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Ruth Davis White Ringstaff, 83

Ruth Davis White Ringstaff, 83 of Webb St. in Albany died January 24, 2012 at her residence.
Funeral services will be Saturday 11 AM at Kimbrell-Stern. Rev. Charles Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.

A native of Sylvester, GA Mrs. Ringstaff has lived in Albany since 1953 where she was a member of Byne Memorial Baptist Church and was employed with Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital with 22 years of service.

Mrs. Ringstaff was preceded in death by her husband of 22 years, Fred Ringstaff.

Survivors include her son, Michael Ray White and his wife Debbie of Orange Park, FL, daughter, Janice Dollar Coffee and her husband Gregory of Albany, grandchildren, Michael Todd Dollar and his wife Krista, Heather Brandy and her husband Louis, great-grandchildren, Jack Morgan Dollar, Madeline Grace Dollar and the pending arrival of Dominic Louis Brandy, brothers, Donald Davis and his wife Iva of Albany and Maxwell Davis and his wife Elizabeth of Albany, special caregivers, Mildred Fields, Gloria Seay and Valerie Pickette.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Kimbrell-Stern.

You may sign the online guestbook and share your own special thoughts with the family of Mrs. Ringstaff by visiting Kimbrell-Stern’s website at www.kimbrellstern.com.

Madeleine Lisenbee

Albany’s French Lady Madeleine Lisenbee died Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at her residence. Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM at Riverside Cemetery. Dr. Charlie Rouse will officiate.

Madeleine was born in Dijon, France and moved to Albany, GA from London, England in 1959. In her early life, she worked as a short hand typist. She loved gardening, dancing, and was an avid bowler, winning many trophies. Later in life, she enjoyed participating in dinner clubs with her friends.

After the death of her husband, Joe in 1961, she returned to France with her four year old baby-Serge “Skiter” Lisenbee and her seven year old daughter, Nancy. After a year in France, Madeleine decided that her children would be better in the United States and returned to Albany, GA. She remained a widow throughout her life.

She began tending bar at Freddie’s Office at the Gordon Hotel, a very popular restaurant and nightclub. When Freddie’s closed, she went to work at the Ramada Inn. She was offered the opportunity to open her own restaurant, appropriately named “Madeleine’s”. The restaurant was very popular, and everyone came to visit with Madeleine and share their stories and play games. She was known for listening and never judging others and was liked by all who met her. Madeleine was raised Catholic and remained spiritually devoted to being kind, compassionate, and caring to others. These qualities endeared her to her family and many, many friends who will miss her tremendously.

Survivors include two children, Nancy Lisenbee Rouse and her husband, Rodney of Albany, GA and Serge Henry “Skiter” Lisenbee and his wife, Behanh of Lake Mary, FL, two sisters, Marie Cerdan of Besancon, France and Helene Arpino of St. Maur, France, a brother, Serge Zerjal of Aiques Mortes, France and grandchildren, Brandon Lisenbee, Cory Lisenbee, Karina Lisenbee, Courtney Lisenbee all of St. Mary, FL, Rebecca Blaylock of Mill Springs, NC, Kalena Rouse of Atlanta, GA and Sean Rouse of Tallahassee, FL and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday at Mathews Funeral Home.

Those desiring may make donations to GraceWay Recovery Residence, P.O. Box 32, Albany, GA 31702.

To sign our online registry or to send condolences to the family, you may visit Mathews’ website at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.


Nora Genevieve Everett, 86

Nora Genevieve Everett, 86, of Albany died Wednesday Jan 25, 2012 at the Willson Hospice House.
Funeral service will be held Saturday 2:00PM at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church. Rev. Finbarr Stanton will be officiating.

Born in Iron Mountain, MI moved to Flint MI in 1930, she graduated from Northern High School in 1942. She graduated from Mott Community College in 1970 with Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. Married John Everett in 1987 to present and was previously married to Theodore Martin Perry 1946 to 1974.

Mrs. Everett worked for Flint Board of Education Radio Station WFBE in Flint MI. She taught music in Button, MI and previously at home. She was Congressional assistant to Congressman Kildoe 1976 to 1988. She was a member of St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include husband John Everett of Albany; her children Michael A. Perry of Albany; Anne M. Lear and her husband Michael of New Orleans; stepchildren Mary Everett Hogue and her husband David of Putney; Virginia Everett Water and her husband Hugh of Albany; John G. Everett and his wife Rose of Euliss, TX; Gregory Michael Everett and his wife Michelle of Sugar Hill, GA; Anne Everett Goodburn and her husband Rick of Albany; Laura Everett Coutu and her husband Michael of Albany; Martha Everett Sheffield and her husband Jack of Albany; James D. Everett and his wife Mariane of Byron, GA; a brother Lowell Fisher and his wife Barbara of Grand Blanc, MI; Rev. Eugene Fish of Grand Blanc, MI; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

A Rosary service will be held Friday 6:00PM with visitation to follow until 8:00PM at Kimbrell-Stern.
In Lieu of flowers please make donations to Albany Community Hospice, 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, GA 31707.

You may sign our online guestbook and share your own special thoughts with the family of Mrs. Everett by visiting Kimbell-Stern’s website at www.kimbrellstern.com.

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