Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Wyndell Dean Thompson Jr.

Mr. Wyndell Dean Thompson Jr. age 59 of Thomaston died November 28, 2022, at Upson Regional Medical Center.  

Funeral services for Mr. Thompson will be held on Wednesday, November 30, at 2:00 PM, in the chapel of Fletcher-Day Funeral Home.   Interment will follow in South View Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12:00 PM until the funeral hour at Fletcher-Day Funeral Home.

 

Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.  

Barbara Jean Alford Bethune

Mrs. Barbara Jean Alford Bethune age 88 of Thomaston Ga, died Sunday November 27, 2022, at Riverside Health and Rehab. 

Mrs. Bethune was born on July 13, 1934, in Griffin, Georgia, to the late Clarence Alford and the late Josephine Alford.  She worked in distribution at the William Carter Company for 49 and half years and was a member of Pritchett Memorial Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, William "Jim" Bethune, and daughter, Christi Callahan.

 

Survivors include her daughter, Vikki (Gene) Roberts of Thomaston, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

 

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. from Crystal Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 1, 2022, from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. at Coggins Funeral Home.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Betty Jean Maynard

 

Mrs. Betty Jean Maynard, age 89, of Thomaston, died Saturday afternoon, November 26, 2022, at her residence. 

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 29, at 11:00 AM, in theUpson Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Jason Weems officiating.The family will receive friends Tuesday morning, from 10:00 AM until 11:00AM at Fletcher-Day Funeral Home. Mrs. Maynard was born on June 21, 1933, a daughter of the late Guston Elrodand the late Mary Weaver Elrod. She was a 1950 graduate of R.E. LeeInstitute and she was a homemaker. After marrying W.T. Maynard in 1952, shefollowed him around the world as he pursued a career with the U.S. Navy.After retiring, they returned to Thomaston. Betty was active in the ThurstonCommunity and several civic organizations. She loved crafts, sewing, andtaking care of her family. She attended Hendricks Baptist Church. Mrs. Maynard is survived by her daughter, Diane Ryals of Thomaston; hergrandchildren, Daryll Ryals, Chris (Tammy) Ryals, Kevin (Julie) Ryals,Dakota (Kaleb Stewart) Boyd, and Matthew (Sarah) Alvarado, her greatgrandchildren, Katie (Chris Brown) Ryals, Alexis Ryals, Hannah Ryals, GageRyals, Elizabeth Ryals, Sydney McGouirk, Olivia McGouirk, and Walker Ryals,and her sister-in-law, Betty Elrod. Several nieces and nephews also survive.In addition to her parents, Mrs. Maynard was preceded in death by herhusband, W.T. Maynard, her daughter, Donlea Ryals, her sister, LouiseBowles, her brothers, Paul Elrod, Don Elrod, and Johnie Elrod, her grandson,Daniel Salter, and her great granddaughter, Krislin Ryals. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Heritage PregnancyResource Center. Fletcher-Day Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all arrangements.Condolences and remembrances may be expressed atwww.fletcherdayfuneralhome.com

Jean Avery Barnett

Jean Avery Barnett, age 75, of Jackson, passed away November 24, 2022.  Jean was born in Atlanta, daughter of the late Monroe Avery and the late Annie Mae Hanes Avery.  She worked as an Administrative Assistant in the insurance and mortgage business for many years before retiring. Jean was crafty, she loved to gamble and take trips to casinos and to Perdido Key, Florida.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, James “Jim” Miles Barnett and George Roberts, brother, Buddy Avery, and sister, Ola Mae Dover.

She is survived by her sons: Mikel Roberts (Jennifer) of Tucson, AZ, Scott Roberts (Crystal) of Griffin and Jeff Roberts (Jennifer) of Concord; grandchildren: J.J., Tristan, Chase, Clint, Danny and Chloe; sister: Briness Kennedy of Jackson; brother: Bill Avery (Jackie) of Daphne, AL; brother-in-law: Carl Dover of Jonesboro; and many other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. 

Friday, November 25, 2022

Helen Taylor Harmon

Ms. Helen Taylor Harmon, age 86, of Milner, passed away November 23, 2022.

Ms. Harmon was born on July 25, 1936, to the late Andrew and Dewey Taylor. She was wed to Joseph Jackson Harmon. The couple had two sons, Jack and Jody. Ms. Harmon enjoyed reading and sitting with elderly patients in need of companionship and love. She was a longtime member of Pike Assembly of God where she enjoyed meaningful friendships with the New Found Joy group.

 

Along with her parents, Ms. Harmon was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Jackson Harmon, and son, Murray “Jack” Harmon.

 

She is survived by her son and daughters-in-law: Jody and Andrea Harmon of Lithia Springs, Sylvia Harmon of Milner; grandchildren: Jacob Harmon and Christina Harmon; great-grandchildren: Nathan Layton and Troy Layton; niece: Fonda Reid, nephew: Roger Reid; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

 

A funeral service will be held at 4 PM on Sunday, November 27th at Moody-Daniel Funeral Home. Friends may visit the family beginning at 3 PM at the funeral home. A family burial will be held at Greenwood Cemetery.  

Jeffrey Julian Passmore

Mr. Jeffrey Julian Passmore, age 52, of Macon passed away November 22, 2022, in his home surrounded by loved ones.  Jeff grew up in the Southeastern part of the United States. His family settled in Georgia where he graduated from Jones County High in 1988 and then attended Mercer University in Macon. Jeff worked for Channel 41 in Macon for many years and then for Third Wave Digital as Creative Assistant and drone pilot.  He was a movie buff and especially loved Sci-Fi. He was also a fan of Dragon*Con and enjoyed reading. Jeff loved everything about Disney World.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Julian Eskil Passmore and Margaret Antoinette King Passmore, and his uncle Wayne King.

 

He is survived by his wife, Beth Passmore; daughters, Samantha Passmore and Keira Passmore; brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Patty Passmore; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Angela and Greg Miller; nieces, Anastasia Miller, Gabriella Miller and Melissa Taylor; great-nephew and niece, Nathan and Brianna Taylor; honorary brother, Tom Gillon.

 

Friends may visit the family on Friday, November 25, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lake Wildwood Baptist Church, 701 Greentree Parkway, Macon. 

 

Funeral services will be held there on Saturday, November 26, at 2:30 p.m. where Pastor Paul Dziadul will officiate.

 

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Ricky Andrew “Andy” Ard

Ricky Andrew “Andy” Ard, age 39, of Thomaston, passed away November 22, 2022.

 

Andy was born on November 9, 1983, to Ricky Steve Ard and the late Tammy Eason Ard. Andy worked at Utility for more than 11 years. He was a lifelong resident of Thomaston.

 

Andy was a free spirit. He was known to spread happiness and make others smile. The joy of Andy’s life was his two sons, Ajay and Andrew. He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time on the river with his boys.

 

Along with his mother, Andy was preceded in death by his uncles: Mitchel Eason, Don Ard and Michael Ard.

 

He is survived by his beloved sons: Ajay Ard and Andrew Ard; father: Ricky Steve (Deborah) Ard of Thomaston; sister and brother-in-law: Amber and Chris Hopkins of Atlanta; former wife: Amanda Martin of Pine Mountain; former mother-in-law: Lisa Martin (Pat Jones) of Pine Mountain; former brother-in-law: Jeremy (Abby) Martin; aunts and uncles: Ronny and Debbie Ard, Becky and Dennis Watson, all of Thomaston, Alan Eason of Tampa; cousins: Jonathon (Elyse) Futch of Thomaston, Whitney (Mario) Andino of Senoia, Tiffany (Don) Gage of Charlotte, Tristan Eason of Tampa, best friends: Cody (Heather) Adams and Kevin Bun, all of Thomaston.

 

A memorial service will be held in Andy's honor at a later date.

 

Moody Daniel Funeral Home, age 39, of Thomaston, passed away November 22, 2022.

Andy was born on November 9, 1983, to Ricky Steve Ard and the late Tammy Eason Ard. Andy worked at Utility for more than 11 years. He was a lifelong resident of Thomaston.

 

Andy was a free spirit. He was known to spread happiness and make others smile. The joy of Andy’s life was his two sons, Ajay and Andrew. He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time on the river with his boys.

 

Along with his mother, Andy was preceded in death by his uncles: Mitchel Eason, Don Ard and Michael Ard.

 

He is survived by his beloved sons: Ajay Ard and Andrew Ard; father: Ricky Steve (Deborah) Ard of Thomaston; sister and brother-in-law: Amber and Chris Hopkins of Atlanta; former wife: Amanda Martin of Pine Mountain; former mother-in-law: Lisa Martin (Pat Jones) of Pine Mountain; former brother-in-law: Jeremy (Abby) Martin; aunts and uncles: Ronny and Debbie Ard, Becky and Dennis Watson, all of Thomaston, Alan Eason of Tampa; cousins: Jonathon (Elyse) Futch of Thomaston, Whitney (Mario) Andino of Senoia, Tiffany (Don) Gage of Charlotte, Tristan Eason of Tampa, best friends: Cody (Heather) Adams and Kevin Bun, all of Thomaston.

 

A memorial service will be held in Andy's honor at a later date.

 

Moody Daniel Funeral Home

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Timothy “Tim” Wayne Zellner

Mr. Timothy “Tim” Wayne Zellner, age 57, of Barnesville, passed away November 20, 2022, at his home. 

Tim was born to the late Bobby Zellner and Cheryl C. Zellner. He grew up in Barnesville and graduated from Lamar County Comprehensive High School. He worked at Giant Mart in both Barnesville and Zebulon for 15 years. With a passion for children and coaching, Tim went back to school, earning degrees from Gordon College and Mercer University before starting his career in education in the Pike County school system. He started as a paraprofessional at Pike County High School before teaching at Pike County Middle School. Tim coached football, wrestling, and baseball at the high school level where he would become known affectionately as “Coach Z.” He would eventually stop coaching sports but wanted to keep coaching children in life. Tim would earn his Masters in Counseling from Liberty University and eventually served as a school counselor at the Pike County High School, Ninth Grade Academy and Middle School.

 

Tim was a life-long member of Calvary Baptist Church in Barnesville, where he currently served as a men’s Sunday School teacher, sound system technician and was chairman of the Deacons, a position his father once held. Tim loved all things Disney, yardwork, growing vegetables and cooking. He was famous for his wonderful coconut cakes.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Zellner, his PawPaw Eugene “Pete” Blackmon, his MawMaw Sybil Blackmon and great-niece, Abigail Thomas.

 

Tim is survived by his wife: Kathy Milner Zellner of Barnesville; daughters, son-in-law: Jessica Zellner of Windermere, Fla. and Jennifer and Derek Petty of Zebulon; and was “Opa” to his granddaughter: Katherine “Kate” Susanna Petty. He is also survived by his granddog: Magnolia; his mother: Cheryl C. Zellner of Barnesville; brothers and sister-in-law: Derek and Jennifer Zellner of Warner Robins and Kris Zellner of Barnesville; mother-in-law and father-in-law: Martha and Phil Wise of Zebulon; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Denise and Jerome Finley of Zebulon, Cindy Bond of Zebulon, and Brian and Haley Milner of Akin, SC; nephews and nieces: D. J. (Lanie), Jordan, Ashlyn, Avery, Megan, Catlin (Jake), Josh, Cameron, Dusty (Anthony), Jessica (Jacob), Alex and Callum. He is also survived by numerous beloved great nephews and nieces.

 

Friends may visit the family on Friday, November 25, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Calvary Baptist Church, 640 Rose Avenue, Barnesville, Ga. (directly across from Lamar County High School).

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 26, at 11 a.m. at Christ Chapel, 68 Old Zebulon Road, Zebulon. Pastors Billy Smith and Allen Newman will officiate.

 

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be made in Tim’s honor to Calvary Baptist Church of Barnesville at 640 Rose Avenue, Barnesville, Ga. 30204.Moody-Daniel Funeral Home prior to the service.  

Martha C. Williams

Martha C. Williams, age 92, of Concord, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 21, 2022.

 

Proverbs 31: 28 KJV     

 

Her children arise up, and call her blessed.

Martha was born on August 18, 1930, to the late Forman and Laura Coventry. She was a lifelong resident of Pike County. She was the proud mother of 7 children. She was blessed to have two loving husbands over the years: Harold Sandefur, until his passing in 1978 and Edwin Williams for 14 years until his passing.  Martha was a seamstress for more than 30 years working for Carter’s and Sherri Lynn. She was a longtime member of Pine Mountain Nazarene Church. She also taught Sunday school for many years.

 

Martha was a strong-willed lady with deep Christian faith. She was known to care for everyone else around her. Her home was open to neighborhood children who would come for love, healing, advice and a good meal. She didn’t know a stranger and consistently put others before herself. Martha was a caring and wonderful mother, Grandma/Memaw and sister. She will be remembered by her kind heart and her strong love for Jesus.

 

Along with her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her first husband: Thomas Harold Sandefur; second husband: Edwin G. Williams; daughter: Donna Shockley; son: Patrick Sandefur; grandson: Andrew Buchanan; sisters: Margaret Phelps and Mary Cochran; son-in-law: Don Buchanan.

 

She is survived by her children: Carol (Allen) Selph, Michael Sandefur, Laura “Suzie” Sandefur (Jimmy Martin), Shirley Buchanan and David (Wendi) Sandefur; daughter-in-law: Gloria Sandefur; grandchildren: Charles (Christy) Sandefur, Richard (Trish) Sandefur, Brian (Shannon) Shockley, Tim (Elizabeth) Selph, April (Bradley) Dawson, Kristina Selph (Nick Harris), Lindsey Selph, Beth (Allan) Flores, Jonathan Sandefur, Joey (Marian) Sandefur, Angela (Joe) Livery, Leslie (Brandon) Christmas, Kristen Sandefur and Karsen Sandefur; many great-grandchildren; sister: Goldie Blount; son-in-law: Eddie Shockley; cousin: Claudette Young.

 

A graveside service will be held at 4 PM on Sunday, November 27th at Fincher Memorial Cemetery in Meansville. Friends may visit the family between 2 PM and 3:30 PM at Moody-Daniel Funeral Home prior to the service. 

Darline L. Atwood

Darline L. Atwood, age 75, of Molena, passed away November 21, 2022.

 

Darline was born in Atlanta on February 6, 1947, to the late Clarence and Frances Durden. She worked in the Jackson County School System for 20 years as a paraprofessional, library assistant and substitute teacher. She attended Apple Valley Baptist Church for many years. She was also a longtime Sunday school teacher. Darline was a Godly woman who was strong in her Baptist faith.

 

Darline loved camping and traveling with her late husband Bill. The couple enjoyed visiting the beach and the mountains. She was a talented baker and cake decorator. She also catered for many years. She enjoyed crafting and painting. Darline was known for her happy spirit and deep faith in Christ. She was a loving mother and Nana who adored her family and loved her life.

 

Along with her parents, Darline was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, William T. “Bill” Atwood, and brother, Joseph Durden.

 

She is survived by her children: Ginger Atwood of Molena, Scott (Beth) Atwood of Demorest; grandchildren: Matthew, Luke, Jeff, William and Kara; great-grandchildren: Kyson, Remington, Harrison, Josy and Caden; sister and brother-in-law: Wanda and Tommy Harden of Jonesboro; sister-in-law: Brenda Durden of Milner; numerous cousins.

 

A funeral service will be held at 12 PM on Saturday, November 26th at Moody-Daniel Funeral Home. Friends may visit the family beginning at 10 AM at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held for immediate family members at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. 

Betty Sue Michel

Ms. Betty Sue Michel, age 75, formerly of Arcadia, LA, passed away November 22, 2022.

Betty was born on June 6, 1947, to the late Henry and Mamie Sherrill. She grew up in Louisiana where she was wed to Charles Michel, Sr. The couple had three sons and one daughter. Betty worked as an accountant for more 20 years until her eventual retirement. Betty was a longtime member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Amant, LA.

 

Over the years, Betty and her children resided in many places including Louisiana, Georgia, Texas and Montana.  She had a gypsy soul and enjoyed a fresh start in a new place. Betty had a knack for sewing and crocheting. She was a fan of Elvis, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe. She had a heart for animals and couldn’t turn away a stray, even it was a opossum (Harry). Betty was caring and giving. She was a friend to many and a hand-up for those seeking refuge. Betty had a natural tendency to mother those in her life. She put others before herself and was an ally to those who needed her without judgement. Betty will be remembered for her giving heart and loving spirit. ­­

 

Along with her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband: Charles Gilbert Michel, Sr.; brother: Jimmie Sherrill; canine companion: Bailey.

 

She is survived by her children and their spouses: Christopher Michel (Shannon) of Denham LA, Herchel Michel (Dawn) of Chauvin, LA, Stacy Michel-Newsted (Gary) of Zebulon, GA, Charles Michel of Williamson, GA; grandchildren: Nickolas Michel, Crystal Greer, Rebecca Michel, Courtney Newsted, Jessica Michel, Airica Sumpter, Aaron Michel, Ava Michel, Cam Michel, Amber Elkins; great-grandchildren: Madison Faulkner, Hayden Faulkner, Alajah Greer, Ben Greer, Jadon Greer, Franki Newsted, La’Niya Million, Marli Million, Saniya Coleman, Payton Edwards, Izzac Edward, Leland Bennett, Savannah Loren, Hunter Hawksins, Scarlett Sumpter, Keith Michel, Eli Michel; brother and sister-in-law: Jerry and Diane Sherrill; beloved pets: Elvis the basset hound and Asia the cat.

 

A memorial service will be held in Betty’s honor in the Spring of 2023 in Arcadia, LA. The Michel family is being assisted by Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Dannis Elmer Presley

Mr. Dannis Elmer Presley, age 74, of Thomaston, died Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at his residence.

Memorial services for Mr. Presley will be announced later by Fletcher-Day Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Presley was born in Spalding County, Georgia, on October 26, 1948, a son of the late Otis Presley and Frances Chambley Presley. He was employed in the supply room of Thomaston Mills as a supervisor. He was later employed with the Georgia Department of Transportation and retired as a construction project manager. Dannis was a Scout Master for Troop 26 and a member of the Lions Club. As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hiking and camping. He loved his family very much, especially his children and grandchildren. Mr. Presley was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church.

 

Mr. Presley is. survived by his wife, Sally Presley of Thomaston, his daughters Christin (Jay) Brown of Thomaston; Rae (Kevin) Jarrell of Brunswick; his son, Dannis “Bubba” Presley of Summerville, SC; his sister, Donna Presley of Thomaston; his brother Phillip (Debbie) Presley of Thomaston; his grandchildren, Anna (Walter Navarro) Davis, Landen Davis, Nick Davis, Olivia Jarrell, Julia Jarrell, Lilian Jarrell, Adalyn Jarrell, Hayden Presley, Baylor Presley, Paxtyn Presley, Paysley Presley.

 

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Samaritans Purse.

 

Fletcher-Day Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences and remembrances may be expressed www.fletcherdayfuneralhome.com