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J. W. “Bo” Wortman, 81

J. W. “Bo” Wortman, 81, of Albany died Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Willson Hospice House.

His funeral service will be Tuesday 2 p.m. at Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church with interment to follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.  The Rev. Leigh Ann Raynor will officiate with eulogies presented by David Clayton and Dr. Glenn Dowling.

Mr. Wortman was born in and was a life-long resident of Albany.  He graduated from Albany High School in 1947 and went to work that same year with the S. J. Curry Company, which became Alcon Construction Co.  He spent his entire career with Alcon, retiring in 2002 as its Chairman of the Board.  He was a member of Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church.  Mr. Wortman was very active in professional and civic associations; including serving as Past President of the Thronateeska Heritage Foundation, serving on many committees of the Albany Chamber of Commerce, as well as its Treasurer, serving as the first President of the Southwest Georgia Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Dougherty County Kiwanis Club, serving of the Board of Directors of the Allied General Contractors, member of Doublegate Country Club, and serving on various committees of the United Way of Albany.  He refereed high school football games in the State of Georgia for over 30 years as a member of the Albany Football Referees Association.  Mr. Wortman was very active in Albany Lodge 713 B.P.O.E., serving as a past Exalted Ruler, and on many committees. He also served on the Grand Lodge for the State of Georgia at 2 different times, once as the Chairman of the Americanism Committee, second as the Special Deputy to the Grand Exalted Ruler for 7 years.  Mr. Wortman was a Past President of the Georgia Elks Association.

Mr. Wortman is survived by his wife:  Nannette Snipes Wortman, Albany; a son:  Keith Wortman and his wife Randie, Thomasville, Ga.; a daughter:  Twila Mathews and her husband Steve, Albany; 5 grandchildren: Leslie Collins and her husband Chris, Bluffton, S.C., Brian Wortman and his wife Evan, Thomasville, Ga., Michael Spurlin and his wife Karla, Leesburg, Andrew Spurlin, Atlanta, Molly Saft and her husband Andrew, Atlanta; 1 great grandchild:  India Collins, Bluffton, S.C.; a brother:  Henry Clinton Wortman and his wife Sandra, Quitman, Ga.; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Kimbrell-Stern on Monday from 6-8 p.m.

Those desiring may send memorials to the Willson Hospice House, 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, Ga. 31707, or to Elks Aidmore Children’s Center, 2394 Morrison Road
Conyers, Ga. 30094.

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.


Catherine Mary Wade Croy, 86

Catherine Mary Wade Croy, 86, Albany died Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the Willson Hospice House.

Her funeral Mass will be Tuesday, February 28 at 11 a.m. at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church with entombment to follow at Crown Hill Mausoleum.  The Rev. Finnbar Stanton will officiate.

The family will be at the residence of Bill and Mary Young, 3220 Saddleleaf Ave., Albany. A prayer service will be held at Kimbrell-Stern on Monday at 6:00 PM with visitation to follow until 8 p.m.

Mrs. Croy was born August 25, 1925 in Conception Harbor, Newfoundland, Canada.  Her parents were the late John A. and Mary Jane Wade.

She was a member of St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, Legion of Mary, Alter Society, and Catholic Women’s Organization.  She volunteered at St. Clair’s Soup Kitchen and was very active at St. Teresa’s Catholic School.  Mrs. Croy had retired from the Dougherty County School System.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Lloyd S. Croy, Sr.; her parents; her 6 brothers:  James Wade, Philadelphia, Al Wade and Johnny Wade, both of Brooklyn, NY, Clarence Wade, Mike Wade, Gerald Wade, all of Newfoundland, Canada.

Mrs. Croy is survived by 2 daughters:  Mary C. Young and her husband Bill, Albany, Margaret C. DeLamar and her husband Bobby, Dawson, Ga.; a son:  Lloyd S. Croy Jr., Albany; 3 grandchildren:  Bill Young Jr. and his wife Jill, Leesburg, Ga., Audrey Y. Head and her husband Kevin, Villa Rica, Ga., Bobby DeLamar, Burlington, Vt.; 5 great grandchildren:  Jaylan and Jade Young, both of Leesburg, Ga., Karsen, Coleman, and Cannon Hicks, Villa Rica, Ga.; 2 brothers:  Raymond Wade and his wife Mary, Leo Wade and his wife Jose, all of Newfoundland, Canada; 1 sister:  Barbara W. Devereaux and her husband Frank, Oshaw, Canada.

The family would like to thank the staff at Dawson Health and Rehabilitation, Albany Community Hospice, and the staff at Willson Hospice House.

Those desiring may send memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1925 Century Blvd., N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30345, or to Albany Community Hospice, or the Willson Hospice House, (both addresses) 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, Ga. 31707.

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.





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