July 18, 2002 Issue

Gladys McFarland Kerr
Mrs. Gladys McFarland Kerr of Evans died Saturday, July 13, 2002, at her residence.

Mrs. Kerr, a native of Louisville, was a retired school teacher with the Richmond County School System. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority and a past state officer. In 1987 she received the Good Samaritan Award because of her involvement in civic organizations and other activities improving the lives of others; St. Joseph Hospital gave the award. She was a Pink Lady Volunteer at St. Joseph Hospital and accrued over 19,000 hours of service during her active years. She was a member and treasurer of the Iris Garden Club for many years. She attended the Fellowship Club at Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Kerr and a sister, Hyacinth M. Weeks.

The funeral was July 16 at 10 a.m. at Platt's Crawford Ave. Chapel with the Rev. Fred Gunter officiating. Burial was in Westover Memorial Park.

Survivors include three nieces, Agnes W. Hyers, North Augusta, Ann Heeth, Augusta, and Lynda McFarland, Evans; a nephew, William Weeks Jr., North Augusta; and two brothers, Thomas A. McFarland, Evans, and Sidney L. McFarland, Sun City, Ariz.

Pallbearers were Eddie Weeks, Steve Weeks, Franklin Hyers and Chip Heeth.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Fellowship Club at Hill Baptist Church.

Memorial may be made to the Hill Baptist Church, 2165 Kings Way, Augusta, Ga. 30904, or The Richmond County Retired Teachers Association Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of Lucille Houchens, 1871 Haynie Drive, Ext., Augusta, Ga. 30904.

Margaret Lewis Osborne
Mrs. Margaret Lewis Osborne of Wadley died Sunday, July 7, 2002, in Swainsboro.

The funeral was July 10 at 4 p.m. at San Clair Baptist Church, Wadley, with the Rev. R.C. Herrington officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Kashif Sinque Osborne, Wadley; four sisters, Ida Mae Lewis, Regina Kelly, Mary Heggs and Julia Mae Dixon, all of Wadley; four brothers, Charles Lewis, William Lewis, Scott Lewis and John Henry Lewis, all of Wadley.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

G.T. Williams
Mr. G.T. Williams, 81, of Moxley died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Williams, born in Avera and formerly of Wrens, had lived in Moxley for the past 54 years. He was a member of the Moxley United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent for many years. He was a member of Louisville Lions Club and the Wadley American Legion. He was a World War II veteran serving in Germany and was retired from A.L. Thomas and Sons.

The funeral was July 13 at 11 a.m. at Moxley United Methodist Church with the Revs. Griffin Thompson and Billy Howell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Williams, Moxley; a son, Larry Williams, Moxley; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Dana Williams, Louisville; daughter, Nancy Williams, Louisville; daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Joe Cox, Louisville, Peggy and Mark Cooper, Louisville, and Brenda and Wayne Madsen, Rock Hill, S.C.; grandchildren, Justin Williams, Clint Williams, Joe Cox III, Patty Cox, Georgia Cox, Megan Caran, Casey Caran, Drew Cooper, Will Madsen, Lindsey Madsen; three brothers, Mervin Williams, Augusta, Jack Williams, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Bob Williams, Tabb, Va.; three sisters, Edith Williams, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Catherine Newsome, Augusta, and Betty Pennington, Matthews.

Pallbearers were Roy Gaston, Don Hodges, Charles Smith, Al Thomas, Denny Barrow and Harry Gilmore Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Louisville Lions Club.

Memorials may be made to the Jefferson County Service Center, Clarks Mill Rd., Louisville, Ga. 30434.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Natalie Churchhill Hobbs, 90, of Thomson died Thursday, July 11, 2002, in Warrenton Nursing Home.

Mrs. Hobbs, a native of Wrens, had lived in Thomson for many years. She was the widow of Mr. James Hobbs. She was a retired sales clerk and a member of Washington Heights Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her son, Mr. Fred (Sonny) Williams.

A graveside service was held July 13 at 11 a.m. in the Wrens City Cemetery with the Rev. Reginald Blakewood officiating.

Survivors include her grandchildren, Deborah Williams, Ill., and Jennifer Williams, Md., her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Williams, Newbury, N.J.; a special friend, Queenie Dunaway, Warrenton; and a nephew.

Memorials may be made to Washington Heights Baptist Church.

Wray King Jr.
Mr. Wray King Jr., 66, of Louisville died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, in the Veterans Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. King, a native of Washington County, was the son of the late J. Wray King and the late Mary Turner King and the brother of the late Billy King. He was a financial consultant and a veteran of the Korean conflict.

A memorial service will be held July 21 at 4 p.m. in the May and Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Sandersville with the Rev. Marlon Lastinger officiating. Burial will be private.

Survivors are his children, Jason King, Augusta, and Jennifer Kent, West Palm Beach, Fla.; his sisters, Mary Ann King, New York, N.Y., and Jewell Johnson, Huntsville, Ala.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Wray King Jr. Memorial Fund, c/o May and Smith at P.O. Box 1016, Sandersville, Ga. 31082.

Clinton Reid Borders
Mr. Clinton Reid Borders, 76, of Thomson died Saturday, July 6, 2002, in the V.A. Medical Center.

Mr. Borders, a native of Warren County, had lived in Thomson for many years. He was a member of Little Brier Creek Baptist Church. He was the retired owner-operator of Borders Equipment Sales. He was an Army veteran of WWII. He was a life member of the V.F.W. Post 6672, a life member of the Thomson Moose Club and a member of the American Legion.

The funeral was July 10 at 11 a.m. in the Little Briar Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Dunaway and Mr. Terrell Bishop officiating. Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline W. Borders, Thomson; three daughters, Linda (David) Owens, Palm Beach, Fla.; Paula Titus, Houlton, Maine; and Libby (Jimmy) Ansley, Thomson; his son, Tommie Reid Borders, Thomson; three sisters, Lucy McCorkle, Thomson; Ethel Harris, Washington; and Mary Crain, Gibson; two brothers, Jack Borders, Louisville; and John Borders, Warrenton; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Lester Hobbs, David McKinney, Luke Martin, Sammy McCorkle, Paul McCorkle and Clarence Holliman.

Honorary pallbearers were members of V.F.W. Post 6672 of Thomson.

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

Emma Mae Rock Roberson
Mrs. Emma Mae Rock Roberson of Wadley died Wednesday, July 3, 2002.

The funeral was July 10 at 11 a.m. at Jones Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Dudley officiating.

Survivors include her daughters, Evelyn Vaughn, Wadley; and Shirley Williams, Orlando, Fla.; a son, Clifford Williams, Orlando, Fla.; grandchildren, Casper Combs III, Dennis Combs, Patricia Lowe and Bianka Williams of Orlando, Fla.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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