Mrs. Cleo B. Gosnell
Mrs. Cleo B. Gosnell of Augusta entered into rest on Sunday, May 24, 2009, surrounded by her family at Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon.
Mrs. Gosnell, a daughter of the late Clifford Brooks and Rosa Lee Newsome, was a native of Avera, but had made Augusta her home for most of her adult life. She was a military wife who was a member of the Ladies Auxillary of the American Legion Post # 178, where she served as the Sergeant at Arms. She was a member of Waldens United Methodist Church in Avera.
Funeral services were held at the chapel of Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at noon, with Rev. Joe Hester officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack D. Gosnell; siblings, Roy T. Brooks, Thelma Sheppard, Neelie Criswell, Junior Brooks, J.S. Brooks, Cleon Beasley and Jimmy Brooks.
Survivors include her children, Christine (Randy) Carter of Augusta, Mark D. Gosnell of Charleston, S.C., and Kathy G. (Gary) Duckworth of Appling; brothers, Ernest (Judy) Brooks of Hephzibah, Felton (Shirley) Beasley of Stapleton, and Elton Beasley of Augusta; grandchildren, Stacey (Dustin) Woods, Stephanie J. Moxley, Jackson Gosnell, Justin Welcher, Lauren Camille Duckworth and Elaine Michelle Duckworth; great-grandchildren, Ashlynn T. Miles, Jackson R. Wallace and Brylin C. Woods; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jackson Cody Gosnell, Justin D. Welcher, Keith Criswell, Charles Sheppard, Gilbert Sheppard, Richard Sheppard and Danny Beasley.
Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Marion Brown Range
Mrs. Marion Brown Range entered into rest on Monday, May 18, 2009, at an Atlanta, Hospital.
Mrs. Range was born in Jefferson County to the parentage of the late Robert Thomas Brown Sr. and Margaree Robinson Brown. At an early age she joined the Sandvalley AME Church. She graduated from Jefferson County High School. She relocated to East Point, where she joined the Christian Family at Riverdale Church of Christ under the leadership of Pastor Laslie Binion. She was employed with the Fulton County Schools for nine years and Decatur Hospital for five years.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Alfonzo Dawson Mortuary Chapel, Atlanta.
Survivors include her husband, Rafael Range of Atlanta; children, Nickki (Jamar) Stewart and Regina Allen; grandchildren, Jamar Stewart Jr., Savion Stewart, Janen Allen and Fredrick Gilbert; siblings, Sarah (Willie) Johnson of Louisville; Thomas Brown Jr. and Freeman Brown, both of Louisville; in-laws, Martha Brown, Carolyn Brown, Elma Range, Jeraldine (Ruben) Prather, Marion Kelly, Lorenzo Range, Jarvis (Lorie) Range, Panselle (Jennifer) Range and James (Deborah) Range; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Davis Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
Mr. William “Bolo” Tarver III
Mr. William “Bolo” Tarver III of Warner Robins entered into rest on Sunday, May 17, 2009, in Macon.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at the Community Church of Jesus #2 in Bartow, with Elder Ethel Jackson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Tarver, Louisville; three daughters, April Tarver, Warner Robins, Doris Tarver, Bartow, and Serina Tarver, Louisville; three sons, William (LaKiesha) Tarver IV and Vincent Tarver, all of Warner Robins, and Derek (Stacey) Tarver, Lebanon, Pa.; father, William Tarver Jr.; three sisters, Ethel T. (Leo) Jackson, Wadley, Selester (Nick) Huffman, Jacksonville, Fla., and Dorothy (Larry) Pinkston, Sandersville; six brothers, Jessie (Lola) Tarver, Larry Tarver and Roy M. (Barbara) Tarver, all of Augusta, Tommie (Precious) Tarver, Miami, Fla., Kenneth Tarver, LaGrange, and Ricky Tarver, Sparta; two sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, 10 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Johnny Mathis, Lamar Johnson, Broderick Walters, Brian Finnley, Tyrone Brown, John Williams, Allen Tucker and Bobby Webb.
Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. William Andrew Terrell
Mr. William Andrew Terrell of Keysville entered into rest May 15, 2009.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at Second Hopeful Baptist Church in Blythe.
Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Evans Terrell of Keysville; his children, John (Betty) Terrell, William (Maggie) Terrell Jr., Harold (Lurine) Terrell, George Terrell, Tommie (Debra) Terrell, James (Katie) Terrell, Gracie (Stanley) Hampton, Johnnie Mae Terrell, Bobbie (Biscayne) Johnson, Mary (Walter) Dukes and Delores Terrell; sisters, Millie (B.C.) Mance and Martha Thronton; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Katie L. Newsome Young
Mrs. Katie L. Newsome Young, 43, of Thomson entered into rest at her residence on Friday, May 22, 2009.
She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held at noon on Monday, May 25, 2009, at Starling Funeral Home, Harlem, with Rev. Charles Reese officiating.
Survivors include her husband, Andy Young; two sons, Charles Turner and Billy Turner, both of Thomson; stepson, Jerry Lee Turner Jr., Thomson; stepdaughter, Shannon Turner, Washington; one brother, George Newsome Jr., Gibson; one sister, Francine Mills, Wrens; and five grandchildren.
Starling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Frances Connell
Mrs. Frances Connell, 81, of Wrens entered into rest on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at University Hospital.
Mrs. Connell was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Gibson. She was retired from Maxwell Department store.
Funeral services were held at James Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, May 31, 2009, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Sam Collins officiating. Burial followed at Wrens Memorial Cemetery.
She is preceded in death by her husband, W.J. “Dub” Connell; parents, Thomas Sutton and Irene Hardin Sutton; two brothers, T.J. Sutton and Jerry Sutton; and a sister, Opal Sutton.
Survivors include her son, Randy Connell; sister, Peggy Hadden; and grandchildren, Theresa Chavous, Latrilla Connell, Amy Connell, Josh Connell and Ben DeWitt.
Pallbearers were Mickey Hadden, John Bailey, Jimmy Sutton, Robert Sutton, Mark Koehn and William Wren.
Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, c/o Mr. Thomas Lampp, 4516 Lampp Road, Gibson, Georgia 30810.
James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Bernard Reid Davis Sr.
Mr. Bernard Reid Davis Sr., 76, of Evans entered into rest at his residence on Thursday, May 28, 2009.
Mr. Davis was retired from the Plumbers and Steam Fitters Local Union #150. He attended the Apostolic Cathedral of Praise.
Funeral services were held on Monday, June 1, 2009, in the Belair Road Chapel of Platt’s Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Marcus Holt and Rev. Dewain French officiating. Interment followed in Bellevue Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Davis was preceded in death by two sisters, Emma Lou Lawton and Kate Lovelace; and two brothers, Lonnie Davis and Tommy Davis.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine Davis; one son, Reid (Vickie) Davis of Evans; three daughters, Shirley Davis of Evans, Ann (Jerry) Ikner of Martinez, and Kathy Davis of Evans; three brothers, Charles (Elizabeth) Davis of Wrens, Alvin (Carolyn) Davis of Grovetown, and Dorsey (Shirley) Davis of Augusta; three sisters, Cynthia (Steve) Bayazes of Augusta, Bernice (Willie) Huff of Hephzibah, and Mamie Oldham of Augusta; six grandchildren, David (Andrea) Gay, Sherry (Jason) Garnto, Jason (Jaime) Melcher, Jeremy Melcher, Heather (Tommy) Lee, Amanda Davis, and Hannah and Jesse Carmichael; great-grandchildren, Savannah, Taylor, Hunter, Carter, Keaton, Keslee and Tanner.
Pallbearers were Jason Garnto, Tommy Lee, David Gay, Jeremy Melcher, Jason Melcher, David Carmichael and Richard Pacheco.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Plumbers and Steam Fitters Local Union # 150.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 1899 Central Ave., Augusta, GA. 30904.
Platts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Arthur Lee “Billy” Flonnory
Mr. Arthur Lee “Billy” Flonnory, 60, of Wrightsville entered into rest on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at his residence.
He joined the Ebenezer Christian Episcopal Church at an early age, and was a 1968 graduate of Jefferson County High School. He later attended Augusta Tech receiving his certification in welding. He worked as a farmer most of his life and later as a logging truck driver.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 30, 2009, at the Faith Memorial CME Church and Ebenezer CME Church Cemetery, Bartow.
Survivors include his children; Antonio “Tony” Fann of Savannah, and Veronica Session of Atlanta; mother; Cora Warthen Flonnory of Bartow; siblings, Hubert (Jean) Flonnory Jr. and Joyce Flonnory, all of Bartow, Julian Flonnory of Tennille, Judy Flonnory of Davisboro, Larry (Monica) Flonnory of Sandersville, Barry Flonnory of Ricon, and Lonnie (Bonnie) Flonnory of Hawaii; four grandchildren; brother-in-law, Ricky Hill of Wadley; aunts and uncles, Ida Lee Flonnory of Far Rock Away, N.Y., Vaster Lee Jordan of Louisville, Martha Brown and Mack Fields, both of Bartow, Betty Fields, Annie (Nick) Carter, Elizabeth Fields and Shelia Fields, all of Mt. Vernon, and Rose M. Prince of Bronx, N.Y.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Thomas J. Glover
Mr. Thomas J. Glover, 77, of Augusta entered into rest on Saturday, May 30, 2009, at University Hospital, Augusta.
A native of Glascock County, he was retired as a supervisor at the Augusta-Richmond County Water Department.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Jarrod Adkins officiating.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Linda Glover; brother, Clarence Wilson Glover Jr.; and parents, Gracie Mathis and Clarence Wilson Glover Sr.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Virginia Glover; and one sister, Ellen “Dollye” (Allen) Borum of Wrens.
Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. James L. “J.L.” Perdue
Mr. James L. “J.L.” Perdue, 86, of Wrens entered into rest on Monday, June 1, 2009.
Funeral services were held at James Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at 4 p.m. Burial followed at Ways Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Janette Hobbs Perdue.
James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Margaret Louise Kirby Sheehan
Mrs. Margaret Louise Kirby Sheehan, 90, of Macon entered into rest on Sunday, May 24, 2009, at her residence at Carlyle Place.
Mrs. Sheehan, the only child of the late Henry and Adele Norrell Kirby, was born in Greenville, S.C. She met and married Pastor E.C. Sheehan when she was 17-years-old and they were married for more than 73 years. She attended Mercer University and was a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Seminary. Mrs. Sheehan often served as pianist and Sunday school teacher in the church her husband lead. Her husband served twice as interim pastor at Wrens Baptist Church. From 1947 to 1964, Mrs. Sheehan served as youth director at Mikado Baptist Church where her husband served as pastor. Mrs. Sheehan was a homemaker, a Christian and a member of Ingleside Baptist Church for 23 years, where she was in the choir and a member of the Hal Gaymon-Mike Ross Sunday School Class.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Ingleside Baptist Church, with Dr. Timothy McCoy and Dr. E. C. Sheehan officiating. Burial was private for the family at 11:15 a.m. in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. E.C. Sheehan of Macon; daughter, Jackie S. (Ron) Gaynor of Tucker; son, Kirby Sheehan of Macon; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Source of Light Mission, 1011 Mission Road, Madison, GA 30650 or to Haggai Institute, P.O. Box 13, Atlanta, GA 30370.
Snow’s Memorial Chapel Funeral and Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Luvenia K. Parker
Mrs. Luvenia K. Parker of Augusta entered into rest on Saturday, June 6, 2009.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Survivors include one sister, Nellie Mae Dixon, Louisville; nieces, Agnes Streeter, Augusta, Virginia Merritt, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; nephew, Hubert King, Philadelphia, Pa.; two grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives.
Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. James L. “J.L.” Perdue
Mr. James L. “J.L.” Perdue, 86, of Wrens entered into rest on Monday, June 1, 2009, at his residence.
Mr. Perdue was a native of Jefferson County, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a Mason, a Shriner and a retired civil servant at Fort Gordon.
Funeral services were held at James Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at 4 p.m., with Dr. James M. Ford officiating.
Mr. Perdue was preceded in death by his son, Wayne Perdue; and his parents, Luther and Theresa Russell Perdue.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Janette Hobbs Perdue; son, James Wright (Sharon) Perdue; daughter-in-law, Laurie Ford Perdue, Sandersville; two grandsons, Benjamin Perdue and Logan Perdue; three granddaughters, Rachel Perdue (Brint) Jones, Jaclyn Perdue and Bonnie Perdue; and a great-grandson, Eli Jones.
Pallbearers were Andy Russell, Trey Franks, Jimmy Gay, Joey Smith, Jody Hobbs, Mark Hobbs and Benjamin Perdue.
Memorials may be made to Ways Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Peggy Chalker, 314 Old Quaker Rd. E., Wrens GA 30833 or to Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery Funds, c/o Greg Holley, 217 Broad St., Wrens, GA.
James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.