May 30, 2002 Issue

Chester Bennett Sr.
Mr. Chester Bennett Sr., 60, of Wrens died Friday, May 24, 2002, at his residence.

Mr. Bennett was self-employed at Wrens Siding Company, he was a member of the Faith Evangelistic Church in Keysville and was a member of the Georgia Sheriffs Association.

The funeral was May 26 at 2 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Clyde Akers and Robert Atkinson officiating. Burial was in the Wrens Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Kay Bennett, Wrens; four sons, Charles Bennett Jr., Blairsville; Russell Bennett, Florida, William Hammond, Louisville, Bobby R. Hammond Jr., North Carolina; six daughters, Kimberly Buck, Wrens, Rachell Ledford, Blairsville, Cynthia Simpson, Florida; Marie Davenport, Blairsville; Robin Garrett, Hiawassee, Tracy Shope, Blairsville, five brothers Carlton Bennett, Alabama, J.C. Bennett, Stapleton, J. H. Bennett, Troy Bennett and Billy Bennett all of Adrien; four sisters, Della Beck, Adrien, Hazel Bennett, Wrightsville, Erma Hill, Florida, Elizabeth Passmore, Blairsville; and 18 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Lester Hadden, Nolan Kent, Kenneth Prescott, Ollie Miller, Andy Rooks, Craig Davis, Steve Durham and Marvin Reese.

Honorary pallbearers were the Coffee Club.

Memorials can be made to the Jefferson County Relay for Life c/o Karen Walden P.O. Box 5 Matthews, Ga. 30818; or to the St. Joseph Hospice 2260 Wrightsboro Road Augusta, Ga. 30910.

Jessie Lee "Susie" Brown
Mrs. Jessie Lee "Susie" Brown, 63, of Louisville died Monday, May 20, 2002.

The funeral was May 25 at Woodlawn Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl Simmons officiating and the Revs. William Blount and King Mack assisting.

Survivors are sons, L.C. (Sandie) Brown, Wrens, Lamar (Cheryl) Brown and Johnnie Nelson (Malvenia), Louisville; daughters, Suzanne Brown, Brenda Brown and Sandra (Kenneth) Quarterman, Hephzibah, Deborah (Clark) Heibert, Gail Brown and Wanda Brown, Louisville; sister, Mary Lee (Bernard) Washington; brothers, Willie James Carr and Ben (Fannie) Carr, Louisville; mother-in-law, Mary Lizzie Brown, Louisville; sister-in-law, Dorothy Nelson and Jerline Nelson, Louisville; 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Emmitt T. Carroll III
Mr. Emmitt T. Carroll III of Alexandria, Va., died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.

Mr. Carroll was an accomplished musician in keyboards, voice and composition and writing. He took Music and Theory at the University of Maryland, Munich, Germany campus. He was twice nominated as Best Keyboard Player by the Washington D.C. Area Musical Association and was featured in the Washington Post and Billboard Magazine. He had provided soundtracts for Discovery/Learning Channel and FOX TV. He was president of Seeing Eye Dog Records, Inc. and Seeing Eye Dog Publishing Inc. He was featured with KOT Time Machine, Allen Brown and the Cadillac Dirt Band, Michael Fath and the Virginia Rangers, Downtown, Nantucket and Island musical groups.

A memorial celebration will be held May 31 at Vidette United Methodist Church with the Revs. James Cason and Roy White presiding.

Survivors in include his parents, Rev. Dr. Tip and Kathy Carroll, Wrens; a sister, Angelina Mobley, Durham; brothers, Jerry Carroll, Winder, Kevin Carroll, Savannah, and Steve Carroll, Oklahoma City, OK; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Lions Club Leader Dogs for the Blind program through the Wrens Lions Club, P.O. Box 322, Wrens, Ga. 30833 or the national office P.O. Box 5000, Rochester, MI 48307-3115.

Annie Mae Cunningham
Mrs. Annie Mae Cunningham of Louisville died Wednesday, May 22, 2002.

The funeral was May 28 at 2 p.m. at Woodlawn Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Davis officiating and the Rev. Carl Simmons assisting.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Cunningham Jr., Louisville; sons, Sammie L. Cunningham, Manhattan, NY, and Edgar (Yvonne) Cunningham, Westchester County, NY; sisters, Gloria (Elmer) Lane, NY, and Hattie Mae Brown, Louisville; brother-in-law, Johnnie (Lucille) Cunningham, Louisville; four grandchildren; sister-in-law, Andreania Bethea, Louisville.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Theron E. "Jack" Dukes
Mr. Theron E. "Jack" Dukes, 70, of Wadley died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Dukes, a native of Jefferson County, was a retired truck driver and a member and deacon of Bethesda Primitive Baptist Church.

The funeral was May 23 at 2 p.m. at Bethesda Primitive Baptist Church with Elders Emerson Proctor and Kirt Bacon officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Dellwood.

Survivors include his wife, Bessie Ruth Dukes, Wadley; daughter Betty Ann (David) Lurie, Wadley; son, Richard T. "Tommy" (Lori) Dukes, Wadley; grandchildren, Ashley Screws, Emily Dukes, Gracie Dukes, Christi Lurie, all of Wadley; brother, Jimmie I. Dukes, Wadley; and a sister, Sarah D. Ledger, Bartow.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Albert Flournoy Jr.
Mr. Albert Flournoy Jr. of Wadley died Thursday, May 23, 2002, in Louisville.

The funeral was May 27 at 11 a.m. at Hudson Mortuary Chapel in Wadley. Burial was in the Flournoy Cemetery.

Survivors include his son, Gregory Gross, Louisville; two sisters, Katie Watson, Wadley, and Mary Shellman, McRae; and two grandchildren.

Janie Viola McKennie Evans
Mrs. Janie Viola McKennie Evans of Brooklyn, NY, died Thursday, May 16, 2002, in New York.

The funeral was May 22 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Wadley. Burial was in the Cour-DeLeon Cemetery in Louisville.

Survivors include one sister, Charlotte Hinkins, Wadley; three brothers, Thomas McKennie, Wadley, Horace McKennie, South Fallsburgh, NY, and George McKennie, Savannah; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

Ernestine Johnson
Mrs. Ernestine Johnson of Wrens died Sunday, May 19, 2002.

The funeral was May 24 at 2 p.m. at Wrens Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church with the Rev. Lugenia Johnson officiating. Burial was in Sugar Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Johnson; a son, Paki (Keisha) Johnson; mother, Martess Davis; a stepdaughter, Jeanyne Johnson; a stepson, William Johnson; godmother, Edith Jordan; godson, Keeland Harris; two nephews, Michael Lary, Shelby Davis; and a niece, Ayesha Lary.

Margaret Chalker Thompson
Mrs. Margaret Chalker Thompson, 71, of Thomson died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at McDuffie County Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Thompson, a native of Glascock County, was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church, Mitchell.

The funeral was May 26 at 2 p.m. at Sheppard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Seaman officiating. Burial was in the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery, Gibson.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmy A. Thompson; three children, Vickie Kitchens, Gibson, Billie Ann Cason, Thomson, and Marilyn Stevenson, Lincolnton; four stepchildren, Clay Daugherty, Avera, Phil Daugherty, Macon, Vicki Evans and Deborah Lewis, both of Summerville; three brothers, Calvin Chalker and Garvin Chalker, both of Gibson, and Don Chalker, Lincolnton; one sister, Ruth Chalker Reese, Martinez; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Phil Daughtery, Clay Daughtery, Jonny Thompson, Bob Kinner, Chris Cason and Mark Chalker.

Rev. W. Henry Norris
Rev. W. Henry Norris of Monticello died Sunday, May 19, 2002, at Jasper Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Norris, a native of Warren County, was the son of the late Mr. Charlie Lee and Fannie Bell Williford Norris. He was licensed to preach May 23, 1935. Received into the North Georgia Conference November 1939, Ordnance Deacon in 1941, Ordained Elder 1943 by Bishop Moore. Member in full of the North Georgia Conference from 1939 to 1984 where he had twelve appointments in his career. He also was a mason, Franklin Lodge Free and accepted Masons Lodge Eleven. Hubert Chapter Royal Arch Masons, Warrenton. Scottish Rite Macon, 32 Degree and KCCH, served as Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Georgia 1974 and 1978, order of the Eastern Star number 245 Past Parton. He attended Warrenton High School class of 1933, Young Harris College class of 1935, Asbury College class of 1939, Emory University Graduate Work. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dr. Eugenia Coffee Norris.

The funeral was May 22 at 4 p.m. at Johnson Untied Methodist Church in Warren County with the Rev. Dr. Robert C. Bowling, Rev. William L. Childers, Rev. C.W. Edwards Jr. and Rev. James McAlister officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with masonic rites.

Survivors include one son, William Henry Norris Jr., Monticello; three daughters, Eugenia Marcella Norris Fowler, Cedartwon, Mary Ellen Norris Plemons, Ringgold, Rebecca Joy Norris Keeney, St. Petersburg, Fla.; three sisters, Catherine Norris Winters, Wrens, Reba Norris Phillips, Wrens, Ruth Norris Cutchens, Petersburg, Va.; four grandchildren, Lisa Michelle Warner, Vincent Lee Plemons, William Zachery Norris, Kerri Norris; five great grandchildren, Adam Warner, Gavin Warner, Brandon Lee Plemons, David Plemons, Kellina Plemons.

Pallbearers were W. Larry Johnson, Wilbur Johnson, Billy Chalker, Wilson English, Timmy Johnson, Tony Johnson, Lynwood Johnson, Russell Gary.

Honorary pallbearers were all Mason, Members of Norwood Charge Conference and members of Eastern Star.

Memorial contributions may be made to Johnson United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund c/o W. Larry Johnson, 105 Austin Road Warrenton, GA 30328.

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

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