Charles "Charlie" Theodore Wolf, Jr.
October 31, 1934 - August 27, 2019
Macon, GA- Life long Maconite and architect, Charles "Charlie" Theodore Wolf, Jr., 84, has slipped the surly bonds of Earth to dance the skies on laughter - silvered wings up - up the long, delirious, burning blue where never lark or Eagle flew - and, while with silent lifting mind, he's trod the high untressped sanctity of space, put out his hand, and touched the face of God on early morning on August 27, 2019.
A Celebration of his life will be held Saturday, August 31, 2019 at North Macon Presbyterian at 11:30 AM with Dr. David Todd, Rev. Sam Forrester, and Rev. John Kinser officiating. A private burial will be held at the Forsyth City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Campus Club, 2193 Vineville Avenue, Macon 31204 or Rebuilding Macon, Inc., 3864 Lake Street, Macon 31204.
Mr. Wolf was born in Macon, Georgia to the late Charles T. Wolf, Sr. and Sue Stribling Wolf. He graduated from Joseph Clisby School and graduated from Lanier Senior High School for boys in 1953. He then served 8 years in the U.S Naval Reserve, worked at Taylor Iron Works and Bibb Steel and Supply Co. He learned about structural design and architectural designs while in Macon. He began his long architectural career with the Macon Architectural Firm of Hall and Ferguson, later to become Hall Ferguson and Berg. After several years with Dennis and Dennis Architectural Firm, in the early seventies, he briefly worked with Medical Centers of America out of Memphis, Tennessee building nursing homes throughout the South. It was during this period he obtained his Florida General Contractors License and began preparation for his architectural license. Charlie was licensed to practice architecture in the state of Georgia in 1978 and quickly obtained his National Registration with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He was also actively licensed in the states of Virginia, North and South Carolina.
On June 29, 1956 he married Sue H. Wolf. Sue and Charles joined Vineville Presbyterian Church in July 1956 and became founding and charter members of North Macon Presbyterian Church in 1988. They joined First Presbyterian Church in February 2016, after returning to Macon. They were married for 64 years before she passed in 2018.
Otis J. Smith
January 3, 1934 - August 1, 2019
Macon, Georgia- Otis J. Smith, 85, of Macon, Georgia passed away Thursday, August 1, 2019. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Fairhaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Lance Merritt will officiate. The family will have time of visitation on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. till service time in the funeral home.
Born in Tifton, Georgia, he was the son of the late C.R. Lynch and Alda Hadden Lynch. He was a retired Superintendent for Bassett Furniture Company.
Mr. Smith was an U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Cross Keys United Methodist Church in Macon. He was an avid Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket fan and was looking forward to the upcoming football season. He was preceded in death by his beloved black lab of 14 years, "CC".
He is survived by his wife, June W. Smith, children, William R. "Smitty" Smith and Cindy Smith Evans (Jeff); Grandchildren, Jeffery Chad Evans(Patricia), Christopher Ricky Evans(Rebecca), and Allison Brandy Smith McDaniel(Brent); great grandchildren, Avery Caroline Evans and Brentley Layne McDaniel and one on the way.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital Navicent Health, 888 Pine Street Macon, Georgia 31201.
The family would like to thank EnCompass Hospice for the compassionate care Mr. Smith received.
Friends may sign the online register at www.fairhavenmacon.com.
Fairhaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services has charge of arrangements.
May 29, 1935 - June 25, 2019
Lizella, Georgia- Gerald Smith, 84, of Lizella, Georgia passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019. A memorial service will held Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Open Bible Tabernacle Baptist Church, Sandy Pointe Road Lizella, Ga. Reverend Herbert Williams will officiate. The family will greet friends after the service in the fellowship hall.
Born in Macon, he was the son of the late Lonnie Lee Smith and Dorothy Sullivan Smith. He had worked for Sydney Pyles Plumbing and retired from the Middle Georgia Girl Scout Camp, where he served as a Ranger for 25 years.
Mr. Smith was a member of the Open Bible Tabernacle Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his daughter, Terry Smith Conger.
He is survived by his sister, Eleanor Smith Reeves, grandchildren, Mandey Collins(Jeffery), Jason Conger, and Jamie Killingsworth (David); great grandchildren, Abby, Laura, Alyssa, Jackson and Jonah.
William Benjamin "Ben" Holt
Ben's widow informed me today 12/22/18 that Ben passed away Dec 3. 2014.
Barbara Spear Yates December 9, 1933 - October 9, 2018
Macon, GA- Barbara Spear Yates, 84, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2018. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 1:00pm until the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northridge Baptist Church, 2360 Gray Highway, Macon, 31211.
Barbara was born in Macon, Georgia to the late Marcus Chester Spear and Inez Johnson Spear and was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Clarence L. Yates. She was a bookkeeper with Robins Air Force Base and Dixie Metal Construction. Barbara was a member of Northridge Baptist Church, active in the Baptist Village community and was an avid walker. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend.
Survivors include her children, Karen (Mark) Coleman, Allen L. (Deborah) Yates and Evan M. Yates; grandchildren, Kelly (Chris) Valenziano, Ashley (Derek) Bulmer, Jesica Shipley and Dustin Shipley; great grandchildren, Alyssa and Cassidy Valenziano and Ella and Bo Bulmer; and sister, Joe Ann Knight.
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