for April 1, 2002

Johnson 'Frankie Baby' Frank

Johnson "Frankie Baby" Frank, a native of New Orleans, La., died at South Georgia Medical Center Friday, March 29, 2002, at 3:50 a.m. He leaves to mourn one son, Frank Galloway; his mother, Marguerite Gray; one brother, Pastor Louis Johnson; three sisters, Vanessa Gray Martin, Teresa Gray and Leola Broussard; two brothers-in-law, Harold Martin Jr. and Albert Broussard; one devoted sister-in-law, Aletha Johnson. He also leaves to mourn one aunt, Lela Duskin, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Kelley Ministry, 100 Conoley St. All are welcome to attend. -- Steven Funeral Home

Gail K. Folsom

Gail K. Folsom, 56, of Hahira, died Saturday, March 30, 2002, at her home. She was born on July 5, 1945, in Berrien County to the late L.A. and Pauline Sirmons Kent and had lived in Lowndes County for many years. Mrs. Folsom had been a branch manager for Electrolux and was a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Raymond J. Folsom of Hahira; her children, Angie Massey of Pensacola, Fla., Jack Guest of Brinson, Jennifer Guest of of Valdosta, Joel Guest, Gail Fleming, Carol Stracener, all of Hahira and Kevin Folsom of Valdosta; her grandchildren, Josh, Brandi, B.J., Karlee Gail, Christi, Jennifer, Blake, Emily, Jordan, Casey, Amber and Austin; two great grandchildren, her brothers and sisters, Elva Shaw, Wendell Kent, Gene Kent, all of Nashville and Shirley McCoy, of Rincon; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Martin/McLane Funeral Home with Pastor Charlie Merwin and Rev. John Hendley officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery. -- Martin/ McLane Funeral Home of Hahira

Paul Jones Nix

Paul Jones Nix, 90, a longtime resident of Orlando, Fla., passed away in Dixie in the home he was born in and so loved. He was the son of Paul Austin Nix and Minnie Lee Jones of Dixie. After his parents died at an early age, he and his devoted sister, Minnie Winter, were reared by an aunt, Bessie E. Winter of Dixie, a former elementary school teacher and the first woman mail carrier east of the Mississippi River. In 1928, he moved to Orlando, Fla., where he met and married his beloved wife, Betty Montgomery. During World War II he flew in the Air Transport Command as a flight engineer. After the war, he was a pilot for Pan American Airlines. On returning from the war, he, along with Herbert Black, established Nix and Black Wheel Alignment Co. of Orlando. He became a charter member of the Orlando County Club, where he served on the board of directors, and was a member of civic organizations. He was an avid golf enthusiast and formed many close friendships through the years. He was also an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Orlando. After moving to Dixie during the latter years of his life, he became a garden enthusiast who enjoyed landscaping and gardening. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Betty Montgomery and cousins Edward Austin Jones and Carl Winter Jones. Survivors include a sister, Minnie Andrews of Quitman, Joe (Patty) Nix of Atlanta, Harriette and Elizabeth Jones of Dixie, Jerry Jones (Evans) Plowden of Albany and several cousins. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. today in Dixie Cemetery with the Rev. James Holton, Rev. James Hewett and Rev. James Siler officiating. The family will receive friends at the home of Elizabeth Jones immediately following the service. -- Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home

Joy Elaine Pittman

Joy Elaine Pittman, 52, of Jennings, Fla. passed away Saturday, March 30, 2002, at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, following a brief illness. The Seattle, Wash., native was a homemaker and member of Jennings Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 33 years, James Pittman; two sons, Jamie and Jeremy Pittman; two daughters, Joanne Bennett and Jaclyn Ball, all of Jennings, Fla.; three brothers, Roy Miller of Washington, Jerry Miller of Montana, and Billy Miller of Calif

ornia; two sisters, Susan Hoglund and Lora Goddrey, both of Washington; seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Jennings Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Sassers Landing Cemetery near Jennings. The family will receive friends between 6-8 p.m. tonight at Harry T. Reid Funeral Home in Jasper, Fla. -- Harry T. Reid Funeral Home

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