Grace Weaver Jones, 91, of Albany, Ga., passed away Monday, June 30, 2014 in St. Mary, Ga. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 11 AM in the Blakely Cemetery with Rev. David G. Smith and Mr. Ross Powell officiating.
Jones was born in Blakely, Ga. August 4, 1922 to the late John Council Weaver and Mary Alice Sessions Weaver. She was co-owner with her friend and business partner Frances Evans of Jones & Evans Income Tax & Bookkeeping Service. She was a member of  the Sherwood Baptist church in Albany where she was a member of the Vota Vita Sunday School Class. She was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves. 
Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her husband; William George “Billy” Jones Jr. and by  2 brothers; Alton Weaver and Douglas Weaver and by 3 sisters; Olivia Davenport, Mary Alice Autry and Doris McEachern. 

Mrs. Jones is survived by 2 daughters; Nancy Ivey and husband Glenn of St. Mary’s, Ga. and Ann Hatchell of St. Mary’s, Ga. 2 Grandchildren: Will Ivey and Lee Ivey and 2 Great-Grandchildren: Mallory Ivey and Wyatt Ivey all of St. Mary’s, Ga.  2 sisters: Marjorie Weaver Childree of Albany, Ga. and Eunice Weaver Howard of Dothan, Al. Several nieces and nephews also survive along with 2 very special caregivers: Loren Hamilton and Catrina Williams. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice of Golden Isles, located at 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, Ga. 31525


Arthur Ray Moore,79, of 2756 Panhandle Road, Marianna, Fl., died early Sunday morning, June 29, 2014 at the Chipola Health and Rehab Nursing Pavilion in Marianna, Fl.  A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 2:30 PM in the Bush Cemetery. Rev. Sterling Jones officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 1-2 PM.

Mr. Moore was born in Blakely, Ga. October 17, 1934 to the late George Washington Moore and Ida Belle McNair Moore. He was a retired employee for the City of Blakely. Member of the Cuba Presbyterian Church. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by 2 brothers; Carl Moore and Lane Moore.

Mr. Moore is survived by his wife; Janice Faye Love Moore. 2 Sons; Scott Moore and Lindsey Johnston, Michael Moore. 3 Step-Daughters; Shirley Rudd, Angela Marie Owens and Brenda Gail Baker. Sister; Joyce Mr. Picarelli and husband Joseph. 6 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren.



Delores Ann McDowell

Delores Ann McDowell, 70, of Damascus, Ga., passed away Monday, June 23, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 3 PM in the chapel of Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home. Rev. Flinn Gregory and Mrs. Shirley Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Blakely Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 2-3 PM.

Serving as pallbearers will be Eddie Martin, Eddie McDowell, Heath McDowell, Jeff Barron, Mac Barron and Travis Barron.

Ms. McDowell was born in Dothan, Al. December 9, 1943 to the late Willett Edwin McDowell and Elizabeth Pearl Willis McDowell. She was a retired elementary grade school teacher for the Early County and Baker County School System. A member of the White Pond Original Free Will Baptist Church. Other than her parents she was preceded in death by a nephew; Lee Barron.

Ms. McDowell is survived by a sister; Regina and Frank Barron of Damascus, Ga. and a brother; LaDon and Wyline McDowell of Damascus, Ga. 4 Nephews; Eddie and Vivian McDowell, Heath and Connie McDowell, Jeff and Jessica Barron and Mac and Katherine Barron.

Hubert Lee Naramore

Hubert Lee Naramore, 91, passed away at his home in Cartersville, GA on Saturday, June 14 at 6:30 a.m. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, June 16 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home in Blakely, GA. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, June 17 at 4 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Stokes of Fort Gaines and Dr. Michael Warren officiating. Interment will follow in the church’s cemetery.

Mr. Naramore was born on September 1, 1922 in Shorterville, AL to the late Albert and Annie Lee Naramore. He worked on the family farm as a young boy with his siblings. During the Depression he worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps near Waycross, GA. He was drafted into the Army during World War II where he served in the European Theater with General Patton’s Third Army. He came home to farm for  a few years in Early County, married Ruth Moore, and reared two children, Melanie and Darrell, and his granddaughter Tonya. Most of his life (42 years) he worked for Morris Tractor Company in Ft. Gaines, Georgia where his home was. He retired in 2000. In 2000, Hubert  married Cherry Henson, originally of Ft. Gaines, and moved to Cartersville, GA where they have happily resided for the last fourteen years.

Mr. Naramore was a long time member of the Bethel Baptist church where he served as a deacon, Superintendent  of Sunday School, and taught the Men’s Sunday School Class.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Moore Naramore; son Darrell LaDon Naramore, three brothers, Thomas Henry (Tom) Naramore, Edgar Wesley (Buck) Naramore, and Jackie Vondel (Cotton) Naramore; sisters, Mildred Naramore Toms and Ethel Naramore Harpe.

His survivors include his wife, Cherry Henson Naramore; a daughter, Melanie Naramore Palmquist and husband Toby of Lawrenceville, GA; step-daughter, Renee Altschul Miranda and husband Omar of Plainville, GA; step-son, Kendall Altschul and wife Suzanne of Marietta, GA, a brother, James Earl Naramore and wife, Faye of Titusville, FL; 4 grandchildren: Tonya, Connor, Adreana, Brittany; 4 step-grandchildren: Isabella, Jackson, Zoe and Olivia; and 6 great grandchildren. Hubert leaves behind many family members and friends who loved him dearly.


Truman Glover Sr.

Truman Glover Sr., 71, passed away today, June 12, 2014 at his residence .  A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 11 AM with Mr. Jerry Murkerson officiating. Burial will follow in the Blakely Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening, June 13, 2014 from 7-9 PM.

Mr. Glover was born in Vada, Ga. Jan. 4, 1943 to the late Lonnie Carnilious Glover and Hazel Sadler Glover. He was a retired Shop Foreman for North Brothers Insulation Co. in Tampa Fl. and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Vada, Ga. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by 2 brothers; M.J. Glover and Wayne Glover.

He is survived by his companion, Ruby Leahy of Blakely; 2 Daughters: Pat Tyson and husband Terry of Blakely and Pamela Hollingsworth and husband Mark of Albany, LA. , 4 Sons: Truman Glover Jr. and wife Debbie of Plant City, Fl., David Glover and wife Teresa of Blakely, Steve Glover and Joe Glover both of Albany, LA. 2 Sisters: Ann Martinez and husband Charles of Balm, Fl. and Lisa Nash and husband Arthur of Plant City, Fl. 3 Brothers: J.C. Glover of Colquitt, Ga., Jerry Glover and wife Mary of Dover, Fl. and Randy Glover of Dover. Fl. 15 Grandchildren and 22 Great Grandchildren.



    Mr. James Emory Black, 82, of 6188 Hwy 37, Leary, Ga., died Tuesday afternoon, June 10, 2014 at the Calhoun Nursing Home in Edison, Ga. The family is having a visitation Friday morning, June 13, 2014 from 9:30 until 10:30 at the Leary Baptist Church and a Memorial Service starting at 10:30 AM. After the Memorial Service in the church, the family and friends will gather at the Leary Cemetery for a graveside service officiated by Mr. Ray Griffin.

Mr. Black was born in Blakely, Ga., July 11, 1931 to the late E M Black and Beulah Smith Black. He was a U. S. Army veteran, a member of the Albany Masonic Lodge and was the Tax Assessor for Calhoun County for many years. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Quanah Edith Bailey Black.

His survivros include a step-Son: Tony Long of Leesburg, Ga., a sister, Shirley B. Sanders of Leary, Ga., 2 brothers: Bobby Black of Leary and Charles Black of Albany, Ga. He also has 2 step-grandchildren.


Joshua Ryan (Josh) Manry, 35, of 168 Long Pine Dr. Leesburg, Ga. 31763 passed away Monday, June 9, 2014 at his residence. His funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 11 AM in the Edison Baptist Church in Edison, Ga. Burial will follow in the Salem Cemetery for a private family only service. Rev. Jim Starr officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Jason Bell, Jamie  Bell, Drew Johnson, Don Johnson, Jake Manry, Alex Gainey, Barry Bell and Billy Ashley.

Josh was born April 22, 1979 to Tommy Oliver Manry  and Donna Durham Manry of Edison, GA.  He graduated from Albany Tech. College. He was employed as a MRI/CT Technologist  for Albany Diagnostics in Albany, Ga. He was also a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Edison. He was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents; Tommy O. Manry Sr. and Celestia A. Manry and by his Maternal Grandparents; Howard Durham and Mary Bee Durham.

Other than his parents Josh is survived by his wife; Amanda Daniele LeVee Manry of Leesburg, Ga.  Daughter, Gabby Griffith and husband Mason of Albany, Ga. Sister; Katie Manry Gainey and husband Alex of Albany, Ga. Brother; Jacob Michael Manry of Edison, Ga. .

The family will be receiving friends Wednesday evening from 7-9 PM at the Pointe United Methodist Church in Leesburg, Ga. located on Cedric St. Leesburg, Ga. 31763.


   Mr. John Lewis Harris, 81,  of 1158 Sawyer Rd., Blakely, Ga., died early Saturday morning, June 7, 2014 at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center. His funeral will be held Tuesday morning, June 10, 2014 at 11 AM at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Odom and Rev. Keith Alderman officiating. Burial will follow in the Blakely Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim Willis, Michael Willis, Ronnie Willis, Wendy Willis, Buddy Willis and Larry White. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 7 until 9 PM.

Mr. Harris was born November 30, 1932 in Blakely, Ga. to the late John Wesley Harris and Mary Aileene Robinson Harris. He was a retired farmer, having farmed for nearly 50 years.  He was a graduate of  Blakely-Union High School where he was a member of the FFA Chapter. He earned the American Farmer award in 1949-1950 in Kansas City , MO,  which is the highest award an F F A member can achieve. He was also named one of the four outstanding American Farmers in the state. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his 2 sisters: Frances H. King and Miriam H. Jarrett.

His survivors include his wife, Jean Willis Harris of Blakely, 2 daughters, Amy Smith & husband Brent of Wicksburg, Al. and  Nancy McCormick of Dover, DE. There are 3 grandchildren: Clayton and Ashley McCormick  and Dylan Hungerford all of Dover, DE.

Brenda Joy Grimsley Crozier

Brenda Joy Grimsley Crozier 62, passed away today, June 6, 2014 at her residence. The funeral service will be held Monday, June 9, 2014 at 2 PM in the First Baptist Church in Blakely. Burial will follow in the Blakely Cemetery. Rev. Keith Alderman officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6-8 PM and on Monday from 1-2 PM in the Social Hall of the First Baptist Church.

Serving as active pallbearers are; Cary Alderman, Troy Alderman, Brent Alderman, Donald Crozier, Kerry Crozier and Matt Taylor. Honorary pallbearers is the Ladies Fellowship Sunday School Class.

Joy was born in Blakely, Ga. February 10, 1952 to the late James Hubbard Grimsley and Lula Mae White Grimsley. She was a secretary for Corner Stone Ins. Agency in Blakely  and a member of the First Baptist Church. Other than her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Joanne Alderman and a brother, James Nick Grimsley.

Joy is survived by her husband, Don Richard Crozier of Blakely; 2 sons; James Richard (Jamey) Crozier and wife Crystal and their two children Mac and Mason Fain of Blakely and by Joshua Arlen Crozier and wife Shelley and their child Paige Hemmingway Crozier of Cumming, Ga.  She has a sister, Peggy and Arlen Eubanks of Edison, Ga. and numerous Nieces and Nephews.

In Lieu of flowers ,memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church or to Gentiva Hospice.



Margaret Dunn Williams, 59, died early Wednesday morning, June 4, 2014 at her daughter’s residence in Jakin, Ga. There will be a Memorial Service Friday afternoon, June 6, 2014 at 4 PM at Southside Baptist Church in Blakely with Rev. Rick Smith officiating. Margaret was born April 12, 1955 in Bainbridge, Ga. to the late James Wesley Dunn and to her mother, Iona Mae Wells Dunn Duke who resides in Leary with Margaret’s step-father Curtis Duke. She had worked as a store clerk at several convenience stores in her working career.

Other than her mother and step-father her survivors include a son, Ronnie Williams and Carlee of Headland, Al.; 2 daughters, Tonya Wilkerson & Mark Pace of Jakin, Ga. and Samantha Taylor and Clay of Blakely, Ga. She has 3 brothers: Marvin Dunn of Jesup, Ga., James Dunn and Darla of Arlington, Ga. and Mike Croskey and April of Perry, Ga. There are 4 sisters: Karen Jansen of Americus, Ga., Nita McCarty and Rick of Albany, Ga., Loretta Dhinoy of Columbus, Ga. and Marie Rigby of Panama City, Fl. There are also 8 grandchildren: Tyler Satterfield, C. J. Taylor, Casey Taylor, Ryan Williams, Riley Taylor, Conner Cook, Taylor Taylor and Wesley Williams.