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Betty Lou Yawn 1941-2013


MRS. BETTY LOU HILLIARD YAWN, age 71, of Milan, GA died Monday, March 25, 2013, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Thursday, March 28, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Chuck Taylor and Rev. Bill Jones officiating, with interment in Pleasant Grove Cemetery with Bobby Ryals officiating.

Melvin L. (Skeet) Fair


Shirley Hambrick-Paul 1936-2013


MRS. SHIRLEY WRIGHT HAMBRICK-PAUL, age 76, of Byron, GA, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Wednesday, March 20, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Jack Lee officiating, with interment in Plainfield Baptist Church Cemetery on Friday, March 22, at 11:00AM.

Mrs. Hambrick-Paul was born in Dodge County, of the Baptist faith, and was a 20 year retired paraprofessional at Winship Magnet Elementary School in Macon.  She enjoyed her time at Pine Gate Retirement Community and was well known as Mama Hambrick from her years at the Bibb Skating Rink.  She was daughter of the late Missie Lee Wright and James Bertrue Wright. 

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.

Mitchell O. Daniels 1941-2013


MR. MITCHELL OLIVER DANIELS, age 71, of Warner Robins, GA, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at his residence.

Memorial services will be held at 7:00PM Thursday, March 21, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Daniel Cook and Mr. Lamar Coleman officiating.

Mr. Daniels was born in Dodge County, of the Baptist faith, and was a member of Cottondale Baptist Church.  He was a 22 year veteran of the Army National Guard, a retired 31 year employee of Warner Robins Air Force Base, and served as an accounts payable supervisor at Stuckeys, Inc.  He was son of the late Johnnie Bracewell Daniel and Aubrey “Perk” Daniel. 

David B. Dusseau Jr. 1987-2013


DAVID B. DUSSEAU, JR., age 26, of Eastman, GA, died Wednesday,

February 27, 2013, at the Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon.

 Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Friday, March 1, at Solid Rock Church of God, with Rev. Tim Hicks and Rev. Matthew Floyd officiating, with interment in Greenlawn Memorial Park, with Rev. Jackie O. Wright officiating.

David was born in Thomasville, GA and moved to Eastman in 1992.  He was a member of Solid Rock Church of God and was a loving son, grandson and nephew.

James Durham Peterson 1938-2013


MR. JAMES DURHAM PETERSON, age 74, of Rhine, GA, died Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at Dodge County Hospital.

 Memorial services will be held at 6:00PM Thursday, February 28, in Southerland Funeral Chapel with Rev. Roy Williams officiating.

Mr. Peterson was a lifelong resident of Dodge County, of the Methodist faith, a retired Carpenter of Residential and Commercial Construction and son of the late Inez Parker Peterson & Ollie Fernando Peterson.  He was a Veteran of the US Army and an avid Outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.    

Survivors:  2 Daughters – Shelia Wright (Rusty) of Douglas, GA & Sherry Roberts (Gary) of Helena, AL;  2 Sisters – Agnes Wood of Dublin & Gloria Douglas of Cochran;  1 Brother – Lynn Peterson (Rosemary) of McRae;