James E. Smith

1951 - March 8, 2024

MR. JAMES EDISON SMITH, age73, of Milan, GA, died Friday, March 8, 2024, at the Dodge County Hospital in Eastman.

Funeral services will be held at Southerland Funeral Chapel at 3:00PM Tuesday, March 12, 2024, with Rev. Billy Baker and Rev. Aubrey Corbitt officiating with interment in Sweet Home Baptist Church Cemetery in Chauncey.

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Edwina Kirkpatrick

1949 - March 6, 2024

MRS. MARY EDWINA MORGAN KIRKPATRICK, age 75, of Kingston, GA, died Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Dodge County Hospital.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

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Vanessa Rozar Couey

1959 - March 1, 2024

VANESSA ROZAR COUEY, of Decatur, GA, died on her sixty-fifth birthday on Friday, March 1.

She was born and raised outside of Eastman, GA, and lived there until 2017, when she moved to Decatur. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Eastman and a committed Christian. Vanessa held a variety of jobs over her life, but her true calling was as a mother. Nothing brought her greater happiness than making other people happy, and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

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At3 Jake Robert Jones

2001 - February 23, 2024

AT3 JAKE ROBERT JONES, age 23, of Norfolk, VA, formerly of Eastman, GA, died Friday, February 23, 2024, in Norfolk, VA.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, March 2, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with LT. Richard Senter officiating.

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Kip Burnham

1990 - February 23, 2024

KIP JACKSON BURNHAM, age 33, of Eastman, GA, died Friday, February 23, 2024.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Monday, February 26, at Southerland Funeral Chapel with Rev. Charles Burnam officiating, and interment in Orphans Cemetery.

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Julie German

1963 - February 16, 2024

MRS. JULIE ANN McCRANIE GERMAN, age 60, of Eastman, GA, died Friday, February 16, 2024, surrounded by her family, whom she loved so dearly.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Monday, February 19, at Fairhaven Baptist Church, with Rev. Lewis Miller and Rev. Karen Cheek officiating, with interment in Fairhaven Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Lee Ann Murphy

1972 - February 13, 2024

MRS. LEE ANN PURVIS MURPHY, age 51, of Mitchell, GA, formerly of Eastman, GA, died Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at her residence.

A celebration of life service will be held 3:00PM Sunday, March 17, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Arnold Rye officiating.

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Bobby Griffin

1942 - February 7, 2024

MR. BOBBY SPENCER GRIFFIN, age 81, of Chester, GA, died Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at Fairview Park Hospital, in Dublin, GA.

​Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 10, at Chester Baptist Church, with Rev. Sterling Averett and Rev. Ricky Gilmore officiating, with interment in Middle Ground Church Cemetery

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Chris Fountain

1970 - February 3, 2024

JOHN CHIRSTOPHER “CHRIS” FOUNTAIN, age 53, of Eastman, GA, died Saturday, February 3, 2024, in Columbus, GA.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00AM Thursday, February 8, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Mr. Dennis McCranie officiating.

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Linda Southerland

1948 - February 5, 2024

MRS. LINDA ESTES SOUTHERLAND, age 75, of Chester, died Monday, February 5, 2024, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele, GA.

Funeral services will be held at Southerland Funeral Chapel at 2:00PM, Friday, February 9, 2024, with Rev. Craig Minor officiating, with interment in Pleasant Olive Cemetery in Chester, GA.

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