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  • Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:19:00 +0000: J.C. CONNAWAY - The Dodge County News
    J.C. Connaway, age 87, passed away on May 29, 2017 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
    A memorial celebration was held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Rollins Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Victor Cooper presiding and Reverend Milton Hughes officiating.
    Mr. Connaway was the son of the late Lewis Connaway and Vdella Walker Connaway of Empire, Georgia.
    Survivors include one daughter Maetta (Milton) Hughes of Dublin; two grandchildren, Cheryl Hughes and Kevin Hughes of Orlando, Florida; four great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; one sister, Rosa Chambers of West Palm Beach, Florida and one brother, Marvin Connaway of Eastman.
    Rollins Funeral Home of Eastman was in charge of arrangements.
  • Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:18:00 +0000: DONALD W. LEATHERBURY - The Dodge County News
    Donald C. Leatherbury, age 74, of Eastman passed away June 12, 2017.
    Memorial services will be held at a later date.
    Mr. Leatherbury is survived by his wife, Martha Leatherbury of Eastman; two daughters, Donna Leatherbury of Eastman and Dawn Brost (Casey) of Duluth and one grandson, Michael Brost.
    Hardy-Towns Funeral Home of Eastman is in charge of arrangements.
  • Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:15:00 +0000: MAYBELL STRICKLAND - The Dodge County News
    Maybell Strickland, age 61, of Rhine, died Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Serenity Place Hospice in Dublin.
    Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Rhine Baptist Church, with Reverend Ricky Gilmore and Mr. Charles Williamson officiating.
    Ms. Strickland was a lifelong resident of Dodge County, a member of First Freewill Baptist Church, a 1974 graduate of Dodge County High School and a former Certified Nursing Assistant for Heart of Georgia Nursing Home for many years. She was the daughter of the late Willie Clara Williamson Strickland and William Hansel Strickland. Ms. Strickland was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Strickland and Bob Strickland and one sister, Mary S. Dent.
    Survivors include two sisters, Verlie Peacock of Nashville and Clara Sawyer of Eastman; three brothers, Danny Strickland (Donna), John Strickland, both of Rhine and Charlie Strickland (Ann) of Dawsonville and one uncle, Charles Williams of Rhine.
    The family may be contacted at the residence of Danny Strickland, 1415 Old Jacksonville Hwy., in Rhine.
    Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home of Eastman has charge of arrangements.
  • Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:07:00 +0000: HAZEL PEACOCK BARTON - The Dodge County News
    Hazel Peacock Barton, age 66, of Eastman, died Monday, June 19, 2017 at Dodge County Hospital.
    Graveside memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Woodlawn Cemetery, with Sister Margaret Arthur officiating.
    Mrs. Barton was born in Bleckley County, of the Christian faith and a lifelong hair stylist and a seamstress for over 40 years. She was a former employee at C & J Manufacturing, Hanes, Inc. and Emily’s Cleaners. Mrs. Barton was a loving mother and grandmother who en- joyed shing and camping. She was daughter of the late Nancy Bacon Foskey and Louis A. Peacock, Sr., widow of Donald William Barton and was preceded in death by one daughter, Brandie Barton Tomlinson; one son, Greg Barton and three brothers, Carl E. Peacock, B.J. Peacock and Charles Peacock.
    Survivors include her husband, Donnie Brown of Eastman; two sons, Randy Barton (Julie) of Valdosta and David Barton of Douglas; two step-daughters, Jessie Coleman of Cochran and Amanda Hilliard (Jamie) of Rhine; one step-son, Donnie “Boomer” Brown of Eastman; nine grandchildren, Madison Lunsford, Brandon Lunsford, Cynthia Spires (Shad), Greg W. Barton, Michael Craw- ford, Ava Barton, Gracie Barton, Kalie Hulongbayan and Michael Hulongbayan; three sisters, Georgia Bridges (J.B.) of Dry Branch, Dianne Brown (Phil) of Eastman and Jean Darsey (Clinton) of Eatonton and two brothers, Louis A. Peacock, Jr. of Macon and H. Vernon Peacock of California.
    The family may be contacted at the residence of Donnie Brown, 81 Warehouse Drive, Eastman.
    Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home of Eastman has charge of arrangements.
  • Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:04:00 +0000: ALL-STARS WIN CHAMPIONSHIP - The Dodge County News

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