Our Obituaries

James "Lou" Giddens, Sr.

April 27, 1951 - May 14, 2018

Mr. James "Lou" Giddens, Sr., 67, of Poulan died Monday, May 14, 2018 at his residence. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Poulan Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Poulan Cemetery. Rev. Freddy White will officiate. Mr. Giddens was born on April 27, 1951 in Worth County to the late John Henry and Jewell Green Giddens. He had lived in...
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James "Jimmy" Cochran

November 7, 1952 - May 12, 2018

Georgia State Patrol Master Trooper (Retired) James Harold "Jimmy" Cochran, Jr., 65, of Sylvester died Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mike Davis and Rev. Cathy Green will officiate. Mr. Cochran was born on November 7, 1952 in Sylvester to...
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Brad Hatfield, Sr.

December 5, 1944 - May 12, 2018

Mr. Brad Hatfield, Sr., 73, formerly of Sylvester, died Saturday, May 12, 2018 at his daughter's residence in Dacula, Georgia. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Rev. Ron Stinson will officiate. Mr. Hatfield was born on December 5, 1944 in...
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Gary Wrinkle

September 10, 1941 - May 9, 2018

Mr. Gary Wrinkle, 76, of Poulan died Wednesday May 9, 2018 at Willson Hospice House. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday May 12, 2018 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Shingler Cemetery. The Rev. Clinton "Bobby" Fields and Rev. Phillip Lawson will officiate. Mr. Wrinkle was born on September 10, 1941 in Richland, Missouri to the late Wilbur...
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Robert "Bruce" Bennett, Sr.

August 3, 1932 - April 26, 2018

Mr. Robert "Bruce" Bennett, Sr. of Ashburn died Thursday April 26, 2018 at Tift Regional Medical Center. The graveside service will be at 11:00 AM on Monday April 30, 2018 at the Ephesus Church Cemetery with the Elder Paul Thomas officiating. Mr. Bennett was born on August 3, 1932 in Okeechobee FL, to the late Noah Franklin and Edith Raulerson Bennett. He had lived in Worth County since...
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John Culpepper

September 21, 1929 - April 22, 2018

Mr. John Culpepper, 88, of Sylvester died Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at First Baptist Church Sylvester with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Rev. Donnie Duncan and Rev. Earnie Pirkle will officiate. Mr. Culpepper was born on September 21, 1929 in Poulan to the...
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G, Pait Willis

May 8, 1939 - April 22, 2018

Mr. G. Pait Willis, age 78, passed away at his residence surrounded by his family April 22, 2018. Services will be held at Ty Ty Baptist Church, Ty Ty, GA on Wednesday, April 25 at 3:00 pm with Reverend Rodney Owens and Reverend Shep Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Oakridge Cemetery, Tifton Georgia, with Banks Funeral Home of Sylvester, Georgia in charge of the arrangements. The...
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Harlin B. Calhoun, Jr

April 21, 1957 - April 22, 2018

Mr. Harlin B. Calhoun, Jr., 61, of Conyers, GA, and formerly of Worth County, died Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Traditions Health and Rehabilitation in Lithonia, GA. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Calhoun was born on April 21, 1957 in Albany to the late Harlin B. and Peggy Tanner Calhoun, Sr. He had lived in Conyers for...
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Bennie M. Powell

March 26, 1920 - April 21, 2018

Mr. Bennie M. Powell, 98, of Sylvester died Saturday, April 21, 2018 at his residence. The funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Providence Cemetery. Rev. Jason Jones will officiate. Mr. Powell was born on March 26, 1920 in Worth County to the late Marion M. and Roxie Ann Gay Powell. He had lived in...
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Heywood Apperson

May 24, 1933 - April 21, 2018

Mr. Heywood Apperson, 84, of Sylvester died Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Willson Hospice House. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Banks Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Rev. Jeff Barker, Rev. Kevin Apperson and Mr. Mike Compton will officiate. Mr. Apperson was born on May 24, 1933 in Worth County to the late Elzie Van...
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Wilda E. Goldinger

March 23, 1933 - April 20, 2018

Mrs. Wilda E. Goldinger, 85, of Justin, Texas, and formerly of Worth County, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in the Sumner Cemetery. The Rev. Wallace Willis will officiate. Mrs. Goldinger was born on March 23, 1933 to the late Emery and Evelyn Livengood. She had lived in Worth County for many years before moving to...
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Mary Etta Moore McCourry Dykes

May 2, 1923 - April 18, 2018

Mrs. Mary Etta Moore McCourry Dykes, 94, of Sylvester died Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Pine Shadow Retirement Manor. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at First Baptist Church Sylvester with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Rev. Donnie Duncan will officiate. Mrs. Dykes was born on May 2, 1923 in Wakulla County, FL to the late Johnny Mae...
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Woodrow "Woody" Shiver

March 1, 2018 - April 15, 2018

Mr. Woodrow "Woody" Shiver, 74, of Sylvester died Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Tift Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Banks Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00 PM until the Service Hour at Banks Funeral Home. Mr. Shiver was born on March 1, 1944 in Albany to the late Elbert and Annie Price...
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Woodrow "Woody" Langdale, Jr.

November 2, 1943 - April 14, 2018

Mr. Woodrow "Woody" Langdale, Jr., 74, of Tifton died Saturday, April 14, 2018 at his residence. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Banks Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Wright's Chapel Cemetery. Rev. Terrell Roberts will officiate. Mr. Langdale was born on November 2, 1943 in Berrien County to the late Junior Woodrow Langdale, Sr. and...
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Jim Bridges, Jr.

November 11, 1963 - April 4, 2018

Mr. Jim Bridges, Jr., 54, of Sylvester died Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at his residence. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Isabella Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Rev. Jason Jones will officiate. Mr. Bridges was born on November 11, 1963 in Worth County to Jimmie M. Bridges, Sr. and Thelma Hardin Bridges. He had lived...
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Jimmy L. "Shorty" Chambless

October 12, 1961 - April 3, 2018

Mr. Jimmy L. "Shorty" Chambless, Jr., 56, of Sylvester died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at his residence. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Banks Funeral Home. Rev. Cathy Johnson will officiate. Mr. Chambless was born on October 12, 1961 in Sylvester to the late Jimmy Lewis Chambless, Sr. and Betty Webb Chambless. He had lived in Poulan most of his...
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Edward Lee Autry, Sr.

January 31, 1932 - March 31, 2018

On the beautiful, sunny afternoon of Saturday, March 31, 2018, Edward Lee Autry, Sr., 86, of Sumner, went peacefully to his heavenly home with his family surrounding him with love. He had suffered with declining health for several years. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Wright's Chapel Baptist Church with interment will follow at Paulk's Chapel Church...
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Wendell Luke

November 25, 1958 - March 27, 2018

Mr. Wendell Luke, 59, of Worth County died on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Phoebe Worth Medical Center. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Pine Hill Church with interment to follow in the Pine Hill Church Cemetery. Rev. Walt Tompkins and Rev. Tim Henry will officiate. Mr. Luke was born on November 25, 1958 in Tift County to the late Julius D. and Daisy...
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Mary K. Rigsby

November 12, 1939 - March 21, 2018

Mrs. Mary K. Rigsby, 78, of Tifton died Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at her residence. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Northside Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Rev. Jimmy Cargle, Rev. Jerry Cooper and Mr. Craig Goodman will officiate. Mrs. Rigsby was born on November 12, 1939 in Tift County to the late Patrick...
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Warine P. Boone

March 21, 1930 - March 20, 2018

Mrs. Warine P. Boone, 87, of Sylvester died Tuesday March 20, 2018 at Phoebe Worth Medical Center. A Graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday March 23, 2018 at Pinecrest Memory Gardens in Moultrie. Mr. Bill Boone will officiate. Mrs. Boone was born in Worth County on March 21, 1930 to the late Emerald Douglas and Annie Pearl Bryan Pye. She had lived in Worth County all of her life...
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Joel Rogers

January 2, 1954 - March 19, 2018

Mr. Joel Anthony Rogers, 64, of Sylvester died Monday, March 19, 2018 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday,March 23, 2018 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at the Smoak Cemetery in Warwick. The Rev. Mike Carter will officiate. Mr. Rogers was born on January 2, 1954 in Sylvester to the late Ralph Chappell and Thurma...
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Jewell Farmer Raines

November 21, 1926 - March 19, 2018

Mrs. Jewell Farmer Raines, 91, of Jackson GA and formally of Sylvester died on Monday, March 19, 2018 in Jackson GA. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the New Bethel Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Rocky Duckworth, Rev. George Bennett and Rev. Tommy Kennedy will officiate. Mrs. Raines...
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Linda Williams Suggs

February 13, 1953 - March 14, 2018

Mrs. Linda Williams Suggs, 65, of Turner County died Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at her residence. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Poulan Cemetery. Rev. Kirk Lavender and Rev. Rocky Duckworth will officiate. Mrs. Suggs was born on February 13, 1953 in Sylvester to Coy and Ruby Williams. She...
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David Loyd

September 29, 1938 - March 10, 2018

Mr. David Loyd, 79, of Oakfield died Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Monday, March 12, 2018 at Red Oak Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Red Oak Cemetery. Rev. Rob Gray will officiate. Mr. Loyd was born on September 29, 1938 in Toomsboro, GA to the late John Ivey and Amanda Catherine Pate Loyd. He had...
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Merle B. Shiver

February 10, 1927 - March 9, 2018

Mrs. Merle B. Shiver, 91, of Sylvester died on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 12, 2018 at Bethel Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Bethel Church Cemetery. Rev. Dan Story and Rev. Grady Morey will officiate. Mrs. Shiver was born on February 10, 1927 in Gadsden, FL to the late Carl Melton &...
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Amy Calhoun Fletcher Kimsey

March 8, 2018

Amy Calhoun Fletcher Kimsey, 94 - of Albany, Atlanta, Tallahassee and Sylvester - passed away peacefully on the morning of March 8th, 2018. Known to many as the indomitable "Miss Amy," she was perhaps proudest to be identified by her determined devotion to keeping the memory of her parents - and the heritage of their family name and farm - intact. She was, in many ways, amongst the last...
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Dennis Troy Alderman

September 16, 1961 - March 7, 2018

Mr. Dennis Troy Alderman of Florida passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Memorial Hospital West in Pembroke Pines, FL. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Tempy Cemetery. The world became a better place the day Ernest & Dorothy Alderman gave birth to their first son, Dennis Troy Alderman, on...
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Geneva Brown Jenkins

June 4, 1927 - March 3, 2018

Mrs. Geneva Brown Jenkins, 90, of Sylvester died Saturday, March 3, 2018 at her residence. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Unity Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Mount Enon Baptist Church Cemetery Mitchell County, GA. Rev. Bobby Joe Brown and Rev. Trey Brown will officiate. Mrs. Jenkins was born on June 4, 1927 in Worth County to the...
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Martha Wiley Warner

November 3, 1947 - March 2, 2018

Mrs. Martha Wiley Warner, 70, of Bush, Louisiana, and formerly of Ty Ty, died Friday, March 2, 2018 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, Louisiana. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Banks Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Story-Odom Cemetery in Warwick, GA. Rev. W.E. Fogarty and Rev. Sam Thompson will officiate. ...
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Georgene B. Harpe

April 17, 1955 - February 28, 2018

Mrs. Georgene B. Harpe, 62, of Worth County died Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Isabella Cemetery. Rev. Gary Holton will officiate. Mrs. Harpe was born on April 17, 1955 in Worth County to the late George and Trixie Hutto...
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Colise H. Raines

May 20, 1924 - February 25, 2018

Mrs. Colise Hatcher Raines, 93, of Sylvester died Sunday, February 25, 2018 at her daughter's residence. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Isabella Cemetery. Rev. Jason Jones will officiate. Mrs. Raines was born on May 20, 1924 in Mitchell County to the late Felix and Della Morey Hatcher...
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Tom A. Parr

October 15, 1938 - February 25, 2018

Mr. Tom A. Parr, 79, of Albany died Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in Floral Memory Gardens in Albany. Rev. Charlie Brown and Rev. Craig Barnette will officiate. Mr. Parr was born on October 15, 1938 in Miller County to the late...
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Joyce Brooks Burrell

February 23, 2018

Mrs. Joyce Brooks Burrell, 73, of Sylvester GA died on Friday, February 23, 2018 at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Northside Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Jimmy Cargle and Rev. Jerry Cooper will officiate. Mrs. Burrell was born on August 17, 1944 in Sylvester GA to the...
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Faye Slappey

March 10, 1950 - February 20, 2018

Mrs. Faye Slappey, 67, of Sumner died Tuesday, February 20,2018 at her residence. As per her wishes, Mrs. Slappey will be cremated and no service are planned at this time. Banks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Jessie Spillers

December 3, 1938 - February 20, 2018

Mr. Jessie Spillers, 79, of Worth County died Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at his residence. The funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM on Friday, February 23, 2018 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Pleasant Grove Church cemetery. Rev. Ricky Griner and Rev. Dennis Hall will officiate. Mr. Spillers was born on December 3, 1938 in...
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Margie Webb Souter

September 12, 1943 - February 19, 2018

Mrs. Margie Webb Souter, 74, of Sumner died Monday, February 19, 2018 at Regency Hospital in Macon. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 23, 2018 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Shingler Cemetery. Rev. Freddy White and Rev. Terry Siniard will officiate. Mrs. Souter was born on September 12, 1943 in Tift County to the late Fredrick...
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Phillip Larry Bogert

January 11, 1949 - February 18, 2018

Mr. Phillip Larry Bogert passed away unexpectedly on February 18, 2018 at the age of 69. As per his wishes, Mr. Bogert will be cremated. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Albany Grace Church of the Nazarene in Albany, GA. Mr. Bogert was born on January 11, 1949 in Albany, GA to the late Edwin Henry and Alma White Bogert, Sr. He had lived in...
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Katie T. "Bobbie" Jackson Walker

May 17, 1934 - February 17, 2018

Mrs. Katie T. "Bobbie" Jackson Walker, 83, of Sylvester died Saturday, February 17, 2018 at PruittHealth of Sylvester. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Evergreen Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. Rev. Todd Brooks will officiate. Mrs. Walker was born on May 17, 1934 in Colquitt County to the late Addie Lee and...
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Gladys Sargent Wells

June 20, 1937 - February 13, 2018

Mrs. Gladys Sargent Wells, 80, of Sylvester died Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Cobblestone Rehabilitation and Healthcare of Moultrie. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church of Albany with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Josh Bower will officiate. Mrs. Wells was born on June 20, 1937 in Cooperstown, NY...
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Albert "Al" Price, Jr.

June 11, 1934 - February 12, 2018

Mr. Albert "Al" Price, Jr., 83, of Sylvester died on Monday, February 12, 2018 at his residence. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery with military honors. The Rev. Mike Davis and Rev. Cathy Green will officiate. Mr. Price was born on June 11, 1934 in Buffalo,...
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Frances Powell Watson

April 12, 1945 - February 12, 2018

Ms. Frances Powell Watson, 72, of Tifton died Monday, February 12, 2018 at Tift Regional Medical Center. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Ms. Watson was born on April 12, 1945 in Tifton, GA to the late Harmon Ira and Cornelia Isabella Elliott Powell. She had lived in...
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Madeline Pless Spillers

April 5, 1916 - February 11, 2018

Madeline Pless Spillers was born on April 5, 1916 to John Larkin and Nora Burnette Pless. She entered heaven's gates on February 11, 2018. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday February 15, 2018 at Banks Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Red Oak Cemetery. The Rev. Grady Morey officiate On July 8, 1940, she married Grady Spillers. They had two children: John...
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Paul Brooks

May 24, 1932 - February 11, 2018

Mr. Paul Brooks, 85, of Worth County died Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. As per his wishes, Mr. Brooks will be cremated and no services are planned at this time. Mr. Brooks was born on May 24, 1932 in Logan, West Virginia to the late Bryant and Roxie Ann Thompson Brooks. He had lived in Worth County almost 40 years moving here in 1979. Mr. Brooks was a Retired...
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Arthur E. "Gene" Overton (USAF Ret.)

October 11, 1932 - January 30, 2018

Maj. Arthur E. "Gene" Overton (USAF Ret.), 85, of Sylvester died on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Phoebe Worth Medical Center. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Rev. Cathy Green and Rev. Mike Carter will officiate. Maj. Overton was born on October 11, 1932...
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Morris C. Gill

June 17, 1934 - January 28, 2018

Mr. Morris C. Gill, 83, of Oakfield died Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Pruitt Health of Sylvester. The graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Oakfield Cemetery. The Rev. Grady Morey will officiate. Mr. Gill was born on June 17, 1934 in Ashburn GA to the late Albert & Laura Louise Downs Gill. He had lived in Worth County all of his life and was...
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Norman J. Crowe

May 15, 1924 - January 24, 2018

Dr. Norman J. Crowe, Sr., 93, of Sylvester died on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in Sylvester. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Banks Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Cooper and Dr. David Jones will officiate. Dr. Crowe was born in Sylvester on May 15, 1924 to Leila Houston Crowe and William Jewel Crowe....
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Jane L. Davis

October 27, 1923 - January 21, 2018

Mrs. Jane Lancaster Davis, 94, of Covington formerly of Sylvester died Sunday January 21, 2018 at Pruitt Health in Covington. The graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday January 24, 2018 at the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Donnie Duncan will officiate. Mrs. Davis was born on October 27, 1923 in Albany GA to the late P.M. Lancaster and Jeanette Hires Ford. Following her...
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James F. Howington

December 30, 1934 - January 20, 2018

Mr. James F. Howington, 83, of Poulan died Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on January 25, 2018 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Poulan Cemetery. The Rev. Charles McCardle will officiate. Mr. Howington was born on December 30, 1934 in Clearwater, South Carolina to the late James Cleveland &...
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Richard E. Webber

August 20, 1945 - January 20, 2018

Mr. Richard E. Webber, 72, of Sylvester died on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at PruittHealth of Sylvester. Mr. Webber was cremated as per his wishes and no services are planned at this time. Mr. Webber was born on August 20, 1945 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Leland E. and Clara Gilmore Webber. He had lived in Worth County for the last 20 years. Mr. Webber retired from the U.S. Army after...
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Connie Lou Jolley Sumner

January 26, 1926 - January 15, 2018

Mrs. Connie Lou Jolley Sumner, 91, of Sumner died Monday, January 15, 2018 at Tift Regional Medical Center. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Sumner Cemetery. The Rev. John Townsend, Rev. Howard Vogan and Rev. Jason Jones will officiate. Mrs. Sumner was born in Worth County on January 26,...
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William Lonnie Bartley

March 6, 1955 - January 13, 2018

Mr. William Lonnie Bartley, 62, of Sylvester died on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at his residence. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the First Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. Rev. Donnie Duncan and Rev. Todd Brooks will officiate. Mr. Bartley was born on March 6, 1955 in Sylvester GA to the late William Douglas and...
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Laverne Turner Jeffords

January 13, 2018

Mrs. LaVerne Turner Jeffords, 92, died Saturday January 13, 2018 at Pine Shadows Retirement Manor in Sylvester GA. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Sylvester First Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Donnie Duncan and Mr. Jeffrey Jeffords will officiate. Mrs. Jeffords was born on August 11, 1925, to...
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Eunice Harris Maples

February 7, 1949 - January 12, 2018

Mrs. Eunice Harris Maples, 68, of Poulan died Friday January 12, 2018 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville FL. A Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday January 16, 2018 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Liberty Hill Cemetery. Rev. Kevin Johnson and Rev. Rocky Duckworth will officiate. Mrs. Maples was born in Worth County on February 7, 1949 to the late Otis "O.B."...
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Edward H. Smith, Jr.

November 21, 1937 - January 9, 2018

Mr. Edward H. Smith, Jr., 80, of Doerun died Tuesday January 9, 2018 at Camellia Gardens in Thomasville, GA. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday at Banks Funeral Home.. A private memorial service will be held for the family on a later date. Mr. Smith was born in Chicago IL, on November 21, 1937 to the late Edward H. & Mildred Goldsmith Smith. He had lived...
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Lane C. Posey

March 14, 1935 - December 30, 2017

Mr. Lane C. Posey, 82, of Warwick died Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the Red Oak Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Red Oak Cemetery. The Rev. Rob Gray and Rev. Carlton Webb will officiate. Mr. Posey was born on March 14, 1935 in Worth County to the late James Crawford...
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Eddie Savage

November 30, 1942 - December 25, 2017

Mr. Eddie Savage, 75, of Sylvester died Monday December 25, 2017 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Mr. Savage was born on November 30, 1942 in Winchester, IL, to the late Leo and Beulah Savage. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. Mr. Savage was the Owner of Fleet Star Trucking Company. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and was an avid CB Radio enthusiasts. ...
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Betty Jean Burke

January 19, 1942 - December 25, 2017

Mrs. Betty Jean Burke, 75, of Poulan died on Monday, December 25, 2017 at her residence. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Ron Ryan & Rev. Kevin Johnson will officiate. Mrs. Betty Jean Burke was born on January 19, 1942 in Moultrie Georgia to the late J.W and Nancy Purvis. She had lived in Worth County most of her...
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Mamie Ruth Sanderson

July 16, 1927 - December 23, 2017

Mrs. Mamie Ruth Sanderson, 90, of Sylvester died on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 in the New Bethel Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Johnny Lewis and Rev. Ed Waller will officiate. Mrs. Sanderson was born on July 16, 1927 in Worth County to...
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John Daniel "Dr. Dan" Williamson

October 15, 1942 - December 21, 2017

Reverend Dr. John Daniel "Dr. Dan" Williamson, 75, of Sylvester Georgia passed away on December 21, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. The Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church in Sylvester. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until the Service Hour at Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church. Dr. Dan...
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Elbert Kilcrease

August 19, 1932 - December 19, 2017

Mr. Elbert Kilcrease,85, of Poulan died Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at his residence. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 22, 2017 at the Poulan United Methodist Church with interment to follow in the Poulan Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Piland and Rev. Jay Reppert will officiate. Mr. Kilcrease was born on August 19, 1932 to the late...
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Jed Lee Kimbrel

December 7, 1981 - December 17, 2017

Mr. Jed Lee Kimbrel, 36, of Doles died on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Phoebe Worth Medical Center. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, December 21, 2017 in the Red Oak Cemetery. The Rev. Rob Gray will officiate. Mr. Kimbrel was born on December 07, 1981 in Albany. He had lived in Worth County for the past 10 years. Mr. Kimbrel was employed as a Sales Service...
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Katherine M. Bateman

December 15, 1918 - December 17, 2017

Mrs. Katherine Lowman Mundy Bateman, 99, of Sylvester died Sunday December 17, 2017 at Pine Shadows Retirement Manor. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Cathy Green and Rev. Mike Davis will officiate. Mrs. Bateman was born on December 15, 1918 in...
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Angela Massey

May 19, 1959 - December 16, 2017

Mrs. Angela B. Massey, 58, of Sylvester died on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Tift Regional Medical Center. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Rev. Mike Carter will officiate. Mrs. Massey was born on May 19, 1959 in Rome Georgia to the late Avery and Dorothy Stroup...
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Inez Dees Posey

July 23, 1929 - December 15, 2017

Mrs. Inez Dees Posey, 88, of Sylvester died Friday December 15, 2017 at Pruitt Health in Sylvester. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday December 21, 2017 at Northside Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Rev. Jerry Cooper, Rev. Mike Carter and Rev. Jimmy Cargle will officiate. Mrs. Posey was born on July 23, 1929 in Worth County to the late...
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Ross Logan

March 22, 1943 - December 14, 2017

Mr. Ross William Logan, 74, of Sylvester died on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Willson Hospice House. The Memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Jeffrey Pritchard will officiate. Mr. Logan was born on March 22, 1943 in San Diego, California to the late Amos Logan and Betty Dixon. He was raised by his grandparents in Illinois...
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Floyd Willis

March 31, 1926 - December 12, 2017

Mr. Floyd Willis, 91, of Ty Ty died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at PruittHealth-Sylvester. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Sumner Cemetery. The Rev. Ronnie Howell will officiate. Mr. Willis was born on March 31, 1926 in Worth County to the late Walter Hugh and Mary Rooks Willis. He had...
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Adaly Guadalupe Banda

August 19, 2016 - December 8, 2017

Miss Adaly Guadalupe Banda, 15 months old, of Sumner passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Scottish Rites Children Healthcare of Atlanta. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Sumner Cemetery. Adaly was born on August 19, 2016 in Tifton, GA to the Jose and Nora Banda. She had lived in...
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Merle Dorminey McGlamery

September 22, 1941 - December 7, 2017

Mrs. Merle Dorminey McGlamery, 76, of Sylvester passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Willson Hospice House in Albany. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Todd Brooks and Rev. Jason Jones will officiate. Mrs. McGlamery was born on September 22, 1941 in Worth...
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Richard "Ric" M. Thomas

July 3, 1948 - December 6, 2017

Mr. Richard "Ric" M. Thomas, 69, of Sylvester passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Mike DeLoach and Rev. Jeff Barker will officiate. Mr. Thomas was born on July 3, 1948 in Tifton to the...
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Careen Hatcher Miller

December 15, 1936 - December 5, 2017

Jocelyn Careen Hatcher Miller died Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Pruitt Healthcare in Sylvester, 10 days shy of her 81st birthday. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Banks Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Mitchell County. The Rev. Paul Thomas and Rev. John Hughes will officiate. The family will receive...
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Sunny Medders

September 22, 1930 - December 5, 2017

Mrs. Sunny Medders, 87, of Poulan died Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at PruittHealth Sylvester. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Poulan Cemetery. Mr. Rick Medders will officiate. Mrs. Medders was born on September 22, 1930 in Worth County to the late Richard and Bernice Green Watson. She had...
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Shirley Carter Fordham

March 18, 1939 - December 3, 2017

Shirley Carter Fordham, (Grammy), passed away on December 3, 2017 at the home of her sister in Sylvester, GA surrounded by her family. The funeral service will be held at Evergreen Baptist Church in Sylvester, GA at 11:00am on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Pastors Todd Brooks and Mike Carter will officiate the service. She...
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Peyton Renee' Hawk

October 30, 1995 - December 2, 2017

Ms. Peyton Renee' Alexandra Hawk, 22, of Worth County died Saturday, December 2, 2017. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Paulk's Chapel Cemetery. Peyton Renee' was born on October 30, 1995 in Albany. She had lived in Worth County all her life and graduating with Worth County High School Class...
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Dorothy Teresa Patton

March 27, 1948 - November 28, 2017

Mrs. Dorothy Teresa Patton, 69, of Sylvester died Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Isabella Cemetery. Mrs. Patton was born on March 27, 1948 in Worth County to the late Robert Nick and Annie Lee Tucker Denby. She had lived in...
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James Robert "Bob" Case, Sr.

May 18, 1942 - November 27, 2017

Mr. James Robert "Bob" Case Sr., 75, of Sylvester died Monday, November 27, 2017 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Sylvester Lighthouse Church of God with interment to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Nathan Smith and Rev. Matt Cason will officiate. Mr. Case was born on May 18, 1942 in Travelers Rest, SC...
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Chaplain LTC Delton Collins, US Army (Ret.)

January 15, 1930 - November 21, 2017

Chaplain LTC Delton Collins, US Army (Ret.), 87, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at The Green House at Calvary in Columbus, Ga. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, at Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester, Ga., with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service hour at Banks Funeral Home. Dr. Don Wilhite and Army...
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Mary Nan Knott Moore

September 18, 1932 - November 20, 2017

Mrs. Mary Nan Knott Moore, 85, of Sylvester died Monday November 20, 2017 at Willson Hospice House. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 24, 2017 in the Warwick United Methodist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Glenn Saunders will officiate. Mrs. Moore was born on September 18, 1932 in Warwick to the late Thomas C. and Ethel Dixon Knott. She had lived in Sylvester...
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Bill "Billy" Sellars

November 18, 1953 - November 17, 2017

Mr. Bill "Billy" Sellars, 63, of Sylvester died Friday November 17, 2017 at Tift Regional Medical Center. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday November 22, 2017 at New Life Tabernacle Church. The Rev. Gordon Poole will officiate. Mr. Sellars was born in Colquitt County on November 18, 1953 to the late Issac Lester and Lutie Belle Edwards Sellars. Mr. Sellars had lived in...
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Lee "Rambo" Fambro

December 3, 1953 - November 8, 2017

Mr. Lee "Rambo" Fambro, 63, of Sylvester died Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Tift Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Mike Newsome will officiate. Mr. Fambro was born on December 3, 1953 in Hollywood, FL to the late Homer Ray Fambro and Marjie Batchelor Newmans. He was a Veteran having...
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Charles L. Brooks

November 16, 1935 - November 7, 2017

Mr. Charles L. Brooks, 81, of Tifton died Tuesday November 7, 2017 at Rehabilitation Center of South Georgia in Tifton. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday November 9, 2017 at Evergreen Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Rev. Todd Brooks and Elder Tom Deal will officiate. Mr. Brooks was born on November 16, 1935 in Worth County to the late...
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Sara Lee Dalton

May 5, 1933 - November 5, 2017

Mrs. Sara Lee Dalton, 84, of Sylvester died Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Bethel Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Dan Story and Rev. Grady Morey will officiate. Mrs. Dalton was born on May 5, 1933 in Bainbridge, GA to the late...
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Paul S. Arnold

July 18, 1966 - November 1, 2017

Mr. Paul Steven Arnold, 51, of Kansas, and formerly of Worth County, died Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in Liberal, Kansas. The funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Arnold was born on July 18, 1966 in Bartow, FL, He had lived in Kansas for the past 2 years having moved there from Florida. He was an electrical superintendant...
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Virginia P. Jordan

June 21, 1923 - October 27, 2017

Mrs. Virginia P. Jordan, 94, of Americus and formerly of Sylvester passed away Friday, October 27, 2017 at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home in Americus. A private graveside service will be held by the family. Mrs. Jordan was born on June 21, 1923 in Laurens County to the late Peyton and Adell Hill Partridge. She retired from the Sears and Roebuck Company after 34 years of faithful service. Mrs....
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Jeanette Pipkin Jones

July 26, 1937 - October 17, 2017

Mrs. Jeanette Pipkin Jones, 80, of Warwick died Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at her residence. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Rocky Mount Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Rocky Mount Church Cemetery. The Rev. Carlton Webb will officiate. Mrs. Jones was born on July 26, 1937 in Hazlehurst, GA to the late John Drew & Ruby Googe Pipkin...
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George Allen Stone

July 1, 1944 - October 16, 2017

Mr. George Allen Stone, 73, of Albany died Monday, October 16, 2017 at his residence. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Providence Church Cemetery. Mr. Stone was born on July 1, 1944 in Albany, GA to Herbert Lee Stone and Rosie Inez Hall. He had lived in Albany most of his life. Mr. Stone...
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Patrick J. Wardrop, Jr.

July 22, 1956 - October 14, 2017

Mr. Patrick J. Wardrop, Jr., 61, of Sylvester died Saturday, October 14, 2017 at PruittHealth-Palmyra in Albany. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Sylvester Lighthouse Church of God. The Rev. Matt Cason and Mr. Steve Parker will officiate. Mr. Wardrop was born on July 22, 1956 in Norfolk, VA to Patrick J. Wardrop, Sr. and the late Edith Wardrop...
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John Wesley Griffin

January 27, 1920 - October 10, 2017

Mr. John W. Griffin, 97, of Sylvester ended his long journey of life on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at his residence. The funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at St. Teresa's Catholic Church in Albany with burial to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Sylvester. The Rev. Raymond Levreault will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM on Friday...
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Carolyn Hullett Young

December 27, 1947 - October 9, 2017

Mrs. Carolyn Hullett Young, 69, of Sylvester died Monday, October 9, 2017 at Willson Hospice House in Albany. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Pine Hill Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Pine Hill Church Cemetery. The Rev. Donnie Wright, Rev. Trey Brown and Rev. Jerry Etheredge will officiate. Mrs. Young was born on December...
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Geoffrey Lee Kent

September 23, 1966 - October 9, 2017

Mr. Geoffrey L, Kent, 51, of Sylvester died Monday October 9, 2017 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. The memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday October 12, 2017 at Unity Baptist Church. The Rev. Troy Dykes, Rev. Phillip Dove, Rev. Bryan Allen and Rev. Scott Tomlinson will officiate. Mr. Kent was born on September 23, 1966 in Clewiston, FL to the late Burris A. "B.A." and...
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Danielle Willis

April 24, 1985 - October 7, 2017

Mrs. Danielle Willis, 32, of Murfreesboro, TN, and formerly of Worth County, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at her residence. A graveside service will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Damascus Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Willis was born on April 24, 1985 in Albany, GA to Kenneth Willis and Mary Lamb. She was a loving wife, mother and daughter who will be...
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Wendell Newell

March 12, 1934 - October 4, 2017

Mr. Wendell Newell, 83, died October 4, 2017 at Willson Hospice House. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Trey Brown will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday from 1:00 PM until the Service Hour at Banks Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Newell was born in...
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Annie Lee Merritt

April 21, 1928 - September 30, 2017

Mrs. Annie Lee Fraser Merritt, 89, of Auburn, GA, and formerly of Southwest Georgia, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 at her residence. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Union Hill Congregational Church Cemetery in Pearson, GA. The Rev. Jerome Granade will officiate. The family will receive friends on Monday from 1:00-4:00 PM at...
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Lonnie E. "Sonny" Register, Jr.

September 13, 1943 - September 23, 2017

Mr. Lonnie Edward "Sonny" Register, Jr.,74, passed away on September 23, 2017 after a long fight against cancer. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 28 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Grady Morey will officiate. Sonny was born in Shingler, GA on September 13, 1943, the son of Mary and Lonnie E....
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Irma Clyde Wilder Halstead

January 14, 1925 - September 22, 2017

Mrs. Irma Clyde Wilder Halstead, 92, of Waco TX died Friday, September 22, 2017 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Hillcrest Cemetery. Chaplain Stan Halstead and Rev. Donnie Duncan will officiate. Mrs. Halstead was born on January 14, 1925 in Dougherty County (Acree) GA. to the late Cosby Leroy Wilder &...
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Carl "Dean" Bailey

December 30, 1951 - September 21, 2017

Mr. Carl "Dean" Bailey, 65, of Sumner passed away peacefully Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Tift Regional Medical Center. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Bailey was born on December 30, 1951 to the late Carlton Shelby and Mary Beth Clenney Bailey. He had lived in Sumner for the past 5 years having moved here from...
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Effie Lee Hodges Foxworth

November 21, 1929 - September 20, 2017

Mrs. Effie Lee Hodges Foxworth, 87, of Worth County went to her eternal home on September, 20, 2017 at her residence. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Anson Jackson, Rev. Karen Carr, and Rev. Christopher Jackson will officiate. Mrs. Foxworth was born on...
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Ronald "Ronnie" Holt

January 1, 1948 - September 20, 2017

Mr. Ronald "Ronnie" Holt, 69, of Worth County died Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at his residence. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Evergreen Baptist Church with the interment to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The Rev. Todd Brooks will officiate. Mr. Holt was born on January 1, in Moultrie to the late Frankie Olen and Pauline Thomason Holt....
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Clarence Jones

January 5, 1933 - September 19, 2017

Mr. Clarence Jones , 84 , of Sylvester died Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at his residence after lengthy illness. A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 3:00 PM in the Antioch Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Church Cemetery. Mr. Jones was born on January 5, 1933 in Turner County Georgia to the late John E. Jones Sr. and Lillie Powell Jones. He had lived...
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Gail Sams

March 13, 1952 - September 19, 2017

Mrs. Gail Sams of 1003 Cordele Highway, Sylvester, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, at her home. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Sylvester with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Donnie Duncan will officiate. Gail was born on March 13, 1952 to the late Cecil and Betty James. She was born and...
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Jean Shiver Woolard

September 19, 1929 - September 18, 2017

Mrs. Jean Shiver Woolard, 87, of St. Simons Island, and formerly of Sylvester, GA, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 after a long illness. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church in Sylvester with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Marcia Cochran, of St. Simons Island United Methodist...
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