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Jessie Marie Brewton Bishop, age 95

Jessie Marie "Cita" Brewton Bishop, age 95, died peacefully at Maxland, her home in Ailey, Georgia on Sunday, September 18, 2016.  

Jessie Marie was born September 4, 1921 in Vidalia, Georgia, a daughter of John Broadus Brewton and Ala Peterson Brewton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ambassador Max Waldo Schmidt Bishop.  Jessie Marie was a 1938 graduate of Vidalia High School and a 1942 graduate of Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville. She served in the Navy as a WAVE Communications Officer in World War II. She met her husband in Japan where he was serving as State Department Representative to General MacArthur after the war. They were married on July 13, 1946 at the Base Chapel in Yokohama, Japan.  Her husband's career with the State Department took them to many international destinations, including Saudi Arabia, and culminated in his appointment as Ambassador to Thailand under President Eisenhower in 1955. After his retirement as Executive Director of the World Affairs Council in Pittsburgh, PA in 1973 they moved to Ailey.  She was a gracious hostess and enjoyed the company of friends and family. She especially loved arranging fresh flowers from her garden for her home. She was a member of the Ailey United Methodist Church, the American Foreign Service Association and DACOR House.

Captain Ray M. Buck, Jr., age 82

Captain Ray M. Buck, Jr., was born November 26, 1933, in Wilmington, N.C. to parents Ray & Laurita Buck. After attending New Hannover High School, Ray graduated from Clemson A&M (now Clemson University), with a commission in the US Air Force. He later returned to the family farm, but flying remained his passion. In 1965, Ray began flying for Southern Airways, which later became Republic and then Northwest.

Paul Raymond Murphy, 78, of Fayetteville

Paul Raymond Murphy, 78, of Fayetteville, passed away on September 19, 2016 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 

He was born in Columbus, Indiana on November 17, 1937 to Clarence and Floa Murphy.  He proudly served his country in the United States Marines.  A former Captain, he flew for Eastern Airlines for 25 years.  He was a hunter, loved playing golf and worked with the Georgia Division of the PGA.  He was also involved with Fayetteville First Baptist Church. 

Ernest Reicker Maxwell, 74, of Peachtree City

Ernest Reicker Maxwell, 74, of Peachtree City, Ga., died at home, surrounded by family members, on September 20, 2016, after a courageous four-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Ernie was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on July 17, 1942, to Catherine and Ernest Maxwell. He graduated from Central Bucks High School in Doylestown, Pa., in 1960, and Westchester University in Westchester, Pa., in 1964, with a degree in Music. He was a pilot in the United States Air Force from 1964 to 1970, and did a tour of duty in Vietnam. Upon his honorable discharge from the Air Force, he became a pilot for Delta Airlines, retiring as Captain after 33 years of service. He was an accomplished musician, and over the past 20 years,  played trombone in churches and other venues throughout Georgia. Ernie was a phenomenal husband, father, and friend. He was a life-long learner who loved the challenges of building houses, riding motorcycles, and being on the open water.

John Andrew DeVault , 96

John Andrew DeVault , 96 passed away in Woodstock, on Wednesday,  September 22, 2016 . 

He is preceded in death by his wife Bobbie C. DeVault and daughter Margaret Elaine DeVault. John is survived by his children Walter G and Sandra DeVault   of Woodstock, John A. III and Sue DeVault of Jacksonville Florida, six grandsons, one granddaughter, six great granddaughters and one great grandson. 

Lt Col. Warren Charles Boyes, Jr., 63

Lt Col. Warren Charles Boyes, Jr., 63, passed away on September 14, 2016.

Born to Warren Charles and Margaret Louise Frantz Boyes on March 31, 1953 in Kingston, Pa., Warren was the oldest of three sons. A lifelong lover of aviation, Warren graduated from Lehigh University in the ROTC program and was commissioned as an officer in the US Air Force.


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