Oscar P. Mobley

Services for Oscar P. Mobley, Cairo, are at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 13, 2002 at Wilson Chapel M.B. Church where he was a member. The Rev. Dr. Simon Simmons will officiate and interment is in Crestview Cemetery. Active pallbearers are deacons of Wilson Chapel M.B. Church. Mr. Mobley died April 5 at Grady General Hospital. Born in Cairo, he was a son of the late Tommy and Alice Mobley. He was married to Ruden Evans, who preceded him in death, and later married Lora Reed. He attended Grady County public schools and was a self-employed plumber. Survivors include his sons, Livingston (Janice) Mobley of Thomasville, Oscar Bernard Mobley of Dublin; a brother, Tommy (Billie) Mobley of Silver Springs, Md.; sisters-in-law, Arethea Mobley of Long Beach, Calif., Thenia Mobley of Cairo, Nancy Mobley of Atlanta, Rosetta Kindred of Los Angeles, Calif.; brothers-in-law, J.R. Chatmon of Cliffwood, N.J., Roosevelt King of Wrightsville; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. -- Weston's Funeral Home



Eddie Mack Mosley

Services for Eddie Mack Mosley, 46, 1712 N. Martin Luther King Drive, Thomasville, are at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 14, 2002 at Glasgow AME Church, Glasgow Rd., Boston. The Rev. Tommy Horne and the Rev. T.C. Mitchell will officiate and interment is in Glasgow Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Morris McCaskill, Adam Cooney, David Sampson, Alonza Frazier, Willie Joe Mitchell and Levy Robinson. Mr. Mosley died April 8 at his residence. Born Sept. 6, 1955 in Boston, Thomas County, Ga., he was a son of the late Leroy Mosley and Minnie Ola Seabrooks Mosley. Mr. Mosley was a 1973 Thomasville High School graduate, attended Valdosta State University, member Mt. Herman M.B. Church and attended Bethel M.B. Church. He holds specialist degrees in brick masonry, data processing, drafting, computer and served in the U.S. Army. He had lived all his life in Thomas County and worked at Southwestern State Hospital until his disability. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Ellis Mosley of Thomasville; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna (Bennie) Powell of Marietta; a granddaughter, Kiana Rankins of Marietta; his mother, Minnie Ola Mosley of Thomasville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnnie B. Thomas (Shirley) of Rochester, N.Y., Leroy (Rhunette) Mosley of Thomasville, James (Sharon) Mosley of El Paso, Texas; brothers, Musa Mansur Mohammod, Melvin Mosley both of Thomasville; sister and brother-in-law, Estella (Ernest) Colston of Macon; sisters, Mary Lee Brown of Vero Beach, Fla., Minnie Graham of Thomasville, Rosa Mae Rogers of Boston; sister and brother-in-law, Annie (James) Washington of Wilson, N.C.; sister, Hattie Garland of Thomasville; brother and sister-in-law, Mary (Johnny) Young of Thomasville; and a mother-in-law, Hazel Ellis of Thomasville. -- Hadley's Funeral Home



Charlie (C.W.) Lurry

Services for Charlie (C.W.) Lurry, Cairo, are at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 2002 at Evergreen Congregational Church in Beachton. The Rev. Dr. Artis Johnson will officiate and interment is in Crestview Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Jessie Wilson, Colombus Wilson, Charterian Wilson, Joseph Mitchell, Cleveland Glenn Jr. and Joseph Lurry. Mr. Lurry died April 9 in Thomasville. Born in Grady County, he was a son of the late Herbert and Lonney Lurry. He was married to Letty Kelly Lurry, a member of Rocky Hill AME Church and attended Liberty High School in Beachton. Survivors include daughters, Barber Ann Lurry, Cindy Marie Lurry, Lonney Lurry, Lynette Lurry, Beverly Lurry all of Cairo; sons, Tommy (Carolyn) Lurry of Bainbridge, Timothy Lurry of Cairo, Charles Lurry of Cairo; sisters, Eunice Reddick of Thomasville, Bernice (Herman) Grant of Pawley's Island, S.C.; brother, J.C. Lurry of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; aunt, Etta Mae Lurry of Havana, Fla.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. -- Weston's Funeral Home



Timmy Lee Prather

Services for Timmy Lee Prather, 70, 5714 Twelve Mile Post Rd., Boston, are at 2:30 p.m., April 13, 2002 at Bethel





Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a member, with the Rev. T.C. Mitchell, pastor, Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church officiating. Interment is in Peaceful Rest Cemetery in Thomasville. Active pallbearers are nephews of Thomasville, Albany and Columbus. Honorary pallbearers are Bethel Missionary Baptist Church deacons. Mr. Prather died April 9 at Archbold Hospital. Born April 6, 1932 in Gordon, Ala., he was a son of the late Remes and Nancy Prather. He was married to Madie Davis on Jan. 7, 1962 in Thomasville. He was a farm worker, moved from Marianna, Fla. to Thomasville where he had lived for 45 years. Surivors include his wife, Madie Prather of Thomasville; a son, Phillip Prather Sr. of Thomasville; a daughter-in-law, Cynthia Prather of Thomasville; granddaughter, Yetiva Prather of Thomasville; grandsons, Phillip Prather Jr. and Matthew Prather both of Thomasville; mother-in-law, Ethel Davis of Thomasville; brothers, Remes Prather (Viola), R.C. Prather both of Charleston, S.C.; sisters, Annie Pearl Attwood of Monticello, Fla., Alice Rhymes (Monroe) of Marianna; sister-in-law, Annette McMillian of Thomasville; Julia (Willie) Richardson of Valdosta, Henry (Linda) Davis of Albany, Willie (Henrietta) Davis of Albany, Ethel Gordon (Joe Tooms) of Albany, Hansell (Brenda) Davis of California City, Calif.; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends and also the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church family. -- Hatcher-Peoples Funeral Home



John Wesley Smith

Services for John Wesley Smith, 82, 1403 Providence Plaza Apt. 1403, Thomasville, are at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 13, 2002 at Cedar Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1559 Pope Rd., Boston. The Rev. Leonard Spears, pastor officiating, and interment is in Hardshell Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Daniel Smallwood, Ronald McCray, Paul McIntyre, Rosco Smith, Floyd Daniel, Benjamin Smallwood and Lamar Wyche. Mr. Smith died April 3 at his residence. Born Dec. 23, 1919, in Thomas County, he was a son of the late Sonny and Susie Smith. He was married to the late Viola Johnson. A mechanic laborer, he lived 82 years in Thomas County, Boston and Thomasville. He was a member of Cedar Hill Missionary Baptist Church and attended Aucilla School. Survivors include a sister, Flora Mae Nixon of Boston; goddaughters, Mary Adams, Johnnie Mae McCall, Lillie Lewis all of Thomasville; special friend, Constance Marable of Boston; and a host of other relatives and friends. -- Hadley's Funeral Home



Virginia Reynolds Stacey

Services for Virginia Reynolds Stacey, 66, 202 S. College St., Thomasville, are at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 2002 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church where she was a member. The Rev. Curnell Henry will officiate and interment is in Peaceful Rest Cemetery. Active pallbearers are friends of the family. Mrs. Stacey died April 9 at Tallahassee Community Hospital. Born Dec. 18, 1935 in Thomasville, she was a daughter of the late Mattie and J.B. Reynolds. She had lived for 60 years in Thomasville, retired from Georgia Crate and Basket Co., member of Pastors Aide Club and attended Douglass High School . Survivors include her sons, Anthony Reynolds of Atlanta, Gregory Stacey of Honolulu, Hawaii; granddaughter, Alisha Reynolds of Thomasville; grandson, Jonathan Stacey of Honolulu; and granddaughter, Mina Stacey of Honolulu. The family friends will meet at 3 p.m. Saturday for the funeral processional at 202 S. College St. -- Hadley's Funeral Home



William O'Neal (Billy) Thomas Sr.

Services for William O'Neal (Billy) Thomas Sr., 50, 6806 Saganaw Drive, Rex, are at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 2002 at St. Luke CME CHurch, 134 Chatman Drive, Thomasville. The Rev. James N. Greene Jr., pastor, and the Rev. Ananias Hopkins III officiating and assisted by the Rev. Dr. J. Cherry, the Rev. E. Jackson and the Rev. A. Powell. Interment is in Peaceful Rest Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Albert McCoy, Victor Carr, Tony Harris, Carlton Bryant, Jimmy Mitchell, James Bryant, Mark Futch and James Broadnax. Honorary pallbearers are Class of 1969 Washington Co

nsolidated High School, Cairo. Mr. Thomas died April 7 at Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale. Born June 18, 1951 in Camilla, he was a son of Bernice Keaton Thomas and the late Mancy Thomas. He was married to Valencia Howell Thomas, who survives. He was retired from the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant and earned a Vietnam Campaign medal W/60 device, Vietnam Service Medal W/1 Bronze. He was a truck driver, member St. Paul M.B. Church in Whigham, a 1969 graduate of Washington Consolidated High School and 1992 graduate of Thomas Tech. Survivors include his wife, Valencia Thomas of Rex; a son, William O'Neal Thomas Jr. of Rex; a daughter, Sade Jones of Cairo; his mother, Bernice Thomas of Miami, Fla.; sisters, Ethel K. Norwood of Miami, Sandra J. (Gerald) Knight of Cairo; aunts, Audrey Donaldson of Thomasville, Ollie Keaton of Albany, Leola Thomas of Albany, Ruby Keaton of Leesburg, Fla., Clemmie Keaton of Miami; uncle, Morris Clayton of Steuvenville, Ohio; sister-in-law, Catherine Annette Thomas of Cairo; mother-in-law, Vivian M. Howell of Thomasville; grandmother-in-law, Annie M. Massey of Thomasville; brothers-in-law, Russell Howell, Bryan Howell both of Altanta, John Howell Jr. of Thomasville, Kevin Howell of Savannah; sisters-in-law, Ethlyn Howell, Sheila Howell, Carol Howell all of Thomasville, Evette Young of Atlanta; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of loving friends. -- Hadley's Funeral Home

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