A memorial service for 21-year-old William Zachary Bryan Chambers, who was killed in a traffic accident on High Falls Road in Lamar County Sunday, has been set for Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home in Griffin.
Chambers, of 29 Cato St. in Griffin, died at the scene of the crash.
Survivors include his father and spouse, David and Joanna Chambers; mother and spouse, Lori and Robert Williams; brother, Mason Pope; sister, Gracie Chambers; fiancé, Brianna Lewis; grandparents; great grandparents.
A Lamar County man was taken to an area hospital Monday afternoon after a rollover crash on Hwy. 18 West.
The driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee was eastbound when he ran off the road in between the county line and the Potato Creek bridge and hit an embankment. The Jeep flipped end over end.
A witness said the driver, the only person in the vehicle, managed to extricate himself from the mangled Jeep but later collapsed on the side of the road. He was conscious as he was loaded into the ambulance.
Mr. Thomas Jefferson Teem, age 64, of Milner passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at his residence. He was the son of the late Mr. George Washington Teem and the late Mrs. Cecilia Helen Uro Teem. Mr. Teem was a truck driver with Rush Trucking Company.
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The body of a Ft. Valley man was found early Friday near a hunting camp in Upson County.
Investigation is continuing into the death of Troymaine Johnson. Johnson’s body was located in the early morning hours of March 17 at a hunting camp on Triune Mill Rd. in Upson County. We have determined that Johnson, a paraplegic , confined to a wheelchair left his home in Fort Valley on Tuesday. March 14 with a female companion. On March 17 the female reported to officers from the Thomaston Police Department that she had abandoned Johnson in the woods and was uncertain of the exact location. She gave general directions of where she left him. Deputies from the Upson County Sheriff’s Office located Johnson deceased at the hunting camp property. The female is in custody on unrelated charges. Charges related to the death of Johnson are forthcoming upon receipt of information from the State crime lab. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and District Attorney Ben Coker are assisting with this investigation.
This investigation is active and ongoing. More details will be released as they become available.
Noah Barnes, 10, is a type 1 diabetic who is raising funds for diabetes by walking across the United States, from Key West to Washington state. He started his journey Jan. 1 with his dad who has been by his side for every step. The left Macon Thursday, March 16 and traveled through Barnesville on Friday, March 17. To find out more about the inspirational walk or to donate, go to noahsmarch.com.
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Mr. Horace C. (Sonny) Moore, age 82, of Barnesville, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Well Star Hospital in Griffin. Mr. Moore was born August 24, 1934 in Rome, Georgia, son of the late Thomas H. and Trumon May Walker Moore. He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas H. Moore, Jr. and a sister, Anita Ruth Boyd.
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Marion Matthews VFW Post 6542 Auxiliary will host a Saint Patrick's Day Party on Friday, March 17. The party will include karaoke with DJs Jessi Jane and Kevin from 8 p.m. to midnight. The party will also include Wheel of Fortune, refreshments, door prizes and a raffle for the Saint Patrick’s Day basket.
“Wear your green and come on out for a good time and good food with good friends,” said VFW Auxiliary president Judy Ingram.