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Obituaries - Feb. 5, 2008

Edwin Masters

Edwin Masters, 75, of Jackson, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008. He was born in Summrall, Miss., to the late Willie Matthew and Bonnie L. Masters. He was also preceded in death by two brothers.

Mr. Masters was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. He worked at Bellamy Strickland as a driver for the past 10 years, and loved the company and the people. His brotherhood was his co-worker drivers. He was a member of the "Breakfast Club" at Mrs. Winners, was a wine maker, loved to fish, enjoyed flower-and-vegetable gardening, animals, playing the card game "Rummy" and watching football. He never met a stranger, was a friend to all; could find fun anywhere and was a practical joker. But mostly,he loved his family, his grandchildren and his church family.

Mr. Masters is survived by his wife, Helen L. Masters; daughter, Rhonda Lynn Masters, daughter and son-in-law, Sloane L. and Bobby Jinks, all of Jackson; two grandchildren, Megan Lynn Jinks and Peyton Logan Jinks; siblings, Betty Guaraggi, of New Orleans, James Masters, of Lumberton, Miss., Linda and Jimmy Abercrombie, of Seminary, Miss., Brenda and John Foster, of Lumberton, Miss. Also surviving are the adopted family, Jack and Donna McCall, of Stockbridge.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Bethany Baptist Church. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service. Officiating is Rev. Al O'Quinn. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Those who wish, may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, (770) 914-1414.

Debra Allen-Anderson

Mrs. Debra Allen-Anderson, 45, of Stockbridge, passed away, Feb. 3, 2008. Funeral plans will be anounced later. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700, www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com

Pat Myrick

Pat Myrick, 69, of Jonesboro, passed away on Feb. 3, 2008. Ms. Myrick was retired from the Georgia Regional Hospital and is a member of Abiding Grace Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her granddaughter, Stephanie and her husband, Josh Sherrod; sister, Nancy Thomas and her husband, Frank G. Burgess, and Barbara Thomas Smith; three great-grandchildren, Carla, Joshua and Jared Sherrod, and aunt, Lillian Estes.

Funeral service for Ms. Myrick will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 11a.m., at Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel, with the Rev. Jonathan E. Scharf officiating. Interment will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m., at Westover Cemetery in Augusta, Ga. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home. Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel, (770) 474-1231.

Glenice I. Mayo

Glenice I. Mayo, 76, of Jonesboro, a native of Waterville, Maine, died Feb. 4, 2008.

She is survived by her husband, James; daughter, Cynthia Mayo Carroll, of Newnan; son Craig Mayo, of Jonesboro; two grandchildren, April Nichelle Hayes and Travis Austin Carroll; two great-grandchildren; brother, Keith Noyes, of Albion, Maine and sister, Jenny Rood, of Waterville, Maine. Also several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, from Ward's Fairview Chapel, with Interment at Fairview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday. Arrangements by Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel, 376 Fairview Rd. Stockbridge, Ga., 30281, (770) 474-1231.