Obituaries

Harvey Glenn Freeman

Harvey Glenn Freeman, 63, born July 2, 1952 died of pancreatic cancer on 6/15/16 at home.  He served his country for 7 years in the United States Army before becoming a stay at home Dad to his 3 adopted children, Charles, Elizabeth and Randy.  Glenn loved to fish, hunt and cook food for his family. Memorial service will be held at a local VFW in Iowa escorted by the Iowa Thunder Motorcycle Club (All Veterans). 

He is survived by his son, Charles (Susan), daughter Elizabeth, grandson Gabriel,  sisters Linda Peebles and husband John, Lynn Armstrong and husband Martin , brothers Robert (Rocky)Freeman and wife Kim,  Gordon Freeman and wife Sherrie and many cousins and friends.

He was preceeded in death by his mother, Vereene Freeman, father Robert Freeman and his son Randall Freeman.

Glenn is no longer in pain and is with his Heavenly Father whom he had a close relationship.  He will be missed by all.

Jill Newberry Askew

               

    Jill Newberry Askew Passed away Friday, June 10, 2016 in Panama City Beach, Florida. Jill was the daughter of Olin and Ginger Newberry of Arlington, GA.

    Jill is survived by her two sons Daroyl and Christian Askew of Fort Gaines, GA; two Sisters, Jennifer Newberry Booker of McKinney, TX, Alison Newberry Tomlinson of Greensboro, NC.

    Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at  1:30 at the Arlington Methodist Church in Arlington, GA.

Bobbie Ruth Jordan

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Bobbie Ruth Jordan on Angel’s wings did depart this earth on Sunday June 12, 2016 in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. She was 75 years young. Miss Jordan was born September 1, 1940 in Blakely, GA to the late Robert Lee Jordan and Ruth Jordan.  She is preceded in death by her brother Sammy Jordan and her life partner of 39 years Loren Ewing. She is survived by her sister Joann Fitzgibbons, Robert Fitzgibbons and ten nieces and nephews.

 

Bobbie Ruth was faith, she embraced it to survive. Born with an impaired muscle condition she struggled to participate in the daily affairs of life. What she did do was pray and dream. Her dream was to live a ‘normal’ life, be a successful contributor in the workforce and meet and marry a Hollywood actor.

Bobbie’s faith took her from Atlanta to live near her sister JoAnn in southern California. Bobbie began a successful working career at Casa Colina Rehab Center. It also happened that a Hollywood actor named Loren Ewing was rehabbing in a facility near Bobbie from an injury he incurred on a movie set. The two met along the way, developed a friendship which blossomed into a 39 year love relationship.  Bobbie’s hard work was honored with an Employee of the Year award at a formal ceremony at Casa Colina Rehab Center.  A few years later her life story was featured in a book publication.

 

Her faith, ushered through her earnest prayer was answered in a beautiful life. She will always be remembered in our hearts and so many others as an Angel.

 

A Funeral service is planned for Saturday June 18th, 2016 in the Chapel of Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral home at 11:00 am with Dr. Alex Howell officiating. A viewing and visitation is scheduled at 10:00 am. Burial will be in the Blakely Cemetery.

John Jeffery Weimer

John WeimerJohn Jeffery Weimer, 53, passed away today, June 7, 2016 at his residence. A memorial service will be held on Friday , June 10, 2016 at 6 PM at the home of Misti and  Mikie Lee. Located at 1147 White Chandler Rd. Blakely, Ga. 39823

John was born January 21, 1963 in Connellsville, PA to the late Michael Francis Weimer Sr. and Hallie Virginia Leasure Weimer. He was a self employed mechanic and attended the First Church of Nazarene  in Donalsonville, Ga.

He is survived by his wife Susan Bush Weimer ; daughter Misti and Mikie Lee of Blakely and a son Jonathan Jackson of Blakely; a sister Kaye Custard of Gainsville, Fl. and a brother Michael and Penny Weimer of West Palm Beach, Fl.  also by 3 grandchildren Hunter Tyler, Hallie Richardson and Weston Lee.  Mother and Father -in-Law: Clara and Lawson (Pee Wee) Heart of Colquitt, Ga.

Mildred Cedonia Beck

Beck, Mildred.jpg 2Mildred Cedonia Beck, age 85, of Clermont, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2016. She was born on January 12, 1931 to the late William Carlton Manry and Olivia Wright Dillinger.  She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Carlota and Edwena.  Also, her husband Paul E. Beck, and son John D. Beck.  She will by truly missed by her remaining 7 children, Carlton Fountain – Willis TX, Delores Forringer – Leesburg FL, Charlotte Hooks – Pensacola FL, Sara  Smith – Pensacola FL,  Kay Gabler – Virginia Beach VA, Paul Beck – Topeka KS, and Robert Beck – San Jose CA.  She dearly loved her 36 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 11 AM in  the Salem Cemetery in Edison Ga with Rev. J. C. Beck officiating.

She was raised on the “White Belt Dairy” in Hialeah, FL. She loved playing on the dairy and it was at the dairy where she developed her passion for riding horses.  She had fond memories of her horse “Montana”.  She often rode in the Miami, Orange Bowl New Year’s Eve parade.  She attended Hialeah High School.

Mildred pursued her interest in the medical field by serving as a Nurses Aid at the Army Medical Hospital in Fort Benning, GA.   Her favorite time nursing was spent working in the Neonatal Unit tending babies.  Just prior to her passing, she told us she was going to heaven to rock all the babies.

Paul and Mildred had a passion for traveling, they enjoyed their motor home, and sightseeing across the United States. Friends never knew when they were going to be pulling up in their yard. They were members of multiple camping clubs over the years and enjoyed friendships with many camping buddies.

Our mother cared deeply for everyone she knew, whether they were her family member, friend, or co-worker. She was always willing to help someone in need and had a very kind heart.  She had numerous friends and her house was often filled with liveliness and laughter.  She had countless life-long friends that she communicated with regularly.

We could not have asked for a better mother. She taught us so much about how to love and respect each other, the importance of appreciating the simple things in life, and most of all, stressed how we could become anything we chose to be.  Her love and compassion reached to so many levels and so many people.  We will all miss her dearly

Charles Joseph McCorkle

     Charles Joseph McCorkle, 74, died Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, AL. His family has had he body cremated and a memorial service may be held at a later date. Charles was born in Colquitt, Ga. on July 6, 1941 to the late Maurice Marvin McCorkle and Beulah Bundy McCorkle. He was a truck driver and was of the Baptist faith.

His survivors include 4 sons: Jeffery, Roy, Terry and Charles  McCorkle, Jr., all of Tennessee and a daughter Toina Matthews of Florida. He has a brother: Jimmy McCorkle of Blakely and a sister: Shirley Spence of Tallahassee, Fl.

Janice Sue Grantham Powell

     Sue Powell, 67, of 1111 Edison Hwy, Ft. Gaines, Ga. 39851, died Wednesday evening in  Flowers Hospital of Dothan, AL. Her funeral will be held Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 2 PM EDT in the Ft. Gaines, Baptist Church with Jeff Hines and Rev. Randy Stokes officiating. Burial will follow in the New Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday evening, May 28, 2016 at Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral in Blakely from 6 until 8 PM. Active pallbearers will be Dale Brown, Steve Grantham, Greg Grantham, Earl McMullen, Jonathon Powell and Reeds Sanders, Honorary pallbearers will be Eli Powell and Riley Stockton.

Sue was born June 19, 1948 in Blakely, Ga. to the late Henry C. Grantham and Annie Louise Storey Grantham. She was a hostess at George T. Bagby State Park and a homemaker. She was a member of the Ft. Gaines Baptist church. Other than her parents, Sue was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Towns Powell.

Her survivors include a daughter: Mary Ann Powell Stockton and Earl of Livingston, TN, 2 sons: Michael Powell & Jill of Coleman, GA and Mark Powell of Abbeville, AL. She has a brother: James Grantham of Cordele, GA and 5 grandchildren: Jonathon Powell, Eli Powell, Hannah Davis,  Reed Sanders and Riley Stockton. Sue also had a very special friend for many years in Stephen Moulton of Ft. Gaines, GA. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Ft. Gaines Baptist Church, P. O. Box 248, Ft. Gaines, Ga. 39851.

Charles Joseph McCorkle

     Charles Joseph McCorkle passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in the S. E. Alabama Medical Center, Dothan, Al. He has been cremated and the family may hold a memorial service at a later date.

Charles is survived by 4 sons: Jeffery, Terry, Roy and Charles Jr. all of Tennessee and a daughter Tonia of Florida. He also has a brother: Jimmy McCorkle of Blakely and a sister, Shirley Spence of Tallahassee, Fl.

      More information will be posted when it becomes available.

Melvin “Buddy” Jordan

   Buddy Jordan, 87, of 153 Cannon Rd., Blakely, GA, died early this morning, May 25, 2016, at his residence.  His funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2016,  1 PM, at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Dobson officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Lawn Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends at New Hope on Saturday from 12 to 1. Active pallbearers will be Ray Jordan, Glenn Jordan, Al Jordan, Bert Wesley, Tim Jones, and Stacey Cooper. Honorary pallbearers will be Emmett Mock, Tyner Cooper, Kenneth Pope, Sterling Davis, Mike Widener, and Sterling P. Jones.

    Mr. Jordan was born on February 26, 1929, in Blakely,GA, to the late Fred Barnes Jordan and Mary Swords Jordan. He was a retired Independent Life Insurance Agent and after his insurance career, he worked part-time for Harvey’s Supermarket and Camp E-Ta-Nake. He was a member of  New Hope Baptist Church and a U. S. Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Other than his parents ,he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Jean Cannon Jordan, and a sister, Barbara Lurlene Jordan.     

    His survivors include 2 daughters: Peggy Jeanine Jordan Bernstein of Blakely, GA, Penny Lorilei Jordan Riddley of St. Marys, GA, and a son, David Cannon Jordan (Dena) of Gainesville, GA. He also is survived by a brother: Fred Maxwell “Max” Jordan ( Becky) of Decatur, AL, a sister: Nadine Jordan Wesley of Snellville, GA; a brother-in-law: David Cannon of Colquitt, GA; 4 Grandchildren: Trey Riddley (Amy) of Kingsland, GA, Brittney Riddley Jones (Tim) of St. Marys, GA, Jessica and Rachel Jordan of Lilburn, GA. There are 7 Great Grandchildren: Ashley and Drew Riddley, Kingsley and Kylar Jones, Rachel Smith, Larry and Timmy Phipps, and 3 Nephews: Glenn Jordan (Suzy) of Cartersville, GA, Al Jordan of Decatur, AL, and Bert Wesley (Kathy) of Dacula, GA.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent to the New Hop Baptist Church, 3832 U. S. Hwy 27, Blakely, GA. 39823 in memory of Buddy Jordan.

Kathryn Rice Proulx

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Kathryn (Kathy) Rice Proulx , age 72, passed away at her home in Strafford, New Hampshire Thursday, May 5, 2016.  Kathy was born April 23,1944 in Blakely, Georgia to Jean Barton (“J.B.”) and Mary Kathryn (Patrick) Rice.  She was the youngest of three and the only girl.  Kathy attended public school in Blakely, graduated from Blakely High School in 1962 and attended University of Georgia where she majored in Home Economics and was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority.   Though a large part of Kathy’s heart remained in Georgia, the majority of her time on earth was lived in New Hampshire where she raised her children.  She loved living on Bow Lake and watching her children and grandchildren enjoy the many times spent there.  Her special interests and hobbies centered around raising a family.   Following the death of her first son, David (Davey) who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Kathy established a foundation called “Davey’s Dream” that was to benefit families of children with disabilities for whom finances were a burden.     Kathy’s ties to her family and friends in Georgia remained strong throughout her life.  One of her annual events for many years was a trip back to her roots in Georgia.  She was faithful in maintaining family connections there and especially those ties with her lifetime friends.  In recent years, Kathy’s declining health prevented those annual visits south, so she continued via regular phone calls.   A big part of her heart would remain in Georgia until the end.   

 

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, Jean and Kathryn Rice, a brother, James (Jimmy) and a son, David (Davey).  Surviving family members include her brother, Charles (Catherine) Rice, her children, Richard (Melissa) Proulx, Jr. , Diane (Vincent) Christofora, and Donna Holland, grandchildren, Richard, William, Vincent, Anthony, and Jack.  Kathy’s surviving extended family include nephews Barton (Andrea) Rice, Eric (Nicole) Rice, Michael Rice, nieces Kimberly Kaufman, Glenda VanLandingham, Whitney Deese, and many great-nieces and nephews.

 

A celebration of Kathy’s life took place on May 12, 2016 at Brewitt Funeral Home in Exeter, NH.  Kathy will make her final trip home to Blakely, Georgia and will be laid to rest beside her mother and father.   Her Georgia family and friends will gather for a celebration of her life Saturday, June 4, 2016.  There will be a luncheon in the Community Center across from First Baptist Church at 11:30 AM followed by services at First Baptist at 12:30.   Burial will take place at 1:30 PM at Blakely Cemetery.  

Georgia funeral arrangements are being handled by Manry Jordan Hodges Funeral Home, Blakely, Georgia.

 

Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.”___Peter Ustinov

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “Davey’s Dream”, the Proulx Family Foundation, which is a (a 501(c)3 charity.    

Mail donations to the following address:         

Proulx Family foundation, Inc.,  “Davey’s Dream”

62 CALEF HIGHWAY, #213

LEE,  NH.  03861