Obituaries
January 24, 2002 Issue

Everett Poole

Mr. Everett Poole, 93, of Keysville, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at the Burke County Hospital.

Mr. Poole was a member of Keysville United Methodist Church and the retired owner of Pooles Grocery in Keysville.

Graveside services will be Jan. 23 at 1 p.m. at the Keysville United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Race Lariscy and Dr. James M. Ford officiating.

Survivors include his wife Margaret Poole, Keysville; a son, Jimmy Poole, Keysville; two daughters, Hazel Eason and Alice Howard, both of Keysville; a brother O.B. Poole, Keysville; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be the grandsons.

Memorials can be made to the Keysville United Methodist Church Building Fund P.O. Box 107 Keysville, Ga. 30816. James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.




Virginia R. Vaughn

Mrs. Virginia R. Vaughn, 84, of Wrens died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at University Hospital.

The funeral was Jan. 16 at 3 p.m. at Mount Horeb Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Moore officiating services. Burial was in the Mount Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Brantley Vaughn, Wrens, Jerry Vaughn, Lexington; one daughter, Betty J. Herndon, Stapleton; one brother, A.P. Russell, Wrens; two sisters, Melvin Parrish and Audrey Russell, both of Wrens; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Clarence Holley, Robert Holley, Roger Coxwell, Larry Beckum, Phillip Johnson and Steve Williford.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.




Albert T. Newman

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

Mr. Albert T. Newman, 78, of Keysville died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at Keysville Nursing Home.

Mr. Newman was a member of the Blythe Baptist Church and had retired from the Stapleton Garment Factory.

The funeral was Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. at James Funeral Home with the Revs. Buddy Frierson and Race Lariscy officiating. Burial was in the Blythe Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Beth Martz, Wrens; a brother, Calton A. Newman, Blythe; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Harvey Hayes, Vester Hayes, T.B. Bartlett, Gordon Bartlett, Donald James and Clifford Chancey.




Inez G. Landrum

Mrs. Inez G. Landrum, 62, of Wrens died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, in Chatham County.

Mrs. Landrum, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of Wrens United Methodist Church and the Augusta Lupus Foundation.

The funeral was Jan. 22 at 11 a.m. at James Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Roy White, Dr. James M. Ford and the Rev. Ben Martin officiating. Burial was in Wrens Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, John Manning, Wrens, and Rusty Manning, Claxton; her mother, Alice Gay, Wrens; a brother, Donald Gay, Wrens; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were James Sheppard, Myrion Smith, Raley Clements, Joe Davis, R.G. Rabun, Ernest Rozier, Clark Bennett and Ed Chance.




Mamie Lou Poole Johnson

Mrs. Mamie Lou Poole Johnson of Winter Haven, Fla., died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002.

The funeral was Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. at Hudson Mortuary Chapel in Wadley with the Rev. Tommy Lee Johnson officiating.

Survivors include two stepdaughters, Inez Johnson and Peggy Johnson, Wadley; five stepsons, James Johnson, Charlie Johnson, Tommy L. Johnson, Nathan Johnson and Roman Johnson, Wadley; one sister, Lillie Mae Whigham, Wadley; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.




Travis Gay

Mr. Travis Gay, 35, of Dearing died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia.

Mr. Gay, a native of Richmond County, had lived in Dearing for most of his life. He was a carpenter and had attended Dearing Full Gospel Church.

The funeral was Jan. 16 at 3 p.m. at Dearing Full Gospel Church with the Rev. Eddie Renew officiating. Burial was in the Walker Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Tina Gay; four daughters, Tiffany Luke, Tammy Gay, Wendy Gay and Elizabeth Gay, all of Dearing; a son, Dylan Gay, Dearing; his mother, Margaret Whitaker, Dearing; and two sisters, Terrie Daughtry, Wrens, and Teresa Rockefeller, Dearing.

Pallbearers were Billy Gay, Bobby Black, Tim Clary, Freddie Gay, Allen Prater and Adam Bryant.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.




A.P. Russell

Mr. A.P. Russell, 79, of Wrens died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Russell, a native of the Wrens community, served in World War II. Upon discharge from the armed forces he worked on the Georgia railroad until his retirement. He was a member of American Legion Post 229.

The funeral was Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. at James Funeral Home with the Revs. Paul Moore and Robert Austin and Dr. James M. Ford officiating. Burial was in Mount Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lonice B. Russell, Wrens; one son, Ronald Russell, Wrens; two step sons, Billy Williford, Thomson, and Marc Williford, Dearing; one daughter, Donna Rabitsch, Millen; one step daughter, Iris Norman, Warrenton; two sisters, Audrey Russell and Melvis Parrish, Wrens; and 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Clarence Holley, Lamar Holley, Robert Holley, Jimmy Wren, Jimmy Black and Don Black.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the American Legion Post #229.




Lottie Mae Byrd Dixon

Mrs. Lottie Mae Byrd Dixon, 78, formerly of Louisville died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002.

Mrs. Dixon, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of the Solomon Temple Baptist Church where she served on the Missionary Board. She was a member of the Spring Bethel Benevolent Society and Morning Light Society.

The funeral was Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Solomon Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. Peter Sparks officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her sister, Arletha Byrd Kearse, St. Augustine, Fla.; and four brothers, Joe Ardis Byrd, Wadley, Henry Lee Byrd Sr. and Frank Byrd Jr., St. Augustine, and Thomas Perry Byrd, Jacksonville.

Pallbearers were Michael Lewis, John Roger Lewis, Cornelius Jones, Leroy McKennie, Isaiah Martin and Charles Holmes.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.




Mary Lois Hutchins

Mrs. Mary Lois Hutchins, 76, of Wadley died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Hutchens, a native of Jefferson County, was retired. She was a member of the Wadley United Methodist Church.

The funeral was Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. at the Wadley United Methodist Church with the Revs. Eugene Evors and Larry Sauls officiating. Burial was in Wadley City Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Wilma L. Gay, Wadley; two sons, Gary Hutchins, Louisville, and William C. (Billy) Hendricks Jr., Jackson; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Charles Pollett, Joe Walden, Joe Miller, Bob Lamb, Clark Hebert, Chip Evans and John Cholar.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.




Charlton S. Paul Jr.

Mr. Charlton S. Paul Jr., 38, of Wadley died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at Medical College of Georgia.

Mr. Paul, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church.

Memorial services were held Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. at Coleman's Chapel United Methodist Church with the Revs. Charles Wallace and Raymond Fortner officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Carolyn Ackridge Paul, Wadley; a brother, William Lewis Paul; a sister, Patricia Lynn Paul Bryant, Yuba City, Ca.; and his grandmother, Rosa Herring, Hephzibah.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Charlton S. Paul Jr. family.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.




James Lemuel (Lem) Keen

Mr. James Lemuel (Lem) Keen, 80, of Dublin died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002.

Mr. Keen attended North Georgia College and Mercer University. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army during WW II in the Pacific Theater. He was a life long resident of Dublin except for ten years when he lived in Louisville, serving as plant manager of J.P. Stevens Finishing Plant. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Dublin.

Graveside services were Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. at Northview Cemetery with the Revs. Wally and Cliff Morris officiating. Burial was in Northview Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothea H. Keen of Dublin; a son, James Lemuel Keen Jr., of Orlando; two daughters, Sula K. Altman of Savannah, and Elizabeth (Betsy) K. Polhill of Louisville; a sister, Sue K. Cook of North Augusta; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the C.D. Graves Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 405 Bellevue, Dublin, GA 31021. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




B.L. "Spec" Brown

Mr. B.L. "Spec" Brown, 83, of Harlem died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at the Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Brown, a native of Wrens, and a resident of Harlem since 1948 was an Army Veteran of World War II. He was an active member of Harlem Baptist Church where he had served as deacon, Sunday School Teacher and a trustee. He was past mayor of Harlem and served as Harlem's first fire chief. Prior to moving to Harlem, Mr. Brown played professional baseball in the Pittsburgh Pirate Organization. He was the owner of Columbia Cleaners in Harlem for 36 years.

The funeral was Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. at Harlem Baptist Church with the Dr. Robert J. Blankenship and the Rev. Philip Vestal officiating. Burial was in Ways Baptist Church Cemetery, Stellaville.

Survivors include his wife, Inez Zeigler Brown; two sons, Robert R. Brown, Harlem, Kenneth W. Brown, Sylvania; one sister, Marian Lawrens, Macon; two brothers, Charles W. Brown, North Augusta, and James B. Brown, Wrens, and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Lewis, Don Jolley, Bengie Moore, John Combs, Mickey Lonergan and Gary Holley.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Harlem Fire Department. Memorials may be made to the Harlem Baptist Church, P.O. Box 790, Harlem, GA 30814. Starling Funeral Home, Harlem, was in charge of the arrangements.




Robert E. Jarrett

Mr. Robert E. Jarrett, 80, of Hephzibah died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002.

Mr. Jarrett attended Wrens Public Schools before the Jarrett family moved to Augusta. He was a retired self-employed dry wall contractor and was a Methodist by faith.

Graveside services were held Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park with the Rev. Michael Davenport officiating.

Survivors include his sister, Ida Pappas, Ooletwaa, Tenn.

Pallbearers were nephews.

Elliott Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.




Annie Lillian Gaines Adams

Mrs. Annie Lillian Gaines Adams, 82, of Elberton died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002.

Mrs. Adams, a native of Elbert County, was a retired elementary school teacher and secretary of the Retired Educators Association. She taught at Wrens Elementary School before her retirement. She attended Elbert First United Methodist Church where she was a member of Manning Co-Ed Sunday School Class.

The funeral was Jan. 13 at Elbert First United Methodist Church with Dr. Wallace E. Wheeler and the Rev. Chandler Adams officiating. Burial was in Elberton Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, E.F. Adams; two sons, John Adams, Newnan, and Don Adams, Elberton; two sisters, Kathleen "Kitty" Eavenson, Dewy Rose and Martha Rice, Athens; a brother, Richard Strother Gaines Jr., Athens; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Elberton First United Methodist Church.

Berry Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.





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