Obituaries
March 21, 2002 Issue

Lillie Wilson Adams

Mrs. Lillie Wilson Adams of Wadley died Sunday, March 10, 2002, in Louisville.

The funeral was March 16 at Hudson Mortuary Chapel in Wadley at 11 a.m.

Survivors include three grandchildren, Lannie Mae Prosser and John Willie Brown, Wadley, and Johnny C. Brown Jr., Bartow.


Louise J. Dawson

Mrs. Louise J. Dawson, 89, of Gibson died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center, Thomson.

Mrs. Dawson, a native of Warren County, was a Methodist. She was a retired stock clerk at an automobile dealership.

The funeral was March 17 at 3 p.m. at Sheppard Funeral Home Chapel with the Bishop Steve Lamb officiating. Burial was in the Gibson First Baptist Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Mary Dawson Price, Morrow; two sisters, Ruth Jacobsen, Gibson, and Dora Hamrick, Lizella; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Roy Black, Thomas Chalker, Lee Griffin, Bobby Davis, Billy Wasden and Jake Pollard.


Mary English Gay

Mrs. Mary English Gay, 91, of Gibson died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

The funeral was March 16 at 4 p.m. at Wrens United Methodist Church with the Revs. Roy White and Terry Addis officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Carol Brannon, Dearing; and three grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Lennie B. Gay.

Pallbearers were her nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Wrens United Methodist Church Building Fund, 202 Russell St. NW, Wrens, Ga. 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Kate New White

Mrs. Kate New White, 75, of North Augusta, SC, died Wednesday, March 14, 2002, at University Hospital.

Mrs. White, a native of Bartow, was a member of North Augusta Southern Methodist Church and the Crusaders Sunday School Class.

The funeral was March 16 at 11 a.m. at North Augusta Southern Methodist Church with the Rev. H.B. Johnston officiating. Burial was in Pineview Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her husband, Lawrence E. White; one son, Steve Whigham, North Augusta; two daughters, Debra Grear, Augusta, and Lynn Sanders, North Augusta; three stepdaughters, Cheryl Wilson, Augusta, Charlene Dryden and Rickey Christian, both of Anderson; a brother, Wesley New, Bartow; eight grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; a great-grandchild and six stepgreat-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Memorials may be made to North Augusta Southern Methodist Church Piano Fund, 615 West Martintown Road, North Augusta, SC 29841.

Rowland Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Vera Gibson McNair

Mrs. Vera Gibson McNair, 78, of Louisville died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. McNair, a native of Atlanta, was a homemaker. She was of the Methodist faith.

The funeral was March 16 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Johnson-Grier Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Treadway officiating. Burial was in the Wrens City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dan Gibson, Ronnie Clark, Joshua Otis, Matt Otis, Mickey Clark and Ben Martin.

Survivors include her brother, Billy Gibson, Wadley; and two sisters, Betty Collins, Louisville, and Alice Clark, Morrow.


Ruth Mae Oliphant

Mrs. Ruth Mae Oliphant of Augusta died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Augusta Hills.

Mrs. Oliphant, a native of Detroit, Mich., was a retired LPN from University Hospital after 20 years of service. She was a member of Lofton AME Church, an affiliated member of Ward Chapel AME Church.

The funeral was March 14 at 2 p.m. at Lofton AME Church with the Rev. Leroy Britt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Addie Bush, Augusta; four sons, Robert Bernard Oliphant, Sandy Mitchell Oliphant, James Anthony Oliphant, Augusta, Walter Allen Oliphant, Anderson, Ind.; three sisters, Shirley Racket, St. Petersburg, Fla., Mary Frances Ramsey, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Annie Pearl Green, Miami, Fla.; one brother, Walter Fullard, Miami, Fla.; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Margaret Eugenia Williams Thompson

Mrs. Margaret Eugenia Williams Thompson, 84, of Camilla, formerly of Wrens, died Sunday, March 10, 2002.

Mrs. Thompson was a longtime member of Wrens Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Palmer R. Thompson.

The funeral was March 16 at 2 p.m. at James Funeral Home with the Rev. Race Lariscy officiating.

Survivors include two daughters, Eugenia Gibson, Camilla, and Judy Jones, Leesburg; a son, Palmer R. Thompson Jr., Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Jewel W. Wylds, Augusta and a sister-in-law, Nina T. McCorquodale, Wrens; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Charles Huffman, Charles Jones Jr., Timothy Jones, Reeves Huffman, Ray Jones and Eric Braswell.

Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Rozier, Bobby Braswell and Mike Adams.

Memorials may be made to the Wrens Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 217, Wrens, Ga. 30833 or to the Hospice of Southwest Georgia, 818 Gordon Ave., Thomasville, Ga. 31792.


Billy D. James

Mr. Billy D. James, 62, of Wrens died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at Doctor's Hospital.

Mr. James was a carpenter employed with Johnson Controls for 22 years. He was best know as "Funnel Cake Man." He was a member of Wrens Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Raley James; his mother, Marie James; and a sister, Margaret J. McNair.

The funeral was Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at Wrens Baptist Church with the Revs. Roy White and Race Lariscy officiating.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon J. McVay, Evans; two brothers, Calvin James, Matthews, and Ray James, Wrens; and three grandchildren, Katie, Jamie and David McVay.

Pallbearers were John Lilly, Mark Hainage, Hyland Moore, Ray C. Hunnicutt, Randy Gay, Bill Timms and Ricky James.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.






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