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Henry Clyde Poole, 76

ADRIAN--Funeral for Henry Clyde Poole, 76, former superintendent of Emanuel County Schools, was held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2001, from Adrian Baptist Church. The Rev. Inman Gerrald, the Rev. James Barnes, the Rev. Morris Brantley and Dr. Willie Gunn officiated.
Additional services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 19, in LaFayette City Cemetery with military honors.
He died Saturday, July 14, in Fairview Park Hospital, Dublin.
Born in Treutlen County, Mr. Poole was a son of the late Henry C. and Hattie Holton Poole. He was a graduate of Georgia Teachers College, Statesboro, and received his master's degree from Peabody-Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. He served in the Army during World War II.
An educator for 32 years, Mr. Poole served as principal and coach at Damascus High School from 1950 to 1054. From 1954 to 1969, he was principal of Adrian High School and for 12 years he served as superintendent of Emanuel County Schools.
He served in the following organizations: president of Georgia Club, Peabody-Vanderbilt University; president, Adrian Lions Club; president, Woodmen of the World; president, Emanuel County Agribusiness Council; president, First District Georgia High School Association for 13 years; president, First District Principals Association; president, Emanuel County Association of Educators; president, First District Superintendents Association; president, Swainsboro Exchange Club; president, Georgia Association of School Superintendents; president, Georgia Association of Family and Children Service Boards for State of Georgia and Emanuel County; treasurer, Emanuel County Public Library; served on board of directors for Emanuel County Health Department and served as chairman of Emanuel County Red Cross.
Mr. Poole was a member of Holton's Chapel Advent Christian Church, Treutlen County, but attended Adrian Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school.
Survivors include his wife, Fredia Abney Poole of Adrian; a daughter, Suzanne Bankston of LaFayette; a brother, Woodrow Poole of Soperton; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were John Webb, Wilbur Stephens, Elliott Barwick, Greg Barwick, Robert Fountain, Ronnie Mathis, Lanier Poole and Johnny Collins.
Honorary pallbearers were members of Swainsboro Exchange Club, board of directors of Emanuel County and Georgia Department of Family and Children Services, Emanuel County Agribusiness Board of Directors, former principals and board of education members of Emanuel County School System, Adrian Baptist Church Brotherhood and Men's Sunday School Class; Sheriff Tyson Stephens, Senator Hugh Gillis Sr., Representative Butch Parish, Robbie Toler and Jay Lawson.
Sammons Funeral Home of Soperton had charge of arrangements.

James M. 'Jimmy' Oglesby, 67

MIDVILLE--Funeral for James M. "Jimmy" Oglesby, 67, was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2001, from Union Grove United Methodist Church near Midville. The Rev. Norma Jean Thomas and the Rev. Roland Fall officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
He died Monday, July 9, following a short illness.
A native of Jenkins County, Mr. Oglesby was a member of Union Grove United Methodist Church, where he was a past chairman of the administrative board. He was a member of Ridgeway Masonic Lodge of Garfield and was the manufacturer of Jim's Meat Sauce. Mr. Oglesby was a lifetime farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Drake Oglesby of Midville; two daughters, Pam Carr of Midville and Tammy Salter of Waynesboro; a son Jamey Oglesby of Swainsboro; two brothers, Roosevelt Oglesby Jr. of Midville and Danny Oglesby of Savannah; and eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Hal Bridges, Joe Hatcher, Carson Cross, Joey Burch, Johnny Hurst, Chesley Flanders, David Oglesby and Tommy Frix. Honorary pallbearers were member of the administrative board of Union Grove United Methodist Church, member of Ridgeway Masonic Lodge, Gary Spence, Tommy Robinson, Edwin Fulghum, Terry Brown and Mike Hatcher.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary of Swainsboro had charge of arrangements.

Ottis Williford, 78

KANSAS CITY, Kan.--Ottis E. Williford, 778, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, following a brief illness.
A native of Emanuel County, Mr. Williford had lived in Kansas City 38 years. He had retired from the U.S. Army and was owner of a television cable construction company. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Otis A. Williford of Memphis, Tenn.
Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Griffin Williford; four daughters, Deanna Drake of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Sandi Wood of Moody, Texas, Susan Delich and Janet Fahye, both of Kansas City, Kan.; three sisters, Geneva Waters of Vidalia, Margaret Foskey of Oak Park and Ruth Hall of Hinesville; six brothers, R.L. Williford of Ellaville, J.R. Williford of Jacksonville, Fla., Aubrey Williford of Ft. Meyers, Fla., Bobby Williford of Jesup, Rudolph Williford of Vidalia and Don Williford of Savannah; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Rev. James Eliston Jr.

SWAINSBORO --Funeral for the Rev. James Eliston Jr. was held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2001, from Oak Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Marcellus Hannah and the Rev. Benjamin Alston officiated. Burial was in Swainsboro City Cemetery.
He died Sunday, July 8, in East Georgia Medical Center, Statesboro, following an extended illness.
A native of Tennessee, the Rev. Mr. Eliston was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He was pastor of many churches in and around Emanuel County. The Rev. Mr. Eliston was a veteran of World War II in the Navy submarine services.
Survivors include his wife, Eva Wynn Eliston of Statesboro; seven sons, James S. Eliston III and Clayton Dixon, both of Swainsboro, Ricky Kelly of Atlanta, Leon Kelly of Statesboro, the Rev. Elgin Neal Dixon of Dublin, Gary Dixon and Steven Dixon of Adrian; four daughters, Talondria Wynn of San Antonio, Texas, Tameka Wynn of Swainsboro, Terra Dixon of Adrian and Theresa D. Jefferson of Detroit, Mich.; a brothers, Robert Eliston of Miami, Fla.; 11 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Mosley's Funeral Home of Swainsboro had charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Mary Brown Thomas, 89

STILLMORE--Funeral for Mrs. Mary Brown Thomas, 89, was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2001, from Holly Spring Baptist Church in Rumulus, Ala. The Rev. W.E. Pitts officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
She died Sunday evening, July 8, following an extended illness.
A native of Tuscaloosa County, Ala., where she lived most of her life, Mrs. Thomas was a member of Holly Spring Baptist Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Bessie Hannah of Northport, Ala., Mrs. Flossie Johnson of Stillmore, Mrs. Ola Hall of Amityville, N.Y., and Mrs. Betty Thomas of Ralph, Ala.; four sons, Clemmie Thomas of Northport, Ala., Early Floyd Thomas of Hemstead, N.Y., Lucious Thomas of Northport, Ala., and James Howard Thomas of Hemstead, N.Y.; 24 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Reno Tapley Mortuary of Swainsboro had charge of arrangements.

Infant Caleb D. Wilkerson

MILLEN--Graveside service for Caleb Dewayne Wilkerson, infant son of Travis and Angela Mons Wilkerson, was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2001, from Long Branch Church Cemetery.
He died Saturday, July 14, in Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.
Survivors, in addition to the parents, include a sister, Amanda Lynn Wilkerson of Millen; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Mons of Millen; paternal grandmother, Myrtle Braddy of Swainsboro; paternal grandfather, Roy Wilkerson of Twin City; and maternal great-grandmother, Ruth Mons of Millen.
Crowe-Fields Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Latrelle Dixon, 82

TWIN CITY--Funeral for Latrelle Dixon, 82, was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2001, from Hebron Primitive Baptist Church near Garfield. Elder Tommy Rountree and Elder Mannings Temples officiated. Burial was in Twin City City Cemetery.
She died Friday, July 13, in Meadows Memorial Hospital, Vidalia.
A native of Emanuel County, Mrs. Dixon was a member of Hebron Primitive Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Sara Garren of Kite and Edith Ford of Pearland, Texas; a son, Horace Wimberly Jr. of Waynesboro; a brother, Hugh Rountree of Twin City; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Brian Rountree, Carey Rountree, Sonny Trapnell, Elbert McNair, W.J. Wimberly and Jerry Frymoth.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary of Swainsboro had charge of arrangements.

Walter Thomas Spence, 72

REIDSVILLE--Funeral for Walter Thomas Spence, 72, was held Friday, July 6, 2001, from the chapel of Cobb Funeral Home, Reidsville. The Rev. Wayne Page and the Rev. Larry Spence officiated. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Toombs County.
Formerly of Emanuel County, Mr. Spence had lived many years in Ocala, Fla., and in Metter. He was a retired truck driver. Mr. Spence served six years in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Lela Page Spence of Reidsville; two daughters, Janice Spence Raymond of Covington and Angela Spence Herrington of Twin City; and a son, Walter Thomas Spence Jr. of Jesup.
Pallbearers were Ralph Paige, Steve Paige, Larry Hadden, Keith Slater, Ashley Paige and Joey Parrish.
 

Thomas E. Sause, 74

SWAINSBORO--Service for Thomas E. Sause, 74, was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15, from the chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary. Father Bill Smith officiated. Burial was in Eastbrook Cemetery, Swainsboro.
He died Thursday, July 12, at his residence following an extended illness.
A native of Youngstown, Ohio, and former resident of Emanuel County, Mr. Sause had resided in Ft. Meyers, Fla., 20 years before moving back to Emanuel County. He had retired from Automatic Sprinkler Company after 32 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Sause was the son of the late Frank and Geraldine Sause.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Gayan Sause of Swainsboro; two daughters, Diane Sause and Karen Hartmeyer, both of Swainsboro; two sons, Thomas Edward Sause Jr. of Bartow and Ronald James Sause of Iva, S.C.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary of Swainsboro had charge of arrangements.

Alvin Festus Meeks, 86

VERO BEACH, Fla.--Graveside service for Alvin Festus Meeks, 86, was held at 12 noon Monday, July 16, 2001, from Long Creek Primitive Baptist Church cemetery near Summertown. Elder Tommy Rountree officiated.
He died Wednesday, July 11, at his residence.
A native of Johnson County, Mr. Meeks had moved to Vero Beach in 1935 from Swainsboro, being the first Meeks family to settle in Indian River County. He was a carpenter the entire time he lived in Vero Beach, except for 1945 to 1946 when he was with Vero Beach Police Department. Mr. Meeks had been a member of Carpenters Local #1477 since 1942.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Tomerlin of Columbia, S.C., and Lavelle Graham of Scottsdale, Ariz.; seven sons, Austin Meeks, Johnny Meeks and Gerald Meeks, all of Vero Beach, Fla., Charles Meeks of Washington, D.C., Ronnie Meeks of Carlsbad, N.M., Edgar Meeks of Franklin, N.C., and Lamar Meeks of Fort Pierce, Fla.; 29 grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary of Swainsboro had charge of arrangements.

 

Mrs. Bessie O. Williamson, 87

SOPERTON--Funeral for Mrs. Bessie O. Williamson, 87, was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2001, from the chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary, Swainsboro. The Rev. Lamar Little officiated. Burial was in Corbin Family Cemetery near Soperton.
She died Sunday, July 15, in Emanuel County Nursing Home, Swainsboro, following an extended illness.
A native of Emanuel County, Mrs. Williamson graduated from Oak Park High School. She was a member of Morningside Baptist and was the daughter of the late Neal Corbin and Dora Kirby. Mrs. Williamson was the widow of James Meadows "Jim" Williamson and was the mother of the late James Ronald "Ronnie" Williamson.
Survivors include a sister, Zelma Williamson of Soperton; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Richard J. Williamson Jr., James Williamson, Louis Bellamy, Ashley Corbin, Max Phillips, Chris Williamson, Greg Williamson and Allen Morris.
Honorary pallbearers were Kermit Phillips, Russell Tanner, Bernard Hall, Hildrey Corbin, Don Corbin, Neal Corbin, Curtis Corbin, Frank Mumby, Robert Mumby and Richard J. Williamson Sr.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary of Swainsboro had charge of arrangements.
 
 

Mrs. Edna F. Youngblood, 87

MILLEDGEVILLE--Funeral for Mrs. Edna Fountain Youngblood, 87, was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2001, from the chapel of Williams White Columns Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Edwards officiated. Burial was in Snow Hill Cemetery in Wilkinson County.
She died Tuesday afternoon, July 3, in a local hospital.
A native of Wilkinson County, Mrs. Youngblood had lived in Gordon most of her life and had lived in Milledgeville the past seven years. She was the widow of Joe M. Youngblood and daughter of the late Frank Fountain Sr. and the late Annie Lou Whitaker Fountain. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Washington County.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jo Ann Griffin of Milledgeville; a son, Jimmy Youngblood of Milledgeville; a sister, Mrs. Arrilla Hooks of Gordon; a brother, Dick Fountain of Swainsboro; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Williams White Columns Funeral Home of Milledgeville had charge of arrangements.

Raymond W. Holland, 61

JESUP--Graveside service for Raymond W. Holland, 61, was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2001, from Plum Orchard Cemetery.
He died Wednesday, July 11, at his home.
A native of McIntosh County, Mr. Holland had lived in Darien before moving to Jesup three years ago. He was employed by Billy Love Trucking, Denmark, S.C.
Survivors include his wife, Ivy R. Holland of Jesup; two daughters, Roxanne Rozier and Cheyenne Rae Holland, both of Jesup; four sons, Wesley Holland of Swainsboro, Timmy P. Holland of Oak Hill, Fla., Michael Holland of Darien and Tony Rozier of Jesup; his mother, Robbie Holland of Eustis, Fla.; three sisters, Lanell Wiley of Umatilla, Fla., Martha Holland and Wanda Patterson, both of Eustis; two brothers, Alfred Holland of Phoenix, Ariz., and Glenn Holland of Mims, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.
Gordon-Harrison Funeral Home of Jesup had charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hazel Ross Dempsey, 65

WARNER ROBINS--Funeral for Hazel Ross Dempsey, 65, was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2001, from Shirley Hills Baptist Church. The Rev. Andy Cook officiated. Burial was in Magnolia Park Cemetery.
She died Sunday, July 15, at her residence.
Born in Dodge County, Mrs. Dempsey was the daughter of the late Wilkins B. and Annie Mae Arnold Ross. She was a member of Shirley Hills Baptist Church and of the Single Adult 1 Sunday School Class.
Survivors include her husband, Curtis E. Dempsey of Warner Robins; her mother, Annie Mae Ross of Gresston; a son, Van Dempsey of Warner Robins; two daughters, Nena Dempsey Barger of Warner Robins and Sonya Dempsey Beecher of Oak Park; three brothers, Carl Ross of Eastman and Everett Ross and Gerald Ross, both of Cochran; two sisters, Dorothy Davis of Warner Robins and Hilda Cawley of Savannah; and eight grandchildren.
Heritage Memorial Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Johnny Lee Jones Sr.

METTER--Funeral for Johnny Lee Jones Sr., was held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2001, from Hooks Chapel of Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes. The Rev. Max Alderman officiated. Burial was in Canoochee Cemetery near Twin City.
He died Tuesday, July 9, at his home.
A native of Emanuel County, Mr. Jones had lived most of his life in Metter. He was a retired carpenter and a veteran of the Army, where he served in the Korean War.
Survivors include a son, Johnny Lee Jones Jr. of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Cindy Jones of Alvarda, Texas, and Lisa Tabors of Waco, Texas; four sisters, Jane McKinley and Gail Ansley of Statesboro and Adelia Rogers and Judy Jones of Metter; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes had charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Linda D. Hood, 46

WRIGHTSVILLE--Funeral for Mrs. Linda D. Hood, 46, was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2001, from Brown Memorial Baptist Church. The Rev. Burton Dixon officiated. Burial was in Westview Cemetery.
She died Monday, July 9.
Born in Emanuel County, Mrs. Hood was the daughter of the late Woodrow Hopkins and the late Lottie Mae Ivey. She was a member of Piney Mount United Methodist Church and had retired from Johnson County Board of Education as a bus driver.
Survivors include her husband, Larry Hood of Wrightsville; children, Melinda Brantley, April Smith and Jay Hood, all of Wrightsville; brothers, Harold Ivey of Harrison and Jerry Ivey of Wrightsville; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Dwayne Ivey, Jody Ivey, Chris Ivey, Joey Ivey, Andy Crabb and Ryan Tribble.
Stanley Funeral Home of Wrightsville had charge of arrangements.

Ermie Lee Lampp, 86

DUBLIN--Funeral for Mrs. Ermie Lee Lampp, 86, was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2001, from Scot Baptist Church, Scott. The Rev. L.T. Logue and the Rev. Kenny Rowland officiated. Burial was in Poplar Springs United Methodist Church.
She died Monday, July 9.
A native of Emanuel County, she was the daughter of the late Houston M. Lampp and the late Avie Mae Ennis Lampp. She lived most of her life in Laurens County and was a member of Scott Baptist Church. She had retired from Oxford Manufacturing Company.
Survivors include two brothers, Andrew Lampp of Jacksonville, Fla., and Duell Lampp of Dublin; three sisters, Katherine Shaughnessy of Tampa, Fla., Cora Hamilton of Acworth and Mary Hardie of Dublin; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Nephews served as pallbearers.

Mrs. Mamie Gay Rowland, 91

MIDVILLE--Graveside service for Mrs. Mamie Gay Rowland, 91, was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2001, from Burke Memorial Gardens, Waynesboro.
She died Wednesday, July 11, in Burke Medical Center.
A native of Emanuel County, Mrs. Rowland was a homemaker. She was a member of Midville United Methodist Church and of Midville Garden Club.
Survivors include a son, J. Henry Rowland Jr. of Atlanta; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Crowe-Fields Funeral Home of Millen had charge of arrangements.

Henry Curtis Faircloth, 81

SWAINSBORO--Graveside service for Henry Curtis Faircloth, 81, was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2001, from Old Canoochee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery near Swainsboro. The Rev. Kelmer Durden officiated.
He died Friday, July 13, in Pleasant View Nursing Home in Metter.
A native of Johnson County, Mr. Faircloth was a member of Oak Chapel Baptist Church. He was a member of Veteran of Foreign Wars, a veteran of World War II, serving during the Korean Conflict. He had retired from Automatic Sprinkler, Swainsboro.
Survivors include two sisters, Dell Shackelford of Astor, Fla., and Yvonne Rhoades of Amelia Island, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary of Swainsboro had charge of arrangements.


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