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Herman Crawford Tucker Sr.

Herman Crawford Tucker, Sr., 67, entered into rest on Thursday, February 21, 2013.

Herman was born on November 29, 1945 in Ocilla, Georgia. Mr. Tucker worked as a Maintenance Supervisor for The Bibb Company for over twenty years. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather who will be missed by all who knew him.

John Ronnie Garrett 1932-2013

John Ronnie Garrett, 80, died on Monday, February 25, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM on Thursday, February 28, 2013 in the chapel of Hart’s Mortuary at the Cupola, 6324 Peake Road, with the Reverend Bob Veazey officiating. Visitation will be between 6:00-8:00PM on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the Cupola. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Central Georgia, 6261 Peake Road, Macon, Georgia 31210.

June Keys

Decatur-June Sims Keys, born in Jeffersonville, Georgia on July 13, 1935 passed away peacefully on February 22, 2013. Mrs. Keys was the daughter of the late James Robert Sims and Elizabeth Sapp Sims. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years James Franklin Keys Jr. as well as eight brothers and four sisters.

Carrie Irene Johnson Wheeler

Carrie Irene Johnson Wheeler, age 91, passed away on February 24, 2013 at Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon. A Memorial service will be held at Hart’s Mortuary, Cherry Street on February 27, 2013 at 12:00PM, with The Reverends Jody and Julie Long officiating. The family will greet friends one hour prior to service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, North Gate. Ms. Wheeler was born on April 12, 1921 in Sparta, Georgia and graduated from Sparta High School in 1939. She moved to Macon in 1947 where she was employed at Robins AFB in what was then the Directorate of Procurement. Ms. Wheeler was a member of the First Baptist Church of Christ and the Believer’s Sunday School Class. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, crafts, gardening, and shopping. She was an avid bridge player and a regular follower of Atlanta Braves baseball. Ms.

Carrie Irene Johnson Wheeler

Carrie Irene Johnson Wheeler, age 91, passed away on February 24, 2013 at Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon. A Memorial service will be held at Hart’s Mortuary, Cherry Street on February 27, 2013 at 12:00PM, with The Reverends Jody and Julie Long officiating. The family will greet friends one hour prior to service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, North Gate. Ms. Wheeler was born on April 12, 1921 in Sparta, Georgia and graduated from Sparta High School in 1939. She moved to Macon in 1947 where she was employed at Robins AFB in what was then the Directorate of Procurement. Ms. Wheeler was a member of the First Baptist Church of Christ and the Believer’s Sunday School Class. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, crafts, gardening, and shopping. She was an avid bridge player and a regular follower of Atlanta Braves baseball. Ms.

Mark Cotton

 

The son of a career Army man, Mark Cotton lived in many places of the world before his family settled in their native Alabama. Raised to be athletic, well-read and to always do the right thing, a career in law enforcement was a calling for him. He worked his way through junior college and then Auburn University, majoring in Criminal Justice. He applied to, and was hired by, the Macon Police Department upon graduation. He finished first in academics in his recruit class and took naturally to the life of a patrol officer.

Lt. Cotton served the department for almost 28 years in a variety of capacities – on patrol, as an investigator with the drug and narcotics unit, as a member of the old Crime Suppression Unit, as a bike patrol officer downtown, as a task force officer with the Drug Enforcement Agency and, most recently, as the director of police training. His true passion, though, was serving with the SWAT team. 

Young Allison Cowart 1923-2012

 

MR. YOUNG ALLISON COWART, age 89, of Snellville, GA formerly of Eastman, GA, died Monday, December 17, 2012 at Gwinnett Medical Center, Lawrenceville, GA.

            Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Thursday, December 20, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Jerry Peele officiating, with interment in Unity Baptist Church Cemetery, Alma, GA.