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Edward Pope

Ed Pope, age 52, of 144 Taft Lane, Fitzgerald, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Perry Hospital in Perry.

Born in Vienna, he was the son of the late John Alvin Pope and Ila Mae Youngblood Pope. He was a US Navy veteran and a member of First Baptist Church of Unadilla. He was employed at Modern Dispersion South, Inc.

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

Where You Live is WMAZ's hyperlocal feature. This means that we are helping bring you more community-specific news more often.

We have websites for these communities:

Dooly-Macon County
Warner Robins
obins AFB

These community websites are a place for you and your community members to share information.

To join our team and share with folks just like yourself, all you have to do is email us your email address and name whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

From there, we set up an account for you. This account lets you log in to your community site and post photo galleries, concerts, community events, 100th birthday parties, your concerns, latest creative projects, how-to advice and anything else you want people in your area to know.

Once you have an account, here are some examples of how you can stay involved Where You Live:

(These are just ideas to get you started. Feel free to come up with your own blog ideas!)

  • Post about your hobby: 
    Music reviews 
    Movie reviews 
    Local fashion


  • Are you that person who always takes photos at the high school's football games or at community festivals?  You can log in with your new account and create a gallery to show off your photos on our site.
  • Have a story idea that may need a reporter in our newsroom? Send us a news tip by emailing eyewitnessnews@13wmaz.com
  • Where You Live is your space for public conversation.  Feel free to comment on others' articles. New ideas can crop up just from simple conversations with others.
  • See something bizarre around town? Take a (cell phone) photo and post it to your community site! Maybe someone else will know the background story.
  • Add an event to our community calendar. Click "Add an Event"  on your community site's event section.
  • Like" us on Facebook to include your local news, breaking news and weather warnings and watches in your Facebook feed.
  • Follow us on Twitter for breaking news and weather updates.

Carrie Irene Johnson Wheeler

Carrie Irene Johnson Wheeler, age 91, passed away on February 24, 2013 at Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon. A Memorial service will be held at Hart’s Mortuary, Cherry Street on February 27, 2013 at 12:00PM, with The Reverends Jody and Julie Long officiating. The family will greet friends one hour prior to service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, North Gate. Ms. Wheeler was born on April 12, 1921 in Sparta, Georgia and graduated from Sparta High School in 1939. She moved to Macon in 1947 where she was employed at Robins AFB in what was then the Directorate of Procurement. Ms. Wheeler was a member of the First Baptist Church of Christ and the Believer’s Sunday School Class. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, crafts, gardening, and shopping. She was an avid bridge player and a regular follower of Atlanta Braves baseball. Ms.

Willie Ruth Wheeler 1933-2012

Willie Ruth Wheeler, 78, of Unadilla, went to sleep on September 11, 2012 in anticipation of her earthly resurrection (Matt 5:5; John 5:28, 29; Rev 21:3, 4.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Minnie Farmer, brothers Joe and Leonard (Bootle) Farmer, and her husband of 54 years, William Clinton (Clint) Wheeler, all of Unadilla.

Perry Funeral Home Celebrates 70 Years of Business

Perry Funeral Home Celebrates 70 Years of Business

Watson-Hunt Funeral Home celebrates 70 years of business Thursday, July 26 from 4-7 p.m. at the New Perry Hotel.

Robert Pelissier


Macon-Robert “Rob” Pelissier, 44, died Sunday, July 31, 2011. Funeral services will be held 11:00AM on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at Ingleside Baptist Church chapel with Dr. Tim McCoy and Dr. Mark Hudgins officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery of Perry, GA. Visitation will be between 6:00-8:00PM on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at Hart’s at the Cupola, 6324 Peake Road. Flowers or donations may be made to Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 38, Attn: Joe Gleaton, President, 3280 Oak Valley Drive, Lizella, Georgia 31052, or Covenant Care Services, 3950 Ridge Avenue, Macon, GA 31210, or Noon Day Optimist Club of Macon, Attn: Bill Brooks, 214 Hamrick Road, Macon, Georgia 31220.

Clifford E. French

Clifford E. French, 69, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.

Mr. French was born on January 8, 1942 in Dry Fork, Virginia. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church where he was Minister of Senior Adults. Cliff was a Minister for fifty two years; he pastored Pride Baptist Church in Pride, Louisiana; Denham Road Baptist Church in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana; Third Street Baptist Church in Cordele; and Crossroads Baptist Church in Perry. A faithful servant of the Lord, he was also a Regional Vice President of Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Florida. His parents, Willie Boyd French and Edith Starling French, both preceded him in death.