Leon Felton Gray

TIFTON -- Leon Felton Gray, 86, of Tifton, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at First Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Harold L. Davis, the Rev. Elmer Carter and the Rev. T. Manuel Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery.

Mr. Gray will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to First Church of the Nazarene.

The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors, Tiftarea Chapel.

Born Feb. 1, 1916, in Alapaha, Mr. Gray was the son of James Henry Gray and Ella Mae West Gray, both deceased. He was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Julia Hancock Walker Gray, three brothers and four sisters.

A longtime resident of Tift County, Mr. Gray was retired from the City of Tifton Water and Gas Department and was a longtime, dedicated member of First Church of the Nazarene of Tifton, where he served as Sunday School superintendent, Sunday School teacher and a board member.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and worked for Armour Packing Company.

Mr. Gray is survived by his wife, Lois Gibbs Gray of Tifton; one son, W. Leon Gray of Albany; two daughters, Linda Gray Adams of Tifton and Janice Gray Davis of Concorde, N.C.; four brothers, Luther Gray of Tifton, Carroll Gray of Cullman, Ala., Wendell Gray of Florida and Eugene Gray of Enigma; two sisters, Audrey Bennett of Enigma and Betty Ellis of Tifton; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors, Tiftarea Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Joe Randall Curl

MILLEDGEVILLE -- Joe Randall Curl, 43, of Milledgeville, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2002, in Milledgeville.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Milledgeville. The Rev. Dewey Norton and the Rev. David Jordan will officiate. Burial will follow at West View Cemetery.

For friends who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 795, Milledgeville, GA 31059-0795.

The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight at Moores Funeral Home.

A native and resident of Baldwin County, Mr. Curl was preceded in death by his father, the late William W. Curl; and his grandparents, the late J.R. Curl and the late Robert and Velma Clyatt.

Mr. Curl was a graduate of Georgia Military College High School and Georgia College in Milledgeville, from which he received his bachelors degree in business administration. Mr. Curl built a career in both the retail and wholesale video distribution industry.

He is survived by his mother, Nell Curl of Milledgeville; his grandmother, Ola Mae Curl of Milledgeville; his brother, Colonel William "Web" Curl of Alexandria, Va., and two sons, William Hunter Curl and Nicholas Newman Curl of Warner Robins.

Moores Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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