for August 6, 2002

Elizabeth Tucker Hooks

MACON -- Elizabeth T. Hooks, 90, wife of the late R.G. (Bobby) Hooks, of Macon, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002. Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 3 at Highland Hills Baptist Church. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Highland Hills Baptist Church. Mrs. Hooks was a member of Highland Hills Baptist Church and the Seekers of Truth Sunday School Class. She was the past president of the Georgia PEO and a volunteer for several civic organizations. Survivors include a daughter, Beth Whitton of Athens; son, Robert G. Hooks Jr. of McDonough; sister, Corinne Dykes of Hawkinsville; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. -- Hart's Mortuary, Macon

Rev. McClenon Nail Sr.

HOMERVILLE -- The Rev. McClenon Nail Sr., 94, of Homerville, passed away early Monday morning at the Portsbridge Hospice, Conyers, following an extended illness. The Rev. Nail led an active life and made numerous contributions to his family, the church, the community, and the many for whom he prayed. He came to Clinch County from Emanuel County, in 1926 starting his career as a barber and worked until 1993 when he retired. He and his deceased wife, Ella Mae Cowart Nail owned and operated Ella Mae's Florist in Homerville for many years. He was an ordained minister and pastored several churches in the South Georgia area during a period of approximately 50 years. He was a member of the Lang Memorial Baptist Church and was the son of the late Thomas Ellegy Nail and Christian Moseley Nail. He was preceded in death by six brothers, Warren Nail, Elman Nail, Ollington Nail, Jerry Nail, Sullivant Nail and Telfair Nail. Survivors are his wife, Annie Belle Nail, Homerville; one daughter, Mary Lynn Ayers, Homerville; two sons, McClenon Nail Jr., Covington, Joe Myron Nail, Decatur, one stepdaughter, Dorothy McDonald, Homerville; one sister, Enola Desch, Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren, Kim Howell and Jimmy Nail, Covington, Marianne Beverstein, Columbia, Mo., Bobby Nail, Douglasville, and Lisa Smith, Richmond Hill; 10 great-grandchildren; and several other relatives. Funeral services for the Rev. Nail will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Homerville Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be held in Lang Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Nail will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today with visitation after 6 p.m. The Rev. Nail will be carried to the church one hour prior to the services. -- Roundtree Funeral Home of Homerville

Tony Recenello

VALDOSTA -- Tony Recenello, 96, of Valdosta, passed away on Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at Smith Northview Hospital following declining health for several years. Mr. Recenello was born in New York and had lived in the Valdosta area for the last 56 years. He was a cook supervisor at the Dining Hall at Moody AFB for many years before his retirement. He was one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Davis Recenello; his daughter and son-in-law, Constance and Bobby Johnson; granddaughter, Brianna Johnson; two sisters, Francesca Rescenito, N.J., and Carmelina Recenello, Salerno Italy; many beloved nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, North Forrest Street. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the Carson McLane Funeral Home. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home

John Robert Sheets

VALDOSTA -- John Robert Sheets, 71, of Valdosta, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at his home after a short illness. He was born on Oct. 13, 1930, in St. Louis, Mo., to the late John Robert Sheets Sr. and Lillian Elizabeth Hopgood Sheets. Mr. Sheets retired from McDonnell-Douglas Corporation where he worked as a quality control engineer. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, helped with the Senior Adult Ministry, taught Sunday School, was a Hospice Volunteer Chaplain, Break Bread volunteer and a member of Harbor Lights Society. He also served in the U.S. Air Force. Survivors inc

lude his wife, Dorothy Ard Sheets of Valdosta; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Mike Carey of Valdosta; son and daughter-in-law, Michael L. and Teresa Sheets, Covington; six grandchildren, Melissa Sheets Worton, Amy Sheets, Robert Sheets, Rachel Carey Craft, Amanda Carey, Rebekah Sheets; four great-grandchildren, Brittany Worton, Brian Worton, Brookelynn Worton, Alexus Craft; mother and stepfather, Lillian and Ralph Burnett, Woodlawn, Ill.; stepchildren and spouse, Gary Ard, Ray City, Debra and Mickey DeLoach, Valdosta, Gayle Ard Kovach, Summerville, S.C.; seven stepgrandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James W. and Clora Dean Bradley of Houston, Texas; stepsister and stepbrother-in-law, Sandra and Truman Hart of Woodlawn, Ill. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lanelle B. Sheets and son, Robert Wayne Sheets. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. Ken Hall and the Rev. Bob Willis officiating. Burial will follow in McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of South Georgia, P.O. Box 1727, Valdosta, GA 31603. Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Carson McLane Funeral Home. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home

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