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Norman Frank Jackson

February 4, 1946April 11, 2014  

Memorial services for Norman Frank Jackson, 68, formerly of Thomasville, GA, will be on Monday, April 14th, 2014  at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home.  Rev Mike Mobley will officiate.  Mr. Jackson passed away at Bainbridge Healthcare, Bainbridge, GA, on Friday, April 11, 2014.

 

Mr. Jackson was born February 4, 1946, in Greenville, MS, to the late J.T. Jackson, Sr. and Mary Lillian Wright Jackson.  Mr. Jackson was an avid lifelong musician who played lead guitar and back-up vocals for The Villagers who had a #1 top 100 single in June 1966 with "Laugh It Off" and "You’re Going to Lose That Girl."  Mr. Jackson served the Thomasville and Cairo communities as an automobile sales executive for Crew Motors and retired from Roy Campbell Chevrolet.  He was a devout servant of the Baptist faith.

 

Survivors include: sons, John Frank Jackson (Brandi) of Cairo, GA, Joshua Lee Linton (Suzanne) of Augusta, GA; daughter, Angela Dawn Jackson of Tallahassee, FL; four grandsons, John Austin and Brantley Jackson of Cairo, Alex Mac of Tallahassee, and John Santana of Tallahassee; a brother, Kenneth W. Jackson of Greenville, MS; a host of nieces and nephews; and a very dear friend, Pat Sasser.

 

Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by: his parents; brothers, J.T. Jackson Jr., Bobby Jackson and Jim Jackson; and a sister, Fran Burton. 

 

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to be made in Mr. Jackson’s memory to the American Cancer Society or the Wounded Warrior Project.

 

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Elizabeth Ballow McRory 

February 22, 1932April 10, 2014  

Elizabeth Ballow McRory, 82, of Tallahassee, FL, passed away at Capital Regional Medical Center, Tallahassee, FL, on Thursday, April 10, 2014.  The family will have a memorial service at her home on April 19th, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

Mrs. McRory was born on February 22, 1932, in Whigham, GA, to the late Roland Ballow and Pauline Cain Ballow Parlett.  She married William F. McRory on June 30, 1954. She was a homemaker and of the Episcopalian faith.  Her husbands career with the US State Department allowed her to travel extensively and experience life living abroad. Their posts included Yucatan, Israel, Spain, Japan and Taiwan. Upon retirement, she and her husband settled in Tallahassee, Florida. She had a love for antiques and was a member of the board as secretary in the Florida Heritage Foundation Incorporated, a historic preservation society. She was beloved by all.  

Survivors include: husband, William F. McRory of Tallahassee, FL; son, Andrew William McRory and wife Anna Christine Caney of Tallahassee, FL; and grandchildren,  Joseph McRory, Michael McRory and Allison Carey, all of Tallahassee, FL. 

Memorials may be made in Mrs. McRory's memory to:  Alzheimers Foundation and The Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation, Inc.

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Robert T. Amoroso 

January 5, 1950April 9, 2014

Mr. Robert Terrance Amoroso, 64, of Cairo, GA, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Grady General Hospital in Cairo, GA.  No services are planned.  

Mr. Amoroso was born on January 5, 1950, in Boston, MA, to the late Rafael and Ada Amoroso.  On May 31, 2008, he married Barbara Anderson Amoroso, who survives.  He was a truck driver, and of the Christian faith.  

He is survived by: his wife, Barbara Anderson Amoroso of Cairo, GA; daughter, Sophie Amoroso of Cairo, GA; son, Joshua Amoroso (Heather) of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Laila Amoroso, Lily Amoroso, Jason Amoroso, and Joshua Amoroso, II all of Cairo, GA; brother, Ralp Amoroso of Miami, FL; and a sister, Jane Amoroso of Ashville, NC. 

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Easter Blackmon Bond

July 11, 1935April 4, 2014 

Funeral services for Easter Blackmon Bond, 78, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 7, 2014, at Midway Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Kenneth Cloud and Rev. Carl Harrell will officiate.  Services will conclude at the church.  Private interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Bond passed away at Grady General Hospital in Cairo, GA, on Friday, April 4, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be Maurice Rykard, Mac Rosencrantz, J. L. Rosencrantz, George Thomas, Mark Schafer and Randy Holton.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Midway Baptist Church.    

Mrs. Bond was born on July 11, 1935, in Colquitt, GA, to the late Emsley Glass and Annie Lou Lovering Glass.  After her retirement from Big Star, Easter managed the Style Shop, which she operated for 13 years.  She was a member of Midway Baptist Church and the Senior Adult Sunday School Class.  People will always remember her kind words, big smile, and infectious laugh that she greeted everyone with.  Her later years were devoted to assisting and caring for friends in need.       

Survivors include: step-children and spouses, Ann and Ronnie Crawford of Ashford, AL, Cynthia and Dan Humphrey of Bainbridge, GA, Stanley and Judy Blackmon of Cairo, GA, Bobby and Carolyn Blackmon of Brinson, GA, Marty and Jennifer Willis of Manassas, VA, Ricky Willis of Pelham, GA;  grandchildren and spouses, Chris Blackmon, Kim B. and Craig Ernest, Bobby Blackmon, Jr. and Wendy, Will Blackmon, Ryan Blackmon & Jordan, Samantha Blackmon, Angela C. and Greg Brown, Pam C. and Ken Holt, Gary Braswell, Jr. and Jill, Chad Braswell, Dee and Chelsey Humphrey, Casey and Stacey Blackmon, Wesley and Heather Willis, Christie and Nathan Taylor, James Willis, Erin Willis, Jacob Willis; and 27 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.   

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husbands, Ernest Blackmon and Bill Bond; sisters, Bernice Matthews, Ollie (Jewell) Smith, Emma Holley, Cora Lee Monday, Annie Mae Matthews, Ruth Bailey; and  brothers, Curtis Glass and Charlie Glass.    

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Sunday, April 6, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Archie Taylor Mills

June 10, 1950March 31, 2014 

Graveside services for Archie Taylor Mills, 63, of Climax, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Joel Hudgins will officiate.  Archie passed away at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Tallahassee, FL, on Monday, March 31, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be Rusty Brogdon, Dusty Brogdon, Jason Mills, Jerry Jones, Rob Rozier, Ethan Rozier, Brad Bates, Emory Moore and Steve Perkins.  Honorary pallbearers will be his close friends. 

Archie was born on June 10, 1950, in Bainbridge, GA, to the late Edwin Mills and Roma Perkins Mills.  On May 29, 1971, he married Karen Moore Mills, who survives.  He was the owner and founder of ATM Farms, Inc, working in agriculture for over 40 years. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Masonic Orion Lodge #8.     

Survivors include: his wife, Karen Moore Mills of Climax, GA; sons, Archie T. Mills, II, (Erika) of Climax, GA, Adam T. Mills (Katie) of Dallas, GA; grandchildren, Kayra L. Mills, Aleixa T. Mills, Archie T. Mills, III, all of Climax, GA, Anderson T. Mills, Austin T. Mills, both of Dallas, GA; brother, Herman Mills (Debra) of Climax, GA; sisters, Diane Bishop (Mike) of Cairo, GA, Kathy Burch (Tom) of Cairo, GA; brothers-in-law, Bill Edison of Bainbridge, GA, Ronnie Whitfield of Cairo, GA; aunts, Janelle Mills of Bainbridge, GA, Catherine Naylor of Bainbridge, GA, Mildred Jones of Climax, GA; uncle, Melton Perkins (Eloise) of Climax, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.     

He was preceded in death by: his parents; sisters, Patricia Edison and Joyce Whitfield.    

Memorials may be made in Archie’s memory to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612; Archbold Foundation, Attention-Vann Middleton, Designate Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Fund, 910 S. Broad Street, Thomasville, GA  31792     

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

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Lois Stuckey Fincannon 

October 4, 1925March 28, 2014 

Funeral Services for Lois Irene Stuckey Fincannon, 88, of Whigham, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 31, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Travis Harrison will officiate.  Services will conclude at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Whigham, GA.  Mrs. Fincannon passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Pinewood Nursing Center, Whigham, GA. 

Mrs. Fincannon was born on October 4, 1925, in Climax, GA, to the late Paul Joseph Stuckey and Eula Lee McConnell Stuckey.  On September 15, 1947, she married John Brady Fincannon.  Mr. Fincannon preceded her in death on January 23, 1973.  She was a homemaker and attended First Assembly of God of Cairo, GA. 

Survivors include:  her children, Linda Saldi of Taylorsville, NC, Johnny Fincannon of Melbourne, FL, Patsy Fincannon Pittenger (Greg) of Merritt Island, FL, Judy Ketter of Whigham, GA, Lottie Fincannon Phillips of Leesburg, FL, Michael Fincannon (Melissa) of Crestview, FL, and David Fincannon (Tammy) of Whigham, GA; grandchildren, Bonnie Dreher of Tetonia, ID, Tiffani Pittenger Pagan (Pedro) of Oviedo, FL, Sheri Pittenger Kocher (Lance) of Merritt Island, FL, Zachariah Howell of Whigham, GA, William Davis of Bossier City, LA, Travis Phillips of Whigham, GA, Greg Phillips (Jodi) of Cairo, GA, Trevor Fincannon of Tucson, AZ, Tabitha Fincannon of Crestview, FL, Erin Fincannon of Whigham, GA, John David Fincannon of Whigham, GA, Jeannie Arrington of Trenton, FL, Kathy Woodard of Lynn Haven, FL;  19 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Pat Fincannon of Key Largo, FL; brother, Robert Stuckey (Lois) of Climax, GA. 

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; brothers, J. W. Stuckey, Eugene Stuckey; sisters, Mary Brinson, Mae Montgomery; a grandson, Troy Fincannon; and a stepson, Billy Fincannon. 

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Sunday, March 30, 2014, from 3 until 5:00 p.m. 

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Stephen H. Warren

December 8, 1963March 27, 2014 

Funeral Services for Stephen Howard Warren, 50, of Cairo, GA, are at 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 31, 2014, at Cotton Assembly, Cotton, GA.  Rev. Arnold Buckner, Jr. will officiate.  Interment will be in Pebble City Baptist Church Cemetery, Pebble City, GA.  Mr. Warren passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at his home in Cairo. 

Active pallbearers will be: Jamie Broome, Dustin Ruff, Troy Johnson, Nickey Warren, Jason Warren, and Don Warren. 

Mr. Warren was born on December 8, 1963, in Pelham, GA, to Dorothy Ann Bynum McLeod and the late Harold Harvey Warren.  On November 4, 2013, he married Alison Broome Warren, who survives.  Mr. Warren was a self-employed mechanic.  Stephen loved fishing and racing with hotrods.  He was of the Pentecostal Faith. 

Survivors include: wife, Alison Warren of Cairo, GA; sons, Stephen Warren, Jr. (Michelle) of Cairo, GA, James Watson of Cairo, GA; daughter, Stephanie Stanley (Clayton) of Ochlocknee, GA; mother, Dorothy Ann McLeod (Darryl) of Thomasville, GA; brothers, Rickey Warren (Teresa) of Cairo, GA, Donald Warren (Glennis) of Meigs, GA, Neal Warren of Meigs, GA, Troy Johnson (Anita) of Cairo, GA; sisters, Phyllis McMullen (Junior) of Ochlocknee, GA, Dawn Marie Warren of Monessen, PA; grandchildren, Katelynn Warren, Hannah Warren, and Shellie Scott all of Cairo, GA, Conor Stanley of Ochlocknee, GA; step-mother, Elizabeth Jean Warren of Monessen, PA; a niece, Kayla Warren of Cairo, GA. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Harvey Warren; wife, Merry Wells Warren; and a brother, Stacy Dewitt Wells. 

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Sunday, March 30, 2014, from 6 until 8:00 p.m.

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Jackie Travis Bryant 

August 14, 1948March 26, 2014 

Funeral services for Jackie Travis Bryant, 65, of Cairo, GA, are at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Pine Park Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Gordon Cloud will officiate.  Interment will be in Pine Park Baptist Church Cemetery.  Mr. Bryant passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.  

Active pallbearers will be: Hunter Burgess, Dustin McClelland, Layne Davis, Gus Bryant, Doug Bond, and Danny Slaughter.  

Mr. Bryant was born on August 14, 1948, in Cairo, GA, to William Travis Bryant and Hulayne Augusta Davis Bryant.  He was a retired construction contractor.  Jackie had served as a Grady County Commissioner from 1979–1982.  He was a member of Pine Park Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  

Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Michelle Hurst (Donnie) of Thomasville GA; son and daughter-in-law, Clayton Bryant (Aya) of Okinawa Japan; grandchildren and spouses, Dustin McClelland of Adel, GA, Chelsey McClelland of Tifton, GA, Hunter Burgess of Cairo, GA, Marcus Bryant of Okinawa, Japan; his parents, Travis and Hulayne Bryant of Cairo, GA; brother and sisters-in-law, Robert Bryant (Sheryl) of Cairo, GA, Wanda Bryant of Cairo, GA; sister and brother-in-law, Amanda McAdams (James) of Tallahassee FL; uncle and aunt, Billy and Patsy Davis of Cairo, GA; nieces and nephews, Deirdre Raquel McAdams, Augustus Eric Bryant, Augustus Gavyn Bryant, Josha Travis Bryant and Jena Bryant, Will Bryant and Sam Bryant, Jeffery and Kelly Joyner, Austin, Tyson, and  Landry Joyner all of Cairo, GA.

Mr. Bryant was preceded in death by a brother, Ted Bryant. 

Memorials may be made in Mr. Bryant’s memory to: Pine Park Baptist Church Pastoriam Building Fund, 3783 Pine Park Road, Cairo, GA, 39828. 

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 5 until 7:00 p.m. 

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Roger Lee Dollar, Sr.

June 3, 1939March 22, 2014 

Memorial services for Roger Lee Dollar, Sr., 74, of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March  24, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Ron McCaskill will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Chapel.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mr. Dollar passed away at his home in Cairo, GA, on Saturday, March 22, 2014. 

Mr. Dollar was born on June 3, 1939, in Cairo, GA, to the late Gordie Leon Dollar and Mamie Whitfield Dollar.  He retired from Sunnyland Packing Company and Southern Manor Furniture Company.  He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Cairo, GA.     

Survivors include: sons, Rod Dollar (Ashley) of Braselton, GA, Todd Dollar (Jolene) of Jefferson, GA; daughter, Hollie Hayes (Shannon) of Ochlocknee, GA; grandchildren, Abby Dollar, Jack Dollar, both of Braselton, GA, Katie Dollar, Davis Dollar, both of Jefferson, GA, Brittany Jones of Moultrie, GA, Kennedy Jones, Nichlaus Hayes, Joni Hayes, all of  Ochlocknee, GA; great-granddaughter, Graclyn Leigh Barnes of Moultrie, GA; sister, Louise Dinkins of Cairo, GA; sisters-in-law, Sue Dollar of Cairo, GA, Juanita Dollar of Cairo, GA; nieces, Janice Hall (Phillip), Mary Griffin (William), Libby Shields, Melissa Ledford (Adam), Deana Dollar, Tamara Woods (Tommy); nephews, Ricky Dollar, Joey Dollar (Sharron) and Terry Dollar.  

He was preceded in death by: his parents; his brothers, Ronnie Dollar, Jimmy Dollar and Lynwood Dollar.      

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home immediately following the memorial service at the Chapel. 

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Riley Kenneth “Ken” Bryant

April 16, 1946March 17, 2014 

Funeral services for Riley Kenneth “Ken” Bryant, 67, of Cairo, GA, are at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Pastor Mike Nichols will officiate.  Services will conclude in the Church.  Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mr. Bryant passed away at Pinewood Nursing Center, Whigham, GA, on Monday, March 17, 2014. 

Mr. Bryant was born on April 16, 1946, in Cuthbert, GA, to the late Riley Fletcher Bryant and Lessie Mae Eubanks Bryant.  On July 25, 1987, he married Sandra McAlvin Bryant, who survives.  He retired from the City of Albany Public Works Street Division.  He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.     

Survivors include: his wife, Sandra McAlvin Bryant of Cairo, GA; his daughter, Donna Donaldson (Kenneth) of Covington, GA; grandchildren, Chance Donaldson, Bailey Donaldson, Cameron Donaldson, Jacie Donaldson, Dixi Donaldson, all of Covington, GA; and a sister-in-law, Ramona Ansley of Cairo, GA.  He was preceded in death by his parents.     

The family will receive friends at his home and immediately following the funeral service at the church.

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Ruth Sizemore

February 1, 1941March 17, 2014 

Funeral services for Ruth Sizemore, 73, of Whigham, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Frank Pritchett will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Chapel.  Interment will be in Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Climax, GA.  Ms. Sizemore passed away at Grady General Hospital in Cairo, GA, on Monday, March 17, 2014. 

Ms. Sizemore was born on February 1, 1941, in Climax, GA, to the late William B. Sizemore and Eva Mae Stripling Sizemore.  She was of the Baptist faith.   

Survivors include her sister, Lee Anna Hobkirk of Ochlocknee, GA.  She was preceded in death by her parents. 

The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service at the Chapel. 

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