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Eugene Alls Sr.

Eugene Alls Sr., 92, of Albany died on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 at his home. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Piney Grove Baptist Church, 3210 W. Madison St., Albany. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery.

Meadows Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Donald Z. Cox

The graveside funeral service of Donald “Don” Z. Cox, 81, who died Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, were conducted Monday at Crown Hill Cemetery. Rev. Mark Amsbaugh officiated. Mathews Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

A native of Greer, S.C., born to the late Zeb Cox and Ruth Cox, he lived in Albany since 1950. Mr. Cox retired as a master sergeant from the U.S. Air Force after 23 years and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. After retiring from the Air Force, he was employed with the Lilliston Corp. for 16 years as a chief electrician.

Mr. Cox was a member of the American Legion Post 30 and a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church in Mitchell County. He had a passion for gardening and loved to share the fruits of his labor with friends.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Cox , of Lee County; a daughter, Doreen Sterling and her husband, Calvin, of Lee County; two brothers, Jimmy Cox of Murrells Inlet, S.C., and Arthur Cox of Charleston, S.C.; four sisters, Joyce Denilen of Brooksville, Fla., Martha LaFoy of Greer, S.C., Lala Caddell of Whispering Pines, N.C., and Nancy Lunn, Tequesta, Fla.; one grandson, Jason Andrew Sterling and his wife, Kelli, of Sebastian, Fla.; and three great grandchildren, Teagan, Cason and Bailey Sterling.

An online guestbook memorializing Mr. Cox is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.

Shirley Hatcher Hartsfield

The graveside funeral service of Shirley Hatcher Hartsfield, 72, of Leesburg, who died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 at her residence, was conducted Saturday at Crown Hill Cemetery. Rev. Bobby Moye officiated. Mathews Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

A native of Mitchell County, Mrs. Hartsfield resided in Leesburg most of her life. She was a clerk with U-Save-It Pharmacies and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Rayburn, and a daughter, Dianne Lynn Anglin.

Survivors include a grandson and his wife, Brian and Catherine Anglin of Knoxville, Tenn.; two brothers, Joe Hatcher and his wife, Frances, of Mitchell County, and Herman Hatcher of Raleigh, N.C.; and a sister and her husband, Elizabeth and Charles Taliaferro of Albany.

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

Sara Mauldin

Sara Mauldin, 83, of Albany died Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Her funeral service was held Tuesday at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors. Dr. Matthew Nance officiated. Interment was in Leesburg Cemetery.

A native and lifelong resident of Albany, Mrs. Mauldin was born July 24, 1926 to the late James Davis McBride and Marie Daffin McBride. She was retired from the state Health Department as a dental hygienist, was a member of Byne Memorial Baptist Church for 35 years, and was a volunteer with the Easter Seal. Mrs. Mauldin loved gardening and cooking. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Hill Mauldin, and a brother, James McBride.

Survivors include a son, Tommy Burnett of Leesburg; four stepdaughters Leisa Rehm of South Carolina, Dawn Gibbs of South Carolina; Brenda Mauldin and Hilda Pace; a sister, Gladys McBride Thrift of Leesburg; two grandchildren Tommy Burnett III of Albany; Brian Burnett of Albany two step-granddaughter’s and three great-grandchildren.

You may sign an online guestbook and share your own special thoughts with the family of Mrs. Mauldin by visiting Kimbrell-Stern’s website at www.kimbrellstern.com.

Debbie Moore

Mrs. Debbie Moore, 57, of Lee County died Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 at Palmyra Medical Centers. The funeral service was held Friday at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors. Mr. Quinn Davis officiated.

A native of Thomaston, Ga., Mrs. Moore lived in the Albany area most of her life where she was a housewife. She was a member of Philema Road Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents Rilla Parks and John Bodrey.

Survivors include her husband Dave Moore of Leesburg; two sons Mike Mize and his wife Heather of Albany; Ricky Mize and his wife MaryAnn of Albany; six sisters Nita Hite and her husband Gil of South Carolina; Marsha Chatham and her husband Ronnie of Cartersville, GA; Dianne Enos and her husband Mark of Washington State; Sandra McManus and her husband Tim of Putney; Viviane Royals of Camilla; Marie Harrell and her husband Joel of Sylvester, GA; a brother Johnny Bodrey and his wife Dot of Albany; Grandchildren Courtney Mize of California, Melanie Mize, Chasity Mize, Mike Mize III, GaryGlen Mize; The twins Little Ricky and Marissa Mize all of Albany; and Victoria Dietzel. Several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Albany Humane Society, 1705 Oakridge Dr., Albany, GA 31707. You may sign the online guestbook and share your own special thoughts with the family of Mrs. Moore by visiting Kimbrell-Stern’s website at www.kimbrellstern.com.

Edna Laurie Morman O’Conner

Edna Laurie Morman O’Conner, 93, of Gillionville Road in Albany died Jan. 24, 2010 at her residence. Her body will be cremated with services at a later date.

A native of Monticello, NY and a longtime resident of Florida Mrs. O’Conner lived in Albany since 2007. Mrs. O’Conner was a member of the Rudolich Trowbridge Park #73 Auxiliary in Monticello and was retired Manager and Buyer for the former Hotel Concord Gift Shop.

She was born to the late Charles A. and Eloise Pelton Morman and widow to the late Martin J. O’Conner who died in 1992.

Survivors include her daughter, Maureen Kleiman of Okeechobee, FL, granddaughter, Karissa Burton of Margot, FL, nieces, Eloise Warfel of Hernando, MS and Marea Gold of Princeton, IL, nephew Charles A. Morman of Loch Sheldrake, NY, devoted friends, John and Dee Patton of Leesburg, GA.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Carol O’Conner, brothers, Charles A. Morman, James Morman and a sister, Eleanor Grace.

You may sign the online guest book and share your own special thoughts with the family of Mrs. O’Conner by visiting Kimbrell-Stern’s website at www.kimbrellstern.com.

Marvin S. Singletary

Marvin S. Singletary, 68, of Albany, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010. His funeral service was Saturday at Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church with interment to at Crown Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Donald M. Kea and the Rev. Leigh Ann Raynor officiated.

Mr. Singletary was born in Cuthbert, GA. He graduated from Suwanee Military Academy, Suwanee, TN. He attended Emory University, and he graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA degree in 1963. He was a member of the SAE Fraternity. Mr. Singletary was a partner of Singletary Farms in Blakely, GA as well as Chairman and director of the Bank of Early and One South Financial with banks in North Florida and Georgia. He was formerly Chairman and President of the Blakely Peanut Company, Blakely, GA.

Mr. Singletary was a Past Chairman of the National Peanut Council, Washington, DC, Past Chairman of the Southeastern Peanut Association, Albany, GA, Past Chairman of the Peanut Administrative Committee, Atlanta, GA, and Past President of the Georgia Crop Improvement Association, Athens, GA.

Mr. Singletary was a member of Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church of Albany, GA. He was a Silver Beaver, District Award of Merit, Scout Master, and member of the Board of Directors of the Southwest Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Singletary was the proud father of three Eagle Scouts. He served on the Southwest Georgia Cancer Coalition from 2000-2006, on the Advisory Board of the Georgia Museum of History, as a Board Member of the Nature Conservancy of Georgia from 1993-1999, as a Past Vice President and Trustee of the Leadership Georgia Foundation, as a Director of the Georgians for Better Transportation, as Task Force Chairman and member of the Governor’s Growth Strategies Commission from 1987-1988, as Chairman of the Lower U.S. Highway 27 Development Committee, as Past Member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, as Past President of the Early County (Georgia) Cattlemen’s Association, and as Past President and Director of the Blakely Early County Chamber of Commerce. He was Past President and Director of Rotary Club of Blakely, and was a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

He enjoyed archeology, conservation of natural resources, and hunting. He authored numerous articles and publications on these topics.

Mr. Singletary was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Sparks Singletary and his brother, Raymond Clifford Singletary. He is survived by his wife: Henrietta McArthur Singletary, Albany; 3 sons: Marvin McArthur Singletary, St. Simons Island, GA, Raymond Quillian Singletary, Atlanta, GA, Henry Duncan Singletary, Macon, GA; father: Raymond Cook Singletary, Jr., Blakely, GA; sister: Anne Singletary Hammack and her husband James Albert Hammack, Dalton, GA; a cousin: James Steven Singletary, Blakely, GA.; and many other relatives.

Those desiring may send memorials to the Chehaw Council of Boy Scouts of America, P.O. Box 469, Albany, GA 31702. You may sign the online guestbook and share your memories with the family of Marvin S. Singletary by visiting Kimbrell-Stern’s website at www.kimbrellstern.com.

Drusilla Rauther Steward

Drusilla M. Rauther Steward, 82, of Sylvester, passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 2009 at Sylvester Health Care. At her request her Mrs. Steward’s remains have been cremated and no services are planned. Hall and Hall Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

George A. Walker Jr.

George A. Walker Jr. 79, of Leslie Highway in Leesburg, died Jan. 21, 2010 at his residence. Funeral services were Monday at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors. Rev. Raymond Smith officiated. Interment was in Crown Hill Cemetery.

A native of Bleckley County, Ga., Mr. Walker lived in Leesburg since 1970. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Walker served as the Chief of Police in Smithville, GA in the early 1960’s and was retired from the State of Georgia sign Department with 25 years of service. He will always be remembered for his love of drawing and his passion for art and especially the time and love he gave his granddaughters.

Survivors include his son, Norman Walker and his wife Laura of Sylvester, GA, granddaughters, Mallori Walker and Emily Walker both of Sylvester, GA

Mr. Walker was preceded in death by his beloved wife of over 48 years Peggy Walker.

You may sign the online guestbook and share your own special thoughts with the family of Mr. Walker by visiting Kimbrell-Stern’s website at www.kimbrellstern.com.

William Ray Wheeler

William Ray Wheeler, 79, of Baconton passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 at Palmyra Medical Center. Services honoring the life of Mr. Wheeler were conducted Friday in the chapel of Hall and Hall Funeral Home with Bishop Phil Millerd officiating. Interment was in Andersonville National Cemetery with military honors.

Mr. Wheeler was born May 14, 1930 in Nashville, TN, son of the late James Walter Wheeler I and Bessie Turner Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler was a veteran in the United States Marine Corps, enjoyed fishing and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. He was very active in several organizations. He was President of the Park Avenue merchants association in Winter Park FL and was also Grand Marshall of their St. Patrick’s Day parade back in the 70′s. He was active in the local florist association in Orlando, FL, the Central Florida Florist Association where he served in almost every position, from Secretary to Vice President to President. He was also a past President of the Florida State florist association and was awarded their place in the Sun award in 1984. He helped establish the Florida State Florist Federal Credit Union. He was at one time on the board of directors and a field service director for FTD (Florist Trans-World Delivery) and also served as treasurer of FTD.

Survivors include his loving wife of twenty-eight years, Beverly Beck Wheeler of Baconton; sons, James Walter Wheeler III and his wife, Deborah and Robert E. Lee and his wife, Kelly; daughters, Rossanne Vigliano and Cynthia L. Derksen and her husband, Bernard; step-son, Michael J. Hodges; step-daughter, Tracy Lavine; sister, Elizabeth Ross Bennett; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Sara Page

Sara Page of Albany died Monday, Jan. 25, 2010 at her home. Her funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Crown Hill Mausoleum Chapel with entombment to follow. Mr. Tommy Wright Jr. will officiate.

Mrs. Page was born in Fork, SC, and had lived in Dawson for 36 years prior to moving to Albany in 2009. She was a sales representative with Avon in Dawson.

Mrs. Page is survived by her husband: John Page, Albany; a daughter: Sandie Cercopely, Goose Creek, SC; 2 grandchildren: Karen Burlingame, N. Charleston, SC, Andrew Burlingame, Aspen, CO; 3 nieces: Mrs. Betty and Max Pickren, Sylvester, Mrs. Jackie and Scott Hemmings, Albany, Mrs. Esther and Charlie Black, Albany; a nephew: Mrs. Cynthia and Tommy Wright, Jr., Blakely; numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Kimbrell-Stern today (Wednesday) from 6 to 8 p.m.

Those desiring may send memorials to the Albany Community Hospice, P.O. Box 1828, Albany, GA 31702. You may sign the online guestbook and share your memories with the family of Sara Page by visiting Kimbrell-Stern’s website at www.kimbrellstern.com.

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