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January 7, 2013

Death notices for Jan. 7

Rudene Gray Franqui, 80, of Tifton died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 in Greensboro, N.C. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Frank and Solomon Nixon Funeral Home.

James E. Bullard, 71, of Adel died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at Crestwood Nursing Home in Valdosta. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Boone Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Montgomery officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery Annex. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Boone Funeral Home, located at 1804 S. Hutchinson Ave. in Adel. Boone Funeral Home is serving the Bullard family.

Ramona Robinson Lipsey, 80, of Adel died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at Berrien Nursing Center following a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Westside Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Studstill officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Boone Funeral Home, located at 202 N. Hutchinson Ave. in Adel. She is survived by her two sons, Brian Lipsey of Oviedo, Fla. and Jerry “Randy” of Nashville; and a brother, Carlton Robinson of Ocala, Fla. Boone Funeral Home is serving the Lipsey family.

Lorene Bright Moore, 68, of Moultrie died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at her residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Southview Mortuary, Inc. Professional care and services are entrusted to Southview Mortuary, Inc., Moultrie Chapel.

Aaron Vernon Rogers Sr., 78, of Sycamore died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at Golden Living Center. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Baptist Church with burial to follow at Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn D. Rogers of Sycamore; a son, Aaron V. Rogers Jr. of Mount Airy, Md.; and a daughter, Susan R. Feirick of Elkhart, Ind. Perry Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

James E. “Jim” Turner, 73, of Sylvester died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at Phoebe Worth Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Damascus United Methodist Church with interment to follow at the church cemetery with full military honors. The Rev. Ronnie Howell will officiate. Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester is in charge of arrangements.

 

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    Pictured are the honorees of Thursday night's annual Public Safety Officer Appreciation and Awards Banquet by the Tifton Elks Lodge. Shown, from left, are Louise Spradley, who organized the banquet, Eddie Brown with the Tift County Emergency Medical Services, Sgt. Debbie Pyles with the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Police Department, Sgt. Bart Walker with the Omega Police Department, Officer of the Year honoree Thomas Catanzarita with the Tift County Sheriff's Office Jail Division, Deputy Jonathan Toledo with the TCSO, Brandi Conway with the Tifton-Tift County Animal Shelter, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Ben Taylor, Officer Brian Shockley with the Tifton Police Department and volunteer Firefighter Brian Fincher with the Chula Fire Department.

    LEOs and first responders honored at banquet

    A room full of local law enforcement and first responders were honored Thursday night by the Tifton Elks Lodge at their annual Public Safety Officer Appreciation and Awards Banquet for their service in the community.
    Prior to the awards being given out, Louise Spradley, who organized the banquet, welcomed everyone, and the invocation and pledge were led by the Tift County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard.

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