Baptist Church Cemetery. Davis, 67, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001. The son of the late Willie and Alma Davis, he was owner of Davis Used Car Lot.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Davis; children Michael Davis of Knoxville, Tenn., Peggy Mixter of Perry, Crystal Stovall, Joseph Gregory and Farrah Davis, all of Macon; sister and brothers Geraldine Soles of Macon, Junior Southerland of Boston and Marvin Davis of Phenix City, Ala.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in the funeral home and may be contacted at 242 Griswoldville Shortcurt Road. 
 

Joann Dolittle 
 

OGLETHORPE - Services for Joann Fulks Dolittle will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Corinth Baptist Church, Garden Valley, with burial in Felton Chapel Cemetery. Dolittle died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001. 

Survivors include her father Troy Fulks Jr.; mother Minnie Fulks of Orlando, Fla.; brothers and sister Sidney Abrams and Montoy Abrams, both of Palm Beach, Fla., and Sabrina Harris of Riviera Beach, Fla.; and grandmother Evangelist Minnie McKinzie of South Bay, Fla.

The body will be in the church at 1 p.m. Hicks and Sons Funeral Home in Reynolds has charge of arrangements. 
 

Juan Duron 
 

EASTMAN - Services for Juan M. Duron will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Southerland Funeral Chapel with burial in Parkerson Baptist Church Cemetery. Duron, 56, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001. A graduate of Laredo Junior College, he was a retired schoolbus driver in Laredo, Texas.

Survivors include his wife, Maria Diaz Duron; children Ann Duron, Juan Duron Jr., George Duron, Ricky Duron and Edna Duron, all of Eastman, and Susana Duron of Texas; brothers Marion Duron, Manuel Durona and Jesse Duron, all of Texas, and Daniel Duron of Minnesota; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. today in Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home and may be contacted at 2137 Chauncey-Dublin Highway. 
 

Florence Epps 
 

Services for Florence L. Epps will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Hart's Mortuary with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Epps died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001. She was a member of Second Baptist Church. She was the widow of Glenn Epps and was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 345.

Survivors include her children Ronnie Epps of St. Charles, Mo., and Laverne Greene of Macon; sister Margerite Wix of Griffin; eight grandchildren; 10 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 the residence. 
 

Rosalind Fitzpatrick 
 

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Services for Rosalind Benton Fitzpatrick will be at 2 p.m. today in Westview Cemetery, Monticello. Fitzpatrick died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001. She graduated from Brenau College, where she was a member of the board of trustees. She was the widow of Arch Fitzpatrick.

Survivors include her children Caro Fitzpatrick of Monticello and Ann Fitzpatrick of Versailles, Ky.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor's choice of charity. Ivy Hill Chapel in Eatonton has charge of arrangements. 
 

Thomas Gossett 
 

JULIETTE - Services for Thomas C. Gossett will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Macon Memorial Park. Gossett, 70, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001. He was born in Upson County, son of the late Joseph and Pauline Gossett. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a contractor and member of the Georgia Sheriff's Association. 

Survivors include his wife, Rachel Gossett; children Cheryl Garza of Warner Robins, and Andrew Jeffery Gossett and William Berry Gossett, both of Juliette; sisters and brothers Ruby Champion of Alma, LaFran Jackson of Forsyth, Berry Raymond Gossett of Warner Robins and Larry William Gossett of Belton, Texas; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

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

Josephine Harrell 
 

Services for Josephine Scarlata Harrell will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home with entombment in the mausoleum. Harrell, 83, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001. She was born in Sicily, Italy, and was owner and operator of a beauty salon for several years. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the Women's Guild.

Survivors include her husband, Fred Edwin Harrell; and sister Mary Scarlata Phillips of Aberdeen, Md.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in the funeral home and may be contacted at 300 Foxcroft Lane, Macon 31220. Floral tributes will be accepted at the funeral home. 
 

James Harvey 
 

CONYERS - Services for James Nesbitt Harvey will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Jordan Funeral Home, Monticello, with burial in West View Cemetery. Harvey, 86, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001. He worked for a car dealership and was retired from Tingue Brown Co. He was a member and elder of the Presbyterian Church of Conyers and former member of Monticello Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sara Smith Harvey.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 today in the funeral home. 
 

Alice Home 
 

SWAINSBORO - Services for Alice Home will be at 4 p.m. Friday in Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary with burial in Swainsboro City Cemetery. Home, 81, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001. She was retired from Keller Industries and was a member of Nunez Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Joan Poythress, Jeff Home and Johnny Home, all of Swainsboro, Joyce Bosch of Beaumont, Texas, and Buddy Home of Statesboro; stepson Luke Home of Baltimore; sister Mary Thomas and brother Willie Leggett, both of Baxley; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice. 
 

Thomas Hooks III 
 

AMERICUS - Services for Thomas Bardin Hooks III will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Oak Grove Cemetery. Hooks, 86, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001. A World War II veteran, he was the retired owner of The Hooks Agency Inc. He was past president of the Americus-Sumter County Chamber of Commerce, former chairman of the Payroll Development Authority, served for more than 50 years on the Americus-Sumter Recreation Authority, served 50 years on the Sumter County Welfare Board and chaired the board for 28 years, was a charter member of the Sumter County Airport Commission and was a member of the Americus Rotary Club since 1937. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Americus. He was a member of John D. Mathis American Legion Post and was a finalist on the 1932 U.S. Olympic Diving Team. He was the widower of Rose Mary Fay.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Young Hooks; children Sen. George B. Hooks, R. Joseph Hooks, Christopher F. Hooks, all of Americus, Thomas B. Hooks IV of Atlanta; and five grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 402 Valley Drive. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 221 S. Lee St., Americus 31709 or Sumter Historic Trust, P.O. Box 961, Americus 31709. Hancock Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Emma Howell 
 

THOMASTON - Services for Emma Francis Atwater Howell will be at 2 p.m. today in Welcome Grove Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Howell, 79, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001. She was a housekeeper at Upson Regional Medical Center and was a member of Welcome Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Shirley Howell, Mildred Grantling and Johnny Howell, all of Thomaston, and George Howell, Willie Howell and Mary Alexander, all of Atlanta; brothers Jessie Atwater and Samuel Atwater, both of Thomaston, and Jimmy Atwater of Camden, N.J.; 29 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 1918 U.S. 19 North. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home, Thomaston, has charge of arrangements. 
 

Lawrence Maddox 
 

KITE - Services for Lawrence Maddox will be at 2 p.m. today in Hendley, Rountree and Powell Funeral Home, Swainsboro, with burial in Sardis Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Maddox, 76, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a retired commercial fisherman. He attended Sardis Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include his children Donna Matteson of Englewood, Fla., Brenda Schmidt and Patsy Bennett, both of Deltona, Fla., Ellen Vaughn of Gainesville, Fla., Janie Benning of Fort Myers, Fla., Flora Fulmer and John T. Bennett, both of Atlanta, Frank Bennett of Winter Springs, Fla., Janet Emmons of Florida and Joyce McGarry; brother John Maddox of Wauchula, Fla.; 22 grandchildren ;and several great-grandchildren. 
 

Claude Moore Sr. 
 

LANCING, Tenn. - Claude Wesley Moore Sr. died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001. 

Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Epps Moore; children Claude Moore Jr. of Seymour, Tenn., William Moore of Southlake, Texas, Deborah Matthews of Byron, Martha Woolley of Fort Worth, Texas, Jane Jenkins of Bean Station, Tenn., Nancy Burress of Warner Robins, Brenda Smith of Kingston, Tenn., and Sharon Buchanan of Atlanta; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg, Tenn. 
 

Mollie Moultrie 
 

FITZGERALD - Services for Mollie Darby Moultrie will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Paulk Funeral Home with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Moultrie, 81, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001. She attended Florida State Teachers College and graduated from Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn. She was a homemaker, former teacher and librarian in Georgia and Alabama. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. James Moultrie; children Jimmy Moultrie of Fitzgerald and Sherry Birger of Hixson, Tenn.; sister Lois Patrick of St. Petersburg, Fla.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, Good Samaritan Fund, Fitzgerald, or Magnolia Manor, Americus. 
 

Evalina Parks 
 

Services for Evalina Parks will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Center Hill Baptist Church with burial in Bloomfield Baptist Church Cemetery. Parks, 53, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001. She attended Mercer University and Macon College and worked at The Medical Center of Central Georgia for 14 years and Columbia Coliseum for 14 years as a surgical nurse. She was a member of Center Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Antoinette D. Parks of Macon and Jack Parks Jr. of Smyrna, Tenn.; sister Geraldine Waller of Macon; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home and may be contacted at 4972 John Kennedy Drive. 
 

Joseph Pettis 
 

Services for Joseph Franklin Pettis will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Crest Lawn Funeral Home with burial in Mount Zion Church Cemetery, Twiggs County. Pettis, 74, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001. He was retired from Borden Dairy Co. and was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Ida Mae Pettis; children Michael Pettis and Ruth Ann Pettis, both of Macon; brother Eddie Pettis of Danville and sister Louise Davidson of Ivey.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in the funeral home and may be contacted at 3827 Rice Mill Road. Memorials may be made to United Hospice of Macon, 2484 Ingleside Ave., Building B, Macon 31204. 
 

Henry Pullum 
 

AMERICUS - Services for Henry Pullum will be at 11 a.m. today in Mount Olive Baptist Church, Sumter County, with burial in Andersonville National Cemetery. Pullum, 71, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001. 

Survivors include his children William Pullum of Albany and Doris Cruz of Newark, N.J.; brother Eldridge Pullum of Americus; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Barnum Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Robert Raines 
 

IDEAL - Services for Robert Nathan Raines will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Travelers Home Baptist Church with burial in Lebanon Cemetery. Raines, 46, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001. He attended Travelers Home Baptist Church.

Survivors include his children Demario Mathis of College Park and Robert Mathis of Huntsville, Ala.; mother, Willie Faye Raines of Ideal; and sisters Rosa Mae Jones of Roberta, Annie Phillips and Agnes Walker, both of Americus, and Ilene Raines and Eloise Raines, both of Ideal.

Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel has charge of arrangements. 
 

Martha Reagin 
 

EASTMAN - Services for Martha Hardman Reagin will be at 2 p.m. today in Southerland Funeral Chapel with entombment in Orphans Cemetery. Reagin, 91, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001. The widow of Lloyd Reagin, she was a homemaker and member of Eastman First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her daughter Ann Stuckey of Eastman; sister Pauline Hardman of Covington and brother Henry Hardman of Elberton; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 2523 Cochran Highway. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Orphans Cemetery Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 4411, Eastman. Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Mrs. Rochester Stephens 
 

MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Mrs. Rochester Stephens will be at 3 p.m. today in Slater's Funeral Home with burial in West View Cemetery. Stephens died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Survivors include her cousins Thelma Parks of Milledgeville, Vogue Davis of Cleveland and Sophonia Staten of Macon; and stepsister Viola Grable of Devereux.

The family may be contacted at 1149 W. Montgomery St. 
 

Henry Thomas Sr. 
 

JEFFERSONVILLE - Services for Henry Thomas Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Mount Olive Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Thomas died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001. He was retired from Bibb Manufacturing and was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Thomas; children Henry Thomas Jr., Robert Thomas and Peter Thomas, all of Macon, Mark Thomas of Cochran, Addie Hodges of Warner Robins, Ruby Johnson of Atlanta, Julia Glover, Carrie Thomas and Frances Burnette, all of Jeffersonville, and Evelyn Shine of Bonaire; sister Virginia Pauldo of Jeffersonville; stepchildren Willie Wright of Macon and Freddie Jenkins of Cochran; 46 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.

Family may be contacted at 2954 Ruark Road, Macon. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Randy Thompson 
 

CUMMING - Services for Randy Thompson will be at 11 a.m. today in McCullough Funeral Home, Warner Robins, with burial in Parkway Memorial Gardens. Thompson, 32, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001. He was a former deputy sheriff with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Department and a firefighter with the Forsyth County Fire Department. He was a member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church in Cumming and also attended Freedom Tabernacle.

Survivors include his children Nicholas Thompson, Blake Thompson and Amber Thompson, all of Cumming; father, Perry Thompson of Warner Robins; mother, Nita Thompson of Warner Robins; sisters Angie Bollinger of Cumming, and Kimberley Savage and Brandie McNeal of Warner Robins.

Memorials may be made to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, 2575 Chantilly, Atlanta 30324 or to the Southeastern Burn Foundation, 1109 Medical Center Drive, Suite 8A, Augusta 30909. 
 

James Watson Sr. 
 

Services for James Frank Watson Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Henderson Road Baptist Church with burial in Middle Georgia Memory Gardens. Watson died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001. He was retired from Atlas Van Lines after 25 years. He attended Pine Forest Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Madeline Bloodworth Watson; children Wanda Rogers of Danville, Donald Lee Chumley of North Carolina, Barbara Hughes, Teresa Bennett, Mary Wyatt and William Ronald Hattaway, all of Macon, and Eddie Joe Watson of Albany; sisters Mary Fowler and Julia Palmer of Macon; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Hart's Mortuary and may be contacted at 349 Mount Springs Church Road. 
 

Harry Welch 
 

Services for Harry C. Welch will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Welch, 73, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001. An Air Force veteran, he was a vehicle allotment technician, retired from Robins Air Force Base. He was a member of Lizella Baptist Church and Fort Hawkins Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Welch; children Tracey Dixon of Byron and Debra Smith of Macon; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in the funeral home and may be contacted at 3450 Travis Blvd., Macon 31206. Memorials may be made to Lizella Baptist Church Building Fund, 2950 S. Lizella Road, Lizella 31052. 
 

Nettie Whitehead 
 

FORSYTH - Services for Nettie Smith Whitehead will be at 2 p.m. today in Midway Baptist Church, Smarr, with burial in Midway Cemetery. Whitehead, 76, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001. She worked at S&S Cafeteria and was a member of Midway Baptist Church.

Survivors include her brother and sisters Raymond Smith of Newark, N.J., Fannie Davis and Annie Smith, both of Forsyth.

The family may be contacted at 208 Solomon St. Freeman Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Wallace Wiley 
 

HAWKINSVILLE - Services for Wallace R. Wiley will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Hawkinsville First Baptist Church with burial at 3:30 p.m. in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Sycamore. Wiley, 74, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired general insurance agent. He was a deacon, Sunday School director, teacher and lay minister. He was a member of VFW Post No. 6077.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Wiley; children Janice Baker of Valdosta and Karen Crider of Warner Robins; brothers Don Wiley of Key West, Fla., Charles Wiley of Sycamore, Eugene Wiley of Hoboken and Jim Wiley of Tifton; and four grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Clark Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hawkinsville First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 210, Hawkinsville 31036, or the Hospice of Houston County, 2066 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins 31093.
 

PETTIS, Joseph Franklin: 74, of Macon, died Jan. 24, 2001. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Crest Lawn with burial in Mount Zion Church Cemetery, Twiggs County. The Rev. Herbert Williams will officiate. Mr. Pettis was born in Twiggs County, Georgia, and had lived in Macon for the past 45 years. He was retired from Borden Dairy Co., and he was a Baptist. Survivors: wife, Ida Mae Pettis of Macon; son Michael Pettis of Macon; daughter, Ruth Ann Pettis of Macon; brother and sister Eddie Pettis of Danville and Louise Davidson of Ivey; several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to United Hospice of Macon, 2484 Ingleside Ave., Building B, Macon, GA 31204. Visitation: Thursday from 6-8 in the funeral home and may be contacted at 3827 Rice Mill Road. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

WOOD, Lila Mae Ussery: 79, of Macon, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, in a local hospital. Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Riverside Cemetery. Mrs. Wood was born in Laurens County, Ga., and had lived in Macon for the past 66 years. She was retired from Bibb Mills, where she was a winder tender. She was a member of the DAV auxiliary and was a Baptist. She was daughter of the late Cleveland H. and Susie Wilder Ussery and was preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Wood, and her son, J.R. Wood. She was a member of the Flag City C.B. Club. Survivors: Children Larry G. Wood of Roberta and Sylvia Doswell of Warner Robins; brothers Jeff Ussery and Henry Ussery, both of Thomaston; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. The family may be contacted at 101 Ben Edwards Road, Kathleen 31047. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

BATCHELOR, Jessie Jewel: died Wednesday, January 24, 2001. Services have been entrusted to Hart's Mortuary and will be announced later.

BROWN, SR., Harvey Rhodes: of 777 Fair Oaks Drive, died Wednesday, January 24, 2001. Services have been entrusted to Hart's Mortuary and will be announced later.

DAVIS, Willie Farrell: 67, of 515 Fortville Road, Gray, GA, died Tuesday, January 23, 2001, in a local hospital. Services will be held Friday, January 26, 2001, at noon in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary with the Reverend David Pullen officiating. Burial will be in Haddock Baptist Church. The family may be contacted at 242 Griswoldville Shortcut Road. Visitation: Thursday from 7:00PM until 9:00PM at Hart's Mortuary. Mr. Davis was the owner of Davis Used Car Lot. He was the son of the late Willie Frank Davis and the late Alma Arlene Moore Davis. Survivors: Wife, Phyllis L. Davis of Gray; Children, Michael Farrell Davis of Knoxville, Tennessee, Peggy Marlene Mixter of Perry, Crystal Stovall of Macon, Joseph Jeremiah Gregory and Farrah Shawn Davis of Macon; Sister and brothers, Geraldine Soles of Macon, Junior Southerland of Boston, Massachusetts, and Marvin Davis of Phenix City, Alabama; Grandchildren, Tina Chastain, Joseph Chastain, Michael Davis, David Marshall Gregory, Tyler Laymon Stovall, Megan Gregory, Misty Lynn and Dylan Davis; Great-grandchildren, Kristin Chastain, Brittany Bennett, Dustin Barefoot, Keria Chastain and Donovan Chastain. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

EPPS, Florence L.: of 3386 Mary Drive, died Wednesday, January 24, 2001, in a local hospital. Services will be held Friday, January 26, 2001, at 10:30AM in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary with the Reverends Mark Johnson and Wyatte Fraiser officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the residence. Visitation: Thursday from 7:00PM until 9:00PM at Hart's Mortuary. Mrs. Epps was a member of Second Baptist Church and O.E.S. Chapter 345. She was the wife of the late Glenn Epps and the daughter of the late George Bush and the late Maggie May Bush. Survivors: Son, Ronnie Epps of St. Charles, Missouri; Daughter, Laverne Greene of Macon; Sister, Margerite Wix of Griffin, GA; 8 Grandchildren; 10 Great-Grandchildren; 8 Great-Great-Grandchildren. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

JELKS, Albert: died Wednesday, January 24, 2001. Services have been entrusted to Hart's Mortuary and will be announced later.

PETERSON, Candy Watson: 44, of 4690 Log Cabin Drive, Apt 506-1, died Sunday, January 21, 2001. Memorial services were held Wednesday, January 24, 2001, at 4:00PM in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary with the Reverend John Haney officiating. The family may be contacted at the residence. Hart's Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

WATSON, SR., James Frank: formerly of 5772 Edwina Drive, died Wednesday, January 24, 2001. Services will be held Friday, January 26, 2001, at 2:00PM at Henderson Road Baptist Church with the Reverends Wayne Pritchett and Steve McNarry officiating. Burial will be in Middle Georgia Memory Gardens. The family may be contacted at 349 Mt. Springs Church Road. Visitation: Thursday from 7:00PM until 9:00PM at Hart's Mortuary. Mr. Watson attended Pine Forest Baptist Church. He was retired from Atlas Van Lines after 25 years of service. Mr. Watson was the son of the late Samuel Byrd Watson and the late Blanche Madison Oliver. He was predeceased by his son, James Frank Watson Jr. Survivors: Wife, Madeline Bloodworth Watson of Macon; Sons, Donald Lee Chumley of North Carolina, William Ronald Hattaway of Macon and Eddie Joe Watson of Albany; Daughters, Wanda Sue Rogers of Danville, Barbara Ann Hughes, Teresa Elaine Bennett, and Mary Julia Wyatt, all of Macon; 15 Grandchildren; 8 Great-grandchildren; Sisters, Mary Ola Fowler and Julia Mae Palmer, both of Macon. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

HARRELL, Josephine Scarlata: 83, of Macon, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, in a local nursing home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Entombment will be in the chapel mausoleum of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Father Adam Szufel will officiate the memorial services. Mrs. Harrell was owner and operator of a beauty salon for many years. She was a dedicated wife who traveled extensively with her husband in his work. She was born in Sicily, Italy, and came to America when she was three years old. She was a communicant of Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Chambers Road. She was a member of the Women's Guild. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Joseph Scarlata and his wife, the late Mrs. Camilia Scarleta. Survivors include her husband, Fred Edwin Harrell of Macon, GA; sister Mary Scarlata Phillips of Aberdean, Maryland; nephews, Mr. Eddie Phillips of Orlando, Fla., and Mr. Larry Phillips of California. Floral tributes will be accepted at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home Six to Eight in the evening on Thursday. The family may be contacted at 300 Foxcroft Lane, Macon, Georgia 31220. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

HOWARD, Edgar Forest "Buddy": 74, of Forsyth, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at his residence. Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Monroe Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Andy Walton will officiate. He was a retired Trucking Transportation agent, veteran of the U.S. Navy Seabees of World War II, member and elder at Forsyth Presbyterian Church, member of American Legion Post 334, DAV, VFW Post No. 07440, member of National Seabee Veterans Association and member of C.B. Island X2. Survivors include his wife, Belle Howard of Forsyth; children Nolen Howard of Forsyth, Neal Howard of Monroe and Leigh Howard Dover of Jackson; brother, C. Robert Howard of Petersburg, Va.; seven grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. He was the son of the late Carl Reeves and Estelle Holland Howard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Forsyth Presbyterian Church, 63 N. Jackson St., Forsyth 31029. Monroe County Memorial Chapel in Forsyth has charge of arrangements.

COWAN, John T.: 92, of 422 N. Broad St., Salem, Va., died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in Salem, Va. Services will be held in Salem, Va. Burial will be private in Riverside Cemetery, Macon, GA. Visitation: 6-7 Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 4406, Macon 31208 or to Forest Hills United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1217 Forest Hill Road, Macon 31210. Mr. Cowan, born in Jassamine County, Ky., was the son of the late John Wesley and Nancy Ryley Cowan. He managed operations and construction at power plants in Cardove, Alaska, Savannah, Illinois and Medellin, Colombia, South America. The widower of Ruby Mae Thompson Cowan, Mr. Cowan retired to Clearwater, Fla., and later moved to Salem, Va. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Salem. Survivors include his daughters, Mary Jane Lape of Salem, Va., Jacquelyn Fike of Bronxville, N.Y., and Peggy Ann Faulkner of Macon; sister Adeline Berger of Lewisburg, N.C.; three grandchildren including Leslie Ann Kitchen of Danville; and a great-grandson, Elliott Tate Kitchen of Danville. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

DAVIS, Kenneth W. III: of 206 Laurel Lane, died Jan. 24, 2001. Services are incomplete. Burial: Riverside Cemetery. Family will be at the homes of mother Janet Thompson, 935-3380 and father Ken Davis II, 742-6626. Visitation: 7-9 Friday in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements.

STANOVICH, Dottie Gossett: of Juliette, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. Burial: will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the SIDS Institute, Suite 876, 6065 Roswell Road, Atlanta, Ga. 30328; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 4406, Macon, Ga. 31208. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements.

WELCH, Harry C.: 73, of Macon, died Wednesday in a local hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Family will be at the residence, 3450 Travis Blvd., Macon 31206. Visitation: 6-8 Thursday, Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund at Lizella Baptist Church, 2950 S. Lizella Road, Lizella 31052. Mr. Welch, son of the late Lionel and Ethel Bryan Welch, was a lifelong resident of Macon. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was a vehicle allotment technician retired from Robins Air Force Base and was presently employed by Economy Rent-A-Car. Mr. Welch was a member of Lizella Baptist Church and Fort Hawkins Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Jean Welch of Macon; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tracey and Tom Dixon of Byron and Debra and Joe Smith of Macon; two grandchildren, Russell Smith and Joy Lynn Smith; his brother-in-law, Tony Stevens of Juliette. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements.

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