Tuesday, Feb. 4



Rev. Earl Mose Odom

PELHAM -- The Rev. Earl Mose Odom, 66, of Pelham died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at Archbold Memorial Hospital.

Services will be held at ''

2 p.m. today, Feb. 4, at Braswell Funeral Home with the Revs. Charles Odom Jr. and Franklin Russ officiating. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memory Gardens.

Born April 7, 1936, in Seminole County, Rev. Odom was the son of the late Bertah Lee Broxton and Charlie Odom. He was the owner and operator of Pelham Transmission and was a member of Christian Life Center Assembly of God in Moultrie.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sowell Odom.

Survivors include a son, Tim Odom of Adel; a grandson, Brady Odom of Moultrie; his stepmother, Mrs. Linda Odom of Meigs; brothers, Charles Odom Jr. of Moultrie and Steve Odom of Pelham; and sisters, Shirley Levins of Mobile, Ala., Liz Spence of Thomasville, Alice Barrett of Cairo, Bertha Odom of Meigs, and Wylene Montgomery of Meigs.

Braswell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Jerry Rufus Cole

NORMAN PARK -- Jerry Rufus Cole, 57, of Norman Park, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, at the Augusta Burn Center.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Southside Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Phillip Robinson officiating.

Born Oct. 17, 1945, in Worth County, Mr. Cole was the son of the late Emma Flannigan Cole and Jesse Cole. He was a crane operator at Southern Concrete and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Harrell Cole of Norman Park; five sons; three brothers, Bill Cole and wife Nancy and John Cole all of Albany and Freddie Cole and wife Carolyn of Fitzgerald; a sister, Patty Wolford and husband Randy of Houston, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Southeastern Firefighters' Burn Foundation, 3614 J. Dewey Gray Circle, Building C, Augusta, Ga. 30909.

Cobb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



Randall Lee Jackson

MEIGS -- Randall Lee Jackson, 55, of Meigs died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at Big Bend Hospice House in Tallahassee, Fla.

Services were held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, at New Bethel Baptiat Church with the Revs. Dion Brown and James Smith officiating. Burial was in New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lavone Bannister, Brent Jackson, Terry McCracken, Chase Jackson, Stan Alligood, Tim Henry, Charles Bannister and Bill Whitfield.

Born March 29, 1947, in Colquitt County, Mr. Jackson was the son of Pearl Bannister Jackson and the late Robert Lee Jackson. He was employed with McTavish Industries and was a member of New Bethel Baptiat Church. Mr. Jackson was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his mother, Pearl Bannister Jackson of Meigs; a son, Shannon Lee Jackson of Sylvester; a daughter, Melissa Jackson Scott of Sylvester; brothers, Jimmy Jackson of Meigs, Joey Jackson of Blakely and Shelton Jackson of Andersonville' a sister, Ginger Jackson Edwards of Meigs; and three grandchildren, Taylar Renee Jackson, Austin Lee Jackson and Madison Paige Scott.

Memorials may be made to the Big Bend Hospice House, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, Fla. 32308-5428.

Cobb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



James William Striplin

TIFTON -- James William Striplin, 90, of Tifton died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at Tift Health Care.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Funston Cemetery with the Rev. Bill S. McCamon officiating.

Born July 4, 1912, in Colquitt County, Mr. Striplin was the son of the late Daisy Mae Hasty Striplin and Milton Wheeler Striplin. He retired from Greene-Gregory Funeral Home after 50 years of service as a funeral attendant. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mattie Lou Oneal Striplin of Tifton; a son, Varnie Hasty Striplin of Albany; a daughter, Mary Catherine McCamon of Albany; a brother, Carl M. Striplin of Funston; one granddaughter, Janet Kay Kinsey of Albany; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10-10:45 a.m. today at the funeral chapel.

Cobb Funeral Chapel is in charge o





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James Junior Truluck

MOULTRIE -- James Junior Truluck, 45, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, in Colquitt County.

Arrangements will be announced by Cobb Funeral Chapel.



Earlene Wilson Rowell

MOULTRIE -- Earlene Wilson Rowell, 80, of Moultrie died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at Sunrise Nursing Home.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Trinity Baptist Church with Dr. Michael Helms officiating. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery.

Born Nov. 6, 1922, in Waxahatchie, Texas, Mrs. Rowell was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas Wilson. She was a homemaker and a bookkeeper and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence G. Rowell.

Survivors include two sons, Lawrence G. Rowell Jr. of Campbellsville, Ky. and Thomas W. Rowell of Moultrie; a daughter, Rebecca Earlene Rowell of St. Simons Island; two sisters, Agnes Wilson of Lubbock, Texas and Margaret Bacon of Austin, Texas; and three grandchildren, Parker Rowell, John Rowell and Samantha Rowell.

Visitation will be from 6:30-8 p.m. on tonight at the funeral chapel.

The family may be contacted at the home of Tommy Rowell, 1175 U.S. Hwy. 319 S.

Cobb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



Roy Alvin Gibson

ARLINGTON -- Roy Alvin Gibson, 56, of Arlington died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at Calhoun Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Arlington Church of God with Brother Terrell Mann and Ralph Temples officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Westview Cemetery in Moultrie Pallbearers will be Casey Taylor, Jerry Taylor, Randy Register, Allen Morgan Jr., Michael McGee and Larry Eldridge.

Born Jan. 27, 1947, in Colquitt County, Mr. Gibson was the son of the late Paul Gibson and Ruby Jewell Barnes Gibson. He attended Arlington Church of God.

Survivors include a sister, Ann Register of Arlington.

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

Manry-Jordan-Hughes Funeral Home of Blakely is in charge of arrangements.



Rev. Emsley C. Ray

ADEL -- Rev. Emsley C. Ray, 93, of Adel died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Beulah Holiness Baptist Church. Burial will be in Beulah Holiness Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lanell Webb Ray; a daughter, Lavenia Horne; a brother, Julian Ray; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Donald Murphy

Donald Murphy of Adel and formerly of Moultire died at the Adel Memorial Hospital Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003. Funeral arrangements to be announced by Luke Strong and Son Mortuary.

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