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Page 6A lN LOVJN ' K“ ““x Nancy Kathryn 'Kittye' Gray February 3, l943 December 3l, 20V? Forsyth - Nancy Kathryn “Kittye” Gray passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Graveside services were held Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Monroe Memorial Gardens. Rev. Ricky Niblett officiated. Kittye, the daughter of the late Lawrence Duncan Cannon and Sara Elizabeth Butts Cannon, was born February 3, 1943, in Warm Springs. Her husband, Samuel Gray, preceded her in death. She was a home- maker. Kittye is survived by her children, Michele Roberts (Paul) of Forsyth and Elizabeth Witcher (Jason) of Jackson; sister, Sara Beth Wilson of San Diego, Calif; grandchildren, Kaleb Clephane, Anna Witcher, Waylon Witcher and Zach Roberts. Please visit to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel had charge of ar- rangements. Jett Dewitt lvev .Ir June l4, V974 January 5, 2020 Forsyth . . . Jeff Dewitt Ivey, Jr. passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020. Graveside services will be held at 4:00 pm, Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Forsyth City Cemetery. Burial will be private. Rev. George Tharpe will officiate. The family will greet friends following the service at the graveside. Jeff was born June 14, 1974, in Forsyth, Georgia. His father, Jeff Dewitt Ivey, Sr. preceded him in death. He was employed with Monroe Timber Company as a heavy equipment operator. Survivors include his spouse, Juanita Brown Ivey of Forsyth; mother, Ann Ivey of Forsyth; sisters, Sandra Swancey of Cartersville, Susan Ingram of Forsyth and Tina Ivey of Forsyth; nephew, Michael Ivey; nieces, Nikkie Emerick and Kelsey Evans. Please visit to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of ar— rangements; Elaine Wheeless Jones /\/\ay l9, l942 January 4, 2020 ‘ Forsyth Carol Elaine Wheeless Jones passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Rocky Creek Baptist Church. Interment followed in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Thomaston. Rev. Scott Harrell, Rev. Bill Linder, Rev. Danny Parker and Dr. David Chancey officiated. Elaine, the daughter of the-late Marvin Roscoe Wheeless and Ruby Harris Wheeless, was born May 19, 1942, in Thomaston. She was a homemaker and a member of Rotky Creek Baptist Church. Elaine is survived by her husband, Albert Jones of Forsyth; children, Robbie Jones (Gena) of Lizella, Reggie Jones of Dry Branch, Barry Jones (Rhonda) , of Lizella and Jeff Jones (Theresa) of Lizella; brother, Gerald Wheeless (Wendy) of Tallahassee, Florida; and five grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Rocky Creek Baptist Church, 225 Rocky Creek Road, Forsyth, GA 31029. Please visit to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of ar- rangements. James Gary Martin March l, l945 - January 4‘, 2020 Bolingbroke James Gary Martin, beloved husband and father, passed away in his sleep on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. He was born on March 1, 1945, and he was the youngest of 4 siblings born to Wilbur Wilton and Ruby . Keziah Martin. He is survived by his wife, Judy Martin; his son, Scott Martin, daughter-in—law Valerie, and ~ grandson Jacob; and by his daughter, Hilary Zanca, his son-in-law John, and his granddaughter Angelyn. Mr. Martin, or Gary to those who knew him, was a solid, loving man, who once became a part of some- one’s life, was a ubiquitous presence. He was always there for his family, his friends, and he was an avid boy scout. Gary’s steadfast guidance helped his son to achieve Eagle Scout, his daughter to become active as an Assistant Scout Master as her Girl Scout troop dissolved, and he assisted countless other adolescents achieve their goals through scouting. A memorial service will be held at Forest Hills Meth— odist Church on Thursday Jan. 9, 2020 at 1 pm. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please make dona- tions in Gary’s name to Boy Scout Troop 170. Please visit to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of ar— ran ements. . fig 1' William Douglas Bowdoin June 7, V957 — January 2, 2020 Forsyth William Douglas Bowdoin passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. His wishes were to be cremated with no service. He was born June 7, 1957, in Forsyth, to the late Wil- liam Russell Bowdoin and Ethel Adaz Parker Bowdoin. He was a retired commercial truck driver and was previously employed with Forsyth Feed 8t Seed. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Bowdoin of For- syth; children, Johnathan Bowdoin (Tiffany) of Barnes- ville and Nikki Bowdoin of Griffin; grandchildren, Gracie Bowdoin and Lily Bowdoin. Please visit to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of ar- rangements. Nikki Wayne Speir 1%3 2019 Bonaire — Nikki passed away Monday December 30, 2019. A memorial service was held Monday, January 6, 2020 at the Monroe County Memorial Chapel. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Ed— ward Speir. He is survived by two sons, Charles N. Speir and Thomas E. Speir, his mother, Fay Speir, two sisters, Robbie Moore and Gina Smith, and several nieces and .. Jn 0n Div-cf Baptist Church Meals on Wheels program at 95 West Morse Street, Forsyth, GA 31029. Please visit to express tributes. ' Monroe County Memorial Chapel had charge of ar- rangements. Fred William Tingle December 3, lQAC January (3, 2020 Forsyth — Fred William Tingle passed away Monday, January 6, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Rogers United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Ricky Niblett will ofliciate. The family will greet friends following the service at the church. Fred, the son of the late Oscar Tingle and Inez Mar- shall Tingle, was born December 3, 1946, in Forsyth, Georgia. His brother, Donnie Tingle, preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Mary Persons High School where he lettered in football. He was retired from the construction industry. Fred was his own “Boss”. Fred is survived by his sisters, Ann Clifton, Kay Graves and Betty Peterman; brothers, Larry Tingle and John Tingle (Debbie), all of Forsyth; several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Pine Pointe Hospice “In Memory of Fred Tingle”, 6261 Peake Road, Macon, GA 31210. Please visit to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of ar- rangements. Kristini Shaquetta Howell March 29, lQQ2 - December 29, 20lQ Forsyth - Homegoing services for Ms. Kristini Shaquetta Howell, 27, were held Friday, Jan. 3 at Tes- sie Hall Baptist Church, 320 Boxankle Road, Forsyth. Pastor T.O. Sams ofliciated. Burial was in Monroe Hills Memorial Gardens, Forsyth. Freeman Funeral Home, Forsyth was in charge of arrangements. Raving Kiddie tastings! fer if]er 3819 their» imtmets ~82 Mariufiwtures at Mathis. Granite 8: Emma tiesaariaés since 191mm 6: ' Janice Mmm statistician! 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Those colors are an ugly red over their hatred of Trump and bright green with envy over 1110 decisive leader ship. Trump Derangement Syndrome has the Dems, the media, academia, Hol- lywood, and liberals (known as the leftist cabal) frothing at the mouth as they have sided with Islamic terrorists. Proof that the leftist cabal has sided with the enemy is their reaction to the killing of Gen— eral Qassim Soleimani, Iran’s deceased terror commander. Instead of celebrating Solei- mani’s death and cheering Trump’s leadership, the leftist cabal came out howling, screaming, and gnashing their teeth at Trump’s deci- sion to kill the terror leader. WHO WAS Soleimani and why does it matter that he’s room temperature? Soleimani was Islam’s most dangerous terrorist. He was a bad dude. He was head of Iran’s Quds Forces, a combination of our Special Forces and CIA intelli- gence gathering and direct action. For years, Soleimani planned attacks throughout the Middle East that resulted in thousands of deaths. He’s responsible for the deaths . of hundreds of US. military from IEDs, weapons, and training he provided to ter- ror groups throughout the region. Under Soleimani, Quds supported Hezbollah in Lebanon to attack Israel, expanded their presence in Syria and Iraq, and support- ed Houthi rebels in Yemen. Soleimani planned the 2012 attack on the US. consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans. (Obama and Hillary lied and said a You~ tube video was responsible for that attack.) A retired US. Army general said, “this man (Soleimani) was responsible for every death and major injury we had in our brigade in Baghdad.” SOLEIMANI WAS killed in Iraq on Jan. 3, two days after Iranian backed militia attacked the US. embassy in Baghdad His presence in Iraq, immediately after our embassy was attacked, should be adequate proof for any logical person of his terror leadership. (Note: Hadi al-Amiri, Iran’s man in Baghdad, led the militia at- tack against the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. Turns out, back in 2011, al—Amiri was part of an Iraqi delegation that Barack Obama welcomed to the White House.) AS A former infantry of- ficer and intelligence analyst, I guarantee that every US. intelligence agency and mili- tary planners spent thou- sands of hours gathering and analyzing information to develop courses of action for the president I’m 100% certain that Soleimani was targeted a number of times over the past decade. The decision to strike was never made (drone missile strike, airstrike, raid similar to that on bin Laden, assassination are examples of options available). However, when the president received fur- l ther intel that Soleimani was planning an imminent at- tack, Trump made the deci- sion. Bravo President Trump and kudos to the military for a successfiil mission. SO KILLING Soleimani was a good thing, right? If you’re part of the leftist cabal (LC) the answer is NO — that’s because President Trump was the one who made the decision. I wish the leftist cabal’s Trump hatred wasn’t so disgusting but it is. Killing a Muslim terror— ist responsible for hundreds of dead Americans shouldn’t be controversial. However, the LC is against anything and everything {7). that Trum 4 10"“) 9 says or doe: Trump says, “Enforce the law and keep illegals out of the country.” The cabal shouts “racist” and demands amnesty. Trump says, “China is ripping us off in trade.” The LC sides with China. Trump says the economy is great; the LC claims a recession is immi— nent. Trump gives the order to kill a terrorist; the leftist cabal sides with the terrorist. FOLLOWING ARE spe- cific examples of the leftist cabal’s lunacy over the killing of Soleimani: Outside the l/Vhite House, Leftist protes- tors condemned Soleirnani’s killing and criticized Eliza- beth Warren, a fellow leftist, because she called Soleimani a “bad guy.” In Canada, sympathizers held a prayer vigil in front of the US. embassy. Actress Rose Mc- Gowan tweeted, “Dear Iran, the USA has disrespected your country, your flag, your people. We are being held hostage by a terrorist regime. Please do not kill us.” Actor John Cusack, “Trump in full fascist 101 mode — steal and lie until there’s noth— ing left and start a war. He’s idiotic, doesn’t know he just attacked Iran.” CNN’s Jake Tapper gave airtime to Trita Parsi, Iranian propagandist, so that Parsi could criticize Trump. Leftist protes— tors carried signs bearing Soleimani’s picture that read, “Murdered by Trump.” Colin Kaepernick called the attack racist. Joe Biden called the president’s decision “erratic and unstable.” (Remem- ber: In 2011 Biden was AGAINST killing Osama bin Laden. He’s that stupid.) Nancy Pelosi and the Dems didn’t praise the attack They’re upset that they weren’t notified in advance. Hey, Dems, two reasons you weren’t notified: First, you’re actively trying to overthrow the president; and second, President Trump wants to save American lives and you Dems are responsible for countless leaks of classified information, proving you’re totally unreliable with criti- cal operational information. Over the last four months, the House Intelligence Com- mittee (led by Democrats), instead of doing its job of protecting the country has been orchestrating a coup attempt. Finally, I’ve read numerous Facebook post- ings by liberals criticizing the president’s decision to kill Soleimani. Given all of these examples, whose side are the Democrats on? Not ours. MEANWHILE LAST week in Nigeria, Boko Ha- ram, a Muslim terror group, beheaded a Christian bride and her bridal party. The Dems were silent. FINAL THOUGHT: Obama could have killed So- leimani. Instead, he chose to give Iran billions to appease them. Biden agreed Sloan Oliver is a retired Army oficer who writes a weekly column for the Re- porter. Email him at sloanoli- ver@earthlink. net. 1,.