Obituaries
April 25, 2002 Issue

William "Willie" Brown
Mr. William "Willie" Brown of Jersey City, N.J., died Sunday, April 7, 2002.

Mr. Brown, a native of Jefferson County, was the son of the late Jack and Susie Brown Jr. of Avera. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1946 and relocated to Jersey City in 1948 after receiving an Honorable Discharge from the service. He worked various jobs including Palmer Laundry, Gaylord Industrial and Ford Motors. His final place of employment was Reliable Furniture Company. He retired after many years of faithful and dedicated service. He was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church and of the Mason Organization of Harmony Lodge No. 17 A.F. and A.M.

The funeral was held April 11 at 7 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Jersey City, with the Rev. John McReynolds officiating. Burial was in Bayview Cemetery, Jersey City.

Survivors include six children, Joanne Adams, James Hanna, Jeanetta and Lenard Brown, Deborah Carter and Sarah Brown; four sisters, Sallie Smith, Augusta, Alda Farmer and Mary Farmer, both of Wrens, and Edna Robinson, Jersey City; one brother, J.C. Stone, North Carolina; 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Watson Mortuary Service was in charge of the arrangements.



Eddie "Tollie" Lewis Hood
Mr. Eddie "Tollie" Lewis Hood, 48, of Thomson died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at his residence.

Mr. Hood, a native of Jefferson County, had lived in Thomson for the past two years having moved from Augusta. He worked for Thermo King for 27 years where he was a press brake operator.

The funeral was April 21 at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William Thigpen officiating. Burial was at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Augusta.

Survivors include his wife, Ellen Berry Hood; his mother, Beulah Hood, Louisville; three brothers, James Hood, Mesquite, Texas, Jerry Hood, Dallas, Texas, and Larry Hood, Dearborn Heights, Mich.; two sisters, Irene Mullins, Sulpher, La. And Dianne Bullard, North Augusta; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Danny Neal, Aaron Newsome, Billy Black, Billy Partridge, Tom Moriarity, Derek Neal and Jerry Hood.

Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, was in charge of the arrangements.



Cecil F. Irby
Mr. Cecil F. Irby, 87, of Gibson died Sunday, April 21, 2002, at his residence.

Mr. Irby, a native of Glascock County, was a farmer. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where he was a deacon and served the church in other capacities.

The funeral was April 23 at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Lumpkin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys U. Irby; a son, Reginald Irby, Gibson; a sister, Vera Boren, Waynesboro; two grandchildren, Dana Irby, Nashville, Tenn., and Brian Irby, Gibson; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jack Williford, J.T. Irby, Vernon Irby, Hardwick Norris, Jeffery Irby and Joe Kwollek.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Building Fund in care of Mrs. Bobbie Kitchens, 1092 Oak Street, Avera, Ga. 30803.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Horace E. Swann
Mr. Horace E. Swann, 91, of Wrens died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at University Hospital.

The funeral was April 18 at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Gary Jones and Dr. Randall Ruble officiating. Burial was in the Ways Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Swann, Wrens; two sons, Lee Swann, Covington, and Alvin Swann, Tennessee; two daughters, Rosemary Heatherly, North Augusta, and Mary Ann Stone; three sisters, Madge Newsome, Alpharetta, Irene Burton, Barney, and Nellie Noegel, Augusta; one brother, John Swann, Wrens; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1899 Central Avenue, Augusta, Ga. 30904.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Frances "Tweety" Usry Anderson
Mrs. Frances "Tweety" Usry Anderson, 68, of Thomson died Friday, April 19, 2002, at her residence.

Mrs. Anderson, a native of Glascock County, had lived in McDuffie County most of her life. She was retired from Commercial Credit Corporation. Survivors include her husband, Bill Anderson, Thomson; one son, Billy Anderson, Thomson; one daughter, Patricia Burnley, Thomson; one sister, Anna Belle Neal, Thomson; and five grandchildren.

Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, was in charge of the arrangements.



Aaron "Bud" Newsome Sr.
Mr. Aaron "Bud" Newsome Sr., 83, of Louisville died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Newsome, a native of Wrens, was retired from Georgia Tennessee Mining Company. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

The funeral was April 18 at 2 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Freddie Penrow officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Avera.

Survivors include four sons, Aaron Newsome Jr., Louisville, Charles Newsome, Dearing, Albert Newsome, Wrens, and James Newsome, Augusta; two daughters, Ruth Powell and Agnes Hall, both of Wrens; two sisters, Lucille Boulineau, Wrens, and Annie Myers, Thomson; 16 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Phil Newsome, Al Powell, Tony Irby, Larry Prickett, Sam Prickett, Wayne Bentley and Jason Albera.



Judy Thomas Davis
Mrs. Judy Thomas Davis of Wadley died Wednesday, April 17, 2002.

The funeral was April 20 at 2:30 p.m. at San Clair Baptist Church in Wadley.

Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Rolle Graves, Wadley; three sons, Patrick Rolle, Numberg, Germany, Virgil Rolle and Rufus Thomas, Louisville; her mother, Mary Lee Curry Thomas, Wadley; three sisters, Alberta Bractley, Brooklyn, N.Y., Willie Anna Kyles, Atlanta, and Lillie T. Harrison, Mt. Vernon, N.Y.; three brothers, Herschel Thomas, Wadley, Harold Jones, Columbus, and Judson Jones, North Carolina; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.



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