Tuesday, October 2, 2001





Drucilla Cobb

FITZGERALD -- Drucilla Cobb, 74, of Fitzgerald, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Paulk Funeral Home Chapel in Fitzgerald. Dr. Gene Wilder and Dr. Ralph Roberts will officiate. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Fitzgerald.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Tift Area, P. O. Box 747, Tifton, GA 31973.

Born Aug. 28, 1927, in Westgreen, Cobb was the son daughter of David Chaney and Myrtice Miller Chaney, both deceased. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Everett Rimes, two brothers, and one sister.

A resident of the community most of her life, Cobb was a retired licensed practical nurse at Dorminy Medical Center in Fitzgerald and a member of First Baptist Church of Fitzgerald.

She attended Ben Hill County Hospital Nursing School to become an LPN. Cobb was a former employee of Dr. Ralph Roberts, Dr. Fred Peterson, The Harris House, the Monarch Company and Fitzgerald Mills. She had 31 years of service with Ben Hill County Hospital and Dorminy Medical Center with a perfect attendance.

Cobb is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Gary Law of Fitzgerald and Brenda and Fred McIntyre of Irwinville; four grandchildren, Jeff Law of Gray, Starlet Law of Fitzgerald and Mecca McIntyre and Matthew McIntyre, both of Irwinville; and several nieces and nephews, including one special nephew, Elvin Chaney.

Paulk Funeral Home in Fitzgerald is in charge of arrangements.



Rhoda Ellen Vickers

VALDOSTA -- Rhoda Ellen Vickers, 92, of Valdosta, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at South Georgia Medical Center.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Riverside Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed at Riverside Cemetery.

Born May 26, 1909, in Berrien County, Vickers was the daughter of Jeremiah Tyson and Laura Gaskins, both deceased. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Freddie Pendleton Vickers.

Vickers was a homemaker and a member of Crossroads Baptist Church.

She is survived by five daughters, Maggie Vaughn of Yatesville, Ava Ramsey and Jo Culpepper, both of Valdosta, Annie Bohannon of Clearwater, Fla., and Faye Zittrower of Savannah; four sons, Julian Vickers of Nashville, Gene Vickers of Valdosta, Wayne Vickers of McRae and Bennie Vickers of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; one sister, Onnie Moore of Nashville; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Lovein Funeral Home of Nashville is in charge of arrangements.



Cola Ray

NASHVILLE -- Cola Ray, 89, of Nashville, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Berrien County Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday at Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Junior Swain and the Rev. Johnny Hendley officiated. Burial followed at Poplar Springs Cemetery.

Born May 12, 1912, in Berrien County, Ray was the son of Thomas Ray and Rachel Sutton, both deceased. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Dean West.

Ray was a retired farmer and member of Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by Eula Taylor Ray of Nashville; one daughter, Hazel Odom of Nashville; Lavaughn "Bud" Ray of Ray City; one sister, Mary Hughes of Nashville; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Lovein Funeral Home in Nashville was in charge of arrangements.



Vivian Dorminey Martin

ENIGMA -- Vivian Dorminey Martin, 88, of Enigma, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001 at her residence.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Enigma Congregational Christian Church. The Rev. Martin Wilson officiated. Burial followed at Fletcher Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Al Dorminey, Blair Dorminey, Ed Dorminey, Eric Napier, James C. Herndon, and Bill Vance.

Honorary pallbearers were Cecil Giddens, Bobby Sumner, Sonny Mathis, Eb Griffin, Leroy Little and Lindsey Birch.

Born Jan. 17, 1913 in Berrien County, Martin was the daughter of Emory and Lois Patrick Dorminey, both deceased. She was a homemaker and a member of the Enigma Correctional Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E.





Martin, four brothers and one sister.

Survivors include one daughter, Sara Jo Martin of Enigma; one brother, Dr. A.L. Dorminey of Ocilla; two grandchildren, James C. Herndon, Jr. and his wife Kim and Martin Lee Herndon and his wife Pat; and three great grandchildren, Ali Herndon, Catherine Herndon and Will Herndon.

Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals was in charge of arrangements.



Katie Connell

SPARKS -- Katie Connell, 88, of Sparks, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home. Elder Lamar Sheppard and the Rev. A. D. Connell will officiate. Burial at Longbridge Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. tonight at Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home on Highway 41 South.

Born Oct. 30, 1912, in Dublin, Connell was the daughter of Everett Graham and Mrytle Olivia Taylor Eason, both deceased. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Arnie D. Eason and her husband, William Byron Connell.

A resident of Cook County most of her life, Connell was a member of Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Liesel Connell of Sparks and Lamar and Sara Beth Connell of Lakeland; two daughters, Nell Brown and Myrtle Drawdy, both of Sparks; two brothers, Jim Eason of Oliver Springs, Tenn., and Gene Eason of Ocala, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home in Adel is in charge of arrangements.



Bessie Clements Dobbins

TIFTON -- Bessie Clements Dobbins, 90, of Tifton, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Tift Health Care in Tifton.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Chapel Bowen-Donaldson. The Rev. Ronnie Vice will officiate. Burial will follow at Poulan Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Vernon Bowen, Gary Clements, Larry Clements, Troy West, Troy West Jr. and Alan West.

The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight at Bowen-Donaldson.

Born April 6, 1911, in Ware County, Dobbins was the daughter of Jacob Isaac Clements and Johnnie Diann Newbern Clements, both deceased. She was also preceded in death by nine brothers and four sisters.

Dobbins was a homemaker and a member of Grace Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son, James Elbert Kilcrease of Poulan; two grandchildren and their husbands, Janet and Richie Goff and Steve and Wynette Kilcrease; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.Emory "Hop" Hopkins, 73, of Sycamore, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Tift Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Ashburn First United Methodist Church, burial at Rose Hill Cemetery in Ashburn. Survivors include his wife, Annie Ruth Ponder Hopkins of Sycamore; one son, Royce Hopkins of Lizella; three daughters, Debbie Cohen of Tifton, Cynthia Exum of Leesburg and Stacey Houston of Tallahassee, Fla.; and two stepdaughters, Linda Geoghagan and Sandra Blue, both of Ashburn. Perry Funeral Chapel Inc. in Ashburn is in charge of arrangements.

E. L. Duckworth Sr., 51, of Poulan, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Baptist Hospital of Worth County. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Banks Funeral Chapel, burial at Hickory Springs Cemetery in Tift County. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester, who is in charge of arrangements.

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