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Juanita Beatty 
 

FORT VALLEY - Services for Juanita "Nita" Beatty will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Oaklawn Cemetery. Beatty died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001. She was a dental hygienist and was a member of Fort Valley Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Earl Beatty; children James E. Graham of Brunswick, Earl Beatty III of White Plains, Md., and Jean Sutter of Fanwood, N.J.; mother Blanche Wilder of Fort Valley; brother Bobby Wilder of Macon; and four grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 603 Forrest Drive. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kay Community Training Center, 213 Allen St., Fort Valley 31030 or donor's favorite charity. Rooks Funeral Home in Fort Valley has charge of arrangements.
 

Richard Blackshear
 

EASTMAN - Services for Richard Blackshear will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Lizzie Bloomer Baptist Church, Bleckley County, with burial in the church cemetery. Blackshear, 50, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001. He was born in Bleckley County, son of the late James Jackson. A mechanic, he was a member of Greater Pentecostal Deliverance Church

Survivors include his wife, Estoria Blackshear; children Annette B. Darnell of Memphis, Tenn., Denise B. Rease and Ricky Blackshear, all of Cochran, Anthony Blackshear and Latoria Blackshear, both of Eastman; mother Fannie Mae Blackshear of Detroit; brothers and sisters Ruby Davis of Atlanta, Mildred Gooch of Eastman, Maxine Mims, Sandra Mims, Gail Brown, Tony Jackson, Larry Jackson, Perry Small and Freeman Small, all of Cochran; seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight in Rollins Funeral Home. The body will be in the church at 1 p.m. The family may be contacted at 810 Beulah Ave.
 

John Bracken III
 

HAWKINSVILLE - Services for John Wiley Bracken III will be at 2 p.m. today in Orange Hill Cemetery. Bracken, 84, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001. He was born in Palm Beach County, Fla., and was a Methodist. He was a self-employed plant nursery operator.

Survivors include his wife, Mary W. Bracken; and brother Stanley Bracken of Dallas, Texas.

Clark Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Jeanette Brooks
 

ATLANTA - Services for Jeanette Smith Brooks will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Paulk Funeral Home, Fitzgerald, with burial in New Providence Cemetery, Wilcox County. Brooks, 65, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001. A Baptist, she was a general accountant at Haas and Dodd Insurance Co. in Atlanta for 13 years. 

Survivors include her daughter Lisa Brooks of Atlanta; brothers and sister Raymond Smith of Rebecca, J.D. Smith of Griffin and Laverne Fortner of North Judson, Ind.; and granddaughter Brittney McGugin.

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

Lottie Brown
 

FITZGERALD - Services for Lottie Williams "Pete" Brown will be at 2 p.m. today in Paulk Funeral Home with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Brown, 76, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001. She was a spinner at Fitzgerald Mills for 23 years. She was a member of Fitzgerald Church of God.

Survivors include her children W.E. Brown of Fitzgerald and Bonnie Paul of Lakeland; sisters Florrie Jump of Lake Park and Annie Mae Wiggins of Sylvester; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
 

David Carpenter Sr.
 

BONAIRE - Services for David Delacy Carpenter Sr. will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Avondale Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Carpenter, 72, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001. An Army veteran, he was an aircraft maintenance supervisor, retired from Robins Air Force Base. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner, member of the Scottish Rite and Tyrian Lodge No. 111 in Warner Robins. He was a past member of the board of directors of Robins Federal Credit Union and was owner of Carpenter Rental Properties. He was a member of Avondale Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy W. Carpenter; children Donna Borders Bowen of Macon, Shelia C. Carpenter of Bonaire, David D. Carpenter Jr. of Warner Robins, and Barbara C. Moore and Debra C. Wood, both of Lizella; sisters and brothers Carolyn Barrett of Bonaire, John S. Carpenter of McDonough, William Wayne Carpenter of Macon, Betty Coffman of Dallas, Ga., and Lunell C. Martin and Willie D. Owens, both of Warner Robins; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 9 tonight in McCullough Funeral Home, Warner Robins. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Houston County, 2066 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins 31093 or Hospice of Central Georgia, P.O. Box 6533, Macon 31208.
 

Stewart Daniels
 

NUNEZ - Services for Stewart Ray Daniels will be at 2 p.m. today in Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary, Swainsboro, with burial in Swainsboro City Cemetery. Daniels, 44, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001. 

Survivors include his parents Otis and Christine Kirby Daniels of Nunez.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gracewood State School and Hospital, Special Olympic Fund, P.O. Box 1299, Gracewood 30812-1299.
 

Johnny Fowler
 

ALAMO - Services for Johnny D. Fowler will be at 3:30 p.m. today in Lowe's Funeral Home, Helena, with burial in Cedar Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. Fowler, 68, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001. A carpenter, he was the son of the late Elisha and Naomi Fowler.

Survivors include his wife, Kattie Fowler; children Danny Fowler of Byron and Lee Fowler of Milan; brothers and sisters Mary Gilliam of Cordele, Wayne Fowler of Savannah, Emmie Herring of Albany and Ed Fowler of Lizella; and five grandchildren.
 

Mary Gerencser
 

DUBLIN - Services for Mary Ann A. Gerencser will be at 10 a.m. today in Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in Dublin Memorial Gardens. Gerencser, 73, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001. She graduated from Georgia State College for Women, received a master's degree from Smith College and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. She was a retired professor of microbiology at the University of West Virginia School of Medicine. She was a member of the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Survivors include her husband, Vincent F. Gerencser.

Adams Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Rosa Glover
 

ATLANTA - Services for Rosa Lee Glover will be at 1 p.m. today in Hopewell Baptist Church with burial in Essie McDougald Cemetery. Glover, 68, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001. The daughter of the late Newman and Mattie Jackson, she was a domestic worker and member of Hopewell Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Colman Glover; son Thurnal Glover of Atlanta.

Lofton McDougald Funeral Home in Butler has charge of arrangements.
 

Tiki Glover
 

Services for Tiki Va-Shawn Glover will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Unionville Baptist Church with burial in Macon Memorial Park. Glover, 24, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001. A former Southwest High School student, he was a member of Covenant Church of Jesus Christ.

Survivors include his children Brandon Glover, Jeremy Glover, Jaquez Glover, Ja'male Glover and Jalen Glover; parents Donnie Glover Sr. and Marion Glover of Macon; sisters and brother Sortora Moore, Tia Waller, Kehiona Glover of Macon, and Donnie Glover Jr.; grandparents Mattie Glover Hunter, Melvin Glover Sr. and Almeta Harris; and companion Marquita Eason.

The family may be contacted at 122 Silver Lake Court. The body will be in the church at 12:30 p.m. Glover Memorial Mortuary has charge of arrangements.
 

Fannie Hilton
 

FITZGERALD - Services for Fannie Mae Crumbley Hilton will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Salem Cemetery. Hilton, 88, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001. She was a homemaker and member of Anderson Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, John H. Hilton.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Paulk Funeral Home.
 

Nealy Kirkland
 

SWAINSBORO - Services for Nealy S. Kirkland will be at 1 p.m. today in Eastbrook Cemetery. Kirkland, 71, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001. A homemaker, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Bessie Scott.

Survivors include her husband, George Kirkland; and sister and brothers Nellie Boatright of South Carolina, John Scott of Twin City and George Ray Scott of Metter.

Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary has charge of arrangements.
 

John Lawson Sr.
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for John W. Lawson Sr. will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Christopher-Smith Funeral Home with burial at 3 p.m. in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Lawson, 83, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001. An Army veteran of World War II, he was retired from Robins Air Force Base. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Survivors include his children Harold E. Lawson of Manassas, Va., Michael A. Lawson Sr. of Macon, John W. Lawson Jr. of Winter Haven, Fla., Joanne Splawn of Warner Robins and Susan Parker of Lula; sister Pearl Kovacs of Shellsburg, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

J.F. Little
 

JEFFERSONVILLE - Services for Elder J.F. "Doc" Little will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Cool Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Danville, with burial in Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Little, 91, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001. The son of the late William and Annie Little, he was a retired self-employed building contractor and farmer. He was an elder in the Primitive Baptist Church and member of Cool Springs Primitive Baptist Church. The widower of Velma Mae Phillips Little, he was a former Twiggs County commissioner.

Survivors include his wife, Inez B. Little; children Agnes L. Nobles of Danville and J.W. Little of Griffin; stepchildren Janice Pope and Larry Stone, both of Jeffersonville; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Reece Funeral Home and may be contacted at the Nobles residence.
 

Manson Martin Jr.
 

GRAY - Services for Manson Martin Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Haddock Baptist Church. Burial will be private. Martin, 62, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001. The son of the late Hugh Martin Sr., he was retired from Cherokee Products and the Georgia National Guard. He was a member of Haddock Baptist Church.

Survivors include his children Beth Ragonetti of Haddock, Paige Borders of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Cindy Duncan of Gray; mother Frances Martin of Haddock; brother Larry Martin of Haddock; and several grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Bridges Funeral Home and may be contacted at 248 Etheridge Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Lung Association, 2452 Spring Road, Smyrna 30080 or American Cancer Association, Jones County Unit, c/o Miller Hamrick, 181 Monticello Highway, Gray 31032.
 

Rufus Moncrief
 

FORT VALLEY - Services for Rufus James Moncrief will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Oaklawn Cemetery. Moncrief, 48, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001. He was a retired mechanic from Moncrief Auto Parts and Mid-South Auto Parts.

Survivors include his wife, Glenda Cronan Moncrief; daughter Tina Shaw of Fort Valley; brother and sister Philip Moncrief and Clara Bradshaw, both of Fort Valley; stepdaughter Nancy Shaw of Fort Valley; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Rooks Funeral Home, Fort Valley, and may be contacted at 3480 Houze Road. Rooks Funeral Home in Fort Valley has charge of arrangements.
 

Benjamin Patrick
 

DETROIT - Services for Benjamin Patrick will be private. Patrick, 70, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001. A retired plumber, he was the son of the late Carsey and Rosa Lee Patrick.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Patrick; children Brenda Patrick of Ohio, Loretta Patrick of Atlanta, Bernard Patrick of Virginia and Darrell Patrick of Detroit; sister and brothers Mamie Moore and Ca

sey Patrick, both of Florida, Sammy Patrick of Macon, Willie Patrick of Delaware and John Patrick of New York City; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Bentley & Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Walter Penn
 

ADEL - Services for Walter R. Penn will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Adel United Methodist Church with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Penn, 75, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001. An Air Force veteran of World War II, he was retired from the Soil Conservation Service after 33 years. He was a member of Adel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Leonabeth Penn; children Richard Penn and Kelly Penn, both of Macon; sister Louise Ramsey of Monticello; and five grandchildren.

Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 
 

Elsie Sandefur
 

PERRY - Services for Elsie "GeeGee" Sandefur will be at 1 p.m. today in Perry United Methodist Church with entombment in Perry Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Sandefur, 87, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001. She was a homemaker and member of Perry United Methodist Church and Howell Cobb Sunday School Class. The widow of Thomas Sandefur Sr., she was a member of Monday Afternoon Bridge Club.

Survivors include her children Barbara Ham of Albany and Crawford Sandefur of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; and grandchildren Danielle Ham and Thomas R. Ham, both of Atlanta.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the church. Memorials may be made to Aplastic Anemia and MDS International, P.O. Box 613, Annapolis, Md. 21404. Watson-Hunt Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Regina Snell
 

PERRY - A memorial funeral Mass for Regina Snell will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Snell, 63, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, in a Columbus, Ohio, hospital. She was formerly employed at the Pickerington, Ohio, local school district and former new homes real estate agent in California. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and former member of the Seton Parish in Pickerington. She was a member of the Catholic Women's Club and Newcomers Group in Warner Robins.

Survivors include her husband, Richard L. Snell; children Jay Snell of Perry and Philip Snell of Texas; sister and brothers Marcia Sims of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Gerald Harrison of Pickerington and Rick Harrison of Oregon; and a grandchild.

Memorials may be made to American Lung Association of Mid-Ohio, 1950 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43228. Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home & Crematory in Pickerington has charge of arrangements.
 

Austelle Snow
 

Services for Austelle M. Snow will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. Burial will be private. Snow, 94, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001. She was drapery department manager, retired from Sears. She attended Cherokee Heights United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Penland Bible Class and United Methodist Women. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Central City Chapter, and was a life member of American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 3.

Survivors include her daughter Emily Snow Dillman of Macon; and a granddaughter Kathy D. Erickson of Dunwoody.

The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home and may be contacted at 4150 Arkwright Road, Apt. 57, Macon. Memorials may be made to Cherokee Heights United Methodist Church, 2590 Napier Ave., Macon 31204 or the donor's favorite charity.
 

Ross Wilson
 

OXFORD - Services for Ross Wilson will be at 11 a.m. today in Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, Covington, with burial in Covington City Cemetery. Wilson, 95, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001. He was a member and founder of Oxford Baptist Church and was retired from Bibb Manufacturing Co. He was the widower of Nell H. Wilson.

Survivors include his children Norman Jones of Jersey, Ga., and Harvey Wilson of Eatonton; brother Roy Wilson of San Diego; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Oxford Baptist Church, P.O. Box 128, Oxford 30054.
 
 
 

MARTIN, Manson Jr.: 62, of 256 Eatonton Highway, Gray, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, in a local hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Haddock Baptist Church with burial to be private for family only at Haddock Baptist Church Cemetery. Dr. Ron McClung will officiate. Family will be at residence of Beth Ragonetti, 248 Etheridge Road, Haddock. Visitation: 6-8 Tuesday in Bridges Funeral Home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Lung Association, 2452 Spring Road, Smyrna, Ga. 30080 or American Cancer Association, Jones County Unit, c/o Miller Hamrick, 181 Monticello Highway, Gray, GA 31032. Mr. Martin was born in Baldwin County and had lived in Jasper County for 18 years before moving to Jones County. He was the son of the late Hugh Martin Sr. and was a graduate of Jones County High School. He was retired from Cherokee Products and was a member of Haddock Baptist Church. He was retired from the Georgia National Guard. Mr. Martin was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Stamatis. Survivors: daughters, Beth Ragonetti of Haddock, Paige Borders of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Cindy Duncan of Gray; mother, Frances Martin of Haddock; brother Larry Martin of Haddock; grandchildren Georgia Ragonetti, Michael Duncan, Alysa Duncan and Ryan Dean. Bridges Funeral Home in Gray has charge of arrangements.
 
 

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; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends and loved ones. 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.

GOINS, Wilbur P.: 76, of Macon, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at his residence. Services were 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial was in Macon Memorial Park. The Rev. Edwin Smith officiated. Crest Lawn Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 

BELLIZIA, Josephine: formerly of St. Paul's Apartments, died Monday, February 12, 2001, in a local nursing home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

GIBBS, Hannah Madison: infant daughter of Helen Janita Gibbs, 1052 Violet Street, died Friday, February 9, 2001. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, February 14, 2001, at 3:00PM 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, February 8, 2001. Services were held Monday, February 12, 2001 at 3:00PM at Southside Congregational Church with the Reverend Georgia Bridgers officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. Hart's Mortuary had charge of arrangements.
 
 

HAMILTON, William: 95, of Gray, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at his residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Macon Memorial Park. Born in Columbus, he was the son of the late Perry Thomas Hamilton and the late Daisy Lee Brown Hamilton. He was a retired trainman with Southern Railroad. He was a member of AARP and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. He was a member of Shurlington Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Ruby E. Hamilton of Gray; children William F. Hamilton of Lake Sinclair, Margaret Ann Thornton of Gray, James Roy Hamilton of Macon and Ruby J. Barney of Baltimore, Md.; sister Sara Brown Love of Macon; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Thornton, 3446 Gray Highway, Gray. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Central Georgia, P.O. Box 6533, Macon 31208. Simpson & Childs Funeral Home, Gray, has charge of arrangements.

BLACK, Wilma Ruth: 70, of 9548 McArrell Drive, Macon, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, in a local hospital. Services were at 8 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Weaver Funeral Home in Knoxville, Tenn. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lynch Bethel Church Cemetery in Knoxville, Tenn. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

SNOW, Austelle M.: 94, of Macon, died Monday at her residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, with burial to be private in Riverside Cemetery. Rev. John Haney and Rev. Dan Wilson will officiate. Family will be at Emily Dillman, Apt. 57, 4150 Arkwright Rd., Macon, GA 31210. The family will meet friends from 10 a.m. to service time on Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Cherokee Heights United Methodist Church, 2590 Napier Ave., Macon, GA 31204 or to the charity of the donor's choice. Mrs. Snow, widow of J. Harry Snow, was born in Hartwell, the daughter of the late James Earley and Nan Teasley Mann. She had lived in Macon the past 58 years and was drapery department manager retired from Sears. Mrs. Snow attended Cherokee Heights United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Penland Bible Class and the United Methodist Women. She was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star Central City Chapter and was a life member of American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 3. Survivors include her daughter, Emily Snow Dillman of Macon; and a granddaughter, Kathy D. Erickson of Dunwoody. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.


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