Ira J Simpson
Mr. Ira J Simpson, 79, of Doerun died Tuesday July 31, 2012 at UniHealth Post-Acute Care in Moultrie after declining health.
The funeral will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday August 3, 2012 at Union Baptist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery with Rev. Donnie Bentley and Rev. Lonnie Gibson officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 10:00 AM until the hour of the service at Union Baptist Church.
Mr. Simpson was born on September 21, 1932 in Jeff Davis County to the late Joseph A. and Lucy Jones Simpson. He graduated from Sylvester High School in 1950, served in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Knox, KY. Mr. Simpson was a retired farmer and machine operator with Seabrook Blanching Corporation in Sylvester. He was a devoted Baptist and a longtime member of Union Baptist Church where he had served as the Men’s Sunday School Teacher, deacon and church clerk. Mr. Simpson loved to fish, hunt and grow a large garden every year in which he enjoyed sharing with anyone who came by.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Patricia “Patsy” H. Simpson of Doerun; son, Bradley Simpson of Fernandina Beach, FL; sister, Mylene S. Stevenson of Cordele, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents Mr. Simpson was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Miller and two brothers, George M. Simpson and Wilson A. “Buddy” Simpson.
For those desiring memorials may be made to the Union Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2693 Evergreen Rd. Doerun, GA., 31744. Banks Funeral Home
Laverne Watson Walters
Mrs. Laverne Watson Walters, 87, of Ty Ty died Monday July 30, 2012 at Tift Regional Medical Center.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday August 2, 2012 at the Pine Forest Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Pine Forest Cemetery with Rev. Roy Carroll and Rev. David Benton officiating.
Mrs. Walters was born in Crisp County on April 2, 1925 to the late Robert Lee and Nettie Davie Smith Watson. She had lived in Worth County since 1939 and was formerly employed with Sylvester Textile. Mrs. Walters was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting, sewing and fishing. She was a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church where she attended the Adult Sunday School Class.
Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Goodwin of Tifton; sons, LeonWalters (Laura) of Tifton, Bill Walters (Lorene) of Omega, Larry Walters of Ty Ty, Jerry Walters (Jackie) of Shingler; daughter-in-law, June Walters of Ty Ty; brother, Voyd Watson (Shirley) of Chula; sister, Olene Clegg (Bobby) of Phoenix City, AL; sister-in-law, Grace Watson of Athens; grandchildren, Barry Walters (Denise), Sherri Walters Moore (Darrell), Jeannine Walters Taylor (Vone), Rhonda Walters, Kevin Walters (Laura), Kameron Goodwin, Bobby Joe Dorsey (Lori), William Walters, JasonWalters (Candi), Jennifer Walters Senn (David); great grandchildren, Nicole Taylor, Dustin Taylor, Katelyne Walters, Ashley Ellis, LaurieWalters, Wayne Walters, Layne Walters, Maggie Moore, Gage Dorsey, Seth Dorsey and Michael Senn.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Walters was preceded in death by her husband, William Laurie Walters on March 10, 1990; son, Wayne Walterson November 28, 1998; son-in-law, Kenneth Goodwin; brothers, LonnieWatson, Edward Watson, Bobby K. Watson; sisters, Lucille Selph and Katherine Mize.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Banks Funeral Home.
Katie Mae Jackson
The funeral services for the late Mrs. Katie Mae Jackson of 723-A W. Pinson Street, Sylvester, Georgia, who departed this life on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Shingler, Georgia with the pastor, Reverend Herman West, officiating. Burial will follow in the Shepard Memorial Garden Cemetery in Sylvester, Georgia.
Mrs. Katie Mae Jackson was born on September 5, 1956 in Worth County, Georgia to Mr. Steven Jones, Jr., and Mrs. Cora Stewart.
She was educated in the Worth County Public School System, and graduated from Worth County High School. She later attended Albany Technical College, taking classes in Accounting.
Katie Mae gave her life to Christ at an early age, and joined Oak Grove Baptist Church in Sylvester, Georgia.
Katie was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Johnny L. Jackson on October 11, 1985. This union was blessed with seven children.
Katie worked as a Paraprofessional in the Worth County Public School System, until her health began to fail.
Our dearly loved one’s time on this earthly realm came to an end on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia.
She leaves to cherish her memories her devoted husband, Johnny L. Jackson, Sr.; her daughters, Jasmine Jackson, Genea Jackson, Kimya Jackson; her sons, Tonyel Stewart, Kamora Stewart, Rashad Jackson, Johnny Jackson, Jr.; her mother, Cora Bryant; father, Steven Jones, Jr.; a father who raised her as his own daugter, Samuel Proctor; grandchildren, Kaniya, Nataliah, Kyla, Michael Jr., Kyson, Jaidyn, Trinity; sister, Lisa Stewart (Derrick) Thomas; brothers, Arthur Jefferson, Lemont Bryant; aunts, Ella Roddy, Josephine Stewart, Thelma Adams, Maxine Flowers-Amar, Gloria Sheppard, Irene Stewart, Ella Richardson; uncle, Willie Stewart; nieces, Lavondra Ransom, Brittany Ransom; nephew, Jacoba Ranson; and a host of other relatives and friends. Shipp’s Funeral Home
Tony ”Bertsdale” Pate
Mr. Tony ”Bertsdale” Pate, 48, of Sylvester died Friday, July 20, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday July 22, 2012 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Etheridge officiating.
Mr. Pate was born on September 3, 1963 to Thomas Franklin and Daphine Horten Pate in Sylvester. He has lived in Worth County all his life. Mr. Pate was self-employed in construction where he framed houses. He enjoyed playing horseshoes and fishing.
Survivors include his son, T. J. Pate of Sasser; parents, Thomas & DaphinePate of Sylvester; brother, Mitch Pate (Terrie) of Sylvester; sisters, Pam Dixon (David) of Albany and Lynn Welch of Sylvester.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 PM until service hour at Banks Funeral Home. Mr. Pate was preceded in death by one brother Thomas Ray Pate.
John Henry Peavy
The funeral services for the late Mr. John Henry Peavy of 320 Red Rock Road, Sylvester, Georgia, who departed this life on Monday, July 16, 2012 at his residence, will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Mt. Early Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia with the Reverend Donnie Ray Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Worth County.
John Henry Peavy was born January 12, 1933 in Sylvester, Georgia to the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben, Sr. and Sara Rockwell Peavy.
He was educated in the Worth County Public School System. At an early age, John Henry joined Charity Grove Baptist Church; later in life, he moved his membership to Blue Springs Baptist Church, where he served as a member of the Deacon Board. He last moved his membership to Mt. Early Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as chairman of the Deacon Board.
He was a true entrepreneur, making his living off the land as a farmer.
On April 5, 1955, John Henry was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Callie Mae Latimer, and to this union three children were born. On November 19, 1993, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Ms. Lillie Mae Fowler.
John Henry Peavy was called from Labor to Rest on Monday, July 16, 2012 at his home. Family and friends were truly saddened to learn of his passing. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ann Williams, two brothers, Lonnie Peavy, Ben Peavy, Jr., and a sister, Eva Mae.
He leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife, Lillie Mae Peavy; two sons, Johnny (Jean) Peavy of Ocilla, Georgia, and Henry Peavy of Moultrie, Georgia; two grandchildren he raised as his daughters, Lakeshia Williams, Kathy Williams Harris, both of Sylvester, Georgia; stepson, Johnny (Princess) McGee of Newark, New York; stepdaughters, Dorothy (Calbert) Allen, Imogene McGee, both of Sylvester, Georgia; brother, Jesse D. (Valentina) Peavy of Sylvester, Georgia; sisters, Veola Boyd of Sylvester, Georgia, Bella Mae (Ray) Anderson of Amarillo, Texas, Ella Mae (Robert) Tolbert of Thomas, Georgia, Rosa Lee (Al) Mitchell of River, Michigan; sisters-in-law, Sarah (Jim) Fowler of Sylvester, Georgia, Betty Lewis of Albany, Georgia; brother-in-law, J. C. Fowler of Tifton, Georgia; four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, sixteen step-grandchildren, thirty-eight step-great grandchildren, two step-great great grandchildren, and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends. Shipp’s Funeral Home
Frank L. Paulk
Mr. Frank L. Paulk, 80, of Sylvester died Friday, July 13, 2012 at Sylvester Health Care.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, July 16, 2012 at the First Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Paulk’s Chapel Cemetery with the Dr. Ben Bush and Rev. Grady Morey officiating.
Mr. Paulk was born on April 12, 1932 to the late Jacob B. and Hattie Virgil Evans Paulk in Scooterville. He had lived in Worth County all his life. Mr.Paulk was retired from AT&T as a cable repair man. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Mr. Paulk was a craftsman and enjoyed woodworking. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Elton Baker Sunday School Class and was a former deacon of Northside Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Carolyn Eunice Paulk of Sylvester; son, KeithPaulk (Carolina) of Marietta; daughter, Charlotte P. Williams (George) of Fernandina Beach, FL.; grandchildren, Christina Paulk, Michael Paulk, George “Trey” Williams III and Sarah Ashley; great grandchildren, George “Drew” Williams IV, Brooke Williams and a brother John S. Paulk of Rockledge, FL.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 1:00 PM until service hour at First Baptist Church.
The family request you please omit flowers and make memorials to the American Cancer Society, 323 Pine Ave. Suite 100, Albany, GA 31701 or to the Alzheimer’s Association 315 2nd St. W., Tifton GA 31794. Banks Funeral Home
Robert ”Monk” Moody Willis
Mr. Robert ”Monk” Moody Willis, 82, of Crescent City, Fl. died Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at his residence.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Willis, Rev. Jeff Parmer and Rev. DeWayneWillis officiating.
Mr. Willis was born on January 19, 1930 to the late Benjamin Franklin and Ruby Bass Willis in Bridgeboro. He has lived in Crescent City, Fl. For the past 15 years. Mr. Willis was a self employed contractor and was a member of South Putnam Baptist Church in Crescent City, Fl.
Survivors include his sons, Steve Willis (Eva) of Eustis, FL, Ronnie S. Willis(Daniele) of Augusta, David (Willis) Howe (Sherry) of Albany; daughter, Debbie W. Faivre (Larry) of Crescent City, FL; brothers, Winburn Willis of Edison, George Willis of Mitchell County, Harris Willis of Poulan; sister, Laura Gunn of Columbus; 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and his companion Lucky.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9:00 AM until service hour at Banks Funeral Home.
Annie B. Williams
The funeral services for the late Mrs. Annie B. Williams of 182 Liberty Hill Road, Doerun, Georgia, who departed this life on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at the Phoebe Worth Medical Center in Sylvester, Georgia, will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at New Beulah Grove Baptist Church in Sylvester, Georgia with the pastor, Reverend Karl Smith, officiating. Burial will follow in the Shepard Memorial Garden Cemetery in Sylvester, Georgia.
Mrs. Annie Belle Williams, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Willie B. and Mamie A. Stephens, was born January 31, 1936 in Worth County, Georgia.
Annie Bell gave her life to Christ at an early age, and joined the New Beulah Grove Baptist Church. She was educated in the Worth County Public School System, and graduated from Oak Hill High School.
She was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Mr. Plaze Williams. This union was blessed with one child.
As a young adult, Annie Belle relocated from Sylvester to Trenton, New Jersey. In Trenton, she worked at the Labor and Industry Department and at the General Motors Assembly Plant. Later in life, Annie Bell relocated back to Georgia, and worked at Sears department store in Atlanta, Georgia. As the years went on, she moved back to Worth County and worked as a housekeeper until her retirement.
Mrs. Annie Belle Williams gave up this busy walk of life on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at the Phoebe Worth Medical Center in Sylvester, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her siblings, Willie H. Stephens, Jimmy L. Stephens, John A. Stephens, her sister, Barbara F. Young, and one grandchild, April L. Perryman.
She leaves to cherish her memories a son, Gregory (Sonja) Williams of Moultrie, Georgia; a brother, Leroy Stephens of Doerun, Georgia; two sisters, Betty L. Stephens of Sylvester, Georgia, Kathy Stephens of Doerun, Georgia; two aunts, Ida B. Dixon, Mary L. Ford, both of New Jersey; four grandchildren, Calvin Perryman, Jaleesa Copeland, Brenda Williams, Gregory A. Williams; two great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Shipp’s Funeral Home
Ella Mae Gunn Douglas
Mrs. Ella Mae Gunn Douglas, 70, of Sumner died Monday July 2, 2012 at her residence.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday July 5, 2012 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Wright’s Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Gordon Poole officiating.
Mrs. Douglas was born in Worth County on January 24, 1942 to the late Preston and Almira Poole Gunn. She had lived in Worth County most of her life and was a homemaker Mrs. Douglas enjoyed fishing and was a member of Wright’s Chapel Church.
Survivors include her daughters, Marilyn “Susie” Dorminey (Gary) of Sumner, Tammy Dorminey (Rickey) of Sumner, Gloria “Babe” Douglas of Nashville, sons, Donald Douglas of Sumner, Floyd J. “Toby” Douglas, Jr. (Suzy) of Sumner, sisters, Flora Bolmer of Ellenton, FL., Joan Giles of Ft. Myers, FL., and Leomia B. Holt of Moultrie, brother, Howard Gunn of Omega, 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Banks Funeral Home.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Douglas was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd J. “Toby” Douglas on June 25, 1990, 5 siblings and a grandson, Corey “C. J.” Dorminey. Banks Funeral Home