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Luella Bigelow 

Services for Luella Grace Bigelow will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Bigelow, 98, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. Born in Lockport, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late John and Ellagene Leonard. She was a former Girl Scout leader in Lockport and was past president of Church Women United. The widow of Harold Bigelow, she was a homemaker and member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her children Dorothy B. Tanner of Macon, Leonard Bigelow of Lady Lake, Fla., and Charles Bigelow of Orlando, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in the funeral home and may be contacted at 3380 Mary Drive, Macon 31204. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 3350 HIllcrest Ave., Macon 31204. 
 

Linton Bowden 
 

FORSYTH - Services for Linton Bowden will be at 3 p.m. today in Rocky Mount United Methodist Church Cemetery. Bowden died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001. 

Survivors include a daughter; stepmother Bertha Bowden of Forsyth; sisters and brothers Mary Evans, Laura King, Eula Dumas, Annie Johnson, Tina Shannon, Milton Bowden and Darrell Bowden, all of Forsyth, Ebbie High of Morrisville, Pa., Larry Bowden of Atlanta, Alvin Bowden of Hawaii, Tony Bowden of Swainsburg, Hilton Bowden of Richmond, Va., and Wilbur Bowden of Miami.

The family may be contacted at 230 Kynette St. Choice Funeral Service has charge of arrangements. 
 

Homer Bryant 
 

OCILLA - Services for Homer W. Bryant will be at 3 p.m. today in Bethlehem Baptist Church, with burial in Brushy Creek Cemetery. Bryant, 96, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. A farmer, he was a Mason and member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was the widower of Betty Bryant.

Survivors include his children Charles W. Bryant of Adel, Wade Bryant and Eulace Bryant, both of Fitzgerald, and Wenzel Bryant of Ocilla; 15 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Paulk Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Geraldine Clark 
 

HELENA - Services for Geraldine Clark will be at 2 p.m. today in The Religious Center, McRae, with burial in Helena Cemetery. Clark, 53, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001. She was a Sunday School teacher and was director of the missionary board. 

Survivors include her husband, Elder J.C. Clark; children Mother Mincey of Dublin, Teresa Clark of West Palm Beach, Fla., Evangelist Priscilla Martin and Donald Clark, both of Helena, Sister Geraldine Woods of Alamo, Sister Pamela Austin of Eastman, and Minister John Clark of Hazlehurst; mother, Missionary Mincey McRae; and brothers and sisters Sammie McRae of New Smyrna, Fla., Alfred McRae of Macon, and Vastie McMillan, Catherine Burnette and Nellie Coney, all of McRae.

A.L. Spaulding Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Clarence Daniel Sr. 
 

JACKSON - Services for Clarence Edward "Ed" Daniel Sr. will be at 3 p.m. today in Sherrell, Wilson, Mangham Funeral Home, with burial in Jackson City Cemetery. Daniel, 74, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. He was retired from Southern Bell after 35 years and was a World War II veteran. He attended Second Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Daniel; children Clarence Daniel Jr. of Newnan, Joseph Daniel of Jackson, Tamra Kearns of Winterville, Marty Dunn of Hampton, Christa Jones of Milledgeville, Deborah Smith of Memphis, Tenn., and Carey Kelly of Loganville; and six grandchildren. 
 

Ida Daniels 
 

BUTLER - Services for Ida Mae Daniels will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Mount Carmel Primitive Baptist Church, Ideal, with burial in Hicks Cemetery, Reynolds. Daniels died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001. She was a member of Mount Carmel Primitive Baptist Church and was the widow of Albert Daniels.

Survivors include her brother and sister M.C. Daniels of Butler and Eva Mae Respress of Hartford, Conn.

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

Sara Elliott 
 

PERRY - Services for Sara Anderson Elliott will be at 4 p.m. today in Evergreen Cemetery. Elliott, 93, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. Born in Cochran, she was the aughter of the late Hardy and Elizabeth Anderson. She was a bookkeeper at Massee Furniture and was a former civil service employee at Robins Air Force Base. She was the widow of William H. Jones and Ford Elliott. She was a member of Perry United Methodist Church and Susannah Wesley Sunday School Class.

Survivors include her daughter Sara Ruth Cater of Perry; granddaughter Katherine Wilson of New Philadelphia, Ohio; and great-grandchildren Karyn Cater and Amanda Cater.

Memorials may be made to Perry United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 73, Perry 31069 or the donor's favorite charity. Watson-Hunt Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Mary Goodrum 
 

OXFORD - Services for Mary Wilson Goodrum will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Oxford Historical Cemetery. Goodrum, 92, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. She worked at Lafayette Cotton Mill and was a member of Lafayette Church of Christ.

Survivors include her daughter Dolores Arnold of Oxford; four stepchildren; brother Calvin Little of Melbourne, Fla.; and a granddaughter Nancy G. Arnold.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, Covington. 
 

William Hall 
 

MAXEYS - Services for William Lee Hall will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, Crawford, with burial in Sunset Cemetery. Hall, 74, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. He was retired from GMAC with 35 years of service and also worked at Pontiac Master in Augusta. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of Cherokee Corner United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Claire Hall; children Deborah Loftiss of Thomasville, Barbara Ashley of North Augusta, S.C., and William Russell of Macon; brother Farrell A. Hall of Lake Oconee; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 tonight in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Cherokee Corner United Methodist Church in Arnoldsville, or Center United Methodist Church in Stephens. 
 

David Hoffman 
 

Services for David Houston Hoffman will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Hoffman, 51, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001. Born in Harrison, Ark., he was the son of the late David and Bonnie Hoffman. An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a driver with MBM Truck Lines. A Presbyterian, he had lived in Macon since 1983, moving from Springfield, Mo.

Survivors include his children Christopher D. Hoffman of Forsyth, and Jessica L. Hoffman and Stephanie H. Hoffman, both of Macon; brother Steve Hoffman of Kansas City, Kan.; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, and may be contacted at 3127 O'Hara Drive, Macon 31206. 
 

William Howell 
 

PERRY - Services for William B. Howell will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in McCullough Funeral Home, Warner Robins, with burial in Magnolia Park Cemetery. Howell, 82, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a fireman, retired from Robins Air Force Base. He was a mason and member of Tyrian Lodge No. 111 in Warner Robins, and a charter member of Rehobeth Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Collins Howell; children Faye Bray and L.W. Howell, both of Warner Robins, Lillian Collins of Hayneville and Vivian Ellington of Lawrenceville; stepchildren Dohnna Martin and Cindy Hancock, both of Perry, and Jimmy Collins and David Collins, both of Hayneville; brothers and sister Hayward Howell of North Augusta, J.L. Howell of Jacksonville, Ga., and Euldean Privitte of Miami; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

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

Mary Irvin 
 

Services for Mary M. Irvin will be at noon Thursday in Hutchings Funeral Home, with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Irvin died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001. She was a retired schoolteacher and was a former PTA president. She was a member of St. Paul AME Church, where she sang in the senior choir and worked with the church club. She also worked with the Girl Scouts and March of Dimes.

Survivors include her husband, Herman Irvin; children Charles Irvin and Willie Irvin of Macon; and sister and brother Mariam Bailey and John McMillan, both of Macon.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight in the funeral home and may be contacted at 274 Highway 57. 
 

William Jones Sr. 
 

Services for William Jones Sr. will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Fulton Baptist Church with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Jones, 76, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001. Son of the late Mole and Mary Jones, he was retired from the city of Macon and was a foster parent for over 25 years. He was a member of Fulton Baptist church, where he sang in the male choir and was a deacon and member of the trustee board.

Survivors include his children Ruby Causey of Kingsland, Kathy J. Hargrove and Ronnie Jones, both of Macon, and William Jones Jr. of Oberlin, Ohio; foster son Marcell Harris of Macon; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 1437 Jackson St. The body will be in the church at noon. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Frank Kelly 
 

Services for Frank Ladieu Kelly will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Avondale Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Kelly, 79, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2001. An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was a sheet metal mechanic, retired from Robins Air Force Base. He was a member of Avondale Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughter Sandy Beck of Lizella; and grandson Sean Beck of Lizella.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, and may be contacted at 6520 Michael Drive, Lizella 31052. Memorials may be made to Gideons International, Macon Camp West, P.O. Box 5453, Macon 31208. 
 

Blanche Kennedy 
 

MIDVILLE - Services for Blanche Bryant Kennedy will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church of Midville, with burial in Midville City Cemetery. Kennedy, 86, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. The widow of John J. Kennedy, she was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter Anne Sigmon of Midville; sister Betty Cockfield of Lake City, S.C.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary, Swainsboro. Memorials may be made to Midville First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 408, Midville 30441. 
 

Florence Kight 
 

PERRY - Services for Florence Kight will be at 1 p.m. today in Rehoboth Baptist Church, with burial in Andersonville National Cemetery. Kight died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001. She was born in Watertown, Fla., and had lived in Houston County for 29 years, moving from Lake City, Fla. 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.

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. Watson-Hunt Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Neitha King 
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Neitha D. King will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Nelson's Memorial Mortuary, with burial in Ferguson Memorial Gardens. King died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001. A Methodist, she was a chef and former employee of a banking corporation.

Survivors include her grandchildren John Pompey of Warner Robins and William J. Hunter IV of Dalton; great-grandchildren Victor Pompley of Warner Robins and William Hunter V of Dalton; niece Kathleen Calliste; great-nieces Paula Calliste, Karen Calliste, Candic Calliste and Kim Calliste; and great-great-nephews Tasman Calliste and Assani Calliste.

The family will be at 203 Keith Drive. 
 

Shirley Lindsey 
 

SANDERSVILLE - Services for Shirley Jean Sheppard Lindsey will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in May and Smith Funeral Home, Tennille, with burial in Brownwood Cemetery. Lindsey, 49, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. She was a front-end manager at FoodMax.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas E. Lindsey; children Jeremy Lindsey, Juli Lindsey Smith and Stephanie Lindsey, all of Sandersville; parents, William and Betty Sheppard of Sandersville; brother Barry Sheppard of Sandersville; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in the funeral home and may be contacted at 872 S. Pecan Drive. 
 

Willie Mallory 
 

Services for Willie Mallory will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Evergreen Cemetery. Mallory, 72, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001. Born in Crawford County, he was the son of the late Willie and Emma Mallory. He was a farmer.

Survivors include his cousin, Mary Dinkins of Byron. 

Hutchings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

William Manning 
 

Services for William Sinkler Manning will be at 3 p.m. today in Christ Church. Burial will be private. Manning died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. He attended Princeton University and graduated from North Carolina State University. He was a naval pilot during World War II and spent his life in the textile business, including at Spartan Mills, Milliken and Company, and Burlington Industries. He was president and chairman of The Bibb Company from 1970 until 1985. He was a member and former president of the Georgia Textile Manufacturers Association and served on the boards of the National Association of Manufacturers and American Textile Manufacturers Institute. He was a former member of the Episcopal Church in Greenville, Greensboro, Spartanburg and Macon.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly McKenzie Manning; children William Manning of Atlanta and Barbara M. Bear of Montgomery; sister Virginia M. Moses of Spartanburg; stepchildren Stephen Mallary of Macon, Molly Durkin of Chicago and McKenzie Mallary of Atlanta; and several grandchildren and stepgrandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Christ Church Organ Fund, 538 Walnut St., Macon 31201 or to The Church of the Advent, Spartanburg, S.C. 
 

Vasta McDaniel 
 

CENTERVILLE - Services for Vasta "Vee" McDaniel will be at 1 p.m. today in Arch L. Heady Funeral Home, Louisville, Ky., with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery. McDaniel, 84, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in a Warner Robins hospital. She was employed at National Distilleries. 

Survivors include her children Doris J. Holthouser of Louisville, Ky., and Sondra L. Taylor of Warner Robins; sisters Magedlene Gomersall of North Scituate, R.I., and Hallie Penner of Louisville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Warner Robins has charge of local arrangements. 
 

J. Quinton Newton 
 

Services for J. Quinton Newton will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Hart's Mortuary, with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Newton, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. He was retired from the state of Georgia after 42 years. He was a featured soloist at Mabel White Memorial Baptist Church for many years and was a member and deacon of Vineville Baptist Church. He was a member of the Exchange Club.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Ruth Newton; and brother the Rev. P.M. Newton of Macon.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in the funeral home and may be contacted at the residence. 
 

John Oliver 
 

PERRY - Services for John C. Oliver will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Watson-Hunt Funeral Home with burial in Perry Memorial Gardens. Oliver, 67, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. He was born in Ashburn, son of the late William and Bertha Oliver. He was a retired sewing machine mechanic, employed at Kellwood Industries. He was the widower of Jimmy Oliver and attended Memorial Heights Baptist Church.

Survivors include his son Donald C. Oliver; and brother and sisters Buddy Oliver of Perry, Zelma Johnson of Lizella, and Jessie Mae Oliver and Frances NeSmith, both of Ashburn.

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

C.W. Peterson 
 

FORT VALLEY - Services for C.W. "Pete" Peterson will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Oaklawn Cemetery. Peterson, 79, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. A World War II Air Corps fighter pilot, he was a member of the 353rd Fighter Squadron and former POW. He was a retired pharmacist and former owner of Avera Drugs. He was former mayor of Fort Valley from 1982 until 1994. He was the widower of Louise Peterson.

Survivors include his sister Vivian Mautte of Troy, Mich.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Rooks Funeral Home, Fort Valley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Museum of Aviation Foundation, P.O. Box 2469, Warner Robins 31099. 
 

William Royle 
 

ELLAVILLE - Services for William Royle will be at 3 p.m. today in Ellaville Cemetery. Royle died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. He was retired from Champion Home Builders and was a member of the Sheriff's Association.

Survivors include his wife, Olga Royle; children David Royle of Ellaville and Tommy Royle of Americus; and a grandchild.

Watson-Giddens Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Virginia Stiles 
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Virginia Fitch Stiles will be at 3 p.m. today in Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Greenville, S.C., with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Stiles died Monday, Feb. 4, 2001, in Atlanta after a long illness. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Warner Robins and WBCCI in Palmetto Cove, S.C.

Survivors include her daughter Genny Stiles Blackwell of Taylors, S.C.; grandchildren Aimee B. Marting and Alison L. Black; and a great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 205 N. Davis Drive, Warner Robins 31093. 
 

Barbara Turner 
 

Services for Barbara Turner will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Turner, 67, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001. 

Survivors include her children Willie L. Turner Jr., Barbara T. Newton, both of Macon, Betty T. Cherry and Deborah T. Griswold, both of Gray; mother Mary L. Howard of Macon; sisters Annie Ammons of Round Oak, Pearl Gresham of Evanston, Ill., and Dorothy Glawson of Macon; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 1232 Maynard St. 
 

Eva Pearl Wall 
 

COLUMBUS - Services for Eva Pearl Wall will be at 11 a.m. today in Ellaville Cemetery. Wall died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in a Phenix City, Ala., hospital. A Baptist, she was retired from Hoisery Mill in Columbus. She was the widow of William R. Wall.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Joe A. Wall of Columbus; and two grandchildren.

A visitation was held Tuesday evening in Watson-Giddens Funeral Home, Ellaville. 
 

Taurence Wellons Jr. 
 

AMERICUS - Services for Taurence Elvin Wellons Jr. will be at 1 p.m. today in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Wellons, 64, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. He was the retired general manager of Triangle Home Products.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Wellons; daughter Julia Medoza of West Palm Beach, Fla.; brother and sister Eddie Wellons of Americus and Gloria Hagey of Miami; and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity. Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel has charge of arrangements. 
 

James Wilson 
 

BUTLER - Services for James Cecil Wilson will be at 3 p.m. today in Antioch Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Wilson, 79, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. He was a retired farmer and retired from Robins Air Force Base. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Wilson; children James Wilson and Clydeafaye Albritton, both of Butler, and Cecil Wilson of Thomaston; brothers and sisters Robert Wilson, Dorothy Kendrick and Martha Barrow, all of Butler, Charlie Wilson of Junction City, Alfred Wilson of Columbus, Cathryne Anderson of Thomaston and Mary Ann Scott of Byron; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Edwards Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Christopher Yozviak 
 

ABINGDON, Md. - Services for Christopher M. Yozviak will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Francis de Sales Church, with burial in Bel Air Memorial Gardens. Yozviak, 15, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. He was a student at Edgewood High School, where he was a member of the Literary Club.

Survivors include his parents, Sthephen and Sheila Yozviak; brother William Miller of Abingdon; and grandparents Kathleen Paul of Lutherville, Md., and John and Eileen Yozviak of Warner Robins. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight in Schimunek Funeral Home. 

M.C. Zellner 
BARNESVILLE - Services for M.C. Zellner will be at 2 p.m. today in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home in Thomaston, with burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. Zellner, 44, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001. Survivors include his son Scotty Zellner Sr. of Thomaston; parents M.C. Zellner Sr. and Josephine Zellner of Yatesville; brothers Johnny Zellner and Roger Zellner of Yatesville; and two grandchildren.

CRAWFORD, Patsy Lee: 82, of Macon, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at Coliseum Medical Center. Services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday in 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 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 serving on the renovation committees of 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. 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 at the residence on Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. Mr. Manning, a native of Spartanburg, S.C., graduated from The Baylor School, attended Princeton University and graduated from North Carolina State University. He served as a naval pilot during World War II. He spent his entire adult life in the textile business, including at Spartan Mills, Milliken and Company, Burlington Industries, and as president and chairman of The Bibb Company in Macon from 1970-1985. He returned to Spartan Mills in Spartanburg in 1985 and continued as vice-chairman until his retirement in 1996 (at which time he and his wife returned to Macon). He was a member and former president of the Georgia Textile Manufacturers' Association. He served on the board of the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Textile Manufacturers' Institute. He was formerly a member of the Episcopal Church vestry in Greenville, Greensboro, Spartanburg and Macon. He was a member of Idle Hour Golf and Country Club and was a former Rotarian. Mr. Manning is survived by his wife, the former Beverly McKenzie; son and daughter-in-law, William and Susan Manning of Atlanta; daughter, Barbara Manning Bear of Montgomery; granddaughters, Virginia Bear Mazyck of Montgomery and Dr. Barbara Manning Bear of San Francisco; grandson, Thomas Winfrey Bear of Atlanta; stepchildren, Stephen Mallary of Macon, Molly Durkin of Chicago and McKenzie Mallary of Atlanta; stepgrandchildren, Hayley Mallary of Macon, and Jack Durkin and Patrick Durkin, both of Chicago; sister, Virginia Manning Moses of Spartanburg, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Christ Church Organ Fund, 538 Walnut St., Macon, Ga. 31201, or to The Church of the Advent in Spartanburg.
Services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at 3 p.m. at Christ Church in Macon. A private burial will be in the churchyard at The Church of the Advent in Spartanburg. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

NEWTON, J. Quinton: 81, of 2901 Southshore Drive, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary, with Dr. Ben Haygood and the Rev. Ron Holland officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the residence. Visitation: Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Hart's Mortuary. Mr. Newton was a member of Vineville Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He was a member of the Exchange Club and was retired from the state of Georgia after 42 years of service. He was the son of the late Percy Wade Newton and the late Bertha Stroud Newton. Mr. Newton was a featured soloist at Mabel White Memorial Baptist Church for many years. Survivors: Wife, Annie Ruth Newton of Macon; brother, the Rev. P. M. Newton of Macon; and nieces and nephews, Helen Boyer of Gray, Betty Lee and A. C. Busbee, Jr., both of Macon, and Percy Newton, Jr. of Cumming. Hart's Mortuary has 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. 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; and sister, Gladys Laverne Warrick of Macon. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

BIGELOW, Luella Grace: 98, of 3380 Mary Drive, Macon, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, in a local hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Family will be at the residence, 3380 Mary Drive, Macon, Ga. 31204. Visitation: 7-9 Wednesday, Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. Memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 3350 Hillcrest Ave., Macon, Ga. 31204. Mrs. Bigelow, widow of Harold Bigelow, was born in Lockport, N.Y. She was the daughter of the late John and Ellagene McIntyre Leonard. She had lived in Macon since 1970, moving here from Lockport, where she was formerly a Girl Scout leader and a past president of Church Women United. Mrs. Bigelow was a homemaker and a member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Dorothy B. Tanner of Macon; two sons, Leonard Bigelow of Lady Lake, Fla., and Charles Bigelow of Orlando, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

HARRELL, Evelyn T.: 77, of 3585 Bloomfield Drive, Macon, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in a local hospital. Services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. The Rev. Stuart McNarry officiated. Burial was 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, had charge of arrangements.

HOFFMAN, David Houston: 51, of 3127 O'Hara Drive, Macon, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in Tupelo, Miss. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, graveside, in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Bryan Gerstel will officiate. Family will be at the residence, 3127 O'Hara Drive, Macon, Ga. 31206. Visitation: 7-9 Thursday, Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. Mr. Hoffman, son of the late David Henry and Bonnie Lenora Reid Hoffman, was born in Harrison, Ark., and had lived in Macon since 1983, moving here from Springfield, Mo. He was an Army veteran, serving in Vietnam, and was of the Presbyterian faith. Mr. Hoffman was a driver with MBM Truck Lines. Survivors include his son, Christopher David Hoffman of Forsyth; two daughters, Jessica Leonard Hoffman and Stephanie Holt Hoffman, both of Macon; a brother, Steve Hoffman of Kansas City, Kan.; and four grandsons, Kameron Lee Ussery, Brannon Lee Ussery, Christopher Lee Hoffman and William Lee Hunter Hoffman. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements. 

KELLY, Frank Ledieu: 79, of 9546 Feagin Road, Macon, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2001. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Avondale Baptist Church, with burial in Avondale Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Jeff Cumming will officiate. Members of the Ocmulgee Hunting and Fishing Club are asked to sit as a group during the service. Pallbearers: Richard Mathis, David Dowd, James Defoe Jr., Matt Dowd, David Dowd Jr. and Walter Holland. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Fussell, Loel Green, James Defoe Sr., Forrest Shankeles and James Gladney. Family will be at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Beck, 6520 Michael Drive, Lizella 31052. Visitation: 7-9 Wednesday in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Gideons International, Macon Camp West, P.O. Box 5453, Macon, Ga. 31208. Mr. Kelly, widower of Margaret Ree Kelly, was born in Ware Shoals, S.C,, and had lived in Macon most of his life. He was an Army Air Corps veteran, serving during World War II and during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Kelly was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was a sheet metal technician retired from Robins Air Force Base and was a member of Avondale Baptist Church. Survivors: include his daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Vic Beck of Lizella; and a grandson, Sean Beck of Lizella. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements.


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