Decatur Co., Georgia Obituaries

Added September 08, 2002


Bainbridge Post-Searchlight, March 8, 1995
Edna G. Dean
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Grace Dean, 85, of Macon will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Macon, with the Rev. Grady Mimbs and the Rev. Paul Meadows officiating.Interment will be at 4 p.m. in Prosperity Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in BainbridgeA native of Mitchell County, Mrs. Dean had lived in Macon for the past 40 years.  She was a homemaker and a member of Parkway Baptist Church and the Faith Sunday School class.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Paul Dean.Survivors include three daughters, Carolyn Meadows of Macon, Paula W. Long of Perry and Omega Dean of Greensboro, N.C.; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family will meet friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Ave., Macon.  They may be contacted at the residence, 4941 Log Cabin Drive, Macon, Ga. 31206.
Snow's Memorial Chapel of Macon is in charge of arrangements.    

Bainbridge Post-Searchlight, March 21, 1998
James H. Humphrey
Dec. 23, 1925-March 17, 1998
Memorial funeral services for James H. Humphrey, 72, of Bainbridge were Thursday, March 19, in Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Benny Cumbie officiating.
Mr. Humphrey died Tuesday, March 17, in Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, Fla.  Born in Decatur County, he was the son of the late David S. and Joy Green Humphrey.  He was a truck driver for Tropicana, Inc. and a Baptist.Survivors include two sons, James Redrick Humphrey of Bushnell, Fla., and Robert Semuel Humphrey of Tallahassee; his daughter, Sharon Duanne Henning of Tallahassee; two brothers, Welton Humphrey of Mt. Dora, Fla., and Wesley Humphrey of Tavares, Fla.; a sister, Bertie H. Kost of Mt. Dora; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Ivey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.     

Bainbridge Post-Searchlight, April 24, 1996
Ruel Brock Jr.
Sept. 8, 1940-April 20, 1996
Funeral services for Mr. Ruel Brock Jr., 55, of Pelham were held Monday, April 22 in Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with the Rev. Shelton Williams and the Rev. Robert Ferrell officiating.Interment was in Mispah Cemetery with Jerome Chason, Ike Godwin, Lamar Adams, Morris Lodge, Ronald McGalliard, Rabunn Whigham and A. G. Chason Jr. serving as active pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers were Brian Brock, Daniel Brock, James Singleton, Craig Brock, Mark Davis, Alan Davis, Dean Poyner, Tony Cox, Wayne Roddenberry, Greg Dean, Terry Phillips, Dennis Smith, James Lawrence and Randy Smith.
Mr. Brock died April 20 in the Mitchell County Hospital, Camilla.  He was born in Polk County, Fla., and was employed as a garment cutter for Darwood Manufacturing Company.  He was also a farmer, a member of the County Line Volunteer Fire Department, the Woodmen of the World and the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Alice A. Brock; one son, Rory Brock of Whigham; one daughter, Allison Brock Hayes of the Pine Cliff community; one brother, Jerry Brock of Camilla; and three sisters, Eunice Freeman of Lakeland, Fla., Gladys Davis of Bainbridge and Margie Singleton of Camilla. Braswell Funeral Home of Pelham was in charge of arrangements.

Post-Searchlight, April 15, 1943
Lawrence Moore Dies Suddenly In Macon
Mr. Lawrence Moore, age 51, died suddenly at his home in Macon, Georgia, on April 14th.  He was a native of Bainbridge, son of the late G. B. and Callie Moore.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the home of his sister, Mr. D. G. McLellan, of this city.  Interment was in Oak City Cemetery.
 Mr. Moore is survived by his wife, the former Miss Eva Teate of Thomasville, and one daughter, Betty; three sisters, Mrs. Joe Renfroe, of Tallahassee, and Mrs. D. G. McLellan and Miss Etta Moore of Bainbridge; and four brothers, H. H. Moore of Wauchula, Florida, and Judson, Ross, and Theo Moore of Bainbridge.    

Bainbridge Post-Searchlight, July 8, 1943:
G. W. Dollar Dies at Home, July 1
Prominent Citizen Dies After Brief Illness   Mr. George Washington Dollar, age 82, died at his home near Bainbridge, Thursday, July 1, at 3:30 o'clock.  Although he had been in ill health for sometime, it was thought his condition was improved, and his sudden death came as a shock to his many friends and relatives.
Mr. Dollar was born and raised in Decatur County and was a well-known and prominent farmer.  He always took an active and interested part in all matters pertaining to the welfare of his state and country.  His sudden death caused sincere grief to many throughout this section of the state.
He is survived by his wife; daughters, Mrs. C. B. Boutwell, Lakeland, Fla., Mrs. T. J. Lanier, Sneads, Fla., and Mrs. D. D. Dean, Bainbridge; sons: D. H. Dollar, G. E. Dollar and J. E. Dollar of Bainbridge.
Funeral services were held at Prosperity Church, Friday, July 2 at three o'clock, assisted by the Rev. Pierce of Moultrie.  Interment was in Prosperity Cemetery.
Grandsons of the deceased served as active pallbearers:  Messrs. Neal Dollar, Edwin Dollar, Lamar Dollar, Otis Dean, J. C. Dollar and Lawrence Dollar.
The following gentlemen served as honorary pallbearers:  Messrs. Oscar Cooper, Harvey Dollar, Edwin Stewart, C. J. Harrell, C. B. Boutwell, Simon Brock, A. E. Belcher, W. D. Sellers and Gordon Parker.
Player Funeral Home was in charge.       

Bainbridge Post-Searchlight, December 9, 1943
Mrs. Hortense Brock Dies Here
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Church on December 7th for Mrs. Hortense Brock, age 36, who died at a Bainbridge hospital at 6:30 a.m., December 6th.  Reverend J. P. Barrett was in charge of the services and interment was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Mrs. Brock was well known and admired in her community, and leaves many friends who regret her passing.
She is survived by her husband, Albert Brock, and four daughters, Onez, Rosa Lee, Frances, and an infant daughter; three sons, Dewey, Aubrey and Waymond; one brother, Adolph Brock, and her father, Valley Brock; and two sisters, Valley Merle Brock and Myrvin Brock, all of Decatur County.
 Player Funeral Home in charge.          

Bainbridge Post-Searchlight, August 23, 1945:
Mrs. Lula H. Perkins Dies August 13   
Mrs. Lula Harrell Perkins died Monday, August 13 at her home in Lake Harbor, Florida.
She is survived by her husband, George A. Perkins of Lake Harbor, Fla., mother, Mrs. Finnie Harrell, of this city; five sons, William Perkins, George A. Perkins, Jr., Albert F. Perkins, and Cecil W. Perkins, all of Lake Harbor, and Charles Perkins, of Fort Pierce, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs. Carl Killebrew, of Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Lula Mae Williams of Fort Pierce Fla., and Mrs. Jack Kinsey, also of Lake Harbor; four sisters, Mrs. Winnie Lloyd, of Columbus, Ga., Mrs. R. W. Lambert, of Bainbridge, Mrs. Ruby Martin, of Fort Myers, Fla., and Mrs. C. L. Martin, of Bainbridge; three brothers, Mallard Harrell of Plant City, Fla., B. G. Harrell, also of Plant City, Fla., and E. J. Harrell of Bainbridge, Ga.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 15th at 4 p.m. from Prosperity Church, with the Rev. C. L. Clements, Baptist Minister from Lake Harbor, and Rev. Davis officiating.  Interment in Prosperity Cemetery.
Pallbearers were J. V. Lambert, Ben Harrell, J. P. Martin, Otis Dean, Ed Harrell and Clarence Martin.
E. W. Cox Funeral Home in charge.      

Bainbridge Post-Searchlight, December 31, 1942:
Mrs. Lula Humphrey Parks Dies, Sunday      
Mrs. Lula Humphrey Parks, age 70, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. M. O. Murphy near Bainbridge Monday, December 28, after an illness of four months.
Funeral services were held from the Mt. Pleasant Church, Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock, with the Rev. Paul Barrett officiating.  Interment was in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. J. W. Barber of Odessa, Fla., Mrs. Ira Hutto, Plant City, Fla., Mrs. A. L.  Brock, of Plant City, Fla., Mrs. Ralph Brock, of Climax, Ga., Mrs. A. S. Musgrove, of Colquitt, Ga., and Mrs. M. O. Murphy, of near Bainbridge.
 Active pallbearers were: Messrs. William Murphy, J. P. Martin, Howarad Martin, Haywood Martin, Rufus Brock, and Carl Martin.Player Funeral Home in charge.    

Post-Searchlight, February 23, 1906  
Death of Mr. J. M. Brock*, Bainbridge Post-Searchlight Feb 23, 1906     
This prominent citizen of Belcher's District, of this county, passed away on Tuesday, the 14th, at his home, surrounded by his family and friends.He was beloved of all his neighbors and friends.  No death in years has been more deplored by the entire community.  Our informant summed him up thus: "He was a splendid citizen, a Christian gentleman, and an honest man."  Who could say more?Mr. Brock was a Minister of the Primitive Baptist Church, and was a power for good in the community.  He died at the age of 45 years -- in the very prime of his life.  He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his loss, who have our deepest sympathy. *John Madison Brock, son of John Brock and Martha Blanchett     Obituary of Mr. Carl Brock, The Cairo Messenger, November 10, 1978:        Mr. Carl Brock passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 1978 at his residence of Route 4, Bainbridge, Georgia after an illness of several months. Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 4, 1978 at 3 p.m. at the Prosperity Primitive Baptist Church of Bainbridge, Georgia with the Rev. Hersel Walker and Elder Earl J. Childs officiating, interment was in the Prosperity Cemetery.  Active pallbearers were all male members of the Flint River Association of Primitive Baptists.
 Mr. Brock was born in Decatur County, Georgia on April 22, 1887.  He was married to Rene Oliver Brock who preceded him in death.  He had lived his entire life in Decatur County, was a retired farmer, a charter member and the first President of Decatur County Farm Bureau, a charter member of the Decatur County Production Credit Association, he served on the Decatur County Board of Tax Assessors for a number of years, was Justice of Peace for the Belcher Precinct for 32 years, at Trustee of the former Mt. Pleasant Public School system and a member of the Prosperity Primitive Baptist Church.
 Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Wilma Kelly of Bainbridge, Ga., Mrs. Veronica Gainey of Climax, Ga., Mrs. Ronellel Ballantine of West Palm Beach, Fla., Mrs. Elaine Phillips of Jonesboro, Ga., and Mrs. Carlene Andreu of Miami, Fla.; five sons, Clayton O. Brock of Bainbridge, Lawrence D. Brock of Seattle, Washington, Wallace W. Brock of Chapin, SC, James A. Brock of Plant City, Fla., and Eldon D. Brock of Bainbridge, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. Ella Ree Sweeting of West Palm Beach, Fla.; forty-seven grandchildren and fifty-three great grandchildren.
Cox Funeral Home of Bainbridge Georgia was in charge of arrangements.      

The Cairo Messenger, January 24, 1975:
Mrs. Ruth Brock Passes Away On January 16th, 1975      
Mrs. Ruth Brock, wife of the late John Byron Brock, of Bainbridge, Ga. passed away Jan. 16, 1975 at Bainbridge Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 16, 1975 at the Trinity Primitive Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Clark and Rev. Richard Harkins officiating.  Active pallbearers were Bill Mobley, Tommy Mobley, John Brock, James Tomlinson, Lavon Tomlinson and Wynburn Womble.  Interment was in Trinity Church Cemetery.Mrs. Brock was born in Sale City, Ga. on May 22, 1904.  She lived in Bainbridge for the past 1 1/2 years and was a member of the West Bainbridge Baptist Church. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Ruby Perkins of Bainbridge, Mrs. Letha Bell Golden of Thomasville; 2 sons, J. W. Brock of Cairo, Lamar Brock of Albany; 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandhildren; 6 sisters, Mrs. Rosa Lee Istenes of Fort Myers, Fla., Mrs. Annie Womble, Mrs. Nellie Mobley, both of Thomasville, Mrs. Mera Finch of Thomasville, Mrs. Veda Anderson of Fayetteville, N.Y., Mrs. Jewell Maxwell of Baton Route, La.; 2 brothers, T. M. Hancock of Birmingham, Ala., J. E. Hancock of Jacksonville, Fla.
Cox Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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