Herbert Lewis Pennington
Mr. Herbert Lewis Pennington, 95, of Matthews died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. Pennington was preceded in death by his parents Lewis M. Pennington and Helen Bowling Pennington; sisters, Gussie Pennington McDaniel, Hattie Pennington Jones and Marion Pennington Flynt.
Having grown up in a rural area, Mr. Pennington spent most of is life farming the land that he loved. He retired from farming at 65 and spent his time enjoying his wife, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of Mount Moriah United Methodist Church and also a member of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau.
The funeral was Aug. 8 at 3 p.m. at Mount Moriah Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Walden, Dr. James Ford and the Rev. Tommy Fussell officiating. Burial was in Mount Moriah Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Sara Barrow Pennington, Matthews; one daughter, Jenny Pennington, Matthews; one granddaughter Ginger Young Moore, Dacula; one grandson, James Herbert (Bert) Young, Matthews; and two great-grandchildren, Drew and Sarah Moore.
Pallbearers were Gene Williams, Sam Pennington, Jeff Jones, David Bryant, Charles Stewart, John Williams, Alan Rabun and Barrow Walden.
Memorials may be made to the Mount Moriah Campground Building Fund, P.O. Box 8, Matthews, Ga. 30818.
James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Nelson Huie Foster
Mr. Nelson Huie Foster, 46, of Marietta died Wednesday, August 14, 2002.
Mr. Foster was born in Thomasville. Mr. Foster was the Christian faith and a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Foster left a mark on many lives through his different ministries. He was very active in the Single Focus Atlanta Ministries. Mr. Foster was also a prayer coordinator for Atlanta Fest. He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Ralph Foster.
The funeral was Aug. 18 at 3 p.m. at the Acworth United Methodist Church. Burial was Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Mount Horeb Church Cemetery near Wrens.
Survivors include wife, Sandra Prescott Foster, Marietta; sons, Joel Aaron Foster, Marietta, Samuel Seth Foster, Marietta, Daniel Prescott Foster, Marietta; and his mother, Velma Jean Weismiller Foster, Marietta.
Memorials may be made to the Single Focus Atlanta at 431 Buckingham Drive, Marietta, GA 30066.
Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, Kennesaw, was in charge of the arrangements.
Willa W. Kicklighter
Mrs. Willa W. Kicklighter of Wadley died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at Glendale Nursing Home.
Mrs. Kicklighter, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of Bethesda Primitive Baptist Church and a homemaker.
The funeral was Aug. 16 at 11 a.m. at Bethesda Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Emerson Proctor and Elder John Purser officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two stepdaughters, Ollie Shuman, Hearldburg, Calif. and Vanzoe Hill, Savannah; one stepson, Paul Kicklighter, Rosemead, Calif; a sister, Julia Brett, Wadley; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Dave Bailey, Donny Bailey, Smitty Lamb, Tim Lamb, Clint Smith, Curt Brett, Randy Brett, Herbie Brett and Ray Brett.
Memorials may be made to the Bethesda Primitive Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Betty Ann Lurie, Pollet Rd., Wadley, GA 30477.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Howard Allen Shaw
Mr. Howard Allen Shaw, 83, of Louisville died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, at Eisenhower Army Hospital, Fort Gordon.
Mr. Shaw, a native of Clearfield, Pa., was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Nelson Shaw, a son, Timothy Shaw, brother Garland Shaw, sister Lydia Mellott, and his parents, Howart T. and Rose B. Fletcher Shaw. He was a veteran of WWII, Korean and Vietnam Conflict. He retired after 30 years of service with the U.S. Army as a Command Sgt. Major. He was a corrections counselor for the Department of Corrections and was employed by the Jefferson County School District. He was a member of the Louisville United Methodist Church, a Sunday school and choir member. He received the BSA Silver Beaver Award in Eagle Scouts and served as a former Scout Master, District Commissioner and a member of the Eagle Scout Association. He served as past commander of John Lewis Shade Post #6 American Legion. He was a member of the Louisville Rotary Club, a life member of Third Ward Fire Company in Clearfield and a member of the Association of United States Army.
The funeral was Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. at Chapel of Bennett and Houser Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael G. Trimmer officiating. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Clearfield, Pa., with full military honors. A memorial service will be held Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Louisville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Danny Treadway officiating.
Survivors include his daughter Constance S. Bengel, Raleigh, N.C.; a daughter-in-law, Betty Shaw, Raleigh; two grandchildren, James Bengel, Raleigh, and Scott and Marinn Bengel, Charlotte, N.C.; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to The Boy Scouts.
Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Edna Lassiter Tanner
Mrs. Mary Edna Lassiter Tanner, 78, of Matthews died Saturday, August 17, 2002, at the Doctors Hospital, Augusta.
Mrs. Tanner, a native of Augusta, had resident of Jefferson County for 15 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church of Wrens and the Adult Sunday School Class.
Graveside services were Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Augusta with the Rev. John A. Jenkins officiating.
Survivors include her husband, Mr. Julius W. Tanner Sr.; three sons, Butch Tanner, Augusta, Mike Tanner, Orange Park, Fla., and Bruce Tanner, Thomson; two daughters, Toni Tanner Kilmer, Atlanta, Melanie Tanner Jonkins, Waynesboro; one sister, Nell Fogle, Savannah; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Mrs. Betty Parish P.O. Box 7, Wrens, GA 30833.
Elliott Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Jennie Rivers Cook
Mrs. Jennie Rivers Cook, 91, of Tucker died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002.
Mrs. Cook, a native of Jefferson County, graduated from the Women's College of Georgia at Milledgeville. She married Edward Cook in 1941 and they moved to Harlem in 1952 where they lived until the 1970's. She taught at Harlem Elementary School for 20 years. After retiring, the Cooks moved to the Tucker area. She was a member of Briarlake Church.
The funeral was Aug. 25 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of A.S. Turner and Sons with Dr. J. Hoffman Harris officiating. Burial was in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.
Survivors include her children, Faye C. Wainscott, Raleigh, N.C., Kaye V. Cook, Iswich, Mass., and James F. Cook, Atlanta; and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to either Annie Armstrong Offering, North American Mission Board, 4200 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30022, or the Lottie Moon Offering, International Mission Board, 3806 Monument Ave., Richmond, VA 23230.
Charles Henry Koss
Mr. Charles Henry Koss, 68, of Wrens died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. Koss was a retired meat cutter at Hadden's in Wrens and attended the Church of God.
The funeral was Aug. 26 at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Addis officiating. Burial was in Westview Cemetery, Augusta.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Koss; four sons, David A. Koss, Hogansville, William A. Koss, Greenville, Ronald Conner, Wrens, and William Conner, Summerville; three daughters, Carlyn "Kitty" Reynolds, Blythe, Melody Baughman and Geneva Arlene Shaw, Tenn.; two brothers, James Koss and Edward Koss; two sisters, Edna Baggott and Betty Goggins, both of S.C.; eight granddaughters, Kristy Chastain, Ashley Reynolds, Katrina, Wendy, Naomi Morgan, Wendy Morgan, Florence George and Lisa Koss; six grandsons, Larry Plant II, Joey Plant, Patrick Conner, Zachary Conner, David Koss Jr. and Kevin Koss; 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Larry Plant, Timmy Koss, Kevin Koss, Kyle Posey, Jerry Shaw and Wendell Baughman.
Dera Usry Jones
Mrs. Dera Usry Jones, 83, of Wrens died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002.
Mrs. Jones was a homemaker. She was a member of Wrens Baptist Church and the Fidelis Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Mr. George Bennett Jones.
The funeral was Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. at Wrens Baptist Church with the Rev. Race Lariscy officiating. Burial was in the Wrens Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Susan (Mark R.) Komich, Thomson, and Lanie Jones Wilson, Augusta; one sister, Venera U. (C.S.) Anderson, Avera; five grandchildren, J. Atticus Hutchinson III, Elizabeth Jones Sisson, Albert H. Dallas III, John Hatcher Sisson Jr. and Susan Joy Dallas; and four caregivers, Mildred Gilliam, Julie Gilliam, Edith Gilliam and Larry Milton.
Pallbearers were J. Atticus Hutchinson III, Albert H. Dallas III, John Hatcher Sisson Jr., James G. Brown, Roy F. Chalker, C. Dean Hadden, George T. Stapleton Jr. and George T. Stapleton III.
Memorials may be made to Wrens Baptist Church, 500 North Main Street, Wrens, Ga. 30833 or to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 1350 Church Street, Avera, Ga. 30803.
James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Quinten George Gresham Sr.
Mr. Quinten George Gresham Sr. of Keysville died Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home, Augusta.
Mr. Greshem, a native of Keysville, Burke County, lived most of his life in Augusta. He was a graduate of Boggs Academy, Keysville, where he was well known for his skills in basketball and baseball. After graduation from Boggs, he served as a sergeant in the Army. Mr. Gresham was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He received the World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal with 1 Bronze Star, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars and the American Defense Service Medal. He retired from civil service as upholsterer at Fort Gordon. Mr. Gresham was a member of John I. Blackburn Presbyterian Church, Keysville, where he was an elder. He was an active member of Keysville Concerned Citizens and proudly wore the distinguished title "the first Gentleman of Keysville." He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
The funeral was Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. at John I. Blackburn Presbyterian Church, Keysville, with the Rev. Scottie Swinney officiating. Burial was in Mt. Tabor A.M.E. Church Cemetery, Keysville.
Survivors include his wife, Mayor Emma R. Gresham; two sons, Rev. Quinten (Carolyn) Gresham Jr., Stone Mountain and Harold (Sharon) Gresham, Augusta; three daughters, Rev. LaVerne (Charles) Comer, Augusta, Lola Russell, Stone Mountain, and Kay (Carlos) Gresham Morrison, Griffin; stepson, Thomas (Lola) Clark, Augusta; daughter-in-law, Emma H. Gresham, Austell; three adopted sons, The Honorable Tyrone (Mary) Brooks, Atlanta, Sammy Hughes and Rev. James (Alberta) Clark, Waynesboro; two brothers-in-laws, Presiding Elder Herman (Ann) Rhodes, Philadelphia, Pa., and Robert Jackson Sr., Jacksonville, Fla.; twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home, 1101 15th Street, Augusta, GA 3001.
Pallbearers were Quinten Gresham III, Harold Gresham II, Thomas "Gene" Carter, James Taitt, Dwyne Twiggs, Robert Jackson Jr., James Jackson Sr. and Clarence Jackson.
Honorary pallbearers were Jameson Russell, Steven McCray, Curtis Peoples Jr., Kenneth Reaves Jr. Richard Cohen, Jerome Little, Randolph Douse, Thomas Benefield, John Carter Jr. Marvin Rhodes, James Lee, Beotis Clark Sr., Nebraska Robinson and Michael Searles.
Williams Funeral Home, Hephzibah, was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Olin Downs, 81, of Mitchell died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.
Mr. Downs, a native of Glascock County, was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Bethelem Baptist Church.
The funeral was Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. at Bethelem Baptist Church in Warthen with the Revs. Tim Powell and Lester Clark officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Mitchell.
Survivors include his son, David K. Downs, Thomson; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Richard Downs, Tildon Downs, Robert Downs, David Downs, Lloyd McDonald and Don Kitchens.
Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of Bethelem Baptist Church.
Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Annie Pearl Perdue Craig
Mrs. Annie Pearl Perdue Craig, 81, of Selma, Ala., died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002.
Mrs. Craig, formerly of Glascock County, was a volunteer at the library for over 20 years. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Lester Perdue, William Perdue and Ralph Perdue.
The funeral was Aug. 15 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Chappelle officiating. Burial was in Pineview Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Lawrence E. Craig; a sister, Betty Lou Perdue Dixon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were David Hulsey, Keith Dixon, David Dixon, R.C. Oglesby, Loyce Dixon and Gregory Hawkins.
Honorary pallbearers were Ed Green, Warren Carriveau, George Young, Bill Adkins, Doyle Dixon, Jim Carroll, Coy Head, Billy Hogg, J.T. Miller, Leon Rather, Jerry Young and Ken Beam.
Anyonte Simon Graddy
Master Anyonte Simon Graddy of Louisville died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia.
Graveside services were held Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer CME Cemetery with the Rev. Nathaniel Lemon officiating.
Survivors include his parents, Antonio Grady, Wrightsville, and Susie "Mashell" Graddy, Louisville; twin sister, Anyanla Sunia Graddy, Louisville; maternal grandparents, Robert and Dorothy Flournoy Dixon, Louisville; paternal grandparents, Karen Strudick, Wrightsville, and Kenneth Holmes, Thomaston; and maternal great-grandmother, Eunice Flournoy, Louisville.
Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.