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Billy Ray Stokley
Mr. Billy Ray Stokley died Friday, August 28, 2020 at his home in Soperton.
Mr. Stokley, 59, was the son of the late Edward George & Marvene Parlier Stokley. He was born in Atlanta, was a high school graduate and was disabled. He lived in Atlanta before moving to Soperton to be closer to his daughter. Mr. Stokley was a Christian.
He is survived by his two daughters, Deidre & Angela Stokley; sister, Connie Stokley and six grandchildren, Valeri, Hailey, Shawns, Angel, William and Landon.
A Memorial Service will be held later by the family.
Marella White McLendon
Graveside services for Ms. Marella White McLendon will be held Thursday morning, August 20, 2020 at 11 AM in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Norristown. Reverend Jack Stafford will officiate. Ms. McLendon died Monday, August 17, 2020 at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin, GA.
Ms. McLendon, 78, was the daughter of the late Otis & Sally White. She was born in the Cedar Grove Community of Laurens County and had lived most of her life in Emanuel County. She was a retired home healthcare provider, was an active member of the Norristown Revival Center and she loved her church family. Her three brothers, Isem, Oscar & Truman White, all preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Isaac McLendon; three sons, James (Betty) Paul of Gray, Eugene Coleman and Stacy McLendon, both of Adrian; stepson, Thaxton McLendon of Norristown; daughter, Pamela (Steve) Anderson of Adrian; sister, Sybil (James) Amerson of Rentz; 14 grandchildren, Brandi McDaniel, Sierra Anderson, Cameron Anderson, Caitlin McLendon, Hayden McLendon, Steven McLendon, Kevin McLendon, Terry McLendon, Chad McLendon, Tee McLendon, Jeanna Paul, Hannah Paul, CJ Paul & Jaycee Paul and eight great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends in the cemetery beginning at 10:15 AM.
Ernestine Page Watts
Graveside services for Ms. Ernestine Page Watts will be held Tuesday morning, August 11, 2020 at 11 AM in Westview Cemetery in Soperton. Reverend Aaron Moncrief will officiate. Ms. Watts died Sunday, August 9, 2020.
Ms. Watts, 80, was the daughter of the late Ernest & Ruby Stanley Page. She was born in Soperton and was a lifelong resident of Treutlen County. She was a graduate of Soperton High School, a retired seamstress for Soperton Manufacturing Company and a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Treutlen County. Her husband of 53 years, Herbert Ellis Watts; two brothers, Franklin Page & Ray Page and sister, Marianne Page Garnto, all preceded her in death.
She is survived by her son, Jeff (Tonia) Watts of Soperton; two daughters, Sherri (Roy) Phillips of Soperton and Cheryl Hutchison of Lawrenceville; sister, Laureta Page Hansel of Soperton; three grandchildren, Stephanie (Brandon) Roberson, Jeffrey Watts and Lacey Phillips; two great grandchildren, Stahsie Roberson & Stetson Roberson and her faithful companion, Dash.
Visitation will be held Tuesday morning at the funeral home from 9:45-10:45 AM.
Ms. Barbara B. Epps
Ms. Barbara Brown Epps died Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Treutlen Health/Rehab in Soperton.
Ms. Epps, 91, was the daughter of the late George & Birbie Weaver Brown. She was born in Toomsboro, GA, was a high school graduate, received a nursing degree and was Baptist by Faith.
She is survived by two sons, Larry Dean and Ray Epps; sister, Doris Brown Poole of Cumming, GA; niece, Joyce Lewis of Vidalia and nephew, Shelton Hill of Dothan, AL.
Ms. Epps will be laid to rest beside her father in the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery in Toomsboro, GA.