Obituaries for November 2, 2017

Barbara Ann Baines
February 8, 1937 - October 17, 2017
Barbara Ann Baines, age 80, departed this life Tuesday, October 17, 2017 in a local Bibb County hospital.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 23, 2017 at St. John AME Church with Rev. Wayne Griffin, Sr. pastor officiating. Interment followed in the East Eatonton Cemetery.
Barbara also known as “Doll” was born February 8, 1937 in Eatonton and was the daughter of the late Tweedy Hadley and Dolly Harper. She attended and graduated from Butler Baker School in Eatonton. At an early age, she became a member of St. John AME Church. She later became a dietary aide, and worked diligently for many years at Eatonton Health and Rehabilitation Center. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Playing cards was her favorite hobby. She is preceded in death by her granddaughter, Traviana Parham and parents, Windford Warren and Lillie Warren.
Survivors include her son, Tweedy Parham (Mary) of Eatonton; a sister, Margaret H. Green of Atlanta; five grandchildren, Travis Parham, Malikah Thompkins (Taiwan), both of Lithonia, Precious Parham of Milledgeville, Amy Few and Tweedy Victor Parham (Kanesha), both of Eatonton; eight great-grandchildren, Taiwan Thompkins Jr., Jayden Parham, Tyrah Thompkins, Taylor Thompkins, Tyler Parham, Marleigh Parham, Amir Parham, Camryn Parham; a devoted cousin, Cynthia Ross and a host of cousins and friends.
Hurts Funeral Home of Eatonton had charge of final arrangements.

Lissie Mae Nash
June 29, 1947 - October 25, 2017

Lizzie Mae Nash, age 70 departed this earthly life Wednesday, October 25 2017 at the Eatonton Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services were Saturday, October 28, 2017 at St. John AME Church in Eatonton, with Reverend Willie C. Jones officiating. Interment followed in East Eatonton City Cemetery.
Ms. Nash was born June 29, 1947 in Eatonton and was the daughter of the late Reverend Willie Frank (Bud) Nash Sr. and MRs. Eva Fleurnoy Nash. She was a faithful member of Jerkins Grove Baptist Church and served on the Jenkins Grove usher board for 24 years. She was a dedicated emplyee of Rock Eagle for ten years and Eatonton Health and Rehabilitation Center for five years, until her health declined. Preceding her in death her three siblings, Julia Bell Nash, James Harris and Roy Nash.
Survivors include her children, Liz and Eric, both of Monticello, Betty Nash of Eatonton, Ulysses and Alba Nash of Sun CIty, CA; ten grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Willie Frank (Bill) Nash Jr. and Phillip Nash; two sisters, Mable Bly (John Lewis) and Louise Nash (Henry Lee); an aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Gorley; several dear and close friends, Joyce Akins, Lily Bell Hargrove, Ossie Reid, Debra Jordan, Sarah Gorley and Billy Davis.
Services entrusted to the Putnam Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., Mr. Harry C. Stafford, Funeral Director. (706)484-2522.

Leon Howard Yawn
May 11, 1932 - October 25, 2017
Leon Yawn, age 85 went to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 25, 2017.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 28, 2017 in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home with Dr. Owen Bozeman and Dr. Bob Dilks officiating. Leon was laid to rest in a private committal service for the family at Parkway Memorial Gardens.
Leon was born May 11, 1932 in Chauncey, Georgia to the late George W. and Lola Scarborough Yawn. He was a 1949 graduate of Chauncey High School, and joined The United States Air Force and served for a few years during the Korean War. Leon went on to work in Civil Service at Robins Air Force Base for 37 years, retiring as a supply systems analyst. On August 10, 1956, Leon made the beautiful Jean Hill Gardner his wife, and together they raised two sons to know and love Jesus Christ. He joined Central Baptist Church in 1961 where he enjoyed serving as Deacon, a Sunday School teacher, and was a member of For His Glory Sunday School Class and the Royal Ambassadors. Leon and Jean also volunteered to help start Sandy Valley Baptist Church for six years before returning back to Central Baptist. In their retirement, they moved to Lake Sinclair for several years where they attended Manley Memorial Baptist Church. Leon was instrumental in starting the RA program there. In his free time, he loved gardening and serving other people, especially the elderly. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Craig Gardner and his sister, Hazel Hickman.
Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Jean Gardner Yawn of Warner Robins; two sons, Steven Paul Gardner (Lee) of Pelham, Alabama and Samuel Grady Gardner (Barbara) of Kathleen; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Georgia May LaFavor and Mildred McVey, both of McRae and a nephew.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial donations be made in memory of Leon Yawn to Heart of Georgia Hospice, 103 Westridge Dr., Warner Robins, GA 31088 or to the Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.
McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory has the privilege of being entrusted with Mr. Yawn's arrangements. Please visit to sign the online registry for the family.

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