Cynthia E. Relander
Mrs. Cynthia E. Relander, 61, of Keysville died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006.
Mrs. Relander was a homemaker.
A private memorial service will be held later.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Relander; two daughters, Bobbie Powell, Wadley, and Carey Gore, Keysville; a sister, Diane Allen, Lakeland, Fla.; a brother, Dean Morrissey, Keysville; two grandsons and a great-granddaughter.
James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
John Richard Bradburn
Mr. John Richard Bradburn, 83, of Union, S.C., died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Bradburn, a native of Union, was the son of the late Richard Joseph Bradburn and Sadie Maude Rippey Bradburn. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher, a former deacon, a head usher and greeter for many years. He retired from Cone Mills and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served in World War II. He is preceded in death by a sister, Ada Belle Huntley, and two brothers, Harold Bradburn and Ray Bradburn.
The funeral was Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church with the Revs. Roger Plemmons, George Turbeville and Brad Goodale officiating. Burial was in Union Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two daughters, Jerry and Larry O'Shields, Union, and Sue B. and Ott Stephens, Louisville; a sister, Barbara Everingham, Hendersonville, N.C.; two brothers, Joe Bradburn, Union, and Sam Bradburn, Hendersonville; four grandchildren, Rev. Brad Goodale and Allison Waters, Union, and Angela Hullender and Mark Stephens, Ringgold.
Memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 915 S. Pickney St., Union, SC 29379, Philippi Baptist Church, 327 Philippi Church Rd., Union, SC 29379, or First Baptist Church, 101 East 9th St., Louisville, GA 30434.
S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Union, was in charge of the arrangements.
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Lewis Turner Farmer Jr.
Mr. Lewis Turner Farmer Jr., 83, of Atlanta died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006.
Mr. Farmer, a native of Augusta, was raised in Louisville. He graduated from Louisville Academy and attended Middle Georgia College and Georgia Institute of Technology before enlisting in the United States Navy in 1942. He served his country for 21 years during World War II and the Korean War as a Naval Aviator achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Following his military career, he received a master's degree in mathematics education from Duke University. He began his teaching career as a math professor at Georgia College in 1964 and retired in 1984. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Milledgeville where he served the church in many capacities, including leading an adult Sunday School class for 25 years.
The funeral was Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Moores Funeral Home. Burial was in the Louisville City Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Higgs Farmer; two sons, Lewis and Carol Farmer, Colorado Springs, Co., and Richard and Sharon Farmer, Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter, Barbara and Ronnie Scott, Atlanta; and nine grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Foundation of Wesley Woods, 1817 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329.
Moores Funeral Home, Milledgeville, was in charge of the arrangements.
David Jordan Sr.
Mr. David Jordan Sr., 63, of Wrens died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006.
The funeral was held on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. at Wrens Chapel AME Church in Wrens, with Rev. Roy Mathis presiding and Rev. Ray Brawner, eulogist. Burial followed in the Sugar Hill Cemetery in Wrens.
Joseph M. Still Jr. M.D.
Joseph M. Still Jr. M.D., of Augusta died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 at Doctors Hospital.
Mr. Still was a medical pioneer and founder of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, at First Baptist Church of Augusta with the Rev. Charles Broome officiating. Burial followed in Westover Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife Susan H. Still of Augusta; five sons, Edward R. Still and wife, Mary Lou, of Stone Mountain, Jesse M. Still and wife, Jill, of Stone Mountain, Ronald A. Breazeale and wife, Becky, of Evans, Kenneth B. Still and wife, Paige, of Moultrie, and Trey Nevils and wife, Julie, of Wrens; five daughters, Susan Still Kilrain and husband, Colin, of Virginia Beach, VA, Gabrielle "Gale" Still-Steves and husband, Scott, of Augusta, Ronda Still and husband, Steve Bracci, of Evans, Gena McNair and husband, Jeff, of Appling and Donna Simon Carter and husband, Jimmy, of Augusta; an aunt, Frances Clark, of Columbus; and 26 grandchildren.
Dr. Still was preceded in death by his father, Joseph M. Still, Sr., and mother, Bonner Richardson Still, and a son, Steven Wade Breazeale.
Active pallbearers will be J. Nick Shaw, Paul H. Dunbar, Robert F. Mullins, M.D., J.R. Shaver, M.D., William P. Walker, Jr., Hermann K. Orlet, M.D., S.M. Abu Zaheed Hassan, M.D., Claus Brandigi, M.D., Edward J. Law, M.D., Juan Luis Colon-Santini, M.D., E. Lawrence Cook, M.D., Patricia N. Watkins, M.D., Amy M. Sprague, M.D., Beretta Craft-Coffman, P.A.-C. and C. Pete Combs, LPN.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Joseph M. Still Burn Center Family, including the office staff, Burn O.R., Research Consortium, Research Institute, Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation, Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, and Air Med Services.
If so desired, memorials may be sent to the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation, Inc., 3614 J. Dewey Gray Cir., Augusta, GA, 30909 or Interfaith Hospitality Network of Augusta, 2177 Central Ave., Augusta, GA. 30904 or Columbia Co. Humane Society, 119 Davis Rd., Martinez, GA. 30907.
Platt's Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
James Reese Stone
Mr. James Reese Stone of Wadley died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006.
The funeral was Feb. 8 at 3:30 p.m. at St. Mark AME Church with Elder Ronnie Harden and the Rev. John Rolle officiating. Burial was in the Live Oak Cemetery in Wadley.
Survivors include seven sisters, Frances S. (Bobby) Jones and Juanita S. (Freddie) Tarver, Wadley, Myra Stone, Debra Stone, Alzater Stone and Annie Lee Stone, Augusta, and Clyde Simpkins, Swainsboro; two brothers, Alton (Elaine) Lattimore, Ashbury Park, NJ, and Allen Stone, Augusta; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other relatives.
Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Nita Watkins, 84, of Wrens died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2005.
Mrs. Watkins was a life-long resident of Jefferson County. She was a member of Wrens Baptist Church, the Keenagers, the Agnes Martin Sunday School Class and retired from Thermo King with 27 years of service. She was the wife of the late Mr. Robert Lewis Watkins and the mother of the late James H. Watkins, Linda Denise Dumas, Alberta Louise Watkins and Marshall Waldo Watkins.
The funeral will be Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m. at Wrens Baptist Church with the Rev. Horace Lariscy officiating. Burial will be in Parkers Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Elaine Watkins Sr., Wrens, Robert "Bob" Watkins, Harlem, and the Rev. Kenneth M. and Jackie Watkins, Wadley; a daughter and son-in-law, Rosa Lou and Merlin DeBaere, Wrens; a brother, Burt Williams, Stapleton; two sisters, Derryl W. Cochran, Avera, and Susan Gibson, Aiken; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Robert Lee Watkins, David Scott Watkins, Jonathan Mark Watkins, Timothy Lane Watkins, Howard Lewis DeBaere and Donald Patrick Langdon.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening at James Funeral Home in Wrens.
Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home, North Augusta, is in charge of the arrangements.
Dorothy Neal Whitaker
Mrs. Dorothy Neal Whitaker of Augusta died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at the Medical College of Georgia.
Mrs. Whitaker, known to all who loved her as Aunt Dorothy, was a native of Wrens but had lived in Augusta for many years. She was a retail clerk by profession. She was preceded in death by Harvey Whitaker and a daughter, Linda Sue Mills.
Graveside services were held at Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. in Westover Memorial Park.
Survivors include four grandchildren in Arizona and by her extended family; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Mattie Lue Matthews of Augusta; a nephew, Albert Pearson and wife, Kathy, of Augusta; a niece, Pamela Pearson of Augusta. She is also survived by her great-nephews, Carson Coghlan and Blake Harris.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Richmond-Columbia Unit, 2623 Washington Road, Ste. 104, Augusta, GA 30904.
Platt's Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Merle Cooke Burrell
Mrs. Merle Cooke Burrell, 93, of Milledgeville died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006.
Mrs. Burrell, a native of Clinton, N.C., had made her home in Augusta before moving to Milledgeville 27 years ago.
The funeral was Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Bradley and Alan Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Baldwin Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include three sons, Thomas (Marel) Burrell, Duluth, Rev. Adrian (Janice) Burrell, Gibson, and Charles (Melba) Burrell, Milledgeville; a sister, Thelma Brown, Martinsville, Va.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Moores Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Jaci Madison Cooper
Jaci Madison Cooper of Mitchell died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center.
The funeral was Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. at Long Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Chad Crews officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her parents, John "J.J." and Cathy Cooper; one sister, Lauren Adams; two brothers, Josh Adams and Austin Cooper; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Toulson; paternal grandmother, Janet Whitaker, and paternal grandfather, John Cooper Sr.
Pallbearers were Curt Norman, John Graham, Danny Pilgrim and Tommy Wolfe.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Warrenton Police Department, Warren County Fire Department, Warren County Sheriff's Department and the Taliaferro County Sheriff's Department.
Memorials may be made to the University Hospital Health Care Foundation, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 1350 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901.
Lowe Funeral Home, Warrenton, was in charge of the arrangements.
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Nancy Pinkston Gibbons
Mrs. Nancy Pinkston Gibbons died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at an Atlanta hospital.
Mrs. Gibbons was a native of Jefferson County
The funeral was Jan. 7 at 1 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Charles Holloway and Mack Thomas officiating. Burial was in the Dixon Chapel AME Church Cemetery.
Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Mary Floyd, Martha Harmon, Edward Pinkston, Penny Gibbons, Mary Pinkston and Ricky Pinkston, Louisville, Jewelstine Pinkston, Douglasville, Clara Outler, Grovetown, Tyrone Pinkston, David Pinkston, Frankie Pinkston, Jessie Pinkston, Thomas Pinkston, Betty Lasiter and Ethan Pinkston, Atlanta; and several great-nieces, nephews and cousins.
Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Jamie Hawkins Sr.
Rev. Jamie Hawkins Sr., 73, of Gibson died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at University Hospital in Augusta.
Rev. Hawkins, a native of Glascock County, was the son of the late Oliver and Zeddie Hawkins. He was pastor of Griffin Chapel Baptist Church for 26 years and was a member of Euphrates Baptist Church. He was also a farmer and was retired from Thermo King Corporation after 24 years of service. He is preceded in death by three brothers, O.C. Hawkins, Sharkie Hawkins and Harold Hawkins and one sister, Carolyn H. Morgan.
The funeral was Jan. 3 at 3 p.m. at Griffin Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Thurman Walden and Herman Walden officiating. Burial was in the Gibson City Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria W. Hawkins; one son, Jamie and Kathy Hawkins Jr., Edgehill; one daughter, Kathy H. and Mike Lyons, Gibson; one brother, Ronnie Hawkins, St. Louis; one sister, Jessie Sammons, Gibson; two grandsons and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Steven Usry, James Hawkins, Tommy Hawkins, Clay Holbrook, Jeff McGahee, Mark Stewart, Brian Stewart and Lynn B. Reese.
Memorials may be made to Griffin Chapel Baptist Church, c/o Mrs. Cathy H. Lyons, 646 Gray St., Gibson, GA 30810.
Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.