Sybil Lavada Kirkland Busby Parlor

Sybil Lavada Kirkland Busby Parlor, 68, passed away July 28, 2016 at Miller County Hospital, Colquitt, GA.  Funeral Service will be held at Sowhatchee Baptist Church, Blakely, GA,  Monday, August 1, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Hubert Smith officiating.  Burial will be follow at Oak View Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Sunday, July 31, 2016, 4 -6 p.m. at Manry Jordan Hodges Funeral Home, Blakely, GA.

Sybil was born May 4, 1948 in Donalsonville, GA to the late Leamon Brant(BL) Kirkland and Vera Pauline Jones Kirkland.  She was a member of Sowhatchee Baptist Church and retired from Birdsong Peanut Company. Other than her parents she was preceded in death by a son Randall Carl Temples.

She is survived by a Granddaughter, Britney and Josh Shellhouse of Colquitt, GA., a Grandson, Anthony (wife Mary Jo) McMullen of Blakely, and two Great Grandchildren,

Landon Shellhouse and Bruner McMullen.  She is also survived by two sisters, Joyce and (husband Greg) of Bainbridge, and Cathy and (husband Buddy) Drawey of Baxley, GA. Two brothers, Donnie and (wife Ann) Kirland of Cataula, GA. and Stan and( wife Sandra) Kirkland of Sylvester, GA.   







Patricia Marie (Patsy) Cannon Wiley

Patsy Wiley
Patricia Marie (Patsy) Cannon Wiley, 81, passed away July 25, 2016 at Augusta, GA. Funeral Service will be held at Zion Freewill Baptist Church, Blakely, GA, Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 11 a.m. with Rev. William Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Sowhatchee Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be; Steve Ellis, Johnny Still, Ronnie Willis, James Weaver, Will Wiley, grandson and Phillip Wiley, grandson She was  born July 11, 1935 in Blakely to the late Calvin Coolidge Cannon and Myrtle Knight Cannon.  She was a member of Zion Free Will Baptist Church and was a retired medical office manager for Dr. Eugene Giles and Dr. Lowell Justice.  Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her husband William Millard (Billy) Wiley, and son Thomas (Buddy) Wiley, Sr.; and also by a brother and sister,  C. C. Cannon, Jr and Mary Jean Thomas.   She is survived by a daughter,  Tammy Wiley, Augusta, GA and son, Dr. Larry Wiley (Ellen),Valdosta, GA and daughter-in-law, July Wiley. Grandchildren 7;  Phillip Wiley (wife, Amy), Will Wiley (wife, Tara), Lisa McMillan (husband Nick), Morgan Hilliard (husband, Jeff), Tamra Bauldree (husband Ross), Samantha Hendricks, and Kimberly Brown.  and 21 Great-Grandchildren

Mary Belle Taunton Reese

     Mary Belle Reese, 62, passed away, Sunday, July 24, 2016, at Archbold Hospital in Thomasville, Ga.. She was born in Savannah, Ga on Dec. 19, 1953 to Wayne H. and Dorothy Taunton. The family moved to Blakely, GA in 1963. She graduated from Early County High School in 1972 and attended Middle Georgia College and Georgia Southwestern. She went to work at Great Southern Paper Mill upon completion of her schooling.

In 1973, she married Eldridge C. Reese, Jr. (Eddie) and they shared a long, loving relationship that blessed then with four fantastic children: Sunshine, Sabra, Summer and Cooper and six Grandchildren: Troy, Kate, Reese, Abel, Kelsey and Madaline.

Mary Belle or MB as known by her friends and family was known to have a remarkable sense of humor and a way with words that would sometimes amaze everyone. For those that knew her got to experience what came to be known as “MBisms”; a couple of examples are: “I may not remember but I don’t forget.” On giving directions, she was know to say “oh, that is just a little East of West of here”. She also had unique names for everyday items an example of that was eggs were called “naked chickens”.

    I don’t believe there has ever been anyone that had anything negative to say about this Lady, terms like nice, sweet, kind and above all giving. She never met anyone that she couldn’t find something positive to say about them, she loved everyone and life. I do believe she had a positive effect on and with every person she knew or met.

She was preceded in death by her Mother, Dorothy Taunton and her brother Cam Taunton. She is survived by her husband Eddie, who loved her as much or more that he did when they took their vows forty plus years ago and often referred to her as “his trophy wife.” Her children are Sunshine and Graham Maddox of Hampton, Ga, Sabra and Paul Duchtaua of W. Bloomfield, MI, Summer Reese of Hentown, GA and Cooper and Jennifer Reese of Blakely, GA. Her father is Wayne H. Taunton and his wife Sandra of Port St. Joe, FL; a brother, Taft and Christy Taunton of Port St. Joe, FL;  a sister-in-love, Ellen Huckaby of Hentown, GA that was her true sister in every respect; two nieces, Melanie and Monty McGougin of Brewton, AL and Laura and John Pratt of Blakely, Ga; a nephew Finley Taunton of Port St. Joe, FL and numerous cousins.

Visitation and a memorial service will be at Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 6 PM for visitation and 7 PM for the Memorial Service with Mr. Danny Brewer officiating. She will be buried at George Cemetery at a future date that allows all of her family to be present. In lieu of flowers, the family asks anyone who desires to make a donation to the National Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Organization @ in her name.

Eloise Cherry Nobles

     Eloise Cherry Nobles, 84, of 11740 Columbia Rd., Blakely, Ga., died Friday afternoon at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Her funeral will be held Monday, July 18, 2016 at 2 PM in the First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Jerry Murkerson officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation from 1 PM until funeral time at 2 PM in the church. Burial will follow in the Blakely Cemetery. Pallbearers will be added later.

Mrs. Nobles was born on November 5, 1931 in Slocomb, AL to the late Johnny Cherry and Ellie Thomas Cherry. She was a homemaker and had attended the First Assembly of God Church. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert (Buck) Nobles, a son, Robert Nobles, Jr. and a daughter, Janice Rebecca Nobles.

Eloise is survived by 2 daughters: Elaine Nobles Cable of Blakely, GA and Gail Griffin and David of Blakely. She has 4 sisters: Elizabeth Ezell and Bridges of Ft. Gaines, GA, Linda Ivey of Pine Mountain, GA, Evelyn Cherry Mulkey and Ronnie and Gloria Love and William, all of Blakely, Ga. She has 2 brothers: Johnny Mack Cherry and Merle of Florida and Earl “Hammie” Cherry of Blakely, Ga. 3 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren also survive.



Walter Eugene (Salt) Monfort, 93, of Arlington, GA, passed away early Wednesday morning, July 13, 2016. His funeral will be held Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 2:30 PM in the Arlington Baptist Church with Dr. Gary Hadden officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation at the Church from 1:30 PM until funeral time at 2:30.

Mr. Monfort was born in Arlington, GA on Jan. 9, 1923 to the late Wiley M. Monfort and Alice Mae Johnson Monfort. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Arlington Baptist Church. Mr .Salt, as most knew him, was an active member of his community. He was a Deacon and taught Sunday School Classes at the Church for many years. He loved God, his family, fishing, hunting, raising hunting dogs, baseball (The Braves), and watching funny videos on TV. He exemplified the southern gentleman; whistling rather than swearing if he was upset for example. He always had a story or a joke to tell. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of the Korean conflict. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Pearl White Monfort, his daughter, Barbara Ann Monfort Blake, a brother, Alex Monfort and 2 sisters: Annie Kathren Betton and Lucille Raulerson.

His survivors include 2 granddaughters: Camille B. Kaserman and Joshua of Lexington, KY, Kathryn E.B. Skidmore & Daniel of Upper Marlboro, MD, a grandson, Dillard Robert (Bob) Eugene Blake and Julia Ann Schonberg of Aurora, CO. Salt also had many nieces and nephews.


Temples, Carolyn- July 2016Carolyn Adams Temples, 80, of Blakely, Georgia passed away Saturday evening, July 9, 2016 at her residence. Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at 2 PM, in the Bethel Baptist Church with visitation at the church from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm. Burial will follow the service in the Bethel Cemetery. Reverend Garrett Davis, her Grandson-in-Law, will be officiating.

Mrs. Temples was born on March 6, 1936 in Edison, Georgia to the late Charlie Martin Adams and Ora Lee Todd Adams. She was a member of the former Mt. Ararat Baptist Church. She was known for sharing her deep faith and taught Sunday School classes and Vacation Bible School for several Baptist churches that she had attended during her life. An avid flower gardener, her yard and home were filled with many beautiful varieties of flowers and plants. Her love of nature and the outdoors was captured in many of her paintings as she was an accomplished artist. She was a devoted mother to her daughters and loved being a grandmother and great grandmother.

She is survived by her daughters: Pam Coates and Richard of Ft. Gaines, GA, Angie O’Shea and Tim of Marietta, GA and Robin Mitchell and Jeff of Blakely, GA. She is also survived by her sister, Joyce Wilson and Mike of Orange, TX, and two brothers: Hollis Adams and Celestine of Arlington, GA and Quinton Adams and Jean of Elizabethton, TN. She was blessed with five grandchildren: Kerri McDaniel and Jess, Jonathan Coates, Amy Davis and Garrett, Erin O’Shea Harrell and Kevin and Emily O’Shea and fiancé Kristopher and five great grandchildren: Zoey, Jace and Jodi McDaniel and Griffin and Alex Davis.

Pallbearers are Hollis and Randy Adams, Jonathan and Richard Coates, Tim O’Shea and Jeff Mitchell.

Jesse Marshall Jordan III

Jesse Marshall Jordan III, 54, passed away Tuesday, June 28, in Leary, Ga.  Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11 AM at the Leary United Methodist Church. Rev. Lauri Hartley and Rev. Dr. Edwin Willis officiating. Burial will follow in the Leary Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 AM until funeral time.

Serving as pallbearers will be; Steve Webb, Randy Harpe , Barry Cook, Brady Willis, David Willis and Bobby Paul.

Mr. Jordan was born November 5, 1961 to Lurene (Lu) Tate Jordan of Leary and the late Jesse Marshall Jordan, Jr. He was of Methodist Faith and was the farm manager for Jordan Farms.

Other than his mother he  is survived by his 2 sons: Jesse Marshall Jordan, IV and Josey McCain Jordan, both of Leary, Ga. 4 Sisters: Judith Walton & Jimmy of Ft. Gaines, Ga; Donia Harbin & Gary of Peachtree Corners, GA.; LuAnn Willis & Edwin of Meldrim, GA and Pamelia Mayne & Tony of Leary, Ga. Several Nieces and Nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Leary United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 366 Leary, GA 39862.

Dennis Earl Pugh

     Dennis Earl  (Doc)  Pugh, 66, of 17172 Cedar Springs Rd., Blakely, Ga. passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 in the E. R. of Pioneer Community Hospital in Blakely. His funeral will be held Thursday morning, June 30, 2016, at 11 AM EDT in the Chapel of Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Murkerson officiating. Burial will follow in the Blakely Cemetery. The family will have a visitation Wednesday evening, June 29, 2016, from 6 until 8 PM EDT at the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers will be;:Clay Houston, Nicky Tedder, Tim Elliott, Casey White. Trey Smith and Ronnie Shivers

Dennis was born on September 10, 1949 in Atmore, Al to Howard Pugh of The Villages, Florida, and the late Leila Elizabeth Parker Pugh. He was retired from the Maintenance Department of Georgia Pacific Paper Mill in Cedar Springs, Ga. and he was an avid motorcycle rider. Other than his mother, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter; Kirsten Pugh.

His survivors include a daughter: Brandy P. Phillips and Jason of Killeen, TX, a son, Jonathan Pugh of Blakely, GA, his father, Howard Pugh of The Villages, Florida, a sister, Debra P. Peters and Joe of Athens, GA and a brother: William Pugh and Caitlin of Nashville, TN. There are also 8 grandchildren: Caileigh Pugh, Scott Pugh, Blake Pugh, Gabriel Pugh, Jordan Johnson & husband Colton, Anna Holt, Cierra Phillips and Nicholas Phillips and 1 great granddaughter; Kynslie  Stewart.

Martha Vivian Clements Jenkins


Martha Vivian Clements Jenkins, 90, of Blakely, Ga., died June 23, 2016, at her residence.

Mrs. Jenkins was born July 3, 1925, in Henry County, Ala., to the late Van and Avie Mae Lanton Clements. She was a Homemaker. She was a member of Enterprise Free Will Baptist Church in Blakely and Blakely Chapter #282 Order of the Eastern Star. She never met a stranger. Her home was always open. She was known for her love of family and friends and shared her wonderful cooking and friendship with everyone. She enjoyed singing with family and friends.

Mrs. Jenkins was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Jenkins; two infant daughters; four sisters, Dorothy Long, Minnie Clements, Geraldine Jenkins, and Jo Ann Hall; and two brothers, Curtis Clements and Van Clements, Jr.

Survivors include one son, Ralph James “Buddy” Jenkins of Blakely, Ga; three daughters, Judy Moore, Suzann Culpepper and husband Ronnie, and Dawn Mims all of Blakely, Ga; one brother, Jerry Clements and wife Edna of Dothan, Ala; 4 grandchildren, Joe Pate and wife Jennifer of Manchester, N.H., Terry Moore and wife Mindy of Columbus, Lauren Brookins and husband Chris of Blakely, and Mark Culpepper of Americus; 2 great-grandchildren, Alyson Tatum of Manchester, N.H. and Allie Moore of Columbus and host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services are Sunday, June 26, 2016, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home with Rev. T.J. Bennett and Sterling Jones officiating. Interment followed at Enterprise Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Joe Pate, Terry Moore, Mark Culpepper, Chris Brookins, Mike Givens and George Bates.

Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.

Flowers will be accepted or donations made to Enterprise Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery Fund in care of Judy Moore at 2232 Simmons Road, Blakely, GA 39823.

Benjamin Donald Vickers

Benjamin Donald (Don) Vickers, 84, passed away early Monday morning June, 20, 2016 at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early . Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 11 AM in the First United Methodist Church of Blakely. Burial will follow in the Pine Lawn Cemetery. Rev. Phillip Kirkland, Rev. Bill Hovey  and Mr Gene Vickers, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends in the social hall of the church from 10 AM until funeral time.

Active pallbearers are Phil Evans, Pat Vickers, Chris Allums, Eddie Riley, William Cleveland and Jason Long.

Honorary pallbearers are Wayne Taunton, Terry Bevis, Martin Evans, Tom Riley, Doug Morris, Gary Joiner , John Moseley and Jack Sutton.

Mr.  Vickers was born in Blackshear, Ga. September 3, 1931 to the late Aultman Vickers and Eva Minchew Vickers. He was a retired paper maker for Great Northern Paper Co. Member of Beulah Baptist Church. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson; Jamie Edward Vickers and a brother; Eugene Vickers.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elvyn Virginia Wilkes Vickers of Jakin, Ga.; 2 daughters: Debbie & husband Philip Evans of Blakely and Donna & husband Darius Moss of Donalsonville, Ga. 2 Sons;: Danny & wife Bridget Vickers of Eufaula, Al. and Mike and wife Candi Vickers of Blakely 11 Grandchildren: Gina (Chason) Newberry, Tiffany (Jason) Long, April (Dee) Grist, Amber (Chad) Strickland, Phil (Deana) Evans, Michelle Vickers, Pat (Cynthia) Vickers, Eve (Gerald) Smith, Jeremy (Tina) Vickers, Katie (Cody) Stevens and Jessie (Christina) Ebersole  33 Great-Grandchildren.