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Malik Ammons 

Services for Malik Tavarrus Ammons will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Mount Salem Baptist Church, Gray, with burial in St. James AME Cemetery, Bradley. Ammons, 3, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at The Medical Center of Central Georgia after an extended illness.

Survivors include his parents, Shanquiana Risby of Macon and Tony Ammons of Round Oak; grandparents Lovell and Essie Risby of Macon, and Thelma Ammons of Round Oak; great-grandparents, Carrie Seabrooks, Lucy Risby, Ollie Farrar and Barbara Farrar; great-great-grandmother Mandy Seabrooks; and sister Toshunia Ammons of Macon.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Collins Funeral Home, Gray. The family may be contacted at 2055 Pinehill Drive, Macon, or 924 Main St., Macon. 

F. Murphy Barshow 

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Graveside services for F. Murphy Barshow will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday in Riverside Cemetery, Macon. Barshow died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, in Phoenix. A World War II veteran who served in Italy, he was a graduate of Lanier High School and the University of Utah. Barshow was a member of Knights of Columbus and St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, Phoenix.

Survivors include his sisters Mary Barshow of Macon and Eleanor Rankin of Tallahassee, Fla.; and niece Mary Reiher of Raleigh.

A Rosary will be said at 7:30 tonight in the chapel of Hart's Mortuary, Macon. The family may be contacted at 954 Spring St. 

Marie Bolton 

THOMASTON - Services for Marie Cook Bolton will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Coggins Funeral Home with burial in Fincher Methodist Church Cemetery. Bolton, 93, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at Upson Regional Medical Center. Born in Pike County, she was the retired owner-operator of the Blue Goose Restaurant. Bolton was a member of the First Methodist Church of Thomaston.

Survivors include her daughters Patsy Sargent of Spring Lake, N.J., and Sylvia McKenzie of Thomaston; son Leonard C. "Sonny" Bolton Jr. of Jackson, Miss.; sisters Hazel Cauthen of Griffin and Virginia Anderson of Warner Robins; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. The family may be contacted at the home of Bill and Sylvia McKenzie, 408 Paige Lane. 

Myrtle Brand 

VIDALIA - Services for Myrtle Lee Lamberth Brand will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Harvey Funeral Home, Dawson, with burial in Bronwood City Cemetery, Bronwood. Brand, 91, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at her daughter's home in Vidalia. A native of Clay County, Ala., she lived most of her life in Terrell County. A homemaker, Brand was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Dawson.

Survivors include her daughter Wanda Charlene Brand of Vidalia; sons James Garland Brand of Savannah and Joseph Harvey Brand of Vidalia; sisters Annie Bea Bozeman of Douglas and Velma Williford of Gray; brothers William Harvel Lamberth of Americus and James E. Lamberth of Bronwood; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Murchison Funeral Home, Vidalia, has charge of local arrangements. 

Ida C. Cosey 

MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Ida Causey Cosey will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2001, in the chapel of Williams White Columns Funeral Home, with burial in Baldwin Memorial Gardens. Cosey, 89, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, in Albuquerque, N.M. A native of Fort Valley, she had lived in Middle Georgia most of her life, including in Milledgeville from 1972 to 1997. Cosey had lived in Albuquerque for the past several years. The widow of Virgil L. Cosey, she was a member of Vista Ridge Garden Club and the Camellia Society. Cosey had attended Tattnall Square Baptist Church in Macon for many years.

Survivors include her stepdaughter Bettyann Murfin of Rio Rancho, N.M.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

Timothy Crow 

Services for Timothy "Tim" Crow will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Hart's Mortuary. Crow, 46, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001. He attended Macon Junior College.

Survivors include his sisters Jane Crow Holloway of St. Simons and Molly S. Sims of Hattiesburg, Miss.; brother Charles W. Crow Jr. of Marietta.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 

Joyce Davis 

Services for Joyce Ann French Davis will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at New Pilgrim Baptist Church with burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Musella. Davis died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001. Born in Omaha, Neb., she attended schools in Nebraska and was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Johnnie D. Davis, Macon; children Michael Kent, Theodore Kent and Kimberly Kent, all of Macon; mother, Cleo French Jones of Omaha, Neb.; father, Robert L. Guyton of Omaha, Neb.; sister Mary Richards; brothers Nathaniel Neal, Edward French, Anthony French, Tracy French and Robert French.

The family may be contacted at 5972 Leon W. Drive, Macon. Hicks & Sons Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 

Ethell Gibbs 

Services for Ethell Aultman Gibbs will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Moores Funeral Home, Milledgeville. Gibbs, 69, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001. A native of Tifton, she was the daughter of the late J.B. Aultman and the late Clara Barnes Woods. Gibbs had lived in Milledgeville for many years before moving to Macon. She was a retired employee of Central State Hospital and was a volunteer with Senior Friends. 

Survivors include her children Cherry DuPree of Byron, John Gibbs of Watkinsville, Ray Gibbs of McIntyre and Maple Gibbs of Milledgeville; brother J.W. Wood of Fitzgerald; sister Ann Wynn of Fitzgerald; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 

Lucille Harris 

FORT VALLEY - Services for Lucille Martin Harris will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Shiloh Baptist Church, with burial in Willowlake Memorial Garden Cemetery. Harris, 81, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at The Medical Center of Central Georgia. A native of Crawford County, she attended H.A. Hunt School. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, where she served as financial secretary and a ward leader. At the church, Harris was also a member of the Senior Usher Board, the Senior Mission Board, the sick committee and the Sunday School class. She was a member of the Mission Club and the Caring Club of New Hope Baptist Church, Fort Valley. Harris was a member of Woods Missionary Christian Club and the Friendly Social and Sharing Club. She was the widow of Tom Harris.

Survivors include her children Mattie Rice, Smith Tom Harris, Ernest Harris, Lottie Harris and Julia Ann Sturn, all of Fort Valley, Angela Cornelius of Macon, Woodard Harris of Columbus, Ohio, and Amos Harris of Lithonia; sister Cleon M. Harris of Fort Valley; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 148 Clive Blvd., Fort Valley. C.J. Edwards Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 

Lucille Hayes 

SWAINSBORO - Services for Lucille Flanders Hayes will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, with burial in Swainsboro City Cemetery. Hayes died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at University Hospital, Augusta, after an extended illness. A native of Emanuel County, she had retired after 35 years of service at Farmer Home Administration, USDA. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Swainsboro, where she served on the Administrative Board. Hayes was a member of the C.I. Hall Bible Class, the Wesleyan Group, the Emanuel County Arts Council and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She was the widow of Emory Collins and LeRoy Hayes.

Survivors include her brother Harry E. Flanders Sr. of Thomaston; niece Harriett Flanders Hickman of Culpepper, Va.; and nephews Harry "Bo" Flanders Jr. of Augusta and James C. Flanders of Hollywood, Md.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Swainsboro. Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 

James R. Holder Sr. 

EATONTON - Services for James R. "Hot" Holder Sr. will be at 3 p.m. today at Lone Oak Baptist Church with burial in Eatonton Memorial Park. Holder, 85, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at his home. A native of Morgan County, he was the son of the late James Posey Holder and the late Lillie Bell Lankford Holder. He lived most of his life in Putnam County. Holder was a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church and the Oconee Coon Hunting Club.

Survivors include his wife, Florence Reese Holder; children Pete Holder of Eatonton, Bennie Frank Holder, Melvin Otis Holder, Steve Mack Holder, Brenda Davis, James Reginald Holder Jr. and Mark Holder, all of Eatonton; sister Lou Fuller of Eatonton; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Ivy Hill Chapel has charge of arrangements. 

Jimmy M. Ingrum 

FORT VALLEY - Graveside services for Jimmy M. Ingrum will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Oaklawn Cemetery. Ingrum, 58, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001. Born in Missouri, he was retired from Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins. Ingrum was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Culpepper Ingrum; son Jay Ingrum of Macon; daughter Julee Brown of Fort Valley; stepson Ashley Brown of Fort Valley; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Rooks Funeral Home, Byron. The family may be contacted at 9928 Hwy. 42. 

Robert Kent 

Services for Robert Lewis French Kent will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at New Pilgrim Baptist Church, with burial in Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery, Musella. Kent, 13, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001. Born in Omaha, Neb., he attended McEvoy Middle School.

Survivors include his father, Robert Lewis Kent of Omaha; stepfather Johnnie D. Davis of Macon; grandparents, Cleo French Jones and Robert L. Guyton, both of Omaha, and Katie and Henry Grier; sister Kimberly Kent of Macon; and brothers Michael Kent and Theodore Kent, both of Macon.

The family may be contacted at 5972 Leon W. Drive, Macon. Hicks & Sons Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 

Jeremiah McCrary 

Services for Jeremiah "Jerry" McCrary will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church with burial in Middle Georgia Memory Gardens. McCrary, 63, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at a local hospital. Born in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Harry and Sarah McCrary. He attended the public schools of Butler and was a former member of Macedonia Baptist Church, Reynolds. McCrary was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, where he served on the Deacon Board as assistant chairman, was a Sunday School teacher and served on the Usher Board. He was a former employee of Cherokee Brick and Tile Co.

Survivors include his wife, Louise J. McCrary of Macon; children Gennie McCrary, Wendy D. Mosley, Roy E. Johnson, Thomas Johnson and Timothy Johnson, all of Macon; brother Harry McCrary Jr. of Reynolds; 22 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 126 Madison St., Macon. Hicks & Sons Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 

Mary E. Middlebrooks 

UNADILLA - Services for Mary E. Middlebrooks will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Brown Chapel Baptist Church with burial in Shiloh Cemetery, Henderson. Middlebrooks, 52, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at a local hospital. Born in Dooly County, she was the daughter of the late Ervin and Carrie Lee Ford. She was a member of Brown Chapel Baptist Church, attended Dooly County schools and was employed with Allstate Truck Stop.

Survivors include her companion, Freddie Tillie; children Dorothy Davis of Pinehurst, Tabatha Middlebrooks, Jackie Middlebrooks and Charlene Harrell, all of Unadilla, and Eric Middlebrooks of Newport News, Va.; brothers Ervin Ford Jr. of New York, Calvin Ford, Robert Ford and Willie A. Ford, all of Unadilla; sisters Christine Middlebrooks, Lillie Taylor and Yvonne Ford, all of Unadilla, and Ann Walker of Connecticut; and seven grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 436 Bogan St. Unadilla. Alvie Coes Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 

Bernie Miller 

THOMASTON - Services for Bernie Lee Knight Miller will be at 2 p.m. Monday at East Thomaston Baptist Church, with burial in Upson Memorial Gardens. Miller, 85, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at Upson Regional Medical Center. Born in Baytonlevel, Ala., she was retired from B.F. Goodrich, where she worked as a winder. Miller was a member of East Thomaston Baptist Church and attended the First Assembly of God.

Survivors include her daughter Mary Jo Nain of Watkinsville; son Woody M. Miller of Thomaston; brother Jimmy knight of Thomaston; sisters Mary Kelly of Macon and Lanie Miller of Wisconsin; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Coggins Funeral Home. The family may be contacted at the residence. Memorials may be made to East Thomaston Baptist Church, Park Lane, Thomaston 30286. 

Clyde Ryles 

HAZLEHURST - Services for Clyde Ryles will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Miles Funeral Home, with burial in Satilla Cemetery, Jeff Davis County. Ryles, 88, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at Jeff Davis Hospital. A native of Wilcox County, he was the son of the late Joanah Ryles and the late Maggie Cook Ryles. He lived most of his life in Jeff Davis County and was a mechanic.

Survivors include his wife, Ouida Mae Ryles of Hazlehurst; daughters Nora Vaughan of Hazlehurst, Bobbie Weaver and Diann Miles; son Herman Ryles of Hazlehurst; brother Johnny Ryles; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Bette Shepard 

WARM SPRINGS - Services for Bette Helms Shepard will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home, Thomaston, with burial in South View Cemetery, Thomaston. Shepard, 69, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at St. Francis Hospital, Columbus. Born in Thomaston, she was the daughter of the late James Lemuel Helms and the late Josie Hoyle. The widow of Ovid Shepard, she was a member of Thomaston First United Methodist Church. Shepard was a registered nurse who worked with Upson County Health for more than 30 years.

Survivors include her daughters Julie Brese and Carol Searcy, both of Thomaston; sisters Gertrude Adams of Thomaston and Nina Goodroe of Griffin; and five grandchildren.

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

Ray K. Stephens 

SPARTA - Services for Ray K. Stephens will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Williams White Columns Funeral Home, Milledgeville, with burial in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Washington County. Stephens, 42, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, in a Macon hospital. A native of Baldwin County, he was the son of the late Herman J. Stephens and the late Mattie Meeks Stephens. He had lived in Sparta for the past several years and was a self-employed carpenter.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce C. Stephens of Sparta; daughter Tammi Stephens of Macon; son Trey Stephens of Columbus; stepson Holland Tanner of Newnan; sisters Joyce Higdon of White Plains, Kathy Reynolds of Madison, Connie Barnett and Susie Jump, both of Milledgeville; brothers Bobby Stephens, Joe Stephens, Edward Stephens, Allen Stephens and Bud Stephens, all of Milledgeville; and one granddaughter.

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

Alfred Toland 

Graveside services for Alfred Bernard Toland will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Toland, 67, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at a local hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Indiana, he was the son of the late Walter Eugene Toland and the late Elizabeth Ann Wood Toland. He had lived in Middle Georgia for several years. A retired truck driver, Toland was of the Holiness faith. The widower of Velma Louise Chapman Toland, he was an Army veteran.

Survivors include his children Darlene Yvonne Toland of Forsyth, and William Dale Toland and Sandra N. Toland Mims, both of Macon; brothers Melvin Eugene Toland of Savannah and Ellis Hayes Toland of Fort Valley; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. The family may be contacted at the home of Sandra N. Mims, W. Richmond Street, Macon. 

Myra Tolbert 

CENTERVILLE - Services for Myra Tolbert will be at 3 p.m. today at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be private. Tolbert, 78, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001. Born in Winder, she was a housewife.

Survivors include her daughter Deborah Bryant of Centerville; son David Tolbert of Athens; sisters Corrie Spinelli of San Diego, Calif., and Millie Tate of Winston-Salem, N.C.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Beatrice Varnadoe 

LUMBER CITY - Services for Beatrice Tompkins Varnadoe will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Miles Funeral Home, Hazlehurst. Varnadoe, 84, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at Jeff Davis Hospital. A native and lifelong resident of Telfair County, she was the daughter of the late Clifford Tompkins Curtis and the widow of Arlie Varnadoe. She was a homemaker and a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sisters-in-law Evelyn Anderson White and Ruth Varnadoe, both of Lumber City; and several nieces and nephews. 

Winnie Walton 

FORT VALLEY - Services for Winnie Young Walton will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Little Union Primitive Baptist Church, Crawford County, with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. Walton, 91, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001. Born in Bibb County, she was a retired Peach County lunchroom manager and a member of Little Union Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Loretta W. Tidwell of Macon, Donna W. Scott of Lizella and Grady A. Walton of Fort Valley; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Rooks Funeral Home, Fort Valley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Little Union Primitive Baptist Church, c/o 2986 Willowstone Drive, Lizella 31052. 

Henry Williams Jr. 

FORT VALLEY - Services for Henry Louis "Nixon" Williams Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at C.J. Edwards Funeral Home with burial in Willowlake Memorial Garden Cemetery. Williams, 42, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at Houston County Medical Center, Warner Robins. The son of the late Lillie Robinson Williams and the late Henry L. Williams Sr., he was a retired housekeeping employee of Fort Valley State University. Williams attended Peach County High School.

Survivors include his companion, Glenda Brown of Fort Valley; children Natasha Hill, Torie Hill, Glentorus Williams and Ke Ke Williams, all of Fort Valley; sisters Quandal R. Williams of Thomaston and Thelma Williams Anderson of North Carolina.

The family will receive friends at 208 Peachtree Street Extension, Fort Valley. 

Jack Wright Sr. 

MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Jack Wright Sr. will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Moores Funeral Home, with burial in Baldwin Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Wright, 79, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001. A native of Baldwin County, he retired as a district manager with Dover Elevator after 38 years of service. Wright was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, serving 3 1/2 years in the Pacific Theater.

Survivors include his wife, Jane E. Wright of Milledgeville; children Jack Wright Jr. and Janice W. Cox, both of Milledgeville; brother William Daniel Wright of Milledgeville; sister Katherine Wright Williams of Milledgeville; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of services today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the donor's favorite charity. 
 

  
 

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BARSHOW, F. Murphy: died in Phoenix, Ariz., on Friday, Feb. 23, 2001. A veteran of World War II serving in Italy, Mr. Barshow graduated from Lanier High School and the University of Utah. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church in Phoenix. 

A Rosary will be said in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary today, Feb. 25, 2001, at 7:30 p.m. with Father Tim McKeown officiating. Graveside services will be held on Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at 11:30 a.m. in Riverside Cemetery, north gate, with Father John Cuddy officiating. The family may be contacted at 954 Spring St.

Survivors: sisters Mary Barshow of Macon and Eleanor Rankin of Tallahassee, Fla.; niece Mary Reiher of Raleigh; two great-nieces.

Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

CROW, Timothy "Tim" P.: age 46, of Macon, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Rex Odom officiating. Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hart's Mortuary.

Mr. Crow attended Macon Junior College.

He is survived by his two sisters Jane Crow Holloway of St. Simons, Ga., and Molly S. Sims of Hattiesburg, Miss.; a brother Charles W. Crow Jr. of Marietta, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

HERNDON, Omar E. Sr.: of 1497 Green Tree Parkway, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001. Graveside services will be held Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at 3 p.m. in Riverside Cemetery with the Revs. John Wesley Moye and Louis Smith officiating.

Visitation: today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hart's Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Doles United Methodist Church Building Fund, 6220 Thomaston Road, Macon, GA 31220.

Mr. Herndon was a member of Doles United Methodist Church. He was the past master of Mabel Lodge, and a member of the Scottish Rite. Mr. Herndon was a veteran of the Navy and served in World War II. He retired from Dunlap Chevrolet after 28 years. Mr. Herndon was active in the Boy Scouts for over 35 years. He was the son of the late Durward Herndon and Emogene Hodges Herndon.

Survivors: wife, Mary Ann Herndon of Macon; sons Omar E. Herndon Jr. and Durward Herndon, both of Macon; daughter Beverly Lunn of Indianapolis, Ind.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

HUTCHISON, Elba: of 5989 Rogers Road in Lizella, Ga., died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

LITTLE, Charles Ronald "Ronnie": 42, of 1005 Elberta Road, Apt. 52, Warner Robins, Ga., died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001. Services were held Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary with the Rev. Doug Davis officiating. Burial was in Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Danville, Ga. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to asthma research. Hart's Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

MATTHEWS, Ruth: of 3330 Ridge Ave., died Feb. 1, 2001. Memorial services will be held today, Feb. 25, 2001, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary with Dr. James Bruner, Dr. Robert Setzer and Dr. Peter Rhea Jones officiating. The family will greet visitors prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Mercer University Medical School, Ruth LaTuille Matthews Geriatric Research, Attn: Gloria Marshall, 1400 Coleman Ave., Macon, GA 31217.

Survivors: daughters Ruth Suzanne Matthews and Donna Matthews of Chattanooga, Tenn., and John Michael Matthews of Atlanta; two grandchildren Matthew Gordon Post and Erica Suzanne Post, both of Atlanta; nephew John Paul O'Neal of Port Neches, Texas.

Mrs. Matthews was a member of First Baptist Church in Macon. She received a B.A. degree from the University of Louisville and a M.A. degree of fine arts in literature and a M.A. degree in library science from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. She was Mother of the Year in Missouri in 1972. She went to London, England, on a Rhodes Scholarship in 1971 and was associated with the United Nations Group. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

SMITH, Charles: of 4641 Fulton Mill Road, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001. Services have been entrusted to Hart's Mortuary and will be announced later.

ARNETTE, David: 64, of Macon, passed away Saturday afternoon, Feb. 24, 2001. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ingleside Memorial Chapel.

COCHRAN, Nellie: Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery announces that Nellie Cochran passed away at her residence Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, and arrangements will be announced in the Monday edition.

MARTIN, Mr. Edward Brock: Passed away at his residence on Bevin Drive in Macon, Ga., on Friday, Feb. 23, 2001. He was born to the late Mr. Elijah Franklin (BRUCE) Martin and the late Ethel Ennis Brock Martin on Sept. 14, 1919. He was born in Pike County, Ga., and moved to Macon after returning from World War II. Mr. Martin was a veteran of the Navy and was married to June Jenkins Martin on May 8, 1940, in Griffin, Ga. They were married more than 60 years. Mr. Martin was retired from Warner Robins Air Force Base, where he worked in civil service as an aircraft production technician. At the time of his death, he was 81 years old. Mr. Martin was a faithful member of First Street United Methodist Church, and was a member emeritus in the Marshall A. Weir Masonic Lodge Number 448. He was raised a 32nd degree Mason in the Scottish Rite Consistory in 1953. He was a member of Riverside Masonic Temple. He is survived by his loving wife, June Jenkins Martin of Macon, Ga.; and two sons, Michael Brock Martin and Dennis Allen Martin, both of Macon, Ga. Seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also are left to cherish his memory. Funeral services will be conducted from the graveside with the Rev. Hugh Waldorf officiating. Masonic grand honors will be conferred upon Mr. Martin at the graveside. Services will begin at Two O'Clock in the Afternoon on Monday, Feb. 26, 2001. The family will gather with friends for visitation at the funeral home at Twelve Noon on Monday. (Day of Services). Those wishing to call on the family may do so at the residence on Bevin Drive in Macon, Ga. The family has requested memorial contributions be made to the Hospice of Central Georgia at Post Office Box 6533, Macon, G .31208. It is the express wish of the family to thank the staff and volunteers of Hospice of Central Georgia. They are ever thankful and appreciative for the care and compassion over these past months. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has been entrusted to care for the needs of the Martin Family during this hour of bereavement.

TOLAND, Alfred Bernard passed away at a local hospital Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, after a lengthy illness. He was born to the late Walter Eugene Toland and the late Elizabeth Ann Wood Toland on Aug. 6, 1933. He was 67 years old on his last birthday. Mr. Toland was born in Indiana and lived in the Middle Georgia area for the past several years. He was a retired truck driver and was of the Holiness faith. He is predeceased by his wife, Velma Louise Chapman Toland, who passed away Dec. 17, 1999. Mr. Toland served his nation in the Army, where he was honorably discharged in 1959. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at four o'clock in the afternoon. The graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. W.S. "Sonny" Rogers. Burial will follow with a presentation of colors in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery - Section V. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home today, Feb. 25, 2001, from six until nine o'clock in the evening. Those wishing to call on the family may do so at the residence of his daughter Sandra N. Mims on West Richmond Street in Macon, Ga. Mr. Toland leaves his three children Darlene Yvonne Toland of Forsyth, Ga., William Dale Toland of Macon, Ga., and Sandra N. Toland Mims of Macon, Ga. Two brothers in mourning are Mr. Melvin Eugene Toland of Savannah, Ga., and Mr. Ellis Hayes Toland of Fort Valley, Ga. Fifteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of services for Mr. Alfred Bernard Toland.

BRADDY, Benjamin Frank: 82, of 3875 Rice Mill Road, Macon, Ga., died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, in a local hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Bethesda Baptist Church, with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Gary Johnson and the Rev. David Mosley will officiate. Members of the Adams Tanner Sunday School Class are asked to sit as a group during the service. Family will be at the residence, 3875 Rice Mill Road, Macon, Ga. 31206. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements.

TODD, Delbert Jr.: 79, of Macon, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, in a local hospital. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, graveside, in Riverside Cemetery, main gate. The Rev. Tommy Jones officiated. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Wesleyan Drive Baptist Church, 939 Wesleyan Drive, Macon, Ga. 31210. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, had charge of arrangements.

WILKES, Donna Fowler: 50, of Anderson, S.C., died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at her residence. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at West Highland Baptist Church. Burial was in Macon Memorial Park. The Rev. Jimmy Corbitt and the Rev. Hubert Wheeler officiated. Pallbearers: Owen Allen, Bobby Hendley, Billy Hendley, Carl Fowler, David Fowler, Darwin Fowler and Dr. Bruce Allen. Family will be at the Fowler residence, 3975 Hartness St., Macon, Ga. 31204. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, had charge of arrangements.


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