October 24, 2002 Issue

Louis Dow Smith
Mr. Louis Dow Smith of Louisville died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, at the Heritage of Old Capital in Louisville.

Mr. Smith, a native of Wadley, was the son of the late Donovan and Annell Smith. He graduated from Wadley High School where he excelled in football. He worked at Smith Funeral Home in Wadley for many years and later with Hadden's IGA in Louisville. He was a member of the Kaolin Church of God, Sandersville.

A graveside service was held on Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Wadley Cemetery with the Revs. Quint Shepherd and Tom Harrison officiating.

Survivors include a son, Louis Andrew Smith, Sandersville; two daughters Tracy (Scott) Smith Reece, Gainesville, Fla., and Ashley Lampp, Sandersville; one sister, Donna (Davey) Smith Lamb, Wadley; and two grandchildren, Paige and Scotty Reece of Gainesville, Fla.

Memorials may be made to the Kaolin Church of God Building Fund, P.O. Box 223, Sandersville, GA 31082.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Anne Baxter Carter
Mrs. Anne Baxter Carter of Decatur died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002.

Mrs. Carter grew up in Louisville and was a graduate of Louisville Academy. She attended Georgia Southern College in Statesboro and Crawford W. Long School of Nursing. She was a former president of the DeKalb County Medical Auxiliary, former president of the DeKalb County Garden Club and a member of Druid Hills Country Club.

She was the daughter of the late William Ellington and Annie Gordon Baxter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Leon Carter Jr.; a brother, W.E. (Billy) Baxter and a sister, Mrs. Josephine Baxter Flowers.

The funeral was Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of A.S. Turner and Sons. Burial was at Floral Hills Memory Gardens.

Survivors include a daughter, Anita C. Fox-Walker; two sons, Virgil Leon Carter III and James Kelley Carter; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Baxter Smith of Tifton and Mrs. Bess Baxter Shirley of Macon; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Atlanta, 1244 Park Vista Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30319.

Robert H. (Bob) Foerster
Mr. Robert H. (Bob) Foerster, 80, of Sylvester died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at Oconee Regional Hospital in Milledgeville.

Mr. Foerster, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, had lived in Worth County since 1958. He was retired from the United States Postal Service after 16 years. He was a Navy veteran of WW II and a member of Salem Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Theresa Harsh Foerster.

The funeral was Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph Simmons officiating. Burial was in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Etta Barfield Foerster; two sons, Eugene A. (Doris) Foerster, Wadley, and Kyle (Christine) Foerster, Sylvester; a daughter, Linda (Mack) Collins, Sylvester; two brothers, John Foerster and Frankie Foerster, both of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Berniece Bay, Canton, Ohio, and June Wollerman, Cleveland; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Banks Funeral Home, Sylvester, was in charge of the arrangements.

Richard H. Furr
Mr. Richard H. Furr, 82, of Gibson died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, in the St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Furr, a native of Mississippi, had lived in Gibson for several years. He was a retired Colonel from the U.S. Air Force. He was a Baptist.

The funeral was Oct. 19 in the Curtis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Bruner officiating. Burial was in Westview Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. June Furr, Gibson; a daughter, Dawn Furr, Chapel Hill, NC; a son, Bob Furr, Nagshead, NC; two step-daughters, Vicki Montgomery and Lynn Neal, both of Thomson; and six grandchildren.

E.C. "Dave" Hall
Mr. E.C. "Dave" Hall, 61, of Midville died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mr. Hall, a native of Emanuel County, was employed by the Emanuel County Commissioners and worked with the road department.

A graveside service was held Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Wadley City Cemetery with the Rev. Craig Tillman officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Hall; two brothers, Cliff Hall and Larry Hall, both of Wadley; two sisters, Annie Ruth Derriso and Linda Logue, both of Wadley; and several nieces and nephews.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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