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Tuesday 07/28/2015
Charles A. Dorminy
Posted: July 28, 2015 - 3:10 pm

DOTHAN, AL - Charles A. Dorminy, 86, formerly of Cordele/Warwick, GA passed away in peace at his home with his family in Dothan on Monday, July 13, 2015. He has resided there with his son and daughter-in-law and grandchildren for the past four years. Charles was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served for 22 years. All 5 of his sons served in the Navy as well.

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Thursday 07/23/2015
Sharon Rountree Hobbs
Posted: July 23, 2015 - 5:48 pm

PITTS – Funeral services for Sharon Rountree Hobbs, 63, were held at 11:00 am, Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Pitts Baptist Church. Burial followed at Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Bill Kent officiated the services.

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Brenda I. Hughes
Posted: July 23, 2015 - 5:49 pm

CORDELE — Funeral services for Brenda I. Hughes, 68, were held at 11:00 am, Monday, July 20, 2015 at Hughes and Wright Funeral Home with Lee Guerry officiating.

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David Matthew Gifford
Posted: July 23, 2015 - 5:44 pm

VIENNA — David Matthew Gifford, 63 of Vienna, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 17, 2015 at his residence.

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Benjamin Marlow Watson
Posted: July 23, 2015 - 5:46 pm

MARIETTA, GA —  Benjamin Marlow Watson, 66, died July 15, 2015, after a prolonged illness.

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Terry Odom
Posted: July 23, 2015 - 5:47 pm

WARWICK — Funeral services for Terry Odom, 64, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Acorn Pond Baptist Church with the committal service following in Story-Odom Cemetery in Worth County.

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Cecil C. “Pat” Patterson
Posted: July 23, 2015 - 5:47 pm

CORDELE — Funeral services for Cecil C. “Pat” Patterson, 95, were held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 19, 2015 in the chapel of Hughes & Wright Funeral Home..  with Rev. Don Howell officiating.

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Tuesday 07/21/2015
Bobby Wyndell Davis
Posted: July 21, 2015 - 5:02 pm

CORDELE – Bobby Wyndell Davis, 82, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015 at his home on Lake Blackshear.

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Monday 07/20/2015
David Matthew Gifford
Posted: July 20, 2015 - 8:15 am

David Matthew Gifford, 63 of Vienna, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 17, 2015 at his residence.

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Thursday 07/16/2015
Carleen Cordelia Gaddy Tyner
Posted: July 16, 2015 - 6:10 pm

ROME, GA - A resident of Cordele for over 60 years, Carleen Cordelia Gaddy Tyner was born April 27, 1928 in Lanett, Alabama to Rev. Hubert E. and Essie Mae (Waites) Gaddy. She passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Riverwood Remembrance Village in Rome, GA.

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Monday 07/06/2015
Felton H. Blackstock
Posted: July 06, 2015 - 10:40 am

FITZGERALD - Felton H. Blackstock, 87, of Fitzgerald, Georgia, died Friday, July 3, 2015, at Pruitt Health in Ocilla.

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Thursday 07/02/2015
Robert Louie Tanner
Posted: July 02, 2015 - 2:13 pm

AMERICUS — Robert Louie Tanner, 82, of Americus, GA, formerly of Albany, GA, died June 16, 2015 at Magnolia Manor Retirement Center.

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Michael Chandler Lewis
Posted: July 02, 2015 - 7:22 am

CORDELE – Funeral services for Michael Chandler Lewis, 58, will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Pinecrest Baptist Church. A private burial will held at Sunnyside Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Hughes & Wright Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Michael died at his residence Sunday, June 28, 2015 following a brief illness.

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Wednesday 07/01/2015
Erma Louise Massey
Posted: July 01, 2015 - 8:30 am

CORDELE - Funeral service for Erma Louise Massey of Cordele will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015 in the chapel of Rainey Family Funeral Services. 

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Friday 06/26/2015
Willie Dorough Arnett
Posted: June 26, 2015 - 4:36 pm

JACKSONVILLE  — Willie Dorough “Sonny” Arnett, 83, passed away June 21, 2015.

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Rev. Ray Burnette
Posted: June 26, 2015 - 4:27 pm

CORDELE — A celebration of the life he lived will be held for Rev. Ray Burnette of Cordele at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2015 at Penia Baptist Church.

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Ernestine “Teen” Chandler Parker
Posted: June 26, 2015 - 4:12 pm

CORDELE – Funeral services Ernestine “Teen” Chandler Parker, 89, will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Penia Baptist Church.

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Barbara Patricia “Patti” Smith
Posted: June 26, 2015 - 3:50 pm

CORDELE — Funeral services for Barbara Patricia “Patti” Smith were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 20, 2015 in the chapel of Hughes & Wright Funeral Home. Dr. John Smith officiated the service.

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Thursday 06/11/2015
Deborah Ann Smith
Posted: June 11, 2015 - 11:08 am

 CORDELE - Fr. Larry Williams conducted the graveside service for Deborah Ann Smith, 64, of Americus at Evergreen Memorial Gardens  at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2015.  The service was opened with “Jesus Loves Me” and Debbie’s favorite song “Sugar, Sugar” was played during the service.  She passed away Monday at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus.  Deborah was born in Akron, Ohio and was the daughter of Boyd L. Smith and the late Ruthroselyn Jacoby Smith. She is survived by her father, Boyd L. Smith of Cordele;  two sisters and their husbands, Sandy and Ernie Rhodes of Cordele and Denise and Greg Farmer of Vienna; three nephews, Joyle Rhodes and his wife, Kim of Cordele, Benjamin "Bam" Moore of Pinehurst, and Hunter Farmer of Vienna; and a great-niece, Macy Johnson of Cordele.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Cynthia Smith Moore.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to MTR Group Home, P.O. Drawer 1348, Americus, GA 31709 or to the charity of your choice.  Arrangements are by Rainey Family Funeral Services.  An online guestbook is available at www.raineyfuneral.com

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Grace Daniel Attaway
Posted: June 11, 2015 - 8:19 am

PERRY - Grace Daniel Attaway, age 88 of Perry, formerly of Pitts, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in the Perry Hospital.  Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, June 13th in the M. G. Frazier Memorial Chapel of Frazier and Son Funeral Home.  Visitation will be one hour before the service in the chapel from 10-11:00 AM.  Reverend Bill Kent and Reverend David Clark will officiate.  Interment will be Wednesday, June 17th in the family plot in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Joliet, IL.

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Monday 06/08/2015
Gail Ray
Posted: June 08, 2015 - 5:55 pm

CORDELE — Funeral services for Gail Ray, 66, will be at 4, Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Hughes & Wright Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Tremont cemetery

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Veda Jeanetta McKinney
Posted: June 08, 2015 - 5:53 pm

CORDELE — Funeral services for Veda Jeanetta McKinney, 88, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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Christine D. Bailey
Posted: June 08, 2015 - 5:50 pm

AMERICUS — Graveside funeral services for Christine D. Bailey, 92, will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Sunnyside Cemetery

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William Curtis Clark
Posted: June 08, 2015 - 5:52 pm

SYLVESTER — Funeral services for William Curtis Clark, 59, were held at 4 p.m., Monday, June 1, 2015 at Hughes & Wright Funeral Home with Rev. Damon Fountain officiating.

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Wednesday 06/03/2015
Geneva Cofer
Posted: June 03, 2015 - 11:29 am

CORDELE – Funeral services for Geneva Cofer, 88, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 5, 2015 at the original location of Cordele First Baptist Church on 13th Avenue. Burial will follow at Arabi Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Hughes & Wright Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

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Mary Elizabeth Smith Arnett
Posted: June 03, 2015 - 11:32 am

HAMPTON – Graveside services for Mary Elizabeth Smith Arnett, 94, were held at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Dorough Cemetery.  Rev. Royce Freeman officiated the service.

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Tuesday 06/02/2015
Rev. Danny Paul Powers
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 5:17 pm

CORDELE — Funeral services for Rev. Danny Paul Powers, 63, will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Pleasant View Baptist Church.

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Scott Hearn
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 4:54 pm

CORDELE — Funeral services for Scott Hearn will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 1, 2015 in the chapel Of Rainey Family Funeral Services with the committal service following in Sunnyside Cemetery.

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Glenda Sue Downie
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 4:56 pm

WARWICK — Glenda Sue Downie, 68, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015 at Crisp Regional Hospital. 

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Christine D. Bailey
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 4:57 pm

AMERICUS — Graveside funeral services for Christine D. Bailey, 92, will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Sunnyside Cemetery.

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Monday 06/01/2015
Brandon Cohen Smith
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 11:26 am

Brandon Cohen Smith

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Ford L. Durham
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 11:16 am

UNADILLA - Ford L. Durham, age 90, of Unadilla, died Friday, May 29, 2015, at Leisure Life in Unadilla.

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Thursday 05/28/2015
Michael “Mike” Nelson Cox
Posted: May 28, 2015 - 5:11 pm

CORDELE — Funeral services for Michael “Mike” Nelson Cox, 63, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Pinecrest Baptist Church.

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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Jewel Christmas Jacobs
Posted: May 26, 2015 - 10:40 am

CORDELE - Funeral services for Jewel Christmas Jacobs, 88 of Cordele will be held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in the chapel Of Rainey Family Funeral Services. The committal service will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 6:00 until 8:00 at the funeral home.  Mrs. Jacobs  passed away Sunday at Crisp Regional Hospital.  She was born in Dooly County and was the daughter of the late Julius David and Maebell Nelson Christmas. As a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she always enjoyed being a homemaker.  She was an active member of New Covenant Church Of Cordele where she was active in her Sunday School class.  She also enjoyed sewing, word puzzles and jigsaw puzzles.  Mrs. Jacobs is survived by three children and their spouses, Linda and Kenny Faircloth, Patty Dean, and George Wesley "Buddy"  and Tamara Jacobs, all of Cordele; a son-in-law, Clark Henderson; eight grandchildren, Allan Henderson, Steven Henderson, Denise Smith and her husband, Pete, Becky Goins, Tiffany Hardin, Brandon Dean and his wife, Amanda, Hillary Jacobs and Wes Jacobs and his wife, Megan; eleven great-grandchildren, Austin Henderson, Ashley Henderson, Jesse Smith, Lexi Goins, Jake Goins, Taylor Hardin, Shelby Hardin, Kaylee Hardin, Savannah Dean, Garrett Dean and Lilly Jacobs; and three great-great-grandchildren, Emma Straka, Mason Hyatt and Paxon Hyatt.  She was preceded in death by her husband, George Wesley Jacobs, Sr., a daughter, Dolores Henderson; a son-in-law, Rickey Dean; six brothers, and three sisters.  The family may be contacted at the residence of Patty Dean at 2020 Royal Road, Cordele. 

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Thursday 05/21/2015
Ray Edwards
Posted: May 21, 2015 - 8:14 am

CORDELE — Memorial services for Ray Edwards, 68, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 22, 2015 at Dorough Cemetery on Midway Road. Rev. J. T. Smith will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 10 AM at the Midway Community Clubhouse on Midway Road.

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Tuesday 05/19/2015
James Larry Stripling
Posted: May 19, 2015 - 9:30 am

CLAYTON, GA  — Funeral services for James Larry Stripling, 64, of Mt. Airy, Ga., formerly of Warwick, Ga., will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Lake Blackshear Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Warwick United Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

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Monday 05/18/2015
Harry Russell Connell
Posted: May 18, 2015 - 8:04 am

Cordele - Funeral services for Harry Russell Connell, 84, of Cordele will be held at 2:00 p,m. Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Northern Heights Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Wilcox County.  The family will receive friends at the church Thursday prior to the service beginning at 12:30 p.m. Harry passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Carol Massey Connell.  He was born in Sparks, Cook County and was the son of the late Homer and Eva Mae Folsom Connell.  Harry retired as a Captain in the United States Air Force and from Wal-mart where he worked as a Pharmacy Associate for over 25 years.  He was an active member of Northern Heights Baptist Church where he was a Deacon and a member of the Men's Sunday School Class.  He was much involved in the Senior Citizens Group and was always a willing participant in all Veterans Services.  Harry is survived by his children, Michael Connell of Switzerland, Katherine Niemi and her husband, Bill of Stafford, VA, Joanna Mullins of Clarksville, VA and Trisha Connell of Newark, MD; five step-children, Teri Eaton, Tina Funk, Tony Haag, Tommy Williamson and Paige Smith; two brothers and their wives, Homer and Tina Connell of Grandview, MO and Robert and Nancy Connell of Marietta; nine granchildren, Elizabeth Connell, Emily Connell, Danny Niemi, Bobby Niemi, Jennifer Lamar, Dustin Mullins, Jesse Mullins, Cody Mullings and Tyler Kinelski; and great-grandchldren, Alycia Niemi, Bella Holliday, Tyler Niemi, Devin Lamar, Kali Lamar and Levi Niemi.  Arrangements are by Rainey Family Funeral Services.  An online guestbook is available at www.raineyfuneral.com

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Friday 05/15/2015
Clarence Cossie Odom
Posted: May 15, 2015 - 5:19 pm

WARWICK — Rev. Rob Gray officiated at the graveside service for Clarence Cossie Odom of Warwick was held at Story-Odom Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015. 

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Elizabeth U. “Libby” Gibbs,
Posted: May 15, 2015 - 5:20 pm

ROCHELLE — Elizabeth U. “Libby” Gibbs, age 83, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 in the Magnolia Manor Nursing Center in Americus.

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Robert E. Lee
Posted: May 15, 2015 - 5:22 pm

PERRY — Funeral services for Robert E. Lee will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015 in the chapel of Rainey Family Funeral Services in Cordele.

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Kerry A. Weitman
Posted: May 15, 2015 - 5:22 pm

CORDELE — A memorial service to honor the life of Kerry A. Weitman will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2015 at Andersonville National Cemetery. 

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Laura Bell Bunnell
Posted: May 15, 2015 - 5:21 pm

CORDELE — Funeral services for Laura Bell Bunnell, 87, were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2015 in the chapel of Rainey Family Funeral Services with Rev. Roger Hanson and Rev. Ray Sullivan officiating.

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Tuesday 05/12/2015
Glenis Ann Cox
Posted: May 12, 2015 - 1:10 pm

CORDELE — Glenis Ann Cox, 73, died Sunday, May 10, 2015 at her residence. She was born in Gastonia, N.C. to the late James Clifford Pope and the late Inez Una Pettit Pope.

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Clarence Cossie Odom
Posted: May 12, 2015 - 1:12 pm

WARWICK — A graveside service for Clarence Cossie Odom of Warwick will be held at Story-Odom Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015.

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Edward R. Breedlove
Posted: May 12, 2015 - 1:02 pm

PINEVIEW — Graveside funeral services for Edward R. Breedlove, 72, will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Rev. Blake Westbrook will officiate.

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Monday 05/11/2015
Jarrett G. Morrison
Posted: May 11, 2015 - 9:37 am

ROCHELLE - Jarrett G. Morrison, age 59 of Rochelle, passed away Friday, May 8, 2015 at his residence.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in the First Baptist Church of Rochelle.  Reverend Joey Boney and Reverend Phillip West will officiate.  Interment will be in the family plot in the Morningside Cemetery.

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Thursday 05/07/2015
Robert L. Miller
Posted: May 07, 2015 - 5:23 pm

ABBEVILLE — Robert L. Miller, age 70, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at his residence.

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Mary Anne Richey
Posted: May 07, 2015 - 5:25 pm

ROCHELLE — Mary Anne Richey, age 73 of Rochelle, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Newnan, Ga.

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Shirley Holt Wolfe
Posted: May 07, 2015 - 5:21 pm

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - Shirley Holt Wolfe, 79, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015 at her residence in Port St Lucie, Florida.

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Patricia C. "Pat" Allen
Posted: May 07, 2015 - 5:22 pm

VIENNA — Patricia C. "Pat" Allen, age 68, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele.

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