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HATTIE PEARL COOPER

HATTIE PEARL COOPER
Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Pearl Cooper will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 11:00 AM at Turkey Creek Baptist Church at 828 Scotland Road in Rentz. Rev. Dr. Frederick C. Williams will officiate.  Interment will be held in the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville, Georgia. Visitation will be held at the Dudley Funeral Home on Friday from 6-7 pm. Mrs. Cooper, who passed on September 26, was born in Dublin to Robert Knight, Sr., and Rosa Lee Knight. She attended Mary Fleming High School and graduated from Savannah State College. At an early age she accepted Jesus Chist and joined Turkey Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

EUDELL DAVIS

Funeral services for Mrs. Eudell Davis will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2011, at 1 PM at the C. D. Dudley Memorial Chapel at the Dudley Funeral Home. Rev Kenneth Kates, Sr. will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Dudley Memorial Cemetery.

GEORGE W. SMITH

GEORGE W. SMITH

Funeral services for Deacon George W. Smith will be held on Saturday, September 24 at 2PM at Williams Chapel Baptist Church in East Dublin.  Interment will follow in the Valdosta Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. John R. Sutton will officiate. 

Mr Smith  was born in Laurens County to the late James and Zennie Smith, and passed away on September 17. He was the last of six siblings who preceded him in death, Johnny Mae Brooks, Carlos Smith, Jane Kellum, Hattie Mae Williams and Ulysses Smith. 

Mr. Smith was a member of Valdosta Baptist church, where he served in numerous capacities: Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, Devotional Leader, Sick and Shut In Ministry, Bible Study Encourager, Prison Ministry and Membership Round Up Effort.

REDOLPH DEMMONS SR.

REDOLPH DEMMONS SR.

Funeral services for Mr. Redolph Demmons, Sr., will be held on Monday, September 19, 2011, at 11 AM, in  the C D Dudley Memorial Chapel at the Dudley Funeral Home with Pastor Ellis Carswell officiating.  

Mr. Redolph Demmons, Sr. was born October 12, 1923 in Oconee, Georgia, to the late Sam and Mattie Harden Demmons. He departed his earthly life on Thursday, September 5, 2011 in Albany, Georgia. 

LOLA RUTH KING

LOLA RUTH KING

Funeral services for Mrs. Lola Ruth King, 60, will be held on Monday, September 19 at 1PM at William Grove Baptist Church in Dublin. Interment will follow in Dudley Memorial Cemetery. Rev. Ernest Holmes will officiate.

 Mrs. King, who passed on Wednesday September 14, was born in Laurens County, and was the daughter of Henrietta Hall and the late Johnny Lee Hogan.

 Mrs. King was preceded in death by two sons, Reginald  "Reg" King and Brian "B.J." King; grandmothers, Eva Mae Williams and Jimmie Lee Miller. She was also preceded in death by Herschel Kings, Sr. She was a member of William Grove Baptist Church, where she was a senior usher. She was retired from Mohawk Industries after 37 years of faithful service. 

VENNIE LEE TUCKER

VENNIE LEE TUCKER

Funeral services for Mr. Vennie Lee Tucker, Sr., of Baltimore, Maryland,  who passed on September 10,  2011, will be held on Saturday, September 17 at 1 PM at Zion Hope Baptist Church in Tennille. Interment will follow at Union Hill Baptist Church. Rev. David Hall will officiate.

Mr. Tucker was born in Washington, Georgia, and lived in Tennille. He was the son of the late Peter and Savannah Tucker. He was a construction worker for more than 60 years and was a United States Army Veteran.

Mr. Tucker was preceded in death by five siblings, Willie Tucker, James Tucker, Mack Tucker, Ruby Tucker and Geneva Moorman.

CORA LEE JOHNSON

CORA LEE JOHNSON

Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Lee Johnson will be held on Saturday, September 10,  at 1PM at Dock Kemp Multiplex in Wrightsville. Interment will follow in the Sand Hill Church Cemetery. Rev. Jerry Walden will officiate.  

Mrs. Johnson, who passed on September 2, was born June 8, 1925 to Lizzia Fowler and Bo Smith.   She joined Sand Hill Baptist Church at an early age and attended Sand Hill School and Dock Kemp.  

Cora Lee was a "people person" who never met a stranger, knew how to make you feel special and tried to feed everyone.  Those that knew her affectionately called her Aunt Cokie, Ma Coke, "Cuttin Cokie", Granny, Grandma, Red, and Cherry.  She answered to them all.