Ms. Diane Johnson Leggett
Diane Johnson Leggett, 60, of Augusta entered into rest Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at University Hospital.
Ms. Leggett was a native of Jefferson County and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. She was a homemaker and a graduate of George P. Butler High School.
Memorial services were held Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at 11 a.m. from The First Church of The Nazarene with Pastor Joe Lennon officiating. Internment followed in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Avera.
Ms. Leggett was preceded in death by her father, John Curtis Johnson Jr.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Rachel Leggett of Nashville, Tenn.; mother, Melvis Johnson of Augusta; aunt, Margie McGee of Augusta; and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Augusta First Church of the Nazarene 2044 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, Ga. 30906.
Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Brinson Lowry
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Brinson Lowry, 84, of Augusta entered into rest Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at Doctors Hospital.
She was a native of Augusta and retired from Georgia Regional Hospital.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Dr. Oscar Wells officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Memorial Garden.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Lowry.
Survivors include her son, Leroy (Helen) Brinson; stepdaughter, Debra Samuels, Augusta; two sisters, Georgia Jordan and Lucille (James) Aaron, Augusta; one brother, Apostle Sylvester (Louella) Brinson, Chicago, Ill.; three aunts; two uncles; three grandchildren, Gwendolyn Brinson, Bernard Jones and Shameka Gilead; seven great-grandchildren; special niece, Barbara (Carroll) Beck; other nieces, nephews, cousins; sisters- in-law, Doretha Norman and Earnestine Walker, Louisville; brothers-in-law, Raymond Lowry, St. Petersburg, Pa. and Willie Paul Lowry, Louisville.
Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Ann Smith McGraw
Mrs. Ann Smith McGraw, 90, of Louisville entered into rest on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008.
Mrs. McGraw was born March 19, 1918, in Glascock County, a daughter of the late Cliff and Mattie Parrish Smith. She lived all her life in Glascock and Jefferson counties. Mrs. McGraw retired after more than 30 years of service from Avon as a sales representative. She was a longtime member of the former Louisville Church of the Nazarene.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, in the Louisville Church of God, with Rev. Warren Killingsworth, Rev David Severance and Mr. James Handberry officiating. Burial followed in the family plot in the Louisville City Cemetery.
Mrs. McGraw was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband Mr. Lake McGraw.
Survivors include her children, Barbara (Reggie) Evans of Soperton, Larry (Margaret) McGraw of Davisboro, Yvonne (John) Sligar of Grovetown, Harry “Crow” (Sara) McGraw of Wadley, and Kathy (Rich) Gabor of Augusta; her brother, Charles (Ophelia) Smith of Pompano Beach, Fla.; 28 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were grandsons, Bryan Usry, Larry McGraw Jr., Rodney McGraw, Barry Cooper, Adam Harris and Kurt Young.
Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Ethel Eleanor Hauser Roark
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Eleanor Hauser Roark were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at Stockbridge United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Roark was born December 13, 1910, in Jefferson County, the fourth of seven children of Carl Lewis and Ethel Harlow Hauser. She won several spelling competitions at the local and regional levels. After graduating from Louisville Academy in 1928 she assisted her father in the Louisville telegraph office. In 1931 she married Earl Woodliff Roark of Flowery Branch. She was a participant in WSCS (UMW) at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, Home Demonstration Club and Campfire Girls.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Earl Roark; and a grandson, Chuck Watters Jr.
Surviving include two daughters, Alice Roark and Janie R. Watters of Clermont; two sons, John H. Roark (Peggy) of Buford and Robert E. Roark (Shirla) of Stockbridge; a sister-in-law, Angie Hauser of Thomson; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial gifts be made to Presbyterian Village, 2000 East-West Connector, Austell, Ga. 30106; to Buford Presbyterian Church or to Stockbridge United Methodist.
Ms. Martha Lee Smith
Ms. Martha Lee Smith of Gibson entered into rest on Friday, Oct. 24, 2008.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church, Gibson, with Rev. Carlos Newton Sr. officiating.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Nancy Robinson, Pooler; nieces and nephews, Tiffany and Alonzo Richard, Frederick Robinson, Justin Robinson, Nicholas Robinson and Jasmine Robinson; other relatives and friends.
Dawson’s Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Sue Beasley Wells
Mrs. Sue Beasley Wells, 72, entered into rest on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at Keysville Health Care Center following several years of declining health.
Graveside services were conducted on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at 4 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery near Avera.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Beasley and Amy Powell Harden; her sisters, Pauline Miller and Dorothy Watkins; her brother, Paul Beasley; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Survivors include her sisters and brothers, Frances Newman of Augusta, John Beasley of Leavenworth, Kan., Florence Pressley of Greenville, S.C., Jean Cashwell of Beech Island, S.C., Thelma Adcock of Athens, Amy Gormley of Augusta, Elton Beasley and Felton Beasley, both of Stapleton.
Poteet Funeral Homes was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Mr. Roger Wesley Williams
Roger Wesley Williams, 87, of Louisville entered into rest on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, in the Jefferson County Hospital.
Mr. Williams was a native of Jefferson County, the son of the late Bessie Mae Rhodes Williams and the late Bunyan Walker Williams. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a member of the Providence Baptist Church. Mr. Williams worked for the Philco Ford Corporation and was assigned to the Houston Space Center. Philco Ford later became known as Lockheed Martin and Mr. Williams worked as a ground control supervisor where he retired after 35 years of service. Upon his retirement he returned to Louisville.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, in the Zeta Cemetery, Tennille, with Rev. Scott Nash officiating.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Gisela Kleinz Williams of Louisville; two bothers, Lamar Williams and Lucius (Audrey) Williams; a sister, Sarah Williams Gibson, all of Louisville; nieces, Anita Hartley of Macon, Gisela (Bodo) Warlies of Germany and Ann Canfield of Louisville, Ky.; and nephews Glynn Hartley of Warner Robins and Ron Gibson of Louisville.
May and Smith Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Johnny Kelly Danford Jr.
Mr. Johnny Kelly Danford Jr. of Wadley entered into rest on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, in Louisville.
His funeral was held on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Hudson Mortuary Chapel in Wadley, with Rev. C.W. Stone officiating. Burial was in the Braddy Family Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Minnie “Sally” Danford, Wadley; four sons, Ashanti Ghazikhalif, Atlanta, Glenn Danford and David Johnson, both of Wadley, and Demetrius Davis, Bartow; his sister, Lenora (C’Lester) Tooks, Wadley; his brother, David Allen Danford, Wadley; seven grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Sergeant Kenneth Bryant, Officer Ronnie Harris, Officer Hunter Johnson, Officer Charles Davenport, Officer Valerie Brown and Officer Celena James of Washington State Prison’s Cert Team.
Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. M.J. Etheridge Jr.
Mr. M.J. Etheridge Jr., 85, of Tennille entered into rest on Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the May and Smith Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in the Zeta Cemetery in Tennille. Rev. Mark Jones officiated.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Robinson Etheridge of Tennille; children, Dr. Victor I. Etheridge (Dorothy Christine) of Sandersville, Kay E. Jones (Reese) of Louisville and Minor John Etheridge (Jane) of Evans; grandchildren, Johnathan Blake Etheridge, Brett R. Jones, Bryan G. Jones and J. Brad Jones; great-grandchildren, Victoria Jones, Hunter Jones, Hannah Jones, Gracie Jones, Fisher Jones, Bailey Jones and Brantley Jones; brothers, E. J. Etheridge of Tennille and Roy Etheridge of Sandersville; and his sister, Virginia E. Davis of Tennille.
Donations may be made to the Tennille Baptist Church, P.O. Box 402, Tennille, GA 31089.
May and Smith Funeral Directors were in charge of these arrangements.
Mrs. Jennie Lee Flournoy
Mrs. Jennie Lee Flournoy, 76, of Bartow entered into rest on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at her residence.
Mrs. Flournoy was born Jan. 1, 1932 to the parents of the late Ben Brown and Mary Bell Thompson Brown. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ebenezer CME. She attended the Jefferson County School System. She was married to the late Howard Flournoy.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, at 2 p.m. at the Ebenezer CME Church and cemetery.
Survivors include her childrenm, Willie C. Brown and Gloria (Kevin) Washington, both of Lansing, Illi., Bernestine (Cecil) Reynolds, Annie Brown and Howard Flournoy, all of Bartow, and Perry (Tara) Flournoy of Columbus; her siblings, Clifford Brown, Viola (Theodis Sr.) Atkinson, Mary (Joe) Brown Bell, Eunice (Del Lee) Devero, all of Louisville; 16 grandchildren, Shawanda, Sherrod, Tode, Shaniqua, Kevin Jr., Shinique, Michelle, C.J., Keyon, Chris, Jaloney, Shaterrian, Kevinia, Benjiamin, Shaquetti and Jahiem; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Rosa Mae Brown of Wadley, Bernice Brown of Louisville, and Cora Flournoy and Ruby Flournoy Brown, both of Bartow; a host of nieces, nephew, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Douglas Wayne Jackson Sr.
Mr. Douglas Wayne Jackson Sr., 48, of Bartow entered into rest on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at his residence.
Mr. Jackson was a native of Warthen, the son of Annie Ruth Wiley Jackson and the late Stonewall Jackson Jr. He attended Washington County Public Schools, was a member of the Holley Spring Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He was employed as a truck driver.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at 3 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church and Holley Spring Baptist Church Cemetery in Warthen.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Cunningham Jackson of Louisville; his children, Douglas Wayne (Janet) Jackson Jr., Desie Jackson of Oconee, Breanna Jackson, Milledgeville, Kirby Smith of Augusta, Selena Jackson and Isaiah Jackson of Cleveland, Ohio; stepchildren, Tron Wesley (Cassandra) Williams and Terrance Williams both of Atlanta; his mother, Annie Ruth Jackson of Warthen; sister, Edith Jackson (Charlie) Hall of Warthen; brother, Julius C. (Juliette) Jackson of Dublin; his paternal grandmother, Rosa B. Ivey Jackson of Sandersville; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Zannie Walden Cunningham of Louisville; grandchildren, Jermiah Jackson, Kiandra Shambreka Jackson, Christopher Jackson, Tiara Jackson, all of Sandersville, Kayla Smith of Augusta; sisters-in-law, Teresa Jackson of Warthen, Georgena C. Burton and George (Diane) Cunningham, both of Louisville, Debbie (Greg) Alexander of Warner Robins, John Cunningham Jr.; aunts and uncles, Gladys Murray, Tusca Jackson, Marion (Pearline) Wiley, all of
Warthen, Walter (Luvenia) Wiley of Decatur, Dorothy Webb of Lithonia, Shervy Wiley of Conyers, Barbara Glover of Sparta, Elizabeth Robinson and Columbus Jackson, both of Sandersville; great-aunts and uncle, Lillie Mae Andrews of Sandersville, Claudia Flemmings and Eli Jackson of Warthen; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mattie Lee Miller
Mrs. Mattie Lee Miller of Louisville entered into rest on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008.
She was born in Jefferson County to Clara Patterson Cooper and the late Leroy Cooper Sr. on April 26, 1946. At a young age she became a member of Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. She attended the public schools in Jefferson County. She was united into marriage to Willie Miller.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville, with Rev. Isaac Culberth officiating.
Preceding her in death was her sister, Mary Ann Cooper.
Survivors include her son, Tyrone (Annie) Cooper Sr. of Louisville; mother, Clara Cooper of Louisville; siblings, James (Dessie) Cooper and Pauline (James) Howard, both of Hephzibah, Leroy Cooper Jr., George Cooper, Willie H. (Gladys) Cooper, Jeanette (Fredrick) Mack, Robert L. (Patricia) Cooper, Douglas Adam Cooper and Jeannie L. Bloomfield, all of Louisville; grandchildren, Tynice, Jeanette, Tamaria and Tyrone Jr.; great-grandchildren, Kynise and Ty’asia; uncle, Robert “Dooly” Patterson of Louisville; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Linton Lanson Raley
Mr. Linton Lanson Raley, 67, of St. Louis, Mo. entered into rest on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008.
Mr. Raley grew up in Gibson and graduated from Wadley High School in 1959. He then attended and graduated from Jacksonville State University in Alabama. He retired from Monsanto Corporation/Solutia after a career in sales management.
A Memorial Mass of the Resurrection was held at St. Monica Church, Creve Coeur, Mo., on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at 11 a.m.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Linton and Elsie Raley.
Survivors include his wife, Loretta C. Raley of St. Louis, Mo.; his daughter, DeJuana (Jim) Wilbourn; grandsons, Josh and Jake Wilbourn of Owens Crossroads, Ala.; sister, Bobbie (Bob) Rutledge of Huntsville, Ala.; mother-in-law, Josephine Corvaglia of St. Louis, Mo.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cardinal Ritter Knights of Columbus Council #6500, 12136 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, MO 6314