Joyce Monfort Brown
Joyce Monfort Brown, 77, of McRae, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 at McRae First Baptist Church with the Rev. Todd Crosby and Norwood Davidson officiating. Burial immediately followed in the Brown Cemetery in Chauncey.
Born in Cobb County, Ga. and a native of Alamo, Mrs. Brown was the birth daughter of the late Needham C. and Grace Monfort Wilkes. Following the death of her mother at a very young age, she was lovingly raised as the daughter of John Barnwell and Leola Powell Monfort. A bookkeeper her entire life, she was employed with Brown’s Furniture Company, the Telfair County School System and Tucker and Tucker Realty in Macon. Mrs. Brown was a member of McRae First Baptist Church where she was very active in “The Joy Class.”
Survivors include her children, Angela Hall (Steve) Sinton, Marietta and Michael (Melanie) Brown, St. Joe, Ind.; sisters and brother, Mary Lee (LeRoy) Carter, Warner Robins, Shirley (Donald) Hood, Macon and Leon (Stasia) Monfort, Basall, Calif.; her grandchildren, Matthew Thomas Hall and Brandon Lawrence Hall, both of Marietta, Tiffany Michelle (Dave) Stanhope and Taylor Elizabeth Brown, both of Savannah and Codi (Daniel) Walk of San Diego, Calif.; and great-grandchildren, Honey Jade Walk, True Sophia Walk and Rome Avery Walk, all of San Diego, Calif.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association (www.heart.org), P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, Texas 75284-1125.
Please express condolences at www.vaughnfh.com.
Vaughn Funeral Home of McRae was in charge of arrangements.
Larry J. Brown
July 30, 1942-Sept. 13, 2013
Larry J. Brown, 71, of Perry entered into rest Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.
Mr. Brown was born July 30, 1942 in Dodge County. A resident of Houston County since 1966, Larry owned and operated Southern Cattle Company where he purchased livestock. In addition, he owned and operated R & S Transfer Trucking Company. He was passionate about farming and cattle. He was the youngest to graduate from Kansas City Auctioneering School. He was truly a family man and never met a stranger. Larry’s infectious laugh, kind smile and loving disposition will be missed by all who knew and loved him. His parents, Jesse Clarance Brown and Vera Mae Watson Brown, preceded him in death.
His memory will forever be treasured by his beloved wife of 50 years, Susan Rieger Brown, Perry; son, Michael L. Brown (Patricia), Warner Robins; daughter, Michelle Brown Bittick (Darryl), Byron; grandchildren, Stuart Michael Brown, Robert Alan Brown and Brock W. Snyder, II; siblings, Gene, Terry, Gary, Rudy, and Nell; mother-in-law, Lois Rieger Williams (Jimmy), Helena; sister-in-law, Patricia Bryant, Centerville; and a host of other loving family members and friends.
Funeral services were held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. Interment followed in Perry Memorial Gardens.
McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory of Warner Robins was charge of arrangements.
Orsin Earl Johnson
Services for Orsin Earl Johnson of Milan were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at Rockwell Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the services at the church.
The Rev. Alvin Lewis officiated.
Mr. Johnson, 87, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 at his residence. He was the son of the late Charles Milton and Amy Vaugundy Johnson and was married to Frankie Chambers Johnson.
He had retired from Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins and was an Army Veteran serving during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Frankie C. Johnson of Milan; three sons, Terry L. (Selena) Yancey of Gray, Winfred (Kay) Johnson of Macon and Charles Johnson of Valdosta; one daughter, Marsha (Kenny) Bronson of Milan; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers and sister, Marcella Weese, Walter Johnson, both of Chillicothe, Ohio and Robert Johnson of Leesburg, Fla.
Winfred Johnson, Joseph Johnson, Jason Johnson, Terry Yancey, Kenny Bronson and Kenny Bronson Jr. served as pallbearers.
Please register online condolences at lowesfuneralhome.net
Lowe’s Funeral Home of Helena was in charge of arrangements.
Elena Faye Harrelson
Graveside services for Elena Faye Harrelson of Helena were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30 at the Harrelson Family Cemetery in Wheeler County. Visitation was held from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 at Lowe’s Funeral Home.
The Rev. John Homer officiated.
Elena Faye, age 56, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 in Wheeler County. She was the daughter of Bobbie H. Brown Harrelson of Helena and the late Ernie H. Harrelson.
She was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, Martin Thomas Powell of Helena; three grandchildren, Lori Powell, Katie Powell and Justin Powell, all of Helena; mother, Bobbie H. Brown Harrelson of Helena; one sister, Audra Harrelson of Helena; three brothers, James E. Harrelson, Michael A. Harrelson and Arlin E. Harrelson, all of Helena; one aunt, Ruby Kimes of McRae; two uncles, Kelly Harrelson of Dublin and Gene White of Savannah; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
J.R. Harrelson, Paul Harrelson, Michael Harrelson Jr., Brandon Harrelson, Ernie M. Harrelson and Mitch Harrelson served as pallbearers.
Please register online condolences at lowesfuneralhome. net
Lowe’s Funeral Home of Helena was in charge of arrangements.
Lucille McDuffie Moring
Services for Lucille McDuffie Moring of McRae were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 in the House of Prayer on Willow Creek Lane in McRae with interment in the Green Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumber City.
The Rev. Melvin Moring officiated.
Moring, 69, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Lance and Frances Fuller McDuffie.
She was born in Milan, Dodge County, was a member of Green Grove Baptist Church in Lumber City and was an employee of Oxford of Alamo.
Survivors include her husband, Oliver Moring Jr.; three sons, Thomas (Beverly) Moring and Donald Moring Sr. of McRae and Wendall Moring of Dublin; one daughter, Gail (Bobby) Smith of McRae; one sister, Annie Laura Russell of McRae; three brothers, Earl McDuffie of Lexington, Ky., Horace McDuffie of Brunswick and Eugene McDuffie Sr. of McRae; one uncle, Forrest McDuffie of Brunswick; one sister-in-law, Sarah Moring of McRae; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Active pallbearers were Thomas Moring, Bobby Smith, Ahmad McMillian, Edward McMillian, Wendall Moring and Leroy Livingston. Honorary escorts were Edward Baker, Andy Eady, Damien Harrison, Donald Moring Jr., Ahmad McMillian II and Darrian Harrison.
Baker Funeral Home of Soperton was in charge of arrangements.