Miscellaneous Bibb County, Georgia Obituaries

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Leila Adams
 

DEXTER - Services for Leila Mae Adams will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Rocky Creek Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Adams, 74, died Sunday, March 4, 2001. She was a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph Adams; children Katie Parks of Dexter, Harriett Alford, Annie Pittman and Leon Pittman, all of Dublin, Lottie Mae Pittman of Macon, Willie Mae Moss of Winter Haven, Fla., Pastor Edward Pittman and Lonnie Pittman, both of Lake Wales, Fla.; stepson Ulysses Pittman of Dexter; several grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and seven stepgrandchildren.

Dudley Funeral Home in Dublin has charge of arrangements.
 

Avis Amerson
 

GORDON - Services for Avis Mae Stapleton Amerson will be at 3 p.m. Friday in White Columns Funeral Home, Gordon, with burial in Ramah Cemetery. Amerson, 88, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001. Daughter of the late Joe Franklin and Minnie Lee Morgan Stapleton, she was retired from Central State Hospital. The widow of Grover Daniel Amerson, she was a member of Gordon First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Faye Lavender of Lake Sinclair and Wanda Niederkorn of Perry; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

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

Janet Bali
 

Services for Dr. Janet Nelson Bali will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Cedar Ridge Cemetery, Jones County. Bali, 56, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001. Born in Jones County, she received a bachelor's degree from Fort Valley State University, a master's degree from Atlanta University, specialist degree in counseling from the University of Sarasota in Florida, and doctorate in counseling psychology. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, Bibb Association of Educators, Georgia Association of Educators, National Education Association and American Association of School Counselors. She was a member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church. A volunteer with VistaCare Hospice and Crisis Line, she received the Beacon Award for Counselors from the Bibb County Board of Education. She was a member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather Alma and Leonard Huff Sr. of Gray; father Charlie Ford of Cleveland, Ohio; brothers and sisters Wanda J. Collins of Macon, Rosilyn Ford of Boston, Renita Austin of Birmingham, Ala., Mazo Freeman of Nashville, Tenn., and Stanley Ford of Cleveland, Ohio; grandmother Lesie Mae Bland of Gray; and stepbrothers and stepsisters the Rev. Ronnie Huff of Chicago, Victoria Rogers and Lisa Graham, both of Newark, N.J., Felicia Huff of Akron, Ohio, and Leonard Huff Jr. of Macon.

A rosary will be said at 6 tonight in Samuel's Memorial Funeral Home, Gray, and an Omega Omega service by Delta Sigma Theta sorority will be at 6:30 p.m. The family may be contacted at 113 Cranes Lake Road, Gray.
 

Ben L. Brinson
 

DUBLIN - Services for Ben L. Brinson will be at 2 p.m. today in Poplar Springs North Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Brinson, 73, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at his residence. The son of the late Virgil and Ethelene Cory Blakney, he was an Army veteran of World War II. A University of Georgia graduate, he taught industrial arts and DCT at Dublin High School. He was principal of Twiggs County High School and was a member of Poplar Springs North Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Carmack Brinson; children Misty Thomas and Robby Brinson, both of Dublin; sister Ann B. Doty of Marietta; and four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Poplar Springs North Baptist Church Building Fund. Adams Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Alonzo Brown Jr.
 

MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Alonzo Brown Jr. will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Slater's Funeral Home with burial in West View Cemetery. Brown died Sunday, March 4, 2001. He was retired from Central State Hospital and the Baldwin County Board of Education.

Survivors include his wife, Josephine Adams Brown; children Agnes Mims and Geraldine Brown, both of Macon; stepchildren J.D. Morris Jr. and Joann Morris Lewis, both of Milledgeville; brother Joseph Brown of Milledgeville; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
 

Wayne Bundick
 

EASTMAN - Services for Wayne T. Bundick will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church with burial in Orphans Cemetery. Bundick, 62, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001. He was the retired vice president of manufacturing at Charles Greenburg & Son. He was a member of First Methodist Church. He also was a member of Eugene Smith Lodge No. 279, Parksley Lodge No. 326, Kiwanis Club, and the board of directors of Dodge County Golf Club.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Bundick; children Tommy Bundick and Garrick Bundick, both of Eastman; brothers C.L. Bundick of Parksley and Larry Bundick of Newport News, Va.; and two grandchildren.

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

Dewitt Byrd
 

MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Dewitt Byrd will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Sinclair Baptist Church with burial in Baldwin Memorial Gardens. Byrd, 73, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001. A former Macon resident, he was owner of Byrd Plumbing and Heating for 40 years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a founding member of Sinclair Baptist Church, was a deacon for more than 40 years and was a member of Men's 60 Plus Sunday School Class. He was a Mason.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Cooper Byrd; children Cathy Smith, Vicky B. Tinsley, Julie Knighton, Kimberly Kay Byrd and Timothy D. Byrd, all of Milledgeville; brother and sister the Rev. Carl Byrd, Veda Young and Eloise Byrd, all of Macon.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight in Moores Funeral Home and may be contacted at 249 Lakeshore Circle. Memorials may be made to Sinclair Baptist Church Van Fund, 102 Airport Road, Milledgeville 31061.
 

Carolyn Felder
 

BREMERTON, Wash. - Services for Carolyn Lester Felder will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Spring Creek Baptist Church, Elko, with burial in the church cemetery. Felder died Saturday, March 3, 2001. She was born in Houston County and was a 1973 graduate of Perry High School. She was a member of New Mount Olive Baptist Church in Elko.

Survivors include her children Carlos Lester of Lemore, Calif., Skytina Jones of Bremerton, Tomekia Felder, Zarick Felder, Carlton Felder and Nichlos Felder, all of Perry; mother Fannie Pearl Lester of Perry; brothers Authur Lester Jr., Stanley Lester and James N. Lester, all of Perry; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 7 to 8 p.m. Friday in Bobby E. Glover Mortuary, Perry, and may be contacted at 511 Betty St., Perry.
 

Miller Francis
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Miller "Rush" Francis Sr. will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Richardson Funeral Home with burial in New Smyrna Church Cemetery. Francis died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at his residence. He was born in Peach County, son of the late Rudolph Tharpe and Eula Mae Francis. He was a retired truck driver.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Francis; children George Francis, Miller Francis Jr., Randy Francis, Michael Francis, Jackie Francis, Lorraine Francis and Jill Jackson, all of Warner Robins; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
 

Eunice Fussell
 

HAZLEHURST - Services for Eunice Stokes Fussell will be at 3 p.m. today in Miles Funeral Home with burial in Palms Memorial Gardens. Fussell, 89, died Monday, March 5, 2001. The widow of J.B. Fussell, he was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Kathleen Brewer of Lumber City, Peggy Bracewell and Maynard Fussell, both of Baxley, Roger Fussell of Elkins, W.Va., and Jessie Fussell of Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at the Brewer residence.
 

Leona Hicks
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Leona Thompson Hicks will be at 2 p.m. today in Swainsboro City Cemetery. Hicks, 95, died Monday, March 5, 2001. She was born in Swainsboro, daughter of the late George and Annie Thompson. The widow of Joseph Hicks Sr., she was a Baptist and a homemaker.

Survivors include her children Joyce Hicks of Warner Robins and Cheryl H. Spight of Lawrenceville; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. today in Tomlinson Funeral Home, Swainsboro. Christopher-Smith Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Albert Jackson Sr.
 

MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Albert "Fat" Jackson Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Chapel of All Faiths with burial in Westview Cemetery. Jackson died Saturday, March 3, 2001, after a long illness. The son of the late James Jackson Sr. and Dora P. Jackson, he was retired from Sears after 35 years of service. He was a member of Elbethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Eva M. Jackson; children Albert Jackson Jr. of Stone Mountain, Sheryl Foster, Carla Jackson, Tara Von Bethea, James Jackson and Gerald Jackson, all of Milledgeville, Mary Anderson of Jeffersonville and Delois Warren of Bertram; brother Willie Lee Jackson Sr. of Milledgeville; 18 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

Peoples Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Alice Jones
 

Services for Alice Juanita Jones will be at noon Saturday in St. Peter Claver Catholic Church with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Jones, 74, died Monday, March 5, 2001. The daughter of the late Olien and Bessie Lee Tennant Jones, she was formerly employed at The Medical Center of Central Georgia. A homemaker, she was a member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church.

Survivors include her nieces and nephews Alfred Bivins-Wilson of Acworth, Yolandra Bivins-Ford and Phillip Bivins, both of College Park, Eddie Bivins of Lizella, Terrell W. Bivins of Tucson, Ariz., Kelvin Lee Fultz and Princeta Louise Bivins-Rainey of Macon.

The family may be contacted at 1465 Westbury Drive. Hutchings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Annette Jones
 

Services for Annette Jones will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in New Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Jones, 42, died Monday, March 5, 2001. The daughter of the late Lilla Jones, she was formerly employed at Arby's and Macon Hilton. She was a member of New Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter Catherina Jones of Macon; father Waymon Jones Jr. of New York; grandmother Daisy Dunn of Macon; sister and brothers Carolyn Taylor and Homer Jones Sr., both of Macon, and Waymon Jones III of Lyons; companion Fred Swint; and two grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 3286 Kings Park Circle. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Howard R. Jones
 

WADLEY - Services for Howard R. Jones will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Wadley City Cemetery. Jones, 90, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001. He was retired from the Department of Transportation and was a member of Wadley Baptist Church.

Survivors include his children Sara Betty McAfee of Wrightsville, Russell Jones of Kite, Tommy Jones of Swainsboro and Ronnie Jones of Augusta; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Irene Kemp
 

ATLANTA - Services for Irene Kemp will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Church of God in Christ with burial in Mount Harmony Cemetery. Kemp, 75, died Sunday, March 4, 2001. She was born in Cochran, daughter of the late Willie and Annie M. Mims.

Survivors include her children Sarah K. Rembert, Wallace Kemp, Ilene Kemp, Linda Kemp, Tonya Wright, Shelia Kemp, Ronnie Kemp and Hazel Kemp, all of Atlanta; sisters and brother Cora Simmons, Hazel Goolsby, Mary Mitchell, Annie Jones, Rosa Watkins, all of Macon, and W.B. Mims and Eddie Mims; 13 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight in Andrews Funeral Home, Atlanta. Glover Memorial Mortuary in Macon has charge of arrangements.
 

Charles Knight
 

AMERICUS - Services for Charles E. Knight will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was legislative director for the state of Georgia Rural Letter Carriers Association. He was a 1979 and 1988 Outstanding Carrier for the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, was 1972 and 1979 Carrier of the Year for the Georgia Rural Letter Carriers Association and 1980 Outstanding Rural Letter Carrier of Georgia. He was an Army veteran, member of Brickyard Plantation Golf Club and Plains Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Turner Knight; and brother and sisters Alton Knight of Tyron, Margaret Cook of Pine Mountain, Linda Flournoy of Leary, Dorothy Womack, Betty Fussell, Barbara Harbuck, Myra Hogsed and Sandra Durham, all of Americus.

The family may be contacted at 219 Glenwood Road. Memorials may be made to Georgia Diabetes Research Foundation, 1120 W. Broad Ave, Suite A1, Albany 31707, American Heart Association, 1685 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta 30067-8320 or Rehoboth Baptist Church, Dawson Road, Americus 31709. 
 

Tessie Peacock
 

FITZGERALD - Services for Tessie Hurt Peacock will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Old Field Cemetery. Peacock, 91, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001. She was a spinner, retired from Fitzgerald Mills. She was a member of Callie Garbutt Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Peggy Hulett of Fitzgerald and Myrna Denmark of Douglasville; sister Naomi Adams of Tifton; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Paulk Funeral Home, Fitzgerald.
 

William Pickle Sr.
 

CARTHAGE, Miss. - Services for William Harold Pickle Sr. will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Rocky Point Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Pickle, 59, died Thursday, March 1, 2001. He was the fire chief at Barnes Community Fire Department, a member of Leake County Fire Association and was a volunteer first responder. He was a member of Barnes-Marydell Hunting Club and Rocky Point Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Holland Pickle; children William Harold Pickle Jr. and Ellis H. Pickle, both of Carthage, and Lindy Pickle of Pearl, Miss.; sisters Norma Lou Burkes of Carthage and Thelma Rawson of Gulfport, Miss.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Wilcox Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

William Piper
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for William J. Piper will be at 2 p.m. Friday in McCullough Funeral Home with entombment in Magnolia Park Mausoleum. Piper, 67, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001. A Marine Corps veteran, he was a supply warehouseman, retired from Robins Air Force Base. He worked with the Warner Robins Little League for many years and was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Merlene T. Piper; children Carol Harris of Crawford County, Kay Hattaway, Michael Piper and Neal Piper, all of Warner Robins; and eight grandchildren.

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

Georgia Reid
 

Services for Georgia Kate Reid will be at 2 p.m. Friday in New Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Reid, 79, died Friday, March 2, 2001. She worked at various schools in Macon and was a member and deaconess at New Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Floyd Reid; son Joe Reid of San Diego; and sister Ruth Davis of Cleveland, Ohio.

The family may be contacted at 2277 Lowe St., Macon. Whipple & Allen Funeral Home in Toomsboro has charge of arrangements.
 

Ruth Resseau
 

WRIGHTSVILLE - Services for Ruth Harrison Resseau will be at 11 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church in Kite with burial in Kite City Cemetery. Resseau, 92, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001. She was born in Johnson County, daughter of the late Jim Lewis and Inez Wheeler Harrison. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Kite, where she was former president of the WMU. She was past president of the Homemakers Club, former director of the Georgia Hospital Auxiliary, former flower show judge, member of the Middle Georgia Judges Council, participated in the restoration and furnishing of the clubhouse and upstairs museum. She was a donor to the Mercer University School of Medicine, where the library is named in her honors, and donor to Brewton Parker College, where he music room is named in her honor. She was a homemaker and widow of Tom Resseau.

Survivors include her stepchildren Eugene Resseau of Eatonton, Ada Lois Resseau of Macon and Mrs. Henry Cole of Barnesville; eight stepgrandchildren; and 12 great-stepgrandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Kite. Stanley Funeral Home in Wrightsville has charge of arrangements.
 

Annette Ricks
 

DUBLIN - Services for Annette Ricks will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Mount Moriah Baptist Church with burial in Dudley Memorial Cemetery. Ricks, 53, died Thursday, March 1, 2001. A member of Moriah Baptist Church, she was the daughter of the late William Ricks Jr. and Katherine Ricks.

Survivors include her son Willie Paul Maddox; and sister Annie Sarah Sinkfield.

The family may be contacted at 359 W. Laurens School Road. The body will be in the church at 2:30 p.m. Dudley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Lucy Shepard
 

COLUMBUS - Services for Lucy Mathews Shepard will be at 2 p.m. today in St. Luke United Methodist Church with burial in Parkhill Cemetery. Shepard, 93, died Monday, March 5, 2001. A graduate of Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky., she taught Latin and English to children of missionaries in Seoul, South Korea, for two years, and taught several years in Cuthbert and Columbus High School. She was district UMW president and chaired the Spiritual Life Committee. She served on the Methodist Home for Children and Youth and Open Door Community House. She and her husband delivered Meals on Wheels together for more than 20 years. 

Survivors include her husband, Jack Shephard; children Ann White of Haddonfield, N.J., and Margaret Jackson of Upland, Ind.; grandchildren Tim Jackson of Pass Christian, Miss., Lisa Persons of Atlanta, David Jackson of Corvallis, Ore., and Jessica White of Philadelphia; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to United Methodist Women or St. Luke United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1104 Second Ave., Columbus 31901 or charity of your choice. Striffler-Hamby Mortuary has charge of arrangements.
 

Martha Webb
 

ROBERTA - Services for Martha Bray Webb will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Roberta United Methodist Church with entombment in Roberta City Cemetery. Webb, 83, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001. A graduate of Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, she was a retired schoolteacher in Crawford County, where she taught for 35 years. She was a member of the Georgia Education Association and Crawford County Retired Teachers Association. The widow of Robert Webb, she was a member of Roberta United Methodist Church and Crusaders Sunday School Class.

Survivors include her daughter Virginia W. Teague of Fort Valley; and grandchildren Laura Virginia Edwards of Jacksonville, Fla., and Joseph Raymond Edwards III of Buena Vista.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roberta United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 375, Roberta 31078. Goddard Funeral Home in Roberta has charge of arrangements.
 

Jimmie Willis Sr.
 

THOMASTON - Services for Jimmie Lee "Jim" Willis Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Orange Grove Baptist Church with burial in Culloden City Cemetery. Willis died Friday, March 2, 2001. An Army veteran, he was employed by the Upson County Road Department.

Survivors include his wife, Nellie Elaine Willis; children Amanda Leann Willis and Calvin Jermaine Willis and Martavius Raglin, both of Yatesville, Allison Gotell of Barnesville and Jimmie Lee Willis Jr. of South Carolina; brothers and sisters John Willis of Macon, Amanda Rose, Rose Mae Houston, Cindy Willis, Albert Willis Jr. and Arthur Willis, all of Detroit, Adolphus Willis, Lizzie L. Thomas and Peggy Howard, all of Roberta, and Willie Joe Woodard of Thomaston.

Bentley & Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


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