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Richard Barrs 
 

CLEVELAND, Ga. - Services for Richard David Barrs will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in DeBerry Baptist Church, Broxton, with burial in DeBerry Cemetery. Barrs, 43, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001. He worked in computer data input at Scovill Manufacturing Co.

Survivors include his father and stepmother Carlis and Clara Barrs of Avon Park, Fla.; brother and sisters James Barrs of Avon Park, Sharron Thames of Washington, Joyce Gilstrap of Smyrna, Tammie McCallum of Broxton, Gwen Peddicord of Phenix City, Ala., Keith Buchan of Wray and Karen Contizac of Douglas; stepchildren Eva Stone and Melanie Cauley of Douglas; stepgrandmother Wilma Shrouder of Wray; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Ricketson Funeral Home, Douglas.
 

Glenn Billingsley 
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Glenn M. Billingsley will be private. Billingsley, 69, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001. He was born in Prescott, Ark., son of the late Hugh and Ethel Billingsley. He was a retired Air Force veteran of the Korean War and was a member of VFW, American Legion, Loyal Order of Moose.

Survivors include his children Glen Billingsley of Melbourne, Fla., Calvin Billingsley of Camden, Ark., Mark Billingsley of Debois, Pa., Jeff Billngsley of Conyers, Leigh Glass of Eldorado, Ark., Connie Williams of Warner Robins, Judy Billingsley of Kathleen; brothers and sister Burl Billingsley and Jessie Mae Milan, both of Texas, and Ray Billingsley of Prescott, Ark.; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Christopher-Smith Funeral Home. 
 

Barbara Bryant 
 

DEXTER - Services for Barbara Bryant will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Townsend Brothers Funeral Home, Dublin, with burial in Dublin Memorial Gardens. Bryant, 59, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001. She was a Baptist and a beautician.

Survivors include her husband, Daniel Bryant; son Eddie Stewart of Guyton; sisters and brother Lillian Flury of Soperton, and Jerry Stewart and Betty Barron, both of Dublin; and two grandchildren.

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

Oscar Burkes 
 

OGLETHORPE - Services for Oscar Hayes "Polly" Burkes will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Little Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Byromville, with burial in the church cemetery. Burkes, 66, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at his residence. He was born in Dooly County, son of the late Charlie Leggett and Bessie Burkes. He was retired from the Smith House Moving Service after 20 years.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Burkes; stepdaughter Andrea Walker of Oglethorpe; brother MacArthur Golphin of Byromville; and two grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 546 Asbury Lane. Alvie Coes Funeral Home in Unadilla has charge of arrangements. 
 

Colon Childres Sr. 
 

ROBERTA - Services for Colon Emory Childres Sr. will be at 2 p.m. today in Roberta City Cemetery. Childres, 67, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001. Born in Taylor County, he was owner of Childres Auto Salvage and member of the Crawford County Masonic Lodge No. 689, serving as junior warden. 

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Childres; children Chuck Childres and Gail Woods of Roberta; brothers and sister Fred Childres, Richard Childres and Sandra O'Neal, all of Roberta; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Goddard Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Martha Coffield 
 

ATLANTA - Services for Martha Bullard Coffield will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Providence Baptist Church, Shady Dale, with burial in the church cemetery. Coffield, 80, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001. She was an Army veteran of World War II and was a nurse at a POW camp in Louisiana. She was a registered nurse, pharmacist and was a retired high school math and science teacher for the Dekalb County school system. She also taught at Georgia State University and was an original member of the board of directors and taught nursing at Georgia Baptist Hospital. She was a member of Glenn Memorial Baptist Church. 

Survivors include her children Joe Coffield Jr. of Snellville and Floyd S. Coffield of Decatur; brother and sister Frank Bullard Jr. of Birmingham, Ala., and Alice Nagle of Atlanta; and a grandchild.

The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday in Jordan Funeral Home. 
 

Teresa Coleman 
 

CORDELE - Services for Teresa Coleman will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in Beulahland Baptist Church with burial in Bethel Cemetery. Coleman, 38, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001. The daughter of the late Emmitt Dexter Sr., she was a member of New Way Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Survivors include her children Felicia Boatright and Jeffery Boatright Jr., both of Hinesville, Lorenzo Coleman of Cordele; mother Janie Mae Dexter of Cordele; sisters and brothers Brenda Coleman, Dora Coleman, Jacob Lowe, Timothy Coleman, Emmitt Coleman Jr., Kenneth Coleman, all of Cordele; and a grandchild.

The family may be contacted at the residence on Sixth Avenue, Cordele. Bentley Carson Memorial Funeral Home in Cordele has charge of arrangements. 
 

Aurelia Evans 
 

PERRY - Services for Aurelia Cooper Evans will be at 11 a.m. today in First Baptist Church with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Evans, 98, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001. She graduated cum laude from Wesleyan Conservatory in 1924 and did graduate work at Columbia University. She taught at Perry High School for 13 years before becoming director of Houston County DFACS. She was president of the Georgia State County DFACS, board member of the Georgia Council Social Workers and was inducted into the state of Georgia's County DFACS Director's Hall of Fame in 1977. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for more than 66 years. The widow of Walter Evans, she was Perry Woman of the Year in 1967 and 1977. She also was regent of General Daniel Stewart Chapter DAR, a state officer of the DAR, member of the Sgt. Clinton C. Duncan Chapter of the UDC and member of the Huguenot Society.

Survivors include her daughter Martha Evans Green of Dublin; grandchildren Jud Green and Ansley Garrett; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road, Macon 31210-4462 or Hospice of Houston County, 2066 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins 31088. Watson-Hunt Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Reginald Fleming 
 

WASHINGTON - Services for Reginald "Pee Wee" Fleming will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in M.C. Smith Funeral Home, Sandersville, with burial in Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Warthen. Fleming died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Fleming; son Tiemeyer J. Fleming of Macon; stepchildren Michael Hamilton and Lisa Ackermann of Olympia, Wash.; mother Gussie Fleming of Macon; brothers and sister Leo Fleming III, Eugene Fleming, Frederick Fleming of Macon, Sgt. 1st Class James Fleming of Fort Sill, Okla., and Melanie Rutland; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Saturday at the T.J. Elder Community Center, Hall Street, Sandersville. M.C. Smith Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Edward Fuller Sr. 
 

SANDERSVILLE - Services for Edward "Hot Shot" Fuller Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Paul AME Church with burial in Rest Haven Cemetery. Fuller, 72, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001. A hospital orderly, he was an Army veteran and member of St. Paul AME Church.

Survivors include his wife, Earlie Mae Fuller; children Jacquelyn Fuller of Macon, Brenda Marshall of Blackstone, Va., Florence Lawrence, Barbara Fuller, Ellen Fuller, Tina Fuller and Edward Fuller Jr., all of Sandersville, and Elton Fuller of Washington, D.C.; mother Willie Dixon of Sandersville; sister Sarah Dixon of Sandersville; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Clare Greenspoon 
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Clare Greenspoon will be private. Greenspoon, 85, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001. 

Survivors include her daughter Sue Higdon of Warner Robins; sisters Martha Cohn, Marion Novie and Ethel Zucker, all of Plantation, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

Hart's Mortuary in Macon has charge of arrangements. 
 

Allen Hall Jr. 
 

SWAINSBORO - Services for Allen "Bo" Hall Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Dellwood. Hall, 74, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at his residence after a brief illness. An Army veteran and retired farmer, he was the son of the late Allen and Maggie Hall.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Hayes Hall; children Jerry Hall of Twin City, Gene Hall and Aaron Hall, both of Swainsboro, and Dave Hall of Jesup; sisters and brother Mae Kelly, Virginia Willis and Martha Beasley, all of Swainsboro, Betty Black of Millen, Mary Scott of Metter and Bennett Hall of Jesup; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

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

Barbara Harvey 
 

CORDELE - Services for Barbara Greene Harvey will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Beautiful Zion Baptist Church with burial in Bethel Cemetery. Harvey, 51, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001. She graduated from A.S. Clark High School and attended Marquette University. A homemaker, she was employed by Greyhound Bus Lines for 14 years and was a member of Church of God in Christ. 

Survivors include her children Angel Jones of Stone Mountain and Carsten O'Brian Harvey of Cordele; mother Tiny M. Green of Cordele; sisters and brothers Gradean Gaines, Varnell Doster, Mary Williams, Debra Moreland, Lenora Greene, Fayne R. Harvey, Winfred Greene, Carl Harvey, all of Cordele, Julia McDaniel of Decatur, Oscar Greene of Arkansas and Patricia Spivey of Washington, D.C.; two grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at the residence on 13th Avenue, Cordele. The body will be in the church at noon. Bentley Carson Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Allen Knowlton 
 

DETROIT - Services for Allen Knowlton will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Phillip AME Church, Butler, with burial in Sandy Mount AME Cemetery, Howard. Knowlton died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001. He was the son of the late Lucy Knowlton. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of Sandy Mount AME Church. He was the widower of Lucy Knowlton.

Survivors include his brothers and sister James Knowlton of Atlanta, Hamuel Knowlton and Alice Evans, both of Detroit, and Matthew Knowlton of Butler.

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

The Rev. Lewis E. Lockett Sr. 
 

Services for the Rev. Lewis E. Lockett Sr. will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Ross Temple Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Lockett, 62, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, at his residence. He was retired from Robins Air Force Base. He was pastor of Ross Temple Missionary Baptist Church and was a former member of Lizzie Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Annie P. Lockett; children Lewis Lockett Jr. and Donna Upshaw, both of Atlanta, and Angela Braswell and Audrey Willis, both of Macon; sisters and brothers Sarah Whitehead, Herman Lockett and Ernest Lockett, all of Macon, and Mattie L. Tolbert of Detroit; and six grandchildren.

Family may be contacted at 1148 Hillyer Ave. Glover Memorial Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 
 

Jethro Mason 
 

DUBLIN - Services for Jethro L. Mason will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in First Seventh Day Adventist Church with burial in Dudley Memorial Cemetery. Mason, 45, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001. He was a registered nurse for over 20 years in Atlanta and New York City. He was a deacon and sound engineer at West End SDA Church in Atlanta. He also was musician for Mount Zion CME Church and Brown Chapel CME Church.

Survivors include his father Eugene Mason Sr. of Hyattsville, Md.; sisters and brother the Rev. Elaine Banks of Gaithersburg, Md., Audrey Branham of Adrian, Natelkka M. Frye of Atlanta, and Pastor Eugene Mason Jr. of Sumter, S.C.

The family may be contacted at 149 C. Eugene Ward Road, Adrian. Dudley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Catherine Nelson 
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Catherine Nelson will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church of St. Simons. Burial will be private. Nelson, 82, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001. She was born in Ottawa, Canada, daughter of the late Thomas Harry and Bessie Evelyn Blum Browning. She had lived most of her life on St. Simons Island before moving to Warner Robins in 1996. She was the widow of Marion E. Nelson.

Survivors include her children Joan Bowen of Warner Robins and Thomas Nelson of Ventura, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

McCullough Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Marylin Parker 
 

FITZGERALD - Services for Marylin Farr Parker will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Smith Funeral Home, Newton, Texas, with burial in Newton City Cemetery. Parker, 66, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001. A sales representative with Jim Walters Homes in Lufkin, Texas, she was owner and operator of Yesterday's Treasures and Crafts.

Survivors include her children Kendall Adams of Fitzgerald and Richard Adams of Eugene, Ore.; brother and sisters Ira Farr of Cloudcroft, N.M., Louise Stringer and Emmagene Weeks, both of Wiergate, Texas, and Ola Wilkinson of Newton, Texas; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
 

Mary Posley 
 

SPARTA - Services for Mary D. Posley will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul AME Church with burial in the church cemetery. Posley, 87, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001. She was a housekeeper.

Survivors include her children Willie Mae Meminger of Milledgeville, and Lucy Battle and Arethea Clayton, both of Sparta; 14 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 tonight at the Clayton residence, Route 1, Box 970, Sparta. Warren Brothers Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 
 

Charlie Powell 
 

Services for Charlie Powell will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul AME Church. Powell, 87, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001. A World War II veteran, he was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of St. Paul AME Church, lay organization, Sunday School, Sons of Allen and was a choir member. He was a member of the American Legion and was a Mason.

Survivors include his wife, Alzada Louise Powell; sister and brothers Marie Cromartie of Macon, Clarence Powell of East Orange, N.J., and Ranson Powell of Akron, Ohio; and two grandchildren.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 6:30 tonight in Hutchings Funeral Home and may be contacted at 3026 Hillcrest Ave. 
 

Moneta Price 
 

Services for Moneta Dallias Price will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Mount Moriah Baptist Church with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Price, 89, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001. She received a bachelor's degree from Fort Valley State University and taught school for 40 years. She was retired from G.W. Carver Elementary School. She was a member and deaconess at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Minister's Wives Club and M.A. Richardson auxiliary. The widow of Bryant Price Sr., she also was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and As You Like It Social & Savings Club.

Survivors include her children William D. Price of Kennesaw and Bryant H. Price Jr. of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Hutchings Funeral Home and may be contacted at 3253 Pasadena Drive. 
 

Cicero Riggins 
 

DRY BRANCH - Services for Cicero Riggins will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Old Marion Baptist Church, Dry Branch, with burial in the church cemetery. Riggins, 63, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001. The son of the late Jerry and Bessie Riggins, he was a hair stylist, owner and operator of Beautyland and Cicero's International and owner of CR Movers and Storage. He was a member of Old Marion Baptist Church and National Beauty Cultural League.

Survivors include his wife, Fannie J. Riggins; children Lisa Gardner and Bruce Riggins, both of Macon, and JoAnn Riggins of Austell; sisters and brother Cleo Bonds of Dry Branch, O'Neil Riggins, Pearlie Woodford, Olivia Eason and Bessie Glover, all of Macon, and Maggie Glover of New Jersey; and three grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at Route 1, Box 315, Bullard Road.. Hutchings Funeral Home in Macon has charge of arrangements. 
 

James Roland 
 

EMPIRE - Services for James Q. Roland will be at 2 p.m. today in Fisher Funeral Home with burial in Bowers Cemetery. Roland, 72, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001. The son of the late John Henry Roland and Brittie Henry Roland Wolfford, he was retired from Robins Air Force Base. He was a member of Empire Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mattie Ella N. Roland; daughter Sandra R. Bryant of Baxley; sisters Birnell Nicholas of Deltona, Fla., and Dartha Johnson of Winter Park, Fla.; and two grandchildren. 
 

Dorothy Simmons 
 

Services for Dorothy Jean Simmons will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in House of God with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Simmons, 41, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, in a local nursing home. She was born in Bibb County, daughter of the late Hattie Whisby and William Simmons. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her children Tawanna Simmons, Shanquiana Simmons, Derrick Simmons and Marlos Simmons, all of Macon; sisters and brother Patricia Brooks, Brenda Walker, Gail Whisby, Cathy Clark and Marvin Whisby, all of Macon; and nine grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 2293 Arrowood Drive. The body will be in the church at 2 p.m. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Jerry Stone Sr. 
 

MONTICELLO - Services for Jerry Lewis Stone Sr. will be at 1 p.m. today in St. John CME Church with burial in Concord Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Jasper County. Stone, 53, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001. 

Survivors include his children Jerry Stone Jr. of Monticello and Lisa Y. Stone of Hartford, Conn.; mother and stepfather Annie Goolsby and Grover Goolsby Sr. of Monticello; sisters and brothers Merritt T. Johnson and Naola Ellison, both of Macon, Hattie Goolsby, Delores Goolsby-Brown, Charlie Goolsby, Merari Tripp, Carolyn Goolsby-Smith, Ira Vinson and Mary Strange, all of Monticello, Albrenda Hamm of Gray, Marsena Ingram of Milledgeville, Larrenia Williams of Eatonton, and James Tripp and Ollie Tripp, both of Gray; and a grandchild.

Randall Memorial Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 
 

Charlie Tookes 
 

OGLETHORPE - Services for Charlie Lester Tookes will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Lula Chapel Primitive Baptist Church with burial in Oglethorpe City Cemetery. Tookes, 84, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001. He was a heavy machine operator, retired from C.E. Minerals Co. The widower of Geraldine Tookes, he was a member of New Life Holiness Church.

Survivors include his children Jannette Seay of East Hartford, Conn., Edna Carson and Isiah Tookes, both of Oglethorpe, Gloria Bell of Reynolds, Charlie Tookes Jr., Elmo Tookes and Isreal Tookes, both of Atlanta, and David Tookes of Ellenwood; sister Clara Tookes of Atlanta; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight in Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel.
 

Helen Walker 
 

COBB - Services for Helen Doris Banks Walker will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in New Zion Baptist Church with burial in New Zion Baptist Cemetery. Walker, 58, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, John Walker Sr.; children Margaret Banks, Tomeka Walker of Cobb, Rick Banks of Tampa, Fla., Darren Banks of Andersonville, Randy Banks of Miami, Tony Banks of Tallahassee, Fla., and Rodney Banks of Americus; stepchildren Sheryl Arnette, John Walker Jr. of Americus, and Marilyn Walker of St. Petersburg, Fla.; parents Joseph Banks of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and Mary Johnson of Miami; sisters and brothers Rosemary Johnson of Boston, Selena Johnson, Monique Johnson, Amy Johnson, Carlos Johnson and Michael Johnson, all of Miami; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Barnum Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
 

Zilphia Whiters 
 

ATLANTA - Services for Zilphia Phelps Whiters will be at 1 p.m. today in Pine Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Roberta, with burial in the church cemetery. Whiters, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001. A homemaker, she was a former member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and member of Mount Calvary Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Jesse Whiters Sr. of Richmond, Va., and C.W. Whiters of Atlanta; sisters and brother Annie Bell Character, Josie Mae Jones and Elijah Phelps, all of Atlanta; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Bentley Funeral Home, Reynolds, has charge of arrangements. 
 

Buford Williams 
 

EASTMAN - Services for Buford Williams will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Mount Zion CME Church. Williams, 55, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001. He was born in Birmingham, Ala., son of the late Amelia K. Williams. A schoolteacher, he was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and Desert Storm. He was retired from Robins Air Force Base. 

Survivors include his wife, Hazel Williams; children Michael Williams of Germany, Tonya Benjamin of Bogart and Prudence Williams-Harris of Covington; father Buford Williams Sr. of Birmingham, Ala.; brothers and sisters Roger Williams, Kenneth Williams, Evelyn Williams and Ada Bell, all of Birmingham, and Samuel Williams of Detroit; and a grandchild. 

Rollins Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


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