Warren M. Alexander, age 74 of Talking Rock, Ga. (formerly of Fitzgerald), died Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper following a brief illness.
Mr. Alexander was born Feb. 25, 1936 in Berrien County to the late William Arthur and Lillian Whitley Alexander. He was a 1954 graduate of Irwin County High School. He received his Associate?s degree from Thomas University in Thomasville, his Bachelor?s degree from Georgia Southern and his Education Specialist degree from the University of Georgia. He also did studies at Valdosta State.
His first teaching assignment was at Hahira High School where he taught science and biology. He was also a football, track and girls basketball coach. He taught and coached in Treutlen County High School and Hawkinsville before becoming a principal and later superintendent in Hawkinsville. He merged the Hawkinsville City Schools with Pulaski County Schools. He served as superintendent in Dooly County before coming to Fitzgerald in 1985. He was named Citizen of the Year by the Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Chamber of Commerce in 1991 for his efforts to merge the city and county school systems when he was willing to step down as city school superintendent.
He moved to Talking Rock in 1998 from Fitzgerald. He was a member of Northside Primitive Baptist Church in Marietta. He was a former member of the Kiwanis Club of Hawkinsville, the Rotary Club of Fitzgerald and president of the Fitzgerald/ Ben Hill County Chamber of Commerce in 1992.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Louise DeVane Alexander, Talking Rock; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Cathy Alexander, Woodstock, and Dale and Kimberly Alexander, Canton; grandchildren, Hunter, Hannah, Sophie, Grant and Davis Alexander; brothers and sister-in-law: Billy and Sandra Alexander and Bobby and Jimmy Alexander, all of Fitzgerald; sisters and brother-in-law, Peggy A. Player, Terri Alexander and Connie and Randy Smith, all of Fitzgerald. Several nieces and nephews and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held at noon Saturday, April 10 from Northside Primitive Baptist Church in Marietta with Elder Jason Solomon and Elder Pat McCoy officiating. Another service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11 from Brushy Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Ocilla with Elder Edward McIntyre and Elder Jimmy Chapman officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Primitive Baptist Scholarship Foundation, c/o Jimmy Chapman, PO Box 573, Ocilla, Ga. 31774. Roper Funeral Home of Jasper and The Paulk Funeral Home of Fitzgerald were in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Sandra Jean Harris, age 68 of Ball Ground, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2010 at her residence.
Mrs. Harris was a member of Four Mile Baptist Church and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Harris; granddaughter, Megan Harris; and parents, Laverne and Harriet Reed.
Survivors include her children, Ricky (Bobbie) Harris, Tate, Peggy (Max) Cantrell, Rev. Michael (Lisa) Harris and Tracy (Rev. Charles) Buchanan, all of Ball Ground, Shirley (Chris) Denson, Canton, and Terry (Tosha) Harris, Jasper. Nineteen grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren also survive.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10 from Four Mile Baptist Church with the Revs. Michael Harris, Charles Buchanan and Berry Payne officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Sosebee Funeral Home, Canton, in charge of arrangements.
Johnnie Ruth Glenn
Mrs. Johnnie Ruth Glenn age 87 of Jasper, passed early Monday morning, March 29, 2010 at Northside Hospital-Cherokee in Canton.
Survivors include her son, Scott Glenn; and sister, Ruby Davis. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A memorial service will be held at Jasper United Methodist Church on Friday, April 16 at 10 a.m. with the Revs. Hoyt Jenkins and Al Larson officiating.
Mrs. Dorothy F. Wilson, age 89 of Jasper, passed away Friday, April 9, 2010 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.
Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wilson. A special thanks to Sue Pittman and Edna Goble for their loving care and friendship. Also a special thanks to Jasper United Methodist Church for their support and friendship.
With no visitation at Cagle Funeral Home, Mrs.Wilson was transported to W.C. Brady?s Sons, Inc. Funeral Home in Coxsackie, N.Y. to be interred with her husband at Riverside Cemetery in Coxsackie.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 12 at Jasper United Methodist Church with the Rev. Al Larson officiating.
Mr. J.C. ?Flip? Wilson age 72 of Ball Ground, Ga. passed Friday, April 9, 2010 at the Peachtree Christian Hospice.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Kelley Wilson, Canton,; daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Danny Norton, Jasper, and Brenda and Ricky Kelley, Ball Ground; and sister, Mary Lois Blalock, Ball Ground. Six grandchildren and two great- grandchildren also survive. The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 11 from the Chapel of Darby Huey Funeral Home with the Revs. James Rich and Greg Hamilton officiating. Interment was in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. King Daniel Brown, age 70 of Gordon County, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2010 at his residence.
He was born in Murray County on March 28, 1940, the son of the late Sam and Flora Key Brown. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Sam Brown. Mr. Brown had retired from Mohawk Industries and was a veteran, having served his country in the US Navy.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Oma G. Brown; sons, Julian Brown, Adairsville, and Robert Brown and wife Chu, Snellville; brothers, Bill Brown, Gladewater, Tx., Hoyt Brown and wife Virginia, Chatsworth, Frank Brown and wife O?Dale, Calhoun, Leonard Brown and wife Sheila, Dalton, Jim Brown and wife Ellen, Scottsboro, Al., and Fred Brown, Calhoun; sisters, Sarah Burnley and husband Roger and Dorothy Walraven and husband Otto, all of Calhoun; and grandchildren, Joshua King Brown and Robin Lenore Brown. Nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
The funeral service was held Saturday, April 10 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home with the Revs. Jimmie Timms and John Podine officiating. Interment followed in Haven of Rest Memorial Park with the Rev. Ken Thomason officiating. Pallbearers were: Dale Hudgins, Marty, Russell, Ben and Matthew Brown and Brian Anderson.