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Bobby Dean Engram 1941-2013

Bobby Dean Engram 1941-2013

Pa” Bobby Dean Engram, 71, of Eatonton died Tuesday, June 18, 2013.

He was born in Edison, Ga., Aug. 31, 1941, to the late Willie Lee and Inez Smith Engram.

Arthur Dennis 1954-2013

Arthur Keith Dennis, 58, died at a Macon Hospital Monday, June 17, 2013.

He was born in Covington Aug. 17, 1954, to Carl Dennis and the late Evelyn Delores Cargile Dennis. He lived in Eatonton for the past 36 years and was employed by Haband.

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.

Benny Ranow

Benny Ranow


Benny Ranow 83, of Eatonton, died at a Macon hospital Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.
He was born in Butler, Ga., to Johnny and Mary Hutto Ranow. He served in the Army and had worked as an aircraft inspector.

The service will be held Monday, Feb. 18, at 3 p.m. at Vining Ivy Hill Chapel, with the visitation an hour before service time.

Burma W. Bridges


Funeral services for Mrs. Burma West Bridges, 76, of Cochran who died Tuesday, October 9, 2012 in Seale, Alabama will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Mrs. Bridges was born in Hancock County, the daughter of the late Steve and Lena Johnson West. She was the widow of Eugene Bridges. She was a member of Beulah Springs Congregational Holiness Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a son, Willis Bridges and a sister, Hazel Grenade.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Wanda (Joey) Sinkule of Seale, Alabama and Wendy (Robert) Davis of Macon; 2 sons, Wendell (Theresa) Bridges of Macon and Wade (Winnie) Bridges of Montrose; 2 brothers, Jerry West of Montrose and Steve West of Deepstep; sister, Patsy Stewart of Eatonton; 19 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild.

The family will meet friends at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday night.

Lars Alecksen's Funeral Set for Saturday

Lars Alecksen's Funeral Set for Saturday

Father of fallen soldier  Army Spc. Erica Alecksen, Lars Alecksen passed away Tuesday.

His funeral is set for Saturday, September 1 at 11 a.m.at the Great Hall of First United Methodist Church, according to his obituary.

Feel free to leave condolences in the comments section below.