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Friday, June 15, 2001

ALBANY AREA

Theron Haywood Brooks
ALBANY — The funeral service of Theron Haywood Brooks, 73, of 2320 Newton Road, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Albany Christian Church. Minister Steve Eidson will officiate. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Oak Grove Christian Church Cemetery at Vada.

A native of Mitchell County, Mr. Brooks had resided in Albany for the past forty four years. He was a retired route supervisor with Flint Industrial Service. Mr. Brooks was a charter member of Albany Christian Church and the most important aspects of his life were his church and his family.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Brooks of Albany; two daughters, Karen Cox and Charlotte Hazen, both of Albany; two sisters, Regina Hayes of Pelham and Betty Yourn of Douglas; two brothers, Lanier Brooks of Crystal River, FL., and Norris Brooks of Lakeland, FL.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mathews Funeral Home 
Albany 229/435-5657 

Annie Lauris Bullock
DOTHAN, Ala. — Annie Lauris Bullock, 79, of Dothan, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at Wesley Manor Retirement Center following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Malvern Baptist Church with the Rev. Hosea Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Bullock will lie in state one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church.

Mrs. Bullock was a native of Geneva County having lived in Houston County for the past 30 years. She was a member of the Taylor Community Senior Citizens Center and was a member of Malvern Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Fletcher and Jessie Pearl Green; husbands, Raymond Barber and Leon Bullock; brother, Delmas Green and her sister, Lillie Reeves.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Frasier Clark of Albany; Carolyn and Kenneth Crawford of Webb, Ala., and Judy and Jerry Davis of Brundidge, Ala.; a son and daughter-in-law, J. Harold and Dorothy Barber of Montgomery, Ala.; a sister, Marie Merritt of Dothan, Ala.; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

The pallbearers will be Steve Barber, Dr. Donald Clark, Jimmy Clark, Brian Crawford, James Smith and Scott Sanders.

Ward-Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery 
Dothan, Ala. 334/792-4194 

Owen David Jackson Sr.
ALBANY — Owen David Jackson Sr. of Ellijay died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at Fannin Regional Hospital in Blue Ridge.

The funeral service will be Saturday, 2 p.m. at Kimbrell-Stern, with interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.

A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Mr. Jackson was retired from the US Navy and a retired security officer. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association and a former resident of Albany.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette A. Jackson of Ellijay; a daughter, Caroline Walters of Dahlonega; four sons, James Norman, Middleville, MI, Owen D. Jackson Jr. of Ellijay, Clifford E. Jackson of Albany, and John O. Jackson of Clermont; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends today from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. at Kimbrell-Stern.

Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors 
Albany 229/883-4152 

Robert Moore
ALBANY — Robert Moore, 55, of 4102 Hillsborough Ave., West Tampa, Fla., died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at his residence.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Martin Luther King Funeral Home Chapel with interment in New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Baconton.

Martin Luther King Funeral Directors 
Albany 229/435-4813 

Juanita Nix
DAWSON — Juanita Nix, 62, of 406 Hope Street, Albany, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at her residence.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Lee County with interment in the church cemetery.

J.L. Litman Memorial Funeral Service 
Albany 229/430-8800 

Dallas Shiver
ALBANY — Dallas Shiver, 85, of Woodburn, Ky., formerly of Bowling Green, Ky., died Tuesday, June 12, 2001.

The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Colquitt County. Family members will officiate.

A native of Mitchell County, Mr. Shiver had retired as district manager for the State of Florida for Asplundh Tree Expert Co. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes where he was awarded both the bronze star and the purple heart. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia in 1947.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Shiver of Bowling Green, Ky.; sisters, Vida Edge, Lola McGee and Nita Leonard, all of Albany; two nieces, Jan Leonard Vaughan of Bradenton, Fla., and Debbie Leonard Reynolds and her husband, Glenn Reynolds of Albany. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus Shiver and Gertrude Phillips Shiver; and two brothers, Hollie Shiver and Olen Shiver.

The family is at the residence of Glenn and Debbie Leonard Reynolds, 2103 Acker Drive.

Mathews Funeral Home 
Albany 229/435-5657 

Sharlotte Louise Sessions Simmons
ALBANY — Sharlotte Louise Sessions Simmons, 83, of 818 Gordon Avenue died Monday, June 11, 2001, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel AME Church with interment in Floral Memory Gardens Cemetery. The Rev. Ernest Davis Jr. will officiate.

A native of Fort Myers, FL, Ms. Simmons was a retired school teacher for the Dougherty County Board of Education. She received an undergraduate degree from the Florida A&M University and a master's degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City, N.Y. She was a member of Albany Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Bethel Women's Missionary Society, Las Amiga Civic and Social Club, Ladies Independent & Business Savings Club and a former member of Jack & Jill of America.

Survivors include one daughter, Lelia Ann Simmons Coleman (Allen) of East Greenbush, N.Y.; two sons, Robert Hunter Simmons II (Yvette) of Albany and Mansfield Sessions Simmons (Danette) of Vallejo, CA; seven grandchildren, Tracy Simmons Williams of Albany, Robert Hunter Simmons III of Atlanta, La Tanya Maria Coleman of East Greenbush, N.Y., Sharde' Denise Pollard of Albany, Desmond Simmons, Christopher Simmons and Caleb Simmons, all of Vallejo, CA; two great-grandchildren, A'Deia Monique Williams, Allec Marc-Kristopher Williams of Albany; lifelong and devoted friends, Aldean Johnson Simmons of Albany and Jacob Johnson of Ft. Myers, FL.

A wake will be held today from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at Bethel A.M.E Church. The family of Mrs. Simmons will receive friends and relatives at the home of her son, Robert H. Simmons II of 2702 Brittany Road, Albany.

Meadows Funeral Home 
Albany 229/439-2262 

Benjamin Undra Willis
ALBANY — Benjamin Undra Willis, 69, of 1412 Mulberry Avenue, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Jerusalem Baptist Church with burial at 2 p.m. Monday at Andersonville National Cemetery. The Rev. Daniel Shealy will officiate.

A native of Randolph County, Mr. Willis was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a retired electrician.

Survivors include his wife, Alma Toson Willis of Albany; three daughters, Cornelia Kelson of Warren, Ohio, Angela (Samuel) Willis and Sequoyah Willis, both of Albany; four sons, Carlos Willis of Orlando, Fla., Kevin Willis, Crabia Willis and Tedesco Willis, all of Albany; three daughters-in-law, Kirsten Willis, Nicole Willis and Nayasha Brown; one son-in-law, Milton Samuel; one sister, Dorothy Willis Davis of Cuthbert; a father-in-law, Freddie B. Toson; 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; two special friends, Christine Russell and Josie Ashe.

Poteat Funeral Home 
Albany 229/435-3615 

SW GEORGIA

Lizzie Bateman
ASHBURN — Lizzie Bateman, 84, of 748 W. Gordon Street, Ashburn, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at her residence.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Madison Avenue Church of God by Faith with burial in Westview Cemetery.

Shipp's Funeral Home 
Ashburn 229/567-3101 

Mittie C. Bullard
CAMILLA — Mittie C. Bullard, 93, of Camilla died Thursday, June 7, 2001.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Grove Baptist Church in Mitchell County with interment in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be 6 p.m.-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Kelson and Jones Funeral Home 
Camilla 229/336-0349 

Lara Lee Edwards
CAMILLA — Lara Lee Edwards, 70, of 8920 River Road, Camilla, died Thursday, June 14, 2001.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Dunnellon Memorial Gardens.

Timmons Funeral Home 
Camilla 229/336-1300 

Perry W. Hiers
MOULTRIE — The Rev. Perry W. "Jake" Hiers, 79, of 6056 Highway 102, Warthen, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at the V.A. Hospital in Augusta.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zion Grove Assembly of God with interment in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be 6 p.m.-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family may be contacted at the home of the Rev. Phil and Shirley Wallace of Meigs.

Cobb Funeral Chapel 
Moultrie 229/985-3704 

Eva Lois Britt Holland
MOULTRIE — Eva Lois Britt Holland, 84, of 227 Second Ave. S.E., Moultrie, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at Brooks County Hospital.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Cobb Funeral Chapel with interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Thomasville. The Rev. J.E. Moak will officiate.

The casketbearers will be the grandsons.

Survivors include her sons, James Theron Holland of Thomasville, Jimmy C. Holland of Moultrie and Leon E. Holland of Warner Robins; daughters, Mary Broome of Satsuma, Fla., and Louise Holland of Albany; grandchildren, Mark Holland, David Holland, Britt Holland, Paul Holland, Leslie Holland, Troy Holland, Chris Sellers, Eric Sellers and Michael Sellers; great-grandchildren, Ryan Holland, Caleigh Holland, Mandy Holland, Royce Holland, Austin Holland, Zachary Holland and Savannah Holland. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Corbin and Forice Cornelius Britt and a sister, Velna Willis.

Visitation will be 7 p.m.-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy C. Holland, 284 Hopewell Church Road, Moultrie.

Cobb Funeral Chapel 
Moultrie 229/985-3704 

Paula Carolyn Monahan
BAINBRIDGE — Paula Carolyn Monahan, 63, of Valdosta died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel.

Ivey Funeral Home 
Bainbridge 229/246-3232 

Charlie Will Powell
DAWSON — Charlie Will Powell, 74, of 828 Flint Street N.E., Dawson, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements to be announced.

Ward Funeral Home 
Dawson 229/995-5853 

Olen Smith
PELHAM — Olen Smith, 72, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Meigs, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at his residence.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Meigs Sunset Cemetery will full military honors.

Thomas & Son Home for Funerals 
Pelham 229/294-4869 

Vernice Tyler
DONALSONVILLE — Vernice Tyler, 85, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at Fitzgerald Nursing Home.

Funeral arrangements to be announced.

Evans-Skipper Funeral Home 
Donalsonville 229/524-2789 

Eula Mae Ware
PELHAM — Eula Mae Ware, 98, of 322 Cemetery Rd., Pelham, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Mitchell Convalescent Center.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Thomas & Son Home for Funerals chapel with interment in Pelham Memorial Gardens.

Thomas & Son Home for Funerals 
Pelham 229/294-4869



Tuesday, June 19, 2001

ALBANY AREA

Maria Adams
ALBANY — Maria (Penny) Adams, 52, of 3002 Columbia Lane, died Monday, June 18, 2001.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Byne Memorial Baptist Church with Dr. C. Michael Gravette officiating.

A native of Columbus, Ga., Mrs. Adams lived in Albany for the past six years moving from Peachtree City. She was a self employed bookkeeper and a needle crafts expert. She was a member of Byne Memorial Baptist Church and Faithful Hearts Sunday School Class.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, John Adams of Albany; brother, Ronald B. Rolling of Columbus; sister, Gina Rolling of Columbus; father, George Rolling of Columbus; mother, Mildred Rolling of Columbus; niece, Kelli McManous and husband, Stacey; four nephews, Andy Rolling, Seth Rolling, Jeremy Sanders and Christopher Sanders; two great-nephews, Bret and Austin.

Those desiring please make memorials to the Georgia Diabetes Research Foundation, Inc., 1120 West Broad Ave., Suite A-1, Albany, Ga. 31707.

Mathews Funeral Home 
Albany 229/435-5657 

Daphne Jones
ALBANY — Daphne Jones, 32, of 1603-B Whisperwood St., Albany, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Funeral arrangements to be announced.

J.L. Litman Memorial Funeral Service 
229/430-8800 

Abraham Small
ALBANY — Abraham Small, 75, of 3396 Manor Lane S.W., Atlanta, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at Southwest Hospital and Medical Center in Atlanta.

Funeral arrangements to be announced.

Martin Luther King Funeral Directors 
Albany 229/435-4813 

James Glenn Stanaland
James Glenn Stanaland, 56, of 219-D North Mock Road, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

The funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Hall & Hall Funeral Chapel. Interment will be a New Light Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Chuck Smith will officiate.

A native of Moultrie, Ga., he had lived in Albany for the past 35 years and was a sheet rock finisher.

Mr. Stanaland is survived by his wife Mavis and three daughters: Glenda Sue Webb, Tammy Lynn Pate and Rachel Louise Martin, all of Albany; one brother, Danny Ray Stanaland of Norman Park, Ga.; three sisters, Mary Lee Adams and Linda Faye Albritten, both of Florida and Barbara Ann McCoy of Berlin, Ga.; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be today, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Hall & Hall Funeral Home 
Albany 229/883-3864 

Mittie Lee Wingate West
ALBANY — Mittie Lee Wingate West, 90, of Albany, died Monday, June 18, 2001, at Palmyra Nursing Home following an illness.

Her funeral will be Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Kimbrell-Stern with interment to follow at Crown Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Michael Gravette and the Rev. Ray Bowman will officiate.

A native of Doerun, she was the wife of the late George W. West Sr. For many years, they owned and operated West Grocery and Mobile Home Park on Moultrie Road at Pecan City. She was a devout Christian and a member of Byne Memorial Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Charlie R. and Alice W. Wingate of Doerun.

Survivors include two sons, George W. West Jr. of Albany and William Harold West of Leesburg; four daughters, Louise W. Rouse of Albany, Jean W. Mills of Smithville, Ga., Betty W. Mills of Byron, Ga., Sandra W. Nicely of Chattanooga, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren: Gordon Rouse, Connie Rouse Griggers, Ronnie Mills, Melody Mills, Ken West, Don West, Mike West, Kitty Fowler Piercey, Dawn Fowler Gerald, Patti Fowler Hinojosa, Michelle Fowler Evanoff, Donnie Mills, Todd West, Ryan West, Tara West Strickland, Carmen Nicely, April Nicely; 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Arise and Build, c/o Byne Memorial Baptist Church, 2832 Ledo Rd., Albany, Ga. 31707, or to her grandson, Ken West, Missionary to the Black Sea Region, c/o Bible Baptist Mission, P.O. Box 17615, Pensacola, Fl. 32522.

The family will receive friends at Kimbrell-Stern today from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors 
Albany 229/883-4152 

SW GEORGIA

Inez Morgan Calhoun
TIFTON — Inez Morgan Calhoun, 88, of Tifton died Saturday, June 16, 2001, in Birmingham, Ala.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals. Virginia Pennington will conduct the Christian Science service. Interment will be at Sardis Cemetery at Grace Primitive Baptist Church on Sardis Church Road near Macon. Graveside services 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Pallbearers will be Emmette Vinson, Jim Stewart, Eric Pullen, Bob Reinhardt, Eston Walker and R.B. Delk.

Honorary pallbearers will be George Alvergue, Ray Jensen and George Medford.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

The former Inez Morgan was born into a pioneer Sumter County family on April 8, 1913, in Americus. She was married to the late John Wesley Calhoun for over 60 years. She was the beloved mother of three children: John Wesley Calhoun Jr. of Dunwoody, Inez Morgan (Nez) Calhoun of Birmingham, Ala. and William Morgan Calhoun of Tifton. One sister, Annie Reid Morgan Langtry, preceded her in death.

A graduate of the University of Georgia, Mrs. Calhoun had lived in Tifton for 45 years. She taught kindergarten, private speech and Sunday School. She was also Reference and Children's Librarian at Tifton -Tift County Public Library for 29 years. 
 

Very active in garden club work and flower show judging, she was a member of Azalea Garden Club and one of the initial recipients of the Distinguished Service Award by Tifton's Council of Garden Clubs. She was a National Flower Show Judge, Master —Emeritus.

In community service, Mrs. Calhoun made distinct contributions in numerous local and statewide garden club projects, had the key role in Tifton's becoming a bird sanctuary and served with Meals on Wheels for 15 years. She was a member of the Christian Science Society in Albany and the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Mass.

Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals 
Tifton 229/382-4255 

Blanche Swicord Dollar
BAINBRIDGE — Blanche Swicord Dollar, 91, of Climax died Monday, June 18, 2001, at Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Climax Baptist Church in Climax with interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be 7 p.m.-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ivey Funeral Home 
Bainbridge 229/246-3232 

Eddie D. Jones
TIFTON — Eddie D. Jones, 74, of Omega died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at his residence.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Simmon Grove Baptist Church in Omega with interment in Westview Cemetery in Ashburn.

Southview Mortuary 
Tifton 229/387-7046 

Donald Ray Morton Sr.
COLQUITT — Donald Ray "D.R." Morton Sr., 66, of 309 Whites Bridge Rd., Colquitt died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at Archbold Medical Center.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Colquitt Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Climax at 4 p.m. The Rev. Stacy Williams and the Rev. Ellis Hardwick will officiate.

A native of DeSoto, Fla., Mr. Morton had retired after 41 years as an Independent Life Insurance agent. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Alice B. Morton of Colquitt; son, Don Morton Jr. of Augusta; two sisters, Irma Jean Johnson of Arcadia, Fla., and Marie Croy of Arcadia, Fla.; three grandchildren, Ash T. Morton of Augusta, Cyndi Morton and Jonathan Morton, both of Colquitt. Mr. Morton was preceded in death by a son, John W. Morton.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Lashley, Randy Erving, Lee Hitson, Max Bryant, Ed Cody, James Johnson and Kenny Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Antioch Baptist Church Adult Sunday School Class.

Colquitt Funeral Home 
Colquitt 229/758-3571 

Carole Lynn Roberts
MOULTRIE — Carole Lynn Roberts, 34, of 235 Ewer Road, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at her residence.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Leila Cemetery.

Visitation will be 7 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Cobb Funeral Home
Moultrie 229/985-3704 
 

Frank Filmore Williams
PELHAM — Frank Filmore Williams, 62, of 902 Country Lane, Camilla, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at the VA Hospital in Lake City, Fla.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Braswell Funeral Home with interment in Pinecrest Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Braswell Funeral Home 
Pelham 229/294-2661 

Arval Workman
MOULTRIE — Arval Workman, 78, of 161 Cherry Ave., Moultrie, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center.

The graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Cobb Suncrest Memorial Gardens.

Cobb Funeral Chapel 
Moultrie 229/985-3704


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