2009-10-22 / Obituaries


Doris Corene Ernest, 85, of Country Oaks Assisted Living in Thomasville and former resident of Putnam died Oct. 15, 2009 at Country Oaks.

She was born Dec. 22, 1923 in Marengo County. She was a member of Putnam Baptist Church. She was a former school bus driver and cafeteria worker.

Survivors include one son, Joe (Lynn) Ernest, Putnam; two daughters, Nadine (Curtis) Luker, Putnam, Margaret (Don) Carden, Selma; one sister, Nadine Dooley, Las Vegas, NV; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Bettis Ernest Sr.

The service was Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville with Rev. Brooks Etheridge officiating. Burial was in the Putnam Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Scott Luker, Randy Luker, Rick Witherington, Shawn Johnson, Kevin Johnson and Manley Parten.

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