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Matthew Booker
 

Services for Matthew Booker will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Booker, 37, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001. He was born in Bibb County, son of the late Horace Booker Sr. He was a certified nursing assistant.

Survivors include his mother, Fleta Miller Booker of Macon; and brothers Theodis Miller of Macon, Horace Booker and Alvin Booker, both of Atlanta, and Alfred Booker of Dublin.

The family may be contacted at 738 St. James Ave. 
 

James Bowman
 

FORT VALLEY - Services for James R. "Dick" Bowman will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. Bowman, 84, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001. The son of the late E.W. and Cleo Bowman, he was retired from the Air Force and the U.S. Postal Service in Washington, D.C. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Fort Valley and Kiwanis Club.

Survivors include his wife, Lorena Bowman; children Lee Bowman of Richmond Hills, N.Y., Lynn Joyce of Apopka, Fla., Rick Bowman of Apex, N.C., and Becky Bowman of Raleigh, N.C.; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Rooks Funeral Home, Fort Valley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Fort Valley, 209 S. Miller St., Fort Valley 31030 or donor's choice of charity.
 

Vera Brown
 

MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Vera Fair Brown will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Moores Funeral Home with burial in Baldwin Memorial Gardens. Brown, 86, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, in a local health care facility. She was born in Washington County, daughter of the late George and Annie Fair. She worked at Central State Hospital and was owner and operator of Brown's Store from 1948 until 1974. The widow of Alton Brown, she was a member of Union Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son Alton Brown of Milledgeville; grandchildren Amy Hood of Milledgeville and Al Brown of New Albany, Ohio; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight in the funeral home.
 

Douglas Carter
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Douglas Carter will be private. Carter, 66, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001. He was born in Scottsville, Ky., son of the late Harvey and Dolly Carter.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Carter; children Douglas Carter Jr. of Texas, Debra Nowosielisky of Warner Robins and Dorothy Whitson of Oklahoma; stepchildren Amberly Fleming, Eljory Fleming and Nicole Fleming, all of Warner Robins; sisters Thelma Carter of Jacksonville, Fla., Meldred Douglas of Scottsville, Ky., Juanita Holland of Daytona Beach, Fla., Virginia Holland of Livington, Tenn., Beatrice Shinn of Summerfield, Fla., and Dorothy Stucky of Panama City, Fla.

McCullough Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Zeke Dukes
 

HAZLEHURST - Services for Zeke Dukes will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home with burial in Hazlehurst Memorial Cemetery. Dukes, 63, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001. He was a Baptist and a truck driver.

Survivors include his brothers and sisters S.A. Dukes of Hazlehurst, I.L. Dukes and Naomi Manders, both of Uvalda, Oscar Dukes Sr. and Elleree McCormick, both of Brunswick, Dorothy Pappas of Jacksonville, Fla., Myrtle Larson of Lake City, Fla.

The family will receive friends at 6 tonight in the funeral home.
 

William Elliott Jr.
 

LIZELLA - Services for William Henry "Dub" Elliott Jr. will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Elliott, 72, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, in a local hospital. He was born in Jasper County, son of the late William Henry and Mattie Lou Durden Elliott Sr. He was retired from the Phoenix Arizona Gazette as a platemaker and was a sterotyper for The Macon Telegraph. He also drove a school bus for 20 years. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Hamlin Elliott; children Talana Elliott and Randy Elliott, both of Macon, and Ron Elliott of McDonough; sisters Margaret Ware of South Carolina, and Florence Chappel and Nellie Flambo, both of Jones County; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, Macon, and may be contacted at the residence.
 

Ardelle Finlayson
 

BONAIRE - Services for Ardelle S. Finlayson will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bonaire Cemetery. Finlayson, 84, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001. She was owner of White Diamond Grill and was formerly employed at Citizen Southern Bank in Warner Robins. The widow of Thomas M. Finlayson, she was a member of Bonaire First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter Kerry F. Jay of Macon; sisters Darliene Blair and Yvonne Sisson, both of Bonaire, and Nell Melton of Selma, Ala.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight in McCullough Funeral Home, Warner Robins. Memorials may be made to donor's favorite charity.
 

Reba Floyd
 

FITZGERALD - Services for Reba Paulk Floyd will be at 11 a.m. today in First Baptist Church with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Floyd, 88, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001. She was a teller, retired from National Bank of Fitzgerald. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher and past president of WMU. The widow of T.G. Floyd, she was a former member of the Pilot Club and Floraculture Garden Club.

Survivors include her son James T. Floyd of Perry; sister Claryce Fountain of Fitzgerald; grandchildren Angus McDonald, Quincy McDonald and Jamie Floyd; and three great-grandchildren.

Paulk Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Theatus Foskey Sr.
 

HAZLEHURST - Services for Theatus Foskey Sr. will be at 11 a.m. today in Miles Funeral Home with burial in Palms Memorial Garden. Foskey, 54, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001. The son of the late Carlos and Tella Mae White Foskey, he was a farmer and construction worker.

Survivors include his son Theatus Foskey Jr.
 

George Foster
 

DETROIT - Services for George Foster will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in County Line Baptist Church, Butts County, with burial in Forsyth City Cemetery. Foster, 34, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001.

Survivors include his children Jamalia Butler, Darius Butler, Brandon Walden, Rayshawn Walden, Alexus Walden and Ashley Walden; mother Sandra Lyons; father George White; grandparents Willie and Laura White; and sisters Kimbley Shannon and Angela Medina.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 tonight in Freeman Funeral Home.
 

Kate Gamble
 

CORDELE - Services for Kate H. Gamble will be at 2 p.m. today in Dekle Funeral Home with burial in Sunnyside Cemetery. Gamble, 85, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001. She worked at BilRay Manufacturing Co. She was a member of Cordele Garden Club, VFW Auxiliary, TOPS and the Harris Starr Sunday School Class.

Survivors include her children Zeke Trussell of Louisville, Ann Trussell Edward and Mary Jo Cox, both of Cordele, and Jean Johnson of Anniston, Ala.; brother and sisters James W. Haynie and Marjorie Cape, both of Cordele, and Louise Waters of Rebecca; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
 

Rosa Lee Jenkins
 

COCHRAN - Services for Rosa Lee Jenkins will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Mount Zion Baptist Church with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Jenkins, 63, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001. Shew as born in Bleckley County, daughter of the late George and Rosa Lee Jones. She was a Baptist and worked as a nurse's aide.

Survivors include her husband, William Henry Jenkins; children Minnie L. Jones, Jimmy L. Jones, Hollie M. Jenkins and Gwendolyn T. Hornsby, all of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., William Henry Jenkins Jr. of Macon, Leroy Jenkins, Caroline Jenkins and Henry Jones, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; brothers and sister Eugene Jones of Hawkinsville, Isaiah Jones of Savannah, Elijah Jones of Cochran and Carrie Stubbs of Warner Robins; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight in Friendly Funeral Home and may be contacted at the residence on Route 4, Cochran. 
 

Margaret Jones
 

DUBLIN - Services for Margaret Jones will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Union Grove Church of God in Christ with burial in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery, Montrose. Jones, 69, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001. She was born in Laurens County, daughter of the late Phil and Mattie Edwards Smith. A homemaker, she was a member of Union Grove Church of God in Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Manzie Jones.

The family may be contacted at 307 N. Decatur St., Dublin. The body will be in the church at noon. Dudley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Shareef Lewis
 

Services for Shareef Qadre Al-Waajid Lewis will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Lewis, 23, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2001. He was formerly employed at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and Fazoli's in Milledgeville and worked in the building industry. He also worked part-time at the Baldwin County Courthouse.

Survivors include his mother Patricia DeLesline AKA-Majeedah; father Gerald Carl Lewis; sisters and brother Bridgett Lewis of New York, Robin Lewis of Baltimore and Kareem Hasan Al-Waajid of New York; and grandparents Henry and Ann Lewis of New York City.

The family may be contacted at 523 Cherry St., Apt. 623.
 

Lester Lundy
 

LAKE SINCLAIR - Services for Lester L. Lundy will be at 1:30 p.m. today in Moores Funeral Home, Milledgeville, with entombment in Baldwin Memorial Gardens. Lundy, 81, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001. A Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he graduated from the University of Georgia with a forestry degree. He was a registered forester with the state of Georgia and spent his entire career with the Georgia Forestry Commission, retiring as assistant fire control chief of the state in 1980. He was a former member of the Society of American Foresters and the National Association of Foresters. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Milledgeville, Milledgeville Country Club and Men's Golf Association.

Survivors include his wife, Evangeline Thomas Lundy; son William Lester Lundy of Milledgeville; sisters Rebecca Lundy Cobb of Camilla and Ellie Lundy Wren of Garner, N.C.; and a granddaughter Amanda Lee Lundy.

The family will receive friends at 12:30 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 795, Milledgeville 31061.
 

Elizabeth Lytle
 

HAZLEHURST - Services for Elizabeth Lytle will be at 3 p.m. today in Lumber City Church of God with burial in Hazlehurst Memorial Cemetery. Lytle, 78, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001. The daughter of the late James and Rebecca Hand Bohannon, she was a homemaker and member of Bridgeford Church of God. She was the widow of James Lytle.

Survivors include her children Cathy Floyd, Debbie Pope, James Hall and Ted Lytle, all of Hazlehurst; sisters Sallie Mae Bryant, Myrtle Anderson and Isabel Rowell, all of Hazlehurst; 15 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Miles Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Judy Neal
 

Services for Judy Parker "Judy Red" Neal will be at 11:30 a.m. today in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Neal, 52, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001. The daughter of the late Lottie and Raymond Parker, she was a member of Harmony Baptist Church and usher board. She had attended America Tech School of Nursing.

Survivors include her children Derrick Parker of Roanoke, Va., and Ernest Neal Jr. of Macon; sister and brothers Brenda Clark and Kenneth Parker, both of Macon, and Tyrone Parker of Roanoke; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 4290 Robinson Court.
 

Buford Newell Jr.
 

Services for Buford M. Newell Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hart's Mortuary with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Newell died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001. An Army veteran of World War II, he worked at Central Georgia Railroad for 27 years and at Robins Air Force Base for 22 years. He was a member of Forest Hills United Methodist Church and Faithful Friends Sunday School Class. A charter member of Riverside Golf and Country Club, he was a former member of Vine-Ingle Lions Club, member of Macon Exchange club, NARFE, Moose Club, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and American Legion Joseph N. Peel Jr. Post No. 3.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Dickson Newell; and sister Belle Phillips of Macon.

The family may be contacted at the residence. Memorials may be made to Forest Hills United Methodist Church, 1217 Forest Hill Road, Macon 31210.
 
 

Arcelious Ricks Jr.
 

Services for Arcelious C. Ricks Jr. will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in New Home Baptist Church with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Ricks, 79, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001. He was born in Bibb County, son of the late Arcelious Ricks Sr. and Sallie Pitts Ricks. He served in the Army's 100th Fighter Squadron during World War II and was a retired limousine driver with the 21 Club in New York City. The widower of Pearl C. Barksdale Ricks, he was a member of New Home Baptist Church and deacon board.

Survivors include his children Troy McNair, Janice D. Ricks and Cynthia Ricks, all of Macon, and Arcelious Ricks III of New York City; stepchildren Johnny McNair of Hemet, Alfred McNair, Sonja Person and Janis Thomas, all of Macon; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 1745 Kitchens Road. Jones Brothers Eastlawn Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.
 
 

Fred B. Smith
 

ST. JAMES CITY, Fla. - Memorial services for Fred Basil Smith will be held at a later date. Smith died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at his residence. He was retired from Excello-Textron in Lima, Ohio. He was born in West Mansfield, Ohio, son of the late Jasper and Myrtel Smith. He was a life member of Post 39 Amvets, Indian Lake Moose, Indian Lake Eagles. 

Survivors include his wife, Stephanie Fay Smith; children Fred L. Smith of Lima, Darryl Smith of Urbana, Ohio, and Tonya S. Grant of Warner Robins; brother and sisters George Smith of Pennsylvania, Louise Johnston and Rosie Swallow, both of Lima, Ruth Garberdale of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and seven grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Cape Coral, Fla. I.C.S. Cremation Society Inc. of Harbour Heights, Fla., had charge of arrangements.
 
 

Gladys M. Spires
 

Services for Gladys M. Spires will be at 2 p.m. today in Crest Lawn Funeral Home with burial in Macon Memorial Park. Spires, 77, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001. She was born in Bleckley County, daughter of the late Courtney and Nancy Evers Johnson. She had lived in Macon most of her life and was retired from the dietary department of The Medical Center of Central Georgia. She was a member of White Oaks Free Will Baptist Church, where she was formerly active in the Sunday School.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Edward Spires; children Paul Spires, Larry Spires and Glenda Dupree, all of Macon; brother and sisters Roy Johnson of Macon, Dorothy Hampton, Elizabeth Lanier, Emma Jean Barfield and J.C. Buckhan, all of Lakeland, Fla., and Alton Johnson of Prospect, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 3101 Whiteside Road. Memorials may be made to White Oaks Free Will Baptist Church, 7035 Houston Road, Macon 31216.
 

Lois Terrell
 

Graveside services for Lois Terrell will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Terrell Cemetery, Taylor County. Terrell, 94, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, in a local hospital. The widow of Robert Terrell, she was a domestic worker.

Survivors include her son Charles Wells of Macon; and a grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home and may be contacted at 1961 Northbrook Ave.
 

Walter Willis
 

THOMASTON - Services for Walter Jake Willis will be at 2 p.m. today in Coggins Funeral Home with burial in Upson Memorial Gardens. Willis, 71, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001. He was retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation. He had also worked at B.F. Goodrich and was owner of Willis Garage. 

Survivors include his wife, Betty Teal Willis; children Butch Willis, Mike Willis and Mary Day, all of Thomaston, and Patsy Brooks of Molena; sister and brothers Mary Graves of Meansville, Doug Willis and Tommy Willis, both of Thomaston; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 


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