Mrs. Mary Jeanne Stephens
Mrs. Mary Jeanne Stephens, 81, of Wrens entered into rest on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at University Hospital.
She was the daughter of the late George W. and Ida DeLay Robinson of Louisville. She is preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn R. Nolan. She was the wife of C.W. “Speakie” Stephens. The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 25, 2008. Mrs. Stephens served as secretary of the Wrens United Methodist Church for 18 years. She was a charter member of both Augusta Genealogical Society and Jefferson County Historical Society. She wrote a column, Jeanne’s Gems, for a number of years. In 1979, the couple began the Ancestoring column which still continues in the Jefferson County newspaper. She was a part of several publications on genealogy, and part of the many accolades received by the paper through the years.
Funeral services were held at Wrens United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at 2 p.m., with her grandson, Rev. Evan English, conducting the service assisted by Rev. Griffin Thompson. Interment followed in Wrens Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, C.W. “Speakie” Stephens of Wrens; three daughters, Elizabeth Allison, Graniteville, S.C., Jeannie (Billy) English, Martinez, and Cyndi (Robby) Culpepper, Mitchell; six grandchildren, Charlie Allison, Evan (Kim) English, Jonathan (Caroline) English, Austin English, Blythe Culpepper and Brooke Culpepper; one great-grandchild, Travis Relkin; one brother, Marion C. (Anniece) Robinson, Lilburn; and one sister-in-law, Norma S. Godowns, Orangeburg, S.C.
Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Wrens United Methodist Church 202 Russell Street Wrens GA 30833.
James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Tyleasha D. Roberts Turner
Funeral service for Mrs. Tyleasha D. Roberts Turner, 32, of Norwood were held on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at 2 p.m., at the Thankful Baptist Church, Glascock County, with the Rev. Leroy Hudson, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the churchyard cemetery.
Haynes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Ozark Wells
Mr. Ozark Wells, 56, of Louisville entered into rest on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at his residence.
Mr. Wells was a native of Jefferson County, the son of Mary Frances Wells Thompson and the late Tommie Thompson, a member of the Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church, a 1970 graduate of Jefferson County High and a truck driver.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church and cemetery.
Survivors include his children, Jennifer Louise Wells and Jeffery Ozark Wells, both of Atlanta; his mother, Mary Frances Wells Thompson of Louisville; his siblings, Jeanette (Harold) Thompson of Louisville, Annie (Hanson) Harris and Roger (Vivian) Thompson of Atlanta; grandmother, Louise Wells of Louisville; brother-in-law, Frank Boyd of Louisville; goddaughter, Farrallus Fitch of Atlanta; his aunts and uncles, Bessie Lois Brown and Annie Willie Thompson of Louisville, Wright (Margaret) Thompson of Bell Glade, Fla., Elizabeth Kindell, Reba Watkins, Marie Thompson of Atlanta, Julia Gibbons of Bell Glade, Fla. and Frank (Neil) Gibbons of Augusta; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Nina Mae Whigham
Mrs. Nina Mae Whigham, 83, entered into rest on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at Heritage Health Care.
Mrs. Whigham was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. She was a devoted member of Gordon Grove Baptist Church where she served faithfully as treasurer of the Usher Board for several years. She was the wife of the late Leon Whigham Sr.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at Gordon Grove Baptist Church in Louisville, with Rev. Allen Webb officiating and Rev. Walter Holmes assisting. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her son, Leon Whigham Jr. of Louisville; siblings, Minnie W. Way of Wrens, Willie (Mary) Oliphant Sr. of Long Island, N.Y., Judson Way and Willie Albert (Mary Ann) Way, both of Louisville, Ruthie Jordan and James (Gloria) Way of Augusta, and Robert Way of Maryland; two granddaughters; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Honorary pallbearers were Deacons and Trustees of Gordon Grove Baptist Church.
Active pallbearers were Willie James Oliphant, Albert Lee Nelson, James Brown, Willie Oliphant Jr. and Amos Jackson.
Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Harold Jerome Bauguss Sr.
Mr. Harold Jerome Bauguss Sr., 81, of Wadley entered into rest on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009.
Mr. Bauguss was a native of Wilkes County, N.C. and had resided in Wadley for 66 years. He was a World War II veteran in the 13th Army Air Corp. He was a road superintendent of Jefferson County.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Wadley City Cemetery, with Rev. Ray and Mrs. Sarah Garren and Rev. Pat Holbert officiating.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Delores Bauguss; sons, Robert Bauguss (Dana) of Buford, Harold Bauguss Jr. (Lea) of Lilburn, and Ronald Bauguss (Debbie) of Snellville; a sister, Ruth Mobley (Otis) of Augusta; grandchildren, Haley and Max Bauguss of Lilburn; and step-grandchildren, Jessica Distler, Jaclyn Bennett and Melissa Dean.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Brown, Charlie Hall, Charles Pollett III, Steve Cannon, Doug Flanders and Jim Mobley.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Caretakers: Wadley City Cemetery, in care of Carol Mays, 664 North Main Street, Wadley, GA 30477 or United Hospice, 667 South Main Street, Swainsboro, GA 30401.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Rev. Danny Marvin Brett
Rev. Danny Marvin Brett, 65, of Wadley entered into rest on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at University Hospital, Augusta.
A native of Jefferson County, Rev. Brett was a son of the late George Marvin and Lou Ella Edenfield Brett. He retired as associate minister of Pastoral Care of First Baptist Church Atlanta after 27 years of service. Prior to service at First Baptist Atlanta he served as Pastor of First Baptist Church in Culpeper, Va., First Baptist Church of Baxley and Weatherford Baptist Church in Richmond, Va. and served in the Navy Reserve for several years.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at the Louisville First Baptist Church, with Rev. Larry Montgomery, Rev. Paul Douglas and Mr. O.W. Carter officiating. Burial followed in the family lot of Wadley City Cemetery.
Rev. Brett was preceded in death by his parents, George Marvin and Lou Ella Edenfield Brett; and a brother, William Ephriam Brett.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Mary Jane Plunkett Brett; three daughters, Saundra Jenyce Cranfill (Jeff) of Marietta, Christine Kimberly Douglas (Paul) of Ft. Belvoir, Va., and Shannon Elizabeth Wilson (Marcus) of Greenville, S.C.; two sisters, Mary Lois Gaston (Roy) of Wadley, and Rose Lorraine Grawbowskii (Philip) of North Augusta, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flower those desiring may make contributions to the Louisville First Baptist Church at 101 East 9th Street, Louisville, GA 30434.
Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Lollie Pittman Dye
Mrs. Lollie Pittman Dye, 95, of Louisville and Augusta entered into rest on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at the home of her son, Kenny.
She was born Dec. 27, 1913, to James Franklin Pittman and Mattie Lou Walden Pittman. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Donald Lumpkin officiating at the graveside service to be held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Avera.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Lamar Dye; and grandson, George T. Dye (Bo) Jr.
Survivors include her brother James Howard Pittman (Jean) Tupelo, Miss.; sister, Lorene Pittman Salter (Revis) Rome; four children, George Thomas Dye (Rosie), Louisville, Sheryl Dye Bargainnier, Birmingham, Ala., Carol Dye Irwin (William), Evans, and William Kenneth Dye (Debbie) Augusta; 10 grandchildren, Debbie Dye Gandy (Austin), William “Bill” Dye (Tracy), Steven Bargainnier (Molly), Michelle Dye Decker (Lee), Amanda Bargainnier Tucker (David), Allison Bargainnier, Katie Irwin Ashley (Chuck), Kenny Dye Jr. (Kristen), Melissa Dye Hammac (James) and Bryan Dye; 20 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Steven Bargainnier, Kenny Dye Jr., Bryan Dye, David Tucker, Chuck Ashley, Lee Decker and James Hammac.
Honorary Pallbearers were the Deacons of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made in the name of Lollie Pittman Dye to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 1350 Church Street, Avera, Georgia 30803.
Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Helen Farmer
Mrs. Helen Farmer of Lithonia entered into rest on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.
Mrs. Farmer was born June 7, 1936, to the late James and Annie Mae Gordon in Louisville. She graduated from Morris Brown College and became an educator to children with special needs working in Walton, Douglasville, Fulton and DeKalb counties school systems, spanning over 30 years. She was a mother of four and foster parent to more than 10 children.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at The Hillcrest Church of Christ, Decatur, at 1 p.m., with Minister Richard L. Barclay officiating and Minister Wesley L. Brown, eulogist.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, George Farmer; sons, Renwick and Randy Farmer; daughters, Kimberly and Temika Farmer; grandchildren, Jamirius, Tyreek and Timia; sisters, Anna Dora Davis of Tampa, Fla., Carolyn (Kenneth) Bascomb of Boston, Mass., and Linda (Johnny) Givens of Louisville; brother, Garvin (Effie) Gordon of Louisville; an aunt, Celestia Dallas; an uncle, Maxwell (Carrie) Gordon of Atlanta; sisters-in-law, Florence Gordon of Thanotassa, Fla., Annie R. McCommon of Atlanta, Eloise Gregory of Chicago, and Gertrude Butler of Augusta; brother-in-law, Willie (Pinkie) Farmer of Queens, N.Y.; and a host of relatives, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Alfonso Dawson Mortuary, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. George James Fulghum
Mr. George James Fulghum, 85, of Midville entered into rest on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, in Macon after an extended illness.
Mr. Fulghum was born Oct. 18, 1923 in Emanuel County. He was the son of the late Carlos and Georgia Fulghum. He was married to the late Vivian Arlene Fulghum for 58 years and was a lifetime resident of Midville. He was a member of the Midville Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher and deacon for many years. He was also a 50 year member of the Masonic Society.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Midville Baptist Church, with Rev. Scott McKinney and Rev. Leonard Quick officiating. Interment was in the Midville City Cemetery with Masonic Honors.
Survivors include two daughters, Amy (Mike) Thomas of Macon, and Vicky (Dewey) Belcher of Gibson; sister, Caroline Fulghum Oglesby of Swainsboro; five grandchildren, Jody Wilson of Summertown, Libby, Barry and Gary Belcher of Gibson, and Farris Thomas of Macon; three great-grandchildren, Evan, Caleb and Luke Wilson.
Memorials may be made to Midville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 408, Midville, GA. 30441
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Lillie Mae Hammond
Mrs. Lillie Mae Hammond, 97, of West Palm Beach, Fla. entered into rest on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009.
She was born in Burke County on Jan. 2, 1912. She was a member of Haverhill Baptist Church, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Graveside services were held at Bark Camp Baptist Church Cemetery, Midville, on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at 2 p.m., with W.T. Hammond Jr. officiating, Jennifer Hammond Wilson singing.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James T. Hammond, Sr.; her parents, Willie P. and Addie (Powell) Netherland; an infant sister, Emily Sarah Netherland; sister, Elizabeth Louise (Netherland) Doan; a brother-in-law, Merle A. Doan Sr.; and an infant son, Albert Thomas Hammond.
Survivors include five children, William Thomas Hammond Sr. (Maxine) of Augusta, James Edward Hammond (Sarah) of Ponce de Leon, Fla., Beverly Ann Hammond Powell (John) of West Palm Beach, Fla.; James Thomas Hammond Jr. (Barbara) of Midville, and Robert Leonard Hammond of West Palm Beach, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a nephew, Merle A. Doan (Sybil); a niece, Jane Doan Houck (Rick); and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were grandsons, Donald R. Powell, Philip E. Hammond, Bruce L. Hammond, Robert L. Hammond Jr.; and great-grandsons, Will G. Galloway and Tyler M. Hammond.
DeLoach Funeral Home and Cremation Service were in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mary Herndon
Mrs. Mary Herndon, 73, of Bartow entered into rest on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at her residence.
Mrs. Herndon, born in Oglethorpe County had lived in Bartow for 38 years. She was a nurses aid in a nursing home, and a member of Josey Baptist Church.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home, with Rev. Randy Walden officiating.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Herndon of Bartow; her mother, Annie Laura Caldwell of Lexington; and three brother, Vergil Caldwell of Lexington, Bobby Caldwell of Tigwell, and Johnny Caldwell of Carlton.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Edna Louise Attaway Kilgore
Mrs. Edna Louise Attaway Kilgore, 85, of Stapleton entered into rest on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at University Hospital.
A native of Jefferson County, Mrs. Kilgore was a member of Ebenezer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and Stapleton United Methodist Church where she was church pianist for many years. Mrs. Kilgore worked at the Bank of Stapleton for over 40 years.
Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Stapleton United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Kilgore is preceded in death by her parents, Roger Sloan Attaway and Amy Lou Hadden Attaway; and one sister, Sarah Elizabeth Attaway Kidd.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, John Clifford Kilgore Jr.; two daughters, Lydia Ann Breedlove and Mary (W. Tennent) Houston, both of Augusta; two brothers, Roger S. Attaway Jr. and John J. Attaway; eight grandchildren, John Kilgore Breedlove, James William Breedlove, Charles Jackson Breedlove, William Tennent Houston Jr., Alice Sanders Houston, Margaret Byne Houston, Charles Gordon Houston II and Elizabeth Tennent Houston.
Pallbearers were her grandsons and son-in-law.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stapleton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 8, Stapleton, Georgia 30823.
James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.