Miscellaneous Bibb County, Georgia Obituaries

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Grace M. Aycock

HAZELHURST -- Services for Grace M. Aycock will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Miles Funeral Home with burial in Hazlehurst City Cemetery. Aycock, 69, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Jeff Davis Hospital. A native and lifelong resident of Jeff Davis County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Bratcher and the late Brunell Bratcher Little. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Bruce Aycock of Hazlehurst; daughter Sandy Quillen of Hazlehurst; sons Eddie Aycock and Richard Aycock; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family may be contacted at the residence, 639 McEachin Landing Road.
 

Justin Cockerham

WAYNESBORO -- Services for Justin Brandon Cockerham will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Waynesboro with burial in Burke Memorial Gardens. Cockerham, 18, died Sunday, March 4, 2001. Born in Augusta, he was a student at Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville. He was a 2000 graduate of Edmund Burke Academy, where he was a member of the football, basketball and baseball teams.

Survivors include his parents, Gene and Deborah Cockerham of Waynesboro; brother Mike Cockerham of Oglethorpe; grandparents, Elfie Cox of Waynesboro, Keith Cox of Newell, W.Va., and Lorcesse Carpenter of Winfield, La.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight at DeLoach Funeral Home. The family may be contacted at the residence, 5066 Ga. 56 N., Waynesboro. Memorials may be made to Edmund Burke Academy Athletic Fund or Burke County High School Athletic Fund.
 

Graham Cook

ELLABELL -- Services for Graham Marcus Cook will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Ronnie L. Stewart Family Funeral Service, Vidalia, with burial in Blockers Chapel Church Cemetery. Cook, 26, died Friday, March 2, 2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A native of Wheeler County, he had lived in Ellabell for the past six years. He was a carpenter and a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Lyons.

Survivors include his wife, Tracy Cook of Ellabell; daughter Rebecca Taylor Cook of Ellabell; stepdaughters Kristy Burns, Kimberly Burns and Erica Bath, all of Ellabell; mother and stepfather, Phoebe and Bobby Stewart of Vidalia; father and stepmother, John Hazen Cook Jr. and Patricia Cook, both of Bristol, Tenn.; brothers Bobby Scott Hicks of McDonough and James Lawson Hicks of Jonesboro; sisters Patricia Jean Cook of Bristol, Tenn., Rhonda Reese of McDonough, Catherine Cook of Pembroke, Leslie Ray of Oak Park and Jacquelyn Murray of Vidalia; and grandmother, Mattie Catherine Cook of Bristol, Tenn.

The family may be contacted at the home of Phoebe Stewart in the Normantown Community.
 

John Cook

PEMBROKE -- Services for John Hazen Cook will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Ronnie L. Stewart Family Funeral Service, Vidalia, with burial in Blockers Chapel Church Cemetery. Cook, 34, died Friday, March 2, 2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A native of Bristol, Tenn., he had lived in Pembroke for the past four years. An Air Force veteran, he was a heating and air conditioning technician and a Baptist.

Survivors include his sons John Hazen Cook IV and Tyler Russell Cook, both of Altoona, Pa.; mother and stepfather, Phoebe and Bobby Stewart of Vidalia; father and stepmother, John Hazen Cook Jr. and Patricia Cook, both of Bristol, Tenn.; brothers Bobby Scott Hicks of McDonough and James Lawson Hicks of Jonesboro; sisters Patricia Jean Cook of Bristol, Tenn., Rhonda Reese of McDonough, Catherine Cook of Pembroke, Leslie Ray of Oak Park and Jacquelyn Murray of Vidalia; and grandmother, Mattie Catherine Cook of Bristol, Tenn.

The family may be contacted at the home of Phoebe Stewart in the Normantown Community.
 

Mary Crittenden

DUNWOODY -- Graveside services for Mary Powell Crittenden will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Northview Cemetery, Dublin. Crittenden, 92, died Friday, March 2, 2001, in an Atlanta hospital. Born in Vila Rica, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Buna Columbus Powell and the late Mamie Wheeler Powell. The widow of Albert Leroy Crittenden Sr., she was a graduate of Wesleyan College, Macon, and a member of First United Methodist Church, Dublin.

Survivors include her son A.L. "Roy" Crittenden of Dunwoody; daughter Floye C. Burstein of Reston, Va.; four grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Adams Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
 

Bernice Dudley

BRONX, N.Y. -- Services for Bernice Turner Dudley will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Piney Grove Baptist Church, Dodge County, with burial in the church cemetery. Dudley, 66, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001. Born in Dodge County, she was the daughter of the late Moses Turner Sr. and the late Essie H. Turner. Dudley was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church, where she served on the usher board and sang in the choir. She had lived in New York for many years, where she was employed by the City Board of Education as an administrative assistant. Dudley was a member of the Citizens Advisory Bureau, the Board of Elections for New York City, Sacred Heart Community Center and the Elegant Ladies Civic Club.

Survivors include her daughter Deborah D. Belle of Atlanta; stepdaughter Corlis D. Thomas of Newark, N.J.; companion, Anthony Mungin Sr. of New York City; sisters Mattie T. Shields, W. Clyde T. Howard and Altemease Turner, all of Atlanta, Helen T. Spaulding and Shirley T. Carson, both of Eastman; and three grandchildren.

The body will be placed in the church one hour before services Tuesday. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Rollins Funeral Home, Eastman. The family may be contacted at family residence, Route 1, Eastman.
 

Kristain Ford

BUTLER -- Services for Kristain Levar Ford will be at 11 a.m. today at Essie McDougald Memory Garden. Ford, an infant, died Saturday, March 3, 2001.

Survivors include his parents, Jhanika T. Myles and Christopher Ford, both of Butler; grandparents, Kenny and Mozell Grover, and Charlie and Patricia Ford, all of Butler; brothers Jaquez Myles and Decarlo Myles, both of Butler; great-grandparents, Clottee Myles, Nettie Lee Ford and Laverlean Grover, all of Butler.

The family will receive friends at 10:15 a.m. today in the chapel of Lofton McDougald Funeral Home.
 

Sarah S. Herringdine

WRIGHTSVILLE -- Services for Sarah S. Herringdine will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Beulah Baptist Church with burial in Westview Cemetery. Herringdine, 87, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, following an extended illness. Born in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Jona L. and Elizabeth Jones Scarboro. The widow of Grady R. Herringdine, she was a member of Beulah Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Stanley Funeral Home.
 

Rex Johnson

DUBLIN -- Services for Rex Randall Johnson will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pine Forest United Methodist Church with burial in Dublin Memorial Gardens. Johnson, 78, died Sunday, March 4, 2001. A native of Crossville, Ala., he was the son of the late Troy S. Johnson and the late Clyde Lockridge Dodd. He was educated in Alabama and a former member of the Lions Club in Alabama. Johnson had lived in Dublin for many years. He was a member of Pine Forest United Methodist Church and past president of United Methodist Men. Johnson was also a member of the Laurens County Historical Society and the Dublin Country Club. A World War II Coast Guard veteran, he retired as supermarket manager of Bi-Lo and was also employed by Winn-Dixie.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Bennett Johnson of Dublin; son Keith Randall Johnson of Montgomery, Ala.; daughter Loye Johnson Moorer of Montgomery, Ala.; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Townsend Brothers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to WINGS or to Pine Forest United Methodist Church Altar Fund.
 

JoAnn Knappenberger

Services for JoAnn Knappenberger will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Hills United Methodist Church with entombment in Macon Memorial Park Mausoleum. Knappenberger died Saturday, March 3, 2001. The daughter of the late George M. Peavy, she was a member of Forest Hills United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the choir and the Faithful Friends Sunday School Class.

Survivors include her husband, John Knappenberger of Macon; children Tony Knappenberger of Norcross, Dean Knappenberger of Macon and Julie Shelley of Smyrna; sisters Nancy Hodges of Marietta and Linda Meinen of Keller, Texas; and two stepgrandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Forest Hills United Methodist Church building fund, 1217 Forest Hill Road, Macon 31210. 
 

Lillie M. Latimore

BYRON -- Services for Lillie M. Latimore will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Allen Chapel AME Church, Fort Valley, with burial in Latimore Family Cemetery. Latimore, 45, died Friday, March 2, 2001. She attended Peach County public schools and was employed at Anchor Glass Co. for many years. Latimore was a member of Allen Chapel AME Church, Fort Valley.

Survivors include her husband, Eddie D. Latimore of Byron; daughters Shiwana Lynette Reed of Warner Robins, Bonita Janine Latimore and Bridgette Janal Latimore, both of Byron; son Tommie Tyrone Pryor of Warner Robins; stepdaughter Dana Brown of Warner Robins; mother, Rosella Scott of Fort Valley; sisters Shirley Miley of Marietta and Irene Felton of Fort Valley; brothers James Scott of Fort Valley, Jimmy Scott of Stone Mountain and Oscar James Scott of Barnesville; and one grandchild.

The family will receive friends at 615 Holt Road, Byron. C.J. Edwards Funeral Home, Fort Valley, has charge of arrangements.
 

Mary Meredith

FLOVILLA -- Services for Mary Muncher Meredith will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sherrell, Wilson, Mangham Funeral Home, Jackson, with burial in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. Meredith, 59, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Spalding Regional Hospital, Griffin. A native of Polk County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Charles J. Muncher and the late Floyd Patterson Muncher. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, William Thomas Meredith of Flovilla; children Randy Meredith of Bowden, Dawn Morrell and Brent Meredith, both of Jackson; sisters Corene Mashburn of Blue Ridge, Betty Chastain of McCaysville and Lillie Brown of Ducktown, Tenn.; brothers Tom Muncher of Temple, Jack Muncher of Newark, Del., and George Muncher of Ducktown, Tenn.; one granddaughter; and five stepgrandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
 

Ole R. Olsen

BYRON -- Services for Ole R. Olsen will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Christian Fellowship with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Olsen, 66, died Sunday, March 4, 2001. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Helge and Mary Grinnell Olsen. He was a member of Grace Christian Fellowship Church, a licensed realtor and appraiser, and the longtime owner of Olsen's Superette.

Survivors include his wife, Rosalie Olsen of Byron; daughters Vonnie Cummings and Regi Jones, both of Byron, and Lynn Rogers of Winston-Salem, N.C.; son Bobby Olsen of Macon; brother Earnest Olsen of Crystal River, Fla.; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Byron Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Golden Rule, Butler.
 

Evie Reaves

MILAN -- Services for Evie Lee Thompson Reaves will be at 2 p.m. today in Sand Grove Baptist Church with burial in Sand Grove Cemetery, Dodge County. Reaves, 74, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, in The Medical Center of Central Georgia. A native of Telfair County, she was the daughter of the late Eli M. Thompson and the late Sarah Collins Thompson. The widow of Millard Reaves, she was a member of Sand Grove Baptist Church and the Ladies Sunday School Class. Reaves was a homemaker.

Survivors include her sister Essie T. Hicks of Buford; nieces and nephews Tammy Thompson, Sarah Wallis, Jackie Barnett, Shirley Register, Sheryl Digby, Jim Hicks, Tommy Thompson and Johnny Thompson.

The family may be contacted at the residence, Route 2, Telfair Line Road, Milan. Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home, Eastman, has charge of arrangements. 
 

Cynthia Roberts

Services for Cynthia Anderson Roberts will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church-Southside with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery. Roberts, 43, died Thursday, March 1, 2001. Born and educated in Bibb County, she was a 1975 graduate of Southwest High School. A member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church-Southside, she was employed at Brown & Williamson tobacco for 17 years and served on the Safety Committee. In 1996 she founded Sug-N-Spice Inc., a community service organization, and also served as president and vice president at different times.

Survivors include her daughter Courtney Roberts of Macon; sons Tekovalyn Roberts and Darius Balkcom, both of Macon; mother, Mary Anderson of Macon; father, James Daniels of Albany; brothers Ronald Anderson of Macon, Ulysses Daniels of Putney, Charles Ford of De Soto, Larry Dantley of Atlanta, Sedric Jones and Louis Jones, both of Albany; sisters Vanette Martinez of Covington, Evelyn Durham, Brenda Rivers and Audrey Faye Chambers, all of Macon, Gussie Whitaker of Putney, Faye Daniels of Camilla and Kaysha Jones of Albany; and one grandchild.

The family may be contacted at 563 Colquitt St. and 549 Grenada Terrace. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home, Macon, has charge of arrangements.
 

Clifford R. Rollins

WARNER ROBINS -- Graveside services for Clifford R. Rollins will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Magnolia Park Mausoleum. Rollins, 77, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at Houston Medical Center. Born in Tarrant City, Ala., he was the son of the late Edward Ernest Rollins and the late Rosa Rollins. The widower of Gladys L. Rollins, he was retired from civil service at Robins Air Force Base and was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughters Barbara "Sally" Wallace and Pamela Selby, both of Warner Robins, Carleen L. Kipple of Bonaire and Gloria Jean Lee of Van Cleave, Miss.; son Carlton "Butch" Adkins of Smyrna; sisters Eva Mae Guiffria and Tela Bailey, both of Fultondale, Ala.; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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

Clara Silas

DUBLIN -- Services for Clara Mae Knight Silas will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dublin Church of God with burial in Dublin Memorial Gardens. Silas, 91, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, in a Dublin hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Laurens County, she was the daughter of the late Henry Marshell Knight and the late Sallie Belle Holliday Knight. The widow of Adrian Andrew Silas, she was a member of Bluewater Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sons Marion H. Silas of Dublin and David F. Farthing of Rossville; brother Monroe Knight of Rentz; sister Gladys K. Hartley of Jacksonville, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Adams Funeral Home. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marion H. Silas.
 

Filmore Thomas Sr.

Services for Filmore Millard Thomas Sr. will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Greater Bellevue Baptist Church, with entombment in Macon Memorial Park. Thomas, 82, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at The Medical Center of Central Georgia. Born in Cochran, he was a lifelong member of Greater Bellevue Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and trustee. He was a retired brick mason and a World War II Army veteran. Thomas was a member of Central City Lodge No. 12 Prince Hall Affiliate. He was known as "the mayor of Bellevue" for his work with the Bellevue Concerned Citizens community organization. Thomas organized the first Boy Scouts troop in the Bellevue community. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife, Georgia E. Simmons Thomas; children Filmore M. Thomas Jr., Alfreda T. Lockett, Harold E. Thomas Sr., Lonnie B. Gibson, William J. Shelly and Arrmentfurt Collier, all of Macon, and Richard Bailey of Memphis, Tenn.; sisters Eva Mae Rawls and Rebecca Gore, both of Macon, and Christine Hose of New York; brother John E. Thomas Jr. of Macon; 22 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the church. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services Tuesday. Glover Memorial Mortuary has charge of arrangements.
 

Harvey Williams

WARNER ROBINS -- Services for Harvey Lee Williams will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Song Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in Ferguson Memorial Garden Cemetery. Williams died Friday, March 2, 2001, at a local hospital. A native of Newport News, Va., he was the son of the late Joe Brown. He was a graduate of Carver High School in Newport News and a member of North Bethlehem Baptist Church. Williams was employed as a custodian with the Houston County Annex.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia E. Williams of Warner Robins; children Harvey Williams II of Hampton, Va., and Chauna Webster of Newport News, Va.; stepchildren Ardenah Renae Jackson and Ricky Bishop, both of Warner Robins, and Chadrick J. Bishop of Macon; mother, Hattie Williams of Hampton, Va.; sisters Doretha Ricks, Sylvia K. Williams, Darlene Vance and Deborah D. Robinson, all of Hampton, Va.; and brothers Peter Williams, Michael Robinson, David Robinson Jr. and Donell Robinson, all of Hampton, Va. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight at Nelson's Memorial Mortuary. The family may be contacted at 612 Camellia Circle, Warner Robins. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services Tuesday.
 

Jimmy Williams

McRAE -- Services for Jimmy Edward Williams will be at 2 p.m. today at Vaughn Funeral Home with burial in Oakgrove Cemetery. Williams, 46, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Gray Nursing Home. Born in Douglas, he was a self-employed auto mechanic and a member of Faith baptist Church.

Survivors include his father, James E. Williams of McRae; mother, Nell Renew Williams of McRae; daughters Jeanine Williams of Cochran and Jennifer Williams of Eastman; sisters Elaine Williams of Tucson, Ariz., June Stewart of Orange, Texas, Jo Ann Williams of St. Paul, Minn.
 

Derlie Williamson

OAK PARK -- Services for Derlie Corbin Williamson will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Jones-Stewart Funeral Home, Lyons, with burial in Solomon Williamson Cemetery. Williamson, 91, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at Treutlen County Nursing Home after an extended illness. A native of Emanuel County, she lived most of her life in the Oak Park community. She was employed by Diamond Brothers Furniture Store, Swainsboro, and was a member of Pendelton Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sisters Bessie Williamson and Zelma Williamson, both of Emanuel County.

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


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