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Page 6A May 15, 2019 orter IN LOVING Ralph Guerry Mosely " Ralph Guerry Mosely, 85, of Macon, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019. Funeral ser- vices were held Thursday, May 9, at noon at Harts Mortuary, Jones County Chapel with the Rev. John Sheeley officiating. Burial was held at Macon Memorial Park Cem- etery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. MOSELY Mr. Mosely served in the United States Navy for four years. He was employed at Southern Bell for 38 % years and had a perfect driving record. He loved fishing and camping. Mr. Mosely is preceded in death by his brothers, A.W Mosely, Robert E. Mosely, Allen Wayne Mosely, and Joseph Brown Mosely Mr. Mosely is survived by his wife, Wilma G. Mosely; children, Kenneth and Leslie Mosely, Jeff and Linda Mosely, Brian and Ann Mosely; grandchildren, David and Jennifer Bowen, Matthew and Murphie Mosely, Toni and Kyle Parker, Daniel and Sarah Mosely, Cath- erine Mosely, and Chase Mosely; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Chloe, Cameron, Casey, Ophelia, and Ashbie; brother, David H. and Judy Mosely; and sister, Nancy and Joe Haselden. Please visit www.hartsmort.com to express condo- lences. Harts Mortuary, Jones County Chapel, 307 Pecan Lane, Gray; Georgia 31032, has charge of arrange- ments. Opal June Taylor Hamrick October 24, 1934 - May 8, 2019 Mrs. Opal June Taylor Hamrick, 84, of Barnesville :passed away on Wednesdag May 8, 2019 at Brightmoor Nursing Center. Mrs. Hamrick was born on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 1934 in Zebulon to the late Alfred Arlington Taylor and the late Louise Yeager Taylor. Opal June Taylor Hamrick was also preceded in death by her sister, Carol Taylor Wade of Stockbridge. She retired from Southern Bell as !a Chief Operator and worked with the Trust Company Bank of Georgia in Atlanta. She was a member of Rock Springs Church and a former member of First United Methodist Church of Zebulon. She played tennis and basketball in Zebulon High School. She was a wonder- ful homemaker and mother, wife, and grandmother. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary for 30 years and served as past President and Secretary She is survived by her husband of 62 years, William Hamrick Jr.; her twin sons & daughter-in-law, Alfred Daniel Hamrick and William Stanley "Hambone" & April Hamridg grandchildren, Lillian Taylor Hamrick Bittick and her husband, Lawson Cary Bittick of For- syth and Scott Daniel Stimus-Hamrick of Bradenton, FL.; brothers & sister-in-law; ArlingtonLamar Taylor of Dallas, TX. and MacArthur & Carol Taylor of Wil- liamson, Ga.; niece, Machelle Taylor Nelms of Thom- aston; nephews, Scott Taylor of Eatonton, Mark Taylor of Dublin, Brad Taylor of Atlanta, and Sam Taylor of Dallas, TX.; sister & brother-in-law, Gloria Taylor & Bill Morris of High Point, N.C ; niece, Robin Morris of Seattle, WA.; nephew, Caslin Morris of Cape Hatteras, N.C.; nephew, Andy Marcus Hambrick of Aldora, Ga. A graveside service for Mrs. June Taylor Hamrick was held at Lamar Memory Gardens on Saturday, May 11, 2019. ; To sign the online registry or to send a condolence online, please do so at www.williams-westburyfuneral- home.com. WiUiams-Westbury Funeral Home, 526 College Drive, BarnesviUe, is serving the Hamrick family. Continued from Front ithen pulled her into a stall, pulled her pants down, and began raping her. She said she told the accused to stop several times, that she "didn't want to do this" She said the ac- cused, an eighth grader, said "Come John Wesley Tolbert February 15, 1932 - May 8, 2019 Iuliette - John Wesley Tolbert, 87, of Juliette, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, after a long illness. Services were held at Juliette United Meth- odist Church on Monday, May 13. Born Feb. 15, 1932, in Fountain, Ala John followed his brothers into the armed forces after his junior year of high school, serving two years in the Alabama National Guard during the Korean Con- flict before returning to Baldwin County High School to complete his high school diploma. John then I LBERI' reentered service and met and married Jeanette, the love of his life, in Macon. They moved to Chicago where John finished his active duty and started his long career with the Bell Telephone companies. John and Jeanette moved back to Georgia where they raised their five children as he continued working for Southern Bell, studied engineering at Mer- cer University, and remained active in the Air National Guard - serving on missions that took him to France, Puerto Rico, Germany, Italy, and to many states across our country. After retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant in the Air National Guard and as a telecommunica- tions specialist with AT&T, John spent many years employed as a civilian telecommunications subcon- tractor at the Pentagon and on U.S. bases across Japan, Korea, and Saudi Arabia. He loved sharing his travel experiences and knowledge of countries and cultures, especially with students in his grandchildren's classes. While John worked diligently with Jeanette to build a better life for his family, he also found time to enjoy life with them. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, golfing, and retelling stories of his youth. John loved serving his community by volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, the Exchange Club, the Juliette River Club, Talking Books for the Blind (the Pioneers), and many other charitable projects. He also cheerfully helped family, friends, and neighbors with many construction projects. John enjoyed worshipping with Jeanette at Martha Bowman Methodist Church, at Forsyth United Methodist Church, and, for the last 40 years, at Juliette United Methodist Church. He b lieved and trusted in God's love and forgiveness. John mourned the passing of his son, Tim Tolbert; his parents, David Cornelius Tolbert, Sr. and Lillie (Biggs) Tolbert; his parents-in-law, Lester and Betty (Odom) Martin; his siblings: Pauline (Grady) Gorum, Almon (Octavia) Tolbert, Gene (Imogene) Tolbert, James (Bernice) Tolbert, Dave Tolbert; his brothers-in- law: John Robertson and Charles Evans; his grandson- in-law Christopher Morrison. Left to treasure John's memory are his wife of 64 years, Jeanette (Martin) Tolbert, his children: Sheila (Gregg) Shawen, Penny (Tommy) Wilson, Todd (Sta- cy) Tolbert, Jennifer (Gordon) Smith, and daughter-in- law Jane (Kersey) Tolbert; his grandchildren: Courtney (Jerry) Moon, Thomas (Angela) Wilson, Harrison Wilson, Chelsea (John) Morris, Dayton Shawen, Oliver Shawen, Conner Tolbert, Neal Tolbert, Matthew Smith, Ryan Smith, Katelyn Smith, Jerica Morrison, Jennifer Singletary; his great-grandchildren: Kady-Mac Moon, Will Moon, John Daniel Morris, Gunner Mor- ris, Savannah Wilson, Aaliyah Fountain, Levi Fountain, Makenzie Singletary, and Kailee Singletary; his brother, Ronald (Doris) Tolbert, his sisters-in-law: Shirley Tel- bert, Joyce (Eric) Minor, Peggy Robertson, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Please visit www.monroecountymemorialchapel.com to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel had charge of ar- rangements. Mary Willis February 22, 1940- May 10, 2019 Forsyth - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Frances Shannon Willis, 79, will be Wednesday, May 15 at 12 noon in the Freeman Funeral Home Chapel, Forsyth. Freeman Funeral Home, Forsyth was in charge of arrangements. on, let's do it:' The girl said at one point she tried to leave the bathroom but said the door was stuck. She said the alterca- tion lasted about five minutes. Freeman said as the investigation continued their view of the case changed. The case shows the importance of parents checking their kids' mobile Serving Middle Georgia for Ore' 100 ~ars Designers & Manuthetures of Marble, Granite & Bronze Memorials since 1908 George & Janice Moore Authorized Georgia Marble Dealer TOLL FREE 1-800-377-9341 1-770-358-1470 Railroad & Main St. Barne~'ille, GA devices for inappropriate content, said the sheriff. He said that takes a lot of work because kids like to use applications like SnapChat where their messages disappear. "You need to check their mobile devices" said Freeman. "The par- ents are paying the bills, so the child has no expectation of privacy" JUST THE WAY IT IS by Sloan Oliver T .nty years ago, ad a magazine de that discussed e impending refu- gee crisis that global warming would create. The article said that global warming would cause people to flee their homes seeking better conditions elsewhere, creat- ing "climate" refugees. The article specifi- cally mentioned that Africans and southwest Asians would flee to Europe and the United States. I wasn't much concerned about "climate" refugees because there's an ocean between us and them. Also, even if they got to our shores, we would quickly round them up and ship them home because they would be here illegally I thought as I did because Americans are (or were) law abiding, loved our country, and loved our culture; and that Americans would fight to preserve that which previous generations fought so hard to build. THAT ALL changed under Obama. Looking back I can honestly say, "foolish me:' I now realize that half our population actually thinks the United States was founded on racism, that our Found- ing Fathers were racist, and that the Electoral College was implemented to keep slav- ery in place. Yes, Democrats actually believe all that; there's little Dems like about Amer- ica; and they proudly tell us so. Dems believe the only way to correct our faults is to radi- cally change everything. We are close to Barack Obama's "fundamental changes" they so desire. Once there, we will never go back. WHAT ARE Obama's fundamental changes? Before answering, ask why the Dems want to change the country? That's simple - you change what you don't like. You don't like that you smoke; you change yourself by quitting. You don't like that you're out-of-shape and overweight; you change yourself by eating less and exercising more. In other words, we change ourselves when we don't like who we are. And the Dems don't like the United States. They want fundamental changes. Democrats all agree - there's almost nothing good about our country. Dems tell us that we're a racist, sexist, bigoted nation; that we have exploited the world; we have caused genocide; we have impoverished nations; we have enslaved peoples; and we're destroying the planet. According to Dems, we are a country full of greedy capital- ists who have done more harm than good and more wrong than right. For proof, just listen to what they say - Hillary was defeated because of sexism; Stacey Abrams was defeated because of racism; the rich aren't paying their "fair share" because they're greedy, etc. etc. Those are some of the reasons why the Dems want to fundamentally change the countaT. president. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, The Beto, Colt Book- er, Joe Biden, Hillary (wait - she'll never be president) and Call your local Monroe County representative Scott Harrell 478-256-3586 or toll free: 800-551-1102 SO, WHAT are the changes the Dems want? For that answer, look no further than the comments, elec- tion platforms, speeches, and statements of every single Democrat seeking to become -,) 3250 Vmeyille Ave,i MaconI GA 31208 C the other dozen candidates are unanimous in what they want to impose on the coun- t. They all want - universal "free" healthcare, free college for everyone, abolish free speech as enumerated by the First Amendment, eliminate the Electoral College, abol- ish the 2nd Amendment and confiscate weapons, a 90% tax rate on the "rich", complete open borders, citizenship granted and the vote given to the 20 million illegals in the country, no border walls and remove all cur- rent border bar- tiers, pack the Supreme Court with liberal judges, lower the voting age to 16 years old, abor- tion through the entirety of a woman's preg- nancy including o: C2J( o-Uk killing the baby after birth, and replace our outdated Consti- tution with something "more relevant" Plus, every Dem agrees that the most criti- cal issue facing the world is man-created "climate change." Despite the fact that the United States has about 5% of the world's population, the Dems insist that we are solely responsible for climate change and are responsible to "fix" the climate. Thus, the Dems demand that we radically alter our entire economy and our way of life to combat the im- pending doom that mankind faces. IDENTITY POLITICS is another fundamental change brought on by The Obama and the Dems. The Dems have fully embraced "iden- tity politics:' Basically, your identity (meaning race, gen- der, sexuality, religion, etc.) determines your worthiness and status. Sadly, the Dems no longer believe or embrace MLK Jr's famous words, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of i their skin, but by the content of their character" To Dems, one's character is meaning- less. Skin color and victim. status are the ONLY qualifiers for how people are judged. The more %ictim" status you can claim, the nobler you are. Women are victims; blacks are victims; gays are victims; Native Americans are victims; illegal immigrants are victims; Muslims are victims; ansgenders are victims, etc. "Intersectionality" is the term coined to describe this victimhood status of those who are "marginalized." And by definition, all victims are marginalized. HERE'S HOW it works: a black is a victim. A black ho- mosexual is more of a victim; and a gay; black woman hits the trifecta ofintersectional- ity You must realize that victims are more worthy than you. Victims can criticize you but you're not allowed to say anything in return. And you certainly cannot defend yourself because 'Mctims must be b eved." So, ffwe have victims, who or what are they victims of? That's easy- they're victims of white males and victims of the United States. Yes, white males are at fault, and so is the counW. Ifyou want to be a victim yourself and reap the benefits, all you have to do is change your identity to a victim cat- egory. It worked for Elizabeth "Pocahontas" Warren, who daims to be Native American (she isn't), so, it might work for you. WEEKLY THOUGHT: At one time, issues supported by Dems would have been too radical for even the Commu- nist Party of the old So- viet Union. Sadly, the Soviet Union didn't die; its ideology" moved to the Democrat Party. Sloan Oliver is a retired Army officer who lives in Monroe County. Email him at sloanoliver@earthlink, net. '