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Jasper Nether

The funeral services for the late Mr. Jasper Nether of 2111 Ga. Hwy. 256, Sylvester, Georgia, who departed this life on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia, will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from the Jones Chapel AME Church in Sylvester, Georgia with the Reverend Arthur J. Gass, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Shepard Memorial Garden Cemetery in Sylvester, Georgia.

Mr. Jasper Nether was born on April 11, 1914 in Buena Vista (Marion County), Georgia to the late Reverend and Mrs. Rudolph and Elizabeth Shipp Nether.Cindy's

At an early age, Jasper gave his life to Christ and joined Jones Chapel AME Church in Sylvester, Georgia.  He was a member for over 60 years, and was an active member of the Steward and Trustee Boards.

Jasper has been a longtime resident of Sylvester, Georgia where he farmed and raised cattle.

Jasper entered the U. S. Army for a short stint in 1943 during World War II.  He also worked at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia until he retired.

He was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Mrs. Irene Black Nether on March 1, 1951.  This union was blessed with two sons and three daughters.

Our loved one’s walk upon this earth came to an end on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia.  His wife, brothers, Wayman Nether, Sellie Nether, Howard Nether, a sister, Eula Mae Nether Parker, sisters-in-law, Cora Mae Nether, Ora Nether, has all preceded him in death.

He leaves to carry on his legacy his sons, Willie Carl (Juanita) Nether of Mechanicsville, Maryland, Johnny Mack (Diane) Nether of Sylvester, Georgia; daughters, Mary Frances (Henry) McKinney of Albany, Georgia, Anne (Rev. Arthur) Gass of Zion, Illinois, Ima Jean ( Chester) Walker of Sylvester, Georgia; fourteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Rose Nether of Sylvester, Georgia; a loving caretaker, Debra A. Jefferson of Sylvester, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and sorrowing friends. Shipp’s Funeral Home

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Helen Louise Hall Carter

Mrs. Helen Louise Hall Carter, 90, of Sylvester died Thursday March 21, 2013 at the Willson Hospice House.
The funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday March 23, 2013 at Byne Memorial Baptist Church in Albany with interment to follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Worth County. Dr. Matthew Nance, Mrs. Ginny Hayman and Rev. Grady Morey will officiate.
Mrs. Carter was born on September 22, 1922 to the late James Weaver and Eliza Boykin Hall in Savannah and had lived in Worth and Dougherty Counties since 1936. She was a homemaker and a mother. She enjoyed flowers, birds and ceramics. Mrs. Carter was a member of Byne Memorial Baptist Church where she taught Sunbeams and was a member of the Ladies Bible Study. She was a former member of Bethel Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for 33 years and sang in the choir. Mr. andMrs. Carter celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary on March 14, 2013.
Survivors include her husband, Phil Carter of Sylvester; daughters, Phyllis Reddick and Kathy C. Young both of Albany; grandchildren, Michael Reddick, Bryan Reddick, April Langley and Rob Carter; great grandchildren,Carter Reddick, Cydnie Reddick and a sister Mary Sheffield of Blakely.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by a son Robert E. “Robbe” Carter on April 29, 1989
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 AM until service hour at Byne Memorial Baptist Church. Banks Funeral Home

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Margaret Estelle Brooks

Mrs. Margaret Estelle Brooks, 82, of Sylvester died Wednesday March 20, 2013 at her residence.
The funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday March 23, 2013 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery with Dr. Ben Bush officiating.
Mrs. Brooks was born on December 3, 1930 to the late Marcel & Estelle Lawson Bridier in Birmingham, AL. She had lived in Worth County for the past 4 years moving here from Ellaville. She was a homemaker who enjoyed many hobbies, baking cakes and fishing. Mrs. Brooks was of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors include her children, Michael E. “Mike” Brooks (Jeanne) of Sylvester, Brenda Dianne Brooks of Sylvester, Bland Brooks of Albany; grandchildren, Emily & Jacob Brooks; brother, Hollis Bridier of Saraland, AL and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Brooks was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 3:00 PM until service hour at Banks Funeral Home.

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Max B. Eaton

Mr. Max B. Eaton, 78, of Sylvester died Saturday March 16, 2013 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday March 22, 2013 at Banks Funeral Chapel with full military honors. Dr. Ben Bush will officiate.
Max was born in Fitzgerald, GA on December 29, 1934 to the late Jewell Dykes Eaton and George Edward Eaton, Sr. He graduated from Fitzgerald High School in 1953 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in November of that year. He served over 24 and one-half years of active duty.Max earned each of the enlisted ranks and, after his second tour of Vietnam, was selected as an officer under the LDO Program. He retired as head of Provisioning and Maintenance and Systems Branch in the Logistics Systems Support Division, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany on September 30, 1978. Having traveled extensively during his time in the Corps, Max preferred to spend his retirement years enjoying his pond and workshop at his home in Worth County. He particularly enjoyed his cats and liked watching and photographing the birds and squirrels in his backyard.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Bettye Sue Rivers Eaton of Sylvester; brother, James Harding Morris of Atlanta; sister & brother in law, Julie & Ronald Sumner; nephew, Scott Sumner; sisters in law, Mary Lee Eaton of Camilla, Aki Eaton of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; brother-in law, John Poltorak of Middlesex, NJ and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Eaton was preceded in death by his son John Lawrence Eaton on June 14, 2011, nine siblings, Melba Morris, Edna Ruth Morris, Joseph Emory Morris, Jr., Jackson Frasier Morris, Mary ElizabethEaton Bannister, George Edward Eaton, Jr., Virginia Kate Eaton Poltorak, Charles Ward Eaton and Robert Lawson Eaton.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 AM until service hour.
For those desiring please make memorials to the Best Friends Humane Society, P.O. Box 5894, Sylvester, GA, 31791 or The First Baptist Church Organ Fund, P.O.Box 309 Sylvester, GA, 31791 or your favorite charity.
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Ilone Aultman Hufstetler

Mrs. Ilone Aultman Hufstetler, 96, of Poulan died Friday March 15, 2013 at Tift Regional Medical Center.
The graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday March 17, 2013 at the Poulan Cemetery with Rev. Bill Barksdale officiating.
Mrs. Hufstetler was born on October 16, 1916 to the late William Henry and Fannie Gray Aultman in Worth County where she had lived all her life. She was the former owner/operator of Ilone’s Upholstery Shop, Ilone’s Bargain Store and Hufstetler’s Mobile Home Park. Mrs. Hufstetler was a member of Poulan Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Marilyn H. Shivers of Thomson, GA; sons, James Randall (Randy) Hufstetler and his wife, Shirley of Piedmont Alabama, Donald Nelson Hufstetler and his wife, Janice of Sylvester; grandchildren, Crystal Hufstetler Sunday, Scott Shivers, Sharon (Shae) Martin, Tanya Blackmon, Ronda Flowers, Fonda Campbell, Kip Hufstetler, Phillip (Randy)Hufstetler, Angela Noel; numerous great grandchildren and a brother, Lynwood Aultman of Illinois.
Mrs. Hufstetler was preceded in death by her husband James VictorHufstetler on December 20, 1994; grandson, Donald Nelson Hufstetler, Jr.; son-in-law, Billy J. Shivers; 5 brothers and 6 sisters.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 Pm at Banks Funeral Home.

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Ellen Holt Broadaway

Mrs. Ellen Holt Broadaway, 64, of Warwick died Wednesday March 6, 2013 at her residence.
The funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday March 8, 2013 at the Liberty Baptist Church in Pinehurst, GA with interment to follow in the Church Cemetery with Rev. Phillip Garrett officiating.
Mrs. Broadaway was born on June 27, 1948 to the late Edwin Lee and Margaret Ellen Buchanan Holt in Cordele and had lived in Warwick most of her life. She was a former owner/operator of the Pecan Grove Restaurant.Mrs. Broadaway loved to bake, paint and working with crafts. She enjoyed keeping her niece and nephew. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and a former Sunday School teacher. Mr. & Mrs. Broadaway celebrated their 45th Wedding Anniversary on December 22, 2012.
Survivors include her husband, Marcus “Mark” Broadaway of Warwick; sister, Lisa H. Reynolds (Jim) of Sylvester; nieces & nephews, Bailey & Sam Reynolds, David, Jamie & Eric Holt, Aimee Brown, Jennifer Guest, and several great nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Banks Funeral Home.
I addition to her parents, Mrs. Broadaway was preceded in death by a brother Danny Holt and a sister Marsha Foshee.
For those desiring, memorials may be made to Crisp Regional Hospice 202 E 4th Ave, Cordele, GA 31015 or to the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery Fund C/O Mrs. Beverly Peavy 725 Old Americus Road, Vienna, GA 31092.

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Gene Melton Driskell

Gene Melton Driskell, 66, of Peach County, GA died Sunday, March 3, 2013 in Perry, GA. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 PM at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Nathan L. Smith and Pastor Dwayne Evors will officiate. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery.

A native of Albany, GA, born to the late Arthur McCray Driskell and Lillian McCraine Driskell, he had resided in Peach County the last thirty years moving from Sylvester, GA. Mr. Driskell was a member of River of Light Church of God and was preceded in death by three brothers, Johnny Driskell, Gene Driskell and Dick Driskell and a sister, Ruby Bryan.

Survivors include his sister, Barbara A. Smith and her husband, Lowell of Byron, GA and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Wednesday one hour prior to the service at Mathews Funeral Home.

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Estelle Sparrow 

The funeral services for the late Mrs. Estelle Sparrow of Sylvester, Georgia, who departed this life on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at her residence, will be held on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. from the Jones Chapel AME Church in Sylvester, Georgia with the Bishop Willie B. Young officiating.  Burial will follow in the Shepard Memorial Garden Cemetery in Sylvester, Georgia.

Mrs. Estella Sparrow was born on August 28, 1927 in Telfair County, Georgia to the late Mr. and Mrs. Mace and Nellie M. Frederick.

Estella dedicated her life to Christ at an early age.  She was ordained as a minister.  She joined Sylvester New Beginnings Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as member of the Usher Board and as a Devotion Leader.

She was united in Holy Matrimony to the late L. C. Sparrow.

She worked as a custodian in the Worth County Public School System until she retired.

Our beloved Mother Sparrow’s work in the Vineyard came to a close on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at her home.

She leaves to cherish her memories her daughters, Barbara S. Mathis, Mardean S. (Willie) Kent, Minnie L. Ross, Inez Sparrow, all of Sylvester, Georgia, Patricia (Steve) Smith of Gwinnett County, Georgia; sons, Cleveland (Debra) Sparrow of Poughkeepsie, New York, Randy Bennett of Boston, Massachusetts; nineteen grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, ten great great grandchildren, one goddaughter, three godsons; sisters, Evangelist Annie Mae Badger, Teacher Doris Osorio, both of Boyton Beach, Florida, Beverly David, Deloise (David) Austin, both of Clearwater, Florida; brothers, Mace (Melissa) Bateman of Ashburn, Georgia, Gregory (Edna Mae) Bateman of South Carolina; seven nieces, eight nephews, and host of other relatives and friends.

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Vedia Carolyn Etheredge

Mrs. Vedia Carolyn Etheredge, 76, of Albany, formerly of Anderson City, Ga. died Saturday March 2, 2013 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
The funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday March 6, 2013 at the Evergreen Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Kimball Cemetery with Rev. Ronald Barrett officiating.
Mrs. Etheredge was born on March 14, 1936 to the late Cecil West and Emma Martin in Alabama and had lived in Anderson City most of her life. She was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church. Mrs. Etheredge was a homemaker and worked with her husband at Etheredge Service Station in Albany.
Survivors include her husband, George W, Etheredge, Sr. of Albany; children, George W. Etheredge, Jr. (Trena) of Anderson City, Jeana E. Blair of Leesburg, Ed Etheredge (Dawn) of Leesburg; grandchildren, WoodfinEtheredge (Summer), Tamara Blair Shrable (Beau), Colt Murphy, Wilder Etheredge; and great grandchildren, Brock Shrable and Zoey Etheredge.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00 PM until service hour at Evergreen Baptist Church. Banks Funeral Home

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Rodolph Elizondo, Sr.
Mr. Rodolph Elizondo, Sr., 87, of Sylvester died Friday February 22, 2013 at Willson Hospice House in Albany.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday March 2, 2013 at Praise Christian Center in Sylvester.
The family will receive friends at the residence of Rudy & Jeanette Elizondo, 602 West Lee Street, Sylvester, GA 31791. Banks Funeral Home
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Margie Nell Hogan
Margie Nell Hogan, 87, died Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Sylvester Healthcare in Sylvester. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Ty Ty Cemetery. Rev. Jim Duggan will officiate with burial to follow. The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 24, 2013, immediately following the service at the graveside.
Miss Hogan was born on August 3, 1925 in Worth County to the late Joseph Hogan and Nancy Paul Hogan. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Odell Hogan Douglas; and seven brothers, Wesley, Detroit, Archie, Orbie, Shelley, Earl and Earnest Hogan.

Miss Hogan lived all her life around Ty Ty. She never married nor had children of her own. Instead, she chose to help raise her brothers, after her mother’s death in 1940. Margie continued to keep house and care for her father until his death in August 1969. She worked at Wishbone and JoJo’s in Tifton. She retired from JoJo’s Restaurant in 1986, where she made the best homemade biscuits ever made. After retiring, Margie moved into a mobile home n January 1987, next door to Debra Jones of Ty Ty. This is where she lived until September 2011. After suffering from a stroke, she moved to Sylvester Healthcare. She was a very loving, shy and private person. Her life was based on hard work, cooking and caring for others. Margie’s hobbies were attending gospel sings, quilting, canning, word search puzzles and reading her Bible. She was of the Baptist faith.

Miss Hogan is survived by Debra Jones and Brad Jones of Ty Ty; a sister-in-law, Ann Hogan of Albany; and numerous nieces and nephews throughout this area.

The family would like to thank the staff of Wing 2 at Sylvester Healthcare and Crisp County Chapter of Hospice

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Lahoma Elaine “Oakie” Lewis Bass

Mrs. Lahoma Elaine “Oakie” Lewis Bass, 86, of Mitchell County died Thursday February 21, 2013 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday February 24, 2013 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby J. Brown officiating.
Mrs. Bass was born on January 8, 1927 in Tampa, FL., to the late Joseph Bertram and Martha Idella Baker Lewis. She had lived in Mitchell County since 1988 moving there from Worth County and was a homemaker. Mrs.Bass was a member of the Bridgeboro Baptist Church since 1972 where she taught pre-school, Sunday school and a vacation bible school teacher. She was a home caregiver for her entire family.
Mrs. Bass is survived by an aunt, Alberta Horner of Milton, FL.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Bass was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon E. Bass on June 25, 1997.
Serving as pallbearers are Bobby J. Brown, B. J. Brown, Benjamin Brown and Joey Sanders.
At the request of Mrs. Bass no formal visitation will be held. Banks Funeral Home

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Timothy Eugene Smith

Mr. Timothy Eugene Smith, 73, of Douglas formerly of Poulan died Monday February 18, 2013 at Specialty Hospital in Columbus, GA.
The funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday February 20, 2013 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Poulan Cemetery with Rev. Rodney Courson and Rev. Terry Sinyard officiating.
Mr. Smith was born on August 30, 1939 to the late James Marion Smith and Mary Lou Shiver Grubbs and had lived in Douglas since 1982 moving from Poulan where he was born. He retired from Coats & Clarks after 34 years as a department manager. He enjoyed refinishing furniture, cooking and loved his grandchildren. Mr. Smith served in the United States Air Force and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Douglas. He was awarded Father of the Year in 2008 in Coffee County and in July of this year he would have celebrated his 50th Wedding anniversary with his wife Denise.
Survivors include his wife Denise Powell Smith of Douglas; children, Jacquelyn Webster of Poulan, Jill Cravey (Tony) of Broxton, Trevor Smith(Jincy) of Sylvester; grandchildren, Brent Braswell (Ariel), Laura Webster, Kari Webster, Toni Cravey (Brandon), Lacey Sumner (Michael), Sarah McKinnon (Lance); 5 great grandchildren; sisters, Patsy Ford (Lyndel) of Poulan, Mary Ann Merritt of Warwick; sisters in law, Jean Grubbs of Sylvester and Betty Smith of Warwick.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by 2 brothers Randall Grubbs and Larry Smith.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Banks Funeral Home

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Robert Louis Watson

Mr. Robert Louis Watson, 73, of Sylvester died Monday February 18, 2013 at his residence.
The funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday February 21, 2013 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery with Rev. Gene Huggins officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:00 AM until service hour at Banks Funeral Home.

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William P. “Bill” Hayes

Mr. William P. “Bill” Hayes, 79, of Sylvester died Sunday February 17, 2013 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
The graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday February 19, 2013 at the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Danny Story officiating.
Mr. Hayes was born on July 18, 1933 to the late John Allison and Clara Mae Thompson Hayes in Warwick and has lived in Worth County most of his life. He was an owner/operator of B’S Repair. Mr. Hayes served in the United States Army in the 101st Airborne Division during the Korean War. He was a member of the Sycamore Lodge F&AM and Bethel Baptist Church. He loved his family and enjoyed going to gospel sings.
Survivors include his son, Timothy P. Hayes of Keystone Heights, FL.; daughter, Jinny Boyd of Sylvester; grandchild, Sean Rouse (Sherri), special friend Sue Shiver of Sylvester; sisters, Farrel Flake of Ashburn, Elizabeth Spencer of Charleston, SC.; brothers, Ed Hayes of Orange, TX., RiversHayes of Clarksville, TN. and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Banks Funeral Home.

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Donald Ray Scaff

Mr. Donald Ray Scaff, 52, of Albany passed away, Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Willson Hospice House.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at East Side Church of Christ.

Born June 9, 1960, in Florence, SC, Donald loved his children and grandchildren, enjoyed fishing, playing pool and singing County Music Karaoke.

Donald was preceded in death by his father, Donald McClendon Scaff.

Survivors include his wife, Gracia Scaff; mother, Wilma Ann Nolan Scaff of Albany; son, Donald F. Scaff of Sumner; daughters, Sherry Scaff of Albany and Tina D. Scaff of Sumner; brothers, Michael Scaff and Kenneth Scaff both of Albany and 3 grandchildren. Hall and Hall Funeral Home

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Hazel Fowler McDonald

Mrs. Hazel Fowler McDonald, 90, of Sylvester died Saturday February 16, 2013 at her residence.
The funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday February 20, 2013 at Banks Funeral Chapel with interment to follow in the Providence Cemetery with Rev. Craig Dozier officiating.
Mrs. McDonald was born on March 17, 1922 to the late John Washington and Eliza Florence (Lyda) Ford Fowler in Shingler and has lived in Worth County most of her life. She was a homemaker and a farmer. Mrs. McDonaldwas a member of Antioch Baptist Church and a former Sunday School Teacher.
Survivors include her son Larry Russell McDonald (Kay) of Sylvester; daughter, Elaine M. Sneed of Pensacola, FL.; grandchildren, Natalie Waltman, Tammy Singletary (Dub), Julie Webb (Roger), Teresa Mallard (Fred), Rusty McDonald (Sam), Missy McDonald Gaebler (Jeff); 12 great grandchildren; 11 great great grandchildren and a brother, Wayne (Cat)Fowler. In addition to her parents Mrs. McDonald was preceded in death by her husband Robert Russell McDonald.
A Special thanks to the Colquitt Regional Health Care staff and their nurses.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:0 PM until 8:00 PM at Banks Funeral Home.

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George LaDon “Don” Brooks

Mr. George LaDon “Don” Brooks was born May 5, 1944 in Haleville, Alabama close to the family homestead in Abbeville.

He passed away suddenly on February 15, 2013 after a recent hospital stay for a heart condition.

Don BrooksThe funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday February 18, 2013 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Riverside Cemetery in Albany. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM at Banks Funeral Home.

He is preceded in death by his beloved mother, Mrs. Rhoda Caroline “Carolyn” or “Callie” Zorn Brooks Pace, his father, Mr. Edward Donald Brooks, and the sweet man who raised him from the age of six as his own son, Mr. George McKinley “Pop” Pace, as well as his sister Ms. Maureen Dyes, all of Albany.

He is survived by his heartbroken daughter and only child, Penelope (“Penny”) Michele Brooks Plambeck (Sebastian) and his former wife of over 35 years of marriage who remained very close to him, Ms. Charlene Gail “Gail” Jones Brooks of Thomasville, along with his dear sisters, Ms. Willene Mitchell of Jacksonville, Fl, Ms. Joette Leel of Albany, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Don was employed for over 40 years as a Policeman, spending the vast majority of his career with the Dougherty County Police Department. Over the years he served in many leadership roles including Sergeant and Lieutenant as well as being a Criminal Investigator/Detective and Vice Squad member. When he retired he would still dream about catching criminals and said he often woke up feeling as he worked all night. In reality he often did work all night and most holidays, in addition to moonlighting as a security guard in order to provide for his family. His daughter Penelope is an Officer with The Department of Homeland Security and is so proud to carry a badge just like her daddy did and honor his service.

Don was an avid reader and loved knowledge and learning, spending many hours at the library taking home as many books as he could hold. He could tell you all about facts or figures from what a dromedary camel is to how to grow organic produce and knew every politician’s history and position. He voted in every single election he could locally and nationally. He loved perusing thrift stores and dollar stores for fun and was a generous man, often tipping more than the entire cost of the meal. He was a tenderhearted animal lover and rescued multitudes of stray dogs and cats throughout his life. He loved to watch the deer, cows, guinea fowl and geese outside his window in the country and he fed them as well. He greatly enjoyed sharing and discussing his love of antique rifles and guns with his son-in-law, Mr. Sebastian Plambeck of Hamburg, Germany, whom he loved as his own son and had always said so.

His last words to his daughter were, “I love you. Bye”. He is sorely missed and will never be forgotten. Our hearts are broken. Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester is in charge of the arrangements

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Arlie M. Castleberry

Funeral services for Arlie M. Castleberry, 89, Sylvester (Doles Community), GA will be held Monday, February 18, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at the Red Oak Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Providence Cemetery, Worth County, GA with Masonic Rites and Military Honors. Mr. Castleberry died Tuesday, February 12th at his residence following an extended illness.

Mr. Castleberry was the son of the late Elder B. Samuel & Georgia Pearl Kilcrease Castleberry. He was born in Worth County, GA. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and Civil Service from the U.S. Marine Corp Logistic Base in Albany. He was a member of the Red Oak Baptist Church, Sycamore Lodge #210 and Worth Masonic Lodge #194. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nyoka Banks Castleberry, four brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his daughters, Arlene Sheller, Santa Maria, CA and Iona Hermanson, Hermosa, S.D. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Eric Sheller and Chad Sheller and his brothers, Herbert Castleberry, Doles, GA and Gerald Castleberry, Sylvester, GA.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Vicky Quaile, Angel Quaile, and Hospice of Tift Area for loving care they provided.

In honor of Mr. Castleberry’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Perry Funeral Chapel

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Nadine R. King

Nadine R. King, 83, of Albany, GA, died February 11, 2013 at her residence. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 AM at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Bobby Moye will officiate. Interment will follow in Floral Memory Gardens Cemetery.

A native of Worth County, GA, born to the late Oliver Hampton Hancock and Lizzie Ruth Casey Hancock, Mrs. King grew up in Albany, GA and was a member of Faith Baptist Church. Mrs. King was a homemaker and was formerly employed with MacGregor Corporation for fifteen years.

Survivors include her husband, Frank E. King of Albany, GA, four sons and their wives, Larry and Sandra King of Darien, GA, Thomas and Rita King, Richard and Sharon King and Randy H. and Kathy King of all of Albany, GA, a sister and her husband, Marlene and Marion Dekle of Albany, GA, nine grandchildren, Ashley (Rob) Landry of Galway, NY, Marty (Jason) Thornhill of Albany, GA, Thomas (Kristen) King of Tifton, GA, Brian (Kristina) King of Jacksonville, FL, Whitney King of Wilton Manors, FL, Brian (Ashley) Hornek of Perry, FL, Chris (Kristin) King and Beth (Chris Taylor) King all of Albany, GA and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Viola Early, a brother, Elsie Hancock and a granddaughter, Kimberly Ann King.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Mathews Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Lights of Love c/o Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, 425 W. Third Ave., Albany, GA, 31701 or to Albany Community Hospice, 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, GA, 31707.

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Bobby Green

The Funeral Services for the late Mr. Bobby Lee Green, Sr., of 173 West Street, Sylvester, Georgia, who departed this life on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia, will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. from the New Providence Baptist Church in Sylvester, Georgia with the Reverend Ronnie Banks officiating.  Burial will follow in the Shepard Memorial Garden in Sylvester, Georgia.

Mr. Bobby Lee Green, Sr. was born on February 3, 1955 in Albany, Georgia, to the late Mrs. Daisy McMillian and the late Mr. Earl Green, Sr.

He was educated in the Worth County Public School System.  At an early age, Bobby gave his life to Christ and joined the former Free Will Baptist Church in Sylvester, Georgia.

Bobby worked as a machine operator for Resse’s Components Company.

He was united in Holy Matrimony to Ms. Willie Mae Banks on June 18, 2004.

Mr. Bobby Lee Green, Sr. gave up this busy walk of life on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia.  His stepson, Waddell Crutchfield, Jr., and his brothers, Larry Green, and Earl Green, all preceded him in death.

He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife, Mrs. Willie Mae Banks Green; two daughters, Sabrina Green of Stafford, Virginia, Alisha (Dickey) Green from Key West, Florida; two sons, Bobby Green, Jr., Timothy Green, both of Sylvester, Georgia; a stepdaughter, Shun Blackshear of Sumner, Georgia; ten grandchildren; three sisters, Linda (Eddie) Williams of Annapolis, Maryland, Jackie (Tony) Hall, Jeanette (Keith) Fulton, both of Sylvester, Georgia; two brothers, Micheal (Grace) Ward of Sylvester, Georgia, Robert (Lorenda) Green of Bainbridge, Georgia; a loving stepmother, Fannie Mae Green of Sylvester, Georgia; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.   Shipp’s Funeral Home

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Charles O. Brown

Mr. Charles O. Brown, 98, of Sylvester died Saturday February 2, 2013 at his residence.
The funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday February 4, 2013 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Jeff Barker, Rev. Mike DeLoach and Mr. John Evans will officiate.
Mr. Brown was born on September 28, 1914 to the late Frederick Milford and Emma Trammell Brown in Stewart County and has lived in Worth County since 1923. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in agriculture in 1939. Mr. Brown was a retired farmer having served on the Soil and Water Conservation Board of Middle & South Georgia for 34 years and served on the Farmers Home Administration Board. He served on the Worth County Board of Education for 20 years and had taught vocational agriculture for 7 years in Crisp, Early, Turner and Worth Counties. Mr. Brown was a member and deacon of Gordy New Bethel Baptist Church and the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class. He was an avid fox hunter.
Survivors include his daughters Evelyn B. Davis of Albany, Ann B. English and Paul of Cochran, Sue B. Larsen and Harry of DeSoto; son, Charles M. “Sonny” Brown of Sylvester; sister, Frances B. Jordon; 10 grandchildren, Mack Brown and Marnie, Georgia Owens and Mike, Jeff Brown and Shalara, Johnny Davis and Greg, Rob Davis and Beth, Paul English, Jr. and Galai, Carol Woodbery and Matt, Charlie English, Ike English and Laura, George Larsen and Lynn and 18 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his wife, Loy Audrey White Brown on July 23, 2003, siblings, Fred Brown, Hewlett Pope, Helen Sasser, Sara Tate and a son in law, Bobby Davis.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM at Banks Funeral Home.

 

 

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