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Ira Faglier of Buford died on Feb. 1 following an extended illness. He was 86.

A native of Jefferson County, Faglier was a veteran of World War II, where he served as chaplain assistant. He served as pastor in Nashville, Ashburn, Dearing, Leslie, and Americus. While earning his degree at Mercer, he pastored two churches in Macon. Faglier retired from full-time ministry after serving 21 years at First Baptist Church in Buford.

Faglier is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ogle V. Faglier of Buford. He is also survived by a brother, Claude, of Augusta; a son, Keith, of Marietta; a daughter, Marsha Matthews of Sugar Hill; seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.


Starr Miller, of Newnan and Plainville, died Jan. 26 at age 84.

Miller was president emeritus of Brewton-Parker College, where he served twice as president. In addition, he was dean emeritus of the school of education for Georgia Southern University.

Miller served as the Georgia State director of the American Association of Retired Persons and as president of the Georgia Retired Teachers Association. He served as chair of several groups, including Georgia Baptist College of Nursing and the Educational Commission of the Georgia Baptist Convention and as president of the Georgia Association of Colleges.

Miller was preceded in death by a spouse, Sarah Fallin Miller. He is survived by his wife, Luine Wilson Baxter Miller of Newnan; one sister, Charlcie Grace Connell of Plainville; two children, Charles Starr Miller of Atlanta and Melanie Stokes of Ludowici; two stepchildren, Jeff Baxter of Atlanta and Lori Scheleicher of Charlotte, N.C.; and two grandchildren.


Roger Wilkins, pastor of Gum Branch Baptist Church in Hinesville, died Feb. 2.

A graduate of New Orleans Seminary, Wilkins had pastored Gum Branch for 25 years. Prior to coming to Gum Branch he was pastor of Wanilla Baptist Church in Wanilla, Miss. and East Union Baptist Church in Magnolia, Miss. Wilkins was a ten-year member of the State Executive Committee of the Georgia Baptist Convention and a trustee with LifeWay Christian Resources. He is survived by his wife, Vicki, and sons, Christopher of Valdosta and Matthew of Rincon.