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Page 6A March 20, 2019 f porter IN LOVING Lois B. Lantz July 8, 1928 - March 16, 2019 Ms. Lois B. Lantz was born in Union City, Indiana, onJuly 8, 1928, and died March 16, 2019. Her funeral se ewas held March 18, 2019 at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Macon with the Reverend Will Johnson, officiating. A graveside service was held in Greenville, Ohio, at a later date. Professor Lantz earned a Master of Music in Piano Performance at Indiana University, Bloomington. She was very active in Sigma Alpha Iota and Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Honor Society for Musicians. She taught at Tift College from 1950 to 1987 and at Mercer University from 1987 until 1996. She retired from Mercer in 1996 as an Associate Professor of Music Emerita. A large group of students remember with great admiration her exceptional ability as a performer and her depth of knowledge as a teacher. Her students at Mercer found her Music Appreciation courses not only interesting but very demanding and very reward- ing. Tift Alumnae enjoyed her skill as an accompanist on trips to Europe, Carnegie Hall, and large and small hamlets around Georgia. Professor Lantz was a member of various professional organizations. She served as president of MTNB, with its state and local affiliates. She was chair of the piano division of GMEA. She was a member and served as the president of the Macon Music Club. Miss Lantz served as an organist and pianist at Ma- con's Woodland Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for several years. She served as an elder at First Christian (Disciples of Christ). She was a member of both For- syth Book Club and First Baptist Church Book Club. Professor Lantz was preceded in death by her parents, the Reverend Earl Lantz and Mrs. Neva Hedrick Lantz. Her survivors include a host of friends and two second cousins. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 2306 Vin- eville Avenue, Macon, GA 31204 or to the Lois B. Lantz Scholarship (established by one of her students) 1501 Mercer University Drive, Macon, GA 31204. Please visit to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel had charge of ar- rangements. April 5, 1949 - March 8, 2019 Forsyth - Funeral Services for Ms. Linda Nell Walker Ee gton were held Wednesday, March 13 at St. Paul A.M;E. Church, Smarr. Burial was in the church eme tcry. i urvivors indude two sons Edmond Barkley (Cher- tesia) ~d Damien Barkley; sister Janice Jones; brother l~eS Walker, 4 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. i[T emar) Funeral Home in Forsyth was in charge Of arrangements. McArthur Brown September 28, 1968 - March 8, 2019 Forsyth - Funeral Services for McArthur Brown were held Friday, March 15 at St. James Baptist Church. Reverend Rufus J. Whafley officiating. Burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery. Freeman Funeral Home in Forsyth was in charge of arrangements. nnie Mae Moore ], 1922- March 13, 2019 ]:uliette- Funeral services for Fannie Mae Moore Were:hdd Monday; March 18, 2019 at Mt. Zion Mis- s~h~ Baptist Church, Bolingbroke. Burial was at Job ChaiSel A.M.E. Church Cemetery. Survivors include her 5 children, Carolyn (Harry) Chambliss, Estelle (Nathaniel) Chambliss, Alonza (~sha) Moore, Jr Wallace (Samantha) Moore, P~ia~Moore-Scott; 15 grandchildren, 18 great- ~d~dren and a host of relatives and friends. ~,~IX~ 11~ Funeral Home in Forsyth was in charge of e ents, 8erring Middle, Genrgia for Over 100 Years Designers & Manufactures of Marble, aranite & Bronze Memorials since 1908 C~or~ & Jmfice Moore Authorized Q:~orgia Marble D~aler TOLL FREE 1-800-377-9341 1-770-358-1470 : Railroad & Main St. Bamesville, GA ' m i u JUST THE WAY IT IS by SJoan Oliver I good to be a Democrat or a liberal ,because you can make idiotic state- ,ments and get away with it, and even considered brilliant by our dishon- est media. The tragic, mosque shooting in New Zealand provides a perfect example. Last week a crazy leftist, trying to fo- ment radat hatred, killed 50 people in a terrible shooting at two mosques in Christ- church. It was a horrific tragedy. However, a greater tragedy is the denial of the troth. The TRUTH is the gunman is to blame - no- body else. Yet, within hours of the shooting, dishonest American politidans and our dishonest media blamed - wait for it they blamed Trump and the NRA for the killings. The killings were carried out by an Aussie in New Zealand with weapons purchased there, but show- ing their Trump Derangement Syndrome, Dems (Senator Blumenthal (D-CT)) and the media (CNN, Vox) blamed President Trump. Just when you thought Dems can- not possibly get more stupid, they prove you wrong and get more stupid. Itb good to be a Dem because you get away with making idiotic statements. IN 2015, Kate Steinle was murdered in San Francisco (a sanctuary city) by an illegal who had been deported numerous times. July 2018, Bahena-Rivera, an file- gal, murdered Mollie Tibbett in Iowa. (Ri- vera lived in a sanctuary ci~) Last week, Carlos Carranza, also an illegal, murdered Bambi Larson in California. Carranza had been arrested a dozen times, and each time ICE put a retainer request on him so that he would be held until they could pick him up. However, California is a "sanctuary state." So, each time Carranza was arrested, instead of taming him over to federal authorities, the police released him. These are just three of the many Americans murdered by illegals in recent years. Other than Dems and liberals, who's surprised that dangerous iUegals are violent? (Note - every dty and state that is designated a "sanctuary" is controlled by Democrats.) 5/oan AGAIN, IT'S good to be a Democrat because you're held to a different standard than are Republicans. Dems are held to a much lower standard, if they're held to any standard at all. On every issue, the media allows Dems to say the most ridiculous things (i.e. Trump is respon- sible for the shooting in New Zealand) orto get away with conduct for which they would crucify Republicans. A Dem can be a racist and will receive a gentle hand slap, as was l]han Omar (D-MN) last week after her anti-Semitic comments. In contrast, a Republican receives a lifetime "racist" brand for similar comments. ANOTHER EXAMPLE, every Dem in the country fully supports open borders, amnesty for all illegals, and sanctuary dries and states. Every Dem supports harboring, not deporting, dangerous illegals. Dems literally have blood on their hands in that harboring dangerous illegals leads to people getting killed. If Republicans supported a policy that caused people to get killed, w&t never hear the end of it. Not so with Dems. dV, murders an American, the media puts zero blame on Dems, despite the idiotic policies that lead to those deaths. Again, it's good to be a Dem. ANYONE REALLY care ffa few Americans get murdered by illegals? The illegals aren't killing that many people; plenty more where they came from. Right? I ask because everyone needs to know the cavalier attitude the Dems have for your safe The Dems happily trade a few murdered women for the future votes ofillegals, should illegals ever get the vote. And yes, Dems are working hard to grant the vote to illegals. Very ironic, for two years now, the Dems have screamed about "foreigff' influence in the 2016 election and that we must protect the sanctity of our elections; yet they actively support "foreign" illegals voting in our elections. Do the Dems and libs actu- ally understand the word '%ypocrite?" Ifillegals were murdering prominent Dems, would the Dems be so callous and openly supportive ofillegals remaining in the country? I think not. It's good to be a Dem WHO REMEMBERS the Keep America Beautiful advertising campaign of the 1970's? One of the most successful public service announcements (PSA) of all time featured Chief Iron Eyes, a Native American, shedding a single tear over litter that had been thrown at his feet. That PSA was so successful that everyone who saw it still remembers it over 45 years later. HopefullTg everyone is shedding tears over the trash along our county roads. SEVERAL WEEKS ago my artide was about all the litter that is everywhere in the county. To combat the litter around our Bolingbroke neighborhood, my wife and I committed to deaning up a 2.5-mile stretch of Pate Road from North Wesleyan Drive to 1-75. Apparently, that article hit a chord as many people agree with me. I received more responses to that arfide than to any previous artide. All responses were positive, several telling me what they were doing (or planned to do) in their part of the count. Good to know that others are doing their part to more needs to be done. Following are some suggestions to continue our efforts to keep Monroe County litter free: First, let's encourage EVERYONE to become part of the effort. Once a week, police the trash for 100 yards in front of your house on BOTH SIDES of the road. County Commissioners, please ask the workers at the garbage/recycle centers to clean the trash and litter within several hundred yards of their recycle center. Trash is particularly bad around the garbage centers. Finally, I suggest April 6 be a county- wide cleanup day; call it a pre-Earth Day event. I'm going with April 6 because easier to see the litter before the grass, weeds, and briars get too thick. Sloan Oliver of Bolingbroke is a retired Army officer. Email him at sloanoliver@ earthlinknet. [I By Richard Dumas forsyth@mymcmer An Inman, S.C. man was arrested after he allegedly broke into a Hwy. 83 North home on Feb. 28. Rodney Heath Stmsser, 39, was charged with first degree burglary and taken to the Monroe County hil. According to the incident report, at about 9:28 p.m Deps. Paul Stewart and Willie Barkley and Cpl. Jacob Robins, all of the STRASSER Monroe County Sheriff's Office, went to a Hwy. 83 North home about a burglary in progress. The home's male resident, Firoz Jalia, told Stewart that when he arrived home, he found an un- known man, later identified as Stmsser, inside his home. Jalia said he then went to a n " e*ghbor s home where he called 9 - 1-1. Robins and Barkley then kicked down the front door and entered the home. They saw Strasser had tried to bar- ricade the door shut using a wooden chair and a tall cabi- net that was lying on its side with several glass shelves broken. Deputies then found a bedroom window was busted and glass was also broken out of the back door. Deputies then found in the comer of the badoTard a blue Econoline van with a South Carolina tag, and Strasser was stand- ing at the opened driver's side door. Robins pointed his gun at Strasser and ordered him to the ground, and Stms- ser complied and was handcuffed. Stmsser told deputies he was at his brother's home and heard chil- dren screaming in the crawl space beneath the house. Stewart asked Strasser why he was in the backyard, and Stmsser replied that he was getting tools out ofhis van so he could enter the crawl space from inside the home. Dispatchers determined a van In the backyard was registered to another man, identified as William Noblin, but Strasser said he bought it several months prior. The van contained a small dog, which Strasser said was his. Deputies also found a storm door in the van, which LAR Call your local Monroe County representative Scott Harrell 478-256-3586 or toll free: 800-551-1102 3250 Vineville Ave.r MaconI GA 31208 C Strasser said he got out of a dumpster behind a Chinese restaurant. Deputies then contacted Monroe County Animal Control to take pos- session of the dog. Meanwhile, Jalia told dep- uties that when he arrived home from work, he noticed a light inside his home was on. He said he then un- locked and opened the front door and found broken glass on the floor. Jalia said Stras- ser, who was wearing glasses, then entered the living room and told Jalia he needed to leave his own home. Jalia said he then drove over to the neighbor's home to call 9-1-1. As deputies took Strasser to the Monroe County Jail, the case was then tamed over to Inv. Rhonda Seck- inger. Deputies found tire prints near the front dow. Deputies also found on the back porch red-handled bolt cutters, a yellow-han- dled screw driver and blue- handled pliers. They found lying on the porch a red jack handle with blood on it and also discovered a gray t post driver lying on the ground next to the crawl space, lalia said none of the tools found at the scene were his. Jaffa also said furniture had been moved around inside the home, and a door inside the home was on its side: All of the tools were taken into evidence. In Memoriam of George "Dexter" King Dec. 30, 1968 - March 20, 2018 "May the Works I've Done Speak for Me" ~~ w~ ~~ Those special memories of you will always bring a smile Jf only l could have you back for just a little while Then we could sit and talk again just like we used to do you always meant so very much and always will do too The fact that you're no longer here will always cause me pain but you're forever in rny heart until we meet again 1 Love, Morn, Ruth Parker; wife Gwendolyn King, children, grandbaby Brooklyn, e~ family