Obituaries

Harvey McDonald

Harvey McDonald, 85, passed away today, Jan. 14, 2015 at his residence in Blakely, Ga. His funeral will be a graveside service Saturday morning, Jan. 17, 2015  in the Morgan Cemetery, Morgan, Ga. at 11 AM with Rev. Jackie Williams officiating. After Rev. Williams’ message, the  U. S. Army will conduct full military rites. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua McDonald. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 8 PM at the funeral home in Blakely.

Mr. McDonald was born April 4, 1929 in Blakely to the late Emmett Lee McDonald and Lillian McKnight McDonald Hodges. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was retired from the U.S. Army where he served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion , V.F. W. and a Mason.

He is survived by his wife Maurene Avera McDonald of Blakely, 2 Sons; Robert Michael McDonald and wife Jane of Albany, Ga. and Richard Allen McDonald and wife Donna of Benton, La. , a brother Hollis (Mickey) McDonald and wife Janette of Blakely, GA. There are   5 Grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Daisy Jenkins English

     Daisy Jenkins English, 95, of 11740 Columbia Rd., Blakely, Ga., died early Sunday morning, Jan. 11, 2015 at the Early Memorial Nursing Home. Her funeral will be a Graveside Service at 2 PM Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 in the Blakely Cemetery with Rev. Sterling Jones officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 PM until 1:45 PM Tuesday.

     Daisy was born in Blakely, Georgia on April 17, 1919 to the late Samuel Arthur and Elizabeth White Jenkins. She was a retired Certified Nursing Assistant, a homemaker and a member of the Enterprise Freewill Baptist Church of Blakely, Ga. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Arthur Lee English; a granddaughter: Marla English; by two sisters: Nancy Kenney and Lucille Jenkins and by three brothers: Clark Jenkins, Dorsey Jenkins and Melvin Jenkins.

     Her survivors include a son: Raymond English and his wife Betty of Blakely, Ga., two daughters, Lynda English of Dothan, Al. and Carruth  Chadwell and her husband Norman of Blakely, Ga., a granddaughter, Marda English of Donalsonville, Ga. and several nieces and nephews.

     In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be sent to Gentiva Hospice, 432 E. Shotwell St., Bainbridge, Ga. 39819. A special thank you to Drs. Bennett and Clifford, the Gentiva Hospice Staff, and all the employees at Early Memorial Nursing Home. 

Carolyn Hacker

   Carolyn Hacker, 73, of 39 Ft. Gaines St., Blakely, Ga., died Thursday night, Jan. 8, 2015 at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon, January 12, 2015 at 3 PM in the Chapel of Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home with Rev. Jackie Williams officiating. Burial will follow, weather permitting, in the Bluffton Cemetery. The family will start receiving friends at 2 PM until the funeral time at 3PM. Pallbearers will be Stephen Hacker, Robert E. “Bobby” Williams, Chris Williams, Matt Williams. Bill Stone and Douglas Williams.

   Carolyn was born May 27, 1941 near Bluffton, Ga. to the late Clyde Ellis Williams and Ouida Williams Williams. She graduated from the Cuthbert High School and retired as a Medical Transcriptionist.  She was a homemaker and of the Methodist Faith.

   Her survivors include her son: Stephen Hacker and his wife Traci of Bainbridge, Ga., a brother; Robert E. “Bobby” Williams and his wife Donna of Clemmons, NC and 1 grandchild, Brandon William Hacker of Bainbridge.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311.

Ann Edmondson McDowell

     Mrs. Ann Edmondson McDowell, 83, formerly of Damascus, Ga., passed away late Sunday night, Jan. 4, 2015, in the Bullock County Hospital in Union Springs, Al. Her funeral  will be held Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 7, 2015, in the Chapel of Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home in Blakely at 2 PM, with the family receiving friends starting a 1 PM. Shirley Davis is officiating the funeral and interment. Burial will follow in the Crossroads Cemetery in Damascus, Ga. Active pallbearers will be Johnny Edmondson, Eddie McDowell, Wendell Parker, Frank Barron, LaDon McDowell, Pat Carmichael and Eddie martin.

Mrs. McDowell was born Oct. 18, 1931 to the late Thomas Wade Edmondson and Willie Susie Calhoun Edmondson. She was a bookkeeper for McDowell Pulpwood Co. for many years and a homemaker. She was a member of White Pond Freewill Baptist Church of Damascus, Ga.  Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Donnell McDowell and her 2 brothers: Quentin and John Edmondson.

Her survivors includes a daughter: Tammy M. Phillips and her husband Craig of Union Springs, Al. and 2 grandsons: Mac Phillips and his wife Kristi and Kyle Phillips, all of Auburn, Al. and a great granddaughter, Reynolds Phillips also of Auburn, Al.

David Marion Fraser

     David Marion Fraser, 60, of Redwing Rd., Ashford, Al., died Sunday, January 4, 2015 at his residence. David’s wishes were to be cremated and for his ashes to be buried in the Crossroads Cemetery in Damascus, Ga. in the lot with his mother and father. That will take place at a later date.

David was born July 27, 1954 in Early County, Ga.  to the late Hugh Fraser, Sr. and Mary Elinor Whitehurst Fraser. He was disabled for many years. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Hugh Fraser. Jr.     

     His survivors include a brother, John Fraser and his wife Sandra of Camilla, Ga. and a niece, April Fraser.

Dorothy Murkerson Hicks

     Dorothy Murkerson Hicks, 80, of 18158 Morgan Hwy., Apt., 17, Arlington, Ga. died January 1st, 2015 at her residence. Her funeral will be held Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 at 3 PM in the chapel of Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home of Blakely with Dr. Gary Hadden officiating. The family will receive friends at 2 PM  Monday for an hour before the funeral. Her pallbearers will be Mike, Bryan and Michael Grebel, Kyle and Cole Odom, Scott Freeman and Rickey Dooling.

Dorothy was born May 13, 1934 in Blakely, GA to the late Robert Eugene Murkerson and Inez Driver Murkerson. She was a member of the Arlington Baptist Church and a homemaker. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Hicks and her son: Burgess Robert Williams.

Her survivors include a daughter: Brenda Ethridge of Midland City, AL, 2 sisters: Joyce Taliaferro of Arlington and Bobbie Jean Brown of Thomasville, GA, 4 Grandchildren: Ritchie and Nicolas Dooling and Brandon and Mitchell Ethridge. She also has 2 great grandchildren: Sarah & Austin Dooling.