for Thurs., Sept. 26, 2002

Tracy Lynn Bell

VALDOSTA -- Tracy Lynn Bell, 39, of Polk City, Fla., passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, in an Asheville Hospital. She was born in Warner Robins, the daughter of Donald Marion Woodward of Mt. Gilead, Ohio and Carolyn Jeanelle Grantham Williams and her stepfather James Williams of Otto, N.C. She was a homemaker, a kind loving sister, daughter, wife and mother. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 15 years, John Ray Bell; one daughter, Crystal Lynn Bell of the home; one sister, Dixie Carol Thomas of Franklin, N.C.; half sister, Dawn Marie Woodward of Mt. Gilead, Ohio; two brothers, Robert Donald Woodward of Clayton and Jerry Lee Norton of Rome; a number of nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Ann Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27 in the chapel of Lovein Funeral Home in Nashville. Burial will be in Vickers Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Lovein Funeral Home. -- Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville

James M. 'Jim' Futch Sr.

HAHIRA -- James M. "Jim" Futch Sr., 58, of Hahira, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at his home after a sudden illness. He was born on Oct. 6, 1943, to the late Lewie M. and Ruby Hamm Futch and was a lifelong resident of Lowndes and Cook counties. Mr. Futch was the owner of Futch Contracting Inc. and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He had served on the Georgia Council of Indian Affairs, the Georgia Workforce Board and a member of the TAMA Creek Indian Tribe. Survivors include his wife, Linda Futch of Hahira; one son, Mark Futch of Hahira; one daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Tim Sellers of Cook County; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Elaine and Ray Reed, Mildred Brooks, all of Hahira, Kathy and Johnny Lightsey of Lake Park. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27 in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home with Evans McMullen officiating. Burial will follow in Futch Cemetery in Cook County. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, P.O. Box 1727, Valdosta, GA 31603-1727. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home

Margaret Hatcher Wagner

VALDOSTA-- Margaret Hatcher Wagner, 67, of Valdosta, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 27 in Oaklawn Cemetery in Fort Valley. Father Ingeman will officiate. Mrs. Wagner was born in Fort Valley to the late Elizabeth Hall and M. Felton Hatcher Jr. She had lived in Valdosta since 1976. She attended Stetson University and graduated from the University of Richmond with a BA in English, worked for the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, Belgium and also lived in New York. She was a member of the MS Society and Colonial Dames and Christ Episcopal Church in Valdosta. A special place she enjoyed was the Lowndes Art Center in Valdosta. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph Wagner. She is survived by three children, Karl Wagner of Macon, Graeme Wagner of Atlanta, Kibby Wagner of Atlanta; five grandchildren, Marnie Wagner, Carrie Wagner, Tate Godwin, Stetson Godwin, Drew Wagner; two sisters, Mary Lynde Way and her husband Bub of Hawkinsville; Beth Wright of Tallahassee, Fla.; numerous close friends and a team of very special caretakers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Georgia Chapter, 12 Perimeter Center East, Suite 1200, Atlanta, GA 30346. -- Rooks Funeral Home, Fort Valley

Margrett Ethelene Jarvis Wilson

LOVETT, Fla. -- Margrett Ethelene Jarvis Wilson, 84, died at home in Lovett Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, after a very long illness. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 27 in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery in Madison County, Fla. Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Beggs Funeral Home in Madison, Fla. She was born in Clyattville on March 25, 1918, to the late George W. and Bessie Willis Sadler. She lived most of her life in Madison County, Fla. She retir

ed from Metal Products after 32 years of service. She was a member of Union Baptist Church in Quitman. She was the greatest mama and grandma in the world and a friend to anyone she met. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dee Wyche Jarvis. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Juanita and Henry Cason; one son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Paula Jarvis; four grandchildren, Karen Higginbotham, David and Soneyda Jarvis, Dee Jarvis; four great-grandchildren, Jessica Higginbotham, Elainie, David Walter, (D.W.) and Erin Jarvis, all of Lovett; four sisters, Pauline Touchton, Joyce Williams and Mavaline Lloyd of Valdosta, Mayo Kirschenmann, Pierre, S.D.; three brothers, R.C., Leighton and Russell Sadler, Valdosta; a dear sister-in-law, Lucy Mae Jarvis, Cherry Lake, Fla.; a dear brother-in-law, Tom Jarvis, Jacksonville, Fla.; and a host of nieces and nephews. -- Beggs Funeral Home, Madison

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