Thad Tiner died early Tuesday morning in Virginia unexpectedly. His funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Leila Claire “Tink” DuVall, 85, of 205 S. Turner St., Edison, Ga., died Tuesday morning, Dec. 10, 2013, as a result of an ambulance/fertilizer truck collision on Hwy 45, north of Damascus, Ga. Funeral service will be held on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 11 AM at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Edison. Burial will follow in the Salem Cemetery. Dr. Jim Starr and Rev. Matt DuVall officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday night from 6-8 PM at the Fellowship Baptist Church.
Serving as pallbearers will be Willis DuVall Jr., Howard DuVall, Glenn Clack, Tommy Strazi, Michael Hall and Roy Cheney.
Miss DuVall was born November 8, 1928 in Bainbridge, Ga. to the late Howard Roy DuVall and Ellen Culbreth DuVall. She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Edison, Ga. She was a former clerical worker for the old Editex Sewing Factory. She graduated with a BA degree from Bessie Tift College in Forsyth, Ga.
Her survivors include a brother, Willis A. DuVall and his wife Leona of Edison, Ga. and a sister, Martha Arnold of Turin, Ga. Other than her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Wallace DuVall and a sister Barbara Cheney. She has several nieces and nephews.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church at P.O. Box 116, Edison , Ga. 39846.
Hughie Eugene Wilkerson, 80, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2013 at his residence in Edison, Ga. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 3 PM in the New Light Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Rev. Jerry Hall and Rev. Melvin Moody officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6-8 PM.
Mr. Wilkerson was born June 9, 1933 in Morgan, Ga. to the late Hughie Earl Wilkerson and Ethel Hawke Wilkerson. He was a retired farmer and a member of the New Light Freewill Baptist Church. He also served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by a son Gregory Eugene Wilkerson.
Mr. Wilkerson is survived by his wife Lucy Lane Wilkerson; son Donnie and wife Decarlo Wilkerson of Edison; 2 daughters;Jeanie W. Martin and husband Steve of Edison, Jan W. Strickland and husband Mike of Edison. Daughter-In-Law: Kimra (Kim) Kleckley Wilkerson of Edison. 2 sisters; Geraldine Shippey of Edison and Sally and Lester Brown of Dawson, Ga. 10 Grandchildren: Jennifer Cox(Jason), Adam Wilkerson (Jessica), Don Wilkerson, Brittany Sampley (D.J.), Al Martin (Brittany), Brandon Wilkerson, Danielle Wilkerson, Blake Martin, Lane Strickland and Shane Strickland. 5 Great-Grandchildren: Jacey Cox, Jada Cox, Jessie Sampley, Caleb Martin and Abigail Martin.
Billy T. Davis, 74, of 19 Shingler Rd., Jakin, Ga., died Thursday afternoon, Dec. 5, 2013 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Al. His funeral will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at 3 PM in the First Freewill Baptist Church, Blakely, Ga. The family will receive friends in the Church’s Social Hall from 2 PM up until funeral time at 3 PM. Rev. Fred Hersey will be officiating the funeral service. Pallbearers will be Bo Driver, Charles Jenkins, Tyler Davis, Mac Davis, Charles English, Neal Evans, Steve Jones and Bob Davidson.
Billy was born August 30, 1939 in Colquitt, Ga. to the late Cecil Mock and Doris Davis Dykes. He received an A A degree from ABAC in Tifton, Georgia, was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Blakely and had retired as Assistant Manager of the then Steve’s Ace Hardware of Blakely, Ga.
His survivors include his wife: Joyce Jenkins Davis of Jakin, Ga., 3 sons: Timothy T. Davis & wife Melinda of Tecumseh, MI, Michael Todd Davis & wife Mary of Britton, MI and Keith Smith of Millbrook, Al. He has 2 daughters: Robbin McDougald of Lake Seminole, Ga. and Judy Lynn Savage & husband Don of Piney Flats, TN. He has a brother: Gene Mock and wife Paula of Colquitt, Ga. and 2 sisters; Jessie Lou Swanner & husband Don of Colquitt, Ga. and Judy Brinson and husband David of Bainbridge, Ga. There are 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
BECAUSE OF THE RAINY CONDITIONS, LESTER GLASS’S FUNERAL WILL BE HELD AT THE FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL AT 11 AM INSTEAD OF GRAVESIDE.
Lester Brezzel Glass, age 61, of 6432 Three Notch Rd., Blakely, Ga., died Saturday morning, Nov. 23, 2013 at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Dothan, Al. His funeral will be a graveside service, Tuesday morning, Nov. 26, 2013 at 11 AM in the Flat Creek Cemetery with Rev. Sterling Jones officiating.
Lester was born November 13, 1952 to the late James Edward Glass and Ruby Downey Glass. He was a farm worker, having last worked for the Chapman Farms. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Harper Glass and 3 brothers: John, Bob and James Glass.
His survivors include a son, Scotty Glass and his wife Kayla of Newton, Ga. and brother, Harvey Wayne Glass of N. Ft. Myers, Fl.
Mrs. Judy Brockman, 65 of Edison, Ga., died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 at the Lillian Carter Health & Rehab Center in Plains, Ga. Her funeral will be a graveside service Thursday afternoon, November 21, 2013, at 3 PM in the Salem Cemetery, Edison, Ga. with Rev. Keith Gaines officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6:30 until 8:30.
Mrs. Brockman was born on July 18, 1948 on the USS Repose, a naval ship, off the coast of Tsingtao Province, China. Her parents are the late Hubert Gordon Godbee and Vallie Virginia Shenk Godbee. She was a member of the Edison Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Mrs. Brockman is survived by her husband, John Albert Brockman of Edison, Ga.; a daughter, Lisa Beebe and her husband Laddie of Hayesville, Kansas; 2 sisters: Doris Gormley of Edison, Ga. and Patricia Dunham of Albany, Ga.; a brother: Junior Shenk of Albany, Ga. and 2 grandchildren, Michael Beebe and Krista Beebe and 3 great grandchildren.
Lillie Brackin Evans, 87, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Al. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 11 AM in the chapel of Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Odom officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery in the Springfield community. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6-8 PM.
Serving as pallbearers will be Johnny L. Evans Jr., Eric Evans, John Oscar Evans IV (Chip), Robbie Gaultney, Shelton Griffin and Eli Hicks.
Mrs. Evans was born November 27, 1925 in Red Level, Al. to the late Pue Lester Brackin and Chloe Josee Sheffield Brackin . She was a housewife and a member of the Springfield Baptist Church. Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her husband John Oscar (J.O.) Evans Jr. ; 2 brothers; Lester Ray Brackin and Raymond Howard Brackin also by a grandson; Christopher Shelton Griffin.
Mrs. Evans is survived by 3 daughters: Sue Evans Griffin & husband Ken of Crawfordville, Fl., Chloe Evans Holloway & husband Bobby of Blakely and Karen Lynn Evans Hicks of Blakely; 3 sons: Johnny Evans & wife Peggy of Bonaire, Ga., John Oscar Evans III & wife Betty of Plains, Ga. and William Michael (Mike) Evans & wife Marie of Chatsworth, Ga.; 3 brothers: Charlie Brackin & wife Irene of Collinsville, Al., Thomas Ladon Brackin & wife Sonya of Middlesex, N.C. and James Martin Brackin & wife Samantha of Bainbridge, Ga.; 3 sisters; Inez Glass & late husband Hoke of Inverness, Fl., Lunette Love & late husband Junior of Blakely and Peggy Dunning and late husband Steve of Jakin.; Sister-In-Law: Maenette Brackin of Iron City, 10 Grandchildren and 8 Great-Grandchildren.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethel Cemetery Fund in care of Springfield Baptist Church.
Dennis Lamar Waller, Jr., 74, of 6341 Wade Rd., Blakely, died Thursday night, Nov. 7, 2013 at his residence. A graveside service will be held in the Blakely Cemetery Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 at 2 PM. Rev. Sterling Jones will be officiating the service followed by Taps and a flag folding ceremony, followed by Masonic Rites administered by Olin Thompson. The family will receive friends Sunday night at the funeral home from 6 until 8 PM.
Dennis was born in Blakely, Ga. on October 18, 1939 to the late Dennis Lamar Waller, Sr. and Mary Frances Kent Waller. He graduated from Damascus High School in 1957 and moved to Detroit to pursue his dream of becoming an airline pilot which he achieved in 1961. After his training was complete, he moved to California to become the youngest Captain with Zantop Air Transport and later Pacific Southwest Airlines, who later merged with U. S. Air. He served in the U. S. Army for 2 years during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Fitzgerald Post # 11 and the Masonic Lodge # 86 in Blakely, Ga. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Blakely. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Marlene Waller Chapman.
His survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth Smullen Waller of Blakely, a daughter, Stacey Martinez and her husband Francisco of Pasadena, CA , a brother, Joe Waller and his wife Faye of Columbus, Ga., a brother -in-law, W. L. Chapman of Blakely and by 2 grandchildren, John and Lindsey Martinez of Pasadena.
Death leaves a heartache difficult to heal. The Coffin will be draped with the American Flag so mote it be.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Gentiva Hospice, 432 E. Shotwell St., Bainbridge, Ga. 39819.
Johnny Savoy White, 78, of Albany, Ga. passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at the Willson Hospice House in Albany, Ga. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 1 PM in the Sardis Cemetery in Blakely, Ga. Rev. Bobby Joe Brown officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 PM Friday night.
Mr. White was born October 31, 1934 to the late Clyde White and Jennie White White. He was a Retired Self Employed Painter and a member of the Bridgboro Baptist Church. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by a son; Ricky Savory White ; 3 brothers; Charles, Ted and Fred White also by a sister; Vivian White.
Mr. White is survived by his wife Gladys Claudia White White of Albany; 2 daughters; Mary White Daniels and husband Larry of Bridgeboro, Ga.; Sue White Burchett and husband Mark of Albany, Ga.; 3 sons, Johnny Frank White of Cuthbert, Ga., Paul Sanders White and wife Tammy of Albany, Ga. and Warren Clyde White and wife Lynn of Albany, Ga. 1 Brother; James Earl White of Columbus, Ga. 3 sisters; Jennie Lou Rolison of Sylvester, Ga., Eunice Perrine of Morgan, Ga. and Dorothy Hilton of Blakely, Ga., 23 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Billy Currie, 86, of 242 Lakeside Dr., Arlington, Ga., died early Wednesday morning, Oct. 30, 2013, at his residence. His funeral will be a graveside service in the Oak Grove Cemetery on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at 11 AM with Rev. Scott Murphy and Rev. Debbie Cone officiating. In case of hard rain showers, the service may possibly be moved to the Arlington United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 9 AM until 10:45 Am at the Arlington United Methodist Church Friday morning.
Mr. Currie was born Nov. 29, 1926 in Leary, Georgia to the late Daniel McIntyre Currie and Virgie Griffin Currie. He was a member of the Arlington United Methodist Church, was retired as a former manager of the Arlington Oil Mill and was a former professional baseball player, having played with several major league teams including the Atlanta Crackers and the Washington Senators.
His survivors include his wife: Dorothy “Dot” Garrett Currie of Arlington, Ga., a brother- in- law Wilton Otis Garrett and his wife Rebecca of Jonesboro, Ga. and a sister-in-law, Martha Ann Long and her husband Thomas Jerry Long of Albany, Ga. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Currie Strickland.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Flint River Hospice at 402 N. West St. Bainbridge, Ga. 39817.