OBITUARIES

Lydia Lynn Pate Huey

Aug 10, 2022

Lydia Lynn Pate Huey of Ashburn passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Tift Regional Medical Center.

  Lydia was born in Ashburn on February 9, 1962 to the late Barney Kenneth Pate and Virginia Ann Beasley Pate.  She was employed as an LPN at Crisp Regional Rehabilitation in Cordele. Lydia loved her children and was a wonderful mother and...

Elena Grace Powell

Aug 10, 2022

Elena Grace Powell, infant daughter of Hunter Edward Powell and Esmeralda Elisabeth Cortez of Ashburn, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Navicent Health Care in Macon. 

  In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Beatriz Garcia (Felipe Alvarez) of Rebecca and paternal grandfather, Charles Ray Powell Sr. of Arabi. 

  A graveside...

Randolph B. "Randy" Pate

Aug 9, 2022

Randolph B. “Randy” Pate, Jr, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at his residence in Ashburn, Georgia.

Randy was born in Ashburn on October 5, 1955 to the late Randolph B. Sr. and Joanne Jolly Pate.  He was a graduate of Turner County High School and a lifelong resident of Turner County. He was a long-time custodian with the Turner...

Bobby Tyson Phelps

Aug 3, 2022

Bobby Tyson Phelps, 89, of Tifton, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome.

  Bobby was born in Sycamore, Georgia on April 29, 1933 to the late Mancy and Edna Inez Walls Phelps.  He was a wonderful father and husband and always took care of his family. He farmed for many years with his...

Grady Lester Speight, Jr.

Jul 27, 2022

Grady Lester Speight, Jr.,84, of Ashburn passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at his residence.

Grady was born on April 10, 1938 to the late Grady Lester, Sr. and Blonnie Ward Speight. He retired as a Federal State Inspector after thirty-seven years. After retirement he enjoyed his true passion of cattle farming. He was known for being a hard worker...

Matthew Brian Crissman

Jul 27, 2022

Matthew Brian Crissman, 49, of Cordele passed away Wednesday July 27, 2022, at Crisp Regional Hospital.

Brian was born in Metter on January 8, 1973, and was the son of the late John Grady and Karen V. Shipman Mathis. He was a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church in Cordele. Brian was a diehard Crisp County Cougar fan. He could be...

James Edison "Jimmy" Peacock

Jul 27, 2022

James Edison “Jimmy” Peacock, 85, of Tifton passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at Perry Hospital in Perry, Georgia.

  Jimmy was born on December 26, 1936 in Ashburn to the late Robert Watson and Josie Beard Peacock. He was a retired Probation Officer and also worked as a Georgia State Trooper earlier in his career. He served his country...

Billy Hendricks Davison

Jul 26, 2022

Billy Hendricks Davison, 77, of Ashburn passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at his residence.

Billy was born in Chula on October 3, 1944 to the late Willie “Shorty” and Mildred Hazel Davis Davison. He retired as the Director of Forestry Services at Payne’s Flying Service and was a member of the Ashburn First Baptist Church. Billy enjoyed hunting and...

Edwin Joseph Bacon

Jul 19, 2022

Edwin “Ed” Joseph Bacon, 80, passed away on July 19, 2022 at Tift Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family. 

“Good show!” said the man who was no myth, but forever a legend, to those who knew him. Ed made it four score on this earth, and boy did he pack a lot of living, laughs and adventure into those...

Joan Scott

Jul 17, 2022

A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, July 31st, 2022 at 2 PM at the H. M. Patterson Funeral Home, Arlington Chapel, located at 173 Allen Road, NE, Sandy Springs, Ga. A reception will follow the service at the Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at Prospect Cemetery...

Theril Evan Boutwell

Jun 29, 2022

Theril Evan Boutwell, 40, of Decatur, Alabama passed away on June 29, 2022, in Decatur, AL. Evan was born to the late Theril Lester and Elizabeth Kennedy Boutwell on November 4, 1981, in Tifton, GA. He was Director of Sales at Southeastern Distributing Justice Brothers in Athens, AL. He was also a member of Ducks Unlimited and American Bass Anglers...

Vernon Floyd Yancey

Jun 23, 2022

Vernon Floyd Yancey, 66, of Sycamore passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, GA. 

  Vernon was born on August 10, 1955 in Tifton to the late Herman and Pat Yancey and Barbara Mallard Roberts. He was the owner and operator of Sycamore Fence Company and retired head mechanic at Shaw Industries. Vernon was...

Linda House

Jun 22, 2022

Linda Gail Taylor House, 72, of Ashburn passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, GA. 

 

Linda was born on November 29, 1949 in Moultrie to the late Willie  H. “Buck” Taylor and Maudine Whiddon Taylor.  Linda was Clerk of Superior Court for 16 years and former secretary at Turner County High School. Linda...

Bessie Lena Wood Cole

Jun 13, 2022

Bessie Lena Wood Cole, 84, of Sycamore passed away Monday, June 13, 2022 at Life Care Center in Fitzgerald.

Bessie was born on March 16, 1938 in Turner County to the late William Jasper “Jack” Wood and Rosie Evers Wood Gant. She was a seamstress and a member of Dakota Baptist Church. Bessie loved sewing, crocheting and quilting. She loved...

Richard Ivanisin

Jun 12, 2022

Richard Francis Ivanisin, 89, of Rebecca passed away Sunday, June 12, 2022 at his residence.

  Richard was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 8, 1933 to the late Michael and Margaret Miksa Ivanisin. He was retired and loved to watch and play sports. He was also a member of the Catholic faith.

  He is survived by his daughters,...

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