July 25, 2002 Issue

Lessie Lockhart Sr.
Mr. Lessie Lockhart Sr., 75, of Augusta died Sunday, July 14, 2002.

Mr. Lockhart, a native of Jefferson County, lived in Augusta since 1956. He retired from the V.A. Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital. He was a member of the Mount Moriah Baptist Church.

The funeral was Saturday, July 20 at 1 p.m. at the First Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Augusta, with the Rev. Andrew Johnson and the Rev. Dr. Sam Davis officiating. Burial was in Eden Baptist Church Cemetery, Louisville, with military honors.

Survivors include his former wife, Iris Lockhart, Augusta; his children, Lessie (Rose) Lockhart Jr., Jesse Lockhart and Brenda Jones of Florida, Paul Lockhart, Leon Lockhart and Pamela Garnett of Augusta; siblings, Verdree (Louise) Lockhart, Ethel Jordan and Fred Lockhart Jr. of Atlanta; Lucille (Johnny) Cunningham of Louisville, Agnes Wiggins, Fla.; and Bernice (Rufus) Lewis, Augusta; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

J.T. "Pete" Wells
Mr. J.T. "Pete" Wells, 61, of Avera died Monday, July 15, 2002, at his residence.

A memorial service was held July 21 at 1 p.m. at Duharts Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Hemingway officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Sanral Welch Wells; four sons, Billy E. Wells, Thomson, Johnny T. Wells, Atlanta, John P. Wells, Jasper, Tenn., and Johnathan T. Wells, Avera; one step-son, Ricky Willis Gay, Wrens; and 11 grandchildren.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Tweetie Mae Shields
Mrs. Tweetie Mae Shields, 82, of Wrens died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Shields was a member of Mount Aldred Christian Methodist Episcopal Church where she served on the Stewardess and Missionary Boards

The funeral was July 17 at 2 p.m. at Mount Aldred Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Burial was in Stamp Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Johnnie W. Shields; six sons, Harvey L. (Flory) McNair, Johnnie F. (Dean) Shields, Bunyan A. (Alice) Shields, Wallace H. (Deborah) Shields; three daughters, Evelyn S. Murray, Alma M. Jones and Minnie M. (Ron) Geter; 35 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were her sons.

Memorials may be made to the Mount Aldred C.M.E. Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1664, Thomson, Ga. 30824.

Thomson Funeral System was in charge of the arrangements.

Jimmy Louis Stavely
Mr. Jimmy Louis Stavely, 55, of Wadley died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, in Wadley.

Mr. Stavely was born in Belle Glade, Fla., and had lived in Wadley most of his life. He was a United States Army Veteran.

A graveside service was held July 12 at 10 a.m. at Hines Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Ray Garren officiating. Burial with military honors followed.

Survivors include a son, Trinity Stavely, St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Ada Nell Kunkel, Wadley; two brothers, Ben Stavely, Winter Haven, Fla., and Johnny Stavely, Wadley, and three grandchildren.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Glen William Martin
Mr. Glen William Martin, 65, of Seneca, SC, died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at his residence.

Mr. Martin, a native of Pickens County, was the son of the late Sloan W. and Reppard M. Martin. He was the retired owner of Jefferson Cable Company of Wrens and a member of Bounty Land Baptist Church.

The funeral was July 24 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Davenport Funeral Home. Entombment was in the Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Hogan Martin; a daughter, Andrea M. (Robert) Kelly, Seneca; and a sister, Jessie Gosnell, Pelzer, SC.

Memorials may be made to Oconee Christian Academy, 150 His Way Circle, Seneca, SC 29672 or to Bounty Land Baptist Church, 1926 Blue Ridge Blvd., Senece, SC 29672.

Celia "Pauline" Hefner
Mrs. Celia "Pauline" Hefner of Evans died Friday, July 19, 2002, at her residence.

Mrs. Hefner was a retired Civil Service Secretary and a member of the New Hope Worship Center, Grovetown.

The funeral was July 22 at 2 p.m. at Platt's Funeral Home on Crawford Ave., Augusta, with the Revs. Rich Bowen and Larry Cox officiating. Burial was in Westover Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Paul W. Arrington, Wrens, Max T. Arrington, Matthews, and Barry L. Arrington, Evans; two brothers, Henry L. Carter, Martinez, and Pierce H. Carter, Knoxville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren and great-grandchildren and best friend, Dessie Pate.

Pallbearers were Victor D. Arrington, Tony L. Arrington, James E. Arrington, Bradley D. Arrington, Coby Harrell and Chuck Carter.

Honorary pallbearers were JoAnn Mullis, Esther Reville, Bonnie Sue Waldoch and Brandie Gay.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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