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Albert Bennett
 

EASTMAN - Services for Albert Bennett will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Dodge County, with burial in Eastman City Cemetery. Bennett, 81, died Friday, March 9, 2001, in a Dublin hospital. He was son of the late Prince Albert Jr. and Marie Bennett. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a reitred construction worker from Rochester, N.Y. The widower of Josephine Bennett, he was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He was a member of United Concerned Citizens Club of Dodge County and Veteran Club of Dodge County.

Survivors include his children Prince Albert Bennett III of Detroit and Dorothy Demand of Eastman; brothers Freddie Heights of Detroit, Loucious Heights of Cincinnati, Alex Heights of Macon; companion Helen M. Jones; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the Old Peabody High School Building, Herman Avenue, Eastman, following services. The body will be in the church at 1 p.m. Thursday. Hamilton-Burch Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Rhonda Curtis
 

Services for Rhonda Fay Harris Curtis will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mount Moriah Baptist Church, with burial in Evergreen Memory Gardens, Columbus. Curtis, 45, died Sunday, March 11, 2001. A Troy State University graduate, she was a claims specialist, retired from the Social Security Administration. She was owner and operator of Rhonda's Romp and Rest Family Child Care Center. She was a volunteer with the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, was a member of Bosom Buddies Support Group and was the recipient of the 2000 Drive for the Cure Hero Award, sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. She was a member of Aletheia Baptist Church, where she was a choir member and youth advisor.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Curtis; son Terrence Graham of Bladensburg, Md.; stepdaughter Jasmine Curtis of Macon; mother, Julia Graham of Columbus; sisters and brothers Beverly Harris and Kenneth Graham, both of Columbus, Lawanna Hatchett of Morrow, Vanessa G. Jenkins of Bladensburg and Eddie Graham Jr. of Benton, La.; and a grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 tonight in Jones Brothers Eastlawn Memorial Chapel. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, P.O. Box 4406, Macon 31208.
 

Ray Gay 
 

LAKE SINCLAIR - Services for Ray Gay will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Jones County. Gay, 77, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at his residence. He was born in Brunswick, son of the late Ishom and Bertha Sherouse Gay. He was retired from Georgia Kraft after 37 years and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the 1125th Combat Engineers of the Army. He was a member of Fort Hawkins Masonic Lodge No. 418.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Gay; children Carlton Gay of St. Simons and Ernest Gay of Macon; brother Marlven Gay of Pensacola, Fla.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Bridges Funeral Home, Gray, and may be contacted at 231 Thomas Drive, Lake Sinclair.
 

Timothy Head
 

MCRAE - Services for Timothy Scott Head will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Milan Baptist Church with burial in Clements Cemetery, Telfair County. Head, 26, died Saturday, March 11, 2001. He was a self-employed electrical contractor.

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Head; stepson Jack Dennis of McRae; father Timothy Ervin Head of Keystone Heights, Fla.; mother and stepfather Karen and Raymond Moncrief of McRae; sisters Morgan Head of Keystone Heights and Kama Moncrief of McRae; and grandparents Loyl and Doris Head of Keystone Heights, Bob and Elleen Stanley of McRae.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Lowe's Funeral Home, Helena.
 

Johnny Jones
 

HAWKINSVILLE - Services for Johnny Jones will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Macedonia Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Jones, 51, died Friday, March 9, 2001. An Army veteran, he was a truck driver.

Survivors include his wife, Nora H. Jones; children Erick Hargrove and Angel Jones, both of Rochelle, Johnny Jones and Jamircale Jones; and sisters Alice Brown and Carrie Burden, both of Hawkinsville.

Ferguson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Winder Lanier
 

DUBLIN - Services for Winder Johnson Lanier will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Jeffersonville City Cemetery. Lanier, 98, died Monday, March 12, 2001, in a local hospital. He was born in Jefferson County, son of the late Theodore A. and Loenora Johnson Lanier. An Army veteran, he was the retired owner of Lanier Construction Co. He was a member of Springdale Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Edna W. Lanier; and sister Dorothy L. Cropper of Macon.

Reece Funeral Home in Jeffersonville has charge of arrangements.
 

Leonard McDaniel
 

MEANSVILLE - Services for Leonard Eugene "Dick" McDaniel will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Coggins Funeral Home, Thomaston, with burial in Lamar County Memorial Gardens, Barnesville. McDaniel, 68, died Sunday, March 11, 2001. He was a lab technician, retired from William Carter Co. after 32 years. He attended First Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Louise McDaniel; children Bobby McDaniel and Dennis McDaniel, both of Meansville, and Lynn Narron of Zebulon; sister Henrietta Hambrick of Barnesville; and a grandchild.

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

Feldia McKamey
 

AUGUSTA - Services for Feldia Louise McKamey will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church of Swainsboro, with burial in Swainsboro City Cemetery. McKamey, 79, died Saturday, March 10, 2001. She was retired from Kendalls Medical Supply Corp. and was a retired nanny. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and a former member of First Baptist Church in Swainsboro. She was the widow of Reynolds McKamey.

Survivors include her children Deborah M. George of Swainsboro and Ricky McKamey of Drummonds, Tenn.; sisters Demaris Gay of Augusta, Imogene Riner and Ruth Hunter, both of Swainsboro, Mary Plaspohl of Savannah and Jemira Lyerla of Fairfield Glade, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary, Swainsboro, and may be contacted at 708 Lambs Bridge Road, Swainsboro. 
 

Charles Rawl II
 

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Services for Charles Newman Rawl II will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Heritage Memorial Funeral Home, Warner Robins, with burial in Parkway Memorial Gardens. Rawl, 37, died Monday, March 12, 2001. Born in Peru, Ind., he was a Navy veteran and a salesman.

Survivors include his father, Charles N. Rawl of Columbia, S.C.; mother, Marjorie Rawl of Columbia, S.C.; daughter Paige Rawl of Indianapolis, Ind.; brothers Randy Moorehead and Jay Moorehead, both of Indianapolis, Ind., and Terry Moorehead of Rohnert Park, Calif.; and companion Maggie Graff.

A rosary will be said at 7 this evening in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 250 S. Davis Drive, Warner Robins 31088.
 

Louis Shearon
 

WINSTON - Services for Louis Edward Shearon will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Douglasville, with burial in Heritage Gardens of Flint Hill Cemetery. Shearon, 68, died Monday, March 12, 2001. He was an Army Corps of Engineers veteran, having served in the Korean War. He was founder and owner of Buckhead Plating Inc., and was a master craftsman in the art of silversmithing and fine metal antique restoration for 50 years. He was one of 25 selected business people in the 1999 "Who's Who in Buckhead" published by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. He was a member of the Atlanta and Douglas County Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of New Covenant United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Barkley Shearon; children the Rev. Michael Louis Shearon and Mark Shearon, both of Whitesburg; brother and sister James Shearon Jr. and Mary Ann Morris, both of Memphis, Tenn.; and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the New Covenant United Methodist Church Prayer Room.
 

Eulice Smith
 

WRIGHTSVILLE - Services for Eulice Brantley Smith will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, near Harrison, with burial in New Family Cemetery. Smith, 89, died Sunday, March 11, 2001. The widow of Hoke Smith, she was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children Geraldine Waller and Ronald T. Smith, both of Wrightsville, Betty S. Josey of Augusta and Robert Smith of Eagle Lake, Fla.; sister and brother Bessie Vigliotti of Detroit and Herschel Brantley of Ivey; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in May and Smith Funeral Home, Tennille, and may be contacted at 3760 Harrison-Pringle Road.
 

Otis Smith Sr.
 

BYRON - Services for Minister Otis Smith Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Old Byron School Auditorium with burial in Jones Cemetery. Smith died Thursday, March 8, 2001. He was retired from Cornell Young Concrete Co. in Warner Robins after 20 years of service. He was a member of Church of God by Faith, where he was associate pastor for a number of years. He was later pastor of The Church of God by Faith and went on to establish his own church at the Old Bible Camp. 

Survivors include his wife, Annie L. Smith; children Shaconnya Smith, Shereka Smith, Quincy Smith, Lucas Smith and Otis Smith Jr., all of Byron, Shonda Smith, Willette Smith, Faith Smith, Fredia Smith and Christopher Smith, all of Warner Robins, Anthony Smith, Andrew Smith, Eddie Smith, Matthew Smith, Lee Smith, Benny Smith, all of Macon, Aaron Smith of Perry, Frances Day of Fort Valley; sisters and brother Annie Walker and James Smith Sr., both of Byron, and Doris Baker of Fitzgerald; and 35 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight in Richardson and Son Funeral Home, Warner Robins.
 

Lena Taylor
 

ALAMO - Services for Lena Mae Brown Taylor will be at 3 p.m. today in Lowe's Funeral Home, Helena, with burial in Alamo City Cemetery. Taylor, 88, died Sunday, March 11, 2001. The daughter of the late George Jefferson and Minerva Idella Sorrells Brown, she was a member of Union Ridge Freewill Baptist Church in Lamar County, Ala., and was a homemaker. She was the widow of Clarence Arthur Taylor.

Survivors include her children Jimmy Taylor of Griggsville, Ill., Clarence Taylor Jr., Quilla Brewton, Betty Wells and Ruby Spires, all of Alamo, Daniel Taylor of Jacksonville, Ga., Rachel McDilda of Claxton; sisters and brother Annie Myers of Detroit, Millie Barnes and Lester Brown, both of Guin, Ala.; 30 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The body will be in the chapel at 2 p.m. 
 

John Thomas
 

ATLANTA - Services for John Harvey Thomas will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Hutchings Funeral Home, Macon. Burial will be private. Thomas, 57, died Monday, March 12, 2001. Son of the late Huey Thomas Sr. and Ella Thomas, he was a truck driver for G&P Trucking. An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a business owner and a Mason.

Survivors include his children Victoria Thomas, Cynthia Thomas and Sherita Thomas, all of Atlanta, and Chris Whisby of Macon; stepmother Janie Thomas of Gordon; two grandchildren.
 

Susan Thomas
 

FORT VALLEY - Services for Susan Thomas will be at 11 a.m. today in Macon Memorial Park. Thomas, 79, died Sunday, March 11, 2001. She was the daughter of the late T.B. and Emma Hammock Vissage. She was the widow of James Vincent Thomas.

Survivors include her brother and sister Rex Vissage of Fort Valley and Elizabeth Kilgo of Macon.

The family may be contacted at the residence. Hart's Mortuary in Macon has charge of arrangements.
 

Doris Truett
 

MOUNT VERNON - Services for Doris Truett will be at 3 p.m. today in Ronnie L. Stewart Family Funeral Service, Vidalia, with burial in Mount Vernon Memorial Cemetery. Truett, 81, died Sunday, March 11, 2001. She was a member of the Mount Vernon Senior Citizens Group, the Mount Vernon Widows Club, Mount Vernon Methodist Church and the Sunshine Workers. She was the widow of Fred Truett.

Survivors include her children Joy Tootle of Jonesboro, Charles Truett of Uvalda, June Conner of Hinesville and Jimmy Truett of Dublin; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
 

Eola Williams
 

DAVISBORO - Services for Eola Smith Williams will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Nealer AME Church, with burial in Rest Haven Cemetery, Sandersville. Williams, 87, died Friday, March 9, 2001. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her children Bernice Williams of Davisboro, Willie Mae Canion of Fairburn, Eola W. Corse of Atlanta and Joyce Jay of Lansing, Mich.; stepdaughter Emily McClain of Milwaukee; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

M.C. Smith Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 
 
 

GAY, Ray: 77, of 231 Thomas Drive, Lake Sinclair, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at his residence. Mr. Gay was born in Brunswick and had lived at Lake Sinclair for the past 29 years, moving from Macon. He was the son of the late Ishom Gay and Bertha Sherouse Gay. Mr. Gay retired in 1984 after 37 years with Georgia Kraft, and was a member of Ft. Hawkins Masonic Lodge #418. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the 1125th Combat Engineers of the Army. Survivors: Wife, Mary Gay of Lake Sinclair; sons, Carlton Gay of St. Simons and Ernest Gay of Macon; brother, Marlven Gay of Pensacola, Fla.; four grandchildren, Jason Gay, Ginger Baxley, Mandy Davenport and Matthew Gay; and a great-grandson, Addison Davenport. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2001, graveside, in New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Jones County, Ga. The Rev. Dean Cason will officiate. Family will be at the residence at 231 Thomas Drive, Lake Sinclair. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bridges Funeral Home in Gray. Bridges Funeral Home in Gray has charge of arrangements.
 
 

PANCAKE, Harold: 70, of Macon, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at his residence. Services were at 3 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Ross Freeman officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Care Options, 151 College St., Macon 31201. Crest Lawn Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

TRAMMELL, Annie Ruth: 76, of Macon, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at her residence. Services were at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial was at 3:30 p.m. in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Ocilla. The Rev. Tim Kelly officiated. The family may be contacted at 212 Erin Lane and 132 Coley Lake Road. Crest Lawn Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 
 

RIVERS, Wallace M.: of 736 Captain Kell Drive, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at his residence. Services were held Monday, March 12, 2001, in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Mark Benson officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to First Christian Church, 2306 Vineville Avenue, Macon, GA 31204 or Hospice of Central GA, P.O. Box 6533, Macon, GA 31208. Hart's Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

THOMAS, Susan: 79, of 164 West Valley Drive, Fort Valley, GA, died Sunday, March 11, 2001. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Macon Memorial Park with the Reverend Rex Odom officiating. The family may be contacted at the residence. Mrs. Thomas was the wife of the late James Vincent Thomas and the daughter of the late T.B. Vissage and the late Emma Hammock Vissage. Survivors: brother, Rex Vissage of Fort Valley; sister Elizabeth Kilgo of Macon; nieces and nephews. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

THRASHER, Evelyn Thaxton: widow of Tigner Emmett Thrasher, of 3155 Ingleside Avenue, 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 Reverend T. J. Lewis officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Oak Grove Cemetery, McRae, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Avenue, 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, FL; Thaxton Thrasher Peterson of Scottsdale, AZ; James Chandler Peterson, Jr. of Scottsdale, AZ; great-grandchildren, Michael Veiga Bryant of Washington D.C.; Lucie Rhodes Evans of Jupiter, FL, and Frank Calaway Evans of Jupiter, FL. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

WILCHER, Martha Talbert: of 990 Avenue of the Pines, died Saturday, March 9, 2001. Graveside services were held Monday, March 12, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Macon Memorial Park with the Reverend Ben Taylor officiating. The family may be contacted at the residence. Hart's Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

JOHNSON, James Herbert: 71, of Macon, died Friday, March 9, 2001. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2001, at Macon Memorial Park.

KNIGHT, Evelyn Waits: 86, of Macon, died Saturday, March 10, 2001. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2001, at Riverside Cemetery. 

WOODALL, George: of Macon, died Monday, March 12, 2001. Services are incomplete at this time and are entrusted to Ingleside Memorial Chapel. 

JORDAN, L. Pace Sr.: 61, of Kennesaw, died Saturday, March 10, 2001. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Haddock Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Dr. Ron McClung will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Simpson-Childs Funeral Home, Gray. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Haddock Baptist Church Sanctuary Fund, 180 Etheridge Road, Haddock, Ga. 31033. Simpson-Childs Funeral Home, Gray, has charge of arrangements.


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