September 12, 2002 Issue

Bishop Bennett Jr
Mr. Bishop Bennett Jr. of Wadley died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002.

The funeral was Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Wadley. Burial was in the San Clair Cemetery, Wadley.

Survivors include five daughters, Vallie Mae Danford and Annie Lee Telfair, Wadley, Christine Thompson, Waterbury, Conn., Annie Henry, East Orange, N.J. and Rebecca Jones, Miami, Fla.; two sons, Edward W. Bennett, Jacksonville, Fla. and Johnnie B. Bennett, Brooklyn, NY; one sister, Stella Pierce, Ft. Pierce, Fla.; one brother, Ed Willie Bennett, Burkeville, Va.; 35 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

Martha J. Carroll
Mrs. Martha J. Carroll, 81, of Louisville died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at Hospice-Savannah.

Mrs. Carroll, a native of Moultrie, had spent most of her adult life in Louisville. She was a graduate of GSCW with a degree in music and was a gifted pianist. She taught private piano, organ and voice lessons in Louisville for many years and also taught public school music at Louisville Academy. After the death of her husband, Navy Lt. Edward (Buddy) Carroll Jr., she moved to Vidalia and later to Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill. Her last residence was John Wesley Villas in Savannah.

A graveside service was held Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. at the Louisville City Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter, Gayle C. Allen, Rincon; one son, Thomas F. Carroll, Forsyth; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Springfield First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 237, Springfield, GA 31329.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Ricky Wayne Gay
Mr. Ricky Wayne Gay, 43, of Gibson died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002.

Mr. Gay was a pallet plant manager at Battle Lumber Company, Wadley, and a member of Wrens Methodist Church.

The funeral was Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. in the James Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. W.E. Croft officiating. Burial was in the Ways Baptist Church Cemetery, Stellaville.

Survivors include a son, Richard Eric Sheppard, Bonaire; daughter, Megan Gay, Stapleton; and one brother, Jimmy R. Gay, Wrens.

Pallbearers were Tim Lumpkin, Craig Miller, Tommy Battle, Jeff Jones, Bob Swan and Andy Calhoun.

Honorary pallbearers were the pallet shop employees of Battle Lumber Company.

Memorials may be made to the Megan Gay Scholarship Fund, c/o First State Bank, P.O. Box 555, Wrens, GA 30833.

R. B. Jackson
Mr. R. B. Jackson, 99, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Jackson, a native of Johnson County, was a farmhand and a former service station attendant with C.R. Morris service station in Bartow. He was the son of the late Mr. Willie Arthur Jackson and the late Ms. Vina B. Webb.

The funeral was Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. at Tarvers Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Ms. Martha Ann Howard and Ms. Joann Hall of Bartow; and Ms. Ethel Jackson, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and two raised as his own daughters, Ms. Shirley Ann Jackson and Ms. Helen Hickson, Bartow; one goddaughter, Ms. Barbara S. Jackson, Wadley; one godson, Mr. Brian Strowbridge, Wadley; two sisters, Ms. Leona Jackson, Fort Lauderdale, and Ms. Sue Knight, St. Petersburg, Fla.; 22 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were his grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Tarvers Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

James Otis Lafavor
Dea. James Otis Lafavor of Wrens died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002.

Dea. Lafavor was a member of Woods Chapel Church of God in Christ, Matthews.

The funeral was Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. at Thompson Spring Hill AME Church, Matthews, with Elder Rufus Williams and Elder William Beasley officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his sister, Jannie Prescott, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; two granddaughters, Claretha (Willie) Curry, Sunrise, Fla., Joyce Ann (John) White, Rochester, NY; three great-grandchildren, Sandy Maria White, Giovannie Sherwood White and Miriam Bonita Curry, and four great great-grandchildren.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Jessie Mack Jr.
Mr. Jessie Mack Jr. of Louisville died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002.

The funeral was Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. at Jones Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Dudley officiating.

Survivors include a companion, Dena Grant, Louisville; a daughter, Pamela Mack, Washington, DC; a son, Bruce Mack, Bishopville, SC; a brother, Johnny "James" Mack; and two sisters, Annie Laura Mack and Ruby Johnson, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Susie Milburn
Mrs. Susie Milburn, 72, of Thomson died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, in the Gibson Rest Home.

Mrs. Milburn, a native of Glascock County, had lived in Thomson for many years. She was a homemaker and had worked at the McDuffie County Hospital as a practical nurse. She was a member of the Washington Heights Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Horace Milburn.

The funeral was Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. in the Washington Heights Baptist Church with the Revs. J.W. "Bill" Seaman, Lester Clark, L.H. Fowler and Reginald Blakewood officiating. Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include a daughter, Jeanette Gunn, Dearing; a son, David Milburn, Thomson; a sister, Joanne Johnson, Mitchell; two brothers, John Lee Brassell, Augusta, and Lamar Brassell, Boneville; six grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Pallbearers were Willis Stanley, Stanley Eason, William Wilcher, Danny Wilkerson, Mike Neal and Johnny Brassell.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Frankie Andrews Wells
Mrs. Frankie Andrews Wells, 78, of Millen died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002.

Mrs. Wells, a native of Screven County, was a homemaker and a member of West Millen Baptist Church.

The funeral was Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. at the West Millen Baptist Church with the Revs. Perry Hearn and Butch Taylor officiating. Burial was in the Millen Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Henry H. Wells; two daughters, Wanda W. Clifton and Sharon W. Cason, Millen; three sons, Heyward Wells, Stapleton, Derrell Wells, Lexington, and Don Wells, Aiken; a sister, Virginia A. Duggar, Millen, and a brother, Thomas Andrews, Milner; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews.

Memorials may be made to West Millen Baptist Church.

Crowe-Fields Funeral Home, Millen, was in charge of the arrangements.

James Ransom "Jimmy" Harrell, Jr
Mr. James Ransom "Jimmy" Harrell, Jr., 81 of 308 Bendix Ave, Louisville, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2002, in the University Hospital in Augusta. Funeral Services will be 11:00 am Thursday, September 12, in the Louisville First Baptist Church, with burial in the Louisville City Cemetery, Rev. Larry Montgomery officiating.

Mr. Harrell was born April 7, 1921 in Louisville, the son of the late James R. and Ruby Welch Harrell. He had worked as an insurance agent for the Queensborough Insurance Agency. He was a member and past president of the Louisville Kiwanis Club and a member and deacon of the Louisville First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret D. Harrell. He was a faithful friend and loving father.

Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Patricia Harrell-Lakatos of Kailua, Hi.; Mrs. Emily Crossfield of Lakeland Fl.; Mrs. Eugenia Weiskircher of Roswell, a nephew, Lin Dixon of Athens; a devoted friend, Virginia Dudley of Louisville.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm Wednesday September 11, at the funeral home.

The Louisville Kiwanis Club will serve as Pallbearers.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home in Louisville is in charge of arrangements.

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