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Robert O. Clapp, 67

Robert O. (Bob) Clapp, 67, of Worth County died Tuesday, July 26 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday at Mathews Funeral Home with Masonic Rites. Interment followed at Andersonville National Cemetery with full military honors.

A native of Exeter, N.H., Mr. Clapp resided in the Albany and Sylvester area since 1976. Moving here from Providence, R.I., he proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps for 26 years and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. After retiring from active duty as a Master Gunnery Sergeant in 1987, Mr. Clapp continued service to his country with the Unites States Marine Corps as a civil service employee at The Marine Corps Logistic Base in Albany. He retired from civil service in April 2011.

Mr. Clapp was a member of Central Baptist Church in Hartford, Conn., Dougherty Lodge 591, and Hasan Shriners, where he was a member and past commander of The Hasan Legion of Honor.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Clapp of Sylvester, daughter, Hollie Clapp Crumley and her husband Richard of Demorest, Mass., two sons, Rob Clapp and his wife, Mieko of Okinawa, Japan and Steven Clapp of Fredericksburg, Va., his father, Royal O. Clapp of Worchester, Mass., a sister, Carol Vallee and her husband, Rich of South Bridge, MA, a brother, John Clapp and his wife, Cindy of Jefferson, Mass., three grandchildren, Hope Slegers and her husband, Christopher of Oklahoma City, Okla., Christan Panjic and her husband, Abe of Eufaula, Ala. and Richard C. Crumley Jr. of McGuire AFB, N.J. and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline Tuttle.

Mr. Clapp deeply cared for children and transported kids with medical problems to Shriners Hospitals for medical care on a regular basis. The family requests that anyone wanting to express their condolences may make donations to Shriners Hospitals for Children c/o Hasan Shriners Transportation Fund, 1822 Palmyra Road, Albany, GA 31701 in lieu of sending flowers.

An online guestbook is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.


Gladys McKinney Clark, 89

The funeral service of Gladys McKinney Clark, 89, who died Friday, July 29 at Phoebe Putney Hospital, was conducted Tuesday, Aug. 2 at Kimbrell-Stern. Interment followed at Crown Hill Cemetery. Rev. Tommy Lowery officiated.

A native of Georgetown, Ind., Mrs. Clark lived in Albany since 1963. She was a homemaker and an active member of First Christian Church, where she was the organist for many years. Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Lee Clark, her parents, Jesse and Eva McKinney, a brother, Merrill McKinney and a sister, Wanda Cox.

Survivors include a son, Mark Clark and his wife, Susan of Solana Beach, Calif., a daughter, Carla Summerall and her husband, David and a son Scott Clark, all of Albany, three brothers, Dale McKinney and his wife, Marge of Troy, Ohio, Roy McKinney and Dempsey McKinney, both of Ohio, four grandchildren, Michael Summerall and his wife, Susan, Kevin Summerall and his wife, Brandi, Sarah Clark and Jesse Clark, three great grandchildren, Jarrett Summerall, Haleigh Summerall and Lauren Summerall and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Christian Church, 416 N. Westover Blvd., Albany, GA 31707.

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.


Benjamin (Ben) Graham, 17

Benjamin (Ben) Graham, 17, of Leesburg, died Tuesday, July 26 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Jerry Griffin and Rev. A.B. Stroud officiated. Interment followed at Crown Hill Cemetery. Dale Stroud, Devon Yelverton, Rashaad Anthony, Britt Beshear, Connor Cloud and Colton Grove served as active pallbearers and Ed Sizemore and Casey Jones served as honorary pallbearers.

A native of Albany, Ben lived most of his life in Leesburg,. He was a rising senior at Lee County High School, where he was a member of the wrestling team. Ben was a member of Berea Full Gospel Church.

Survivors include his parents, Denny and Amy Graham of Leesburg: a brother, Robert Graham and a sister Gracelynn Graham both of Leesburg; maternal grandparents, Talmadge and Pam Sizemore of Leesburg; paternal grandfather, Donnie Graham of Jacksonville, Fla. and Susan Sheffield and her husband Jack of Jacksonville, Fla.; a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Those desiring may make contributions to, Lee County Wrestling Booster Club, 1 Trojan Way, Leesburg, GA 31763.

An online guestbook is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.


Ernest Harold (Harry) Tinney Jr., 59

Ernest Harold (Harry) Tinney Jr., 59 of Mercer Ave. in Leary, Ga. died Sunday, July 31 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Tinney will be cremated and no services are scheduled at this time.

A native of Talladega, Ala., Mr. Tinney has lived the past 20 years in Leary, where he was of the Baptist faith and retired from the Georgia Department of Corrections with 26 years of service. Mr. Tinney served in the U.S. Marine Corp. during Vietnam.

Mr. Tinney was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Harold and Louise Jewel Crowe Tinney and his brother, Victor Stubbs.

Survivors include his wife Kay Lee Tinney of Leary, sons, Timothy Daniel Tinney and his companion Jessica King of Albany, David Tinney and his wife Melissa of Metter, Ga., daughters, Judith Tinney and Amy T. Owens both of Gadsden, Ala., eight grandchildren, sister, Barbara Ann Bell and her husband Eric of Muscle Shoals, Ala.

Those desiring may make memorials to Albany Community Hospice, 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, GA 31707.

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.


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