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Dana Baker

Dana Baker, 36, entered into rest on Saturday, September 3, 2011.

Mr. Baker was born on June 20, 1975 in Macon, Georgia. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church but most recently attended Northridge Christian Church in Milledgeville. Dana worked at the Audio Shop where he was the manager of home installations. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid cyclist. His father, Allen Ray Baker preceded him in death.

His memory will forever be treasured by his mother, Lutrell Baker, Milledgeville; son, Kyle Baker, Warner Robins; sister, Raynell Britt (Dwayne); nephew, Ryland Britt, Milledgeville and many other family and friends.

Clarice H. Stephens


Funeral services for Mrs. Clarice H. Stephens, 77, of Cochran who died Saturday, August 13, 2011 at her residence after a 6 ½ year battle with ovarian cancer will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday in Cochran First Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Brooks and Rev. Jay Turner officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski-Bleckley Memorial Gardens.

James Edward Muse III


James Edward Muse, III passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2011 following a brief illness. He was born October 7, 1936 in Pinehurst, North Carolina to the late James Edward and Helen Frye Muse. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Katie Childress and Alma Taylor, and brother, Charles A. Muse, and father-in-law, Bruce B. Bailey.

Jim grew up in Robbins, North Carolina and graduated from Elise High School. Following high school, he served 4 years with the United States Navy. He then went on and obtained his BS degree from Wake Forest University.

After graduation, Jim served as head golf professional at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. In 1964 he joined New York Life Insurance Company. He obtained the designations of CLU and ChFC. After 34 years, he retired as Managing Partner of the Central Georgia Office.

Eugenia L. Sims

Eugenia L. Sims, 81, entered into rest on July 15, 2011.

Mrs. Sims was born on July 13, 1930 in Talladega, Alabama. She was a homemaker and of the Lutheran faith. Her husband, MSgt. James A. Sims, USAF (Ret.) and parents Paul and Ruth Jones preceded her in death.

Her memory will forever be treasured by her children, Tela Sims, Milledgeville, Anita Sims, Atlanta and Leta Sims, Warner Robins; and granddaughter, Amber Hanson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2011 in the chapel of Magnolia Park Mausoleum with entombment following in Magnolia Park Mausoleum. 

Calvin Simpson Jr.

Calvin Simpson, Jr., 55, entered into rest on Thursday, July 14, 2011.

Mr. Simpson was born on July 26, 1955 in Bessemer, Alabama, and was a retired Item Manager in civil service from Robins Air Force Base. With great pride and honor, he served his country in the United States Navy and served during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the Harley Owners Group. Calvin loved his Harley-Davidson Motorcycle and the friends he made riding it. He was a generous and compassionate man who never met a stranger. A devout family man, he would sacrifice anything for his family. He loved his mother and always sought to please and protect her. Calvin lived life to the fullest and never took himself too seriously. His church home was First Baptist Church in Bessemer, Alabama. His father, Calvin Simpson, Sr., preceded him in death.

Joan Bridgeman Veal


Macon-Joan “Jo” Bridgeman Veal, 76, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2011 after an extended illness. Services will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at 10:00AM at Hart’s Mortuary, 765 Cherry Street, with the Reverend David Mosely officiating. Burial will be in Memory Hill Cemetery in Milledgeville, GA. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services.

Mrs. Veal was born in Macon to the late Grant and Marion Bridgeman. She was a retired Materials Manager from R.A.F.B. and a member of Northridge Baptist Church.

Charlie Perkins


Milledgeville-Charlie Wright “CW” Perkins died Wednesday, June 22, 2011. Funeral services will be at 11:00AM on Friday, June 24, 2011 at Hart’s at the Cupola, 6324 Peake Road with Pastor Tim Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be between 7:00-9:00PM on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at the Cupola. Family may be reached at the residence of Shirley Teters, 111 Timber Ridge Drive. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gateway Fellowship Church of God, 6531 Skipper Road, Macon, GA 31216-6109.