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John Buckles
BYROMVILLE - Services for John Trout Buckles will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Friendship Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Buckles, 64, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999. Born in Houston County, he was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
Survivors include his adopted daughter, Mary Johnson of Warner Robins; sisters and brothers, Melvin Wallace of Cordele, Nell McGhee, Mary Watkins, Dorothy Lawrence, Willie Webb and Diane Johnson, all of Henderson, Lillian Black of Ellaville, Curtis Bryant of Rochester, N.Y., James Taylor of Elizabeth, N.J., and Claude Buckles; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Bentley Carson Memorial Funeral Home in Cordele has charge of arrangements.

Nellie Champion
FITZGERALD - Services for Nellie B. Champion will be at 4 p.m. Friday in Paulk Funeral Home with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Champion, 88, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, in an Atlanta hospital. She was formerly employed by H.R. Kaminsky & Sons and Dixie Peanut Mill and was a machine operator, retired from Fitzgerald Mills. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include her son, Emory Champion; brother and sister, William Barnes of Fitzgerald and Lee Walker of Milan; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

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

Addril Clark
GLENWOOD - Services for Addril T. Clark will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Ronnie L. Stewart & Son Funeral Service, Glenwood, with burial in Edge Memorial Cemetery. Clark, 91, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999. A retired farmer, he was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Nora Clark; children, Lila Gibbs and Ernest Clark, both of Mount Vernon, J.P. Clark, Mary Cheek and Wilma Montford, all of Glenwood, Randall Clark of Uvalda, Reba Gibbs of Dublin and Bobbie Brooks of Vidalia; brothers, Grady Clark and Robert Clark; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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

Jessie Dill
OCILLA - Services for Jessie Hunter Dill will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Paulk Funeral Home, Ocilla, with burial in Ocilla Cemetery. Dill, 91, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999. She was the daughter of the late H.M. and Susie Luke Hunter. The widow of John Hoyt Dill, she was a nurse, retired from Irwin County Hospital and Osceola Nursing Home.

Survivors include her son, Jack Carlton of Bowling Green, Fla.; sister, Betty Bracket of Paradise, Calif.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Levi Favors
WOODBURY - Services for Levi Favors will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Red Oak Baptist Church, Gay, with burial in the church cemetery. Favors, 66, died Saturday, April 24, 1999.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah Crowder Favors; children, Elvie Favors of LaGrange, Fleicia Cox of Gay, Crosby Favors and Ray Favors, both of Greenville, Melinda Favors, Vanesa Favors, Cynthia Favors, Donald Favors, Victoria Favors and Vicky Bell, all of Woodbury; sisters and brothers, Ethol Bateman of Atlanta, Maggie Favors, Gertrude Favors, Sarah Reeves, Joseph Favors, Christine Reeves and Eulise Morman, all of Greenville.

Bentley & Sons Funeral Home in Thomaston has charge of arrangements.

J.C. Fitzpatrick
Services for J.C. Fitzpatrick will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Antioch Baptist Church, Dry Branch, with burial in the church cemetery. Fitzpatrick, 89, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, in a local nursing home. Born in Twiggs County, he was the son of the late Bennie Lee and Susie M. Fitzpatrick. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, was Sunday School superintendent for 56 years, assistant chairman of the deacon board for 38 years and chairman of the building union for 40 years.

Survivors include his aunt, Bessie Parker of Dry Branch; and cousin, Bennie Lee Calhoun of Macon.

The family may be contacted at Route 1, Bonds Kitchens Road, Dry Branch. Hutchings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

William Greene
COCHRAN - Services for William Greene will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Lizzie Bloomer Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Greene, 83, died Friday, April 23, 1999. Born in Sumter County, S.C., he was the son of the late Hobert and Nethia Greene. An Army veteran of World War II, he was retired from Ford Motor Co. The widower of Viola Greene, he was a member of Lizzie Bloomer Baptist Church.

Survivors include his sisters, Louvenia Toles of Cleveland, Ohio, Thelma Pearman of Lithonia and Mary Anne Greene of Unionville, Pa.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Jerry Howard Funeral Home and may be contacted at the Greene residence, Porter Road.

James Harper Sr.
SPARTA - Services for James Harper Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hunt's Chapel AME Church with burial in the church cemetery. Harper, 34, died Sunday, April 25, 1999. A retired carpenter, he was a member of Hunt's Chapel AME Church.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Harper; children, James Harper Jr. and Jameicia Harper, both of Sparta; parents, Roosevelt and Susie Harper; and brother and sisters, Edward Harper, Rosa Dennis and Lorretta Robbins, all of Sparta.

Ingram Brothers Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Helen Herndon
VIENNA - Services for Helen P. Herndon will be at 4 p.m. Friday in Shiloh United Methodist Church with burial in Sunnyside Cemetery, Cordele. Herndon, 79, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999. Born in Dooly County, she was the daughter of the late Noah Alexander and Felton Margaret Powers. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, E.B. Herndon; children, Wendell Herndon, Wayne Herndon and Kay Cason, all of Vienna; brothers, Edward Powers and Doyle Powers, both of Macon, Marvin Powers of Cordele, Jack Powers and Sam Powers, both of Vienna, and Harold Powers of Athens; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Joel Howard Sr.
Services for Joel Webster Howard Sr. will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Union Bibb Primitive Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Howard died Monday, April 26, 1999. Born in Bibb County, he was the son of the late Moses and Estella Howard. He was an Army veteran.

Survivors include his children, Joel Howard Jr. and Danny Howard, both of Macon; sisters, Slyvonia Thurman, Blondena Dumas, Elmira Eppinger and Florese Fambro, all of Macon, and Edna Hampton; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family may be contacted at 583 Adamson St. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home in Macon has charge of arrangements.

Little Joiner
ATLANTA - Services for Little Henry Joiner will be at 1 p.m. today in Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church, Forest Park, with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Joiner, 61, died Sunday, April 25, 1999. Born in Butler, he was the son of the late Kacy and Emma Joiner. He was formerly employed by General Motors.

Survivors include his wife, Matilda Joiner; children, Brenda Joiner, Sheila Parker and Stanley Joiner, all of Atlanta; brothers and sisters, Willie C. Joiner, Bobby C. Joiner, Robert L. Joiner, Kacy Joiner, Evangelist Mozell Hubbard, Pastor Gladolia Slaton, Louvenia Coleman and Thelma Hinton, all of Atlanta, and Morris Joiner of Chicago; and six grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 3500 Towanda Drive, Atlanta. Hicks and Sons Mortuary in Macon has charge of arrangements.

Albert Jones Jr.
WARNER ROBINS - Services for Albert Jones Jr. will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Nelson's Memorial Mortuary with burial in Ferguson Memorial Garden Cemetery. Jones died Sunday, April 25, 1999, in a local hospital. Born in Sumter County, he was the son of the late Albert Smith Sr. He was a brick mason and former member of New Zion Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Jones; children, Jacquelyn King of Americus, and Homer Barlor and Alphonso Jones, both of Gainesville, Fla.; mother, Aggie Mae Smith of Detroit; sisters and brothers, Merlene Faulk of Cincinnati, Ohio, Willie Mae Collins, Mary Ann Collins, Johnny Williams, Freddy Williams and Cecil Williams, all of Detroit, and Lester Smith III of Warner Robins; and six grandchildren.

Lucius Jordan Sr.
Services for Lucius Jordan Sr. will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Hutchings Funeral Home with burial in Saints Rest Cemetery. Jordan, 67, died Monday, April 26, 1999, at his residence after a brief illness. Born in Houston County, he was the son of the late Willie Jordan Sr. and and Beatrice Mathis Jordan. He was a Korean War veteran and served in the Army Reserve. He was formerly employed as a fork-lift driver at Robins Air Force Base and was a supervisor at Macon Builders Supply for 30 years. He was president of the New Associated Men's Social & Savings Club.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Jordan; children, Gladys Mae Jordan of Wenford, Del., and Pamela D. Wright, Carol M. Jordan, Demetric Moss, Felicia McCoy, Lucius Jordan Jr., James Dean, Kenneth Dean and Lonnie V. Austin, all of Macon; brothers and sisters, Alfonza Sutton of West Palm Beach, Fla., Harold W. Sutton, Willie Jordan Jr., John Wesley, Willie Washington, Marion Thomas, Dorothy Crockett and Barbara Curry, all of Macon, and Helen Curry of Jeffersonville; and 19 grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 765 Williams St.

Joe Lawton
CORDELE - Services for Joe Lee Lawton will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Gethsemane Baptist Church with burial in Bethel Cemetery. Lawton, 50, died Monday, April 26, 1999. The son of the late Articy L. Epps, he was a nursing assistant.

Survivors include his children, Vannessa Lawton, Ansonia Lawton, Joe Lawton Jr., Joseph Vance and Ketta Vance, all of Miami, Mia Lawton, Felix Lawton, and Cynthia Pollock, all of Cordele; father, Sammie Epps Sr. of Cordele; sisters and brothers, Rosa M. Epps and William Epps, both of White Springs, Fla., Lois Carter, Barbara Roberts, Rosa L. Epps, Betty Epps, Dawndolyn Epps, F.D. Lawton, Sammie Epps Jr., and Roman Epps, all of Cordele, Ervin Lawton of Miami, and Shirley Epps of Tampa, Fla.

Bentley Carson Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Joseph May Jr.
Services for Joseph May Jr. will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home, Macon, with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. May, 20, died Monday, April 26, 1999. He was born and educated in Bibb County.

Survivors include his parents, Joseph May Sr. and Diane May; and brother and sisters, Travis May, Sabrina Yates, Althea May and April May, all of Macon, and Patricia May of Rome.

The family may be contacted at 820 Ell St.

Elizabeth Patrick
BROOKFIELD - Services for Elizabeth Richardson Patrick will be at 11 a.m. today in Memorial Chapel First Baptist Church with burial in Oakridge Cemetery. Patrick, 82, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999. She was born in Pierce County. The widow of Charles Patrick Jr., she was a homemaker and a member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Tifton.

Survivors include her son, William Everett Patrick of Macon and Charles Russell Patrick III of Jackson, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals in Tifton has charge of arrangements.

Frances Presswood
HAHIRA - Services for Frances Etta Presswood will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Hart's Mortuary, Macon, with burial in Macon Memorial Park. Presswood, 55, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999. Born in Macon, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lillian Tyson.

Survivors include her children, Catherine A. Sturdivant of Hahira, Micheal W. Eggers of Nevada, and Carl E. Wilson Jr. and David L. Eggers, both of Hesperia, Calif.; brothers, Roy Tyson of Macon and Clyde Tyson; and eight grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

Cynthia Raglin
THOMASTON - Services for Cynthia Renee Raglin will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Macedonia Baptist Church with burial in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Raglin, 34, died Sunday, April 25, 1999.

Survivors include her children, Jermaine Raglin and Tiffany Faye Raglin, both of Thomaston; mother, Barbara Jean Carnell of Thomaston; father, James Raglin of Thomaston; sisters and brothers, Betty Carnell, Kathy Carnell, Sandra Raglin, Walter Carnell, Stanley Carnell and Tony Carnell, all of Thomaston, and James Carnell of Atlanta.

Bentley & Sons Funeral Home in Thomaston has charge of arrangements.

Wilfred A. Surgeon
Memorial services for Wilfred A. Surgeon will be at 7 tonight in Hart's Mortuary. Burial will be private. Surgeon, 96, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999.

Survivors include his wife, Mercedes S. Surgeon; daughter, Nellie S. Ray of Macon; and a grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight in the funeral home and may be contacted at 4612 S. Stratford Oaks Drive.

Mattie Turley
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Services for Mattie Brooks Turley will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Jasper County, with burial in the church cemetery. Turley, 54, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in Providence. She was the daughter of the late Rebecca Brooks. She worked at Smithsfield Nursing Home. She was a member of House Hold of Faith Church. She was a member of Elks Lodge, Harriet Tillman Temple No. 59, IBPOEW Oret Labor, A.H. Liberty Pass Daughter Ruler Council.

Survivors include her father, Isiah Brooks Sr. of Farrar; and sisters and brothers, Annie Benton, Doris Artis, Mitchell Brooks and W.C. Brooks, all of Farrar, Rose Spark of Covington, and Catherine Brooks, Bessie Brooks, Mildread Alrey, Isiah Brooks Jr. and Harvey Brooks, all of Rhode Island.

Catchings Memorial Mortuary in Monticello has charge of arrangements.

Mary Ulichney
BARBERTON, Ohio - Services for Mary V. Ulichney will be at 9 a.m. today in Hahn Funeral Home, Barberton, with entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Ulichney, 84, died Monday, April 26, 1999. Born in Akron, Ohio, she graduated from the University of Akron and was a member of Tau Kappa Phi sorority. The widow of George Ulichney, she worked at JCPenney and was a substitute teacher for Akron public schools. She was a member of the AARP, Kenmore Senior Citizens, Slovak Catholic Sokol Wreath No. 103 and Jednota Lodge No. 191. She was a member of Saints Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, St. Anne's Society and Rosary Society.

Survivors include her brother, Al Gerhardt of Macon; nephews, Al Gerhardt Jr. and Robert Gerhardt, both of Macon, and Joseph Gerhardt of Barberton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saints Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church.

Clifford Ward
ASHBURN - Services for Clifford H. Ward will be at 2 p.m. today in Rocky Mount Cemetery. Ward, 76, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999. Born in Turner County, he was the son of the late John and Edith Ward. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Voncile Ward; son, the Rev. Bobby Ward Sr. of Vienna; sisters, Dot Farmer of Sycamore, Mary Rainew of Albany, Lilla Sparta of Ashburn and Delorna Nelson of Conyers; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 1911 River Road, Vienna. Bowen-NeSmith Funeral Home in Vienna has charge of arrangements.

Florine Way
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Services for Florine Lehman "Flo" Way will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Riverside Cemetery, Macon. Way, 87, died Saturday, April 3, 1999. Born in Jacksonville, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Warren L. and Lila Palmer Lehman. She was a teacher in Jefferson and Dade counties. She received a master's degree from Florida State University in 1959 and was an assistant professor and teacher for several years. In 1965 she originated, designed and developed the DOVAC System of teaching reading and was project director for field tests in Monticello, Fla. In 1976 she was invited by Gov. Meldrim Thomson Jr. to consult on reading programs at the youth development center, where she received a service contract to provide the DOVAC System. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church.

She is survived by several cousins, including Emma H. Puryear of Macon.

Memorials may be made to the Florida Sheriff's Association. Lambert Funeral Home in Manchester has charge of arrangements.

Paul Whidby Sr.
Services for Paul Urias Whidby Sr. will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Bridges Funeral Home, Gray, with burial in Cedar Ridge Cemetery, Gray. Whidby, 73, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, in a local hospital. He was the son of the late John and Lema Whidby. He was a heavy equipment operator, retired from Martin-Marietta. He was a member of Elam Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Whidby; children, Paul Whidby Jr. of Jones County, Johnny Whidby and Tammie Whidby, both of Macon, Paulette Lyles of Crawfordville, Fla., Shirley Brett of Jupiter, Fla., and Debra Long of Milledgeville; sisters, Mildred Miller of Haddock and Beatrice Chalker of Gibson; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in the funeral home and may be contacted at 189 Largo Drive, Jones County.

Lou Williams
MONTICELLO - Services for Lou Taylor Williams will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. James AME Church with burial in Southview Cemetery. Williams, 81, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999. She was the daughter of the late Edmond and Ruth Taylor. The widow of David Williams, she was a member of St. James AME Church.

Survivors include his son, Terry Williams; sisters, Johnnie Turk of Monticello and Leona Simmons of New York City; and two grandchildren.

The body will be in the church at 1 p.m. Catchings Memorial Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

Joseph Young Jr.
COCHRAN - Services for Joseph Vance Young Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Cochran First United Methodist Church. Burial will be private. Young, 77, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999. Born in Bleckley County, he was the son of the late Joseph Young Sr. and Ruby Young. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and was retired from Robins Air Force Base. He was a former Cochran school board member, member and past worshipful master of Cochran Masonic Lodge No. 217 F&AM and member of the Scottish Rite and the AARP. He was a member of Cochran First United Methodist Church, the administrative board of trustees and James Chambers Sunday School Class.

Survivors include his wife, Ronda L. Young; children, Richard Young of Cochran, Kay Peppers of Elberton, Dawn Bashinski of Macon and Robin Mullins of Columbus; sisters, Elizabeth Neff of Atlanta, and Jewel Breeden and Diane Mullis, both of Cochran; and five grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at the Young residence, Route 5, Cook Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cochran First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 87, Cochran 31014, or the Masonic Children's Home, P.O. Box 4183, Macon 31208. Mathis Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

William Cannon
WARNER ROBINS - Services for William H. "Billy" Cannon will be at 2 p.m. today in Green Acres Baptist Church with burial in Parkway Memorial Gardens. Cannon, 65, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999. The son of the late Miles Cannon, he was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and retired from Robins Air Force Base. He attended Green Acres Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Cannon; children, Diane Cannon, Linda Cannon, Billie Davis, all of Warner Robins, and Vicki Defalco of Calhoun; mother, Margaret Cannon of Warner Robins; brother and sister, Wayne Cannon of New Jersey and Miriam Faith of Warner Robins; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Houston County, 2066 Watson Blvd,. Warner Robins 31093 or Thomas C. Burke Foundation, 804 Cherry St., Macon 31201. Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Warner Robins has charge of arrangements.

Lila Courson
DOUGLAS - Services for Lila Mae Peterson Courson will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in West Green Church of God with burial in Lone Hill Cemetery. Courson, 84, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999. She attended West Green Church of God.

Survivors include her children, Vonice Mobley and David Courson of Douglas, and Faye Smith of West Green; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Ricketson Funeral Home.

Pearl Dominey
DUBLIN - Services for Pearl Martin Dominey will be at 2 p.m. today in Dublin Memorial Gardens. Dominey, 96, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999. She was a member of Pine Forest United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Jean Yancey of Dublin; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at the Yancey residence. Adams Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Perry Finney Jr.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Services for Perry Sam Finney Jr. will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Simons United Methodist Church with burial in Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens, with military honors and Masonic rites. He was a retired colonel from the Army after 29 years. He was a senior advisor in logistics for Computer Sciences Corp. with 12 years of service. He was a member of Golden Isles Retired Officers Association, Golden Isles Masonic Lodge No. 707 F&AM, Scottish Rite of Savannah, York Rite, Alee Temple of Savannah, Brunswick Shrine Club and St. Simons United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Finney; children, Mary Whittle of St. Simons Island and John Finney of Nashville, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, Brunswick. Memorials may be made to St. Simons United Methodist Church Building Fund, 624 Ocean Blvd., St. Simons 31522.

Marie T. Gay
Services for Marie T. Gay will be at 2 p.m. today in Macon Memorial Park. Gay, 78, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999.

Survivors include her sisters and brothers, Ruth Godfrey, Doris Turner, Perry Tyson and Paul Tyson of Macon.

Family will be at 727 Forest Lake Drive South. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

Abigail Gibbs
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Services for Abigail Rose Gibbs, infant daughter of James and Gwen Gibbs, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Siloam Cemetery, Abbeville. Abigail died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999.

Other survivors include her grandparents, Inez Elder and Wilma Fletcher of Abbeville; and great-grandmother, Annie Weldon of Abbeville.

Frazier & Son Funeral Home in Rochelle has charge of arrangements.

James Hall
MIAMI - Services for James Harper Hall were Sunday in Bentley Carson Memorial Funeral Home, Cordele. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery, Cordele. Hall died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Hall; daughter, Christine White of Griffin; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

Albert Hill
CORDELE - Services for Albert Hill will be at 3 p.m. today in Sunnyside Cemetery. Hill, 76, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999. He was a surveyor assistant.

Survivors include his sister, Sallie Mae Wells of Cordele.

Dekle Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Lias Horne Jr.
HAZLEHURST - Services for Lias Lawrence "L.L." Horne Jr. will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home with burial in Palms Memorial Gardens. Horne, 79, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999. The son of the late Lias Horne Sr. and Dealia Horne, he was retired from Hazlehurst Mills. He was a member of Excelsior Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Leona B. Horne; children, Linda Herndon of Hazlehurst and Becky McNeal of Shannon, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends at 5 p.m. today in the funeral home and may be contacted at the Herndon residence, Broxton Highway.

Nancy Hudson
GRAY - Services for Nancy H. Hudson will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist Church of Gray with burial in Riverside Cemetery, north gate. Hudson, 63, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, after a long illness. She was born in Greene County and had lived in Gray until she married and moved to Savannah. She returned to Gray in 1982. The daughter of the late Q.T. Hansford, she was formerly employed by the state of Georgia-Oconee Mental Health and Retardation Center.

Survivors include her children, Dana M. Hudson of Macon, and Michael Hudson Jr. and Timothy J. Hudson of Savannah; mother, Queen S. Hansford of Gray; brother and sisters, Weyman Hansford and Glenda LeVines of Gray, and Ann Burton of Brandon, Fla.; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today in Simpson-Childs Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Scleroderma Foundation, 89 Newbury St., Suite 201, Danvers, Mass. 01923.

Allen Koontz
EASTMAN - Services for Allen R. Koontz will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Old Daniel Cemetery. Koontz, 77, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a driver, retired from Greyhound Bus Lines. He was a 53-year member of American Legion and life member of Paralyzed Veterans Association of Georgia.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Koontz; stepchildren, Rev. Chuck Yzenski of Cochran, Edward Yzenski of Eastman and Edwin Yzenski of Zanesville, Ohio; sister, Mildred Hamilton of Seward, Pa.; and six stepgrandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home.

Sadie Monfort
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Services for Sadie Todd Monfort will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in McIntosh United Methodist Church with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Macon. Monfort, 90, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999. The widow of John Monfort, she owned and operated a furniture store in Tampa, Fla. She was Baptist.

Survivors include her daughter, Marsha Strange of McIntosh; sisters, Billie Creighton, Mary NeSmith, both of Tampa, and Shelly Debusk; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Seminole Heights Baptist Church, Tampa, Fla., or donor's favorite charity.

Gladys Page
LYONS - Services for Gladys Weaver Page will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Murchison Funeral Home with burial in Lyons City Cemetery. Page, 90, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999. She was manager of United 5 & 10 Retail and was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, Patricia Ann Head of Conyers, Mary McLane of Seneca, S.C., Sarah Page of Lyons, Lynda Odom of Maryland, W.J. Page Jr. of Lyons; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Lyons, 183 West Liberty St.

Arthur Parsons
SNELLVILLE - Services for Arthur W. "Art" Parsons will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Eternal Hills Chapel with burial at 4 p.m. in Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery, Abbeville. Parsons, 79, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1999. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired advertising account executive with the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, where he worked for 29 years. He worked for more than 45 years in the newspaper business, including several years with The Macon Telegraph.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Parsons; children, Kay Beavers of Powder Springs and Dr. Keith Parson of Houston, Texas; and a grandchild.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Atlanta Chapter, American Parkinson's Disease Association, P.O. Box 49416, Atlanta 30359.

T.M. Patterson Sr.
SPARTA - Services for T.M. "Buck" Patterson Sr. will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Sparta Cemetery. Patterson died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999. He was a World War II Marine Corps veteran, rifle marksman and machine gun crewman. He received an honorable lapel button, Good Conduct Medal and Purple Heart. He was owner, operator and funeral director of Patterson Funeral Home for 51 years. He played baseball with the Sparta Saints and later signed with the New York Yankees, but returned home to run the funeral home. He was a founder of John Hancock Academy, where he was a basketball coach, and former city councilman, auxiliary police chief, mayor of Sparta and Little League Pony League baseball coach. He was also a former city judge, city justice of the peace and former owner of the first private ambulance service. The widower of Sara Patterson, he was a member of Sparta Baptist Church.

Survivors include his children, T.M. Patterson Jr. and Penny P. Howard, both of Sparta, Patricia Lynn of Springhill, Fla., and Priscilla McNeal of Gordon.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Patterson Funeral Home.

Willie Payton
MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Willie Pearl Payton will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Slater's Funeral Home with burial in West View Cemetery. Payton died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Edna Hall.

Survivors include her children, Ann Rainer, Willie Mae Patterson, both of Milledgeville, and Georgia Mae Payton of Augusta; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 159 N. Main St., Lot 6, and 153 Main St.

Dollie Randall
Services for Dollie Randall will be at noon Wednesday in Healing Temple Church with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Randall, 83, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999. Born in Jasper, she was a member of Healing Temple Church.

Survivors include her son, Leon Kelly of Macon.

The family may be contacted at 1209 Fort Hill St. The body will be in the church at 11 a.m. Glover Memorial Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

Essie Revere
Services for Essie B. Revere will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Revere died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999. He was the son of the late Dick and Eva Revere.

Survivors include his companion, Jossie Cherry; stepchildren, Richard Cherry Jr., the Rev. Theodore Cherry, Lavenia Henley and JoAnn Brunswick; and several stepgrandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

William Rhodes Jr.
Services for William "Tobe" Rhodes Jr. will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home with burial in Spring Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Crawford County. Rhodes, 53, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999. He was a self-employed carpet installer.

Survivors include his wife, Lurlene Rhodes; children, Patrice Thurman and Andrell Rhodes of Macon; brothers and sisters, Walter Rhodes, Marvin Rhodes, Sylvester Rhodes, Bobby Rhodes, Howard Rhodes, Bernard Rhodes, Johnnie Rhodes, Elizabeth Rhodes and Catherine Rhodes, all of Macon.

The family may be contacted at 1909 Bethlea Ave.

Harry Schultz
BAINBRIDGE - Services for Harry A. Schultz will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with burial in Oak City Cemetery. Schultz, 84, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999. He was owner and operator of Harry Schultz Plumbing Co. He was a member of First Baptist Church and Baracca Sunday School Class.

Survivors include his children, Harry Schultz Jr., Billy Schultz and Ginger Bradshaw, all of Atlanta; and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today in Ivey Funeral Home.

Carrie Stephens
Services for Carrie Lou Stephens will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Hutchings Funeral Home with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Stephens died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999. Born in Twiggs County, she was the daughter of the late Johnnie and Hattie W. Wedlowe. The widow of William Stephens, she was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, Frankie Ellison, Olivia Dudley and Carrie Dennis, all of Macon; 20 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 158 Culver St. and 1565 Dexter Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Wendell Ward
TWIN CITY - Services for Wendell W. Ward will be at 1 p.m. today in Johnson Funeral Home, Swainsboro, with burial in Antioch Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Ward, 59, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999. He was a retired carpenter and building contractor.

Survivors include his children, Theresa Ward of Summertown and Ronda Kirkland of Twin City; brothers and sisters, W.C. Ward of Savannah, Harley Ward of Marianna, Fla., John Ward of Statesboro, Mary Ann Donaldson of Twin City and Cola Holloway of Stillmore; and three grandchildren.

Mattie Washington
Services for Mattie Kate Washington will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Bethel CME Church with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Washington, 68, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999. She was a member of Bethel CME Church and a former member of senior choir and pastor's aid board.

Survivors include her children, Wanda Johnson-Jackson, Larry Sparks and Ennis Washington, all of Macon.

The family may be contacted at 1427 Oakland Ave. The body will be in the church at 1 p.m. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


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