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2013-01-17 / Obituaries



James Douglas Belle died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. He was born April 19, 1949.

Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 13 at Williams Temple CME Church in Thomasville with Elder Thomas E. Jackson officiating. Interment followed at the Miles Chapel CME and Williams Temple CME Cemetery in Bashi.


Lonnie Pearl “Pat” Williams Gailes, 60, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 in Mobile. She was born May 17, 1952 and was a member of Gooden Hill Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Richmond Gailes of Putnam; three sons, Felix Gailes and Kemonte Gailes, both of Tuscaloosa and Roderick Gailes of Frisco, Texas and daughter, NiKisha Gailes of Putnam.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 12 at Gooden Hill Baptist Church. Interment followed at the church cemetery.


Frances Wilkes Johnson, 91, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 in Thomasville. She was born Sept. 1, 1921 and was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was an educator in the Clarke County and Thomasville City School systems.

She is survived by a host a nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 14 at St. Joseph Catholic. Interment followed at New Hope No. 1 Baptist Cemetery.

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