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Page 6A September 19, 2018 IN LOVlN Roy Howard Brown December Z 1940- September 13, 2018 Roy Howard Brown ended his two-year cancer journey at Pine Pointe Hospice sur- rounded by family and friends. Roy was born Dec. 7, 1940, in Anniston, Ala. to Dr. N.C Brown and Lennis L. Brown. When he was 10 years old, the family moved to Forsyth. He attended and graduated from Mary Persons High School. While there, he was the Mary Persons Bulldogs quarterback. BROWN He became a life-long fan of football at all levels - high school, college and NFL. He enjoyed football camaraderie at the Macon Touchdown Club. He graduated from Mercer University in 1964 with an undergraduate degree in psychology. Upon gradua- tion he was accepted into the Naval Officer's Candidate School in New Port, Rhode Island. Upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, he was stationed at the Naval Supply Corps School in Athens and finished his tour at the Naval Air Station in Meridian, Miss. He worked for two years providing Mental Health Services at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville. He was awarded a grant to pursue a post-graduate Social Work Degree at Tulane University after which he secured his license in Clinical Social Work. Upon graduation, he returned to Central State Hospital. He then moved to Macon to direct Social Services at College Street Hospital. From College Street Hospital, he joined Charter Medical where he was Director of Social Services. He then joined Dr. William Dudney in his private practice in Columbus. He joined the staff at River Edge Behavioral Health Care as Director of Dual Diagnosis Services. He also became Director of Mental Health Services at Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. He served as adjunct faculty for the University of Georgia School of Social Work. One of his most proud career accomplishments was establishing the State Court of Bibb County Men's Domestic Violence Program in 1994. This was and continues to be a successful program. His work was appreciated and noted at many levels including by longtime Judge J. Taylor Phillips bestowing him with the title of Honorary Probation Officer. He attended Vineville United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Allen Sanders Fellow- ship Class. His hobbies included fishing on the Florida panhandle. After retirement, he and Mimi enjoyed traveling from Hawaii to Nova Scotia and all points in between. His favorite vacation was to Walt Disney World. He wore a Mickey Mouse watch to remind himself to enjoy every day. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Miriam "Mimi" Harrison Brown; son, Lawson Brown (Audrey); daugh- ter, Heather Brown Scott (CuUen); step-sons, Ion Spiv- ey (Thes), Dr. Steve Spivey (Tricia), and David Spivey; step-daughter, Keri Spivey Feibelman (Nathan); sister, Sandy Brown Sudduth; aunt, Julia L. Hughes (Dan); sisters-in Law, Margaret Wilson Webb (Ken), and Jan Harrison Toney (Joe); brother-in-Law, Parks Wilson (]ulie); four grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and loving nieces and nephews. A Celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday; Sept. 21, 2018 at Vineville United Methodist Church with Dr. Jimhay Asbell and the Reverend Grace Guy-ton officiating. The family will greet friends and relatives after the service in the Christian Life Center. Burial with full military honors will be held later at Georgia National Cemeter3 Canton, Georgia. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Vinev- file United Methodist Church, 2045 V'meville Avenue, Macon, GA 31204; Salvation Army, 1925 Broadway, Macon, GA 31201; or Pine Point Hospice, 6261 Peake Road, Macon, GA 31210. Register online at Harts at the Cupola has charge of arrangements. The greatest comfort during our sorrow was the expressions of sympathy conveyed to us in so many ways by our family and friends. We are deeply appreciative for your love and support through your prayers and thoughtfulness. Thanks to the professional services of Pastor Rufus Whatley, Freeman Funeral Home, Med Pro EMS Staff, and US Renal Care Staff, and Central GA Family Medicine. The family of the late Lois Glasco I I3ARNESVILLE MARBLE & GRANITE COMPANY Call your local Monroe County representative Scott Harrell 478-256-3586 or toil free: 800-551-1102 3250 VineviUe Ave.I MaconI GA 31208 C Rgporter Annette Fears Dumas January 11, 1945 - September 13, 2018 Barnesville - Funeral services for Mrs. Annette Fears Dumas will be Wednesday, September 19th at 11:00 A.M. at St. Luke A.M.E. Church, Forsyth. Burial Unionville UM Church Cemetery, Barnesville. Sur- vivors include her husband, Rev. Charles W. Dumas, St.; sons Rev. Charles W. (Mary) Dumas, Jr Kendrick (Felicia) Dumas, Cenneca Dumas; 5 grandchildren; mother, Naniel Fears, 3 brothers, 3 sisters and a host of relatives and friends. Freeman Funeral Home of Forsyth was in charge Of arrangements. Sharron Wilson Jan. 19, 1960- Sept. 11, 2017 Forsyth - Funeral services for Ms. Sharron Kay Wilson were held Tuesday, Sept. 18 at noon at St Luke A.M.E. Church, Forsyth. Burial was in Greater Friend- ship Baptist Church Cemetery, Forsyth. Freeman Funeral Home of Forsyth was in charge of arrangements. Clara Jane Watts April 11, 1955 - September 13, 2018 Macon - Clara Jane Watts passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2010. (haw~ide service~ w~tc held auudiiy, September 16, 2018, at Forsyth City Cemetery. Bryan Romine officiated. Clara, the daughter of the late William Henry Watts and Georgia Gertrude Scott Watts, was born April 11, 1955, in Zebulon. Survivors include her brothers, Ira Watts, Ronnie Watts of Forsyth and Joel Scott Watts of Gay; sisters, Dena Mae Lunsford of Forsyth and Shirley Peavy of Warner Robins, Georgia. Please visit www.monroecountymemorialchapel. com to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel had charge of ar- rangements. Louise Newton Maddox November 20, 1936 - September 14, 2018 Juliette - Martha Louise Newton Maddox passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at Monroe Hills Memorial Gardens. Rev. Franklin Etheridge and Buck Wilder officiated. Louise, the daughter of the late Charles Leo Newton, Sr. and Jewel Bryant Newton, was born on Nov. 20, 1936 in Forsyth. Her husband, Wilbur Eugene "Tag" Maddox Sr. and her great grandson ML~DDOX Dalton Earl Haas preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Mary Persons High School. Louise and Wilbur (Tag) retired from Maddox's Green House and Antiques which they owned and operated for many years. Louise was the Founder of Rum Creek Quilters. Survivors include her children, Cheryl Bunn, Gene Maddox, Mary Gibson (Stan) and Martha Speir, all of luliette; seven grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sister, Dottle Newton of Forsyth; and brother, Ray- mond Newton (Gwin) of Forsyth. The family may be contacted at the residence 8 Old Dames Ferry Road, Juliette, GA 31046. Please visit to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel had charge of ar- rangements. National Study seeks to contact Hubbard High Class of 1960 Project Talent started Study Information: Proj- in 1960 with a sample of ect Talent website: http:// over 400,000 high school students in the U.S in- The Project Talent Aging cluding 224 students from Study is led by the Ameri- Hubbard High School in can Institutes for Research Forsyth. 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He began pray- ing to God to rescue him. The water started to rise in his house. His neighbor urged him to leave and offered him a ride to safety. The man yelled back, "I am wait- ing for God to save me" The neighbor drove off in his pick-up truck. THE MAN continued to pray. As the water be- gan rising in his house, he had "to climb up to the roof. A boat came by with some people head- ing for safe ground. They yelled at the man to grab a rope they were ready to throw and take him to safety. He told them that he was waiting for God to save him. They shook their heads and moved on. THE MAN continued to pray, believing with all his heart that he would be saved by God. The flood waters continued to rise. A helicopter flew by and a voice came over a loudspeaker offering to lower a ladder and take him off the roof. The man waved the helicop- ter away, shouting back that he was waiting for God to save him. The he- licopter left. The flood- ing water came over the roof and caught him up and swept him away. He drowned. WHEN HE reached heaven and asked, "God, why did you not save me? I believed in you with all my heart. Why did you let me drown?" God replied, "I sent you a pick-up truck, a boat and a helicopter and you refused all of them. What more were you looking for? -unknown I HAVE been inspired to write my own parable. The Parable of Trumpism A MAN was elected President of the United States with a margin of 80,000 votes over three states, winning him the electoral college, even though his opponent received 2.8 million more votes than he did. This man was known as an amoral, rich, brag- gart, unstable, narcissist who had more stink on him than a tumble bug. But he talked a good game, and with the help of his Russian friends, he fooled enough people to move into the oval office. IMMEDIATELY, this man, with only 36% of the country behind him, began a systematic assault on the founda- tion this country was built on--Democracy. This man craved to be an autocrat, answering to no one but himself. His drive to achieve this status led him to make decisions that made America weak. The entire government was dysfunctional and the White House was like a mental ward on speed. FAST FORWARD a few years. Due to the big tax cuts to the rich and deficit spending, the economy began to spiral down. While the man contin- ued insisting the economy was the greatest ever, his trade wars decimated farmers and a food shortage fol- lowed. Subsequently, the cost of goods sky-rock- eted and those not rich fell further into poverty. Deficit spending escalat- ed, and foreign govern- ments and investors were no longer willing to take a chance with lending to a weak government. All safety net programs for the elderly and poor were abolished due to insolvency. He slapped Chinas face and they own us. THE MAN used the Federal law enforcement system as his personal gestapo to punish politi- cal and personal foes. He detained immigrants and separated parents from their children. THE MAN unfit to be President became a man with unchecked power. Trump TV, a.k.a. Fox News, became a full-time propaganda machine and our only media source. The man proclaimed that, "I, and I alone can save you" People stopped voting due to the complete loss of integrity of our election process due to unchecked interference from foreign and domes- tic powers. That is when Democracy died[ THOSE THAT didn't survive due to unsafe drinking water, polluted air, less safety regula- tions at work, no health insurance, and living in , poverty, died and went i to heaven, , i WHEN THEY arrived,! they asked God, "Why , i didn't you save us from ] that man?" GOD SAID, "I sent I you the Access Holly- I wood tapes. I sent you 4 1 national security leaders that represented 17 intel-~, ligence agencies. I sent I you Stormy Daniels and I countless other women. II sent you Michael Wolff's ! book "Fire and Fury". I sent you Robert Wood- ward's book, "Fear." I sent you a letter written by a White House of- ficial. I sent you Robert Mueller. What more did you need? I Marilyn Langford of ] High Falls writes about i politics from the left side for the Reporter.