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Ora Ashley 
McRAE - Services for Ora Estelle Baughcum Ashley will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Ashley, 91, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at Taylor Telfair Regional Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Telfair County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Edward and Sally Leigh Browning Baughcum. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of Scotland Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son Harvey Edward "Eddie" Ashley of McRae; daughter Janet Evans of McRae; stepdaughter Mary Pearl Howell of Warner Robins; brother Thomas Edward Baughcum of Macon; sister Sara Rowland of McRae; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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

Estee Brantley 

SANDERSVILLE - Services for Estee Smith Brantley will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of May & Smith Funeral Directors with burial in Brownwood Cemetery. Brantley, 79, died Friday, March 9, 2001, following an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Cecil Huel Smith and the late Rebecca Archer Smith. The widow of Jesse James Brantley, she was a homemaker and a member of Olive Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughters Loretta B. Warren of Dublin and Elaine B. Fulghum of Harrison; brother William Huel Smith of Sandersville; one granddaughters; and one great-grandson.

The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Fulghum, 260 Church St., Harrison. 

James Brantley 

CORDELE - Services for James Hudson Brantley will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Dekle Funeral Home with burial in Sunnyside Cemetery. Brantley, 74, died Saturday, March 10, 2001. Born in Cordele, he was the son of the late Edgar Clayton Brantley and the late Mabel Lessie Turner Brantley. A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy C. Brantley of Cordele; sons James Edward Brantley of Baxley and James Edgar Brantley of Cordele; daughters Agnes L. Davis of Cordele, Loretta B. Taylor of Americus and Delita B. Grimsley of Byron; 25 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Dekle Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 

Evelyn B. Corlee 

COCHRAN - Graveside services for Evelyn B. Corlee will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Union Hill Church Cemetery, Bleckley County. Corlee, 83, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, in Ruskin, Fla. Born in Dothan, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Emily Anderson Baxley. The widow of Carlton Corlee, she had lived in Cochran most of her life. She was retired from the L&H Shirt Co. and was a member of Southside Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son John Corlee of Birmingham, Ala.; sisters Helen Killingsworth of Ruskin, Fla., and Opal McKee of Durant, Fla.; brothers Lorell Baxley and David Baxley, both of Ashford, Ala.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Fisher Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 

Roger S. Crosby Jr. 

PINEVIEW - Services for Roger S. Crosby Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Broad Street Baptist Church, Hawkinsville. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Irwinville Cemetery, Irwinville. Crosby, 70, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, in Macon. A native of Dodge County, he was a member of Broad Street Baptist Church. Crosby was an Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of the Masons, and was retired from civil service at Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins. Crosby was employed at Ace Hardware, Hawkinsville.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene Crosby of Pineview; daughter Kathy Powell of Acworth; sons Seaborn Crosby of Macon and Mark Crosby of Cochran; sisters and brother Nita Greene, Shirley Lister and Cynthia White, all of Cochran, Sue Davis of Dexter, Jane Capps of Roswell and Russell Crosby of Harlem; and one granddaughter.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Clark Funeral Home, Hawkinsville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Broad Street Baptist Church, Hawkinsville. 

W. Wayne Ethridge 

DUBLIN - Services for W. Wayne Ethridge will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Townsend Brothers Funeral Home with burial in Dublin Memorial Gardens. Ethridge, 59, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, in a Dublin hospital. A lifelong resident of Laurens County, he was the son of the late Frank Ethridge and the late Bessie White Ethridge. An Army veteran, he was a member of Springdale Baptist Church. Ethridge was retired from J.B. Clark Oil Co.

Survivors include his wife, Diane Ethridge of Dublin; stepson Tony Crawford of Vidalia; sister Levenia McLeod of Dexter; brother Bertis Ethridge of Dublin; and two granddaughters. 

Luther Finger 

BONAIRE - Services for Luther Forest Finger will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Finger, 75, died Friday, March 9, 2001. Born in Cordele, he was the son of the late Vivian F. Finger and the late Roberta Jane Finger. He was retired from civil service at Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins, and from the Circle K Convenience Store on Moody Road, Warner Robins.

Survivors include his wife, Rachel Finger of Bonaire; daughters Margaret Brooke of Bonaire, Catherine Crowley of State College, Pa., Barbara O'Meara of Concord, N.C., and Donna Marie Schott of Dove, Pa.; sisters Virginia Rose Clitt of Macon, Mary I. Coleman of Albany and Vivian Leeman of Tifton; and 11 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at McCullough Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Houston County, P.O. Box 1544, 1403 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins 31099-1544. 

Margie Gooden 

AMERICUS - Services for Margie Rice Gooden will be at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Gooden, 90, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at her home. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son Kelso Gooden of Americus; daughter Margaret Culverhouse of Thomaston; sister Ethel Clark of Dayton, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 221 S. Lee St., Americus 31709. Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel has charge of arrangements. 

Ruby Harrell 

AMERICUS - Services for Ruby Lee Harrell will be at 2 p.m. today at Fair Haven Baptist Church, near Rhine, with burial in Bowen Cemetery, near Eastman. Harrell, 85, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Sumter Regional Hospital. A native of Dodge County, she was the daughter of the late Mose Roundtree Harrell and Mary Lou Powell Harrell, and the stepdaughter of the late Winnie Jane Harrell. The widow of James Herbert Harrell, she was a former resident of Macon and a retired civil service employee of Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins. Harrell was a member of Fair Haven Baptist Church in Dodge County.

Survivors include her daughters Bobbie Moore of Bonaire and Jackie Goodin of Vienna; sister Estora Burnham of Eastman; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of Jackie and Wallace Goodin, 360 Drayton Woods Road, Vienna. Memorials may be made to the League of the Good Samaritan, Magnolia Manor, 2001 S. Lee St., Americus 31709. Hancock Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 

Donnie L. Hill 

ATLANTA - Services for Donnie L. Hill will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Slater's Funeral Home, Milledgeville, with burial in Bone Cemetery. Hill died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at his home after a brief illness. Born in Baldwin County, he was the son of the late Nathaniel Hill. A lifelong resident of Atlanta, he was a 1970 graduate of West Fulton High School.

Survivors include his mother, Sarah Simmons of Atlanta; brothers Michael Hill, Darrell Hill and Bradley Hill, all of Atlanta; and sister Vanessa Hill Glenn of Atlanta.

The family will receive friends at 101 Mamie Harris Road, Milledgeville. 

Ralph H. James 

ELLAVILLE - Services for Ralph H. James will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Springhill Freewill Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. James died Saturday, March 10, 2001. A World War II veteran, he was a farmer and had worked at Greenfield. James was a member of Springhill Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Lucille James; son William James of Ellaville; daughters Carolyn Curlee of Buena Vista, Lillian Flynt of Ellaville, Grace Howell of Americus, Louise Durham of Vienna and Elaine Taylor of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; sisters Rosa Grimsley of Buena Vista, Hazel Guined of Butler and Mary Bell Forehand of Warner Robins; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Watson-Giddens Funeral Home. 

Herbert Johnson 

Services for James Herbert Johnson will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Macon Memorial Park. Johnson, 71, died Friday, March 9, 2001. He was the son of the late Daniel and Mamie Waller Johnson. A Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, he was owner of Johnson Cabinet Shop.

Survivors include his wife, Eugenia Johnson; children Janet Johnson Bass of Bolingbroke, and Wendy Johnson Bacchus and David Johnson, both of Macon; brother and sister Lester Johnson and Margaret Adams, both of Macon; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Ingleside Memorial Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Doles United Methodist Church Building Fund, 6220 Thomaston Road, Macon 31220. 

Robert Keyser 

Private services for Robert Paul Keyser will be held at a later date in upstate New York. Keyser, 62, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at his home. The son of the late John Keyser and the late Marie Klopman Keyser, he was employed in civil service at Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins. He was retired from the Air Force and the National Guard.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Keyser of Macon; sister Anne Marie Hamersa of Brookshire, Texas.

A gathering will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. The family may be contacted at the residence on Rivoli Oaks Drive. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Central Georgia. 

Evelyn Knight 

Graveside services for Evelyn Waits Knight will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Riverside Cemetery. Knight, 86, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at Bolingreen Nursing Home. A native of Bibb County, she was the daughter of the late Jeanus Waits and the late Lilly Mae Ford Waits. The widow of John Knight, she was retired from Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins, and was a member of Vineville Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter Fay Walker of Macon; granddaughters Amyjon Rogers of Macon; and one great-grandson.

The family will receive friends after the service. Ingleside Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements. 

Launa K. Knight 

MABLETON - Services for Launa K. Knight will be at 4 p.m. today at May and Smith Funeral Home, Sandersville, with burial in Harrison Cemetery. Knight, 88, died Friday, March 9, 2001, following an extended illness. A native of Washington County, she was the daughter of the late John Calvin King and the late Zemmie Hart King. Knight was a retired school teacher with the Cobb County Board of Education. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and Wildwood Baptist Church, Kennesaw.

Survivors include her daughter Jo Carol Brooks of Mableton; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Mableton, 5385 Church St. S.W., Mableton 30126. 

Erna S. Lorenz 

LONGWOOD, Fla. - Services for Erna S. Lorenz will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Macon, with burial in Macon Memorial Park. Lorenz, 89, died Friday, March 9, 2001. Born in Bokel, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Martha Mudhernk Steenbock. The widow of Ernest G. Lorenz, she lived in Macon most of her life. She was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.

Survivors include her daughter Evelyn Nasworthy of Longwood, Fla.; son Gene Lorenz of Macon; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, Macon. The family may be contacted at the home of Gene Lorenz, 3115 Beverdine Drive, Macon. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 390 Pierce Ave., Macon 31204. 

Harold Pancake 

Services for Harold Pancake will be at 3 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Pancake, 70, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at his home. Born in Dayton, Ohio, he had lived in Macon for the past 55 years. Pancake was retired from Robins Air Force Base, where he worked as an electronics technician. He was a member of Cross Keys United Methodist Church and the Scottish Rite. Pancake was a past master of Rutland Lodge No. 298 F&AM and past worthy patron of the Rutland Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include his wife, Judith Pancake of Macon; children Kenneth Pancake of Jupiter, Fla., Rodney Pancake and Darren Pancake, both of Bonaire, Timothy Pancake of Kathleen, Tammie Garrison of Sevierville, Tenn., Anthony Staples of Crestview, Fla., and Heather Langiotti of LaGrange; brother Aubry Pancake of Martinez; sister Jacquelyn Williams of Macon; and 23 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 tonight at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Care Options, 151 College St., Macon 31201. 

Hazel Peavy 

Graveside services for Hazel Lee Sanders Peavy will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Riverside Cemetery. Peavy, 77, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, following an extended illness. A native of Blakley County, she was the daughter of the late Olin and Arralee Davidson Sanders. The widow of Clifford Peavy, she was a homemaker and had worked with Macon Shirt Co. Peavy was a member of Southside Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughters Glenda Durbin and Beverly Ellicks, both of Macon; sisters Gaynell Austin and Lou Staples, both of Macon; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. 

Wallace M. Rivers 

Services for Wallace M. Rivers will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Hart's Mortuary. Rivers died Friday, March 9, 2001, at his home. The son of the late James Clifford Rivers and the late Marie Thigpen Rivers, he was a member of First Christian Church. Rivers was active in the construction business since 1947, developing subdivisions and apartment buildings. He was a charter member of Riverside Golf and Country Club. Rivers was a member of Idle Hour, the Elks Club, the Moose Lodge and the Macon Home Builders Association.

Survivors include his wife, Irene L. Rivers of Macon; stepson Steven Linebaugh; sons William E. Rivers and Michael M. Rivers; daughter Marian Rivers White; brother James A. Rivers; sister Marie E. Crenshaw; and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 2306 Vineville Ave., Macon 31204, or to Hospice of Central Georgia, P.O. Box 6533, Macon 31208. 

Lucien Shuler 

DUBLIN - Graveside services for Lucien Bob Shuler will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Northview Cemetery. Shuler, 81, died Friday, March 9, 2001. Born in Griffin, he was the son of the late Andrew Harve Shuler and the late Ophelia Maddox Shuler. He was a graduate of Young Harris Junior College and received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Mercer University, where he was president of the M Club and Kappa Phi Kappa. Shuler was a member of Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, Sigma Nu fraternity and the varsity basketball team. A retired colonel in the Air Force, he was a veteran of World War II and Korean War. In the Air Force, Shuler received the Distinguished Flying Cross with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Medal with 23 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Distinguished Unit Citation, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with three Battle Stars and the Korean Campaign Medal with three Battle Stars. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Dublin.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Fay Bedingfield Shuler; son Lucien Bennett Shuler of Naperville, Ill.; daughters Barbara Fay Shuler of Dublin and Susan S. Dombrowski of Skokie, Ill.; brother Dr. Harold Shuler of Houston, Texas; sister Ruth S. Glass of Decatur; and four grandchildren.

Adams Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 

Lillian Taylor 

FORT VALLEY - Services for Lillian Taylor will be at 3 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Fort Valley with burial in Bertha Dozier Cemetery, Montezuma. Taylor, 81, died Friday, March 9, 2001. A native of Macon County, she was a retired instructor with Kay Community Training Center. The widow of Luther Taylor, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Valley.

Survivors include her children Sue Parks of Antelpoe, Calif., Joel Taylor of Port Charlotte, Fla., Lewis Taylor of Macon and Nancy Giles of Roberta; brother James Taylor of Montezuma; sisters Alice Williams of Plant City, Fla., and Estelle Hickman of Harvest, Ala.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Rooks Funeral Home, Fort Valley, has charge of arrangements. 

Woodrow Thompson 

EATONTON - Services for Woodrow Thompson will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Baptist Church with burial in Eatonton Memorial Park. Thompson, 83, died Friday, March 9, 2001. A lifelong resident of Putnam County, he was the son of the late William Walter Thompson and the late Carrie Batchelor Thompson. A World War II Navy veteran, he was retired from Enterprise Aluminum Co.

Survivors include his daughters Helen Kitchens and Linda Morris, both of Eatonton; sons Wayne Thompson of Springfield, Mass., and Terrell Thompson of Perry; brother Jerald Thompson of Eatonton; sister Marion Thompson of Eatonton; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ivy Hill Chapel. Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, P.O. Box 3956, Eatonton 31024, or to Crossroads Baptist, 106 S. Wesley Chapel Road, Eatonton 31024. 

Annie Trammell 

Services for Annie Ruth Trammell will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Ocilla. Trammell, 76, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at her home. Born in Tift County, she was the daughter of the late John and Adell Green of Ocilla. Trammell lived most of her life in Macon. She was a homemaker and a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Frances Carter and Greg Trammell and Phyllis Tucker, all of Macon, James A. Carr of Tennessee and Tommy Carr of Byron; brother Bobby G. Green of Macon; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family may be contacted at 212 Erin Lane and 132 Coley Lake Road.

Martha Wilcher

Graveside services for Martha Talbert Wilcher will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Macon Memorial Park. Wilcher died Saturday, March 10, 2001. A member of the First Baptist Church, she attended the Joyful Sunday School Class.

Survivors include her husband, Tal Wilcher Sr. of Macon; son Tal Wilcher Jr. of Macon; sisters Anne T. Smith of Macon and Mary T. Moore of Savannah.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. today at Hart's Mortuary. The family may be contacted at the residence.

PANCAKE, Harold: 70, of Macon, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at his residence. Services: 3 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Ross Freeman will officiate. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. today at Crest Lawn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Care Options, 151 College St., Macon 31201. Mr. Pancake was born in Dayton, Ohio, and had lived in Macon for the past 55 years. He was retired from Robins Air Force Base, where he was an electronic technician. He was a member of Cross Keys United Methodist Church. He was a past master of Rutland Lodge #298 F&AM and a past worthy patron of The Rutland Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mr. Pancake was a member of the Scottish Rite. Survivors: wife, Judith Pancake of Macon; children Kenneth Pancake of Jupiter, Fla., Rodney Pancake and Darren Pancake, both of Bonaire, Timothy Pancake of Kathleen, Tammie Garrison of Sevierville, Tenn., Anthony Staples of Crestview, Fla., and Heather Langiotti of LaGrange; brother Aubry Pancake of Martinez; sister Jacquelyn Williams of Macon; and 23 grandchildren. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 
 
 
 

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TRAMMELL, Annie Ruth: 76, of Macon, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at her residence. Services: 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Ocilla. The Rev. Tim Kelly will officiate. Visitation: 3-5 p.m. today at Crest Lawn Funeral Home. The family may be contacted at 212 Erin Lane and 132 Coley Lake Road. Mrs. Trammell was born in Tift County, Ga., and had lived in Macon most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late John and Adell Green of Ocilla, Ga. Survivors: children Frances Carter of Macon, Phyllis Tucker of Macon, James A. Carr of Tennessee, Tommy Carr of Byron and Greg Trammell of Macon; brother Bobby G. Green of Macon; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
BRADDY, Clifton Thomas: of 5154 Turner Circle, died Friday, March 9, 2001. Services will be held today, March 11, 2001, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary with burial in Middle Georgia Memory Gardens. Chaplain David Primm will officiate. The family may be contacted at the residence. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 363 Pierce Avenue, Macon, GA 31204.

Mr. Braddy was born in Johnson City, Ga., on June 18, 1910. He lived in Macon most of his life and was retired from Willingham Cotton Mill. He was a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem and was member emeritus for 46 years of the Order of the Eastern Star, formerly of the Dixie Chapter and then the Lizella Chapter #390. Mr. Braddy was a past deacon of Morningside Baptist Church and a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. He was a lifetime honorary member of the Georgia Sheriffs' Association.

Survivors: granddaughters, Jan Slater of Macon and Judy Tapley of Swainsboro; 2 great-grandchildren, Jon Tapley of Dunwoody and Jami Spittal of Macon; several nieces and nephews.

Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

BURNES, Phyllis: 78, of 3085 Ashby Drive, died Friday, March 9, 2001. Graveside services will be held Sunday, March 11, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Macon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 804 Cherry Street, Macon, GA 31201.

Mrs. Burnes was a volunteer with the Medical Center of Central Georgia Auxiliary for many years and worked at ENT Center of Central Georgia.

Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Nancy Burnes of Macon; daughter, Phyllis Burnes of Macon; sister, Chris Howell of Leichester, England; sister-in-law, Helen Meadows of Senoia, Ga.; grandchildren, Laurie Griffith of Lithia Springs, Ga., Vallee Donovan of Smyrna, Ga., and Andrew Burnes of New York.

Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

KITCHENS, Rossie C.: 87, of Blountstown, Fla., died Thursday, March 8, 2001, in Blountstown. Services will be held Sunday, March 11, 2001, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary with the Reverends Ron Watson and Ken Danuser officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the residence of Margaret and Bill Tinsley, 196 Candler Road, Gray, Ga. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Morningside Baptist Church, 3519 Jeffersonville Road, Macon, GA 31217. 

Mrs. Kitchens was born in Wrightsville, Ga., and was the daughter of the late Oscar Cox and the late Lillian Young Cox. She was the wife of the late Billy L. Kitchens. She was a former resident of Macon, moving to Blountstown, Fla., three years ago. She was a member of Morningside Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School. 

Survivors: daughters, Annette Kitchens of Macon, Margaret Tinsley of Gray, and Sandra Corbin of Blountstown, Fla.; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren. 

Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

RIVERS, Wallace M.: of 736 Captain Kell Drive, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at his residence. Services will be held Monday, March 12, 2001, in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Mark Benson officiating. Visitation will be held at Hart's Mortuary today, March 11, 2001, from 6 until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to First Christian Church, 2306 Vineville Ave., Macon, GA 31204 or Hospice of Central Georgia, P.O. Box 6533, Macon, GA 31208.

Mr. Rivers was a member of First Christian Church on Vineville Avenue. He was active in the construction business since 1947 developing several subdivisions and numerous apartment buildings. Mr. Rivers was a charter member of Riverside Golf and Country Club. He was also a member of Idle Hour, the Elks Club, the Moose Lodge, and the Macon Home Builders Association.

Survivors: wife, Irene L. Rivers of Macon; stepson, Steven Linebaugh; sons, William E. Rivers and Michael M. Rivers; daughter, Marian Rivers White; brother, James A. Rivers; sister, Marie E. Crenshaw and 7 grandchildren. Mr. Rivers was preceded in death by his parents, James Clifford Rivers and Marie Thigpen Rivers.

Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

WILCHER, Martha Talbert: of 990 Avenue of the Pines, died Saturday, March 10, 2001. Graveside services will be held Monday, March 12, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Macon Memorial Park with the Reverend Ben Taylor officiating. Visitation will be today, March 11, 2001, at Hart's Mortuary from 5 until 6 p.m. The family may be contacted at the residence.

Mrs. Wilcher was a member of First Baptist Church and attended the Joyful Sunday School Class.

Survivors: husband, Tal Wilcher Sr. of Macon; son, Tal Wilcher Jr. and his wife Arlene A. Wilcher of Macon; sisters, Anne T. Smith of Macon and Mary T. Moore of Savannah. Mrs. Wilcher was preceded in death by her son Jimmy Wilcher. 

Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

THRASHER, Evelyn Thaxton: widow of Tigner Emmett Thrasher, of 3155 Ingleside Ave., died Friday, March 9, 2001, at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon, GA 31204. The family may be contacted at the residence of Sarah Evelyn (Pud) Thrasher at 3210 Vista Circle.

Mrs. Thrasher was the daughter of Henry Frank Thaxton and Sarah Dallis Rodgers Thaxton of McRae. She was the sister of Lucie Thaxton Wright and Herbert Frank Thaxton, who both preceded her in death. She was a graduate of the public school system in Telfair County and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan Conservatory. Mrs. Thrasher was a member of Vineville United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Ed Cook Sunday School Class. She was also a lifetime member of the Macon Morning Music Club. Her father, Henry Frank Thaxton, founded the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of McRae, Eastman, Vidalia and Baxley, Ga., in 1905. She and her sister, Lucie Thaxton Wright, ran the largest bottling territory in the state of Georgia after their father's untimely death. 

Survivors: two daughters, Lucie Thrasher Bryant of Washington, D.C., and Sarah Evelyn (Pud) Thrasher of Macon; grandchildren, Thomas Edward Bryant Jr. of Washington, D.C., Evelyn Bryant Evans of Jupiter, Fla., Thaxton Thrasher Peterson of Scottsdale, Ariz., James Chandler Peterson Jr. of Scottsdale, Ariz.; great-grandchildren, Michael Bryant of Washington, D.C., Lucie Rhodes Evans of Jupiter, Fla., and Frank Calaway Evans of Jupiter, Fla.

Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

JOHNSON, James Herbert: 71, of 4189 Ayers Road, died Friday, March 9, 2001. Mr. Johnson was the owner of Johnson Cabinet Shop. He served as a Marine during the Korean Conflict. He was the son of the late Daniel D. Johnson and Mamie Waller Johnson. Survivors: Wife, Eugenia (Jean) Johnson of Macon; daughters, Janet Johnson Bass of Bolingbroke and Wendy Johnson Bacchus of Macon; son, David Johnson of Macon; brother, Lester Johnson of Macon; sister, Margaret Adams of Macon; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: today, March 11, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingleside Memorial Chapel. Funeral: Graveside, Monday at 11 a.m. at Macon Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Doles United Methodist Church Building Fund, 6220 Thomaston Road, Macon, Ga. 31220. Ingleside Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.

KNIGHT, Evelyn Waits: 86, of 2191 Ingleside Ave., Macon, died Saturday morning, March 10, 2001, at the Bolingreen Nursing Home. Mrs. Knight was retired from Robins Air Force Base. She was a member of Vineville Baptist Church and a native of Bibb County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chief John Knight, and a daughter Beverly Ellerbee. She was the daughter of the late Jeanus Waits and Lilly Mae Ford Waits. Survivors: daughter Fay Walker of Macon; granddaughter Amyjon Rogers of Macon; great-grandson Micah Rogers of Macon. Services: 2 p.m. Monday, graveside, at Riverside Cemetery. The family will greet friends after the service. Ingleside Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.

PEAVY, Hazel Lee Sanders: 77, of 157 Kelly Road, died Saturday following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2001, graveside at Riverside Cemetery. The Rev. Jimmy Woods will officiate. Mrs. Peavy, a native of Blakely County, was the daughter of the late Olin and Arralee Davidson Sanders, wife of the late Clifford Peavy. She was a homemaker, had worked with the Macon Shirt Co., and was a member of Southside Baptist Church. Survivors include her two daughters Glenda Durbin and Beverly Ellicks; two sisters Gaynell Austin and Lou Staples; two grandchildren Kristy LaCroix and Mark Andrews; two great-grandchildren Taylor Andrews and Clay LaCroix, all of Macon. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JORDAN, L. Pace Sr.: 61, of Kennesaw, died Saturday, March 10. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Simpson-Childs Funeral Home, Gray.

LORENZ, Erna S.: 89, of 105 Cedar Oak Trail, Longwood, Fla., died Friday, March 9, 2001, at a local hospital. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Macon, with burial in Macon Memorial Park. Pastor William Renn will officiate. Pallbearers: Eric Feldborg, Jay Nasworthy, Carlton Lorenz, Jack Feldborg, Chris Lorenz and Scott Emslie. Visitation: 7-9 p.m. Monday at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. The family will be at the residence of Gene Lorenz, 3115 Beverdine Drive, Macon. Those who wish may make contributions to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 390 Pierce Ave., Macon, GA 31204. Born in Bokel, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Martha Mudhernk Steenbock. Mrs. Lorenz lived in Macon most of her life and was married to the late Ernest G. Lorenz. Mrs. Lorenz was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Macon. Survivors: daughter Evelyn Nasworthy of Longwood, Fla.; son Gene Lorenz of Macon; six grandchildren Jackie Emslie of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Eric Feldborg of Thornton, N.H., Jay Nasworthy of Longwood, Fla., Katie Nasworthy of Longwood, Fla., Carlton Lorenz of Washington, D.C., and Chris Lorenz of Warner Robins. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

MOORE, James "Jim" Monroe: 68, of 2076 Manson Road, Macon, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at his residence. Services: 3 p.m. today in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, with burial in Macon Memorial Park with military honors. The Rev. Nelson Weathersby will officiate. The family will be at the residence. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Georgia, P.O. Box 6533, Macon, Ga. 31208. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.


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