Johnnie Walden Anderson
Mrs. Johnnie Walden Anderson, 78, of Augusta died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003 at University Hospital in Augusta.
Mrs. Anderson, a native of Glascock County, was the daughter of the late Macon and Lucy Swint Walden. She had retired as a cottage mother after 17 years from Gracewood School and Hospital. She was a Sunday School and Bible School teacher and a member of Southside Baptist Church.
The funeral was Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. at Southside Baptist Church with the Revs. Greg Bentley and Robert Boyd officiating. Burial was in Westover Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Albert Vance Anderson Sr.; her sons, Albert Vance Anderson Jr., Augusta, and Gary Allen Anderson, Graniteville; daughters, Ann Anderson, Atlanta, and Patricia Wood, Gibson; brothers, Rev. Thurman Walden and Rev. Herman Walden, both of Hephzibah, Ray Walden, Augusta, Macon Walden Jr., Louisville and Bennie Walden, Edgehill; sisters, Ruth Searcy, New Castle, Ind., Frankie Lamb and Mary Huff, both of Augusta; nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Brandon Anderson, Clint Anderson, Tim Rockefeller, Alvin Anderson, Lee Waters and Francis Corbett. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Southside Baptist Church and Brent Richards.
Memorials may be made to the Southside Baptist Church, 3612 Mike Padgett Highway, Augusta, GA 30906.
Hatcher Funeral Home, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.
David James Benson
Mr. David James Benson, 30, of Mitchell died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003.
Mr. Benson, a native of Richmond County, was a 1993 graduate of Harlem High School. He was a lumber grader for GA-Pacific Corporation in Warrenton and a Christian. He was preceded in death by his father, James Ray "Jimmy" Benson.
The funeral was Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Gibson with the Revs. Richard Kitchens and Larry D. Haire Sr. officiating. Burial was in the Gibson United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Gina H. Benson, Dearing; two daughters, Delaney Paige Miles, Augusta, and Cameron Lexis Benson, Dearing; his mother, Dale Ellis, Appling; one sister, Sabrina Benson, Appling; two brothers, Travis RAy Benson, Mitchell, and Kenny Ellis, Appling; his paternal grandmother, Annie Jo Benson, Norwood; and maternal grandmother, Alice Aldred, Appling.
Pallbearers were Bobby Corley, Kevin Corley, Jamie Taylor, Stacy Jones, Timmy Usry and Jason Williford.
Memorials may be made to the David Benson Memorial Fund, c/o First City Bank of Gibson, College St., Gibson, GA 30810.
Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Olena Collins Holloway, 86, of Wrens died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003.
The funeral was Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. at Mays Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Alvin Lewis Jr. officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Earlene Hines, Miami, Fla.; five sons, Dea. Sam Willie Holloway Jr., Augusta, Rev. Horace Holloway and Napoleon Holloway, both of St. Petersburg, Fla., Roosevelt Holloway and Moses Holloway, both of Wrens; 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Ike Nelson, 76, of Pompano Beech, Fla., died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003.
The funeral was Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. at Ways Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy McCullough III officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include six sons, John Stephens, Waynesboro, Miss.; Ike Nelson Jr., Henry Lee Nelson, Wallace Nelson, Walter Nelson and Cedrick Harris, all of Pompano, Fla.; two sisters, Annie Mae Dixon, Wrens, and Mary Ellen Nelson, Miami, Fla.; two brothers, William Nelson, Augusta, and Sam Nelson, Miami.
Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Andrew C. Barber
Mr. Andrew C. Barber, 28, of Lincolnton died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003.
Mr. Barber, a native of Riverdale, was an elevator technician for Dover Elevator Company. He attended First Baptist Church. He was the husband of Jefferson County 4-H Extension Agent Elizabeth Barber.
The funeral was Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Washington, with Dr. John Childers and the Rev. Albert Hoyck officiating. Burial was in Clifford Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Lance Barber; his parents, Terry Barber, Lincolnton, and Jackie Slaughter, Augusta; a brother, Nathan Barber, Augusta; paternal grandfather, Ernest Barber, Lincolnton; maternal grandparents, Clyde and Regina Frazier, Panama City, Fla.; mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Lance, Washington; a brother-in-law, James Lance, Augusta; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Foxworth, Morganton, NC.
Pallbearers were Lyle Kelly, James Lance, Charles Foxworth, Will Hogan, Nathan Barber, Johnny Barber and Bobby Barber.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church General Fund.
Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington, was in charge of the arrangements.
Charlie E. Evans
Mr. Charlie E. Evans, 53, of Avera died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at Jefferson Hospital.
The funeral was Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Sylvania. Burial was in Friendship Memorial Park in Sylvania.
Survivors include his wife, Rev. Dr. Diane Brack-Evans; one son, Michael Evans; one daughter, Kelsey Evans; his father and mother, Isam and Othella Evans Sr., Avera; mother-in-law, Isabell B. Lowery, Sylvania; two sisters, Nellie Jean Evans, Albany, NY, and Alisha Evans, Lithonia; two brothers, Isam Evans Jr., Louisville, and Dr. W. Franklin Evans, Huntsville, Ala.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Missionary Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 214, Sylvania, GA 30467.
Sylvania Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Thomas Watson "Crip" Fennell
Mr. Thomas Watson "Crip" Fennell, 86, of Wadley died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003.
Mr. Fennell, a native of Emanuel County, lived most of his life in Jefferson County. He was a farmer and a carpenter and attended Dellwood Baptist Church.
Graveside services were held Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. at Wadley Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Thompson officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Annie Belle Fennell; two daughters, Dorothy Nell (Earl) Morris, Martinez; Barbara (Miles) Scarboro, Wadley; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Hugh Dorsey Fincher
Mr. Hugh Dorsey Fincher, 87, of Bartow died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003.
Mr. Fincher, formerly of Grand Rivers, Ky., was born in Fulton County but had lived in Bartow since March of 1967. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran of WWII and a retired mechanic from Thermo King, Inc. He was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church.
The funeral was Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. at Old Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Thigpen officiating. Burial was in Parkers United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bartow.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Julia Fincher; a daughter, Alice (Harry) Snyder, Plainview, Texas; a son, Clay (Dana) Fincher, Memphis, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Andrew Smith and Chance Snyder, Plainview, Texas; and a sister-in-law, Mary Ola Fincher, Atlanta.
Pallbearers were nephews.
Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Old Bethel Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the United Hospice of Swainsboro, 106 W. Main St., Swainsboro, GA 30901, or Old Bethel Baptist Church, c/o Angie Wren, 5623 Hwy. 15 S., Louisville, GA 30434.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Myesha Nykala Hadden
Little Miss Myesha Nykala Hadden, 2, of Louisville died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia.
The funeral was Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. at Spring Bethel AME Church. Burial was in Noah's Ark Baptist Church with the Rev. Thomas O. Lampkin officiating.
Survivors include her parents, Connery Hadden, Louisville, and Shawn Jones, Waynesboro; one sister, Olandesha Clark, Waynesboro; paternal grandparents, Glorestine Cunningham, Louisville, and Eugene and Charlet Hadden, Wadley; maternal grandparents, Juanita Boyd and Eddie Boyd, Waynesboro; paternal great-grandmothers, Bernice Kilpatrick, Louisville and Reatha Usry, Wrens; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Davis Funeral was in charge of the arrangements.
Joe McClinton Jones Sr.
Mr. Joe McClinton Jones Sr. of Wadley died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003.
The funeral was Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. at Flat Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Matthews with the Rev. Ricky G. Dent officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Jones; a daughter, Latricia Burley; a son, Joe McClinton Jones Jr.; his mother, Mary Lou Jones; seven brothers, Thomas O. Jones, Rev. Willie L. Jones, Brank Jones, Leonard Jones, Rick L. Jones, John J. Jones and Bobby Jones; and two sisters, Fannie Berry and Bernice Whitfield.
Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Gracie L. Ochsenknecht
Mrs. Gracie L. Ochsenknecht, 69, of Marietta died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at Kennestone Hospital in Kennesaw.
Mrs. Ochsenknecht, a native of Terry, Miss., was a member of the Baptist faith. She was a homemaker and mother of six children.
The funeral was Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, Kennesaw, with the Rev. J.T. Hollingshed officiating. Burial was in Pine Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery, Kennesaw.
Survivors include her husband, Walter E. Ochsenknecht, Marietta; sons, Karl E. Ochsenknecht, Phoenix, Ariz., Kurt A. Ochsenknecht, Rome, and Mark E. Ochsenknecht, Marietta; daughters, Judy M. Vaughn, Louisville, Susan Fortner, Wadley, and Kathy Trott, Winston; a brother, Joe A. Ashley, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Sue A. Horton, Louisville; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
May Smith Puckett
Mrs. May Smith Puckett of Milledgeville died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003.
Mrs. Puckett was a native of Milledgeville but lived in Louisville for many years before returning to Milledgeville. She taught English for 12 years at the Louisville High School and was the widow of the late Melvin Howard Puckett.
The funeral was Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Moores Funeral Home. Burial was in West View Cemetery.
Survivors include her children, Stan (Susan) Puckett, Macon, Debbie (Fred) Pennington, Sandersville, Lany Puckett, Warner Robins, Jennie (Steve) Lyle, Eve Puckett, and Chuck (Kay) Puckett, Milledgeville; sisters, Kittie Allen, Milledgeville, Jackie Smith, Gordon; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Moores Funeral Home of Milledgeville was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Harvey Unruh, 92, of Louisville died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at Old Heritage.
Mr. Unruh, a native of Kansas, moved to Georgia in 1954. He was a member of the Pinecrest Mennonite Church of Louisville. He was a retired dairyman. He was preceded in death by one son, one grandchild and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Nov. 9 at 2:30 p.m. at Pinecrest Mennonite Church with Ministers Maynard Peters, Paul Wagner, Randall Goossen and Brian Dyck officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Lottie Unruh; two daughters Rosalie (Ike) Loewen, Glenn, Calif., and Thelma (Harlan) Gearig, Sedalia, Ky.; sons, Melvin (Barbara) Unruh, Louisville, Kenneth (Ann) Unruh, Dumand, Ark., Harlan (Glenda) Unruh and Ronald (Frances) Unruh; one daughter-in-law, Mabel and husband Walt Enz, Louisville; 35 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; five brothers; one sister; and many other relatives.
Pallbearers were Wayland Loewen, Mylan Gearig, Darryl Unruh, Galen Unruh, Kenneth Unruh and Wendell Unruh.
James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.