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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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Thomas E. Jerles, III

November 4, 1949November 9, 2014 

Graveside funeral services for Thomas E. Jerles, III, 65, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Mike Mobley will officiate.   Mr. Jerles passed away at his home in Cairo, GA, on Sunday, November 9, 2014. 

 Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Adult Peer Support Group.    

Mr. Jerles was born on November 4, 1949, in Dublin, GA, to the late Thomas E. Jerles, Jr. and Mildred Pettyjohn Jerles.  Thomas attended adult peer support daily and had many special friends at the Peer Support Group.  He will be missed by all.  He was a member of The Church, Cairo, GA.     

Survivors include: sisters, Sharon Wells (Dan) of Cairo, GA, Robin Haney of Lawrenceville, GA, Shannon Godeniz of Pharr, TX; and a host of nieces and nephews.     

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Jerles, Jr. and his mother Mildred Malaier.    

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Jerles' memory to: The Church, 1400 South Broad Street, Cairo, GA  39828.       

The family will receive friends immediately following the graveside service in Forest Lawn Cemetery. 

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William Jeremiah Mobley

January 1, 1984November 8, 2014 

Funeral services for William Jeremiah Mobley, 30, of Whigham, GA, are at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at Family Worship Center, Cairo, GA.  Pastor Johnny Moore will officiate.  Services will conclude at the church.  Interment will be in Spring Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, Whigham, GA.  Mr. Mobley passed away at his home in Whigham, GA, on Saturday, November 8, 2014. 

Mr. Mobley was born on January 1, 1984, in Bainbridge, GA, to Jeffrey Harve Mobley, Sr. and Robin Harris Mobley, who survive.  He worked for Farmers Peanut Company in Whigham, GA.  He was of the Christian faith.     

Survivors include: his sons, Andrew J. Mobley and Matthew J. Mobley, both of Cairo, GA; his parents, Jeffrey and Robin Mobley of Whigham, GA; brothers, Jeff Mobley, Jr. of Cairo, GA, Justin Mobley (Alaina) of Peachtree City, GA; mother of his children, Kelly Mobley of Cairo, GA; grandfather, Danny Harris, Sr. of Whigham, GA; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by: his grandfathers, John D. Mobley, Sr., Ruben Camarillo; grandmothers, Judy M. Camarillo and Jean Harris.    

Memorials may be made in Mr. Mobley's memory to Family Worship Center, P. O. Box 402, Cairo, GA  39828.       

The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service at Family Worship Center. 

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Joseph D. Armstrong

December 16, 1960November 8, 2014 

Memorial services for Joseph D. Armstrong, 53, of Cairo, GA, are at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at the First Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Jeff Ezell will officiate.  Mr. Armstrong passed away at Grady General Hospital, Cairo, GA, on Saturday, November 8, 2014. 

Mr. Armstrong was born on December 16, 1960, in San Diego, CA, to the late Robert and Edith Gulledge Armstrong. On January 1, 2005, he married Judy Pridmore Armstrong, who survives.  He was the owner and operator of Lightning’s Hay Farms.  He was of the Baptist faith.      

Survivors include: his wife, Judy Pridmore Armstrong of Cairo, GA; daughter, Ciera Armstrong of Sanford, FL; grandson, Landon of Sanford, FL; step-sons, Cody Moree of Cairo, GA, Gary Moree of Cairo, GA; step-daughters, Mary Moree of Cairo, GA, Valerie Miller of Cairo, GA; 3 step-grandchildren; brother, Bob Armstrong (Denise) of Eugene, OR; and a sister, Opal Hale (Dan) of Grand Ronde, OR.  He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Memorials may be made in Mr. Armstrong’s memory to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.      

The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service at Lightning’s Hay Farms, 1164 Pine Park Road, Cairo, GA.

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Amelia A. Filmore

October 17, 1941 – November 5, 2014 

Memorial services for Amelia A. Filmore, 73, of Cairo, GA, are at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, November 8, 2014, at Our Father’s House, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Ricky Pearson will officiate.  Mrs. Filmore passed away after a lengthy illness at her home in Cairo, on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. 

Mrs. Filmore was born on October 17, 1941, in Dixie County, FL, to the late A. B. and Tommie Jane Goodbread Auvil.  In June of 1959, she married R. L. Conn, who preceded her in death.  There were three children born to this marriage.  In 1971, she married Vincent Filmore, who preceded her in death in October, 2004.  There was one child born to this marriage.  She resided in Burlington, NC, for nine years before moving to Cairo, GA, in February of 2013.  She was a homemaker, and of the Baptist faith. 

She is survived by: children, Kathy C. Hardwick (James Dale) of Cairo, GA, Sandra C. Dills (Mick) of Cullowhee, NC; brothers, Thomas Auvil (Trish) of Trenton, FL, Howard Auvil of Gainesville, FL, Jimmy Auvil (Barbara) of Ocala, FL; sisters, Mary Frances Munden (Tim Delaino) of Williston, FL, Susy A. Shepherd (Derwood) of Chiefland, FL; grandchildren, Jeffrey R. Weatherford (Erin) of Johnson City, TN, Justin M. Weatherford of Sebastian, FL, Janelle J. Weatherford (Brian) of Thomasville, GA, Brandi Leigh Henson of Sylva, NC, Blake Henson (Stephanie) of Sylva, NC, Allyson Dills of Cullowhee, NC, Cody B. Conn of Asheboro, NC, Alexis Conn of Burlington, NC; four great-grandchildren; three special friends, Ms. Bobbie Misso, Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Brooks. 

Mrs. Filmore was preceded in death by: husbands; parents; sons, Samuel V. Filmore, Robert B. Conn; brothers, Clarence Barker Auvil, George A. Auvil; sister, Joy A. Hibbs. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Mrs. Filmore’s memory to: Second Chance Animal Rescue, 1960 Highway 84 E., Cairo, GA, 39828. 

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.

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Leonard Wesley Maxwell

November 21, 1920November 3, 2014 

Graveside services for Leonard Wesley Maxwell, 93, of Calvary, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 8, 2014, at Pine Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Grady County.  Rev. Charles Parker will officiate.  

Mr. Maxwell passed away on Monday afternoon, November 3, 2014 at Seminole Manor Nursing Home in Donalsonville.  

Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews and members of the Calvary Lions Club.   

Mr. Maxwell was born on November 21, 1920, in Calvary, GA, to the late Miles G. Maxwell and Virginia Moore Maxwell.  On December 25, 1958, he married Mary Elizabeth Lee Windham.  Mrs. Maxwell preceded him in death on June 26, 2010.  Mr. Maxwell was a self-employed farmer and a member of the Pine Hill Baptist Church.  He was a charter member of the Calvary Lions Club and former president and board of director of the Grady County Farm Bureau. 

He is survived by: two daughters, Wanda Maxwell Carlborg (Richard) and Beth Maxwell Durkee (Tom); three sons, L. Wesley Maxwell, David C. Maxwell and D. Wayne Windham (Frankie); grandchildren, Robert Carlborg, Chip Carlborg, Bob Carlborg, Lauri W. Parrott (Vann), Jeffrey Windham (Abby), Kaylee Maxwell, Caroline Maxwell; great-grandchildren, Jacob Parrott, Ben Parrott, and Anna Lauri Parrott, Maxwell Windham, Maddox Windham and Miles Windham, Emma Carlborg, Maddie Carlborg, Cheyenne Carlborg, Jordan Carlborg, Adrianna Carlborg; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

Mr. Maxwell was preceded in death by: his wife; parents; sisters, Annie Lee Bass and Doris Ehrlich; and a brother, W. Holmes Maxwell. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: the Calvary Lions Club, P. O. Box 185, Calvary, GA 39829; or Pine Hill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1392, Cairo, GA 39828. 

The family will receive friends immediately following the graveside service at Pine Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.    

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Isaac Winford Mobley

July 13, 1934November 3, 2014 

Funeral services for Isaac Winford Mobley, 80, of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 6, 2014, at Long Branch Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Mack Luke will officiate.  Interment will be in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery, Pelham, GA.  Mr. Mobley passed away at his home in Grady County, GA, on Monday, November 3, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be Kyle Moye, Gage Helton, Barry Mobley, Gene Radney, Chris Moore, Mike Helton and Chris Taylor.  

Mr. Mobley was born on July 13, 1934, in Cairo, GA, to the late Henry Mobley and Emma Lorene Bynum Mobley.  On October 10, 1953, he married Jacquelyn Humphries Mobley, who survives.  He was the owner and manager of Singletary-Mobley in downtown Cairo.  In 1983, he founded Mobley’s Furniture in Cairo.  Winford made numerous trips all over the world for his achievements in merchandise sales.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman traveling from Okeechobee, FL to Alaska to wet a hook.  He loved to supply fish to the community and his church.  He was a member of Gideons International and a member of Long Branch Baptist Church of Cairo.   

Survivors include: his wife, Jacquelyn Humphries Mobley of Cairo, GA; daughter, Rhonda Bishop (Charlie) of Cairo, GA; son, Burk Mobley (Aletha) of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Dottie Taylor (Chris) of Cairo, GA, Jackie Moye (Kyle) of Cairo, GA; Barry Mobley, Jr. of Thomasville, GA, Laurie Helton (Michael) of Cairo, GA, Donna Keen of Thomasville, GA, Jennifer Moore (Chris) of Cairo, GA, and Kelly Bishop of Cairo, GA; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Lois Lodge (Morris) of Pelham, GA.  

He was preceded in death by: his parents; his son, Dexter Barry Mobley; brother, Danny Mobley; and sisters, Ava Mathis and Lanelle Edwards.     

Memorials may be made in Mr. Mobley's memory to: Macedonia Baptist Church Perpetual Cemetery Fund, c/o Georgia Baptist Foundation, 6405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA  30097. 

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Agnes Marie Cain

November 15, 1927November 1, 2014 

Funeral services for Agnes Marie Cain, 86, of Whigham, GA, are at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. William Cain will officiate.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Cain passed away at her home in Whigham, GA, on Saturday, November 1, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be her grandsons. 

Mrs. Cain was born on November 15, 1927, in Ocoee, FL, to the late Hubert Royston and Ida Mae Maloy Royston.  On June 23, 1973, she married Joseph Dale Cain, who survives.  She was a homemaker and of the Protestant faith.  She was a loving wife and mother.  She loved and supported her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.       

Survivors include: her husband, Joe Cain of Whigham, GA; sons, Donald Langanke (Pat) of Orlando, FL, Gary Langanke (Raylene) of Lake Wales, FL; daughters, Linda Richardson of Whigham, GA, Deana Nycum of Deltona, FL, Laura Doscher of Homestead, FL; grandchildren, Gary Langanke, Mark Langanke, both of Lake Wales, FL, Lisa Langanke of Boston, MA, Rebecca Angelier (Dennis White) of Pelham, GA, Ranae Cornelius of Pelham, GA, Jason Richardson of Whigham, GA, Danielle Nycum of Port Orange, FL, Cassandra Nycum, Taylor Nycum, both of Deltona, FL; great-grandchildren, Amber Richardson of Whigham, GA, Stefan Richardson, Ariel Cornelius, Tyler Angelier, all of Pelham, GA; sister-in-laws, Virginia Whiddon, Helen Housley, Ruth Busha, all of Purvis, MS; and a host of relatives in Lamar County, Mississippi.      

She was preceded in death by: her parents; great-grandson, Levi Alan Angelier; and a  sister, Bernice Cape.   

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Cain's memory to: Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society, Inc., 180 Big Star Drive, Thomasville, GA  31757.     

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. until the funeral hour.

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Eloise Rehberg Lee

August 6, 1930 - October 30, 2014 

Funeral services for Mrs. Eloise Rehberg Lee, 84, of Reno, GA, will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at Reno Baptist Church, Reno, GA.  Interment will be in Gainey Cemetery.  Rev. Jim Weaver will officiate.  Mrs. Lee passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.  

Active pallbearers will be John Mitchell, Mark Bryant, Joe Carter, Jerome Dixon, Leslie Hudson and Mike Lee.   

Mrs. Lee was born on August 6, 1930 in Cairo, GA to the late Lowell Rehberg and Ellie Whitfield Rehberg . She was married to Murry Lee, who preceded her in death on March 23, 2001.  Mrs. Lee was a bookkeeper for W. H. Dyer Construction, and she was of the Baptist faith. 

Survivors include: daughter, Deborah Lee of Reno, GA; son, Dean Lee (Ming) of Reno, GA; grandchildren, Amanda Lee (Ashley) of Tallahassee, FL, Clyde Lee (Krista) of Cairo, GA, Deana Lee of Reno, GA; great-grandchildren, Dylan Lee of Cairo, GA, Carson Lee of Cairo, GA; and her sister, Love Steele (Bill) of Memphis, TN. 

Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by: her husband; parents; son, Kenneth Lee; and her sister, Hilda Bryant. 

The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Clark Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Bonnie Jean Ansley

August 19, 1945 - October 30, 2014 

Funeral services for Bonnie Jean Ansley, 69, of Pelham, GA, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 3, 2014, at Pine Forest Baptist Church, Ochlocknee, GA.  Interment will be in Pine Forest Baptist Church Cemetery.  Rev. Stan Godwin will officiate.  Mrs. Ansley passed away at her home in Pelham, GA on Thursday, October 30, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be David Bentley, Blair Barrett, Trey Ansley, Josh Ansley, Thomas Ansley and Mark Florence.    

Mrs. Ansley was born on August 19, 1945, in Cleveland, OH, to the late Otis Weldon Britton and Mildred Mae Piper Britton.  On March 16, 1961, she married James David Ansley, Sr., who survives.  Mrs. Ansley worked for Ithaca Industries for 18 years.  She then went to work for Liberty National Insurance Co. for 10 years before her retirement.  Mrs. Ansley was of the Baptist faith. 

Survivors include: husband, James David Ansley, Sr. of Pelham, GA; son, William Ansley of Thomasville, GA; daughters, Millie Collins (Michael) of Pelham, GA, Betty Owens of Pelham, GA, Louise Caccese (Rick) of Tallahassee, FL, Debbie Rhoden (Pat) of Bradenton, FL, Gail Duval (Skip) of Thomasville, GA; daughter-in-law, Debbie Ansley of Cairo, GA; brother, Otis W. Britton of Marion, OH; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren;  and 1 great-great-grandchild. 

Mrs. Ansley was preceded in death by: her parents; son, James David Ansley, Jr.; grandson, Brian Bentley; great-grandson, Joseph Roberts; and a brother, Russell Britton. 

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Ansley’s memory to: Grady General Hospital or Archbold Memorial Hospital. 

The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Clark Funeral Home from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

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Hazel Lowe Davis

November 26, 1935October 26, 2014 

Graveside funeral services for Hazel Lowe Davis, 78, of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 29, 2014, in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Tommy Willis will officiate.  Mrs. Davis passed away at her home in Grady County, GA, on Sunday, October 26, 2014. 

Mrs. Davis was born on November 26, 1935, in Calvary, GA, to the late Woodrow Wilson Lowe and Lois Vickers Lowe.   On September 2, 1953, she married Lynwood “Ray” Davis, who survives.  She retired from the Grady County Board of Education as the lunch room manager with Eastside Elementary School.  She was a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church.       

Survivors include: her husband, Lynwood “Ray” Davis of Cairo, GA; daughter, Cathy Davis Slaughter of Cairo, GA; son, Michael Davis (LaRue) of Ochlocknee, GA; grandchildren, Richard P. Slaughter (Dana) of Calvary, GA, Douglas Slaughter (Laura) of Atlanta, GA, Jesica B. Patton (Jeremy) of Ochlocknee, GA, Emily M. Singletary (Joel) of Whigham, GA; great-grandchildren, Dylan R. Slaughter, Chason L. Slaughter, Taylor B. Bracewell, Warner D. Patton, Makenna L. Patton, Gabriel M. Patton, Morgan M. Singletary, Alayna G. Singletary, Baby Boy Singletary; brother, Edward Lowe (Carolyn) of Havana, FL; sisters, Helen Wood of Live Oak, FL, Gail McQuaig (Jackie) of Tallahassee, FL; and a host of nieces and nephews.    

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her sisters, Faye Stanley and Betty Butler. 

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Lucille L. McDonald

July 19, 1921October 26, 2014 

Graveside funeral services for Lucille L. McDonald, 93, of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Ron McCaskill will officiate.  Mrs. McDonald passed away at Pruitthealth Magnolia Manor South in Moultrie, GA, on Sunday, October 26, 2014. 

Mrs. McDonald was born on July 19, 1921, in Waycross, GA, to the late Oscar Hall and Helen Balser Hall.  She was married to Charles J. McDonald, who preceded her in death in 1993.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cairo.  

Survivors include: sons, Winston Carraway, Jr., (Frances) of Cairo, GA, Terry Carraway (Claire) of Cairo, GA, Jim Carraway (Linda) of Miami, FL; daughters, Larraine Thomas of Lehigh Acres, FL, Claire Washington (Gary) of Eustis, FL; grandchildren, Keith Carraway (Lynley) of Cairo, GA, Winston Carraway, III (D.J.) of Cairo, GA, Peggy Jo White of Cairo, GA, Chaffe Carraway (Crystal) of Thomasville, GA, Cathy Sue Evers (Carl) of Thomasville, GA, Crystal Carraway of Miami, FL, Lt. James Carraway, USAF, Angie Figueroa (Julio) of Lehigh Acres, FL, Tracey Jones (Gary) of Eustis, FL, Jennifer Riemer (Jeffrey) of St. Louis, MO; 13 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Kathryn Fleming (Logan) of Jupiter, FL, Doris Dracey of Hendersonville, NC; and a host of nieces and nephews.       

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Charles J. McDonald; her son, Dennis Carraway; her granddaughter, Teresa Hudson; and a brother, Max Hall.    

The family will receive friends immediately following the graveside service in Forest Lawn Cemetery. 

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Myrtice Goff Ford

February 15, 1924October 24, 2014 

Funeral services for Myrtice Walden Goff Ford, 90, Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 27, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Services will conclude at the Chapel.  Rev. John Paul Hassick will officiate.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Ford passed away at her home in Cairo, GA, on Friday, October 24, 2014. 

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Cairo Masonic Lodge. 

Mrs. Ford was born February 15, 1924, in Cairo, GA, to the late Thomas M. Walden and Della Godwin Walden.  She was married to Mack Goff who preceded her in death, and George Ford who preceded her in death.  She was a self-employed hairdresser, and a member of Cairo Presbyterian Church, Cairo.  

Survivors include: her son, Donald Goff (Louise) of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Gary Goff (Carolyn) of Tomball, TX, Richard Goff (Alicia) of Canton, GA; four great-grandchildren, Madison Goff and Michalea Goff, both of College Station, TX, Emily Goff and Brandon Goff, both of Canton, GA; sister-in-law, Evelyn Walden of Cairo, GA; and a host of nieces and nephews.   

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husbands, Mack Goff and George Ford; brothers and sisters, Delma Walden, Lindsey Walden, Ivy Walden, Gene Walden, Lois Cook, Sam Walden, William Walden, Johnny Walden, Melvin Walden, Calvin Walden, Arlis Walden, Vera Walden and Alvie Walden.        

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Ford’s memory to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.       

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

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Pauline Rebecca Collins Ferrell 

Funeral services for Pauline Rebecca Collins Ferrell, 92, of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 23, 2014, at Gordon Heights Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Al Sessions and Rev. John Paul Hassick will officiate.  Private interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Ferrell passed away at her home in Grady County, GA, on Monday, October 20, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be her nephews.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Mary Martha Sunday School Class of Gordon Heights Baptist Church.  

Mrs. Ferrell was born in 1922, in Whigham, GA, to the late Thomas E. Collins and Annie Lula Trulock Collins.  On June 20, 1942, she married John “J. B.” Ferrell, who preceded her in death on December 2, 2011.  She was a homemaker and a member of Gordon Heights Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  

Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Terry Akridge of Cairo, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Branklyn and Blevyn Ferrell of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Gregory Ferrell (Jeniffer) of Shalimar, FL, Michele Norton (Jody) of Cairo, GA; five great-grandchildren; brother, Mark Collins (Frances) of Thomasville, GA; and a host of nieces and nephews.    

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; a grandson, Jonathan William Ferrell; four brothers and five sisters.     

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Ferrell's memory to: Gordon Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, 1351 5th Street SE, Cairo, GA  39828; or Bethany Hospice, 2517 Bemiss Road, Valdosta, GA  31602.      

The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at Gordon Heights Baptist Church from 1:00 p.m. until the funeral hour.

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