Lydia Williams Carden
Services for Lydia Williams Carden, 78, Thomasville, are at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home in Moultrie. The Rev. Buford Groves will officiate and interment is in Sardis Cemetery. Mrs. Carden died Sept. 28 in Thomasville. Born Dec. 8, 1927 in Funston, she was a daughter of the late Lessie Dunn Williams and Robert Lumpkin Williams. She was a loving mother, grandmother and homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Eldred G. (Buddy) Carden; sons, Robert G. Carden, David L. Carden and wife, Rhonda; daughters, Gail C. Marr and husband, Robert F., Barbara J. Roberts and husband, Michael C.; brothers, Thomas Williams and wife, Bonnie of Lizella, Silas Lloyd Williams of Nichols, Talmadge Lamar Williams and wife, Mary Alice of Moultrie; twin sister, Lilly W. Kirby and husband, Mack of Stockbridge, Edith W. Whitehead of Moultrie, Karen W. Perkins and husband, Pete of Moultrie; grandchildren, Robert F. Marr III and wife, Chris, Angela Michelle Gillis and husband, Wesley, Robert G. Carden Jr. and wife, April, Elizabeth R. McDonald and husband, John, Michael T. Roberts, Derek A. Carden and wife, Phyllis, Jessica R. Lewis and husband, Darrell, Amber C. Beamon and husband, Joe, Brandon O. Carden; and 16 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., today. — Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home
Cecil Calvert Connell
Services for Cecil Calvert Connell, Cairo, are at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at Pine Level Baptist Church in Cairo. Interment follows in Pine Level Cemetery. Mr. Connell died Sept. 28 in Whigham. Born Dec. 25, 1923, in Grady County, he was a son of the late Raymond Walter Connell and Gertrude Hall Connell. He was married to Sarah Ponder on Dec. 7, 1949, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 30, 2004. He was a retired farmer and a member of Pine Level Baptist Church where he was a deacon emeritus. Mr. Connell served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, David C. and Peggy Connell, Ronnie and Jane Connell, Ray and Donna Connell; daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Lyndon Bruckerhoff all of Cairo; grandchildren, Emilee Connell, Luke Connell, Zane Connell, Sarah Connell, Wayne Connell and wife, Gloria, Wendy Wheeler and husband, Jim, Daniel Connell, Amanda Mathis, Brad Mathis and wife, Amanda all of Cairo, Laci Bruckerhoff, Ryan Bruckerhoff, Chris Bruckerhoff all of Columbia, S.C.; great-grandchildren, Dawson Connell, Jacob Connell, Jon Thomas Wheeler all of Cairo; brother, Graham Connell and wife, Doris of Whigham; and a brother-in-law, John Hawkins of Eufaula, Ala. He was preceded in death by a sister, Cathryn Hawkins. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., today at the funeral home. — Clark Funeral Home
Joy W. Horne
Services for Joy W. Horne, 85, Pelham, are at at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Nathan Fowler and the Rev. Steve Wooten will officiate and interment is in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Stacy Mills, Dewey Howell, Kevin Bass, Keith Mills, Trey Godwin and Robert Wood. Honorary pallbearers are Carol Whigham, Lee Thompson, Rabun Whigham, Clyde White and Byron Guess. Mrs. Horne died Sept. 27 in Mitchell County. Born Feb. 11, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Eligh Whigham and Annie Dickie. She was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church and retired supervisor from Lee County Manufacturing Company. Survivors include daughters, Gail Mills of Whigham, Wanda Lodge of Camilla, Charlotte Bass of Albany, Sandra Guess and husband, Byron of Thomasville; grandchildren, Dewey Howell and wife, Melissa of Pelham, Marchelle Godwin and husband, Trey of Pelham, Keith Mills and wife, Lorraine of Albany, Stacy Mills and wife, Karis of Whigham, Kevin Bass and wife, Renee of Jacksonville, Fla., Angel Harrington and husband, Keith of Leesburg, Delonda Wood and husband, Robert of Albany; great-grandchildren, Samantha and Taylor Harrington of Leesburg, Kyle Howell of Pelham, MacKenzie Mills of Albany, Mason Wood of Albany, Kade Godwin of Pelham, Madison and Brady Bass of Jacksonville, Fla., Ali Covington of Pelham; and great-great-grandchild, Summer Thompson of Pelham. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., today. Visitors may sign the online guest register at www.jamerson-braswell.com. — Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home
Dorothy Mae Jackson
Services for Dorothy Mae Jackson, 67, Coolidge, are at noon, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at New Bethel Baptist Church. The Rev. Charles Moore, pastor, the Rev. Alex German will officiate and interment is in Peaceful Rest Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Robert Leroy, John Esther, Norris Slater, Kenneth Tucker and Cedrick Jones. Mrs. Jackson died Sept. 21 at Archbold Hospital. Born June 19, 1939, in Thomasville, she was a daughter of the late Johnny Hilliard Sr. and Margaret Bivins Hilliard. She attended Coolidge schools and was disabled. Survivors include sisters, Bertha J. Battle, Betty Hines, Lillie Ramos all of Coolidge, Delores Singletary of Thomasville; Johnny Hilliard Jr. and Samuel Hilliard both of Coolidge. — Grooms Funeral Home
Eva Mae Daniels James
Services for Eva Mae Daniels James, Cairo, are at noon, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at Beulah Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Dellise Cox will officiate and interment is in Crestview Cemetery. Active pallbearers are John Kelly, Cedric Mobley, Benjamin Donald, Eric Thomas, Eddie Johnson and Robert James. Mrs. James died Sept. 24 at Grady General Hospital. Born in Moultrie, she was a daughter of the late Frank Daniels and Mary Lightfoot Daniels Jackson. She was married to Roosevelt James. She attended Colquitt County Public Schools and was a member of Beulah Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include a devoted friend, Robert Bryant of Cairo; sons, Willie Daniels (Annie Kate), Isiah Leaks (Dawn) all of Cairo; daughter, Shirley James (John) of Cairo; son, Robert James (Lisa) of Cairo; daughters, Betty Mobley (Cedric), Ruby Hall (Lawrence) all of Cairo; husband, Roosevelt James of Cairo; brothers, Jasper Daniels (Mattie Mae), Charlie Daniels (Mattie B.) all of Cairo; sister, Susie Stanley of Miami, Fla.; a special niece, Mary Riles; a special nephew, Willie Walker; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. — Weston’s Funeral Home
John L. Robertson Jr.
Services for John L. Robertson Jr., 74, 469 Knoll Rd., Thomasville, are at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church, 4293 Hall Rd., Thomasville. The Rev. Kenneth L. Boyd Sr., pastor, and Pastor John R. Gensmer of Faith Lutheran Church in Tallahassee, Fla., officiating and interment is in Staley Memorial Gardens in Americus on Monday. Active pallbearers are deacons of Springhill M.B. Church. Mr. Robertson died Sept. 22 at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta. Born July 11, 1932, in Latta, S.C., he was a son of the late John L. and Marie Robertson. He was married to Anna T. Clark. He attended Latimer High School and Allen University. He served and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. A Purple Heart recipient, he was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and National Purple Hearts Association. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Tallahassee. He had lived here for five years after relocating from Windsor, Conn. where he retired as department supervisor for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft. Survivors include his wife, Anna Robertson of Thomasville; sons, John III and wife, Rosemary of Atlanta, Michael and wife, Suzanne of South Windsor, Conn., Carlton Robertson of Thomasville; daughters, Miranda Robertson of Atlanta, Deborah and husband, Darrel Weston of Dillon, S.C.; eight grandchildren; sisters, Eloise McCrimmon of Baltimore, Md., Elizabeth and husband, James McCoy, Geneva and husband, Thomas Moore all of Plaindille, Conn., Marie and husband, James Davis of Dale City, Va., Beverly and husband, Archie McCleod of Dillon, S.C.; brothers, Archie and wife, Sarah of Latta, S.C., David and wife, Frances of New Britian, Conn.; sister-in-law, Ada Robertson of Dillon, S.C.; special family friend, Elizabeth Kinne of Bloomfield, Conn.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins. He was preceded in death by brothers, Louis Albert Walker, Julius Robertson; and a granddaughter, Tai Morgan. The viewing is from 2 to 8:30 p.m., today at the funeral home. The procession will assemble at 11:30 a.m., Saturday at the residence. — Hadley’s Funeral Home
Vashtye S. Thornton
Graveside services for Vashtye S. Thornton, 82, of Opelika, Ala., and formerly of Thomasville, are at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, in Roxana Cemetery in Camp Hill, Ala. The Rev. Don Aubrey will officiate. Mrs. Thornton died Sept. 27. She was born Oct. 15, 1923. She was a member of Opelika-Auburn Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Survivors include a son, Roger G. Thornton of Opelika, Ala.; daughters, Virginia Dale Caswell of Salem, S.C., Arlene Mosley of Beaureguard, Ala.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Opelika-Auburn Seventh-Day Adventists, 2335 Bent Creek Rd., Auburn, Ala. 36830. — Langley Funeral Home of Camp Hill, Ala.
Burdine (Burt) Pollock Jackson, 69, of Bainbridge, died Wednesday at Archbold Hospital in Thomasville. — Ivey Funeral Home
Joanne Robinson McPatter, 65, Franklin Park, N.J., and formerly of Thomasville, died Wednesday in Franklin Park. Local survivors include a sister, Carolyn Robinson Adams; nieces, Felicia Adams, Angelita Wyche and Kimberly Adams Peeks all of Thomasville. — Gleason Funeral Home, Somerset, N.J.
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