Moultrie Observer

December 6, 2005

Obituaries




For Oct. 21



Lizzie Mae Ruglas

MOULTRIE -- Lizzie Mae Ruglas, 87, of Moultrie died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at Magnolia Manor South Nursing Center.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Luke Strong and Son Mortuary Chapel with Bishop Johnny Ward officiating. Burial will follow at St. James Pallbearers Cemetery No. 2. Family and friends of Mrs. Ruglas will serve as pallbearers.

Born Dec. 2, 1916, in Yatesville, Mrs. Ruglas was the daughter of the late Ebenezer and Georgia Ann Lyles Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, M.C. Ruglas; one son, Leroy Regular; and one daughter, Susie Collins.

Survivors include one son, Willie Regular and wife Dorothy of Moultrie; five grandchildren, Eve Howard, Antonio Smith, Natasha Edwards, Nekisha Smith and Pamela Adams; 10 great-grandchildren, Demeatrius Watson, Dewayne Williams Jr., Dechane Williams, Darian Williams, Donterrius Williams, Raheem Milliner, Zencorey Howard, La Ambria Simpson, Shanyra Smith and Shakera Edwards; one great-great-grandchild, Demeatrius Watson II; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Luke Strong and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.



Ermon W. Young

SYLVESTER -- Ermon W. Young, 99, of Sylvester died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at Sylvester Health Care.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Banks Funeral Home Chapel in Sylvester with the Rev. Gordon Poole Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Forest Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Eloise Y. Bozeman of Sylvester, and a son, Max Young of Moultrie.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Banks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Louise Friar

ADEL -- Louise Friar, 85, of Adel died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at her residence.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Salem Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Thad Marshall and Elder Robert Conner officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn City Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, J.D. Friar of Adel and Derrell Friar of Albany; three daughters, Betty Jean Gunter and Lavone Webb, both of Valdosta, and Ophelia Freya George of Adel; and three sisters, Hazel Roberts of Warner Robins, Mamie Lou Spradley of Moultrie and Rudine Noble of Adel.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home, Highway 41 South.

Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home Inc. of Adel is in charge of arrangements.



Roy Lynwood Strange Jr.

MOULTRIE -- Roy Lynwood Strange Jr., 50, of Moultrie died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Cobb Funeral Chapel with the Rev. J.E. Moak, the Rev. Julian Griner and the Rev. Andy Strange officiating. Private graveside services will follow at Pinecrest Memory Gardens. Casketbearers will be Kem Lacey, David Stone, Andy Strange, Dan Hix, Andrew Summerlin and Benjamin English.

Born Oct. 10, 1954, in Grady County, Mr. Strange was the son of Josephine Young Strange and the late Roy Lynwood Strange Sr. He was owner and operator of Rich Oil Co. and a member of First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include two sons, Jeremy Strange and Tyler Strange, both of Wellington, Fla.; his mother, Josephine Young Strange of Moultrie; one brother, Randy Strange and wife Linda of Moultrie; two sisters, Ava English and friend David Stone of Moultrie and Glenda Hix and husband Dan of Peachtree City; a niece, Jennifer McKenzie; four nephews, Andy Strange, Benjamin English, Daniel Hix and Walter Hix; and a great-nephew, Jonathan Strange.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.

The family may be contacted at the home of Ava English, 1545 Ivy Lane, Moultrie.

Cobb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



Jean Stewart Cruikshank

MOULTRIE -- Jean Stewart Cruikshank, 90, of Moultrie died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at Park Regency of Moultrie.

Graveside rites will be held at 4 p.m. today at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Dawson with the Rev. Hugh Ward, the Rev. Jim Parker and the Rev. Ann Heinemann officiating.

Born Feb. 14, 1914, in Marion, Ala., Mrs. Cruikshank was the daughter of the late Jean Minor Stewart and the late Aurthur Walter Stewart. She was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Moultrie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Malcom Cruikshank II; two brothers, A. Walter Stewart and James Harvey Stewart; and one sister, Fern Stewart Thatcher.

Survivors include one son, Charles Malcom Cruikshank III of Seattle; four daughters, Josephine C. Jones of Marietta, Anna Cruikshank Carlton of Moultrie, Mary Constance "Connie" Cruikshank of Chicago and Jean Cruikshank "Jeannie" Street of Charlotte, N.C.; one brother, Lewis Minor Stewart of Marion; three sisters, Josephine Stewart Greer of Marion, Shirley Stewart Shealey of Moultrie and Hanna Holiday Stewart of Albuquerque, N.M.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be made to St. Margaret's Episcopal Church of Moultrie or to First Presbyterian Church of Moultrie.

Cobb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



Alline Granger Robinson

MOULTRIE -- Alline Granger Robinson, 84, of 1316 South Blvd. S.E. died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Cobb Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Randall Kennedy and Elder Buck Wood officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Worth County. Mike Hiers, Derek Robinson, David Warren, Steve Meeks, John Robinson and Timmy Meeks will serve as casketbearers.

Born May 4, 1920, in Fulton County, Mrs. Robinson was the daughter of the late Ida Lucille Waites Granger and the late Edgar Luther Granger. She was a retired sales clerk at Friedlander's Department Store and a member of Crestwood Baptist Church of Moultrie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin L. Shorty Robinson; three brothers, Dewitt Granger, Harwell Granger and Sonny Granger; and one stepbrother, Darrell Allegood.

Survivors include three brothers, Perry Granger of Orlando, Fla., Buck Granger of Moultrie and Rowland Granger of Gaffney, S.C.; five sisters, Frances Gresham of Ridgeville, S.C., Elizabeth Fletcher of Moultrie, Virginia "Jean" Poole of Hannahan, S.C., Margaret Tucker of Moultrie and Jackie Suber of Moultrie; and a stepbrother, O'Gene Allegood of Charleston, S.C.

Visitation will be held tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Chapel.

The family may be contacted at the family residence.

Cobb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



Mary Nell Roberts Crosby

HILLIARD, FLA. -- Mary Nell Roberts Crosby, 65, of Hilliard, Fla., died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at Life Care Center of Hilliard.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Harrell-Faircloth Chapel in Moultrie with the Rev. Joe Thigpen officiating. Interment will follow at Weeks Chapel Cemetery. Donnie Roberts, Rodney Waites, Rhett Denton, Tim Waites, Matt Denton and Eric Denton will serve as casketbearers.

Born Feb. 12, 1939, in Thomas County, Mrs. Crosby was the daughter of the late Bernice Leony Hamm Roberts and the late Eston Autry Roberts. She was a bookkeeper in financial services and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Edgar Crosby Sr.; and a brother, Leroy Roberts.

Survivors include a stepmother, Juanita Roberts Tye; a son, Herman Edgar "Eddie" Crosby Jr. and wife Sara Dianne of Orange Park, Fla.; two daughters, Lisa Crosby Denton of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., and Melissa Crosby "Missy" Thigpen and husband Joe Lamar Thigpen of Blackshear; one brother, Jimmy Roberts and wife Patty of Tallahassee, Fla.; a sister, Laverne Roberts Waites and husband Jerry of Memphis, Tenn.; and eight grandchildren, Rhett Denton, Matt Denton, Eric Denton, Gunner Crosby, Trace Crosby, Amanda Thigpen, Hunter Thigpen and Hannah Thigpen.

Visitation will be held Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home.

The family may be contacted at the home of Michael and Tina McLean, 144 Tall Springs Drive, Moultrie.

Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Rebecca Plymel Strickland

DOERUN -- Rebecca Plymel Strickland, 65, of Doerun died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Harrell-Faircloth Chapel in Moultrie with the Rev. Joey Cannon officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memory Gardens in Moultrie. Jon Buckner, Donnie Ivey, Gene Dupree, Jacob Coppage, David Black and Dale Allen will serve as casketbearers.

Born March 29, 1939, in Worth County, Mrs. Strickland was the daughter of the late Cassie Moore Latimer and the late Clarence Plymel. She was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Joyce Carter and Della Hufstetler.

Survivors include her husband, Tharpe S. Strickland Sr.; three sons, T. Stephen Strickland III and wife Geraldine, Oliver Strickland and wife Dawn and Elijah Beau Strickland and wife Kiley, all of Doerun; two daughters, Hope Strickland and Georgia Coppage; a brother, Danny Latimer; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home.

Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




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