The late Mr. Ron Abney, Photo courtesy Rich Garella
Ron is considered by most international democracy institutions to be one of the leading experts in civil society and political party development. His work has been praised by the United Nations, especially during the 1993 elections in Cambodia,where he developed and implemented programs to assist community groups and political parties in that war torn country as it prepared for its first democratically organized elections. Ron has spent much of the past eleven years in Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East, in an effort to bring democracy to some of the most historically troubled areas in the world.
Family-Placed Death Notice
ABNEY, Ron Memorial services for Mr. Ron Abney, 70, of Cochran who died Saturday, December 31, 2011 in Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 5, 2012 in the Cochran First Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Brooks officiating. Mr. Abney was born in Bleckley County, the son of the late Wilmer (Buddy) Abney and Sara Purser Abney. He was a graduate of Cochran High School Class of 1959 where he was a starter on the basketball team that won the State Basketball Championship in Class A. He was a graduate of Middle Georgia College and the University of Georgia Class of 1963. He was a former employee of the Georgia Forestry Commission. He became the campaign manager for Gov. Nelson Rockefeller in New York and later became the head of Transportation for the state of New York. He later worked for the International Republican Institute. He moved back to Cochran in 1999. He was a full time fundraiser for Takeo Orphanage of Cambodia. He was a member of Cochran First Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Lee (Robert) Darter of Woodbridge, Virginia; one grandson, Mason Benedict of Woodbridge, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Takeo Orphanage, c/o Voices for Global Change, 1440 St. Mary Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. The family may be contacted at the residence on 140 Jessup Street and will meet friends at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday night. Fisher Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on January 2, 2012
A Dhamma Talk on Vipassana and mindfulness meditation by Vipassana Gossalaya Jotannano Hong Keo, Vipassana Buddhist Master during a 10-Day Meditation & Vipassana Retreats at the Buddhist Meditation Center, Wat Kiryvongsa Bopharam on the 11th Waxing Moon – 7th Waning Moon of Jeṭṭha B.E.2560 equivalent to June 15 – 26, A.D.2016 in Leverett, Massachusetts, U.S.A. in 2016.
ក្រុងសាវត្ថី Sāvatthī or Śrāvastī
Vipassana chanting by Meditation Master Ketodhammo Som Bunthoeun. Footages from 2016 Vipassana classes at the Buddhist Meditation Center – Wat Kiryvongsa Bopharam in Leverett, Massachusetts, USA.
SAMDECH CHUON NATH
Khmer literature and Dhamma talk by His Holiness Jotannano Chuon Nath, the Supreme Patriarch of Cambodia Buddhism. His Holiness was born on March 11, 1883; passed away on September 25, 1969
MAHA GHOSANANDA SERVICES
Extraordinary Funeral and Memorial Services for His Holiness Samdech Dr. Maha Ghosananda