Obituaries

Harry Bryan White

     Mr. Harry B. White, 75, of 527 Old Lucile Rd., Blakely, Ga. 39823, died Sunday evening, Feb. 15, 2015 at his residence. His funeral will be held Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 at 11 AM in the White Plains Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Sterling Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the White Plains Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Benny Chandler, Johnny Knighton, Bobby Glover, Ricky Johnson, Jerry Tiner, Dallas Brown, Bill Evans and Jeff Herndon. The family will receive friends for visitation at Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home Tuesday evening, Feb. 17, 2015, from 6 until 8 PM.

     Harry was born July 21, 1939 in Blakely, Ga. to the late Simeon Alphonso White and Marie Lindsey White. He was a member of the White Plains Freewill Baptist Church and retired as a mechanic after 40 years of work for Georgia Pacific Paper Mill.

      His survivors include his wife: Judie Laseter White of Blakely, Ga., 3 sons: Harry B. White, Jr. and his wife Heather of Crestview, FL, Jonathan L. White and his wife Michelle and Danny W. White and his wife Dee all of Blakely, Ga. He has one sister: Virginia W. Torrance and her husband Michael and 2 brothers: Herman Hoyle White and his wife Myra, Warren White, sister-in-law, Sue White, all of Blakely, Ga. There are also 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. 

Charles Wyatt Fetner

     Mr. Charles Wyatt “C. W.” Fetner, 89, of 20342 Hwy 39 S., Blakely, Ga., died early Saturday afternoon, Feb. 14, 2015 at his residence. His funeral will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Blakely at 2 PM, Monday, Feb. 16, 2014. Burial will follow in the Centerville United Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. Dwight Bishop will be officiating. The family will receive friends in the church social hall from 1-2 PM Monday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the first United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 265, Blakely, Ga. 39823.

     Active pallbearers are: Chad Dunn, Jay Winkler, Lenn Fetner, Joseph Fetner, John Fetner, Wesley Fetner and Noah Fetner. Honorary pallbearers are the Methodist Men’s Sunday School Class and great grandsons, Will, Austin and Andrew Winkler.

     Mr. Fetner was born March 18, 1925 in Roanoke, AL to the late Joseph Bryan Fetner and Irene Heflin Fetner. He was retired as a Woodyard Foreman for Georgia Pacific Paper Mill. He was a U. S. Marine Veteran having served in WWII, a member of the First United Methodist Church and earlier in his career, he was a policeman  in Roanoke, Al. and a deputy sheriff in Warm Springs, Ga. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Ella Mae Kent and a brother Handley Fetner.

     His survivors include his wife: Lavada Bennett Fetner, a daughter, Donna F. Scarborough and husband Johnny and a son, Charles Joseph Fetner and his wife Suzanne, all of Blakely, Ga. He has 2 sisters: Martha Baba of Cleveland, AL and Rena Jo Cummings of Birmingham, AL; 2 brothers: Robert Klein Fetner and his wife Brenda of Roanoke, AL and Gwinn Stell Fetner of Plano, TX and a sister-in-law, Jimmie Fetner of Oxford, AL. There are 7 grandchildren: Lenn Fetner of Newnan, GA, Wesley Fetner and Nicole of Calhoun, GA, Joseph Fetner of Chattanooga, TN, John Fetner of Athens, GA, Noah Fetner of Blakely, GA, Margaret S. Winkler and Jay of Blakely, GA and Dana Dunn and Chad of Arlington, GA and there are 5 great grandchildren: Tori Dunn, Hadessah Fetner, Will, Austin and Andrew Winkler.

Sharon Dixon Hilton

Sharon Dixon Hilton, 67, passed away today, February 11, 2015 at her mother’s residence in Morgan, Ga. A Memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 at 2 PM in the Morgan Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Holdorf and Mr. Paul Wigley officiating.

Mrs. Hilton was born in Blackshear, Ga. June 13, 1947 to Mrs. Vinella Boyett Dixon of Morgan,, Ga. and the late Dewey Archie Dixon Sr. She was a member of the Morgan Baptist Church was retired from the Calhoun County Extension Service as a 4-H Program Assistant. Other than her father she was preceded in death by a brother; Dewey Dixon, Jr.

Mrs. Hilton is survived by her husband; Wilbur Hilton of Edison, Ga. 3 Sons; Dustin Hilton of Edison, Josh and Brandi Hilton of Edison and Jonah and Ashley  Hilton of Albany, Ga.,  a brother; Donnie and Kathy Dixon of Leesburg, Ga. and by 2 grandchildren; Kade Hilton and Braylin Hilton. Sharon also left behind best friends, Brenda Brown Pope and Judy Foreman and special friends, Trish Jones and Sadie Sills.

Wayne Jerome Tiner

201502111023_0001     Mr. Wayne Jerome Tiner, 73, of 319 Ruth Circle, Cowarts, Al. 36321, died early Tuesday afternoon, February 10, 2015, at his residence. The funeral will be held Friday, February 13, 2015 at 2 PM EST in the Chapel of Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home with burial to follow in the  Pine Lawn Gardens Cemetery. Rev. Scottie Hatcher will be officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday evening at the funeral home from 7 until 9 PM EST. Pallbearers will be Jim Jackson, Jimmy Jackson, Jason Jackson, Kenneth Tiner, Jerry Tiner and Steve Tiner.

Wayne was born November 25, 1941 in Colquitt, Ga. to the late James Keaton Tiner and Mittie Johnson Tiner. He was retired from Georgia Pacific Paper Mill after many years as a Power House Operator. He was a U. S. Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War and was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Cowarts. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Lynn Tiner and a brother, James Walter Tiner, Sr.

His survivors include his wife Janice “Jan” Gruber Tiner of Cowarts, Al., a daughter, Lisa Jackson and Jim also of Cowarts; 2 step-daughters: Cheryl Parrish of Taylor, Al. and Tracy Schmidt of Dothan, Al. and a step-son: David Rose and Gina of Marietta, Ga. He has 3 brothers: Kenneth Tiner and Linda and Jerry Tiner and Sheila, all of Blakely, Ga.,  Steve Tiner and Pam of Shreveport, La. and a sister-in-law, Mary Tiner of Bossier City, La. There are also seven grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Dorothy “Dot” Woolf Knight

     Dorothy “Dot” Woolf Knight, 85 of 907 Bay St., Blakely, Ga., died early Friday morning at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early. Funeral  service will be held on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 2 PM in the First Baptist Church with Rev. Keith  Alderman officiating. Burial will follow in the Blakely Cemetery.   Serving as Active pallbearers will be Benny Chandler, Bill Ducati,  Gordon Freeman, Rocky Freeman, Trey Woolf, Randy Cooper, Jeff Easom and Edd Easom. Honorary pallbearers will be Ann Boyd, Marcile Clarke, Pam Cleveland, Patricia Cleveland, Duane Davis, Gayle Harper, Barbara Hodges, Debra McLendon, Janis Megahee, Mary Sheffield and the late Leta Thompson.  The  family will receive friends in the Social Hall of First Baptist Church from 1:30 until 2 PM on Sunday.

     Mrs. Knight was born January 12, 1930 in Blakely, Ga. to the late Harvey Elder Woolf Sr. and Blanche Chandler Woolf. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and retired from the Elementary School as a Librarian  Para Professional. Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her husband; Ray Victor Knight Sr. and  a sister and brother-In-Law: Vereene and Robert Freeman and a brother Harvey Elder Woolf Jr.

     Mrs. Knight is survived by a daughter Deedie and husband Robert Nolen of Blakely and by 3 sons: Vic Knight of Woodstock, Ga., Kenneth and wife Jeana of Leesburg, Ga. and Kevin and wife Denise Knight of Panama City, Fl. A sister-In-Law : Paula Woolf of Blakely. 8 Grandchildren: Hannah & husband Jacob Carr of Dothan, Al, Victoria Nolen of Blakely, Lacy Knight of Birmingham , Al., Daniel Knight,  Adam Knight and Kaleb Purswell  of Panama City, Fl; Hayley Knight of Blakely and Heather Knight of Leesburg, Ga.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church at P.O. Box 667 Blakely, Ga. 39823

Melvin Chandler, Jr.

   Melvin Chandler, Jr., age 63, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2015 in Orlando, Fl. at the Hospice of the Comforter.  The family will have a visitation at Liberty Assembly of God Church on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 starting at 11 AM in the Church Sanctuary. There will be a graveside service at 1 PM in the church cemetery with Rev. Jay Reppert officiating. He was a member of the Hilton United Methodist Church. Pallbearers will be Melvin Chandler, III, David Hall, Dwight Chandler, Tony Knighton, Tim Forman and Robert Driggers.

   Melvin was born Dec. 23, 1951 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. to the late Melvin Chandler, Sr. and Frances Elaine Garrett Chandler. He was a retired cook for The Log Cabin Restaurant.

His survivors include a son; Melvin Chandler, III of Orlando, Fl.;  a daughter: Stacey Hall of Blakely, Ga.; 3 sisters: Mary Scalf and husband Jim of Mount Verde, FL,  Beverly Bonner of Dothan, Al. and Alice Driggers and husband Joe of Orlando.; a brother: Dwight Chandler and Merine of Orlando. 4 Grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

This is a courtesy listing for DeGuspie Funeral Home of Orlando, Fl., who is in charge of arrangements.

James Ellis “Jimmy” Dykes

     Mr. James Ellis “Jimmy” Dykes, 74, of 2204 Three Notch Rd., Blakely, Ga., died early Monday morning, January 26, 2015 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Al. His funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 PM EST, Jan. 29, 2015 in the Chapel of Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home in Blakely, Ga. with Rev. Dwight Bishop and Rev. Jay Reppert officiating. Burial will follow in the Blakely Cemetery with Rev. Bishop officiating and Rev. James Scarborough having the closing prayer. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening, Jan. 28, 2015, from 6 until 8 PM EST. Active Pallbearers will be Tim Segers, Mike Segers, Glenn Johnson, Chad Chapman, Matt Darley and Gary Pritchett. Honorary Pallbearers will be Georgia Pacific Retirees.

    Mr. Dykes was born Jan. 30, 1940 in Skipperville, Al. to the late James Harold Dykes and Edna Norton Dykes. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Blakely but had also attended Centerville United Methodist Church. He was retired from Georgia Pacific Paper Mill in the Environmental Control Division and he was also a retired farmer.

     His survivors include his wife, Sandra Paul Dykes of Blakely, Ga.; a daughter, Julie D. Bridges and Neal of Cumming, Ga.; 2 sons, Jim Dykes and Jill and Jay Dykes and Heather, all of Dothan, Al. and a sister-in-law, Debbie Clarke and Brad of Donalsonville, Ga. There are also 8 grandchildren: Ellis, Sullivan and Boland Dykes of Dothan, Al.; Hayden, Tanner and Emerson Bridges of Cumming, Ga. and Jackson and Porter Dykes of Dothan, Al.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be sent to the A L S  Association, 1275 K Street NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20005  

Barney Joe Glass

Glass, Joe  2Barney Joe Glass, 76, a lifetime resident of Early County, passed away January 20, 2015 at his residence. Funeral service will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Blakely, GA with Rev. Keith Alderman and Mr. Wayne Tankersley officiating. Burial will follow in the Blakely Cemetery.

Mr. Glass was born in Blakely, GA, April 28, 1938 to the late Robert E. Glass and Ellene Driver Glass. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a retired co-owner of Glass Brothers Farm. He was a member of Magnolia Lodge #86, Blakely Chapter #282 Order of the Eastern Star, Hasan Temple of Albany, served on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Limousin Association, member of the Georgia Cattleman’s association and served in the National Guard.

Mr. Glass is survived by his wife Ellen Brownlee Glass; a son Jody Glass and wife Dana of Blakely and a daughter Glynis Glass McIntyre and husband Todd of LaQuinta, CA; 2 sisters: Mary Anne Glass Beasley and husband Larry of Orlando, FL, and Margie Glass Hicks of Cowarts, AL; 4 brothers: Billy Glass and wife Martha Ann of Blakely, Ray Glass and wife Vivian of Thomasville, GA, Earl Glass of Darlington, SC and Eddie Glass of Headland, AL; 5 Grandchildren: Christian McIntyre and Makenna McIntyre of LaQuinta, CA, and Jay Glass, Wade Glass and Libby Glass of Blakely.

The family will receive friends at the Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home, 21802 Lucille Rd., Blakely, GA, on Thursday night from 6-8 PM, and on Friday, between 12:30-1:30 PM, in the Social Hall of First Baptist Church of Blakely.

Pallbearers are Robby Glass, Bobby Glass, Chas Bridges, Brad Waller, Ted Waller, Michael Hicks, Emory Brownlee, Jr., and Joel Glass.

Honorary Pallbearers are Bobby Youngblood, Roger Hall, Johnny Allen, Brad Tankersley, Ed Harper, Mike Whitehead, Ed Gilbert, Tom Baxley, Ken Payton, Curtis Smith, Wayne Middleton, Tim Malsburger, Effie Bowman, David Still, Cannon Moseley, Tyner Cooper, Kevin Glass, Steve Singletary, Mike Kelly and John D. Sparrow.

Flowers will be accepted but if desired, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Blakely, PO Box 667, Blakely, GA 39823.

Ellene Driver Glass

Ellene Glass   Mrs. Ellene Driver Glass, 98, recently of Thomasville, Ga. and for most of her life, a Blakely resident, died at her son Ray’s home, Saturday morning, Jan. 17, 2015. Her funeral will be held Tuesday morning, Jan. 20, 2015 at 11 AM in the First Baptist Church of Blakely with Dr. Jackie Sammons and Rev. Keith Alderman officiating. Burial will follow in the Blakely Cemetery. The pallbearers will be her grandsons and great grandsons. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 8 PM at the funeral home.

   Mrs. Glass was born Oct. 8, 1916 in Blakely, Ga. to the late Henry Clay Driver, Sr. and Elizabeth “Libby” Horn Driver. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Blakely. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Robert E. Glass, 2 brothers: Arthur Dillard “Mutt” Driver and Henry Clay “Buck” Driver, Jr.; by a sister: Inez Driver Murkerson; a son-in-law: Dennis Hicks and  a grandson: Kenneth Ray “Keith” Bostwick, Jr.

   Her survivors include 2 daughters: Mary Anne Glass Beasley and Larry of Orlando, Fl. and  Margie Glass Hicks of Cowarts, Al. There are 5 sons: Billy Glass and Martha Ann and Joe Glass and Ellen, all of Blakely, Ray Glass and Vivien of Thomasville, Ga. , Earl Glass of Darlington, SC and Eddie Glass of Headland, Al. There are also 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren and numerous step-grand and great grandchildren.

Mary Jane Hutchins Timmons

Mary Jane Timmons   Mary Jane Timmons, 80, of 112 S. Woodlawn Dr., Blakely, Ga., died early Saturday morning, Jan. 17, 2015 at Phoebe-Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany, Ga. Her funeral will be Monday, January 19, 2015, at 2 PM in the First Baptist Church of Blakely with Dr. Alex Howell and Rev. Keith Alderman officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 PM until funeral time in the church Social Hall. Pallbearers will be Jay Bostwick, Russell McNeal, Michael McNeal, Johnny Dixon, Vic knight, Allen Pitts, Joel Williams and Billy Cannon.

Mrs. Timmons was born March 3, 1934 in Blakely, Georgia to the late Ralph Euclid Hutchins and Mary Lorraine Powell Hutchins. She attended Huntington College but graduated from the University of Georgia with her teacher’s degree. She taught school in Statesboro, Ga. for a few years and then taught for 30 years in the Early County School System. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Peter Early Chapter of the Daughters’ of the American Revolution, the Early County Retired Teachers and was a special member of a local Bridge Club. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Wooten “Tommy” Powell, Jr.

Her survivors include her daughter: Glynda P. Nix and husband Jerry of Blakely, Ga., and 2 special “Grandsons”, Brandon & Will Ellerbee of Sylvester, Ga. and  3 special friends and caregivers, Pam Temples, Carolyn Hayes and  Robin James of Blakely, Ga.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 667, Blakely, Ga. 39823