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Douglas Bernard Wills, 73

Douglas Bernard Wills, 73, of Albany died on Sunday March 25, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Services for Mr. Wills will be on Thursday March 29 at 1 p.m. at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service beginning at 12 noon.

Mr. Wills was born April 12, 1938 in Newton, Ga. to the late Andrew Bernard and Helen Mae Vaughn Wills. He lived most all of his life in Albany and was retired from the Civil Service.

Mr. Wills is survived by a son Gary Douglas Wills of Warner Robbins, Ga., two sisters Joan White of Monticello, Ga. and Barbara Hutcheson of Williamson, Ga., two grandchildren Brandon Elerbee and Kelly Freis and her husband Casey and two great-grandchildren Tristan and Preston Freis. One niece Yvonne Crane of Monticello, Ga.,  and three nephews Mark Clanton of Newborn, Ga., Danny Ovaert of Dallas, Tex. and Ted Hutcheson of Alpharetta, Ga. also survive.

Those desiring can make contributions to the Albany Humane Society 1705 Oakridge Drive Albany, Ga. 31707

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.


Melanie Wylene Brown, 26

Melanie W. Brown, 26, of 118 Joiner Drive, Leesburg, Ga., died Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services were held Saturday at Mathews Funeral Home. Pastor Tommy Powel l officiated. Interment services followed in Irwinville Cemetery.

A native of Fitzgerald, Ga., Miss Brown had resided in Leesburg, Ga. since 1990. She attended Lee County High School and was employed at Enmark on Highway 19 in Leesburg.
Survivors include her fiancé, Isaac Albritton of Leesburg, Ga., two sons, Jon Raymond Albritton and Ashton Lee Albritton both of Leesburg, Ga., her parents, Elizabeth and Raymond Brown of Valdosta, Ga., two sisters, Pam Boutwell and her husband, Steve of Hamilton, Ga., Amy Cartwright and her husband, Christopher of Albany and two nephews.


Elaine Croft

Elaine Croft of Leesburg, made her journey to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 22, 2012.

She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Carl Croft, a daughter, Michele Knight of Leesburg, Ga., and two granddaughters, Summer L. Stauffer of Savannah, and Mackenzy Knight of Leesburg, Ga.

Mrs. Croft was retired from K Mart and was a very active member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Albany.

Memorial services were held Saturday, March 24 at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Dr. Bill Coker and Rev. Tim Olds officiated.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations to Covenant Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.


Marie Conn, 85

Marie Conn, 85, of Plains, Ga. formerly of Leesburg, Ga. died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Wellstar Cobb Hospital and Medical Center, Austell, Ga. Graveside funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 25 at Leesburg Cemetery. Rev. Mike Wilson officiated.

A native of Christain, W.V., Mrs. Conn had resided in Plains, Ga. since 2007 moving from Leesburg, Ga.. She was a homemaker and a member of Leesburg Church of God. Mrs. Conn was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Conn.

Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Sandra and Marlin Short of Hickory, N.C., Cynthia and Terry Meers of Marietta, Ga.: three brothers, Howard Montgomery of Greensboro, N.C., Jackie Montgomery and Roger Montgomery both of Cleveland, Ohio; four grandchildren, Donald Short and wife, Jennifer, Robin Doyle, Tanna Bell and Husband, Clif and Cody Knowles; seven great-grandchildren.







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