Mrs. Estelle Rooks Hobbs Stapleton
Mrs. Estelle Rooks Hobbs Stapleton, 87, of Stapleton entered into rest on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at Westwood Nursing Home in Evans.
Born to the late Maybell Owens Rooks and the late Roscoe Rooks in Warren County, Mrs. Stapleton grew up and lived most of her life in Stapleton, where she was a seamstress. She was a member of Reedy Creek Baptist Church, where she served as treasurer in the Joy Sunday School Class and in the WMU.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Reedy Creek Baptist Church, with Rev. John A. Jenkins officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lewis Hobbs and Maurice Stapleton.
Survivors include four children, Wayne L. Hobbs (Janie) of Thomson, June H. Glover (John) of Augusta, Kenneth A. Hobbs (Phyllis) of St. Marks, Fla., and Janet L. Hobbs of Augusta; four grandchildren, Carol H. McCorkle (Chess) of Thomson, Dana G. Esslinger (Jeff) of Cartersville, Amy G. Scherer (Joseph) of Martinez, and Anthony L. Hobbs (Becky) of St. Marks, Fla.; six great-grandchildren, Brittany McCorkle, Chelsy McCorkle, Jonathan McCorkle, Abby Esslinger, John Joseph Scherer and William Scherer; niece, Gail Field; and nephew, Allen Hobbs.
Pallbearers were Jeff Esslinger, David Field, Allen Hobbs, Anthony Hobbs, Chess McCorkle and Joseph Scherer.
Memorial contributions may be made to Reedy Creek Building Fund, 1128 Reedy Creek Church Rd., Stapleton, GA 30823.
James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Louis Felton “Lou” Garrett
Mr. Louis Felton “Lou” Garrett, 81, of Edgewater, Md., entered into rest on Feb. 7, 2011, in Annapolis, Md., of natural causes.
Mr. Garrett was born July 5, 1929, in Bartow, and graduated from Bartow High School. He served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and was employed as a food service manager at the Marriott Corp., and a supervisor of the vending division at the Coca Cola Corp.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Joyce B. Garrett; four children, Dwayne Louis Garrett of Davidsonville, Md., Richard Allen Garrett of Annapolis, Md., and Ronald D. Garrett and Sherry Lee Chandler, both of Edgewater, Md.; sister, Carolyn Andrews of Tennille; 10 grandchildren, Travis, April, Kristin, Jessie, Jeffrey, Katie, Allison, Amanda, Dean and Shelley and several stepsisters.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Hardesty Funeral Home, Annapolis, Md. Interment was in Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville, Md.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrews UMC, 4 Wallace Manor, Edgewater, MD 21037, or the National Kidney Fund of Maryland, 1107 Kenilworth Drive, Ste. 202, Baltimore, MD 21204.
Mr. Willie James “Babe” Hatcher
Mr. Willie James “Babe” Hatcher entered into rest on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at his mother’s residence.
Mr. Hatcher was born on Oct. 22, 1948, to Mary McNair Hatcher and the late Willie Hatcher.?He joined Mt. Aldred CME Church at an early age.?He moved to New York and later returned and worked for Glit. He worked there until his health began to fail.
Survivors include four daughters, Alita (Hugh) Zuber of? New York, Chantice (Shane) Yarborough of Maryland, Nadjawa McCoy of New York, and Patricia (Leonard) Robinson, Harrisburg, Pa.; mother, Mary Hatcher, Wrens; four sisters, Sara Walker of Thomson, Mary Lois Jackson, Betty (Walter) Hannah and Brenda (Nathaniel) Hales, all of Wrens; two brothers, Jessie James (Mary) Hatcher of Thomson, and Henry Hatcher of Wrens;?one aunt, Katie Mae Wells of Wrens; devoted and loving friend, Janice Walker of? Wrens; eight grandchildren, Taylor, Sydney, Lauren Yarborough of Maryland, Julian and Justin Zuber of New York, Tamir Wallace, Tahji Robinson of Pennsylvania; and a host of other relatives and friends??
Freeman Funeral Home was in?charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mazina Faglier Hawkins
Mrs. Mazina Faglier Hawkins of Augusta entered into rest on Feb. 8, 2011.
Born in Jefferson County in 1932, Mrs. Hawkins spent most of her life in Augusta. She was a lifetime member of Bayvale Baptist Church. She worked as a supervisor at Marks Manufacturing for 20 years; sold Tupperware as a manager almost 20 years; and owned and operated Bi-Rite Food Store in McBean for many years.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Elliott Sons Funeral Home Lumpkin Road Chapel, with Rev. Lloyd C. Green officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery.
She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Sharkie Hawkins; parents, Janie Parrish and Kermit K. Faglier; and brothers, Kermit K. Faglier Jr. and Sidney Faglier.
Survivors include her children, Gregory (Cathy) Hawkins of Waynesboro, Gary (Kathy) Hawkins of Augusta, and David (Kathy) Hawkins of Hephzibah; grandchildren, Dana H. Beard (Chris), Shane Hawkins (Ashley), Michael Hawkins (Pam), Amy Hawkins (Jim Wagner), Kevin Hawkins (Reva) and Lisa H. Ridick (Jay); 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and sisters, Margie F. Cook, Mary F. Todd, Gladys Coulter and Frances F. James.
Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1105 Furys Lane, Suite D, Augusta, GA 30907.
Elliott Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mollie Holley Holliday
Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Holley Holliday of Augusta were held on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church, Gibson.
She was a retired seamstress.
Survivors include her children, Weldon (Sarah) Roberts Jr., Jonathan Roberts, Martha Dudley, Mary Ann (John) Ayers, Jeremiah Roberts and Gloria Roberts; sister, Mildred Jordan; 21 grandchildren including two that she reared as her own, C. Vanessa (Roderick) Williams and Angela (Steven) Scott; 34 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Mr. Commodore Dewey Howell Sr.
Mr. Commodore Dewey Howell Sr., 40, of Dearing entered into rest on Feb. 6, 2011.
Mr. Howell was a lifelong resident of McDuffie County and was a roofer. He was a member of Mt. Beulah Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Mike Sutphin officiating.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Helen Newsome (Randy), Wrens; sons, Commodore Dewey Howell Jr. and Christopher Howell, both of Dearing; daughters, Catherine Dianne Reeves, Harlem, and Katie Lynn Howell, Dearing; brothers, Wayne Howell, Wrens, Victor Howell and James Howell (Nicky), all of Dearing; sister, Penny Chaney, Dearing; grandchildren, Riley Kain Howell and Peyten R. Evans.
Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Lizzie Julia Irvin
Mrs. Lizzie Julia Irvin of Waynesboro entered into rest on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at her residence.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Wrens Seventh Day Adventist Church, Wrens, with Pastor Drake Barber officiating. Interment was in Pines Cemetery.
Phinazee and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Frances Wylds Jones
Mrs. Frances Wylds Jones, 94, of Jacksonville, Fla., entered into rest on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011.
Mrs. Jones was the daughter of the late Frank and Josie Etterlee. Mrs. Jones was retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida after 25 years of service.
Graveside services were held 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Gerald McNutt officiating.
Survivors include her husband Clinton Jones of Jacksonville, Fla.; a son, Arthur (Doris) W. Wylds Jr. of Grovetown; three grandsons, Nicky Jewell of Grovetown, Carl Jewell of Tignall, and Gary Wylds of Jacksonville, Fla.; three granddaughters, Amanda Wylds of St. Augustine, Fla., Gail Brown of Grovetown, and Melinda Mansfield of Augusta; a brother, Miller Etterlee of Keysville; four sisters, Lillie Ann Dargin of Augusta, Goldie (Les) Wooten of Waynesboro, Elizabeth (Jay) McDonald of Wrens, and Betty Day of Augusta; and three sister-in-laws, Delorian Etterlee of Keysville, Sybil Etterlee of Blythe, and Louise Etterlee of Mississippi.
Elliott Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. William Lee Lafferty
Mr. William Lee Lafferty, 69, of Wrens entered into rest on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Survivors include his five daughters, Billie Nunnelee of Wrens, Lisa Miller, Anita Jones, and Karen Long, all of Ohio, and Verna Overstreet of Arizona; a son, Mike Lafferty of Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Crowe-Fields Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Eddie Lane
Mr. Eddie Lane entered into rest on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta.
Mr. Eddie Lane was born on Oct. 12, 1954 in Louisville, Jefferson County, to the parentage of Elmer Lane Sr. and Thelma Davis Lane. He received his education in the Jefferson County Public School System and was employed at Thermo King, Inc. Louisville.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Magnolia Baptist Church, Avera, with Bishop James Daniels officiating.
Survivors include his parents, Elmer Lane Sr. and Thelma Davis Lane, Louisville; three children, Marlon (Candace) Hines, Augusta, Tamara (Clifford Jr.) Duckworth, ? Sandersville, Shantell (Herbert) Bouey, St. Petersburg, Fla.; six brothers, Elmer Lane Jr., Mervin?(Josephine Green) Lane, Louisville, David (Mary) Lane, Matthews, Erben (Elsie) Lane, Bronx, N.Y., Sammy (Monica) Lane, Lavergne, Tenn., and Aaron Sherrod (Torria Reese) Lane, Atlanta; five sisters, Dorothy (Franklin) Lighten, Augusta, Annette (Gregory) Simmons, Avera, Annie Beatrice (Leon Smith) Smith, Wrens, Luvondra (Kenneth) Lane-Booker, Atlanta, Annie Rose (Clayton)?Dawson, Corpus Christi, Texas; one sister-in-law, Gloria Lane, Bronx, N.Y.; three uncles, John Willie Lane, Louisville, Homer Lee Davis, Tampa, Fla., and Jimmy Davis, Avera; one aunt, Fannie Mae Howard, Wadley; eight grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
M.C. Smith Funeral Home were in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Asa Benton “Bunk” Lindsey
Mr. Asa Benton “Bunk” Lindsey of Sandersville entered into on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Heritage Inn of Sandersville.
Mr. Lindsey, a native of Washington County was a WWII Army Veteran. He was a member of Josey Baptist Church. He was a ceramic tile mechanic.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Josey Baptist Church, with Rev. Bill Snipes and Rev. Inman Gerrald officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Lindsey Hartley of Davisboro, and Sandra Lindsey Thompson of Tennille; two sons, James Henry Lindsey of Jacksonville, Fla., and Benton Warren Lindsey of Dublin; two brothers, Rufus Lindsey of Riddleville, and Robbie Lindsey of Riddleville; two sisters, Dale Fulmer of Wagener, S.C., and Anna Reynolds of Riddleville; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Frances Todd Blue
Mrs. Frances Todd Blue, 82, of Davisboro entered into rest on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Washington County Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.
Mrs. Blue was a native of Glascock County, the daughter of the late Billie Jordan Todd and the late Jenny McCoy Todd. She was a homemaker and a member of the Tabernacle United Methodist Church.
Graveside funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at Washington County Memorial Gardens Cemetery, with Rev. Larry Glover officiating.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas L. “Tot” Blue of Davisboro; two daughters, Susan B. Starley of Milledgeville, and Janet Strickland (Frankie) of Tennille; four sons, David Blue (Vicky) of Tennille, Mike Blue (Judy) of Tennille, Jeff Blue of Sandersville and Scott Blue of Davisboro; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
May and Smith Funeral Home were in charge of the arrangements
Mr. Lewis Thomas “L.T.” Crafton
Mr. Lewis Thomas “L.T.” Crafton, 90, of Wrens entered into rest on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at an Augusta nursing facility.
Mr. Crafton was a native of Aiken, S.C., born to the parentage of the late Lewis Crafton and Hattie Henderson Crafton, but lived in Jefferson County most of his life. He was married to the late Ollie Julia Crafton and later the late Sara Redfield Crafton. He was a member of the Keys Grove Baptist Church, Keysville, where he served as a Deacon and was also instrumental in the establishment of the Gods House of Prayer. Mr. Crafton was a member of the Gibraltar Masonic Lodge No. 265 of Wrens, and was a veteran of WWII where he received a WWII Victory Metal, American Service Medal, and Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, with two Bronze Stars and Philippine Liberation Ribbon, with one Bronze Star. He received an honorable discharge on Dec. 31, 1945. He was a retired school bus driver with the Jefferson County Board of Education.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at noon at Keys Grove Baptist Church and Harts Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, with military honors.
Survivors include his children, Ed Willie (Redella Green) LaFavor of Augusta, Gail Crafton Smith-Cunningham of Martinez, Brenda Jordan of Marietta, Ada Lockett of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one brother, Willie James Crafton of Augusta; grandchildren, Cherrie Catreese Smith, Larry Palmer, Lucretia LaFavor, Yolanda Brown, Regina Johnson, Cleon LaFavor, Rodney Lockett and James Lockett Jr.; great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Louise LaFavor of Evans, Paul Smith Jr., Ed Willie Smith, Albert (Evon) Smith of Pennsylvania, Geneva Sammons, Marion Redfield, Helen Redfield and Evelyn Redfield; a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Norma Kent Gordon
Mrs. Norma Kent Gordon, 79, of Byron entered into rest on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011.
Born in Mitchell to the late Clarence and Susie Marsh Kent, Mrs. Gordon was a homemaker, member of Grace Baptist Church in Fort Valley and member of the AXPOW organization.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, in Mt. Zion Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery, Mitchell.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Eugene Gordon.
Survivors include her sons, Kenneth Richard “Ricky” Gordon of Mitchell, Randy Gordon (Melanie) of Byron and Ronald Gordon of Byron; granddaughters, Rebecca Gordon of Warner Robins, and Melissa Gordon of Lawrenceville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 3151 Peach Pkwy, Fort Valley, GA 31030, or American Ex-Prisoners of War, 3201 E. Pioneer Pkwy, Suite 40, Arlington, TX 76010, or Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090.
Rooks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.