Miscellaneous Bibb County, Georgia Obituaries

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Rickey Baker 
 

Services for Rickey Baker will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home, with burial in Progressive Brothers and Sisters of Right Cemetery. Baker, 32, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001. Born in Bibb County, he was the son of the late Eurlee Baker. He attended Central High School and worked at Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill.

Survivors include his mother, Shirley Washington of Macon; and sisters and brothers Vicky Baker, Sheila Baker, Sierra Baker, Randolph Baker, Leroy Baker, Jonathon Baker and Kenneth Baker, all of Macon.

Family will be at 2669 Bloomfield Way. 
 

Martha Doss 
 

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Services for Martha Ann Bates Doss will be at 2 p.m. today in Presbyterian Cemetery. Doss, 70, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001. She was retired from Heileman Co. in Perry and from civil service at Robins Air Force Base. She was a member of Perry United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her children Charles Doss of Suffolk, Va., David W. Doss of Macon, Stephen Doss of Elko and Deborah Robbins of Keller, Texas; sister Josephine Bates of Lynchburg; three grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

Diuguid Funeral Service in Lynchburg has charge of arrangements. 
 

Jesse Duckworth 
 

Services for Jesse M. Duckworth will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hart's Mortuary. Burial will be private. Duckworth, 73, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, in a local hospital. He attended the University of Georgia, graduated from Mercer University and received a master's degree from North Georgia College. He was retired from the Bibb County Board of Education after 30 years. He and his wife volunteered in activities such as the Cherry Blossom Festival and served on the renovation committees of the Douglass Theatre and Central City Park. He was a member of Moon Misters vocal group and River North Country Club.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Dodd Duckworth; daughter Theresa Marie Highsmith of Macon; brother and sisters Malcolm Duckworth, Martha Starr and Anna Laura Coppage, all of Macon; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends following services in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 804 Cherry St., Macon 31201. 
 

Flara Etheridge 
 

WALTHOURVILLE - Services for Flara Folendore Etheridge were held Monday in West View Cemetery, Milledgeville. She worked at Raymond Rowe Furniture and Gayfer's Department Store. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Columbus and the Goldstar Wives, and was a volunteer with the American Red Cross.

Survivors include her children James R. Etheridge Jr. and Michael R. Etheridge, both of Walthourville.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 277 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 201, Macon 31201-3498. Moores Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

William Hester 
 

Services for William "Bill" Hester will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Macon Memorial Park. Hester, 54, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in a local hospital. He worked for the Bibb County Board of Education for 32 years.

Survivors include his son Shane Hester of Macon; mother, Frances Hester of Macon; and brother and sisters Ben Tipton of Milledgeville, and Barbara Hester and Judy Minshew, both of Lizella.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Hart's Mortuary. 
 

Florence Kight 
 

PERRY - Services for Florence Kight will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Rehoboth Baptist Church, with burial in Andersonville National Cemetery. Kight died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001. She was a homemaker and member of Rehoboth Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Vernon T. Kight; children Michael Kight of Durham, N.C., David Kight of Perry and Paul Kight of Warner Robins; brother Kenneth Disbrow of Lake City, Fla.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Watson-Hunt Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Rehoboth Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1253, Perry 31069; or Hospice of Houston County, 2066 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins 31088. 
 

Robert Lancaster III 
 

HAWKINSVILLE - Services for Robert Jerry Lancaster III, infant son of Robert and Jeannie Lancaster, will be at 4 p.m. today in Powers Cemetery. Robert died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. 

Survivors in addition to his parents include his sisters Mindy Lancaster, Monica Lancaster and Maisie Lancaster, all of Hawkinsville; grandparents, Diane and R.J. Lancaster, and Betty and Grant Williams, all of Hawkinsville.

The family may be contacted at the residence on Route 1, Hawkinsville, today after 1 p.m. Clark Funeral Home in Hawkinsville has charge of arrangements. 
 

Nick Lazaros 
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Nick J. Lazaros will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, with burial in Parkway Memorial Gardens. Lazaros, 83, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001. He was magistrate court judge of Houston County from 1970 until 1999. He was a World War II veteran and was retired from Robins Air Force Base. He was a member of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church. He was also a member of the Houston County Shrine Club and Scottish Rite. 

Survivors include his children Jeanette Savage of Augusta and Nikki Cason of Suwanee; grandchildren Michael Savage, Nick J. Savage, Stephen Savage and Courtney Cason; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 tonight in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 5692, Macon 31206. 
 

Ray Long 
 

CARY - Services for Ray Long will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in ElSharath Baptist Church, Twiggs County, with burial in the church cemetery. Long, 45, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001. He was retired from maintenance and was a member of El Sharath Baptist Church.

Survivors include his children Leonard Ray Long Jr. and Bradley Jason Long, both of Cary, and Christopher Brian Long of Danville; sisters and brothers Margie Bowen of Cary, Annie Jackson of Allentown, Mary Long, Dorothy Hogan, Gene Long, Jeff Long, John Long and Thelma Long, all of Cochran, and Pete Alley of Danville; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Fisher Funeral Home, Cochran, and may be contacted at the Bowen residence in Cary. 
 

Verlyn Mayo 
 

FITZGERALD - Services for Verlyn Batton Mayo will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Paulk Funeral Home, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Mayo, 91, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001. She was owner and operator of County Line Grocery Store. She was a member of the UDC, the Fitzgerald Garden Club, the Retired Teachers Association and the UMW. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church and an honorary member of the administrative board. She was the widow of Frank Batton and Sam Mayo.

Survivors include her children Curtis Batton and Patricia Walker, both of Fitzgerald, and Frances Roberson of St. Marys; brother and sister James Fitzgerald of Albany and Alice Towson of Ocilla; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

John S. Moore 
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for John S. Moore will be at 11 a.m. today in Andersonville National Cemetery, with full military honors. Moore, 58, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001. Born in Albany, he was the son of the late John Thomas Moore. He was a retired Air Force veteran, having served 20 years. He was a civil service employee at Robins Air Force Base and was a Methodist.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Anne Moore; children Scott Moore and Peggy Anne Haeusler, both of Warner Robins; mother Reasie Kight of Jacksonville, Fla.; and brothers Gregory Watts of Arkansas and Emory Watts of Jacksonville, Fla.

Christopher-Smith Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Annie B. Nelson 
 

Services for Annie Bell Nelson will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in St. Luke Baptist Church, with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Nelson, 87, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001. She was a homemaker and member of St. Luke Baptist Church, where she served on the usher board and sang in the choir. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star and was the widow of Archie Nelson Sr.

Survivors include her children Archie Nelson Jr. and Henry Nelson, both of Macon, Johnnie Nelson of Richmond, Va., and Willie J. Nelson of Boston; 24 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.

The family will be at 621 Pringle St. Hutchings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Rosa Oglesby 
 

IRWINTON - Services for Rosa Lee Colson Oglesby will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Salem United Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Oglesby, 65, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. She was a homemaker and member of Salem United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Herschel Oglesby Jr.; and sister Mary Alice Benson of Milledgeville.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in White Columns Funeral Home, Gordon. 
 

Juanita Perdue 
 

SCOTT - Services for Juanita Durden Perdue will be at 2 p.m. today in Tomlinson Funeral Home, with burial in Mount Zion Church Cemetery, Norristown. Perdue, 74, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001. She was a retired cashier and member of Norristown Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sisters Gladys Durden Mimbs of Macon, Dicey Durden Palmer of Swainsboro and Gertrude Durden Ackiss of Norristown. 
 

Clifford Smith 
 

SPARTA - Services for Clifford Smith will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Nazareth Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Smith, 84, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001. 

Survivors include his wife, Eva P. Smith; and sister Gladys Delton of Fort Valley. 

Ingram Brothers Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Dan Smith 
 

Services for Dan Smith will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Smith, 78, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001. Born in Bibb County, he worked in the pulpwood business in Middle Georgia until his retirement.

Survivors include his grandchildren Donna Allen, Wesley Hall, Freddie Hall and Willie Hall, all of Macon, and James Glover of Columbus; and two great-grandchildren.

Family will be at 1742 Second Ave. 
 

Mack Stallworth III 
 

Services for Mack Henry Stallworth III will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mark Baptist Church, with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Stallworth died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001. Born in Smithville, he was the son of the late Ceasar and Essie Mack Stallworth. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a retired brick mason and employee of Rosery Florist. He was a member of St. Mark Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Culp Stallworth; children Woodrow Stallworth of Nashville, Tenn., and Lilye Wilder of Macon; and sister Willie Mae Bowlson of Detroit.

Family will be at 1083 Boone St. Jones Brothers Eastlawn Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements. 
 

James Tharpe 
 

Services for James M. "Spot" Tharpe will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Vineville Baptist Church, with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Tharpe, 69, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in a local hospital. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and was a retired assistant superintendent from the Coastal Division of Norfolk Southern Railroad after 39 years of service. He was a member and deacon of Vineville Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Eloise Byrd Tharpe; children Tonya Pettis of Allentown and Penny Ward of Jeffersonville; sister Gladys Warrick of Macon; and grandchildren James Pettis, Brittany Pettis, Brooke Pettis, Danielle Ward and Joshua Ward.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight in Hart's Mortuary and may be contacted at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vineville Baptist Church, 2591 Vineville Ave., Macon 31204; or the American Heart Association, 363 Pierce Ave., Macon 31204. 
 

Joe Wall 
 

COLUMBUS - Services for Joe A. Wall will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Ellaville Cemetery. Wall died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001. A Baptist, he was retired from Hoisery Mill.

Survivors include his son Joe A. Wall of Columbus; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Watson-Giddens Funeral Home. 
 

Grady Weatherly 
 

BARNESVILLE - Services for Grady H. Weatherly will be private. Weatherly, 81, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001. He was an Army veteran, receiving two Purple Hearts, and was retired from Robins Air Force Base. He was a life member of the Barnesville VFW and the Barnesville Senior Citizens Club.

Survivors include his wife, Dora B. Weatherly; daughter Susan Browning of Barnesville; and brother and sisters Bryan Weatherly of Jacksonville, Fla., Jean Compton and Alma Forehand, both of Barnesville, Madge Cowan of Jacksonville, Ga., and Dixie Hawkins of Missouri.

Haisten-Martin Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Robert Webb 
 

ROBERTA - Services for Robert Monroe Webb will be at 2 p.m. today in Roberta United Methodist Church, with entombment in Roberta City Cemetery. Webb, 87, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001. He was the retired owner and operator of Webb Auto Parts-Service Station. He was a charter member of the Roberta Kiwanis Club and Crawford County Masonic Lodge No. 689, where he served as past master. He attended Roberta United Methodist Church, was a former member of the Roberta Lions Club and was former president of the Farm Bureau of Crawford County.

Survivors include his wife, Martha B. Webb; daughter Virginia Teague of Fort Valley; sister Ruth Bentley of Macon; and two grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity. Goddard Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Lucille Williams 

Services for Lucille Williams will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Williams, 93, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, in a local hospital. Born in Brunswick, she was the daughter of the late Lucisus and Rose Moody Owens. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by several nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

Jones Brothers Eastlawn Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.

BEAN, Patsy H.: 62, of Macon, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at her residence. Services were at 2 p.m. Monday in Macon Memorial Park. The Rev. Monty D. February officiated. The family may be contacted at 4181 Southview Drive. Crest Lawn Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

CRAWFORD, Patsy Lee: 82, of Macon, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at Coliseum Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, graveside, at Macon Memorial Park. Mrs. Crawford was born in Macon County, Ga., and was a member of Parkway Baptist Church. She was the widow of William Earl Crawford. Survivors include her brothers Oscar Payne of Lake Sinclair, Charlie Payne of Macon and Robert Payne of Dublin; and sister Myrtle McElmuarray of Macon. The family may be contacted at 2417 Holland Drive. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

DEAN, Carlese Kennedy: 88, of Roswell, Ga., died Feb. 1,2001. Graveside services were held Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at noon in Riverside Cemetery, with the Rev. David Dean officiating. Mrs. Dean was a lifelong member of Mabel White Memorial Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School. She was retired from Davison-Paxon Stores. Mrs. Dean was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Charles Perry Dean, Sr., and by her son, Charles Perry Dean, Jr. Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Edward Alred of Roswell, Ga.; daughter, Nancy Hodgedon of Jacksonville, Fla.; brother-in-law and his wife, Dr. and Mrs. Harry Dean of Sun City, Fla.; several nieces and nephews, including Dinah Jackson of Townsend, Ga.; former daughter-in-law, Joann Goss of Warner Robins; grandchildren, David Dean of West Midlands, England, Sherry Dean of Bolingbroke, Ga., Perry Dean of Macon, Cary McNeal and Amy Alred, both of Roswell, Ga., Gina McNeal and Lara Cohran of Takoma Park, Md., Lisa Mathews of Palmetto, Fla., Anna McCallister of Kennesaw, Ga., Melissa Pickens of La Fayette, Ga.; and 15 great-grandchildren. Hart's Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

DUCKWORTH, Jesse M.: 73, of 119 North Wellington Drive, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, in a local hospital. Services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary, with the Rev. Joe McDaniel officiating. Burial will be private. Family will greet friends after the service at Hart's Mortuary. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 804 Cherry St., Macon, Ga. 31201. Mr. Duckworth was a graduate of Lanier High School, where he lettered in all sports. He attended the University of Georgia and graduated from Mercer University, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He received a master's degree from North Georgia College. Mr. Duckworth was retired from the Bibb County Board of Education after 30 years of service. He and his wife volunteered in many community activities, including the Cherry Blossom Festival, and served on the renovation committees for the Douglass Theatre and Central City Park. He was a member of the Moon Misters vocal group and entertained Macon and Middle Georgia with big band music. He was a member of River North Country Club. Mr. Duckworth was the son of the late Jesse Marion Duckworth, Sr. and the late Anna Bell Munsch Duckworth, and was predeceased by his son, E. Way Duckworth. Survivors: Wife, Barbara Dodd Duckworth of Macon; daughter, Theresa Marie Highsmith of Macon; brother, Malcolm Duckworth of Macon; sisters, Martha Starr and Anna Laura Coppage, both of Macon; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 

HESTER, William "Bill": 54, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in a local hospital. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Macon Memorial Park, with the Rev. Alan Wheeler officiating. Visitation: Tuesday from 7 until 9 p.m. at Hart's Mortuary. Mr. Hester was employed at the Bibb County Board of Education for 32 years. Survivors: Mother, Frances Hester of Macon; son, Shane Hester of Macon; brother, Ben Tipton of Milledgeville; and sisters, Barbara Hester and Judy Minshew, both of Lizella. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

MANNING, William Sinkler: of 110 Idle Hour Drive, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

STORTZ, Olga Andersen: 103, of Tampa, Fla., died January 31, 2001. Services were held Saturday, February 3, 2001, at 10:00AM at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Tampa. Burial was Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Macon. Hart's Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

THARPE, James M. "Spot": 69, of 128 Wakefield Drive, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in a local hospital. Services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Vineville Baptist Church, with Dr. Bill Hardee and the Rev. Sam Scarborough officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the residence. Visitation: Tuesday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Hart's Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Vineville Baptist Church, 2591 Vineville Ave., Macon, Ga. 31204; or to the American Heart Association, 363 Pierce Ave., Macon, Ga. 31204.

Mr. Tharpe was a member of Vineville Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was a retired assistant superintendent of the Coastal Division of Norfolk Southern Railroad after 39 years of service. A veteran of the Air Force, he served in Korea. Survivors: Wife, Eloise Byrd Tharpe of Macon; daughters and sons-in-law, Tonya and Ernest Pettis of Allentown, and Penny and Chris Ward of Jeffersonville; grandchildren, James Pettis, Brittany Pettis and Brooke Pettis, all of Allentown, and Danielle Ward and Joshua Ward, both of Jeffersonville; sister, Gladys Laverne Warrick of Macon. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

CLEMENTS, James "Jimmy" M.: of Macon, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2001. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Ingleside Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Ingleside Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.

HARRELL, Evelyn T.: 77, of 3585 Bloomfield Drive, Macon, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in a local hospital. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. The Rev. Stuart McNarry will officiate. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. The family will be at the residence, 3585 Bloomfield Drive, Macon, Ga. 31206. Those who wish may make donations to Pine Forest Baptist Church, 3805 Bloomfield Drive, Macon, Ga. 31206. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements.

HOFFMAN, David Houston: 51, of 3127 O'Hara Drive, Macon, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in Tupelo, Miss. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. Visitation: 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Family will be at the residence, 3127 O'Hara Drive, Macon 31206. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements. 

KELLY, Frank Ledieu: 79, of 9546 Feagin Road, Macon. Family will be at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Beck, 6520 Michael Drive, Lizella, Ga. 31052. Services are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements.

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