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Harold L. Reece, Jr.

Harold L. Reece, Jr. is a life long resident of Twiggs County. He is the son of the late Harold L. Reece, Sr. and the late Grace Chance Reece. Harold graduated from High School at Twiggs Academy in Jeffersonville. He graduated of Middle Georgia College with a degree in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta. Harold is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. He has been associated with the funeral home since 1984 and has been a partner and owner since 1988. In 1994 he became sole owner and changed the name to Reece Funeral Home.

 

In 1992 the citizens of Twiggs County elected him to serve as their Coroner, a position he still holds. Harold is a member of the International Association of Coroner’s and Medical Examiners, and was awarded national accreditation by this association in 2011.

 

In 2000 Harold, along with William “Micky" Couey of Moores Funeral Home in Milledgeville, GA and Richard N. Stanley of Stanley Funeral Home in Dublin, GA, opened Couey - Reece - Stanley Funeral Home in Gordon, Georgia, serving families in Wilkinson and surrounding counties.

 

Harold is a member and past board member of Independent Funeral Directors of Georgia and is a member of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia, the Georgia Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. He is a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church where he serves as a Deacon. He is a member and Past Master of Cool Spring Masonic Lodge, and is a member of the Scottish Rite, the York Rite and Al Sihah Shrine. He serves on the Board of Trustees at the Masonic Home of Georgia.

 

Harold is married to the former Rebecca "Becky" Keene and they make their home with their two sons, Hunter and Jesse, just outside the city of Danville, GA.

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In Memory of Harold L. Reece, Sr. 1924 - 2008

Harold Reece, Sr. was born in 1924 to Jesse and Synthia (Ralston) Reece of Wilkinson County. After the death of his parents, he was raised by his sister and brother-in-law, Ruby and Frank Williams. Harold attended Wilkinson County Schools through mid 9th grade and then transferred to Danville Schools to complete his education and graduated in 1942.

 

On October 9, 1942, Harold married Grace Chance of Twiggs County. He and Grace were married 65 years and had four children; Sue Ellen (Herman), Brenda, Cherry (Richard), and Harold Jr. (Becky). They also have six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

In March of 1943, Harold joined the Unites States Navy and served on the USS Leedstown in the South Pacific. During his service to his country he was involved in six major battles; Kwajalein - Jan. 1944, Guam - July 1944, Paleliu - Sept. 1944, Leyte - Oct 1944, Luzon - Jan. 1945 and Iwo Jima - Feb. 1945. Harold was discharged from the Navy in December of 1945.

 

Harold retired from Warner Robins Air Force Base in 1976, and was a retired Farmer. During his life he served five years on the Twiggs County Board of Education, Sunday School Director for Mount Zion Baptist Church and an active Deacon of Mount Zion Baptist Church for over 50 years. He was a member of Cool Spring Masonic Lodge #185 where he has served seven terms as Master and over 35 years as Secretary and at the time of his death held the title of Secretary Emeritus.

 

Harold was associated with Reece Funeral Home from 1990 to the time of his death, where he served as Vice President. He enjoyed reading western novels and playing golf in his spare time.

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Henry Douglas Chance, Jr.

Henry Douglas Chance, Jr., was born and raised in Twiggs County, GA. He is the son of Douglas and Valorie Chance. Henry graduated high school at Trinity Christian School in Dublin, GA and is a 1992 graduate of Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta. Henry is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. He started his funeral service career with Allgood Memorial Chapel in Jeffersonville in 1989, and after graduating Gupton Jones College, he served as a funeral director and embalmer in Houston and Bibb Counties until returning to Reece Funeral Home in 2013.

Henry is a member of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia, the Georgia Funeral Directors Association, and Cool Springs Masonic Lodge#185 F&AM in Danville, Ga.

In 2013 Henry married Whitney Cini Chance, and has a daughter Madelyn Jill Chance.

In his spare time Henry likes to do anything outside, including golf, fishing hunting, He also enjoys cooking, and spending time with his family.

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Charles W. “Charlie” Logsdon

Charles  W. “Charlie” Logsdon, was born in 1942 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He is a graduate of Hopkinsville High School and Bethel College with an AA Degree in Business Administration.

 

Charlie is a resident of Jeffersonville and has been married to Yvonne Taylor Logsdon for fifty years. They have one Son; Rev. Duane Logsdon , his wife Jennifer and Grandchildren, Jonathan and Anna.

 

Charlie is retired from the Four County Bank in Allentown, GA. His prior employment includes, the U.S. Army, positions at Fort Campbell, KY and Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins. He is a former employee of Middle Georgia College in Cochran, GA.

 

He attends the Jeffersonville Baptist Church. Charlie enjoys watching sports, bike riding and spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren.

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In Memory of John C. "Straw" Faulk, Sr.

John, or "Straw" a nickname he picked up as a child, was born March 25, 1937 in Twiggs County, GA the son of John S. and Ruby P. Faulk. The oldest of Four children with three younger sisters. He graduated High School at Twiggs County High in 1955.

 

John was married to Joyce Bailey Faulk in 1958 in Jeffersonville, GA, and they have two children, the late Rebecca Faulk Akins  and Buddy Faulk and his wife Traci.  "Straw" and Joyce have four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

He was a member of the Jeffersonville Church of God, where he was a Sunday School Teacher for many years and a member of the Pastors Council along with many other functions of the church. He was a former member of New Richland Baptist Church where was raised.

 

"Straw" was retired from Armstrong World Industries where he was a general supervisor.

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Caroline Beck Williams

Caroline is the daughter of James E. Beck, Jr. and Carolyn Moore Lines. She is the granddaughter of the late J.E. and Margaret Beck and the late Dudley Hill Moore and the late Lucy Gauthier.

Caroline lives in Danville, GA with her Husband William E. Williams, Jr. They have two children, Cole (Heather) Williams and Mitchell (Juliette) Williams. Her son Cole and his wife Heather have a son, Walker Dudley Williams, and her son Mitchell and his wife Juliette have a son Thomas Shayne Williams.

Caroline graduated from Wilkinson County High School and went on to attend and graduate from Mitchell-Windham Academy of Cosmetology. She owned and operated her Beauty Shop until 2012.

Caroline loves spending time with her family and spoiling her Grandsons.

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Juanita Floyd Austin

Juanita Floyd Austin was born in Macon, GA, the daughter of the late Margaret Howell Slaton and the late Matthew Gee Floyd.  She moved to Twiggs County in 1976 with her husband Wayne.  They were married over 44 years prior to his death in 2010.  They have two children, Keith (Christie) Austin and Amanda (Jamie) McDaniel. Four Grandchildren, Phillip and Tyler Austin and Morgan and Marshall McDaniel.

 

Juanita retired in 1997 following 34 years of service with the State of Georgia.  She was the Director of the Twiggs County Department of Family and Children Services. Following retirement, she joined the staff of Reece  Funeral Home, and also worked with the Twiggs County Family Connections. She continues to be active in her community with, Communities in Schools, Even Start, Twiggs Leadership, Partners for Progress, and served on the Child Fatality Review Board and School Safety Review Board, the Twiggs County Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Four County Area Exchange Club.

 

Juanita is active in many areas of service with her church, Mount Zion Baptist Church. In 2011 Juanita was elected and currently serves as a Director on the Board of Oconee Electric Membership Corp.

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H. Douglas Chance, Sr.

Henry Douglas Chance, Sr. is a life long resident of Danville (Twiggs County). He is the son of the late Henry Julian “H.J.” Chance and the late Sara Harvey Chance. Douglas is married to Valorie Dame Chance and they have two children, Henry and Beth, and one granddaughter Madelyn Jill Chance.

Douglas is a graduate of Twiggs County High School Class of 1967 and Middle Georgia College, as well as the University of Georgia Banking Institute. He is retired from the Banking business and is a retired Insurance Agent with the Twiggs County Farm Bureau.

He is a member of Grace Fellowship Church, and is active in his community serving with the Twiggs County Partners for Progress and the Twiggs County Chamber of Commerce.

In his spare time Douglas enjoys golfing, cooking and spending time with his family.

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William E. Williams, Jr.

William was born and raised in Wilkinson County to W.E. “Pete Williams, Sr., and Louise Williams. He is a 1984 graduate of Wilkinson County High School in Irwinton, GA.



William married to Caroline Beck Williams in 1989 and they have two children, Cole (Heather) Williams and Mitchell (Juliette) Williams. Her son Cole and his wife Heather have a son, Walker Dudley Williams, and her son Mitchell and his wife Juliette have a son Thomas Shayne Williams. William loves spending time with them as often as he can. He enjoys baseball, hunting, and fishing. He also loves to grill.



William and Caroline live in Danville.

Harold L. Reece, Jr.

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Harold L. Reece, Jr. is a life long resident of Twiggs County. He is the son of the late Harold L. Reece, Sr. and the late Grace Chance Reece. Harold graduated from High School at Twiggs Academy in Jeffersonville. He graduated of Middle Georgia College with a degree in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta. Harold is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. He has been associated with the funeral home since 1984 and has been a partner and owner since 1988. In 1994 he became sole owner and changed the name to Reece Funeral Home.

 

In 1992 the citizens of Twiggs County elected him to serve as their Coroner, a position he still holds. Harold is a member of the International Association of Coroner’s and Medical Examiners, and was awarded national accreditation by this association in 2011.

 

In 2000 Harold, along with William “Micky" Couey of Moores Funeral Home in Milledgeville, GA and Richard N. Stanley of Stanley Funeral Home in Dublin, GA, opened Couey - Reece - Stanley Funeral Home in Gordon, Georgia, serving families in Wilkinson and surrounding counties.

 

Harold is a member and past board member of Independent Funeral Directors of Georgia and is a member of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia, the Georgia Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. He is a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church where he serves as a Deacon. He is a member and Past Master of Cool Spring Masonic Lodge, and is a member of the Scottish Rite, the York Rite and Al Sihah Shrine. He serves on the Board of Trustees at the Masonic Home of Georgia.

 

Harold is married to the former Rebecca "Becky" Keene and they make their home with their two sons, Hunter and Jesse, just outside the city of Danville, GA.

In Memory of Harold L. Reece, Sr.

1924 - 2008
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Harold Reece, Sr. was born in 1924 to Jesse and Synthia (Ralston) Reece of Wilkinson County. After the death of his parents, he was raised by his sister and brother-in-law, Ruby and Frank Williams. Harold attended Wilkinson County Schools through mid 9th grade and then transferred to Danville Schools to complete his education and graduated in 1942.

 

On October 9, 1942, Harold married Grace Chance of Twiggs County. He and Grace were married 65 years and had four children; Sue Ellen (Herman), Brenda, Cherry (Richard), and Harold Jr. (Becky). They also have six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

In March of 1943, Harold joined the Unites States Navy and served on the USS Leedstown in the South Pacific. During his service to his country he was involved in six major battles; Kwajalein - Jan. 1944, Guam - July 1944, Paleliu - Sept. 1944, Leyte - Oct 1944, Luzon - Jan. 1945 and Iwo Jima - Feb. 1945. Harold was discharged from the Navy in December of 1945.

 

Harold retired from Warner Robins Air Force Base in 1976, and was a retired Farmer. During his life he served five years on the Twiggs County Board of Education, Sunday School Director for Mount Zion Baptist Church and an active Deacon of Mount Zion Baptist Church for over 50 years. He was a member of Cool Spring Masonic Lodge #185 where he has served seven terms as Master and over 35 years as Secretary and at the time of his death held the title of Secretary Emeritus.

 

Harold was associated with Reece Funeral Home from 1990 to the time of his death, where he served as Vice President. He enjoyed reading western novels and playing golf in his spare time.

Henry Douglas Chance, Jr.

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Henry Douglas Chance, Jr., was born and raised in Twiggs County, GA. He is the son of Douglas and Valorie Chance. Henry graduated high school at Trinity Christian School in Dublin, GA and is a 1992 graduate of Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta. Henry is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. He started his funeral service career with Allgood Memorial Chapel in Jeffersonville in 1989, and after graduating Gupton Jones College, he served as a funeral director and embalmer in Houston and Bibb Counties until returning to Reece Funeral Home in 2013.

Henry is a member of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia, the Georgia Funeral Directors Association, and Cool Springs Masonic Lodge#185 F&AM in Danville, Ga.

In 2013 Henry married Whitney Cini Chance, and has a daughter Madelyn Jill Chance.

In his spare time Henry likes to do anything outside, including golf, fishing hunting, He also enjoys cooking, and spending time with his family.

Charles W. “Charlie” Logsdon

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Charles  W. “Charlie” Logsdon, was born in 1942 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He is a graduate of Hopkinsville High School and Bethel College with an AA Degree in Business Administration.

 

Charlie is a resident of Jeffersonville and has been married to Yvonne Taylor Logsdon for fifty years. They have one Son; Rev. Duane Logsdon , his wife Jennifer and Grandchildren, Jonathan and Anna.

 

Charlie is retired from the Four County Bank in Allentown, GA. His prior employment includes, the U.S. Army, positions at Fort Campbell, KY and Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins. He is a former employee of Middle Georgia College in Cochran, GA.

 

He attends the Jeffersonville Baptist Church. Charlie enjoys watching sports, bike riding and spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren.

In Memory of John C. "Straw" Faulk, Sr.

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John, or "Straw" a nickname he picked up as a child, was born March 25, 1937 in Twiggs County, GA the son of John S. and Ruby P. Faulk. The oldest of Four children with three younger sisters. He graduated High School at Twiggs County High in 1955.

 

John was married to Joyce Bailey Faulk in 1958 in Jeffersonville, GA, and they have two children, the late Rebecca Faulk Akins  and Buddy Faulk and his wife Traci.  "Straw" and Joyce have four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

He was a member of the Jeffersonville Church of God, where he was a Sunday School Teacher for many years and a member of the Pastors Council along with many other functions of the church. He was a former member of New Richland Baptist Church where was raised.

 

"Straw" was retired from Armstrong World Industries where he was a general supervisor.

Caroline Beck Williams

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Caroline is the daughter of James E. Beck, Jr. and Carolyn Moore Lines. She is the granddaughter of the late J.E. and Margaret Beck and the late Dudley Hill Moore and the late Lucy Gauthier.

Caroline lives in Danville, GA with her Husband William E. Williams, Jr. They have two children, Cole (Heather) Williams and Mitchell (Juliette) Williams. Her son Cole and his wife Heather have a son, Walker Dudley Williams, and her son Mitchell and his wife Juliette have a son Thomas Shayne Williams.

Caroline graduated from Wilkinson County High School and went on to attend and graduate from Mitchell-Windham Academy of Cosmetology. She owned and operated her Beauty Shop until 2012.

Caroline loves spending time with her family and spoiling her Grandsons.

Juanita Floyd Austin

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Juanita Floyd Austin was born in Macon, GA, the daughter of the late Margaret Howell Slaton and the late Matthew Gee Floyd.  She moved to Twiggs County in 1976 with her husband Wayne.  They were married over 44 years prior to his death in 2010.  They have two children, Keith (Christie) Austin and Amanda (Jamie) McDaniel. Four Grandchildren, Phillip and Tyler Austin and Morgan and Marshall McDaniel.

 

Juanita retired in 1997 following 34 years of service with the State of Georgia.  She was the Director of the Twiggs County Department of Family and Children Services. Following retirement, she joined the staff of Reece  Funeral Home, and also worked with the Twiggs County Family Connections. She continues to be active in her community with, Communities in Schools, Even Start, Twiggs Leadership, Partners for Progress, and served on the Child Fatality Review Board and School Safety Review Board, the Twiggs County Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Four County Area Exchange Club.

 

Juanita is active in many areas of service with her church, Mount Zion Baptist Church. In 2011 Juanita was elected and currently serves as a Director on the Board of Oconee Electric Membership Corp.

H. Douglas Chance, Sr.

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Henry Douglas Chance, Sr. is a life long resident of Danville (Twiggs County). He is the son of the late Henry Julian “H.J.” Chance and the late Sara Harvey Chance. Douglas is married to Valorie Dame Chance and they have two children, Henry and Beth, and one granddaughter Madelyn Jill Chance.

Douglas is a graduate of Twiggs County High School Class of 1967 and Middle Georgia College, as well as the University of Georgia Banking Institute. He is retired from the Banking business and is a retired Insurance Agent with the Twiggs County Farm Bureau.

He is a member of Grace Fellowship Church, and is active in his community serving with the Twiggs County Partners for Progress and the Twiggs County Chamber of Commerce.

In his spare time Douglas enjoys golfing, cooking and spending time with his family.

William E. Williams, Jr.

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William was born and raised in Wilkinson County to W.E. “Pete Williams, Sr., and Louise Williams. He is a 1984 graduate of Wilkinson County High School in Irwinton, GA.



William married to Caroline Beck Williams in 1989 and they have two children, Cole (Heather) Williams and Mitchell (Juliette) Williams. Her son Cole and his wife Heather have a son, Walker Dudley Williams, and her son Mitchell and his wife Juliette have a son Thomas Shayne Williams. William loves spending time with them as often as he can. He enjoys baseball, hunting, and fishing. He also loves to grill.



William and Caroline live in Danville.