Deacon James Burnett, 92, of Wrens died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003.
The funeral was Aug. 14 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Stapleton with the Rev. Frank Seabrooks officiating. Burial was at Thankful Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Grace Patterson and Annie Ree Butler, Newark, NJ; a son, Joe Burnett, Wrens; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Lester Allen Cobb
Mr. Lester Allen Cobb, 60, of Wadley died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at Universtiy Hospital in Augusta.
Mr. Cobb, a native of Jefferson County, had owned and operated the John Deere Dealership in Louisville for 25 years. He was a member of the Louisville Jaycee's. He was a member of Riverdale First Baptist Church. He was the son of Tom and Marie Cobb.
The funeral was Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Bartow with the Rev. Donald Lumpkin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy M. Cobb; three daughters, Panda C. Williams, Bartow, Angie C. (Barry) Wren, Louisville and Leslie C. (Ernie) Newton, Statesboro; a stepson, Charles (Nan) Taylor, North Augusta; a stepdaughter, Sharon (Gary) Tapley, Vidalia; a brother, Jerry Cobb, Louisville; four sisters, Joyce Stavely and Diane Smith, Wadley, Faye Harris, Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Linda Hall, Bartow; five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Barry Cobb, Donnie Cobb, Tony Stavely, Charles Smith Jr., Michael Cobb, Andy Cobb, Keith Hall and William Harris.
Honorary pallbearers were Tommy New, William Rabun, Dr. Douglas Harmon, John J. Jones, Buddy Williamson, Dr. Alton Walker, Joe Kinney, William Hadden, Rocky Harris, Richard Vickery, Gerald Matthews, Harry Kennedy, Hugh Johnson, Sonny Lamb, Tom Smith, Dr. J.H. Harrison and Darrell Barnett.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Doris H. Sleister
Mrs. Doris H. Sleister, 65, of Warren County died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003.
Mrs. Sleister, a native of Glascock County, was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Beulah Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Hobbs, her mother, Pearl Hobbs, two brothers, Lee and Lester Hobbs and a sister, Nora H. Story.
The funeral was Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Beulah Baptist Church with the Revs. Mike Sutphin and Jon Richards officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her companion, E.T. Rabun Jr., a daughter, Frances (Larry) T. Johns, Stapleton; two sons, Robert J. (Carren) Sleister, Dearing, and Ambrose C. Sleister II, Trion; two brothers, Davis Hobbs and Barton Hobbs, Stapleton; seven sisters, Bobbie Whitaker, Creven, Janette Perdue, Wrens, Iris King, Morrow, Ann Smith, Camak, Weslyn McGee, Covington, June Widener, Thomson and Betty Jo Hobbs, Dearing; eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Christopher Johns, Joshua Johns, A.J. Sleister, Barry Russell, Wright Perdue, Mike Hobbs, Jody Hobbs and Jammie Smith.
Memorials may be made to the Mt. Beulah Baptist Church.
Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mamie Skinner Evans Gresham
Mrs. Mamie Skinner Evans Gresham, 85, of Keysville died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003.
Mrs. Gresham, a native of Twin City, was the daughter of Oscar and Laney Skinner. She had lived all of her adult life in Burke County and was a member of Keysville United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her sons, Walter Evans and Harold Evans.
Graveside services were held Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Keysville United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Arrington officiating.
Survivors include two sons, Cecil (Flora) Evans and Dean (Brenda) Evans, Keysville; one daughter Ruth (Mac) McDonald, Wrens; two sisters, Mary Watts, Keysville and Mance Peebles, Swainsboro; 18 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Glen Evans, Billy Evans, Charles Caugham, Harold Kite, David Skinner and David Cosby.
Deloach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Inc., Waynesboro, was in charge of the arrangements.
Ruby Mae Fields Mountain
Mrs. Ruby Mae Fields Mountain, 80, of Bartow died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at University Hospital in Augusta.
Mrs. Mountain, a native of Jefferson County, was the widow of the Isaac Mountain Sr. and a member of Ebenezer CME Church.
The funeral was Aug. 21 at Ebenezer CME Church and Cemetery with Pastor Darryl Walker officiating.
Survivors include her mother, Peocola Fields, Louisville; her children, Theodis Mountain, Willie Mae Mountain and Idella Mountain, Bartow, Dannye Mountain, Augusta, Isaac Mountain Jr., Wadley and Linda Dixon, Louisville; siblings, Vaster Lee Jordan and Martha Brown, Louisville, Cora Flournoy and Mack Fields, Bartow, Elizabeth Fields, Betty Fields, Rosa Prince and Annie Dorothy Carter, New York, NY; three daughters-in-law, one son-in-law, one brother-in-law, 33 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Jeanette Elizabeth Moore
Mrs. Jeanette Elizabeth Moore, 85, of Wadley died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at Glendale Nursing Home.
Mrs. Moore, a native of Washington County, had lived in Wadley for the past 70 years. She was a homemaker, a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church and a resident of Glendale Nursing Home for the past eight years.
The funeral was Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Johns United Methodist Church with Gary Hutchins and the Rev. Ray Garren officiating. Burial was in the Bethany Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Leniece (J.D.) Hickox, Patterson, Barbara (Jerry) Powell, Wadley, and Debra (Joe) Adams, Vidalia; three sons, James W. "Billy" (Glenda) Moore, Mableton, Charles "Rick" (Chyrle) Moore, Wadley, and Tim (Sherry) Moore, Rainbow City, Ala.; a brother, Olen Price, Wrightsville; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were grandsons, Jody Powell, Mitchell Powell, Ronnie Hickox, Tony Moore, Ricky Moore, T.J. Moore, Brent Moore and Chris Adams.
Memorials may be made to the St. Johns United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Gary W. Ware, 1130 St. Johns Church Rd., Wadley, GA 30477, in memory of Mrs. Moore.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Annie Bell Hudson
Ms. Annie Bell Hudson of Augusta died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at the Medical College of Georgia.
The funeral was Aug. 23 at 1 p.m. at Second Mount Moriah Baptist Church with the Rev. Andy Thornton officiating. Burial was in Southview Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Stanley Walker, Arlington, Va., and Scott Walker, Augusta; one daughter, Kellee Walker, Augusta; one brother, William Earl Lanzeby, Philadelphia, Pa.; one sister, Gladys O'Neal, Augusta; one step daughter-in-law, Ruby Hudson, Wrens; five step-grandchildren, Theodis (Josephine) Hudson Jr., Wrens, Christine (James) Hudson Allen, Augusta, Mattie Robinson, Augusta, Thomas James Hudson, Wrens, and Johnny Lee (Alicia) Hudson, Macon.
Peoples Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
D. Billie Newman Edwards
Mrs. D. Billie Newman Edwards, 82, of Augusta died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003.
Mrs. Edwards, a lifelong resident of Augusta, was retired from University Hospital. She was a member of Mize Memorial United Methodist Church, Mize-Walters Sunday School class, Bayvale Homemakers, Sunrisers and United Methodist Women. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Hugh L. Newman and Walter D. Edwards, and her sisters, Sarah Beasley, Adeline Ivey and Patsy Loner.
The funeral was Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Hatcher Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Heard officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Survivors include six daughters, Rae Muze, Jeanne (Chuck) Szakacs, Linda (Richard) Sabo, Frankie (Jamie) Rushton, Debbie (Wayne) Carver and Mae (Marion) Turner; two sons, Michael "Bunky" (Jackie) Newman and Jim Newman; 17 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Bryan Adams, Sherwood Merrell, Howard Cawley, Wayne Holton, Frank Muza and Lloyd Malcolm.
Memorials may be made to Mize Memorial United Methodist Church, 302 Barrow Dr., Augusta, Ga. 30906.
Hatcher Funeral Home, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.
William Melton Shivers
Mr. William Melton Shivers, 63, of Louisville died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at St. Petersburg General Hospital.
The funeral will be Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, North Warrior Palm Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Survivors include his wife, Josephine Shivers; daughter, LaVon Shivers (Archie Wells Jr.), Louisville; siblings, Henry Shivers, Mt. Vernon, Ruby Jordan and Clarence Gibbons, St. Petersburg; two aunts, Cora McCall, Wrens and Nerisa Durden, Avera; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild; brother-in-law; sister-in-law; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Zion Hill Mortuary, St. Petersburg, and Davis Funeral Home were in charge of the arrangements.
J.D. "Jake" Peavy Jr.
Mr. J.D. "Jake" Peavy Jr., 66, of Mitchell died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003.
Mr. Peavy was a native of Dooley County and a Navy veteran.
A memorial service was held Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. at Sheppard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Russell Davis officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Kitchens Peavy, Mitchell; five daughters, Cindy Collier, Perry, Lisa O'Neal, Naples, Fla., Sherry Peavy, Warner Robbins, Cynthia Stone, Forest Park and Shirley Pulliam, Mitchell; and seven grandchildren.
Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Eunice Shoultz of Bartow died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003.
The funeral was held on Aug. 23 at 1 p.m. at Jones Chapel CME Church with the Rev. Mack Thomas officiating.
Survivors include two sons, Rufus Shoultz, Philadelphia, Pa., and Mack Arthur Shoultz, Marlton, NJ; two daughters, Joann Flournoy, Turnersville, NJ, and Cratis Scales, Fuquay Springs, NC; two sisters, Mozell Smith, Bartow, and Lish Mae Pringle, NY; 21 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren.
Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Walden Hogan
Mrs. Mary Walden Hogan, 86, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at Brentwood Terrence Health Center in Waynesboro.
Mrs. Hogan, a native of Burke County, was a member of Roberson Grove Baptist Church where she sang in the choir.
The funeral was Aug. 14 at Roberson Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. A. Lewis officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her cousins, Liza Josey, Rosier, Charlie and Bobbie Jean Josey, Augusta, Nathaniel and Susie Neely, Bartow, Katrina Washington, Hempstead, NY; nephew, Hubert Walden, Louisville and a host of other relatives.
Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Ann Caughey
Mrs. Mary Ann Caughey, 66, of Wadley died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003.
Mrs. Caughey, a native of Jefferson County, was a licensed practical nurse and a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Hoyt Cooper and Lizzie A. Arrington Cooper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Burel Caughey.
A memorial service will be held Sept. 7 at Old Bethel Baptist Church.
Survivors include her sons, Chuck Loyd of Jones County and Russell Loyd of Martinez; and her grandchildren, Laurie Beth Loyd, Ashley Loyd, Russell Loyd Jr. and Jennifer Loyd.
Bridges Funeral Home, Gray, was in charge of the arrangements.