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Neil Carson Holton

January 8, 1929 – May 22, 2015 

Funeral services for Neil Carson Holton, 86, of Reno, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Reno Baptist Church, Reno, GA.  Rev. Roger Brinkley and Rev. Jim Weaver will officiate.  Services will conclude at the church.  Private interment will be in the Broome Cemetery, Reno, GA.  Mr. Holton passed away at Grady General Hospital in Cairo, GA, on Friday, May 22, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be Carson Bearden, Mike Jones, Yancey Maxwell, Ricky Singletary, Robert Maxwell and Larry Bearden.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Men of Reno Baptist Church.    

Mr. Holton was born on January 8, 1929, in Reno, GA, to the late Andrew M. Holton and Sophia Broome Holton.  He served his country in the U.S. Army.  On January 8, 1955, he married Betty Poppell Holton, who survives.  He retired from the United States Postal Service as a rural mail carrier.  Neil enjoyed spending time in his garden and was an expert on growing tomatoes.  He served as a devoted deacon at the Reno Baptist Church.    

Survivors include: wife, Betty Poppell Holton of Reno, GA; daughters, Alta Holton of Bainbridge, GA, Scottie H. Hudson (Leslie) of Reno, GA; grandsons, Drew Hudson of Atlanta, GA; Alex Hudson of Reno, GA; faithful canine companion, Ruby Lee; and a host of nieces and nephews.    

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Nell Bearden.

Memorials may be made in Mr. Holton's memory to: Reno Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1171, Cairo, GA  39828; or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY  10001.     

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

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Marlene Bess Pearce

July 21, 1931 – May 20, 2015 

Graveside services for Marlene Bess Pearce, 83, of Cairo, GA, are at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 23, 2015, in the Cairo Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Dr. Joe Allen will officiate.  Mrs. Pearce passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at her home in Cairo, GA.

Mrs. Pearce was born on July 21, 1931, in Newton, GA, to the late Joseph and Lina Davis Bess.  She married Fred Pearce, Sr., on July 21, 1951.  Mr. Pearce preceded her in death on October 26, 2003.  She was a graduate of Cairo High School in 1949.  Mrs. Pearce was a bank teller for Citizens Bank, Cairo, for over 30 years.  She was a member of Cairo First Baptist Church.

Survivors include: sons, Stephen Pearce of Cairo, GA, and Fred Pearce, Jr., of Cairo, GA;   cousin, Hazel Hughes (Billy) of Albany, GA; and a host of special friends, Annette, Ruth, Joy, Brenda, Frances, and Shirley.

She was preceded in death by: parents; husband; and uncle, John Bess.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Pearce’s memory to: On Wings of Eagles, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, P. O. Box 96105, Washington, D.C. 20090-6105.

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 22, 2015, at Clark Funeral Home, from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m.

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Richard Chandler Collins

February 14, 1947 – May 18, 2015 

Funeral services for Richard Chandler Collins, 68, of Bainbridge, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Travis Harrison will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Chapel.  Private interment will be in the Maxwell-Collins Cemetery.  Mr. Collins passed away at Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge, GA, on Monday, May 18, 2015. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Collins, Steve Collins, Jeffery Collins, Rick den Dekker, Ricky den Dekker and Josh Sallinger.    

Mr. Collins was born on February 14, 1947, in Cairo, GA, to the late Arthur Braxton Collins and Ellen Ferrell Ward, who survives.  He served his country in the U.S. Army for four years and he did one tour of duty in Vietnam.  He was a life long resident of Southwest Georgia.  He was a talented artist and well loved by family and friends.    

Survivors include: mother, Ellen F. Ward of Thomasville, GA; brothers, Bob Collins of Cairo GA, Steven Collins (Carol) of Cairo GA; nieces, Heather Cessna (Richard) of Cairo, GA, Alisha Seymour (Jeff) of St. Simons Island, GA, Anna Crowder (Michael) of Cairo, GA, Kristina Langley (William) of Tallahassee, FL; nephews, Chris Collins of Athens, GA, Bill Collins of Athens, GA, Rick den Dekker (Michelle) of Whigham, GA; and great-nieces, Clare Seymour of St. Simons Island, GA; Cate Seymour of St. Simons Island, GA.     

He was preceded in death by: his father, Arthur Braxton Collins; grandparents, Arthur Chandler Collins and Audie Maxwell Collins; uncles, Ray Collins and Billie Collins.    

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Yvonne Gail Rathel

May 24, 1955 – May 16, 2015 

Funeral services for Yvonne Gail Rathel, 59, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 22, 2015, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Ron McCaskill will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Chapel.  Private interment will be in Ochlocknee City Cemetery, Ochlocknee, GA.  Mrs. Rathel passed away at Bay Medical Center, Panama City, FL, on Saturday, May 16, 2015. 

Mrs. Rathel was born on May 24, 1955, in Bainbridge, GA, to the late Benjamin Zachariah Roberts and Mary Ethel Singletary Roberts.  She was married to Samuel Rathel, who preceded her in death in 1981.  She was a homemaker.  

Survivors include: daughter, Gina Harrison (Shawn) of Cairo, GA; son, Charlie Rathel (Holly) of Perry, GA; grandchildren, Miranda Lyons (Luke) of Brinson, GA, Nick Rathel of Cairo, GA, Allison Rathel of Cairo, GA, Christopher Rathel of Perry, GA; great-grandchild, Zachary Lyons of Brinson, GA; brothers, Dale Roberts, Ben Roberts, James Roberts, all of Cairo, GA, Michael Roberts of Whigham, GA; sisters, Louise Landrum of Thomasville, GA, Susie Stinnett of Donalsonville, GA, Gloria Stinnett (Jimmy) of Donalsonville, GA.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. 

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Thursday, May 21, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Mary Catherine Hawthorne

July 21, 1939 – May 17, 2015 

Funeral services for Mary Catherine Hawthorne, 75, of Calvary, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at the Calvary Baptist Church, Calvary, GA.  Bill Scott and Rev. Mike Keown will officiate.  Services will conclude at the church.  Private interment will be in Piedmont Cemetery, Calvary, GA.  Mrs. Hawthorne passed away at her home in Calvary, GA on Sunday, May 17, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be Roger Sadler, Tap Weaver, Berl Hawthorne, James Hawthorne, Ed Lowe and Joe Knight. 

Mrs. Hawthorne was born on July 21, 1939, in Winter Haven, FL, to the late Otho M. Sadler and Marjorie E. Tryon Sadler.  She was married to Winston Hawthorne, who preceded her in death on September 28, 1984.   She drove a school bus for the Grady County Board of Education for 42 years and worked in the Washington Middle School Lunchroom for almost 40 years.  She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include: daughter, Lynn Johnson (Guy) of Calvary, GA; son, Robin Hawthorne of Calvary, GA; grandchildren, Trey Johnson of Calvary, GA, Brad Johnson of Calvary, GA; brothers, Roger Sadler (Lee) of Calvary, GA, Tommy Sadler (Nancy) of Mt. Pleasant, FL; sisters, Olivia “Libby” Lieb of Calvary, GA; Betty Weaver (Tap) of Calvary, GA, Carol Braswell of Quincy, FL, Linda Lacy of Whigham, GA; mother-in-law, Mattielene Hawthorne of Whigham, GA; and a host of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.   

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Hawthorne's memory to: Hospice of Southwest Georgia, 114-A Mimosa Drive, Thomasville, GA 31792; or the Piedmont Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 7, Calvary, GA 39829.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mary Catherine’s caregiver, Lisa Reid. 

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

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Martha F. Stewart

September 18, 1930 – May 17, 2015 

Funeral services for Martha Forrester Stewart, 84, of Cairo, GA, are at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Allen Hartsfield will officiate.  Interment will be in Cairo Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Stewart passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at her family's home in Cairo, GA. 

Active pallbearers will be: David Stewart, Donald Womble, Rod Prince, Frank Roebuck, Bobby Collins, John Dupree, and Tommy Pyles. 

Mrs. Stewart was born on September 18, 1930, in Cairo, GA, to the late Andrew Guy Forrester and Ester Mae Pyles Forrester.  On February 5, 1948, she married Gilbert T. Stewart, who preceded her in death on May 13, 2005.  Mrs. Stewart was a devoted wife and loved her family.  She had no children, but loved her nieces and nephews as her own.  She was a strong woman in her faith and devoted her time to her church.  Mrs. Stewart found enjoyment by doing for others and working with her flowers.  Mrs. Stewart was an inspector for W. B. Roddenbery Co.  She was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church. 

Survivors include: nephews, Medford Stewart (Jane) of Cairo, GA, Robert Joyner of Cairo, GA; niece, Glenda Harrison (Spencer) of Ochlocknee, GA; great-nephews, Trent Stewart (Juana) of Cairo, GA, Spence Harrison of Ochlocknee, GA; great-nieces, Tracie Asbell (Wandell) of Cairo, GA, Cameron Dupree (John) of Thomasville, GA, Kelly Crosby (Michael) of Cairo, GA; ten great-great-nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; sister, Anita Forrester Lawhorn; and a brother-in-law, Sterling Lawhorn. 

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

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Mildred Widner McCorkle 

September 12, 1931 – May 16, 2015 

Graveside services for Mildred Widner McCorkle, 83, of Cairo, GA, are at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Woodlawn Cemetery, Whigham, GA.  Dr. Kenneth Cloud and Rev. Wayne McDonald will officiate.  Mrs. McCorkle passed away at Grady General Hospital, Cairo, GA, on Saturday, May 16, 2015. 

Mrs. McCorkle was born on September 12, 1931, in Colquitt, GA, which she referred to as “God’s Country”, to the late J. B. and Clara Z. Davis Widner.  She was married to Claude H. McCorkle, who preceded her in death on January 7, 2010.  She was a Legal Assistant to Judge Edwin Carlisle for over 40 years, and was a member of Midway Baptist Church. 

Survivors include: daughter, Lee M. Butler (Tommy) of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Crystal McCorkle of Cairo, GA, Bridgette McCorkle of Cairo, GA, Michel M. Miklja (Joe) of Oklahoma; great-granddaughter, Makenzie “MJ” Miklja of Oklahoma; a sister, Nina W. Holton, Cairo, GA. 

She was preceded in death by: parents; husband; son, Mike McCorkle; brother, Marcine “Bo” Widner. 

Memorials may be made in Mrs. McCorkle’s memory to: In Kind Fund, Midway Baptist Church, 2389 GA Hwy. 93, Cairo, GA, 39828, or Gideons International.

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Dorothy Goodman Hopkins

May 17, 1923 – May 15, 2015 

Funeral services for Dorothy Goodman Hopkins, 91, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 18, 2015, at First United Methodist Church, Cairo, GA.  Pastor Johnny Moore and Rev. Whit Byram will officiate.  Services will conclude at the church.  Private interment will be in the Milford Cemetery, Baker County, GA.  Mrs. Hopkins passed away at Grady General Hospital, Cairo, GA, on Friday, May 15, 2015. 

Mrs. Hopkins was born on May 17, 1923, in Newton, GA to the late Noah McLeod and Elizabeth Norman McLeod.  She was an office clerk with the ASCS Office.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Cairo, GA.  She enjoyed cooking and working in her flower gardens.       

Survivors include: son, Chip Goodman (Dana) of Hartsville, SC; grandchildren, Brandon Goodman (Amanda) of Houston, TX, Trey Goodman  of Hartsville, SC, Noah Goodman of Hartsville, SC, Tina Prevatt (Preston) of Thomasville, GA, Kristie Robinson of Cairo, GA, Lisa Moore of Cairo, GA; great-grandchildren, Storm Williams of Thomasville, GA, Kaytlyn Prevatt of Thomasville, GA, Lauren Moore of Cairo, GA, Dakota Moore of Cairo, GA, Peyton Robinson of Cairo, GA, Mckayla Howell of Cairo, GA, Keith Parker of Cairo, GA, Kayden Robinson of Cairo, GA; step-children, Sherolyn Eller (Mike) of Walling, TN, Anita Singletary (Roger) of Whigham, GA, Gwenelle Hopkins of Old Hickory, TN, Dave Hopkins (Cheryl) of Cairo, GA;  sisters, Grace Craft (Doc) of Dawson, GA, Christine Glaze (Richard) of Albany, GA, Martha Ann Davis (Roy) of Cheyenne, WY; brothers, John McLeod  (Marilyn) of Albany, GA, Steve McLeod (Patsy) of Newton, GA, H. C. McLeod (Katie) of Darien, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.  

She was preceded in death by: parents; husband, Clarence H. Goodman, Sr., husband, Eulis Dave Hopkins, Sr.; daughter, Kay Goodman Cooper; step-daughter, Judy Lewis; sister, Evelyn Mock; and brother, Tom McLeod. 

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

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Sunday, May 17, 2015, from 4:00 until 5:30 p.m.

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Delma Carl Lee

January 4, 1921 – May 14, 2015 

Funeral services for Delma Carl Lee, 94, of Tallahassee, FL, are at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Pine Hill Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Al Sessions and Rev. Charles Parker will officiate.  Interment will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mr. Lee passed away at Grady General Hospital in Cairo, GA, on Thursday, May 14, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be Sonny Lee, Wesley Lee, Jerry Lee, Albert Sessions, Winfred Lee and Ed Rich.  Honorary pallbearers will be Virgil Lee and Lee Sessions.  

Mr. Lee was born on January 4, 1921, in Cairo, GA, to the late William Albert Lee and Mary Vinette Broome Lee.  In October of 2001, he married Marianne Pope Lee, who survives.  He retired as a carpentry supervisor with Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.  He was a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church.  

Survivors include:  his wife, Marianne Pope Lee of Tallahassee, FL; daughter, Sherry L. Alligood (Tracy) of Thomasville, GA; son, Gregory C. Lee (Angela) of Irmo, SC; grandchildren, William Davis Lee (Megan) of Columbia, SC, Timmy C. Lee (Hannah) of Irmo, SC, Bonnie Christine Godwin (Derek) of Thomasville, GA, Rebecca Lee Thomas of Sacramento, CA; great-grandchildren, Colton Lee, Gabriel Toledo, Carson Godwin, Camden Godwin, Cade Godwin, Klyde Godwin; and a host of step-grandchildren, step-great-children, and step-great-great-grandchildren.   

He was preceded in death by: his parents; first wife, Bonnie Rich Lee; second wife, Erma Bruce Lee; and 12 brothers and sisters.    

Memorials may be made in Mr. 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 Friday, May 15, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 

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Preston Leon Mitchell

December 4, 1937 – May 10, 2015 

Funeral services for Preston Leon Mitchell, 77, of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Whit Byram will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Church. Private interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mr. Mitchell passed away at his home in Cairo, GA, on Sunday, May 10, 2015. 

Mr. Mitchell was born on December 4, 1937, in Meigs, GA, to the late Albert Leroy Mitchell and Fannie Mae Hall Mitchell.  He served his country in the National Guard.  On December 29, 1957, he married Wynell Harrell Mitchell, who survives.  He retired from the insurance industry.  He served as an active Shriner and Mason for many years and enjoyed spending his free time playing golf at the Cairo Country Club.  He was a member of the Cairo First United Methodist Church.  

Survivors include: wife, Wynell Harrell Mitchell of Cairo, GA; daughter, Susan M. Prince (Robin) of Cairo, GA; son, Mark Mitchell (Gina) of Bainbridge, GA; grandchildren, Christopher R. Mitchell of Cairo, GA, Christian M. Nix (Brian) of Colquitt, GA, Daniel Jones of Whigham, GA, Kalen Jones of Bainbridge, GA, Cameron Prince of Laurinburg, NC, Jarin Prince of Atlanta, GA; great-grandchildren, Brenden Mitchell of Bainbridge, GA, Haylee Nix, Peyton Nix, Brooklyn Nix, all of Colquitt, GA;, brothers, Herschel Mitchell (Lucille) of Fort Mead, FL, Jimmy Mitchell (Justine) of Cairo, GA, Bobby Mitchell (Jean) of Cairo, GA: and a host of nieces and nephews.     

He was preceded in death by: parents; grandchildren, Thomas Mitchell, Clifton Jones, Jr.; brothers, Roscoe Mitchell, Wendell Mitchell; sisters, Fannie Myrtle Hall and Clara Mae Collins.    

Memorials may be made in Mr. Mitchell's memory to: Cairo First United Methodist Church, 318 South Broad Street, Cairo, GA 39828; Bethany Hospice, 2517 Bemis Road, Suite D, Valdosta, GA 31602.     

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Annette Chason Clark

January 20, 1930 – May 10, 2015 

Funeral services for Annette Chason Clark, 85, of Climax, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at El Bethel Baptist Church, Whigham, GA.  Rev. Bob Knight will officiate.  Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Climax, GA.  Mrs. Clark passed away at her home in Climax, GA, on Sunday, May 10, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be Allen Hester, Douglas Chason, Neely Chason, Will Chason, Tyler Andrews and Dustin Cornog. 

Mrs. Clark was born on January 20, 1930, in Blakely, GA, to the late Neely Nix and Lucy White Nix.  On February 25, 1983, she married Colin C. Clark, who survives.  She was a loving, caring mother and grandparent.  She is a member of El Bethel Baptist Church in Whigham, GA.   

Survivors include: husband, Colin C. Clark of Colquitt, GA; children, Billy Chason of Bainbridge, GA, Ben Chason and wife Diane of Climax, GA, Randy Chason and wife Linda of Climax, GA, Kim Craig and husband Mike of Bainbridge, GA, Patty Hester and husband Al of Climax, GA, Robert Chason of Climax, GA; grandchildren, Rayna Andrews and husband Robert of Climax, GA, Allen Hester of Climax, GA, Brandie Singleton and husband Charles of Climax, GA, Douglas Chason and wife Stephanie of Thomasville, GA, Will Chason and wife Taylor of Climax, GA, Neely Chason and wife Whitney of Bainbridge, GA; great-grandchildren, Tyler Andrews, Olivia Andrews, Daniel Andrews, all of Climax, GA, Benny Chason of Bainbridge, GA, Caleb Chason of Thomasville, GA, Kyleigh Chason of Climax, GA, Joshua Hester, Maryann Hester, Nichole Hester, all of Climax, GA; sister, Shirley Spires of Ocala, FL; and a host of nieces and nephews.    

She was preceded in death by: parents; her first husband and father of her children, Bill Chason; brothers, Tom Nix, Robert Nix, Smiley Ray Nix; and sisters, Ima Ferrell, Molly Bynam.   

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Clark's memory to: Decatur County Humane Society, 1350 Cox Avenue, Bainbridge, GA 39819.       

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Monday, May 11, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Lois Inez Maxwell Harrison

October 9, 1930 – May 7, 2015 

Funeral services for Lois Inez Maxwell Harrison, 84, of Cairo, GA, are at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, May 10, 2015, at Pine Level Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Jim Weaver will officiate.  Interment will be in Pine Level Baptist Church Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Harrison passed away at her home in Grady County, GA, on Thursday, May 7, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be her grandsons and sons-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will be the Friendship Sunday School Class of Pine Level Baptist Church.    

Mrs. Harrison was born on October 9, 1930, in Cairo, GA, to the late Jesse Maxwell and Maybell Hobby Maxwell.  On July 26, 1947, she married Elwood “Pye” Harrison, who preceded her in death on October 20, 2008.  She was a farmer and homemaker.  She was a member of Pine Level Baptist Church.    

Survivors include: sons and daughters-in-law, David and Brenda Harrison of Cairo, GA, Lee and Linda Harrison of Cairo, GA, Neal and Wanda Harrison of Cairo, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Delores and Bruce Brown of Cairo, GA, Annell and Timothy Allen of Cairo, GA, Kathy and Walt Sellars of Whigham, GA; grandchildren and their spouses, Dana and Darren Moore of Cairo, GA, Ron and Greta Harrison of Cairo, GA, Shanna Lovin of Cairo, GA, Elisha and Chad Butler of Cairo, GA, Eric and Jennifer Harrison of Cairo, GA, Bo Brown of San Diego, CA, Jessica and Craig Knight of Pelham, GA, Dusty and Laura Brown of Cairo, GA, Mallory and Brian Belcher of Bainbridge, GA; great-grandchildren, Lacey Moore, Brice and Bailey Edwards, Cole Harrison, Zack Harrison, Dara Moore, Savannah Butler, Emma Butler, Chase Butler, Nathan Lovin, Tristan Lovin, Ethan Harrison, all of Cairo, GA, Kalin Knight, Harley Knight, both of Pelham, GA; great-great-grandchild, Berklyn Edwards of Cairo, GA; sister: Gloria M. Hobby of Cairo, GA; sisters-in-law: Ruth Maxwell, Wilma Maxwell, Nelda Aycock, Eva Jane Bond Crawford, all of Cairo, GA; and a host of nieces and nephews.       

The family wants to extend a special thank you to her niece and caretaker, Joyce Harrell and to Sue and Wesley Carroll.  

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; brothers, Gordon Maxwell, William A. “Buck” Maxwell, James Maxwell; half-brother, Charles Bond and sister, Fonnie M. Norman.     

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Harrison's memory to:  Pine Level Baptist Church Building Fund, 298 Pine Level Road, Cairo, GA  39828.      

The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall of Pine Level Baptist Church on Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

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Robert L. Newsome, Jr.

February 1, 1933 – May 6, 2015 

Funeral services with Military Honors for Robert L. Newsome, Jr., 82, of Cairo, GA, are at 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2015, at First Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Dr. Joe Allen will officiate.  Services will conclude at the church.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mr. Newsome passed away at Archbold Memorial Hospital, Thomasville, GA, on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. 

Mr. Newsome was born on February 1, 1933, in Bainbridge, GA, to the late Robert L. Newsome, Sr., and Mary Lou Hollaway Newsome.  He served his country in the United States Army from 1953–1955.  On August 12, 1955, he married Carolyn Pearce Newsome, who survives.  He was Parts Manager for Chastain Tractor Company and Stallings Motors, Cairo, GA.  He was a member of First Baptist Church, Cairo, GA. 

Survivors include: his wife of 59 years, Carolyn P. Newsome of Cairo, GA; daughter, Julie N. Poppell of Cairo, GA; grandchild, Lynlee Poppell of Cairo, GA; brother, Sam R. Newsome (Linda) of Bainbridge, GA; sisters, Jeanette Eidson of Panama City, FL, Faye Herring (Kenneth) of Brinson, GA, Shirley Newsome of Tallahassee, FL. 

He was preceded in death by: his parents; daughters, Sharon Kay Newsome, Sylvia Yvonne Newsome; son, Brian Lee Newsome. 

Memorials may be made in Mr. Newsome’s memory to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1538, Cairo, GA, 39828. 

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

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Martha Jane Brock Avery

November 15, 1932 – May 5, 2015 

Graveside funeral services for Martha Jane Brock Avery, 82, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 8, 2015, in Brock Cemetery in Decatur County, GA.  Rev. Ron McCaskill will officiate.  Mrs. Avery passed away at Camellia Gardens of Life Care in Thomasville, GA, on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. 

Mrs. Avery was born on November 15, 1932, in Climax, GA, to the late Abner Brock and Mary Jane Brock.  In 1953, she married Charles D. Avery, who preceded her in death on February 15, 2005.  She worked with the Ithaca Company and the Torrington Company until her retirement.  She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Cairo.  Mrs. Avery was known for her warm smile and caring spirit.  She loved her family and always had a special place in her heart for children.  Prior to her lengthy illness she loved working in her flowers, baking, and helping others.  Her determination and attitude always strengthened her family.   

Survivors include: daughters, Gail Maxwell (Andy) of Cairo, GA, Cindy Harvey (Billy Joe) of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Andrea Bentley (Coby) of Cairo, GA, Lindsey Powe (Rusty) of Cairo, GA, Katie Harvey of Cairo, GA, Caroline Harvey of Cairo, GA; great-grandchildren, Alexis Grace Maxwell of Cairo, GA, Avery Claire Bentley of Cairo, GA, Joshua Drew Powe of Cairo, GA; brother, Randolph Brock (Janie) of Thomasville, GA; sister, Lucille Lynn of Bainbridge, GA; a host of nieces and nephews; and a friend and caregiver, Vernette Williams.   

She was preceded in death by: parents; husband; daughter, Angela Kay Avery; brothers, Eldred Brock and Sanford Brock.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Avery's memory to: Eastside Baptist Church, P. O. Box 749, Cairo, GA 39828; or First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1538, Cairo, GA 39828.

The family will receive friends at their home.     

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James Richard “Dick” Thomas

December 8, 1941 – May 3, 2015

Private graveside funeral services for James Richard “Dick” Thomas, 73, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Carl Harrell will officiate.  Dick passed away at his home in Cairo, GA, on Sunday, May 3, 2015. 

Dick was born on December 8, 1941, in Cairo, GA, to the late George Garfield Thomas, Jr. and Pearl Maxwell Thomas.  

Survivors include: brothers, Charles Thomas (Gail) of Elberton, GA, George Thomas, III (Shirley) of Cairo, GA, Walt Thomas (Cathy) of Lompoc, CA; Wayne Thomas (Gail) of Donalsonville, GA; sisters, Winette Almon (Brad) of Townsend, GA, Pearl Thomas of Cairo, GA; and several nieces and nephews.      

He was preceded in death by: parents; sister, Mary Thomas Ward; brother-in-law, Charles Ward.    

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Rickey Thomas Parker

October 27, 1947 – May 3, 2015 

Rickey Thomas Parker, 67, of Cairo, GA passed away at his home in Cairo on Sunday, May 3, 2015.  No services are planned at this time.  

Mr. Parker was born on October 27, 1947, in Tyler TX, to the late Joe Bob Parker and Evelyn Forman Parker.  He retired after 23 years of service to the United States Navy.  On September 25, 1992, he married Wanda Ponder Parker, who survives.  He was of the Baptist faith.     

Survivors include: his wife, Wanda Ponder Parker of Cairo, GA; son Jeff Norton (Stephanie) of Jacksonville, FL; daughter, June Norton Jefferson (Larry) of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Carrie Norton of Tallahassee, FL, Emily Norton of Orlando, FL, Alana Jefferson of Jacksonville, FL; brother, Randall Parker of Dallas, TX; and sister, Rita Boles of Tyler, TX.  He was preceded in death by his parents.    

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Grady Stanley Giddens

May 24, 1958 – May 1, 2015

Grady Stanley Giddens, 56, of Cairo, GA, passed away at his home on Friday, May 1, 2015.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 4, 2015, at Providence Baptist Church, Whigham, GA. 

Mr. Giddens was born in Ashburn, GA, on May 24, 1958, to the late Grady and Ethel Jones Giddens.  Grady was a contractor in construction.  On September 4, 1997, he married Melanie Griffin Giddens, who survives.  He was a member of Providence Baptist Church. 

He is survived by: his wife, Melanie G. Giddens of Bainbridge, GA; daughters, Gabrielle Giddens of Bainbridge, GA, Mandie Purcell of Atlanta, GA; sons Tyler Giddens of Tifton, GA, Rodney Gentry of Sycamore, GA, Triston Giddens of Sycamore, GA, Bo Williams of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Caius Noel Blyth of Bainbridge, GA, Jennifer Roland and Carlie Roland, both of Cairo, GA, Cameron Gentry of Ashburn, GA, and Collin Williams of Cairo, GA; brother, Jimmy Pylant of Ashburn, GA; and sister, Lisa Lodge of Ashburn, GA. 

He was preceded in death by: his parents; and step-father, J. T. Farmer.

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Donnie Anderson Cox Hartley

May 5, 1923 - April 29, 2015

Private graveside services were held by immediate family members for Donnie Anderson Cox Hartley, 91, of Whigham, Georgia, on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Whigham, Georgia.  Mrs. Hartley passed away at Grady General Hospital in Cairo, Georgia, on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. 

Mrs. Hartley was born on May 5, 1923, in the oil boom town of El Dorado, Arkansas, to the late James McCoy (Coy) Anderson and Minna Sellers Anderson.  She attended school in Arkansas, Texas, and Georgia.  On June 8, 1941, she married Fred Lafayette Cox, Sr., in Ochlocknee, Georgia, and went on to graduate from Cairo High School in 1942 while he enlisted in the Army and was subsequently deployed to Europe during World War II.  At the end of the war, Donnie and Fred moved to Miami, Florida, where they raised their five children.  When he retired, they returned to his home town of Whigham, Georgia, where he preceded her in death on April 8, 1976.  She later married Ralph Eugene Hartley, who died in 2003.  She worked first as a homemaker, then returned to school and became a hairdresser in Miami, and later a Licensed Practical Nurse before retiring.  One of her greatest joys was derived from planting just about anything and coaxing it to grow and thrive, which she did with great success.  Many of her plantings will continue to be enjoyed by others for years to come.  She was an avid reader and a lover of all animals. 

Survivors include two sons: James Millard Cox of Marietta, Georgia, and Fred Lafayette Cox, Jr., of Atlanta, Georgia; two daughters: Dona Cox Little and husband Jim of Whigham, Georgia, and Linda Cox LaBounty of Tallahassee, Florida; three grandchildren: Russell Lee Perkins of Tallahassee, Florida, Carrie Ann Carlton and husband Patrick of Tallahassee, Florida, and Julie Ann Cox of Marietta, Georgia; and one great grandchild, Cole Christopher Perkins of Tallahassee, Florida. 

She was preceded in death by: her parents, her two husbands, her son William Coy Cox, her son-in-law Vance LaBounty, and two brothers: Millard Cullen Anderson and David Kenneth Anderson. 

A special thanks is extended to Thermon Whigham and Sara Harrell for their neighborly good deeds and assistance, which was much appreciated by Mrs. Hartley.

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Reta Mae Bacon

May 18, 1926 – April 29, 2015 

Memorial services for Reta Mae Bacon, 88, of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 4, 2015, at Faith Christian Center, 1548 Georgia Highway 188, Cairo, GA.  Rev. DJ Standifer will officiate.  Mrs. Bacon passed away at Grady General Hospital in Cairo, GA on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. 

Mrs. Bacon was born on May 18, 1926, in Flint, MI, to the late Comodore D. Wren and Nellie Veatch Wren.  She married Charles Howard Bacon, who preceded her in death on February 4, 2003.  She retired from the General Motors Corporation.  She was of the Methodist faith. 

Survivors include: daughter, Denise Bacon of Cairo, GA; son, Bob Bacon (Billie) of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Charles Bacon of Cairo, GA; Robert H. Moore (Penny) of Columbus, GA, Kristen Wofford (Al) of Reno, NV; great-grandchildren, Amber Bentley of Havana, FL, Charlie Moore of Columbus, GA, Tyler Moore of Columbus, GA.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

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Clara Nell Cooper Howell

November 22, 1937 – April 27, 2015 

Funeral services for Clara Nell Cooper Howell, 77, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Eastside Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Steve Wooten will officiate.  Services will conclude at the church.  Private interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Ms. Howell passed away at PruittHealth Magnolia Manor in Moultrie, GA, on Monday, April 27, 2015. 

Ms. Howell was born on November 22, 1937, in Meigs, GA, to the late Mahlon P. Cooper and Mary Mila Brooks Cooper.  She retired from the banking and telecommunications industries having worked with Bell South, AT&T, and the Bank of America.  Ms. Howell was a loving grandmother adored by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Cairo.     

Survivors include: son, Kenneth M. Howell of Oxford, GA; grandchildren, Jessica Howell-Edwards (Tyson) of Decatur, GA, Travis M. Howell of Oxford, GA; great-grandchildren, Malia Wright Edwards and Clara Elizabeth Edwards, both of Decatur, GA; sister, Kathryn Conley of Arcadia, CA; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.  

She was preceded in death by: parents; son, Anthony Lee Howell; sisters, Alma Reynolds, Thelma Parks, Margie Clayton, Irma C. Reynolds; brothers, B. E. Cooper, Merle Cooper, Felton Cooper, and Charles Cooper. 

Memorials may be made in Ms. Howell's memory to: Eastside Baptist Church, P. O. Box 749, Cairo, GA  39828.     

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Friday, May 1, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Glenda Lucille Sadler

February 17, 1955 – April 26, 2015 

Glenda Lucille Sadler, 60, of Tallahassee, FL, passed away at her home in Tallahassee, FL, on Sunday, April 26, 2015.  No services are planned at this time.  

Mrs. Sadler was born on February 17, 1955, in Rome, GA, to the late Bill Teems and Irene Allen Teems.  On June 24, 1977, she married Wendell Sadler, who survives.  She was a homemaker.  Her favorite hobby was watching scary and drama movies.  She loved to watch her favorite daytime soaps every day.  She loved being with her family and grandchildren.           

Survivors include: husband, Wendell Sadler of Tallahassee, FL; daughters, April Jimenez (Arnulfo) of Tallahassee, FL, Karen Boylston (Kadens) of Tennessee; grandchildren, Kayiland Jimenez, Gage Teams, Emillie Orozco, Megan Vickers; brother, Eddie Teams (Nina) of Cairo, GA; sisters, Cathy Groves of Cairo, GA, Joanne Teams of Cairo, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.    

She was preceded in death by: parents; grandson, Kevin Jimenez; brother, Howard Teams; and sister, Brenda Sadler.   

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Wh Muggridge

May 28, 1908 – April 23, 2015 

Funeral services for Wh Muggridge, 106, of Macon, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Dr. Ron McCaskill, Chaplain Mike Ketchum and Dr. Joe Allen will officiate.  Services will conclude in the Chapel.  Private interment will be in the Cairo Cemetery.  Mr. Muggridge passed away at Pine Point Hospice in Macon, GA, on Thursday, April 23, 2015. 

Mr. Muggridge was born on May 28, 1908, in Cairo, GA, to the late Charles Reiser Muggridge and Eula Lewis Muggridge.  On October 30, 1932, he married Mary Ponder Muggridge, who preceded him in death on June 23, 2008.  Mr. Muggridge received his masters degree from the University of Georgia.  He retired after 43 years of service as a teacher, administrator and superintendent with the Grady County Board of Education.  He was a Boy Scout Master, Sunday School teacher, gardener and fisherman.  He was a member of the GEA Retired Teachers Association and of the First Baptist Church in Cairo.   

Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Jack Hutcheson of Macon, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Evelyn Muggridge of Brunswick, GA; grandchildren, Lance Hutcheson (Audrey) of Bolingbroke, GA, Myra H. Boyd of Bolingbroke, GA and Bob Muggridge (Amy) of Brunswick, GA; great-grandchildren, Jay Hutcheson of Macon, GA, Holly Hutcheson of Atlanta, GA, April Boyd of Forsyth, GA, Ethan Boyd in the US Air Force, Chandler Muggridge of Brunswick, GA, Ansley Muggridge of Brunswick GA; great-great-grandson, Jason Howard of Forsyth, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.    

He was preceded in death by: parents; wife; sisters, Mary McDuffie, Merle Moore, Joyce Pickens; brothers, Ralph Muggridge, Elmer Muggridge, Bill Muggridge, and Harry Muggridge.      

Memorials may be made in Mr. Muggridge's memory to: First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1538, Cairo, GA 39828; or a charity of your choice.  

Mr. Muggridge’s children wish to make a special acknowledgement of thanks and appreciation to the staff and management of John Wesley Villas in Macon for their help, care, and overall friendliness to our father while he was a resident.  The doctors and nurses at Med-Center of Central Georgia Hospital and Pine Pointe Hospice are also included in our thanks and appreciation.     

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

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Joyce Elizabeth “Beth” Clark

May 7, 1979 – April 23, 2015 

Funeral services for Joyce Elizabeth “Beth” Clark, 35, of Cairo, GA, are at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Gordon Heights Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Al Sessions and Rev. Paul Medley will officiate.  Services will conclude at the church. Private interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Clark passed away at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, GA, on Thursday, April 23, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Freeman, Adam Clark, Jeremy Clark, Brian Golden, Rusty Ivie and CJ Clark. 

Mrs. Clark was born on May 7, 1979, in Tallahassee, FL, to William C. “Billy” Poppell and Traci Joyce Ivie Poppell.  On Feb. 14, 2008, she married Jimmy Lewis Clark, who survives.  She was an administrative assistant with Monrovia Growers, Inc.  She was a member of Gordon Heights Baptist Church in Cairo, GA.        

Survivors include: husband, Jimmy Lewis Clark of Cairo, GA;  daughters, Allie Clark, Ashlyn Clark, Kayla Clark, all of Cairo, GA; parents, Billy and Traci Poppell of Bainbridge, GA; brother, Chris Poppell of Bainbridge, GA; grandmother, Joyce Lee of Havana, FL; mother-in-law, Elizabeth “Beth” Clark of Cairo, GA; a host of aunts, uncles, and extended family.    

She was preceded in death by: her grandparents, Milton and Beth Poppell, and Lellon Lee.      

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Beth Clark's memory to: Jimmy Clark’s Fund, c/o of Gordon Heights Baptist Church, 1351 5th  Street SE, Cairo, GA 39828; or to GoFundMe.         

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

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Claudia Joy Teare

January 31, 1934 – April 23, 2015 

Funeral services for Claudia Joy Teare, 81, of Cairo, GA, are at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Cairo, GA.  Elder Charlie Butler will officiate.  Services will conclude at the church.  Private interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Teare passed away at her home in Cairo, GA, on Thursday, April 23, 2015. 

Active pallbearers will be: Gary Boynton, Rob Boynton, Tyler Boynton, Brody Teare and Daniel Teare. 

Mrs. Teare was born on January 31, 1934 in Asotin, WA, to the late Claude Patterson and Joy Rimel Patterson.  She has been married for over 60 years to Iwan D. Teare, who survives.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cairo.  

Survivors include: husband, Iwan D. Teare of Cairo, GA; daughter, Kelly Hall of Thomasville, GA; son, Steven Teare (Terrie) of Palouse, ID, Bradley Teare (Deb) of Providence, UT, Kurtis Teare of Iowa; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Elaine Dunn (Al) of Washington, Cheryol Holder (Ted) of Genesee, ID; and a host of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents. 

The family will receive friends at the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral hour.

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Lee Anna Powell

November 12, 1948 – April 20, 2015 

Lee Anna Powell, 66, of Cairo, GA, passed away at her home in Cairo, GA, on Monday, April 20, 2015.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Memorial service arrangements will be announced at a later time. 

Ms. Powell was born on November 12, 1948, in Rome, NY, to the late Clarence Elred and Beulah Rolfe Elred.  She retired from Monrovia Growers, Inc. in Cairo.  She was of the Christian Faith.    

Survivors include: a son, Kevin Powell of Milledgeville, GA; and a host of extended family members.    

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Eason Anthony Davis

March 31, 1922April 19, 2015 

Funeral services for Eason A. Davis, 93, of Cairo, GA, will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Tired Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Whigham, GA.  Elder Thad Marshall will officiate.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  Mr. Davis passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the Georgia War Veterans Home in Milledgeville, GA. 

Mr. Davis was born on March 31, 1922, in Bullock County, GA, to the late W. Marvin Davis and Ida Thigpen Davis.  A World War II Veteran, he served in the U.S. Army as an automotive repairman from 1942-1946.  The majority of his service was in the Pacific Theater where he saw action during the Battle of Luzon and the Liberation of the Philippines.  He owned an extensive war memorabilia collection, and many of his items are currently at the Grady County Museum and History Center.  Shortly after discharge from the Army, Mr. Davis met Sarah Maxwell, his wife of 39 years.  They married on August 10, 1947.  She preceded him in death on February 17, 1987.  Mr. Davis was a well-known and beloved business owner in Cairo and worked as an auto mechanic for over 40 years. He was a devoted member of Tired Creek Primitive Baptist Church. 

Survivors include: his two daughters, Elinor D. Hasty of Winder, GA and Cynthia D. Olsen (Douglas) of Loganville, GA; five grandchildren, J. Eric Hasty (Becky) of Statham, GA, C. Wade Hasty of Columbia, SC, Joseph I. Hasty of Monroe, GA, Jesse E. Olsen (Miho) of Melbourne, Australia, and Mary R. Olsen of Decatur, GA; six great-grandchildren, C. Quinn Brice Hasty and Conan F. Brice Hasty, both of Statham, GA, Claire E. Hasty of Columbia, SC, and Emma K. Olsen, Aki K. Olsen and Asa K. Olsen, all of Melbourne, Australia; and niece, Paulette D. Mainwood of Tallahassee, FL. 

Mr. Davis is preceded in death by his parents, wife, sister, Monteen D. Hawthorne, and brother, Paul J. Davis. 

Memorials may be made to Tired Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Winburn Knight, 851 Open Pond Road, Whigham, GA 39897. 

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 21 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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