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Friday, April 19, 1991 The Macon Telegraph Obituaries 5B Obituaries Ernestine Merrell Adams DOOLING Ernestine Merrell Adams, 52, of Route 1, Box 457, died Monday in a Macon hospital. Born in Dooly County, she was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Dooling and the Choir and was an usher. Survivors: husband, Frank Adams of Orlando, mother, Eula Merrell of Dooling; children, Angela Merrell of Atlanta, Eugene Adams, Janet Smith and Donna Our obituary policy The obituaries in larger type on this page are provided without charge by The Macon Telegraph as a service for our readers. They are subject to newspaper guidelines concerning length and content. The notices at the bottom, right hand side of the page in the smaller type are paid advertising and may contain information not normally included in other obituaries.

We can accept obituaries from funeral homes only. Obituaries may be called in to 912-744-4391 or 744-4327 from 3:30 to' 7 p.m. Sunday through Friday, and from 2:30 until 6 p.m. on Saturday, except on certain holidays. Master violin maker Presson is dead Knight-Ridder Newspapers HADDONFIELD, N.J.

The sure hands of Sergio Peresson, master violin maker, produced more than 400 exquisite violins, violas and cellos, instruments that rival the work of Antonio Stradivari in the depth and clarity of their sound. That sound will continue in performances around the world, as will the legacy of Peresson, 78, who died Tuesday of a heart attack in his Haddonfield home. Norman Carol, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the owner of two Peresson violins, ranked Peresson as "the most outstanding maker" in the world. The unfinished pieces of Peresson's final violin are still in the one-room workshop on the second floor of his home. Sitting at his workbench, he had formed the back of the fiddle by piecing together fine wedges of maple that he had brought back from Germany.

With the trees outside his garret window awakening with new foliage, he had bent to his work, using tiny thumb planes to patiently scrape the maple to the correct thinness measured in fractions of millimeters to give the instrument its unique sound. Earlier in the year, Peresson, a native of Udine, Italy, had finished what were to be his last two violins each worth $25,000. They glowed like polished chestnuts, resting on shelves in a room beside his a room covered with photographs of admiring musicians a and conductors from around the world. "In my opinion, his output surpasses any living maker," Carol said. He left it to the musicians of a future era to judge the value of the instruments.

William Steck, concertmaster of the National Symphony in Washington and the owner of three Peressons, said a Peresson violin was "absolutely" the equal of the fabled Stradivarius that were crafted in Italy about 300 years ago. Steck said a committee of the symphony, in a blind test, selected Peresson violins over Stradivarius, Guarnerius and all the other legendary fiddles they heard. "His name will go on in history as have his famous predecessors'," Steck said. Lyricist Jack Yellen dead at age 97 The New York Times Jack Yellen, who wrote the lyrics for songs including "Happy Days Are Here Again," died Wednesday at his home in Springville, N. Y.

He was 97. He had been bedridden and under nursing care for 15 years, said Bob Buyer, a reporter for the Buffalo News and a friend of the family. Yellen wrote "Happy Days Are Here Again" in 1929, with Milton Ager, and it became a campaign song for the Democratic Party, although Yellen considered himself a Republican, Buyer said. Among other songs for which he wrote lyrics were "Down by the (1920), "I Wonder What's Become of Sally?" (1924), "Ain't She Sweet" (1927), "Hard-Hearted Hannah, the Vamp of Savannah" (1924) and "Are You Havin' Any Fun?" (1939), as well as "My Yiddisha Momme" (1925), one of many songs he wrote for Sophie Tucker. Writing in Variety in 1963, Yellen recalled: "Tucker it at the Palace the song and recitation in Ensang glish, then a chorus in Yiddish.

She made it a hit not only in this country but in Europe." He was on the board of ASCAP from 1951 to 1969. Post-Spanish Civil War poet Celeya dies The Associated Press MADRID, Spain Gabriel Celaya, the post-Civil War poet who became a leader literary protest against the right wing dictatorship of Gen. Francisco Franco, died Thursday in a Madrid hospital. He was 80. Celaya, who suffered for years from arteriosclerosis, died of cardiac arrest after a bout of internal bleeding, said a statement issued by Gregorio Maranon Hospital.

He had been hospitalized since April 3. Born in 1911 in the northern Basque town of Hernani, Celaya worked as an industrial engineer in his family business before publishing his first book of poems in 1935, La Marea del Silencio (Tide of Silence). Civil war broke out a year later and in 1939 conservative forces overthrew the second Spanish republic, ushering in Franco's long dictatorship. Originally known for his lyric poetry, Celaya gained fame as a leader of protest poets in the 1950s and 1960s. CREST LAWN FUNERAL NOTICES FULWOOD, Estell Marshall: 85, of 3151 Evergreen Drive died Wednesday in a local hospital after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturin the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. The Rev. Jimmy Woods will officiate burial will be in New Elim Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive day and friends from 7 until 9 tonight in Crest Lawn Funeral and may be contacted at of Mr.

and Mrs. George Fulwood, 3121 Evergreen Drive and at the resithe residence dence of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Fulwood, 3950 Emory Drive. USSERY, Stella of 6401 Fulton Drive, Lizella, died Wednesday in a local hospital after an extended illness.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Glen Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Steve Johnson officiated. Crest Lawn Funeral Haven Home had charge of arrangements.

Smith, all of Dooling, Cynthia Smith and Troy Smith, both of New York City, Randy Smith of Columbus, Carolyn Smith of Montezuma and Travis Smith of Cuba; sister and brother, Gwendolyn Sanders and Harold Merrell, both of Decatur; and six grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday in New Bethel Baptist Church, Dooling. Burial: Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Dooling. The Rev.

W.J. Harris will officiate. Visitation: The family may be contacted at the residence. The body will be placed in the church an hour before services. Community Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.

Jerry Michael Barron GORDON Jerry Michael Barron, 32, died Thursday at his residence after an extended illness. Born in Bibb County, he lived in Gordon for most of his life. He was a police corporal at the Milledgeville YDC, a Marine veteran and a member of Ivey Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Julie Harrison Barron of Ivey; children, Katerine Marie Barron, Steven Michael Barron and Richard Scott Barron, all of Ivey; mother and stepfather, Joyce and Julian A. Davis of Gordon; sister and brother, Deborah Krumm of Palm Bay, and Lance Cpl.

Richard Davis of Kings Bay; grandmother, Nadine Harper of Ivey. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday in Ivey Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Kerry Bunn will officiate.

Visitation: 7 until 9 tonight in Williams Memorial Chapel, Gordon. Augusta Bazley COCHRAN- Augusta Bazley, 71, of 306 Sixth St. died Sunday local nursing home. Born in Bleckley County, she was a member of Kingdom of Jehovah's Witnesses in Cochran and was a homemaker. Survivors: brothers, Jim Frank Basby and Willie Basby, both of Cochran and Emilie Basby of Detroit.

Services: 2 p.m. Saturday in Marthann Baptist Church, Cochran. Burial: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Cochran. The Rev. Wilson Roberson will officiate.

Friendly Funeral Home in Cochran has charge of arrangements. James H. Brannon DUBLIN James H. Brannon, 69, died April 10 in a Dublin hospital. Born in Richland County, N.C., he lived in Abbeville for a number of years and was a member of Allen Chapel AME Church in Abbeville.

Survivors: children, Patricia A. Brannon of Midway Park, N.C., Aundrea Brannon of Adelphi, Patricia A. Wells of Sylvester and Vandy Brannon, Lee Otis Brannon and Sherman Brannon, all of Abbeville; and four grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday in Allen Chapel AME Church, Abbeville.

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Abbeville. The Rev. Arthur Balom will officiate. Peoples Funeral Home in Abbeville has charge of arrangements. Bessie B.

Brown ASHBURN Bessie B. Brown, 86, of 500 S. Gordon St. died Wednesday in Ashburn after an extended illness. Born in Fulton County, she was a homemaker and the widow of Marion Walter Brown.

She was the daughter of the late J. Allen and Ola Wiley Burdette and was a member of New Prospect United Freewill Baptist Church in Turner County. Survivors: sisters, Ola Mae Gordon of Newport, S.C., and Thelma B. Watson of Ashburn. Services: 11 a.m.

today in Rose Hill Cemetery, Ashburn. The Rev. Larry Dean will officiate. Perry Funeral Chapel in Ashburn has charge of arrangements. Larry Brown ELKO Larry Brown, 35, of 113 Hodges Road died Tuesday a Perry hospital.

Born in Houston County, he was the son of the late Hollis Brown Jr. Survivors: children, LaCristal Brown, Reall Brown, Tomarco Brown and Antonio Brown, all of Atlanta; mother, Mary Brown of Elko; sister, Betty Brown of Elko; grandfather, Hollis Brown Sr. of Hawkinsville. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday in Richardson Funeral Home, Perry.

Burial: Shiloh Church Cemetery, Henderson. The Rev. Harold Ross will officiate. Jack Champion Jr. BARNESVILLE Jack Champion 44, of Ramah Church Road died Wednesday in an Atlanta hospital.

Born in Newberry, S.C., he lived in Lamar County for a number of years and was the son of the late Jack E. Champion Sr. He was an employee of Delta Air Lines and was a Lutheran. Survivors: wife, Patricia Gail Moncrief Champion of Barnesville; children, Wendy Dena Champion and Jack E. Champion III, both of Barnesville; mother, Nina Folk Champion of East Point; sister and brother, Helen Champion Brown of Fayetteville and Michael Champion of Key West, Fla.

Services: 11 a.m. today in Lamar Memory Gardens, Barnesville. The Rev. Jefferey M. Halenza will officiate.

Visitation: 9:30 until 10 a.m. today in Williams Funeral Home in Barnesville. Ruby Lee Cox Ruby Lee Cox of 2842 Vineville Ave. died Wednesday in a local hospital. A lifelong resident of Macon, she was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors: husband, Carl Cox of Macon; children, Sandra Armstrong of Atlanta, Arthurene Davis of Cordele and Hugh M. Mize of Darien; sister, Marie Cranford of Macon; nine grandchildren; and 10 great -grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. today in Hart's Mortuary. Burial: Riverside Cemetery.

The Revs. John Wood and Charles Horne will officiate. Lemmie Eugene Davis DUBLIN Lemmie Eugene "Boots" Davis, 58, of Route 3 died Tuesday in a local hospital. A lifelong resident of Laurens County, he was the son of the late Homer Lee and Syble Purvis Davis and was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. He was a retired employee of Laurens County.

Survivors: wife, Norma A. Davis of Dublin; children, Lugenia Davis of Cadwell, Jeffery Lee HART'S Joe Childs, Pres. Funeral Notices COX, Ruby Lee: of 2842 Vineville Ave. died Wednesday in a local hospital. Survivors: husband, Carl Cox of Macon; two daughters, Sandra Armstrong of Atlanta and Arthurene Davis of Cordele; son, Hugh M.

Mize of Darien; nine grandchildren; 10 -grandchildren; sister, Marie Cranford of Macon; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 4 p.m. today in the chapel of Hart's Mortuary. The Revs. John Wood and Charles Horne will officiate.

Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements HARALSON. Lonie 88, of 36 Brigham Payne City, died Thursday in a local hospital. Graveside services will be be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.

Dr. Neal Wall will officiate. Visitation: 6 until 8 tonight in Hart's Mortuary. The family may be contacted at 36 Brigham Payne City. Hart's Mortuary has charge arrangements.

MASON, Bonnie: Services have been entrusted to Hart's Mortuary and will be announced later. McGOLDRICK, Sister M. Anne: of Mount de Sales residence died Thursday at Villa in Baltimore. A rosary will be offered at 7:30 tonight in Hart's Mortuary. A Mercy Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at' 1 p.m.

Saturday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Father John Cuddy will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Joseph Patrick McGoldrick, Robert McGoldrick, Phil McGoldrick, John McGoldrick, Danny McGoldrick, Bill Broker, Dr.

Robert Broker, Patrick Broker, Chris Geeslin, Mark Geeslin and Joey Geeslin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Sisters of Mercy Retirement Fund, 744 College Macon 31201 or to the Mount de Sales Building Fund, P.O. Box 6136, Macon 31213. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements. STUCKEY, Frances Findlay: 72, of 1005 Elberta Road, Apt.

63, Warner Robins, died Wednesday in a local hospital after an extended illness. Services will beheld at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Hart's Mortuary. Elder Gary Hall will officiate. Interment will be held at 4 p.m.

today in Pleasant Plains Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Danville. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements. Davis of Charlottesville, Duncan Eric Davis of the U.S. Navy stationed in Bremerton, and Anthony Robert Davis of Dublin; sister, Carol Brantley of Dublin; and three grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m.

today in Rock Springs Baptist Church near Dublin. Burial: the church cemetery. The Revs. Clarence Keene and Bobby Jones will officiate. Townsend Brothers Funeral Home in Dublin has charge of arrangements.

Money Felton CORDELE Money Felton, 84, of Apt. 110-A, Bass Street, died April 8 in Albany. Born in Dooly County, he was a farm worker. Survivors: wife, Clara M. Felton of Cordele; children, Roosevelt Felton and Mary Lee Blackshear, both of Albany, Arthur Lee Felton and Jimmie Lee Felton, both of Orlando, Willie James Felton and Green Cove Springs, Robert Felton of Houston, Texas, Mary Ruth Williams of Jacksonville, and Mary Ellen Daniel of Cordele; and 44 grandchildren.

Services: 3 p.m. Saturday in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Tremont Road, Cordele. Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Pinehurst. J.W Williams Funeral Directors in Cordele has charge of arrangements. Harry C.

Holmes CORDELE Harry C. Holmes, 84, of 238 Valhalla Road died Thursday in a local hospital. Born in Crisp County, he was a member of First Baptist Church in Cordele and was a Mason and a Shriner. He was a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies and was an Air Force veteran, serving in World War II and the Korean wars. He commanded an aircraft repair ship in New Guinea during World War II, flew the Berlin airlift and was one of the original flight engineers for the Army Air Corps.

He was a Department of Defense employee during the Vietnam War. Survivors: wife, Josephine L. Holmes of Cordele; stepchildren, D.C. Folsom and R.C. Folsom, both of Tulsa, and W.E.

Means of Atlanta; sisters, Lillian Scarborough of Fitzgerald and Mildred Goforth of Vienna. Services: 4:30 p.m. today in Vienna City Cemetery with full military honors. The Rev. Ellis Taff will officiate.

Bowen-NeSmith Funeral Home in Vienna has charge of arrangements. Pennie Vickers Knowles HAWKINSVILLE Pennie Vickers Knowles, 85, of Sixth Street died Tuesday i in a local hospital. Born in Bleckley County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Lizzie Vickers and was the widow of Morgan Knowles Sr. She was a member of Green Grove Baptist Church in Hawkinsville and the Hawkinsville Senior Citizens Club and was a homemaker. Survivors: children, Morgan Knowles Jr.

and Lizzie Knowles, both of Hawkinsville, L.C. Knowles of St. Petersburg, Clara Williams of Atlanta and Johnny Knowles, Lena Philand Minnie Knowles, all of Chicago; sisters and lips brother, Pearlie Wimberly of Miami, Mamie Davis of Elmhurst, N.Y., and Luther Vickers of Cochran; 21 and 12 great grandchildren. Services: 2 grandchildren; Saturday in Christian Baptist Church, Bleckp.m. ley County.

Burial: the church cemetery. The Rev. Carlton Martin will officiate. Visitation: The family may be contacted at the residence. Tharpe Funeral Home in Hawkinsville has charge of arrangements.

Edgar Laster PLAINS Edgar Laster died April 12 in a local nursing home. Born in Sumter County, he was the son of the late Joe and Alzora Laster and was a member of New Lebanon Baptist Church and Mitchell Grove Baptist Church. He served as deacon, president of the Usher's Convention for 17 years and was chairman of the Usher's Union. Survivors: wife, Rosa Jackson Laster of Plains; children, Annie L. Grace and Allene Laster, both of Canton, Ohio, Edgar Laster Jr.

of Cordele, John A. Laster of Tampa, Eddie L. Laster of Plains and James A. Laster and Oscar Laster, both of Atlanta; sisters and brothers, Katie B. Allen of Moss Point, Mary C.

Tatum of Massachusetts, Joe Laster of Leary, William Laster of Jacksonville, and Grover Tullis of Smithville; 26 grandchildren; a 37 great grandchildren; and 13 great great grandchildren. Services: were held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Cedar Spring Baptist Church, Sumter County. Burial: the church cemetery. The Rev.

J.W. Lundy will officiate. Barnum Funeral Home in Americus had charge of arrangements. Lizzie Bankston Lockett BARNESVILLE Lizzie Bankston Lockett, 64, of Route 3, Box 223, died Monday at her residence. Born in Lamar County, she was a member of Sugar Hill AME Church in Barnesville and a domestic worker.

Survivors: children, Kizzie Gooden of Newark, N.J., Annie Byrd of Culloden, Minnie McMullin, Ada Walker, Willie Lockett and Harold Lockett, all of Barnesville, Nellie Fennelle of Macon and John Lockett of Forsyth; mother, Rosa Roundfield of Barnesville; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday in Sugar Hill AME Church, Barnesville. Burial: Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Barnesville. The Rev.

B.L. Broussard will officiate. Visitation: The family may be contacted at the residence. Bentley and Sons Funeral Home in Barnesville has charge of arrangements. Louis Luke FITZGERALD Louis Luke, 86, of Route 3 died Hill Wednesday in Fitzgerald.

A lifelong resident of Ben County, he was a farmer and the son of the late David Zechariah and Betsey Ann Tomberlin Luke. He was a member of Abba Baptist Church in Ben Hill County for 65 years, was a Mason and past worshipful master of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors: wife, Thelma Williams Luke of Fitzgerald; children, Gene Luke and Arbie Palmer, both of Fitzgerald, Jimmy Luke of Raleigh, N.C., Nita Clements of Rebecca and Lillian Cleghorn of Plymouth, sister and brother, Martha Jane Gentry and Weldon Luke, both of Fitzgerald; seven grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. Services: 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Abba Baptist Church, Ben Hill County.

Burial: Luke Cemetery, Ben Hill County. The Revs. Howard Kitchens, Horace Holcomb and Larry Clements will officiate. Visitation: 7 until 9 tonight in Paulk Funeral Home, Fitzgerald. Margaret Thompson McDuffie VIDALIA Margaret Thompson McDuffie, 51, of 1308 Pearl St.

died Wednesday at her residence. Born in Soperton, she was the daughter of the late George T. Dean and was a member of Helena Baptist Church. She was a bookkeeper. Survivors: son, Greg McDuffie of Stone Mountain; mother, Edith M.

Dean of Somerset, SNOW'S MEMORIAL CHAPELS FUNERAL NOTICES 746 Cherry St. 3077 Pio Nono Ave. BARFIELD, Mrs. Martha Tyner: 83, of 200 Pierce Ave. died Tuesday.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Christ Episcopal Church. Burial was private. The Rev. Victor Frederiksen officiated.

Serving as pallbearers were: Chris Sheridan Marlin Gilbert, Doug Brown, Billy Thum, Jack Spears and Walter Massey Ill. Snow's Memorial Chapels, Cherry Street, had charge of arrangements. Index to obituaries Full obituarles are alphabetically arranged below: Middle Georgia Ernestine Merrell Adams, Dooling Jerry Michael Barron, Gordon Augusta Bazley, Cochran James H. Brannon, Dublin Bessie B. Brown, Ashburn Jack Champion Barnesville Lemmie Eugene Davis, Dublin Money Felton, Cordele Harry C.

Holmes, Cordele Pennie Vickers Knowles, Hawkinsville Edgar Laster, Plains Lizzie Bankston Lockett, Barnesville Louis Luke, Fitzgerald Margaret Thompson McDuffie, Vidalia Nettie McGhee, Dooling Oscar Ogburn, Gordon Mary Crawford Peavy, Milledgeville Pearlie Lee Uptain, Fitzgerald Arthur W. Williams, Americus Ruby Lee Cox, Macon Charles E. Starley, Macon Larry Brown, Elko Arrangements Incomplete Not all detalls were completed by press time. Please contact the funeral home listed for more Information Willie J. Hunter, 832 Maynard Macon, Hutchings Funeral Home, Macon.

Ky. Services: 10 a.m. today in Helena City Cemetery. The Rev. Hobson Brown will officiate.

Lowe's Funeral Home in Helena has charge of arrangements. Nettie McGhee DOOLING Nettie McGhee, 73, of Route 1, Box 476, died Monday in an Ideal nursing home. Born in Macon County, she was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Dooling. Survivors: cousin, Pearlean Thomas of Dooling. Services: were held at 2 p.m.

Thursday in New Bethel Baptist Church, Dooling. Burial: was in Brown Chapel Church Cemetery, Montezuma. The Rev. W.J. Harris officiated.

Community Funeral Home in Montezuma had charge of arrangements. Oscar Ogburn GORDON Oscar Ogburn, 70, of Main Street died Monday in an Augusta hospital. Born in Laurens County, he was the son of the late Elihue and Marie Ogburn and was an employee of the O.D. Curry Co. in Dublin.

He was a a a a a a a a a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Gordon. Survivors: wife, Katherine Ogburn of Toomsboro; children, Katherine Ray and Dexter and Nathaniel Ogburn and Oscar Ogburn both of Dublin; sister and brothers, Lilia Bell Knight, J.C. Ogburn and Willie Ogburn, all of Dublin; and three grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday in Shiloh Baptist Church, Gordon.

Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Gordon. The Revs. O.L. Morris and W.B. Harris will officiate.

Visitation: The family be contacted today at the residence. L. Jordan may Taylor Funeral Home in Gordon has charge of arrangements. Mary Crawford Peavy MILLEDGEVILLE Mary Crawford Peavy, 66, died Thursday at her residence. Born in Washington County, she lived in Baldwin County for a number of years and was a member of Olive Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors: husband. Calvin C. Peavy Sr. of Milledgeville; children, Dianne Becker and Larry Peavy, both of Milledgeville and Calvin C. Peavy Jr.

of Tennille; sister, Addie Herring of Milledgeville; and two grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday in Moores Funeral Home, Milledgeville. The Rev. Doyle Middlebrooks will officiate.

Burial: will be private. Visitation: 7 until 9 tonight in the funeral home. Charles E. Starley Charles E. Starley, 97, of 2924 Millerfield Road died Monday in a Dublin hospital.

He was a retired mechanic and a World War II Army veteran and attended First Christian Church. He was a member of Toomsboro First Christian Church, VFW and the American Legion Post No. 74. Survivors: wife, Jonnie C. Starley of Macon; nieces and nephew, Eva Hall of Milledgeville, Lillian Tarpley of Jeffersonville, Carolyn Youngblood of McIntyre and Adrian Daniel.

Services: were held 11 a.m. Wednesday in Macon Memorial Park. The Rev. Joe McDaniel officiated. Hart's Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

Pearlie Lee Uptain FITZGERALD Pearlie Lee Uptain, 86, of 511 W. Ohoopee St. died Wednesday in a local hospital. Born in Franklin County, she lived in Ben Hill County for the past 40 years, moving from Alabama. She was the widow of John Wesley Uptain and was the daughter of the late Robert and Emily Carpenter Mitchell.

She was a homemaker and a member of Pilot Hill Baptist Church in Vina, Ala. She attended Morning Side Baptist Church in Fitzgerald. Survivors: children, R.C. Uptain, Flossie Gills and Laverne Adair, all of Fitzgerald; sisters, Edna Hamrick of Nettleton, and Gwendola Belcher of Shottsville, 28 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; and 22 great great grandchildren. Services: 4p.m.

today in Paulk Funeral Home, Fitzgerald. Burial: 4 p.m. Saturday in Pilot Hill Cemetery, Vina. The Rev. Jerry McDaniel will officiate.

Arthur W. Williams AMERICUS Arthur W. Williams died Saturday in a local hospital. Born in Sumter County, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs.

Virgil Williams. Survivors: wife, Annie Maude Williams of Americus; children, Arthur Melvin Williams of Chesapeake, Byron Bernard Williams of Columbus and Andre Williams and Sheryl Ann Griffin, both of Americus; sisters and brothChristine Greene and Furlow Williams, both of ers, Americus, Hazel Harp of Oglethorpe, Mary Dean Williams of Andersonville and Thomas Williams of Ellaville; and four grandchildren. Services: were held at 3:30 Thursday in Spring Hill Baptist Church, Amerip.m. cus. Burial: was in Eastview Cemetery, Americus.

The Rev. Eddie Henderson officiated. Barnum Funeral Home in Americus had charge of arrangements. IN LOVING MEMORY OF MRS. THELMA JONES PENIX April 19, 1987 Sadly Missed By The Penix, Lightfoot and Jones Families In Loving Memory Of Our Mother MRS.

CARRIE PITTS Who departed this life on April 17, 1989 WE LOVE YOU, MOTHER YOUR FAMILY.

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