Summer Newsletter 2005.qxd - Magnolia Manor

Summer Newsletter 2005.qxd - Magnolia Manor

Summer 2005

Inside This Issue:

Cheerful Smiles that Speak Volumes

New Faces & a New Phase of Life

The Long-Term Care Cruise

A United Methodist Ministry to Older Adults

Every Gift Touches a Life

In This Issue:

Volume 26, No. 3

On the Cover: Residents Maggie Taylor and

Blanche Smith enjoy fruity drinks and tropical

refreshments during Magnolia Manor

on the Coast’s Cruise Day Coco Loco Hour

on June 17.

Board of Trustees

Mr. Cecil D. Abarr

Mrs. Lillian K. Ansley

Mr. Jeffrey B. Barker

Dr. Hal N. Brady, III

Mr. James R. Buchanan,Jr.

Mr. Peter J. Daughtery

Mr. John P. Gill

Mr. Kermit Griner

Mrs. Ann L. Harris

Mr. Mark D. Johnson

Dr. Derek W. McAleer

Mrs. Eloise R. Paschal

Hon. J. Taylor Phillips

Mrs. Betty D. Pope

Mr. J. Hinton Reeves

Mr. Robert Reinhardt

Mr. Elmo A. Richardson, Jr.

Mr. John M. Simmons

Mr. J. Blake Sullivan

Dr. Marcus V. Tripp

Mrs. Edie S. Vinson

Mr. George Youmans

Ex Officio Trustees

Rev. Don Adams

Rev. Cynthia H. Autry

Rev. Willie Beasley

Dr. Hugh L. Davis

Rev. Marshall Howell

Bishop B. Michael Watson

Rev. Ronnie Wills

Emeritus Trustees

Rev. J. William Dupree

Mr. Will Peterson

Dr. A. Jason Shirah

Dr. Henry King Stanford

Dr. James T. Trice, Jr.

Administrative Staff

Mark R. Todd, President & CEO

John T. Sims, Vice President for Operations

Jerry Vick, Vice President for Finance

McDonald Willis, Vice President for Development

Rev. Robert Beckum, Vice President for Church Relations

Hill Fort, Magnolia Manor, Americus

Rich DeLong, MM on the Coast

Sam Jones, MM of Macon

Jackie Crisp, MM of Macon County

Barbara Mitchell, MM of Marion County

Teresa Newell, MM South

Vickie Patterson, MM South Nursing Center

Dianne Feine, MM of St. Marys

Tom Cronemeyer, MM of St. Simons

Morgan S. Hendrix, Editor

2001 South Lee Street, Americus, GA 31709

(229) 924-9352

From the President’s Desk

It’s hard to believe that 2005 is more than halfway

over. What an eventful and productive year it has

been thus far! To simply classify it as a banner year

would not begin to give you an idea of what we’ve

been up to and the purposeful lifestyle our residents

are living.

With the arrival of spring came a number of outdoor

activities and seasonal events at each of our campuses. Like spring,

summer has shed its share of memorable fun and fellowship and has

served as a refresher from life’s demanding schedules.

From observing National Nursing Home Week with festivities for residents

and employees, to celebrating Magnolia Days, which featured a Low

Country Boil and live music, to presenting residents’ paintings at our first

ever art show, to visiting with friends and supporters at the South Georgia

Annual Conference of the UMC, the warm season has kept Magnolia

Manor on the go.

In addition to being the month during which we celebrate high school

and college graduations, May is also the time of year when we reserve an

entire day to honor our mothers. At any one of Magnolia Manor’s seven

campuses, the majority of the residents are women – many who are

mothers and some who are financially strapped. Each year, Magnolia

Manor’s annual Mother’s Day campaign raises money for our charitable

arm, the League of the Good Samaritan. Every dollar from this offering

goes directly to the League, which provides financial assistance for these


Perhaps this year was the first time you gave to the Mother’s Day

Offering, or maybe it’s one of many years you’ve generously given.

However long, I thank you. Thank you for celebrating the occasion with

us and know that every donation truly makes a difference in an older

adult’s life.

On the heels of Mother’s Day and following an eventful June, in July,

Magnolia Manor experienced expansion. Exactly one year after adding

Magnolia Manor of Marion County, on July 1, Magnolia Manor of

Macon County began operation to become the Manor’s eighth campus.

Formerly the Ideal Health Care Center, Magnolia Manor purchased the

facility from Sumter Regional Hospital. Magnolia Manor of Macon

County is comprised of 100 beds and provides skilled nursing care.

The past year has brought a tremendous amount of growth for our

ministry. With each new campus, we are able to minister to a new population

of older adults. I thank each of our friends and supporters for

their prayers and financial assistance in this journey of Christian service.

Not just at Mother’s Day, but throughout the year your support equips us

to fulfill our mission of ministering to South Georgia’s older adults. We

are a business, but more importantly, we are a ministry. Understanding

and fulfilling our residents’ needs and being ever mindful of their wellbeing

is the foundation of Magnolia Manor.



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A special series on Magnolia Manor’s many philanthropic residents.

Young girls from Belize proudly wear their new sundresses.

When Magnolia Manor of

Macon residents Audrey Gray

and Rose Barnett first entertained

the idea of moving to a

retirement community, they

didn’t have to think twice

about where to go. Without a

question, Magnolia Manor of

Macon was their first choice.

Although they share the same

opinion about Magnolia

Manor’s beautiful Macon campus,

they are otherwise strikingly


The odds that Audrey, an 84-

year old Methodist who lived

on a farm in Danville, and

Rose, a 75-year old Lutheran

who lived on Lake Tobesofkee

in Macon, would cross paths

were slim. Yet, these two

ladies from diverse backgrounds


found a common


Both residents

are retired from

well-known companies

in Central

Georgia - Audrey

from BillJo, an

apparel company

in Dublin, and

Rose from Macy’s

in Macon. Their

combined careers

totaled 45 years.

Unlike most people

who retire, planning to

relinquish the demanding

responsibilities that have consumed

much of their life,

Audrey and Rose didn’t officially

quit. The call to volunteer

summoned them

to dust off their

sewing machines and

locate their pin cushions

to sew clothes for

children of thirdworld


“I first read about

the missions project in

my church bulletin,”

explained Audrey, a

lifelong member of

Danville First United

Methodist Church.

“Our pastor’s wife,

Grace Whicker, asked

for anyone interested in enjoying

a time of fellowship and

sewing to join her at a neighboring

church, Allentown

UMC, to make clothes to send

to children in orphanages


On the second Monday and

Tuesday of every month,

Audrey travels south on I-16

for a day of sewing. Known as

the Agape Stitchers, 15 ladies

gather to visit and to sew. “We

usually begin around 9 a.m.

and finish in the afternoon,”

Audrey said. “Each of us

takes turns preparing lunch.

We really have a lot of fun.”

Naturally, the group of sewers

is comprised only of ladies,

however Audrey rightly added

that the men contribute to the


“They help pay for the fabric,

which has been wonderful.

Whether they give time or

money, we are appreciative.”

Since the activity’s rollout in

September 2003, the sewers

have made nearly 2000 items,

which have included dresses,

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Colorful, comfortable and cute are the clothes that

Audrey Gray (l) and Rose Barnett make for

orphaned children around the world.

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“Volunteers” Continued shirts,

shorts, pants, ponchos, baby

blankets and backpacks. All

handmade and hand delivered

to needy children. From

Costa Rica to Mexico to

Nicaragua to Uganda, the

Agape Stitchers’ clothes have

traveled thousands of miles to

make many less-fortunate children


“In our first shipment, we

made teddy bears to accompany

the new clothes,” explained

Audrey. “Every child needs a

cute stuffed animal. It’s a wonderful

feeling knowing that we

can make these children happy

by simply providing new


One year later, in September

2004, Rose heard about the

philanthropic activity from a

relative of hers in Chicago.

Around the same time, she

discovered that one of her

neighbors was involved in the

volunteer effort.

“I found out Audrey was

already involved in it, so I

talked to her to get more

information about her sewing

group,” Rose explained. “My

first job at Macy’s was in alterations

and having worked in

apparel for so many years, I

knew this was something I

would like to be a part of.”

After her conversation with

Audrey, Rose was interested in

starting a sewing group at her

church, The Lutheran Church

of the Redeemer. Faithfully,

every Wednesday for three

hours, Rose and three other

church members, better

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known as the Crafty Ladies,

meet to sew. From red polkadot

sundresses to blue and

white plaid shorts, the Crafty

Ladies have made over 300

clothing items.

“I don’t know of anything

better than doing for others,”

commented Rose. “I absolutely

love it. We can’t wait until

Wednesday to meet and to

show one another our


Alongside the tag team of

Audrey and Rose is Clara

Bryant, another Magnolia

Manor of Macon resident who

also knew where she’d retire

and who is avidly missionminded

as well. Though her

ministry serves children much

closer to home, just an hour

away, Clara’s efforts also help

to brighten others’ lives.

For the past year, she and a

life-long best friend, Ann

Sullivan, have teamed up to

make pillowcases for children

at Egleston Children’s Hospital

in Atlanta. Although sewing is

not a love of Clara’s, caring

for children is. It’s what she’s

done her entire life. Prior to

retiring, she owned a day-care

center in Macon. Most

notably, Kindercare was the

first in Macon to offer 24-

hour day care.

“Our [Kindercare] goal was

to accommodate working parents

who were nurses, doctors

or others’ professions that

required night shifts,” said

Clara. “I’ve always taken care

of children. They are my love,

which made daycare a perfect

profession for me.”

Since moving to Magnolia

Manor of Macon 10 years ago,

Clara has been involved in

numerous local volunteer

activities. Much of her time

has been spent feeding the

hungry at the city’s Food Bank

and serving as a hostess at

Wesleyan College’s special

events. Through the years, she

has been an active community

advocate in the city she’s

grown up in and loves.

However, when she read a letter

in an issue of The Macon

Telegraph requesting new, purchased

or handmade pillowcases

for hospitalized children,

volunteering for Clara would

take on a whole new meaning.

“My younger son Buddy was

born with a cleft palette and

had surgery at Egleston,”

explained Clara, “so this article

hit home with me.” Instead of

flipping the page, she clipped

the article Continued on Page 8

With the help of a close friend, Clara

Bryant sends handsewn pillowcases

to children at Egleston Hospital. She

selects fun-patterned fabrics and her

friend sews them into pillowcases.

New Faces

New Phase of Life

and a

After 12 years of faithful service, Magnolia Manor’s

Chaplain Rev. John Brodess retired from full-time status

on June 14. Brodess, who has served the past 33

years in the South Georgia Annual Conference of the

United Methodist Church, is starting a new phase of

life as a retiree. He will, however, remain a part of the

Magnolia Manor family as a part-time chaplain.

A celebration

dinner in

honor of



was held

on May 31

on the



Over 115

Rev. Brodess visits with residents Evelyn Large


along with

many staff

and Margaret Bolton before the celebration dinner.

members convened in the Magnolia and Camellia

Rooms to enjoy dinner and to thank him for his pastoral

support, friendship and sense of humor.

Following dinner, Vice President for Church

Relations Rev. Robert Beckum thanked Rev. Brodess

for his ministry to Magnolia Manor’s older adults and

presented him with a certificate of appreciation and a

gift of gratitude. President & CEO Mark R. Todd

presented two monetary gifts to the Retirement and

Nursing Centers in honor of Rev. Brodess and commended

him for his loving service and commitment

to Magnolia Manor.

“Thank you, John for being a friend, an encourager,

a listener and a spiritual leader for the residents as

well as for the employees. You are passionate about

older adults and this ministry and I’m happy you’ll

remain with us part-time.”

Taking the reins to lead the Spiritual Care

Program as Assistant Vice President of Spiritual Care

is Rev. Dennis Stalvey. In addition to the Americus

campus, Stalvey is responsible for providing pastoral

support at the Manor’s

Buena Vista, Ideal, Macon

and Moultrie facilities.

A native of Hahira,

Georgia, Stalvey received his

B.S. in Secondary Education

and Social Science from Valdosta

State University. In 1983, he graduat-

Dennis Stalvey

ed from the Candler School of Theology at Emory

University with a Master’s of Divinity degree. Prior to

coming to Magnolia Manor, Stalvey served as pastor

of Fort Valley UMC. Other churches he has served

include Midway UMC, Albany First UMC, St. Johns

UMC and Bloomfield UMC. He and his wife Jerita

have three sons.

Joining Reverends Brodess and Stalvey in the

Spiritual Care Program is Rev. Whit Byram. Byram,

who previously served as associate

pastor of Wesley Monumental UMC,

is the director of Spiritual Care for

Magnolia Manor’s three coastal communities

located in Richmond Hill, St.

Simons and St. Marys.

A graduate of the University of

Whit Byram

Georgia with a Bachelor’s of Business

in Accounting, Byram received his

Master’s of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological

Seminary. In addition to his most recent position,

Byram served as chaplain of St. Joseph’s Hospital in

Lexington while in seminary. He and his wife Katy

have a daughter.

Another new face at Magnolia Manor is Americus

native Jane House, who joins the staff as administrator

of the Americus Retirement Center and the independent

living areas. Hill Fort, who most recently

served as administrator of the Americus Nursing

Center, will expand his leadership responsibilities as

campus administrator.

House, who holds a B.S. in Business Administration

from Georgia Southwestern University, previously

served as the financial services manager

for the The Tog Shop, Inc. In addition

to being an advocate for the American

Heart Association, House supports the

Historic Rylander Theater in Americus

Jane House

and is past president of the Sumter

Clean & Beautification Commission.


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Viewpoints: Cookouts, Socials & Games

Commemorate Nat’l Nursing Home Week

Hill Fort, Administrator, Magnolia Manor Americus

Magnolia Manor’s Nursing Center celebrated

National Nursing Home Week May 9-13. The

eventful week consisted of a host of exciting and

entertaining activities that generated much fellowship

and camaraderie for both the residents and

the staff.

The week kicked off with a traditional cookout

of grilled hamburgers and hotdogs with all the

trimmings for the residents and staff on Unit One

and Five. On Tuesday, the residents competed

against the employees in a volleyball match held

on the front lawn. According to the residents,

they went easy on the staff and allowed them to


A highlight of the week was on Wednesday at

Magnolia Manor’s first ever tug-of-war competition.

Staff members fiercely pulled and tugged

against each other, vying for the win. After several

rounds, employees from the Administrative

Building and the Nursing Center’s support staff

pulled off the win!

Nearing the end of the week, on Thursday, we

held another cookout for the remaining sections.

Following lunch, the Nursing Center named its

2005 King and Queen. The busy week cooled

down on Friday with a refreshing ice-cream social

in the front lobby.

From the friendly competitions to the outdoor

cookouts, National Nursing Home Week was a lot

of fun and a tremendous success. The week

brought a change in pace, which we gladly welcomed.

It also gave the residents as well as the

staff the opportunity to join closer together to

express their appreciation for one another.

As those of us at the Nursing Center continue to

strive to be the best we can be, I would like to

thank each staff member and resident who

worked hard to make the week’s events possible.

We’ll all remember the week of fellowship fondly.

Until next time, we look forward to another

prosperous year as we focus on being servant leaders.


Viewpoints: The Long-Term Care Cruise

Rich DeLong, Administrator, Magnolia Manor on the Coast

I came across an interesting article a few months

ago regarding an idea to transform a cruise ship into

a long-term care facility. Weeks prior to reading this

article I received an e-mail joke that compared living

conditions of luxury liners to that of a retirement

community. The jest was that with the rising

cost of health care, one could receive the same

perks and services while cruising the high seas, and

have more money in the bank at the end of the


I have always heard about the fun of cruise vacations,

so I decided it was time to perform a little

research of my own. My wife, Jennifer, and I set sail

in late April with 10 of our friends for an extended

weekend. I decided to use five categories to determine

how Magnolia Manor on the Coast (MMC)

compared to our ship, Sovereign of the Seas

(SOTS)! The categories included: safety, service,

dining, activities and accommodations.

The first thing we did upon boarding the boat was

a safety check. Everyone on the ship had to don a

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life jacket, proceed to the correct deck and note the

procedure for boarding the life rafts. Hmmm…I

always preach safety first – but I prefer a retreat to

firmer ground. Score 1 Point for MMC for safety.

I was amazed to discover that our ship could hold

over 2600 passengers and close to 900 staff members.

Wow! That’s about a 3:1 ratio – not bad. We

have just over 90 residents at MMC and 30 staff

that cook, clean, drive, shop, serve and support our

residents as needed. Hey, what do you know, looks

like we break even on this one. I have to admit

however, there’s no way we can top those neat animals

they make out of your bath towels. Let’s give

a point to each for service. The score is 2 to 1 in

favor of MMC.

I must say dining is a pleasure on your cruise. I

have never seen so much food in my entire life. The

variety of cuisine was impressive. But I must also

remember that I fell in love with Jennifer when she

introduced me to southern cooking. (Sorry folks,

but nothing beats fried chicken, biscuits, squash

casserole, butter beans and a warm slice of pecan

pie.) Another toss-up. Score a point each for dining.

The score is 3-2, still in Continued on Next Page

“Viewpoints” Continued favor of MMC.

Activities are plentiful on the ship. You can play

bingo and Bridge, line dance, watch a movie, enjoy

live entertainment, exercise in the pool, or just relax in

the sun. Come to think of it, you can do all this at

Magnolia Manor on the Coast! Plus we have Terrific

Tuesdays, Tutti Fruiti Fridays, Mystery Tours and Tai

Chi. Score 1 point for MMC. The score is now MMC

4 and SOTS 2.

Our last area for review was accommodations. I’m

not sure where to begin with this category. If you

have ever been on a cruise ship you know what I’m

talking about. The only possible opportunity for

points would be the fact that you will probably never

fall in the bathroom, that is, if you can get into the

bathroom. Once you’re in, there is very little room

for movement. In fact, let’s be honest, the entire

cabin is a sardine can, but you’re not there to sleep

anyway. Score 1 point for MMC for their 1 and 2 bedroom


Final score – MMC 5, Sovereign of the Seas 2. I’m sure

I will have to follow-up with a more in-depth study on

the possibilities of a Long-Term Care Cruise Liner,

but in the meantime, I think it is fair to say that retirement

living at Magnolia Manor is a value that is hard

to beat. Bon Voyage! MM

Save the Date

for a putting good time!

Magnolia Manor of

Macon’s 11th annual

Golf Classic will indeed

be a good time and you

are invited to join in the

fun. This year’s tournament is set for

Friday, September 23 and will again be held

at The Landings Golf Club in Warner

Robins. Tee times are scheduled for 8:00

a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The tournament cost

per four-person team is $275, which

includes lunch, refreshments, goody bags

and prizes. For more information, call

Magnolia Manor of Macon at 478-743-



The following Magnolia Manor residents passed

away between April 1, 2005 and June 30, 2005.

The Mattie H. Marshall Alzheimer’s Center at Magnolia

Manor held a Family Picnic on Saturday, June 25. The

summer picnic, which is one of many functions the

Marshall Center hosts for residents and their families

throughout the year, featured live music and a delicious

meal. Following lunch, residents and family members

enjoyed an afternoon of fellowship.

Pictured: Rev. and Mrs. Brooks Partain (r) enjoy grilled

hamburgers with Brooks’ sister, Ruth Trotman.

Doris Ashley 5/08

Clarence Bodrey 5/03

Beatrice Bradford 4/21

Willie Broome 4/25

Sid Brown 5/15

Helen Brumley 6/29

Aaron Bryan 5/20

Doris Buhsen 5/12

Rose Cook 4/05

Lena Driver 4/30

Kathryn Esterline 6/11

Dorothy Forrester 4/17

Mary Gibbs 6/28

Richard Grant 4/24

John Greene 6/30

May Grier 6/11

William Griggs 4/24

Sarah Harvey 6/19

Samuel Heath 6/05

Hattie Howell 4/20

William Huey 4/05

Horace Johnson 6/01

Edna Jones 4/28

Cora Lingle 5/23

James Loome 4/20

Clarice Manry 5/07

Emory Moore 4/13

Richard Murray 6/27

Ruthie Nelson 4/13

Sara Parker 4/02

Byron Rice 4/07

Ruby Robinson 6/21

David Rozier 5/15

Edythe Smith 4/29

Louise Smith 5/14

Alice Snyder 4/10

Herschel Stanfield 6/19

Julian Stevens 6/21

Joseph Streeter 6/01

Jesse Thomas 4/29

Jessie Thorsen 4/11

Jessie Trowell 6/12

Lois Tumer 6/04

Winnabee Ward 4/01

Helen Wiesemann 4/29

Willie C. Williams 5/05

Willie L.Williams 5/02

Charles Wyatt 5/14

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Youmans and Howell Named

to Magnolia Manor’s Board

Magnolia Manor’s Board

recently welcomed two new

trustees to its 33-member


Mr. George Youmans, president of Youmans

Chevrolet in Macon, was chosen to serve on

the Board at the Trustees’ spring meeting. A

native of Macon, Youmans is a graduate of

the United States Naval Academy with a

B.S. in Engineering. He also holds a

M.B.A. from the University of


In addition to Magnolia Manor’s

Board of Trustees, Youmans serves

on Wesley Glen Ministries

Foundation Board, is an active member

of the Salvation Army’s advisory

board in Macon, is a trustee of the Georgia

Automobile Dealers Workers’ Compensation

Board and is past president of the Georgia

Automobile Dealers Association.

He and his wife, Anne, have three grown

children and are members of Vineville UMC.

Also joining Magnolia Manor’s Board of

Trustees is Rev. Marshall Howell, who in June

was appointed superintendent

of the Savannah District of

the United Methodist Church.

A graduate of the


Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Howell began

serving in the South Georgia Annual

Conference of the UMC in 1984. Churches he

has served include Palen UMC in Savannah,

Grace UMC in Brunswick and St.

Andrews/Horse Creek in Screven

County. He has also served

appointments at Mt. Zion UMC

and the St. Marys Circuit.

At each of Howell’s appointments,

he has been actively involved

in the local community. Currently, he

serves on the United Way of Screven County

Board, Memorial Health University Medical

Center Board and is a member of the Screven

County Community Collaborative.

Howell and his wife, Frances, who is also a

United Methodist pastor, have two grown

sons. MM

“Volunteers” continued and responded to the


“My heart goes out to these children and

their parents,” Clara said. “I’ve been there and

now it’s my turn to help.”

Since sewing is not one of Clara’s favorite

pastimes, she doesn’t own a sewing machine,

yet she wanted to send handmade pillowcases

to the children. So, she recruited Ann to help.

“I select the fabric, cut out the patterns and

then Ann sews the pillowcases,” said Clara as

she unfolded a recently completed colorful

batch. “Our system works out well.”

In one year, Clara has sent 11 beautifully

sewn pillowcases to Egleston to brighten children’s

beds and she has another 21 ready to be


“I’ve always done whatever I could to help

out a child,” claimed Clara. “They hold a special

place in my heart and this is one way I can


Between Audrey, Rose and Clara, their time

spent volunteering shows children near and far

that they are loved and cared for. MM

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Every Gift Touches a Life

The League of the Good Samaritan, Rev. Robert Beckum, VP for Church Relations

In the parable of the Good

Samaritan, godliness and neighborliness

get all mixed in together.

The love of God is expressed through love for

neighbor, and love for neighbor is defined by God’s

love for us. In the story, we don’t get to pick and

choose our neighbors. The only choice we have is to

choose what kind of neighbor we will be for others.

“Which person in the story do you think was a godly

neighbor?” Jesus asked the religious expert in the

story. The expert replied, “The one who showed

mercy.” I never cease to be amazed at the way this

story is brought to life every day by your generous

support of the League of the Good Samaritan.

Through your gifts, you are the ones who show

mercy. I don’t know if the man mugged on the

Jericho road ever sent a thank you note to the

Samaritan, but I receive letters of gratitude every day

for the mercy you show. Please listen to some of our

residents’ families in their own words.

Dear League of the Good Samaritan: “How can we ever

adequately thank you. You have not only taken care of my

mother when she could not care for herself, but you have truly

given her a home in the last years of her life because the wonderful

staff loved her as they cared for her.”

Dear League of the Good Samaritan: “My father passed

away leaving my mother a widow after fifty three years of marriage.

My mother’s grief over my father’s death was compounded

by her own declining health. Her eyesight dimmed and her

strength ebbed. Our family feared that mother was simply losing

her will to live. Things were made even worse when she fell

and broke her hip. Little could we realize at that bleak

moment, in her hour of greatest need, that God was sending

her a blessing and relief in the form of Magnolia Manor and

The League of the Good Samaritan. Through the care and

rehabilitation mother received at Magnolia Manor she was able

to fully recover from hip replacement surgery. Because of love

with which the staff surrounded her and new friendships

formed, mother also recovered her confidence in life itself and a

joy for living.

How is it possible to say thank you enough for giving mother

back her life? Magnolia Manor and The League of the

Good Samaritan is one of the most needed and most Christlike

ministries I know and I thank God for you.”

Dear League of the Good Samaritan: “If people don’t

think God answers prayers, they need to know my mother’s

story. Last year my mother began a gradual descent into giving

up on herself. She was not eating right, her sleeping habits were

altered, and she began mixing up her medicines. She was hospitalized

near the point of death. Even though she recovered,

doctors told us she would have to have assisted care living. We

prayed for help which came in the form of Magnolia Manor

and The League of the Good Samaritan. Because the League

enabled my mother to live at Magnolia Manor, mom is back

to the mom we once knew. I don’t know who the supporters of

the League of the Good Samaritan are, but please thank them

for me. Thank them for rescuing my mother and adding precious

years to her life.”

On behalf of these and many other families, thank

you for being one who shows mercy to others

through your financial gifts to the League of the

Good Samaritan. MM

Thanks to Coastal Electric Cooperative Foundation and Isle of

Hope UMC, Magnolia Manor on the Coast has a new horticulture

house. The new greenhouse will soon feature raised gardens,

which will allow residents to enjoy the therapeutic benefits

of gardening and planting flowers and herbs without suffering

from back-pain. Even those who lack a green thumb

will be able to enjoy the seasonal vegetables and vibrant flowers

that will be grown in the horticulture house.

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Not every saint has a halo, not every angel has wings

With grateful appreciation, we acknowledge Magnolia Manor’s angels: Those who have given in memory or in honor

of special people from April 1, 2005 to June 30, 2005. Gifts received after that will appear in the next issue.


Ammie Glenn Abell

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hamilton

R. A. Abell, Sr.

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hamilton

Alma Adams

Mrs. Teeny Cowart

Shirley Adams

Ms. Ellita Ellington

Tommie Adams

Ms. Amy Pearson

Ralph Olney Adkinson

Sumter Bank & Trust

Rev. James & Myrtice Agee

Mr. & Mrs. Bennie Moore

Fannie Albritton

Mr. & Mrs. Benny Wisham

The Mother of Carol Alford

Dr. & Mrs. Michael Prewett

Jeanette Allen

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fear

Virginia Anderson

Mr. & Mrs. John Goodrum

Elsie Arnold

Mr. & Mrs. Harry Hansen

Doris Mitchell Ashley

Mr. Michael Ashley

Stan N. Ausbrooks

Ms. Gincie Warren

The Parents of Mr. & Mrs.

Paul Ausland

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Ausland

Mrs. Nellie Ruth Autry

Mrs. Mary Warlick

Autry Bailey

Mr. & Mrs. Dick Haugabook


A. C. Bailey, Jr.

Ms. Athlene White

David Baines

Ms. Roslyn Mayers

C. L. Barfield

Mrs. Elizabeth H. Smith

Margaret Barker

Ms. Amanda Auer

Helen E. Barnes

Mr. & Mrs. William Barnes

Hazel Barnett

Mr. & Mrs. Roy Campbell

John Robert Batts

Rev. & Mrs. Lamar Harper

Agnes M. Beaty

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Beaty

Frank Belcher, Sr.

Mrs. Evelyn Bickley

Mr. & Mrs. Sam Hunter Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Brent McCarty

Ms. Mary Niblack

Mrs. Betty Shattles

Mr. & Mrs. C. F. Stephens

Mrs. Evelyn Stewart

Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Thaxton

Mr. Don Whitaker

Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Abell

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Austin

Mr. & Mrs. Hansel Bateman

Mr. & Mrs. James Buchanan Jr.

Ms. Karen Carreker

Mr. & Mrs. Roy Daniel Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Richard DeLong

Mr. & Mrs. Sammy Farrow

Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Franklin

Mrs. Jeanette Knowlton

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Perry

Mr. & Mrs. J. D. Stripling

Sumter County Board of


Martha B. Belger

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cross

Doris Bryan Bell

Mr. & Mrs. Johnny Burkett

Melanie Bell

Ms. ‘Baby’ Ruth Graddick

Mr. & Mrs. Sam Lott

Mrs. Marion Pete”” Silver

Mabel Bell

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Parker

Fred R. Bennett, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Olin Pound

Beverly Bernier

Ms. Teresa Welch

Bonnie Jett Billings

Ms. Carolyn Chistolini

Nell Black

Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Black

Myrtle Blanton

Ms. Beth Joiner

Mrs. Patsy Watson

Gladys W. Bliss

Mr. & Mrs. Dwight Bliss Jr.

Ruth Bodenheimer

Mr. & Mrs. Eddie


Ms. Yolanda Bullock

Mr. & Mrs. David Cianchetti

Ms. Sue Fridley

Mrs. Lucy Hood

Ms. Linda Jennings

Ms. Dale Tuttle

Winding Woods Garden Club

Clarence Bodrey

Bank of Dooly

Mr. & Mrs. Fred Bodrey

Damascus Peanut Company

Mr. & Mrs. G. Neil Joiner

Planters First

Mr. & Mrs. James West Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Jack White

Lettie Booth

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Thaden

James Borgdon

Mrs. Gloria Carter

Jessie Boykin

Mrs. Evelyn Stewart

Eva H. Bradford

Mrs. Mary Earle

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Brady

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Crenshaw

Fred Bragg, Jr.

Ms. Marion Lummus

Fay S. Bray

Mr. Charlie Bray

Berta Bridges

Mr. & Mrs. Burton Bridges

Sadie Bridges

Ms. Hester Price

Juanita Brightwell

Mrs. Evelyn Bickley

Mrs. Marilyn Cavender

Chambliss Sheppard Roland

& Baxter

Mr. & Mrs. Jimmie Cole

Mrs. Gladys Crabb

Mr. John Grant

Mrs. Diane Jenkins

Dr. Ondee Ravan

Dr. & Mrs. Charlie Shaeffer

Mrs. Charles Speer

James Brogdon

Mrs. Teeny Cowart

Mr. & Mrs. Richard DeLong

Mr. & Mrs. George Flanders

Mrs. Lucy Hood

Mr. & Mrs. John McDonald

Ms. Dale Tuttle

Ms. Pearl Williams

Raiford Brown

Epworth Sunday School Class

Ray Brown

Mrs. Mamie Sauls

Sara McCollum Buntin

Ms. Beth Joiner

Mrs. Patsy Watson

Johnnie B. Burkett

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Burkett

Margaret Weaver Butler

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Mr. & Mrs. James Walton

Clyde Callaway

Mrs. Marthaleen House

Johnny Cape

Ms. Vicky Cape

Kay Carson

The Tog Shop, Inc.

Helen F. Cason

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Clayton

Elizabeth Cathy

Ms. Jennifer Woodruff

Clifton Chafin

Mrs. Charles Speer

Pete Chambless

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Guerry

Claire Chambless

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Guerry

J. W. Chapman

Mr. & Mrs. Karl McPherson

Nonie Cheek

Ms. Charlcie Jones

Alston Cherry

Mr. Charles Cherry

Walter Scot Chew

Mr. Julian Webb Jr.

Leonard Childers

Mr. & Mrs. Banks Brown

Ms. Bettie Lorentzson

Betty Clements

Ms. Frances Flournoy

Myrtice Cline

Mr. & Mrs. William Pilcher

Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Sumner

Gertrude Conley

Ms. Lola Conley

Mary Lee Conway

Rev. & Mrs. Charles Conway Jr.

Kenneth B. Cook

Mrs. Ann Cook

Ruby N. Cottrill

Dr. Ned DeJournett

Roy Cox

Mr. & Mrs. Wally Joiner

Lee Street UMC

Iva Mae Coffman Cram

Mr. William Cram

Magnolia Manor is a

wonderful organization.

It helps so many of

God’s people”

Rick M c Quitty

Marietta, Georgia

Mary Crawford

Mr. & Mrs. George Cox

Lucille Crawford

Mr. & Mrs. James Crawford Jr.

Hiram C. Crenshaw

Mr. & Mrs. Ray Crenshaw

Dottie Cromer

Ms. Charlotte Cotton

Mrs. Charles Speer

Rev. Carroll Crosby

Mrs. Amanda Fasnacht

Ronald Crozier

Mr. & Mrs. Brent McCarty

L. J. Daniel

Mr. Dozier Blackstock

George Daniel

Ms. ‘Baby’ Ruth Graddick

Ms. Bettie Lorentzson

Mr. & Mrs. James Buchanan Jr.

Susie Darley

Ms. Theodora Nassamer

Walter Darley, Sr.

Mr. & Mrs. Rex Runyon

Lowell B. Dasher

Mr. & Mrs. Lowell Dasher

Carl Davis

Ms. Ruth Davis

Janie L. Davis

Mr. S. William Lehew III

Mrs. Evelyn Stewart

Mr. & Mrs. George W. Davis

Mr. & Mrs. George Washington

Dessie Day

Ms. Karen Pennycuff

Margaret B. DeJournett

Dr. Ned DeJournett

Bill DeLung

Porterfield XYZ Club

Sally S. Denham

Ms. Patricia Johns

Nelson DeVane

Mr. & Mrs. Ellis Larkin

Evelyn DeWitt

Mr. & Mrs. Herman Walker

Lillian Espy Dial

Mr. & Mrs. Reggie Comer

Frankie S. Dozier

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Beaty

Mary Dozier

Mrs. Frances Hendricks

Louis & Vi Dozier

Mrs. Frances Hendricks

Nell Saunders Drake

Mr. & Mrs. J. Wallace Drake

Lena Driver

Ms. Marjorie Buchanan

Mrs. Louise Lansford

Mrs. Mary Nicholson

Ms. Eugenia Senn

Ann Arrington Duckworth

Miss Mary Brown

Roy Duggan

Ms. Jan Degenhart

Mrs. Will D. Duggan

Dr. & Mrs. Charles Hollis Jr.

Vinson Duke

Mr. & Mrs. Harry Hansen

Edna S. Duncan

Ms. Janet Brandt

Mina Wooten Duncan

Mrs. Bess Crittenden

Jerry Dunston

Ms. ‘Baby’ Ruth Graddick

Maggie K. Durden

Mrs. John Mathis

Marjorie Easler

Mr. & Mrs. David Coody

Billy P. Edenfield

Ms. Mary Edenfield Gibbs

Harper Coalston

Mr. & Mrs. Greg Austin

Quida Coleman

Dr. & Mrs. Michael Prewett

Maxine Collins

Mrs. Ann Collins

Alvin Layton Colston, Jr.

Mrs. Evelyn Bickley

Mrs. Cecil Rathel

Dr. & Mrs. Louis Riccardi

Mr. & Mrs. William Taylor

Anna Crum

Mrs. Druscilla Gruhn

Rev. Al R. Crumpler

Mr. & Mrs. John Sewell

Muriel Cupp

Dr. & Mrs. Frank Terry

John K. Curry

Mrs. Norma Curry

Marian Curry

Mr. & Mrs. Edgar Dowling

Martha Kate Dillard

Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Lee

Katie D’Lynne

Ms. Gail Sylvester

Lucia Domingos

Mrs. Lucia Chapman

Susie Dorsett

Mr. & Mrs. T. Howard Dorsett

Eula Mae Douglas

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Douglas Sr.

Winifred Edwards

Bishop & Mrs. Marion


Carol Eichholz

Mrs. Teeny Cowart

Ms. Carolyn Duggan

Mrs. Lucy Hood

Ms. Dale Tuttle

The Mothers of Epworth

Sunday School Class

Epworth Sunday School Class

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Vada Erwin

Rev. & Mrs. Henry Erwin

Earle Eskew

Mrs. Sara Eskew

Kathryn Esterline

Rev. & Mrs. John Bagwell

Faith Sunday School Class

Ms. Jeanette Grimes

Ms. Luetta Martens

Ms. Jacqueline Melvin

Mrs. Frances Moon

Mr. & Mrs. A. L. Oswald

Mrs. Betty Robinson

Sumter Bank & Trust

Dr. & Mrs. James Trice Jr.

Dr. & Mrs. Robert Waller

Mr. & Mrs. Earl Ward

Ms. Mary Wellborn

Ms. Rosalind Whaley

Rev. & Mrs. W. Raymond


Elsie Etheridge

Mr. & Mrs. H. Leroy


Gee Eubanks

Ms. Teresa Welch

W. K. Farris, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Pruett

Eunice G. Fasulo

Mr. & Mrs. Jer Broadhurst

Preston Fields, Jr.

Mrs. E. P. Fields

The Mother of Ruth Flanders

Ms. Ruth Flanders

Rose Fleishman

Mrs. Sally Schatz

Henrietta Ford

Rev. & Mrs. James Ford

Helen M. Ford

Mrs. Meville Walker

Ed Fore

Mr. & Mrs. James Maffett

Dorathy Forrester

Rev. & Mrs. John Bagwell

Mr. & Mrs. James Cannon

Mrs. Marilyn Cavender

Mrs. Ruth Cobb

Mr. & Mrs. Reggie Comer

Mr. & Mrs. John Cordell Jr.

Faith Sunday School Class

Ms. Frances Feagin

Ms. Margaret Lowe

Rev. & Mrs. W. Raymond


Ruby Foster

Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Foster

Ralph & Nelson Foster

Mrs. Velma Foster

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Franklin

Ms. Nancy Bailey

Nancy Franklin

The Employees of Camellia

& Main

Eunice Franklin

Mr. & Mrs. Marion Franklin

Maude Freihofer

Ms. Marjorie McCain

Rev. Claude Fullerton

Mrs. Betty Lynn Baker

Suemily P. Gandy

Mr. & Mrs. Ronney Ledford

Lena Gardner

Mrs. Bonnie Campbell

Ms. Frances Crawford

Mrs. Eleanor Heisler

Mrs. Lillian Iler

Charlie Gibbs

Mr. & Mrs. Ray Crenshaw

Anita Gibbs

Dr. & Mrs. Louis Riccardi

Mary Gilchrist

Sen. & Mrs. George Hooks

Mr. & Mrs. Ellis Larkin

Richard & Ruby Glover

Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Glover

Mr. & Mrs. John H. Goff

Mr. & Mrs. Lowell Russell

Louise Gosa

Mrs. Marilyn Cavender

Mrs. Ruth Cobb

Ms. ‘Baby’ Ruth Graddick

Ms. Bettie Lorentzson

Hattie Grace

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Reeves

James “Jimmy” Graddick

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Musselman

Ms. Frances Scoggins

Mrs. Marion “Pete” Silver

Joyce Green

Ms. Luetta Martens

Mary Wood Gregory

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Guerry

Mrs. Lucus Bedell Griffin

Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Hunt

Magnolia Manor provides

a great Christian

service. Our elders

should be enjoying the

fruits of their life works

in a loving environment,

and your facilities enable

them to do so. Thank

you for treating the residents

like the treasures

they are”

Dr. Michael David Harrell

Warner Robins, Georgia

W. C. Griggs

Ms. Frances Brown

Mr. & Mrs. Murray Fender

Miss Elizabeth Payne

The Claxton Bank

Cross Sons Farm

Mrs. Alvarez Hudson

Mr. Charles Jenkins

Ms. Kim Jones

Ms. Patsy Rogers

Dr. & Mrs. Robert Waller

Mr. Alan Weil

Chris Guerry

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Guerry

Ed Guerry

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Guerry

Dorothy Guest

Ms. Grace Rhodes

Susie Gunnels

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Abell

Dr. Gerald Gussack

Ms. Elizabeth Russom

I. V. Gutherie

Ms. Bobbie Edmondson

Beulah Hackard

Drayton UMW

Thelma Gowen Hannaford

Mr. & Mrs. George


William Madison Haper III

Ms. Laverne Carter

Cliff Hargrove

Mr. & Mrs. Fred Hargrove

The Daughter of Harley

Gayle Williams

Ms. Bettie Lorentzson

Judge John Harper

Mr. & Mrs. Clifton Carswell

Ron Harper

Ms. Anne Harper

Billy Harper

Mr. & Mrs. Loveard


W. M. Harper III

Mr. & Mrs. Greg Austin

Chambliss Sheppard Roland

& Baxter

Mr. Vernon Warren

Dr. & Mrs. Luther A. Harrell

Miss Maria Harrell

Norma Harrell-Thomas

Mrs. Irene Beasley

Evia Mae Harris

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Passmore

Francis Harvey

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Jones

Sarah Elizabeth Harvey

Dr. & Mrs. John Bates

Mr. & Mrs. C. T. Boys Sr.

Mr. & Mrs. Clifton Carswell

Mr. & Mrs. John Cordell Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Eason Jr.

Ms. Vivian Glover

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Hill

Mrs. Annie Keaton

Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Kinslow

Dr. & Mrs. William Kipp

Dr. & Mrs. Frank Lowrey

Mr. & Mrs. Loveard


Ms. Mary McMurria

Mr. & Mrs. Oscar NeyLans

Mrs. Betty Pope

Ms. Helen Slaughter

Ms. Judith Spann

Mrs. Juanita Stamper

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Ms. Mary Urda

Mr. Alan Weil

Ellen Harvey

Mrs. Thad Wilkinson

Elizabeth Haugabook

Mr. & Mrs. Dick Haugabook


Rosa Hawthorne

Ms. Michelle Hawthorne

The Mother of Elaine Hayes

Ms. Elaine Hayes

Samuel H. Heath

Mr. & Mrs. Harry Hite

Mr. Kenneth Phillips

Sallie Averett Hester

Ms. Celia Farley-Hudnall

Jane Dobbs Hill

Ms. Nancy Hill Bates

Clarabel Gattis Hill

Mr. & Mrs. Bernie Pye

Nell H. Hines

Mr. & Mrs. Alphon Threlkeld

C. J. Hinshaw

Rev. & Mrs. John Bagwell

Jessica Nicole Hollaway

Ms. Gail Sylvester

Mrs. Charles D. Hollis, Sr.

Dr. & Mrs. Charles Hollis Jr.

Lily B. Holloway

Mr. & Mrs. Lovick Holloway

Robert G. Holman

Dr. & Mrs. Allen Turner

Henry Holscher

Ms. Frances Scoggins

Ruth V. Horn

Mrs. Elizabeth Bridges

Leila House

Mr. & Mrs. Marion Franklin

Lucy House

Mrs. Lenette Roquemore

Bob House

Rev. & Mrs. Chris Shoemaker

Inez Howard

Ms. Hazel Ethridge

Jeffie Howard

Mr. & Mrs. Allen Howard

Mary Howard

Avalon UMW

Mr. & Mrs. Woody Beck

Ms. Carol Riles

William Huey

Mr. John White

Ola Hughes

Mrs. Mildred Holliday

Marjo Hughes

Mr. Harold Hughes

Rev. Jake Hutchinson

Rev. & Mrs. V. L. Daughtery Jr.

The Honorable & Mrs. Hardy

Gregory Jr.

Virginia Jackson

Mrs. Doris Batts

Alice Jackson

Mrs. Jane Caudle

Ginny Jackson

Mrs. Jackson Holliday

Virginia “Ginny” Jackson

Dr. & Mrs. E. W. Holloway Jr.

Dorothy W. Jackson

Mr. Warren Jackson Sr.

Morel Jarrell

Ms. Jan Degenhart

Emily ‘E.K.’ Jenkins

Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Fullerton

Mr. & Mrs. Tom Sullivan

Ms. Allison Turner

Mr. Alan Weil

John Reid Johnson

Mr. & Mrs. William Harris

Lillie R. Johnson

Mr. & Mrs. W. B. James

Horace Johnson

Mr. & Mrs. Buddy & Trish


Roy Johnson

Mr. & Mrs. Buddy & Trish


Rosalie Johnson

Mr. & Mrs. Hodges Whitaker

Mary Joiner

Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Howell

Mary Willis Joiner

Mr. Bob Joiner

Mary Joiner

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Russell

Mary Joiner

State Farm Insurance


Martha Jones

Rev. & Mrs. J. Robert Beckum

Joseph Jones

Mrs. Ann Cook

Charlie Jones

Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Herndon


Martha Lee Jones

Mr. & Mrs. Sam Hunter Jr.

Robert Jones, Sr.

Ms. ‘Baby’ Ruth Graddick

Gladys Jordan

Mr. Earl Jordan

Karl Jordan, Sr.

Mrs. Ann Brown

Ms. ‘Baby’ Ruth Graddick

Karl Jorden

Mr. & Mrs. A. L. Oswald

Pauline Kelly

Mr. & Mrs. J. Hinton Reeves

Kathryn Kendrick

Ms. Janet Bowker

Evelyn Kennedy

Adult Bible Class-Lee Street


Mr. & Mrs. Loveard


Mary Evelyn Kennedy

Dr. & Mrs. William Reeves

Geraldine Kennedy

Mrs. Vivian McLendon

Mildred Kensinger

Ms. Carol Smith

B. F. Kensinger

Ms. Carol Smith

Dale King

Ms. Rhonda McQuitty

Clara Sue Kinney

Mr. Harry Kinney Jr.

Thelma Kitchens

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Thomas

JoAnn Korzik

Mrs. Teeny Cowart

Mary J. Lancaster

Rev. & Mrs. Charles Conway Jr.

Carolyn Lane

Mr. & Mrs. Covin Wiggins

Walter Alex Lansford

Mrs. Louise Lansford

Cora Mae Layfield

Bishop & Mrs. Marion


Tom Layfield

Ms. Clarice Wall

Margaret P. Lee

Mr. & Mrs. William Harris

Ms. Lanier Oxford

Mildred C. Lee

Mr. & Mrs. Olin Pound

Mrs. Arthur Lewis

Ms. Patricia Clarke

Hilda Lide

Ms. Susan Raney

Cora Jean Lingle

Dr. & Mrs. William Reeves

Dr. & Mrs. Robert Waller

Cory Lingle

Dr. & Mrs. Roger Williams

Mr. J. W. Linnenkohl, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Belk

Gladys Lively

Miss Margie Foster

Mrs. Harold Long

Mrs. Peggy Long

James Loome

Mrs. Bonnie Campbell

Ms. Frances Crawford

Ms. Virginia Glass

Mrs. Zackie Hammack

Mrs. Eleanor Heisler

Mr. & Mrs. Alan Hildreth

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Mrs. Lillian Iler

Mrs. Lola Stubbs

Miss Rebecca Turner

Onie C. Looney

Ms. Betty Thacker

Mrs. Vida Lowder

Mrs. Peggy Long

Orrie Lucas

Ms. Jan Degenhart

Myra Lunsford

Mrs. Alice Wingard

Lily Adams Lynn

Mr. & Mrs. Robert McNeill

Bernard Macie

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Falcone

Lena Page Mackin

Ms. Mary Mackin

Ruth H. Maffett

Ms. Marilyn Maffett

Mr. & Mrs. James Maffett

James D. & Ruth Maffett

Ms. Marilyn Maffett

Jean Mann

Ms. Sarah Appling

Clarice Manry

Miss Martha Arnold

Mr. & Mrs. Greg Austin

Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Barnes

Mrs. Thelma Beauchamp

Mr. & Mrs. Earl Bell

Mr. & Mrs. Louis Bridges

Mr. & Mrs. James Buchanan Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Clifton Carswell

Ms. Laverne Carter

Mrs. Marilyn Cavender

Mr. & Mrs. Ross Chambliss

Mrs. Ruth Cobb

Ms. Frances Crook

Mr. & Mrs. Russell Cross

Faith Sunday School Class

Ms. ‘Baby’ Ruth Graddick

Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Hardin

Mr. & Mrs. Sam Hunter Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lashley

Mr. William Manry Jr.

Ms. Luetta Martens

Mr. & Mrs. Robert McNeill

Mrs. Laverne Nichols

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Owens

Mr. & Mrs. Roy Peacock Jr.

Ms. Helen Slaughter

Mr. & Mrs. W. B. Stribling Sr.

Mr. & Mrs. Matt Sullivan

Sumter Bank & Trust

Upper Room Class

Dr. & Mrs. Robert Waller

Vida T. Markette

Ms. Ann Foley

Steve Markette

Ms. ‘Baby’ Ruth Graddick

Stephen Hood Markette

Suburban Self Storage

Sally Grimsley Martin

Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Beck

Earline Martin

Mr. & Mrs. Jerrell Tanner

Sarah Mask

Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Jones

Alberta Massy

Mrs. Rethel Ricks

Elizabeth Matthews

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Bryan

Henry Daniel Mauldin, Jr.

Ms. Jean Pace

George & Perrie Mayo

Mr. George Mayo Jr.

Elizabeth McCanless

Ms. Rhonda McQuitty

Paula Stephens McConnell

Mr. & Mrs. Loveard


William McCowen

Mrs. Doris Batts

Andy McCullough

Ms. Eloise McCullough

Louise H. McDonald

Mrs. Hannah Greene

E. O. McDonald

Mrs. Cecil Rathel

Carolyn McGarity

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hogg

Hilda Cosper McGough

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Guerry

Alice Ruth Miller McGraw

Mr. A. H. McGraw

Lois A. McKibben

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Nihiser

Irene McLeod

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McLeod

Eleanor C. McMurray

Mr. & Mrs. William Barnes

Orlean A. McNeill

Mr. & Mrs. Robert McNeill

Annie H. Meadows

Dr. & Mrs. C. E. Steele

Katherine Medlock

Rev. & Mrs. Rick Hamilton

Ms. Bettie Lorentzson

Mr. & Mrs. Cliff Middlebrooks

Mrs. Margaret Dyer

Granny Milburn

Ms. Bonnie Wood

Mary Ivalene Miller

Mr. & Mrs. Mike Bird

Irma Miller

Ms. Virginia Glass

Ms. Sandra Storrar

Rev. Floyd Mitchell

Rev. & Mrs. V. L. Daughtery Jr.

Bobby Mitchell

Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Urick

Joanne Mobley

Mrs. Kathleen Littlefield

Harriet F. Moore

Ms. Jane Hearn

Carolyn Morgan

Dr. & Mrs. Derek McAleer

Fran Morrison

Mr. & Mrs. Edward Fenlon

Ms. Mary Nissi

Ms. Dale Tuttle

Beauler Mueller

Mr. & Mrs. Ron Mahoney

Gladys Murray

Mr. Matthew Murray III

Richard Murray

Mr. & Mrs. A. L. Oswald

The Mothers of Neil & Pat


Mr. & Mrs. Neil Gilbert

Mary C. Nelson

Ms. Janet Scales

Myrtle H. Newberry

Mr. & Mrs. Larry Gainous

The Grandparents of Kelly


Mrs. Kelly Newman

Gene Newton

Mrs. Gladys Hooks

Catharine Neylans

Mr. & Mrs. Oscar NeyLans

Wilma E. Noles

Mr. & Mrs. Harry Hansen

William L. Oliver, Sr.

Rev. & Mrs. William Oliver Jr.

Marie Oliveri

Mrs. Wendy Dorminey

Uretha O’Neal

Rev. & Mrs. John Bagwell

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Carl

The Mother of James Osborne

Mr. James Osborne

J.D. Parker

Ms. Betty Smith

Sara Parker

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Callaway

Mrs. Carol Hawk

Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Phillips Jr.

Dr. & Mrs. William Reeves

Ms. Annie Tripp

Henrietta Robertson Parrish

Mr. & Mrs. George Hannaford

Walter & Wilma Parrish

Rev. W. Guy Parrish Jr.

The Men of Pathfinder Plane 4

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Chambers

David Patterson

Dr. & Mrs. Derek McAleer

Kathryn Payne

Mr. & Mrs. Ardis Bennett

Lenora Hodges Penn

Ms. Verna Chestnutt

Ms. Aisha Craft

Ms. Bonnie Ellington

Mary Milton Lodge #774

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Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Starr Jr.

Rev. & Mrs. George B. Perry

Ms. Connie Godley

Vesta Peterman

Mr. & Mrs. Oscar NeyLans

David Peterson

Mr. & Mrs. George Cox

Cleo Jones Pierce

Mr. & Mrs. J. Wallace Drake

Josephine Pilcher

Mrs. Cecil Rathel

Johni Poole

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Guerry

Mrs. Louise E. Pope

Ms. Mary Lucy Murrah

Fred & Lois Pope

Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Powell

Eunice Post

Mr. & Mrs. John Davis Post

Elouise B. Powell

Mr. Keith Barbee

Charles Powell

Mrs. Carolyn Powell

Harvey & Clara Powell

Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Powell

Anita Price

Mrs. Druscilla Gruhn

Ella Bowman Proctor

Mr. & Mrs. George Hannaford

Mrs. Lloyd Pugh

Miss Nancy Pugh

Mae Radney

Mr. & Mrs. James Radney

Alberta Range

Mrs. Rethel Ricks

Elsie W. Ratliff

Mrs. Ruth Pearce

Ella Dorsey Ravan

Dr. Ondee Ravan

Annie C. Rawls

Mrs. Sue Cornwell

Lisa Reedy

Mr. J. C. Webb

Rev. James Reese

Rev. & Mrs. V. L. Daughtery Jr.

James & Clifford Reese

Mr. & Mrs. William Peacock

Rev. & Mrs. James D. Reese

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Reese

Maggie Branch Reinhardt

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Reinhardt


Kay Riccardi

Dr. & Mrs. Louis Riccardi

Jimmy Rice

Mr. & Mrs. Hansel Bateman

The Parents of Col. & Mrs.

Richard May

Col. & Mrs. Richard May

Doris Riddle

Ms. Faye Bryant

Mrs. Bonnie Campbell

Mr. & Mrs. Perry Mullis

Mildred J. Roberson

Mrs. Janis Kenney

Charlie Roberts

Ms. Rhonda McQuitty

Lois Roberts

Rev. & Mrs. Larry Roberts

Mildred Robinson

Ms. Janet Brandt

Ruby Louise Robinson

Mrs. Juanita Stamper

Ms. Clarice Wall

Ronald Pierce Rogers, Sr.

Ms. Rhonda McQuitty

Kate Roquemore

Mrs. Lenette Roquemore

Ellen Royal

Ms. ‘Baby’ Ruth Graddick

Mr. & Mrs. J. Randall Russell

Mr. & Mrs. Lowell Russell

Pearl Goodman Sadler

Mr. & Mrs. Roy Manoll

Mr. & Mrs. Roy Manoll III

Mr. & Mrs. Jack Sadler

Lamar Sawyer

Mrs. Cecil Rathel

Mozell Saxon

Mrs. Betty Edwards

Catherine Sears

Mr. & Mrs. William Harper

Kathleen Sellers

Ms. Betty Freeman

Mr. & Mrs. John M. Sellers

Mrs. Luna Sellers Mack

Anella Sewell

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Sewell

Nita Shaw

Mrs. Teeny Cowart

Martha Shepherd

Ms. Mary Broach-Bell

Jewel Shepherd

Ms. Michelle Hawthorne

Dr. W. Goddard Sherman

Mrs. Sarah Sherman

“We are glad to say

that Magnolia Manor is

one of the bright stars of

the United Methodist

Church. Don’t ever

close your doors of

Christian discipleship to

people who need your


Mr. & Mrs. Julian Hunter

Fitzgerald, Georgia

J. Willis Shiver

Mr. & Mrs. Hansel Bateman

Mr. & Mrs. Dwight Bliss Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. C. T. Boys Sr.

Mr. & Mrs. Clifton Carswell

Ms. Laverne Carter

Mrs. Marilyn Cavender

Chambliss Sheppard Roland &


Mr. J. Preston Cobb

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Hill

Mr. Charles Hogg

Dr. & Mrs. William Kipp

Ms. Kate Law

Mr. & Mrs. Loveard


Mrs. Suzanne Nichols

Miss Elizabeth Payne

Mrs. Betty Pope

Dr. & Mrs. William Reeves

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Reeves

Mrs. Juanita Stamper

Sumter Bank & Trust

Mr. & Mrs. Tim Vinson

Mr. & Mrs. Bob Wall

Mrs. Laura White

John Willis Shiver, Jr.

Mrs. Ruth Cobb

Barbara Shultz

Mrs. Teeny Cowart

Mrs. Lucy Hood

Mr. Dudley Shultz

Claude Silvey

Mrs. Marianne Myers

James Henry Sims

Mr. & Mrs. John Sims

Juanita Slappey

Mrs. Opal Slappey

Thomas G. Slappey

Mrs. Julia Slappey

Nina Slater

Mr. Kelly Slater

Mr. & Mrs. Tim Vinson

Jan Golden Sledge

Dr. & Mrs. Robert Waller

Mrs. Fannie Mae Smith

Mrs. Inez Daniel

J. T. Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Garden

Lorene Hood Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Guerry

Joe Smith

Dr. & Mrs. Derek McAleer

Frances Smith

Mrs. Cecil Rathel

Sanders Smith

Mrs. Elizabeth H. Smith

William Smith

Rev. & Mrs. Richard Turnipseed

Dee A. Smith, Sr.

Mrs. Stella Smith

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Alice Snider

Mr. & Mrs. Arcey Brown

Mr. & Mrs. Hansel Bateman

Ms. Ann Carr

Mr. & Mrs. Clifton Carswell

Ms. Laverne Carter

Mrs. Marilyn Cavender

Mr. J. Preston Cobb

Mrs. Ruth Cobb

Mr. & Mrs. Russell Cross

Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Cullip

Rev. & Mrs. Henry Erwin

Ms. ‘Baby’ Ruth Graddick

Mrs. Mary Harbuck

Mrs. Annie Keaton

Mr. & Mrs. T. E. Palmer

Ms. Ginger Starlin

W.O.M Ladies Group -

Central Baptist

Yoon Chung Sool

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Curto

Arletta C. Spears

Mrs. Nelma Ruth Fullerton

Charles T. Spears

Ms. Hester Price

Herschel Stanfield

Mr. & Mrs. Buddy &Trish


Herschel Stanfield


Dale N. Steele

Dr. & Mrs. C. E. Steele

Mary Pearce Stephens

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Guerry

Rubye Stephens

Mrs. T. E. Newell

Elizabeth Hogg Stewart

Mrs. Betty Shattles

R. Douglas Stewart

Mrs. Betty Shattles

Mr. & Mrs. R. L. Stewart

Mrs. Evelyn Stewart

Leonard E. Stewart

Mrs. Evelyn Stewart

Marie K. Storer

Mr. & Mrs. George Hannaford

The Parents of Ida Storey

Mrs. Ida Storey

Tom & Ruth Strader

Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Glover

Louise Strickland

Mr. W. Ernest Saunders Sr.

Granny Cassie Stringer

Mr. & Mrs. George Garnett

Lottie Davis Sumner

Dr. & Mrs. Charlie Shaeffer

Earl Tanner

Mrs. Audrey Tanner

Mary Tatum

Mr. & Mrs. William Pilcher

Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Sumner

Winnell S. Taylor

Ms. Margie Dillard

Annie Bell Taylor

Rev. & Mrs. Beau Taylor

Eva Cato Terry

Dr. & Mrs. Frank Terry

Angela Thaden

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Thaden

Mrs. Lou Thompson

Ms. Rhonda McQuitty

Pansy Thompson

Mrs. Paula Pece

Sarah M. Thompson

Dr. Frederick Thompson

Mrs. W. T. Tomlinson

Mr. Don Tomlinson

Grace B. Towns

Ms. Mae Jones

Elizabeth S. Tucker

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Douglas Sr.

Mr. & Mrs. Larry Tucker

Lois Turner

Mr. & Mrs. Calvin Owen

Mr. & Mrs. C. A. Turner

Mrs. Evelyn Stewart

Richard & Edith Turnipseed

Rev. & Mrs. Richard Turnipseed

Hiram Usry

Mrs. Erianne Thornton

Vergil A. Vant

Mrs. Melissa Flowers

Leona P. Vant

Mrs. Melissa Flowers

Wendy L. Vant

Mrs. Melissa Flowers

Charles A. Veal

Mr. & Mrs. James Sosby

Bettie Vick

Ms. Jan Boley

Martha Walker

Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Black

Lillie B. Walker

Mr. & Mrs. Lovick Holloway

Carlton G. Walker

Ms. Elizabeth Russom

Mae B. Wall

Rev. & Mrs. Gene Cariker

Rev. & Mrs. Gene Cariker

The Mothers of Dr. & Mrs.


Dr. & Mrs. Robert Waller

Helen Walls

Mr. & Mrs. Carl Walls

Winabee “Bee” Ward

Dr. & Mrs. John Anderson

Donnie Warren

Mrs. Frances Warren

Mr. & Mrs. Earl Washington

Mr. & Mrs. George Washington

Kay Waters

Ms. Harriet Carlson

Ms. Dale Tuttle

Vera Weathers

Mr. & Mrs. Lanier Harrison

Cora L. Webb

Dr. & Mrs. Frank Terry

Audrey B. Webb

Mr. Julian Webb Jr.

Joyce Mullis Weeks

Mr. & Mrs. Carl Mullis

Helen Weil

Mr. & Mrs. Dan Ratz

Mr. Alan Weil

Ralph Wells

Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Wells

Sutton Wells, Sr.

Mr. Michael Wells

Marthalyn Lynch Wetzel

Mr. & Mrs. William Dozier

James W. Wheeler

Mr. & Mrs. Richard


Delmas Wheeler

Mrs. Bebe Moses

Myrtice Wheeler

Rev. & Mrs. Randall Ray

Burksie Whitaker

Mr. & Mrs. Hodges Whitaker

Malda White

Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Foster

Jewel Wilder

Mrs. Lillie Johnson

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Johnson

The Mothers of Mr. & Mrs.

Ray Wilder

Rev. & Mrs. W. Raymond


Dorothy H. Williams

Mr. & Mrs. Fred Williams

Edith Willingham

Mr. & Mrs. Ardis Bennett

Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Linker

Trudy Willis

Mrs. Myra Willis

Newell Wilson

Mrs. Vivian Stewart

Teri Wilson

Ms. Clarice Wall

Ms. Clarice Wall

Anne Bailey Wood

Mr. & Mrs. James Walton

The Mothers of Donald &

Margie Wood

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Wood

Ermon Worthington

Ms. Kathy Dyess

Susie & Charlie Wright

16 Magnolia Manor

Mr. & Mrs. Elmo Wright

Bud Wyatt

Mrs. Teeny Cowart

Charlotte Young

Rev. & Mrs. James Ford

Mrs. Gussie Young

Ms. Ruth Spencer

Eloise Zipperer

Rev. & Mrs. Thomas Davis Jr.

The Mothers of Mr. & Mrs.

Gary Zuerner

Mr. & Mrs. Gary Zuerner

Mom, Grandma, & Jack



Zelma Adams

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Boney

Lois Allmon

Mr. & Mrs. David Hair

Mr. & Mrs. Reuben Tyler

Sue Askerzada

Ms. Luetta Martens

Florine Bailey

Mr. & Mrs. Wade Bartlett

Mr. Freddie Bajalia

Dr. & Mrs. Charles Adams

Louis Baldassarre

Mr. & Mrs. Reggie Comer

Lynn Bateman

Mr. & Mrs. Dwight Bliss Jr.

Tabitha Baynor

Mrs. Frances Moon

Rev. Robert Beckum

Corinth UMC

Ms. Ruth Davis

Dixon UMC

Mr. & Mrs. Jack Peck

Robert & Mary Pat Beckum

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Kelly

Lillian S. Bell

Ms. Joanne Mayo

Rev. & Mrs. Larry Bird

Neille McDonald Sunday

School Class

Mr. & Mrs. Randy Bishop

Magnolia Manor of Macon

Supportive Housing, Inc.

Elsa Bjork’s 106th Birthday

Ms. Lydia Arneson

Mary Jane Boland

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Boland

Margaret Bolton

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Bolton

Florrice Boothe

Ms. Sarah Appling

Mary G. Breckenridge

Dr. & Mrs. Homer

Breckenridge III

Elizabeth H. Bridges

Dr. & Mrs. Homer

Breckenridge III

Mr. & Mrs. Wilkes Broach

Dr. & Mrs. Gilbert Ramsey

Rev. John & Connie Brodess

Mrs. Alice Alsobrook

Dr. & Mrs. W. A. Alsobrook

Miss Martha Arnold

Mr. & Mrs. John Arthur III

Rev. & Mrs. John Bagwell

Mrs. Evelyn Bickley

Mrs. Minnie Bledsoe

Mr. & Mrs. Arcey Brown

Ms. Frances Crook

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Davis Sr.

Rev. & Mrs. J. William Dupree

Miss Josephine Easterlin

Faith Sunday School Class

Mrs. Mary Faurote

Mrs. L. Mae Griffin

Mrs. Carol Hawk

Ms. Bobbie Jones

Mrs. Annie Keaton

Ms. Ruth King

Mrs. Louise Lansford

Mrs. Raymond Lee

Ms. Bettie Lorentzson

Ms. Marion Lummus



Mr. William Manry Jr.

Ms. Luetta Martens

Mrs. Annie Morton

Mrs. W. R. Morton

Mrs. Annie Morton


Mr. & Mrs. A. L. Oswald

Miss Nena Perry

Rev. & Mrs. Randall Ray

Mrs. Betty Robinson

Mrs. Pauline Ryle

Mr. Frank Stephenson

Mrs. Frances Tharpe

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Wall Jr.

Dr. & Mrs. Robert Waller

Mr. Alan Weil

Rev. & Mrs. W. Raymond


Mr. & Mrs. McDonald Willis

Rev. John & Connie Brodess

Mr. & Mrs. David Willis

Mr. & Mrs. James Brogdon

Mrs. Teeny Cowart

Ruth Brown

Miss Ann Maria Domingos

Bonnie M. Brown

Simmons Agency, Inc.,

Joyce Buchanan

Mr. & Mrs. Richard DeLong

Marjorie Buchanan

Mrs. Rebecca Gurr

Margie Buchanan

Mr. & Mrs. T. E. Palmer

Gene Bailey Wood Butler

Mr. & Mrs. James Walton

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Byram

Dr. & Mrs. James Trice Jr.

Opal Cannon

Opal Cannon Sunday School


Martha J. Carroll

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Allen

Loretta Closius

Mr. Walter Closius

Laverne Mackin Comer

Mr. & Mrs. Reggie Comer

Agnes Conway

Mr. & Mrs. Joel Conway

Julie Conway

Rev. & Mrs. Charles Conway Jr.

Kiki Conway

Rev. & Mrs. Charles Conway Jr.

Patsy Cooper

Rowe Realty Co.

Ida Coram

Lt. Col. & Mrs. William


Ms. Faye Bryant

Teeny Cowart

Mr. & Mrs. C. Thomas Tout

George & Claudia Cox

Ms. Betty Farr

Ruby Crawley

Ms. Frances Smallwood

Mrs. Buena Crumpler

Mr. & Mrs. John Sewell

Inez Daniel

Mr. Dozier Blackstock

Doris Daniel

Mrs. Annie Morton

Dr. Fred Daniel

Rev. & Mrs. C. Dick Reese

Sara Davis

Mrs. Joan Anderson

Sandra Davis

Mr. & Mrs. Carlton Garner

Julia Davis

Rev. & Mrs. Thomas Davis


Pam Davis

Mrs. Frances Moon

Mary DeLong

Mr. & Mrs. Richard DeLong

(Bo) John W. Dempsey, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Randy Dempsy

Kathryn Dennis


Riley Dillard

Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Lee

Earline Dobbs

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Sewell

Polly Douglas

Ms. Bonnie Rackley

Jean Dozier

Mr. & Mrs. G. G. ‘Spec’ Dozier

Mrs. Katherine Dozier

Mrs. Patsy Watson

Mr. & Mrs. F. M. Draffin

Ms. Anne Sartain

Vivian Dupree

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Cherokee Garden Club

Marty Good Durham

Rev. George Durham

Katheryn Esterline’s


Mr. & Mrs. Edgar Craft

Mary K. Evans

Ms. Betsy Cathell

Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Fann

Dr. & Mrs. Charles Adams

Helen S. Farris

Mr. & Mrs. Jon Farris Sr.

Jewel Farris

Ms. Fran Peters

Mary Faurote

Mr. & Mrs. Louie Tanner

Jerry & Bunny Fish

Mr. & Mrs. William Murrell

Helen Gambill

Mr. & Mrs. Joel Conway

Helen Gambill’s 90th Birthday

Rev. & Mrs. Mike McAfee Sr.

Anne I. Gibbs

Mr. & Mrs. John Tripp

K. Giles

Mrs. Teeny Cowart

Martha Giles

Ms. Lisa Harris

Sue Gillis

Mr. Freddy Gillis

Mr. & Mrs. Mike Godwin

Dr. & Mrs. Charles Adams

Wayne Gosa

Mr. & Mrs. Ulmer Stevens

Rosa Grimsley

Mr. & Mrs. Roger Bivins

Louise Griner

Ms. Grace Martin

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Gupton

Dr. & Mrs. Charles Adams

Lillie M. Hall

Ms. Mary Johnson

Willie Hall

Mr. Alan Weil

Aileen Harden

Mr. & Mrs. Bob Galloway

Mary S. Hargrove

Mr. & Mrs. Fred Hargrove

Delores Harlow

Mrs. Amanda Fasnacht

Mrs. Lanier Harrison, Sr.

Mr. & Mrs. Lanier Harrison

Carol Hawk

Ms. Hilda Hawk

Mr. Alan Weil

Polly Hearn

Rev. & Mrs. W. Raymond


Billie Hicks

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Doane

Joel Hollis

Ms. Elaine Hollis-Pritchard

Lucy Hood

Mr. Charles Hood

Jean Hooks


Robert & Julie Horne

Mr. & Mrs. Ulmer Stevens

Evelyn Jackson

Ms. Carrie Pasquale

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Jarrell

Ms. Frances Schroder

Becky Jester’s 95th Birthday

Rev. & Mrs. V. L. Daughtery


Marion Jones

Mr. & Mrs. James Allmond

Nita Jones


Lois Kimberly

Ms. Vicki King

Alice Kirksey

Mr. Charles Roberts

Sam & Gini Lamback

Mr. & Mrs. Billy Beasley

Freda Lechner

Mr. William McArthur

Merle Lee

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Lee

Max Lide

Ms. Susan Raney

“We cannot think of

words adequate to

express our love and

appreciation for

Magnolia Manor. My

mom was there for 12

years, which were her


Mr. Robert Belk

Eatonton, Georgia

Mrs. J. W. Linnenkohl, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Belk

Edward Litke

Ms. Agnes Litke

Evelyn Little

Rev. W. Guy Parrish Jr.

Birdie Long

Mr. & Mrs. Felton Carter

Gerald & Lib Long

Dr. & Mrs. Ernest Seckinger Sr.

Louise Lunsford

Mr. & Mrs. T. E. Palmer

Mr. & Mrs. Mac Mackey

Dr. & Mrs. Charles Adams

All Employees of Magnolia


Ms. Florence Stout

All Magnolia Manor Mothers

Mr. & Mrs. Gene Richardson

Magnolia Manor

Ms. Barbara Stickel

Mothers Everywhere

Mrs. Alice Alsobrook

Magnolia Manor in St. Marys

Ms. Elinore Bennett

Magnolia Manor Section IV


Mr. & Mrs. Carlton Garner

Alberta Mathis

Mrs. Rethel Ricks

Kitty McCall

Mr. & Mrs. Scott McCall

Louise B. McCann

Mr. & Mrs. Larry Powell

Mattie Will McLeod

Ms. Laverne Carter

Faith Moore

Mr. & Mrs. Carol Moore

Carolyn Moss

Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Jones

All Mothers

Mr. & Mrs. Harrell Wall

Helen Neilson

Mrs. Gerald Herring

Carrie O.

Mrs. Teeny Cowart

Sara B. Oliver

Rev. & Mrs. William Oliver Jr.

Charlotte Parramore’s 90th


Mr. & Mrs. Jack Scoggins

Elsie Patton

Mr. & Mrs. Mike Adams

Rev. Steve Patton

Ms. Jeannette Cooper

Mr. & Mrs. Hiram Peeler

Mr. & Mrs. Doug Walker

Alice Phelps

Mr. David Phelps

Pinson Memorial UMC

Dr. & Mrs. John Williamson

Walter Mae Pollock

Mr. & Mrs. Dwight Bliss Jr.

June Powell

Ms. Susan Glenn

Julie Williamson Powell

Mr. & Mrs. Uley Morgan

Dorothy Price

18 Magnolia Manor

If you had a million dollars

in your bank account to give to

Magnolia Manor, how would

you make the gift?

Would you send a personal check through the mail?

Probably not.

Would you drive to the president’s office, walk in

and personally hand him a check? Maybe.

Would you call the Development Office and request

someone to come and get the check? Perhaps.

Would you give the money as an unrestricted gift, to

be used however the Manor wishes? Possibly.

Would you want your gift to go to a specific purpose,

such as building construction or endowment growth?

Could be.

The point is, making a sizable gift to Magnolia

Manor or any nonprofit organization requires a

variety of considerations. And, really, “sizeable” is

On Giving a Million

McDonald Willis

a relative term. It may be $25,000 to one donor or

may be a $1 million gift to another. In fact, even a

gift of $10,000 can cause considerable deliberation.

We in the Development Office of Magnolia

Manor understand the dynamics of gift giving and

realize that philanthropic satisfaction relates not

only to the size of a gift, but to such things as

how it is given, who is involved, when it occurs

and what it accomplishes. We appreciate concerns

relating to privacy and family issues. We know that

giving can have emotional dimensions far beyond

the value of the gift.

Our gift-planning specialists are prepared to

assist you not only in transferring a gift of any

size to Magnolia Manor, but also in helping you

deal with various questions and concerns along

the way. You will find us knowledgeable, skillful,

courteous and respectful of your wishes.

To talk to us about a possible gift, use the

response form below, or call the Development

Office toll free at 866-924-9352, ext. 5928. You

can also reach us through our website at MM

Please complete and return this reply form if you would like for me to contact you:

___ Please contact me about a personal visit. The best time to call is: _______.




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Mail this form to: Mac Willis, Magnolia Manor, 2001 S. Lee St., Americus, GA 31709

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Adult Bible Class-Lee Street


Jeanne Prosser

Ms. Laverne Carter

Olyra Rainey

Mr. & Mrs. Burton Bridges

Mary Ray

Rev. & Mrs. Randall Ray

Magnolia Manor on the Coast

Residents & Staff

Ms. Dale Tuttle

Jay & Lanette Roberson

Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Lewis

Connie Rodemann

Mr. & Mrs. John O’Connor

Estelle Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Jones

Mr. & Mrs. Dan Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Strange Sr.

Orelle R. Smith

Mr. Bobby Smith

Florence Snyder

Dale Snyder

Marguerite Spann

Mr. Charles Williamson Jr.

Bess Speer

Ms. Laverne Carter

Pops Spellman

Ms. Elinore Bennett

Mrs. Carolee Christian

Eloise Thompson

Captain & Mrs. Lamar


Erianne C. Thornton

Ms. Charlene Usry

Samuel E. Trent, Jr.

Ms. Jennifer Burnett

Dr. Marcus V. Tripp

Mr. Andy Jameson

Martha & Holly Trupia

Ms. Dorothy Yarbrough

Dr. Chanh Tu

Mr. & Mrs. Ulmer Stevens

Beck Turner

Lydia Group UMW

May Walker

Mrs. William Simmons

Dr. & Mrs. Robert D. Waller

Mr. & Mrs. Gary Carnes

Mr. & Mrs. Ulus Wall

Hazel Waller

Ms. Linda Gosnell

Dawn Welch

Mr. Jake Welch

June Wester

Mr. & Mrs. W. Frank Joiner

Sherri Whitaker

Mr. Don Whitaker

Ray & Juanita Wilder

Mrs. Laura Duke

Carolyn Roland’s Six


Ms. Carolyn Roland

Margaret Pey Sanderson

Magnolia Manor

Hill & Gay Sheppard

Ms. Janice Sheppard

Mary Shippey

Adult Bible Class-Lee Street


Margaret R. Simmons

Mr. Michael Simmons

Mary Anne Smith

Mrs. Betty Collier

Hal Sperber

Mr. & Mrs. Richard


Jenny Stafford

Mr. & Mrs. Walt Hendrix

Rev. Tim Steffen

Ms. Virginia Hay

Lola C. Stubbs

Ms. Vivian Ellis

Ossie Swann

Mr. & Mrs. Ward Sweat

Monica & Bob Swygert

Mr. Michael Willoughby

Rebecca Turner

Mr. Neal Rumble

Faye B. Turner

Dr. & Mrs. Allen Turner

Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Tuttle

Mrs. Teeny Cowart

Mrs. Ralph Tyler

Mrs. Gerald Herring

Leona Varner

Harmony Sunday School


Rosie Wade

Ms. Sara Johnson

Juanita Wilder

Ms. Luetta Martens

Rev. & Mrs. William Strickland

Warren Williams

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Womack

Magnolia Manor

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