Miscellaneous Lamar County, Georgia Obituaries
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Doris Huckaby Barksdale

Doris Huckaby Barksdale, 76, of Zebulon Road, Milner, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000 at Spalding Regional Hospital.
Mrs. Barksdale was born Feb. 24, 1924 to the late Emmett W. Huckaby and was the widow of Herman Barksdale, who died in 1984. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary 0015 and Bethel Baptist Church, and was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5448 and the National Children's Home.
Survivors include her mother, Lila Mae Gresham Huckaby Henderson; and several cousins and friends.
Services were held Thursday, Dec. 28 at McCullough Funeral Home in Griffin. Revs. Keith Ford and Franklin Gibson officiated. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Griffin.

Roumania Corley
Roumania Corley, 92, of Greenwood St., Barnesville, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000 at Spalding Regional Hospital in Griffin after a short illness.
A Pike County native, Mrs. Corley was the daughter of the late James and Millie Taylor Bankston. She worked for the William Carter Company until her retirement and lived in Barnesville for the past 68 years. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church.
Survivors include three sons, J.C. Corley and Kenneth Corley, both of Barnesville, and Donald Corley of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a daughter, Kathryn McCain of Griffin; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30 at Haisten-Martin Funeral Home in Barnesville. Rev. Franklin Gibson will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

William Cullen Edge
William Cullen Edge, 74, of McDonough died Friday, Dec. 22, 2000 at his residence.
A Forsyth native, Mr. Edge was born July 23, 1926 to the late William George and Gertrude Florence Mask Edge. He was retired from General Motors after more than 30 years of service and was a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include a daughter, Bettina M. Edge of Barnesville; son, Christopher Cullen Edge of Barnesville; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruby and Jean Leagan of McDonough; and two grandchildren, Matthew William Caudell and Rachel Lynettee Coleman, both of Barnesville.
Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000 at Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough. Rev. Jeffrey Morgan officiated.

Gary Cooper Jones
Gary Cooper Jones, 61, of Burnette Road, Barnesville died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000 at Upson Regional Hospital in Thomaston.
Mr. Jones was a member of First Baptist Church, where he was deacon and president of the Brotherhood. He was a member of the Barnesville Lions Club and was a director of Jail Ministries. He was retired from Dixie Pipeline where he was a safety and training supervisor.
Survivors include his wife Bobbie Jean Lawhorn Jones; a son and daughter-in-law, William Terry and Jennifer Jones of Austell; a daughter and son-in-law, April and Tim Kring of Suwanee; two brothers, Terry Jones of Birmingham, Ala., and Michael Jones of Griffin; and four grandchildren, Emily Kate Jones, 7, William Isaac Jones, 3, Garrett Dean Kring, 5, and Timothy Jasper Kring, 1.
Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 27 at Barnesville First Baptist Church. Rev. Garth Forster officiated. Burial was in Lamar Memory Gardens.
Haisten-Martin Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Ed Jackmell Keadle
Ed Jackmell "Jack" Keadle, 76, of Ingleside Drive, Albany, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2000 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
A Lamar County native, Mr. Keadle was born March 4, 1924. The retired owner/operator of Burton's Shoes, he had lived in Albany since 1955. He was a member of Avalon United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Civitan Club. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Frances Watkins.
Survivors include two daughters, H. Lynn Dearborn of Springfield, Mo., and Jackie Bankston of Moultrie; a brother, Kenneth Keadle of Warner Robins; four sisters, Annie Bess Nelson of Warner Robins, Montine Sorrell of Macon, Janelle Collins of Americus and Dorothy Dean Coursey of Peachtree City; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 26, at Matthews Funeral Home in Albany. Burial was in Fredonia Church Cemetery in Barnesville. Revs. Tim Steffen and Franklin Gibson officiated.

Joseph Payne Phillips
Joseph Payne "Pete" Phillips, 27, of Bellville died Friday, Dec. 22, 2000 at Memorial Hospital in Savannah after an automobile accident.
A Bulloch County native, Mr. Phillips had lived in Bellville all his life. He was a member of Claxton Baptist Church and was a 1993 graduate of Claxton High School.
Survivors include his parents, Payne and Pamela Phillips of Bellville; a brother, Robert Paul Phillips of Bellville; maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Dorothy C. McCulloch-Jackson and Joel W. Jackson of Milner; and several aunts and uncles.
Services were held Sunday, Dec. 24 at Eastside Baptist Church in Claxton. Burial were in Lake Cemetery.
Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes in Metter had charge of arrangements.

Cindy Jean Singletary
Cindy Jean Singletary, 36, of Dogwood Drive, Thomaston, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.
An Upson County native, Mrs. Singletary was the widow of Billy Singletary. A records/accounting clerk at the William Carter Company for 11 years, she was a member of Emory's Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Singletary of Thomaston; a brother, Eddie Johnson Jr. of Thomaston; and a sister, Shelia Wilson of Thomaston.
Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000 at Coggins Funeral Home in Thomaston. Burial was in Crystal Hill Cemetery in Thomaston. Rev. James Coogler officiated.

Beverly Hunnicutt Lester
Beverly "Bebe" Hunnicutt Lester, 74, of Sullivan Road, Zebulon, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001 at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston.
Mrs. Lester was born April 21, 1926. She was a member of Neal Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Rev. Jimmy Lester; three daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Rev. Glen Miller of Opelika, Ala.; Bobbie and Sam Jamison of Ellenwood and Katrina and Roger Studdard of Dalton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Linda Lester of Zebulon, Henry and Ginger Lester of Barnesville and John and Kim Lester of Byron; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Helen Carns, Orian and Jesse Maddox and Vivian and Jim Lucky, all of Griffin, and Maude and Marshall Culpepper of Ocala, Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Rev. Dan and Bev Hunnicutt of Prattville, Ala.; three sisters-in-law, Dot Mayfield of Williamson and Lena Vessell and Geraldine Hunnicutt of Griffin; 12 grandchildren; and two nieces and nephews-in-law, Sara and Bob Burke of Griffin and Wanda and George Futch of Neal.
Services were held Monday, Jan. 22 at Neal Baptist Church. Rev. Jimmy Lester officiated. Burial was in Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery in Orchard Hill.
Moody Funeral Home in Zebulon had charge of arrangements.

Alma Priscilla Slaughter
Alma Priscilla Slaughter, 82, of Jackson Avenue, Thomaston, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001 at Upson Regional Medical Center.
A Monroe County native, Mrs. Slaughter lived most of her life in Thomaston. She was a spinner retired from Thomaston Mills after 20 years of service. She was a member of First Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Collins and Martha Fogarty, both of Thomaston; two brothers, James Driskell and Pete Driskell, both of Barnesville; a sister, Elsie McGouirk of Thomaston; a grandson, Tony Fogarty of Williamson; a granddaughter, Lacy Adams of Thomaston; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, Jan. 29, at Coggins Funeral Home in Thomaston. Revs. Keith Adams and James Coogler officiated. Burial was in Southview Cemetery in Thomaston.

Mary Haygood Stocks
Mary Alice Haygood Stocks of Forsyth Street, Barnesville, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001 at Monroe County Hospital in Forsyth.
A Forsyth native, Mrs. Stocks was the daughter of the late William Tyler and Eliza Frances Pierson Haygood and was the widow of James Ottis Stocks. She was an inspector retired from the William Carter Company and was the oldest member of Ramah Primitive Baptist Church. She lived in Barnesville most of her life.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James Tyler and Lucy Stocks Sr.; seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.
Services were held Friday, Jan. 26 at Haisten-Martin Funeral Home. Rev. Pat McCoy officiated. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Barnesville.

William Larry Thornton
William Larry Thornton, 53, of Weavers Front Road, High Falls, in Butts County, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001 at his residence.
A Spalding County native, Mr. Thornton was born April 8, 1947 to the late William Barney Thornton. He was retired from the trucking industry.
Survivors include his mother, Rosalie English Maloy of Milner; a sister, Lynn T. Griffin of Norcross; an aunt, Bessie Colwell of Griffin; two nephews, Mark and Tanner McCullough of Griffin; and a friend, Debbie Thompson of Jackson.
Services were held Friday, Jan. 26, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Dr. Russell I. Bean officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.

John L. Dallas
John L. Dallas, 73, of Griffin died Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at Crawford W. Long Hospital in Atlanta.
A Spalding County native, Mr. Dallas was born July 23, 1927 to the late Thomas R. and Marietta Lucas Dallas and was the widower of Sara Frances Head Dallas. He was a member of Second Baptist Church and was retired from the city of Griffin. He also was a retired Army sergeant, having served in World War II and Korea.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Edith Dallas Brown and Lynn and Dave Johnson, all of Pike County; a son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Deana Dallas of Hampton; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Ethel Moore of Macon and Nell and Johnny Lester of Griffin; six grandchildren, Megan Brown, Amanda Brown, Laurel Brown, Rebecca Johnson, Anna Leigh Johnson and Andrew Dallas; a great-grandchild, Micaela Brown; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday, April 5 at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home in Griffin. Rev. Jack Pickle officiated. Burial was in Milner Baptist Church Cemetery.

John D. Gordy
John D. Gordy, 77, of Highway 341 South, Barnesville, died Friday, April 6, 2001 at Monroe County Hospital in Forsyth after a short illness.
A Meansville, Pike County, native, Mr. Gordy was born June 26, 1923 to the late General and Zellie Bishop Gordy. He was a carpenter for W.A. Coleman Contractor Company and was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Reno Henley Gordy of Barnesville; a son, Gleen Gordy of McDonough; three daughters, Beverly King and Karen Landers, both of Barnesville, and Barbara Clark of Zebulon; a brother, Ted Gordy of Griffin; two sisters, Lucy Smith of LaGrange and Mary Gordy of Atlanta; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday, April 8, at Piedmont Baptist Church Cemetery.
Haisten-Martin Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Frances Crouch Henderson
Frances Lucile Crouch Henderson, 91, of Maple Drive, Griffin, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2001 at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston.
An Atlanta native, Mrs. Henderson was born Sept. 16, 1909 to the late Burrell K. and Lois Dingler Crouch. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Crouch of Barnesville. She was reared by an aunt, the late Opal Dingler of Williamson, and was a longtime member of First Christian Church and was active in its Christian Women's Fellowship, Sunday school and other activities. She was a member of the Women's Club of Griffin and a beautician for many years.
Survivors include her husband, Troy E. "Chick" Henderson of Griffin; a son, John E. Henderson of Griffin; a sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Marion Black of Melbourne, Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Pat Crouch of Akin, S.C.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were held Thursday, April 5 at Haisten-Woodlawn Funeral Home in Griffin. Rev. Marion Goddard officiated. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery in Concord.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice of charity.

Connie Lewis Nicholas
Connie Lewis Nicholas, 50, of McKinley Drive, Griffin, died Friday, April 6, 2001 at Spalding Regional Hospital.
Mrs. Nicholas was born March 19, 1951 to the late Albert Raymond Lewis. She was an assistant loan officer for United Bank of Barnesville for 20 years and had lived in Barnesville all her life until moving to Griffin eight years ago. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness Church in Griffin and worked with the American Cancer Society.
Survivors include her mother, Annie Compton Lewis of Barnesville; a son, Ashton Blake Nicholas of Orchard Hill; three daughters, Jennifer Nicholas Kirkland of LaGrange, Jill Nicholas Carroll of Cumming and Brook Nicholas of Griffin; two sisters, Brenda Lewis Dukes of Griffin and Deborah Lewis Sanders of Barnesville; two granddaughters, Macie and Kaylee Nicholas of Orchard Hill; a grandson, Trey Kirkland of LaGrange, and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday, April 9 at Lamar Memory Gardens in Barnesville. David Cunningham officiated. A memorial service followed at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness Church in Griffin.
Haisten-Martin Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Flora Lawrence Perdue
Flora Lawrence Holder Perdue, 73, of Old Alabama Road, Milner, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at her residence.
A Lamar County native, Mrs. Perdue was born Aug. 28, 1928 to the late Brady and Amanda Lawrence. She was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, deacon Alfred Perdue; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Henry L. and Josephine Holder of McDonough, Matthew Holder of Griffin, Warren and Carolyn Holder of North Carolina, Thomas and Grace Holder of Barnesville and Rev. James E. and Darlene Holder of Meansville; six stepchildren, Mary Jane Fowler, Annie Grace Stanley, Sylvester Perdue, A.J. Perdue, Annie R. Burden and Eddie Joe Perdue; and adopted daughter, Fannie Hosley; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Bertha Bell of College Park and Groven and James Stephenson; eight grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Services were held Sunday, April 8 at Shiloh Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. D.L. Driver officiated.
Bentley's and Sons Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Wyche-Key
Dorothy Gertrude Wyche-Key, 68, of Barnesville died Thursday, March 29, 2001
Mrs. Key was born Jan. 29, 1933 to the late Ezra Roscoe and Flossie Nims Wyche. She was a longtime member of Sugar Hill AME Church, and while living in Savannah was a member of Bethel AME Church. A graduate of Fort Valley State College and Savannah State College, she was an educator in Chatham, Lamar and Pike counties for more than 25 years.
Survivors include her husband Washington Monroe Key, Jr., whom she married in 1959; five children and their spouses, Cochetta Rivers and Andrea M. and Ronald Key-Butler Sr., all of Savannah, Jacqueline Z. Key-Smith and Chauncey Demetrise and Latoshia Key, all of Barnesville, Washington Monroe and Monica Key III of Atlanta; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Lottie and Joe Alford, Mable and Rev. Marion Underwood Sr., and Mary W. Banks, all of Barnesville, and Flossie and Melvin Woodard Sr. of Albany; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Ezra B. Wyche of Detroit, Mich., Roscoe Wyche of Savannah and Frank and Frances Wyche Sr. of Barnesville; 17 grandchildren and their spouses, Eric S. and Audrey Grey and André Geeter, all of Statesboro, Kanisha and Chauncey McIntosh and Chaz and London Key, all of Atlanta, Zannetta Ayona Smith, Maurice and Key Stewart Jr. and Taylor Key, all of Barnesville, and Alexis Butler, Jasmine Butler, Rhondolyn Butler, Keisha Butler, Kristen Butler, Kassandra Butler, Ronald Butler Jr., Ashley Butler and Amber Butler, all of Savannah; three great-grandchildren and several other relatives and friends.
Services were held Tuesday, April 3 at Sugar Hill AME Church in Barnesville. Rev. Willie J. Colbert officiated. Burial was in Lamar Memory Gardens in Barnesville.
Bentley and Sons Funeral Home in Barnesville had charge of arrangements.

Frank Plante
Frank Plante of Jonesboro died Friday, June 8, 2001.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Betty Plante of Jonesboro; a son, Greg Plante of Jonesboro; two daughters and sons-in-law, and Andrea and Richard Gonzalez, all of Jonesboro, Sherry and Rick Heard of Portland, Ore.; a daughter-in-law, Vera Plante of Kansas City; a sister, Andrea Johnson of Riverside, Calif.; four grandsons, Lance Gonzalez, Ricky Heard, Aaron Heard and Phillip Plante; and four granddaughters,Monica Plante, Kimberly Plante, Stefanie Gonzalez and Sarah Plante; and many nephews, nieces and friends.
A memorial mass will be celebrated Friday, June 15, at 11 a.m. at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Jonesboro. A reception will follow in the church hall, when the family will receive friends. Flowers may be sent to the church hall on June 14.

Donald George Warner
Donald George Warner, 72, of Ruth Street, Griffin, died Saturday, June 2, 2001 at his residence.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Warner was born April 2, 1929 to the late George L.E. and Mildred Warnke Warner and was the widower of Millie Peters Warner and Dorothy Gillium Warner. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wendy Springer. He was retired from Holan Manufacturing after 43 years of service, was a member of the Griffin Moose Lodge and was a Korean War Army veteran.
Survivors include a son, Barry Warner of Barnesville; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Laura and Danny Baxter of Griffin, Lisa and John Buchanan of Barnesville and Belinda Bunn of Griffin; a sister and brother-in-law, Katherine and Don Treat of Ohio; and eight grandchildren, Terry Brown Jr., D.J. and Megan Baxter, Amber Buchanan, Mathew Roode, Eric and Kyle Springer and Logan Springer-Erickson.
Services were held Wednesday, June 6, at McCullough Funeral Home in Griffin. Burial was in Westwood Gardens. Rev. James Burleson officiated.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Georgia, 2452 Spring Rd., Smyrna, 30080.

Walter Banks
Walter Banks, 70, of Owens Lane, Barnesville, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at Jackson Hospital in Miami, Fla.
Mr. Banks worked for the city of Miami for 23 years and had lived in Barnesville 11 years.
Survivors include his wife, Odessa Banks of Miami; son, Corey Banks of Miami; daughter, Alicia Draton of Miami; sister, Frances Foster of Barnesville; five nephews, Rodney Foster, Wayne Foster, Johnny Banks, Randy Foster and Steve Foster, all of Barnesville; four nieces, Ruth Mae Anderson of Atlanta, Mary Ann Grant, Thelma Foster and Robin Foster, all of Barnesville; and a cousin, Bessie Wilson of Los Angeles, Calif.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Lincoln Memorial in Miami.

Lucille Holloway
Lucille Holloway of Jackson Street, Barnesville, died Aug. 6, 2001, at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston.
Survivors include three daughters, Jewell Walker of Macon, Dollie Miller of Barnesville and Shirley Massey of Miami, Fla.; two sons, Joseph Holloway and Cyrus Holloway, both of Barnesville; five sisters, Ines Watts and Ocie Fletcher, both of Barnesville, Mable Perdue and Charlie M. Worthey, both of Atlanta, and Jessie P. White of Detroit, Mich.; and a brother, Johnny R. Russell of Barnesville.
Services were held Friday, Aug. 10 at Greater Springhill Baptist Church in Milner. Rev. E.J. O'Neal officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
McDowell United Funeral Home in Griffin had charge of arrangements.

Cecila Jane Click Tilley
Cecila Jane Click Tilley, 34, of Griffin, formerly of Maryville, Tenn., died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at Spalding Regional Hospital.
Mrs. Tilley was a member of New Life Baptist Church in Barnesville. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Click.
Survivors include her husband, Mike Tilley; son, Brandon Tilley; parents, Jimmy and Margaret Click of Maryville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Zandra and Mike Coppenger of Maryville and Stephanie and Scott Stripling of Tupelo, Miss.; two nieces and a nephew, Keleigh Coppenger, Katie Stripling and Jarod Coppenger; and grandparents, James H. and Ruby Skidmore of Lenoir City, Tenn.
Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 7 at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home in Maryville. Rev. Charles Killingsworth officiated. Burial was Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Lakeview Cemetery in Lenoir City.

Margaret H. Maddox
Margaret Harper Maddox, 80, of Barnesville, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at a Thomaston health facility.
Mrs. Maddox was the widow of the late George Maddox. She was a lifelong resident of Lamar County and was the daughter of the late Charles William and Mary Sappington Harper. She was a homemaker and a member of Marvin United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Jan Maddox of Jackson; brother, Charles William Harper of Columbus; granddaughter, Ginger Maddox of Jackson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Marvin United Methodist Church. Revs. Alan Wakeman, Linda Jones and Scott Brenton officiated. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.
White Columns Funeral Home in Barnesville had charge of arrangements.

Felton Mathews
Felton Mathews, 87, of Barnesville died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Upson Regional Medical Center. 
A Crawford County native, Mr. Mathews lived most of his adult life in Lamar County. He was the son of the late Wright and Clay Cody Mathews and the widower of Elizabeth Rowland Mathews. He was retired from General Tire Company and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Danny McKibben of Barnesville; son and daughter-in-law, Felton Mathews Jr. and Andrea Mathews of Trussville, Ala.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 
Services were held Sunday, Oct. 14, in White Columns Funeral Home. Rev. Gary Hately officiated. Burial was in Lamar Memory Gardens.

Edna Akins Payne
Edna Akins Payne, 82, of High Falls Road, Jackson, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at Providence Health Care in Thomaston.
A Spalding County native, Mrs. Payne was born Sept. 26, 1919, and was the widow of Daniel Garr “Hoot” Payne. She was retired from Jaco Mills and Spalding Knitting Mills and was a member of Rehobeth Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Jimmy Waddell of Thomaston; three brothers, Rufus Akins, Herbert Akins and Allen Akins, all of Griffin; three sisters, Sarah English of Zebulon, Alice Sauls of Barton, S.C., and Carolyn Bunn of Griffin; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Friday, Oct. 12, at Rock Springs Congregational Methodist Church. Revs. Dean Hemphill and Floyd Argin officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Haisten-Woodlawn Funeral Home in Griffin had charge of arrangements.

Grace Hallquist Scholl
Grace Hallquist Scholl, 67, of Laramie Road, Griffin, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Christian Hospice Ministries in Griffin.
A native of Bridgeport, Conn., Mrs. Scholl was the daughter of the late Everett and Hilda Hallquist and was preceded in death by a brother, Everett Hallquist Jr. She grew up in Trumble, Conn., and was a graduate of Northeastern Bible College in Essex Falls, N.J., where she majored in organ and minored in voice. She moved to Griffin in 1966 and served as organist of First Baptist Church until 1980. She was the organist at Barnesville First Baptist Church for the past 14 years. She began teaching piano in 1957 and taught hundreds of students during her life, including residents of Faith’s Home. She was a member of Barnesville First Baptist Church and the Griffin Music Club and was a director of Christian Air Ministry.
Survivors include her husband, Willard Scholl of Griffin, a stepson, Douglas Scholl of Sharpsburg; a brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Betty Hallquist of Trumble; a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Rev. Bob Eckler of Fishkill, N.Y.; grandchildren and their spouses, Lori and Tony Martinez and Jenny and Teddy Meeks; great-grandchildren, Morgan, Hudson and Davis Meeks and Ann Marie, Alexandra and Chaz Martinez, all of Griffin; several nieces and nephews and two friends, Marjorie Hardcastle and Rebecca Scholl.
Services were held Thursday, Oct. 11, in Barnesville First Baptist Church. Rev. Garth Forster officiated. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Christian Air Ministry, P.O. Box 1245, Griffin, 30224.
Haisten-Martin Funeral Home in Barnesville had charge of arrangements.

Rachel Louise Weaver
Rachel Louise Weaver, 84, of Barnesville, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at her residence.
A Greenville native, Mrs. Weaver was born July 28, 1917, to the late Francis Marion and Katherine Pitts Flournoy. She was a homemaker and a member of Griffin First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her husband, John W. Weaver of Barnesville; son and daughter-in-law, Victor Lee and Betty Lynn Weaver; two daughters, Gail Morris of Jonesboro and Sylvia Richardson of Marietta; two sisters, Nellie Dorsey of Thomaston and Unice Sistrunk of Millington, Tenn.; five grandchildren and their spouses, Melanie and Wayne Reeves, Lori Patrick, Clint and Nikki Morris, Valerie Weaver and Brian Weaver; and four great-grandchildren, Trey Reeves, Aaron Reeves, Melissa Morris and Shane Gregory.
Services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16 in McCullough Funeral Home in Griffin. Revs. Timothy Dalstrom and Spencer Frye will officiate. Burial will be in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

Merrill Bishop
Merrill “Pop” Bishop, 73, of Griffin, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at Sunbridge Care and Rehab.
Mr. Bishop was born Feb. 18, 1928 to the late William James and Annie Lee Womack Bishop and was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Bishop, six brothers and four sisters. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church and was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars post 5448 in Griffin and the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Bishop; five sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Hazel Conkle of Griffin, Jim and Deborah Bishop of Fayetteville, Ron and Donna Bishop of Milner, Harold and Christine Bishop of Douglasville and Darold and Rhonda Bishop of Dacula; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Kenny Granger of Byron and Lisa and Jay Perkins of Griffin; three stepsons and two stepdaughters-in-law, Mack Evans of Griffin, Walter and Becky Evans and Darnell and Faye Evans, all of Jacksonville; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Catherine Ross of Barnesville and Jacqueline and Leon Davis of Griffin; 17 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and friends Homer and Ruth Littlejohn of Griffin.
Services were held Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Faith Baptist Church. Burial was in Griffin Memorial Gardens.
McCullough Funeral Home in Griffin had charge of arrangements.

Malcolm C. Davies
Malcolm C. “Josh” Davies, 88, of Griffin died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
A Monroe County native, Mr. Davies was born Nov. 16, 1913. He was the retired owner of Wright’s Ice Cream Company and a member of Southside Baptist Church, where he had been a deacon, trustee and Sunday school teacher.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Virginia Benson Davies; a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Tom Lewis of Tampa, Fla.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Malcolm Davies of Warner Robins, Jerry and Joyce Ann Davies of Griffin and Philip and Tina Davies of Barnesville; a brother, Lamar Davies of Gainesville; two sisters, Mary Doss of Bainbridge and Lynette Hutchison of Gainesville; six grandsons, Michael Lewis, Brian Davies, Christopher Lewis, Brantley Davies, Ryan Davies and Dan Davies; three granddaughters, Carolyn Davies, LaVonda Davies and Laura Masters; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 27, at McCullough Funeral Home in Griffin. Rev. Steven Davies, a nephew and pastor of Village Baptist Church in Destin, Fla., officiated.
Memorials may be made to the Together We Grow program at Southside Baptist Church.

Margie Marie Adair Gift
Margie Marie Adair Gift, 75, of Navajo Court, Barnesville, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at Coliseum Medical Center in Macon.
A native of Putnam, Okla., Mrs. Gift had lived in Barnesville 37 years. She was a member of First Christian Church in Seiling, Okla.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Elden Ross “Fuzz” Gift; three daughters, Linda Ruth Gift Akins of Barnesville, Penny Sue Gift Clark of Warner Robins and Tracey Marie Gift Dell of Forsyth; three sisters, Mrs. Robert Verville, Mrs. Keith Harris and Mrs. Robert Everett, all of Wichita, Kan.; seven grandchildren, April Dawn Clark Browning, Roy David Clark, Michelle Leigh Clark, Amanda Ashley Akins Horne, Adrienne Adair Akins, Taylor Lewis Dell and Ashlyn Marie Dell; and four great-grandchildren, Collin Browning, Meghan Clark, Zachary Bunn and Elizabeth Crawley.
Services were held Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Haisten-Martin Funeral Home in Barnesville. Rev. Gil McGinnis officiated. Burial was in Lamar Memory Gardens.

Grover C. Ginn
Grover C. Ginn, 75, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, after a battle with cancer.
A Barnesville native, Mr. Ginn was born Sept. 28, 1926, to the late Vera Rudasill and Grover Cleveland Ginn. He was a graduate of Gordon Military Academy and the University of Georgia and was a World War II Army veteran, serving in Japan, and a Korean War veteran. He was employed by Atlanta Gas Light Company for 34 years, retiring in 1990 as the Atlanta customer service manager.
Survivors include his wife, Bess Talbert Ginn of Atlanta; two sons, Clint Ginn and Jack Ginn, both of Atlanta; two daughters-in-law, Jenny Guilbert Ginn and Jodie Golden Ginn, both of Atlanta; a sister, Leonora Ginn of Barnesville; a brother, Calvin Ginn of Barnesville; and four grandsons, Thomas Ginn, Nicholas Ginn, Jason Ginn and Avery Ginn, all of Atlanta.
Services were held Sunday, Dec. 2, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Decatur. Revs. David Hancock and Susan Ashe and Dr. Dan Rice officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Oak Grove building fund, 1722 Oak Grove Rd., Decatur, 30033.
A.S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home in Decatur had charge of arrangements.

Helen Guimento
Helen Guimento, 75, of Old Highway 41, Milner, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at Spalding Regional Hospital in Griffin.
A lifelong resident of Milner, Mrs. Guimento was born Jan. 18, 1926 and was a member of Milner Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Cataldo “Cal” Guimento; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Betsy Guimento of Griffin; a daughter and son-in-law, Robin Smith and William Henderson of Marietta; a sister and brother-in-law, Bettye and Reuben Perkins of Milner; four grandchildren, Tiffany, Whitney and Ashley Guimento of Griffin and Michael Smith of Marietta; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday, Dec. 1, in Milner Baptist Church Cemetery. Dr. Ted Moody officiated.
Moody Funeral Home in Zebulon had charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Tyus Johnson
Dorothy Tyus Johnson, 90, of Atlanta died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.
The daughter of the late Dora and Lewis Tyus of Barnesville, Mrs. Johnson was married Sept. 15, 1934, to the late Clarence F. Johnson and had lived in Atlanta since 1940. She was a graduate of Brenau College in Gainesville where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and was a member of Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta and its Alethea Sunday School class, the Camellia Garden Club and Atlanta Historical Society.
Survivors include her daughter, Dorothy Johnson Glass; son-in-law, Peter Brooks Glass of Atlanta; sister, Peggy Tyus O’Dell of Barnesville; and two granddaughters, Dorothy Marie Glass and Hayden Brooks Glass.
Services were held Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Patterson’s Spring Hill. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Barnesville.
Memorials may be made to Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church or the donor’s favorite charity.
H.M. Patterson and Son had charge of arrangements.

Calvin Wesley Littleton Sr.
Calvin Wesley Littleton Sr., 71, of Barnesville died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, in an Atlanta hospital.
An Upson County native, Mr. Littleton lived most of his adult life in Lamar County. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Will Littleton, was retired from the Wllliam Carter Company and was an Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Blackmon Littleton of Barnesville; his son, Calvin Wesley Littleton Jr. of Barnesville; a sister, Doris Hale of Thomaston; and a brother, John Will Littleton Jr. of Thomaston.
Services were held Friday, Nov. 30, at White Columns Funeral Home. Rev. Franklin Gibson officiated. Burial was in Lamar Memory Gardens.

Norman Douglas Manley
Navy Chief Petty Officer Norman Douglas Manley, 37, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, in Mt. Vernon, Wash.
Born July 6, 1964 in DeKalb County, he was a 1982 graduate of M.D. Collins High School. His mother’s family live in Lamar County. He was stationed at NAS Whidby Island in Oak Harbor, Wash.
Survivors include his parents, Norman A. and Anne Goggans Manley of College Park; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard Keith and Cindy Manley of Peachtree City and James Phillip Manley of Orangeburg, S.C.; and a nephew, Nicholas Manley of Peachtree City.
Graveside services were held Friday, Nov. 30, in Forest Lawn Cemetery will full military honors.
Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home in East Point had charge of arrangements.

Lorise Mansur
Lorise Mansur, 72, of Houston, Texas, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001.
Survivors include a son, Michael Mansur of Houston; a daughter, Charise Mansur of Houston; a twin sister, Lorine Kannon of Bellmont, N.C., and sister, Mable Deraney of Barnesville.
Services were held Monday, Dec. 3, at St. Francis Desalle Catholic Church in Houston. 
Earthman’s Funeral Home of Bellaire, Texas, had charge of arrangements.

Helen Zellner Piper
Helen Zellner Piper, 63, of Community House Road, Barnesville, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, in Perry.
A native of Monroe County, Mrs. Piper was the daughter of the late Elrod and Ruby Wilson Zellner and lived in Barnesville most of her life. She was a member of McDonough Road Baptist Church and the owner of Buddy’s Restaurant in Forsyth for over 30 years.
Survivors include her husband, William T. Piper Sr.; two sons, William T. Piper Jr. and Dennis Jay Piper, both of Barnesville; three brothers, Cecil Zellner of Bolingbroke, Thomas Zellner of Byron and Bobby Zellner of Barnesville; two sisters, Peggy Wilson and Evelyn Salas, both of Perry; six grandchildren, Nicholas Piper, William T Piper III, Carlton Gus Piper, Courtney Piper, Madelyn Piper and Lydia Piper; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. at Haisten-Martin Funeral Home in Barnesville. Revs. Henry Vaughn and Franklin Gibson will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of Houston County, 2066 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins, 31093.

Doyle M. Simpson Sr.
Doyle M. Simpson Sr., 61, of Patton Road, Griffin, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Christian Ministries Hospice in Griffin. 
Mr. Simpson was born Nov. 2, 1940, was an antiques dealer and owned and operated Doyle’s Trading Post in Zebulon.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Ann Simpson; son and daughter-in-law, Doyle and Carla Simpson of Meansville; brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Brenda Simpson of Dallas; sister and brother-in-law, Melba and Gary Rosser of Cedar Bluff, Ala.; grandchildren, Melissa Morris of Meansville and Crystal and Heather Simpson of Thomaston; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Moody Funeral Home in Zebulon with Dr. Ted Moody officiating. Burial will follow in Moody Memorial Gardens.

Patty Hendricks Buice
Patty Hendricks Buice, 40, of Yatesville Road, Barnesville, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at Upson Regional Medical Center.
Services were held Saturday, Feb. 16, at Barnesville Church of the Nazarene. Revs. Joe Hendricks and Robbie Kerr officiated. Burial was in Lamar Memory Gardens with chaplain Charles Hill officiating.
Coggins Funeral Home in Thomaston had charge of arrangements.

Ruth Goggans English
Ruth Goggans English, 90, of Forsyth died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002.
Services were held Monday, Feb. 11, at Rocky Creek Baptist Church. Dr. I.W. Bowen officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Rocky Creek Baptist Church, 255 Rocky Creek Road, Forsyth, 31029
Monroe County Memorial Chapel had charge of arrangements.

Mary Jimerson Hardage
Mary Jimerson Hardage, 88, of L Street, Thomaston, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at her residence.
Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 12, at First United Methodist Church. Dr. Robert W. Brown officiated. Burial was in Upson Memorial Gardens.
Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home in Thomaston had charge of arrangements.

Ruby Weathers John
Ruby Weathers John, 74, of Barnesville, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at her residence.
Services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. at White Columns Funeral Home. Rev. Phillip English will officiate.

Esther Mae West Morgan
Esther Mae West Morgan, 76, of Melvin Road, Villa Rica, Paulding County, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at her residence.
Services were held Thursday, Feb. 14, at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home in Villa Rica. Rev. Thomas L. Garner officiated. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in College Park.

Agnes Huff Rowland
Agnes Huff Rowland, 88, of Barnesville died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at her residence.
Services were held Saturday, Feb. 16 in Greenwood Cemetery. Rev. Garth Forster and Dr. I.W. Bowen officiated.
White Columns Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


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