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Eunice Bemke
WARNER ROBINS - Services for Eunice Estelle Bemke will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with burial in Parkway Memorial Gardens. Bemke, 73, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001. Daughter of the late Woodie and Hassie Walker, she was a member of Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints and Warner Robins Senior Citizens Club. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her children Linda Faye Wheeler and Thomas Lee Hall, both of Middleburg, Fla., Barbara Gail Greenleaf of Overland Park, Kan., Deborah Jean Kennedy of Elk Grove, Calif., and Judy Hall Brown of Warner Robins; sister Velma Carroll of Warner Robins; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Alma Carter

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Alma Riner Carter will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in First United Methodist Church in Warner Robins with burial in Piney Mount Methodist Church Cemetery, Wrightsville. Carter, 88, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001. She was a homemaker, member of First United Methodist Church, Wesley Fellowship Sunday School Class, Circle No. 3 of UMW. 

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Fred Carter; children Mary Carter Smith of Warner Robins, Judy Carter Smith of Cochran, Johnnie Pat Carter of Thomson and Russell Carter of Inglewood, Colo.; sister and brothers Ruby Miller of East Dublin, Edward Riner of Savannah, Ralph Riner of Statesboro and Maurice Riner of Ocilla; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. 

Irene Crawford 

FITZGERALD - Services for Irene Pearl Smith Crawford will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Holsey Chapel CME Church with burial in Kiokee Cemetery. Crawford died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001. She attended Fort Valley State College, Albany State University and Valdosta State College and was a retired special education teacher with Coffee County High School after 34 years. She was a secretary of AARP, past matron of Bethedon Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Grand Chapter, was a member of the Coffee County Retired Teachers Association and the NAACP.

Survivors include her children Daniel R. Crawford of Atlanta and Rosa Watts of Albany; adopted daughter Cora Jackson of Albany; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Hall's Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 

Samuel Hall 

NORMAN PARK - Services for Samuel E. Hall will be at 4 p.m. today in Deep Bottom Cemetery. Hall, 77, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001. He was the son of the late Samuel and Mary Hall. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a feed salesman and member of Norman Park Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Register Hall; children Suzanne Loller, Richard Hall and Roger Hall, all of Norman Park; brother and sister Henry Hall and Mildred Carter, both of Moultrie; and eight grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 3 p.m. today in Cobb Funeral Chapel and may be contacted at 114 E. Weeks St., Norman Park. 

Vivian Hazel 

SPARTA - Services for Vivian S. Hazel will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Macedonia Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Hazel, 66, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001.

Survivors include her husband, Winton Hazel; children Winton Hazel II of Milledgeville and Cathy Jackson of Sparta; brothers and sister James Smith of Lizella, Robert Smith of Cambridge, Mass., William Smith and Grace Smith, both of Sparta; and a grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the church. Warren Brothers Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 

James Holt 

VIENNA - Services for James L. "Bud" Holt will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Smyrna Baptist Church with burial in Lane Cemetery. Holt, 74, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001. The son of the late Lewis and Lillie Holt, he was a former gas truck driver for Par Gas and Star Gas and was a retired farmer. He was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and member of the Men's Bible Class.

Survivors include his wife, Ernestine Holt; children Carol Davis of Mineral Bluff, Anne Widner of Prince Frederick, Md., and David Holt and Jimmy Holt, both of Vienna; sisters Dorothy Prontaut of Greensboro, N.C., and Kathleen Southerland of Loganville; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Bowen-NeSmith Funeral Home, Vienna. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Smyrna Baptist Church, P.O. Box 382, Vienna 31092. 

Russell Humphrey 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Russell Cecil Humphrey will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Northview Methodist Church with entombment in Magnolia Park Mausoleum. Humphrey, 83, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001. He was born in Bulloch County, son of the late Russell and Iris Lanier Humphrey. He was a member of Northview Methodist Church and the Home Builders Sunday School Class. 

Survivors include his wife, Bernice A. Humphrey; children Jerry Humphrey of Warner Robins, Bobby Humphrey of Milledgeville and Jimmy Humphrey of Greenville, N.C.; sisters Etta Mae Cannady of Warner Robins and Ethel Greer of Port Orange, Fla.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Noah Jackson Jr. 

MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Noah Robert Jackson Jr. will be at 4 p.m. today in Black Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Jackson, 71, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001. He graduated from Georgia Military College and received a master's degree in forestry from the University of Georgia. He was manager of wood procurement at S. Regis Paper Co., and was retired from Amax Forest Products.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn U. Jackson; children Bob Jackson of Clinton, Miss., John Jackson and Lyn Kruse, both of Milledgeville; sister JoAnn Peeler of Macon; and seven grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Oconee, 811 N. Cobb St., Milledgeville 31061. 

Sara Johnston 

TOOMSBORO - Services for Sara Weaver Johnston will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Toomsboro Baptist Church with burial in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. Johnston, 73, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001. She was a retired dispatcher with the Monticello Police and Jasper County Sheriff's Department. She was a member of Toomsboro Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Jay Johnston of Jackson and Gene Johnston of Monticello; brother and sisters Gene Weaver of McDonald, JoAnn Hartley and Linda Knowles, both of Milledgeville, and Joanne Allen of Macon; and grandchildren Ashley Johnston and Morgan Johnston.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight in Moores Funeral Home. 

Don Lawler 

Services for Don Lawler will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Holy Spirit Catholic Church with burial at 2:30 p.m. in Andersonville National Cemetery. Lawler, 82, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at his residence. He attended Columbia College in Iowa and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a past member of VFW Post 658 and Grand Commander Military Order of Cootie Department of GA 48-49. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Duffie H. Lawler; children Patricia L. Jones of Knoxville, Ga., Genelle L. Pope of Hawkinsville, Linda L. McAfee Clark of Brunswick, Terry D. Lawler of Dunwoody and John W. Lawler of Peachtree City; and six grandchildren.

A scripture service will be at 6 tonight in Hart's Mortuary. The family may be contacted at 4359 Vallie Court. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Church Building Fund, 4074 Chambers Road, Macon 31206 or VistaCare Hospice, 750 Baconsfield Drive, Macon 31211 or American Lung Association, 2452 Spring Road, Smyrna 30080. 

Elizabeth Lay 

DENVER - Services for Elizabeth Martin Lay will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Hazlehurst First United Methodist Church with entombment in Hazlehurst City Cemetery. Lay, 79, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001. She was born in Jeff Davis County, daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. S.W. Martin. The widow of Robert Lay, she was a homemaker and member of Hazlehurst First United Methodist Church. 

Survivors include her daughter Gygnetha Swofford of Denver, Robert Lay of Waynesboro and Michael Lay of Hazlehurst; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. today in Miles Funeral Home, Hazlehurst. 

Lessie Lewis 

MCRAE - Services for Lessie Lewis will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Lumber City Baptist Church with burial in Sandhill Church Cemetery. Lewis, 96, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001. She was born in Telfair County, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lock Cravey. She was a homemaker and member of Sandhill United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her son Major Lewis of Kingsland; brother and sisters Dave Cravey and Bessie Ward, both of Lumber City, Jerusha Lee Hilliard of McRae, Inez Boatwright of Live Oak, Fla., Edith Parker of Jacksonville, Fla., and Pauline Parker of Milan; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

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

Laverne Mashburn 

UNADILLA - Services for Laverne S. Mashburn will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Harmony Baptist Church with burial in Harmony-Smyrna Cemetery. Mashburn, 72, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001. She was a Pink Lady at Dooly Medical Center. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband William Mashburn; children Larry Mashburn and Wayne Mashburn, both of Pinehurst, and Ricky Mashburn of Americus; brothers Jesse Scarborough of Cordele and Roscoe Scarborough of Shreveport, La.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Bowen-NeSmith Funeral Home, Vienna. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Hospice, 208 E. Fourth Ave., Cordele 31015 or donor's favorite charity. 

Frances McGee 

Services for Frances Nixon McGee will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Damascus CME Church, Lizella, with burial in the church cemetery. McGee, 81, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001. Born in Bibb County, she was a member of Damascus CME Church and stewardess board. She was the widow of Charlie McGee.

Survivors include her children Sarah F. Pitts, Bobby McGee and Terry McGee, all of Macon; brothers Lonnie Nixon of Lizella, Alfred Nixon of New Jersey, Elmer Nixon of New Britain, Conn.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 1542 Westminister Drive. Hicks & Sons Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 

Harriett McMillan 

Services for Harriett E. McMillan will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Hutchings Funeral Home with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. McMillan, 68, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001. Daughter of the late John and Bertha Brown, she worked at Harlem Hospital in New York City as a nurse, retiring in 1997 after 30 years. She attended New Hope Ministries and Church of Christ Written in Heaven in Warner Robins.

Survivors include her daughter Gwendolyn Miller Russell of Macon; sisters and brother Mildred B. Cross of Philadelphia, Gwendolyn A. Brown of Long Island, N.Y., Joan B. France of Martinsville, Va., Cynthia B. Lawrence of Macon and Richard M. Brown of Havelock, N.C.; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home and may be contacted at 1269 Pio Nono Circle. 

Grovene Merchant 

Services for Grovene Merchant will be at 11 a.m. today in Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home with entombment in Macon Memorial Park. Merchant, 76, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001. Daughter of the late Nellie and Grover Lindsey Sr., she was a member of Bloomfield United Methodist Church and Golden Rule Sunday School Class.

Survivors include her husband, Richard George Merchant Sr.; children Lindsey Hamrick and Timothy Merchant, both of Gray, Richard Merchant Jr. of Lizella and Bunny Nobles of Danville; brothers and sisters Vernon Lindsey of Macon, Martha Mitchell of Musella, Clarence Lindsey of Mosspoint, Miss., H. Maurice Lindsey of Roberta, Alva Lindsey of Fort Valley, Donald Lindsey of Forsyth, Gloria L. Justice of Albany and Grover Lindsey Jr. of Jackson; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 363 Pierce Ave., Macon 31204 or American Diabetes Association, 2966 Riverside Drive, Macon 31204. 

Roberta Parker 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Services for Roberta Williamson Parker will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in All Saints Episcopal Church, Chevy Chase, Md. Burial will be private. Parker, 73, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001. She was born in Macon, daughter of the late Carey K. and Iva Williamson Sr. The widow of Thomas Parker Jr., she was a homemaker and graduate of Wesleyan College in Macon.

Survivors include her children Thomas W. Parker of Quantico, Va., Robert Parker of LaPlatta, Md., and Mark Parker of Silver Springs, Md.; brother Carey Williamson Jr. of Macon; and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Joseph Gawler's Sons Funeral Home, Washington, D.C. Memorials may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church, 3 Chevy Chase Circle, Chevy Chase, Md. 20815. A register book will be at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, Macon. 

Odelle Parks 

BUTLER - Services for Odelle Pike Parks will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Howard United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Parks, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001. Born in Taylor County, she was a homemaker and member of Howard United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her son Thomas Parks of Butler; sister Jessie Bell Bickley of Prattsburg; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Edwards Funeral Home, Butler. 

Mary Phelps 

MARSHALLVILLE - Services for Mary Blonnell Phelps will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Bethel Baptist Church with burial in Willowlake Memorial Garden. Phelps died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at her residence. Daughter of the late General Phelps, she was retired from AT&T after 25 years. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and Gum Creek Missionary Association, where she was secretary and president of the youth department.

Survivors include her daughter Nequeya Gaston of Vienna; mother Mildred Phelps of Marshallville; brothers and sisters General Phelps Jr. of White Plains, N.Y., Donald Phelps and Jametta White, both of Marshallville, Debra McGhee of Warner Robins, James Phelps of Fort Valley, William Phelps of Perry, and Abdul Muhammad and Gerald Phelps of Macon; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight in C.J. Edwards Funeral Home and may be contacted at 204 Cherry St. 

James Rice 

MONTEZUMA - Services for James S. Rice will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First Salem Baptist Church with burial in Champ Waters Memorial Garden, Twin City. Rice, 58, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001. A farmer, he worked at Southern Frozen Food and Blue Bird Body Co. He was a member of Montezuma Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Delores Duncan Rice; children Corey Rice of Atlanta, Veronica Rice and James Rice, both of Montezuma, Olivia Chastain and Cheryl Chastain, both of Neptune, N.J., and Kelvin Duncan of Orlando, Fla.; father Harges Rice Sr. of Montezuma; brothers and sisters Willie Rice of Teaneck, N.J., Betty Mann of Oglethorpe, Eugene Rice and Maggie Williams, both of New York City, Helen Anthony and Carrie McWhorter, both of Orlando, Harges Rice Jr. of Perry, Mary Ann Summers and Lillie Ogburn, both of Macon, and Mary Rice of Montezuma; and 13 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 6 tonight in Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel. 

Mary Roquemore 

Services for Mary Lucile Roquemore will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Beulahland Bible Church with burial in Macon Memorial Park. Roquemore died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001. She was the daughter of the late George Walker Sr. and Mary Walker. She was the widow of Henry Roquemore.

Survivors include her children Connie Hart of Chicago, Billy Roquemore, Henry Roquemore Jr., Charles Roquemore, L.J. Roquemore, Larry Roquemore, Willene Roquemore, Doris Braswell, Mary Davis, Brenda Simmons, Joyce Mims and Annie Miller, all of Macon; sisters and brothers Mamie Cornelius, Lois Patterson, Iretta Scott, Willie Walker and Charles Walker, all of Macon; 32 grandchildren; 73 great-grandchildren; 32 great-great-grandchildren.

Family may be contacted at 2301 Houston Ave., Apt. 14C. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 

Annie Shelton 

NEW YORK CITY - Services for Annie Pearl Shelton will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Cobb, with burial in the church cemetery. Shelton, 62, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001. 

Survivors include her son Herman Shelton of Texas; mother Clara Clark of Tampa, Fla.; sisters and brothers Mamie Chealey of New York City, Eutha Long of Brandon, Fla., Estella Clark, Frankie Clark, Iola Addison, Clara Norris and Mary Smith, all of Tampa, and Fred Clark Jr. of Washington, D.C.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Barnum Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 

Eloise Solomon 

Services for Eloise Solomon will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Evergreen Cemetery. Solomon, 51, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001.

Survivors include her niece Gloria Ross.

Bentley & Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 

Elmon Summers 

GORDON - Services for Elmon Preston Summers will be at 11 a.m. Friday in White Columns Funeral Home with burial in Ramah Cemetery. Summers, 88, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, in a local hospital. Son of the late John and Elizabeth Summers, he was a retired railroad engineer with Southern Railway System. He was a member of Gordon United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his children Bill Summers of Milton, Fla., Doris Vasquez of Sacramento, Calif., and Kay Stanford of Ivey; sisters Minnie Youngblood and Wilmyth Davis, both of Gordon; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Rosa Wilcher 

WARRENTON - Services for Rosa Lee Wilcher will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Second Mineral Spring Church with burial in the church cemetery. Wilcher, 62, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001. 

Survivors include her mother Helen Wilcher of Warrenton; and brother and sisters Willie Wilcher of Decatur, Bertha Grissom of Mitchell, Alice Moss of Jewell and Betty Hill of South Carolina.

Ingram Brothers Funeral Home, Sparta, has charge of arrangements. 

Robert Williams 

DUBLIN - Services for Robert "Lank" Williams will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Spring Hill Baptist Church with burial in Big Ditch Cemetery. Williams, 89, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001. He was retired from Dublin Construction and was a member of Hogan Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Doris E. Williams; children Gladys Devoe, Ruth Brady and Robert Williams; brother Lonnie Williams of Dublin; 21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Dudley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

SPIRES, Gladys M.: 77, of Macon, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001. Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Bernard officiating. Burial was in Macon Memorial Park. The family may be contacted at 3101 Whiteside Road, Macon. Contributions may be made to White Oaks Free Will Baptist Church, 7035 Houston Road, Macon, Ga. 31216, or flowers will be accepted. Crest Lawn Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

CROW, Timothy "Tim" P.: age 46 of Macon, died Saturday, February 24, 2001. Memorial Services were held Tuesday, February 27, 2001 in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary at 11:00 A.M. with the Reverend Rex Odom officiating. Hart's Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

LAWLER, Don: 82, of 4359 Vallie Court, died Monday, February 26, 2001 at his residence. Services will be held Thursday, March 1, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Father Sam Zebron officiating. Burial will be in Andersonville National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. The family may be contacted at the residence. A scripture service will be held at Hart's Mortuary on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Church Building Fund, 4074 Chambers Road, Macon GA 31206, or to VistaCare Hospice, 750 Baconsfield Drive, Macon GA 31211 or to the American Lung Association, 2452 Spring Road, Smyrna GA 30080. Mr. Lawler was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He attended Columbia College in Iowa and was a World War II veteran in the U.S. Navy. He was a past member of V.F.W. Post 658 and Grand Commander Military Order of Cootie Department of GA 48-49. Survivors: Wife, Duffie H. Lawler of Macon; daughters, Patricia L. Jones of Knoxville, GA, Genelle L. Pope of Hawkinsville and Linda L. McAfee Clark of Brunswick; sons, Terry D. Lawler of Dunwoody and John W. Lawler of Peachtree City; 6 grandchildren. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

NEWELL, JR., Buford M.: of 2883 Riverview Road, died Sunday, February 25, 2001. Services will be held Wednesday, February 28, 2001, at 11:00AM in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary with The Reverends Jim Smith and Dianne Sweckard officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the residence. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Forest Hills United Methodist Church, 1217 Forest Hill Road, Macon, GA 31210. Mr. Newell was a member of Forest Hills United Methodist Church and the Faithful Friends Sunday School Class. He was a charter member of Riverside Golf and Country Club, a former member of Vine-Ingle Lions' Club, a member of the Macon Exchange Club, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Moose Club of Macon, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and American Legion Joseph N. Neel, Jr. Post #3. Mr. Newell was employed at Central Georgia Railroad for 27 years and at Robins Air Force Base for 22 years. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and served in World War II. Survivors: Wife, Mildred Dickson Newell of Macon; Sister, Belle Phillips of Macon; Sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marcella and Edward Whitten of Macon; Nephews, Wayne Whitten of Michigan. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

PEACOCK, Hennie Lou: died Tuesday, February 27, 2001. Services have been entrusted to Hart's Mortuary and will be announced later.

SMITH, Charles F. "Charlie": age 82 of 4641 Fulton Mill Road, died Saturday, February 24, 2001. Services were held Tuesday, February 27, 2001, at 2:00 PM, in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary. Burial was at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to American Cancer Society Bibb County Unit, P.O. Box 4408, Macon, GA 31208. The family may be contacted at residence. Hart's Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

ARNETT, David Lamar: 64, of Macon, died Saturday, February 24, 2001. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Ingleside Memorial Chapel had charge of arrangements.

MERCHANT, Grovene: 76, died Monday, February 26, 2001, at her residence. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home with entombment in Macon Memorial Park. The Reverends Charles Cravey and Bobby Hamlin will officiate. Mrs. Merchant, daughter of the late Nellie and Grover Lindsey Sr., was a native of Culloden but had been a resident of Macon most of her life. She was a member of Bloomfield United Methodist Church and the Golden Rule Sunday School Class. Survivors include her husband, Richard George Merchant Sr. of Macon; children, Lindsey M. Hamrick (Hugh) of Gray, Richard G. Merchant Jr. (Rhonda) of Lizella, Bunny M. Nobles (Dean) of Danville and Timothy A. Merchant (Dottie) of Gray; brothers and sisters Vernon Lindsey of Macon, Martha L. Mitchell of Musella, Clarence C. Lindsey of Mosspoint, Mississippi, H. Maurice Lindsey of Roberta, Alva F. Lindsey of Fort Valley, Donald W. Lindsey of Forsyth, Gloria L. Justice of Albany and Grover E.C. "Jim" Lindsey Jr. of Jackson; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 363 Pierce Ave., Macon 31204 or American Diabetes Association, 2966 Riverside Drive, Macon 31204. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

ELLIOTT, William Henry "Dub" Jr.: 72, of 2765 Lizella Road, Lizella, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at a local hospital. Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, graveside, in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Charles Cravey will officiate. The family will be at the residence. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, Macon, has charge of arrangements.

ROBINSON, Danny: 56, of Macon, died Tuesday at his residence. Services are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue.

RYE, Luther Jackson "Jack" Jr.: 61, of 5756 Lawrence Court, Macon, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at a local hospital. Services were 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Tim McKeown officiating. A rosary was said at 7 p.m. Monday at Snow's Memorial Chapel. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, had charge of arrangements.


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