Charles Lewis Montgomery
Charles Lewis Montgomery, 84, of 149 Spring Lake Drive in Lee County, died Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 at his residence after a lengthy illness. Mr. Montgomery was a World War II Navy veteran and was retired from AT&T in Washington, D.C. He was a good and true friend and neighbor. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather.
Mr. Montgomery was born in Rockwood, Tenn. He grew up in Jesup, Ga. His job took him to Cape Canaveral, then Washington, D.C. Upon retirement, he moved back to his beloved Georgia. Mr. Montgomery is preceded in death by his wife, June (Ellis) Montgomery; his parents, Roger W. Montgomery and Avie (Martin) Montgomery of Jesup; and four brothers and two sisters. He has two surviving sisters, Mrs. Joan Scoggins of Cairo and Mrs. Thelma Johnson of Jesup.
Mr. Montgomery is the father of six daughters, Mrs. James (Johnne) Sizemore, Ms. Peggy Anne Poole, Mrs. Steve (Cheryl) Dyes, Mrs. Ricky (Connie) Spence, Mrs. Michael (Charlene) Rotowski and Ms. Patricia Montgomery; and one son, Roger (Phyllis) Montgomery. He leaves 14 adoring grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. today at Mathews Funeral Home. Roger Montgomery will officiate. A visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Arehart-Nichols Funeral Home in LaPlata, Md. Committal services will follow Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Cheltenham (Md.) Veterans Cemetery.
An online guestbook memorializing Mr. Montgomery is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.
Sonia Sue Brown
Sonia Sue Brown, 68, of Albany, passed away, Dec. 7, 2009 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. At her request, Mrs. Brown will be cremated and there are no services planned at this time. Hall and Hall Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Daniel Boyd Delk
The funeral service of Daniel Boyd Delk, 30, of Lee County, who died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, was conducted Friday at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Bobby Moye officiated. Interment was at Leesburg Cemetery.
A native of Albany, Mr. Delk resided in Lee County most of his life. He attended Albany schools and loved baseball, fishing, racing and the Georgia Bulldogs.
Survivors include his daughter, Olivia Delk of Pinehurst, N.C.; his mother and stepfather, Renee Kimbrel Evans and Robert Evans of Suffolk, Va.; his father and stepmother, Boyd and Denise Delk of Clarksville, Ga.; a sister and her husband, Mandy and Keith Williams of Leesburg; three half sisters, Morgan Evans of Suffolk, Marsha Marie Poulos of Albany, and Kathleen Madison Delk of Clarksville, Ga.; a half brother, Robert Taylor of Clarksville, his maternal grandmother, Sarah Weeks of Ft. Gaines, Ga.; and his paternal grandfather, Robert Delk of Sylvester. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, A.J. Kimbrel.
Contributions in Mr. Delk’s memory may be made to the National MS Society’s Georgia chapter, 1117 Perimeter Center W., Suite E101, Atlanta, GA 30338. An online guestbook memorializing Mr. Delk is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.
William Sinclair Frierson
William Sinclair Frierson, 86, of Albany, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were Monday at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors. Ministers Steve Shaw and Steve Rose officiated. Interment followed in Crown Hill cemetery with military honors.
Mr. Frierson was born in Heflin, Ala., on Aug. 28, 1923 to the late Luther Sinclair Frierson and Mary Lou Moates Frierson. He was a graduate of Fitzgerald (Ga.) High School, Middle Georgia College in Cochran, Georgia Institute of Technology and Southern Technical Institute in Marietta. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in San Antonio, Texas, and in the South Pacific during World War II; he received the Bronze Star.
Mr. Frierson was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He worked for Southeastern Optical Co. and Macy’s in Atlanta, Magnavox Corp. in Fort Wayne, Ind. and retired from the Federal Aviation Administration in 1988 with 31 years of service.
He was a member of the Golden Key Club, AARP, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, American Legion Post 30 and the 1911 Society.
Mr. Frierson will always be remembered for his love of church, family, traveling and golf.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 41 years, Nell G. Gardner Frierson.
Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Doris West Frierson of Albany; children, Pat Frierson and his wife Andi of Albany, and Kim Frierson of Augusta; grandchild, Mason Frierson of Albany; sister, Katheryn Frierson Weymann of Branford, Conn.; stepchildren, Jann Hatsell and her husband Alfred of Thomasville, Sylvia Casey and her husband Jim of Albany, Karen Lightfoot and her husband Darrell of Thomasville and Don Kearce and his wife Lora of Indianapolis, Ind.; and three step-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Contributions in Mr. Frierson’s memory may be made to Seventh Day Adventist Church or your favorite charity. An online guestbook memorializing Mr. Frierson is at www.kimbrellstern.com.
Richard Allen Griffin
Richard Allen Griffin, 56, of Lee County, died Tuesday, Dec. 1 at his residence following an illness.
The funeral services were Saturday at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors with the interment in Crown Hill Cemetery. Glenda Kaye Paige officiated
A native of Texas, Mr. Griffin lived here for 20 years. He was a self-employed master carpenter for more than 38 years. He was a member of the Sportsman Club and an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved working with his hands and was a loving husband, father, brother and friend. He was preceded in death by his parents, Zelman Edwin Griffin and Mamie Louise Hardison Griffin, and his sister, Caroline Griffin Whitfield.
He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Teresa Manders Griffin of Lee County; his son, Justin Tash Griffin, a student at Norwich University in Vermont; his three brothers, Edwin Griffin and his wife Judy of Albany, Owen W. Griffin of Putney and Charles W. Griffin and his wife Tammie of Macon; his sister, Patricia Griffin Bagley and her husband Harold of Demorest, Ga.; and several nieces, nephews and close friends.
An online guestbook memorializing Mr. Griffin is at www.kimbrellstern.com.
Raymond Dorsey Norman
Raymond “Ray” Dorsey Norman, 35, of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Albany, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 in Albuquerque.
His funeral services were graveside Saturday at Crown Hill Cemetery. Rev. Carrie Austin officiated.
A native of Albany, Ray attended Dougherty High School and has lived in Albuquerque for the past several years. He was a loving son, grandson, nephew and friend to all that knew him. He was an associate of Walgreen Drug Co. in Albuquerque. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Franklin Norman.
He is survived by his mother, Rebecca Gynn Norman, and his grandmother, Janet Sue Parker, both of Albany; three uncles, Steven Lee Parker of Clearwater, Fla., and Thomas Alvin Parker and William Benjamin Parker and his wife Teresa, all of Sylvester; several cousins; and a best friend, Tony Ration of Albuquerque.
An online guestbook memorializing Mr. Norman is at www.kimbrellstern.com.
Margaret Drawdy Simmons Parker
Mrs. Margaret Drawdy Simmons Parker, 79, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Her funeral service was Friday at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors with interment at Crown Hill Cemetery. Rev. Jack Connell officiated.
A native of Berrien County, Mrs. Parker lived in Albany and Tifton. She was a homemaker who devoted her life to her family and was the best “Nanny.” Mrs. Parker was a member of Plantation Parkway Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Claude Simmons and Arlie Parker.
Survivors include her daughters, Pamela Prentice of Tifton, and Jan Robinson and husband Ricky and Kim Etheredge and husband Rodney, all of Albany; her brothers, Joel Drawdy and wife Lorie, of Lakeland, Fla., and Merrell Drawdy and wife Debra of Tifton; her sister, Brenda Connell and husband Jack of Tifton; her grandchildren Amanda Waller, Ricky Robinson Jr., Jennifer Reynolds, Nathaniel Prentice, Samuel Prentice, Kelli Etheredge and Wendy Wilbourn; and 11 great grandchildren.
Contributions in Mrs. Parker’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 3338-L Country Club Road, PMB 305, Valdosta, GA 31605. An online guestbook memorializing Mrs. Parker is at www.kimbrellstern.com.
Patricia Ann Richardson
Patricia Ann “Pat” Richardson, 75, of Albany, died Friday at her residence following an illness. Her funeral services will be at noon today at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors with the interment to follow in Andersonville National Cemetery. Rev. Anson Jackson will officiate.
A native of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Richardson lived here for more than 40 years and was of the Lutheran faith. She was a graduate of Mt. Baker High School in Washington. Following graduation, she served her country as a member of the U.S. Air Force as a cryptographic operator. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She retired from Moore Business Forms with more than 20 years of employment. She was a qualified dog obedience trainer, and she loved to read. She was a member of American Legion Post 30, a past president of the Wives Club of RVAH 14 and past president and secretary of the Ladies Auxiliary Fleet Reserve Association Unit 339.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Alma Olson Tomer; an infant son; one brother; and five sisters.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Frank Richardson; three sons, Robert Richardson (Annette) of Carrollton, Ga., Paul Richardson (Karen) of Monroe, Ohio, and David Richardson (Jean) of Livermore Calif.; two daughters, Debra Crumbley (Lanny) of Sale City, Ga., and Sandra Richardson of Albany; nine grandchildren, Anna Knighton, Patricia Grady, Daryl Richardson, Elana Richardson, Chris Bond, Amanda Paul, Leslie Seda, Jeremy Crumbley and Taressa Crumbley; six great-grandchildren, Jalisa Knighton, Tommy Knighton, Cayden Paul, Haylee Crumbley, Patryck Crumbley and Skylyn Crumbley; two sisters, Theodora Bock and Julie Bales; and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.
Contributions in Mrs. Richardson’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 308 W. Second Ave., Albany, GA 31701 or to the Albany Rescue Mission, 604 N. Monroe St., Albany, GA 31701.
An online guestbook memorializing Mrs. Richardson is at www.kimbrellstern.com.
Hugh Durrell Scott
The graveside funeral service of Hugh Durrell Scott, 56, of Leesburg, who died Saturday Nov. 28, 2009 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, was conducted Thursday at Leesburg Cemetery. Rev. Bobby Moye officiated. Mathews Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
A native and lifelong resident of Lee County, Mr. Scott was a retired lieutenant with the Albany Fire Department. He was formerly employed with the Lee County Sheriff’s Department under Sheriff Dick Forrester, Sheriff E.J. Bowyer and Sheriff Harold Breeden. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a son, Jason Scott of Lee County; a daughter and her husband, Christy Swearingen and Tracy of Lee County; a brother, Walter C. Scott Jr. of Harland, Ky.; two sisters, Betty Cain of Fayetteville, N.C., and Martha Staines of Lee County; and two grandchildren, Justin Swearingen and Kelly Swearingen.
An online guestbook memorializing Mr. Scott is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.
Elizabeth Lahti Seacord
Elizabeth Lahti Seacord, 94, of Albany passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 at her home. No services are planned at this time. Hall and Hall Funeral Home handled the arrangements.