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How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

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obins AFB

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Carrie Irene Johnson Wheeler

Carrie Irene Johnson Wheeler, age 91, passed away on February 24, 2013 at Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon. A Memorial service will be held at Hart’s Mortuary, Cherry Street on February 27, 2013 at 12:00PM, with The Reverends Jody and Julie Long officiating. The family will greet friends one hour prior to service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, North Gate. Ms. Wheeler was born on April 12, 1921 in Sparta, Georgia and graduated from Sparta High School in 1939. She moved to Macon in 1947 where she was employed at Robins AFB in what was then the Directorate of Procurement. Ms. Wheeler was a member of the First Baptist Church of Christ and the Believer’s Sunday School Class. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, crafts, gardening, and shopping. She was an avid bridge player and a regular follower of Atlanta Braves baseball. Ms.

Florence Maddox Thomas

 

Funeral service for Florence Maddox Thomas, 71, of Cochran who died Monday, October 15, 2012, will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday in the Chapel of Fisher Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Ms. Thomas was born in Dodge County and the daughter of the late Elder Elijah J. and Amanda Mary Moore Maddox.  She was a graduate of Cochran High School, class of 1959.  She was retired from Robins Air Force Base.  She was preceded in death by her brothers James Maddox, Junior Maddox, Jack Maddox and a sister Minnie Lee Roland .

Milledgeville City Marshal Passes Away

Milledgeville City Marshal Passes Away

Update: Jack Graham's memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, June 28 at 5 p.m. That'll be at 492 Kings Rd.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26 at Williams Funeral Home.

Milledgeville City Marshal and longtime public servant Jack Graham passed away Thursday morning.

According to his obituary, he passed away peacefully at age 60.

See his full obituary here.

Garnette Hill Boyer

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Garnette Hill Boyer, 83, of Milledgeville who died Thursday, June 7, 2012 will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday in the Chapel of Fisher Funeral Home with Dr. Bob Herrington officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Boyer was born in Bleckley County, the daughter of the late Lamar and Carolyn Brown Hill and the widow of Lawrence Parker and Lovejoy Boyer. She had lived in Cochran and Hawkinsville before moving to Milledgeville five years ago. She was a graduate of Cochran High School and attended Georgia College. She was a member of Hawkinsville First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth Michael (Cynthia) Parker of Rincon; daughter, Pamela P. (Butch) Ulm of Milledgeville; two grandchildren, Lawrence Michael Parker of New York, N.Y. and Claudia Garnettte Ulm of Atlanta.

The family will meet friends following the service on Sunday.

Robert Allen Coggins

 

   Mr. Robert Allen Coggins II died Monday, May 14, 2012.

   Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Hardy-Towns Chapel.

   Committal Services will be at 4 p.m., Thursday at Jesup City Cemetery in Jesup, Ga.

   Major Coggins served honorably for seventeen years as an aviator in the United States Air Force, he was a teacher at Arthur Williams Middle School in Jesup, Ga.

   He is survived by his wife, Lucy Coggins; daughters, Nicole C. Parks (Gordon) and Jennafer Lame’y (Kristofer); sons, Robert A. Coggins III (Kristen) and Jonathan Coggins (Tanya); Sisters, Lynn Loy (Raymond) and Diane Mortimer (Michael); grandchildren, Alexandria Coggins, Zachary Coggins, Claire Coggins, Baby Coggins, Dylan Coggins, Augustus Lame’y, and Jolene Lame’y.

   He was predeceased by sister, Debra Ann Campbell.

Kenneth Lamar Hill

 

Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Lamar Hill, 80, of Americus, formerly of Cochran, who died Thursday, March 8, 2012 will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday in the Chapel of Fisher Funeral Home. Burial will be private.

 

            Mr. Hill was born in Bleckley County, the son of the late Lamar and Carolyn Brown Hill. He was a graduate of Georgia Military College. He attended Middle Georgia College before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force after which he worker for G.B. Hill Lumber Company and later worked for Middle Georgia College as supervisor of Central Storage. He later moved to Americus, where he worked for Georgia Southwestern College as assistant Comptroller and Director of Business Services. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Americus. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and a devoted husband and father.