Obituaries
May 9, 2002 Issue

Bryan Matthew "Bubba" Arrington
Mr. Bryan Matthew "Bubba" Arrington, 18, of Matthews died Friday, May 3, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Arrington was a member of Wrens Church of God. He was a student at Jefferson County High School. He was preceded in death by his mother, Myra Arrington.

The funeral was May 6 at 4 p.m. in the gym of Jefferson County High School with the Revs. Allen Weaver and Marlin Scarboro officiating. Burial was in the Mount Moriah Cemetery, Matthews.

Survivors include his father, Dan Arrington, Matthews; one brother, Daniel Arrington Jr., Matthews; two sisters, Michelle Prather and husband Mike, Matthews, and Danielle Manning and husband Tommy, Martinez; two nephews and two nieces.

Pallbearers were Matt Owens, Brad Arrington, Brandon Beckum, Zachery Lewis, Justin Russell, Wesley Beckum, James Arrington, Trovaris Tremble and Jeff Amerson.

Honorary pallbearers were the JCHS Auto Body Shop Class.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Ike Lee Tarver
Mr. Ike Lee Tarver of Wadley died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at Jefferson Hospital.

The funeral was May 5 at 3 p.m. at Hudson Mortuary Chapel in Wadley. Burial was in the Live Oak Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Joann Brown Tarver; four daughters, Tabitha Tarver, Wrens, Yvonne Williams, Vidalia, Jamie Williams and Lakeycia Williams, both of Wadley; three sons, Stephen Tarver, Wrens, James Williams, Augusta, and Michael Williams, Wadley; four sisters, Marie Brown and Marion Johnson, both of Wadley, Lorraine Williams, Jacksonville, Fla. and Catherine Swint, Louisville; two brothers, Lamar Williams, Wadley, and Edward (Eddie) Williams, Jacksonville, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.



Emory Percy Dixon
Mr. Emory Percy Dixon, 70, of Girard died Monday, April 29, 2002, at University Hospital.

Mr. Dixon, a native and lifelong resident of Burke County, was a retired farmer. He was owner of Dixon Peanut Company and Dixon Farms. He was a member and deacon of Sardis Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Air Force.

The funeral was May 2 at 2:30 p.m. at Sardis Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Dixon, Dr. Greg Clements and Dr. Bill King officiating. Burial was in Sardis Baptist Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Malona Mills Dixon; three sons, Randal P. Dixon, Michael T. Dixon and Dale Oglesby, all of Girard; two brothers, Shelly Willard Dixon, Augusta, and Willie Clyde Dixon, Girard; three sisters, Genee D. Barnes, Augusta, Shirley D. Campbell, Sardis, and Elaine D. Wren, Vidalia; and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jackie Lovett, C.J. DeLaigle, Henderson Upchurch, DeRossie DeLaigle, Grady Mobley, Jimmy Dixon, Bill Craven and Bill Chance.

Memorial may be made to Edmund Burke Academy Building Fund, P.O. Box 787, Waynesboro, GA 30830, or Sardis Baptist Church, P.O. Box 280, Sardis, GA 30456.

DeLoach Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Franklin D. Bunn
Mr. Franklin D. Bunn, 68, of Midville died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at his residence.

Mr. Bunn, a native and life long resident of Burke County, retired from Union Camp Corporation as a foreman, after 35 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a musician and talented fiddle player most of his life. Franklin was a Christian, a Free and Accepted Mason and a member of the Garfield Masonic Lodge.

Graveside services were held May 3 at 3 p.m. at Midville City Cemetery with the Rev. Leonard Quick officiating.

Survivors include two sons, John W. Bunn, Midville and Franklin D. Bunn Sr., Athens; a brother, John Bunn, Cedar Hill, Tenn.; two sisters, Audrey Odom, Midville and Betty Lewis, Louisville; a stepson, Michael Jones, Virginia Beach, Va.; a stepdaughter, Susan Collins, Eastman; and nine grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2623 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30904.

DeLoach Funeral Home, Waynesboro, was in charge of the arrangements.



Harold M. Billups
Mr. Harold M. Billups, 84, of Wadley died April 25, 2002, at V.A. Medical Center, Augusta.

The funeral was May 1 at Piney Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Bennie Brinson officiating. Burial was in Green Cemetery.

Jogresan Mortuary Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.



Betty Sue Paul Walden
Mrs. Betty Sue Paul Walden, 55, of Wrens died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at her residence.

Mrs. Walden was a member of Wrens Baptist Church and a member of the John Franklin Wren Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was the Senior Vice President in charge of Operations at First State Bank, she was also the Senior Vice President of CSRA Bank Corp. with First State Bank where she was employed for 30 years.

She was an active member with the Community Bankers Association and Georgia Bankers Association. She was recently named Citizen of the Year by the Wrens Kiwanis Club.

The funeral was May 3 at 1 p.m. at Wrens Baptist Church with the Revs. Race Lariscy, Al Haywood and Dr. James M. Ford officiating. Burial was in Wrens Memorial Garden Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, James L. Walden, Wrens; two sons, Jeff Walden and wife Kristy of Wrens and Andy Walden and wife Angela of Wrens; two brothers, James Paul, Wrens, Bill Paul, Lakeland, Fla.; four sisters, Anne Coker, Jacksonville, Fla., Jeannette Worsham, Augusta, Bobbie Reese, Wrens, Patricia Hobbs, Wrens; two grandchildren Adam Walden and Rachel Walden; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were the Directors of First State Bank Jerry Dowdy, Hugh Fleming, Jimmy Fleming, Jim Gay, Joe Gore, Henry Jones, Ted Johnson, Tom Lamb, Bobby Lewis, Charles Lewis, R.G. Rabun, Ott Stephens and Brian Whitaker.

Honorary pallbearers were the employees of First State Bank.

Memorial may be made to the Wrens Baptist Church, P.O. Box 217, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Mattie Rae Eudy
Mrs. Mattie Rae Eudy, 80, of Wrens died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at her residence.

Graveside services were held May 2 at 2 p.m. at the Wrens Memorial Cemetery with the Revs. John Jenkins and Race Lairscy officiating.

Survivors include two daughters, Lou Eudy and Sue Hastings, both of Wrens; one brother, Ray Jordan Jr., Wrens; and one sister, Christine Kirkland, Avondale Estates.

Pallbearers were her nephews.

Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA 30910.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Gail Durden Meadows
Mrs. Gail Durden Meadows, 62, of Wadley died Friday, May 3, 2002, at her residence.

Mrs. Meadows, a native of Bibb County, was a homemaker and a member of Coleman's Chapel United Methodist Church.

The funeral was May 5 at 3 p.m. at Wadley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donald Lumpkin, Dr. Larry Sauls and Gary Hutchins officiating. Burial was in the Coleman Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond Dennis Meadows Sr.; two sons, George Durden Meadows and Raymond Dennis Meadows, both of Wadley; and two sisters, Patricia Reid, Macon, and Mary Smith, Toccoa.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



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