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Page 6A tN LOVtNG W)” w. v. Roy Beck September 29, 1957 September 24, 2019 Forsyth — Roy Howell Beck Jr., formerly of Jones County, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Graveside services were held Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Franklin Etheridge officiated. Roy was born Sept. 29, 1957, in Macon. His father, Roy Howell Beck Sr., preceded him in death. Roy graduated from Jonesco Academy in 1975 where he was named Mr. Jonesco and was awarded the Athlete of the Year. After high school Roy went to work for WMAZ-TV where he worked for 20 years. Roy became disabled after a stroke at age 47. Roy is survived by his children, Brian Beck and Wen- dy Beck; grandchildren, Morgan Beck and Addie Beck; mother, Dorothy Beck; brother, Spanky Beck (Phyllis); aunts, Dianne Kent, Barbara Warren and Margaret Thornton (Ed); many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. The family requests no flowers but suggests donations to Pine Pointe Hospice, 6261 Peake Road, Macon, GA 3 12 l0. Please visit to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel had charge of ar- rangements. Roberl' Idus Nixon January 19, 1945 September 28, 2019 Bolingbroke - Robert “Bob” Idus Nixon passed away suddenly on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Private services with immediate family will be held in Lineville, Ala. at a later date per request of Bob. Bob was born January 19, 1945 in Lineville, Ala. He spent 26 years in the Navy and after retirement settled in Bolingbroke. He attended Beth Yeshua International in Macon. Bob was a lifelong Alabama fan -- “Roll Tide”. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Nixon; daughter Barbara Winget; son—in-law Mike Winget, Jr.; grand- children Rebecca Winget and Logan Winget. Wilson Hencely Sr. September 10, 1938 - September 29, 2019 Griffin Wilson Jackson Hencely Sr. passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Graveside services will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Forsyth City Cemetery. The family will greet friends the day of the service from 10—10:45 am. at Monroe County Memorial Chapel. Wilson, the son of the late Lewis Eli Hencely Sr. and Bertha Mae Lunsford Hencely, was born Sept. 10, 1938, in Juliette. His wife, Juanice Hall, preceded him in death. He was retired owner and operator of a fast food restaurant and was a veteran of the United States Army. Survivors include his children, Miranda Harper (Gary) of Arizona, Selina Waller (Chris) of Griflin, Sabrina Moran (Larry) of Griflin, Wesley Hencely of South Carolina and Duke Hencely (Candie) of Missis- sippi; fifteen grandchildren; and ten great grandchil- dren. » Please visit wwwmonroecountymemorialchapelcom to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of ar- rangements. Wadey Clements Jr. December 14, 1955 September 26, 2019 Forsyth Funeral services for Mr. Wadey Clements Jr., 63, will be at 11 am. on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Forsyth. Pastor Rufus J. Whatley will ofliciate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Cemetery. ' The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5:30-7:30PM at the funeral home. Freeman Funeral Home, Forsyth is in charge of ar- rangements. ' JWMT—T LARK Call your local Monroe County representative Scott Harrell 478-256-3586 or toll free: 800—551-1102 3250 VinevilleAve., Macon, GA 31208 ( II: Mm uni-y The Reporter plans to name Monroe County’s 2019 Businesswoman of the Year in October, and we’re looking for your nominations. The Businesswoman of the Year award will be announced on the cover of our special Women in Business section to be published in October. October is Na- tional Women in Business Month. orter NominateBusinesstman of Year If you’d like to honor someone you . l- know whose integrity, energy and vi— f ’ ' v sion makes them shine in the business ' ‘ world, please send a nomination of 500 words or less to, or fax to 994-2359 or mail to PO Box 795, Forsyth, GA 31029. The deadline for nominations is noon on Wednesday, Oct. 23. FATAL Continued from Front December after serving two months of a six-year sentence on charges involv- ing drug possession and fleeing law enforcement. “This is your criminal justice re- form,” said Freeman, noting that new Georgia law is allowing shorter terms for criminals. Jenkins died on Saturday. Freeman said the fact that one sus- pect still had a loaded gun at his death nity to get rid of that gun and chose not to.” Freeman said he doesn’ t understand why the suspect was still driving like an idiot at speeds over 100 mph when Haskins had ended the pursuit eight miles prior, noting he could’ve stopped at the truck stop or fast food places at Hwy. 36 to hide from authorities. “Instead he chose to murder four other people,” said Freeman. Freeman said Haskins handled the chase properly, and that while his deputies will try to stop lawbreakers, October 2, 2019 Reporter, but Freeman said that didn’t have any effect on what happened “When they start cutting people off in traffic and show total disregard for human life,” said Freeman, “we’re not gonna do it. The suspect is taking risks we’re not gonna take.” Still, Freeman said Haskins was shaken up when he heard about the fatalities and they have offered him counseling. Freeman said part of him wishes the driver had lived so he could’ve faced justice, for what he did shows how dangerous the situation was for Haskins. “If they hadn’t sped out, he may have gotten shot,” said Freeman. “They had ample opportu— they will not endanger the public by copying reckless and out of control drivers. Some have noted that Haskins was driving the sheriff ’s office’s new Camaros unveiled in last week’s “He didn’t care about anybody’s life,” said Freeman, “not even his own.” Some of the information in this story is courtesy the Jackson Progress-Argus. Ll N D s E Y shouldn’t be too hard because UCF in physical education, over 100. Now in the ath- . f F of the success of prior ADs. moved into the coaching ' letic position, I get to impact Confirmed For" ronl “I inherited an athletic profession, working as a more students and hopefully wh h n d th directorship that was led defensive line coach and impact some coaches as w ” if? 1, :fiflsulvisireacrtne 6 previously before me by defensive coordinator at his Lindsey said in addition to N39; d f Ctbafl orc'h Rodney Walker and Brian alma mater St. Cloud for 10 the day-to-day responsibili— Bfi Nfimfiad (aid as Nelson, so this machine has years before spending one ties of ensuring transporta- th “31116 ti directosfsince his been running extremely year as a defensive line coach tion and referees are available 2032 . . C as football coach smooth before I even stepped at Olympia High School in for MP5 sports teams, he will b t Nlmlsomgd .ded th in here,” Lindsey said “So it’s Orlando. In 2002, Lindsey also have to attend a number u e n ea d (Ware 6 a matter of me right now just got his first head coaching of region and State meetings. wt to Stepbi‘l’i’gn t m kind of learning the ropes job, taking over at WlldWOOd He said he’s fortunate that f rispotg’salll es 0 and learning how things High, where he led the Wlld- both Finch and Nelson have (’me on 0°.d MP . . a1 operate. I’m so lucky to be a cats for six years. myriad local and state con- ]. Filch med part of a program where the then made his nections and can cover for lg; A 1” i) n coaches are helping me out first foray out of Florida in him at meetings when he’s gimce $16“th W 0 e just as much as I’m helping 2008 when an old St Cloud not available. mwsajirlgfie (Finch) them out” buddy, Keith Simmons, then “I appreciate Dr. Finch Simply said, Tve got another Although Lindsey has an assistant principal at grvmg me the opportunity ass. em for on to do, He never before been an AD, he told him of an openmg in to be athletic director, but th thl ,0. has extensrve expenence 1n the Monroe County school I also like my posrfion of Elma OPSarfhfiwldnza f d: athletics, starting as a stand- system. Lindsey was hired being Assistant Principal Chan 0" 3h S.,( o 6; out defensive lineman at St as a teacher at the Monroe and I’ m leery of being off the fro gtgfign tOV’B Cloud High School in St County Achievement Center, campus too mu ” Lind- Comch N 615% 0. citran 6118 Cloud, Fla in the mid 1980s. coaching middle school sey said “That’s one of my b a .th foorgsafl drill y From there, went on sports for several years before concerns. But I’m going to do dug), W1 . b B atnt hel to star on the defensive'line eventually being promoted what’s in the best interest of oesagflgr 0:310 u ta: 6 p at the University of Central to the schoolfomball Mary Persons School, out fe 31 1;“ dat ffs f Florida, being named Out- staff and being ,riained varsity Whether it’s being an athletic $3331 t atf ,5? £310 E} t standing Student-Athlete as a boys track head coach. director at the time or being I Coach Ifl’elgon goes Est afi senior at UCF in 1990 while who has a Master’s the assistant principal That’s f th I doin’ me competing on a Knights’ degree in Education Leader- always going to be first and of mem’akv‘f S squad that reached the Divi— ship, said he’s most excited foremost.” gang? th 0}: r2511“; sion l-AA semifinals. about his new opportunity In 2017, Lindsey, who th Wlholn SC; eP or Lindseybristled at the idea because itwillallowhimto livesinMacon, married {in o e . 1%: 12th that the Knights only recently influence positively even wife Carla, and the two “sell “1L1 Cigar became a college football more persons than he can as have a blended family with aim]: m. d .omé’jjfi mt“), powerhouse. assistant principal six children Lindsey has his 2?) rsal giiflifiegfieo “We were successful back “As an administrator; as two sons, Derrick, 31, and will . tam . . then. It’s just no one knew an AP, one of the things that Robert, 28, and one daughter, a1 remandhagls dpmiicl' about us,” Lindsey said “We I enjoy is impacting lives, Kailani, 14, while Carla has p qver In: all: sgnuegnt made it to the Final Four and whether it’s the students or one daughter, Carleta, 23, Slamczes’la 12.6 e as .d . got knocked out by dare I say it’s the teachers.” Lindsey and two sons, Edwin, 20, and salami) 1t it, Georgia Southern.” said “Being an admin or an Ethan, 8. e h e or . Oboth When his playing career assistant principal, I get to According to Open Geor- figlme 0w t1? lfgggth ended, Lindsey, who received impact about 1,100 people’s gia, Lindsey earned $84,401 $11165 (.3 flatly u sal . 6 his bachelor’s degree from lives. Whereas when I was a in fiscal year 2018. 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