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Robert J. Holderfield

TSgt Robert J. Holderfield, US Army Vet, active member of the 20 2nd E.I.S. Georgia Air National Guard, Macon, Georgia, USAF Ready Reserve, 51, entered into rest on Monday, July 4, 2011.

Robert was born on June 20, 1960 in Galax, Virginia. He cherished God and was a member of Full Gospel Church of Warner Robins where he was a Sunday School Teacher. Robert was a devoted father and loving husband. He was an outdoorsman, and he loved the mountains and fishing. His parents, Frank and Sarah Holderfield, preceded him in death.

His memory will forever be treasured by his loving wife, Mi Yong Holderfield, Bonaire; son, Ethan Taeyang Holderfield; and brother, Columbus Holderfield.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 7, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Full Gospel Church of Warner Robins, 105 Wisconsin Avenue, Warner Robins, GA 31093. Funeral services will be held at 5:00 on July 7, 2011 at Full Gospel Church of Warner Robins. Burial will be private. 

Luther Bennett Lewis, Jr.

Luther Bennett Lewis, Jr.

Luther Bennett (Benny) Lewis, Jr. 72, of Byron, Georgia passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2011. A celebration of life will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Hart’s Mortuary at the Cupola, Peake Road. Burial will be private. Reverend Sidney McCloud will officiate. Born in Milan, Georgia, he is the son of the late L.B. and Dorothy Carpenter Lewis. He was a retired electrician with the I.B.E.W. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dave Lewis, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Debra Clanton Lewis of Byron, Ga.; Children, Sandy Lewis(Frank) Williams of Danville, Ga; Shawn Clanton(Marie) of Byron, Ga.; Luther Bennett Lewis, III of Dry Branch, Ga.; Jimmy Lewis of Dry Branch, Ga.; David(Rosie) Lewis of Gray, Ga.; Scotty (Laurie) Lewis of Dry Branch, Ga.; Christie Hamilton Marsh of Macon, Ga. 15 Grandchildren and 14 great Grandchildren. Sister, Bessie Lewis Stewart of Macon, Ga. Numerous nieces and nephews and extended family and his faithful companion, Precious.

Ada Wynelle Ellis Wade


Colonel Valerie Biskey, Ph.D.


Colonel Valerie E. Biskey, retired from the United States Army, died Sunday, July 3, 2011, after a long illness with lymphoma. Dr. Biskey, who held the Doctor of Science in Nursing Administration degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was the Executive Director of the Macon Volunteer Clinic.

A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, Dr. Biskey graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s College in Los Angeles, California with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She entered the Army Nursing Corps in 1968, where she directed a M.A.S.H. Unit post-operative intensive care in Vietnam. She received her Master of Science in Nursing degree and her Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner from Indiana-Purdue University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Carlton Eugene Barkley


Carlton Eugene “Gene” Barkley, 77, of Macon, GA passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011. Gene was born in Macon, GA on December 31, 1933 to the late Richard David and Sara Lamb Barkley. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, retired after 40 years in the insurance industry and was an avid golfer and sportsman. He attended Lanier High School and Mercer University. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard David “Buddy” Barkley, Jr. formerly of Macon and John Lamb Barkley of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Ethelena Jackson


Macon-Ethelena Jackson Brown, 96, passed away on June 27, 2011, at home. A private graveside service will be held for family members at 10:00AM on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Riverside Cemetery to be followed by a memorial service at Vineville Baptist Church at 11:00AM with Dr. Tripp Martin officiating. Memorials may be made to the Vineville Baptist Church, 2591 Vineville Avenue, Macon, GA 31204.

Mrs. Brown, wife of the late Malcolm Hardy “Pat” Brown, was born in Baconton, Georgia in 1915 to Lena Ethel Bowles and Robert Peacock Jackson. Retired from Bibb County Public Schools, she was active in the community through organizations such as the North Woods Garden Club and the Mary Hammond Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. A longtime member of Vineville Baptist Church, she participated lovingly as a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class, XYZ, the Women’s Missionary Union, and Round Table.

Franklin Suffridge

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at 2:00PM, in the Jackson City Cemetery in Jackson, GA