July 11, 2002 Issue

Mitchell A. Goodwin
Mr. Mitchell A. Goodwin, 67, of Augusta died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Goodwin, a native of Jefferson County, was a sales manager with Pet Dairy and a Methodist. He was a member and past president of the Richmond Reelers Square Dance Club.

The funeral was July 2 at 11 a.m. at Elliott Sons Lumpkin Road Chapel with the Rev. Matt Judd officiating. Burial was in Westover Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Libby S. Goodwin; two sons, Ronald Goodwin, Colonial Heights, Va., and Donald Goodwin, Wilmington, Del.; three daughters, Gale Phillips, Colonial Heights, Susan Goodwin and Jennifer Warden, both of Augusta; and nine grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 2050 Walton Way, Augusta, Ga. 30904.

Lucille Oliphant Graham
Mrs. Lucille Oliphant Graham of Augusta died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Graham, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of Wrens Chapel A.M.E. Church.

The funeral was July 8 at 2 p.m. at Wrens Chapel A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Dr. Eugenia Johnson officiating. Burial was in Sugar Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Leveret Terrell Graham and Ford Walker Graham Jr., both of Augusta; one sister, Ada Dorcelus, Augusta; four brothers, Alex Oliphant and George (Willa) Oliphant, Augusta, Lee E. Oliphant, Maywood, Ill., and Willie James (Beulah) Oliphant, Sherman, Texas; and three grandchildren, Jessica Graham, Lakeisha Elam and Dalvin Graham.

Williams Funeral Home, Hephzibah, was in charge of the arrangements.

Ronnie Hickson
Mr. Ronnie Hickson of Wadley died Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at his residence.

The funeral was July 3 at 11 a.m. at Jones Chapel C.M.E. Church with the Rev. David Kemp officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Leona Williams Hickson, Wadley; one daughter, Applonia Juanita Hickson, Wadley; one son, Daytron Rondale Hickson, Bartow; his parents, Robert James Hickson Sr. and Juanita R. Hickson, Wadley; two stepsons, Ray Willians and Henry Sanders, Boston, Mass.; six sisters, Mimi Hill, Opa Locka, Fla., Annie Lois Lewis, Katie Hickson, Connie Carswell, Sandra Hickson and Linda Hickson, all of Wadley; five brothers, Robert Hickson Jr., Riverdale, Gregory Hickson and Willie Hickson, Wadley, Darrell Hickson, Louisville, and Nathan Hickson, Atlanta; and six grandchildren.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Stewart Jones
Mr. Robert Stewart Jones, 70, of Louisville died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at Eisenhower Medical Center, Fort Gordon.

Mr. Jones, born in Fordsville, Ky., lived most of his life in Heflin, Ala., before moving to Louisville seven years ago. He was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Louisville. He retired from the United States Navy after 28 years of service.

A memorial service was held July 3 at 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church with Father Larry Goulding and Father Thaddeus Kiwera officiating. Burial was at 3 p.m. at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Milledgeville, with full military honors. The Rosary was said July 2 at 7 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home.

Survivors include his mother, Mauda Stewart Jones, Canton; a son, John Jones; three daughters, Elana Jones Kingsbury, Louisville, Jennifer Samarco, St. Petersburgh, Fla., and Marla Lewis, Frankfurt, Ky.; his fiancée, June Ramsey, Louisville; a brother, Donald B. Jones, Canton; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to The Fisher House at Fort Gordon, Ga. 30905.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Donald F. "Don" Palmer Sr.
Mr. Donald F. "Don" Palmer Sr., 65, of Thomson died Wednesday, June 26, 2002, in Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Palmer, a native of Warren County, had lived in Thomson for most of his life. He was a farmer and the owner-operator of Happy Valley Processing Company. He was an army veteran and a Methodist. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World and was a past chairman of the Soil and Water Conservation of McDuffie County.

The funeral was June 29 at 3 p.m. at Zoar United Methodist Church with the Revs. John A. Jenkins and Joey Holloway officiating. Burial was in Louisville City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Palmer; his daughter, Donna Gilliam, Thomson; his son, Donald F. Palmer Jr., Thomson; three grandchildren, Donald Franklin Palmer III, Turner Lee Gilliam and Alexander Lewis Gilliam; his mother-in-law, Jewell F. Smith, Louisville; and three aunts, Ethel P. Roberts, Ada P. Williford and Sara P. Farlow.

Pallbearers were Mark Hobbs, Ricky Lee, Floyd Land, Harvey McNair, Claude Powell, Wade Rabun and Kenneth Callaway.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Arnold Jackson Woods Jr.
Mr. Arnold Jackson Woods Jr., 72, of North Augusta died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Woods served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army and retired as a Chief Federal Probation Officer for the Southern District of Georgia. He was a Baptist by religion and served as a past president for the Augusta Lions Club.

The funeral was July 8 at 2 p.m. at Rowland Funeral Home Chapel in North Augusta with the Revs. Race Lariscy and C.W. Edwards officiating. Burial was in the Westover Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Woods; two sons, Lee Woods and wife Rebecca of Wrens and Jack Woods of Statesboro; one niece, Lucia Graham, Marietta; one nephew, Monty Graham, Savannah; and one grandson, Mitchell Tyler Woods of Wrens.

Honorary pallbearers were the Augusta Lions Club and the employees of the U.S. Probation Office.

Memorials may be made to the Volunteer Board of University Hospital, c/o University Hospital, 1350 Walton Way, Augusta, Ga. 30901, or to the Augusta Lions Club, c/o David Crews, 3515 Wheeler Road, Augusta, Ga. 30909.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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