Obituaries for December 7, 2017

Bruce Cooper
“DJ Bruce Wonder”
January 30, 1977 - October 30, 2017
Mr. Bruce Cooper, age 40, affectionately known as ‘Beanie’ by his family, ‘DJ Fubu’ by his friends, and ‘DJ Bruce Wonder’ by the world, was born on January 30, 1977 in Milledgeville to Rebecca (Harold) Norwood. He departed his earthly life Monday, October 30, 2017 peacefully in the comfort of his home of Macon.
On May 21, 2008 Bruce married his best friend, Latekia Little. He lived out his life-long dream and passion for DJ-ing around the world. From humble beginnings with Corris “King Lee” Brown and his continued dedication to the perfection of the craft, he became the Official DJ for Soulja Boy Tell'em of Collipark Records.
So whether it was touring the world supporting Grammy-nominated, platinum recording artist Soulja Boy Tell 'em or rocking headlining solo sets all over the globe, DJ Bruce Wonder proved to be one of the most bankable names in the entertainment business. As a 20-year veteran behind the decks, he seemingly did it all: TV - Appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, ABC's “The View”, The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno, BET, MTV, and George Lopez; LIVE - Performed in over 20 countries to screaming fans in crowds ranging from 1000 to 20,000; RADIO - Kiss 105.1 (Macon, GA), Mashup Nation Radio (Syndicated), & The Blackout Show (Sao Paulo, Brazil). Recently nominated Best DJ of 2015 by the 11th Hour Awards, DJ Bruce Wonder has built a reputation for being one of the premiere party rockers on the East Coast year after year. He is sought-after for his exquisite tailor-made playlists, and has become the go-to guy for a growing number of the country's most popular hotspots and private soirees for leading global brands such as Coca- Cola, Macy's, and Geico. His unique DJ style was best described with two words: No Limits. As a life-long fan of all genres of music, his live sets reflected the sensibility of a performer who’s sonic well runs deep. It is this element of his repertoire that kept clients & fans coming back year after year. Although his first loves are classic hip hop and soul, DJ Bruce Wonder prides himself on continuous displays versatility via his ability to fuse various genres of music into seamless party rock sets, spinning energetic combos of Top 40, Rap, R&B, EDM, Future Disco, R&B, Soulful House, Classics, and of course, Big Room Club Killers. His popular mixtape series was a growing hit in the viral space with thousands of global downloads monthly, and his radio mix shows were entertaining offers for national syndication as well. His own words explain it best: “My success and longevity come from my desire to always lead with versatility.” His brand was built and marketed around this philosophy. It revolved around being a genuine lover of music, having an incredible library of music in your arsenal, and knowing how to take a crowd on a journey. Be they a high-end, cocktail group or a nightclub full of “ready to turn up” twenty-somethings, He took pride in being up to any challenge behind the decks.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of nine years, Latekia Little-Cooper; his parents, Rebecca & Harold Norwood; a sister, Jasmine Norwood; a brother, Harold Jovan Norwood; two nieces, Zakeria & Zakia Alexander; his in-laws, Randolph & Cheryl Little; his grandparents, Earl & Dorothy Johnson; two aunts, Berliveria & Jeanette Mathis; two uncles, Jonas (Linda), Walter, and Bruce Mathis and a host of cousins, other relatives and dear friends.

Nellie Hollis Johnson
Nellie Hankins Hollis, age 96, was called home to be with the Lord Sunday, December 3, 2017.
Funeral services will be held at 2p.m. Friday, December 8, 2017 in the Chapel of Williams Funeral Home of Milledgeville with Pastors Milton Wood and Phillip Stancil officiating. Nellie will be laid to rest at Baldwin Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1pm until the service hour.
Nellie was born to Henry and Addie Hankins on a small farm outside the town of Sulligent, AL. She was the fourth child of eight children born to her parents, which included two brothers (Bradley and Winston) and five sisters (Mavis, Eurmae, Dorothy, Grace and Delores). The lone surviving member of the family is now Delores.
At the age of thirty-five her father, Henry, passed away as a result of a stroke leaving his wife, Addie to raise all eight children on their farm during the Great Depression. Her father, Henry taught his children about Christ which inspired Nellie to accept Him as her Lord and Savior at the tender age of six years old, and she served Him faithfully for 90 years. Nellie was joined in marriage to Roy Hollis and they raised three children ((Rachel - deceased), daughter Shelby and son Don). Nellie was employed as an expert seamstress for most of her adult life. Her husband Roy accidently lost his life in 1965; she later married Cyril Johnson and they lived in Forestdale, AL until his death. During this time of her life, Nellie studied and passed a high school GED test. She was a believer of education, having to drop out of school in the sixth grade to help support her family. She moved to Eatonton in 2004 to live with her son Don and his wife Joy. She lived with them until her health declined to a point that she had to have continuous care provided by Green Acres Health and Rehab in Milledgeville. She was a faithful member of Friendship Baptist Church at Lake Sinclair until her declining health caused her to limit her participation.
Survivors include her son, Don (Joy) of Eatonton; a daughter, Shelby (Bud, deceased) of Birmingham, AL; a step-son, Wade Johnson (Renee) of Birmingham, AL; eight grandchildren, J.D. Burson and Paul Burson of Birmingham, AL, Holly Hollis of Gray, Brittany Hollis (deceased) of Eatonton, Karen Hollis of Birmingham, AL, Amy Coppedge of Macon, Lyndsey Coppedge of Atlanta, Victor Sharp of Birmingham, AL, David and Dale Johnson, both of Birmingham, AL; 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Please visit to express online condolences and to sign the online guest book.
Williams Funeral Home in Milledgeville had charge of the arrangements.

Percy Clifford Nunery
December 24, 1946 - November 29, 2017
Mr. Percy Clifford Nunery, age 70, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
A celebration of life for Mr. Nunery of Pounder’s Market will be held Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 1pm until 4pm at Ga Butts Barbecue, 6350 Lake Oconee Pkwy, Greensboro, GA 30642.
Mr. Nunery was born December 24, 1946 to the late Mr. Percy Nunery and the late Mrs. Grace Raines Nunery. He lived at Lake Oconee for 20 years, having moved from Florida. He was the owner of Pounders Seafood Market. He attended the University of Florida and had many friends. His family remembers that he did life his way.
Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Traynor-Nunery of Eatonton; a brother, Jim (Rose) Moseley of Eatonton; a sister, Linda (Frank) Bandel of Eatonton and the light of his life, Christopher Lantz of Dahlonega. Mr. Nunery will be fondly remembered by Paul (Shannon) Johnson of Eatonton, as well as Jeffrey Lewis of Eatonton, Peyton Johnson of Eatonton, and several nieces and nephews.
Please visit to express online condolences and sign the guestbook
Williams Funeral Home of Eatonton had charge of arrangements.

Price Petrea Sr.
Price Petrea Sr. age 90, of Eatonton passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017 at his residence.
A memorial service will be held at 11am Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Lake Oconee Lutheran Church.
Price was a member of Lake Oconee Lutheran Church and the Masons. He enjoyed fishing and Nascar racing. He was a huge Atlanta Falcons fan and a fan of the Atlanta Braves.
Survivors include his wife, Si-Si Petrea; six children, Price Julian Petrea Jr. (Norma) of Covington, William Daniel Petrea of Savannah, Suzanne Elizabeth Cummings (Mayo) of Pendergrass, Andrea Lee Cobb (Eddie) of Woodstock, Sandra Linn Boykin of Huntsville, AL and Edward Deering Boykin (Jennifer) of Kennesaw; six grandchildren, Andrew Petrea (Deanna), Parker Petrea, Kasey Petrea, Julia Anne Petrea, William Matthew Petrea, Brenden Maynard and a brother, Raymond Petrea (Beatrice).
Vining Ivy Hill Chapel has charge of the arrangements.

Martha Elizabeth "Beth" Tabor
March 10, 1925 - December 3, 2017
Martha Elizabeth "Beth" Tabor, age 92 of Eatonton died Sunday, December 3, 2017, at a local hospital.
Funeral services will be private.
Mrs. Tabor was born March 10, 1925 in Macon and had lived in the Eatonton area for the past thirty-six years. She was the daughter of the late Martha Ann Anderson Howington. Mrs. Tabor was a retired dental technician for Dixie Dental Lab and was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Eatonton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hudson Duard Tabor.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Crossroads Baptist Church Building Fund, 106 South Wesley Chapel Road, Eatonton, Georgia 31024.
Bridges Funeral Home and Crematory in Gray had charge of arrangements. Please visit us online at to sign the guest book.

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