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Betty Akridge 
 

STILLMORE - Services for Betty Jean "Mat Bet" Akridge will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Shady Baptist Church with burial in Sims Warren Cemetery. Akridge, 68, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001. She was a homemaker and member of Church of God.

Survivors include her children Jane Garris of Adrian, June Cowart of Twin City, Peggie Akridge of Rockledge, Frances Braswell of Olifftown, Janet Akridge, Lewis Akridge, Jimmy Akridge and James Akridge, all of Stillmore, and Ricky Akridge, Jerry Akridge and Tammy Green, all of Swainsboro; sisters and brothers Wanda Bird, Clarence Jones, Bill Jones and Bobby Jones, all of Stillmore, Gene Jones of McCormick, S.C., Willene Newman of Swainsboro and Nita Potteridge of Wrens; 30 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary in Swainsboro has charge of arrangements. 
 

Eleanor Alexander 
 

SPARTA - Services for Eleanor Alexander will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Mount Zion Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Alexander, 76, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001.

Survivors include her children Arthur Alexander of Miami, Hattie Alexander, Elvira Liverman of New York City, Nadine Alexander of Milledgdeville, Gloria McDonald, Jasmine Alexander of Sparta, Shemica Alexander of Warrenton; brothers and sisters Bill Warren, Joe Warren and Louise Davis, all of New Jersey, and Virginia Alexander of Union Point; 22 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Ingram Brothers Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Margaret Baker 
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Margaret Anne Baker will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be private. Baker, 78, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001. She was born in Fitchburg, Mass., and had lived in Warner Robins the past two years, moving from Cookeville, Tenn. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Anna Connors Sasser and stepdaughter of the late Thomas Fitzgibbon. She was an executive secretary with the Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency in Cookeville. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Edmund R. Baker Sr.; children Linda Globig of Gray, Mary Williams of Lapeer, Mich., Joyce Scott of San Antonio, Texas, Patrice Steele of Caro, Mich., Sarah Brookes of Tucson, Ariz., and Maggie Baker of Bedford, N.H., and Edmund Baker of Warner Robins; sister and brothers Marie Sasser-Barr of Muskegon, Mich., Robert Fitzgibbon of California and Donald Fitzgibbon of Clinton Township, Mich.; and 10 grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 121 S. Tamie Circle, Kathleen. Bridges Funeral Home in Gray has charge of arrangements. 
 

Curtis Beard 
 

Services for Curtis Beard will be at 3 p.m. today 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 Macedonia Baptist Church and the 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. 
 

The Rev. Warren Bedingfield 
 

LIZELLA - Services for the Rev. Warren Bedingfield will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Crest Lawn Funeral Home, Macon, with burial in Macon Memorial Park. Bedingfield, 80, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, in a local hospital. Born in Laurens County, he graduated from Mercer University and the New Orleans Theological Seminary. An Air Force veteran, he retired as a lieutenant colonel after 20 years of service. He was pastor of several churches in Griffin including Oak Hill Baptist Church and Highland Baptist Church. He was a member of Tattnall Square Baptist Church where he was associate pastor for several years.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Bedingfield; children Randall Bedingfield of Macon, Barry Bedingfield of Twiggs County and Kim Marie Cox of Stone Mountain; brother James Walter Bedingfield of Columbus; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in the funeral home and may be contacted at 5720 Wayne Drive. Memorials may be made to Tattnall Square Baptist Church Building Fund, 4925 Zebulon Road, Macon 31201. 
 

C.W. Blackshear 
 

ATLANTA - Services for C.W. Blackshear will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Piney Grove Baptist Church, Bleckley County, with burial in the church cemetery. Blackshear, 66, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001. He was born in Bleckley County, son of the late John and Sarah H. Blackshear. He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughter Ruth Blackshear of Houston, Texas; brothers and sisters Ella M. Bullard, Callie Nelson, Robert Blackshear and Sylvester Blackshear, all of Cochran, Christine Jones of Jeffersonville, Johnny Blackshear of Cincinnati and the Rev. Demaster Blackshear of Atlanta; and companion Virginia Franklin.

The family may be contacted at 207 A St., Cochran. The body will be in the church at 1 p.m. Friendly Funeral Home in Cochran has charge of arrangements. 
 

Dioinete Bonner 
 

Services for Dioinete Bonner, infant son of Shantora Bonner and Darius Sands, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home with burial in Saints Rest Cemetery. Dioinete died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001.

Survivors, other than his parents, include his brothers Kevin Bonner, Jandarius Neal and Kioinete Bonner; and grandparents Albert Bonner, David Sands and Brenda Pleas, all of Macon. 
 

Kenterry Brown 
 

DAVISBORO - Services for Kenterry Brown will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Brown, 22, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001. He was a machine operator.

Survivors include his children Shonterria Kitchens and Keambernique Brown; mother Rita Brown; father John Brown; stepfather Theotis Mountain; brother and sisters Corey Brown of McRae, Crushika Mountain of Davisboro, Tawana Brown of Connecticut and Shataria Lattimore of Sandersville; and grandparents Lois Brown of New York City and Lavena Brown of Davisboro.

M.C. Smith Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Martha Carson 
 

TWIGGS COUNTY - Services for Martha Jeanette Carson will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Macon Memorial Park. Carson died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. She attended Avondale Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children A.L. Carson Jr. of Eatonton, Jonathan Carson of Macon, W.D. Carson of Gray, Jeanne Sheffield of Marietta and Karen Harper of Carnesville; sisters Margaret Hatcher of Macon and Marianne Callaway of Memphis, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Hart's Mortuary. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association. 
 

Eula Casteel 
 

Services for Eula D. Casteel will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Crest Lawn Funeral Home with burial in Forsyth City Cemetery. Casteel, 97, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001. The widow of Arthor Casteel, she was a member of Servants Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children the Rev. Bill Casteel and Ophelia Coleman, both of Macon, and Ruth Bullard of Cumming; sister Grace Cox of Milledgeville; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in the funeral home and may be contacted at 2833 Skyline Drive. 
 

John Childs 
 

UNADILLA - Services for John Wesley Childs will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Forest Chapel Baptist Church, Pinehurst, with burial in the church cemetery. Childs, 89, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. He was a deacon and church secretary over 20 years, was superintendent of the Sunday School over 20 years and vice chairman of the deacon board.

Survivors include his children Johnnie Echoles, Evelyn Newsome, Elowes Turner, Della Turner, Juanita Hughes of Orlando, Fla., Rev. Edward Childs of Atlanta, Mildred Henderson of Macon, Louise Linkhorn, Robert Childs of Unadilla; sister Mary Little of Orlando, Fla.; 24 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

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

Michael Clark 
 

MONTEZUMA - Services for Michael Bledsoe Clark will be at 11 a.m. today in First Baptist Church with burial in Bertha Dozier Memorial Cemetery. Clark, 45, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. He was born in Macon County, son of the late Martha Sue Bledsoe Clark. He was owner of Clark Repair Shop and was a 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 L. Clark, both of Montezuma; father Buddy Clark of Vidalia; and sisters Pam Humber of Columbus and Elaine DeLoach of Vidalia.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Transportation Fund, P.O. Box 357, Montezuma 31063. Watson Mathews Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Florine Collier 
 

COCHRAN - Memorial services for Florine Collier will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Fisher Funeral Home. Collier, 79, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. She was retired from the Bleckley County A.S.C.S. office. She attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Hawkinsville.

Survivors include her sisters Frances C. Perkins and Inez C. Ware, both of Cochran.

The family will receive friends Saturday following services and may be contacted at the Perkins residence on Macon Highway, Cochran.

Memorials may be made to PANCAN, P.O. Box 4809, Palos Verdes, Calif. 90274. 
 

Carl Gentry 
 

ELKO - Services for Carl Daniel Gentry will be at 9:30 a.m. today in First Baptist Church of Perry with burial in at 10 a.m. Saturday in Sylvan Abbey Cemetery. Gentry, 88, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Dot Hardy Sunday School Class. He was a former member, deacon and Sunday School teacher at Skycrest Baptist Church in Clearwater, Fla., and was a former Southern Baptist Missionary to Venezuela.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah Gentry; children Roy Gentry of Elko and Sarah Gentry of Staunton, Va.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 9 a.m. today in the church. Memorials may be made to Central Missionary Clearing House, Attn: John Mitchell-Honduras, P.O. Box 12964, Houston, Texas 77217 or First Baptist Church of Perry, 1105 Main St., Perry 31069. McCullough Funeral Home in Warner Robins has charge of arrangements. 
 

Lillie George 
 

FORT VALLEY - Services for Lillie Mae Lucas George will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Cool Spring Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. George died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001. She worked at Duke and Lane Packing Co. She was a member of Cool Spring Baptist Church and gospel choir. She was a member of Fort Valley Neighborhood Watch, PEO Service for Senior Citizens and the Fort Valley Housing Authority.

Survivors include her husband, Charles George; children Gwendolyn Lucas and Beverly George of Fort Valley; brother and sister Henry Lucas of Alabama and Cora Turner of Decatur; and three grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 135 Tabor Circle. C.J. Edwards Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Willie Gladdin 
 

WARTHEN - Services for Willie Mae Gladdin will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Mount Olive Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Gladdin, 72, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001. She was a homemaker and member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Pinkie Lawrence, Amanda Lawrence, Annie Lee Gladdin, Annie Julie Gladdin, Virginia Gladdin, Zenia Gladdin, Carolyn Gladdin, Sammie Gladdin and Calvin Gladdin, all of Warthen, William Gladdin of Sandersville and Jeffery Gladdin of Sparta; brother Famon Lawrence Jr. of Sandersville; 25 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

Essie Grier 
 

SPARTA - Services for Essie W. Grier will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Union Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Grier, 54, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001.

Survivors include her children Antoine Grier, Kelvin Ingram and Paula Grier, all of Sparta; and brother and sisters Edward Wingfield Jr., Virginia Wingfield, Catherine Hatcher and Ruthie Duggan, all of Sparta.

Ingram Brothers Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Eleanor Gunnoe 
 

ELLAVILLE - Services for Eleanor Louise Gunnoe will be at 3 p.m. today in Ellaville Cemetery. Gunnoe died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001. She was retired from food service at Edenfield and was a member of Andrew Chapel Methodist Church. She was the widow of Willard Gunnoe.

Survivors include her children Frenchie Newcomb and Jan Vasil, both of Ellaville, Willard Gunnoe III of Garretsville, Ohio, Dana Gunnoe of Mantua, Ohio, Chet Gunnoe of Twinsburg, Ohio, and Martin Gunnoe of Ravenna, Ohio; sister Sharon Harrison of Florida; 24 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Watson-Giddens Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Ancer Jackson 
 

AMERICUS - Services for Ancer "A.C." Collis Jackson will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Eastview Cemetery. Jackson, 87, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001. He was a retired construction worker.

Survivors include his children Mary Johnson of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Ernestine Dixie of Orlando, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel has charge of arrangements. 
 

Mildred Jones 
 

DUBLIN - Services for Mildred Jones will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Williams Chapel Baptist Church with burial in Dudley Memorial Cemetery. Jones, 59, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. She worked at Colleen's Bridal Shop as a seamstress and was previously employed at Vatco Inc. and Oxford of Dublin. She was president of the senior usher board of Williams Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Oscar Jones; children Terrie Jones of Macon, Anthony Jones Sr. and Soynia Walden, both of Dublin, Brenda Griffin of Raleigh, N.C., and Nina Endow of Atlanta; mother Lula Lewis of East Dublin; sisters Rita McLendon of Opa-Locka, Fla., Lena Rhyne of Dublin and Annie Plummer of East Dublin; and several grandchildren.

The family will be at 1000 S. Washington St. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Dublin Garden Club or Williams Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund. Dudley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Lila Lee 
 

TROY, Ala. - Services for Lila Lee will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Enon Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Lee, 85, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001. 

Survivors include her children Robert Sheppard of Troy, Sylvia Pouncey of Lapine and Dwight Lee of Macon; brother and sister G.T. Austin of Banks and Lela Whindham of Troy; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Dillard Funeral Home, Troy. 
 

Hubert Maddox 
 

Services for Hubert "Leonard" Maddox will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Hart's Mortuary with burial in Baker Cemetery, Twiggs County. Maddox, 72, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001. An Army veteran, he was retired from Robins Air Force Base. 

Survivors include his children Deborah Maddox and Patricia Huckaby, both of Warner Robins, Martha Crosby of Macon, Hubert Maddox Jr. of Shady Dale, David Maddox of Macon, Linda Chavez of Warner Robins, Elaine Chastain of Sautee, Connie Sickle of Kathleen, Mary Clements of Eufaula, Ala., Emma Floyd of Albertville, Ala., Charles Maddox and Lovie Maddox, both of Warner Robins; brother Claude Maddox of Macon; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Eddie Mann 
 

EATONTON - Services for Eddie Wayne Mann will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Freedom Church, Milledgeville, with burial in Scenic Memorial Gardens. Mann, 52, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001. He was an electrician with Georgia Power and member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was a coach with the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Recreation Department.

Survivors include his children Kimberly Roberts of Sparta, and DeAnna Mann and Mendi Mann, both of Milledgeville; mother Myrtle Vice of Rome; brothers and sister Carl Vice, Rhonda Long, Randall Mann and Jerry Mann., all of Rome; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight in Moores Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Guillain-Barre Syndrome Foundation, P.O. Box 262, Winnewood, Pa. 19096. 
 

George Miller 
 

CORDELE - Services for George Miller will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Mount Zion First African Baptist Church with burial in Bethel Cemetery. Miller, 64, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001. 

Survivors include his children Margaret Hudson, Shirley Cross, Loretta Cross, Robert Cross, David Cross, James Cross Jr., Eddie Morgan, Lottie Wilson, Ruby Bell and Leroy Dennard; sisters and brother Mary Miller, Lillie Gray, Shirley Miller and David Miller; companion Mittie Dennard; 38 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

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

Hattie Morgan 
 

EASTMAN - Services for Hattie Lou King Morgan will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Mount Calvary Baptist Church with burial in Eastman City Cemetery. Morgan, 88, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001. A dress maker, she was the daughter of the late Grant and Victoria King. She was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include Dr. Oscar Sistrunk of Orlando, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Hamilton-Burch Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Rose Moye 
 

Services for Rose Mary Moye will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Jones Brothers Eastlawn Memorial Chapel with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Moye, 56, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. She was a homemaker and attended Fulton Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Henry Moye Jr. of Flint, Mich., Deborah Moye, Tonya Stanley and Keith Moye, all of Macon; father Dave Burney of Macon; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 237 Moughon St. 
 

Frank Murdock 
 

COCHRAN - Services for Frank Murdock will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Macedonia Baptist Church, Dodge County, with burial at 3 p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery. Murdock, 68, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001. An Air Force veteran, he was retired from Robins Air Force Base and was former owner of Red Dog Farm. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Murdock; daughter Cynthia Barnett of Roanoke, Va.; brother Delon Murdock of Raeford, N.C.; stepchildren Ann Watson, Kim Hvizdzak and Pam Durham, all of Kathleen, Bill Woodard of Brunswick and Cindy Gollomp of Loveland, Ohio; and 16 stepgrandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Fisher Funeral Home and may be contacted at the residence on Red Dog Farm Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, 1100 Macedonia Church Road, Cochran 31014. 
 

Elfleta Myrick 
 

SMITHVILLE - Services for Elfleta Myrick will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Jerusalem Grove Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Myrick, 84, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her children Mattie Myrick, Evelyn Solomon, Thomas Myrick, Linda Thompson, Henry Myrick and Jacqueline Myrick; sister Odessa Little of Americus; 50 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Barnum Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Mary Peck 
 

Services for Mary E. "Big Ma" Peck will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Mount Cilla Springs Baptist Church, Danville, with burial in the church cemetery. Peck, 83, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. She was a member and mother of Mount Cilla Springs Baptist Church, usher board, and president of the choir and WMBS Society. She was the widow of E.L. Peck.

Survivors include her children Daisy Blash of Waterbury, Conn., William Peck of Macon and Christine Blue of Tampa, Fla.; brothers Timothy Surry of St. Petersburg, Fla., Rufus Surrey of Hillcrest Heights, Md.; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The family may be contacted at 3771 Davis Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mount Cilla Springs Baptist Church Building Fund. Glover Memorial Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 
 

Mattie Phelps 
 

BUTLER - Services for Mattie Pearl Phelps will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Westside Church of God in Christ with burial in Pine Level Baptist Church Cemetery, Talbotton. Phelps, 42, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2001. She was a homemaker and member of Westside Church of God in Christ.

Survivors include her children Mandrake Phelps of Butler and Lorriane Pleasant of Norfolk, Va.; mother Julia Bell Phelps of Butler; and sister and brothers Bessie Brown and Johnny Bunkley, both of Mauk, and Willie Phelps of Butler.

The family may be contacted at Robinson Road, Route 2, Box 514. Lofton-McDougald Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Janie Rhodes 
 

MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Janie D. Rhodes will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Pierce Memorial United Methodist Church, Sparta, with burial in Sally Hill Cemetery. Rhodes, 69, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. She was an office manager at Sparta Dental Associates and member of Pierce Memorial United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her daughter Patricia Frazier of Macon; grandchildren James Frazier and Mandy Limbaugh of Macon; and a great-granddaughter Macey Limbaugh of Macon.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Williams White Columns Funeral Home. The body will be in the church at 10 a.m. 
 

Jeremy Taylor 
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Jeremy Corben Taylor, infant son of David and Tina Taylor, will be at 1 p.m. today in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Huntsville, Ala. Jeremy died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his sister and brother Tiffany Taylor and Timothy Taylor, both of Warner Robins; and grandparents Patricia Elders and Robert Ivey of Killen, Ala., and Wanda Perkins of Florence, Ala.

Heritage Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Martha Walker 
 

SPARTA - Services for Martha L. Walker will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in St. Galilee Baptist Church with burial in Faith Apostolic Church Cemetery. Walker, 54, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001.

Survivors include her children Luther Huff Jr., Tracey Huff, Teresa Lewis, Jacqueline Ivey, Dennis Huff and Emanuel Huff, all of Sparta, Philip Huff, Jerri Childs, Mamie Huff, Janice Washington and Diana Crawford, all of Atlanta, and Jeanette Tillman of Douglas; mother Martha Jackson of Sparta; brothers and sister Gus Ruff and Jessie Ruff, both of Ohio, Bennie Ruff, Eddie Ruff, Robert Ruff and Mary Wilson, all of Sparta; and 12 grandchildren.

Ingram Brothers Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Harold Wallace 
 

Services for Harold H. Wallace will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Wallace, 70, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001. A veteran of the Army Corps of Engineers, he served during the Korean War and was the recipient of the Bronze Star. A Baptist, he was also retired from Robins Air Force Base as a supervisor of computers.

Survivors include his wife, Imogene A. Wallace; children Rebecca Register of Byron and Roberta Leggett and Paul Wallace, both of Macon; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Crest Lawn Funeral Home and may be contacted at 1321 Allen Way North. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Central Georgia, P.O. Box 6533, Macon 31208. 
 

Earnest Waters Jr. 
 

AMERICUS - Services for Earnest Waters Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Inspirational Church by Faith with burial in Mount Creek AME Cemetery. Waters, 68, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001.

Survivors include his daughter Virginia Moore of Americus; sisters and brothers Maggie Greene, Jessie Waters, Arthur Waters and Eddie Waters; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Barnum Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Beatrice West 
 

MONTEZUMA - Services for Beatrice West will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in New Hope Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. West died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. She was retired from Southern Frozen Foods and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter Doris McKenzie of Montezuma; sisters and brothers Willie West, Ellen Byrom, Robert West and Edgar West, all of Montezuma, Frederick West of Jackson, Esther Ragin of Americus and Curla McKenzie of Buffalo, N.Y.; stepbrothers and stepsisters Marvis Whitehead, Anna Woolfork and Amos Whitehead, all of Montezuma, Mazelle McKenzie of Utica, N.Y., Nathaniel Whitehead of Jonesboro, Irene Johnson of College Park and Cleveland Whitehead of Lithonia; a grandchild; and three great-grandchildren.

West's Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 
 

The Rev. Kevin Wright Sr. 
 

TAMPA, Fla. - Services for the Rev. Kevin F. Wright Sr. will be at noon Saturday in St. Mark Baptist Church, Vienna, with burial in Mount Lawn Memorial Park, Raleigh, N.C. Wright, 41, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001. An Army veteran, he worked at Planning Technologies. He was a member of Revealing Truth Ministries of Tampa.

Survivors include his children Jillian Wright, La'Qunadra Hardrick and LaTravis Cobb, all of Tampa; mother Peggy Wright of Raleigh; grandmother Frances Lewis of Raleigh; and three grandchildren.

Alvie Coes Funeral Home in Unadilla has charge of arrangements.99 
 

Vivian Wright 
 

TAMPA, Fla. - Services for Vivian D. "Tib-bit" Wright will be at noon Saturday in St. Mark Baptist Church, Vienna, with burial in Vienna City Cemetery. Wright, 43, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001. She was born in Dooly County, daughter of the late Willie Cobb Sr. She was a Navy veteran. She was a member of Revealing Truth Ministries of Tampa, where she was a teacher for the youth ministry.

Survivors include her children L'Quandra Hardrick, Jillian Wright and LaTravis Cobb, all of Tampa; mother Willie Mae Cobb of Vienna; brothers and sisters Willie Cobb Jr. and Juliette Howard, both of Miami, Gary Cobb of Basharon, Texas, Josephine Hopkins of Opa-Locka, Fla., Rudene Woolfork of Unadilla, Faye Ross of Augusta, Lilly Cobb of Cordele, and Gale Anderson and Irma Cobb, both of Vienna; and three grandchildren.
Alvie Coes Funeral Home in Unadilla has charge of arrangements.

BAKER, Margaret Anne: 78, of Warner Robins, died Feb. 7, 2001, in a local hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Warner Robins. Burial will be private. Family will be at the residence of Edmund R. Baker Jr., 121 S. Tamie Circle, Kathleen. Mrs. Baker was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and had lived in Warner Robins for the past two years, coming from Cookeville, Tennessee. She was the daughter of the late Daniel Sasser and Anna Connors Sasser and stepdaughter of the late Thomas Fitzgibbon. Mrs. Baker was an executive secretary with the Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency in Cookeville, Tennessee. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warner Robins. Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by her siblings, Bernard Sasser, Daniel Sasser, Marcella Sasser and Robert Sasser, as well as Thomas Fitzgibbon and William Fitzgibbon. Survivors include her husband, Edmund R. Baker Sr. of Warner Robins; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Thomas Globig of Gray, Mary and Rick Williams of Lapeer, MI, Joyce and James Scott of San Antonio, TX, Patrice and Mark Steele, Caro, MI, Sarah and Michael Brookes of Tucson, AZ, Maggie Baker of Bedford, NH; son and daughter-in-law, Edmund and April Baker of Warner Robins; sister Marie Sasser-Barr of Muskegon, MI; brothers, Robert Fitzgibbon of California, and Donald and Helen Fitzgibbon of Clinton Township, MI; and 10 grandchildren. "At a certain moment a doctor will determine that my brain has ceased to function and that, for all intents and purposes, my life has stopped. When that happens, do not attempt to instill artificial life into my body by the use of a machine. And don't call this my 'deathbed.' Call it my 'bed of life,' and let my body be taken from it to help others lead fuller lives." "Give my sight to a man who has never seen a sunrise, a baby's face or love in the eyes of a woman. Give my heart to a person whose own heart has caused nothing but endless days of pain. Give my blood to a teenager who has been pulled from the wreckage of his car, so that he might live to see his grandchildren play. Give my kidneys to one who depends on a machine to exist from week to week. Take my bones, every muscle, every fiber and nerve in my body and find a way to make a crippled child walk. Explore every corner of my brain. Take my cells, if necessary, and let them grow so that someday a speechless boy will shout at the crack of a bat and a deaf girl will hear the sound of rain against her windows." "Burn what is left of me and scatter the ashes to the winds to help the flowers grow. If you must bury something let it be my faults, my weaknesses and all prejudice against my fellow man. Give my soul to God. If by chance you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I will live forever." - Robert N. Test. Bridges Funeral Home in Gray has charge of arrangements.

BEDINGFIELD, Rev. Warren: 80, of 5720 Wayne Drive, Lizella, died Wednesday in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday 11 a.m. in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with burial in Macon Memorial Park. The Rev. Andy Oxford and Rev. Aubry Estes will officiate. Rev. Bedingfield was born in Laurens County and was educated in the theology field. He was a graduate of Mercer University and the New Orleans Theological Seminary. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and retired as lieutenant colonel with 20 years of service. Rev. Bedingfield served as pastor of several churches in Griffin to include Oak Hill Baptist Church and Highland Baptist Church. He was a member of Tattnall Square Baptist Church where he served for several years as associate pastor. Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Bedingfield of Lizella; sons, Randall Bedingfield of Macon, Barry Bedingfield of Twiggs County; daughter and son-in-law, Kim Marie and Stephen Cox of Stone Mountain; five grandchildren, Amanda, Cherie, Adam, Benjamin and Matteus; brother and sister-in-law, James Walter and Mikel Bedingfield of Columbus; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Bedingfield of Moultrie and Mary Al Bedingfield of Cadwell. The family will be at the residence, 5720 Wayne Drive, Lizella, and receive friends at Crest Lawn Funeral Home Friday from 6-8. Contributions may be made to the Building Fund of Tattnall Square Baptist Church, 4925 Zebulon Road, Macon 31201. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

CASTEEL, Eula D.: 97, of Macon, died Thursday at his residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Crest Lawn with burial in Forsyth City Cemetery. Mrs. Casteel was born in Johnson County and lived in Macon for the past 20 years. She was a member of Servants Baptist Church and an avid cook and seamstress. She was the widow of Arthor Casteel. Survivors: son, the Rev. Bill Casteel of Macon daughters, Ophelia Coleman of Macon and Ruth Bullard of Cumming; sister Grace Cox of Milledgeville; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation: Friday from 6-8 in the funeral home. Family will be at 2833 Skyline Drive. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 

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. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

WALLACE, Harold H.: 70, of Macon, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at his residence. Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Rev. Herbert Williams and Rev. Paul Lavender will officiate. Mr. Wallace was born in Hall County and had lived in Macon for the past 42 years. He was retired from Robins Air Force Base as a supervisor with computers. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, serving in Korean and received the bronze star. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Imogene Anderson Wallace of Macon; children Rebecca Register of Byron, Roberta Leggett of Macon and Paul Wallace of Macon; four grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Central Georgia, P.O. Box 6533, Macon 31208. Visitation: Friday from 7-9 in the funeral home. Family will be at 1321 Allen Way North. 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 with the Reverend Mark Johnson officiating. 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.

MADDOX, Hubert "Leonard": 72, of 4182 Worsham Avenue, died Wednesday, February 7, 2001, at his residence. Services will be held Saturday, February 10, 2001, at 11 AM in the chapel of Hart's Mortuary. Burial will be in Baker Cemetery, Twiggs County. The family may be contacted at the residence. Visitation: Friday from 7 until 9 p.m. at Hart's Mortuary. Mr. Maddox was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was retired from Robins Air Force Base. He was a Baptist. Survivors: children, Deborah Maddox and Patricia Huckaby, both of Warner Robins, Martha Crosby of Macon, Hubert L. Maddox Jr. of Shadydale, GA, David James Maddox of Macon, Linda Chavez of Warner Robins, Elaine Chastain of Sautee, GA, Connie Sickle of Kathleen, GA, Mary Clements of Eufala, AL, Emma Floyd of Albertville, AL, Charles Maddox and Lovie Maddox, both of Warner Robins; 18 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Claude M. Maddox of Macon. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.


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