Mable Emmett Ingram
Mable Emmett Ingram, 69, of Barnesville, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997
in an Upson County hospital in Thomaston.
A native of Lamar County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie
E. Emmett and the late Sara Clark Emmett.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Ingram of Barnesville; daughters,
Sara Arlene Ingram, Glena Sue Ingram Waters of Barnesville and Wyona Ingram
Hamby of Atlanta; a son, Charles A. "Hotshot" Ingram Jr. of Barnesville;
three grandchildren; a sister, Myrtice Emmett Piper of Cedartown and a
brother, Ernest Emmett of Sugar Hill.
Services were held Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997 in New Life Baptist Church
in Barnesville. The Revs. Elmer J. Padgett and Charles Killingsworth officiated.
Interpretation for the deaf was done by Sign Language Interpreting Specialists
of Norcross. Interment was in Lamar Memory Gardens in Barnesville.
Haisten Funeral Home of Barnesville had charge of arrangements.
Lee Allen Kemp
Lee Allen Kemp, 83, of Barnesville, died Monday, Dec. 1, 1997 in an
Upson County hospital.
A native of Midville, he was a member of Barnesville First Baptist
Survivors include his wife, Billie Coleman Kemp of Barnesville; a brother,
Willie Kemp of Midville; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997 in the chapel of Williams
Funeral Home. The Revs. Wayne Sykes and Garth Forster officiated. Interment
was in Midville City Cemetery.
Williams Funeral Home of Barnesville had charge of arrangements.
Ethel Brannon Padgett
Ethel Marie Brannon Padgett, 59, of Barnesville, died Sunday, Dec.
7, 1997 in a Spalding County hospital.
A native of Spalding County, she was the daughter of the late Boyce
Brannon and the late Mildred Hill Brannon. She was a retired self-employed
tailor. She was a member of the Searcy Memorial United Methodist Church
Survivors include her husband, Merion G. Padgett of Barnesville; two
daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Paul Askew, Marla and Paul Godbout,
all of White City, Kan.; grandchildren, Amber, Diane and Jamie Padgett
of Clearwater, Fla., Allen, Jeramie and Andrew Askew, James, Ryan and Michael
Godbout, all of White City, Kan.; sisters, Catherine Brock of Griffin,
Velma Skipper of Conyers; a brother, William "Bill" Brannon of Barnesville;
and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997 in the chapel of Haisten
Funeral Home in Barnesville. The Rev. James W. McAllister officiated and
interment was in Lamar Memory Gardens.
Haisten Funeral Home of Barnesville had charge of arrangements.
Jimmy Lodge King Sr.
Jimmy Lodge King Sr. of Thomaston died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998 at Upson
Regional Medical Center.
Mr. King was a retired corrections officer at Upson County Correctional
Institute and a farmer.
Survivors include his wife Annie Cartwright King of Thomaston; nine
children and their spouses, Flossie Hicks, Joanne and Bobby Jackson, Yvonne
and Robert Collier, Henry King, Richard King, Ricky and Phyllis King, Eugene
King and Dirish King, all of Thomaston; and Mary Ann and Edward Walker
of Manchester; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Nina J. and Thomas Johnson
of Atlanta and Bernice and Horace Atwater of Thomaston; a brother, Allen
Alsobrooks of Milner; and several grandchildren and other relatives and
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Bentley and Sons Funeral
Home of Thomaston.
Mamie Lee Ross
Mamie Lee Ross, 77, of Monroe County died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998.
Survivors include a son, Tommy Lyons Jr. of Forsyth; two sisters, Fannie
Bentley of Barnesville and Josephine Smith of Atlanta; an aunt, Fannie
Mae Dorsey of Thomaston; two grandchildren and a grandchild-in-law, Timothy
and Marilyn Welch of Forest Park and Mamie Johnson of Morrow; five great-grandchildren
and one great-great-grandchild; and special friends, Helen Louise Welch
of Griffin and Annie Lois Byrd of Culloden; and a host of nieces, nephews
and other relatives.
Services were held Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998 at Sugar Hill AME Church.
Burial was in the church cemetery. The Rev. Willie J. Colbert officiated.
Bentley and Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston had charge of arrangements.
Sarah Virginia Sims Woodlee
Sarah Virginia "Sal" Sims Woodlee, 80, of Barnesville died Friday,
Jan. 30, 1998 in Atlanta.
A Barnesville native, Mrs. Woodlee was the daughter of the late Frank
George and Jennie Woodall Sims and was the widow of Richard James Woodlee.
She was a retired bookkeeper for Barnesville Hardware and was a member
of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Jennie Woodlee of Atlanta; a sister,
Ellen Sims Patton of Highlands, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998 in Barnesville First United
Methodist Church. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Davidson
Haisten Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Banks Fletcher
Dorothy Banks Fletcher, 72, of Lamar County, died Tuesday, March 31,
A native of Lamar County, she was the daughter of the late Dorsey and
Susie Dumas Banks. She was a member of Sandhill CME Church, where she was
an usher on the Missionary Board until her health failed. She was educated
in the Lamar County School System and was employed as a clerk for the Barnesville
Survivors include her husband, John Fletcher Sr. of Barnesville; eight
children and their spouses, Charlie and Carla Fletcher Sr. of Dublin, Betty
and Tommy Bentley, Cathy and Clarence Fletcher of Boston, Mass., Linda
and John Thurman, John and Shirley Fletcher Jr., and Hewlette Fletcher,
all of Barnesville, Jackie and Sequita Fletcher of Fayetteville and David
and Tammie Fletcher of Nolanville, Texas; 26 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;
two sisters, Helen Virden and Mary Banks, both of West Palm Beach, Fla.;
sisters and brothers-in-law, Raymond Head of West Palm Beach, Fla., Milton
and Cora Fletcher, Vivian Banks, Easter Collier and Charlie and Lizzie
Mae Williams, all of Barnesville, J.C. and Martha Fletcher of Atlanta,
Lucille Ransom of Seaside, Calif., Oscar Fletcher of Dayton, Ohio, Lillian
and Hugh Franklin of Griffin, Otis and Lunelle Fletcher of Gainesville
and Fannie Williams of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; and a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins, other relatives and friends.
Services were held Monday, April 6, 1998 at Sandhill CME Church. The
Rev. Kerry Francis officiated.
Bentley and Sons Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Willie Mae Blackmon
Willie Mae Blackmon, 93, of The Rock died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998 at
Heritage Inn in Barnesville.
An Upson County native, Mrs. Blackmon was the widow of Jessie Blackmon.
She was a cloth inspector retired from Thomaston Mills.
Survivors include a son, James C. Blackmon of The Rock; a brother,
Rev. I.G. Johnson of Thomaston; a half-brother, Ed McHargue of The Rock;
three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, Nov. 23, 1998 at Salem Cemetery in The Rock.
Rev. George Phillips officiated.
Pauline G. Weaver
Pauline G. Weaver, 75, of Barnesville died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998
at her residence.
A native of Monroe County, she lived in Lamar County most of her life.
She was a charter member of Pine View Baptist Church and was a lab technician
retired from the textile industry.
Survivors include a daughter, Kay Clark of Baton Rouge, La.
Services were held Monday, Nov. 30, 1998 in Forsyth City Cemetery.
Rev. Ken Terrell officiated.
Alvin Randall Wilkie
Alvin Randall Wilkie, 78, of Barnesville died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998.
A Cobb County native, Mr. Wilkie lived most of his life in Marietta.
He was a World War II veteran, serving with the Navy Sea Bees in the Pacific
Theater. He retired as the maintenance director for the Cobb County school
Survivors include three daughters and a son-in-law, Mary Lee Montrose
of Barnesville, Bobbie Jean and Ray Landry of Covington and Rebecca Grizzle
of Marietta; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two nephews.
Services were held Friday, Nov. 27, 1998 at Paces Family Cemetery in
Vinings. Rev. Richard Harris officiated.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 70 Perimeter
Center East, Suite 7010, Atlanta, 30346-1802.
Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta had charge of arrangements.
Mae A. Brown
Mae A. "Molly" Brown, 72, of Culloden died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999.
The daughter of the late George and Mattie Pierson Brown, Miss Brown
was a homemaker and was a member of Sharon Primitive Baptist Church in
Survivors include her brother and two sisters, Allison Brown, Virginia
Noll and Sue McSwain, all of Culloden.
Services were held Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999 at Sharon Primitive Baptist
Church. Burial was in the Pierson Family Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Sharon Primitive Baptist Church, Highway 83
South, Culloden, 31016.
Monroe County Memorial Chapel in Forsyth had charge of arrangements.
Gladys White Cook
Gladys White Cook, 80, of Barnesville died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999.
Mrs. Cook was the daughter of the late John and Fannie White and was
Survivors include her brother and two sisters, John White and Frances
Cloud, both of Barnesville, and Bessie Brown of Cleveland, Tenn.
Services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999 in Greenwood Cemetery
at 11 a.m. Rev. I.W Bowen will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the donor's favorite charity.
Monroe County Memorial Chapel in Forsyth had charge of arrangements.
Mary Sallie Gilbert
Mary Sallie W. Gilbert, 89, of Lamar County died Thursday, Feb. 4,
1999 at the Monroe County Hospital in Forsyth.
A Monroe County native, Mrs. Gilbert was born June 9, 1909 to Hunt
and Elizah Haygood. She was a longtime member of Sand Hill CME Church,
where she served as an usher and president of the usher board.
Survivors include a son, J.C. Washington Sr. of Barnesville; a stepson,
Lewis C. Washington of Barnesville; five grandchildren and their spouses,
J.C. Washington Jr. and Walter and Mildred Harden, all of Barnesville,
Sallie Pearl and Henry Foster of Orlando, Fla., and Bobby and Johnnie Mae
Washington and Margaret Griffin, all of Sanford, Fla.; a niece, Arlina
Middlebrooks of Barnesville; 20 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren
and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Services were held Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999 at Sand Hill CME Church
in Lamar County. Revs. Steve McKenzie and Kerry Frances officiated. Burial
was in the church cemetery.
Hamm's Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Lee F. Jones
Lee F. Jones, 68, of The Rock died Feb. 10, 1999 at Macon Manor Nursing
A native of Birmingham, Ala., Mr. Jones was born Sept. 21, 1930 to
the late Sam Martin Jones. He had lived in Pike County 47 years. He was
a Korean Conflict Army veteran, serving from 1951 to 1953, and was a retired
Survivors include his wife, Merelyn Allen Jones of The Rock; daughter,
Robbin Ray of The Rock; two sons, Marty Jones of The Rock and Tim Jones
of Meansville; mother, Dottie Lee Gray Jones; sister, Rebecca Jelski of
Meansville; brother, John H. Jones of Thomaston; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999 at Pasley-Fletcher Funeral
Home in Thomaston. Dr. Francis L. Ford
Sarah Hudgins McKoy
Sarah Elizabeth Hudgins McKoy, 85, of Barnesville died Sunday, Feb.
14, 1999 at Emory University Hospital.
A Barnesville native and longtime resident, Mrs. McKoy was born Feb.
5, 1914 in what was then Monroe County to William Earnest and Mildred Elizabeth
Colquitt Hudgins. She was the widow of Cecil C. McKoy. She graduated from
Barnesville Agricultural and Mechanical School in 1932 and was a member
of First United Methodist Church, having joined in 1923. She was a housewife
and retired teacher's aide.
Survivors include three children and their spouses, Rev. and Mrs. Bill
A. McKoy of Stone Mountain; Mr. and Mrs. Denny C. McKoy of Cartersville
and Doug and Midgie Starr of Barnesville; seven grandchildren, Anne McKoy
Thomson of Athens, Allison McKoy Batchelor of LaGrange, Micah McKoy Smith
of Rome, Timothy T. Turner of Barnesville, David W. McKoy of Watkinsville,
Kevin G. McKoy of Douglasville, and Matthew T. McKoy of Atlanta; and nine
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999 at First United
Methodist Church of Barnesville. Revs. Steve Davidson and David Naglee
will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to First United Methodist
Church of Barnesville.
Haisten-Martin Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Walter Raymond Royal Sr.
Walter Raymond "W.R" Royal Sr., 78, of Thomaston died Thursday, Feb.
11, 1999 in Upson Regional Medical Center.
A native of Jenkins County, Mr. Royal lived most of his life in Upson
County. He was retired from B.F. Goodrich with 32 years of service, having
worked as an overhauler in the winder room. He was a member of Clarks Chapel
Survivors include his wife, Eunice Royal of Thomaston; three sons,
Donald Royal of Barnesville, Ronald Royal and Raymond Royal Jr., both of
Thomaston; three daughters, June Carpenter of Thomaston, Judy Garvin of
Millen and Brenda Thompson of Sylvania; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Friday, Feb. 12, 1999 at Coggins Funeral Home. Burial
was in Southview Cemetery. Rev. Dean Hemphill officiated.
Glennie T. Williams
Glennie T. Williams, 79, of Barnesville, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999.
Mr. Williams was the son of the late Thomas F. and Tinnie I. Williams.
He was retired from timber sales and was a member of Good Hope Family Worship
Survivors include his wife, Stella M. Williams; four children, Charles
Williams and Joel Williams, both of Forsyth, Cecil Williams and Glenda
Beacham, both of Barnesville; four brothers and sisters, Otto Williams,
Warren Williams and Dafner Crook of Forsyth and Nita Browning of Fort Valley;
eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held Friday, Feb. 5, 1999 in Good Hope Family Worship
Center in Lamar County. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Monroe County Memorial Chapel had charge of arrangements.
Mary Parrott Black
Mary Ruby Parrott Black, 63, of Yatesville died Friday, April 23, 1999
in a Macon hospital after a brief illness.
A native of Brookhaven, Mrs. Black was the daughter of the late Thomas
Jefferson and Ruby Susan Haynes Parrott. She was a retired computer operator
with Southern Bell Company. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church
in Yatesville, and Georgia Quilters Guild and was a western square dance
instructor. She was preceded in death by a son, Stuart Billy Black.
Survivors include her husband, John Billy Black of Yatesville; a daughter,
Wynette B. Taunton of Yatesville; three brothers Frank Everette Parrott
of Fayetteville, Donald Jefferson Parrott of Fairburn and Joseph Stanley
Parrott Jr. of Palmetto; two grandsons, Christopher Stuart Black, Stephen
Christopher Taunton; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Sunday April 25, 1999, at Haisten-Martin Funeral
Home. Revs. Jeff Morgan, Jerry Cross and Tommy Parrott officiated. Burial
was in Lamar Memory Gardens.
Jerri Lynn Dawson
Jerri Lynn "Pug" Dawson, 26, of Thomaston died Monday, April 19, 1999
at a Macon hospital.
Ms. Dawson was employed by Georgia Chips Company and was a Baptist.
Survivors include her daughter, Lindsey Brook Dawson of Thomaston;
mother and stepfather, Lynda Littlejohn Merchant and Johnny Merchant of
Thomaston; grandmother, Myrtice Littlejohn of Milner; friend, Paul Moncrief
of Yatesville; several aunts and uncles, Gary Littlejohn, John Robert and
Yvonne Littlejohn, Jessie and Joyce Littlejohn, Pete and Rae Littlejohn,
Patricia and Jack Wiggins and Lena and James Akins; and a cousin, Heidi
Services were held Thursday, April 22, 1999 at Milner Baptist Church.
Rev. Keith Yelverton officiated. Burial was in Lamar Memory Gardens.
Haisten-Martin Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Donald Joseph Davis
Donald Joseph Davis Sr., 58, of Patterson, formerly of Barnesville,
died Thursday, April 22, 1999 in Satilla Regional Medical Center from an
apparent heart attack.
A native of Pierce County, Mr. Davis lived in Atlanta a number of years
before retiring from Delta Airlines after 27 years of service. Following
his retirement he lived in Gatlinburg, Tenn., for five years, remodeling
chalets that he purchased. He was in the process of building his retirement
home after returning to Patterson. He was a member of Patterson Baptist
Church and was project coordinator of the men's ministry and a former farmer
and avid gardener.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Betty Foster Davis of Patterson;
parents, Carlos and Earlesteen Hallman Davis of Patterson; a daughter and
son-in-law, Deena and Lyn Shockley of Griffin; a son and daughter-in-law,
Don and LeAnne Davis of Kennesaw; a twin brother, and sister-in-law, David
and Charlotte Davis of Brunswick; a sister and brother-in-law, Diane and
Edward "Ed" Hyers of Patterson; four grandchildren, T.J. Shockley, Savannah
Shockley and Ben Shockley, all of Griffin, and Anna Kate Davis of Kennesaw;
and several other relatives.
Services were held Saturday, April 24, 1999 at Patterson Baptist Church.
Revs. Jerry Price and Ronnie Foster officiated. Burial was in Patterson
Memorials may be made to the mission program at the church of the donor's
Pearson-Treadwell Funeral Home in Blackshear had charge of arrangements.
Ellis Flynt, 59, of Griffin died Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at his residence
after an extended illness.
A Lamar County native, Mr. Flynt was born Feb. 20, 1940 to the late
David Flynt and Sara Cole. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
in Griffin, where he served on the deacon board for several years.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Flynt of Griffin; a son and daughter-in-law,
Dock and Sheila Flynt of Griffin; a daughter, Linda Flynt of Griffin; three
sisters and a brother-in-law, Nellie Flynt of Griffin, Lillian and Hubert
Mayes of Lamar County and Mary Louise Brown of California; two brothers,
Asbury Flynt and Robert Cole, both of Lamar County; sisters- and brothers-in-law,
Phyliss Lindsey of Lamar County, John and Bertha Beck and Obediah and Lois
Floyd, all of Griffin; two aunts, Rosie Clemons and Nellie Maddox, both
of Griffin; several grandchildren, one great-grandchild, several nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends; and a special friend, Emory Tyler.
Services were held Saturday, April 24, 1999 at Pleasant Grove Baptist
Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. E.J. O'Neal officiated.
Andrew Hardaway of Cleveland, Ohio, died recently.
Survivors include two sisters and a brother-in-law, Jannie and Robert
Dixon of Atlanta and Geraldine Underwood of Cleveland, Ohio; five brothers
and three sisters-in-law, Timothy Hardaway of Cleveland, Ohio, Walter B.
and Rose Hardaway of Atlanta, John and Yvonne Hardaway of Barnesville,
Charles Hardaway of Los Angeles, Calif., and Rev. Benjamin and Stella Hardaway
of Macon; three aunts, Lucille Terrell of Washington, D.C., Frankie M.
Hardaway of The Rock and Sallie Simmons of Barnesville; and a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends.
Services were held Saturday, April 24, 1999 at West Mt. Sinai Baptist
Church in Barnesville. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Horace Fuller
Bentley and Sons Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Helen Louise Schaffer
Helen Louise Schaffer, 77, of Barnesville died Wednesday, April 14,
1999 at her residence after a lengthy illness.
A native of Polk County, Tenn., Mrs. Schaffer was the daughter of the
late Samuel Manley and Mattie Arizona Shearer Stephens and was the widow
of Harry M. Schaffer. She lived most of her life in Macon before coming
to Barnesville. She was a member of Mabel White Baptist Church in Macon
and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a son, Harry Mack Schaffer
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, George and Roxanne Schaffer
of Barnesville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Randy Pass of
Hampton and Louise and Gene Turner of Barnesville; a daughter-in-law, Elaine
Schaffer of Senoia; a brother and sister-in-law, Sam M. and Jo Evelyn Stephens
of Macon; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held Friday, April 16, 1999 in Haisten-Martin Funeral
Home. Rev. Steve Davidson officiated. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery
Kate Daniel Stapleton
Kate Daniel Stapleton, 81, of Athens died Wednesday, April 21, 1999
at her residence.
An Upson County native, Mrs. Stapleton was born Sept. 11, 1917 to the
late Tom and Charlotte Hightower Daniel. She had lived in Athens for the
past 37 years. She was a member of Athens First United Methodist Church,
the Athens Women's Garden Club and was a past member of the St. Mary's
Auxiliary. She volunteered at Athens Regional Medical Center as a Pink
Lady and was active in community affairs.
Survivors include her husband, William T. Stapleton Sr. of Athens;
two daughters, Charlotte Knight of Eatonton and Caroline Cochran of Bethesda,
Md.; a son, William T. Stapleton Jr. of Tusla, Okla.; a sister, Caroline
Kilburn of Atlanta; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday, April 24, 1999 at Oconee Hill Cemetery
in Athens. Dr. John Appleton officiated.
Bridges Funeral Home in Athens had charge of arrangements.
Lois Pennington Wilbanks
Lois Pennington Wilbanks of Houston, Texas, formerly of Barnesville,
died April 9, 1999.
A native of Wilkinson County, Mrs. Wilbanks moved to Barnesville at
age nine. After her marriage to the late J.D. Wilbanks and the birth of
two sons she moved to Houston about 1940. The family, including six other
children, has lived there ever since. Mr. Wilbanks died about two years
ago. Mrs. Wilbanks was preceded in death by her daughter, Deloris Wilbanks,
and a son, Gene Wilbanks, who died in his 20s.
Survivors include seven sons, Randall Wilbanks, Jerry Wilbanks, Barry
Wilbanks, Don Wilbanks, Steve Wilbanks, Keith Wilbanks and Jeff Wilbanks,
all of Houston; a brother, John Pennington of Barnesville; 20 grandchildren
and 23 great-grandchildren, all of the Houston area; and several nieces
Services were held in Howard Glendale Funeral Home in Houston. Rev.
Robert Wolratt officiated.