Tuesday, December 25, 2001





Ione P. Lamb



OMEGA - Ione Powell Lamb, 84, of Omega, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, at Memorial Convalescent Home of Adel.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals. The Rev. Gene Hiers will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Danny Woodall, Joe Lunsford, Marty Powell, Lloyd Baker, Tommy Hornbuckle and Don Golden.

Honorary pallbearers will be the directors of South Georgia Banking Co. and Pait Willis.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

Born Nov. 5, 1917, in Colquitt County, Mrs. Lamb was the daughter of Charlie Powell and Cora Baker Powell, both deceased. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Allen Franklin "Yank" Lamb Jr., and by one daughter.

She was a homemaker and a member of Omega Baptist Church.

Mrs. Lamb is survived by one son, Larry Lamb of Omega; one daughter, Cecile L. Gilliard of Omega; three brothers, Paul Powell of Kansas, Marvin Powell of Omega and Silas Powell of Tampa, Fla.; three sisters, Bernice Woodall of Omega, Geneva Pickard of Powder Springs and Hazel Intagliata of West Palm Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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



Dalvin Hudgins

TIFTON -- Floyd Dalvin Hudgins, 74, of Tifton, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors, Tiftarea Chapel. The Rev. Avin Miller, the Rev. Kenneth Kicklighter and the Rev. Craig Barnett will officiate. Burial will follow at Tift Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Alton Hudgins, Andy Hudgins, Russ Beggs, Jason Beggs, Walt Clements, Bill Clements, Roger Rainey and Raiford Peacock.

Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made the American Cancer Society.

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

Born April 18, 1927, in Sycamore, Mr. Hudgins was the son of Clifford Coleman Hudgins and Margaret Mae Rainey Hudgins, both deceased. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Donald Hudgins; his twin sister, Delphanie H. Carter; and one granddaughter, Brandi Young.

A longtime resident of Tift County, formerly of Turner County, Mr. Hudgins was a retired parts manager at Long Manufacturing Company and a member of the Baptist faith. After retiring, he went to work as an interpreter at the Georgia Agrirama where he was the operator of the grist mill.

Mr. Hudgins is survived by his wife, Sujette Peacock Hudgins of Tifton; one son, Alton Hudgins of Tifton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy H. and James Moody of Moultrie and Joann H. and Reggie Young of Gray; three brothers and four sisters-in-law, Jack and Mill Hudgins of Goldsboro, N.C., Hilton and Louise Hudgins of Lake Wales, Fla., Greg and Marie Hudgins of Sycamore and LaLouise Hudgins of Jonesboro; one sister and brother-in-law, Caroline H. and Carol Clements of Tifton; and seven grandchildren, Andy, Katie and Michael Hudgins, Jason Beggs, Keith Moody and Dusty and Derrin Young.

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



Elsie Harper Tyson, 95, of Ocilla, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, at Palemon-Gaskins Nursing Home in Ocilla. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Paulk Funeral Home Chapel in Ocilla, with burial at Ocilla Cemetery. Mrs. Tyson is survived by one daughter, Juanita T. Dix of Ocilla. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Paulk Funeral Home.

Rosie Lee Bowers, 74, of Omega, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Southview Mortuary.

Dolly Coleen Smith, 88, of Nashville, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at Tift Health Care. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Beaver Dam Cemetery in Ray City. Mrs. Smith is survived by two daughters, Lois Tuttle and Theresa Jefferies, and th





ree sons, Donnie Smith, Ronnie Smith and Grady Smith. Lovein Funeral Home in Nashville is in charge of arrangements.

Bessie P. Byrd, 88, of Fitzgerald, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at Fitzgerald Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Paulk Funeral Home Chapel in Fitzgerald, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Byrd is survived by her husband, James M. Byrd of Fitzgerald; two sons, Robert W. "Bob" Langley of Denver, Colo., and Jon M. Langley of Jacksonville, Fla.; and three stepchildren, John M. Byrd of Warner Robins, Peggy Burk of Kathleen and Flora Jean Lee of Ellabell. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Paulk Funeral Home.

E.W. "Bud" Strickland, 68, of Fitzgerald, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at Dorminy Medical Center in Fitzgerald. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Central United Methodist Church in Fitzgerald, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery. Strickland is survived by his wife, Thedessia "Sis" Strickland of Fitzgerald; one son, E.W. "Gene" Strickland III of New Albany, Ind.; one daughter, Dede S. Brown of Newnan; and one sister, Rachel Bishop of Fitzgerald. Paulk Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Effie M. Harris, 85, of Sycamore, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, at Palmyra Park Hospital following a short illness. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Ashburn. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Perry Funeral Chapel. Survivors include one son, J. C. Harris Sr. of Sycamore. Perry Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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