Sunday, May 8, 2005, Obituaries.
Waylon Arthur Lacey
Waylon Arthur Lacey, a 42-year resident of Cedar Springs, Ga., died May 6, 2005, at the age of 78 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.
He was born on Oct. 21, 1926 in Waycross, Ga., to the late Ivos and Reuben Lacey. He was raised in Alma, Ga., and Tampa, Fla. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1943, something he felt was one of his greatest accomplishments. He joined the Navy during WWII, where he served for five years. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1955 with a degree in mechanical engineering.
He worked at Rome Kraft Paper Company in Rome, Ga., and designed the golf course for the Rome Country Club during this time. He moved to Cedar Springs, Ga., in 1963 to oversee the building of Great Southern Paper Company, now Georgia Pacific, where he served as plant engineer. He retired in 1980. He then went to work for CH2M Hill, an engineering firm for several years.
He served as the City Engineer for the City of Blakely and went on to serve as the City Manager for several years.
He was known for being a quiet man with unwavering principles and a strong belief in God. He was a devoted patriot with a passionate love for America. He was a member of Beulah Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was also a member of the Rotary Club of Blakely.
He is survived by a wife of 56 years, Helen Strawbridge Lacey; a son, David Lacey of Fayetteville, Ga.; a daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Allen Phillips of Luverne; four grandchildren, Erin Lacey of Norfolk, Va.; Joshua Phillips, Lacey Phillips and Nathan Phillips, all of Luverne.
He is preceded in death by a son, Douglas Robert Lacey.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Riley, Zane Riley and Kyle Riley, Jamie Vickers, William Cleveland and CT Garrett. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Garrett, Martin Evans, Tom Riley, Don Vickers, Jack Messer, Sam Lightsey, Stanley Houston, Ray Smith, and the Rotary Club of Blakely.
Visitation will be Monday, May 9, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Manry-Jordan Funeral Home in Blakely, Ga. The funeral will be at Beulah Baptist Church at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, with graveside services at Pine Lawn Cemetery. All times are EDT.
Leona R. Renfroe
Leona R. Renfroe, 88, of Banks, died at Troy Regional Medical Center in Troy, Friday, May 6, 2005.
Visitation was held at Dillard Funeral Home in Troy on Friday, May 6, 2005
from 6-8 p.m.
There was a 30 minute lie-in-state prior to the service at the church. The funeral service was held at Enon Baptist Church on Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Mack Moore and Reverend Averyt Walker officiating. Burial followed at Enon Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Steve Ingram, Randall Benton, Bobby Price, Arthur Richardson, Shellie Anderson, and Danny Henderson.
The family request that memorials be made to Enon Cemetery Fund.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Jean and John Hegler of Banks, grandson, Keith Hegler of Banks, great grandchild, Chelbi Hegler of Millbrook, sister, Evelyn R. Renfroe of Banks, brother and sister-in-law, George and Dot Richardson of Birmingham.