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Eddie Alexander Jr. 
 

FITZGERALD - Services for Eddie B. Alexander Jr. will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Friendship Baptist Church with burial in Westwood Cemetery. Alexander, 55, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001. An Army veteran, he worked at CSX for more than 25 years.

Survivors include his children Fredrick Alexander and Sonya Alexander, both of Fitzgerald; brother and sisters Robert Alexander of Fitzgerald, Barbara Benjamin and Betty Miller, both of Rochelle; stepmother Frances Alexander of Fitzgerald; and three grandchildren.

Hall's Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Curtis Beard 
 

Services for Curtis Beard will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Glover Memorial Mortuary with burial in Glen Haven Cemetery. Beard, 82, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. He was an Army veteran and was retired from Manning Aircraft of Warner Robins. He was a member of Union Baptist Association. He was the widower of Ethel Beard.

Survivors include his daughter Lena M. Gibbs; sisters and brother Virgil Malone, Dorothy Beard, Diana Wright, Carrie Jackson, Clara C. Ballard and Earnest Beard, all of Lucedale, Miss.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Family may be contacted at 2206 Anthony Terrace. 
 

Carolyn Brantley 
 

SOPERTON - Services for Carolyn Brantley will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Lothair United Methodist Church with burial in Fowler Cemetery. Brantley, 57, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001. A retired teacher in Treutlen County, she was a member of Million Pines Garden Club and Million Pines Investment Corp. She was a member of Lothair United Methodist Church and Women's Club. 

Survivors include her husband, Hugh Brantley; children Wes Brantley and Jane DeFee of Soperton; mother Ruby Heath of Soperton; sister and brother Janie O'Connor of Helena and Benny Heath of Soperton; and a grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Sammons Funeral Home and may be contacted at the residence. Memorials may be made to Treutlen County Relay for Life, 412 Railroad Ave., Soperton 30457. 
 

Miriam Bright 
 

DUBLIN - Services for Miriam Avery Bright will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Alamo City Cemetery. Bright, 83, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001. The daughter of the late Jesse and Gussie Bright, she was a member of Henry Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her cousins Robert Hill of Dublin, Frances H. Doris of Marietta and John Gaskin of Macon.

The family may be contacted at 102 Oak Point Circle. Adams Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Homer Bryant 
 

OCILLA - Services for Homer W. Bryant were Wednesday in Bethlehem Baptist Church. Burial was in Brushy Creek Cemetery. Bryant, 96, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, in a local hospital. He was born in Laurens County, son of the late Joseph and Leila Whitehead Bryant. He had lived in Irwin County all of his life. A farmer, he was a Mason and member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was the widower of Betty Elizabeth Ring Bryant.

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

Paulk Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. 
 

Michael Clark 
 

MONTEZUMA - Services for Michael Bledsoe Clark will be at 11 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with burial in Bertha Dozier Memorial Cemetery. Clark, 45, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. He was owner of Clark Repair Shop and was volunteer fireman. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Montezuma, where he was a former deacon and attended the Young Adults Sunday School Class. He was a director at Montezuma Lions Club, member of 4-H Llama Club, member of Travelers Rest Lodge No. 65 F&AM. He was a Shriner and member of the Scottish Rite. 

Survivors include his wife, Cozette B. Clark; children Michael Clark II and Michelle Clark, both of Montezuma; and sisters Pam Humber of Columbus and Elaine DeLoach of Vidalia.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 tonight at 303 N. Dooly St. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Transportation Fund, P.O. Box 357, Montezuma 31063. Watson Mathews Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Lillie Clements 
 

WRIGHTSVILLE - Services for Lillie Haywood Clements will be at 11 a.m. today in Mount Olive Church of the Nazarene with burial in the church cemetery. Clements, 87, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. The daughter of the late Rueben and Mary Haywood, she was a member of Mount Olive Church of the Nazarene. 

Survivors include her children Marcus Clements of Dublin, Marie Conley of Scott and Merle Waldrep of Dexter; sisters Lou Davis and Maude Knight, both of Wrightsville, Irean Sapp of Louisiana and Alma Wood of Dublin; and 13 grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at the Conley residence. Stanley Funeral Home in Wrightsville has charge of arrangements. 
 

Homer Colbert 
 

INKSTON, Mich. - Services for Homer Melvin Colbert will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Salem Baptist Church with burial in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Colbert died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. Born in Crawford County, he was retired from Ford Motor Co. 

Survivors include his children Mark Nichols and Sherica Stanton, both of Michigan; sister and brother Bernice Wilder, Jonathan Colbert, Edgar Colbert, Shirley Gibson, Betty Colbert, Herman Colbert.

Bentley & Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Willie Colbert 
 

Services for Willie James "Big Willie" Colbert will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Ebenezer Baptist Church with burial in Ridgdon Cemetery, Crawford County. Colbert, 66, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. He was retired from Mathis Akins Concrete Block Co. after 28 years and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Katie Colbert; children Michael Colbert and Carolyn Abrams of Macon, Ricky Colbert and Ernest Bentley of Detroit; father Andrew Colbert of Macon; sisters and brother Alice Childers of Macon, Ruby Samples, Rosa Johnson and Marion Colbert of Atlanta; and 13 grandchildren.

Family will be at 1274 Baker Drive. The body will be in the church at noon. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Kitty Darby 
 

LUMBER CITY - Services for Kitty Pope Darby will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Lumber City First United Methodist Church with burial in Springhill Cemetery. Darby, 77, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. She was an insurance agent, manager and ceramics teacher. The widow of Elon Darby, she was a member of Lumber City First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her children Eugene Darby of Montgomery, Ala., and Robert A. Darby of Kingsland; brother Jimmie Pope of Lumber City; and grandchildren Renee Crews, Charley Darby and Matthew Darby.

The family will receive friends at 6 tonight in Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home and may be contacted at 210 Church St. 
 

William G. Gill 
 

Services for William G. Gill will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Nunneley Funeral Home, Louisville, Ky., with burial in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Gill, 68, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001. He worked at Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp. 

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Gill; children Michael Gill and Kimberly King, both of Macon, and Karen Roberts of Forsyth; stepsisters and stepbrother Rhonda Williamson, Wayne Schulz, Tonya Clark and Diane Willis, all of Louisville; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Monroe County Memorial Chapel, Forsyth. 
 

Addie Gray 
 

CHICAGO - Services for Addie Gray will be at noon Saturday in Richardson Funeral Home, Perry, with burial in Spring Chapel Cemetery. Gray died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001. She was retired from the post office in Chicago and was a member of Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her daughter Belinda Gray of Chicago; and brothers Andy Gray, Willie Gray, Sammie Gray, all of Kathleen, and Robert Gray of Warner Robins.

The family may be contacted at 255 Holiday Circle, Kathleen. 
 

Billie Griffin 
 

Services for Billie Rooks Griffin will be at 3 p.m. today in Macon Memorial Park. Griffin, 87, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. She was a homemaker and member of Centenary United Methodist Church for over 50 years.

Survivors include her husband L. Felton Griffin; daughter Diane Rogers of Macon; grandchildren Stephanie Kunzelman, Valerie Francis and Pam Rogers; and a great-grandchild Tanner Francis.

Rooks Funeral Home in Byron has charge of arrangements. 
 

Joe Hall 
 

Services for Joe Washington Hall, infant son of Travis Barnhill and Chandra Hall, will be at noon Friday in Lundy Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. Joe died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his sister Elisa Hall of Macon; grandmother Valerie Hall of Macon; and great-grandfather Sidney Hall of Macon.

The family may be contacted at 4321 Sheraton Drive. Jones Brothers Eastlawn Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements. 
 

Geraldine Harrell 
 

PERRY - Services for Geraldine Harrell will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Shiloh Baptist Church with burial in Spring Creek Cemetery, Elko. Harrell died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, where she sang in the senior choir, and was a member of Gospel Soul Search.

Survivors include her husband, James Harrell; son Gregory Harrell of Perry; mother Susie Blackman of Perry; sisters and brothers Shirley Thomas, Ella Mae Harrell, Walter Thomas, Eric Blackmon, Eddie Thomas, Darryl Blackmon, all of Perry, and Johnnie Thomas of Warner Robins.

The family may be contacted at 2261 U.S. 341 South, Perry. The body will be in the church at 2:30 p.m. Richardson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Hazel Harris 
 

FORT VALLEY - Services for Hazel L. Harris will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Shiloh Baptist Church with burial in Willowlake Memorial Garden Cemetery. Harris died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001. She attended Turner Job Corps Center in Albany and was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Crystal Harris and Lakita Harris, both of Fort Valley; mother Evelyne H. Burden of Fort Valley; brothers and sisters Henry Harris of Byron, Larry Burden of Perry, Nathaniel Burden III, Jewel Smith, Jeanette Harris and Felicia Burden, all of Fort Valley, and Sharon Lowe of Byron; and a grandchild.

The family may be contacted at 355 Gun Club Road. C.J. Edwards Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Jasper Holcomb Sr. 
 

FORT VALLEY - Services for Jasper C. Holcomb Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with burial in Holcomb Cemetery. Holcomb died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. He was retired from the Air Force, having served two tours in World War II and one tour in the Korean War and Vietnam War. He flew 66 bomber combat missions with over 5,000 navigation hours. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with four clusters, Bronze Star with two clusters and the Meritorious Service Medal. He was a 32nd degree Mason with a 50-year service pin, member of Fort Valley Lodge No. 110 F&AM, York Rite Bodies, Al Sihah Shrine Temple and Life International Square and Compass Club of Oslo, Norway. He was a member of the Air Force Retired Officers Association.

Survivors include his wife Helen B. Holcomb; children Jackie C. Holcomb Jr. of Fort Valley, Dr. Stephan F. Holcomb Sr. of Kathleen and Cindy H. Foster of Bonaire; sister Mary H. Bailey of Fort Valley; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Rooks Funeral Home, Byron, and may be contacted at 1397 Vinson Road. Memorials may be made to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Allen Young, 509 Park Ave., Fort Valley. 
 

Laura Jones 
 

FORT VALLEY - Services for Laura Turner Jones will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Shiloh Baptist Church with burial in Goodwill Cemetery. Jones died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2001. She was a cook helper at Mullis Restaurant.

Survivors include her children Linda Banks and Nathaniel Turner, both of Fort Valley; brothers and sister T.J. Turner of Fort Valley, Willie Turner, Welton Turner and Jamie Felton, all of Gettysburg, Pa.; and a grandchild.

The family may be contacted at 409 Julius C. Simmons Ave. C.J. Edwards Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Pearlia Mae Jones 
 

Services for Pearlia Mae Jones will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Davis Temple Holiness Church with burial in Macedonia Church Cemetery, Montrose. Jones, 58, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001. She was born in Laurens County, daughter of the late Dave and Betsy P. Rozier. The widow of Elijah Jones Jr., she was a homemaker and member of Davis Temple Holiness Church and usher board.

Survivors include her children Joseph Rozier of Panama City, Fla., and Annie Jones of Macon; sisters and brothers Shirley Jones of Dublin, Hennie Patton of St. Augustine, Fla., Betty McGhee, Lula Rozier and Richard Rozier, both of Macon, Daisy Buckles of Warner Robins, Dessie Watson, Brenda Jones of Atlanta, King Rozier of Unadilla, and Johnnie Rozier and S.J. Dupree of Sanford, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 580 Villa Esta Circle. Hicks and Sons Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 
 

Claire Malone 
 

THOMASVILLE - Services for Claire C. Malone will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Monticello Presbyterian Church with burial in West View Cemetery. Malone, 89, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001. She attended Wesleyan College and graduated from the University of Miami. She taught government and civics in the history department of Coral Gables High School. She was a member of the Junior League of Miami, Colonial Dames, PEO and DAR. She worked in the children's theater and participated in the formation of Coral Gables First United Methodist Church and was a member of Thomasville First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her children Dr. Randy Malone of Thomasville and Claire M. Short of Lakeland, Fla.; brother and sister Hal D. Carter of Orange Park, Fla., and Mary C. Thomas of Utica, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Jordan Funeral Home, Monticello. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church of charity of donor's choice.
 

Wiley Martin Sr. 
 

SANDERSVILLE - Services for Wiley Martin Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Robin Spring Baptist Church with burial in Rest Haven Cemetery. Martin, 88, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001. 

Survivors include his son Wiley Martin Jr. of Sandersville; brother and sisters William Martin of Detroit, Thomasina Tillman of Daytona Beach, Fla., Willie Badty and Bertie Martin, both of Miami, and Lessie Brown of Homestead, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends in the church following services. M.C. Smith Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

William Monroe Jr. 
 

EATONTON - Services for William Edwin Monroe Jr. will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Crest Lawn Funeral Home with burial in Macon Memorial Park. Monroe, 72, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. He owned and operated Monroe Garage in Macon and was a gunsmith with Paslode Corp. in the service of Horton Homes. He was a member of First Assembly of God.

Survivors include his wife, Vivian Monroe; children Mark Monroe of Woodstock, Michael Monroe of Edenton, N.C., and Elizabeth M. Hodorowski of Kennesaw; brother and sisters M. Doyle Monroe of Franklin, N.C., Mary Osborne and Earline Hicks of Macon and Joyce Pierce of Laurenberg, N.C.; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God Building Fund, 1534 Tucker Road, Macon 31220. 
 

Willie Morgan 
 

KITE - Memorial services for Willie James Morgan will be at 2 p.m. today in Kite Church of God. Morgan, 52, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. He was a retired roofer and attended Kite Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Jo Vivitoe; children Stephanie White of High Point, N.C., Dolly Morgan and Earl Morgan of Rockledge, Fla.; sisters Allie Tapley of Kite, Mary Copland of Dexter and Diane Ford of Cairo, Ill.; and two grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at the Tapley residence, U.S. 221, Kite. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kite Church of God, P.O. Box 209, Kite 31049. Hendley, Rountree and Powell Funeral Home in Swainsboro has charge of arrangements. 
 

Chester Parker 
 

MOLENA - Services for Chester Harvey Parker will be at 2 p.m. today in Molena Baptist Church with burial in Molena City Cemetery. Parker, 75, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. He was an Army veteran of World War II and taught school in Pike and Upson counties. He was a member of Molena Baptist Church. 

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Daniel Parker; children Timm Parker of Miami and Jon Parker of Buford; and granddaughter Samantha Parker.

Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home in Thomaston has charge of arrangements. 
 

Howard Ryle 
 

HAZLEHURST - Services for Howard David Ryle will be at 2 p.m. today in Miles Funeral Home. Ryle, 71, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. An Air Force veteran, he was retired from Ford Motor Co. as service manager. He was a member of Bridgeford Church of God.

Survivors include his daughter Wanda Ryle of Fort White, Fla.; sisters and brother June Kelly of Pinetta, Fla., Jessie Foskey of Broxton and Doris Stone of Brunswick; brother Esker Ryle of Hortense; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. 
 

Mary Sampson 
 

CORDELE - Services for Mary Ramsey Smith Sampson will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Church of Christ with burial in Westview Cemetery. Sampson, 64, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001. 

Survivors include her children Charlene Shorter, Arlene Jimmerson, Brenda Sampson, Jerome Wiggins, Curtis Sampson, all of Cordele, Robert Ramsey, James Sampson, Ronnie Sampson and John Sampson, all of New Jersey, and Alex B. Sampson of Boston.

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

William Street 
 

FORT VALLEY - Services for William Robert Street will be at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Hicks and Sons Mortuary, Fort Valley, with burial in Willowlake Memorial Gardens. Street, 46, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001. He was formerly employed at Ruby Young Grocery, Robins Air Force Base and Reid Paving Co. He was a member of Greater Springfield Baptist Church in Warner Robins and former member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Battle Street; daughter Tambria Battle of Macon; mother Lucy Mae Henderson of Roberta; sisters Julia Washington of Roberta, Gloria Hardy and Pauline Presley of Warner Robins, and Linda Byas of Macon; grandmother Era Street of Ashland, Ala.; and two grandchildren.

Family will be at 445 Tanglewood Road, Roberta. 
 

Willene Walker 
 

FITZGERALD - Services for Willene Young Walker will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Paulk Funeral Home with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Walker, 80, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001. She was formerly employed at Sewell's Upholstery, The Fair Store, Belk's, Allied Department Store and B.C. Moore's, and was a sales lady at Friedlander's. She was a member of West Side Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Wiley Walker of Fitzgerald, and Fran Smith and Nadine Sizemore, both of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sister Juanita Johnson of Fitzgerald; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Mary Whitfield 
 

ADRIAN - Services for Mary Angie Gerrald Whitfield will be at 4 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church of Swainsboro with burial in Alderman Family Cemetery, Bulloch County. Whitfield, 51, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001. She was a third-grade teacher at Swainsboro Elementary School and was a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, Dennis Whitfield; children Wendi Ricks of Adrian and Amy Whitfield of Midville; parents the Rev. Inman and Telmalee Gerrald of Swainsboro; sisters Lynn Grindler of Swainsboro, Junan Hall of Blackshear, Jenny Knight of Adrian and Marcia Brown of Worthen; and two grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary, Swainsboro. Memorials may be made to Swainsboro Elementary School PTO. 
 

Kathryn Wilkes 
 

VIDALIA - Services for Kathryn Rebecca Wilkes will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Center United Methodist Church. Wilkes, 90, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. She was a retired nurse and member of Center United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her nieces Mildred Perkins Deodati, Wynelle Wilkes Scott, Mary Nell Fletcher, Barbara Ann Smith, Margaret Galbreath Pittman, Montyne Wilkes Harris, Coroline Galbreath Merritt and Liz Galbreath Broadfoot.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight in Murchison Funeral Home.

BEDINGFIELD, Rev. Warren: 80, of Macon, died Feb. 7, 2001, in a local hospital. Services will be announced later by Crest Lawn Funeral Home. 

MONROE, William Edwin Jr.: 72, of Eatonton, died Feb. 6, 2001. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Crest Lawn Funeral Home with burial in Macon Memorial Park. Rev. Robert M. Hicks will officiate. Mr. Monroe was born in Morgan Co. Georgia. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church. He was a pneumatic gunsmith with Paslode Corp. in the service of Horton Homes Inc. He owned and operated Monroe Garage in Macon for several years before moving to Eatonton, Georgia. He was preceded in death by a son, William E. Monroe III. Survivors: wife, Vivian H. Monroe of Eatonton; son, Mark D. Monroe of Woodstock, Ga., and Michael A. Monroe of Edenton, N.C.; daughter, Elizabeth Monroe Hodorowski of Kennesaw; five grandchildren; brother M. Doyle Monroe of Franklin, N.C.; and sisters Mary Lois Osborne and Earline Hicks, both of Macon, and Joyce Pierce of Laurenberg, N.C. Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God Building Fund, 1534 Tucker Road, Macon, Ga. 31220. Visitation: Thursday from 6-9 in the funeral home. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

CARSON, Martha Jeanette: formerly of Ridge Road, Twiggs County, died Tuesday, February 6, 2001. Graveside services will be held Saturday, February 10, 2001, at 3:00PM at Macon Memorial Park. Visitation: Friday from 7:00PM until 9:00PM at Hart's Mortuary. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Macon, GA 31201. Mrs. Carson attended Avondale Baptist Church. Survivors: Sons, A. L. Carson, Jr. of Eatonton, Jonathan W. Carson of Macon, and W. D. Carson of Gray; Daughters, Jeanne Sheffield of Marietta and Karen Harper of Carnesville; Sisters, Margaret Hatcher of Macon and Marianne Callaway of Memphis, TN; 10 Grandchildren; 15 Great-grandchildren. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

DUCKWORTH, Jesse M.: 73, of 119 North Wellington Drive, died Monday, February 5, 2001 in a local hospital. Services were held Wednesday, February 7, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary with the Reverend Joe McDaniel officiating. Burial was private. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 804 Cherry Street, Macon, GA 31201. Hart's Mortuary had charge of arrangements. 

HESTER, William "Bill": 54, died Sunday, February 4, 2001 in a local hospital. Graveside services were held Wednesday, February 7, 2001, at 2:00PM at Macon Memorial Park with the Reverend Alan Wheeler officiating. Hart's Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

MANNING, William Sinkler: of 110 Idle Hour Drive, died at the residence on Monday, February 5, 2001. Mr. Manning, a native of Spartanburg, SC, 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 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; Step-grandchildren, Hayley Mallary of Macon, Jack Durkin and Patrick Durkin, both of Chicago; Sister, Virginia Manning Moses of Spartanburg, SC; Several nieces and nephews.

The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Christ Church Organ Fund, 538 Walnut Street, Macon, GA 31201, or to The Church of the Advent in Spartanburg. Services were held on Wednesday, February 7, 2001, at 3:00PM at Christ Church in Macon. A private burial will be in the Churchyard at The Church of the Advent in Spartanburg. Hart's Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

NEWTON, J. Quinton: 81, of 2901 Southshore Drive, died Tuesday, February 6, 2001. Services will be held Thursday, February 8, 2001, at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary with Dr. Ben Haygood and the Reverend Ron Holland officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the residence. 

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 Reverend P. M. Newton of Macon; 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, February 4, 2001 in a local hospital. Services were held Wednesday, February 7, 2001 at 11:00AM at Vineville Baptist Church with Dr. Bill Hardee and the Reverend Sam Scarborough officiating. Burial was 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 Avenue, Macon, GA 31204 or to the American Heart Association, 363 Pierce Avenue, Macon, GA 31204. Hart's Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

GILL, William G.: 68, of Macon, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Nunneley Funeral Home, Louisville, Ky., with burial in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. He worked at Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Gill of Macon; children Michael Gill of Macon, Karen Roberts of Forsyth and Kimberly King of Macon; grandchildren Kortney Roberts, Cory Adkins and Zackary Roberts and Canyon King; stepbrother and stepsisters Wayne Schulz, Rhonda Williamson, Tonya Clark and Diane Willis of Louisville, Ky. Visitation: 7-9 Thursday in Monroe County Memorial Chapel in Forsyth. Monroe County Memorial Chapel 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. The Rev. Rex Odom will officiate. Family will be at the residence, 3380 Mary Drive, Macon, Ga. 31204. Memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 3350 Hillcrest Ave., Macon, Ga. 31204. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has 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. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements. 


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