Obituaries

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23
Jun

Ashley Gail Wilkie

Ashley Gail Wilkie, 33, of Eatonton, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. 

She was born with cerebral palsy on March 9, 1983 to Bradley Morris Wilkie and Kay Reese.

She was greeted in heaven by her loving great-grandmother, Annie Long. She was also preceded in death by her great-grandfather, Louie Long Sr.; paternal grandfather, Morris Wilkie; and maternal great-grandparents, Lena and Loyd Styles.

The visitation was Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Vining Ivy Hill Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. The service was conducted at Vining Ivy Hill Chapel on Friday, June 24 at 2 p.m., officiated by Bill Barnes. The pallbearers were B.J. Cutler, Toby Kempson, Bob White and Keith Savage.

Thu
23
Jun

Deacon Marvin “Big Daddy” Ellison

Deacon Marvin Ellison

Deacon Marvin “Big Daddy” Ellison 

July 7, 1930-June 15, 2016

July 7, 1930-June 15, 2016

Deacon Marvin Ellison, 85, of 254 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Eatonton departed this life Wednesday morning, June 15, 2016 at his residence. 

Deacon Ellison was born on July 7, 1930 to the parentage of the late Floyd and Tommie Lee Ellison.

He was raised in a God-fearing home, where he was taught love and to always trust in the Lord. He was united in marriage to the former Dorothy Williams on July 22, 1963 and to this union five children were born. Two preceded him in death: Calvin Jerome and Eric Lenard Ellison.

He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1964, when he joined Jenkins Grove Baptist Church and became a dedicated member and served as chairman of the deacon board for almost 50 years.

Thu
23
Jun

Alice Mae Owens

Alice Mae Owens

Alice Mae Owens / May 3, 1937-June 9, 2016

Mrs. Alice Mae Owens, 79, of 102 Loblolly Drive, Eatonton departed this life Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Eatonton Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Alice Owens was born on May 3, 1937 in Putnam County to the parentage of the late Emanuel Harden Sr. and Sylvia Harden. She grew up and attended school in rural Putnam County. 

She joined Free Gift Baptist Church at an early age. As a young woman, she moved to New York, where she worked at the Ocean View Nursing Home, where she retired. She then went on to work at the Grown and Jade East hotels.

Alice loved flowers and had an amazing green thumb. She also loved to cook and feed the whole community. Alice returned to Putnam County 11-1/2 years ago and continued to do the same activities for many years to come.

Thu
23
Jun

Bettie Hamilton

Mrs. Bettie J. Fordham Hamilton, 83, passed away on June 17, 2016. The graveside funeral service was Monday, June 20 at 1 p.m. in Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Hamilton was born in Paducah, Ky. and had lived at Lake Sinclair for many years.

She was the daughter of the late Warren Anthony Fordham and Pauline Henderson Fordham. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Warren J. Fordham and Charles Edwin Fordham and a sister, Nancy Carol Hamilton. 

Mrs. Hamilton was the first head librarian at Shurlington Memorial Library and had retired from Middle Georgia Regional Library. 

Thu
23
Jun

James “Chicken” Porter III

James “Chicken” Porter III

James “Chicken” Porter III

Nov. 18, 1943-June 10, 2016

Nov. 18, 1943-June 10, 2016

Mr. James “Chicken” Porter of 125 Gregory Lane, Eatonton departed this life Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.

James Porter III was born on Nov. 18, 1943 in Eatonton to parents James Porter II and Lossie Mae Lawrence. 

He joined Union Baptist Church at an early age. He had a passion for gardening, fishing and hunting. He was employed at Food Max in Eatonton until the business closed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mattie and Lawson Harris; aunts, Ruth Robertson, Mattie Lou Mercer and Christine Harris; uncles, James Harris, Johnny Harris, and Benny Harris.

Thu
09
Jun

Jerrell Jackson

Jerrell Jackson

Jerrell Jackson

Mr. Jerrell Luther Jackson, 76, of Eatonton, formerly of Lithonia, died Sunday, June 5, 2016.

The funeral service was Wednesday, June 8 at Scot Ward’s Green Meadow Chapel with the Rev. James Smith officiating. Interment followed in Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in  Putnam County.

Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his parents, George and Estelle Jackson.

Mr. Jackson was a warehouse manager with Lennox Heating and Air and retired after 40 years of service.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, softball and NASCAR.

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, who will be missed by all.

Thu
09
Jun

Pastor Alvin Leon McNabb

Pastor Alvin Leon McNabb, 77, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016.

The funeral service was Wednesday, June 8 at Grace Baptist Church of Eatonton with burial in the Georgia Veteran Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville.

Pastor Leon was a native of Dexter, N.M. He was the son of the late Alvin McNabb and the late Katherine O’Brian McNabb.

He was a pastor for 43 years with a bachelor’s degree in Theology from Piedmont Bible College in North Carolina. Ministry was his life. He preached in various cities throughout his career and served as interim pastor for Grace Baptist Church. He also devoted many years to working in prison ministry.

People may know him best as “Mr. Leon,” a beloved greeter at the Milledgeville Walmart store.

Thu
09
Jun

Mary L. Welch Scott

Mary L. Welch Scott

Mary L. Welch Scott

Nov. 10, 1931-May 24, 2016

Nov. 10, 1931-May 24, 2016

Ms. Mary Lizzie Welch-Scott was born Nov. 10, 1931 to Albert “Buddy” Welch and Julia Riley-Welch in Eatonton; she was the second of 17 children born. 

She married the late Mr. Joseph Scott and they relocated to Atlanta, where she worked hard and raised four beautiful children. Mrs. Scott was preceded in death by two of her children, Clara Mae Scott and Anthony J. Scott; she is survived by a son, Jeffery B. Scott; and a daughter, Vannessa C. Scott-Henderson.

Thu
09
Jun

Margaret Mae Baughcum Murphy

Mrs. Margaret Mae Baughcum Murphy, 75, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016. 

The service will be private.

Mrs. Murphy was a native of Brunswick.

She was the daughter of the late Andrew Davis Baughcum and the late Lula Mae Bartlet Baughcum. 

She was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son, Ricky Murphy of Eatonton; a daughter, Debbie Coleman of Hogansville; grandchildren, Anthony Cahill of Eatonton, Timothy Coleman of Hogansville, Cody Murphy of Monroe, Buck Parker of Eatonton and Benitta Bryant of Hall County; and a sister, Montine Vowell of Loganville.

Thu
09
Jun

Fredree Taylor

Fredree (Freda) Taylor, 83, died peacefully May 29, 2016 at her home on Lake Sinclair after an extended illness.

The funeral service was Thursday, June 2 at St. Stephens Episcopal Church with Father David Probst officiating.

Freda was born in Molena, graduated from Waycross High School and later as a registered nurse from Georgia Baptist Hospital.

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, phenomenal cook, avid reader, dedicated friend and member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Milledgeville, she will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gus L. and Grace Jameson Stribling; her sister, Dorothy Youmans and brother-in-law, Clint Youmans; and her nephew, Dave Youmans.

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