Miscellaneous Coffee County, Georgia Obituaries

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Evelyn Smith Kight

Mrs. Evelyn Smith Kight, 73, of Cross Road, Douglas, Ga., passed away Thursday, November 29, 2001, at Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas, Ga., following an extended illness.

Mrs. Kight, a native of Coffee County, Ga., was born August 4, 1928, the daughter of the late Archie and Agnes Wise Smith. She was a nursing assistant, a homemaker, a member of Providence Baptist Church, as well as a choir member.

Survivors include: her husband, Cecil Kight of Douglas, Ga.; one daughter, Molly Hinson and husband, Bill, of Hazlehurst, Ga.; two sons, Charles H. Deen and wife, Linda, and Craig Deen and wife, Gwen, all of Broxton, Ga.; one sister, Bernice Smith of Hazlehurst, Ga.; 10 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, December 2, 2001, at Providence Baptist Church with Rev. Rodney Courson and Rev. Den Weniger officiating. Special music was provided by the Providence Church Choir who sang "Precious Memories," and soloist Glenda Courson sang "Look What I've Traded" and "It Satisfies Me," with Donnie Joyce accompanying at the piano. Interment followed in the Providence Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Joey Silas, Kelly Silas, Kurt Deen, Brent Deen, Tracey Deen, and Keith Harrelson.

Sims Funeral Home of Douglas, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements.

Richard Hutto

Mr. Richard Hutto, 80, of Wray, Ga., passed away Friday, December 7, 2001, at his residence.

Mr. Hutto, a native of Douglas, Ga., was born April 1, 1921, the son of the late Effie Merritt Hutto and the late Willie Hutto. He had lived in the community all of his life, was a farmer and owner/operator of Hutto's Grocery in Wray, a member of Lax Community Church, and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II.

Survivors include: his wife, Annie L. Hutto of Wray, Ga.; two daughters, Peggy Jean Chaney Benson and Stacey Guthrie, both of Wray, Ga.; one brother, Josh Hutto of Wray, Ga.; four sisters, Susie Chaney of Ocilla, Ga., Elizabeth Barrentine and Frances Craig, both of Tifton, Ga., and Myram Stephens of Jesup, Ga.; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m., Sunday, December 9, 2001, at Lax Community Church in Irwin County, Ga., with Pastor Marston Tucker and Pastor Donnie Pridgen officiating. Interment followed in the Lax Community Cemetery in Irwin County, Ga.

Paulk Funeral Home of Ocilla, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements.

Susie Grace Fountain

Mrs. Susie Grace Fountain, 84, of Pearson, Ga., passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.

Mrs. Fountain, a native of Macon County, Ga., was born August 9, 1917, the daughter of Pat and Foeletta Kitchens Ingram. She had made her home in Pearson since 1963, was a retired waitress and poultry worker, a member of First Baptist Church in Pearson, Ga., and the widow of the late William Newton Brock and the late Connie Fountain.

Survivors include: one brother, John Williams and wife, Mary Anne, of Pearson, Ga.; one sister, Louise Darden of Tifton, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 7, 2001, at First Baptist Church in Pearson, Ga., with Rev. James Canada officiating. Special music included "What a Friend We Have In Jesus," "Nearer To the Heart of God," and "Amazing Grace," sung by the attending congregation, with Candace Brown accompanying at the organ. Also, soft organ music for the prelude and postlude was presented by Mrs. Brown. Graveside services and interment followed at 3:30 p.m., Friday at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Americus, Ga.

Active pallbearers were Foster Davis, Elton Corbitt, Wade Brown, William White, Jamie Smith, and Travis Ursery.

Relihan Funeral Home of Pearson, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements.

Myrtice Batten Carter

Mrs. Myrtice Batten Carter, 83, of Axson, Ga., passed away Friday, November 30, 2001, at Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas, Ga., following an extended illness.

Mrs. Carter, a native of Coffee County, Ga., was born February 13, 1918, the daughter of the late Micajah and Ella Mae Stevens Batten. She was a homemaker and a member of Jowers Chapel Church.

Survivors include: her husband, Quitman Carter; two sons, Carroll M. Taylor and wife, Carol Jean, of Pearson, Ga., and Micajah McClendon and wife, Joyce, of Axson, Ga.; four step-children; one sister, Juanita Freeman of Thomasville, Ga.; one brother, Robert Batten of Douglas, Ga.; four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m., Sunday, December 1, 2001, at the chapel of Sims Funeral Home in Douglas with Rev. Robert Tanner officiating. Special music was provided by soloist Mitchell Deems who sang "Stroll Over Heaven" and "Beulah Land," with Lila Deems accompanying at the piano. Interment followed at the Rocky Pond Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Chris Joiner, Tom Cauley, Alvin Batten, Owen Ray Batten, Ricky Batten, and Jimmy Batten.

Sims Funeral Home of Douglas, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements.

James Hardy Eason

Mr. James Hardy Eason, 62, of Rebecca Waldron Road, Douglas, Ga., passed away Thursday, November 29, 2001, at the South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, Ga., folowing an extended illness.

Mr. Eason, a native of Hillsborough County, Fla., was born January 6, 1939, the son of the late Gordon and Lila Boyette Eason. He was a retired meat cutter.

Survivors include: his wife, Beverly Ann Hughes Eason of Douglas, Ga.; two sons, James R. Eason and Benjamin H. Eason, both of Douglas, Ga.; one daughter, Mickey Eason of Douglas, Ga., three brothers, Ben Eason of Bradenton, Fla., Bobbie Joe Eason of Live Oak, Fla., and Betty Jean Pritchard of Montgomery, Ala.; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 201, at the Sims Funeral Home Chapel in Douglas, Ga., with Rev. Marty Carnes officiating. Interment followed at a later date in Bradenton, Fla.

Sims Funeral Home of Douglas, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements.
 
 
 


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