Obituaries

Thu
15
Sep

Ella Suzette Chaffin Chalker

Funeral services for Ella Suzette Chaffin Chalker, 62, were Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 in Williams Funeral Home chapel of Eatonton with the Rev. John McMillan officiating.

Mrs. Chalker was a native of Monticello, but made her home in Eatonton for a number of years. She was the daughter of the late Allen Fielding Chaffin and Janice Murell Shipman Jarrett.

Survivors include her husband, A.D. Chalker of Eatonton; daughters, Krissi (Matt) Bristow of Columbus, S.C. and Jana Scott of Atlanta; sisters, Allane (Richard) Underwood of Twin City, and Lynn (Bob) Jordan of Monticello; brother Phil (Malintha) Chaffin of Monticello; grandfather, Bobby Greer of Monticello; grandchildren, Kelsey Walton, Kenslee Ivey, Sophie Bristow, Cade Bristow, and Mia Bristow.

Williams Funeral Home of Eatonton had charge of arrangements.

Thu
15
Sep

Betty Cook

The funeral service for Mrs. Betty Farmer Cook, 82, of Milledgeville was Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 in Williams Funeral Home Chapel of Milledgeville with the Rev. Kenny Walker officiating. Burial was private.

Mrs. Cook was a native of Butler, and had made her home in Macon for 26 years before moving to Lake Sinclair in 1976. She was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Willie Mae Farmer; her husband, William Franklin Cook; and a sister, Johnny Mae Farmer. 

She was a homemaker and a member of Victory Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Denise (Donnie) Coburn; a son, Karl Cook; granddaughters, Christin Coburn, Katelyn Coburn and Sommer (Sanin) Saracevic; and great-grandchildren, Leo and Ame’ Saracevic, all of Milledgeville.

Thu
15
Sep

Ed Willie Dorsey

Ed Willie Dorsey

Ed Willie Dorsey

Aug. 17, 1927-Sept. 1, 2016

Aug. 17, 1927-Sept. 1, 2016

Ed Willie Dorsey was born Aug. 17, 1927 in Eatonton, to the late Ed Willie Dorsey Sr. and Sallie Mae Dorsey. He attended Putnam County Schools and finished his education in Fort Valley. As a lifelong resident of Eatonton, he was a dedicated employee of Enterprise Aluminum before retiring after 42 years there.

Ed Willie joined Jefferson Baptist Church and later resumed at Greater Jefferson Baptist Church, where he remained a faithful member until his health failed.

Ed Willie had a love for singing and playing music. He started singing with the Dorsey Brothers at an early age. He was a self-taught musician and an avid guitar player. He also loved gardening and architecture.

Thu
15
Sep

Craig Morgan Baker

Craig Morgan Baker

Craig Morgan Baker

Mr. Craig Morgan Baker, 71, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016.

A memorial service is set for 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 in the Great Hall of Eatonton First United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until the service time.

Mr. Baker was a native of Philadelphia, Pa. and was the son of the late Melvin Hervey Baker and the late Constance Kane Baker. 

Mr. Baker was the owner of FM 100.7 Star Station, WLRR of Milledgeville. He was a licensed pilot who loved planes and flying. He acquired his Ham Radio license at 13. Mr. Baker loved music. He played the banjo and steel guitar. He was the inventor of the Li’l Izzy for steel and electric guitars.

Thu
15
Sep

Larry Little Sr.

May 10, 1959-Aug. 28, 2016

Mr. Larry Little Sr., affectionately known to his family and friends as “Wag,” was born May 10, 1959 to Ms. Christine Little and Mr. Roger Williams, who preceded him in death. Larry Little was called home by the Lord Saturday, Aug. 28, 2016.

The funeral service was Sunday, Sept. 4 at God of Peace Ministries in Eatonton, where the Rev. Michael Brown serves as pastor and Pastor John Ellison, officiated. Interment followed at the Ellis Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in Jones County.

Thu
08
Sep

Winnie Davis

Winnie Davis

Winnie Davis

Winnie Davis, 74, of Eatonton passed away on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. 

She was born in Columbus on Nov. 10, 1941 to Mildred Whidby Miller and the late Grady Sanders.

She was preceded in death by her father, son Ricky Limbough; daughter, Vicki Stephens; and step-father, Johnny Miller.

The visitation was at Vining Ivy Hill Chapel on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 1 to 2 p.m. The service followed at 2 p.m. and burial was at Eatonton Memorial Park following the service.

Thu
08
Sep

James Curtis Pope

James Curtis Pope, 65, of Monticello, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at his residence.

Curtis Pope was a lifelong resident of Jasper County. His parents were the late Curtis Lorin Pope and Emma Leola Vining Pope.

Before retirement, he worked as a logger for Pope Brothers Logging Company.

He loved fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Aubrey Pope.

Thu
08
Sep

Ames Luke “J.L.” Lane III

James Luke “J.L.” Lane III, of Eatonton, formerly of Monticello, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at Oconee Regional Medical Center in Milledgeville.

J.L. Lane was born in Monticello to the late James Luke Lane Jr. and Emmie Thompson Lane. He graduated from Monticello High School in 1954 and lived in Monticello until moving to Eatonton in 1982. He was a member of the Monticello Baptist Church and attended Marshall Memorial Baptist Church in Eatonton.

J. L. Lane previously worked for the Yancey Brothers Heavy Equipment Company and formerly owned and operated Lane’s Tractor Service. He retired as a mechanic from the Putnam County Transportation Department in Eatonton.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Emmie Lane Singletary and Ann Lane Moore.

Thu
01
Sep

Roy Nash

Roy Nash

Roy Nash

Roy Nash, 67, of Eatonton passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Sunday, Aug., 21, 2016.

Mr. Nash was born in Eatonton on Feb. 2, 1949 to the late Willie Frank Nash and Eva Julia Flournoy Nash. 

He was a very dedicated man to his family, whom he loved dearly. He loved and cared for all who knew him, especially his friend of more than 50 years, Ezekie (Zeke) Dennis.

The visitation was  Friday, Aug. 26 at Vining Ivy Hill Chapel from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by the service at 11 a.m.

Thu
01
Sep

E. C. “Pat” Patterson Jr.

E. C. “Pat” Patterson Jr.

E. C. “Pat” Patterson Jr.

E. C. “Pat” Patterson, Jr., DDS, 76, died on Aug. 28, 2016 at his home in Eatonton, following a period of declining health. His family was with him when he died. 

He was born on Jan. 28, 1940 in Washington, Pa. to E. Curtis and Helen Patterson. 

He graduated in 1962 with a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University, where he had a full swimming academic scholarship. In 1967, he earned his DDS from the University of Illinois Dental School in Chicago and did a post-graduate residency in Periodontology at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. 

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