Ledger-Enquirer from Columbus, Georgia (2024)

services Licensed HOME www.ledger-enquirer.com/news COLUMBUS LEDGER- ENQUIRER TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2005 OBITUARIES LOCAL AREA DEATHS BARNHILL, retired 1st. Sgt. Grover C. "Barny," 73, Phenix City, died Friday. Vance Memorial Chapel, Phenix City.

BOYETT, Hattie Davis, 100, Columbus, died Sunday. Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus. CARTER, Robbie Cannon, 92, Columbus, died Sunday. Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus. COLLIER, Patsy 55, Hogansville, died Sunday.

Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga. COPELAND, Juanita, 65, Parrott, died Saturday. TV. Williams Funeral Home, Richland, Ga.

CRITES, Joann, 77, LaGrange, died Monday. Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, LaGrange. EILAND, Lizzie, 94, Salem, died Friday. Taylor Funeral Home, Phenix City. HILL, Nancy Rothschild, 70, Savannah, died Oct.

1. Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus. KILPATRICK, Evelyn Louise Holton, 89, Phenix City, died Sunday. Vance Memorial Chapel, Phenix City. LEHMAN, Mary 65, Fortson, died Sunday.

Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus. MABRY, Vincent, 50, 1238 Millbranch Court, Columbus, died Sunday. Taylor Funeral Home, Phenix City. MCRAE, retired Command Sgt. Maj.

H.G., 75, Columbus, died Sunday. Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus. MOODY, John Joel 49, Columbus, died Monday. Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus. SHORT, Ilse, 80, Butler, died Saturday.

Edwards Funeral Home, Butler, Ga. THOMAS, Mable B. "Bully," 85, Salem, died Monday. Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Phenix City. WOODALL, Bertha, 74, 402-C Chapman Home, Columbus, died Sunday.

Battle Battle Funeral Home, Phenix City. For a list of all death notices from the last week visit www.ledger-enquirer.com and click on the "Obituaries" link. Lizzie Eiland June 4, 1911- October 7, 2005 SALEM, AL- Mrs. Lizzie Eiland, 94, of 5 Mercer Lane, Salem, died Friday, October 7, 2005 at Parkwood Health Facility. Funeral services will be 1 p.m.

C.S.T., Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at Shady Grove C.M.E. Church in Salem, AL. Burial will follow in Mercer Cemetery in Salem. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 11, 2005 from 1 until 8 p.m. There will be a family hour from 6 until 7 p.m., according to Taylor Funeral Home.

Mrs. Eiland was born June 4, 1911 in Lee County, the daughter of the late Fannie Huguley. She was retired from Cobb Memorial Hospital, and was a member of Shady Grove C.M.E. Church in Salem. "She is survived by three sons, Marcus (Willene) Huguley of Columbus, Roy (Katie) Eiland of Salem and Mitchell (Louise) Eiland of Phenix City; one daughter, Dorothy (Willie) Rushin of Phenix City; three sisters, Fannie Phillips, Rosie Eiland and Annie Mae Hodge, all of Salem; seventeen grandchildren; thirty four great grandchildren; eighteen great great grandchildren.

Evelyn Louise Holton Kilpatrick December 30, 1915- October 9, 2005 PHENIX CITY, AL- Evelyn Louise Holton Kilpatrick, 89, of Phenix City, AL. died Sunday, October 9, 2005 at Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus, GA. Funeral services will be held Wednesday a at 2 p.m., EDT, at Vance Memorial Chapel in Phenix City, AL. with the Rev. Raymond Thomas and the Rev.

Kenneth Cook officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memory Gardens. Mrs. Kilpatrick's grandsons will serve as active pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 6 until 9 p.m.

EDT. Mrs. Kilpatrick was born December 30, 1915 in Douglas, daughter of the late William Stephen Holton and Mattie L. Odom Holton. She was a homemaker and a member of Christian Heritage Full Gospel Church.

Mrs. Kilpatrick was preceded in death by two sons, Timothy Jack Guthrie, Jr. and Gerald Thomas Guthrie; seven brothers and six sisters. She is survived by her husband of twenty seven years, John D. Kilpatrick of Phenix City; three daughters, Louise Frazier and Mary Elizabeth Veltri, both of Phenix City, Frances Johnson and husband Jerry of Phenix City; two stepdaughters, Glenda Nell and Rose; three sons, Robert Lee Guthrie and wife Grace of Columbus, William "Billy" Joe Guthrie, Sr.

and wife Juanita of Phenix City, Charles L. Guthrie and fiance' Carrol A. Conner, both of Phenix City; two sisters, Iris McClure of Ohio and Edna Long of Jacksonville, thirty one grandchildren; sixty one great grandchildren; twenty eight great great grandchildren. VANCE MEMORIAL Chapel Nancy R. Hill December 23, 1934- October 1, 2005 SAVANNAH, GA- Nancy Roths- child Hill, age 70, died Saturday, October 1, 2005, at her home at Buckingham South in Savannah, Georgia.

Born December 23, 1934 in Columbus, she was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Kentucky, where she received her Masters Degree in Library Science. She was a librarian for many years in Atlanta. Surviving are a sister and bro Ellen and David Byck of Savannah; nieces and nephews, David and Peggy Byck and Edwin and Melinda Byck, all of Savannah and Nancy and Erick Burton of Ft. Myers, FL; and seven great-nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was held on Sunday, October 2, 2005, at Buckingham South.

Interment will take place at a later date in Riverdale Cemetery in Columbus. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that remembrances may be made to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416. Fox Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, Savannah, GA Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus Mable B. "Bully" Thomas September 11, 1920- October 10, 2005 SALEM, AL- Mable B.

"Bully" Thomas, 85, of Salem, AL. died Monday, October 10, 2005 at Hamilton House Nursing Center. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 14, 2005 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Jackson, MS at 1:00 pm CDT. Visitation in Jackson, MS will be from 5 until 8 p.m.

CDT at Wright Ferguson Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday at Striffler-2005 Hamby Mortuary in Phenix City from 5 until 8 p.m. with a Rosary service being said at 8 p.m. E.D.T. with Father Tom Weise officiating according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Phenix City, AL.

Mrs. Thomas was born September 11, 1920 in Jackson, the daughter of the late Abreeza Howie Betrous and Ferris Gussen Betrous. She had been a resident of Salem for six years and was a retired Executive Secretary with the Mississippi State Highway Dept. in Jackson. Survivors include her daughter, Joyce Thomas Rayburn and husband Mike of Salem; four nieces, Janice Foulks and husband Ed of New Orleans, Mary Gail Kolodney and husband Harry, of Madison, Camille Good, McLean, VA.

and Michelle Gibbs, Jackson MS; three nephews, Leonard Thomas and wife Cathy of Jackson, Donald Thomas of Jackson, Paul Thomas, Madison, two great nieces, Abreeza (Abbi) Thomas, Mary Jo Thomas; five great nephews, Chris Thomas, Brian Thomas, Scott Thoma's, Daniel Glenn Kolodney, Hal Kolodney; three brothers-inlaw, Fred H. Thomas, Roger Paul Thomas and Leon S. Thomas; many other close relatives and numerous friends. Please sign the online guest re is try a www.striffler-hamby.com Strifler Hamby Dignity POLICE AND FIRE Materials ignite, cause truck fire A lit cigarette and fuel containers in the back of a truck were an explosive mixture outside a Phenix City restaurant Monday afternoon. Phenix City Fire Capt.

Donald Gosha said a handyman parked his pickup truck outside Carden's Cafe, 1804 Crawford Road, at lunchtime Monday. The bed of the truck had several tools, paint, bottles with acetylene, two gas cans and a small bottle of soldering fuel called MAPP gas. While the man was smoking a cigarette, he opened the bed cover, and the items exploded, sending the cover onto the roof of the restaurant. A cook and a customer at the restaurant were slightly injured by flying glass, Gosha said. The handyman was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Information about his condition was not available. Because of federal privacy law, the fire department couldn't release the handyman's name. The police report also wasn't available. Name of man killed in accident revealed Officials have contacted the family of a Columbus man who was killed earlier this month when he was hit by a car. Muscogee County Coroner James Dunnavant said Monday he was able to locate relatives of Mario Cardenas, 41, of Elvan Drive.

Cardenas was hit at Victory Drive and A van Avenue at 10:50 p.m. on Oct. 1. Ret. U.S.

Air Force Chief Master Sgt. William Leonard Vance May 18, 1924- October 8, 2005 SALEM, AL- Ret. U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Willie Leonard Vance 81, of Salem, AL.

died Saturday, October 8, at the Columbus Hospice House. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday at Fr. Mitchell National Cemetery with full military honors, according to Vance. Memorial Chapel in Phenix City, AL.

The family received friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6 til 8 p.m.. EDT. Mr. Vance was born May 18, 1924 in Elmore County, AL. son of the late Nathan Willis Vance and Arrie Lee Thornton Vance.

He retired from the United States Air Force, serving during the Korean Conflict and World War II. Mr. Vance was also retired from the United States Postal Service. He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Vance and a sister, Pauline Durden. Mr.

Vance is survived by his wife, Hermi M. Kirkland Vance of Salem, daughter Belinda Vance Pearson of Carthage, New York; sons William L. Vance, Jr. a and Benjamin N. Vance both of Mont3 sisters Vera Weddington, of Union Springs, Evelyn George of Montgomery, Lorraine Davis of Tuskegee, 9 and 11 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Columbus Hospice House at 7020 Moon Rd. Columbus, GA. VANCE MEMORIAL Chapel Cardenas died later in surgery at The Medical Center. Dunnavant said Cardenas, whose blood-alcohol content was 0.36, died of multiple blunt-force trauma. The legal limit in Georgia is 0.08.

Dunnavant said Cardenas also had cocaine in his bloodstream. Officials had not been able to release his name earlier, because his relatives had not been notified. Dunnavant said he was able to talk to Cardenas' parents in Mexico late last week. Columbus police said Kaye Stapler, 35, of Columbus was driving a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser westbound on Victory Drive when she hit Cardenas, who was trying to cross Victory at Elvan. Melanie Bennett A moving experience.

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McMullen FUNERAL Family operated for families since 1997 Gentian Blvd 8015 Mary E. Lehman December 27, 1939- October 9, 2005 FORTSON, GA- Mary E. Lehman, 65, of Fortson, GA died at Specialty Hospital of Columbus, GA Sunday, October 9, 2005. A funeral mass will be held Thursday, October 13, 2005 in St. Pious Catholic Church in Mount Pleasant, PA.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery. GaloneCaruso Funeral Home of Mount Pleasant, PA in charge of local arrangements according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Macon Rd. Mrs. Lehman was born December 27, 1939 in Mount Pleasant, PA daughter of Agatha Sorice Amdy and the late Joseph Amdy. She had lived in Fortson, GA for the past 10 years, and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

She had retired from Waldon Books in Sales and was a member of the Medical Center Auxiliary. Her family will always miss her but, they will remember her best for her loving and very giving spirit. Survivors include her husband of 47 years, George Lehman of Fortson, GA; a son, Kenneth Lehman of Hagerstown, Maryland; a sister, Janet Cole of Uniontown, PA; four sisters-in-law, Rita Brier of Latrboe, PA, Carole Klocek of Mount Pleasant, PA, Mary Catherine Lehman and her husband, Bruce Koziar of Carlisle, PA, and Mildred Blasko and her husband, Michael of Mount Pleasant, PA; four brothers-in-law, John Lehman and his wife Bobbie of Scottdale, PA, Mark Lehman and his wife, Phyllis of Mount Pleasant, PA, Thomas Lehman and his wife, Carol of Scottdale, PA, Michael Lehman and his wife, Catherine of Mount Pleasant, PA. Please visit www.strifflerhamby.com to sign the on-line guest registry. Strifler: Kamby Dignity Ret.

1st Sgt. Grover C. "Barny" Barnhill January 5, 1932- October 7, 2005 PHENIX CITY, AL- Ret. 1st Sgt. Grover C.

"Barny" Barnhill, 73, of Phenix City, AL. died Friday, October 7, 2005 at Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at Main Post Cemetery with full military honors with the Rev. Gary Daniel officiating, according to Vance Memorial Chapel in Phenix City, AL.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 12 until 1 p.m. EDT prior to the service. The funeral procession will leave from the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Mr. Barnhill was born January 5, 1932 in Baker, and had lived here for the last forty years.

He was the son of the late Dan Barnhill and Olene Johnson Barnhill. He was retired from the United States Army with twenty four and a half years service. Mr. Barnhill served during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Era and was recipient of many accommodations and awards. He was a member of WilsonWilliams Masonic Lodge the Phenix City Shrine Club and Summerville United Methodist Church.

Mr. Barnhill was preceded in death by a daughter, Stasia Barnhill and a sister Perry Lee Smith. He is survived by his wife of fifty one years, Rosemary Crafton Barnhill of Phenix City. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Summerville United Methodist Church or the Valley Rescue Mission. VANCE MEMORIAL Chapel SCHOOL Improvement sought to attract students From C1 programs.

Here are the proposed budgets for other magnet high He said the district wants schools: Hardaway, to improve the magnets and Northside, Shaw, find ways make them more and Spencer, attractive to more students $152,160. Proposed magnet and to meet their needs. Dis- budgets for the middle trict officials are looking at schools include Arnold, students in magnet programs East Columbus, and comparing their success and Richards, with those in regular $116,831. VANCE MEMORIAL Chapel Call or visit Vicki Cross to discuss all your Pre Need options. This funeral home is locally owned operated by The Vance Family (334) 298-0668 (706) 323-8152 FREE Hearing Test Miracle Ear Caring Service Unheard Full Line of products of offer! Only $995 Sale Price Valid On The Miracle Ear Performer Comfort Style.

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