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Betty Stover Bailey

Betty Stover Bailey, 82, of Leesburg, formerly of Fitzgerald, Ga., died Saturday, July 24, 2010 at Lee County Health Care.

Her funeral service was scheduled for Monday, July 26, at 2 p.m. at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors with Rev. Tony Haefs and Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating and interment at Crown Hill Cemetery.

Born in Brookhaven, Ga., Mrs. Bailey grew up in Fairburn, Ga., and lived in Fitzgerald from 1971 until 2003, when she moved to Leesburg. While living in Fitzgerald, Mrs. Bailey was a longtime employee of the Fitzgerald Herald Leader and also worked with Worthington, Casper and Stone CPA. She was of the Baptist faith and will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.

Survivors include five children: Sharon Bailey Evans and her husband Steve, Albany, Lea Bailey Johnson and her husband Wayne, Buford, Ga., Kelley Ann Bailey, Buford, Ga., Tina Bailey Harris and her husband Rhett, South Bend, Ind., David Parks Bailey and his wife Blake, Leesburg; 10 grandchildren: Kristen Evans Fowler and her husband Kevin, Anna Beth Evans, Ashley Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Emery Harris, Bailey Harris, Evan Bailey, Jackson Bailey, Asher Bailey and Mia Bailey.

Mrs. Bailey was preceded in death by her parents, Herschel and Ruth Stover, brother, James H. Stover Jr. and her sister, Helen Leveritt.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Gideons International Albany East Camp, P.O. Box 1265 Albany, GA 31702. An online directory is at www.kimbrellstern.com

Marie Bozeman Bullard

Marie Bozeman Bullard, 80 of Cordele, formerly of Albany, died Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Palmyra Medical Center. Funeral services were scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, July 26 at Mathews Funeral Home with Rev. Dorsey Atkinson and Rev. Rick Hamilton officiating and interment at Warwick United Methodist Church Cemetery.

A native of Sale City, Ga., Mrs. Bullard resided in Cordele since 1990, moving from Albany. She was a retired Banquet Coordinator at Carr’s Steakhouse and a member of Warwick United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband Stan Bullard, two daughters, Linda Jones Franklin, Albany, and Joey Holeman Hunter and husband, Dennis (Dickie) of Sylvester, four grandchildren, Lynn Givens Phillips, Jason Floyd Hatcher, Colby Dennis Hunter and Corey Joseph Hunter, and a great-granddaughter, Alexis Lynn King.

The family will be at the residence, 175 Swift Creek Road, Cordele, GA 31015. An online guestbook is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.

Carl Raymond Carte’ Jr.

Carl Raymond (Ray) Carte’ Jr., 60, of Albany, died Sunday, July 18, 2010 at Albany Health Care. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 20 at First United Methodist Church of Albany. Rev. Carrie Austin officiated.

A native of Sendai, Japan, Mr. Carte’ resided in Albany for the last 50 years. He was a 1968 graduate of Albany High School, attended Darton College and Georgia State University, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Ray was a Special Olympics coordinator with the Albany Advocacy Resource Center, a member of First United Methodist Church of Albany, and Dougherty Leadership.

Survivors include by his wife, Sarah Williams Carte’ of Albany, a daughter, Kristi and her husband, Dr. Mike Randle of Nacogdoches, Texas, a son Chad Carte’ of Virginia Beach, Va., a stepdaughter, Lynn Highsmith Barnett and her husband, Justin of Cumming, Ga., three grandchildren, Damen Carte’ of Nacogdoches, Jaxen Barnett and Ashlyn Barnett both of Cumming, and the mother of his children, Debbie Naylor Dollar.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Albany Advocacy Resource Center, Special Olympics, 2616 Pointe North Blvd., Albany, GA, 31721. An online registry is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.


Patricia Faye Clark

Patricia Faye Clark, 55, of Sylvester passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at her home. The funeral service was conducted Saturday in the chapel of Hall and Hall Funeral Home. Rev. Buddy Harris officiated and interment was in Floral Memory Gardens.

Born Feb. 11, 1955 in Tift County, Mrs. Clark was the daughter of the late, Franklin N. Clark and Geralda King Burnette. She was a homemaker most of her life, enjoyed fishing, doing cross word puzzles and watching the Golden Girls with her grandchildren. Her life was her family and she will be missed by them all.

Survivors include her companion, Roy Greathouse of Sylvester; children, Tonia Schmidt and husband, Matt of Leesburg, Todd Greathouse of Sylvester, Heather Mize and husband, Mic of Leesburg; sister, Wanda Phillips of Leesburg; brother, Terry Burnett of Albany; aunt, Sarah Griffin of Tifton; and grandchildren, Lauren, Carlee, Devin, Jordan and Brina.

Bobbie Lambert Cox

The private memorial service of Bobbie Lambert Cox, 68, of Albany, who died Wednesday, July 21, 2010 in Georgetown, Ga., was conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Pastor Frank Lamb officiated.

A native of Columbus, GA, Mrs. Cox resided in Albany for more than 50 years. She was a retired designer/decorator with Suburban Furniture and was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Clay County, Ga. She was preceded in death by her parents, Travis Lamar McCraney and Sarah Carolyn Ennis McCraney.

Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Denise L. Miller (Matt), a sister, June McCraney Pelham and a granddaughter, Sarahgrace Miller all of Albany.

The family was scheduled to receive friends Monday, July 26 from 7 p.m. until p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Biblical Debt Counseling Scholarship Fund, c/o Alpha Ministries, Biblical Counseling Center, 2214 Whispering Pines Road, Albany, GA, 31707.

The family is at the residence of Matt and Denise L. Miller, 1604 Westfield Court, Albany, GA, 31721. An online registry is atwww.mathewsfuneralhome.com.

Ronald Eugene Cox

The private memorial service of Ronald Eugene Cox, 65, of Albany, who died Wednesday, July 21, 2010 in Georgetown, Ga., was conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Pastor Frank Lamb officiated.

A native of West Frankfort, Ill., Mr. Cox resided in Albany since 1975 and moved to Augusta in 1980 and returned to Albany in 1993. He was in insurance sales and was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Clay County, Ga. He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Lee Cox and his mother Velma Yvonne Caldwell Cox and his wife Bobbie Lambert Cox.

Survivors include a daughter, Mechelle M. Cox, Tucson, Ariz., a stepdaughter, Denise L. Miller, Albany, his father, Arthur Lee Cox, Champaign, Ill., four sisters, Scheri Lynn Cox, Holiday, Fla., Deborah Ann Foley (David), Tolono, Ill., Susan Y. Osterbur (Marvin), Royal, Ill., Cindy Lee Holland, Greenville, Tenn., four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family was scheduled to receive friends Monday, July 26 from 7 p.m. until p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Biblical Debt Counseling Scholarship Fund, c/o Alpha Ministries, Biblical Counseling Center, 2214 Whispering Pines Road, Albany, GA, 31707.

The family is at the residence of Matt and Denise L. Miller, 1604 Westfield Court, Albany, GA, 31721. An online registry is atwww.mathewsfuneralhome.com.

Robert Joseph Carriveau

Robert Joseph Carriveau, 66, of Leesburg, died Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. No arrangements have been made.

A native of Alpena, Mich., Mr. Carriveau resided in Lee County since 2005, coming from Phenix City, Ala. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a service representative for U.L. He was preceded in death by his father, Burton Carriveau.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Nell Carriveau, two daughters, Carla Carriveau and her husband, Mack Bell of Mill Valley, Calif., and Bonnie Isaac and her husband, Michael, a grandson, Cashton Isaac, all of Bishop, Ga., his mother, Bertha Carriveau of Alpena, a stepdaughter, Cindy Coffey, a step grandson, Adam Coffey, of Leesburg, two stepsons, Lee Coffey, and Steve Brown and his wife, Lisa, three step granddaughters, Christy, Cassie and Casey Brown all of Eufaula, Ala., a brother, Ken Carriveau of Guam, and a sister, Sherry McDonald of Alpena.

William Edward Ferguson

The memorial service of William Edward Ferguson, 84, of Tallahassee, Fla., formerly of Albany, who died Saturday, July 10, 2010 at his residence was conducted Wednesday July 21, 2010 at Mathews Funeral Home.

A native of Spring Gap, Md., Mr. Ferguson lived in Albany from 1951 until 1995, when he and his wife moved to Fort Gaines, Ga.. After the death of his wife, Bennie Lisenby Ferguson, in 2002, he then moved to Pitts, Ga., and in 2007 he moved to Tallahassee. Mr. Ferguson is also preceded in death by his parents, Jonathan Francis Ferguson and Anna Grace Snelson Ferguson and four sisters and two brothers.

Mr. Ferguson was a retired salesman with Fullwell-Curtis Motor Products and a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, serving during World War II as a B-29 tail gunner, flying in 28 missions over Japan. He was a graduate of Alleghany High School in Maryland and Albany Technical School and was a member of the American Legion Post 30.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy Donnan of Moultrie, Ga., a son and his wife, Danny and Carol Ferguson of Lexington, Ga., grandchildren, First Lieutenant Matthew Donnan of Waynesville, Mo., David Donnan and Ashley of Statesboro, Ga., Mark Donnan of Albany, Ga., and his companion, Joann Moree of Vienna, Ga.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or your local Hospice. An online guestbook is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.

Evelyn Jeanette Johnson Hollomon

Evelyn Jeanette Johnson Hollomon, 92, of Loganville, formerly of Albany, died Thursday, July 22, at Emory Eastside Medical Center in Snellville, Ga.

The funeral services are scheduled for Monday, July 26 at First United Methodist Church with the interment to follow in Riverside Cemetery and Dr. Don Adams officiating.

Mrs. Hollomon was a native and lifelong resident of Albany. She suffered the death of her mother at a young age and was raised by her aunt, Alberta Roberts. She was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church, a member of the Hawk Sunday School Class, United Methodist Women, and the Golden Key Club. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend to all. She loved to cook, bake, and work in her flowers and to enjoy their beauty. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Mary Jones Johnson, her aunt, Alberta Roberts, and her granddaughter Megan Holloman.

She is survived by her two sons, Elvan Holloman of Macon, Wayne Hollomon and his wife Carol of Albany, her daughter Sharon Hollomon Drake and her husband Robin of Loganville, two grandchildren: Mark Hollomon and his wife Kim of Powder Springs, and Colby Drake of Loganville; three great-grandchildren: Logan, Jacob and Samantha Holloman.

Memorial contributions in honor of her granddaughter Megan Hollomon (Megan’s House) maybe made to TIME, 1906 Palmyra Rd., Albany, Georgia, 31707. An online registry is at www.kimbrellstern.com.

Eric Dalton Newell

Eric “Rab” Dalton Newell, 78, of Albany, died Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Palmyra Nursing Home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Sam Cook officiated. Interment followed in Thundering Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Dan Newell, Ricky Newell, Stevie Newell, Marty Newell, Lawson Cox and Jeff Paramore served as active pallbearers and Russell Newell, Gene Newell, Tony Newell, Barry Higgs, Terry Henderson served as honorary pallbearers.

A native of Worth County, born to the late Dan and Janie McDonald Newell, Mr. Newell resided in Albany since 1957. Mr. Newell, formerly employed with Knight’s Electric, was a self-employed licensed electrical contractor for more than 40 years and conducted business throughout Southwest Georgia. He was a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Newell was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Barfield Newell, a daughter, Charlotte Hurst, a sister Vivian Newell Hall and a brother, Charles L. Newell.

Survivors include his children, Polly Newell Miller and her husband Chuck of Iron City, Ga., Debra Newell Monroe of Leesburg, and Roger Newell of Iron City, three brothers, Wendell Newell and his wife Jane of Worth County, Elvis Newell of Albany, and Roy Newell and his wife Sandra of Mitchell County, five sisters, Ferrell Higgs and her husband, Clyde of Crystal River, Fla., Doris Henderson of Albany, Carol Cox and her husband, Charles of Worth County, and Faye Calhoun and her husband, Sammy, of Worth County, 12 grandchildren, Michelle Chafin (Randy), April Davis (Stacy), Ericka Adams (Nick), Joey Miller (Jessica), Robert Bruner, Bryan Bruner, Britt Bruner (Katie), Kelly Newell, Kasie Stewart (Dustin), Kristen Newell, Kyle Newell, Brandi Baggett, and 16 great-grandchildren, Taylor Peterman, Chase Peterman, Morgan Davis, Landon Davis, Anna Belle Adams, Beau Adams, Scharlie Bruner, Nick Bruner, Matthew Bruner, Christian Bruner, Emily Bruner, Conner Price, Dakota Bruner, Dakota Stewart, Drake Stewart and Dean Stewart.

An online guestbook is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.

Carl Blair Pritchett Jr.

Carl Blair (Bunny) Pritchett Jr., 85, of Albany, died Wednesday July 21, 2010 at Morningside Assisted Living.

Funeral services were scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, July 26 at Crown Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Jones officiating. The family will receive friends at Kimbrell-Stern one hour prior to the graveside service.

Mr. Pritchett was born in Albany on March 20, 1925 to the late Carl Blair and Isabel Mann Gibbs Pritchett. He was a graduate of Albany High School and the University of Georgia, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War and earned the final ranking of lieutenant.

Throughout his life, he served the community in numerous capacities. He was a two-term City Commissioner of Albany, chairman of the Lee County Democratic Executive Committee, president of the Albany Rotary Club, president of the Albany Chamber of Commerce, a charter member of the University of Georgia’s President’s Club, state commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a 50-year member of the American Legion, an original member of the Board of Trustees of Deerfield Windsor School, and a recipient of the Albany Exchange Club’s Book of Golden Award.

He was best known for his lengthy career in the automobile business, which spanned 50 years. Following his retirement, he spent his remaining years in the real estate business. Mr. Pritchett was the great-great-great grandson of Albany founder Nelson Tift and was recognized as an authority on local history. He sponsored the publication of the book Historical Background of Dougherty County Georgia1836-1840. He was a member of the Richmond (Va.) Museum of the Confederacy, the Civil War Trust for Battlefield Preservation, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, and the President’s Club of the Heritage Foundation. He wrote short articles for the newspaper and had a personal museum, which included Native American, WWII, and Civil War artifacts.

Mr. Pritchett is survived by Laura White Pritchett; Carl Blair Pritchett III of Mableton, Ga.; and Carla Pritchett Wale of Seattle, Wash. He is also survived by his brother, Thomas Hall Pritchett of Albany, and three grandchildren, Brittany Day Pritchett, Ansley Tift Pritchett, and Alexander Edward Pritchett.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 212 N. Jefferson St., Albany, GA 31701; Albany YMCA, 1701 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31707; or the University of Georgia Archives.

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com


William Fleming Underwood Jr.

William (Bill) Fleming Underwood Jr., 65, died early Thursday morning, July 22, 2010, while vacationing with his wife, Jeanie Tupper, in the mountains of northern New Mexico.

The family was scheduled to friends at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors, Monday, July 26, from 6 to 8 p.m.. His funeral service was scheduled for Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors at 2 p.m. with his interment to follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Bill was born in Atlanta on Oct. 29, 1944, spending most of his childhood in Blakely, Ga. He enrolled at Georgia Military College, graduating from high school in 1962, and later from junior college in 1964. He then graduated from the University of Georgia in 1967 with a B.A. degree in journalism.

From 1967 to 1969, Bill served as a 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Army Field Artillery. Bill then matriculated in the night program at John Marshall School of Law in Atlanta, where he graduated in 1974. During that time, he worked with Dr. Sid Williams to publish Volume #1, Issue #1 of Today’s Chiropractic. He met and married Marsha Fricks, his ex-wife and mother of his two children. Bill is the proud and loving father of Charlotte Ashley Underwood and William Fleming Underwood, III (Trey).

Bill moved in 1974 to Albany, where he started his own law firm, Underwood Law Offices, engaging in the general practice of law from 1975-85, before limiting his practice to workers’ compensation and personal injury law in 1985. Bill’s son, Trey, joined the practice in 2008.

Bill served as a Dougherty County commissioner from 1979-1982, chairman of the State Bar of Georgia’s General Practice and Trial Section from 1982-1983, and vice president for the 2nd District of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association from 1978-1980. He was a member of the American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association, served on the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport Commission, and was recently inducted into the distinguished Melvin Belli Society in Vancouver, British Columbia.

In 2000, Bill married his current wife, Jeanie Tupper, and he became stepfather to three children, Bryan Michael Tupper, Jason Ryan Tupper, and Kristina Rene Edwards who also provided him with his seven grandchildren, all who adored him.

Bill was an avid pilot with a commercial/multi-engine instrument rating, having flown his Piper Aerostar across the Atlantic. He had a great sense of humor, a love for reading, a wealth of knowledge concerning American history and politics, and built a reputation of always helping others in his community. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and to many other parts of the world with his wife, Jeanie.

In addition to his wife and children, Bill is survived by his sister, Laura Underwood Jordan, and his brothers, John Edgar Underwood of Atlanta and David Underwood of Lansing, Mich.

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.

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