Peggy Sue Hatcher
Peggy Sue Hatcher, 73, of 801 Community Ave, Albany, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 at Palmyra Medical Centers after a lengthy illness. Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday at Andersonville National Cemetery with Rev. officiating.
A native of Piedmont, Ala., Mrs. Hatcher resided in Albany for the past 32 years after moving from Sylvester. She drove a bus for the Dougherty County School System for 20 years and was a Baptist by faith. Mrs. Hatcher was preceded in death by her husband, Travis Preston Hatcher and a daughter, Diane Hix.
Survivors include a daughter, Debbie J. Bozeman and her husband, Ronnie of Sylvester, two sons, Robert Childers and his wife, Scarlett of Albany and Steven E. Hatcher of Marietta, a loving sister and caregiver, Jean (Tiny) Minor of Albany, five grandchildren, Regan (Brent) Fowler of Leesburg, Andrew (Amy) Bozeman of Newnan, Stephanie (Jason) Lang of Cordele, Peggy (P.J.) Hix of Albany, and Robert Wesley Hix of Worth County, and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Georgia Chapter, 1512-1 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31707.
An online guestbook is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.
Elizabeth (Libbo) New Loosier
Mrs. Elizabeth (Libbo) New Loosier, of 622 Russell Road, went to be with Jesus on Sept. 27, 2009.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Albany, 145 Oakland Pkwy, Leesburg, with interment to follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Dr. Butch Knight, Rev Perry F. Webb and Rev. Dan Robinson will be officiating.
Mrs. Loosier was born in Decatur, Ga., on July 8, 1925 to William Lafayette New and Minnie Lee Grant. She attended Shorter Baptist College in Rome, Ga., where she was a member of the Epsilon Sigma Tau Sorority.
Elizabeth was married to Oscar on Nov. 15, 1947 at First Baptist Church in Thomaston, Ga. She was a member of the Charity League, the P.E.O. the Garden Club, the Book Club and served on the board of the Albany Little Theatre, where she performed in and directed many plays. She served on the board of directors of Alltel Telephone Co. and was honored as mother of Year in 1974 by First Baptist Church, where she has been a member for 61 years. Elizabeth started the drama department at First Baptist, where God used her to minister to many people.
She was preceded in death by her husband O.F. Loosier Jr., and two grandchildren Oscar and Thomas Loosier.
She is survived by five children, Mike Loosier, Lee Eady and her husband Chuck Eady of Birmingham, AL, Eddie Loosier and his wife Sue Jenkins Loosier of Gainesville, Ga., Grant Loosier and his wife Pat Harrell Loosier of Macon, and Lynn Loosier of New York City, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren, Amon Eady, Bill Loosier, Grant Loosier Jr., Michael Eady, Loy L. Allen, Joshua Loosier, Charles Loosier, David Eady, Jonathan Loosier, Victoria Loosier, Susanna Loosier, Michael Loosier and Layla Loosier. Five Great-grandchildren Alyssa and Ansley Allen, Noah Eady, Tristen and Bailey Brook Loosier. We must not leave out her special friend and part of our family Mrs. Frances Collins.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lord’s Pantry, 219 W. Society Ave., Albany, GA 31701, First Baptist Church Missions Program 145 Oakland Pkwy, Leesburg, GA 31763, or First Baptist Church of Highlands, N.C., P.O. Box 625, Highlands, N.C. 28741.
An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.
Alice Mixon, 63, of Albany, died Friday, September 25, 2009 at her residence following an illness.
Her funeral service was Monday at First Baptist Church with interment at Crown Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Melinda Andrew officiated.
Mrs. Mixon was born in Vienna, Ga and had lived in Albany for many years. She graduated in 1963 from Vienna High School and in 1966 from Tift College. She received her MEd degree from Albany State College and her six-year degree from Troy State University. Mrs. Mixon taught in the Dougherty County School System for 35 years and taught hundreds of children mostly in the 4-year-old pre-K program. She was a member of the Albany Junior League, past president and past chaplain of the American Legion Post 30 Auxiliary Unit, and Cabane 909 of the 40 & 8 Society. Mrs. Mixon raised three fine children.
She is survived by her husband: Marvin Mixon, Albany; a son: Marvin “Walt” Mixon, Jr., Columbus; two daughters: Pam M. Smith and her husband Jeff, Woodstock, Ga., Barbara M. Newsome and her husband Doug, Greenville, S.C.; four grandchildren: Parker Smith and Abby Smith, both of Woodstock, Aaron Newsome and Callie Newsome, both of Greenville; her mother: Barbara Franklin Odom, Vienna; her sister: Helen O. Rice and her husband Bill, LaGrange.
Memorial contributions may be made to Albany Community Hospice, P.O. Box 1828, Albany, GA 31702. An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.
Helen V. Rouse
Helen Virginia Rouse, 77, of Jacksonville, Fla., and formerly of Albany, passed away Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 in Jacksonville. Graveside funeral services wee conducted Friday at Floral Memory Gardens.
Helen Virginia Rouse was born September 2, 1932 in Knoxville, Tenn., to the late Charlie Mann and Pearl Morgan Mann. She retired from Kmart after many years and then worked for Wal-Mart for several years. She enjoyed working with plants, spending time with her family and was of Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents her husband, Lee Rouse, preceded Mrs. Rouse in death. Survivors include sons, McKinley Kirkpatrick and his wife, Nancy of Albany and Chuck Kirkpatrick of Orlando, Fla.; daughter, Betty Jean Bell of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Shannon Kirkpatrick, Amanda Anglon and her husband, Billy, Chad Kirkpatrick and his wife Julie; great-grandchildren, Jacob Anglon, Eva Anglon, Zoey Kirkpatrick and Ricardo Kenny Kirkpatrick.
Hall and Hall Funeral Home handled the arrangements
John G. Smith, Jr.
John George Smith, Jr., 84, of Albany passed away Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 at Palmyra Medical Centers. Funeral services honoring the life of Mr. Smith were conducted Sept. 23 in the mausoleum chapel of Crown Hill Cemetery. His son, Dr. John George Smith III, officiated. Full military honors were presented.
John George Smith Jr., was born Jan. 18, 1925 in Pittsburgh, Pa., to the late John George Smith and Jessie Stewart. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 until 1946 and the U.S. Marine Corps from 1948 until 1968. He was a member of Sunnyside Baptist Church and will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.
In addition to his parents, his wife, who passed away on Feb. 23, 2008, Mrs. Grace Margaret Smith; son, Gerald R. Goodwin and brother, Rex L. Smith, preceded Mr. Smith in death. Survivors include sons, Dr. John George Smith III of Cordele and Gary L. Smith of Albany; daughters, Margaret Webb of Albany, Robin Massey of Leesburg and Jennifer Stone of Loganville; sister, Sue Roach of Pittsburgh; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Georgia Chapter in memory of Mrs. Grace Smith, 1512 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31707.