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Catherine E. Edwards

Catherine E. Edwards, 94, of Albany, died at her home on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Albany on Oakland Parkway with interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery. The Rev. Butch Knight will officiate.

Mrs. Edwards was born in Atlantic City, N.J., and lived in Albany since 1954. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Albany for 58 years and sang in the church choir. She retired from Civil Service with MCLB Albany. Mrs. Edwards was a member of the American Legion Post 30 Auxiliary, the American Business Women’s Association, NARFE, the DAR, the Red Hot Mommas of Albany, Order of the Eastern Star, the Key Club at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, and a Past Director of AARP.

She was a member and served as chaplain and treasurer of the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CV-42 Auxiliary. Mrs. Edwards was active in her community, volunteering for Palmyra Nursing Home, SOWEGA Council on Aging, Chehaw Park, and the Dougherty County School System, where she made art bags for elementary students for many years. She loved to travel and go to reunions with friends. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Above all, she shared her love of God and Jesus with others. She was preceded in death by her husband, GySgt. Joseph H. Edwards, USMC, and two sisters, Laura and Marion.

Mrs. Edwards is survived by her children: Catherine J. Jordan, Barrington, N.J., Nancy J. Wahl, Yuma, Ariz., Charles L. Johann, Youngstown, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Albany, 145 Oakland Parkway, Leesburg, GA 31763, or to Albany Community Hospice, 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, GA 31707.

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.

Charles Henry Gilchrist

The funeral service of Charles Henry (Charlie) Gilchrist, 86, of Albany, who died Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Palmyra Nursing Home, was conducted Saturday at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Ken Myers officiated. Interment followed in Crown Hill Cemetery. American Legion Post #30 presented honors.

A native of Roanoke, Va., the oldest of 110 children, Mr. Gilchrist resided in Albany since 1959, moving from Raleigh, N.C. He opened Charlie’s 66 Service Station and Charlie’s Wrecker Service in 1961 at Seventh Avenue and Slappey Boulevard. Mr. Gilchrist operated Charlie’s Wrecker Service until his retirement in 1992.

He was a World War II Navy veteran serving in the Pacific Theatre, a member of Avalon United Methodist Church, the American Legion Post #30 and The Artesian City Car Club.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Gilchrist, a daughter, Peggy Gilchrist West and her husband, Bobby and a son, Steve H. Gilchrist and his wife, Pat all of Leesburg, three brothers, Roland Gilchrist and his wife, Gloria and Kenneth Gilchrist and his wife, Patty all of Benson, N.C., Bobby Gilchrist and his wife, Veda of Merkel, Texas, two sisters, Mildred Pressley of Thomaston, Ga., and Becky Clever, of Benson, six grandchildren, Michael West and his wife, Kathy of Lee County, Charles West and his wife, Gayle of Raleigh, N.C., Daniel West and his wife, Jackie, Hahira, Ga., Mary Robin Torre and her husband, Paul of Lee County, Clinton Gilchrist of Albany, and Melissa Roberts and her husband, Joey of Leesburg, and seven great-grandchildren.

An online guestbook is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.

James A. McCorkle

James A. (Jimmy) McCorkle, 48 of Albany, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. His funeral service was Friday at Crown Hill Cemetery. Rev. Steve Webb officiated.

Born May 20, 1962 and raised in Albany, Jimmy owned and operated Georgia Computer Services and was preceded in death by preceded by his brother, Greg McCorkle.

Survivors include his wife, Missy Harris McCorkle; parents James and Agnes McCorkle, Albany; sister Sue Creech (Glenn), Albany; brother in law, Hank Harris (Jennifer) and children Rachel, Henry, David and Mark, Louisville, Colo., Guy Harris (Penny) and children Will, Mitch and Sumner Watson, Woody and Jackson Harris, Camilla; nephews Chad Creech (Jill) and children Chad Jr. and Jackson, Leesburg, Greg McCorkle, Ohio, niece Ashley Butler, Knoxville, Tenn., and mother-in-law, Sandra Moses, Donaldsonville, and grandmother-in-law, Opal Jackson, Camilla.

Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Georgia Animal Teaching College, c/o University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.

Col. Dovie Lee Peterson

The graveside funeral service of Col. Dovie Lee Peterson (U.S. Army Ret.), 77, of Leary, who died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010 at her residence, was conducted Saturday at Milford Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Preston Wilson officiated.

A native and lifelong resident of Baker County, Ms. Peterson graduated from Florida State Nursing College and was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Milford Baptist Church.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Edna E. Peterson of Albany, two nieces, Debbie (Reid) Logan of Albany, and Peggy Ann (James) Tierney of Leesburg, a great-nephew, Eric Peterson Logan of Albany.

Memorial contributions may be made to Milford Baptist Church, 1429 Milford Church Road, Leary, GA 39862.

An online guestbook is www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.

Dallas Virgil Pierce Jr.

Dallas Virgil Pierce Jr., 88, of Albany, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010 at Coliseum Hospital, Macon. His funeral service was scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9 at Kimbrell-Stern with interment to follow at Crown Hill Cemetery and Rev. Richard Parker officiating.

Mr. Pierce was born in Palatka, Fla., and had lived in Tifton before moving to Albany many years ago. He graduated from Tifton High School and was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Corps. Mr. Pierce was a member of First United Methodist Church of Albany and the Hudson Malone Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Walter H. Burt American Legion Post 30, and a member of the 40 and 8. He owned and operated ABC Awning and Fence Co. Mr. Pierce was preceded in death by his wife, Floriece Cosper Pierce and two brothers, Billy Pierce and James Pierce.

He is survived by his daughter: Leah Pierce Weaver and her husband Kevin, Albany; a son: Dallas V. Pierce III and his wife Denise, Falston, N.C.; four grandchildren: Brandy DePodesta and her husband Anthony, Bluffton, S.C., Garit Pierce, Colby Pierce, and Carter Pierce, all of Falston; one great-grandchild: Bella DePodesta, Bluffton; two sisters: Mary Maxwell, Thomson, Ga., Ann Luke, Eatonton, Ga.; and a brother: David Pierce, Ocala, Fla.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.

Grayson Chad Tomlinson

Master Grayson Chad Tomlinson was scheduled to be laid to rest on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010 at a private graveside service at Crown Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Hurley officiating.

Master Grayson Chad Tomlinson is the infant son of Chad and Tonya Rouse Tomlinson of Leesburg, and brother of Brady Davis Tomlinson of Leesburg. He is the maternal grandson of David and Darlene Rouse of Albany, and the paternal grandson of Dennis H. Sr. and Saundra Tomlinson of Leesburg. His maternal great-grandparents are: Herman and Callie Prince of Spindale, N.C., Henry and Janice Rouse of Sylvester, Huey and Sara Johnson of Sylvester, and James B. Ivy of Albany. His paternal great-grandmother is Mary Hatcher of Camilla. He is also survived by three uncles, Dennis H. Tomlinson, Jr., Jason B. Tomlinson and Steven D. Rouse and his fiancée, Amanda M. Carpenter, all of Leesburg.

He was preceded in death by: maternal great-grandmother, Barbara Ivy; paternal great-grandfather, C. Ray Hatcher; paternal great-grandparents, Julian G. and Beverly B. Tomlinson.

The family will be at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Chad Tomlinson 111 Holton Way, Leesburg, GA 31763.

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.

Mildred Ricks Tyson

Mildred Ricks Tyson, 93, of Albany died Tuesday Aug 3, 2010 at Palmyra Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Saturday at Kimbrell-Stern with interment following at Riverside Cemetery. Mr. Bobby Marshall and Mr. Mike Amos officiated.

Born in Worth County, Mrs. Tyson lived in Albany since 1940. She worked at McCollum’s Photography and was in fellowship at Albany Gospel Chapel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stewart W. Tyson, in 1986 and a son, Wayne Stewart Tyson, in 2000.

Survivors include her son, David C. Tyson, and his wife, Dollie, of Albany; four grandchildren, Samuel W. Tyson, Cynthia G. Tyson, Bethany Tyson McCarthy and Brian D. Tyson, and several nieces and nephews.

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.
Paul Edward Webster Sr.

The funeral service of Paul Edward Webster Sr., 61, of Panama City Beach, Fla., who died Sunday, August 1, 2010 at his residence, was conducted Friday at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Bobby Moye officiated. Interment was at Andersonville National Cemetery with military honors.

A native of Owosso, Mich., Mr. Webster moved to Albany in 1967 and lived there until 2004, when he moved to Panama City Beach. He graduated from Owosso High School in 1969 and attended Darton College and John Marshall Law School in Atlanta. Mr. Webster served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam and received the Purple Heart.

He was retired from the Marine Corps Logistic Base Albany and was a member of the Harvest Temple Church of God and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ilene Miller Isham.

Survivors include two sons, Paul E. (Web) Webster Jr. and his fiancée, Renee Howell of Ashburn, Ga., and Richard (Richie) Lloyd Webster Sr. of Sylvester, a daughter, Jennifer Martin and her husband, Scott of Leesburg,  two brothers, Larry Webster and his wife, Linda of Keymar, Md., and Robert Webster and his wife, Jane of Montrose, Mich., two sisters, Linda Staub and her husband, Dave of Port Orange, Fla., and Ruth Wagoner and her husband, Paul of Daytona, Beach, Fla.,, his parents, Lloyd A. and Gladys Webster of Owosso, six grandchildren, Laura Webster, Kari Webster, Richard (Rickie) Webster, Michael Joseph Webster, Jonathan Martin and Jessica Martin, the mother of his children, Frankie Webster Schreiner of Sylvester, several nieces and nephews, and his pets, Scarlet, Missy and Joey Puff.

An online guestbook is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.

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