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Dianne Khris James Andrews, 59

Dianne Khris James Andrews, 59 of Fairbanks, Alaska died April 11, 2012 at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. at Third Kiokee Baptist Church, Rev. Harold James officiating. Mrs. Andrews will be cremated following the service.

A native of Camilla, Georgia, Mrs. Andrews was born to the late Richard and Thelma Chapman James. She has lived in Alaska for the past 7 years and had lived most of her life in the Camilla-Albany Area where she was a member of the Third Kiokee Baptist Church. Mrs. Andrews was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She loved to sing, sew, play bingo and she will always be remembered for her love for her grandchildren.

Survivors include her children: Thelonious Burden of Baltimore, Md.; Zkmain Moreno and her husband Luis of Wiesbaden, Germany; Charletta Desnoes and her husband Colin of Atlanta; and Larraquette Burden of Buford, Ga. Grandchildren: Kiera, Rico, Martin, Mycia, D’Nyse, Bryun, Dominique, Taelor, Raymond, D’Anne and Juliette. Brothers: Larry James of Sask., Canada and Rev. Harold James of Philadelphia, Pa.  Sisters: Gwendolyn Smith of Philadelphia, Pa.; HVive Denning of Fairbanks, Alaska; Kathy Shaw of National City, Calif.; Rhonda Hodges of N. Augusta, S.C.; and Pamela Dixon of Putney, Ga. and her beautiful step-brothers and sisters.

The family will receive friends Friday, April 20 from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. at Kimbrell-Stern.

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.


Jeanne Pearce Wileen, 65

Jeanne Pearce Wileen, 65, of Albany, died Friday, April 13, 2012.

Her funeral service was held Tuesday, April 17 at Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Wileen was taken to Alexandria, Va. for a service and burial in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Mrs. Wileen was born in Morristown, N.J., the daughter of the late Franklin Kenneth Pearce and Gladys Trumpore Pearce, and she moved to Albany in 1955.  She attended schools in Albany and graduated from Albany High School in 1964.  Mrs Wileen graduated from Women’s College of Georgia (now Georgia College and State University) in Milledgeville, Ga.  She taught in the Dougherty County School System from 1968-1976.  Teaching and education remained very important to her demonstrated by her volunteering as a tutor with Whiz Kids at Avalon United Church.  She was a member of Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church, the Albany Women’s Club, and the Daffodil Garden Club.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Wileen was preceded in death by her husband, Captain Gordon Charles Wileen, USN (Ret.), and her brother, Franklin Pearce.

Mrs. Wileen is survived by her sister Peggy P. Svoboda, Albany; her nieces, Susan S. Simmons and her husband Kent, Albany, Stephanie S. Bradley, Greeley, Col.; great nieces and nephews, Emily Simmons, Abby Simmons, both of Albany, Stephen Bradley, Spencer Bradley, Sam Bradley, all of Greeley, Col.

Those desiring may send memorial contributions to the Albany Humane Society, 1705 Oakridge Drive, Albany, Ga. 31707.

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.


Clara Agnes Siler Yater, 92

Clara Agnes Siler Yater, 92 former resident of Albany died April 15, 2012 Trinity Hospice in Augusta, Ga. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Crown Hill Cemetery. Rev. John Spencer officiated.

Mrs. Yater has lived in Augusta for the past 6 years and was a longtime resident of Albany where she was a member of Sherwood Baptist Church, very active with the DAR and the Albany Garden Club.

Survivors include her daughters, Sandra Collier and her husband Jackie of Martinez, Ga. and Deborah Betsill and her husband Carl of Middlesex, N.C., granddaughter, Amy Betsill of Zebulon, N.C., brother, Scott Siler of Homestead, Fla., sisters, Mary Scott of Winterhaven, Fla. and Mae Bronson of Glennville, Ga..

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Yater who died September 2, 2011.

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.


Hilda McDonald Story, 81

Hilda McDonald Story, 81, of 1904 Palmyra Road in Albany died April 10, 2012 at Palmyra Nursing Home.

A private graveside service was held Saturday April 14, 2012 at Crown Hill Cemetery. Rev. William Collins officiated.

Born in Worth Co., GA to the late Elbert McDonald and Margie Statum McDonald, Mrs. Story has lived in Albany over 50 years.  She was of the Baptist faith and retired civil service from the Albany Marine Corp. Logistics Base.

Mrs. Story was preceded in death by her husband, Lum E. Story Sr., son, Lum E. Story Jr. and grandson, Kyle Galloway.

Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Galloway and her husband Bob of Leesburg, sons, Keith Story and his wife Pam of Findlay , Ohio and Martin Story and his wife Alesa of Atlanta, 6 grandchildren, Jacob Story, Mariel Story, Keith Story, April Weekley, Jason Story and Angel Harrington, 4 great grandchildren, Chandler Herrington, Kyler Weekley, Taylor and Samantha Harrington.

Those desiring, may make memorials to the Alzheimer’s Caregivers Timeout Program (ACTO), P.O. Box 448 Albany, Ga. 31701.

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.


Larry R. Scarborough

Larry R. Scarborough died Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Phoebe North. His memorial service will was held Monday at Kimbrell-Stern.

A native of Cleveland, Tenn., Mr. Scarborough had worked for Southern Ag as a truck driver and had served in the U. S. Marine Corps.  He was preceded in death by his parents Royce and Zelda Scarborough and his sister Laverne S. Gibbs.

Survivors include his wife Carrie Bedford Scarborough, Albany, brother in law Melvin Gibbs, Lee County, sisters in law Ruth Stoyle, Sylvester, Desiree Bane, and Hannah Bane both of Albany.

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.


Walter Ray Mock, 63

Walter Ray Mock, 63, of Albany, died April 13, 2012 at Willson Hospice House.  Graveside funeral services were held Monday at Crown Hill Cemetery.  Rev. Joey Cannon officiated.

A native of Donalsonville, Ga., Mr. Mock had lived in Albany most of his life.  He was a graduate of Albany High School and Valdosta State College.  He served in The United States Air Force in the 6990th Security Squadron as a Korean linguist and was a Regional Supervisor with the Department of Family and Children Services for 30 years.  Mr. Mock was a member of Raleigh White Baptist Church and had attended Gillionville Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Carole M. Mock of Decatur, Ga., a son, Quinton H. Mock and his wife, Jessica of Newnan, Ga., a daughter, Shannon J. Mock of Albany, a grandson, Lofton Mock of Newnan, Ga., his father, John L. Mock of Albany, a brother and his wife, Hiram and Janet Mock of Albany, and a sister and her husband, Darlene and Tim Wallace of Lee County, Ga..

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that those desiring make contributions to Willson Hospice House, 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, Ga., 31707.

An online guestbook is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.


Billie Jean Lamonte, 77

Billie Jean Lamonte, 77, of Albany died Sunday April 15, 2012 at Wynfield Park Nursing Home.

The funeral service was held Tuesday at Kimbrell-Stern with interment to follow at Floral Memory Gardens.  Dr. Greg Davis will be officiated.

Born in Thomaston, Ga., Mrs. Lamonte lived in Albany most of her life where she was a Homemaker.

Survivors include her husband John Lamonte of Albany; three children Jeffery Lamonte and his wife Denise of Pace, Fla.; Michelle Carpenter and her husband Gary of Seamore, Tenn.; Joel Lamonte and his wife Penny of Seamore, Tenn.; a sister Ethel Smith of Thomaston, Ga.; a brother Mack Daniels of Thomaston, Ga.; six grandchildren Mathew Lamonte, Johnathan Lamonte, Paige Krause, Casey Corns, Alex Lamonte and Shannan Kee; great-grandchildren Ariana Krause, Dylan Krause and Graier Corns.

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.


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