For May 22



Annie Shelley Vereen

MOULTRIE -- Annie Shelley Vereen, 86, of Moultrie, formerly of Tallahassee, died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at her residence.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, at Moultrie First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Hugh Ward officiating. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry Sheumaker, Larry Peoples, Robert Grose, James Whelchel, Hoyt Whelchel and Charlie King. Honorary pallbearers will be Bert Harsh and Vann Platter.

Born Feb. 6, 1916, in Telogia, Fla., Mrs. Vereen was the daughter of the late Senator William Paul Shelley Sr. and Pauline Lavendar Shelley. She was a homemaker and a member of Moultrie First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Vereen was a member of Moultrie Service League, Tallahassee Junior League and the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She attended Florida State College for Women.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Judge James Clifton Gwynn Sr. and William C. "Bud" Vereen Jr.; a son, Dr. James Clifton Gwynn Jr.; and a sister, Eleanor Shelley Bigham.

Survivors include a son, William Shelley Gwynn and wife Quincie of Tallahassee, Fla.; a daughter, Anne Blake Gwynn Culberson and husband Cliff of Atlanta; stepsons, W. Jerry Vereen and wife Evelyn and Harvey B. Vereen and wife Betty, all of Moultrie; a stepdaughter, Barbara B. Vereen of Moultrie; a brother, William Paul Shelley Jr. of Tallahassee, Fla.; two sisters, Alice Pauline Shelley of Tallahassee, Fla., and Glenn Shelley Rankin of Dade City, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Walter Lee Strickland

MOULTRIE -- Walter Lee Strickland, 60, of Moultrie died Monday, May 20, 2002, at his residence.

Services will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, at Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy Hicks officiating. Burial will be in Emerald Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kenny Glass, Donald Weeks, Roger Heaton, Jimmy Skeen, Eugene Wright and Lynn Brown.

Born Feb. 26, 1942, in Colquitt County, Mr. Strickland was the son of the late George Isaac Strickland and Rosa Lee Paramore Strickland. He was a farmer and was a veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Lucille Strickland; a brother, George Isaac Strickland Jr.; and a grandson, Christopher Earl Gay.

Survivors include three sons, Eugene Strickland and wife Sherri of Doerun, Timothy Strickland and wife Glenda, and Jerry Strickland, all of Moultrie; a daughter, Virginia Baker and husband Michael of Ellenton; five sisters, Carolyn Horne and Katherine White, both of Moultrie, Margaret McDaniel and Sally Hiers, both of Florida, and Betty Jo Heaton of Folkston; and five grandchildren, Scottie Strickland, David Strickland, Brittany Baker, Blake Strickland and Morgan Baker.

Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Charles Henry Schramm

MOULTRIE -- Charles Henry Schramm, 77, of Moultrie died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at his residence.

Arrangements will be announced by Cobb Funeral Chapel.



Mary S. Odom

PELHAM -- Mary S. Odom, 56, of Pelham died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at Archbold Memorial Hospital.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, at Braswell Funeral Home with the Revs. Charles Odom Jr. and Franklin Russ officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Steve Sheffield, Jerry Williams, Michael Hodnett, Ted Odom, Chuck Odom and Charles Carter.

Born Dec. 5, 1945, in Colquitt County, Mrs. Odom was the daughter of the late Zelma Lorene Hickey Sowell and Harry James Sowell. She was a secretary and a member of Baker County Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include her husband, Earl Odom of Pelham; a son, Timothy Earl Odom of Adel; brothers, Harry Sowell of Pelham, Randy and Ralph Sowell, both of Meigs; and a sister, Mrs. Betty Stevens of Dawsonville.

Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

Braswell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



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