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Minnie Wade Mash

December 15, 1928December 12, 2014 

Funeral services for Minnie Wade Mash, 85, of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 14, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Pastor Johnny Moore and Rev. Paul Wade will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Chapel.  Private interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Mash passed away at her daughter’s home in Donalsonville, GA, on Friday, December 12, 2014. 

Ms. Mash was born on December 15, 1928, in Colquitt, GA, to the late Edward Walter Wade and Alma Gay Wade.  She retired from Wal-Mart, Inc. She loved working in her flower gardens and she loved to collect angels.  Minnie was devoted to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Cairo, GA.     

Survivors include:  daughter, Donnis Brinson (Wendell) of Donalsonville, GA; sons, Danny Thompson (Linda) of Thomasville, GA, Ricky Thompson of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Lisa Denson (Kurt) of LaVernia, TX, Cindy Burgess (Jeff) of Cairo, GA, Christy Covington (Russ) of Ochlocknee, GA, Shelsea Gancerez of Haines City, FL; great-grandchildren, Braeden Denson of LaVernia, TX, Amber Burgess, Skylar Burgess, both of Cairo, GA, Logan Covington, Dalin Covington, C. J. Covington, all of Ochlocknee, GA,; brother, Paul Wade (Liz) of Flowery Branch, GA; sister, Thelma Davis Of Eaton, GA.         

She was preceded in death by: her parents; sisters, Carrie Majors, Louellen Walden, Jenny Clay, Adlee Murkison; brothers, Felix Wade, Harvey Wade, Hezzy Wade, Walter Wade, Jr.    

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Saturday, December 13, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

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David LaWayne Taylor, Sr.

September 26, 1953December 1, 2014 

Graveside memorial services for David LaWayne Taylor, Sr., 61, of Cairo, GA, are at 3:00 p.m., Friday, December 5, 2014, in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Grady County, GA.  Rev. Marvin Snipes will officiate.  Mr. Taylor passed away at his home in Grady County, GA, on Monday, December 1, 2014.     

Mr. Taylor was born on September 26, 1953, in Eustis, FL, to the late Jesse V. Taylor and JoAnna Walker Kirk.  On November 12, 1994, he married Sarah Stevenson Taylor, who survives.  He was a retired truck driver and logger.  He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.      

Survivors include: wife, Sarah Stevenson Taylor of Cairo, GA; sons, John Johnson of Cairo, GA, David Taylor (Katrina) of Cairo, GA, Chris Taylor of Cairo, GA; daughters, Nichole Taylor of Cairo, GA, Jessica Taylor of Cairo, GA, Anna Petrovich (Chris) of Holly Hill, FL, Maria Taylor of Holly Hill, FL; 16 grandchildren; mother, JoAnna Walker Kirk of Cairo, GA; brothers, James Kirk (Tammy) of Cairo, GA, Jimmy Ray Kirk (Elaine) of Elizabeth Town, KY, Albert Kirk (JoAnna) of Gant, AL; sisters, Ruby Mills (Ronnie) of Cairo, GA, Gail Harris (Mike) of Albany, GA, Shelby Rockwell of Indianapolis, IL, Shirley Lucas of Chicago, IL; and aunt, Mary Rivera of Cairo, GA.       

He was preceded in death by: his father; sister, Dorrie Womble; brother, Jonathan Walker; grandparents, Jonathan and Viola Walker; and step-father, Cleve Kirk.   

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Friday, December 5, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. 

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David E. Sanders 

November 21, 1966 - November 29, 2014  

Graveside memorial services for David E. Sanders, 48, of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Pastor Mike Nichols will officiate.  

Mr. Sanders was born on November 21, 1966 in Cairo, GA to the late Herman Sanders and Edna M. Lambert.  Mr. Sanders was a farmer by trade.          

Survivors include: daughter, Janice Dianna Sanders of Newnan, GA; sisters, Marjorie Jordan of Dade City, FL, Vickie Parker of Cairo, GA, Mary Ann Jones (Mike) of Ochlocknee, GA, Latronia Watts of Cairo, GA, Armedia Turner (Troy) of Pelham, GA; brothers, Herman Sanders (Melanie) of Cairo, GA, Marty Sanders of Cairo, GA, Travis Sanders of Cairo, GA; and a host of nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by: his parents; brothers, Danny Ray Sanders, Russell Lamar Sanders. 

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Sadie White Atkinson

March 29, 1920 – November 29, 2014

Funeral services for Sadie Love White Atkinson, 94, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 1, 2014, at Bold Springs United Methodist Church, Cairo, GA.  Pastor Charlie Whatley will officiate.  Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Thomasville, GA.  Mrs. Atkinson passed away on Saturday, November 29, 2014, at her home in Cairo, GA.

Mrs. Atkinson was born on March 29, 1920, in Cairo, GA, to the late Henry and Lummie Aldredge White.  Mrs. Atkinson was a homemaker and a member of Bold Springs United Methodist Church. She was married to James Preston Atkinson, who preceded her in death on February 3, 2013.

Survivors include: a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; sister-in-law, Naomi White of Cairo, GA; brother-in-law, Aubrey Barrett of Albany, GA; special care givers, Pat, Joyce, Chelsea, and Malethea.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; son, Presley Atkinson; brothers, Aldredge and Waldo White; sister, Clarice Barrett.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Roy D. Brown

August 20, 1942November 26, 2014 

Funeral services for Roy Dennis Brown, 72, of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 30, 2014, at Pine Hill Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Rod Brinkley and Rev. Flip Harper will officiate.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mr. Brown passed away at Grady General Hospital in Cairo, GA, on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be Blake Jones, Steve Griffin, Casey Norton, Luke Harvard, Colby Brown, Ronnie Brown, Philip Palmer and Chris Woodell. 

Mr. Brown was born on August 20, 1942, in Doerun, GA, to the late James Reuben Brown and Effie Lee Brown.  On May 9, 1962, he married Deloris Cooper Brown, who survives.  He served his country in the United States Army from August 1960 – July 31, 1966.  He had worked in Construction Management and retired from Technical Associates.  He was a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved camping in the outdoors.  He was a magnet for all kids who loved his playful nature, as he was always laughing and playing pranks.  He was loved by all who met him.  

Survivors include:  his wife, Deloris C. Brown of Cairo, GA; children, Deborah B. White (Al) of Wellborn, FL, April Turek (Mike) of Harvard, NE, and Russell Brown (Lori) of Thomasville, GA; grandchildren, Eric White (Charlie) of Doerun, GA, Heath White (Sara) of Bainbridge, GA, Montana Brown,  Mackenzie Brown, both of Thomasville, GA, Madeline Turek, Andrea Turek, Olivia Turek, Samantha Turek, all of Harvard, NE; great-grandchildren, Emily White and Katie Quater, both of Bainbridge, GA; brothers, Clinton Brown (Ima) of Sale City, GA, Etheridge Brown (Cecile) of Baconton, GA; sisters, Bonnie Petrow (Pete) of New Palestine, IN, Thelma Wingate (Cecil) of Sale City, GA, Dimple Edwards (Talmadge) of Baconton, GA, Clarice Humphries (Cary) of Pelham, GA, and Joyce Lee (Terry) of Baconton, GA; and a host of nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by:  his parents, Reuben and Effie Lee Brown; brother, James Buford Brown; sister, Irma Argo; brother-in-law, Wondell Argo; nephew, Tony Brown.

Memorials may be made in Mr. Brown's memory to:  Pine Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 1392, Cairo, GA, 39828.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Saturday, November 29, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Cain

 February 19, 1930 – November 26, 2014 

Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Cain, 84, of Whigham, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 29, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Marsha Emery will officiate.  Services will conclude at the funeral home.  Mrs. Cain passed away at Grady General Hospital in Cairo, GA, on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. 

Mrs. Cain was born on February 19, 1930, in Whigham, GA, to the late Hugh D. Davis and Mary Autrey Davis.  On October 31, 1947, she married Loyd Cain, who survives.  She was a cosmetologist and a member of Spring Hill United Methodist Church. 

Survivors include: husband, Loyd Cain of Whigham, GA; daughters, Donna C. Gatch (Nelson) of Havana, FL, Dianne C. Peacock of Havana, FL; sons, Lloyd S. Cain (Jan) of Tallahassee, FL, Jeffrey D. Cain of San Diego, CA; grandchildren, Bo Shelfer (Laurie) of Tallahassee, FL, David Gatch of Havana, FL, Emily D. Peacock of Havana, FL, Eric T. Peacock (Julie) of Tallahassee, FL, Jesse J. Peacock (Evie) of Havana, FL, Jayson Cain (Christy) of Hosford, FL, Christa Cain of Bristol, FL; great-grandchildren, Miller and Hudson Shelfer of Tallahassee, FL, Isabella and Adrianna Peacock of Tallahassee, FL, Luke Peacock of Havana, FL, Jayden Cain and Ady Cain of Hosford, FL, Luke Pararo of Bristol, FL. 

She was preceded in death by: parents; son-in-law, Tommy Peacock; brother, Ed Davis, Doug Davis and Wayne Davis. 

Memorial contribution may be made in her memory to Spring Hill United Methodist Church, Whigham, GA, 39897.

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Alice Haire Anderson

December 30, 1924November 25, 2014 

Graveside funeral services for Alice Haire Anderson, 89, of Whigham, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 28, 2014, in Woodlawn Cemetery, Whigham, GA.  Bro. Raburn Avery and Bro. Frank Pritchett will officiate.  Mrs. Anderson passed away at Grady General Hospital in Cairo, GA, on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. 

Mrs. Anderson was born in Whigham, GA, on December 30, 1924, to the late Henry Haire and Minnie Walden Haire.  She was married to William Wesley Anderson who preceded her in death on June 27, 1979.  She was a clerk with TG&Y and of the Baptist faith.  She loved working in her yard and quilting.  She love watching the QVC Jewelry Network. 

Survivors include: daughter, Janice Hinson of Cairo, GA; daughter-in-law, Susan Anderson of Whigham, GA; grandchildren, Sharon Davis (Stevie) of Cairo, Connie Works (David) of Cairo, Bridgett Anderson Miller of Whigham, Stephanie Anderson Alday (Dee) of Whigham, GA, Blair Anderson of Concord, NC; great-grandchildren, Trey Morell, Summer Davis, Rainey Davis, Kaleb Works and Kaiden Works, all of Cairo, Alex Miller, Kaden Miller and Bryson Alday, all of Whigham, GA. 

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; son, Steve Anderson; son-in-law, Lonnie C. Hinson; and a sister, Aldene Reffitt. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Anderson to your favorite charity or church.

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Milner Jane “Millie” Thomas

December 1, 1932November 24, 2014 

Memorial services for Milner Jane “Millie” Thomas, 81, of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Chris Allen will officiate.  Mrs. Thomas passed away at Thomasville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Thomasville, GA, on Monday, November 24, 2014. 

Mrs. Thomas was born on December 1, 1932, in Meridian, MS, to the late William Maury Young and Roberta Culpepper Young.  In 1951, she married Carroll Morris Thomas, who preceded her in death on October 18, 2005.  She retired as a bank executive with Peoples Bank and Trust Company.  She was an award winning artist and an avid Auburn War Eagle fan.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cairo, GA.     

Survivors include: sons and daughter-in-law, Michael and Teresa Thomas of Cairo, GA, Carroll M. Thomas Jr. of Mount Dora, FL; grandchildren, Johnaca Kelley and husband, Beau Christison, both of Trussville, AL, Mitchell Thomas, Jeremy Thomas, Tessa Thomas, all of Cairo, GA; great-grandchild, Mirrol Christison of Trussville, AL; brothers and sister-in-law, Woody and Elna Jane Roberts of Fayette, AL, Judd Roberts of Fayette, AL; and a sister, Maury Ann Sanders of Fayette, AL. 

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; her brother-in-law, Jimmy Sanders.    

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Thomas' memory to: First Baptist Church, 505 N. Broad Street, Cairo, GA  39828.     

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Martha Jeanette Lee Harrison

August 24, 1918November 23, 2014 

Funeral services for Martha Jeanette Lee Harrison, 96, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Don West and Rev. Becky Willis will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Church.  Private interment will be in the Harrison Cemetery.  Mrs. Harrison passed away at Grady General Hospital in Cairo, GA, on Sunday, November 23, 2014. 

Mrs. Harrison was born on August 24, 1918, in Reno, GA, to the late James Walter Lee and Martha “Mattie” Rehberg Lee.  On August 18, 1946, she married Robert Leland Harrison, who preceded her in death on October 17, 2007.  She was a homemaker and a teacher.  She was member of the Cairo First Presbyterian Church.       

Survivors include:  sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Demetrius Harrison of Cairo, GA, Carl and Cheryl Harrison of Cairo, GA; grandchildren and spouses, Stephanie and Rudy Ray of Tifton, GA, Matt and Robbie Harrison of Cairo, GA, Julie and Chuck Kirksey of Atlanta, GA, Jarrett and Adrienne Harrison of Cairo, GA; great-grandchildren, Ellie Ruth Harrison of Cairo, GA, Emma Grace Ray of Tifton, GA, Austin Lee Ray of Tifton, GA, Charles Robert “Charlie” Kirksey of Atlanta, GA; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; sisters, Rouzelle L. Maxwell and Willie Green L. Boyette; and a brother, J. W. Lee.     

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Harrison's memory to: Cairo First Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 207, Cairo, GA, 39828; or the Harrison Cemetery Preservation Fund, c/o Community Foundation of Southwest Georgia, P.O. Box 2664, Thomasville, GA, 31799.    

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Winifred Hall “Winnie” Harden

October 31, 1919 – November 20, 2014 

Winifred Hall “Winnie” Harden, 95, of Cairo, GA, passed away at Camellia Gardens of Life Care in Thomasville, GA, on Thursday, November 20, 2014.  No services are planned at this time.  

Ms. Harden was born on October 31, 1919, in Morrow, OH, to the late Ralph Emerson Hall and Daisy Gilbert Hall.  She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Dayton, OH.    She served her country during WWII in the U.S. Navy WAVES.  She worked at Monsanto and with Miami University of Ohio at Wright Patterson AFB on the Apollo Mission.  She developed a titration procedure that enabled numerous diseases to be identified through blood analysis.  She retired as a micro-chemical analyst with Miami University of Ohio.  She was an avid golfer, winning numerous trophies in Dayton, OH city tournaments.    

Survivors include: daughter, Lyla Harden Nabulsi of Germany; grandsons, Timothy Nabulsi of Germany, Ryan Nabulsi of Atlanta, GA; sister, Elizabeth Ann Hall of Cairo, GA; numerous nieces and nephews in Ohio, West Virginia and Florida.   

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Ralph and Daisy Hall; sister, Margaret Maue; brothers, Gilbert Hall, Raymond Hall and John Hall.  

Special thanks for so much kindness goes to special angels, Fred McCallum and Ed Marshall, Betsi Heinlen, Ellen White, Jan Westburg, Mary Margaret Quiggle, Ruth Simms, Pat Maddox, the Meals-on-Wheels Program, City of Cairo employees, Lemar and Eric Thomas, Amber Lee and Valerie Thomas. 

Memorials may be made in Ms. Harden's memory to: Veteran's Express Bus, Inc., C/O Evelyn Bishop, 2885 Horry Ave., Cairo, GA  39828; the Tallahassee VA Outpatient Clinic, 1607 St. James Ct., Tallahassee, FL 32308; or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.    

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Walter Paul Godwin

October 4, 1926November 19, 2014 

Funeral services for Walter Paul Godwin, 88, of Calvary, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 23, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Pastor Matthew Clawson will officiate.  Interment will be in Mizpah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Grady, Co.  Mr. Godwin passed away at his home in Calvary, GA, on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be: Paul Benners, Robert Taylor, Brian Wilson, Ed Gravenstein, Randyl Godwin and Dr. William Kelso.    

Mr. Godwin was born on October 4, 1926, in Pelham, GA, to the late J. S. Godwin and Mamie Ponder Godwin.  Mr. Godwin was a veteran.  He served his country in the US Navy from 1945–1946, in WWII.  He was on the USS Hornet CV-12, and was in the Battle of Okinawa.  He received the Battle Star, and Presidential Unit Citation awards.  In 1949, he married Maggie Davis Godwin, who preceded him in death in 2000.  In 2001, he married Judith Vantour Godwin, who survives.  Mr. Godwin was a successful, lifelong farmer.  He did row cropping and actively farmed from 1949–2009, and at the age of 83 finally retired.  Mr. Godwin was recognized as the Farm Family of the Year for Grady County in 1986, recipient of the Wheat Georgia Yield Efficiency Contest in 1991, Money Maker Peanut Club District IV winner for multiple years, Georgia Peanut Achievement Club District IV winner for multiple years, Georgia 200 Bushel Corn Club winner for multiple years.  His hobbies were traveling, an avid Atlanta Braves fan, and enjoyed time spent watching The Andy Griffith Show.  He was founder of the County Line Volunteer Fire Department and served on the Peanut Commodity Commission.  He was a member of Pine Level Baptist Church, and served as a Deacon.  He was a man of the highest integrity, loving and kind. 

Survivors include:  his wife, Judith V. Godwin of Calvary, GA; daughter, Barbara Godwin Benners (M. Paul Benners) of Lilburn, GA; son, Bobby I. Godwin (Brenda Gail) of Whigham, GA; grandchildren, Brian Paul Wilson of Sugarhill, GA, John B. Godwin of Athens, Georgia, Summer Hall of Moultrie, GA, and Casey McQuaig of Waycross, GA; brother, A. S. Godwin of Whigham, GA; sister, Mary Godwin Smith of Pelham, GA; and his beloved cats, Crinkle Ear and Yellow Dot. 

He was preceded in death by: his parents; first wife; brothers, Lafayette, Sam, and Donald.

Memorials may be made in Mr. Godwin's memory to: Miss Kitty Feline Sanctuary, 425 Covington Ave., Thomasville, GA 31792.    

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Saturday, November 22, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

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Margaret Rose Lawrence

March 7, 1968November 18, 2014 

Margaret Rose Lawrence, 46, of Cairo, GA, passed away at Grady General Hospital in Cairo, GA, on Tuesday, November 18, 2014.  No services are planned at this time.  

Mrs. Lawrence was born on March 7, 1968, in Detroit, MI, to the late William Bing Bevens and Marjorie Mae Jones Bevens.  She was a homemaker and of the Lutheran faith.     

Survivors include: her husband, Robert Lawrence of Cairo, GA; daughter, Marylin Barnes of Battle Creek, MI; son, Cody Barnes of Battle Creek, MI; 9 grandchildren; sisters, Vie Barnes of Barton City, MI, Margie Cordes of Barton City, MI, Beverly Powell of Donalsonville, GA; brothers, Jimmy Bevens of Detroit, MI, Billy Bevens of Barton City, MI, Alfred Bevens of Bainbridge, GA; nieces, Cari Morang of Bainbridge, GA, Katie Wingate of Bainbridge, GA, Britney Crawford of Oscoda, MI; and a host of extended family members.  She was preceded in death by her parents. 

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Eilene Roberson Britt

November 17, 1925November 17, 2014 

Funeral services for Eilene Roberson Britt, 89, of Cairo, GA, are at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Pastor Miles Carter and Pastor Marshall Kennedy will officiate.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Britt passed away at Grady General Hospital in Cairo, GA, on Monday, November 17, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be her grandsons. 

Mrs. Britt was born on November 17, 1925, in Cairo, GA, to the late Henry Horton, Sr. and Josie Green Horton.   She was married to James Bernard Roberson, Sr., who preceded her in death on February 18, 1966. Her second husband, J. B. Britt preceded her in death in 1977.  She retired from Grady General Hospital in Cairo.  She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.      

Survivors include: children, James B. Roberson, Jr. of Carrabelle, FL, Shirley R. Thomas (George) of Cairo, GA, Sue Vickers (John) of Iron City, GA, Cathy Eason of Cairo, GA, Gary Roberson of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Cynthia Trawick (Mike) of Cairo, GA, Kimberly Palmer of Cairo, GA, Kristi Sallee (Shane) of Cairo, GA, Kelly McDowell (Barret) of Sharpsburg, GA, George Thomas, IV, (Meredith) of Alpharetta, GA, Shannon Vickers (Brooke) of Donalsonville, GA, Mandy Zahniser (Chad) of Thomasville, GA, Kyle Vickers (Heather) of Iron City, GA, Michael Eason of Thomasville, GA, Matthew Eason (Carla) of Thomasville, GA, Jay Eason of Cairo, GA, Eric Roberson of Cairo, GA,  Brian Roberson of Cairo, GA, Donna Knight (Eddie) of Cairo, GA, Valarie Harrison (Brian) of Cairo, GA; 27 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Agnes Wilson of Pelham, GA, Annette Ezell of Cairo, GA. 

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her step-mother, Lois Barfield Horton; husbands; son, Ray Roberson; brother, Alton Horton, Henry Horton, Jr.; sisters, Dorothy Butler, Louise Womble, Geneva Avant, Thelma Ginn, Bobbie Brinkley.      

The family will receive friends at Tabernacle Baptist Church on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

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Leon George Allgyer

November 20, 1956November 16, 2014 

Leon George Allgyer, 57, of Cairo, GA, passed away at his home in Grady County, GA, on Sunday, November 16, 2014.  Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  No services are planned at this time.  

Mr. Allgyer was born on November 20, 1956, in Chillicothe, OH, to the late Richard E. Allgyer and Frankie Jeffers, who survives.  He was a logger in the timber business.  He was of the Methodist faith.   

Survivors include:  son, Tyler Allgyer of Thomasville, GA; step-son, Michael Bishop of Thomasville, GA; mother, Frankie Jeffers of Cairo, GA; brother, Richard Allgyer (Debbie) of Cairo, GA; sister, Sharon Legette (Paul) of New Port, PA; three nephews and one niece.  He was preceded in death by his father.

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Robert Henry Zobel

October 3, 1932November 13, 2014 

Graveside funeral services for Robert Henry Zobel, 82, of Whigham, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 17, 2014, in the Cairo Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Joe Easterling will officiate.  Mr. Zobel passed away at his home in Whigham, GA, on Thursday, November 13, 2014. 

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at Mountain View Alliance Church, 470 Bent Tree Drive, Jasper, GA30143 (Phone 678-648-9692).   Rev. Ed Pottorff will officiate. 

Mr. Zobel was born on October 3, 1932, in Flushing, NY, to the late Richard Zobel and Alice Pease Zobel.  He served his country in the United States Navy, with the Seabees in Nova Scotia, Canada.  Mr. Zobel served as a missionary in Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles with Trans World Radio.   In May of 1966, he married Carolyn Conner Zobel, who preceded him in death in January of 2006.  He was a retired pipefitter with Collins and Walton, Inc. in Elmira, NY.  He was a member of Mountain View Alliance Church, Jasper, GA.       

Survivors include: his daughter, Renee Coleman (Clyde) of Whigham, GA; granddaughter, Grace Coleman of Whigham; a brother Roger L. Zobel (Patricia) of Doraville, GA; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; and a brother, Richard Zobel.   

Memorials may be made in Mr. Zobel's memory to: Mountain View Alliance Church, Great Commission Fund, 470 Bent Tree Drive, Jasper, GA 30143.

The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service at graveside.      

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Stephen C. Snedeker

February 4, 1953November 12, 2014

Memorial services for Stephen C. Snedeker, 61, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 15, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA. Mr. Snedeker passed away at his home in Cairo, GA, on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. 

Mr. Snedeker was born on February 4, 1953, in Savannah, GA, to the late Herbert E. Snedeker and Virginia Claire Kemp Snedeker.  He served his country in the United States Air Force.  On September 1, 1990, he married Deborah Blaylock Snedeker, who survives.  He was self employed in the construction industry.   

Survivors include: his wife, Deborah Blaylock Snedeker of Cairo, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Rick and Janet Snedeker of Cambridge, MA; nieces, Laura Snedeker of Chicago, IL, Claire Snedeker of Cambridge, MA; aunt, Alethia Smith of West Virginia; and a host of extended family members.  He was preceded in death by his parents.   

The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home. 

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Victoria Ernestina Lopez-Baltazar

December 19, 1981 – November 11, 2014 

Funeral services for Victoria Ernestina Lopez-Baltazar, 32, of Cairo, GA, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, November 15, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Pastor Agustin Vargas will officiate.  Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Lopez-Baltazar passed away at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, GA, on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. 

Mrs. Lopez-Baltazar was born on December 19, 1981, in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, to Angel Antelmo Lopez Hernandez and Maria Baltazar Juan.  Mrs. Lopez-Baltazar was a homemaker and of the Christian faith. 

Survivors include: her husband, Pascual Pedro of Cairo, GA; parents, Angel Antelmo Lopez Hernandez and Maria Baltazar Juan of Guatemala; daughters, Victoria Ernestina Pedro, Abgail Pedro Lopez, Pricila Pedro Lopez, Blanca Anabel Pedro Lopez; sons, Luis Manuel Pedro Lopez, Pascual Pedro Lopez, Luis Angel Pedro Lopez, Misael pedro Lopez, Joshua Pedro Lopez; sisters, Juana Mariola Lopez-Baltazar, Blanca Anabel Lopez Baltazar; brothers, Jesus Lopez-Baltazar, Jorge Luis Lopez-Baltazar. 

She was preceded in death by a brother, Leonel Lopez Baltazar.

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Amburs Eli Miller

December 23, 1923November 11, 2014 

Funeral services for Amburs Eli Miller, 90, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 14, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Eric Mitchell will officiate.  Interment will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Mitchell County, GA.  Mr. Miller passed away at Pinewood Nursing Home in Whigham, GA, on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be Mickey Hasty, Danny Thomas, Button Thomas, Tommy Williams, Alford “Cooter” Martin and Michael Thomas.    

Mr. Miller was born on December 23, 1923, in Pelham, to the late James Eli Miller and Daisy Mae Martin Miller.  On April 23, 2006, he married Louise Sellers Miller, who survives.  He was a retired carpenter that worked in the furniture industry.  He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Moultrie, GA.    

Survivors include: wife, Louise Sellers Miller of Cairo, GA; daughter, Judy Bufford (Benny) of Pavo, GA; son, J. R. Miller of Gainesville, FL; step-daughter, Linda Gailey (Scott) of Cairo, GA; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-great-grandchildren.    

He was preceded in death by: his parents; grandson, Mike Hasty; sister, Alma Hasty; and a brother, John L. Miller.     

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Thursday, November 13, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Willard Leland “Buck” Collins

January 6, 1933November 11, 2014 

Funeral services for Willard Leland “Buck” Collins, 81, of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 14, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Walter Singletary and Rev. Whit Byram will officiate.  Services will conclude at the church.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Whigham, GA.  Mr. Collins passed away at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, GA, on Veterans Day, November 11, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be the United States Marine Honor Guard.  Honorary pallbearers will be local retired veterans.  

Mr. Collins was born on January 6, 1933, in Grady County, GA, to the late Earl E. Collins, Sr. and Audrey Dinkins Collins.  On January 15, 1954, he married Janice S. Collins, who preceded him in death on January 19, 1996.  Mr. Collins served his country in the U.S. Marines for 20 years with duties in the Korean War and three tours in the Vietnam War.  He then completed his bachelor’s degree and worked as a teacher in the state of Florida in the public school system.  After his retirement from teaching, he continued his interest in electronics, by helping small businesses in the area.  He was a member of the American Legion and he helped in acquiring the bus for veteran transport.  He helped with Whigham Rattlesnake Roundup activities every year.  He was a devoted member of the Cairo First United Methodist Church and the Methodist Men.  He was especially close to his daughter and her family.      

Survivors include: Martha C. Powell (Dene) of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Jennifer D. Fritz (Tanner) of Charlotte, NC, Garrett C. Powell of Charlotte, NC, Matthew W. Powell of Charlotte, NC; great-grandchildren, Hanelle Collins Fritz of Charlotte, NC; sisters, Jean Singletary of Camilla, GA, Esther Gowan (Gayle) of Morgan City, LA, Helen Cobb (Joe) of Birmingham, AL; and a host of nieces and nephews.     

He was preceded in death by: his parents; wife; son, Willard L. “Larry” Collins; and brother, Earl E. Collins. 

Memorials may be made in Mr. Collins' memory to VFW Post 8433, in care of, Commander Doug Taylor, 315 First Ave. NE, Cairo, GA 39828. 

The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church.

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Robert James Hartsfield

November 23, 1945 – November 10, 2014 

Graveside funeral services for Robert James Hartsfield, 68, of Cairo, GA, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 13, 2014, in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mr. Hartsfield passed away at Grady General Hospital, Cairo, GA, on Monday, November 10, 2014. 

Mr. Hartsfield was born on November 23, 1945, in Meridian, Miss., to the late Monroe Marity Hartsfield and Sara Myrtle Collins Hartsfield.  On August 29, 1974, he married Rebecca Bonner Hartsfield, who survives.  Robert was a retired binder with the Municipal Code Corp., Tallahassee, FL.  He was a graduate of Cairo High School, and a long time supporter of the Cairo Syrupmakers.  He kept the football statistics for the Cairo Messenger and other newspapers for many years.   He was of the Baptist faith. 

Survivors include: his wife, Becky Hartsfield of Cairo, GA; son, Heath Hartsfield of Cairo, GA; brother-in-law, Wayne Bonner of Cairo, GA; sister-in-law, Mae Belle Griffin of Lake Park, GA; and several nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, from 6 until 8:00 p.m.

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