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Larry Van Miller

Larry Van Miller, a resident of Orange Beach and a native of Demopolis, passed away Monday, July 8.

He was born in York on Feb. 22, 1945. He was a graduate of Mercer University, and he worked in the paper industry for 37 years before retiring as a paper department manager after 22 years with Southeast Paper Company in Dublin, Ga...

Continue reading on the Demopolis Times.

Rev. Jerry Martin 1947-2013

Reverend Jerry Martin celebrated his 66th birthday with his Lord and Savior after entering Heaven on March 27th following a courageous battle with cancer. Jerry was born in Dublin, Georgia, March 28, 1947. He attended Dublin High School and was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He was called into the ministry in January 1977, serving as pastor of Baker Baptist, Mt. Carmel Baptist and Minter Baptist churches.

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

Where You Live is WMAZ's hyperlocal feature. This means that we are helping bring you more community-specific news more often.

We have websites for these communities:

Dooly-Macon County
Hancock-Putnam
Bleckley-Dodge-Pulaski
Twiggs
Sandersville
Milledgeville
Peach-Crawford
Gray-Jones
Forsyth-Monroe
Dublin
Perry 
Warner Robins
Macon
R
obins AFB

These community websites are a place for you and your community members to share information.

To join our team and share with folks just like yourself, all you have to do is email us your email address and name whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

From there, we set up an account for you. This account lets you log in to your community site and post photo galleries, concerts, community events, 100th birthday parties, your concerns, latest creative projects, how-to advice and anything else you want people in your area to know.

Once you have an account, here are some examples of how you can stay involved Where You Live:

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    Scrapbooking 
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Tucker James Slaughter

Services for Tucker James Slaughter, age 15 of Dexter, will be held at 1:00PM on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at West Laurens High School Gymnasium. Burial will follow in Dexter Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Calvin Halcomb and Coach Brian Brown will officiate. 

Tucker was a member of Dexter Baptist Church and was a wonderful Christian. He was a member of the West Laurens High School Baseball Team and he loved to hunt and fish. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed. Tucker passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

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.

Leave Your Condolences for I-16 Accident Victims and Families

Leave Your Condolences for I-16 Accident Victims and Families

Leave your condolences for Wednesday's I-16 accident victims and their families here.
You can leave condolences and well-wishes in the comments section below.

Four people died and nine were injured in an accident that involved 27 vehicles on I-16 in Laurens County Wednesday.

Eugene Long

 

Funeral services for Mr. Eugene T. Long, 76, of Twiggs County who died Saturday, December 15, 2012 in Dublin will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in the Chapel of Fisher Funeral Home with Rev. Eddie Moore officiating. Burial will be in ElSharath Cemetery.

Mr. Long was a lifelong resident of Twiggs County, the son of the late John Lee Long and Lois Viola Hill Long Carswell. He was retired from Twiggs County Road Department and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by sisters, Dorothy Hogan and Annie Mae Hill Long and a brother, John Willie Long.

Survivors include a brother, Jeff (Debra) Long of Cochran; sisters, Mary Ellen Long and Thelma Lee (Willie) Long, both of Twiggs County, Annie (Arthur) Jackson of Danville and Margie (George) Bowen of Cochran.

The family will meet friends following the service.

Fisher Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.