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Alderman, James Ernest
Andrews, Jim Henry Sr.
Barbee, William Morris
Bass, Clyatte Alvin
Beckwith Infant
Bolton, Doris
Bozeman, Emma Lee Jones
Brown, Billy Alan
Calhoun, Ruby Woodrum
Castleberry, W. T.
Champion, Eddie H.
Clark, Evelyn Bryan
Giddens, Jennie Mae Brown
Giddens, John Lee
Grogan, Doris E. Roberts
Harper, C. V.
Harper, Samuel
Hathcock, Lucille Bray
Hester, Julie Bearden
Hobby, Bobby Harold
Kennedy, Leroy
Lawson, James Edward
Maloy, Pat G.
Melton, Mrs. Willie
Paulk, Wesley A. Jr.
Phillips, Spencer R. Jr.
Reid, Dorothy
Roberts, Julia P.
Savage, Conrad
Shiver, Ida Abell
Sikes, Frances Patterson
Sistrunk, Kenneth Carl Sr.
Snow, Frank W.
Stewart, Charles Robert
Stripling, Doris Watson
Tatum, Robert M.
Thompson, Mary Smith
Whiddon, William Howell
Williams, Lorine Eady
Willis, Juanita Shiver
Willis, Ruth Story
Woodruff, Jewell F.
Womack, Louise Richardson
Young, Ermon W.
Young, Julian Earl


Alderman, James Ernest
SYLVESTER James Ernest Alderman, 42, of 963 SW 149th Way, Sunrise, FL, died Friday, September 29, 2006, at his residence. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Tempy Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from noon until the funeral hour.
Banks Funeral Home
Sylvester 229/776-2055
 
Andrews, Jim Henry Sr.
SYLVESTER Jim Henry Andrews Sr., 66, of Albany died Tuesday, October 17, 2006, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Grady Morey will officiate.
Born April 13, 1940, in Worth County to Grace Hobby Andrews and James Clovis Andrews, Mr. Andrews had lived in Worth and Dougherty Counties all of his life. He was the owner and operator of Kitty's Flea Market. He was a former farmer, who also operated Pap's Fried Chicken, Jim's Bar B Que and Seafood, The Magnolia restaurant and was in partnership with the operators of The Fireside restaurant. He also was the former owner of the Road Runner convenience store. He was a member of the Rocky Mt. Baptist Church.  Survivors include his son, daughter, brothers, companion, and grandchildren. Other survivors include, the mother of their children, and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Banks Funeral Home
Sylvester 229/776-2055
 
Published: The Albany Herald 4 Oct 2006

William Morris Barbee

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. - William Morris Barbee, 78, of Travelers Rest passed away Sunday evening, October 1, 2006, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Sumner, GA, he was a son of the late Archie Lovett and Ruth Haman Barbee. Mr. Barbee was retired from the United States Navy having served 22 years. He
worked in area textiles and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving is his wife, Lorene Parker Barbee; two sons, Ronald Barbee and wife, Janet and David Barbee and wife, Ruth; six daughters, Mary Carman and husband,
Steve, Diane Heustess and husband, Richard, Donna Shain, Rita Brown and husband, C. Anthony, Christine McCloud and husband, John and Ruth Epps and husband, Allan; 11 grandchildren; a sister, Vera Howell of Ty Ty; three brothers, Roy S. Barbee of Leesburg, Frank Barbee of Sylvester and Curtis Barbee of Tifton; and many
loving nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at Sumner Cemetery in Sumner, GA.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. today at The Howze Mortuary Chapel.

Banks Funeral Home
Sylvester 229/776-2055
&
Howze Mortuary
Travelers Rest, SC 864-834-8051
Transcribed and Submitted by:
Lorie A. Everson lorieeverson@bellsouth.net
 
Bass, Clyatte Alvin
SYLVESTER Clyatte Alvin Bass, 76, of Albany died Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at his residence. Graveside services will be held Friday in Bouganvillea Cemetery in Avon Park, Fla.
Banks Funeral Home
Sylvester 229/776-2055
 
Beckwith Infant
SYLVESTER Karlee Beckwith, the infant daughter of Lonnie and Kimberly Beckwith died Tuesday, October 17, 2006, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be held at noon Saturday at Pine Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Banks Funeral Home
Sylvester 229/776-2055
 
Bolton, Doris
SYLVESTER Doris Bolton, 79, of Sylvester, GA, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at her residence. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Kimbrell-Stern with interment to follow in Floral Memory Gardens. Dr. Ron Baxley will officiate. A native of Mitchell County, Mrs. Bolton had lived in Worth County for the past four years. She was retired from Coats and Clark after 35 years of service. Her husband, Cecil L. Bolton, preceded her in death on September 2, 2000. She is survived by three daughters, one son, 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. The family is at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Laramore, 328 Martindale Road, Albany, GA, and will receive friends today at Kimbrell-Stern from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Those desiring may send memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, Southwest Georgia Chapter, P.O. Box 71341, Albany, GA 31708.
Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors 
Albany 229/883-4152  
 
Published: The Albany Herald

Emma Lee Bozeman

SYLVESTER — Emma Lee Bozeman, 102, formerly of Sylvester, GA, and current resident of Southern Care Assisted Living of Tifton, GA, died Sunday, February 10, 2008 at Tift Regional Hospital in Tifton.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 12 at 11 a.m. at Isabella Baptist Church in Sylvester, with the Revs. Al Wilbourn and Jason Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Isabella Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. today (Monday) at Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester.

Mrs. Bozeman was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Wingard Bozeman, who died July 29, 1971. They were married December 10, 1933 in Isabella, GA.

Mrs. Bozeman lived in Worth County her entire life. She was born January 29, 1906 to Thomas Jefferson Jones and Susan Elizabeth Story Jones in Arabi, GA. Her parents preceded in death. Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Rennie Elizabeth Jones Shiver and Eula Jones McCrary and one brother, Floyd Jones, all of Sylvester; half-brothers, Arthur Augustus Jones of Waycross, Julius Jefferson Jones of Doles; and two half-sisters, Nina Pearl Jones Campbell of Sylvester, and Ruby Mae Jones Adair of Americus.

Survivors include a daughter, Glenda Bozeman Brown (Blake) of Sylvester; a son, O’Neal Bozeman (Connie) of Tifton; granddaughters, Anne Brown Williams
of Byron, and Marci Bozeman of Atlanta; a grandson, Stuart Bozeman of Bethlehem; one great-grandson, Robert Eunice of Athens; and numerous nieces
and nephews.

She had formerly worked at Houston Peanut Company and was also a practical nurse a number of years.

In addition to being a homemaker, she was an active member of Isabella Baptist Church. She was known to family and friends as a loving, nurturing, gentle person who loved to cook, sew, and keep a neat home. She was deeply devoted to her church, Isabella Baptist Church. She helped clean her church every week for 37 years until June 2007. She was a member of the W.G. Paul Sunday School Class and the W.M.U.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Isabella Baptist Church, 134 Old Mail Road, Sylvester, GA 31791, or Hospice of Tift Area, P.O. Drawer
747, Tifton, GA 31793.

Banks Funeral Chapel
Sylvester 229/776-2055
Transcribed and Submitted by:
Lorie A. Everson lorieeverson@bellsouth.net
 
Brown, Billy Alan
SYLVESTER Billy Alan Brown, 50, of 405 East Broad, Doerun, died Tuesday at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements to be announced.
Banks Funeral Home
Sylvester 229/776-2055
 
Calhoun, Ruby Woodrum
SYLVESTER Ruby Woodrum Calhoun, 84, of 1011 N. Isabella St., Sylvester, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at South Fulton Hospital in Atlanta. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Tom Jacobs will officiate. A native of Irwin County, Mrs. Calhoun had lived in Sylvester since 1965. She was a licensed practical nurse who was employed with Worth County Hospital for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Bykota Sunday School Class. She was the widow of William Hilton Calhoun. Survivors include two daughters, sister, brother, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Banks Funeral Home 
Sylvester 229/776-2055
 
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Published: The Albany Herald 28 Dec 2004

Eddie H. Champion

ALBANY — The funeral service of Eddie H. Champion, 81, of 137 Pineview Drive, Leesburg, who died Wednesday, December 22, 2004, at his residence, will be conducted today (Monday) at 3 p.m. at Byne Memorial Baptist Church. The Revs. Charlie Brown and Curtis Champion will officiate. Interment will follow in Floral Memory Gardens.

A native of Worth County, Mr. Champion had resided in Albany all of his adult life before moving to Leesburg. He was a retired truck driver with Georgia Highway Express, a Veteran of World War II serving in the Air Force and a member of Byne Memorial Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by two wives, Garland Lee Champion and Jewell Herren Champion, his parents, Charlie and Alma White Champion and three brothers and six sisters.

Survivors include three sons, Larry Champion and wife, Regina, of Lee County, Kevin L. Champion and wife, Leslie, and Glenn H. Champion, all of Duluth, GA; two sisters, Gladys Bush of Sylvester and Linnie Sumner of Ray City, GA;  five grandchildren, Maria Berg, Layne Champion, Kayla McCallum, Charlie Champion and Kristi Champion; and two great-grandchildren, Courtney Allen and Morgan Berg.

To sign our on-line registry or to send condolences to the family, you may visit Mathews website at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.
Mathews Funeral Home
Albany 229/435-5657
Transcribed and Submitted by:
Lorie A. Everson lorieeverson@bellsouth.net
 
Clark, Evelyn Bryan
SYLVESTER Evelyn Bryan Clark, 88, of Sylvester died Tuesday, September 11, 2001, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Banks Funeral Chapel with interment in Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Smith and the Rev. Dexter Wilson will officiate. A native of Tift County, Mrs. Clark had lived in Worth County since 1949. She was a homemaker. She was the widow of Thomas Everett Clark Sr. who preceded her in death March 30, 1982. Her parents were the late Sanders Bryan and Lula Belle Willis Bryan Marchant. She was a member of Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church. Survivors include five sons and daughters-in-law, two sisters, two brothers, 20 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. The family will receive friends today from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Banks Funeral Home
Sylvester 229/776-2055
 

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