May 2, 2002 Issue

Calvin Evans Irby
Mr. Calvin Evans Irby, 70, of Gibson died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center, Thomson.

Mr. Irby was a native of Warren County.

The funeral was April 30 at 3 p.m. at Magnolia Baptist Church, Gibson, with the Dr. Donald Widener officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include three sisters, Mildred Phillips, Gibson, Ethel Davis, Thomson, and Lucille Irby Edmonds, Bradenton, Fla.

Pallbearers were G.H. Cosby, Jason Norris, Mark Phillips, Dean Couch, Eric Couch and Ricky R. Phillips.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Myrtle Palmer Smith
Mrs. Myrtle Palmer Smith, 90, of Bartow died Friday, April 26, 2002, in Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Smith was born on Sept. 4, 1911, in Jefferson County. She was the daughter of the late George A. Palmer and Maggie Taylor Palmer and the wife of the late George B. Smith. She was a member of Parker Methodist church.

The funeral was April 28 at 2 p.m. at Southern Heritage Chapel in Louisville with the Rev. Billy Howell officiating. Burial was in Parker Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Annette S. Livingston, Louisville, Margaret S. Miller, Stapleton, and Betty S. Cooper, Bartow; two sons, Jimmy B. Smith, Bartow, and Terry Smith, Stellaville; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.

James C. Milburn
Mr. James C. Milburn, 86, of Gibson died Monday, April 29, 2002, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center, Thomson.

Mr. Milburn, a native of Glascock County, was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church where he served as deacon and adult Sunday school teacher. He taught a Sunday school class at the Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center every week. He was a member of the Glascock County Lions Club, a member of the Masonic Lodge #257 and the order of the Eastern Star.

The funeral was May 1 at 4 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Seaman officiating. Burial was in Gibson City Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Dwain Milburn, Martinez; one daughter, Donna Newsome, Gibson; three sisters, Celia Parrish, Gibson, Sara O'Neal, Augusta, and Lillian Simson, Ft. Valley; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robert O'Neal, David Milburn, Danny Milburn, Keith Milburn, Bonnie Jean Parrish and Jack Williford.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Margaret Morris
Mrs. Margaret Morris of Louisville died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at Medical College of Georgia.

Mrs. Morris was the widow of the late Harrison Morris.

The funeral was May 1 at 3:30 p.m. at Bryant Grove Baptist Church with pastor Edward Blueford officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include eight daughters and two sons.

Charter's Mortuary, Waynesboro, was in charge of the arrangements.

Jimmy Walker
Mr. Jimmy Walker, 51, of Louisville died Monday, April 22, 2002.

The funeral was April 27 at 1 p.m. at St. Matthews AME Church with the Rev. David Walker officiating.

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