For Oct. 10



Arressie Lee Jones Johnson

MOULTRIE -- Mrs. Arressie Lee Jones Johnson, 95, of Moultrie died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at Sunrise Nursing Home.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Williams Tabernacle CME Church with the Rev. Theodore Braswell officiating. Burial will be in St. James Pallbearers Cemetery No. 2.

Born Oct. 24, 1906, in Mitchell County, Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of the late Gussie Jones and Ed Jones. She was a domestic worker and a member of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Earnest Johnson, five brothers and one sister.

Survivors include sons, Earnest Johnson of Moultrie, Elisha Johnson of Somerset, N.J., and Robert James Johnson of Detroit, Mich.; a daughter, Hettie Bryant of Moultrie; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family may be contacted at the home of Mrs. Hettie Bryant, 1005 Martin Luther King Drive.

Luke Strong and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.



Irene Washington McNeal

MOULTRIE -- Mrs. Irene Washington McNeal, 98, of Moultrie died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at Sunrise Nursing Home.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Luke Strong and Son Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Averett officiating. Burial will be in St. James Pallbearers Cemetery No. 2. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Born April 1, 1904, in Colquitt County, Mrs. McNeal was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Washington. She was a housewife.

She was preceded in death by children, Bessie McNeal, Lois King, Pearline McNeal, Ruby Seay, Diane McNeal, Robert McNeal, Willie McNeal and Donald McNeal.

Survivors include three sons, F.J. McNeal of Standford, Fla., Bennie McNeal (Ella Jean) of Tampa, Fla., and Curtis McNeal of Moultrie; two daughters, Evelyn Guyton (Willie James) and Gladys Neal (Johnny), all of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; five sisters, Annie Mae Hawkins, Eltha Davis, Georgia Mae Seay, Alma Pearl Washington and Bobbie Jones, all of Moultrie; 36 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and a devoted niece, Cheryl Jones.

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

Luke Strong and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.



Cedric Alonzo Smith

DOUGLASVILLE -- Cedric Alonzo Smith, 35, of Douglasville died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, in Austell.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Greater Newton Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. C.L. Ponder officiating. Burial will be in Sinner Friend Baptist Church in Hartsfield. Pallbearers will be Shawn Thompson, David Sampson, Michael Thompson, Xavier Jordan, Malcox Hill, Johnny Lovett and Yance Johnson.

Born March 1, 1967, in Moultrie, Mr. Smith was the son of the late Elijah and Lucille Taylor Smith. He was a counselor at the Detention Center and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include five brothers, Franklin Smith and Jerry Smith of Moultrie, David Smith of Warner Robins, Derrick Smith of Albany and Darrold Smith of Doerun; five sisters-in-law; six sisters, Gloria Stewart, Retha Palmer, Helen Dean of Trenton, N.J., Ilena Smith, Sarah Patilla of Moultrie, Patha Burgess of Stone Mountain; and six brothers-in-law.

Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

The family may be contacted at 624 Oak Circle.

Strong Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



The Rev. Berry Wayne Hill

MOULTRIE -- The Rev. Berry Wayne Hill, 57, of Moultrie, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Grant Chapel AME Church with the Rev. Alonza Autry officiating. Burial will be in St. James Pallbearers Cemetery No. 2. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Born Sept. 27, 1945, in Colquitt County, the Rev. Hill was the son of the late Berry Hill Sr. and Elizabeth Hill. He was a psychotherapist and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Pridgen.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Hill; s





ons, Wayne Berry Hill III of Boston, Mass., Timothy Hill (Christine) of Waycross, Justin Hill and Christopher Hill, both of Moultrie; stepsons, Anthony Jackson (Josephine) of St. Marys and Shelton Jackson of Woodbine; a daughter, Zandra Hill of Jacksonville, Fla.; stepdaughters, Patina Spead of Woodbine, Sharon Jackson of Kingsland and Glenda Jackson of Moultrie; brothers, Mack Pridgen (Jessie) of Moultrie, Ralph Hill (Barbara) of Miami, Fla., Roy Hill of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Alvin Hill (Maude) of Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Phyllis Hill of Moultrie; 16 grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.

The family may be contacted at 705 Coventry Circle.

Luke Strong and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.



Viola Mason

MOULTRIE -- Mrs. Viola Mason, 89, of Moultrie died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Willow Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. J.M. Davis officiating. Burial will be in Strong Memorial Garden.

Born Oct. 5, 1912, Mrs. Mason was the daughter of the late George and Cornelia Hawkins Grimes. She was a homemaker and a member of Willow Grove Baptist Church. She was a member of the Sunlight Pallbearers Charitable Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Issac Mason.

Survivors include a daughter, Verna Fulton of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a son-in-law, Willie Motley of Bronx, N.Y.; a nephew, Wilson Johnson of Augusta; nieces, Dorothy Fowler of Hempstead, N.Y., Constance Johnson and Linda Johnson, both of Moultrie, Phyllis of New York; nine grandchildren, Sharlyn Jones, Delilah McNeil and husband Michael, Shepherd Bethune, all of St. Petersburg, Fla., Jamal, Jermaine, Jemesa, Joy and Jayne Motley, all of Bronx, N.Y., and Jeanette Motley of Atlanta; 11 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Strong Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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