Obituaries
February 14, 2002 Issue

Margaret Poole

Mrs. Margaret Poole, 91, of Keysville died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at the Burke County Medical Center.

Graveside services were Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. at the Keysville United Methodist Church Cemetery with Dr. James M. Ford and the Rev. Tommy Fussell officiating services.

Survivors include a son, Jimmy Poole, Keysville; two daughters, Hazel Eason and Alice Howard, both of Keysville; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Poole is preceded in death by her husband, James Everett Poole, and her parents, Larry and Etta Taylor.

Pallbearers were her grandsons.

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

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.




Melvin Ray Carpenter

Mr. Melvin Ray Carpenter, 62, of Bartow died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at Old Capital Inn Nursing Facility, Louisville.

Mr. Carpenter, a native of Burke County, was a US Army Veteran. He was a Methodist who attended Pittman Park Methodist Church, Statesboro. Prior to moving to Bartow a few months ago, Mr. Carpenter had lived in Statesboro, where he was formerly employed as a bookkeeper with Bulloch County.

Graveside services were held Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery, Waynesboro, with the Rev. Gene Sheffield and Dr. David Carter officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Martin Carpenter; his mother, Mrs. Joel M. Carpenter, Waynesboro; one daughter, Cathy Sheffield, McDonough; one son, Marc Carpenter, Augusta; three stepsons, David Smith, Don Smith and Marty Harris; two brothers, Louis Carpenter, Waynesboro, Larry J. Carpenter, Epworth; and 10 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Larry Cox, Wayne Weddon, Jimmy Simmons, Danny Woodard, Stan Jenkins and Frank Allen.

DeLoach Funeral Homes, Inc., Waynesboro, was in charge of the arrangements.




Kenneth Holzendorf Jr.

Mr. Kenneth Holzendorf Jr., 70, of Thomson died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at University Hospital.

Mr. Holzendorf, a lifelong resident of McDuffie County, was a retired textile supervisor from Thomson Company, London Fog Distribution Center, Washington, Ga., and the National Guard. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Leroy Sunday School Class and a member of the A.J. Miller Masonic Lodge #204 in Thomson.

The funeral was Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Thomson, with Dr. James C. Elder Jr. officiating. Burial was in Westview Cemetery with Masonic Rites.

Survivors include his wife Mary Kate (Kaye) Holzendorf; two daughters, Nancy H. Bowers, Conyers, and Mariruth H. Rogers, Aiken, S.C.; two step-daughters, Kelly Wilson, Tignall, and Kim Helmly, Thomson; two step-sons, Michael Bailey, Gibson, and Mitchell Bailey, Thomson; mother, Mrs. Ruth Holzedorf, Gibson; one brother, William F. Holzendorf, Whiteville, N.C.; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers were William Helmly Jr., William Helmly III, Neal Wilson, Keaton Wilson, Michael Bailey, Mitchell Bailey.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the A.J. Miller Lodge #204.

Memorials may be made to the Masonic Children's Home, 811 Mulberry St., Macon, Ga. 31202-6779.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.




Theron E. Sills

Mr. Theron E. Sills, 91, of Louisville died on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at Glendale Nursing Home, Wadley.

Mr. Sills, a native of Thomson, resided in Louisville most of his adult life. He was a retired mechanic with John Deere Tractor Company in Louisville. He was a member of the Louisville United Methodist Church and the Adult Sunday School Class. During World War II he worked as a mechanic on the bWarner Robins Air Force Base.

The funeral was Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. at the Louisville City Cemetery with the Revs. Ed Dean, Earl Parrish and Larry Montgomery officiating.

Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Louisville United Methodist Church or the St. Joseph Hospice, 2803 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, Ga. 30909.

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




Leila Ann "Orell" Smith Orr

Mrs. Leila Ann "Orell" Smith Orr, 81, of Gibson died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002.

Mrs. Orr, a native of Glascock County, was a resident of Fort Lauderdale for over 50 years and had lived in the Augusta and Gibson area for the past 11 years.

Graveside services were held Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. at the Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Survivors include a son, Raymond Lamb, Augusta; a daughter, Eva Orr Mullins, Kite; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Starling Funeral Home, Harlem, was in charge of the arrangements.




Almarine Dudley Livingston

Mrs. Almarine Dudley Livingston, 94, of Louisville died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, in the Keysville Nursing Home.

Mrs. Livingston, a native of Warren County, was retired after 40 years of service with the Jefferson County DFCS. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Genealogy Society. She was a member of the Louisville First Baptist Church. She had resided in Louisville most of her life.

Graveside services were held Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. in the Louisville City Cemetery with the Revs. Larry Montgomery and Richard Gardner officiating.

Survivors include three sons, John M. Livingston III, Louisville, William Gilbert Livingston, La Plata, Md., and Robert H. Livingston, Louisville; a daughter, Margaret Hattaway, Peachtree City; three sisters, Ruth D. Shaw, Augusta, Roberta Riley, North Augusta, and Jean Simone, Gibson; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and seven great great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Louisville First Baptist Church Bus Fund.

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




Bud Rivers McGahee

Mr. Bud Rivers McGahee of Thomson died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at the VA Medical Center.

Mr. McGahee, a native of Jefferson County, had lived in McDuffie County for the past 32 years. He retired as a carpenter at Fort Gordon, serving in the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines. He was a member of Mount Horeb Baptist Church.

The funeral was Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Don Widener officiating. Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha Louise McGahee; one step-son, Gregory Royal, Savannah; three step-daughters, Mary Waller and Barbara Durden, both of Thomson, and Iris Lesney, Augusta; two sisters, Mattie Lee Gay, Keysville, and Betty Boss, Harlem; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Tony Stevenson, Kenny Hill, Jerry Scoggins, Chris Durden, Curtis Brown and George Goodman.




Mary Rowland Alexander

Mrs. Mary Rowland Alexander, 88, of Louisville died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at the Gibson Health and Rehab Center.

She was a devoted member of Bethel Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Vidette.

The funeral was Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. at Bethel Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church with Dr. Roy E. Beckham officiating. Burial was in Rose Dhu Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Jim Alexander, Waynesboro; two daughters, Rosalyn Martin and Ann Bryant, both of Louisville; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Bethel Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

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





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