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Iona Benthall

Iona Benthall, died Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 at Palmyra Medical Center. Her remains have been cremated. Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors handled the arrangements.

Born Nov. 14, 1931 in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, she is survived by her daughters, Marla Benthall Brookshire and Renee’ Benthall Burlison, both of Albany; brother, Roger Rivet, and sister, Gloria Wasserman both of Hamilton, Ontario; granddaughters, Chelsy Burlison and Sarah Benthall; and great grandchildren, Cheyanne and Timmothy Burlison.

However, that is only blood. Her family due to her big heart, stretched from Canada to Albany. Her stubbornness and kind heart will be missed.

Ozie Brown

Ozie Brown, 77, of Leesburg, passed away Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009 at Palmyra Medical Center. Graveside funeral services were conducted Saturday at Leesburg Cemetery. Hall and Hall Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Mrs. Brown was born Jan. 7, 1932 in Newton, and she was of the Christian faith. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

Survivors include her son, Kenneth A. Brown and his fiancé, Sylvia, of Leesburg; brother, Carlie Eugene Freeman of Leesburg; grandchildren, Lindsey Hill, Nicole Brown, Kenny Brown Jr., Mindy Canceran and Kenneth E. Brown; and three great-grandchildren.

Wilma D. Robinson Hooten

Wilma D. Robinson Hooten, 67, of Mathews, Ala., and formally of Albany, passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 in Cleveland, Tenn. Funeral services honoring the life of Mrs. Hooten were conducted last Wednesday at Hall and Hall Funeral Home. Rev. Robin Chaplin officiated; interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Sylvester.

Mrs. Hooten was born in Adcock, Ky., daughter of the late Burham Robinson and Rosie Potter Robinson. She worked for many years as a caregiver, enjoyed playing Dominos, and loved traveling with her grandchildren. Mrs. Hooten was of the Baptist faith and will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. In addition to her parents, her husband, Willie H. Hooten, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her son, Michael Hooten and his wife, Kim, of Sylvester; daughters, Donna Hooten of Cleveland, Tenn., Wanda Hood and her husband, Darrell, of Old Fort, Tenn.; her companion, Sanford Grubbs of Mathews; brother, Herman Robinson of Anderson, Ind.; sisters, Virgie Poore of Alexandria, Ind., Sharon Greene of Fairmount, Ind., Shirley Adams of Knoxville, Tenn., and Bobbie Spalding of Anderson; and 12 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Contributions in Mrs. Hooten’s honor may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Charles Smith Taylor

Charles Smith Taylor, 53, of River Bridge Drive in Leesburg died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 28, 2009 at Sherwood Baptist Church Chapel. Rev. John Spencer and Mr. Ross Powell officiated. Interment was in Floral Memory Gardens Cemetery. Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors handled the arrangements.

Mr. Taylor was born in Albany and has lived all of his life in the Albany-Leesburg area. He attended Sherwood Baptist Church and was employed 30 years with Miller Brewing Co. Mr. Taylor was a true outdoorsman with a passion for hunting and fishing. He will always be remembered as a loving father and husband.

Survivors include his wife, Marcia Taylor of Leesburg; son, Andy Taylor of Leesburg; daughter, Sarah Taylor of Statesboro; and sister, Vicki Slavik of Warner Robins, Ga.

Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his parents, Smith William Taylor and Ola Thompson Taylor.

Contributions in Mr. Taylor’s honor may be made to Magnolia Manor Inc., 2001 S. Lee St., Americus, GA 31709 or Albany Rescue Mission, 604 N. Monroe St., Albany, GA 31701. An online guestbook memorializing Mr. Taylor is at www.kimbrellstern.com.

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