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Sunday, April 8, 2001

Mae Jessie Billingsley 
ALBANY Mae Jessie Billingsley, 8, of 108 Collins St., died Wednesday, April 4, 2001. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at New St. James Baptist Church in Worth County, with burial in the church cemetery. 

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

Max M. Brizendine 
ALBANY Max M. Brizendine, of 2336 Gail Ave. No. 1, died Friday, April 6, 2001 at his home. Funeral arrangements to be announced at a later date. 

Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors 
Albany 229/883-4152

Susan Monticino Powell 
ALBANY Susan Monticino Powell, 37, of 515 Jordan Road, Leesburg died Saturday, April 7, 2001 at her residence. 

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Kimbrell-Stern with interment to follow in Leesburg City Cemetery. 

A native of Miami, Fla., Mrs. Powell has lived most of her life in Lee County, where she was a homemaker. 

Survivors include her husband, Chris Powell of Leesburg; two daughters, Cristy Jackson of Leesburg and Ruth Sanchez of Baconton; a son, Adam Powell of Leesburg; two sisters, Joyce Sanchez and Sherry Bryant, both of Albany; parents, Richard and Ruth Monticino of Albany; three grandchildren, Jamie Powell of Leesburg, Austin and Daniel Sanchez of Baconton; and a nephew, Jason Heath of Albany. 

The family will receive friends on today (Sunday) from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at Kimbrell-Stern. 

Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors 
Albany 229/883-4152

Eunice Irene Smith 
ALBANY Eunice Irene Smith, 95, of of 1904 Palmyra Road, died Thursday, April 5, 2001 at Palmyra Nursing Home. 

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Mathews Funeral Home with burial at 2:30 p.m. in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery in Macon. Minister Ken Smith will officiate. 

A native of Fitzgerald, Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and beautician. She had resided in Albany for a number of years and a member of Beattie Road Church of Christ. She was the widow of the late Royce D. Smith. 

Survivors include her son, Minister Ken Smith of Anchorage, Alaska; seven grandchildren, Bill Stewart of Burke, Va., Donna Curr of Albany, LaWanna Wishum of Montgomery, Ala., Rodney Stewart of Leesburg, Don Smith and Dan Smith, both of Anchorage and Toni Charlene Love of Atlanta. 

The family will receive friends today (Sunday) from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. The family is at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Gurr, 1235 Nixon Drive, Albany, Ga. 31705. 

Mathews Funeral Home 
Albany 229/435-5657 

Vernard S. Booth 
AMERICUS Mr. Vernard S. Booth, 74, of Americus, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2001, at HCA Palmyra Medical Centers, in Albany, following a long illness. 

A native of Horseheads, N.Y., Mr. Booth was born May 5, 1926, son of the late Claude E. Booth and Bessie E. Spencer Booth. He lived in Americus for 24 years.

The family will meet for a short time at Oak Grove Cemetery, today (Sunday) at 2 p.m. Dr. Sam Harper will say a few words. Afterwards, friends and family may call at the family residence. 

Mr. Booth retired in 1970 from the U.S. Navy, as chief in underwater demolition (SEALS.) He started a career at Georgia Pacific Corp. in Monroe, La., in 1971, then transferred to Albany, and became a designer with Corrugated Boxes, retiring with 28 patents. He raised quarter horses for 15 years, and enjoyed fishing. 

Family members include his wife, Ruth M. Booth of Americus; three daughters, Sheryl McLean of Albany, Joellen Booth of Texas, and Stephanie Booth Meyer of California; three sons, Mark Robinson of Tennessee, Mark Booth of California, and Eric Booth of Florida; and 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

Hancock Funeral Home 
Americus 229/924-3645 

Eula Mercer West Davison 
C AMILLA Eula Mercer West Davison, 95, of Athens, Ga., formerly of Sale City, died Saturday, April 7, 2001 at her residence. 

Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Hopeful Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Davison was a member of the Beechwood Haven Baptist Church of Athens and was preceded in death by her husband, Barney Davison and a daughter, Dean W. Litcko. 

Survivors include a son, Lee West of Shalimar, Fla.; three daughters, Gwen W. Griffin of Athens, Elaine W. Kight of Claxton, and Sue W. Chanel of Winder; and 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. 

Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home 
Camilla 229/336-5111 

York Green 
AMERICUS York Green of 137 Pecan Terr., Americus died Saturday, April 7, 2001 at his residence. 

Funeral arrangements to be announced at a later date. 

Barnum Funeral Home 
Americus 229/924-2958 

Catherine H. Henderson
OCILLA Catherine H. Henderson, 84, of Irwin County, died Friday, April 6, 2001 at Irwin County Hospital in Ocilla. 

The funeral will be at 4 p.m. today (Sunday) at Ocilla Primitive Baptist Church with burial in Brushy Creek Cemetery in Irwin County. Elders Otis McGee and Gerald Proctor officiating. 

Born on December 30, 1916 in Calhoun County, Mrs. Henderson was the daughter of the late Maude (Alston) Howell and Walter Eugene Howell. Mrs. Henderson lived in Irwin County since 1935. She was a homemaker and former clerk for the Irwin County Commissioners Office. Mrs. Henderson was a member of Ocilla Primitive Baptist Church. She was the widow of B. Lamar "Ham" Henderson. 

Survivors include two nieces, Sherry Howell Clenney of Cheraw, S.C., and Carol Howell Chambless of Dawson. 

Paulk Funeral Home 
Ocilla 229/423-2033 

Jacob Eugene Park 
AMERICUS Master Jacob Eugene Park, infant son of Michael E. Park and Alice M. Park of P.O. Box 32, Ideal, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Sumter Regional Hospital in Americus. 

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include two brothers, Michael Henry Park and Charles Dillon Park, and his grandparents, William Henry and Alice Yvonne Patrick. 

Funeral services are planned for Monday at 2 p.m. from County Line Baptist Church in Schley County. Interment will follow in Oglethorpe City Cemetery in Oglethorpe. The Rev. Tommy McConnell will officiate. 

Friends may call at County Line Baptist Church for one hour preceding the funeral service. 

Hancock Funeral Home 
Americus 229/229/924-3645 

Jane Barber Spooner
BAINBRIDGE Jane Barber Spooner, 71, of Attapulgus died Saturday, April 7, 2001. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Cool Springs Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 3 p.m.-4 p.m. today (Sunday) at the funeral home.

Ivey Funeral Home
Bainbridge 229/246-3232 

Reba Joyce Stephenson Stanford 
MOULTRIE Reba Joyce Stephenson Stanford, 69, of 570 Faison Road, Hartsfield, died Friday, April 6, 2001. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Mount Sinai Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. today (Sunday) at Cobb Funeral Chapel. 

Cobb Funeral Chapel 
Moultrie 229/985-3704 

Willie Clarence Thrower
FITZGERALD Willie Clarence Thrower, 48, of Fitzgerald. The funeral was held on Saturday, April 7, 2001 at HallÕs Funeral Home Chapel and Church of God by Faith, with burial in Union Baptist Church in Fitzgerald. 

Hall's Funeral Home 
Fitzgerald 229/423-3674 

Rebecca McKown Willis
CAIRO Rebecca McKown Willis, 86, of Cairo died Friday, April 6, 2001 in Thomasville. 

The funeral will be at 4 p.m. today (Sunday) at Pine Level Baptist Church with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. The Revs. Steve Powell, Freeman Allen and Roger Brinkley will officiate. 

Mrs. Willis was born on August 16, 1914 in Grady County. She was the daughter of the late Willie Van and Martha Lee McKown. Mrs. Willis was a homemaker and a member of Pine Level Baptist Church. She was the widow of Ransom F. "Pete" Willis. 

Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Carolyn Willis of Cairo, Jane and Sam Bentley of Shellman; grandchildren, Glenn Powell of Thomasville, Steve and Tracy Poppell of Whigham, Kenny and Lindsey Bentley, Danny and Suzanne Bentley, all of Shellman; great-grandchildren, Whitney Poppell, and Emilee Powell, both of Whigham and Seth Bentley of Shellman; and sisters, Nettie Belle LeVar of Warner Robins and Ila Gainey of Cairo. Preceded in death by a daughter, Sue Willis Poppell, March 25, 1970, and Martha Ellen Willis on February 25, 1935. 

Active pallbearers are the following: Ronnie Connell, Greg Clark, Wayne Connell, Ray Connell, David Connell, Lyndon Bruckerhoff, Charles Whigham and Jim Wheeler and honorary pallbearers: Friendship Sunday School Class, the Adult Ladies and Men's Sunday School Class and the Board of Deacons of Pine Level Baptist Church. 

Clark Funeral Home 
Cairo 229/377-1414 

Hazel Caroline Noe Smoak 
DESTIN, Fla. Hazel Caroline Noe Smoak, 83, of Destin, Fla., formerly of Albany, died Thursday, March 29, 2001.

A memorial service was held Sunday, April 1, at the home of her daughter, JoJo Evans Cumbee of Destin. Dr. John Friedman, pastor of Destin United Methodist Church officiated. 

Mrs. Smoak was born January 6, 1918. She was a native of Memphis, Tenn. and had resided in Albany since 1948. She moved to Florida two years ago. She attended Florida State College for Women. She was a member of Albany's First United Methodist Church where she served as President of Elnora Hawk Sunday School Class; Albany Woman's Club, serving as President in 1950; Albany Legal Secretaries and Albany Kennel Club. 

Survivors include her sister, Mary Jo Noe McClaran of Manchester, Tenn.; two daughters, Georgene (GG) Cassels, Pawleys Island, SC, and JoJo Evans Cumbee of Destin, Fla.; grandchildren, Julie Evans Bowyer, Atlanta, Ga., Linsey Evans, Atlanta, Ga. Mrs. Smoak was the widow of George W. Smoak and the grandmother of the late Fran Evans. 

McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, Niceville, Fla. handled the arrangements.


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