January 17, 2002 Issue

Geneva W. Chanclor

Mrs. Geneva W. Chanclor of Gibson died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at Gibson Health and Rehab.

Mrs. Chanclor, a native of Wilcox County, lived in Gibson for the past five years. She was a member of Union Baptist church.

The funeral was Jan. 9 at 4 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, Pitts, with burial following in Union Cemetery, Pitts, with the Revs. Tommy Land and Jack Dowdy officiating. Eulogies were given by Al Crenshaw, Rex Bullock and Billy Hawkins.

Survivors include one daughter, Genice Collins of Evans; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Frazier-Holt Funeral Directors, Rochelle, was in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia Danford

Mrs. Virginia Danford of Wadley died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at Jefferson Hospital.

The funeral was Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. at Blounts Chapel A.M.E. Church, Bartow, with the Rev. Willie Tomlin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary L. Jones, Marion Danford and Pauline Brown, all of Wadley; three sons, Freddie Lee Danford and Ernest Lee Danford of Wadley, and Albert Goft, Seattle, Wash.; 24 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.

Betty Jo Johnson

Mrs. Betty Jo Johnson, 53, of Sparta died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at her residence.

Mrs. Johnson, a lifelong resident of Sparta, was a member of Balerma Baptist Church. She was a retired nurse.

The funeral was Jan. 11 at 2:30 p.m. at Balerma Baptist Church, Hancock County, with the Revs. Jeff Summers and Jerry Bradley officiating. Burial was in Knowles Chapel Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her mother, Alma May, Sparta; husband, Ronnie Johnson; a son, R. Glenn Johnson; a daughter, Sherry Jo Johnson, all of Sparta; brothers and sisters, Micky May, Ronnie May and Jimmy May, all of Sparta, Faye Demastes, Washington, and Gayle Woodall, Mitchell; and four grandchildren.

Moores Funeral Home, Milledgeville, was in charge of the arrangements.

John E. Polan

Mr. John E. Polan, 76, of Wadley, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Polan, a native of Wetzel County, West Virginia, had lived in Wadley for the past 25 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was retired from the General Motors Corp., with 20 years service. In his younger years he was a coal miner in West Virginia.

The funeral was Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jamie Archer officiating. Burial was in the Wadley Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, John F. Polan, Fitzgerald, and David Polan, Wadley; one daughter, Mary Lou Griffith, Taylor, Mich.; one brother, Samuel F. Polan Jr., Ohio; one sister, Ada Kellerman, Baldwin, Mich.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Johnny Lee Polan, Johnny Lee Polan Jr., Gregory Polan, Jimmy Polan, Richard Stavely and Eddie Brown.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Willie "Bo" Walker Jr.

Dea. Robert Willie "Bo" Walker Jr., 55, of Augusta died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at his residence.

The funeral was Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. at Springhill Baptist Church, Blythe, with the Rev. Willie Mincey officiating. Burial was in Bellevue Memorial Gardens, Grovetown.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Walker; two sons, Keith Walker, Columbia, and Ronald Wooden, New Jersey; three daughters, Stephine Hocker, Belita Walker, Augusta, and Toicene Lipscomb, Augusta; two brothers, Price Walker Sr., Columbia, and Donald Walker, Deerfield, Fla.; five sisters, Bernice Williams, Cora Bell Walker, both of Waynesboro, Ollie Mae Jones, Keysville, Louvenia Wright, Louisville, Elizabeth Johnson, Rock Island, Ill; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

Wade Hampton Usry

Mr. Wade Hampton Usry, 62, of North Augusta died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at University Hospital.

Mr. Usry was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Avera. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of management with Merry/Boral Brick since 1957.

The funeral was Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Gemell Johnson and Lester Clark officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Melvis Goldman Usry; a son, Lyle Usry, North Augusta.

Pallbearers were Mike McManus, Mike Jenkins, Shean Jenkins, Willie Walker, Bobby Williams, Steve Williams, Lloyd Brassell and Roy Hughes Jr.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

William Luther Sullivan

Mr. William Luther Sullivan, 84, of Wrens died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002.

Mr. Sullivan, a native of Jefferson County, Miss., was a retired electrician. He served his country in the Army in World War II.

The funeral was Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. at James Funeral Home with the Revs. Race Lairscy and Joe Walden officiating. Burial was in Walden UnitedMethodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include three brothers, George Sullivan and Dudley Sullivan, both of Louisiana, Otis Sullivan, Virginia; four sisters, Claudia Mae Terrell, Lottie Bell Stephenson and Leoma Raner, all of Mississippi, and Gladys Wade, Texas.

Pallbearers were Maron Milburn, Marvin Reese, John Norris and Tommy Evans.

Gina Marie Cannon Evans

Mrs. Gina Marie Cannon Evans, 34, of Keysville died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Evans, a native of Chicago, Ill., had lived in the Richmond and Burke County areas for the past 24 years. She was a member of Blythe Baptist Church and provider enrollment specialist for Palmetto Government Benefits Administrators.

The funeral was held Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church, Blythe, with the Rev. Albert "Bucky" Halford officiating. Burial was in Westwood Gardens Memorial Park, Griffin.

Survivors include one son, Joseph Lee Evans, Keysville; her parents, Joseph and Georgina Cannon, Blythe; one stepson, William R. Evans, Keysville; one stepdaughter, Alisa A. Hawkins, Keysville; two sisters, Charlene Perdichizzi-Ponder, Alpharetta and Diane Hipps, Rex; two brothers, George Ziberna, Fayetteville and Joseph Cannon, Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren, William B. Evans, Anthony C. Evans, Aleah Hawkins, Erin A. Cosby; one niece, Anna Perdichizzi and three nephews, Sam Perdichizzi, Frank Perdichizzi and Eddie Perdichizzi.

Pallbearers were Cliff Chancey Jr., Ken Chancey, Brett Chancey, Marc Chancey, Wayne Allen and Jay Dunham.

DeLoach Funeral Home, Hephzibah, was in charge of arrangements.

Harold Lee Evans

Mr. Harold Lee Evans, 59, of Keysville died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Evans, a native and lifelong resident of Keysville, was a member of Keysville Methodist Church. He was a heavy equipment operator for Larry Pennington Logging Company and a former employee of Louisiana Pacific for over 20 years.

The funeral was held Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Keysville Methodist Church Cemetery with the Revs. Billy Arrington and Joe Walden officiating.

Survivors include two sons, William R. Evans, Keysvilleand Joseph L. Evans, Keysville; one daughter, Alisa A. Hawkins, Keysville; his mother, Mamie S. Gresham, Keysville; two brothers, Dean W. Evans, Keysville and Cecil R. Evans, Keysville; one sister, Mamie Ruth McDonald, Wrens; and four grandchildren, William B. Evans, Anthony C. Evans, Aleah Hawkins and Erin Cosby.

Pallbearers were Glenn W. Evans, Julian Arrington, Aubrey Wheeler, Doug Queen, Harold Knight and Hiram Milburn.

DeLoach Funeral Home, Waynesboro, was in charge of arrangements.

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