R.S. “Rag Man” Johnson
MOULTRIE — R.S. “Rag Man” Johnson, 82, of Moultrie died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Live Oak Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. John. W. Greene Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Strong Memorial Garden.
Born Feb. 1, 1923, in Lowndes County, Mr. Johnson was the son of the late Willie Johnson Sr. and the late Lear Burgman. He was retired after 39 years of service at Swift and Co. and was a member of Bethlehem Schley Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a loving wife, Lizzie Johnson.
Survivors include five daughters, Martha White, Betty Woodhouse and Elizabeth Johnson, all of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Mary Johnson and Katrina Richardson, both of Moultrie; two brothers, J.B. Johnson and Willie Johnson III, both of Norman Park; three sisters, Lillie Mae Irvin and Orlena Randell, both of Moultrie, and Lucille Fortson of Montgomery, Ala.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 6, at the funeral home.
Strong Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Johnnie Medley Hagan
THOMASVILLE — Johnnie Medley Hagan, 76, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005 at Archbold Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, at Dawson Street United Methodist Church. The Revs. Ramon Hernandez, John Bagwell, Carl Howard, Virgil Lee and John Rainey will all have a part in the service.
She was born Oct. 22, 1929, in Thomas County, a daughter of the late Clark M. Medley and the late Lathie Fallin Medley. She grew up in Thomas County, graduated from Pavo High School in 1946 and went on to business college in Atlanta. On June 30, 1950, she was married to D.E. (Pete) Hagan of Thomasville, who survives. She was a member of Dawson Street United Methodist Church, the Joy Circle, U.M.W. and a member of the Suzannah/Wesley Seekers Sunday School Class.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by their six children, Charlotte Cochran and her husband Jimmy of Sylvester, Gene Hagan and his wife Jean of Thomasville, Joel Hagan of Thomasville, Gail Hagan of Atlanta, Dale Hagan and his wife Marie of Thomasville, and Lisa Hagan Bryant of Cairo; six grandchildren, Lindsay Clay, Corky Hagan, Janet Hagan, Courtney Cochran, Noah Bryant and Brooke Hagan; one great-grandchild, Megan Clay; a brother, Elzie Medley; and four sisters, Marie Crosby, Janie Ellis, Una Lewis, and Nadine McNeil.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers, Clark L. Medley and James L. Medley.
The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall following the service.
You may send a memorial gift in honor of her memory to Dawson Street United Methodist Church, 1132 N. Dawson St., Thomasville, GA 31792 or Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center, 116 Mimosa Drive, Thomasville, GA 31792.
Etheline Tucker Sloan
MOULTRIE — Etheline Tucker Sloan, 87, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at The Woodlands Living Center.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Cobb Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Randy Jackson and Donnie Sloan officiating. Burial will follow at Murphy Cemetery with Allen Tucker, Dean Tucker, Larry Sloan, Keaton Tucker, Kim Luke and Gary Tucker serving as pallbearers.
Born Oct. 24, 1918, in Colquitt County, she was the daughter of the late Rose Jewell Borders Tucker and the late Tom Tucker, a member of Midway Freewill Baptist Church and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Gordon Sloan; brothers, Floyd Tucker, Gene Tucker and Wilburn Tucker; and a sister, Vera Pyles.
Survivors include brothers, T.W. Tucker of Beachton Place, Ga., Darrell Tucker of Waxahachie, Texas, David Tucker of Moultrie and George Tucker of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Geraldine Wetherington of Berlin; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Chapel.
Cobb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Barbara Gail Searcy
VALDOSTA — Barbara Gail Searcy, 53, of Valdosta, formerly of Moultrie, died Tuesday, Jan 3, 2006, at Heritage House in Valdosta.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Baker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ron Burger officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Baptist Church Cemetery in Brooks County with Andy Weeks, Justin Searcy, Neal Hagan and David Searcy serving as pallbearers.
Born May 19, 1952, in Colquitt County, she was the daughter of the late James Franklin Searcy and the late Sarah Marie Trotter Searcy.
Survivors include brothers, Jerry Randall Searcy and wife Tammy of Norman Park, Steve Franklin Searcy and wife Martha of Whigham and Marvin Wayne Searcy and wife Jennifer of Gavelston, Texas.
Visitation will be held tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
MOULTRIE — Debra Trapp, 44, of Moultrie died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cobb Funeral Chapel.
Louise Delois West
MOULTRIE — Louise Delois West, 54, of Moultrie died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Greater Union Grove Church of God in Christ with the Rev. Orcie Bivins officiating. Burial will be held at Bloominglight Cemetery in Pelham. Friends and family of Ms. West will serve as pallbearers.
Born Nov. 28, 1951, in Mitchell County, Ms. West was the daughter of the late Willie Henry and the late Annie Mae McClendon Henry. She was a member of New Hope No. 2 Church in Camilla.
Survivors include a son, James C. West of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; three daughters, Linda West, Kimberly West and Tarsell West, all of Moultrie; a stepdaughter, Sabrina Lawton of Moultrie; three brothers, Willie Henry Jr. and wife May Olla of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Clifford Henry and wife Dean and Lorenzo Henry and wife Peggy, all of Albany; a sister, Mattie Vera Harvey of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the funeral home.
Luke Strong and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Robert H. Aldridge
DOERUN — Robert H. Aldridge, 79, of Doerun died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at River Willows Nursing Home in Abbeville, Ga.
Doris Strong Funeral Home will announce arrangements.
Betty Rose Walker
MOULTRIE — Betty Rose Walker, 78, of Moultrie died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at her residence.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7, at Kingdome Hall with Brother Mickey Baker officiating. Burial will follow with friends and family serving as pallbearers.
Born Feb. 15, 1927, in Colquitt County, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Missouri Sanders. She worked as a domestic and was a Jehovah’s Witness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Walker.
Survivors include her sisters, Mittie Smith and Tessie Tyler of Pavo; nephews, Willie R. Sanders Sr. (Gwen) of Thomasville, Russell L. Tyler (Diane) of Thomasville, Gregory Tyler (Clara) of Boston, Willie Smith Jr. of Pavo, and Danny Smith (Mary) of Gainesville, Fla.; nieces, Leann Smith of Valdosta, Ernestine Tyler (Willie Lee) and Gloria Owens (Jimmy) of Moultrie, Catherine Tyler (Charlie) of Pavo; a host of grandnieces and -nephews; and special friends, Sister Bly and Sister Brooks.
The family will receive family and friends at Doris Strong Funeral Home Friday, Jan. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Doris Strong Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
R.S. “Rag Man” Johnson