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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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Wilburn Levy "W. L." Maddox 

January 3, 1932 – October 17, 2014 

Funeral services for Wilburn Levy "W. L." Maddox,  82, of Cairo, GA, will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at Eastside Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Pastor Johnny Moore will officiate. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mr. Maddox passed away at his vacation residence in Pigeon Forge, TN, on October 17, 2014.   

Active pallbearers will be James Maddox, LeRoy Strickland, Mark Whigham, Keith Whigham, Curt Mills and Dalton Whigham.  

Mr. Maddox was born on January 3, 1932, in Cairo, Georgia, to the late Lee Roy and Clara Lou Whigham Maddox.  On March 17, 1956, he married Sue Foister Maddox, who survives.  Mr. Maddox was a bridge and highway contractor and the founder of Southern Concrete Construction Company.  He also served in the Albany Rotary Club and the Georgia Concrete and Products Association.  Mr. Maddox was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War where he earned a Combat Infantryman Badge and a Purple Heart.  He was a dedicated member of Eastside Baptist Church.  

Survivors include:  his loving wife and companion of 58 years, Sue Foister Maddox, of Cairo, GA; his son and daughter-in-law Michael and Jenny Maddox of Tallahassee, FL; grandchildren, Miller, Bentley and Levy Maddox, all of Tallahassee, FL; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mildred and Lamar Strickland of Calvary, GA, Martha Maddox of St. George Island, FL, Elton Hodges of Cave Spring, GA; nieces and nephews, David Hodges of Rome, GA, Donna Jackson of Sylacauga, AL, Sharon Strickland of Tallahassee, FL, LeRoy Strickland of Bremen, GA, Laura Cotton Mills of Tallahassee, FL, Jennifer Cotton of Tampa, FL, Amanda Cotton of Tampa, FL.  

Mr. Maddox was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Vivian Hodges. 

Memorial contributions may be made to: Eastside Baptist Church Building Fund, 404 5th Street NE, Cairo, GA 39828; or the Salvation Army, 514 N. Madison Street, Thomasville, GA 31792. 

The family will receive friends at Eastside Baptist Church Fellowship Hall from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 20, 2014.

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Gertrude “Trudy” Stone

May 22, 1921 – October 16, 2014

Funeral services for Gertrude Fallin Stone, 93, of Whigham, GA, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Whigham Baptist Church, Whigham, GA.  Rev. Jerry Robertson will officiate.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Whigham, GA.  Mrs. Stone passed away at Pinewood Nursing Center, Whigham, GA, on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of her Sunday School Class.

Mrs. Stone was born on May 22, 1921, in Cairo, GA, to the late Dossie D. Fallin and Essie Massengale Fallin.  She married Jay Burks, Jr. who preceded her in death on May 10, 1980, and Emory Stone, who preceded her in death on October 27, 1995.  She was a homemaker and a nurse’s aide.  Mrs. Stone was a dedicated member of Whigham Baptist Church, and her Sunday School Class.  She relished participation in Bible studies.

Survivors include: a niece, Sue Anchors of Tallahassee, FL; nephew, Scott Easom (Myra) of Cairo, GA; step-daughter, Sylvia Carrouth (Johnny) of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Cheryl Mills (Mike) of Cairo, GA, Mark Carrouth (Yvonne) of Hayden, CO; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Marie Jackson of Texas; and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husbands; step-son, Brian Stone; brothers, David Fallin, Jim Fallin; sisters, Betty Easom, Clara Herring, Belle Edison, Louise Gaddy, and Dot Neubauer.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Stone’s memory to: Whigham Baptist Church, P. O. Box 83, Whigham, GA, 39897.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 5 until 7:00 p.m. 

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LaVerne Moore McClenny

October 15, 1926 – October 16, 2014

Funeral services for LaVerne Moore McClenny, 88, of Cairo, GA, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 18, 2014, at First United Methodist Church, Cairo, GA.  Pastor R. T. Beverly, Pastor Robert Harrison and Pastor Whit Byram will officiate.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. McClenny passed away at Grady General Hospital, Cairo, GA, on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

Active pallbearers will be: John Tillis, John McClenny, Ken LeGette, Bob LeGette, Dale Helms, Max Tyson, and Bobby Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers will be: her bridge club friends.

Mrs. McClenny was born on October 15, 1926, in Arabi, GA, to the late Henry Felton Moore and Eunice Gleaton Moore.  On January 11, 1951, she married John Jarrell McClenny, Sr., who preceded her in death on February 7, 1977.  LaVerne was an avid bridge player and enjoyed playing with several clubs.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cairo.

Survivors include: sons, James Moore McClenny (Carolyn) of Tallahassee, FL, Jonathan McClenny of Marietta, GA; grandchildren, John Jarrell McClenny, III of Cairo, GA, Jennifer McClenny of Cairo, GA, Katey McClenny of Tallahassee, FL, Cara McClenny of Tallahassee, FL, Maribeth McClenny of Tallahassee, FL; brother, Lummie Moore of Arabi, GA; daughter-in-law, Nancy McClenny of Cairo, GA; sister-in-law, Mary M. Meill of Cairo, GA; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, husband, and son, John Jarrell McClenny, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Shirley McClenny; brothers, Buddy Moore, Foster Moore; sisters, Lydia Shivers, Wynell Hall, and Cleone Hall.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. McClenny's memory to: Cairo First United Methodist Church, 318 South Broad Street, Cairo, GA, 39828.

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Bill Ubertaccio

December 28, 1921October 11, 2014 

Funeral services for Emmanuel C. “Bill” Ubertaccio, 92, of Moultrie, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 13, 2014, at Heritage Church, Moultrie, GA. (Map)  Pastor Brad Bowen will officiate.  Services will conclude at the church.  Interment will be in the Cairo Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mr. Ubertaccio passed away at Pruitthealth-Magnolia Manor South in Moultrie, GA, on Saturday, October 11, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be Steve Lazarus, Victor Mercer, Chris Williams, Jim Delprete, Keith Summerlin and George Houed.     

Mr. Ubertaccio was born on December 28, 1921, in Morristown, NJ, to the late Angelo Ubertaccio and Nunzia Primavera Ubertaccio.  He was married to Lois Williams Ubertaccio, who preceded him in death on September 22, 2011.  He served in the United States Marines during World War II in Guadalcanal and received the Purple Heart for his service to our country.  Before moving to Moultrie, Mr. Ubertaccio was a shirt designer with Manhattan Shirts and McGregor Shirts.  He retired from Riverside Manufacturing in Moultrie where he was an outstanding clothing designer.  He was also associated with Lazarus Clothing and Sunstate Clothing of Spence Field.  Mr. Ubertaccio was a member of Heritage Church where he faithfully served as a greeter and was known as “Mr. Bill” to so many who loved him.  He especially enjoyed working in his yards.   

Survivors include: sisters, Frances Scarano of Morris Plains, NJ, Ann-Marie Moschella of Morris Plains, NJ, a host of nieces and nephews and extended family; and special friends, Alton and Sue Chancy of Moultrie, GA, Bobby and Shirley Davis of Moultrie, GA. 

He was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; and his brothers, Rocco, Ralph, Ignace and Peter Ubertaccio.   

Memorials may be made in Mr. Ubertaccio's memory to: Heritage Church, P. O. Box 307, Moultrie, GA  31776.     

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

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Ira Bradwell Yarborough, Jr.

October 10, 1933 – October 3, 2014 

Graveside services for Ira Bradwell Yarborough Jr., 80, of Cairo, GA, are at 1:00 p.m., Monday, October 6, 2014, at Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Jim Weaver will officiate.   Mr. Yarborough passed away at his home in Cairo, GA on Friday, October 3, 2014. 

Mr. Yarborough was born on October 10, 1933, in Jacksonville, FL, to the late Ira Yarborough Sr. and Daisey Mae Roberts Yarborough.  On September 2, 1955, he married Betty Andrews Yarborough, who survives.  He served his country in the U.S. Navy as well as the Coast Guard Auxiliary.  Mr. Yarborough retired as a supervisor with AT&T.  Mr. Yarborough was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle.  He was of the Baptist faith.     

Survivors include:  his wife, Betty Yarborough of Cairo, GA; sons, Kenneth Yarborough of Cairo, GA, Mark Yarborough (Anita) of Jacksonville, FL, Brian Keith Yarborough (Tammy) of Jacksonville, FL; daughter, Nancy E. Yarborough of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Eric Lane Yarborough of Jacksonville, FL, Ashley and Andrew Freeman of Jacksonville, FL; great-grandchildren, Hunter Reynolds and Joey Freeman; sisters-in-law, Pat Yarborough of Jacksonville, FL. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dennis Yarborough.    

Memorial contributions can be made to Bethany Hospice, 2517 Bemiss Road Suite D, Valdosta, GA 31602. 

The family will receive friends following the service.

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Edward Harrison Drawdy

March 1, 1930 – October 3, 2014 

Funeral services for Edward Harrison Drawdy, 84, of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Neal Baggett and Rev. Cliff Kirkland will officiate.  Interment will follow at 4:00 p.m. in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Thomasville, GA.  Mr. Drawdy passed away at his home in Cairo, GA, on Friday, October 3, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be: Marty Allen, Rodney Barlow, Richard Pritchett, James Nixon, Claude Coleman, and Fred Hetzendolf.  Honorary pallbearers will be: Mark Brown, T. D. David, Jimmy Singletary, Ceasar Romero, and Gene Drawdy. 

Mr. Drawdy was born on March 1, 1930, in Augusta, GA, to the late Eugene Allen Drawdy, Sr., and Marie Green Drawdy.  On May 27, 2005, he married Elizabeth Weaver Drawdy, who survives.  He was a general contractor and a member of Pine Hill Holiness Church. 

Survivors include: wife, Elizabeth Drawdy of Cairo, GA; sons, Jimmy and Cheryl Drawdy, Craig and Kim Drawdy, Bobby and Rose Ann Drawdy, and Eddie and Jeannie Drawdy, all of Augusta, GA; daughters, Pat and Ceasar Romero of Whiteville, TN, and Kay Cox of Augusta, GA; a host of grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; a sister, Nancy and Robert Landrum of Edgehill, GA; and a special friend, RN, Ms. Allen Lybrook. 

He was preceded in death by: his parents; daughters, Wanda Gale Drawdy, Cheryl Gainey; brothers, David, Eugene, and William Drawdy; son-in-law, George Wayne Cox.   

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

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Mary Patricia Childs “Patsy” Moye

September 21, 1948September 30, 2014 

Memorial services for Mary Patricia Childs “Patsy” Moye, 66, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 3, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Whit Byram will officiate.  Services will conclude at the church.  Interment will be in the Cairo Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Moye passed away at Grady General Hospital, Cairo, GA, on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. 

Mrs. Moye was born on September 21, 1948, in Cairo, GA, to the late George Floyd Childs, Jr. and Mary Vivian Reynolds Childs, who survives.  On September 8, 1967, she married Russell Craig “Rusty” Moye, who preceded her in death on September 27, 2012.  She was an administrative assistant in the Grady County Superior Court Office.  She loved to work in her yard and watch her favorite soap operas.  She was a member of the Cairo First United Methodist Church.      

Survivors include: sons and daughter-in-law, Matthew P. Moye of Cairo, GA, Russell C. and Christina C. Moye of Albany, GA; grandchildren, H. Ryker Moye of Albany, GA, Vivian Baylor Moye of Albany, GA; mother, Vivian Reynolds Childs of Cairo, GA; brother and sister-in-law, G. F. “Buddy” Childs, III and Mary of Cumming, GA; and a host of extended family.    

She was preceded in death by: her father; her husband; and her brother, Stanley Carl Childs.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Moye's memory to: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at pancan.org; or Victory Junction at victoryjunction.org.    

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

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Mable Louise Willis

December 6, 1931September 28, 2014 

Funeral services for Mable Louise Willis, 82, of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Eastside Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Carl Harrell will officiate.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Ms. Willis passed away at Camellia Gardens of Life Care in Thomasville, GA, on Sunday, September 28, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be Jeremy Mills, Jeff Willis, Monroe Williams, Randy Stoker, Donald Stoker and Travis Harrison.    

Ms. Willis was born on December 6, 1931, in Bainbridge, GA, to the late Elisha Tony Gainous and Annie Lois Logue Gainous.  She retired as a financial services representative with Archbold Memorial Hospital.  Ms. Willis worked hard all her life for her family.  She was a wonderful seamstress and even stayed up one Friday night to sew three evening dresses for her daughters to go to prom. She was always sewing garments and wedding dresses for people including her daughters.  She loved gardening and if there was a new flower she had to have it in the yard or a pot.  She worked until she was 75 years old and really didn't want to stop.  She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church.       

Survivors include: son, Tommy Willis (Linda) of Rockledge, FL; daughters, Linda Bell of Cairo, GA, Patricia Howell of Cairo, GA, Edna Mills (Ronnie) of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Mike Willis (Kelly) of Winter Haven, FL, Jeff Willis (Suzanne) of Alta Monte Springs, FL, Spencer Bell (Jana) of Bainbridge, GA, Stuart Bell (Jean) of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, Jeremy Mills (Brooke) of Cairo, GA; great-grandchildren, Dylan Willis, Caleb Willis, Nathan Willis, all of Winter Haven, FL, Salin Bell of Kadena AFB,  Okinawa, Japan, Catherine Bell of Bainbridge, GA, Jake Mills, Bree Mills, both of Cairo, GA; and a sister, Christine Sellers of Climax, GA.   

She was preceded in death by: her parents; brother, Arnold Gainous; sister, Madelyn Harrell; and grandchildren, Marc Willis, Joey Bell, Anthony Andrews, Tammy Andrews.  

Memorials may be made in Ms. Willis' memory to: Eastside Baptist Church, 404 5th Street NE, Cairo, GA39828; or Bibles for Gideon International, Cairo-Grady County, P. O. Box 661, Cairo, GA  39828.     

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Gwendolyn Martyle “Gwen” Stanaland

September 15, 1933September 28, 2014 

Funeral services for Gwendolyn Martyle “Gwen” Stanaland, 81, of Cairo, GA, are at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Eastside Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Carl Harrell will officiate.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Ms. Stanaland passed away at her home in Grady County, GA, on Sunday, September 28, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be her grandsons, Blake Stanaland, Seth Stanaland, Daniel Stanaland, Jason Mirick, Cole Tonkin, Tanner Stanaland and Grayson Stanaland.  Honorary pallbearers will be Grady County Historical Society Members and the Woodmen of the World Members.    

Ms. Stanaland was born on September 15, 1933, in Cairo, GA, to the late Henry Benjamin Bonner and Foster Stephenson Bonner.  She retired from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in 1997 and was currently a transcriptionist with Archbold Memorial Hospital.  She was an active member of the Grady County Historical Society, Woodmen of the World and she was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Cairo.  Gwen will always be remembered for her care and service to family and friends.       

Survivors include: her son, Ken Stanaland (Cathy) of Ochlocknee, GA; grandchildren, Blake Stanaland (Andrea) of Ochlocknee, GA, Casey Mirick (Jason) of Thomasville, GA, Seth Stanaland (Carrie) of Cairo, GA, Daniel Stanaland of Ochlocknee, GA, Haley Tonkin (Cole) of Thomasville, GA; great-grandchildren, Tanner Stanaland and Grayson Stanaland, both of Ochlocknee, GA, Allyson Mirick and Kadyn Mirick, both of Thomasville, GA, Ryleigh Tonkin and Luke Tonkin, both of Thomasville, GA, Annabelle Stanaland of Cairo, GA; and brothers, Grady Bonner (Katherine) of Thomasville, GA, Joe Bonner (Hazle) of Thomasville, GA.    

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her brothers, Glenn Bonner, Lester Bonner; and her sisters, Mildred Booth, Margaret Coates and Jean Bonner.  

Memorials may be made in Ms. Stanaland's memory to: Grady County Historical Society, P. O. Box 586, Cairo, GA  39828.                      

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Maxine Elizabeth Dykes McDonald

October 21, 1930September 19, 2014 

Funeral services for Maxine Elizabeth Dykes McDonald, 83, of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 21, 2014, at the First Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Dr. Ron McCaskill will officiate.  Services will conclude at the church.  Interment will be in Friendship Cemetery, Donalsonville, GA.  Mrs. McDonald passed away at Seminole Manor Nursing Home in Donalsonville, GA, on Friday, September 19, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be Don Gwaltney, Rich Gwaltney, Phillip Jones, William Jones, Johnny Odom and Mike Sheffield.    

Mrs. McDonald was born on October 21, 1930, in Donalsonville, GA, to the late Louie A. Dykes and Jimmie Cheshire Dykes.  On October 26, 1946, she married Cecil McDonald, who preceded her in death on August 10, 2010.  She retired from Sears, Roebuck and Company and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cairo.     

Survivors include: daughters, Cecilia Westbrook (Richard), Martha M. Fowler (Roger); grandchildren, Don Gwaltney (Sharon), Rich Gwaltney (Kerry), Phillip Jones (Carey), William Jones (Ashley); great-grandchildren, Anna and Sarah Gwaltney, Katie and Ben Gwaltney, Charleston, Phillip and Luke Jones, Noah, Lauren and Eli Jones.   

She was preceded in death by: parents; husband; great-grandchild, Madelyn Gail Jones; and sister, Patsy Dykes Sheffield.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. McDonald's memory to the Resident Council Fund, c/o Seminole Manor Nursing Home, 100 Florence Street, Donalsonville, GA 39845.     

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

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Moncie Doris Hudson

April 5, 1926September 18, 2014 

Funeral services for Moncie Doris Hudson, 88, of Cairo, GA, are at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Elder Ron Bosely will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Chapel.  Interment will be in Bold Springs Church Cemetery.  Mrs. Hudson passed away at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, GA, on Thursday, September 18, 2014. 

Mrs. Hudson was born on April 5, 1926, in Lloyd, FL, to the late Allen Miley and Mary Proctor Miley.  On January 28, 1955, she married James Alexander Hudson, who preceded her in death on May 30, 1985.  She retired as a paraprofessional with the Grady County Board of Education and she was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.  She was an avid reader and loved her grandchildren.      

Survivors include: daughters, Dorothy Adams of Pelham, GA, Kathy Steedley (Doug) of Cairo, GA; sons, Leslie Hudson (Scottie) of Cairo, GA, Randall Hudson of Cairo, GA, Martin Hudson (Sharon) of Tallahassee, FL; grandchildren, Gene Adams of Alabama, Dan Adams of Thomasville, GA, Rebecca Steedley of Ashville, NC, Kerry Steedley of Athens, GA, Drew Hudson of Atlanta, GA, Alex Hudson of Athens, GA, Jay Hudson of Cairo, GA, Luke Hudson of Tallahassee, FL, Jared Hudson of Tallahassee, FL, Cole Hudson of Tallahassee, FL; great-grandchildren, Kelsey Adams of Thomasville, GA, Theo Kulat of Asheville, NC; brother, Gene Miley of Savannah, GA; and a sister, Myrtle Allan of Brevard, NC.    

She was preceded in death by: parents; husband; sisters, Louisa Smith, Ruby Jones, Versie Bramblett; brothers, Leo Miley, Bryon Miley and Clyde Miley; and a son-in-law, Deming Adams.     

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Hudson's memory to Roddenbery Memorial Library, 320 N. Broad Street, Cairo, GA  39828.  

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

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Ronnie Blue Armitage

February 20, 1960 – September 17, 2014 

Memorial services for Ronnie Blue Armitage, 54, of Crawfordville, FL, are at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Barber Park, Cairo, GA.  Mr. Armitage passed away at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Tallahassee, FL, on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. 

Mr. Armitage was born on February 20, 1960, at the Laughlin Clinic in Greeneville, TN, to Tommy Blue Armitage, who survives, and the late Gussie Mae Carter.  He was married to Courtney Bodiford Armitage, who survives.  He was a Class A PGA Pro. Ronnie was an avid sports fan and a Tennessee Volunteer fan.  He attended the River Of Life Church in Crawfordville, FL. Ronnie knew the Grace, Love and Forgiveness of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

Survivors include: his wife, Courtney Armitage of Crawfordville, FL; a son, A. J. Armitage of Cairo, GA; his father, Tommy Blue Armitage of Greeneville, TN; step-daughters, Brianna Peacock, and Bethany Peacock, both of Crawfordville, FL; half-sister, Becky Hurst of Cairo, GA; half-brother, Tony Ladd of Cairo, GA; a niece, Courtney Ladd of Cairo, GA; a nephew, J. D. Hurst of Macon, GA; and a wonderful friend, Tammy Armitage of Cairo, GA. 

He was preceded in death by: his mother; grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Armitage, and Anna Mae Collins. 

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at Long Branch Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Cairo, GA. 

In lieu of Flowers donations can be made to the:  American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284. 

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Gary Kincaid 

November 20, 1956 – September 17, 2014 

Funeral services for George Gary Kincaid, 57, of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Reno Baptist Church, Reno, GA.  Rev. Jim Weaver and Rev. Roger Brinkley will officiate.  Interment will be in GreenwoodCemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mr. Kincaid passed away at his home in Reno, GA, on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

Active pallbearers: Lavon Mills, Mark Bryant, Jimmy Hammett, Ronnie Mills, Bobby Williams, and Dewayne Mason.  Honorary pallbearers: Tom Hopkins, Mark Baggett, Ivy Ausburn, Anderson Ausburn, Jimmy Ausburn, and Wayne Kincaid.

Mr. Kincaid was born on November 20, 1956, in Cairo, GA, to the late Glenn B. Kincaid and Polly Ausburn Kincaid, who survives.  Gary served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He was a truck driver with Manley Farm, Inc..  He was of the Baptist faith.    

Survivors include: his mother, Polly Kincaid of Cairo, GA; sister, Glenda Coffey (Jack) of Cairo, GA; brother, Norman Kincaid of Whigham, GA; and a host of nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father; and a brother, Robert Otis “Bob” Kincaid on November 28, 2013. 

Memorials may be made in Mr. Kincaid’s memory to: Reno Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 1171, Cairo, GA, 39828; or American Heart Association, P. O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX, 75284. 

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Friday, September 19, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 

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Mary Catherine “Kay” Hopkins

March 16, 1932September 14, 2014 

Funeral services for Mary Catherine “Kay” Hopkins, 82, of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at Long Branch Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Jeff Ezell will officiate.  Services will conclude in the church.  Interment will be in Long Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Hopkins passed away at the Presbyterian Home in Quitman, GA, on Sunday, September 14, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be Andrew Hopkins, Tyler Hopkins, Bradley Wilham, William Friedline, Jerry Frazier and James Reid.  Honorary pallbearers will be Philip Wilham, Durwood Stokes, Carl Lee, Kenneth Griffin and John Tillis, Sr.   

Mrs. Hopkins was born on March 16, 1932, in East Brady, PA, to the late George Merle McGaughey and Anna Irene Widmer McGaughey.  On April 28, 1966, she married Wyatt Adams Hopkins, who preceded her in death on April 13, 1989.  She retired from the W. B. Roddenbery Company and was a member of Long Branch Baptist Church.     

Survivors include: daughters, Kim Wilham (Philip) of Cairo, GA, Anna Hopkins of Catawba, NC; sons, Glen Hopkins ( Amy) of Thomasville, GA, Kenneth Errington (Nancy) of Butler, PA, Steven Errington (Deb) of Cranberry Township, PA; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Anna Mae Antill of Pennsylvania; and a brother, Robert L. McGaughey of Pennsylvania.  

She was preceded in death by: parents; her husband; daughter, Donna O’Hanlon; and brothers, Richard McGaughey, Merle McGaughey.    

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Hopkins' memory to Presbyterian Home and Retirement Community, 1901 West Screven Street, Quitman, Georgia 31643.

The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service at Long Branch Baptist Church.   

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Dewey Allen McCurley

November 17, 1964September 7, 2014 

Graveside funeral services for Dewey Allen McCurley, 49, of Ochlocknee, GA, are at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 10, 2014, in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Dean Cox will officiate.  Mr. McCurley passed away at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, GA, on Sunday, September 7, 2014. 

Mr. McCurley was born on November 17, 1964, in Cairo, GA, to the late Allen A. McCurley and Loverne Hall Nixon, who survives.  He worked with Jim Anderson Drywall.  He was of the Baptist faith.      

Survivors include: mother, Loverne Hall Nixon of Thomasville, GA; son, Alex McCurley (Jessie) of Cairo, GA; daughters, Ashley Barber (Charles) of Cairo, GA, Amanda McCurley of Hooks, TX, Candace McCurley of Crawfordville, FL; step-son, Brad Landrum of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Johnathon McCurley of Cairo, GA, Eden McCurley of Cairo, Kylie McCurley of Cairo, GA, Charles Barber, Jr. of Cairo, GA, Nicholas Barber of Donalsonville, GA, Emma Jones of Hooks, TX, Skylar Jones of Hooks, TX, Courtney Landrum of Cairo, GA, Emily Landrum of Cairo, GA; and aunts and uncles, Billy and Barbara Shiver of Lake Talquin, FL, Jim and Linda Hall of Fort Myers, FL.    

He was preceded in death by: his father, Allen A. McCurley; and his sister, Juanita McCurley. 

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Vertice Marion Owens Farmer

September 22, 1931September 4, 2014 

Graveside memorial services for Vertice Marion Owens Farmer, 82, of Pelham, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014, in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Farmer passed away at Pelham Parkway Nursing Home in Pelham, GA, on Thursday, September 4, 2014.     

Mrs. Farmer was born on September 22, 1931, in Pelham, GA, to the late Gedie Robinson and Lillian Robinson.  She worked with Sunnyland Packing Company and Ithaca Industries. She was of the Baptist faith.  

Survivors include: daughter, Wanda Gail Owens Welch (Billy) of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Larry Welch (Tammy) of Cairo, GA, Greg Welch (Felicia) of Cairo, GA; great-grandchildren, Austin Welch of Cairo, GA, Jace Welch of Whigham, GA, Kara Welch of Cairo, GA, Rylee Welch of Cairo, GA; and a sister, Peggy Henderson of Brunswick, GA. 

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husbands, Rev. Wilburn Owens, Winfred Farmer; and sisters, Myrtice Aldridge, Virgilene Daniel.      

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Ethel Marie Thomas 

November 30, 1946September 3, 2014  

Funeral services for Ethel Marie Thomas, 67, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 5, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Ernie Beckwith will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Chapel.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Whigham, GA.  Mrs. Thomas passed away at her home in Cairo, GA, on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.  

Active pallbearers will be Alfred Martin, Alvin Thomas, Clint Thomas, Button Thomas, Danny Thomas, Dale Thomas, Rick Brickey and Keith Beckwith.     

Mrs. Thomas was born on November 30, 1946, in Richland, GA, to the late James Floyd Harry and Susie Ethel Adams Harry.  On December 30, 1963, she married A. J. Thomas, who survives.  She was a line operator with Wynn Packaging.  She was a member of New Covenant Full Gospel in Cairo.  She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.      

Survivors include: husband, A. J. Thomas of Cairo, GA; daughter, Angela Williams (Travis) of Cairo, GA; son, Tony Thomas (Crystal) of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Jami Williams of Cairo, GA, Lindsay Williams of Columbus, GA, T. J. Thomas of Cairo, GA, Faith Thomas of Cairo, GA, Ciara Thomas of Cairo, GA, Makinley Thomas of Cairo, GA; great-grandson, Ethan Anderson of Cairo, GA; brother, Charlie Harry (Debbie) of Preston, GA; sister, Judy Johns (Clyde) of Dawson, GA; and a host of nieces and nephews.     

She was preceded in death by: parents; brother, Floyd Harry, Jr.; and a sister, Evie Braselton.   

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Thursday, September 4, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Gilbert B. “G.B.” Hollingsworth, Jr.

February 2, 1923September 1, 2014 

Funeral services for Gilbert B. “G.B.” Hollingsworth, Jr., 91, of Whigham, GA, are at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Trinity Primitive Baptist Church, Whigham, GA.  Rev. Franklin Bryant will officiate.  Interment will be in Trinity Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.  Mr. Hollingsworth passed away at Camellia Gardens of Life Care in Thomasville, GA, on Monday, September 1, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be Luke H. Martineau, Eric B. Hollingsworth, Neal A. Hollingsworth, Matthew C. Hollingsworth, Michael A. Guthrie, Kevin S. Becker, Murray Davis, Christopher L. Allen.   

Mr. Hollingsworth was born on February 2, 1923, in Whigham, GA, to the late Gilbert B. “Beebe” Hollingsworth, Sr. and Clara Lee Connell Hollingsworth.  He served his country in the U.S. Army.  On January 30, 1950, he married Nell Whigham Hollingsworth, who preceded him in death on October 31, 2007.  He worked as an auto mechanic and a farmer.  He and his wife owned and operated Hollingsworth Store until their retirement.   He attended Trinity Primitive Baptist Church and the sister churches.     

Survivors include: daughters, Ellen H. Barnwell (Jack Jr.) of Harrisburg, NC, Wanda H. Guthrie of Tallahassee, FL; sons, Mark A. Hollingsworth (Jennifer) of Auburn, AL, Ward A. Hollingsworth of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Nell A. Becker (Kevin) of Concord, NC, Luke H. Martineau (Cindy) of Concord, NC, Eric B. Hollingsworth (Erica) of San Francisco, CA, Neal A. Hollingsworth of College Station, TX, Anya M. Hollingsworth of Auburn, AL, Beth H. Hamilton of Cairo, GA, Amber H. Davis (Murray) of Cairo, GA, Matthew C. Hollingsworth of Coolidge, GA, Raine S. Allen  (Christopher) of Orlando, FL, Michael A. Guthrie of Tallahassee; FL; great-grandchildren, Connor H. Martineau, Lainey C. Martineau, MacKenzie G. Becker, Addison F. Becker, Sierra Davis, Trey Davis, Cheyenne Davis, Kevin Davis, Ethan Hamilton, Jacob Hollingsworth; brother, Kenneth Hollingsworth of Cairo, GA; sisters, Helen Calhoun (Zack) of Bainbridge, GA, Carolyn Hollingsworth of Bainbridge, GA, Winnie Prince (Esdell) of Cairo, GA; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by: parents; wife; brothers, Kedar W. Hollingsworth, Sr., W. Glenn Hollingsworth, Wayne Hollingsworth and Leverne Hollingsworth; and a sister, Mary Frances H. Womble. 

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

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