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.., "'rwsexer“" Page 6A lN LOVING V, Alana Nicole Burch August 25, lQQ3 - July l2, ZOlQ an“ Forsyth - Alana Nicole Burch passed away Friday, July 12, 2019. Funeral services were held Monday, July 15, 2019, at Maynard Baptist Church. Rev. Matthew Bishop of— ficiated Interment was private in Monroe Hills Memorial Gardens. Alana was born Aug. 25, 1993 in Spokane, Washington. She was a graduate of Mary Persons High School. Survivors include her children, Jayla Becton, Jayce Becton and Tegan Green; parents, Nikki and Jonathan Banks and Clint and Kathy Burch; siblings, Abigail Banks, Matthew Banks and Brady Burch; grandparents, John Harriman, Butch and Linda O’Daniell, Sid and JoAnna Banks and Jacque Banks. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Promise of Hope, Dudley Georgia, 1257 Wayne Road, Dudley, GA 31022. Please visit to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel had charge of ar- rangements. BIRCH Samuel Munforcl March 5, W35 - July 4, 20lQ Forsyth - Funeral services for Mr. Samuel Poke Munford, 84, were held Wednesday, July 10, at 2 pm. at Straight Street House of Prayer Holiness Church, Forsyth. Burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5-7 pm. at the funeral home. Freeman Funeral Home, Forsyth was in charge of arrangements. ,, {Josey/t Clilexancfer - -ip,"Cl”t-‘l$fl” l fluly 17, 1985 v» January 21, 2011 William I Loole we into the slag and taileto U0“. what i wouldn't give to hear 50“ mile baole. I miss flour voice, Hour smile, gear Laughter, 30w Mags. i miss gouty music. I miss Nergthing about gou. Hm” Btrthuing wtttiaml I miss How. so. we aLL do. Love. Mom, baddeshua, Robin. Wren (478) 992-0044 “Staying; mu: xter triwrul rift/veryqu also” Residential a Commercial We Service All Brands - Honest & Reliable Service - Licensed and insured - Experience You Can count On - Locally Owned 8. 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Davenport said they’ll hire 8- 10 employees at the plant and that the building should be delivered 'soon. Fowler Flemister is one of two concrete companies building plants in For- syth, as Reaves Concrete of Valdosta is building a plant in the Hwy. 18 industrial park Davenport said they’re excited to be in competition with them and said it’s a great oppor- tunity for all of them. Davenport said Fowler Flemister is 60 years old having been built by his Mackenzie Davenport ot Fowler Flemister Concrete shown at the company's new plant going up off College Street. wife’s grandfather. Now his brother-in-law and he have joined the company to grow it into the future. “We’re kicking butt and giving direction to these guys and moving it into the next generation,” said Davenport. Davenport said they like to locate their plants in small towns where they like to get highly involved in the community. Man charged with slamming . into deputy with stolen vehicle By Richard Dumas lorsyth©mymcmel A Lithonia man was arrested for slamming a stolen truck into the back of a Monroe County patrol car during a traffic stop on Patrol Road on July 13. According to the incident report, at about 3:47 am, Dep. Tyler Rodgers of the Monroe County Sheriff ’5 Office was notified by dispatchers of a white 2017 Ford F-150 driving recklessly on I-75 South. A Clayton County deputy PHILLIPS trailed the truck and told dispatchers the truck was fleeing Henry County deputies and running other vehicles off the road. Rodg- ers saw the truck exit 175 South at Exit 186, and Mon— roe County Dep. Christian Sawley tried to approach the truck from the passenger side. However, the truck instead head- ed westbound on Tift College Drive ’ before turning onto Patrol Road and braking aggres— sively. The truck then ac- celerated and rammed into the back of Sawley’s station- ary patrol car. Rodgers then drove directly behind the truck in an attempt to pin it in, and the truck spun its tires to flee. Rodgers then exited his patrol car and pointed his gun at the truck’s driver, identified as Vantrece Samuel Phillips. When Phillips refused to exit his vehicle or show his hands, deputies removed the driver from the vehicle and put him on the ground. When Phillips continued to keep his hand on his waist- band, Rodgers hit Phillips three times. Phillips finally put his hands behind his back and was handcuffed. Fulton County dispatch- ers told deputies the truck was stolen from a downtown Atlanta secu- rity guard. Deputies found inside the truck a prescrip- tion bottle with another man’s name on it. Phillips, 18, was taken to the Monroe County Jail, where he was 'charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing or attempting to elude, damage to government property, theft by receiv— ing motor vehicle, failure to maintain lane, making an improper right turn, improper use of center turn lane, making an improper left turn, aggressive driving, reckless driving, failure to exercise due care and a seat belt violation. Sawley was not injured. Forsyth man died in Dominican Republic ’3’ Much of the reporting in this story is courtesy of WSB- TV in Atlanta. The of a Forsyth man who died in the Do— minican Republic in March is speaking out about his death for the first time, in the wake of similar American deaths on the island Tracy Jerome Jester Jra Meeting All Your Insurance Needs Auto - Home - Life - Business Personal Umbrella Policies Let us show you how much we can save you on your insurance. _,;:Allstate. You're in good hands. t i i g . I 57 s. Lee St. Forsyth. GA 478-994-0850 l 31, died while vacation— ing on the island with his sister, Nyesha Willis, also of Forsyth, on March 17. The oflicial cause of death was listed as “respiratory issues,” according to his mother, Melody Moore, who spoke with ABC News. Tammy Jester of Forsyth, manager of the Cotique Boutique, said that Jester is JanePennington an Memory, wrfi’tm ’ Devin Lee her cousin and confirmed he was from Forsyth. Moore said her son called her the night before he died and seemed to be in good spirits. “They had a good day. Saturday, they went out, they explored. They said they had a good day,” she told the Atlanta—based station WSB— TV. According to WSB, Moore said her son made a remark about drinking a soda that didn’t taste right Moore told ABC News — that early the 'next mom— ing she got a call from her daughter, who said Jester had “just dropped to his knees and started throwing up blood.’ ’ Moore said she instructed her daughter to call the police, but it was too late. By 4:40 am, Jester had died. Jester’s sister toldWSB that he had lupus, but it’s unclear whether the autoimmune disease had anything to do with his death. His body'Was returned to his family in Georgia, and Moore said she didn’t have a toxicology report conducted at the time because the reports of other deaths, in the country had yet to emerge, ABC News reported Now she believes that her son’s death may be connected to the others. She said that she had called the FBI and that an inves- tigator has added her son’s name to a list of Americans who had died in the country recently. Moore said she “would like to know the truth” about her son’s death. The State Department con- ‘ firmed to ABC News that it was aware of Jester’s death. Officials have said that despite increased media attention, there has been no “uptick” in American deaths in the country. 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