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Page 6A March XX, 2018 orter Dale Ponder Jackson March 22, 1941 - May 8, 2018 Forsyth - Lelia Dale Ponder Jackson passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2018. Services and burial will be private. Mrs. Jackson, the daughter of the late Homer Ponder Sr. and Ella Mae Mackey Ponder, was born March 22, 1941, in Forsyth. Her husband, Thomas Alton Jackson, her daughters, Kathy Williamson and Sharon Garnto, pre- ceded her in death. She was retired from Carter's. Survivors include her children, Thomas Alan Jackson of Barnesville and Robert Lee Jackson of Forsyth; brother, Homer Ponder Jr. of Gwinnett County; eight grandchil- dren and four great grandchildren. Please visit to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapd has charge of ar- rangements. Kenneth Edward Tillman July 24, 1950- May 10, 2018 Kenneth Edward Tillman of Towaliga Road, Jackson, wentto be with our Lord on May 10, 2018 at 7:30 am. Kenny, the son of the late George Franklin Tillman and Marlene Redith Crosby Tillman, was born on July 24, 1950 in Valdosta. He was a retired small engine mechanic and a friend to everyone. Kenny is survived by his wife of 46 years, Barbara Joyce Moore Tillman. Together they have two precious daugh- ters Kimberly Joyce Tillman Ashley of Moultrie and Crystal Dawn Tillman (Steven Paul) Keen of Townsend. Kenny and Barbara have five beautiful grandchildren: Kyle, Caleb, Hannah, and Maggie Rose Ashley and Paul Anthony Keen and they have a great-granddaughter Ella Grey Ashley. He is also survived by a sister Carol Diane Tillman Webb of Hahira. Kenny was preceded in death by a brother Roger Franklin Tillman of Valdosta. A celebration of Kenny's life was held Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of High Falls, Jackson with Pastor Glen McCall officiating. A privategraveside ceremony was heldSunda); May 13, 2018 in Add, Ga. Please visit to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel had charge of ar- rangements. Thomas Donald Davis Jan. 20, 1947 - April 30, 2018 Thomas Donald Davis, "T-Don", as he was affectionately called by friends and golf partners alike, died on Monday; April 30, 2018 after a 7-year bout with cancer. He spent his first three years in Forsyth and was the uncle of Will Davis of Forsyth. Don was born to parents Charles Barney Davis Jr. and Ruth Crawford Davis on Jan. 20, 1947 in Carrollton. His father was an assistant principal and coach at Mary Per- sons until they moved to Mt. Vernon in 1951. He grew up in the Baptist church as the son of a high school principal and nu- tritionist. He was an outstanding four-sport athlete at Montgomery County High School in Mount Vernon as well as Mr. MCHS. He later attended Middle Geor- gia College and played baseball before graduating with a B.S. in Risk Management from The Uni- versity of Georgia in 1969. He began hiS professional career as a Manager of Staff Benefits at The University of Georgia in 1971 after a brief stint as a disgruntled door-to-door insurance salesman for Metropolitan Life. He served admirably at UGA until 1984, continually earning praise for his compassion for helping employees of the university. In 1984, he accepted a position with The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, v lere he served until his retirement in 1999. Don achieved his greatest accomplishment on Jan. 24, 1970 when he married Barbara Cheatham Davis of Hart- well. Barbara was his incredibly devoted and loving wife for 48 years and provided amazing care for Don during his battles with his health. They produced one son Brent Carroll Davis, a football coach, whom Don passionately followed throughout his coaching career. He also took enormous pride in his daughter-in-law Jennifer Trimnell Davis, whom he treated like a daughter of his own. He had a passion for all Georgia Bulldog sports, com- petition in general, and enjoyed travel with his wife and friends. He and his son Brent were fortunate to enjoy numerous memorable national sporting events together. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Barney Davis. He is survived by three brothers, Charles Barney Davis III (Gloria) of Raleigh, N.C Allen Bryant Davis (Miriam) of Fernandina Beach, Fla. and William R. Davis (Kathey) of Loganville. A "Celebration of Life" was held Saturday May 5 at the American Legion at 1013 Arthur J Moore Dr St. Simons Island, Ga. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that dona- tions be made to Legacies Alive, a non-profit charity for gold-star military families. Arrangements are entrusted into the care of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral home IN Betty Johnson Lundy December 22, 1940 "May 11, 2018 Forsyth - Betty Gale Johnson Lundy passed away Friday May 11, 2018. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Monroe County Memorial Chapel. Rev. Jeff Dean officiated. Burial will be 3 p.m Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery, 740 Prospect Church Road, Hartsx411e, S.C. 29550. Mrs. Lundy, the daughter of the late Calhoun James Johnson and Maysel LIMD Lee Mixon Johnson, was born Dec. 22, 1940, in Hartsville, S.C Her husband, Elmer A1 Lundy Sr her son, Elmer Al Lundy Jr and her brother, James Johnson, preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her children, Darrell Lundy (Dean Crawford), Mitzi Bird (Birdie) and Denise Herring (Jay) of Forsyth; sisters, Jo Hanna of Florence, S.C Zee Ritter of Roanoke, Va Cindy Griggs of Hartswille, S.C VJ Speck- man of Ft. Mill, S.C. and Sandra Clodfelter of Lewisville, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Prospect United Methodist Church, 740 Prospect Church Road, HartsviUe, S.C. 29550. Please visit to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of ar- rangements. Robert Alexander LOV I I' ,I G John Garret Bushoven July 2Z 1936 - May 13, 2018 Farsyth - John Garret Bushoven passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Bethany Baptist Church. Rev. Jimmy Corbitt will officiate. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursda); May 17, 2018, in Jackson Me- morial Cemetery, Hankinson Street, Jackson, S.C. 29831. Dr. Kenneth Klingler will officiate. The family will greet friends following the service at the graveside. Mr. Bushoven, the son of the late William Bushoven and Antona DeGraff Bushoven, was born July 27, 1936, in Hawthorne, N.J. His first wife, Ann Bushoven, preceded him in death. He was a retired hardware store manager, a Gideon for over 40 years and was an EMT for many years in Saddle Brook, N.J. He attended Bethany Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Anita Bushoven of Forsyth; son, Bill Bushoven (June) of New Jersey; six step-children, 14 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Bethany Baptist Church Building Fund, Post Office Box 539, Bolingbroke, GA 31004 or to Gideon's International, Post Office Box 140800, Nashville, Tennessee 37214. Please visit to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of ar- rangements. Minnie Smith December 13, 1944 - May 6, 2018 October 14, 1934 - May 6, 2018 Forsyth - Funeral services for Robert Alexander were Barnesville - Funeral services for Minnie Mae Andrews held on Friday, May 11th at Pine Grove C.M.E. Church, Smith were held on Saturday, May 12 at Greater Friend- Culloden. Reverend Kenneth Smith presided. Burial was ship Baptist Church, Forsyth. Pastor Cleveland Jarrell in the church cemeteDr, presided. Burial was in the Church Cemetery. Survivors include brothers, Walter Alexander, David Survivors include two daughters, Rhonda (Steve) (Geraldine) Alexander; sister Margaret Alexander and a Myrick, Zina Dallas; son, Mike Dallas; four brothers, six host of other relatives and friends, sisters and a host of relatives and friends. Freeman Funeral Home in Forsyth is in charge ofar- Freeman Funeral Home in Forsyth is in charge of ar- rangements, rangements. ) BARNESVILLE 5L4RBLE & GRANITE COMt ANY