Obituaries
November 13, 2008 Issue

Mr. Johnny Kelly Danford Jr.
Mr. Johnny Kelly Danford Jr. of Wadley entered into rest on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, in Louisville.

His funeral was held on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Hudson Mortuary Chapel in Wadley, with Rev. C.W. Stone officiating. Burial was in the Braddy Family Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Minnie “Sally” Danford, Wadley; four sons, Ashanti Ghazikhalif, Atlanta, Glenn Danford and David Johnson, both of Wadley, and Demetrius Davis, Bartow; his sister, Lenora (C’Lester) Tooks, Wadley; his brother, David Allen Danford, Wadley; seven grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Sergeant Kenneth Bryant, Officer Ronnie Harris, Officer Hunter Johnson, Officer Charles Davenport, Officer Valerie Brown and Officer Celena James of Washington State Prison’s Cert Team.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. M.J. Etheridge Jr.
Mr. M.J. Etheridge Jr., 85, of Tennille entered into rest on Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the May and Smith Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in the Zeta Cemetery in Tennille. Rev. Mark Jones officiated.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Robinson Etheridge of Tennille; children, Dr. Victor I. Etheridge (Dorothy Christine) of Sandersville, Kay E. Jones (Reese) of Louisville and Minor John Etheridge (Jane) of Evans; grandchildren, Johnathan Blake Etheridge, Brett R. Jones, Bryan G. Jones and J. Brad Jones; great-grandchildren, Victoria Jones, Hunter Jones, Hannah Jones, Gracie Jones, Fisher Jones, Bailey Jones and Brantley Jones; brothers, E. J. Etheridge of Tennille and Roy Etheridge of Sandersville; and his sister, Virginia E. Davis of Tennille.

Donations may be made to the Tennille Baptist Church, P.O. Box 402, Tennille, GA 31089.

May and Smith Funeral Directors were in charge of these arrangements.


Mrs. Jennie Lee Flournoy
Mrs. Jennie Lee Flournoy, 76, of Bartow entered into rest on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at her residence.

Mrs. Flournoy was born Jan. 1, 1932 to the parents of the late Ben Brown and Mary Bell Thompson Brown. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ebenezer CME. She attended the Jefferson County School System. She was married to the late Howard Flournoy.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, at 2 p.m. at the Ebenezer CME Church and cemetery.

Survivors include her childrenm, Willie C. Brown and Gloria (Kevin) Washington, both of Lansing, Illi., Bernestine (Cecil) Reynolds, Annie Brown and Howard Flournoy, all of Bartow, and Perry (Tara) Flournoy of Columbus; her siblings, Clifford Brown, Viola (Theodis Sr.) Atkinson, Mary (Joe) Brown Bell, Eunice (Del Lee) Devero, all of Louisville; 16 grandchildren, Shawanda, Sherrod, Tode, Shaniqua, Kevin Jr., Shinique, Michelle, C.J., Keyon, Chris, Jaloney, Shaterrian, Kevinia, Benjiamin, Shaquetti and Jahiem; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Rosa Mae Brown of Wadley, Bernice Brown of Louisville, and Cora Flournoy and Ruby Flournoy Brown, both of Bartow; a host of nieces, nephew, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Douglas Wayne Jackson Sr.
Mr. Douglas Wayne Jackson Sr., 48, of Bartow entered into rest on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at his residence.

Mr. Jackson was a native of Warthen, the son of Annie Ruth Wiley Jackson and the late Stonewall Jackson Jr. He attended Washington County Public Schools, was a member of the Holley Spring Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He was employed as a truck driver.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at 3 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church and Holley Spring Baptist Church Cemetery in Warthen.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Cunningham Jackson of Louisville; his children, Douglas Wayne (Janet) Jackson Jr., Desie Jackson of Oconee, Breanna Jackson, Milledgeville, Kirby Smith of Augusta, Selena Jackson and Isaiah Jackson of Cleveland, Ohio; stepchildren, Tron Wesley (Cassandra) Williams and Terrance Williams both of Atlanta; his mother, Annie Ruth Jackson of Warthen; sister, Edith Jackson (Charlie) Hall of Warthen; brother, Julius C. (Juliette) Jackson of Dublin; his paternal grandmother, Rosa B. Ivey Jackson of Sandersville; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Zannie Walden Cunningham of Louisville; grandchildren, Jermiah Jackson, Kiandra Shambreka Jackson, Christopher Jackson, Tiara Jackson, all of Sandersville, Kayla Smith of Augusta; sisters-in-law, Teresa Jackson of Warthen, Georgena C. Burton and George (Diane) Cunningham, both of Louisville, Debbie (Greg) Alexander of Warner Robins, John Cunningham Jr.; aunts and uncles, Gladys Murray, Tusca Jackson, Marion (Pearline) Wiley, all of

Warthen, Walter (Luvenia) Wiley of Decatur, Dorothy Webb of Lithonia, Shervy Wiley of Conyers, Barbara Glover of Sparta, Elizabeth Robinson and Columbus Jackson, both of Sandersville; great-aunts and uncle, Lillie Mae Andrews of Sandersville, Claudia Flemmings and Eli Jackson of Warthen; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mattie Lee Miller
Mrs. Mattie Lee Miller of Louisville entered into rest on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008.

She was born in Jefferson County to Clara Patterson Cooper and the late Leroy Cooper Sr. on April 26, 1946. At a young age she became a member of Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. She attended the public schools in Jefferson County. She was united into marriage to Willie Miller.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville, with Rev. Isaac Culberth officiating.

Preceding her in death was her sister, Mary Ann Cooper.

Survivors include her son, Tyrone (Annie) Cooper Sr. of Louisville; mother, Clara Cooper of Louisville; siblings, James (Dessie) Cooper and Pauline (James) Howard, both of Hephzibah, Leroy Cooper Jr., George Cooper, Willie H. (Gladys) Cooper, Jeanette (Fredrick) Mack, Robert L. (Patricia) Cooper, Douglas Adam Cooper and Jeannie L. Bloomfield, all of Louisville; grandchildren, Tynice, Jeanette, Tamaria and Tyrone Jr.; great-grandchildren, Kynise and Ty’asia; uncle, Robert “Dooly” Patterson of Louisville; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Linton Lanson Raley
Mr. Linton Lanson Raley, 67, of St. Louis, Mo. entered into rest on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008.

Mr. Raley grew up in Gibson and graduated from Wadley High School in 1959. He then attended and graduated from Jacksonville State University in Alabama. He retired from Monsanto Corporation/Solutia after a career in sales management.

A Memorial Mass of the Resurrection was held at St. Monica Church, Creve Coeur, Mo., on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at 11 a.m.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Linton and Elsie Raley.

Survivors include his wife, Loretta C. Raley of St. Louis, Mo.; his daughter, DeJuana (Jim) Wilbourn; grandsons, Josh and Jake Wilbourn of Owens Crossroads, Ala.; sister, Bobbie (Bob) Rutledge of Huntsville, Ala.; mother-in-law, Josephine Corvaglia of St. Louis, Mo.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cardinal Ritter Knights of Columbus Council #6500, 12136 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, MO 6314


Mrs. Evelyn Reese Teston
Mrs. Evelyn Reese Teston, 81, of Thomson entered into rest on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Teston was born in Glascock County, but lived in McDuffie County most of her life.

She was the daughter of the late Dewey Hall Reese and the late Mary Thigpen Reese. Mrs. Teston was also a member of Faith Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Charles Reese officiating. Interment followed at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her husband, Winton “Bo” Teston; daughter, Grable Teston Poston (Jeff) of Thomson; brothers, Larry Reese (Belva) of Martinez and Bobby Reese of Evans; two grandchildren, Tiffanie Denton and Ashley Denton; three great-grandchildren, Dylan Denton, Dominique Porter and Nathan Porter.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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