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Mrs. Misty Lewis, 45

Misty Lewis, 45 of Adel passed away Saturday, February 17, 2024 at her residence. Misty was born May 14, 1978 in Smithtown, New York to the late William Joshua Lewis, III, and Eileen Hoefling Lewis. Survivors include her son, Barry Moore of Adel; daughters, Brandi DeFiore of Gainesville, GA, and Eileen Lynn Lewis of Rhode…

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Mr. Kenneth Lee Ratts, 85

Mr. Kenneth Lee Ratts, 85, of Adel passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024 at his home. Kenneth was born December 19, 1938 in Martinsville, Indiana to the late Clyde Gilbert Ratts and Edith Mae Shuler Ratts. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and attended New Life Baptist Church. Kenneth was a loving husband, father,…

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Mrs. Janet Marie Putney Welch, 76

Janet Marie Putney Welch, 76 of Sparks passed away Sunday, February 18, 2024 at her home. Janet was born November 3, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Faith Putney.  She retired from Sierra Pines after working for 30 years as a lead operator. Janet was a member of Hall Community Church. She enjoyed fishing and…

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Mrs. Crystal Posey Carter, 42

Mrs. Crystal Posey Carter, age 42, of Adel, Georgia passed away February 21, 2024 at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, Georgia.  She was born in Valdosta on May 29, 1981 to Keith Posey and the late Lorie Scarboro Apperson Moore.  Mrs. Carter lived all of her life in Cook County and was of the…

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Mrs. Melba Moore, 68

Melba Moore of Sparks passed away Friday, February 16, 2024 at Tift Regional Medical Center. Melba was born January 31, 1956 to the late Robert & Ruth Evelyn Rountree Young. She loved flowers and loved her pets. Survivors include her brothers, Greg “Peanut” Young of Sparks, and Ricky (Sherry) Young of Adel. A graveside service…

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Mr. Roger Walker, Sr, 79

Mr. Roger Walker, Sr, 79 of West Berrien passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Tift Regional Medical Center. Roger was born July 27, 1944 in Sarasota, FL and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam. After service, Roger started working as a truck driver for many businesses. He became a member of…

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Adel woman to serve six years in prison for cruelty to children

On Feb. 19, 2024, Superior Court Judge Richard L. Perryman III sentenced Carolyn Ann Lissimore, 44, of Adel to serve six years in state prison after she pleaded guilty to cruelty to children, first degree (two counts), according to court records. The judge sentenced Ms. Lissimore to a total of 30 years, the first six…

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Samantha Patton, first Lady Hornet to win state championship in wrestling

Congratulations to Cook High School’s Samantha “Sam” Patton, 17, for winning the State Championship in the Girls 130LB Weight Class Division at the 2024 GHSA Traditional Wrestling State Championship, held Friday, Feb. 16, and Saturday, Feb. 17, in Macon. Sam Patton, a junior, made her mark in the records book at Cook High by becoming…

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Adel woman sentenced to two life sentences without parole for child molestation

Alapaha Judicial Circuit District Attorney Chase L. Studstill has announced that on Wednesday February 14th, 2024, Amelia Spires, age 47, was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole followed by an additional 69 years in prison. Spires pled guilty to four counts charging her with, among other things, aggravated sexual battery,…

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Burt Moore, 75

Burt Moore, 75, of Adel passed away on Monday, January 8, 2024, at his home. Burt was born on February 25, 1948, in Hornell, NY to the late Burdette Edgar and Barbara McAndrew Moore. Burt was a very successful Structural and Civil Engineer. He graduated from Syracuse University and then worked to obtain his Professional…

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