Miscellaneous Bibb County, Georgia Obituaries

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Frankie Blount
 

FORT VALLEY - Services for Frankie Blount will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Oaklawn Cemetery. Blount, 59, died Monday, March 5, 2001. Born in Wilcox County, she was retired from civil service at Robins Air Force Base and was a member of New Faith Baptist Church. She was the widow of Jack R. Blount Sr.

Survivors include her children Rusty Blount and Gregg Blount, both of Fort Valley; brother and sister Buddy Sheffield of Perry and Francis McDaniel of Hawkinsville; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Rooks Funeral Home, Fort Valley. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Central Georgia, P.O. Box 6533, Macon 31208.
 

Billy Boyer Sr.
 

SPARTA - Services for Billy E. Boyer Sr. will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Darien Baptist Church, Linton, with burial in Linton Cemetery. Boyer, 69, died Monday, March 5, 2001. Born in Hancock County, he was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was retired from J.P. Stevens and Forstmann & Co. with over 30 years of service. He was a farmer and a member of Linton Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara A. Boyer; children Billy E. Boyer Jr. and Dawn Boyer of Sparta, Robin Laasch of Edmond, Okla., and Lisa Sandlin of Harrah, Okla.; brothers and sisters Thomas Boyer, Sterling Boyer, Robert Boyer, Jack Boyer and Elise B. Garland, all of Sparta, and Hazel Stanton of Macon; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight in Moores Funeral Home, Milledgeville, and may be contacted at the Garland residence on Route 1, Sparta. 
 

Rosa Braswell
 

Services for Rosa Gordon Braswell will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Greater Turner Tabernacle AME Church with burial in Middle Georgia Memory Gardens. Braswell, 103, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at her residence. Educated in Jones County, she was a seamstress. She was a former member of the Rocky Mount AME Church in Round Oak and was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses. She was the widow of Sam Braswell.

Survivors include her children Joe B. Braswell of Round Oak, Maurene Clemons of Eatonton, Eddie F. Braswell of Monticello, and Jimmy Braswell, Carlton Braswell and Mary B. Houston, all of Macon; 46 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Hicks & Sons Mortuary and may be contacted at 106 Janice Place.
 

Richard Chatfield
 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Services for Richard Eberle "Ebbie" Chatfield will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, Macon, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, main gate. Chatfield, 48, died Saturday, March 3, 2001. He attended Middle Georgia College and worked at Georgia Wholesale Distributors and Allegiance Healthcare as an account manager. He was a member of Riverside Golf and Country Club in Macon.

Survivors include his children Richard E. Chatfield Jr. and Thomas Corey Chatfield, both of Tallahassee.

The family will receive friends at noon Wednesday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Aflac Children's Cancer Center, Egleston Children's Hospital, Emory University Hospital, 1364 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta 30307.
 

Ivey Dunn
 

McINTYRE - Services for Ivey Wayne Dunn will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in McIntyre Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Dunn, 65, died Monday, March 5, 2001. He was born in Devereux, son of the late Ernest and Naomi Dunn. He was owner and operator of Dunn's Grocery and was the widower of Glenda Dunn.

Survivors include his son Keith Dunn of McIntyre; sisters Inez Dunn Vinson of McIntyre, Eldna Dunn Duvall of Augusta and Grace Dunn Sleister of Martinez; and two grandchildren.

Moores Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

James Fountain
 

CHESTER - Services for James A. "Toby" Fountain will be at 3 p.m. today in Mathis Funeral Home with burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Dexter. Fountain, 72, died Sunday, March 4, 2001. He received an honorary doctorate from Piedmont College in 1969. He coached at Bradwell Institute in Hinesville and was Georgia Basketball Coach of the Year in 1955. He was former principal at Waynesboro Junior and Senior High School, first principal at Tara Elementary School in Clayton County and was assistant superintendent of Clayton County schools. He was Liberty County Schoolteacher of the Year in 1956. He was Burke County Man of the Year in 1964, was listed in Outstanding Civic Leaders of America in 1968, former president of the Georgia Association of School Administrators and was inducted into the Piedmont College Sports Hall of Fame. A Navy veteran, he was a member of Chester United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his sisters Mattie Lou Rogers of Chester and Calcie West of Dexter.

The family may be contacted at 310 Green St., Dexter. 
 

Ruth Fowler
 

THOMASTON - Services for Ruth Burtz Fowler will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Coggins Funeral Home with burial in Crystal Hill Cemetery. Fowler died Monday, March 5, 2001. A homemaker, she was the widow of the Rev. Paul Fowler.

Survivors include her her children Billy Fowler, Margaret Taylor and Barbara Dotson, all of Thomaston, Jimmy Fowler of Rome and Carolyn Latrell; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

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

Cleon Green
 

Services for Cleon Green will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Greater Rising Star Full Baptist Tabernacle. Green, 65, died Friday, March 2, 2001. She was born in Bibb County, daughter of the late Walter and Maggie Linton. She was a member of Greater Rising Star Full Baptist Tabernacle, where she served on the mother board.

Survivors include her children Veronica Deshazier, Donald Green and Nathaniel Green, all of Macon; brother and sister Aldean Linton Sr. and Elouise Hunter, both of Macon; companion Charles Hodges; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 1440 Berkner Ave. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Pamala Hamilton
 

AMERICUS - Services for Pamala Kerry Searcy Hamilton will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Antioch Baptist Church with burial in Eastview Cemetery. Hamilton, 40, died Thursday, March 1, 2001. 

Survivors include her husband James Hamilton; children Jensen Hamilton and Derek Hamilton, both of Americus; stepdaughter Shinita Hamilton of Greenwood, S.C.; stepmother Ann Searcy of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and brothers and sisters Craig Flint of Atlanta, Shannon Searcy of Detroit, Christopher Searcy, Kelvin Searcy and Benjamin Searcy, all of West Palm Beach.

Barnum Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Linda Johnson
 

Services for Linda Ann Davis Johnson will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in New Zion Baptist Church, Macon, with burial in Springhill Church Cemetery, Crawford County. Johnson died Friday, March 2, 2001, in a local hospital. She worked at West Macon Upholstery.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Johnson; children Robert LaNard Johnson and Monica Yushika Johnson, both of Macon; sister and brother Bertha Robinson and Moses Robinson, both of Roberta; and four grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 633 Lily Ave. Hicks & Sons Mortuary has charge of arrangements.
 

JoAnn Knappenberger
 

Services for JoAnn Knappenberger will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in 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, the choir and Faithful Friends Sunday School Class.

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

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

Alene W. Madison
 

EASTMAN - Services for Alene Williams Madison will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Mark Baptist Church, Dodge County, with burial in the church cemetery. Madison, 59, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001. She was born in Eastman, daughter of the late Julius and Marie T. Williams. She was a member and usher at St. Mark Baptist Church. She was a former member of Voices of Harmony Gospel Group and Rising Sun Chapter No. 115 Order of the Eastern Star. She formerly worked for Dodge County Headstart and Community Service Center in Dodge County. 

Survivors include her husband, Joseph Madison; children Venson Washington and Opera Burns Hunt, both of Eastman; stepchildren Barbara Robinson of Plainfield, N.J., Walter Madison and Rosetta Davis, both of Dublin, Joseph Madison and Glenda Madison, both of McRae, Nelson Madison of Paterson, N.J., and Henry Madison of Eastman; brothers Leroy Tuff of New York City and Wylie Williams of Hagerstown, Md.; 33 grandchildren; and 62 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight in the funeral home. The body will be in the church at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Rollins Funeral Home in Eastman has charge of arrangements.
 

Blanche Meck
 

CENTERVILLE - Services for Blanche Meck will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in McCullough Funeral Home, Warner Robins, with burial in Parkway Memorial Gardens. Meck, 75, died Sunday, March 4, 2001. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Meck; children Cheri Hall of Christianburg, Va., Candy Meck of Warner Robins, Dr. Don Meck of Bonaire, Lynn Meck of Waverly, Mo., Rod Meck of Kokomo, Ind., Lynda Morton of Omaha, Neb., and Debra Stewart of Dunnellon, Fla.; 23 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Inter Faith Alliance of Florida or American Kidney Foundation Fund, P.O. Box 96507, Washington, D.C. 20077. 
 

William Owens Jr.
 

MAUK - Services for William Leroy "B.J." Owens Jr. will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Mount Olive Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. William, 2, died Thursday, March 1, 2001. 

Survivors include his father William Owens Sr. of Norfolk, Va.; mother Alisa Sales of Americus; brothers and sister Cessiley Sales, Julian Colwell and Reginald Colwell Jr., all of Americus, and Diamon Suggs of Norfolk; grandparents Carolyn Williams of Norfolk, Mary Sales of Wetumpka, Ala., and Joseph Sales Jr. of Mauk; and great-grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sales Sr. of Mauk and William and Evelyn Coston of Norfolk.

The body will be in the church at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel has charge of arrangements.
 

Vennie Rowland
 

WRIGHTSVILLE - Services for Vennie Oliver Rowland will be at 11 a.m. today in First Christian Church with burial in Westview Cemetery. Rowland, 93, died Monday, March 5, 2001. The daughter of the late William and Carrie Williams Oliver, she was a member of First Christian Church and was a homemaker. She was the widow of J. Harry Rowland.

Survivors include her son Joe Harry Rowland; brother and sister Grady Oliver and Sadie O. Lillard, both of Wrightsville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church, P.O. Box 228, Wrightsville 31096. Stanley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

J.W. Upshaw
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for J.W. Upshaw will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Heritage Memorial Funeral Home with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. A mechanic, he was the son of the late Herschel Leroy and Lizzie Mae Jackson Upshaw. 

Survivors include his wife, Karen Upshaw; children Michael Upshaw and Michelle Irvin, both of Warner Robins; brothers and sister Zelton Upshaw and H.L. Upshaw, both of Cochran, and Prentice Upshaw of Unadilla; and four grandchildren.

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


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