Obituaries
March 7, 2002 Issue

Michael Atkins Cox Jr.

Mr. Michael Atkins Cox Jr. of Louisville died Friday, March 1, 2002, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Cox, a native of Jefferson County, served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a 1947 graduate of Emory University in Atlanta. He was treasurer of Sig Cox Inc. of Augusta from 1948 until 1966 when he returned to his hometown of Louisville to become its City Administrator, a position he held until his retirement in 1981. He was an active member of the Louisville United Methodist Church and of the Louisville Kiwanis Club. He was a member of the George Walton Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Georgia Cox.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Alice Walker Cox; a sister, Alice Cox Spivey; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the building fund of the Louisville United Methodist Church, 301 West Seventh Street, Louisville, Ga. 30434, or to the Louisville City Cemetery Fund, c/o Don Rhodes, 211 East Seventh Street, Louisville, Ga. 30434.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Dennie Arrington

Mrs. Dennie Arrington, 83, of Matthews died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at Keysville Nursing Home.

The funeral was March 4 at 2 p.m. at James Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Terry Addis officiating. Burial was in the Wrens Church of God Cemetery, Matthews.

Survivors include four sisters, Estella Hovis, Dollie Overstreet, Alma Chance and Lucile Loan; and a brother, Eugene Oglesby.

Pallbearers were Julian Arrington, S.J. McDonald, Marty Amerson, Dan Arrington and Bennett Boulineau.

Memorials may be made to the Wrens Church of God Building Fund, 102 Phillips Street N.W., Wrens, Ga. 30833.


Edna Carithers

Mrs. Edna Carithers, 84, of Dearing died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at the University Hospital.

Mrs. Carithers, a native of Lincoln County, had lived in Dearing for many years. She was a retired nurse and a member of Dearing Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Carithers.

The funeral was March 2 at 2 p.m. at Dearing Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Timmerman officiating. Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include three daughters, Annie Ruth Clark and Sandra Church, both of Dearing, and Linda Whitaker, Orlando, Fla.; three sons, Robert H. Carithers, Wrens, Huey Carithers, Thomson, and Billy Carithers, Dearing; a sister, Maudell Mathis, Greenwood, SC; two brothers, Russell Howard, Thomson, and Clifford Howard, Crawford; and 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mike Clark, Kevin Clark, Howard Carithers, Danny Pullen, Daryl Pullen, Geoffery Pullen and Heath Carithers.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Veda Loretta McDaniel Reeves

Mrs. Veda Loretta McDaniel Reeves, 93, of Louisville died Saturday, March 2, 2002.

The funeral was March 7 at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, Tenn.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Darlene Randolph, Mrs. Jo Franklin and Mrs. Wanda Arrington.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home, Swainsboro, was in charge of the arrangements.


Jeanne Rabun Howell

Mrs. Jeanne Rabun Howell, 77, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, in Richmond, Va.

Mrs. Howell, a native of Stapleton, was a longtime resident of Martinsville, Va. She was a graduate of Mercer University and was a retired teacher from the Martinsville City School System. She served on the board of the Blue Ridge Regional Library and was a member of First United Methodist Church where she participated in the Chancel Choir and Wesley Guild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph W. Howell, and by her parents, Lee Walton Rabun and Louise Waller Rabun.

A graveside service was held Jan. 1, 2002, at Roselawn Burial Park. A memorial service followed at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron Mateer officiating.

Survivors include her son, Mark W. Howell, Charlotte, NC; daughters, Louise H. Cox and Marcia H. Marsh, both of Richmond; one sister, Barbara Rabun Embry; one brother, Lee Walton Rabun Jr., both of Alpharetta; and five grandchildren.

Norris Funeral Services Inc. and Crematory was in charge of the arrangements.


Rosa B. Wren Phillips

Mrs. Rosa B. Wren Phillips, 91, of Keysville died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at Keysville Nursing Home.

The funeral was March 5 at 2 p.m. at the James Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Moore officiating. Burial was in the Wrens City Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Evelyn Kauffman, Augusta, Jeanette Hackle, Meeks, Betty Moxley, Sandersville, and Judy Yates, Mount Airy; three sons, Billy J. Wren, Milledgeville, Bobby Wren, McIntyre, and David Wren, Hephzibah; stepdaughter, Doris Thompson, St. George, SC, four stepsons, Thurmond Phillips, Yemassee, SC, Robert Phillips, Lee Phillips and Wilbur Phillips, St. Helena, SC; a sister, Annie Kate McGahee, Wadley; one brother, Leonis Gay, Wrens; 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 16 great great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Kauffman, Chris Yates, Jeffrey Yates, Jeremy Whitt, Michael Wren and Joshua Wilkerson.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 1899 Central Avenue, Augusta, Ga. 30904.


Jerry Oliver Hudson

Mr. Jerry Oliver Hudson, 54, of Swainsboro died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002.

Mr. Hudson, a native of Emanuel County, was a former deputy with Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. He was a member of the Georgia Peace Officers Association and a member of Mt. Shady Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Oliver Hudson Jr.

The funeral was March 2 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Shady Baptist Church with the Rev. Wilmer Hall officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Tara H. Herringdine, Wrens, and Sandi Hudson, Swainsboro; two sons, Brent Hudson, Swainsboro, and Walden Hudson, Louisville; his mother, Sara Hudson Claxton, Swainsboro; four sisters, Judy H. Moore, Barbara H. Strickland and Jessie H. Garrett, all of Swainsboro, and Linda H. Flanders, Tampa, Fla.; two step-brothers, Harold Claxton and Lewis Claxton, Swainsboro; and one grandchild.

Pallbearers were Teddy Jackson, David Hannah, Robert Chalker, Greg Newsome, Herbie Brett and Ronald Wiggins.

Honorary pallbearers were McDuffie County GBI, Wrens Police Department, Zollie Compton and Logan Marshall.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Shady Baptist Church.

Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Nancy Plemmons Oglesby

Mrs. Nancy Plemmons Oglesby, 63, of Augusta died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at her residence.

Mrs. Oglesby, a native of Emanuel County, was a secretary with Cat Tree Co. in Wadley. She was a member of the Midville Baptist Church and a former member of the Eastern Star.

A graveside service was held March 2 at 11 a.m. in the Midville City Cemetery with the Revs. Terry Joiner and Tom Harrison officiating.

Survivors include one daughter, Cynthia Samples, Augusta; one son, Chris Oglesby, Wadley; one brother, Ricky Plemmons, Bartow, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Alma D. Parish

Mrs. Alma D. Parish, 98, of Stapleton died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at University Hospital in Augusta.

A graveside service was held Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. in the Stapleton Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Donnie Chapman officiating.

Survivors include one son, Leonard Parish, Savannah; two daughters, Betty Sue Parish and Marie Parish Odom, both of Stapleton; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Parish is preceded in death by her husband, Mr. William Grady Parish.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Deacon Tommie McKennie

Deacon Tommie McKennie of Wadley died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at Glendale Nursing Home, Wadley.

The funeral was March 3 at 2 p.m. at Solomon Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. Peter Sparks officiataing.

Survivors include six daughters, Willie Mae Cobb, Minnie Mae McKennie, Rosa Mae Braddy, Ethel Mae Thomas and Brenda Corley, Wadley, and Isabell Smith, Clay, NY; six sons, Tom Edward McKennie, Leroy McKennie and John Henry McKennie, Wadley, Freddie Lee McKennie, Columbia, SC, Jeff Bennett, Louisville, and Albert Bennett, Atlanta; 28 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.



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