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Caleb Archibald
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Caleb Michael Archibald, infant son of Michael and Gina Archibald, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Avondale Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Caleb died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, in a Macon hospital.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his grandparents Judy and Henry Fullington of Graceville, Fla., and Stephany and Sandy Archibald of Macon; and great-grandparents Sarah and James Outler of Mount Vernon and Fern Archibald of Macon.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Crest Lawn Funeral Home, Macon, and may be contacted at 7394 Hopewell Road, Musella.
 

Willie Bell
 

MCINTYRE - Services for Willie Lee Bell will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Brundage Mount Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Bell, 61, died Monday, March 12, 2001. He worked at John Mason Logging Co., over 25 years.

Survivors include his wife, Marylene Bell; children Minnie Hollingsworth of Irwinton, Elesia Bell, Robin Edmond, Staci Bell, all of McIntyre, Bonnie Bell of Milledgeville, Brenda Bell of Toomsboro, Audrey Bell of Macon, Willie Jones of Gordon and Kenneth Bell; brother Mack Bell of Gordon; 28 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Lisa Bell. Whipple & Allen Funeral Home, Toomsboro, has charge of arrangements.
 

Rev. Matthew Brown
 

Services for the Rev. Matthew Brown will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Unionville Baptist Church with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Brown died Sunday, March 11, 2001. The son of the late Eddie and Margaret Brown, he attended Baptist Theological Seminary and was moderator for the Mount Pleasant Association. He had been pastor of Higgsville, Mount Olive and New Hope baptist churches in Twiggs County, Spring Creek Baptist Church in Americus, St. Timothy Baptist Church in Upson County and Byrd Hill Baptist Church in Dudley. He was pastor of Beulah Baptist Church in Macon and New Macedonia Baptist Church in Culloden. He was wishful Master of Widows Friend Lodge, holding the 33rd degree.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Brown; children Matthew Brown Jr., Michael Brown, Mary Everett, Dollie Moore, Brenda Brown and Annette Parker, all of Macon, Frank Brown of Warner Robins, Margaret Andrews of Jonesboro and Delores Baker of Tampa, Fla.; sisters Dollie Stallings, Annie Mace and Bessie Granville, all of Macon; 34 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Beulah Baptist Church and may be contacted at 3865 Woodside Drive. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Mary Bryant
 

Services for Mary S. Bryant will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial in Macon Memorial Park. Bryant, 74, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001. She was a member of Willingham Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children David L. Bryant of Roberta, Brenda Cannon of Lizella and Raymond Bryant of Macon; brothers and sisters Boyd Roach Jr. of Fort Valley, Billy Roach of Crawford County, Vivian Hearn of Chamblee and Genesse Colley of Stockbridge; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in the funeral home and may be contacted at 246 Jackson Road, Roberta. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 363 Pierce Ave., Macon 31204.
 

Andrew Christian
 

POOLER - Services for Andrew Wayne Christian, infant son of Josh and Kelli Sirmons Christian, will be private. Andrew died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, in a Savannah hospital. 

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his brother, Caleb Christian of Pooler; and grandparents Wayne and Sheila Sirmons of Dudley, Don and Joyce Christian, Hazel Christian and Mrs. A.L. McCullough, all of Cadwell, and Mrs. Jettys Harville of Dublin.

Townsend Brothers Funeral Home in Dublin has charge of arrangements.
 

Alice Deeb
 

Services for Alice L. Deeb will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Holy Spirit Catholic Church with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Deeb, 90, died Monday, March 12, 2001. She had lived in Macon for 64 years, moving from Fort Ann, N.Y. She was retired from Deeb's Grocery and was a charter member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. 

Survivors include her children Edward H. Deeb, Michael J. Deeb, Isabelle D. Gregory, Johnny A. Deeb and Gary M. Deeb, all of Macon; sisters and brother Catherine Lucas of Warner Robins, Mary McFarren of Fort Ann and Michael Lucas of Providence, R.I.; 19 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 4445 Rivoli Drive. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to VistaCare Hospice, 750 Baconsfield Drive, Suite 115, Macon 31211. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.
 

Willie Dudley Jr.
 

Services for Willie Dudley Jr. will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in New Birth Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Mount Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Walden. Dudley, 66, died Monday, March 12, 2001. He was born and educated in Bibb County, the son of the late Willie Dudley Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Lottie Dudley; children Nichole Stubbs of Macon and Willie Orlando Dudley of Florida; mother Mary Dudley Bonner of Macon; brothers and sisters James Dudley, Perry Jackson, Ida Orr, Pearlie Causey, Mary Raines and Ossie Emory, all of Macon, Marsha Pounds of Dry Branch, Sarah Young of Atlanta and Martha Smith of Macon; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home and may be contacted at 2330 Lancelot Place and 2439 B St.
 

Rosa Durham
 

WARNER ROBINS - Services for Rosa Lee Durham will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Mount Nebo Primitive Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Durham died Monday, March 12, 2001. She was born in Houston County, daughter of the late Lucious and Pearlie Durham.

Survivors include her brother and sisters Henry Durham of Fort Valley, Inez Wilson of Birmingham, Ala., Marie Alexander and Bessie Johnson, both of Warner Robins.

The body will be in the church at 2:30 p.m. Richardson and Son Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

James Dykes Sr.
 

MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for James Clinton Dykes Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church in Milledgeville with burial in Baldwin Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Dykes, 73, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001. An Army veteran, he was retired from J.P. Stevens & Co. after 32 years. He was a member of the National July Wolf and Fox Hunters Association, Georgia State Fox Hunters Association, East Georgia Fox Hunters Association and Ogeechee River Fox Hunters Association. He was a member of First Baptist Church. 

Survivors include his wife, Aurelia Dykes; children James Dykes Jr. of Milledgeville and Rhonda D. Williams of Greensboro; sister Ruth Baltzer of Janesville, Wisc.; and a grandson Kevin Dykes.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight in Moores Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Oconee, 811 N. Cobb St., First Baptist Church, Box 795, Milledgeville.
 

G. Marvin Ellis
 

VIENNA - Services for G. Marvin Ellis will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Smyrna Baptist Church with burial in Sunnyside Cemetery, Cordele. Ellis, 87, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001. A farmer, he was a member of Dooly Farm Bureau. He was a member and deacon of Smyrna Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Irene T. Ellis; children Bobby Ellis, Geraldine Morris and Elliott Ellis, all of Vienna, and Randy Ellis of Cordele; sisters Betty Wade of Atlanta, Earnestine Dalton of Douglasville, Hulda Simpson of Macon and Doris Sirmons of Cordele; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Hughes & Wright Funeral Home, Cordele. Memorials may be made to Smyrna Baptist Church, P.O. Box 382, Vienna 31092.
 

Jeannette Fletcher
 

JULIETTE - Services for Jeannette Collins Fletcher will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Vineville United Methodist Church with burial in Forsyth City Cemetery. Fletcher, 78, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001. She attended Bessie Tift College and was a customer service representative, retired from C&S Bank. She was a member of Vineville United Methodist Church, Women's Circle, Pilot Club International and Ladies Bridge Club. She was the widow of Thomas T. Fletcher.

Survivors include her son Thomas Fletcher of Juliette; brothers Dr. William Collins of Atlanta and Charles Collins of Forsyth; and grandchildren Nathan and Lindsey Wood.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, Macon. Memorials may be made to Hephzibah Children's Home, 6601 Zebulon Road, Macon 31210.
 

Willie Foster 
 

Service for Willie James Foster will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in Davis Temple Church with burial in Saints Rest Cemetery. Foster died Monday, March 12, 2001. The son of the late Willie Foster Jr., he was formerly employed at Macon College, Williams Tire Co. and Southern Wood Peidmont. He was a member of Davis Temple Church.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Foster; children Larry Faulk, Steve Foster, Jarrett Foster, Michael Henderson, Sonya Rainy, Brenda Foster, Rashaan Lester and Tonya Dixon, all of Macon; mother Mary Willie Thomas of Macon; sisters and brothers Carrie Hathaway, Clara Murphy, Curlie Lockett, Delores Brooks, Rosa Thomas, Nathiel Foster, Roy Thomas and Robert Thomas, all of Macon, Jimmy Foster of Chicago and Tommie Foster of Warner Robins; 11 grandchildren; and six stepgrandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 3332 S. O'Hara Drive. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Glover Hall
 

FORT VALLEY - Services for Glover Ivan Hall will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church in Fort Valley with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. Hall died Wednesday, March 14, 2001. The son of the late Thomas Curtis and Sibyl Hall, he was a machinist with Fort Valley Machine for 39 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Valley.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Hall; children Beth Ann Hall of Dunwoody and Katy Hart of Fort Valley; sister and brother Julia Walling of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Mack Hall of Whigham.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Byron Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Together We Grow Building Fund, First Baptist Church of Fort Valley, 209 S. Miller St., Fort Valley 31030. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Nat Hamlin Sr.
 

Services for Nat Hamlin Sr. will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Lizella United Methodist Church with burial in Macon Memorial Park. Hamlin, 74, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001. He was born in Lizella, son of the late Henry Hamlin Sr. and Carrie Parks Hamlin. A World War II veteran, he was the retired postmaster of the Lizella Post Office. He was a lifelong member of Lizella United Methodist Church, where he was chairman of the administrative board and board of trustees. He was a member of Macon Golf Club and Dixie Senior Golf Club.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Locke Hamlin; daughter Claudia H. Edwards of Lizella; sister and brother Carolyn Obenauf of Lizella and Jack P. Hamlin Sr. of Panama City, Fla.; and grandchildren Nat Hamlin III and Ashlie Edwards.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Hart's Mortuary and may be contacted at 7695 Columbus Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lizella United Methodist Church, 2920 S. Lizella Road, Lizella 31052 or Hospice of Central Georgia, P.O. Box 6533, Macon 31208.
 

Virginia Henry
 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Services for Virginia G. Henry will be at 2 p.m. today in Pinecrest Cemetery, Benton, Ark. Henry, 93, died Monday, March 12, 2001. She was the oldest member of First Christian Church.

Survivors include her children Carl Henry Jr. of Simi, Calif., Charles Henry of Hot Springs, Ark., and Bobby Harper of Milledgeville; brother and sister Charles Goodwin of Nebraska and Mary Elkner of Texas; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Moores Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Nancy Holston
 

HOUSTON, Texas - Services for Nancy Marie Moore Holston will be at 1 p.m. today in Brookside Funeral Chapel with burial in Brookside Memorial Park. Holston, 27, died Saturday, March 10, 2001. The daughter of the late James Moore Sr., she was a nurse in geriatrics.

Survivors include her daughter Jessica Ann Moore; mother Shirley Neill and her husband, Robert; sisters and brothers Carla Reyna, Cynthia Neill Pryndle, James Moore Jr., W.C. Welch, Robert W. Neill; and grandfather Jessie Frank Herb.
 

Moses Holt
 

Services for Moses Lee "Doc" Holt will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Mount Zion Church, Roberta, with burial in Knoxville Cemetery, Crawford County. Holt, 76, died Saturday, March 10, 2001. The son of the late Prince and Clara Holt, he was a member of St. James Baptist Church in Roberta.

Survivors include his children Evelyn Lee Holt of Macon and Bernard Holt of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; stepson William Holt of Harwick; brothers Tommie Lee Holt and Willie B. Holt, both of Sanford, Fla., and Albert Holt of Lake Monroe, Fla.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday in Bentley Funeral Home, Roberta, and may be contacted at 2305 Felton Ave., Apt B. 
 

Marjorie Huddleston
 

PLAINS - Services for Marjorie Ann Tyler Huddleston will be at 4 p.m. today in Oak Grove Cemetery, Americus. Huddleston, 35, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001. She was a homemaker and member of Brooklyn Heights Baptist Church. 

Survivors include her children Adam Word and Jason Word, both of Smithville, and Johnathan Tyler and James Walters, both of Dayton, Ohio; mother Joanne Yearwood of Ashburn; and brothers and sisters Paul Tyler Jr. of Americus, Coy Tyler of Gainesville, Ga., Candie McNeil of Leslie and Sue Albritton of Douglas.

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel has charge of arrangements.
 

Oscar Hunter
 

WARTHEN - Services for Oscar Hunter will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Minton Spring AME Church, Sandersville, with burial in the church cemetery. Hunter, 57, died Monday, March 12, 2001. 

Survivors include his children Rose Hillman of Atlanta, Faye Haynes, Andy Jackson of Sandersville, Evelyn Webb of Milledgeville, Prentice Cummings of Macon, Chantel Hunter of Jersey City, N.J., and Lenorris Hunter of New York City; brothers and sisters Willie Hunter and Mary Ann Gladdin, both of Sandersville, Clarence Roberson, Jerry Smith and Evelyn Warthen, all of Warthen, and Beronica Hunter and Tereba Hunter, both of Miami; and 25 grandchildren.

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

John Lawson
 

Services for John Henry Lawson will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home with burial in Macon Memorial Park. Lawson died Tuesday, March 13, 2001. The son of the late King Lawson Sr., he was employed at Norfolk Southern Railroad for 20 years. He attended Overcoming Church of God and Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Eloise Lawson; children Courtney Lawson and Kelvin Lawson, both of Macon, and Valencia Lawson of Warner Robins; and sister and brothers Regina Smith and Willie Lawson, both of Macon, and King S. Lawson Jr. of Detroit.

The family may be contacted at 1483 Bailey Ave.
 

Frank Lybrand Sr.
 

DUBLIN - Services for Frank Chalmers Lybrand Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Bethsaida Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Lybrand, 88, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001. He was a retired farmer and merchant. He was a deacon at Bethsaida Baptist Church and was the widower of Mary Lou Jackson Lybrand.

Survivors include his son Frankie Lybrand of Dudley; brother Ralph Lybrand of Morristown, Tenn.; grandchildren Matt Lybrand, Marty Lybrand, Tim Watson, Dale Watson and Terri Sloan; two great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Townsend Brothers Funeral Home.
 

Helen Maxwell
 

FORT VALLEY - Services for Helen M. Maxwell will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Andersonville National Park. Burial will be in Andersonville National Park Cemetery. Maxwell, 64, died Sunday, March 11, 2001. Born in Alexandria, La., she was a homemaker and a Catholic.

Survivors include her husband, Gerald W. Maxwell; children Gerald Wayne Maxwell Jr. and Terry Jones, both of San Antonio, Texas, and Connie Rosenburg of Alexandria; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 363 Pierce Ave., Macon 31204.
 

Solomon Moore
 

NEW YORK CITY - Memorial services for Solomon Moore will be at 7 p.m. Friday in Living Waters Full Gospel Ministries. Moore died Saturday, March 10, 2001. 

Survivors include his mother Carrie Williams of Macon; and sisters and brothers Evangelist Vera Allen, Berry Ford, Harold Ford, Jackie Outley, Joellen Johnson of Macon, Robbie Moore and George Moore, both of Hazlehurst, Richard Ford of Jonesboro.

The family may be contacted at 1924 Neville Way, Macon. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home, Macon, has charge of arrangements.
 

Ethan Nicholls Jr.
 

SPARTA - Services for Ethan A. Nicholls Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Zebulon United Methodist Church, near Sparta, with burial in Zebulon Church Cemetery. Nicholls, 83, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001. A retired carpenter, he was a World War II veteran and member of Zebulon United Methodist Church and Woodmen of the World.

Survivors include his children Jane Williams of Sanger, Texas, Wanda Hattaway of Sandersville and Randall Nicholls of Milledgeville; brothers James Nicholls of Arlington, Texas, and Thomas Nicholls of Sparta; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight at the residence, Route 1, Sparta. Memorials may be made to Zebulon United Methodist Church, c/o Carolyn Cook, Route 1, Sparta 31087. May and Smith Funeral Directors in Sandersville has charge of arrangements.
 

Kathleen Park
 

DUBLIN - Services for Kathleen Davis Park will be 1 p.m. Friday in Park Hill Cemetery, Columbus. Park, 92, died Friday, March 13, 2001, in a local nursing home. She was born in Mitchell County, daughter of the late A.E. and Katie Wilkes Davis. She was a retired schoolteacher and a member of Edgewater Methodist Church in Columbus. She was the widow of James Park Sr.

Survivors include her children Jim Park of Dublin, Doris P. Oliver of Atlanta and Kaye P. Herndon of Albany; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Adams Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Annie Armstrong offering, First Baptist Church, or to Advocates for Alzheimers Care Inc., P.O. Box 344, Dublin 31040.
 

Ralph Pharr
 

BARNESVILLE - Services for Ralph Perkins Pharr will be at 11 a.m. today in Pineview Baptist Church with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Pharr, 81, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of American Legion. He was manager at the Red & White grocery store. He was a member and deacon at Pineview Baptist Church. 

Survivors include his wife, Willie Alline Coleman Pharr; children James Lewis Pharr of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Penelope Calloway of Buford; sister Estelle Webster of Barnesville; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pineview Baptist Church. Haisten-Martin Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Vera Pittman
 

Services for Vera Pittman will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Bentley & Sons Funeral Home with burial in Mount Olive Cemetery. Pittman died Monday, March 12, 2001. The daughter of the late Page and Dovie Hicks, she was formerly employed at the Medical Center of Central Georgia and Pittman Grocery. The widow of Andrew Pittman Sr., she was a member of Oak Grove AME Church.

Survivors include her children Rocky Pittman and Andrew Pittman, both of Macon; stepson Jarvis Tift of Albany; sisters Mable Cain of Blakely and Minnie Heath of Florida; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home and may be contacted at 2492 Montpelier Ave.
 

Albert Robinson
 

JEFFERSONVILLE - Services for Albert F. Robinson will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Peoples Funeral Home, Milledgeville, with burial in Scotts Chapel CME Church Cemetery. Robinson died Sunday, March 11, 2001. The son of the late Albert and Mamie Robinson, he was formerly employed at Central Refractory.

Survivors include his sisters and brothers Odessa Owens, T.J. Webster and Ola Robinson, all of Coopers Community, Alma Beard of Milledgeville, Dorsey Webster of St. Louis, Carlton Williams, Pelma Williams and Robert Williams, all of Stevens Pottery.

Family will be at 107 Brisco Road, Stevens Pottery.
 

Frances Ross
 

MOBILE, Ala. - Services for Frances Patton Brice Ross will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, main gate. Ross, 91, died Monday, March 12, 2001. She was a secretary and telephone operator for Dr. John Paul Jones' office. She was the widow of Walter Ross.

Survivors include her children Betty Tinker of Mobile, Maxine Vickers of Douglas and Chris Pope of Macon; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, and may be contacted at 806 Wesleyan Drive, Macon 31210. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice of charity.
 

Mamie Shiver
 

NEWTON - Services for Mamie Toy Shiver will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Newton United Methodist Church with burial in Travelers Rest Cemetery. Shiver, 75, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001. She attended Norman Park College and was a retired secretary and homemaker. She was a member of Newton United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, M.L. Shiver; children June Shiver of Murphys, Calif., Jill Adkins of Elmodel, Jan Saikas of Macon and Joe Shiver of Albany; brother Dr. Al West of Clarkston; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 tonight in Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home, Camilla. Memorials may be made to Albany Community Hospice, 2332 Lake Park Drive, P.O. Box 1828, Albany 31703.
 

Katie Smith
 

Services for Katie N. Smith will be at 11 a.m. today in World of Faith Church with burial in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Smith died Tuesday, March 13, 2001. The daughter of the late Alfonzo and Tinie Hinton Bailey, she was a member of World of Faith Church. She was the widow of Rufus Smith.

Survivors include her children Marshall Smith of Dry Branch, Angela Hodnett of Macon and Pam Deal of Gray; mother Bertha Kirksey of Gainesville; sister Eleanor Alligood of Macon; half sister Hazel Smith of Reynolds; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Luther Smith
 

THOMASTON - Services for Luther Smith will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Clarks Chapel Baptist Church with burial in Southview Cemetery. Smith, 79, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001. He was retired from Thomaston Mills after over 43 years of service having worked in the twister room as a doffer. He was a member of Clarks Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Smith; brother and sister Hayward Smith of Griffin and Hazel McCotcheon of Livermore Falls, Maine; and grandchildren Chris Smith and Lindsey Smith.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Coggins Funeral Home.
 

Rosa Smith
 

MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Rosa Mae Lee Smith will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Vaughn Chapel Baptist Church with burial in Bone Cemetery. Smith died Tuesday, March 13, 2001. A lifelong Milledgeville resident, she was the daughter of the late Jimmy Lee and Annie Allen.

Survivors include her husband, Lucious Smith Sr.; children Izora Smith-Jackson, Louise Smith-Lloyd, Mildred Smith-Woods, Shirley Smith-Wells, Lucious Smith Jr. and Beverly Smith-Bryant; sisters and brother Mattie Butts, Isabell Jefferson and Roosevelt Lee; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vaughn Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund. Family will be at the residence. Peoples Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Myrtle Stewart
 

MILLEDGEVILLE - Services for Myrtle Lucile Hall Stewart will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Moores Funeral Home with burial in Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery, Mayfield. Stewart, 96, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001. She was a member of Horeb Baptist Church for 83 years, attended First Baptist Church in Warrenton and Milledgeville. She was the widow of Irby D. Stewart.

Survivors include her grandchildren Randy Douglas Stewart of Milledgeville and Bonnie S. Wall of White Oak; great-grandchildren Chris M. Giles and Beth Giles; and a great-great-grandchild Cara Giles.

The family will receive friends at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jill Stewart Endowment Fund, First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 795 or Horeb Church Cemetery Fund, Mayfield.
 

Constance Trice
 

ELLAVILLE - Services for Constance Faye "Connie" Trice will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Grace Baptist Church, Zebulon, with burial in Memory Gardens. Trice, 50, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001. 

Survivors include her husband, Blake Trice; son Misty Hunter of Meansville, Mary Corinth of Zebulon and Mitch Cokinos of Griffin; stepchildren Joseph Trice and Margaret Trice, both of Ellaville; father Gilbert Downton of Florida; brothers Gilbert Downton Jr. of Griffin, Ronnie Downton of Social Circle and Robert Smith of Meansville; stepsister Darby Petersen of Atlanta; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Coggins Funeral Home, Thomaston.
 

Fergie Walker
 

COCHRAN - Services for Fergie "Jack" Walker will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Turner Chapel AME Church with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Walker, 72, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001. Son of the late Haegar and Evelyn Walker, he was a Marine Corps veteran and retired truck driver. He was a member of Turner Chapel AME Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lee Walker; children Jackie Willis, Brenda Walker and Keith Walker, all of Cochran; sisters and brothers Fannie Walker, Lil Bit Baker, Josephine Walker, George Walker, Haegar Walker Sr. and Willie Holland; stepchildren S.T. Frazier, Thomas Frazier, Mary Kelsey, Marie Wade, Joanne Butler, Johnny Frazier, Larry Frazier and Nora Murray; stepmother Virginia Walker; six grandchildren; and 21 stepgrandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Jerry Howard Funeral Home.
 

Karen Waters
 

WARWICK - Services for Karen Waters will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Fort Early Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Waters, 34, died Sunday, March 11, 2001. 

Survivors include her children Martesea Waters, Jamine Waters and Cameron Waters, all of Warwick; mother Mae Rockwell of Warwick; father and stepmother Frank and Sally Waters of Warwick; and sisters and brothers Early Battle, Ashley Waters, Tanya Waters and Spencor Battle, all of Warwick, Susan Jones, Wanda Waters, Salley Waters and Don White, all of Cordele, and Frankie Waters of Moultrie.

J.W. Williams Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

Jerome West
 

NEW YORK CITY - Services for Jerome West will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in New Pentecostal Church, Perry, with burial in Rest Haven Cemetery. West died Friday, March 9, 2001. He was born in Dooly County, son of the late J.W. West and Hildred Kemp.

Survivors include his children Stacy West of Atlanta, Pamela West and Felicia Harrell, both of Perry; sister Rosetta Benjamin of New York City; and three grandchildren.

The body will be in the church at 10:30 a.m. Richardson Funeral Home in Perry has charge of arrangements.
 

Essie Woods
 

FORT VALLEY - Services for Essie B. Woods will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Friendship Baptist Church with burial in Willowlake Memorial Garden Cemetery. Woods, 85, died Saturday, March 10, 2001. She was born in Houston County, daughter of the late Charlie Warren and Lillie Mae Newson. She was the widow of the Rev. Charlie Woods. She was a member of House of God Holiness Church and Mutual Aide Society.

Survivors include her children Bennie Postell, Lillie Howell, Johnnie Mae Whitehead, Willie Woods Sr., all of Fort Valley, Ruby Jackson of Perry and Jamie Lee Woods of Clanton, Ala.; sisters Rosie Demary of Long Beach, N.Y., and Lulla Mae Hamilton of Fort Valley; and 48 grandchildren.

The family may be contacted at 2765 State University Drive, Fort Valley. C.J. Edwards Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

CLARK, LeRoy: 66, of 548 Greene Settlement Road, Gray, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at his residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2001, at Bridges Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Cedar Ridge Cemetery. Rev. J.R. Morreno will officiate. Family will be at the residence at 548 Greene Settlement Road. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Hospice of Central Georgia, P.O. Box 6533, Macon, GA 31208. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Clark, Gray; daughters, Phyllis Pitts, Gray, Carol Watson, Macon, Tish Hayslip, Macon, and Kathy Clark, Waynesboro; son, Allen Clark, Seal, AL; brother, McCoy Clark, Rock Springs, GA; sister, Molee Miller, Summerville, GA; grandchildren, Lauren Pitts, Jake Pitts, Amy Pitts, Ryan Watson, Joey Clark, Justin Clark, Jake Clark; half sisters, Doris Larson, Joliette, IL, and Ezell Hardwood, Flintstone, GA; and half brother, F.M. Clark of Valley Head, AL. Bridges Funeral Home in Gray has charge of arrangements.

GAY, Ray Ishom: 77, of 231 Thomas Drive, Lake Sinclair, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at his residence. Services were 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2001, graveside, in New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Jones County, Ga. The Rev. Dean Cason officiated. Family will be at the residence at 231 Thomas Drive, Lake Sinclair. The family suggests that contributions be made to Hospice of the Oconee, 811 N. Cobb St., Milledgeville 31061. Bridges Funeral Home in Gray had charge of arrangements.

ARCHIBALD, Caleb Michael: 5 months, of Warner Robins, died March 13, 2001, in the Medical Center of Central Georgia. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Avondale Baptist Church with burial in Avondale Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Jeff Cummings will officiate. Caleb Archibald was born in Bibb County, Georgia, and had lived in Warner Robins all of his life. He was the great-grandson of the late Carrie and Kent Fullington and the late Alex Archibald Jr. and the late Violet O'Neal. Survivors include his parents Michael and Gina Archibald of Warner Robins, Ga.; maternal grandparents, Judy and Henry Fullington of Graceville, Fla.; paternal grandparents, Stephany and Sandy Archibald of Macon, Ga.; maternal great-grandparents, Sarah and James Outler of Mount Vernon, Ga.; paternal great-grandparents, Fern Archibald of Macon, Ga.; aunts, Jennifer Fullington and Shannon Archibald; and uncle, Brian Archibald. Visitation: Thursday from 7-9 in the funeral home. Family may be contacted at 7394 Hopewell Road, Musella, Ga., residence of Ken Smith. Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

DEEB, Alice L.: 90, of 4445 Rivoli Drive, died Monday, March 12, 2001. Services will be held Friday, March 16, 2001 at 11:00AM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Father Sam Zebron officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 4445 Rivoli Drive, the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gregory. A Rosary will be said by Father Brett Brannen on Thursday at 6:00PM at Hart's Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to VistaCare Foundation, 750 Baconsfield Drive, Suite 115, Macon, GA 31211. Mrs. Deeb was a charter member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. She had lived in Macon for 64 years, moving here from Fort Ann, New York. She was retired from Deeb's Grocery. Mrs. Deeb was predeceased by a son, Raymond J. Deeb and by a daughter, Mary Deeb. Survivors: Son, Edward H. Deeb of Macon; Son, Michael J. Deeb of Macon; Daughter, Isabelle D. Gregory of Macon; Son, Johnny A. Deeb of Macon; Son, Gary M. Deeb of Macon; 19 Grandchildren; 25 Great-grandchildren; Sisters, Catherine Lucas of Warner Robins and Mary McFarren of Fort Ann, New York; Brother, Michael Lucas of Providence, Rhode Island. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

HAMLIN, SR., Nat: 74, of 7695 Columbus Road, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at his residence. Services will be held Friday, March 16, 2001 at 3:00PM at Lizella United Methodist Church with the Reverends Jimmy Cason and Mark Addington officiating. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park. The family may be contacted at 7695 Columbus Road. Visitation: Thursday from 6:00PM until 8:00PM at Hart's Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Lizella United Methodist Church, 2920 South Lizella Road, Lizella, GA 31052 or to Hospice of Central Georgia, P. O. Box 6533, Macon, GA 31208. Serving as pallbearers will be: Ronnie Hamlin, Richard Hamlin, Jr. Don Daye, John Hall, Hal Hicks and Jewett McKinney. Mr. Hamlin was born on April 15, 1926 in Lizella, Georgia. He was the son of the late Henry Hamlin, Sr. and the late Carrie Parks Hamlin. Mr. Hamlin was a veteran of World War II and was the retired postmaster of the Lizella Post Office. A lifelong member of Lizella United Methodist Church, he had served as Chairman of the Administrative Board as well as the Board of Trustees. He was a member of the Macon Golf Club and the Dixie Senior Golf Club. Mr. Hamlin is survived by his wife, Martha Locke Hamlin, and he was the loving father of Nat Hamlin, Jr., deceased, and Claudia H. Edwards of Lizella. He is also survived by a sister, Carolyn H. Obenauf of Lizella; a brother, Jack P. Hamlin, Sr. of Panama City, Florida; 2 grandchildren, Nat Clay Hamlin, III of Brunswick, GA and Ashlie Edwards of Lizella; Daughter-in-law, Judi O. Hamlin of Brunswick, GA; several nieces and nephews. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

HALL, Glover Ivan: of Fort Valley, passed away March 14, 2001. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church of Fort Valley. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery in Fort Valley. The Rev. Phil Pilgrim will be officiating. Mr. Hall was the son of the late Thomas Curtis and Sibyl Bell Moore Hall. He was a machinist with Fort Valley Machine for 39 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Valley. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Hall of Fort Valley; two children, Beth Ann Hall of Dunwoody, Ga., and Kathy Hart of Fort Valley; son-in-law, Alan Hart of Fort Valley; one sister, Julia Walling of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and one brother, Mack Hall of Whigham, Ga. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening in Byron Funeral Home, Byron, Ga. Those who wish may make donations to the Together We Grow Building Fund, c/o First Baptist Church of Fort Valley, 209 S. Miller St., Fort Valley, Ga. 31030. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

SMITH, Katie N.: of Macon, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the World of Faith Church. Interment will follow in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. William E. Davis and Rev. David Scott will be officiating. Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late Alfonzo and Tinie Hinton Bailey. She was the widow of Rufus Smith. Mrs. Smith was a faithful member of the World of Faith Church. Survivors include her mother, Bertha Kirksey of Gainesville, Ga.; three children, Marshall Smith of Dry Branch, Angela Hodnett of Macon and Pam Deal of Gray, Ga.; one half sister, Hazel Smith of Reynolds; one sister, Eleanor Alligood of Macon; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
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BLACK, Dr. Grady Emmet: of Griffin, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Spalding Regional Hospital. He was born on January 24, 1922, the son of the late Robert Emmet Black and the late Ruth Miller Black. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Elizabeth Black, and a brother, Comdr. (Ret.) James B. Black. Dr. Black was a graduate of Valdosta High School, Emory University and the Medical College of Georgia. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corps for two years. After internship and residency at University Hospital in Augusta, he opened his practice of pediatrics in Griffin in 1950 and continued his practice until illness forced his retirement in 1997. For 31 years, Dr. Black donated time each month to work alongside Dr. Walter Barnes at Children's Medical Services in Macon. Dr. Black was a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, life member of the Southern Medical Association and Medical Association of Georgia. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Elks Club and Griffin Spalding Historical Society. He was an active member of the South Hill Street Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Jean McDaniel Black; a daughter, Linda Black Craddock and her husband, Rudy Craddock of Sharpsburg; a son, James Robert Black of Colorado Springs, CO; a daughter, Patricia Black Osbon and her husband, Dr. Reggie Osbon of Macon; grandchildren, Caryn Craddock Wood and her husband, John Wood, Matthew Craddock, Elizabeth Black, Stephen and William Osbon; and two great-grandchildren, Kaitlin and Carson Wood; sisters, Ruth B. Dukes of Sandy Springs, and Mary Emily Bigger of Montgomery, AL. Funeral services for Dr. Grady E. Black will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at McCullough Funeral Home in Griffin. Minister Dewey Shaw will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. McCullough Funeral Home, Griffin, (770-229-4994) is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

FLETCHER, Jeannette Collins: 78, of Box 7051 Highway 87, Juliette, died March 14, 2001, at her residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Vineville United Methodist Church with burial in Forsyth City Cemetery. Rev. T.J. Lewis, Rev. Gil McGinnis and Dr. William Oliver will officiate. Pallbearers: David Taylor, Bobby Taylor, John Taylor, Lamar Sizemore, Chip Collins and Tony Lord. Visitation: 6-8 Thursday, Snow's Memorial Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hephzibah Children's Home, 6601 Zebulon Road, Macon, GA 31210. Mrs. Fletcher, widow of Thomas Taylor Fletcher, was born in Culloden, the daughter of the late George Ralph and Annie Joy Coppedge Collins. Living in this area all her life, she attended Bessie Tift College and was a customer service representative, retired from C&S Bank. Mrs. Fletcher was a member of Vineville United Methodist Church, where she was also a member of the Women's Circle. She was a member of Pilot Club International and was a member of an active Ladies Bridge Club. Survivors: son, Thomas "Tommy" Fletcher of Juliette, GA; brothers, Dr. William Collins of Atlanta, GA, and Charles Collins of Forsyth, GA; and grandchildren, Nathan and Lindsey Wood of Juliette. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

KENDALL, Myrtle Vaughn: 82, of 3726 Ridge Ave., Macon, died Monday, March 12, 2001, in an Atlanta hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, graveside, at Macon Memorial Park. Rev. Wesley Jones will officiate. Visitation: 6-8 Thursday, Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

ROSS, Frances Patton Brice: 91, formerly of 3652 Log Cabin Drive, Macon, GA, died Monday, March 12, 2001, in a Mobile, AL hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, entering through the main gate. Dr. Grady Fuller will officiate. Pallbearers: Mark Tinker, David Goetter, Glenn Goetter, Dick Mathews, Harold Stillwell and Tim Stillwell. Family will be at the residence of Chris Pope, 806 Wesleyan Drive, Macon, GA 31210. Visitation: 6-8 Friday in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to their charity of choice. A native of Macon, GA and a resident of Mobile, AL since 1985, Mrs. Ross was the widow of Walter Maxwell Ross and had lived in Mobile since 1985. Before retiring, she was secretary/telephone operator for the office of Dr. John Paul Jones. Mrs. Ross was the mother of the late Elaine Ross. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Frank Tinker of Mobile, AL, Maxine and Gerald Vickers of Douglas, GA, and Chris Pope and Tom Mathews of Macon; eight grandchildren, Marilyn (David) Stellman, Mobile, AL, Mark Tinker, Hillsboro, Pam (Al) Thrasher, Athens, Mike (Lou) Tinker, Austin, TX, Glenn (Abby) Goetter, McDavid, FL, David (Pam) Goetter, Molino, FL, Elise (Thomas) Shedd and Monica Pope, all of Macon; 16 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements.


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