Miscellaneous Dougherty County, Georgia Obituaries

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Clyatte Alvin Bass
SYLVESTER Clyatte Alvin Bass, 76, of Albany died Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at his residence.

Graveside services will be held Friday in Bouganvillea Cemetery in Avon Park, Fla.

Banks Funeral Home
Sylvester 229/776-2055

Carrie M. Merritt
ALBANY Carrie M. Merritt, 80, of 2931 Moultrie Road died Wednesday, September 19, 2001, at her residence.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Hall & Hall Chapel with the Rev. Grady Morey officiating. The interment will be held at Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

The pallbearers will be Van Griffin, Jade Edwards, Jeff Merritt, Todd Merritt, Tony Merritt and Judd Merritt.

Mrs. Merritt was a native of Worth County and had lived in Albany most of her life. She was the wife of the late Allen Gibson Merritt and the mother of the late Charles LeWayne Merritt. She had been employed with Coats and Clark and Bobs Candy Company and was retired from civil service at the Marine Corps Logistics Base. She was a member of the Happy Hearts Club and a Baptist.

Survivors include her sons, James Allen "Jimmy" Merritt of Albany and Ronnie Marshall Merritt of Albany; daughters, Linda Merritt Griffin and Peggy Merritt Eledge of Albany; sister, Mildred Hatcher of Doerun; 14 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Hall & Hall Funeral Home
Albany 229/883-3864

Ann Hattaway Thompson
ALBANY Ann Hattaway Thompson, 61, of 2616 Devon Drive died Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Christ United Methodist Church with interment at Bluffton Cemetery in Bluffton at 4 p.m. The Rev. Buford "Beau" Taylor will officiate.

A native of Calhoun County, Mrs. Thompson grew up in Terrell County and was a graduate of Terrell County High School. She was a very active member of Christ United Methodist Church. She was a licensed Realtor working with Albany Realty, Tift and Westbrook in Albany, McNair Realty in Macon and operated Thompson Realty in Albany for several years. She participated in several organizations and enjoyed being with people.

Survivors include three daughters, Edie Smith of Macon, Susanne Barfield and her husband, Scott of Holiday, FL, Melanie Johnson and her husband Phil of Macon; her mother, Katherine Harrison Hattaway of Albany; a sister, Kay Reed and her husband Ben of Watkinsville, GA and four grandchildren, Brittany Smith, Tyler, Justin and Lauren Barfield.

Those desiring may make memorials to Christ United Methodist Church, 505 Byron Plantation Road, Albany, GA 31707 or the Lupus Foundation of America, 1300 Piccard Drive, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20850-4303.

Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors
Albany 229/883-4152
 

Serabian Bembery
CORDELE Serabian Bembery of Vienna died Tuesday, September 18, 2001, in Columbus.

Funeral arrangements to be announced.

J.W. Williams Funeral Home
Cordele 229/273-2683

Bertha M. Gaines
CORDELE Bertha M. Gaines, 49, of Cordele died Sunday, September 16, 2001.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Power of Deliverance Church with interment in Bethel Cemetery.

J.W. Williams Funeral Home
Cordele 229/273-2683

Ella Mae Harmon
TIFTON Ella Mae Harmon, 81, of Tifton, formerly of Camilla, died Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at her residence.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church with interment at 3 p.m. in Hopeful Baptist Church Cemetery in Mitchell County. The Rev. Richard Newton and the Rev. Jim Burgess will officiate.

The grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

A native of Hopeful in Mitchell County, Ms. Harmon had lived in Tifton for 24 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Tifton.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth S. and Genova Harmon of Marietta; a daughter, Kathryn H. "Kathy" Norman of Tifton; grandsons, Michael and David Harmon of Acworth, Stephen Harmon of Powder Springs, Michael D. Norman Jr. and Ryan Norman of Tifton; one great-grandson, Connor Harmon of Acworth; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie Emory and Martha Maybelle Cross Shirah.

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

Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors - Tiftarea Chapel
Tifton 229/382-7550

Elisha James Montgomery
MOULTRIE Elisha James Montgomery, 20, of 266 Lazy Bear Road, Norman Park, died Monday, September 17, 2001, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home with interment in Greenfield Cemetery.

Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home
Moultrie 229/985-3333

Gladys Murkerson
DONALSONVILLE Gladys Murkerson, 65, of 292 E. Broad St., Iron City, died Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at Donalsonville Hospital.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at the chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home with interment in Corinth Cemetery in Iron City.

Evans-Skipper Funeral Home
Donalsonville 229/524-2789

Dianne Taylor Robinson
MOULTRIE Dianne Taylor Robinson, 58, of 1509 Ninth St., SW, Moultrie, died Wednesday, September 19, 2001, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home with interment in Leila Cemetery.

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

Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home
Moultrie 229/985-3333

Margaret M. Smith
CORDELE Margaret M. Smith, 64, of 1303 Eighth Ave. East, Cordele, died Wednesday, September 19, 2001, in Sumter Regional Hospital.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Hughes & Wright Funeral Home with interment at 3 p.m. in Oak Hill Cemetery, Griffin, Ga.

A native of Spaulding County, Mrs. Smith was a retired dietitian. She was a member of Cordele First Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Ricky and Mike Smith, both of Cordele, Lee Smith of Albany; daughter, Pam S. Mooney of Albany; brother, Robert S. Mitchell of Griffin, and one grandchild, Brooke Smith of Cordele.

The family will be at the home of Angela Gibbs, 711 East 27th Avenue, Cordele.

Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross.

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

Hughes & Wright Funeral Home
Cordele 229/273-0012

Drew B. Thompson
BLAKELY Drew B. Thompson, 77, of 313 Southside Drive, Blakely, died Wednesday, September 19, 2001, at S.E. Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Chapel of Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home with interment in Blakely Cemetery.

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

Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home
Blakely 229/723-3421

Jo Smith Webb
DONALSONVILLE Jo Smith Webb, 93, of 208 East Third Street, Donalsonville, died Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at Sumter Regional Hospital in Americus.

Funeral arrangements to be announced.

Evans-Skipper Funeral Home
Donalsonville 229/524-2789

Marion Joiner Cannon
ALBANY Marion (Nanny) Joiner Cannon, 91, of Arlington died Tuesday, morning September 18, 2001, at her residence.

The funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Teresa's Catholic Church with interment in Riverside Cemetery. The Rev. Finbarr Stanton will officiate. A prayer service will be recited at 6 p.m. today at Kimbrell-Stern with visitation until 8 p.m.

A native of Birmingham, AL, Mrs. Cannon had lived in Arlington for the past two years and was a former resident of Leesburg for many years. Mrs. Cannon moved to Albany in 1933 and for 17 years was employed by the Dougherty County School System working the lunchroom and retired in September of 1979. She was a member of St. Teresa's Catholic Church. Her husband was the late James Bartow Cannon.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Dallas and her husband, Jay of Arlington; stepdaughters, Cathy Smith of Leesburg and Ann Williams of Decatur; two stepsons, Lamar Cannon of Albany and Charles Cannon of Leesburg; sister, Martha McGraw of Albany; seven grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her son, Billy Joe Baker; brother, Herbert W. Venters; sister, Margaret Breeden; grandson, John Baker.

The family will be at the residence of Jay C. and Nancy Dallas, 253 Dogwood Drive, Arlington.

Those desiring please make memorials to Neighbors in Need, c/o St. Teresa's Catholic Church, 421 Edgewood Lane, Albany, GA 31707.

Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors
Albany 229/883-4152

Alfonso Nealy
ALBANY Alfonso Nealy, 61, of 904 Radium Springs Road, Lot 22, Albany, died Wednesday, September 12, 2001, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Gethsemane Worship Center with interment in Union Memorial Cemetery. Bishop Fredrick Williams Sr. will officiate.

A native of Tampa, Fla., Mr. Nealy worked in the Street Maintenance Division for the City of Albany for 22 years.

Survivors include a devoted friend, Joyce Williams; stepdaughter, Sheila Sheppard and three step-grandchildren.

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

Austin & Taylor Mortuary
Albany 229/439-2273

Ann Hattaway Thompson
ALBANY Ann Hattaway Thompson of 2616 Devon Drive died Tuesday, September 18, 2001.

Funeral arrangements to be announced.

Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors
Albany 229/883-4152

John B. Turner
COMMERCE John B. Turner, 80, of 48 Homer Street, Maysville, died Monday, September 17, 2001.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Sunrise Cemetery in Maysville. The Rev. Dr. Wade Bell will officiate.

A native of Henry County, Mr. Turner was a retired salesperson at Rich's. He was a member of Homer Presbyterian Church where he also served as an Elder. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine Sheridan Turner of Maysville; two daughters, Daune Dockery of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and Sheridan Rushton of Albany; two brothers, Dr. Allen Turner of Albany and Wade H. Turner of Naples, Fla.; two sisters, Jean Price of McDonough and Frances Stephens of Atlanta; three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daune (George) and Wade Hampton Turner.

Little-Ward Funeral Home
Commerce 706/335-3175

Charles Walker
ALBANY Charles "Chubs" Walker, 61, of 2207 Arrowwood Drive, Albany, died Monday, September 17, 2001, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Arcadia Baptist Church with interment in Floral Memory Garden Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Raymond Polite will officiate.

A native of Tupelo, Miss., Mr. Walker was retired from civil service at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany. He was a graduate of Cincinnati Ohio public schools and was a Navy veteran. He was a member of the hospitality committee and member of American Legion Post 512. He was a member of Arcadia Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Jones-Walker of Albany; two sons, Eric Jones of Atlanta and Carlos Walker of Albany; three daughters, Robin Walker and Delphinia Walker, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, and LaWanda Robinson of Albany; one brother, Henry Macon of Virginia and a sister, Margaret Davis of Tupelo, Miss.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Meadows Funeral Home
Albany 229/439-2262

Wilbert Wright
ALBANY Wilbert Wright, 58, of 1102 Avalon died Wednesday, September 12, 2001, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at New Saint James Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery.

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

Burlond T. Bryan Jr.
AMERICUS Burlond Bryan T. Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Plains, Ga., died Monday, September 17, 2001.

Funeral arrangements to be announced.

Barnum Funeral Home
Americus 229/924-2958

Lois Golden Dorminey
MOULTRIE Lois Golden Dorminey, 92, of Moultrie died Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at the Woodlands at Cobblestone.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home with interment in Liberty Hill in Worth County. The Rev. J.E. Moak will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Bobby Brown.

The grandsons will serve as casketbearers.

A native of Girard, Ala., Mrs. Dorminey was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She was the widow of James Thomas "Jim" Dorminey Jr.

Survivors include her son, Jerry D. Dorminey of Stockbridge; three daughters, Melba D. Brown and husband, Donald of Bridgeboro, Vivian D. Horne and husband, Donald of Doerun and Linda D. Hathcock and husband, Jimmy of Moultrie; brother-in-law, Robert Dorminey of Lake Blackshear; 12 grandchildren, Donna Brown Crowe, Janet Brown Hudson, Susan Brown Varnadoe, Dean Dorminey, Genia D. Sutton, Dana D. Beasley, Justin Dorminey, Don Horne Jr., Carole Horne, Ricky Hathcock, Gail Murphy and Joey Hathcock; 23 great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the Colquitt Regional Hospice, 2516 Fifth Avenue, SE, Moultrie, GA 31768.

Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home
Moultrie 229/985-3333

Joseph Johnson
COLQUITT Joseph Johnson, 68, of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla., died Monday, September 17, 2001, at Avante Nursing Home in Leesburg, Fla.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Colquitt City Cemetery.

Colquitt Funeral Home
Colquitt 229/758-3571

Ollie Mae Wilson Jordan
ASHBURN Ollie Mae Wilson Jordan, 76, of 143 N. Leary Road, Ashburn, died Wednesday, September 12, 2001, at Pottsbridge Hospice Center in Riverdale.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Providence Baptist Church in Ashburn with burial in Westview Memorial Cemetery in Ashburn.

Shipp's Funeral Home
Ashburn 229/567-3101

Gladys Murkerson
DONALSONVILLE Gladys Murkerson, 65, of 292 E. Broad Street, Iron City, died Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at Donalsonville Hospital.

Funeral arrangements to be announced.

Evans-Skipper Funeral Home
Donalsonville 229/524-1014

Joshua Evan Payne (infant)
AMERICUS Joshua Evan Payne died Saturday, September 15, 2001, at Sumter Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Eastview Cemetery.

Barnum Funeral Home
Americus 229/924-2958

Emma Richardson Quimbley
CAMILLA Emma Richardson Quimbley of Baconton died Monday, September 17, 2001, at Palmyra Medical Centers.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Mitchell County with burial in the church cemetery.

Robert Jester Mortuary
Camilla 229/336-8453

Willie Lee Smith
AMERICUS Willie Lee Smith of 1530 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Americus, died Saturday, September 15, 2001, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Funeral arrangements to be announced.

Barnum Funeral Home
Americus 229/924-2957

Patricia Temples
DONALSONVILLE Patricia Temples, 58, of 504 Tallman Ave., Donalsonville died Monday, September 17, 2001, at her residence.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at the chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home with interment in Blakely City Cemetery in Blakely.

Evans-Skipper Funeral Home
Donalsonville 229/524-2789

Aquilla Waters
CORDELE Aquilla Waters, 65, of Cordele died Monday, September 17, 2001, at Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro.

Funeral arrangements to be announced.

J.W. Williams Funeral Home
Cordele 229/273-2683

Jewell Akridge Webb
PELHAM Jewell Akridge Webb, 90, of 866 Poplar Road, Meigs, died Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at Mitchell County Hospital.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Braswell Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Harmony Cemetery.

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

Braswell Funeral Home
Pelham 229/294-2661

Alma Wilburn
BAINBRIDGE Alma Wilburn, 87, of 1025 Palmetto St., Apt. 8B, Bainbridge, died Monday, September 17, 2001, at Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge.

Funeral arrangements to be announced.

Guyton Brothers Funeral Home
Bainbridge 229/246-2468

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