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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; sister-in-laws, 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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George Lee Sandefur

November 13, 1959 – July 19, 2015 

George L. Sandefur, 55, of Whigham, GA, passed away at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, GA, on Sunday, July 19, 2015.  Private services will be held by his family.  

Mr. Sandefur was born on November 13, 1959, in Cairo, GA, to the late Keith Sandefur, Sr. and Freida Strickland Sandefur.  He was a member of the Vineyard Ministries of Cairo, GA.     

Survivors include his sons and daughters, Lee Sandefur of Cairo, GA, Summer Rivenburg (Adrain) of  Whigham, GA, Cody Sandefur of Cairo, GA, Sara Sandefur of Cairo, GA, Torrie Mash of Moultrie GA; grandchildren, Ayden Rivenburg of Whigham, GA, Sophia Rivenburg of Whigham, GA, Delilah “Moon Pie” Sandefur of Bainbridge, GA, Zachary Sandefur of Cairo, GA, Jade Johnson and Evan Johnson, both of Moultrie, GA; brother, Keith Sandefur  (Joye) of Cairo, GA; and nieces, Kim Ponder of Whigham, GA, Gina Sandefur, Sage Sandefur, Ashley Phelps, Julie Phelps, Kailee Phelps, all of Cairo, GA; and nephew, Brayden Phelps of Cairo, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents.    

Memorials may be made in Mr. Sandefur's memory to a charity of your choice. 

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Thursday, July 23, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Jamie D. Phelps Sandefur

September 11, 1975 – July 19, 2015 

Funeral services for Jamie D. Phelps Sandefur, 39, of Cairo, GA, are at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Rod Brinkley will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Chapel.  Ms. Sandefur passed away at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital on Sunday, July 19, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be Mikey Bishop, Kenny Keene, Kenny Phelps, Robbie Phelps, Robin Curby, Randy Curby and Steve Norton. . 

Ms. Sandefur was born on September 11, 1975, in Thomasville, GA, to Tommy Joe Phelps, Sr. and Vanna Keene Allen, who survive.  She was a licensed practical nurse employed with Bainbridge Health and Rehab.  She was a member of the Vineyard Ministries of Cairo, GA.      

Survivors include: daughters, Summer Rivenburg (Adrain) of  Whigham, GA, Sara Sandefur of Cairo, GA; sons, Cody Sandefur of Cairo, GA, Lee Sandefur of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Ayden Rivenburg of Whigham, GA, Sophia Rivenburg of Whigham, GA, Delilah “Moon Pie” Sandefur of Bainbridge, GA, Zachary Sandefur of Cairo, GA; parents, Tommy Joe Phelps, Sr. of Cairo, GA and Vanna Keene Allen of Cairo, GA; brothers, Tommy Phelps, Jr. of Cairo, GA, Brandon Phelps (Peyton) of Cairo, GA, Aaron Newgard of Alabama; sisters, Bethanne Allen of Kissimmee, FL, Melinda Allen of Kissimmee, FL; nieces, Kim Ponder of Whigham, GA, Gina Sandefur, Sage Sandefur, Ashley Phelps, Julie Phelps, Kailee Phelps, all of Cairo, GA; and nephew, Brayden Phelps of Cairo, GA.             

Memorials may be made in Ms. Sandefur's memory to a charity of your choice. 

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Doris Dowdy Killgore

May 6, 1938 – July 17, 2015 

Funeral services for Doris Dowdy Killgore, 77, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 20, 2015, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Jeff Teague will officiate.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Killgore passed away at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, AL, on Friday, July 17, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be Brown Hargrove, Tony Hargrove, Tim Hargrove, Ryan Hargrove, Scott Williams and Hunter Farris. 

Mrs. Killgore was born on May 6, 1938, in Lindale, GA, to the late James Walter Dowdy and Mary Ann Beard Dowdy.  On January 4, 1975, she married Roy R. Killgore, who survives.  She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She was a joyful person with a contagious laugh that always brought a smile to everyone's face.  She was loved by so many people and loved being with her family and friends.  She enjoyed life to its fullest. 

Survivors include: husband, Roy R. Killgore of Cairo, GA; children, Brown Hargrove of Middleburg, FL, Tony Hargrove (Stephanie) of Jacksonville, FL, Marie Worrell (David) of Tallahassee, FL, Tim Hargrove (Michele) of Statesboro, GA, Tammy Farris (Kirby) of Birmingham, AL; grandchildren, Faith Sullivan (Craig) of Olathe, KS, Nikki Hargrove of Statesboro, GA, Ryan Hargrove (Morgan) of Birmingham, AL, Lacey Holderby (Nik) of Birmingham, AL, Jamie Hargrove of Jacksonville, FL, Scott Williams of Austin, TX, Hunter Farris of Birmingham, AL; sister, Margaret Rodgers (Joe) of Montgomery, AL.   

She was preceded in death by: her parents; brothers, Jim Dowdy, Forrest Dowdy, Dewey Dowdy and Donald Dowdy.  

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Sunday, July 19, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

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Ida Pearl Crew

November 20, 1932 – July 15, 2015 

Funeral services for Ida Pearl Crew, 82, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 17, 2015, at Cairo First United Methodist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Wayne McDonald and Rev. R. T. Beverly will officiate.  Services will conclude at the church.  Private interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Crew passed away peacefully at Magnolia Place of Cairo on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. 

Mrs. Crew was born on November 20, 1932, in Donalsonville, GA, to the late Newton Alday and Maggie Johnson Alday.  In 1969 she married Jesse William Crew, who preceded her in death on January 29, 1993.  She was a member of Eastern Star and Cairo First United Methodist Church.  After her retirement from the State of Florida, she assisted her husband in the operation of Crew Motors, Inc.  She enjoyed gardening and preserving fresh vegetables.  Her dinner table was welcoming to anyone.  She had an eye for decorating and fashion. 

Survivors include:  son, John W. Crew (Vicki) of Leesburg, GA; daughter, Debra C. Hancock (Wayne) of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, John Jackson (Brandi) of Cairo, GA, Stewart Crew of Leesburg, GA, Zachary Crew of Leesburg, GA; great-grandchildren, John Austin Jackson of Cairo, GA, Brantley Jackson of Cairo, GA; brother, Royce Alday (Beth) of Macon, GA; sister-in-law, Gloria Alday of  Warner Robins, GA; three nephews and three nieces. 

She was preceded in death by: parents; husband; brothers, James, Charles and Gene Alday; sister, Hilda Alday Landreth; and grandson, John William Crew, Jr. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caring staff of Magnolia Place.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Crew's memory to:  Zebulon Theatre, P. O. Box 1330, Cairo, Ga, 39828.   

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

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Myron R. Prevatte

December 17, 1927 – July 15, 2015 

Mr. Myron R. Prevatte, 87, of Whigham, GA, passed away at his home in Whigham, GA, on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.  Funeral services will be private. 

Mr. Prevatte was born on December 17, 1927, in Whigham, GA, to the late Robert Harvey Prevatte and Clyda Worn Prevatte.  On July 7, 1999, he married Edith Moore Prevatte, who survives.  He served his country in the United States Navy and was a defense contractor with the federal government.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Whigham, GA.    

Survivors include: wife, Edith Prevatte of Whigham, GA; step-children, Chris Smith of Anaheim, CA, Mike Powell (Donna) of Oldsmar, FL, Richard Powell (Donna) of Pelham, GA, Lynne Byrd (Jeff) of Thomasville, GA, Tony Powell (Lisa) of Cairo, GA, Leigh Fuduloff (Mike) of Tallahassee, FL; grandchildren, Christy Weltman (Jonathan) of Ponce Inlet, FL, and Richard Erickson of Ponce Inlet, FL; great-grandchildren, Tabatha Smith and Jessica Smith of Ponce Inlet, FL.    

He was preceded in death by: his parents; brothers, R. H. Prevatte, Carl Prevatte; sister, Lyda P. Watkins; half-brothers, William E. Duncan, Delmar Duncan, John F. Duncan. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Prevatte’s memory to: Archbold Foundation, Attention-Vann Middleton, Designate-Hospice of Southwest Georgia, Bainbridge Division, 910 S. Broad Street, Thomasville, GA 31792.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Friday, July 17, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

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Anne Mills Crew

December 3, 1928 – July 7, 2015 

Services for Anne Mills Crew, 86, of Cairo are at 3:00PM, Friday, July 10, 2015 at Clark Funeral Home Chapel, Cairo, Georgia.  Visitation will precede the funeral from 2:00 -3:00 PM.  Anne passed away peacefully July 7, 2015 at Highland Hills Hospice, Athens, Georgia. 

Born December 3, 1928 in Jacksonville, Florida, she was the daughter of the late Carolyn Van Riper Mills and the late Horace Allen Mills.  On August 13, 1950, in Jacksonville, Florida, she married Earl Douglas Crew, Sr., who preceded her in death on May 1, 2013. 

Mrs. Crew was raised and attended school in Jacksonville, Florida.  She attended Brenau College in Gainesville, Georgia, and later, the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, where she was awarded a degree in education.  She was a founding member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority at the University of Florida.  She also received graduate degrees from Florida State University and Valdosta State University. 

She began teaching in Grady County, Georgia and worked at Whigham School where she taught 2nd grade and 6th grade, and was a media specialist and administrator.  She sponsored many clubs and organizations at the school, including the school newspaper.  She served and impacted the lives of many students in the Grady County School System, working for 35 years as a classroom teacher, a media specialist, administrator and Title I Coordinator.   She was named Star Teacher for Whigham High School in 1969, and served as president of the Grady County Georgia Association of Educators, 1978-79.   Upon retirement, Mrs. Crew was an avid bridge player, an amateur gardener and she loved to travel.   She especially enjoyed beach trips with her grandchildren.  She was active in the Whigham United Methodist Church and Cairo First United Methodist Church, serving in the Vacation Bible School and as a Sunday School teacher. 

Survivors include sons Doug Crew (Jackie) of Thomasville, Georgia and Clayton Crew (Candace) of Marietta, Georgia and daughter Nancy, (Richard Milford) of Athens, Georgia; grandchildren Julianne Crew of Atlanta, Joanne Anderson of Athens, Cailie Crew of Rome, Georgia, Caroline Crew of Atlanta, Alyssa Crew of Atlanta, Georgia and William Crew Anderson of Athens, Georgia. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sister, Carolyn Alexander, and her brother, Horace Allen Mills, Jr. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to honor Anne’s lifelong love of books and learning may be made to Roddenbery Memorial Library, 320 N. Broad St., Cairo, Ga  39828, 229-377-3632. 

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George Wendall “Buddy” Smith

November 8, 1928 – July 3, 2015 

Funeral services for George Wendall “Buddy” Smith, 86, of Crawfordville, FL, are at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Tired Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Whigham, GA.  Elder Thad Marshall will officiate.  Interment will be in Tired Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Whigham, GA.  Mr. Smith passed away at Eden Springs Nursing Home in Crawfordville, FL, on Friday, July 3, 2015. 

Mr. Smith was born on November 8, 1928, in Whigham, GA, to the late Reuben Carter Smith and Annie Bell Miller Smith.  He served his country in the U.S. Navy.  He retired from Watkins Motor Lines.  He was an accomplished organist that played for many churches in the South Georgia and North Florida area.  In his later years, Buddy was a care-giver for many elderly families.  He was of the Methodist faith.      

Survivors include: niece, Jenny Nichols (Sammy) of Crawfordville, FL; great-nephews and great-nieces, Steven Gray (Diana) of Pensacola, FL, Nancy Gray of Copperas Cove, TX, David Nichols (Donna) of Tallahassee, FL, Paul Nichols (Leilania) of Crawfordville, FL, Sarah Harvey (Brad) of Crawfordville, FL; 10 great-great-nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by: his parents; and his sisters, Polly Harrison, Evelyn Gray.    

Memorials may be made in Mr. Smith's memory to: Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL  32308.      

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

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Thelma Thomas Taylor

November 6, 1918 – June 29, 2015 

Funeral services for Thelma Thomas Taylor, 96, of Clearwater, FL, are at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2015, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Steve Wooten will officiate.  Interment will be in the Cairo Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Taylor passed away at her daughter’s home in Clearwater, FL, on Monday, June 29, 2015. 

Mrs. Taylor was born on November 6, 1918, in Calvary, GA, to the late George Garfield Thomas, Sr. and Janie Lou Doss Thomas.  She was married to Harry L. Taylor, who preceded her in death on May 31, 1999.  She was a retired school teacher.    

Survivors include: daughters, Barbara Vogas (Nick) of Columbus, GA, Louise Steegman (Steve) of Clearwater, FL; grandchildren, Jayme Steegman of Pinellas Park, FL, Nicholas Vogas, Jr. of Columbus, GA, Christina Chartier (Alan) of El Paso, TX; great-grandchild, Corey Chartier of El Paso, TX; brothers, Gerald Thomas of Calvary, GA, Howell Thomas of Tampa, FL; and a host of nieces and nephews.     

She was preceded in death by: parents; husband; brothers, George Thomas, Jr., Bernard Thomas, Leland Thomas, Gene Thomas, Wayne Thomas, Winston Thomas; and sisters, Virginia Rosser, Ruth Davis.  

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Friday, July 3, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour.

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Myra Walden Epting

October 23, 1931 – June 25, 2015

Funeral services for Myra Jean Murray Walden Epting, 83, of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 28, 2015, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Elder Jon Mizel and Elder Thad Marshall will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Chapel.  Private interment will be in Godwin Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Epting passed away at Magnolia Place of Cairo, GA, on Thursday, June 25, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be Donald Walden, Tracy Walden, Terry Prince, Bob Sloan, Rabun Avery, Nelson Burnett and Ernie Duncan. 

Mrs. Epting was born on October 23, 1931, in Sale City, GA, to the late George Julian Murray and Vannie D. Sanders Murray.  In 1949, she married Charles Wendell “Jack” Walden.  She married Harold Epting in 1994.  Both Jack and Harold preceded her in death.  She retired from the Roddenbery Memorial Library after many years of dedicated service.  Library patrons will remember her friendly smile as she greeted everyone who passed the circulation desk. Myra loved being a housewife and taking care of her home and flower gardens, fishing and singing gospel music.  She had a great rapport with her nieces and nephews, who were drawn to her love and affection.  She was a member of the Grady County Senior Citizens and the Golden Glow Seniors of Whigham.  She was a devoted member of Tired Creek Primitive Baptist Church.   

Survivors include: her local nieces and nephews, Faye Duncan of Whigham, GA, Peggy Crew of Cairo, GA, Betty Sue Spooner of Bainbridge, GA, Connie Gunn of Climax, GA, Nelson Burnett of Camilla, GA, Donald Walden of Cairo, GA; the children of Harold Epting, Debbie Russell, Lynn Mclaughlin, Dawn Cannon, John Epting; and a host of other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and extended family members.  

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Charles Wendell “Jack” Walden and Harold Epting; brothers, George D. Murray, Thomas Edward “Buddy” Murray; sisters, Vivian Nicholson, Mary John “Johnnie” Burnett, Julia Lee Ball, Dorothy P. Banks, Katherine L. Brady, Helen Thomas. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Epting's memory to: Roddenbery Memorial Library, 320 North Broad Street, Cairo, GA  39828; or Tired Creek Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Juanita N. Faircloth, 2496 Tired Creek Rd., Whigham, GA  39897. 

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Sunday, June 28, 2015, immediately following the funeral service.

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Joseph Curtis McDowell

December 15, 1950 – June 24, 2015 

Joseph Curtis McDowell, 64, of Cairo, GA, passed away at his home in Cairo, GA, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.  No services are planned at this time.  

Mr. McDowell was born on December 15, 1950, in Cairo, GA, to the late Buford Lois McDowell and Johnnie Mae Moye McDowell.  He served his country in the U.S. Marines.  He was a boat builder with Wellcraft Marine.  He was of the Baptist faith.     

Survivors include: daughters, Teresa McDowell, Melissa McDowell; son, Eric McDowell; a grandson; and sisters, Betty Grimm of Bradenton, FL; Valley McDowell of Bradenton, FL; Pat Bathje of Bradenton, FL, Beth Williams (Tony) of Atlanta, GA.  

He was preceded in death by: parents; brothers, Charles Jackson McDowell, James Clifton McDowell; and a sister, Annie Lee Elmore.   

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Helen Earlene Rash

July 16, 1928 – June 23, 2015

Funeral services for Helen Earlene Rash, 86, of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Pine Park Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Gordon Cloud and Rev. Carl Harrell will officiate.  Interment will be in Pine Park Baptist Church Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Rash passed away at Grady General Hospital in Cairo, GA, on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be Thomas Ogle, James Ogle, Jason Ogle, William Ogle, Brian Ogle and Lynwood Cone.  

Mrs. Rash was born on July 16, 1928, in Hollis, OK, to the late Perry Hobson Anderson and Lena Ruth Medford Anderson.  On Sept. 8, 1985, she married James W. Rash, who preceded her in death on August 23, 2009.  She retired as a restaurant manager with Dobb’s House. Helen was a well know seamstress that did many alterations for the community.  She was a fan of her blue grass music.  She was a devoted member of Pine Park Baptist Church.  

Survivors include: daughters, Cheryl Ann Cone (Lynwood) of Thomasville, GA, Cynthia Lynn Fisher (Bruce) of Palm Bay, FL; son, James Earl Ogle of Orlando, FL, William Lester Ogle of Orlando, FL, Thomas Loyd Ogle of Orlando, FL; grandchildren, Jason Ogle of Orlando, FL, Michael Harper (Jenna) of Surf City, NC, Brandi Brady (Garlin) of Thomasville, GA; Shelby Powell (Mara) of Gainesville, FL, Jordan Powell (Mara) of Palm Bay, FL, Michelle Hayes (Spencer), Brian Ogle (Angie), both of Orlando, FL, Heather Everd of Palm Bay, FL; great-grandchildren, Trisan Strickland, Jacob Brady, both of Thomasville, GA, Amber Hayes, Gunner Hayes, Asher Hayes, all of Orlando, FL, Makennah Ogle, Ava Ogle, both of Orlando, FL, Kentin Powell of Palm Bay, FL, Alexander Powell, Oliver Powell, both of Gainesville, FL, Claire Harper, Jonah Harper, both of Surf City, NC, Damian Harper, Jade Harper, both of Thomasville, GA, Courtney Evered of Palm Bay, FL; brothers, Neil Anderson (Betty) of Alexander City, AL, Elvin Anderson of Hope, AR; sister, Joyce Collier (Art) of Orlando, FL.    

She was preceded in death by: parents; husband; grandson, Stephen Harper; sisters, Virginia Porkney, Geneva Walls and Mary Ann Anderson.    

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Rash's memory to: Pine Park Baptist Church, 3783 Pine Park Road, Cairo, GA  39828.

The family will receive friends at Pine Park Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Saturday, June 27, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. until the funeral hour of 2:00 p.m.

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Virginia Brittingham Worthy

June 25, 1921 – June 20, 2015 

Funeral services for Virginia Brittingham Worthy, 93, of Panama City Beach, FL, are at 3:00 p.m., Monday, June 29, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Whit Byram will officiate.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  

Active pallbearers are her grandsons.  Honorary pallbearers are Wyman Richter, Cecil Woods, Judge Kevin Chason, Judge Richard Porter, John Wight, Billy Elkins, Randy Wind, Dan Mckenzie, Tom Finucane, MD, Leonard Schneider, Vic Dimming.  

Virginia B. Worthy, 93, a Naval Veteran of WWII passed away at her home in Panama City Beach, Florida on June 20, 2015.  Virginia was born on June 25, 1921 in Wilmington, Delaware.  In 1939 she was selected to represent the United States as one of four US Girl Scouts to promote International Friendship as a Girl Guide at Our Chalet in Aldelboden, Switzerland.  After graduation from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, Virginia was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy WAVE program as the first female, commissioned officer from the State of Tennessee.  She came to South Georgia during her duties as a recruiter for the WAVE Program and met her future husband, the late Walter Britt Worthy in Albany, Georgia where he was training pilots for the war effort as an instructor.  They were married during World War II on May 31, 1942 and were separated for much of the war while Britt served as an Army Air Corps Ferry Command pilot and later flew the “Hump” across the Himalaya Mountains from India/Burma to China. By the end of the War, Virginia was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade while she was working at the Naval Research Laboratory in Anacostia, Virginia.  After the war, the Worthys settled on the Worthy home place in Hatcher Station, Georgia, and later moved to Cairo, Georgia with their four children in 1963. 

Virginia was active in the local community.  She served as a Girl Scout Leader for the Flint River Council, and was a longtime member of Cairo First United Methodist Church and choir. She worked at the Department of Family and Children’s Services placing children with adoptive families.  She also was an accomplished pianist, linguist, and was known for her motto: To Travel is to Live!  After retirement, Virginia and Britt moved to Panama City Beach to enjoy family, friends and daily dolphin shows with pelican flyovers!  

She is survived by her four children: Walter Britt Worthy, Jr. (Karen), MaryBeth Worthy Kirkland (Doug), Carol Worthy, Susan Worthy Maxwell (Tim), seven grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Cairo First United Methodist Church, 318 South Broad Street, Cairo, GA 39828.

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Jacquelyn Reed Powell

August 10, 1951 – June 20, 2015 

Jacquelyn Reed Powell, 63, of Thomasville, GA, passed away at her home in Grady County, GA, on Saturday, June 20, 2015.  No services are planned at this time.  

Mrs. Powell was born on August 10, 1951, in Ashville, NC, to Jack and Ruth Reed.  She worked with a Florida medical examiner’s office as a secretary.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.  

Survivors include: her husband, John Powell of Thomasville, GA; and a brother, Tom Reed of Tallahassee, FL. 

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Sarah Jane Baggett

April 17, 1928 – June 19, 2015 

Funeral services for Sarah Jane Griffin Baggett, 87, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 22, 2015, at Long Branch Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Brian Farmer will officiate.  Services will conclude in the Church.  Private interment will be in Long Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Baggett passed away at Camellia Gardens of Life Care in Thomasville, GA, on Friday, June 19, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be Bill Baggett, Jr., Ashley Bryan, Carroll Bryan, Jody Baggett, Todd Whigham, Jr. and Johnny Baggett.  

Mrs. Baggett was born on April 17, 1928, in Thomasville, GA, to the late Pliney C. Griffin and Nancy Hurst Griffin.  On September 15, 1945, she married Stonewall Baggett, who preceded her in death on January 5, 1994.  She loved to work in her yards and garden.  She was a homemaker and a member of Long Branch Baptist Church in Cairo.     

Survivors include: daughter, Josephine Miller of Cairo, GA; sons, Bill C. Baggett (Dorothy) of Ochlocknee, GA, Johnny Baggett (Becky) of Pelham, GA; grandchildren, Brenda Whigham (Todd) of Leesburg, GA, Bill Baggett, Jr. of Ochlocknee, GA, Jody Baggett (Paula) of Pelham, GA, Angela Baggett of Valdosta, GA, Michelle Lawhorne of Cairo, GA, David Hoskins of Georgia, Ashley Bryan of Cairo, GA, Carroll Bryan of Cairo, GA, Becky Miller of Cairo, GA; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.    

She was preceded in death by: parents; husband; son, Jimmy Lamar Baggett; son-in-law, Mike Miller; sister, Alene Hammack; and a brother, Leroy Griffin.     

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Sunday, June 21, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

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Robin Murray Colvin

November 28, 1968 – June 19, 2015 

Funeral services for Robin M. Colvin, 46, of Thomasville, NC, are at 3:00 p.m., Monday, June 22, 2015, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Jim Weaver will officiate.  Interment will be in Pine Level Baptist Church Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mr. Colvin passed away at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, GA, on Friday, June 19, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be Allen Michael Ramer, Roger L. Maxwell, Jr., Ronnie Maxwell, Donnie Maxwell and Brad Johnson.  

Mr. Colvin was born on November 28, 1968, in Bainbridge, GA, to Curtis Franklin Colvin and Edna Faye Maxwell Colvin.  He was a truck driver with D and A Trucking of High Pointe, NC.  Robin was an avid outdoorsman and loved to take his nephews fishing.  He loved his music, listening and playing his guitar.  He was of the Baptist faith.      

Survivors include: fiancée, Tammy Steffey of Thomasville, NC; parents, Curtis Franklin and Edna Faye Colvin of Whigham, GA; sisters, Marsha Cliett (Joe) of Branson, Missouri, Bonnie Denise Colvin of Whigham, Georgia, Jewel Colvin Wilson of Forsyth, Georgia, Gloria Connell (Wayne) of Cairo, Georgia, Cindy Colvin of Whigham, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.    

He was preceded in death by: grandparents, Jessie and Floie Colvin, Clifford and Katherine Maxwell. 

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Monday, June 22, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. until the funeral hour of 3:00 p.m.

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Randy Glenn Smith

July 31, 1957 – June 18, 2015 

Randy Glenn Smith, 57, of Cairo, GA, passed away at his home in Grady County, GA, on Thursday, June 18, 2015.  No services are planned at this time.  

Mr. Smith was born on July 31, 1957, in Duluth, GA, to the late Ira Leroy Smith and Dora Parazada Sitton Smith.  He retired as an automotive parts sales manager with Genuine Parts Company.     

Survivors include: wife, Janet King of Cairo, GA; brother Sandy Michael Smith of Jefferson, GA; nieces, Doria Louise Gantt of Jefferson, GA, Sandi Michelle Barrera of Duluth, GA; nephews, Ricky Lance of Buford, GA, Jeremy Lance of Buford, GA, Jesse Lee Smith of Dacula, GA; 6 great-nieces and great-nephews.  

He was preceded in death by: his parents; brothers, Ira Leroy Smith, Jr.; and a sister, Teresa Sue Lance.    

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Rosa Perkins Kines

December 17, 1919 – June 16, 2015

Funeral services for Rosa Perkins Kines, 95, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Midway Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Carl Harrell and Rev. Kenneth Cloud will officiate.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Kines passed away at her home in Grady County, GA, on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be Danny Kines, Donnie Dyson, Robert Lawrence, Chris Kines, Josh Kines, Ryan Hawkins, Clark Kines, Adam Kines, Tommy Lawrence, Sam Pettis, Michael Pettis, Mike Kines, Keith Phillips and David Sands.  Honorary pallbearers will be J. L. Rosencrantz, Mac Rosencrantz, George Thomas and the Ladies Senior Adult Sunday School Class of Midway Baptist Church.  

Mrs. Kines was born on December 17, 1919, in Cairo, GA, to the late David Daniel Perkins (the longest tenured Sheriff of Grady County) and Kate Jones Perkins.  On August 25, 1938, she married Carl Thomas Kines, who preceded her in death on July 25, 1978.  She retired as a nutritionist with the Grady County Board of Education.  She was a homemaker and a devoted member of Midway Baptist Church for over 50 years.  She was recently recognized as being the oldest living member of the church.      

Survivors include: daughters, Carleen Dyson (Donald) of Whigham, GA, Sara Dunnigan of Cincinnati, Ohio; sons, Tom Kines of Cairo, GA, Bob Kines (Diane) of Jacksonville, FL, Rick Kines (Debbie) of Cairo, GA, Tim Kines  (Jessica) of Whigham, GA, Sam Kines (Beth) of Cairo, GA; daughters-in-law, Nila June Kines of Cairo, GA, Jeanie Kines of Thomasville, GA; 21 grandchilren; 39 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Winifred P. Maxwell of Cairo, GA; and a host of nieces and nephews.    

She was preceded in death by: parents; husband; sons, Edward Wray Kines, James Gerald “Jerry” Kines, Sr., Daniel Warren Kines, Sr.; grandchildren, Jimmy Kines, Vicky Lynn Kines, Samantha Leigh Kines; great-grandchild, Daniel Warren Kines, III; sisters, Esther Ulmer, Virginia Lee, Doris Journey, Betty Ruth Perkins, Inez Perkins; brothers, Jack Perkins, Robert C. Perkins, David D. Perkins, Jr., Roy Perkins, Bill Perkins, Hilton Perkins.    

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Kines' memory to: Midway Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Fund, P. O. Box 605, Cairo, GA 39828; or the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

The family would like to thank her loving caregivers, Dorothy, Ernestine, Lilly and Elaine.  

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Friday, June 19, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Marlene Harper Mitchell

October 10, 1932 – June 14, 2015 

Funeral services for Marlene Harper Mitchell, 82, of Cairo, GA, are at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Elder Stephen Holt and Rev. Wayne McDonald will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Chapel.  Private interment will be in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Mitchell passed away at Grady General Hospital in Cairo, GA, on Sunday, June 14, 2015. 

Mrs. Mitchell was born on October 10, 1932, in Cairo, GA, to the late Carl Edward Harper and Cassie Brinson Harper.  She was married to William C. “Red” Mitchell, who preceded her in death on July 31, 2000.  She retired from the Grady County Board of Education as a lunchroom worker at Washington Middle School.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cairo.  

Survivors include: son, Mickey Mitchell (Gail) of Calvary, GA; daughter, Susan Newman of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Jean Lea Kirk of Cairo, GA, Shasta Newman (Chris) of Douglas, GA, Jon Newman of Las Vegas, NV, Tim Singletary of Calvary, GA, Sandra Harrell of Cairo, GA, Kayla Holton of Sylvester, GA, April Herring of Sylvester, GA; great-grandchildren, Lynnea Kirk , Will Kirk, Kim Bennefield, Kelly Bennefield, Kristian Bennefield, Lydnsey Ansley, Sydney Albritton, Randall Harrell, Kylie West, Jessie West, Beth West, Hannah Holton, Destiny Shamblin, Marie Shamblin; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother, W. L. Harper (Lois) of Henderson, KY; nieces and nephews, Matt, Todd, Amy and Little Wade Harper.    

She was preceded in death by: parents; husband; and a son, Johnny Mitchell.     

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Mitchell's memory to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.         

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. until the funeral hour.

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Martha J. Carter Walker

July 20, 1934 - June 13, 2015 

Services for Martha J. Carter Walker, 80, of Cairo, GA, will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Robert Crapps will officiate.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Walker passed away at Archbold Memorial Hospital, Thomasville, GA, on Saturday, June 13, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be her sons and grandsons. 

Mrs. Walker was born on July 20, 1934, in Quitman, GA, to the late Jack Carter and Exie Carter.  On April 19, 1951, she married Hushel Charles Walker, Sr., who preceded her in death on March 8, 2007.  She was a homemaker and a member of Popular Springs Primitive Baptist Church.    

Survivors include:  daughters, Carol Daniels (Jack) of Warner Robins, GA, Jenny W. Banks of Cairo, GA; sons, Fred Walker (Nancy) of Cairo, GA, Charles Walker (Donna) of Cairo, GA, Frank Walker (Melody) of Cairo, GA, John Walker of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Brandy McCranie, Lentz Walker, both of Tallahassee, FL, Kevin McCranie of Thomasville, GA,  Jeremy Banks (Paige), Chad Walker, Chip Walker, Ethan Walker, all of Cairo, GA; great-grandchildren, Taylor Coops (Scotty), Rudy McCranie, Tanner Slater; siblings, Martine Pollock, Margaret McCommon, Willette Yawn, Jeanette Green, Mary "Jeannie" Baugh, Robert Carter, Jerry Cox. 

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Hushel Walker, Sr.; son, Wilbur Walker; infant daughter, Donna Lynn Walker; daughter, Virginia Walker; granddaughter, Wendy Carol Johnson 

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour.   

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William Isaac Jones

July 6, 1942 - June 12, 2015 

Funeral services for William Isaac Jones, 72, of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 15, 2015, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Johnny Burdick will officiate.  Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mr. Jones passed away at Pinewood Nursing Home, Whigham, GA, on Friday, June 12, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be Chad Johnson, David Johnson, Randy Riffle, Jimmy McNeil, Tommy Cook and Wayne Lyndsey. 

Mr. Jones was born on July 6, 1942, in Cairo, GA, to the late William Monroe Jones and Eloise Perkins Jones.  On July 2, 1966, he married Jane Craven Jones, who survives.  Mr. Jones served his country in the United States Army and was a machinist at Torrington. 

Survivors include: wife, Jane Craven Jones of Cairo, GA; son, Steve Jones of Bremen, GA; daughter, Deana Jones of Loganville, GA; grandchildren, Julie Jones, Miranda Jones, Beau Jones, all of Rockmart, GA, Jesslyn Jones of Cairo, GA; great grandchildren, Lorelei Skye Jones of Rockmart, GA; brothers, Larry Jones (Irene), Charles Jones, both of Whigham, GA; sisters, Genelle McClelland of Whigham, GA, Faye Goforth (Hugh) of Kissimmee, FL, Sarah Clayton of Reno, NV, Lynn Brice (Daryl) of Hartwell, GA. 

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

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Sunday, June 14, 2015, from 5-7 p.m.

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Claire Katherine Carraway

May 2, 1936 – June 11, 2015 

Graveside funeral services for Claire Carraway, 79, of Cairo, GA, are at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 15, 2015, in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Wesley Criswell will officiate.  Mrs. Carraway passed away at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in Tallahassee, FL, on Thursday, June 11, 2015. 

Honorary pallbearers will be David Hudson, Todd Rojas, Carl Evers, Winston Carraway, Nathaniel Williams and Bill Elkins.    

Mrs. Carraway was born on May 2, 1936, in Medina, OH, to the late Carl and Susanna Wurster.  On December 27, 1955, she married Terrence “Terry” Carraway, who survives.  She retired from Barnett Bank.     

Survivors include: husband, Terrence “Terry” Carraway of Cairo, GA; daughter, Cathy Evers (Carl) of Thomasville, GA; grandchildren, Kristy Criswell (Wesley) of Columbiana, AL, Todd Rojas of Jacksonville, FL, Brian Hudson of Columbiana, AL, Derek Hudson of Columbiana, AL; sisters-in-law, Claire Washington (Gary) of Eutis, FL, Lorraine Thomas of Lehigh Acres, FL; and brothers-in-law, Winston Carraway (Frances) of Cairo, GA, James Carraway (Linda) of Miami, FL.        

She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Teresa Hudson.   

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

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Laura Elizabeth Lee

January 16, 1922 – June 11, 2015 

Funeral services for Laura Elizabeth Lee, 93, of Cairo, GA, are at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Pine Hill Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Charles Parker, Rev. Tommy Willis and Rev. Al Sessions will officiate.  Interment will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Lee passed away at her home in Grady County, GA, on Thursday, June 11, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be Al Sessions, John Sessions, Jason Sessions, Chuck Lee, Jason Wilder and Palmer Henderson.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Morning Glories of Pine Hill Baptist Church.    

Mrs. Lee was born on January 16, 1922, in Cairo, GA, to the late Andrew Romeo Sessions and Annie Jones Sessions.  On February 11, 1944, she married Thomas Berry Lee, who preceded her in death on April 1, 1990.   She was a homemaker and member of Pine Hill Baptist Church.  

Survivors include: children, Jerry Lee (Linda) of Cairo, GA, Mary Ann Lee of Tallahassee, FL, Wesley Lee (Kay) of Cairo, GA, Jackie Sessions of Tallahassee, FL, Albert Sessions (Janie) of Tallahassee, FL, Lee Sessions (Sandra) of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Carla Henderson (Bill) of Valdosta, GA, Chuck Lee (April) of Cairo, GA, Missy Wilder (Jason) of Cairo, GA, Marcy Lee of Cairo, GA, John Sessions (Erica) of Cairo, GA, Jason Sessions (Lindsey) of Athens, GA, Holli McLanahan (Todd) of Tallahassee, FL, LuAnn Mann (Greg) of Jacksonville, FL, Al Sessions (Kelley) of Cairo, GA, Samantha King of Cairo, GA; great-grandchildren, Palmer Henderson, Payton Henderson, both of Valdosta, GA, Stafford Lee, Hughston Lee, Jase Lee, all of Cairo, GA, Hailee Wilder, Will Wilder, Dylan Wilder, all of Cairo, GA, Logan McLanahan, Jenna McLanahan, both of Tallahassee, FL, April Mann, Nate Mann, Sam Mann, Alex Mann, all of Jacksonville, FL, Hadlee Sessions, Connor Sessions, Avery Sessions, all of Cairo, GA, Claire Whitehead of Tallahassee, FL, Jim Whitehead of Bainbridge, GA, Annabel Whitehead of Cairo, GA; and devoted neighbor, Cindy Ingram. 

She was preceded in death by: parents; husband; 3 brothers and 2 sisters.  

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

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Saturday, June 13, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

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