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Page 6A September 4, 2019 aRE ort r IN LOVING Mary Marie Amerson Freeman May 14, 1950 - August 27, 2019 Forsyth - Mary Marie Amerson Freeman passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Graveside services were held Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at Monroe Memorial Gardens. Rev. Mark Goolsby officiated. Mary, the daughter of the late William Melton Am- erson Sr. and Willie B. Hensley Amerson, was born May 14, 1950, in Macon. Her brother, William Melton Amerson Jr preceded her in death. She was a retired Administrator and CEO. Survivors include her children, Andy Walton of St. Augustine, Fla Sara Garnto of Forsyth, sisters, Shirley Ann Wilday of Macon, Marsha Elaine Hubbard of Gray and Kathy Louise Griffin (Ricky) of Macon; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; many nieces and n phews. Please visit to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel had charge of ar- rangements. Paulyne Elizabeth O'Hara Stokes January 27, 1930 - August 28, 2019 Forsyth - Paulyne Elizabeth O'Hara Stokes died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Graveside services were held Aug. 31, 2019, at Forsyth City Cemetery. Rev. George Pabst of Guyton officiated. :Born in Newnan on Jan. 27, 1930 and raised in Birmingham, Ala she was the only child of Leila Maude Goggans O'Hara, formerly of Forsyth, and Thomas Houston O'Hara, formerly of Montgomery, Ala. She graduated from Woodlawn High School and was a member of the Juniorettes Club and attended Massey Business College. She worked for Elton B. Stephens and ssociates in Birmingham. iOn Aug. 10, 1952 she married Harold Wayne Stokes and moved to Forsyth. He died Aug. 9, 2004, the day before their 52nd wedding anniversary. She loved God, her family, being a homemaker, mu- sic, playing the piano, flowers, animals, hummingbirds and butterflies, genealogy, cross stitching, history, and scrapbooking. She was a member of First Baptist Church, the Merry Hearts seniors, a lifetime member of The Backlot Play- ers of The Rose Theater and AARP. She was a former member of the Joy Filled Souls, seniors of The Second Baptist Church, Pathway Pines Garden Club and NARFE. iSurvivors include her children, Stephen Wayne Stokes and Terfi Hickman Stokes of Buford, Sidney Houston Stokes and Judy Beasley Stokes of Quinton, Okla Sheryl EWayne Stokes Floyd and Keith Edward Floyd of Bloomingdale, Ga Eddie Hickman of Forsyth. Grandchildren: Zachary Robert Floyd, Macy Elizabeth Floyd, and Abigail Marie Floyd of Bloomingdale and Ldla Rose Stokes of Buford. Longtime friend Capt. ~ett Spencer McMurray, Ret. USPHS of Juliette. fin lieu of flowers donations may be made to the do- nor's favorite charity. Monroe County Memorial Chapel had charge of ar- rangements. John Alfred Roquemore J6ne 18, 1938 - Sept. 1, 2019 John Alfred Roquemore passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2019. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m Thursda5 Sept. 5 at Forsyth City Cemetery. If it's rain- ing, the graveside service will move to Monroe County Memorial Chapel. Rev. Mark Goolsby will officiate. "1he family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m Wednesday, Sept. 4 at Monroe County Memorial Chapel. Mr. Roquemore, the son of the late Franklin "Frank" Liffayette Roquemore and Rose Earlene Rogers Roque- more, was born June 18, 1938, in Forsyth. His wife, Charleen Patty Nichols Roquemore, and his brother, Thomas Lucian Roquemore, preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Mary Persons High School and was a beef and dairy farmer Survivors include his children, Lynn Marshall (Hugh) of Denton, Texas, Dean Roquemore of Forsyth and Jim Roquemore (Jodie) of Forsyth; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. The family requests no flowers but suggests dona- tions to Mary Persons High School, Future Farmers of America, 300 Montpelier Ave. Forsyth, Ga 31029. Please visit to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of ar- rangements. JLUV/ TOLL FREE 1-800-377-9341 L770-358d470 By Richard Dumas woman was later identified as Kayla Renee Hunter, 31, of Goshen, Ind. An Indiana Davis found //; woman is accused Hunter sitting on of taking offher Hewett's lawn- dothes, putting on a mower beside his deputy's jacket and home. Hunter urinating in the back told Davis she of a Monroe County J was waiting for patrol car after she her boyfriend, was arrested for Dustin Harrell, but Hewett said breaking into a Westbrooks Road Hunter had tried home on Aug. 26. to enter his home as well According to a sheriff's as his shed, camper and report, at about 12:30 a.m. several vehicles. Hewett on Aug. 26, Justin Hewett said he told Hunter to leave of Westbrooks Road told his property, but she had Monroe County Dep. refused. Jacob Davis that there was Davis then handcuffed a woman on his property Hunter and put her in his without his permission. The patrol car. While Davis was still talking to Hewett, he heard Hunter hitting the side of his patrol car and screaming. Hewett told Davis he was inside his home about 10 minutes earlier and heard Hunter hit his window with the grate of his grill. Hewett said he grabbed his pellet gun and went out to confront Hunt- er, who told him she was waiting for her boyfriend. Hunter refused to leave and threatened to throw the grill grate at Hewett. Hewett's wife, Martha, then showed Davis surveil- lance video of Hunter try- ing to to enter their home, shed, camper and vehides. The video also showed Hunter taking a small grill from the back porch and carrying pieces of it around. When Davis returned to his patrol car, he found ! Hunter had removed one; of her handcuffs, bent the cage that separates the front seat from the rear seat of his patrol car and was wearing his deputy patrol jacket. He then discovered Hunter had taken offher clothes and had urinated in the back of his patrol car. Davis then re-handcuffed Hunter and took her to the Monroe County Jail. Hunter was charged with criminal trespass, damage to government property, obstruction, criminal at- tempt to commit burglary and disorderly conduct. while county firerighter fire investigators finish After meeting with wit- Continued from Front Doug Adams sprayed the their normal probe into the nesses and some commis- area with a hose. They cause of the fire, he wel- sioners to review the facts dispatcher, describing mini found the Adairs lying on comes an internal review of the case, county man- explosions in the fire. "Oh the floor of the bedroom into the county's handling ager Jim Hedges reportedly and Hammond and Mays of the situation, discussed hiring Anderson my God. We can dearly see brought them out at 10:07 "We take them all seri- and Associates of Fitzger- it from our house." The 911 dispatch report p.m 14 minutes after the ously, but this is one where aid to analyze the county's first firefighters had ar- we had two folks pass response. shows that firefighters rived. A witness, who asked away" Perry said. "We all District 4 commissioner began arriving at 9:54 p.m. not to be identified, said it want to know why." George Emami said com- and Perry radioed at that only took 30 seconds to get Nevertheless, Perry said missioners have been made time that it was a working fire. the Adairs out once they he thinks Monroe County aware of some things that County firefighters have kicked in the door. firefighters handled the have been of concern and For his part, Perry Strickland Loop fire "well" they feel the need to further said they were familiar with said that it's department noting county firefighters evaluate the circumstances the Adairs because of mul- tiple medical calls to the protocol to wait until were already out fighting around the fire. home, and the bed-ridden help has arrived to try to a separate fire on Lee King "There's nothing defmi- enter a home. Perry said Road when the call came five that shows any fault" wife stayed in a bedroom firefighters would never in. said Emami, "but we are on the front right corner enter a home by them- "Three guys (Adams, investigating the events of the one-story home, selves or without proper Mays and Hammond) did surrounding the fire." furthest from the fire that was ravaging the back left gear and said although he an unbelievable job" Perry The state fire marshal comer of the home near approached the bedroom said, estimating it took 45 reported he could not the garage, window, he did not see the seconds to remove the two definitively say what caused couple in the room due to victims from the home. the fire. At one point a firefighter thick smoke. Perry said by is heard asking his com- the time he and Mays had mand: "Is it possible to send some guys in there?" finished a peripheral check of the home, two other Finally city firefight- firefighters were suited up ers Justin Hammond and ready to go in. Perry said Michael Cobb and county once the state marshal's of- firerighter Steven Mays rice, the family's insurance kicked in the front door and entered the home company and two county Continued from Front Now the Bulldogs will take on AAAAAA Mor- row in what is expected to be MP's most winnable contest of the year. MP walloped the Mustangs 62-12 in 2018, scoring touchdowns on all but one possession. MP's star running back, Harden, is off to a blaz- ing start in 2019, having eclipsed 200 total yards in each of his first two games while scoring a total of five touchdowns. Harden could be in line for another huge night against the Mustangs, having scored a pair of long rushing touchdowns on his only two carries in last year's blowout win. Morrow has struggled mightily in recent years, but the Mustangs are coming off of one of their biggest wins in a while, thumping AAAAAA rival Forest Park 35-0 on Friday. The Mustangs were pounded 55-13 by Class A superpower Eagles Landing Christian in their season opener on Aug. 23. Mor- row head coach Jerome Looking for answers 0 or opti ns. We can helpl * Free pregnancy test . Parenting classes Pregnancy Support 478-994-3173 Mon, Toe & Thu lO:OO a.m. - 4:30 p.ra. www.monreecounlypregnan~/ Weaks is in his fourth season, having compiled an 11-21 record. Morrows top player is senior running back/re- ceiver Jimmy Callowa); a 5'11", 166-pound three-star recruit who is committed to Tennessee. Calloway rushed for a pair of touch- downs in the Mustangs' shutout of Forest Park. Over the past 20 seasons, the hapless Mustangs have a 39-161 record and have had eight head coaches during that span. Mor- rows greatest success came in 1987 under coach Bud Theodocion when the Mustangs, led by future NFL receiver Andre Hast- ings, captured the AAAA championship with a 14-1 record. your local Monroe County representative Scott Harrell 478-256-3586 or toll free: 800-551-! 102 3250 Vineville Ave, Macon, GA 81208 l I09D R0ad 478-994-9911 app/y and mana y@-w accowat trnline GO/AID BIJLLDOr~! DON'T MISS THE Jonah's Toil ate Jonah's on Johnston is closing the street and staying open late for every Mary Persons home football gamel All games will be live-streamed on the big screen Corn hole, hangout and tailgate with friends Entertainment district cups for adults Late hours Enjoy Pizza and Pigskin on a Football Friday Night In Forsyth, Ga!