September 19, 2002 Issue

Enoch H. Beckworth
Mr. Enoch H. Beckworth, 58, of Wadley died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Mr. Beckworth was retired from Thiele Kaolin as a lab technician. He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Wrens First Assembly of God Church.

The funeral was Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Henry B. Sahffer Sr. and Dan R. Watson officiating. Burial was in the Gospel Chapel Cemetery in Avera.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Beckworth; three children, William J. (Martha) Beckworth, Thomson, Deborah K. (Milton) Hobbs, Thomson, and Phillip A. (Pamela) Beckworth, Blythe; three step-children, Cindy Morgan, David Storey and Kathy Kendall; two brothers, Thomas Beckworth and Paul Beckworth, both of Stapleton; one sister, Priscilla Irby, Gibson; and 13 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Phillip Allen, Danny Beckworth, Richie Cowart, Brian Irby, Tommy Neal and Carl Pennington.

Memorials may be made to the Gospel Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o Curtis Thigpen, 6276 Sunset Blvd, Avera, GA 30803.

Tressie Hardy
Mrs. Tressie Hardy, 80, of Atlanta died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, in an Atlanta Nursing Home.

Mrs. Hardy was formerly of Wrens. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Chance.

The funeral will be Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel.

Survivors include her children, L.G. Moore, Louis Collins and Patti Collins; her sisters, brothers and sisters-in-law, Doris Williford, Betty Ann Kemp, Jimmy Farrer, Buddy Farrer, Pauline Farrer and Jeanne Farrer; a granddaughter and three great-grandchildren.

James Whitford Haynes
Mr. James Whitford Haynes, 62, of Matthews died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Haynes was a Baptist by religion. He worked for many years as a supervisor with Jefferson Contractor.

The funeral was Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Bill Arrington and Terry McCauglin officiating. Burial was in the Wrens Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Haynes; two sons, James W. Haynes Jr. and Charles T. Haynes; one daughter, Brenda G. Ballard; three brothers, Charles Haynes, William (Bill) Haynes and Richard Haynes; five sisters, Mary Kuhns, Frances Jackson, Edna Muhar, Martha Jackson and Laura Pardue; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Pallbearers were James Haynes Jr., Charles Haynes, Dennis Miller, James Miller, Phillip Haynes, Doug Ballard and Charles Miller.

James Screws
Mr. James Screws of Augusta died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at the VA Medical Center Uptown Division.

Mr. Screws was born in Jefferson County. He was a Baptist. He served with honor in the U.S. Navy during WW II, he was a signalman and visual communication instructor and builder. He was a First Class Petty Officer.

The funeral was Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. in the Thomas L. King Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Samuel E. Yaun officiating. Burial was in the Bethesda Primitive Baptist Churchyard Cemetery, Wadley.

Survivors include a son, Mike Davis; a daughter, Patricia Rhodes; two sisters, Sibyl S. Miller, Martinez, and Betty Ruth S. Cooper, Clearwater, SC; and three brothers, Thomas D. Screws and Ted H. Screws, Martinez, and Fred L. Screws Jr., Evans.

Sally Land "Little Mama" Trammell
Mrs. Sally Land "Little Mama" Trammell, 94, of Louisville died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, in The Heritage of Old Capitol Nursing Home.

Mrs. Trammell, a native of Glascock County, was a homemaker. She was the wife of the late James Robert "Pop" Trammell. She was of the Baptist faith.

The funeral was Sept. 12 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Heritage Funeral Home, Louisville. Burial was in the Louisville City Cemetery.

Survivors include four grandchildren, Willie K. Marsh, Bartow, Wayne Marsh, Douglas, Jimmy Marsh, Louisville and Vickie Boose, Dearing; and five great-grandchildren, Tammy Marsh, Bartow; Benji Slater, Collowhee, NC, Kevin Marsh, Louisville, Hali Boose, Dearing, and Courtney Boose, Dearing.

Pallbearers were Dr. Polhill, Keith Boose, Terry Moore, David Gunn, James Wheeler and Jerry Claxton.

Shirley Margarette Prigden Tharpe
Mrs. Shirley Margarette Prigden Tharpe, 88, of De Funiak Springs, Fla., died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, in Pensacola, Fla.

Mrs. Tharpe was born Sept. 5, 1913, in Geneva County, Ala., to Enoch Jesse Pridgen and Willie Celesta Whittle Prigden. She was a member of Glendale Baptist Church. She had lived in Walton County, Fla., since 1951. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert L. Tharpe; two sons, James Albert Tharpe and Dwayne Howard Tharpe; her parents, Enoch and Willie Pridgen; one granddaughter, Thea Fredickson; two brothers, Y.J. Pridgen and Alva Pridgen; and one sister, Cremonia Pridgen.

The funeral was Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. at Glendale Baptist Church with the Revs. Uvonne Carroll and Tim Hill officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery in Geneva County, Fla.

Survivors include her twin daughters, Mrs. Hilma (Baxter) Hill, Wrens, and Mrs. Hilda (Hayward "Willie") Williams, Pensacola; four sons, Vinson (Edie) Tharpe, St. Petersburn, Fla., Edward S. (Becky) Tharpe, Richmond Hill, Carroll "Bo" (Becky), Tharpe, Bradenton, Fla., and Daniel L. (Hillary) Tharpe, Glendale, Fla.; one daughter-in-law, Carolyn F. Tharpe, Pensacola; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren.

Clary-Godwin-Commander Funeral Home in De Funiak Springs was in charge of the arrangements.

Laura Hadden Bragg Koch
Mrs. Laura Hadden Bragg Koch, 76, of Gibson died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002, at University Hospital in Augusta.

The funeral was Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Lowe Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Dunaway officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Glascock County.

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