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Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home, Funeral, Cremation, Independently Owned, Eastman, Georgia
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JERREL WALKER
1942 - August 22, 2016

MR. ERNEST JERREL WALKER, age 73, of Rhine, GA, died Monday, August 22, 2016 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Wednesday, August 24, at Hopewell Baptist Church, with Mr. Bobby Ryals and Rev. Roswell Chapman officiating, with interment in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Walker was a native of Telfair County, a member of Hopewell Baptist Church, a 1960 graduate of Milan High School and a retired conductor for CSX Railroad for over 40 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trips to the beach with his family. He was preceded in death by his Father – Ernest Clyde Walker.

Survivors: Wife of 39 years – Donna Dix Walker of Rhine; Mother – Helen Scarborough Walker; 2 Sisters – Jennifer Yawn (Chris) of Forsyth and Robin Walker of Covington; 2 Brothers – Kenneth Walker (Patsy) of McRae and Gary Walker of Covington; A host of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.

The family may be contacted at the Walker residence, 991 Walker Rd., Rhine, and will receive friends in Hopewell Baptist Church from 10:00AM-11:00AM Wednesday, August 24.

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TIM ATKINSON
1966 - August 19, 2016

MR. WILLIAM TIMOTHY “TIM” ATKINSONage 50, of Eastman, GA, died Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Monday, August 22, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Robbie Passmore officiating, with interment in Gresston Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Atkinson was a member of Gresston Baptist Church, a 1984 graduate of Dodge County High School, an Avionics Technician at Warner Robins Air Force Base, passionate about his family and loved his niece and nephews. He was an experienced culinary artist who enjoyed cooking for his family and wedding events. He was a former owner and operator of Tim’s Place in Gresston, Soup Zone in Eastman and Bucky’s Diner in Cochran. He was preceded in death by his Maternal Grandparents Mattie Lou Jackson and Earnest Grover Jackson and Paternal Grandparents Nellie Mae Garrett Atkinson and Earnest Tim Atkinson.

Survivors: Parents – Shelby Jackson Atkinson and William H. “Red” Atkinson of Eastman; 2 Sisters – Tamra Odom (Scott Andrews) and Deana Atkinson (Chris Craven) both of Cochran; 2 Nephews – Phillip Odom and Kelby Dykes; Niece – Jordan Odom; Aunt – Javene Smith of McRae; Many Cousins and Friends.

The family may be contacted at the Atkinson residence, 3645 Cochran Hwy., Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 5:00PM-7:00PM Sunday, August 21. In addition to flowers, the family request contributions to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 600 Celebrate Life Parkway, Newnan, GA 30265.

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PAUL HOLTZCLAW
1927 - August 16, 2016

MR. JAMES PAUL HOLTZCLAWage 88, of Rhine, GA, died Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Shady Pines Estate in Abbeville.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, August 20, at Old Daniel Baptist Church, with Rev. Mitchell Brown officiating, with interment in Old Daniel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Holtzclaw was a native of Cumming, GA, faithfully attended Old Daniel Baptist Church and was a retired produce manager and clerk for A & P, Inc. in Atlanta. After retirement he was a produce farmer and enjoyed raising cattle. He was son of the late Zomia Dobbs Holtzclaw & James Gordon Holtzclaw, widower of Naomi Peterson Holtzclaw and was preceded in death by a Step-Son – Gene Peterson, Step-Mother – Gaynelle Holtzclaw and Sister – Burlene Mann.

Survivors: Son – James Michael Holtclaw (Ann) of Savannah; Step-Daughter-in-Law – Florence Peterson of Rhine; 2 Sisters-in-Law – Jo Nichols of Livonia and Agnes Norton; 2 Brothers-in-Law – Lee Peterson and Cecil Peterson both of Rhine; 4 Step-Grandchildren – Keith Peterson (Susanne), Heath Peterson, Shannon Peterson (Kori) and J.J. Peterson; 8 Step-Great-Grandchildren; 2 Step-Great-Great-Grandsons; Special Nephew and Niece-in-Law – Jeff and Geraldine Nichols both of Eastman; Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Holtzclaw residence, 4945 Abbeville Hwy, Rhine, and will receive friends in Old Daniel Baptist Church from 10:00AM-11:00AM Saturday, August 20. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to Old Daniel Baptist Church, 1144 Old Daniel Church Rd., Eastman, GA 31023.

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OFFICER TIM SMITH
1985 - August 13, 2016

OFFICER TIMOTHY KEVIN “TIM” SMITH age 30, of Eastman, GA, died Saturday, August 13, 2016 in the line of duty in Eastman, GA.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Thursday, August 18 at the Dodge County High School Gymnasium, with Pastor Dahl McDermitt officiating, with interment in Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Officer Smith was a native of Bacon County and of the Christian Faith. He was a 6 year veteran of the Eastman Police Department. His career was his life. He took his job seriously as a law enforcement officer and wore his badge proudly. He was previously employed with the Abbeville, Uvalda, Glenwood and Jacksonville, GA Police Departments. Tim enjoyed spending time with his children and his hobbies included hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by a Daughter – Tayla Laydon Smith and Paternal Grandfather – Lewis G. Smith.

Survivors: Mother – Shelby Kinard Smith of Alma; Father – Lewis “Ricky” Smith (LeeAnn) of Glenwood; Fiancé – Chelsea Clark of Eastman; 2 Sons – Landon Smith and Lander Smith both of Alma; Daughter – Madison Smith of Eastman; Step Daughter – Kylie Clark Attaway of Eastman; Step Son – Jacob Joseph Goolsby of Eastman; 2 Brothers – Kelly Ray Smith (Jill) of Waycross and Jeffery Smith (Amber) of Nicholls; Sister – Samantha Smith of Glenwood; Special Brothers – Officer William Rose (Hannah) of Eastman and Jason Park; Paternal Grandparents – Lamar & Rita Sanders of Eastman; Maternal Grandparents – Richard & Ruth Kinard of Chapin, SC; In-Laws – Eddie and Gail Attaway of Eastman; Numerous Cousins and Friends.

The family may be contacted at the Smith residence, 876 Pete Sapp Rd., Eastman, and will receive friends at the Dodge County High School Gymnasium from 11:00AM – 1:45PM Thursday, August 18.

Eastman 205 is now 10-7; 10-42.

Memorial contributions may be made to the community fund for Officer Tim Smith at any Citizens Bank and Trust Company Branch or a Go Fund Me Account for Officer Tim "Turtle" Smith.

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BRUCE PEACOCK
1956 - August 14, 2016

MR. BRUCE PEACOCKage 59, of Eastman, GA, died Sunday, August 14, 2016 in Dodge County Hospital.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00AM Wednesday, August 17 at Woodlawn Cemetery, with Rev. Gerald Conley officiating.

Mr. Peacock was a native of Eastman, of the Baptist faith and a retired construction worker. He enjoyed spending time with his family, taking care of animals and riding his bicycle. He also enjoyed trips to the beach, fishing and following political news on TV. He was son of the late Curtis Peacock and was preceded in death by a Brother – Mack Peacock.

Survivors: His Mother – Helen E. Lundy of Eastman; Sister – Angela Agustin of Jacksonville, FL; 2 Brothers – Julius Peacock (Peggy) and Alan Peacock (Trish) both of Eastman; 2 Uncles – Jimmy Parker (Tammy) of Hickory, NC and Morris Parker of Fort Payne, AL; 2 Step-Sisters – Lisa McClelland and Marlynn Mullaney; Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Mrs. Helen E. Lundy, 5717 Russell Avenue, Eastman.

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BARNEY F. JONES, JR.
1942 - August 14, 2016

MR. BARNEY FELTON JONES, JR.age 74, of Eastman, GA, died Sunday, August 14, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Tuesday, August 16, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Dahl McDermitt, Jr. officiating, with interment in Gresston Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Jones was a lifelong resident of Eastman, of the Christian Faith and an employee for the Dodge County Road Department and manager of the Dodge County Landfill for over 31 years. He was a loving father and grandfather, who enjoyed classic cars, Nascar racing and was an avid Elvis fan. He enjoyed farming in his early life and was a former employee of Reeves Brothers Cotton Mill and Kelwood, Inc. Barney was son of the late Geneva Jackson Jones & Barney Felton Jones, Sr. and was preceded in death by a Brother – Ricky D. Jones.

Survivors: Daughter – Tonya Jones Brown (Mark) of Eastman; 3 Grandchildren – Mary Elizabeth Hess, Caleb Brown and Sarah Grace Brown; Sister – Jeanette Newman of Warner Robins; 2 Brothers – Bobby Jones of Warner Robins and Tommy Jones (Sherree) of Eastman; Sister-in-Law – Kathy F. Jones of Byron; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Tonya & Mark Brown, 1605 Soperton Hwy., Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM Monday, August 15. In addition to flowers, the family request contributions to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

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DeANN ROTH
1963 - August 11, 2016

MRS. DeANN ROTHage 52, of Cochran, GA, died Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.

Memorial services will be held at 4:00PM Monday, August 15, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Ryan Clem officiating.

DeAnn was a native of Jacksonville, FL, a cook at Sonic Drive In for over 5 years and a former employee at Granny Hazels Florist for many years. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with family and friends and was a fun loving mother, grandmother and sister. She was daughter of the late Norma McGuire Roth & Harry Ernest Roth.

Survivors: Daughter – Shelly Barton Freeland (Ashly) of Helena; Son – Cody Evans (Brandi) of Cochran; 4 Grandchildren – Sarah Evans, Noah Evans, Brianna Rogers and Jadeline Bates; 5 Sisters – Connie Dixon of Peru, ME, Debbie Yawn (Richard) of Cordele, Vickie Moulton (Kevin) of Raymond, ME, Anna Roth of Cochran and Patty Loyd (Mike) of Eastman; 2 Aunts – Lois Hubert of Cochran and Joanne Palmer of Peru, ME; Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Cody & Brandi Evans, 129 Rogers Cemetery Rd., Cochran. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN.

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LOUISE EDWARDS
1922 - August 5, 2016

MISS LOUISE PANTHEA EDWARDSage 94, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, August 20, at Woodlawn Cemetery, with Rev. Jack Lee officiating.

Miss Edwards was born in Eastman, GA to parents, T.C. and Inez Hodges Edwards. She graduated from Georgia State Womans College in Valdosta. She then moved to Chattanooga where she retired from TVA with 42 years of service. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Chattanooga for 72 years. Louise enjoyed international travel, she was a tutor for English second language students, taught Sunday school for several years, and volunteered at the Community Kitchen.

She is survived by several cousins including: Celeste Furr (Richard) of Marietta, Mitzi Smiley (Jim) of Monroe, Terry Black of Birmingham, AL, Gail Anderson of Cordele, Dana Beabout (Jeff) of Alabaster, AL, Jessica Black of Birmingham, AL, and Myrtice Edwards of Eastman.

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ELIZABETH MULLIS VAUGHAN
1950 - August 10, 2016

MRS. ELIZABETH ANNE MULLIS VAUGHANage 65, of Tucker, GA, died Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at Hospice of Atlanta Center.

Memorial graveside services will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, August 13 at Woodlawn Cemetery, with Rev. Timothy Owens officiating.

Elizabeth was born in Linz, Austria, the eldest of five children. As the daughter of an Army serviceman, she spent her childhood travelling the world and graduated from Nile C. Kinnick High School in Yokohama, Japan in 1968; she subsequently graduated from Georgia Southwestern with a degree in communications and a minor in mathematics in 1975. She was a successful pioneer in the early days of information technology, which she left to devote her focus to being a full-time homemaker and mother for her two children. Elizabeth was insatiably curious from a young age, and shared many eclectic interests with her inseparable friend Maggie Estes, including bug collecting, sewing, home remodeling, art, and gardening. Beyond a loving mother and grandmother, she cared deeply in thought and practice for family and friends regardless of circumstance, age, or condition. She was daughter of the late Ingeborg “Inge” Falzeder Mullis & William T. “Bill” Mullis, Sr., widow of Paul A. Vaughan, Jr. and was preceded in death by 2 Brothers – William T. “Bill” Mullis, Jr. and Newton Charles Mullis.

Survivors: Daughter – Ruth Witt (Stefan) of Berlin Germany; Son – Paul A. Vaughan, III (Jessica) of Lilburn, GA; 3 Grandchildren – Scarlett Grace Vaughan, Aiden Pax Vaughan and Hadden Pierce Vaughan; Sister – Debra Jacobs of Eastman; Brother – Robert L. Mullis of Eastman; Aunt – Mary W. Greene of Warner Robins; Sister-in-Law – Debbie Brantley; Brother-in-Law – Ward Pierman Vaughan, M.D. (Stephanie); Nieces and Nephews – Carol Owen Vaughan, Eva Virginia Vaughan, Robert Lancaster Vaughan, Angela Martin (Brian), Dustin L. Mullis, Charlie Mullis and Joshua Palardy (Jamie).

The family may be contacted at the residence of Debra Jacobs, 315 5th Avenue, Eastman, and will receive friends in Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home from 10:00AM-11:00AM Saturday, August 13.

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RUBY STEELE
1920 - August 9, 2016

MRS. RUBY LEE HAUPT STEELE age 96, of Eastman, GA, died Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Heart of Georgia Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Friday, August 12, at Eastman First Christian Church, with Rev. Sara McClelland-Brown officiating, with interment in Orphans Cemetery.

Mrs. Steele was a native of Chauncey, a member of Eastman First Christian Church, a 1937 honor graduate of Rocky Ford High School and a retired seamstress for Reeves Brothers, Inc. and C & J Manufacturing. She was a loving mother, a wonderful grandmother and an excellent seamstress. Mrs. Steele enjoyed fishing, sewing and spending time with family and friends. She was daughter of the late Edna Holcombe Haupt & Sam Haupt, widow of Walter B. Steele and was preceded in death by her Son – Kenny Steele, Son-in-Law – Paul E. “Butch” Milner and 3 Great-Grandsons – Cole Milner, Drew Milner and Rusty Wilcox.

Survivors: Daughter – Judy S. Milner of Eastman; Daughter-in-Law – Jackie Steele of Eastman; 5 Grandchildren – Anita Steele Whaley (Cathy) of Alabama, Hope Landmesser, Dawn Rutland (Greg), Blake Milner, M.D. (Sherry) and Bart Milner (Stephanie) all of Eastman; 14 Great-Grandchildren – Charlotte Milner, Wyatt Milner, Lyla Milner, Bo Milner, Jake Milner, Sara Stubbs (Jeremy), Ben Rutland, Chase Rutland, Nicole Quattlebaum (Jason), Matthew Strickland, Travis Strickland (Kylie), Tim Coleman, Justin Wilcox and Robert Landmesser, Jr.; 9 Great-Great-Grandchildren; Best Friend – Mary Hardeman of Eastman; Several Cousins and Extended Family Members.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Blake and Sherry Milner, 610 Bell Line Rd., Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM Thursday, August 11.

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FAYE HORNE
1943 - August 8, 2016

MRS. LAYFATTE PITTS “FAYE” HORNE age 72, of Eastman, GA, died Monday, August 8, 2016 at Dodge County Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Wednesday, August 10, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Ronnie Jones officiating, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Horne was a lifelong resident of Dodge County, a member of Central Baptist Church and a retired employee of the Magistrate Court of Dodge County. She was daughter of the late Fuqua Cadwell Pitts & Marvin Pitts and widow of Benjamin “Bobby” Horne.

Survivors: Daughter – Tina Woodard Rogers (Jody) of Eastman; 3 Sons – Tony Woodard (Brooke) of Marietta, Robert “Robbie” Horne (Julie) and Thurmon Horne both of Eastman; 7 Grandchildren – Lauren & Leslie Watson, Heather & Alex Horne, Caroline, Ben & Jason Woodard; Sister-in-Law – Pearl Smith.

The family may be contacted at the Horne residence, 263 Pine Bluff Rd., Eastman and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM Tuesday, August 9. In addition to flowers, the family request contributions to Gideons International Bible Fund.

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RICKY SINGLETARY
1948 - August 6, 2016

MR. JOHN RICHARD “RICKY” SINGLETARY, SR. age 67, of Eastman, GA, died Saturday, August 6, 2016 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Tuesday, August 9, at Rock Branch Baptist Church, with Rev. Jason Williams and Mr. Bobby Ryals officiating, with interment in Rock Branch Baptist Church, with Rev. Curtis Stracener officiating.

Mr. Singletary was a lifelong resident of Dodge County, a member, deacon and Sunday school director of Rock Branch Baptist Church, a former employee for Reeves Brothers Cotton Mill for over 15 years and a retired salesman for Moore’s Distributing for over 26 years. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, who enjoyed working with his tools, watching westerns and helping others. He was son of the late Alma Pittman Singletary & Henry Clarence “H.C.” Singletary and was preceded in death by a Sister – Judy S. Attaway.

Survivors: Wife of 45 years – Shelby Attaway Singletary of Eastman; 2 Sons – John Singletary (Cindy) and Brad Singletary (Mandy) both of Eastman; 4 Grandchildren – Chris Spires, Caleb Singletary, Jake Singletary and Grace Singletary; 3 Sisters – Bertie Faye Brown (Junior), Sue Brown (Darrell) both of Eastman and Sally Fowler (Gerald) of Sycamore; Sisters-in-Law and Brothers-in-Law – S.J. Attaway (Carolyn), Steve Attaway (Debra), Keith Attaway (Brenda), Eddie Attaway (Gail), Margarette Attaway Treadwell (Dale) and Benson Attaway; Granddog – Gabby; Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Singletary residence, 4084 WPA Rd., Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM Monday, August 8.

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DORA STALLWORTH
1965 - August 4, 2016

MRS. DORA ELLEN THOMAS STALLWORTHage 50, of Dublin, GA, died Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Serenity Place Hospice in Dublin.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Dora was a native of Laurens County, attended Poplar Springs South Baptist Church, a graduate of East Laurens High School and a former literacy tutor. She loved reading, especially sci-fi novels and loved helping others.

Survivors: Mother – Janie Barron Thomas of Dublin; Father – Larry Thomas (Barbara) of Chester; 2 Children; 2 Sisters – Tina Anderson (Robert) of Rentz and Tammie L. Bryan of Cadwell; 2 Step-Sisters – Kim Thomas of Macon and Karen Giddens of Jeffersonville; Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Tina and Robert Anderson, 2205 Reedy Springs Church Rd., Rentz.

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PREB VAUGHN
1963 - August 3, 2016

MR. PRESTON LEONARD “PREB” VAUGHN, JR.age 53, of Eastman, GA, died Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia, after a brief illness.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00AM Friday, August 5, at Orphans Cemetery, with Father Jacob Almeter officiating.

Mr. Vaughn was born in McRae, GA, of the Baptist Faith, a graduate of Telfair County High School and a graduate of Ben Hill Irwin Technical School. He was a former employee of the Department of Transportation, for over 10 years, MDI, for over 5 years and a current employee for the City of Fitzgerald as a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed watching football, wrestling and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors: Mother – Effie Spires Vaughn of Eastman; 2 Sons – David Vaughn of Brunswick and Adam Vaughn (Keri) of Fitzgerald; 3 Grandchildren – Colton Vaughn, Rayne Vaughn and Storm Vaughn; Sister – Patricia Ann Walker of Eastman; Aunt – Javene Cravey of Milan; Numerous Cousins and Friends.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Effie Vaughn, 15 Jarrell Drive, Eastman. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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HAROLD BAUGHMAN, JR.
1952 - July 29, 2016

MR. HAROLD LEONARD BAUGHMAN, JR. age 64, of Eastman, GA, died Friday, July 29, 2016 at his residence.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Baughman was a native of Peoria, IL, of the Baptist Faith and a retired self employed mechanic. He was an avid mechanic who enjoyed anything about a car and working on classic cars and hot rods. He was son of the late Lola Ann Merritt Baughman & Harold Leonard Baughman, Sr. and was preceded in death by his Former Wife – Sarah Cook Baughman.

Survivors: 2 Daughters – Shannon Whittaker (Brian) of Burlington, IA and Melissa Selby (Brad) of West Burlington, IA; Son – Harold “J.R.” Baughman, III (Lucinda) of Carmen, IL; 8 Grandchildren; 2 Sisters – Wanona Baughman (Robert) of Eastman and Wanetta Fisher (Danny) of Griffin; Several Nieces and Nephews including: Robert Chick (Amanda) of Eastman.

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RANDAL PEACOCK
1968 - July 20, 2016

MR. RANDAL DEAN PEACOCK age 48, of Dublin, GA, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Fairview Park Hospital.

A family private memorial visitation will be held at a later date at Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home in Eastman.

Mr. Peacock was born in Pulaski County, a 1986 Graduate of Dodge County High School, and was of the Baptist Faith. He was a Heating and Air Technician for over 20 years and former owner and operator of Lake Oconee Fireplace for 6 years. Randal enjoyed fishing, motocross and wood working. He is preceded in death by his Father – Raymond Autrell Peacock; Maternal Grandparents – Wisdom Ragan & Clara Bryan Ragan; Paternal Grandparents – Charlie Peacock & Fannie Johns Peacock.

Survivors: Mother – Joyce Ragan Peacock of Smith Station, AL; Sister – Wanda D. Taylor of Smith Station, AL; Companion – Rebecca “Becky” Collis of Dublin; 8 Children – Roger Peacock of Eastman, Brandon Peacock of Milledgeville, Randal Dean Peacock Jr., Deegan Autrell-Kahr Peacock, Trysten Jaxen Peacock, Kailub Ryder Peacock, Madi-Kae Ragan Peacock, and LuciMae Faith Peacock all of Dublin; Extended Family – Stephanie Rogers Peacock of Eastman and Mandy Peacock of Milledgeville; Niece – Chasidy Marie Taylor of Eastman; Nephew – Nicholas Gregory Taylor of Smith Station, AL; Great Nephews – Gabriel Kittle, Ashton Kitchens and Braxton Taylor.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the House of Heroes, Chattahoochee Valley Chapter, Inc., Columbus, GA www.houseofheroes.org

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Mrs. Viola Giddens Yarley
1917 - July 24, 2016

MRS. LIZZIE VIOLA STUCKEY GIDDENS YARLEY age 98, of Eastman, GA, died Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the Dodge County Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon Wednesday July 27, at Eastman First Baptist Church, with Dr. Jerry Peele and Rev. Clay Layfield officiating, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Yarley was born in Wilkinson County and was a member of Eastman First Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Sallie Bacon Sunday School Class. She was a retired office assistant for Dr. Saul J. Rubin, where she worked for over 18 years, and a former employee of Miss America Department Store. Mrs. Yarley was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed her work and yard work. She was the daughter of the late Dannie Lee (Rutherford) Stuckey & Thomas “Tom” Stuckey and was preceded in death by her Husbands – Lonnie H. Giddens and D. Boyd Yarley, Grandson – Gregory Scott Giddens and 7 Brothers and Sisters.

Survivors: Son – Bobby “Sonny” Giddens (Peggy) of Eastman; Grandson – Joseph W. Giddens of Dunwoody; 3 Great Grandchildren – Lonnie Scott Giddens of Eastman, Loren Nicole Giddens of Athens, and Elijah Boyd “Eli” Giddens of Milner; 2 Sisters-in-law – Bobbie Stuckey of Macon and Geneva D. Giddens of Eastman; Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Giddens residence, 816 Bay Springs Church Road, Eastman, and will receive friends one hour before services in Eastman First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the FBC Building Fund, 5107 Oak Street, Eastman or the donor’s favorite charity.

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MR. STEVE WESLEY COUEY
1960 - July 22, 2016

MR. STEVE WESLEY COUEY age 56, of Eastman, GA, died Friday, July 22, 2016 at his residence in Dodge County.

Funeral services will be held at 4:30PM Sunday, July 24, in Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Blake Couey and Rev. Sterling Averett officiating, with interment in Orphans Cemetery.

Mr. Couey was a resident of Dodge County, a member and Deacon of Bethel Baptist Church, a 1978 graduate of Dodge County High School and earned a degree from the Georgia Bankers Association at the University of Georgia in 2001. Steve was owner and operator of Top Dog Car Wash and a former office manager and business partner with Dr. Mark Griffis. He was formerly employed as a supervisor at Goody’s Manufacturing and as a loan officer for the Bank of Eastman. Steve enjoyed hunting, trips to St. George Island and was a huge fan of the band KISS. He was a man of integrity, a fun loving soul, and a protector of his friends and beloved family. Steve was the son of the late Annette Pitts Couey & Bobby Ray Couey.

Survivors: Wife of 38 years – Vanessa Rozar Couey of Eastman; Daughter – Kelli Couey of Decatur; Son – Dr. Blake Couey of St. Peter, MN; 2 Brothers – Mitchell “Mickey” Couey (Linda) of Macon and David Couey (Pam) of Dexter; Adopted Brother – Henry Smart of Eastman; 2 Aunts – Linda Sapp (Watson) of Dublin and Guynell Williams of Helena; 4 Nieces & Nephews – Whitney Monahan, Mitch Couey, Dave Couey (Jamie), Kristy Jones (Spence); 2 Faithful Canine Companions – Diesel & Bailee.

The family may be contacted at the Couey residence 893 Roddy Hwy, Eastman and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM Saturday, July 23. In addition to flowers, the family request contributions to Faithful Hearts Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 5014, Eastman, GA 31023.

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KIMBERLY ROLAND
1976 - July 21, 2016

KIMBERLY SHEA ROLAND, age 40, of Eastman, GA, died Thursday, July 21, 2016 at her residence.

A memorial visitation will be held from 2:00PM-3:00PM Sunday, July 24, at Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home.

Kimberly was born in Macon, attended Dodge County High School, of the Baptist Faith and a former dispatcher for the Yellow Cab Company in Columbus. She was a devoted mother and enjoyed Facebook and Hayday. She was preceded in death by a Son – Samuel “Sam” Roland, Father – Roger Roberson, Grandparents – William & Elsie Allen Tripp, Aunt – Brenda Graham and Uncle – Donnie Tripp.

Survivors: Mother – Shirley Tripp of Eastman; 2 Sons – Keshun Hall and Timothy Hall of Eastman; 3 Sisters – January Hernandez (Roy), Candace Foxworth both of Columbus and Elisha Gregor (Larry) of Kalispell, MT; 2 Brothers – Steven Tripp (Dawn) and John Roland both of Eastman; Special Brother – David George; Step-Father – Jesse East of Atlanta; Aunt – Mary Ann Tripp McLeod of Eastman; 2 Uncles – Junior Tripp and Jimmy Graham both of Eastman; Special Aunt – Janice Watson; 23 Nieces and Nephews; Numerous Cousins and Extended Family Members.

The family may be contacted at the Tripp residence, 43 Deborah Lane, Eastman.

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JOYCE FOSTER
February 10, 1939 - July 21, 2016

MRS. EMMA JOYCE SOUTHERLAND FOSTER, age 77, of Eastman, GA, died Thursday, July 21, 2016 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, July 23, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. John Mobley officiating, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Foster was a lifelong resident of Dodge County, a graduate of Eastman High School, a member of Eastside Baptist Church and the Ladies of Faith Class, a former employee of Dowling, Inc., for over 12 years, and a retired employee or Royden Ware, Inc., for over 35 years. Joyce was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was daughter of the late Mamie Wright Southerland & Raymond Southerland, widow of Prentiss T. Foster and was preceded in death by a Sister – Eula Mae Coleman and 2 Brothers – Buddy Southerland and Jack Southerland.

Survivors: 2 Daughters – Brenda Allen (Ken) of Springfield, TN and Debbie Heath (Bob) of Eastman; 2 Sons – Gene Foster (Marianne) of Germany and Wendell White, Jr. of California; 15 Grandchildren – Rainy Machado (T.J.), Jessie White (Michelle), Eric Heath (Misty), Jenna Heath, Rae McCranie (Clint), Jody White, Dusty White, Madison White, Kristina Protzman (Andy), Stephanie Toland (Sean), Ashley Paul (Josh), Nadine Märtirer, Dirk Märtirer (Simone), Gerhard Märtirer (Petra) and Morgan Tomberlin (Frank); 19 Great-Grandchildren; Sister – Jean Linder; Sister-in-Law – Carol Southerland; Several Nieces and Nephews including: Kathy Holt (Warren) and David Southerland (Pam).

The family may be contacted at the Foster residence, 1663 Dublin Hwy., Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 10:00AM-11:00AM Saturday, July 23.

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JUANITA GILLIS
1937 - July 19, 2016

MRS. JUANITA VEAL GILLIS, age 79, of Snellville, GA, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM Friday, July 22, at Zion Hope Baptist Church, with Dr. Scott Downing officiating, with interment in Zion Hope Baptist Church Cemetery .

Mrs. Gillis was born on March 22, 1937, in Helena, GA. She was the youngest of twelve children born to the late Thomas Gregory and Lena Allen Veal. She was the granddaughter of the late John N. and Sabra Veal. Mrs. Gillis is survived by her husband, Jerry Gillis and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Gillis survived a life-threatening incident at the age of 2 ½ when she accidentally fell into the family’s hog pen. Her brother, Tommy, jumped into the pen, calling for help. Eunice, her sister, was able to pull her to safety, thereby saving her life. She was submerged in cold water to bring her from unconsciousness.

Mrs. Gillis joined Zion Hope Baptist Church in Dodge County at an early age and later transferred her church membership to First Baptist Church of Atlanta.

Mrs. Gillis worked in the medical field for twenty years before opening her own successful real estate business under the names of McDonald Realty, JVM Investment Company, and Gillis Properties. One of Mrs. Gillis’ major accomplishments as a successful realtor was the negotiation and sale of 363,000+ acres of timberland of Continental Can Corporation.

Mrs. Gillis was an active member of the Pilot Club for many years. She served as President of the McRae Pilot Club for two years and President of the Atlanta Pilot Club for one year.

In addition to her parents and grandparents, Mrs. Gillis was preceded in death by seven sisters; Ethelene Veal, Paulene Veal, Elsie Veal Sheppard, Maxine Veal Cravey, Tessie Veal Clark, Eunice Veal Western, and Winnie Veal Dyal; and by four brothers, Eschol Veal, Everette Veal, Hubert Veal and Tommy Veal.

The family will receive friends in Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home from 6:00PM-8:00PM Thursday, July 21. In addition to flowers, the family request contributions to the Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L. Street NW, Washington, DC 20037.

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WILLIAM CANNON
1944 - July 18, 2016

MR. WILLIAM ESCHOL CANNON, age 72, of Milan, GA, died Monday, July 18, 2016 at his residence.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00AM Friday, July 22, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Royce McClelland officiating, with interment in Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Cannon was a lifelong native of Milan, of the Baptist Faith and a retired carpenter. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was son of the late Mary Marchman Covington and Dudley Leon Cannon and was preceded in death by his Wife – Betty Jean Roland Cannon.

Survivors: Daughter – Patsy Thomas of Blue Springs, MS; Son – Tony Cannon of Macon; 2 Step-Daughters – Belvie Jean Howell of Milan and Phyllis Rozier of Uvalda; 10 Grandchildren; 20 Great-Grandchildren; 3 Sisters – Doris McRae of Eastman, Dale Odom Wade (Roy) of Cochran and Debbie Brittian (Michael) of Athens; 3 Brothers – Robert Cannon of Perry, Donnie Cannon of Eastman and Randy Cannon of St. George, GA; Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

The family will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 10:00AM-11:00AM Friday, July 22.

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PEGGY LATHAM
1941 - July 17, 2016

MRS. PEGGY GIDDENS LATHAM, age 75, of Eastman, GA, died Sunday, July 17, 2016 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Thursday, July 21, at The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints in Cochran, with Elder Alvin Arnold and Mr. Robbie Robertson officiating, with interment in Giddens-Harrell Cemetery.

Mrs. Latham was a native of Dodge County, a graduate of Miller High School in Macon, a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints and a retired records keeper for Robins Air Force Base. She was daughter of the late Lois Evelyn Dykes Giddens-Couey & Waldo B. “Pete” Giddens, widow of Wilmer B. Latham and was preceded in death by her Sister – Tracie Odessa Couey.

Survivors: Daughter – Wendi Cordle of Live Oak, FL; 2 Sons – Ronald C. Robertson of Eastman and Mitchell Latham (Susanne) of Williamson, GA; 6 Grandchildren – Peyton Carey (Billy), Robbie Robertson (Sandy), Clayton Cooper (Ricki), Kyle Cooper, Jacob Cooper (Michelle) and Adi Stamps; 9 Great-Grandchildren; Many Nieces and Nephews.

The family will receive friends in The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints from 10:00AM-11:00AM Thursday, July 21.

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DOROTHY MOORE
1946 - July 11, 2016

MRS. DOROTHY LEE DIXON MOORE, age 70, of Chauncey, GA, died Monday, July 11, 2016 at Bleckley County Hospital in Cochran.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Thursday, July 14 at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Stephen Upchurch and Rev. Mike Grenade officiating, with interment in Sweet Home Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Moore was a lifelong resident of Dodge County, a member of Sweet Home Baptist Church and attended Chauncey Baptist Church. She was a former employee for Stuckey’s Inc., C & J Manufacturing, L & N Manufacturing, Roydon Wear Inc., Dodge State Prison, RYDC and was a receptionist for the Christian Life Center. Dorothy enjoyed flowers, gardening, vegetables, fishing and spending time with family and friends. She was the daughter of the late Lola Rowell Dixon & Harry K. Dixon and was preceded in death by a Grandson – Jonathan Daniel Cook and 5 Siblings – Lillie Mae Dixon, Mary Leta Parker, Mildred Thompson, David Dixon and Carlton Dixon.

Survivors: Husband of 54 years – J.R. Moore of Chauncey; 2 Daughters – Denise M. Brown (Gary) and Robin M. Cook (Stephen) both of Eastman; 6 Grandchildren – Phillip Brown (Kayla), Katie Brown, Evan Brown, Jordan Cook, Nathan Cook and Leah Cook; Great-Granddaughter – Rylie Brown; Brother – Dennis J. Dixon (Annette) of Albany; Sisters-in-Law – Lillian Dixon-Purvis , Idonia Moore, Faye Greene and Merle Rigby; Brother-in-Law – Jack Wahl; Aunt - Lorene Rowell Bass Brooks of Macon; Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Moore residence, 124 Sweet Home Church Rd., Chauncey, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 9:30AM-11:00AM Thursday, July 14. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Gideons International Bible Fund or Jonathan’s Ark, 94 Brooke Lane, Eastman, GA 31023. Memorial contributions can be made at www.jonathansark.org.

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SHIRLEY EDWARDS
1952 - July 10, 2016

MRS. SHIRLEY ANN JUMP EDWARDS, age 63, of Milan, GA, died Sunday, July 10, 2016 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Wednesday, July 13 at Milan Baptist Church, with Rev. Aubrey Corbitt and Rev. Roswell Chapman officiating, with interment in Sweet Home Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Edwards was a native of Eastman, a member of Milan Baptist Church, a former waitress and a former manager of Aden’s Convenience Store in Rhine. She was a homemaker, enjoyed her flowers, gardening and spending time with her family and grandchildren. Shirley was daughter of the late Mary Dykes Jump & Dave Franklin Jump, widow of Milford Edwards and was preceded in death by 2 Sisters – Barbara J. Lynn and Linda Campbell and 4 Brothers – Randall Jump, Ken Jump, Ernie Jump and Davie Jump.

Survivors: 3 Daughters – Amy Spires (Ricky) of Milan, Kim Lindsey of Norfolk, VA and Melissa Spires (Daniel) of Milan; 7 Grandchildren – Josh Spires (Samantha), Brandon Spires (Lyn), Chris Spires (Eliza), Sarah Spires, Christy Barwick, Thomas L. Spires and Kayla Ann Spires; 6 Great-Grandchildren – Kaiden, Heidi, Ashlyn, Brantley, Stephanie and Enciano; 2 Sisters – Geraldine Nichols of Dexter and Brenda Rogers (Billy Ray) of Eastman; Brother – Danny Jump (Glenda) of Cadwell; 1 Sister-in-law – Becky Jump of Eastman; Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the residence Amy and Ricky Spires, 80 Marie Conner Street, Milan and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM Tuesday, July 12.

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DANNY MARTIN
1945 - July 8, 2016

MR. DANIEL FOSTER “DANNY” MARTIN, age 70, of Eastman, GA, died Friday, July 8, 2016 at his residence.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00PM Sunday, July 10, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Craig Minor officiating.

Mr. Martin was a native of Lincolnton, GA, a graduate of Lincoln County High School and a graduate of Georgia College with a degree in nursing. He was a member of Hardwick Christian Church in Hardwick, GA, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a retired Registered Nurse for the Veterans Administration in Dublin for over 25 years. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and spending time with his family and grandchildren. Danny was son of the late Mabel Harbuck Martin & Joshua Martin and was preceded in death by his Grandson – Jaden Daniel Perry and 2 Brothers – Fortson Martin and Raymond Martin.

Survivors: Wife of 36 years – Patty Garland Martin of Eastman; Daughter – Misty Perry (Donald) of Dublin; 3 Grandchildren – Ashe Perry, Mollie Perry and Mercy Perry; 2 Sisters – Shirley Brown of Memphis, TN and Bessie Thomas of Murfreesboro, TN; 2 Brothers – John Martin (Joyce) of Greenwood, SC and Buster Martin of Union Point, GA; Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Martin residence, 757 Chester Hwy., Eastman, and will receive friends 30 minutes prior to services in Southerland Funeral Chapel.

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KEVIN “KOOKIE” EDGE
1976 - July 6, 2016

KEVIN ROBERT “KOOKIE” EDGE, age 39, of Eastman, GA, died Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Friday, July 8, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Joey Williams officiating, with interment in Giddens-Harrell Cemetery.

Kevin was born in Laurens County, of the Baptist Faith and an employee for Easter Seals Middle Georgia for over 10 years. He loved cheering for Georgia Bulldogs Football, the Oakland Raiders and the Atlanta Braves. He enjoyed watching Nascar and dirt track racing and grilling out with family and friends. He was son of the late Billy Robert Edge and was preceded in death by his Maternal Grandfather – John Franklin Crabb, Paternal Grandparents – Moena Faulk Edge and Marvin Edge and Uncle – Johnny Crabb.

Survivors: Mother – Glenda Crabb Edge of Eastman; Daughter – Kailey Edge of Cochran; Brother – Corey Lee Edge (Katie McCormick) of Eastman; Maternal Grandparents – Mary Lillian Harville and Billy Joe Harville of Eastman; Aunts and Uncles – Joyce Holton (Cale), Dannette Glisson, Keith Edge, Tim Edge, Danny Crabb (Teresa) and Steve Crabb (Stacey); Nephews – Hunter Jenkins and Braeden Edge; Numerous Cousins and Friends.

The family may be contacted at the Edge residence, 44 Bud Murkerson Rd., Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM Thursday, July 7.

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DAVID R. MOORE
1941 - July 3, 2016

MR. DAVID RICHARD “PA DAVE” MOORE, age 75, of Helena, GA, died Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Tuesday, July 5, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Stephen Upchurch officiating, with interment in Harrelson Family Cemetery.

Mr. Moore was a native of Chauncey, a member of Chauncey Baptist Church, a deacon of Sweet Home Baptist Church and was a retired State of Georgia employee for the Georgia Forestry Commission for over 34 years. He was a lifelong farmer, a former employee for the Dodge County Roads Department and Revenue Commission for over 15 years. David enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors and was a former softball player. He was a family man, son of the late Vesta Jones Moore & John Richard Moore and was preceded in death by 1 Sister – Sara Wahl and 2 Brothers – Johnny Moore and Randall Moore, Sr.

Survivors: Wife of 58 years – Idonia Ryner Moore of Helena; Daughter – Marchia Farmer (Greg) of McRae-Helena; 2 Sons – David R. Moore, Jr. (Joni) of Alamo and Tracey Moore (Tabitha) of Helena; 8 Grandchildren – Josh Farmer (Tonya), Casey Farmer (Sherri), Chelsea Upchurch (Stephen), Chip Moore, Mindy Moore (Brad Fulford), Tracey Moore, Jr., Kelli Moore (Brian Fowler) and Levi Moore; 9 Great-Grandchildren – Conner Monk, Lizzie Monk, Chevelle Fowler, Hannah Caldwell, Logan Caldwell, Madalynn Farmer, Grayson Farmer, Keely Farmer and Ty Farmer; Brother – J.R. Moore (Dorothy) of Chauncey; 5 Sisters-in-Law – Faye Greene, Merle Rigby, Sylvia Thomas, Zandra Key and Verona Horton (Joey); Brother-in-Law – Jack Wahl; Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Moore residence, 52 Harrelson Cemetery Rd., Helena, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel one hour prior to services on Tuesday, July 5. In addition to flowers, the family request contributions to Gideons International Bible Fund.

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ZOIE SMITH HOLT
1976 - June 29, 2016

MRS. ZOIE JONA SMITH HOLT, age 40, of Eastman, GA, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, July 2, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Stephen Upchurch, Rev. Robbie Passmore and Rev. Bryan Jones officiating, with interment in Orphans Cemetery.

Zoie was born in Macon, a member of Zebulon Baptist Church, a 1995 graduate of Dodge County High School and attended Heart of Georgia Technical Institute. She was a warehouse supervisor for the Eastman YDC for over 18 years and a loving daughter and dedicated mother. She was preceded in death by her Maternal Grandparents – Johnnie Foster-Conner & Harold Foster, Paternal Grandparents – Mary Van “Ma Tiny” Smith & Sam Smith and 3 Uncles – Lewis Winburn, Bucky Davis and Gene Smith.

Survivors: 3 Daughters – Zory Williams, Halie Smith and Hannah Holt all of Eastman; Parents – Zandra F. Smith and Tim Smith of Eastman; 4 Aunts – Frances F. Winburn of Athens, Joni F. Moore (David) of Alamo, Ann S. Davis of Hawkinsville and Avoline R. Smith of Eastman; Former Husband – Tommy Holt of Eastman; Numerous Cousins and Friends.

The family may be contacted at the Holt residence, 5227 Jessup Street, Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM Friday, July 1. In addition to the flowers, the family request contributions to the American Cancer Society, 201 South Main Street, Suite A, Statesboro, GA 30458.

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RONNIE MOORE
1960 - June 25, 2016

MR. RONALD EUGENE “RONNIE” MOORE, JR., age 56, of Dublin, GA, died Friday, June 24, 2016 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 29, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Dahl McDermitt, Jr. officiating, with interment in Cottondale Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Moore was a native of Eastman, a graduate of Dodge County High School and a Technical School Graduate. He was a former employee of Stuckey’s Inc. and Gilman Paper Company, a former mechanic for Shorty’s Used Cars and enjoyed water skiing and fishing. He was son of the late Carolyn Batts Yawn & Ronald E. “Duck” Moore, Sr. and was preceded in death by his Step-Father – Charles Yawn.

Survivors: 2 Sons – Michael Moore of Eastman and Eric Moore (Anna) of Cochran; Sister – Sheila Coleman (Ricky) of Macon and Gail Clements of Cordele; Former Wife – Chandra Smith Moore of Eastman; Step-Daughter – Tammy Jones (James) of Eastman; Grandchildren – Jacob Jones and Jenna Jones both of Eastman; Aunts – Faye M. Thompson, Kay Mattair (Mitch), Laney Bond (Billy) and Katherine Moore all of Eastman; Uncle – Gerald Moore of Eastman; 3 Nieces – Carissa Coleman, Christie Rooks (Klint) and Ashley Wade (Kyle); 2 Nephews – Ricky E. Coleman and Shawn Clements; Numerous Cousins and Friends.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Eric Moore, 1147 Lister Cemetery Road, Cochran, GA and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel one hour prior to services on Wednesday, June 29.

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BILLY HUMPHREY, III
1965 - June 20, 2016

MR. WILLIAM CLARENCE “BILLY” HUMPHREY, III, age 51, of Eastman, GA, died Monday, June 20, 2016 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Mr. Humphrey was born in Riverside, CA and a retired self employed construction worker. He was son of the late Pauline Nichols Wright & William Clarence Humphrey, Jr. and was preceded in death by a Sister – Tammy Bunch.

Survivors: Sister – Regina Evans of Dayton, TN; Brother – Ron Beck (Samantha) of Horton, KS; Former Wife – Alice Paul Humphrey of Eastman; Step-Daughters – Angela Mercer (Charlie) of Cochran, Samantha Pittman and Rebecca Wilder (Brad) both of Eastman; 9 Grandchildren; Step-Father – Claude Wright of Helena; Several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Alice Humphrey, 5456 Taylor Lane, Eastman.

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MAY TUCKER
1924 - June 22, 2016

MRS. MAY HIGH RATTRAY TUCKER, age 91, of Eastman, GA, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Friday, June 24, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Joe Daniel officiating, with a private family burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Tucker was a native of Vidalia, GA, a graduate of Toombs County High School, a business school graduate in Anderson, SC, an active member of Eastman First Baptist Church and the Hope Sunday school class. She was a former owner & operator of The Tog Shop and The Country Cottage for many years. She formerly worked in the Dodge County Commissioners office as a secretary. She was also active in Estate Sales for decades. She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed antiquing and flea market vending. May was affectionately known as the “Roadrunner” by her family and friends for her affinity for travel and staying active in the antiquing business. May was daughter of the late Georgia May High Rattray & James Malcolm Rattray, widow of John Thomas “Jack” Tucker and was preceded in death by 2 Sisters – Blanche Collins and Nellie Tomlinson, 2 Brothers – Malcolm James Rattray and Jack Maurice Rattray and a Son-in-Law – Jeff Fisher.

Survivors: 2 Daughters – Gail T. Crafton (Wayne) of Chauncey and Jill T. Fisher of Cochran; 2 Sons – Greg Tucker (Carol Cooperrider) of Albuquerque, NM and Jack Tucker of Eastman; 6 Grandchildren – Zack Crafton, Tommy Crafton (Kelli), Lynn Trice, Brad Jones (Pam), Jeffrey Fisher (Belinda) and Lea F. Ward (Richard); 11 Great-Grandchildren; 5 Great-Great-Grandchildren; Sister – Louise McClung of Eastman; Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Tucker residence, 5126 Ogden Street, Eastman and will receive friends one hour prior to services in Southerland Funeral Chapel on Friday, June 24. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to the American Cancer Society, 804 Cherry Street, Macon, GA 31201.

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ELSIE DARLING
June 13, 2016

Elsie Sapp Darling, 92, passed away Monday, June 13, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her family.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue with the Rev. Jim Duggan officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery, Eastman with Hank Sapp officiating. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will her nephews, Jerry Sapp, Jack Sapp, Dean Sapp, Hank Sapp ,Casey Sapp, Dewey Reams, Larry Reams, Billy Reed, Kenneth Reed and friends, Larry Pope and David Pickard. The family will meet friends from 10 a.m. to service time on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bellevue Baptist Church Building Fund, 5925 Price Road, Macon 31210.

Mrs. Darling was preceded in death by the love of her life, Lewis K. Darling with whom she held hands for sixty-seven years. She was born in Eastman the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Bertie Gulley Sapp and was a graduate of Chauncey High School. She was a graduate of Georgia/Alabama Business College and was Secretary and Treasurer retired from Croft-Mullins Electric Company. Mrs. Darling was a member of Bellevue Baptist where she served as Sunday School Teacher and a member of WMU. Above all she loved her church family and was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She was the sister of the late Joseph A. "Pete" Sapp and Barney J. Sapp.

She is survived by those she loved most, her daughter, Gloria Darling (Patrick) Ryan, her granddaughter, Wendy Darling and nieces and nephews. The family extends their deepest appreciation to Dot Mitchell, Cora Ingram and Pecola Mastergables for their compassionate and gentle care given during these days. We will always be grateful.

Visit www.snowsmacon.com to share condolences.Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue has charge of arrangements. Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home assisted the family locally.

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BENNY PEACOCK, SR.
1939 - June 14, 2016

MR. BENNY CLIFTON PEACOCK, SR., age 76, of Eastman, GA, died Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Berrien Nursing Center in Nashville, GA.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM Thursday, June 16, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Billy Swift, Jr. officiating, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mr. Peacock was a native of Eastman, of the Baptist Faith and a former salesman for Moore’s Distributing Company and Martin Hardware in Milan. He enjoyed gardening, working on appliances, fixing things and socializing with others. He was son of the late Grace Beck Peacock & Oscar Peacock and was preceded in death by a Sister – Betty Thornton.

Survivors: Wife of 58 years – Verlie Ann Strickland Peacock of Eastman; 4 Daughters – Kathy Cortez (Rigo) of Douglas, Cindy Harrell (Jimmy) of Rhine, Beverly McCranie of Eastman and Lori Rowell (Monty Spinks) of Tifton; Son – Benny C. Peacock, Jr. (Joanne) of Lawrenceville; 8 Grandchildren – Tiffany Wyman (Michael), Billy Ray Swift (Amanda), Melissa Smith (Cody), Amy Swift, LeAnn Swift, Jeremy Swift, Angela Pritchett (Lee) and Jamie McCranie; 15 Great-Grandchildren – Katherine, Austin, Nicholas, Cale, Ethan, Colby, Madison, Brianna, Braleigh, Bristol, Alexis, Gabby, Jenna, Caiden and Miley; 3 Sisters – Bobbie Hightower of Rhine, Lawanda Gillis (Wendell) of Eastman and Carol Bland (Dan) of Griffin; Sisters-in-Law and Brothers-in-Law – John F. Strickland and Danny Strickland (Donna) both of Rhine; Clara Sawyer and Maybelle Strickland both of Eastman and Charlie Strickland (Ann) of Dawsonville; Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Jeremy Swift Jr., 2nd Street Rhine, GA, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 2:00PM-3:00PM Thursday, June 16.

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ADELLE FORDHAM
1933 - June 7, 2016

MRS. ADELLE POWELL FORDHAM, age 83, of Eastman, GA, died Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, June 11, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Jerry Peele officiating, with interment in Orphans Cemetery.

Mrs. Fordham was a native of Chauncey, GA, a graduate of Chauncey High School and a member of Eastman First Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Sallie Bacon Sunday School Class. She was a retired employee of Bellsouth, where she worked for over 30 years, a member of the Telephone Pioneers and the Pilot Club and enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was daughter of the late Cora Inez Wright Powell & A.T. “Shorty” Powell, widow of Alvin Fordham, Sr. and was preceded in death by a Granddaughter – Heather Fordham and Sister – Hettie P. Douglas.

Survivors: 2 Daughters – Teresa Martin (Mack) of Gray and Sherill McLeod of Forsyth; Son – Al Fordham (Careen) of Eastman; 6 Grandchildren – Eleanor Powell (Brandon), Alan McLeod, Miranda Godfrey (Jason), Jared Martin (Abigael), Shayna Martin and Aliya Martin; 3 Great-Grandchildren – Helen Powell, William Powell and Sara Adelle Powell; Sister – Mae Blankenship (Maxwell); Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Al and Careen Fordham, 1104 7th Avenue, Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM Friday, June 10. In addition to flowers, the family requests contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, 886 Mulberry Street, Macon, GA 31201.

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LESA TRIPP-LAMP
1957 - June 3, 2016

MRS. LESA POWELL TRIPP-LAMP, age 58, of Eastman, GA, died Friday, June 3, 2016 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Thursday, June 9, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Mike Grenade officiating, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Lesa was a native of Eastman, a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Albany, a graduate of Dodge County High School and Glenwood Paramedical Institute. She was a former medical technologist for the Dodge County Hospital and Taylor Regional Hospital and enjoyed cooking, sewing, flower arranging and crocheting. Lesa also enjoyed nature walks and gardening. She was daughter of the late Emily Yancey Powell & Ambrus Carlton Powell and was preceded in death by a Husband – Wallace Tripp and Grandson – Nicholas Wade Driver.

Husband – Bill Lamp of Eastman; 2 Daughters – Kacie Fleck (Clint) of Locust Grove and Leigh Tripp (Wesley Dyal) of Eastman; 5 Step-Sons – Rubin Tripp (Ivy), Mel Tripp (Tammy), Chris Tripp (Sarah), all of Eastman, Stephen Lamp (Charity) of Anchorage, AK and David Lamp of Albany; Step-Daughter – Amber Lamp of Columbus, GA; 7 Grandchildren – Harley Tripp, Seth Tripp, Lyla Tripp, Gavin Tripp, Conner Tripp, Noah Driver and Tyler Dyal; Brothers-in-Law – Robert Lamp of McLean, VA, Gerald Smith (Judy) of Kentucky and Sisters-in-Law – Irene York (Burt) of Michigan and Theris Mullis (Willard) of Eastman; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

The family will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM Wednesday, June 8. In addition to flowers, the family requests contributions to Lutheran Services of Georgia, 1508 Whispering Pines Road, Albany, GA 31707 or the Liberty House, P.O. Box 2046, Albany, GA 31701.

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PENNIE MINOR
1945 - June 5, 2016

MRS. PENNIE ANN DAVIS MINOR, age 71, of Eastman, GA, died Sunday, June 5, 2016 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Tuesday, June 7, at Eastman First United Methodist Church, with Dr. Rick Mitchell officiating, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Minor was a native of Milan, a 1963 graduate of Milan High School, a member and former Sunday School Teacher of Eastman First United Methodist Church and a retired Deputy Clerk of Court for Dodge County for over 36 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and dedicated wife and enjoyed walking and working in her yard. She was daughter of the late Myrtice Vaughn Davis & D.J. Davis and was preceded in death by 2 Infant Siblings.

Survivors: Husband of 52 years – Neal Minor of Eastman; Daughter – Angie Minor Yawn (David) of Eastman; Son – Rev. Craig Minor (Miranda) of Eastman; 4 Grandchildren – Hannah Yawn, Callie Minor, Chase Minor and Maci Minor; Sister – Peggy Davis Lewis (Rev. Alvin) of Milan; Sister-in-Law and Brother-in-Law – Mary Ann Minor of Shelby, NC and Wayne Minor (Rosemary) of McRae; Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Minor residence, 5623 Bacon Avenue, Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM Monday, June 6. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to the Eastman First United Methodist Church or The Alzheimer’s Association.

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JIM HARP
1923 - May 28, 2016

MR. JAMES EDWARD “JIM” HARP, age 92, of Eastman, GA, died Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Coliseum Medical Center in Macon, GA.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00PM Tuesday, May 31 at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Jerry Peele and Pastor Dahl McDermitt Jr. officiating with interment in Orphans Cemetery.

Mr. Harp was born in Thomaston, GA and a graduate of R.E. Lee High School in Upson County. He was a longtime resident of Dodge County, a member of the Eastman First Baptist Church, and a U.S. Army World War II Veteran. He was a retired State of Georgia Fire Marshall, a former Eastman Gas Company employee and an active member of “The Cross” ministry. He enjoyed the game of baseball and was a Pitcher for the Eastman Dodgers Class D Minor League Baseball Team. He is a member of the Georgia Class D Minor League Baseball Hall of Fame. Jim’s 90 lifetime wins are the most in Georgia State League History. He enjoyed cutting grass with his zero turn lawnmower and keeping his yard neat, playing with his dog “Bo” and riding Grands around in his golf cart. He was the son of the late Margaret Louise Hammett Harp and William Alfred Harp and was preceded in death by his Wife of 64 years – Jackie Gordy Harp and 6 Siblings – Gladys Hicks, Dorothy Jones, Robert Harp, Fred Harp, Bryant Harp, and Isabell Meeks.

Survivors: 2 Daughters – Becky Pritchett (Ray) and Connie Seacrist (Billy) both of Eastman; 1 Son – Terry Harp (Cecilia) of Eastman; 12 Grandchildren – April Moore, Ginger Watkins, Sandy Hardy, Billy Harp, Terry Harp Jr., Jim Harp II, Stephen Pritchett, Jim Pritchett, Rachel McCook, Seth Cody, Katie Farley, and Nichole Seacrist; 15 Great-Grandchildren – Madison Pritchett, Madison Harp, Danielle Elliott, Morgan Sheffield, Laney Watkins, Johna Watkins, Georgia Hardy, Ted Hardy, Lana Pritchett, Mia Pritchett, Cailee Harp, Clint Harp, Calen Harp, Scarlett Farley, and Seth Farley; 1 Great Great Grandson – Trebor Elliott; Brother – Charles Harp of Thomaston, GA; Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Harp residence, 22 Harp Road, Eastman and will receive friends at Southerland Funeral Chapel one hour before services. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 5107 Oak Street, Eastman, GA 31023.

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EMILY JEAN HOLDER
1938 - May 28, 2016

MRS. EMILY JEAN ALMAND HOLDER , age 77, of Eastman, GA, died Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Serenity Place Hospice in Dublin, GA.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM Monday, May 30 at Bethel Baptist Church, with Rev. Keith Powell and Rev. Robbie Passmore officiating with interment in Bethel Cemetery.

Mrs. Holder was a native of Dodge County and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She and her husband were owner and operator of Holder’s Citgo for 16 years. She enjoyed watching Atlanta Braves baseball and game shows on TV, working word puzzles and caring for her family. She was the daughter of the late Willie Belle Douglas and Julius Day Almand and widow of the late Jimmy Holder, married for 42 years.

Survivors: Daughter – Rhonda Lucas of Eastman; 4 Sons – Keith Holder, Kevin Holder (Kelly), Benny Benton (Linda) all of Eastman, and Aaron Holder (Gail) of Jackson; 6 Grandchildren – Skyla Benton, Trey Benton (Kerri), Dr. Misti Patel (Biren), Kelly Lucas, Devin Holder and Alan Holder; 3 Great-Grandchildren – Mason, Montgomery and Malachi; 1 Sister – Betty Sue Carpenter of Warner Robins; 1 Brother-in-law – W.M. “Duck” Holder, Jr. of Eastman; Several Nephews; Canine Companion – Gidget.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Kevin and Kelly Holder, 825 8th Ave Eastman and will receive friends at Bethel Baptist Church one hour before services.

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WILLIAM SMITH
1939 - May 21, 2016

MR. WILLIAM FRANK SMITH, JR., age 76, of Milan, GA, died Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Hawkinsville.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00PM Monday, May 23 at Sweet Home Baptist Church, with Dr. Al Daniell officiating.

Mr. Smith was born in Hayti, MO, a member of Sweet Home Baptist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a former trucker, a former employee of Rentz Cabinet Company, son of the late Pearl Marler Smith & William Frank Smith, Sr. and was preceded in death by a Sister – Clara Fletcher and 4 Brothers – Arthur Ray Smith, George Smith, E.J. Smith and Harold Smith.

Survivors: Wife of 7 years – Gwen McCranie-Smith of Milan; Daughter – Ethel Carr (Mark) of Dallas, GA; 4 Step-Sons – Scott T. McCranie (Debbie) of Columbus, David McCranie and Dennis McCranie (Karen) both of Eastman and Greg McCranie (Loanita) of Milan; Grandson – Larry Carr of Dallas, GA; 6 Step-Grandchildren – Toni, Angel, Jamie, Jada, Grace and Hannah; 7 Step-Great-Grandchildren – Gabriele, Kayden, Teddy, Eliza Jayde, Miley, Lexus and Jenna; 3 Sisters – Lorene Jenkins of Dublin, Pearl Graham of Buford and Patsy Edwards of Faxon, OK; 2 Sisters-in-Law – Shirley Smith of Lithia Springs, GA and Bonnie Beasley of Jesup; Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

The family may be contacted at the Smith residence, 1401 Milan-Chauncey Rd., Milan and will receive friends at Sweet Home Baptist Church 30 minutes before services.

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LINDA MARTIN
1928 - May 16, 2016

MRS. LINDA WILLIAMS MARTIN, age 87, of Chauncey, GA, died Monday, May 16, 2016 at Serenity Place Hospice in Dublin.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Martin was a native of Chauncey, of the Baptist Faith and a 26 year retired employee of Southern Bell, where she worked in the engineering department. She was an active volunteer for the Eastman Christian Life Center, daughter of the late Evie Smith Williams & Chas Williams and was preceded in death by a Sister – Cecelia Tolson, Brother – Aubrey “Sprig” Williams and Niece – Shannon Tolson.

Survivors: 3 Daughters – Wanda Wolfe, Carolyn Helm and Becky Bowers all of Jacksonville, FL; Son – Lee Bowers (Teresa) of Chauncey; 7 Grandchildren – Nathaniel Bowers, Jacqueline Smith, Jason Bowers, Rachel Niblett, Kelly Helm, Kristi Helm and David Wolfe; 8 Great-Grandchildren; Niece – Erin Tolson; Several Cousins including – Dr. Martha Smith (Gary).

The family may be contacted at the residence of Lee & Teresa Bowers, 81 North Railroad Avenue, Chauncey.

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ISAAC HORTON
1942 - May 15, 2016

MR. ISAAC HORTON, age 73, of Empire, GA, died Sunday, May 15, 2016, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Tuesday, May 17, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Lewis Miller officiating, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mr. Horton was a native of Chester, a member of Middle Ground Baptist Church, a 1961 graduate of Dodge County High School and a graduate of South Georgia Technical College with a degree in Paint and Body. He was a retired salesman for Bumper To Bumper Auto Parts and an avid gardener, who had a green thumb. He enjoyed working in his yard, spending time with his dogs and was a very social person, who never met a stranger. Isaac was son of the late Cora Lee Boswell Horton & James Amos Horton and was preceded in death by 2 Daughters and 3 Sisters – Ruth H. Allen, Martha H. Maddox and Madgeline Horton.

Survivors: Wife of 10 years – Marlene Turner Horton of Empire; 2 Step-Sons – Chris Medley (Cinnamon) and Wayne Medley both of Warner Robins; Sister – Rachel Holmes (Lawton) of Cochran; Sister-in-Law – Becky Rodgers (Billy) of Columbus; 2 Nephews – Chris Burch (Donna) and David Allen (Charlotte); 4 Nieces, Deborah Warren (Johnny), Carol Bond (Daryll), Susan Henry (Byrd) and April Sheffield (Mark); Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

The family may be contacted at the Horton residence, 197 Empire-Chester Hwy., Empire, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM Monday, May 16. In addition to flowers, the family request contributions to Integrity Hospice.

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IRENE CHANCE
1926 - May 9, 2016

MRS. GEORGIA IRENE HOOKS CHANCE, age 89, of Eastman, GA, died May 9, 2016, at Church Home Healthcare and Rehab Center in Perry.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Wednesday, May 11, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Paul Cowles and Rev. Ray Daniel officiating, with interment in Orphans Cemetery.

Mrs. Chance was a lifelong resident of Dodge County, a retired merchant for E & R Dime Store, Levine’s Department Store, Bearden’s Department Store and Four Points Grocery and was a longtime caretaker for the elderly. She enjoyed giving and doing for others. She was daughter of the late Lula Rogers Hooks and Jesse E. Hooks, widow of Fred A. Chance and was preceded in death by 5 Siblings – Virginia Coleman, Dorothy Daniel, Valerie Hooks, Rev. Ovid Hooks, and J.D. Hooks.

Survivors: 2 Sisters – Cauleter Barron of Smyrna and Hilda Noles of Warner Robins; Sister-in-Law – Marie Ford Hooks of Eastman; Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel one hour prior to services on Wednesday, May 11. In addition to flowers, the family request contributions Gideons International Bible Fund.

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LEWIS WINBURN
1942 - May 7, 2016

MR. GEORGE LEWIS WINBURN, age 73, of Athens, GA, died Saturday, May 7, 2016, at his residence.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00AM Thursday, May 12, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Stephen Upchurch officiating.

Mr. Winburn was a native of Eastman, a member of Eastman First Baptist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and former co-owner and operator of Winburn Properties in Athens, GA. He was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan, son of the late Mary Elizabeth Mullis Winburn & William McClendon “Mack” Winburn and was preceded in death by 2 Brothers – Charles M. Winburn and Gene Mac Winburn.

Survivors: Wife of 45 years – Frances Laura Foster Winburn of Athens; 2 Daughters – Marie Elizabeth Winburn (Stephen Daniel) and Joanna Leigh Winburn both of Athens; 3 Granddaughters – Joni Elizabeth Woods of Athens, Stephanie Daniel and Brihannah Daniel both of Hull, GA; Sister – Patricia Ann W. Dobbins of Mt. Vernon; 2 Sisters-in-Law – Zandra Smith (Tim) of Eastman and Joni Moore (David) of Alamo; Former Son-in-Law – James L. Woods of Athens; 2 Adopted Daughters – Cassie Folsom and Pamela Harris; Several Nieces and Nephews.

In addition to flowers, the family request contributions to Hospice Compassus of Athens, the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross or Faithful Hearts Animal Shelter. The family will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel one hour before services.

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DEBORAH “BIG DEB” WILKERSON
1954 - May 8, 2016

MS. DEBORAH JEAN “BIG DEB” WILKERSON, age 61, of Eastman, GA, died Sunday, May 8, 2016 at her residence.

A private family memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 14, at the residence of Jeanie Curtis, 698 Hwy #126, Cadwell.

Ms. Wilkerson was born in Fresno, CA, attended Snow Hill Baptist Church in Cadwell and was a homemaker. She loved planting flowers, quilting and her dogs. She was daughter of the late Frankie Jean Jones Wilkerson and Oscar Tommy Wilkerson.

Survivors: 2 Daughters – Bambi Lou White (Randy) of Rincon and Wendy Grey of Kentucky; 3 Sons – David Wilkerson (Rhonda) of Forsyth, Tommy Grey of Atlanta and Calvin Roland of Nevada; 3 Sisters – Patty Wilkerson and Brenda O’Neal both of Eastman and Valerie Gathings of Cadwell; 3 Brothers – Carl Lilly of Saint Mary’s, GA, Tommy Wilkerson of Nashville, TN and Rusty Wilkerson of Augusta; Several Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren; Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends. Forever in the wind “Big Deb”.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Patty Wilkerson, 94 Horne Rd., Eastman.

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BUTCH MILNER
1943 - May 6, 2016

MR. PAUL EDWARD “BUTCH” MILNER, age 72, of Eastman, GA, died Friday, May 6, 2016 at Bleckley Memorial Hospital in Cochran.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM Sunday, May 8, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Mr. David Currie and Mr. Dennis Giddens officiating, with interment in Orphans Cemetery.

Mr. Milner was a lifelong resident of Eastman, a member of Cottondale Baptist Church, a graduate of Dodge County High School and Middle Georgia College with a degree in Nursing. He was the Manager of the Emergency Room at Fairview Park Hospital for over 25 years, Nursing Home Administrator and Director of Nurses for Heart of Georgia Nursing Home for over 20 years, loved animals, farming and spending time with his grandchildren. He was son of the late Mary Lee Fordham Milner & Paul Simmons Milner and was preceded in death by Twin Grandsons – Cole Milner and Drew Milner.

Survivors: Wife of 51 years – Judy Steele Milner of Eastman; 3 Sons – Blake Milner, MD (Sherry), Bart Milner (Stephanie) and Adam Doss (Marla Gill) all of Eastman; 6 Grandchildren – Charlotte Milner, Wyatt Milner, Lyla Milner, Bo Milner, Jake Milner and Cody Gill; Mother-in-Law – Ruby Haupt Steele of Eastman.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Blake and Sherry Milner, 610 Bell Line Rd., Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 5:00PM-7:00PM Saturday, May 7. In addition to flowers, the family requests contributions to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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TEENA SCARBOROUGH
1937 - April 27, 2016

MRS. ALICE ERNESTINE “TEENA” KENNEDY SCARBOROUGH, age 78, of Eastman, GA, died Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Dodge County Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, April 30, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Daniel Cook and Dr. Al Daniell officiating, with interment in Zebulon Cemetery.

Mrs. Scarborough was born in Miami, FL and had resided in Dodge County since 1975. She was a member of Sweet Home Baptist Church, a loving mother and grandmother and a dedicated wife of 41 years. Teena was a retired Civil Service employee for Robins AFB and a former employee of Coleman Framing and Gifts for 12 years. She enjoyed doing for others and would often send cards to friends, bake cakes for nursing homes, personal care homes and retired veterans. Her hobbies included writing poetry and for over 30 years she taught Sunday school at the RYDC in Eastman. Teena was daughter of the late Nancy Roland Kennedy and Ernest Kennedy and was preceded in death by a Sister – Doris K. Butts.

Survivors: Her Husband – Marvin Scarborough of Eastman; 3 Sons – Ernest J. “Reb” Coody (Donna), Roger R. Coody, and Kris C. Coody (Angie Allen) all of Cochran; 2 Sisters – Patricia K. Dykes of Cochran and Nancy K. Osteen (Reggie) of Coral Springs, FL; 4 Grandchildren – Jessica Cody (Cody Jones), Cameron Cody, C-Jae Coody, and Hayla Grace Coody; 1 Great-Grandson – Luke Cody; 2 Sisters-in-law – Louise Smisson (Wright) and Sherell Yawn; 2 Brothers-in-law – Melvin Scarborough (Jean) and James Scarborough; Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Scarborough residence 5609 First Avenue, Eastman and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 5:00PM-8:00PM Friday, April 29. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Georgia Baptist Children’s Home or Penfield Christian Homes.

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HAZEL LOWERY
1923 - April 27, 2016

MRS. HAZEL PEACOCK LOWERY, age 93, of Eastman, GA, died Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, April 30, at Southerland Funeral Chapel with Rev. Chuck Yzenski and Rev. Karen Cheek officiating. Interment will be at New Union Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Lowery was a lifelong resident of Dodge County and a member of Lovely Grove Baptist Church. She was the widow of Pershing Lowery and the daughter of the late Lillie Parkerson Peacock and Ivy Peacock. She was preceded in death by 4 siblings – Vancine Hair, Herman Peacock, Elma Lowery and Docia Brown.

Survivors: 2 Daughters – Lillie Ann Yawn (Calvin) of Eastman and Ginger Lowery (Thomas Fassuliotis, MD) of Gainesville, GA; 2 Sons – Wendell Lowery (Carol) and Elbern Lowery both of Eastman; 5 Grandchildren – Kit Lowery, Jeff Lowery, Lisa Kiser (Dan), Lori Holbrook (Joel) and Lana Rogers (Will); 3 Great-grandsons – Billy Rogers, Ben Rogers and Bo Rogers; 2 Brothers - Clifford Peacock (Diane) of Eastman and Huey Peacock (Iris) of Anderson, South Carolina; and several Nieces and Nephews.

In addition to flowers, the family request for contributions to the Altamaha Riverkeeper, Suite D5 1135 North Way, Darien, GA 31305.

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BETTY JEAN JONES
1934 - April 27, 2016

MRS. BETTY JEAN “B.J.” KIMBERLY JONES, age 81, of Eastman, GA, died Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Friday, April 29, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Daniel Cook and Rev. Jason Newell officiating, with interment in Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Jones was a lifelong resident of Eastman, a member of Cottondale Baptist Church, where she served as a Training Union Teacher, GA Leader and Sunday School Teacher, and a homemaker. She was the valedictorian of Lumber City High School, a former substitute teacher for the Dodge County School System, a former Cub Scout Leader, loved flowers and was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She was daughter of the late Lillie Bell Alligood Allen & Leo Kimberly and was preceded in death by her Step-Father – Oscar Allen and Brother – Kenneth Kimberly.

Survivors: Husband of 64 years – Clifton N. Jones of Eastman; Son – Derek Jones (Lisa) of Gainesville, FL; 2 Grandchildren – Jade Holton (J.T.) and Cameron Jones; 2 Great-Grandchildren – Amelia Holton and John Clifton Holton; 2 Sisters-in-Law and Brother-in-Law – Vivian Hazouri and Gwen Lowery of Eastman and Cary Jones (Lee) of Jupiter, FL; Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Extended Family Members.

The family may be contacted at the Jones residence, 701 Hawkinsville Hwy., Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 1:00PM-2:00PM Friday, April 29.

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JANICE RUTHERFORD CANNON
1959 - April 26, 2016

MRS. JANICE RUTHERFORD CANNON, age 56, of Eastman, GA, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM Thursday, April 28, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Tim Brown officiating.

Mrs. Cannon was a lifelong native of Dodge County, of the Baptist Faith, a graduate of Dodge County High School and a homemaker. She was a loving mother and sister and enjoyed gardening and caring for animals. She was daughter of the late Ann Brown Kirkpatrick & John William “Billy” Rutherford.

Survivors: Son – Brad Dowdy (Erica) of Hawkinsville; Sister – Billie Ann Middlebrooks (Dr. Monroe) of Eastman; 2 Nephews – Brian Rigby and Jason Rigby; Aunts and Uncles – Harold & Linda Rutherford, Edith & Billy Jones, Ruth Cochran and Ed & Carol Brown; Several Cousins and Extended Family Members.

The family will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 2:00PM-3:00PM Thursday, April 28.

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BUDDY BURNAM
1944 - April 24, 2016

MR. ELLIS “BUDDY” BURNAM, age 71, of Eastman, GA, died Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Macon Regency Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Wednesday, April 27 at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Ralph Smith & Rev Charles Alligood officiating, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mr. Burnam was a native of Rhine, a member of Eastman Bible Baptist Church, a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Army and a 21 year retired worker for the CSX Railroad. He was a 10 year employee of the Dodge State Prison, enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, woodworking, carpentry and spending time at McDonalds with his friends. He was son of the late Eunice Pauline Yancey Burnam & Ellis C. Burnam and was preceded in death by a Sister – Jeanette Burnam.

Survivors: Wife of 19 years – Joy Jewell Burnam of Eastman; Daughter – Jodi A. Kane (Stephen) of Thomasville, NC; Step-Daughter – Susan Ursrey (Matt) of Baxley; 4 Grandchildren – Christian Giovanni Kane, Cole Ursrey, Austin Ursrey and Cailyn Ursrey; 3 Brothers – Jack Burnam (Linda), Don Burnam (Gail) and Morrell Burnam (Pam) all of Eastman; Sister-in-Law – Brenda Widener (Larry) of Eastman; Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Burnam residence, 5614 Russell Avenue, Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM Tuesday, April 26.

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JOHNNIE FAYE REGISTER
1940 - April 24, 2016

MRS. JOHNNIE FAYE HENDRIX REGISTER, age 76, of Eastman, GA, died on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the Dodge County Hospital.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00PM Tuesday, April 26, at Cottondale Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Daniel Cook officiating.

Mrs. Register was a native of Dodge County and a member of Eastman Congregational Holiness Church. She enjoyed playing her accordion and singing and was a homemaker. Johnnie Faye was daughter of the late Lula Mae Rozar Hendrix and Joel Ivey Hendrix. Johnnie was preceded in death by her Husband – Wilbur Dodge Register; Sister – Lois Adel Ziss; Brother – Joel Edward Hendrix and four infant siblings.

Survivors: 2 Sisters – Joyce H. Edmond (William) and Evelyn H. Joiner (Ray) both of Eastman; 14 Nieces & Nephews – Jimmy Ziss, Ronnie Ziss, Kenny Ziss, Billy Edmond, Edward Edmond, Charles Edmond, Linda H. Mullis, Jeanell English, Ramona Evans, Clayton Hendrix, Mary Dean Hendrix, Wendell Simmons, Dennis Simmons and Tina Martin; Several Great Nieces, Nephew and Cousins.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Ray and Evelyn Joiner, 140 11th Avenue, Eastman and will receive friends in Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home from 2:00PM- 2:45PM Tuesday, April 26.

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DORIS JOINER
1934 - April 22, 2016

MRS. DORIS FARMER JOINER, age 81, of Eastman, GA, died Friday, April 22, 2016, at the Dodge County Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Sunday, April 24, at New Daniels Baptist Church, with Rev. Roy Locke officiating, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Joiner was a lifelong resident of Dodge County, a member of New Daniels Baptist Church, a graduate of Dodge High School and a retired clerk for Robins AFB. She was a former employee of the Dodge County Magistrate Court and a member of the Eastman Pilot Club. She was daughter of the late Lula Durden Farmer & Jerry Farmer, widow of Millard Joiner and was preceded in death by a Brother – Frank Farmer.

Survivors: 2 Sons – Kenneth Joiner (Donna) of Thomson and Lynn Joiner (Cindy) of Oakville, Ontario Canada; Sister – Lucille F. Ellis of Eastman; 8 Grandchildren – Erin Gainey (Tommy), Lauren Robinson (David), Kyle Joiner (Mandy), Joshua Joiner, Meredith Joiner, Mallory Joiner (Jonathan Oliver), Caleb Joiner (Dana Beaupre) and Shayne Woods (Connie); 8 Great-Grandchildren – Carly, Leighland, Thomas, Davis, Brady, Brock, Ainsley, Knox; Brother-in-law – Grady Vaughn (Joyce) of Eastman; Sister-in-law – Beverly Farmer of Hazlehurst; Uncle – Harold Gibbs (Mecca); Several Nieces and Nephews including: Tim Vaughn (Paula) and Buddy Gibbs (Mary Ellen “M.E.” Renchey).

The family may be contacted at the Joiner residence, 228 Legion Drive, Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM Saturday, April 23. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Eastman Pilot Club, % Nylan Hinson, 801 Middle Ground Church Rd., Eastman, GA 31023.

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VICKIE DARNELL
1947 - April, 17, 2016

MRS. VICKIE POWELL DARNELL, age 68, of Lake City, FL, formerly of Dodge County, died Sunday, April, 17, 2016 at Avalon Healthcare & Rehab Center in Lake City, FL.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00AM Wednesday, April 20, at Dublin Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Robert Rogers officiating.

Mrs. Darnell was a graduate of Dodge County High School, a member of Zebulon Baptist Church and a retired receptionist for the Medical Center of Central Georgia. She loved crafts, fishing and deer hunting. She was daughter of the late Ida Lee Braswell Powell & Charlie Powell, widow of George Robert “Bob” Darnell and was preceded in death by 2 Sisters – Melba St. Louis and Barbara Powell.

Survivors: Husband – John J. Varner of Lake City, FL; Daughter – Traci Menendez (Luis) of Lake City, FL; Son – Oscar Allen Purvis (Diane) of Macon; Step-Daughter – Denise Durden of Juliette; Step-Son – Stanley Robert Darnell (Cynda) of Dexter; Uncle – Robert Julian Braswell (Jenny) of Eastman; 8 Grandchildren – Brandon Cornwell, Tiffany Cornwell, Ashley Purvis, Kasey Purvis, Hannah Purvis, Cody Darnell, Jessi Darnell and Josh Durden; Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contact at the residence of Allen Purvis, 2080 Hiwassee Drive, Bonaire, GA 31005, and will receive friends Tuesday, April 19 from 4:00PM – 6:00PM at Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home in Eastman. In addition to flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org/donate.

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SAMMY EDGE
1946 - April 14, 2016

MR. SAMMY HAROLD EDGE, SR., age 70, Eastman, GA, died Thursday, April 14, 2016 at his residence.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Edge was born in Telfair County, was a member of Ocmulgee Baptist Church, a 1966 graduate of Dodge County High School, a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Marines, having served in the 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment and was also a member of VFW Post 6077, Hawkinsville, GA. He was a retired manager for Ferrell Gas Company, a family man and enjoyed gardening, hunting and the outdoors. Sammy was the son of the late Matilu Walker Edge & James Evely Edge and was preceded in death by a Sister – Barbara Ann Broome.

Survivors: Wife – Carminta Giddens Edge of Eastman; Son – Sammy “Sam” Edge, Jr. (Holly) of Simpsonville, SC; Granddaughter – Katherine Elizabeth “Katie” Edge; 2 Foster Granddaughters – Peanut and Little Bit; 2 Grandsons – Dustin Croft and Brandon Croft; Brother – James Ronald “Ronnie” Edge (Frances) of Chester; 3 Aunts – Nadine Morris, Hortense Edge and Peggy Walker; Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Edge residence, 1797 Ben Giddens Rd., Eastman, GA. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the donor’s choice of Disabled Veterans Organizations.

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PAMELA GRENADE
1960 - April 11, 2016

MRS. PAMELA LYNN POLK GRENADE, age 56, of Eastman, GA, died Monday, April 11, 2016 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00AM Friday, April 15, in Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Arnold Rye and Rev. Brian Martin officiating.

Mrs. Grenade was a native of Macon, a member of Liberty Baptist Church and a retired LPN for Middle Georgia Nursing Home. She enjoyed reading and spending time with family and friends. She was daughter of the late Jacqueline Burnley Polk & Joseph Polk and was preceded in death by a Son – Joseph Stuart Giddens and Grandson – Kenneth Lee Paul.

Survivors: Husband – James Grenade of Eastman; Daughter – Krysta Kilgore Paul (Dustin) of Macon; 2 Grandchildren – Zoey Paul and Scarlett Paul; Mother-in-Law – Jammie Grenade of Glenwood; Brother-in-Law – Stephen Grenade (Diane) of Glenwood.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions toward funeral expenses, by contacting Krysta Paul or James Grenade at 48 King Rd., Eastman.

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KATRINA GRAHAM
1980 - April 7, 2016

KATRINA MARIE GRAHAM, age 35, of Cadwell, GA, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Wednesday, April 13, at New Union Baptist Church, with Rev. Brad Dowdy officiating, with interment in New Union Cemetery.

Katrina was a native of Laurens County, a High School Graduate, attended New Union Baptist Church and was a former cashier at KFC. She enjoyed reading and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors: 3 Sons – Blake Jones, Thomas Jones and Michael Jones all of Milan; Father – Thomas Jerry Graham of Cadwell; Sister – Tina Boyd (Tommy) of Rentz; Brother – Chris Graham (Olivia) of Cadwell; 1 Step-Sister and 4 Step-Brothers – Jessica Vanderfeltz, Curtis Walker, John Paul Walker, Robert Yawn and Ben Vanderfeltz; Foster Parents – Roger & Lil Wild of Dexter; Foster-Sister – Katie Wayson of Dexter; Several Nieces and Nephews including – Emerald, Raven, Hunter, Riley, Mackenzie, Keyton, Peyton, Shawn, Stacy and Charlie; Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Candy Martin, 883 Taylor Grocery Rd., Rentz, and will receive friends in New Union Baptist Church one hour prior to services on Wednesday, April 13.

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Charles Wayne Hulette, Sr.
April 9, 2016

Charles Wayne Hulette, Sr., 77, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016.

A Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Lizella Baptist Church with Reverend Shannon Back and Reverend Chris Minton officiating. Burial will be private at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Rhine, GA. The family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. to service time at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lizella Baptist Church, 2950 South Lizella Road, Lizella, Georgia 31052.

Mr. Hulette was born in Dodge County, Georgia to the late Calvin B. Hulette and Adele Spires Hulette and was preceded in death by his son, Bruce Hulette. He was a member of Lizella Baptist Church and was active in his Sunday School Class as well as an Usher. Mr. Hulette was retired from the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department after 27 years of service and was a member of the Fireman’s Association. He was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and uncle.

He is survived by sons, Wayne Hulette, Jr. (Fulvia) of Lizella, Danny Hulette (Valerie) of Acworth, and Jeffery Hulette (Tori) of Bonaire; eleven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; brother, B.A. Hulette of Fort Valley; sisters, Lorene Yancey of Bolingbroke, Bonelle Sheffield of Macon, Patsy Clinard of Macon, and Janice Brantley of Eastman; numerous nieces and nephews.

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Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of arrangements.

Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home of Eastman assisted the family locally.

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JERRY W. JOHNSON
1939 - April 10, 2016

MR. JERRY WILBON JOHNSON, age 77, of Eastman, GA, died on Sunday, April 10, 2016 in the Dodge County Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Wednesday, April 13, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Trent Dykes officiating, with interment in Gresston Holiness Cemetery.

Mr. Johnson was a native of Dodge County and a member of Plainfield Baptist Church. He was a Retired Veteran of the United States Air Force Reserve, a 33 year retired Packing and Crating Specialist at Robins AFB and enjoyed fishing and working on the family farm. Jerry was son of the late Nellie Ruth Ussary Johnson and L.M. Johnson, widower of Shirley Ann Parkerson Johnson and was preceded in death by a Daughter – Tammy Darlene Johnson, Brother – Ned Johnson and Daughter-in-law – Crystal Smith Johnson.

Survivors: 3 Sons – Stan Johnson of Eastman, Steve Johnson (Theresa) of Bonaire and Jerry “Butch” Johnson of Byron; 2 Sisters – Faye Southerland (Jack) and Jackie Murphy both of Murrayville; 7 Grandchildren – Patrick Johnson (Jessica), Sandi Puriton (Jared), Stephen Hunter Johnson, Taylor Lee Haynes, Amanda Bagwell (Hunter), Christopher Minter and Briana “Bri Bri” Johnson; 3 Great-Grandchildren – Parker, Cullen and Makayla.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Stan Johnson, 369 Ruffin Road, Eastman and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM Tuesday, April 12.

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RACHEL BOWEN
1934 - April 6, 2016

MRS. RACHEL BROWN BOWEN, age 81, of Milan, GA, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00PM Saturday, April 9, at Sand Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Joey Bohannon and Mr. Bobby Ryals officiating, with interment in Sand Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Bowen was a native of Milan, an active member of Sand Grove Baptist Church and a 38 year retired employee of Southern Bell. She was a 1950 graduate of Rhine High School, an active member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and enjoyed cooking, spending time and caring for her family and friends. She was daughter of the late Annie Williams Brown & Jess Brown, widow of Robert Allen Bowen and was preceded in death by 3 Brothers – J.I. Brown, John K. Brown and Larry Brown.

Survivors: Daughter – Porsha B. Clevenger of Marietta; 2 Grandchildren – Jessica Clevenger and Zachary Clevenger; 3 Sisters – Sue Pitts (Horace) of Milan, Hazel Roberson (John) of Fitzgerald and Janet Hickman (Wayne) of Eastman; 3 Sisters-in-Law – Johnnie Kate Brown of Rhine, Patsy Brown and Willie B. Brown both of Eastman; Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.

The family may be contacted at the Bowen residence, 2924 Vilula Church Rd., Milan, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM Friday, April 8. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to Sand Grove Baptist Church, % Mike and Elaine Watkins, 21 Watkins Lane, Milan, GA 31060, or the Gideons International Bible Fund.

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WYNELL HAYNES
1943 - April 4, 2016

MRS. WYNELL TRIPP HAYNES, age 72, of Eastman, GA, died Monday, April 4, 2016 at the Dodge County Hospital.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00PM Friday, April 8, at Lovely Grove Church Cemetery, with Mr. Baron Thiessen officiating.

Mrs. Haynes was a native of Dodge County but had lived in Roberta, GA for many years. She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church, a homemaker and a former waitress for over 15 years at the Huddle House. She was daughter of the late Sophia Sheffield Tripp & J.B. Tripp and was preceded in death by a Sister – Estelle Jones-Sheffield and 4 Brothers – William Tripp, Jack Tripp, Joel Tripp and Johnny Tripp.

Survivors: Sister – Annelle Taylor of Eastman; Half-Sister – Nancy Lavenia Rape of Eastman; Aunt – Louise Reynolds (Fred) of Albany; Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great-Nieces, Great-Nephews and a host of Extended Family Members.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Annelle Taylor, 141 Creighton Street, Eastman, and will receive friends in Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home from 1:00PM-1:45PM Friday, April 8.

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GRACE GIDDENS COLEMAN
1926 - April 2, 2016

MRS. GRACE GIDDENS COLEMAN, age 89, of Warner Robins, GA, died April 2, 2016 in Warner Robins.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00PM Tuesday, April 5, at Giddens Harrell Cemetery, with Rev. Lewis Harrell officiating.

Mrs. Coleman was born to the late Charlie and Narcissus Murkerson Giddens of June 18, 1926 in Eastman, GA. She lived most of her life until moving to Warner Robins for the past five years. Grace worked as a Librarian for the Ocmulgee Regional Library for many years until her retirement. She has a love for her family most importantly her late husband, Obie Dyle Coleman and son, Charles Dyle Coleman who preceded her in death. Grace was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Eastman, GA.

Grace is survived by her grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Burpee-Scott Funeral Home of Warner Robins was in charge of arrangements.

Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home of Eastman assisted the family locally.

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PARKER NUE MULLIS
1922 - March 29, 2016

MR. PARKER NUE MULLIS, SR., age 93, of Jesup, GA, died Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in Wayne Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00PM Saturday, April 2, at New Union Baptist Church.

Mr. Mullis was a native of Eastman, lived in Wayne County, GA for most of his adult life and was a Christian. He was retired from the Department of Transportation and enjoyed hunting, fishing and being a “Granddaddy”. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served in the South Pacific during WWII and was a member of the Eastman Masonic Lodge 279.

Survivors: Wife of 70 years – Doretha Rowell Mullis of Jesup; Daughter – Phyllis Mullis of Stone Mountain; Sons – Parker N. Mullis, Jr. of Jesup, William Henry “Bill” Mullis (Tonya) of Brunswick and Ken Mullis (Christy) of Valdosta; 12 Grandchildren; 2 Great-Grandchildren; Brothers – J.D. Mullis and Bryce Mullis (Frances) both of Eastman; Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family will receive friends in New Union Baptist Church one hour prior to services on Saturday, April 2. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.

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DICK SCARBOROUGH
1933 - March 30, 2016

MR. SID “DICK” SCARBOROUGH, age 82, of Eastman, GA, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Eastman Healthcare & Rehab.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00PM Sunday, April 3, at Woodlawn Cemetery, with Rev. Mitchell Brown officiating.

Mr. Scarborough was a native of Emmanuel County, GA before moving to Milan, GA in the 1940s, and to Dodge County in 1955. He was a retired cattle rancher and lifelong farmer and a former bridge builder with the Georgia Department of Transportation. He was son of the late Carrie Dove Scarborough & Joe B. Scarborough and was preceded in death by 6 Siblings – Susie Vaughn, Cardeal “Babe” Scarborough, Gladys Knowles, Raymond Scarborough, Jody Scarborough and Harvey Lee Scarborough.

Survivors: Family Friends – Johnny Thompson (Linda) of Eastman, April Strickland (Kevin), Pam Evans (Cleve), Amy Yawn (Tracy), Angie Boston (Troy), Joann Thompson and their families.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Johnny and Linda Thompson, 636 Airport Road, Eastman and will receive friends one hour before services Sunday, April 3 at Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home.

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JAMES ROWLAND
1928 - March 29, 2016

MR. JAMES McKEE ROWLAND, age 87, of Dexter, GA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at his residence.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Survivors: Cherished Wife and Soul mate of 64 years – Ellen Marie Davis Rowland of Dexter; Children – Jeffery and Colleen Rowland of Waterford, MI, Cynda and Stanley Darnell of Dexter, Tracy and Cindy Rowland of Dudley and Don and Jean Rowland of Dexter; 6 Grandchildren – J.J. Rowland, Kelli Anderson, Kason Rowland, Micah Rowland, Cody Darnell and Jessi Darnell; 9 Great-Grandchildren.

Mr. Rowland was a native of Dexter, a member of Poplar Springs North Baptist Church, in Dublin, a graduate of Dexter High School and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Rowland was a private pilot who had a love of flying. He was owner and operator of Rowland Landscaping and Asphalt Paving, a visionary and landscaping genius, in Michigan. He was owner and operator of Hitchiti Park in Dexter. He was son of the late Blanche Taylor Rowland & Horace G. Rowland and was preceded in death by 6 Siblings – Lula Bell Bryant, Ella Barron, Ruth Rowland, Myrtle White, Sara Joniac and Taylor Rowland.

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PAUL ADAMS
1952 - March 29, 2016

MR. PAUL THOMAS ADAMS, age 64, of Eastman, GA, died Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the Dodge County Hospital.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00AM Thursday, March 31, at Lovely Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, with Preacher David L. Ash officiating.

Mr. Adams was a lifelong resident of Dodge County, of the Baptist Faith and a retired carpenter. He enjoyed gardening and car racing. He was the son of the late Susie Green Adams & Roscoe Adams, Sr. and was preceded in death by 4 Sisters – Linda Coleman, Wanda Keeling, Donna Evans and Oncean Adams and 2 Brothers – Roscoe “Junior” Adams, Jr. and Roston “Big A” Adams.

Survivors: Sister – Patricia “Tater” Williams (Dewey Blizzard) of Milan; Sister-in-Law – Barbara Adams of Cadwell; 2 Brothers-in-Law – James Evans of Rentz and Ron Keeling of Tennessee; Several Nieces and Nephews including: Rhonda Ussery (Craig) of Milan and Mandi Allen (Ken) of Dublin.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Rhonda and Craig Ussery, 615 Sweet Home Church Rd., Milan. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made toward the funeral expenses.

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MINNIE RUTH BRYAN
1948 - March 29, 2016

MRS. MINNIE RUTH McCRANIE BRYAN, age 67, of Eastman, GA, died Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Dodge County Hospital.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Bryan was a native of Rhine, GA, a member of Eastside Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was daughter of the late Lola Renew McCranie & Charlie McCranie, Sr., widow of Billy Bryan the Snow Cone Man and was preceded in death by 8 Siblings – Alice Carver, J.B. McCranie, Betty Smith, Mattie Black, Eph McCranie, Pauline M. Burch, Cecil L. McCranie and Ola Burch.

Survivors: 2 Brothers – Charlie McCranie, Jr. and Thomas Perry McCranie both of Eastman; Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Charlie McCranie, 2591 Log Cabin Rd., Eastman.

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ERIC EDGE
1961 - March 24, 2016

MR. JOHN ERIC EDGE, age 54, of Eastman, GA, died Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Eastman Healthcare & Rehab.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00PM Saturday, March 26, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Bishop Robert E. Ashcroft and Elder Alvin W. Arnold officiating, with interment in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Edge was a lifelong resident of Dodge County, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cochran and a former carpenter for Shepherd Construction. He was son of the late Dora Lee Edge Shepherd & McNair Edge and was preceded in death by his Step-Father – Willie P. “Billy” Shepherd and Brother – Craig Shepherd.

Survivors: Son – Kyle Alex Edge of Florida; Brother – Danny Edge (Deborah) of Eastman; Niece – Cathy Shepherd Souza (Scott) of Eastman; Great-Niece – Summer Souza; Several Friends and Extended Family Members.

The family will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 3:00PM-4:00PM Saturday, March 26.

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CURTIS DENNIS
1926 - March 22, 2016

MR. CURTIS WILLIAM DENNIS, age 89, of Eastman, GA, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Thursday, March 24, at Plainfield Baptist Church, with Rev. Tim Tanner officiating, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mr. Dennis was a lifelong resident of Dodge County, a member of Plainfield Baptist Church, a graduate of Eastman High School, a WWII veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a 34 year retired employee of Robins AFB. He loved fishing, camping, gardening, hunting and taking long walks with his wife. He was son of the late Emma Cornelia Taylor Dennis & Columbus Elbert “Bud” Dennis and was preceded in death by 2 Sisters – Gladys Rogers and Thelma Jones and 3 Brothers – Leroy Dennis, Jahugh Dennis and Alfred Dennis.

Survivors: Wife of 65 years – Ruth Sheffield Dennis of Eastman; Daughter – Fran Wilson (Mike) of Fayetteville; 2 Sons – Ronnie Dennis (Melinda) and Phil Dennis (Kathy) both of Eastman; 9 Grandchildren – Natalie Hill (Trevor), Nicole Sopp (Brian), Nathan Wilson (Natalie), Calen Dennis, Ethan Dennis, Dakota Dennis, Peyton Dennis, Laryn Lane and Lyndsie Lane; 6 Great-Grandchildren – Cooper, Maddox, Hudson, Grant, Nolan and Nash; Sister – Geneva Giddens of Eastman; Sisters-in-Law and Brothers-in-Law – Martha Rogers, Rossie Giddens (Carrol Ray), Willene Cobb (Therell), Wilmer Sheffield (Regina), Denise Sheffield, Clarence Burch, Delores Dennis, Javine Sheffield and Hortense Dennis; Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Ronnie & Melinda Dennis, 1022 Bay Springs Church Rd., Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 5:00PM-7:00PM Wednesday, March 23. In addition to flowers, the family request contributions to a charity of the donor’s choice or Plainfield Baptist Church Kitchen Fund, 271 Plainfield Rd., Eastman, GA 31023.

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MARY VAN “MA TINY” SMITH
1928 - March 17, 2016

MRS. MARY VAN “MA TINY” HARGROVE SMITH, age 87, of Eastman, GA, died Thursday, March 17, 2016 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM Sunday, March 20 at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Don McClung and Dr. Rick Mitchell officiating, with interment in Harrell Cemetery in Midway Community.

Mrs. Smith was born in Alachua County, FL, a member of the First United Methodist Church, a former employee of Stuckey Candy Company and a retired nurse for the Dodge County Hospital for over 30 years. She loved working in the yard, painting and spending time with her family. She was daughter of the late Mary Hargrove, widow of Sam Smith and was preceded in death by 2 Infant Daughters – Emily Smith and Wanda Smith, Son – Gene Smith, Son-in-Law – Bucky Davis and 2 Sisters – Wyolene Graham and Nancy Fezzell.

Survivors: Daughter – Ann S. Davis of Hawkinsville; Son – Tim Smith (Zandra) of Eastman; Daughter-In-Law – Avoline R. Smith of Eastman; 8 Grandchildren – Carroll Williams (Jan), David Williams, Dean Smith (Rhonda), Samantha Powell (Todd), Melanie Davis (Randy Jones), Emory Davis (Stacey), Kim Levin and Zoie Smith Holt; 18 Great Grandchildren – Jenna, Jesse, James, Shannon, Heather, Tanner, Deanna, Shea, Trent, Justin, Cameron, Emily, Coleton, Evan, Jared, Zory, Hannah and Halie; 5 Great-Great-Grandchildren – Jay Granger, Madeline Elizabeth, James Homer IV, James III, Jillian and Riley; Sister-in-Law – “Baby” Ruth Stanfield (Neal) of Screven; A multitude of Nieces, Nephews and Extended Family Members.

The family may be contacted at the Smith residence, 2960 Hawkinsville Hwy, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 1:00PM-3:00PM Sunday, March 20.

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JEFF CLARK
1964 - March 11, 2016

MR. WILLIAM JEFFERY “JEFF” CLARK, age 52, of Rhine, GA, died Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Wednesday, March 16 at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Roswell Chapman and Rev. Randy Conley officiating, with interment in Bay Springs Cemetery in Rhine.

Mr. Clark was born in Dublin, GA, a attended Hopewell Baptist Church in Rhine and was owner and operator of Clark Construction Company for over 15 years. He was a former employee Dublin Auto & Electric and Bearden Oil Company. He enjoyed helping others, fishing, hunting, the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by a Son – Harris Benjamin “Benji” Clark.

Survivors: Wife – Lynn Walker Clark of Rhine; Daughter – Chelsea Clark (Daniel Pitts) of Rhine; 3 Sons – Brad Clark (Erika) of Athens, Ryan Clark of Eastman and Caleb Clark of Rhine; Father – Clifton Clark; 4 Sisters – Barbara Moody (James) of Milledgeville, Teresa Manning (Buddy) of Dublin, Sheila Gaskins (David) of South Carolina and Denise Prickett of McRae; Brother – Mike Clark (Lynn) of Chauncey; Extended Family – Kim Clark and Lisa Clark; Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.

The family may be contacted at the Clark residence, 118 John B. McCranie Rd., Rhine, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 12:30PM-2:00PM Wednesday, March 16.

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CAROLYN JONES-NOLES
1952 - March 13, 2016

MRS. CAROLYN JONES-NOLES, age 63, of Eastman, GA, died Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Warner Robins Healthcare & Rehab.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00PM Saturday, March 19, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Al Acosta officiating.

Mrs. Jones-Noles was a native of Bleckley County, of the Baptist Faith and a former bookkeeper for over 20 years for Quality Saw Works in Milan. She was daughter of the late Ruby Lyles Jones & Carroll E. Jones and widow of Jack C. Jones.

Survivors: 2 Daughters – Michelle Jones of Eastman and Ashley Jones of Dublin; Step-Daughter – Angie Jones of Eastman; 4 Step-Sons – Randy Jones, Ricky Jones, Rodney Jones and Rusty Jones all of Milan; 4 Grandchildren – Logan Lanier, Josy Lanier, Jacey Jones and Hayden Spore; Several Step-Grandchildren and Step-Great-Grandchildren; Brother – Paul Jones (Linda) of Cochran; Nephews – Aaron Jones, Daryl Jones and Todd Jones.

The family will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 12:30PM-1:00PM Saturday, March 19. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to the Faithful Hearts Animal Shelter.

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ANNETTE FISH
1962 - March 11, 2016

MRS. MARY ANNETTE PITTMAN FISH, age 54, of Eastman, GA, died Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Dodge County Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Monday, March 14, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. John Mobley officiating, with interment in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Fish was a native of Rhine, GA, a graduate of Telfair County High School and Heart of Georgia Technical College. She was a member and director of Ladies of Faith at Eastside Baptist Church, a longtime employee of the Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission and enjoyed shopping and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed crafting and was excited and proud with each creation she made. She was daughter of the late Christine McIntyre Pittman & John Henry Pittman and was preceded in death by a Granddaughter – Lilly Webb, Sister – Gail Pittman and Brother – Bobby Pittman.

Survivors: Daughter – Sherry Webb (Levi) of Adel; Granddaughter – Ella Webb; 2 Sisters – Geraldine Brown (J.C.) and Terrie “Tiny” Pittman both of Rhine; 2 Brothers – John Willie Pittman of Rhine and Henry Pittman of Eastman; Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.

The family may be contacted at the Fish residence, 1277 Rozier Goolsby Rd., Eastman and will receive in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 3:00PM-5:00PM Sunday, March 13. In addition to flowers, the family request contributions to Eastside Baptist Church.

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HENRY B. POOLE
1954 - March 10, 2016

MR. HENRY BARTON POOLE, JR., age 61, of Eastman, GA, died Thursday, March 10, 2016 at his residence.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, March 12, at Woodlawn Cemetery, with Rev. Daniel Cook officiating.

Mr. Poole was a native of Marietta, GA, of the Christian Faith and a retired construction worker. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, working on automobiles, fishing and riding his golf cart and motorcycle. He was son of the late Mattie Joyce Hobbs Poole & Henry Poole, Sr., widower of Linda Carolyn Poole and was preceded in death by his Sister – Barbara Jean Poole.

Survivors: Step-Daughter – Angela Baldree (Ernie) of Ocilla; Daughter – Melissa Hunt of Acworth; Son – Jason Poole of Calhoun; 3 Grandchildren – Kyle Baldree, Jessica Smith (Tyler) and Clayton Baldree; Sister – Brenda Rose (Jim); 2 Brothers – Dennis Poole (Angie) and Bruce Poole (Terry); Sister-in-Law – Janice S. Bryant (Hezykiah) of Danville; Special Friend – Bobby Powell; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

The family will receive friends in Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home from 10:00AM-10:45AM Saturday, March 12.

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DOTTIE GELVAR
1950 - March 9, 2016

MRS. DOROTHY MAY “DOTTIE” PERRY GELVAR, age 65, of Eastman, GA, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at her residence.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:30PM Friday, March 11, at Lebonon Baptist Church Cemetery in Abbeville, GA.

Mrs. Gelvar was a native of Baltimore City, MD, of the Lutheran Faith and a former baker. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was daughter of the late Dorothy Weaver Deaton & Thomas Perry, widow of Harry Gelvar and was preceded in death by a Daughter – Marjorie Gelvar, 2 Sons – Harry Gelvar and Michael Gelvar, Great-Grandson – Kullen Coons; Son-in-Law – William “Jr.” Greensfelder and Niece – Sandy Shipley.

Survivors: Fiance – Jim Cunningham of Eastman; 3 Daughters – Brandi Greensfelder of Eastman, Christine Shipley-Boccia (Jeremy) of Baltimore and Angel Maans (Greg) of Baltimore, MD; Son – Scott Hollar of Eastman; 8 Grandchildren – Melissa Gelvar, Shannon Magill, Amber Gelvar, Ashley Gray, Randy Coons, Floyd Greensfelder, Matthew Greensfelder and Jaccob Greensfelder; Several Great-Grandchildren; 2 Sisters – Alice Burtram of Baltimore and Rowvena “Penny” Welch of West Virginia; 2 Brothers – Richard Burtram (Barbara Jean) of Eastman and John “Roy” Perry (Robin) of Baltimore; Several Nieces and Nephews; Special Family Friend – Susan Meckley of Baltimore, MD.

The family may be contacted at the Gelvar residence, 2661 Dublin Hwy., Eastman and will receive friends in Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home from 12:00PM-1:30PM Friday, March 11.

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SUSAN W. FORDHAM
1962 - March 2, 2016

MRS. SUSAN WILLIAMS FORDHAM, age 53, of Eastman, GA, died Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Dodge County Hospital.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00PM Friday, March 4, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Ronnie Jones officiating, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Fordham was a lifelong resident of Dodge County, a member of Central Baptist Church and a former LPN for Heart of Georgia Nursing Home, Middle Georgia Nursing Home and the Dodge County Hospital. She was a graduate of Dodge County High School, enjoyed spending time with her family and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was daughter of the late Linda Clements Williams & John Morris Williams.

Survivors: Husband – Carroll Fordham of Eastman; 3 Sons – Tyler Fordham and Ryan Fordham both of Eastman and Blake Fordham (Holly) of Macon; Step-Granddaughter – Jadea Massey; Sister – Sherri W. Perry (Danny) of Gainesville, GA; Brother – Van Williams (Holly) of Lumber City; Brothers-in-Law and Sisters-in-Law – Ricky Fordham (Beth), David Fordham, Glinda Haire and Brenda Walton; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Ricky and Beth Fordham, 66 Daisy Lane, Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 1:30PM-2:00PM Friday, March 4.

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REV. LEROY HILLIARD
1923 - March 2, 2016

REV. JOSEPH LEROY HILLIARD, age 92, of Eastman, GA, died Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at his residence in Dodge County.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Friday, March 4, in Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Mitchell Brown officiating, with interment in Sweet Home Baptist Church Cemetery.

Rev. Hilliard was born in Rhine, GA, and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was a Baptist minister for over 60 years and a U.S. Army World War II Veteran. Rev. Leroy was son of the late Betty Hilliard & John Hilliard and was preceded in death by his Wife – Bettyse Pitts Hilliard and 2 Sisters – Ruth Purvis and Sammie Lou Skipper.

Survivors: Son – Chris Hilliard (Lisa) of Eastman; 2 Daughters – Diane Simmons (John) of Tifton and Josephine White (J.J.) of Gresston; 8 Grandchildren – Travis Hilliard, Sonja Ann Hilliard (Mike Kinard), Shane Woodard, Kasey Woodard, Kit Brown, Stacey Mincey, Shawn White (Jennifer), and Darla White; 6 Great-Grandchildren – Hayden Kinard, Jessica Brown, Claudia Brown, Logan White, Brittany Farmer and Cam Farmer; 1 Great-Great Grandson – Don Burnam III; Brother-in-law – Ed Pitts; 3 Sisters-in-law – Jo Cobb (Leon), Jeanette Mullis and Faye Purcell (Jim).

The family may be contacted at the Hilliard residence, 686 Bedsole Road, Eastman and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel one hour before funeral services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you plant a fruit tree in your yard in memory of Rev. Hilliard.

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CHAD L. KIRKLEY
1969 - February 26, 2016

MR. CHAD L. KIRKLEY, age 46, of Eastman, GA, died Friday, February 26, 2016 at his residence.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Mr. Kirkley was a native of Naples, FL but had lived in Dodge County for several years. He was of the Christian Faith, a former road striper for several companies including Mid State Striping in Perry and was preceded in death by his Wife – Elizabeth “Beth” Davis Kirkley.

Survivors: Father – Harry Kirkley (Cindy) of Eastman; Mother – Shearon G. Walker Piper (Leroy) of Naples, FL; Son – Daniel L. Kirkley of Lakeland, FL; 2 Step-Children – Catherine Davis and David Russell; Step-Sister – Jennifer Casper of Idaho; Step-Brother – Wyatt Creach of Eastman; Aunt and 2 Uncles – Delores Jarvis of Jacksonville, Fl, Otis Jerrell Brawner of Gray and James Walker of Naples, FL; Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.

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DOROTHY B. CARR
1931 - February 20, 2016

MRS. DOROTHY LOUISE BENNETT CARR, age 84, of Eastman, GA, died Saturday, February 20, 2016 in Cochran.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Thursday, February 25, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Troy Dykes officiating, with interment in Gresston Holiness Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Carr, born in Plant City, FL, was a member of Gresston Baptist Church and a retired employee of the State of Georgia Dodge County Service Center. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her family. She was daughter of the late Marietta Surrency Bennett & Lacey Bennett and was preceded in death by her Husband – Herman B. Carr; 2 Sisters – Lois Lyles and Ludelle Butler; 2 Brothers – Russell Bennett and Claude Bennett; Step-Son – Herman B. Carr Jr.

Survivors: 4 Daughters – Bobbie Jo Hendrix (Joel) of Stockbridge, Wanda Cobb (Pete) of Cochran, Gnann Smith (Randy) of Summerville, SC, and Anita Purser (Larry) of Cochran; 2 Sons – Vic Carr of Eastman and John Lacey Carr (Mikiko) of Germany; Step Daughter – Betty Jean Bates (Lamont) of Cochran; Step Son – Vernon Carr (Betty Ann) of Old Town, FL; 26 Grandchildren and Numerous Great-Grandchildren; 2 Sisters – Shirley Godwin (Jack) and Pat Messick both of Plant City, FL; Sister-in-law – Jo Bennett of Holiday, FL; Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Carr residence, 137 Wallace Circle, Gresston and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM Wednesday, February 24.

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MARGARET THOMPSON
1948 - February 20, 2016

MRS. MARGARET ELIZABETH FORDHAM THOMPSON, age 67, of Eastman, GA, died Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Eastman Healthcare and Rehab.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Monday, February 22, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Daniel Cook officiating, with interment in Cottondale Cemetery.

Mrs. Thompson was a lifelong resident of Eastman, a member of Cottondale Baptist Church and a retired LPN for over 40 years and worked at Middle Georgia Nursing Home, Fairview Park Hospital and Heart of Georgia Nursing Home. She enjoyed spending time at church, with her family and her F.R.O.G. sisters. She was daughter of the late Mary Nell Asbell Fordham & Curtis Edward Fordham, widow of Joseph Woodroe Thompson and was preceded in death by her Brother – Curtis Donnell Fordham.

Survivors: 2 Daughters – Brandi Hunt of Macon and Jodie Payne (Joey) of Eastman; 4 Grandchildren – Amber Willoughby, Darrien Hunt, Caleb Willoughby and Jayden Hunt; Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.

The family will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 3:00PM-5:00PM Sunday, February 21.

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WARREN YAWN
1945 - February 16, 2016

MR. WARREN MAX YAWN, age 70, of Eastman, GA, died Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Thursday, February 18, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Dahl McDermitt, Jr. officiating, with interment in Antioch #1 Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Yawn was a native of Dodge County, a Veteran of the United States Army, a member of Antioch #1 Baptist Church, a retired contractor and former owner & operator of Yawn Home Care. He enjoyed fishing, building things, grilling, and family gatherings. He was son of the late Blanche Smith Yawn & Max Franklin Yawn and was preceded in death by 3 Brothers – Charles Yawn, Jimmy Yawn and Randy Yawn and a Sister – Ruby Yawn Spires.

Survivors: Wife – Brenda Parker Yawn of Eastman; 4 Daughters – Denise Powell of Warner Robins, Sarah Schmitz, Kim Clark (Jay) and Angela Batts all of Eastman; 2 Sons – Scott Gurien of Eastman and Mark Brown (Tonya) of Gresston; 14 Grandchildren – Jacob, Nathan, Crystal, Hunter, Wendy, Jennifer, Taylor, Ryan, Chelsey, Caleb, Sarah Grace, Katie, Jackson and Mary; 7 Great-Grandchildren; Brother-in-Law – Phil Parker (Ilene); Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Yawn residence, 1587 Antioch Church Rd., Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM Wednesday, February 17.

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CLINT JACKSON
1971 - February 8, 2016

CLINTON CHARLES “CLINT” JACKSON, age 44, of Eastman, GA, died Monday, February 8, 2016 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Hawkinsville.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00PM Thursday, February 11, at Limestone Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Kevin Morrison and Rev. Olin Hamlin officiating.

Clint was born in Laurens County and of Baptist Faith. He was a former employee of White & Lavender Pest Control and a correctional officer for the Eastman YDC. Clint enjoyed hunting and outdoors activities. He was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents – Mildred & Ben Jackson and Maternal Grandparents – M.E. & Katurah Holmes.

Survivors: Mother and Father – Ruthie Jo Holmes Jackson and Charles Jackson both of Eastman; Brother – Jeff B. Jackson (Teresa) of Cochran; Aunts and Uncles – Faye Giddens (Rex) of Eastman, L.M. Holmes (Marion), Charles Holmes (LaRue) both of Hawkinsville and Nina Mullis (Jimmy) of Cochran; Great-Aunt – Wanda Miller of Eastman; Nieces and Nephews – Emily Finch (Terrance), Elizabeth Jackson, Kimberly Jackson, Briana Mason, Riley Southern and Cody Mason; Numerous Cousins and Friends.

The family may be contacted at the Jackson residence, 415 Stewart Rd., Eastman, and will receive friends in Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home from 12:00PM-1:30PM Thursday, February 11.

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N.L. SHEFFIELD
1926 - February 8, 2016

MR. NEEDHAM LEWIS “N.L.” SHEFFIELD, age 89, of Eastman, GA, died Monday, February 8, 2016 at McRae Manor Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM, Wednesday, February 10, at Vilula Baptist Church, with Rev. Tim Brown and Rev. Benny Moore officiating, with interment in Vilula Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Sheffield was a lifelong resident of Dodge County, a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army and was a devout Christian, who was a member, deacon and clerk of Vilula Baptist Church. He was graduate of Rhine High School, a retired surveyor for ASCS for over 30 years, a farmer, former justice of the peace and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was son of the late Mary Eugenia Howard Sheffield & John Lewis Sheffield and was preceded in death by 2 Sisters – Mary Eugenia Howard and Ruby Horne and 3 Brothers – Arthur Sheffield, Sol Sheffield and John Sheffield.

Survivors: Wife of 68 years – Marjorie Beck Sheffield of Eastman; 3 Daughters – Shann Wahl (Jerry) of Chauncey, Pam Yawn (Donnie) and Joy Stanley (Alvin) both of Rhine; 2 Sons – David Sheffield (Becky) and Reggie Sheffield (Ellen) both of Eastman; 11 Grandchildren – Dena Mullis (Michael), Candace Clifton (Chris), Joni Braden (Jason), Donnie Yawn, Jr., Lewis Sheffield (Summer), Philip Sheffield (Rachel), Carrie Ryals (Barry), Andrew Sheffield (Kimberly), Diana Jones (Chris), Marshall Yawn and Ben Stanley; 14 Great-Grandchildren – Abby, Allie, Gavin, Anna, Olivia, Ella, Seth, Jake, Felicity, Owen, Lily, Sadie, Henry and Blake; Brother – Truman Sheffield (Gwen) of Macon; 2 Sisters-in-Law – Mary Ann Deal (James) of Dublin and Mary Ellen Beck of Plainfield; Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

The family may be contacted at the Sheffield residence, 3056 Friendship Church Rd., Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM Tuesday, February 9. In addition to flowers, the family request contributions to Vilula Baptist Church, 4444 Rhine Hwy., Eastman, GA 31023.

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HAZEL SCARBOROUGH
1925 - February 7, 2016

MRS. HAZEL OLEAN HOWARD SCARBOROUGH, age 90, of Eastman, GA, died Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Bryant Nursing Home in Cochran.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Wednesday, February 10, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Jerry Peele officiating, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Scarborough was a lifelong resident of Dodge County, a member of Eastman First Baptist Church and the Dorcas Sunday School Class and a retired telephone operator for Southern Bell. She enjoyed traveling the country with the Bank of Eastman. She was daughter of the late Sallie Sheffield Howard & William Henry Howard, widow of J.W. Scarborough, Jr. and was preceded in death by 2 Sisters – Daisy Howard Rogers and Nannie Mae Giddens.

Survivors: Daughter – Janis S. Braswell of Atlanta; Grandson – Jeb Braswell of Atlanta; Caretakers – Kim and Daniel Koch of Eastman; Several Cousins and Friends.

The family may be contacted at the Scarborough residence, 436 13th Avenue, Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 1:00PM-2:00PM Wednesday, February 10. The family request the omission of all flowers and have donations to the Eastman First Baptist Church or the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, 1577 NE Expressway, Suite A., Atlanta, GA 30329.

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GENE SMITH
1945 - February 6, 2016

MR. CLARENCE EUGENE “GENE” SMITH, age 70, of Eastman, GA, died Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00PM Tuesday, February 9, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Myron Parkerson, Rev. Jimmy Jewel and Rev. Greg Lowery officiating.

Mr. Smith was a native of Dodge County, a member of Freedom Worship Center, a retired Piggly Wiggly store manager in Griffin, GA, a farmer during his time in Dayton, TN, and a former employee of Alcoa Industries. He enjoyed tractors, fishing and spending time with his wife and family. He was preceded in death by his Father – Sam Smith and 2 Brothers-in-Law – Wallace Lowery and Bucky Davis.

Survivors: Wife of 52 years – Avoline Rogers Smith of Eastman; Daughter – Samantha “Sally” Powell (Todd) of Eastman; 3 Sons – Dean Smith (Rhonda), David Williams both of Eastman and Carroll Williams (Jan) of Vidalia; Mother – Mary Van “Tiny” Hargrove Smith of Eastman; 10 Grandchildren – Dena Powell, Shea Powell, Tanner Smith, Heather Hulon (Jamie), Shannon Williams, James Williams, (Kayleen), Jena Barber (James), Jessie Carter (Eric), Cory Cleghorn (Nicci) and Shannon Cleghorn (Carrie); Several Great-Grandchildren; Sister – Ann Davis of Hawkinsville; Brother – Tim Smith (Zandra) of Eastman; 2 Sisters-in-Law – Brenda Lowery and Claudine Haddock (Lee); Brother-in-Law – J.W. Rogers (Annette) of Eastman; Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Dean and Rhonda Smith, 2958 Hawkinsville Hwy., Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel one hour before services Tuesday, February 9. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to Freedom Worship Center.

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RUFUS COLEMAN
1930 - February 4, 2016

MR. RUFUS COLEMAN, age 85, of Eastman, GA, died Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM Sunday, February 7, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with Mr. Cam Coleman officiating, with interment in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Coleman was a native of Eastman, of the Christian Faith and a self employed merchant. He was a former employee of Stuckey’s, Inc. and J.P. Stevens, Inc and enjoyed buying and selling antiques and telling his stories to anyone that would listen. He was son of the late Maggie Braswell Coleman & William Hiram Coleman and was preceded in death by his former Wife – Ivalene Rozier and 6 Siblings – Elgin Coleman, Roscoe Coleman, Mary Coleman Williams, Corlis Coleman, Durvis Coleman and Lillian Coleman Pope.

Survivors: 2 Sons – William “Bill” Coleman and Richard “Rick” Coleman (Pam) both of Macon; 7 Grandchildren – Angela Coleman Campbell (Jason), Brandon Coleman (Buffie), Brian Coleman (Brittany), Sean Coleman (Ashley), Holly Coleman Edwards (Jarrod), Brian Rainey and Brandi Lang; 15 Great-Grandchildren – John Gollott, Scott Campbell, Spencer Campbell, Peyton Campbell, Tyler Coleman, Trent Coleman, Summer Mosher, Brooke Moats, Lee Coleman, Xander Edwards, Zachary Edwards, Lane Rainey, Caitlyn Fontenot, Shelby Fontenot and Justin Lang; Brother – Ernest Coleman (Faye) of Milledgeville; Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

The family will receive friends in Bethlehem Baptist Church from 2:00PM-3:00PM Sunday, February 7. In addition to flowers, the family request contributions to Bethlehem Baptist Church.

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MAGGIE PRUETT
1943 - February 1, 2016

MRS. MAGDALENE “MAGGIE” GARRETT PRUETT, age 72, of Eastman, GA, died Monday, February 1, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Wednesday, February 3, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Brian Martin and Rev. Arnold Rye officiating, with interment in Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Pruett was a native of Cadwell, a member of Liberty Baptist Church, a former waitress and a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who enjoyed rescuing and fostering animals, yard sales, gardening and working in the yard. She was daughter of the late Clyde Woodard Garrett & C.C. Garrett and was preceded in death by Several Brothers and her Faithful Pet – Zak.

Survivors: Husband of 34 years – Wayne B. Pruett of Eastman; 4 Sons – Michael Jones (Brenda), Ken Jones (Gail), Jeff Jones (Tammie) all of Eastman and Chris Joiner (Tina) of Kathleen; Step-Daughter – Michelle P. Bryan (Brad) of Eastman; Step-Son – Randy Pruett (Cathy) of LaGrange; 9 Grandchildren – Jamie Platt, Tyler Jones, Alexis Joiner, Kaitlyn Joiner, Will Harrell, III, Darci Bryan, Taylor Bryan, Cassie Pruett and Jonesy Wiggins; Mother-in-Law – Virginia Pruett of Eastman; Several Brothers and a Sister – Angie Parkerson of Fayetteville, NC; Brother-in-Law – Buddy Pruett (Mickie) of Vienna; Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

The family may be contacted at the Pruett residence, 1517 Chester Hwy., Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM Tuesday, February 2. In Addition to flowers contributions may be made to Faithful Hearts Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 5014, Eastman, GA 31023.

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ALTA MAE FULLER
1921 - January 29, 2016

MRS. ALTA MAE HARRELL FULLER, age 94, of Rhine, GA, died Friday, January 29, 2016 at Pinewood Manor Nursing Home in Hawkinsville.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Monday, February 1, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Mr. Bobby Ryals officiating.

Mrs. Fuller was a native of Rhine, GA, a member of Rhine Baptist Church, a high school graduate and a graduate of secretarial school. She enjoyed cooking, was a homemaker and a former bookkeeper for Fuller Brothers Construction Company. She was daughter of the late Vinnie Fulgham Harrell & Norman Harrell, widow of James Roberts Fuller and was preceded in death by 2 Brothers – Charles Harrell and George “Snow” Harrell.

Survivors: 2 Sisters-in-Law – Loye Fuller Luginbill of Eastman and Grace Fuller Shaffer of St. Cloud, FL; Several Nieces and Nephews including – Roy Harrell (Linda) of Yatesville, Earl Harrell (Faye) of Cochran and Debbie Harrell of Ft. Gaines, GA; Several Great-Nieces and Great-Nephews.

The family will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 10:00AM-11:00AM Monday, February 1. In addition to flowers, the family request contributions to Hospice Care Options, 715 Legion Drive, Eastman, GA 31023.

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ZANE SCOTT SHEPARD
January 27, 2016

ZANE SCOTT SHEPARD, the infant son of Scott Anthony Shepard & Keela Elaine Batts Warren, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00PM Saturday, February 6, at Pinetucky Church of God, in Dublin, with Rev. Harold Thornton officiating. Zane was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Zane was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents – Ronald M. Shepard & Jane Shepard, Maternal Grandfather – Terry Wilson Batts and an Aunt – Christy Lawson.

Survivors: Parents – Scott Shepard & Keela Batts Warren in Dublin; Siblings – Dakota Warren, Autumn Shepard, Sierra Batts, Mikyla Richardson, Keaton Warren, Gage Warren, Gaberil Warren and Dominic Warren; Paternal Grandmother – Frances Shepard of Hawkinsville; Maternal Grandmother – Patricia Reaves Lewis of Dublin; Aunts and Uncles – Terri Littell (Julian) and Ron Shepard (Deanna).

The family may be contacted at the residence of Patricia Lewis, 719 Southern Pines Rd., Dublin, GA, 31021.

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JIMMY RAY PEACOCK
1950 - January 27, 2016

MR. JIMMY RAY PEACOCK, age 65, of Baxley, GA, formerly of Eastman, GA, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia.

A Memorial visitation will be held at 2:00PM Saturday, January 30, at the residence of Rudene Wright, 976 Oak Forest Drive, Eastman. A private burial will be held at Vilula Baptist Church Cemetery in the Peacock family plot.

Mr. Peacock was a native of Eastman, of the Baptist Faith, a graduate of Dodge County High School and a retired employee of Emerson Electric Company Alco Controls Division. He enjoyed gardening and watching wrestling. He was son of the late Ruby Cadwell Peacock & Wilmer Peacock and was preceded in death by 5 Siblings – Willie Peacock, Donnie Peacock, Wesley Peacock, Robin Parker and Rhonda Brown, a Niece – Candice Wright Moore and a Nephew – Billy Peacock.

Survivors: Sister – Rudene Peacock Wright of Eastman; Nieces and Nephews – Patience Wright Burnham (Eric), Amanda Wilkerson, Tonya Parkerson (Fess), Johnny Parker all of Eastman and Karen Davis (John) of Brunswick; Several Great-Nieces, Great-Nephews and Numerous Cousins.

The family may be contacted at 478-374-1448.

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SARA GAINES
1948 - January 21, 2016

MRS. SARA ANN ALLEN GAINES, age 67, of Hawkinsville, GA, formerly of Dodge County, died Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Taylor Regional Hospital.

A memorial celebration will be held at 2:00PM Sunday, January 24, at the Gaines residence.

Mrs. Gaines was a native of Dodge County, a graduate of Brandon High School in Brandon, FL and a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed trips to the beach and sewing for her grandchildren. She was daughter of the late Sarah Wynell “Nell” McCullars Allen & Harry Wesley Allen and was preceded in death by a Brother – David Allen.

Survivors: Husband of 45 years – Fred Gaines, Sr. of Hawkinsville; 2 Daughters – Lisa Gaines of Moultrie and Jennifer Ceja-Alejandre of Warner Robins; 2 Sons – Freddie Gaines, Jr. (Melissa) of Hawkinsville and Chris Gaines (Paulisha) of Fort Walton Beach, FL; 12 Grandchildren – Sara, Ethan, Andrew, Hannah, Juan, Jenavi, Taylor, Abbie, Allie, Sianna, Lannie and Jessica; 5 Great-Grandchildren – Mila, Makeniz, Ashton, Brylee and Riley; 3 Sisters – Glenda Little (Ken), Ronda Scoggins both of Eastman and Jean Youell of Illinois; 2 Brothers – Sidney Allen (Kay) and Reggie Allen (Jenny) both of Eastman; Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Gaines residence, 75 Boyer Drive, Hawkinsville. In lieu of flowers please contact the Gaines family, in care of Melissa Gaines (478) 342-3062.

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MICHAEL “REK” ROWLAND
1989 - January 14, 2016

MICHAEL “REK” ROWLAND, age 26, of Eastman, GA, died Thursday, January 14, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM Sunday, January 17, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Dwaine Dunn officiating, with interment in Singletary Family Cemetery in Eastman.

Michael was born in Hawkinsville, GA, a member of Greenlawn Baptist Church, a graduate of Dodge County High School and a former correctional officer for Dodge State Prison. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp and was preceded in death by his Grandfather – Charles Robert Rowland and Step-Grandfather – W.C. Singletary.

Survivors: Wife – Ree Childress Rowland of Eastman; Daughter – Zoey Rowland; Mother and Father – Melinda Evans Rowland and Michael “Mike” Rowland of Eastman; Sister – Rae Rowland of Eastman; Paternal Grandmother – Doris Bryan Singletary; Maternal Grandparents – Faye Evans and Manning Evans; Mother-In-Law – Donna Thomas; 2 Sisters-In-Law – Ashley Childress and Nicole Childress; Aunts and Uncles – Anthony Evans (Susan) Richard Rowland (Brenda) and Scot Singletary (Mandi); Several Great-Aunts, Great-Uncles and Numerous Cousins.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Scott and Mandi Singletary, 6370 Fred Bohannon Rd., Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 1:30PM-3:00PM Sunday, January 17. In addition to flowers, the family request donations to Gideons International Bible Fund.

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Dorothy Nora Faulk Giddens
1938 - January 11, 2016

Dorothy Nora Faulk Giddens, age 77, of Flovilla, GA passed away Monday evening, January 11, 2016 at her residence.

She was born in Elko, GA April 1, 1938 daughter of the late Albert and Viola Faulk. She was wife of the late James Garner Giddens who passed away in 2003. Mrs. Giddens was a retired employee of the Department of Family and Children’s Services in Covington and had been employed by Butts County. She was a member of the Flovilla Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ellis and Wanda Giddens, daughter, Mary Emily Giddens, granddaughter, Alexis Rae Giddens, two sisters, Ella Mae Taylor and Vivian Albright, brother, Charles Faulk. She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Faulk.

The family will receive friends Friday, January 15, 2016 at Haisten Funeral Home in Jackson.

A graveside service will be Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00PM at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Eastman, GA.

You may sign the on-line register by going to www.haistenfuneral.com

Haisten Funeral Home of Jackson is in charge of arrangements for Dorothy Nora Faulk Giddens. Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home assisted the family locally.

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BRANDON HUTTO
1982 - January 6, 2016

BRANDON BOBBY HUTTO, age 33, of Chauncey, GA, died Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the Coliseum Medical Center in Macon.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, January 9, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Stephen Upchurch officiating, with interment in New Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

Brandon was born in McRae, GA, a member of Chauncey Baptist Church, attended Dodge County High School and was a part time worker at Lee’s Lawnmower Repair. He was a former employee of Fred’s Inc. and Captain D’s, enjoyed watching NASCAR racing, playing video games and listening to gospel and country music. He was preceded in death by a Brother – Timothy Hutto.

Survivors: Wife – Carry Hutto of Cadwell; Mother and Father – Evelyn and Bobby Hutto of Chauncey; Sister – Brittany Hutto of Chauncey; Brother – Josh Hutto of Chauncey; Mother-in-Law and Father-in-Law – Teresa and Ed Woodard; Aunts and Uncles – Joyce Hutto, Shirley Hutto, Thomas Hutto, Joyce and Junior Lee, Frank and Betty Ryals, Ronnie Lee, Loyd and Earlene Rowe, Jimmy and Patsy Rowland and Ruby Lee; Numerous Cousins and Friends.

The family may be contacted at the Hutto residence, 273 North Railroad Avenue, Chauncey, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel one hour prior to services on Saturday, January 9.

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ELOISE NOLES
2016 - January 6, 2016

MRS. MARGARET ELOISE LOWERY NOLES, age 87, of Eastman, GA, died Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Bryant Nursing Home in Cochran, GA.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Friday, January 8, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, with Mr. Glen Peacock officiating, with interment in New Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Noles was a native of Greensboro, NC, a graduate of Duncan High School, in Lyman, SC, a graduate of Woffard Business School, in Spartanburg, SC and upon graduating college she moved to Eastman. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, a 25 year retired customer service representative for OEMC and enjoyed tending her flowers and caring for her family. She was daughter of the late Annie Lou Weeks Lowery & James Austin Lowery, widow of Joel Chandler “J.C.” Noles and was preceded in death by a Brother – Austin Venoy Lowery.

Survivors: Son – Lynn Chandler Noles of Eastman; Grandson – Jason Chandler Noles (Kim) of Rentz; Great-Granddaughter – Kaitlyn Renee Noles; Brother – Harry Lowery of Siler City, NC; 2 Sisters-in-Law – Betty Ann Lowery of Lyman, SC and Delores Dennis of Eastman; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

The family may be contacted at the Noles residence, 969 Pete Sapp Rd., Eastman.

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JOHN HINSON, SR.
1940 - December 30, 2015

MR. JOHN HINSON, SR., age 75, of Dexter, GA, died Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Friday, January 1, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Julian Strum officiating, with interment in Buckhorn United Methodist Church Cemetery in Dexter.

Mr. Hinson was a native of Cochran, GA, a member of Hazlehurst Pentecostal Holiness Church, a 10 year retired employee of Eastman Cotton Mill, a retired employee of Reeves Brothers, Inc. and a greeter at the Food Depot in Dublin. He enjoyed fishing, singing and playing his guitar. He was son of the late Mattie Lou Cannon Hinson & Hoke Hinson and was preceded in death by 2 Infant Children – Thea Hinson and Janet Hinson and a Grandson – Joseph Hinson.

Survivors: Wife of 46 years – Nannie Ophelia Mullis Hinson of Dexter; 4 Sons – Dale Hinson (Nancy) of Chester, David Hinson (Dale) of Cochran, John Hinson, Jr. of Dexter and Tim Hinson of Valdosta; 8 Grandchildren – Jonathan Hinson, Jessica Hinson, David Hinson, Jr., James Hinson, Drew Hinson, Jacob Hinson, Jenna Hinson and Nate Hinson; 8 Great-Grandchildren – Landon, Isabella, Nicholas, Caden, Kimber, Ella, Jacie and Macie; 6 Sisters – Mary Hart (Earl), Marie Fields and Margie Briley all of Dublin, Irene Foster of Eastman, Ella Mae Peacock of Chester and Mattie Burns (David) of Cochran; 1 Brother – Ray Hinson (Annie Mae) of Dublin; Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Hinson residence, 502 Shy Street, Dexter, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 12:30PM-2:00PM Friday, January 1.

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NADYNE WARD
1932 - December 30, 2015

MRS. NADYNE PEACOCK WARD, age 83, of Eastman, GA, died Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Eastman Healthcare and Rehab.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM Saturday, January 2, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Aubrey Corbitt officiating, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Ward was a lifelong resident of Dodge County, of the Christian Faith, a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, cooking and her flowers. She was a graduate of Dodge County High School and of the School of Commerce in Atlanta. She was daughter of the late Sally Cannon Peacock & Elzie Peacock, widow of William Atlas “Bo” Ward, who she was married to for over 63 years, and was preceded in death by her Son – Larry N. Ward and Sister – Maxine Peacock Wing.

Survivors: Daughter – Karen W. Williams of Adrian; Daughter-in-Law – Belinda Ward of Eastman; 6 Grandchildren – Kathryn Williams, John Edward Williams, Ryan Ward (Mindy), Joseph Ward, Nick Ward (Krista) and Constance Grebb (Brian); 4 Great-Grandchildren – Lucas Ward, Bryce Gaston, Broderick Gaston and Addie Ward; Brother – Merle Peacock of Eastman; 3 Sisters-in-Law – Mildred Hunter, Ruby Nell Hendricks and Earnestine Hensley; Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 2:00PM-3:00PM Saturday, January 2.

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J.I. BROWN, SR.
1935 - December 27, 2015

MR. JAMES IRVIN “J.I.” BROWN, SR., age 80, of Eastman, GA, died Sunday, December 27, 2015 at McRae Manor Nursing Home in McRae.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00AM Wednesday, December 30, at Sand Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Mr. Bobby Ryals officiating.

Mr. Brown was a lifelong resident of Dodge County, a member of Sand Grove Baptist Church, a graduate of Rhine High School, a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a retired contractor for over 30 years. He was owner and operator of James I. Brown & Sons Construction. He enjoyed bird hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was son of the late Annie Williams Brown & Jess Brown, widower of Glenda Pippen Jones-Brown and was preceded in death by a Son – James “Digger” Brown, Jr., 2 Grandsons – Russ Holder and Clay Jones and 2 Brothers – John K. Brown and Larry Brown.

Survivors: Daughter – Monica Holder (Mike) of Eastman; Son – Eric Brown of Eastman; Step-Daughter – Cathy Padgett (Russell) of Milan; Step-Son – Terry Jones (Amber) of Milan; 3 Grandchildren – Bree Holder, AnnaLora Jones and Spencer Jones (Nikki); 1 Great-Grandson – Roy Jones; 4 Sisters – Rachel Bowen and Sue Pitts (Horace) both of Milan, Hazel Roberson (John) of Fitzgerald and Janet Hickman (Wayne) of Eastman; 2 Sisters-in-Law – Johnnie Kate Brown and Patsy Brown; Many Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Monica Holder, 651 Granny Branch Rd., Eastman. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to the Russ Holder Scholarship Fund % Middle Georgia State College Fund, 100 College Station Drive A-217, Macon, GA, 31206-5145.

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RAY SHEPHERD, SR.
1943 - December 26, 2015

MR. ARTHUR RAY SHEPHERD, SR., age 72, of Eastman, GA, died Saturday, December 26, 2015 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Tuesday, December 29, at Hopewell Baptist Church, with Rev. Larry Wilbanks officiating, with interment in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Shepherd, formerly of Macon, GA was of the Baptist Faith. He obtained a nursing degree from Georgia College and was a 25 year retired registered nurse for the Dodge County Hospital where he served as House Supervisor. Ray was an avid baseball fan, founder of the Bloomfield Little League Baseball Park in Macon and was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 2009. He was son of the late Bertha Peacock Shepherd and Frank Shepherd and was preceded in death by a Son – Arthur Ray Shepherd, Jr., Sister – Pat Shepherd and 2 Brothers - Bobo Shepherd and Scotty Shepherd.

Survivors: Wife of 24 years – Elaine Walker Shepherd of Eastman; 4 Sons – Tony Shepherd of Raleigh, NC, Michael Shepherd (Judiah) of Duluth, GA, Jerry Shepherd (Erin) of Atlanta and Chris Shepherd (Betsy) of Kennesaw; 2 Step-Daughters – Lisa Elton of Hayesville, NC and Monica Spires (Gerald) of Eastman; Daughter-in-Law – Gayle K. Shepherd of Florida; 15 Grandchildren – Brandi (Jason), Tony, Brandon, Austin, Cameron, Ashton, Jacob, Michael, John Patrick, William, Deleia, Bubby, Callie, Justin, and Dillon; 4 Great-Grandchildren – Abbi, Ashton, Jackson, and Greyson; Sister – Carolyn Hall (John) of Virginia; 2 Brothers – Ernie Shepherd of Macon and Charles Shepherd (Rainey) of Bonaire; 2 Sisters-in-Law – Kathy Farthing of Hayesville, NC and Angela Walker of Eastman; Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Shepherd residence, 5021 Jessup Street, Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM Monday, December 28.

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CRAIG GAY
1964 - December 23, 2015

MR. CHARLES CRAIG GAY, age 51, of Eastman, GA, died Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at the Coliseum Medical Center in Macon.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00PM Saturday, December 26, at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Robbie Jones, Rev. Arnold Rye and Rev. John Mobley officiating.

Mr. Gay was a native of Laurens County, of the Baptist Faith and a retired foreman for DMT Construction in Dublin for over 16 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and hunter of deer and turkeys. He was preceded in death by his Mother – Martha Mae Fordham Bracewell and Sister – Debra Gay.

Survivors: Wife – Gwendolyn “Gwen” Jones Gay of Eastman; 2 Sons – William “Buddy” Smith (Christine) of Monticello, AL and Slae Gay (Lindsey) of Savannah; Granddaughter – Kaydence Smith; Father – Charles Gay (Billie) of Eastman; Step-Father – Harold Bracewell of Dublin; Sister – Betty Faye Hickey of Eastman; 5 Brothers – Darrin “Tater” Gay (Deanna), Tony Brown (Wendy), Gary Brown (Teresa) all of Eastman, Kenny Bracewell and Tim Bracewell both of Dublin; Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Charles and Billie Gay, 481 Airport Rd., Eastman, and will receive friends at Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home from 12:00PM-1:00PM Saturday, December 26. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to the American Cancer Society.

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ALBERT HOLT
1934 - December 23, 2015

MR. ALBERT LEWIS HOLT, age 81, of Rhine, GA, died Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at his residence.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, January 2, at Liberty Baptist Church, with Rev. Brian Martin and Rev. Mitchell Brown officiating.

Mr. Holt was born in Dexter, GA, a member of Old Daniels Baptist Church, a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans and a retired farmer and auto mechanic. He was formerly employed at Dodge County Motor Company, Goodyear Tire Company, Huckabee Buick Cadillac, Lakeside Ford and Brannen Ford and was owner of Holts Automotive and H & H Tire Company. Albert was son of the late Willie Pearl Davis Holt & Willie Coleman Holt and was preceded in death by a Brother – C.W. Holt.

Survivors: Wife of 51 years – Louise McCranie Holt of Rhine; Son – Mike Holt of Dudley; 2 Sisters – Kemper Hosford (James Oliver) of Chester and Ruby Jean Lampp (Duell) of Dublin; 2 Brothers – Argene Holt (Judy) and Doyle Holt (Minnie) both of Chester; Several Brothers-in-Law and Sisters-in-Law ; Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Holt residence, 4904 Abbeville Hwy., Rhine and will receive friends in Liberty Baptist Church thirty minutes prior to services on Saturday, January 2. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to Hospice Care Options, 715 Legion Drive, Gideons International Bible Fund or Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 2039, % Gary Lowery or Kim Beck , Eastman, GA.

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EARL STRICKLAND
1964 - December 18, 2015

MR. EARL STRICKLAND, age 51, of Eastman, GA, died Friday, December 18, 2015 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.

A private family memorial service was held Saturday, December 19.

Mr. Strickland was a native of Ocala, FL, of the Baptist Faith, a retired skilled electrician and carpenter for over 30 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and being outdoors. He was son of the late Olene Deese Strickland & Alvoyd Strickland and was preceded in death by 2 Siblings – Mary Ann Yeomans and Faye Dyal.

Survivors: Wife – Wanda Sue Conner Strickland of Eastman; 2 Daughters – Amy Strickland of Eastman and Tiffany Williams of McRae; Son – Billy Williams (Sherry Beckworth) of Eastman; 9 Grandchildren – Amanda, Jazmine, Melissa, Ernest, Jr., Aaron, Alexis, Jeremy, Jr., Julius and Sarah; Brother – Timmy Strickland of Tifton; 1 Great-Grandchild - Kraven Beckworth; 2 Sisters-in-Law – Melissa C. Black (Jeff) of Eastman and Brenda Anderson (Terrel) of Hazlehurst Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Melissa & Jeff Black, 125 Lightered Knot Rd., Eastman, GA.

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DELMA WILLIAMSON
1928 - December 15, 2015

MRS. DELMA DYKES WILLIAMSON , age 87, of Rhine, GA, died Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM Tuesday, December 15, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Tim Moorhouse & Rev. Scott McDuffie officiating, with interment in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Williamson was a lifelong resident of Rhine and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Rhine High School, attended Randolph College, and was a retired supervisor for Royden Wear, Inc. for over 40 years. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, tending her flowers, and caring for her family. Delma was daughter of the late Sallie Bowen Dykes & John Royal Dykes, widow of Clark Williamson, married for 67 years, and was preceded in death by her Son – Lynn Williamson; 6 Siblings – Opal Statham, Mary Hilliard, Nadine Cooper, Merle Dykes, George Dykes, Clifford Dykes.

Survivors: Daughter-in-Law – Sybil Crawford Williamson of Rhine; Brother-in-Law – Charles Williamson of Rhine; Special Pet – CoCo; Numerous Nieces and Nephews including – Monette Yancey (Jerry), Diane Gream (Joe), Tom Statham (Dwana), Marinell Paxton (Dave), Sandra Gregal, Hedy English (Raymond), Phyllis Prosser (Robert), Billy Dale Horne, Rita Davis, Dykes Hilliard (Jill) and Sammy Hilliard (Michelle); Niece-in-Law – Teresa Statham; Several Great-Nieces and Great-Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Williamson residence, 1433 Old Jacksonville Highway, Rhine, and will receive friends in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church from 2:00PM-3:00PM Tuesday, December 15.

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MAXINE SMITH
1950 - December 11, 2015

MRS. MAXINE FOUNTAIN SMITH, age 65, of Eastman, GA, died Friday, December 11, 2015 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM Sunday, December 13, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Lewis Harrell, Pastor Dahl McDermitt, Jr. and Rev. Jonathan Smith officiating, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was a lifelong resident of Dodge County, a member of Eastside Baptist Church, a graduate of Dodge County High School, a former employee for Dodge County Hospital for many years and a retired medical secretary for Dr. Emil Georgie. She was a member of Lady of Faith and a former Georgia Baptist Association Volunteer. She was daughter of the late Lois Sheffield Fountain & John Calvin Fountain, widow of Kelly Smith and was preceded in death by an Infant Son – Martin Smith and 5 Siblings – Betty Jean Sheffield, Billie Joe Fountain, Dannie Fountain, Sonny Fountain and Mary F. Jones.

Survivors: Daughter – Lori S. Yeomans of Eastman; Son – Jonathan K. Smith (Shawnda) of Eastman; 4 Grandchildren – Tyler Yeomans, Marissa Smith, Gavin Smith and Dana Smith; Sister – Tina Hudson (Robert) of Fayetteville; 2 Sisters-in-Law – Dorothy “Dot” Conley and Carol Fountain; Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

The family may be contacted at the Smith residence, 747 Soperton Highway, Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 1:30PM-3:00PM Sunday, December 13.

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WILLIE “BUD” BENNETT SR.
1960 - December 10, 2015

MR. WILLIE ELDON “BUD” BENNETT, SR., age 55, of Eastman, GA, died Thursday, December 10, 2015 at his residence.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00PM Saturday, December 12, at Cottondale Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Dahl McDermitt, Jr. officiating.

Mr. Bennett was native of Dodge County and of the Christian faith. He was a retired pine straw landscaper and a former plumber and tile worker. Bud enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends. He was son of the late Effie Brack Bennett & Jessie Bennett and was preceded in death by 5 Siblings – Joyce Sapp, Billy Allen, Leroy Bennett, James Bennett and Franklin “Muchie” Bennett.

Survivors: Wife – Donna Gay Bennett of Eastman; 2 Daughters – Tonya Batts and Jessica Bennett (Steven) both of Eastman; 2 Sons – Bud Bennett, Jr. (Amanda Coleman) of Savannah and Robert Bennett (Mandy) of Forsyth; 11 Grandchildren – Trey Bennett, Lexie Bennett, Jordyn Ward, Charleigh Bennett, Alicia Helms, Alyssa Bennett, Jessie Bennett, Cameron Bennett, Trevor Rozier, Carter McDaniel and Kayne McDaniel; 2 Sisters – Mattie Heath (Jimmy) of Eastman and Janie Bennett of Eastman; 2 Brothers – Edgar Bennett (Jeanette) of Hoboken, GA; Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Cheryl Gay, 5725 Pine Street, Eastman, and will receive friends in Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home from 12:30PM-1:30PM Saturday, December 12.

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TOBY HARMON
1936 - December 7, 2015

MRS. TOBY CLAIRE CHASTEEN HARMON, age 79, of Warner Robins, GA, died Monday, December 7, 2015 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Friday, December 11, at Chauncey Baptist Church, with Rev. Royce Vaughn officiating, with interment in Chauncey City Cemetery.

Mrs. Harmon was a native of Chauncey, GA, a member of Chauncey Baptist Church, a 1951 graduate of Chauncey High School, attended Macon Junior College and loved tending to her family and friends. She was a volunteer candy striper, hospice worker and helped with the Welcome Wagon for Robins AFB for several years. She started out as a clerk typist (GS-2) in 1958, returned to the base in 1976 and retired as a (GS-13) Personnel Staffing Specialist in 2007 at 70 years of age. She loved being a member of the officers’ wives club for many years and loved reading, gardening, water painting, cooking and ceramics. She was daughter of the late Jeanette Jones Chasteen and Troy “Sam” Chasteen and was preceded in death by her Former Husband – LTC. Frank Harmon (Retired) and Brother – Kendall Chasteen.

Survivors: 3 Daughters – Nancy Statler of Clifton Forge, VA, Laura Taylor of Kathleen and Mary Persinger (Frank) of Clifton Forge, VA; 2 Sons – William Harmon (Mary Beth) of Gray and Troy “Sam” Harmon (Jennifer) of Byron; Sister – Lucy C. Baker of Macon; 10 Grandchildren – Lindsay Hartsfield (Aaron), Kendall Persinger, Elise Chittum (Zach), Ashley Walton (Chucky), Jesse Taylor, Josh Harmon, Stephen Harmon, Sarah Abercrombie (Matt), Kelly Cason (Justin) and Emily Ard (Brad); 6 Great-Grandchildren – Luna May Hartsfield, Carly Lowe, Kerrigan Cason, Lorelei Walton, Madison Ard and Levi Ard; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

The family will receive friends in Chauncey Baptist Church from 12:30PM-2:00PM Friday, December 11. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Chauncey Baptist Church or Homestead Hospice of Warner Robins.

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CORENE REAVES
1937 - December 7, 2015

MRS. CORENE HULETT REAVES, age 78, of Eastman, GA, died Monday, December 7, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Wednesday, December 9, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Tim Hicks officiating, with interment in Sand Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Rhine.

Mrs. Reaves was born in McRae, GA, a member of Solid Rock Church of God and a retired candy maker for Standard Company, Inc. for over 24 years. She was daughter of the late Sula Coley Hulett & Dave Hulett, widow of Walter Thomas Reaves and was preceded in by a Great-Granddaughter – Sophia, 2 Sisters – Ruth Hulett and Ruby Hulett and 2 Brothers – Talmadge Hulett and Roosevelt Hulett.

Survivors: 2 Daughters – Patricia Lynn Lewis of Dublin and Teresa Elaine Fleming (Robert) of Macon; 3 Grandchildren – Keela Warren (Scott Shepard), Terri Littell (Julian) and Dale Vance (Robert); 12 Great-Grandchildren – Sierra, Mikila, Jada, Keaton, Gage, Dakota, Gabriel, Devin, Dominic, Destiny, Abigail and Robert III; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Patricia Lewis, 719 Southern Pine Rd., Dublin, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel one hour prior to services on Wednesday, December 9.

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WILLENE SWINSON
1925 - December 6, 2015

MRS. CARRIE WILLENE JONES SWINSON, age 90, of Cochran, GA, died Sunday, December 5, 2015 at her residence.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00AM Tuesday, December 8, at Antioch #2 Cemetery, with Mr. Freddie Dwozan officiating.

Mrs. Swinson was a native of Dodge County, a member of Antioch #2 Baptist Church, a graduate of Milan High School, valedictorian of Middle Georgia College and attended Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville. She was a homemaker and during her years in Florida was active in Shalimar Baptist Church. Willene’s tender watch care showed itself very early toward siblings, in addition to a vivacious and sweetly mischievous side. Despite a spare frame and occasionally severe health challenges, she was every inch the devoted military wife, gracing and gladdening homes in far-flung parts of Asia and even unfamiliar snow of Massachusetts. She evacuated their four children from Taiwan in 1958, as service personnel remained on crisis watch. This supportive poise continued as children and grandchildren went on to serve their country around the world. In love with the music and dance of her day, she also enjoyed shopping and spending time with family. She was daughter of the late Sarah Martha Hardy Jones & John “R.C.” Jones, Sr., widow of Maj. Jim I. Swinson, Sr. (Retired) and was preceded in death by a Son – Jimmy Swinson, Jr, Great-Grandson – Tyler Williams and 8 Siblings – Martha Kelly, Jackye Fuller, Charlton Jones, Betty Taylor, Kendell Jones, Wendell Jones, Jane Evelyn Jones and Wilburn Carroll Jones.

Survivors: Daughter – Kenya Sarten of Milan; 2 Sons – Jones Swinson (Patsy) of Georgetown, TX and Hardy Swinson (Connie) of Cochran; 11 Grandchildren – Mike Sarten, David Sarten, Carrie Frank, Jonathan Swinson, David Swinson, Ken Swinson, Susan Williams, Kristopher Swinson, Kenya Chambers, Sam Swinson and Jim I. Swinson, III; 16 Great-Grandchildren; Sister-in-Law – Merrell Rogers of Warner Robins; 3 Brothers-in-Law – Adolph Swinson (Mireille) of Toulon, France, Joe Swinson (Beverly) of Champagne, VA and Stanley Swinson (Anne) of Austin, TX; Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Swinson residence, 123 Willow Drive, Cochran, GA 31014.

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DANNY BUSBIE
1967 - December 2, 2015

MR. DANNY RAY BUSBIE, age 48, of Bloomingdale, GA formerly of Rhine, GA, died Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Saturday, December 5, at Sharon Baptist Church, with Rev. Scott McDuffie officiating, with interment in Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Busbie was born in Macon, GA, a member of Sharon Baptist Church, a 1985 graduate of Thompkins High School and a former heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and Nascar racing. He was preceded in death by his Father – Jeff William Busbie, Sr.

Survivors: Mother – Bessie Van Harrell Busbie of Savannah; Brother – Jeff Busbie, Jr. (Tammy) of Bloomingdale; Aunts – Maude Brown (Buster) and Annette Harrell; Nieces and Nephews – Chris Busbie (Jennafer), Jeff Trey Busbie, III (Brutiz Busbie), Candace Nicole Busbie, Jessica Van Busbie and Justine Fedak (Ryan); Great-Nieces and Nephews – Shyanne Busbie, R.J. Fedak, Brooks Fedak and William Busbie.

The family will receive friends in Sharon Baptist Church one hour prior to services on Saturday, December 5.

Serving as pallbearers are Harry Hughes, Ashley Bragg, Chris Busbie, Trey Busbie, Jeff Busbie, Tommy Cravey and Thomas Turner.

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JAMES W. WOODHAM, SR.
1926 - November 28, 2015

MR. JAMES W. WOODHAM, SR., age 88, of Eastman, GA, died Saturday, November 28, 2015 at his residence.

Mr. Woodham requested no funeral or memorial services. He requested his ashes along with his wife Joy’s ashes to be scattered on their family farm in Brinson, GA.

Mr. Woodham was born in Hartford, AL on December 10, 1926, served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1949 and was a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Business. He was of the Baptist Faith and retired as the Accounting Manager with U.S. Gypsum in Chicago, IL. He was son of the late Ides Stewart Woodham & Robert Bentley Woodham, widower of Joy Boswell Woodham and was preceded in death by 2 Grandchildren – Jeff Woodham and Brittany Woodham.

Survivors: 2 Twin Sons – Dr. James W. “Jim” Woodham, Jr. (Kathy) of Eastman and Dr. Robert B. “Rob” Woodham (Rita) of Bettendorf, Iowa; 8 Grandchildren – Lane Woodham (Joy), Dr. Jeremy Mullis (Denean), Bradley Mullis (Vicky), Rachael Woodham Cox (Kevin), Rebecca Woodham Oepping (Jeremy), Dr. Mathew Woodham (Leah), Sarah Woodham and Dr. Joshua Woodham (Ashley); 14 Great-Grandchildren – Kylie, Emma, Annabelle, Benjamin, Julia, Peyton, Austin, Nate, Anthony, Sadie, Maddie, Sebastian, Evelyn and McKenzie.

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HERSCHEL BRACK
1934 - November 24, 2015

MR. HERSCHEL EARTHERN BRACK, age 81, of Eastman, GA, died Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, November 28, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Dwaine Dunn officiating, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mr. Brack was a native of Dodge County, a deacon of Greenlawn Baptist Church and a retired butcher for Robins AFB. He enjoyed farming, raising livestock, fishing and spending time with his family. He was son of the late Nellie Redding Brack & Farris Earthern Brack and was preceded in death by 5 Siblings – Effie Bennett, Lois Morris, Eschol Brack, Helen Widener and Hudson Brack.

Survivors: Wife of 63 years – Yvonne Clark Brack of Eastman; 3 Daughters – Belinda B. Teston of Dublin, Anne Smith (Jim Byrd) of Roswell and Tonia Ritter (Gene) of Cumming; Son – Tommy Brack (Emily) of Cumming; Sister-in-Law – Gladys Humphrey of Paducah, KY; 7 Grandchildren – Kyle Teston, Rick Ritter, Christopher Ritter, Brittany Bryan, Colton Brack, Joshua Brack and Daniel Brack; 1 Great-Granddaughter – Brooklyn Bryan; Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Brack residence, 6475 Fred Bohannon Rd., Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM Friday, November 27.

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LAWRENCE DISHLER
1931 - November 23, 2015

MR. LAWRENCE WAYNE DISHLER, age 84, of Eastman, GA, died Monday, November 23, 2015 at Serenity Place Hospice in Dublin.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Dishler was a native of Rochester, PA, a retired truck driver for Allied Farm Equipment, a dedicated husband and father, loved sports and wrote numerous poems and songs. He was son of the late Lucy Hupp Dishler & Henry John Dishler, widower of Sarah Louise Pander Dishler and was preceded in death by a Son – Lawrence “Larry” Allen Dishler and 4 Siblings – Julia Finkenbinder, Margaret Tooch, Charles Dishler and Leroy Dishler.

Survivors: 2 Sons – Michael Wayne Dishler (June) of Tifton and Henry James Dishler (Tina) of Eastman; Brother – James Dishler (Agnes) of Pennsylvania; 9 Grandchildren – Amanda Tankersly (Jason), Victoria Dishler, Jennifer Cavenaugh (Jake), Jason Dishler, Christina Murphy (Giovanni), Amber Tatem, Beverly Hess (Graylin), Larry Dishler (Jennifer) and Tony Moir (Katrenna); 15 Great-Grandchildren; Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Henry and Tina Dishler, 35 Nancy Drive, Eastman.

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ROY HOSFORD
1917 - November 18, 2015

MR. ROY COLUMBUS HOSFORD, 97, of Clayton, and recently Dublin, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

A memorial service will be held 3:00PM Sunday, November 22 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Chester, Georgia. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services.

Born on a farm 3 miles outside of Yonkers, Georgia on December 9, 1917, he was the son of the late Columbus B. and Annie Mae (Belflower) Hosford. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary E., and a brother, Ralph F.

He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Ann (Hamilton) Hosford, whom he married in 1948; daughter, Donna Milam Roberson and her husband Ronald of Clarkesville; son, Wayne B. Hosford of West Palm Beach, Florida; grandson, David Milam, and great grandson, Rocker of Habersham County; brothers Carl D. Hosford (Joy Daniel); James O. Hosford (Kemper Holt), sister Imogene Mullis (Cletus J.), all of Chester.

Roy graduated Chester High School in 1937, and joined FDR's CCC initiative in Washington State in 1939. He proudly served his country in the US Army throughout WW2 from 1941-45, and was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the Bronze Star, EAME Campaign Medal, American Defense Service and Good Conduct medals for tours in Iran and India. Following his departure from the Army with the rank of First Sergeant (Medical Division), he went to Miami, Florida, where he continued pursuit of public service by becoming a police officer, and eventually a plain-clothes detective with the City of Miami Police Department until retiring as Lieutenant in 1968. Working as a zoning-enforcement officer for then-called Dade County, Florida until 1979, when he retired with his wife to the mountains of north Georgia, residing near Clayton, for 32 years where he was active in local and national party politics, until moving to be near family for a transition to assisted living in Dublin. Roy was known for his kindness and pleasure in helping others, upholding the law, whether civil or spiritual, and did so quietly and with stalwart grace. A truly selfless man, he will be ever missed, yet celebrated for his life and great character. His spiritual faith was unshakable, and he taught Men's Sunday School for years at his home church of Clayton Baptist.

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LORELL CALHOUN
1931 - November 17, 2015

MRS. LORELL KEEN DOWDY CALHOUN, age 84, of Eastman, GA, died Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at the Coliseum Medical Center in Macon.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Monday, November 23, at Hopewell Baptist Church, with Rev. Roy Williams and Gerald Conley officiating, with interment in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Calhoun was a native of Abbeville, GA, a member of Hopewell Baptist Church, a graduate of Wilcox County High School and a homemaker. She was daughter of the late Willie Elijah Anderson Keen & Joseph “Joe” Keen, widow of Weldon H. Dowdy and William George “Billy” Calhoun and was preceded in death by 2 Sons – James Thomas Dowdy and Michael Dowdy, Daughter – Faye Bohannon, Son-in-Law – Scott Anderson, 2 Grandsons – Tim Weston and Jason Weston, 2 Great-Grandsons – Dustin Simmons and Robert Chick, Jr. and 10 Siblings.

Survivors: 5 Daughters – Karen Anderson, Marilyn Burch both of Eastman, Carlene Burch of Cordele, Wanda Brown (Gary) of Dublin and Brenda Phillip of Pitts; 3 Sons – David Dowdy of Rhine, Kenneth Dowdy (Taylor) and Ronnie Dowdy both of Rhine; Sister – Martha Jane Perkins of Empire; 23 Grandchildren; Numerous Great-Grandchildren; Many Sisters-in-Law and Brothers-in-Law; Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

The family will receive friends one hour before funeral services on Monday.

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JUDY SPIRES
1961 - November 18, 2015

MRS. JUDY ANN FORDHAM SPIRES, age 54, of Eastman, GA, died Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the Dodge County Hospital.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Spires was a native of Eastman, GA, a member of Rhine Baptist Church, a graduate of Dodge County High School and a homemaker. She enjoyed fishing, being outside, helping others, Dodge County Indian Football and spending time with her children. She was preceded in death by her Father – James Robert Fordham and Husband – LeRoy Spires.

Survivors: Daughter – Kaylene Bentley of Eastman; 2 Sons – Jody Crawford (Tracy) of Rhine and Nicholas Bentley (Holly) of Montrose; Mother – Jeanette Payne Fordham of Eastman; Sister – Cathy F. Rogers (Jesse) of Eastman; Niece and Nephew – Susie Warren (Caden) and Robbie Fordham; 3 Aunts – Desser Smith, Brenda Fordham and Jeanette C. Fordham; Special Pet – Gracie Lynn Bentley.

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LAURIE “L.A.” BOWEN
1931 - November 15, 2015

MR. LAURIE ADAM “L.A.” BOWEN, age 84, of Abbeville, GA, died Sunday, November 15, 2015 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Wednesday, November 18, at Abbeville First Baptist Church, with Rev. Tony Dixon officiating, with interment in Bay Springs Cemetery in Rhine.

Mr. Bowen was a native of Rhine, the 1947 valedictorian of Rhine High School and a graduate of Georgia Southern College. He was a member and deacon of Abbeville First Baptist Church, a retired CSX Railroad employee for over 40 years and enjoyed fishing and working. He was son of the late Mary Ida Barron Bowen & Hoyt A. Bowen, widower of Wylene Pearl Burnham Bowen and was preceded in death by 4 Siblings – Steve Bowen, Evelyn Dowdy, Dorothy Nelson and Mildred McRae.

Survivors: Son – Mike Bowen (Cindy) of Abbeville; Daughter – Sharon McDonald of Albany; 4 Grandchildren – Brett Bowen, Melissa Hillhouse (Jason), Hope Bowen and Ellie McDonald; 5 Great-Grandchildren – Knox, Raegan, Kaylee, Karli and Kaigen; 3 Sisters – Linda Collins, Janette Lann both of Rhine and Sara “Bitsy” Jones (Tommy) of Milan; Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Bowen residence, 10044 Hwy. 129, Abbeville, and will receive friends in Abbeville First Baptist Church from 1:00PM-2:00PM Wednesday, November 18.

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MARY NANNIE PARKERSON
1932 - November 13, 2015

MRS. MARY NANNIE MAY PARKERSON, age 83, of Eastman, GA, died Friday, November 13, 2015 at Dodge County Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM Sunday, November 15, at Lovely Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Myron Parkerson officiating, with interment in Lovely Grove Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Parkerson was a lifelong resident of Dodge County, a graduate of Dodge County High School, member of Lovely Grove Baptist Church and a retail clerk for B.C. Moore’s for over 20 years. She enjoyed playing the piano, crocheting and spending time with her family. She was daughter of the late Anna Asbell May & Gus May, widow of H.M. Parkerson and was preceded in death by 5 Siblings – Odessa Sikes, Carrie Logan, Bill May, Gus James May and Bobby May.

Survivors: 2 Sons – Mike Parkerson (Jan) and Myron Parkerson (Sherry) both of Eastman; Sister-in-Law – Ruby Parkerson of Eastman; 5 Grandsons – Fess Parkerson (Tonya), Caleb Parkerson (Dawn), Matt Parkerson (Joni), Cody Parkerson and Ethan Parkerson; 7 Great-Grandchildren – Taylor, Jadelyn, Allison, Pierce, Scarlett, C.J. and Johnna; Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Myron and Sherry Parkerson, 1317 Reedy Branch Rd., Eastman and will receive friends one hour before services at Lovely Grove Baptist Church. In addition to flowers, the family request contributions to Gideons International Bible Fund. Pallbearers for the service are Hank Sapp, Fess Parkerson, Caleb Parkerson, Matt Parkerson, Cody Parkerson and Ethan Parkerson. Charlotte Miller is the pianist for the funeral service.

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MRS. BERTA COURSEY
1929 - November 10, 2015

MRS. BERTA LOU WOODARD COURSEY, age 86, of Eastman, GA, died Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Thursday, November 12, at Eastman First United Methodist Church, with Dr. Rick Mitchell officiating, with interment at 2:45PM at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Savannah.

Mrs. Coursey was a native of Dodge County, a dedicated member of Eastman First United Methodist Church, a member of the Alathean Sunday School Class and a 42 year retired teacher for the Chatham County School System. She loved children and enjoyed fellowship. She was daughter of the late John J. Woodard & Luzelle “Winnie” Giddens Woodard, widow of Henry C. Coursey and was preceded in death by her Daughter – Veneta Coursey and Siblings – Zelma Grimsley, Lorene Hale, James Woodard and Edmond R. Woodard.

Survivors: Brother – Johnzelle Woodard (Sheila) of Eastman; Sister-in-law - Yoshiko Woodard of Renton, WA; Numerous Nieces and Nephews; Faithfull Canine Companion – Little Bit.

The family may be contacted at the Coursey residence, 138 Grimsley Rd., Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6:00PM-8:00PM Wednesday, November 11. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to Eastman First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 129, Eastman, GA 31023.

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STEVIE FREEMAN
1959 - November 8, 2015

MR. STEPHEN WAYNE “STEVIE” FREEMAN, age 56, of Eastman, GA, died Sunday, November 8, 2015 at his residence.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00PM Wednesday, November 11, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Myron Parkerson officiating.

Mr. Freeman was a native of Kentucky, of the Christian Faith, a retired self employed over the road trucker for over 40 years and a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a dedicated husband and family man and enjoyed numerous hobbies and tinkering with things.

Survivors: Wife of 10 years – Wanda Jean Johnson Freeman of Eastman; 2 Daughters – Stephanie Freeman of St. Louis, MO and Samantha Asbell (Everett) of Eastman; 4 Sons – Brandon Freeman, Matthew Freeman, Christopher Freeman all of St. Louis, MO and Jonathan Johnson (Tammy) of Eastman; Mother & Father – Carrie Jones McClain and Emory Lee Freeman; Sister – Holly McLane of Atlanta; Numerous Grandchildren; Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family may be contacted at the Freeman residence, 1500 Horne Rd., Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel thirty minutes prior to services.

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JAKE MALOY
1942 - November 3, 2015

MR. JOHNNY JACOB “JAKE” MALOY, age 73, of Macon, GA, died Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at North Fulton Regional Hospital in Roswell, GA.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Thursday, November 5, at Sharon Baptist Church, with Mr. Bobby Ryals and Rev. Gary Berrier officiating, with interment in Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Maloy was a native of Milan, GA, a member of Macon Evangelistic Church and a retired truck driver for Ryder Truck Lines of Macon. He was a family man, son of the late Sallie Mae Yancey Maloy & John Hugh Maloy and was preceded in death by his Siblings – Hugh Thomas Maloy, Susie Alice Law, Maggie May Campbell and Christine Watson.

Survivors: Wife – Carolyn McCranie Maloy of Macon; 2 Sons – Stanley “Stan” Maloy and Jason Maloy (Melissa) both of Macon; 2 Grandchildren – Brittni Maloy and Boone Maloy; Sister – Lutricia Ryals (Bobby Joe) of Rhine; Sister-in-Law – Lizzie Maloy, Pauline McCranie, Jean Cannington and Shirley Little ; Brother-in-Law – J.C. Campbell and Carroll McCranie (Sandra); Several Nieces and Nephews.

The family will receive friends in Sharon Baptist Church from 1:00PM-2:00PM Thursday, November 5. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to Macon Evangelistic Church, 5399 Hartley Bridge Rd., Macon, GA 31216.

Serving as pallbearers are William Watson, Barry Ryals, John Ryals, Chris Cannington, Keith Little and John Edward Watson. Diane Faithcloth is the musician for the funeral service.

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Marion "Pete" Davis Silver
1939 - September 19, 2014

Mrs. Marion Davis Silver, affectionately known as "Pete", died on Friday, September 19, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. Pete was born in RFD DeSoto on February 20, 1939. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Addison Davis, Jr. and Maidee Conley Davis Walker; and by her husband, Stanley Silver.

Pete graduated from Americus High School and Georgia Southwestern College. She was an outstanding student who loved sports and dancing. She was honored as a Superlative in her Senior class. In addition to being a cheerleader at Americus High School, Pete loved playing basketball, both in high school and college. At Georgia Southwestern, Pete was elected co-Captain of the basketball team in 1958 and 1959, and won numerous medals including, All Tournament and Sportsmanship Awards. Pete was also elected a "GSW Favorite" and Sweetheart of Kappa Sigma Phi Fraternity. In 2002, Pete was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame at Georgia Southwestern State University.

Following college, Pete moved to Atlanta and worked as a Reservations Agent for Delta Air Lines; she later moved to New York City where she became a Supervisor in New York Reservations, acted as an Administrative Assistant for the Vice President for Delta and went on to become a Chief Supervisor. Pete traveled extensively to Europe, Asia and The Middle East.

Returning to Americus in 1990, Pete became very involved in community organizations.

She first became a GSW Foundation Board Member, served as Secretary of the GSW Foundation, Finance Committee, Executive Committee, Chairman of Compensation Committee and Sumter County Initiative Board Member. Pete was a member of Habitat for Humanity and worked along with former President, Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter building one of the first homes here in Americus. She was involved with raising funds for the Windsor Hotel, the Rylander Theater and for the construction of the new Americus Hospital following the tornado.

Pete was always very generous and passionate about her family, her friends and her precious pets.

Pete is survived by her brother Joseph Addison (Bubber) Davis, III and his wife, Wyndy of Leesburg; her sister Shirley Davis Mattingly and her husband, Don of Clearwater, FL, son Clifford Silver and daughter Denise Silver Leinhardt, (husband Julian) and children Carli and Samantha, of Boca Raton, Fla. She is survived by many loved nieces and nephews including Ann Marie Hatcher. She is survived by her long-time caregiver, Mary Louise Singleton of Americus who was very special to Pete.

A Memorial service will be held on Monday, September. 22, 2014, at Aldridge Funeral Services, 612 Rees Park, Americus, GA at 6:00pm.

In lieu to flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Phoebe Sumter Hospice P.O. Box 1434 Americus, Ga. 31709. Burial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Americus. The Hilliard Brothers, from Rhine, GA, are musicians for the funeral service.

Charitable donations may be made in Berta's memory to the following organization: Phoebe Sumter Hospice P.O. Box 1434 Americus, Ga. 31709 Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home assisted the family locally.

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WARREN E. SOUTHERLAND, JR.
1952 - January 10, 2012

MR. WARREN EDWARD SOUTHERLAND, JR., Age 59, of Eastman, GA, died Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at his residence.

Graveside services will be held at 12:00PM Friday, January 13 from the graveside in Orphans Cemetery, with Dr. Jerry Peele and Rev. Charles Robinson officiating.

Warren was a lifelong resident of Dodge County, a member of Eastman First Baptist Church and Owner & Operator of Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home. He was a member of the Eastman Lions Club, Georgia Funeral Directors Association and Member of the Board of Directors of Citizens Bank and Trust. He was preceded in death by his Father - Warren E. Southerland, Sr.

Survivors: Wife – Joy Jones Southerland; 3 Sons – Warren E. “Wes” Southerland III, Wil C. Southerland (Brandy) & Gant W. Southerland (Susan); 3 Grandchildren – Caroline Southerland, Sydney Southerland & Briana Southerland; Mother – Pearl Belflower Southerland; Sister – Ann S. Peacock (James); Mother-in-Law – Joyce B. Jones; Sister-in-Law – Rhonda Dwozan (Freddie); Aunt – Berta Mae Belflower Wright; 6 Nieces – Shelli Goodman (Tony), Abby Peacock, Tracy Harrell, Joni Coleman (Tracy), Marci McCranie (Brian), Krista Rainey (Chip) and Several Cousins.

The family requests omission of all flowers and donations be made to Faithful Hearts Animal Shelter, P. O. Box 5014, Eastman, GA, 31023, or Church of donors choice.

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