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Marion Scholsburg


Sun sets on beloved family man, pilot, WWII Flight Instructor, actor, and all time War Eagle.

Marion Schlosburg of Macon passed away, at the age of 87, on October 12, surrounded by his loving family. His loving wife of 58 years, Sallie Pragg Schlosburg, made him smile just as much in his final days, as one could imagine she did the day they met. His legacy is the good works of his 3 daughters, Carla, Ann, and Gail, and their beautiful families, who are as much a reflection of his kindness and grace as he could have ever hoped for. The pride in his eyes will always shine on in theirs. His 2 granddaughters, 4 grandsons, and great granddaughter all loved their Pa Pa, and he couldn't have loved them more if he had tried.

Patricia Tucker


Patricia Gibson Tucker, 79, of Macon, Georgia passed peacefully in her sleep Friday afternoon, October 7, 2011. Memorial services will be held Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 3:00 PM in the chapel of Hart's Mortuary at the Cupola. Reverend Gary Harmon will officiate. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM Sunday in the funeral home.

Phyllis Jones


Gray- Phyllis Lovatt Jones, 82, of 144 East Clinton Street, Gray, GA, died Thursday, October 6, 2011. Services will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Hart’s Mortuary, Cherry Street, with Dr. Rick Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park. The family may be contacted at 142 East Clinton Street and will greet friends on Saturday from 1:00PM until 2:00PM at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 804 Cherry Street, Macon, Georgia 31201.

Mrs. Jones, daughter of the late Benjamin and Lizbeth Lovatt, was a member of Cross Keys United Methodist Church. She was employed at the Mercer University Law School Bookstore for more than fifty years.

Mrs. Jones is survived by her son, Richard Jones (Lynne) of Gray and daughter, Shirley Adler (Don) of Eastman; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Dorothy Barnes


Dorothy Shelton Barnes entered into rest on October 3, 2011. She was born in St Louis, Missouri on January 26, 1929, and grew up in Webster Groves, Missouri graduating from Grinnell College in Iowa in 1951. She made her home in Portland, Oregon from 1957 until moving to Georgia in 2008. Dorothy retired from the Portland Public School System in 1999 with 20 years of service. Her love of gardening and cooking were rivaled only by her passion of hiking in the Great Northwest with the El Grupo Sin Nombre Hiking group she co-founded and actively participated in for over 25 years. She was of the Presbyterian faith.

Joanne O'Neal



Joanne Marie (Henderson) O'Neal, 48, Macon, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at The Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. Joanne O'Neal was born on April 23, 1963, at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., the daughter of Richard and Sherri (Maroney) Henderson. Of Lakota descent by her mother, Joanne was raised in St. Paul through age 8 and then in western rural Wisconsin, graduating from St. Croix Central High School in 1981.

To two earlier marriages three children were born: Jacqueline, Brandon and Kaitlyn. On July 23, 1993, she was united in marriage to James (Jimmy) W. O'Neal in Macon, Georgia. Joanne will be remembered as a very loving and empathic mother, grandmother, wife and friend who loved family gatherings, camping and raising and caring for both Jack Russell terriers and Papillon dogs.

Lila Brown Poole

Lila Brown Poole, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away Friday, September 30,2011, at 6:20 a.m. She was the wife of Thomas Freeman Poole and they had recently celebrated 63 devoted years of marriage on May 30, 2011. She was a native of Wrightsville, Georgia, and the daughter of Alice Drew Brown and Gordon Samuel Brown, Sr. She was Valedictorian of Wrightsville High School graduating class of 1944, and an alumna of Mercer University. She was an inspiration to all who knew her for many special reasons including her many talents, kindnesses of heart and spirit, and incomparable love of language. She was a former owner of several businesses in Macon including Tressie's Beauty Salon on Cherry Street in downtown Macon. She was a teacher, executive assistant to the vice-president of The R.C. Cropper Company of Macon, an insurance adjustor for The Fireman's Fund Insurance Company of Macon, and a Sunday School teacher at Ingleside Baptist Church.

Dr. Robert Parris

Dr. Robert W. Parris, 59, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2011 following a courageous battle with esophageal cancer. Funeral services will be held at 10a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Christ Episcopal Church in downtown Macon. Father David Probst will officiate. Interment will be private. Dr. Parris was the Charles B. Thompson Professor of Music and University Organist of Mercer University, where he was appointed to the faculty in 1979. In that capacity he taught organ and harpsichord, as well as courses in both music history and music theory at graduate and undergraduate levels. He was also Choirmaster and Organist of Christ Episcopal Church in Macon. A native of Virginia, Dr. Parris received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester he earned a Performer's Certificate, and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees.