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Clarence Battle 
 

Services for Clarence Leon Battle will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Jesus Mission of Love Holiness Church with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Battle, 35, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at his residence. He was born in Macon, son of the late Estella Battle. 

Survivors include his father Harris Battle Sr. of Macon; brothers and sisters Eddie Lee Battle, George Battle, Jerome Battle, Dorothy Crafter, Elizabeth Walker, Dianne Lyons, Pastor Beatrice Collier, Gloristine Williams, JoAnn Headspeth and Eula Solomon, all of Macon; and companion Patricia Evans of Warner Robins.

The family may be contacted at 740 Dixie Ave. The body will be in the church at noon. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

The Rev. Joseph H. Bridges 
 

Services for the Rev. Joseph H. Bridges will be at 11 a.m. today in Riverside Cemetery. Bridges, 83, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001. He was a minister for 33 years and served churches in Chula; Homerville; Dawson Street in Thomasville; First United Methodist Church in Bainbridge and Trinity and Waycross. He also served six years as chaplain of the Candler Hospital in Savannah and four years as district superintendent of the Dublin District until his retirement in 1975. 

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Roberts Bridges.

Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 
 

Ralph Burgamy 
 

WRIGHTSVILLE - Services for Ralph Felton Burgamy will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Burgamy died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001. He was born in Johnson County, son of the late Horace and Sally Burgamy. He was a heavy equipment operator.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Stanley Funeral Home in Wrightsville has charge of arrangements. 
 

Alice Corson 
 

JONES COUNTY - Services for Alice R. Corson will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Corson, 70, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001. The daughter of the late Jasper Callie and Margaret Moran Roberts, she was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She was the widow of Bobbie Corson.

Survivors include her children Cheryl Brickle, Cathy Purvis and Kyle Corson, all of Macon; sister Margaret Brown of Jeffersonville; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Hart's Mortuary, Macon, and may be contacted at 158 Kelly Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 804 Cherry St., Macon 31201 or American Lung Association, 2452 Spring Road, Smyrna 30080. 
 

Jimmie Daniely Jr. 
 

Services for Jimmie Lee Daniely Jr. will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Bethel CME Church with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Daniely died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001. He was born in Bibb County, son of the late Jimmie Daniely Sr. and Mary L. Hughes Daniely. He received a bachelor's degree from Fort Valley State University in 1965 and his master's from Ball State University in 1971. He was a captain in the Air Force, receiving the Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal, AF Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with one service star and Vietnam Service Medal. He was the widower of Yvonne Turner Daniely.

Survivors include his children Jimmy Daniely III of Arizona, Gary Daniely, Jacqueline Larry and Beverly Lesesnn, all of Macon; sisters Bertha Peacock and Lillie Riggins, both of Macon; companion Gloria Hike of San Diego; and 14 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home, Macon, and may be contacted at 3043 Rice Mill Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Central Georgia.
 

Selma Ferguson 
 

DESTIN, Fla. - Services for Selma Hall Ferguson were Sunday in McLaughlin Mortuary, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Burial was in Beal Memorial Cemetery. Ferguson, 87, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001. She was born in Laurens County, daughter of the late James Marion and Winnie Hall. A Berry College graduate, she taught school for 32 years in Glynn County. The widow of Wilbur Browning, she was a member of Village Baptist Church and attended Jefferson United Methodist Church. 

Survivors include her husband, Wayne B. Ferguson; children Becky Christopher of Destin and Mildred Hacke of Cumming; brother Fred Hall of Dublin; stepchildren Marvin Ferguson of Jefferson, N.C., David Ferguson of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Corothy Sims of Raleigh, N.C.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
 

Dr. Beverly Forester 
 

Services for Beverly Wood Forester M.D. will be at 11 a.m. today in Vineville United Methodist Church. Burial will be private. Forester died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in a local hospital. Born in Cairo, he was the son of the late Robert and Erma M. Forester. He was a founder of the Mercer University Medical School, raising $2.5 million for the school. He graduated from Georgia Southwestern, Auburn University, the Medical College of Georgia and the Tulane University School of Medicine. He was chairman of the State Board of the Health Department for 10 years, chairman of the Mercer University Medical School Steering Committee and founder of the Internal Medical Associates. He was a member of Idle Hour Country Club and Vineville United Methodist Church. 

Survivors include his wife, Arja Forester; children Ann Forester Head of Alabama, Judy Forester Murphy of Atlanta, Jack Forester of Macon and Mary Forester Tondee; sister Maribob Blackman of Pascagoula, Miss.; stepchildren Lauren Warren of Atlanta, Victoria Coley of Macon and Adrian Giddens of Milledgeville; and eight grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Vineville United Methodist Church Building Fund, 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon 31204. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 
 

W.S. Gibson 
 

MELBOURNE, Fla. - Services for W.S. "Pete" Gibson were held in Florida Memorial Funeral Home. Burial was in Florida Memorial Gardens. Gibson, 83, died Dec. 14, 2001. Born in Macon, he was a Navy veteran of 20 years and member of the Fleet Reserve Association. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Agnes Gibson; and brother O.C. Gibson of Macon.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 535 Cassia Blvd., Satellite Beach, Fla. 32937 or Hospice of Health First, 1900 Dairy Road, West Melbourne, Fla. 32904. 
 

William Haire 
 

GRIFFIN - Services for William Jesse Haire will be Thursday in Hinton-Turner Funeral Home, Paris, Ky. Haire, 76, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001. A world War II veteran, he was a manager, retired from Western Union in Macon. He later worked for Hughes Co. in Houma, La.

Survivors include his wife, Helen McCracken Haire; children Gwen Harrison Neidig of Aiken, S.C., and Deborah H. Hill of Griffin; and several grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, 501 W. Broad St., Griffin 30223. 
 

Nettie Harvey 
 

HATLEY - Services for Nettie Ruth Harvey will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Harvey, 64, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001. 

Survivors include her children Charles Carter of Hatley, Rufus Carter, Amos Jerome Harvey and James Carter, all of Cordele; mother Cathy M. Carter of Hatley; sisters and brother Cathy Cross and Geraldine Butts, both of Cordele, Pauline Wilcher of Worth County, Maudie Carter of New York and Henry Carter of Hatley; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

J.W. Williams Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Carl Hollingshed 
 

Services for Carl Eugene "Sugarfoot" Hollingshed will be at 3 p.m. today in St. James Church of God in Christ with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Hollingshed, 33, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001. Born in Macon, he attended Macon State College and graduated from Central Georgia Technical College with a diploma in computer information systems. He worked at Macon Discount Building Materials. He was a member of St. James Church of God in Christ, where he sang in the choir, played drums and the organ, and worked in the sound department.

Survivors include his parents Carl Edward and Marie Evelyn Hollingshed of Macon; brother and sisters Thomas Hollingshed, Cassandra Bryant and Roxanne Solomon, all of Macon; and grandmother Julia King of Macon.

The family may be contacted at 112 Starlight Drive. The body will be in the church at 1 p.m. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Willie Hollis 
 

ROBERTA - Services for Willie Mae Hollis will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Little Bethel CME Church with burial in the church cemetery. Hollis died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001. The daughter of the late Albert and Emma Howard, she worked for the Bibb County school system for many years. The widow of Johnnie Hollis, she was a member of Little Bethel CME Church.

Survivors include her sister Annie Bell Sullivan of Macon; stepchildren Johnny Hollis, Daniel Hollis, Benjamin F. Hollis and William Hollis, all of Roberta, Namion Hollis of Texas, Albert Gibson of Ohio, Louise Keesee of San Jose, Calif., and Sheryl Wells of Pittsburgh; 27 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 4506 Ga. 128, Roberta. Bentley Funeral Home in Roberta has charge of arrangements. 
 

Margaret Johns 
 

KATHLEEN - Services for Margaret Illene Dixon Johns will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in McCullough Funeral Home, Warner Robins, with burial in Parkway Memorial Gardens. Johns, 57, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001. She was born in Blackshear, daughter of the late Tom and Mildred Hodge Dixon. She was a homemaker and member of Bonaire First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Woley Johns Sr.; children Woley Johns Jr., Loretta Dore and Diane Walton, all of Kathleen; sister Nevon Bellinger of Kathleen; and four grandchildren.

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

Carolyn Joyner 
 

BYRON - Services for Carolyn S. Joyner will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in New Faith Baptist Church, Peach County, with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. Joyner, 70, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001. A lifelong Byron resident, she was a homemaker and member of New Faith Baptist Church. She was the widow of Walter Norman Joyner.

Survivors include her children Dale Joyner, Wally Joyner, Phil Joyner, Tammy Walden, Casey Joyner, Tracey Joyner, Nathan Joyner and Gaye Hollis, all of Byron, Neva Pelt of Jones County, Lisa Dent of Macon and Robin Joyner of Eatonton; sisters Nadine Bloodworth of Douglasville, Linda Deese of Byron and Judy Adkins of Macon; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Rooks Funeral Home, Byron, and may be contacted at 3962 Jordan Road, Byron. 
 

Charles Kinchen 
 

HAZLEHURST - Services for Charles Kinchen will be at 11 a.m. today in Hazlehurst City Cemetery. Kinchen died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001. He was an electrician and member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his children Julie Fowler of Hazlehurst, Bebe Wood of Atlanta, Bitsy Dyal of Brunswick; mother Weeda Kinchen of Hazlehurst; sister Billie Croft of Jekyll Island; and four grandchildren.

Miles Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Clarence Mock 
 

Services for Clarence Saxon Mock will be at 11 a.m. today in World of Faith Pentecostal Church with burial in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Mock, 53, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001. He was born in Jenkins County, son of the late Alvin J. Mock. He was a boilermaker with the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local Lodge No. 26 in Savannah. 

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Ann Dunn Mock; daughter Jennifer Renee Gay of Macon; mother Loise Saxon Arthur; stepchildren Pam Lyons, Tab Granger, David Dunlap, Georgia Meadows, Mike Dunlap and Robert Lyons; sisters Joyce Bland of Macon, Jane Harrison of Newington and Mabelene Bland of Metter; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at the residence in Twiggs County on Georgia Highway 57. Floral tributes will be accepted at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home.

Rosalie Parris 
 

AUSTELL - Services for Rosalie Parris will be at 2 p.m. today in Davis-Struempf Funeral Home with burial in Westview Cemetery. Parris, 93, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001. She was retired as director of kindergarten for First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. She also taught seminars for kindergarten teachers all over the country.

Survivors include her several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and brothers-in-law Robert Parris and William J. Parris.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. today in the funeral home. 
 

Taylor Riley 
 

Services for Taylor M. Riley will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Houston Heights Baptist Church with burial in Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville, Ky. Riley, 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001. He worked at General Motors and was retired from Wagoner Electric Co. in Cincinnati, before moving to Macon in 1983. He was a member of Houston Heights Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Riley; and sister Myrtle Riley Porter of Cincinnati.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. until service time in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Houston Heights Baptist Church, 4439 Tech Drive, Macon 31206. 
 

James Rountree 
 

TOCCOA - Services for James Coleman Rountree will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church of Toccoa with burial at 4:30 p.m. in Antioch Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Twin City. Rountree, 80, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001. Before moving to Toccoa 10 years ago, he had lived in Florida for 30 years and in Swainsboro for 40 years. An Army veteran of World War II, he was plant superintendent of the Hygeia-Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Pensacola, Fla. He retired in 1986 after 45 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church and Jess Hayes Sunday School Class.

Survivors include his wife, Iva Dean Allen Rountree; son James Edward Rountree of Lilburn; and grandchildren Shannon Rountree of Birmingham, Ala., and Christopher Rountree of Athens.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 tonight in Whitlock Mortuary. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 601 Tugalo St., Toccoa 30577. 
 

Glynda Scott 
 

REYNOLDS - Services for Glynda Scott will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Bethesda Baptist Church with burial in Little Vine Cemetery. Scott died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001. She was born in Randolph County, daughter of the late Edward and Freddie Dell Calloway Scott. She was formerly employed at Fort Wayne Restaurant in Reynolds. She was a member of Piney Grove Baptist in Cuthbert. 

Survivors include her children Marcus Scott of Moultrie and Latoya Scott of Hawkinsville; sisters and brothers Virginia Johnson, Annie Murphy, Randolf Scott and Willie James Scott, all of Cuthbert, Freddie Althea Scott of Albany, Eunice Dumas of Severn, Md., and Elidge Scott of Hawkinsville; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Hicks and Sons Funeral Home in Reynolds has charge of arrangements. 
 

Richard Shasteen 
 

GRAY - Services for Richard Shasteen will be private. Shasteen, 48, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001. Born in Madille, Okla., he attended Phoenix College and Arizona State University. He had previously worked for Acadian Ambulance Service in Hammond, La., the Action Medical Services in Winslow, Ariz., and Southwest Ambulance Service in Apache Junction, Ariz. He worked at Hammock Dairy Farm in Jones County. 

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Shasteen; children Cody Shasteen of Ponchatoula, La., and Tommy Robinson of Chandler, Ariz.; parents Clay Shasteen of Phoenix, Ariz., and Edna Armstrong of Payson, Ariz.; brother Ron Shasteen of Phoenix; and two grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 2361 Graham Road, Jones County. Bridges Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

James Shirah 
 

Services for James Suard Shirah will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Hart's Mortuary with burial in Union Chapel Church Cemetery. Shirah, 84, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001. The son of the late Clifford and Mary Bethine Beverly Shirah, he was a member of East Boulevard Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lena Shirah; children Marie Miller, Sheryl Bloodworth, Gary Shirah and James Shirah, all of Macon, and Jean Bandy of Atlanta; sister and brother Tonnie Huggins of Lakeland, Fla., and Rudolph Shirah of Savannah; 17 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight in the funeral home and may be contacted at 2775 Lanier Heights Road or 3660 Piedmont Drive. 
 

Franklin C. Todd 
 

Services for Franklin C. Todd will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Hart's Mortuary with burial at 2:30 p.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery, Perry. Todd, 61, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001. 

Survivors include his sisters and brothers Betty Sinclair and Ray Todd, both of Macon, Linda Bell of Savannah, Robert Todd of Bolingbroke, William Todd of St. Louis and Donnie McElwee of Cedartown.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in the funeral home and may be contacted at 1975 Pinehill Drive.
 

Larry Warren
 

MCRAE - Services for Larry Warren will be at 2 p.m. today in Red Hill Church Cemetery. Warren, 50, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001. An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was self-employed in the cabinet-making industry. He was the widower of Janice Bitterman Warren.

Survivors include his mother, Ruby Kimes of McRae; and sister and brothers Kayla Sorweid of LaGrange, Ore., Al Kimes of Mount Dora, Fla., Roger Warren of Cedar Grove, John Warren of Sanford, Fla., and James Warren of Atlanta.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Ruby Kimes. Vaughn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Helen Winningham 
 

MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Helen Estelle Phifer Winningham will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Baldwin Memorial Gardens. Winningham, 78, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001. She was born in Long Shoals, S.C., daughter of the late Josephine Tyler and Robert Phifer. A former Florida resident, she was a homemaker.

Survivors include her children J.R. Winningham Sr. of Milledgeville, Gerald D. Winningham and Thomas B. Winningham, both of Lake Park, and Gloria Jean Dopke of Lakeland, Fla.; brothers William Phifer of Lady Lake, Fla., Robert Phifer of Fort Myers, Fla., Stanley Phifer of Portland, Ore., and Richard Phifer of Fayetteville; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight in Moores Funeral Home.

SHASTEEN, Richard: 48, of 2361 Graham Road, Gray, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001. Services will be private. Family will be at the residence at 2361 Graham Road, Jones County. Mr. Shasteen was born in Madille, Okla., and had lived in Gray for the past seven weeks. He was a graduate of Cortez High School in Phoenix, Ariz., and had attended Phoenix College and Arizona State University. Mr. Shasteen had previously worked for the Acadian Ambulance Service in Hammond, La., the Action Medical Services in Winslow, Ariz., and the Southwest Ambulance Service in Apache Junction, Ariz. He was currently employed at the Hammock Dairy Farm in Jones County. Survivors: wife, Dorothy Shasteen of Gray; sons Cody Shasteen of Ponchatoula, La., and Tommy Robinson of Chandler, Ariz.; parents Clay Shasteen of Phoenix, Ariz., and Edna Armstrong of Payson, Ariz.; brother Ron Shasteen of Phoenix, Ariz.; and two grandchildren. Bridges Funeral Home in Gray has charge of arrangements.

ANDREW, Phillip Harmon: 56, of 900 Airport Road, Lot 93, Chattanooga, Tenn., died Tuesday in Macon. Funeral services will be announced by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, Soddy Daisy, Tenn. Crest Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

BOWEN, Roger Wade: 76, of Macon, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001. Services and burial will be private. Mr. Bowen was born in Telfair County, Georgia, and had lived in Macon for the past 50 years. He was a carpenter and he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Survivors: daughters, Gena Ford and Lisa H. Prince, both of Macon; and son, Roger Michael Bowen of Indianapolis, Ind.; several nieces and nephews; sister Ruby Perkins of Ocala, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: Wednesday from 6-8 in the funeral home. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

POWELL, Dewey: 77, of Macon, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001. Services were 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial was 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 officiated. The family may be contacted at 107 Knots Landing. Crest Lawn Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

BRIDGES, The Reverend Joseph H.: much loved retired minister of the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, died January 29, 2001. He was 83 years old. The Reverend Bridges was a minister for thirty-three years and served the following churches: Chula; Homerville; Dawson Street, Thomasville; First United Methodist, Bainbridge and Trinity, Waycross. During these thirty-three years, the Reverend Bridges also served six years as chaplain of the Candler Hospital in Savannah and four years as district superintendent of the Dublin District, until his retirement in 1975. The Reverend Bridges is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Mrs. Ruth Roberts Bridges, and several nieces and nephews. Joe's sweet smile conveyed his love of all people and his eagerness to help in any situation. He truly went about doing good. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at 11:00AM at Riverside Cemetery with the Reverend V. L. Daugherty, Jr. officiating. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

CORSON, Alice R.: 70, of Jones County, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001 in a local hospital. Graveside services will be held Thursday, February 1, 2001, at 2:00PM at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens with the Reverend Clay Bowden officiating. The family may be contacted at 158 Kelly Road. Visitation: Wednesday from 7:00PM until 9:00PM at Hart's Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 804 Cherry Street, Macon, GA 31201 or to the American Lung Association, 2452 Spring Road, Smyrna, GA 30080. Mrs. Corson was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She was the wife of the late Bobbie Corson and the daughter of the late Jasper Callie Roberts and the late Margaret Moran Roberts. Survivors: Daughters, Cheryl Brickle and Cathy Purvis, both of Macon; Son, Kyle Corson of Macon; Grandchildren, Aubrey Parker, Stephen Corson, Dillon Corson, Michalla Corson, Brooks Purvis and Ryan Brickle; Sister, Margaret Brown of Jeffersonville; Several nieces and nephews. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

FORESTER, MD, Beverly Wood: 2924 Hillandale Circle, died Sunday, January 28, 2001 in a local hospital. Services will be held Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 11:00AM at Vineville United Methodist Church with Dr. William Oliver officiating. Burial will be private. The family may be contacted at the residence. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Vineville United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 2045 Vineville Avenue, Macon, GA 31204. Dr. Forester was born in Cairo, GA. He was the son of the late Robert Forester and the late Erma Merritt Forester. Dr. Forester was a member of Vineville United Methodist Church. He was a founder of Mercer University Medical School, raising $21/2 million for the school. Dr. Forester was a graduate of Georgia Southwestern, Auburn University, The Medical College of Georgia, and Tulane University Medical School. He served as Chairman of the State Board of the Health Department for 10 years and was Chairman of Mercer University Medical School Steering Committee. He was founder of Internal Medical Associates and was a member of Idle Hour Country Club. Survivors: Wife, Arja Forester of Macon; Daughters, Ann Forester Head of Alabama, Mary Forester Tondee of Georgia and Judy Forester Murphy of Atlanta; Son, Jack Forester of Macon; Stepchildren, Lauren Warren of Atlanta, Victoria Coley of Macon and Adrian Giddens of Milledgeville, GA; 8 Grandchildren; Sister, Maribob Blackman of Pascagoula, Mississippi; Nieces and nephews. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

KELLY, Margaret: Services for KELLY, Margaret 76, are scheduled for 1PM, 31 January 2001, in the chapel of Hart's Funeral Home with burial at Middle Georgia Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Kelly died Sunday, 28 January 2001 after a long illness. She retired from Warner Robins Air Force Base in 1987 after 30 years 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, Virginia and the late John Kelly; daughters Bebe Kelly of Gordon and Lutie Strife of Tampa, Florida; brother Fred Bodkin of Uniontown Pennsylvania; sisters Jane Clamp and Ruth Swisher of Waynesboro, Virginia; and six grandchildren; Brian, Desiree, Jake, Kelly, Sammi and Patrick. They can be reached at 720 Tidewater Circle, 5-B, Macon, Georgia. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

SHIRAH, James Suard: 84, of 2775 Lanier Heights Road, died Monday, January 29, 2001 in a local hospital. Services will be held Thursday, February 1, 2001 at 11:00AM in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary with the Reverend Charles Nall officiating. Burial will be in Union Chapel Church Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 2775 Lanier Heights Road or at 3660 Piedmont Drive. Visitation: Wednesday from 6:00PM until 9:00PM at Hart's Mortuary. Mr. Shirah was a member of East Boulevard Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Clifford Preston Shirah and the late Mary Bethine Beverly Shirah. Mr. Shirah was predeceased by his son, William Clifton Shirah, and by his daughter, Ruby Lanelle Shirah. Survivors: Wife, Lena Shirah of Macon; Daughters, Marie Miller of Macon, Jean Bandy of Atlanta, and Sheryl Bloodworth of Macon; Sons, Gary Shirah and James Shirah, both of Macon; 17 Grandchildren; 25 Great-grandchildren; Sister, Tonnie Huggins of Lakeland, Florida; Brother, Rudolph Shirah of Savannah; Special Friend, Donald Hobbs of Macon. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

TODD, Franklin C.: 61, of 1212 Gray Highway, died Monday, January 29, 2001. Services will be held Thursday, February 1, 2001, at 1:00PM in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary with the Reverend Darrell Watson. Burial will be at 2:30PM at Woodlawn Cemetery, Perry, GA. The family may be contacted at 1975 Pinehill Drive. Visitation: Wednesday from 7:00PM until 9:00PM at Hart's Mortuary. Survivors: Sisters and brothers, Betty Sinclair of Macon, Linda Bell of Savannah, Robert Todd of Bolingbroke, William Todd of St. Louis, Missouri, Donnie McElwee of Cedartown, and Ray Todd of Macon. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

McDANIEL, James Michael: of Macon, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at Hillcrest United Methodist Church. Burial will be Riverside Cemetery. Ingleside Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.

DAVIDSON, Lucy Belle Barlow: 97, of Macon, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Eastview Nursing Home after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home, Mercer University Drive, with burial in Macon Memorial Park, Section A. She had lived in Macon most of her life and was married to the late James Beall Davidson, who passed away in 1950. She was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker who excelled in embroidery and handiwork. Her son, the late Jimmie Drew Davidson, passed away in 1975. She was the daughter of the late Mr. James Barlow and the late Mattie Wyatt Barlow. Survivors: Children Elizabeth D. Judd of LaGrange, Ga., Jeanette D. Crary of Milledgeville, Ga., Imogene D. Duggar of Dahlonega, Ga., and Melvin S. Davidson of Gray, Ga.; brother, Mr. Russell Barlow of Baltimore, Md.; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Center, 3473 Northside Drive, Macon, Ga. 31201. Family may be contacted at the residence of Melvin and Sandy Davidson, 414 Homer Roberts Road, Gray, Ga. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

MOCK, Mr. Clarence Saxon: 53, of Macon, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at his residence after a long illness. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in World of Faith Pentecostal Church, Bloomfield Road in Macon, with burial in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. William E. Davis will officiate memorial services. He worked for many years as a boilermaker with the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local Lodge No. 26 in Savannah, Georgia. He was born in Jenkins County, Georgia, and moved from Wayesboro, Ga. in 1988 to the Macon area. He was the son of the late Mr. Alvin J. Mock, and his mother survives him. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Ann Dunn Mock of Macon; daughter, Jennifer Renee Gay of Macon, Ga.; stepchildren Pam Lyons, Tab Granger, David Dunlap, Georgia Meadows, Mike Dunlap and Robert Lyons; mother, Loise Saxon Arthur; sisters Joyce Bland of Macon, Ga., Jane Harrison of Newington, Ga., and Mabelene Bland of Metter, Ga.; 16 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; numerous union brothers and sisters. Family may be contacted at the residence in Twiggs County on Georgia Highway 57. Visitation was held on Tuesday evening at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Floral tributes will be accepted at the funeral home. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

REECE, William Oscar: 81, of Bradley, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in a local hospital. Funeral services were 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 officiated. Simpson-Childs Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

SLOAN, Elizabeth "Sister" Ethridge: 85, of Gray, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at Elam Baptist Church with burial in James Cemetery, James, Ga. The Rev. Gary Thomas and the Rev. Clay Bowden will officiate. Mrs. Sloan was born in Jones County and had lived in Gray all of her life. She was the daughter of the late Gordon and Ethel Moore Ethridge Sr. and was preceded in death by her husband, Kyle D. Sloan. Mrs. Sloan graduated from Gray High School and attended Georgia State College for Women. She was employed by the Jones County Board of Education as a clerk for 49 years. Mrs. Sloan was a member of Elam Baptist Church, Elam Adult Sunday School Class and was a charter member of the Jones County Pilot Club. One of the most prestigious events of her life was that she was crowned Miss Georgia of 1939. Survivors include three brothers, O. Cecil Ethridge Sr., Sanford V. Ethridge Sr. and Charles W. Ethridge Sr., all of Gray; seven nieces and nephews, Sanford Ethridge Jr. of Suwanee, Marianne E. Bivins of Gray, Margaret E. Allman of Macon, Cecil Ethridge Jr. of Macon, Beth E. Coon of Gray, Cheryl E. Ware of Macon and Billy Ethridge of Macon. The family requests that those who wish may make contributions to Elam Baptist Church, P.O. Box 816, Gray 31032. Simpson-Childs Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

RILEY, Taylor M.: 82, of Macon, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, in Carl Vinson Memorial Veteran's Hospital in Dublin, Ga. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Houston Heights Baptist Church with burial in Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville, Ky. Family will be at the residence. The family will meet friends from 1 p.m. to service time at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Houston Heights Baptist Church, 4439 Tech Drive, Macon, GA 31206. Mr. Riley, son of the late Robin and Mary Haley Houston Riley, was born in Lee County, Kentucky. He worked at General Motors Corporation and was retired from Wagoner Electric Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, before moving to Macon in 1983. Mr. Riley was a member of Houston Heights Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Myrtle Riley of Macon; his sister, Myrtle Riley Porter of Cincinnati, Ohio; dozens of nieces and nephews. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements. 

THIGPEN, James Angelus "Tutt": 75, of 5635 Janeru Circle, Macon, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in a local hospital. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. Entombment will be at Macon Memorial Park. Dr. C. Michael Blizzard and Dr. Alton Ellis will officiate. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements.

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