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Bobby Moore 1936-2013

MR. BOBBY LEE MOORE, age 77, of Eastman, died Wednesday,

May 22, 2013, at Dodge County Hospital.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00PM Friday, May 24, at Woodlawn Cemetery, with Mr. Reggie Sheffield and Rev. Daniel Cook officiating.

Mr. Moore was a member of First Baptist Church, a veteran of the U. S. Navy and a retired employee of Robins AFB.  He was son of the late Thelma Louise Daniel Moore & Robert Lee Moore and was preceded in death by a

Sister – Betty Lott and 2 Brothers – David Moore & Ronald Moore.

Survivors:  Wife – Leola Bearden Moore of Eastman;  3 Sons – Keith Moore (Kathy), Ken Moore (Melinda) and Brian Moore all of Savannah; 

Elaine Jones Yawn


Services for Mrs. Elaine Jones Yawn, 92, of Cochran who died Wednesday, March 27, 2013 in Buford, Ga. will be held in the Chapel of Fisher Funeral Home on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 1:30 P. M. Rev. Ken Brooks officiating.

Elaine was born at home in Dodge County and lived in Cochran, Ga. She was retired from Warner Robins AFB in 1983 and from The Shoppers Guide. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cochran. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe B. Yawn Sr., and her daughter, Betty  Smith of Cochran.

Survivors include a daughter, Sherrian (Michael) Robinson of Buford, Ga.; son, Joe B. Yawn (Ernestine) of Lawrenceville, Ga.; son-in-law Dykes Smith of  Cochran; three grandchildren, Leslie Gheesling of Sugar Hill, Ga. (Michael), Michael Robinson and Jason Robinson, both of New York; three great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren .

Visitation will follow the service on Saturday.

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.

Intelligence Specialist Creates Temporary Afghanistan Monument from Memory

Intelligence Specialist Creates Temporary Afghanistan Monument from Memory


By Kevin Lilley
Air Force Times

Ron White once memorized a deck of cards in 87 seconds.

That’s every card, every suit, in every position in the deck — No. 1 through No. 52 — in less than a minute and a half. It was, at the time, an American record.

Capt. John T. "Jack" Rooney, USAF (Ret)

Jack Rooney, 77, entered into rest on Monday, December 10, 2012.

Jack was born on March 11, 1935 in Charlestown, Massachusetts to the late John T. Rooney and Teresa Collins Pollack. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps for four years and went on to join the United States Air Force from which he retired as Captain in Warner Robins. Jack was of the Catholic faith.

Deborah Vredenburg

Deborah J. Vredenburg, 48, entered into rest on Saturday, February 23, 2013.

Mrs. Vredenburg was born on March 24, 1964 in France. She retired Civil Service from Robins Air Force Base.

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.