SPARKS — Billy “Pap” Pinkney, 78, of Sparks died at Tift Regional Medical Center. The funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Sparks Temple Church with committal services to follow at Sparks Cemetery. A repast will conclude at Christian Fellowship Church social hall. Mr. Pinkney is survived by his wife, Shirley Pinkney; his children, Charlie Mae Burgman, Melissa Eady and Thomas Foster; three sisters, Emma Tyson, Martha Berrian and Pheobe Hatcher; and three brothers, the Rev. Joseph Pinkney, Nathaniel Pinkney and Clarence Pinkney. You may sign the online guest book at www.southviewmortuary.com. Professional care and services have been entrusted to Southview Mortuary Inc.
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John Gamble (right) is joined by John Reid at the Tiftarea YMCA Saturday.
Rosters, voodoo doctors topics at Kickoff to Men’s Health
In addition to the local football coaches speaking Saturday at the Tift Regional Medical Center's Men's Health Event at the YMCA, three others from the area also spoke, Buddy Nobles of Irwin County, John Gamble of Turner County and Jason Strickland of Fitzgerald. Discussions ranged from the more conventional topics of scrimmages and rosters to stranger mentions of voodoo doctors.
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