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Hazel Bryant
EASTMAN - Services for Hazel Horn Bryant will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Southerland Funeral Chapel in Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home. A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Cemetery, Augusta. Bryant, 93, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, in Dodge County. Born in Dodge County, she lived in Richmond County most of her life before moving back to Dodge County in 1991. The widow of Hollins Bryant, she was a retired secretary for Blanche Mills, Augusta. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include her daughters Betty R. Goodwin of Martinez and Jean J. Conner of Eastman; sisters Nellie H. Carn of Augusta and Ruby H. Perkins of Belvedere, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family may be contacted at the home of Jean J. Conner, 5512 Forest Lake Road N.W., Eastman.

James Creel

EAST DUBLIN - Services for James Lester "Red" Creel will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Jefferson Street Baptist Church Chapel with burial in Dublin Memorial Gardens. Creel, 88, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001. A native of College Park, he was the son of the late Henry Creel and the late Mattie Sarah Creel. He had lived in East Dublin for many years. Creel was a World War II veteran who served in the Navy Seabees. He was retired from the city of Dublin as superintendent of the Gas Department. Creel was a member of Jefferson Street Baptist Church, the Laurens County Sportsmen's Club, the Eastern Star and was a Mason. He served on the East Dublin Zoning Board.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Creel of East Dublin; sons Bob Creel of Dublin and Jeff Creel of Houston, Texas; brothers and sisters Henry Creel of Decatur, Henrietta Kite of Marietta, Judy Feely of Smyrna, Ruby Hardage of Covington, Texas, Jack Holladay, Bennie Bowen, Ernest Jeffries, Edwin Jeffries and Verna Zicafoose.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Townsend Brothers Funeral Home, Dublin.

Mary Dawson

THOMASTON - Services for Mary Lizzie Weathers Dawson will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Spring Hill Baptist Church, the Rock, with burial in Mount Olive Cemetery. Dawson, 84, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at Thomaston Health and Rehab Center. Born and reared in Upson County, she was the daughter of the late Henry Weathers and the late Bessie Searcy. The widow of Charlie Dawson, she was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church. 

Survivors include her sons Jack Dawson and Charlie Dawson, both of Thomaston, Robert Bankston of Barnesville and Larry Dawson of Griffin; sisters and brothers Peter Vaughner of Thomaston, Thomas Weathers of Cleveland, Ohio, Gladys O'Neal of Griffin and Lola Hopkins of Atlanta; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at the home of Jack Dawson, 3356 Barnesville Highway, Upson County. Bentley's and Sons Funeral Home, Thomaston, has charge of arrangements.

Judith DeBorde

VIDALIA - Services for Judith Ann Sparks DeBorde will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tabernacle Baptist Church, with burial in Lakeview Memorial Gardens. DeBorde, 53, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Savannah. A native of Mayfield, Ky., she moved to Vidalia 13 years ago. DeBorde was a 1969 graduate of Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky., and received her master's of art degree from the University of Kentucky. She was a music teacher. DeBorde was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir and the ABC for Christ Sunday School Class.

Survivors include her husband, Donald DeBorde of Vidalia; mother, Birdie Moore Sparks of Mayfield, Ky.; sons James Daniel DeBorde of Bluefield, W.Va., and John Albert DeBorde of Vidalia; stepdaughter Anita Stokes of Spokane, Wash.; sister Shirley Spillman of Mayfield, Ky.; brothers Don Sparks and Bob Sparks, both of Mayfield, Ky.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Murchison Funeral Home.

Wilbur Dunn Jr.

SWAINSBORO - Services for Wilbur "Mac" Dunn Jr. will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Texarkana, Texas. Dunn died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at University Hospital, Augusta. Formerly of Hooks, Texas, he had lived in Swainsboro for 12 years. Dunn was a member of Hawhammock Baptist Church and plant manager of Bellcrest Homes, Millen.

Survivors include his wife, Cathy Stroud Dunn of Swainsboro; son Tommy Mac Dunn of Suwanee; daughters Karen Elizabeth Dunn and Kelsey Christine Dunn, both of Suwanee; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Dunn of Hooks, Texas; grandmothers, Thelma Montgomery and Ruby Dunn, both of Dekalb, Texas.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight at Tomlinson Funeral Home. 

Paul Irvin

HELENA - Services for Paul Edward Irvin will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lowe's Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Telfair Memorial Gardens. Irvin, 25, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A native of Telfair County, he was the son of the late Pauline Spoon Irvin. He was a computer technician and a self-employed truck driver. Irvin was president of Irvin Trucking and Produce.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, George Dewey Irvin Jr. and Janice C. Irvin of Helena; brother Dewey Irvin of Rentz; stepsisters Amy Harrelson of Helena and Jodi Harrelson of Macon; and grandmother, Melesse Spoon Sellars of Helena.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Covenant Christian Center, 3729 Highway 441 S., Dublin 31021.

G. Harold Jones

Services for G. Harold Jones will be at 11 a.m. today at Vineville United Methodist Church with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Jones, 89, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001. Born in Timberlake, N.C., he worked in the wholesale grocery business in Spartanburg, S.C., Thomasville, Albany and Macon. Jones moved to Macon in 1971. He was the widower of Eunice Jones. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club in Albany for 25 years. In Macon he earned a master gardener degree. Jones was a member of Vineville United Methodist Church and the Ed Cook Sunday School Class.

Survivors include his daughter Linda Klett of San Francisco, Calif.; and sister Clarice Foster of Charleston, S.C.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ed Cook Sunday School Class, the Music Fund or the Building Fund, c/o Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon 31204. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

Mildred C. Maloy

MILAN - Services for Mildred C. Maloy will be at 2 p.m. today at Milan Baptist Church, with burial in Milan City Cemetery. Maloy, 88, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at McRae Manor Nursing Home. A native of Boaz, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Robert L. Callan and the late Maude Williams Callan. Maloy was a graduate of Andrew College, Cuthbert, and Georgia Women's College, Milledgeville. She was a retired school teacher and a homemaker. Maloy was a member and former Sunday School teacher at Milan Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Edwin W. Maloy of Milan; children Dan Maloy, Marianne Cravey and Edwina Stapleton, all of Milan, and Nan Dukes of Kennesaw; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The body will be placed in the church one hour before services. The family may be contacted at the home of Mather and Edwina Stapleton, Telfair Line Road, Milan. Lowe's Funeral Home, Helena, has charge of arrangements.

Gregory McLin

Services for Gregory McLin will be at 1 p.m. today at the World of Faith Church with burial in Grant Cemetery. McLin, 43, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001. Born in Detroit, he was son of the late Moses McLin. He was educated in Detroit and Bibb County public schools. A Macon resident for 25 years, McLin was a self-employed electronics technician. He was a member of World of Faith Church.

Survivors include his wife, Antoinette Neal McLin of Macon; children Richard McLin, Shawn McLin, Antorius McLin, Cherdrika McLin, Gregory McLin Jr., Quintin McLin and Benjamin McLin, all of Macon; mother, Naomi McLin of Macon; sisters Gwendolyn McLin of Macon and Barbara McLin of Detroit, Mich.; and a grandchild.

The body will be placed in the church an hour before services. The family may be contacted at 376 Emery Highway, Macon. Jones Brothers Eastlawn Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.

Dewey Powell

Services for Dewey Powell will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Born in Telfair County, he was the son of the late David "Pete" Powell and the late Louella Mullis Powell. He had lived in Macon most of his life. Powell was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and had retired from Robins Air Force Base as an offset photographer. He was a member of Scottish Rite Temple and the Fort Hawkins Lodge No. 418 for more than 50 years. Powell was a World War II Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Lois C. Powell of Macon; three daughters Runae Perry of Byron, Kathy Wilcox of Macon and Patsy Bell of Charleston, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

James Prosser

DAVISBORO - Services for James Benion Prosser will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Davisboro Baptist Church with burial in Sisters Baptist Church Cemetery, Sandersville. Prosser, 80, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Washington Regional Medical Center. A native and lifelong resident of Washington County, he was the son of the late Harvey Benion Prosser and the late Mattie Bell Brooks Prosser. He was the retired owner of Prosser Grocery and a farmer. Prosser was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Sisters Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mae Smith Prosser of Davisboro; daughter Mary Anne Prosser of Davisboro; son James Benion Prosser Jr. of Davisboro; sisters Martha Barron of Homestead, Fla., and Ruenett Robinson of Dublin, Calif.; brothers Malcom Prosser and Alton Prosser, both of Sandersville; one grandson; and two great-grandsons.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at May & Smith Funeral Home, Sandersville. The family may be contacted at the Prosser residence, 1319 Peach Farm Road, Davisboro. Memorials may be made to Sisters Baptist Church.

W.O. Reece

BRADLEY - Services for William Oscar "W.O." Reece will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bradley Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Reece, 81, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at a local hospital. Born in Cherokee County, he had lived in Bradley for the past 50 years. Reece attended Cherokee County schools. He was the son of the late Q.M. and Era Mathis Reece, and widower of Voncile Glover Reece. He was a member of Bradley Baptist Church, Sincerity Lodge No. 430 and the Peace Officers Association. Reece formerly owned Reece Feed and Poultry, and worked with the Jones County Sheriff's Department for the past 28 years.

Survivors include his sons Robert N. "Butch" Reece of Bradley and Marshall Reece of El Paso, Texas; daughter Patsy Reece Hawkins of Lilburn; sister Hazel Cox of Macon; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Simpson-Childs Funeral Home, Gray, and may be contacted at the home of Butch Reece, 716 Monticello Highway, Bradley.

Susie Sapp

DOUGLAS - Services for Susie Sapp will be at 2 p.m. today at Spring Branch Baptist Church, with burial in Moody Cemetery. Sapp, 85, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Coffee Regional Medical Center. A native of Appling County, she had lived in Coffee County for the past 11 years. Sapp was a member of Spring Branch Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughters Janice Carter and Ann Sapp Braswell, both of Macon, Jackie Surrency of Douglas and Carolyn Surrency of Brunswick; sons Troy Sapp of Douglas and Roy Sapp of Uvalda; sister Billie Henderson of Columbus; brother Henry "Sport" Reynolds of Baxley; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The body will be placed in the church one hour before services. Swain Funeral Home, Baxley, has charge of arrangements.

Dr. Will Sealy

GREENVILLE, N.C. - Memorial services for Will Camp Sealy M.D. will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the auditorium of the Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Maplewood Cemetery, Greenville. Sealy, 88, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Pitt County Medical Center after a brief illness. From 1984 to October 2000, he was associated with the Mercer University School of Medicine as professor and chairman emeritus of the Department of Surgery. Sealy also served as program director of the General Surgery Residency at The Medical Center of Central Georgia from 1984 to 1991. Born in Roberta, he was educated at Emory University. Sealy's surgical training at Duke University was interrupted by a four-year stint in the Army Medical Corps, where he served as lieutenant colonel from 1942 to 1946 in the European Theater. He completed a fellowship in thoracic surgery with John Alexander at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Sealy returned to Duke University as chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery and served there until retiring in 1982. After several visiting professorships, Sealy allied himself with the Mercer University School of Medicine and served there until his final retirement in October 2000. He was a pioneer in the development of heart surgery for which he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in medicine. Sealy was certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He served as an officer of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery from 1961 to 1977. He was a member of the American Surgical Association, the Southern Surgical Association, the Society of University Surgeons, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, the Society of Vascular Surgery and the International Society of Cardiovascular Surgery.

Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Sealy of Greenville, N.C.; brother Hugh K. Sealy M.D. of Macon; sons Brian Sealy of Durham, N.C., Neil Sealy of Little Rock, Ark., Leigh Sealy of San Francisco, Calif.; daughter Marjorie Bradshaw of San Antonio, Texas; stepdaughters Jacqueline Williams and Caran Batts, both of Greenville, N.C.; and nine grandchildren.

Howerton-Bryan Funeral Home, Durham, N.C., has charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Sumner

NORRISTOWN - Services for Dorothy Gillis Sumner will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Sammons Funeral Home, Soperton, with burial in Westview Cemetery, Soperton. Sumner, 79, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Emanuel County Medical Center. Born in Treutlen County, she was the daughter of the late Lawson C. and Myrtle Mosley Gillis. The widow of Elmo Sumner, she was a member of Norristown Baptist Church. Sumner was a retired bookkeeper with the Medical Center. Dublin.

Survivors include her daughter Debby Alfonso of Adrian; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. The family may be contacted at the home of Debby and Nick Alfonso, 140 Foskey Road, Adrian.

James Thigpen

Services for James Angelus "Tutt" Thigpen will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, with entombment at Macon Memorial Park. Thigpen, 75, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at a local hospital. Born in Wheeler County, he was the son of the late Walter C. and Pansy Swain Thigpen Sr. He was a graduate of R.E. Lee Institute, Thomaston, and attended the University of Georgia. Thigpen was a member of Mabel White Memorial Baptist Church and was in the Onus Sanders Sunday School Class. He was retired from Robins Air Force Base and was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Thigpen of Macon; daughter Debbie Thigpen Miles of Douglasville; sons Mark W. Thigpen of Macon and James N. Thigpen of Kathleen; sister Bobbie Thigpen Jones of Macon; brothers Walter C. Thigpen Jr. of Macon and Oscar Jordan Thigpen of Macon; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Alex J. Vuxta

PERRY - Services for Alex J. Vuxta will be private. Vuxta, 80, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Summerhill Nursing Home. A native of Middletown, Pa., he had lived in Perry for 35 years. Vuxta was a retired civil service employee at Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins, where he worked as a catalog dispatcher. He was a member of the Perry Country Club and a Catholic. Vuxta was the widower of Pauline Vuxta.

Survivors include his sons Ronald Vuxta of Mountain View, Calif., and David Vuxta of Perry; Deanna Messersmith of York, Pa., Sharon Vuxta of Roberta and Lori Howard of Marietta.

Memorials may be made to Junior Golf, c/o Perry Country Club, P.O. Box 41, Perry 31069. Watson-Hunter Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Anna F. Walters

SWAINSBORO - Services for Anna F. Walters will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Cemetery, Augusta. Walters, 85, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Emanuel Medical Center. Born in Radford, Va., she was formerly of Augusta but had lived in Swainsboro since 1997. Walters was a beautician and a homemaker.

Survivors include her daughter Pat Meadows of Adrian; son Roy Payne of Erlanger, Ky.; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 2581 Piedmont Road N.E., P.O. Box 13589, Atlanta; or to the Emanuel County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Margaret Watkins

SANDERSVILLE - Services for Margaret Lucile Watkins will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at May and Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sandersville, with burial in Sisters Baptist Church Cemetery. Watkins, 63, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Washington County Extended Care Facility. Born in Wilkinson County, she was the daughter of the late Grady Brooks Hardie. She was retired from the J.P. Stevens Corp. as a laboratory technician and was a real estate manager of rental property. Watkins attended Sisters Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Melvin Watkins of Sandersville; sons David Watkins and Doug Watkins, both of Sandersville; stepson Danny Watkins of Tennille; mother, Carrie Hardie of McIntyre; brother Joseph D. Hardie of Gordon; two grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Watkins, Jordan Mill Road, Sandersville. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1899 Central Ave., Augusta 30904.

Eric Webster

TENNILLE - Graveside services for Eric Scott Webster will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zeta Cemetery. Webster, 39, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Washington Regional Medical Center. A native of Jacksonville, Fla., he was the son of the late Jesse Thomas Webster. He held a bachelor's degree in computer science and was a telecommunications programmer. Webster was a Catholic.

Survivors include his mother, Carmel G. Webster of Tennille; and brothers Reid Claude Webster of Sandersville and Brian Cliff Webster of Old Hickory, Tenn.

The family may be contacted at the Webster residence, 103 E. Adams St., Tennille. May & Smith Funeral Directors, Tennille, has charge of arrangements.

Rev. James Windham

ALCOA, Tenn. - Services for the Rev. James M. Windham will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Maryville, with burial in Grandview Cemetery. Windham, 86, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Colonial Hills Nursing Center. He was the son of the late William Guy and Eula Wilson Windham. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Mercer University, Macon, and received his master's degree in theology from Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Ky. Windham was twice the pastor of First Baptist Church of Maryville. He was also pastor of First Baptist Church of Thomaston, First Baptist Church of Silver Spring, Md., First Baptist Church of Adel, Oak Grove Baptist Church in Tifton and Ingleside Baptist Church in Macon. When he retired, Windham was interim pastor at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He was also a Paul Harris Fellow and a charter member of the Maryville Rotary Club. Windham was a former trustee of the Home Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Avis Windham.

Survivors include his wife, Orine "Tippie" Windham; stepson Neil McGahee of Cartersville; sister Eula Windham of Cochran; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Smith Mortuary, Maryville, Tenn. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 202 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, Tenn. 37801. 
 

BOWEN, Roger: of Macon, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
CAMERON, Donald Theodore Sr.: 78, of Macon, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at his residence. Services: 2 p.m. today, graveside, at Macon Memorial Park. Layman Harry Young will officiate. Mr. Cameron was born in Wilmington, N.C., and had lived in Macon most of his life. He was retired from Timber Lake Grocery Co., where he was a shipping foreman. He was of the Protestant faith and a member of the AARP. Survivors: his wife, Nellie Cameron of Macon, Ga.; children Thearesa Maddox of Juliette, Ga., Robin Baggarly of Eatonton, Ga., and Donald T. Cameron II of Jones County, Ga.; brother James Cameron of Columbus, Ga.; sisters Grace Beckett and Joyce Hanson, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. The family may be contacted at 297 Alexandria Drive. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

POWELL, Dewey: 77, of Macon, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens with the Masonic Rites given by the Central Georgia Masonic Memorial Association. Dr. George Palmer and the Rev. Mike Manley will officiate. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. today at Crest Lawn Funeral Home. The family may be contacted at 107 Knots Landing. Mr. Powell was born in Telfair County and had resided in Macon for most of his life. He was the son of the late David "Pete" Powell and Louella Mullis Powell. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and was a retired offset photographer at Robins Air Force Base. He was a member of Scottish Rite Temple and was a member of the Fort Hawkins Lodge #418 for over 50 years. He was a World War II Army veteran. Survivors: his wife, Lois C. Powell of Macon; three daughters Runae Perry of Byron, Kathy Wilcox of Macon and Patsy Bell of Charleston, S.C..; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

GIBSON, Oliver C.: 89, of 5240 Rivoli Drive, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001. Graveside services will be held Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Macon Memorial Park, with the Rev. Don VanHoozier officiating. The family may be contacted at the residence. Visitation: Monday from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Hart's Mortuary.

Mr. Gibson had been a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church for the past 36 years, and was a member of the choir and a soloist at the church. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Scottish Rite and a member of Mabel Lodge #255. He was retired from Seaboard Coastline after more than 30 years of service.

Survivors: Wife, Elizabeth M. Gibson of Macon; daughters LuReese Harbin of Macon and Marsha G. Skiles of Atlanta; grandchildren Clint Harbin, Dana Harbin Pettis and Lon Harbin, all of Macon, and Eric Smith of Atlanta; and two great-grandchildren. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

Services for KELLY, Margaret 76, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, in the chapel of Hart's Funeral Home, with burial at Middle Georgia Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Kelly died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, after a long illness. She retired from Warner Robins Air Force Base in 1987 after 30 years of service to the government. She was the widow of John Nelson Kelly.

Mrs. Kelly is survived by her loving children: Sons David Kelly of Macon and James Kelly of Virginia Beach, Va., and the late John Kelly; daughters Bebe Kelly of Gordon and Lutie Strife of Tampa, Fla.; brother Fred Bodkin of Uniontown, Pa.; sisters Jane Clamp and Ruth Swisher of Waynesboro, Va.; and six grandchildren, Brian, Desiree, Jake, Kelly, Sammi and Patrick.

The family will receive visitors from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Hart's Funeral Home. They can be reached at 720 Tidewater Circle, 5-B, Macon, Ga.

Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

MARSHALL, Louise N.: of Lizella, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, graveside, at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Ingleside Memorial Chapel had charge of arrangements.

BROWN, Elmer E.: 75, of Macon, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2001. Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Ingleside Memorial Chapel. Burial was in Glen Haven Cemetery. Ingleside Memorial Chapel had charge of arrangements.

REECE, William Oscar "W.O.": 81, of Bradley, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Bradley Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery in Bradley, Ga. The Rev. E.N. Swinney, the Rev. Bobby Marcauhelle and the Rev. John Haney will officiate. Mr. Reece was born in Cherokee County and had lived in Bradley for the past 50 years. Mr. Reece attended Cherokee County schools. He was the son of the late Q.M. and Era Mathis Reece and was preceded in death by his wife, Voncile Glover Reece. Mr. Reece was a member of Bradley Baptist Church, Sincerity Lodge #430 and the Peace Officers Association. He formerly owned Reece Feed and Poultry and worked with the Jones County Sheriff's Department for the past 28 years. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law Robert N. "Butch" and Linda Reece of Bradley, and Marshall and Jan Reece of El Paso, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law Patsy Reece Hawkins and Holmes Hawkins of Lilburn; one sister Hazel Cox of Macon; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday at Simpson-Childs Funeral Home and may be contacted at the home of Butch Reece, 716 Monticello Hwy., Bradley, Ga. 31032. Simpson-Childs Funeral Home 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 were held 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 officiated. Family will be at the residence, 308 Westwood Circle, Macon, GA 31206. 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, had charge of arrangements.

JONES, G. Harold: 89, of Macon, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in a local hospital. Mr. Jones was born in Timberlake, N.C., and spent a long career in the wholesale grocery business in Spartanburg, S.C., in Thomasville, Ga., Albany, Ga., and Macon. He and his wife, Eunice, moved to Macon in 1971. She predeceased him in September 1999. Mr. Jones was an active member of the Kiwanis Club in Albany for 25 years. In Macon, he earned a master gardener's degree and continued gardening up until his death. He was a member of Vineville United Methodist Church and the Ed Cook Sunday School Class. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law Linda and Robert Klett of San Francisco, Calif.; a sister Clarice Foster of Charleston, S.C.; and three nephews. Services: 11 a.m. today at Vineville United Methodist Church. Dr. William W. Oliver, Dr. Jack Key and the Rev. T.J. Lewis will officiate. The Ed Cook Sunday School Class is asked to sit as a group at the service. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, entering through the north gate. The family requests that donations be made to the Ed Cook Sunday School Class, the Music Fund or the Building Fund, c/o Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon, GA 31204. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

THIGPEN, James Angelus "Tutt": 75, of 5635 Janeru Circle, Macon, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in a local hospital. Services: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. Entombment will be at Macon Memorial Park. Visitation: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. Born in Wheeler County, he was the son of the late Walter C. and Pansy Swain Thigpen Sr. Mr. Thigpen was a graduate of R.E. Lee Institute in Thomaston, Ga., and attended the University of Georgia. He was a member of Mabel White Memorial Baptist Church and was in the Onus Sanders Sunday School Class. Mr. Thigpen was retired from Robins Air Force Base and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Survivors: his wife, Myrtle Thigpen of Macon; daughter Debbie Thigpen Miles of Douglasville; sons Mark W. Thigpen of Macon and James N. Thigpen of Kathleen; sister Bobbie Thigpen Jones of Macon; brothers Walter C. Thigpen Jr. of Macon and Oscar Jordan Thigpen of Macon; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements.

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