Obituaries

Fri
13
May

Jacquelyn Roberts

The funeral service for Jacquelyn Moats Roberts, 64, will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Williams Funeral Home Chapel of Milledgeville with the Rev. Danny Herron officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the service time.

Mrs. Roberts was a lifelong resident of Baldwin County. She was predeceased by her parents, James Lamar Moats and Dorothy Butts Moats Lamb; and a sister, Paulette Oliver.

Survivors include her children, Chris Roberts of Eatonton and Jim Price of Blackley; her siblings, Judy Johnson of Tennessee, Connie Williford of Palm Bay, Fla., Annette Anderson of Eatonton, Cathy Spear of Atlanta, Donna House of Sandersville, Jean Oliver, Debra Taylor, Bobby Moats and Clifford “Bubba” Moats, all of Milledgeville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Fri
13
May

Charles Lankford Sr.

April 8, 1942 - Sunday, May 8, 2016

Charles Lankford Sr., 74, of Eatonton passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 at his residence.

The funeral service was Wednesday, May 11 in Vining Ivy Hill Chapel.

Mr. Lankford was born April 8, 1942 in Eatonton, to the late Jake Lankford and Mary Lou Patrick Lankford. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Leslie and Larry Lankford.

“Click,” as he was known to all who knew him, was a member of the Walton Masonic Lodge #200 of Shady Dale. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved eating barbecue.

Wed
04
May

Rosy Mary Davis

Rosy Mary Davis

Rosy Mary Davis

September 28, 1951 - May 1, 2016

September 28, 1951 - May 1, 2016
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Fri
22
Apr

Velma Daniel

Velma Daniel

Velma Daniel

July 20, 1963 – February 29, 2016

July 20, 1963 – February 29, 2016

Ms. Velma Amelia Daniel was born on July 20, 1963 in Eatonton. She, along with her four siblings, experienced a rich and rewarding childhood, being cared for, loved, and nurtured in a Christian home by her parents, Mr. Thomas Lee Daniel and Mrs. Christine Daniel. Her faith and her home life provided her with the foundation she would need to successfully survive in the world. It was evident that an abundance of love and care surrounded her.

Fri
22
Apr

William Coleman

Aug. 4, 1970-April 13, 2016

William Thomas Coleman, 45, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

The funeral service was Saturday, April 16 in the chapel at Moores Funeral Home.

He was a native Swainsboro, but had made his home in Putnam County. He was a 1988 graduate of Putnam County High School. He worked for Coleman Furniture Company, Reynolds Plantation and with Coleman Pressure Washing Service.

Survivors include his fiancé, Kathy Brewer of Madison; a son, Reid Coleman of Madison; his parents, Kenneth and Kathryn Coleman of Eatonton; two sisters, Kaye Pruitt (Robert) of Eatonton and Kathy Dorsey (Fred) of Millen.

Fri
22
Apr

Tony A. Wilson

July 25, 1957-April 15, 2016

Mr. Tony A. Wilson, a native of Morgan County born July 25, 1957, passed away Friday, April 15, 2016, surrounded by his family.

The funeral service was Monday, April 18 at the Williams Funeral Home Chapel of Eatonton with Brother Steve Powers, Brother Hill Holt (his son-in-law), and Jacob Holt (his grandson) officiating. Interment followed in Eatonton Memorial Park.

Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his father, James “Red” Wilson, and his mother, Fannie Mason Wilson.

He was a machinist by trade and spent most of his life working hard, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Oconee Baptist Church in Bishop.

Fri
22
Apr

William Lewis

January 15, 1917-April 15, 2016

William Hugh Lewis, 99, of Shelbyville, Tenn., passed away peacefully Friday, April 15, 2016, at the Lynchburg Care Center in Lynchburg, Tenn.

The funeral service was Tuesday, April 19 at the Providence Baptist Church, 516 Railroad St., Shady Dale. Interment followed in Providence Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. Ed Westbrook officiating.

Mr. Lewis was born Jan. 15, 1917, in Lincoln County, to the late George Addison Lewis and Thersie Grant Lewis. He lived in Shady Dale for a number of years before moving to Forsyth; and later Shelbyville, Tenn., to live with his daughter.

Thu
14
Apr

Richard Evans

Richard Evans

Richard Evans

Richard D. Evans, 81, of Greensboro, formerly of Scott Twp., died Sunday morning April 3, 2016 at the Georgia War Veterans Home in Milledgeville.

Mr. Evans was preceded in death by his wife, the former, Barbara Wisniewski. She died Sept. 28, 2009. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Donald, Albert and James Evans; and two sisters, Mary Haughtalen and Peg Kerth.

Mr. Evans was born in Dickson City, and was the son of the late Albert and Mary Nielson Evans. He was a former member of the Montdale United Methodist Church and was a graduate of Westmoreland High School and Broome Technical Institute. He had been employed as a diesel mechanic for Campo Express prior to his retirement.

He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and he was a member of the American Legion Post 665, Dickson City.

Thu
07
Apr

Lorenza Waller

Lorenza Waller

Lorenza Waller

April 27, 1943-March 28, 2016

Mr. Lorenza “Culp” Waller, 72, departed this life Monday, March 28, 2016 unexpectedly at his Glenwood Springs home.

The funeral service was conducted Saturday, April 2 at New Enon Baptist Church in Madison. with the Rev. Bernard Hamp, pastor eulogist. Burial was in the church cemetery.

The life of Lorenza “Culp” Waller began April 27, 1943 in Putnam County. He was the son of the late Willie Waller and Lemond Williams. 

He was educated in Putnam County school system and was a graduate of Butler Baker School.

Thu
07
Apr

Forrest Russell “Rusty” Stevens Jr.

Forrest Russell “Rusty” Stevens Jr.

Forrest Russell “Rusty” Stevens Jr.

July 20, 1942-March 30, 2016

Rusty Stevens of Eatonton passed away unexpectedly at his residence Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

No services are planned at this time.

Rusty was born July 20, 1942 to the late Forrest Russell Stevens Sr. and the late Phyllis Harvey Young Stevens. He moved to Georgia in 1958 from Oregon and lived in Dekalb County until his retirement from Dekalb County Board of Education as an elementary school principal. He then moved to Putnam County in 1995. Through the Elks, he spent many hours with the veterans at the War Veterans Home in Milledgeville and was an active member of the Eatonton Elks Lodge since 1998. With the lodge, he started the free junior clinic for boys and girls at the Uncle Remus Golf Course, and enjoyed playing golf every Monday and Friday, most weeks.

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