Joyce Cooper Dorminey, age 75, of Faceville, GA passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Bainbridge Healthcare in Bainbridge, GA.
The funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2014 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel, Bainbridge with Pastor Emory Smith and Reverend Donna Sue Roberts officiating. Interment followed at Greenshade Cemetery.
The family received friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Ivey Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Faceville United Methodist Church, c/o Pastor Emory Smith, 2105 Faceville-Attapulgus Road, Bainbridge, GA 39819.
Mrs. Dorminey was born June 1, 1938 in Bascom, FL, the daughter of Zack Howard Hyatt and Laura Elizabeth Smith Hyatt. She was a graduate of Attapulgus High School, Class of 1956. She retired as a case manager for Decatur Seminole Training, Bainbridge.
Survivors include her husband, Oliver Clyde Dorminey of Facevelle, GA; her sister, Jean H. Little of Quincy, FL; her nieces and nephews, Natalie J. Little of Carrabelle, FL, Kimberly D. Rowan of Quincy, FL, Ronald A. Hyatt and Christopher W. Hyatt, both of Faceville, Chad R. Hyatt of Tallahassee, FL and Tanner L. Hyatt of Bainbridge, GA; her sister-in-law, Pamela Hyatt Staples of Bainbridge, GA; former sister-in-law, Hilda Fletcher of Tallahassee; two great nieces; four great nephews; and three great great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Holt (Bill) Cooper; her brother, Howard Ronald (Buddy) Hyatt; and brother-in-law, Gerald Dee Little.
Edward Luke Blackburn,, 56, a resident of Boswell community, Bullock County, Alabama, died Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at his home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Todd Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery with Gray Funeral Home directing.
Luke was an accomplished business owner and salesman. He loved his family and community. His love of the land and wildlife were of great importance to him and he worked diligently to leave them better than he found them. His pride and joy were his four dogs and cat with many others along the way. He was a man among men!
He is survived by four sisters: Cheree B. Jeter of Thomasville, GA, Rebecca L. Blackburn of Tallahassee, FL, Jenny B. Robertson of Havana, FL, Nancy Whiddon of Perry, GA; brother: Charles Powell of Douglass, GA; eight nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Rick Mann, Ronald Pierce, Wesley Mann, Darrin Hipps, Doug Meredith, and Josh Meredith.
The family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 p.m. until the service time.
Memorial donations may be made to Macedonia Cemetery Fund in care Doris Roten, 189 County Road 196, Union Springs, Alabama 36089, the American Cancer Society or your local Humane Society.
On Tuesday night, FAMU scored an astounding 40 points in the first quarter and 30 points in the second quarter to lead Munroe 70-12 at the half. They dominated from start to finish and won 106-21. For Munroe, Maddey Pappadakis made two three pointers and led in scoring with eight points.
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The Florida All State football teams have been released for each classification and several local players were selected to this high honor. The team is selected by Florida sportswriters and coaches. Selected were:
1A – West Gadsden: Marquis Brown, Wide Receiver; Israel Grande, Kicker – 2nd Team
2A – Munro:e Myles Edwards, Linebacker-2nd team
4A – East Gadsden: Derrick Kelly, Offensive Lineman – First Team; JaJuan Perkins, Defensive Back – 2nd Team; Geomary Smith, Defensive Lineman – Honorable Mention. [Full Story »]