Marvin Lamar McDonald Sr.
Mr. Marvin Lamar McDonald Sr., 87, of Matthews died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, at Keysville Nursing Home.
Mr. McDonald served his country in the United States Army, he retired from the Civil Service. He was a member of the Wrens Church of God and was a member of the American Legion Post #229. He was also a member of Woodmen of the World. He was preceded in death by Jeanette H. McDonald.
The funeral was Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. at Wrens Church of God with the Rev. Roy White officiating. Burial was in the Stapleton Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen McDonald; two sons, Marvin Lamar McDonald Jr. and Ricky McDonald, both of Gibson; one daughter, Marilyn J. Miller, Stapleton; three stepsons, Walter Templeton Jr., Matthews, John Templeton, Wrens, Ronnie Templeton, Louisville; four stepdaughters, Carolyn Lee, Dorothy Howell, both of Martinez, Shirley Russell, Matthews, and Ruth Wren, Wrens; one brother, R.C. McDonald, Wrens; three sisters, Dorothy Dye and Marjorie Englett, both of Wrens, and Lonita Williams, Augusta; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild; 18 step grandchildren and 18 step great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Burt Dye, Bruce Dye, S.J. McDonald, Kenneth McDonald, Terry Englett, Jimmy McDonald and Douglas Morris.
Honorary pallbearers were the American Legion Post #229.
Memorials may be made to the Resident Council Fund, P.O. Box 220, Keysville, GA 30816.
James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Roy Marsh, 91, of Louisville died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, at the Georgia War Veteran's Home in Milledgeville.
Mr. Marsh was born in Glascock County. He was a service station operator and a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He attended the Louisville Church of God. He was the son of the late Luther and Hattie Lamb Marsh.
The funeral was Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. at the Louisville Church of God with the Rev. Don King officiating. Burial was in the Louisville City Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Leroy Marsh, Louisville; two daughters, Mrs. Billy Owensby, Louisville, and Mrs. Anelle King, Mobile, Ala.; three sisters, Mrs. Fronie Bell Black, Avera, Mrs. Hattie Mae Todd, Martinez, and Mrs. Elouise May, Vidalia; one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were nephews, David Black, Kester Black, Jimmy Black, Don Black, Wayne Marsh, Butch Marsh and Jimmy Marsh.
Southern Heritage Funeral Home Louisville Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.
Fred Robinson Sr.
Mr. Fred Robinson Sr. of Wrens died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002.
The funeral was Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. at Harts Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Jones officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include four sons, Herman (Jeanette) Robinson, Decatur, Willie Robinson and Fred Robinson Jr., Wrens, Willie Lee (Annette) Samuels, Columbus; four daughters, Mary Hobbs, Fay Robinson, Betty Robinson and Janice Robinson, all of Brooklyn, NY; devoted first cousin, Mattie Kemp, Philadelphia, Pa., and Mr. Johnnie Aldred, Thomson; a devoted friend, Mrs. Myra Pettis, Thomson; and other relatives and friends.
Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Ruth Brown Williams
Mrs. Ruth Brown Williams, 61, of Gibson died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002.
Mrs. Williams, a native of Cook County, Ill., was a nurse and a member of the Gibson Church of God.
The funeral was Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Gibson Church of God with the Revs. Steve Lamb, Ralph Kitchens and Bert Osborne officiating.
Survivors include her husband, Buford E. Williams; four sons, Timothy Harris, Clarksville, Tenn., Daniel Harris, Bolingbrook, Ill., John Williams and Robert Williams, both of Gibson; three daughters, Lois Harrison, Buford, Eunice Ubbes, Lampasas, Texas, and Deborah Dresch, Montgomery, Ill.; two stepsons, Buford E. Williams Jr., Chester, Sammy Andrew Williams, Hephzibah; and two stepdaughters, Doris Lyvers, Warne, NC, and Audrey Sheppard, Eatonton; two brothers, Robert Brown, Franklin, and Ronald Brown; one sister, Jean Dietrich, Dearing; 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Gibson Church of God in care of Cristal Hunnicutt, 6728 Old Mitchell Road, Mitchell, GA 30820.
Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Shirley McGruder Pierce
Mrs. Shirley McGruder Pierce of Louisville died Friday, Dec. 19, 2002.
Mrs. Pierce, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of the Jones Grove Baptist church where she served as President of choir, Church Clerk member Youth Dept. Advisor, Missionary Board, Pastor's Aid and Kitchen Committee Chairperson of Watch Night and worked with the Minister's Deacon and Church Union. She was also a member of the Louisville Chapter 101 Order of Eastern Star, NAACP where she worked on the special program committee. She was a member of the Jefferson County Democratic Committee. She was employed by Ingersoll-Rand at Thermo King Corporation since 1973 and was attending Sandersville Technical School where she was studying accounting.
The funeral was Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Jones Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Dudley, Fredrick Ricks, Perry Daniels and Thomas Walker officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Aaron Pierce; one daughter, Wanda T. Bostic, Louisville; two sons, Earnest Thompson Jr. and Derrick Thompson, Louisville; one brother, Lindsey McGruder Jr., Hephzibah; Annie D. McGruder, Elouise Smith, Louisville, Ann Dixon, Atlanta; her grandchildren; her special aunts and uncles and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins.
Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Judson Cunningham Sr.
Mr. Judson Cunningham Sr. died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002.
Mr. Cunningham was a native of Jefferson County. He was a member of the Eden Baptist church where he served on the Trustee Board. He was a farm overseer most of his life.
The funeral was Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Eden Baptist Church and Cemetery with the Revs. James Nelson and Augustus Lockhart officiating.
Survivors include his children, Wadous Cunningham Sr., Louisville, Judson Cunningham Jr., Waynesboro, Willa Eva Jones, New York, NY, Carl Burley, Atlanta, Gertie Howard, Pontiac, Mich., Larry Burley, Augusta, Gary Burley, Atlanta and James Floyd Chambers, Ft. Lauderdale; one sister, Sara Louise Dean, Philadelphia, Penn.; five daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law, one brother-in-law, a very special friend Maggie Roundtree of Midville; his 45 grandchildren; 87 great-grandchildren, 12 great great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Davis Funeral Homes was in charge of the arrangements.
J. Norman Folk Jr.
Mr. J. Norman Folk Jr., 82, of Williston, SC, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002.
Mr. Folk, a native of Westminster, Md., was co-owner of Folk Amoco service station and was service manager of Folk Auto Company. He taught from 1969 until he retired in 1983 as auto mechanics instructor at the Barnwell County Vocational School. He was a member of Hope Masonic Lodge No. 126. He was a member of the Williston Lions Club and a member of the Williston United Methodist Church where he served as Chairman of the Official Board of the United Methodist Church and as church treasurer and was on the Board of Trustees. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Laura Rhodes Folk.
The funeral was Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. at Folk Funeral Home Chapel in Williston with burial in the Williston Cemetery.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Dale E. and Devin Wright of Aiken, Anne Rhodes Evans Able and Mark Able of Elgin; son and daughter-in-law, Eric Norman and Joyce Folk of Hazel Green, Ala.; a sister, Elizabeth F. Moore, Spartanburg; grandchildren, Stephanie and Christopher Abel, Alex and Bethany Folk, Kelly Canday, Joel Pangborn, Lorri Moffatt, Mary Bullard, Joy Barr; nine great-grandchildren and a niece and nephew.
Memorials may be made to Williston United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 401, Williston, SC 29853.
Roosevelt Theodore Williams Sr.
Mr. Roosevelt Theodore Williams Sr. of Louisville died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at Jefferson Hospital.
Mr. Williams, a native of Jefferson County, was a retired logger and a member of the St. Matthews AME Church. He was employed by the Pilcher family for many years.
The funeral was Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. at the St. Matthews AME Church with the Rev. David Walker officiating. Burial was in the Louisville Society Cemetery.
Survivors include his children, Frances Heath, Louisville, Roosevelt Theodore Williams Jr., Atlanta, George Hatcher, Augusta, and Emma Ruth Brookins, Philadelphia, Penn.; daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, nine grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Martha A. Cox
Mrs. Martha A. Cox of Auburn, Ky., died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, Ky.
Mrs. Cox, a native of Glascock County, graduated from Wrens High School and obtained a degree from Georgia State College for Women in 1925. She moved to Kentucky and taught in the Langdon School, a Presbyterian school for mountain girls, in Mt. Vernon. She was a member of the Auburn Legion Auxiliary for 68 years, a former member of the Eastern Star, Auburn Woman's Club and Grayson Woman's Club. She was a member of the Auburn Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, the late James M. and Mary Jane Hadden Adams of Wrens and her husband, Richard F. Cox Sr.
The funeral was Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Young Funeral Home in Auburn. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Ky., on Dec. 14.
Survivors include her sons, Richard R. Cox Jr., Auburn, Ky., and James L. Cox, Atlanta; and her grandchildren, James L. Cox Jr. and Lisa A. Cox of Atlanta; and two great-grandchildren, Melissa Erin Cox and James L. Cox III. Local survivors are Ms. Ruth Adams and Mr. Brian Brown.
James A. Beckworth
Mr. James A. Beckworth, 63, of Wrens died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. Beckworth, a native of Glascock County, had lived in Wrens for several years. He was retired from the grocery business. He was a member of Wrens First Baptist Church.
The funeral was Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Curtis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sutphin officiating. Burial was in the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his nephew, John Rabun, Matthews, and a niece, Sara Jane Rabun, Matthews.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Fleming, Lester Hadden and Bruce Williams.
Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Cecil Therman Bishop
Mr. Cecil Therman Bishop, 77, of Adrian died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at the Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro.
Mr. Bishop, a native of Emanuel County, was the son of the late George Robert and Reba Robinson Bishop of Emanuel County. He was a retired mechanic and restaurant owner and was a Korean War Veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.
The funeral was Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Southern Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Bishop Chapel Cemetery in Summertown with Elder Tommy Roundtree and the Rev. Allen Meeks officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Virginia Bishop; two sons, Therman Bishop Jr. and Jimmy T. Bishop, Adrian; three daughters, Mrs. Barbara Ann Johnson and Mrs. Linda Moore, both of Adrian, and Mrs. Tina Johnson, Savannah; two brothers, Billy "Bo" Bishop, Metter, and George Robert Bishop, Augusta; one sister, Mrs. Vivian Stewart, Pooler; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were his nephews, Bufford Daniels, Bryan Bishop, Jammie Bishop, William Herrington, Eric Youmans, Shane Stewart, Brandon Stewart and Michael Goodbee.
Southern Heritage Funeral Home, Swainsboro, was in charge of the arrangements.
Rosser Roy Raines Jr.
Mr. Rosser Roy Raines Jr., 64, of Highlands, NC, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002.
Mr. Raines, a native of Upson County, formerly lived in Thomaston. He was the son of the late Roy Rosser Raines Sr. and Myrtle Conley Raines. He was a graduate of Emory University 1959 and attended Harvard Business School. He retired in 1998 after 36 years with Thomaston Mills serving on the Board of Directors and was Treasurer and CFO at the time of retirement. He was a member of Highlands United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by a grandson, John Ross Raines.
A memorial service will be held Dec. 28 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Thomaston.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Helms Raines; two sons, David Raines, Atlanta, and Mark (Elva) Raines, of Waynesboro; his granddaughter, Anne-Marie Raines, Waynesboro.
Memorials may be made to the Highlands United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1959, Highlands, NC 28741.
Bryant Funeral Home, Franklin, NC, and Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home, Thomaston, are in charge of the arrangements.
Walter Brown "W.B." Jones Jr.
Mr. Walter Brown "W.B." Jones Jr., 75, of Davisboro died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002 in the Washington Regional Medical Center in Sandersville.
Mr. Jones, a native of Treutlen County, was a retired machinist with the J.P. Stephens Company and a mechanic and plumber. He was a member of the Davisboro Volunteer Fire Department, a former city councilman of the City of Davisboro and a member of Davisboro United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Carol Ann Jones Hannah.
The funeral was Dec. 23 at 3 p.m. at Davisboro United Methodist Church with the Revs. Harold E. Davidson, Eddie Wallace and Bob Williams officiating. Burial was in the Davisboro Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Carroll Jones; two sons, Ronnie Jones and Mike Jones, both of Davisboro; stepchildren, Teresa Johnson Radford, Sandersville, Kevin Wayne Johnson, Waynesboro, and Talmadge Eugene Johnson, Greenville, SC; son-in-law, Lindsey Hannah, Louisville; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Verlon Josey, Snooks Gilmore, Charles Amerson, Doug Watkins, Jeff Taylor, Louis Josey, Jack Taylor Jr. and Charles Smith.
May and Smith Funeral Directors, Sandersville, was in charge of the arrangements.