Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Brian Harper

OMEGA - Brian Allen Harper, 21, of Omega, formerly of Warner Robins, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the chapel of Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors. Evan Harper will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors' Tiftarea Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Born July 20, 1980, in Fort Valley, Harper was the son of Gerald G. Harper of Wray and Linda D. Gibbs of Omega.

He had lived in Irwin County for 17 years and was the manager of McDonald's in Warner Robins. He was an avid yard worker and a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses faith.

In addition to his parents, Harper is survived by four brothers, Griff Harper of Pelham, Evan Harper of Fitzgerald, Derek Harper of Tifton and Frank Davis of Warner Robins; three sisters, Melissa Davis of Warner Robins, Denise Hand of Fort Myers, Fla., and Kelly Kelton of Asheville, N.C.; his grandmother, Betty Dorminy of Fitzgerald; and his godmother, Maria Davis of Warner Robins.

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

William R. Prosser Jr.

TIFTON - William R. Prosser Jr., 87, of Tifton, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at Tift Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Oakridge Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Thomas will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Hospice of Tiftarea, P.O. Box 747, Tifton 31793.

Born Dec. 25, 1914, in Lowndes County, Prosser was the son of William R. Prosser Sr. and Mamie Whitfield Prosser, both deceased. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Opal Prosser, and by one brother and four sisters.

A retired master sergeant of the U.S. Air Force, Prosser joined the Army Air Corps at the beginning of World War II and saw service as a gunner aboard bombers over the Pacific islands and Japan during WWII. He became one of the first radar specialists and took part in the original testing phase of the atomic and hydrogen bombs in the South Pacific.

He was a member of the Baptist faith.

Prosser is survived by one sister, Lillian Prosser Dorminey of Alapaha; three stepchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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

Tevin Matthews

TIFTON - Tevin Shaquille Matthews, 9, of Tifton, died Saturday, April 20, 2002.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Bishop Q. Caldwell will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. A repast will be held at the Neighborhood Service Center.

Pallbearers will be Carlaus Aneius Taylor, Tremaine Brown, Anthony Brown, Crispin Hightower, Ranzurl Lindsey, Mark Newcombe Matthews and David Matthews.

Honorary pallbearers will be Leonard Earnest Royster Sr., Walter Lee Strawter Jr., Avrette Timothy Matthews, Michael O'Brent Matthews, Christopher Matthews and Nicholas Demond Matthews.

Born Aug. 23, 1992, in Tifton, Tevin was the son of Michelle Renee Matthews and Carlaus Aneuis Taylor, both of Tifton. He was preceded in death by one uncle, Donald Eugene Matthews, and his great-grandparents, Lucille Lampkin, Nolan Matthews and Essie Mae Matthews.

He was in the fourth grade at Matt Wilson Elementary School.

In addition to his parents, Tevin is survived by one brother, Montavious Aneius Taylor; his grandparents, Eugene and Julia Mae Matthews of Norman Park and Lenora Ridley of Tifton; his great-grandfather, Lewis Lampkin; nine aunts, Diane Royster (Leonard Sr.) of Tifton, Joann Strawter (Walter Jr.) of Covington, Susie Lee Ruffin (Ronnie) of Moultrie, Anna Matthews of Norman Park, Molinda Wise (Michael) of Tifton, Latrelle Renee Matthews of Valdosta, Tamika Lasavier Matthews of Atlanta, Courtney Renee Ridley of Tifton and Angela Brown (David) of Jacksonville, Fla.; five uncles, Avrette Timothy Matthews (Sharon) of Tifton, Michael O'Brent Matthews (Lisa) of Tifton, Christopher Matthews (Janet) of Tacoma, Wash., Nicholas Dem

ond Matthews of College Park and Eric Taylor (Tonya) of Tifton.

Southview Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Maybelline Tripp, 67, of Adel, died Monday, April 22, 2002, at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the chapel of Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home in Adel, with burial at Rountree Cemetery. Miss Tripp is survived by two brothers, John W. Tripp of Casselberry, Fla., and Carlis Tripp of Ovido, Fla., and five sisters, Kathleen Hearne of Plant City, Fla., Wylene Tripp and Ilene Bewley, both of Zephyrhills, Fla., Darlene Green of Odessa, Fla., and Rosalene Luke of Valdosta. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home, U.S. Highway 41 South.

Gwendolyn Milton Washington, 23, of Tifton, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Melton Funeral Home, with burial at Oakridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held today and Thursday at the funeral home.

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