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Wednesday, February 23,1994 "H0u5t0n Tmes-Jouma!
Ray G. Basham
FORT VALLEY-Ray G. Basham, 63, of Fort Valley, died Sunday,
Feb. 20, 1994 at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Bom in
Kentucky, Mr. Basham had resided in middle Ga. for the last 18 years. He
was retired from Continental Can Company and was a member of Evangel
Assembly of God in Macon. Mr. Basham was aU. S. Army veteran who
served in the Korean War. He was an Ordained Deacon for 36 years. He
was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ed. C. Basham of Owensboro,
Kentucky. Survivors: wife, D. Mickey Basham of Fort Valley;
daughters, Robin Taylor of Bonaire and Denise Cloud of Sevierville,
Tennessee; sister, Carlene Mallay of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two
brothers, Rannie C. Basham of Puducah, Kentucky and Harold E. Basham
of Owensboro, Kentucky; sons-in-law, Ronnie L. Taylor of Bonaire and
Michael D. Cloud of Sevierville, Tenn.; and six grandchildren.
Services: Will be held Wednesday, Feb. 23, 1994 at the Evangel
Assembly of God, Edna Place in Macon at 1 p.m. The body will be
placed in the church an hour before services. A viewing was held on
Tuesday, Feb. 22,1994 at 12 noon. Snow’s Memorial Chapel in Macon
has charge of arrangements.
Tylon Terril Dixon
Tylon Terril Dixon, the infant son of Timothy Dixon Jr. and Jennifer
Harris of 1310 Whipple St, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 1994 in a local
hospital. Survivors: other than the parents, brothers and sisters,
Chaquita Harris, Sharron Martin, Fredrick Martin and Fred Martin, all of
Perry; grandparents, Betty Ruth Webb of Florida, Mary Dixon and
Timothy Dixon Sr., both of Perry; great-grandmother, Freddie Mae Culler
Services: Will be held Wednesday, Feb. 23,1994 in the Richardson
Funeral Home at 4 p.m. Burial will take place in the Mount Olive
Cemetery. The Rev. Darrell Harris will officiate.
Yates Green, 80, of 1910 Northside Rd., died Sunday, Feb. 20,1994 at
the Perry hospital. Bom in Baldwin County, he was the son of the late
Walter C. Green and the late Pearl Stiles Green. Mr. Green was the
President and operator of the New Perry Hotel and had resided in Perry for
the past 50 years. He was an Army World War II veteran and was married
to Nannette Green of Perry. Mr. Green was a member of the Perry
Chamber of Commerce and had been very active on the tourism committee
and the Highway 41 Travel Association. He received the Seabie Hickson
Community Service Award in 1980. Mr. Green was a member of the
Perry Kiwanis Club and was a former Man of the Year. He built, and was
the former owner of the Quality Inn in Perry. Mr. Green was a longtime
member of the Perry United Methodist Church and had served on the
Administrative Board and was a member of the Men’s Bible Class. He was
a former Director at the Bank of Perry, a member of the American Legion,
a Mason and Shriner. Survivors: wife, Nannette Green of Perry;
brothers, Walter C. Green of Houston, Texas, Thomas R. Green of
Atlanta, Robert H. Green of Milledgeville and Harold Green of Perry.
Services: Were held Tuesday, Feb. 22, 1994 in the Perry United
Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. in
Milledgeville. The officiating clergy was Dr. Marcus Tripp and Chris
Murrell. Watson-Hunt Funeral Home in Perry had charge of arrangements.
The family suggests contributions be made to The Methodist Children's
Home P.O. Box 2525. Macon, Ga. 31297.
Pattie Stalnaker Pratt
BYRON-Pattie Stalnaker Pratt, 81, of Byron, died Monday, Feb. 21,
1994. Bom in Houston County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph
P. and Alma Hartley Stalnaker. Pattie was a life long resident of Houston
County and was a member of the Byron United Methodist Church.
Survivors: son, Jerry Pratt of Byron; sisters, Mrs. John Tucker of
Warner Robins, Mrs. Warren Newell of Powersville and Mrs. Earl Adams
of Dalton; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services: Will be held Wednesday, Feb. 23, 1994 in the Byron
United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Burial will take place in the Byron
City Cemetery. The Revs. Claude Cook and Johnny Salono will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Byron City
Cemetery, Byron, Ga. 31008. Watson-Hunt Funeral Home in Perry has
charge of arrangements.
MARSHALLVILLE-Edith Shanks, 84, of Rt. 1 Marshallville, died
Friday, Feb. 18,1994 in the Oaks Nursing Home in Marshallville. Bom
in Dallas, she was a retired registered nurse and had resided in Marshallville
for the past 3 years. Survivors: stepson, Bob Shanks of Marshallville;
stepdaughter, Elizabeth Ann Gales of Dallas Texas; granddaughter,
A total of 1,525 University of
Georgia students completed
requirements for their degrees at the
end of fall quarter, 1993.
They are eligible to participate
in the University's annual
commencement exercises on June
17, 1994. Students from Perry
who finished degree requirements
fall quarter are: Kristi Lynne Biles,
Patrick Hall Buice, James Mitchell
Hunter, Alton Fulton Johnson Jr.,
Cassandra Deanna Mercer, David
Platt Mills Jr. and John Garrett
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Marianne Shanks Ross of Perry; and two great-grandsons.
Services: Graveside services were held Saturday, Feb. 19,1994 in the
Marshallville City Cemetery at 4 p.m. Watson-Hunt Funeral Home in
Perry had charge of arrangements.
DECATUR-Nannell Lawrence, 75, died Thursday, Feb. 17,1994 in an
Atlanta nursing home. Bom in Perry, she was the daughter of the late
Hude Samuel Smith and the late Minnie Peavy. She was a nurse
anesthetist Survivors: husband, Eugene Jackson Lawrence of Decatur;
children, Mark Jackson Lawrence of Decatur and Jane Elizabeth Dunn of
Kuna, Idaho; sisters, Margaret S. Alford of Palmetto and Edna S. Hopper
ofUnadilla; and two grandchildren.
Services: Were held Monday, Feb. 21, 1994 in the College Pari:
Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. Burial took place in Westview Abbey,
Atlanta. Dr. Martin M. Huggins Sr. and the Rev. Carl Smith officiated.
Christopher Wiliiam Nipper
LOUISIANA-Christopher (Chris) William Nipper, 31, of Pineville,
Louisiana, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 1994 in Rapides General Hospital in
Alexandria of injuries sustained in an automobile accident Bran in
Macon, he lived in Deßary, Fla. most of his life, moving to Pineville
three years ago. Chris was a Baptist Survivors: wife, Suzanne
Nipper of Pineville; mother, Martha and stepfather, Thomas Hapney of
Orange City, Fla.; father, Charles Nipper of Dublin; two brothers, Kevin
Nipper of Pineville and Philip Hubbard of Deßary, Fla.; grandparents,
Ruby and Melvin Nelson of Perry.
Services: Graveside services were held at the Tioga Cemetery at 11
a.m. on Feb. 3, 1994 with Dr. Joe Sharp officiating. Hixson Brothers
Funeral Home in Pineville had charge of arrangements.
Moment Of Silence
U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell (R-
Ga.) today cast two Senate votes to
ensure that the U.S. Constitution
does not infringe on a student's
rights to a moment of silence or
prayer in school.
Amendment No. 1382 sponsored
by Senator Jesse Helms (R-N.C.)
states that "No funds made available
through the Department of
Education under Goals 2000 shall
be available to any state or local
educational agency which has a
policy of denying, or which
effectively prevents participation in
prayer in public schools by
individuals on a voluntary basis.”
The Helms amendment passed
75 to 22.
Amendment No. 1383 sponsored
by Senator John Danforth (R-Mo.)
states that "It is the sense of the
Senate that local educational
agencies should encourage a brief
period of daily silence for students
for the purpose of contemplating
their aspirations; for considering
what they hope and plan to
accomplish that day; for
considering how their own actions
of that day will affect themselves
and others around them, including
their schoolmates, friends and
families; for drawing strength from
whatever personal moral or
religious beliefs or positive values
they hold; and for such other
introspection and reflection as will
help them develop and prepare them
for achieving the goals of this bill."
The Danforth amendment passed
78 to 8.
"I strongly believe that there
should be a relationship between
what a candidate says when running
Member Mortgage Bankers
Association of Georgiy
for office and what he or she does if
elected to office. Throughout my
campaign I pledged my support for
a moment of silence or prayer in
schools and I have worked today to
deliver on that promise," said
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