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Willie Ayers 
 

DUBLIN - Services for Willie Mae Meeks Ayres will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Townsend Brothers Funeral Home with burial in Northview Cemetery. Ayres, 81, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, in a Dublin nursing home. A lifelong resident of Laurens County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. N.D. Meeks and the late Mary Ellis Meeks. The widow of Burton Ayers, she was a homemaker and of the Nazarene faith. 

Survivors include her brother Asbury Meeks of Rockledge; stepchildren Frank Ayers, Jimmy Ayers and Chuck Ayers, all of Dublin, and Bill Ayers of Augusta; three grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family may be contacted at the home of Robert and Judy Smith, 1301 Susan Lane, Dublin. 
 

Calli Batson 
 

Services for Calli Grace Batson will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Batson, 4 months, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at a local hospital. 

Survivors include her parents, Russell and Debbie Batson of Macon; grandparents, William "Pappy" Waltman, Judy Batson and Lin Batson, all of Macon; brother Caleb Batson of Macon; and sister Lindsey Batson of Macon.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family may be contacted at 3347 Markwood Drive, Macon 31206. Memorials may be made to the Children's Hospital, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, 777 Hemlock St., Box 38, Macon 31208. 
 

Horace Bostwick 
 

EATONTON - Graveside services for Horace Marion Bostwick will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Magnolia Park Cemetery, Warner Robins. Bostwick, 79, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001. Born in Cecily, Italy, he was a World War II Army veteran. Bostwick was a member of the American Legion, the Moose Lodge, the 25 Club of Moose and the Motor Boat Club of the Moose. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his companion, Alice Lanier of Eatonton; daughter Gloria Jones of McDonough; one grandchild; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at McCullough Funeral Home, Warner Robins. 
 

Myron Bryant 
 

FORSYTH - Services for Myron Douglas "Doug" Bryant will be at 3 p.m. today at Forsyth First Assembly of God with burial in Monroe Hills Memorial Gardens. Bryant, 85, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Monroe County Hospital. Born in Rains County, Texas, he was the son of the late Marvin Bryant and the late Winnie Vaughn Bryant. He was a retired horticulturist and a World War II Army veteran. Bryant was a member of Forsyth First Assembly of God, the Gideons International, the Forsyth and Monroe County Lions Club, and AARP. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Texas A&M.

Survivors include his wife, Llelwyn Bryant of Forsyth; children Judy Star of Smarr, Rebecca Thornton of Forsyth, David Bryant and Rachael Phillips, both of Albuquerque, N.M.; brother Maurice Bryant of Emory, Texas; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Gideons International, Monroe 1010 Gideon Camp, P.O. Box 613, Forsyth 31029, or to Forsyth First Assembly of God, 962 Juliette Road, Forsyth 31029. Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements. 
 

Mary Daniel Cliett 
 

Services for Mary Daniel Cliett will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Ash Street Church of God in Christ, with burial in Saints Rest Cemetery. Cliett, 74, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at a local hospital. Born in Twiggs County, she was the daughter of the late Mansfield and Louise Owens Daniel. She was educated in the Twiggs County and Bibb County school systems. Cliett was a retired custodian with Mercer University and was affiliated with the Sons & Daughters of Ruth Lodge No. 1. She was a member of Ash Street Church of God in Christ, where she was a member of the Mother Board and Usher Board.

Survivors include her children James H. Cliett Sr. of Cayce, S.C., Mary L. Dixon of Decatur, and Lauraetta Cliett and Dora McKinney, both of Macon; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in the chapel of Hutchings Funeral Home. The family may be contacted at 495 Pittman St. The body will be placed in the church at 1:45 p.m. Monday. 
 

Carl Fogarty 
 

Services for Carl Wendell Fogarty will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, with a private burial in Cannonville Baptist Church Cemetery, Wilcox County. Fogarty, 57, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, in Jeffersonville. A native of Wilcox County, he was the son of the late Jesse Fogarty. He had lived most of his life in Jones County. Fogarty was a self-employed maintenance worker and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Wilcox County.

Survivors include his mother, Vera P. Fogarty of Jeffersonville; sisters Shirley Glotzback of Macon and Wynona Truschka of Warner Robins; brothers Wilbur Fogarty of Dry Branch and Kenneth Fogarty of Warner Robins.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Reece Funeral Home, Jeffersonville. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Fogarty, 5120 Kaolin Heights Road, Dry Branch. 
 

Lee W. Fordham Jr. 
 

MILLEDGEVILLE - Graveside services for Lee W. Fordham Jr. will be at 3 p.m. today at Gibson City Cemetery, Gibson. Fordham, 74, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Oconee Regional Medical Center. Born in Laurens County, he was a retired auto mechanic and a member of Gibson First Baptist Church. Fordham was a World War II Army veteran and a resident of Georgia War Veterans Home.

Survivors include his son Dennis Fordham of Gainesville; brother Joe Fordham of Mitchell; sister Jean Rabun of Augusta; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Sheppard Funeral Home, Gibson, has charge of arrangements. 
 

Carl Gentry 
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Carl Daniel Gentry will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Perry. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Sylvan Abbey Cemetery, Clearwater, Fla., Gentry, 88, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at his home. A World War II Navy veteran, he was retired from the U.S. Postal Service Railway. Gentry was a member of the First Baptist Church of Perry, where he was a member of the Dot Hardy Sunday School Class. He was a charter member of the World War II Memorial Program and achieved the rank of master gardener in Florida. Gentry was a former member, deacon and Sunday School teacher at Skycrest Baptist Church in Clearwater, Fla. He was a former Southern Baptist missionary to Venezuela and the son of the late Wayne Gentry and the late Florence Gentry.

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

The family will receive friends from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to Central Missionary Clearing House, for John Mitchell-Honduras, P.O. Box 12964, Houston, Texas 77217; or to First Baptist Church of Perry, 1105 Main St., Perry 31069. 
 

Hannah Gibbs 
 

Graveside services for Hannah Madison Gibbs will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Macon Memorial Park. The daughter of Helen Janita Gibbs, she was the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George F. Gibbs.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 
 

Wilbur P. Goins 
 

Services for Wilbur P. Goins will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with burial in Macon Memorial Park. Goins, 76, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at his home. Born in Spalding County, he had lived in Macon most of his life. Goins was retired from Robins Air Force Base. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. Goins was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and American Legion posts 40 and 8.

Survivors include his son James Preston Goins Sr. of Smyrna; sister Ann Jones of Griffin; and one grandson.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family may be contacted at 2501 Kent Drive. 
 

W. Kinloch Gottwals 
 

PERRY - A memorial service for W. Kinloch Gottwals will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Westfield Schools. A private graveside service will be held at Macon Memorial Park, Macon. Gottwals, 55, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at his home. Born in Macon, he was the son of the late Charles W. Gottwals. He had lived in Perry for 25 years. Gottwals was a graduate of Willingham High School. In 1967 he received his bachelor's degree in education, cum laude, at the University of Georgia, where he was an honors program graduate and was named Most Outstanding Male Graduate in the College of Education. At the university, Gottwals was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi. He began teaching in Atlanta public schools. Gottwals taught French and history at Westfield Schools for 29 years, where he coached and sponsored numerous literary events. At Westfield he was named Star Teacher for 1993-94 and received the GISA Distinguished Service Award in 1996. He was a Catholic.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Gottwals Ballard of Macon; brother Charlie Mack Gottwals of Macon; half-brother Larry B. Ballard Sr. of Lizella; stepbrothers Bobby Joe Ballard, Walter E. Ballard and Raymond O. Ballard, all of Macon; stepsister Annette B. Ragan of Macon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Westfield Schools, P.O. Box 1241, Perry 31069. 
 

Margaret R. Harris 
 

MUSELLA - Graveside services for Margaret R. Harris will be at 2 p.m. today in Roberta City Cemetery. Harris, 79, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001. A lifelong resident of Crawford County, she was the widow of J.T. Harris. She was retired from Spillers Brothers Lumber Co., where she served as a secretary and bookkeeper for many years.

Survivors include her son Tony Harris of Musella; daughter Judy Harris Boyd of Griffin; sisters Mozelle Moore of Roberta and Mable McKinley of Perry; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Cart Fund, c/o Rotary Club, Griffin 30223. Goddard Funeral Home, Roberta, has charge of arrangements. 
 

Charlotte Jackson 
 

EATONTON - Services for Charlotte Jackson will be private. Jackson, 82, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, in a Macon hospital. Born in Norwood, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Emil French and the late Alice Black French. She had lived in Jackson for 14 years before moving to Eatonton seven months ago. She was a self-employed artist.

Survivors include her daughters Erin Cooper of Covington, Patricia Fowler of Eatonton, Sheila Stroup of Auburn and Kathleen Harper of Jackson; sons Dion Ireland of Locust Grove and Michael Ireland of Crystal River, Fla.; sister Agnes Gay of North Carolina; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at the residence, 310 Little River Trial, Eatonton. Bridges Funeral Home, Gray, has charge of arrangements. 
 

Michael D. Jackson 
 

DOUGLAS - Services for Michael D. Jackson will be at 3 p.m. today at Graham United Methodist Church, Graham, with burial in Hazlehurst City Cemetery. Jackson, 55, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001. A native of Houston, Texas, he was the son of the late Benjamin Mitchell Jackson and the late Esther Rever Jackson. He had lived in Graham and Hazlehurst most of his life before moving to Douglas four years ago. Jackson was the owner of Verlyn Enterprises and a member of Graham United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his daughter Tammy Baucom of Shannon, N.C.; son Doug Jackson of Graham; sister Tina Riner of Hazlehurst; and four grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at the Douglas Jackson residence, 2073 Holt Rentz Road, Hazlehurst. Miles Funeral Home, Hazlehurst, has charge of arrangements. 
 

Annie Johnson 
 

Services for Annie Pearl Poole Johnson will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at New Life Church of God, Perry, with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Johnson died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at an Atlanta hospital. A native of Peach County, she was the daughter of the late Mildred "Dot" and Ada Bell Poole. Johnson was a graduate of Ballard Hudson and the Red Cross Nursing School. She was a retired home health care provider. Johnson was a member of New Life Church of God, where she served on the Mothers Board.

Survivors include her husband, Fletcher Johnson Sr. of Macon; sons Fletcher Johnson Jr., Fredrick Lee Johnson, Marcus Jerome Johnson, Roy Lee Johnson and Ricky Terrell Johnson, all of Macon; sisters and brothers Elizabeth Collins, Thelma Holt, Evelyn Bass, Lucille Hollis, Emerson Poole, Willie Poole and Ulysses Poole, all of Macon, and Felton Poole of Roberta; and six grandchildren.

Richardson and Son Funeral Home, Warner Robins, has charge of arrangements. 
 

Betty Jones 
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Betty Jean Jones will be at 2 p.m. today at Central Baptist Church, with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Fort Valley. Jones, 66, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001. She was employed by Kingsford Nursing Home as a caretaker and had also been an Avon representative for many years. Jones was a member of Central Baptist Church's Singles III Sunday School Class. The widow of Lee Edward Jones, she was the daughter of the late James A. Davis Sr. and the late Pearl Davis.

Survivors include her son Jeff Jones of Warner Robins; daughter Diane Reid of Warner Robins; sister Maggie Ruth Bloodsworth of Fort Valley; brothers James A. Davis Jr. of Byron and William Davis of Macon; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Central Baptist Church Building Fund. McCullough Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Mary Knight 
 

EATONTON - Services for Mary Harper Knight will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Methodist Church, Eatonton, with burial in Eatonton Memorial Park. Knight, 86, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, in a local hospital. A native of Baldwin County, she lived most of her life in Putnam County. She was the widow of E.V. Turpin Knight Sr.

Survivors include her son E.V. Turpin Knight Jr. of Eatonton; several nieces and nephews.

The family may be contacted at the residence. Memorials may be made to the building fund of First Methodist Church. 
 

James T. Martin 
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for James "Jim" T. Martin will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home with burial in Parkway Memorial Gardens. Martin, 83, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Houston Medical Center. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was a retired warrant officer with the Air Force and a retired civil service employee. Martin was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Warner Robins Kiwanis Club. He was a Shriner, a Mason and a member of the Blue Lodge. Martin founded the Middle Georgia Genealogy Society.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma Martin of Warner Robins; sons Alfred D. Martin of Illinois and Ronald J. Martin of Warner Robins; daughter Katherine M. Tate of Houchton; sisters Olie M. Hunnicut of Indiana and Vietta M. Selcaraig of Texas; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

Billy McDermitt 
 

WRAY - Graveside services for Billy Gene McDermitt will be at 11 a.m. Monday at New Hope Cemetery, Ambrose. McDermitt, 67, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at his home. Born in Wray, he was the son of the late Oren McDermitt and the late Ruth Duncan McDermitt. He had lived in the community for the past 25 years and was a Baptist. McDermitt was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. An aircraft structural engineer, he worked on aircraft as a civilian in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. McDermitt worked on aircraft in Savannah and Kansas City, Mo.

Survivors include his brother Bob McDermitt of Carrollton, Texas; and a nephew.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Paulk Funeral Home, Ocilla. 
 

Jessie Miller 
 

COBB - Services for Jessie Mae Miller will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Lakeview Baptist Church with burial in Lakeview Cemetery. Miller, 74, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, in Americus. She was born in Tennessee.

Survivors include her husband, John Harrison Miller Sr. of Cobb; mother, Martha E. Ladd of Cobb; sons Leslie A. King and Terry Wayne Amburn, both of Albany, John H. Miller Jr. of Sanford, Fla., and William H. Miller Sr. of Cobb; brothers Johnny Ladd of Lancaster, S.C., and Jimmy Ladd of South Carolina; sisters Sue Hall of Florida and Priss Glandon of Lenoir City, Tenn.; one grandchild; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Dekle Funeral Home, Cordele. 
 

Paige Mize 
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Paige Marandia Mize will be at 11 a.m. Monday at McCullough Funeral Home, with burial in Magnolia Park Cemetery. Mize, 51, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Houston Medical Center. Born in Anniston, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Robert E. Harris. Mize was a homemaker and a member of Evergreen Baptist Church.

Survivors include her mother, Benni Harris of Warner Robins; sons Aaron Mize and Barrett "Bear" Mize, both of Warner Robins; daughter Sarah M. Mize of Warner Robins; sisters Jody Harris and Susan Thompson, both of Greenville, S.C., and Leslie Maier of Atherton, Calif.; and brother Wade Harris of Sarasota, Fla.

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

Madia Morton 
 

DUBLIN - Graveside services for Madia Lee Cox Morton will be at 3 p.m. today in Bracewell Family Cemetery. Morton died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at Dublinair Nursing Home. A lifelong resident of Laurens County, she was the daughter of the late John B. and Sally Dadd Cox. The widow of E.G. Morton, she was a homemaker and a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son Danny Morton of Dublin; daughters Justine M. Davis of Milledgeville, Jean M. Weeks of Macon and Sylvia M. Williams of Dublin; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Stanley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Marcus Myers 
 

LIZELLA - Services for Marcus Allen Myers will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Rooks Funeral Home, Byron, with burial in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Pulaski County. Myers, 27, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001. Born in Henderson County, N.C., he was employed at Eastview Nursing Home, Macon.

Survivors include his father, Russell Myers of Jones County; mother, Sara McDaniel of Lizella; grandparents, Myrtice Myers of Fort Valley and Mary Register of Cochran; brother Wayne Myers of Lizella.

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

Herman W. Peebles 
 

LYONS - Services for Herman W. Peebles will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Hammond's Baptist Church with burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Peebles, 64, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at Memorial Medical Center of Savannah after an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Toombs County, he was a farmer and worked with Truax Veneer for 33 years as a machine operator and mechanic. Peebles was a member of Hammond's Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Harden Peebles of Lyons; sons David Herman and Russell "Rusty" Dennis Peebles, both of Lyons, and Dickey Watson Peebles of Augusta; brothers W.C. Peebles and Elvin Peebles, both of Vidalia; sisters Nell Ritchie of Reidsville, Lillian Osborne of Swainsboro, Margaret Rollins of Vidalia, Daisy Anderson and June Watts, both of Lyons, and Mary Curl of Normantown; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Jones-Stewart Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services Monday. 
 

Johnnie Smith 
 

Services for Johnnie Mae Harden Smith will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Friendship Baptist Church, with burial in Macon Memorial Park. Smith, 68, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at The Medical Center of Central Georgia. Born in Bulloch County, she was the daughter of the late Benton West and Jessie Mae West. Smith was educated in Bibb County schools. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, where she served in the Progressive Women Club and the Improvement Club. Smith was a child care provider and was formerly employed at Southern Crate and Box Factory. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 97.

Survivors include her husband, Horace Smith of Macon; sons Joseph Jerome Harden Jr. and Eugene Harden, both of Macon, and Horace Smith Jr. and Bernard Smith, both of Atlanta; daughters Charlotte Poole Howard of Macon, and Tina Ren Smith and Vandessa Fay Smith, both of Pontiac, Mich.; sister Leila West Saunders of Macon; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The family may be contacted at 2223 Adams Ave. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home, Macon, has charge of arrangements. 
 

Rose J. Stinson 
 

Services for Rose J. Stinson will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Church of Deliverance, Chicago, Ill., with burial in Beverly Cemetery, Blue Island, Ill. Stinson, 87, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at a local hospital. Born in Macon, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Paul and Sarah Jones. Stinson was a homemaker and a member of First Church of Deliverance, where she served on the Mothers Board. She was the widow of Fred Stinson Sr.

Survivors include her children Fred Stinson Jr. of Macon, and John T. Stinson and Willie Stinson, both of Chicago; sisters Josephine Short of Oklahoma, and Clara Finney and Martha Pitts, both of Macon; brother Paul Jones of Chicago; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Griffin Funeral Home, Chicago. Hutchings Funeral Home has charge of local arrangements. 
 

Joseph Thomas 
 

Services for Joseph Alvin "Butc" Thomas will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Hutchings Funeral Home, with burial in Middle Georgia Memory Gardens. Thomas, 42, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at his home. Born in Macon, he was the son of the late Joseph Clarence Thomas. He served as a radio man in the Navy from 1978 to 1982. Thomas was employed as a salesman of building supplies for several companies. He was also employed by Macon Power. Thomas was a member of the John Drew Tennis Center and the Lake Wildwood Association. He was a member of Covenant Church of Jesus Christ, where he served on the Usher Board. Thomas attended Bibb County public schools and graduated from Northeast High School.

Survivors include his wife, Rene Thomas of Macon; daughter Nijah Nikkole Thomas of Macon; stepdaughter Erica Dennis of Macon; mother, Lucille Johnson Thomas of Macon; sisters Marine Mason of Ferndale, Mich., Henrietta Willis of Brooklyn, N.Y., Ida Boyd, Janie Durham and Sophia Thomas, all of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Vivian Williams of Macon; brothers Clifford Pless of Macon, Clarence T. Thomas of Hudson Falls, N.Y., and William Thomas of Miami, Fla.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Hutchings Funeral Home. The family may be contacted at 241 Jefferson Park Drive, Lake Wildwood, and at 3300 N. Ingle Place, Apt. 8-J, Macon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Covenant Church of Jesus Christ, 509 May Ave. 
 

Wesley Vincent 
 

VIDALIA - Services for Wesley Bennette Vincent will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Vidalia with burial in Pinecrest Cemetery. Vincent, 69, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at his home after an extended illness. A native of Gray, he had lived in Vidalia for the past four years. Vincent was a retired Naval officer who served on a destroyer during the Vietnam War. He received an MDA from Middle Georgia College, Milledgeville. Vincent was a retired hospital and nursing home administrator. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Vidalia.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Marie Vincent of Vidalia; daughters Teresa Wright of Byron, Tammi Brickhouse of Lawrenceville and Joanna Davis of Baxley; stepdaughter Julie Mumford of Baxley; stepsons Jimmy Graham and Joel Graham, both of Baxley; sisters Carolyn Ethridge and Barbara Ann Layman, both of Gray; and eight grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Ronnie L. Stewart Family Funeral Service.

BATSON, Calli Grace: 4 months, of Macon, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at a local hospital. Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Hershel Sizemore will officiate. Survivors: her parents, Russell and Debbie Batson of Macon; grandparents, William "Pappy" Waltman, Judy Batson and Lin Batson, all of Macon; brother Caleb Batson of Macon; sister Lindsey Batson of Macon; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends and loved ones. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Monday at Crest Lawn Funeral Home. The family may be contacted at 3347 Markwood Drive, Macon, GA 31206. Memorials may be made to the Children's Hospital, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, 777 Hemlock St., Box 38, Macon, GA 31208. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

BEDINGFIELD, The Rev. Warren: 80, of 5720 Wayne Drive, Lizella, died Wednesday in a local hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with burial in Macon Memorial Park. The Rev. Andy Oxford and the Rev. Aubry Estes will officiate. The 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. Contributions may be made to the Building Fund of Tattnall Square Baptist Church, 4925 Zebulon Road, Macon 31201. Crest Lawn Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

CASTEEL, Eula D.: 97, of Macon, died Thursday at his residence. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with burial in Forsyth City Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Casteel officiated. 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. The family will be at 2833 Skyline Drive. Crest Lawn Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. 

GOINS, Wilbur P.: 76, of Macon, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at his residence. Services: 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park. The Rev. Edwin Smith will officiate. Mr. Goins was born in Spalding County and had resided in Macon for most of his life. He was retired from Robins Air Force Base and was a veteran of the Air Force during World War II and the Korean conflict. He was member of the Centenary United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post #40 and #8. Survivors: son James Preston Goins Sr. of Smyrna; sister Ann Jones of Griffin; grandson James Preston Goins Jr. of Dublin; three nieces; three great-nephews and two great-nieces. Visitation: 4-6 p.m. today at Crest Lawn Funeral Home. The family may be contacted at 2501 Kent Drive. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

PERDUE, David Wayne: 24, of Warner Robins, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at his home. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday, graveside, at Fort Valley City Cemetery. The Rev. Herbert Williams will officiate. Mr. Perdue was born in Bibb County, Ga., then moved to Houston County, where he graduated from Houston County High School. He attended Green Acres Baptist Church. Survivors: his sister Linda Ann Perdue of Macon; several nieces and nephews. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

PERDUE, Patricia Juanita: 61, of Warner Robins, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at her home. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday, graveside, at Fort Valley City Cemetery. The Rev. Herbert Williams will officiate. Mrs. Perdue was born in Peach County, Ga., and had lived in Warner Robins for the past 19 years. She was a homemaker and she attended the Church of God. Survivors: her daughter Linda Ann Perdue of Macon; brother Joe Whittington of Gainesville, Fla.; sisters Jean Walton of Macon and Louise Larkin of Texas; and five grandchildren. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

WALLACE, Harold H.: 70, of Macon, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at his residence. Services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Herbert Williams and the 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. The family will be at 1321 Allen Way North. Crest Lawn Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

CARSON, Martha Jeanette: formerly of Ridge Road, Twiggs County, died Tuesday, February 6, 2001. Graveside services were held Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at 3 p.m. at Macon Memorial Park with the Rev. Mark Johnson officiating. Hart's Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

GIBBS, Hannah Madison: infant daughter of Helen Janita Gibbs, 1052 Violet St., died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, at 3 p.m. at Macon Memorial Park.In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the donors favorite charity.

Hannah was the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George F. Gibbs.

Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

JONES, Alice H.: 74, of Dry Branch, Ga., died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001. Services will be held Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at 3 p.m. at Southside Congregational Church with the Rev. Georgia Bridgers officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation was Saturday from 7 until 9 p.m. at Hart's Mortuary. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

MADDOX, Hubert "Leonard": 72, of 4182 Worsham Ave., died Wednesday, Feb.7, 2001, at his residence. Services were held Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary. Burial was in Baker Cemetery, Twiggs County. The family may be contacted at the residence. 

Hart's Mortuary had charge of arrangements. 

STRIPLING, Myrtle Kitchens: 86, of 271 Clinton St., Macon, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, in a local hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. The Rev. Steve Golden will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Ms. Stripling, a native of Jones County, had lived in Macon most of her life. She was retired from Bibb Mill and was a member of Northridge Baptist Church. Survivors include her sister Lois Hogge of Tucson, Ariz.; nephews Bobby Leaptrot of Bonaire, Jim Clance, Royce Clance and W.L. Kitchens, all of Warner Robins, Gene Clance, Walter Stripling and Earl Stripling, all of Macon, and Ronnie Woodard of Gordon. The family will meet friends from 10 a.m. to service time on Monday at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements.


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