Thurs., May 25
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Alma Jean Newsome Johnson
Mrs. Alma Jean Newsome Johnson, 81, beloved wife of Mr. Leonard Johnson, entered into rest Saturday, May 20, 2017, at her residence.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Monday, May 22, in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens with Rev. Mike Sutphin officiating.
Mrs. Johnson was a native of Glascock County, but had lived in Conyers for several years. She was a homemaker and a member of Ridgeland Heights Baptist Church in Sandersville, Georgia.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband, Leonard Johnson, Conyers; three daughters, Donna (Ken) Joiner and Karen Denise Shirley, both of Thomson; and Audrey Johnson; a sister, Edna Hobbs, Martinez; two brothers, Lewis Newsome and Vernon Newsome, both of Jewell; and 4 grandchildren, William Shayne Woods, Sandersville, Erin Gainey, Lauren Robinson, and Kyle Joiner.
Friends may call at the residence of Ken and Donna Joiner or at the Curtis Funeral Home. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Doris Whitener Couch Burkhart
Mrs. Doris Whitener Couch Burkhart, 94, entered into rest Friday, May 19, 2017 in Thomson Health and Rehabilitation.
Funeral Services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Curtis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sutphin officiating.  Burial will follow in New Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Burkhart was a native of Wilkes County, Georgia, but lived in Thomson for several years.  She was retired as an inspector for Camak Manufacturing, and a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, Harlem, Georgia.
Mrs. Burkhart is survived two daughters, Ann (Roger) Nicholson, West Virginia, and Jean Williams, Dearing; two sons, Jack (Patricia) Moody, Colville, Washington State and Retired Sheriff Dean (Gwyn) Couch, Gibson; sister, Reba Edmonds, Thomson; nine grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to New Providence Baptist Church Cemetery Fund 5853 E. Cadley Road Norwood, Georgia 30821
Friends may call at the residence of Jean Williams 3372 Mitchner Road Dearing, Georgia 30808, phone 706-595-7589 or at the funeral home.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday night the funeral home.
Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.





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