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Jewel Anglin, 81

The funeral service of Jewel Irene Nobles Anglin, 81, of Albany, who died Friday, Aug. 20, 2010 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, will be conducted Monday Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. at First Free Will Baptist Church. Rev. Billy D. Hanna will officiate. Interment will follow in Floral Memory Gardens.

A native of Colquitt, Ga., Mrs. Anglin had lived in Albany for fifty-five years. She was a quality control inspector with AMF Brunswick and retired from Bruno’s Deli. She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Edward Nobles and Nettie Williams Nobles, husband, Fred Harvel (Pete) Anglin, a daughter Vicki Carol Young, two sisters, Elma Musgrove and Geneva Pulaski and two brothers, Irvin Nobles and Lavon Nobles.

Survivors include two sons, Harvey Ray Anglin (Kathy Ann), Homestead, Fla., and Duane Anglin (Karen S.), Evans, Ga., two brothers, Charles Nobles (Cathy), Leesburg, James Nobles, Danielsville, Ga., nine grandchildren, Stacey Warner, Brian Anglin, Asher Young, Aaron Young, Justin Anglin, Korey Anglin, April Okken, Stephanie Gackowski, Allison Young and four great-granchildren, Hailey Marie Young, Brooke McKenzie Warner, Madison Elizabeth Anglin and Madeline Okken.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Free Will Baptist Church, 420. Westover Blvd., Albany, GA., 31707. An online guestbook is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.

Laura Tryphena Cain, 86

The private graveside funeral service of Laura Tryphena Cain, 86, of Albany, and former resident of the Ft. Gaines Nursing Home, who died Saturday August 21, 2010 at her residence, will be conducted Tuesday Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. at Philadelphia Methodist Church Cemetery, Hazlehurst, Ga. Dr. Phil Thomas will officiate.

Mrs. Cain was born in Brunswick on Nov. 17, 1923 to the late Roscoe C. Horton and Tryphena M. Horton. She was employed by Coats and Clark in Albany as payroll clerk for 32 years and was a member of Pine Bluff Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a twin brother, Thad Horton and a son, John N. Pearl, Jr. Her former husband was Judson Cain.

Survivors include a son and his wife, William R. Pearl (Wanda), Ft. Gaines, a daughter and her husband, Pamela Cain Pridmore (Richard), Leesburg, a brother and his wife, William E. Horton (Miriam), Belvedere, S.C., nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shiloh Baptist Church, 1974 Cotton Hill Road, Ft. Gaines, GA 39851 or Albany Community Hospice, 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, GA, 31707. An online guestbook is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.


Patsy Goldsmith, 85

Patsy LaRue Ward Goldsmith, 85, of Lake Blackshear, Ga., died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010 in Columbus, Ga. Her funeral service was Thursday at Oakview Cemetery. David Stern officiated.

Mrs. Goldsmith was born in Wagoner, Okla., and moved to Albany in 1946. She was a graduate of Fort Smith (Ark.) High School. She worked as a bookkeeper at First State Bank in Albany, and then worked with her husband, Walter Goldsmith at Goldsmith’s Men’s and Boys store for many years. Mrs. Goldsmith was a charter member of the Albany Junior Woman’s Club, a member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Optimist Club, past member of the Albany Woman’s Club, past member of the Charity League of Albany, past member of the Temple B’nai Israel Sisterhood. She was a charter member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Albany. Mrs. Goldsmith was preceded in death by her husband, Walter M. Goldsmith; her parents, William G. and LaRue Pate Ward; her sister, Betty Lou Lowery; her brother, William G. Ward, Jr.

She is survived by her son: Dr. Stephen W. Goldsmith, Alexandria, Va.; her daughter: Celia “Cissy” Goldsmith DuRant and her husband Gene, Columbus, Ga.; four grandchildren: Stephanie Goldsmith Terry and her husband Ted, Charleston, S.C., Daniel Goldsmith, Atlanta, Katherine DuRant Burke and her husband Jonathan, Arlington, Va., Margaret DuRant, Washington, D.C.; two great-grandchildren: Levi Terry and Amos Terry, both of Charleston; a sister: Loretta Daniels and her husband George, Albany; two sisters-in-law: Mildred Faber, Albany, Jane Goldsmith, Albany; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 500 Pine Ave., Albany, GA 31701, or to the charity of your choice. An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.

William Carlton Jordan, 83

The funeral service of William Carlton Jordan, 83, of Leesburg, who died on Friday, Aug. 20, 2010 at the Willson Hospice House, will be conducted Monday, Aug. 23, at 3 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. John Turner, nephew of Mr. Jordan, will officiate. Interment will follow in Ellaville City Cemetery in Ellaville, Ga., with military honors.

Mr. Jordan was born in Albany on Nov. 16, 1926 and grew up in Ellaville, where he graduated from Schley County High School in 1947. He attended Georgia Southwestern University. Mr. Jordan was a World War II veteran, who proudly served his country in the United States Navy on the USS Memphis.

Mr. Jordan worked several years with the Georgia State Patrol. However, he spent most of his working life as a bus driver for Trailways, and later for Greyhound. Due to his outstanding service, having driven two million miles without a preventable accident, a Trailways bus was named in his honor. He retired in 1989 after 40 years of service with Trailways and Greyhound.

Mr. Jordan was a member of Westview Baptist Church, Albany. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge No. 591 and the Hasan Shrine Temple. In addition to his parents James and Docilee Jordan of Americus and his bother Terrell McMickle (“Mack”) Jordan and sister Jacqueline (“Jackie”) and brother-in-law Clarence Parker all of Americus, Ga., he is predeceased by his first wife, whom he married in 1949 and the mother of his three children, Janie Hatcher Jordan. Mr. Jordan is also predeceased by wife, Eleanor Shumate Jordan and wife, Shirley Phillips Jordan.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Jordan of Atlanta, and Steve Jordan (Katie) of Leesburg, and one daughter Janet Jordan Mock (Hiram) of Albany, and eight grandchildren Lauren Mock Brock (Brandon) of Leesburg, Blake Mock of New York City, NY, Abbey Mock of Atlanta, Corey Jordan, Stevie Jordan and Jakob Jordan all of Leesburg, and Will Jordan and Bret Jordan of Dothan, Ala., and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Jordan is also survived by his dear friend Joyce Waters of Albany, and his special caregiver, Katie Butts of Leesburg.

Mr. Jordan was a wonderful father, grandfather and friend. He provided all those who knew him with colorful stories from his days in the Navy throughout his bus-driving career and beyond. His infectious joyful spirit, keen sense of humor and wit, but most importantly, his beautiful, bright smile will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. His love for people and animals was demonstrated throughout his life and will be remembered fondly and often.

The family is at the residence of Lauren and Brandon Brock, 235 Winnstead Drive, Leesburg, GA 31763.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lee County Animal Shelter, 101 Mossy Dell Road, Leesburg, GA 31763. An online guestbook is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.

Mike Lacy Sr., 56

Mike Lacey, Sr., 56, of Albany, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010. The memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23, graveside at Morrison Baptist Church Cemetery in Brooks County. Rev. Allen Bingham will officiate.

A native of Bainbridge, Mr. Lacey was a long-time resident of Albany. He was a 1972 graduate of Westover High School, and previously was employed in the pressroom of the Albany Herald. He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Major Lacey.

He is survived by his sons: Blake Lacey and daughter-in-law Cindy of Leesburg and Mike Lacey Jr. of Albany, his two grandchildren: Makenzie Lacey and Gavin Lacey, his mother, Sue R. Moxley and step-father, David of Lake Park, Ga., his brother Jerry Lacey and sister-in-law, Lea of Valdosta, Ga., his sister Lynn Casagrande and brother-in-law, Randy of Leesburg, a special friend, Deanna Lacey and several nephews.

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.

Joyce Draper Lunsford, 64

Joyce Draper Lunsford, 64, of Hartley Lane in Leesburg died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were Friday 2 at Harvest Temple Church of God. Rev. Tony Holley and Rev. Allen Bingham officiated. Interment was in Cedar Hill cemetery in Dawson.

A native of Baker County, Mrs. Lunsford lived in Lee County for 13 years. She was a member of Harvest Temple Church of God, where she was a member of the Senior Adult Sunday School class and Joy Fellowship. She was a member of Woodmen of the World and a former employee of Buddies Cleaners and co-managed motels with her husband.

Survivors include her husband, Terry Lunsford, son, Wesley Bryan Lunsford of Amelia Island, Fla., daughter, Sherri Lynn Kindlmann of Roswell, Ga.., grandchildren, Brittany, Weston and Savannah Lunsford, two brothers, Raleigh and Lane Draper both of Leesburg, five sisters, Juanita Carter of Leesburg, Dale Fuller of Alabama, Ruby Reece of Leesburg, Beverly Draper of Leesburg, and Jane Spriggle of Albany.

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com

Stephen Foye Moncus

Stephen Foye (Goose) Moncus, 33, of Albany, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010 at his residence. Funeral services were Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Albany with Rev. Garrett Andrew and Rev. Daniel VanCleave officiating and interment in Riverside Cemetery.

Stephen lived in Albany all of his life where he was a 1995 graduate of Albany High School and manager of the football team. He was a member of Central Baptist Church where he was active in the youth program and the youth program at First Presbyterian Church. He worked for Wal-Mart in the garden center for 10 years, member of the Special Olympics bowling and softball leagues, volunteered with the American cancer Society, Food Bank of Southwest Georgia and Mission Change. Stephen was a longtime special assistant to coach Jimmy Fields at Deerfield Windsor School and Sherwood Christian Academy. Most recently he worked with “Paws with a Cause” program, and was scheduled to receive a dog to help Stephen with his seizures.

Stephen will be remembered most for the love he gave to all he met and the acts of kindness to those in need.

He was preceded in death by his father, Tommy Moncus and his grandmother, Betty Swette Naylor.

Survivors include his mother, Terri Moncus of Albany, sisters, Lynn Ferrin and her husband Adam of Alta, Iowa, Michelle Moncus and her husband Ben Harder of Alta, and Christy Hayes of Warwick, stepmother, Charlene Moncus of Americus, grandfather, Foye (Red) Moncus of Leesburg, aunts and uncles, Julie Parslow of Albany, Kay Harris and her husband Jay of Macon, Ga., Kelly Campbell of Bay St. Louis, Miss., Richard Parslow and his wife Donna of Daphne, Ala., and Keith Moncus and his wife Mary Evelyn of Plains, Ga., nieces and nephews, Ardis Moncus, Alexis Meyer, Brianna Moncus, Hanna Harder, Thomas Meyer all of Alta, and Gage Hayes of Warwick, and a many cousins and extended family members.

The family is at the residence of Laura Bridges 424 S. Audubon Dr. Albany, GA 31707.  Memorial contributions may be made on www.pawswithacause.org to Paws with a Cause, 4646 South Division, Wayland, MI 49348.

Due to Stephen’s inability to obtain insurance due to his health, there will be a memorial fund established in Stephen’s name at a local bank for those who wish to help the family with his funeral expenses.

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.

Bertha Sproul

Bertha Sproul of Albany died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010 at the Willson Hospice House. Funeral services will be Monday Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church. Rev. Finbarr Stanton officiating. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.

A native of Greensburg, Pa., Mrs. Sproul has lived most of her life in Albany, where she was a member of St. Teresa’s Catholic Church and worked part-time for Potter’s Community Center, Elks Club and the Knights of Columbus.

Mrs. Sproul was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph D. Sproul, two sisters, Agnes Zemba and Katie Curdo, four brothers, Frank, Andy, Joseph and John Zemba.

Mrs. Sproul is survived by her sons: Kenneth R. Sproul, Sheriff Kevin R. Sproul and his wife Vicki both of Albany, and Keith R. Sproul and his wife Bonnie Gail of Leesburg; daughter: Karen S. Bush and her husband Tony of Rome, Ga.; six grandchildren: Matthew K. Sproul and his wife Nicole, Amber D. Sproul, Breanne E. Sproul, Jacob R. Sproul, Sydney Bush and Summer “Rocky” Bush, two sisters, Helen Safranyos of Leechburg, PA and Margaret Peace and her husband William of North Apollo, Pa., two brothers, Michael Zemba of Ford City, Pa. and Wendolyn Zemba of Whitehouse, Tenn., and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at 1616 Pearl Ave. in Albany

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, 421 Edgewood Lane, Albany, GA 31707, Dougherty County Sheriff’s Youth Division, 225 Pine Ave., Albany, GA 31701 or Albany Community Hospice, 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, GA 31707. An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com

Evelyn Thiebaud, 87

Evelyn Claudia Oliver Thiebaud, 87, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010. The funeral services for Mrs. Thiebaud were graveside at Riverside Cemetery on Thursday with Pastor Craig Howell officiating.

She was a native and former resident of Albany and lived in Marshall Ark., Shalimar Fla., and Colorado Springs. She was a graduate of Albany High School. She was a chief surgical registered nurse for open heart surgery. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert M. Thiebaud and her sister Claire Hamilton.

She is survived by her daughter, Kadi Wiese and son in law David of Colorado Springs.

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.


Susan Michele Vickers, 41

The funeral service of Susan Michele (Orton) Vickers, 41, of 4750 Sassafras Tea Road, Camilla Ga., who died Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at Mitchell County Hospital, was conducted Friday, Aug. 20 at Mathews Funeral Home. Pastor Charles Gilbert officiated.

A native of Albany, Michele had lived in Camilla for the past 17 years, moving from Lee County. She was a seventh-grade English and literature teacher at Baconton Community Charter School. Michele was a 1987 graduate of Lee County High School, a graduate of Darton College, received a bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State University and her teaching certificate from Thomas University.

Survivors include her husband Walter (Gator) Vickers, a son, Frederick Wilson (Wil) Vickers and a daughter, Lenzie Suzanne Vickers, all of Camilla, her parents, Fred and Sue Orton of Lee County, grandmother, Frances Eleanor Orton of Lee County, a brother Charles Allan Orton and his wife, Kelley and their daughter, Helen of Camden, S.C.. Preceding her in death were maternal grandparents, Robert and Helen Poole of Thomasville, GA and paternal grandfather, Charles (Chuck) Orton of Leesburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Baconton Community Charter School, 260 East Walton Street, Baconton, GA 31716. An online guestbook is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.

Sarah Miller, 66
The memorial service of Sarah Lee Otting Miller, 66, of Sylvester, who died Saturday August 21, 2010 at her residence will be conducted Wednesday August 25, at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Sylvester. Dr. Ben Bush will officiate.
A native of Lafayette, GA, Mrs. Miller resided in Albany from 1960 until moving to Sylvester in 1994. She was a registered nurse and had worked with Palmyra Medical Center, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Dougherty County Health Department, Worth County Health Department and retired from Worth County Primary School. She was a member of Acree Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Chris Miller and his wife Lila, Burlington, NC, Matt Miller and his wife Denise, Albany, GA, a daughter, Cindy Stalvey and her husband David, Sylvester, GA and five grandchildren, Chad Stalvey (Shannon), Julie Stalvey, Keri Lastinger, John Michael Stalvey, Sarahgrace Miller and a great-grandchild, Camden Stalvey.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home.
The family is at the residence of David and Cindy Stalvey, 109 Red Rock Road, Sylvester.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alpha Ministries, 2214 Whispering Pines Road, Albany, GA, 31707. An online guestbook is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.
Billy Ray Miller, 68
The memorial service of Billy Ray (Bill) Miller, 68, of Sylvester, who died Saturday August 21, 2010 at his residence will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Sylvester. Dr. Ben Bush will officiate.
A native of Arab, Ala., Mr. Miller resided in Albany since 1958 before moving to Sylvester in 1994. He was a veteran of the Army, a former officer with the Dougherty County Police Department, an Albany city commissioner for 18 years and a community center was named for him (Bill Miller Community Center). He was a paint contractor and owned and operated Bill’s Bright Brush. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Sylvester.
Survivors include two sons, Chris Miller and his wife Lila, Burlington, N.C., Matt Miller and his wife Denise, Albany, a daughter, Cindy Stalvey and her husband David, Sylvester, three sisters, Rosetta Veal, Arab, Ina Guger, Pleasant Grove, Ala., Linda Woods (Pete), Hueytown, Ala., five grandchildren, Chad Stalvey (Shannon), Julie Stalvey, Keri Lastinger, John Michael Stalvey, Sarahgrace Miller and a great-grandchild, Camden Stalvey.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home.
The family is at the residence of David and Cindy Stalvey, 109 Red Rock Road, Sylvester.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alpha Ministries, 2214 Whispering Pines Road, Albany, GA, 31707.
An online guestbook is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.
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