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Mrs. Beulah Moye

Mrs. Beulah Moye, Bartow, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at a local hospital. Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 3:30 P.M. at Scotts Chapel Baptist Church. Interment was held in church cemetery. She was born on July 28, 1920 to the parentage of the late Ms. Mammie Hannah Brinson in Washington County. On August 28, 1942 she was united in holy matrimony to the late Mr. Dave Moye. This union was blessed with seven children. They were happily married until the Lord called him home in 1996. Mrs. Moye received her early education in Bartow, Georgia. She loved cooking, especially those good biscuits, hand sewing clothes, quilting and gardening. She jo

Ms. Markeisha Gibbons

Ms. Markeisha Gibbons, passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017. Funeral services were held on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Green Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Smith officiating. Interment was held at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Ms. Gibbons was born on November 17, 1991 to the parentage of Mrs. Shirlene Gibbons and the late Mr. Larry Gibbons, Sr. She was a graduate of Washington County High School, class of 2010. Markeisha was loved by everyone. Her smile brightened your day. She was loving and caring to everyone who she came in contact with. Most of her spare time was spent drawing and making cards for the people she cared about. She was always willing to show her cou

Mr. Roosevelt Hooks

Mr. Roosevelt Hooks, Tennille, Georgia, passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017. Funeral services were held on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Green Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Smith officiating. Interment was held at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Mr. Hooks was born September 15, 1952 in Tennille, Washington County, Georgia. He was the son of Mrs. Gladine Peeler Hooks and the late Mr. Tom Hooks. He was a 1970 graduate of T. J. Elder High School, Sandersville, Georgia. He was employed as a stocker at Wal-Mart, Sandersville , Georgia where he retired in 2012 He enjoyed making friends laugh by telling jokes. He was preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Ora Dell Outlaw Hooks. Mr

RMSGT Carl Wright, Sr.

RMSGT Carl Wright, Sr., Warner Robins, Georgia, departed this life on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at St. James Christian Fellowship Church with Min. H. Charles Williams officiating. Interment was held at Jordan Station Church Cemetery. RMSGT Wright was born on April 23, 1954 to the parentage of the late Ms. Ruby Dell Blackshear and the late Mr. Carlton Wright in Dublin, Georgia. Carl attended City of Atlanta public schools and graduated from West Fulton High School in 1972. He attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA briefly before deciding to serve his country by enlisting in the United States Air F

Evangelist Annie Gaston

Evangelist Annie Gaston, Sandersville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Louisville, Georgia. Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Camp Spring Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Mitchell officiating. Interment was held in the church cemetery. She was educated by the Washington County School System. At an early age she began working in the fields, but she was determined to start a career elsewhere. Her career began in 1965 at Rawling Nursing Home, later Heritage Inn of Sandersville. She was passionate about cooking. In 1998 she was blessed to retire with thirty three years of service. Annie continued to prepare recipes that could not be d

Mrs. Rutha Mae Stephens

Mrs. Rutha Mae Stephens, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Smith Medical Nursing Center. Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Rufus Copeland officiating. She attended school in Washington County. She joined Oak Grove Baptist Church at an early age where she was a faithful member. Rutha was on the usher board, served as church secretary, and mother of the church until her health failed. She enjoyed visiting other churches and meeting new people that shared similar interest in the Lord. She was very dedicated to her family and to serving God. Rutha was called “Rutha Mae” by her family and friends. She worked

Ms. Yolanda Jones

Ms. Yolanda Jones, Sandersville, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017. Funeral services were held on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at Word Of Life Church, Sandersville, Georgia with Dr. Michael Parker officiating. She was educated in the public schools of Washington County where she graduated with the class of 1989. Yolanda enjoyed doing hair, playing lottery and spending time with her grandchildren. She attended Word of Life Church, Sandersville, GA. Yolanda was preceded in death by her mother Ms. Rose Dud Roberson; two grandchildren: Jireh Burney, Kaneisha Burney; three aunts: Ms. Joyce Haynes Brooks, Ms. Polly Jackson, Ms. Lou Burney Hicks; three uncles: Mr. Sammie

Mr. Emory Smith, Sr.

Mr. Emory Smith, Sr., Sandersville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at Green Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Perry Davis officiating. Interment was held in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Always, a Georgia native, Pop was born and raised in Washington County. He was born to the parentage of the late Ms. Bertha Miller Smith and the late Mr. J.D. Gordon. He was raised by the late Mr. Eugene Smith, Sr. Emory was affectionately known by most as “Pop” and to others as “Cricket.” He retired from Washington County Machine Shop after several years of dedicated service. He was preceded in death by h

Mr. Jimmy Wright, Jr.

Mr. Jimmy Wright, Jr., Sandersville, Georgia passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. at Bold Spring Baptist Church with Rev. Linda Fleming officiating. Interment was held in church cemetery. Mr. Wright was born on June 12, 1942 in Washington County, Georgia to the parentage of the late Mr. Jimmy Wright, Sr. and the late Mrs. Julia Mae Swint Wright. He was a member of Bold Spring Baptist Church. He was employed by C.T. Harris for a number of years and was a very handy craftsman. Mr. Wright is survived by four children: Ms. Lisa Spencer, Ms. LaShawn Wright, Mr. Tommy Wright, Sandersville, Georgia, Mr. J

Mr. Johnny Askew

Mr. Johnny Askew, Warthen, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at M.C. Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sandersville, Georgia. Interment was held in Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery. Johnny was born on January 9, 1946 in Toomsboro, GA to the parentage of the late Mr. Johnny Askew, Sr. and the late Mrs. Christine Rhodes Askew. Johnny grew up in Oconee, GA and attended T.J. Elder High School where he was active in sports, with football being his passion, receiving numerous trophies for his performance. He possessed a love for hunting, gardening and fishing. On many occasions he could be found in his

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