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Obituaries for December 8, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Donald Lee Brammer, 84, of Moultrie, Ga. died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville after an extended battle with leukemia.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dee. 10,2011, at First United Methodist Church of Moultrie with the Rev. Mark Addington officiating.

Born September 18, 1927 in Macon, Mo., Mr. Brammer was the son of the late Edgar Lee Franklin Brammer and Lenos Huston Brammer. He grew up in Newbern, Tenn. After his family moved there in 1929. He was a 1945 graduate of Newbern High School and attended Chillicothe Business College, Chillicothe, Mo.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served as a Technical Sergeant with Army Executive Headquarters, Peiping (now Beijing), China, from 1945-47. Following military service, he returned to his father's livestock business in Newbern. He married Mary Faustina Logan in 1950 and joined Swift & Company in St. Louis, Mo. shortly thereafter. His career with Swift took him from St. Louis to New Haven, Conn., Rochelle, Ill., Peoria, Ill., Marshalltown, Iowa, and finally to Moultrie, where he had resided since 1966. He retired from Swift as the Moultrie plant's procurement manager in 1989.

An avid golfer, Mr. Brammer was a member of Sunset Country Club and enjoyed gardening and dancing to big band music. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Fellowship Sunday School Class.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary F. (Tina) Brammer of Moultrie; two sons, Brett H. Brammer and wife Lynnette Self Brammer of Atlanta, Lee H. Brammer and wife Ashley Smith Brammer of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; one sister, Wilma Hays and husband Ben of Jackson, Tenn.; one cousin, Virginia Fry and husband Wendell of Marietta; and three grandchildren, Logan Brammer, Powell Brammer, and Parker Brammer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Moultrie or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Georgia Chapter, 3715 Northside Parkway, Bldg 400 Northcreek, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30327 (wwvy.lls.orgjga).

The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.


Bobby F. Jonas, age 73, died Monday, December 5, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Jonas was a member of Cunningham United Methodist Church. He was a retired machinist.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Thursday, December 8, 2011 in the Ridgely Chapel of Curry Funeral Home conducted by Reverend Craig Myrick. Interment will follow in New Haven Cemetery. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Mike Montgomery, David Montgomery, J.T. Montgomery, David Nichols, Russ Stover, Eugene Flowers and Tyler Nichols

The Jonas family will receive visitors Thursday, December 8th beginning at 12 Noon until service time at the funeral home.

Survivors include his sister Nawasa Jonas and brother Dannie Jonas, both of Ridgely.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Louise Jonas, 3 sisters, Jeanne Jonas, Martha Jonas, Verlene Jonas and 2 brothers, Jere Lynn Jonas and Gerald Dwayne Jonas

The family requests memorials be directed to the Cunningham United Methodist Church in Ridgely.

Online condolences are available on our website- www.curryfuneral.com


Dale C. Hill, 85, of Dyersburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Curry Funeral Home.


Charlie Ray, 42, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.