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Mattie Wilson Taylor

MOULTRIE -- Mrs. Mattie Wilson Taylor, 63, of 1004 Seventh St. N.W., died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Archbold Medical Center in Thomasville.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Grant Chapel A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Leroy Thompson officiating, assisted by the Rev. Ronnie Averett. Burial will be at St. James Pallbearers No. 2. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Taylor was born Sept. 3, 1938, in Dougherty County to the late Lawrence Wilson and the late Eliza Tomlin Wilson. She was a retired educator and physical education teacher. She was a Methodist.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Van Taylor of Moultrie; a son, Johnny Ford and wife Dejuana of Atlanta; two daughters, Vanessa Taylor of Charlotte, N.C., and Brelinda C. Sullen and husband John of Doerun; six brothers, Inward Wilson and wife Verdell of Albany, Samuel Wilson and wife Virginia of Albany, Robert Henry Wilson of Philadelphia, Pa., James Wilson and wife Diane of Albany, Milton Wilson of Albany, and Jack Mercer and wife Christine of Albany; a brother-in-law, J.D. Turner and wife Marie of Moultrie; three sisters, Julia Cotton, Helen Smith and husband Joe, and Patricia Boone and husband Isaiah, all of Albany; two sisters-in-law, Hattie Pullins of Moultrie and Flossie Alexander of Albany; two grandsons, John Sullen Jr. of Doerun and Matthew Gibson of Moultrie; one granddaughter, Nekeshia King of Huntsville, Ala.; and one great-grandson, Deontate Miller of Huntsville, Ala.

The family can be contacted at Mrs. Taylor's residence, 1004 Seventh St. N.W.

Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Luke Strong and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.



Ruthie Lanell Gibbs Grier

MOULTRIE -- Ruthie Lanell Gibbs Grier, 70, of 223-A Seventh St. S.E., died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Cobb Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Preston Norman officiating. Interment will be at Cobb-Suncrest Memorial Gardens. Grandsons will serve as casketbearers.

Mrs. Grier was born April 14, 1931, in Colquitt County to the late Eva Smith Gibbs and the late Rev. John Henry Gibbs. She was the widow of Robert "Bob" Grier. She was a textile supervisor inspector at Doerun Sportswear, and she was a Baptist.

Survivors include a son, Donnie Ray Grier of Moultrie; five daughters, Winifred Buckner of Hartsfield, Rita Johnson of Pelham, Vickie Milam of Berlin, and Kay Baron and Renee Vinson, both of Moultrie; a brother, Boyd Morey of Funston; two sisters, Mildred Morgan and Margaret Willis, both of Moultrie; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Cobb Funeral Chapel.

The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Buckner, 4350 Thigpen Trail, Hartsfield.

Cobb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



Dorothey Reid Wilder Maxwell

MOULTRIE -- Dorothey Reid Wilder Maxwell, 88, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at her daughter's residence, 330 Seminole Drive, where she was living.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronald Barrett officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Colquitt County. Casketbearers will be Ken Braswell, Stephen Godley, Ty Godley, Michael Henry, Frank Rogers and Greg Rutland.

Mrs. Maxwell was born Oct. 17, 1913, in Atlanta, Fulton County, to the late Julia Alice Wilder and the late Vash Reed Wilder. She was a retired school teacher and a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Glen Maxwell Sr.; her son, William Glen Maxwell Jr.; a daughter, Julia Nell Maxwell Ferguson; and a son-in-law, John G. Thomas.

Survivors include four daughters, Shirley M. Thomas of Moultrie, Sandra M. Camp and husband Joe of Moultrie, Mary M. Godley and husband Roy of Moultrie and Janis M. Suter and husband Walter of Savannah; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6 to 8





p.m. Monday at Cobb Funeral Chapel.

The family will be staying at the home of Sandra and Joe Camp, 2934 U.S. Highway 319 N., Moultrie.

Cobb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



Loretta Patterson Carter

MOULTRIE -- Loretta Patterson Carter, 64, of 276 Dandron Road, Moultrie, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Schley Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Clay officiating. Burial will be at Schley Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Virgil Carter, Joseph Carter, Christopher Carter, Billy Carter, Eddie McMurphy and Donald Wayne Castleberry.

Mrs. Carter was born April 23, 1937, in Charlton County to Jennie Bertha Hall Robinson, who survives, and the late Clyde Robinson. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, the Rev. C.W. "Bill" Patterson. She was a homemaker and a member of Schley Baptist Church.

In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband, Bennie Carter Jr.; one son, Johnny Clyde McCarthy of Waycross; seven stepsons, Billie Carter of Moultrie, Virgil Carter of Moultrie, James Carter of Montgomery, Ala., Tony Castleberry of Moultrie, Donald Wayne Castleberry of Moultrie, Joseph Carter of Moultrie and Christopher Carter of Moultrie; one daughter, Barbara Ann McCarthy of Waycross; five stepdaughters, Penny Carter of Moultrie, Christa Gail Carter of Moultrie, Jamie Castleberry of Moultrie, Sandra Fletcher of Tifton and Lou Anne Hines of Crestview, Fla.; five brothers, Gene Robinson of Jacksonville, Fla., Carl Robinson of Glen St. Marys, Fla., Roy Robinson and Frank Robinson, both of Blackshear, and David Robinson of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; four sisters, Mary Hodges of Camilla, Linda Brown of Hilliard, Fla., Betty Kimbrough of Louisiana and Annette Stanford of Blackshear; 20 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Harrell Faircloth Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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