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PAGE 6-A HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, AUG. 19, 2004 Donations Help Cancer Victim The West Central Georgia community is rallying around Becky Veal, a 29 year old woman with renal cancer that has now spread to her breast. "I need surgery and I have no insurance. If you can help it will be greatly appreciat- ed," she said this week. Donations may be made to the Flag Bank Becky Veal Fund, P.O. Box 669, 111 High St., Hogansville, GA 30230. Virginia Billingsley Wflliamson June 23, 1947 - August 13, 2004 Tweenagers Memher at Antioch Baptist Virginia Billingsley Williamson, 57, of Hogansville, died Friday, Aug. 13, at Hospice LaGrange. The funeral service was held at Antioch Baptist Church in Hogansviile. Rev. Wesley Boatman and Rev. Jimmy Minter offi- ciated and interment was in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville. Mrs. Williamson was born June 23, 1947, in Calhoun County, AL, and had lived in Hogansville since 1964. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir and the Tweenagers, and directed Christmas plays and Vacation Bible School for many years. She served as a bus driver for the Troup County School System for ten years. Survivors include her husband, Donnie Williamson of Hogansville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Angle and David Fountain of Winston and Karen Gilbert of LaGrange; three sons, Brandon Wflliamson, Mike Williamson, and Tim Wflliamson, all of Hogansville; her mother, Wilma Minter Billingsley of LaGrange; three sisters and their husbands, Doris and Joseph Almand of LaGrange, Betty and Richard Avery of Pine Mountain, and Cindy Adams of Hogansville; ' five brothers and their wives, Donald and Linda Billingsley and Charles and Lea Billingsley, of Pine Mountain, Kenneth and Judy Billingsley of Five Points, AL, Frank Bfllingsley and Neal Bfllingsley, both of LaGrange; and five grandchildren, Brandi Sharman, Kaitlyn Gilbert, Caleb Gilbert, Kaison Gilbert, and Mallorie Fountain. She was preceded in death by her father, Sam N. Billingsley. The Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of Hogansville was in charge of arrangements. Rebecca Webb Sellers March 26, 1934 - August 16, 2004 "lYoup County Homemaker 9~ Rebecca Webb Selier~, 70; of LaGrange, "died Saturday, Aug. 14, atHospice LaGrange. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Monday, Aug, 16, in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. Rev. Bill King, Sr. officiated and interment was in Meadoway Gardens in LaGrange. Pallbearers were Christopher Sellers, William Sellers, Wes Jordan, Tim Cheatham, Ronald Robertson, and Eddie McCullough. Mrs. Sellers was born March 26, 1~34, in Columbia, AL, daughter of the late Jeptha and Dora Cantrell Webb. She lived in Troup County most of her life and was a homemak- er. Survivors include four sons, Mike Sellers and his wife, Brenda, of Hogansville, Jody Sellers, Marvin Sellers, and Wendell Sellers, all of LaGrange; a daughter in-law, Marie Sellers of LaGrange; two sisters, Claudie Henderson of Dothan, AL and MaRie Lula Toole of Smith Station, AL; one brother, Howard (Jabo) Webb of West Point; 13 grand- children and 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was pre- ceded in death by her husband, James A. Sellers, and a son, Johnny Sellers. The Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of Hogansville was in charge of arrangements. Steve L. Nelson May 8, 1963 - August 15, 2004 R & R Parts and Service Owner Steve L. Nelson, 41, of Moreland, died Sunday, Aug. 1S, at his home. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 18, at the graveside in LuthersviUe Cemetery, with Michael I.~udermilk officiating. Pallbearers were Cedrick Martin, Ronnie Sibley, Chris Chambers, Brian Nelson, Corey I~udermilk, and Casey McWater. Mr. Nelson was born May 8, 1963, in Douglasville, son of the late Leon Baite Nelson and the late Claudine Owens Nelson. He had lived in the Moreland and Luthersville area for 23 years and owned and operated R and R Parts and Service Company. Survivors include his wife, Tammy Peardon Nelson; one daughter, Sabrina Angelstar Nelson; two sons, Sean Lindsey Nelson and Adam Patrick Nelson, all of Moreland; six sisters, Gloria Chambers of LaGrange, Susanne Nelson of McDonough, Elizabeth Ogles of Dallas, Tina Bedingfield of Walnut Grove, Candyq-D6tiflermilR~ of Riverdale, and Tammy Stephens of Walnut Grove; one brother, Richard Nelson of Waco; one grandson, Sean Landon Nelson; and fif- teen nieces and nephews. The Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of Hogansville was in charge of arrangements. READY TO MEET - The General Daniel Newnan Chapter will hold its next this Sur~lay, August 21, in Newnan. 9:30 a.m. at St Paul's. The featured speaker forl meeting will beDorris Howell, Georgia State Chairman for NSDAR Insignia. ship fundraiser Luncheon will follow the meeting. The General Daniel Newnan serves Meriwether, Coweta, and Fayette Counties. The NSDAR welcomes any 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, Who can al descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. For membership and meeting mation contact Membership Chair, Jeannine Jackson @ 770-253-6517. Hunter Safety Classes Slated in Area Aug. Get ready for the upcom- ing hunting season by regis- tering for a hunter education course. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division will be offering hunter edu- cation classes this season. There will be a class held at the West Georgia Tech, 303 Fort Drive, at the Callaway Center in LaGrange on Saturday, Aug. 21 from 8 a.m. ~t~S p:m.,&Lt~g~ sack lunch ,~ff you desire, . Anyone wishing to take this course must now pre-reg- ister either by phone or on the Internet. On the Internet, visit the WRD web site at www.gohuntgeorgia.com By phone, call the Central Reservations System at (770) 389-7275 or (800) 864-7275 Georgia residents and non-residents who want to purchase a season hunting license, that were born on or after January 1, 1961 and have reached the age of 12 must successfully complete a hunter education course prior to hunting alone in One exception is that now. juvenile hunters between the ages of 12-15 may hunt with- out hunter education certifi- cation, as long as they hunt under adult supervision (adult supervision means 18 years of a minor being in sight or ing distance of that If a 12-15 year old wishes to hunt ly, he/she will need to plete an approved education course. ReI cation cards also are able by phone and on Internet. Follow the same tions listed above. , F(R-.mor~l Georgia's hunter program, go to www. georgia.corn or call Region IV office in Macon at (478) 6415. GAS FIRE PLACE !A)GS LP GAS FOR HOME, FARM & INDUSTRY Hogansville Pharmacy Phil Waidrop Downtown H0gaa ville and Inside Ingles 637 544 or 6374422 300 Main Street Hogansville, Georgia 706-637,8683 Jim Campbell Sales Manager 7{}6-882-6643 1006 HogansviUe Rd. LaGrange, GA Res: 706.6374588 Fax: 7{)6-845-1753 1-800-438-6127 Claude A. McKibben & Sons Funeral Home 208 Johnson Street H0gan , Georgia 70F637.S 23 ltim. We sh0uld try t0 rec0gnize all 0f the daily blessings ~ c0me our way,, ~ als0 acce~ ~ disapp~s ,i$0ut grog or comIfl,~g.Problems, ore~dia~, __J_ ~ ~ 8011/2Harilk~nBoad,~ shodd be a means t0 help us gr0w in f,0d's ~ (706) 845-0001 , , 706 3 19 MarkA.Gooch, Owner 10re, we aisle m gt~ and 0ur }0y ma" be hll. I