Tifton Gazette

April 11, 2007

Local deaths for April 12, 2007


Sherry Lee Autry, 49, of Eastman, died Thursday, April 5, 2007, in Dodge County. Any services will be announced by Perry Funeral Chapel. Survivors include her children, Dana McDuffie of Ashburn, Walter Frank Lee Jr., Stephen Uriah Lee and Daryl Camp, all of Americus, and a brother, Jeff Autry of Tallahassee, Fla. Perry Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Wayne Covington, 50, of Fitzgerald, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at Dorminy Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Crossview Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Teresa Lewis Covington of Fitzgerald; daughters Melinda Johnson of Wray and Ashley Tucker of Ocilla; his mother, Mazie Huder of Fitzgerald; stepmothers Jo Merritt of Tifton and Nabila Covington of Fitzgerald; brothers, Allen Covington of Ocala, Fla., Keith Covington of Indiana, Luther Covington Jr. of Fitzgerald and Eddie Luscomb of Florida; and sisters Glenda Fay Peatterson of Vermont, Glenda Mobley and Sharon Pope, both of Fitzgerald, Regina Sumner of Tifton, Joni Nichols of Calhoun and Amal Covington of Lake Park. The Paulk Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Wilbur “R.W.” Solomon, 65, of Fitzgerald, died Wednesday, April 11, 2007, at his residence. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Paulk Funeral Home Chapel in Fitzgerald. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Survivors include a brother and sister, Marion Tomberlin and Betty Jo Tomberlin, both of Fitzgerald. Paulk Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.