Obituaries
January 10, 2002 Issue

Julia Turner Adams

Mrs. Julia Turner Adams of Wadley died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at University Medical Center, Augusta.

The funeral was Jan. 2 at 2 p.m. at San Clair Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Mattie Smith, Bronx, NY, Ruby Davis, Brooklyn, NY, Lavern Judge, Atlanta, and Betty Gibbons, Wadley; and one son, Donald Adams, Phenix City, Ala.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.




Myra Wood Bragg

Mrs. Myra Wood Bragg, 58, of Mitchell died Monday, Jan. 31, 2001, at McDuffie Regional Center.

Mrs. Bragg was a homemaker and member of Little Briar Creek Baptist Church.

The funeral was Jan. 3 at 11 a.m. at Little Briar Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Dunaway officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, James H. Bragg; her daughter, Jane B. Massey; her mother, Irie D. Taylor, Gibson; sisters, Monteen Langham, Thomson, and Nyra Langham, Mitchell; brothers, William Wood, Warrenton, Luke Wood, Henderson, NC, Arnold Wood, Warrenton and F.L. Wood, conyers.

Pallbearers were Lamar Massey, Donald Palmer, Eston Usry, Gemell Johnson, Willard Wilson and Billy Chalker.

Memorials may be made to Little Briar Creek Baptist Church.

Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, GA 30824.




Waymen E. Gaston

Mr. Waymen E. Gaston, 85, of Silver Springs, Ca., died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at Sylvia's Hospice House in Ocala, Ca.

Mr. Gaston, a native of Wadley, was a retired civil service worker with the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian Gaston; daughters, Carole Williams, Navarre, Ca., and Janis Stovall, Birmingham, Ala.; a brother, Horace Gaston, Louisville; sisters, Nell Creech, Edna Gaston and Daisy Gaston, all of Wadley; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Roberts Funeral Home, Jennings/Archway Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.




Walter Hannah

Mr. Walter Hannah of Augusta died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001.

The funeral was Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Sandvalley African Methodist Episcopal Church, Louisville, with the Rev. Leroy Britt Sr. officiating. Burial was in the Sugar Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Amy Hannah, Atlanta; three brothers, Morris Hannah, Wrens, John Hannah, Atlanta, and Horace Hannah Jr., Augusta; six sisters, Mary Crum, Dorothy Wright and Marie Lamkin, all of Augusta, Ida Ghee, Evon Hannah, both of Philadelphia, PA, and Willie A. Patrick, Wyndmoor, PA; godchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.




Dora Hart Reese

Mrs. Dora Hart Reese, 96, of Warrenton died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Reese, a native of Glascock County, was a homemaker. She was a charter member of the United Methodist Women and a member of Johnson United Methodist Church.

The funeral was Jan. 2 at 2 p.m. at Johnson United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim McAllister officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary R. Abercrombie, Statesboro; Marcia R. Ray, Warrenton; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tommy Johnson, Timmy Johnson, Tony Johnson, Juddy Johnson, Jason Johnson, Joe Shurley and Jimmie Gunn.

Memorials may be made to Johnson UMC Sunday School, P.O. Box 204, Warrenton, GA 30828.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.




Etta Frances Little Brown

Mrs. Etta Frances Little Brown of Greensboro died Monday, Dec. 28, 2001.

Mrs. Brown, a native of Wrens, was the daughter of the late Clifford and Mary Smith Little.

The funeral was Jan. 3 at 2 p.m. at Hargett Memorial Chapel, Greensboro, NC.

Survivors include her husband, Norman Brown; son, James King, Mesquite, TX; daughters, Slyvia Cheesboro and Tabatha Cheesboro, East Orange, NJ; a brother, Morris C. Little, Nicholson; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Hargett Funeral Chapel, 405 E. Market St., Greensboro, NC, and Gardenview Funeral Chapel, 605 Olympic Dr., Athens, was in charge of the arrangements.




Mary Emma Allen Williams

Mrs. Mary Emma Allen Williams, 82, of Gibson died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at Gibson Rest Home.

Mrs. Williams was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Harlem Ward. She was a lifelong resident of Glascock County, having been employed at Thomson and Stapleton Garment Factories, Todd's Outlet in Warrenton and the VRW in Thomson.

The funeral was Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. in the Curtis Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Timothy Tippett officiating. Burial was in the Gibson Branch Cemetery in Edgehill.

Survivors include five children, Clarisse May, Milledgeville, Jo Ann Grimer, Margaret Land and Dennis Williams of Warrenton, and Chester Williams, Eatonton; all of her siblings, Kathleen Reese and Zylphia Reese, Gibson, Ester Thompson, Macon, Willie Bell Reese, Thomson, and Frankie Edwards, White Plains; a brother, George Allen, Augusta, and 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Allen Land, Chad Williams, Austin Williams, Darryl Garrison, Hud Williams, Jay Williams, Kyle Vinson Burgamy and Corey Burgamy.




Dorothy Dixon Haywood

Mrs. Dorothy Dixon Haywood of Warrenville, SC, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001.

Mrs. Haywood, a native of Glascock County, was co-owner with her late husband of the Haywood Curb Market for 20 years. She was a member of the Gloverville Pentecostal Holiness Church.

The funeral was Jan. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Gloverville Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Revs. Ron Lawson and Billy Pinson officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Survivors include a son, Jimmy C. Haywood Sr., Gloverville; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bobby Taylor, Richard Durden, Anthony Durden, James Davis, Quitman Hughes and David Randall.

Memorials may be made to the Gloverville Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Hatcher Funeral Home, U.S. Hwy. 1, Langley, SC, was in charge of the arrangements.




Henry Mims Sr.

Mr. Henry Mims Sr. of Augusta died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at University Hospital.

Arrangements will be announced at a later date.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Mae Mims; five daughters, Jacqueline Hill, Beech Island, SC, Linda Mims, Gail Mims, Pam Reaves and Paulette Curry, all of Augusta; four sons, Henry Mims, Roger Mims and Vernon Mims, all of Augusta, and Paul Mims, Wrens; one sister, Clara Curry; 29 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Dent's Undertaking Establishment was in charge of the arrangements.




Vinnia Washington

Mrs. Vinnia Washington of Bartow died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at Jefferson Hospital.

The funeral was Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. at Mount Pleasant Christian Methodist Episcopal Church with the Rev. Lee G. Wilcher officiating.

Survivors include one daughter, Effie Mae Powell, Providence, KT; one son, Charlie Brown, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.




Patricia Hadden Wall

Mrs. Patricia Hadden Wall of Augusta died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001.

A memorial service was held Jan. 1 at 2 p.m. at Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth E. Jones officiating.

Survivors include her brother Glen (Tuc) Hadden, Stapleton; a sister, Marlene McDonald, Augusta; an aunt, Margie Allen, Wrens; and several nieces and nephews.

Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 2524 Lumpkin Road, was in charge of the arrangements.




Roy S. Amerson

Mr. Roy S. Amerson, 78, of Louisville died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Amerson was a retired farmer, retired superintendent of Louisville Fertilizer & Gin Company, a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, member of Gibson Masonic Lodge No. 257, and board member of First Church of Nazarene.

The funeral was Jan. 8 at 11 a.m. at First Church of Nazarene with the Revs. Dennis Johnson and Earl Parrish officiating. Burial was in the Louisville City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Hawkins Amerson; a son, Wendell Amerson, Norwood; three daughters, Linda A. Eckenroth and Rosalyn A. Flanders, both of Harlem, and Libby A. Mathis, Louisville; three sisters, Ruby Johnson, Augusta, Ann Wilder, Belvedere, SC, and Jean Whitaker, Statesboro; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tony Amerson, Chris Kersey, George Ratchford, Jamie Johnson, Ken Whitaker, Mike Wilder, Brian Flanders, Christopher Mathis and Derrick Mathis.

Honorary pallbearers were Ralph Hartley and Board Members of Nazarene Church, Frank Thigpen, G. W. Godbee, Bill McGlohorn and Charles Poole.

Johnson-Grier Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.




Julia Conn Morton Harvey

Mrs. Julia Conn Morton Harvey of Louisville died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, in Louisville.

Mrs. Conn, a native of Gray, was a graduate of GSCW. She taught at Louisville Academy. She was a member of Louisville United Methodist Church.

The funeral was Jan. 2 at 10 a.m. at Louisville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Danny Treadway officiating. Burial was in Louisville Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter, Julia Catherine Harvey Newberry, Gray; her son, Fred K. Harvey Jr., Louisville; her sister, Marjorie Morton Hicks; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were W.F. Easterlin Jr., John Murphy III, John D. Reid, Billie Atkins, H. Heyward Wells Jr. and J. Fredrick Agel.

Memorials may be made to the Louisville United Methodist Church.

Johnson-Grier Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.




Samuel T.R. Revell Jr., M.D.

Samuel T.R. Revell Jr., M.D., of Bedford, VA, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2001, in Rock Hill, SC.

Dr. Revell, a native of Louisville, was the elder son of the late Samuel T.R. Revell, M.D. and Lettie Jones Revell. Dr. Revell and his late younger brother, Walter Jones Revell, followed their father's example, devoting themselves to a life in medicine. Dr. Revell received his M.D. at the University of Maryland in 1937. He served in the U.S. Medical Corps from 1941-1945 and thereafter began his lifelong career as physician in Baltimore and later as an associate professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, until retiring with his wife, Ruth, to Bedford in 1971. Dedicated to church, family and his country, he was a source of strength, compassion and honor to family and friends. He served as an elder in the Bedford Presbyterian Church.

A private memorial service was held at the First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill, SC.

Survivors include his children, Ruthanne Ryan, Minneapolis, MN, Samuel T.R.Revell III, Lahaina, HI, Terry LeTourneau, Mooresville, NC, and Lettie Field, Severna Park, MD; and seven grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Bedford Christian Ministries, 217 Washington St., Bedford, VA 24523.




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