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Timothy Clay Ashcraft

Timothy Clay Ashcraft, 37, of Albany passed away Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Ashcraft has been cremated and there will be no service. Hall and Hall Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Alice Chancey Boyce

Mrs. Alice Chancey Boyce, 84, Gail Avenue in Albany, died Thursday, Sept, 24, 2009 at her residence.

Her funeral service was held Thursday at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors and the internment service was held Saturday at Blythe (Ga.) Baptist Church Cemetery, with Mr. Steve Hurley and Dr. Richard Dendler will officiate.

Mrs. Boyce was a native of Augusta and lived in Albany since 1957. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and was retired from the USDA Soil Conservation service after 35 years.

Survivors include her daughter Allyson B. Washburn and husband Frederick; her two sons, David L. Boyce and wife Cindy, Snellville and Jeffery G. Boyce and wife Linda, Raymore, Mo.; grandchildren Jonathan Boyce, Chancey Washburn and wife Mariah, Ashley L. Washburn, Nicholaus Boyce and wife Ashley, Michael Boyce, Carrie Jo Boyce; great grandchildren, Calvin Washburn, Charles D. Boyce, Wyatt Washburn, siblings, Roberta Grant, Harlem, Ga., Flora DeLoach, Johnson City, Tenn., Lulah Sheppard and husband Hadden, Augusta, Clifford Chancy and wife Dorothy, Blythe, Rose Blosser and husband Dan, Cambodia, Dixie Peters and husband Ray, Knoxville, Tenn.; sister in law Myrtle Chancey, Blythe.

Memorial contributions may be made to Albany Community Hospice, P O Box 1828, Albany, GA 31702 or Blythe Baptist Church, P O Box 300, County Line Road, Blythe, GA 30805.

An online guestbook memorializing Mrs. Boyce is at www.kimbrellstern.com.

Emily Jane Chambers-Boyd

Emily Jane Chambers-Boyd, 71, of Leesburg, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009 after a valiant battle with chronic lymphoma leukemia. Funeral services were held Friday at Mathews Funeral Home with the Rev. Chip Gresham officiating. Interment followed in Salem-Seminole Baptist Church Cemetery in Desser, Ga.

A native of Seminole County, Ga., Mrs. Chambers-Boyd was born to the late John Walden and Essie Lee Robinson Williams on Feb. 22, 1938. She had resided in Leesburg since 1971. She was a homemaker and a registered nurse employed at South Fulton Hospital in Atlanta, before working at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, where she retired after 29 years.

Mrs. Chambers-Boyd was instrumental in providing training and support to nurses for Albany Community Hospice. She became the first full-time RN for Hospice and was the head nurse on the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. She will be remembered by co-workers as a dedicated and compassionate nurse. She also will be remembered as a loving mother, wife and sister. As a believer in the Baptist faith, she was a true witness for the Lord, reaching others professionally and personally. Mrs. Chambers-Boyd was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur B. (Sonny) Chambers.

Survivors include her husband, Donnie Boyd of Leesburg, Ga.; a daughter, Julie Godbee and husband Dennis of Buckhead, Ga.; a son, Kirk Chambers and wife Heidi of Bainbridge, Ga..; grandchildren, Ramsay Chambers and Emily Chambers of Bainbridge, Ga.; stepsons, Ken Boyd and wife Mary Kay of Warner Robins, Ga., Stevie Boyd and wife Jodi of Navara, Fla., and Keith Boyd and wife Lori of Warner Robins, Ga.; stepdaughters, Donna Boyd Tweedy and husband Bill of Fort Valley, Ga., and Carol Boyd Barnette and husband Tim of Winder, Ga.; 12 step-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Childs of Bonaire, Ga.; two brothers, James Harvey Williams and wife Brenda of Perry, Ga., and Tom Williams and wife Janie of Kathleen, Ga.; sisters-in-law, Genella Chambers Thursby of Donalsonville, Ga., and Eunice Chambers Cheshire of Bethany, Okla.; eight nieces and two nephews.

Memorials may be made to The Albany Community Hospice, P.O. Box 1885, Albany, GA 31702; or to Chronic Lymphoma Leukemia Society, 3715 Northside Parkway, 400 Northcreek, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30327.

A registry is available at mathewsfuneralhome.com.

Linda Lee Golden

The funeral service of Linda Lee Golden, 69, of Dawson, who died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at her residence, was conducted Monday at Bronwood United Methodist Church. Rev. Jan Conner and Rev. Wallace Willis officiated. Interment followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.

A native of Troup County, Mrs. Golden had resided in Dawson for the past 20 years, moving from Leesburg. She was a retired supervisor with Delco Remy and was a member of Bronwood United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Tommy Golden, Dawson, three sons, Steve Anthony McWaters (Donna), David Wayne McWaters, and Michael Keith McWaters (Kerrie) all of Leesburg, three brothers, Benny Johnson (Marie), Hogansville, Danny Eugene Johnson (Debbie), Putney, and Tommy Johnson, LaGrange, two sisters, Dolly Bonner (Tommy) and Patricia Moody all of LaGrange, and three grandchildren, Eric McWaters, Anthony McWaters and Amber Newell.

An online guestbook memorializing Mrs. Golden is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.

Thomas Floyd (Tom) Hewitt Sr.

Thomas Floyd (Tom) Hewitt Sr., 77, of Mitchell County, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2009 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Mathews Funeral Home. Chaplin Neal Hager will officiate. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.

A native of Sumter County, Mr. Hewitt had resided in Mitchell County since 1996. He graduated from Plains High School, and served in the U.S. Navy on board the U.S.S. Boxer during the Korean conflict. He was employed with the Dougherty County Police Department for 27 years, where he reached the rank of captain. After his retirement, Mr. Hewitt was employed as the jail administrator with the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department, where he attained the rank of major. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Freda F. Hewitt of Mitchell County, a son, Thomas F. (Tommy) Hewitt, Jr. and his wife, Cara of Bonaire, Ga., two daughters, Sharon Hendley and her husband, Howard of Thomaston, Ga., and Karen Weekley and her husband, Tommy of Mitchell County, two brothers, Frank Hewitt and his wife, Lois of Pembroke, Ga., and Howard (Red) Hewitt of Atlanta, nine grandchildren, Ashley Carson, Miranda Hewitt, Corey Hewitt, Liah Smith, Dylan Smith, Jay Hewitt, Nick Weekley, Elizabeth Ott and Holden Hendley and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Georgia Sheriff’s Boys Ranch, 5671 GA Highway 122 E. Hahira, GA 31632. An online guestbook memorializing Mr. Hewitt is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.

Rick Hyde

The memorial service for Rick Hyde, 43, of Leesburg, who died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009 at his residence, was held Saturday at Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Chuck Smith officiated.

A native of Savannah, Ga., Rick had resided in Lee County for the past 33 years. He was a fireman with the Albany Fire Department and Lee County Fire Department and had worked with Dougherty County E.M.S. and Vital Care in Americus, Ga. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Leesburg and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Gina Hyde of Leesburg; six children, Margaret Hyde of Fort Jackson, N.C., Dustin Bearden of Boston, Ga., Malynn Bearden and Carrie Bearden, both of Leesburg, and Taylor Marie Hyde and Richard Clinton Hyde III, both of Leesburg; father, Richard Clinton Hyde Sr. of Bigham Lake, Mich.; mother, Betty Odom Hardison of Leesburg, Ga.; sisters, Teresa Nealy of Leesburg, Vicky Hardison of Atlanta, D.D. Smith of Hazard, Ky., and Kelly Boissonnaut of Wilton, N.H.; and brothers, Terry Hardison of Macon, Ted Hardison of Atlanta, Ga., Kevin Minken of Michigan and Kip Minken of Charleston, S.C.

Memorials may be made to The Albany Community Hospice, P.O. Box 1885, Albany, GA 31701.

A registry is available at mathewsfuneralhome.com.

Elizabeth “Betty” McBride

Mrs. Elizabeth “Betty” McBride died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009 at her residence.

Her funeral service was Tuesday at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors with internment in Crown Hill Cemetery. Rev. Tony Haefs officiated.

A native of Ware County Mrs. McBride lived in Albany since 1948. She was a retired registered nurse. She was a 1945 graduate of Macon Hospital Nursing School and was a member of Gillionville Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter Diane Hardee and husband Merv, Leesburg; sons, Don McBride and his wife Pam, Albany, Dave McBride and his wife Deborah, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Dale McBride and his wife Joy, Leesburg; grandchildren, Allison Douglas and husband Stephen, Melissa Conyers and husband Josh, Stacey Parker and husband Trey, Laura McBride, Joel Hardee, Molly Wallis and husband T.J., Jennifer Queen and husband Nathan, Elizabeth McBride; sister, Jean Hagelstein and husband Richard; brother Charles Cherry and wife Betty, Dublin; and six great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gillionville Baptist Church, 4614 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31721.

An online guestbook memorializing Mrs. McBride is at www.kimbrellstern.com.

Mark Walter Shor

Mark Walter Shor, 77, passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 28, 2009 in Atlanta.

Mark was born on Jan. 7, 1932, grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and met his wife, Sheila Marks, while living there. Mark and Sheila were married on Feb. 12, 1955. Mark enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1952 and was honorably discharged in 1960. While pursuing his communications career, Mark and Sheila were fortunate enough to see many places around the country, and moved to Albany in 1964, living here for the next 45 years, where they raised their five children, Melissa, Alan, Denise, Scott and Rebecca.

In Albany, Mark operated radio stations and sporting goods stores, and was a longtime member of Temple B’nai Israel. Mark was also an active member of the Albany Lion’s Club, serving a term as president. Mark was a talented businessman and wonderful family man. His passion in life was as a special and loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his beloved wife Sheila, sons Alan Shor and his wife Ruthie of Dallas, Texas, and Scott Shor of Albany, and daughters Melissa Shor of Norcross, Ga., Denise Greenberger and her husband Robert of Atlanta, and Rebecca Shor of Albany. He is also survived by the loves of his life, his grandchildren Zach Shor, Rachel Shor, Sarah Shor (all of Dallas), Micah Greenberger, Chelby Greenberger and Marra Greenberger (all of Atlanta), and Alison Harrell, Ian Pedrero and Jessica Pedrero (all of Albany).

A graveside service was held Thursday at Riverside Cemetery in Albany, with Rabbi Dr. Dana E. Kaplan officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Atlanta, 1244 Park Vista Drive, Atlanta, GA 30319. Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors handled arrangements.

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