Obituaries for November 16, 2017

Beth Vaughn Adams
October 9th, 1954 - November 5, 2017
Beth Vaughn Adams passed away peacefully Sunday, November 5, 2017 at her home.
Beth had a kind and loving heart, and it had suffered since the loss of her greatest love, and closest friend, her husband Robert passed away five years ago. She could no longer bear the pain. Heaven gained another angel, along with a large piece of the hearts of everyone who loved her. Beth was born in Macon October 9th, 1954 to the late Charles Vaughn and Judith Vaughn of Macon. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Judith Vaughn and her husband of 40 years, Robert Adams. Beth will be greatly missed by all who knew her and had the pleasure of having her in their life. She was an amazing woman, mother, grandmother, sister, wife and friend. Heaven truly gained an angel the day the Lord took her Home.
Survivors include two sons, Brian Adams (Toni) and Carl Adams (Jessica); five grandchildren, Harleigh Grace Adams, Lilly Walterman, Anthony Heath, Chucky Heath and Joshua Hayes; a brother, Chuck Vaughn (Sherri); her canine companion, Noodles and many Friends.
Vining Ivy Hill Chapel had charge of arrangements.

Murl Crawford, Sr.
September 21, 1942 - November 7, 2017
Murl Crawford Sr., age 75 of Eatonton passed away Friday, November 3, 2017 in a Bibb County medical facility.
A celebration of life memorial service was held Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at St. John AME Church in Eatonton with Rev. Wayne Griffin, Sr. officiating and Rev. Matthew Dennis, Evangelist Theodora Sneed and Minister Leon Mitchell assisting.
Murl Crawford, Sr. was born September 21, 1942 in Putnam County and was the son of the late Mr. Alex Crawford, Jr. and Mrs. Myra Crawford. He was educated in the Putnam County School system and graduated from Butler Baker School in 1961. He married his high school sweetheart, Katie Crawford who preceded him in death, along with his son Murl Crawford, Jr. and his twin brother, Earl Crawford. Murl retired from Georgia Power with over 20 years of employment as an Electrician. His passions were cooking and fishing. He was amazing on the grill and also in the kitchen. He loved to cook for his grandchildren and anyone who showed up at his home. He was a great fisherman. He went fishing everyday with his friends until his health began to fail. Murl's favorite place was sitting on his porch waving at everyone that drove down Oconee Street.
Survivors include four children, Teresa Crawford, Juanita Crawford, Rodney Crawford and Tabitha Ellison; two brothers, Samuel Crawford (Elizabeth) and Cedric Crawford (Marcia); a sister-in-law, Bettye Crawford (Earl); a God-daughter, Jewel Mosley (Cortney) and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Hurt's Funeral Home of Eatonton, the Crawford family and Berle Hurt would like to thank everyone who supported and contributed to the family during the time of their loss.
Services Entrusted to Hurt's Funeral Home of Eatonton, 110 N Maple Ave, (PO Box 4335) Eatonton, GA 31024 (706)485-3281.

May Jewel Tanner Crosby
November 25, 1934 - November 3, 2017
Mrs Crosby age 82, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017.
Funeral services were Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in the Chapel of Williams Funeral Home of Eatonton.
Mrs. Crosby was born November 25, 1934 to the late Mr. Porter Tanner and the late Mrs. Tempie Griffin Tanner. She loved crocheting, taking pictures and cooking. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Albert Crosby and a son, Thomas Alan Crosby.
Survivors include three sons, Donald (Kristy) Crosby of Anchorage, AK, Mark (Michelle) Crosby of Chattanooga, TN, and James (Diana) Crosby of Atlanta; a sister, Faye Harrell of Lucedale, MS; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Please visit to express condolences and sign the guest book.
Williams Funeral Home of Eatonton had charge of arrangements.

Terence “Kojack” Waller
August 22, 1964 - November 6, 2017
Terence “Kojack” Waller, age 53 passed away unexpectedly Monday, November 6, 2017 at his Eatonton residence.
A celebration of life services was held Saturday, November 11, 2017 at St. John AME Church in Eatonton. Rev. Wayne Griffin, Sr., pastor eulogist officiated with Rev. Simone Jones, Pastor James Kilgoe, Dr. and Francis Johnson assisted.
"Kojack" as he was affectionately known by many was born August 22, 1964 in Putnam County to the parentage of the late Mr. Earnest Waller and Mrs. Louise Humphries Waller. He was the youngest of eleven siblings, six of whom preceded him in death. No one knew the journey God had for Terence. It was his faith in God that led him to unite with the St. John A.M.E. Church family, where he served diligently until his death. "Kojack" was educated in the Putnam County School System and later he became an advocate for the students. He encouraging them to take advantage of their education and was a constant presence at the Board of Education meetings; oftentimes meeting with the Superintendent, Principals, and educators on the students' behalf.
On April 6, 1984, he married the love of his life, Ms. Hazel Martin. Together they would accomplish many things and see many places. While enjoying life together; they would become a force that worked endlessly for the community. He would become President of NAACP Putnam Chapter 5229, 10th District Area Coordinator NAACP, Board member of NPAA and two-time Past Master of Putnam Masonic Lodge #170. On November 6, 2017 the final chapter in Terence's earthly book was written.
Survivors include his loving wife, Mrs. Hazel Waller; his children, Kenneth (Preinda) Charles (Chandra) and Tamarcus; five grandchildren, Prencia (Adiamonte), Charles Jr., Cody, Taneshia and Jolecia; seven great-grandchildren; a Godson, Quantreze Ellison; his siblings, Forest (Eva), Calvin, William and Cynthia (Milton); his in-laws, Joyce, Mary, Bonnie Sue, Letha, Mablene (Robert), Betty Ann, Mattie Mae, Carl and Bobby; two very special friends; brothers in love, Grady Jones, Berle Hurt and a sister in love, Marzetta C. Dennis; special God-mothers, Carrie Powell and Eva Williams, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends too numerous to name.
Hurt's Funeral Home of Eatonton, the Waller family and Berle Hurt wish to thank everyone who supported and contributed to the family during their time of loss. A special thanks goes to The Putnam Masonic Lodge #170, The Son of Allen, The Order of the Eastern Stars, the NAACP, the Class of 1984, the NPAA (National Prostate Awareness Association), elected officials of the local and state governments, representatives from law enforcement and representatives from the Putnam County Board of Education.
Services Entrusted to Hurt's Funeral Home of Eatonton, 110 N Maple Ave, (PO Box 4335) Eatonton, GA 31024. (706)485-3281

Jesse James Wilson, Sr.
January 25, 1947 - November 1, 2017
Jesse James Wilson, Sr. of Madison passed away peacefully into eternal life Wednesday, November 1, 2017 after a short illness.
Funeral services were Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Harmony Baptist Church in Eatonton with his cousin, Brother Dewey (Sonny) Mallory and Rev. Marvin Westbrook officiating.
Interment followed in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tommy Barnett, Gerald Slaughter, Randy Bryan, Chris Wilson, James Slaughter, John Slaughter, Russ Denham, Andrew Pittman, Perry Johnson and Scotty Watkins. Honorary pallbearer was Jayden Denham.
Jesse was a lifelong resident of Morgan County and was born to James G. (Red) Wilson and Fannie I. Mason Wilson January 25, 1947. He joined Harmony Baptist Church at an early age. Jesse had several jobs, but mainly enjoyed working on tractors and related equipment before he became disabled. He also loved to fish and hunt. Jesse was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, A. Tony Wilson and Jon Adrian Wilson.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-one and half years, Mary E. Wilson of Madison; three daughters, Cathy W. Slaughter (Jerry), Joy Wilson and friend Bill Hanson and Elizabeth Wilson; a son, Jesse Wilson, Jr.; three grandsons, Gerald (Lisa), James and John Slaughter; a great granddaughter, Stella Slaughter; a brother, James Wilson, Jr. and several sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA,
(706)453-2626, had charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online register.

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