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Antonio Armour 

SPARTA - Services for Antonio R. Armour will be at noon today in St. Mark AME Church with burial in the church cemetery. Armour, 23, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001. 

Survivors include his mother, Mary D. Armour of Sparta; and brother Vincent Dixon of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Ingram Brothers Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 
 

Joe Bailey Sr. 

GRAY - Services for Joe Bailey Sr. will be at 2 p.m. today in Hart's Mortuary with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Bailey died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001. A World War II veteran, he was a car dealer for more than 50 years. He was a member of Gideons International. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and past president of the Harris Summerville Sunday School Class.

Survivors include his wife, Jenny Bailey; children Ronnie Blalock of Macon and Joseph Bailey Jr. of Gray; sisters Mildred Bell of Amelia Island, Fla., and Frances Rivers of Atlanta; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. today until service time in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 5718, Macon 31208, or First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 682 Mulberry St., Macon 31201. 
 
 

Robert Banbury 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Robert E. Banbury will be at 2 p.m. today in McCullough Funeral Home. Burial will be private. Banbury, 61, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001. He was born in Pasadena, Calif., son of the late J.B. and Helen Sims Banbury. An Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a retired flight scheduler and was retired from the U.S. Postal Service.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Weeks Banbury; children Mike Banbury and Sandi Culberson of Perry; brother Marshall Noel of Santa Maria, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home and may be contacted at 129 Sauls BranchDrive, Perry. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, One Corporate Square, Suite 127, Atlanta 30329, or the American Heart Association, 363 Pierce Ave., Macon 31204. 
 
 

Helen Bennett 

PORT ORANGE, Fla. - Services for Helen Louise Bennett will be at 1 p.m. today in Sunnyside Cemetery. Bennett, 78, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001. She was the widow of Thomas J. Bennett. 

Survivors include her daughter Dorothy Phillips of Daytona Beach, Fla.; sister Kay Owens of Mifflintown, Pa.; and grandson Guy Phillips Jr. of Ormond Beach, Fla.

Dekle Funeral Home in Cordele has charge of arrangements. 
 
 

Philip Blanks 

GRAY - Services for Philip Blanks will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Highview Cemetery, Gray. Blanks, 83, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001. An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was a graduate of the University of Georgia, a registered forester and consultant and co-owner of B&B Pulpwood Co. He was a member of First Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, past treasurer, member of Arthur Jordan Sunday School Class and Youth Sunday School Class teacher. He was the widower of Mary Blanks.

Survivors include his children Nonnie Blanks of St. Simons Island and Lisa Horkan of Moultrie; stepson Elliot Griffin Jr. of Albany; brothers Jerry Blanks of Gray, John Blanks of Macon and Oscar Blanks of Decatur; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 tonight in Bridges Funeral Home and may be contacted at the residence on Luke Smith Road, Jones County. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Gray, P.O. Box 429, Gray 31032. 
 
 

Luella Brown 

VIENNA - Services for Luella Brown will be at 11 a.m. today in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. Brown, 85, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Vienna and Mutual Benevolent Aid Society.

Survivors include her nieces and nephews Emma Jones, Minnie Hardrick and Walter Brown, all of Vienna, Joseph Brown of St. Petersburg, Fla., Martha Medlock of Warner Robins, Bertha Paramore of Orlando, Fla., Willie Brown of Sag Harbor, N.Y., and Kenneth Brown and Hanson Brown Jr., both of Bridge Hampton, N.Y.

Alvie Coes Funeral Home in Unadilla has charge of arrangements. 
 
 

William Calhoun 

EASTMAN - Services for William George "Billy" Calhoun will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Southerland Funeral Chapel with burial in Milan City Cemetery. Calhoun, 59, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001. He was a retired logger.

Survivors include his wife, Lorell Calhoun; children Cathy Morgan of Alma and Benny Calhoun of Milan; mother, Naomi Calhoun of Milan; sisters and brothers Nancy Kimball of New Hampshire, Josie Turner of Glenwood, Sandra Curran of Cheyenne, Wyo., Glenda Manning of Byron, Brenda Calhoun of Marietta, Norman Calhoun Jr. and Jerry Calhoun, both of Omaha, Neb., Robert Calhoun and Larry Calhoun, both of Rhine, Wade Calhoun of Ruskin, Fla., John Calhoun of Dothan, Ala., and Samuel Calhoun of Lincoln, Neb.; stepchildren Karen Anderson, Marilyn Burch, Carlene Burch, Wanda Brown, Faye Bohannon, Brenda Gross, David Dowdy, Kenneth Dowdy and Ronnie Dowdy; 21 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home and may be contacted at 204 Griffin St. 
 
 

David Cohen Jr. 

SYLACAUGA, Ala. - Services for David Louis Cohen Jr. will be at 2 p.m. today in St. James Episcopal Church. David Louis Jr., 3, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001. 

Survivors include his parents David and Michelle Cohen Sr. of Sylacauga; sister Laura Cohen of Sylacauga; grandparents Louis and Kathryn Wiles of Fairhope, Ala., Arthur and Mildred Cohen of Americus; and great-grandparents Beatrice Steele and Louis and Bobbie Wiles Sr. of Fairhope.

Wolfe Funeral Home in Fairhope, Ala., has charge of arrangements. 
 
 

Rosa Colson 

Services for Rosa Mae Colson will be at 2 p.m. today in Greater New Bethel Baptist Church with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Colson, 73, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001. She was retired from Bateman Packing Co. She was a homemaker and member of Greater New Bethel Baptist Church and the mother board ministry.

Survivors include her children JoAnn Colson Green, Debra Colson, Ricky Colson and Timothy Colson, all of Macon; adopted children Dorothy Varner and Lily White of Macon; sisters and brother Thelma Ringwood and Arthur Colson, both of Macon, and Mary Preval of Tacoma, Wash.; adopted sister Emil Archer of Macon; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 462 Giles St. Hutchings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 
 

Michael Drumgold 

Services for Michael Jerome Drumgold will be at 1 p.m. Monday in St. Peter Claver Catholic Church with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Drumgold, 48, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001. A graduate of Newberry College in South Carolina, he was employed by Ocmulgee Fields as an executive housekeeper at Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express.

Survivors include his wife, Valerie Drumgold; children Brittany Drumgold of Atlanta and Michelle Drumgold of Augusta; stepdaughter Shayla Cochran of Macon; sister Charlene Cole of Detroit; and half sister Deborah Douglas of Detroit.

A rosary will be said at 6 tonight in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home and the family may be contacted at 1094 Macon Ave. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 
 

Kandi Edwards 

WARNER ROBINS - Memorial services for Kandi Edwards will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Christopher-Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be private. Edwards, 43, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001. She was born in Corona, Calif., daughter of the late Elmer and May Edwards. She worked at Happy Hour Workshop and was a member of New Life Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sisters Juanita Millett of Vista, Calif., Deborah Edwards of Bakersfield, Calif., and Julie Albright of Warner Robins.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 tonight at 513 Ashby Way. 
 
 

Dorothy Farr 

Services for Dorothy Juanita Glass Farr will be at 11 a.m. today in Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Farr, 73, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001. She was retired from Coliseum Park Hospital after working many years as a housekeeper. She was a member of Harvester Baptist Chapel in Swainsboro.

Survivors include her children Sheryl Farr Barfield and Dona Farr Washburn, both of Macon, and Gail Farr Dillard of Statesville, N.C.; sisters Hilda Glass Addleton of North Carolina, Christine Glass Ratliff of Macon and Eloise Hunnicutt of Singapore; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 1745 Rocky Creek Road, Macon. Floral tributes will be accepted at the funeral home. 
 
 

Clarence Hardison 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Clarence Darnell "Dick/Don" Hardison will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Hunt Elementary School Auditorium, Fort Valley, with burial in Goodwill Cemetery. Hardison died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001. He was a master brick mason and owner of ABC Construction Co.

Survivors include his son Angelo Hardison of Warner Robins; parents, Mazie Mathis and Andrew Mathis Sr. of Fort Valley; brothers and sisters Kenneth Hardison of Phenix City, Ala., Johnny Jones, Barbara Gilmore, Andrew Mathis Jr., Elishia Solomon, Andrea Maddox and Virginia Ford, all of Fort Valley, Daryl Hardison of Moultrie, Renee Mathis of Seattle, Raymond Mathis of Macon and Belinda Towles and Ellen Jones of Warner Robins; and companion, Rita Jones.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight in C.J. Edwards Funeral Home, Fort Valley. 
 
 

Louise Hartley 

DAVISBORO - Services for Louise Cobb Hartley will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Davisboro Baptist Church with burial in Davisboro Cemetery. Hartley, 89, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001. The widow of Hubert Hartley, she was a homemaker. She was a member of Davisboro Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Elaine Robinson and Wilhelmenia Ellingson, both of Atlanta, Grace Daughtry of Athens and Roberta Garland of Augusta; sister Mary Northington of Troy, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in May and Smith Funeral Directors, Sandersville, and may be contacted at the residence on North Main Street. Memorials may be made to Davisboro Baptist Church. 
 
 

Robert Hodges 

DUBLIN - Services for Robert Earl Hodges will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Jefferson Street Baptist Church with burial in Northview Cemetery. Hodges, 82, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001. A World War II veteran, he was a member of F&AM Lodge No. 75 for more than 50 years. He was the widower of Eloise Hodges and was a member of Jefferson Street Baptist Church and the Men's Sunday School Class.

Survivors include his wife, Betty D. Hodges; children Jerrie Hodges of Dublin, Joy Queen of Gray and June Horne of Griffin; four stepchildren; sisters Estelle Reece of Dunwoody, Juanita Carter of Bogart and Eugenia Cordero of Covington; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 tonight in Adams Funeral Home and may be contacted at the residence. 
 
 

Hazel Irvin 

DUBLIN - Services for Hazel Ann Irvin will be at 2 p.m. today in Pine Hill Christian Church, Cadwell, with burial in the church cemetery. Irvin, 34, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001. 

Survivors include her mother, Wynell Irvin of Dublin; and sister and brothers Manice Thomas, Randall Irvin, John Irvin, L.A. Irvin and Wilbur Irvin Jr., all of Dublin.

The family may be contacted at 1742 Mount Olive Road. Wyche's Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 
 

Herbert Johnson Jr. 

SANDERSVILLE - Service for Herbert Johnson Jr. will be at 1 p.m. today in St. Galilee Baptist Church with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Johnson, 48, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001. A Marine Corps veteran, he was a cable slicer. He was a member of St. Galilee Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Johnson; children Demarion Johnson, Shonda Johnson and Tametris Johnson, all of Sandersville; mother, Earnestine Johnson of Sandersville; stepson Anthony Williams; brothers and sisters Jimmie Johnson, Alvin Johnson and Troy Johnson, all of Sandersville, Ernest Johnson of Marietta, Alice Beyah and Sandra Frazier, both of Atlanta, and Gloria Beckley of West Virginia; and two grandchildren.

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

Katrean Johnson 

ALAMO - Services for Katrean Johnson will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in Alamo Chapel Baptist Church with burial in Alamo Cemetery. Johnson died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001.

Survivors include her daughter Bernice Tould of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ruth Tould of Alamo; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and 51 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight in A.L. Spaulding Funeral Home. 
 
 

Louise Marshall 

LIZELLA - Services for Louise Newberry Marshall will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Bethel Baptist Church with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Marshall, 87, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors include her children Lessie Brasher and Lois Crawey of Lizella, Lizzie Gunter of Macon and Linda Morgan of Roberta; brother Nelson Newberry of Lizella; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Ingleside Memorial Chapel, Macon. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Central Georgia, P.O. Box 6533, Macon 31208. 
 
 

Fred Sanders III 

AUGUSTA - Memorial services for Fred L. Sanders III will be at 4 p.m. today in Elliott Sons Funeral Home. Sanders died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001. He was born in Milledgeville, and had lived in Augusta for the past 37 years. He was a musician and a Methodist.

Survivors include his children Richard Sanders, Fred Sanders IV and Liz Sanders, all of Augusta, Alyssa Faye Sanders of Nashville, Tenn., and Sheryl Elaine Skelly of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sister Sue Sanders Ashmore of Macon; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2623 Washington Road, Augusta 30904. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following services. 
 
 

Horace Sanders 

DUBLIN - Services for Horace Sanders will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in St. Paul AME Church. Sanders, 81, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001. He was the founding member of Pecan Trace Men's Garden Club and was a member of St. Paul AME Church.

Survivors include his wife, Jerrie Sanders; children David Sanders, Elmer Sanders and Ann Stephens, all of New York, Barbara Thomas of Boston, and Donald Gordon of Rochester, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Dudley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 
 

Barbara Scott 

NORCROSS - Services for Barbara Jean Scott will be at 1 p.m. today in Shade Arnold Baptist Church, Montezuma. Scott, 46, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001. She was a member of Shade Arnold Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Shantal Scott and Cassandra Scott, both of Norcross; mother, Jessie Scott of Montezuma; and sisters and brothers Bernice Latson, Lawrence Latson and Henry Scott, Jr., all of Atlanta, Rosetta Bulluck of Norcross, Mary Little of Fort Valley, Carlton Scott of Warner Robins, Marilyn Mirland of Valdosta, Carolyn Barnes of Indiana, Billy Scott of Detroit and Marie James of Austell.

Meadows Mortuary in Atlanta has charge of arrangements. 
 
 

Ruthie Shepard 

DECATUR - Services for Ruthie Lee Shepard will be at 11 a.m. today in McCalvary Baptist Church, Atlanta, with burial in St. Phillip Church Cemetery, Lumpkin. Shepard, 75, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001. 

Survivors include her husband, Timothy Shepard; and brother George Walker of Ideal.

Meadows Mortuary in Atlanta has charge of arrangements. 
 
 

Hanson Smith 

GRAY - Services for Hanson Harvey Smith will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Calvary Baptist Church with burial in Forsyth City Cemetery. Smith, 80, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a carpenter foreman and life member of Carpenters Union Union No. 144. The widower of Grace Smith, he was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his children Joyce Coleman and Mike Smith, both of Macon, Barbara Leslie of Gray and Jerry Smith of Covington; sisters Leila Rickerson and Martha Hurley, both of Macon, and A.C. Hudson of Roberta; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 tonight in Bridges Funeral Home and may be contacted at 134 Jackson Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 4364 Upper River Road, Gray 31032. 
 
 

Susie Temple 

Services for Susie Temple will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Linwood Cemetery. Temple, 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001. She was the widow of Elbert Evans.

Survivors include her cousins Martha Johnson of St. Petersburg, Fla., Dr. James Lightfoot and Carrie Hill, both of Macon, and Johnnie Mae Brown, Lucinda Hunter and Willie Hunter, all of Compton, Calif.

Bentley & Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 
 

Henry Tison Jr. 

AMERICUS - Services for Henry Grady Tison Jr. will be at 4 p.m. today in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Tison, 84, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001. He was an engineer, retired from Seaboard Airline Railroad Co., and was a member of the United Transportation Union. He was a member of DeSoto Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Freddie Mae Tison; children Patsy Bowen of Metter, Dottie Cromer and Donna Potts of DeSoto; brother Thomas Tison of Savannah; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the League of the Good Samaritan, Magnolia Manor, 2001 S. Lee St., Americus 31709, or the Hospice of Americus and Sumter County, P.O. Box 1434, Americus 31709. Hancock Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 
 

Steavie Wade 

MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Steavie Johnson Wade will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Williams White Columns Funeral Home with burial in Brownwood Cemetery. Wade, 74, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001. She was a secretary, retired from Central State Hospital. She was a member of Gleaners Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Jerry Wade; and sisters and brothers Dorothy Gilman, Betty Jean McDaniel, Faye Jackson and Charles Johnson, all of Milledgeville, William Johnson Jr. of Sylacauga, Ala., and Wyman Johnson Sr. of Sandersville.

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

BLANKS, Philip: 83, of 507 Luke Smith Road, Gray, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, in a local hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Highview Cemetery, Gray. The Rev. Jay Evans will officiate. Family will be at residence on Luke Smith Road, Jones County. Visitation: 3-5 Saturday at Bridges Funeral Home, Gray. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Gray, P.O. Box 429, Gray, Georgia 31032. Mr. Blanks was born in Bibb County and had lived in Gray for the past 51 years. The son of the late Otis Lowe Blanks and Mary Norine Blanks, he was a graduate of the University of Georgia, earning his degree in forestry. While at UGA, Mr. Blanks was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. Mr. Blanks was a registered forester and was a consultant and co-owner of B&B Pulpwood Co. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army Air Corps, and was a member of American Legion Post 142. Mr. Blanks was a member and a past president of the Jones County Kiwanis Club and a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Gray, where he was a deacon, past treasurer, member of the Arthur Jordan Sunday School Class and a teacher of the Youth Sunday School Class. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Johnson Blanks. Survivors: stepson, Elliott Blake "Buzz" Griffin Jr. of Albany; daughters, Nonnie Blanks of St. Simons and Lisa Horkan of Moultrie; grandchildren, Amy Meadors Olivierri, Isis Herrin, William Patrick Horkan and Davis Blanks Horkan; great-grandson, Sawyer Graham Olivierri; brothers, Jerry Jackson Blanks, Gray, John Randolph Blanks, Macon, and Oscar Lowe Blanks, Decatur. Bridges Funeral Home in Gray has charge of arrangements.

SMITH, Hanson Harvey: 80, of Gray, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, in a Dublin hospital. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Calvary Baptist Church with burial in Forsyth City Cemetery. The Revs. Danny Mundy, James Moore and Jeremy Smith will officiate. Family will be at the residence of Barbara Leslie, 134 Jackson Ave., Gray. Visitation: 5-7 Saturday at Bridges Funeral Home, Gray. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 4364 Upper River Road, Gray, Ga. 31032. Mr. Smith was born in Monroe County, Georgia, and had lived in Gray for the past 21 years. He was the son of the late Harvey Smith and Elna Allen Smith. A veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Smith served in World War II. He was a carpenter foreman and was a life member of Carpenters Union No. 144. Mr. Smith was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Gray. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Marie Howell Smith. Survivors: daughters, Joyce Coleman, Macon, Barbara Leslie, Gray; sons, Mike Smith, Macon, Jerry Smith, Covington; sisters, Leila Rickerson, Macon, Martha Hurley, Macon, A.C. Hudson, Roberta; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Bridges Funeral Home in Gray has charge of arrangements.

PETTIS, Joseph Franklin: 74, of Macon, died Jan. 24, 2001. Services were 11 a.m. Friday in Crest Lawn with burial in Mount Zion Church Cemetery, Twiggs County. The Rev. Herbert Williams officiated. Crest Lawn Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. 

BAILEY, Joe Sr.: of 202 Hampton Hill Road, Gray, GA, died Thursday, January 25, 2001. Services will be held Saturday, January 27, 2001, at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary with the Reverends Chip Miller and Hal McNeely officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Saturday from 1:00 P.M. until time of service at Hart's Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 5718, Macon, GA 31208, or to First Presbyterian Church, Building Fund, 682 Mulberry Street, Macon, GA 31201. Mr. Bailey was a member of First Presbyterian Church and was past president of the Harris Summerville Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Gideons International. Mr. Bailey was a local car dealer for more than fifty years. He was educated in Bibb County and was a veteran of World War II. Survivors: Wife, Jenny Bailey of Gray; Sons, Ronnie Blalock of Macon and Joseph Bailey Jr. of Gray; grandchildren, Jason Blalock of Greensboro, NC, and Brian Blalock of Macon; Sisters, Mildred Bell of Amelia Island, Florida, and Frances Rivers of Atlanta; Several nieces and nephews. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

BATCHELOR, Jessie Jewel: died Wednesday, January 24, 2001, in a local hospital. Services were held Friday, January 26, 2001, at 4:00 P.M. at Lawrence Drive Baptist Church with the Reverends Ricky Brantley, Phil Bryant, and Wade Bridges officiating. Burial was in Avondale Baptist Church Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Lawrence Drive Baptist Church, 5774 School Road, Macon, GA 31216. Hart's Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

BROWN, Harvey Rhodes Sr.: of Macon died Wednesday of natural causes. Mr. Brown, son of the late Richard Hamlin and Margaret Ann Rainey Brown, was born in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1917. He grew up in Norfolk and Birmingham, Alabama. A veteran of World War II as a member of the Army Air Corps, Mr. Brown was assigned to Cochran Field, where he trained British pilots for the RAF. Following the war, he became a professional Scout Executive with the Atlanta Area Boy Scout Council. In the late forties he returned to the Macon area. He was an executive with the Macon Chamber of Commerce, and Executive Director of the Highway 41 Association. He later served as the Executive Director of the Georgia Forestry Association, where he was instrumental in helping the state of Georgia become number one in pulp and paper production in the country at that time. The last two decades of his professional career were spent as the Executive Director of the American Consulting Engineers Council of Georgia in Atlanta. During his career, he was well known among Georgia's legislative and congressional delegations, where he frequently represented the needs and concerns of these industries. He served as an honorary Lieutenant Colonel, Aide-de-Camp for every Governor of Georgia from Marvin Griffin through Zell Miller. Mr. Brown was an Eagle Scout and vigil member of the Order of the Arrow who had been continually active in the Boy Scouts of America for over 70 years. Having held almost every volunteer position in Scouting, he was currently serving as an Assistant District Commissioner with the local Boy Scout Council. Perhaps best known in the area as the long-tenured Cubmaster of Pack 23 and Scoutmaster of Ingleside Troop 5, he helped shape the lives of many present-day community leaders. In 1968, the Boy Scouts of America presented him the Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to boyhood. The Georgia Sportsmen's Federation, in cooperation with the National Wildlife Federation and Sears-Roebuck Foundation, recognized Mr. Brown's outstanding contributions to the wise use and management of the nation's natural resources by presenting him its Forest Conservation Award in 1966. Vitally active in many other community, civic, and church organizations until his death, Mr. Brown was charter president and member of the Golden-E Exchange Club of Macon, a long-time member of Riverside Golf and Country Club, treasurer of the Middle Georgia Railroad Association, treasurer of the Middle Georgia Macintosh Users Group, Director of the New River and Pocahontas Railroad, and Chairman and member of the Board of Trustees of Cherokee Heights United Methodist Church. He was a faithful member of the Sunny Morning Breakfast Club prayer meeting at Cherokee Heights. Mr. Brown is survived by his dear wife of over 59 years, Jane "Janie" Warren Williams Brown. They have two children, a daughter Linda Jane Brown Spell of Glendale, California, and a son Dr. Harvey R. Brown Jr. of Wilmore, Kentucky. He also is survived by five grandchildren, Ashley Wilbrooks Spell of Arlington, Virginia; and Harvey R. "Chip" Brown III, Candace Meri Brown, Elizabeth Ruth Brown, and Harrison Wyatt Brown, all from Wilmore, Kentucky. Funeral Services will be conducted in Hart's Mortuary Chapel Saturday, January 27, at 4:00 p.m. with the Reverends John Haney and Dan Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at Hart's from 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Saturday before the funeral. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Impact Ministries, 304 Maxey Street, Suite E, Wilmore, Kentucky 40390. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

DAVIS, Willie Farrell: 67, of 515 Fortville Road, Gray, GA, died Tuesday, January 23, 2001 in a local hospital. Services were held Friday, January 26, 2001, at noon in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary with the Reverend David Pullen officiating. Burial was in Haddock Baptist Church. The family may be contacted at 242 Griswoldville Shortcut Road. Hart's Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

EPPS, Florence L.: of 3386 Mary Drive, died Wednesday, January 24, 2001, in a local hospital. Services were held Friday, January 26, 2001, at 10:30 A.M. in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary with the Reverends Mark Johnson and Wyatte Fraiser officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the residence. Hart's Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

HARRIS, Joseph "Bill": died Thursday, January 25, 2001. Services will be held Saturday, January 27, 2001, at 11:00 A.M. at Bellevue Baptist Church with Dr. Neal Wall officiating. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park. The family may be contacted at the residence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bellevue Baptist Church, 3805 Napier Avenue, Macon, Ga 31204. Mr. Harris was a Mason and a member of Macon Lodge #5. He was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in World War II. He was retired from Robins Air Force Base. Survivors: Wife, Catherine Harris of Macon; Children, Runette Hendley of Macon and Joseph R. Harris of Albany; Grandchildren, Brett Hendley and Bart Hendley, both of Macon, and Stephanie Harris of Stockbridge; Great-Grandchildren, Blake Hendley and Brooke Hendley, both of Macon; Sisters, Thelma Harris and Jeanette Barfield, both of Macon, and Lillian Coco of Hartford, Connecticut; Several nieces and nephews. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

JELKS, Albert Augustus Jr.: Memorial services for Albert Augustus Jelks Jr. will be Saturday, January 27, 2001, at 3:00 P.M. in Christ Church. Burial will be private. Jelks, 78, died Wednesday, January 24, 2001. Son of the late Dr. Albert Jelks and the late Dr. Doris Jelks, he was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II and a lifelong member of Christ Church. A graduate of Mercer University and a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, he was a founder of the Bons Hommes. He was a retired sales representative. Survivors include his children Ellen J. Finkelstein, Adrian 0. Jelks, Albert A. Jelks, III and two grandsons, all of Atlanta, his brother Jordan 0. Jelks of Macon, and many friends. The family may be contacted at 1140 South Jackson Springs Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Christ Church Organ Fund, 538 Walnut Street, Macon, GA 31201. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

WATSON, James Frank Sr.: formerly of 5772 Edwina Drive, died Wednesday, January 24, 2001. Services were held Friday, January 26, 2001, at 2:00 P.M. at Henderson Road Baptist Church with the Reverends Wayne Pritchett and Steve McNarry officiating. Burial was in Middle Georgia Memory Gardens. The family may be contacted at 349 Mount Springs Church Road. Hart's Mortuary had charge of arrangements. 

WEAVER, Bartley S.: 85, of 4213 Trammel Avenue, died Thursday, January 25, 2001. Graveside services will be held Saturday, January 27, 2001, at 11:00 A.M. at Macon Memorial Park with the Reverend Milton Adams officiating. The family may be contacted at the residence. Mr. Weaver was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Jones County. He was owner and operator of Weaver Roofing Co. He was the son of the late Tom Weaver and the late Florence Bloodworth Weaver. Survivors: Wife, Janie Weaver of Macon; Daughter, Betty Jean Maurer of Macon; Brother-in-law, Otis Davis of Macon; 3 Grandchildren; 3 Great-grandchildren; Several nieces and nephews. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

BROWN, Elmer E.: of Macon, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2001. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Ingleside Memorial Chapel. Burial at Glen Haven Memorial. 

MARSHALL, Louise Newberry: 87, of 3719 Holley Road, Lizella, GA, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001. She was of the Baptist faith. She was a homemaker. She was born and educated in Bibb County. Survivors: daughters, Lessie Brasher of Lizella, Lois Crawey of Lizella, Lizzie Gunter of Macon and Linda Morgan of Roberta; sons-in-law, Malcom Brasher, William Crawley, Lawrence Gunter of Macon and Gene Morgan; 4 grandchildren, Marty Moncrief of Lizella, Brian Gunter of Griffin, Reggie Crawley of Perry and Tammy Moss of Byron; brother, Nelson Newberry of Lizella. Visitation: Saturday from 7-9 p.m. at Ingleside Memorial Chapel. Funeral: Sunday Jan. 28, 2001, at 2 p.m. graveside at Bethel Baptist Church. The Rev. Frank Chapman will officiate. Burial: Glen Haven Memorial. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Central Georgia, P.O. Box 6533, Macon 31208. Ingleside Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.

FARR, Dorothy Juanita Glass: 73, of Macon, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at her residence after a brief illness. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home, Macon, GA, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. She was a member of Harvester Baptist Chapel in Swainsboro, Georgia. She was retired from Coliseum Park Hospital after working many years as a housekeeper. She was a born-again Christian who was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Farr. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Raymond C. Glass and the late Mrs. Leila Victoria Dean Glass. Survivors include her daughters, Sheryl Farr Barfield of Macon, GA, Dona Farr Washburn of Macon, GA; and Mrs. Tony (Gail Farr) Dillard of Statesville, N.C.; sisters Hilda Glass Addleton of North Carolina, Christine Glass Ratliff of Macon, GA, and Mrs. Cliff (Eloise) Hunnicutt Jnr. of Republic of Singapore; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Floral tributes will be accepted at the funeral home. A visitation was held at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home on Friday evening. The family may be contacted at 1745 Rocky Creek Road in Macon, GA. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 

MATHEWS, Ann: 74, of Fort Valley, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, graveside in Oaklawn Cemetery, Fort Valley. She was a native of McCorkle, WVA. She was retired civil service from RAFB. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Valley. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. Her pear relish, strawberry preserves and cakes were legendary gifts she often shared. She welcomed each new baby in the family with one of her handmade quilts. She had a talent for gardening and loved fishing and animals (especially Hank). Most of all, she was an extraordinary person who brought adventure, comfort and joy to the lives of all who loved her so dearly. She is survived by her husband, Robert Lee Mathews Sr.; son Dr. Robert L. Mathews Jr. of Marietta, daughter-in-law, Sandi Mathews of Marietta; nieces, Carol Odom, Kaye Mathews, Frankie Powell, Tammy Hill, Pat Starkey, Billie Ann Sullivan, June Ellerbee and Jackie Yaughn; special great-niece, Vicki McMellon; nephews, Ronnie McDaniel, Grady McDaniel, Philip Mathews, Benny Mathews, Tim Mathews, Larry McMellon, David McMellon and Mike Hill; sister Pat McMellon of Byron; sister-in-law, Delta Hill; brother-in-law, Gordon Mathews. The family will receive friends Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Rooks Funeral Home in Fort Valley. The family may be contacted at 307 Pecan St., Fort Valley. Rooks Funeral Home in Fort Valley 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. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

DAVIS, Kenneth Wayne "Kenny" III: 16, of 206 Laurel Lane, Lizella, GA 31052, died Wednesday in a northeast Georgia hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at the Pio Nono Chapel of Snow's Memorial Chapels. The Rev. Carl Byrd will officiate. Burial will follow the funeral service at Riverside Cemetery, Macon, GA. Family will be at the residence of Janet and Ted Thompson, 206 Laurel Lane, Lizella, and at the residence of Kenneth Davis Jr., 2516 English Ave., Macon. Those who wish to do so may make contributions to The Children's Hospital at The Medical Center of Central Georgia, 777 Hemlock St., Macon, GA 31201. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements.

HALL, Louise G.: 76, of 2233 Rocky Creek Road, Macon, GA 31206, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at her residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Macon, GA. The Rev. Grady Mimbs will officiate. Family will be at the residence, 308 Westwood Circle, Macon, GA 31206. Visitation: 6-8 Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Parkway Baptist Church or to VistaCare Hospice, 750 Baconsfield, Suite 115, Macon 31201. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements. 

WELCH, Harry C.: 73, of Macon, died Wednesday in a local hospital. Services were 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. Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund at Lizella Baptist Church, 2950 S. Lizella Road, Lizella 31052. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, had charge of arrangements.

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