Obituaries for Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Published 5:00 am Thursday, March 20, 2008

Dolia Haywood

Services for Mrs. H.O. “Dolia” Haywood, of Macon, will be 11a.m., Thursday, March 20, at Concord Baptist Church, in Macon, withburial in Salem Cemetery in Macon. Cockrell Funeral Home Inc., ofMacon, is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church.

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Mrs. Haywood, 85, died March 18, 2008, at Baptist MemorialGolden Triangle in Columbus. She was born on Nov. 27, 1922, toTheodore and Betty Mae Moore Ezell.

A native of Stonewall, Mrs. Haywood was a graduate of EnterpriseSchool. She married H.O. Haywood and shortly after they married hebecame a minister and she served along side of him in the ministryuntil his retirement. She worked for the Veterans Affairs and theRed Cross Services for many years. She was an active member ofConcord Baptist Church having been very involved with all churchactivities including the WMU and Sunday school teacher. She servedWest End Baptist Church in West Point and Plymouth Baptist Churchin Columbus as well. She gave her life to being in the church choirand performing solos. She was an avid supporter of the BaptistChildren’s Village.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband.

Survivors include her daughter, Joy H. Johnson, of Wesson; andher son, Harvey Haywood, of Macon; and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children’s Village, P.O.Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060-0027.

William Roy ‘Ricky’ Johnson

Services for William Roy “Ricky” Johnson, of Gloster, are 1p.m., Thursday, March 20, at Douglas Chapel Baptist Church onDickenson Lane, Coles. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery on Mt.Nebo Road in Gloster. Marshall Funeral Home of Brookhaven is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation will be Thursday from 11 a.m. until time of serviceat the church.

Mr. Johnson, 46, died March 13, 2008, at Field Memorial Hospitalin Centreville. He was born on Aug. 27, 1961, in Natchez to ErnestJohnson and Ola M. Terrell Johnson.

He was employed by Georgia Pacific in Gloster for 29 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers,Douglas M. Johnson and Alvin A. Johnson.

Survivors include his four sons, Tramondra Johnson, ChristopherJohnson, Terrance Johnson and Cody Johnson; his four sisters,Bonnie Wesco, Carolyn Bonds, Stephanie Smith and Ernestine Griffin,all of Gloster; two brothers, Vernon Johnson, of Baton Rouge, La.,and Amos Ray Johnson, of Mt. Nebo; a fiancee, Maretta Hurst, ofGloster; two grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, otherrelatives and friends.