HAWKINSVILLE - Services for Dave J. Higinbotham will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Broad Street Baptist Church with burial in Orange Hill Cemetery. Higinbotham, 69, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998. He was a retired officer from the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Bureau of Investigation and was retired from Turning Point Hospital as director of marketing and assistant administrator. He was a member and past president of Peace Officers Association, past president of Hawkinsville Lions Club, Scottish Rite Mason and member and past secretary of Mount Hope Lodge 9. He also was a member of Al Sihah Shrine Temple and member of Broad Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Higinbotham; children, Patty Nutt and Lewis Higinbotham, both of Eastman, Mike Higinbotham of Ellijay and Tommy Grinstead of Hawkinsville; sister, Irene Crowe of Eastman; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Clark Funeral Home and may be contacted at 1 Pettey Drive, Hawkinsville. The body will be in the church at 2 p.m. Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home in Eastman and Clark Funeral Home in Hawkinsville have charge of arrangements.
David Jackson Jr.
JEFFERSONVILLE - Services for David Jackson Jr. will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in Upper Mount Zion Baptist Church, Twiggs County, with burial in the church cemetery. Jackson, 61, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1998. Born in Twiggs County, he was the son of the late David Jackson Sr. Educated in Twiggs County, he was employed by D.B.K.
Survivors include his mother, Ada Jackson of Jeffersonville; and sisters, Ada Houston of Macon and Ida McBride of Columbus.
The family may be contacted at P.O. Box 641, Jeffersonville. Bentley & Sons Funeral Home in Jeffersonville has charge of arrangements.
IRWINVILLE - Services for Mae Hughes Johnson will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Paulk Funeral Home, Ocilla, with burial in Bethany Cemetery. Johnson, 87, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998. A homemaker, she was a member of Long Bridge Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include her sister, Jennie Richardson of Irwinville; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in the funeral home.
WARNER ROBINS - Services for Anthony F. Kennedy will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in Magnolia Park Cemetery, with full military honors. Kennedy, 66, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998. He was a decorated Air Force veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War, when he was a B-26 bomber gunner. He was an electronics technician at Robins Air Force Base. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was a fourth-degree knight and past grand knight in the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Kennedy; children, Kelly Coleman of Cordele, Michael Kennedy of Fort Valley, Russell Kennedy of Byron and Randal P. Kennedy of Bolingbroke; sisters, Ann Gardenor, Mary Aycotte, Teresa Fiske and Josephine Boisvert, all of Rhode Island; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at 7 tonight in Christopher-Smith Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
AMERICUS - Services for Dorazell Lake will be at 3 p.m. today in Oak Grove Cemetery. Lake, 76, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998. Born in Wetumpka, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Henry F. and Tempie Grier. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Survivors include her daughter, Linda Hogg of Americus; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Hancock Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
SWAINSBORO - Services for Jimmy Clyde McKenzie will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Moore Family Cemetery. McKenzie, 57, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, in Augusta after a brief illness. Born in Emanuel County, he was formerly employed at Handi-House Manufacturing. He was a member of Swainsboro Church of God.
Survivors include his brother, John McKenzie of Dellwood.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in Johnson Funeral Home.
Harvey McNease Sr.
COCHRAN - Services for Harvey K. McNease Sr. will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Cochran First United Methodist Church with burial in Pulaski-Bleckley Memory Gardens. McNease, 75, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1998. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was former head football coach at Fayette County, Irwin County, Thompson and Vidalia high schools. He was coach, athletic director and principal of Cochran High School. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and former chairman of the official board. He was a former member of Cochran Rotary Club.
Survivors include his wife, Mary McNease; children, Harvey McNease Jr. of Cochran and Suzanne Dudley of Lilburn; stepchildren, Joseph Brewster of Shalimar, Fla., John Brewster of Cedartown and Linda Ayers of Auburn, Ala.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Fisher Funeral Home and may be contacted at 1107 Ninth St.
Services for Virginia Parks Phelps will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Jones Brothers Eastlawn Memorial Chapel. Burial will be private. Phelps, 70, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998. She was the daughter of the late Will and Christine Parks. A former resident of New York, she was a member of Greater Allen Chapel AME Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Shirley Ann Brown of Macon; brother, Jerome Parks of Uniondale, N.Y.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The family may be contacted at 2787 Lakeshore Ave.
WARNER ROBINS - Services for Antonio Deante Sheppard, infant son of Felicia Sheppard and Johnny Lester, will be at noon today in Parkway Memorial Garden Cemetery. Antonio died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998.
Survivors in addition to his parents include his grandparents, Martha Brasfield of Alabama and Ernestine Lester of Macon.
Nelson's Memorial Mortuary has charge of arrangements.
UNADILLA - Services for Freddie Tanner will be at 11 a.m. today in Unadilla United Methodist Church with burial in Walnut Cemetery. Tanner, 73, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998. Born in Brooks County, she was the daughter of the late Leon and Cassie C. Folsom. She was a homemaker and member of Unadilla United Methodist Church and Juanita Brannen Friendship Circle. She had lived in Unadilla the past 30 years. She was the widow of Leonard Tanner.
Survivors include her children, Alvin Cooper and Dinah C. Grace, both of Unadilla; stepchildren, Bob Tanner of Florida and Eddie Tanner of Ann Arbor, Mich.; brother and sisters, Wilburn Folsom of Tallahassee, Fla., Betty Jean Fouchton of Live Oak, Fla., and Ada F. Jackson of Quitman; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family may be contacted at 7811 Third District Road. Bowen-NeSmith Funeral Home in Unadilla has charge of arrangements.
SANDERSVILLE - Services for Essie Mae Temple will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Dixon Grove Church of God in Christ, Tennille, with burial in Union Hill Church Cemetery. Temple, 73, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998. A homemaker, she was a member of Dixon Grove Church of God in Christ.
Survivors include his children, Janice Temple of Tennille, Daisy Miller and Jacqueline Temple, both of Sandersville, Sadie Jones and Wyome Dixon, both of Atlanta, Jessie Miller of Dover, Del., Raymond Johnson of Tampa, Fla., and Arthur Temple of Honolulu; sister, Eulia Darrisaw of Wrightsville; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
The family may be contacted at 631 McElrath St., Sandersville. M.C. Smith Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
COCHRAN - Services for Bobby Ray Thompson will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Mathis Funeral Home with burial in Trail Branch Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Thompson, 49, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998. A lifelong resident of Bleckley County, he was the son of the late I.C. and Lemma Thompson.
Survivors include his brother, Walter Thompson of Cochran.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Mathis Funeral Home and may be contacted at the Thompson residence, Route 6, Golfcourse Road, Cochran.
Services for Jewell Sandefur Watson will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Pine Forest Baptist Church with burial in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Watson, 65, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998. She was a customer service clerk at JC Penney. A member of Pine Forest Baptist Church and Sunshine Sunday School Class, she was a member of Exchangette Club.
Survivors include her husband, William Watson; children, Karen King, Robby Watson and Julie Cummings, all of Macon, and David Watson of Byron; sisters, Elloise McLean of Stuart, Fla., and Louise Courson of Tampa, Fla.; several grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, and may be contacted at 3290 O'Hara Drive South. Memorials may be made to Pine Forest Baptist Church Building Fund, 3805 Bloomfield Drive, Macon 31206.
ASHBURN - Services for J.R. Wilson will be at 3 p.m. today in Bethel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Wilson, 86, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998. He was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Wilson. He was a retired farmer. The widower of Bessie Wilson, he was a member and deacon of Bethel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his children, Geneva Baker of Georgetown, S.C., Faye Segler of Albany, Jimmy Wilson of Sycamore, Gene Wilson of Brunswick, Ray Wilson of Sycamore and Larry Wilson of LaGrange; brother and sisters, Chester Wilson and Zelma Pearce, both of Sycamore, Wilma Camp of Rosebud, Ore., and Patsy Childs of Atlanta; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Perry Funeral Chapel in Ashburn has charge of arrangements.