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Judy Allen Gleaton,

Judy Allen Gleaton, 4910 Hill Road, died Wednesday February 1, 2012 at her residence.
Her memorial service will be Sunday 1:30 PM at Kimbrell-Stern with visitation to follow.

A native of Rockingham, N.C., Mrs. Gleaton had worked at Black Beards and was a life member of the independent Harley Riders association (IHRA).  She was preceded in death by her husband Cordy Floyd Gleaton.

Survivors include her sons, Toney Gleaton and Terry Allen of Albany; brother Tracey Joe Gleaton, of Florida; grandchildren, Toney Gleaton, Brittany Gleaton, Crystal Allen and Blake Allen.

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


Sara Jane Bartlett Rief , 76 

Sara Jane Bartlett Rief age 76 of Albany, Ga. passed away Thursday February 2, 2012 at Emory Hospital Atlanta, Ga following a brief illness.

Her funeral service will be held at 10 AM, Monday, February 6, 2012 at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church.  The Rev. Finbarr Stanton will officiate.  Mrs. Rief will be cremated and her cremated remains will be buried on Tuesday 10 AM at Crown Hill Cemetery.  There will be a gathering of family and friends on Sunday, February 5, 2012 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Rief was born Sara Jane Brannon on August 2, 1935 in Rome, Ga.  She was the widow of Chester Rief, recently deceased of Albany, Ga. She was the daughter of William Weldon and Sara S. Brannon of Cordele, GA. She is the sister of Retired Colonel W.W. Brannon Jr. of Johnson City, Tenn. and Lilly B. McGregor of Valdosta, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Richard M. Bartlett. She is survived by her daughter Bridgett Cook and husband Jim of Marietta, Ga. and her son Richard M. Bartlett of Florida. She leaves behind 4 grand children Christopher Cook and wife Allison of Fairfield, Ct; Cassandra Caliendo and husband Jim of Marietta, Ga.; Kelly Cook of Marietta Ga.; and Kristen Pickens and husband Billy of Greenville, SC. In addition, she leaves 8 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews to mourn her passing.

Mrs. Rief attended public schools in Cordele, Ga. and attended Auburn University. Mrs. Rief was an avid athlete enjoying both golf and tennis. She also enjoyed reading and bridge. She was a sustaining member of the Charity League of Albany. She is a member of Saint Teresa Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers please make memorials to Windship Cancer Institute, c/o Emory University, 1762 Clifton Rd, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322-1710.

You may sign the online guestbook and share your own memories with the family of Sara Jane Bartlett Rief by visiting Kimbrell-Stern’s website at www.kimbrellstern.com.


Marie Moseley Arnold, 68

Marie Moseley Arnold, 68, of Robinhood Road in Albany died January 23, 2012 at her residence.
A memorial service will be Monday Feb. 6, 2:00 PM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Rev. Jim Bullion officiating.

Marie was born in Montezuma, GA and grew up in Albany, where she attended public schools and graduated from Albany High School and Georgia State in Atlanta, GA. Marie worked for the State of Georgia, and was a Counselor for the Albany Mental Health. She was very active with the Albany Humane Society. Marie always had a love for animals, especially the Bozoi breed and their rights. She raised many Bozoi’s over the years, and “Zack” was her latest.

Survivors include, Carole Mock and her husband Ray of Albany, Jill Majewski and her husband Larry of Milwaukee, WI, Chip Law and his wife Lauren of Green Bay, WI and Fred Law of Atlanta, GA.

Memorials may be made to the Albany Humane Society, 1705 Oakridge Dr. Albany, GA 31707.

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


Betty Dean Sullivan, 73

Betty Dean Sullivan, 73, of Albany, GA, died January 31, 2012 at Willson Hospice House. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00 PM at Mathews Funeral Home. Dr. Ronald R. Baxley and Melinda Andrew will officiate. Interment will follow in Floral Memory Gardens Cemetery.

A native of Campbell, AR born to the late Wilburn C. and Bessie Mae Massey, Mrs. Sullivan had resided in the Albany area for the last forty one years, moving from Huntsville, AL. She was a caregiver and was employed by Albany Advocacy Resource Center. She was preceded in death by a son, Rodney Eastman.

Survivors include a son, Danny C. Sullivan of Cordele, GA, three daughters, Brenda Belz of Albany, GA and Bobbie Joe Sullivan and Billie Jo Lawson both of Albany, GA, a brother, W.T Massey and his wife, Mary of Ft. Worth, TX, two sisters, Bobbie Childers of Falkville, AL and Patricia Mullins and her husband, Claude of Huntsville, Al, ten grandchildren, Michael Wayne Sullivan of Cordele, GA, Tyler Carroll Sullivan of Baconton, GA, Amber Beckman and her husband, Kris of Lee County, GA, Alyssa Lawson of Lee County, GA, Caleb Lawson of Albany, GA, Melody Fleming of Lee County, GA, Nicholas Peak of Putney, GA, David McNair and his wife, Sheika of Japan, Justin Belz and D.J. Belz both of Iowa and thirteen great-grandchildren.

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

The family is at the residence of Billie Jo Lawson, 2506 Schley Ave., Albany, GA, 31707.

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


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