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Moses Brown
 

TENNILLE - Services for Moses "Can Man" Brown will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Gardeners Church of God in Christ, Oconee, with burial in the church cemetery. Brown, 53, died Friday, March 9, 2001. Born in Wrightsville, he was a member of New Gardners Church of Christ, Oconee.

Survivors include his parents, Moses Brown Sr. and Christine Brown of Tennille; son Derrick Brown of Davisboro; brothers William L. Brown and James L. Brown, both of Tennille, and Rosco Brown of Oconee.

The body will be placed in the church one hour before services. The family may be contacted at the residence, 1553 Dixon Grove Church Road, Tennille.
 

Geraldine Butler
 

SAVANNAH, Tenn. - Services for Geraldine "Jerry" Smith Butler will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Shackelford Funeral Home with burial in Memory Gardens of Hardin County. Butler, 71, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas. Born in Macon, she was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Earl W. Butler Jr. of Savannah, Tenn.; sons Earl E. Butler III of Puyallup, Wash., and Richard S. Butler of Savannah, Tenn.; daughter Geraldine B. Dorris of Memphis, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
 

Dorothy C. Carlman
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Dorothy C. Carlman will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Christian Assembly Church, Bay City, Mich., with burial in Oakridge Cemetery, Bay City, Mich. Carlman, 85, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at her home. Born in Standish, Mich., she was the daughter of the late David Clement and the late Agnes Telfer Clement. Carlman was a member of the Bangor Township School Board for 12 years. She attended First Presbyterian Church, Warner Robins, where she was a member of the Ladies Circle. Carlman was also a member of the Senior Citizens group in Warner Robins. She was a lifelong member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Carlman was a member of Christian Assembly, Bay City, Mich. She was the widow of G. Algot Carlman and Irving C. Neal.

Survivors include her daughters Nancy Maglothin of Warner Robins and Marian Shattelroe of Canton, Mich.; son William C. Neal of Lake Lure, N.C.; stepsons Carl Carlman of Dearborn, Mich., and Dale Carlman of Leroy, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Gephart Funeral Home, Bay City, Mich. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 2788 Riverside Drive, Macon 31204.
 

Louise Harper
 

OCILLA - Services for Louise Harper will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Satilla Baptist Church with burial in Satilla Cemetery. Harper, 88, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at Irwin County Hospital. Born in Broxton, she was the daughter of the late Leonard J. Fussell and the late Annie Roella Day Fussell. Formerly of Wray, Harper moved to Ocilla in 1966. She attended South Georgia College and Valdosta State College. She taught school in Holt and Ambrose and retired in 1975 from Ocilla Elementary School. A teacher for 40 years, Harper was selected as one of the Outstanding Elementary Teachers of America in 1973. The widow of Harvey Harper, she was a member of Satilla Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sons Laurice Harper of Conley and Herschel Harper of Wray; sisters Aletha Fussell Harper and Minnie Fussell Bussey, both of Douglas, and Ruth Fussell Merritt of Broxton; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Paulk Funeral Home, Ocilla.
 

L. Pace Jordan Sr.
 

KENNESAW - Services for L. Pace Jordan Sr. will be at 2 p.m. today at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church. Additional services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Haddock Baptist Church, Haddock, with burial in the church cemetery. Jordan, 61, died Saturday, March 10, 2001. Born in Pine Castle, Fla., he moved to Harlem in 1949. Jordan attended Harlem High School and graduated from Southern Tech. He was a senior vice president at C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. for 18 years. Jordan was formerly employed with the Georgia Department of Transportation and Claussen Paving Co., where he served as vice president. He was a member of Haddock Baptist Church, where he taught the Senior Men's Sunday School Class and was a member of the choir.

Survivors include his wife, Trish Jordan of Kennesaw; daughters Shelby Henderson of Macon, Sheryl Gilder of Tallahassee, Fla., Kim Adkins of Kennesaw and Kelli Hilton of Cartersville; son Larry P. Jordan Jr. of Gray; and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Simpson-Childs Funeral Home, Gray. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Haddock Baptist Church Sanctuary Fund, 180 Etheridge Road, Haddock 31033.
 

Eugene Lance
 

MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Eugene Lance will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Williams Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sweet Water Baptist Church Cemetery, Hayesville, N.C. Lance, 79, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, in a Milledgeville hospital. A native of Hayesville, N.C., he had lived in Milledgeville for the past 40 years. Lance was a retired employee of Central State Hospital, where he worked as a peace officer. He was formerly an officer with the Milledgeville Police Department. A World War II Army veteran, Lance was a member of the Freewill Fellowship Worship Center.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Lance of Milledgeville; daughters Diane Archer, Debbie Greer and Darlene Green, all of Milledgeville; sons Johnny Lance and the Rev. Bruce Lance of Milledgeville; sister Clemmie Henson of Mount Nebo, N.C.; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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

Charlie Mitchell
 

FORSYTH - Services for Charlie Mitchell will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Baptist Church, Berner, with burial in Monroe Memorial Hills. Mitchell died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Monroe County Hospital. He was retired from Vaughn Lumber Co. after more than 30 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Mattie Lue Mitchell of Forsyth; children Minnie Belle Penn of Barnesville, Gail Williams and Robert Mitchell, both of Forsyth; sister Polly Mitchell of Macon; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends tonight at Freeman Funeral Home. The family may be contacted at Piedmont Apartments, Apt. 4. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services.
 

Dicy Palmer
 

SWAINSBORO - Services for Dicy Durden Palmer will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home, with burial in Mount Zion Church Cemetery, Norristown. Palmer, 69, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Emanuel Medical Center. A native and lifelong resident of Emanuel County, she was a homemaker and a member of Norristown Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, James Elmer Palmer of Swainsboro; sons Jim Palmer of Americus, Alton Palmer of Adrian and Terry Palmer of Powder Springs; sisters Gertrude Ackiss of Norristown and Gladys Mimbs of Macon; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
 

Myrtle Sanders
 

MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Myrtle Delle Collins Sanders will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Grove Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Sanders, 66, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, in a Macon hospital. A native of Wilkinson County, she was the daughter of the late Aaron Collins. Sanders had lived in Milledgeville for many years. She worked with Vocational and Rehab in Macon and Milledgeville. Sanders was a member of Westview Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Sanders of Milledgeville; daughter Kathy Myers of Ivey; mother, Lucy W. Collins of McIntyre; sister Frances Pounds of Ivey; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Moores Funeral Home.
 

Calvin W. Strickland Sr.
 

HAWKINSVILLE - Services for Calvin W. Strickland Sr. will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Clark Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Harrell Cemetery. Strickland, 77, died Saturday, March 10, 2001. A native of Pulaski County, he was a member of Broad Street Baptist Church. A World War II Navy veteran, Strickland was retired from civil service at Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins. 

Survivors include his wife, Climmie Lee Strickland of Hawkinsville; children Libby Fremont of Hawkinsville, Calvin W. Strickland Jr. of Bonaire and Ronnie Strickland of Warner Robins; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

Phillip E. Swantner
 

STRUTHERS, Ohio - Services for Phillip E. Swantner will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Kirila Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church. Swantner, 34, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he was the son of the late Robert Swantner Sr. A 1984 graduate of Struthers High School, he then studied building maintenance at vocational school. Swantner was employed as a group leader for services technicians with Mudd & Lyman Enterprises. He was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Mahoning Valley Sportsman Club and the APA Pool League.

Survivors include his fiance, Teri Sevi of Struthers; mother, Angeline Swantner of Struthers; brothers Robert Swantner Jr. of Austintown, Ohio, Joseph Swantner and Richard Swantner, both of Struthers, Christopher Swantner of Macon and James Swantner of Detroit, Mich.; and sister Debbie Smith of Poland, Ohio.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
 

Evelyn Thrasher
 

Services for Evelyn Thaxton Thrasher will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Vineville United Methodist Church. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Oak Grove Cemetery, McRae. Thrasher died Friday, March 9, 2001, at her home. The daughter of the late Henry Frank Thaxton and the late Sarah Dallis Rodger Thaxton of McRae, she attended Telfair County public schools and received a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan Conservatory. The widow of Tigner Emmett Thrasher, she was a member of Vineville United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Ed Cook Sunday School Class. Thrasher was a lifetime member of the Macon Morning Music Club. After their father's death, she and her sister ran the state's largest bottling territory of the Coca-Cola Bottling Co.

Survivors include her daughters Lucie Thrasher Bryant of Washington, D.C., and Sarah Evelyn "Pud" Thrasher of Macon; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon 31204. The family may be contacted at the home of Sarah Evelyn "Pud" Thrasher, 3210 Vista Circle. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

PANCAKE, Harold: 70, of Macon, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at his residence. Services: 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Ross Freeman will officiate. 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. He was the son of the late Harry F. and Anna L. Pancake. 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.

TRAMMELL, Annie Ruth: 76, of Macon, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at her residence. Services: 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. today in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Ocilla. The Rev. Tim Kelly will officiate. 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 were held Sunday, March 11, 2001, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary, with burial in Middle Georgia Memory Gardens. Chaplain David Primm officiated. The family may be contacted at the residence. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 363 Pierce Ave., Macon, Ga. 31204. Hart's Mortuary had charge of arrangements. 

BURNES, Phyllis: 78, of 3085 Ashby Drive, died Friday, March 9, 2001. Graveside services were 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.

Hart's Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

KITCHENS, Rossie C.: 87, of Blountstown, Fla., died Thursday, March 8, 2001, in Blountstown. Services were 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 was 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. Hart's Mortuary had 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. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to First Christian Church, 2306 Vineville Ave., Macon, Ga. 31204; or to Hospice of Central GA, 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 seven grandchildren. Mr. Rivers was preceded in death by his parents, James Clifford Rivers and Marie Thigpen Rivers. 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. Services will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Vineville United Methodist Church, with Dr. William Oliver and the Rev. T.J. Lewis officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Oak Grove Cemetery, McRae, Ga. 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 Company 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 Veiga 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.

WILCHER, Martha Talbert: of 990 Avenue of the Pines, died Saturday, March 9, 2001. Graveside services will be held Monday, March 12, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Macon Memorial Park, with the Rev. Ben Taylor officiating. 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; and 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.

JOHNSON, James Herbert: Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, graveside, at Macon Memorial Park. Ingleside Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.

KNIGHT, Evelyn Waits: Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, graveside, at Riverside Cemetery. Ingleside Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.

JORDAN, L. Pace Sr.: 61, of Kennesaw, died Saturday, March 10, 2001. Services: 2 p.m. today at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church. Dr. Ronald McClung, the Rev. Mike Stephens and Bill Hammack will officiate. Additional services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Haddock Baptist Church in Haddock, Ga. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Dr. Ronald McClung will officiate. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Simpson-Childs Funeral Home, Gray. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Haddock Baptist Church Sanctuary Fund, 180 Etheridge Road, Haddock, GA 31033. Mr. Jordan was born in Pine Castle, Fla. He moved to Harlem, Ga., in 1949. He attended Harlem High School and then graduated from Southern Tech. Mr. Jordan was a senior vice president at C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. for 18 years and was a nationally recognized authority on asphalt production and placement technology. Prior to his employment with C.W. Matthews, he was employed for five years at the Georgia Department of Transportation and then 20 years with Claussen Paving Co., where he served as vice president. Mr. Jordan was a member of Haddock Baptist Church, where he taught the Senior Men's Sunday School Class and was also a member of the choir. Survivors: wife, Trish Jordan of Kennesaw; four daughters Shelby Henderson of Macon, Sheryl Gilder of Tallahassee, Fla., Kim Adkins of Kennesaw and Kelli Hilton of Cartersville; son Larry P. Jordan Jr. of Gray; and seven grandchildren. Simpson-Childs Funeral Home in Gray has charge of arrangements.

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 Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Macon. Pastor William Renn will officiate. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park. Visitation: 7-9 p.m. today 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. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.


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