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Nora Walker

Mrs. Nora Cornelia Mathews Walker, age 90, of Milan died Monday, May 18, 2015 at Dodge County Hospital.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 21 at Sand Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Joey Bohannon and the Rev. Carl Knowles officiating, with interment in Sand Grove Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Walker was a lifelong resident of Milan, the oldest member of Sand Grove Baptist Church and a retired textile worker for Roydenwear, Inc. She was a graduate of Workmore High School, a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family. Mrs. Walker was daughter of the late Estelle Johnson Mathews and Will Mathews, widow of Willie Mac Walker and was preceded in death by a son, Edwin Mathew “Math” Walker and three siblings, Archie Mathews, Julia Mae Harwell and Herman Mathews.
Survivors include two daughters, Kay W. Bowman (Bobby) of Warner Robins and Dale Walker of Milan; daughter-in-law, Brenda Spires Walker of Milan; sister, Frances Knowles (Carl) of Dalton; four grandchildren, Carla Walker Alligood (Anthony), Eddie Walker, Dean Bowman and Ashley Bowman; great-granddaughter, Olivia Alligood; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at Southerland Funeral Chapel from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 20. Contributions may be made to Sand Grove Baptist Church.
Serving as pallbearers were Dean Bowman, Eddie Walker, Tony Knowles, Clint Walker, Brian Watkins and Anthony Alligood. Stephanie Kirkland is musician for the funeral service.
Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home of Eastman was in charge of arrangements.

Willis Leonard Williams

Willis Leonard Williams, 74, of Townsend passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015. The family received friends Tuesday, May 19 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 20 at 2 p.m. at Townsend Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene McDuffy and the Rev. Danny Stillwell officiating. Burial followed at Gardener Poppell Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Keith Whitten, Buddy Whitten, Keith Blocker, Keith Williams, Artie Anderson and Carl Hamilton. Honorary pallbearers were the men of Townsend Baptist Church. Willis was born April 9, 1941 in Townsend to the late Stafford Kenneth Williams and Jessie Aldridge Williams. He was a lifelong resident of Townsend and became a member of Townsend Baptist Church where he enjoyed the fellowship. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a hard worker. Along with his parents, he is also preceded in death by his previous wife, Margaret Whitten Williams. Survivors include his wife, Libby Williams of Townsend; his children, Teresa Adams (Kevin), Redonya Williams, Thomas Williams (Beth), Marlene Harrell (Ricky), Buddy Whitten (Denisea), Scotty Whitten, Sheila Train and Randy Poppell; his sister, Shearien Thornton (Robert); his brother, Kenny Williams (Pat); eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home of Brunswick was in charge of arrangements.

Jim Shelton Rhodes

Jim Shelton Rhodes, 84, of McRae died Thursday, May 21, 2015. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 24 in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with burial at Central Grove Church Cemetery. A native and lifelong resident of Telfair County, Mr. Rhodes was the son of the late Joe and Margie Hulett Rhodes and was married to the late Audrey Purvis Rhodes. He was a hard worker all of his life, having worked in pulpwood and logging, as well as being a mechanic and backhoe operator. Mr. Rhodes was preceded in death by his siblings, Louise Rhodes Rogers, Amy Lou Rhodes Fulford, Inez Rhodes Williams and J.B. Rhodes. Survivors include a son, C.J. Rhodes and his wife, Allie, Uvalda; daughter, Cupie Lane Davenport and her husband, Steve, Enid, Okla.; brother-in-law, Charles Purvis, Lumber City; grandchildren, Heather Faye Fowler, Jimmy Joe Rhodes, Thomas McArthur Rhodes, Jessica (Josh) Miller, Josh Holland and Julie Carson. Eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Please express condolences at Vaughn Funeral Home of McRae was in charge of arrangements.


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