SPARTA, Ga. – On Thursday, Oct. 15, at approximately 12:14 p.m., the GBI Region 6 field office was requested to assist the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office with a death investigation.
Hancock County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers and Georgia Department of Corrections agents, located a male body in the woods near Hancock State Prison in Sparta. GBI agents along with the Hancock County Sheriff’s office began conducting interviews and processing the scene.
The body was transported to the GBI Crime Lab where an autopsy was performed. The body has been positively identified as Willie Cecil Barrett, 49, of Perry. Preliminary investigation revealed Barrett's family filed a missing person report on October 7 with the Warner Robins Police Department in Warner Robins. Barrett’s last known location was Sparta. Autopsy results are pending.
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Mrs. Shirley Cooper Miller, 77, passed away on Oct. 25, 2020. A graveside funeral service will be held on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 12:30 in Heritage Memorial Park. The family will be at Williams Funeral Home on Friday from 11 a.m. until noon to receive friends. Mrs. Miller was the daughte…
The world lost a wonderful husband, father, teacher, coach, mentor and friend when Mike Lay passed away on October 22nd, 2020. Mike began his coaching career at Baldwin County High School and continued following his passion of coaching until a day before his passing. To share a memory of Mik…
James Patrick "Pat" Terry, 77, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in the chapel of Williams Funeral Home of Milledgeville with the Rev. Larry Glover and the Rev. Freddy Hogg officiating. Interment will follow in Ivey …
Cindy Epps McMillian, 55, passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at her home. Cindy was born in Washington County but had made her home in Milledgeville. She was preceded in death by her father, C. Wray Epps. She was a 1983 graduate of John Milledge Academy. Survivors include her husband, Tony A…
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