For April 24



Bertha Cooper Bates

MOULTRIE -- Bertha Cooper Bates, 89, of Moultrie died Monday, April 22, 2002, at Camden Medical Center in St. Marys.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 24, at Cobb Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Julian Griner officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Patrick Bates, Randy Bates, Michael Bates, Chris Beard, Jason Beard and Kane Key.

Born July 9, 1912, in Whitfield County, Mrs. Bates was the daughter of the late Eva Hammondtree Cooper and Luke Cooper. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Buck Bates.

Survivors include sons, James Bates, Bennie Bates, Ruis Bates and Raymond Bates, all of Moultrie; daughters, Blanche Burgner of Jacksonville, Fla., Faye Goss of St. Marys, and Janice Key of Kingsland; a brother, Stanson B. Cooper of Moultrie; a sister, Nell Hargraves of Moultrie; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Cobb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



Hugh Harrell Cranford

CAMILLA -- Hugh Harrell Cranford, 64, of Camilla died Monday, April 22, 2002, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 24, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The Revs. Wayne McDonald and Donnie Wilkes will officiate. Active pallbearers will be Rodney Hoffman, Stanley Harvey, Ben Harrison, Bill Cranford, Randy Thornton, Ricky Robinson, Donnie Simmons and Edward Foster. Honorary pallbearers will be Perry Willingham, Bill Willingham, Jack Shiver, Emmett Simmons, Ernie Simmons, Max Palmer, Wesley Peace, Jimmy Shiver, Ivey Griner, Lamont Marshall, Frank Lamb Sr. and Louie Griffin.

Born July 27, 1937, in Mitchell County, Mr. Cranford was a retired electrician. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. Mr. Cranford was an honorary Plankowner, USS Georgia SSBN 729 (Blue) and an honorary submariner. He served as a volunteer for the Senior Citizens at the Mitchell County Neighborhood Service Center for seven years. He was the son of the late Horace G. and Trudie Harrell Cranford.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Dewayne Cranford.

Survivors include his wife, Jacklon Latrelle Simmons Cranford of Camilla; two sons and daughters-in-law, Hugh La Don and Tina Tison Cranford of Pelham and Charles Curtis and Nancy Boatwright Golden of St. Marys; a foster son and daughter-in-law, Mukund and Meena Desi of Lawrenceville; five grandchildren, Donnie Cranford of Pelham, Sherri Cranford Allen of Cairo, R. Garrett Harrell Golden of Fernandina Beach, Fla., Cari Thompson Dill of Kingsland, Ryan Matthew Golden of St. Marys; three foster grandchildren, Keyur Desi, Vaschal Desi and Pachal Desi, all of Lawrenceville; a nephew and niece, Walter and Jenny Palmer Cranford of Camilla; two great-nephews; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Charles Griner, 3888 Mt. Zion Church Road, Camilla.

Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Lynette Sara Cook Herrick

DOVER, Fla. -- Lynette Sara Cook Herrick, 39, of Dover, Fla., formerly of Orlando, Fla., died Saturday, April 20, 2002, in Manatee County, Fla.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Big Creek Baptist Church in Coolidge with the Rev. Raymond McCranie officiating. Burial will be in Big Creek Cemetery. Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Born March 29, 1963, in Munich, Germany, Mrs. Herrick was the daughter of Frankie McCranie Cook and Samuel Cook. She was a 1981 graduate of Colonial High School, Orlando, Fla.. She was C.E.O. of Herrick Construction.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Herrick of Dover, Fla.; her mother, Frankie McCranie Cook, of Greenville, Fla.; her father, Samuel Cook, of Greenville, Fla.; sons, Michael R. Smith Jr. of Dixie County, Fla., Samuel Colt Smith and Max Franklin Herrick, both of Dover, Fla.; brothers, David Samuel Cook of Kansas City, Mo., Keith J. Cook of Greenville, Fla., and Brian Kevin Cook of





Ft. Hood, Texas; and her grandmother, Sarah A. McCranie of Coolidge.

Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday at Big Creek Baptist Church.

Cobb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



Carrie Louise Kight

MOULTRIE -- Carrie Louise Kight, 56, of Moultrie died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at Magnolia Manor South Nursing Center.

Cremains will be scattered at sea at a later date.

Born Nov. 24, 1945, in Kentucky, Mrs. Kight was the daughter of the late Minnie Adean Houck and Ruben Holweger. She was a school bus driver with the Colquitt County Board of Education and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Joseph Broward Houck; and a brother, J.B. Lavair.

Survivors include her husband, George F. Kight of Moultrie; sons, Richard S. Ashton and wife Mary of Jacksonville, Fla., Charles A. Ashton and wife Gloria and Michael S. Padgett and wife Dona, all of Moultrie; a daughter, Donna Louise Padgett of Moultrie; a brother, Lamar Holweger of Tallahassee, Fla.; sisters, Brenda Larea Singleton of Atlanta and Patricia Davenport of Panama City, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

Cobb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



Freddie Daniels

DONALSONVILLE -- Mr. Freddie Daniels, 56, of Donalsonville died Monday, April 22, 2002, at his residence.

Arrangements will be announced by Luke Strong and Son Mortuary.

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