Obituaries
December 2, 2004 Issue

Arvell Dixon Bales
Mrs. Arvell Dixon Bales, 96, of Mitchell died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at the Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Bales was a homemaker. She was predeceased by her husband, Malcom Bales.

The funeral was Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church with the Revs. Carter Hudson and Bill Seaman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Bessie Moore, Avera, and Ann Bradford, Gibson; two sons, David Bales, Gibson, and Farris Bales, Mitchell; one nephew, John Black; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and several great great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tray Franks, John Bales, S.J. Bradford, Jeff Davis, Gregory Roper and Steve Arrington.

Memorials may be made to the Glascock County Concerned Citizens in care of Mrs. Corene Chalker, 3037 Bastonville Road, Gibson, GA 30810.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Arthur L. Burley
Mr. Arthur L. Burley, 79, of Syracuse, N.Y., died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, at Veterans Hospital in Syracuse.

Mr. Burley was a native of Jefferson County and had made Syracuse his home for the past 45 years.

The funeral was Nov. 19 in Syracuse, N.Y.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Burley; his daughters, Jenny Burley and Brenda Burley, Syracuse, Ruby Stapleton, Wrens and Wanda Burley, Louisville; a stepdaughter, Louise Stapleton, Wrens; his sons, Bobby Burley, Commerce, Arthur (Doris) Burley, Ronnie Burley Sr., Benny Burley and Todd Denson, all of Syracuse; 28 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.


Bobby Harold Crosby
Mr. Bobby Harold Crosby, 50, of Thomson died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Crosby, a native of McDuffie County, was retired as a Georgia State Trooper after 32 years of service and lived most of his life in Thomson. He was a member and a deacon of Pine Grove Baptist Church, a Master Mason of the A.J. Miller Masonic Lodge and Alee Shrine Temple, past president of the Thomson Shrine Club, member and president of the Blue Knights Georgia IV, member of the Association of State Troopers, member of the Georgia Peace Officers Association and past president and current board member of the Georgia Department of Public Safety Credit Union.

The funeral was Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church, Thomson, with Butch Baston officiating. Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Shelia J. Crosby; children, Michael (Katie) Crosby and Tiffany Guthrie, Thomson, and Alecia Shaw, Stockbridge; his mother, Mrs. Frances (George Tudor) Crosby, Dearing; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Dennis Jones, Rick Fletcher, Roy Russell, Gary Harden, Rodney Wilcher and Jimmy Williams.

Honorary pallbearers were members of Law Enforcement and Deacons of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church, 3127 Pine Grove Church Drive, N.E., Thomson, GA 30824.

Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, was in charge of the arrangements.


Willie Mose "Teddy" Strowbridge Sr.
Mr. Willie Mose "Teddy" Strowbridge Sr. of Wadley died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2004.

The funeral was Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. at San Clair Baptist Church with Pastor James Strowbridge officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Linda Lewis, Midville, Carlene McGruder, Augusta, Annie Bessie Murphy and Bonnie Strowbridge, Wadley, and Betty Brown, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one sons, Hosea Strowbridge, Wadley; one sister, Katherine Dixon, Savannah; two brothers, Frank Strowbridge, Claxton, and George Wesley Strowbridge, Wrightsville; 15 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Martin Hernandez
Mr. Martin Hernandez, 21, of Wrens died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004.

The funeral was Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Collison and Father Larry Goulding officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Victoria McNeal Hernandez; two stepdaughters, Samantha (Armando) Sanchez Parra, Augusta, and Santana Avery, Matthews; a grandchild, Simuel De'Miles Avery; his father, Jose Lazaro Rangel, San Luis Potosi, Mexico; five sisters and three brothers of Mexico; and his mother-in-law, Lula McNeal, Matthews.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Catherine Trimble Davis
Mrs. Catherine Trimble Davis, 96, of Wrens died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004.

The funeral was Nov. 28 at 1:30 p.m. at Ways Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy McCullough III officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include a devoted niece, Mrs. Lucinda Walker, Wrens; and several other nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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