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Narindra Nath Lakhanpal

Narindra Nath Lakhanpal, known to almost everyone as “Paul”, passed away in peace on April 28, 2012 in Albany. The son of Hari Datt and Satyavati Sharma, he was born January 12, 1932, in Sujanpur, India.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 48 years Anand Lakhanpal; son Sanjiv Lakhanpal of Austin, Texas; son Naresh Lakhanpal and daughter-in-law Sydney McDole of Dallas, Texas; son and daughter-in-law , Suresh and Elizabeth Lakhanpal; brother Dharam Sharma of Framingham, Mass.; and grandchildren Michael, Jordan and Kimberly McDole; Abigail Lakhanpal and Cameron Lakhanpal. He was preceded in death by his parents, older brother Satyapal Pandit and sister Savitri Samnotra.

A graduate of McGill University in electrical engineering, he had a successful career with Northern Electric, Mitre, GTE Sylvania, and Rockwell Collins before becoming President of Dallas, Texas based Telecom Planning Group. A passionate engineer and visionary his work led to advances in modern telecommunications. He and his wife lived in Dallas for 35 years.

He will be known as a self-made man combining an inquisitive nature and boyish grin with grit and determination, leading to a full life filled with travel, gardening and discovery. He was a life member of the IEEE, routinely being recognized for his active leadership. As former president of the Arya Samaj group of the DFW Hindu temple he was active in the DFW Indian American community. However, his most enduring legacy will be his guiding light to those he touched in his desire for all of us to fulfill our potential.

The family asks donations can be made in his honor to the Willson Hospice House in Albany, Ga.; or to Arya Samaj at DFW Temple in Irving, Texas.


Billy Kemp Stewart Sr., 77

Billy Kemp Stewart Sr., 77, of 5304 Doles Road, Albany, Ga., passed away at his residence Saturday, April 28, 2012, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Olive Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Iron City, Ga.

Mr. Stewart was born October 11, 1934 in Vindex, Maryland to William Albert and Opal Tasker Stewart. He was educated in the Garrett County School System, after which he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He graduated recruit training at Parris Island, South Carolina, after then he went to Korea and mainland Japan. He spent many years at Camp LeJeune, N.C. where in 1964 he broke the range record for rifles with a 242 out of a possible 250. For his efforts he was named Leatherneck of the Quarter for which he received a cash award and an M-70 rifle. He was an Engineer by Military Occupation Specialty and operated all types of heavy equipment.


In 1967 he was sent to Viet Nam. He cleared roads by sweeping for mines, graded for runways being built and excavated reservoirs. He helped construct a Viet Nam village at MCB, Quantico upon his return. He earned a Navy Commendation with Combat V to add to his other medals. He also was on active duty at Marine Base Quantico, Okinawa, Marine Corps Supply Activity, Philadelphia, and in 1974 retired from Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, N.C.  In 1975 he began work as a Civilian Marine and relocated to Marine Corps Base, Albany where he retired again in 1989.

Mr. Stewart was a member of VFW Post #2785 where he served as Commander 1983-84. In the position he helped the post to become an All-American Post for the first time which caused him to receive a personal award as an All-State and All-American Post Commander. He is also a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose #1285; Disabled American Veterans #27; BPO # 2481; American Legion Post #71; East Albany Chapter AARP; the Marine Corps Engineer Association; Third Marine Division and the Marine Corps League #1260. Mr. Stewart was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Cheryl Lynn Stewart, his brother, Franklin Albert Stewart and his sister Sandra Darlene Stewart.

He is survived by his wife, Cherry Parker Stewart, Albany, a daughter , Sandra Hancock and her husband, Wayne, Albany, a son, Billy Kemp Stewart Jr., Anderson, Ind., two step-sons, Joe Miller and his wife, Gwen, Albany, and Chuck Miller and his wife Polly, Iron City, Ga., a sister, Kathy Savage and her husband George, Huntingtown, Md., a brother James Stewart and his wife Sandy, a stepmother, Kathern Stewart, all of Oakland Md., his grandchildren Wayne Hancock Jr., Albany, Danny Hancock and his wife Kerri, Sylvester, Ga., Ericka Adams and her husband Nick, Joey Miller and his wife Jessica all of Donalsonville, Ga., Amber Miller, Tampa, Fla., Jason Miller, Albany, Ga., Stacy Hodges and her husband Kris, Yokoda Air Force Base, Japan, his great-grandchildren, Riley Hancock, Isabelle Hancock, Brodey Hancock, AnnaBelle Adams, Beau Adams, Kabe Hodges, Maggie McCall Miller and the mother of his children, Elizabeth Marie Stewart, Albany.

The family will receive friends Tuesday May 1, 2012 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com


Barbara ‘Bobbie’ Nix, 61

Barbara ‘Bobbie’ Nix, 61, of Albany, died Saturday April 28, 2012 at her residence. Memorial services will be held Tuesday May 2, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Reagan Marsh will officiate.

A native of Carmi, Ill., Mrs. Nix had resided in Albany, since 1976 moving from Key West, Fla. She was a self-employed master cosmetologist at Southern Styles and a member of Beacon Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin Eugene Cleveland and Frances Ruth Montgomery and a brother, Billy Wayne Cleveland.

Survivors include her husband, John Nix, Albany, a daughter Alice McCauley (Danny), Leesburg, Ga., two sons, Kendale Nix (Kim), Leesburg, Ga., Michael Nix (Tiffany), Albany, Ga., a sister, Jackie Allen (Glen),Lone Grove, Okla., two brothers, Jay Cleveland (Jadene), Cordele, Ga., Chuck Cleveland (Helen), Warwick, Ga., seven grandchildren, Todd Nix, Elayna Nix, Madison Nix, Logan Nix, Taigan McCauley, Tasmyn McCauley and Pyper McCauley and two great-grandchildren, Aiden Nix and Briley Nix.

The family will receive friends following the funeral services at Mathews Funeral Home.

Those desiring may make memorials to Willson Hospice House, 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, Ga., 31707.

An online guestbook is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com



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