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Billy Stephens


Funeral services for Thomas W. “Billy” Stephens, 54, of Statesboro who died Saturday, November 10, 2012 will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday in the Chapel of Fisher Funeral Home in Cochran.

Billy was born in Pulaski County, the son of the late Louis W. (Bunky) and Clarice Harbin Stephens. He was a graduate of Cochran High School Class of 1976 and a graduate of Middle Georgia College Class of 1978. He received his nursing degree from Coastal Community College in Brunswick. He was a paramedic with many ambulance services throughout Georgia and was presently a nurse with critical care and emergency room at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah.

Survivors include his wife, Michele B. Stephens of Statesboro; daughter, Kara Rena Stephens of Statesboro; two sisters, Lynn (Scott) Keller of Rochester, MN and Gayle (Raymond) Sapp of Danville; brother, Chris Stephens of Cochran.

James Anderson Kitchens


Funeral services for Mr. James Anderson Kitchens, 68, of Danville who died Wednesday, October 10, 2012 after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma and lung cancer will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Thursday in the Chapel of Fisher Funeral Home with Elder Franklin Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Allentown City Cemetery.

 Mr. Kitchens was born in Twiggs County, the son of the late Tommy and Dora Lee Horne Kitchens. He was a 1961 graduate of Twiggs County High School. He was retired from Glass Service Center in Macon and was an avid golfer and longtime member of Uchee Trail Country Club. He was preceded in death by a sister, Louise K. Collins, a brother, J.M. “Spud” Kitchens and his step-mother, Mozelle Floyd Kitchens.

Funeral Arrangements Set for Danville Councilman, Bibb Firefighter

Funeral Arrangements Set for Danville Councilman, Bibb Firefighter

Jack Scarborough, Danville Councilman and Bibb County firefighter died Tuesday night.

His funeral is set for Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Providence Baptist Church on Highway 96, near Jeffersonville.

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William L. "Bo" Smith


Funeral services for Mr. William L. “Bo” Smith, 89, of Cochran who died Sunday, August 12, 2012 will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 in the Chapel of Fisher Funeral Home with Rev. Ted Tedder and Rev. Todd Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Hart Cemetery.

Mr. Smith was born in Twiggs County, the son of the late William L. Smith, Sr. and Mittie V. Reid Smith. He had lived in Jeff Davis County before moving to Cochran in 1947. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during W.W.II and a retired farmer.

Survivors in clued his wife, Iverline Smith of Cochran; son, Andy (Oneida) Smith of Cochran; two daughters, Bonnie (Mike) Evans of Eastman and Cindy Shelton of Cochran; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Brad) Coley of Powder Springs, GA, Troy (Lisa) Smith of Cochran, Kimberly Evans Turner of Islandia, N.Y. and Jason (Nicole) Evans of Naylor, GA; three great grandchildren, Tucker and Tyler Coley and Coleson Evans.

James M. Meadows


Graveside services for Mr. James M. Meadows, 87, of Macon who died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 will be held at 3:30 P.M. on Wednesday in ElSharath Cemetery in Twiggs County with Rev. Perry Porter officiating.

Mr. Meadows was born in Bleckley County, the son of the late Hezzie and Josie Graham Meadows. He had lived in Macon for the past 66 years. He was owner/operator of the Barn Feed & Seed Company and the Handi-Chek Food Company. He was a member of Tattnall Square Baptist Church of Macon. He was a Mason, Shriner and Scottish Rite member. He was a veteran of W.W.II  serving in the U.S. Army where he received the Purple Heart. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Essie Lou Skipper and Montine Moore.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Murriel Moore Meadows of Macon; daughters, Margie (Rob) Hicks and Daphne (Allen) Hobbs; son, Jim Meadows; sister, Pauline (James) Rozier; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

John W. Epps


John W. Epps, Jr. 62, of 2108 Graham Road, Macon, Ga. passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Dry Branch. Visitation will be held Monday, April 23, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

Born in Macon, he was the son of the late John Winfred Epps Sr. and Mary Del Scott Epps. He was retired from Epps Brothers Construction and Houston Paving Company.

He is survived by his wife, LaDonna Haddock Epps of Macon, Ga. Children, John Benjamin Epps and Mary Elizabeth Epps; Sisters, Patsy Spence of Jones County, and Roslyn Jones of Dry Branch.