Obituaries

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21
Jul

Nancy Winfield

Nancy Winfield

Nancy Winfield

Nancy Lee Winfield went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

Nancy and her husband, Larry, moved to the beautiful Lake Country of Eatonton in 2006, after living in central New York for most of their lives.

She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Louise (Lawrence) Holcomb. 

She graduated from McGraw Central School in 1963 and Champlain College in Burlington Vt. in 1965.

After raising her family of eight children, she retired from her position as high school secretary at McGraw Central High School.

Her greatest love was serving others. She raised her family as well as serving faithfully at her local church in New York in many capacities. 

Thu
21
Jul

Dot Wooten Cleland

Dot Wooten Cleland

Dot Wooten Cleland

Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” Lanelle Wooten Cleland, 75, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. 

The funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16 in the Chapel of Williams Funeral Home of Milledgeville. Interment followed in Baldwin Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the service hour.

Mrs. Cleland was a native of Hazelhurst, spent 20 years in Eatonton and White Plains before making her home in Milledgeville for the last 21 years. 

She was preceded in death by a son, David Taylor; parents, Marvin and Azilee Peacock Wooten; and sisters, Carlin Griffin and JoAnn Clay; and brothers, James R. Wooten and Homer L. Wooten.

Thu
21
Jul

William (Bill) Smith

William (Bill) Smith, 76, of Eatonton passed away at his residence on Monday, July 11, 2016.

He was born in Ashland, Pa. on Oct. 13, 1939.

He was retired from Burns Security, where he was a security officer. He was also a member of the ham radio operators club for disasters, and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

The visitation was Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 5 to 7 PM at Vining Ivy Hill Chapel. The service was held on Thursday, July 14 at Crossroads Baptist Church at 3 p.m., officiated by the Rev. John McMillian Jr. Burial followed the service at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens.

Thu
21
Jul

Mr. Ross Willis Roberts

Ross Willis Roberts, 85, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016. 

A memorial service was conducted Tuesday, July 19 at 2 p.m. at Marshall Memorial Baptist Church of Eatonton. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until service time.

Ross was born in Murphy, N.C. to James W. and Leoria Huey Roberts. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Collis, Fred, Roy, Ralph, and Raymond Roberts; sisters, Pauline Edwards, Reba Griffin and Rovena Mashburn;  and a great-grandchild, Roselyn Fullmore.

Mr. Roberts was a Korean War veteran. He retired from Enterprise Aluminum Company, as well as his own business. 

He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Thu
14
Jul

Maj. Robert “Bob” Evan Engelauf, USAF (Ret.)

Maj. Robert Evan Engelauf

Maj. Robert “Bob” Evan Engelauf, USAF (Ret.)

Eatonton -- In the morning hours of Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 77-year-old Bob Engelauf passed away at Putnam General Hospital.

He was born on Dec. 30, 1938 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Robert and Lura Smith Engelauf.

With great pride and honor he served 23 years in the United States Air Force, including time during the Vietnam War, before retiring with the rank of major. He was also a graduate of Georgia College where he received his master’s degree.

Following his military career, he was a longtime insurance agent with Prudential Insurance Agency, before becoming a self-employed insurance agent. He was also a past president of Peachbelt and NAIFA. 

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who always enjoyed spending time with his beloved family and enjoyed “lake life.”

Thu
14
Jul

Mrs. Evelyn Pallaschke Wilson

Mrs. Evelyn Pallaschke Wilson, 89, passed away Monday, July 4, 2016.

The funeral service was private.

Mrs. Wilson was a native of Summitville, Pa. 

She was the daughter of the late Paul Pallaschke and the late Mary Rudnik Pallaschke. 

Mrs. Wilson was a retired lab technician for Rohm Haas Chemical Manufacturing. 

She moved from New Jersey to Jones County in 1992.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by her daughter Mary West of Haddock.

To sign the online guest book and for information, visit www.williamsfuneral.net.

Williams Funeral Home of Eatonton was in charge of Arrangements. 

Thu
14
Jul

Mr. Miles Motes Jr.

Mr. Miles Motes Jr.

Mr. Miles Motes Jr.

Mr. Miles Motes Jr. of Kennesaw passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016.

He was born in Cobb County to Miles and Estelle Motes. 

Mr. Motes worked on his farm on Bells Ferry Road in Cobb County. He owned Motes Electrical.

He would teach young people how to work on the farm and electrical business. He enjoyed gardening and fishing. He would help others and worked at his church Friendship Baptist Church in Eatonton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Carter Motes.

Survivors include two sisters, Patricia and Richard Anderson, Lucille and Carl McClure; two brothers. Felton and Sherry Motes, James Earl Motes; and several nieces and nephews.

Thu
14
Jul

Mrs. Audrey Hungate Vaughn

Mrs. Audrey Hungate Vaughn, 82, of Eatonton passed away, Monday, July 4, 2016. 

She was a native of Illinois and had lived in Wilkinson County for a number of years and had made her home in Eatonton for the past two years.

She was retired from the Washington County Regional Medical Center and was a member of Ivey Baptist Church.

She was predeceased by her parents, Donald and Blanche Dixon Hungate.

Survivors include her husband, Don Vaughn of Eatonton; daughter, Cindy Stanley of Steubenville, Ohio; sons, Don Kuehn (Judy) of Granite City, Ill., Jim Kuehn (Eileen) of Mascoutah, Ill. and Mike Kuehn (Cheryl) of O’Fallon, Ill.; stepchildren, Dan Vaughn and Rodney (Amanda) Vaughn of Milledgeville, Jessica Vaughn and Donald O. Vaughn of Greston; and 15 grandchildren.

Thu
14
Jul

Margaret Bray Rodgers

Margaret Bray Rodgers (Peggy) of Milledgeville went peacefully to be with the Lord on July 4, 2016. She was 88. 

She lived most of her adult life in Miami, Fla., where she worked as executive secretary for the Dade County School Board for more than 30 years.

She was responsible for the agenda for the weekly board meeting and could often be seen on the PBS TV station on the weekly telecast taking minutes of the meeting. She was a member of Milledgeville First United Methodist Church, where she attended regularly up until the onset of her illness. 

She is survived by sons Craig Rodgers (Karen) of Eatonton, Lee Rodgers (Ann) of Mentone, Ala., and Ralph Rodgers (Bonita) of Knoxville; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Thu
30
Jun

Stella Maddox Swindell

Stella Maddox Swindell

Stella Maddox Swindell

Mrs. Stella Maddox Swindell, 78, passed away, Wednesday, June 22, 2016. 

Her funeral service was conducted 3 p.m. Sunday, June 26 at Eatonton First Baptist Church with Dr. Keithen Tucker officiating. Private interment followed in Pine Grove Cemetery. The family received friends at the church from 2 p.m. until the service hour.

Mrs. Swindell was a native of Morgan County and lived in Eatonton for many years. She was the daughter of the late Jefferson Maddox and the late Sulu Montgomery Maddox.

Mrs. Swindell was a retired certified court reporter and was a member of First Baptist Church. She always worked to make sure the church was decorated beautifully.

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