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Sandra Studstill Baird

?Sandra Studstill Baird of Griffin passed away Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 at the Spalding Regional Medical Center in Griffin.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 at the Milan Church of God with interment to follow in the church cemetery.

The Rev. Ralph Horne and the Rev. Matthew McEachern officiated.
Sandra, age 67, was the daughter of the late Willie Lee and Wilma Kathryn Lashley Geiger and was the wife of Sonny Baird of Griffin.

She was a member of Milan Church of God and had retired from Wal-Mart.

Survivors include her husband, Sonny Baird of Griffin; two daughters, Barbara (Alan) Purvis of Douglas and Patricia Studstill of Griffin; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Johnny (Rochelle) Geiger of Waycross; and adopted spiritual daughter, Paulette Bennett.

Visitation was held Thursday, Nov. 13 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Lowe’s Funeral Home of Helena was in charge of arrangements.

Clifford Harry Fulford

?Mr. Clifford Harry Fulford, 90, of Lake City, passed away peacefully Thursday Nov. 6, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his family after an extended illness.

He was born June 4, 1924 in Milan to the late James Fulford and Maggie Cravy. He has lived in the Lake City area for the past 56 years, coming from McRae. He was a concrete finisher in the road construction industry for many years with Guerdon Industries and Anderson-Columbia. He also loved to coon hunt and ride horses. He was of the Pentecostal faith and was a member of the Church of God.

He is survived by his sons, Clifford Lanny (Brenda) Fulford, Jim (Patsy) Fulford, Larry (Cindy) Fulford, Don (Faye) Fulford, Gary (Sharon) Fulford, Davin Fulford, James (Beverly) Fulford and Harry (Labet) Fulford, all of Lake City; daughters, Amelia Darlene Fulford, Alicia (Pat) Mote, Sugar Fulford, Bobbie (Jeff) Prescott, all of Lake City and Sarah (Mark) Thompson of Louisiana; brothers, Grady Williams and Jimmy Williams, all of McRae; sisters, Inell Pitts of Lake City, Inez Ashley of McRae and Gracie Williams of McRae; 43 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren along with a host of extended family members and friends also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Fulford were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 11 (with the family receiving friends from 1-2 p.m. before the services) in the chapel of the Lowe’s Funeral Home in Helena. Interment followed in the Helena City Cemetery. The family received friends Monday evening Nov. 10 from 6-9 p.m. in the chapel of the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home in Lake City.

Lowe’s Funeral Home of Helena was in charge of local arrangements.


Arthur Arnold Horton

?Arthur Arnold Horton, 67, of Alamo, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Serenity Hospice in Dublin.

Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 15, in the chapel of Lowe’s Funeral Home.

Visitation was held one hour prior to the services in the chapel. The burial was private.

Arnold was the son of the late Arthur and Ruby Webb Horton and was married to Mary Jane Smith Horton.

He was a member of the Alamo United Methodist Church. He received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering in 1971 from Georgia Tech. Arnold began working at Little Ocmulgee Membership Corp. in 1983 and retired in 2011 as General Manager. He served as Chairman of the Georgia Energy Cooperative Power Supply Committee and on various other state- wide EMC Committees. He served as chairman of the Board of the Wheeler Co. Development Authority for 6 + years. He also served as the chairman of the Telfair/Wheeler Airport Authority. In addition, he served on the Wheeler Co. Board of Education, Heart of GA College Foundation, Telfair Co. Exchange Club, founding President 1988.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Smith Horton of Alamo; 3 sisters, Elizabeth Horton Jones of Jacksonville, Wanda Horton Harrell of Dublin, Jennifer (Kenny) Horton Van Ness of Dublin; brother, Blynn Horton of McRae; 3 step-children, Chris (Sherry) McDonald of Perry, Matt (Jennifer) McDonald of Alamo and Betsy (Brad) McDonald of Scotland; step grandchildren, Kristin McDonald, Rhyan McDonald and Delaney Rish; aunt, Judy (Joe) Padgett of Jacksonville; special grand nephew, Walker (Spook) Allen; several nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews, and many friends.

Arnold had requested no flowers. Your thoughtfulness and cooperation are greatly appreciated. If you wish to honor Arnold in the way he wanted, please send donations to one of the following: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, Methodist Children’s Home in Macon, Serenity Hospice, Dublin, Georgia or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.

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Lowe’s Funeral Home of Helena was in charge of arrangements.


James Joseph King

?James Joseph King passed away Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 at the age of 70.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at House of Prayer on Willow Creek Lane.

Mr. King lived a full and satisfied life. He was born in McRae and at an early age he joined 1st Corinth CME. He was an excellent student, having been graduated from Central High School McRae with honors, followed by collegiate education from South Carolina State University and Seton Hall. Mr. King began a management career at Ford Motor Company, where he worked for many years. He retired, finally returned to his beloved Georgia and eventually started his own company, James King Tax Service in McRae. Mr. King was passionate about his business and the clients he served, finally retiring from the tax service in 2009. Since that time, he enjoyed his two most favorite pastimes, fishing and hunting, as well as the love of family.

Mr. King was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Joe Nathan and Ruby Baker King, a brother Samuel King, an aunt, Doreatha McMillian, and uncle, Albert McMillian.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his beloved wife of 19 years, Mrs. Wylene K. King; all of the children he loved and cherished, a mighty blend consisting of those he fathered, as well as those he came to know and love: daughters, Kim Williams, (Earnest) Macon, Larez Hinson (Brad), Denver Colo., Suzon King-Johnson (Timothy), Bridgeport, Colo., Wanda Jackson Small (Israel) Savannah, Ga.; Jamie Jackson Clark, McRae; sons, Anthony Holland, Bronx, N.Y.; Timothy Holland (Betty), Paterson, N.J., Charles I. Jackson (Victoria) Macon, Jimmy Ramone Jackson, Atlanta, Roland J. Rideaux, Macon; siblings, Wylene King Clemons, McRae, Wilbert “Dumas” King (Sylvia) McRae, Helen King Stewart, Atlanta, Ruby Jean King Robinson (Bobby) McRae, Edward King, McRae; beloved aunts, Alberta McMillian, McRae, Beatrice McMillian, McRae, Annie Ruth King, Paterson N.J.; Everlina Horner, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; favorite nephew, Norris Clemons; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and treasured friends.

In remembrance, please consider making a donation to the American Cancer Society and/or Hospice Community Care of Vidalia.

Spaulding Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Peggy Joyce Rainey Livingstone

?Peggy Joyce Rainey Livingston, 58, of Alamo, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home, McRae, with burial at Riverside Cemetery, Lumber City. Visitation was one hour prior to the service.

A native and lifelong resident of Alamo, Ms. Livingston was the daughter of the late Mark Edward Rainey and Annette Vaughn Rainey, and was the wife of the late Elex Lamar Livingston. A member of Snowhill Baptist Church, she was employed with Husqvarna. She was preceded in death by a brother, John L. Rainey.

Survivors include her sons, Jimmy (Tamee) Livingston, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. and Happy Lex Livingston, Hazlehurst; brother and sister, George E. (Ann) Rainey, Jacksonville and Margaret Rainey (John) Floyd, Alamo; and grandchildren, Nayland Livingston and Eowyn Livingston.

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Vaughn Funeral Home of McRae was in charge of arrangements.

Jewell E. May

??Jewell E. May, 95, of McRae died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21 at Community Church of God, Helena, with burial at Harrelson Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

A native of Alamo, Miss May was the daughter of the late William Oris May and Minnie E. Horne May Smith. A member of Mt. Paran Church of God, Atlanta, she was a registered nurse at Grady Memorial Hospital and later a lab manager. She was preceded in death by brother and sisters, Lois May Ray, Gladys May Davis, John Jackson Smith Sr. and Corene Elizabeth Gardner.

Survivors include a brother, Iowa Pierce Smith, Jr., Palm Bay, Fla.; nieces, Jean Davis, Vickie Davis and Elizabeth Hatch; nephews, Charlie Gardner, John J. Smith Jr., John Gardner, Stanley Smith, Kenneth Smith and David Smith.

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Vaughn Funeral Home of McRae is in charge of arrangements.

























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