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Muris Lanier Gay Sr., 70
MILLEN--Graveside service for Muris Lanier Gay Sr., 70, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Elam Baptist Church Cemetery near Millen with Elder Tommy Rountree officiating. 
He died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at Emanuel Medical Center after an extended illness.
A native of Jenkins County, Mr. Gay was a construction worker and farmer. He was a member of Elam Baptist Church near Millen. He was brother of the late Dee Gay and the late Riner Gay.
Survivors include three daughters, Becky Martin of Bainbridge, Paulette Butler of Barnesville and Malissa Bazemore of Guyton; one son, M.L. Gay Jr. of Swainsboro; four sisters, Rebie Johnson of Garfield, Eris Wright of Homestead, Fla. and Margaret Blackburn and Tommie Canady, both of Millen; one brother, Tyree Gay of Augusta; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Raymond Blackburn, Randy Blackburn, Franklin Johnson, Mitchell Johnson, Fern Johnson, Ricky Johnson and George Wright.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 

Lartie B. Kea, 76
ADRIAN-- Funeral for Lartie B. Kea, 76, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Everett Foskey officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
He died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at his home.
Mr. Kea, a native of Emanuel County and son of the late William Jordan and Fossie Sandifer Kea, lived most of his life in Dublin. He was retired from J.P. Stevens, East Dublin after 42 years. He attended New Life Church of the Nazarene in Adrian. He was preceded in death by a son, John R. Kea.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Dell Johnson Kea; one son, Ron Kea of Dublin; a sister, Eloise Morris of Adrian; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Underwood, Gerald Shurling, George Reid Kea, Clark Morris, Dick Walden and Joel Kea.
Honorary pallbearers will be co-workers of J.P. Stevens, East Dublin.
Sammons Funeral Home of Soperton has charge of arrangements.

Catherine W. Bright, 55
SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Catherine W. Bright, 55, was held Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Greater St. James Baptist Church with the Rev. Bennie Brinson and Elder Charles Spikes officiating. Burial was at Adrian Memorial Cemetery.
She died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002 at Doctor's Hospital.
A Johnson County native, Mrs. Bright was a graduate of Emanuel County Schools. She was a member of House of God Church. She was a graduate of Paine College with a B.A. in Criminal Justice. She was also a foster parent for several years and a substitute teacher in Richmond County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Bright; her daughter, Joy Keisa Bright; and her father, Willie Lee Williams.
Survivors include her mother, Fannie L. Williams of Swainsboro; two daughters, Katresa J.B. Grissom and Kendra Nicole Bright, both of Augusta; two sisters, Ruby L. Williams of Camden, N.J. and Elder Mae Bivins of Swainsboro; four brothers, Willie Lee Williams Jr. of Philadelphia, Pa., Curtis Williams of Swainsboro, Clinton Thomas and Curmit Williams, both of Augusta; and several relatives.
Pallbearers were Jamaal Rountree, Antonio Bradburn and Bobby Lloyd.
Mosley's Funeral Home, Inc. had charge of arrangements.

Tralonda Latrice Williams, 16
SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Tralonda Latrice Williams, 16, was held Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Smith Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Benji Waters officiating. Burial was at Stillmore City Cemetery
She died Oct. 26, 2002, at Emanuel Medical Center after a brief illness.
A native of Emanuel County, Miss Williams was a 10th grade student at Swainsboro High School and member of the Partnership Club and JROTC. She was a member of Smith Grove Baptist Church where she sang in the youth choir.
Survivors include her mother, Annie Williams of Swainsboro; father, Quenton Clark; stepfather, George D. Young; two sisters, Amber Clark and Latasha Clark, both of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one brother, Jamie Clark of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Pallbearers were Jeffery Clark, Larry Williams, Terrence Carlyle Andrew Clark, Paul Curle and Kevin Bell Sr.
Mosley's Funeral Home, Inc. had charge of arrangements.

Wauline Carswell Jackson, 48
SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Wauline Carswell Jackson, 48, was held Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Midville with Evangelist I.B. Snell officiating. Burial was at Green Cemetery.
She died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, after an extended illness.
A native of Emanuel County, Mrs. Jackson was the daughter of the late Curtis and Almetta Carswell. She received her education in the public schools of Hillsboro County, Tampa, Fla. She was a housewife and member of the Ada Grove Pentecostal Church of Swainsboro.
Survivors include two daughters, Enika Shicker of Midville and Tranika Carswell of Charleston, S.C.; two sons, Enoch Carswell and Unrico Carswell, both of Midville; two brothers, Curtis Carswell Jr. of Atlanta and Freddie Carswell of Tampa, Fla.; three sisters, Mary Knight, Minister Orinetta McGruder and Elouise Kelly, all of Midville; five grandchildren and several relatives.
Pallbearers were Cedric Carswell, Delvecchio Kelly, Dennis Kelly Jr., Demetrius Knight, John Knight Jr. and Izell McGruder III.
Honorary pallbearers were Gordon Carswell Jr., Willis Harmon, Dennis Kelly and Izell McGruder.
Jogresan Mortuary, Inc. of Wadley had charge of arrangements.

Eva Oliver Collins, 89
METTER--Funeral for Eva Oliver Collins, 89, was held Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at Cedar Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Wilson and the Rev. Johnny Beasley officiating. Burial was at Lake Cemetery.
She died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at Candler County Hospital.
A native of Screven County, Mrs. Collins lived most of her life in Candler County. She was a retired inspector for Twin City Manufacturing Co. and member of Cedar Street Baptist Church, Mary Sunday School Class and Golden Agers. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Harley Collins Sr.
Survivors include one son, John Collins of Metter; three daughters, Jo Nell Beasley of Midway, Andrea Davis of Valdosta and Linda Kirkland of Summertown; one sister, Clara Bell of Alexander; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel of Metter had charge of arrangements.

Hugh Dorsey Price, 84
WADLEY--Funeral for Hugh Dorsey Price, 84, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002 at 3 p.m. at Nails Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Lumpkin, the Rev. Randy Walden and the Rev. Jim Rawls officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
He died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002 at Jefferson County Hospital of Louisville.
Mr. Price, formerly of Louisville, was born in Johnson County and lived in Wadley the past two years. He was a retired carpenter and member of Nails Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Belle W. Price of Louisville; one daughter, JoAnn Brantley of Kite; one brother, Buford Price of Wrightsville; two sisters, Sarah Alexander of Pembroke and Ola Hatchett of Sandersville; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Alan Brantley, Michael Brantley, Jamie Hieronymus, Franklin McTier, Larry Purvis and Brent Cason.
Honorary pallbearers are W.P. Brown and T.W. Williford.
Smith Funeral Home of Wadley has charge of arrangements.

C. A. Price, 91
TWIN CITY--Funeral for C.A. Price, 91, was held Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Baptist Rest Primitive Baptist Church of Twin City with Elder Tommy McGee and Tommy Rountree officiating. Burial was at Old Canoochee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
He died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, at Statesboro Nursing Home.
A native of Johnson County, Mr. Price was the son of the late P.G. and Trudie Mathis Price. He was a master carpenter and member of the Baptist Rest Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Nyla Faye Price of Twin City; one daughter, Marsha Price Greer of Douglasville; one son, Drew Price of Gibson; a sister, Lula Mae McNeely of Kite; three brothers, Doyce Price of Summertown, P.G. Price of Beach Island S.C. and Shirkey Price of Columbus; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were nephews, Jon Price, David McNeely, George Lumpkin, Larry Price, Denny Price, Rickey Price, Harry Price and Dean Price.
Honorary pallbearers were Emmitt Rountree, Lee Rountree, Phagen Watson, Charles Woods, Johnny Scott, Sonny Trapnell, Billy Brown and Jessie Scott.
Southern Heritage Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Ruby Kight Garland, 71
SWAINSBORO-- Funeral for Ruby Kight Garland, 71, was held Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at 3 p.m. at Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Bert Flanders and the Rev. Donnie Bush officiating. Burial was at Spring Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
She died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta after an extended illness.
A native of Johnson County, Mrs. Garland was a homemaker and member of Spring Hill Baptist Church. She was wife of the late Howard Otis Garland and mother of the late Larry Sheppard and Effie Sheppard.
Survivors include one stepdaughter, Janice Prickett of Matthews; five sisters, Doris Adams of Glenwood, Joann Mason and Emmer Cooper, both of Kite, Juanita Bush of Swainsboro and Ernestine Harper of Forsyth; one brother, J.T. "Red" Kight of Swainsboro; 3 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and 3 adopted children.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

Lucile Gentry Hutcheson, 86
ADRIAN--Funeral for Lucile Gentry Hutcheson, 86, was held Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Sardis Primitive Baptist Church near Kite. Elder Woodrow Beasley, Elder Reid Davis and the Rev. Paul Douglas officiated. Burial was at the church cemetery.
She died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002 at Emanuel County Nursing Home after an extended illness.
Mrs. Hutcheson was a native of Irwin County and a homemaker. She was also a member of Sardis Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph Franklin Hutcheson of Adrian; two daughters, Nannette Radford and Annie Jo Mathis, both of Adrian; two sons, Franklin Gentry Hutcheson of Savannah and Robert "Jimbo" Hutcheson of Adrian; one brother, Hoke Gentry of Rebecca; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Stan Radford, Frankie Hutcheson, Freddie Hutcheson, Bill Mathis, Tracy Hutcheson, J.R. Mathis, Ted Sconyers, David Clavier and Thomas Sconyers.
Honorary pallbearers were Buddy Lawson, Wessie Flanders, Arthur Evans, Crawford McNeely, John B. Moore, Dorsey Flanders Sr., Raymond Riner, Roy Douglas, Dean Flanders, Harry Martin, Mickey Flanders, Talmadge Smith and Waylan Jones.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

Bobby Layton Ware Sr.
RICHMOND HILL--Funeral for Bobby Layton Ware Sr. was held Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at 3 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Bryan Chapel of Richmond Hill. Burial was at Burnt Church Cemetery.
He died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness.
Mr. Ware was born in Emanuel County but lived most of his life in the Savannah area. He was a graduate of Commercial High School. He owned and operated Dunn Milling Company of Swainsboro from 1958-70. He also retired in 1999 after 20 years from General Electric where he was an engineer in the nuclear division.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Hamilton Ware of Richmond Hill; one son, Bobby Layton Ware Jr. of Richmond Hill; one sister, Judy Ware Harper of Athens; 2 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Scott Seymour, Kenny Tootle, Rick Wooten, Cris Chappell, David Harvey and John Rountree.
Carter Funeral Home Bryan Chapel of Richmond Hill had charge of arrangements.

Ella Mae Usher, 84
STATESBORO--Funeral for Ella Mae Usher, 84, was held Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at 3 p.m. at Johnson Grove Baptist Church of Bulloch County with the Rev. J.C. Newkirk officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.
She died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at East Ga. Regional Hospital of Statesboro after an extended illness.
Mrs. Usher was the daughter of the late Simpson and Mattie Roberts. She was a member of Johnson Grove Baptist Church where she enjoyed working, singing and playing the piano.
Survivors include one daughter, Jackie Howard of Orlando, Fla.; four sisters, Mary Lester of Sylvania, Clyde Bowman and Dorothy Rountree, both of Red Bank, N.J., Albertha Jackson of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; two brothers, Cleveland Roberts of Lake Wales, Fla. and John Roberts of Miami, Fla.; one granddaughter; several nieces, nephews and relatives.
Mosley's Funeral Home, Inc. had charge of arrangements. 

Tobie M. Wilson Jr., 62
KITE--Funeral for Tobie M. Wilson Jr., 62, was held Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Southern Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kelmer Durden officiating. Burial was at Bethel Church Cemetery.
He died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002 at Emanuel County Nursing Home.
A native of Emauel County, Mr. Wilson was the son of the late Tobie M. and Nannie Sheppard Wilson. He was a retired butcher and member of Kite Church of God.
Survivors include four daughters, Cindy Hill of West Palm Beach, Fla., Melanie Powell of Vidalia, Teresa Newsome of Kite and Tammy Donaldson of Twin City; one brother, Joe Wilson of Kite; two sisters, Gail Sconyers of Swainsboro and Wanda Smith of Adrian; and eight grandchildren.
Southern Heritage Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Dylan "Zade" Pace, 3
KITE--Funeral for Dylan "Zade" Pace, 3, was held Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Kite Church of God with the Rev. Allen Meeks and the Rev. Earl Warnock officiating. Burial was at Kite City Cemetery.
He died Monday, Nov. 5, 2002, at his residence.
Master Pace was born Nov. 17, 1999 in Macon.
Survivors include his mother, Donna Turner of Kite; his father, Robert Pace of Toombsboro; a twin brother, Dakota Zane Pace of Kite; a sister, Shelly Turner Moore of Jackson, S.C.; maternal grandmother, Lois Morris of Kite and paternal grandmother, Carolyn Monroe of Toombsboro.
Southern Heritage Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Ruth O. Edenfield, 90
POOLER--Funeral for Ruth O. Edenfield, 90, was held Friday, Nov. 8, 2002 at Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, West Chatham Chapel. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
She died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002 at Evens Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Edenfield was born in Swainsboro and lived in Pooler many years. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church where she was a member of the women's Sunday school class. She was also a member of Richard T. Turner Order of the Eastern Star #332 where she was a past Matron. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Edenfield.
Survivors include two daughters, Ann Smith of Statesboro and Billie Roth of Pooler; one son, Jerry Edenfield of Pooler; three brothers, Henry Overstreet of Savannah, Jim Overstreet of Midville and Bobby Overstreet of Blitchton; two sisters, Either Brinson of Swainsboro and Mildred Claxton of Swainsboro; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, West Chatham Chapel had charge of arrangements.


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