Monthly Archives: March 2014

Sally Cox Burroughs [10/13/1919 – 03/31/2014]

Sally Cox BurroughsSally Cox Burroughs Sally Cox Burroughs, age 94, of Americus, died at Perfect Care Monday, March 31, 2014. A native of Americus, she was born October 13, 1919, the daughter of the late Tom Mathew and Laura Fulbright Cox. Mrs. Burroughs was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Adult Sunday School Class, Salem Saints, United Methodist Women, Dogwood Garden Club, United Daughters of the Confederacy and Daughters of the American Revolution. She retired from Manhattan Shirt Company after 38 years of employment. She was president of the Local Union #226 and Vice-President and Political Action Chairman of Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Mrs. Burroughs was an avid gardener and she loved traveling and cooking. Services will be held Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at 1:00 PM at Salem United Methodist Church with Rev. Lawrence Wiggins officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Andersonville National Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 903 Upper River Rd., Americus, GA 31709 or to the Sumter Humane Society, 108 Industrial Blvd., Americus, Ga. 31719. Survivors include a daughter, Connie Saunders of Americus; a son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Karen Pratt of Americus; four sisters, Alma Camp of Americus, Dot Barnette of Greer, SC, Rena Deriso of Americus and Rosa Preskitt of Americus; two brothers, Agustus “Gus” Cox of Leesburg and Jack Cox of Americus; three grandchildren, Pam Saunders of Charleston, SC, Melissa Meyer of Nantucket, Mass., and Anna Howard of Athens; and also a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Burroughs and a sister, Martha Garrett.

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William David Chapman

William David (Buddy) Chapman, 81, passed away today, March 31, 2014 at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Al. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11 AM  EST in the Blakely Cemetery. Rev. Jay Reppert officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday morning from 10  AM until 10:45 AM EST.

Buddy was born Early Co., Ga. July 1, 1932 to the late Joe Chapman and Millie Sue Gill Chapman. He was a member of Westview United Methodist Church in Blakely and was retired from Swift Textile Co. and Dothan Securities as a Security Guard.  He also served in the U.S. Army. Other than his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Ruby Lee Cox Chapman,  a brother Bobby Chapman and by 4 sisters  Helen Smith, Earlene Stagg, Sandra Lawson and Daphene Chapman.

Buddy is survived by a sister Melba (Sissy) Grimsley and husband Chuck of Headland, Al. and by several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews that loved their “Uncle Buddy”. 


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Alice Holt

Alice Marie Billingsley Holt, 73, of Scaly Mountain, North Carolina. Died Saturday March 29, 2014 at her residence, in Scaly Mountain. She was born September 9, 1940 in Scaly Mountain, North Carolina., to the late Jim and Lillie Brown Billingsley. She had spent most of her life in Scaly Mountain. She was the wife of the late Tom Lee Holt. Mrs. Holt was a homemaker and was a member of the Flats Middle Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons; Steve Holt (Debbie) of Scaly Mtn., and Jamie Holt (Miranda) of Scaly Mtn. Two brothers; Gene Billingsley and Homer Billingsley of Scaly Mtn., and two sisters; Ruth Vinson and Gail Head of Scaly Mtn., NC. Five grandchildren, Matthew, Tom, Hannah, Sally and Jacob also survive. Funeral Services will be Wednesday April 2, 2014 2:00 P.M. at the Flats Middle Creek Baptist Church in Scaly Mountain, North Carolina., with Rev. Cale Stancil officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. The body is at Hunter Funeral Home where family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday night April 1, 2014. The family is at the home on Baily Road, Scaly Mtn. NC. Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An on-line obituary and guest register is available at

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