January 3, 2002 Issue

Frances J. Frye Blackstone

Mrs. Frances J. Frye Blackstone, 76, of Gibson died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2001, at her residence.

Mrs. Blackstone, a native of Gaston County, NC, was a homemaker.

Graveside services were Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. at Hopeful Baptist Church Cemetery in Burke County with Lewis Wells officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Lloyd T. Blackstone; one daughter, Frances Bell, Navarre, Fla.; one sister, Ruby Tarlton, Ft. Mill, SC; two brothers, Ted Frye, Pageland, SC, and Billy Joe Frye, Las Vegas; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Carpenter

Miss Dorothy Carpenter of Augusta died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Miss Carpenter, a native of Wrens, was a retired laboratory technician at St. Joseph Hospital and a member of St. Mary-On-the-Hill Catholic Church. She enjoyed her participation in the Rosary and the Adoration in the Chapel.

Funeral Mass was Dec. 24 at 1 p.m. at St. Mary-On-the-Hill Catholic Church with Father John Hart celebrant.

Survivors include four sisters, Kathryn C. Brinson, Frances C. Bernhard, Virginia C. Long, all of Augusta, and Helen C. Richardson, Conoga Park, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

The nephews will serve as active pallbearers.

Poteet Funeral Home, 529 Greene St., Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.

Julia Rhodes Dixon

Mrs. Julia Rhodes Dixon, 85, of Stapleton died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Dixon, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where she was the church historian for many years. She was a member of Lili Chapter No. 376 of Eastern Star and a past worthy matron.

The funeral was Dec. 27 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Donald Lumpkin and Roy Smith officiating. Burial was in Walden's United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Terrell C. Dixon, Eatonton; a daughter, Clara D. Weathers, Martinez; a brother, Carroll Rhodes, Grange; a sister, Betty Calhoun, Wadley; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Andy Calhoun, Jimmy Miller, Lucius Thigpen, Elam Dudley, Kelly Bridges and Michael Kitchens.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 1350 Church St., Avera, GA 30803.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

David B. Johnson Jr.

Mr. David B. Johnson Jr., 81, of Keysville died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at his residence.

The funeral was Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. at James Funeral Home with the Revs. Ken Morgan and Tommy Fussell officiating. Burial was in the Keysville United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Daisy E. Johnson; one son, Kenneth Johnson, Keysville; three daughters, Joyce Weatherford, Matthews, Gail Lemon, Martinez, and Gwen Hallum, North Augusta; two brothers, Jack Johnson, Keysville, and Billy Johnson, Augusta; three sisters, Nell Reynolds, Augusta, Jeanette Skinner, Augusta, and Ruth Templeton, Keysville; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Keith Johnson, Kenny Johnson, Kevin Johnson, David Weatherford, Casey Lemon and Michael Lemon.

Memorials can be made to Keysville Methodist Church Cemetery, P.O. Box 107, Keysville, Ga. 30816.

Lueretta Elaine Jordan

Mrs. Lueretta Elaine Jordan of Augusta died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001.

Mrs. Jordan, a native of Augusta, was a member of Tremount Temple Baptist Church where she sang on the Sanctuary Choir. She was employed by MCG for 15 years.

The funeral was Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. William Bass officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Memorial Garden.

Survivors include her husband, Elijah Jordan, Augusta; one son, Horatio Keller, Augusta; a step-son, Timothy Jordan, Augusta; father, Henry Keller Jr., Augusta; two sisters, Henrietta Coard and Julia Keller; two brothers, Roger Keller, Irvington, NJ, and James Keller, Augusta; six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; and her mother-in-law, Edith Jordan, Wrens.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

John William Rheney Sr.

Mr. John William Rheney Sr., 86, of Macon died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001.

Mr. Rheney, a native of Jefferson County, had lived in Macon since 1939. He was retired from McKesson Robbins and was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church, the Howard Beaty Sunday School Class, the Golden K Kiwanis Club and the American Legion Post #3. Mr. Rheney was a United States World War II Air Force Veteran and was the son of the late John W. and Bessie McNeely Rheney.

Cryptside services were held privately on Dec. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Camellia Mausoleum in Riverside Cemetery with Dr. Charles Houston officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Allene Walker Rheney; a son, John W. Rheney Jr., Oglethorpe County; a daughter, Beverly Rheney Littlefield, Atlanta; two brothers, Peyton Austin Rheney, Wadley, and Frederick Ashby Rheney, Smyrna; and four step-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, Bibb County Unit, 195 Holt Avenue, Macon, Ga. 31201 or the donor's favorite charity.

Snow's Memorial Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Lillie Mae Tremble Fann

Mrs. Lillie Mae Tremble Fann of Wadley died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at University Medical Center, Augusta.

The funeral was Dec. 23 at 2:30 p.m. at San Clair Baptist Church, Wadley, with the Rev. Peter Sparks officiating.

Survivors include three daughters, Queenie Mae Fann Green, Margaret Fann Evans and Mary L. Fann Lewis, all of Milwaukee, Wis.; two sons, Marvin Fann Jr. and Jimmie Richard Fann of Milwaukee; 40 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and 16 great great-grandchildren.

Florence "Flo" Stapleton Flanders

Mrs. Florence "Flo" Stapleton Flanders, 80, of Baker, Fla., formerly of Decatur, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001.

Mrs. Flanders, a native of Stapleton, taught school for 35 years, most of which was at Briarlake Elementary School in Decatur. While teaching at Blairlake, she won the National Freedom Foundation award for excellence. She enjoyed singing for several years with the Sweet Adeline's and was an active member of Oak Grove Methodist Church in both the Choir and her Sunday school class. After retirement from teaching she became associated with the Professional Association of Georgia Educators. She had been living in Baker for the past three years.

Graveside services were Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. at Stapleton Cemetery with the Rev. Joey Holloway officiating.

Survivors include her son, Jack Flanders, Baker; two sisters, Mildred Launius, Monroe, and Sarah S. Dillon, Gainsville; and four grandchildren.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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