Dr. Paul Warren Lucas
TIFTON -- Dr. Paul Warren Lucas, 87, of Tifton, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at Tift Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church Memorial Chapel. Dr. Wayne Roe and Dr. W. Ches Smith III will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery.
The Goodwill Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Tift Regional Medical Center and/or First Baptist Church Benevolent Funds.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.
Born Oct. 4, 1914, in Plymouth, N.C., Dr. Lucas was the son of William Lucas and Mittie Swain Lucas, both deceased. He was also preceded in death by two brothers.
Dr. Lucas graduated from high school in 1932, at the age of 17 and entered Duke University the same year. After three years at Duke University, he was accepted into Duke University School of Medicine. He graduated from medical school on June 1, 1939, with a MD degree. On June 14, 1939, he married Ouida Young (Red).
In 1939 he received an internship at the U.S. Marine Hospital in Baltimore, Md. His internship was in E. E.N.T. (Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat). In 1940, the Public Health Service assigned Dr. Lucas to sea duty in the North Atlantic Antisubmarine and Weather Patrol for 20 months. After service in the North Atlantic, he was transferred to the U.S. Marine Hospital in Texas and then to Staten Island, N.Y.
Dr. Lucas resigned his commission as Lieutenant Commander in June, 1947, and started practicing medicine in Wilson, N.C. On March 4, 1949. He moved to Tifton and began practicing medicine with Dr. Richard Winston. In 1952, he bought the practice and continued practicing medicine for over 50 years.
Dr. Lucas ran a successful practice and was also a community leader. He taught the Good Will Sunday school class for 50 years. He also worked with Special Olympics, Georgia Lions Lighthouse, Rehabilitation Department, Georgia Medical Association, and Tift County Board of Education.
"During these past years, my wife and children have enjoyed the association of the finest people in the world, and again I state that we made a fine decision in coming to Tifton, Georgia" (Dr. Paul Lucas, 1995).
He is survived by his wife, Ouida "Red" Young Lucas of Tifton; two daughters and one son-in-law, Martha Lucas Bryan and Patricia and Michael Stephenson, all of Tifton; his grandchildren, William and Amy Bryan, Bonnie and Norm Hooten, Robert and Gina Bryan and Gillian and Charles Bradford; his great-grandchildren, Amanda Bryan, William Bryan, Broc Hooten, Tyler Bryan, Samantha Bryan, Chelsea Bryan, Mason Hooten, Noah Hooten and William Bradford.
Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
TY TY -- Marie Frances Miller Stephens, 66, of Ty Ty, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at Tift Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors, Tiftarea Chapel. The Rev. Anthony Dean will officiate. Burial will follow at Turner Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Gene Shaw, Mike Shaw, Tim Shaw, Jimmy Wicker, Clinton Wicker and Jody Dean.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors, Tiftarea Chapel.
Born Jan. 12, 1936, in Augusta, Maine, Mrs. Stephens was the daughter of Charles Miller and Ruth Miller, both deceased.
A resident of Tift County most of her life, she was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Stephens also enjoyed quilting.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Marsha Vafias of Ty Ty; her lifelong companion, Joe Watts of Ty Ty; five brothers, Roger Miller, Charlie Miller, Frank Miller, Gary Miller and Wallace Miller, all of Bangor, Maine; two sisters, Carol Pomroy and Shirley Gould, both of Bangor, Maine; two grandchildren, Lisa Vafias of Ty Ty and Tommy Vafias and his wife, Candice of Fitzgerald; and four great-grandchildren.
Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors, Tif
tarea Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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