Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Russell Dupree

SYLVESTER -- Russell Dupree, 86, of Sylvester died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at his residence.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, at Gordy New Bethel Baptist Church with the Revs. Brian Welch and W.G. Turner officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Mr. Dupree was born April 5, 1916, in Turner County, and had lived in Worth County since 1930. He was a farmer. Mr. Dupree and his wife, Louise, celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Sept. 3, 2002. He was a member of Gordy New Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Turner Dupree of Sylvester; three daughters, Vera D. Purvis and husband Buddy, Venice D. Meeks and husband Thomas, all of Sylvester, and Thelma Dupree Tone and husband John of Randolph, N.J.; a sister, Hazel Powell of Quitman; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Banks Funeral Home of Sylvester is in charge of arrangements.

Leila Kay "Lisa" Fleetwood Hill

SAVANNAH -- Leila Kay "Lisa" Fleetwood Hill, 34, of Savannah died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at her residence.

Services will be held at 4 p.m. today, Sept. 17, at First Baptist Church with the Revs. David Laughner and Loren Hildebrant officiating. Burial will be in Cobb Suncrest Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Tony Fleetwood, Jeff Fleetwood, Greg Fleetwood, Chris Turner, Matt Littleton and David Griner.

Born Sept. 29, 1967, in Colquitt County, Mrs. Hill was the daughter of Norma Jean Shannon Fleetwood and Billy Frank Fleetwood. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband, Allen Hill of Savannah; her parents, Norma Jean Shannon Fleetwood and Billy Frank Fleetwood of Moultrie; two daughters, Olivia Sarah Fuller and Karly Ann Fuller both of Savannah; a stepdaughter, Alex Hill of Atlanta; a brother, Shannon Fleetwood and wife Becky of Moultrie; and two nieces, Melanie Griffin and Tiffany Griffin, both of Moultrie.

The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Fleetwood, 207 Pine Meadows Subdivision Road, Moultrie.

Cobb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Loreatha Watts Larkins

ATLANTA -- Mrs. Loreatha Watts Larkins, 77, of Atlanta died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at her residence.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Mother Easter Baptist Church in Moultrie with the Rev. E.H Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Pavo. Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.

Born Sept. 12, 1924, in Brooks County, Mrs. Larkins was the daughter of the late Tom and Mamie Watts. She retired from Royal Engineering Co. in 1987, and was a member of Union Baptist Church and Senior Choir in Trenton, N.J. She resided in Trenton, N.J. for over 50 years.

She was preceded in death by a stepson, Andrew Larkins.

Survivors include a son, Eddie J. Larkins Jr. (Aljosie) of Atlanta; a daughter-in-law, Meryl Larkins of Thomasville; a brother, Cleveland Watts (Rose) of Detroit, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild; many devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Strong Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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