June 6, 2002 Issue

Georgia L. Atkinson
Mrs. Georgia L. Atkinson, 75, of North Augusta, SC, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002.

Mrs. Atkinson, a native of Carboro, NC, had lived in North Augusta for the past 38 years. She was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, George D. Atkinson and son, William Michael Atkinson.

The funeral was May 31 at 3 p.m. at the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Still officiating. Burial was in the Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Rev. Robert E. Atkinson, Stapleton, and Thomas M. Atkinson, North Augusta; five daughters, Mary Jo Chevalier, Augusta, Ann Forseth, Jane Williams, Lorrie Hopkins and Hope Courtney, all of North Augusta; three sisters, Patricia Neville, Peggy Cashwell and Marie Huges, all of Chapel Hill, NC; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Jonathan D. Brown
Jonathan D. Brown, 7, of Gibson, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at his residence.

Jonathan was born in Richmond County but lived in Glascock County all his life.

The funeral was May 31 at 2 p.m. at Mitchell Full Gospel Church with the Rev. Jacky Downs officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his father, Milton C. Brown, Gibson; his mother, Sharon D. Stewart, Thomson; five sisters, Cynthia Kitchens, Gibson, Jewel, Haley, and Kristen Stewart all of Thomson. Pallbearers were Rodrick Brown, Jimmy Brown, Troy Bales and Gary Stewart.

A fund is being set up at the First City Bank of Gibson for expenses.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Alice Franklin
Mrs. Mary Alice Franklin died Friday, May 31, 2002.

Mrs. Franklin was the daughter of the late Matthew and Alice Cofer. While living in Warner Robins she served as a pre-school teacher at both First United Methodist Church and First Presbyterian School. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a member of the Willing Workers Sunday school class.

The funeral was June 3 at Christopher-Smith Funeral Home in Warner Robins. Burial was at 4 p.m. in the Louisville City Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Gail Meason, Duluth, and Bobbie Strickland, Tifton; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home, Louisville, was in charge of local arrangements.

Lisa Roberts
Ms. Lisa Roberts, 37, of Stapleton died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at Jefferson Hospital.

The funeral was May 31 at 3 p.m. at Gethsemane Baptist Church with the Rev. Carlos Newton Sr. officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Valentrina Roberts and Katherine Roberts of Stapleton, and Kortia Roberts, Wrens; her parents, Mitchell (Ollie) Roberts, Stapleton; five sisters, Marie Rivers, Dianne Roberts and Shannon Roberts, Wrens, Irma J. Roberts and Rachel Roberts, Stapleton; two brothers, Calvin Roberts, Augusta and Michael Roberts, Avera; grandmother, Cleo Dawson, Avera; and three grandchildren.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mildred Louise Thomas
Mrs. Mildred Louise Thomas of Wrens died Tuesday, May 28, 2002.

The funeral was June 2 at 3 p.m. at Stone Springfield AME Church with the Rev. Leroy Britt Sr. officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include five children, Alphonso Davis and Patricia Ann Lane, Wrens, Justine Patterson, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Denise Strothers, Mount Rainer, Md., Ronnie Thomas, Nicholas; two sisters, Marion Norman, East Elmhurst, NY, and Margaret Pugh of Augusta; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Annie Mae Gibbons
Mrs. Annie Mae Gibbons of Louisville died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Gibbons, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of the Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church where she served on the choir for many years. She was a member of Morning Star Society.

The funeral was June 5 at 2 p.m. at Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church with the Revs. Connie Allen and Bobby Gibbons officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her children, Adam Gibbons, Louisville, Rev. Bobby Gibbons, Dublin, Alonzie Gibbons and Marilyn Davis, Louisville, Essie Roberts, Stapleton, Elaine Johnson, Bobbie Ann Washington, Karen Berry, Augusta, Kelvin Gibbons and Jerald Gibbons, Atlanta, and Joyce Jordan, Jonesboro; one sister, Mila "Candy" Robinson, Louisville; 30 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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