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Druella Claiborne

Nov 11, 1928 - Nov 17, 2023

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Barnesville, GA

Mrs. Druella (Dru) Maye Baker Claiborne, 95, passed away at Poplar Estates, Columbia, Tn. on November 17, 2023. Born November, 11, 1928 in Rock Island, Tn to the late James Ausker Baker and the late Ather Lola McGiboney Baker, she was the sixth of eight children. She was married for 63 years to the late Leslie Ernest Claiborne, marrying on November 8, 1947. Services will be held Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at Williams Funeral Home in Columbia. Visitation will begin at 10:00 with services at Noo...Read More

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Lenora Dianne Anderson

Mar 20, 1944 - Feb 27, 2024

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Barnesville, GA

Lenora “Dianne” Anderson was born March 20, 1944, to John Collis and Tommie Ruth Hill in Decatur, Georgia. She went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. A graduate of Clarkston High School, Dianne went to work as a switchboard operator for the Internal Revenue Service in Atlanta. There, she met a young IBM field engineer, Neil Anderson, whom she married in 1964. They moved to Griffin, where Dianne worked for the Experiment Station then served many years as the secretary for Pastor Thurman Fountain at First Assembly of God Church in Griffin. In the mid-70s, Dianne and Neil and their daughters Karen, Jennifer, and Mary moved to the Redbone community of Lamar County and became active in the Redbone Community Club. In 1981, they joined First Baptist Church in Barnesville, where Dianne was active for 40 years. An intelligent, witty, hard-working mother, Dianne left her secretarial work in 1980 to farm full-time. She loved baby chicks, sunshine, flowers, ice-cream, and July 4th family reunions with the Hills, Andersons, and friends. She also loved playing Scrabble, baking, crocheting, reading, and helping Neil in their hay business. Farmers reportedly said Dianne had the best job in the world, driving her John Deere for hours on end during hay season. She also drove a Redbone Volunteer Fire Department truck for a year or two, although her favorite work was done on her lawn mower, a job she continued until she was 78. This pastime helped her push through the hardships of losing Neil and of Parkinson’s Disease. Dianne taught her daughters to work hard, trust God, and persevere through difficult times. Her well-worn Bibles are dated chapter by chapter for the many times she read them through. Not one for enjoying attention, Dianne lived out her faith at home and in her community through cooking and taking food to people, giving to those in need, and serving in various roles in church. The awards she and Neil won from Perdue, Inc., were tucked away at home. Dianne is survived by daughters Karen Holcomb (Bron), Jennifer Purvis (Richard), and Mary Garrison (Kenneth); grandsons Justin and Walton Garrison, Jackson and Caleb Holcomb, granddaughter Katherine Purvis, and step-grandchildren Andrew and Leah Purvis; sister and brother-in-law Gayle and Lamar Childers; and sisters-in-law Marie Anderson and Wendy Hill, her cousin Janice Shaw, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Neil Anderson and her brothers Jimmy Hill (Betty) and Kenneth Hill. Those who wish may leave an online condolence on our website, Williams-Westbury Funeral Home, 526 College Drive, Barnesville, is proudly serving the Anderson family.

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Sandra Susan Smith

Mar 11, 1944 - Feb 22, 2024

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Barnesville, GA

Ms. Sandra Susan Smith, age 79, of Barnesville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. Susan was born on Thursday, March 11, 1944, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the late Leon Erwin Burpee and the late Ada Sue Burpee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, and two of her grandchildren. Sandra loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, she also enjoyed reading books, and she was Baptist by Faith. Sandra is survived by her sons; Wesley Smith Jr. (Pam), Doug Smith (Sheila); grandchildren; James Smith (Katie), Chason Smith (Rachael), Marah S. Lavelle, Carrie Gibby, Chris Stepanski, Shane Stepanski; twelve great- grandchildren; sister, Viola Thompson (Jimmy); Several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service for Ms. Sandra Susan Smith will be held on Monday, February 26, 2024, at 1:00 P.M. in Breedlove Memorial Chapel with Doctor Lee Woodall officiating. Interment will follow the service in Lamar Memory Gardens. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, February 26, 2024, from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M.

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Mr. Steven Smith Sr.

Jun 16, 1970 - Feb 13, 2024

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Barnesville, GA

Mr. Steven Smith Sr., age 53, of Barnesville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Steven was born on Tuesday, June 16, 1970, in Thomaston, Georgia, to Billy Butler Smith and the late Mary Sue Suthard Smith, also preceded in death was a son-in law Nabyis Trice. Steven was a simplistic man, and above all was an amazing Dad, Papa, and brother. He had a love for farming and hunting. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed watching old TV shows and taking his dogs on a joy ride on Tuesdays. Steven is survived by his sons, Steven Smith Jr. (Stacy), Joshua Smith; daughters, Tiffany Kate Trice, Emily Nobles (Joey) , Lily, Tink, Ping; grandchildren, Dayna Trice, Braxton Trice, Jeremiah Trice, Blake Nobles, and one grandson on the way; siblings, Michael Smith Sr. (Heather), Susan Etheridge (Dan) ; nieces and nephews, Amanda Gamez (Jesus), Megan Ethridge, Lola Smith, Saber Smith, Blaze Smith, Michael Smith Jr. (Melissa); great nephew Wyatt Smith. A Funeral Service for Mr. Steven Smith Sr. will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 2:00 P.M. at Lamar Memory Gardens. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, February 24, 2024, 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

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Betty Ellis Guy

Nov 05, 1936 - Feb 07, 2024

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Barnesville, GA

Betty Ellis Guy, age 87, of Barnesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. A visitation for Betty will be held Tuesday, February 13, 2024 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Snow's Memorial Chapel, 746 Cherry St., Macon, GA 31201. A funeral service will occur Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 2:00 PM, 746 Cherry St., Macon, GA 31201. An interment will occur Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Rose Hill Cemetery, 1091 Riverside Drive, Macon, Georgia 31201.

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Mrs. Margaret Gail Pennington Taylor

Jun 24, 1951 - Feb 07, 2024

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Barnesville, GA

Mrs. Margaret Gail Pennington Taylor, age 72, of Barnesville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital. Gail was born on Monday, June 24, 1951, in Thomaston, Georgia, to the late John Robert Pennington and the late Lucille Allen Pennington. Gail graduated Valedictorian of her class at Gordon Military College. She worked for the Atlanta Police Department-Narcotics Squad, she was the former president of the Azalea Garden Club, and enjoyed going to St. Simons Island. Gail attended Barnesville United Medthodist Church. Gail is survived by her husband of 35 years, Bob Taylor; daughter, Jill Taylor; sister and brother-in-law, Bobbie & Tim Heard; nephew and his wife, David & Sabrina Heard. A Memorial Service for Mrs. Gail Taylor will be conducted on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at the Barnesville United Methodist Church, with Reverend Ann Mann officiating. Friends may visit the family at the Church from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Barnesville United Methodist Church or Barnesville-Lamar Boys & Girls Club, 230 Roberta Drive, Barnesville, Georgia 30204 in memory of Mrs. Gail Taylor Those who wish may leave an online condolence on our website, www.williams-westburyfuneralhome.com Williams-Westbury Funeral Home, 526 College Drive, Barnesville, is proudly serving the Taylor family.

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Luann McDonald Bowie

Sep 21, 1942 - Feb 06, 2024

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Barnesville, GA

Luann McDonald Bowie, age 81 of Barnesville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2024. A visitation will be Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home followed by a funeral service in the Chapel. Larry Parks will officiate. Interment will follow in Rock Springs Cemetery. A full obituary will be posted. To to the family or in memory of Luann McDonald Bowie, please

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John Michael Oglesby

Mar 26, 1961 - Jan 24, 2024

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Barnesville, GA

Mr. John Michael Oglesby, age 62, of Barnesville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at Upson Regional Medical Center. John was born on Sunday, March 26, 1961, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the late Robert Newton Oglesby and the late Thelma Elizabeth McDevitt Oglesby. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother; Bobby Oglesby; sister, Dorothy “Dottie” Guske; sister-in-law, Joanne Oglesby; nephew, Matt Oglesby. John was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved his family more than anything and always made Jesus the center of their home. He was a devout Christian who loved the Lord, and he was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. He loved trains and gardening, and he loved being at home. John will always be remembered as a genuine and encouraging husband, father and grandfather who made everyone laugh. John is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Linda Ann Oglesby; children and their spouses, Natalie Groover, Ashley Burk (Khris); grandchildren, Brandt Burk, Faith Burk; grand-dog; Margo; brother and sister-in-law, David Oglesby (Denise); brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Tony Bradley (Cynthia); nieces and nephews, Jacob Oglesby, Jared Oglesby, Jason Oglesby, Melissa Davidson, Michelle Sheets, Keith Oglesby, Amanda Marston, Steven Bradley, Jennifer Bradley. A Memorial Service for Mr. John Michael Oglesby will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 4:00 P.M. in Breedlove Memorial Chapel with Dr. Jeffrey Morgan officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 3:00 P.M. until the service hour at the funeral home. Those who wish may leave an online condolence on our website, Williams-Westbury Funeral Home, 526 College Drive, Barnesville, is proudly serving the Oglesby family.

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Reefas Watson Harris

Apr 23, 1932 - Jan 20, 2024

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Barnesville, GA

Reefas Watson Harris Husband, father, brother and insurance loss consultant. He was a man’s man with a love of god, family and friends. Jim’s life on this earth came to an end on Saturday, January 20th at his farm in Barnesville, Georgia. Reefas was born in Pineapple, AL to Eleanor Mae (Pugh) and Hugh Caffey Harris on April 23, 1932. He was 1 of 9 children. Aleise, Dixie pearl, Clarence “buddy” don, Mildred, Billy, Patricia “Peachie”, will rogers, Reefas Watson, and betty sue. Hugh was a victim of Saren gas from the war and was hospitalized. Reefas began working at an early age before and after school to help feed his family. He was athletic and said to have turned down a scholarship to play football at Alabama because he did not have time for games; he needed to be a provider. At 18 years old he was seeking work and travelled to ft. Wayne, where he met and later married Edith Arleen Ferrell in May of 1950. Shortly after their marriage he was drafted into the army. The Korean War was winding down and he like his brothers, was always proud of his service to his country. He moved to ft. Lauderdale, FL after discharge from the army to be near the Ferrell family. He made lifelong friends with another outdoorsman, John Wilson. They hunted and fished together for over 30 years. It is there that he met another lifelong friend Curtis blocker that married Arleen’s younger sister, Shirley. His family and children (Lori penny, Marty) and the Harris’s have been as one throughout their entire lives. In 1957, after being told by dr.’s she was not made for having children and would not be able to get pregnant, Arleen delivered her only son and named him Kimberly Alan. Jim was ecstatic because he now had a new hunting buddy. Every free moment was spent with his son. In 1958, a customer of the bank where he worked offered him a job in Atlanta, with a branch of the salvage company he worked for. He packed up moved there. Through his hard work Jim quickly advanced through the company. Instead of moving his family to New York in 1973, he decided to open his own company partnering with a longtime friend in Jacksonville, FL., Royce Wilemon. Honesty and integrity were their bench marks and they were well received by the insurance industry. During summers he took Arleen, Kimm, sometimes nieces, with him to enjoy playing in the hotel pool while he worked on losses throughout the southeast. Jim was devoted to his family and made friends where ever he went. He had a glint in eyes and a smirky smile that revealed the soul of a righteous man. Children recognized this immediately and called him “papa” after his hair turned silver in his late forties. He always had a story to share which usually had and unexpected twist or lesson to be learned and always would end in a chuckle. Jim’s love of hunting lead him to purchase some hunting land in Barnesville, GA. Every time neighbors wanted to sell off some land they would call him first to see if he was interested. Over time he acquired several tracts of land that became his farm. He lost his wife of 59 years to cancer in 2010. His grandson, shad, loves the farm and was always there, by his side, to help with chores which are never ending. Jim was fortunate to know Miss Lottie Ellis who was also widowed. They became friends and travelling companions and enjoyed many hours riding around the farm on his side by side and watching the deer enjoy their nightly meal of corn he fed them. They also took trips to see his granddaughter, Ashley and her husband, Shane and great granddaughter, Jensen in Florida. She was the apple of his eye. He enjoyed many home cooked gourmet meals prepared by Janice, his daughter in law. He would ask her how long she was staying so he would know how long it would be before he could go back on his diet. He was a truly great man with a heart of gold, blessed by god, who shared that blessing with those who were fortunate enough to know him. “Well done my good and faithful servant” A celebration of life for Reefas will be held Friday, January 26, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Road, Roswell, GA 30076.

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Mrs. Ann Vivian Wallace Daugherty

Jun 23, 1941 - Jan 19, 2024

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Barnesville, GA

Mrs. Ann Vivian Wallace Daugherty, age 82, of Thomaston, Georgia, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2024, at Heritage Inn in Barnesville. Ann was born on Monday, June, 23, 1941, in Newnan, Georgia to the late Jason Wallace and the late Lessie Idessa Newborn Wallace. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Lee Daugherty; son, Michael Timothy Daugherty; sister, Janice Wallace; brother, Merle Wallace. Ann was a retired Registered Nurse. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting and embroidery. She was a longtime member of Lovejoy Family Church, where she was very involved in the children’s ministry. She had most recently attended Christ Chapel in Zebulon. Ann is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Chris & Sherry Daugherty, Mitch Daugherty; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A funeral service for Mrs. Ann Daugherty will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at Williams-Westbury Funeral Home, in Breedlove Memorial Chapel with Pastor Roger Mileham officiating. Interment will be at 3:00 P.M. at Sherwood Memorial Park in Jonesboro. Friends may visit the family on Tuesday morning from 11:00 A.M. until the hour of service. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at . Williams-Westbury Funeral Home, 526 College Drive, Barnesville, Georgia is serving the Daugherty family.

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Mrs. Jimmie Lee Barlow Fields

Nov 11, 1935 - Jan 16, 2024

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Barnesville, GA

Mrs. Jimmie Lee Barlow Fields, age 88, of Barnesville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Jimmie Lee was born on Monday, November 11, 1935 in Hawkinsville, Georgia to the late Wright Barlow and the late Ethel Gardner Barlow. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Wayne Fields; sister, Lavada Maddox; brother, William Barlow; son-in-law, Vic Johnston. Jimmie Lee was a local beautician for a number of years and enjoyed making ceramic crafts. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Barnesville. Jimmie Lee is survived by her children, Jimmy David & Brenda Haygood, Vanessa Johnston & Larry Johnson, Wendi Lynn & Steve Monaghan; grandchildren, Teri Leigh & Troy Coons, Victor Lucas “Luke” & Kaylee Johnston, Alex Tyler & Keri Johnston, and Kelsey Lynn Monaghan; great-grandchildren, David Coons, Anna Coons, Andrew Coons, Halli Johnston, Finlee Johnston, Holland Johnston, Liam Johnston, and Lilee Johnston; brother and sisters-in-law, Tim & Chris Barlow and Betty Barlow; several nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral service for Mrs. Jimmie Lee Fields will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Friday, January 19, 2024 at Lamar Memory Gardens with Chaplain Scott McMillan officiating. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at . Williams-Westbury Funeral Home, 526 College Drive, Barnesville, Georgia is serving the Fields family.

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