Obituary

Obituaries

Mr. Bennie O’Neal Barnes

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Mr. Bennie O’Neal Barnes, age 86 who resided at 425 Washington Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. Public viewing will be held on Thursday, December 30th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 31st at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston Georgia. Interment will follow in the Upson Memorial Garden, 1367 Woodland Road, Thomaston, Georgia. Pastor Niesha Davis will officiate. Mr. Barnes leaves to cherish his memories; his loving wife, Mrs. Bobbie Jean Williams Barnes of Thomaston, GA; 3 children: Victoria Warren of Fayetteville, NC; Veronica West (Donnaver) of New Port News, VA; Bobby Barnes (Monique) of Stockbridge, GA; 8 grand- children: Charles Williams of Columbus, GA; Barbara Barnes of McDonough, GA; Meagan Gorham of Fayetteville, NC; Harris Williams of Chipley, FL; Sabrina Daniel of Newport News, VA; Felecia Barnes of Germany; Brittaie Barnes of Sandy Springs, GA; Bobby E. Barnes, Jr. of Fort Bragg, NC; 9 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss him dearly. In Lieu of flowers, the family is asking to please make your donation to St. Mary’s A.M.E. Church, 601 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia.

Mr. John James Murphy “Jack”

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Mr. John James Murphy “Jack”, age 73 who resided at 205 E. County Road Apt-4F passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. The family will receive friends at the home of his wife, Mrs. Mattie Murphy at 203 Upson Avenue, Thomaston, Georgia. Public viewing for Mr. Murphy will be held on Monday, December 20th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, December 21st at 1:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Southview Cemetery, 942 S. Church Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Rev. Thomas Willis will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Murphy leaves to cherish his memories; a devoted wife, Mrs. Mattie Florence Murphy of Thomaston, GA; 4 children: Mr. Myron Murphy (Susan) of Charlotte, N. C; Ms. LaTonya Y. Character and Captain Stephanie Murphy both of Jonesboro, GA; Mrs. Monica McDowell Coleman (Alvin) of Kennesaw, GA; 4 grandchildren: Ms. Tiyanna A. Lockhart of Macon, GA; Mr. Anthony T. Lockhart of Fort Valley, GA; Master Aiden Coleman and Master Justin Coleman of Kennesaw, GA; sisters and brothers-in-law: Mrs. Ernestine Murphy of New York, NY; Ms. Mary Brown; Mrs. Minnie Redmond (Sylvester) and Mrs. Murrie Harper (Paul) all of Thomaston, GA; Mr. Jimmy Stevenson of Jacksonville, FL; a devoted friend for over 60 years, Mr. Emmett (Artis) Lary of Thomaston, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss him very dearly.

Mr. James Eligah Worthy Jr.

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Mr. James Eligah Worthy Jr. age 67 who resided at 319 Mallory Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 10, 2021. Public viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 15th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, December 16th at 11:00 a.m. at Southview Cemetery, 942 S Church Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Pastor Eddie Johnson Sr. will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Worthy leaves to cherish his memories; his loving wife, Barbara Ann Marshall Worthy of Thomaston, GA; 2 children: Raven Worthy of Kansas City; Alicia Worthy King (Joe) of Columbus, Ga; 2 grandchildren: Caden King and Maya King both of Columbus, GA; 3 sisters: Luenda (Charles) Purifoy of Jonesboro, GA; Patricia (Lonnie) Malone of Thomaston, GA; Ruthie (Kenneth) Townsend of Atlanta, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends that will miss him dearly. age 67 who resided at 319 Mallory Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 10, 2021. Public viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 15th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, December 16th at 11:00 a.m. at Southview Cemetery, 942 S Church Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Pastor Eddie Johnson Sr. will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Worthy leaves to cherish his memories; his loving wife, Barbara Ann Marshall Worthy of Thomaston, GA; 2 children: Raven Worthy of Kansas City; Alicia Worthy King (Joe) of Columbus, Ga; 2 grandchildren: Caden King and Maya King both of Columbus, GA; 3 sisters: Luenda (Charles) Purifoy of Jonesboro, GA; Patricia (Lonnie) Malone of Thomaston, GA; Ruthie (Kenneth) Townsend of Atlanta, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends that will miss him dearly.

Mrs. Deborah Jean Jordan Garmon

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Mrs. Deborah Jean Jordan Garmon, age 60 of Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 20th at 11:00 A.M. At Stone Well Worship Center, 204 Park Lane, Thomaston, Georgia. Pastor Coleman Dumas will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Please continue to keep the Jordan and Garmon Families in your prayer. Mrs. Garmon leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, Steven Garmon of Thomaston, GA; 2 children: Ashley Brazil Garmon and Yoshika Garmon; 2 grandchildren: Kingston Chase Hollis and Asher Jace Brazil all of Thomaston, GA; 2 sisters: Carla Jordan Howell (Billy) of Thomaston, GA; Otha Jordan (Runara) of Salem Community; 4 nieces: Laquita Jordan and Bryain Jordan of Salem Community; Mercedes Howell and Maliyah Howell of Thomaston, GA; sisters and cousins club of Salem Community; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mrs. Shirley Byrd Raines

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Mrs. Shirley Byrd Raines, age 72 of Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Shervette Raines Grier, 308 Cunningham Avenue, Thomaston, Georgia. Public viewing will be held on Friday, November November 19th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 20th at 1:00 p.m. at the Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 501 Traylor Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Pastor Charles E. Reeves will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Raines leaves to cherish her memories: one daughter, Shervette Grier (Alexis); 2 grandchildren: Donisha Gray and Malik Walker all of Thomaston, GA; 9 siblings: Pamela Jester, John Mallory, Tom Mallory (Krystal), Rydell Mallory and Shederick Mallory and David Mallory all of Griffin, GA; Michael Mallory (Lisa) of Enterprise, AL; Larry Mallory and Dorothy Mallory McKnight of Rochester, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law: Rose (Leroy) Ivey, Rebecca Raines, Bennie Gray, Clara Varner all of Thomaston, GA; Michael (Tammy) Gray and Louise Darden of Atlanta, GA; close friend, Jeanette Skelton of Thomaston, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mrs. Carmen Maria Carter Thompson

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Mrs. Carmen Maria Carter Thompson, age 78 of Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at the Harborview Nursing Home. Memorial services will be held on Monday, November 22nd at 12:00 Noon at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Bishop LaDamiun Raines will be the Eulogist. Please continue to keep the Carter, Thompson and Lary families in your prayers. Mrs. Thompson leaves to cherish her memories: a dedicated and devoted sister-in-law, Artis (Emmett) Lary of Thomaston, GA; 2 sisters: Phyllis Carter of New York, NY; Evelyn Defoe of Canada; 2 step daughters: Kathleen Thompson of Thomaston, GA; Sharon Thompson Taylor (Thomas) of Columbus, GA; sister-in-law, Lavone Perry of Thomaston, GA; devoted nieces: Torsha Perry of Thomaston, GA; Ashley Davis and Kyndel Davis of Macon, GA; Aniya Underwood of Marietta, GA; a host of step grandchildren, other relatives and friends that will miss her very dearly.

Mrs. Mary Ann Hudson Melco

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Mrs. Mary Ann Hudson Melco, age 73 formerly of Thomaston, Georgia who resided at 9106 Jennie Circle, Jonesboro, Georgia passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021. Please continue to keep the Hudson and Melco families in your prayers. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Public viewing will be held on Monday, November 15th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 16th at 12:00 Noon. Interment will follow in the King Hill Cemetery, Old Post Road, Culloden, Georgia 31016. Bishop Cecelia S. Colquitt will be the Eulogist. To cherish her memories; she leaves behind her greatest accomplishments; three beautiful daughters: Sonya Copeland of Ellenwood, GA; Towana Mehra and Angela Willingham both of Jonesboro, GA; as well as her pride and joy, her only grandchild, Ms. Ashley Robinson of Ellenwood, GA; Additionally, she leaves two sisters: Dorothy M. Brown of Ellenwood, GA; Deloise Worthy of Barnesville, GA; one uncle, Walter Hudson of Philadelphia, PA; several nieces, nephews, family and friends. Although, she transitioned from the present, her spirit and good deeds live on.

Mr. Bobby Lee Childs Sr.

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Mr. Bobby Lee Childs Sr., age 83 who resided at 211 Church Alley, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Saturday, November 6th. Public viewing will be held on Tuesday, November 9th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Private services for immediately family only will be held on Wednesday, November 10th at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home. Graveside services will be open to the public immediately following the funeral services at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, 1759 Copeland Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Rev. J. D. Walker will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Childs leaves to cherish his memories: 4 children: Mr. Bobby Lamar (Denise) Childs, Jr., Mrs. Paula (Craven) Goodman both of Griffin, GA; Mr. Kenneth (Natalie) Childs, Ms. Dana Leach all of Thomaston, GA; a devoted niece he reared as his own, Mrs. Lukienna (Terrance) Walker of Thomaston, GA; 8 grandchildren: Chris Childs, Zaria Childs, Brittany Woodard, Christian McCraney, Kiara Childs, Janay Childs, Sheterrica Jordan and Shadericca Walker; 4 siblings: Betty Ruth Fagan, (Eddie) of Salem Community; Allen Childs, Jr. of Thomaston, GA; Larry Diggs (Brenda) and Freddie Diggs all of College Park, GA; his talking buddy, Cayden “Junior” Childs; a devoted friend whom was there at all times, Mr. Carl Walker; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will mill him very dearly.

Mrs. Charlis Ester Bohannon

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Mrs. Charlis Ester Bohannon, age 71 who resided at 702 Walton Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Friday, November 5th . Public viewing will be held on Thursday, November 11th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 12th at 12:00 noon at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Rev. Arthur C. Willis will be the Eulogy. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Bohannon leaves to cherish her memories; 2 children: Bran Gilbert of Thomaston, GA; Demetrice Scurry (Bobby) of Atlanta, GA; 6 grandchildren: Brandon Gilbert, Santangelo Gilbert, Daniel Scurry, Brandesha Gilbert, Brannin Gilbert and Cody Gilbert; 10 great-grandchildren: 2 devoted friends: Earnestine Washington and Minnie Redmond of Thomaston, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will miss her dearly.

Mr. Rodney Lamar Thomas

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Mr. Rodney Lamar Thomas, age 46, who resided at 55 Harmony Lane, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Sunday, October 24th. Public viewing will be held on Wednesday, October 27th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 28th at 12:00 Noon at the Thomaston Upson County Civic Center, 101 Civic Center Drive, Thomaston, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Southview Cemetery. Rev. Cedric Thomas will officiate. He leaves to cherish his memories; his loving wife of 16 years, Michelle Jackson Thomas of Thomaston, GA; 4 children: Quinetrious Thomas of Butler, Georgia; Rodquavius Thomas, Rodrick Thomas and Jalen Thomas all of Thomaston, GA; one grandchild, Nolan Gray of Butler, GA; mother, Mary Thomas; father, Curtis Ford both of Thomaston, GA; mother-in-law, Darlene Stewart; father-in-law, Richard Jackson both of Thomaston, GA; 3 siblings: Travis (Yetteva) Ford of Warner Robins, GA; Derick Ford (Gatheryn) and Keytise Walton of Butler, GA; sisters-in-law: Candice Atwater (Fredrick) of Thomaston, GA; Rickeshia Jackson of Griffin, GA; close cousins: Lakesha Thornton and Latonya Thomas of Thomaston, GA; close friends: Octavius Talton (Sybil) of Butler, GA; Lashanda Mathis of Reynolds, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him very dearly.

Mr. Timothy Anthony Garland

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Mr. Timothy Anthony Garland, age 61 who resided at 509 Hawk Eye Court, McDonough, Georgia passed away on Friday, October 22nd . Public viewing will be held on Thursday, October 28th from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Friday, October 29th at 11:00 A.M. at the Southview Cemetery, 942 S. Church Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Mr. Garland leaves to cherish his memories; his wife, Deborah Foster Garland of McDonough, GA; 3 children: Charissa S Garland, Jessica Lyons and Jerrod Foster all of McDonough, GA; his mother, Lavern Flowers of Thomaston, GA; father, Johnny Garland of Columbus, OH; one brother, Glenn Garland of Pensacola, FL; 3 sisters: Jeannie Garland, Carol Draine and Cynthia Ellerbee all of Thomaston, GA; aunts: Annie M. Furlow of Cleveland, OH; Evelyn (Lonnie) Wilder of Salem Community; Cynthia (Robert) Parker; Tommie L. Garland, Minnie Ruth Garland a very special and devoted aunt, Mrs. Laurine F. Thornton; uncles; Larry (Clementine) Parker and Harry Parker; all of Thomaston, GA; great uncle, Frank (Vanessa) Holloway of Atlanta , GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him very dearly.

Mrs. May Bell King Lamar

Mrs. May Bell King Lamar, age 95 who resided at 636 North Avenue-Unit 9-H Jonesboro, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, October 20th. Public viewing will be held on Sunday, October 24th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Monday, October 25th at 1:00 p.m. at the Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery, 6897 Crest Highway, Molena, Georgia.

Mrs. Lamar

Mrs. Lamar leaves to cherish her memories; 4 grandchildren: Curtis James Thompson (Leverne) Carol Outlaw, Ricky Lowe (Julia) and Kimberly Lowe; several grand and great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mrs. Mattie Louise Copeland Carreker

Mrs. Mattie Louise Copeland Carreker, age 92 who resided at 147 South First Avenue, Woodland, Georgia passed away on Monday, October 18th Public viewing will be held on Friday, October 22nd from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, October 23rd at 11:00 A.m. at the Flint River Baptist church Cemetery. Mrs. Carreker leaves to cherish her memories; Dale Carreker (Sheree) of Thomaston, GA; Gracie Green (Lester) of Woodland, GA; 4 grandchildren; 3 siblings: Anna Rose Walton and Imo Gene Burnette both of Thomaston, GA; Johnny C. Copeland of Atlanta, GA; 2 sisters-in-law: Mary Joyce Copeland of Thomaston, GA; Louise Copeland of Atlanta, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. Ralph Hendrix

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Mr. Ralph Hendrix, age 85 who resided at 1179 Middle Brooks Road, Woodbury, Georgia passed away on Monday, October 18th. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, October 19th at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenville City Cemetery, Cemetery Street, Greenville, GA . Mr. Hendrix leaves to cherish his memories; 2 children: Randall (Kay) Hendrix of Griffin, GA; Shirley Hill of Woodbury, GA; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grand children; several other relatives and friends that will miss him.

Dr. Willie James White

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Dr. Willie James White, age 76 who resided at 228 Pine Knoll Lane, Eatonton, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 14th. Public viewing will be held on Tuesday, October 19th from 1:00 -5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, GA. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, October 20th at 11:00 a.m. at the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery, 224 Collins School Road, Thomaston, Georgia. Rev. Charles E. Reeves will officiate.

Mr. Willie James Williams

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Mr. Willie James Williams, age 76 who resided at 2246 Ashley Street, Macon, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 7th. Public viewing will be held on Tuesday, October 19th from 1:00- 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, October 20th at 11:00 a.m. at the King Hill Cemetery of Culloden, Georgia.

Mr. Jammie Tiny Edmondson

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Mr. Jamie Tiny Edmondson, age 90 who resided at 611 N. Bethel Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 16th. Public viewing will be held on Wednesday, October 20th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, October 21st at 11:00 A.M. at Upson Memorial Garden, 1367 Woodland Hwy, Thomaston, Georgia. Rev. Jimmy Lyons will be the Eulogist. Mr. Edmondson leaves to cherish his memories; four children: Sineare Flynn of Chicago, IL; Ray (Joi) Parks of Stone Mountain, GA; Marilu Jones of Dayton, OH; and Sheniqua Michelle Offiah of San Bernadino, CA. He leaves one sister, Annie Furlow of Sarasota, FL; three brothers, Augustus (Shirley) Green and Gary (Clea) Green of Thomaston, GA and Dennis “Sanford” Green of Atlanta, GA. He also leaves behind 11 Grandchildren, 20 Great- Grandchildren, and 3 Great-Great-Grandchildren. Jamie T. was preceded in death by 2 children: Albert Byrd and Larry Hillman; 1 grandson, Brian Offiah; 3 sisters: Annie Clyde Jordan, Laura Bonner, and Cunary Worthy; 1 brother, Robert Green.

Mrs. Ophelia Kendall King

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Mrs. Ophelia Kendall King, age 83 who resided at 401 N. Bethel Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Friday, October 15th . Public viewing will be held on Thursday, October 21st from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Friday, October 22nd at 12:00 noon at Kendall Cemetery 2712 Logtown Road, Thomaston, Georgia. Mrs. King leaves to cherish her memories; 2 children: Sonya Nanette King and Karen Yvette McCoy both of Thomaston, GA; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 3 siblings: Henry McNeal Kendall, Jr. of Chicago, IL; Violet King of Stockbridge, GA; Annie Grace Monds of Roychester, NY; brother-in-law, James King (Juanita) of Griffin, GA; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends that will miss her very dearly.

Mrs. Essie Mae Tucker Perdue

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Mrs. Essie Mae Tucker Perdue, age 79 who resided at 444 Mann Road, Gay, Georgia passed away on Friday, September 17th . Public viewing for Mrs. Perdue will be held on Thursday, October 7th from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home 10151 Hwy 85 South, Woodbury, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Friday, October 8th at 1:00 p.m. at the Mt. Venus Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, 525 Caldwell Road, Gay, Georgia 30218. Mrs. Perdue leaves to cherish her memories; 4 children: James (Tara) Perdue of Jonesboro, GA; Cynthia (Alvin) Walker of Fayetteville, N.C.; Katrina (Ambrose) Smith of Augusta, GA; Darnell (Debra) Jordan of Senoia, GA; grandchildren: Larissa, Angela, Isaiah (Ariel), Quintecia, Jamesia, Patresia, Alex, Denetria and Destinee; great-grandchildren: Dehvin, Isaiah, Terreyonna, Parker, Talia and Ariah; 4 brothers: Frank Tucker, John Tucker, Albert Hall and Abram Hall; sister-in-law, Otha Mae Tucker; brother-in-law, James Jones; her best friend of many years, Charstine Hinton; she will be greatly missed by a host of relatives and friends.

Mr. Robert Lewis Martin

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Mr. Robert Lewis Martin, age 61who resided at 204 Althea Road, Woodbury, Georgia passed away on Monday, September 27th at his resident. Public viewing will be held on Friday, October 1st from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 10151 Hwy 85 South, Woodbury, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, October 2nd at 1:00 p.m. at the Walker Cemetery, Cove Road, Woodbury, Georgia. Pastor J. D. Walker will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Woodbury is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Martin leaves to cherish his memories; 2 children: Daruis Alford (Jenneel) and Tyra Carter; 4 siblings: Barbara Martin Nowels (Jack), Nicky Martin (Catherine), Willie Martin (Doris) and Lige Martin Jr.; 7 grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Henry Leon Murray

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Mr. Henry Leon Murray, age 67 who resided at 608 Somerset Drive, Stockbridge, Georgia passed away on Thursday, September 23rd at his resident. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 2nd at 1:00 p.m. at the Legacy Christian Church, 1150 Rockaway Road, Senoia, Georgia 30276. Interment will follow in the Mt. Venus Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, 525 Caldwell Road, Gay, Georgia 30218. Rev. Waylon Knight will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Woodbury, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Murray leaves to cherish his memories; 3 sisters: Rev David(Pearl) Hyman McDonough GA; Michael (Thelma) Goggins of Rex, GA; Elisa Murray of Manchester GA; 2 brothers: Robert(Cynthia) Murray Rex GA; Arthur Murray Manchester GA; Special Nephew, Bernie Coleman; We shared him with second family whom treated him like one of their own; the late Mr. JR. (June) and Mrs. Ruby Rachell of Ellenwood GA; along with their children: Ann, Mary, Ruby, Bonnie Nelly, and sons). Special friend, Mary Griggs Rex GA; best friend, Horace (Rip) Chris Hill Gay GA; a host ofnieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mr. Patrick Parks

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Mr. Patrick Parks, age 49 who resided at 152 May Lane, Gay, Georgia passed away on Monday, September 13th at his resident. Public viewing will be held on Friday, September 17th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home 10151 Hwy 85 Woodbury, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, September 18th at 12:00 noon at the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery, 5710 Mt. Carmel Road, Gay, Georgia 30218. Pastor Willie Sinkfield will be the Eulogist. Mr. Parks leaves to cherish his memories; his wife, Kimberly Nicole Alford of Gay, GA; 3 children: Tionna Parks and Takiya Terry of Gay, GA; Santiera D. Parks of Thomaston, GA; 2 grandchildren: Icelyn Parks and Khylan Alsobrook; 3 siblings: Nancy Jefferson (Todd) of Haralson, GA; Patreasa Wilcox (Chris) of Fayetteville, GA; Erick Parks (Takeyla) of Thomaston, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him.

Mrs. Gertrude Prater Pye

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Mrs. Gertrude Prater Pye, age 96 who resided at 2105 Butler Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Monday, September 20th at her resident. Public viewing will be held on Friday, September 24th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, September 25th at 12:00 noon at the Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church, 2826 Waymanville Road, Thomaston, Georgia. Mrs. Pye leaves to cherish her memories: one son, Carey Prater of Thomaston, GA; 4 grandchildren: Kelsey Prater and family of Thomaston, GA; Jessica Prater of Riverdale, GA; Keyana Prater of Griffin, GA; Michael Bentley of Macon, GA; 2 grandchildren: Kelsey Mae Prater of Thomaston, GA; Ayden Bentley of Macon, GA; sister-in-law, Louise Prater Robinson of Decatur, GA; nephews: Sanford Prater and family of Stone Crest, GA; Robert Prater and family of Thomaston, GA; Dave Prater and family of Austin, TX; special friend, Glen Williams of Griffin, GA; a host of cousins, relatives and friends that will miss her very dearly.

Mrs. Connie Leanell Ash Collier

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Mrs. Connie Leanell Ash Collier, age 73 who resided at 593 High Falls Road, Jackson, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, September 22nd at the Upson Regional Hospital. Public viewing will be held on Saturday, September 25th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 26th at 2:00 p.m. at Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Carriker Memorial Garden, Willingham Springs Road, Thomaston, Georgia. Mrs. Collier leaves to cherish her memories; her husband, Richard Lee Collier, Sr. of Jackson GA; 5 children: Richard Lee Collier, Jr. (Melissa) of Fayetteville, GA; Reginald Lamar Collier of Jackson, GA; Roderick Leon Collier (Christi) of Corpus Christi, TX; Prendra Dozier (Andre) of Lithonia, GA; Rashanda Rochester (Anthony) of Lawrenceville, GA; 15 grandchildren; Richard Collier III (Trey), Preston Cobb, Reginald Collier, Jr. (RJ), Cayla Shelton, Cydney Shelton, Cheyenne Leanell Collier, Roderick Collier III (Bubba), Anthony Rochester, Jr. (Smug), Malijah Parks, Ae’Yon Rochester, Alivia Rochester, Delana Miller, Audrey Dozier, Andre Dozier, Jr. and Adin Dozier; sisters and brothers: Shirley Jackson, Brenda Bronner, Felecia Dallas, Beverly Cain, Charlene Moore, Michael Ash and Yvette Ash; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss her dearly.

Ms. Catherine McFarlin

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Ms. Catherine McFarlin, age 64, who resided at 402 Joe White Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Sunday, September 12th at the Eternal Hope Hospice of Griffin, Georgia. Public viewing for Ms. McFarlin will be held on Friday, September 24th from 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Private funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 25th for immediate family only. Minister Dorothy Brown will be the Eulogist. Ms. McFarlin leaves to cherish her memories; one daughter, Dandra Seay; 2 grandchildren: Dasaisha Johns and Katherine Walker all of Warner Robins, GA; siblings: Constance Dawson, Mary (Ray) Lockhart, Johnny McFarlin and Joe Secil McFarlin, Jerry Pickard, Alton McFarlin and Dorothy Smith all of Thomaston, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her very dearly.

Mrs. Marquita Mee’on Lockett Mathis

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Mrs. Marquita Mee’on Lockett Mathis, age 38 who resided at 5420 Crest Hwy 74 West, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, September 15th at the Navicent Medical Center of Macon, Georgia. The family can be contacted at the home of her parents, Mr. Al & Diane Hammond at 538 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Salem Community. Public viewing will be held on Thursday, September 23rd from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 24th at 1:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of Faith Family Praise Center, 150 Power House Road, Forsyth, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, 1349 Hwy 80, Culloden, Georgia. Apostle Vertise Rozier will be the Eulogist.

Mr. Melvin Ferguson, Sr.

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Mr. Melvin Ferguson, Sr. affectionately known as “Fly”, who resided at 557 Walton Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Monday, September 13th at the Upson Regional Hospital. Public viewing will be held on Thursday, September 16th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held on Friday, September 17th at 12:00 noon at the Southview Cemetery, 942 S Church Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Rev. Ricky Wright will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Ferguson leaves to cherish his memories; his loving wife of 40 years, Mrs. Jacqueline Draine Ferguson of Thomaston, GA; 4 children: Demetris Ferguson (Ashley) of Thomaston, GA; Melvin Ferguson, Jr. (Whitley) of Hampton, GA; Tasha Smith and Bryson Traylor of Thomaston, GA; 12 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 3 siblings: Sandra Walton, Angela (Leroy) Terry and Glenn Ferguson all of Thomaston, GA; sisters and brothers-in-law: Betty Rouseau (Ross), Carrie Maines (Jesse), Rebecca Durham (Charles), Mary Greene, Rev. Jack Draine (Kerry), Curtis Draine (Cathy) and David Draine (Carol) all of Thomaston, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him very dearly.

Mr. Charlie Lewis McCoy

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Mr. Charlie Lewis McCoy, age 71 who resided at 240 North Greet Street, Thomaston Georgia passed away on Thursday, September 2nd at the Upson Regional Hospital. Public viewing will be held on Monday, September 6th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, September 7th at 11:00 A.M. at the Southview Cemetery 942 South Church Street, Thomaston, Georgia 30286. Rev. Ricky Wright will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mr. McCoy leaves to cherish his memories; 7 children: Chauncey McCoy (Monica), Quincy McCoy (Elloyce), Roderick McCoy, Gabriel McCoy and Harrison McCoy all of Atlanta, GA; Minister Maurice Raines (Angie) of Salem Community; Keitrice Johnson (Greg) of Mass; sister, Christina(Johnny) Brown; a very dear friend, Nathaniel “Fig” Johnson both of Thomaston, GA; 27 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Otis Anderson, Sr.

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Mr. Otis Anderson, Sr. age 87 who resided at 1375 Willingham Springs Road, Thomaston, Georgia passed away Tuesday, August 31st at the Harborview Nursing Home. Public viewing will be held on Tuesday, September 7th from 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia 30286. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 8th at 11:00 a.m. at Bentley’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Carriker Memorial Garden, Willingham Springs Road, Thomaston, Georgia. Bentley Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Anderson leaves to cherish his memories; 4 children: Angela Anderson of Atlanta, GA; Valerie Anderson Lewis of Boston, MA; Shanda Anderson Browne (Leroy) of Hyde Park, MA; Otis Anderson, Jr. (Simona) of Boston, MA; 5 siblings: Annie Anderson of Boston, MA; Runell Taylor of Decatur, GA; Carl Anderson (Barbara) of Boston, MA; Lucile Meadows of Thomaston, GA; Daryl Anderson of Atlanta, GA; step-sister, Barbara Thomas of Lithonia, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him very dearly.

Baby boy, Kasey Josiah Deloach

Baby boy, Kasey Josiah Deloach, passed away on Saturday, August 28th at the Egleston Children’s Hospital. Private viewing will be held on Friday, September 3rd. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, September 4th at 11:00 a.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, 2571 George Smith Road, Talbotton, Georgia 31827. Pastor Horace Montfort will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Baby boy Deloach leaves to cherish his memories; his mother, Alexiona Paschal of Thomaston, GA; father, Demyon Deloach of Warm Springs, GA; grandparents: Patrice McKee of Warm Springs, GA; DaJonnia Deloach of Columbus, GA; Tina Paschal and Terelle Barron of Thomaston, GA; great-grandparents: Patricia McKee of Warm Springs, GA; Angela Jones of Columbus, GA; Mathalyn Paschal of Thomaston, GA; 3 siblings: Paris Paschal, Alivia Paschal and Carter Paschal all of Thomaston, GA; several aunts, uncles that will miss him very dearly.

Mrs. Bessie Mae Hampton Grant

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Mrs. Bessie Mae Hampton Grant, age 89 who resided at 10 Fort Valley Road, Culloden, Georgia passed away on, Thursday, August 26th at the Riverside Health & Rehab. Public viewing on Wednesday, September 1st from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley & Sons Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, September 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at the Culloden City Cemetery. Rev. Hildredge Bush will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Grant leaves to cherish her memories; one brother, Obbie Hampton of Culloden, GA; 2 nieces: Marilyn Smith of Forsyth, GA; Nancy Anderson of Temple Hills, MD; several others relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mrs. Mandy Mae Woodard McCoy

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Mrs. Mandy Mae Woodard McCoy, age 96 who resided at 117 Worthy Drive, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Sunday, August 22nd at her resident. Private Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 27th at 12:00 noon at the Macedonia Baptist Church of Thomaston, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Pastor Eddie Johnson Sr. will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. McCoy leaves to cherish her memories;3 children: Zadie Woodard, Willie Mae Buckle, Priscilla McCoy all of Thomaston, GA; 6 grandchildren; Michael Buckle, Tina Pennymon (Karl), Sarah Buckle, Rita Buckle, Jerome Buckle, Jeremiah Woodard all of Thomaston, GA; 9 great- grandchildren; Travis Willis, Dacia Willis King (Archie), Tia Buckle, Malik Buckle, Eric Buckle, Candace Buckle, Sharriff Larry (Melissa), Kemetrice Ellerbee and Curtis Middlebrooks; 8 great- great-grandchildren; Kasen King, Kohen King, Camron Murray, Brielle Mincey, Brandon Mincey, Jordan Matthews, Ke’Montez Foster and Ky’Tezion Ellerbee; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her very dearly.

Mr. Elkanah Dixson

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Mr. Elkanah Dixson, age 17, who resided at 209 Jefferson Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 20th at the Upson Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, August 26th at 1:00 p.m. at the Thomaston, Upson County Civic Center. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, 1250 Pobiddy Road, Thomaston, Georgia. Pastor Charles E. Reeves will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Dixson leaves to cherish his memories; his mother and father: Latoya Reviere of Thomaston, GA; Shadric Dixson of Griffin, GA; Grandparents: Patricia Smith and Calvin Reviere of Thomaston, GA; Jessie Faye Barkley of Griffin, GA; Great-grandmother, Annie Ruth Smith; Great-grand father, Fletcher Reviere Sr. both of Thomaston, GA; brother, Ezekiel J. Reviere of Thomaston, GA; several other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Miss. Vanissa Smith

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Miss. Vanissa Smith, age 56 who resided at 513 Triune Mill Road, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 14th . Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 17th at 1:00 p.m. at the Thomaston Upson County Civic Center. Interment will follow in the Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1759 Copeland Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Pastor Jimmy Lyons will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Miss Smith leaves to cherish her memories; two beautiful daughters: Lydia McKenzie Smith of Thomaston, GA; Brittany Demeritt of Jonesboro, GA; 3 grandchildren: Jaiden Respress, Kingsten Respress and Terrell Jaylen Terry; sisters and brothers: Cynthia Drake of Thomaston, GA; Bruce Smith (Angela) of Douglasville, GA; Tammy Smith (Mike) of Thomaston, GA; Bryan Hooks (Shayla) of Leesburg, GA; Sandra Raines Turner (Willie), Gabriel Gray, Bryan Garland, Melinda Murchinson and Waymond Smith (Sheila) all of Thomaston, GA; Beverly Murchinson of Columbus, GA; Patricia Raines of Kalamazoo, MI; Betty Cotton of Roberta, GA; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. Richard King

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Mr. Richard King, age 67 who resided at 119 Old County Road, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Sunday, July 25th . Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 31st at 1:00 p.m. at the New Shady Grove Baptist Church, 500 East Moores Crossing Road, Thomaston, Georgia. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pastor Fred Blackmon will be the Eulogist. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. King leaves to cherish his memories; his loving wife, Mrs. Joette Wellmaker King of Thomaston, GA; 5 children: Takeiya Howard of Thomaston, GA; Jessica Howard of Fairburn, GA; Lionel King of Thomaston, GA; Joshua Howard of Griffin, GA; Cheston Howard of Thomaston ` GA; 10 grandchildren; 6 siblings: Mary Ann Walker of Manchester, GA; Flossie Hicks, Joan Mathis, Henry Lee King, Ricky King and Eugene King all of Thomaston, GA; 5 sisters and brothers-in-law: Patricia (Larry) Morris of Griffin, GA; Leon (Cynthia) Matthews of Barnesville, GA; Debra White, Brenda (Cecil) Raines and Lakeitha Howard all of Thomaston, GA; 2 aunts: Bonnie Alsobrooks of\ Thomaston and Nana (Thomas) Johnson of Atlanta, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him very dearly.

Mr. Kevin Jamaine Jones

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Mr. Kevin Jamaine Jones, age 31 who resided at 2689 Carter Loop, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Monday, July 5th at the Upson Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 17th at 1:00 p.m. at the Worthy Memorial Gymnasium, Martin Luther King Drive, Thomaston, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Southview Cemetery. Pastor Ricky Wright will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Jones leaves to cherish his memories; his mother, Marie Slaton; one son, Taylon Jones; a special niece, Anishka Slaton; siblings: Sandra Rogers (Anthony), Martha Ann Starks (Chris), Evonne Parks (William), Malinda Jones, Lisa Slaton, Kristy Mitchell (Tracy), Alexis Jones and Jercedes Jones; aunts and uncles: Matthew Jones (Gwen), Randy Slaton (Anniece), Sadie Favors, Elizabeth Martin (Rufus), Mary McDowell, Christine Bell, Patsy Marshall and Ella Weavers; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss him very dearly.

Mrs. Gloria Thompson Williams

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Mrs. Gloria Thompson Williams, age 66 who resided at 101 John Hutcherson Drive, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, July 7th. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 13th at 12:00 noon at the Mary Lizzie Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Southview Cemetery. Rev. McArthur Childs is pastor and Dr. A. C. O’Neal will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Williams leaves to cherish her memories; her devoted husband, Deacon Randy Williams of Thomaston, GA; daughter, Rosha Thompson (Courtney) ; grandchild, Cade Tyus all of Griffin, GA; Mrs. Kitty Darlene Thompson of Thomaston, Georgia; 6 siblings: Johnny Thompson of Riverdale, GA; Brenda Bennett (Dwight) of Augusta, GA; Loretta Woodall, Jeanne (Dwain) Williams, Linda Whitaker and Curtis Whitaker all of Thomaston, GA; aunt, Eunice Thompson of Thomaston, GA; uncle, Toby Thompson of McDonough, GA; sisters and brothers-in-law: Gracie Harris and Jospehine Morgan both of Kalamazoo, MI; Edward Williams, Rev. Willis Williams (Diane) all of Thomaston, GA; close friend, Robin Jones of Griffin, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. Henry Lee Rutherford

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Mr. Henry Lee Rutherford, age 72 who resided at 3352 Kittery Drive, Snellville, Georgia passed away on Monday, July 5th at the Highland Circle Personal Care Home. Public viewing will be held on Friday, July 9th from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 10th at 1: 00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Minister Lesia Atwater will be the Eulogist. Mr. Rutherford leaves to cherish his memories; 2 children: Darlene Hosley (Carl) of Macon, GA; Renee Hickman (Gregory) of Snellville, GA; 5 children: Alvin Rutherford of Memphis, TN; Morrissa Walker (Germaine) of Macon, GA; Matthew Hilson and Myles Hilson of Stone Mountain, GA; Henri Rutherford of Alpharetta, GA; 2 greatgrandchildren: Zion Galban and Josiah Zellner of Macon, GA; 2 siblings: Fred Penamon (Burnadette) of Michigan and Bernice Green of Yatesville, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mrs. Rosa Mae Snow Jennings-Drake

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Mrs. Rosa Mae Snow Jennings-Drake, age 88 who resided at 203 W. Moores Crossing Road, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 1st . Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 12th at 11:00 a.m. at the Thomaston Upson County Civic Center, 101, Civic Center Drive, Thomaston, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Upson Memorial Garden, 1367 Woodland Road, Thomaston, Georgia. Pastor Niesha Davis will officiate. Mrs. Drake leaves to cherish her memories; her husband, Mr. Claude Drake of Thomaston, GA; 4 children: Blondell Jennings Price of Elgin, S.C.; Dr. Joyce Johnson of Charleston, S.C.; Regional Drake of Hampton, GA; Dr. Rita Drake –Woods (James) of Atlanta, GA; one Godson, Lee Barron Ashford; 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grand child; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mrs. Bettye M. Ridley

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Mrs. Bettye M. Ridley, age 71 who resided at 404 Timber Falls Court, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Friday, June 11th at her resident. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 19th at 1:00 p.m. at the Pine Grove Baptist Church, 206 Pine Grove Road, Yatesville, Georgia. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Jeremy Williams is pastor and Doctor-Minister Marye M. Smith will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Ridley leaves to cherish his memories; her husband, James Edward Ridley of Thomaston, GA; one daughter, Chaplain Kristie Miller George (Warrick) of Columbus, GA; 2 grandchildren: Brittney Zimbler (Daniel), Hannah George; 2 great-grandchildren: Emery Chatfield and Gianna Zimbler all of Columbus, GA; 5 siblings: Johnny P. Jones of Woodbridge, VA; Evangelist Linda Thompson of Yatesville, GA Minister-Doctor Marye Smith (Pastor Bobby Smith) of Barnesville, GA; Patricia Fuller of Dale City, VA; Sheila Risper of Thomaston, GA; brother-in-law, Homer Ridley (Shirley) of Warner Robins, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her very dearly.

Mrs. Rosella Walker

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Mrs. Rosella Walker, age 81 who resided at 719 West Main Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 8th at the Harborview Nursing Home. Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, June 16th at the Southview Cemetery. Pastor Niesha Davis will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Walker leaves to cherish her memories; her devoted husband, James Freeman Walker; 6 children: Tanya Staggers (Bruce), Antoinette Jackson (Stacy), Patrice Jordan, Otis Jordan, Cornell Jordan and Stacey Jordan; 5 grandchildren: Tishunda Jordan, Kyla Carter, Akeelen Davis, A’Journi Walker and Zolah Marche’ Moore; 2 siblings: Sernetta Johnson and Marvin Jordan, Jr.; aunt, Marzierea Grant and uncle, Ernest Grant; nieces: Saronetta (James) and Adrienne; great nieces: Montoia, Alecia, Phoenix and Amari; great-great- nieces: Lily, Taylor and Tamia; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mrs. Annie Marie Meadows Wilkins

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Mrs. Annie Marie Meadows Wilkins, age 72 who resided at 552 passed away on Monday, June 14th at the Eternal Hope Health Care. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, June 15th at 1:00 p.m. at the Southview Cemetery. Pastor Thomas Willis will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Wilkins is survived by 5 children: Donna Wilkins, Sherry Wilkins and Michael Wilkins all of Thomaston, GA; Frank Lewis Wilkins Jr. of Atlanta, GA; Brenda Ann Wilkins Alford (Courtland) of Gay, GA; 3 siblings: Janie Mae Meadows, Johnny (Lynn) Meadows and Tommy Meadows all of Thomaston, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. Sherman Wayne Jordan Jr.

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Mr. Sherman Wayne Jordan Jr., age 47 who resided at 702 Walton Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Monday, May 24th. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 5th at 12:00 noon at the Chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Jordan leaves to cherish his memories; three beloved children: Wykeis Jordan, Khadija Jordan and little Kamara Jordan; his dear sister, Kimberly Jordan; two nieces: Aaliya and Taylor Jones; nephew, Jordan Thompson; beloved aunts and uncles: Linda Roberts (Cleo) of Macon, GA; Andrew Leon Watson (Melinda Faye) of Thomaston, GA; Earnestine Washington of Thomaston; Sandra Colbert (Robert) of Roberta, GA; Mary Watson of Thomaston; Tommy Jordan, Jr. (Frances) of Midwest City, OK; Lynn Jordan of Waldorf, MD; a multitude of additional great aunts, uncles, cousins, family and beloved friends. Due to the sheer number, all cannot be named personally, but please know that you are all loved and greatly appreciated. Please leave the omission of your name as a folly of the head and not of the heart. His memory will live on in the hearts and minds of all he touched!!!!!

Ms. Brenda Joyce Holmes

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Ms. Brenda Joyce Holmes,age 65 who resided at 128 Avenue F, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 27th at the Providence Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 4th at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of God by Faith, 314 Barnesville Street, Thomaston, Georgia 30286. Elder Alan Sampson is pastor and Rev. Robert Howell will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Ms. Holmes leaves to cherish her memories; husband, James H. Daniel Sr; 7 children: Desmond Holmes (Erica) of Cleveland, OH; Alonzo Holmes (Lakeshia), Torlesha Holmes, Carlos Holmes (Nicole), Corey Daniel and Corrissa Daniel all of Thomaston, GA; Courtney Daniel of Atlanta, GA; 7 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; 5 siblings: Diane Price, Martha Howell and Anitia Holmes all of Thomaston, GA; Jonezelle Holmes and Johnny Grant Holmes, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL; a host of other relative and friends that will miss her dearly.

Ned Tarver Jr.

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Mr.‌ ‌Ned‌ ‌Tarver,‌ ‌Jr.,‌ ‌‌age‌ ‌90‌ ‌who‌ ‌resided‌ ‌at‌ ‌317‌ ‌W.‌ ‌Moores‌ ‌Crossing‌ ‌Road,‌ ‌Thomaston,‌ ‌Georgia‌ ‌ passed‌ ‌away‌ ‌on‌ ‌Thursday,‌ ‌April‌ ‌29‌th‌‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌Riverside‌ ‌Health‌ ‌&‌ ‌Rehab.‌ ‌Celebration‌ ‌for‌ ‌his‌ ‌service‌ ‌ will‌ ‌be‌ ‌held‌ ‌on‌ ‌Saturday,‌ ‌May‌ ‌8‌th‌‌ ‌at‌ ‌3:00‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌home‌ ‌of‌ ‌his‌ ‌granddaughter,‌ ‌Conchita‌ ‌Tarver‌ ‌Smith‌ ‌ at‌ ‌303‌ ‌Perdue‌ ‌Drive‌ ‌(Potato‌ ‌Creek‌ ‌Height)‌ ‌Thomaston,‌ ‌Georgia.‌ ‌Rev.‌ ‌Eddie‌ ‌Johnson‌ ‌Sr.‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌ the‌ ‌Eulogist.‌ ‌Bentley’s‌ ‌&‌ ‌Sons‌ ‌Funeral‌ ‌Home‌ ‌of‌ ‌Thomaston‌ ‌is‌ ‌in‌ ‌charge‌ ‌of‌ ‌all‌ ‌professional‌ ‌services.‌ ‌ ‌ Mr.‌ ‌Tarver‌ ‌leaves‌ ‌to‌ ‌cherish‌ ‌his‌ ‌memories;‌ ‌four‌ ‌children:‌ ‌Dr.‌ ‌Marguerite‌ ‌Mariama-Moore‌ ‌(Ralph),‌ ‌ ‌ Thomas‌ ‌Tarver‌ ‌(Barbara),‌ ‌Toye‌ ‌Tarver-Carey‌ ‌(Stephen),‌ ‌Tammy‌ ‌Tarver-Bramlett‌ ‌(Solomon)‌ ‌Grand-‌ ‌ children:‌ ‌Khalid‌ ‌Diallo‌ ‌Akhdaru‌ ‌Green,‌ ‌Rishawn‌ ‌Readus‌ ‌(Lydia),‌ ‌Crissy‌ ‌Harris,‌ ‌Christopher‌ ‌Harris‌ ‌ ‌ (Benette),‌ ‌Conchita‌ ‌Tarver‌ ‌Smith,‌ ‌Mishonda‌ ‌Tarver,‌ ‌Brian‌ ‌Tarver‌ ‌(Alvina),‌ ‌Terrence‌ ‌Tarver,‌ ‌Erika‌ ‌ ‌ Carey-Townsend‌ ‌(Curtis),‌ ‌Nikeya‌ ‌Bramlett;‌ ‌Great‌ ‌grandchildren:‌ ‌Jasmine‌ ‌Readus,‌ ‌Rishawn‌ ‌Readus,‌ ‌ ‌ Jr.,‌ ‌Rishad‌ ‌Readus,‌ ‌Raven‌ ‌Readus,‌ ‌Tamara‌ ‌Readus,‌ ‌Shania‌ ‌Readus,‌ ‌Mercedes‌ ‌Harris,‌ ‌Irvin‌ ‌Harris,‌ ‌ ‌ Kahlil‌ ‌Harris,‌ ‌Diana‌ ‌Harris,‌ ‌Tatianna‌ ‌Harris,‌ ‌Michael‌ ‌Harris,‌ ‌Jr.,‌ ‌DeSean‌ ‌Harris,‌ ‌Dasianelle‌ ‌Harris,‌ ‌ ‌ Jasmine‌ ‌Tarver,‌ ‌Adrian‌ ‌Cherry,‌ ‌Ebony‌ ‌Smith,‌ ‌Janiah‌ ‌Glanton,‌ ‌Michael‌ ‌Harris,‌ ‌Shan‌ ‌Moore,‌ ‌Jawuan‌ ‌ ‌ Tarver,‌ ‌Azariah‌ ‌Tarver,‌ ‌Brianne‌ ‌Tarver,‌ ‌and‌ ‌Amya‌ ‌Townsend;‌ ‌a‌ ‌host‌ ‌of‌ ‌other‌ ‌relative‌ ‌and‌ ‌friends‌ ‌ that‌ ‌will‌ ‌miss‌ ‌him‌ ‌dearly.‌

Ms. Julia Hamilton

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Ms. Julia Hamilton, age 70 who resided at 2592 New Haven Drive, N.E. Apt-A of Atlanta, Georgia passed away on Saturday, April 17th at the Upson Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 30th at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Rev. Thomas Willis will officiate. Interment will follow in the Southview Cemetery 942 S. Church Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Ms. Hamilton leaves to cherish her memories; two children: Laron Danielle Spencer and Rhonda Lenore Spencer both of Atlanta, GA; her mother, Mrs. Muriel Woodside Hamilton of Bronx, NY; 4 siblings: Debra Harris (Wilbur) of Bronx, NY; Ursula Dawson (Joe) of South Carolina; Fredrick Hamilton (Nikel) of Bronx, NY; Kelly Hamilton of Bahama; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mrs. Bobbette Caldwell Harper

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Mrs. Bobbette Caldwell Harper, age 55 formerly of Thomaston, Georgia, who resided at 152 McKinley Drive, Griffin, Georgia passed away on Saturday, April 24th at the Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia. Public viewing will be held on Wednesday, April 28th from 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and family hour will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, April 29th at 11:00 a.m. at the Kendall Family Cemetery, 2712 Logtown Road, Thomaston, Georgia. Pastor Gerod Duff will officiate. Mrs. Harper leaves to cherish her memories; her husband, Dexter Harper, Sr. 2 children; Dexter Harper, Jr. and Desmond Harper all of Griffin, GA; mother-in-law, Patricia Kemp of Atlanta, GA; 6 siblings: Roy Caldwell (Wantisha) and Richard L. Caldwell of Yatesville, GA; Robert J. Caldwell (Portia) of Griffin, GA; Millicent Wright (Pastor Ricky Wright) of Thomaston, GA; Tracy Caldwell (Kim) of Griffin, GA; Sandra Faye Dawson of Thomaston, GA; sisters and brothers-in-law: Sheldon Kemp, Sherman Kemp (Patrice) and Yolanda Henderson (Ezra “Peanut”) of Atlanta, GA; Cindy Pope (Darrell) of Fayetteville, GA; 5 aunts; 3 childhood friends: Kimberly Sandford, Gena Ham and Angela Barnes; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. George Washington Holt, Jr.

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Mr. George Washington Holt, Jr. age 88 who resided at 107 Weston Drive, Fayetteville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, April 8th at the A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab. Public viewing will be held on Wednesday, April 14th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, April 15th at 1:00 p.m. at the West Minister Memorial Garden, 2090 Hwy 54, Peachtree City, Georgia 30269. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Holt leaves to cherish his memories; his daughter, Ms. Patsy A. Hunter of Douglasville, GA; grandson, Mr. Ervin Hunter, Jr; great-granddaughter, Miss Terica Hunter; great grandsons: Mr. Ervin Hunter III and Mr. DeAndre Garner; sisters: Ms. Bennie May Hudson, Ms. Catherine Kendall, Mrs. Lucille Walker (Robert); brother, Mr. Leroy Holt (Rose Mary); a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss him dearly.

Ms. Keitha Beatrice Weston

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Ms. Keitha Beatrice Weston, age 68 who resided at 249 Edna Circle, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Sunday, March 28th at the Upson Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 12:00 noon at the Chapel of Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Rev. Jeffery Graddick will be the Eulogist. Interment will follow in the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, 1759 Copeland Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Ms. Weston leaves to cherish her memories; her companion, Elijah Darden; 4 sisters: Shirley Richardson, Juanita Graddick, Irene Weston and Joyce Brazil; 2 special nieces she reared as her own; Raven Maines and Kimberly Graddick; a special nephew, Jason Brazil; brother-in-law, Aldine King; best friend, Clara Jean Robinson all of Thomaston, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss her very dearly.

Mr. Royce Stargell

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Mr. Royce Stargell, age 72 who resided at 4408 Clevemont Road, Ellenwood, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, March 24th at his resident. Public viewing for Mr. Stargell will be held on Tuesday, March 30th from 1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home of Woodbury, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, March 31st at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Paul Holiness Church Cemetery, 25787 GA-85, Senoia, Georgia. Rev. Jimmy Jackson will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Stargell leaves to cherish his memories; 5 children: Roger Mae Adams, Royce Knight(TaSheena), Calvin Foster, Carlos Stargell and Tobias Kelly; 3 brothers: Dale Stargell (Josephine), Winston Stargell and Larry Stargell; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Lazarion Quartese Dixon

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Mr. Lazarion Quartese Dixon, age 23 who resided at 157 G Circle, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Monday, March 15th at the Upson Regional Hospital. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 27th at 2:00 p.m. at the Silvertown Baptist Church, 300 West Goodrich Avenue, Thomaston, Georgia. Pastor Paul E. Caspers will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Dixon leaves to cherish his memories; his mother, Tiffany Jamele Moore of Thomaston; father, Lazarus Q Dixon Sr., of Macon, GA; grandparents: Marlyn Dixon, J. P. Dixon, Walter Johnson and James Franklin Walker; step father, Leon Adams of Thomaston, GA; 4 siblings: Tamezeia Moore, Lazarus Dixon, Jr., Lazavier Moore and Lazjuan Dixon; uncle, Omar Johnson all of Thomaston; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mrs. Hildred Jordan Haygood

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Mrs. Hildred Jordan Haygood, age 77 who resided at 306 Broyles Avenue, Barnesville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, March 21st at her resident. Public viewing will be held on Friday, March 26th from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 174 Mill Street, Barnesville, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, March 27th at 1:00 p.m. at the O’Neal Cemetery on Railroad Street, Barnesville, Georgia. Pastor Jimmy Lyons will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Haygood leaves to cherish her memories; 6 children: Shelia Haygood Walker, Sebastian Haygood , Tyson Haygood and Andrew Hughley all of Barnesville, GA; Mangle Haygood, Jr. (Valerie) of Fayetteville, GA; Kona Haygood Woodard (Chad) of Thomaston, GA; 9 grand- children; 11 great-grandchildren; 4 siblings: Mildred Haygood (Mickey) and Rosa Brantley all of Barnesville, GA; Willie Mae Scott of Columbus, OH; Ida Bell Penamon (David) of Culloden, GA; devoted grandson, Gerald Walker, Jr.; devoted niece, Lisa Caslin both of Barnesville, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mrs. Vivian Murchison Cunningham

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Mrs. Vivian Murchison Cunningham, age 65 who resided at 501 5th Avenue, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 13th at her resident. Public viewing will be held on Friday, March 19th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, March 20th at 11:00 a.m. at the Southview Cemetery, 942 S. Church Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Pastor Coleman Dumas III will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Cunningham leaves to cherish her memories; her husband, Kenny Cunningham of Thomaston, GA; mother, Mrs. Rosia Mae Wonnum Davis of Perry, GA; 3 children: Bryant Murchison (Suwanna) of Lawrenceville, GA; Kristie Reeves (Neil) of Hampton, GA; Valarie Gray (Barry) of Locust Grove, GA; 9 grandchildren: Alex Reeves II, Sydney Reeves, Kendall Gray, Kody Gray, Eris Murchison, Oralyn Murchison, Nicholas Murchison, Cortez Reeves and Kerry Gray; one great-grandchild, Mercii Sullivan; sisters and brothers: Samuel L. Wonnum and Vernita Rawls both of Perry, GA; Drenon Everett (Doris) and Lakeitha Holmes (Curtis) all of Fort Valley, GA; Patrice K. Davis of Warner Robins, GA; Melinda Murchison, Waymond Smith (Sheila), Vanessa Smith, Gabriel Gray and Bryant Gray all of Thomaston, GA; Beverly Murchison of Columbus, GA; Sandra Raines of Stockbridge, GA; Patricia Raines of Kalamazoo, MI; an aunt, Mrs. Willie Lee Solomon of Thomaston, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her very dearly.

Mr. Charlie L. Maine

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Mr. Charlie L. Maine, age 81 who resided at 310 Society Circle, Woobury, Georgia passed away on Monday, March 15th at his resident. Public viewing will be held on Friday, March 20th from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 10151 Hwy 85 South, Woodbury, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, March 20th at 1:00 p.m. at the Mt. Venus Baptist Church Cemetery, 525 Caldwell Road, Gay, Georgia. Rev. Thomas Willis will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Woodbury is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Maine leaves to cherish his memories; his loving wife, Lucille Prather Maine of Woodbury, GA; five children: Lavette Sherman, Shawanda Maine, Charlie Maine, Jr., Kevin Maine and Elizabeth Maine; five siblings: Barbara J. Gier, Willie Maine (Julia), Alvin Maine, Mattie Neal and Jeanette Jones; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him very dearly.

Miss Lakeisha Kinnette Sullivan

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Miss Lakeisha Kinnette Sullivan, age 44 who resided at 106 Parkview Drive, Barnesville passed away on Tuesday, March 9th at her resident. Grave side services will be held on Saturday, March 13th at 11:00 a.m. at the O’Neal Cemetery of Lamar County. Rev. Jimmy Lyons will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Miss Sullivan leaves to cherish her memories; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth H. Sullivan of Barnesville, GA; brothers and sisters: Mr. Morris David Sullivan of Hampton, GA; Mrs. Ivey Sullivan-Holman (Alex ) of Griffin, GA; Mr. Randy Sullivan of Barnesville, GA; aunts and uncles: Mrs. Rosie Lee Miller of Macon, GA; Mrs. Emma Jo Hicks of Atlanta, GA; Mrs. Debra Jean (Ken) of Wisconsin, MI; Mr. Frank Sullivan of Atlanta, GA; Mr. Lewis Sullivan and Mrs. Bernice Sullivan of Barnesville, GA; devoted friend, Chandra Douglas and Tammy Mack; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church members and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. Tom Martin Jr.

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Mr. Tom Martin Jr. age 70 who resided at 713 Barnesville Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 6th at the Upson Regional Hospital. Public viewing for Mr. Martin will be held on Thursday, March 11th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Virtual services will be held Via Zoom on Saturday, March 13th at 11:00 A.M. Zoom I.D. 85440493959; Pass Code: 595777 Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all \ professional services. Mr. Martin leaves to cherish his memories; his wife, Mrs. Mary Lee Hutcherson Martin of Thomaston, GA; 2 children; Valarie Smith (Mark) of Jackson, GA; Tommy Carlton (Pauline) of Thomaston, GA; 5 grandchildren: Michael Martin of Jackson, GA; Brandon Jordan (Aajah), Tommy Martin Jr., Quienyetta Martin and Ethan Martin; one great-grandchild, Ayden Jordan all of Thomaston, GA; 10 siblings: Tommy Lee Martin and Wilson Martin (Dianne) all of Thomaston, GA; Marjorie Hayes of Los Angeles, CA; Helen Ellison, Betty Brown, Brenda Boclor (Bob), Gwendolyn Horton and Robert Martin all of Cleveland, OH; Walter Keith Martin and Kathy Johnson (Jeffery) of Utah; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mrs. Mary Lee Davis Christian

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Mrs. Mary Lee Davis Christian, age 90 formerly of Thomaston, Georgia resided at 1543 Breamstone Ridge, Tallahassee, Florida passed away on Wednesday, February 24th at her resident. Public viewing will be held on Wednesday, March 3rd from 1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, March 4th at 12:00 Noon at the Southview Cemetery, 942 S. Church Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Rev. Award Simpson will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Christian leaves to cherish her memories; one daughter, Vanessa Christian of Tallahassee, FL; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Virginia Williams of Miami, FL; The Hutcherson, Williams, Flowers and Blasingame family of Thomaston, GA;

Mr. Milton Raines

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Mr. Milton Raines, age 60 who resided at 468 N. Main Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, March 3rd at the Providence Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 10th at 1:00 p.m. at Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Ricky Wright will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. He leaves to cherish his memories; one daughter, Chrystal Sullivan (Bruce); 2 grandchildren: Amodesty Ferguson and Zicyrion Ferguson; one sister, Ruthell Alsobrooks all of Thomaston, GA; aunts and uncles: Fannie Mae Raines, Catherine Ivey and Wilson Raines Jr. (Mildred) of Salem Community; Hattie Lee Dawson (Alton) of Thomaston, GA; Eleanor Daniely (Murphy) of Macon, GA; George Raines(Elinda) of Kalamazoo, MI; niece, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss him dearly.

Deacon Clifford Lewis Patrick

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Deacon Clifford Lewis Patrick, age 85 who resided at 419 Kings Avenue, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Friday February 26th at his resident. Public viewing for Dea. Patrick will be held on Friday, March 5th from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home, 518 North Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, March 6th at 11:00 a.m. at the Southview Cemetery, 942 South Church Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Pastor Charles E. Reeves will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Deacon Patrick leaves to cherish his memories; his loving wife, Johnnie Ruth Colquitt Patrick; 7 children: Alfred Daniely (Teresa), Betty Daniely, Elaine Daniely, Myrtle Lou Reviere, J. W. Bentley (Pamela), Gerald Daniely and Glenda Renee Hughley (Anthony) all of Thomaston, GA; 15 grand- children and 17 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law: Jeanette Walker (Willie James) of Decatur, GA; Juanita Tigner (Will) of College Park, GA; Nancy Rouseau and Leona Colquitt of Thomaston, GA; Darlene Henry of Snellville, GA; Earnestine Chaney of Decatur, GA; close relatives; L. J. Williams (Elizabeth) of Detroit, MI; Louise Colquitt of Thomaston, GA; nieces and nephews; James Mays and Rosie Worthy of Barnesville, GA; Lisa Bentley (Daren) of Milner, GA; devoted Care Takers; Vedra Folsom and Audrey Prather of Thomaston, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him very dearly.

Mr. Joseph JuJuan Lawson

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Mr. Joseph JuJuan Lawson, age 43 who resided at 202 Avenue L passed away on Tuesday, February 23rd. Memorial services will be announced by Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston, Georgia. Mr. Lawson leaves to cherish his memories; his loving wife, Katrina Mizell Lawson of Thomaston, GA; 2 children: De’Quan Thompson (Marissa) of Akron, OH; Breana Hall (Michael Williams) of Columbia, SC; 4 grandchildren; 3 siblings and a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him very dearly.

Mrs. Carolyn Collier Dorsey

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Mrs. Carolyn Collier Dorsey, age 56 who resided at 414 Flint Ridge Court, Jonesboro, Georgia passed away on Sunday, February 21st . Grave side services will be held on Saturday, February 27th at 1:00 p.m. at the Southview Cemetery, 942 South Church Street, Thomaston, Georgia 30286. Rev. Coleman Dumas III will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Dorsey leaves to cherish her memories; her loving husband, Mr. Kenneth Dorsey of Jonesboro, GA; her father and mother; Deacon Eddie Collier Sr. and Mrs. Velma Walker Collier of Thomaston, GA; 4 children: NaJala Dorsey Martin (Dwight), Celecea Dorsey, Keaura Dorsey and Teaura Dorsey all of Jonesboro, GA; 2 grandchildren; Niya and Devin; one brother, Dea. Eddie Collier, Jr. (Minister Mia Collier) of Thomaston, GA; sisters and brother-in-law; Angela Dorsey, Vicki Dorsey Coggins and Otis Dorsey III all of Griffin, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her very dearly.

Mr. Corstell Neal

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Mr. Corstell Neal, age 89 who resided at 2185 Fossett Road, Concord, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, February 17th at his resident. Graveside services will be held on Sunday, February 21st at 1:00 p.m. at the Bush Chapel Cemetery of Concord, Georgia. Bentley’s Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Neal leaves to cherish his memories; a loving and devoted wife, Lucy Walker Neal of Concord, GA; one brother, Roger Neal of Concord, GA; 2 nieces that was like daughters: Pam Willis of Thomaston, GA; Annette Hughley of Riverdale, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr.Johnny Gray and Mrs. Corarine Gray

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Mrs. Corarine Jordan Gray, age 65 who resided at 123 Crestview Drive, Culloden, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, February 2nd at her resident. Memorial Tribute will be held on Saturday, February 20th at 1:00 P.M. Via Zoom. Meeting ID: 827 0317 4147 Pass code 658847 Overflow Zoom Meeting; Meeting ID: 885 4716 6617 Pass code: 658847 or https://www.livekingdomhall.com/kingdomhall/MTAyODE=/Thomaston. LIVE KH Pass code: 658847 Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston, Georgia was in charge of all professional services. She leaves to cherish her memories two devoted daughters Allison (Freddrick) Sparks, LiLing Parks; one step-son Reginald Dawson; step-daughter Bonita (Bruce) Hubbard; god-daughter Alexus Willis; a devoted grandson Fredrick Sparks; three step-grandchildren; five step-great grand children; a devoted sister, Betty Rogers; four brothers William (Shirley) Jordan, Milton Jordan, Harry Jordan and Larry Jordan; five sister-in-laws Josephine Andrews, Gladis (Willie) Whiters, Barbara Gray, Rosie L. Character and Doris Character Wallace; three brother- in-laws Willie (Annie) Character, Lonnie (Rose) Character, and Dr. Sylvester (Lucile) Character; six aunts Fibbie Raines, Ruby Jordan, Lanie Smith, Alfa Jordan, Alice William and Beatrice (Willie) Leonard; five nieces, two nephews, one great niece and one great nephew she reared as her own Tyanna Rogers, Shakeria Alford, Trumondra Hall, Kristen Brown, Fatrecia Stalls, Gregory R. Stalls, Norman Simmons, D'Asia Raines, Masen Turner; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, devoted cousins, relatives and friends who will miss her dearly.
Mr. Johnny Albert Gray, age 68 who resided at 123 Crestview Road, Salem Community passed away on Monday, January 25th at his resident. Memorial Tribute will be held on Saturday, February 20th at 1:00 P.M. Via Zoom. Meeting ID: 827 0317 4147 Pass code 658847 Overflow Zoom Meeting; Meeting ID: 885 4716 6617 Passcode: 658847 or https://www.livekingdomhall.com/kingdomhall/MTAyODE=/Thomaston. LIVE KH Pass code: 658847 Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston, Georgia was in charge of all professional services. Mr. Gray leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife of 42 years, Corarine Gray, one son Reginald Dawson; three daughters Bonita (Bruce) Hubbard, Allison (Freddrick) Sparks and LiLing Parks; one devoted grandson Fredrick Sparks; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren; two sisters Josephine Andrews and Gladis (Willie) Whiters; three brothers Willie (Annie) Character, Lonnie (Rose) Character and Dr. Sylvester (Lucile) Character; four brother-in-laws William (Shirley) Jordan, Milton Jordan, Harry Jordan and Larry Jordan; four sister-in-laws Barbara Gray, Rosie L. Character, Doris Character Wallace, Betty Rogers; three aunts Viola Jackson, Nettie Lou and Noami Character; one uncle John Character; four nieces, two nephews, one great niece and one great nephew he reared as his own Tyanna Rogers, Shakeria Alford, Trumondra Hall, Fatrecia Stalls, Gregory Stalls, Norman Simmons, D'Asia Raines and Masen Turner; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, friends and coworkers who will miss him dearly.

Mr. Willie James Meadows

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Mr. Willie James Meadows, age 67 who resided at 122 Polar Pointe Terrace, Griffin, Georgia passed away on Thursday, February 11th at the Eternal Hope Hospice. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, February 20th at 1:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Bentley’s Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Meadows leaves to cherish his memories; his wife, Minister Deborah Taylor Meadows; two children; Debrecia Echols and Sharhonda Watson (Tonde) all of Griffin, GA; 4 siblings: Tommy Meadows of Atlanta, GA; Johnny Meadows (Lynn), Jannie Mae Meadows and Annie R. Wilkins all of Thomaston, GA; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Jeffery Michael Daniel

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Mr. Jeffery Michael Daniel, age 50 of Springfield, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, February 10th . Funeral services was held on Tuesday, February 16th at 1:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Rev. Thomas Willis was the officiator. Mr. Daniel leaves to cherish his memories; his mother, Margaret Daniel, daughter, Jayda (Derald) Daniel, son, Julian Daniel; grandson, Derald Ackinson, III; brothers: Antonio Parks and Carlon Baker; sisters: Chasity Parks, Da Vidia (John) Hudson, Sabrina (Robert) Hair; uncles: Robert (Linda) Parks; Jerome (Dian) Parks; aunts: Mary P. Jackson, Geneva Parks, Gail Benton Parks; devoted friend, Teresa Gilreath; nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Mangle M. Haygood

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Mr. Mangle M. Haygood, age 81 who resided at 4652 Hwy 83 South, Culloden, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 30th at his resident. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, February 4th at 1:00 p.m. at the King Hill Cemetery of Culloden, Georgia. Rev. Shawn Drain will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Haygood leaves to cherish his memories; his wife, Lucille Harden Haygood; 11 children; Shelia Walker, Netta (Terry) Davis, Sebastian Haygood, De’Erick Haygood, Tyson Haygood, Linda Alford Perdue all of Barnesville, GA; Kona (Chad) Woodard of Thomaston, GA; Mangle (Valerie) Haygood Jr. of Fayetteville, GA; Raymond Alford, Cassandra Alford, Daniel (Cynthia) Alford of Forsyth, GA; 33 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; brother, Calvin (Elmira) Haygood; brother-in-law, Curly High Marion Cullers, John Bowden, Nathaniel Harden, Herman (Shirley) Harden; sisters-in-law; Nellie Ruth Brown, Jeanette )Walter) Baker, Doris Brown, Earnestine Andrews; a host of nieces, nephews and friends who loved him dearly.

Mr. Willie James Meadows

Mr. Willie James Meadows, age 67 who resided at 122 Polar Pointe Terrace, Griffin, Georgia passed away on Thursday, February 11th at the Eternal Hope Hospice. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, February 20th at 1:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Bentley’s Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Meadows leaves to cherish his memories; his wife, Minister Deborah Taylor Meadows; two children; Debrecia Echols and Sharhonda Watson (Tonde) all of Griffin, GA; 4 siblings: Tommy Meadows of Atlanta, GA; Johnny Meadows (Lynn), Jannie Mae Meadows and Annie R. Wilkins all of Thomaston, GA; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Robert Lewis Foster

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Mr. Robert Lewis Foster, age 55 who resided at 137 Cameron Circle, Barnesville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, February 9th at the Upson Regional Hospital. The family will Celebrate his life on Saturday, February 13th at 2:00 p.m. at the home of his brother, Michael Foster, 118 Bradley Circle, Barnesville, Georgia. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Foster leaves to celebrate his life; five children: Marketa Jackson Gray (Antonio), Quentin Myles Foster, Deontae Williams and Erica Williams all of Barnesville, GA; Cherie Williams of Griffin, GA; six siblings: Lillie Mae Harris, Herman Foster (Marie), Michael Foster (Latisha), Beverly Foster and Freddy Byrd all of Barnesville, GA; Sharon Foster Fuller (Tony) of Morrow, GA; a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Bennie Floyd Eppinger, Jr.

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Mr. Bennie Floyd Eppinger, Jr. age 66 who resided at 133 Edna Circle, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, February 10th at his resident. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 13th at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Gatlins Cemetery, 3494 Waymanville Road, Thomaston, Georgia. Rev. Ricky Wright will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Eppinger leaves to cherish his memories; his wife, Mary Jo Parker Eppinger; mother, Mrs. Ethel Green Eppinger; 2 children; Halekia Eppinger and Dexter Parker (Dina) all of Thomaston, GA; 3 sisters: Ethel Jean Eppinger, Synitha (Andrew) Nixon and Barbara Ann (Joe) Manuel all of Thomaston, GA; one brother, Kelvin (Carlissa) Harris of Griffin, GA; 3 aunts; Martha Kate Green and Annie Green of Detroit, MI; Deloise Green of Atlanta, GA; an uncle, Sonny (Shirley) Eppinger of Molena, GA; 7 grandchildren he cherished as his own; devoted niece, Jennifer (Dexter) Colbert of Atlanta, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss him very much.

Mr. Sidney Beach

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Mr. Sidney Beach, age 79 who resided at 1027 Willingham Springs Road, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Thursday, February 4th . Public viewing for Mr. Beach was held on Wednesday, February 10th from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 North Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Graveside services was held on Thursday, February 11th at 1:00 p.m. at the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery, 224 Collins School Road, Thomaston, Georgia. Rev. Roy Felts, Jr. is pastor and Rev. Eddie Johnson, Sr. will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. In Lieu of flowers, we are requesting donations be sent to King Chatman Cherry Memorial Scholarship Fund as a tribute to Sidney. The address is P. O. Box 432, Thomaston, Georgia 30286. Mr. Beach leaves to cherish his memories;6 children: Frederick Ellerbee (Lakeitha) of Thomaston, GA; Cheryl Beach Walker of Stockbridge, GA; Sidney A. Beach (Kimberly) of Warner Robins, GA; Jonathan Beach and Jason Beach of Los Angeles, CA; Caleb Beach of McDonough, GA; 7 grand- children: April Ellerbee, Nerissa Ellerbee and Keldrick Ellerbee all of Thomaston, GA; Tamieka Davis (Donnie) of Marietta, GA; Brian Jones of Jonesboro, GA; Natasha Jones of Ellenwood, GA; Adrianna Beach of Warner Robins, GA; 5 great-grandchildren: Brianna Jones of Jonesboro, GA; London Davis and Preston Davis of Marietta, GA; Braylon King and Patience Reviere of Thomaston, GA; 4 siblings: Daisy Thornton of Thomaston, GA; Marcie Acey of San Diego, CAL; William Beach (Earlene) of Hampton, GA; Arthur J. Beach of Thomaston, GA; a devoted cousin he loved dearly, Mrs. Cora Lee Campbell of Thomaston, GA; a host of other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.

Mrs. Nettie Eunice King

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Mrs. Nettie Eunice King, age 87 who resided at 2210 Crest Hwy, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 29th at the Brightmoor Hospice of Griffin, Georgia. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 8th at 1:00 p.m. at the Mary Lizzie Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Lamar Memory Garden. Pastor McArthur Childs will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. She leaves behind to cherish her memories; her daughter and best friend, Vicky Thrash; grandkids; Jermari Thrash, Quetella Beattie, Dimescha (Keith) Daniel, Cortese (Alex) Walker; daughter in-law, Dorothy Flynt; in-laws; Felicia Flynt, Recia Flynt, Ashley Flynt, Shawanda Walker, Drake Flynt, Shone Flynt. She also leaves 2 sisters: Beatrice Daniely and Doris Colquitt; 1 brother, Otis Hickmon; brother-in-law Rev. JH Childs and Sister-in-law, Matt Hickmon and 2 stepchildren: Ralph Daniely and Doris King; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and so many others that love this fabulous woman.

Mr. Carlos Slaton

Mr. Carlos Slaton, age 46 who resided at 60 Honey Lane, Gay, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 28th. Graveside services will be announced by Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Woodbury Georgia. Mr. Slaton leaves to cherish his memories; his loving wife, Beatrice Gates Slaton of Gay, GA; his mother, Lizzie Slaton of Hampton, GA; several other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. William Edward Fletcher, Jr.

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Mr. William Edward Fletcher, Jr. age 62 who resided at 219 Jenkins Street, Barnesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 28th at the Upson Regional Medical Center. Public viewing will be held on Friday, February 5th 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. at the Fluellyn Freeman Memorial Chapel at Bentley’s Funeral Home, 174 Mill Street, Barnesville, Georgia. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 6th at 1:00 p.m. at the West Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 117 Akins Street, Barnesville, Georgia. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pastor Waylan Knight will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Fletcher leaves to cherish his memories; one sister, Brigette Fletcher Wright of Barnesville, GA; 3 aunts: Patricia A. Mincey (Willie) of Savannah, GA; Christine Fletcher and Catherine Fletcher of Barnesville, GA; several other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mrs. Mary Holmes Fuller

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Mrs. Mary Holmes Fuller, age 81 who resided at 1324 Interlake Pass, Jonesboro, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 28th at the Piedmont Henry Hospital. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, February 3rd at 12:00 noon at the Walker Memory Garden, Walker Road, Woodbury, Georgia. Pastor J. D. Walker will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Woodbury, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Fuller leaves to cherish her memories; 5 children; Deborah Sue Fuller, Doris Martin (Willie), Dorothy Pope (Guy), Daisy Clark (James) and Diann Jackson; 21 grandchildren; 43 great-grand children; 6 great-great-grandchildren; 3 siblings: Lelia Campbell and Dennis Holmes of Woodbury, GA; Wesley Holmes of Manchester, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her very dearly.

Adella Quiller

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Adella Quiller, was born on December 10, 1934 in Thomaston, Georgia to the parentage of the late Mr. Jimmy Moreland Sr. and Ms. Katie Mae Williams. She attended Thomaston Training School. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and was a proud grandmother. She gave everything she had to her granddaughters. She retired from the Thomaston Mills- Peerless Division. She lived a long and blessed life and touched many with her caring ways. On Tuesday January 26, 2021, God summoned His angels to bring His daughter home to rest. Adella will be forever cherished by her husband: Tommy Quiller; loving daughter: Anissa Gaines (Derrik); two granddaughters: Israel Urijah Gaines and Damaris Elisabeth Gaines; one sister: Patricia Moreland; two brothers: Jimmy Moreland Jr. and Craig Moreland and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mrs. Evelyn Ann Wright Sneed

Mrs. Evelyn Ann Wright Sneed, age 76 who resided at 190 Joe Sneed Road, Yatesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, January 9th at the Piedmont Henry Hospital. Graveside services will be held on Sunday, January 24th at 12:00 noon at the Sneed Family Cemetery of Yatesville, Georgia. Pastor Jimmy Lyons will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Sneed leaves to cherish her memories; her husband, Mr. Ezekiel Sneed Jr. of Yatesville, GA; nieces; Hester Washington and Kay Washington of Barnesville, GA; one brother, Venus Wright (Jacqueline) of Morrow, GA; brothers and sister-in-law; Dea. Louis Washington of Barnesville, GA; Mr. Lynn Sneed of Yatesville, GA; Mrs. Rachel LeRoy of Macon, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Ms. Flossie Mae Ogletree

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Ms. Flossie Mae Ogletree, age 69 who resided at 159 Fredonia Church Road, Barnesville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 10th at her resident. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, January 14th at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, 702 Johnstonville Road, Barnesville, Georgia. Pastor James Marable will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of all professional services. Ms. Ogletree leaves to cherish her memories; 3 siblings: Carolyn V. Ogletree and Faye Buckner of Barnesville, GA; Brenda Walker Wilder of Reynolds, GA; an aunt, Mary L. Ogletree of Barnesville, GA; several other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mrs. Doris Louise Raines Wells

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Mrs. Doris Louise Raines Wells, age 67 who resided at 38 Ray’s Corner, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Saturday, January 16th at the Upson Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, January 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery of Salem Community. Rev. Charles E. Reeves will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services.

Miss Bobbie Louise Griffin

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Miss Bobbie Louise Griffin, age 52 who resided at 109 West, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 17th at the Harborview Nursing Home. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Bentley & Sons Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia 30286. Rev. Thomas Willis will be the Eulogist. Miss Griffin leaves to cherish her memories; one daughter, Latishia King of Thomaston, GA; 2 grandchildren; Braelynn Penn and Braya Penn of Thomaston, GA; 3siblings: Leslie Smith (Terrel King) of Griffin, GA; Willie Wilkerson of Florida; Michael Griffin of Warm Springs, GA; devoted cousin, Turwonda Griffin; aunts; Jackie McDaniel and Mary Lee McDaniel all of Thomaston, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Minister Christopher Bernard Price

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Minister Christopher Bernard Price, age 47 who resided at 105 John Hutcherson Drive, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Monday, January 4th at the Upson Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, January 9th at 11:00 a.m. at the Walker Cemetery at Welcome Grove Baptist Church, Welcome Grove Church Road, Thomaston, Georgia. Apostle Henry Lewis Morgan will be the Eulogist. Bentley& Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Visitation for Minister Price will be Friday from 11:00am until 1:00pm at the Tabernacle of Joy in Griffin and from 2-6pm at Bentley and Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston. Minister Price leaves to cherish his memories; his loving wife, Latonya King Price; 2 children: Alexis Price and Christopher Price all of Thomaston, GA; 7 siblings: Patricia Ann Grant, Randy Price (Gloria), Bernice Price (Charles) Annie Grace Price (Albert) Michael Price (Nadeene) and Wanda Petty all of Thomaston, GA; Sheila Hamilton (Aaron) of Warner Robins, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss him very dearly.

Mr. Wilbert James Davis

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Mr. Wilbert James Davis, age who resided at Macon, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, December 22nd at the Pruitt Health in Macon, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, December 29th at 11:00 a.m. at the Southview Cemetery, 942 S. Church Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Rev. Willie Johnson will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Davis is survived by one son, Waymond Smith (Sheila) of Thomaston, GA; 3 grand- children: Britt Smith of Thomaston, GA; Courtney Smith of Bonaire, GA; Kia Davis of Jonesboro, GA; 6 great-grandchildren: Demarcus Davis, Kanaan Chamblis and Jada Chamblis of Jonesboro, GA; Sasha Smith of Thomaston, GA; Cavan Smith and Darien Smith both of Bonaire, GA; one brother, Ed Davis (Evelyn) of Hyattsville, MD; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mrs. Charlene Cloud Puckett

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Mrs. Charlene Cloud Puckett, age 60 who resided at 1875 Greenvalley Road, Griffin, Georgia passed away on Monday, December 28th. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, January 2nd at 1:00 p.m. at the Pine Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor W. L. Smith will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Puckett is survived by her companion, Clinton Puckett of Griffin, GA; 2 children: Cory Puckett of Edmond, OK; Alicia Puckett Drake (Juan) of Hampton, GA; 2 step sons: Brian Puckett and Demond Puckett of Griffin, GA; 4 grandchildren: Kierra Puckett and Anthony Puckett of Edmond, OK; Daniel Drake and Devin Drake of Hampton, GA; 4 siblings: Edward Cunningham (Regina), Edwin Cunningham (Dorothy) and June Cloud all of Thomaston, GA; Walter Cloud (Lori) of Hampton, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. Jerry Walker, Jr.

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Mr. Jerry Walker, Jr. age 76 who resided at 104 Roberts Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 26th at the Upson Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, January 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at the Southview Cemetery of Thomaston, Georgia. Elder Charlotte Franklin will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Walker leaves to cherish his memories; his loving wife, Joe Ann Sutton Walker of Thomaston, GA; 6 children: Kenya Walker of Griffin, GA; Avery Walker (Tyewanna) of Thomaston, GA; Greg Jones of Monroe, GA; Christopher Walker of Thomaston, GA; Calvin Carter of Lawrenceville, GA; Aukyshia Gaskins (David) of Douglasville, GA; several grandchildren; 2 siblings: Robert Elliott Walker (Shirley) of Thomaston, GA; Juanita Walker of Newark, NJ; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him very dearly.

Mrs. Eunice C Warren Kendall

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Mrs. Eunice C Warren Kendall, age 81 who resided at 2628 Lovejoy Crossing Street, Hampton, Georgia passed away on Thursday, December 17th at her resident. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, December 22nd at 12:00 noon at the White Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 4619 Gordon Road, Senoia, Georgia 30276. Rev. Kenneth Bailey will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons funeral Home of Woodbury is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Kendall leaves to cherish her memories; 4 children: Tracy Kendall Pope, Aretha Campbell (Adrian), John Kendall Jr. (Brenda) and Trellis Harper; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her very dearly.

Mr. Morris Fagan, Jr.

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Mr. Morris Fagan, Jr. age 78 who resided at 2602 Pleasant Grove Road, Yatesville, Georgia passed away on Monday, December 14th at the Pine Point Hospice of Macon, Georgia. Public viewing will be held on Thursday, December 17th from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Grave side services will be held on Friday, December 18th at 11:00 a.m. at the King Hill Cemetery, Old Post Road, Culloden, Georgia. Funeral processional will line up at the St. Phillip AME Church , 36 Fort Valley Road, Culloden, Georgia 31016. Evangelist Linda Thompson will be the Eulogist. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Fagan leaves to cherish his memories; one son, Demetrius Fagan of Thomaston, GA; 3 grandchildren: Courtney Fagan, Marvina Fagan and Mason Malik Hill; 2 siblings: George W. Fagan (Lucille) of Culloden, GA; Catherine Johnson of Baltimore, MD; Mary Jane Howard (Ronnie) of Roberta, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mrs. Annie Washington Brown

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Mrs. Annie Washington Brown, age 73 who resided at 300 Avenue F- Apt P4, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 5th at her resident. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, December 12th at 12:00 noon at the Welcome Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 3465 Welcome Grove Church Road, Thomaston, Georgia. Rev. H. Respress is pastor and Pastor Niesha M. Davis will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Brown leaves to cherish her memories; 3 children: Johnny (Pat) Washington of Romulus, MI; Debra Brown and Teresa Taylor (Troy Woodard) of Thomaston, GA; 18 grandchildren:9 grandchildren she helped reared; Jaleesa Ford, Kimberly Ford, Charo Brown, Chanes Taylor, Shumya Taylor, Chris Brown, Marquell Montfort, Kalonda Mikel and Tremaine Jeffery Washington; 10 great-grandchildren; 3 special friends; Freida Litchfield, Rhonda Ellerbee; brother-in-law, Willie (Joann) White; special friend, Daisy Taylor; 3 daughters she reared as her own, Stormy McBride, Martha Blackmon and Jamie Caldwell; a host of friends and family that will miss her dearly.

Mr. Richard Charles Hartage

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Mr. Richard Charles Hartage, age 65 who resided 735 W L Owens Road, Warmsprings, Georgia passed away on Thursday, November 26th in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, December 5th at 1:00 p.m. at the Walker Memory Garden, Walker Road, Woodbury, Georgia. Rev. J. D. Walker will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Woodbury, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Hartage leaves to cherish his memories; 3 children: Roderick Hartage (Stephanie) and Javoris Hartage (Mika) of Manchester, GA; Tron Dumas of Warmsprings, GA; 4 siblings: Tracey Favors (Clarence), Ronnie Wright, Joe Wright and Toney Wright; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Horace Paul Parks

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Mr. Horace Paul Parks, Sr. age 78 who resided at 5159 West Mountain Street Apt-35, Stone Mountain, Georgia passed away on Thursday, November 19th at his resident. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 25th at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 North Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Mt. Olive Church Cemetery of Molena, Georgia. Rev. Thomas Willis will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Parks leaves to cherish his memories; 5 children: Cynthia Parks and Constance Parks of Atlanta, GA; Tameka Parks of Stone Mountain, GA; Horace Parks Jr. of East Point, GA; Hanethia Thompson (Armand) of McDonough, GA; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grand child; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Johny Lee Griffin

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Mr. Johny Lee Griffin, age 55 who resided at 109 W County Road Apt-6E, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, November 18th at the Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin, Georgia. Funeral services for Johny will be held on Saturday, November 28th at 12:00 noon at the Chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston Georgia. Interment will follow in the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Elder Charlotte Franklin will officiate. Mr. Griffin leaves to cherish his memories; siblings: Bobbie Louise Griffin of Thomaston, GA; Leslie Smith and Michael Smith of Griffin, GA; Willie Griffin of Florida; 2 aunts: Mary Lee McDaniel and Jackie McDaniel of Thomaston, GA; devoted cousins: Turwona Daniel (Ronnie), Ronniesha Griffin, Tyiesha Daniel, Rontavious Daniely and Billy Howell (Carla) all of Thomaston, GA; devoted friends: Ricky Harris, Eric Graddick and Sheniqua Calhoun all of Thomaston, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mrs. Minnie C. Clements Rogers

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Mrs. Minnie C. Clements Rogers, age 89 who resided at 116 Clayton English Drive, Forsyth, Georgia passed away Tuesday, November 10th at her resident. Graveside services will be held on Friday, November 13th at 12:00 noon at the Rest Haven Cemetery of Forsyth, Georgia. Rev. Rufus Whatley will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Rogers leaves to cherish her memories 8 children: Louise Bentley of Forsyth, GA; Burnell Evans (Mickel) of Jackson, GA; Mary Rogers of Macon, GA; Sallie Rogers, R. C. Rogers, Jimmy Rogers and Lee Rogers all of Forsyth, GA; Ricky Rogers of Macon, GA; 23 grandchildren; 5 siblings: Earnestine Collier and Bertha Anderson of Cincinnati, OH; Alternease Maynard, Walter Clements and Albert Clements of Forsyth, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss her very dearly.

Mrs. Margo E. Boyd-Holmes

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Mrs. Margo E. Boyd-Holmes, age 64 who resided at 201 Water Oaks Court, Hampton, Georgia passed away on Monday, November 9th . Graveside service will be held on Friday, November 13th at 12:00 noon in the Chapel of Bentley's Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Pastor Eddie Johnson Sr. will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Holmes leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Mr. Eugene Holmes of Hampton, GA; 3 children: Shontel Smith (Kamar), Robert Evans Jr. (Maria) and April McCord (Kenneth) all of Clarksville, TN: 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; one sister, Stephanie (Andy) ; one brother, Tony (Carol) all of Michigan; sister-in-law, Doris Cherry (Donald) of Hampton, GA; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss her very dearly.

Mrs. Terissa Bena’y Brown

Mrs. Terissa Bena’y Brown, age 39 who resided at 120 Westchester Drive, Barnesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, October 30th at the Upson Regional Medical Center. Memorial Services will be announced by Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Barnesville, Georgia. Mrs. Brown leaves to cherish her memories one daughter, Destaniegh Gabrielle Mitchell; her parents: Willie Floyd Brown and Mary Ellen O’Neal Brown all of Barnesville, GA; 2 brothers: Jerome Lewis (Tina) of Forsyth, GA; Willie Floyd Brown of Barnesville, GA; a devoted nephew, Curtis Brown; a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends that will miss her dearly.

Deacon TC Hobbs

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Deacon TC Hobbs, age 81 who resided at 312 N. Bethel Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, October 28th. Public viewing for Deacon Hobbs will be on Wednesday, November 4th from 12:00 -5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held on Thursday, November 5th at 12:00 noon at the Springfield Baptist Church, 6897 Crest High, Molena, Georgia 30258. Pastor C. Derrick Shelton, Sr. will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Deacon Hobbs leaves to cherish his memories four children; Willie Fred Hobbs (Pamela) of Jonesboro, GA; Tracy Hobbs of Thomaston, GA; Charlie Hobbs (Seretha) of Jonesboro, GA; Lester Copeland (Betty) of McDonough, GA; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; one sister, Christine Jordan of Louisville, KY; sister and brother-in-law; Minnie Hobbs of Columbus, GA; Lamar Moody of Woodbury, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Rev. Edward Harris

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Rev. Edward Harris, age 78 who resided at 466 Durand Street, Woodbury, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 22nd at the Piedmont Hospital. Funeral services for Rev. Harris will be held on Wednesday, October 28th at 12:00 noon at the Woodbury Miracle Fellowship Center, 10165 Hwy 85, Woodbury, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Walker Memory Garden. Bishop Thomas Daniels is pastor and Rev. Thomas Willis will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Rev. Harris leaves to cherish his memories; his loving wife, Mrs. Helen Favors Harris of Woodbury, GA; 3 children: Joycelyn Harris, Doris Harris (Chris Sharpless) and Amelia Hester (Curtis); 4 grandchildren; 2 siblings: Rosia Redwine and Willie Mae Rolax (James); a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Britney Nicole Rouseau

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Britney Nicole Rouseau, age 31 who resided at 602 Drake Drive, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 22nd at the Upson Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 28th at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home, 518 North Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Rev. Charles Willis will be the Eulogist. Interment will follow in the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, 1759 Copeland Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Britney leaves to cherish her sweet memories; her mother, Marcia Walker (Randy) of Thomaston, GA; her father, Ross Rouseau; 6 siblings: Taneshia Prater (Edward) of Douglasville, GA; Sakia Walker of McDonough, GA; Maranda Williams of Thomaston, GA; Marcellus Miles, Lisa Chaney and Gabriel Chaney; aunts and uncles: Leslie Trice Wells (Nathaniel) of Forest Park, GA; Philip Trice of Thomaston, GA; Gregory Trice of Decatur, GA; Donald Trice, Bennie Jordan (Ronnie), Roy Rouseau and Tommy Rouseau (Nancy) all of Thomaston, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. Corry “Shag” Hugh, Sr.

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Mr. Corry “Shag” Hugh, Sr. age 93, who resided at 178 Ledbetter Road, Barnesville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, October 18th . Graveside services will be held on Saturday, October 24th at 1:00 p.m. at the Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery, 100 Levette Road, Barnesville, Georgia. Dr. Ayo Bandele is pastor and Rev. Jimmy Lyons will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Barnesville, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Hugh is survived by 4 children: Jessie Hugh, Rose Hugh, Gloria Dixson and Wanda Gail Gardner (Andre) all of Barnesville, GA; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and 4 generations of grandchildren; one brother, James Hugh (Catherine) of Barnesville, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him very dearly.

Mrs. Fannie Mae Rawls Bentley

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Mrs. Fannie Mae Rawls Bentley, age 92 who resided at 3123 Far Emerald Land, Union City, Georgia passed away on Friday, October 9th at the Southern Regional Hospital. Grave side services will be held on Friday, October 16th at 1:00 p.m. at the Lamar Memorial Garden, Barnesville, Georgia. Rev. Willie J. Colbert will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Bentley leaves to cherish her memories; two daughters: Emma Lyons (L.T.) and Katherine Jackson; 17 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

Mrs. Yvonne Willis Carthon

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Mrs. Yvonne Willis Carthon, affectionately known as “Dinky”age 59 who resided at 217 Roberts Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Monday, October 12th at the Upson Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, October 17th at 1:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Memorial Cemetery, 1759 Copeland Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Pastor Eddie Johnson, Sr. will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Carthon leaves to cherish her memories; one son, Jason Anthony Carthon (Quantanya); four grandchildren: Jamayah Carthon, Jason Carthon, Jr. Jacob Carthon and Jaxon Carthon; her mother, Ms. Trudie Willis all of Thomaston, GA; long-term companion, Mr. Herb Raines; 6 siblings: Mary Wellmaker, Tarasina Pennyman, Cathy Johnson and Charles King all of Thomaston, GA; Stephanie Burnette (Ronnie) of Alabama; Khesha Burden (Corey) of Griffin, GA; one aunt, Gushion Thomas of Atlanta, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mrs. Tessica Nicole Dozier Anthony

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Mrs.Tessica Nicole Dozier Anthony, age 43 who resided at 175 Jay Street, Woodbury, Georgia passed away on Thursday, September 24th. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday Sept. 30th at 12:00 noon at the Walker Memory Garden, Walker Road, Woodbury, Georgia. Rev. Curtis Dozier will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Anthony leaves to cherish her memories; her husband, Gracias Anthony; two children: Graciona Anthony and Gracias Anthony; all of Woodbury, GA; 7 siblings: Almetria L. Dozier, Tonja Thompson, Carolyn Ellison (Bobby), Lisa Sander, LaKeisa Thompson, Delphine Rick (Vincent) and Robert Durham; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her very dearly.

Mr. Roy Parker

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Mr. Roy Parker, age 73 who resided at 1466 Stonewood Court, Hampton, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, September 8th. Graveside services will be held on Sunday, September 13th at 2:00 p.m. at the Mt. Venus Baptist Church Cemetery, 525 Caldwell Road, Gay, Georgia 30218. Rev. William Toney II is pastor and Rev. Willie C. Neal will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Woodbury, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Parker leaves to cherish his memories; his wife, Jackie Harris of Hampton, GA; 4 children: Tara Harris Perdue of Jonesboro, GA; Daniel Harris and Kendrick Harris both of Hampton, GA; Shantia Harris of Atlanta, GA; 6 grandchildren; 6 siblings: JV Parker, Betty Parker, Carrie Parker, Lucille Alexander and Nathaniel Parker; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Henry Claude Jackson

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Mr. Henry Claude Jackson, age 59 who resided at 242 Jackson Street, Barnesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, September 2nd. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, September 12th at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, 702 Johnstonville Road, Barnesville, Georgia. Elder Nakia T. Washington will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Jackson leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Shirley Manyard Jackson of Columbus, GA; mother, Bobbie Jean Jackson Eleby of Barnesville, GA; daughter, Roseland Clayshone Kendrick of Barnesville, GA; 2 grandchildren: Qua’nesha Shawntez Brown of Forsyth, GA; Rodarius Jamar Reaves of Barnesville, GA; aunts and uncles: Mrs. Fannie Davis and Grady Jackson both of St. Louis, MO; Mrs. Willie Perry of Conyers, GA; Mrs. Nellie G. Lyons of Barnesville, GA; Mrs. Narvis Washington of Griffin, GA; Robin Foster (Randy), Herbert Jackson and Johnny Ogletree all of Barnesville, GA; great aunt, Mary Ogletree; a devoted friend, Johnny Caslin both of Barnesville, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. Earl Weaver

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Mr. Earl Weaver, age 58 formerly of Thomaston, Georgia, who resided at 1060 Park Gate Place Stone Mountain, Georgia passed away on Friday, September 4th. Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 11th at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Interment will be held at Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery, 6897 Crest Highway, Thomaston, Georgia. Rev. Derrick Shelton is pastor and Rev. Ricky Wright will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Weaver leaves to cherish his memories: eight children; Tameshia Weaver of Thomaston, GA; Rashad Weaver of Stone Mountain, GA; Briana Weaver of Front Royal, VA; Kamal Weaver of Stone Mountain, GA; Takita Johnson of Front Royal, VA; Raffinee Johnson of Stone Mountain, GA; India Ball (Tyler) of Lebanon, OH; Damian Cross (Tangela Ratteree) of Austell, GA; 16 grandchildren; two sisters: Deborah Searcy and Mary Thompson of Thomaston, GA; aunt, Maybell Lamar of Jonesboro, GA; devoted friend, Lori Pruitt of Decatur, GA; two nephews: Marlon Searcy of Thomaston, GA; Roderick Thompson of Barnesville, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Larry Louis Prater

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Mr. Larry Louis Prater, age 70 who resided at 2035 Wiley Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 20 th . Graveside services will be held on Monday, August 24 th at 12:00 noon at the Southview Cemetery, 942 S. Church Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Pastor Jimmy Lyons will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Prater is survived by his wife, Brenda Prater of Thomaston, GA; mother, Louise Robinson of Decatur, GA; 3 children: Constance Prater of Dallas, GA; Carmen Lewis (Donald) of Decatur, GA; Kevin Prater (Taleda) of Thomaston, GA; 14 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 siblings: Sanford Prater (Marilyn) of Lithonia, GA; Robert Prater Jr. (Allene) of Thomaston, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mrs. Angelene Parker Walker

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Mrs. Angelene Parker Walker, age 81 formerly of 308 W. Moores Crossing Road, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Monday, August 17 th at the Providence Nursing Home. Due to Covid-19, the family will not be receiving visitors at their home. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 29 th at 1:00 P.M. Via- Zoom. I.D.# is 927-983-6181 Password is L0Knj2 (The 0 in the pass word is the number zero) Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Walker is survived by four children: Gwendolyn Walker Willis of Texas; Adrian Walker (Carla), Eric Walker (Celina) and Jeremy Waker (Jacqueline) all of Thomaston, GA; one brother, James Parker (Vinette) of Barnesville, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, close family and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mrs. Annie Grace Barron Gates

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Mrs. Annie Grace Barron Gates, age 64 who resided at 1531 Oakview Drive, Griffin, Georgia passed away on August 8th at the Grady Hospital. Public viewing will be held on Thursday, August 13th from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Bentley’s Funeral Home 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Private funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. Burial service will be held on Friday, August 14th at 10:00 a.m. at the Pine Grove Church Cemetery, 206 Pine Grove Road, Yatesville, Georgia. Bentley’s Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Gates is survived by her husband, Darren Gates of Griffin, GA; 3 children: Yashica Keys (Paul) of Griffin, GA; Tanyeka Green of Thomaston, GA; Mechia Green of Atlanta, GA; 6 grand children: Jasmyne Driver, Jalen Britt and Toia Keys of Griffin, GA; Tatyiana Johnson, Tajha Green and Tori Green of Thomaston, GA; 5 great-grandchildren: Jaden Britt, Jamiya Britt, Jaleel Britt, Ja’Lyn Britt and Jumanii Britt all of Griffin, GA; one brother, James Albert Barron (Clara) of Griffin, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. Lenward Reeves Sr.

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Mr. Lenward Reeves Sr. age 91 who resided at 521 Frazier Street, River Rouge, Michigan passed away on Tuesday, August 4th at his resident. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, August 13th at 11:00 a.m. at the Olive Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 3181 Olive Grove Church Road, Roberta, Georgia. Rev. Beatrice Davison will officiate. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Reeves is survived by his wife, Johnie C. Reeves of Detroit; sons: Lenward Reeves Jr. (Jeannette) of College Park, GA; Carlton Reeves (Jan) of Ecorse, MI; Gregory Reeves (Clara) of Detroit, MI; Lionel D. Reeves Sr. “Bo-Bo”of River Rouge, MI; three sisters: Margaret Howard of Roberta, GA; Annette Blasingame (W.C.) of Roberta, GA; Lily Maude Young of Macon, GA; one brother, Amos Reeves of River Rouge, MI; grandchildren: Lionel Jr., Olufemi, Mosunmola, Lamonte, Sabrina and Megan; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Mrs. Evelyn Searcy Daniel

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Mrs. Evelyn Searcy Daniel, age 83 who resided at 112 Longview Loop, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Monday, August 3rd. Graveside services will be held on Monday, August 10th at 1:00 p.m. at the Fellowship Baptist church cemetery, 224 Collins School Road, Thomaston, Georgia. Rev. Eddie Johnson, Sr. will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Daniel is survived by 4 children: Shirlene Hall, Milton Daniel, Timothy Daniel all of Thomaston, GA; Larry Daniel (Nomsa) of Oxford, GA; several grandchildren; Latasha Bentley, Kimmissee Cleveland, Marko Dixon, Ashleigh Daniel, Allison Daniel, Sabrina Daniel, Tseliso Daniel, Timothy Daniel, Jr. Trent Daniel, Candace Hodge, Latonya Respress, Lakisha Respress and Craig Respress; great grandchildren: Kyla Cleveland, Terrill Miller, Jr. Tori Dixon, Ethan Hodge, Levi Hodge, Chase Daniel, Lynyla Myricks, Kionna Daniel, Kai Daniel, Precious Brown and Devontae Dixon; siblings: Minnie Lois Searcy (Harvey) of Thomaston, GA; Sarah Mitchell of Butler, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her.

Miss Alexcia Keiota Wiggins

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Miss Alexcia Keiota Wiggins, age 32 who resided at 2235Old Talbotton Road, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 30th. Public viewing will be held on Thursday, August 6th from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Friday, August 7th at 11:00 a.m. at the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, 1759 Copeland Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Evangelist Gloria Barnes will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Miss Wiggins is survived by: her father, Mr. Reginald Wiggins (Barbara) of McDonough, GA; grandfather, Mr. Frank Wiggins of Thomaston, GA; a special friend, Glen L. Chaney of Thomaston, GA; aunts and uncles: Ms. Betty Turner and Pastor Gloria Barnes of Barnesville, GA; Mr. Tommie (Willie Lee), Mr. Richard (Velma) Mathis of Griffin, GA; Mr. Elester Williams, Minister Mary (Eddie) Miller of Decatur, GA; Mr. Jimmy (Cindy) Willis, Jr. of Dayton, OH; Miss LeAnne Willis, Mr. Jermaine Willis, Mr. Anthony (Menecia) Wiggins of Thomaston, GA; Mr. Vance (Lisa) Wiggins of Tallahassee, FL; a devoted cousin, Miss. Tiffany World; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her very dearly.

Mr. Bennie Leon Caldwell, Sr.

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Mr. Bennie Leon Caldwell, Sr. age 69 who resided at 3685 Elk Ridge Drive, Decatur, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 1st. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 8th at 11:00 a.m. at the Fellowship Baptist Church, 224 Collins School Road, Thomaston, Georgia. Dr. Roy Felts, Jr./ Pastor and Officiator. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston, Georgia is in charge of all professional services.

Ms. Genetha Harris

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Ms. Genetha Harris, age 75 who resided at 5694 Jones Mill Road, Woodbury, Georgia passed away on Friday, July 31st. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, August 8th at 11:00 a.m. at the Mt. Venus Baptist Church Cemetery, 525 Caldwell Road, Gay, Georgia 30218. Rev. William Toney will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Woodbury, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Ms. Harris is survived by Curtis Harris (Linda) and Darron Harris all of Woodbury, GA; 4 siblings: Ruby Parker of Gay, GA; Jackie Harris of Atlanta, GA; Linda Harris of Coweta County; Abraham Harris of Newnan, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. Terry Murphy

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Mr. Terry Murphy, age 55 who resided at 270 Sheffield Court, SW, Atlanta, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, July 29th . Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, August 5th at 11:00 a.m. at the King Hill Cemetery, Old Post Road, Culloden, Georgia. Rev. James Harris will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Barnesville, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Murphy is survived by one daughter, Calandra Hillman of Barnesville, GA; two grand- children; two brothers: Wilmon Murphy, Jr. (Jeffory); William Murphy; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mrs. Sherry Deloise Clark Kindall

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Mrs. Sherry Deloise Clark Kindall, age 59 of Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Monday, July 27th at the Macon Coliseum Hospital. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, August 5th at 1:00 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery , 1177 Hwy 109, Meansville, Georgia. Rev. Willie L. Finney, Jr. of the Smith Street Baptist Church, Macon, Georgia will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Kindall is survived by 2 children: Donta Kindall of Macon, GA; Chardawn Kindall of Thomaston, GA; 4 grandchildren: Andrea Fortner, Michael Fortner, Jasmine Danzey and Jerome Danzey, III; aunts and uncles: Barbara Fenster of Fort Walton Beach, FL; Queen Ester Clark of Molena, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mrs. Martha Searcy

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Mrs. Martha Searcy, age 80 who resided at 124 Tom McKinley Road, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, July 28th. Public viewing will be held on Sunday, August2nd from 1:00 -4:00 p.m. at Bentley’s Funeral Home 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Monday, August 3rd at 11:00 A.m. at the Southview Cemetery. Rev. Fred Blackmon will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Searcy leaves to cherish her memory: her loving sister, Mrs. Josephine (William) Kindell of Bedford Heights, Ohio; an aunt, Mrs. Lucile Bentley of Atlanta, Georgia; a brother-in-law, Rev. Robert L. (Gwen) Hodo of Thomaston, Georgia; sister/cousin, Charlene Morgan of Lithonia, GA; one nephew, eight nieces, several devoted cousins and other family members and friends, along with the staff and friends of the Davita Dialysis Center (including her new furry friend, Conan), all of whom she loved dearly, and who will continue to hold fond memories of her in their hearts forever.

Ms. Lizzie Simon

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Ms. Lizzie Simon, age 86 who resided at 444 RD Hill Street, Greenville, Georgia passed away on Monday, July 27th. Public viewing will be held on Friday, July 31st from 2:00- 4:00 p.m. at Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home 10151 Hwy 85 South, Woodbury, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, August 1st at 2:00 p.m. at the Faith Chapel Holiness Church cemetery, 100 Holiness Church Road, Gay, Georgia. Bishop Bobby L. Neal will officiate. Due to the Covid-19, we are asking all attendees to wear a mask for viewing and service. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home of Woodbury, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Ms. Simon is survived by six children: Dianne Howard of Acworth, GA; Sheila Simon and Grady Simon of Manchester, GA; Rhonda Green (Gregory) of Jonesboro, GA; Bonnell Favors (Donald) of Warm Springs, GA; Angela Simon of Manchester, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. J. C. Worthy

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Mr. J. C. Worthy, age 90 who resided at 314 Sims Street, Barnesville, Georgia passed away on Monday, July 27th . Public viewing will be held on Friday, July 31st from 1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. at Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home, 174 Mill Street, Barnesville, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, August 1st at 1:00 p.m. at the Springhill Baptist Church cemetery, 117 Locust Street, Milner, Georgia. Due to the spread of Covid-19 we are asking all attendee to wear a mask per CDC regulation. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Barnesville, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Worthy is survived by wife Deloise Worthy of Barnesville, GA 10 children: Phillip Worthy of Hartford, CT; Gail M Holloway (James) of Barnesville, GA; Robert Worthy (Elaine) of Marydel, MD; Anthony Worthy (Sherry) of Ohio; Michelle Westbrook (Aaron) of Pennsauken, NJ; Imogene Baynard (Bobby) of Easton, MD; Christopher Worthy (Natasha) of Kathleen, GA; Avery Hudson (Tyandra) of Stockbridge, GA; Erwin Hudson (Tyronza) of Barnesville, GA; Elvin Caslin of Thomaston, GA; 3 generations of grandchildren; 3 sisters-in-law: Mary Ann Melco Buffin of Atlanta, GA; Dorothy Brown (Robert) of Ellenwood, GA; Brenda Hudson of Philadelphia, PA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Early Harden, Jr.

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Mr. Early Harden, Jr, age 70 who resided at 330 Atlanta Street, Barnesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, July 22nd. Public viewing will be held on Friday, July 31st from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at Bentley’s Funeral Home, 174 Mill Street, Barnesville, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, August 1st at 11:00 a.m. at the O’Neal Cemetery, Railroad Street, Barnesville Georgia. Rev. Art Brooks will officiate. Mr. Harden is survived by : Eugene (Gene) Harden of Griffin, GA; James (Patricia) Harden of Decatur, GA; Everlou Bloodser of Barnesville, GA; Lois McCowen of Stockbridge, GA; Johnny (Annie) Harden of Barnesville, GA; Jesse Harden of Stafford, TX; Andrew (Debra) Harden, GA; Horace Harden and Mattie Brownlee all of Barnesville, GA; uncles and aunts: Mr. Corey “Shag” Hugh and Mr. Bobby Jackson of Barnesville, GA; Mrs. Essie High of Culloden, GA; Mrs. Lucille Phillips of Jersey City, NJ; Mrs. Minnie B. McMullians of Barnesville, GA; a family friend, Ms. Audrey Dewberry; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss him very dearly.

Mr. Virgil Lee Whitehead

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Mr. Virgil Lee Whitehead, age 91 who resided at 100 Jonquil Lane, Woodbury, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, July 14th at the Upson Regional Hospital. Gravesides services was held on Tuesday, July 21st at 1:00 p.m. at the Walker Cemetery , Walker Road, Woodbury, Georgia. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Woodbury, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Whitehead is survived by two children: Donnie Whitehead and Leann Gail Whitehead; 5 grand- children; 12 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren; 4 siblings: Mae Whitehead, Jerry L. Bowles, Henry Bowles and Alice Bowles; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him very dearly.

Tredarius McGruder

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Tredarius McGruder, age 20 who resided at 7894 Chippley Hwy, Pine Mountain, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, July 21st at the Pidmont Columbus Regional Hospital. Public viewing will be held on Sunday, July 26th from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home 10151 Hwy 85 South, Woodbury, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Monday, July 27th at 1:00 p.m. at the Meriwether Memory Garden, 3601 Raleigh Road, Manchester, Georgia. Rev. Elijah Lamar will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Woodbury, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Tredarius is survived by his mother, Sherika L. McGruder of Pine Mountain, GA; two children; Kamden McGruder and Kylii McGruder; 6 siblings: Taurus McGruder, Jaylen McGruder, Shadazahia McGruder, Shaderrica McGruder, Asia McGhee and Ajah Bruden; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Tommie Louis Keith

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Mr. Tommie Louis Keith, age 57 who resided at 637 Marble Road, Gay, Georgia passed away on Saturday, July 4th. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 25th at 12:00 noon at the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery, 4374 Alvaton Road, Gay, Georgia. Rev. Willie Sinkfield will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Woodbury is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Keith is survived by 4 children: Martez Fuller (Octavia) of Hampton, GA; Tashambreia Keith of Kernersville, NC; Tremayne Keith of Newnan, GA; Tommie Keith Jr. of Gainesville, FL; 5 siblings: Shirley Parks (Alvin), Mary Jane Favors (Warrick) and Martha Morman (Charles) all of Gay, GA; Mildred Keith of Alabama; George Martin (Guarin); 6 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Leonard Calvin Harden

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Mr. Leonard Calvin Harden, age 71 who resided at 339 Collier Road, Barnesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, July 8th. Graveside services will be held on Monday, July 20th at 11:00 a.m. at the West Mt. Sinai Church Cemetery, 117 Akins Street, Barnesville, Georgia. Rev. Jimmy Lyons will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Harden is survived by one sister, Ernestine Sullivan (Fred) of Barnesville, GA; several other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Miss Munteshia Dunquitta Brown

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Miss Munteshia Dunquitta Brown, age 38 who resided at 4674 Brown Mill Lane, Stone Crest Georgia passed away on Saturday, July 11th. Family hours will be held on Friday, July 17th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Bentley’s Funeral Home of Barnesville, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, July 18th at 11:00 a.m. at the O’Neal Cemetery, Railroad Street in Barnesville. Dr. Douglas Geiger, pastor of True & Life Church, Jonesboro, Georgia will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of all professional services. Miss Brown is survived by her father, Wilber Brown Jr. of Barnesville, GA; mother, Stephanie Marie Geiger of Stockbridge, Georgia; 3 children: Munquez James of Jonesboro, GA; Keaja Ponder and Skye Brown of Stone Crest, GA; 3 brothers: Hosea Brown and Douglas Smith Geiger III both of Griffin, GA; Wilber Brown III of Stone Crest, Georgia. a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. Levi Brooks, Sr.

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Mr. Levi Brooks, Sr. age 58 passed away on Friday, July 10th . Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, July 15th at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenwood Cemetery of Lamar county. Rev. Dratin Castlin will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Brooks is survived by two children: Levi Brooks, Jr. of Barnesville, GA; Tanika Warner of Riverdale, GA; 2 grandchildren: Levi Brooks III and Paige White; 6 silings: Mary Moore of Griffin, GA; Joseph Moore, Preston Moore, Art (Carrie) Brooks, Thomas Brooks and Erica (Eddie) Thomas all of Barnesville, GA; several other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Antwan Martin

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Mr. Antwan Martin, age 39 who resided at 511 Dromedary Street, Woodbury, Georgia passed away on Saturday, July 11th . Graveside services will be held on Saturday, July 18th at 12:00 noon at the Walker Memorial Garden. Rev. Joseph Parker will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Martin is survived by his father, Lester Moore and mother, Alveta Martin both of Woodbury, GA; 2 children: Carmen Dixon of Manchester, GA; Adyen Martin of Woodbury, GA; grandmother, Hattie Martin of Woodbury, GA; 5 siblings: Felissa Martin, Trakeila Martin, Lester Martin and Raytrissa Walton all of Woodbury, GA; Raymon Walton Jr. of Box Springs, GA; aunts and uncles: Chantay Martin, Keith Martin, Tommy Mahone, Gary Mahone, Kenny Mahone, Jerome Moore, Kenneth Moore, Anthony Moore and Bernice Moore all of Woodbury, GA; Deloris Bowles (Tommy) and Vivian Mahone of Manchester, GA; Anthony Martin (Teneka) of Newnan, GA; Frank Harps of Union City, GA; Glenn Moore and Angela Moore of Lakeland, FL; great aunts and uncles: Louise Jones, Addie Revell, Veleta Martin, Ruby Martin, Lige Martin and Benita Harps all of Woodbury, GA; Janice Martin of Charlotte, NC; Ronell Martin of Warm springs, GA; a host of cousins and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Gene Raymond Demons

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Mr. Gene Raymond Demons, age 82 who resided at 1748 Ventian Drive, S.W. Atlanta, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 30th . Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, July 8th at 11:00 a.m. at the Oneal Cemetery. Pastor Jimmy Lyons will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Demons is survived by 2 children: Geno Demons (Valisa) of Mableton, Ga; Kenneth Demons (Patricia) of Atlanta, GA; 3 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; one brother, Curtis Demons, Jr. (Mary) of Fayetteville, NC; devoted cousin, Linda Few of Atlanta, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss him dearly.

Miss Darling Angel Minter

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Miss Darling Angel Minter, age 74 who resided at 1192 McCollum Road, Barnesville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, June 28th at the Upson Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 3rd at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home, 174 Mill Street, Barnesville, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Lamar Memorial Garden of Lamar county. Pastor Jimmy Lyons will officiate. Miss Minter is survived by 6 siblings: Barbara Minter, Merra Lyons (Rev. Jimmy Lyons), Debert Minter and Rev. Calvin Minter (Charlotte) all of Barnesville, GA; Christopher Minter (Tyronda) of Mableton, GA; Cheryl McClendon (Harvey) of Hampton, GA; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mrs. Evelyn Lucille Walker

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Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Lucille Walker age 74 of 418 Kings Ave in Thomaston will be held Saturday June 27th at the graveside in the South View Cemetery at 11:00 am. Minister Charlotte Franklin will serve as the Eulogist, and Bentley and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Ms. Walker transitioned on Sunday June 21st, she was the daughter of the late Jerry Walker Sr. and Clyde Black Walker. Born and reared in Upson County. She was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church, and worked as a floral arranger in local florist. She is survived by two sons Craig (Tracie) Walker of Douglasville, Ga., and Kelsey (Latazha) Walker of Fairburn, Ga. four grandchildren; Craig II, Alison, Christopher, and Ashton. Two brothers; Jerry (Joann) Walker Jr., and Elliot (Shirley) Walker of Thomaston, one sister; Juanita Walker of Jersey City, NJ. Several devoted nieces and nephews along with a host of cousins and friends.

Mr. Fredrick Henry Canady

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Mr. Fredrick Henry Canady, age 64 who resided at 309 Cunningham Avenue, Thomaston Georgia passed away on Sunday, June 14th at the Providence Nursing Home. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 20th at 1:00 p.m. at the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Canady is survived by four siblings: Mildred Prater (Charlie) of Thomaston, GA; Diane Clark of Fayetteville, NC; Marcia (Thomas) Lucas of Fayetteville, NCl Granison Warren of Maryland; step brother, Leonard Buckner of Forsyth, GA; niece, Angela (Chris) Lockhart of Lagrange, GA; nephew, Jeffery (Monica) Prater of Thomaston, GA; great nephew, Christopher O’Brian Lockhart of Lagrange, GA; great niece, Karissa Prater of Sandy Springs, GA; sisters-in law: Marlene Canady of Maryland; Melinda Canady of Fayetteville, NC; close friend that he called his “play sister” Juanita Bland of Thomaston, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mrs. Elaine Murphy Taylor

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Mrs. Elaine Murphy Taylor, age 69 who resided at 273 Chatfield Road, Culloden, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, June 10th at the Upson Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, June 16th at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Ronald Antoine will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Taylor is survived by her son, Christopher James Murphy (Michelle) of Culloden, GA; 3 grandchildren: Christopher J. Murphy, Jr., Brandon Murphy and Shamar Murphy all of Culloden, GA; 2 great-grandchildren: Braxdon Murphy of Fayetteville, GA; Taraji Murphy of Forsyth, GA; 6 siblings: Loretta Walker (Jerome) of Kileen, TX; Teresa Caldwell, Willie Cleve Caldwell and Dennis Caldwell all of Thomaston, GA; Johnny Ray Caldwell of Butler, GA; Kenneth Caldwell, Bobby Murchison and Franco Murchison (Ida) all of Atlanta, GA; Betty Copeland (Lester) of McDonough, GA; a devoted cousin, Gennie Mae Colbert of Thomaston, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. Tony Dossie, Sr.

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Mr. Tony Dossie, Sr. age 62 who resided at 295 Yatesville Barnesville Road, Yatesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, June 3rd. Public viewing will be held on Saturday, June 13th from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 noon at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Gatlin Cemetery. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all services. Mr. Dossie is survived by two children: Colby Dossie Sr. (Whitney) and Tony Dossie, Jr. (Kendra) all of Decatur, GA; four grandchildren: Tykeyah Dossie, Takerah Dossie, Ta’Krah Dossie and Colby Dossie, Jr.; 7 siblings: Debbie A. Bracey (Danny), Edric B. Dossie (Sophia) all of Atlanta, GA; Roderick Dossie (Natalie) of College Park, GA; Dale A. Lowe and Mayron D. Lowe of Atlanta, GA; Kyle L. Cofer (Emily) of Bend, OR; Genovia O. Dossie of Atlanta, GA; a devoted friend, Gloria White of Culloden, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Jim Henry Brown

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Mr. Jim Henry Brown, age 84 who resided at 918 North Bethel Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 28th at his resident. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, June 4th at 1:00 p.m. at the Salem Baptist Cemetery. Rev. James C McGill will officiate. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Brown is survived : his wife, Betty Jean Martin Brown of Cleveland, OH; 4 children: Daine Brown, Shelia Brown and Lisa Brown all of Cleveland, OH; Calvin Brown of Columbus, GA; siblings: Willie Mae Hickman, Annie Hickman, Mattie Hickman, Ruthell Alsobrooks, Doris Wells and Milton Raines all of Thomaston, GA; Sylvia Johnson of Griffin, GA; four brothers-in-law: Tom Martin Jr. (Mary), Wilson Martin, Robert Martin and Walter Martin all of Thomaston, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Hubert McGill

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Mr. Hubert McGill, age 72 who resided at 333 GarryKendrick Drive, Woodbury, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 29th . Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, June 2nd at 12:00 noon at the Walker Memory Garden. Pastor J. D. Walker will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. McGill is survived by 3 children: Barbara (Willie) Hussey of Greenville, GA; Christopher Hardnett of Jacksonville, FL; Irvin Hardnett of Woodbury, GA; a brother, Robert McGill Jr. of Woodbury, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Eddie Lee Alexander

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Mr. Eddie Lee Alexander, age 67 who resided at 1457-B Hwy 80, Culloden, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 21st at his resident. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, May 27th at 11:00 a.m. at the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Hope Smith will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Alexander is survived by five children: Marice Riley of Atlanta, GA; Elinite Alexander (Bettina) of Columbus, GA; Alonzo Alexander and Andre Alexander of Thomaston, GA; Alex Alexander and Lateef Harris of Salem Community; 12 grandchildren; a devoted friend, Darnell Daniely of Lizella, GA; five siblings: Alice Fowler of Dallas, GA; Clinton Alexander Jr. (Faye) of Thomaston, GA; Jeannette King, Addie Raines (Charles) and Annie Kendall (Gary) all of Salem Community; three aunts: Mrs. Lannie Smith and Mrs. Alfred Jordan of Indianapolis, IN; Mrs. Ruby Jordan of Salem Community; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Marvin Okey Daniel

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Mr. Marvin Okey Daniel, age 61 who resided at 514 Triune Avenue, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 8th at the Upson Regional Medical Center. Public viewing will be held on Wednesday, May 13th from 1:00 -4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, May 14th at 1:00 p.m. at Gatlin Cemetery. Pastor Ricky Wright will officiate. Mr. Daniel is survived by five children: Chirice Daniel, Nicole Daniel (Robby), Marvin OKey Daniel Jr., Ja’Niyah A. Matthews and Josiah A. Matthews. 6 grandchildren; 1 great- grandchild; 7 siblings: Linda Daniel, Rose Mary (James) Jenkins, Martha (Jessie) Walton of Thomaston, GA; Richard (Debbie) Daniel of Loraine, OH; Barbara Gager of New York, NY; James (Brenda) Daniel Sr. and Ronnie (Turwonda) Daniel of Thomaston, GA; aunt, Rosa Lee McCrary Daniel of Thomaston, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mrs. Annette Chaney Chapman

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Mrs. Annette Chaney Chapman, age 65 who resided at 121 Worthy Road, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 8th at the Coliseum Hospital in Macon, Georgia. Public viewing for Mrs. Chapman will be held on Friday, May 15th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 16th at 11:00 a.m. at the Southview Cemetery. Pastor Rick Cutbert will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Chapman is survived by her husband, Mr. Michael Chapman of Thomaston, GA; six siblings: Martha Reeves, Juanita Lockhart, Johnny Chaney (Henrietta) and Louis Chaney all of Thomaston, GA; Shirley Chaney of Florida; Gene Chaney (Margaret) of Columbus, OH; sisters and brothers-in-law: Joann Thomas of Decatur, GA; Terrel Chapman (Dorothy) of Stockbridge, GA; Earl Chapman (Corya) of Decatur, GA; Dorothy Copeland (Robert) and Tracy Chapman of Stone Mountain, GA; Clara Chaney of Woodbury, GA; a niece, Suzette Lockhart of Barnesville, GA; several other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss her very dearly.

Mother Ida Stinson Walker

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Mother Ida Stinson Walker who resided at 1492 Willingham Springs Road, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, May 6th at the Upson Regional Hospital. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mother Walker is survived by her husband, Rev. J. D. Walker of Thomaston, GA; 4 children: Vincent Walker (Rizza) of Tauning, Guam; Donovan Walker of Mableton, GA; Yolanda Walker Slaton (Robert) of Greenville, GA; Marcus Walker (Erica) of Grand Rapids, MI; 10 siblings: Minister Mary Ruth Bess, Betty Jean Stinson, Robert Stinson (Barbara), Edward Stinson (Mercedes), Bobby Stinson (Swann), Mr & Mrs. Albert Stinson, Harrison Stinson and David Stinson all of Miami, FL; brother-in-law, Robert Walker (Joyce) of Thomaston, GA; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her very much.

Mr. Johnny Clarence Raines Sr.

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Mr. Johnny Clarence Raines Sr., age 69 who resided at 107 2nd Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Monday, May 4th at the Upson Regional Hospital. Family visitations will be on Thursday, May 7th from 12:00 -1:00p.m. Public visitation will be from 1:00 -4:00 p.m. Private Gravesides service for family only will be on Friday, May 8th at 11:00 a.m. at the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Hope Smith is pastor and Rev. Maurice Raines will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Raines is survived by his wife, Beatrice Rebecca Raines of Thomaston, GA; six children: Anthony Skelton (Veronica) of Thomaston, GA; Angela Jenkins, Johnny Clarence Raines Jr. (Jeanette) and Janice Gilbert of Griffin, GA; Johnny Hickmon and Kesia Middlebrooks of Thomaston, GA; 21 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; 11 siblings: Willie “Louise” Darden of Decatur, GA; Clara Varner, Rose Ivey (Leroy), Benny Gray, Johnny R Harris, William Harris (Greta), Brian Harris (Rihanna), Carol Lynn Price (Arthur) and Jeanette Harris all of Thomaston, GA; Mickel Gray (Tammy Smith) of Stone Mountain, Gal; Gloria Davis of Atlanta; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mrs. Ernestine Rawls Barrett

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Mrs. Ernestine Rawls Barrett, age 85 who resided at 101 3rd Street, Barnesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, April 25th . In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to West Mt. Sinai Building Fund or George and Ernestine Barrett’s Scholarship Fund at Gordon College. Public viewing for Mrs. Barrett will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, (April 29-30) from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 174 Mill Street, Barnesville, Georgia. Private graveside service will be held for the family. A Public Celebration of Life will be announced later. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Barnesville, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Barrett is survived by 4 children: Antonio Sheroid Barrett (Suzette) of Hampton, GA; Bruce Jerome Barrett (Teresa) of Hawaii; Wanda Faye O’Neal (Benjamin) of Kathleen, GA; Stanley Rawls Barrett (Bonita) of Sumter, SC; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mrs. Mildred Searcy Caldwell

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Mrs. Mildred Searcy Caldwell, age 81 who resided at 250 Kendall Road, Yatesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, April 16th at the Upson Regional Hospital. Public viewing will be held on Saturday, April 18th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, Thomaston, Georgia. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the family will have a private graveside service. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Caldwell is survived by 6 children: Roy Caldwell (Wantisha), Richard L. Caldwell of Yatesville, GA; Robert J. Caldwell (Portia) of Griffin, GA; Millicent Wright (Pastor Ricky Wright) of Thomaston, GA; Bobbette Harper (Dexter), Tracy Caldwell (Kim) of Griffin, GA; Faye Dawson whom she reared as her daughter of Griffin, GA; 14 grand- children, 16 great-grandchildren; 5 siblings; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss her.

Mr. James Edward Holmes

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Mr. James Edward Holmes, 61 who resided at 1431 C Zorn Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 10th at the Upson Regional Hospital. The family will receive friends at the home of his nephew, Tyson Holmes at 122 3rd Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Memorial services will be announced later by Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston. Mr. Holmes is survived by his son, Lorenzo Daniel (Kim Lowe) of Thomaston; five grand- children: Keteria Ferguson, Kiona Daniel, Isaiah Alston, Lorenzo Daniel Jr. and Larissa Daniel; four siblings: Dianne Price, Brenda Holmes (James Daniel), Martha Howell and Anita Holmes; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mrs. Edwina Traylor Hughley

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Mrs. Edwina Taylor Hughley, age 104 of Griffin, Georgia passed on Monday, April 13th at the Renaissance Healthcare of Griffin, Georgia. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Maxine Searcy (Lonnie), 103 Pecan Point, Griffin, Georgia. Public viewing will be held on Thursday, April 16th from1:00 -4:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home at 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 17th at 11:00 a. m. at the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, 1759 Copeland Street, Thomaston, Georgia 30286. Pastor Niesha Davis will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Hughley is survived by two children: Maxine Searcy (Lonnie) of Griffin, GA; Horace Hughley Jr. of Columbus, GA; sister-in-law, Garnecia Stanley; 8 grandchildren; over 20 great grandchildren; over 20 great-great grandchildren; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Miss Cleone Sanders

Miss Cleone Sanders, age 89 who resided at 675 Steve Drive S. W. Atlanta, Georgia passed away on Thursday, April 2nd at her resident. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 10th at 1:00 p.m. at the Mt. Zion Baptist church of Yatesville, Georgia. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pastor Cedric Thomas will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home is in charge of all services

Mr. Robert “Wayne” Bailey, Sr.

Mr. Robert “Wayne” Bailey, Sr. of Perry, GA formally of Thomaston, GA. passed away on March 20, 2020 in Warner Robins, GA. Visitation will be held tomorrow prior to funeral service beginning at 9:00 A.M. Funeral Services will be held on 12:00 P.M. Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Bentley’s & Sons Memorial Chapel in Thomaston, GA. Pastor Jimmy Lyons will render the Eulogy. Pease continue to pray for the family. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional arrangements.

Mrs. Annette Harris Godfrey

Mrs.Annete Harris Godfrey

Mrs. Annette Harris Godfrey, age 56 who resided at 20165 Hwy 85 in Gay, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, March 31st at the Brightmoor Hospice of Griffin, Georgia. The family will receive friends at the home of her brother, Arthur (Debra) Harris at 20594 Hwy 85, Gay, Georgia. Gravesides services will be held on Sunday, April 5th at 2:00 p.m. at the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery, 5710 Mt. Carmel Road, Gay, Georgia 30218. Pastor Willie Sinkfield will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Woodbury is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Godfrey is survived by six siblings: Janice Owens, Arthur (Debra) Harris, Cynthia Harris, Vanessa Harris Langhorne (Michael), Corey Douglas Harris and Alphonso Harris; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. Demarous “DQ” Dawson Sr.

Mr.Demarous Dawson Sr.

Mr. Demarous “DQ” Dawson Sr. age 45 who resided at 639 South Center Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 14th at the Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital in Griffin, Georgia. The family will receive friends at the home of his parents, James (Barbara) Dawson at 309 Allen Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Funeral services for Mr. Dawson will be held on Saturday, March 21st at 1:00 p.m. at the Macedonia Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Southview Cemetery. Pastor Eddie Johnson Sr. will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Dawson is survived by his wife, Faye Walker Dawson; parents; James (Barbara) Dawson; 3 children: Tanisha Dawson, Stephanie Dawson and Demarous Dawson Jr; one he reared as his own, Y’Asia Gray; 3 grandchildren: Khaiden Atwater, Ka’cen Atwater and Rhylee Diggs all of Thomaston, GA; God-daughter, Alexis Davis of McDonough, GA; cousins that were reared up as sibling: Nicole Frost of Tennessee; Tawanda Green (Lorenzo) of Fort Valley, GA; Schlanda Gotell of Lagrange, GA; aunts and uncles: Lula Gotell and Mattie Gotell of Barnesville, GA; Ida Mae Gotell of Griffin, GA; Jergen (Melvin) Mack of Atlanta, GA; Frank (Mildred) Gotell of Decatur, GA; Alvin Strickland (Brenda) of Ellenwood, GA; Ann (Johnny) Dawson, Elaine King, Bonita Stewart, Kenneth Stewart “Huggy Bear”, Libby Paige, Robin Stewart and Danny Stewart all of Thomaston, GA; special friends: Reginald Howell (Sharon), Sherrod Smith (Tasha), Taye Jordan (Keisha) and James Dawson (Carliss) all of Thomaston, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mrs. Ermma Jean Williams

Mrs. Ermma Jean Williams

Mrs. Ermma Jean Williams, age 83 who resided at 1055 Lancanshire Circle, Stone Mountain, Georgia passed away on Sunday, March 8th at her resident. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 14th at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 North Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Pastor Jimmy Lyons will officiate. Interment will follow in the South View Cemetery. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Williams is survived by one brother, L. J. Williams (Elizabeth) of Detroit, MI; 3 grand- children: Gerald Williams, Jamie Williams and James Will Williams, Jr. all of Stone Mountain, GA; great-grandson, Kaden James Gaston; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. Jermaine Devarr Hunt

Mr. Jermaine Devarr Hunt

Mr. Jermaine Devarr Hunt, age 34 who resided at 1134 Sly Fox Run, Fairburn, Georgia passed away on Monday, March 2nd at the Emory Midtown Hospital. The family will receive friends at the home of his Mother, at 179 Bray Street, Woodbury, Georgia. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 7th at 1:00 p.m. at the Woodbury Miracle Fellowship Center. Interment will follow in the Walker Memory Garden. Bishop Thomas Daniel is pastor and Rev. William Searcy will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Hunt is survived by his father, William Lee Hunt Sr. of Manchester, GA; mother, Charlotte Anderson of Woodbury, GA; 2 children: Jermiya Nicole Hunt and Kamilla D Smith; 4 siblings: William Lee Hunt Jr. (Neasha Marie) of Woodbury, GA; Cornelius Deonta Hunt (Porsche) of Griffin, GA; Alexis Gibson and Jasmin Nicole Hunt both of Manchester, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mrs. Geraldine Zorn Hollis

Mrs. Geraldine Zorn Hollis

Mrs. Geraldine Zorn Hollis, age 70 who resided at 315 Barnesville Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Saturday, February 15th at her resident. The family will receive friends at their resident. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at the Mary Lizzie Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Welcome Grove Church Cemetery. Pastor McArthur Childs will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Hollis is survived by 8 children: Tony Zorn, Danny Walker (Greta King) and Tommy Zorn all of Thomaston, GA; Todd Walker of Lagrange, GA; Laquita Hayes, Adrian Hollis and Marcus Hollis of East Point, GA; Demetrius Geiger of Hampton, GA; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; 7 siblings: Willie George Hughley (Johnette), Charles Zorn, Virginia Zorn, and Helen Zorn all of Thomaston, GA; Andrew Zorn, Mattie Zorn and Gail Zorn Patterson (Roy) all of Atlanta, GA; one aunt, Mrs. Edwina Hughley; sisters and brothers-in-law; Doris Wells and Brenda Hollis of Lithonia, GA; Gevonia Garland and Joyce Hollis of Thomaston, GA; a host of nieces, nephews cousins and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. Earnest McCrary

Mr. Earnest McCrary

Mr. Earnest McCrary, age 72 who resided at 310 River Dance Way, Tyrone, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, February 18th at the Condor Rehab of Senoia, Georgia. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 22nd at 12:00 noon at the Christ Family Divine Ministry at 26190 Hwy 85, Senoia, Georgia. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pastor Angela Prather will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. McCrary is survived by 5 children: Derrick Parham of California; Darrell (Annette) Parham of Gay, GA; Angela (Rodney) Prather of Tyrone, GA; Sandra (Willie) Denson of Newnan, GA; Tony (Lisa) Parham of Gay, GA; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 5 siblings: Tammy (Randy) Harris, Lisa (Kevin) Woodard, Annie McCrary, James (Louise) McCrary, James (Pam) McCrary, Gail Maynard, Valerie Tucker and Charles(Carolyn) Cooper; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. George Few Jr.

Mr. George Few Jr.

Mr. George Few, Jr, age 91who resided at 2560 Lantern Lane, College Park, Georgia passed away on Monday, Feburary 17th at the Arbor Terrace Cascade of Atlanta, GA; Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 22nd at 11:00 a.m. at the Sardis Baptist Church of Barnesville, Georgia. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Ayo Bandele is pastor and Rev. Jasper Williams will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Few is survived by 4 children: Mr. Ronnie Few (Brenda) and Mrs. Jeanette Roberts of Atlanta, GA; Mr. Larry Few (Mazie) of Fayetteville, GA; Mrs. Cynthia Person (Tony) of College Park, GA; 5 grandchildren: Jamie Roberts, Kourtney Mance, Nicholas Few, Brian Few and Latoya Harris; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law: Louise White, Anna Cora Smalls, Patsy Dexter, Laura Mae Hasberry and Katherine Johnson all of Cleveland OH; Elizabeth O’Neal of Conyer, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Willie James Brown Jr.

Mr. Willie James Brown Jr.

Mr. Willie James Brown Jr., age 69 who resided at 178 Bray Street, Woodbury, Georgia passed away on Sunday, February 16th at the Oakview Nursing Home of Waverly Hall, GA; The family will receive friends at their resident. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 22nd at 1:00 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Walker Memory Garden. Pastor J. D. Walker will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Reaver Mae Hinton Brown of Woodbury, GA; 3 children: Willie James Brown III, Joanne Brown Alexander (Terry) and Dennis Lee Brown (Beth); 4 siblings: Catherine Carter, Glady Leonard, Margaret Hinton and Brenda Brown all of Woodbury, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Marcus “Knot” Hartage

Marcus Hartage

Mr. Marcus “Knot” Hartage, age 37 who resided at 5985 Whitehouse Parkway, Warmsprings, Georgia passed away on Saturday, February 1st. The family will receive friends at their resident. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 8th at 1:00 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Woodbury, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Walker Memory Garden. Rev. J.D. Walker is pastor and Rev. Sherman Curtis will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Woodbury is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Hartage is survived by his father, Richard Hartage of Warmsprings, GA; mother, Eloise Prather Kelly (Johnny); 3 siblings: Roderick Hartage, Javoris Hartage and Tron Dumas; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly

Mr. Lucious Lee Rouseau

Mr. Lucious Rouseau

Mr. Lucious Lee Rouseau, age 66 who resided at 568 Triune Village, passed away on Sunday, February 2nd at his resident. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Luvenia Rouseau at 1548 Triune Mill Road, Thomaston, Georgia. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 8th at 11:00 a.m. at the Henderson Temple True Church of God, 757 Old Talbotton Road, Thomaston, GA; Interment will follow in the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Elder Willis Mann will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Rouseau is survived by 6 siblings: Annie Mae Singleton (Bobby) of Macon, GA; Nancy Brown, Bernice Searcy (Curtis), Luvenia Rouseau and Stanley Rouseau all of Thomaston, GA; Brenda Pullin (Martin) of Lithonia, GA; aunts and uncles: G. W. Rouseau of Griffin, GA; Louise Robinson of Decatur, GA; Edward Rouseau (Minnie) of Detroit, MI; Joel Rouseau (Dorothy) of Atlanta, GA; a devoted friend, Robin Alexander of Thomaston, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss him dearly.

Miss Veronica King

Miss Veronica King

Miss Veronica King, age 45, affectionately known as “Runt” who resided at 109 McFarlin Road, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 31st at the Spalding Regional Hospital. The family will receive friends at her resident. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, February 4th at 1:00 p.m. at the Parklane Event Center at 205 Park Lane Thomaston, Georgia. Rev. Thomas Willis will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Miss King is survived by her loving mother, Mrs. Effie Reviere Smith of Thomaston, GA; her father, Mr. Charlie King of East Point, GA; 5 siblings: Regina Holmes of Thomaston,GA; Robert Horton of Zebulon, GA; RhondaHorton of Love Joy; Karol Lynn Short of McDonough, GA; Antwon Darnell of Norcross, GA; aunts and uncles: Terri Reviere Jackson, Kevin Durrah and Marvin King all of Thomaston, GA; John Albert King and Harvey King Jr. of Atlanta, GA; special devoted friends: Shanta Farley of Jackson, GA; Tesha Jones; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. Patrick Nelson Reviere

Mr. Patrick Nelson Reviere

Mr. Patrick Nelson Reviere, age 59 who resided at 319 South Bethel Street, Apt-318 Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, January 28th at the Upson Regional Hospital. The family will receive friends at the home of a sister, Angela Petty at 203 Drake Drive, Thomaston, Georgia. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 3rd at 1200 noon at the Macedonia Baptist Church. Rev. Eddie Johnson is pastor and Rev. Thomas Willis will officiate. Interment will follow in the Southview Cemetery. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Public visitation for Mr. Reviere will be on Saturday, February 1st from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday, February 2nd from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the chapel of Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home. Mr. Reviere is survived by one daughter, Patricesa Reviere; father, Fletcher Reviere Sr; wife, Myrtle Lou Reviere; a son he reared as his own, Robert Crosland; a devoted companion, Kathy Crosland all of Thomaston, GA; 9 siblings: Angela Willis Petty (Ronald), Fletcher Reviere, Jr, Calvin Reviere, Flash Edward Reviere, Tom Jordan, Diane Jordan and Mary Ann Caldwell all of Thomaston, GA; Kevoris Williams of Woodland, GA; Lavern Young (Donny) of Douglasville, GA; 3 aunts: Mrs. Trudie Willis of Thomaston; Mrs. Gertrude Thomas of Jonesboro, GA; Mrs. Carrie Chaney of Boston, Mass; several cousins and friends that will miss him dearly.

Evangelist Mary McDowell Foster

Evangelist Mary McDowell Foster

Evangelist Mary McDowell Foster, age 75 who resided at 121 Rocker Road, Greenville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, January 25th at the Spalding Regional Hospital. The family will receive friends at their resident. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 1st at 1:00 p.m. at the St. Paul Holiness Church of Senoia, Georgia. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Woodbury, GA is in charge of all professional services. Evangelist Foster is survived by ten children: Tarqi Sims (Henry), Robert McDowell (Vanessa), Annette McDowell, Cheryl McGee (Edward) Dennis Foster (Kimberly) Pastor Roger Foster (Janey), Willie Clarence Foster (Leasie), David Foster, Bruce Foster and Michael Foster; 23 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren; 3 siblings: Annie Grace Patmon, Dolly Pope (Guy) and Brenda McDowell; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Deacon Willie Buford Harris

Deacon Willie Buford Harris, age 95 who resided at 209 Washington Street, Thomaston Georgia passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at the Providence Health Care. The family will receive friends at his resident. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 7th at 12:00 noon at the Macedonia Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Pastor Eddie Johnson will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Deacon Harris is survived by four children: Mary Meadows (Raymond) of Atlanta, GA; Brydi Alsobrooks of Riverdale, GA; Phillis Walker of Atlanta, GA; Kendrick Walker of Ellenwood, GA; 9 grandchildren; several great and great-great grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Jim Tamplin

Mr. Jim Tamplin, age 75 of Lamar County passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020 at the Macon Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 11th at 11:00 a.m. at the Fluellyn/Freeman Memorial Chapel at Bentley’s Funeral Home 174 Mill Street of Barnesville, Georgia. Dr. Eddie Collier will officiate. Interment will follow in the O’Neal Cemetery. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Tamplin is survived by four siblings: David Tamplin (Virginia) of Barnesville, GA; Bobby Tamplin (Barbara) of Snellville, GA; Dorothy Tamplin of Winter Garden, FL; Harold Tamplin of Athen, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Nathaniel Walker

Mr. Nathaniel Walker, age 74 who resided at 281 Wallingford Drive, Hampton, Georgia passed away on Monday, January 6th at his resident. The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter, Katrica “Trina” Walker at 309 Daniel Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 11th at 11:00 a.m. at the Raymond Henry Bentley Memorial Chapel at Bentley’s Funeral Home at 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Bentley’s Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Walker is survived by his wife, Rosie Lee Wilburn Walker of Hampton, GA; one daughter, Katrica Walker of Thomaston, GA; four children: Dasha Walker (Myron), Chasity Walker of Thomaston, GA; Christopher Walker of Macon, GA; Sanchez Daniel of Thomaston, GA; eight great-grandchildren: Asia Allen, Brandie Carriker, Teionna Carriker, D’Myrion Walker, Messiah Buffin, Skylar Buffin and Legaci “Bella” Walker all of Thomaston, GA; Hannah Ellerbee of Griffin, GA; one sister, Jacqueline Walker of Thomaston, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mrs. Dorothy Mae Brooks Walker

Mrs. Dorothy Mae Brooks Walker, age 84 who resided at 116 Pineview Drive, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 20th at her resident. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 27th at 1:00 p.m. at the Welcome Grove Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Lincoln Park Cemetery. Rev. Honkeithviles Respress is pastor and Rev. Eddie Collier will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Walker is survived by one nephew she reared as her own, Jarvis Terrell Brooks; one brother, Louis A. Brooks; one sister, Johnnie B Matthews; a niece, Lewistine Smith (Willie Lee); two nephews: Oscar Lee Brooks all of Thomaston, GA; Sandelo Matthews of Decatur, GA; sister-in-law, Ozella Brooks of Atlanta, GA; three devoted cousins: Robert Walker of Cleveland, OH; Savannah Weston of Asburn, GA; Marveline Benson of Tifton, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mrs. Alice L Clark Colquitt

Mrs. Alice L Clark Colquitt

Mrs. Alice L Clark Colquitt, age 84 who resided at 217 Thirkeld Avenue Apt 314 passed away on Sunday, December 29th . Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 4th at 11:00 a.m. at the Changing A Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church, 3350 Greebriar Pkwy SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30331. Bishop Paul Morton is pastor. Pastor Benjamin Mays Jr. will officiate. Interment will follow in the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery of Thomaston, Georgia. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Colquitt is survived by four children: Lannette Clark of Powder Springs, GA; Minister Mia Collier (Eddie) of Thomaston, GA; Prophet Sebrecia Colquitt of Snellville, GA; Minister Cassandra Colquitt of Thomaston, GA; five grandchildren: Antonio Clark, Curtavious Clark, Curshuna Clark and Curdravious Clark; 8 great-grandchildren: Morgan Clark, Aniya Clark, Ryan Clark, Daquavious Maddox, Robert Maddox, Khalied Clark, Symere Clark and Kierra Glover; a special niece and nephew: Patricia Handspike and Kahiem Maddox both of Atlanta, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. Bruce Daniel

Mr. Bruce Daniel

Mr. Bruce Daniel, age 62 who resided at 106 Adam Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019 at Emory Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Xchelon, 308 N. Center St. Thomaston, GA from 2:00-4:00 pm for family and friends to share some of their favorite memories, to laugh, to cry, and remember a wonderful person who will be greatly missed. Mr. Daniel is survived by 10 siblings: Marilyn Daniel, Larry Daniel (Francis), Carolyn Daniel, Stephen Daniel, Danny Daniel all of Thomaston, GA; Lorilynn Daniel of Albany, GA; Sylvia Daniel of Douglasville, GA; Shirley McClendon (Anthony) of Macon, GA; Lisa Grant (Isaiah) of Stockbridge, GA; Vickie Richardson of Thomaston, GA; Rhonda Daniel of Thomaston, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Margie Alsobrooks Chaney

Mother Margie Alsobrooks Chaney, age 79 who resided at 1447 Crest Hwy, Thomaston Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 18th at the Navicent Macon Medical Center. The family will receive friends at her resident. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at the Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Fellowship Cemetery. Pastor Charles E. Reeves will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mother Chaney is survived by four children: Apostle Carl Chaney of Thomaston, GA; Mr. Ronnie Chaney (Jennifer) of Jonesboro, GA; Mr. Irvin Chaney (Susan) of Concord, GA; Mr. Anthony Chaney of Thomaston, GA; three grandchildren: Tomeka Chaney of Decatur, GA; Lasay Chaney of Columbus, GA; Dr. Shakeria L. Chaney of McDonough, GA; one great-grandchild, Franklin Walker of Decatur, GA; 4 siblings: Pastor Jennette Alsobrooks Holt, Mr. Alther Alsobrooks, Mr. Eddie Frank Drain and Mrs. Bonnie Howell (Johnny) all of Thomaston, GA; sisters and brother-in-law: Rosa Lee Carter, Willie “Bubba” Chaney (Lynn) and Sussie Mae Chaney all of Thomaston, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Asia Jethro Carter

Mr. Asia Jethro Carter age 72 who resided at 300 Triune Avenue, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Monday, December 16th at his resident. Funeral services will be hold on Saturday, December 21st at 1:00 P.M. at the J. E. Bentley Chapel at Bentley’s Funeral Home 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Rocky Mount CME Cemetery. Rev. Ricky Wright will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Carter is survived by his wife, Brenda Mae Grant Carter of Thomaston, GA; five children: Veronica Terry, Christopher Walker, Ashley Carter and Gabrielle Carter all of Thomaston, GA; Kevin Carter of Jonesboro, GA; one sister, Gloria Carter of Thomaston, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. George Oscar Ward Jr.

Georgia Oscar Ward Jr.

Mr. George Oscar Ward Jr. age 74 who resided at 154 Adam Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away Monday, December 16th at the Upson Regional Hospital. The family may will receive friends at his resident. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 20th at 1:00 p.m. at the Raymond Henry Bentley Memorial Chapel at Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 North Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Southview Cemetery. Pastor Jimmy Lyons will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Ward is survived by two siblings. Jean Ward Jordan of Thomaston, GA; Georgia Ann Gray (Curly B) of College Park, GA; a host of nieces, nephews and friends that will miss him dearly.

MRS. GERALDINE ANTHONY OWENS

MRS. GERALDINE ANTHONY OWENS

MRS. GERALDINE ANTHONY OWENS, age 66 formerly of Woodbury, Ga. Died on Friday November 22nd in Columbia, SC. Funeral services will be held on Saturday November 30th at noon from the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church of Woodbury Pastor J.D. Walker will officiate and serve as the eulogist. BENTLEY AND SONS FUNERAL HOME OF WOODBURY, GA., is in charge of all arrangements.

DEACON CHARLIE JAMES WORTHY JR

Deacon Charlie James Worthy Jr.

DEACON CHARLIE JAMES WORTHY JR, age 87 of 411 College Street in the city of Thomaston passed away on Wednesday Nov. 20th at the Upson Regional Medical Center. The family may be contacted at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday Nov. 26th at 1:00pm from the Logtown Bethel Church with the Pastor Joel Wade officiating and the Eulogist. Deacon Worthy is survived by his wife; Mrs. Marion Walker-Worthy, of Thomaston, his children Ezer C. Worthy, Thomaston, Melvin Dickerson, Yatesville, Charlene Rogers, Thomaston, Bruce Raglin, Riverdale, Ga., Stanley Walker, Evangeline Acey, and Charlie S. Walker all of Thomaston, Ga. six grandchildren, five great grandchildren. on sister Mildred Thomas of Calumet, Illinois. Bentley and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Mr. Curtis Leon Middlebrooks

Mr. Curtis Leon Middlebrooks

Mr. Curtis Leon Middlebrooks, age 55 who resided at 305 Louise Lane, Griffin, Georgia passed away on Sunday, November 17th. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Joyce Mitchell at 102 Raines Terrace, Thomaston, Georgia. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 23rd at 12:00 noon at the Raymond Henry Bentley Memorial Chapel at Bentley’s Funeral Home 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Rev. Thomas Willis will officiate. Mr. Middlebrooks is survived by three siblings: Sherry Caldwell, Joyce Mitchell (Ricky) and Connie Webb (Donald) all of Thomaston, GA; aunts and uncles: Claudette Middlebrooks, Geraldine Rutherford and Susie Kate Jackson all of Thomaston, GA; Walter B. Atwater of Atlanta, GA; James Napier (Leila) of South Carolina; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Hessey McGee

>Mr. Hessey McGee

Mr. Hessey McGee, age 93 who resided at 1182 Hwy 80, Culloden, Georgia passed away on Thursday, November 14th at the Upson Regional Hospital. The family will receive friends at their resident. Memorial services will be held on Friday, November 22nd at the Raymond Bentley Memorial Chapel at Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Mr. McGee is survived by his wife, Mrs. Francis Walker McGee of Culloden, GA; two children: Delores McGee of Milwaukee, WI; Wayne McGee of Chidester AK; several grandchildren; a sister, Berline Purify of Illinois; sisters-in-law: Earnestine White of Warner Robins, GA; Fibbie Raines of Culloden, GA; close nieces: Miclean McGee of Warner Robins, GA; Barbara Davis (Larry) of Knoxville, GA; Joann Middlebrooks (Rick) of Hampton, GA; several other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mrs. Inez Lyons Cox

Inez Cox

Mrs. Inez Lyons Cox, age 85 who resided at 53 Barnesville Road, Yatesville, Georgia passed away on Monday, October 28th at the Navicent Medical Center. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Mary Nell Lyons at 53 Barnesville Road, Yatesville, Georgia. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 31st at 11:00 a.m. at the Raymond Henry Bentley Memorial Chapel at Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Yatesville, Georgia. Rev. Robert Releford will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all services. Mrs. Cox is survived by three children: Mary Nell Lyons of Yatesville, GA; Timmie Lyons of Thomaston, GA; Jimmie Cox (Cecil) of Barnesville, GA; 4 grandchildren; Christie Lyons and Ian Lyons of Thomaston, GA; Joshua Cox and Jarret Cox of Barnesville, GA; 2 great-grand children; Zoe Lyons and Christian Alsobrooks of Thomaston, GA; one sister, Josephine Zellner of Yatesville, GA; Mark Kendall she loved as a son, Mark Kendall of Thomaston, GA; close friends: Jeff (Susan) Haygood of Yatesville, GA; Roger (Cindy) Ellington of Thomaston, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. Kelvin Delnoski King

Kelvin King

Mr. Kelvin Delnoski King, age 53 who resided at 401 N. Bethel Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, October 22nd at the Upson Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be held on Friday, November 1st at 1:00 p.m. at the Raymond Henry Bentley Memorial chapel at Bentley’s Funeral Home, 518 N. Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Rev. David Hopewell Sr. will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mr. King is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ophelia King of Thomaston, Georgia; daughter, Ke’ Andra Spencer of Fort Valley, GA; 3 grandchildren: Keudon, Keon and Aaliyah; siblings: Sonya King, Karen McCoy, Judge William Hughley, Stacy Hughley (Vanessa), Anthony Hughley (Renee) and Gregory Hughley (Retina) all of Thomaston, GA; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends that will miss him very dearly.

Mr.John Demetris Price Sr.

John Demetris Price Sr.

Mr. John Demetris Price Sr. age 48 who resided at 392 Atlanta Street, Barnesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, October 9th at the Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. The family may be contacted at their resident. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 19th at 12:00 noon at the New Life Anointed Ministries of 948 Veterans Pkwy, Barnesville, Georgia. Pastor Nancy Dadds will preside and Pastor Michele Sonnier will be the Eulogist. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Barnesville, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Price is survived by his wife, Elevyn Martin Price of Barnesville, GA; mother, Gail Marie Worthy of Dover, Delaware; children: Jah Daya S Martin of Barnesville, GA; John Price Jr.; granddaughter, Jayda Price both of Gary, Indiana; 4 siblings: Michelle Sonnier (Derek) of Texas; Chantele Price of Newark, MD;McQuail Price of Towson, MD; brother and sisters-in-law, Keona Martin and Emmit Martin (Melissa) of Dover, Delaware; Demetrius Martin (Virginia) of Smyrna, Delaware; uncles and aunts: Anthony Worthy (Sherry) of Ohio; Imogene Baynard of Federalsburg, MD; Michelle Westbrook of Dover, Delaware; Phillip Worthy of New Burton, CT; Christopher Worthy, Elvin Caslin and Erwin Caslin (Tyronza) all of Barnesville, GA; Avery Hudson (Tyandra) of Stockbridge, GA; Robert Worthy (Elaine) of Marydel, MD; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Miss Latrella Shanta Hall

Miss Latrella Shanta Hall, age 31 who resided at 200 May Lane, Gay, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, October 15th at the Warm Springs Medical Center. The family will receive friends at her resident. Funeral services will be announced by Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Woodbury, Georgia. Miss Hall is survived by her father, Willie Jackson and mother, Tracy Mitchell; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mrs. Aerodell King McCoy

Mrs. Aerodell King McCoy

Mrs. Aerodell King McCoy, age 75 who resided at 195 Folk Avenue, Woodbury, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 5th. The family will receive friends at 30 Jasmine Lane, Woodbury, Georgia. Public viewing for Mrs. McCoy will be held on Friday, October 11th from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Bentley’s Funeral Home of Woodbury, Georgia. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 12th at 2:00 p.m. at the Woodbury Miracle Fellowship Center. Interment will follow in the Walker Memory Garden. Bishop Thomas Daniels will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Woodbury, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. McCoy is survived by 9 children: Vickey Owens (Marquez), Timothy Echols, Lavangile (Shirley), Linda Waller (Fen), Azell Echols, Alethia Green (Terry), Manus McCoy, Angelia McCoy and Angel McCoy; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 2 siblings: Sandy Lee Anthony (Jeanette) and Ezell McGill; sisters and brothers-in-law: Peggy McCoy, James McCoy, James Owens (Angela) and Willie Albert Carter (Sonia); aunt, Lillie Mae McGill; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. Ricky Lamar Andrews

Ricky Andrews

Mr. Ricky Lamar Andrews, age 55 who resided at 228 Jeff Davis Road, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Friday, September 20th at his resident. The family will receive friends at their resident. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 28th at 11:00 a.m. at the Raymond Henry Bentley Memorial Chapel at 518 North Hightower Street, Thomaston, Georgia. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Andrews is survived by his wife, Denise Priester Andrews of Thomaston, Georgia; five children: Candyce Carriker, Ricky Priester, Jonniece Searcy (Arkeyvious) and Johnny Priester all of Thomaston, GA; Marcus Wright of Lagrange, GA; three grandchildren: Cierra Priester, Hyland Searcy and JaKobe Lamar Carriker all of Thomaston, GA; two brothers: Willie Andrews (Dorene) of Thomaston and Edwin Robertson of Butler, GA; sisters and brothers-in-law: Michele Priester and Sharon Andrews of Thomaston, GA; Douglas Priester of New Jersey; Joseph Priester of California; a devoted and long time friend, Randy Chastain of Thomaston, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr. Deleymon Thompson

Deleymon Thompson

Mr. Deleymon Thompson, age 64 who resided at 80 Raven Drive, Woodbury, Georgia passed away on Thursday, September 12th at the Brightmoor Hospice of Griffin, Georgia. The family may be contacted at their resident. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 21st at 11:00 a.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Woodbury, Georgia. Pastor J. D. Walker will officiate. Mr. Thompson is survived by two children: Christy Johnson (Quincy) and Delia Thompson;7 grand children; 8 great-grandchildren; two brothers: James (Jackie) Thompson and Arthur Phillip Willis; uncle, Elder Richard Thompson (Deborah); a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him very dearly.

Mrs. Mattie Mae White Copening

Mattie Copening

Mrs. Mattie Mae White Copening, age 76 who resided at 2618 Lakeshore Drive, College Park, Georgia passed away on Sunday, September 15th at her resident. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 21st at 11:00 a.m. at the East Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the O’Neal Cemetery. Pastor Jimmy Lyons will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Copening is survived by 5 siblings: Joyce Jordan (Lawrence) of Riverdale, GA; Cathy of Decatur, GA; Tammy Warner of Barnesville, GA; Douglas White of College Park, GA; Ricky White of Barnesville, GA; several aunts, uncles and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives that will miss her dearly.

Mr.Ameil Davius Campbell

Mr. Ameil Davius Campbell, age 48 who resided at 227 Rose Avenue, Woodbury, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, September 10th at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. The family will receive friends at his resident. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 19th at 2:00 p.m. at the Woodbury Miracle Fellowship Center. Interment will follow in the Walker Memory Garden. Bishop Dreyfus C Smith will officiate. Bishop Thomas Daniel is pastor. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Woodbury, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Campbell is survived by his mother, Annette Campbell; one daughter, Andrea Campbell both of Woodbury, GA; one grandchild, Ahvi Campbell; 14 siblings: Angela (Earl) Sheffield, Adrian (Aretha) Campbell, Arlene (Derrick) Alexander, Artemus (Michele) Campbell, Arnold (April) Campbell, Arnitra (Chris) Shaw, April Campbell, Alvin Campbell, Aloysius (Nesha) Campbell, Alexis (Demetric) Rosser, Amy Campbell, Alicia (Harold) Powell, Atron Favors and Shaquane Wright; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mr.Nick Jack Rutland

Nick Rutland

Mr. Nick Jack Rutland, age 75 who resided at 126 Westchester Drive, Barnesville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, September 17th at the Spalding Regional Hospital. The family can be contacted at his resident. Funeral services will be announced by Bentley’s Funeral Home of Barnesville, Georgia. Mr. Rutland is survived by 7 children: Venorrta Ward (Robert), Mary Underwood, Lincoln Curtis Underwood, Connie Davis (Tommy), Jacqueline Williamson, Willie Underwood and Angela Simmons all of Barnesville, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mrs. Janie Lee Dawson Gordon

Janie Lee Dawson Gordon

Mrs. Janie Lee Dawson Gordon, age 79 who resided at 108 Roberts Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, August 28th at the Upson Regional Hospital. The family will receive friends at her resident. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 5th at 12:00 noon at the Welcome Grove Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Rev. Honkeithviles Respress is pastor and Rev. Eddie J. Collier will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Gordon is survived by three children she reared as her own: Mrs. Alika (Terrance) Kendall of Thomaston, GA; Karl Gordon (Roshell) of Ringoes, NJ; Keith Gordon of Fredericksburg, VA; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Geraltine Phillips and a niece, Monique Knight of Thomaston, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mrs. Annie Ruth Waters Hendrix

Annie Ruth Waters Hendrix

Mrs. Annie Ruth Waters Hendrix, age 83 who resided at 1179 Middlebrooks Road Woodbury, Georgia passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the Upson Regional Medical Center. Public viewing will be held on Tuesday, July 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. following visitation. Interment will follow in the Greenville City Cemetery. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Woodbury, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Hendrix is survived by her husband, Ralph Hendrix of Woodbury, GA; three children: Randall Hendrix (Kay) and Shirley Hill (Ron); 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. Curtis Favors

Curtis Favors

Mr. Curtis Favors, age 49 formerly of 459 Cove Road, Woodbury, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019. The family will receive friends at their resident. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 10th at 11:00 a. m. at the Woodbury Miracle Fellowship Center. Interment will follow in the Red Oak Cemetery of Gay, Georgia. Pastor, Bishop Thomas Daniel will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Woodbury is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Favors is survived by his wife, Eleanor Penson Favors of Woodbury, GA; four children: Dasheanna Favors, Carderrious Favors, Chadeidra Favors and Kelisha Favors; 8 grandchildren; four siblings: Latrease Childs, Tiffany Favors, Melissa Wimbish and Marcus Wimbish; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mrs. Mattie Pearl Miller Griffin

Mattie Griffin

Mrs. Mattie Pearl Miller Griffin, age 72 who resided at 1481 Hwy 80 passed away on Wednesday, July 10th at the Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon, Georgia. The family will receive friends at their resident. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 13th at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethel Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Ronald Antione is pastor and Rev. Keith Respress will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Griffin is survived by her husband, Charlie Griffin, Jr. three children: Sandra Freeman (Fletcher) of Salem Community; Charlie Griffin III (Alicia) of Wintergreen, NC; Adrien Griffin of Warner Robins, GA; 8 grandchildren: Shakita Griffin, Alexus Freeman, Kywantis Freeman, Charliea Griffin, Devin Griffin, Raven Griffin, Sydney Griffin and Amariya Griffin; 4 siblings: Roosevelt Miller Jr. (Evangeline), Raymond Miller, Henry Miller (Gladys) all of Salem Community; Lizzie Barnes of Atlanta, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. Larry Matthews

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Mr. Larry Matthews, age 71 of Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Thursday, June 20th at the Harborview Nursing Home. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Mrs. Earnestine Trice at 2879 Pickard Place, Thomaston, Georgia. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 26th at the Friendship Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Southview Cemetery. Pastor Jimmy Lyons will be the Eulogist The Repast will be held at the New Linclon Park AME Church, Pastor Ralph Searcy. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Matthews leaves to cherish his memories; The Lyons, Allen, Walker, Parks and Lowes families; niece, Leslie Brown; nephew, Lorenzo Brown both of Columbus, GA; sister, Earnestine (James) Trice; caretaker, Geraldine (Bennie) Danielly of Thomaston, GA; Roland Tamplin of Macon, GA; friends: Kenneth Jordan, Allene Hutcherson, Natalie Spinks, Tammy Green and Viola Robinson all of Thomaston, GA; adopted parents: Rev. John A. (Sis. Lettie Matthews) of Atlanta, GA; Dr. Jonathan Busbee and staff; Harborview Nursing Home; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mrs. Christine Favors Dunn

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Mrs. Christine Favors Dunn, age 76 who resided at 160 Bray Road, Woodbury, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 18th at the Warm Springs Hospital. The family will receive friends at her resident. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 25th at 11:00 a.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Walker Memory Garden. Pastor J. D. Walker will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Woodbury, Georgia is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Dunn is survived by four children: Cynthia Campbell (Gary) of Woodbury, GA; Gwenda Amey (Larry) of Greenville, GA; Willie Buck Dunn (Angela) of Jacksonville, FL; Dr. Alfreta Dunn Logan (Rufus) of Hampton, GA; five siblings: Minnie Lewis and Judy Haynes (Joe) of Woodbury, GA; John Henry Favors (Mary) of Greenville, GA; Billie Hardnett (Bobby) and Gloria Jones (D’Wight) all of Woodbury, GA; a Godson, Irvin Hardnett ; a close friend and caretaker, Juanita Brown both of Woodbury, GA; 9 grandchildren and several great grands; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mr. Arthur Pritchett

Mr. Arthur Pritchett

Mr. Arthur Pritchett, age 74 who resided 717 ½ W. Main Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Bright Moor Hospice in Griffin, Georgia. Memorial services was held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the Leesbury Church of God In Christ of Leesburg, Florida. Elder Lonnie Smith was the officiator. Mr. Pritchett He will forever be remembered by his loving wife, Iyanifa Ifa Dara, Mrs. Audrey Pritchett; his children: Arthur Mario (Alica) Pritchett III, Gena Gause; step children: Ava (Valentine) Anyadioha, Ra’Del Kornegay, Ko’Del Kornegay; his beloved sisters, Mrs. Alma Kingcade Thomas, Mrs. Elvira Graham; his brother, Mr. Albert (Willie Mae) Kingcade. He will forever be treasured by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends, countless acquaintances and golfing buddies who were blessed to have known Arthur.

Mr.Richard Weston

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Mr. Richard Weston, age 58 who resided at 319 S. Bethel Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, June 26th . The family will receive friends at 253 Edna Circle. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 1st , 12:00 noon at the Thomaston, Upson County Civic Center. Interment will follow in the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Rev. Ricky Wright will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. He leaves to cherish his memory a loving daughter, Mia Weston of Thomaston, GA; seven sisters: Juanita Graddick, Irene Weston, Keitha Weston, Joyce Brazil, Shirley Richardson, Doris Webb and Ruthell Alsobrooks all of Thomaston, GA; brother-in-law, Aldine King of Thomaston; special niece, Tonya Weston of Rex, GA; special friends: Dianne Nixon, Willie Green, Lester Davison, Gloria Campos, Natalia Campos of New York; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Mrs. Georgia Ann Chisholm Ussery

Georgia Ann Chisholm Ussery

Mrs. Georgia Ann Chisholm Ussery, age 75who resided at 301 Daniel Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, June 26th at the Pine Pointe Hospice. The family will receive friends at her resident. Graveside services will be held on Sunday, June 30th at 3:30 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, 1177 Hwy 109, Molena, Georgia. Pastor Fred Blackmon will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all services. Mrs. Ussery is survived by two children: James Marbury of Clarksville, TN; Joe Frank Ussery Jr. of Thomaston, GA; 4 grandchildren: Amethyst Melissa Story, Amelia Ann Marbury, Cariah Jaslyn Ussery and Kaitlyn Harris; 2 great-grandchildren: Micah Story and Amber Story; 4 siblings: Patricia McCrory Harris and Louise McCrory Bickham of Fontana, CA; Larry McCrory of Guam; Mary Jackson of Decatur, GA; a close relative and friend, George Tennie of Palmetto, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mrs. Ruth Dixon Daniels

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Mrs. Ruth Dixon Daniels, age 98 who resided at 999 Grays Chapel Road, Yatesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 31st . The family will receive friends at her resident. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 6th at 12:00 noon at the Pine Grove Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Gray’s Chapel Cemetery. Bentley’s Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Daniels is survived by her daughter, Gladys Prater (Dea. James Prater) of Yatesville, GA; 9 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Mrs. Deborah Yvonne Buchanan Searcy

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Mrs. Deborah Yvonne Buchanan Searcy, age 63 who resided at 3906 West Sylvania Avenue Taledo, Ohio passed away on Monday, May 13th. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 21st at 1:00 p.m. at the Macedonia Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Eddie Johnson Sr. will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral is in charge of all services. Mrs. Searcy is survived her children: Tasha Searcy of Atlanta, GA; Ikida Searcy, Kryshema Searcy, Shawana Searcy all of Bronx, NY; Tiran Robinson of Syracuse, NY; Harry Adams and Jarrod Adams of Bronx, NY; a host of grandchildren; sisters and brothers: Anthony Searcy of Atlanta, GA; Jerome Searcy, Donald Searcy (Juanita), Janice Searcy, Perry Searcy, Betty Ann Pearson .and Celia Pearson all of Thomaston, GA; Freddie Pearson (Renee) of Barnesville, GA; a devoted cousin, Patricia Reeves of Thomaston, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.

Rosa Marie Mims

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Mrs. Rosa Marie Mims, age 60 who resided at 431 Hwy Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, May 21st at the Upson Regional Hospital. The family will receive friends at their resident. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 28th at 1:00 p.m. at the Pine Chapel Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pastor W. L. Smith will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mrs. Mims is survived by her father, Rev. Willie Sanders of Junction City, GA; children: Tedrianna Mims and Ta’Shanda Mims both of Thomaston, GA; Alexandria Michelle Brown (Lorenzo) and Tiffany Crowell of Columbus, GA; 4 grandchildren; 7 siblings: Rev. Johnny Sanders (Earnestine) of Monticello, GA; Rev. Willie Sanders (Mary) of Junction City, GA; Patricia Mahone of Thomaston, GA; Larry Sanders (Suzette) of Butler, GA; Morris Sanders of Fort Valley, GA; Sharon Jones (William) of Thomaston, GA; special niece, Misa Jones of Thomaston, GA; adopted daughter, Kimberly Redding (Joseph) of Barnesville, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss her dearly.

Oswald Butch Williamas

Mr. Oswald Butch Williams, age 60 who resided at 508 E. Main Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 19th at his resident. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister-in-law, Betty Montfort at 64 Pobiddy Spur, Thomaston, Georgia. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 29th at 1:00 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church of Talbotton, Georgia. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pastor Horace Montfort will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Mattie Alford Williams of Thomaston, GA; his mother, Vinnie Gibson Williams of Greensboro, NC; one daughter, Yolanda Patrice Grant (Laprell) of Thomaston, GA; 2 stepchildren: Jennifer Walters (Tellis) of McDonough, GA; Bernard Alford (Donna) of Charlotte, NC; 8 great grandchildren; one great grandchild that he reared, Javier Shannon of Thomaston, GA; a sister, Nadine Williams of Greensboro, NC; nieces and nephew: Amber Williams, Andrea Williams, Jada Dunbar and Jonah Scott; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him.

Mr.Milton Green

Mr. Milton Green, age 70 who resided at 1895 Gilbert Street, Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Monday, May 6th at his resident. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 11th at 12:00 noon at the Greater Birth Missionary Church of God. Interment will follow in the Southview Cemetery. Bishop William Hosley, Jr. will officiate. Bentley’s & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of all professional services. Mr. Green is survived by his mother, Joyce Colbert of Thomaston, GA; his father, Paul Green of Atlanta, GA; one son, Milton Charles Green; one grandchild, Harper Green both of Atlanta, GA; 3 siblings: Clinton Green (Willie Lou), Yvonne Hobbs and Michael Hobbs all of Thomaston, GA; a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.