Robert Brinson Alston
Robert Brinson Alston, 53, of Sasser died Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. His body has been cremated; his family received friends Monday at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors.
Mr. Alston lived in south Georgia for many of years. He was a graduate of South Georgia Technical College of Americus. He was employed by IKON Business Solutions for a great number of years and was employed with OCE as a copier technician. He was preceded in death by his father; George Robert Alston.
He is survived by his wife; Gail Griggs Alston of Sasser; his daughter; Shonna Marie Alston of Leesburg; his mother, Sara D. Alston; his sisters: Lisa Montgomery, Joy Cromer and Neva Carter, all of Americus; and many nieces, nephews and close friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Robert’s favorite charity, Disabled American Veterans, VA Regional Office, 1700 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033. An online guestbook memorializing Mr. Alston is at www.kimbrell-stern.com.
Phillip N. Cohen
Phillip N. Cohen, 59, of Albany, died Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. His funeral service was Sunday at Riverside Cemetery. Rabbi Dr. Dana E. Kaplan officiated. Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors handled the arrangements.
Phillip was born in Albany and graduated from Albany High School in the class of 1968. He attended the University of Georgia and he had a great love of the outdoors and nature. Phillip was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Nathan Cohen and Edith Greenlee Saunders Cohen.
He is survived by his daughter, Jill C. Dominguez and her husband Brian, of Atlanta; two sons: Brad Cohen and his wife Ellen, and Jeff Cohen and his wife Amanda, of Albany; two grandchildren: Sam Dominguez, of Atlanta, and Landon Cohen, of Albany; two sisters, Joyce C. Ogletree of Ft. Gaines and Linda C. Mathis and her husband Billy, of Albany; three brothers: David Cohen and his wife June, of Tennessee, Barry Cohen and his wife Barbara, of Albany, and Ronnie Cohen of Albany.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Parks at Chehaw, 105 Chehaw Park Rd., Albany, GA 31701. An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.
Ronald Dennis Everson Sr.
The funeral service of Ronald Dennis “Buddy” Everson Sr., 75, of 801 8th Ave., Albany, who died Wednesday, Feb.3, 2010 at his residence, was conducted Saturday at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Chip Gresham officiated. Interment was in Floral Memory Gardens Cemetery.
A native of Mitchell County, Mr. Everson resided in Albany since 1952, moving from Mitchell County. He was a self-employed builder, a Korean Navy Veteran and he was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Alan Everson.
Survivors include his wife, Betty M. Everson of Albany; a daughter and her husband, Lisa and Charles Jenkins of Blakely; a son, Ronnie Everson of Perry, Fla.; seven sisters, Mary Frances Kressler of Orlando, Fla., Martha Garrett and Marie Willingham, both of Albany, Nancy Eberfeld of Sarasota, Fla., Nelda Choquette of Tallahassee, Fla., Linda Kidd of Leesburg, and Annette Patterson of Edmond, Okla.; a brother, Harry Everson of Pensacola, Fla.; and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
An online guestbook memorializing Mr. Everson is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.
The funeral service of B.A. Haire, 55, of Leesburg, who died Feb. 3, 2010, was conducted Friday at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Allen Bingham and Minister Faron Hamner officiated. Interment was in Crown Hill Cemetery.
A native of Colquitt, Ga., Mr. Haire grew up in Albany and graduated from Albany High School in 1973. He was employed with Dougherty County Public Works for many years and medically retired from Albany Water Gas & Light. Mr. Haire was a member of Liberty Parkway Church of God.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie Haire; a daughter and her husband, Angela and Joshua Savelle of Albany; his mother, Carrie Haire Joiner of Albany; a brother, Darrell Haire of Albany; three sisters, Virginia Gilley and her husband, Robert, of Lee County, Billie Fleming and her husband Jack of Cartersville, Ga., and Gwen Carr and her husband Tommy of Albany; his mother-in-law, Jeannette Tucker and a brother-in-law, William F. Tucker, both of Lee County; and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Mr. Haire was preceded in death by his father, Bill L. Haire.
An online guestbook memorializing Mr. Haire is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.
Leonard D. Paulk
Leonard D. Paulk, 81, of Albany died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. His funeral service was held Saturday at Byne Memorial Baptist Church with interment at Crown Hill Cemetery. Dr. J. Mathew Nance, Dr. Michael Gravette, and Rev. W.A. Bingham officiated.
A native of Lennox, Ga., Mr. Paulk was a retired sergeant major from the U.S. Army National Guard and also retired from Keenan Auto Parts. He was employed as a property manager for RBG the Anderson Co. Mr. Paulk was a Mason and Shriner and past Royal Patron of Christina Court #18, past president of the Toastmasters Club and the Coin Club, and a past member of the Civitan Club. He was a member of the Southwest Georgia Exchange Club.
Mr. Paulk was member of Byne Memorial Baptist Church, where he served on the building committee for the New Ledo Road location. He was a deacon and served on all major committees and taught Sunday school for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tyson Paulk and Eddie Paulk; and two brothers, Bobby Paulk and Roger Paulk. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Johnny Paulk.
Survivors include his wife, Lavonda Paulk of Albany; three sons David Paulk and his wife Sarah of Flemington, N.J.; Ty Paulk of Keystone Heights, Fla.; Cary Paulk and his wife Donna of Norfolk, Va.; brothers and sisters, Donald Paulk and his wife Laverne of Lakeland, Fla., Herbert Paulk and his wife Delma of Salem, Fla., Lorraine Paulk of Keystone Heights, Fla., Gary Eller and his wife Debbie of Leesburg, Glenda Bass and her husband John of Albany; Donna Cook and her husband Dave of Albany, and Sherry Canterbury of Albany; a sister-in-law, Patsy Paulk of Albany; grandchildren, Lindy Williams, Jessica Daniel, Brad Paulk, Holly Holton, Allison Paulk, Tyson Paulk, Maggie Paulk, Cassie Paulk, Allie Paulk, Michael Gouff, Daphne McCall, Tiffany McCall, Demi Cook, Wren Toleman, and Raine Boyd; and 15 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Byne Memorial Baptist Church, 2832 Ledo Road, Albany, GA 31707. An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.
Dorothy Jenkins Stewart
Dorothy “Dot-Dot” Jenkins Stewart, 90, of Albany, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010.
Her funeral service was Monday at First Baptist Church of Albany. Interment services were at Sumner Cemetery in Worth County. The Rev. Dr. Butch Knight officiated. Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors handled the arrangements.
Mrs. Stewart was born in Sumner and had lived in Albany for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Albany and worked for 45 years in the nursery at the church. She was preceded in death by her husband Alexander Cleveland Stewart, Jr.
Mrs. Stewart is survived by her two sons, Ronnie Stewart and his wife Teresa, and Alex Stewart, all of Albany; four grandchildren: Dan Stewart, Ron Bowyer, Chris Bowyer and Angie Elliott; seven great-grandchildren; a brother: Harry Jenkins and his wife Ruby of Indialantic, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
Those desiring may send memorials to Camp Hawkins, c/o First Baptist Church of Albany, 145 Oakland Parkway, Leesburg, GA 31763, or Albany Community Hospice, P.O. Box 1828, Albany, GA 31702.
An online guestbook memorializing Mrs. Stewart is at www.kimbrellstern.com.
Lena M. “Lee” Vail, 90, of Sylvester, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at Sylvester Health Care. Mathews Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
A native of Zubulon, Ga., Mrs. Vail resided in Albany for 48 years before moving to Sylvester three years ago. She was retired from Ayres Corp. and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Loette Usrey and Nell Kregler.
Survivors include her daughter, Stacie Sinclair and her husband Reggie; five grandchildren, Stephanie Rumburg, Taylor Sinclair, Aaron Sinclair and Jessica Sinclair, all of Sylvester, and Misty Studelska of Atlanta.
An online guestbook memorializing Mrs. Vail is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.
Betty McLaurin Wallace
Betty McLaurin Wallace, 85, had her homecoming Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 at her home. The service celebrating her life was Sunday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Garrett Andrew officiating. Her interment service was Tuesday at Hebron Cemetery in Clio, S.C. Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors handled the arrangements.
Born Oct. 12, 1924 in Clio, Mrs. Wallace lived in Albany for the past 33 years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She attended Winthrope College. Mrs. Wallace was a member of N.A.R.FE., Dougherty County Chapter #187 UDC, Commodore Richard Dale National Society Daughters American Revolution, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 30, Mended Hearts Chapter #165, and Porterfield XYZ Club.
Our beloved wife and mother was a true example of Jesus’ unconditional love to her husband, family and all who knew her. Her presence will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her son Benjamin Wallace and her daughter Barbara Wallace Keenan.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Alvin Wallace Sr.; daughter, Linda W. Kent and her husband Johnnie, Sylvester; sons, Alvin Glenn Wallace Jr. and his wife Denese, of Preston, David Ralph Wallace and his wife, Donna, of Moorestown, N.J.; grandchildren, Rebecca Wallace, Sara Chestnut and Joshua Kent; and a special friend and caregiver, Stacy Suarez.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church for Mission Outreach Programs, 220 N. Jackson St., Albany, GA 31701. An online guestbook memorializing Mrs. Wallace is at www.kimbrellstern.com.
The funeral service of Carol Williams, 71, of 494 North Hampton Drive, Leesburg, who died Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 at Palmyra Medical Center, was conducted Monday at Life Christian Center International Church in Albany. Pastor Stan Glass officiated. Interment was in Leesburg Cemetery. Mathews Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
A native of Dillion, S.C., Mrs. Williams resided in Leesburg since 1979 after moving from New Hampshire. She was a homemaker and a member of Life Christian Center International Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Alfred Williams Sr.
Survivors include four daughters, Debra Lynn Wester of Albany, Donna Elaine Ballinger of Ocala, Fla., Renee Laura Banks and her husband Andy of Leesburg, and Patricia Williams Jones and her husband Eric of Albany; three sons, David Edwards, Charles Wayne Breland and Raymond Alfred Williams Jr. and his wife Phyllis, all of Albany; and 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made Life Christian Center International Church, 1211 Stuart Ave., Albany, GA 31701. An online guestbook memorializing Mrs. Williams is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.