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Janie "Aretha" Underwood


Dry Branch,GA- Janie “Aretha” Underwood, 92, of 3688 Myers Street, died Thursday, January 19, 2012. Graveside services will be held on Monday, January 23, 2012 at 11:00AM at Riverside Cemetery. The Reverend Bart Lindsey will officiate. The family will greet friends on Sunday from 2:00PM until 4:00PM at 3629 Myers Street, Dry Branch, Georgia.

Mrs. Underwood was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-one years, Roy Underwood. She is survived by her children, Howard Underwood, Leonard Underwood and Brenda Underwood; five grandchildren, Len Underwood, Cathy Underwood DeLong, Brian Underwood, Kristie Vaughn and Josh Mixon; brother and sister-in-law, R. S. and Sue Shiver; sister-in-law, Mary Shiver; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Bunco Night: Great Way to Meet People

Bunco Night: Great Way to Meet People

 Friends of the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office BUNCO Night

Bunco is a game of dice, played in rounds. Players take turns rolling the dice and trying to accumulate as many points as possible to win each round.

James R. Lucas


Funeral services for Mr. James R. Lucas, 94, of Cochran who died Thursday, December 15, 2011 will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 17, 2011 in the Chapel of Fisher Funeral Home. Burial will be in Salem Baptist Cemetery in Bleckley County.

Mr. Lucas was born in Twiggs County, the son of the late Rob and Mattie Herndon Lucas. He was a retired farmer and member of Salem Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Hazel Smith Lucas of Cochran;

2 daughters, Linda L. (Al) Dykes and Frances L. (Jody) Lucas, both of Cochran; daughter-in-law, Sue S. Lucas of Cochran; 2 brothers, Jack Lucas and Frank (Roberta) Lucas, both of Cochran; 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, James Delacy Lucas, a brother, Colonel Lucas and a sister, Mozelle Grimsley.

The family may be contacted at the residence on Montrose Road and will meet friends following the service.

Annette White 1942-2011


MRS. ANNETTE PARKER WHITE, age 69, of Yonkers, GA, died Sunday, December 11, 2011 at her residence.


Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Tuesday, December 13 in Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Todd Shearin officiating, with interment in Roddy Cemetery, Roddy, GA.


Mrs. Annette White was of the Baptist faith, a great mother & grandmother, a 23 year retired LPN for Bleckley Memorial Hospital & Dr. Sandra Gibbs and daughter of the late Sarah Vaughn Parker & William Albert Parker.  She was preceded in death by 2 Sisters – Dorothy P. Floyd & Peggy P. Wyatt and 3 Brothers – William Cecil Parker, Carl Parker & Jerry L. Parker.

Hilda Johnston Mills


Macon- Hilda Johnston Mills, of Twiggs County, Georgia, died August 7, 2011 at her home at the age of 95. She was born in Bullard, in Twiggs County, on November 1, 1915, the youngest of 14 children of William Warren Johnston, Sr. and Mary Lowe Johnston.

She graduated with honors from Young Harris Junior College, Young Harris, Georgia, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Science from LaGrange College, La Grange, Georgia. Her post-graduate studies were done at Emory University in Atlanta and George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Before her marriage to the late Harry A. Mills II, she taught science, mathematics, English, and Latin in the Stewart County and Jones County High Schools. Mrs. Mills retired from teaching after 10 years of service at Lena H. Cox Elementary School in Atlanta.

Joseph Glynn Collins


Marian Holmes Cannon Massalon


ATLANTA - Marian Holmes Cannon Massalon went home to be with the Lord on July 24, 2011.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday July 27, 2011 at 2:00PM in the Jeffersonville Baptist Church. Rev. Sam Waldron and Rev. Charles Carter will officiate. Burial will be in the Jeffersonville City Cemetery.

Marian Vaughn was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1919, and adopted at the age of 5 by Oliver Wendell Holmes and Laura Amason Holmes of Macon. She graduated from Winship Grammer School in 1933 and Miller High School in 1938.