Obituaries for March 29, 2018


APRIL 13, 1943 - MARCH 22, 2018

Deacon Eddie William Crawford, Sr. passed away March 22, 2018 after a short illness. Eddie was born April 13, 1943 in Putnam County to the parentage of Mr. Willie and Mrs. Emma Bailey Crawford. At an early age, he joined the Jefferson Baptist Church and alter joined the Greater Jefferson Baptist Church where he was ordained as a deacon. Eddie was a 1960 graduate of Butler Baker High School. “Ed,” as he was commonly called, was drafted into the United States Army in which he served from “1963-1965”. Serving his county was one of his proudest moments. Eddie was united in holy matrimony in Mrs. Evelyn Redd Crawford for 41 years. He was the proud father of two children. He leaves to cherish his memory: A devoted wife, Mrs. Evelyn Crawford; one daughter, Courtnie D. Crawford of Eatonton; One Son, Eddie W. Crawford, Jr. of Garden City, GA; Three granddaughters, Keiara Crawford, Kaylen Crawford of Eatonton and Madison Williams of Watkinsville; A daughter- in- law Mrs. Renita Crawford of Eatonton; One sister, Mrs. Lougene Harris of Macon; Two brothers, Mr. Alex Crawford (Tina) of Decatur and Mr. Larry Crawford of Milledgeville; A devoted cousin, Mrs. Barbara Jean Crawford; Five Sister-in-laws, Jeanette Giles, Regina Mosley, Amanda Redd, Juana Brown all of Greensboro and Annie Gordon of Madison; One Brother-in-Law Mr. Charles Gordon of Madison and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services are being held Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at 12:00pm at Greater Jefferson Baptist Church, 448 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Eatonton, GA 31024. Repast at the American Legion Post 583, 280 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Eatonton, GA 31024. Services are arranged by Bernard’s Family Funeral Care,


JUNE 25, 1962 - MARCH 18, 2018

James Philip Lee, 55, passed away March 18, 2018 at his residence in Eatonton from natural causes unexpectedly.
His memorial service was held on, Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Williams Funeral Home, 306 N. Jefferson Avenue, Eatonton, GA 31024. Phil was born in Atlanta on June 25, 1962. He grew up in South Fulton County and graduated from M. D. Collins High School 1980 and then attended and graduated Georgia Southern College graduating in 1985 with a degree in Civil Engineering Technology. His engineering and construction career has been in many different aspects of construction from land planning, homebuilder, Henry County building inspector and then for the last 20+ years he was involved in the design, building and utilization of 911 Cell Towers & Radio systems nationwide. His job gave him the opportunity to travel and live in at least 10 different states. He loved meeting new people and seeing new places. He had a home in Oklahoma called “Rancho Grande” which he visited several times. When not traveling with work, he lived at Lake Oconee. Phil never met a stranger and had friends everywhere; he truly will be missed by many. A whole generation of kids that have visited the Lake house – knew him as “Uncle Phil.” Phil had many gifts and talents but one of his greatest gifts was the gift of hospitality. He loved to serve and take care of others (i.e. jet skis, smoking BBQ butts, frying Christmas turkeys in the rain, pressure washing houses, etc.). He was preceded in death by his father, James Marion Lee, and his mother, Emma Buck Lee. He is survived by his sister, Marene Lee Martin, and brother-in-law, Clay Martin as well as his niece, Meredith Lee Martin, and nephew, Trey Martin. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to: McDonough Road Baptist Church, 352 McDonough Road, Fayetteville, GA 30214.


March 22, 2018

Phyllis Mitchell Thompson, age 68, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018. Funeral Services were held on Sunday, March 25, 2018 in the Chapel of Williams Funeral Home of Milledgeville with Rev. Larry Glover and Rev. Carol Davis officiating. Interment followed in Baldwin Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Thompson was a native and lifelong resident of Baldwin County. She was the daughter of the late T. A. and Gladys Porter Mitchell. Mrs. Thompson was a “generational banker” at Century Bank and Trust for 49 years and 1 month. Her customers became family to her. She was preceded in death by her brother, Wayne Mitchell, and sister, Barbara Budrys. Phyllis is survived by her husband, Ferrell Thompson; daughter, Toi (Ken) Franks; and grandson, Trenton Franks; all of Milledgeville. Memorial Contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 174 Central RD, SW, Eatonton, Georgia 31024 Express online condolences at, Williams Funeral Home and Crematory of Milledgeville.

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