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Bernice Walden Singletary

November 1, 1926 – August 25, 2015

Funeral services for Bernice Walden Singletary, 88, of Whigham, GA, are at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, August 27, 2015, at Providence Baptist Church, Whigham, GA.  Rev. Steve Singletary and Rev. Chad Cooper will officiate.  Services will conclude at the church.  Private interment will be in Providence Church Cemetery, Whigham, GA.  Mrs. Singletary passed away at her home in Grady County, GA, on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be her grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Caleb Sunday School Class of Providence Baptist Church.  

Mrs. Singletary was born on November 1, 1926, in Whigham, GA, to the late D. M. Walden and Lula Smith Walden.  On September 29, 1943, she married Johnny Ledford Singletary, who preceded her in death on May 23, 1990.  She was a homemaker and later worked with the Grady County Board of Education in the Jobs with Dignity Program.  A family tradition was the Sunday meal for all the family and friends at her home.  The love for her family was seen in her constant dedication to their needs and spiritual well-being.  She was a faithful member of the Providence Baptist Church in Whigham.       

Survivors include: daughters, Connie Clark (Dennis) of Whigham, GA, Cheryl Sellers (Mike) of Whigham, GA; sons, Roger Singletary (Anita) of Whigham, GA, Steve Singletary (Melinda) of Whigham, GA, Sidney Singletary (Stacey) of Whigham, GA; grandchildren, Daryle Singletary (Holly) of Lebanon, TN, Kevin Singletary (Melinda) of Whigham, GA, Craig Singletary (Kasie) of Whigham, GA, Jody Singletary (Michael) of Whigham, GA, Cori Griffin (Bo) of Whigham, GA, Cali Bradley (Junior) of Whigham, GA, Michaela Singletary of Whigham, GA, Elly Kate Singletary of Whigham, GA, Josh Sellers (Wendi) of Whigham, GA, Brett Sellers (Charlene) of Cairo, GA, Rainey Sellers of Whigham, GA; great-grandchildren, Jonah and Mercer Singletary, Nora Caroline and Charlotte Rose Singletary, Kayla Dodson, Kyler Singletary, Ella and Greyson Singletary, Marley Robinson, Drew and Eden Singletary, Savanna Bradley, Anna Lee Parks, Karlee and Kason Sellers, Destiny Sellers; great-great-grandchild, Chloe Dodson; sister, Louise Chitwood of Monticello, FL.    

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.   

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Singletary's memory to:  Providence Baptist Church, Special Projects Fund, 975 Providence Road, Whigham, GA  39897; or Gentiva Hospice, 432 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, GA  39819.     

The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall of Providence Baptist Church on Thursday, August 27, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

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Clara Jean Faircloth

December 4, 1924 – August 14, 2015 

Funeral services for Clara Jean Faircloth, 90, of Cairo, GA, are at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 16, 2015, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Robert Crapps and Rev. Ron McCaskill will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Chapel.  Private interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Faircloth passed away at Camellia Gardens of Life Care in Thomasville, GA, on Friday, August 14, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be Kevin Chason, Gary Poppell, Todd Faircloth, Jarrett Faircloth, Bobby Burns, Donald Walden and Tanner Shealy.  

On December 4, 1924, Clara Jean was born in Grady County, GA to Lonnie and Lucy Belle Johnson. Clara Jean was raised in a farming community and grew up just down the road from a handsome young man who was to become the love of her life and her husband, Earl Faircloth.  They went to school together and married when they were just 17.  Together they had three children, Harry D. Faircloth and Ellen Faircloth Hester Leathery and sadly lost their infant son, Stan, to pneumonia at 3 months. On August 14, 2015, she left this earthly world to reunite with her beloved Earl, and Heaven gained a beautiful angel.  

Clara Jean was a fine seamstress and was often seen knitting, crocheting or cross stitching.  She loved a good romance novel; when not creating a lovely hand-stitched piece, she could be seen reading the latest best seller.  She was an excellent cook of the old style country variety, but in particular she loved sweets.  This love was inspired by the fact that she grew up in the depression when sweets were scarce, but she certainly made up for lost time once she was grown.  She baked delicious cakes and was known for her Italian Crème, which was loved throughout the county.  But more than stitchery, more than sweets, Clara Jean loved pretty shoes and clothes.  She was always dressed to the “nines” and was rarely seen without the latest edition of spectator pumps from Sellers Shoes.  A classy lady in all aspects, she was loved and admired by fellow residents at Camellia Gardens and even there was “The Pres.” 

In 1953, Clara Jean started working at the Cairo Telephone Company, followed by the Messenger Publishing Company, and later at Grady County EMC until her retirement in December 1989.  After her retirement, one of her greatest joys was baby-sitting her great-grandchildren, Kathryn and Kelly Prince, Sarah and Phillip Chason.

She was united with Magnolia Baptist Church in 1945 and later transferred her membership to Eastside Baptist Church.  There she served for 5 years as Woman’s Missionary Union President.  In 1976, she transferred her membership to Cairo First Baptist Church where she remained an active member until her death.  She was also a past member of the Cairo Woman’s Club and the Grady Golden Kiwanis where she served in various positions in both organizations.  She was a member of Al-Anon.  

She is survived by: her son, Harry Faircloth (Laurie) of Juliette, GA; a daughter, Ellen Hester Leathery (Chuck) of Monroe, GA; grandchildren, Martha Hester Poppell (Gary), Mary Chason (Kevin), both of Cairo, GA, Todd Faircloth of Statesboro, GA, Brande Faircloth Shealy of Centerville, GA, Anna Bass (Alex) of Gray, GA; great-grandchildren, Kathryn and Kelly Prince, Sarah and Phillip Chason, Abbi, Emma, and Jarrett Faircloth, Madison Hutcheson and Tanner Shealy, Alli and Anna Hester, and Hunter and Maitland Bass; sisters-in-law, Doris Knight (Winburn), Juanita Faircloth, Carolyn Johnson; and her dear friend, Edsel Harrell of Tifton, GA.  

She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Earl Faircloth; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Johnson; a son, Stan Faircloth; a grandson, Sam Hester, who proudly served in the US Army; brothers, Douglas and Forest Johnson; and a sister, Hazel Fleming. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Faircloth's memory to: Butler Cemetery Fund, c/o of Myrtle Lewis, P. O. Box 91, Whigham, GA 39897; or Hospice of Southwest Georgia, 114A Mimosa Drive, Thomasville, GA  31792     

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Sunday, August 16, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.  

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Kenneth Gresham James

September 10, 1931 – August 9, 2015 

Funeral services for Kenneth Gresham James, 83, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 13, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Whit Byram and Rev. Ron McCaskill will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Church.  Private interment will be in the Cairo Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mr. James passed away at his home in Grady County, GA, on Sunday, August 9, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be Chuck Stafford, Ron Dixon, Jim Rinker, Bill Bass, Tommy Smith, Ron Spooner, Charles Manny, Wayne Pitchford, and Charles Renaud.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Burleigh Law Sunday School Class and members of the Cairo Gideon Camp.  

Mr. James was born on September 10, 1931, in Cairo, GA, to the late Walter Wilder James and Cecil Ferrell James.  On April 25, 2004, he married Dorothy Moses James, who survives.  He served his country in the U. S. Air Force.  He owned and operated James and Sons Nursery.    He was a member of Cairo Kiwanis, 60 year member of the Cairo Masonic Lodge.  He held an active role in Gideon International, Cairo Grady Camp.  He was a devoted member of the Cairo First United Methodist Church and was a member of the Burleigh Law Sunday School Class.  Through the years, Kenneth has held many offices within the church that he dearly loved.    

Survivors include: wife, Dorothy Moses James of Cairo, GA; sons, Thomas K. James (Laura) of Atlanta, GA, Donald W. James (Lisa) of Cairo, GA, William C. James (Vickie) of Cairo, GA, Gary E. James (Alma) of Cairo, GA, Richard V. Moses Jr. (Sharon) of Cairo, GA, J. Booth Moses (Marla) of Cairo, GA; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.   

He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Beverly Guptill James.  

Memorials may be made in Mr. James' memory to: Gideon International, 1711 Lakewood Drive SE, Cairo, GA; First United Methodist Church, 318 South Broad Street, Cairo, GA 39828.     

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

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Selma Reagan Prince

January 25, 1928 – August 9, 2015 

Funeral services for Selma Reagan Prince, 87, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at Pine Level Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Jim Weaver and Rev. Curtis Eason will officiate.  Interment will be in Capel Baptist Church Cemetery.  Mrs. Prince passed away at Grady General Hospital in Cairo, GA, on Sunday, August 9, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be her grandsons.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of her Pine Level Baptist Church, Young at Heart, Sunday School Class.     

Mrs. Prince was born on January 25, 1928, in Cairo, GA, to the late D. J. Victor Reagan and Irene Shiver Reagan. On February, 7, 1947, she married Jerry Wendell Prince, who survives.  She was employed many years with Dr. Singleton as his receptionist.  Later she worked with the Belk Hudson Company and as a paraprofessional with the Grady County Board of Education.  She was a member of Pine Level Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.      

Survivors include: husband, Jerry Wendell Prince of Cairo, GA; daughter, Pattie Bullington of Cairo, GA; sons, Jerry Prince (Bertha) of Cairo, GA, Larry Prince (Dale) of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Dana Pritchett (Rusty) of Cairo, GA, Teresa Baird (Tony) of Cairo, GA, David Prince (Marcelline) of Cairo, GA, David Knight (CeeCee) of Hopeful, GA, Cole Prince (Torey) of Cairo, GA, Brian Knight of Whigham, GA, Christina LeBlanc (Matt) of Murfreesboro, TN, Gayla Prince of McDonough, GA, Gerren Prince of Cairo, GA, Chris Norris of Odessa, TX; great-grandchildren, Katie Pritchett, Layton Stephenson, Eryn Pritchett, Alec LeBlanc, Lorrainah Prince, Jesse Prince, Brittan Yeomans, Millie Yeomans, Maggie Yeomans, Luca LeBlanc, Aiden Baird, Alden LeBlanc, Kaleb Prince, Logan Knight, Brooke Knight; sisters, Elwanda Barrett of Cairo, GA, Willa Sellers of Cairo, GA and Rebecca Ritter of Summerville, SC.  

She was preceded in death by: her parents; son-in-law, Aaron Bullington, Jr.; grandson, Darren Bullington; sisters, Myrna King, Eloise Reagan; and an infant brother.     

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Prince's memory to: Pine Level Baptist Church, Building Fund, 298 Pine Level Road, Cairo, GA 39827.   

The family will receive friends at Pine Level Baptist Church on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m, the funeral hour.

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Samuel Braxton “Sammy” Goings

September 9, 1946 – August 8, 2015 

Memorial services for Samuel Braxton “Sammy” Goings, 68, of Tallahassee, FL, are at 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 14, 2015, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Wayne McDonald will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Chapel.  Private interment will be at Centennial Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mr. Goings passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015, at Capital Regional Medical Hospital, Tallahassee, FL. 

Mr. Goings was born on September 9, 1946, in Cairo, GA, to the late Joseph Hubert Goings, Sr. and Kathleen Elizabeth VanBrunt Rogers.  He retired from the construction industry.  At age 62, he graduated from Tallahassee Community College.  He was an active member of Seven Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center in Tallahassee, FL.  He spent his last four years there as a resident.  He was an advocate of patient rights and represented his fellow patients on many projects.  Sammy would often use his own funds to purchase the winner’s prizes in the Bingo games for his fellow residents.  He was an accomplished music composer and had published several songs.  He was of the Baptist faith.  

Survivors include: son, Michael Goings of Albany, GA; sister, Sylvia Harrington of Albany, GA.  The family would like to thank his special care givers, Angela Goings and Hugh Miller. 

Mr. Goings was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Joseph Hubert Goings, Jr. 

Memorials may be made in Mr. Goings memory to Centennial United Methodist Church, 238 Enos Lane, Cairo, GA, 39828.

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James Ralph Cumbie

March 7, 1944 – August 2, 2015 

Funeral services for James Ralph Cumbie, 71, of Cairo, GA, are at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 5, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Eric Mitchell will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Chapel.  Private interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mr. Cumbie passed away at his home in Grady County, GA, on Sunday, August 2, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be Dean Whitley, Chris Daniels, Ben Harrison, Riley Cumbie, Tommy Whitley and Caleb Harrison. 

Mr. Cumbie was born on March 7, 1944, in Cairo, GA, to the late Riley Mason Cumbie and Effie Ree Dozier Cumbie.  He served his country in the U.S. Air Force.  On June 24, 1994, he married Marie Proctor Cumbie, who survives.  He was a retired truck driver with Rockdale Transportation Enterprises in Cairo, GA.  He was of the Baptist faith.     

Survivors include: wife, Marie Proctor Cumbie of Cairo, GA; sons, Jimmy Cumbie of Cairo, GA, Scott Cumbie (Heidi) of Cairo, GA, John Goff (Karen) of Cairo, GA; daughters, Michele Hudson (Johnny) of Cairo, GA, Christina Griffin of Orlando, FL; grandchildren, Mason Cumbie of Cairo, GA, Jason Cumbie and Kaylee Cumbie, both of Pensacola, FL, Ciara Waldrop, Meagan Cumbie and Scott Thomas Cumbie, Jr., all of Cairo, GA, Brittney Reese, Alex Garcia (Michael), Dylan Francisco, all of Orlando, FL, Jay Hudson of Cairo, GA; great-grandchildren, Lela Garcia of Orlando, FL, Ava and Rhylee Waldrop, both of Cairo, GA; brother, Donald Cumbie (Mable) of Cairo, GA; sister, Linda Pearce (Jerry) of Cairo, GA. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Thomas Cumbie.   

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Mary Alice Cooper

February 13, 1925 – August 1, 2015 

Funeral services for Mary Alice Cooper, 90, formerly a resident of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 5, 2015, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Ron McCaskill will officiate.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Cooper passed away at Lake Park of Madison in Madison, FL, on Saturday, August 1, 2015. 

Mrs. Cooper was born on February 13, 1925, in Thomasville, GA, to the late George Alexander Sowell and Ada Hampton Sowell.  On November 11, 1942, she married Arthur Russell Cooper, Sr., who preceded her in death on June 28, 1980.  She was a seamstress with Grady County Mills which later became Ithaca Industries.  After her retirement, she grew orchids, which was her passion.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother – a wonderful lady who will be missed by her family and friends.  She was of the Baptist faith.    

Survivors include: sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Dianne Cooper of Jasper, FL, Eddy and Betty Cooper of Pelham, GA; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.     

She was preceded in death by: parents; husband; son, Arthur Russell “Junior” Cooper, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Pam Cooper; two brothers, Jim Sowell and Johnny Sowell.     

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. until the funeral hour of 2:00 p.m.

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Thomas Joseph Mallory

December 31, 1948 – July 26, 2015 

Thomas Joseph Mallory, 66, of Tallahassee, FL, passed away at River Valley Rehabilitation Center in Blountstown, FL, on Sunday, July 26, 2015.  The family will have a memorial service at a later date.  Interment will be in Piedmont Cemetery, Calvary, GA.  

Mr. Mallory was born on December 31, 1948, in Ozark, AL, to the late Emory Joe Mallory and Joyce Mae Green Mallory.  He served his country in the U. S. Army.  He worked with a land surveyor for many years.  He was of the Baptist faith.       

Survivors include: sons, Matthew Mallory and Robert Mallory; brother, Ed Mallory (Janis) of Whigham, GA; nieces and nephews, Rebecca Ray of Athens, AL, Chris Mallory of St. Cloud, FL, Mike Mallory of Whigham, GA, Troy Mallory of Whigham, GA; great-niece and great-nephew, Lizzie Ray of Athens, AL, Logan McDowell of Tennessee.  He was preceded in death by his parents.    

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Rupert Larry Padilla, III

September 10, 1952 – July 26, 2015 

Graveside funeral services with military honors for Rupert Larry Padilla, 62, of Whigham, GA, are at 12:00 Noon, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, GA.  Mr. Padilla passed away at Grady General Hospital in Cairo, GA, on Sunday, July 26, 2015. 

Mr. Padilla was born on September 10, 1952, in Great Lakes, IL, to the late Rupert Padilla, Jr. and Delia Rodrigues Padilla.  He serviced his country in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam Conflict.  On June 17, 1972, he married Sharon Mayer Padilla, who survives.  He was of the Catholic faith.  

Survivors include: wife, Sharon Mayer Padilla of Whigham, GA; sons, James R. Padilla of Portland, OR, Keith K. Padilla of Portland, OR, Steven J. Padilla of Whigham, GA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Deborah Weyna (Dave) of Cairo, GA; special aunts and uncles, Lydia Fonseca of San Antonia, TX, Hope Benevides of San Antonia, TX, Bertha Perez of Chicago, IL, Simon Rodrigues of Houston, TX, Jay Padilla (Marta) of Los Angeles, CA; and a large extended family. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sandra Padilla.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Padilla's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.           

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

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Annie Ruth D. Crawford

November 20, 1934 – July 24, 2015 

Funeral services for Annie Ruth D. Crawford, 80, of Cairo, GA, are at 3:00 p.m., Monday, July 27, 2015, at Midway Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Pastor Glen Scoggin, III, and Rev. Johnny Burdick will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Church.  Mrs. Crawford passed away at Archbold Memorial Hospital, Thomasville, GA, on Friday, July 24, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be: Pat Oliver, Elton Crawford, Quinnon Crawford, Chris Woodell, Johnny Crawford, and Randy Laney.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Adult Women’s Sunday School Class of Midway Baptist Church. 

Mrs. Crawford was born on November 20, 1934, in Cairo, GA, to the late George Dinkins, and Bertha Oliver Dinkins.  She was married to Jack Willard Crawford, who preceded her in death on December 4, 1991.  She was a homemaker and a member of Midway Baptist Church. 

Survivors include: sons, Ronald Crawford (Patricia) of Cairo, GA, Mike Crawford (Gidget) of Thomasville, GA; daughters, Belinda Brock (Joey) of Cairo, GA, Darlene Halstead (Rex) of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Shawn Crawford of Nashville, TN, Shannon Crawford of Cairo, GA, Gage Bradley of Thomasville, GA, India Parker of Moultrie, GA, Brandon Bradley of Thomasville, GA, Nicholas Halstead of Cairo, GA, Nathan Halstead of Cairo, GA, Drew Brock of Cairo, GA; great-grandchildren, Bradley Parker of Moultrie, GA; sisters, Love Harrison of Columbus, GA; brother, Hugh Dinkins (Shirley) of Jacksonville, FL. 

She was preceded in death by:  her parents; husband; sister, Hilda Oliver; brother, Jack Dinkins. 

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Sunday, July 26, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. 

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Martha F. Ezell

 October 7, 1956 – July 24, 2015  

Funeral services for Martha F. Harrell Ezell, 58, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 27, 2015, at Cairo Church of God, Cairo, GA.  Pastor DeWayne Atkinson will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Church.  Mrs. Ezell passed away at her home in Cairo on Friday, July 24, 2015.  

Mrs. Ezell was born on October 7, 1956, in Pavo, GA, to the late Gus Harrell and Barbara Dixon Harrell.  On July 11, 1974, she married Ronnie Ezell, Sr., who survives.  She was in Customer Service with Wal-Mart.  Martha enjoyed reading and spending time loving on her grandchildren.  She was a member of Cairo Church of God.  

Survivors include: husband, Ronnie Ezell, Sr. of Cairo, GA; son, Ronnie Ezell, Jr. (Laura) of Buford, GA; daughters, Kathy Cook of Cairo, GA, Melaina Markham (Lance) of Toccoa, GA; grandchildren, Claire Ezell of Buford, GA, Fayleigh Ezell of Cairo, GA, Tré Smith of Cairo, GA, Peyton Smith of Cairo, GA, Karaline Markham of Toccoa, GA, Cameron Markham of Toccoa, GA; great-grandchildren, Braylin Ezell of Cairo, GA, Brinlee Ezell of Cairo, GA; brother, Robert M. Harrell (Mary) of Sylacauga, AL; sister, Marie Walden of Cairo, GA; mother-in-law, Frances Ezell of Cairo, GA; sisters-in-law, Connie Sellars of Cairo, GA, Peggy White of Cairo, GA, Brenda Harrell of Whigham, GA, Suzy Harrell of Lilburn, GA; and a host of nieces and nephews.  

Mrs. Ezell was preceded in death by: her parents; brothers, Raymond Harrell and Tracy Harrell; sister, Ann Diller.  

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Ezell’s memory to: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through online donations.  

The family will receive friends at the home and on Monday immediately following the service at Cairo Church of God.  

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Ted Gainous

November 5, 1933 – July 22, 2015 

Memorial services for Ted Gainous, 81, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Cairo Church of God, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Robert Knight and Rev. DeWayne Atkinson will officiate.  Services will conclude at the church.  Mr. Gainous passed away at his home in Cairo, GA, on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

Mr. Gainous was born on November 5, 1933, in Cairo, GA, to the late Cecil Gainous and Ruth Logue Gainous.  He served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.  He was married to Virginia Logue Gainous, who preceded him in death on January 16, 2006.  He was an electrical superintendent with Tropicana Products, Inc.  He attended Cairo Church of God. 

Survivors include: his children, Susan Fowler of Thomasville, GA, Michael Mayer (Teri) of Bradenton, FL, Neil Mayer (Mary) of Whigham, GA, Teddy Jacobs of Bradenton, FL, and Gina Owens of Bradenton, FL; sister, Judy Barrett (Howard) of Cairo, GA; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by: his parents; wife; brother, Jimmy Gainous. 

Memorials may be made in Mr. Gainous’ memory to: Archbold Foundation, Attention Vann Middleton, designate Hospice of Southwest Georgia, 910 S. Broad St., Thomasville, GA 31792; or Cairo Church of God, 301 Livestock Pavilion Rd., Cairo, GA 39828

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Donald L. “Donnie” Waldrop, Jr.

October 15, 1956 – July 21, 2015 

Graveside funeral services for Donald L. “Donnie” Waldrop, Jr., 58, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 24, 2015, in Woodlawn Cemetery, Whigham, GA.  Rev. Robert Crapps will officiate.  Mr. Waldrop passed away at his home in Grady County, GA, on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be Jeff Mobley, Jr., Adam Mobley, Daniel Mobley, Dwight Mobley, Roger Lee and Eddie Dixon.  Honorary pallbearers will be John Mobley, Jeff Mobley, Jerry Mobley, Bill Benton, Gary Fain and Joe Dekle.  

Mr. Waldrop was born on October 15, 1956, in Landstuhl, Germany, to the late Donald L. Waldrop, Sr. and Elinor Willis Waldrop, who survives.  He was employed as a tree surgeon and a tower communication technician.  He was a member of the Whigham Masonic Lodge #356 and the National Rifle Association.  He was of the Methodist faith.  

Survivors include: mother, Elinor Willis Waldrop of Whigham, GA; grandmother, Esther Shepherd Dekle of Pelham, GA; dearest friend and companion, Ruth Robertson Lovett of Lake Charles, LA; children, Hannah Johnson (Lee) of Cairo, GA, Heidi Cumbie (Scott) of Cairo, GA; step-children, Eddie Dixon, III (Brandy Tate) of Cairo, GA, Audrey Duck (Joseph) of Thomasville, GA; grandchildren, Jesse Hurst, Breanna Hurst, Dane Stokes, Nathan Johnson, Ciara Waldrop, Meagan Cumbie, Scott Thomas Cumbie, Jr., Landon Faircloth, Reid Dixon, Ethan Duck; great-grandchildren, Ava and Rhylee Waldrop; sisters, Nancy Waldrop Sartin of Enterprise, AL, Teresa A. Waldrop of Havana, FL, GA; brother, Tim Waldrop of Whigham, GA; aunt, Wanda Boosinger (Jay) of Tallahassee, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.      

He was preceded in death by father, Donald L. Waldrop, Sr.

Memorials may be made in Mr. Waldrop's memory to: a charity of your choice; American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, 73123; or the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.       

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Thursday, July 23, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

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James Michael Shiver

May 14, 1959 – July 20, 2015 

Memorial services for James Michael Shiver, 56, of Thomasville, GA, are at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Ron McCaskill will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Chapel.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mr. Shiver passed away at his home in Thomasville, GA, on Monday, July 21, 2015. 

Mr. Shiver was born on May 14, 1959, in Thomasville, GA, to the late Lamar Shiver and Shirley Bell Forrester, who survives.  He was a graduate of Brookwood School and was a longtime dedicated employee of Georgia-Florida Burglar Alarm Company.     

Survivors include: mother, Shirley Forrester of Cairo, GA; sister, Lisa James (Donald) of Cairo, GA; brothers, Robert Shiver (Tricia) of Thomasville, GA, Larry Shiver of Cairo, GA; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father and his devoted canine companion, Sugar.   

Memorials may be made in Mr. Shiver's memory to: Second Chance Animal Rescue, P. O. Box 1524, Cairo, GA 39828.     

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

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