Bishop Lewis Pinkston
HARLEM, Ga.- Bishop Lewis Pinkston, Harlem, Ga., died January 26, 2005 at his residence.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday, January 31, 2005 at Springfield Baptist Church, Thomson, Ga. Interment was at Saint Paul C.M.E. Church Cemetery, Sparta, Georgia.
Crawford-Pinkston-Roberts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Monnie E. Robinson
THOMSON, Ga.- Mrs. Monnie E. Robinson entered into rest Sunday, January 23, 2005 at McDuffie Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Robinson, a native of Fayette County, Ala., lived in Richmond County since 1959, was retired as a cook at Gracewood State School & Hospital and was Baptist. She was a member of the 4-H Club winning a state title in 1941 with a prize trip to Chicago.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 11 a.m. from Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Lumpkin Road Chapel with Reverend Dr. Bobby Coleman officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were her grandsons.
Survivors include her children, Doris (Robert) Abernathy, Sr., Modoc, S.C., Patricia (Eddie) Williams, Hephzibah, William "Bill" (Donna) Robinson, Jr., Hephzibah, Linda (Bob) Drake, Burke County, and Bobby (Pam) Robinson, Sr. also of Burke County.; grandchildren, George Bales, Melinda Gay, Pete, Mason and Jason McCall, Bobby Robinson Jr., Patrick Robinson, April Crump, Gregory Clary, Manda Cawthon, Robert Abernathy Jr., Lynn Turner, Donna Abernathy and 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Thelma Harrison, Tennessee, Hattie Howton, Florida, and brother, Curt Howton, of Berry, Ala.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Elizabeth McCall and grandchild, Billy Robinson, brothers, Clarence, Cecil, George and Bobby Joe; sisters, Clara, Ruby, Addie and Ruth.
Mrs. Betty A. Jenkins Disney
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Mrs. Betty A. Jenkins Disney, 72, loving wife of James W. Disney, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at University Hospital.
Memorial services were private.
Other survivors include her son, Glenn W. Disney of Hephzibah; daughter, Melanie D. Blackwell of Thomson; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Miras of Thomson, Julie Disney and Jacob Disney both of Blythe.
Mrs. Disney was born in Augusta to the late Jackson J. and Pearl Mitchum Jenkins. She was a member of Bayvale Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Mr. Marvin L. Johnson
THOMSON, Ga. -- Mr. Marvin L. Johnson, 88, widower of Mrs. Evelyn Johnson, died Thursday, April 21, 2005, in the Warrenton Health and Rehab.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in the Thomson First Baptist Church with Dr. Jim Ramsey officiating. Burial was in Westview Cemetery.
Mr. Johnson was a native of McDuffie County. He was the retired District Office Manager in Thomson for Jefferson Energy. He was an Army Veteran of World War II, having served in the European theater. He was a longtime member of the Thomson Lions Club. He was a member of the Thomson First Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Men's Bible Class.
Survivors include his three sisters, Sara J. (Austin) Pruitt, Washington, Marjorie J. Allen, Thomson, and Birdie J. (Bryan) Craft, Athens; a sister-in-law, Marguerite Cartledge 'Mickie' Johnson, Thomson; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Bill Howard, Bill Mabry, Sam Rabun, Franklin Banks, Wallace Averitt, and Wallace Hadden.
Mr. Thomas L. Latislaw, Sr.
THOMSON, GA. -- Entered into rest Thursday April 21, 2005, at his residence, Mr. Thomas L. Latislaw, Sr., 74, husband of the late Mrs. Jean Wylds Latislaw.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday April 23, 2005, at Starling Funeral Home. Interment was in Bellevue Memorial Gardens, near Grovetown, with full military honors.
Mr. Latislaw, a native of Chicago, Illinois, was a retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant and a veteran of the Korean War. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart Award. Mr. Latislaw was also a retired mechanic from Pam AM, Fort Gordon.
Survivors include two daughters, Teresa Jean Chambers and husband Tommy Chambers, of Harlem, and Nicole Leigh Swiney and husband Donald Swiney, of Thomson; one son Thomas L. Latislaw, Jr. and wife Duranne Latislaw, of Hephzibah; three brothers Herb Latislaw. of Benton Harbor, Michagan, Jim Latislaw, of Three Rivers, Michigan, and Bob Latislaw, of Niles Michigan; one sister, Margaret Huber, of Niles, Michigan; and four grandchildren Mic Kime, Nick Latislaw, Melita Latislaw, Patrick Latislaw and three great-grandchildren, Jared Latislaw, Justin Swiney, and Jacqueline Latislaw.
Pallbearers were members of the Military.
If so desired, memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Hospice Care, 2260 Wrightsboro Road. Augusta, Georgia 30906.
Mrs. Mary Ethel McNair
THOMSON, Ga. -- Mrs. Mary Ethel McNair, 87, widow of Mr. Sam McNair, died Thursday, April 21, 2005, in Doctors Hospital.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 24, in the Curtis Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Cook officiating. Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. McNair was a native of Glascock County, but had lived in Thomson for many years. She was a retired seamstress from the Stapleton Garment Co. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include her two sons, David (Janice) McNair, Augusta, and Wiley (Jackie) McNair, Harlem; four grandchildren, Tony (Donna) McNair, Harlem, Cynthia (Trevon) Wheeless, Harlem, David (Terrie) McNair, Jr., Augusta, and Janet (Dwight) Akemon, Evans; eight great-grandchildren; and a special family friends, Marlene (David) Karr.
Pallbearers were Danny Johnson, John Cook, Tony McNair, Dwight Akemon, Trevon Wheeless, and Charles Farr.
Mrs. Peggy Powell Moore
Retired Registered Nurse
WASHINGTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Peggy Powell Moore, 74, died Tuesday evening, April 19, 2005, at Wills Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Moore was a native of Wilkes County, and had been a registered nurse at Wills Memorial Hospital for a number of years. She also had been a Health Occupations teacher at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School for 17 years. She was the wife of the late G. W. Moore, and was a member of the Washington First Baptist Church.
Graveside services were Friday morning at 11 at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Albert Huyck officiating.
She is survived by two sons, G.W. 'Chuck' Moore, Jr., and wife Linda, of Watkinsville, and David Moore, and wife Liz, of Thomson; one sister, Eleanor Andrews, of Sparta; and three grandchildren, Daniel Moore, Kirk Lovett, and Thomas Moore.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ebenezer Baptist church, or to the Washington First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Janice Markins Spivey
THOMSON, Ga. -- Mrs. Janice Markins Spivey, 62, entered into rest Monday, April 18, 2005 at her residence.
Memorial services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 21, at Sheppard Funeral Home Chapel, Gibson, with Rev. Steve Lamb officiating.
Mrs. Spivey was a member of the McDuffie County V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and she enjoyed fishing and sewing. Survivors are her mother, Mrs. Lorene M. Markins of Gibson; one daughter, Tracy Pool of Dearing; two sons, Johnny Lee Usry and Earl Humphries, Jr. of Gray,; three sisters, Barbara Johns of Wilmer, Ala., Alice Adams of Chatsworth, and Deborah Gagner of Grovetown; two brothers, Otto Markins of Valdosta, and James L. Markins of Gibson and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Connie Markins Messerly.
Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Ray Franklin Willis
THOMSON, Ga. -- Mr. Ray Franklin Willis, age 70, beloved husband of Wanda Minyard Willis, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005 in the McDuffie Regional Medical Center after a long battle with Supranuclear Palsy.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday, in the Thomson First Baptist Church with Dr. Jim Ramsey officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were the Men's Sunday School Class of Thomson First Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Westminster First Baptist Church Cemetery in Westminster, S.C.
Mr. Willis was a native of Phoenix City, Ala., a 1952 graduate of District 5 High School (now known as Burns High) in Duncan; he graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1956 with a BS in Mathematics. He was a Naval Aviator from 1956-1962 with an Honorable Discharge as 1st lieutenant. For more than 30 years, he was Director of Production Planning in the Garment Industry. Mr. Willis loved playing golf with his sons and friends. He was a past president of the Thomson Lion's Club and was a member of Thomson First Baptist Church where he was very active until his declining health.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Franklin Willis and Mattie Frank Holder Willis, and is survived by his wife, Wanda Minyard Willis of Thomson; two sons and daughters-in-law, Scott Preston and Susan Kay Willis of Athens, and Phillip Minyard and Laura Ann Willis of Duluth; five grandchildren, Preston Daniel Willis, Zachary Luke Willis, Amelia Grace Willis, Logan Phillip Willis and Alexandra Marie Willis; three brothers, Robert Willis of Seneca, John Willis of Westminster, S.C., and Gary Willis of Anderson, S.C.; several nieces and nephews.
The family requests that donations in memory of Mr. Ray F. Willis be made to one of the following: Thomson First Baptist Church, 253 Jackson St., Thomson, GA 30824; Capital Campaign Gifts, P. O. Box 1205, Thomson, GA 30824, (706-595-4252); or to The Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Woodholme Medical Building, Suite 515, 1838 Green Tree Road, Baltimore, MD 21208 (800-457-4777).
Mrs. Sara Neal Hughes
THOMSON, Ga.- Mrs. Sara Neal Hughes, 73, beloved wife of Mr. George Odis Hughes, of Beechwood Drive, died Monday, August 2, 2004, in the University Hospital.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 5, in the Thomson First Baptist Church with Dr. Jim Ramsey and Rev. Josh Hughes officiating. Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Hughes was a native of Warren County, but had lived in Thomson for many years. She was the President of Hughes Furniture, Inc. She was a member of Thomson First Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Gleaners Sunday School Class.
Survivors include her husband, Mr. George Odis Hughes, Thomson; her two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra A. Hughes and Don Clauson, Martinez and Linda Hughes and Jim Blackmon, Thomson; her three grandchildren, Caleb Clauson-Hughes, Sara Blackmon-Hughes and Grace Blackmon-Hughes and her step-grandson, Jimmy Blackmon.
Pallbearers were Leon Millholland, Sr., Major Leon Millholland, Jr., Dr. Carroll Hughes, Dr. Bob Hughes, Jr., Larry Hughes, David Hughes, Thomas Hughes and David Everson. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Men's Bible Class.